Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

A quote from the song by Simon & Garfunkel called "The Sound of Silence"

The Call to the Path of Darkness

Written by David Bersson

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law

In the normal course of the Path, without any particular text to guide the magician, there comes a time in every Magician's life where a crossroads of decision must be made whether or not to adhere to the Path of Darkness or of Light. How subtle, are these spirits of ♄ that they entice you to such shadow perspectives disguised as random number. How careful must the Magician be not to be caught within the snare of their averse, uncivilized hooks. Such a call to the path of darkness is merely the inertia of matter manifested. A kabbalist might explain it as the Path of ת slowing the process of growth from Malkuth to Yesod. Other systems have identical parables, only with different symbolic explanations.

In our system, we have just that text which will unveil this shrine of basic elements and give us the answers we need to avoid the Path of evil. We have a perfect cure for this dis-ease of spirit that has polluted the path of the unwary. We call this the equilibration of the pairs of opposites, and its sublime, yet simple formula is laid down in our text named Liber Tzaddi

We of Θελημα meditate carefully at the concept of averse and upright, of Yin and Yang, of black and white, and other opposites to balance them within our being to achieve a sparkling, clean spring water of a perception that retains the balance of clear, objective, pragmatic reality. In short, we have our head in the Heavens and our feet in the hells.

Liber Tzaddi is a most valuable tool, indeed! This genius of a text actually assists the unwary pilgrim in his or her crusade on the Path and prepares his being for the Temple of Nuit as explained in detail in the Book of the Law.

For consider of this, that for every possibility that is manifested in the aggregate of experience we have assimilated shall give us perspective on the next experience we travel toward on the Path. The Hindoos, even with the sickness of their dogma, occasionally hit an insight on the nail and exclaim, "the lengthening of the ligam is one with the yielding of the yoni". Here in the West, we much more cleanly express the insight simply stating, "Had, the manifestation of Nuit". Nuit being infinite possibility and Had being the point event of assimilated experience. Nuit is, as everybody knows, the Egyptian Goddess of the Stars being a much more advanced form of Infinity than "Pan" or "אין" as the Greeks and the Jews struggled to describe it. It is such a wonder how in our system, symbolism piles upon symbolism, an intricate weave of insights that lead to a multitude of schools of thought, none of them in any apparent contradiction to themselves. Do all roads lead, then, to Boleskine and Cairo, in this sense? No doubt, but some arrive at the door to the Gate as a Hermit, some as Lover and some as a Man of earth. Any of them can be Hierophants or keepers of the secret wands.

We might state that the purpose of the "method of science" in our system is mainly fourfold.
First, to bring back all the secrets of magick from the past by careful research and experimentation. Second, to unlock the secrets of the Book of the Law. Third, to carefully avoid superstition to build its terrorist attack on our technique of magick. And fourth, to actually develop techniques in magick that have never existed before.

We of Θελημα are not on an evil path. It is stated in the Book of the Law that the evil ones shall be cast away. In order that the "knowledge goes aright" and we proceed in a business like manner, which we consider proper, we use the method of science to assure ourselves that we do not become lost in some delusionary world of false elite occultism.

Nevertheless, we do not stop with a study of the speed of light. For we are also interested in scientifically creating a formula to understand the speed of darkness. Isn't it time the universities created an academic structure that does not ignore what is under the darkness of the stone?

I say this to all you in your dusty world of intellectual snobbery.

Roll away the stone.

Yes, shall we now study what crawls in view from the darkness?

Love is the law, love under will