Aaa

These loosen the swathings of the corpse these unbind the feet of Osiris, so that the flaming God may rage through the firmament with his fantastic spear. Liber Lapidis Lazuli. VII. 3. 0. Be seated in thine Asana, or recumbent in Shavasana, or in the position of the dying Buddha. 1. Think of thy death imagine the various diseases that may attack thee, or accidents overtake thee. Picture the process of death, applying always to thyself. (A useful preliminary practice is to read textbooks of...

Course I

SECTION 1. --- Books for Serious Study The Equinox. The standard Work of Reference in all occult matters. The Encyclopaedia of Initiation. Collected Works of A. Crowley. These works contain many mystical and magical secrets, both stated clearly in prose, and woven into the robe of sublimest poesy. The Yi King. (S.B.E. Series, Oxford University Press.) The Classic of Changes gives the initiated Chinese system of Magick. The Tao Teh King. (S.B.E. Series.) gives the initiated...

The First Gesture

The Oath of the Enchantment, which is called The Elevenfold Seal. The Animadversion towards the Aeon. 1. Let the Magician, robed and armed as he may deem to be fit, turn his face towards Boleskine,< > that is the 2. Let him strike the battery 1-3-3-3-1. 3. Let him put the Thumb of his right hand between its index and medius, and make the gestures hereafter following. The Vertical Component of the Enchantment. 1. Let him describe a circle about his head, crying NUIT 2. Let him draw the Thumb...

Axa

One of the simplest and most complete of Magick ceremonies is the Eucharist. It consists in taking common things, transmuting them into things divine, and consuming them. So far, it is a type of every magick ceremony, for the reabsorption of the force is a kind of consumption but it has a more restricted application, as follows. Take a substance< > symbolic of the whole course of nature, make it God, and consume it. There are many ways of doing this but they may easily be classified...

Atb

There is another sacrifice with regard to which the Adepts have always maintained the most profound secrecy. It is the supreme mystery of practical Magick. Its name is the Formula of the Rosy Cross. In this case the victim is always --- in a certain sense --- the Magician himself, and the sacrifice must coincide with the utterance of the most sublime and secret name of the God whom he wishes to invoke. Properly performed, it never fails of its effect. But it is difficult for the beginner to do...

1

The charge to the spirit is usually embodied, except in works of pure evocation, which after all are comparatively rare, in some kind of talisman. In a certain sense, the talisman is the Charge expressed in hieroglyphics. Yet, every object soever is a talisman, for the definition of a talisman is something upon which an act of will (that is, of Magick) has been performed in order to fit it for a purpose. Repeated acts of will in respect of 136 any object consecrate it without further ado. One...

Of The License To Depart

After a ceremony has reached its climax, anti-climax must inevitably follow. But if the ceremony has been successful this anti-climax is merely formal. The Magician should rest permanently on the higher plain to which he has aspired.< > The whole force of the operation should be absorbed but there is almost certain to be a residuum, since no operation is perfect and (even if it were so) there would be a number of things, sympathetic to the operation, attracted to the Circle. These must be...

The Principles Of Ritual

There is a single main definition of the object of all magical Ritual. It is the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm. The Supreme and Complete Ritual is therefore the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel < > or, in the language of Mysticism, Union with God.< > All other magical Rituals are particular cases of this general principle, and the only excuse for doing them is that it sometimes occurs that one particular portion of the microcosm is so weak that its imperfection of...

The Formulae Of The Elemental Weapons

Before discussing magical formulae in detail, one may observe that most rituals are composite, and contain many formulae which must be harmonized into one. The first formula is that of the Wand. In the sphere of the principle which the magician wishes to invoke, he rises from point to point in a perpendicular line, and then descends or else, beginning at the top, he comes directly down, invoking first the god of that sphere by devout supplication< > that He may deign to send the appropriate...

Asalonai

Thou the Wheel, thou the Womb, that containeth the Father IAF Thou the Sea, the Abode Babalon Thou Woman of Whoredom Thou, Gate of the Great God ON Thou Lady of the Understanding of the Ways Hail Thou, the unstirred Hail, sister and bride of ON, of the of Eleven Thou Treasure of IAO Thou Virgin twin-sexed Thou Seed Thou inviolate Wisdom Abode of the Light ABRASAX of the Father, the Sun, of Hadith, of the spell of the Aeon of Horus AEOOU Our Lady of the Western Gate of ISChURE Mighty art Thou...

Matos Spells And Magic Typhon Spell

The practice of Rising on the Planes is of such importance that special attention must be paid to it. It is part of the essential technique of Magick. Instruction in this practice has been given with such conciseness in Liber O, that one cannot do better than quote verbatim (the previous experiment referred to in the first sentence is the ordinary astral journey.) 1. The previous experiment has little value, and leads to few results of importance. But it is susceptible of a development which...

Matos Spells And Magic Limited Wishes Universe

By which I cause changes to take place in conformity with my Will< > ) ANY required Change may be effected by the application of the proper kind and degree of force in the proper manner through the proper medium to the proper object. (Illustration I wish to prepare an ounce of Chloride of Gold. I must take the right kind of acid, nitro-hydrochloric and no other, in sufficient quantity and of adequate strength, and place it, in a vessel which will not break, leak, or corrode, in such a...

