The Paris Working by Crowley (including Esoteric record and sundrys) Original key entry to Working # 14 by Fr. H.B. in New York Entry of working # 14 to end by Bill Heidrick, with conversion of the earlier portion to ASCII and 1st proofreading 4/17/90 e.v. --- needs further proof reading Copyright (c) O.T.O. O.T.O. P.O.Box 430 Fairfax, CA 94930 USA (415) 454-5176 ---- Messages only. LIMITED LICENSE Except for notations added to the history of modification, the text on this diskette down to the next row of asterisks must accompany all copies made of this file. In particular, this paragraph and the copyright notice are not to be deleted or changed on any copies or print-outs of this file. With these provisos, anyone may copy this file for personal use or research. Copies may be made for others at reasonable cost of copying and mailing only, no additional charges may be added. ************************************************************************* This series of workings is homosexual in nature, that is, the "sacrifice" involves a sexual act between two members of the same sex. Some notes toward generalization of the method to include heterosexual acts are included. In reading the following, two cautions are advised. (1) Some of the material received regarding practices was obviously false or ancient and improper in the present time, as noted in the text. (2) Some of the material received appears to have been inadequately tested, and may represent an interference in the working brought about by coquettery between lovers. This latter point may account for Crowley's coldness toward his lovers in various writings, a method of separation from such distortions. It is worth noting that some Tantric practices in India have always mandated that the sexual partners have nothing to do with each other outside carefully prescribed ceremonies. The best example of the problem here is the first story in the Esoteric Record for the thirteenth working. --- WEH *********************************************************************** The Paris Working by Crowley THE BOOK OF THE HIGH MAGICK ART that was worked by Frater O.S.V. 6degree = 5square & Frater L.T. 2degree = 9square. (Jan-Feb 1914 E.V.) This is Document C in the account of the progress of NEMO to TO META THERION. This is the preliminary account of this Operation of Magick Art. SOL IN LIBRA, An. IX <<1913>> Fra. O.S.V. <<{Anon. NOTE:} Ol Sonuf Vaoresagi = "I reign over ye" in Enochian, Crowley's motto as 5=6>> accomplished the task laid upon him by the Great White Brotherhood by issuing No. X of Vol. I of The Equinox. Thereby he being brought to the end of his resources, he bethought himself to pray unto the Great Gods of Heaven that they would bestow favour upon him -- for, even as did Job, he cursed not God at all -- that he might make a new sacrifice unto the Magnum Opus. Now there appeared Fra. Lampada Tradam<>, having passed through the Ordeal of a Neophyte, to undertake the task of a Zelator, as by his Oath bound. Also for months 18 had Fra. O.S.V. been initiated by Fra. M.<> into the Greater Mysteries, and been by him induced into the Throne of the Order of the Temple. Moreover, it is fitting to reconstitute this Order<> in its splendour, for at the entry of Sol into Aries, An X is the 600th anniversary of the Martyrdom of J.B.M.<> Also, a casual invocation of Pan by these Brethren had produced a great marvel. All these things therefore tending thereto, let us take up the Work with piety and zeal, and in holy charity and great chastity of body and soul. Amen. Thus therefore to the Glory of the Ineffable One of the Dove and of the Serpent, did these two Brethren begin their Working -- First. From 4:55 to 5:35 did I confess myself, even I, Frater O.S.V. 6degree = 5square receiving the Sacrament from a certain priest A.B.<> and being thereby much comforted did I set myself to the painting of the prime pantacle of this book. Therein busied, came inspiration unto me from the Most High, and this is the consideration: that though Pan be the Master of this Work, yet is the Work naught without Wisdom divine, and that Hermes is rightly the god of this particular Operation of Magick Art. Therefore, say I, let Hermes first be invoked, and that by the Rite, and by this incantation which I made with my friend the Art-Bachelor W.D. Jungitur en vati vates; rex inclyte rabdon Hermes tu venias, verba nefanda ferens. <>. The First Working [Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1913 e.v.] At 11:40 therefore did I duly open the Temple, invoking also Thoth by the Egyptian formulae. And upon the stroke of midnight did the first words and acts of the Accendat strike on the Akasa. Then immediately did Mercury manifest in his first form, as it is written in Liber Ararita I, 8: "Thou hast appeared to me as a young boy mischievous and lovely, with thy winged globe and its serpents set upon a staff." Astrally the Temple was full of thousands of flashing Caducei of gold and yellow, the serpents alive, and moving, Hermes bearing them. But so young and so mischievous was he that the sacrifice <>was impossible. This also we learnt, that at the Accendat the Ceremony is to be forgotten altogether, and to be resumed with equal suddenness at the first word of the mantra or versicle. And the excellence of this control is the agent evoking. Then closed the Temple at 1:40 a.m. die Joviis thinking to renew the Rite in the evening, in the hope of obtaining Hermes in his next phase. And Blessing and Worship to the Holy One, the Lord of the Serpent and the Dove. Amen. The Second Working This next invocation of Mercury was done with a new-made Image of the god in the East, a terminal Phallic figure in yellow wax, very beautiful, made that day by Fra. O.S.V. he also used these invocations "At the limits of the Night" and this "O light in light", before the "Majesty of Godhead". The Temple was opened at 11:20 p.m. on the first day of the vulgar year. The Versicle began at 11:40 and ended at 11:55 circa. Immediately Fra. L.T. completely lost control; although a man of some education, degraded himself and dispersed the holy invoked Prana by defacing this volume with the meaningless scrawls opposite {WEH NOTE: Not available}, declaring them to be the inspiration of Thoth which were unworthy even of his ape. In this way a great part of the virtue of the Rite was lost. Some results were however obtained, and these were recorded in the esoteric account of this Working. The Temple was closed at about 2 o'clock of the fore-noon of Friday. --------------------- The Esoteric Record [of the Second Working] The god Hermes having been invoked, according to the Secret Rites, as elsewhere recorded, Frater L.T. proceeded to answer the demands, as follows: Q: [O.S.V.]: Are we working right? A: [L.T.]: No. Q: What's wrong? A: The time, and, to a less extent, the place. Q: What is the right time? A: Three hours before dawn. Q: Does this apply to Mercury alone or to all the gods? A: To Mercury alone. Q: Are we to invoke Mercury again? A: Yes. Q: Tomorrow? A: No. Q: When, then? A: On the day of the full moon. Q: What god shall we invoke tomorrow? A: Thoth. Q: But Thoth is Mercury. A: You will get another aspect. Q: Shall we not use the same Versicle? A: It does not matter. Q: Shall I make statues of all the gods? A: No. Q: Shall I make tablets of all the gods? A: Yes. Q: Plain tablets, with the Versicles? A: No. Q: What tablets? A: Tablets with the names only. Q: In what order shall we invoke the gods? A: The proper order is -- Venus, Mercury, Juppiter, Luna, Sol. Q: Will he help in Geomancy? A: Yes. Q: And also in the conduct of affairs? A: In some not in all. Q: In business? A: In some business. Q: What? A: Books, money, love. Q: How can we invoke Mercury better? A: Use a golden pentagram, placing the same in a prominent position; drink yellow wine and eat fish before the Ceremony. Let the clock be removed. Q: Can you suggest any improvements in the Ceremonies, especially that of Juppiter? A: Scarlet and silver should be worn, and the crown O.S.V. L.T. is to wear the scarlet robe, violets are to be strewn and trodden with bare feet. Q: Give a distinct proof of your presence, appreciable by the intelligence of O.S.V. A: LET THE WAND OR ONE BECOME NINE, THIS IS THE SIGN OF PRIAPUS, BUT AFTERWARDS NOTHING. O.S.V.: I understand and agree the proof. L.T.: Shall I let Him take full possession now? O.S.V.: Yes. L.T.: I am going..........Yes. What do you want to know now? There are other things I can tell, or else ask me questions. O.S.V.: Tell. L.T.: You will receive good news in respect of money on the eleventh of January in the forenoon. Fra. L.T. will be concerned with it: it will be quite unexpected. Money will be given by someone to whom L.T. introduced O.S.V. A change in O.S.V.'s affairs in February. O.S.V.: (I am going to ask a very important question: concentrate hard.) N.C.G.M.H.D. (This question enquies as to when the speaker shall attain the grade of Magus.) L.T.: L.P. L is 50; and P. is 6. O.S.V.: 56 what? L.T.: I don't know....Wait....Hours? I am not quite sure, but it is connected with time. L.T.: The Ceremonies should be done every other night. The Fratre then changed functions. O.S.V.: The god has appeared to me in his character as a messenger, but as a robust adult, rather than a slim youth. He has the winged helmet and sandals, and bears a Caduceus of gold. (Frater L.T. confirms this description in every respect.) O.S.V.: Hear the words which I bear through the ambient air. The Father of All hath girt Himself with a many-coloured robe; the Father of All hath spilt his seed on galaxy and globe. The formation of Nebulae is like the bursting of the seed pods of flowers. (These are not his words; but it is his meaning. I can't get his words at all.) What we call light he calls wind. Our highest spiritual experiences are what he calls light. That is why one gets the phenomenon of the Opalescent Universe, so to call it, in the Sacrament of the Ninth Degree.) (It is most important.... Never mind about that.) All this is the key to the meaning of the Latin invocation in the Vision of the Universal Mercury which I have never understood. (Memo; obtain a copy and confirm this) We shall shortly be given someone who will be of great help to us in our working. L.T. now wished to ask questions. L.T.: When will the reconciliation of which I am thinking take place? O.S.V.: There is no real enmity, it is a mere tiff or misunderstanding. L.T.: When will the pressure of which I am thinking be relieved? O.S.V.: The answer to both these questions is Death, but I don't know in what sense. L.T.: Will the most important prediction of December be fulfilled? O.S.V.: Better than you think. L.T.: When? O.S.V.: It is imminent. L.T.: Conventionally? O.S.V.: Like the Sword of Damocles, it impends always, but may never fall. The answer, however, that I get, is three months. L.T.: Satisfactory? O.S.V.: I haven't got that.... I want to lie here, and see Mercury. It seems that Hermes is my particular deity at present. The golden sparks of which the Universe is composed, are shot with silver lightnings. In his next aspect he should reveal to us a great deal of the inner meaning of this particular Rite. In the beginning was the Word, the Logos, who is Mercury; and is therefore to be identified with Christ. Both are messengers; their birth-mysteries are similar; the pranks of their childhood are similar. In the Vision of the Universal Mercury, Hermes is seen descending upon the sea, which refers to Mary. The Crucifixion represents the Caduceus; the two thieves, the two serpents; the cliff in the Vision of the Universal Mercury is Golgotha; Maria is simply Maia with the solar R in her womb. The controversy about Christ between the Synoptics and John was really a contention between the priests of Bacchus, Sol, and Osiris, also, perhaps, of Adonis and Attis, on the one hand, and those of Hermes on the other, at that period when initiates all over the world found it necessary, owing to the growth of the Roman Empire and the opening up of means of communication, to replace conflicting Polytheisms by a synthetic Faith. (This is absolutely new to me, this conception of Christ as Mercury.) Some difficulty about the [....]<> To continue the identification, compare Christ's descent into hell with the function of Hermes as guide of the Dead. Also Hermes leading up Eurydice, and Christ raising up Jairus' daughter. Christ is said to have risen on the third day, because it takes three days for the Planet Mercury to become visible after separating from the orb of the Sun. (It may be noted here that Mercury and Venus are the planets between us and the Sun, as if the Mother and the Son were mediators between us and the Father.) Note Christ as the Healer, and also his own expression: "The Son of Man cometh as a thief in the night."; and also this scripture: (Matthew xxiv, 24-7) "For as the lightning cometh out of the East and shineth even unto the West, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be." Note also Christ's relations with the money-changers, his frequent parables, and the fact that his first disciple was a publican. Note also Mercury as the deliverer of Prometheus. One half of the fish symbol is also common to Christ and Mercury; fish are sacred to Mercury, (owing presumably to their quality of movement and cold-bloodedness.) Many of Christ's disciples were fishermen and he was always doing miracles in connection with fish. Note also Christ as the mediator: "No man cometh unto the Father but by me", and Mercury as Chokmah "through whom alone we can approach Kether." The Caduceus contains a complete symbol of the Gnosis; the winged sun or phallus represents the joy of life on all planes from the lowest to the highest. The serpents, besides being active and passive, Horus and Osiris, and all their other well known attributions, are those qualities of Eagle and Lion respectively, of which we know but do not speak. It is the symbol which unites the Microcosm and the Macrocosm, the symbol of the Magical operation which accomplishes this. The Caduceus is life itself, and of universal application. It is the universal solvent. It is quite easy to turn quicksilver into gold on the physical plane, and this will soon be done. New life will flow through the world in consequence. The god now lays his Caduceus upon my lips for silence; bidding me only remember that on the following night he is to come in another form. The Temple was then closed. <> Written out from 12:45 -- 2.30 p.m. 2.1.14. The Third Working [Friday, Jan. 2, 1914 e.v.] The Temple was opened at about midnight (the clock had been purposely removed); at 12.27 a.m. die Saturni, the Quia Patris was ended. During the Versicle Fra. O.S.V. approached the state of ecstatic possession, seeing the Triple Cross of the Grand Hierophants, and then Hermes Himself, comprehending also that the t.... t.... b.... were the twin serpents that writhe upon his wand. But, mastering the tendency, the Versicle was quietly concluded. A great deal of information and counsel was thus obtained, the full account of which is in the esoteric record. The Temple was closed at 2.15 a.m. In the morning the suggestion of O.S.V. that L.T. should arise, move and appear to transcribe the record led to two fine fights, a sign of the excess of magical force developed. During the previous day the Art-Bachelor W.D. came with what may prove to be good news of two matters, both of a Juppiterian nature. Also came a letter promising a valuable introduction. ------------- The Esoteric Record [of the Third Working] Die Saturni: 1.58 a.m. Hermes as Force L.T.: He is essentially phallic, but he has a book in his hand, the book II which has 106 pp. On the last page, as a colophon, is a four-pointed star, very luminous, and this is to be identified with the Eve of Shiva, and the book pertains to the grade of 7degree = 4square. The sub-title of the book is BIA, which is said to mean 'force'. Every drop of semen which Hermes sheds is a world. The technical term for this semen is KRATOS. Those worlds are held in chains, but invisibly. People upon the worlds are like maggots upon an apple -- all forms of life bred by the worlds are in the nature of parasites. Pure worlds are flaming globes, each a conscious being. Number of worlds ejected, 7,482,135. The name of this Phallus is Thoth, Hermes or Ma. Ma is the god who seduced the Phallus away from the Yoni; hence the physical Universe. All worlds are excreta; they represent wasted semen. Therefore all is blasphemy. This explains why man made god in his own image. The feminine side of Ma is Pan, which explains why Pan is a devil. The only way to be really born is by annihilation -- to be born into Chaos, where Pan is the Saviour. I may say no more because the process is secret. With regard to Genesis; when Adam died, Heva became masculine, in order to escape the temptations of the serpent; but she failed. Her failure cut the serpent in two; hence the Caduceus: because if there were only one serpent, Hermes could not be the messenger of the gods. It is the quality of this serpent business that gives Him power to travel. This again is blasphemy; but lawful, because the law of the Jews is founded upon it. It is the fixed Mercury, of which the physical form of the god is made. This fixed Mercury is the result of the mind. Semen itself is Mercury, the river of life flowing throughout the generations. That is fluid Mercury. What is (from the point of view of life) waste, is knowledge. Hence the opposition between knowledge and life. One is homo- and the other hetero-sexuality. Those are reconciled in Mercury, who is wisdom. O.S.V.: I am making a silent prayer to the god, and thanksgiving. You can get magic force from either women or men; but to use the former is more dangerous to the career of the magician, and there is the danger of impregnation, which, however, can be guarded against in the obvious way. In order to get this god more perfectly, a cock should be slain in his honour, and the blood drunk, as a sacrament. The throat of the cock should be cut over the great image that is upon the altar; the image should be placed in a vessel so as to catch the blood. He should be invoked on 8 consecutive nights, beginning with Wednesday. He says we should feed in greater abundance: he will protect us. There is a gate to knock down between us and mastery of the Universe; and Frater L.T. has a fault, which is introspection. The point is that he is a man of thought, rather than of action. O.S.V. has also faults; his chief fault is contradiction. Whenever he gets into a state of hopelessness he may renew his strength by this Rite; and this will be good for always.<> The nature of this god is to go blindly ahead. The semen that he sheds is Kether, and not his own. He is only responsible for ejecting it, and he cares nothing what may come to it. He despises intensely all these correspondences, identifications, and the like. He despises intelligence; for he is the supreme wisdom; so fully in accord with destiny, that interpretation is beneath him. If we need pure magical force, he is to be invoked. He says that tomorrow night we are to ask questions by Geomancy, without doing any rite. We are to invoke Juppiter on Monday. Had it not been that we first invoked him, we could not invoke Juppiter successfully. We shall probably have to invoke Juppiter for 4 nights running, reaching a climax on Thursday. We shall get not so much information as aid from Juppiter. It is very important to have Banquets. L.T.: Will he help to this end? O.S.V.: he doesn't know and doesn't care. He says "Don't be such an ass as to think how you are going to do a thing: just do it". The man in the parable who counted the cost had the slave-spirit. He also says that in the rites of Luna and Venus, O.S.V. should have a woman; in that of Luna a menstruating woman. He refuses to tell me when I am to have this woman; He says it is a question of common sense. He says do it; don't ask me about it. I am now lost in contemplation of him, in his great aspect of vehicle of the energy of the highest. He is that which fertilizes the luminiferous ether, the strain in it that produces what is called matter. He is the creative energy of the artist, in particular, and one should invoke him unless one wants the << An holy act before the world. (This was done, at the house of the Lay-Sister J.C. The Art-Bachelor W.D. was the victim>> 'drawing-room songs of Apollo'. I see it all now; the virile force of Mars is far beneath him. All of the other gods are merely aspects of Juppiter formulated by Hermes. He is the first of the Aeons. He wants us not to invoke the other forms of Mercury. He says that we have more knowledge than we know what to do with. Julius Caesar did not know the Qabalah, but he did better than the pair of you in the matter of husbands and wives. He, moreover, subdued Gaul and Germany, and would not have been killed if he had not gone to a talking shop. I am praying Him to fill us with magick force for this invocation of Juppiter. He says it depends principally upon the banquets. This is the great preparation to make. And he says "What fools to bother about the room, you don't think I am in the room, do you?" He wants us to overcome shame generally, and says "There is no shame about me, is there?" He suggests an obvious method which I blush to repeat. The sense of humour of this god is very strong. He is not sentimental about his principal function; he regards the Universe as an excellent practical joke; yet he recognizes that Juppiter is serious, and the universe is serious, although he laughs at them for being serious. His sole business is to transmit the force from Juppiter, and he is concerned with nothing else. The message is life, but in Juppiter the life is latent; he says that we can do everything if we will only act as he does. He again exhibits his contempt for the art of conversation, by making a suggestion, with which, owing to the lateness of the hour, we comply only in symbolic form. 2:15 a.m. The Fourth Working [Monday, Jan. 5, 1914 e.v.] It now appears to O.S.V. that the suggestion made by Hermes of a further sacrifice was meant to be obeyed. The attempt to replace the real thing by its symbol led to (a) O.S.V. having a bad cold which confined him to his bed (b) the continued ill-temper of L.T. (c) the breaking up of the rendezvous proposed in the letter (d) the complete cessation of good news. However, this afternoon die Lunae did the Frater L.T. sacrifice to the glory of Hermes: and may He restore us to favour and help in the Work of Juppiter.{Anon NOTE: Crowley used a double "pp" in Jup(p)iter for homosexual workings} Whom therefore let us invoke by the secret Rite and this holy Versicle: Haud secus ac puerum spumanti semini vates Lustrat, dum gaudens accipit alter aquas; Sparge, precor, servis hominum rex atque deorum Juppiter omnipotens, aurea dona tuis. 9:00 This then was done duly, though with maimed Rites, owing to O.S.V.'s malady. Yet did he take the function of priest. The Brethren remained conversing from 10 p.m. (when the Temple was closed) until about 1 a.m. die Martiis when L.T. beholding Juppiter saw this verse: Via est hodie. Nomina sanctissimorum in felicitate habent viam. Deus dedit signum in via. <> The Fifth Working [Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1914 e.v.] The Temple was opened at about 9.30, the rite performed ut ordinatur, and the closing accomplished by 10.30. Deus adest. Fatur: "Sparge verba; opus fiat. Hodie est verbum in nomine Dei: cras est opus." Et postea "O beati qui haec verba noscunt! Ergo sum Deus hodie; aurea dona cras vobis feram." "Accipe Dei verba, atque vobis bene erit. Benignus sum in hominum mundo semper." Deinde: "Phallum ejaculatum tibi feram in nomine patri(s)." Verbum Tibi refert ad fratrem O.S.V. (Patris refert ad Fra. O.S.V.) In nomine. <> p.s. This promise was very amply fulfilled. The Sixth Working [Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1914 e.v.] The Temple opened about 9, the Rite performed orally by O.S.V. and the closing accomplished at 9.45. O.S.V. thinks that L.T. has failed in due banqueting. The Seventh Working [Thursday, Jan. 8, 1914 e.v.] Hitherto, so far as we are aware, nothing great of the result of the operation of Juppiter is obtained. Yet to-night I feel more confidence than usual: I am in a highly nervous or electric state. My cold was better, and I went for a fairly long walk and dined out. Am tired, excited, feverish: I think a slight relapse. Juppiter bring's all to a good end. The Temple opened about 10:00; the Rite being done ut ordinatur we behold a universe of the most brilliant purple with golden stars, and Juppiter seated on his throne surrounded by the 4 Beasts upon thick clouds borne upon a phalanx of eagles. In the Book LXV, Chap. V, we find the passage 9 or 10 -- the passage 8-13. Subsequently there appeared a great Peacock, meaning (according to Fra. L.T.) change - Journeys - motion - excitement - Improvement - ? Some word unknown. (LHIKMOPILV.) The Peacock is now crowned, and regards himself in a mirror. This word is summarized in "Breaking" i.e. of all old conditions. Fra. L.T. connects this with the word of Equinox of Libra An. IX. The Temple was closed about 11:20. Received several visitors; the Art-Bachelor W.D., the fair damosel J.C.<> and the good knight my brother-in-arms Sir Lionel<>. Sculptured a sacred Phallus till nigh 2:00. 4:15 a.m. die Venerii a wonderful and repeated dream. I wake up, at last able to get down the truth I have long seen. Aelfrida Tillyard the beloved disciple and one "Clairbelle" (Lady Waloskie) figure in it. "Mental images leave no trace when destroyed". Conservation of matter and energy are not paralleled by thought. (I had kept on reducing symbols to the Lingam and the Yoni and thence destroying them, much to the expressed wonder and alarm of Ae.T.) Of course the L. and Y. are only convenient standards of reduction: the point is that illusions destroyed leave no trace or effect, but merely vanish. As this process becomes general in one's life, it really diminishes one's universe. The bourgeois is subconsciously aware that this must result, and is therefore right in his own way in refusing to destroy even one illusion, and in persecuting those who shatter them. Also there is only one right path; to either side leads not merely off, but to the abyss. I remember in my dream mimicking the bourgeois a-tiptoe marking time, trembling and blind. This idea was also presented in many other ways, intensely vivid, which now I forget. Moreover as I wake myself thoroughly by writing this note, the lens of my intellectual comprehension of the great truth seems to dim, and I find myself fearing in the morning I should find the words obscure. "The destruction of mental images is the only possible annihilation" is my dream-idea. "(Destroyed) mental images leave no trace" is close to, if not quite, the wording. My contrast with matter and energy (set forth above) was a waking rational comment. I remember catching up an old felt hat, and explaining to Ae.T., Saraswati, the beloved disciple, that it was only to be destroyed by first perceiving it as a disguise for the Yoni -- I think the dream ran thus. But much I fail to recapture. Let me sleep again, and may the Holy One give again (if it be his will) to his beloved in sleep! 9:30 The post has brought 3 things of the nature of Juppiter: a letter from my lawyers, a pot of opium, and a love-poem of a religious type (Chicago May) Some readers may boggle at the attribution, but they are dull. The Eighth Working [Sunday, Jan. 11, 1914 e.v.] Sunday Jan. 11. I saw a most remarkable fulfilment of the prophecy of Hermes. Also 2 other excellent matters have come to fruition. Further, one of the Brethren of O.S.V. and L.T. has inherited money, which is a great indirect benefit to that cause we have at heart. We then invoked Hermes, and obtained a good result. On Monday Fra. L.T. was indisposed. On Tues. the Brethren performed 'The Mass of the Phoenix' in the house of a friend, P.D.F. An instruction was moreover given to the Fra. O.S.V., to which he will duly pay heed. On Wednesday Fra. L.T. being again indisposed, O.S.V. decided to go on Thursday to the forest with him to seek health. This they did, and by the favour of the gods obtained it. Now therefore on Monday Jan. 19 according to the counsel and reproof of Hermes did they again address themselves to the invocation of Juppiter; and this is Die Lunae. The Esoteric Record [of the Eighth Working] Die Lunae. 12.15 a.m. The God Hermes having been invoked O.S.V. beheld him, in his character of the messenger, young, bearing the Caduceus. He stands upon the Altar of the East, poised upon his right toe. He is made of fixed light, the colour thereof being pale gold. Lampada Tradam lifted up his voice and said' "What sayeth He?" O.S.V.: I am the messenger of the gods, and I send you wreaths. Famed among men shall become this thy scripture. L.T.: Will it be successful in its object? O.S.V.: Yea: verily and amen. The whole method is right, but we shall improve in details. L.T.'s mental attitude should be more poetic. The Mass of the Phoenix on Tuesday depends entirely on the feeling of mental superiority thus induced. L.T.: Is there any message for O.S.V. of a personal character? O.S.V.: He will have news, perhaps even tomorrow morning; rather startling in character; to be included under the general heading of good. L.T.: Will L.T. get news? O.S.V.: News is coming to him. L.T.: Good news? O.S.V.: Soft news; like the body of a dove. From England. L.T.: Are the gods pleased with the Ceremonies? O.S.V.: Yea; they rejoice exceedingly. This Rite is to be the mainstay of the work. Anything can be obtained by this method. Suitable persons will present themselves for initiation into it. Women are not to be admitted, except in those rites where feminine gods are invoked. They must not be admitted to the invocations of male gods. L.T.: What is the immediate task? O.S.V.: The four-fold invocation of Juppiter should have been performed four times; this week, however, it has been interfered with by The Mass of the Phoenix. You will therefore employ it in experiments, invoking Priapus, Bacchus, Mars, unless you find suitable women. You must be very careful with Mars, if you invoke Him. If it is still necessary to invoke Juppiter, begin on Monday, four times a week, for four weeks. But why should it be necessary? Abramelin squares may be used as Versicles. This (i.e. quasi instrumentaum gaudii) was the use of the child in the Abramelin operation. Respectability is the greatest of all blinds. The general key in reading ancient documents of a magical nature, is to suspect the worst. O.S.V. seems to get his fame alright, and this will leave him very peaceful. Any amount of news coming for both of us; but O.S.V. has more than L.T. The news is like parcels of dove's wings, of a delicate purple grey or black goose quill; there is also news from the West of England; from Glasgow, or its neighbourhood; and from America. L.T.: Are any officers wanted? O.S.V.: No. No one is to be initiated until after the public orgie....... I am now seeing the purple and grey background as if the force were developing. Around those clouds flash forth violet rays in the indigo. In the centre of all is the golden Mercury. Now He comes forward, kissing me on the mouth, laying his Caduceus on my Phallus. And he lifted up his voice, saying: "Unto all kingdoms shall thou utter the word". Now He puts his tongue into my mouth. It is not like the tongue of a man, but of a serpent or an ant-eater. He runs it all over my brain, making the skull luminous, transparent, phosphorescent. Moreover He spake winged words: "I will give thee the wisdom the serpent, but thou must cleanse thy brain. Purge thyself in the sun. It is the love of others that will purify thee most. This needest thou: the devotion absolute of men four, and women four. And all these four men will be deformed, and these four women will come from the four quarters of the earth -- the four continents whose names begin with A" --------------------------------- Windram. Infantile Palsy. Australia. L.W. Newbury. Spinal Curvature, Asia. ? Ratan Devi. varicocele, bent arm. Africa. ? Rose. Cowie. Deaf and Dumb. America. ? J.F. or vircikemm. Kennedy? Foot Deformity. --------------------------------- I see the most wonderful range of mountains with orange clouds of sunrise flaming upon them. Yet the crest of the mountain curls over as it rolls onward, like the crest of a wave. With one foot on this crest stands Mercury again, around him soft flames of orange, and green, and purple. And these words spake he from golden mouth: "Thou art mine. Thou comest always unto me. Always in every grade am I thy guide; and even at this hour do I burn up thy dust. Moreover, thou shalt behold a certain earnest of thy work, and that right early." This Mercury is poised upon a winged wheel that uttereth lightnings. He droppeth ostrich plumes for rank, and twists of flax to signify that the fate of certain men will be in my hands. I now see a purple planet in space, radiating light from a luminous ring, and also from its poles. With regard to Reincarnation, the heliocentric theory is right. As we conquer the conditions of a planet, we incarnate on the next planet inward until we return to the Father of All, when our experiences link together, become intelligible, and star speaks to star. Terra is the last planet where bodies are made of earth; in Venus they are fluid; on Mercury aerial; while in the Sun they are fashioned of pure fire. It is most important to develop the fluid body, to pack away all your powers in it. He insists on the importance of a pure body, instancing Frater T'agathon as an example of a failure to do this. I now see the eight-fold star of Mercury suddenly blazing out, it is composed of four fleur-de-lys with rays like antlers, bulrushes in shape between them. The central core has the cypher of the Grand Master, but not the one you know. Upon the cross are the Dove, the Hawk, the Serpent, and the Lion. Also one other symbol, yet more secret. Now I behold fiery swords of light. All this is upon a cosmic scale. All the distances are astronomical. When I say "Sword" I have a definite consciousness of a weapon many millions of miles in length. The field of my vision is as much enlarged as if I had been practising Batrachophrhenobookosmomachia for ten years. Now follow numerous questions of O.S.V. to L.T.; indicated only by initials. The same question was asked repeatedly in different forms, but always answered in the same sense until the last question. [L.T.]: I have never seen such a lot of beautiful skyscapes. There are pink clouds like flights of birds, actually in flight, now they are like flying serpents, their colours are mingled with purple and green. Anhalonium visions must be very similar to this. It is all over now. He didn't go on, because he had come to tell us things, for a particular purpose. The Temple was then closed; Fra. Lampada Tradam was then clairvoyant, as he thinks, or obsessed, as O.S.V. thinks, and makes the following statement, which O.S.V. considers demonic, on the grounds that many of the statements are contrary to public morality. L.T. begins by saying that this Rite is a huge force that we unloose. By the time that we have 20 people working at it, it will become very dangerous. International complications are to be feared.