Mighty and erect is this Will of mine, this Pyramid
of fire whose summit is lost in Heaven. Upon it
have I burned the corpse of my desires.
Mighty and erect is this Φαλλοσ of my Will. The
seed thereof is That which I have borne within me
from Eternity; and it is lost within the Body of
Our Lady of the Stars.
I am not I; I am but an hollow tube to bring down
Fire from Heaven.
Mighty and marvelous is this Weakness, this
Heaven which draweth me into Her Womb, this
Dome which hideth, which absorbeth, Me.
This is The Night wherein I am lost, the Love
through which I am no longer I.
The card 15 in the Tarot is "The Devil", the
medieval blind for Pan.
The title of the chapter refers to the Phallus, which is here identified with the will. The Greek word Πυραμισ has the same number as Φαλλοσ.
This chapter is quite clear1, but one may remark in
the last paragraph a reference to the nature of Samadhi.
As man loses his personality in physical love, so does the magician annihilate his divine personality in that which is beyond.2
The formula of Samadhi is the same, from the
lowest to the highest. The Rosy-Cross is the Universal Key. But, as one proceeds, the Cross becomes greater,
until it is the Ace, the Rose, until it is the Word.
(1) And for those who do not see this chapter clearly, Aleister Crowley is remarking on his penis, and it's performance during sexual intercourse. No one ever said that he wasn't a dirty, dirty man. This Chapter is arguably as nasty as Chapter 69, except that I think he may have used more euphemisms in this one.
(2) Don't mistake this as mysticism, not bullshit. You can give a similar argument for The Song of Solomon, but that doesn't hide the fact that both are in fact pornography, cleverly disguised as a spiritual text.
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Original text by Aleister Crowley
Commentary by Karl Germer
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