Comments on Liber Pyramidos

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COMMENTS ON RITUAL OF THE PYRAMID

LIBER DCLXXI vel PYRAMIDOS

Frater Alion

The Building of the Pyramid[1].

 

The Magus with Wand. On the Altar are Incense, Fire, Bread, Wine, the Chain, the Scourge, the Dagger and the Oil. In his Left Hand the Bell he taketh:

Hail! Asi! Hail, Hoor-Apep! Let
The Silence speech beget!


Two Strokes on Bell. Banishing Spiral Dance:

The Words against the Son of Night
Tahuti speaketh in the Light[2].
Knowledge and Power, twin warriors[3], shake
The Invisible; They roll asunder
The Darkness; Matter shines[4], a snake[5].
Sebek is smitten by the thunder.
The Light breaks forth from under.


He goes to the West, in the Centre of the Base of the Triangle of Θωθ (מ), Asi (א), and Hoor (ש):

O Thou, the Apex of the Plane,
With Ibis Head and Phoenix Wand
And Wings of Night[6]! Whose serpents strain
Their bodies, bounding the Beyond.
Thou in the Light and in the Night
Art One, above their moving might[7]!

 

He lays the Wand, etc., on the altar, uses the Scourge on his buttocks, cuts a cross with the Dagger upon his Breast and tightens the Chain of the Bell about his forehead, saying:

The Lustral Water[8]! Smite thy flood
Through me lymph, marrow and blood!

 

Anointing the Wounds, say:

The Fire Informing! Let the Oil
Balance, assain, assoil[9]!

 

The Invoking Spiral Dance[10]:

So Life takes Fire from Death, and runs
whirling amid the Suns.
Hail, Asi! Pace the Path, bind on
the girdle of the Starry One[11]!

 

Sign of the Enterer.

Homage to Thee, Lord of the Word!

 

Sign of Silence.

Lord of the Silence, Homage to Thee!

 

Repeat both Signs.

Lord, we adore Thee, still and stirred,
Beyond Infinity.

 

The Secret Word[12]. (Blue, orange, yellow-green, yellow, orange, blue)

L A Sh T A L
Me Tz Te Be Tz M
M U A U M
Me Ha Be He M
A B M N
L A Sh T A L

 

Bell.

For from the Silence of the Wand
Unto the Speaking of the Sword,
And back again to the Beyond,
This is the toil and the Reward.
This is the Path of Hua-Ho!
This is the Path of ΙΑΩ[13].

 

Bell.

Hail Asi! Hail, Thou Wanded Wheel[14]!
Alpha and Delta kissed and came
For Five[15] that feed the Flame.

 

Bell.

Hail, Hoor-Apep[16]! Thou Sword of Steel!
Alpha and Delta and Epsilon
Met in the Shadow of the Pylon[17]
And in Iota[18] did proclaim
That tenfold core and crown of flame.
Hail, Hoor-Apep! Unspoken Name!

 

Thus is the Great Pyramid duly builded[19].

  

Initiation[20]

 The First Pylon

I know not who I am;
I know not whence I came;
I know not whither I go;
I seek, but what, I do not know[21]!
I am blind and bound; but I
Have heard[22] one cry
Ring through Eternity;
Arise and follow me!

 

The Candidate still, bound and hoodwinked:

Asar Un-nefer[23]! I invoke
The Fourfold Horror of the Smoke.
Unloose the Pit! by the dread Word
of Power that Set-Typhon hath heard.
SAZAZ SAZAZ ADNATSAN SAZAZ[24]

(Pronounce this backwards. But it is very dangerous. It opens the Gates of Hell.)

 

The Fear of Darkness and of Death.
The Fear of Water and of Fire
The Fear of the Chasm and the Chain
The Fear of Hell and the dead Breath[25].
The Fear of Him, the Demon dire[26]
That on the Threshold of the Inane
Stands with His Dragon Fear to slay
The Pilgrim of the Way.
Thus I pass by with force and care,
Advance with Fortitude and Wit[27],
In the straight Path, or else their snare
Were surely Infinite.

 

The Passing of the Second Pylon
(Stagger and fall back to earth. Suit action to words.)

