The Empirical Rules Of Magick 09 Pendulums

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Another good way of communicating with your Little Self is through pendulum work. You can use any object on a string, but if it holds significance for you, so much the better. Hold your arm steady and think about the pendulum swinging forward and back. It should eventually begin to do so without you *consciously* moving your arm. Next change the movement to left and right by thinking about it. Once you can do this with facility, assign "yes" to one direction and "no" to the other. If you choose forward and back as "yes," alternate thinking the direction and thinking the word. Eventually, even when you start cold, the pendulum will swing forward and back when you think "yes." Repeat with the word "no" for the opposite direction. Now you have a way of talking with your Little Self. You can ask it questions directly.

Eventually, you can even get your Little Self to spell words by holding the pendulum over a semicircle with the alphabet on it. The direction of swing will indicate each letter. Another method is automatic writing. With this you hold a pen and relax and let "it" do the writing. (This may sound like an Ouija board, but it is not. Do not try to use one for this purpose or vice versa.) Whatever method you use, be careful. Your Little Self wants to please you. It will tend to give you the answer you want. Make sure you want the truth and that your Little Self understands this. Always be friendly, as you would with a child. Praise success and don't berate failure. After all, it is only trying to please. As usual, this requires regular work over time, but eventually you can have such a good understanding that you need no tools. You will simply "know" how your Little Self feels. This is the ideal.

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Liber 051 Atlantis The Lost Continent

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Book: Liber 051 Atlantis The Lost Continent by Aleister Crowley

An account of the continent of Atlantis: the manners and customs, Magical Rites and opinions of it's people, Together With a true account of the catastrophy, so-called, which ended in it's disappearance. See also 'Atlantis'. A Political satire and / or mystic treatise and / or deliberately obscure account of the O.T.O. system of sexual magick, under the guise of an account of Atlantis. Owes more than a little to Bulwer-Lytton's The Coming Race.

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Chicago May

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Book review: Chicago May by Aleister Crowley

Privately published. Mary Desti (Soror Virakem) is the focus of Crowley's rather unflattering poetry. Dedicated to Austin Harrison.

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Wiccan Views Of Divinity

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Shakti Wicca defines itself as a Universalist Shakta Wiccan tradition, incorporating tribal and folk Shakta elements of shamanism, various forms of psychicism, and the use of practical magick as aids for spiritual transformation and the development of personal relationships with the Deities, alongside the classical scriptures and practices.

Shakti Wicca is a self-initiatory tradition of eclectic Wicca that draws most of its spiritual inspiration from the Hindu tradition, in the same manner that other Wiccan traditions draw the bulk of their inspiration from Celtic, Norse, Greek, Roman, Egyptian or other spiritual cultures. It is considered an eclectic tradition, despite its focus on the Hindu pantheon and spiritual philosophy, due to the freedom it grants our dedicants in creating their own path.

Shakti Wicca is similar to what has been generally referred to in the NeoPagan community as "Hindu Wicca", and "IndoPaganism", although Shakti Wicca strives to provide a definite belief structure and training scheme, which is easily accessible to those who resonate with a Hindu-inspired Wiccan spiritual path.

Shakti Wicca utilizes a worship and ritual structure that is based in both Western NeoPagan traditions, as well as traditional Hinduism - so that it remains familiar and easily adhered to by modern Western dedicants. Worship will always contain simple, but important elements from Hindu "puja" (ritual worship) and the overall theology will be based in universalist Shaktism, although the extent to which the dedicant incorporates traditional Hindu aspects such as the usage of Sanskrit and dietary restrictions is up to the individual. Reference to the Wiccan cosmology, mythos and basic ritual framework will be maintained in order to keep logical syncretic coorespondances between the two traditions.

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Philosophy Of Religion

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This is certainly an interesting talk for Google. If you would like a little context and explication of this lecture, I highly recommend you take a look at Chris Dierkes discussion of the video over at the Beams and Struts blog.October 03, 2008 - The Authors@Google program was pleased to welcome Slavoj Zizek to Google's New York office to discuss his latest book, "Violence".

