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ooo. This is the Book of the Cult of the Infinite Without.
oo. The Aspirant is Hadit. Nuit is the infinite espansion of the Rose; Hadit is the infinite concentration of the Rood (Instruction of V.V.V.V.V.).
o. First let the Aspirant learn in his heart the First Chapter of THE BOOK OF THE LAW (Instruction of V.V.V.V.V).
1. Worship, i.e. identify
thyself with, the Khabs, the secret Light within the Heart.
Within this again, unextended, is Hadit.
This is the first practice of the Meditation (ccxx,I:6 and 21).
2. Adore and understand the Rim of the Stele of Revealing.
Above, the gemmed azure is
The naked splendor of Nuit;
She bends in ecstasy to kiss
The secret ardours of Hadit
This is the first
practice of Intelligence (ccxx, I:14).
3. Avoid any act of choice or discrimination.
This is the first practice of Ethics (ccxx, I:22).
4. Consider the six and fifty that 50/6=0.12.
o the circumference Nuit.
. the center, Hadit.
1 the unity proceeding, Ra-Hoor-Khuit.
2 the world of illusion.
Nuit thus comprehends All in None.
Also 50+6=56=5+6=11, the key to all Rituals.
And 50X6=300, the Spirit of the Child within.
(Note NFic=72, the Shemhamphorash and the Quinaries of the Zodiac, etc.)
This is the second practice of Intelligence (ccxx,I:24,25).
5. The Result of this
Practice is the Consciousness of the Continuity of Existence, the
Omnipresence of the Body
In other words, the Aspirant is conscious only of the Infinte Universe as a single Being.
This is the first Indication of the Nature of the Result (ccxx,I:26).
6. Meditate upon Nuit as
the Continuous One Resolved into None and Two as the phases of
This is the second practice of Meditation (ccxx,I:27).
7. Meditate upon the
facts of Samadhi on all planes the liberation of heat in
chemistry, joy in natural history, Ananda in religion, when two
things join to lose themselves in a third.
This is the third practice of Meditation (ccxx, I:28,29,30).
8. Let the Aspirant pay
utmost reverence to the Authority of the A.·.A.·. and follow Its instructions,
and let him swear a great
Oath of Devotion unto Nuit.
This is the second practice of Ethics (ccxx, I:32).
9. Let the Aspirant
beware the slightest exercvise of his will against another being.
Thus, lying is a better posture than sitting or standing,
as it opposes less resistance to gravitation. Yet his first duty
is to the force nearest and most potent; e.g. he may rise
to greet a friend.
This is the third practice of Ethics (ccxx, I:41).
10. Let the Aspirant
exercise his will without the least consideration for any other being.
This direction cannot be understood, much less
accomplished, until the previous practice has been perfected.
This is the fourth practice of Ethics (ccxx, I:42,43,44).
11. Let the Aspirant
comprehend that these two practices are identical.
This is the third practice of Intelligence (ccxx, I:45).
12. Let the Aspirant live
the Life Beautiful and Pleasant. For this freedom hath he won. But
let each act, especially of love, be devoted wholly to his
true mistress, Nuit.
This is the fifth practice of Ethics (ccxx, I:51,52,61,63).
13. Let the Aspirant
yearn toward Nuit under the stars of Night, with a love directed by
his Magical Will, not merely
proceeding from the heart.
This is the first practice of Magick Art (ccxx, I:57).
14. The Result of this
Practice in the subsequent life of the Aspirant is to fill him
with unimaginable joys: to give him certainty concerning the
nature of the phenomenon called death, to give him peace
unalterable, rest, and ecstasy.
This is the second Indication of the Nature of the Result
15. Let the Aspirant
prepare a perfume of resinous woods and gums, according to his
This is the second practice of Magick Art (ccxx, I:59).
16. Let the Aspirant
prepare a Pantacle, as follows. Inscribe a circle within a
Pentagram, upon a ground square or of such other convenient
shape as he may choose.