<> This was the original form of worship. It is important not to initiate any persons under the age of 30, unless for some special reason. The obvious dangers of the Rite appall L.T. He says that those who adopt this Rite will either succeed completely or fail utterly. There is no middle path for it is impossible to escape the ring of divine Karma created. In any series of Rites the roles of the celebrants should not be interchangeable. O.S.V. is to be priest only in invocations of feminine gods. The occult reason for this is that only the black gods are hermaphrodite. (!!) The exception to this rule is in cases of divine possession. The supreme Rite would be to bring about a climax in the death of the victim. By this Rite one would attain the summit of Magical Art. Even better would be to slay a girl, preferably a willing victim. After violating her, she should be cut into 9 pieces.{WEH NOTE: See below for Crowley's opinion that this portion of the record represents false or grossly defective material from some interfering evil.} These should not be eaten, but divided as follows: -- head, arms, legs, and quadrisected trunk. The names of the gods appropriate are to be written on the skin, the arms are then to be flayed, and burnt in honour of Pan or Vesta, the legs (treated in the same manner) should be offered to Priapus, Hermes, or Juno. The right shoulder is sacred to Jupiter{WEH NOTE: here spelled with one "p" in contradistinction to the general practice of the record}, the left buttock to Venus. The head should not be flayed, but burnt simply, and that in honour either of Juno or Minerva. The Rite should not be employed on ordinary occasions, but rarely, and then for great purposes; it should not be disclosed to any man. In the opinion of O.S.V. and L.T. these instructions partake of the character of black, or at least grey, magic. The reader is requested to note that the Temple had been formally closed before they were obtained. The following questions were then asked by O.S.V. and answered by L.T. Q: What will be the result of Yardley's mission? A: Successful on the whole, but not entirely. Q: Shall I know soon? A: Within 14 days; say 10 or 11. (Hermes returns; and kisses L.T. on lips, navel and Phallus.) Q: Will L. get K's dances on? A: Yes. Q: Big success? A: Yes. Q: How soon? A: Within three months. L.T. will be released within two months from everything: he will get into a new stratum of Karma. He is going away eastwards. In June he marries; but returns to the Great Work in September. -- (P.S. All quite wrong without a single exception.) Its conditions are quite altered. L.T. having acquired a great fortune. O.S.V. goes away on a long journey to the East, leaving L.T. in charge X. This results in serious trouble with regards to Krishnamurti. Let O.S.V. not allow 493 to enter into Scorpio. O.S.V.: What is 493? L.T. Connected with water and with Cremers. It is she that stirs up strife. O.S.V.: What is 493? A: It is connected with O.S.V.'s dealings with Cremers. O.S.V. has told her too much. Q: What is 493? A: A book, of a Mercurial nature, stolen by Cremers. Don't let that get into Scorpio. (? Energized Enthusiasm which got into ) (The questioner in a fit of despair abandons the unequal contest.) Cremers will either write to L.T. or communicate indirectly with him. (P.S. All this is entirely wrong.) Hermes now gives a gold ring to L.T. for O.S.V. The bezel of this ring is a ruby, with a white fleur-de-lys on each side of it. The ring is gold. Opposite the ruby are the initials S.T.R. This ring is the crown of the Phallus, the Yoni of Thoth, the collar of the Ape of Thoth. Concerning the Rites, O.S.V. is always to be first to scry. L.T. is to write down in the scrying. L.T. is always to be the priest. These Rites are never to be done for more than six successive nights,<> and four is a better number. The Rites should never begin earlier than nine o'clock at night, and should never last longer than three hours and a half. These are the colours of certain gods: -- Priapus -- Yellow and purple. Iacchus -- Scarlet and green. Venus-- Blue, white and gold. Minerva-- White and silver with a little dark blue. Pan-- Crimson. The floor should be white, but, on festivals and special occasions, black and white, or red and white squares. Further instructions will be given from time to time. Music may be employed in the Rite, but in a subordinate manner. It should be soft and stringed. Celebrants of the Rite should not be bare-headed, but should wear head-dresses of white, or such other colour as may be indicated. After five weeks other directions will be given. Until then work as aforesaid. I now see the figure drawn hereunder.{WEH NOTE: not available at this time} It is familiar to O.S.V. as the sign of a certain grade, and the name of it is S.T.R. Hermes now touches L.T.'s lips with his Caduceus, and gives this last message to O.S.V. "Beyond nothing is Everything." He then kisses L.T., and departs. The Ninth Working [Monday, Jan. 19, 1914 e.v.] Die Sol 11.45 P.M.--12.30 A.M. A most admirable working, the best we have done for Juppiter. During O.S.V.'s invocation of Amoun, his vibration of the Name Divine was echoed in second by a voice audible to the ear. Now then fair omens dexter prosper ye the work. During the Quia Patris Fra. L.T. at the Altar of the East being genuflected, beheld the colossal form of Juppiter our Father, manubis plenis. Yea, with gold were his hands full; praise unto our Father and our god! In the morning Fra. O.S.V. awoke early, having (as hath only occurred to him once before) dreamed a story which he remembered. He therefore spent the day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in writing down this story which he called 'The Stratagem'. May it bring fame and fortune. The Esoteric Record [of the Ninth Working] Die Sol. Jan. 19, 11.45 The Rites of Juppiter were duly performed on this and the next two days. With regard to the ceremony of Wednesday, I have to add to the esoteric record that Fra. O.S.V. was at one time a consecrated prostitute in the Temple of the sun at Agrigentum. This Temple had a 'long square' (2 X 1) outer court. In the upper square was a square Temple -- with facade and pillars. O.S.V., whose name was at that time Asteris (or something similar), used to sit on the steps and receive sacrifices. I think the name was Astarte, but am afraid of having been rational.<> The great sacrifice of Spring was to cut open a bull, and lay a virgin in the hot carcass, there to be violated by the High Priest. She was finally choked in the bull's blood (in orgasmo). Within the Temple was a circular domed shrine about 40 feet across. The priestesses used to carry their offerings to the altar of Incense in the East, while the blood of the victims went to a big font in the West. <> The secret of the Temple was the Midnight Sun. Globes of fire used to gather on the font, and from the other altar, and begin to revolve in the shrine. They would coalesce and then become one, which stood single and unmoving all night, only fading with dawn. Astarte surprised the secret, and penetrated into the shrine at the midnight sacrifice and adoration of this globe. She was slain instantly by the priests, who passed their swords again and again through her body. This death was extreme pleasure. The body was thrown out upon the court at the foot of the Temple steps, and made tabu, so that it might be 'devoured by the Sun'. She had incurred this incarnation as the result of various misdemeanors in Greece about an hundred years before. Her incarnations had always been at short intervals. It appears that in the beginning most people cannot bear frequent incarnations, and need long restorative periods of rest and peace. But superior spirits take a great oath, and get on faster. They suffer more in proportion. You can recognise them by sensitiveness, which is sometimes in the painful or morbid degree. This is the case when the Great Work has been forgotten for an incarnation, or a part of it; the idea is to impress the fact of the oath upon the sufferer. Astarte in her Grecian avatar had been a rather worldly priest. Her childhood was one of great misery. She had been taken by pirates and ill-treated-- she came from Leghorn or its neighbourhood. A ship-wreck left her on the coast of Sicily. People found her, and finding her an excellent prostitute (she was now 14), put her in a brothel. She hated the life. At a spring festival she was lucky enough to attract a young priest who took her, put her through a year's purification, and added her to the Temple staff. But she only saw a dull routine, though applying herself to advancement in her profession by the skill of her embraces. However, by the age of 20 or there-abouts she 'got religion', and began to act con amore. From this time she was rather the terror of the Temple. She used to do strange things, excesses, record-breaking acts, and so on. In fact she was a little mad; had a touch of the Sun as it were. However, she got the name of being inspired now and then, and was used in some of the public ceremonies. She made a young priest fall madly in love with her on one such occasion, and they violated their vows by carnal copulation of an irreligious character. In this way she made him tell her the secret of the Temple; she then killed him the same night, so that he should never betray the fact that he had betrayed the Mysteries. She was a slim, lean, nervous girl with a long face, a Roman nose, rather full lips, very strong from constant exercise, a habit of wriggling as if consumed by an inward itch, abundant and very wiry black hair which she sometimes dyed, very strong and very sharp and white regular teeth, deep violet eyes, very wide apart, and set obliquely like Chinese eyes. Her cheek-bones were high, and her expressions fierve. Her breasts were quite undeveloped, and her body body like a man's, or rather, like a boy's. Her vulva was lean and muscular, the nymphae hardly developed at all. Astarte was her Temple name; her own was Felicia. Her parents were peasants, vine-dressers, in winter woodcutters. (This description is most strangely like Alostrael.) The Tenth Working [Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1914 e.v.] Die Martiis 11.30 p.m. -- die Mercurii 12.15 a.m. The Ceremony as usual. Fra. O.S.V. saw Juppiter in his form as Ammon-Ra, plumed and Phallic, standing in the East, during the verbal invocation of Amoun; this became much intensified during the Versicle. He lost all sense of the physical, and was only recalled to it by its climax. Subsequently he heard (and so did Fra. L.T.) clear and distinct 'astral' bells. The Eleventh Working [Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1914 E.V.] During the day the Brethren were out of harmony, but conquered the feeling of animosity by Will. A full Banquet as ordained being consumed, the Brethren repaired to the Temple; Fra. O.S.V. opened the same at 11 p.m. die Mercurii. To the sight of O.S.V. (during the Versicle) Ammon-Ra appeared in the East, Juppiter Himself filling the Temple. This also appeared as a cone of white light whirling about the Image of the All - One that is upon the Altar of the Elements. After the Versicle Fra. L.T. obtained a message in Angelic to the effect that the gods wish to regain Their dominion upon earth, these Initiated Brethren being as Fiery Arrows shot by Them in Their war against the slave-gods. A Four-fold sacrifice was demanded; and that a sacrifice of cruelty. Therefore did (.../...) and ultimately (He-Pe - Pe-He). The Temple was closed 1.45 A.M. die Joviis, Fra. L.T. still (1.55) lying entranced. The God is now effective. And with a single sacrifice on his Night (early, to close before midnight) will that equilibration of the 4 and the 7 be accomplished. Die Joviis 2 a.m. Frater L.T. says 'tetelestai' (N.B. this is the formula of 7=4 thus making 4 either way, yet 7 in all. And on this third night forming the sacred Tau. During this Working Fra. L.T. again heard the astral bells. Also concerning the sacrifices it was revealed in the night, during the sleep of exhaustion, to Fra. O.S.V. that the esence of the Operation is the freeing of the elemental spirit of an animal soul. This may be done by death or by complete exhaustion either through pleasure or through pain. In this death-like trance the spirit becomes free to wander, and is united to the invoked God. In the case of death this is permanent, and goes to increase the body of the God on the planet. We should, therefore, when we can, obtain a closed and inviolable precinct, and slay therein victims daily. In the meantime, let one of the Brethren at least be reduced always to exhaustion by wine, and by the infliction of wounds, and by the ceremony itself. And if he utter oracles, let them be not consciously given. And if the true God be duly invoked, they will be divine. And this is the oracle which Juppiter gave unto Fra. O.S.V. in the night, or early morning of his day. During all this day Fra. L.T. is oveshadowed by Juppiter. The world about him appears a vision of the future. His eyes are dilated; he cannot read; his manner is as one stupefied or entranced. The Twelfth Working [Thursday, Jan. 22, 1914 E.V.] The Banquet restored Fra. L.T. to a comparatively normal condition. At 9.55 p.m. die Joviis the Temple was opened as usual. The sacrifice was offered, Fra. O.S.V. perinde ac cadaver, and the Temple closed at 11 p.m. Fra. O.S.V. was completely exhausted. Thus endeth the First Series of the complete Working of Juppiter. Friday a.m. There is certainly some result of these invocations; for matters move strangely. Five people who arranged to come to see me in Paris all failed; and both business letters (urgent) and private letters remain unanswered. I assume that this is the 'fallow' period which follows the sowing of the seed. But Hermes produced instantly a direct result. I take it that Juppiter being a slow and steady God moves not so easily but with far more power. P.M. I mentioned this matter to Fra. L.T. as regards letters, his experience is precisely similar to my own. The Thirteenth Working [Monday, January 26, 1914 E.V.] On Saturday the drought of result broke up suddenly; both letters and visitors appeared. All things that have occurred have been of the nature of Juppiter, but so far there has been no plentiful harvest, naught as it were but green shoots peeping through the earth. The Temple opened at about 11.30 Quia Patris 12.30, closing 2 a.m. die Martiis. Fra. O.S.V. became inspired in a Terpsichorean manner after the Accendat and Tu qui es. Much good force was obtained, and two Jataka stories. During the day Fra. L.T. obtained a small Juppiterian result, Fra. O.S.V. kept an appointment which may conceivably lead to vast Juppiterian results. The Esoteric Record [of the Thirteenth Working] January 26, 1914. Began about 11.30, ended about 12.30. After the Accendat, O.S.V. did an inspired dance of the seductive-fugitive order. After the Haud Secus the Brethren revelled in the Juppiterian atmosphere, and then in talking about this O.S.V. remembered he had been a priestess in what he thought was Greece of an orientalised type. L.T. recognized this as Crete. O.S.V. agreed. L.T. saw a green figure constantly dancing around the altar. The ceremony was of initiation; this dance was the temptation. Neophytes were accepted if laughingly indifferent, or if, on the other hand, they refused to be played with, and violated the woman no matter how she struggled. Half measures were punished by having their testicles removed by a special instrument on the principle of a candle-snuffer, but with a regular cup instead of a guard. After the operation the instrument was thrust upon the brazier, and the man was thrust into the earthquake fissure, where he perished miserably. When all the flesh was gone, and the bones had dropped to the bottom, the next initiation could take place. This Temple had pillars, a black floor shining like glass, mirrors to render the chase difficult. There were three priests, the lion-mask, the bull-mask, and the eagle-mask. The initiate himself was the Fourth Kerub. These mysteries are the same -- or very nearly the same -- as the Samothracian mysteries. O.S.V. had 28 hand-maidens. She was dressed in silver tissues, representing the way in which the moon slips away from the sun, and then falls back into his embraces: that is the idea of the dance. O.S.V.'s name was Aia, which is really Gaia. Twelve virgins were sacrificed annually, one a month. Released on menstruation, because they became inpure, and so could not live in the Temple. This is the great idea of magicians in all time: -- To obtain a Messiah by some adaptation of the sexual process. In Assyria they tried incest; also in Egypt; the Egyptians tried brothers and sisters, the Assyrians mothers and sons. Phoenicians tried fathers and daughters; Greeks and Syrians mostly bestiality. This idea came from India. The Jews sought to do this by invocation methods <>. The Mohammedans tried homosexuality; mediaeval philosophers tried to produce homunculi by making chemical experiments with semen. But the root idea is that any form of procreation other than the normal is likely to produce results of a magical character. Either the father of the child should be a symbol of the sun, or the mother a symbol of the moon. SPRING CEREMONIES IN CRETE. There was a labyinth there; they had the worship of Apis from Egypt. (See Frazer and others on bull-worship; Shiva etc.) There was a sacred bull in this labryinth, quite white. At the spring festival they sacrificed twelve virgins to him. Et crudelis amor tauri et supposita furto, Pasiphae --------------- Aeneid VI. They wanted to get a Minotaur, an incarnation of the sun, a Messiah. They said they had one, but they hadn't. L.T. was named Mardocles. Fair, very handsome, squarish golden beard. A very noble edition of Rudolph Cyriax. Hair curled in Assyrian manner, wore Chiton. O.S.V. killed him by dancing badly. L.T. being initiated, O.S.V. and hand-maidens came out and danced. O.S.V. fell in love and spoiled her dancing (.) L.T. knew what to do and couldn't remain indifferent, but couldn't be brutal. And so at the last moment L.T. spared O.S.V. and was thrust out of the Temple; but neither killed nor castrated. She was also expelled. L.T. and O.S.V. went penniless and sad into a town. O.S.V. did up L.T's sandals which had come undone. L.T. despised O.S.V. for ruining his career; he had been a merchant, a very wealthy corn-merchant (with a very rich father), and he had given up everything for initiation. L.T. was a special favourite of the high priest, the high priest being a friend of his father. L.T. was about 24 or 25, but much older than his years. L.T. hated O.S.V. but was too chivalrous to leave her. L.T. only cared for O.S.V. while she danced: he felt he had ruined O.S.V's career as well as his own. We sat down, two doors away from the cobbler's on a stone. O.S.V. did up L.T's sandal strap. The cobbler offered to do it free; L.T. was so handsome. We were asked to the evening meal. The cobbler had an ugly scolding wife looking like "Billiken" or the Duchess in "Alice." A tiny little back room with children, including a boy of twelve or so. The cobbler wanted us to go on the staff. This was perhaps in Ephesus; a sea-side place, anyhow. His proposal was the only hope to avoid being sold for slaves by the magistrates. But we were too proud, and said we would be sold for slaves, and we were. A man with a country house and a beautiful wife bought us. his name like Demetrius, more like Demephorius.? Demephorus. We were employed about the house. It was part of the ordinary duty of a servant to amuse the family, by various copulations. Only beautiful slaves were chosen for this purpose. O.S.V. died of pneumonia some few months after. Mistress a really classic type. Syro-Phoenician beauty. Grecian nose; coal-black curls, beautiful anklets; bracelets etc. Swathed in purple nearly always. Thin mouth; smile like Gioconda, but with corners turned down. The man was a fool; easy going; rather like Bourcier. All this was long before the Trojan war. Very civilized; before the Greek civilization we know of. Or perhaps more Assyrian or Phoenician. Asia-minor the scene of this. They used oared galleys. "I shall never forget the look you gave me in the slave market." (O.S.V.) "I am always unlucky for you, you know; you always have to sacrifice everything for my love. You don't want to in the least; that is because we both have hold of the wrong end of the stick. If only I could leave you, and you could love me. It would be lucky. But that has apparently never happened. Mutual indifference and mutual passion, and so on. ---------------- We played instruments in Corinth as girls. ? had white skin. L.T. Chryssipe had yellow hair. O.S.V. We made popular Lesbian songs all day --- We went on for years, and years, and years. We were sixty, and terribly famous ... Like Zena and Phyllis Dare. This devotion of ours became proverbial in Corinth; we had to keep it up, exactly like a vicar and his wife in public. After forty-three and a half years it got awful: then we retired to our country estates; but we had the habit over there. We turned into old maids. We had really loved with the most intense and true passion for a year or so; and then kept it up for profit. But we were not cynical about it; we really fancied ourselves as the ideal lovers of Corinth. Incarnation about wolves forgotten. Diana of Ephesus. We went on a mission, a business mission, of a Temple nature. Not L.T. (thank god.) There were wolves, a plague of them. The Fourteenth Working The Temple was opened on the stroke of midnight, and closed at 1.7 a.m. dei Mercuri Fra. O.S.V. being completely exhausted. The Jovian pheonomena continue with steadiness, but not with such force as to enable to say that the success of the operation is assured. During the afternoon we went to the house of a lay sister,<> and invoked the Lord Juppiter by incense of his sacred herb.<> This rested us mentally and physically, but caused some illness of a slight and temporary order. The Fifteenth Working The Temple opened at 11.15 p.m. and closed at 12.10. But the versicle was prolonged and very quiet, probably owing to the experience of the afternoon. Hence the force was coherent, crescent in a flat curve, but very strong in its culmination. The atmosphere of the Temple is now extremely good, not only in the ceremonies, when it is mellow, rich, velvety, luminous (purple, gold, green are the chief colours) strong without violence, calm, opulent, etc, etc, but throughout the day. We are excluding loose women and the like. The principal physical things are a green chameleon --- like dancer named Ahanael (762) and the usual elementals darting about. Ahannael is under Bethor. The Sixteenth Working The Temple opened at about 10.20 after the Haud secus (again of the soft steady watery tupe) the god demanded blood. O.S.V. cut a four-square on L.T's breast and offered thereof, L.T. then did a wonderful dance, O.S.V. in Shivasana, O.S.V. became inspired. The planetary spirits by the way are now plain to see, next week the God demands that the image shall be placed in a vesica, and a sparrow (or if not a pigeon) shall be slain therein before the Accendat, with these words: Nunc flavi Jovi spumantem sanguine saevo passerem... or such other words as may be suggested by the Art-Batchelor W. D., who has been sent by Juppiter from London on this account. The blood only of a sparrow is to remain in the vesica, and to be connected (after the Versicle) with the Magi by the sigil 4 on L.T's heart, right breast left breast and navel on the four nights. The body is to be burnt for the last 4 nights both flesh and blood are to be sacrificed. The Temple closed at midnight to Thursday midnight no other blood is to be taken but the banquets, not drink save only pure water. It is to be noted that since the beginning of this Operation the Bank Rate has fallen to 3 per cent and Consols improved from 71 1/2 to 76 1/4, a gain to O.S.V. of over Pounds 1400. On Saturday O.S.V. received a letter which should bring Pounds 500 within the next two months. I should mention that the possession of O.S.V. on Thursday night was the most complete and material possession and has occurred to him most rarely. The directions were obtained with difficulty, and his whole consciousness was wrapped up in the god, the only expression being these words "Sanguis et Semen." The Seventeenth Working The Temple was opened about 10.30 and closed at 12.50 a.m. 3.2.14 E.V. O.S.V. dedicated the bird to Juppiter and set it free. During the Versicle O.S.V. lost consciousness. After the Quia Patris L.T. the 4 cut on his right breast, was to have acted as Virgo. A marvellous matter folled, but no further rite was accomplished. At 1 a.m. Fra. L.T. was still too exhausted to speak. O.S.V. doubts if he did well to avoid the apparent and obvious meaning of the instruction vouchsafed last Thursday night. This should be decided by the events of Tuesday -- Thursday. If unsatisfactory, the birds let loose 2 on Tuesday, on Wednesday, should all 4 be slain on the last night of this series. The Eighteenth Working The Banquet of Juppiter began at lunch. Then we bade Bro. Sir B. C. Hammond<> the Good Knight God - Speed. At the conclusion of the banquet the spirit of Mars waxed strong, and O.S.V. tare L.T. with bitter words, to which Fra. L.T., like a good brother as he is, replied with modesty, humility, courtesy, forbearance and brotherly love. (The averse Mercury also seized upon Fra. O.S.V. during the writing of this last sentence!) However the Bretheren embraced in the name of Juppiter, and opened the Temple at 10.30. A lengthy ceremony followed, the usual rite being followed by ... vatem ... virgo ... orally. The image of the Most High was thus richly adorned with due ornament. The Temple closed at 1.5 a.m. dei Mercurii, the forces being completely absorbed. The Nineteenth Working. Fra. O.S.V. during the day had a feverish attack of something resembling influenza; but receiving the remedy of Juppiter from the hands of the Lay-Sister Cheron, was miraculously made whole, though the aftermath still slightly inconveniences him, he having taken the Remedy in Excess. The Temple opened at 11.28 closed at 12.50 a.m. dei Jovis, the ceremony being most magnificent. (Query; this represents the West Wind as last night the East, and the firstnight of this series the North?) During the Versicle O.S.V. saw the Sarcophagus of Ankh-f-n-khonsu, a misty dawn of gold at the East of the Altar, erect. The ceremony raised Fra. O.S.V. from discomfort, sleepiness, and fever to the top of his form. L.T. gets a white elephant with the word LEX Labor est + (The phallus in its sense of the completed Work.) Also Baphomet spelt Beth-Pe-Mem Taw 1082 {WEH NOTE: as two "words" to use Mem-final} (Note. 1081 = Tiphareth, add 1 for the therein. No! O.M.) The atmosphere is marvellous calm and sweet, soft a the kisses of Zephyros - a perfect peace and joy. During the day, by the way, Fra. O.S.V. got the idea that Fra. L.T. would make a perfect low comedian, and thus gain much gold. The Twentieth Working The Temple opened at 10.0 closed at 11 p.m. dei Jovis. On Friday Fra. O.S.V. got a letter making a most valuable introduction; also full confirmation of the other matter. Praise Him! Fra. O.S.V's malady now reasserted itself, however, with great force. He has much fever and bronchitis, and is obliged to take to his bed. To-day, of the Moon, he is still very ill, but yet determined to continue the Operation as well as he may, though with mained rites. The Esoteric Record Inspection of Cakkras. O.S.V. ? 3-5 A.M. Feb. 8. Muladhara. Blood-red, velvety, deep-bell shape. Around it the Kundalini coiled, but in constant spiral motion. Luminous triangle --- mirror-like-opens at base (very small.) I looked down through infinite stages of these triangles, at the bottom glitters a pearl-like (but self-luminous and most intense) phallus. Presently this goes, and up the tunnel march millions of men of every race, creed, caste and colour -- not a single woman. Svadistthana. Very large flattish white lotus, greenish tips to edges, very pale and fair; It floats in pale blue. Manipura. A chysantheum of rainbow petals, active-like folding and refolding, comprehending alternatively microcosm and the macrocosm. Anahata. Mostly gold and pearls with rubies and sapphires, I think, but this fades in memory. Visuddhi: Myriad radiating knives of pure golden light; in all directions. The Twenty-First Working. The Temple was opened mentally by O.S.V. at about 9.10, and closed at 9.23. In spite of all the handicap, the ceremony went exceedingly well. An excellent atmosphere was obtained, and O.S.V's temperature went down .4 degrees C!!!! The Twenty-Second Working Fra. O.S.V. is now recovered, and is ungrateful enough to the doctor -- an excellent and clever practitioner to yet greater thanks to Juppiter. His temperature went down .3 C during the actual ceremony, which opened at 9.30 and closed at 10.15. This was in some respects the best we have yet done. Fra. L.T. "Got Juppiter" in his pregnant phrase, and went on with the mechanism of the Accendat and the preparations for the performance of the Versicle before O.S.V. had finished his hexagram ritual (done after the verbal invocation of Amoun) but the Haud secus itself was brilliant and inspired, and the result overwhelming -- a glow of stupendous success. The Twenty-Third Working Fra O.S.V. worked very hard from 6.30 a.m. after a bad night, yet was well and strong in the ceremony which went magnificently. At the Quia Patris he saw his shadow plainly on the dim reddish wall in the East, although at the West there was but another such wall, and the firelight (in the North) was without effective radiance. The ceremony was more brilliant and ecstatic even than last night. Fra. L.T. is even more completely exhausted than before. 3.18 a.m. Message for A.G. <>... "Without pity, act. Guests dally on the couches of mother of pearl in the garden. Go to the Holy House of Hathor and offer the five jewels of the cow on her altar. Then go under the night-stars in the desert and invoke Nuit. "Result establishment of Nuit cult. A previous divination had given (two days before) "is not the Nile a beautiful water?" the question being should I go to Tunis for A.G.? (Tunis being nearer the Pillars of Hercules and the Ocean of the West.) The Juppiteran events of a minor character are now so frequent that they are too many to record without tedium. Contrary events to not occur at all. The Twenty-Fourth Working Fra. O.S.V. had a sleepless night and had to work all day. Yet, opening the Temple at 6.15 and closing it at 7, this great operation was brought to a successful end. The ceremony was calm and deep, the very aroma of earth in spring. After the Work Fra. L.T. performed divination by Thelema and obtained this versicle: "I am Thou, and the Pillar is established in the Void." During the Haud secus, Fra. L.T. was taken by Juppiter to be his cup-bearer. Fra. O.S.V. beheld the Violet, formless and of Dhanic intensity. P.S. Result. Fra O.S.V. obtained the gifts of Juppiter as he asked, and was further made like Juppiter in his aspect as Amoun. During the whole summer he had but to ask to obtain. Fra. L.T. on the contrary became Juppiter the bestower, and many folk became his guests. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- A brief Summary of the Paris Working. Dec. 31, 1913 E.V. Preparations completed. Jan. I 1914. I. Hermes as child; prevents Rite from completion. II. do as Messenger. Identified with Christ Jan. 3 1914. III do as Force. He is Semen, the vehicle of the Father. He despises talk, and is all energy and action. Jan. 5, 1914. IV Hermes as Jan. 6, 1914. V Juppiter. Short message. VI Juppiter. L.T. failed at proper method. VII Juppiter. Vision - plalanx of Eagles supporting Zeus and the 4 Beasts. Also Peacock. Revelation of Method of Destroying the Universe. Jan. 11, 1914. VIII Hermes. "Good result." ---------------- A week off. L.T.ill Mass of L.T. ill. To Forest -- only profane matters considered. Jan. 19, 1914 IX Juppiter, as Bestower with hands full of gold. Jan. 20, X do as Amuon-Ra, plumed and phallic. Astral Bells. Jan 21, XI do as Cone of White Light. Message that O.S.V. and L.T. are as arrows of fire shot against the slave-gods. The Sacrifice was fourfold. Astral bells heard again. Revelation to O.S.V. of the Method of Rite. do to L.T. of present world as a vision of the future His eyes are so dilated that he cannot read. Jan. 22, XII Juppiter. No remarks. But results on Material plane show. Jan. 27 XIII Juppiter. Inspiration of O.S.V. to dance. Two 'Jataka stories' got. Jan. 27. XIV Juppiter Phenomena continue. Jan. 28, XV. Juppiter. Atmosphere of Temple now constantly rich, mellow, velvety, and luminous, even when closed. A green chameleon-hued dancer Ahanael and other elementals in constant attendance. Jan. 29, XVI. Juppiter. Additional Rites ordained. O.S.V. inspired; the essence of the nature of Juppiter was revealed. He obtained entire Unity with the God, Muttering constantly "Sanguis et Semen." Feb. 2, 1914. E.V. XVII Juppiter. O.S.V. again in Samadhi. Feb. 3, 1914. XVIII Juppiter. Complete absorption of force Feb. 4, 1914. XIX Juppiter. Sarcophagus of Ankh-f-Khonsu appears. Feb. 5, 1914. XX Juppiter. Material results confirmed. Feb. 8, 1914. O.S.V. inspects certain chakras. Feb. 9, 1914 XXI Juppiter. Feb. 10, 1914 XXII. Juppiter. "A glow of stupendous success" L.T. in his peculiar type of Samadhi. Feb. 11, 1914 XXIII. Juppiter. O.S.V. sees his shadow -- not a "physical one; light thrown by the God from the Altar or Cubriculum. Feb. 12, 1914. XXIV. Juppiter. "Calm and deep, the very aroma of earth in Spring" O.S.V. be held The Violet, formless, of Dhyanic intensity. General Result. O.S.V. obtained the funds required, and was like unto Amoun-Ra all the summer. L.T. became as Juppiter the hospitable, but had unworthy guests. An unexpected result -- the Divine end of the stick -- was perhaps the War in the following August. See Op. XI. Here follows the Grimoire of the Paris Working. Reference in Grimoire. L.DCCLXXI is the "Building of the Pyramid" a ritual of A.'