Of The Eucharist And Of The Art Of Alchemy

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. 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 according to the number of the...

The Lord Of Material Works Three of Pentacles

A WHITE-WINGED Angelic Hand, as before, holding a branch of a rose tree, of which two white rosebuds touch and surmount the topmost Pentacle. The Pentacles are arranged in an equilateral triangle. Above and below the symbols Mars and Capricorn. Working and constructive force, building up, creation, erection realization and increase of material things gain in commercial transactions, rank increase of substance, influence, cleverness in business, selfishness. Commencement of matters to be...

The Lord Of Material Happiness Nine of Chalices

A WHITE Radiant Angelic Hand, issuing from a cloud holding lotus or water-lilies, one flower of which overhangs each cup from it a white water pours. Cups are arranged in three rows of 3. Jupiter and Pisces above and below. Complete and perfect realization of pleasure and happiness, almost perfect self-praise, vanity, conceit, much talking of self, yet kind and lovable, and may be self-denying therewith. High-minded, not easily satisfied with small and limited ideas. Apt to be maligned through...

Liber Lxxviii

A DESCRIPTION OF THE CARDS OF THE TAROT WITH THEIR ATTRIBUTIONS INCLUDING A METHOD OF DIVINATION BY THEIR USE All divination resembles an attempt by a man born blind to obtain sight by getting blind drunk. FRA. P. Illustration facing page 145 described This is a figure in the shape of an Ankh, with symbols about and upon the form. The loop is a series of four concentric bands like the Rose cross, about a central circle. The central circle is quartered by a vertical Greek...

Dharana

NOW that we have learnt to observe the mind, so that we know how it works to some extent, and have begun to understand the elements of control, we may try the result of gathering together all the powers of the mind, and attempting to focus them on a single point. We know that it is fairly easy for the ordinary educated mind to think without much distraction on a subject in which it is much interested. We have the popular phrase, revolving a thing in the mind and as long as the subject is...

Every intentional act is a Magickal act

(Illustration See Definition above.) Byintentional I mean willed. But even unintentional acts so seeming are not truly so. Thus, breathing is an act of the Will to Live. 2) Every successful act has conformed to the postulate. 3) Every failure proves that one or more requirements of the postulate have not been fulfilled. (Illustrations There may be failure to understand the case, as when a doctor makes a wrong diagnosis, and his treatment injures the patient. There may be a failure to apply the...

Iii

There are many other sacred words which enshrine formulae of great efficacity in particular operations. For example, V.I.T.R.I.O.L. gives a certain Regimen of the Planets useful in Alchemical work. Ararita is a formula of the macrocosm potent in certain very lofty Operations of the Magick of the Inmost Light. (See Liber 813.) The formula of Thelema may be summarized thus Theta Babalon and the Beast conjoined --- epsilon unto Nuith (CCXX, I, 51) --- lambda The Work accomplished in Justice ---...

The Training For Meditation Preliminary Remarks

HITHERTO we have spoken only of the mystic path and we have kept particularly to the practical exoteric side of it. Such difficulties as we have mentioned have been purely natural obstacles. For example, the great question of the surrender of the self, which bulks so largely in most mystical treatises, has not been referred to at all. We have said only what a man must do we have not considered at all what that doing may involve. The rebellion of the will against the terrible discipline of...

Lax

It is now useful to contine with considerations of other planes, which have commonly been classed under the Astral. There is some reason for this, as the delimitations are somewhat vague. Just as the vegetable kingdom merges into the animal, and as the material plane has beings which encroach upon the boundaries of the astral, so do we find it in the higher planes. The mental images which appear during meditation are subjective, and pertain not at all to the astral plane. Only very rarely do...

Liber NV sub figura XI

Copyright (c) Ordo Templi Orientis ooo. This is the Book of the Cult of the Infinite Without. oo. The Aspirant is Hadit. Nuit is the infinite espansion of the Rose Hadit is the infinite concentration of the Rood (Instruction of V.V.V.V.V.). 0. First let the Aspirant learn in his heart the First Chapter of THE BOOK OF THE LAW (Instruction of V.V.V.V.V). 1. Worship, i.e. identify thyself with, the Khabs, the secret Light within the Heart. Within this again, unextended, is Hadit. This is the first...

Sun in 1 Deg Libra An Xiv Sunday Sept 22nd 1918 EV

It seems as if Sunday is the one day of all the week on which I am impressed to write a few fragments of what passes through my mind. On Sept 1st I obtained a clear understanding regarding the Will and the Law. On Sept 8th, nothing special I think, but on Sept 15th I wrote Stepping out of the Old Aeon into the New and today I had a mind to write, at Therion's request, a pamphlet on how All is Change. But first there are some important considerations to be recorded and I feel that now is the...

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...

The Pantacle

AS the Magick Cup is the heavenly food of the Magus, so is the Magick Pantacle his earthly food. The Wand was his divine force, and the Sword his human force. The Cup is hollow to receive the influence from above. The Pantacle is flat like the fertile plains of earth. The name Pantacle implies an image of the All, omne in parvo but this is by a magical transformation of the Pantacle. Just as we made the Sword symbolical of everything by the force of our Magick, so do we work upon the Pantacle....

