Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

First Day of the Writing of the Book of the Law

"In the name of Annah the Allmaziful, the Everliving, the Bringer of Plurabilities, haloed be her eve, her singtime sung, her rill be run, unhemmed as it is uneven!

Her untitled mamafesta memorializing the Mosthighest has gone by many names at disjointed times."

"How bootiful and truetowife of her, when strangely forebidden, to steal our historic presents from the past postpropheticals so as to will make us all lordy heirs and ladymaidesses of a pretty nice kettle of fruit. She is livving in our midst of debt and laffing through all plores for us (her birth is uncontrollable) [...] she'll loan a vesta and hire some peat and sarch the shores her cockles to heat and she'll do all a turfwoman can to piff the business on. Paff. To puff the blaziness on. Poffpoff."

--Finnegans Wake


  1. Wow-- here's the germ of someone's 7=4 thesis, for sure....

    ALP = Nuit
    HCE = Hadit
    Shem/Shaun = RHK/HPK

    Very cool.

  2. So is there anything special about the Roman Catholic Easter coinciding with the first of the Three Days of the Writing of the Book Of The Law ?

  3. Cygnus wrote: "ALP = Nuit
    HCE = Hadit
    Shem/Shaun = RHK/HPK"

    Yeah, and Issy is the Heh final in the tetragrammaton. I have a lot of notes on this, and I keep telling myself that I'm going to write the book one day. We'll see.

    tom wrote: "So is there anything special about the Roman Catholic Easter coinciding with the first of the Three Days of the Writing of the Book Of The Law ?"

    It's funny you mention this because I recall reading an interesting theory somewhere -- it might have been on a post on the Temple of Thelema forums, which sometimes contain interesting nuggets when they're not being flooded with supernatural tripe -- that in 1904, the third day of the writing coincided with Greek Orthodox Easter.

    I never really cared enough to look into it seriously, so I'm not really sure about the potential significance. Anyone who has any ideas is welcome to post them here.

  4. I think the 1904 Easter thing is more than a theory... I also recall that post, and I remember looking it up and verifying it, too.

    So... Mary, the Queen of Heaven, was at the foot of the cross on the 1st day... The harrowing of hell, and the damning of Because, was on the 2nd day... And the rising of the conqering child-god was on the 3rd day... makes some poetic sense, no? :-)

    Historically, I guess its significance depends on whether Crowley interacted with any Copts during his stay in Cairo. (Their Easter is the same as the Greek Orthodox one...)

  5. All good points, Cygnus.

    Also, the resurrection of Christ is obviously the most important event in Christian tradition, the means by which Christ "conquers death" according to Old Aeon ways of thinking.

    The defining document of Thelema -- a philosophy that thoroughly repudiates the view of death as cataclysmic -- was "received" on exactly this day. The symbolic message here may be that just as Christ conquered death on the cross, so too does Liber AL conquer the attitude of Christians toward death.