Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Please join us this Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. for a general discussion of the Holy Books of Thelema, focusing on dates of reception, authorship, classification, themes and personas, and modes of exegesis. In October, we will continue our discussion of Liber LXV, the Book of the Heart Girt with the Serpent, picking up our progress around verse 22 of Chapter IV and discuss the Bennu Bird and the 600-year sub-aeon in currents discussed by 666 in his Commentary.
“Also one V.V.V.V.V. arose, an exalted adept of the rank of Master of the Temple (or this much He disclosed to the Exempt Adepts) and His utterance is enshrined in the Sacred Writings.”–Liber LXI, v. 29
The Frater Superior of O.T.O. wrote that The Holy Books of Thelema “have a way of unfolding within the reader, of not only retaining, but increasing their relevance. . . Written, as they were, on the most exalted planes of existence . . . and can awaken, as if by sympathetic resonance, promptings toward similar experiences in the receptive reader.” The are classed by the A.’.A.’. in Class A, which “consists of books of which may be changed not so much as the style of a letter: that is, they represent the utterance of an Adept entirely beyond the criticism of even the Visible Head of the Organization.”
While those who discuss the contents of the first among the Holy Books, Liber AL, are “to be shunned by all, as centres of pestilence,” the same injunction does not hold for the other Holy Books.
In future classes we plan to discuss the other Holy Books, including, Liber VII, Liber Trigrammaton, Liber Tau, Liber A’ash, and Liber Tzaddi, to name a few. We will announce which book or books we will be discussing before each meeting.
“And they that read the book and debated thereon passed into the desolate land of Barren Words. And they that sealed up the book into their blood were the chosen of Adonai, and the Thought of Adonai was a Word and a Deed; and they abode in the Land that the far-off travellers call Naught.”–LXV, v. 59
Love is the law, love under will.
This event is free and open to the public.
Painting by Sophia Vera Horodysky.