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Crowley's paraphrase: "Aum ! let it kill me !", from "The Temple of Solomon the King" in the seventh number of The Equinox, March 1912 E.V. (London: Wieland & Co., September MCMXII O.S. [1912 E.V.])
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Crowley's paraphrase: "Aum ! let it fill me !", from The Book of the Law, 1938 E.V. (London: Privately issued by the O.T.O., An I xii, Sol in Aries, March 21, 1938 E.V.)
The Motto: "The Method of Science – The Aim of Religion", on the upper cover of Aleister Crowley's bi-annual review The Equinox. Note that the concept of ”fill” and ”kill” is reflected in the equinoxes (hence also in the solstices)! “Fill” relates to the Vernal Equinox of March, and “kill” to the Autumnal Equinox of September – the publishing rhythm of The Equinox! (See stanza below.)
Fill and Kill
• Why did Aleister Crowley in his various publications of Liber CCXX, the typeset version of Liber L vel Legis, stick to that a line of his paraphrase of the Stélé of Revealing should be "Aum ! let it fill me !", though in other places he sometimes wrote "Aum ! let it kill me !"?
It is all about initiation! – Read online or download this PDF file (8 pp.) containing an extract from FOR THE THELEMITES. [May need further proof reading]