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The Aeon Tarot

"The half of the word of Heru-ra-ha, called Hoor-pa-kraat and Ra-Hoor-Khut." Liber AL vel Legis 3:35
The name Heru-ra-ha addresses a special Egyptian god that seems to be the two images of Horus in one body. Thus they are Ra-hoor-khuit, the hawk headed warrior, and Hoor-pa-kraat, the crowned and conquering child Harpocrates, seated on a lily pad.
Heru signifies Horus. Ra is the sun god. Ha is an Egyptian phonetic that seems to denote praise.
Crowley wrote that "the language suggests that Heru-ra-ha is the true name of the Unity who is symbolized by the Twins, Harpocrates and Horus." He added that "The doctrine of the dual character of the God is very important to a proper understanding of Him."
In the Book of Troth, Crowley introduces us to Heru-Ra-Ha when he comments on the Aeon Tarot card. He wrote:
"Around the top of the card is the body of Nuit, the star-goddess, who is the category of unlimited possibility; her mate is Hadit, the ubiquitous point-of-view, the only philosophically tenable conception of Reality. He is represented by a globe of fire, representing eternal energy; winged, to show his power of Going. As a result of the marriage of these two, the child Horus is born. He is, however, known under his special name, Heru-Ra-Ha. A double god; his extraverted form is Ra-hoor-khuit; and his passive or introverted form Hoor-pa-kraat. He is also solar in character, and is therefore shown coming forth in golden light."
So what is the message in this single sentence?
It is both an introduction to the duality of Horus and an announcement that his "word" or message to the world through his messenger, Aiwass, is half completed.
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