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  Six Principles of Magic
1. Every magician has a beautiful vision for the world.
2. Every system of magic is a single artists tool, used to reshape reality.
3. If you believe, it shall exist.
4. When you call, they will answer.
5. Success and failure, is one and the same: ignorance and depression is the enemy.
6. Be like all equally, and you shall unite; refuse and separate.

by Dalamar
 
  Mythology of THOTH
Thoth Egyptian God
Discover more about the myth and legend of Thoth & The Book of THOTH
 
LIBER DCLXXI vel PYRAMIDOS
By Aleister Crowley




Original key entry by Fr. H.B. in New York
 
Re-worked to the format of the 93 Publishing edition
 
by Bill Heidrick --- may need further proof reading
 
Copyright (c) O.T.O.
 

 
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This Liber exists in several variations, of which this is only one. It is
 
described in "John St. John", "Equinox", I, 1; in "Confessions" and others
 
of Crowley's works. The "secret word", MtzThBTzM, given below is not
 
generally considered correct; but the actual A.'.A.'. word of the Neophyte has
 
been passed from Crowley's time to the present in the continuous line of
 
A.'.A.'. and once in a letter. As a secret of A.'.A.'., this word shall not
 
be given here.


 --- Bill Heidrick
 

 
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 LIBER  DCLXXI   vel   PYRAMIDOS
 

 A Ritual of Self Initiation based upon the Formula of the Neophyte.
 

000. The Building of the Pyramid
 

 
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.
Knowledge and Power, twin Warriors, shake
The Invisible; They roll asunder
The Darkness; Matter shines, a Snake.
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 [Thoth in Greek] (Mem), Asi  (Aleph), and Hoor (Shin):
 



 O Thou, the Apex of the Plane,
With Ibis Head and Phoenix Wand
And Wings of Night! Whose Serpents strain
Their Bodies, bounding the Beyond.
Thou in the Light and in the Night


 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

 Through me - Lymph, Marrow and Blood!
 
Anointing the Wounds, say:
 



 The Fire Informing! Let the Oil
 Balance, assain, assoil!
  The Invoking Spiral Dance:
 



 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!
 

 
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: [MTzThBTzM in Hebrew] = 271 (Blue, Orange, Yellow-Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue)
 



 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 [HVA in Hebrew] - Ho!
.


 This is the Path of [IAO in Greek].
 

 
Bell.
 

 


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

 
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!
 

 
Thus is the Great Pyramid duly builded.
 

 

1. Initiation. The Candidate still, bound and hoodwinked:
 

 
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!
I am blind and bound; but I have heard one Cry
Ring through Eternity; Arise and follow Me!
Asar Un-nefer! I invoke
The Fourfold Horror of the Smoke.
Unloose the Pit! by the dread Word
Of Power - that Set-Typhon hath heard -


 SAZAZ SAZAZ ANDATSAN SAZAZ*
 

 
*(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 o' the Chasm and the Chain
The Fear of Hell and the dead Breath.
The Fear of Him, the Demon dire
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,
In the straight Path, or else Their Snare
.


 Were surely Infinite.
 

 
The Passing of the Second Pylon (Suit action to words.):
 



 Asar! Who clutches at my Throat?
 
Who pins me down? Who stabs my Heart?
 
I am unfit to pass within
 
This Pylon of the Hall of Maat.
 

 


The Fear of Darkness and of Death.
The Fear of Water and of Fire.
The Fear o' the Chasm and the Chain
The Fear of Hell and the dead Breath.
The Fear of Him, the Demon dire
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,
In the straight Path, or else Their Snare
Were surely Infinite.
The Lustral Water! Let thy Flood
Cleanse me - Lymph, Marrow, and Blood!
The Scourge, the Dagger and the Chain
Purge Body, Breast and Brain!
The Fire Informing! Let the Oil


 Balance, assain, assoil!
 
 
Still, in corpse-position:
 


 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 as a Witness!
Oppose me not, Judge, in my Quest!
.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 [OU MH in Greek]. May he flourish
 
In the Place of the Weighing of Hearts
 
By the Marsh of the Dead, where the Crocodiles nourish
 
Their Lives on the Lost, where the Serpent upstarts.