.A.'. see John St. John for sketch. Asperge me Domine hyssopo et mundabor; lavabis me et super nivem dealbabor. Per Sanctum mysterium. By the figurative mystery of these holy vestments etc. from Goetia. Orationes dei operis i.e. any chosen as suitable from Equinox or elsewhere. Tu que es oc "Thou who are I" from "The Ship." Quia patris es "For of the Father and the Son" from "The Ship". GRIMORUM SANCTISSIUM. ARCANUM ARCANORUM QUOD CONTINET NONDUM REVELANDUM IPSIS REGIBUS SUPREMIS O.T.O. GRIMORIUM QUOD BAPHOMET XI SUO ............... FECIT. ---------------------- De templo. 1. Oriente. Cubiculum. 2. Occidente. Tabula dei invocandi. 3. Septentrione. Sacerdos. 4. Meridione. Ignis cum thuribulo K.t;l; 5. Centro. Lapis quadratus cum Imagine DEI MAXIMI INOENTIS NEFANDI INEFFABILIS SANCTISSIMI et cum ferro, tintinnabulo, Oleo. Virgo. Stet Imago juxta librum THELEMA. De Ceremonio Principii. Fiat ut in L. DXLXXI dicitur, sed antea virgo lavabitur cum verbis Asperge me k.t.l., et habilimenta ponat cum verbis. Per sanctum Mysterium k.t.l. Ita Pyramis fiat. Tunc virgo lavabit sacerdotem et vestimenta ponat ut supra ordinatur. (Hic dicat virgo orationes dei operiso.) fol II. De Ceremonio thuribuli. Manibus accendat et ignem et sacerdotem virgo, dicens: Accendat in nobis Dominus ignem sui amoris et flammam aeternae caritatis. The Holy Hymns to the Great Gods of Heaven. ---------------------- (composed in collaboration with the Art-Bachelor Gualterius de R., Universitytis Cantabrigiensis, for the use of the Knights of the Sacrosanct Order of KDSH.) I. Juppiter. Haud secus ac puerum spumanti semini vates Lustrat, dum gaudens accipit alter aquas; Sparge, precor, servis, hominum rex atque deorum Juppiter omnipotens, aurea dona, tuis. <> II. Mercury. Jungitur en vati vates; rex inclyte rhabdou Hermes tu venias, verba nefanda ferens. <> III. Venus. Tu Venus orta mari venias tu filia Patris, Exaudi penis carmina blanda, precor. Ne sit culpa nates nobis futuisse viriles, Sed caleat cunnus semper amore meo. <> IV Juppiter Ammon. Per regni sancti signum da Juppiter Ammon Da nobis plena monera plena manu. <> V. Mars. Hoc solet ad Martem ritu coluisse ferocem Vir purus cunni sic placet omne deo. Hostis fac collum nostro subiisse triumpho Numina tum Martis carmina saeva canam. <> VI. Iacchus. En templo resonat nunc mystica vannus Iacchi. Accedas adyto, Sancta Columba, tuo. Intra dum vates agitat thrysum pueriles Vates; omne actum est; Sancta Columba, veni. <> VII Vesta. Vesta beata adsis virgo da lampada nobis Det semen dominus terque quaterque suo(ae). Det demen lammam vitalem vimgue deorum, Omnia quae redeant, Vesta beata, tibi. <> VIII. Priapus. Semina nunc molli dat mentula saeva cinaedo. Aspectu gaudens ipse Priapus adest. Gaudens exaudi; nobis sit mentula semper Et Rigida et roseo semen ab ore jacens. <> Quot stellae tot sint, precor, Phalle, Amores hujus Di vere universi. anni 1913 E.V. Kal. Ian. A.d.I. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Notes of the Paris Working. 31/12/13. Preparations completed. 1/ 1/14. 1. Hermes as child: prevent rite from completion. 2/ 1/14. 2. As messenger. Identified with X(superscript"t"). 3/ 1/14. 3. As force: He is semen, the vehicle of the Father. Despises talk, all energy and action. 5/ 1/14. 4. 6/ 1/14. 5. Jupiter. Short message. 6. " L.T. failed at proper method. 7. Jupiter. Vision. Phalanx of eagles supporting Zeus and the 4 Beasts. Also Peacock. Revelation of the method of destroying the Universe. 11/ 1/14. 8. Hermes. Good result. L.T. ill. 19/ 1/14. 9. Jupiter as Bestower with hands full of gold. 20/ 1/14.10. " " Ammon - R.A., plumed and phallic. Astral Bells. 21/ 1/14.11. " " cone of white light. Message that O.S.V. and L.T. are arrows of fire against the slave gods. The sacrifice was fourfold. Astral Bells heard again. Revelation to O.S.V. of Method of Rite. Ditto to L.T. of present world as a vision of the future. His eyes are so dilated, He cannot read. 23/ 1/14.12. Jupiter. Results on material plane. 13. " Inspiration of O.S.V. to dance. Two Jataka stories. 14. Jupiter. Phenomana continued. 15. Jupiter atmosphere of the Temple now constantly rich mellow velvety and luminous even when closed. A green chameleom hued dancer Ahanael and other elementals constantly in attendance. 16. Jupiter. Additional rites ordained. O.S.V. inspired. The essence of the nature of Jupiter revealed. He obtained entire unity with God, muttering constantly "Sanguis et Semen". 2/ 2/14.17. Jupiter. O.S.V. again in Samadhi. 18. " Complete absorption of force. 19. " Sarcophagus of Ankh-f-n-Khonsu. 20. " Material results confirmed. O.S.V. inspects certain shakras. 8/ 2/14.21. Jupiter. 22. "A glow of stupendous success". L.T. in his peculiar type of Samadhi. 23. Jupiter O.S.V. sees his shadow -- not a physical one: Light thereon by the God from the Altar or Cobiculum. 24. Jupiter. Calm and deep. The very aroma of earth in Spring. O.S.V. beheld the violet, formless light of Dhyanic intensity. General result. O.S.V. obtained the funds required, and was like unto Ammon-Ra all the summer. L.T. became as Jupiter the hospitable, but had unworthy guests. An unexpected result -- the Divine end of the stick was perhaps the war in the following August. See 0/2/ XI. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Cephaloedium Working by Crowley Original key entry of first half by Fr. H.B. in New York 4/13/90 e.v. remainder entered and ASCII conversion by Bill Heidrick, TG of O.T.O. --- needs further proof reading Copyright (c) O.T.O. O.T.O. P.O.Box 430 Fairfax, CA 94930 USA (415) 454-5176 ---- Messages only. LIMITED LICENSE Except for notations added to the history of modification, the text in this file down to the next row of asterisks must accompany all copies made of this file. In particular, this paragraph and the copyright notice are not to be deleted or changed on any copies or print-outs of this file. With these provisos, anyone may copy this file for personal use or research. Copies may be made for others at reasonable cost of copying and mailing only, no additional charges may be added. ************************************************************************* The Cephaloedium Working by Crowley Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I ask an Oracle of Thelema for this Working. `Liber Lapidis Lazuli' the Solar chapter: ``white cat, the sparks fly from thy fur! Thou dost crackle with splitting the worlds.'' I ask a Yi King symbol for the whole Working: XX `Big Earth'. It means Manifestation: i.e. the bringing forth to birth of the forces hitherto developed by us in secret. I ask a Tarot Trump to represent the Prime Pantacle of the Operation: XVI The House of God. Now the Oath of the Working is to establish The Book of the Law; in particular to finish the Comment and to publish the book as therein commanded. First therefore in this Work is Hermes to be invoked and next the Sun. I am therefore to restore the Card `The House of God' as I did when I abode in the body of Alphonse Louis Constant with the Card `The Devil'. I will therefore obtain a Vision of this Card, and paint it upon a panel of mahogany wood, with the proper colours and forms. Now on the day of the Sun, in this the Sixteenth Year of the Aeon, when He stood in the 6th Degree of the Sign Sagittarius, whose letter hath the value of 60, the Moon being in the 16th Degree of the Sign Cancer whose letter hath the value 8, did the Beast 666 TO Mega Therion a Magus of A.'. A.'. Baphomet 729 the Supreme Holy King of Ireland, Iona and all the Britains that are in the Sanctuary of the Gnosis Xth degree O.T.O., Avatar of Bacchus Diphues in the Place of the XIth degree O.T.O., Logos of the Aeon of Ra Hoor Khuit, Grand Master of the Knights of the Holy Ghost, Grand Master of the Knights of the Temple, Eidolon of the Rosy Cross, Alastor the Destroyer Spirit of Solitude, Wanderer of the Waste, of the Blood of Kerval Arch-Druids Hereditary to the Oak, whose Holy Angel his Guardian is Aiwaz 93, the God first dawning upon Man in the Land of Sumer, whose breast beareth the token adventure upon Mountains beyond any man of his fellows, whose body and blood bear witness of the wounds of Astarte, and the shames of Priapus, even I in the Abbey of Thelema at Cephaloedium that am hidden, did convene therein to counsel Alostrael, 31-666-31, the Scarlet Woman Lea my concubine, in whom is all power given, sworn unto Aiwaz, prostituted in every part of her body to Pan and to the Beast, mother of Bastards, aborter, whore to herself, to man, woman, child and brute, partaker of the Eucharist of the Excrements in the Mass of the Devil, Sorceress of the Rite of Esau and Jacob, and also GENESTHAI, 143,{WEH NOTE: C.F.Russell} a Neophyte of A.'.A.'., a Master Magician of O.T.O. and a Passed Postulant to the Secret Chamber of the Knights of the Temple, High Priest unto the Beast before the Altar of Purple and Gold. First then this Brother GENESTHAI made of Invocation of Tahuti Lord of Wisdom in the Great Magical Circle of the Abbey, that He might come upon us in power. Thus was Tahuti manifest in the mind of The Beast, like Light therein, clear, icy, wit without heart. And I beheld the Working afar off, full utterly of desire towards it; and I was aware of certain things concerning it; as here now to be writ down. Firstly: the Working shall establish the Aeon of Ra Hoor Khuit by obeying the instructions given in "The Book of the Law". Secondly: it is a Working of Mercury and Sol, combined even as they are in the Beast; so that the Word of the Working is Aleph-Lamed-Dalet-Yod {WEH NOTE: sic, probably should be Aleph-Lamed-Hay}, 36, the square of 6 and the sum of the first eight numbers, etc., etc. Now Aleph is the letter of Hadith as Hay of Nuith, and Lamed is their balanced union. Thirdly: Alostrael resumeth Nuit and The Beast Hadith; Their Copulation is therefore by this word 36 well signified. Fourthly: it is written, `Liber Lapidis Lazuli', Cap. III, vv. 16-18 that all is vain unless there be ``a man's life spilt for thy love upon Mine Altars.'' Thus then let His High Priest do sacrifice to The Beast, thereby to consecrate Him to the Rite. Fifthly: that `The Paris Working', the first model for our present Orgia, is not to be followed pedantically. Sixthly and lastly: that special names are to be used by us; for The Beast Ophion 700, for Genesthai 143 Iacchaion, and for Alostrael a new name not yet given. Also that the vapour of the Oxide of Ethyl may be used in the Workings. After this the "Yi King" gave us our First Working as Air of Air [57], that is, these present writings and considerations of the Whole Matter. I now make Qabalistic investigation of the letter Peh. 1. It is `A Mouth' and therefore is the Word therein. 2. Its value 80 is Jesod, the Foundation. 3. It is the Third Letter to Aleph and Lamed in CCXX, and the final of Aleph-Lamed-Peh. Cf. also ``eight, eighty, four hundred and eighteen'' ``knowing the law of the fortress, & the great mystery of the House of God.'' 4. It is the third equilibrating Path on the Tree. As Stability is only perfect as infinite Change (see XIth Aethyr) so Construction is only solid if based on War. 5. ``I am a God of War'' etc. is Ra Hoor Khuit. 6. The Word in the Mouth is 93: Aiwaz is the Lord of the Fortress or House of God, which is the Abbey of Thelema. 7. Aiwaz is spelt Ayin, the Eye, i.e. that of Shiva or Horus, the Meatus Penis and the Anus; Yod, the Phallus, Spermatozoon; and Hand, Vau, the Fertility of the Testes and Uterus as well as the Nail of the mentula, being Taurus the Cow Isis and the Bull Apis or Shiva, the Son in Tetragrammaton, the Redeemer by Reproduction, the Mithraic Bull of Resurrection and Initiation in the strength of the Body. And lastly Zain is the Sword of the Phallus, and Gemini the double sexual nature, the murder-lust between the incestuous twins Cain and Abel, Horus and Set or Harpocrates, Osiris and Typhon, etc. And Gemini is the airy pulse that gives a basis for the Voice of the Messenger, the menstruum of the Holy Ghost, the swing of the motion of Love, the house of the Sun in May, when he impregnates Maia with Mercurius whose mouth uttereth His Father. And Zain spelt fully is 67, the number of Binah the All-Mother. Ayin is moreover the Devil of Lust, the Goat of Mendes, Pan, Baphomet; and spelt fully Ayin is the Erection and Leaping and Extension of the Phallus; Yod is the Spermatoon, the Solitary Boy Hermes, the Virgin; while Nun is the Eagle of sexual Ecstasy, the Serpent of Life through Death, the Scorpion or Scarab of Kephra, the Womb which transmutes through corruption, the Semen or fluid vehicle of the Spirit, the Elixir of Magick, the Blood, Wine, and Poison in the Chalice. And Yod repeating that God, and prophesying the Vau that follows it, ends with Daleth the letter of Venus, the Door of the Palace of Love. Then Vau reproduceth itself in its spelling, as it is written ``all is ever as it was'' in "The Book of the Law", and in Aiwaz are found the Three Star-Clusters of Earth-Nature, the Goat under the God Set or Saturn for Hadith, the Begetter, and Mars exalted therein for Force and Fire, the Virgin under Thoth or Mercury, His Word creating in her the Eidolon of His Nature, and the Bull under Isis or Venus, the mighty redemption and nourish ment of Love, for Nuith the Womb of Space wherein Her Lord worketh His Work. By this cometh forth the Sign of the Child, the Star-Cluster of the Twins, under Hermes the Word, airy, elastic, bisexual, eternally young, the lovers born of one Womb, made Two that by Love they may make themselves One. So then in this Name Aiwaz is every rite of the Magick of the Aeon of Horus declared in detail, and in His number 93 is shewn forth not only the Word of the Law, but the Ways of the Word and the Mysteries of Truth. This Name then and this Number shall be the Glyph Hieratic to unlock the Fortress of the Aeon; Captain is He of all the hosts of Mars, and Ra Hoor Khuit crowned King in that Palace of Force and Fire. Set, The Beast, for Ayin; Thoth, Alastor the Logos, for Yod; Apis, Perdurabo, for Vau; and Hoor Hoorpakraat, Baphomet, for Zain; foursquare, mystic, wonderful, as cherubs shall I that am One through these Four be the builder and warder thereof. And the Scarlet Woman shall bear Her Cup therein, bestriding Her Beast: & Iacchaiion shall stand with his Rod, to wige That Beast therewith. For he hast the Wand of Death & The Beast the Cup of Death, but the Beast hath the Wand of Life & the Scarlet Woman the Chalice of Life. Now Pe joineth & guardeth the Victory & the Splendor, the frontiers of the Kingdom of Truth: & it is the Issue, whereby the Bowmen sally forth from the centre Tiphereth to Yesod the apex of the salient. And Pe is the girdle of the Loins of the All-Father & the Sword in the girdle, as Teth is his breast-plate of courage, & Daleth his Helmet of Live. This Sword is shewn as a lightning-Flash of Flaming Sword on the Fortress that defends the Kingdom: it is the Sword or Spear of Ra-Hoor-Khuit. The card is then thus briefly to be described. Ra Hoor Khuit sends forth a Ray of Light as a Sword. The Fortress is his Aeon of 11 towers for abrahadabra. Within is Aiwaz with 93 or 220. About it is 666 in four- fold form. The Scarlet Woman bears Cup & Sword, riding The Beast: & Iacchaion follows with his Rod. Thus far concerning the Card XVI. Now then followeth a consideration of the Vestments of the Artists. Of the Robes & Insignia of the Work. 1. The Scarlet Woman shall wear the Scarlet Abbai: for it is (a) proper to Her (b) proper to Mars (c) proper to Aries, wherein the Sun is exalted. She shall bear a Golden Cup for Wine, Blood, or Poison; & be girt with a Sword, as it is written in the "Book of the Law." She shall wear a girdle of white or of mixed colours. In her hair she shall wreathe Her Serpent. 2. The Beast shall wear an orange slip & sash as proper to (a) Hod (b) the Sun (c) Gemini: for he is Prophet of the Gods, & he is The Beast 666, of the Sun, & he is innocent, a Child, even, as Horus-Harpocrates, with the double Function in Love. Over this shall he wear the Robe of Blue for Nuit lined with Scarlet for Hadith & the Sun is gold on his breast. He shall wear the Crimson Cap for Binah, that covereth him, with the White Cross of John for Kether. He shall wear His ring of a magus, & his Rosy Cross. He shall bear the Wand of Obeah, with its Janus-head of Man & Woman, & its Four Snakes for His weapons. 3. Iacchaion shall wear the Black robe lined with gold, for he commeth forth from the darkness of the outer, & the Light but fringeth him. also black is proper to a Neophyte. His head shall be bare, for shamelessness, & as the symbol of his function in this Working. he shall bear the style & the papyrus for Thoth, to write the words of the Work. Also he shall bear "The Book of the Law." Of the Furniture of the Temple. In the East the Altar of Fire, & the Throne of the Beast, with Incense etc. In the West the Scarlet Woman, & the Altar of Sacrifice, the Wine etc. In the South the Throne of Aiwaz, with the Altar of ? In the North Iacchaion with the Table of the Scribe. In the Centre the Hexagonal Altar, with the Pantacle, the Image of the God -- our Aborted Man-Child, the Bell, & the Knife, the Oil & the Lamp, or candle. Of the Ceremony in General. The Formula of this Magick is this (1) Banish. (2) Purify. (3) Consecrate. (4) Equilibrate. (5) Make Oath. (6) Invoke, by song, dance, &c. (7) Make Iacchaion God, by Ether. (8) Sacrifice him to the Beast, who thus becomes God. Use here the accendat & the right Mantram, the Tu quies & the Quia Patris. (9) Sacrifice The Beast to the Scarlet Woman, using Her mantras F---- S---- etc. Ether at pleasure. (10) Consume the Elements, as by Amalantrah the Wizard we are taught, the Pantacle being of "Earth". (In parts 7 to 10 weapons & robes may be laid on the throne of Aiwaz.) (11) Perform any scrying or utter any prophecies, as may be given. & at leisure & pleasure resume vestments & insignia. & close Temple. So far of these matters. Now we may begin our first Working by the Invocation of Hermes on His day with the Sun in 9 degrees Sagittarius, the Moon in 23 degrees Leo & Mercury in 19 degrees Scorpio one hour before Noon with him in the Zenith, sextile to Venus Jupiter & Saturn. In furtherance whereof, at eleven of the night of Monday, did The Beast work under The Scarlet Woman his Word, to make the Great Operation go aright. Immediately was The Beast inspired to a writing Mercurial, a satire upon the Fish: & thus wrote he some 14 or 15 hours. The Oath of the Cephaloedium Working. Hear All that we, TO MEGA THERION 9degree = 2square A.'.A.'. The Beast; Alostrael, The Scarlet Woman; & GENESTHAI odegree = 0square A.'.A.'. do now in the presence of TAHUTI most solemnly swear to devote ourselves to the Establishment of "The Book of the Law" as uttered by Aiwaz 93 to 66, by the Way of The Cephaloedium Working as in the record thereof it hath been written. Witness our Hands: To Mega Therion 9degree = 2square A.'.A.'. 666 Alostrael - 31-666-31. Genesthai The Banquet of Fish & Yellow Wine was consumed & the Oath of the Working witnessed accordingly with ceremonial proper thereto, & concluded at 1:18 p.m. of the Day of Mercury which openeth the month called December. I ask a symbol for the next Day of the Working. IV - Earth of Moon: The formulation of the Restrictions & the dispelling of Ignorance. id est: make careful arrangements & ask for further Enlightenment. How should we obtain further Enlightenment? LII - Earth of Earth: "When one's resting is like that of the back & he loses all consciousness of self: when he walks in his own courtyard & Does not see any of the persons in it - then there will be no error." die Jovis: Began the Pantacle of XVI, & went on with my Fish Story; which by the way is the Blasting of the Old Tower of Jesus-Tyranny. de Martis: We have all three been sick in various ways, so that save for beginning the Painting of the Pantacle no work has been done. I ask a symbol to indicate our proper course of action: XX -- Airy part of Kteis. Cf. General symbol, I should suppose that this means that we can now begin again. What shall we do tomorrow die Mercuri? X -- Phallic part of Water. The Tiger. See line 6. Consider the whole course that is trodden & examine the presage which that gives. We still therefore invoke Tahuti, & read the record up to this point, then obtain illuminated Wisdom as to our course. This Operation was accordingly taken in hand at one o'clock, the afternoon on the Day of Jupiter. The formulation of the Primum Ens Melissae was however difficult. The Beast receiving a communication of a climatological character reminding him of his Lost Lustre. It is therefore incumbent to make a new divination task: what course is now proper to pursue? LXII: Let the matter take care of itself: enquire further on the next day of Mercury. dei Lunae: Dec. 13: At two o'clock this morning, after making my Confession. I laid my hand upon the Sacred Lotus of Alostrael & swore these Oaths: -- I. I ......., the Beast 666 hereby & herein most solemnly promise & swear: to devote my whole working time exclusively to the completion of my Comment on "The Book of the Law." 2. I, etc, as before etc. swear: that as soon as the Comment is ready, I will take the Book & cause it to be printed, bound & issued in the manner ordained in the Book itself, though I leave myself without money to buy my next meal To these oaths, I called Nuith! Hadith! Ra Hoor Khuit! as witnesses thereof. I then invoked Aiwaz to aid me to keep them, & in all other ways soever to forward the Work. 2.20 a.m. - I therefore open my MS. of the Comment. Dec. 15. We seem to have been harassed by minor illnesses, so much as to be actually crippled; in fact I have been practically obliged to keep to my bed & Alostrael will take the divination concerning the working. How shall we proceed? LI. Fire of Fire: This seems to mean that a new current may be expected. This New Current turned up on the morning of Dec. 16 Die Jovis, in the shape of a letter from the printer of The Equinox III. The Oracle also means that we need to formulate the Yod of our Tetragrammaton; which rests with Frater Genesthai. He is at present the 'Pure Fool' & must acquire the Sacred Lance. Die Veneris: Dec. 24. I have been revising the Comment on "Liber Legis," with the aid of Alostrael, Iacchaion, & Jane Wolfe. This applies only to Chapter I; Chapter II I have revised with Iacchaion only, & Chapter III I have read through alone. I cannot express myself adequately about my sense of failure in this Comment. More I feel that I have not conquered my repulsion to Chapter III. I ask myself too: Have I even tried to carry out the instructions in that Chapter? I am utterly wretched about the whole matter. I say: have I not failed absolutely to obey the "Heavenly Vision"? I am so miserable that I can only see one course of action: to ask the Yi to give a General Symbol for my past Work in relation to "The Book of the Law." LIV - Kwei Mei: Alas! too true! I have been divided against myself: I have gone in just deep enough to compromise myself, not I when the whole hearted plunge would have brought success. I have been too irritably active, & not persistent enough. Give a symbol for my right course of action in regard to it 'at the present time & thence onward. LVIII Tui.: Let there be an even flow of Love to it, a still & subtle dissolution. Water, the weakest thing in Nature is stronger than the strongest. Steady devotion without anxiety or fussiness will penetrate the Universe. Inward harmony & sincerity: the slow accumulation of Karma, constant concentration on the Law, utmost faith even in one's opponents, will gather the whole world into the fold of the Stars. Wed. Dec. 29. 1920 e.v. Current for this work going to-day & oath renewed in public. I spent all night writing on certain matters proper to the Comment --- 93 pages of MS. Dec. 30 1920 e.v. dei Jovis: At about ten o'clock of the forenoon The Beast & The Scarlet Woman performed a Mass of the Holy Ghost with the intention of establishing the Law. Jan. 3. 1921 e.v. Frater Iacchaion began a Working which continued throughout the whole night. The Beast accordingly was inspired to continue the Comment through the night following. Jan. 7. die Veneris: Awake most of the night in meditation. The Beast decided on a course of action with regard to the practical matters connected with the Book of the Law. (1) Consult Yi about recovery of the MS. (2) Push through Comment. The Yi gives Khwan (47) Watery part of Luna meaning Bring restriction to bear on the thief. Jan. 20. die Jovis: The Sun enters the Sign of Aquarius: I record that Frater Iacchaion, the Primum Mobile of the Working, having failed to initiate any Rashith Ha-Gilgalim, has caused the collapse of the whole Working, which I therefore declare ended. I now myself repair to the City of Paris, there to inaugurate an alternative course of procedure. 666 To Mega Therion 9degree = 2square A.'.A.'. Here endeth the book of The Cephaloedium Working. Iacchaion Altar of Fire & Table of Scribe Aiwaz Throne & Altar Altar with Lamp, bell, Knife, pantacle, & Oil. Scarlet Woman with AN EVOCATION OF BARTZABEL THE SPIRIT OF MARS by Crowley (ritual only) Original key entry by Fr. H.B. in New York 4/14/90 e.v. ASCII conversion and 3/3/91 e.v. proof reading by Bill Heidrick, T.G. of O.T.O. (c) O.T.O. O.T.O. P.O.Box 430 Fairfax, CA 94978 USA (415) 454-5176 ---- Messages only. LIMITED LICENSE Except for notations added to the history of modification, the text in this file down to the next row of asterisks must accompany all copies made of this file. In particular, this paragraph and the copyright notice are not to be deleted or changed on any copies or print-outs of this file. With these provisos, anyone may copy this file for personal use or research. Copies may be made for others at reasonable cost of copying and mailing only, no additional charges may be added. ************************************************************************* AN EVOCATION OF BARTZABEL THE SPIRIT OF MARS by Crowley THE FORMULAE OF THE MAGICK OF LIGHT, let them be puissant in the EVOCATION of the SPIRIT Beth-Resh-Tzaddi-Beth-Aleph-Lamed The Ceremony consists of Five Parts: 1. The Banishings and Consecrations. 2. The Special Preparation of the Material Basis. 3. The Particular Invocations of the Forces of Mars. 4. The Dealings with Bartzabel, that mighty Spirit. 5. The Closing. Gloria Deo Altissimo Ra Hoor Khuit in nomine Abrahadabra et in hoc signo {A pentagram, with point to top} The Circle has an inscribed Pentagon, and a Tau within that. Without are 5 pentagrams with 5 ruby lamps. There is an Altar with the Square of Mars and the Seal of Mars. The triangle has the names Primeumaton, Anaphaxeton, Anapheneton and Mi-ca-el within. Also the Sigil of Bartzabel, and his name. About the Circle is the name ALHIM. ---------------- The Chief Magus wears the robe of a Major Adept, and the Uraeus crown and nemmes. He bears the Lamen of the Hiereus and the 1st Talisman of Mars. He bears as weapons the Spear and Sword, also the Bell. ---------------- The Assistant Magus wears the Robe of a Probationer and a nemmes of white and gold. He attends to the suffumigations of Art. He bears the 3rd Talisman of Mars (from the Key of Solomon), and the consecrated Torch. The Magus Adjuvant is robed as his brother, but wears the 5th Talisman of Mars. He attends to the Lustrations of Art. He bears the Book and Pen. Upon the Altar is the Image of Ra Hoor Khuit, Isis is the East his Mother, Khem is the West facing him. In the South is the Censer, in the North the Cup. The Material Basis is masked, and robed in red. On the Altar are also the rope, the burin, the oil, and the Lamen of Mars for the Material Basis. The Lamps are all alight. PART I C.M. At altar, kneeling in humility. 2 M. With sword of C.M. 3 M. In other chamber with M.B. C.M. {Vau} 2 M. Performs Banishing Rituals of Pentagram and Hexagram around whole room, and replaces Sword on Altar. 3 M. Washes M.B. with pure water, saying: :eam: Asperge : : Domine hyssopo et mundabitur; :eum: :eam: lavabis : : et super nivem dealbabitur. :eum: :her: He masks: : with the mask and robe of Mars, saying: :him: By the figurative mystery of these holy vestures of concealment, doth the Lord cloak thee in the Shroud of Mystery in the strength of the Most High ANCOR AMACOR AMIDES THEODONIAS ANITOR that our desired end may be effected through thy strength, Adonai, unto whom be the Glory in Saecula saeculorum A M E N. :her: :her: He leads : : to : : place in the Triangle. :him: :his: The Chief Magus now rises from his knees, and takes the Spear from the Altar. ---------------- C.M. Hail unto Thee, Ra Hoor Khuit, who art the Lord of the Aeon! Be this consecrated Spear A thing of cheer, a thing of fear! Cheer to me who wield it! --- My heart, its vigour shield it! Fear to them who face it --- Their force, let fear disgrace it! Be a ray from the Most High, A glance of His unsleeping eye! Arm me, arm me, in the fray That shall be fought this dreadful day! He hands Spear to 2nd Magus to hold. The Chief Magus takes the Sword. C.M. Hail unto Thee, Ra Hoor Khuit, who art the Lord of the Aeon! Be this consecrated Sword Not abhorred before the Lord! A guard of Steel, a tongue of flame Writing in adamant His Name! Puissant against the Hosts of Evil! A mighty fence against the Devil! A snake of lightning to destroy Them that work Mischief and Annoy! Arm me, arm me, in the fray That shall be fought this dreadful day! He hands Sword to 3rd Magus to hold. The Chief Magus raises his hands above the Altar. C.M. Hail unto Thee, Ra Hoor Khuit, who art the Lord of the Aeon! Be this consecrated Altar A sign of sure stability! Will and Courage never falter, Thought dissolve in Deity! Let thy smile divinely curving, Isis, bless our dark device! Holy Hawk, our deed unswerving Be thy favoured sacrifice! Holy Khem, our vigour nerving, We have paid the priestly price. Hail, Ra Hoor, thy ray forth-rolling Consecrate the instruments, Thine Almighty power controlling To the Event the day's events! Arm me, arm me, in the fray That shall be fought this dreadful day! C.M. Takes Spear from 2nd M. and gives him the Censer and Torch; Sword from 3rd M. and gives him the Cup, Book and Pen. C.M. Goes to apex of triangle. The others support him at the base. He takes the cord from the altar. :Frater: C.M. : : N! As thou art blindfolded save for that light and sight which :Soror : I can give thee, so do I now bind thee, so that thou mayst be for a space subject to my will and mine alone. (Ties hands and feet. Takes Spear from altar.) And since thou art without the circle in the place of the triangle, with this Spear do I invoke upon thee the protection of Ra Hoor Khuit, so that no force either of Heaven or of Earth, or from under the earth, may act upon thee, save only that force that I shall invoke within thee. Bahlasti! Ompehda! So then, I being armed and exalted to the Power of the Most High, place upon thy head this drop of consecrated oil, so that the ray of Godhead may illumine thee. And I place this holy kiss upon thy neck, so that thy mind may be favourable unto us, open to our words, sensible of the power of our conjurations. And with this burin do I draw from thy breast five drops of blood, so that thy body may be the Temple of Mars. Wherefore also I command thee to repeat after me: I submit myself to thee and to this operation; I invoke the Powers of Mars to manifest within me. (done) :his: (C.M. places about : : neck the Lamen of Mars.) :her: Magi return to circle, face east. C.M. Now, Brethren, since we are about to engage in a Work of so great danger, it is fitting that we make unto ourselves a fortress of defence in the name of the Most High, Elohim. Frater Adjuvant Magus, I command thee to purify the place with water. (3rd M. sprinkles thrice around circle walking widdershins.) C.M. Thus, therefore, first the Priest who governeth the works of Fire, must sprinkle with the waters of the loud-resounding sea. Frater Assistant Magus, I command thee to consecrate the place with Fire. (2nd M. censes the circle thrice around, walking widdershins.) C.M. So when all the phantoms are vanished, and through the Universe darts and flashes that holy and formless Fire --- Hear Thou the Voice of Fire! (C.M. takes Sword.) The Lord is my fortress and my deliverer; my God in whom I will trust. I will walk upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the scorpion will I tread under my feet. Because he hath set his Love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name. (C.M. circumambulates thrice widdershins with sword.) Hail unto Thee, Ra Hoor Khuit, who art the Lord of the Aeon! Be this consecrated Tower A place of power this fearful hour! May the Names of God that gird us Be our sign that he hath heard us! By the five unsleeping Stars Ward us from the wrath of Mars! By the rood of God erect Be He perfect to protect! Arm me, arm me, in the fray That shall be fought this dreadful day! (He now conjures the Dog of Evil.) Arise, Dog of Evil, that I may instruct thee in thy present duties. In the name of Horus, I say unto thee, Arise. Thou art imprisoned. Confess thou that it is so. I have done this in the name and in the might of Horus. Except thou set thy face in my defence, thou art blind, and dumb, and paralysed: but thou shalt hear the curses of thy Creator, and thou shalt feel the torments of my avenging wrath. Therefore be thou obedient unto me, as a guard against them that hate me. Let thy jaws be terrible as the storm-parted sky. Let thy face be as a whirlwind of wrath and fury against the enemy. Arise, I say, and aid and guard me in this Work of Art. O thou! whose head is of coal-black fire! Thou, whose eyes are as columns of smoke and flame! Thou, from whose nostrils goeth forth the breath of destruction! Thou whose body is of iron and brass, bound with exceeding strength: girt with the power of awful blind avenging force --- under my control, and mine alone! Thou, whose claws are as shafts of whirling steel to rip the very bowels of my adversaries. Thee, thee, I summon to mine aid! In the name of Horus: rise: move: appear: And aid and guard me in this Work of Art! Rise, Dog of Evil, to guard the Abyss of Height! Rise, I say, to guard the Four Quarters: the Abyss of the North; the Abyss of the South; the Abyss of the East; the Abyss of the West. Rise, I say, to guard the Abyss of the Great Deep. Horus it is that hath given this commandment. Be thou terrible against all them that hate me! Be thou mighty to defend me from the Evil Ones! At the confines of Matter: at the Threshold of the Invisible: be thou my Watcher and my Guardian! Before the face of the Dwellers of the Abodes of Night! As a flaming sword turning every way to keep the gates of my Universe: let thy teeth flash forth! Nothing shall stop thee while thou settest thyself in my defence. In the name of Horus: Rise, Move, and Appear: Be thou obedient unto me: for I am the Master of the Forces of Matter: the Servant of the Same thy God is my Name: true Worshipper of the Highest. (Much incense is now burnt, and there is a pause.) THE INVOCATIONS (C.M. first performs the Invoking Ritual of Mars.) (The Adepts stand at the points of the Tau.) C.M. Even as of old there came three Magi from the ends of the earth to adore the Fivefold Star, so come we, O Lord, armed for the holy work of an Evocation of Bartzabel the spirit of Mars, that is obedient unto the Intelligence Graphiel, chosen from the Seraphim who follow Kamael the Great Archangel that serveth God under his name of Elohim Gibor, a spark from Thine intolerable light, Ra Hoor Khuit! Therefore hear Thou the Oath of the Obligation that we assume before Thee. (The Chief Magus points the Sword downward upon the apex of the Triangle of R.H.K. and the other Magi place their hands upon the hilt.) We, Perdurabo, a Neophyte of the A.'