Let the circle be of scarlet, the Pentagram black, the
ground royal blue studded
with golden stars. Within
the circle, at its centre, shall be painted a sigil
that shall be revealed to
the Aspirant by Nuit herself. And this Pentacle shall serve for
a Telesmantic Image, or as an Eidolon, or as a Focus for
This is the third practice of Magick Art (ccxx, I:60).
17. Let the Aspirant find
a lonely place, if possible a place in the Desert of Sand, or if
not, a place unfrequented, and without objects to disturb the
view. Such are moorlands, fens, the oÿen sea, broad rivers,
and open fields. Also,
and especially, the summits of mountains. There let him invoke the Goddess
as he hath Wisdom and
Understanding so to do. But let this Invocation be
that of a pure heart, i.e.,
a heart wholly devoted to Her, and let him remember that it is
Hadit Himself in the most secret place thereof that
invoketh. Then let this serpent Hadit burst into flame.
This is the fourth practice of Magick Art (ccxx, I:61).
18. Then shall the
Aspirant come a little to lie in Her bosom.
This is the third Indication of the Nature of the Result
19. Let the Aspirant
stand upon the edge of a precipice in act or in imagination. And let
him imagine and suffer the fear of falling.
Next let him imagine with this aid that the Earth is falling, and he with it, or he from it; and considering the infinity of space, let him excite the fear within him to the point of ecstasy, so that the most dreadful dream of falling that he hath ever suffered be as nothing in comparison. This is the forth practice of Meditation (Instruction of V.V.V.V.V.).
20. Thus having
understood the nature of this Third Indication, let him in his Magick
Rite fall from himself into Nuit, or expand into Her, as
his imagination may compel
And at that moment, desiring earnestly the Kiss of Nuit, let him give one particle of dust, i.e., let Hadit give himself up utterly to Her.
This is the fifth practice of Magick Art (ccxx, I:61).
21. Then shall he lose
all in that hour.
This is the fourth Indication of the Nature of the Result.
22. Let the Aspirant
prepare a lovesong of rapture unto the Goddess, or let him be
inspired by Her unto this.
This is the sixth practice of Magick Art (ccxx, I:63).
23. Let the Aspirant be
clad in a single robe. An "abbai" of scarlet
wrought with gold is most suitable.
This is the seventh practice of Magick Art (ccxx, I:61).
24. Let the Aspirant wear
a rich head-dress. A crown of gold adorned with sapphires or
diamonds with a royal blue
cap of maintenance, or nemmes, is most suitable.
This is the eighth practice of Magick Art (ccxx, I:61).
25. Let the Aspirant wear
many jewels such as he may possess.
This is the ninth practice of Magick Art (ccxx, I:61).
26. Let the Aspirant
prepare an Elixir or libation as he may have wit to do.
This is the tenth practice of Magick Art (ccxx, I:63).
27. Let the Aspirant
invoke, lying supine, his robe spread out as it were a carpet.
This is the eleventh practice of Magick Art (Instruction of V.V.V.V.V.).
These are the necessary possessions.
- The Crown or head-dress.
- The Jewels.
- The Pantacle.
- The Robe.
- The Song or Incantation.
- The Place of Invocation.
- The Perfume.
- The Elixir.
29. Summary continued.
These are the necessary comprehensions.
- The Natures of Nuit and Hadit, and their relation.
- The Mystery of the Individual Will.
30. Summary continued.
These are the meditations necessary to be accomplished.
identification with Him.
- The discovery of Hadit in the Aspirant, and
31. Summary continued.
These are the Ethical Practices to be accomplished.
- Assertion of the Kether-point-of-view.
- Reverence to the Order.
- Abolition of human will.
- Exercise of true will.
- Devotion to Nuit throughout a beautified life.
32. Summary continued. The Actual Rite.
insignia and implements.
- Retire to desert with crown and other
33. Summary concluded. The Results.
- Expansion of consciousness to that of the Infinte.
- "Loss of all" the highest mystical attainment.
- True Wisdom and perfect Happiness.
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