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“Worship me with fire & blood; worship me with swords & with spears (all this is quite literal; it is unlike any worship now being practiced by the human race). Let the woman be girt with a sword before me (this prophesized women in the military) : let blood flow to my name. Trample down the Heathen; be upon them, o warrior, I will give you of their flesh to eat[.] Sacrifice cattle, little and big (a return to bloody sacrifice) : after a child. But not now (a sign as to when all this will be done).”

        “Deem not too eagerly to catch the promises (if you are weak of heart, don’t blindly grope for the goods news of The Book) fear not to undergo the curses (where The Book demands something of you, it is as nothing compared to the rewards there waiting for you). Ye even ye know not this meaning all (“Ye” is “you” plural, so there is more here than the common reader might at first suspect).”

        This next part is a command to be strong and to be reassured: “Fear not at all; fear neither men, nor Fates nor gods, nor anything. Money fear not, nor laughter of the folk folly, nor any other power in heaven or upon the earth or under the earth. (In short, don’t be afraid of anything; for there is no reason to be afraid of anything.) Mercy let be off : damn them who pity. Kill and torture; spare not; be upon them.” In other parts of this book, compassion and pity are discussed. It is of course in the nature of a war god to tell others to behave like we imagine a war god should.

        “I am Ra-Hoor-Khuit and I am powerful to protect my servant. Success is thy proof (this is to be taken literally) : argue not; convert not : talk not overmuch (this too is quite literal, we are not to get converts in the traditional way; let them learn about Thelema, but don’t set out to make converts of them). Them that seek to entrap thee, to overthrow thee, them attack without pity or quarter & destroy them utterly. Swift as a trodden serpent turn and strike! Be thou yet deadlier than he! Drag down their souls to awful torment : laugh at their fear : spit upon them!” Again RHK goes on and on as one suspects a war god would.

        “To Me do ye reverence; to me come ye through tribulation of ordeal, which is bliss.” This is a command to worship. He is also saying that the ordeals of coming to know him are worth the effort, for bliss lies at the end of that road.

        “Set up my image in the East : thou shalt buy thee an image which I will show thee, especial, not unlike the one thou knowest. And it shall be suddenly easy for thee to do this. The other images group around me to support me : let all be worshipped, for they shall cluster to exalt me. I am the visible object of worship” These are general instructions regarding worship, which are best discussed in another section.

        “My altar is of open brass work : burn thereon in silver or gold.” A plain command.

        “There cometh a rich man from the West who shall pour his gold upon thee. (as pointed out elsewhere this could be Karl Germer) From gold forge steel (prepare for war) Be ready to fly or to smite. (sounds like guerilla warfare) But your holy place (Boleskine) shall be untouched throughout the centuries : though with fire and sword it be burnt down & shattered, yet an invisible house there standeth and shall stand until the fall of the Great Equinox, when Hrumachis (Dawning Sun) shall arise and the double-wanded one (“Thmaist of dual form as Thmais and Thmait” – see “Themis”) assume my throne and place. Another prophet shall arise and bring fresh fever from the skies (Nuit) another woman shall awake the lust & worship of the Snake (Hadit) another soul of God and beast (rather than the HGA of the Beast being a part of him, a pre-existing god is chosen for that role) shall mingle in the globèd priest another sacrifice shall stain the tomb (another magical principal shall be in operation) another king shall reign (ditto) and blessing no longer be poured to the Hawk-headed mystical Lord! The half of the word of Heru-ra-ha, called Hoor-pa-kraat and Ra-Hoor-Khut.” Heru-ra-ha is the combined form of RHK and HPK.


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