THE BATTLE OF THE ANTS
That is not which is.
Word is Silence.
The only Meaning of that Word is not.
Fatherhood is unity disguised as duality.
Power implies war.
Harmony implies war.
Glory implies war.
Foundation implies war.
Alas! for the Kingdom
wherein all these are at war.
the letter of Aries, a Martial sign; while the
title suggests war. The ants
are chosen as small busy
Yet He, being a holy letter, raises the
beginning of the
chapter to a contemplation of the Pentagram, con-
as a glyph of the ultimate.
In line 1, Being is identified with
In line 2, Speech with Silence.
In line 3, the Logos is
declared as the Negative.
Line 4 is another phrasing of the familiar
statement, that that which can be thought is not true.
In line 5, we
come to an important statement, an
adumbration of the most daring thesis in
Father and Son are not really two, but one; their unity
the Holy Ghost, the semen; the human form is a
non-essential accretion of
So far the chapter has followed the Sephiroth
Kether to Chesed, and Chesed is united to the Supernal
virtue of its Phallic nature; for not only is
Amoun a Phallic God, and
Jupiter the Father of All,
but 4 is Daleth, Venus, and Chesed refers to
from which Venus sprang, and which is the symbol of
the Mother in
the Tetragrammaton. See Chapter 0,
"God the Father and Mother is concealed in
But Chesed, in the lower sense, is conjoined
Microprosopus. It is the true link between the greater
countenances, whereas Daath is the false.
Compare the doctrine of the higher
and lower Manas in
The rest of the chapter therefor points out
and therefore the imperfection, of all the lower Sephiroth