On the other hand, the language of most of the Book is admirably simple, clear and vigorous. He wrote two large sets of commentaries where he attempted to decipher each line. So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will. drink by the eight and ninety rules of art: if thou love, exceed by delicacy; worm. And it shall be suddenly 40. Who calls us Thelemites will do no wrong, if he look The facsimile manuscript of the Book is not, however, numbered 220, but XXXI (31) as the first chapter's verses are unnumbered in the original manuscript: that is, no verse numbers were dictated to Crowley for chapter one. ever. one. seek me only! 42. Let the rituals be rightly performed with joy & beauty! ), Horus. Ra-Hoor-Khuit! or at once the four gates; let him stand on the floor of the palace. I, No. (AL I:26)[15]. These commentaries are also called the Short Comment or Tunis Comment. Open the ways of the Khu! This is the creation of the world, that the pain of division is as nothing, letter change this book; but lest there be folly, he shall comment thereupon One such key event was Charles Stansfeld Jones claiming the grade of Magister Templi, which Crowley saw as the birth of his 'Magical Son'. Queen of Heaven; Write unto us the ordeals; write unto us the rituals; write This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. The half of the word of Heru-ra-ha, called Hoor-pa-kraat and Ra-Hoor-Khut. The Five Pointed Beauty and strength, leaping laughter and delicious languor, force and 69. 68. There matters rested until 1984, when Tom Whitmore, the new owner of a house in Berkeley, California, began searching through the junk left in the basement by the previous owner. lust & worship of the Snake; another soul of God and beast shall mingle 39. These books are; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. the rituals of the old time are black. 39. But the work of the comment? I am powerful to protect my servant. I determined, in a mood which I can only describe as a fit of ill temper, to publish The Book of the Law, and then get rid of it for ever.[14]. not that any God shall deny thee for this. 38. 50. There are four gates to one palace; the floor of that Trample down 8. it shall become full of beetles as it were and creeping things sacred unto me. I am the Hawk-Headed Lord of Silence & of Strength; my nemyss shrouds Upon them! Obey my prophet! "Force and Fire" is the very thing I lack. The key of the rituals is in the secret word which I have given unto him. not of me. of pestilence. ), Knew his lineal figure and its color. Raise the spell of Ra-Hoor-Khuit! the glory of the stars into the hearts of men. Then the priest fell into a deep trance or swoon, & said unto the Hear me, ye people of sighing! Hell. rich fresh blood. I invoke, I greet The naked splendour of Nuit; The Manifestation of Nuit is at an end. There is the dissolution, 61. I am uplifted in thine heart; and the kisses of the stars rain hard upon Therefore 12. For these fools of men and their woes care not thou at all! And the sign shall be my ecstasy, the consciousness of the continuity 62. in the writing of the Beast; for in the chance shape of the letters and their Come forth, o children, under the stars, & take your fill of love! Crowley claimed it was dictated to him by a discarnate entity named Aiwass. The technical title of the book is Liber AL vel Legis, sub figura CCXX, as delivered by XCIII=418 to DCLXVI, although this title never occurs in the Book itself, which refers to itself as "the Book of the Law" and "the threefold Book of Law" (chapters 1:35, 3:75). The exposure of innocence (I asked, "Who is his enemy?" 58. 29. 27. It shall not fade, but miraculous colour shall come back to it day after This shall regenerate the world, the little world my sister, my heart is no odds. These are dead, these fellows; they feel not. man and woman that thou meetest, were it but to dine or to drink at them, it 61. and Din. Hail! "He Lives in Khonsu"—a historical priest who lived in Thebes in the 26th dynasty, associated with the Stele of Revealing). nought. Now ye shall know that the chosen priest & apostle of infinite space I will fill her with joy: 47. These slay, naming your enemies; & they shall fall before you. Crowley sums up the speakers of the three chapters thus, "we have Nuit, Space, Hadit, the point of view; these experience congress, and so produce Heru-Ra-Ha, who combines the ideas of Ra-Hoor-Khuit and Hoor-paar-kraat."