From Wikipidea:

"Slavoj Zizek is a Post-Marxist sociologist, philosopher, and cultural critic. In 1989, with the publication of his first book written in English, The Sublime Object of Ideology, Zizek achieved international recognition as a major social theorist. Since then, Zizek he has continued to develop his status as an intellectual outsider and confrontational maverick.

Zizek is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and a professor at the European Graduate School. He has been a visiting professor at, among others, the University of Chicago, Columbia, London Consortium, Princeton, The New School, the University of Minnesota, the University of California, Irvine and the University of Michigan. He is currently the International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London"

This event took place on September 12, 2008.

The Philosophers' Magazine looks at Zizek's "theological atheism" in comparison to the more crude versions of Richard Dawkins and/or Christopher Hitchens (Ditchkens).



Posted by: TPM. March 1, 2010


Slavoj Zizek in the film Examined LifeThe Marxist cultural critic Terry Eagleton, renowned for his much-quoted review of Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion", began his scathing tirade with the line; "Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is the "Book of British Birds", and you have a rough idea of what it feels like to read Richard Dawkins on theology."

Of late, Eagleton has spoken of a fictitious character he calls "Ditchkins", a nomenclature that finds its etymology in the merging surnames of (Christopher) Hitchens and, of course, Dawkins. Given his recent book "Reason, Faith, and Revolution" which aims to offer a "revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel" - as one review describes - one might naturally assume that Eagleton is a no-holds-barred antagonist to atheism.

But this wouldn't be accurate at all, and in fact it would indirectly be giving credibility to the erroneous claim that atheism is necessarily hostile to religion, since if it were Dawkins-inspired atheism that was to be hated about atheism, then this would be suggesting that "new atheism" was the sum total of atheism proper, which is very much not the case. The fact that Eagleton is a Marxist - however we might react to this term - first of all tells us that he must draw a lot of inspiration from figures that have in their time poured scorn on the logic of religion and have made no apologies for criticising the phenomenon that is God worship (we could cite Marx himself here). But a significant proof that Eagleton's energies are not spent wholesale rejecting atheists can be found in his advocacy of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek.

Zizek is an avowed atheist, albeit one who has spent a significant amount of time and chapter space exploring the pitfalls and potencies of theology, whereas "Ditchkins" - as Eagleton again put it - has "come up with vulgar caricatures of religious faith that would make a first-year theology student wince." It is Zizek's informed critique of religion - not to mention embrace of its revolutionary legacy - that earns him the respect of Christian critics such as Eagleton as well as respected theologians such as John Milbank, who has recently been engaged in debate with Zizek documented in the book "The Monstrosity of Christ".

From as early as his first English language title "The Sublime Object of Ideology", most of Zizek's books include some kind of passing reference to, or mere examples of, God, religious discourse, or even the theology-inspired quips of crime writer and Catholic G.K. Chesterton, though the substantial regard for the "perverse core of Christianity", as Zizek terms it, came at a later stage in Zizek's great deluge of work, influenced by fellow radical philosopher Alain Badiou.

In his 1999 work "The Ticklish Subject", Zizek critiqued Badiou's - at the time relatively unheard of - work "Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism", a work which attempted to find in the life and times of Saint Paul, apostle to the gentiles, a politically revolutionary method which opened up the concentration of power from the top, and one that undid the postmodern notion of multitudinal, or many-layered, truths - which for Badiou is the logic of globalisation - into the radical assertion that there is one universal truth. The way in which Saint Paul was a figurehead for these two aspects is itself twofold; first, on his way to Damascus with the intention of arresting Jesus' followers Paul experienced a calling from Jesus (who is at this stage dead) telling him to turn back and embrace him and his word, to which Paul, on that road, became converted. Second, and very important for both Badiou and Zizek, Paul was Jewish, and thus must be analysed as someone emerging out of the Jewish tradition in order to show how Pauline Christianity (the early branch of Christianity linked with Paul) traversed Jewish law to create an opening for a gentile embrace of Jesus.

