„In the sphere I am everywhere the centre, as she, the circumference, is nowhere found.
Yet she shall be known & I never.“– Liber AL vel Legis svb figurâ CCXX
„Go thou unto the outermost places and subdue all things.
Subdue thy fear and thy disgust. Then— yield!“
— Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente sub figûra אדני
My humble opinion about this verses from Liber LXV is this:
I don’t think that these verses suggest someone to travel around the globe called Earth and look for world’s most horrific places just one to overcome fear and disgust. That would be insane and unnecessary waste of money and time, of course.
Maybe, i’m just saying maybe, these verses are more connected with some other book, in Class B, called Liber O:
„Let him travel about at will, either with or without guidance from such figure or figures.
Let him further employ such special invocations as will cause to appear the particular places he may wish to visit.
Let him beware of the thousand subtle attacks and deceptions that he will experience, carefully testing the truth of all with whom he speaks.
Thus a hostile being may appear clothed with glory; the appropriate pentagram will in such a case cause him to shrivel or decay.
Practice will make the student infinitely wary in these matters.“
–Liber O, V:7-10
„Let him then begin exactly as before, but with the most intense solemnity and determination.
Let him be very careful to cause his imaginary body to rise in a line exactly perpendicular to the earth’s tangent at the point where his physical body is situated (or to put it more simply, straight upwards).
Instead of stopping, let him continue to rise until fatigue almost overcomes him. If he should find that he has stopped without willing to do so, and that figures appear, let him at all costs rise above them.
Yea, though his very life tremble on his lips, let him force his way upward and onward!
Let him continue in this so long as the breath of life is in him. Whatever threatens, whatever allures, though it were Typhon and all his hosts loosed from the pit and leagued against him, though it were from the very Throne of God Himself that a Voice issues bidding him stay and be content, let him struggle on, ever on.
At last there must come a moment when his whole being is swallowed up in fatigue, overwhelmed by its own inertia.“
– Liber O, VI:2-6
If we look in Liber XC, also book in Class A (Holy Books of Thelema), we can find this:
„I reveal unto you a great mystery. Ye stand between the abyss of height and the abyss of depth.
In either awaits you a Companion; and that Companion is Yourself.
Ye can have no other Companion.
Many have arisen, being wise.
They have said
“Seek out the glittering Image in the place ever golden, and unite yourselves with It.”
Many have arisen, being foolish. They have said,
“Stoop down unto the darkly splendid world, and be wedded to that Blind Creature of the Slime.”
I who am beyond Wisdom and Folly, arise and say unto you: achieve both weddings! Unite yourselves with both!
Beware, beware, I say, lest ye seek after the one and lose the other!
My adepts stand upright; their head above the heavens, their feet below the hells.
But since one is naturally attracted to the Angel, another to the Demon, let the first strengthen the lower link, the last attach more firmly to the higher.
Thus shall equilibrium become perfect.“
– Liber Tzaddi vel Hamus Hermeticus sub figurâ XC
And at the end, let we remind us about the great seven-fold alchemical truth, called:
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem
Visit the Interior of the Earth there you will find the Secret Stone
This VITRIOL is equilibrium of opposites , not static, but dynamic!
Ever changing, ever rolling process that no starts nor ends nowhere trough eternity.
„The Perfect and the Perfect are one Perfect and not two; nay, are none!
Nothing is a secret key of this law. Sixty-one the Jews call it; I call it eight, eighty, four hundred & eighteen.
But they have the half: unite by thine art so that all disappear.“
– Liber AL vel Legis svb figura CCXX