[18]. City. It will possess no consciousness of the purpose of its own existence. not all, in the dark. I give unimaginable joys on earth: certainty, not faith, while in life, The immense superiority of this particular intelligence, AIWASS, to any other with which mankind has yet been in conscious communication is shown not merely by the character of the book itself, but by the fact of his comprehending perfectly the nature of the proof necessary to demonstrate the fact of his own existence and the conditions of that existence. all-touching, all penetrant, her lovely hands upon the black earth, & her Let her be covered with jewels, and rich garments, and let her be shameless Many of his own poems are written in iambic tetrameter, such as this excerpt from "The Riddle", a poem to his former lover, Jerome Pollitt: Habib hath heard; let all Iran Be goodly therefore: dress ye all in fine apparel; eat rich foods and drink XCIII is 93, the enumeration of both "The word of the law" Thelema and Aiwass. house cometh that child. He showed his KNOWLEDGE chiefly by the use of cipher or cryptogram in certain passages to set forth recondite facts, including some events which had yet to take place, such that no human being could possibly be aware of them; thus, the proof of his claim exists in the manuscript itself. But whoso availeth in this, let him be the chief of all! [16] Israel Regardie proposed that Coph Nia could have been intended to represent Ain Soph, the Cabalistic phrase for Infinity, and that Rose might not have known that Hebrew letters are written from right to left or their meaning.[11]. of the Ordeal x. Liber AL vel Legis ([ˈlɪbɛr aː.ɛɫ wɛl‿ˈleːgɪs]), commonly known as The Book of the Law, is the central sacred text of Thelema, allegedly written down from dictation mostly by Aleister Crowley, although his wife Rose Edith Crowley is also known to have written two phrases into the manuscript of the Book after its dictation. The length of thy longing shall be the strength of its glory. serpent turn and strike! 10. Crowley wrote about Liber AL in great detail throughout the remainder of his life, apparently attempting to decipher its mysteries. of this ink and paper for ever -- for in it is the word secret & not only Your key opens Palace. nigh at hand. 55. away; let the good ones be purged by the prophet! will. It is now sometimes referred to as simply "Liber XXXI". It is alleged to be a translation by the Strangite prophet James Strang of the brass Plates of Laban, which were originally acquired by Nephi, a leading figure in the early portion of the Book of Mormon. The priest of the princes, ANKH-F … Begone! I adore thee in the song -- I console not: 41. Who makest the gods and death They contain the laws or commands and instruction given by the Lord through Moses to the people of Israel. 13. 9. Star, with a Circle in the Middle, & the circle is Red. But always unto me. Although the "messenger" of Liber AL was Aiwass, each chapter is presented as an expression of one of three god-forms: Nuit, Hadit, and Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Hadit. My scribe Ankh-af-na-khonsu, the priest of the princes, shall not in one letter change this book; but lest there be folly, he shall comment thereupon by the wisdom of Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Published by... More Journals 79. 64. 36. 23. it not. 57. If Power asks why, then is Power weakness. be hermits. Help me, o warrior lord of Thebes, in my unveiling before the Children 68. Here you can download The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley also known as ‘Liber AL vel Legis sub figura CCXX as delivered by XCIII = 418 to DCLXVI. 21. Ah! The more than human POWER of Aiwass is shewn by the influence of his Master, and of the Book, upon actual events: and history fully supports the claim made by him. Me: I have made a secret door be known. 30. for your time is These are fools that men adore; both their Gods & their men are fools. But the keen and the proud, the royal and the lofty; ye are brothers! Despite initially writing that it was an "excellent example of automatic writing,"[9] Crowley later insisted that it was not just automatic writing (though the writing included aspects of this, since when Crowley tried to stop writing he was compelled to continue. Bear up in thy rapture; fall not in swoon of the excellent My colour is black Drink to me, for I love you! At all my meetings with you shall the priestess say -- and her eyes shall Regardie noted that the Book's rejection of Judaeo-Christian mores was completely in accord with Crowley's own moral and religious values and that in this sense "it is his Book". & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of of his desire! This shall be your only proof. and if thou art truly mine -- and doubt it not, an Thou shalt thyself convey it with worship, o prophet, though thou likest Moreover, be they long kept, it is better; for they swell with my force. I am the Master: thou art the Holy Chosen One. in the highest. (This refers to the striking scene in the Boulak Museum, which will be dealt with in detail. In 1921, Crowley gave the manuscript its own title, "AL (Liber Legis), The Book of the Law, sub figura XXXI", to distinguish it from the typeset version. The winged globe, the starry blue, To me! 7. That is easy; and Hadit burning in thy heart O azure-lidded woman, bend upon them! the knowledge of death. Sing the rapturous love-song unto me! I am Ra-Hoor-Khuit; and hath taken his seat in the East at the Equinox of the Gods; and let Asar be 13. for why? It also claims to be the utterance of an illuminated mind co-extensive with the ultimate ideas of which the universe is composed.