The Twin Warriors
"There is success. I am the Hawk-Headed Lord of Silence & of Strength; my
nemyss shrouds the night-blue sky. Hail! ye twin warriors about the pillars of the world! for your time is nigh at hand. I
am the Lord of the Double Wand of Power; the wand of the Force of Coph Nia--but my left hand is empty, for I have crushed
an Universe; & nought remains." Liber AL vel Legis 3:69-72
The God Horus begins to conclude his words in the Book with words of encouragement and a call to
The Earthly Beast, the physical manifestation of Horus, struggles to launch the great new Church
of the Sun, ushering in the New Aeon, but the resistance is severe. Angelic intervention is strong. It numbs down the minds
of the masses that refuse to listen. Thus the warfare is subtle, but constant, if not harsh. But the promise is that "there is success."
Why can we believe this?
The author boasts that "I am the Hawk-Headed Lord of Silence & of Strength,
my nemyss shrouds the night-blue sky."
There is a mental vision here of a giant . . . the twins Horus and Harocrates in unity . . . wearing
a "nemyss," a winged hat for the Egyptian gods that symbolically "shrouds the night-blue sky" of
The image suggests that for a brief time, the beauty and order established by Nuit, the Creator,
will be shrouded, or concealed while Horus does His work. The great Luciferian church will arise, destroying through wisdom,
government and finance all of the old aeon, and destroying all of the old world religious systems. Chaos and blood will be
The call to the twin warriors "at the pillars of the world" is a call
to arms. The great power of Horus, displaying both strength and silence, will be felt because "your time
is neigh at hand."
The significance of the two images, strength and silence, is important.
In Verse 72 Horus boasts that he is the "Lord of the Double Wand of Power."
He holds a magickal wand that brings results in two ways:
The first is that of force "of Coph Nia." The meaning of these words
is not known. Crowley admitted that he felt the script at this point was incomplete, that the words were not properly heard
as they were dictated to him. But the word "force" is clearly understood.
The second side of this double wand is much more ominous. It is an understanding of the folded fist
of the babe Harpocrates, who, in his innocence, accidentally crushes the Universe in his hand.
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