Xenda'ths: Liber Resh vel Helios sub figura CC

0. These are the adorations to be performed by aspirants to the A∴ A∴1.
1. Let him greet the Sun at dawn, facing East, giving the sign of his grade2.  And let him say in a loud voice: 
Hail unto Thee who art Ra3 in Thy rising, even unto Thee who art Ra in Thy strength, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Uprising of the Sun.

Tahuti4a standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor4b abideth at the helm.

Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Night!

2. Also at Noon, let him greet the Sun, facing South, giving the sign of his grade5.  And let him say in a loud voice: 
Hail unto Thee who art Ahathoor6 in Thy triumphing, even unto Thee who art Ahathoor in Thy beauty, who travellest over the heavens in thy bark at the Mid-course of the Sun.

Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.

Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Morning!

3. Also, at Sunset, let him greet the Sun, facing West, giving the sign of his grade7. And let him say in a loud voice: 
Hail unto Thee who art Tum8 in Thy setting, even unto Thee who art Tum in Thy joy, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Down-going of the Sun.

Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.

Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Day!

4. Lastly, at Midnight, let him greet the Sun, facing North, giving the sign of his grade9, and let him say in a loud voice:
Hail unto thee who art Khephra10 in Thy hiding, even unto Thee who art Khephra in Thy silence, who travellest over the heavens in Thy bark at the Midnight Hour of the Sun.

Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.

Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Evening.

5. And after each of these invocations thou shalt give the sign of silence11, and afterward thou shalt perform the adoration12 that is taught thee by thy Superior. And then do thou compose Thyself to holy meditation13.
6. Also it is better if in these adorations thou assume the God-form of Whom thou adorest14, as if thou didst unite with Him in the adoration of That which is beyond Him.
7.Thus shalt thou ever be mindful of the Great Work which thou hast undertaken to perform, and thus shalt thou be strengthened to pursue it unto the attainment of the Stone of the Wise, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness15.

Footnotes

1.While this rite was originally written for the A∴A∴, many organizations have recognized its intrinsic value for aligning people with the Thelemic Concept of Sol.    Back
2.Since only members of the A∴A∴ have the grades and grade-signs mentioned, members of other groups and solo practitioners may substitue the L.V.X. signs.  The sign for the morning is that of Osiris Slain.    Back
3.Ra is pronounced "Rah," and here designated the Lord of the Rising Sun.    Back
4a.Tahuti is pronounced "Tuh-hoo-tee" and is the Egyptian God known more commonly by the Greek name of Thoth.  Among Tahuti's duties, He is the God of Truth and Magick.     Back
4b.Ra-Hoor is an abbreviated form of Ra-Hoor-Khuit, the Crowned and Conquering Lord of this Æon.  The Heiroglyph for Ra-Hoor can be translated into Great Eternal Sun.     Back
5.For this sign, it is recommended that non-members of the A∴A∴ perform the sign of Isis Mourning.    Back
6.Ahathoor (also known as Hathoor) is pronounced "Ah-Ha-Thoor" (or "Ha-Thoor") and here represents the Lord of the Midday Sun     Back
7.For this sign, perform the Sign of Typhon Victorious.    Back
8.Tum is pronounced "Toom" and here represents the Lord of the Setting Sun.    Back
9.For this sign, perform the Sign of Osiris Risen.     Back
10.Kephra is pronounced "Keh-Fra" and represents the Lord of the Hidden Sun.    Back
11.Also known as the Sign of Harpocrates.     Back
12.Non Members of the A∴A∴ may use the Obverse of the Stele of Revealing.    Back
13.Non Members of the A∴A∴ may use anything suitable, such as the Creed of the Gnostic Mass (Liber XV), or the appropriate passage from A Treasurehouse of Images (Liber 963).    Back
14.This is best left to the individual practitioner.    Back
15.I am not a member of the A∴A∴.  If you belong to a group that gives you specific instruction regarding Liber Resh, please take their guidance over mine.    Back
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