. A.'., All for Knowledge, a Probationer of A.'. A.'., and Alpha-gamma-alpha-theta-alpha, a Probationer of A.'. A.'., swear unto Thee, O Lord God, by Thine own almighty power, by Thy force and fire, by Thy glittering Hawk's eye and Thy mighty sweeping wings: that we all here in this place and now at this time do utterly devote ourselves, mind, body, and estate, at all times and in all places soever to the establishment of Thy holy Kingdom. And if we fail herein, may we be burnt and consumed by the Red Eye of Mars! (Magi return to stations.) And this our purpose is fivefold: Firstly, that the Kingdom of Ra Hoor Khuit may be established in the Aeon. Secondly, that we may succeed in that particular design of which it is not lawful to speak, even before Thee. Thirdly, that we may have power to help the weak. Fourthly, that we may be filled with the Courage and Energy of Mars for the Prosecution of the Great Work. And, lastly, that we may obtain the service of Bartzabel that he may be obedient unto us thy servants, that between him and us there may be peace, and that he may always be ready to come whensoever he is invoked and called forth. Now because in such a work it is not possible for us to do anything at all of ourselves, we have humble recourse unto Thine Almighty power, beseeching upon our knees Thy favour and Thine aid. (The Magi kneel at three sides of altar, all clasping spears in the proper manner.) I adore Thee in the Song: I am the Lord of Thebes, and I The inspired forth-speaker of Mentu; For me unveils the veiled sky, The self-slain Ankh-f-n-Khonsu Whose words are truth. I invoke, I greet Thy presence, O Ra Hoor Khuit! Unity uttermost shewed! I adore the might of Thy breath, Supreme and terrible God Who makest the Gods and death To tremble before Thee: I, I adore Thee! Appear on the throne of Ra! Open the ways of the Khu! Lighten the ways of the Ka! The ways of the Khabs run through To stir me or still me! Aum! let it fill me! All say, repeatedly: A Ka dua Tuf ur biu Bi a'a chefu Dudu ner af an nuteru! When the Chief Magus is satisfied with the Descent of the God, let all rise and let C.M. say: So that Thy light is in me; and its red flame is as a sword in my hand to push thy order. There is a secret door that I shall make to establish thy way in all the quarters ... as it is said: The light is mine; its rays consume Me: I have made a secret door Into the house of Ra and Tum, Of Khephra, and of Ahathoor. I am thy Theban, O Mentu, The prophet Ankh-f-n-Khonsu! By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat; By wise Ta-Nech I weave my spell. Show thy star-splendour, O Nuith! Bid me within thine House to dwell, O winged snake of light, Hadith! Abide with me, Ra Hoor Khuit! (Magus faces fire, and others support him.) Hail! Hail! Hail! Hail! Hail! Send forth a spark of thine illimitable light and force, we beseech Thee, that it may appear in the Heaven of Mars as the God Elohim Gibor. O winged glory of gold! O plumes of justice and stern brows of majesty! O warrior armed with spear and shield! O virgin strength and splendour as of spring! That ridest in thy Chariot of Iron above the Storm upon the Sea! Who shootest forth the Arrows of the Moon! Who wieldest the Four Magick Weapons! Who art the Master of the Pentagram and of the blazing fury of the Sun! Come unto me, thou great God Elohim Gibor, and send thy Angel Kamael, even Kamael the mighty, the Leader of thine Armies the fiery Serpents, the Seraphim, that he may answer my behests. O purple flame that is like unto the whirling wheel of Life! O strong shoulders and virginal breasts and dancing limbs! Kamael! Kamael! Kamael! Kamael! I see thee before me, O thou great Archangel! Art thou not the Leader of the armies of the Lord? Of the grey snakes upon whose heads are triple crowns of spiritual light, and whose tongues are triply forked with judgment? Whose bodies are like the Sun in his strength, whose scales are of the adamant of Vulcan, who are slim and splendid and virginal as they rush flaming over the lashed sea? Come unto me, Kamael, thou archangel almighty, and send to me Graphiel that great intelligence of thine, that he may answer my behest. O moon, that sailest on the shoulders of the Sun! Whose warrior body is like white-hot steel! Whose virgin limbs and golden wings move like ripe corn at the caress of the thunderstorm! O thou that wieldest the Sword and Balances of Power! Graphiel! Graphiel! Graphiel! Graphiel! Graphiel! Graphiel! Come unto us, thou bright intelligence of Mars, and answer my behest. In the name of Kamael thy Lord, I say: Compel the spirit Bartzabel that is under thy dominion to manifest within this triangle of Art, within the Ruach of the material basis that is consecrated to this work, within this pure and beautiful human form that is prepared for his habitation. And now I see thee, O thou dull deceitful head, that I shall fill with wit and truth; thou proud heart that I shall humble and make pure; thou cold body that I shall fashion into a living flame of amethyst. Thou sexless being of whom I shall make the perfect child of Hermes and Aphrodite that is God; thou dull ox that I shall turn into the Bull of Earth; thou house of idleness wherein I shall set up the Throne of Justice. Bartzabel! Bartzabel! Bartzabel! Bartzabel! Bartzabel! Bartzabel! Come forth, and manifest beyond the bars! Forth from the palace of seraphic stars! Come, O thou Bartzabel, the sprite of Mars! Come: I unbind thee from the chains of Hell, Come: I enclose thee in the invisible To be my slave, thou spirit Bartzabel! By the spear, the sword, the spell, Come unto me, Bartzabel! By the word that openeth Hell! Come unto me, Bartzabel! By the power o' th' panther's pell, Come unto me, Bartzabel! By the circling citadel, Come unto me, Bartzabel! By this mind of miracle Come unto me, Bartzabel! By Ra Hoor Khuit, by Elohim Gibor, By Kamael and the Seraphim; by Hoor, Khem, and Mentu, and all the Gods of War, Ares and Mars and Hachiman and Thor, And by thy master, Graphiel, Come unto me, Bartzabel! And if he come not, let the Chief Magus and his assistants humble themselves mightily, and repeat these holy invocations, even unto thrice. And if still he be obdurate and disobedient unto the Words of Power, the Chief Magus shall assume the dignity of Khem, and conjure him and curse him as his own ingenium shall direct. Yet, if the rites have been duly performed, he will assuredly have manifested before this. And these will probably be the tokens of the manifestation: A ruddy light will play about the form of the Material Basis; or even a dark lustre beetle-brown or black. And the Face thereof will be suffused with blood, and the Heart beat violently, and its words will be swift and thick and violent. The voice thereof must be entirely changed; it may grow deep and hoarse, or at least strained and jerky, and it may be that it will suffer the torment of burning. On the appearance of the Spirit much incense is thrown upon the Censer. THE CHARGE Hail, Bartzabel, and welcome, thou mighty spirit of Madim! Welcome unto us art thou who comest in the name of Graphiel and of Kamael and of Elohim Gibor, and of Ra Hoor Khuit the Lord of the Aeon. I charge thee to answer and obey. 1. How shall the Kingdom of the Aeon be established? 2. Will success attend that particular design of which it is not lawful to speak? 3. We shall obtain power to aid the weak; in what manner? Give us a sign. 4. Give us a sign of the Courage and Energy of Mars that floweth and shall ever flow through us by virtue of this ceremony. 5. Lastly, O thou Spirit Bartzabel, lay thine hands upon this sword, whose point I then place upon thine head, and swear faith and obedience unto me by Ra Hoor Khuit, the Lord of the Aeon, saying after me: I, Bartzabel, the Spirit of Mars, do swear by the glory of Him that is Lord of the Aeon, and by the Might of Elohim Gibor, and by the Fear of Kamael and the Hosts of Fiery Serpents, and by Graphiel whose hand is heavy upon me --- before which names I tremble every day --- that I will punctually fulfil this present charge, not perverting the sense thereof, but obedient to the inmost thought of the Chief Magus; that I will be ever the willing servant of thee and thy companions, a spirit of Truth in Force and Fire; that in departing I will do no hurt to any person or thing, and in particular that the Material Basis shall not suffer through this ceremony, but shall be purified and fortified thereby; that I will be at peace with thee and seek never to injure thee, but to defend thee against all thine enemies, and to work eternally for thy welfare; finally, that I will be ready to come unto thee to serve thee whensoever I am invoked and called forth, whether by a word, or a will, or by this great and potent conjuration of Magick Art. A M E N. THE BENEDICTION Let Ra Hoor Khuit bless thee! Let His light shine perpetually in thy darkness! Let His force eternally brace up thy weakness! Let His blessing be upon thee for ever and for ever! Yea, verily and Amen, let His blessing be upon thee for ever and ever! THE LICENSE TO DEPART Now, O thou Spirit Bartzabel, since thou didst come at my behest and swear faith and fealty unto me by the Lord of the Aeon, I license thee to depart in peace with the blessing of the Lord until such time as I have need of thee. THE CLOSING Let the Chief Magus perform the Banishing Ritual of Mars, give great Thanks unto the Lord of the Aeon, and perform the Lesser Rituals of the Pentagram and Hexagram. Cup & Sword, Wine. Water, Ether &c. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Amalantrah Working [Liber XCVII] Original key entry by Fr. H.B. in New York 4/12/90 e.v. 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Copies may be made for others at reasonable cost of copying and mailing only, no additional charges may be added. ************************************************************************* The Amalantrah Working [Liber XCVII] January 14 to June 16, 1918 e.v. by Roddie Minor, Soror Achitha Ayin-He-Yod-Taw-Ayin 555, Aleph-Cheth-Yod-Taw-Aleph 420, Soror Ahitha Aleph-He-Yod-Taw-Aleph 417, Soror Ahita Aleph-He-Yod-Teth-Aleph 25 {WEH Note: sic, This spelling gives 26. Drop an Aleph to get 25} with The Wizard Amalantrah 729 Aleister Crowley, The Master Therion 666 Mary Desti, Soror Virakam Charles Stansfeld Jones, Frater Omnia in Unis, Unis in Omnia, Frater Arcteon, 777 Marie Lavroff, Soror Olun Ayin-Lamed-Vau-Nun 156 Elsa Lincke, Soror Barzedon 444 Eva Tanguay, Soror Darola Dalet-Aleph-Resh-Ayin-Lamed-Aleph 306 and Dorothy Troxel, Soror Wesrun Vau-Aleph-Samekh-Resh-Vau-Nun 333 {WEH Note: sic, Should either be 323 or it needs a Yod in it}, Vau-Aleph-Shin-Resh-Ayin-Nun 627 888 ************************************************************************* [Monday] January 14, 1918 [e.v.] 12.10 a.m. While with The Lady of Our Dreams I had a vision of Myself being a spreading candlestick with thirteen candles. Over each flame was the opening of a tube which could hold water as a fountain. These tubes met the flame in a throbbing vibration which became almost excruciating when suddenly the part of the candlestick above the stem or staff, broke off and became a crown. The crown floated in the air tilted at a slight angle and a circle which was a halo came down from heaven and dropped into the crown. In the center a wand came and then it all hovered above the candlestick with a veil round it. The veil in some ways appeared as rays of light. After I told this vision T[herion] talked a long while about the number 93; how adepts were tested when they brought messages; and how messages had been sent to him through the Scarlet Woman. I had another vision of myself being thirteen naked women lying in a row and all being caressed at one time. When I told this to T., in a somewhat indirect manner, he suggested that I see if I could get any messages through visions or otherwise. I began by asking for a vision containing a message. I first heard gurgling water and saw a dark farmhouse in among trees and green fields. The house and other things disappeared and a dark yoni appeared just where the house had stood. I then asked where will a message come from? Immediately soldiers with guns appeared lounging about the place and a king on a throne where the house had stood. I then asked again for a message and saw an egg in which were many many tiny convolutions of some flesh-like substance which would form something. The egg was placed in an oblong as in a picture. Around it were clouds, trees, mountains and water, called the `four elements'. A camel appeared in front of the whole picture. I next tried to find out who the king was. He looked more like Prof. Shotwell than any one else. That is, he was `simple, democratic' and very learned and fine. He was certainly not a king belonging to any kingdom limited by a country's borders, but was a king of men, or a king of the world. I asked his name and the word `Ham' appeared between the egg in the oblong and the soldiers around the king.<> The king went out to one side and a wizard linked his arm in the king's as they disappeared. The wizard looked at me significantly as they left. It was a sort of look as if one would almost wink. He was an old man, with gray beard, dressed in a long black gown. He was infinitely wise. They seemed to go to a cave in the base of a low mountain on the shore of a large body of water. A spring of sparkling cool water bubbled up through a barrel near the mouth of the cave. I went into the cave and saw them doing something mysterious with a revolver. The wizard had the revolver. What they were going to do was a joke of some kind, but the wizard looked grim about it. At T.'s suggestion I went up to them and said, ``I am Eve.'' This seemed to stop everything. They both disappeared with the cave. Very soon I saw the king sitting in a niche covered with a canopy, cut in the side of the mountain. In quite another place the wizard was sitting under a tree fanning himself. At T.'s suggestion I went up to him and asked him his name. I became very frightened and had the same sensation as when I spoke to him in the cave. It was a kind of shyness and awe. He only smiled at me and would not speak. It seemed that I did not know enough for him to speak with me. In order for him to say anything to me I should have to build a fire of sticks, which he showed me how to do. There was a baby in some way connected with the act of my building the fire which was like a ritual. Then a most beautiful lion was standing by the fire. The wizard was standing and still held one or two sticks in his hand. He smiled and said, ``Child.'' I then saw a most beautiful naked boy 5 or 6 years old dancing and playing in the woods in front of us. T. asked how he would look dressed and when I saw him in conventional clothes he looked very uncomfortable and repressed. He looked as if he should be dressed in skins such as tigers'. To one side near the place where I made the fire was a large turtle standing up as a penguin stands. The wizard was very happy and satisfied looking. He sat down and reached out his hand to me and had me sit down beside him. As we watched the boy he put his left arm around me tenderly and placed my head on the left side of his chest near the shoulder. He said, ``It's all in the egg.'' The End. [Sunday] January 20, 1918 [e.v.] 3.00 a.m. (W.T.L.O.O.D.) I asked the wizard for a message. A large red `A' appeared and an eagle came through it and flew away through the woods and over some meadows close to the ground. The eagle disappeared and a red Indian was running like the wind. (Very beautiful as a picture.) 4.00 p.m. T. and I entered the astral plane. I draped in a diaphanous virile yellow green, he in a brilliant red with gold braid. In one hand he had a sceptre and a ring on the other. We went through the ceiling and up about 900 feet in the air and looked up and saw an eye in the clouds. We went to the place of the eye and saw a platform-like building. There were many doors with signs of various sorts on them, such as the Swastika etc., etc. We went to a distant door at the end of the corridor on which there was no sign. A dwarf stood to the right and a girl to the left of the door. I asked the dwarf where the door led to. He did not answer but showed a column with a blazing top. I asked the woman and she said ``Heaven.'' Interpreted, it meant where we wanted to go. I opened the door easily and saw a corridor in darkness. We passed through and saw light outside at the end door. A sheep was just inside the door. (Also sheep down on the ground below.) We went outside and looked down a few hundred feet upon a beautiful pastoral scene and some villages. We dropped down to this scene. A beautiful lady came. She was blonde and dressed in creamy white. I asked her her name and she answered ``Eve.'' This seemed wrong for her to say. I asked her where we were to go to. She said ``France.'' I asked about the message and after some time she lay upon the ground with her head toward us and waved her hand, which looked like the fins of a fish, toward a village. We all went there. On the way a man who looked like a Greek philosopher walked a little behind us as if he were in a shadow. He had a staff and was in Greek costume. When we came to the village which was called Pantruel, we saw a church in front of which was a square in which there was a cone-shaped fountain. The fountain was made of metal and water spurting from each petal of the cone. Later the fountain showed that it was also flaming. The dwarf was now with us and we asked him who was the fountain keeper. The fountain opened and the king (of last week's vision) came out with some papers in his hand. One of the papers was a topographical map of South America. The others were legal papers, deeds, etc., etc. I asked about the message and he kept looking at the papers, and finally told us to go to the wizard. We went down by the stream and across it into the woods where the wizard and the child were. They both looked a little lonely. I asked his name and he told me Amalantrah. I asked who I was and he said ``Part of the Tao.'' I asked for the message and he put me off in all sorts of ways with small visions. Once he said, ``Go,'' which I took to mean to go to some place. Later he said ``Egypt.'' He did not seem very friendly toward me and seemed worried at times. I asked how to spell (Bafometh) <<[Baphomet]>> and a man like the Gods of the Mountains answered my questions about this. Finally I was told B-a-f-o-m-e-t-h. I begged for more information about the message but got none. Many questions were asked about the letters of the spelling as to whether they were Hebrew etc., etc. They were Hebrew. I then said Good Bye, noting the boy's beautiful dark eyes, and we went away by a little path to the pool of the spring. We bathed in this and then sank through the bottom and came out directly over Manhattan. We came back into our bodies. Much later I asked for the king's name and was told Eosophon. Later I was told that the boy was named Augustus Fioncharo. [Saturday] February 2, 1918 e.v. 2.30 a.m. W.E. I ask wizard if he has anything to say to us. He thunders ``NO''. Therion says that saying NO is saying something. All philosophies for aeons and aeons based on No. They are false. The most important of all scales is that with the index 6, his own number being 729. <> This is natural vanity. Let us however consider this scale. It consists of 0, 1, 64, 729, 4096, 15626, 46656. The wizard says these numbers of perfection are much use in the Qabalah of the angels and Therion need not bother himself much about them. [Friday] January 25, 1918 [e.v.] W.T..L.O.O.D. The wizard showed me a large green god with many arms, sitting in a doorway. Name on doorway in strange letters was `Gate of Abdullah'. I entered this doorway. Inside was an oasis; a well with many Arabs about. The name of the place was Oseika in Marrakesh. A tall Moor, Athanan, talked to me. He was showing (as were)<> they all ( . . . ). His favorite animal was one I could not name. It came out of some water where it had been drinking. Was grey zebra-like (Unicorn). Athanan said his name added to 74.<> Q: ``What is my true number?'' A: 103. <> Her magical name in his language was Ahita <<417. Olive. Noah's Ark.>>. <<103 plus 1. Tzaddi the link. 417 plus 1 = 418. The 1 is of course the phallus.>> He was not a living man, but represented a white man named Haman. <<107, angel ruling Leo>> He would carry on certain work. 666: ``How?'' A: A Moor's hand with a ring, many stones of different colors, arranged like flowers in the form of a cross of equal arms. (666) will prosper in work and be very happy. Q: ``How would this come about?'' A: Through a certain person. <<[P.S.]: O.I.V.V.I.O.>> A tall man|| with light moustache (European) on edge of picture had something to do with it. Q: ``When do we get definite action on the material plane?'' A: ``Before next solstice.'' Q: ``Does someone (666) have to take action or sit tight?'' A: ``Both.'' This certain one must use his brains to plan things. Q: ``Tell me if B.C. (Annie Besant) will live long in her present body?'' A: ``Yes.'' Q: ``Is a political campaign among existing occult societies with a view to unification under 666 a good plan?'' A: ``Yes.'' Q: ``Should T. approach X?'' (Bert Reece.) A: A white lotus appears. ``Yes.'' Q: ``Should T. approach another person?'' (Ada Levenson.) A: ``No.'' Q: ``Should he approach (Bjerregard)?'' A: ``Yes.'' Q: ``Is there anyone else to approach?'' A: Some woman. (Alma, mind thought.) She was stout, large breasts. 40; married, no children; dark chestnut hair; pretty skin; fairly good looking; possibly a singer or musician; smiling rich; moderately well-educated American: her name was Elsie Gray Parker.<> Wizard says Woodstock adds to 84. Q: ``How should T. act to find Elsie G[ray] P[arker] ?'' No answer. Wizard now looks like an enormous god, Sphinx head, stalwart, bearded-Assyrian god type. Abdometh is his god name.<> He is sceptered with a kind of battle axe and a knob-kerry in the other hand. He stood against a great dark mountain behind which the sun was rising. The light and effect was one of the most beautiful pictures I ever saw. Q: ``Where is Elsie G[ray] P[arker] ?'' A: ``In an hotel or private house on 5th Ave. or near.'' 666 knew some friend of hers. Q: ``Is she a friend of A[imee] G[ouraud] ?'' A: ``Yes.'' Q: ``When may T. expect fulfilment of Liber Legis Cap. III, verse 31?'' A: ``September.'' Q: ``What year?'' A: ``1918.'' This was doubtful. Q: ``What nationality is the man referred to in that verse?'' A: ``Austrian.'' Q: ``Where does he live now?'' A: ``By a well of concrete: trees around it. In U.S.A.'' (Nebraska?) Q: ``What business is he in?'' A: ``Man of leisure.'' [ Saturday] February 2, 1918 [e.v.] W.T.L.O.O.D. In the Earth. Woodland appears. Hills etc. A man called Alamacha. T. invokes Fire of Earth. At end of invocation I saw Japanese looking face which rapidly changed to a dog-like face. Next saw bamboos. Black men with large knives. Then a wild boar. Water in the distance. Place like India. [Sunday] February 3, [1918 e.v.] Next day continued. After a talk on the Qabalah it occurred to T. to ask for a Moslem word to match the 93 series. A star of six points comes from a cloud. The star is attached to a projection of clay thrust like a phallus from the cloud. The star disappears: a round green wheel takes its place. All disappears. Arcteon ( . . . ). Two very old women going to door of wizard's room. A council room where he gives things to the Aeons. Like messages or instructions, or words of wisdom. The word (Abrahadaba). Ram appears in the room; also a shadow of a fish and a peculiar colored fowl (chicken-like with the fore part taken away) which represents the sign of the Zodiac, Aries. Ram now stands on the cloud.<> A pair of open shears broken. A crowned Jesus looking up suffering.<> Wizard throws a vision of party of people. One transparent fat woman. Her body shows through her clothes. A butterfly with wings of pine cones in a bowl. The star reappears and becomes an eye. Then a cross on a key-ring. Then a key. Three Ethiopians in strong poses Malachas, Thelmachus, Argenon. Arcteon comes back.<> ``How many letters has Arcteon?'' A: Star reappears, gold on a winged base. Both of us were very cross and almost stopped in a quarrel. Q: ``How many letters has Arcteon?'' A: ``Seven.'' It turns out to add to 360. (A R K Teth I Ayin N = 360.) Q: ``Who is Arcteon?'' A: Alameda. (I did not know this word.) His function is to preach the law. Q: ``Is he a living man?'' Wizard laughs. Q: ``Is he born yet?'' A: (A lot of symbols appear.) ``No.'' T. asked if I could see him. A gorilla appears but is not he. There is a stable by which there is a chair for 360. 360 has a hoary black head, rather caveman like, unkempt. Jewish looking, but not a Jew. Not German. Wizard looks far away from me spiritually. On shelf (Pylon) where egg is a flaming lamp appears. Over the lamp is a peculiar light. In this light there is a peculiar large-headed, particularly large-eyed small bird. Also there is some strange kind of material like drapery in folds. It is somewhat like metal made into decorative objects like ornamented mirrors etc. etc. and finally like convolutions in the egg. I see the wizard walking through the desert on hot sands. He is not walking straight along. He is intense. Carrying on some work. I saw an oasis and the dog-like Japanese face, and the lower part of the stall in the stable. I ask the wizard if he had anything to say to us. He pays no attention to me and reaches the oasis. I leave him here. I see the king at the fountain at Pantruel. I ask his function. He does not answer because he is modest and simple. He is in ordinary clothes and has a red mark on right side under arm and along chest. I see the child and ask its name. He does not tell me. He turns into many children as I watch him. These children have a goat or a dog and play around. The old name of (Fionchella) does not fit child. He says ``Rex Pan.'' When I ask if he belongs to wizard or king. Pan has something to do with the name. I see the egg on the pylon. I ask who the egg belongs to. The wizard shows me a hen laying an egg and says ``Whose egg is this?'' I ask him what his opinion is of us. He respects T., but pays little attention to me. This part about little attention to me is false in me. I have to readjust myself back to a true attitude towards the wizard. He now shows me a mirror. I have on a travelling hat. T. in a robe in a hotel room. This means something about a home. We are to go to Egypt for the key. The key might be in center of egg when it is broken. It is a small golden key. Q: I ask the function of the Monkey Officer. A: ``To operate through the abstract law of Obsession.'' Q: I ask if I am in the series of 156. A: ``Yes.'' Q: ``My number?'' A: 3. Q: ``My name?'' A: None. Q: ``My number?'' A: 184. (We worked out number 184.) Q: ``Will the work of the 9th degree be better carried out by one than two?'' A: ``Two.'' Q: ``Is it better to work in a circle or vesica?'' A: ``Circle.'' Q: ``Have you any criticism of T.'s present method?'' A: ``More strength and punch needed.'' Q: ``Does T. fail more in solve or in coagula'' A: ``Coagula.'' Q: ``Can any improvements be suggested?'' A: ``Be more stern and comprehensive.'' Q: ``Is there any special dodge about the preparation of the tincture?'' A: ``Must be clear drop by drop.'' Q: ``Is talismanic theory approximately correct?'' A: ``Yes.'' Q: ``Is the general formula of `The Paris Working' an ideally good one?'' A: ``Yes, only not quite bold enough.'' Q: ``Is the use of Mantras or hymns very advantageous?'' A: ``Yes.'' Q: ``Is the method of drawing 10 from 400 by 80 a good one?''<<10 = seed, Yod. 400 = a sack, 80 = Pe, a mouth.>> A: ``Yes, except the length of the levers.'' Q: ``Does the eagle play an important part?'' A: ``Yes.'' Q: ``Has T. been making the substance of the talisman satisfactorily?'' A: ``It is too weak or too thin.'' Q: ``Should T. disclose the contents of the book AGAPE to the person in his Mind at present?'' A: ``Yes.'' I see vision of an elephant with howdah in which there is a man with black moustache black eyes, has mahout. It appears just back of the wizard who has for some time had three bodies around him. They stand so that one is to the right in front of him and the others to the left one in front of the other. Q: ``Is the trouble with the talisman one of technical skill or an original trouble?'' A: ``Original.'' Q: ``Can this be remedied?'' A: ``Use proper leaven of life: begin as an early child.'' I see a vision of a child in an old fashioned crib being rocked. Q: ``Is T.'s theory of Levanah based on certain alchemical considerations approximately correct?'' A: ``Yes.'' February 9-11, 1918 [e.v.] 5.20 p.m. [Monday, February] 11. W.T.L.O.O.D. I see all the usual ones at the wizard's woodland place. They all look sad or at least very quiet and concerned. I go up to the wizard and ask if he has anything to say. He sits down on some steps and motions me to sit at his feet. He spreads out his hands, palms downwards, and begins. ``Once upon a time there was a man and a girl.'' I recognize the story as about me, and instantly stop the picture, for I do not want personal things here. The ego must be crushed. (The truth is that I have been very unsettled and unhappy about T.'s way of interfering with me in my manners toward him. I have been trying to settle on the best plan to get along and have reached the place where I am trying to forget it all -- in other words suppress what I really feel is right.) I turn and tell the part of the story to T. about my ego appearing and he insists that I must suppress ego. Later, as we talk along, T. attacks me again for having caressed him in the night. I had done this in order to forget the differences of points of view that we seemed to have. His remarks here take my breath away for he seemed to be so far from understanding the whole underlying truth. I go back to the wizard saying to T. that I shall ask the wizard what to do. When I see the wizard he is convulsed with laughter, and says to me: ``You have burned your fingers again; you must let T. alone. The only way out for you is not to care.'' I see a distinct flash of dazzling light which shows me that this is the only way out. (I tell T. that it is alright that the wizard tells me that I must forget it all.) I go back to the wizard and he shows me a beautiful dog's head in relief against a snow peak on the mountain. Then a walrus lying on the ice. Now a beautiful Esquimaux with an ice-axe, and sled getting food. All of this is a sort of warning to me, or a continuation of what the wizard was telling me was the way out for me. The dog's head means dog-like fidelity (undesirable), self-abnegation; the walrus, stupid fat housewifely virtues; and the Esquimaux, food providing. T. asks: ``W.Y.B.A.U.T.M.?'' (Will Yorick be any use to me?) A: ``T.T.T.'' (In Greek Qabalah) -- ``Yes.'' I see an inverted G, perhaps Teth. T: ``What use?'' A: The wizard has a boy in his arms and turns him so that I see his back. He is a farmer boy. There is a baby in the wizard's arms whom the w[izard] `teaches to spread the law'. T: ``S.I.G.M.W.F.?'' (Shall I get my work filmed?) A: I see a hole in the subway: a trap door, white fur animals like balls are moving about rapidly. (This means the struggle to break away the interferences.) ``Yes, that is the way.'' T: ``H.S.W.C.T.F.S.?'' (How soon will come the first success?) A: ``When the snow melts.'' T: ``Physically?'' A: ``Yes (doubtful): I mean spring.'' T: ``Any special message today?'' A: ``Keep to the task. The fight will be severe: E[ve] will pay a high price. 7.10 p.m. T: ``In what house of heaven should I work most to secure publication of Equinox III?'' A: ``Fifth.'' T: ``In what sign of the zodiac?'' A: ``Ram.'' T: ``With what planet?'' A: ``Jupiter.'' T: ``I.W.C.S.i.B.F.T.E.O.S.A.XV?'' (In what country shall I be for the Equinox of Spring An XV?) A: I see the path up the mountain with goat<> then the ram. There is a hole in the side of the mountain. (Pyramid and entrance.) ``It is desirable'' (i.e. the country T. wishes to visit). I see a spur like a cock's (D<>). Also a tiny wheel with 10 or 12 spokes. Really 12, and this picture (Crock of Osiris) (Eye of Horus) (N. the Whip-scourge of Osiris). ``Yes.'' Now I see the N in a whip and a section of a boiled egg. I ask the number of the answer this. A: ``179.'' (Ligatio.) ``57?'' (Rim; consuming; wealth, an age, time; terrible; we; breaking down, destruction; built; fishes; altar; making secret.) T: To what country do these numbers refer and why?'' A: ``Egypt.'' I see a trap with a little animal like a weasel coming out; behind this a prison door. Answer to ``Why?'' is ``Scented wind.'' (This is possibly 256 = 179 + 77.) The 57 melts and reforms itself into 77 which is the right number. There is a bushel of corn poured out which proves this. (256 = eighth power of 2 = 2 + ? The house of God. <><<77 is OZ a goad. 102 is Tzaddi-Beth-Yod a wild goat.