Liber Stellae Rubae sub figura 66

A secret ritual of Apep, the Heart of IAO-OAI, delivered unto V.V.V.V.V. for his use in a certain matter of Liber Legis, and written down under the figure LXVI

 

  1.  Apep deifieth Asar.

  2.  Let excellent virgins evoke rejoicing, son of Night!

  3.  This is the book of the most secret cult of the Ruby Star.  It shall be 
      given to none, save to the shameless in deed as in word.

  4.  No man shall understand this writing it is too subtle for the sons of 
      men.

  5.  If the Ruby Star have shed its blood upon thee; if in the season of the 
      moon thou hast invoked by the Iod and the Pe, then mayest thou partake 
      of this most secret sacrament.

  6.  One shall instruct another, with no care for the matters of men's 
      thought.

  7.  There shall be a fair altar in the midst, extended upon a black stone.

  8.  At the head of the altar gold, and twin images in green of the Master.

  9.  In the midst a cup of green wine.

 10.  At the foot the Star of Ruby.

 11.  The altar shall be entirely bare.

 12.  First, the ritual of the Flaming Star.

 13.  Next, the ritual of the Seal.

 14.  Next, the infernal adorations of OAI.

               Mu pa telai,

               Tu wa melai

               a, a, a.

               Tu fu tulu!

               Tu fu tulu

               Pa, Sa, Ga.

               Qwi Mu telai

               Ya Pu melai;

               u, u, u.

               'Se gu malai;

               Pe fu telai,

               Fu tu lu.

               O chi balae

               Wa pa malae:

               U!  U!  U!

               Ge; fu latrai,

               Le fu malai

               Ku!  Hut!  Nut!

               Al O(ss)oA(ss)oI(ss)o

               Rel moai

               TiTiTi!

               Wa la pelai

               Tu fu latai

               Wi, Ni, Bi.

.  Also thou shalt excite the wheels with the five wounds and the five wounds.

16.  Then thou shalt excite the wheels with the two and the third in the 
     midst; even     and    ,     and    ,     and    , and    .

17.  Then the fiveand the sixth.

18.  Also the altar shall fume before the master with incense that hath no 
     smoke.

19.  That which is to be denied shall be denied; that which is to be trampled 
     shall be trampled; that which is to be spat upon shall be spat upon.

20.  These things shall be burnt in the outer fire.

21.  Then again the master shall speak as he will soft words, and with music 
     and what else he will bring forward the Victim.

22.  Also he shall slay a young child upon the altar, and the blood shall 
     cover the altar with perfume as of roses.

23.  Then shall the master appear as He should appearin His glory.

24.  He shall stretch himself upon the altar, and awake it into life, and into 
     death.

25.  (For so we conceal that life which is beyond.)

26.  The temple shall be darkened, save for the fire and the lamp of the 
     altar.

27.  There shall he kindle a great fire and a devouring.

28.  Also he shall smite the altar with his scourge, and blood shall flow 
     therefrom.

29.  Also he shall have made roses bloom thereon.

30.  In the end he shall offer up the Vast Sacrifice, at the moment when the 
     God licks up the flame upon the altar.

31.  All these things shalt thou perform strictly, observing the time.

32.  And the Beloved shall abide with Thee.

33.  Thou shalt not disclose the interior world of this rite unto any one: 
     therefore have I written it in symbols that cannot be understood.

34.  I who reveal the ritual am IAO and OAI; the Right and the Averse.

35.  These are alike unto me.

36.  Now the Veil of this operation is called Shame, and the Glory abideth 
     within.

37.  Thou shalt comfort the heart of the secret stone with the warm blood.  
     Thou shalt make a subtle decoction of delight, and the Watchers shall 
     drink thereof.

38.  I, Apep the Serpent, am the heart of IAO.  Isis shall await Asar, and I 
     in the midst.

39.  Also the Priestess shall seek another altar, and perform my ceremonies 
     thereon.

40.  There shall be no hymn nor dithyramb in my praise and the praise of the 
     rite, seeing that it is utterly beyond.

41.  Thou shalt assure thyself of the stability of the altar.

42.  In this rite thou shalt be alone.

43.  I will give thee another ceremony whereby many shall rejoice.

44.  Before all let the Oath be taken firmly as thou raisest up the altar from 
     the black earth.

45.  In the words that Thou knowest.

46.  For I also swear unto thee by my body and soul that shall never be parted 
     in sunder that I dwell within thee coiled and ready to spring.

47.  I will give thee the kingdoms of the earth, O thou Who hast mastered the 
     kingdoms of the East and of the West.

48.  I am Apep, O thou slain One.  Thou shalt slay thyself upon mine altar: I 
     will have thy blood to drink.

49.  For I am a mighty vampire, and my children shall suck up the wine of the 
     earth which is blood.

50.  Thou shalt replenish thy veins from the chalice of heaven.

51.  Thou shalt be secret, a fear to the world.

52.  Thou shalt be exalted, and none shall see thee; exalted, and none shall 
     suspect thee.

53.  For there are two glories diverse, and thou who hast won the first shalt 
     enjoy the second.

54.  I leap with joy within thee; my head is arisen to strike.

55.  O the lust, the sheer rapture, of the life of the snake in the spine!

56.  Mightier than God or man, I am in them, and pervade them.

57.  Follow out these my words.

58.  Fear nothing.

      Fear nothing.

      Fear nothing.

59.  For I am nothing, and me thou shalt fear, O my virgin, my prophet within 
     whose bowels I rejoice.

60.  Thou shalt fear with the fear of love: I will overcome thee.

61.  Thou shalt be very nigh to death.

62.  But I will overcome thee; the New Life shall illumine thee with the Light 
     that is beyond the Stars.

63.  Thinkest thou?  I, the force that have created all, am not to be 
     despised.

64.  And I will slay thee in my lust.

65.  Thou shalt scream with the joy and the pain and the fear and the love--so 
     that the of a new God leaps out among the Stars.

66.  There shall be no sound heard but this thy lion-roar of rapture; yea, 
     this thy lion-roar of rapture.