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The Book of Lies

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The Book of Lies

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 "...None the less, I could point to some solid
    achievement on the large scale, although it is com-
    posed of more or less disconnected elements.  I refer
    to THE BOOK OF LIES.  In this there are 93 chapters:
    we count as a chapter the two pages filled re-
    respectively with a note of interrogation and a mark of
    exclamation.  The other chapters contain sometimes a
    single word, more frequently from a half-dozen to
    twenty paragraphs.  The subject of each chapter is
    determined more or less definitely by the Qabalistic
    import of its number.  Thus Chapter 25 gives a revised
    ritual of the Pentagram; 72 is a rondel with the refrain
    ~Shemhamphorash', the Divine name of 72 letters;
    77 Laylah, whose name adds to that number; and
    80, the number of the letter Pe, referred to Mars, a
    panegyric upon War.  Sometimes the text is serious
    and straightforward, sometimes its obscure oracles
    demand deep knowledge of the Qabalah for inter-
    pretation, others contain obscure allusions, play
    upon words, secrets expressed in cryptogram, double
    or triple meanings which must be combined in order to  appreciate the full flavour; others again are
    subtly ironical or cynical.  At first sight the book is a
    jumble of nonsense intended to insult the reader.  It
    requires infinite study, sympathy, intuition and
    initiation.  Given these I do not hesitate to claim that
    in none other of my writings have I given so pro-
    found and comprehensive an exposition of my
    philosophy on every plane...."
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