50010902 VI! om Hail Satan!
> From The Equinox Vol.V No.2
> (Thelema Publishing Company-Nashville)
> Liber LXV Commented
> The Fourth Chapter
> My God! Let Thy secret fang pierce to the marrow of the little
> secret bone that I have kept against the Day of Vengeance of Hoor-Ra.
> Let Kephera sound his sharded drone! let the jackals of Day and Night
> howl in the wilderness of Time! let the Towers of the Universe totter,
> and the guardians hasten away! For my Lord hath revealed Himself as a
> mighty serpent, and my heart is the blood of His body.
[corrections made throughout]
> Crowleys comment:
> This day of Vengenance is the aeon of Horus-beginning with the Spring
> Equiox of 1904 e.v.(Note CCXXiii and (greek) the Avenger.) The 'little
> secret bone' is found in the Phallus of the Bear. (Hebrew BD=6) This is
> an anatomical fact...This bone is the Quintessential and Individuality
> of the Unconscious of Aleister Crowley; he having retained his human
> personality in order to serve as the Instrument of the Logos of this
> Aeon. He now demands that the 'fang' (tooth-Shin-Spirit) of his angel
> shall penetrate to his inmost self.
delusions of grandeur, taken from outside the perspective of the Magus.
it is of interest that Crowley saw himself this way, but there is no
real evidence that supports his contentions (in a cosmic sense).
> Marcello Motta's comment:
> "He having his human personality in order to serve as the Instrument
> of the Logos": This sort of apology for the existence of self must
> stop once and for all. The Adept whom we may call PERDUARBO was born
> as a man Aleister Crowley on this planet.
allow me to analyze for the benefit of those who have not skirted the
mental gymnastics of Crowleyites the expressions herein. the notion
of 'Adept' is faith-based. it depends on insight unreachable by the
modern reader of Crowley to ascertain. one should consider it somewhat
like the fabulous stories about a variety of legendary mage rather
than letting it become the centerpiece of a warped perceptual set
(as cultists are wont to seize) in admiration or worship of the man.
> The purpose of his
> incarnation was to reach the Grade of Magus.
note the predestination and dualistic ('in-carnation', as if there
is meat and we 'carnate' it with some kind of fabulous holy spirit)
overtones. again we must relegate this to the category of faith,
based on an inability to ascertain any other person's 'purpose' and
the untenability of the dualism so proposed (no way has yet been
described by which these two supposed separated substances can
influence one another).
> He first reached the
> Grade of Magister Templi, which he had reached before in previous
> existences, but never on all planes. Then he reached the Grade of
> Magus sufficiently perfectly that the consequence of his Initiation
> was the Passage of the Aeons.
for the faithful this is lovely rhetoric, but for the more circumspect
and rational reader, we are left wondering what else will be believed!
> The Logos of the Aeon is that Magickal Being who was incarnated as
> Aleister Crowley. Human personalities are retained as long as we are
> regularly incarnated on this planet, the Grade of Ipsissimus being the
> highest thaat we can be aware of while so.
this is a conceptual shell which can be used to impress upon the
Herd one's exalted personal status. without a corresponding set
of characteristics (note the 'liberty' rather than predictability
which is associated with this and other "Grades", conveniently
allowing the described hero -- dead and no longer observable and
so much more malleable to the invention of mystics and con-artists
-- to be exalted to the status of superheroism) with which one
might evaluate such an individual, and referring to the dead in
this fashion, we must wonder where the fiction stops and the
reality begins. at least in the biographical writ of the Beast we
can see that he was rather unbecoming and does not measure up to
conventional religious and mystical standards of character and
behaviour. why we should prefer to believe with no additional
evidence the special nature of his spirit or hidden character is
never supported by his cultists.
so much for "Scientific Illuminism"! it is neither scientific,
nor does it illuminate!
> Chris Titan's commentary:
> If we choose to belive in Aleistir Crowley as the "Instrument of the
> Logos" his failings stand out sharply in comparrison the the last
> "Instrument of the Logos" Jesus.
this is to be expected, 1900 additional years having intervened
during which the legends of this "Jesus" (largely drawn on the
same sources as that of Mithras and other heros and gods of the
time, NOT historical) might be crafted to inspire and provide
the Herd with a good reason to place nose upon arse.
> Where Jesus was *holy* and perfect in
> his morals, Crowley was not.
one benefit of Crowley's having so recently celebrated his Greater
Feast (died, decomposed, and become extinguished) and additionally
having written some reflections of himself is that we can with
rather unmistaking facility detect the spiritual vacuum of his
personal character. the student of religion outside the Cultus
Crowleyan will of course begin to wonder whether he did this with
full knowledge that the interested would investigate him and come
to the reasonable conclusion that the faith of the Herd is even
more blatantly tenacious (the urge to believe incredibly strong)
in the face of contrary and quite obviously contradictory data,
direct from the Beast's mouth.
> One of the failings of the last Aeon may
> have been due to the "unattainable" standard of *christhood* or the
> Grade of Magus, in the eyes of the candidates.
this is always how the religious operate: move the Carrot of
personal achievement further and further so as to maintain the
integrity of the Herd at the expense of individualism. even in
the brief period since the "Master"'s death we can see this
kind of expression replicating and becoming more popular. why
accept Crowley's word for anything? only the truly skeptical
of those who read of his works ask this question and encourage
it of others. the convert will find an excuse to believe with
all their heart.
> "How can God expect me to do what Jesus did?
question authority, as the saying goes. what God? what Jesus?
no evidence for either exists outside the expression of the
few who wish to manipulate the vision of the past. metaphors
such as 'God within' or some kind of psychological element
of superiority, a spiritual metamorphosis of unusual proportion,
the Christ Consciousness, etc., abound to take the place of the
obviously fictional, stark stories of the past (now centuries in
the telling and mixed with "nonscriptural" filler provided by
approved poets such as Milton). these questions of comparison
are at best goads to inspire personal achievement, at worst,
weights which cultists have taken up due to their abject
> He was perfect and I am a lowly sinner?
not according to all. try "The Last Temptation of Christ",
for example. many religious regard Jesus as a human being
whose instructions they read in their bibles (books) are
of value to them, plain and simple. no glorification necessary.
is Harry Potter perfect? he was just as real as Jesus.
> Aleister Crowley sends a different message. If Crowley with
> all his failings could attain the Grade of Magus, how can I not?
this is the message he sends to the cultists who will follow in
his wake. to the dubious and skeptical of those who remain
anywhere near to his text or his following, his message is:
If someone with such obvious problems and
inadequacies as Crowley can become sanctified,
can be believed by the Herd to have achieved something
valuable, spiritually, given the obvious evidence to
the contrary left in his wake, then *any* figure in
religious history can be so used by the establishment
to control the Herd.
LaVey took it further and attempted to do the same with Satan.
neither activity by either man demonstrated their superiority
or insight so much as they set into a permanent display the
gullibility and manipulatability of the human species. what
they say is not so representative of *their* character, but of
the character of those who came after them and demonstrated
their willingness to be led by the nose into displaying what
both would probably regard as ignorance and stupidity.
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