The Stèle of Revealing

ΣΤήλη 666

“That stélé they shall call the Abomination of Desolation; count well its name, & it shall be to you as 718.”
- Liber AL III:19

Front:


(Top):
The Behedite, the Great God, Lord (of) the sky.

(Left 2 columns):
Re-Horakhty, Chieftain (of) the Gods.

(Right 5 columns):
The Osiris, the priest (of) Monthu, Lord (of) Thebes, the opener (of) the doors of the sky in Karnak, Ankh-ef-n-Khonsu, Justified. 

(Under offering table - right to left):
Cattle and Fowl, Beer, Bread. 

(Bottom 5 rows): 
    (1) Words spoken by the Osiris, the priest of Monthu, Lord (of) Thebes, the one who opens the doors of the sky in Karnak, Ankhef-en-(2)Khonsu, Justifed. O High One, may He be Praised, the One Great of Power, the Spirit Great of Dignity, who places Fear of Himself (3) among (lit: to) the Gods, who Shines Forth upon his Great Seat. 
    Make way(s) for (my) Soul, for (my) Spirit, for (my) Shadow, (for) I am Equipped (so that) I might Shine Forth (4) as an Equipped One. Make for me way(s) to the Place which Ra, Atum, Kheperi, Hathor (are) in. The Osiris, Priest (of) Monthu, Lord (of) Thebes, (5) Ankhef-en-Khonsu, Justified, the Son of a Man with the same Titles: Bes-en-mut; Engendered of the Musician of Amun-Re, the Mistress of the House Taneshi.

Back:


(11 rows):
    (1)Words spoken by the Osiris, the Priest (of) Monthu, Lord of Thebes, Ankh-ef-(2)en-Khonsu, Justified. (O) my Heart of my Mother (two times), (O) my Heart - While I am (3) upon the Earth, do not Rise Up against me. As my Witness, do not Oppose me (4) in the Tribunal. Do not be Inimical against me in the Presence of the Great God, Lord (of) the West; (5) although I have Joined myself to the Earth in the Western side of the Great Sky, may I endure upon Earth. (6)Words spoken by the Osiris, the sm - Priest (of Thebes), Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu, Justified. 
    O Unique (7) One who Shines as the Moon, you may Go Forth, Ankh-ef-(8)en-Khonsu, among your Multitude, this to the Outside. (9) (O) deliverer (of) (those) who are in the Sunshine, open for Him (10) the Netherworld, indeed. The Osiris, Anhk-ef-en-Khonsu shall Go Forth by (11) Day to do that which he Desires all upon Earth among the Living. 

Crowley’s Paraphrase
Front: 

Above, the gemmed azure is
    The naked splendour of Nuit;
She bends in ecstasy to kiss
    The secret ardours of Hadit.
The wingéd globe, the starry blue
Are mine, O Ankh-f-n-Khonsu.

I am the Lord of Thebes, and I
    The inspired forth-speaker of Mentu,
For me unveils the veiled sky,
    The self-slain Ankh-f-n-Khonsu
Whose words are truth. I invoke, I greet
Thy presence, o Ra-Hoor-Khuit!

Unity uttermost showed !
    I adore the might of Thy breath,
Supreme and terrible God,
    Who makest the gods and death
        To tremble before Thee
        I, I adore thee!

Appear on the throne of Ra!
    Open the ways of the Khu!
Lighten the ways of the Ka!
    The ways of the Khabs run through
        To stir me or still me!
        Aum! let it kill me!

The Light is mine; its rays consume
    Me: I have made a secret door
Into the House of Ra and Tum,
    Of Khephra, and of Ahathoor.
I am thy Theban, o Mentu,
The prophet Ankh-f-n-Khonsu!

By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat;
    By wise Ta—Nech I weave my spell.
Show thy star-splendour, Ο Nuit!
    Bid me within thine House to dwell,
Ο winged snake of light, Hadit!
Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit!
Crowley’s Paraphrase
Back:

Saith of Mentu the truth-telling brother
    Who was master of Thebes from his birth:
O heart of me, heart of my mother!
    O heart which I had upon earth!
Stand not thou up against me a witness!
    Oppose me not, judge, in my quest!
Accuse me not now of unfitness
    Before the Great God, the dread Lord of the West!
For I fastened the one to the other
    With a spell for their mystical girth,
The earth and the wonderful West,
    When I flourished, o earth, on thy breast!

The dead man Ankh-f-n-Khonsu
    Saith with his voice of truth and calm: O thou that hast a single arm!
O thou that glitterest in the moon!
I weave thee in the spinning charm;
    I lure thee with the billowy tune.

The dead man Ankh-f-n-Khonsu
    Hath parted from the darkling crowds,
Hath joined the dwellers of the light,
    Opening Duant, the star-abodes,
    Their keys receiving.
The dead man Ankh-f-n-Khonsu
    Hath made his passage into night,
His pleasure on the earth to do
    Among the living.