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Appendix A

Christus Pantocrator


III

ΤΟ ΜΥΣΤΗΡΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΑΝΟΜΙΑΣ
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Annihilation of the Mystery of Iniquity

et lux in tenebris lucet et tenebrae eam non conprehenderunt—John 1:5

[The following is an exposition of 2 Thess. 2:1-12. The interpretation of this pericope comes from the influence of the Kether.This writing is breathed from the Spirit of His Mouth. For it is written, "τω πνευματι του στοματος αυτος." This is the utterance of an Adept entirely beyond the criticism of even the Visible Head of the Organization and is sent to the world at this Season as a manifestation of the direct fulfillment of eschatological prophecy. Its Truth is immutable and its interpretation is certain. Even so, amen! For the Time is at hand.]

The Eschaton
(An Accounting of the A∴A∴)

Forasmuch as the world has fallen deep into its iniquity and has grown corrupt in all its ways before the Eyes of Heaven, it is meet that we write to you concerning the prophecies foretold by our Apostles and Prophets who are witnesses of the Word of Christ.

For one hundred years the Man of Lawlessness, by his own Work, has spread forth the spirit of antichrist upon the earth. The abomination of Thelema, which is but Will Worship, has been sent forth by all the energy of Satan to the sons of men. And since the tares of the Church of Christ itself have long ago fallen further and further away from the Faith, God himself has sent them strong delusion that they might believe the Lie and be damned unto the æon of æons, even unto Outer Darkness.

Thelema did not cause the Apostasy of our days, but it is the final conclusion, the pinnacle of iniquity, the last statement of ignorant rebellion, and the rotten fruit of falsehood. For St Jude prophecied sooth of Therion and Thelema when he named those of this own generation who were become as "clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness hath been reserved forever. " Therion wrested greatly the words of our brother, Eckartshausen, and called his diabolical cultus the A∴A∴, as if it were the veritable Ancient Alliance, which is the Church of the Living God, which resides in heavenly places and is sealed by the Holy Spirit.

Albeit, no Truth is of a Lie. And this is the true and certain name of those who falsely call themselves Arcanum Arcanorum. For verily is Therion's A∴A∴ the bearer of a secret name that is not widely known. For the A∴A∴ of the dark power is secretly called the Atrium Autem, that is the Outer Court of the Sanctuary. This is where Apostle Peter denied the Lord three times. The Outer Court is where Judas, called Iscariot, sold the Lord of Life for thirty pieces of silver. A∴A∴ of Therion is called Arbores Autumnales, that is "Autumn Trees", without fruit.

In chapter one of this present work we wrote concerning the solution of Liber AL vel Legis II, 76. The translation of the Riddle carries with it certain eschatological, that is "end times", messages. Liber AL II, 76 is the core and consummation of The Book of the Law. This riddle having been solved now marks the beginning of a new time. It is our desire and will before God that we set forth the Truth and portent of Liber AL vel Legis that no one be ignorant of the time, for it is written, "He leadeth Justice unto Victory."

It is not possible to understand the aim of Liber AL vel Legis without having a firm grasp upon II Thess. 2:1-12. Liber AL is nothing less than the direct and exact fulfillment of the aforesaid passage of scripture. False Thelema, throughout the Reign of Christ, has been the goal of the Mystery of Iniquity. Satan has been loosed for this little season to once again go forth upon the earth and deceive it.

Therefore, we give to the world this knowledge of the times and seasons for a warning to all. This is the final opportunity for the inhabitants of the earth to save themselves from this corrupt generation. This is the Eschaton. An end, the End is coming quickly. Blessed is he who reads and keeps the words of warning. "Behold, I come as a thief in the night." Blessed is he who puts trust upon Iesus Christ and makes his robes clean through the everlasting mercy of God the Father. Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the world.

