The Song of Horus
An Excerpt from Liber 418, 1st Aethyr
Thou shalt laugh at the folly of the fool.
Thou shalt learn the wisdom of the Wise.
And thou shalt be initiate in holy things.
And thou shalt be learned in the things of love.
And thou shalt be mighty in the things of war.
And thou shalt be adept in things occult.
And thou shalt interpret the oracles.
And thou shalt drive all these before thee in thy car,
and though by none of these canst thou reach up to me,
yet by each of these must thou attain to me.
And thou must have the strength of the lion,
And the secrecy of the hermit.
And thou must turn the wheel of life.
And thou must hold the balances of Truth.
Thou must pass through the great Waters, a Redeemer.
Thou must have the tail of the scorpion,
And the poisoned arrows of the Archer,
And the dreadful horns of the Goat.
And so shalt thou break down the fortress
that guardeth the Palace of the King my son.
And thou must work by the light of the Star
And of the Moon
And of the Sun,
And by the dreadful light of judgment
that is the birth of the Holy Spirit within thee.
When these shall have destroyed the universe,
then mayest thou enter the palace of the Queen my daughter.