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


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, Ankh-ef-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.


(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

[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.]
 - (Liber AL, 1:14)
    {This appears to be a description of the imagery on the Stélé.}

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!
- (Liber AL, 111:37-38)
Crowley’s Paraphrase

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.

    J. Daniel Gunther’s translation, as presented in an online lecture, “Revealing The Stèle of Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu”:


[Spell 91: A Spell for not restraining the Ba-Soul in the God’s domain.]

(1)To be spoken by the Osiris, the Prophet of Menthu, Lord (of) Thebes, Opener of the doors of heaven in Karnak, Ankh-ef-en(2)-Khonsu, True of Voice.

*O exalted one! May he be praised! Great one of power! Ba-Soul, great of dignity, who terrifies(3) the gods* when appearing on His great throne!

Make a way for the Ba-Soul, for the Akh-spirit (Khu), for the Shadow. 

I am equipped to shine forth(4) as an equipped one! Make for me a Way to the place that Ra, Atum, Kephri (and) Hathor are in.

The Osiris,(5) Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu, [True] of Voice, Son of one with the same titles, Bes-en-mut, engendered by the Sistrum-bearer of Amun-Ra, the mistress of the house, Ta-neshi.

[Spell 30: A Spell for not allowing a man’s mind to contend with him in the God’s domain.]

(1)To be spoken by the Osiris, Prophet of Menthu, Lord of Thebes, Ankh-ef(2)-en-Khonsu, True of Voice: My heart of my mother! My heart of my mother! My consciousness of my existence upon the(3) earth!

Do not stand against me as a witness! Do not contend against me(4) in the Tribunal! Do not oppose me in the presence of the Great God, Lord of the West!

(5)Although I have been buried in the earth in the great western side of heaven, I shall endure upon the earth!

[Spell 2: A Spell for going out in the day, and living after dying.] 

(6)To be spoken [by] the Osiris, the Sma-Priest of Thebes, Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu, True of Voice: 

O Unique(7) One, shining as the Moon!

May the Osiris, Ankh-ef(8)-en-Khonsu, go forth among this, thy multitude, to the outside. 

(9)Release me, ye who are in the sunlight!

Open the way to(10) the Duat!

Indeed, Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu shall go forth by day(11) to do all that he Wills upon the earth among the living!