November 30, 1909. 10 - 11.45 p.m.
 POP = Leo, Libra, Leo = Teth, Lamed, Teth. This Aethyr introduces the Hegemone, or leader of the candidate, through the ceremony of initiation. She is the Holy Guardian Angel in form of Isis-Urania, the instructress. The letter P (Enochian) is the Sun in his northern declination, the form of Horus in his strength of summer. He appears in his dual form, as it were, the pillars between which the Hegemone (who bears a mitre-headed wand, symbolical of the balances) is seated. (See the Neophyte Ceremony, Equinox II, pp. 372-5.) Her function is to equilibrate all important formula of instruction. This Aethyr contains accordingly the knowledge (somewhat fragmentary at first sight) necessary to the aspirant to the grade of Magister Templi. Teth, Lamed, Teth above equal 48. Words corresponding to this number in Sepher Sephiroth are Cheth, Yod, Lamed, a woman; also strength, an army; Cheth, the bearer of the graal; Yod the seed of life; Lamed the balances; i.e., she bears the seed of life in the Holy Cup in balance. 48 is also Cham, Cheth, Mem; see the sudden revelation at the end of the vision.
 The idea is that every idea, however apparently atomic, is to be analyzed.
 Worship all things, for all things are alike necessary to the being of the all, but keep separate the planes. Failure to do this is the most frequent cause of error. (This is one of the most insistent and important of any of Crowley's messages.)
 For purity means full simplification — the keeping of each idea in its own true perfection, separate from all others.
 Worship each thing in itself for its own sake, not inventing ideas.
 This seems to be a vision of the ideas which the Alphabet of Daggers is to analyze. The confusion suggests the influence of Choronzon. It is a warning of what the aspirant must expect if he once lost his grip on Binah.
 One of the noblest trees of Hindustan.
 The Tree of Life bears fruit of innumerable ideas. They are all self-destroying and valueless unless organized by understanding.
 The Saturnian destroyer — as opposed to Shiva. Time swallows up all ideas, all experiences, life itself. That is a statement of the condition which the Exempt Adept aspires to transcend by becoming a Magister Templi.
 She is the Angel of Binah, though in this form. For Atu XIV – Death – is Sagittarius, the house of the huntress. [This seems to be a misprint. Atu XIII is Death, Scorpio, whereas XIV is Art, Sagittarius.]
 She keeps love alight by patient fidelity — the Holy Guardian Angel awaits eternally the address of her charge. And she is also the arch-harlot, always ready to seduce and intoxicate him who lusts after her.
 Relations with the Seer have been established long ago.
 The destruction of the universe by the devourer of all things is the necessary beginning of the initiation to the grade of Magister Templi.
 Man is the candidate; he partakes of the truth of all the Gods initiating.
 See Note 1.
 See Note 1. She is Isis-Urania, in Atu II — the Priestess. As Atu XIV — Art — she leads directly upwards to Tiphareth (Vau of Tetragrammaton); as Atu VII — the Chariot — directly upwards to Binah (Heh) and as Atu II — the Priestess — she is Gimel, leading directly upwards to Kether (the top point of Yod, the last letter of Tetragrammaton). (See the Tree of Life to trace out these correspondences.)
 The full title of Atu II — the Priestess. Note "Silver Star" as the title of the Third Order. Hence she must appear as Hegemone to lead the candidate to the first grade of that Order — Magister Templi.
 The Babe of the Abyss is taken to its Mother's breast. (There is a reference here to the technique of the grade.)
 "The rose of the world is the lily of heaven." That is, Malkuth is Binah. (The two Hehs of Tetragrammaton are attributed to these Sephiroth; the daughter does indeed become the mother.)
 "These are not all the fish." Pisces = fish. Nun literally means fish. Qoph refers to the sign Pisces. The versicle means: She is not attained by all men.
 Icchthus (in Greek) adds to 1219, which number in Hebrew is also Yotzer Berashith (Yod, Vau, Tzaddi, Resh — Beth, Resh, Aleph, Shin, Yod, Tau.) The former (rockmaker) of that which was in the beginning. It refers to Nun and Qoph (to Nun because the fish is "life in the water", i.e., the primal water of Thales; to Qoph because Atu XVIII — the Moon — shows that life appearing in the waters of midnight, Khephra in the pool or Great Dark Sea). This is the glyph of birth natural to Binah. There is presumably a further mystery — numerical — still not found.
Isis — The Mother = Binah
Cneph — The Winged Egg — Binah
Thoth — The Moon God (measurer of time)
Uramoth — The Water God (The Great Sea)
Sebek — The Devourer (Time)
Themis — The satisfied woman, Aimah.
Uranus — Heaven, sphere above the Abyss.
Selene — The Moon.
 The seer cannot make union with his guide. She is the feminine form of his Holy Guardian Angel, but the impulse to unite is only valid when it comes from above. In the 20th Aethyr this was the case and so the marriage was accomplished.
 This, to the Seer at that time, was a revelation of the most appalling terror. The doctrine of the Third Order had not been promulgated. He expected to unite with the Great Mother in a mode similar to that experienced in attaining to the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel but the attainment of the grade of Magister Templi involves the annihalation of the aspirant. "Osiris was a black god"; i.e., of the nature of Binah — black. The love of Binah is that of the queen scorpion, who devours her mate. This revelation therefore, was much as if a romantic lover of the Richard Feveral type were suddenly made fully aware that the maiden of his dreams intended to conclude their first night of love by a breakfast, of which he was to form the staple dish! The doctrine implied is that one must not be of the child, but the mother.
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