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Sunset Resh at Manhattanhenge (8:25 PM)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Where: 42nd Street and Park Avenue (right outside the Mercury on Grand Central Station)

Manhattanhenge – sometimes referred to as the Manhattan Solstice – is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. It was popularized in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History. It applies to those streets that follow the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, which are laid out in a grid offset 29.0 degrees from true east–west. (The 29.0 degrees should be added to true east and west, making the western bearing approximately 299.0 degrees.) During Manhattanhenge, an observer on one of the gridded east-west streets will see the sun setting over New Jersey directly opposite from the street, along its centerline.

Liber Resh vel Helios, by Aleister Crowley, comprises four daily adorations to the Sun, to be performed at dawn, noon, sunset, and midnight.

"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." (A. Crowley, Confessions, p. 673)

http://www.thelemapedia.org/index.php/Liber_Resh
http://hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib200.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattanhenge

Love is the law, love under will.

Fraternally,

Frater Puck


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