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, 333 <nagasiva@l...> wrote:
> 50030907 viii
> # According to what are probably his final printed thoughts on
> # subject, Crowley makes it clear on page 310 of MWT (Falcon Press)
> # that he placed the Star on the path of Heh with the traditional
> # symbolism of the path intact except for the zodical sign, which
> # makes sense based on the concept of the double-loop.
> whereas you may have a point regarding Crowley's contentions
> within MWT (I haven't seen it yet and you didn't quote it and
> I think he wrote The Book of Thoth later), it doesn't make
> sense to move the zodiacal sign if one is attempting to
> *MIRROR THE GD SWITCH*, because they didn't fuck up the
> zodiacal band sequence either (they only moved the card
> images/names in conformance with their rectified trump
> sequence achieved by shifting the Fool to 0 before I Magus).
The Book of Thoth was written around 1940. The letters that
constitute MWT were started in 1943.
I'm a bit leery about quoting material owned by the OTO due to the
malicious reactions demonstrated by some of its members in the
form of false claims of copyight infringement, but I'll make an
exception in this case. From page 310 of MWT:
'One of Tiphareth's prime assets is the influence, through the path
of "The Lovers," from Binah. The son's milk from the Great Mother.
(From his Father, Chiah, Chokmah, he inherits the infinite
possibilities of Nuit, through the path of He, "The Star"'
Now compare the above statement with the last paragraph in the
description of The Emperor in TBOT:
'His authority is derived from Chokmah, the creative Wisdom, the
Word, and is exerted upon Tiphareth, the organized man.'
Not only are the two statements contradictory, indicating that both
The Star and The Emperor are on the path of He, thereby contributing
to an influence on Tiphareth by Chokmah, A.C. contradicts himself in
the description of The Emperor by claiming the card is placed on the
path of Tzaddi only to claim there is the quoted influence on
Tiphareth through the path of He. What is demonstrated by the
contradictions is that Crowley was a confused old man whose heroin
habit had gotten the best of him. I give him all the credit for being
an exceptional scribe of an exceptional mind in his youth, but the
evidence indicates that the concepts generated by Crowley after he
became addicted to heroin must be be weighed very carefully and taken
with a large grain of salt.
Prophet of L