Liber HHH 

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“Sunt duo modi per quos homo fit Deus: Tohu et Bohu.
    Mens quasi flamma surgat, aut quasi puteus aquae quiescat.
    Alteri modi sunt tres exempli, qui illis extra limine collegii sancti dati sunt.
    In hoc primo libro sunt Aquae Contemplationis.”

    Two are the methods of becoming God: the Upright and the Averse. Let the Mind become as a flame, or as a well of still water. Of each method are three principal examples given to them that are without the Threshold.
    In this first book are written the Reflexions.

    “Sunt tres contemplationes quasi halitus in mente humana abysso inferni. Prima, Νεκρος; secunda, Πυραμις; tertia, Φαλλος vocatur. Et hae reflexiones aquaticae sunt trium enthusiasmorum, Apollonis, Dionysi, Veneris.
    Total stella est Nechesh et Messiach, nomen אהיה cum יהוה conjunctum.”

    There are three contemplations as it were breaths in the human mind, that is the Abyss of Hell: the first is called Νεκρος, the second Πυραμις, and the third Φαλλος. These are the watery reflexions of the three enthusiasms; those of Apollo, Dionysus, and Aphrodite.
    The whole star is Nechesh and Messiach, the name אהיה joined with יהוה.


“I remember a certain holy day in the dusk of the Year, in the dusk of the Equinox of Osiris, when I first beheld thee visibly; when first the dreadful issue was fought out; when the Ibis-headed one charmed away the strife. I remember thy first kiss, even as a maiden should. Nor in the dark byways was there another: thy kisses abide.” - Liber Lapidis Lazuli, VII:15-16

    0. Be seated in thine āsana, wearing the robe of a Neophyte, the hood drawn.

    1. It is night, heavy and hot; there are no stars. Not one breath of wind stirs the surface of the sea, that is thou. No fish play in thy depths.

    2. Let a Breath rise and ruffle the waters. This also thou shalt feel playing upon thy skin. It will disturb thy meditation twice or thrice, after which thou shouldst have conquered in. But unless thou first feel it, that Breath hath not arisen.

    3. Next, the night is riven by the lightning-flash. This also shalt thou feel in thy body, which shall shiver and leap with the shock, and that also must both be suffered and overcome.

    4. After the lightning-flash, resteth in the zenith a minute point of light. And this light shall radiate until a right cone be established upon the sea, and it is day. With this thy body shall be rigid, automatically; and this shalt thou let endure, withdrawing thyself into thine heart in the form of an upright Egg of blackness; and therein shalt thou abide for a space.

    5. When all this is perfectly and easily performed at will, let the aspirant figure to himself a struggle with the whole force of the Universe. In this he is only saved by his minuteness.
    But in the end he is overthrown by Death, who covers himwith a black cross.
    Let his body fall supine with arms outstretched.

    6. So lying, let him aspire fervently unto the Holy Guardian Angel.

    7. Now let him resume his former posture.
    Two-and-twenty times shall he figure to himself that he is bitten by a serpent, feeling even in his body the poison thereof. And let each bite be healed by an eagle or hawk, spreading its wings above his head, and dropping thereupon an healing dew. But let the last bite be so terrible a pang at the nape of the neck that he seemeth to die, and let the healing dew be of such virtue that he leapeth to his feet.

    8. Let there be now placed within his egg a red cross, then a green cross, then a golden cross, then a silver cross; or those things which these shadow forth. Herein is silence; for he that hath rightly performed the meditation will understand the inner meaning hereof, and it shall serve as a test of himself and his fellows.

    9. Let him now remain in the Pyramid or Cone of Light, as an Egg, but no more of blackness.

    10. Then let his body be in the position of the Hanged Man, and let him aspire with all his force unto the Holy Guardian Angel.

    11. The grace having been granted unto him, let him partake mystically of the Eucharist of the Five Elements and let him proclaim Light in Extension; yea, let him proclaim Light in Extension.


“*['hese loosen the swathings of the corpse; these unbind the feet of Osiris, so that the flaming God mayrage through the firma- ment with his fantastic spear.” - Liber Lapidis Lazuli, VII:3

    0. Be seated in thine Asana, or recumbent in Shavasana, or in the position of the dying Buddha.

    1. Think of thy death; imagine the various diseases that may attack thee, or accidents overtake thee. Picture the process of death, applying always to thyself.
    (A useful preliminary practice is to read textbooks of Pathology, and to visit museums and dissecting-rooms.)

    2. Continue this practice until death is complete; follow the corpse through the stages of embalming, wrapping and burial. 

    3. Now imagine a divine breath entering thy nostrils.

    4. Next, imagine a divine light enlightening the eyes.
    5. Next, imagine the divine voice awakening the ears.
    6. Next, imagine a divine kiss imprinted on the lips.
    7. Next, imagine the divine energy informing the nerves and muscles of the body, and concentrate on the phenomenon which will already have been observed in 3, the restoring of the circulation.

    8. Last, imagine the return of the reproductive power, and employ this to the impregnation of the Egg of light in which man is bathed.

    9. Now represent to thyself that this Egg is the Disk of the Sun, setting in the west.‏

    10. Let it sink into blackness, borne in the bark of heaven, upon the back of the holy cow Hathor. And it may be that thou shalt ‏hear the moaning thereof.

    11. Let it become blacker than all blackness. And in this meditation thou shalt be utterly without fear, for that the blackness that will appear unto thee is a thing dreadful beyond all thy comprehension.
    And it shall come to pass that if thou hast well and properly performed this meditation that on a sudden thou shalt hear the drone and booming of a Beetle.

    12. Now then shall the Blackness pass, and with rose and gold shalt thou arise in the East, with the cry of an Hawk resounding in thine ear. Shrill shall it be and harsh.

    13. At the end shalt thou rise and stand in the mid-heaven, a globe of glory. And therewith shall arise the mighty Sound that holy men have likened unto the roaring of a Lion.

    14. Then shalt thou withdraw thyself from the Vision, gathering thyself into the divine form of Osiris upon his throne.

    15. Then shalt thou repeat audibly the cry of triumph of the god re-arisen, as it shall have been given unto thee by thy Superior.

    16. And this being accomplished, thou mayest enter again intothe Vision, that thereby shall be perfected in Thee.

    17. After this shalt thou return into the Body, and give thanks unto the Most High God IAIDA, yea unto the Most High God IAIDA.

    18.  Mark well that this operation should be performed it be possible in a place set apart and consecrated to the Works of the Magick of Light. Also that the Temple should be ceremonially open as thou hast knowledge and skill to perform, and that at the end thereof the closing should be most carefully accomplished. But in the preliminary practice it is enough to cleanse thyself by ablution, by robing, and by the rituals of the Pentagram and Hexagram.
    0-2 should be practised at first, until some realisation is obtained; and the practice should always be followed by a divine invocation of Apollo or of Isis or of Jupiter or of Serapis.
    Next, after a swift summary of 0-2 practice 3-7.
    This being mastered, add 8.
    Then add 9-13.
    Then being prepared and fortified, well fitted for the work,perform the whole meditation at one time. And let this be continued until perfect success be attained therein. For this is a mighty meditation and holy, having power even upon Death, yea, having power even upon Death.
    (Note by Fra. O. M. At any time during this meditation the concentration may bring about Samadhi. This is to be feared andshunned, more than any other breaking of control, for that it is the most tremendous of the forces which threaten to obsess. There is also some danger of acute delirious melancholia at point I.)