TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH
This Unicursal TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH Poster is another piece of helpful propaganda from the Ministry of Information, a take on the original trilogy of British posters from WWII combined with a quote from ΚΕΦΑΛΗ Ι Windlestraws in Aleister Crowley’s Book of Lies, Liber CCCXXXIII.
Here is Wisdom. Let Him that hath Understanding count the Number of Our Lady; for it is the Number of a Woman; and Her Number is
An Hundred and Fifty and Six.
Seven letters hath Her holiest name; and it is
This is the Seal upon the Ring that is on the Forefinger of IT: and it is the Seal upon the Tombs of them whom She hath slain.
Seven are the heads of THE BEAST whereon She rideth.
The head of an Angel: the head of a Saint: the head of a Poet: the head of An Adulterous Woman: the head of a Man of Valour: the head of a Satyr: and the head of a Lion-Serpent.
In Her wine-cup are seven streams of the blood of the Seven Spirits of God.
I slept with Faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with Doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
Seven are the veils of the dancing-girl in the harem of IT.
Seven are the names, and seven are the lamps beside Her bed.
Seven eunuchs guard Her with drawn swords; No Man may come nigh unto Her.
“The mome raths outgrabe”—Lewis Carroll.
But “môme” is Parisian slang for a young girl, and “rathe” O.E. for early. “The rathe primrose”—Milton.
This chapter is perfectly simple, and needs no comment whatsoever.
Early to bed and early to rise
Makes a man healthy and wealthy and wise:
But late to watch and early to pray
Brings him across The Abyss, they say.
Neglect not the dawn-meditation!
"There is a great deal of cynicism in this book, in one place and another. It should be regarded as Angostura Bitters, to brighten the flavour of a discourse which were else too sweet. It prevents one from slopping over into sentimentality."
"The penultimate paragraph is introduced by way of repose. Cynicism is a great cure for over-study."
"The chapter consists of two points of view from which to regard Yoga, two odes upon a distant prospect of the Temple of Madura, two Elegies on a mat of Kusha-grass."
"Homard a la Thermidor destroys the digestion. The last of these facts is the one of which I am most certain."