August 26, 2016

Love and Death



"LISTEN AGAIN to thine own voice within thee. Is not Hadit the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star? Is not He Life, and the giver of Life? And is not therefore the knowledge of Him the knowledge of Death? For it hath been shown unto thee in many other places how Death and Love be twins.

Now art thou the hunter, and Death rideth beside thee with his horse and spear as thou chasest thy Will through the forests of Eternity, whose trees are the hair of Nuit thy mistress! Thrill with the joy of life and death! Know, hunter mighty and swift, the quarry turns to bay! Thou hast but to make one sharp thrust, and thou hast won.

The Virgin of Eternity lies supine at thy mercy, and thou art Pan! Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our agelong love. Hast thou not striven to the inmost in thee? Death is the crown of all. Harden! Hold up thyself! Lift thine head! breathe not so deep—die!"
- Liber CVI (II.)




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August 16, 2016

One Star in Sight

One Star in Sight, parts 3 - 8:

3. The Order of the S. S. is composed of those who have crossed the Abyss; the implications of this expression may be studied in Liber 418, the 14th, 13th, 12th, 11th, 10th, and 9th Aethyrs in particular.

All members of the Order are in full possession of the Formulae of Attainment, both mystical or inwardly-directed and Magical or outwardly-directed. They have full experience of attainment in both these paths.

They are all, however, bound by the original and fundamental Oath of the Order, to devote their energy to assisting the Progress of their Inferiors in the Order. Those who accept the rewards of their emancipation for themselves are no longer within the Order.

Members of the Order are each entitled to found Orders dependent on themselves on the lines of the R. C. and G. D. orders, to cover types of emancipation and illumination not contemplated by the original (or main) system. All such orders must, however, be constituted in harmony with the A∴A∴ as regards the essential principles.

All members of the Order are in possession of the Word of the existing Aeon, and govern themselves thereby.

They are entitled to communicate directly with any and every member of the Order, as they may deem fitting.

Every active Member of the Order has destroyed all that He is and all that he has on crossing the Abyss; but a star is cast forth in the Heavens to enlighten the Earth, so that he may possess a vehicle wherein he may communicate with mankind. The quality and position of this star, and its functions, are determined by the nature of the incarnations transcended by him.

4. The Grade of Ipsissimus is not to be described fully; but its opening is indicated in Liber I vel Magi.

There is also an account in a certain secret document to be published when propriety permits. Here it is only said this: The Ipsissimus is wholly free from all limitations soever, existing in the nature of all things without discriminations of quantity or quality between them. He has identified Being and not-Being and Becoming, action and non-action and tendency to action, with all other such triplicities, not distinguishing between them in respect of any conditions, or between any one thing and any other thing as to whether it is with or without conditions.

He is sworn to accept this Grade in the presence of a witness, and to express its nature in word and deed, but to withdraw Himself at once within the veils of his natural manifestation as a man, and to keep silence during his human life as to the fact of his attainment, even to the other members of the Order.

The Ipsissimus is pre-eminently the Master of all modes of existence; that is, his being is entirely free from internal or external necessity. His work is to destroy all tendencies to construct or to cancel such necessities. He is the Master of the Law of Unsubstantiality (Anatta).

The Ipsissimus has no relation as such with any Being: He has no will in any direction, and no Consciousness of any kind involving duality, for in Him all is accomplished; as it is written “beyond the Word and the Fool, yea, beyond the Word and the Fool”.

5. The Grade of Magus is described in Liber I vel Magi, and there are accounts of its character in Liber 418 in the Higher Aethyrs.

There is also a full and precise description of the attainment of this Grade in the Magical Record of the Beast 666.

The essential characteristic of the Grade is that its possessor utters a Creative Magical Word, which transforms the planet on which he lives by the installation of new officers to preside over its initiation. This can take place only at an “Equinox of the Gods” at the end of an “Aeon”; that is, when the secret formula which expresses the Law of its action becomes outworn and useless to its further development.

