93 Jones, In a message dated 5/10/2007 3:29:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time, ... Thank you. I appreciate the very well stated clarification of your personalMessage 1 of 49 , May 10, 2007View Source93 Jones,
In a message dated 5/10/2007 3:29:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> >Let's cut to the chase, setting our scholarship aside for a moment.Thank you. I appreciate the very well stated clarification of your personal
> Not something I ever do if I can help it, but OK.
> >Supposing we were to accept, to that end, that the provenance that
> Crowley claimed for Liber AL was mistaken, fraudulent, or otherwise
> flawed or even utterly false.....
> >Do you personally, regardless of the above, acknowledge merit to the Law of
> Merit is a curious term in this context, if you mean do I accept
> "Do what thou wilt
> Shall be the whole of the Law."
> "Love is the
> law, love under will."
> as creedal or that I follow a Will centered ethos based on direct
> interaction with and knowledge of the the divine? Then the answer is
> yes. The Law of Thelema means a lot of different things to a lot of
> different people.
> Love Jones
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On 04/05/07, David Jones wrote: There is context here and I think ... indeed there is context, which for a Qabalist begins with theMessage 49 of 49 , Jul 7, 2007View Source
On 04/05/07, David Jones <choronzon.club@...> wrote:
There is context here and I think
> interpreting meaning without taking that into consideration is
> problematic. "Child of thy bowels" makes perfect sense in an Old
> Testament sense, and little if any in an Egyptian theological sense.
indeed there is context, which for a Qabalist begins with the text he
Let's take a look at references to the child of the prophet in AL
before rushing off to the Book of Jeremiah or whatever.
example: 'a feast for Tahuti and the child of the prophet - secret o
prophet'. And incidentally 'prophet' was Ankh-af-na-khonsu's
ecclesiastical title. So we have an Egyptian god linked to the child,
and an egyptian title in use by the 'father.'
As said earlier, I'm not arguing that Egyptian theology is the
solution, just pointing out it's relevance has hardly been disproven.
And there is a world of difference between language and theology, use
of KJV phrases wouldn't exclude Egyptian ideas anyway.
'of thy bowels' might be purely poetic, a reference to XI degree,
simple innuendo, or - thinking like a 'serious' occultist and why not?
might refer to astrological rulership of parts of the body (like
possibly Virgo, ruled by Mercury=Thoth?)
In the writing of AL arguably KJV was just an available model for
poetic or religious language, and little more. The source of the ideas
- as opposed to the poetic plumage - may lay far distant.