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ΚΕΦΑΛΗ    ΙΒ

THE DRAGON-FLIES

IO is the cry of the lower as OI of the higher.
In figures they are 1001;9 in letters they are Joy.10
For when all is equilibrated, when all is beheld from
    without all, there is joy, joy, joy that is but one
    facet of a diamond, every other facet whereof is
    more joyful than joy itself.


COMMENTARY (ΙΒ)

          The Dragon-Flies were chosen as symbols of joy, because of the author's observation as a naturalist.
Paragraph 1 mere repeats Chapter 4 in quintessence; 1001, being 11 Σ (1-13), is a symbol of the complete unity manifested as the many, for Σ (1-13) gives the whole course of numbers from the simple unity of 1 to the complex unity of 13, impregnated by the magical 11.
          I may add a further comment on the number 91. 13 (1 plus 3) is a higher form of 4. 4 is Amoun, the God of generation, and 13 is 1, the Phallic unity. Daleth is the Yoni. And 91 is AMN (Amen), a form of the Phallus made complete through the intervention of the Yoni. This again connects with the IO and OI of paragraph 1, and of course IO is the rapture-cry of the Greeks.
          The whole chapter is, again, a comment on Liber legis, 1, 28-30.

NOTES

(9) 1001 = 11 Σ (1-13). The Petals of the Sahasraracakkra.
(10) JOY = 101, the Egg of Spirit in equilibrium between the Pillars of the Temple.

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Original text by Aleister Crowley
Commentary by Karl Germer
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