From the 26th Dynasty of Egypt in Thebes, the Priest of the god Mentu, Ankh-ah-na-Khonsu, created the Stele of Revealing (although it was not called this until much later).
It is from the translation of the hieroglyphics on this Stele that the Song comes from, the supreme mantra of Thelema (Aleister Crowley referred to this mantra as the “holiest of all” in Book 4).
a ka dua
tuf ur biu
bi a’a chefu
dudu nur af an nuteru
“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!”
An effective and simple method of rapidly establishing an active current of Light in the sphere of sensation is to use the Egyptian mantra in conjunction with a Middle Pillar type practice, incorporating the Four Worlds map of consciousness. In this method, each line of the mantra is associated with one of the Four Worlds, thus:
4 thoughts on “Song of the Stele”
Ok so this is where my friend got this version of the Middle Pillar that we do in a different ritual. Thanks. TIL
Thats great. Would be interested to hear about how you have incorporated it if you want to share. Its always fascinating to see how the rites evolve and mutate as they are adopted or inspire other workings
Juan Ramirez incorporated this into the “Lamp of Invisible Light” ritual in fact. I did not incorporate it personally. But it’s pretty cool.
Excellent, good to hear