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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
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The Official Organ of the O.T.O.
Deus est Homo
Vol. III No. III
An I x Sol in Libra
SEPTEMBER MCMXXXVI E.V.
Issued by the O.T.O.

A∴ A∴ Publication in Class E.

A PARAPHRASE OF THE INSCRIPTIONS UPON
THE OBVERSE OF THE STELE OF REVELLING

Above, the gemmèd azure is
The naked splendour of Nuit;
 She bends in ecstasy to kiss
The secret ardours of Hadit.
 The wingèd globe, the starry blue
 Are mine, o Ankh-f-n-Khonsu.

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 showed!
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 kill me!

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 Nuit!
Bid me within thine House to dwell,
 O winged snake of light, Hadith!
 Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit!


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A PARAPHRASE OF THE HIEROGLYPHS OF THE
11 LINES UPON THE REVERSE OF THE STELE

Saith of Mentu the truth-telling brother
Who was master of Thebes from his birth:
 O heart of me, heart of my mother!
O heart which I had upon earth!
 Stand not thou up against me as a witness!
Oppose me not, judge, in my quest!
 Accuse me not now of unfitness
Before the Great God, the dread Lord of the West!
 For I fastened the one to the other
With a spell for their mystical girth,
 The earth and the wonderful West,
When I flourished, o earth, on thy breast!

The dead man Ankh-f-n-Khonsu
Saith with his voice of truth and calm:
 O thou that hast a single arm!
O thou that glitterest in the moon!
 I weave thee in the spinning charm;
I lure thee with the billowy tune.

The dead man Ankh-f-n-Khonsu
Hath parted from the darkling crowds,
 Hath joined the dwellers of the light,
Opening Duant, the star-abodes,
Their keys receiving.
 The dead man Ankh-f-n-Khonsu
Hath made his passage into night,
 His pleasure on the earth to do
Among the living.

 

CONTENTS

The Summons

A Summary

LIBER AL vel LEGIS
Sub Figura
CCXX
as Delivered by XCIII=418
to
DCLXVI

GENESIS LIBRI AL

In the Book of the Law we find in the 3rd chapter and the 39th to the 41st verse an instruction to issue a book to say how this Revelation was obtained, with certain details with regard to the style in which it is to done.

It has hitherto been impossible to comply with this injunction, although an attempt was made in "The Temple of Solomon the King". We now proceed to do so; the subject divides itself into Eight Chapters.----[Ed.]

Chapter 1: The Boyhood of Aleister Crowley
Chapter 2: Adolescence: Beginnings of Magick
Chapter 3: Beginnings of Mysticism
Chapter 4: The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage.
Chapter 5: The Results of Recession
Chapter 6: The Great Revelation
Chapter 7: Remarks on the method of receiving Liber Legis, on the Conditions prevailing at the time of the writing, and on certain technical difficulties connected with the Literary form of the Book.
Chapter 8: Summary of the Case