An Exposition on

the Composition of



Paul Joseph Rovelli

This most singular and certainly unique of all Class 'A' documents revealed by the Secret Chiefs thus far is presented as a mapping of the cosmic process in congruity with the twenty-two Atus of the Book of Thoth. It is shown to function as a technical treatise delineating a formula for initiation. The book consists of three seperate sections: The first is composed of two sets of twenty-two sigils each belonging to two seperate houses; the second is a set of twenty-two verses corresponding to both the corresponding sigils from the two houses; and the third section is a list of names for each of the Angels from both houses, arranged in two colums and paired of with the corresponding angel from each house.  

Both of the two sets of sigils in the first section are titled Liber XXII. The first set is sub-titled 'Domarum Mercurii Cum Suis Geniis' which I am paraphrasing as 'The House of the Angels of Thoth'. The whole book is an exposition on the Holy Tarot or Book of Thoth. The other set of sigils is sub-titled 'Carcerorum Qliphoth Cum Suis Geniis' and I am paraphrasing as 'The Prison of the Angels of Chaos'. In both sets, the sigils are laid out either in the natural direction of Hebrew writing for the first set, or its opposite order for the second.  

In between both sets of sigils are instructions for comparing the sigils. They are arranged in two colums of which if the sigil delineated in the left column precedes the one of the right then the comparison is to be made in the sigils of the Angels of Thoth. And if the one on the right precedes that of the left then the attention is directed to the sigils of the Angels of Chaos. The comparisons reveal similarity is style, theme, and symbolism between certain sigils.  

There is no cross-comparison between the two charts until you get to the third section of this book. Here the names associated with each Atu are listed in two columns and their natural contrast is marked. The pronunciation of the sames for the Angels of Thoth are more creative than the traditional Hebrew names for demons deployed by the Angels of Chaos. Indeed the Angels of Thoth refer to several alphabets for composition of their names of which belong to no known language.

The middle section of Liber CCXXXI contains a set of verses of which is the song of the Major Arcana of the Holy Tarot. This equilibrates both corresponding sigils from the first section of this book and animates the third section which follows. In this way Liber CCXXXI is a magickal formula strongly reminiscent of the formula of LASHTAL. And further, one should approach this work with an understanding of the process of initiation delineated in Liber Pyramidos. The correspondences between the two works lend themselves well to each other.  

The direction of this exposition is to photo-copy, enlarge and cut out each of the sigils pasting them onto index cards. It would not be wise to draw them as exact duplication would be consistent of the dictation from Liber Legis to change not so much as the style of a letter. This seems to be the only way to intelligently evoke the energies involved in this operation.  

Next, skry each sigil seperately from first the House of Thoth and then from the Prison of Chaos. The corresponding name should be invoked and the corresponding verse from the second section should be included in the invocation. A diary entry for each experiment should be of course be noted as per proper record keeping. The traditional prayer for the Tarot is as follows:  

I invoke Thee IAO

that Thou sendest Thine Great Angel HRU

Guardian over these sacred cards of art

to divine into that which is unseen

for the Glory of Thine Ineffable Name


This could be the opening call after the banishing of the Star Ruby and the invocation of Liber Reguli. And of course, any and all correspondences in Liber 777 may be employed as the aspirant sees fit and desirable.

The final step in this operation is to work the comparisons between certain sigils as delineated in the first section of the book. With this, one can and should involve the symbols of the Holy Tarot for greater insight. This should come with particular ease because of the skrying experiences and the impressions that each sigil has left upon the consciousness.