"Abrahadabra; the reward of Ra Hoor Khut." Liber al vel Legis 3:1
We enter the final chapter of the Book of the Law with some degree of anxiety.
Chapter One, the love message of Nuit, pictured Eden as she created it. We saw the Earth as She
would have us enjoy it, coming to Her daily as complete images of Her universe.
In Chapter Two we noted stern warnings from Hadit. His message pictured trouble ahead
if mankind did not change its ways, save the Earth, and return to Eden. Of course this did not happen.
Now we are introduced to Horus. He begins his message with the strange word Abrahadabra, which is
identified as "the reward" of the god Ra Hoor Khut.
Ra Hoor Khut is a reference to Horus that bears special meaning. Ra is the Sun. Hoor is Horus, the
son of Isis. Khu is reference to a spirit or energy within the stars. Adding the "t" changes the word to the status of godliness.
Thus Horus is the power of Ra, the Sun God, that makes His entrance with a vengeance.
Volumes have been written about the word Abrahadabra. It has deep roots within the occult. It points
to the magick formula of the New Aeon by which man can accomplish The Great Work.
Crowley wrote: "Abrahadabra is the glyph of the blending of the 5 and the 6, the Rose and the Cross.
So also the Great Work, the equilibration of the 5 and the 6, is shown in this God; fivefold as a Warrior Horus, sixfold as
the solar Ra. Khuit is a name of Khem the Ram-Phallus-two-plume god Amoun; so that the whole god represents in qabalistic
symbolism the Second Triad ("whom all nations of men call the first")."
The word "reward" is not necessarily a reference to something positive. It also can mean recompense,
or "payment" for what was done.
Thus the appearance of Ra Hoor Khut for most of the sleeping world means retribution for failure.
Typhon, the reptile-headed creature and symbol of destruction, sluggishness and ignorance, is about to lose his grip
on the wheel. For him, and the millions who portray him, judgment will be swift.
For those who have chosen the path of Thelema, however, the arrival of the Sun God will be a time
of great joy. The Great Work will be nearly completed. For them, a reward truly awaits.
Copyright - James Donahue