Let’s assume Gerner’s statement that Hoor truly refers to Horus of Egyptian folklore. It is the belief among some scholars that the legend of Set and Osiris is actually the basis for the Christian Bible. Set, for all intents and purposes, is the devil, while Osiris is God; and more importantly Horus is the son of Osiris and Isis and the link between life and death. The lines beginning with “Thou-child!” and ending with “Here is the blood” bare a striking resemblance to a Christian prayer, one focusing on Jesus. So what is Crowley trying to impart through this mad passage? Simply that he believes (or knows) in the Egyptian notion that the story of Jesus is plagiarized.

rad does not claim this as truth, but rather suggests it as a possibility.