Aiwass wrote:(v. 215) 70. I am the Hawk-Headed Lord of Silence & of Strength; my nemyss shrouds the night-blue sky.
Aiwass is speaking wholly as the voice of Heru-Ra-Ha. This vast, beautiful, majestic image of the God has always been stunningly clear to me. The verse has always had a powerful effect on me, as do most verses here at the end of all.
It is interesting that his nemyss shrouds, or veils, the Body of Nuit, as if to reiterate that He is the “visible object of worship.” Note, though, that Aiwass - name beginning with A’ayin - would be expected to have an indigo nemyss.
If indigo is not exactly meant, but rather a kind of bluish “ultra-violet,” it is then the ambient aura that can be seen, at times with the physical eye when Heru-Ra-Ha is properly invoked. Heru-Ra-Ha, of course, is both Harpocrates, the Lord of Silence, and Ra-Hoor-Khuit, the Lord of Strength. Furthermore, 215 (the number of this verse with respect to the entire Book) is the value of silentium viresque, “Silence & Strength.” 70 is the value of LYL, “night.”
This verse is the last Geburah verse of the Book.
(v. 216) 71. Hail! ye twin warriors about the pillars of the world! for your time is nigh at hand.
All of the verses surrounding this one appear to be the words of Heru-Ra-Ha. This, though, appears to be directed to
the Twin God. Thus taken, it says that the hour is “nigh at hand” of the “twin warriors” RHK and HPK. They are “about the pillars of the world,” i.e.,
at the threshold, between the pillars of its portal, prepared to enter in and take their ruling place. It is as though Crowley - or even Aiwass, the minister of HPK - suddenly turned to address them.
This is the 216th verse of the Book. 216 is a number very sacred to this god. It is 6 x 6 x 6 (666!), the solidification of sunlight, the entering in of these representatives of the new solar current with manifestation in this world. It is GBVRH, “strength,” and ARYH, “Leo, lion,” thus a perfect glyph of this solar-martial God. And it is more - which I cannot write because it is under an obligation I share with others.
Truly, Heru-Ra-Ha is the Twin-God of the sun and of all polaritries, “Lord of the Light and of the Darkness.”
This verse 216 is the last Tiphereth chapter of the Book.
(v. 217) 72. I am the Lord of the Double Wand of Power; the wand of the Force of Coph Nia — but my left hand is empty, for I have crushed an Universe; & nought remains.
Heru-Ra-Ha is again speaking.
The phrase, “Word of Double Power” had been one original interpretation of Abrahadabra. The usual form, “Wand of Double Power,” is here rearranged and altered. It still refers, however, to both polarities of a single Will, the number 2 in its highest and purest manifestation, represented by the active and passive twin aspects of HRH; that is, it refers to the polarity of the two ends of the Wand, or Will.
But this Wand is “the wand of the Force of Coph Nia.” What is this? Crowley originally missed the words during the dictation. It was Rose who later wrote in, “Force of Coph Nia.“ Regardie pointed out that this bears a strange relationship to Ain Soph - the old Greek “S” looks like “C” - as though someone unfamiliar with Hebrew psychically saw אין לוף, understanding intuitively the import of the letters, but getting forward-backward all mixed up. Okay, I thought, that might be plausible. But the idea only works if we can explain why a Greek-style letter (C, not Σ) was used. Why not “Soph Nia”? Well, I thought, maybe this was to cue us to interpret it in Greek (even though it is a Hebrew phrase). Okay, so we have a “Double Wand of Power,” that might be the “wand of the Limitless Force” (Ain Soph means “limitless”), if we can only figure why we are cued to Greek. The answer is immediately obvious on adding it up:
C (Σ) + ο + φ = 200 + 70 + 500 = 770
Ν + ι + α = 50 + 10 + 1 = 61770 + 61 = 831
831 is the value of the Greek word φαλλος. The “Double Wand of Power,” the “Wand of the Limitless Force,” is the “Wand of the Force of the Phallus.” (831 is also Greek for “pyramid,” and the value of Aleph spelled in full.)This Mystery of the Double Wand of Power (Heb. כח or 28 = Σ(1-7)) comprises the last Netzach verse of the Book.
The last sentence of the verse merely means that the old world is gone. The new Æon is upon us, ready to grow into its maturity.