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    The Book of Babalon, The Book of Antichrist, and other writings
   January 4 - March 4, 1946 E.V.
   This book contains the record of a magical experiment relating to
   the invocation of an elemental, the thereafter of the Goddess or
   Force called BABALON, and the results thereof. An appendix con-
   tains some details of the method, published for the first time.
   The contents should be clear enough to those who are prepared for
   understanding, and a little study and effort should make it so
   for those who desire understanding. For the rest, each will no
   doubt interpret it in accord with his own predilections.
   A note on the underlying philosophy. The present age is under the
   influence of the force called, in magical terminology, Horus.
   This force relates to fire, Mars, and the sun, that is, to power,
   violence, and energy. It also relates to a child, being innocent
   (i.e. undifferentiated). Its manifestations may be noted in the
   destruction of old institutions and ideas, the discovery and
   liberation of new energies, and the trend towards power govern-
   ments, war, homosexuality, infantilism, and schizophrenia.
   This force is completely blind, depending upon the men and women
   in whom it manifests and who guide it. Obviously, its guidance
   now tends towards catastrophy.
   The catastrophic trend is due to our lack of understanding of our
   own natures. The hidden lusts, fears, and hatreds resulting from
   the warping of the love urge, which underly the natures of all
   Western peoples, have taken a homicidal and suicidal direction.
   This impasse is broken by the incarnation of another sort of
   force, called BABALON. The nature of this force relates to love,
   understanding, and dionysian freedom, and is the necessary coun-
   terbalance or correspondence to the manifestation of Horus.
   It is indicated that this force is actually incarnate in some
   living woman, as the result of the described magical operation. A
   more basic matter, however, is the indication that this force is
   incarnate in all men and women, and needs only to be invoked to
   free the spirit from the debris of the old aeon, and to direct
   the blind force of Horus into constructive channels of under-
   standing and love. The methods of this invocation are described
   in the text.
   The background of this material may be found in the Book of the
   Law, the Comment thereon, and other writings of Aleister Crowley;
   also in various magical, anthropological, psychological, and
   philosophical texts. These are all necessary to an understanding
   and use of the material.
   One further point. It should be remembered that all human activi-
   ties, after the vital functions are fulfilled, arise from the
   need to love or to be loved. It is therfore quite literally true
   that in understanding (i.e. that which embraces all categories of
   love) is all power given. A grasp of the principle of bipolarity
   should make this clear.
   With this crude and rudimentary philosophical discourse, then, I
   present the Book of Babalon:
   In January 1946 I had been engaged in the study and practice of
   Magick for seven years, and in the supervision and operation of
   an occult lodge for four years, having been initiated into the
   Sanctuary of the Gnosis by the Beast 666, Fra. 132, and Fra.
   Saturnus. At this time I decided upon a Magical operation de-
   signed to obtain the assistance of an elemental mate. This is a
   well known procedure in Magick (cf. Ch. VIII in Magick in Theory
   and Practice), consisting of the invocation of a spirit or ele-
   mental into tangible existence by various magical techniques.
   I decided upon the use of the Enochian Tablets obtained by Dr.
   Dee and Edward Kelley, employing the *n*n*n square of the Air
   Tablet. The technique was approximately as follows:
   (January 4, 1946, 9:00 PM)
   1. Prepared and consecrated Air Dagger. (The other magical weap-
   ons were previously prepared. This dagger served as the special
   talisman of the operation.) 2. Prepared Enochian Air Tablet on
   virgin parchment. 3. Prepared Parchment Talisman 4. Rituals as
   follows: (a) Invoking Pentagram of Air. (b) Invocation of
   Bornless One. (c) Conjuration of Air. (d) Consecration of Air
   Dagger. (e) Key Call of third Aire. (f) Invocation of God and
   King of Aire. (g) Invocation of Six Seniors. (h) Invocation of
   (RZDA) by *n*n*n and (EXARP), to visible ap- pearance. (i)
   Invocaton of wand with material basis on talisman. (j) Invocation
   with dagger. (k) License to depart, purification, and banishing.
   I followed this procedure for eleven days, from January 4 to 15,
   with the following entries in my record: January 5. A strong
   windstorm beginning suddenly about the middle of the first
   invocation. Jan 6. Invoked as before. Wind storm continued
   intermittently all day and night. Jan 7. Invoked twice. Wind
   subsided. Used Prokofief Violin Con- certo No. 2 as musical
   background. Jan 8. Invoked twice, using blood. Jan 9. Invoked
   twice, replenishing material basis. Jan 10. Invoked twice. I
   retired about 11 PM, and was awakened at 12 PM by nine strong,
   rapid knocks. A table lamp at the opposite corner of the room was
   thrown violently to the floor and broken. There was no window in
   this corner, and no wind was blowing at the time.
   (Note. I have had little experience with phenomena of this sort.
   Magically speaking, it usually represents "breaks" in the opera-
   tion, indicating imperfect technique. Actually, in any magical
   opeation there should be no phenomena but the willed result.)
   Jan 11. Invoked twice, using blood.
   Jan 12. Invoked twice. A heavy windstorm.
   Jan 13. Invoked twice. Windstorm continued.
   Jan 14. The light system of the house failed about 9 PM. Another
   magician who had been staying at the house and studying with me,
   was carrying a candle across the kitchen when he was struck
   strongly on the right shoulder, and the candle knocked out of his
   hand. He called us, and we observed a brownish yellow light about
   seven feet high in the kitchen.
   I banished with a magical sword, and it disappeared. His right
   arm was paralyzed for the rest of the night.
