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LIBER III vel JUGORUM.



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0. Behold the Yoke upon the neck of the Oxen! Is it notthereby that the Field shall be ploughed? The Yoke is heavy, but joinethtogether them that are separate --- Glory to Nuit and to Hadit, and toHim that hath given us the Symbol of the Rosy Cross!

Glory unto the Lord of the Word Abrahadabra, and Gloryunto Him that hath given us the Symbol of the Ankh, and of the Cross withinthe Circle!

1. Three are the Beasts wherewith thou must plough theField; the Unicorn, the Horse, and the Ox. And these shalt thou yoke ina triple yoke that is governed by One Whip.

2. Now these Beasts run wildly upon the earths and arenot easily obedient to the Man.

3. Nothing shall be said here of Cerberus, the great Beastof Hell that is every one of these and all of these, even as Athanasiushath foreshadowed. For this matter{Note 1} is not of Tiphereth without,but Tiphereth within.

I.

0. The Unicorn is speech. Man, rule thy Speech! How elseshalt thou master the Son, and answer the Magician at the right hand gatewayof the Crown?

1. Here are practices. Each may last for a week or more.

2. (a) Avoid using some common word, such as "and" or"the" or "but"; use a paraphrase.

(b) Avoid using some letter of the alphabet, such as "t",or "s". or "m"; use a paraphrase.

(c) Avoid using the pronouns and adjectives of the firstperson; use a paraphrase.

Of thine own ingenium devise others.

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1. (i.e. the matter of Cereberus).

2. On each occasion that thou art betrayed into sayingthat thou art sworn to avoid, cut thyself sharply upon the writs or forearmwith a razor; even as thou shouldst beat a disobedient dog. Feareth notthe Unicorn the claws and teeth of the Lion?

3. Thine arm then serveth thee both for a warning andfor a record. Thou shalt write down thy daily progress in these practices,until thou art perfectly vigilant at all times over the least word thatslippeth from thy tongue.

Thus bind thyself, and thou shalt be for ever free.
 

II.

0. The Horse is Action. Man, rule thine Action. How elseshalt thou master the Father, and answer the Fool at the Left Hand Gatewayof the Crown?

1. Here are practices. Each may last for a week, or more.
(a) Avoiding lifting the left arm above the waist.
(b) Avoid crossing the legs.
Of thine own ingenium devise others.

2. On each occasion that thou art betrayed into doingthat thou art sworn to avoid, cut thyself sharply upon the wrist or forearmwith a razor; even as thou shouldst beat a disobedient dog. Feareth notthe Horse the teeth of the Camel?

3. Thine arm then serveth thee both for a warning andfor a record. Thou shalt write down thy daily progress in these practices,until thou art perfectly vigilant at all times over the least action thatslippeth from the least of thy fingers.

Thus bind thyself, and thou shalt be for ever free.

III.

0. The Ox is Thought. Man, rule thy Thought! How elseshalt thou master the Holy Spirit, and answer the High Priestess in theMiddle Gateway of the Crown?

1. Here are practices. Each may last for a week or more.
(a) Avoid thinking of a definite subject and all thingsconnected with it, and let that subject be one which commonly occupiesmuch of thy thought, being frequently stimulated by sense-perceptions orthe conversation of others.

(b) By some device, such as the changing of thy ring fromone finger to another, create in thyself two personalities, the thoughtsof one being within entirely different limits from that of the other, thecommon ground being the necessities of life.{Note 1}

Of thine own Ingenium devise others.

2. On each occasion that thou art betrayed into thinkingthat thou art sworn to avoid, cut thyself sharply upon the wrist or forearmwith a razor; even as thou shouldst beat a disobedient dog. Feareth notthe Ox the Goad of the Ploughman?

3. Thine arm then serveth thee both for a warning andfor a record. Thou shalt write down thy daily progress in these practices,until thou art perfectly vigilant at all times over the least thought thatariseth in thy brain.

Thus bind thyself, and thou shalt be for ever free.

---------------- 1. For instance, let A be a man of strongpassions, skilled in the Holy Qabalah, a vegetarian, and a keen "reactionary"politician. Let B be a bloodless and ascetic thinker, occupied with businessand family cares, an eater of meat, and a keen progressive politician.Let no thought proper to "A" arise when the ring is on the "B" finger,and vice versa.
 
 

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