Asar! Who clutches at my throat?
Who pins me down? Who stabs my heart?
I am unfit to pass within[28]
This Pylon of the Hall of Maat.

 

(Rubric as before)

The Lustral Water[29]! Let thy flood
Cleanse me, lymph, marrow, and blood[30]!
The Scourge, the Dagger and the Chain
Purge body, breast and brain[31]!
The Fire Informing! Let the Oil
Balance, assain, assoil[32]!

 

Still, in corpse-position[33]:

For I am come with all this pain
To ask admission to the Shrine.
I know not why. I ask in vain
Unless it be that I am Thine.
I am Mentu his truth-telling brother,
Who was Master of Thebes from my Birth:.
O heart of me! heart of my mother!
O Heart that I had upon Earth!
Stand not Thou up against me, a Witness!
Oppose me not, Judge, in my Quest[34]!
Accuse me not now of Unfitness
Before the great God, the dread Lord of the West!

 

(Change this part to your own motto. Work the scansion correctly.):

Speak fair words for ___________. May he flourish
In the place of the weighing of hearts[35].
By the Marsh of the dead, where the crocodiles nourish
Their lives on the lost, where the Serpent[36] upstarts.
For though I be joined to the Earth,
In the Innermost Shrine of Heaven[37] am I.
I was Master of Thebes from my Birth;
Shall I die like a dog? Thou shalt not let me die,
But my Khu that the teeth of the crocodiles sever
Shall be mighty in heaven for ever and ever!

Yea! but I am a Fool, a Flutterer[38]!
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a Liar and a Sorcerer[39].
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am so fickle that I scorn the Bridle[40].
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am unchaste, voluptuous and idle[41].
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a Bully and a Tyrant crass[42],
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am as dull and as stubborn as an Ass,
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am untrusty, cruel and insane,
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a Fool and frivolous and vain.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a Weakling and a Coward; I cringe,
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a Catamite and Cunnilinge.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a Glutton, a besotted Wight;
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a Satyr and a Sodomite.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am as changeful and selfish as the Sea.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a Thing of vice and vanity.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am most violent and I vacillate,
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a blind Man and emasculate.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a raging Fire of Wrath, no wiser!
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a Blackguard, Spendthrift and a Miser.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am obscure and devious and null.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am ungenerous and base and dull.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am not marked with the white Flame of Breath.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
I am a traitor! Die the traitor’s death!

 

He is slain by the Sword.

I am under the Shadow of the Wings[43]!

 

This last raises Candidate erect.
Invoking Spiral Dance.

Now let me pace the Path, bind on
The girdle of the Starry One!

 

Bar in Northwest

Asar! Who clutches at my throat[44]?
Who pins me down[45]? Who stabs my heart?[46]

 

In North. See Horus[47].

Soul mastering terror is Thy name!
Lord of the Gods! Dread Lord of Hell[48]!
I am come. I fear Thee not. Thy Flame
Is mine to weave my maiden spell!
I know Thee, and I pass Thee by.
For more than Thou am I!

 

Bar in Southeast

Asar! Who clutches at my throat?
Who pins me down? Who stabs my heart[49]?

 

In South. See Isis.

Sorrow that eateth up the soul!
Dam of the Gods! The blue sky’s Queen.
This is Thy Name[50]. I come, control,
And pass! I know Thee, Lady of Teen
I know Thee, and I pass Thee by.
For more than Thou am I!

 

Bar in Northeast

Asar! κ.τ.λ. (rubric as before)

 

In East. See Thoth[51]. (Israfel from 19).
Silence.

Bar in Southwest.

Asar! κ.τ.λ. (rubric as before)

 

In West. See Nature. (C. contemplates self, in silence.)

I will not look uon Thee more,
For Fatal is thy Name. Begone!
False Phantom[52], Thou shalt pass before
The frowning forehead of the Sun[53].
I know Thee, and I pass thee by.
For more than Thou am I[54].

 

At Altar. Formulating Hexagram[55].

Now witness ye upon the Earth,
Spirit and Water, and Red Blood!
Witness above, bright Babe of Birth,
Spirit, and Father, that are God!

 

As Babe in Egg, being born[56].

For Silence duly is begot
And Darkness duly brought to bed.
The Shroud is figured in my Thought[57],
The Inmost Light is on my head[58].

