From the Caliph
by Frater Hymenaeus Alpha 777 (Grady Louis McMurtry)

The following article appeared in
The Magickal Link, Vol. III, No.7 July 1983e.v.

Sincerity means the sun’s lance coming to rest on the precise spot, to perfect, to bring into focus.  (Ezra Pound CONFUCIUS The Unwobbling Pivot & the Great Digest, Phoenix Books, 18 Cornelia St. NYC p.28)  The Eye of Horus-Shiva-Odin loking deirectly into the heart.  “The Eye of Odin within each of us,” as Lola reports they say in Norway & I hope to find out at the end of the Summer.

Now.  In my last, ON THE ACHAD TREE & THE BRISANCE EFFECT, you may have wondered why I compared the dangers of a military operation with the dangers of the Initiate Path.  To begin with, because Crowley insists on it every time you turn around in from MT&P on, & in any case because anyone who tries it without following Crowley’s advice, or for that matter the advice of the Initiate Masters for the last 1000 years or so when it comes to the pitfalls of this terrain…remember the horrendous horrors of the Egyptian Pyramid Mysteries & what happens if you blow it & wind up there…see Castaneda’s Don Juan trip where “there” was yellowish, sulphurous looking & a psychic trap represented by a large fly w/an elephants Gnose like Ganesha…but since when has Ganesha had wings?...remembering that Beelzebub means the Fly-GOD (BOLZBUB = 119) …that Beelzebub belongs to Venus (#49 = Venus = 7^2 = The Number of Abra-Melin Servitors of Beelzebub)  “…7 being unstable & it being psychically very dangerous for your Angel to descend as low as Netzach-Venus on the Tree (p. 182, BOOK OF THOTH)” in Sepher Sephiroth (Liber D) in

Regardie’s THE QABALAH OF ALEISTER CROWLEY (Weiser 1973) or

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So much for research.  I know it must be frustrating to be referred to a book you can’t get, but we are working on it & try Helen Parsons Smith at

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to make these reference materials avail.  In the meantime, back at the OK corral the Templars in their traditional role of combining the exercise of Arms w/Alchemy consider the possibly irretriebeably (sic) dangerous nature of the Achad Operation if actually put into practice as subject to test.  Results will vary according to the Client (p. 74 Col. XVIII The Empress Scale 777 Revised) but if you are going to get that beautifully sappy Moon-Calf smile on the face of that gold mask on THE FOOL w/his dinky little Diamond of Nuit Engagement Ring (see Atu XV for same at top of card) at his Crown Chakra & the Sun+Moon Combined at his Crouch you are going to have to have a “veined” Tree (look at those “roots” in the PRINCESS OF DISKS, THOTH deck), i.e. one that is still alive & can bend, not a baked potter’s jar that will shatter at the 1st turn of the Wheel.  And bend if you must if you are going to complete your cycle.  For remember that after the Serpent goes “up” the Tree, the Flaming Sword must come down & thus Crowley instrucrs (sic) us in Liber XV, The Gnostic Mass, that the Principles are “Mysterious Energy (note all of this has to do with energy equations), triform, mysterious Matter, in fourfold and sevenfold division…”  Thus we have 3, 4 & 7.  3 for Above the Abyss, 4 for the “Sri Yantra” square below, & 7 for the 7 Chakras looking for an 8th Head.  Which one?  Perhaps that curious Skull the Templars were accused of “worshipping.”

Which brings us to ARCADIA.  Jack Parsons was heavy into arcadia…one afternoon at terrace Drive where he lived in Pasadena he said, “Let’s take a walk in the woods up North of the Rose Bowl in the Arroyo Seco looking for Pan,” & we did & on the walk back he showed us his rocket test-block for Cal tech’s Aeri-Jet project…his little metal boats are floating around NASA’s solar system right now…sometime I must draw you a sketch of what it looked like…& so was Crowley, who did a special shopping trip for me in London during the War & sent me a copy of Coleridge’s collected works so I would have

Kubla Khan
“Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.”

He didn’t have to say, “& Alchemy”, & that

“It was a miracle of rare device,
A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice!”

Well, ice comes from snow (ShLG = 333) but “Alph, the sacred river” is also featured in Baigent, Leigh & Lincoln’s HOLY BLOOD, HOLY GRAIL (my copy due to Joey Kane) NY Delacorte 1983 p. 113, “The Grand Masters & the underground stream.”  (page numbering is different in DELL paperback)  “Arcadia…is frequently denoted by a fountain or tombstone, both of which are associated with an underground stream.”  And that, “the river Alpheus” flows underground from Arcadia in Greece to the “Fountain of Arethusa in Sicily.”  & inspired this Skull on a tomb (Skull & Crossbones was an early Masonic coffin lid device)

Crowley also placed great emphasis in his poem AHA in which you will find much this

“There are seven keys to the great gate, being eight in one and one in eight…”

since AHA = 7 a God-name of Venus by Yetziratic attribution ‘The Crossing of our Lady Hè
= the Supernal Mother) in the Air (Aleph) (See 2nd Aethyr, XXX Aethyrs) and of our Lord was absorbed in the Naught of Our Lady of the Body of the Milk of the Stars.”  For the pattern we notice the chapter heads.  Seen across the board the run as follows:

I          II        III       IV       V      VI      VIII

  Aleph    Resh    Aleph   Resh   Yod   Tau    Aleph

Obviously the formula of Ararita:

A R A R ‘ Th A

It’s (sic) literal meaning and notariqon.  This is the seven-fold name used to command the 7 ancient planets in Renaissance Ceremonial Magick.  Agrippa, in his OCCULT PHILOSOPY, gives the notariqon thusly:


The meaning of this is roughtly (sic): “His principal is one, his beginning is one and his permutations are one.”  The gematria can be numbered out in the usual way.  It is not often that a master of the art can make his intentions so plain.

Of the other THREE HOLY BOOKS, Liber AL vel Legis and Liber Trigrammaton can be ordered from the O.T.O., and Liber LXI vel Causea can be found in any copy of THE BLUE EQUINOX.

These THREE HOLY BOOKS should prove invaluable to the true seeker of Initiation.  May they guide you in that quest.
H.A        777

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