The fact that every number is a term in a mathematical continuum is no more an adequate definition than if we were to describe a picture as Number So-and-So in the catalogue. Even in the first Way, it is of all things necessary to begin by exploring one's own Nature, so as to discover what its peculiarities are; this is accomplished partly by introspection, but principally by Right Recollection of the whole phantasmagoria presented to it by experience; for since every event of life is a symbol of part of the structure of the Soul, the totality of experience must be the "Name" of the whole of that part of the Soul which has so far uttered itself. When an animal develops one part of itself beyond the others, it infringes the norm of its type. "My aunt", whom I now think of, is not the aunt I thought of last year, any more than the 4 in the second place of .0494 is the same as that in the fourth place.). In fact, it is obvious on quite rational grounds that this must be the case. 8 letters in CCXX, Ch. Grant & Symonds' Commentary [GS##] It will also be admitted, without reference to Magick, that the abuse of the talisman leads to moral, mental and spiritual misfortune. [C18] I am however promised ecstasy, i.e. - Confessions, p. 500. His fear has created phantoms, and his malobservation suggested precautions scarce worthy to be called empirical. (It has recently been shown that the mass of Matter is zero). [Here appears a graphic of three figures: at the top a closed He burrows in the slime of "Reverence, and godly fear; and makes himself houses of his own excrement, like the earthworm he is. It is useless for us to invent instruments which increase the accuracy of our observations, for though they enable us to distinguish between the three terms of our series, and to restore the theoretical Hierarchy, we can always continue the process of division until we arrive at another series: A', B', C', where A' and C' are distinguishable from each other, but where neither is distinguishable from B'. By "the people" we may understand the many-headed and mutable mob which swarms in the slums of our own minds. He sees God everywhere therein. The idea of existence was just as much unformulated as that of toasted cheese. We find that it matters little whither we go; the Going itself is our gladness. We may now inquire why the Book is at pains to admit as to love "when" and "where" we will. 48. Note that throughout these books death is always spoken of as a definite experience, a delightful event in one's career. The proposition vanishes automatically as it is assimilated. 'All is not aught' is an abrogation of all previous law, on the accession of a Monarch. -- is the spasm of joy which is the physiological and psychological accompaniment of any relief from strain and congestion. Now the Semen is God (the going-one, as shown by the Ankh or Sandal-strap, which He carries) because he goes in at the Door, stays there for a specified period, and comes out again, having flowered, and still bearing in him that Seed of Going. I may then be confident that this Work is a proper part of my Will. The adventures of his body and mind, with their desires for material and moral well-being, are obviously as foredoomed to disaster as Don Quixote's. The difference between successive thoughts and successive numbers is that by inserting r terms between p and q -- p:p : p 2 : --- p (2 -1) : q -- we apparently approximate the members, so that p-q (p 2)-(p ); while the sub-thoughts which intervene between my impression on waking "A fine frosty morning" and my reaction "I'll go skating" come to me from very various departments of my mind, and no two of them are in any way more closely connected than their culmination in consciousness is to its forerunner. This is the ready test of a Star, that it whirls flaming through the sky. He is right to consider the act, as he knows it, degrading. Firstly, he pretends that it is a Fairy Prince disguised, and hangs it with the rags and tinsel of romance, sentiment, and religion. It sounds as though the scribe had protested violently in his mind against the chapter, and was especially aggrieved at the first paragraph of this verse, which, taken at its face value, promises a phenomenon impossible in literature. Against these we can put only Emily Bronte, whose sex-suppression was due to her environment, and so burst out in the incredible violence of her art, and the regular religious mystics, Saint Catherine, Saint Teresa, and so on, the facts of whose sex-life have been carefully camouflaged in the interests of the slave-gods. One should love it, that is, study it intimately; not otherwise can one be sure of maintaining the right relation with it, which is, not to allow it to interfere with one's will to live. The second phrase may then be a contemptuous slap at the scribe who was perhaps thinking "Well, it seems otherwise to me, for one!" We must therefore go back to Spartan ideas of education; and the worst enemies of humanity are those who wish, under the pretext of compassion, to continue its ills through the generations. [C16]. For the existing interest in sexual matters is chiefly because, common as the act is, it is closely concealed. It contains a Formula of Magick Art, connected with the Stele. The modern woman is not going to be dupe, slave, and victim any more; the woman who gives herself up freely to her own enjoyment, without asking recompense, will earn the respect of her brothers, and will openly despise her 'chaste' or venal sisters, as men now despise 'milksops,' 'sissies,' and 'tango lizards.' This female was hideous, ill-mannered and The expression "to hell with them" is