Aleister Crowley - The Old And New Commentaries To Liber AL

Aleister Crowley - The Old And New Commentaries To Liber AL

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         L I B E R   A L   vel  L E G I S
                        sub figura CCXX
                        as delivered by
                   (LXXVIII) XCIII unto DCLXVI
                     with a commentary by
                        T H E   B E A S T
                              ----
                      TO MEGA THERION  666
  In the first edition this Book is called L.  L is the sacred letter in the Holy Twelve-fold Table which forms the triangle that stabilizes the Universe.  See "Liber 418".  L is the letter of Libra, Balance, and 'Justice' in the Taro.  This title should probably be "AL", "El", as the 'L' was heard of the Voice of Aiwaz, not seen.  "AL" is the true name of the Book, for these letters, and their number 31, form the Master Key to its Mysteries.
   In order that the ethical and philosophical comment should be "understanded of the common people", without interruption, I have decided to transfer to an Appendix {WEH NOTE: The Appendix has not yet been recovered.} all considerations drawn from the numerical system of cipher which is interspersed with the more straightforward matter of this Book.  In that Appendix will be found an account of the character of this cipher, called "Qabalah", and the mysteries thus indicated; because of the impracticability of communicating them in verbal form, and of the necessity of proving to the student that the Author of the Book is possessed of knowledge beyond any yet acquired by man.