Of The Invocation

In the straightforward or Protestant system of Magick there is very little to add to what has already been said. The Magician addresses a direct petition to the Being invoked. But the secret of success in invocation has not hitherto been disclosed. It is an exceedingly simple one. It is practically of no importance whatever that the invocation should be right. There are a thousand different ways of compassing the end proposed, so far as external things are concerned. The whole secret may be...

Third Method

Let the Hermit stimulate each of the senses in turn, concentrating upon each until it ceases to stimulate. (The senses of sight and touch are extremely difficult to conquer. In the end the Hermit must be utterly unable by any effort to see or feel the object of those senses, O.M.) 2. This being perfected, let him combine them two at a time. For example, let him chew ginger (taste and touch), and watch a waterfall (sight and hearing) and watch incense (sight and smell) and crush sugar in his...

Matos Spells And Magic Green Pool

Notes on the nature of the Astral Plane< > . 1) What are Astral and Spiritual Beings Man is one it is a case of any consciousness assuming a sensible form. Microcosms and elementals. Maybe an elemental (e.g. a dog) has a cosmic conception in which he is a microcosm and man incomplete. No means of deciding same, as in case of kinds of space.< > Similarly, our gross matter may appear unreal to Beings clad in fine matter. Thus, science thinks vulgar perceptions error. We cannot perceive at...

Matos Spells And Magic Banishing Ritual

OF THE BLOODY SACRIFICE AND MATTERS COGNATE. It is necessary for us to consider carefully the problems connected with the bloody sacrifice, for this question is indeed traditionally important in Magick. Nigh all ancient Magick revolves around this matter. In particular all the Osirian religions --- the rites of the Dying God --- refer to this. The slaying of Osiris and Adonis the mutilation of Attis the cults of Mexico and Peru the story of Hercules or Melcarth the legends of Dionysus and of...

Is

(Illustration To insist that any one else shall comply with one's own standards is to outrage, not only him, but oneself, since both parties are equally born of necessity.) (25) Every man must do Magick each time that he acts or even thinks, since a thought is an internal act whose influence ultimately affects action, thought it may not do so at the time. (Illustration The least gesture causes a change in a man's own body and in the air around him it disturbs the balance of the entire Universe,...

Wish Invocation Matos Spells And Magic

Beside these open methods thee are also a number of mental methods of Invocation, of which we may give three. The first method concerns the so-called astral body. The Magician should practise the formation of this body as recommended in Liber O, and learn to rise on the planes according to the instruction given in the same book, though limiting his rising to the particular symbol whose God he wishes to invoke. The second is to recite a mantra suitable to the God. The third is the assumption of...

Ars Congressus Cum Daemone

SECTION A Let the Adeptus Minor be standing in this square of Tiphereth, armed with his Wand and Cup but let him perform the Ritual throughout in his Body of Light. He may burn the Cakes of Light, or the Incense of Abramelin he may be prepared by Liber CLXXV, the reading of Liber LXV, and by the practices of Yoga. He may invoke Hadit by strange drugs if he so will.< > He prepares the circle by the usual formulae of Banishing He recites Section A as a rehearsal before Guardian Angel of the...

V

It should be profitable to make a somewhat detailed study of the strange-looking word AUMGN, for its analysis affords an excellent illustration of the principles on which the Practicus may construct his own Sacred Words. This word has been uttered by the MASTER THERION himself, as a means of declaring his own personal work as the Beast, the Logos of the Aeon. To understand it, we must make a preliminary consideration of the word which it replaces and from which it was developed the word AUM....

Explicit

This is the Book of Uniting Himself to a particular Deity by devotion. 1. Considerations before the Threshold --- First concerning the choice of a particular Deity. This matter is of no import, sobeit that thou choose one suited to thine own highest nature. Howsoever, this method is not so suitable for gods austere as Saturn, or intellectual as Thoth. But for such deities as in themselves partake in anywise of love it is a perfect mode. 2. Concerning the prime method of this Magick Art --- Let...

Matos Spells And Magic Angels Lightb

Within the human body is another body of approximately the same size and shape < > but made of a subtler and less illusory material. It is of course not real but then no more is the other body Before treating of clairvoyance one must discuss briefly this question of reality, for misapprehension on the subject has given rise to endless trouble. There is the story of the American in the train who saw another American carrying a basket of unusual shape. His curiosity mastered him, and he leant...

Vi

There is no more important task than the exploration of one's previous incarnations lt gt . As Zoroaster says Explore the river of the soul whence and in what order thou has come. One cannot do one's True Will intelligently unless one knows what it is. Liber Thisarb, Equinox I, VII, give instructions for determining this by calculating the resultant of the forces which have made one what one is. But this practice is confined to one's present incarnation. If one were to wake up in a boat on a...

The Formula Of Alim

It is extremely interesting to contrast with the above the formula of the elemental Gods deprived of the creative spirit. One 25 might suppose that as ALIM, is the masculine plural of the masculine noun AL, its formula would be more virile than that of ALHIM, which is the masculine plural of the feminine noun ALH. A moment's investigation is sufficient to dissipate the illusion. The word masculine has no meaning except in relation to some feminine correlative. The word ALIM may in fact be...