The second part of A Brief Abstract of the Symbolic Representation of the Universe (also known as Liber LXXXIV vel Chanokh) in The Equinox I:8 contains Rituals of Temple Openings for each of the Elements, extracted and adapted from the Openings of the Initiation Ceremonies of the Elemental Grades of the Hermetic Order of the… Continue reading The Openings of the Elemental Temples, and on updating Rituals for use in Thelemic Magick. →
An Act of Worship, including the Adoration of the 49 Names of the Goddess, and an Offering of the Five Senses by the Formula of ShAKTI.
In the space of working is an altar, upon which is an image of the Goddess, a bell, the Most Holy incense with its apparatus, a glass of wine, a lamp in a suitable holder, and a phail of the Holy oil of Abramelin. Let the altar be beautifully adorned according to one’s own tastes… Continue reading An Act of Worship, including the Adoration of the 49 Names of the Goddess, and an Offering of the Five Senses by the Formula of ShAKTI. →
On Thelemic revisions of the Rituals of the Pentagram and the Hexagram, including the Rituals of the Star Ruby, Liber V vel Reguli, Liber Samekh, and the Star Sapphire.
To follow on from my previous articles on the Rituals of the Pentagram and the Rituals of the Hexagram, I will here discuss the Thelemic revisions of these Rituals created by the Master Therion. Thelemic revisions of the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram: As I have stated in my examination of the Pentagram Rituals, many… Continue reading On Thelemic revisions of the Rituals of the Pentagram and the Hexagram, including the Rituals of the Star Ruby, Liber V vel Reguli, Liber Samekh, and the Star Sapphire. →
This article elucidates the performance of the original forms of the Hexagram Rituals taught within the Order of the Rosae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis, the Second Order of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and examines how the details of their performance have been changed by subsequent practitioners and in ensuing publication. In the… Continue reading On the Rituals of the Hexagram. →
An altar is in the centre of the space of working, orientated so that the Magician may face across it towards the direction that the Sun is in at the time of performance. Upon it is an image of BABALON (as in, for example, Atu XI – Lust of the Thoth Tarot), a glass with… Continue reading Summer Solstice Ritual, being a Ritual of Devotion to the Divine. →
“In myself I am nothing – in Thee I am All Self! Dwell Thou in me, and bring me to that Self which is in Thee!” The ultimate goal of the invocation of the Lord who is the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star, the All-Father,… Continue reading Invoking the Secret Lord. →
The Pentagram and Hexagram Rituals of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (and its Second Order of the Rosae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis) are some of the most well-known and widely practiced Rituals of the Western magical traditions. In particular, the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram has been treated to more publications outlining its… Continue reading On the Rituals of the Pentagram. →
Adapted and excerpted from the first part of a commentary upon Liber Cheth vel Vallum Abiegni sub figurâ CLVI. Cheth is a word and idiogram which means a “fence”, therefore container, and this Book (Liber Cheth) regards the Holy Graal or Cup of BABALON. The Cup is Elemental Weapon or Tool of Water, and BABALON… Continue reading On BABALON the Beautiful. Part 1: The Great Goddess. →
BABALON is Shakti phrased in post-Apocalyptic and post-Christian Western terms (the Apocalypse / Revelation effectively describing the awakening and rising of Kundalini and the evolution of consciousness beyond the Aeonic trappings of Christianity). Shakti is the Power that permeates all creation, that guides the Kundalini, the magical force in humanity: this is BABALON riding the… Continue reading On BABALON the Beautiful. Part 2: Tantra and Thelema, Sadhana and Magick. →
The Tantric and Thelemic cosmologies can be found to share such essential aspects as to be practically identical. Existence is the loveplay of the Infinite (whose nature is Power) and the Absolute (whose nature is Peace). The Child of their Union is Perfection Manifest (the link between the Divine and human: the spiritual reality that… Continue reading On BABALON the Beautiful. Part 3: A Love Story. →
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