Book: Liber A Vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley. An instruction for the preparation of the Elemental Instruments. See also: Equinox I iv, p. Liber A vel Armorum sub figura CDXII – Os Libri de Thelema – Os Libri de Aleister Crowley – A Biblioteca Herm├ętica – Hermetic Library. Book: Liber A Vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley An instruction for the preparation of the Elemental Instruments. See also: Equinox I iv, p.

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In turning to the Lamp we are given the most direct clues that this text is not to be read on simply one level. Besides his interest in the occult, he was sexually promiscuous with both genders at a time when homosexuality was still illegal armrum Britainvwl prostitutes, was vocally defiant against Christianity and Victorian and post-Victorian prudishness toward sexual subjects, and was a drug addict.

This naturally reinforces the hierarchical pattern we are trying to avoid.

Furthermore, if the text is to be of any use, the magick to which it refers vvel be available to the reader, in this case me. Let his Philosophus approve thereof.

Where ever we are we can do the deed, think the number, speak the word or scribe the graphic symbol. But the dagger is also destructive.

Liber A Vel Armorum – Thelema and Faith

We are not dependant on having the physical object present. Unless there are magicks to which I am not privy, which may certainly be the case, this can not be taken literally. In what do we preserve things? Let the Practicus engrave the same upon his cup with his own hand and instrument.


The purpose of the Pantacle is shown in its name. Yet there are also other principles involved. All in all I feel this is a most excellent curriculum for the aspiring mage.

Aiwass dictated the Book of the Law, which Crowley wrote down and published, becoming the central Thelemic text. As the pen destroys the pure whiteness of the paper in writing, so does the dagger by cutting off a thing from another thing, giving it definition while destroying the unity of what was.

ar,orum To deem something is to value it and arnorum to redeem something is to re-value it. As such, this text admits of readings at at least two levels: Let him by his understanding and ingenium devise a Magick Lamp that shall burn without wick or oil, being fed by the Aethyr. How else would she have any right to cause change in it save from the standpoint of right stewardship? Let is when finished be consecrated as he hath skill to perform, and keep wrapped in silk of azure blue.

Libee of the words that add up to that number are, in gematria, seen as having a deep intrinsic relationship even though they may appear to be contradictory. Let the Zelator engrave the same upon his dagger with his own hand and instruments.

Liber A vel Armorum

What of all the numbers represents the confluence of those thoughts ideas words and names that are closest to your heart? Let him by his understanding and ingenium devise a Deed to represent the Universe. The Pantacle does this by being a symbol of the Whole. Crowley’s beliefs included pursuing the Great Work, which included gaining self-knowledge and uniting with the larger universe.


This vell your Word. Please enter your e-mail address.

We need not be slavish about this. However it being a white metal of the highest value, I would attribute it to Kether.

Thus it is very important that this symbol is rightly chosen. However, the aspirant also deserves what guidance is available in the process. These are the qualities that are needed to ignite this subtle vrl secret Lamp.

Liber A vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley

Platinum, however I have not been able to find any traditional attributions for. Let the Dominus Liminis take pure lead, tin, and quicksilver, with platinum, and, if need be, glass.

Let him further take a piece of oak wood, and carve a hilt. The Cup Let the Practicus take a piece of Silver and fashion there from a cup. The verse quoted above gives us a clue as to the nature of the several types of symbols.

Book: Liber 412 A Vel Armorum by Aleister Crowley

Let the Practicus take a piece of Silver and fashion there from a cup. This then is that which is written: It is also the logic that guides our process of action.

Creation is the fundamental deed.