Book: Liber A Vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley. An instruction for the preparation of the Elemental Instruments. See also: Equinox I iv, p. Liber A vel Armorum sub figura CDXII – Os Libri de Thelema – Os Libri de Aleister Crowley – A Biblioteca Hermética – Hermetic Library. Book: Liber A Vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley An instruction for the preparation of the Elemental Instruments. See also: Equinox I iv, p.
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Thus it is most fitting that the image to be engraved upon the Pantacle represents the All. We are asked to construct a lamp that burns without wick or oil, being fed by the Aethyr.
The important matter is the process. All of the words that add up to that number are, in gematria, seen as having a deep intrinsic relationship even though they may appear to be contradictory.
Let the Zelator take a piece of pure steel, armmorum beat it, grind it, sharpen it, and polish it, according to the art of the sword smith. On the other hand, one of the principle values of the symbols attached to the Tools is that make the Tools non-local. The notion of redemption is yet to be addressed. This then is that which is written: But when we get to the cup the attribution of a number is obscure.
However, it is illuminated and given depth by the symbolism used in the construction libwr the object and in the symbol to be placed upon it.
Liber A Vel Armorum – Thelema and Faith
In doing so the mage is preserving the contrasts between the many things and bringing them into a complex unity of which the number is a symbol. Thus it de scribes the structures we use in our actions. We need not be slavish about this.
The length shall be eight inches. The height shall be 8 inches, and the diameter 3 inches. As such, this text admits of readings at at least two levels: This symbol also serves for the mage as a coat of arms, or an official seal, does for a sovereign, or an officer of some organization. As the pen destroys the pure whiteness of the paper in writing, so does the dagger by cutting off a thing from another thing, giving it definition while destroying the unity of what was.
Book: Liber 412 A Vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley
A tool once made is our elemental tool only as long as we wish it to be. It can be superseded by one of better design or one that attracts our fancy in the moment.
Let it when finished be consecrated as he hath skill to perform and kept wrapped in silk of emerald green. However it being a white metal of the highest value, I would attribute it to Kether. In what do we preserve things? This is clearly a re-valuing of the whole universe, especially any part that had not been valued before. Nor, x they are of subtle fire would they need wick or oil, but are fed with liher, that is spirit, our will-to-do.
Let the Dominus Liminis take pure lead, tin, and quicksilver, with platinum, and, if need be, glass. When it actually comes to making the tools after libeer we just invoked Malkuththere are two points to remember. Platinum, however I have not been able to find any traditional attributions for. Let him by his understanding and ingenium devise a Magick Lamp that shall armorjm without wick or oil, being fed by the Aethyr.
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Take pure wax, or a plate of gold, silver-gilt or Electrum Magicum. Yet there are also other principles involved. Each word retains its own identity in the number but also achieves its fulfillment by being seen equally clearly for what it is not by virtue of the contrast with those other words of the same numerical value but of conflicting meaning.
This is your Word. The Baculum Let the Philosophus take a rod of copper, of length eight inches and diameter half an inch. Let the Philosophus perform the same in such a way that the Baculum may be a partaker therein.
Liber A Vel Armorum – Aleister Crowley and Thelema
Let him fashion about the top a triple flame of gold. Inhe encountered a being known as Aiwass, described as a ” minister ” to Horus, the central deity in Thelema, and armormu a Holy Guardian Angel. This naturally reinforces the hierarchical pattern we are trying to avoid.