not merely an outburst of colloquial enthusiasm. It is the card of Leo and represents Babalon and the Beast conjoined. of discomfort and inconvenience on the road from the inquisitiveness & An XIX, Sol in Aries). Each phrase is a diamond; each is diverse, yet all identical. They do not admit that anything can be ugly or evil; its existence justifies itself. Our race-inherited conceptions of space prevented men, until quite recent years, from conceiving a non-Euclidean geometry, or the existence of a fourth Dimension. To have climbed alone to the summit of Iztaccihuatl is great and grand; but the essence of one's joy is that one possesses the courage, knowledge, agility, endurance, and self-mastery necessary to have done it. We may not turn to the second phrase of the text: "there is no difference". Full comprehension of the true nature of number, as conceived by this Book, should enable the mind to transcend its "normal" trammels. One-fifth is the fuel of fire, the corruption of rust; the rest is inert, the soul of explosives, with a trace of that stifling and suffocating gas which is yet food for vegetable, as it is poison to animal, life. I have thought of reading this verse 'Divde 56 into (?2) parts such that by adding them together and then multiplying them (? But no more is this: "Sugar is a sweet white crystalline carbo-hydrate." 6. no longer interested in protecting them as I had been; but And he read therein] As a scribe, he wrote the law; and as a priest, he read and expounded it. Let us take an example. Countless millions, not quite so fixed in refinement, accept the fact, acquiesce in the foulness, till Love is degraded to guilty grovelling. this child must be in your own image, a symbol of your nature, an expression of your true subconscious Will. From this the Law "Do what thou wilt" follows logically. We often travelled over twelve hours a day in Who then shall decide what "trustworthy reasoning" may mean? The Book of the Law Found - Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. The pander, the prostitute, the parasite will find their occupation gone. Further, this verse is to be taken with the next. Not until he is familiar with them all should he perform the practices which enable him to read the Word of his Will. But that is only because of the accepted idea of a number as not being a thing in itself but merely a term in series homogeneous in character. And is not this Book the Word of Aiwaz, and is not He mine Holy Guardian Angel, the master of my Silent Self, His virgin bride on whom His love hath wrought the mystery of Identity? But if we add unity to nine, unity appears as that which has the power of transforming the two-dimensional expansion of three aforesaid into a mere oblong measuring 5 by 2. The Self, its Will, and its Apprehension, should be utterly beyond it. She suffered and triumphed in most shameful silence; she had no friend, no follower, none to aid or approve. {Thelema is in Greek letters in the MS We do not tell the man who would heal disease that he must not know his subject, from anatomy to Pathology; or bid him undertake to remove an appendix from a valued Archbishop the first time he takes scalpel in hand. The psychology of the one should be intelligible to the other. To stir me or still me! He accepts and enjoys everything that is proper to his nature. "...How had Litton died? Addendum: More generally, any act soever may be used to attain any end soever by the magician who knows how to make the necessary links. In the charter of spiritual sovereignty it is written that the charcoal-burner is no less a subject than the duke. Evasion of the issue is no more possible than was alternation of the antecedent. of Love. Forrest I myself used to "go all out" on mountains; I hold more World's Records of various kinds than I can reckon -- for pace, skill, daring, and endurance. He hath beheld the Light, but only in division. Nor had he won to this sphere except by Temperance, under which name we mask the art of pouring freely forth the whole of our Life, to the last spilth of our blood, yet losing never the least drop thereof. I will confess their creed, so long as I may play the part of Peter until the cock crow thrice. Here he is taught that his Heart is the Centre of Light. When the Nonconformist Christian churches, especially in America, found the doctrine of Eternal Punishment no longer tenable, they knocked the bottom out of their religion. This leaves the idea of 'Motion' for Hadit, whose interplay with Nuit makes the Universe. I 'raise the spell of Ra Hoor Khuit'. One must never forget that a child will be born of that deed. After seventeen years of unparalleled spiritual progress, of unimaginably intense ecstasies, of beatitudes prolonged for whole months, of initiations indescribably exalted, of proof piled on proof of His power, His vigilance, His love, after being protected and energized with incredible aptness, I find myself still only too ready to grumble, nay even to doubt. The technical terms used by Oriental Initiates to denote these conditions are untranslatable; in any case, they serve rather to darken counsel. 82-87. We have no right to assert that its internal reactions correspond to the external world in any way whatever. etc. Every fight is to be a fight to the finish; each one of us for himself, to do his own will; and all of us for all, to establish the Law of Liberty. By "knewest" we may understand the function of Hadit, intellectually and conjugally united with Nuit. Let us borrow an analogy from Chemistry. Thus the pain of life may be atoned for by the bliss of death. 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