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Tarot – Lust (XI)

Lust: The True Power of Command   As Adjustment (the complementary counterpart with this Atu) deals with the equilibration of opposites, so does the position of this path on the Tree of Life. The influence of Chesed on Geburah (Mercy and Severity respectively) add to this dynamic. In alchemy this is shown as a naturally […]

Tarot – The Hermit (IX)

The Hermit: The Hermaphroditic Source The first and natural inclination in contemplating this Atus is to say that the Hermit is one who moves within. Of course, if you ruminate even further and have a mystical bend to your thoughts, you would recognize that the source of being is a movement from within to without. […]

Tarot – The Hierophant

The Hierophant: Mother of Initiation or The Vestal Virgin Returns The main business of the Hierophant and of all Magick is the uniting of the microcosm with the macrocosm. This results in the initiation of the adept. The magickal formula by which this is achieved in the present stage of human evolution is ‘love under […]

Tarot – The Empress

Empress: Goddess of Love The path of the Priestess (last issue) carries us over the abyss and crosses the path of the Empress on its way to Kether (actually to Binah as the serious student of Magick will learn). The Empress is then the door leading us into the Supernal Triad. For this, the Hebrew […]

On Pure Will: Frater Appolonious- Final Draft

      On Pure Will   Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.   AL:I.44 “For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.”   Over and over again, we find Thelemites saying: “it is my will to [do this or that]” and […]