He ultimately gave If one chooses to assume that the sum of the interior angles of a triangle is either greater than or less than two right angles, instead of equal to them, we can construct two new systems of Geometry, each perfectly consistent with itself, and we possess no means soever of deciding which of the three represents truth. But physiology informs us that we are bound to waste it, no matter what be our continence, so long as we are liable to sleep; and Nature, whether by precaution or by prodigality, provides us with so great an excess of the substance that the reproduction of the human race need not slacken, though the proportion of men to women were no more than 3 to the 1000. Our senses assure us that the earth is flat, and that the Sun moves across it, until we amend their assertions by the aid of instruments, and of reason. Our Law knows nothing of punishment beyond that imposed by ignorance and awkwardness on their possessor. As for my true Self, silent abiding its hour, is not this Book to it the very incarnation of Beauty? It has naturally been objected by economists that our Law, in declaring every man and every woman to be a star, reduces society to its elements, and makes hierarchy or even democracy impossible. However slight this might seem, it might lead to fatal consequences; the ancient adepts taught that by the parable of the heel of Achilles. You have no act but the priest's gesture that makes your body Hers. It resolves into Pentagram and Hexagram as follows: [Here appears a graphic of a point-up pentagram surrounded by Aware of the errors introduced into his calculations by the comparatively steady, regular, and imperceptible motion of his earth-borne body, how not to be stricken aghast to contemplate the possible consequences of taking, as a fixed and absolute point for the base of his triangulations, and unknown and uncontrollable engine in violent, erratic and incalculable action, neither to be mastered nor measured, his mind? the - Chesed, the paternal power, reflection of the "The" above. cit. Now one more point about the obeah and the wanga, the deed and the word of Magick. Tyana. We do not tell the artist that his art is so sacred, so disgusting, so splendid and so disgraceful that he must not on any account learn the use of the tools of his trade, and study in school how to see with his eye, and record what he sees with his hand. It was, for practical reasons, almost necessary to set up such taboos in small communities, savage tribes, where the wife was nothing but a general servant, where the safety of the people depended upon a high birth-rate. The artist's position is analogous. The 'immoral' man, defying convention by shouting aloud in church, may indeed be 'brawling'; but equally he may be a sensitive who has felt the first tremor of an earthquake. As Zero he represents the female Principle, the fertile Mother. In the Cosmos almost any aggregation can think and act as an Ego. of [M5]. Now the 'pagan' period is that of Isis; a pastoral, natural period of simple magic. I find in it what I consider faults of style, and even of grammar; much of the matter was at the time of writing most antipathetic. 3. We have accepted Love as the meaning of Change, Change being the Life of all Matter soever in the Universe. Briefly, it fulfils every condition required by the definition. Our first consideration only adds to our sense of surprised repugnance. I meant I would be its master from that Even when we are aware of their simultaneity, we are compelled to place them in sequence. But Truth shall make him free! 1,2,4,7,8,14,28,56, is 120, the True Number of the Rosy Cross. The supreme and absolute injunction, the crux of your knightly oath, is that you lay your lance in rest to the glory of your Lady, the Queen of the Stars, Nuit. In Hebrew, 'Law' is ThORA and equivalent to words meaning "The Gate of the Kingdom" and "The Book of Wisdom". (Appendix A to 777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley), An Essay on Number (a.k.a. This makes me certain that there is a special meaning. 205, GBR, mighty This privilege of using wine and strange drugs has been confirmed; the drugs were indeed revealed. Our "Evil", "Error", "Darkness", "Illusion", whatever one chooses to call it, is simply a phenomenon of accidental and temporary separateness. He is the Wandering Knight or Prince of Fairy Tales who marries the King's Daughter. IV, in The Equinox III (1).). It must give itself utterly in the one act of love. teach false and futile methods of acquiring false Knowledge; they must be 'cast away' or 'purged'. This knowledge is also to be attained by adepts; the outer cannot reach to it. There is great confusion of thought in the use of the word "eternal," and the phrase "for ever." All science, all art, every elaboration should emphasize and adorn the expression of the enthusiasm. Yet we think of the incidents of boyhood as having occurred to the Ego, forming part of its character. 8 letters in CCXX, Ch. So then, in my own nature are these contrary Gods, which (as above said) I have created in myself to give variety. (Fulfilled An. ", we can only reply that it depends on the temperature of the instrument. But he should not injure himself and his right aforesaid; acts invasive of another individual's equal rights are implicitly self-aggressions. It is also the fact that the tendency of any individual to sexual irregularity is emphasised by the preoccupation with the subject which follows its factitious importance in modern society. [Q17]. It is impossible to change a shilling into two sixpences, though the value and the material may be identical; for part of the essence of the shilling is the intention to have a single coin. It suggests the "continuum" of modern mathematical philosophy. [nurse] for our baby. It has not hitherto been practicable to carry out this command. To bring down this doctrine to a practical rule for every man or woman by which they may enjoy, in perfection, their sexual life and make it what it rightly is, the