 -For though I be joined to the Earth,
.
In the Innermost Shrine of Heaven 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!
.
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
 

 
(Refrain "I am under", etc., after each Accusation.):



I am a Liar and a Sorcerer.
 
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
 
I am so fickle that I scorn the Bridle.
 
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
 
I am unchaste, voluptuous and idle.
 
I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
 
I am a Bully and a Tyrant crass,


 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!
 

 
This last raises Candidate erect.
 
Invoking Spiral Dance. Rubric as before:
 



 I am under the Shadow of the Wings!
 
Now let me pace the Path, bind on
 
The Girdle of the Starry One!
 
Asar! Who clutches at my Throat?
 


Who pins me down? Who stabs my Heart?
 
I am unfit to pass within
 
This Pylon of the Hall of Maat.
 
The Fear of Darkness and of Death.
 
The Fear of Water and of Fire.
 
The Fear o' the Chasm and the Chain
 
The Fear of Hell and the dead Breath.
 
The Fear of Him, the Demon dire
 
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,
 
In the straight Path, or else Their Snare
 
Were surely Infinite.
 
The Lustral Water! Let thy Flood
 
Cleanse me - Lymph, Marrow, and Blood!
 
The Scourge, the Dagger and the Chain
 
Purge Body, Breast and Brain!
 
The Fire Informing! Let the Oil


 Balance, assain, assoil!
 

 
In North West.
 



 Soul-mastering Terror is Thy Name!


 Lord of the Gods! Dread Lord of Hell!
 

 
See Horus:
 



 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!
 
Asar! Who clutches at my Throat?
 
Who pins me down? Who stabs my Heart?
 
I am unfit to pass within
 
This Pylon of the Hall of Maat.
 
The Fear of Darkness and of Death.
 
The Fear of Water and of Fire.
 
The Fear o' the Chasm and the Chain
 
The Fear of Hell and the dead Breath.
 
The Fear of Him, the Demon dire
 
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,
 
In the straight Path, or else Their Snare
 
Were surely Infinite.
 
The Lustral Water! Let thy Flood
 

Cleanse me - Lymph, Marrow, and Blood!
 
The Scourge, the Dagger and the Chain
 
Purge Body, Breast and Brain!
 
The Fire Informing! Let the Oil


 Balance, assain, assoil!
 

 
In South West. See Isis:
 



 Sorrow that eateth up the Soul!
 
Dam of the Gods! The blue Sky's Queen!
 
This is Thy Name. I come. Control
 
And Pass! I know Thee, Lady of Teeu!
 
I know Thee, and I pass Thee by.
 
For more than Thou am I!
 
Asar! Who clutches at my Throat?
 
Who pins me down? Who stabs my Heart?
 
I am unfit to pass within
 
This Pylon of the Hall of Maat.
 
The Fear of Darkness and of Death.
 
The Fear of Water and of Fire.
 
The Fear o' the Chasm and the Chain
 
The Fear of Hell and the dead Breath.
 
The Fear of Him, the Demon dire
 
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,
 
In the straight Path, or else Their Snare
 
Were surely Infinite.
 
The Lustral Water! Let thy Flood
 
Cleanse me - Lymph, Marrow, and Blood!
 
The Scourge, the Dagger and the Chain
 
Purge Body, Breast and Brain!
 
The Fire Informing! Let the Oil


 Balance, assain, assoil!
 

 
In East. See Thoth:


 (Silence.)
 

 
Asar! Who clutches at my Throat?
 
Who pins me down? Who stabs my Heart?
 
I am unfit to pass within
 
This Pylon of the Hall of Maat.
 
The Fear of Darkness and of Death.
 
The Fear of Water and of Fire.
 
The Fear o' the Chasm and the Chain
 
The Fear of Hell and the dead Breath.
 
The Fear of Him, the Demon dire
 
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,
 
In the straight Path, or else Their Snare
 
Were surely Infinite.
 
