The Scarlet Letter
Volume I, Number 2 | October 1993
Part I: January 15 to Feburary 17, 1924
The Magical Record of The Scarlet Woman
By Leah Hirsig, Alostrael 31-666-31
Diaries of Disciple Leah Hirsig, Catalog #DD1
Alostrael's Visions copied from diaries of The Beast 666 and
beginning Luna Monday, October 29, 1923 e.v. (Luna in Aries, An. xix)
Nefta, Tunesie, Cefalu, Sicily
[ED. NOTE: The mss. is 37 pages long and will be appearing in installments,
by page number, throughout the next several issues. It gives a unique insight
to the life of Leah Hirsig at the tail end of her and Aleister Crowley's
fated stay at the Abbey of Thelema. –Sharash]
Note—These visions recorded by myself are quite insufficient,
fragmentary, and concentration bad.
E Jan. 15. (L)
Concentrating on War Engine. Nothing except a reference to CCXX, III.26.
F Jan. 17. (22L) 9 PM:
During and after Amoun Invocation I asked for Light (IEHI AUD). Thin stalked
leaves with heavy birds on them as in a previous vision. I said "I understand" and
had a feeling of something definitely accomplished.
Sater—Preliminary invocation. Started vision but couldn't hold it. A lion
turned into a beetle which was really a sun
7° = 4°
asked for someone of higher grade
8°= 3° XI—a Dog. And no more!
18. 9 PM
Ra-Hoor-Khuit Invocation. Asked for light.
stir not (heard). Elixir (seen)
G Jan. 19. 5:30 PM
Preliminary Invocation (33L) War Engine Met a dragon—who looked mild after
Flashes of A, etc. A man—
Showed me that War Engine was of metal (very fine), and to be hurled.
Not electricity. Danger of being seen hurling?
A Jan. 20. 7:30-8:30 (?) PM
—A period of silence in which to invoke Neptune to look after OPV
and Mss. An anchor and a white bird flying over it.
Sater—Preliminary Invocation Concentration—W.E.
(I forget much of what I saw. A man in a simple dark robe carrying a red
heart appeared eventually and showed me a room where a man, a woman, and
a child were eating in a very poor room. I got the impression that the W.E.
energy would be got for us from by such a person—93 changed the room and
it was illuminated by an 11 pointed star.)
I was shown a rocky country—perhaps Russia—presumably the place where
the energy would be found or created. More—but nothing definite.
(grass) B 11:15 AM Jan. 22(?)
OPV's S. Complex had nothing to do with me personally in particular— it
was merely the "longing to be planted." He makes this an excuse
for not doing things.
(11 L) Clear vision—nothing.
Jan. 24 (22 dr: L.) 4:30 PM
Preliminary Invocation Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Invocation Ragged—Disconnected. O
seen as a spherical object.
Man in dark robe—red heart—in long room richly decorated and with a
long table in it. Couldn't hold vision—travelled over all sorts of country,
but nothing definite: 5:00 PM
Jan 30.2:15 PM
I have the True Interpretation of A Dillar, a Dollar, etc.
C Feb. 8
[This began a series of 11 ceremonies invoking R.H.K.]
An excellent Pentagram. Read Chapter III, CCXX—Impromptu invocation of
R.H.K. asking for Light on Chapter III. All this, the reading I got a strong
impression that the printed copies of CCXX should not be used or circulated.
I very nearly destroyed my own. We must fulfil CCXX—III before anything
Invocation of RA-HOOR-KHUIT
O Thou God of War and of Vengence, Hear me, Alostrael, etc. who invokes
Thee to help us to do Thy Work.
Be Thou our strength, our force, and vigor of our arms, as Unit is our refuge,
and Hadit our Light, that we may go on, go on, in Thy strength, and fight
Hear me, Thou Lord of the Double Wand of Power. Unto Thee do I eat this
cake of light, that it may breed lust and power of lust in me.
Hear Thou me, 0 Lord of Silence and of Strength. Show me Thy way that I
may follow Thee in it.
Give Thou of Thy Wisdom to Our Lord, The Beast 666, whom Nuit has called
her Scribe, Ankh-af-na-khonsu, the Priest of Princes; whom Hadit Hails at
the Prophet of Nu, the Prophet of Had, the Prophet of Ra-Hoor-Khu; and whom
Thou hast termed 0 Blessed Beast, that He may comment with his Three-fold
Book of Law with Hadit burning in his heart.
