Many of the internal training exercises in the Cabal Fang martial arts program are modified versions of the now classic Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn rituals which contain lots of Hebrew words and phrases. So that ours will have more universal appeal, I’ve been experimenting with substituting Proto-Indo European (PIE) for the Hebrew.
One of the PIE words that came up in my research is aiwesi which means “always” or “forever.” It occurs to me that this is very close to the name Aiwass, the mythical being Aleister Crowley claims dictated the Book of the Law. Is it possible, I wonder, that this isn’t a coincidence?
Could Crowley have consciously, subconsciously or instinctively chosen the name Aiwass because of its proximity to aiwesi, the root word for always? Is there an expert out there who can tell us the state of PIE-related linguistic research circa 1900 so we can determine if Crowley could have known this? And lastly, can we consider the possibility — assuming that Aiwass is a real being independent of Crowley as devout Thelemites believe — that this mysterious entity chose its name based on its proximity to a universal word associated with things eternal
Fascinating, isn’t it?