This point - with a great deal of emphasis on Romans 7 where Paul speaks of knowing sin through law - is very important for both Badiou and Zizek, and it is also where their readings on Paul depart from one another. For Badiou, Paul symbolises the point of departure from "Jewish particularism" (differentiation on the grounds of race or cultural practice) to the "neither Jew nor Greek" of Pauline Christianity. Further, Badiou perceived Paul as representing the escape from law into the realm of political grace. But Zizek, though to begin with rather complimentary about Badiou's position, later viewed the law as not so much something to hurdle over, but as something that itself defined the political bearings of Christianity.

It is here for Zizek that we encounter his notion of the "perverse core of Christianity". To get the full sense of what is meant by perversity requires a small deviation into the world of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan - Zizek's mentor - via Sigmund Freud. Freud characterises the superego as the part of the psychic apparatus which acts as a kind of moral high ground, an overseer of the ego which represents an understanding of reality distinct from the id which can make no coordinated considerations of the world in which the subject finds himself.

For Lacan, public law such as "No Photos" or "Do not go on the grass" implicitly attracts the subject of that law to commit the very thing it prohibits (exactly in the way that if we tell the child not to eat the freshly baked cakes, we are simultaneously pointing out the method with which the child can ignore our demands). The point at which the attempts of prohibition by public law fail, like here, is precisely where superego emerges. And for Lacan, as it is for Zizek, the superego is not the moral conscience (as it would be for Freud) but rather the stigmatisation of our ethical betrayal, or in other words the "invitation" to transgress the law whether we like it or not, what is known as the superego injunction to "enjoy!" This adds something rather provocative to the pushing of boundaries.

This is the groundwork for Zizek's point; that the Jewish law is a necessary and constitutive element of Christianity (as he would put it, its "obscene shadow"), and that "perversity" is the key strategy to what he calls "Really Existing Christianity" (owing his usage to the Soviet propaganda term "Really Existing Socialism") which is why at this stage Zizek is strictly appropriating the Judeo-Christian legacy. What might be less obvious is how looking at the Jewish stance towards the law has anything to do with atheism. This all becomes clear when we look at Job.

In the Book of Job, Job finds himself caught up in a tit-for-tat argument between God and Satan, where Satan opines that Job's loyalty to God is only a product of the protection that God supplies him. To prove to Satan that this is not the case, God starts to lessen his protection over Job, to which Job regardless remains loyal, inadvertently proving Satan wrong. In this, Zizek rejects the notion that Job was a patient sufferer, rather preferring to evaluate Job's silence, after realising that God was only acting up for Satan, as Job's realisation of God's impotence. In Zizek's opinion, this kind of catastrophic revelation would normally spell doom for ethnic groups and nations under God, but it is this that binds the Jewish community together. (Tragically, the holocaust has been represented as the foremost narrative for God's impotence in the way in which we have just seen - and it is one that has not been lost on Zizek who exemplifies similar versions himself - that instead of being stumped by the problem of evil, the reason the Jews were not saved by God in the gas chambers of Dachau and Auschwitz, was simply because he wasn't able to save them.)

From here, Zizek moves over to speculate on the crucifixion of Jesus. Within the context of God's impotence, we can see why he would not have been able to simply save Jesus on the Cross (with Job his position is nullified by an argument with Satan; and with the Jews, his chosen subjects, he is unable to deliver them from tragedy). The Cross, for Zizek, reveals God facing up to his own impotence, but further, because God "is" Christ, the crucifixion demonstrates a gesture of atheism, or as G.K. Chesterton put it - which Zizek frequently paraphrases in reference to the Cross - "God seemed for an instant to be an atheist."

And it is precisely here that Zizek takes a giant leap from speculating on theological matters, to asserting something significant to theological discourse, that being what he has called "Materialist Theology" - meaning that there is more than just analogical value in theology to describe human society, though it seeks no grounding in a presupposed divine figure. In other words the legacy of Judeo-Christianity specifically has meant that the world has been shaped by a philosophically materialist enhancement of Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three come together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." But can a materialistic theology take this passage literally?