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 Mithra, are all connected with this one idea....

Publication in Class B Imprimatur N Fra A A

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 ofthis Magick Art. Let the...

Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will

(Illustration It is my Will to inform the World of certain facts within my knowledge. I therefore take magickal weapons, pen, ink, and paper I write incantations---these sentences in the magickal language ie, that which is understood by the people I wish to instruct I call forth spirits, such as printers, publishers, booksellers and so forth and constrain them to convey my message to those people. The composition and distribution of this book is thus an act of Magick by which I cause Changes to...

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....

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 See the Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage and Liber 418, 8th Aethyr, Liber Samekh see Appendix 3. or, in the language of Mysticism, Union with God. The difference between these operations is more of theoretical than of practical importance. All other magical Rituals are...

Weaken The Storms Matos Spells Nd Magic

It is a strange circumstance that no Magical writer has hitherto treated the immensely important subject of the Magical Link. It might almost be called the Missing Link. It has apparently always been taken for granted, only lay writers on Magick like Dr. J. G. Frazer have accorded the subject its full importance. Let us try to make considerations of the nature of Magick in a strictly scientific spirit, as well as, deprived of the guidance of antiquity, we may. What is a Magical Operation It may...

The Circle

THE Circle announces the Nature of the Great Work. Though the Magician has been limited in his choice of room, he is more or less able to choose what part of the room he will work in. He will consider convenience and possibility. His circle should not be too small and cramp his movements it should not be so large that he has long distances to traverse. Once the circle is made and consecrated, the Magician must not leave it, or even lean outside, lest he be destroyed by the hostile forces that...

Matos Spells And Magic Spiral Method

Good examples of the use of change of position are given in the manuscripts Z.1 and Z.3 explanatory of the Neophyte Ritual of the G.'. D.'., where the candidate is taken to various stations in the Temple, each station having a symbolic meaning of its own but in pure invocation a better example is given in Liber 831 Equinox I, VII, pp. 93 sqq. . In the construction of a ceremony an important thing to decide is whether you will or will not make such movements. For every Circle has its natural...

Matos Spells And Magic Banishing Ritual

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...

The Libri of Aleister Crowley

An account of the Grade of Magus, the highest grade A which it is even possible to manifest in any way whatsoever upon this plane. Or so it is said by the Masters of the Temple. Message of The Master Therion, The E Explains the essence of the new Law in a very simple manner. D An instruction for the control of speech, action, and thought. A general account in elementary terms of magical and mystical powers. Being the Ritual of the Mark of the Beast an incantation proper to invoke the Energies...

Part I Of The Oath

The third operation in any magical ceremony is the oath or proclamation. The Magician, armed and ready, stands in the centre of the Circle, and strikes once upon the bell as if to call the attention of the Universe. He then declares who he is, reciting his magical history by the proclamation of the grades which he has attained, giving the signs and words of those grades. This is not merely to prove himself a person in authority. It is to trace the chain of causes that have let to the present...

Thoughtforms Techniques 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...

Matos Spells And Magic Yellow Thoughtform

KEY SCALE HEBREW NAMES OF NUMBERS ENGLISH OF COLUMN II & LETTERS Limit. Samekh-Vau-Pehfinal L.V.X. 10 21 Koph-Pehfinal Palm. 22 Lamed-Mem-Dalet Ox Goad. 27 Peh-Heh Mouth. Fish-hook. Back of Head. Head. Tooth. KEY SCALE THE HEAVENS OF ASSIAH ENGLISH OF COLUMN VI of the Primum Mobile Heh-Gemel-Lamed-Gemel- of the Zodiac Fixed Stars of Saturn of Jupiter of Mars Memfinal of Sol of Venus of Mercury of Luna 10 Chet-Lamed-Memfinal Sphere of the Elements 12 (Planets following MERCURY Sephiroth...

The Lamen

THE breastplate or Lamen of the Magician is a very elaborate and important symbol. In the Jewish system we read that the High Priest was to wear a plate with twelve stones, for the twelve tribes of Israel (with all their correspondences), and in this plate were kept the Urim and Thummin. footnote Scholars are uncertain as to what these really were, though apparently they were methods of divination. The modern Lamen is, however, a simple plate which (being worn over the heart) symbolizes...

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 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...

The Scourge The Dagger And The Chain

THE Scourge, the Dagger, and the Chain, represent the three alchemical principles of Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt. These are not the substances which we now call by these names they represent principles, whose operations chemists have found it more convenient to explain in other ways. But Sulphur represents the energy of things, Mercury their fluidity, Salt their fixity. They are analogous to Fire, Air and Water but they mean rather more, for they represent something deeper and subtler, and yet...

The LORD bring you to the accomplishment of your true Wills the Great Work the Summum Bonum True Wisdom and Perfect

He goes out, the DEACON and children following, into the Tomb of the West. Music. (Voluntary.) Liber Tvrris vel Domvs Dei sub figura XVI Publication in Class B. Imprimatur N. Fra A.-. A.-. 0. This practice is very difficult. The student cannot hope for much success unless he have thoroughly mastered Asana, and obtained much definite success in the meditation-practices of Liber E and Liber HHH. On the other hand, any success in this practice is of an exceedingly high character, and the student...

