"There is a budding morrow in midnight", wrote Keats. For this reason there appears at the bottom of the card, underneath the water which is tinged with graphs of abomination, the sacred Beetle, the Egyptian Khephra, bearing in his mandibles the Solar Disk. It is this Beetle that bears the Sun in his Silence through the darkness of Night and the bitterness of Winter. - BOT, The Moon Card
...while Nun is the Eagle of sexual Ecstasy, the Serpent of Life through Death, the Scorpion or Scarab of Kephra, the Womb which transmutes through corruption... - CEPHALOEDIUM Working
If I say "Come up upon the mountains!" the Celestial Waters shall flow at my Word.
For I am Ra incarnate!
Kephra created in the Flesh!
I am the Eidolon of my father Tmu, Lord of the City of the Sun! - LIBER ISRAFEL
Ra-Hoor is the Sun God; Tahuti is the Egyptian Mercury; Kephra is the Sun at midnight. - Magick Without Tears, Letter C
I notice that there are 3 instances of Kephra (spelled Khephra) in 777:
Table XIX: Selection of Egyptian Gods
Row 18, 24 and 29 (as Scarab in Tarot Trump)
Liber AL - 74. There is a splendour in my name hidden and glorious, as the sun of midnight is ever the son
Perhaps refers to the addition of the name to 418. But Khephra is the Sun at midnight in the North. Now in the North is Taurus, the Bull, Apis the Redeemer, the Son.
And for some Wiki info on the scarab:
Ancient Egyptian scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyption mythos, the sun (Ra) rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls. Modeled upon the Scarabaeidae family dung beetle, which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of laying eggs (which would be later transformed into larva), the scarab was seen as an earthly symbol of this heavenly cycle. This came to be iconographic, and ideological symbols were incorporated into Ancient Egyptian society.
In Egyptian mythology, Khepri (also spelled Khepera, Kheper, Chepri, Khepra) is the name of a major god. Khepri is associated with the dung beetle (kheper), whose behavior of maintaining spherical balls of dung represents the forces which move the sun. Khepri gradually came to be considered as an embodiment of the sun itself, and therefore was a solar deity. To explain where the sun goes at night, such pushing was extended to the underworld, Khepri's pushing of the sun being ceaseless.
SO WHAT IS KEPHRA???
I also notice various spellings - does this signify a difference in the Godform? (ie. Kephra, Khepra)