It seems it can be so taken by Zizek, who elaborates on a materialistic rearticulating of the Holy Spirit, which features in his latest offering "The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic?" co-written in debate form with the Radical Orthodox theologian John Milbank. The book is the brainchild of Creston Davis, who studied under both Zizek and Milbank, and is premised on the notion that "modern Christianity has finally met its doom". Zizek, arguing his corner with Hegelian dialectics (thesis + antithesis = synthesis), cites Jesus as the "monstrous exception", that is to say the figure who cannot be grounded in rational terms due to his part in the Trinity, but who all the same grounds the rational itself. This takes some thinking, but what Zizek is suggesting here, using the same logic as before with the superego injunction to enjoy, is that the conception of the "other" world which Jesus is said to occupy given his Godly status, is the foundation with which reality (on Earth) has been based, in contradistinction to "the beyond".

It is vital that everything usually assumed in the Christian reading of Jesus on the Cross (since Paul, of course) remains in order for Zizek to reach his radical conclusion. As was mentioned earlier, for Zizek the Cross was one of the factors that represented the impotence of God, therefore on the advent of Christ's death the functioning of both Father and Son in the Trinity ceased to be, so only the Holy Spirit must remain - which naturally for Zizek means the community of believers, through whose activity the notion of "reincarnation" can properly exist (incidentally the parallels between this and "Death of God Theology" are well established by Zizek himself). It is clear to see Zizek's point: in dialectical fashion, the otherness or monstrousness of Christ, spliced with human substance opens up a community of believers that preserve Christ as "in the midst of us".

Not only does this dialectic demonstrate Hegel's place in addressing the Trinity (Zizek's main task in the said book), the synthesis presupposes what Zizek might call the "non-all" of material reality, or what we shall call the limits of knowledge. Put simply; our knowledge of the world has blind spots, and this is clearly demonstrable in the dialectical way in which the Holy Spirit has been coordinated. The grounding of material reality is partly based on the assumption that there is more to reality than we can claim to perceive (even in the sense of scientific limits which cannot logically verify that there is no more to life than what is available to scientific or human perception). Coming full circle, isn't this the problem of today's hubristic atheism of the type purported by "Ditchkins" who pretends to have found the answers to God's existence (or lack of) in either scientific discovery or carefully worded deductions?

The beauty of Zizek's theological atheism is that it accepts the limits of knowledge (even scientific) regarding material reality, but also views in the legacy of Judeo-Christianity room for an atheism that isn't just based on simple caricatures. There is substance to the notion of Holy Spirit that is born out of a gap in knowledge and the human referent of divine impotence that binds a community together, precisely the project of Saint Paul. For Zizek this version of atheism is the very supplement necessary to save modern Christianity from doom.


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Sepher Sephiroth

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Book: Sepher Sephiroth by Aleister Crowley

This numerical dictionary has been revised and updated, including much new material. It has also been stripped of much extraneous material such as planetary spirits, etc., to make it a more "purist" production, since much of the material of that type is rather unreliable.

All the numerations have been checked, and the Latin originally given from Kabbalah Denudata has been translated and checked against the Hebrew (using Brown-Driver-Briggs and Megiddo). The references to Zoharic texts, etc., have been checked, and are now given with verse numbers (rather than page numbers) wherever possible. Furthermore, new Zoharic and other references have been inserted. Biblical references have been checked, and given KJV (rather than Vulgate) verse numbers, and many new Biblical references have been found. Hebrew words and phrases without a translation have been translated, and many of the other Hebrew translations have been checked also. Words and phrases with a possible "final letters" value have all been enumerated.

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Liber 341 Hhh Continet Capitula Tria

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Book: Liber 341 Hhh Continet Capitula Tria by Aleister Crowley

Liber HHH. Gives three methods of attainment through a willed series of thoughts. See also: Equinox I v.

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The Thelema Abbey Today

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The villa has often been described by biographers as an unsanitary hovel. This is simply not true for as I passed through room after room the sheer size of the place surprised me. In my imagination it had consisted of two or three rooms and two corridors. As for being unsanitary, half of the houses in Sicily at the time had no bathroom or toilet. As I stood in the doorway, directly in front of me lay the kitchen, with modern fittings built in by the people who stayed after Crowley in the 60's and 70's.