(Thus “Suckling” is the formula of an infant: when teeth appear it marks a new “Aeon”, whose “Word” is “Eating”).

A Magus can therefore only appear as such to the world at intervals of some centuries; accounts of historical Magi, and their Words, are given in Liber Aleph.

This does not mean that only one man can attain this Grade in any one Aeon, so far as the Order is concerned. A man can make personal progress equivalent to that of a “Word of an Aeon”; but he will identify himself with the current word, and exert his will to establish it, lest he conflict with the work of the Magus who uttered the Word of the Aeon in which He is living.

The Magus is pre-eminently the Master of Magick, that is, his will is entirely free from internal diversion or external opposition; His work is to create a new Universe in accordance with His Will. He is the Master of the Law of Change (Anicca).

To attain the Grade of Ipsissimus he must accomplish three tasks, destroying the Three Guardians mentioned in Liber 418, the 3rd Aethyr; Madness, and Falsehood, and Glamour, that is, Duality in Act, Word and Thought.

6. The Grade of Master of the Temple is described in Liber 418 as above indicated. There are full accounts in the Magical Diaries of the Beast 666, who was cast forth into the Heaven of Jupiter, and of Omnia in Uno, Unus in Omnibus, who was cast forth into the sphere of the Elements.

The essential Attainment is the perfect annihilation of that personality which limits and oppresses his true self.

The Magister Templi is pre-eminently the Master of Mysticism, that is, His Understanding is entirely free from internal contradiction or external obscurity; His word is to comprehend the existing Universe in accordance with His own Mind. He is the Master of the Law of Sorrow (Dukkha).

To attain the grade of Magus he must accomplish Three 235} Tasks; the renunciation of His enjoyment of the Infinite so that he may formulate Himself as the Finite; the acquisition of the practical secrets alike of initiating and governing His proposed new Universe and the identification of himself with the impersonal idea of Love. Any neophyte of the Order (or, as some say, any person soever) possesses the right to claim the Grade of Master of the Temple by taking the Oath of the Grade. It is hardly necessary to observe that to do so is the most sublime and awful responsibility which it is possible to assume, and an unworthy person who does so incurs the most terrific penalties by his presumption.

7. The Order of the R. C. The Grade of the Babe of the Abyss is not a Grade in the proper sense, being rather a passage between the two Orders. Its characteristics are wholly negative, as it is attained by the resolve of the Adeptus Exemptus to surrender all that he has and is for ever. It is an annihilation of all the bonds that compose the self or constitute the Cosmos, a resolution of all complexities into their elements, and these thereby cease to manifest, since things are only knowable in respect of their relation to, and reaction on, other things.

8. The Grade of Adeptus Exemptus confers authority to govern the two lower Orders of R. C. and G. D.

The Adept must prepare and publish a thesis setting forth His knowledge of the Universe, and his proposals for its welfare and progress. He will thus be known as the leader of a school of thought.

(Eliphas Levi's Clef des Grands Mysteres, the works of Swedenborg, von Eckarshausen, Robert Fludd, Paracelsus, Newton, Bolyai, Hinton, Berkeley, Loyola, etc., etc., are examples of such essays.)

He will have attained all but the supreme summits of meditation, and should be already prepared to perceive that the only possible course for him is to devote himself utterly to helping his fellow creatures.

To attain the Grade of Magister Templi, he must perform two tasks; the emancipation from thought by putting each idea against its opposite, and refusing to prefer either; and the consecration of himself as a pure vehicle for the influence of the order to which he aspires.

He must then decide upon the critical adventure of our Order; the absolute abandonment of himself and his attainments. He cannot remain indefinitely an Exempt Adept; he is pushed onward by the irresistible momentum that he has generated.