The first grade in Their system is that of Student

A Student must possess the following books 4. Collected Works of A. Crowley Tannhauser, The Sword of Song, Time, Eleusis. 3 vols. 5. Raja Yoga, by Swami Vivekananda. 6. The Shiva Sanhita, or the Hathayoga Pradipika. 7. The Tao Teh King and the writings of Kwang Tze S.B.E. xxxix, xl. 8. The Spiritual Guide, by Miguel de Molinos. 9. Rituel et Dogme de la Haute Magie, by Eliphas Levi, or its translation by A. E. Waite. 10. The Goetia of the Lemegeton of Solomon the King. These books should be well...

Let the Magician clasp his hands upon his Wand his fingers and thumbs interlaced crying LAShTal Thelema Fiaof Agape

(Thus shall be declared the Words of Power whereby the Energies of the Aeon of Horus work his will in the World.) Each of these Words has the numerical value of 93. Since there are five ofthem and they are repeated once, plus an extra THELEMA in the middle, there are a total ofll 93 Words in the rite. Note that the F's in FIAOF are silent, as is the GN in AUMGN. For more on these words see Book 4 Part III, Magick in Theory & Practice. Furthermore, in this First Gesture there are six god...

Incense

INTO the Magick Fire all things are cast. It symbolizes the final burning up of all things in Shivadarshana. It is the absolute destruction alike of the Magician and the Universe. The Thurible stands upon a small altar. My altar is of open brass work burn thereon in silver or gold This altar stands in the East, as if to symbolize the identity of Hope and Annihilation. This brass contains the metals of Jupiter and Venus fused in a homogeneous alloy. This is then symbolical of divine love, and it...

The Formula Of The Neophyte

See the Neophyte Ceremony, Equinox I,II. This formula has for its first matter the ordinary man entirely ignorant of everything and incapable of anything. He is therefore represented as blindfolded and bound. His only aid is his aspiration, represented by the officer who is to lead him into the Temple. Before entering, he must be purified and consecrated. Once within the Temple, he is required to bind himself by an oath. His aspiration is now formulated as Will. He makes the mystic...

Ngf

The student must FIRST obtain a thorough knowledge of Book 777, especially of columns i., ii., iii., v., vi., vii., ix., xi., xii., xiv., xv., xvi., xvii., xviii., xix., xxxiv., xxxv., xxxviii., 14 xxxix., xl., xli., xlii., xlv., liv., lv., lix., lx., lxi., lxiii., lxx., lxxv., lxxvii., lxviii., lxxix., lxxx., lxxxi., lxxxiii., xcvii., xcviii., xcix., c., ci., cxvii., cxviii., cxxxvii., cxxxviii., cxxxix., clxxv., clxxvi., clxxvii., clxxxii. When these are committed to memory, he will begin...

Introduction

Esseai athanatos theos, ambrotos, oyk eti thnetos Pythagoras. Magic is the Highest, most Absolute, and most Divine Knowledge of Natural Philosophy, advanced in its works and wonderful operations by a right understanding of the inward and occult virtue of things so that true Agents being applied to proper Patients, strange and admirable effects will thereby be produced. Whence magicians are profound and diligent searchers into Nature they, because of their skill, know how to anticipate an...

The Formula Of Tetragrammaton

Yod, He, Vau, He, the Ineffable Name Jehovah ofthe Hebrews. The four letters refer respectively to the four elements, Fire, Water, Air, Earth, in the order named. This formula is of most universal aspect, as all things are necessarily comprehended in it but its use in a magical ceremony is little understood. The climax of the formula is in one sense before even the formulation of the Yod. For the Yod is the most divine aspect of the Force --- the remaining letters are but a solidification of...

The Formula Of Alhim And That Of Alim

ALHIM, Elohim is the exoteric word for Gods. Gods are the Forces of Nature theirNames are the Laws of Nature. Thus They are eternal, omnipotent, omnipresent and so on and thus their Wills are immutable and absolute. It is the masculine plural of a feminine noun, but its nature is principally feminine. It represents Sakti,or Teh femininity always means form, manifestation. The masculine Siva, or Tao, is always a concealed force. It is a perfect hieroglyph of the number 5. This should be studied...

Mantrayoga

THE connection between breath and mind will be fully discussed in speaking of the Magick Sword, but it may be useful to premise a few details of a practical character. You may consult various Hindu manuals, and the writing of Kwang Tze, for various notable theories as to method and result. But in this sceptical system one had better content one's self with statements which are not worth the trouble of doubting. The ultimate idea of meditation being to still the mind, it may be considered a...

The Lamp

IN Liber A. vel Armorum, the official instruction of the A.'.A.'. for the preparation of the elemental weapons, it is said that each symbolic representation of the Universe is to be approved by the Superior of the Magician. To this rule the Lamp is an exception it is said A Magical Lamp that shall burn without wick or oil, being fed by the Aethyr. This shall he accomplish secretly and apart, without asking the advice or approval of his Adeptus Minor. This Lamp is the light of the pure soul it...