Liber V vel Reguli


The First Gesture

The Oath of the Enchantment, which is called The Elevenfold Seal.

The Animadversion[1] towards the Aeon.

Let the Magician, robed and armed as he may deem to be fit, turn his face towards Boleskine, that is the House of The Beast 666.[2]
Let him strike the battery 1-3-3-3-1.
Let him put the Thumb of his right hand between its index and medius, and make the gestures hereafter following.

The Vertical Component of the Enchantment.

Let him describe a circle about his head, crying NUIT!
Let him draw the Thumb vertically downward and touch the Muladhara Cakkra, crying, HADIT!
Let him, retracing the line, touch the centre of his breast and cry RA-HOOR-KHUIT!

The Horizontal Component of the Enchantment.

Let him touch the Centre of his Forehead, his mouth, and his larynx, crying AIWAZ!
Let him draw his thumb from right to left across his face at the level of the nostrils.
Let him touch the centre of his breast, and his solar plexus, crying, THERION!
Let him draw his thumb from left to right across his breast, at the level of the sternum.
Let him touch the Svadistthana, and the Muladhara Cakkra, crying, BABALON!
Let him draw his thumb from right to left across his abdomen, at the level of the hips.
(Thus shall he formulate the Sigil of the Grand Hierophant, but dependent from the Circle.)

The Asseveration[3] of the Spells.

Let the Magician clasp his hands upon his Wand, his fingers and thumbs interlaced, crying LAShTAL![4] THELEMA![5] FIAOF![6] AGAPE![7] AUMGN!
(Thus shall be declared the Words of Power whereby the Energies of the Aeon of Horus work his will in the World.)

The Proclamation of the Accomplishment.

Let the Magician strike the Battery: 3-5-3, crying ABRAHADABRA!

[1] Today, "animadversion" means a critical, usually censorious remark. When Crowley wrote, it meant "to turn the mind to".

[2] Boleskine House is on Loch Ness, 17 miles from Inverness, Latitude 57.14 N. Longitude 4.28 W.

[3] "emphatic declaration"

[4] In Hebrew, לאשטאל

[5] In Greek, "ΘΕΛΗΜΑ"

[6] In Greek, "ϜΙΑΟϜ", to be pronounced "IAO"

[7] In Greek, "ΑΓΑΠΗ"

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