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 Anonymous
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25/09/2010 7:13 pm  

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law...

Hello,

I have a couple questions about Liber Resh. I have only recently begun practicing L.R. and was wondering for one, about use of the signs durring the rituals.

For example, in the morning when one is to give all four L.V.X signs, should one do this directly before reciting the adoration or durring? I still havent committed the adorations or signs to memory completely, and usually need to atleast glance at a paper while preforming L.R.

Also, when looking up examples of liber resh on youtube I noticed that after the end of the adorations, all of those that I saw continued reciting a portion that I have no found on either the thelemepdia article or other instruction for preforming liber resh. Is this because of their grade in the A.A. or OTO, or am I missing a portion of the adorations for some reason?

Much thanks for any aid anyone can provide, sorry for any misspelling and errors, the computer I am currently on is lagging quite a bit as I type.

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 Anonymous
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26/09/2010 12:14 am  

Hi eternalethos

93

I know what you're going through, as had the same problem when I first started doing Resh many moons ago. The texts available aren't of much help either on this one, but I don't think I'm giving away any secrets in letting you know the official way of doing it as have seen youtube clips getting this both right and wrong!

In the morning, you wouldn't do the four LVX signs, though you can if you wish! You would do the sign of Osiris slain. You hold your arms out in the sign and recite the adoration whilst standing in that sign. Think of it as assuming a godform if you will. At noon, you would assume the sign of the goddess Thoum-aesh-neith, at sunset the sign of the god Shu supporting the sky, and at midnight the sign of the goddess Auramoth. If you need to glance at your paper to check your words, this is okay, you'll soon learn by heart.

The continued recitation following Resh that you would have seen was used by Crowley et al when in Cefalu. It is "the adoration that is taught thee by thy Superior" which is mentioned in the text. It is from the Book of the Law III:37 and is actually from the Stele of Revealing. Its the passage that starts 'Unity uttermost showed' and finishes with 'Abide with me Ra-Hoor-Khuit!' This will take a while to learn, and it may feel at times you'll never be able to memorise it all, but you'll get there and it is worth it!

Best of luck!

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Azidonis
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26/09/2010 8:48 pm  

93,

Liber Resh

"1. Let him greet the Sun at dawn, facing East, giving the sign of his grade. And let him say in a loud voice:
Hail unto Thee who art Ra in Thy rising, even unto Thee who art Ra in Thy strength, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Uprising of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Night!"

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 Anonymous
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26/09/2010 9:22 pm  
"Azidonis" wrote:
Liber Resh

"1. Let him greet the Sun at dawn, facing East, giving the sign of his grade. And let him say in a loud voice:
Hail unto Thee who art Ra in Thy rising, even unto Thee who art Ra in Thy strength, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Uprising of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Night!"

The Liber Resh in Magick (Book 4) has a footnote which says:

"When the aspirant has no grade, let him give the signs given in .. ; the L.V.X. signs at dawn, 4=7 at noon, 2=9 at sunset, 3=8 at midnight"


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Azidonis
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26/09/2010 9:55 pm  

93,

"anpi" wrote:
"Azidonis" wrote:
Liber Resh

"1. Let him greet the Sun at dawn, facing East, giving the sign of his grade. And let him say in a loud voice:
Hail unto Thee who art Ra in Thy rising, even unto Thee who art Ra in Thy strength, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Uprising of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Night!"

The Liber Resh in Magick (Book 4) has a footnote which says:

"When the aspirant has no grade, let him give the signs given in .. ; the L.V.X. signs at dawn, 4=7 at noon, 2=9 at sunset, 3=8 at midnight"

o.O Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.

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28/09/2010 12:22 pm  

Download Speech in the Silence Episode 2 where Dr David Shoemaker gives an excellent overview of Resh as well as providing many small tips that can enhance it. Having practised Resh for some time it helped me add more to the practise. Highly recommended.


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 Anonymous
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15/02/2011 4:38 am  

I would think that the importance of "Resh" is in the regular and diligent practicing of connecting to the sun in the cycles of the day; the particulars of the ritual, in this case, seem more to me like suggestion than rule.
Long ago, I used to practice it very sternly trying to follow the precise way indicated in the liber, but I long since realized that the most important thing is in the connecting.

You'll note that in accounts given of Crowley's twilight years, many people mention that while he was at Hastings they never saw him doing any "magic" but that he would "spend a lot of time holding his palms out in the sunlight". McMurtry mentions that once in one of his accounts of an early meeting with Crowley. I think THAT is what really captures the essence of this practice, connecting to the Sun as the source of life.

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Azidonis
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15/02/2011 5:12 am  

93,

This reminds me of the "LBRP conversation" I once had with a fellow magician. As I recall, we began talking about ways to do the LBRP, and he became so excited he ended up performing his version of the "closing" of the ritual in the middle of my living room.