   Jan 15. Invoked twice. At this time the Scribe developed some
   sort of astral vision, describing in detail an old enemy of mine
   of whom he had never heard, and later the guardian forms of Isis
   and the Archangel Michael. Later, in my room, I heard the raps
   again, and a buzzing, metallic voice crying "let me go free." I
   felt a great pressure and tension in the house that night, which
   was also noticed by the other occupants. There was no other
   phenomena, and I admit a feeling of disappointment.
   The feeling of tension and unease continued for four days. Then,
   on January 18, at sunset, while the Scribe and I were on the
   Mojave desert, the feeling of tension suddenly snapped. I turned
   to him and said, "it is done," in absolute certainty that the
   operation was accomplished. I returned home, and found a young
   woman answering the requirements waiting for me. She is describa-
   ble as an air of fire type with bronze red hair, fiery and sub-
   tle, determined and obstinate, sincere and perverse, with ex-
   traordinary personality, talent, and intelligence.
   During the period of January 19 to February 27 I invoked the
   Goddess BABALON with the aid of my magical partner, as was proper
   to one of my grade.
   On February 27 my magical partner went East for a visit, and on
   Feb. 28 I went back to the Mojave, invoking BABALON. During this
   invocation, the presence of the Goddess came upon me, and I was
   commanded to write the following communication:
   LIBER 49
   1. Yea, it is I, BABALON.
   2. And this is my book, that is the fourth chapter of the Book of
   the Law, He completing the Name, for I am out of NUIT by HORUS,
   the incestuous sister of RA-HOOR-KHUIT.
   3. It is BABALON. TIME IS. Ye fools.
   4. Thou hast called me, oh accursed and beloved fool.
   5-8. (Missing and presumed lost. Ed.)
   9. Now know that I, BABALON, would take flesh and come among men.
   10. I will come as a penelous (sic) flame, as a devious song, a
   trumpet in judgement halls, a banner before armies.
   11. And gather my children unto me, for THE TIME is at hand.
   12. And this is the way of my incarnation. Heed!
   13. Thou shalt offer all thou art and all thou hast at my altar,
   witholding nothing. And thou shalt be smitten full sore and
   thereafter thou shalt be outcast and accursed, a lonely wanderer
   in abominable places.
   14. Ye Dare. I have asked of none other, nor have they asked.
   Else is vain. But thou hast willed it.
   15. Know then that thus I came to thee before, thou a great Lord,
   and I a maid enrapt. Ah blind folly.
   16. And thereafter madness, all in vain. Thus it has been, multi-
   form. How thou hast burned beyond.
   17. I shall come again, in the form thou knowest. Now it shall be
   thy blood.
   18. The altar is aright, and the robe.
   19. The perfume is sandal, and the cloth green and gold. There is
   my cup, our book, and thy dagger.
   20. There is a flame.
   21. The sigil of devotion. Be it consecrated, be it true, be it
   daily affirmed. I am not scorned. Thy love is to me. Procure a
   disk of copper, in diameter three inches paint thereon the field
   blue the star gold of me, BABALON.
   22. It shall be my talisman. Consecrate with the supreme rituals
   of the word and the cup.
   23. My calls as thou knowest. All love songs are of me. Also seek
   me in the Seventh Aire.
   24. This for a time appointed. Seek not the end, I shall instruct
   thee in my way. But be true. Would it be hard if I were thy
   lover, and before thee? But I am thy lover and I am with thee.
   25. I shall provide a vessel, when or whence I say not. Seek her
   not, call her not. Let her declare. Ask nothing. Keep silence.
   There shall be ordeals.
   26. My vessel must be perfect. This is the way of her perfection.
   27. The working is of nine moons.
   28. The Astarte working, with music and feasting, with wine and
   all arts of love.
   29. Let her be dedicated, consecrated, blood to blood, heart to
   heart, mind to mind, single in will, none without the circle, all
   to me.
   30. And she shall wander in the witchwood under the Night of Pan,
   and know the mysteries of the Goat and the Serpent, and of the
   children that are hidden away.
   31. I will provide the place and the material basis, thou the
   tears and blood.
   32. Is it difficult, between matter and spirit? For me it is
   ecstacy and agony untellable. But I am with thee. I have large
   strength, have thou likewise.
   33. Thou shalt prepare my book for her instruction, also thou
   shalt teach that she may have captains and adepts in her service.
   Yea, thou shalt take the black pilgrimage, but it will not be
   thou that returnest.
   34. Let her prepare her work according to my voice in her heart,
   with thy book as guide, and none other instructing.
   35. And let her be in all things wise, and sure, and excellent.
   36. But let her think on this: my way is not in the solemn ways,
   or in the reasoned ways, but in the wild free way of the eagle,
   and the devious way of the serpent, and the oblique way of the
   factor unknown and unnumbered.
   37. For I am BABALON, and she my daughter, unique, and there
   shall be no other women like her.
   38. In My Name shall she have all power, and all men and excel-
   lent things, and kings and captains and the secret ones at her
   39. The first servants are chosen in secret, by my force in
   her--a captain, a lawyer, an agitator, a rebel--I shall provide.
   40. Call me, my daughter, and I shall come to thee. Thou shalt be
   full of my force and fire, my passion and power shall surround
   and inspire thee; my voice in thee shall judge nations.
   41. None shall resist thee, whom I lovest. Though they call thee
   harlot and whore, shameless, false, evil, these words shall be
   blood in their mouths, and dust thereafter.
   42. But my children will know thee and love thee, and this will
   make them free.
