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0. A, the heart of IAO, dwelleth in ecstasy in the secretplace of the thunders. Between Asar and Asi he abideth in joy.

1. The lightnings increased and the Lord Tahuti stoodforth. The Voice came from the Silence. Then the One ran and returned.

2. Now hath Nuit veiled herself, that she may open thegate of her sister.

3. The Virgin of God is enthroned upon an oyster-shell;she is like a pearl, and seeketh Seventy to her Four. In her heart is Haditthe invisible glory.

4. Now riseth Ra-Hoor-Khuit, and dominion is establishedin the Star of the

5. Also is the Star of the Flame exalted, bringing benedictionto the universe.

6. Here then beneath the winged Eros is youth, delightingin the one and the other.

7. He is Asar between Asi and Nepthi; he cometh forthfrom the veil.

He rideth upon the chariot of eternity; the white andthe black are harnessed to his car. Therefore he reflecteth the Fool, andthe sevenfold veil is reveiled.

8. Also came forth mother Earth with her lion, even Sekhet,the lady of Asi.

9. Also the Priest veiled himself, lest his glory be profaned,lest his
word be lost in the multitude.

10. Now then the Father of all issued as a mighty wheel;the Sphinx, and the dog-headed god, and Typhon, were bound on his circumference.

11. Also the lady Maat with her feather and her swordabode to judge the righteous.

For Fate was already established.

12. Then the holy one appeared in the great water of theNorth; as a golden dawn did he appear, bringing benediction to the fallenuniverse.

13. Also Asar was hidden in Amennti; and the Lords ofTime swept over him with the sickle of death.

14. And a mighty angel appeared as a woman, pouring vialsof woe upon the
flames, lighting the pure stream with her brand of cursing.And the iniquity was very great.

15. Then the Lord Khem arose, He who is holy among thehighest, and set up
his crowned staff for to redeem the universe.

16. He smote the towers of wailing; he brake them in piecesin the fire of
his anger, so that he alone did escape from the ruinthereof.

17. Transformed, the holy virgin appeared as a fluidicfire, making her
beauty into a thunderbolt.

18. By her spells she invoked the Scarab, the Lord Kheph-Ra,so that the
waters were cloven and the illusion of the towers wasdestroyed.

19. Then the sun did appear unclouded, and the mouth ofAsi was on the mouth
of Asar.

20. Then also the Pyramid was builded so that the Initiationmight be complete.

21. And in the heart of the Sphinx danced the Lord Adonai,in His garlands of roses and pearls making glad the concourse of things;yea, making glad the concourse of things.


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