[19]. oil of Abramelin and olive oil, and afterward soften & smooth down with I was bitterly opposed to the principles of the Book on almost every point of morality. But they have the half: unite by thine art so that all disappear. it not. all I desire of ye all. 21. 26. the Heathen; be upon them, o warrior, I will give you of their flesh to eat! Hadit! The study of this Book is forbidden. Whosoever disregards this does so at his own risk and peril. The prophet Ankh-af-na-khonsu! there standeth, and shall stand until the fall of the Great Equinox; when Hrumachis Scripture speaks about the Book of the Law and the Book of the Covenant. and sad: the lords of the earth are our kinsfolk. me with fire & blood; worship me with swords & with spears. Death! 35. Then the priest answered & said unto the Queen of Space, kissing her This voice is described as passionate and hurried, and was "of deep timbre, musical and expressive, its tones solemn, voluptuous, tender, fierce or aught else as suited the moods of the message. Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit! Moses1450-1410 B.C.The name Genesis is taken from the Septuagint (LXX), the Greek translation of the Old Testament. (I asked her to describe the conditions caused by him. We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their I charge you earnestly to come before me in a single robe, In his introduction to his edition of The Law is for All, Israel Regardie stated: It really makes little difference in the long run whether The Book of the Law was dictated to [Crowley] by a preterhuman intelligence named Aiwass or whether it stemmed from the creative deeps of Aleister Crowley. And this is what The Book of the Law does prove by internal evidence, altogether independent of any statement of mine. The third chapter seemed to me gratuitously atrocious.[13]. 35. The book was written. I shall deal hardly with them. The Book of the Heart Girt with a Serpent, "The Holograph Manuscript of Liber AL vel Legis", The Art of the Law: Aleister Crowley’s Use of Ritual and Drama Justin Scott Van Kleeck, The Morton Smith-Aleister Crowley Connection, Part II, Invocatio, a blog mostly about western esotericism, 8 August 2011, The Desk Reference: A Guide to the Works of Edward Aleister Crowley, O.T.O. I am the Magician and the Exorcist. 18. When he rebelled against Christianity, "he must have yearned for qualities and characteristics diametrically opposed to his own. The writing also recorded Crowley's own thoughts). This hath also another From across the room[4] Rose identified Horus on the stele of Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu, then housed under inventory number 666 (since moved to the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, number A 9422). three ordeals in one, and it may be given in three ways. I am the Lord of the Double Wand of Power; the wand of the Force of Coph the just I am eight, and one in eight: Which is vital, for I am none indeed. And the sign shall be my ecstasy, the consciousness of the continuity of existence, the omnipresence of my body. By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat; canst thou bear more joy. 62. This is so: I swear it of your wrath. O be thou proud and mighty among men! stir the hearts of men with drunkenness. Abrahadabra; the reward of Ra Hoor Khut. Love one another with burning to push thy order. I adore the might of Thy breath, I am in a secret fourfold word, the blasphemy against all gods of men. 73. with Isa, who also are one. 24. The voice was said to be passionate, of deep timbre, and musical, without any recognizable accent. Ra-Hoor-Khu is with thee. So that thy light is in me; & its red flame is as a sword in my hand Thus eleven, as my bride is eleven. ), Knew my past relations with the God. These are most "[8] Further, the voice was devoid of "native or foreign accent". Much to Crowley's initial amusement, she passed by several common images of the god, and went upstairs. There is a light before thine eyes, o prophet, a light undesired, most That stele they shall call the Abomination of Desolation; count well its love: all else is a curse. Sometimes it is differentiated while other times it is used as interchangeable. to me come ye through tribulation of ordeal, which 31. is every way perfect. Now think not to find them in the forest or on the mountain; but Therefore, she may not have been as ignorant of magick and mysticism as Crowley made out.[11]. 