Evidence of this period is scattered all around the villa in the form of broken chairs, discarded clothes, steel bed frames, even an ancient TV. Something strange struck me about the kitchen in particular. Doubling as a dining room it had an open bottle of wine with glasses on a carefully laid table, plates were piled on the drawing board and aged clothes were still waiting to be removed from the washing machine. Everything was completely intact as if someone had gone for a long walk and never returned.

The house had been redecorated in a style typical of the period with gaudy wallpaper and dull colours. In the hallway, crumbling layers of plaster exposed the original bright reds beneath. The shutters in many of the rooms were drawn and nailed down, and the darkness of the villa was a sharp contrast to the merciless sun outside. As I passed from room to room I had to use my torch. Exhilaration shot through my veins as I entered the final room: upon every wall obscured by a layer of blue-tinged white wash I was able to make out paintings of faces, strange designs and symbols.

Over the course of my stay, I spent every day removing the white wash from the wall using cotton wool and a mist spray to gently rinse away the water based layer, painstakingly bringing out the oil based work beneath. The task was grueling in the hideous closeness of the heat but immensely rewarding. It was very strange to get so close to the work of this man, seeing the minutest detail every brush stroke he had made.

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How To Use Magick With A Straight Face 7 Psychology

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The explanations so far require new way of thinking about the universe, but those entrenched in the mechanistic paradigm need not miss out. Psychology has enough respect as a science to offer hope. If you replace Little Self with subconscious, the principle is the same. Although there is no longer a source of infinite power or non-physical change. But influencing the subconscious is the next best thing in a mechanistic world.

Psychologists would say that magick directs all your unconscious efforts toward your goal. It also eliminates those unconscious efforts keeping you from your goal. This may not sound like much, but it is primarily these efforts that determine success or failure. It is easy to overlook because, for the most part, the conscious will is the same as the unconscious will. Thus, we succeed at endeavors such as waking up, getting to work on time and fixing dinner. This may seem silly, but when your subconscious doesn't share a goal, even simple tasks are exceptionally difficult. The power of the subconscious can either fight you or help you. Where ever you succeed, it's almost certainly helping. Where ever you fail, it's almost certainly fighting.

The subconscious represents everything the mind does that we do not think about. This involves a most of what we do. When you are driving on a familiar freeway in good conditions, you are usually thinking about the music on the radio or salient problems. At such times it is your subconscious driving. If you notice something strange in the road, it was your subconscious that brought it to your attention. This is very helpful, but that isn't necessarily the case. The subconscious can throw up all kinds of barriers, prevent-ng even the simplest tasks. It can make you late for work when it doesn't feel like going--you can wake up late, feel ill, misplace car keys or even have an accident. This influence sometimes goes to the extremes. People can even be paralyzed by hysteria, a condition that lies entirely within the mind. Pathological fears are another example. An agoraphobe, for instance, can have such an extreme reaction to being outdoors that he cannot leave his house no matter how badly he wants to.

The subtle action of the subconscious can be almost as profound. Even when the influence of the subconscious is indistinguishable from chance happenings, on larger scale the effect is dramatic. Psychologists try to ensure that experiments are "double blind" for this reason. They must set up an experimental group and a control group. In the latter, there is only the single element, the target of the experiment, that is different.

In drug testing, experimenters use placebos on a control group. The act of administering a substance can have a profound mental effect, even when that substance is inert, a placebo. When they expect effective drugs, people can have great results with a placebo. But the "placebo effect" is purely psychological. If either the experimenter or the subject think that they know which is being administered, that is enough to throw off the results. The subconscious of the subject reacts to what the subject expects. If the experimenter knows what he is administering, then the subject's subconscious reacts to cues from the experimenter's subconscious. This is sometimes called the "Clever Hans effect" after a horse which seemed to be able to do math. In reality, clever Hans but was reacting to cues from the people around him. When someone near him knew the answer, the horse could sense that person's expectation. It was sometime before researchers even considered these nearly invisible clues. Although such subconscious actions are very subtle, they can dramatically change the results of an experiment.

