From the Caliph
by Frater Hymenaeus Alpha 777 (Grady Louis McMurtry)
The following article appeared in
The Magickal Link, Vol. IV, No.12 December1984e.v.
ON THE FOUR WORLDS DOCTRINE
In PROGRAM, PREPROGRAM, RE-PROGRAM (2), THE MAGICKAL LINK Mar 1982ev I mentioned that “all this is grounded in the FOUR WORLDS doctrine”. For Crowley I cited Col LXIII, 777, and from KABBALAH DENUDATA plate IV, facing p.30, where we find the 4 worlds diagrammed from top to bottom as
This was to be shown in parallel w/Col. LXIII (which see) in the adjoining column so you could see how energy flows thru 4 dimensions in this Universe & what happens to it when it flows. This is vital to your understanding of Aliester (sic) Crowley’s technical universe. Without it you will simply not understand what he is talking about.
The clue begins w/Col. XVI THE QUEEN SCALE 777 REVISED (addenda) where Crowley says, “this (The Queen Scale) represents the 1st positive appearance of
colour: as the King Scale is transparent, the Queen is reflected. (Spectra).” So, hi/ho back to the jolly old KING SCALE, Col.XV, where we find, attributed to the 4 letters of the Tetragrammaton. The King Scale represents the root of colour; i.e. a relation is asserted between the essential significance of colour in the Atziluthic world, and that of the path…” The essential element here, without which is the 4 Worlds Doctrine makes no sense is the decay of energy from the Primal Brilliance of the King Scale/Atziluthic world as it goes into Queen Scale/Briah (the world as we see it with our eyes) and then it’s (sic) further decay in the Emporer Scale of energy and final decay in the Empress Scale, w/all those flecks etc & then it disappears. Or does it? Nay, it just cycles back thru the Atziluthic dimensions & comes back in at the top…undifferentiated.
Unfortunately in the previous article cited the 2 illustrations were not run side by side so the essential parallel was easy to miss. Recently Erin Earth-Child, our Hostess here at Alpha House, Grand Lodge got on my case and so we got together & drew up this FOUR WORLDS CHART showing XI columns & how they all cycle together.
To be continued… [Click HERE]
I wish to thank Frater Petros of Leaping Laughter Clerk House
for making this page possible.