   43. All is in thy hands, all power, all hope, all future.
   44. One came as a man, and was weak and failed.
   45. One came as a woman, and was foolish, and failed.
   46. But thou art beyond man and woman, my star is in thee, and
   thou shalt avail.
   47. Even now thy hour strikes upon the clock of my FATHER. For He
   prepared a banquet and a Bridal Bed. I was that Bride, appointed
   from the beginning, as it was written T.O.P.A.N.
   48. Now is the hour of birth at hand. Now shall my adept be
   crucified in the Basilisk abode. 49. Thy tears, thy sweat, thy
   blood, thy semen, thy love, thy faith shall provide. Ah, I shall
   drain thee like the cup that is of me, BABALON.
   50. Stand thou fast, and I shall pass the first veil to speak
   with thee, through the stars shake. 51. Stand thou fast, and I
   shall pass the second veil, while God and Jesus be smitten with
   the sword of HORUS.
   52. Stand thou fast, and I shall pass the third veil, and the
   shapes of hell shall be turned again to loveliness.
   53. For thy sake shall I stride through the flames of Hell,
   though my tongue be bitten through.
   54. Let me behold thee naked and lusting after me, calling upon
   my name.
   55. Let me receive all thy manhood within my Cup, climax upon
   climax, joy upon joy.
   56. Yea, we shall conquer death and Hell together.
   57. And the earth is mine.
   58. Thou shalt (make the?) Black Pilgrimage.
   59. Yea it is even I BABALON and I SHALL BE FREE. Thou fool, be
   thou also free of sentimentality. Am I thy village queen and thou
   a sophomore, that thou shouldst have thy nose in my buttocks?
   60. It is I, BABALON, ye fools, MY TIME is come, and this my book
   that my adept prepares is the book of BABALON.
   61. Yea, my adept, the Black Pilgrimage. Thou shalt be accursed,
   and this is the nature of the curse. Thou shalt publish the
   secret matter of the adepts thou knowest, witholding no word of
   it, in an appendix to this my Book. So they shall cry fool, liar,
   sot, traducer, betrayer. Thou art not glad thou meddled with
   62. There is no other way, dear fool, it is the eleventh hour.
   63. The seal of my Brother is upon the earth, and His Avatar is
   before you. There is threshing of wheat and a trampling of grapes
   that shall not cease until the truth be known unto the least of
   64. But you who do not accept, you who see beyond, reach out your
   hands my children and reap the world in the hour of your harvest.
   65. Gather together in the covens as of old, whose number is
   eleven, that is also my number. Gather together in public, in
   song and dance and festival. Gather together in secret, be naked
   and shameless and rejoice in my name.
   66. Work your spells by the mode of my book, practicing secretly,
   inducing the supreme spell.
   67. The work of the image, and the potion and the charm, the work
   of the spider and the snake, and the little ones that go in the
   dark, this is your work.
   68. Who loves not hates, who hates fears, let him taste fear.
   69. This is the way of it, star, star. Burning bright, moon,
   witch moon.
   70. You the secret, the outcast, the accursed and despised, even
   you that gathered privily of old in my rites under the moon.
   71. You the free, the wild, the untamed, that walk now alone and
   72. Behold, my Brother cracks the world like a nut for your
   73. Yea, my Father has made a house for you, and my Mother has
   prepared a Bridal Bed. My Brother has confounded your enemies.
   74. I am the Bride appointed. Come ye to the nuptials--come ye
   75. My joy is the joy of eternity, and my laughter is the drunken
   laughter of a harlot in the house of ecstasy.
   76. All you loves are sacred, pledge them all to me.
   77. Set my star upon your banners and go forward in joy and
   victory. None shall deny you, and none shall stand before you,
   because of the Sword of my Brother. Invoke me, call upon me, call
   me in your convocations and rituals, call upon me in your loves
   and battles in my name BABALON, wherein is all power given!
                               C. BIRTH
                         [March 2, 1946 E.V.]
   On March 1 and 2 1946 I prepared the altar and equipment in
   accordance with the instructions in Liber 49. The Scribe had been
   away about a week, and knew nothing of my invocations of BABALON,
   which I had kept entirely secret. On the night of March 2 he
   returned, and described a vision he had that evening of a savage
   and beautiful woman riding naked on a great cat-like beast. He
   was impressed with the urgent necessity of giving me some message
   or communication. We prepared magically for this communication,
   constructing a temple at the altar with the analysis of the key
   word. He was robed in white, carrying the lamp, and I in black,
   hooded, with the cup and dagger. At his suggestion we played
   Rachmanninoff's Isle of the Dead as background music, and set an
   automatic recorder to transcribe any audible occurrences. At
   approximately 8 PM he began to dictate, I transcribing directly
   as I received.
   THE SCRIBE: "The Angel of TARO. A three day retirement to greet
   her. Purify thyself. The symbol is seven by three. It is BABALON.
   Keep secret. The communications are sacred."
   "These are the preparations. Green gold cloth, food for the
   Beast, upon a hidden platter, back of the altar. Disclose only
   when the doors are bolted."
   "Transgression is death."
   "Back of main altar. Prepare instantly. Light the first flame at
   10 PM, March 2, 1946."
   "The year of BABALON is 4063."
   "Beware of the use of profaned rituals."
   "She is flame of life, power of darkness, she destroys with a
   glance, she may take thy soul. She feeds upon the death of men."
   The Scribe, now pale and sweating, rested awhile, then continued:
                          [The First Ritual]
   "The first ritual. Tomorrow the second ritual. Concentrate all
   force and being in Our Lady BABALON. Light a single light on Her
   altar, saying: Flame is Our Lady, flame is Her hair. I am flame."
