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                                  LIBER III

                                 VEL JVGORVM






                     A ∴ A ∴ Publication in Class D.
                                 Imprimatur:
                         D.D.S. 7 = 4 Praemonstrator
                         O.S.V. 6 = 5 Imperator
                         N.S.F. 5 = 6 Cancellarius



{Illustration facing page 11.

"ARATRUM SECURUM"
"(Fra ---- after one week avoiding the first person.  His fidelity is good;
his vigilance bad.  Not nearly good enough to pass).

   This is composed of two photos of the forearms of a man.  The upper shows
the undersides, right over left with many radial cuts visible on the left
under wrist area.  The second shows the backs of the forearms, right above
left, the elbows and a bit of the upper arms with some rolled up sleeves.
There are many scratches visible in the second photo.




                                  LIBER III

                                 vel JVGORVM.

                                      0

   0. Behold the Yoke upon the neck of the Oxen!  Is it not thereby that the
Field shall be ploughed?  The Yoke is heavy, but joineth together them that
are separate --- Glory to Nuit and to Hadit, and to Him that hath given us the
Symbol of the Rosy Cross!
   Glory unto the Lord of the Word Abrahadabra, and Glory unto Him that hath
given us the Symbol of the Ankh, and of the Cross within the Circle!
   1. Three are the Beasts wherewith thou must plough the Field; the Unicorn,
the Horse, and the Ox.  And these shalt thou yoke in a triple yoke that is
governed by One Whip.
   2. Now these Beasts run wildly upon the earth and are not easily obedient
to the Man.
   3. Nothing shall be said here of Cerberus, the great Beast of Hell that is
every one of these and all of these, even as Athanasius hath foreshadowed.
For this matter1 is not of Tiphereth without, but Tiphereth within.   {11}


                                      I

   0. The Unicorn is speech.  Man, rule thy Speech!  How else shalt thou
master the Son, and answer the Magician at the Right Hand Gateway of the
Crown?
   1. Here are practices.  Each may last for a week or more.
   alpha . Avoid using some common word, such as "and" or "the" or "but"; use a
paraphrase.
   beta . Avoid using some letter of the alphabet, such as "t", or "s". or
"m"; use a paraphrase.
   xi . Avoid using the pronouns and adjectives of the first person; use a
paraphrase.
   Of thine own ingenium devise others.
   2. On each occasion that thou art betrayed into saying that thou art sworn
to avoid, cut thyself sharply upon the wrist or forearm with a razor; even as
thou shouldst beat a disobedient dog.  Feareth not the Unicorn the claws and
teeth of the Lion?
   3. Thine arm then serveth thee both for a warning and for a record.  Thou
shalt write down thy daily progress in these practices, until thou art
perfectly vigilant at all times over the least word that slippeth from thy
tongue.
   Thus bind thyself, and thou shalt be for ever free.           {12}


                                      II

   0. The Horse is Action.  Man, rule thou thine Action.  How else shalt thou
master the Father, and answer the Fool at the Left Hand Gateway of the Crown?
   1. Here are practices.  Each may last for a week, or more.
   alpha . Avoiding lifting the left arm above the waist.
   beta . Avoid crossing the legs.
   Of thine own ingenium devise others.
   2. On each occasion that thou art betrayed into doing that thou art sworn
to avoid, cut thyself sharply upon the wrist or forearm with a razor; even as
        1 ("I.e." the matter of Cereberus).
thou shouldst beat a disobedient dog.  Feareth not the Horse the teeth of the
Camel?
   3. Thine arm then serveth thee both for a warning and for a record.  Thou
shalt write down thy daily progress in these practices, until thou art
perfectly vigilant at all times over the least action that slippeth from the
least of thy fingers.
   Thus bind thyself, and thou shalt be for ever free.


                                     III

   0. The Ox is Thought.  Man, rule thou thy Thought!  How else shalt thou
master the Holy Spirit, and answer the High Priestess in the Middle Gateway of
the Crown?
   1. Here are practices.  Each may last for a week or more.
   alpha . Avoid thinking of a definite subject and all things connected with
it, and let that subject be one which commonly occupies much of thy thought,
being frequently stimulated by sense-perceptions or the conversation of
others. {13}
   beta . By some device, such as the changing of thy ring from one finger to
another, create in thyself two personalities, the thoughts of one being within
entirely different limits from that of the other, the common ground being the
necessities of life.2
   Of thine own Ingenium devise others.
   2. On each occasion that thou art betrayed into thinking that thou art
sworn to avoid, cut thyself sharply upon the wrist or forearm with a razor;
even as thou shouldst beat a disobedient dog.  Feareth not the Ox the Goad of
the Ploughman?
   3. Thine arm then serveth thee both for a warning and for a record.  Thou
shalt write down thy daily progress in these practices, until thou art
perfectly vigilant at all times over the least thought that ariseth in thy
brain.
   Thus bind thyself, and thou shalt be for ever free.



{14}

        2 For instance, let A be a man of strong passions, skilled in the
          Holy Qabalah, a vegetarian, and a keen "reactionary" politician.
          Let B be a bloodless and ascetic thinker, occupied with business
          and family cares, an eater of meat, and a keen progressive
          politician.  Let no thought proper to "A" arise when the ring is
          on the "B" finger, and vice versa.