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On the nature of Kings

Felt like posting something random today

The word "King" appears 17 times in Liber AL.

Twice in Chapter III (Ra Hoor Khut)
15 times in Chapter II (Hadit)
The word King is not used in Chapter I (Nuit)

For I am perfect, being Not; and my number is nine by the fools; but with the just I am eight, and one in eight: Which is vital, for I am none indeed. The Empress and the King are not of me; for there is a further secret. (BOTL:II-15)

We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: stamp down the wretched & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the world. Think not, o king, upon that lie: That Thou Must Die: verily thou shalt not die, but live. Now let it be understood: If the body of the King dissolve, he shall remain in pure ecstasy for ever. Nuit! Hadit! Ra-Hoor-Khuit! The Sun, Strength & Sight, Light; these are for the servants of the Star & the Snake. (BOTL:II-21)

Behold! these be grave mysteries; for there are also of my friends who be hermits. Now think not to find them in the forest or on the mountain; but in beds of purple, caressed by magnificent beasts of women with large limbs, and fire and light in their eyes, and masses of flaming hair about them; there shall ye find them. Ye shall see them at rule, at victorious armies, at all the joy; and there shall be in them a joy a million times greater than this. Beware lest any force another, King against King! Love one another with burning hearts; on the low men trample in the fierce lust of your pride, in the day of your wrath. (BOTL:II-24)

Yea! deem not of change: ye shall be as ye are, & not other. Therefore the kings of the earth shall be Kings for ever: the slaves shall serve. There is none that shall be cast down or lifted up: all is ever as it was. Yet there are masked ones my servants: it may be that yonder beggar is a King. A King may choose his garment as he will: there is no certain test: but a beggar cannot hide his poverty.
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Beware therefore! Love all, lest perchance is a King concealed! Say you so? Fool! If he be a King, thou canst not hurt him.
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Therefore strike hard & low, and to hell with them, master!(BOTL:II-58-60)

Oh! thou art overcome: we are upon thee; our delight is all over thee: hail! hail: prophet of Nu! prophet of Had! prophet of Ra-Hoor-Khu! Now rejoice! now come in our splendour & rapture! Come in our passionate peace, & write sweet words for the Kings!(BOTL:II-64)

The length of thy longing shall be the strength of its glory. He that lives long & desires death much is ever the King among the Kings.(BOTL:II-74)

But your holy place 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 shall arise and the double-wanded one assume my throne and place. Another prophet shall arise, and bring fresh fever from the skies; another woman shall awake the lust & worship of the Snake; another soul of God and beast shall mingle in the globèd priest; another sacrifice shall stain the tomb; another king shall reign; and blessing no longer be poured To the Hawk-headed mystical Lord!(BOTL:III-34)

Then will I lift her to pinnacles of power: then will I breed from her a child mightier than all the kings of the earth. I will fill her with joy: with my force shall she see & strike at the worship of Nu: she shall achieve Hadit.(BOTL:III-45)




I find it interesting that Chapter II seems to comment on the Strength and Behaviour of a King. Chapter III seems to talk about the displacement of a King.

Of course by spouting even this observation... it is best that you shun me as a centre of pestilence. Granted... Man has the right to write as he Will.


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im thinking about this a lot. its lining up with someother authors too.

but I for one would love to read more of your opinions interpretations and insights into what this means to you

could the "great equinox" be a right of passage in one's life? How is it meant in the writings?

there is also King with a lower case "k" and uppercase "K" all through the class A documents

hmmm

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