Should he fail, by will or weakness, to make his self-annihilation absolute, he is none the less thrust forth into the Abyss; but instead of being received and reconstructed in the Third Order, as a Babe in the womb of our Lady BABALON, under the Night of Pan, to grow up to be Himself wholly and truly as He was not previously, he remains in the Abyss, secreting his elements round his Ego as if isolated from the Universe, and becomes what is called a “Black Brother”. Such a being is gradually disintegrated from lack of nourishment and the slow but certain action of the attraction of the rest of the Universe, despite efforts to insulate and protect himself, and to aggrandise himself by predatory practices. He may indeed prosper for a while, but in the end he must perish, especially when with a new Aeon a new word is proclaimed which he cannot and will not hear, so that he is handicapped by trying to use an obsolete method of Magick, like a man with a boomerang in a battle where every one else has a rifle.



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August 13, 2016

Why do people fear Kali?

Mahavidya Kali
Well, I don't know.

Maybe because She looks so fearsome and "dark"? Perhaps because She is the Queen of all asuras or demons? Or is it because Her tolerance for lies, illusions, ignorance, attachments and passiveness is non-existant?

It is my direct experience that She, my Ishta Devi or HGA, is perfectly able and willing to bestow mercy and progress in few minutes flat that would otherwise take years to realize. Her advanced rituals can yield results that normaly take lifetimes to attain.

Also, Her presence turns even the most dangerous asuras or demons into docile servent spirits. Nothing negative can happen to an individual surrendered to Her and accepted by Her. This also is my experience.

Like a perfect mirror She reflects back to us our own shortcomings and delusions. And the more we cling to these material traits, the more fearful She seems and the more it hurts. It seems to me that people project their own fears onto Her - in truth, they seem to fear only one thing: being deprived of their own delusions.

I have observed even seasoned adepts and magicians lower their heads showing slight fear before Her.

In truth, however, She is Gauri, the One and Only Golden Goddess, the Source of Everything, completely dedicated to gentle love, just as a perfect Mother is...

...and yet, She indeed is the most powerful of all the Mahavidyas and just as She is ruthlessly efficient in cutting off illusions from our awareness, She is very very very efficient in protecting Her initiates.

No 'protective' talisman, magick circle, familiars or servant spirits, words of power and other 'god forms' or feeble pentagram rituals and sobbing '...oh, I ... I ... I am sorry, I didn't mean that...' can spare or save you from Her wrath if you somehow manage to upset Her or Her children / initiates.

Do be carefull when working with Her.



August 12, 2016

The Will - old and new

Ra-Hoor-Khuit
The basic notion of The Book of the Law and of the Thelema in general is all but new and fresh.

The notion I am talking about is:
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."

The similar notion is old news in Tantric tradition, dating many hundreds of years back if not more. It is called Svecchachara in Sanskrit.

My point is that executing ones innermost Will is essential to the spiritual awakening and it has been for ever. Nothing new about it.

Avadhuta Upanishad is closed by these words:

"Sveccha means one's own wish or free will. Svecchachara means a way of life where one acts as one wishes and does what is right in one's own eyes. Doing one's own Will. The concluding Sanskrit expression in the Avadhoota Upanishad is "Svecchachara Paro."The term "Paro" means a mysterious or secret pattern to that action done by one's own Will. In other words, we do our Will but with discretion, not making it too obvious, nor to harm or hurt other people. Yet this is also a typical Nathism; a complete reversal of Vedic morals and philosophy."

"The Will" is also mentioned in the Yoni Tantra, one of the most influential texts in Tantra.

This Sanskrit word Svecchachara means a spiritual state in which an individual may act according to her or his own will. As she or he is Shiva incarnate, there can be no morality, but only freedom from the rules of the pasu or herd-person
who is fettered by the mind.

"One may be like a child, a madman, a king, like one in a swoon, like an independent spirit, like a Lord Hero, a Gandharva, a naked person, a Tridandin or like one teaching knowledge for gain. The way to be is to act however one wills."
(Kaulajn ananirpaya, Patala 8)

Kaulajn ananirpaya is an ancient tantric text, dating back to 9th century - more than a thousand years old.

That said, there is a will and there is the Will.