>>) T: ``D.D.T.P.A.G.P.I.T.W.I.T.N.F.?'' (Does Dorothy Troxel play any great part in the work in the near future?) A: The wizard raises his left hand and bright rays of light shoot like a curve over his head from the fingers. A bird and the rising sun I see in the desert (it is the same funny bird that I often see). ``Yes.'' T: ``What part?'' A: ``I see the wizard touch his left shoulder. There is here a peculiar box-shaped machine with 4 striated legs. It suggests Teth. Some Arabs carry out a litter on their shoulders. ``The best part, the blessed part.'' T: ``H.F.B.A.P.I.T.W.?'' (Has Faith Baldwin any part in the work?) A: I see icicles and a jolly face in a winter's cap. ``No.'' T: ``W.M.L.B.O.[A.]U.?'' (Will (Miss)<<( [Mrs] )>> L. be of any use?) A: I see a moon, a full moon and an obelisk. ``Yes.'' T: ``S.I.A.H.A.I.S.W.?'' (Shall I ask her and if so what?) A: ``Yes.'' I see a latticed enclosure -- a tiny table for two as in some famous hotel, large diamond fastened to a metal animal like a monkey. The diamond is fastened to its tail. This monkey is in the wizard's hand. There is a long staff with a top shaped like some kind of shell, in the air. Also a mountain with a very sharp peak. A pretty blond woman in a beautiful blouse comes in to eat at the table. I can see her as a bride of some future date. I think of J.F. -- ``The number is divisible by 7.'' T: ``What number?'' A: ``63.'' (Abaddon -- Hell of dregs.) ``The way is long: the road difficult.'' T: ``W.R.H.?'' (Will Ricker help?) A: I see beautiful coleus leaves fluttering, making a figure like an inverted `F' modified. 6 (The sigil of Taphtartharath!!!) I see a robin's egg in a nest or hole in the ground. ``No.'' [Wednesday] February 12, 1918 [e.v.] With Mrs Elsa Linke. After dinner. I see the wizard standing up. The egg is there; the child is sitting under a tree with the roots showing where the rain has washed the dirt away. The lion, the turtle and the mountain path are all there. Also the remains of the charred fire sticks where I built the first fire with the wizard. I greet the wizard. Salam Aleikum. He lifts his left hand and drops pearls or jewels from his fingers. He says ``Amaranthus.'' Q: ``What is the connection with Amaranthus?'' A: I see a ship going South, loaded with Oriental things -- teak wood . . . I see a gold-fish washed upon the shore of the sea. Amaranthus seems to mean something holy -- Holy Light. I see something about a lotus. Q: ``Is T. going to do any great work at the altar we are going to set up in Egypt whence we are going to find that egg?'' A: The wizard's function with me is to get the truth. He knows the truth for me and is a guide to me. He expects me to go to Egypt to get the egg. He expects T. to go. T.'s work is some great work. Q: ``What is the magical name of Mrs L?'' A: ``(Barzedon).'' (Seven, secret, put away, hiding place, shining light, for rising sun. T[herion].) I see a great white cloud upon which there is a glow which turns into a ram's head. There is a frog on the ground. The w[izard] says, ``From the toad much is to be learned.'' The toad is the symbol for Barzedon. Q: ``When Barzedon is in danger is she to visualise the toad?'' A: ``No. It is a more general symbol.'' Q: ``Is it expedient to start to find the egg and when should we start?'' A: The egg is a work which must be done -- the great work. By doing the work we get to the key. Q: ``Is it the same vision as in the Virakam vision?'' A: ``The work must go on and there must be an altar, created in Egypt -- starting in Egypt.'' I see the Arab, the one that was at the well some time ago. He will be at one of the corners of the altar. The king is there. Q: ``Who is the king?'' A: I see O.I.V.V.I.O. T. is the High Priest. Q: ``Who is the High Priestess?'' A: I see a tall rather beautiful woman, i.e. her face had a beautiful expression. She has dark hair.<<[P.S.]: Might well be 31-666-31.>> T. knows his work, his special work and this is only the means of doing it, like speaking of the cosmos, but the egg is the special work. Q: ``What special work has Barzedon to do?'' A: I see the toad again. Her work is something like a mother's; shielding. There is always a golden light, giving a glow. Q: ``W.B.T.S.I.T.W.?'' (Will Barzedon then sit in the West?) (This means will she stay in U.S.?) A: I see growing grain and a fox among it. There are baskets of corn, an eagle, and an egg on the ground near the corn. The eagle watches the egg. Q: ``Who is the eagle?'' A: I see the path and something forming out of indefinite material like in the egg of the first vision. The eagle is in the sky on the other side of the w. I see the crock again. 21. Q: ``When are we to go to Egypt?'' A: I see two queer animals -- rats as big as horses drawing a chariot at a great pace. I see T. standing surrounded by four knights who are pressed close to his body. There is a wonderful expression on T.'s face. An expression of consecration to some great work. Q: ``W.J.T.O.B.T.R.T.T.S.[T.]J.?'' (Would June 21 be the right time to start the journey?) A: I see a horse's head. The w. holds out his hand forming a rabbit's head. There is an object in the w.'s -- 4 shells forming a square cross -- Something like scallop shells. Q: ``Would the w. be pleased to take B[arzedon] on the astral plane now?'' A: ``Yes.'' [Saturday] February 16, 1918 [e.v.] 10 p.m. W.T.L.O.O.D. Operation of IXdegree to improve communications with Amalantrah -- Blessed be he. 1.30 [a.m.] After some talk, Qabalah, etc., I state my general position. Ahita having some doubts as to her communications. Amalantrah says we must have faith -- in common -- especially Ahita, or her messages will be blurred. Q: ``Did we act rightly in the matter of Barzedon?'' A: ``Very unwisely.'' Q: ``How?'' A: ``Crude.'' Q: ``What course shall we now follow in the matter?'' A: ``Do not have any visions with her. Be definite and frank. Do not be in haste.'' Q: ``What does he think of the letter I wrote to Dorothy Troxel?'' A: ``Very good.'' Q: ``Why am I reluctant about Bert Reece and the search for E[lsie] G[ray] P[arker] ? Am I very wrong in not pushing this?'' A: I see a purple bier with silver casket on it, 4 steps into a large hall. This is connected with E.G.P. The bier is oval -- filligree -- and very long. There is also a tree covered with ice. There is a filligree bird's nest with wings -- a poor boy on a stairway running away. He has a pale white head -- nondescript. There is a dead bay horse. A low ceilinged room in vista and a table set with food over which there is a Japanese umbrella. A beautiful woman is eating at the table. A[malantrah] says that T. will meet E.G.P. unawares. He need not seek her. Q: ``Is her name E.G.P.?'' A: ``No.'' Q: ``Is there something definite to be said to us tonight?'' A: ``How to live. Fear God, and gather the straws as a bird builds a nest.'' Q: ``Do you approve of the letter to S.A. today?'' A: There is a bright light in A.'s face as he looks up. (Repeated several times.) ``Yes.'' Q: ``Does A. know about Dee and Kelly Working?'' A: ``Something vague about `Work on or with James or Sir James'. There is a passing vision here of a large railway terminus of some large railway system. Sunday [February 17, 1918 e.v.] 11.00 [a.m.] Note. Ahitha means a natural form of Achitha -- old spelling of Chiva which in full is 666. 8 p.m. I am asking A[malantrah] questions all relating to my part in the work. Q: ``Have I faith or understanding enough to work?'' A: ``It is sufficient that you be true drop by drop.'' Here I see a large temple in which the great work is being carried on. I am humbly kneeling and a few pearls are dropping drop by drop through my fingers. I stop and carefully think over this question and answer and analyse them. Q: ``Should I renounce my professional work to serve the cause?'' A: ``No, your true help and service depends upon the true you that you give.'' Q: ``Will I be of great assistance to T. in his work in Egypt?'' A: I see the temple full of many boxes as in a factory -- there is an apparent confusion. Some of the boxes could be set aside and lost; some could be sent to the wrong place; and some could be sent out and reach the right destination. ``Yes, in so far as T. uses only gold.'' (This means to me that T. must take only the best of me and not confuse the dross with the gold.) Q: ``Are my feelings about my responsibility in going the right ones?'' A: ``Yes, and forever.'' I see a ram with beautiful circles around his head. [Sunday] February 24, 1918 [e.v.] W.T.L.O.O.D. As I approach the wizard he beckons me to go up the mountain path with him. I stay at the woodland place to ask him questions. After I ask the first question, he again points to the path. I now see Barzedon with a parcel in her lap. The parcel is something like an object in wooden splints wrapped in paper. There are the pink and plump feet of a baby sticking out. The baby is alive: its name is (Eperqv) <> In some way a clerk in a store is connected with this. On his left there is a ledger on which is written ``Good.'' T: ``Who is the mother of this child?'' A: I see a horn of plenty (Demeter) -- the wheels of an aeroplane -- The w[izard] says ``Much.'' T: ``Who is the father?'' A: I see a skeleton of a buggy. ``Bay -- Bane -- Bale.'' These all seem to mean some word, probably beginning with `b'. Bale seems to suggest bales of hay. I also see a daisy and then a stream. (Daisy = Sol, obviously.) T: ``What is the number for the Mother?'' A: ``63 or 639.'' (Briah. Tree of knowledge.) T: ``What is the number for the father?'' A: ``483 or 487.'' (483 is bearer of iniquity. 3 x 161 the exempted man.) T: ``What is the number for (Eperov)?'' A: ``437.'' (Balm; balsam tree. 19 x 23.) T: ``Is the baby a girl or a boy?'' A: I see a young man's head with very dark hair. All of these above questions about the numbers and whether (E.) is a girl or a boy were asked without the words being said. That is, the answer was asked to the question that was in T.'s mind. Q: ``Give me the true magical name of D.T.?'' (Dorothy Troxel.) A: ``Wesrun.'' This is a Druid word? The letters can be used as Hebrew. (627 = 209 x 3: 33 x 19.) (Good.) Q: ``What is her number?'' A: ``817.'' (19 x 43 = Hazel.) Q: ``Is this the person in T.'s vision in N[ew] H[ampshire] ?'' A: ``Yes.'' (She was a `hazel' girl. T[herion].) Now I am wandering up the mountain path with the w. We are a little way up. He looks like an Arab, has on a white turban. I have on a brown cotton crepe dress. He is stopped and is standing in the main path while I am to one side on the beginning of a large level place on the mountain side. Some distance away and further out on the level space is a dark haired young man. Both the young man's head and my back are turned this way. The w. is almost facing this way. I see a confused sculptural group or figure on top of which there is a brilliant red four petalled flower. The ends of the petals droop down which gives it a cross-like appearance. The w. looks at me with a kind of admiration and sympathy or friendliness. An animal like a fox (really a chamois, I believe) comes from around the mountain towards me. There is a small snake at my feet. Now the place where I am standing is isolated with 20 -- 25 feet between us and the rest of the mountain. A sort of crevice is all around me. I ask the w. what it means and see ripe corn. Now I see myself with green corn in my lap preparing it for cooking. This means that I am at Nepta. A. admired me because I was climbing up seeking truth. This stopping on the way is a sort of being side tracked in what Nepta would be. That is I would stop and bask in the sunlight of sensual pleasures or emotional enjoyment of such a life. (I do not like this thought. It makes me think of what it would mean in sacrificing real work.) As I keep looking at myself on this isolated spot, I am sometimes all alone as at first, and then there are many people and many confused things all around me. A. explains that my going to E[gypt] in face of objections and obstacles is represented by my being alone. It is then that he admires me. The confused mass of things and the people around me are the remnants of illusions etc., etc., I have not yet broken clear of. I ask A. if he has a message for T. We come down from the mountain to the woods. I see a fruit packing house, a bin for tomatoes, some straw in the bin and an egg in the straw. ``T. must work for the egg.'' T: ``Are there any definite orders for the week?'' A: I see T. in his office, also with a flower in his coat. He is rather happy. He is at his desk. There are many letters. One to D[orothy] T[roxel]. I also see 2 books which were mailed. [9.30 p.m.] T. asks A. to spell Therion which he does. {P.S.: A letter was received from Palak, in Paterson, about the number of Therion adding to 666. BETH NAHRIN (Mesopotamia) 2-24-'18 Nahon Elias Palak Editor and Publisher 210 Getty Avenue Paterson, New Jersey George Sylvester Viereck Esq. Editor The International 1123 Broadway New York City My dear Viereck! I miss your plays in the Magazine: I mean those written by yourself, and yet no other publication furnishes anything half as good to feed my soul with -- and I am not capricious a bit -- or an idiot either -- as there will be many others who will agree with me along these points as true: (1) That The Philistine, The Fra and The Phoenix were the only magazines that furnished food for brain until recently when can be found in The International hardly better stuff than the Pearson's does except Frank Harris' own stuff. Please inform your readers that I Shmuel bar Aiwaz bie Yackou de Shirabad, have counted the number of a man Tau= 400 = Resh = 300 = Yod = 10 = Vau = 6 = Nin = 50. Read from right to left. 666} T: ``Does Egypt mean the (geographical country or the mystic expression?)'' (Asked without words.) A: Utter darkness appears. A man with a beast's head, something like a dog with a bird's beak for a nose. It is a hawk's head. I see a snake or scorpion. A nebula. Now there are many tiny chains at the feet of 729, coming from this nebula. Now an open door in a hut. A white cloth hangs on it. By this a tall palm, but its top is like a fir tree. A slender animal, somewhat like a calf is near A. In the air A. holds a small doll rather Japanese in appearance. This suggests Rodin's `Hand of God'. The doll has a cap on as if ready to go out. I see the egg and the eagle. The back of A.'s chair is shaped as a triangle, rather queer; almost as if the triangle were a solid. T. is very enraged and expresses his anger which completely destroys all communications. Later we try to ask more questions but it all seems to be of no use. [Sunday] March 3, 1918 [e.v.] 1.15 p.m. Getting ready for work. W.O.L.O.D. 2.05 729 is very majestic. T: ``Is there any news for us?'' A: He is pleased with us. His face has a very richly gratified expression as if things were going better all the time. T: ``Is our operation going well?'' A: A dark light appears on the head of a pole: it might be a headlight of an engine. ``Yes, in a measure.'' ``Your attitude is not quite right; in the will it is right, but you are formulating it badly.'' There is a single eye with a dark light in it looking towards me. T: ``Will the operation succeed?'' A: 729 shakes his head. ``That depends.'' T: ``On what?'' A: There is a Chinese with his feet crossed, standing. He is in a yellow robe and has large ears. He is of gold. (He might be a source of gold? No, he will not.) There is a tall man of the caricature type of (Y.S.)<<(U.S.)>> standing by the place where I built the first fire. He has no face at all, but has dark straight hair. His hands are held out so that his fingers droop like claws. Very fierce.<> A white goose goes by the turtle. Here we take up the question of the position of all the people and objects at the woodland place of 729. From now on we will call it a Temple. T: ``What is your letter?'' A: ``Samekh.'' (Maybe Shin.) T: ``Why is there no officer to face the turtle?'' A: ``The eagle is in that place but is in the air.'' T: ``What does the turtle represent?'' A: ``Prometheus. (!!!!) I see a fire and a building coming out of it.'' T: ``What does the eagle represent?'' A: The eagle is now choking a snake. It represent's Eve's function. (The turtle is male and the eagle female canals of force.) The child and the lion also balance (the two forms of Horus). T: ``Is there an officer in the cave?'' A: ``Yes, a spider or a snake. Yes, a dragon.'' T: ``What does the Temple represent?'' A: Life -- Egypt work. Peter Pan, i.e. eternal youth. 729 Blood Sanguine.<> T: ``What Roman God?'' A: Thor.<> ( . . . ) [Saturday] March 9, 1918 [e.v.] W[ith] Anh[alonium] L[ewinii]. 9.50 Began with Anh[alonium] L[ewinii] (complete failure). 10.40 Climax of operation for Belial. I see 729 with a large mushroom held on his shoulder as if it were an umbrella. He said we should work for success in making money. Now there is the head of a little bird and a rabbit. There is a large clump of palmettoes with ripe fruit; a railroad trestle across a stream and a mad dog drinking in the stream. There are tadpoles in the stream. Along the roadside there are many tiny frogs and some being run over by a wagon wheel. No 827.<> T: ``Don't know it, try again.'' A: 73. I suggest Belial as Demon of Hod, ( . . . ) commence) and he agrees; so we begot him. There is a covered wagon suggesting a turkey. Two bars are crossed upright. Someone is sending a bar about 4 by 1 1/2 feet from above. This keeps me from seeing Belial. Fire is issuing from under the bar suggesting the form of a brush.<> 1. Success in making money. 2. 73. Belial = (Day-Demon)<<( [Night-Demon] )>> of 2nd decan Aquarius The lord of earned success ( . . . ) and is of Mercury in Aquarius, which is making money, not merely receiving it. He is also Demon King of Hod. 3. Aquarius is on the Nadir at this ( . . . ) or nearby. (N.B. put up figure.) Note too: Anh. Lew. is a mercurial drug. [Sunday March 10, 1918 e.v.] 12.20 [a.m.] (Achitha) has been rolling about in agony. The God Mercury being too pure for her corrupt mind and body. 4.30 a.m. Awoke feeling fairly well. To sleep about 5.15. 9.00 a.m. Awoke refreshed and normal. Note on Belial. His colleague by day in 2nd decan Aquarius is Asmodee. We must beget him. He has 3 heads, bull, man, ram, snake's tail, goose's feet, rides with lance and banner on a dragon. Any desired Tarot Card can be invoked in this IX Degree way by begetting its hierarchy, and giving them our own bodies to manifest through, by (feeding) <<(feeling)>> the Eucharist. So then we turn our own selves into talismans of Earned Success or the like. Names of Goetia Demons can be used. 2.35 p.m. Q: Why doesn't 31 suit Achitha? A: I see a placenta. 84. There is a pygmy with a wand in his hand. He runs round the hillside. He suggests to me the story of Snow White. There is a field of daisies. There is the head of a duck with a large beak. This means that I took too much. Q: ``Is this all rational?'' A: ``Yes.'' 729 says that I must take H[ashis]H drop by drop this p.m. Q: ``Which this p.m., HH or 31?'' A: I see negroes trampling HH. Q: ``What duty to-day?'' A: I see a luminous white cloth wrinkled together. Under it there is a cup. There is blood or wine in the cup, around it is a wreath of pearls. There is a tiny lion on top of the liquid, also a turtle, which is very cunning. Now there is a balance. (734 combines all this.) ( = to bring forth.) Q: T.b.f.w.? (To bring forth what?) A: I see a raft or catamaran; a tiger skin is on the raft; there is a native on this. And somewhere near there are two grey rats and a pig's head. (81 combines this.) Q: ``Does this mean solve question of T.'s `Guides'? '' A: Yes and something more. 3.50 Oper[ation] to know the powers of the Yoni. LXIV p[er] v[as] n[efandum]. Exceedingly spontaneous and majestic. Elixir a.1. 81 = 9 to the second. Luna in Briah. ALHIM are the gods before the breath. H came to them, and made them creative. 81 can never be used for creative work but it is ideal for manipulations on one plane. Force cannot escape on to higher or lower. It's like shifting chessmen. 6 p.m. I see 729 in a chair. He is a miniature pygmy. Everything is in perfect order at the Temple with billions of twinkles in form of golden and varicolored and particularly green leaves. O so beautiful! Because of this vision of the twinkling leaves back of the Temple it is proved that the Temple is correct. 6.25 T. saw most wonderful architectural visions. One building after another. Very good colors too. Mostly sublimation of memories. In fact he found none that could not be replaced. [Thursday] March 14, 1918 [e.v.] 9.30 p.m. Operation for Asmodee. 9.40 Temple all right, but 729 is solemn and stern. Looks toward fire -- ashes. Goat on mountain. Things cold and silent, going not very well. Economics bad. Alzedarah tree by 729's chair and crocodile crawling up it. T.'s going to California (? Achitha's mind). 729 looks very ill. Pipe of peace -- near bowl is a lot of dark brown globules -- suggests a snake. Field with tiny trees at 729's feet. ``Work.'' Cocked hat. Widow in Church. Dove on sill. Crab. Sheep to be slaughtered. Tall official man with letter or paper -- Englishman. Old man in restuarant -- varied expressions on it. T: ``s.e.d.r.y.o.9.d.s.k.?'' (Is Marie friend or enemy to 729 and his work?) A: Pan's reed. 34. (Jupiter; ransom, avenge, pollute; reveal; angel of 7 Cups.) [Saturday] March 16, [1918 e.v.] 9 p.m. A light meal. 9.20 p.m. 729 careworn. Jesters are around him in air. There is a new turtle crawling around. Cornfield (as in the other vision) with rattlesnake. Fox in corn. T: ``M., B. or A.?'' (Mescal, Bhang or Aethyr?) A: B.! (He roars with laughter.) M. is right answer. In his hand a scarab of wood chained. T: ``What work should we do this week end?'' A: 391. (i.e. an operation of Kether.) Note: Nun, Aleph, Resh, Ayin, Aleph = 25 [sic] q.v. ( . . . ) = Nuit plus Sol. AUMN Amen. OMN-E = PAN. [Sunday] March 17, 1918 [e.v.] In Temple Marie [Lavroff]. 383 To make covenants about Prince of Wands. 87: (Determined.) 18 Tarot Card. Obj[ect] = Luna. (87 seems very lunar no.) 17: To build or construct Temple of Nuit. (High Priestess of Temple of Nuit.) T: ``What number confirms idea of building Temple of Nuit?'' A: ``10 Pantacles.'' ( = wealth -- Mercury in Virgo.) T: ``Pure number in Qabalah for same?'' A: 187. (Magic writings of swastika.) Thelema Divine about omen for whole Maine incident. `Liber XXVII'. A nun appears. (No 17. The sensualists.) This is a promise. Liber CCXX. Cap. 2 verse 63 ``Thou art exhaust'' etc. ( . . . ) = Inspiration through smiling. 117 = Fog, darkness; guide, duke. 9 x 13. Whole = sex, foundation, support of temple.<> ( . . . possibly a page missing) ---------- 8:40 Arcteon {C. Stansfeld Jones} begins aethyr experiment. 9:08 Arcteon says clock starts to go much quicker. 9:18 Speeding up of time sense. 9:22 Owing to the quickening of time, slight pain holding ether in lungs, is relieved because . . . of quickening of time sense. 9:30 Did get past anaesthetic stage because he found that what we said about putting cork in bottle was True. When you first smell it, you think it's too pungent, later (a moral lesson). 9:33 ( . . . ) Arcteon has heard T. snore since he took E[ther] last week end. You have to stand the full strength of a thing before you enjoy it. 9:37 Now at the stage where he can understand what Achitha meant about being afraid of it. The barrier put there by Ego -- not particularly anxious to have it broken down. The passing from consciousness back to normal again must be a perfectly definite plane to most people. 9:45 Inherent fear found by Arcteon of shutting mouth of bottle even after found Truth that you could take as much as you wanted. The danger of drug taking arrives at point where you do not know whether drug is friend of enemy. 9:50 Have come to point where I open my eyes in order to see whether I am conscious or not. Sight is required to know whether one is conscious. 9:54 When you are once used to E[ther] you can drink it. It is hard to destroy consciousness itself. It is hard to become unconscious. 9:55 Getting easy on higher planes of ( . . . ) The real stage when T. reminded me to bring something out. (?) Surprising. 10:03 ``If you hadn't been at 93, I wouldn't have said anything.'' 10:30 Reached stage where you can breathe ether through nose and mouth. Fear of death simply fear of loss of consciousness. Cowardly to speak so much of fear. Stage of having killed subconsciousness. 10:31 Death superfluous. Now understands why Achitha laughed when taking too much. Also understands how absurd it is to say this. Important note. Change of consciousness = change of rapidity of vibration. Understand true point between sub-consciousness and unconsciousness. 10:55 Reached stage when he is going to hang onto bottle as long as possible. 11:03 Repetition of putting cork on a higher plane. Understands why drug taken. Laughs when others laugh. 10:10 Consciousness as breath. ------------ [Saturday] March 23, 1918 [e.v.] 11.20 p.m. T.'s pride rebuked. Alta tiera means Old Female Wild Beast. 11.40 729 looks majestic, his beard longer and whiter: very sad but stronger. He's older. Temple as last Sunday. Olun <> has bird as before: her temple of Nuith is in the distance. Something queer -- pig on ground moving about. T: Give symbols for last week's work. Was it good? 729: ``Yes.'' VI in Taro. (He's not smiling.) With the Tao. (VI interpreted as in [Liber] 418.) T: What will be the effect of this Work on (1) Therion, (2) Achitha<>, (3) Olun<>? A: 64. ( = 8squared Mercury.) 81. ( = 9squared Luna) 36. ( = 6squared Sol.) (Sol, Luna, Mercury. B.G.R. = 205. (G.B.L.) Gabriel.) T: Give Tarot card for O[lun]'s future life. A: VI. (The Emperor. Aries.) T: Advise present action with regard to Therion. A: 684. ( = 18 = Pisces.) (She's in doubt.) 583. ( = 16 = Mars.) (activity.) 673. ( = 16 = Mars.) (activity.) A: ( Pisces, Mars, Mars = 180 = a spring; front part. Moral: she should advance.) A: 7 of Swords. (Unstable effort. Quite right: her present action.) T: Her future action, then? A: 3 Wands. ( = Established strength. Sol in Aries.) T: How will this become possible? A: To slay or kill. (A[chitha] gets these words without connection.) 865. ( = 19 = Sol.) Spanish moss hanging from trees: humming-birds' nests in moss. A hawk. Snake in tree. Child building play- house in tree -- it's an oak. He has short stick. Tall pine with cones near. A farm plot around this. Moss burns up. Nests ditto and fall to the ground. Snake leaves tree. Hawk looks on. Child sees snake but plays with it happily. Oak only slightly burnt. Pine struck by lightning. T: Give me a number to express all this. A: 43. (Great; rejoice; make faint, Challah; hazel, almond.) T: What is next week's work? A: 765. ( = 18 = Pisces. (XV). 9 of Cups. Material Happiness. Jupiter in Pisces.) T: Message? A: Write. T: What? A: Something to do with Levi. T: Show symbol to guide Ahitha in her trouble. A: Symbol of Venus. T: Confirm this. A: Angula polyporus -- white, undeveloped and gelatinous -- it soon bursts and deflouresces into a Winged Beetle. T: Confirm by number. A: 173. (Lighten mine eyes; 3rd decan Aquarius & 7 Swords = unstable effort.) T: Tarot card for same? A: 8 of Cups. ( = abandoned success.) T: How will my affairs go? A: An ear of corn. T: Number to confirm? A: XVII. ( = The Star.) T: Pure number? A: 761. ( = XIV = Temperance.) (Don't understand.) 79. (Boaz and Jachin etc.) T: Will O.I.V.V.I.O. be able to join me soon? A: No. <> [Tuesday] March 26, [1918 e.v.] 5.15 p.m. Soror Bazedon goes to see the Wizard invoking him by the name of Amalantrah. Sees person ``as good as 729'' in desert. T: His name? A: Amalaftan. T: He says? A: Jargon. He'll take B[azedon] to 729. Oasis -- palms -- camel -- Arabs -- tent. Inside a reclining figure. He's 729. T: What about vision last night? A: Correct save in one point. T: What is coming as to 420? (Ahitha.) A: That must be worked out. Depends on T. T: What line should I take? A: The principal one. T: Give me a number to express that line. A: 527. (q.v.) Why haven't you paid more attention to it? All's in good order. T. has been slack. T: Will 156 reappear? A: I don't think so: must come by itself if it does. T: Any message for this moment? A: Go and see PROCANTUS. T: Explain that. A: Go and hear why he has not given you the right of way, he should not adorn himself with what does not belong to him for he is only a milestone on the way: he will not in any way secure the (plot).<<(plough)>> T: Give message as picture or figure. A: '88612476. T: No. A: 7. Arena with winged lions. T: News of the person whom I shall call N. At this point T. concentrated, but not strongly enough, on Wesrun.<> A: Vancouver. T. had been thinking of Arcteon as he asked the question. He then concentrated properly on Wesrun. Travelling in light blue dress -- rejoicing over some accomplished work. Going to be a great person whom the Gods have favored. 729 always close to 666 and interested. [Saturday] March 30, [1918 e.v.] 8.20 p.m. The striking feature this evening is the way in which the Wizard's left hand is held out. T: Present to him Nemo, a Master of the Temple. ( = O.I.V.V.I.O.) How is the Temple, is it in good shape? A: I see a Quaker woman. Wizard seems in a funny mood. T: What is Therion's name in this work? A: Therion. T: What is O.I.V.V.I.O.'s name? A: Abdullah. (173. See 48, 49 or 78, 79.) Therion is ABGARB. (= 209 = (Abrha)<<( [Abrah] )>> or OD.) T: Should 666 try E.O.? (Ethyl Oxide.) A: A bird let loose to fly Westward. T: Give a number. A: 249 or 149. T: Ask for Tarot Trump. A: XVI. T: Ask for a card. A: 8 of Pantacles. A skull was then shown and T. asked if this meant Yes or No. A: No. T: What about Abdullah, is the Wizard glad at his arrival? A: Owl then shewn to the seeress. T: On what Path should we walk? A: A.I.N.. (This is the Hebrew word for ``Nothing'' meaning that no work should be done that night.) Wesrun is a fool. T: Shall we hear from her soon? A: There is a bell ringing. T: And why has she not written? A: A big gun being fired. Ayin. T: Will she write soon? A: M Ayin Ch (Yes.) T: Will Mercurius write soon? A: N.M.Ch. (Very favourable letter.) Therion also obtained a vision at this time. Rainbow effect. Dragon turned to Rainbow as Glory about Soror Achitha. Sunday March 31, [1918 e.v.] 4.50 p.m. Invocation of Bornless One by Therion. T: Explain the spelling of the Word of the Equinox<>, how many letters has it? Seven or nine? A: A.R.Ch.A.M.R.Ayin. T: Is this a single word or should it be divided? A: Single word. T: How is it to be interpreted? A: Flowing Water. T: Of what character? A: Clear Crystal Water. T: What are we to understand by it? A: Universal solvent. T: On what Path does it flow? A: Kaph and Mem. (520 the numeration of the word = Tears.) T: What work shall we undertake tonight? A: Qabalah. T: With what object? A: Inkwell with two pens stuck in it. 101. T: Does he mean to e.r.i.o.T.? (establish relations in our Trigrammaton?) A: Yes. T: What should be done? A: No answer. T: On what Path should this be done? A: Goas. (134 = 67 = 2. Binah P. of Gimel in Chokmah.) T: Should this work be undertaken with that object only, or with further objects? A: Further objects. T: What further object? A: B Ayin N S Q (282 = Aralim = Spirit of Lives which would mean to create and give birth to a current of force to operate on the material plane.) T: What kind of Current? A: B Ayin L M Sh (442 = The ends of the earth = extent of the current.) T: This means what? A: Q R L. (330.) T: Does this mean take Oath for extension of Law and perform Masses for this purpose? A: Yes. T: Any other instructions or messages? A: Qoph. T: What means this? No direct answer but letter `M'. T: Does he want us to perform Op[eratio]n without further talk? A: Not necessarily. T: What are the general prospects for next week? A: Struggles. Picture of stakes in the ground and someone stumbling over them. T: What is the name of O.I.V.V.I.O. in this particular work of the Temple? A: ARCTEON. A[rcteon]: Does Rubina <>play any part in this apart from her relationship with Arcteon? A: Picture of two chairs set at an angle, could not get anything else. Operation was then performed as directed and Sacrament communicated to A. at 6.23 p.m. and to T[herion] at 7.15 p.m. 9.28 p.m. T: What should be the nature of the next week's work? A: D R Sh. (504 = Sought for.) T: What shall we seek for? A: 720. (Means arranging of everything in order.) T: What are we to do about the Egyptian trip, is anything likely to happen about it? A: XVIII Tarot Trump. (Nothing doing just now.) T: What are our financial prospects for the next month? A: 17. T: Tarot Trump or pure number? A: Trump. ( = Hope.) T: What are we to do about house 177th Street? A: Hept o gam o phon. T: Can you get a number for it? A: 786. ( = smooth.) T: Ask if Otz would count as Khem on account of its neighbourhood to the Victorious City. A: Run away. T: C.w.m.W.h.? (Could we make Woodstock headquarters?) A: 5 of Pantacles. (Material trouble.) T: Have you any special messages? A: A R Q L D R A T H. (550 = an Eagle.) [ Monday] April 1st, 1918 e.v. 11.20 p.m. T: How are things? A: Face serious. Dragon is there in front of Wizard. Bazedon has peculiar smile on face. Arcteon is there, standing by the Dragon, much in front, between fire and Wizard and Dragon. T: Does 786 refer to Oikos Kainos or the other? A: T S Ayin. (139. Hiddekel.) T: Should the inhabitants be 21? A: Tarot card 9 of Swords. T: Should there be 26? A: 5 of Cups. T: d.n.e.e.o.e.? (Should Bazedon be there to live?) A: Write out a scroll. N. Ayin T: l.y.p.? (Will Lazenby help?) A: Nunnally -- 173. (Lighten mine eyes.) T: By which of twelve Houses of Heaven can result be effected? A: 4th House. T: What is the plain Tarot card re method? A: 7 of Swords. (Luna in Aquarius. Journey by land.) T: Is Musclow the rich man from the west mentioned in Liber L. ? A: A lot of writing. WOMOPOGON. T: Can he explain that word in any way? A: (b) T: Give symbol for person referred to by M. A: Aquarius. T: Give pure number for his nature. A: 163. T: Can you see a picture about this man? A: I see either a turtle standing up, or a vulture, eagle, or bird of some sort: back turned. T: Can you see the man himself, where is he and in what circumstances? A: Short man with light moustache, ruddy complexion between Dragon and fire. T: His physical condition at present, what is he doing at this moment? A: Sitting at a table smoking a pipe in restuarant. T: Name of restuarant? A: Kosher. T: (to Achitha.) Do you feel answers are satisfactory? A: No idea. T: Can you get a more definite answer to first question (re Musclow)? A: No. T: Has Musclow found any mineral gold? A: Calla Lily handed to Wizard by child. T: Get Tarot card or number. A: 83. [Friday] April 5, 1918 [e.v.] 12.15 p.m. Wizard is smiling tonight -- a quizzical smile. He looks like a sea captain. T: W.d.W.n.w.? (Why does Wesrun not write?) A: 157. Arcteon: Is that an answer? A: I don't know. T: Will this change soon? A: ``Look to the moon.'' There is a stake with a calf tied to it. T: What magical work shall we do? A: ``Hew to the line.'' T: With what object should we undertake the next operation? A: Ayin B. (72.) G Ayin R M A N. (365.) (This appears to mean to discover the secret of gold making.) T: Have we made proper moves regarding the house? A: Picture of storm, frame like place -- then side of hill near sea -- doorway, rain. El Coom -- then picture of tree fallen -- brought down by storm. T: How do you spell El Coom in Hebrew? A: A L Q Ayin Ayin M. ( = 311.) T: l.e.o.n.? (Shall we go on?) A: Picture of clevis pin. XVII Tarot Trump. (Stick to it.) T: Has the Wizard any special message for us? A: Teth-Aleph-Mem (50 -- Impure, unclean.) T: Explain this further. A: Ayin Q R Ayin N. (490.) T: Is there anything further? A: Eye. [Saturday] April 6, 1918 [e.v.] 7.20 -- 7.55 Ahita 4 grams. 