The first Aethyr, LIL, and all the inconceivable realms above the first Aethyr are without sex, which is to say that masculinity and femininity do not exist as separate qualities in those sublime regions. However, below LIL each subplane downward into the physical plane is charged with forces that are either masculine or feminine or combinations of both. Masculinity and femininity are two sides of a duality. Your Great Work is to unite all dualities.
The union of microcosm and macrocosm, the subjective self with its objective world, implies the union of all dualities including sexual polarities. It is your task as a magician to seek within yourself all of those qualities characterized as masculine or feminine. Modern psychology suggests that every man has a feminine psychic component and that every woman has a masculine psychic component (this idea is expressed in the Jungian descriptions of the anima and animus). In other words, a person outwardly male is inwardly female and vice versa. This idea echoes the magi-cal theorem that every individual is essentially sufficient to himself.
A part of the Great Work of every magician is to cultivate those virtues and qualities in which he/she is deficient. To do this a man may invoke one of the female Enochian deities, or one of the Egyptian goddesses who presides over certain of the lesser Watchtower Squares such as Isis or Nephthys. He can then identify himself with her and adopt her qualities as his own. Similarly, a woman may invoice one of the male deities and identify herself with him and adopt his qualities as her own.
Knowledge of the sexual currents that flow within the subtle spheres surounding our Earth will be essential if you are to advance in Enochian Magick. Several Aethyrs, .for example, are so highly charged sexually that ignorance of these currents can lead you to disastrous consequences. The story of John Dee's psychic partner, Edward Kelly, directly confronting the sexual forces in DEO, the seventh Aethyr, is told in Enochian Magic. Kelly, totally unprepared for such an encounter, left Dee and gave up Magick from that moment. Crowley on the other hand, was fully pre-pared and so was able to directly experience all of the Aethyrs up to and including LIL.
The physical body is a sexual organism. Sex can not be avoided, nor should it be. The Enochian magician accepts sexuality as an important part of life. The Great Work is the unification of the dualistic poles that comprise the basis of our universe. This unification includes the duality of male and female. It takes place in the mind, not the body (i.e., in the mental body rather than the physical body). Every physical act of sex should be a creative conscious expression of the Great Work. As such, every physical act of sex should be a magical act.
Sex is, directly or indirectly, the most powerful weapon in the armory of the Magician; and precisely because there is no moral guide, it is indescribably dangerous.
Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears
The use of sexual techniques to aid in invocations, evocations or traveling in the Spirit Vision is, in the last analysis, an option that you will have to decide for yourself. Similarly the decision to practice Magick alone or with one or more partners is a personal one which you must make for yourself.
Sexual techniques for magical operations are not essential nor should they always be preferred over other methods. Sex is a magical weapon that is inherent in your magical arsenal. If you choose to use it or ignore it, then so be it. Either choice has its karmic consequences as well as its dangers and benefits.
However, sex itself, in the form of sexual currents and forces, cannot be ignored. If you take up the practice of Enochian Magick, you will inevitably confront such forces sooner or later whatever techniques you use. This is because sexual currents and atmospheres already exist in the Aethyrs and to a lesser extent in certain Watchtower
Squares. When you enter these places, you will confront your own sexual nature and unleash sexual energies within yourself whether you consciously desire to do so or not. The sexual force is one of the strongest within your magical universe. In itself, it is neither good nor evil, but like most things it will be up to you to use it wisely and not to let it control you (obsession is a very real possibility for the unwary magician).
According to Crowley, "the Phallus is the physiological basis of the Oversoul" (Of the Nature of the Gods). The 153
supernal Father is said to have risen up from the depths and uttered the Word which led to the creation of the world. It was not a deliberate conscious act so much as a spontaneous outward expession of inherent internal creative forces. The same is true of the phallus, at least to a degree. The entire world arose from the creative impulse of the divine Father contacting the material nature of the divine Mother. The Father is Chockmah, Wisdom and Pure Consciousness. The Mother is Binah, Understanding, the Sea, the Matrix, Field, or Space, in which creation finds itself. The Self is masculine. The N o t Self is feminine. Subjectivity is masculine. Objectivity is feminine. Every being is a geometric point of consciousness (the masculine Hadit) Iooking out at a world of things and events (the feminine Nuit). The sexual force thus lies at the very roots of our essential nature and it is the same creative force that originally split Non-duality into the dualistic universe of Fire, Air, Water and Earth.
For lam divided for love's sake, for the chance of union.
This is the creation of the world, thatthe pain of division is as nothing, and the joy of dissolution all.
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