And the Will I am talking about here is the so called adesh, the will of God/Goddess/HGA. When it is attained, outer masks and human roles in life just don't matter anymore. The Inner becomes the only source for inspiration, action and passion for Life. The little candle in human heart becomes equal to the glorious stars, never pretending to be more than just a candle, completely embracing its full potential and claiming Divine inheritance.

What is new, however, is explicit focus on the individuality or the crowned child-ship of God, as it were. It is the focus of the Horus Eon, as per Liber Al: personal and transpersonal freedom from social, cultural, educational and other systems and also from both the Mother and the Father (Goddess and God form).

Therefore:

"There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt" - Ra-Hoor-Khuit
Liber AL III:60




August 11, 2016

Thou art That




“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.” 


"Thou must (1) Find out what is thy Will. (2) Do that Will with a) one-pointedness, (b) detachment, (c) peace.

Then, and then only, art thou in harmony with the Movement of Things, thy will part of, and therefore equal to, the Will of God. And since the will is but the dynamic aspect of the self, and since two different selves could not possess identical wills; then, if thy will be God's will, Thou art That."
Liber II,
The Message of The Master Therion
Art by Thelema deviantart >>


"Love is the Law, love under will."

August 10, 2016

Astral and mental glamour

In my years as a teacher and student of the occult, yoga and certain aspects of Tantra, I have observed an interesting tendency: a tendency to indulge in the flashy-sweet-sugar-new-age bull shit attraction of self-created illusory phenomena.

What am I talking about?

I am talking about the lack of clear and sincere insight into Reality; about attachments to the false and flashy ideas about things as some individuals would like them to appear instead of seeing them as they Really are; I am talking about indulgence in the glamour of lower astral (emotional) realm (where lower elemental spirits, souls of dead people etc... reside) and illusions created within the minds of those who lack the ability to face the Truth as it really is.

In practice these tendencies manifest as self-delusion about the (spiritual) HGA attainment or contacts with demons or powerful spirits and deities.
Hmm.
In a way, it is far better to believe that there is nothing happening in the evocation ritual than believing in illusions of grandeur: in such cases, self-persuasion about efficiency of evocation/invocation rituals replaces the real deal.

Craving for name and fame and instant magick miracles is what obstructs most wanna-be magicians and adepts, I observe.

Emotional perception or focusing primarily on sensations and/or mental understanding is seriously limited and yields no spiritual attainment.

One can not astraly feel or emotionally sense truly spiritual Beings (Goddess Kali, or Ra-Hoor-Khuit, for example) and the same goes for mental masturbation. Not even in dreams can mental level bring spiritual attainments.

The astral sense is limited and inherently flawed. If one thinks that it is possible to feel Her or Him, think again, for the "magus" is most likely feeling only some low astral spirit that is mind-fucking him.

Glamour, in its turn, veils and hides the truth behind the fogs
and mists of feeling and emotional reaction; it is of unique and
terrible potency, owing to the strength of human nature to
identify itself with the astral nature and to the vital nature of
conscious and sentient response itself. As you know and have
been taught, glamour can only be dissipated by the inflow of
clear, directed light; this is true of the life of the individual or of
humanity as a whole.

-  Glamour - A World Problem, p. 185

Just take a look at the glorious photo of the lovely American model Michele Merki up there. Can you perceive her and her lovely energy beyond your astral senses of beauty, sex attraction?



Or, take a look at the sigil of the famed A∴A∴ here:



Now, taking all the politics and rivarly around this one Order into consideration, maybe the quotes on the astral and mental glamour are quite fitting, would you agree?

Mental illusion when intensified by desire, occurring on the astral plane. (Emotional attachment to forms - distracts attention away from reality.) Glamour has been likened to a mist or fog in which the aspirant wanders and which distorts all that he sees and contacts, preventing him from ever seeing life truly or clearly or the conditions surrounding him as they essentially are...
He is deceived by the appearance and forgets that which the appearance veils. The emanatory astral reactions which each human being initiates ever surround him and through this fog and mist he looks out upon a distorted world.


One more notion from Alice A. Bailey:

Illusion: Mental fixation upon an idea - exclusive of the whole thus not seen in its reality - leads to misinterpretation of the phenomenal world.
 
