Crowley and Gayatri

Posted by on December 9, 2021
Gayatri Mantra in Crowley's hand

On April 22nd, 1917, Crowley wrote in his journal, “soul has no fear, nor can it. Therefore a man’s courage depends on the quantity of soul available. So, the most spiritual men are the most courageous.” Later that day he reports, “wrote Gayatri mantra”, which may be a reference to an obscure poem of his entitled A Meditation upon Gayatri Mantra

Comments on Liber Pyramidos

Posted by on September 23, 2019

We are biased to the Truth, in which we believe and for which we live in the conviction that every event is a projection of that truth. Finally, our experience of truth is only a projection of its influence, so it is precisely the truth that I am talking about now. Even if it were not in the form we could understand in our minds, even if it did not exist at all, it would still be precisely that truth, which does not exist. Why then we named it the truth when its nature is neither true nor false? I do not know…

On the Magical Motto

Posted by on September 23, 2019

The Motto is a metaphor of Will. Choosing the Motto is the Aspirant’s first attempt of the Great Work. Though it is condemned to failure, it will enforce the avalanche of coincidences—the magical links that connect the Aspirant’s mind with the conceptual essence of Adonai, and no matter how this idea is an illusion at its final range, it will slowly begin to materialize in his mind. Even at this moment, no matter how firm your objections are in your conscious, rational mind, it is precisely these words that crush these objections, and right now your thoughts about Adonai are Adonai’s thoughts about you.

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The Grades Correspondences

Posted by on September 23, 2019

Tables of correspondences between the Tree of Life and the Grades of A∴A∴

Initiation: The Hidden Agenda of Being

Posted by on March 25, 2019

Welcome to the A∴A∴.  You are now part of an exclusive organization that is entitled to initiation into Magick (profound wisdom of live beyond the bounds of scholarly study).  You have found the secret school that will give you the initiation that you otherwise cannot have.  This means that if your teacher tells you to do something that is ethically wrong or destructive you must do it, or otherwise you will be barred from the order and lose the golden thread of initiation, right?


The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram

Posted by on March 24, 2019

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram was first published in The Collected Works of Aleister Crowley Volume I (1905) as a footnote to his poem The Palace of the World. He ended this footnote with: “Those who regard this ritual as a mere device…

O Judoka: A Chapter in the Life of Marcelo Motta

Posted by on March 23, 2019

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Most within the Thelemic community will be familiar with Motta’s name and writings but few are aware that he is maybe best known in Brazil for his work in film – albeit short lived.  Motta tried his hand in both writing and directing films…

How it Works

Posted by on March 23, 2019

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The A∴A∴ is an organization whose heads have obtained by personal experience to the summit of this science. They have founded a system by which everyone can equally attain, and that with an ease and speed which was previously impossible. (Book 4, Part II)…

Being a Thelemite

Posted by on March 23, 2019

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Being a THELEMITE is to be aware that we are not sooth-sayers, fortune-tellers, or miracle workers, we leave those areas to pseudo magicians. Being a THELEMITE is, in the most difficult learning moments of our Fratres and Sorores, to be aware that these moments…

What is an A∴A∴ lineage?

Posted by on March 23, 2019

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. While most initiatory orders work in a system of groups and lodges where members gather in a temple and work together, in the A∴A∴the work is individual. You work alone with the possible guidance of your instructor, who acts as a counselor, not as…

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