THE DESERT, NEAR SIDI AISSA.
November 25, 1909. 1.10 - 2 p.m.
 DES = Spirit Wheel, Virgo, Gemini = Zayin, Yod, Daleth = 31 + 10 + 7 = 48 = Kokab (Caph, Vau, Caph, Beth) = the Sphere of Mercury. This Aethyr describes the supersession of the Aeon of Jehovah and Jesus. The Stele of Revealing, which led to The Book of the Law, whose key number is 31.
Daleth = D = Wheel of the Spirit = 31. (It appears that Crowley takes Aleph Lamed, AL, part of the title of The Book of the Law, which adds to 31. 3 and 1 make 4, and thus 4 = Daleth = Wheel of the Spirit.)
Yod = E = Virgo = Nuit and the point, Hadit.
Zayin = S = Gemini = The Twins, Ra Hoor Khuit and Hoor Paar Kraat combined in Heru-Ra-Ha, the Lord of the Aeon. (Zayin is really Z, not S. But it suited Crowley's convenience to use S at this particular moment.) Also Virgo and Gemini are the houses of Mercury, the Logos. Thus the name of the Aethyr actually means: The sacred secret key letter of The Book of the Law of Thelema, appearing through the operation of Mercury as well as giving a complete symbolical description of the Stele of Revealing itself. The Arcanum is of Atu XX — New Aeon = Shin = Spirit = Fire "The Last Judgment" or "The Angel". The old form of Atu XX shows the Resurrection formula of the Old Aeon. The new form shows the Stele of Revealing = 718.
 The Pentagram indicates that the subject of the vision is to be the destiny of man. The blackness, which is bright, is solar. The context shows that Binah is not here implied.
 All symbols of division and destruction, also extending only to the blind Four Elements.
 Righteousness = Jupiter = Jehovah = Beauty = Osiris = Jesus. These are the qualities they claimed. Their failure is that they never had the idea of the Supernals beyond the Abyss.
 Hearing pertains to the element Spirit, as sight to the element of Fire. These gods have deprived man of his highest faculties.
 The Zodiac brought down to the material plane.
 The Oedipus complex. Christianity.
 The cult of Jehovah cannot even reach to Daath.
 Meaning, Jehovah is not even the true Chesed, but the evil dyad (as opposed to the true dyad of Chokmah, which interprets Kether in terms of vibration, the Logos).
 The promise of breaking the tyranny of Jehovah, who was the evil 4 in the Aeon of the true 4, Isis, by the solar (golden) Jesus. He appears as an eagle (the bird of Jupiter) so that despite the glittering hope, it was only the Old Aeon all over again.
 He knows this truth, which destroys the whole idea of his formula. Nobody will bother about him, if he is a sinner and needs no saviour.
 Observe the loud words, the confusion of the thought, throughout this excited passage.
 He knows that he is not an image of the simple, sublime self, but an ill-concocted mess of blind forces.
 Jesus has been destroyed by myriads of minute historical and other facts; the observations of nature which have broken down the theories on which his existence depended. His blood is spilt, and veils truth; whereas the blood of the Master of the Temple is gathered in the Cup of Babalon and floods the world with life and beauty. (See 27th Aethyr, Note 26.) (In this connection, Crowley should have insisted on the reading of his own, as yet unpublished book on Jesus and the New Testament entitled, The Gospel According to St. Bernard Shaw. It is without equal.)
 The Christian, incapable of the formula of the Master of the Temple, abhors the shedding of blood. He fears to lose his vile life (despite the biblical promise that he who loses his life shall find it).
 Not only symbolic, but actually visible even to the physical eyes, when Nuit is manifested. Also when Ra-Hoor-Khuit is invoked, or Aiwass.
 See the various special aqccounts of the Stele — in Equinox VII and The Equinox of the Gods. The new Tarot Card XX — The Aeon = 718, really depicts the Stele of Revealing. (For Crowley's rendition of the Crowley-Harris Tarot Pack, his book The Book of Thoth — Weiser, New York, 1969 — should be consulted. A pack of the cards drawn by Lady Frieda Harris has been published by Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minn.
 Earth has absorbed the ruin wrought by Jesus, to rebuild life through putrefaction, by her regular formula — as opposed to the higher magick.
 This vision, being so close to the physical plane, required no intermediate stations on the way back. The exhaustion was due to the same cause. Communion with high spiritual forces renews the vitality of the Seer.
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