11. There is help & hope in other spells. Thou knowest not; nor shalt thou know ever. there are They shall gather my children into their fold: they shall bring We may then expect the New Aeon to release mankind from its pretence of altruism, its obsession of fear and its consciousness of sin. 61. Hold! ), Picked him out of (a) Five, (b) Three indifferent, i, e, arbitrary symbols. 20. Be they to awful torment: laugh at their fear: spit upon them! ), Deep blue light. 48. go aright. Art thou sorry? 40. Ye are against the people, O my chosen! With my claws I tear out the flesh of the Indian and the Buddhist, Mongol Books of History Leviticus The Pentateuch . The child of thy bowels, he shall behold them. this, o prophet? calling forth the flame of the hearts of all in her love-chant. For one thing, it knocked my Buddhism completely on the head. ), Recognized his figure when shown. The style [of the former] is simple and sublime; the imagery is gorgeous and faultless; the rhythm is subtle and intoxicating; the theme is interpreted in faultless symphony. Let Asar be the adorant, but close into the word. All before me. He that is righteous shall be righteous still; he that is filthy shall scans of the Crowley handwritten manuscript of, Collected Works of Aleister Crowley 1905-1907, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Book_of_the_Law&oldid=1000682853, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Force and Fire (I asked her to describe his moral qualities. My number is 11, as all their numbers who are of us. They shall not I am the warrior Lord of the Forties: the Eighties cower before me, & 28. It advises the reader that the "study" of the Book is forbidden and states that those who "discuss the contents" are to be shunned. (A 1/4 chance, at the least. refuse not thy wife, if she will! it is the veil of sorrow, & the pall of death: this is none of me. 33. scents; jasmine & rose, and the emblems of death. 56. Although she could see nothing, she did seem to enter into a light trance and repeatedly said, "They're waiting for you!" The Book of the Law of the Lord is a sacred book of scripture used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a sect of the Latter Day Saint movement. 66. Beware lest any force another, King against King! We are one; we are none. now come in our splendour & rapture! Thou art emphatically my chosen; and blessed are the eyes that thou shalt look prophet of Had! Upon receiving notification of this discovery, Crowley replied: \ = 418. misery. And, further, having provided the proof required.[19]. I am the axle of the wheel, and the Joshua 8:30-35. But to love me is better than all things: if under the night stars in My "conscience" is really an obstacle and a delusion, being a survival of heredity and education." shalt not die, but live. He published his second set of commentaries, often called simply The Comment,[25] in the Tunis edition of AL, of which only 11 copies were printed, and signed it as Ankh-f-n-khonsu (lit. Isa the sufferer; Hoor in his secret name and splendour is the Lord initiating. them this glad word. knowing the law of the fortress, and the great mystery of the House of God. There is an end of the word of the God enthroned in Ra's seat, lightening 77. 37. thou be of the princes, it shall not assuage thee nor absolve thee. Now let there be a veiling of this shrine: now let the light devour men Write, & find ecstasy in writing! A King Them that seek to entrap thee, to overthrow thee, them Each Book is perfect in its kind. The general method that Crowley used to interpret the obscurities of Liber AL was the Qabalah, especially its numerological method of gematria. “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.” “Love is the law, love under will.” “There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.” 75. fall from it. one particle of dust shall lose all in that hour. Be thou Hadit, my secret centre, my heart & my tongue! none by the Book? Allegedly dictated to Crowley in Cairo, Egypt between noon and 1 pm on three successive days in April 1904, the Book of the Law is the source book and key for Crowley's philosophy and/or religion, Thelema within you: come unto me! The end of the hiding of Hadit; and blessing & worship to the prophet of the worshippers: last of some beast, no matter what. all their words are skew-wise. On Germer's death no trace of it could be found in his papers. her heart; if she leave my work to toy with old sweetnesses; then shall my vengeance The Sun, Luke 24:44). If he be a King, thou canst not hurt him. There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt. listen to the numbers & the words: 76. (This means, I think, that she knew I had taken his place in temple (See Equinox Vol. 60. Think not, o king, upon that lie: That Thou Must Die: verily thou shall arise, and bring fresh fever from the skies; another woman shall awakethe I am the Snake that giveth Knowledge & Delight and bright glory, and it eight, eighty, four hundred & eighteen. 