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I just looked that up. Apparently, Vadere mecum means "to go with me". Some translations include items that are usually carried around, like an essential iPhone. Hadit can't 'come' to us- because we are carrying him around as part of us... That sounds unfortunately a bit like luggage...
It's the other way round. The mind and body complex that we commonly think of as ourselves is the baggage that Hadit has to carry in his journey of experience through Nuit.

Another bit of latin. Vadit = "He goes".

I suppose a reasonable question is why would Hadit even have a secret name in the first place? My guess is that he can never be known except via his manifestations through Nuit. He is force hidden in form. Just like in the first verse of Liber AL chp.II: "Nu! the hiding of Hadit." This may be why the initial letter of his name is replaced by the letter of Nuit herself - Heh.

Somewhere Crowley mentions a secret form of Abrahadabra in which Vau replaces Heh. ABRAVADABRA.
I've gone through all the likely sources trying to track this one down, but so far nothing. I know I've seen it. I'm starting to suspect it was in one of Crowley's diaries.

In the 25th Aethyr we are told that the Beast has the secret of V and his ten horns spring from five points. V.V.V.V.V.
The ten horns correspond to ten V words:

VIRIDIS, VIRUS, VIR, VIS, VIRTUS, VIA, VITA, VIRTUS, VICTORIA, VERITAS.

Apparently there's an eleventh secret name that has never been revealed. (VADIT ?) But the ten horns can be found at the top of the Lust card. The ten names contain 52 letters in total. 52 is the value of AIMA, the fertile mother. She is AMA(42), the mother, with the fertilizing Yod(10) within her - AIMA.

The Hierophants name is V.V.V.V.V. He is of couse Atu V. On it he makes an inverted V sign with his 'sinister hand' representing the Greek letter Lambda - Λ - which is equivalent to Lamed and card VIII - Adjustment, AIMA - The Woman Satisfied standing between an upright and averse VΛ forming a diamond.
Both Taurus(Hierophant) and Libra(Adjustment) are ruled by Venus.




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Glancing through the index to the new Thoth Tarot book by Phyllis Seckler/Soror Meral I noticed an entry for VAD (p.33).
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In the old systems of Tarot, the Empress was considered to be the consort of the Emperor, which was then seen as the fourth Trump, directly following that of Venus. The Emperor corresponds to Aires, ruled by Mars, so this seemed perfectly natural as the combination again stressed Mars and Venus. However, in the New Aeon of Thelema, Liber Legis is adamant that She is now the consort of the Hierophant, as above quoted. [AL II:16] The correspondence to the Hierophant is Taurus, ruled by Venus. The letter of the Hierophant is Vau and it's number is six. But do Vau = 6 and Daleth = 4 add to eleven? They equal 10 and one must add the letter of Aleph to make the sum of 11. Thus it is hinted in Crowley's commentary on Liber Legis, that there must be a special magical method in VAD, rather than HAD, for Hadit. These three letters, HAD, are the middle of the word ABRAHADABRA, which is the formula for Thelemic Magick.

Further, if she was the consort of the Emperor, note that Mars would have a double effect, both from its position as the Path of Peh and as the ruler of Aires. Today it is Venus who has the double effect as the path of Daleth and as the ruler of Taurus, equated with the Hierophant. Does this possibly mean humanity will now pay more attention to love than to destruction and war?
The Beast on which she rideth has 10 horns springing from 5 points: V.V.V.V.V.

The Hierophants name is V.V.V.V.V. Maybe the Hierophant represents an eleventh secret horn corresponding to the secret name of VAD. Its certainly consistant with the meaning of the letter Vau.

Idle speculation alert! I wonder if the secret horn corresponds to a Baculum; the penile bone found in many mammals (not humans). Could the "secret joke at somebody's expense" be an example of Crowley poking fun at himself by calling himself a "dick" or a "nob head". It would be a typically Crowley-esque bit of humour.



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VAD seems to be hidden in plain sight on the Hierophant card.

The Hierophant himself is Vau.

The Child is Aleph.

The Woman is Daleth.

Also the child is wearing a sandal strap. This is a form of the Ankh, the symbol of Life corresponding to the fifth power of the sphinx - IRE, the Power to Go.
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6. I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star. I am Life, and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the knowledge of death.
7. I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. "Come unto me" is a foolish word: for it is I that go.



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