Had is, quite simply, the word for 'manifestation' in Thelema. It would perhaps be more accurate to consider Had to be a verb, to manifest, and even then an active verb, manifesting would be more accurate still. There is contained in it an element, however, of time and duration, but of a process rather than a thing.
In the Book of the Law, Hadit states,
- "I am the flame that burns in every heart of man and in the core of every star." (AL II,6)
The complement of Had is Nu.
See also: Hadit
Crowley on Had
- "Nu conceals Had because He is Everywhere in the Infinite, and She manifests Him for the same reason. See verse 3. Every Individual manifests the Whole; and the Whole conceals every Individual. The Soul interprets the Universe; and the Universe veils the Soul. Nature understands Herself by becoming self-conscious in Her units; and the Consciousness loses its sense of separateness by dissolution in Her."
- Crowley, Aleister. The Old and New Commentaries to Liber AL (http://www.hermetic.com/220/crowley-comment.html). Retrieved Oct. 27, 2004.