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Class A "Change not so much as the style of a letter"-warnings


wellreadwellbred
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Among the class A texts or Holy Books of Thelema,  I have found the following "Change not so much as the style of a letter"-warnings.

Such warnings in The Book of the Law:

Chapter I, 36.: "My scribe Ankh-af-na-khonsu, the priest of the princes, shall not in one letter change this book; but lest there be folly, he shall comment thereupon by the wisdom of Ra-Hoor-Khuit."

Chapter I, verse 54.: "Change not as much as the style of a letter; for behold! thou, o prophet, shalt not behold all these mysteries hidden therein."

Chapter II, verse 54.: "Nor shall they who cry aloud their folly that thou meanest nought avail; thou shall reveal it: thou availest: they are the slaves of because: They are not of me. The stops as thou wilt; the letters? change them not in style or value!"

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Such warnings in The Vision and The Voice [This text contains both class A and class B material]:

The Cry of the 18th Aethyr, Which is Called ZEN:
"And an angel cometh forth, and saith: Be wary, for if thou change so much as the style of a letter, the holy word is blasphemed."[glow=red,2,300](*)[/glow] [...] "I wanted to go back to the King's Chamber. The Angel pushed me away, saying: "Thou shalt see these visions from afar off, but thou shalt not partake of them save in the manner prescribed. For if thou change so much as the style of a letter, the holy word is blasphemed." And this is the manner prescribed: ..." [...] "This shall be the form to be used by him who would partake of the mystery of any Aethyr. And let him not change so much as the style of a letter, lest the holy word be blasphemed."

The Cry of the 9th Aethyr, Which is Called ZIP:
"And the Angel cometh forth, ..." [...] "And he says, ..." [...] "And this shall be thy rule: ..." [...] "But thou, be thou eager and vigilant, performing punctually the rule. Is it not written, "Change not so much as the style of a letter"?"

[glow=red,2,300](*)[/glow] Aleister Crowley wrote the following about this first warning in his footnote number 4. to The Cry of the 18th Aethyr, Which is Called ZEN: "This warning is given directly."

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Has anyone found any similar warnings in other class A texts or Holy Books of Thelema?


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Shiva
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"wellreadwellbred" wrote:
... but lest there be folly, he shall comment thereupon by the wisdom of Ra-Hoor-Khuit."

Well, the folly is let loose, for Therion seems to have failed to comment adequately thereupon in certain matters.


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SatansAdvocaat
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Give us an 'f', give us a 'k'.  What's that spell !?  Oh ? "f--k" ??  There appears to be a lacuna here in the original manuscript.

Guess the jury will have to remain out on this one.  ::)


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