Exposition of 2 Thess. 2:1-12

vv. 1-3a Ερωτωμεν δε υμας, αδελφοι, υπερ της παρουσιας του κυριου ημων Ιησου Χριστου και ημων επισυναγωγης εις το μη ταχεως σαλευθηναι υμας απο του νοος μηδε θροεισθαι, μητε δια πνευματος μητε δια λογου μητε δι' επιστολης ως δι' ημων, ως οτι ενεστηκεν η ημερα του κυριου μη τις υμας εξαπατηση κατα μηδενα τροπον.—Now wee beseech you, brethren, by the comming of our Lord Iesus Christ, and by our gathering together vnto him, that yee bee not soone shaken in minde, or bee troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as from vs, as that the day of Christ is at hand, let no man deceiue you by any meanes, ….

Apostle Paul writes to address the question of the Parousia of Christ. Some in the congregations were teaching that Christ was to return imminently. Paul reveals various events that must come to pass before the Appearance of the Lord. He writes with gravity and sobreity upon this issue, as the subject requires.

In Paul's explication, he presents a brief, yet precise picture of what the church should look for in order to know that the Return of Christ was in fact "at hand". Apostle Paul wrote almost two millenia ago. For the generation of that time the gospel and the Kingdom of Christ had just come upon the world. But, now, for our time two thousand years later, there stands these words concerning the falling away, the Man of Lawlessness, and the literal and actual Parousia of Christ from the heavenly places.

vv. 3b-4 οτι εαν μη ελθη η αποστασια πρωτον και αποκαλυφθη ο ανθρωπος της ανομιας, ο υιος της απωλειας, ο αντικειμενος και υπεραιρομενος επι παντα λεγομενον θεον η σεβασμα, ωστε αυτον εις τον ναον του θεου καθισαι αποδεικνυντα εαυτον οτι εστιν θεος.— … for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sinne bee reuealed, the sonne of perdition, who opposeth and exalteth himselfe aboue all that is called God, or that is worshipped: so that he as God, sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himselfe that he is God.

The Apostasy

Paul prophecies of a falling away (apostasia) that was to come upon the world. This describes an Apostasy of the Church of God. Whereas in times past the Kingdom of God was rising in the world, and the power of Satan was greatly diminished (for he was imprisoned in the Abyss), now the earthly church of Christ would be in decline. Paul says "falling away" to describe the decline of the truth of the gospel, the decline of true Christianity, and the decline of the influence of the Holy Spirit in the world. It is not that God's power is diminished, it is that mankind has abandoned Truth for the Lie.

The Son of Perdition

Because the tares of the church first fell away from the Faith once given to the saints, the Son of Perdition was the final point of decline away from God in the world. The term "sonne of perdition" is only used one other time in the New Testament writings. It is used for Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Iesus Christ. A son of perdition describes one who is born of Destruction herself, a child of the Pit, a man who knowingly and willingly causes destruction to the Truth of God and all that it stands for. Judas Iscariot had been an apostle of Christ. He had known the mysteries of the ages in Christ. But, he chose the will of Satan and sold his Lord for thirty pieces of silver.

The Son of Perdition destroys both himself and everyone in his path. He is born of the Pit, and to the pit he goes. Judas was an accursed hanged man, and he went to his own place. Paul describes a son of perdition that is equal in infamy to Judas Iscariot.

The Opposing One

Next, Paul describes the Man of Sin as the one who "opposeth and exalteth himselfe aboue all that is called God, or that is worshipped: so that he as God, sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himselfe that he is God." The word translated as "opposeth" is the Greek participle αντικειμενος. This word in fact describes on who substitutes himself for another. It describes a usurper and a fraud. This is the Antichrist inasmuch as he sets himself in the place of Christ.