   "A plate of food, unsalted. An altar cloth hitherto undefiled."
   "Make a box of blackness at ten o'clock. Smear the vessel which
   contains flame with thine own blood. Destroy at the altar a thing
   of value. Remain in perfect silence, and heed the voice of Our
   Lady. Speak not of this ritual or of Her coming to any person. If
   asked, answer in a manner that avoids suspicion. Nor speculate at
   any time as to Her future mortal identity. To receive flatter-
   ing communications to thy damnation. Press not to receive teach-
   ings beyond those given."
   "Questions: you may ask but three. Spend one half hour in compos-
   ing these at 11:30 PM. The answers must be written at midnight."
   "Thou shalt take the alkahest in thine own mouth, and in the box
   of darkness carefully store this matter."
   "Display thyself to Our Lady; dedicate thy organs to Her, dedi-
   cate thy heart to Her, dedicate thy mind to Her, dedicate thy
   soul to Her, for She shall absorb thee, and thou shalt become
   living flame before She incarnates. For it shall be through you
   alone, and no one else can help in this endeavour."
   "It is lonely, it is awful."
   "Retire from human contact until noon tomorrow. Clear all profane
   documents on the morrow, before receiving further instructions.
   Consult no book but thine own mind. Thou art a god. Behave at
   this altar as one god before another. And so be prosperity."
   "Thou art the guardian and thou art the guide, thou art the
   worker and the mechanic. So conduct thyself. Discuss nothing of
   this matter until thou art certain that thine understanding
   embraces all."
   Here the Scribe ceased dictation. I proceeded to follow these
   instructions and those of March 1, utilizing the following ritu-
   als. I include the rituals used in the operation of the first
   night, in order to indicate the nature of the Force invoked.
                        [The First Invocation]
   The temple is opened with the analysis of the key word:
   I N R I. Yod Nun Resh Yod. Virgo Isis Mighty Mother. Scorpio
   Apophis Destroyer. Sol, Osiris slain and risen. IAO. The sign of
   Osiris slain (given). The sign of the mourning of Isis (given).
   The sign of Apophis and Typhon (given). LVX, Lux, the Light of
   the Cross.
   The invoking hexagram is drawn in the four quarters and the name
   ARARITA vibrated in each quarter. In closing, the hexagram is
                        The [Second] Invocation
                        (From the Gnostic Mass)
                              THE PRIEST
   "O circle of stars whereof our Father is but the younger brother,
   marvel beyond imagination, soul of infinite space, before whom
   time is ashamed, the mind bewildered, and the understanding dark,
   not unto thee may we attain unless thine image be love. Therefore
   by seed and root and stem and bud and leaf and flower and fruit
   do we invoke thee."
   "But to love me is better than all things; if under the night
   stars in the desert thou presently burnest mine incense before
   me, invoking me with a pure heart and the serpent flame therein,
   thou shalt come a little to lie in my bosom. For one kiss wilt
   thou be willing to give all. But whoso gives one particle of dust
   shall lose all in that hour. Ye shall gather goods and store of
   women and spices; ye shall wear rich jewels; ye shall exceed the
   nations of earth in splendour and pride; but always in the love
   of me, and so shall ye come to my joy. I charge you earnestly to
   come before me in a single robe, and covered with a rich head-
   dress. I love you! I yearn to you! Pale or purple, veiled or
   voluptuous, I who am all pleasure and purple and drunkenness of
   the innermost sense, desire you. Put on the wings, and arouse the
   coiled splendour within you: come unto me! to me! Sing the rap-
   turous love songs unto me! Burn to me perfume! Drink to me, for I
   love you! I love you! I am the blue lidded daughter of sunset, I
   am the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night sky. To me. To
                         The Third Invocation.
                    (From The Vision and the Voice)
   "Glory unto the Scarlet Woman, BABALON, the Mother of Abomina-
   tion, that rideth upon the Beast, for She hath spilt their blood
   in every corner of the earth, and lo! She hath mingled it in the
   cup of Her whoredom."
   "With the breath of Her kisses hath she fermented it, and it hath
   become the wine of the Sabbath; and in the Holy Assembly hath She
   poured it out for Her worshippers; and they have become drunken
   thereon, so that face to face they beheld my Father. Thus are
   they made worthy to partake of the mystery of this holy vessel,
   for the blood is the life."
   "Beautiful art thou O BABALON, and desirable, for thou hast given
   Thyself to everything that liveth, and thy weakness hath subdued
   their strength. For in that union Thou didst understand. There-
   fore art Thou called Understanding, O BABALON, Lady of the
   "O my God, in one last rapture let me attain to the union of the
   one with the many. For She is Love, and Her Love is one, and She
   has divided theone love into infinite loves, and each love is
   one, and equal with the One, and therefore is She passed from the
   Assembly and the Law and the enlightenment into the anarchy of
   solitude and darkness. For ever thus must She veil the brilliance
   of Herself."
                        [The Fourth Invocation]
   O BABALON, BABALON beloved, come now, partake of the sacrament,
   possess this shrine. Take me now! Let me be drunken on the wine
   of your fornications; let your kisses wanton me to death. Accept
   thou this sacrifice willingly given!
                         The Fifth Invocation
                     The Call of the Seventh Aire
   Rass I Salman Paradiz Oa-Crimi Aao Ial-Pir-Gah Qui-In Enay Butmon
   Od I Noas Ni Paradial Casarmg Vgear Chirlan Od Zonac Luciftan
   Cors Ta Vaul Zirn Tol Hami Sobol Ondoh Od Miam Chis Ta Zo Od Es
   V-Ma-Dea Od Pi- Bliar O Phil Rit Od Miam C-Crimi Quaada. Od. O-
   Michaloz Oriom Bagle Papnor I Dlugam Lonshi Od Umplif V-Ge-Gi
   Riglied. BABALON!
