The God Of War And Vengeance
"There is division hither homeward; there is a word not known. Spelling is defunct;
all is not aught. Beware! Hold! Raise the spell of Ra-Hoor-Khuit! Now let it be first understood that I am a god of War and
of Vengeance. I shall deal hardly with them." Liber al vel Legis 3:2-3
The messenger in Chapter Three is Horus. He moves quickly to let us know what He is about. He brings
war and vengeance and "shall deal hardly" with the fools of men who dared to bow to the angels.
His arrival brings division among those who hear his voice. There are humans who respond to the
call and become aware of their real identity. And there are the ones who choose to follow the deadly siren call
of angelic deception. They remain asleep until the end. That the author uses the words hither, or "at this place," and homeward,
meaning "toward home," suggests that the division will even split families.
What is the "word not known?" Crowley believed this word is "Abrahadabra,"
corrupted by the misspelled version, "abracadabra," long used by tricksters practicing magic by slight-of-hand. That kind
of illusion is the same kind of trickery used by the angelic energies that bound the masses in slavery
for thousands of years. It prevented them from achieving their destiny on this planet. Small wonder then that Horus arrives
in anger. He is here to clean house.
"All is not aught," the verse continues. This is an odd phrase, since
the word aught is an old English word for "all" or "everything." Thus Horus declares that "all is not all." Nothing is as
it seems. We have been fooled.
The message continues with: "Beware!" an obvious warning that we must "Hold!" or restrain ourselves;
stop what we are doing. Then we must "Raise the spell of Ra-Hoor-Khuit!" So what does this mean?
Crowley suggests that Horus is demanding that we acknowledge He is with us, and that we listen to His word.
The Third Verse can be taken quite literally. Horus declares Himself a God of War and of Vengeance.
He is declaring that he will be stern and that he will deal "hardly" with those fools of men.
This warning makes me smile at the irony. The fools are the people who forgot who they were, listened
to the angelic call, and bowed down to the fear-based religious systems established all over the planet. Every one of these
religions preaches judgment on the "lost souls" outside of the "truth." Each organized religious group believes they possess
that "truth" and they have a formula for escaping the wrath of God. Little do they know they are all wrong. They are all the
Will the wrath of God be hell-fire and brimstone? Not unless the poor soul expects this kind of
punishment in the afterlife. If so, he/she will put themselves in such a place.
The judgment of Horus will be severe, but in the end, even the fools will be glad.
Copyright - James Donahue