 

Unbind. Sign of Enterer[59].

Attack! I eat up the strong Lions. I!
Fear is on Seb, on Them[60] that dwell therein,
Behold the radiant Vigour of the Lord!

 

Sign of Silence[61].

Defence! I close the mouth of Sebek[62], ply
My fear on Nile, Asar that held not in!
Behold my radiant peace, ye Things abhorred.
For see! The Gods have loosed mine hands:
Asar unfettered stands[63].
Hail, Asi, hail! Hoor-Apep cries[64].
Now I the Son of Man arise
And follow[65], dead where Asar lies!

 

Lie down in Sign of Hanged Man:

I gild my Left Foot with the Light[66].
I gild my Phallus with the Light.
I gild my Right Knee with the Light.
I gild my Right Foot with the Light.
I gild my Left Knee with the Light.
I gild my Phallus with the Light.
I gild mine Elbow with the Light.
I gild my Navel with the Light.
I gild my Heart Wedge with the Light.
I gild my Black Throat with the Light.
I gild my Forehead with the Light.
I gild my Phallus with the Light.
The three-fold Star cross-crowned, I rise
Partaker of the Mysteries.

 

Rising in Sign Mulier[67].

Asar Un-nefer! I am Thine
Waiting Thy glory in the shrine,
Thy bride, thy virgin, ah my Lord!
Smite through the spirit with thy sword

 Asar Un-nefer[68]! rise in me[69]
The chosen catamite of thee
Come! O come now! I wait, I wait
Patient-impatient, slave of Fate
Bought by thy glance. Come now, come now
Touch and inform this burning brow.
Asar Un-nefer! in the shrine
Make Thou me wholly Thine.

 

Remove Hoodwink[70].

I am Asar, worthy alone
To sit upon the Double Throne.
Attack is mine, and mine defence[71]:
And these are one[72]. Let us go hence!
For I am master of my Fate[73],
Wholly initiate.


The Secret Word[74]:

L A Sh T A L
Me Ha Be He M
M U A U M
Me Tz Te Be Tz M
A B M N
L A Sh T A L


The words are spoken duly:
The deeds are duly done
My Soul is risen newly
To greet the risen Sun.

 

Bell accordingly.

One! Four! Five! Hail!
One! Four! Five! Ten[75]! All Hail!

 

Sign accordingly.

 I give the Sign that rends the Veil[76].

 

The Sign that closes up the Veil.
M . . . . M

 

 

The Sealing of the Pyramid[77]

 

Proceed as in the Building, unto the word. Suns.
The Magus with Wand. [.] In his Left Hand the Bell he taketh:

Hail! Asi! Hail, Hoor-Apep[78]! Let
The Silence speech beget[79]!

 

Two Strokes on Bell. Banishing Spiral Dance:

The Words against the Son of Night
(etc., to breaks forth from under.)[80]

 

He goes to the West, in the Centre of the Base of the Triangle of Θωθ (מ), Asi (א), and Hoor (ש)[81] :

O Thou, the Apex of the Plane,
(etc., to Art One, above their moving might!)

 

He lays the Wand, etc., on the altar, uses the Scourge on his buttocks, cuts a cross with the Dagger upon his Breast and tightens the Chain of the Bell about his forehead, saying:

The Lustral Water! Smite thy flood (etc.)

 

Anointing the Wounds, say:

The Fire Informing! Let the Oil[82] (etc.)

 

The Invoking Spiral Dance:

So Life takes Fire from Death, and runs
Whirling amid the Suns.

 

Banishing Spiral Dance[83]:

Now let mine hands unloose the sweet
And shining girdle of Nuit!

 

The Adorations and the Word.

Sign of the Enterer.

Homage to Thee, Lord of the Word!

 

Sign of Silence.

Lord of the Silence, Homage to Thee!

 

Repeat both Signs.

Lord, we adore Thee, still and stirred,
Beyond Infinity.

 

The Secret Word.
M . . . . M

 

Then, at the Altar:

Behold! the Perfect One hath said
These are my body’s Elements
Tried and found pure, a golden spoil[84]
Incense and Wine and Fire and Bread[85]
These I consume, true Sacraments[86]
For the Perfection of the Oil[87].

 

Act accordingly.