Illusion is the power of some mental thoughtforms, of some ideal, and some concept - sensed, grasped and interpreted in mental form - to dominate the mental processes of the individual or of the race and consequently to produce the limitation of the individual or group expression.


A good book that deals with the astral glamour problem has been written years ago and is still quite relevant (quotes above are from that book):

Glamour - A World Problem, a book by Alice A. Bailey and her Master, can be purchased here >>


August 9, 2016

Goetia evocation: be careful

Goetia evocations and work with Goetia spirits (Paimon, Dantalion, Sair, Sitri etc.) have really served me on many levels.

At the time of most of these operations, I was stabilazing the awareness at Geburah, dealing with broad spectrum of previously unknown pieces of "shadow" (if I use the Jungian term).

The "klipoth" or the "dark side" of stages on the Tree of Life had to be faced, felt and released.

And Goetia spirits lended their hands big time. The learning was intense and yet rewarding.

The Luciferian Goetia (p. 9) shares:
"The Goetia as it is a tool of  darkness; it is also a tool of strengthening the self – one of fiery light."

A warning

It may seem easy when you read reports on these operations, but believe me, that might not be the case.

You really have to be careful when dealing with the Goetia spirits. Of course, if your initiation level is above Tiphareth (i.e. 5=6 in A.’.A.’. or higher), things get easier. If not, do get ready before you evoke Sitri to get that sexy girl laid.

You might not be ready when:
* You still ask what are the basic rituals.
* You question the strength of your circle.
* You cannot sense your circle/astral sense to communicate with the entities.
* You are affraid of darkness and demons.
* You have little to no idea on how to astrally protect yourself.
*You have not achieved Deity assumption or Knowledge and Conversation of HGA, especially with respect to Goetic evocation or any other evocation of what could be called demons.

Read the whole post on the basics of Solominic evocations at Studio Arcanis Forum, here >>

You might also want to listen to the podcast on Creating effective magical invocation, from Speach in the Scilence, here >>


On the other hand...

Of course, things are not so gloomy, far from it.

If your state of consciousness is just "right", even the Goetia or Grimorium Verum spirits are easy to work with.

Here are my experiences on the subject: On the nature of spirits >>

And no, I do not accept students.
Good luck with your evocations!
:)


August 7, 2016

A.’.A.’. beyond human structures


I share these words of one of the S.’.S.’. Adepts, Grady McMurtry, with the intention of contributing to the clarity of this one fact:
A.’.A.’. Order is beyond political and personal human projections, hopes and dreams. Only inner and intimate transpersonal realizations can link one with this one Inner Order, no outside authority can do that.


"...I am Ra-Hoor-Khuit; and I am powerful to protect my servant. 
Success is thy proof: argue not; convert not; talk not over much!..."
Liber AL, III:42


Here we go:


A.’.A.’. or,
WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO THE STAR ?

Over the past several years there have been a number of attempts to politicize A.’. A.’. . Most of these have either taken the form of public advertising or private pressure tactics. It seems an opportune time to make a few statements on the nature of this great order.

First of all, just who is a member of A.’. A.’.? In as much as this is an Inner Order, there can be only one person who can answer such a question in a particular case the claimant herself. When someone tells me that he or she (“she" is the traditional pronoun in this instance-for either a Frater or a Soror) is a member of A.’. A.’., I believe it. I also often wonder what business it is of mine. A.’. A.’. is not a school of outer initiation, like O.T.O. in some of its aspects.

A.’. A.’. is a body of individuals who have attained particular grades of self-initiation in accordance with particular standards. Those standards are described by Crowley in "One Star in Sight" and in Liber CLXXXV. Some persons have direct lineage from Crowley as proctors for A.’. A.’. work. The basic texts are all in print. Anyone of sufficient judgment and intelligence can apply themselves diligently to the Great Work along this course. An Inner Order should be free from politics.

