Liber AL

The Book of the Law, also known as Liber AL vel Legis, here on referred to as Liber AL, is a communication allegedly received by the Magus Aleister Crowley from a praetor-human intelligence calling himself Aiwaz, on the 8th, 9th and 10th of April 1904 (Alternate dates of April Fool’s Day, followed by the 2nd and 3rd, along with the 7th, 8th and 9th of April have also been cited). Crowley and his wife Rose were in Cairo on their honeymoon when Rose began telling him, “They’re waiting for you”, and falling in and out of trances. Crowley quizzed his wife in an effort to deflate what he considered to be delusional claims concerning the god Horus, of whom Rose had no prior knowledge. The Magus calculated the odds of Rose guessing right all of the questions he tested at 1 in 21, 680,000. Following a trip to the Boulak Museum where Rose proved the sovereignty of her declarations by pointing out an image of Horus on exhibit no. 666, a number of personal significance to Crowley, he began to pay attention. The result of the experiments conducted from I2 noon till 1 o’clock on three consecutive days is Liber AL.

Appellations for the above three paintings, headed deosil from right, The Hermit, The Lover, and The Man of Earth, are each accorded from the following verse in Liber AL:

Who calls us Thelemites will do no wrong, if he look but close into the word. For there are therein Three Grades, the Hermit, and the Lover, and the man of Earth. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ch. I. v.40.

There was no prior intention to impart such designations. With the first in the series originally entitled ‘The Search’, it wasn’t until nearing completion of The Lover that illumination dawned of the marriage between verse 74 from chapter III of Liber AL and Horus in this image:

There is a splendour in my name hidden and glorious, as the sun of midnight is ever the son.

Quickly proceeded by further revelation of a fusion betwixt the paintings when positioned as instructed in verse 73:

Paste the sheets from right to left and from top to bottom: then behold!

I read through Liber AL mindful of this command and determined the titles assigned the three Thelemic grades a resounding match for the canvases. This, along with the summons ordering the L-shaped formation, only to be comprehended while working on the cornerstone, or third piece in the set, further substantiated the ingenious quality of the prophecy contained in the book. It is also worth noting that Liber AL vel Legis was originally entitled Liber L (changed to AL after the numerical key 31 = AL, was discovered), the same shape the three images form when placed in the order prescribed. Curiously, composition for the first piece in the series, The Hermit, was conceived sometime in 1998 or ’99, years before I was aware of Aleister Crowley’s work or Magick spelt with a k.

Another deeply compelling link in regard to prophecy, these images and the awe-inspiring power of Liber AL, is verse 34 of chapter III:

But your holy place shall be untouched throughout the centuries: though with fire and sword it be burnt down & shattered, yet an invisible house there standeth, and shall stand until the fall of the Great Equinox; when Hrumachis shall arise and the double-wanded one assume my throne and place. Another prophet shall arise, and bring fresh fever from the skies; another woman shall awake the lust & worship of the Snake; another soul of God and beast shall mingle in the globèd priest; another sacrifice shall stain the tomb; another king shall reign; and blessing no longer be poured To the Hawk-headed mystical Lord!

Hurricane Katrina. Photo courtesy NASA

With continued emphasis on the sentence, Another prophet shall arise, and bring fresh fever from the skies, in the following pages, it is appropriate first to touch upon the remainder of this highly prophetic verse. At this stage, the unfolding nature of events prevent us from delving into specifics. However, circumstances suggest the remaining prophecies are largely in reference to the revival of an experiment begun some eleven years ago, with a rather uncanny repetition of certain associated elements. Nonetheless, what can be clearly expressed at this point is that we have on our hands a link far more than tenuous. For at exactly the same time the original version of this website was being constructed, the most intense and destructive Atlantic Hurricane Season yet recorded began its devastation of the United States. Followed shortly after by a catastrophic Cyclone Season for Australia; fresh fever from the skies indeed.

The current era of extreme Hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin commenced in 1995, with a dramatic increase in the number of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes, along with an Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) total of 228 for the Season. Prior to this, the last time the ACE reached over 200 was in 1961. While only another four sporadic occurrences can be found since records began in 1851. In 2004 the Atlantic Hurricane Season saw an Accumulated Cyclone Energy total of 227 and the first time since 1995 that the ACE exceeded 200; hence the prophecy fresh fever. This was followed by the all-time record of 250 for the 2005 Season. Not once in 160 years of data is there another instance of two consecutive years with an ACE over 200. With 2004 seeing the creation of the first 3rdeyeart-works and 2005 the birth of 3rdeyeart.com, we have here the beginning of an intimate relationship between this work and fresh fever from the skies. A rather extraordinary proposition I know, but we now have a substantial trail of evidence affirming a consistent recurrence of fever from the skies in relation to the manifestation of proceeding 3rdeyeart-works. Moreover, lulls in production at 3rdeyeart have been in line with below average Cyclone and Hurricane Seasons – see the Dreamtime Nus section of this website for an extensive account of these events.