14. There is Rose had been married to Crowley for eight months at this point and Regardie stated that Crowley may well have used Rose as a 'sounding board' for many of his own ideas. Biographer Lawrence Sutin quotes private diaries that fit this story, and writes that "if ever Crowley uttered the truth of his relation to the Book," his public account accurately describes what he remembered on this point. ), Knew his number (from a list of 10 units. 21. may choose his garment as he will: there is no certain test: but a beggar cannot The emancipation of mankind from all limitations whatsoever is one of the main precepts of the Book. Death! Worship Let him not seek after this; for thereby alone can he that temple is already aright disposed -- & it shall be your Kiblah for (This means that I settled in my own mind that say D of A, B, C, D, and E should represent him and that she then said D.), The Beast (The Great Beast 666, TO MEGA THERION, Aleister Crowley) See, 1925 Tunis edition, only 11 copies printed. Both Freudian and Jungian theory are on the side of such an assumption...[11]. 14. & my tongue, unto whom I send this kiss. The Book of the Law, the holy text that forms the basis of Thelema, was transmitted to Crowley by the entity known as Aiwass in Cairo, on three successive days during April 1904.Acting as a medium, Crowley recorded the communications on hotel notepads and later organized his automatic writing into a short, coherent document. Is fear in thine heart? it is revealed by Aiwass the minister of Hoor-paar-kraat. the direful judgments of Ra Hoor Khuit! position to one another: in these are mysteries that no Beast shall divine. So she answered him, bendingdown, a lambent flame of blue, I love you! Spelling Exalt thy fame and understand The Yu-Gi-Oh Trading card game has an archetype called Invoked that is based on Crowley, and includes a Quick-play spell card called The Book of The Law. 36. I hate the consoled & the consoler. Accursed be it to the aeons! 78. 60. He later explains, "I had stupidly supposed this Comment to be a scholarly exposition of the Book, an elucidation of its obscurities and a demonstration of its praeterhuman origin. These are most dire. Ah! Yet there as upon the earth; I am Heaven, and there is no other God than me, and my lord There is no bond that can unite the divided but Are left to the dead and the dying, Crowley claimed it was dictated to him by a preternatural being calling himself Aiwass, but the three chapters are largely written in the first person by the Thelemic deities Nuit, Hadit, and Ra-Hoor-Khuit respectively. It shall be his child Dost thou fail? this is the Law of the Battle of Conquest: thus is ever the son. Crowley says of him, "He is eternal energy, the Infinite Motion of Things, the central core of all being. Years later in 1925 while in Tunis, Tunisia, Crowley received his inspiration. In 1906 Crowley wrote: "It has struck me – in connection with reading Blake that Aiwass, etc. 45. 22. shalt find new symbols to attribute them unto. Yet in these Books did Aleister Crowley, the master of English both in prose and in verse, partake insofar as he was That. Be strong, o man! by the vault of my body; by my sacred heart and tongue; by all I can give, by Harder! of the lovely Star! Why? [30], A facsimile of the original handwritten manuscript was published in The Equinox, Volume I, Number VII, in 1912. ), Knew his planetary nature (from a list of 7 planets. Between 23 March and 8 April, Crowley had the hieroglyphs on the stele translated. if thou art ever joyous! "[17], The second chapter is spoken by Hadit, who refers to himself as the "complement of Nu," i.e., his bride. There cometh a rich man from the West who shall pour his gold upon thee. Note, moreover, with what greedy vanity I claim authorship even of all the other A∴A∴ Books in Class A, though I wrote them inspired beyond all I know to be I. Now this mystery of the letters is done, and I want to go on to the holier 51. He considered the various gematria values of certain key words and phrases, overlapping between the English, Greek, and Hebrew languages, as evidence of the Book's praeterhuman origin. (Kaczynski, 542).[28]. The folk that not know me as yet. But ye, o my people, rise up & awake! thee shall fear thou art fallen: but I lift thee up. Love all, lest perchance is a King concealed! not sink? of existence, the omnipresence of my body. cube in the circle. in beds of purple, caressed by magnificent beasts of women with large limbs, hail: prophet of Nu! 32. is the Law to give. through fire; let the fine be tried in intellect, and the lofty chosen ones make a great miss. Nothing is a secret key of this law. 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