The Lustral Water! Let thy Flood
 
Cleanse me - Lymph, Marrow, and Blood!
 
The Scourge, the Dagger and the Chain
 
Purge Body, Breast and Brain!
 
The Fire Informing! Let the Oil


 Balance, assain, assoil!
 

 
See Nature:
 



 I will not look upon Thee more,
 
For Fatal is Thy Name. Begone!
 
False Phantom, Thou shalt pass before
 
The frowning Forehead of the Sun.
 
I know Thee; and I pass Thee by.


 For more than Thou am I.
 

 
Formulating Hexagram:
 



 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:
 



 For Silence duly is begot
 
And Darkness duly brought to Bed;
 
The Shroud is figured in my Thought,


 The Inmost Light is on my Head.
 

 
Unbind.
 



 Attack! I eat up the strong Lions. I!
 

 
Sign of the Enterer:
 



 Fear is on Seb, on Them that dwell therein,


 Behold the radiant Vigour of the Lord!
 

 
Sign of Silence:
 



 Defense! I close the Mouth of Sebek, 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.
 
Hail, Asi, hail! Hoor-Apep cries -
 
Now I the Son of Man arise


 And follow - dead where Asar lies!
 

 
Lie down in Sign of Hanged Man:
 



 I gild my Left Foot with the Light.
.
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.
 

 
Rising in Sign Mulier:
 



 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! rise in me,
 
The chosen Catamite of Thee!
 
Come! Ah, 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:
 



 I am Asar - worthy alone
To sit upon the Double Throne.
Attack is mine, and mine Defence.
And these are One. Arise, go hence!
For I am Master of my Fate,
.


 Wholly Initiate.
 

 
The Secret Word:
 

 [MtzThBTzM in Hebrew]
 

 
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! All Hail!
 

 
Signs accordingly:
 



 I give the Sign that rends the Veil.
The Sign that closes up the Veil.


2. The Sealing of the Pyramid
 

 
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.
Knowledge and Power, twin Warriors, shake
The Invisible; They roll asunder
The Darkness; Matter shines, a Snake.
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 [Thoth in Greek] (Mem), Asi  (Aleph), and Hoor (Shin):
 



 O Thou, the Apex of the Plane,
With Ibis Head and Phoenix Wand
And Wings of Night! Whose Serpents strain
Their Bodies, bounding the Beyond.
Thou in the Light and in the Night
 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


 Through me - Lymph, Marrow and Blood!
 

 
Anointing the Wounds, say:
 

 


The Fire Informing! Let the Oil


 Balance, assain, assoil!
 



The Invoking Spiral Dance:
 
 
So Life takes Fire from Death, and runs
 
Whirling amid the Suns.
 



The Banishing Spiral Dance:
 
 
Now let mine Hands unloose the sweet
 
And shining Girdle of Nuit!
 



The Adorations and the Word.
 


 Homage to Thee, Lord of the Word!
 
Lord of the Silence, Homage to Thee!
 
Lord, we adore Thee, still and stirred
 
Beyond Infinity.
 

 
[MTzThBTzM in Hebrew]
 

 
Behold! the Perfect One hath said


 These are my body's Elements
 
 

The Sign of the Enterer:
 

 

The Sign of Silence:
 
 

Repeat both Signs:
 


 

The Secret Word:
 


Then at the Altar:
 
 

Act accordingly:
 
 
Incense and Wine and Fire and Bread
 
Tried and found pure, a golden Spoil.
 
These I consume, true Sacraments,
 
For the Perfection of the Oil


 -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 [HVA in Hebrew] - Ho!


 This is the Path of [IAO in Greek].
 

 
Bell.
 


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


 Hail, Hoor-Apep! Thou Sword of Steel!
 

 
Bell.
 

 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!

 
Hail, Hoor! Hail, Asi! Hail, Tahuti! Hail,
 
Asar Un-nefer! through the rended Veil.
 
I am Thyself, with all Thy Brilliance decked -
 
Khabs-Am-Pekht.
 

 









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