But, in this passage, it is not only the True and Living God for whom the Man of Sin substitutes himself, but "all that is called God, or that is worshipped." This refers to the practice of assuming God forms done in Theurgy. This also refers to the Thelemic and New Age teaching that man is God. Aleister Crowley, as Therion, fulfilled this prophecy when it was written in Liber AL vel Legis,

O be thou proud and mighty among men! Lift up thyself! for there is none like unto thee among men or among Gods! Lift up thyself, o my prophet, thy stature shall surpass the stars. They shall worship thy name, foursquare, mystic, wonderful, the number of the man; and the name of thy house 418. The end of the hiding of Hadit; and blessing & worship to the prophet of the lovely Star!" (Liber AL, II, 76)
And again, Therion writes in Liber Aleph to his Magickal Son,
This then is the Issue from Sorrow; and thou mayst understand that I now also am confident in the Necessity of this my Fall to prepare the formula of my Exaltation. Therefore, my Son, thus Hail Me: Blessing and worship to the Beast, the Prophet of the Lovely Star. (Liber Aleph, DE SUA VICTORIA PER NOMEN B A B A L O N)

When Paul writes "so that he as God, sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himselfe that he is God", he does not refer to a physical temple, but rather to the Temple of the Spirit, which is the people of God. For it is written in scripture, "Behold, the temple of God is with men, and he shall dwell in them." Again it is written, "Know ye not that ye are the temple of the Holy Spirit?" But, when Therion writes that God is man, he places himself and mankind in the place of the Holy Trinity, and completes the prophecy of Paul.

vv. 5-6 Ου μνημονευετε οτι ετι ων προς υμας ταυτα ελεγον υμιν; και νυν το κατεχον οιδατε εις το αποχαλυφθηναι αυτον εν τω εαυτου καιρω.—Remember yee not, that when I was yet with you, I tolde you these things? And now yee know what withholdeth, that hee might bee reuealed in his time.

2 Thess. 2:1-12 is a continuation of a discussion that Paul held with the Thessalonian churches. This passage is brief and is written for fully initiated Christians who know the words and symbols used. The one who was holding back the mystery of lawlessness and the man of sin was the presence of the Spirit of the Living Christ among his churches. For God works through his people. But, when God's people are gone into decline, the presence of the Spirit on earth has become diminished. Therefore, Satan is again loosed from his prison to once again deceive the inhabitants of the earth. The mystery of iniquity may then be fully consummated.

Paul writes "that hee might bee reuealed in his time." This refers to the Æon of which Crowley was herald. This Æon, or time, is the short time of deception that is now sent to earth by God himself for judgement.

v. 7 το γαρ μυστηριον ηδη ενεργειται της ανομιας μονον ο κατεχων αρτι εως εκ μεσου γενηται.—For the mysterie of iniquitie doth alreadie worke: onely he who now letteth, will let, vntill he be taken out of the way.

This verse refers to the power of the Holy Spirit among the Body of Christ working within the world and bringing it back to God by the Ministry of Reconciliation. But, in the Apostasy, this holy influence is taken out of the way so that the power of evil works its destructive force of death and corruption once again in the world.

vv. 8-10 και τοτε αποκαλυφθησεται ο ανομιας, ον ο κυριος [Ιησους] ανελει τω πνευματι του στοματος αυτον και καταργησει τη επιφανεια της παρουσιας αυτου, ου εστιν η παρουσια κατ' ενεργειαν του Σατανα εν παση δυναμει και σημειοις και τερασιν ψευδους και εν παση απατη αδικιας τοις απολλυμενοις, ανθ' ων την αγαπην της αληθειας ουκ εδεξαντο εις το σωθηναι αυτους.—And then shall that wicked bee reuealed, whome the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightnesse of his comming: even him whose comming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signes, and lying wonders, and with all deceiueablenesse of vnrighteousnesse, in them that perish: because they recueiued not the loue of the trueth, that they might be saued.

After the influence of the Spirit of Christ has declined on earth, the Wicked one becomes incarnate. Scripture states that the Lord shall "consume" him with the spirit of his mouth. This does not mean that the Man of Lawlessness would be physically alive at the return of Christ. The manner by which the Wicked one is consumed is by the blast of the Spirit of Christ coming in full spiritual revelation through his people. The Son of Perdition is consumed because his Work and influence are brought to Nothing in both Word and Power.