                         The Sixth Invocation
                    (from Tannhauser by A. Crowley)
   Isis art thou, and from thy life are fed
   All showers and suns, all moons that wax and wane,
   All stars and streams, the living and the dead,
   The mystery of pleasure and of pain
   Thou art the mother, thou the speaking sea
   Thou art the earth, and its fertility,
   Life, death, love, hatred, light, darkness return to thee
   To Thee!
   Hathoor am I, and to my beauty drawn
   All glories of the Universe bow down,
   The blossom and the mountain and the dawn
   Fruits blush, and women, our creations crown
   I am the priest, the sacrifice, the shrine
   I the love and life of the divine
   Life, death, love, hatred, light, darkness are surely mine,
   Are Mine!
   Venus art thou, the love and light of earth,
   The wealth of kisses, the delight of tears
   The barren pleasures never came to birth,
   The endless infinite delight of years.
   Thou art the shrine at which my long desire
   Devoured me with intolerable fire.
   Thou wert song, music, passion, death upon my lyre--
   My lyre.
   I am the Grail and I the glory now;
   I am the flame and fuel of thy breast
   I am the star of God upon thy brow;
   *mI am the queen, enraptured and possessed,
   Hide thee sweet river, welcome to thee, sea
   Ocean of love that shall encompass thee
   Life, death, love, hatred, light, darkness return to me--
   To me!
                    [March 2, 1946 E.V. continued]
   On the night of the first performance of these rituals, I pre-
   pared the altar and box and food, also flowers and wine. At the
   beginning of the rituals, I burnt the Enochian Tablet and smashed
   an image of Pan, a favorite possession. (About this time the roof
   on my guest house caught fire from a faulty chimney, and was
   partly destroyed.)
   I proceeded with the rituals, noting a mounting tension, and the
   sense of a presence inexpressibly poignant and desirable. There
   was no other manifestation. At twelve PM I put the three ques-
   tions and received answers as follows:
   1. How can I communicate directly with BABALON, hear her, see
   her, feel her, be sure that I am working aright?
   Answer. "At the altar in meditation, as you know how. Also,
   invoke me carnally with all your passion. Thus will you feel my
   desire and increase my substance."
   2. How can I serve best?
   Answer. "Follow instructions exactly and in detail. Avoid loose
   interruptions. Be diligent. Do not hesitate or question, act. All
   depends on your time."
   3. How can I be certain of the vehicle?
   Answer. "Do not trouble yourself with this. It does not concern
   you. I will provide the vehicle, I will show you a sign, and
   signs. It is the now which concerns us. Keep your faith, think
   not overmuch."
   After this an hour's meditation, and so to sleep.
                         [March 3, 1946 E.V.]
   The next day I slipped badly. An inmate of the house disturbed my
   morning meditation. I opened the door and cursed him (in the
   Anglo Saxon fashion). Shortly after he was taken ill, and I
   succumbed to a black mood. I perceived my terrible error, and
   apologized to him, mentally withdrawing the curse. However, the
   day went very badly for me. That evening the Scribe and I resumed
   our work. In a short time the dictation began:
   "In the presence of our Lord PAN, at the feet of Our Lady BABA-
   LON, at the feet of Her (servants?) (changing?) we declare unto
   thee this message (consecrated, dedicated, never to be defiled?)
   (the Scribe was uncertain here) containing the rituals of the
   second and third days, of the welcome and preparation in the Name
   of Our Lady of the Night most gracious, to pure lewd and whore-
   some Lady BABALON. Oh thou who art mortal tremble; given it is
   unto thee a feat never before performed in the annals of your
   histories, never before accomplished successfully. Many have
   dared, none succeeded."
   "Our Lady BABALON must descend to triumph."
   "Mortality. We have not asked this of another, nor shall we ever.
   Even now we doubt thy faith. Is this accepted, are you willing to
   proceed. Answer aloud."
   Answer. "I am willing."
   "Then know thou art already faulty in thy delivery. These are ex-
   traneous things. The elemental was not properly released," (this
   was corrected) "thou wert guilty of human rage, the current of
   force has been disturbed. Beware, should'st thou falter again, we
   will sure slay thee."
   "But insofar as thy working was consecrated it has succeeded.
   Rectify thy mortal fault and error. Consecrate all. Now receive
   the second and third rituals."
                           The Second Ritual
                    [March 3, 1946 E.V. continued]
   "Consecrate thyself as instructor of Our Lady Incarnate."
   "Take the black box, concentrate upon its emptiness for one hour,
   gaze into it, and thou wilt see, imprinted upon it, a shape, a
   sign, a sacred design, which shall be the sign delivered by Our
   Lady Babalon Incarnate. When thou hast finished, when thou hast
   recognized this pattern, construct it in wood."
   "This is the sigil."
   "Ten be the hour appointed. Invoke long, to music indicated."
   [...] (This I keep secret.) "When thou canst feel Our Lady incar-
   nate in thy being, take the black box and perform the consecrated
   rite. "Wear thou scarlet, symbolic of birth. Be sashed in black.
   It matters not the quality of goods. Take then the box, make then
   the sign."
   "Paint upon it a second sign which thou knowest. If thou hast
   forgotten, gaze into thy crystal."
   "Meditate while gazing on the qualities of an instructor. Thou
   shalt inscribe in Her book, for Her guidance."
   "Thou art forbidden to leave thy room."