For I am clothed about with flesh
And I am the Eternal Spirit
I am the Lord that riseth fresh
From Death, whose Glory I inherit
Since I partake with Him. I am
The Manifestor of the Unseen
Without me all the Land of Khem
Is as if it had not been.

 

Proceed as in Building to End:

For from the Silence of the Wand
Unto the Speaking of the Sword,
And back again to the Beyond,
This is the toil and the Reward.
This is the Path of Hua-Ho!
This is the Path of ΙΑΩ.

 

Bell 3-5-3.

Hail Asi! Hail, Thou Wanded Wheel!
Alpha and Delta kissed and came
For Five that feed the Flame[88].

 

Bell.

Hail, Hoor-Apep! Thou Sword of Steel!
Alpha and Delta and Epsilon
Met in the Shadow of the Pylon
And in Iota did proclaim
That tenfold core and crown of flame.
Hail, Hoor-Apep! Unspoken Name!

 

Bell.

Hail, Hoor! Hail, Asi! Hail, Tahuti! Hail
Asar Un-nefer! through the rended Veil.
I am Thyself, with all Thy Brilliance decked[89]

 

Khabs Am Pekht[90].

 

 

[1] The building of the Pyramid is to establish the balance of the elements.

[2] Tahuti is 🜁 .

[3] Twin warriors are Ra-Hoor-Khuit and Hoor-Paar-Kraat.

[4] Mater shines refers to LVX.

[5] Snake is Kundalini.

[6] Ibis is Tot. Phoenix is Hoor, with wings is Asi. These are מ, א and ש.

[7] A display of Caduceus, which is the whole Tree of Life.

[8] It refers to Asi, which is 🜄.

[9] The fire here is Prana, life energy, while Oil is . Temptation, purification, and consecration are aspects of Initiation

[10] Solar motion.

[11] After 🜄 follows 🜂.

[12] The Secret Word refers to a specific vibratory process that takes place through the Initiation, to a unique aspect of the Initiation, to a specific compression of the Initiation influence into one single vibration. This Word is a secret known by the Initiates of the Order of the AA, as well as some Zelators from the Order of Thelemites.

[13] Hua-Ho is the vibration of Kether, IAO is the vibration of Tiphareth; these vibrations absorb and harmonize the effect of the Secret Word.

[14] Asi is 🜄, the wand is 🜂, the wheel is their external manifested union.

[15] The five is the Pentagram; the Spirit without life energy could not carry the life of the elements.

[16] APeP is 161 as well as “Alion”/Elion – “The Highest.”

[17] ADI is אדני, Holy Guardian Angel. Shadow of the Pylon is what is underneath the path of ס.

[18] Iota is Hebrew י and the Grade of Hermit. It is the root, the seed. ADI is, therefore, the Grades of the Man of Earth, the Lover, and the Hermit. They receive their Words; the Man of Earth receive the word of the Neophyte, the Lover the name of the Angel, while the Hermit is given the word of the whole Æon. ADI is also the IAD, the Enochian Supreme Emanation.

[19] Elements are established and dedicated unto the Highest.

[20] The process of spiritual testing, purification, consecration and awakening are being followed.

[21] This is Asar as a human being, a traveler on the Path, a seeker. These are the characteristics of non-consecrated, non-initiated one.

[22] However, the ear, organ of  Spirit, is hearing the Call.

[23] Asar-Un-Nepher is the Self-Consecrated conscious Initiate, the Higher Self that gives the certainty on Initiation.

[24] The vibration that opens the portals of the unconscious so the man can fully confront his attributes and elements.

[25] Four fears which of eight. Also, the royal eight-fold path, Raja Yoga.

[26] A dire demon is the fifth fear, which is the ignorance of the Spirit.

[27] Being strong, cautious, progressing steadily and resourcefully, are the characteristics of the usage of the elements. “In the straight Path” is the reference for Spirit.

[28] These are three Great Questions relating to the Three Initiations. The throat is Daath. Below is the Malkuth, in which the Neophyte is. The heart is from Adept’s Tiphareth. “I” is not worth to pass that Initiation.

[29] 🜄.

[30] Refers to the special operations of the Holy Spirit.

[31] Om-Ah-Hum.

[32] 🜂.