8.05 Wizard looks very severe. Cheeks haggard. Eyes bright. There is a rail fence and a field needing cultivation in front of the Wizard. He seems to say ``Work the field.'' T: Have we things for next week? A: He drops his head in a peculiar way as if discouraged. 8 of Cups. T: What about it? A: 83. T: What is this advice, prophecy or what? A: Swine. T: Try to get a clear message. A: I see a man climbing hill with a big pack on back. T: What happens to him. What does he do? A: He sees the sun when at top. Palm trees -- wonderful valleys. He is master of all he surveys. Has a staff -- very happy man. T: Message? A: ``Work hard and hopefully otherwise you will be sorry for it.'' A H Y L Tz (For next week.) ( = 136.) T: Does he think Arcteon's idea re Ether a good one? A: Yes. T: Let him give it in a symbol. A: Triangle and fish. T: Number? A: 729. T: Explain more clearly. A: A large crane standing in water. Suggests Qoph. T: Ask for pure number. A: 453. T: Ask with what object experiment should be undertaken? A: I see a slipper and a mushroom. T: Let us have a pure number for it. A: ( . . . ) T: And Tarot Trump for it. A: XIX. ( = the Sun. Means to make thorough investigation of his own nature -- explore his own nature.) 10.20 Oper[ation] T[herion] and A[chitha]. To spread the law. [Sunday] April 7, 1918 [e.v.] 1 p.m. Wizard -- same fence and field as last night. Wizard has a more solid quality. Turtle and fire and dragon still there. Crane has to do with dragon. It is the bird she had in her arms. T: Shall we produce Mass of Phoenix in public? A: XII Tarot Trump. T: Ask for pure number to explain that 874. (No equivalent in `Seph[er] Seph[iroth]'.) A: 87. (Seems more that he signify than he understood.) (Rather than answer?) A: 363. T: Ask where. A: L V R (236 means before Apr. 22 -- also at night and with few people.) A[rcteon]: Where? A: Tz M S. (190. Up at Bazedon's.) T: I.b.m.o.s.t.l. (Indicate best methods of spreading the law.) A: Ch L M. (78 -- By writings of wisdom. By extremely (magnetic)<<(magestic)>> word under guidance of (Eiwas).<<( [Aiwaz] )>> By works of creative temperance. By active propaganda. By indications. By making alliances. By founding colonies. By transmitting the influence. By exercise of compassion. By interpreting of dreams. By Bread.) A[rcteon]: When shall we put Achita through first III degrees?<> A: (505.) T: Now get answer. A: (Run away.) Zain B N Ayin. (Whenever you please.) T: What sort of job should Arcteon take? A: XI Tarot Trump. (Leo. Light and Power.) T: n.l.e.n.e.? (When will he obtain one?) A: VI Swords. (= 437. Soon without trouble.) T: How are the prospects with Simon Iff stories? A: V Tau H Q. (= 511. This may be taken as indication that he knows what it is about.) T: What is answer to question? A: XVIII Trump. T: Get pure number. A: 97. A[rcteon]: I.t.f.i.a.i.r.E.? (Is there further information and instruction re Egypt?) A: A crescent. T: Try for a number. A: 37. T: Now get an answer. A: XII Trump. Male elephant -- water with crocodiles -- a lynx -- a canopy with Arab in it -- an old weather-beaten frame house. Arab looking towards water with crocodile. Elephant's head in front of Temple. Lotus on water. Queer kind of winged catamaran. A door up on side of high mountain -- with pointed top. T: Is there anything to be done in this matter? A: 58. (Means Perfect, the magical force especially in regards to Practical matters.) T: Should we do that with direct reference to things proposed or simply go ahead on general principles? A: A frog's mouth. 68. (Means be wise in the matter.) 27. (Take an oracle from Thelema on the subject.) A: 281. Divination done by H. ``Go right ahead with work and don't worry about it.'' 8.55 p.m. T[herion] 3 cc H[ashis]H: Ah[ita] 5 cc altogether. 20 min. apart. T: Ladders to Heaven. Thinks of a thing by a reasoning process etc., etc. Ah[ita]: ``The overly-underly-womanly complex.'' T. says the wittiest remark every made etc., etc. [Saturday] April 13, 1918 [e.v.] 9.22 p.m. The Wizard has a very Scotch like face -- resembling the man in Simon Iff who was tortured and who tortured his wife. Same field and fence -- a little timid deer plays around -- Bazedon is always sitting down -- I get an impression of her as being very feminine a la Maeterlincke. T: We want to find out (a.) work for week-end and (b.) the prospects for next week. A: (a.) 3 Pantacles. (b.) Ace of Swords. T: Is point upwards or downwards? A: Upwards. (= in a spiritual force.) T: Give us further symbols re prospects for week. A: 2 Cups. T: Does that mean H.N.? A: Resh. T: To whom does this refer? A: Refers to T. T: To whom else does it refer? A: B.N. (Tbn TbnbnTnT) T: How are we to take that B.N.? A: 87. T: To what person? A: 423. (Cannot get anything from that. T[herion].) T: There is still a confusion there. To what point of compass should I send my thought in this matter? A: South West. (Cannot get anything from that.) See if Dalet-Resh-Nun would help you. T: Yes I think it does in a way. Ask if we have done satisfactory work last week. A: ( = 820. Should take omen as meaning very complete but arduous.) T: How far are we right about things, we always want a little more than we get. I wonder if we are foolishly impatient. Achita fell asleep at this point. We all slept until the following day. [Sunday] April 14, 1918 [e.v.] T: What is Wizard like? A: Just as he was last night. T: Has he any particular message to give us as a start? A: 82. (The angel of x and all sorts of nice things. Also Briatic Palace of Hod which would refer to job getting etc.) A[rcteon]: d.a.o.o.l.y.? (Should Ach[ita] go to Hospital to-day?) A: 9 Pantacles. (The lord of material gain.) A[rcteon]: s.t.l.t.n.s.a.l.b.? (Is it well that Therion takes a material job?) A: XVIII. (= Moon = illusion.) T: We want an elucidation of this answer. A: (Tzaddi-Qof-Peh = 270. Again doubtful.) T: What is the Wizard's plan in the matter. Get vision. A: Rat and snake on ground in front of Wizard -- a small stake on ground and beetles around. A large golden moon sailing on water -- Very beautiful -- Many little fancy boats around it sailing to a far distant place. In moon head of a beast appears. See baby killed and washed on shore. Woman comes down and picks baby up -- evidently not the mother -- She is sorry and suffers. T: Can you get a yes or no to this? A: ``Yes.'' See birds flying forming a beautiful figure as they fly. Also a rising ( . . . ) at which the Wizard is looking -- This is all according to his plan. He says ``Plan to get all I can'' . . . ``The sun, the moon, the stars to play with.'' Potatoes in a field. T: S.I.s.w.o.m.r.m.? (Shall I seek work outside my regular magick?) (I shall take beautiful visions as yes. Ugly ones as no.) A: Blue bird turned loose to fly -- thru deep dark woods with large beech trees -- a big bull snorting -- very magnificent! Wonderful!! Mountain with many stones ready to roll down if disturbed. Bird and bull beautiful . . . A: Water -- bottom of water nest with eggs -- beautiful bird flies down from sky and into water and sits on eggs. Tall snow capped mountain and trains climbing around winding track to top. Fine! Fields of very fine ripe tomatoes growing . . . A horse killed . . . rushing torrents of water . . . Beautiful summer cottages -- some empty, some full . . . Beautiful water in the distance with ducks on it. A boat and hunters in it. A: ``I think it was magnificent. Blue bird for happiness.'' A[chitha] says Wizard let loose blue bird for happiness -- Bull for strength and virility. T: What does horse being killed mean? A: Sex being killed. Water = enlarged sexuality. Ducks, I don't know . . . Cottages -- home. T: Give a single pure number to symbolise the whole vision. A: 83. ( = The chief thing is consecration = 7 of Pantacles.) 2 of Pantacles. (Harmonised change.) T: Get two words, one to be a picture of doing the thing; one to be a picture of not doing it. A: 1. Elbaroth. (Aleph-Lamed-Beth-Resh-Ayin-Taw Tree of knowledge.) A: 2. Alestone. (Aleph-Lamed-Samekh-Taw-Ayin-Nun-Ayin Fear of the Lord of the Law.) T: Now get Tarot card for doing it and another for not doing it. A: 1. 7 of Cups. (Illusionary [sic] success.) A: 2. 8 of Pantacles. (Skill, prudence, cunning.) T: How does he seem about this? Does he seem insistent? A: ``Do with all thy might and let no man turn thee aside.'' T: Do what? A: ``What thy hand findeth to do. Work to fill the store house. Accomplish thy will.'' T: Get picture of store house. A: A busy factory. T: What sort of factory? A: Machines for printing. T: For printing what? A: Illuminated words and everyday words. T: Shall we all move outside limits of city to reside? A: 74. (Apparently means yes but Arcteon does not think so.) A: 7 of Wands. (Lord of valour, means not a bad plan, but very hard to manage it.) T: Hebrew letter. A: Daleth. T: S.I.b.s.i.I.a.f.w.o.n.? (Shall I be successful if I apply for work on a newspaper?) A picture to represent the thing. A: Col. river rushing down thru canyon. Horse on prairie fighting cold wind. Hut and dead man in it. Lake with fish in it. Lots of stakes and things tied to them. A lizard or alligator. Wizard has a scalpel in his hand. Is going to dissect an earthworm or something. T: Let me have a number. A: 371. ( = snowstorm.) [Saturday] April 20th, 1918 e.v. 8.45 p.m. Achitha says the Wizard has had his hair cut and beard trimmed, he looks much nicer this week. 10.45 Achitha, Therion and Arcteon take 1 cc of Hashish. 11.10 Achitha and Arcteon 1 cc Hashish. 11.30 Achitha and Arcteon 1 cc Hashish. 11.33 T: Ask Wizard what should be the subject of our discourse this week end? A: 484. ( = 22squared.) 11.45 Wizard is there looking across Water. All there. A Donkey is grazing near base of mountain. Serpent is there. Mountain Goat on mountain. Chinese doll-head. White cliff. Priest in black with shining smooth satin gown. Chinese Lantern. T: Ask the Wizard to give us a philosophical phrase to express 22. A: Force of Will. T: Should the subject of our conversation be How to fix the effect of magical working in general and 9th Degree in particular? Achitha sees picture of Windram. Therion had never told her that he had this particular power in the greatest plentitude. T: We know that 22 is masculine and 19 feminine component of 418, which is the Key to this Magick of the Aeon. How do they combine? Are they being combined properly and so on? A: Vision of beautiful bell -- wedding bell -- changes to foetus. Crown. Head of foetus turns into an egg and rises upwards and then rests on a lotus flower. T: And that means what? A: Winged ladder. Ladder. Winged ladder which goes to heaven. Wings and sides white. Rungs almost pocket shaped. T: What are present instructions? 11.55 Arcteon 2 cc. A: Crocodile -- unformed man. Shelf, place walled in -- on shelf skeleton. White flag. Skeleton's hand holds white flag. Large wall around place like butterfly net. T: Give Hebrew word to illustrate. A: He-Tzaddi-Yod-Vau. ( = 111.)<> Daleth crowned with flowers. 2:10 Arcteon: How do you make it die in the circle? A: Great sphinx head, the top of which comes off like a lid -- inside are lots of things -- very tiny -- They look like human beings -- often with cloven feet like devils. They are not devils -- they are like satyrs or fauns. Sphinx is like hen sitting on eggs to hatch. Vision of man like shadow or ghost hurrying to distant place, and between me and ghost rain is falling. He is carrying important message.<> 2.35 T: How get ghost into sphinx? A: White dove flies away. King crowned turns to woman. They become two and prevent ghost getting to sphinx. ( Teth Picture of fall explains this.) A: Lamed-Samekh-Qof-Teth. ( = victories -- Yes.) T: What shall we do to improve our technique in charging talismans? A: Black lioness lying in street junctions -- resembles sphinx. (Concentrate better.) A: A burning tree. (Intensity of passion necessary.) T: How to kill sphinx? A: ``Make fast the chains.'' These bind the ships at the pier surging to get away. Tall woman in wonderful light -- dressed in brown. (Autumn?) Ostrich head in sand. Tzaddi-Yod-Vau-Resh is formula. (306 = woman, honey, cold etc.) T: Does that mean let it cold in the cucurbite? A: Resh-Vau-Dalet. ( = 210. Cycle etc. Nox etc.; Therefore = Yes.) T: How long should one leave it? A: 182. ( = Passive.) T: Repeat. A: 63. ( = Till creation takes place.) T: How many seconds or minutes for average? A: V ( = 6. Probably minutes or else symbolic.) T: Is there anything to do before collecting this `dead sphinx'? A: ( . . . ) T: I.A.W.a.? (Is Anna Wright alive?) Suggested by resemblance to Ach[ita] under H[ashish]. Suggests did Anna W[right] die when spirit entered Ach[ita] or just before? Ach[ita] says R[oddie] M[inor] and Ach[ita] are two. T: Describe Achita. A: She is a woman rather dark, medium tall, neither fat nor thin. Her age is between 17 and 27. Had long discussion. Now Ach[ita] says she and R[oddie] M[inor] are one!!! Will try other ways. T: s.a.t.e. (Is Anna Wright alive?) A: Tzaddi-Gimel-Lamed. (123. Revolutions of souls, also war and a plague or blow or wound. Also Pleasure. See `On Death'.) T: In what country d.e.e.? (did she die?) A: Egypt. T: From what cause? A: A bird being chained to a door. T: What immediate cause? A: Lamed-Vau-Cheth-Mem. (A wing, army, squadron, troop.) T: How many months ago? Achita sleeps. Sunday [April 21, 1918 e.v.] 9.20 [a.m.] Arcteon was ill during the night. Achita slept and Therion had the following vision which he dictated to Arcteon at 9.20. Critical glyphs, I saw how these are arranged. When any idea arises it is recorded automatically in every department of the mind. Each department immediately sends in a report as to how it is effected by the idea, but of course only those reports which are loud make themselves heard in the consciousness. I got a clear idea of the spider's web structure of the mind. The ahamkara appeared to me like a crystal, four hexagonal columns joined to the base (maybe octagonal, am not sure). And brought to a blunt point, each point occupying one of the angles of a tetrahedron which may explain the pyramid-phallus symbol. This glowed more or less brightly as each idea was recorded, rather like a tell-tale electric-light which registers a current passing thru a machine and gauges it. This crystal bulged or shrank to a certain extent from time to time but never lost the tetrahedral form. The colour of the light was that peculiar gold which jewellers call a rose finish. I am now reminded of the jewel of Mara. This glow is very closely connected with pleasure and pain. I got away from this by understanding it as a mere ganglion or node of the web and did several mystic stunts. [Sunday April 21, 1918 e.v.] Achita with Wizard. (Same subject as last night.) T: How many months ago? A: Aleph-Resh-Vau. (207 = a scorpion.) (T[herion]: Might mean October.) T: To Achita a question. Do you regard Achitha as yourself or as a visit to a friend? Some argument follows!!!!! T: I want you to answer some questions regarding this portion of yourself you call Achita. What nationality is she? A[chita]: All or any, but more heavily dashed with European. T: What country mostly? A: I think Austria, Serbia or Bulgaria, none bound. T: What language or languages does she prefer to speak? A: English or French. T: Could she understand or speak French? A: Yes. T: Can you talk in French? A: No. She could understand other languages, but my brain is limited, I could not even repeat the words. T: The woman is like a donkey, ``You dangle a carrot in front of her nose and she goes wherever the carrot goes.'' A: She is not a Lesbian. T: Has she any relations? A: None. T: How do you explain her apperance in your consciousness? A: Born of magic and Our Lady. Our Lady was the door through which magic put her in. T: What did she die of before she was born? A: I cannot answer. I have no understanding of that at all. Arcteon: Do you consider it possible to remain Achita all the time and not return to Roddie Minor? A: In a way yes and in a way no. Roddie Minor is only earth and works and lives. Achita is a spirit. Achita is one function, one thing among many in Roddie Minor. [Sunday] April 21, 1918 e.v. Back to the Wizard. T: Is there anything to do before collecting the `dead sphinx'? [malantrah]: A lot of smoke boiling up from in front of the Wizard clears away. Two sticks charred as if fire had been there. Drop by drop -- I get again -- clear crystal drops and 163 as a number. T: This seems to mean pour drop by drop into a vessel. Should we use the vessel as we have been using to collect it? A: XVII Trump. (Means part poured on earth and part restored to temple.) T: With regard to the part to be consumed, is any further preparation necessary? A: 71. T: Am I right in taking that to mean nothing? A: I think you are. T: Then we now have the whole process complete and perfect? A: Yes. T: Alright. T: Is Anna Wright alive? A: I see a gondola or Greek galley -- very small. T: Who or what is in the boat? A: 14 Slaves work below. Beautiful Queen sits in state. T: Is there anything in front of her? A: Yes, a pile of something, it might be fruit or a flagon of wine. T: Give a number to represent that picture. A: 83. (Answer: Doubtful.) T: Give Tarot Trump. A: XI. (Again not clear.) Wizard says ``Stem the tide.'' T: In reference to what is that? A: ( . . . ) T: s.a.t.f.e.r.r.a.e.n.e.? (Is Achitha part of Roddie Minor or a separate human intelligence?) A: 43. (The sex self.) XIV. ( = i.) (arrow through rainbow = self shooting up through ecstacy or orgasm.) 12.50 noon T: Is Mrs Agnes Thomas likely to be of any use in any capacity. If so in what capacity? A: 118. ( = To pass, renew, change; To ferment; Strength; Chassan; Ruler of Air; The High Priest.) T: What Sign of the Zodiac? A: ?. T: What planet? A: ?. T: Which House of Heaven does she fit? A: 4th House. T: What Court Card of Tarot represents her? A: Princess of Wands. T: What plain card? A: Six of Pantacles. T: Tarot Trump? A: IV. ( = Emperor = Aries.) T: Give a Chinese Symbol for her relation to us. A: ___ ___ ___ _ _ _ _ ___ [26] (Earth of Lingam. Great accumulation.) T: Has this woman an ordinary magical relation, or a Wizard magical relation? A: 518. (`Sepher Sephiroth' gives no correspondence.) ( = 37 = 14 = Magical Self in its function with card Temperance.) T: Do you see her in the Temple? A: No. Sunday April 21, 1918 e.v. 8.25 p.m. Wizard is just the same. T: What are our financial prospects for next week? A: 151. (A fountain of living waters.) T: Give plain Tarot Card. A: 7 of Swords. T: Shall we have any serious embarrassment for the rest of the month? A: 79. (Boaz etc.) T: Give symbol for financial position. A: Resh-Teth-Qof. T: Give another symbol for how it is to come. A: 83. (Drops of dew, flowing, wave, camel and 2 of Pantacles.) T: Does that mean re Camel that Achitha has to find the money? A: XVI. Alligator head, round back part of neck a band of thick material, iron or leather. I see teeth of the alligator. Sticking up out of the band is a very queer 4 spoked thing, not a regular spear, more of a whale hook -- of bronze. T: Why cannot we get satisfactory answers re questions of money? A: Wand, wander.<> 162. Gimel-Vau-Zain. ( = like = to, spelt backwards.) T: Give us a better meaning. Shall we bar subject in future, or shall we seek to clarify it? (1) Shall we bar the subject? A: Op[eratio]n for Red Gold is good for something but not for what you think. Good to clear something up. Achitha has great difficulty in getting anything at all tonight. T. asks her to make a great effort to get the matter cleared up. A: VIII. (This is answer to question re Op[eratio]n for Red Gold.) T: Are we to consult the Wizard about money, or cut it out? Show this in symbol. A: 121212. T: What is the right policy in regard to asking advice about money? A: 222221. T: Is there anything wrong with Therion's mental attitude toward the subject? [ ? Sol Sunday April 21 1918 e.v.] ( . . . ) A: Shin. T: Ask if Achitha's attitude about money is right? A: 43. T: What is Arcteon's attitude about this? A: 136. T: What about our combined attitude in reference to consulting him? A: 178. T: Will he then tell us, are we dull or inaccurate in our interpretation of his answers, or stupid in questioning? (1) Are we stupid in questioning? A: ___ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ ___ [22] (ornament, free will. ( . . . ) of Manner = Dullness of Mind.) T: Will he teach us to question with intelligence? A: _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ ___ ___ [59] ( Air of Moon or ? of ?. Dissipation. Dispersion.) T: Will he teach us now? A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ [57] ( Air of Air Ease of development, moving power, slumber.) The questions where difficulty occurs are chiefly those re money and females. T: We think that either Achitha or T. or Ahankam is ( . . . ) the operation. Is that so? A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ [53] ( Air of Earth. Fortunate. Gradual advance, goose.) T: Is the selfishness either of Achitha or T.? A: ( . . . ) of Pantacles. (probably means Yes.) Arcteon: Is the fault with Z (Achitha) ? Is the fault with X (Therion) ? A: Jupiter. Arcteon: Is the attitude of Z correct? A: 94. (There is something not given off which spoils the attitude.) Arcteon: Is the attitude of X correct? A: 89. (Shut up, body, silence.) (97) Swords. (A certain trouble from incapacity to regard the problem as a whole.) Arcteon: w.d.s.y.e.d.? (How should Therion's incapacity be corrected?) A: ? also Taw-Aleph-Teth-Gimel, [sic]. ( = 282 = Active Angels. By action.) Arcteon: H.s.A.i.b.c.? (How should Achitha's incapacity be corrected?) A: Qof-Yod-Teth-Mem. (Surpassing whiteness, point.) Arcteon: A.T.i.i.a.w.p.? (Are Therion's interpretations in any way prejudiced?) A: 21. (T. says get another symbol.) Arcteon: Get plain Tarot card. A: Nine of Cups. ( = Material happiness, complete success.) (Rose coloured spectacles.) Arcteon: H.w.a.s.m.d.t.c.? (Have we any serious money difficulties to confront?) A: 117. ( = Fog, darkness, guide, Duke.) Arcteon: W.m.o.G.s.w.s.? (What manner of Guide shall we seek?) A: XVI. (Peh = Lightning flash breaking in the house of our darkness.) Arcteon: H.m.a.m.s.e.c.t.k.t.h.g.? (How much a month should each contribute to keep the house going?) A: 75. Arcteon: How long shall we remain here? Give days, weeks or months. A: 113. ( = 5 = if weeks, end of May.) Arcteon: S.w.r.h.a.e.o.M.? (Shall we remain here after end of May?) A: Mem-Teth-Tzaddi-Resh-Qof. (439 = No.) Arcteon: W.t.T.b.c.b.t.d.? (Will the Tetragrammaton be complete by that date?) A: 24. (He whom I love. He who loves me. A water pot etc.) T: t.l.a.o.t.t.? (What will Achitha do about it?) A: Teth-Resh-Taw. (609 = not clear.) T: Give another symbol. A: _ _ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ _ _ [62] ( Fire of Earth = Non-essentials, success, trifles, a wounded bird, small divergencies.) T: W.t.c.o.t.T.b.s.o.d.? (Will the completion of the Tetragrammaton bring success or disruption?) A: 42. T: Get Chinese symbol. A: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ [3] ( Moon of Fire. Danger and obscurity. Birth.) T: l.s.r.e.k.e.e.g.? (Will this mar the Work we are doing?) A: 4. T: What Chinese symbol? A: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [24] (Returning visit from friends.) T: t.d.a.o.t.t.? (What should Achitha do about it?) A: 41. T: Chinese symbol? A: ___ _ _ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ [17] ( Water of Fire = Following. 41 = ( . . . ) ) T: Give symbol to represent a certain Hebrew letter of which we are thinking (Cheth). A: Capricornus. T: What Court card of Tarot? A: Prince of Pantacles. T: Give Tarot Trump to represent this letter. A: XIX. (The Sun.) T: Get Hebrew word or name to represent this letter. A: Ch Ayin V S. ( = 144. Means Artemis.) Arcteon: From what direction shall we expect Cheth ? (Give Chinese symbol of three characters to represent this direction.) A: _ _ ___ ___ ( = North West.) [Q]: ( . . . ) [A]: 134 confirms this. (Bunning.) [Q]: Picture to confirm? Achitha sleeping -- hell! [FRAGMENT -- footnote to 6th answer on galley is a ref. to note at end of chapter re: ``Wand, wander''.] Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law Will = direct, straight line (as arrow) Euclid's straight line or right line is the shortest distance between two points. Thus right actually means right. All wrong is indication by definition -- as in wander, wanton, straight etc. Language itself bears witness to the Law. Wander -- wanton -- straight -- crooked -- connexion is Euclid's definition of a straight (right) line. Freudian! Wander suggests to our memorie we read to wander to love. [Saturday] April 27th, [1918 e.v.] 10.08 p.m. Wizard very serious and looks at Achitha in a very contemplative mood. Seems to approve. Turtle is most prominent thing in Temple. Child is there, lion and (Barzellon).<<( [Barzedon] )>> Arcteon has a very prominent place, he is a tall man that always appeared in the Temple. T: ``What is the work of this week end?'' A: ``Geburah.'' T: ``Geburah applied to what?'' A: ``The egg. The egg is resting on the point of mountain tops, very sharp. Water around, lotus flowers on it.'' T: ``Egg is symbol of some new knowledge, isn't it?'' A: `` Gimel. Lamed. '' ( = spring, fountain.) T: ``What does that mean?'' A: ``I don't know; followed symbol of mountain and lotus flower.'' T: ``How are we to break open the egg?'' A: ``In plain language it means Thou art to go this Way.'' T: ``That isn't plain language. How are we to get this new knowledge?'' A: ``Don't ask questions too fast. Sow the wild oats; go into the ( . . . ) into the Mother . . . (T[herion]: You bet, you bet.) (A[rcteon]: I think you're both getting off the trolly.) . . . to be born again.'' T: ``What about the Mass of the Holy Ghost?'' A: ``That hasn't anything to do with it. You've shattered everything. I'll have to establish connection all over again. Going into the Mother to be born again, you get a New Life and then the Earth is covered with wonderful flowers, and bees come to the flowers to get honey to store, and the honey is stored elixir. I see a hill very steep. (I think ( . . . ) is played out.) Mother standing ( . . . ) down washing child. I don't know if she's to save it or go after it or what. Lotus flower on water again.'' Arcteon: ``How does this apply to breaking open the egg?'' A: ``No . . . the egg is in the lotus flower. Daleth. Resh. Gimel.'' (207 = the open clear light of day = walled, fenced.) T: ``What is the allusion? With what object should we next perform the Rite of the Mass of the H[oly] G[host]?'' A: ( . . . ) (Interpreted by T. as `A fullness of Love'.) (No he says. No.) T: ``Ask for another interpretation of that object.'' A: ___ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ [51] ( = development of Kundalini force.) T: ``Ask for a general symbol of next week and our general circumstances. Otherwise, what is going to happen to us next week? How are we going to get on?'' A: 42. T: ``Ask for further symbol.'' A: Lima bean coming up from the ground suggests ( . . . ) T: ``Get Chinese symbol.'' A: ___ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ [21] (Sun of Fire. Union by gnawing -- legal constraint.) T: ``Ask for Tarot card to explain further.'' A: ``6 of Wands.'' ( = Victory.) T: ``How do you feel about these symbols? Achitha, do you feel them to be favourable or unfavourable?'' A: ``Very unfavorable. I feel like weeping.'' (?) T: ``Ask if there is any way to avert this trouble.'' A: ``I have trouble . . . the Wizard -- there's something wrong. Beth. Cheth. Aleph. Kaph. Ayin, He. (106 = attained etc.) T: ``What is the nature of the danger?'' A: ``Toad -- Now I get camel with enormous load on back -- tied in white cloth.'' T: ``Get a Tarot Card for nature of danger.'' A: ``4 of Pantacles.'' T: ``What will be the upshot?'' A: ``18.'' T: ``Is that a pure number?'' A: ``I think so.'' T: ``Give Chinese symbol.'' A: ``Try 92.'' T: ``Chinese symbol?'' A: _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ ( Water of Moon. Hexagram 47.) T: ``You say this can be avoided by use of this symbol?'' A: 106. T: ``What does Wizard think of it all?'' A: `` Resh.'' T: ``Does that mean that he wants this trouble to come as part of his plan?'' A: ( . . . ) T: ``See if you can get an idea in your conscious mind as to the nature of this trouble -- apparently the most appalling calamities will fall on us if we don't watch out.'' Achitha shows ways this ( . . . ) X wizard T: ``Tell us something about this.'' A: ``I can't get you an answer. Ask a question and I'll get a symbol, but I can't interpret.'' T: ``I want to know if I should strive to avoid this calamity or not. Is it a real calamity or a blessing in disguise?'' A: 63. T: ``About how to avert it. Give me a Chinese symbol I ought to take.'' A: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ( Moon of Fire. 3rd hexagram. Be silent and very careful. Do nothing important or big.) T: ``What will be the result if we are silent and prudent and attempt important move?'' A: ``I see a camel's body, still -- with eagle's head.'' (53 = defence.) T: ``Shall we hear from Windram during this next week?'' A: 183. (No answer -- no word for this.) T: ``I asked because you say turtle is very prominent in the Temple.'' T: ``Ask Wizard if he could communicate any important knowledge through the use of the Ouija Board.'' A: ``He might -- try it.'' T: ``Should we use special ceremonies to control the manifestations?'' A: (I don't get anything at all.) T: ``Should you try alone or with Arcteon?'' A: 57. T: ``Ask if it is possible to work Board alone.'' A: ``Yes.'' T: ``Does he induce you to work it alone?'' A: ``It's all right.'' T: ``Do you want to try tonight?'' A: ( . . . ) Sunday April 28th, 1918 e.v. 3.20 a.m. Sitting still in progress. T: ``What are our financial prospects for May?'' A: `` Qoph Beth Ayin'' ( = 172.) T: ``Give Chinese symbol.'' A: _ _ ___ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ [40] (Seems to be very good figure.) T: ``Is Wizard pleased with Ouija Board experiment?'' A: `` Aleph. Resh. Nun.'' (251. Uriel<> = Magical Force.) T: ``Ought we to invoke this angel Uriel?'' A: _ _ ___ ___ ___ _ _ _ _ [32] ( Fire of Air.) T: ``Should we ask Uriel or Wizard to speak at Board?'' A: Nun Resh He. (255.) T: ``Will Wizard direct Uriel to answer messages or will he answer himself?'' A: 303. T: ``Was it Wizard talking or Ouija Board when it purported to be?'' A: 71. T: ``Get Chinese symbol.'' A: _ _ ___ ___ _ _ _ _ ___ [18] ( Earth of Air.) Sunday [April 28, 1918 e.v.] 10.05 p.m. Achitha to call on Wizard again re the question of adjustment of any difference in Trigrammaton. Arcteon: ``W.y.i.t.u.t.c.o.t.s.?'' (Will you indicate to us the cause of this stoppage?) A: XVII. XIV. Arcteon: ``H.s.t.b.o.?'' (How should this be overcome?) A: 74. ( = Lamed.) T: ``Which Tarot Trump is making the error?'' A: ``The one that has five in it.'' T: ``Am I to take it the person indicated might also be indicated by the letter Beth, or not, or give another clear indication of the person referred to?'' A: ``Get T with some flowers around.'' T: ``Give better indication than that, more magical indication. T: ``Give me two trigrams. ___ or ___ .'' ___ or _ _ ___ or _ _ A: ___ _ _ _ _ T: ``What is the nature of his error?'' A: 3 of Trumps. T: ``Confirm by Chinese symbol.'' A: ___ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ [37] ( Air of Sol Household, wifely duty.) T: ``Confirm by pure number.'' A: 73. T: ``Is this last answer a good answer for the nature of his error?'' A: ``Yes, that was the correct answer.'' T: ``Should he do anything to repair this error, if so what?'' A: 153. ( = Sum of first 17 numbers and Angel of Libra.) T: ``What definite action should be taken, if any?'' A: 89. (Shut up, body, silence, Angel of 9 Swords.) T: ``Explain further by Chinese symbol.'' A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ [53] ( Air of Earth. Fortunate marriage, gradual advance, goose.) T: ``What line of that hexagram refers to subject more than the other?'' A: 6. (Geese gradually advance to large heights beyond.) T: Give plain card to symbolize action he should take. A: 5 of Swords. T: ``Explain in some other way.'' A: 271. ( = Low, mean, earth. 2 dec[an] of Sagittarius. 9 of Wands. Great Strength.) T: ``Indicate the person or persons with regard to whom he should act in this matter.'' A: Teth Mem Nun Samekh. (159 = not clean.) T: ``Give Court Card of Tarot.'' A: Princess of Pantacles. T: ``Is that the only person?'' A: ``Yes.'' Arcteon: ``W.t.d.b.o.d.a.a.o.?'' (Will the difficulty be overcome definitely and at once?) A: I H S N (125, probably indicates yes.) T: ``In what manner?'' A: 182. ( = outcry, clamour, layer of snares and passive.) T: ``Is the action which is to produce the result already begun?'' _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ ___ [52] ( Earth of Earth. Peace and mountain.) T: ``Which line is particularly important?'' A: 3. (Shows the subject keeping his loins at rest and his ribs are separated from body below, perilous situation. Heart glows with suppressed excitement.) T: ``What Court Card do you give for this?'' A: ``Something with serpent on it. Prince of Cups.'' T: ``Could you describe that person physically?'' A: ``No, not tonight.'' T: ``Could you give his initials?'' A: ``No. L.B.F. (W) T: ``Can you find out how soon this action will become apparent to us here?'' A: 321. (Might be end of July or of present month while Sun in Taurus, or Aug[ust] Virgo.) Sunday May 5, 1918 e.v. About 2 a.m. The Wizard is there and is unusually natural and at ease. Amused twinkle in his eye. T: ``I greet Him. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Ask him if he is satisfied with our conduct during the last week?'' A: ``Yes, he is. Pleased, but rather amused in a sympathetic pleasant way.'' T: ``What is the work for week end? First, general work. Then, work of the Holy Ghost?'' A: Curious bird, pure white, standing in water. T: ``Give us a number for week end.'' A: A R G L Tz. (324 = 18squared = Shekinah.) T: ``Give pure number.'' A: 171. ( = sum of first 18 numbers. Face of God.) T: ``Tarot Trump?'' A: XVIII. T: ``Give Chinese symbol.'' A: ___ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Hexagram 36 = Sol beneath Yoni.) T: ``d.e.y.s.a.'' (Should we employ cannabis indica?) A: 8 of Pantacles. T: ``d.e.e.h.e.?'' (Should we use Ninth Degree?) A: 9 Trumps. (18 divided by 2.) T: ``Give Chinese symbol -- Shall I interpret as Yes?'' A: ___ ___ ___ _ _ ___ _ _ [5] ( = Yes. Combine with prudence in order to obtain the Glory of the Lord with us. T[herion].) T: ``Is that the right interpretation of his will in the matter?'' A: 51. (ambiguous.) T: ``Give us Chinese symbol with right interpretation.'' A: ___ ___ ___ _ _ ___ ___ (Air of Phallus = 9th hexagram = 18 divided by 2.) T: ``Is danger threatened last week permanently averted?'' A: Samekh. T: ``Ask general symbol for this week.'' A: ___ _ _ ___ ___ ___ ___ [13] (Phallus of Sol. Union of Men.) T: ``Ask for financial symbol.'' A: A R L Ayin M ( = 351. Sum of first 26 numbers and Saturn in Leo.) T: ``Ask: Does that mean that T. gets money?'' A: L R A. ( = 231.) T: ``How and by virtue of what do I get it?'' A: 3 3:20 p.m. Arc[teon] takes V[ow] of S[ilence] for evening. 2.35 [p.m.] 1 cc Hash[ish]. 3.15 Completion of Oper[ation] H[?????] and Ach[itha] to have Shekinah. 3.22 Shekinah still on the way. Note: A Ayin L A Ayin N. = 222. Possible alternative for Olun. Sunday May 5, [1918 e.v.] 3.25 p.m. T: Arcteon took a vow of silence for several reasons. First. To impress us with His sanctity. In this he will fail. Second. As an excuse for not (p----g)<<( [fucking] )>> you. (Achitha): This is very like the abyss -- except that the Abyss has no continuity and this has. (Arcteon): T[herion] has been taking Hashish -- which may account for his ? jokes ? Achitha says she is f[ucke]d out. T: ``Achitha, can you see Wizard?'' A: Not very well now . . . . . . . . whip. T[herion]: The apparent disconnected ravings of idiots may possibly represent the risings into consciousness of (nodes) upon the . . . . The subject was never changed in the world's history. One thing always leads to another like the Hex of . . . . . and the remark of the flea upon the . . . . . of Soror Achitha. Hashish brings the subconscious up into the con- scious. You see every item of the will. Ordinarily one thought seems as if complete in itself, under hashish you see all the different thoughts that go to make it up. Note the existence of one factor of the mind whose every sensation that comes up it throws into a class by itself, like dividing the sheep from the goats. Like an office, where certain people put things into different pigeon[holes], some judge them. If you concentrate on any one of these ideas, they cease to become verbal and become pictorial. Thus appreciation of colour is higher in scale of spiritual than reason is. All the mysteries of creation are really unveiled to one. This is the Shekinah, thoughts like flames in Sunlight. . . . Everything is clear -- cause and effect. . . . on every plane, abyss after abyss. Wisdom looms up into Glory and that gets down to the bottom again. The ( . . . ) is perpetual motion like an actress jumping through a hoop so that whether you go inwards towards wisdom or outward to glory, you are on the same old round. This is symbolized by Kaph. ( [10th Key of Tarot -- Hermanubis going up, Typhon going down.] ) Arcteon's vow of silence cannot be such as to (------- B.S.) interfere with his power. I see all the steps whereby I arrive at the conclusion that Arcteon is an idiot -- which is a disgusting sight. But She's asleep. Voices just coming out of the departments. 4.30 Asleep more than 10 minutes. Lots of sentries all over the place, ready to report anything that comes to their notice. Spider's Web is the correct symbol. Probably self satisfaction to say that. Never mind onward the (Revd).<<(revel)>> The deepest thing of all is the one which sounds most foolish of all. That half broken down question I already forgot -- is the most important thing in the world. -- (Prolonged laughter). Oh, never in a million years will any one reach the understanding of this mystery, unless they do as I did. -- -- Every mystery is clear -- every sacrament is unveiled. She was really very tired, that was the reason for her temper ----- etc. The intervals between my sentences would over-flow a 3 vol novel. That sentinel is like a cathedral. I wish to God I could show you all the debacles by which it is built up, every step is made plain. 9.35 p.m. T[herion] notes: American mind like consciousness under Hashish. Every one in America is crazily conscious of his own function and is proclaiming it aloud and is not conscious of any common purpose. (A.N.C.V.) Architecture reflects this fact. The sky scraper has hundreds of offices which are independent -- indifferent to each others' welfare. The building has no moral unity, as a cathedral has. The democratic idea is similarly 333. In the cathe- dral every item is subordinated to a single complete conception. Hashish is really temporary insanity, but owing to its democratic results it becomes impossible to get anywhere. This is one of the meanings of `Keep Silence'.<> All consciousness is pain. It seems only to come up to the attention when something is wrong. A department which watches the consciousness pays attention to what it says and guards its welfare. Therefore when there is nothing in the conscious- ness, this department has nothing to do, which it regards as an ideal state -- according to the general view -- consciousness is pain. -- All work is pain is the view of this department. This analysis is the foundation of the Buddhist theory. Hashish visions have been considered illusions -- nothing of the sort -- most true analysis. Hashish produces a moral not a mental insanity by removing the control which keeps all these things silent. It gives a voice to the mob. But each person in the mob is quite right from his own point of view. Each point of view is equally true and equally important, but not important to the state as a whole. The work of the individual is important -- but not his idea in doing the work. A hashish experiment is rather like going slumming -- one is amazed by the variety of the vividness of the impressions. And I think this is caused by a Freudian recognition. One sees again the things that used to be familiar in a simpler consciousness -- things long since buried -- the same thrill as re- visiting one's childhood. It is therefore a return or a retrogression in mental structure. A degeneration. Thus we see that analysis represents going back and synthesis -- advance. This again is proof of the nature of Choronzon. As dispersion represents analysis or destruction -- thus he is the enemy of man whose formula is creation by synthesis. This synthesis is Love. Hence it is written, Love is the Law. But this synthesis must be morally pointed to a definite purpose of which love is only the method. Hence it is written, Love under will. The law of Thelema is consequently a complete statement based on the facts of the structure of the mind. We go through about a million processes of debate -- all tremendously vivid and important, in order to make some trifling decision or jesting phrase showing the immense superiority of that normal mind -- to these vivid and violent impressions. Yet it is of course built up of them. Thus there is a picture of the true state. A vigorous, crude, highly coloured life of the common people. The polished silence of the gentleman is built up of all those vulgar elements, but has surpassed them, bringing them to silence of function. This is the English (equivalent) of society. All emotionalism is due to a crude appreciation of these elements, so that it too is a degeneration or as we say -- bad form. These thoughts . . . . . . are ablaze in consciousness owing to the inhibition of the moral faculty as above stated. But in samadhi the higher faculties are ablaze too, so that one gets the details and the sum of them all aflame at once in a super consciousness fitted to comprehend them in this way, which transcends the laws of logic, because in this consciousness one does see each and all at once. Expression is vulgar mob speech -- representing a low state of evolution. -- The more complex form of individual takes things for granted without going further into the old argument. Even chemistry illustrates this Social System, each element ceasing to assert its simple nature, and slightly subordinate in structure, to form the high-order molecule. Stability of molecule depends on completeness of satisfaction of the ``will to love'' of each atom. Sunday [May 5, 1918 e.v.] 12 Midnight Wizard just as last night. He has a crown in his lap -- of Rays. T: ``What does crown mean?'' A: ``It is to be worn.'' T: ``By whom?'' A: He turned his head away. Mars is to wear it. T: ``Is this war talk, or what? What does he mean by Mars wearing it? Is it any one in the Temple?'' A: Pitcher and Peacock. (T[herion] thinks Achitha.) T: ``Will you ask about Olga. Give symbol for my relations -- which of twelve houses?'' A: 10. T: ``Give a numerical symbol.'' A: 83. ( = 2 of Pantacles. Harmonious change.) 116. ( = Jupiter ( . . . ) number.) T: ``Ask Chinese symbol for relations.'' A: _ _ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ _ _ ( Water of Earth. No 31. Influencing to action, jointly. Mutual influence.) T: Give plain card of Taro. A: 8 of Swords. (Jupiter in [Gemini].) T: ``Will these relations be advantageous to me?'' A: R L G V. ( = 239 = 3 Dec[an] of Taurus = Saturn in Taurus. Illusory success, unprofitable, little gain for much labour.) T: ``Give Chinese symbol illustrating my advantage.'' A: ___ ___ ___ _ _ ___ _ _ [5] ( Moon of Phallus. Waiting, sincerity.) T: ``Has he got any advice -- is it worth bothering with?'' A: A G Ch T. (= 18.) T: Give a Chinese symbol for course of action. A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ ___ [52] ( Earth of Earth. Peace, a mountain. Dignified self-control and firmness. Draw her to me rather than me toward her.) T: L V Tz ( = 126. Cannot get this.) 141. T: ``Will he give answers re physical events?'' A: A L Sh N. ( = 381 = clamour, prayer.) T: ``Make that answer clearer.'' A: (Visions of boxes and trunks.) 53. T: Ambiguous. A: 147. [Sunday] May 12th, 1918 e.v. 3.42 p.m. Wizard looks natural, pale and a little drawn. T: What is symbol work for this week end? A: I see a lyre -- or harp -- and two gate posts with a large turtle between crawling through. T: Will Windram communicate this week? A: 483. ( = bearing iniquity.) T: Explain -- tell us something about Windram. A: 74. ( = It seems as if Windram was under some strain and having to go round obstacles.) T: Find out Windram's relations with us. A: 121. (Means that he is writing magically to us. T[herion].) T: Symbol for contents of his letter. A: 53. (T[herion]: Seems to mean a very good letter with money or promise of money. I should say a very definite letter.) T: Find Symbol for next week. A: I see a sword, particularly the handle. T: Give Chinese symbol. A: _ _ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ _ _ ( Fire of Earth. Hexagram 62 = progress and attainment but to descend is better than to ascend. It is a week of small affairs. In particular it refers to making some arrange-ments about essential than non-essentials [sic]. T: Give us a financial symbol for the week. A: Bars across a shepherd's crook. Upside down. T: Give number. A: 138. (To smooth, ferment, pollute, Libanon, forehead.) T: Give Chinese symbol. A: ___ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ _ _ [63] (Moon of Sol. Advantage.) T: My relations with Eva Tanguay? A: ( . . . ) T: Give symbol for Y.S.H.M. A: Statue. Electricity symbol. Contains Fire. T: Get pure number for that. A: 283. T: Give Chinese symbol. A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ (53rd hexagram = Help attained, complete success.) T: Should we do any particular magical work today? A: ( . . . ) T: Give a symbol. A: Metal Sphere. T: With what element, sign, planet, or Sephiroth should we work? A: Qoph. ( = Pisces = Duration.) T: With what weapon should we divine? Give a Hebrew letter for that. A: Teth. T: I want you to set up an imaginary geometric figure for my relations with W.T. A: ( . . . ) T: With regard to (which)<<(what)>> shall I do Divination late in evening? A: ( . . . ) T: What does this stand for? A: A black bird and a black fish hung on a circle. (Black.) T: Give a number. A: 151. (Fountain of living waters.) T: By what means, Earth, Heavens, Mercury, or someway. A: Fire. T: How can I divine by fire? A: I see a little room in Tower of Public Square; little door and balcony; light appears coming out of balcony. T: I want a complete system of instruction on pyromancy. Will you tell Wizard I don't know how to do it by pyromancy. Give alternate method. A: Indian head and Chinese symbol. Means Yi King method. Sunday [May 12, 1918 e.v.] 9.20 p.m. T: We wish to consult you Amalantrah re the sudden return of Soror Virakam in the Temple. Give symbol to symbolize the effect of that return. A: Locked cedar chest with fountain pen or black stick in it. Compass, pearl. T: Don't understand, may we have numerical symbol? A: 185. (No. of external college.) T: Give Tarot card. A: 9 of Trumps. (The Hermit.) T: Give Chinese symbol representing the effect of her coming into this Temple. A: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ( Moon of Yoni. Hexagram 8 meaning `Help'.) T: In what House of Heaven is the Help to be sought? A: 3. (House of brothers and sisters, correspondence etc.) T: Give a Chinese symbol for our joint attitude towards her. A: ___ _ _ ___ ___ ___ _ _ [49] ( Water of Sol.) T: Do you see her in the Temple in any way? A: She is down by cedar chest near Wizard. T: She is not a regular officer is she? A: No not necessarily. I don't know though that little wand I saw in the box might be charred sticks from the fire. T: What work should we do to-night with her? A: 58. (1st Dec[an] of Sagittarius.) T: Give a symbol to say which of these meanings represent most accurately the work of wands. A: 3 of Pantacles. (= material works.) T: Give a Chinese symbol for the way in which she can help. A: ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _ ___ [14] ( Sol of Phallus.) T: Give a symbol for Wesrun who hasn't written for 3 weeks. A: ___ ___ ___ _ _ _ _ ___ [26] ( Earth of Phallus. Tied up with family.) T: Give symbol for our absent sister Olun. A: _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ [35] ( Sol of Yoni. Doesn't know her own mind.) T: Give a symbol for (Bazelon's) present attitude. A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ [53] ( Air of Earth. Coming on slowly.) T: Ask for a symbol to represent Mrs Wise. A: 753. T: Give us a symbol for what we can do to help her and on what lines. A: 456. (Mountain of Myrrh. Mystery of Sorrow.) T: Give us a Chinese symbol to confirm. A: ___ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ ___ [30] ( Sol of Sol.) [Saturday] May 18, 1918 [e.v.] 11.25 p.m. Wizard is there and everything is all right, but Wizard has very determined look. T: What is our special work for this week end? A: 358. There is something about Scorpio. T: I asked a Geomantic question this morning about `My Way' and got an answer from (Tipherath)<<( [Taphtartharath] )>>. Does the Wizard agree as to his answer? A: Aleph Ben Isham. ( = 514. Aleph= 111, Ben = 52 : = 163. Isham = 351. Sum of first 26 numbers means . . . . . Saturn and Leo, thus refers exactly to my way.) T: I asked a second question by Geomancy this morning. What is the answer to that? A: ``Cairo in ashes.'' T: I want a third answer (Question Zero) which I will ask in initials. l.a.t.n.m.e.a.a.? (Will Lola get communication from the A.'. A.'.?) A: ``Burn no bridges.'' T: s.a.e.h.n.n.r.n.? (Is Lola the fourth person in our Tetragrammaton?) A: ``Turn the wheel to the right,'' and see cornfield very clear, baskets of corn and a rattlesnake in cornfield. A: Ask Wizard to give a mystical name to the Rattle Snake. A: M A R Y Y V Sh H. ( = 571. T.'s not satisfied with this.) T: s.a.n.e.f.f.r.? (Is Lola in Temple of 4squared) A: Teth. T: Is the Rattlesnake an officer in the Temple? A: No, not an officer. T: What is it doing there? A: A (warning). T: Can you get a magical number of E[va] T[anguay] ? (Sheila) Goyla, suggests flowers and pleasant fields. T: Does 641 suggest a name? A[chitha]: Symbol of Dove on Ionic Column appears in connection with name. T: Is dove any colour? A: Light Dove Grey. T: I want Chinese symbol for Question 0. A: ___ ___ _ _ _ _ ___ ___ [61] Air of Water. Inmost sincerity. Also ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ ___ [42] ( Air of Fire. Addition, increase.) A: I see an egg with one end broken and hand inside. T: Give symbol in answer to Question 1. A: ___ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ [37] ( Air of Sol.) A: And I see a cricket. T: Get Taro symbol for same question. A: XVI. T: What does that Trump look like? A: Woman standing. T: Get a Court card. A: Princess of Wands. T: I want now an answer to Question 2. A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ _ _ [39] ( Moon of Earth. ? some doubt of this.) T: Ask what Hex[agram] this will develop into. A: _ _ ___ ___ ___ _ _ ___ [50] ( Sol of Air.) T: Will you give us a symbol of the general events of the week to come? A: Cow with a chrysanthemum at side of each horn. T: Give us a more definite symbol. A: ? 513. (not clear.) 57. T: I don't think you're getting this right Achitha. Invoke Wizard and ask him to put you right. A: ? ``Gimel.'' T: What is that in answer to? A: Means things will be clear in future. T: Now try and get general symbol for week. Rising or setting sun -- which is the word? A: Teth Yod Shin A M A R. ( = 561 = sum of 33 letters and their concealed mystery.) ___ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ _ _ ( Fire of Sol. = large abundant progress (Hex[agram] 55.) T: Give us name of Rattlesnake again. A: M A R Y Teth V Sh H. T: Try and get name for E[va] T[anguay]. A: D A R Ayin L A. ( = 306 = 17 x 18.) T: Question no 3. Will Bazedon come back to the Work? A: (L.N.E.K.O.E.K.) ``Lean upon it lightly.'' T: Question 4. A.t.v.p.w.a.m.c.w.m.o.m.n.s.i.t.t.p.? (Are the various people who appear merely candidates who may or may not succeed in taking their places?) A: 723. (nothing doing.) T: Ask Chinese symbol. A: I see Christ on the cross and = 3degree = 8square symbol. Question now asked in full. A: See Wizard as judge with two assessors who test every candidate. T: Are the plans announced by Wizard tentative or fixed? A: 7. (Means he has a divinely perfect plan whose execution depends on our ability and I imagine when we fall down he modifies his own ideas to suit our weakness.) [Saturday] May 25th, [1918 e.v.] Wizard looks a little serious -- grave. T: Thank him for abundant prosperity and ask nature of work for weekend. A: 78 and 75. (Translated by T. as Influence of Nuit or The Message of the Herald.) T: Try to get Chinese symbol for work of the week. A: ___ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ [37] ( Air of Sol = Family affairs.) T: Does this mean Tetragrammaton? A: Crane -- sign of Mars. I see an open door. Dark woman in blackness. 47. (In answer to Tetra[grammaton] and family idea. T. gets nothing from this number connected with the subject.) T: Ask him what object we should work for in Mass of H[oly] G[host] when next we wish to perform it. A: 762. (nothing. 381 x 2. May be taken to mean (Harmon).) T: Get Chinese symbol to confirm. A: _ _ ___ ___ _ _ ___ _ _ [50] ( Sun of Air. Concubine.) T: Ask for the general symbol for next week. A: Maltese cross. Bull's horns. Sheep's head. T: Get a number. A: 136. [Friday] May 31, [1918 e.v.] 10.35 p.m. Sun -- bayonet -- skull -- means death of something. T: General symbol for June. A: Gate with arched top. 83. ( = wave etc. Angel of 2 P[antacles]; Flee, dedicated.) T: What is in mind of 333? (333 silent.) A: 74. T: Give symbol of the decision. A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ [15] (Humility.) T: Give symbol of what will happen in consequence. A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ _ _ [39] ( Moon of Earth.) [Monday] June 3 [1918 e.v.] 5:00 Wizard smiling. Child Egg altar Wizard Tree Lion Arct[eon] 777 555 666 156 444 Earth Eagle Turtle Fire X. Strange man? Windram or Cowie? Probably will write this week. T: Message. A: 722. (The voice of the trumpet!) T: What call? A: 775. (= very vehement indeed.) T: What does it say? A: 687 3 x Aiwaz spelt in full T: What has Aiwaz to say? A: 47. (Fool; weeping; waves, fortress; clutch etc). ( 4 7 11 & 4 4.) T: Expand and explain. A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ [53] Air of Earth. Fortunate marriage, gradual advance, geese. T: Further message? A: 53. ( Stone, rock; Elihu; Angel of 9 P.; Sun, wall; (hung); lover.) T: General symbol for present week? A: ___ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ Air of Sun. 37. Fix family affairs. T: Financial symbol? A: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ Moon of yoni. 8. Help. T: Concerning 3 Dragons? A: _ _ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 44. Bold Woman (1st dragon). T: What do with it? A: _ _ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ ___ 56. Humility and integrity. Flatter, though! T: Second Dragon? A: ___ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ ___ Sol of Sol. 30. Docility. T: What do with it? A: _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ [53] Air of Earth. Marriage etc. (vide message above.) T: Third Dragon? A: ___ ___ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ Water of Water. 58. Pleasure -- still water. T: What do with it? A: _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ Fire of yoni. 16. Harmony, satisfaction. (Continual liason.) This is an astonishingly good description of Darola, Wesrun, and Olun, and sound advice in each case. [Monday] June 10th [1918 e.v.] 8:45 444 asking 555. Wizard as usual -- thoughtful. T: How is Bazedon? A: A little clearer -- stronger -- smiling a little -- looking towards 729. B[azedon]: Will I have mental strength to meet strains that are coming upon me? A: 437. Balm, balsam tree. T: How can I get this balm? 3)531 ____ 3)177 ____ 59 59 x 9 = Sex -- satisfaction.$AF010 T: In what way is this to be done? A: 271. Angel 2 dec[an] Sagittarius -- Lord of Great Strength = steady force and purpose. T: To what end? A: 87. (cf. entry of June 9 re 333.) B[azedon]: What is the character of my `conscious flying experience'? A: 327 = triple expansion of her sphere. B: Why can't I do it again? A: 563. Washing of hands. B: What should I wash my hands of? A: 734. = to bring forth = 2 x 367, homunculus. B: How can this be done? 5)765 ____ 3)153 ____ 51 x 15 = Devotion to Nuit. T: How is that devotion to be done? A: 263. Angel 2nd dec[an]; Earned success, 6 S[words]. 9 C[ups] = Karma Yoga (see 87 above). T: Explain this. A: _ _ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ ___ Sol of Earth. 56. Strangers. People travelling. Humility and integrity. B: What shall I do about the house on 24th street? A: ___ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ ___ [37] Use common sense. B: What practical steps should I take to devote myself to Nuit? A: 129. Pleasure, delight. T: What form should this take? A: 73. The Wise One ( i.e. 666) or The Camel ( i.e. 555). T: W.s.s.d.w.r.t.t.p.? (What should she do with regard to this person?) A: 429. A lion's whelp. Judgment, equity. T: What lion? A: 374 = 2 x 187 = Chokmah = 666 again. T: W.i.h.f.w.r.t.t.w.? (What is her function with regard to this whelp?) A: _ _ ___ ___ ___ _ _ ___ [50] Caldron etc. Cooling, preparing food etc., i.e. general protection. Finished 9:50. [Friday] June 14th [1918 e.v.] 12:26 at night. Wizard is very natural. I see ship sailing round on water. T: Give symbol for present attitude of Soror Bazedon towards work of Wizard. A: 538. T: Is she to (function) in the Temple? A: 234. (= Night Demon of 3rd dec[an] of Aquarius = [unstable] effort.) T: Is she a part of the Wizard's plan? A: 287. (Little. T[herion].) T: Give Chinese symbol describing her function. A: _ _ ___ ___ _ _ ___ _ _ [48] Moon of Air. (Symbol of Well etc.) T: Symbol for our correct attitude toward her. A: 437. (Balm, balsam tree.) T: Elucidate the Well symbol. A: XIV. = Temperance. T: Give symbol for her proper course of action. A: A G Ch H Teth. (231 = She should develop the masculine quality.) T: Give symbol for proper action in matters of leisure etc. A: 165. (Strength; To make them know; Nehema; Nemo; Angel 3 Wands; An assembly.) T: Give symbol of her practical actions in regard to them. What changes she is to make in consequence of belonging to the Temple? A: 132. (4 of Wands. To make waste and to receive. The 4 of Wands = perfected work, settlement, arrangement, completion.) [Sunday] 16 June [1918 e.v.] 9:00 P.M. Wizard very natural -- usual folk there. T: Symbol for next week? A: 245. (perfect man; gall; RVCh AL (Spirit of God).) T: Explain, please. A: 83 explains one side of it. (83 = dew, wave etc.) 74 explains rest (74 = ??? etc.) 83 = Gimel 74 = Lamied 33. Spring, fountain Perhaps all means the way is clear. T: Finance this week? A: ___ ___ _ _ ___ _ _ ___ 38. Disunion, family discord. Achitha makes this mean trouble but we get out. T: Any message? A: 873 = 3 x 291 = ( . . . ) etc. = 9 x 97 ( . . . ) (All ) ( . . . ) and ( . . . ) = Chesed. (Change coming of this type?) T: What about Chesed? A: 671 -- T: Does this mean our work bears fruit? A: 472. (Eventide shadows; Earth of Jesod. 6 x 6 x 6 x 2 = fixation of a foundation.) T: t.s.r.l.e.? (What is her Magical Name?) A: Alpathera. Laboratory -- basement and pipes all round, fungi growing, white and very pretty. ( . . . ) = 440 dragon -- perfect. 432 ((Eventide, shadow earth of Jesod )) is right addition 7 letters and behold a key T: What does this name mean? A: The Glory of Illusion. T: t.l.I.o.t.r.? (What shall I do about her?) A: Automobiles standing about in a town garage. Chinese place. T. getting opium. 174. (R.A. figure; Torches; his Splendour round about.) Queer animals guarding portal of A[chitha]'s visions. Cock's head, lion's body. T: t.s.r.n.? (What is her function?) A: 186. (Fades away at once.) (Qoph; ape; stumbling-block.) Ol! Altathiera zazare tofaa Miwela rono darala zabaa Re! Re! zacar tofaa marada Ata bewela to rafor rom kalom Bawa! Bawa! Ol! ata ludu to rafor balong Um -- zala mala tummri charlo (krory) <> Upala forlo marana palaa Bewala Rela ra tofor banaa Bawa! Bawa! Upmara rada tofagile kor Nara dala tofare caralor Mewa topi dodalare tomaa Utta bewale no ropi garaa Bawa! Bawa! Ol kore kore kunura coralo Bajil ke -- n -- Ol rafutala pilo Mawa bewala radara kolat Mawalado peruba korabat Bawa! Bawa! Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law Will = direct, straight line (as arrow) Euclid's straight line or right line is the shortest distance between two points. Thus right actually means right. All wrong is indication by definition -- as in wander, wanton, straight etc. Language itself bears witness to the Law. Wander -- wanton -- straight -- crooked -- connexion is Euclid's definition of a straight (right) line. Freudian! Wander suggests to our memorie ( . . . ) we read tThe Abuldiz Working. Copyright (c) O.T.O. O.T.O. P.O.Box 430 Fairfax, CA 94930 USA (415) 454-5176 ---- messages only. LIMITED LICENSE Except for notations added to the history of modification, the text in this file down to the next row of asterisks must accompany all copies made of this file. In particular, this paragraph and the copyright notice are not to be deleted or changed on any copies or print-outs of this file. With these provisos, anyone may copy this file for personal use or research. Copies may be made for others at reasonable cost of copying and mailing only, no additional charges may be added. ************************************************************************* An ACCOUNT of a Communication made to Fra. Perdurabo in 1904 - X. through the seer Ouarda is to be found in "The Equinox" No. VII of Vol. I. This Ouarda, disobedient unto her high calling, suffered in detail those things prophesied of her, and the final catastrophe, or an equivalent even more terrible, occurred on the 27th of September, 1911 - X. At least this catastrophe (dementia in its most hopeless form) precluded the possibility of her ever serving Fra. P. as a messenger from the Great White Brotherhood whom he serves. Of the occurrence of this catastrophe Fra. P. was ignorant until the 19th (I think, it may have been later, it was not earlier) of October. Late in the evening of the 11th October, within a few minutes of midnight, he was taken by the well-known "raconteur" Mr. Hener Skene, to the Savoy Hotel in London, and there introduced to a Mrs. Mary d'Este Sturges. The astrological figure for this hour is subjoined. (NB. not available) This astounding figure is unintelligible without a reference to certain previous figures. At Fra. P.'s birth Luna, Caput, and Neptune were culminating. Saturn in the 8th the only figure above the horizon. At Fra. P.'s first initiation (November 18, 1898 - X. about 6 P.M.) the same three were again alone in the heaven. At the Equinox of the Gods this again took place. At Fra. P.'s reception into the grade of Magister Templi this configuration was again seen. Mars was (I think) just risen. These figures are all subjoined here, and must astonish the astrological student.<<. Evidently the elevation of Saturn in the 10th House caused the violence of the final catastrophe. Note, too, (?) rising and (?) in the same degree of (?), as at his birth.>> Of this heavenly disposition Fra. P. was of course ignorant at the time; but he was in wise ignorant of the profound and occult emotion caused by the meeting, an emotion which was not peculiar to himself alone. On the 13th he took tea with the lady, and returning after dinner, did not leave the suite until he had expressed (however unworthily) the nature of his feelings. On the 14th he dined with her, and after partaking subsequently of chocolate and rolls, left for the North of England. He returned to the Savoy Hotel on the 29th, somewhat disturbed in his mind by the silence with which his letters to her had been treated, but, meeting her, forgave her, and passed several hours in her company, the parting being dictated by her being obliged to take the 11 o'clock train to Paris, on the morning of the 30th. He rejoined at lunchtime on the 14th of November at her flat in Paris, took her to Montparnasse on the night of the 18th and left Paris with her for Switzerland on the evening of the 19th. The night of the 21st was spent at the National Hotel, Zurich. At about midnight she was in a state of excitement, exhaustion, and hysteria so fierce and terrible as to be almost alarming to Fra. P. I must mention that he had hitherto regarded her only as a voluptuous and passionate woman of the world, or perhaps in part as a fellow-artist; no thought of her use in his occult work had ever crossed his mind. However, the state described, one little removed from that of an amorous but infuriated lioness, suddenly and without warning gave place to a profound calm hardly distinguishable from prophetic trance, and she began to describe what she was "seeing". Fra. P.'s old sceptical attitude had in no wise been weakened by the lapse of years; he attached no importance to, or interest (save artistic interest) in, what he regarded as a morbid phenomenon due to over-excitement of Bacchus and Eros, and he cannot particularize the order of the events now to be related, although he wrote them down an hour later when they assumed an occult importance. The lady had, I think, on the previous day (the 20th) `seen' in a dream the "head of the 5 White Brothers' who told her that `it was all right." << [P.S.]: Description of the room given by the seer this evening Nov. 28: A long narrow room, an attic. A.Position of Seer in Bed upon the Earth at Zurich. B.Raised platform within room. Here stood `adept' most of the time. C.Door leading to (?) D.Steps descending into room. (B) of these. E.Large mantle set obliquely; it had big iron "doors". F.Table, plain deal, much worn, very solid. G.Place on table where the book IV was placed. H. of `Turk'. J.Big double doors leading to abode of many demons. K. Against the wall is a blackboard, on which the adept wrote the symbol given below.>> This person now again appeared to her. He was an old man with a long white beard; in his hand he held a wand, and on his breast was a large "claw". On his finger was a ring; under a transparent "glass" top it had a white feather or "bird". Subsequently she described this as the feather of a "bird of Paradise", or something similar. His first counsel to the seer was "to make herself perfectly passive" in order that he might communicate freely. She then said that the 5 White Brethren were "turning red" and "Here is a book to be given to Fra. P. <> The name of the book is Aba, and its number IV.' It was the correspondence of the name and number (ABA = Aleph Beth Aleph = 4) that made Fra. P. think there might be something in the communication. In the room seen was also a black-headed "Turk" or "Egyptian" wearing a tarbush and a red sash; his name is "Jezel"(?) and he has one hand covered with crocodile skin. He is hunting this book; but (said the Ancient) Fra. P. will get it. <> There was a lot, too, about the Book VII; curious in view of the fact that the words ("[Liber] VII."V. 46) ``only by passive love shall he avail'' had sprung up in P.'s mind when she mentioned the old man's first command. P. then began to "challenge" the old man. The seer was not seeing clearly, and was terribly afraid of the whole business. He gave his name as Abuldiz. P. asked ``What about 78?'' and he replied that he was 78. P. asked ``What is 65?'' << 65 is ADNI.>> He said that P. was 65 and his age 1400. << In the `Sepher Sephiroth', unpacked at St. Moritz, 1400 is given as "ATh" Chaos (!) the Unknown God of Chokmah in "Lib[er] 418," and as "Thalath Rishin" the Three Heads!