Remarkably, Hurricane Katrina, the most expensive and destructive Atlantic Basin Hurricane ever recorded, and Hurricane Wilma, the most intense Atlantic Basin Hurricane recorded, both struck in the ’05 Season. The information age propelled 2005′s Hurricane Katrina and its tragic aftermath into the Consciousness of the Collective. Facilitating, perhaps for the first time, a dialogue and increased awareness of the consequences of our actions (and inactions!) on a Global scale. Six months later An Inconvenient Truth was released. A correlation between the Element Air and mind, or consciousness, has long been established in the Occult Sciences. Unfortunately, it seems the Australian News Media haven’t yet caught on to the advantages of awareness in the digital era. When I realised the fulfilment of the prophecy and its ramifications I informed the relevant organisations of this work on three separate occasions in an effort to avoid further calamity, I received no response.

Sandy, largest ever Atlantic Basin Hurricane. Photo courtesy NASA

 

Following a quiet ’06 (ACE 79) and ’07 (ACE 74), 2008 saw the second most destructive Hurricane Season on record parallel to the creation of new 3rdeyeart-work and just months after 3rdeyeart.com v 2.0 went live. Four years later it was time to update the site yet again and October 2012 observes ‘Super-Frankenstorm’ Hurricane Sandy lash the U.S. as I was painting Communion and designing 3rdeyeart.com v 3.0. At a massive 1,000 miles in diameter, Sandy was officially the largest Hurricane to form in the Atlantic Basin. Making landfall in Florida on the 26th of October and New York City on the 29th, Sandy was a further rarity due to the fact that only 68 Hurricanes have struck the North-eastern United States since record keeping began in 1851. With estimates of approximately $50 billion worth of damage, Sandy is the second costliest Hurricane in U.S. history.

Solidifying interconnectedness of the prophecy, Another prophet shall arise, and bring fresh fever from the skies, the 2004 and subsequent Hurricane Seasons, along with The Lover image, is the spiral force radiating horizontally from the hands of Horus while yet another spins vertically in the background with clouds gathering about it! This horizontal spiral force is identical to Occultist, Kenneth Grant’s ‘Sign of Protection’. Revealed in the final volume of his Typhonian Trilogies, The Ninth Arch, and intended to be invoked against the influence of hostile Outer Forces. I was completely unaware of this ‘Sign’ at the time of painting, yet managed to work it into the image within the context of its use as directed by Grant. Having a long-standing interest in the occult – that which is hidden, not revealed, or understood, and the paranormal – phenomena outside the known laws of science, one learns to approach such seemingly unverifiable assertions of “hostile forces from Outside” with a healthy scepticism. Be that as it may, such an exact alignment provokes a double take, indicating an objective authenticity to this claim.

Readers of the Typhonian Trilogies will notice many themes concurrent with the images on this website. The vast majority of which were pieced together prior to my reading the applicable texts. As in the example above, the similarities are often far too acute to be explained away as random coincidence and are instead suggestive of a prevailing Current or Intelligence infusing these works. The extent to which these paintings resonate with the Twin Currents of Horus 93 and Maat 696 is truly astounding. As well as the above links to Liber AL, there are many more explicit correspondences, references and even further prophecy. Some of which will be explored throughout the content of this site. Verses from Liber Pennae Praenumbra are also represented in these canvases, as are scenes from The Vision and the Voice and The Amalantrah Working, along with echoes of The Heart of the Master. When the dance this work has weaved with the world of manifestation is added to the equation, the legitimacy of the Twin 93-696 Currents being highly effective technologies for the navigation of consciousness and spiritual progression becomes unequivocally clear.

I would like to establish early on in our discourse that all is not doom and gloom here my friends. Verily, we bring glad tidings. Among other things, our work has also been fortunate enough to bear witness to the miraculous promise of regeneration from chapter I, verse 53 of Liber AL:

This shall regenerate the world, the little world my sister, my heart & my tongue, unto whom I send this kiss.

The details of which are discussed in the Communion and Dreamtime Nus sections of this site…