   "The end of the second ritual."
   At the end of this dictation, the Scribe showed signs of exhaus-
   tion. He rested awhile, then we continued:
                           The Third Ritual
                     [March 3 1946 E.V. continued]
   "Begin four hours prior to dawn."
   "A period of eradication of all inimical influences. Complete
   perfection. Wear black. Cut from thy breast the red star. Renew
   the blood. Lay out a white sheet. Place upon it blood of birth,
   since She is born of thy flesh, and by thy mortal power upon
   "Thou shalt recognize by the sign. BABALON is born! It is new
   birth, all things are changed, the signs, the symbols, the every-
   "Thou shalt compass with the aid of the muse suitable invocation
   of the birth of BABALON, and this thou shalt deliver to the
   flames which now burn too."
   "Now thou shalt flame the third, chanting the invocation. She is
   born in the third flame."
   "In verse seven verses of seven lines, seven magick words. Stand
   and chant seven times. Envision thyself as a cloaked radiance
   desirable to the Goddess, beloved. Envision Her approaching thee.
   Embrace Her, cover Her with kisses. Think upon the lewd lascivi-
   ous things thou couldst do. All is good to BABALON. ALL.
   "Then rest, meditating on this:"
   "Thou as a man and as a god hast strewn about the earth and in
   the heavens many loves, these recall, concentrate, consecrate
   each woman thou hast raped. Remember her, think upon her, move
   her into BABALON, bring her into BABALON, each, one by one until
   the flame of lust is high."
   "Then compose a verse of undetermined lines on this, to BABALON.
   This verse shall be used in worship when she appears."
   "Then meditate upon thy desire, think upon Her, and, touching
   naught, chant these verses. Recall each lascivious moment, each
   lustfull day, all set them into the astral body, touching
   "Preserve the material basis."
   (Question: "In the box?" Answer: "Yes.")
   "The lust is hers, the passion yours. Consider thou the Beast
   "Leave thy casual loves--all belongs to BABALON, thy lust is
   BABALON's. She is with thee three days. The sign is hers, secret,
   and no man knows its correspondence. Guard!"
   The next section contains a prophecy which I shall not write

   There follows the indicated invoking poem.
   The Birth of Babalon
   What is the tumult among the stars
   that have shone so still till now?
   What are the furrows of pain and wrath
   upon the immortal brow?
   Why is the face of God turned grey
   and his angels all grown white?
   What is the terrible ruby star
   that burns down the crimson night?
   What is the beauty that flames so bright
   athwart the awful dawn?
   She has taken flesh, she is come to judge
   the thrones ye rule upon.
   Quail ye kings for an end is come
   in the birth of BABALON.
   I have walked three dreadful nights away
   in halls beyond despair,
   I have given marrow and tears and sweat
   and blood to make her fair.
   I have lain my love and smashed my heart
   and filled her cup with blood,
   That blood might flow from the loins of woe
   to the cup of brotherhood.
   The cities reel in the shout of steel
   where the sword of war is drawn.
   Sing ye saints for the day is come
   in the birth of BABALON.
   Now God has called for his judgement book
   and seen his name therein
   And the grace of God and the guilt of God
   have spelt it out as sin
   His bloody priests have clutched his robes
   and stained his linen gown
   And his victims swarm from his broken hell
   to drag his kingdom down.
   O popes and kings and the little gods
   are sick and sad and wan
   To see the crimson star that bursts
   like blood upon the dawn
   While trumpets sound and stars rejoice
   at the birth of BABALON.
   BABALON is too beautiful
   for sight of mortal eyes
   She has hidden her loveliness away
   in lonely midnight skies,
   She has clothed her beauty in robes of sin
   and pledged her heart to swine
   And loving and giving all she has
   brewed for saints immortal wine.
   But now the darkness is riven through
   and the robes of sin are gone,
   And naked she stands as a terrible blade
   and a flame and a splendid song
   Naked in radiant mortal flesh
   at the Birth of BABALON.
   She is come new born as a mortal maid
   forgetting her high estate,
   She has opened her arms to pain and death
   and dared the doom of fate,
   And death and hell are at her back,
   but her eyes are bright with life,
   Her heart is high and her sword is strong
   to meet the deadly strife,
   Her voice is sure as the judgement trump
   to crack the house of wrong,
   Though walls are high and stone is hard
   and the rule of hell was long
   The gates shall fall and the irons break
   in the Birth of BABALON.
   Her mouth is red and her breasts are fair
   and her loins are full of fire,
   And her lust is strong as a man is strong
   in the heat of her desire,
   And her whoredom is holy as virtue is foul
   beneath the holy sky,
   And her kisses will wanton the world away
   in passion that shall not die.
   Ye shall laugh and love and follow her dance
   when the wrath of God is gone
   And dream no more of hell and hate
   in the Birth of BABALON.
                               PART TWO
                        THE BOOK OF ANTICHRIST
   The Black Pilgrimage Now it came to pass even as BABALON told me,
   for after receving Her Book I fell away from Magick, and put away
     Her Book and all pertaining thereto. And I was stripped of my
      fortune (the sum of about $50,000) and my house, and all I
   Then for a period of two years I worked in the world, recouping
   my fortune somewhat. But that was also taken from me, and my
   reputation, and my good name in my worldly work, that was in
   And on the 31st of October, 1948, BABALON called on me again, and
   I began the last work, that was the work of the wand. And I
   worked for 17 days, until BABALON called me in a dream, and
   instructed me on an astral working. Then I reconstructed the
   temple, and began the Black Pilgrimage, as She instructed.
