PRAYERS AND PROPHECIES
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
There is not, throughout the whole book called the Bible, any word that describes to us what we call a poet, nor any word that describes what we call poetry. The case is, that the word prophet, to which latter times have affixed a new idea, was the Bible word for poet, and the word prophesying meant the art of making poetry. It also meant the art of playing poetry to a tune upon any instrument of music.
We read of prophesying with pipes, tabrets, and horns–of prophesying with harps, with psalteries, with cymbals, and with every other instrument of music then in fashion. Were we now to speak of prophesying with a fiddle, or with a pipe and tabor, the expression would have no meaning, or would appear ridiculous and to some people contemptuous, because we have changed the meaning of the word.
We are told of Saul being among the prophets, and also that he prophesied; but we are not told what they prophesied, nor what he prophesied. The case is, there was nothing to tell; for these prophets were a company of musicians and poets, and Saul joined in the concert, and this was called prophesying.
–Tom Paine, The Age of Reason
- Ave Babalon: A prayer to Our Lady with a traditional structure.
- Anima Therion: Another prayer in a well-worn groove.
- Collect: An eleven-line verse based on the Collects of the Gnostic Mass.
- Nike Babalon: Based on a tantric hymn.
- Eleven Injunctions: A series of prayers.
- Song to Iao: A Discourse composed for a Liturgy of the Word of the Law.
- Cult of the Gnostic Ass: Two onolatrous prophecies.
- On Cue: An esoteric prophecy.
- The Concealment of the Graal: A cryptic prophecy.
- Holy Trinity: A prophecy of Ra-hoor-khuit, considered as a threefold composite.
- Fourfold Word Song: A lyric composed for the Unknown Rivers choir.
- Hymn 418: Another lyric for Unknown Rivers, based largely on the ritual of the Star Sapphire.
- The Law of the Fortress: A lyric to tie up some Lutheran loose ends.
- Sonnet for Sphinx: Prophecy of a priest in love.
- Song for Scarlet Woman Camp: Celebrating a local Thelemic community.
- A Magick Rosary: A device and praxis for mantrayoga.
- Exercitia Abrahadabra: Prayerful meditations relating to the Third Chapter of Liber Legis.
- Artaudian Incantation: Magically restored, and paraphrased in English
- The Holiest of All Mantras: From the Stele of Revealing.
Love is the law, love under will.
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