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        By David Cherubim
        (Frater Aurora Aureae)
        Copyright (c) 1992 e.v.
        The Order of the
        Thelemic Golden Dawn.

        Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

        93 is the numerical value of Thelema, the Greek word for Will.  It is a
lso the numerical value of Agape, the Greek word for Love.  Thelema is "Do what
 thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."  Agape is "Love is the law, love und
er will."  In the Order of the Thelemic Golden Dawn, one member greets another
by saying the first of these statements, while the other replies with the latte
r.  It is also common for members of the Order to open and close letters with t
hese statements.  The number 93 is, however, often used in their place.

        93 is also the number of OIVZ, which Aleister Crowley's Chaldean render
ing of the name "Aiwaz" to which he attributed much Thelemic significance, sinc
e its letters represent Baphomet (O) and the Three Grades (IVZ) of The Book of
the Law (Liber Legis).  Aiwaz was the Angel who dictated The Book of the Law an
d he was Crowley's Holy Guardian Angel to whose knowledge and conversation he a
ttained.  The Holy Guardian Angel is a name for our own true Self, that is, our
 quintessential solar being.

        According to the Qabalistic Science of Gematria, words which have the s
ame numerical value are descriptions of each other or they are indications of a
 single principle or idea.  This applies to Thelema, Agape and Aiwaz, their num
ber being 93.  The nature of Thelema (Will) is Agape (Love).  But this Love is
the Serpent Love of Liber Legis, that is, it is Love magically directed, under
Will.  Aiwaz is the Angel who revealed unto Crowley the New Law of Will and Lov
e by which we may perfect ourselves in Nature to accomplish our True Will and a
ttain the Knowledge and Conversation of our own Holy Guardian Angel.

        93 is also the number of LGS (Logos and Legis, the Word and the Law), M
GIKK (Magick), BNI AL (Beni Al, the Sons of God), TzBA (Tzaba, meaning Star, Ar
my or Host), LAShTAL (a Magical Formula of the New Aeon), and it is the number
of the Magickal Word of the Neophyte of Aleister Crowley's Order of the A.'. A.
'.  All of these words are indications and descriptive formulae of the nature o
f the 93 Current, which is another way of saying the New Aeon of Thelema.

        Love is the law, love under will.

        93 93/93


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