“Then was I shewn the Mystery of the Words: how in the first period of recorded history men thought that life came from Woman alone, and worked by the Formula of Isis, worshipping Nature chaste and kindly, not understanding Death, or the Arcanum of Love.

So, when the time was ripe, appeared the Brethren of the Formula of Osiris, whose word is I A O; so that men worshipped Man, thinking him subject to Death, and his victory dependent upon Resurrection. Even so conceived they of the Sun as slain and reborn with every day, and every year.

Now, this great Formula being fulfilled, and turned into abomination, this Lion came forth to proclaim the Aeon of Horus, the crowned and conquering child, who dieth not, nor is reborn, but goeth radiant ever upon His Way. Even so goeth the Sun: for as it is now known that night is but the shadow of the Earth, so Death is but the shadow of the Body, that veileth his Light from its bearer.

Of this Prophet the Word is

θελημα.”—The Heart of the Master

“The Aeon of Horus is here: and its first flower may well be this: that, freed of the obsession of the doom of the Ego in Death, and of the limitation of the Mind by Reason, the best men again set out with eager eyes upon the Path of the Wise, the mountain track of the goat, and then the untrodden Ridge, that leads to the ice-gleaming pinnacles of Mastery!”—Mastery

“Crowley's view of the development of civilisation, religion, and magic. He referred to the ancient era of Matriarchal Society and Goddess worship as the 'Aeon of Isis' (after the Mother Goddess of Egyptian Mythology); and the period dating from the rise of the Osiris cult to immediately before Crowley's reception of the Book of the Law as the 'Aeon of Osiris'. He further claimed that the new Aeon, of which he was the Prophet, was that of Horus, whilst the next one would be of Maat.”—Glossary of Commonly Used Terms in the Western Mystery Tradition

“Yes, [the Aeon of Horus] is coincidental to what astrologers and songwriters call the Age of Aquarius and what millions of others refer to simply as the New Age. But it would be a mistake to view this new aeon simply as another tick on a great cosmic clock. The Age of Aquarius, profoundly significant as it is, is only one aspect of a far greater new spiritual age.”—Lon Milo DuQuette, The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of Rituals of Thelema Bookshop Amazon

Aeon of Isis

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