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ΚΕΦΑΛΗ    Β
THE CRY OF THE HAWK

Hoor hath a secret fourfold name: it is Do What Thou Wilt.3
Four Words: Naught-One-Many-All.
                                  Thou-Child!
                                  Thy Name is holy.
                                  Thy Kingdom is come.
                                  Thy Will is done.
                                  Here is the Bread.
                                  Here is the Blood.
    Bring us through Temptation!
    Deliver us from Good and Evil!
That Mine as Thine be the Crown of the Kingdom,
    even now.
                                  ABRAHADABRA.
    These ten words are four, the Name of the One.


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COMMENTARY (Β)

      The "Hawk" referred to is Horus.
      The chapter begins with a comment on Liber Legis III, 49.
      Those four words, Do What Thou Wilt, are also identified with the four possible modes of conceiving the universe; Horus unites these.
      Follows a version of the "Lord's Prayer", suitable to Horus. Compare this with the version in Chapter 44. There are ten sections in this prayer, and, as the prayer is attributed to Horus, they are called four, as above explained; but it is only the name of Horus which is fourfold; He himself is One.
      This may be compared with the Qabalistic doctrine of the Ten Sephiroth as an expression of Tetragrammaton (1 plus 2 plus 3 plus 4 = 10).
      It is now seen that this Hawk is not Solar, but Mercurial; hence the words, the Cry of the Hawk, the essential part of Mercury being his Voice; and the number of the chapter, B, which is Beth the letter of Mercury, the Magus of the Tarot, who has four weapons, and it must be remembered that this card is numbered 1, again connecting all these symbols with the Phallus.
      The essential weapon of Mercury is the Caduceus.

NOTE

      (3) Fourteen letters. Quid Voles Illud Fac. Q.V.I.F. 196=142.

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Original text by Aleister Crowley
Commentary by Karl Germer
I need your help! This stuff is very cryptic, feel free to provide your own commentary.

Let’s assume Gerner’s statement that Hoor truly refers to Horus of Egyptian folklore. It is the belief among some scholars that the legend of Set and Osiris is actually the basis for the Christian Bible. Set, for all intents and purposes, is the devil, while Osiris is God; and more importantly Horus is the son of Osiris and Isis and the link between life and death. The lines beginning with “Thou-child!” and ending with “Here is the blood” bare a striking resemblance to a Christian prayer, one focusing on Jesus. So what is Crowley trying to impart through this mad passage? Simply that he believes (or knows) in the Egyptian notion that the story of Jesus is plagiarized.


rad does not claim this as truth, but rather suggests it as a possibility.

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