On Sat, 5 Jan 2002, Cavalorn wrote:
> Leo is at least the counterbalance to Aquarius, but how he then gets
> from Leo to Libra for the so-called 'Aeon of Themis' is anyone's guess.
> I've been trying to track the earliest reference to the 'Maat follows
> Horus' supposition, without any success whatsoever. It's totally absent
> from Liber Legis.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
I think the basic theory is that the signs work in opposing pairs in a
active-passive relationship. The passive element of the Aeon of Horus pair
is Aquarius, and the active agent is Leo. In the Aeon of Osiris, it was
Virgo and Pisces -- the major elements of Christianity. However, that
means the next aeon will have Cancer acting upon Capricorn, and like you,
I haven't the foggiest how that would connect to Maat.
The age of Aries (Libra acting upon Aries) fits reasonably well with the
Lawgiver theme of contemporary near eastern religions, however. I have no
idea how well the scheme fits with other cultures, but Crowley did express
the notion (in MWT, I think) that previous ages required multiple Magi to
act as Logos Aeonos for their particular regions, and that we have reached
some kind of unprecedented global synchrony in the emerging New Aeon.
Certainly this does fit with the emerging global culture.
Contrary to suggestions made elsewhere, I don't think Crowley ever reached
a definitive conclusion himself -- and not just because he kept switching
marketing techniques. He seems to have struggled to the end of his days to
unravel the mystery of the aeonic doctrines in Liber AL. If he was just
shoveling shit, I'm sure he would have done what Christian charlatans do
to great effect: pick a lie and stick to it.
Love is the law, love under will.