"The first essential is the dedication of all that one is and all that one has to the Great Work, without reservation of any sort. This must be kept constantly in mind; the way to do this is to practice Liber Resh vel Helios...The important thing is not to forget."
- Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears, Introduction
"The object of this practice is firstly to remind the aspirant at regular intervals of the Great Work; secondly, to bring him into conscious personal relation with the centre of our system; and thirdly, for advanced students, to make actual magical contact with the spiritual energy of the sun and thus to draw actual force from him."
- Aleister Crowley, Confessions, p. 673
"Particularly useful against the fear of death is the punctual and vigorous performance of Liber Resh. Meditate on the sun in each station: his continuous and even way: the endless circle."
- Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears, Chapter LXIII
Liber Resh vel Helios
Notes on Liber Resh"Resh" is a Hebrew letter. It equates to the English "R" and translates as "head." Within the Qabalah, Resh is on the 30th Path between Hod and Yesod. This Path is symbolized by the Sun and the various sun gods, such as Ra, Helios, and Apollo. More important correspondences can be found in Liber 777. The Egyptian Godforms in Liber Resh Ra - The sun god.
Ra, or Re, is one of the most famous Egyptian godforms, and was central to Egyptian religion. He was the seen as the king of the gods, ruler of the sun, and creator of the world. His vital daily task was to guide the sunboat through the skies by day, and through the underworld by night. He was also seen as the personal patron of the Pharaoh, and from the IV Dynasty onwards Pharaoh's called themselves the "Sons of Ra". Tahuti - The god of knowledge, wisdom, and writing. Sometimes called Thoth, he was the God of the Moon as Ra was the God of the Sun. He rules over time and the cycles of the moon. Ra-Hoor - The hawk-headed patron god of the Pharaohs. Ahathoor - The cow-headed goddess of love, music and dance. Complex Egyptian Goddess related to fertility, music, pleasure, love, and divine kingship. Tum - The first formed of the nine primary Egyptian gods. He was technically Ra, but another form of Ra, mainly used to represent the setting sun. Khephra - Form of Ra as a scarab, or dung beetle.