   And I went into the sunset with Her sign, and into the night past
   accursed and desolate places and cyclopean ruins, and so came at
   last to the City of Chorazin. And there a great tower of Black
   Basalt was raised, that was part of a castle whose further bat-
   tlements reeled over the gulf of stars. And upon the tower was
   this sign
   And one heavily robed and veiled showed me the sign, and told me
   to look, and hehold, I saw flash below me four past lives wherein
   I had failed in my object. And I beheld the life of Simon Magus,
   preaching the Whore Helena as the Sophia, and I saw that my
   failure was in Hubris, the pride of the spirit. And I saw my life
   as Giles de Retz, wherein I attempted to raise Jehanne Darc to be
   Queen of the Witchcraft, and failed through her stupidity, and
   again my pride. And I saw myself in Francis Hepburne, Earl Both-
   well, manipulating Gellis Duncan, that was an unworthy instru-
   ment. And again as Count Cagliostro, failing because I failed to
   comprehend the nature of women in my Seraphina. And I was shown
   myself as a boy of 13 in this life, invoking Satan and showing
   cowardice when He appeared. And I was asked: "Will you fail
   again?" and I replied "I will not fail." (For I had given all my
   blood to BABALON, and it was not I that spoke.)
   And thereafter I was taken within and saluted the Prince of that
   place, and thereafter things were done to me of which I may not
   write, and they told me, "It is not certain that you will sur-
   vive, but if you survive you will attain your true will, and

   manifest the Antichrist.
   And thereafter I returned and swore the Oath of the Abyss, having
   only the choice between madness, suicide, and that oath. But the
   Oath in no wise ameliorated that terror, and I continued in the
   madness and horror of the abyss for a season. But of this no
   more. But having passed the ordeal of 40 days I took the oath of
   a Magister Templi, even the Oath of Antichrist before Frater 132,
   the Unknown God.
   And thus was I Antichrist loosed in the world; and to this I am
   pledged, that the work of the Beast 666 shall be fulfilled, and
   the way for the coming of BABALON be made open and I shall not
   cease or rest until these things are accomplished. And to this
   end I have issued this my Manifesto.
                    The Manifesto of the Antichrist
           Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
   I, BELARION, ANTICHRIST, in the year 1949 of the rule of the
   Black Brotherhood called Christianity, do make my Manifesto to
   all men. And I, THE ANTICHRIST, come among you, saying:
   An end to the pretence, and lying hypocrisy of Christianity.
   An end to the servile virtues, and superstitious restrictions.
   An end to the slave morality.
   An end to prudery and shame, to guild and sin, for these are of
   the only evil the sun, that is fear.
   An end to all authority that is not based on courage and manhood,
   to the authority of lying priests, conniving judges, blackmailing
   police, and
   An end to the servile flattery and cajolery of mods, the corona-
   tions of mediocraties, the ascension of dolts.
   An end to restriction and inhibition, for I, THE ANTICHRIST, am
   come among you preaching the Word of the BEAST 666, which is,
   "There is no law beond Do what thou wilt."
   And I, BELARION, ANTICHRIST, do lift up my voice and prophecy,
   and I say:
   I shall bring all men to the law of the BEAST 666, and in His law
   I shall conquer the world.
   And within seven years of this time, BABALON, THE SCARLET WOMAN
   HILARION will manifest among ye, and bring this my work to its
   An end to consciption, compulsion, regimentation, and the tyranny
   of false laws.
   And within nine years a nation shall accept the Law of the BEAST
   666 in my name, and that nation will be the first nation of
   And all who accept me the ANTICHRIST and the law of the BEAST
   666, shall be accursed and their joy shall be a thousandfold
   greater than the false joys of the false saints.
   And in my name BELARION shall they work miracles, and confound
   our enemies, and none shall stand before us.
   Therefore I, THE ANTICHRIST call upon all the Chosen and elect
   and upon all men, come forth now in the name of Liberty, that we
   may end for ever the tyranny of the Black Brotherhood.
   Witness my hand and seal on this [...] day of [...] 1949, that is
   the year of BABALON 4066.
                   Love is the law, love under will.
                         Belarion, Antichrist
                              ANALYSIS BY
                        A MASTER OF THE TEMPLE
                         of the Critical Nodes
                         in the Experience of
                         his Material Vehicle
   "I shall regard all phenomena as the particular dealing of God
   with my soul."
                               I. Birth
   Oct. 2, 1914, Los Angeles, in , rising in midheaven, in favorable
   conjunc., at apehelion. I chose this constellation in order that
   you might have an innate sense of balance and ultimate justice,
   responsive and attractive nature, a bountiful environment and
   sense of royalty and largesse, strength, courage and power
   combined with cunning and intelligence. Saturn was bound in order
   that you might easily formulate a lower will which would have
   satisfied and overwhelmed you with its spectacular success.
   Your father separated from your mother in order that you might
   grow up with a hatred of authority and a spirit of revolution
   necessary to my work. The Oedipus complex was needed to formulate
   the love of witchcraft which would lead you into magick, with the
   influence of your grandfather active to prevent too complete an
   identification with your mother.
   II. Childhood
   Your isolation as a child developed the necessary background of
   literature and scholarship; and the unfortunate experiences with
   other children the requisite contempt for the crowd and for the
   group mores. You will note that these factors developed the
   needful hatred for christianity (without implanting a christian
   guilt sense) at an extremely early age.
   III. Adolescence
   Early adolescence continued the development of the necessary
   combinations. The awakening interest in chemistry and science
   prepared the counterbalance for the coming magical awakening, the
   means of obtaining prestige and livelihood in the formative
   period, and the scientific method necessary for my manifestation.