Grady McMurtry
If an aspirant to A.’. A.’. would enter one of the several surviving direct lines of instruction, they can be found only through great effort. One of these is operative through O.T.O. valid through special provisions in Crowley's letters and through magical sign. Another line is operative through Soror M, with valid CLXXXV lineage only. A reconstruction is to be had from Fr. A, based on personal attainment. Another Fr. A. looms near with whispered rumors of CLXXXV lineage. Fr. P. has representation in the American South and East Coast, but a propensity to make more of his papers than wood-pulp ever saw. Another Frater P. has declared that A.’. A.’. is now replaced by the Bavarian Illuminati - and his claim is not to be laughed out of consideration for all the oddness of it. These are only a few of many.

So, what is to be made of this? Will a claimant come forth with court decision and papers of authorization, as has actually happened with C.T.O.? Will the matter at last be laid to rest? Not that way! O.T.O. is an Outer Order. Its governance is public knowledge, subject to legal proof. A.’. A.’. is an Inner Order. The Law of Man has no dominion.

Crowley deliberately designed A.’.A.’. on the cell system, modified for one-on-one communication. Division of branches is therefore inevitable on the death of the Frater or Soror linking particular series of members. One of the obligations for advanced members is the establishment of independent systems, religions and orders.

The Outer Grade recognition ends for all major purposes at Tiphareth. Beyond Tiphareth the advancement is by the Knowledge and Conversation of the Angel. The Inner Head of A.’. A.’. is not in the ordinary sense a corporeal being. Who is a Magister Templi? That person who can do the work of the Grade. It makes no difference whether her Oath is witnessed by Therion or by the Neteru. The Grade itself is as real as the blast that tore Jack Parsons from the world of men. To argue mightily that one is of such a grade is as near as may be to proving that one is not! One may simply say it by the way. One may not even mention it at all.

To set one claim to A.’. A.’. against another is to fight as brothers -- political exercise. But, the Brothers of A.’. A.’. are Sisters! Be done with politics at the sanctuary of NU!

There are many people in the world who have attained. In like manner, there are many who have not attained, but who have prepared. For some, one trail leads to the Star. For others another path. Let those who would take to the narrow road that widens in the Empyrean prepare themselves by discipline and diligence. The voice of the dove will be heard. The Angel will come in the right time.

What to take until the Angel arrives? A good look at "One Star in Sight." Call in the redness of the morning.

From the O.T.O. Newsletter, Berkeley, California Vol. II, #7&8 [Double Issue] Winter-Spring, May 1979, pgs. 104-105:



Source: Frater Orpheus >>

Ra-hoor-khuit at a glance


I came across this article and it certainly merits to be reposted here. The author beautifully elaborates on the subject.

Hete we go:


Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

The last public talk in Toronto was on the Horus archetype, as (according to my understanding), it’s presented in the Third Chapter Book of the Law. The following is a segment from the talk.

Chapter III, v. 46, says: “Success is your proof; courage is your armour; go on, go on, in my strength, and turn not back for any.”
Attention should go forward, outward. Life is projective. We can use whatever means are effective. “Lurk! Withdraw! Upon them!” as III, 9 puts it, adding, “This is the Law of the Battle of Conquest; thus shall my worship be about my secret house.”

So, are we advocating fascistic militarism? Well, if you insist, and some people do so.
But there are a couple of problems with this approach. The biggest, to my mind, is the entire first chapter, where Nuit is hailed as “the continuous one of heaven.” Each chapter does not cancel out the next: they are cumulative, and the paradoxes that pile up aren’t contradictions, but parts of the whole message. The parents are present in the child, not exorcised from Him.

The dynamic spiritual essence of Horus is not slaying outer enemies, but rather the illusions of separateness: the “division hither homeward” of III, v. 2, v. Our Chapter III warns, speaking of the stages of ordeal involved in our progress, “Yet to all it shall seem beautiful. Its enemies who say not so, are mere liars.”

Life itself – and we can look solely at biology here – is dynamic. Any crack in the concrete can nurture a seed; bugs reproduce profusely. Even with the diminishing natural habitat we’re producing, it’s likely that new species are emerging all the time.