holiest part of the religious life, I say 'holiest' because it redeems even physical grossness to partake with spiritual saintship, the intention of this Book of the Law is perfectly simple. This Universe is a wild revel of atoms, men, and stars, each one a Soul of Light and Mirth, horsed on Eternity. It must be held as the union with God in the heart of the Holy of Holies. His only possible error is to withdraw himself from this consciousness of himself as both unique in himself and necessary to the norm of nature. We therefore train our adepts to make the Gold Philosophical from the dung of witches, and the Elixir of Life from Hippomanes; but we do not advocate ostentatious addiction to these operations. But what is the meaning of Time? [19] There is evidently an intention to identify the Climax of Love with that of Life. Calcutta; while I was to go via New York [and Shanghai, and, [H19]. I do not want to be comfortable, or even to prolong life; I prefer to move constantly from galaxy to galaxy, from one incarnation to another. Out of the millions of humanity the average person is lucky if he can take his pick of a couple of score of partners. It is therefore crowned by death; and, being wholly itself, lives again by attracting its equal and opposite Counterpart, with whom 'love under will' is the fulfilment of the Law, in a sublimer sphere. Books of Law. In fact, it is obvious on quite rational grounds that this must be the case. It is useless to reply that mathematical truths receive universal consent, because they do not. The question then arises as to whether the initiate is able to stand firmly in this Place of Exaltation. It is one thing to be like a sow, unconscious of the mire, and unable to discriminate between sweet food and sour; another to take the filth firmly and force oneself to discover the purity therein, initiating even the body to overcome its natural repulsion and partake with the soul at this Eucharist. ", "Don't be afraid", said Dick. But there is nothing inspiring in a visit to one's lawyer. We cannot lift ourselves by pulling at our toes. I found XAIPE A.'.A.'. In practice, every thing that we learn about (e.g.) When I knew him he had 18 children living, and two more were born during that period. & An XIX, Sol in Aries). death. "Beware!" [Q18]. Ver. Knowledge, while it exists as such is consequently sub judice, at the best. But 'the poor and the outcast' are the petty thoughts and the Qliphotic thoughts and the sad thoughts. We are fighting to free them, to make them masters like ourselves. We are told elsewhere to intoxicate the innermost, not the outermost; but I think that the word "wine" should be taken in its widest sense as meaning that which brings out the soul. To admit God is to look up to God, and so not to be God. It may well be -- I have believed so ever since I was fourteen years old -- that the elements are all isomers, differentiated by geometrical structure, electrical charge, or otherwise in precisely the same way as ozone from oxygen, red from yellow phosphorous, dextrose from laevulose, and a paraffin from a benzene of identical empirical formula. Khabs is the secret Light or L.V.X. Ra is, as shown in the Old Comment, the Sun, Hoor the Warrior Mars; who is Khu? He finds himself constantly compelled to assume some axiom which has been proved to be incapable of being proved, or crushed by the certainty that even in the event of his proving all his propositions, the sum of their statement amounts to this, that, so far as he is anybody or anything, he is himself. If such a Soul be indeed its Father's son, he will not fear to show lack of filial reverence, or presumption, if he forget its family in the fervour of founding one of his own, of begetting boys not better or braver indeed than his brothers, girls not softer or sweeter indeed than his sisters, but wholly his own, with his own defects and desires evoked by enchantment of ecstasy when he dies to himself in the womb of the witch who lusts for his life, and buys it with the coin that bears his Image and Superscription. In order to have Motion one must have Change. A man who "bowed humbly to the Authority of" the Pope, or the Bible, or the Sanhedrim, or the Oracle of Apollo, or the tribal Medicine-Man, none the less expressed truly his own Wish to abdicate responsibility. It is well known that the light of the sun requires some eight minutes to reach the earth. The re-entrant character of this Motion is difficult to conceive; but the Aspirant is urged to try to assimilate the idea. {Alpha} is - {Aleph} The 0 (Zero, Nuit, which is Existence). It is necessary that we stop, once for all, this ignorant meddling with other people's business. 418 ChThL Hoti, the God of Luck - Chinese. to go on until he came with me to do his duty. All questions of the Law are to be decided only by appeal to my writings, In my essays 'Truth' (in Konx Om Pax [16]), The Soldier and the Hunchback, In any Abbey of Thelema any woman is welcome; there she is free to do her will, and held in honour for the doing. He is the Magical Ego of a Star. It may be -- I know that it is -- that as soon as thought is prevented from bewildering us with its torrential turmoil, we may become aware that we posses a subtler and steadier organ of apprehension. An XXI Sol in Cancer After some years spent in Catholic countries, I wish to modify the above. Where two people become intimate, each crisis of satisfaction between the terminals leaves them in a proximity which demands mutual observation; and the intense clarity of the mind which results from the discharge of the electric force makes such observation abnormally critical. And, then having assumed conscious control of himself, that he may do his Will, he should make a point of using every faculty in a detached way (just as one inspects one's pistols and fires a few rounds) without expecting ever to need them again, but on the general principle that if they were wanted, one might as well feel confident of the issue. 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