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Tarot – The Emperor

The Emperor: The Authority of the Initiate In the world of Tarot deck publication we are besieged with a potpourri of designer decks from non-initiates with one fetish or another. At best, they popularize the medium and at their worst, they promulgate ignorance. Either way, they are an abomination that confuses the Western Mystery Tradition […]

New2Gnosis: The Subject of Lucifer

Hi All…another question came into my mailbox: With so many popularizing Lucifer the morning star, could you [give] this myth’s place in Gnostic practice? There’s a certain difficulty in this. As is said, a lie told often enough, becomes the truth. Lucifer in Christian terminology has become synonymous with Satan. And though Satan is a […]

On the Nature of Initiation

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

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 Ocean, controlling the waves and swells of the sea […]

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 […]

The Pyramidos Experience

By Frater 414 1=10 A.`.A.`.  “Let not the failure and the pain turn aside the worshippers. The foundations of the pyramid were hewn in the living rock ere sunset; did the king weep at dawn that the crown of the pyramid was yet unquarried in the distant land?” (LXV V: 51) “Then also the Pyramid […]

Liber XIII vel Graduum Montis Abiegni

Liber XIII vel Graduum Montis Abiegni A Syllabus of the Steps Upon the Path A.·. A.·. Publication in Class D 51. Let not the failure and the pain turn aside the worshippers. The foundations of the pyramid were hewn in the living rock ere sunset; did the king weep at dawn that the crown of […]

PART II — MAGICK

THERE are seven keys to the great gate, Being eight in one and one in eight. First, let the body of thee be still, Bound by the cerements of will, Corpse-rigid; thus thou mayst abort The fidget-babes that tease the thought. Next, let the breath-rhythm be low, Easy, regular, and slow; So that thy being […]