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Originally Posted by Abrac
If the archetypal messengers known as Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit represent the figures on the Stele, did they try to convey to Crowley the true meaning of the Stele through the BoL?
What exactly are you trying to say here? Archetypal messengers? What? Who?

There is only one messenger in the Book of the Law. Aiwass. He takes on three different personae. One for each chapter. I guess you didn't spot that.

The deities in the Book of the Law are personified cosmic principles, forces of nature, aspects of ourselves. Human beings generally have an easier time relating to such forms, than to abstract principles.

You do realise that Nuit, Hadit, and Ra Hoor Khuit are merely convenient names and symbols for "something" that the human mind can't fully comprehend. By using these symbols we can relate to these abstract concepts, get a hold on them and work with them. In a way it wouldn't matter if you changed the names to Sally, Dave, and John. Like the Tao Te Ching says, "the name is not the thing named".

It's a shame Mr Karlin doesn't get this point either.
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