From the Caliph
by Frater Hymenaeus Alpha 777 (Grady Louis McMurtry)
The following article appeared in
The Magickal Link, Vol. III, No.5 May 1983e.v.
ON THELEMIC MORALITY &
THE COLD EQUATIONS
Most Thelemic morality is based on energy equations. How to use your 2 most important assets: Time (Alchemist are always going on about “& then low heat until the Red Dragon etc) &
Intent (Will). To do a ceremony as cause effects, but erratic effects are accidents. Do a working with intent & you fire for effect so if you get results, start counting, not forgetting the random factor. The diagram “A” from the Tree “B” is such a case in terms of theoretical
consideration. As an Engineering design of the Human psychic body it offers an interesting, if possibly suicidal, alternative to the traditional Tree “C”. when confronted by diagram “A” in a Consulting Office in Edmonton, I penciled in “D” & said, “Why not give it some power?” Because of course, seen from above, it looks like the head of a Water Pump (Torrentes Aquarum (Xpe’Q’N’M) = 291) (looks like a Shiva Lingam) like irrigation farmers use in the Central Valley over by Fresno all the time = the Drive Shaft of a
Central Pillar Power Train to spin your “Celestial City of Light” (activated psychic body of MT&P etc) right into orbit on your very own ultra-dimensional space migration like the little crazy boy in LXV II: (Crowley)…
16. O Serpent woman of the stars! I, even I, have fashioned Thee from a pale image of fine gold. 17. Also the Holy One came upon me, and I beheld a white swan floating in the blue. 18. Between its wings I sate, and the aeons fled away. 19. Then the swan flew and dived and soared, yet no whither we went. 20. A little crazy boy that rode with me spoke unto the swan, and said: 21. Who art thou that doest float and fly and dive and soar in the inane? Behold, these many aeons have passed; whence camest thou? Whither wilt thou go? 22. And laughing I chid him, saying: No whence! No whither! 23. The swan being silent, he answered: Then, if no goal, why this eternal journey? 24. And I laid my head against the Head of the Swan, and laughed, saying: Is there not joy ineffable in this aimless winging? Is there not weariness and impatience for who would attain to some 25. And the swan was ever silent. Ah! But we floated in the infinite Abyss. Joy! Joy! White swan, bear thou ever me up between thy wings! But will this “triangular” Tree work? Probably not. Technical analysis suggests it is nothing more than an intellectual mind-trap seeing the Tree from below the Abyss by the Monkey/Rational brain. Fortunately we have a guide for this. Aleister Crowley corrected previous Old Aeon Tarot decks by giving us 4 court cards in the Suits. As he once wrote to me, “The only formula that never changes is Jod He Vau He” for the Knight - Queen - Prince - Princess. You will notice that it is all brought together by the 4 Princesses whose pointy little toes form the North Pole (777, Col. XVI, line 10). This is an ancient tradition in the Orient. Like the Shri Yantra (note bindu point in exact center).
Sometimes known as the four gated city. For proof we have AL I:51, There are four gates to one palace;… III:38 There is a secret door that I shall make to establish thy way in all the quarters… II:49 (This is of the four: there is a fifth who is invisible, & therein am I as a babe in an egg.) III:64 Let him come through the first ordeal, & it will be to him as silver. III:65 Through the second, gold. III:66 Through the third, stones of precious water. III:67 Through the fourth, ultimate sparks of the intimate fire.
Don’t let your “intimate fire” get out of control (love under will). All this presumes you will have Virgin lead in your Muladhara Chakra (Universe card, THOTH deck) or you will suffer the fate of the 6 dumb Virgins who had no Oil in their Lamps to power their vehicles (777, line 20, Cols. XLI & XIII).
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