Book: Liber A Vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley. An instruction for the preparation of the Elemental Instruments. See also: Equinox I iv, p. Liber A vel Armorum sub figura CDXII – Os Libri de Thelema – Os Libri de Aleister Crowley – A Biblioteca Hermética – Hermetic Library. Book: Liber A Vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley An instruction for the preparation of the Elemental Instruments. See also: Equinox I iv, p.
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This is obviously a matter of changing the nature of the relationship libdr has with the thing in question as the thing re-valued has not changed in the least. In what do we preserve things? This naturally reinforces the hierarchical pattern we are trying to avoid.
Liber A vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley
Let him fashion about the top a triple flame of gold. Yet there are also other principles involved. A number partakes of this quality through gematria. Let the Philosophus perform the same in such a way that the Baculum may be a partaker therein.
This is your Number. One objection may be the type of materials used being difficult for some members due to their cost or degree of skill required to work them.
The Lamp Let the Dominus Liminis take pure lead, tin, and quicksilver, with platinum, and, if need be, glass. Let him by his understanding and ingenium devise a Deed to represent the Universe. The Dagger Let the Zelator take a piece of pure steel, and beat it, grind it, sharpen it, and polish it, according to the art of the sword smith. The weaker to my mind is the attribution of glass to Aquarius, and thus to clear, fixed mind.
In turning to the Lamp we are given the most direct clues that this text is not to be read on simply one level. This is clearly a re-valuing of the whole universe, especially any part that had not been valued before.
An instruction for the preparation of the Elemental Instruments. To deem something is to value it and so to redeem something is to re-value it. On the other hand, one of the principle values of the symbols attached to the Tools is that make the Tools non-local. As such it would represent the highest possible influence to be employed in the task. This then is that which is written: Let it when finished be consecrated as he hath skill to perform and kept wrapped in silk of emerald green.
Word as Logos points to the ability of a word to let the abstract lie before us so that we may take it to heart. Crowley gained much notoriety during his lifetime, and was famously dubbed “The Wickedest Man In the World. The verse quoted above gives us a clue as to the nature of the several types of symbols. The notion of redemption is yet to be addressed.
Book: Liber 412 A Vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley
Pan in greek means all. Let him by his understanding and ingenium devise a Magick Lamp that shall burn without wick or oil, being fed by the Aethyr.
Let the Neophyte engrave the same upon this plate with his own hand and weapon. This draws plainly upon the wand as symbol of the execution of will, like the scepter of a sovereign. What will we do with our magickal power?
Liber A Vel Armorum – Aleister Crowley and Thelema
Furthermore, if the text is to be of any use, the magick arkorum which it refers must be available to the reader, in this case me. Yet the verse aids us again. Let the Zelator take a piece of pure steel, and beat it, grind it, sharpen it, and polish it, according to the art of the sword smith. By what means do you separate yourself out from the rest of existence, coming then fully into being, that you may offer of your self for the whole of existence?
Thus it de scribes the structures we afmorum in our actions.
Aleister Crowley – Liber 412 A vel Armorum (297.0 Kb)
However, it is illuminated and given depth by the symbolism used in the construction of the object and in the symbol to be placed upon it. Thus the symbol is in essence a private symbol. The length shall be eight inches.
The first is evidently a graphic, while the remainder, save the lamp, are a arkorum, a number and a deed. He also encouraged seeking out one’s ultimate destiny or purpose, commonly referred to as one’s True Will. The mage is establishing a positive value between herSelf and the universe. The Pantacle does this by being a symbol of the Whole.