December 10, 1909. 7.40 - 9.40 p.m.
 MAZ = Aquarius, Taurus, Leo = צוט = 105. The Hebrew word means "to change". Also 105 = the sum of numbers from 1 to 14 inclusive.)
 See Dr. John Dee and Sir Edward Kelly.
 Sulphur is the active Fiery Nature, and the Pentagram is the Microcosm of the Elements. But Atu IV — The Emperor — refers to ה (5) for the Pentagram, and he forms the symbol of Sulphur by the position of his arms and legs. The Swastika harmonizes these, being the fiery thunderbolt, the electric whirling and also the balance of the elements (with its four arms) in a Microcosm.
 Aquarius = the Man, the Pentagram; A = the Swastika; Leo = the House of Sulphur. This is another elaboration of the meaning of the letters of the name of the Aethyr, MAZ.
 Masloth = the sphere of Chokmah = Mercury. ו and ה lead from Chesed and Tiphareth to Chokmah.
 Atu XVII — the Star — has the letter ה in the new Thelemic attribution. The Star is Mercury (Chokmah), for He is the light of Binah, the naked woman of the Atu. (Her arms make the Swastika, also the sign of the Mourning of Isis, one of the gestures in forming the LVX signs of the Adeptus Minor grade.) א is the Path through which the light of Kether comes to Chokmah. ח is said in the Zohar to interpret H, and Cheth is the Path which conveys the Cup of Binah to the Inferiors. Mercury unites ה and ו, for alchemically they are Sulphur and Salt. (ו = the Kerub of Earth, Taurus.)
 Tahuti is sometimes so shewn.
 The Swastika has 17 squares, as already indicated. 17 = IAO, the triune Kether.
 3. ג, 3, is Luna, Isis.
 4. This doctrine of the Three Schools is of extreme interest. Roughly, it may be said that the White is the pure mystic, whose attitude to God is one of reverence. The Yellow school conceals the mysteries indeed, but examines them as it goes. The Black school is that of pure skepticism. (There are some long letters in Magick Without Tears which at great length expound this doctrine. Ostensibly the letters quote from an essay by Gerard Aumont but there is no shadow of doubt that the essay was written by Crowley, who for reasons of his own permitted authorship to Aumont, an Algerian journalist.)
 Of Horus, or of projection of energy.
 That is, he is also Solar. For the identification of Sol with Mercury (in some aspects) see "The Paris Working."
 The crucifixion of a toad in AN XII (1916).
 See "The King of the Wood", a story by Aleister Crowley of a Priest of Nemi, published first in the International, a magazine which Crowley edited during his stay in the U.S. between 1914-1919. (It was later collected with other similar stories, such as "The Lake of Nemi" mentioned in Note 19, yet to be published in a book called Golden Twigs, based on themes selected from Frazer's masterpiece, The Golden Bough, which Crowley admired tremendously.)
 "The Lake of Nemi". See Note 18.
 This name is cunningly slipped in by the art of the God, for Jesus is but the figure-head used by the priests for their great sorcery.
 See the Tree of Life.
 It has been curiously true, that the Seer since this time has usually been concealed in a great magical retirement for about half of every year. This doctrine of the eating of the pomegranate refers to the fact that he refused to adopt one of the routine methods of success in Magick. He, being the Beast, 666, felt that he must keep his hold on Tiphereth by maintaining the formula of the Rosy Cross.
 This is like the Temple of Vesta at Rome in some way.
 This perhaps is also the karma of the new Magus. Somewhere it says that a white ash is prepared from the dust of NEMO by Hermes, the Invisible. For Urn see Azbogah = Mercury = Chad (כד) a pot, 24. But it may be 86, the number of Cohs (כוס) meaning a cup. Look up Sepher Sephiroth.
 The Master of the Temple who is chosen to proceed to the Grade of Magus has his little Pyramid of Dust consumed to ashes, and these are preserved in this Urn. (This is all highly symbolic language relative to the destruction of the ego through the passing of the Abyss and the preservation of the Skandhas in the vehicle used by the Master of the Temple. Many of the notes on preceding pages elaborate this issue.)
 Vesta = Virgo.
 Sir Edward Kelly. The reference is to the famous passage which Dee maintained to be given by demons. It taught that there was no sin, etc.
 Martin Luther.
 Martin Luther's magical act of cohabitation with a nun was the key to this doctrine.
 ⊗ = ΝΟΧ = N.O.X.
 All this required a Magus to see properly.
 This again means that the Magus 9° = 2□ must burn up all his karma.
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