The mind, with its divisions and internal lockings-up, its emotional log-jams, is anti-life, or anti-Will. Release from those divisions frees up Will. Psychologically, we project our dislikes, disgusts and endless assorted anxieties onto other people and other races and places, and we invest vast amounts of energy in hating and resenting them. Temple work as we know it in my tradition is very much about learning to watch for all that stuff: to monitor it, and learn to step back.

The shift from the past Aeon, that of Jesus/Osiris, is that the individual is much more responsible for him or herself, and is obliged to become one of the lords of the earth as a consequence. The enemies we are to slay, the things we are to conquer and to subdue, are not the other parts of the continuum. To quote an ancient sage:
“We have seen the enemy, and they is us.”

Sure, we aren’t meant to sit back at the spectacle of bigoted politicians or angry people of any stripe. But first, we do need to get to the point that we can grasp that each of us is one nexus-point in the continuum, not an isolated mind amid darkness and chaos. The realization of that, the full, conscious appreciation of it, is Horus as Ra-Hoor-Khuit. It’s dharana, mindfulness, full embrace of now. Be here now, or perhaps we should say: Be forever in the act of arriving. Crowley calls Horus “the eternal borning child,” since it is a characteristic of a young child to be constantly energised and curious.
A child is entirely focused on its own needs, and moves immediately to satisfy them. Our “Child” is a warrior lord, and his needs, or willed intents, are broader than those of a human infant. He’s here to push the game much farther than it’s ever reached before.

Otherwise, all gods – and he provides a short list of the most popular ones in III, vv 51-53 – are inadequate any more to express the reality into which we are moving. Sure, we might work with them along the way in our magical invocations, but we recognise each is now only yet one more manifestation of a total Divinity summed up, in this time, in the being of hawk-eyed Horus.

Just as realisation in the last Aeon was via the archetype of the dying god, and identification with him, realization in this Aeon requires us to accept the majesty and power that Horus represents. He, as the “visible object of worship” is the necessary form for the full embodiment of the god-self in each of us: the star that is every man and every woman, as the third verse of our whole Book says.
It’s not that you can’t progress using other symbols and other means, but you’re going to be off-track, our-of-synch, prone to missing the cosmic bus, if you can’t come to accept that. Each of us will discover a particular identity and reality for that star that we are, but RHK is the template, the indicative pattern, to follow.

Love is the law, love under will


By Edward Mason, source >>

August 3, 2016

The manifesto of Ra-Hoor-Khuit



INTRODUCTION

This is a manifesto for every man and every woman who recognizes their own right to Divine Kingship, those who recognize themselves to be Stars.

The aim is the complete establishment of the Kingdom of Ra-Hoor-Khuit upon earth. That is, the permeating and infiltration of all facets of life with the sublime Word of Thelema.

This is the establishment of Life, Liberty, Love, and Light in the hearts of all men.

Let those who wish to aid the Crowned and Conquering Child in his manifestation first write the words “Do what thou wilt” upon their heart and soul. Now in this light let them read this Manifesto and bring “fresh fever from the skies.”

“Help me, o warrior lord of Thebes, in my unveiling before the Children of men!”
 – Liber AL vel Legis I:5


ON THE PROPER SPIRIT

Let our actions not be out of regret, pity, malice, envy, jealousy, weariness, hate, or sorrow.

The proper spirit of this revolution is an overflowing of joy and strength.

See all obstacles, all threats, all intimidations, all criticisms as chances to Grow and exert your Will.

Life is a joyous battlefield wherein We Soldiers of Horus rejoice in conflict and strife. Could the artist’s statue be created and perfected without chiseling away the dross?

