Commentary and Corrections to Liber Israfel

This book was formerly called “Anubis,” and is referred to the 20th key, “The Angel.”

[Israfel is of course the Angel of the Apocalypse, who, in the secret Egyptian Great Myth, assumes the role of Tahuti at the end of time in order to pronounce the Word of the changing Aeon. The Aspirant therefore is “Anubis” in the role of neophyte/adept of the Mahamudra, or Great Symbol.]

0. The Temple being in darkness, and the Speaker ascended into his place let him begin by a ritual of the Enterer, as followeth.

1. HB:Vau Priocul, O procul este profani.

2. Bahlasti! Ompehda!

3. In the name of the Mighty and Terrible One, I proclaim that I have banished the Shells unto their habitations.

[For a new and more Tibetan version, add here: “I take refuge in the idea of enlightenment; I take refuge in the truth of enlightenment; I take refuge in the reality of the enlightened One. May all beings benefit from the results of my understanding and endeavors.” (Repeat three times.)]

This is supposed to be performed as a group meditation in the Temple space, which would in fact have self-operating wards that do not require a thorough banishing but merely a way to turn them on. If not performed in this kind of space, and if performed as solo ritual, the work should be preceded by a BRP, at the end of which the above may be pronounced. At this point, the circle should be cast, the MPP [meta-programming protocol] etc., including the middle pillar and the caduceus. Continue with the SRP and the analysis of the key word and rending the veil. This puts the energy level high enough to sustain the next invocation without a shock.

4. I invoke Tahuti, the Lord of Wisdom and of Utterance, the God that cometh forth from the Veil.

5. O Thou! Majesty of Godhead! Wisdom-crowned Tahuti! Lord of the Gates of the Universe! Thee, Thee, I invoke.

O Thou of the Ibis Head! Thee, Thee I invoke.

Thou who wieldest the Wand of Double Power! Thee, Thee I invoke!

Thou who bearest in Thy left hand the Rose and Cross of Light and Life: Thee, Thee, I invoke.

Thou, whose head is as an emerald, and Thy nemmes as the night-sky blue! Thee, Thee I invoke.

Thou, whose skin is of flaming orange as though it burned in a furnace! Thee, Thee I invoke.

Face East for this, and visualize the image of Tahuti emerging from the veil and standing before you. See the image very clearly, including the implements/attributes such as the double-headed wand, the wadjet/djed combined, and the Rose-Cross anhk in the left hand. This is held by the loop, with the rose emerging from the center of the Cross, Tiphareth. The Head of the Ibis is the emerald modem of the emerald tablet, the true Philosopher’s Stone, clear and translucently Green, deep blue nemmes that is literally the body of Nuit, with a bronze body the color of hot iron. Repeat this until the visualization is crystal clear and present.

(For a more Tibetan version insert extra step here: Once the image is clear, begin the transfer of energy from the front generated image to the crystal body of the Aspirant. This accomplished by transferring body/speech/mind by means of the sacred vowels IAO, or OmAhHung in Tibetan: Mind/White/I/Om from forehead of image to yours, Speech/Blue/A/Ah from throat to throat, and Body/Red/O/Hung from heart to heart. As you do this, see/feel the image taking shape over your crystal body. Allow your awareness to expand into the new form slowly as you chant/vibrate.)

6. Behold! I am Yesterday, To-Day, and the Brother of To-Morrow!

I am born again and and again.

Mine is the Unseen Force, whereof the Gods are sprung! Which is as Life unto the Dwellers in the Watch-Towers of the Universe.

I am the Charioteer of the East, Lord of the Past and of the Future.

I see by mine own inward light: Lord of Resurrection; Who cometh forth from the Dusk, and my birth is from the House of Death.

7. O ye two Divine Hawks upon your Pinnacles!

Who keep watch over the Universe!

Ye who company the Bier to the House of Rest!

Who pilot the Ship of Ra advancing onwards to the heights of heaven!

Lord of the Shrine which standeth in the Centre of the Earth!

8. Behold, He is in me, and I in Him!

Mine is the Radiance, wherein Ptah floatheth over the firmament!

I travel upon high!

I tread upon the firmament of Nu!

I raise a flashing flame, with the lightning of Mine Eye!

Ever rushing on, in the splendour of the daily glorified Ra: giving my life to the Dwellers of Earth.

9. If I say “Come up upon the mountains!” the Celestial Waters shall flow at my Word.

For I am Ra incarnate!

Kephra created in the Flesh!

I am the Eidolon of my father Tmu, Lord of the City of the Sun!

This section is very complex and very little understood. As “Taha-utai” is the Governor of the element of Earth itself, the nature of materiality itself, Tahuti is the “ka” or Force of all life on the material plane, from seeds to galaxies. “Mine is the Unseen Force…” The Dwellers in the Watch Towers are the Enochian/Ophanic intelligences that are pure frequencies of the “Force.” The Charioteer is the MerKaBah rider, someone who can balance the five elements and ride the long way of the caduceus along the Adam Kadmon and become a master of Time/Space, a self-illuminated One. The realization of that illumination is the assumption of Osiris Onophoris, the Justified One who is the balance of Ra and Osiris, the two hawks on the pinnacles. The Initiate, in his role as Hierophant, becomes the Osiris in action of Horus the Elder, the pilot of the Sun boat and the hidden master of the shrine that represents the center of the universe/galaxy. As such, all initiatory forms are subsumed into the Atum (Tmu)/Ra/Kephera triad, which correlates with the Hindu Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva, and the initiatory form of the current, the RA aspect in an active form, acts as an Eidolon, an etheric condensation of higher frequency incursions in the form of an “image” that is both self generated and self actualized.