>> At some point or other he gave his symbol: IV 1400 78 1. "Water spring proceeding hence." I gave the P[ass] W[ord] of the Equinox "(K. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. )" at which he frowned. P. considered, and considers, these attempts at identification as entirely unsatisfactory. He promised to come and "make all clear" after 7 days at ll P.M., P. being told to invoke "as before" (Qy. "Bornless One" or "Horus".) It is curious that this new revelation should have come at the moment when "Liber Legis" was ready to be published; (in "Equin[ox]"VII.) and the proofs of the Horus invocation arrived on the very morning of the day when the invocation is to be made. P. will test this as follows: he will begin invoking by the "Bornless One" and if the seer gets nothing from this, and then does get something from "Horus", then. --- good. At St. Moritz P. had the following documents: (1)Thelema (this word in Greek) (2)Early book of invocation etc. containing the `Bornless One'. (3)Book of Dee's conjurations, etc. (4)MSS. of A.'. A.'. rituals and some minor MSS. (5)The "Sepher Sephiroth". (6)"The Canon" and first draft of lexicon. (7)No. VI of "The Equinox." (8)Proofs of "The Temple of Solomon [the King]" for "[The Equinox]" No. VII, including the Invocation of Horus used in 1904 - X. (9)The Invocation of Horus and the "Book of Results". (This only discovered on search. Why P. should have brought it is beyond conjecture, as it could have no possible use to him. Very curious.) Fra. P. told his mistress as much as possible during the week, in order to avoid questions as to what she could or could not have known. If the Brethren wish to communicate, they must make the proof certain beyond controversy. In the Salon of their suite at St. Moritz is a very large and tall mirror, just as there was in their flat at Cairo, where the previous revelation took place. They arrived at St. Moritz on Wednesday Nov. 22; on the next day the seer found that she had unreasonably brought a perfectly useless article from Paris. It was a robe. --- an abbai of blue and gold, precisely similar to that one bought for `Nuit' in the old rituals, save that there is a little red embroidery added. Fra. P. has here with him these magical implements: (1)The Wand of Ebony crowned with the Star Sapphire and the golden snakes. (2)The Robe of a Neophyte. (3)The shew-stone of graven topaz, a rosy cross upon a chain of gold and pearls. (4)The Bell of Electrum Magicum. (5)The Ring of that is hidden under N.O.X. The Seer will dress as indicated in "Liber Legis" I. 61., Fra. P. as is his custom. Incense of Abramelin will be burnt. The room will be ordered in balanced disposition with the Mirror as "East". The ritual of Hoor will be altered to suit the magical costume and arms of P. The invocation will begin at 10:45 P.M. This has been written up to date by Fra. P. with his own hand on the evening (6:30. -. 8:00 P.M.) of November 28, 1911 X = An. VII in 5 Degrees Saggitarius. [St. Moritz, Switzerland] The Record Continued 10:38 [P.M.] Entered, robed, kindled incense. 10:40 L.B.R. (Lesser Banishing Ritual) 10:45 Began the invocations: ``Thee I invoke, the Bornless One.'' 10:56 Have finished the "Bornless One", done with great vigour and good success on simple exoteric lines. 11:00 P. says: "Cujus nomen est Nemo, Frater A.'. A.'., adest. "(Seer spoke at same moment.) << Note: A. Tall mirror. B. Five chairs for the 5 Brethren. C. Octagonal table, tiles (5 x 5) + (4 x 4). = 41 squares in all. D. Large inlaid table. E. Chair for Fra. P. F. Screen. G. Curtained window. H. Door to small balcony. J. Door to hotel blocked by the couch. K. L. Furniture stored away here. M. Door to Seer's bedroom. N. Seer on floor facing mirror. On C. are P.'s weapons and books of invocation; incense and burner. On D. are P. a clock, symbol of Time, Q. electric lamp, symbol of space, R. writing materials; and S. the five books of Thelema (in Greek. >> Seer says the white man is here, and wants to know what I want. P[erdurabo]: Nothing: did I call him, or he me? S[eer]: ``He called you. .. .. .. but there is 77!''(See note supra) P: Why did he call me? A: To give you this book. P: How will it be given? A: By the Seer "(who complains she has no book)." P: Do you claim to be a Brother of A.'. A.'.? A: He has A.'. A.'. in black letters on his breast; but they are always running into a 7. P: What does A.'. A.'. mean? A: It means "ALL." P: Give a symbol or further meaning. A: "(S[eer])" A triangle with something. --- with horns. --- in it. Also a key. P: What kind of key? A: Ordinary wands, but (Fire Triangle) and (spirals) for ring. The Key of 31 "(He is showing numbers very fast)." P: Ask him to be slower and simpler. S: Three long "f"'s. A: I hold the blue. 11:10 P: Give further signs of your identity, "e.g." Are you Sapiens Dominabitur Astris? A: (S[eer]) I see nothing but a skull. <> P: Is Deo Duce [Comite] Ferro one of you? A: .. .. .. P: "Repeats." A: No. No: no longer. P: Do you know this word: "MAKASHANAH."? S: He writes it in "gold," and after it he puts a "black cross." P: "(spoken)" A Maltese X. "S. complains of somebody beside her, breathing on her. "P: Ask who breathes. " (I can see small elementals dodging about.)" S: The black man; he has now a white turban. P: Ask A. to send him away, unless he serves some purpose. S: "Banishes by 541 (a number given her against fear)." A: Let P. finish the word "B. A. L." P: "Balata?" Is that right? A: No. There's a sword after it. P: My Enochian is rusty. --- pardon. "Balatobe?" A: That is right. P: Finish the word "B. A. B." 11:21 A: "H. T. E." P: Try again. A: (? 1/2) H. T. 1/2." P: I want an intelligible significant word. S: "I. T. O"but that isn't what he said. He sticks to his "H. T. E" or something. A: Try Brethren. P: Exactly what I'm doing. Can he not give something that only I know, or something that not even I know, but can make out once he gives me the clue? A: Shews a black T-square and draws 3 lines through the long part, across so as to divide it into 4 parts. "(S. rather distressed.)" 1st "(top)" space marked 4, 2nd. 8, 3rd. 12, 4th. 0 "(Zero)" and that one P. must find out which it is. Through the T-square he draws a cross, so that if there were 2 T-squares it would make a square. His hand points to the free end, toward the Nuith. Ask me about 9. <<[P.S.]: 9 becomes intelligible now An XIV Sol in Saggitarius 9 "Degrees" = 2 "Square" is the Grade of a Magus. This Grade refers to Change. --- a `book of voyages'. Also. --- `a book of fools'. --- "The Book of Wisdom or Folly.">> P: Consider yourself asked. A: 9 is the number of a page in a book. P: What book? A: A book of voyages <<[P.S.]: Page 9 of the typescript of "Liber Aleph" contains these words: ``(The Will) but always travelleth it with thee upon thy Path, ready to acquaint thee with thy true Nature, if thou attend unto its Word, its Gesture, or its Show of Imagery.''>> P: We have none in stock. What book? A: A book of fools. P: What book of fools? A: P: What is on this page 9? S: Is there a book of saints? He shewed me the book (?) Book of Job.<> P: Let A. give S. a mystic name for P. to call her by. 11:40 A: S: I won't tell you. P: Please tell me. S: He says the name should be that of the 7th virgin, and I won't be a virgin. P: What is that name? "(I am having to repeat things a lot, and to wait. What is that name? What is that name? What is that name?)" S: 2 or 3 times he shewed me a V.I.. .. .. .. P: Is it Seer's fault or P.'s that these communications are so futile? Or his own? A: If you can translate 9 you will not find it futile. P: Well, how can I identify this book? A: .. .. .. P: Is there a copy in my possession now and here? A: No. P: Where can I find it? A: London. P: Probably. In my office? S: Are there black bookshelves in your office? P: Dark brown. S: No, black! P: I don't think so. S: The book is marked with a crown, and under XX1. P: Further details, please. "(P. goes to examine his private book of invocation which has a crown. On p.. 9 is an invocation of the "A. Seph. Am.") S: He shows another book with a blazing sun, and covers in gold. A: The "Book IV". Your instruction to the Brothers. P: Then I'm not to publish it? A: Gives silence sign. P: I understand by that that I am not to publish it. A: Never. Never never never never. But you are to find it. S: He shews gold ring with a (Fire Triangle) woven in it. P: Any letters? S: I don't believe he's said what he came to say at all. P: Let him dictate slowly and clearly his message. I will go and look for this "Book IV" if I have (. .. .. ) sufficient. 11:55 [P:].. .. .. Does he wish to go on with this very unsatisfactory conversation? A: Go to London, find "Book IV," and return it to the Brothers. P: Where is "Book IV?" A: In London. P: Where in London? A: "(S.)" Is there any place in London `Sign of the New Moon'?. --- you know. P: Probably dozens. A: Ask Hendersons. P: What will the contents of "Book IV" enable me to do? A: To finish the work begun (.. .. .. ). To point out a voyage. S: Is Henderson on Regent Street? P: I think so. S: Sees envelope with a Star and New Moon addressed to them. P: What do you know of Aequo Animo? S: He crosses his arms and bows his head, squatting. P: Can Aequo Animo find the "Book IV" for us? A: Yes (but he puts a big 1 after it.) P: Has he any further to say? I will write to Aequo Animo. S: Write T. H. 7/8. Z. I. G "(He has just written this)." A: When you get "Book IV" you'll know what the white feather means. Obey and return "Book IV" to the Brothers. 444. P: At what address? A: Where I sent a package of rituals. --- small books. P: When did I send such a package? A: 1894 "(!!!)" P: Is Non Omnius Moriar one of you? A: (S.) Don't believe him. P: That date!? A: (.. .. .. ) a brown paper package of small books. P: 396 Camden Rd.? A: No. P: 87 rue Mozart? A: No. S: Some number with a 7 in it. A: Your number (o seer!) is 7; but it's a bad number, so don't mark it down. S: Try 1904 for the date. P: D.D.S.? A: Yes. P: Mistley? (.. .. .. ). Manning tree? 12:15 A: Doesn't sound quite right. P: Can't you tell me the place? A: --- S. Pamberton? Someone who does clerical work for you will know address. (Maza?) The book is to be changed and then sent out again. It has been corrupted, and must be restored to its pristine glory. He will give you "(P.)" some letters: A. H. . L K or L. Y. Z 72 1 2. . 3. 4. 5. 6 87 Then a long line of zeros under a line. S. complains of fatigue, etc." P: Ask for another appointment. S: The 4th December, at between 7 and 9 P.M. P: Good-bye! A: 7777! Good-bye. "December 4th [1911 - X.] 9:00 P.M. Adsum! (S. drunk). "Seer sees 444. I'd better go to London at once and find the "Book IV." P: What about my (. .. .. .. )? A: You did receive something in the 7th month (. .. .. .. ) (97) and you've got to pay. P: Have I not paid? A: No. But you shall pay, and there will be such joy in the doing. S: (?) (. .. .. .. ) A: What have you done with 24 and the sign of the cross and the crown? Write as fast as you can; the 4th, 5th number, then the 3rd, then the 1st and 0 is greater than all; for 0 is the Circle and the Crown. (They're all sitting round the long table. Something in the middle. --- a book open. --- they are divided in opinion about something). P: How shall I get this "Book IV?" A: Waiting in London. P: I don't want the rational answer, I want the absurd. A: 1429. P: Enlarge on this. A: 10. --- It's all about water. "(. "i.e. Book IV "is.)" P: Tell me more. A: You disdained the ship I offered you. The ship was No.. 1.. 4. with the head of a negro, golden beak, breast white. In his, A.'s, hand a (wand) with golden spearhead. The feather was from a white dove in front of ship. Now P. steps in dressed in white. 29. --- read 29!. --- and 39! Don't waste time! 9:15 (I think S. should be excited (. .. .. .. ) by (. .. .. .. ). ) Read 69 (. .. .. .. ) 10:30 S. sees the crocodile hand. A. is now in black (. .. .. .. ) the room by the incense. His name is I AM. P: What is my name? A: KAM P: What is S.'s name? A: .. .. .. 7 Heb[rew] Characters. .. .. .. V. .. .. .. out of 3 letters of P.'s. P: Out of which name? A: Mystic Name. P: Which? A: Seventh (731) A. S. sees Starry Heaven. P: Your name? A: VIRAKAM. <> S: Do you want to know about the Sword? P: Yes. S: It's lying sheathed on table. P: Well? S: <<[P.S.]:This seems to refer to my O.T.O. inititation, where a chain with a cross was given me, also robes of an Academia Masonica. Note the 9 Degree = 2 Square symbolism here. There are two other Magi besides P. (666) on the earth.>> .. .. .. The Brothers are turning red on the 9th.. .. . White ball rolling on table from side to side. --- never falls.. .. . They're placing academic robes on P and a chain with a cross. They vote, 9 votes cast, 2 not cast.. .. . these two in same robes as P. (There are now 11 brethren). P: What do they vote about? S: Can't find out. .. .. . I wish you'd let me go.. .. . Bishop brought in to decide.. .. . Let me go. --- I can't understand it all. P: You have my sympathy. S: The white man says I must obey "all." P: Who is all? S: Almighty. P: Who is that? S: The Knower of All. P: Who is that? S: It's just a sunblaze.. --- Old man going to door, where is One Eye. P: Yes? S: He knocks with a sword. Opens it. Steps, up. Up he goes. People on steps not very visible.. .. . Afraid I'm useless. --- so much I'm missing. A: If you blind your eyes you will see; if you obey you will know. S: We "(A. and S.)" have come out where there's "nothing." I'm not afraid. Take me home. --- I want to be near you. "(S.. nearly crying.)" P: You are near me, sweet. S: They put black robe on me too, one like you have. Oh I'm afraid. "(Trembling all over and gasping.)". .. .. . Only one star!. .. .. . Oh if I only knew what it was!. .. .. . Under the feet of A. is skull and cross bones. P: Good. S: The cross bones form support of chair. Nobody in chair now.. .. . Somebody sitting cross legged in it. Bell on table.. .. . My old man only does what they tell him. --- just waits. .. .. . has ring on arm. .. .. . There's terrible enemy rising up for P. P: Who? S: Tall, smooth-faced, long face, hair brushed back, age 30. --- 40, 33 no! 34. P: Name? S: N.G.. --- N.G.B. (Bingham). Something ending in "ham." P: Birmingham? S: Yes it could be that. But you'll show him the white feather of the dove. .. .. . a quill. .. .. . dip in ink.. .. . Everybody's in black, heads covered, only eyes showing. They're all signing something in a book. 1st signs X.. .. .. . 2nd signs R. P: When next seance? S: He signs X. P: Meaning? S: I won't do it any more. Yes: I'll just obey. "(sobs)." P: When? S: 10th December at 9 P.M. P: Say "Vale, Frater." S. says it. A. goes off with a casket. S. comes back. "(No; she don't [sic])" Under casket lock is Latin written "Dix. i. m". or. "n" (very fine, just engraved in steel.) O.. X.. .. .. . figures like little men. P: Why not come back? S: I want to know what's in casket.. .. . They gave me a ring with cross. (They gave me a white sack before.) P: Come back; you've tried. S: I see lilies. S. says P. had a double Janus face when robe was put on. S. is convinced of the reality this time, much more than previous time. [ Sol Sunday] December 10 [1911 - X.] 8:40 P.M.I have arranged the room ceremonially as before; but will recite the Invocation of Hoor as in Egypt, beginning at 8:50. 9:15 Did this. Near beginning Stone of Wand flew out, and was lost. 9:18 P. "Nemo adest. 9:19 S.'s body is being turned around to face P. "(This astrally)" S. is going to high door (of a temple) always towards left. Two high carved figures at door, one each side. Inside is nothing but a great Vault, bottomless; but now a white figure is sitting in middle on a raised thing. P: Where's your old man? S: I don't know. This figure holds up its left hand; thumb standing out very straight, on it he balances a chain. He has black rod and points to lines of his own hand. A blue glass covers his palm. There are lines through glass. --- 6 lines, and at each point are different figures, "e.g." a man on horseback, a very black bird. P: Ask him ``Where is old man?'' S: Beside me. P: What is his real message? "(S. keeps on being turned to left.)" P: "(repeats)." P: Does he want you to go to left? S: Something's wrong: I don't know what. I don't see him. "(Thinks she's been really pushed.)" S: "(repeats above.)" I'm in desert. Can't you clear it up? P: Aiwass! Aiwass! Aiwass! Aiwass! Aiwass! Aiwass! --- "Long pause. --- 9:32 S. repeats: "Something wrong etc. "Long pause. --- S. repeats again." P: Abuldiz! Abuldiz! Abuldiz! Abuldiz! Abuldiz! Abuldiz! Abuldiz! S: Big black door. P: Go through it. S: Closed. P: Break it open! S: All black. --- a cloth now. Hooded man in & guards door. P: Push him away. Give some sign. S: I should have something on my head. P: Put on that white bandage "(astral)." S: I can see nothing. I can do nothing. If only old man were here! P: Why isn't he? S: Is this right hour? P: Yes. Perhaps you've done something wrong! S: Now I see first room filled with figures in black robes and folded arms, faces hooded. P: Is old man there? S: Sure, if I could only get to him. P: Call his name. S: They're not near me as usual. P: Ask why. S: .. .. . I think my friend is here now.. .. . So indistinct.. .. . Something wrong with "me." P: Ask forgiveness; ask what you're to do to get right. S: I'm to obey. P: In what have you disobeyed? S: Faith. P: Faith in what? S: Faith in all. I haven't taken the 20 steps (I can't do it: I'm ready to die: I can't hear or understand. I want to go away.) P: Is there anything you can do to put it right? S: I can do nothing, dear. P: Is that what they tell you? S: To wait. P: Anything else? S: ``Your "(i.e. S.'s)" part is to serve.'' P: Serve whom? S: The purpose. P: Whose purpose? S: P.'s. P: What is my purpose? S: To bring the Light. P: Amen. What can you do to aid that? S: Obey. P: But I do not wish to command. S: The way shall be made clear. We shall be taken by the hand and guided and can make no mistakes. P.'s cloak shall cover you. "(i.e. S. is to do something that's meant for P. to do.)" 9:58 P: Shall we R to (Peh) or (Yod)? "(Go to France or Italy?)" S: (Yod). (I saw candlestick with 3 candles) "(Italy)." P: Shall we be 412, 73, or 434? "(i.e." 2, 3, or 4)." S: 73. P: A. how many R's of E? "(after [how many] Revolutions of Earth?)" S: 7 (and a 7 and then it passed away.) Now I see a 9. P: Is 200 - 200 right? "(Raymond Radclyffe)." S: "(202 I see)" Yes. But there's a good deal of doubt about it. Finally yes. P: This is very important: please make sure. S: Y. -. S. -. S. P: Will he swear that by the body of Nuit? S: He doesn't want to. P: Is that because it seems to be a material affair? S: Yes. P: Then will he swear it by the head of Ra-Hoor-Khuit? S: Yes. P: Is the doubt really in his mind, or in yours or mine? S: Not in his. P: Is it in yours? S: Yes. You can be assured. P: That's very nice of him. Shall we do a M.R. and p. MMM? "(Magical Retirement and practise High Magic?)" S: Yes. P: By M? "(the Sea)." S: I see a T. P: In 246? or near it? "(Rome)." S: 247. P: "(aside)" 50 + 1 + 80 + 30 + 5 + 60. = 216 "(Naples)." 20 + 1 + 80 + 200 + 10 = 311 "(Capri)." P: 216 or 311? S: 311. P: Then not 247? "(oh, I see! ``246 and beyond''.)" S: 4 is very important. P: Will he make another appt.? S: They have something to tell you; they're all in white now. P: Please tell. S: Something about `Sepher Sephiroth'. P: What? S: I saw 2 white I's, 11 then a quite separate 7. Try every 7th number. P: Beginning from which? S: From 11. P: I will. I want you to strengthen the bond between you and these people. S: How? By promising obedience? By taking oath? P: Would that help? S: They show me (Fire Triangle) with spot in centre. P: Is it a spot? Look again. S: A crown. P: Look again. S: It's red. P: See thing in centre clearly. S: A cross. P: Look once more. You said a spot? S: .. .. .. A rose?. .. .. .. An eye! P: Good; very good! When shall we see them again? S: The 11th (no: it can't be. I don't want to see them again till I see them more clearly.) P: Obey! S: I swear it. Old man will come alone tomorrow at 7. P: Can't he make it a more convenient hour, such as 10? S: Yes, 10. P: Does he want me to invoke as tonight? S: Be better prepared. Use the holy rite. P: Which holy rite? S: You use that for initiation. P: You mean the opening? S: Yes. P: Very good. "Vale, Frater." What shall I do to Seer? Shall she be 391 "(normal)" or under C H O 2 6 or 31? "(Dr[ams] 4)". S: 6280 (meaning C H O)" 2 6 P: After the due performance of the Rites of Venus? S: Ay, verily! P: "Vale, Frater!" After ceremony P. went out: S. saw him with 4 eyes and a balance in his mouth. In hand something. --- right foot raised. From eyes shoot 4 figures. [Monday] December 11th [1911 - X.] 9:30 Seer being excited by a half bottle of Pommery 1904, and by Eros, opened T[emple] by "[Liber] 671." Toward end S. cried ``The Beast!'' amid her groans. It is now 9:49. 9:50 S: The Beast has come in here. He opens his mouth. Many characters come therefrom. --- J or I and then Uranus. He says, ``You shall go on till the end''. P: Describe the Beast. S: Great God!. .. .. . He's tremendous. Like an oxen "(!!!)" and between his two horns lies another curled horn. "(Groans)" It comes down over his face. The half of his right foot is white.. .. . It's an arrow, and below the arrow is letter V. I. only want The Truth, The Truth, The Truth. P: What is his name? S: I think it's Uranus. --- (. .. .. .. ) Eros maybe. "(S. becomes quite unintelligible)." He has a gilded hoof. (Old man and all brethren in white are here.) They've all their hands on same bar in shape of U. Their hands are mailed. 9:58 You may ask what you like tonight.. .. . 47 or 477. P: What is your real name? S: Ura, and then flashing in a flame 207. .. .. . I see Surt (Ora). .. .. . I always see Crown and Cross.<> 10:00 (S. again inaudible)." I am to serve and he is a master who can command. O.H.O. <<[P.S.]: O.H.O. is the Title of the Brother who initiated me to O.T.O.> P: Meaning? S: Initiation. P: Who's he? S: You "(P.)" must make the test. P: Test of whom? S: Of the one to be. .. .. . Absolutely! P: Does (Vau) follow (Yod-He). ? "(Will there be a son?)" S: No. P: Does (He (Hebrew)) follow? "(or a daughter?)" S: No. P: Will Pi get Lamda of Lamda? "(love of this life "i.e. "L.W.)" S: It comes. It's poised. P: Will N. do what he proposed? S: He has. P: Not yet, surely! S: He has. The deed is father to the thought. P: What will happen to R.? (. .. .. .. ) S: He will act rightfully as in the past. P: Then he is only a fool? S: He counts for his weight only. P: Tell me about this "Book IV" or "Aba." S: It's the most important. You'll find it unexpectedly. P: (When) S: Wait! Be patient! Work! Deny nothing! The simplest things mean most. You're on the way. The "Book IV" means freedom to all. It's the Light. P: When shall I next meet a Brother in the flesh? S: When you know him! He's waiting for you. Know him by crossed hands. He too has a ring. <<[P.S.]: This again is true of the O.H.O. both as to the Sign and the Ring.>> Wait! Wait! Wait! We are with you. Your work is not yet done. Out of your life shall come many. There are three bars to cross (. .. .. .. ) (Sacrifice ? France). --- I can't make it out. By the blood of (Oedipus!) "(S. unintelligible)." On thy feet shall hoofs be added for speed. Because of the Great Way to go. Scorn not the means. Ask what you will. But remember they are all there. <<[P.S.]: S[eer] left me in Naples (1), London (2), "______". ? (3).>> P: "(Is last night's instruction to be punctually executed?)" S: Yes: but move. Ask again. There are great events happening and you are too doubtful; have confidence. P: "(May we alter the instruction of last night?)" S: No. .. .. . 29. You are the test. Obey. She serves. P: When shall we speak again with him? S: To-night if you will you can know all. Only ask clearly. All are here; the 11, the 5 and the 6. P: What is the meaning of ``106 seasons''? S: Equals 6. .. .. . 7 or 671. P: Yes: but what period of the time of earth? S: The tenth. P: 10th what? S: Aeon. (I see 3 "x"'s and "x y"). P: Is P. the L[ogos] of the A[eon]? S: He's the D. of the A. I see Retirement written. P: What does D. stand for? S: 0417. He shall be the 4th of the 11. P: Am I right in my guess? "(D. for Darmion)." S: No. Wait. Wait. Wait. You will have proof. P: What does D. stand for? S: For 4 in 11. P: Isn't it a word? S: Yes. P: What word? S: The sign. P: What sign? S: (Fire Triangle) That's all. I'm tired. <> P: When are we to see them again? S: Oh God! I hope never! I'm dead. I'm dead. .. .. . I won't tell you. I won't. I'm tired. I won't be here on the 13th. I'm going away. I won't "(ad liber) (Screams and groans and sighs)." The chain's woven all but the last 3 links. P: At what hour on the 13th? S: 9. P: Then "Vale, Frater. S.V.A.T." Hadit. 10:26 Previous to the Orgie and Incantations, S. was lying drunk on the sofa; the 11 came to her and gave her mystic gifts, one knowledge, another power, another wisdom, etc. and said it was all for the Cause. They sealed the gifts "basiculo ad cunnum." The last one said, ``I'll bring you the seed from which fruit shall come.'' "December 13th [1911 - X.] No ceremony. 9:06 P.M.(This is actual 8:59 "circa.") Ready. 9:07 P.M.Nemo Adest. 9:10 Seer ready. P: Is Ab-ul-Diz there? S: Has been here for some time. P: Will he answer questions? S: Yes. P: C.A.e.? "(Can Anna come?)" S: C.A.? P: n.n.e.? "(Can Preston come?)" S: Yes: always and O.F. Faith "(3 times.)" P: n.a.c. "(Can Anna come?)" S: No. (Tonight there'll be trouble. I feel it.) P: Why? S: Lack of faith. If only you'd believe and go straight etc. P: Who is doubting? S: You. P: Not at all. S: Yes. P: You, o seer, have doubted. S: "(General assertion of faith.)" Prove me. P: I tried you. S: 3. .. .. . 2. P: I tested your faith several times. S: The answer is X.X.X.1.A.A. and you never tried the supreme test. P: W.K.g.i.h.p.? "(Will Kundry g[ive] up her p[earls]?)" S: No: not yet. P: What will happen in that case? S: What happened to you before. P: Ah God!. --- Is it too late? S: No. Not too late, but too little faith. P: Take these in your hand. "(P. gave S. the [pearls].)" S: Why?. .. .. . They've disappeared, there's nothing left; they no longer exist.. .. . Never mind: I'm at home with them; "(. "i.e.". the Brothers)" how well they know!. .. .. . Begin his name with last letter; write it otherwise and add 22. Begin with. .. .. . ZIDLUBA add 22. Oh, mother! "(a noise)". P: What have you done? S: I've thrown away the p[earls]. I was quite right. He tells me so. If you can't give me spiritual gifts and things of value I don't need any. I don't need pearls; I need light. P: What shall be done with the pearls? S: Nothing; they're of no value. Understand; for God's sake understand. You must ask such questions differently. P: S.t.p.b.s.t.V.? "(Shall the pearls be sent to V.V.V.V.V.?)" S: Wait: and know. You were answered this question before. P: B.n.? T.s.s.s. "(But now? They stir up strife.)" S: Yes: are "you" ready to serve? P: Have I not served? S: Not completely. P: What remains for me to give up? S: The Unknowable. There are seven stars. (7 "x"'s) 5 you have past; 2 are ready. 1 you hold now in the form of a cross. Now ask what you will. All help is ready. Are you ready to serve? Ask what proof you will. P: Yes. M.w.t.A.w.u.? "(May we take Anna with us?)" S: A man on a journey. P: Yes or no? S: Yes. P: M.w.t.P.a.w.? "(May we take Preston as well?)" S: Yes. P: But you said otherwise before. Why this change? S: Lack of faith. P: We swear to obey whatever you order in this matter. A.w.t.b.t.o.f.? "(Are we to be three or four?)" S: To go? P: Yes. T. or F.? S: Ask in another way. P: The Moon or the Empress? S: Ask it differently. P: (. .. .. .. ) The shape or the numeration? "((. .. .. .. ) of (. .. .. .. ) S: The Enumeration. P: Why have you altered your mind? I.i.f.k.f.K.? "(Is it from kindness for Kundry?)" S: No.. .. . My God, they seem to say lack of faith, lack of faith, lack of faith! I think there's a journey all prepared, etc. P: M.K.d.a.s.w.? "(May Kundry do as she will?)" S: Yes. P: Then it's of no importance? S: Yes. "(. "i.e." it is of importance.)" P: And success depends on the wisdom of Kundry? S: On love!. --- On love! They've come to help and not to hinder. They show always the sign 11.. .. . There's no fear about me! P: N.w.w.a.m.? "(Need we worry about money?)" S: Have faith! Have faith! Have faith! Read the sign of the Moon! "(. "i.e." as long as we love we needn't worry.)" 9:45 Moon semi-square Venus They have me seated on centre of table. P: S.I.s.t.(. .. .. .. )a.u.f.o.? "(Shall I send the (. .. .. .. ) away until further orders?)" S: (Wait!) P: S.I.h.t.i.a.c.p.? "(Should I hide them in a consecrated place?)" S: W.t.c.? "(With the c(. .. .. .. )" S: Yes: That will do. P: W.K.t.s.a.o.? "(Will Kundry serve truly and obey?)" S: Yes. P: Raise your hand and swear it. S: I swear to serve truly and to obey. P: Will you allow anything to interfere? S: Nothing. P: It is recorded. --- (. .. .. .. ) S.w.t.P.i.t.s.o.t.B.? "(Shall we take Preston into the secrets of the Brotherhood?)" S: No. P: Very good. S: Have you complied with all regulations? P: No. S: Why not? P: Kundry is too proud to be a mere Probationer. S: (All is expected of you). It's not necessary. X! X! X! = 30. P: Then why complain of my not keeping regulations? S: To test you. P: Yes: I had admitted Kundry to all knowledge necessary and will admit her further as may seem useful. I ask W.i.h.r.g.?"(What is her real grade?)" S: 4 Degree = 7 Square P: Will it please you if I admit her formally to that grade? S: Yes. P: Give me a sign of authorization. S: V. P: One V.? S: Either 5 or 6. P: Give the sign of V.V.V.V.V. S: Looks like "God" or "All." P: I want a symbol. S: The Eye!. .. .. . What's L.V.? (the L. reversed). P: I.C.t.p.f.o.m.r.? "(Is Capri the place for one magical retirement?)" S: I see after it 42. P: That means no? S: I see V.I. (I. illuminated) V.I.X. or V.I.Z. P: No? S: No: not no. P: Then it means yes? S: I'm afraid it does mean no. (I'm in a scale being weighed against nothing. This because P. said the question was a trifle. "To serve" is my motto.) P: I.n.C.,w.? "(If not Capri, where?)" S: You were answered that two years ago; but now they can tell you for certain; it has P.A.X. after it, or 1600. Resh, Shin, Mem = 1600. P: Do you wish Abuldiz to be your teacher or master? S: Oh yes! He is my master. P: Will you write his name: is his handwriting on the form of the Probationer? S: (I.R.I.S.) "(S. signs this form.)" P: Concerning your motto, is it to be in English, or if not, in what language? S: (I.V.A.H.) <<(I.V.A.H.O.)>> P: What does it mean? [S:] My motto is simply ``I serve''. P: In English or Latin. etc? S: It doesn't matter: it means the same thing. Virakam is the name. P: Virakam means ``I serve''? S: I don't know. P: Ask them what Virakam means. S: I serve the Light. I tend the Light. Only believe. I do believe. I here sign my name as faithful to this revelation and obedient to it. "(sig. Mary d'Este Sturges Virakam)". P: When will Abuldiz again speak with us? S: On the 5th, in the morning; you will know why.. .. . "(I think on awakening.)" P: The 5th day from now? S: I don't know. P: Ask. S: The 19th. P: Right. S: But it will be different. All so beautiful, and you will know why. No need of champagne! They make a peculiar little sign on going "(I couldn't quite catch this sign. Something between Q.X. and H.P.K.)" P: .. .. .. "Valetes, Fratres!" Arise! S: They give a number as they go away. --- 400. A terrible bad number, but it was meant for me! 10:20 P.M. December 19th [1911 - X.] 10:00 P.M.The old man says he's been waiting since 7 a.m. P: May I ask as before? S: Begin with zero. P: I always do and end with it. S: There is no end. P: There doesn't seem to be even much middle. S: There are two columns upright. P: I know their names. Q K.A.M. O A P: I have begun with zero, indeed, now may I go on? S: Yes, after A. All is ready; are you ready? P: Yes. W.i.K.t.d.a.P.? "(What is K[undry] to do about Preston?)" S: The question was answered yesterday. Wait, and see further. P: C.m.? "(Concerning money?)" S: 29. P: Explain this further. S: It explains itself. P: Yes, to me, but not to Virakam. S: She must believe you. P: I refuse to ask her to do so, as contrary to my system of scepticism. S: You're wasting time; she is ready. Why do you doubt?. .. .. . Out of 96. P: (Wisdom) Because S. varies. S: Not really. Have faith. P: Then will S. make a definite plan and act on it at once? S: No. It's being made. We are making it. P: Then what is it? S: Wait. Why can't you see clearly? Remember 444. P: But this matter must be settled within 12 hours. S: It's been settled, absolutely. P: Then what is it? S: Understand. .. .. . Can't you remember? P: No. S: All or nothing. (1000)<<(1500)>> No doubt. P: W.V.a.a.o.? "(Will Virakam act at once?)" S: Yes. P: Swear it. S: We swear by 3. P: Will V. understand this on reading records? S: Virakam is white``(2)'' P: Yes; but will she understand? S: Read the meaning of white. Her colour is blue. P: N.w.a.t.V.? "(Now what about the Villa?)" S: What you will. Patience; there is danger of health. P: H.o.f.? "(Here or further?)" S: No. "(insists on this.)" You asked wrongly. P: H.? "(Here?)" S: Where? P: R.? "(Rome?)" S: No. P: N.? "(Naples?)" S: Yes. "(you only muddle yourself.)" P: W.? "(When?)" S: Why?. .. .. . The chain is broken. P: Is V. to work herself, or only to help P.? S: Ask so that I can't tell. I see a pale green light. --- green and yellow. Virakam is to work, to serve. Her path shall be made plain. --- across waters. Hold her hand. Something's meant by that; you'll know what. X.X.X. They offer you a red hood of some kind. The old man has a gavel in his hand. (C. O. R. I. N. E).Picture of a fish, round whose tail is a wreath. P: Ask for his blessing. S: He will give you some advice. P: Ready. S: To-morrow you will find what you seek; you will know, for he will be with you and give you the sign. Don't hesitate and don't worry, bring forth the fruits. The way is paved, and the stairs slanted. Don't be afraid. Make the sign in answer. Till to-morrow. P: Good-bye! S: There is no good-bye. There's work to be done; I'm always ready. Don't struggle. Accept and believe Abuldiz. "(He holds his finger to one eye, which means, Close your eyes and see.)" P: Yes. S: Yes. P: When see you again? S: To-morrow. P: Evening? At what time? S: 7 to 9. .. .. . 10! P: All right. "Wake up!" o wander to love. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------