Thou Art My Chosen
"Fear not, o prophet, when these words are said, thou shalt not be sorry. Thou
art emphatically my chosen; and blessed are the eyes that thou shalt look upon with gladness. But I will hide thee in a mask
of sorrow: they that see thee shall fear thou art fallen: but I lift thee up. Nor shall they who cry aloud their folly that
thou meanest nought avail; thou shall reveal it: thou availest: they are the slaves of because: They are not of me. The stops
as thou wilt; the letters? change them not in style or value! Thou shalt obtain the order & value of the English Alphabet;
thou shalt find new symbols to attribute them unto." Liber al vel Legis 2:53-55
It was Crowley's belief that Verses 53 through 55 were a response by Hadit through Aiwass directly
to him because of personal thoughts he was having in the midst of receiving the words to the book.
"But the prophet again disliked the writing. The God comforted him," he wrote of the first verse.
As in all of Liber Legis, a student of esoteric material of this depth will find many levels of
understanding. The purpose of this work is to find a surface translation, without pealing back so many layers that the layman
becomes lost in a sea of cryptic and symbolic revelation. The examination of this portion of the Second Chapter, however,
requires the pealing back of at least the surface layer so that we do not miss a second, and more important piece of information.
All that Crowley believed was undoubtedly true and correct for him. At the time of the writing,
he saw himself as the Beast, prophet and scribe, and took it upon himself to attempt to accomplish many of the tasks assigned
by Aiwass to the Beast.
This was not an error. Crowley did the work, devoting his life and his great mind to interpretation
and study of this amazing book. He wrote volumes. His involvement in the O.T.O. and Golden Dawn established a foundation for
keeping Liber Legis and all of Crowley's other writings not only alive, but published and available for public examination.
Crowley was so despised by the church, which the book severely attacks, he was branded a follower
of Satan, a witch, a drug addict and some said he was among the most evil men to ever live. Twisted biographical information
can be found in libraries throughout the world. Thus Hadit's prophetic message, that Crowley will be hidden "in a mask of
sorrow," became true.
"Nor shall they who cry aloud their folly that thou meanest nought avail; thou shall reveal it:
thou availest," Hadit proclaims. The word avail means to wield, to serve or to succeed. Indeed, from all appearances and even
after his death, it appeared that Crowley and all of his work was going to be lost and forgotten.
But there is a revival. The work Crowley did was not done in vain. He did the groundwork, the research,
and successfully set the stage for the grand arrival of Horus and the appearance of the great Beast.
Thus the critics of Crowley "are the slaves of because: They are not of
Pealing away the surface layer of this material, removing Crowley from the picture, allows us to
examine the same promise for the real Beast . . . the one who is yet to come to fulfill the promise of the Book of the Law.
Fear not said Hadit for "when these words are said, thou shalt not be sorry."
As harsh as the message is in this book, there is a promise of a regeneration of the Earth and a destruction of the enslaving
social and cult systems that have kept humanity in the chains of fear for centuries. These are, indeed, glad tidings for those
with open minds and eyes.
The Beast, like Crowley, "art emphatically my chosen; and blessed are the eyes
that thou shalt look upon with gladness." Anyone who chooses to follow the teachings of the Beast will be blessed.
There will not be many, however, because most people of the world are programmed to fear him. He has been portrayed, even
by his very name, as a servant of evil. He will, indeed, attack the church and all religious systems. He will be a harbinger
of the Biblical "end times."
"But I will hide thee in a mask of sorrow: they that see thee shall fear thou
art fallen: but I lift thee up. Nor shall they who cry aloud their folly that thou meanest nought avail; thou shall reveal
it: thou availest." It will appear that the contemporary Beast also has also failed, but Hadit, the energy of
the universe, promises "I lift thee up." And in spite of cries of his failure, the Beast
The final words in the verses appear to be instructions to Crowley for punctuation and phrases he
was receiving as he scribbled down the precious words to this book. He was instructed to place the "stops
as thou wilt." He would know where the ends of sentences belong. But he was not to change the letters, or the style,
or value of the words, and even use the early English words as he received them.
For this reason, I have been making great use of early English translations of words that have changed
meanings in contemporary times. I find that the old and original meanings are explicit in their message, and much help
Copyright - James Donahue