The Nature of Initiation

By Frater 414 1 = 10▫ A.`.A.`. What is Initiation? What is Its nature? Every Aspirant early on in their Magickal Career must pose these two fundamental questions, for, without this type of inquisitive thinking, no Adept can emerge from the Work. Oaths taken superficially and without a proper reflection can be disastrous for the […]

The Fifth Power

By Frater 414 1 = 10 A∴A∴ Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The Elements The cross of the elements. Each for elements (earth, air, fire, water) are the four posts of the cross, and the center is the equilibrated state of these elements. Therefore, the cross that is worn […]

Fundamentals of Raja Yoga

  By Paul David Thomas An old Indian man sits in the form of a pretzel chanting unintelligible phrases inside of a cave high atop the Himalayas in the middle of winter. He balances himself on the tip of his right eyelash and performs the most inconceivable bodily contortions. What the hell is he doing? […]

Introductory Notes on the Formula of the Rose Cross

By Frater 493 2=9 Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Non-personal consciousness is the collective consciousness of the human race. By progressing in Initiation and ascending the Tree of Life- theoretically building upon what may have been accomplished in a previous incarnation in regards to one’s spiritual development- we are […]

Thelemic Priming

By Frater 414 1=10 A.`.A.`. “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” – C.G. Jung Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The psychological aspect of Scientific Illuminism seems to be much neglected in most esoteric traditions, and this, I think, is where the Science […]

Brief Note on Pity and Compassion

By Frater 493 “Mercy let be off; damn them who pity! Kill and torture; spare not; be upon them!” – Liber AL vel Legis III; 18 Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. In Magick in Theory and Practice, Τὸ Μεγα Θηρίον describes the nature of the magick Sword and its application […]

Liber AL and the Thelemic Tree of Life

Liber AL and the Thelemic Tree of Life By Frater 493 2=9 A.`.A.`.   Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Since early childhood I have been interest in psychology, dreams, paranormal phenomena, and the occult. I used to sit on my grandfather’s fishing boat, floating in the middle of the Pacific […]

The Englishman’s Eyes – a short story

First published in Shallow Graves Magazine, April 2009 It must have been last Friday when all this began. I awoke with a tremendous start in the middle of the night sweating and panting as if I had had a night terror- but I have not had one of those since I was a child. (In […]