Cap. I ? Cap. II ! Cap. III ? Cap. IV !
Jack the Ripper, Philosophical Fragments, Concluding Unscientific, and J.R.R. Tolkein
The number two has always been a rather 'evil' number. When God made heaven and earth, he did not say that the second day's work was good. Again, God did not say that day two was evil. The number two seems neither good nor evil, but has potential for both and is left neutral. Two has always had the meaning of division. Therefore, we find here a problem in this second chapter. Here is presented class A. A.'.A.'. literature in bits and pieces of divided knowledge. So, in the spirit of the chapter, we shall play the fool and simply dream. The following makes no sense, and is absolutely true. We call upon St Jude our aid!
The Prayer of A.'.A.'.
It is best if we begin the chapter with the prayer of A.'.A.'. that our work may be blessed and go aright.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.
Why is this class A literature?
The brothers of A.'.A.'. can only address this question to initiates of the third order. However, that we may not obviously seem to be overly obscure, we say thus: (1) This is class A literature because the reader may use his power and method of scientific ratiocination and deduce that it is very, very good literature. But, more importantly, in the aim of religion, we must undoubtedly state that Frater Nothing has been in contact with the Secret Chiefs.
This work may not be changed insomuch as the style of a letter. To this, Frater Nothing is ever faithful. It shall be printed in Fixedsys, or Arial (with a little bit of Courier New) unto the AEon of AEons, even so, Amen.
The Solution of the Fool's Knot
With great weirdness did Frater Perdurabo train up his magickal son, even Frater Nothing. So great became that divine folly within Nothing that Perdurabo set him another great challenge. But, as Perdurabo knew of Nothing, his naughty son could not be Fooled.
Then said Perdurabo unto Nothing,
O Fool! begetter of both I and Naught, resolve this Naught-y Knot!"Then Nothing knew nought of this naught-y knot which is no knot. And Frater Nothing did not know a knot, nor knew nothing of naught that could undo the naught-y knot.
Therefore Nothing cried aloud ARARITA! And one came that gave un-to him not that he might resolve the knot. Thus, Nothing spake aloud, "I know not! Ain! O! Knot! Eye! N! O! Naught! O In, aye! naught! O in A not! OP-us in A! N! Us! AN-us! the eye. Death to the fishes? I-N-verted N-O wishes! For death N knew life. AN I in O, U-no, sets A fish U-P A-right. O! Pe-ter Pi-pe-r Pi-cked A Pe-ck! The dissolution of the house of Dog. IAO, O? know! A is naught-I knot! For R U I in N U? Knot! For I in N R in I.
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Frater N. takes a Break, and will return at a more convenient season.
One Riddle to Rule It ALL?
After Frater Nothing had fully solved the Riddle of AL, it occured to him that this cipher was remarkably similar to the Ring Spell written in J.R.R. Tolkein's work Lord of the Rings.
Tolkein's Elvish characters (in the Tengwar language) are transliterated below into English characters. The student may contemplate the similarities between the two and gain understanding.
SH NZG DRBTLK
Ash nazg dubatuluk
One ring to rule them all
Being a student of linguistics and literature, Tolkein would no doubt have recognized the phonetic symbols used in Liber AL II, 76 and he would have recognized the language as being that of Hebrew. Both the cipher in Liber AL and the Ring spell in Lord of the Rings contain 44 characters. The most predominant vowel sound in both is that of "A". And they both also contain 25 syllables.
The Chiasm of Liber AL III, 47-48
A This book shall be translated into all tongues: but always with the original in the writing of the Beast; for in the chance shape of the letters and their position to one another:
B in these are mysteries that no Beast shall divine.A' Now this mystery of the letters is done, and I want to go on to the holier place.C Let him not seek to try:B' for thereby alone can he fall from it.D but one cometh after him, whence I say not, who shall discover the Key of it all.C' Let him not seek after this;E Then this line drawn is a key:D' And Abrahadabra. It shall be his child & that strangely.
Jack the Ripper, a.k.a. Aleister Crowley
The grid page within Liber AL is a simple riddle. Each three-word series is given in progressive stages. Much has been made of this grid over the century. However, there has never been the real solution or meaning given.
The NOX symbol given within the grid is the location of the 4th murder of Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel, London in 1888. Most of the words connected by lines on the page correspond to church locations within the district of Whitechapel in 1888. They all lie in proximity to a murder location.
That Aleister Crowley was Jack the Ripper is beyond doubt. The student should read and study the raw data provided in Appendix A: Aleister Crowley a.k.a., Jack the Ripper. All may be well assured that the 'circle' has now been 'squared in its failure'.Aleister Crowley a.k.a. Jack the Ripper