Liber A'Ash vel Capricorni Pneumatici --- CCCLXX ---by Crowley

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0. Gnarled Oak of God! In thy branches is the lightningnested! Above thee hangs the Eyeless Hawk.
1. Thou art blasted and black! Supremely solitary inthat heath of scrub.
2. Up! The ruddy clouds hang over thee! It is the storm.
3. There is a flaming gash in the sky.
4. Up.
5. Thou art tossed about in the grip of the storm foran aeon and an aeon and an aeon. But thou givest not thy sap; thou fallestnot.
6. Only in the end shalt thou give up thy sap when thegreat God F. I. A. T. is enthroned on the day of Be-with-Us.
7. For two things are done and a third thing is begun.Isis and Osiris are given over to incest and adultery. Horus leaps up thricearmed from the womb of his mother. Harpocrates his twin is hidden withinhim. Set is his holy covenant, that he shall display in the great day ofM. A. A. T., that is being interpreted the Master of the Temple of A.'.A.'.,whose name is Truth.
8. Now in this is the magical power known.
9. It is like the oak that hardens itself and bears upagainst the storm. It is weather-beaten and scarred and confident likea sea-captain.
10. Also it straineth like a hound in the leash.
11. It hath pride and great subtlety. Yea, and glee also!
12. Let the magus act thus in his conjuration.
13. Let him sit and conjure; let him draw himself togetherin that forcefulness; let him rise next swollen and straining; let himdash back the hood from his head and fix his basilisk eye upon the sigilof the demon. Then let him sway the force of him to and fro like a satyrin silence, until the Word burst from his throat.
14. Then let him not fall exhausted, although the mighthave been ten thousandfold the human; but that which floodeth him is theinfinite mercy of the Genitor- Genetrix of the Universe, whereof he isthe Vessel.
15. Nor do thou deceive thyself. It is easy to tell thelive force from the dead matter. It is no easier to tell the live snakefrom the dead snake.
16. Also concerning vows. Be obstinate, and be not obstinate.Understand that the yielding of the Yoni is one with the lengthening ofthe Lingam. Thou art both these; and thy vow is but the rustling of thewind on Mount Meru.
17. Now shalt thou adore me who am the Eye and the Tooth,the Goat of the Spirit, the Lord of Creation. I am the Eye in the Triangle,the Silver Star that ye adore.
18. I am Baphomet, that is the Eightfold Word that shallbe equilibrated with the Three.
19. There is no act or passion that shall not be a hymnin mine honour.
20. All holy things and all symbolic things shall bemy sacraments.
21. These animals are sacred unto me; the goat, and theduck, and the ass, and the gazelle, the man, the woman and the child.
22. All corpses are sacred unto me; they shall not betouched save in mine eucharist. All lonely places are sacred unto me; whereone man gathereth himself together in my name, there will I leap forthin the midst of him.
23. I am the hideous god; and who mastereth me is uglierthan I.
24. Yet I give more than Bacchus and Apollo; my giftsexceed the olive and the horse.
25. Who worshippeth me must worship me with many rites.
26. I am concealed with all concealments; when the MostHoly Ancient One is stripped and driven through the marketplace I am stillsecret and apart.
27. Whom I love I chastise with many rods.
28. All things are sacred to me; no thing is sacred fromme.
29. For there is no holiness where I am not.
30. Fear not when I fall in the fury of the storm; formine acorns are blown afar by the wind; and verily I shall rise again,and my children about me, so that we shall uplift our forest in Eternity.
31. Eternity is the storm that covereth me.
32. I am Existence, the Existence that existeth not savethrough its own Existence, that is beyond the Existence of Existences,and rooted deeper than the No-Thing-Tree in the Land of No-Thing.
33. Now therefore thou knowest when I am within thee,when my hood is spread over thy skull, when my might is more than the pennedIndus, and resistless as the Giant Glacier.
34. For as thou art before a lewd woman in Thy nakednessin the bazaar, sucked up by her slyness and smiles, so art thou whollyand no more in part before the symbol of the beloved, though it be buta Pisacha or a Yantra or a Deva.
35. And in all shalt thou create the Infinite Bliss,and the next link of the Infinite Chain.
36. This chain reaches from Eternity to Eternity, everin triangles --- is not my symbol a triangle? --- ever in circles --- isnot the symbol of the Beloved a circle? Therein is all progress base illusion,for every circle is alike and every triangle alike!
37. But the progress is progress, and progress is rapture,constant, dazzling, showers of light, waves of dew, flames of the hairof the Great Goddess, flowers of the roses that are about her neck, Amen!
38. Therefore lift up thyself as I am lifted up. Holdthyself in as I am master to accomplish. At the end, be the end far distantas the stars that lie in the navel of Nuit, do thou slay thyself as I atthe end am slain, in the death that is life, in the peace that is motherof war, in the darkness that holds light in his hand as a
harlot that plucks a jewel from her nostrils.
39. So therefore the beginning is delight, and the Endis delight, and delight is in the midst, even as the Indus is water inthe cavern of the glacier, and water among the greater hills and the lesserhills and through the ramparts of the hills and through the plains, andwater at the mouth thereof when it leaps forth into the mighty sea, yea,into the mighty sea.

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