   The magical fiasco at the age of 16 was needful to keep you away
   from magick until you were sufficiently matured.
   IV. Youth
   The loss of family fortune developed your sense of self reliance
   at a critical period, the contact with reality at this time was
   essential. Your early marriage with Helen served to break your
   family ties and effect a transference to her, away from a danger-
   ous attachment to your mother. The experience at Halifax and Cal
   Tech served to strengthen your self reliance, scientific method
   and material powers. The influence of Tom Rose at this period, as
   that of Ed. Forman in adolescence, was essential in developing
   the male center.
   V. Later Youth
   The house on Terrace Drive, Music, Lynn, Curtis, and Gloria, and
   the increasing restlessness were, of course, all preparations for
   the meeting with A A and O.T.O. The alternate repulsion and
   attraction you felt the first year after meeting Fra. 132 were
   caused by a subconscious resistance against the ordeals ahead.
   Had you had these experiences before, without such resistance,
   you would have become hopelessly unbalanced. Betty served to
   effect a transference from Helen at a critical period. Had this
   not occurred your repressed homosexual component could have
   caused a serious disorder.
   Your passion for Betty also gave you the magical force needed at
   the time, and the act of adultery tinged with incest, served as
   your magical confirmation in the Law of Thelema.
   At this time the O.T.O. was an excellent training school for
   adepts, but hardly an appropriate Order for the manifestation of
   Thelema. Therefore, in spite of your motto you were not able to
   formulate your Will. The experience with the O.T.O. and Aerijet
   were needed to dispel your romanticism, self-deception, and
   reliance on others. Betty was one link in the process designed to
   tear you away from the now unneeded Oedipus complex, the overval-
   uation of women and romantic love. Since this was unconscious,
   the next step was to bring it into consciousness, and there to
   destroy it.
   VI. Early Maturity
   The final experience with Hubbard and Betty, and the O.T.O. was
   necessary to overcome your false and infantile reliance on oth-
   ers, although this was only partially accomplished at the time.
   The invocation of Babalon served to exteriorize the Oedipus
   complex; at the same time, because of the forces involved it
   produced extraordinary magical effects. However, this operation
   is accomplished and closed--you should have nothing more to do
   with it--nor even think of it, until Her manifestation is re-
   vealed, and proved beyond the shadow of a doubt. Even then, you
   must be circumspect--although I hope to take complete charge
   before then.
   Candy appeared in answer to your call, in order to wean you from
   wet nursing. She has demonstrated the nature of woman to you in
   such unequivocal terms that you should have no further room for
   illusion on the subject.
   The suspension and inquisition was my opportunity--one of the
   final links in the chain. At this time you were enabled to pre-
   pare your thesis, formulate your Will, and take the Oath of the
   Abyss, thus making it possible (although only partially) to
   manifest. The exit of Candy prepares for the final stage of your
   initial preparation.
   VII. Conclusions
   The numerous rituals you have performed have resulted in a well
   developed body of light. The ordeals have purged most of the
   emotional and mental garbage--your only real dangers are, and
   have ever been, sentimentality, weakness, and procrastination.
   It is interesting to note that the first weapon you formulated
   was the Lamp of the Spirit, in the invocation to Pan (although
   the Sword was prefigured). Next the Sword in the Horus ritual, as
   was appropriate to your intellectual development at that time.
   Then the Cup out of the wine of your emotional life--the disk out
   of material failure. The Sword remains to be manifested.
   You will note that it has been impossible to truly formulate your
   Will with any of these weapons--naturally--that is only possible
   with the wand. On the other hand, if you had done so previously,
   you would have been unbalanced by the lack of initiated prepara-
   tion. It is a right and natural procedure; the True Will cannot
   be truly formulated until you are initiate in all the other
   planes, and it is well to make no pretense of doing so. Until
   that point all you can known of the true will is the aspiration
   to the next step--towards further experience. That is the glory
   of the Law of Thelema--DO!
   The physical and emotional stresses you feel at present are a
   result of the pull of the Abyss--your present poetry is indica-
   tive. Naturally you find no power in any spell, no comfort in any
   ritual, no hope in any action. You are cut off by your own oath.
   Nor can I or any other aid you at this time. There is only
   manhood, only will, only the vector of your own tendencies,
   developed through the aeons of the past. I do not say how long
   the state will last, or what the outcome may be.
   However, I can formulate some rules which may serve to guide you.
   VIII. Instructions
   A. Works of the Wand--of the Will alone avail in this state. No
   other weapon should be used, no other ritual save the hymn to the
   Unnamed One in the Anthem of the Mass.
   B. You should be meticulous in all observations pertaining to the
   Will, even the most petty. Fulfill all obligations and promises,
   undertake nothing which you cannot fulfill, be prompt in the
   discharge of each responsibility.
   C. Be neat in your personal and domestic habits, indicate your
   selfrespect to yourself.
   D. Do not become unduly involved with any person, and practice
   all your hard-earned wisdom in your relations with women.
   E. Set up your personal affairs in business order. Keep your
   accounts current and your papers neatly filed.
   F. Finish your poetry for publication. Finish the synthesis of
   the Tarot and start work on the preparation of the lessons of
   class instruction from your book.
   G. Pay no attention to any phenomena whatsoever, and continue in
   a sober and responsible way of life under all circumstances.
   Not magical! For you nothing is more magical. Only thus can the
   curse of Saturn be overcome. I see you hate this way. But it is
   an ultimate time--it is you that have taken the oath. The choice
   is me or Choronzon.
   I await you in the City of the Pyramids.
                                8 = 3 

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