Liber CDXV


The First Working

[Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1913 e.v.]
At 11:40 therefore did I duly open the Temple, invoking also Thoth by the Egyptian formulae. And upon the stroke of midnight did the first words and acts of the Accendat strike on the Akasa. Then immediately did Mercury manifest in his first form, as it is written in Liber Ararita I, 8: "Thou hast appeared to me as a young boy mischievous and lovely, with thy winged globe and its serpents set upon a staff." Astrally the Temple was full of thousands of flashing Caducei of gold and yellow, the serpents alive, and moving, Hermes bearing them. But so young and so mischievous was he that the sacrifice[1] was impossible. This also we learnt, that at the Accendat the Ceremony is to be forgotten altogether, and to be resumed with equal suddenness at the first word of the mantra or versicle. And the excellence of this control is the agent evoking.
Then closed the Temple at 1:40 a.m. die Joviis thinking to renew the Rite in the evening, in the hope of obtaining Hermes in his next phase.
And Blessing and Worship to the Holy One, the Lord of the Serpent and the Dove. Amen.

[1] A sexual act.

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