Thee, in whose name is hidden and glorious, a splendor I Invoke, I greet
Thy presence, O Ra-Hoor-Khuit.
Unity uttermost showed! I adore the might of Thy breath. Supreme and terrible
God That maketh the Gods and death To tremble before Thee: —I adore Thee.
Appear on the throne of Ra! Open the ways of the Khu! Lighten the ways of
the Ka The ways of the Khabs run through To stir me or to still me! Aum!
Let it fill me!
G Feb 9
(Grass & L)
Wrote Invocation—used it in Pentagram—Very forceful.
- Our "island" should be governed by the "Wise men".
Defined—Those who have a knowledge of Nature, i.e., Initiate:
- 1 2 wise men; 1 Philosopher
3 Fighter (practical)
4 Fighter (strategical)
10 Saw Worker
12 Medicine Man
Our island—low, flat tongue of land, mountains in background (real colony).
Another shore wooded, birds, nothing distinctive, might be anywhere.
A Feb. 10
(Born July 8, 1899, Palermo 4:30 PM) in sort of trance.
K Feb. 11
Vision #1, Arturo Sabatini. He sees a white house.
Inside the house are lighted candles. There are 5 people, 3 steps, 6 candles.
There is a rug on the floor. A domed roof. An image of bronze. One man with
a beard, clothed in a blue cape, and on his head a white mitre embroidered
with gold. His belt is as his mitre. A statue of (?) Thelema—has a long cap
on its head.
The seer sees only half of this figure.
He is 62,000 miles away from Cefalu.
Where? (In our country).
On addressing the bearded man (93), the reply is:
Then a cloud gradually enveloped the entire scene, and the seer returned
to earth making the Sign of Harpocrates.
E Feb. 12
3 pipes concentrating on "Strength from R.H.K." 8 PM Invocation
Sabitini: Vision No. 2. Arturo Sabatini In the desert—hear the sea—a white
cloth very high. Little by little the cloth becomes transparent. Behind
it is a fire—something burning (2 pieces of wood ranged as a cross). High
flame. Many people—some of them black, naked, and hold spears in their
hands. They dance round the fire. A man is tied to the pieces of wood;
the wind moves the flames—he sees an arm. Flames disappear gradually. The
people are laughing—sitting in a circle. The fire is out. They all rise
and take the ashes and scatter them over the desert. The cloth again—it
becomes more and more opaque. Darkness. This means?
A black shadow tells Arturo to explain it himself. He says
He appears to the seer because he saw him.
He will talk to Arturo when he is alone doing meditation. He says
he can't talk now. He has gone away. He is one of the 5 of last night's vision.
Arturo now finds himself walking on a path among palms—no houses.
B Feb. 13
3 pipes, 22 L.
—Worship Hadit. Wine—Worship Nuit. No Pentagram.
14 3:10 PM
Msbtn. Reverence to R.H.K.
Pentagram Ritual 8:10 PM—Sabitini Vision:
Vision No. 3. Arturo Sabitini I ask him to try to get BENY of first vision.
He sees an island—ships—men. People coming to and fro, men working
Name of island?
NAD (Written by Seer who knows no Greek).
They are busy building walls.
93 418 bring no reply. They finish work.
Why is the seer here?
He is assisting. A force carried him there. When the
work is finished he will get message. They are fortifying.
He now sees the island more clearly. There are large trees—mountains in
the background. It is a new island. Large—it has a long low promentory. The
central part is high. 1000 leagues from the shore.
Ships—11 large ones and one small one. This latter has a tent effect in
the middle. These boats are all carrying materials.
The men all bow their heads.
C 3:10 PM
Reverence to R.H.K. V.L. took oath to go on with his Prob. work.
G Feb 16.
Pentagram Ritual. Ninette read Chapter III. 4 PM 22L. Worship of R.H.K.
A Feb. 17 4 PM
Asana, Preliminary Invocation. R.H,K. Invocation. Pentagram Ritual.
Mantra after Invocation. Very fine. A bird form with a serpent's head appears.
It became a hawk (418) facing me. I got some word or other, but not distinct
or distinctive enough to remember.
Asana till 9:16 (24 minutes) and didn't know it.
Arturo has not appeared! Hausi said "I saw you talking with R.H.K."
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