Of course then I had to go back and banish that... good times though.

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15/02/2011 4:50 pm  
"Swamiji" wrote:
I would think that the importance of "Resh" is in the regular and diligent practicing of connecting to the sun in the cycles of the day; the particulars of the ritual, in this case, seem more to me like suggestion than rule […]the essence of this practice [is] connecting to the Sun as the source of life.

Absolutely. I think it’s useful to call to mind that the sun is literally the source of all the energy on planet earth. It powers everything.

As you say, the point of the practice isn’t at all in the particulars of it (feel free to invent your own adorations and substitute any mythological characters you want into the ritual). Rather, the point is cultivating a habit of mind. You are training your mind by regularly making yourself conscious of the “point of view of the sun”; that is to say, you become increasingly aware that the sun is always there, that night is an illusion caused by the rotation of the earth.

Metaphorically, the ritual can help facilitate the perception that your True Self (your own star, your “Khabs” which is inside of everything you call “you”) is always there and that it is the rotations of your mind (your personal preferences, your beliefs, your “moral” ideas) that periodically obscure it.

Liber Resh – or other rituals like it – is an extremely powerful and useful practice, and it is an excellent idea to make regular use of it.


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 Anonymous
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15/02/2011 6:16 pm  
"Los" wrote:
Metaphorically, the ritual can help facilitate the perception that your True Self (your own star, your “Khabs” which is inside of everything you call “you”) is always there and that it is the rotations of your mind (your personal preferences, your beliefs, your “moral” ideas) that periodically obscure it.

Liber Resh – or other rituals like it – is an extremely powerful and useful practice, and it is an excellent idea to make regular use of it.

Well put, Los. And these "personal preferences, your beliefs, your “moral” ideas" should have undergone a very thorough 'audit' initially, to insure that they are natural to the individual and not actually artificial in origin - followed by subsequent 'periodic review' to insure that the true Will remains pure, unimpaired by anything that might actually be foreign to it.


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 Anonymous
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15/02/2011 9:53 pm  

AL 1;51 "There are four gates to one palace; the floor of that
palace is of silver and gold; lapis lazuli & jasper are there;
and all rare scents; jasmine & rose, and the emblems of
death. Let him enter in turn or at once the four gates;"

The passage has always seemed relevant to Liber Resh to me.


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 Anonymous
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23/06/2011 8:46 am  

When I perform the Adorations of Liber Resh, I basically just give the sign of the corresponding element of the quarter in which the sun is at, for instance if the sun is in the east during it's rising I'll give the sign of Air which is the sign of Shu and then recite the adoration as it is written in Liber Resh by memory and then I close with the sign of silence.


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William Thirteen
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23/06/2011 4:05 pm  
"selflessone" wrote:
if the sun is in the east during it's rising .

i've noticed the Sun often rises in the East... 😉


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 Anonymous
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24/06/2011 3:49 am  
"WilliamThirteen" wrote:
"selflessone" wrote:
if the sun is in the east during it's rising .

i've noticed the Sun often rises in the East... 😉

Well obviously it always rises in the East.


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26/06/2011 3:03 am  

I wanted to point out the source where Liber Resh probably came from the Golden Dawn Theoricus Ritual 2=9.

“Kerux: Thou Art NU, Goddess of the Firmament of Air, Thou Art HORMAKU, Lord of The Eastern Sun.

Kerux: MAU the Lion, Very Powerful, Lord of Fire, is thy name. Thou art RA, the Sun in Thy Strength.

Hegemon: HEKA, Mistress of HESUR, Ruler of Water, is thy Name. Thou art TOUM, the Setting Sun.

Hegemon: SATEM, in the abode of SHU, the Bull of the Earth, is Thy Name. Thou Art KEPHRA, the Sun At Midnight.”

Liber Resh has Ra, Ahathoor, Tum and Khephra in this order versus the Golden Dawn’s HORMAKU, RA, TOUM and KEPHRA.

Liber Resh reminds of the Muslims Salah: the five daily prayers. These are there usual times of prayer: dawn to sunrise, noon, afternoon, sunset until dusk, and dusk until dawn

I just wanted to comment after reading the comments of individuals not worth mentioning by username, I can now understand why Karl Germer wanted to limit the general public to have access to Aleister Crowley and Thelema.


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 Anonymous
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26/06/2011 7:31 pm  

93

Plus Resh is a good way to connect with, and work on assuming God forms. It has also been said in TBOT,

"This card is thus an affirmation of the identity of Sol and Terra-and that will be best understood by those who have punctually practised Liber Resh for the necessary number of years, preferably in such Hermitages as those of the Sahara Desert, where the Sun and the Earth can soon be instinctively recognized as living Beings, one's constant companions in a Universe of Pure Joy."

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