The subconscious similarly affects results in your life as well. Magick programs the subconscious to work for you. This is not as potent as the metaphysical concept, but it will make you as effective as you can possibly be in a mechanistic world. A unified will directs all your efforts, conscious and otherwise, toward your goal. Since the subconscious can present insurmountable barriers, working out these barriers is all it takes to be on the road to success.

Some may be disturbed to think that magick may be misrepresenting how it works, but that should not be a problem. In one experiment, scientists gave placebos to a group of subjects. After the placebos "took effect," the scientists explained what they were. Even when the scientists made it clear to the subjects that the placebos had no biochemical action, many subjects still wanted a prescription for them. (It would be interesting to see how much more effective prescription placebos are versus over the counter placebos.) Were these people stupid? Or were they wise to stick with something that worked?

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Aleister Crowley And The Legend Of Pasiphae

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Book: Aleister Crowley And The Legend Of Pasiphae by Michael Osiris Snuffin

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Aleister Crowley - The Law Is For All The Authorized Popular Commentary Of Liber Al Vel Legis

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"The Law is For All" was recommended to me, by an On-Line Friend. I had read "Then Book of The Law," Online, several times & was not quite sure what to make of it. I could not quite understand what the fuss was all about. However, "The Law is For All" explained-away all those little things that had confused me or led me to believe that "The Book of The Law" was just Crowley's personal writings. When I started looking into all this, I was a firm believer that Crowley was the man I had read about from Colin Wilson's perspective and Nevill Drury's perspective, etc. In other words, my opinions were formed by the Research of others.... Yet, when I actually took the time to sit-down and read Crowley's works--well, I was amazed at his Genius and his Anthropological views of Humanity. I never expected to gain Anthropology lessons from his works--but, he was truly an Observer of the Human Condition....all of which adds to this "Commentary" on the "Book of The Law."

Crowley's life and thought are inexorably linked with 'The Book of the Law.' He received this visionary work by direct-voice dictation in Cairo in 1904. As an intelligent sceptic, he first found this improbable means of communication difficult to accept. Yet he could not ignore it or its message. He worked for decades to interpret its meaning for initiates and the general public. Eventually he entrusted the task to his best friend, Louis Wilkinson who possessed impressive literary qualifications. The result of his work, completed and augmented by Frater Superior Hymenaeus Beta of the O.T.O., is this long-awaited authorized popular edition of Crowley's "new commentary" on 'The Book of the Law' and its first appearance as Crowley wished it.

What amazed me, until I realized that this book was written in the same way as all other "Holy Books," was the fact that it is, in fact, a "Holy Book." This book was written in the same fashion as "The Book of Mormon" or any other "Holy Book."

Aliester Crowley served as The Prophet, and the book was written Through him (even if he was not exactly happy to be the Writer of the Work).

"The Law is For All" has awakened me to the validity of certain religions that I had never really considered as such, previously. I think this book is a good example of why we should ALL be respectful of each-other's religions and "Holy Books," because they are ALL written in the exact same fashion. Regardless of whether or not you agree with "The Book of The Law," one cannot deny it is a "Holy Book" to many people.

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Liber 011 Nu

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Book: Liber 011 Nu by Aleister Crowley

An instruction for attaining Nuit. An account of the task of the Aspirant from Probationer to Adept. Meditations on AL.

See also: Equinox I vii, p. 11.

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The Equinox The Review Of Scientific Illuminism The Official Organ Of The Oto Number 10

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Book: The Equinox The Review Of Scientific Illuminism The Official Organ Of The Oto Number 10 by Aleister Crowley

Possibly the best book I have ever read. Outstanding! The work is one of the most concise and well written treaties on philosophy in the history of human thought. A must read! The the First Chapter alone is worth three times the price of the book.

The O.T.O. numbers over 4,000 members in the U.S. alone, and is active all around the world. Its country of origin, England, is a pretty strong Thelema following. aleister crowley is a mainstream celebrity in England, hugely popular.