(In Tibetan terms, this is the offering and dedication of merit. One is assuming the triad nature of the Force, then offering it, “giving my life to the Dwellers of Earth,” to all sentient beings, the Dwellers in Malkuth. The next verse, number 9, can be seen as assuming the impersonality of a force of nature, the triadic form in action, and should be seen as dedicating the merit of the working to the highest level of the force, and therefore to all beings. When using this form, be sure to realize that impersonal connection.)

10. The God who commands is in my mouth!

The God of Wisdom is in my Heart!

My tongue is the Sanctuary of Truth!

And a God sitteth upon my lips.

(This a statement of attainment of identity with the Tahuti godform. See I Corinthians 2: 7-10 in particular. Also Bottom’s Speech, Act Four, scene 1, of Midsummer Night’s Dream.)

11. My Word is accomplished every day!

And the desire of my heart realises itself, as that of Ptah when He createth!

I am Eternal; therefore all things are as my designs; therefore do all things obey my Word.

(This is spoken as Tahuti, not as the local personal self.)

[There is a technical shift here that is not apparent in the text and can be somewhat confusing if not aware of it. Once the above statement is pronounced, the mantra should be recited to both generate and ground the energy before directed it to the object of the practice. An appropriate one in Egyptian would be: Ahu Tahuti, hekau Djed, hekau Wadjet, hekau Anhk, sahu Tahuti Ka. (Lord Tahuti, word of power of the Djed, word of power of the Wadjet, word of power for the anhk, the presence/essence of Tahuti (forms) my Ka.) Do this 3, 9, 27, 52 or 108 times. In the silence afterwards let your awareness of the godform shrink and it collects in your heart center. Make sure this is stable before you continue.]

12. Therefore do Thou come forth unto me from Thine abode in the Silence: Unutterable Wisdom! All-Light! All-Power!

Thoth! Hermes! Mercury! Odin!

By whatever name I call Thee, Thou art still nameless to Eternity:

Come Thou forth, I say, and aid and guard me in this work of Art.

(From here on, the point of the practice changes into a species of mystical projection; a teaching trance if you will. The Aspirant has, hopefully expanded into and internalized the Tahuti godform, and now directs this energy to the work of the Art. The next two sections are specific applications of the RA force assumed in verses 7 – 9 above.)

13. Thou, Star of the East, that didst conduct the Magi!

Thou art The Same all-present in Heaven and in Hell!

Thou that vibratest between the Light and the Darkness!

Rising, descending! Changing ever, yet ever The Same!

The Sun is Thy Father!

Thy Mother is the Moon!

The Wind hath borne Thee in its bosom: and Earth hath ever nourished the changeless Godhead of Thy Youth!

(Daath as the rising inner light of the Illuminated Philosopher’s Stone, snips from Emerald Tablet.)

14. Come Thou forth, I say, come Thou forth!

And make all Spirits subject unto Me:

So that every Spirit of the Firmament

And of the Ether.

And of the Earth.

And under the Earth.

On dry land

And in the Water.

Of whirling Air

And of rushing Fire.

And every Spell and Scourge of God the Vast One, may be obedient unto Me!

(Seriously misunderstood idea of having all the inner hooks defused so that no elemental spook or critter can cling-on. Once one has the secret of the inner light, the identity of the Ka and Tahuti, one can actually “command,” under the correct circumstances, all forms of elemental and lower astral beings.)

15. I invoke the priestess of the Silver Star, Asi the Curved One, by the ritual of Silence.

(Isis of course, the inner Anima of the World, the soul of the Beloved in the form of the Great Goddess.)

16. I make open the gate of Bliss; I descend from the Palace of the Stars; I greet you, I embrace you, O children of Earth, that are gathered together in the Hall of Darkness.

(As above, so below, uniting the worlds so that the Light may become infused in matter.)

17. (A pause.)

(During the pause, feel the influx of energy and do the uniting of the triangles into the hexagram: red triangle rising from the earth/lower centers meeting at the heart the blue descending triangle of spirit from the upper centers; hexagram locks into place at the heart center, turning purple and forming the column mention at the end of the LPR. Hold this place during the next section.)

18. The Speech in the Silence.

The inner voice of stillness.

The Words against the Son of Night.

(The hekau, or word of power, that created the Order of the universe.)

The Voice of Tahuti in the Universe in the Presence of the Eternal.

(The great mathematical music of the Song of Creation. See opening of Silmarillion for a beautiful version of the idea.)

The Formulas of Knowledge.

(The sacred geometry of the Universe.)

The Wisdom of Breath.

(The energy of the Force available through pranayama.)

The Root of Vibration.

(Magickal vibration, as in the Middle Pillar.0

The Shaking of the Invisible.

(The rise of the inner fire, the serpent flow.)

The Rolling Asunder of the Darkness.

(Which produces the Inner Light when it hits the brain.)

The Becoming Visible of Matter.

(Big secret: matter is slow light turning in complex interwoven smoke rings of energy.)

The Piercing of the Scales of the Crocodile.

(The Light penetrating the depths of the unconscious.)

The Breaking Forth of the Light!

(The Light can now be shone outwardly, by teaching, as follows…)

19. [Follows the Lection.]

(This is the spontaneous part. If doing this solo, let the imagination come into play here and draw or write or whatever, to direct the energy.)

20. There is an end of the speech; let the Silence of darkness be broken; let it return into the silence of light.

(Dedicate the merit of the working to all beings, then give license to depart.)

The speaker silently departs; the listeners disperse unto their homes; yea, they disperse unto their homes.

(See the energy of the working spreading throughout the world and the Universe.)

Written for a student 6-6-2005.