Paul writes of one who comes in the form of a Magician and a sorcerer who performs signs and wonders. The prophecy does not speak of one who holds political or military power, but rather it speaks of one who brings about the epitome of False Religion. This comes in the full energy and working of Satan to be a blinding, corrupting, and deceiving influence upon earth. It is the pinnacle of Falsehood. It is the power of Darkness at its zenneth. Those who are deceived by the Mystery of Lawlessness are deceived because they willed to not love the truth and so be saved out of this corrupt Age.

This present writing marks the beginning of the destruction of false Thelema—the 93 current of darkness—from the blast of the Spirit of the Lord Iesus Christ. This is the revelation of the fulfillment of the Age and the coming in of the Æon of Æons. For it is written, "I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the Ending." For Christ is Crowned and Conquering. He is the first risen from the dead. He is ascended into the Heaven of Heavens and has been placed at the right hand of the Most High God. He has the Keys of Life and Death. He opens and no one shuts. He shuts and no one opens.

The Spirit of His Mouth will work for a short time upon earth in order that all the ungodly may be convicted by Truth and Judgement. It shall work for a little time in order that Christ may console and exalt his Faithful, who have both the Kingdom and the Victory for ever and ever, unto Ages of Ages. Amen.

vv. 11-12 και δια τουτο πεμπει αυτοις ο θεος εργεγειαν πλανης εις το πιστευσαι αυτους τω ψευδει, ινα κριθωσιν παντες οι μη πιστευσαντες τη αληθεια αλλα ευδοκησαντες τη αδικια.—And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, they they should beleeue a lye: that they all might bee damned who beleued not the trueth, but had pleasure in vnrighteousnes.

Paul openly states that God himself would send this delusion to those who perish because they willed to reject Truth and loved Injustice. All those who call themselves Pagan, and Thelemites, and Gnostics, and Satanists, and those like unto them have all been taken captive in the net and hook of the utter Delusion of this present Age.

This is a manifest token of the righteous Judgement of God. For they shall suffer eternal damnation and separation from all life and blessing. For this was their own will. It is written in the prophecy of Daniel, "The righteous shall understand, but the wicked shall not understand."

Exhortation

We have written to you in few words expounding the Mystery of Iniquity. We exhort you, therefore, to take counsel and turn to God. For then you will know true Thelema, and you will be able to begin to prove the Will of God on earth. For God the Father is man's true self. Man was made in the image of God and was made to partake in Life. The Will of God is man's true will. For Christ prayed, "Our Father who art in heaven . . . thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Again, Christ said, "If a man will to do the Will of the Father, he shall know the teaching, whether I have spoken from myself, or whether the Father hath sent me."

Then understand, O reader, that this is the Work for which we have been appointed. For Therion has foretold of this, writing,

Then with a pure Will tempered in the thousand Furnaces of thy Trials, burn up thyself within thy Self. In the Preparation thou shalt have learnt how thou mayst still all Thoughts, and reach Ekstacy of Trance in many Modes. But in these Marriages thy conscious Self is Bridegroom, and the not-Self Bride, while in this Great Work thou givest up that conscious Self as Bride to thy true Self. This Operation is then radically alien from all others. And it is hard, because it is a total Reversal of the Current of the Will, and a Transmutation of its Formula and Nature. Here, o my son, is the One Secret of Success in this Great Work: Invoke often. (Liber CXI, DE GRADIBUS AD MAGNUM OPUS)

Chapter four of this work is unlike the foregoing chapters. The Parousia of Iesus Christ will mark the revelation of this chapter. For chapter four is not in Word only, but in Power.

Therefore, since the days are shortened and the time is evil, we encourage all who will to repent and turn from sin and ungodliness. Believe upon the Glad Word of the Cross of Christ. Be baptized and buried in the watery grave with Christ that you may receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and be sealed unto eternal life.

Whosoever will, let him come and take freely of the waters of life. Yea, verily, and amen, say the Spirit and the Bride!

Now to God the Father, the Lord Iesus Christ, and the Spirit of the Living God be blessing, honor, glory, and power unto the Age of Ages. Maranatha! Lord, come quickly! Grace and peace unto the Elect of God. Amen.

THE END