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One is the
Magus; twain His forces; four His weapons. These are the Seven Spirits of
Unrighteousness; seven vultures of evil. Thus is the art and craft of the Magus
but glamour. How shall He destroy Himself?
Magus hath power upon the Mother both directly and through Love. And the Magus
is Love, and bindeth together That and This in his conjuration.
beginning doth the Magus speak Truth, and send forth Illusion and Falsehood to
enslave the soul. Yet therein is the Mystery of Redemption.
Wisdom made He the Worlds; the Word that is God is none other than
shall He end His speech with Silence? For He is Speech.
He is the
first and the last. How shall He cease to number Himself?
By a Magus
is this writing made known through the mind of a Magister. The one uttereth
clearly, and the other understandeth; yet the Word is falsehood, and the
Understanding darkness. And this saying is Of All Truth.
Nevertheless it is written; for there be times of darkness, and this as
a lamp therein.
Wand createth He.
Cup preserveth He.
Dagger destroyeth He.
Coin redeemeth He.
weapons fulfil the wheel; and on What Axle that turneth is not known unto
these actions must He cease before the curse of His Grade is uplifted from Him.
Before He attain to That which existeth without Form.
And if at
this time He be manifested upon earth as a Man, and therefore is this present
writing, let this be His method, that the curse of His grade, and the burden of
His attainment, be uplifted from Him.
beware of abstinence from action. For the curse of His grade is that He must
speak Truth, that the Falsehood thereof may enslave the souls of men. Let him
then utter that without Fear, that the Law may be fulfilled. And according to
His Original Nature will that law be shapen, so that one may declare gentleness
and quietness, being an Hindu; and another fierceness and servility, being a
Jew; and yet another ardour and manliness, being an Arab. Yet this matter
toucheth the mystery of Incarnation, and is not here to be
grade of a Magister teacheth the Mystery of Sorrow, and the grade of a Magus
the Mystery of Change, and the grade of Ipsissimus the Mystery of Selflessness,
which is called also the Mystery of Pan.
Magus then contemplate each in turn, raising it to the ultimate power of
Infinity. Wherein Sorrow is Joy, and Change is Stability, and Selflessness is
Self. For the interplay of the parts hath no action upon the whole. And this
contemplation shall be performed not by simple meditation— how much less
then by reason? but by the method which shall have been given unto Him in His
Initiation to the Grade.
which method, it shall be easy for Him to combine that trinity from its
elements, and further to combine Sat-Chit-Ananda, and Light, Love, Life, three
by three into nine that are one, in which meditation success shall be That
which was first adumbrated to Him in the grade of Practicus (which reflecteth
Mercury into the lowest world) in Liber XXVII, “Here is Nothing under its
is the Opening of the Grade of Ipsissimus, and by the Buddhists it is called
the trance Nerodha-Samapatti.
woe, woe, yea woe, and again woe, woe, woe unto seven times be His that
preacheth not His law to men!
also be unto Him that refuseth the curse of the grade of a Magus, and the
burden of the Attainment thereof.
And in the
word CHAOS let the Book be sealed; yea, let the Book be sealed.