THE NEW GOLDEN DAWN FLYING ROLL VII Issued by the Thelemic Order and Temple of the Golden

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THE NEW GOLDEN DAWN FLYING ROLL VII Issued by the Thelemic Order and Temple of the Golden Dawn CONCERNING THE BOOK OF THE LAW Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The Book of the Law (Liber Legis) was dictated in Cairo, between noon and 1 p.m. on three successive days, April 8th, 9th and 10th in the sacred year of Our Lord Horus 1904 e.v.. The Author of the book was a praeterhuman intelligence named "Aiwass" who claimed to be the minister of the Child Horus, also called Hoor-Paar- Kraat in the Egyptian tongue. The scribe of the book recognized Aiwass as his Holy Guardian Angel. The scribe of the book was none other than the Magician Aleister Crowley who, with Hadit burning in his heart, wrote down the three chapters of the Book of the Law, as dictated to him by his Holy Guardian Angel. Crowley later came to identify Aiwass as one of the Secret Chiefs of the Third Order of the A.'. A.'., a discarnate entity of superhuman intelligence and power. It was not until some years later, after the fulfillment of some prophetic statements made in The Book of the Law, and his attainment of the grade of Magister Templi, that Crowley began to truly understand and accept the message and meaning of The Book of the Law. This is most important to understand, as The Book of the Law contains many recondite and disguised truths. In fact, Crowley never fully understood all of the messages contained in The Book of the Law, and it can only be assumed that some of the events have not yet come to pass. The principal message of The Book of the Law is the Law of Thelema: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will." (AL I:40,57) This is the One Law and simple Code of Conduct for the New Race of the New Aeon of Horus. It is a magical formula for the essential realization and attainment of absolute Liberty. By its application we can come to understand our own true natures, and to express in our lives the creative Will of our beings, and make joy and victory our lot. The Book of the Law is divided into three chapters. Each Chapter is a message from three different Archetypal Gods, demonstrating the nature of the god in accordance with the doctrine of the New Aeon. These messages constitute the principles and formulas of the New Aeon of Horus. Chapter I -- Nuit. Nuit is the Goddess of Infinite Space, and the Infinite Stars thereof. She is the totality of infinite possibility and infinite experience. She brings to mankind the message of Love, Joy and Ecstasy, and proclaims to all the beginning of the New Aeon of the Law of Thelema. She explains the means of doing one's Will in freedom, and the joys thereof. Chapter II -- Hadit. Hadit is the centre of all experience. He is the central point moving through and uniting with Infinite Space. His is the message of Life and Death. He reveals the dynamic principles by which to attain the Great Work, and the concepts by which the Law of Thelema is applied to one's initiation. Chapter III -- Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Ra-Hoor-Khuit is the God of War and of Vengeance. He is the Crowned and Conquering Child of Nuit and Hadit. He proclaims the message of Force and Fire by which mankind will embrace the Law of Thelema and the New Aeon. He tells of the ordeals of initiation that shall be undergone by the initiates, and the means of surmounting those essential ordeals. The magical formula of The Book of the Law is not based on an absolute truth but on one that is relative to the Spirit of the times. The book makes no claim to settle the problems of humanity once and for all; it merely indicates a particular stage in the course of evolution. This particular stage is called the New Aeon of Horus, which commenced in March, 1904 e.v. and will last for two thousand years. Horus, the Lord of the New Aeon, is the Child of Osiris and Isis. The Old Aeon was that of the Father Osiris, and the Aeon before that was that of the Mother Isis. Horus, their Child, partakes of the elements of both his Father and Mother. He is bisexual, a combination of male and female. Although the entirety of The Book of the Law is important, there are particular verses worthy of special examination and application, for our own good comfort and wisdom. "Every man and every woman is a star." (AL,I:3) Everyone is a unique expression of the Infinite, as every star is an expression of the Universe, each with it's own unique orbit to pursue in the grand scheme of cosmic evolution. Every man and every woman has an orbit which they are destined to discover and follow, to achieve harmony in accordance with the One Will of the Universe. "So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that, and no other shall say nay." (AL,I:42-43) When you have obtained the knowledge of your True Will, you must perform it in every aspect of your life. Every thought, word and deed must be solely dedicated to the performance of your True Will; in other words, your whole life must become a sacrament unto Nuit. When you are doing this, indeed no other will say nay, since you will interpret all things in that essential light. "There are four gates to one palace." (AL,I:51) The four gates are the four Glories of the Law, that is, Light, Life, Love and Liberty. In the system of the New Order, these are attained by the application of the Four Powers of the Sphinx which give one magical power over the Four Elements. The Palace is the invisible centre of every Star; that is, the secret Sanctuary within. Only through mastery of the Four Elements and the attainment of Adepthood can the Magician attain to the Inner Palace. This, of course, is one of the principal objects of Our Holy Order. "Who calls us Thelemites will do no wrong if he look but close into the word. For there are therein Three Grades, the Hermit, and the Lover, and the man of Earth. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." (AL,I:40.) In the system and structure of the Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn there are three principal grades of attainment as stated in the above verse. The Hermit Grade is composed of Ipsissimus, Magus and Magister Templi; the Lovers Grade is composed of Adeptus Exemptus, Adeptus Major and Adeptus Minor; the Man of Earth Grade is composed of Dominus Liminus, Zelator and Neophyte. These represent Three Triads. In each Triad there is concentrated a particular formula related to the dynamic magical principles of the Book of the Law. "Abrogate are all rituals, all ordeals, all words and signs. Ra- Hoor-Khuit hath taken his seat in the East at the Equinox of the Gods." (AL,I:49.) This is a declaration of the New Order of the Universe. Ra-Hoor-Khuit is now the principal God, and the Law of Thelema is now the Sole Rule of conduct. All old rituals, ordeals, words and signs shall be abolished, and new ones shall take their place. "Behold! the rituals of the old time are black. Let the evil ones be cast away; let the good ones be purged by the prophet! Then shall this Knowledge go aright." (AL,II:5.) So it has been done, and so it is now being done in the New Order of the Golden Dawn. "I am the warrior Lord of the Forties: the Eighties cower before me, and are abased." (AL,III:46) It is interesting to note here that the Nuclear Age started in the forty-first year of this New Aeon of Horus. It is now the eighty-sixth year and mankind is on the verge of making Nuclear War on earth. But there may be a different or further meaning applicable to this verse, concerning the New Golden Dawn, which commenced during the eighty-sixth year of this New Aeon of Horus, at a time that Dr. Israel Regardie predicted something momentous was to occur in the course of history, suggesting what Crowley referred to as "a new current ... [to] revive the shattered thought of mankind." Love is the law, love under will. Fra. Vitriol and Fra. Oriens Stella Hoorus (An. IIIxx.)


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