Magick

I should add to suffer. For Magick is the verb and it is part of the Training to use the passive voice. This is, however, a matter of Initiation rather than of Magick in XXII its ordinary sense. It is not my fault if being is baffling, and doing desperate Yet, once the above principles are firmly fixed in the mind, it is easy enough to sum up the situation very shortly. One must find out for oneself, and make sure beyond doubt, who one is, what one is, why one is....

Second Method

Let the Hermit be seated in his Asana, robed, and let him meditate in turn upon every several part of his body until that part is so unreal to him that he no longer includes it in his comprehension of himself. For example if it be his right foot, let him touch that foot, and be alarmed, thinking, A foot foot What is this foot Surely I am not alone in the Hermitage And this practice should be carried out not only at the time of meditation, but during the day's work. 2. This meditation is to be...

Point I

EVANGELII TEXTUS REDACTUS The Invocation. Magically restored, with the significance of the BARBAROUS NAMES Etymologically or Qabalistically determined and paraphrased in English. Section A. The Oath. 1. Thee I invoke, the Bornless One. 2. Thee, that didst create the Earth and the Heavens. 3. Thee, that didst create the Night and the Day. 4. Thee, that didst create the darkness and the Light. 5. Thou art ASAR UN-NEFER (Myself made Perfect) 6. Thou art IA-BESZ (the Truth in Matter). 7. Thou art...

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 rock-climber who relaxes on the face of the precipice falls to earth but once he has reached a safe ledge he may sit down.> > The whole force of the operation should be absorbed but there is almost certain to be a residuum, since no operation is...

Matos Spells And Magic Angels Lightning

I remember a certain holy day in the dusk of the Year, in the dusk of the Equinox of Osiris, when first I beheld thee visibly when first the dreadful issue was fought out when the Ibis-headed One charmed away the strife. I remember thy first kiss, even as a maiden should. Nor in the dark byways was there another thy kisses abide. --- LIBER LAPIDIS LAZULI. VII. 15. 16. 0. Be seated in thine Asana, wearing the robe of a Neophyte, the hood drawn. 1. It is night, heavy and hot, there are no stars....

Matos Spells And Magic Abrahadabra Invocation

ABRAHADABRA is a word to be studied in Equinox I, V., The Temple of Solomon the King. It represents the Great Work complete, and it is therefore an archetype of all lesser magical operations. It is in a way too perfect to be applied in 42 advance to any of them. But an example of such an operation may be studied in Equinox I, VII, The Temple of Solomon the King, where an invocation of Horus on this formula is given in full. Note the reverberation of the ideas one against another. The formula of...

Matos Spells And Magic Banishing Ritual Xiii

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 it...

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,< < Boleskine House is on Loch Ness, 17 miles from Inverness, Latitude 57.14 N. Longitude 4.28 W.> > that is the House of The Beast 666. 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 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...

Sss

Thou art a beautiful thing, whiter than a woman in the column of this vibration. I shoot up vertically like an arrow, and become that Above. But it is death, and the flame of the pyre. Ascend in the flame of the pyre, O my Soul Thy God is like the cold emptiness of the utmost heaven, into which thou radiatest thy little light. When Thou shalt know me, O empty God, my flame shall utterly expire in thy great N.O.X. Liber Lapidis Lazuli. I. 36-40. 0. Be seated in thine Asana, preferably the...

General Reading

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 Chinese system of...

Hxp

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 lt lt This may be of composite character. symbolic of the whole course of nature, make it God, and consume it. There are many ways of doing this but...

Jjj

If the Master Therion effects by this book nothing else but to demonstrate the continuity of nature and the uniformity of Law, He will feel that His work has not been wasted. In his original design of Part III he did not contemplate any allusion to alchemy. It has somehow been taken for granted that this subject is entirely foreign to regular Magick, both in scope and method. It will be the main object of the following description to establish it as essentially a branch of the subject, and to...

Ars Congressus Cum Daemone

SECTION A Let the Adeptus Minor be standing in this circle on the 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 wine and strange drugs if he so will. lt lt Any such formula should be used only when the adept has full knowledge based on experience of the...

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...