Do What Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law
The Woman Satisfied. From the cloak of the vivid wantonness of her dancing wings issue her hands; they hold the hilt of the Phallic sword of the magician. She holds the blade between her thighs. This is again a hieroglyph of “Love is the law, love under will”.
Every form of energy must be directed, must be applied with integrity, to the full satisfaction of its destiny.
Adjustment VII The Book of Thoth
The Equniox has now passed and once again we welcome the coming of the dark season with the balancing sign of Libra, where Sol remains until 23rd October before Scorpio takes the reins.
October is the treasurer of the year,
And all the months pay bounty to her store;
The fields and orchards still their tribute bear,
And fill her brimming coffers more and more.
But she, with youthful lavishness,
Spends all her wealth in gaudy dress,
And decks herself in garments bold
Of scarlet, purple, red, and gold.
She heedeth not how swift the hours fly,
But smiles and sings her happy life along;
She only sees above a shining sky;
She only hears the breezes’ voice in song.
Her garments trail the woodlands through,
And gather pearls of early dew
That sparkle, till the roguish Sun
Creeps up and steals them every one.
But what cares she that jewels should be lost,
When all of Nature’s bounteous wealth is hers?
Though princely fortunes may have been their cost,
Not one regret her calm demeanor stirs.
Whole-hearted, happy, careless, free,
She lives her life out joyously,
Nor cares when Frost stalks o’er her way
And turns her auburn locks to gray.
Paul Laurence Dunbar, ‘October’.
Adjustment is the Atu of the Book of Thoth that represents the sign of Libra, ruled by Venus and in which Saturn is exalted. The Master Therion has written there that in this Atu:
…the equilibrium of all things is hereby symbolised. It is the final adjustment in the formula of Tetragrammaton, when the daughter, redeemed by her marriage with the Son, is thereby set up on the throne of the mother; thus, finally, she ‘awakens the Eld of the All-Father’.
The Goddess here is Maat, bearing upon her nemyss the ostrich feathers of the Twofold Truth:
This woman-goddess is Harlequin; she is the partner and fulfilment of The Fool. She is the ultimate illusion which is manifestation; she is the dance, many-coloured, many-wiled, of Life itself. Constantly whirling, all possibilities are enjoyed, under the phantom show of Space and Time: all things are real, the soul is the surface, precisely because they are instantly compensated by this Adjustment. All things are harmony and beauty; all things are Truth: because they cancel out.
Balance against each thought its exact opposite. For the Marriage of these is the Annihilation of Illusion.
All dates in this bulletin are e.v. throughout. Reminders will be sent closer to the time but always check the calendar if you are planning ahead.
Friday 5 Working Your Degree – First Degree
Saturday 20 UKGL Assembly of the Brethren – Book tickets here!
Sunday 21 Celebration of the Gnostic Mass
Friday 26 Thelemic Workings
Saturday 27 Do What Thou Wilt Fest – Tickets on sale soon!
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Love is the law, love under will