After reading this book the reader should have a pretty good idea if they want to get more in-depth into the works of Crowley, the OTO, or the A.'.A.'. This book is a good place to start, and scratch the surface of a deep and rich system. Much further study is required to fully understand the system, but after reading this book at least you should know if you want to know more.

The OTO is growing and had many wonderful members. If you like what you read here you might want to contact one of the local OTO branches near you for more suggestions on reading material, or even to become a member. One of the main goals of Thelemites is to find and do your true will (whatever that might happen to be). No one at the OTO is going to make anyone go against their true will (THELEMA means will). One of the other main concepts of Thelemites is AGAPE (Agape means love) and the experience I have had with OTO members have been friendly, loving, and kind. These are of course only my opinions and experiences with Thelema and the OTO and I do not speak for the OTO. Others may have very different opinions that are just as valid. If what you read in The Equinox Volume 3 Number 10 interests you --- you might want to have your own experiences and further develop your own opinions. Personally I don't see any down side to finding your true will and knowing why you are here on this planet. Only you can find out what your true will is, and no one at the OTO is going to try to tell you what your true will is. The OTO can possibly refer you to methods that have helped others find their true will, and there is a good chance that they may work for you as well.

This book clarifies the O.T.O. and what it is about. Other books on the subject of Thelema have little to do with the O.T.O. itself. The O.T.O. is like the official body of Thelema. Most Thelemites aren't members of the O.T.O. This is not a big deal. Wheras in Christianity if you are not a member of any church it is an issue both ways. Weiser books are a sign of quality. Legal matters of the O.T.O. are covered here as well. Recommended for those Thelemites seriously pursuing the O.T.O. or like me already members wanted to learn more about it.

Buy Aleister Crowley's book: The Equinox The Review Of Scientific Illuminism The Official Organ Of The Oto Number 10

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Frater Achad - The Egyptian Revival Or The Ever Coming Son In The Light Of The Tarot
Aleister Crowley - The Equinox Vol Iii No V The Book Of Thoth
Aleister Crowley - The Equinox Vol Iii No Ix The Holy Books Of Thelema

The Search For The Temple Of Thelema

The Search For The Temple Of Thelema Cover No one has explored the Abbey since the film maker Kenneth Anger in 1955, who uncovered paintings beneath the white washed walls and took up the floor to reveal symbols used in magickal workings (I use the "k" as Crowley stipulated, to differentiate Occult Magick from stage magick".

Almost all of the photographs which Anger took of the paintings were published in black and white and therefore lost all their impact.

I journeyed to Sicily in March 1996 to find the Temple. Much of the town remains exactly as it was Crowley's day, shops selling fresh bread, olives and wine from narrow alleyways, washing is hung out using shared lines attached to opposite houses and many of the attitudes and beliefs have not changed. Stories about the abbey were rife: I was told the police had hermetically sealed the house with wax to keep the Evil Spirits in and to placate the locals; that immediate arrest would follow if I went near to it and the insanity had befallen individuals who had spent a night within its walls.

I met With Some young locals one evening in The Black Cat bar who had a huge desire to learn the truth of a legend and offered to help me. They took me to the Abbey and as we turned a corner into the concrete car park of a football stadium situated between modern housing blocks, I saw the terra-cotta tiles of a roof partially hidden by trees.

To avoid prying eyes I returned in the evening equipped with water, a camera and note book. I climbed through the undergrowth, negotiating a steep bank covered with vicious brambles and twisting roots. My worst fear was that the house would be boarded up or bolted. Instead, I literally stumbled to face the back entrance of the villa, the door of which lay smashed to pieces amongst a layer of tiles from a partly collapsed roof. Sweat poured down my face, my shirt was drenched in the evening heat and butterflies fluttered in my stomach as I entered the house.

Books in PDF format to read:

Michal Jerabek - The Book Of Enoch Vol V The Epistle Of Enoch
Johann Georg Faust - The Black Raven Or The Threefold Coercion Of Hell
Aleister Crowley - The Heart Of The Master
Moses Maimonides - The Guide For The Perplexed

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