[33] Identification with the dead body does not bring progress. However, there is a certain Consciousness, the Soul that urges to seek through Will.

[34] “Heart of me” is Tiphareth, and “heart of my mother” is Binah. “Heart that I had upon the earth” is Malkuth. This is the connection of Tiphareth with each Sephiroth, referring to the Three Great Initiations (see Liber TAU).

[35] Hall of MAAT, the Truth. The truth is even in the most disgusting places, in the depths of the subconscious with which the seeker must confront along the Way.

[36] Again, the snake is Kundalini, it moves energies by upwards force, towards confrontation, assimilation, convening, and transcendence.

[37] AA.

[38] א.

[39] ב.

[40] ג.

[41] ד.

[42] Following all paths of the Tree of Life conceived as Qliphoth with whom the seeker is facing.

[43] “I am under the Shadow of the Wings” refers to the eternal presence of the Angel, awareness about him redeems everything.

[44] Daath.

[45] Malkuth.

[46] Tiphareth.

[47] Now rising through the elements toward Spirit.

[48] 🜂, but also HoorOnSion.

[49] The questions here refer to the 🜃, which bound the seeker.

[50] 🜄.

[51] 🜁.

[52] Fatal and False Phantom are Active and Passive .

[53]– The Sun.

[54] Finally, there arises the Awareness of the Supreme, which is superior to the elemental souls.

[55] Hexagram.

[56] Hoor-Paar-Kraat as an influence from Kether.

[57] The top of the Pentagram is Spirit, whose head is in Kether which is the Crown of the Tree of Life.

[58] LVX.

[59] Ra-Hoor-Khuit.

[60] Malkuth.

[61] Hoor-Paar-Kraat.

[62] This previous entity also applies to HeruRa-Ha.

[63] Freedom. Realized Initiation,

[64] As he had previously invoked them, he now consciously welcomes them as parts of himself.

[65] To go. Spirit. Like God.

[66] Consecration of each energy center by its own Light.

[67] Baphomet.

[68] The perfect one.

[69] Muladhara.

[70] Sahasrara.

[71] Heru-Ra-Ha.

[72] אהיה.

[73] Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

[74] The Secret Word with its vibration rounds the whole process of Initiation. Because it is a vibration of the Initiation itself. Choose well. 93!

[75] Kether, Malkuth, Chesed and Geburah – “Qabalistic” Cross of Light.

[76] He opens the Veil of Initiation alone because Initiation cannot be given but acquired. He opens the Veal toward Tiphareth and becomes One with the light of Kether – this is the ultimate “aim” of all Initiations.

[77] The pyramid is properly built, consecrated and awaked.

[78] 🜄 and 🜂.

[79] 🜁. Breath.

[80] 🜁.

[81] The Root.

[82] 🜂.

[83] Lunar motion.

[84] This verse is the summary and meaning of the whole Ritual of the Pyramid. Pentagram.

[85] Four material bearers of consecrated elements.

[86] Eucharist follows.

[87] Awareness of the unity with the Spirit.

[88] Full awareness. Rounding the circle. Completing the process. Foundation of the awakening energies.

[89] Some rituals shall be “half-known and half concealed” as it is written in the Book of the Law. So we gave you here a part of the Mystery, half of what you now have, the other half is Your Experience, Your Initiation.

[90] Light in Extension.

4 thoughts on “Comments on Liber Pyramidos

  1. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

    Care Frater:

    I very much enjoy reading the notes. Unfortunately, some of them are rendering neither on my desktop nor on my cellular device using the WordPress app. They merely show as a box with a stylized question mark within.

    Thank you for your posts.

    Love is the law, love under will.

    Fraternally,
    Aya

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    1. Ah, that is my fault probably. I put various elemental and planetary symbols, but since I am idiot on wordpress and whole electronic movement, probably I simply did something wrong, which would be my usual destiny with computers. If you like, I can send you a pdf version of that text? Sorry for my ignorance on this field, but I merely start to using word and wordpress and photoshop, since I do everything on my blog on my own. 93!

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      1. I would love that. Thank you so much. Should I add my email address here or is it possible to send via WordPress? To be honest, you know how to work WordPress better than I do!

        Thank you so much!
        93, 93/93

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