“Remember all ye that existence is pure joy… Beauty and strength, leaping laughter and delicious languor, force and fire, are of us… Let the rituals be rightly performed with joy & beauty! A feast every day in your hearts in the joy of my rapture! A feast every night unto Nu, and the pleasure of uttermost delight! Aye! feast! rejoice! there is no dread hereafter.” 
 – Liber AL vel Legis II:9,20,35,42-44


ON RELATIONS WITH THE WORLD

The knight-monks – the prince-priests and the hermit-soldiers – are the body of Ra-Hoor-Khuit’s Army. They are not the cloistered and emasculated hermits of old.

Although we too attain to the truth of Mystic Solitude wherein All is One and we proclaim, “I am alone: there is no God where I am” (AL II:23), we immerse ourselves into the fecundity of the world instead of retreating therefrom.

Work your jobs, do your duties, raise your children, laugh with friends, but let all these things, from the most important to the most trivial, be to the Glory of Ra-Hoor-Khuit!

“Behold! these be grave mysteries; for there are also of my friends who be hermits. Now think not to find them in the forest or on the mountain; but in beds of purple, caressed by magnificent beasts of women with large limbs, and fire and light in their eyes, and masses of flaming hair about them; there shall ye find them. Ye shall see them at rule, at victorious armies, at all the joy; and there shall be in them a joy a million times greater than this.” 
 – Liber AL vel Legis, II:24


ON MATERIAL THINGS

We are not to shun material objects, wealth, and power. They are not inherently evil nor are they “un-spiritual.”

Express your overflow of joy and beauty with fine robes, wine, headdresses, or whatever you will.

Feel no regret, guilt, or shame in your reckless expression of being Drunk with the Glory of Ra-Hoor-Khuit!

“Be goodly therefore: dress ye all in fine apparel; eat rich foods and drink sweet wines and wines that foam! Also, take your fill and will of love as ye will, when, where and with whom ye will! But always unto me… Ye shall gather goods and store of women and spices; ye shall wear rich jewels; ye shall exceed the nations of the earth in splendour & pride; but always in the love of me, and so shall ye come to my joy… Be strong, o man! lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture: fear not that any God shall deny thee for this.”
 – Liber AL vel Legis, I:51, 61; II:22


ON THE WORK OF EACH SOLDIER

Every man, woman, and child who consciously accepts the word of the Law, “Do what thou wilt,” is certainly a warrior in the Army of Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Simply by existing and enacting the Law of Thelema in every circumstance, the stars of Force & Fire (each one of you) will spread the Law by their own example.

We must see the sublime beauty in Thelema’s answers to the conundrums of ethics, reasons, and metaphysics. Therefore must we constantly study the Holy Books of Thelema, especially Liber AL vel Legis, the Book of the Law.

The most important thing is to exude your overflow of strength, beauty, force and fire in a natural way. Do what thou wilt and let all around you see the joy you have in doing so!

“The excellence of the Law must be showed by its results upon those who accept it. When men see us as the hermits of Hadit described in [Liber AL], they will determine to emulate our joy.” – Khabs am Pekht


A DAILY REGIMEN

One must make Thelema the center of one’s life, the locus of all meaning and motion. We may remind ourselves through rituals and feasts of all sorts.

But a truly effective Warrior of Life & Light must be strong and healthy in both mind and body.

“Wisdom says: be strong! Then canst thou bear more joy. Be not animal; refine thy rapture!” – Liber AL vel Legis, II:70

Every warrior of Ra-Hoor-Khuit needs to exert themselves physically and mentally. We have no room for arm-chair dwellers who manipulate intellectual facts endlessly. Therefore every person should have a fair amount of physical exertion throughout their days.

“Establish at thy Kaaba a clerk-house; all must be done well and with business way.’” – Liber AL vel Legis, III:41

Your Kaaba, your starry heart and essence of consciousness, must be established within a mind of great power and conciseness, arranged like a business with orderliness and detachment. Therefore practice meditation to make the mind a perfect instrument of the Will: perfect the skills of concentration and nonattachment.

Exercise your body and your mind with diligence but always strive unto higher goals and ideals. Never tire of competition and exceeding your own perceived limits.

“But exceed! exceed! Strive ever to more!” – Liber AL vel Legis, II:71-72


ON DEALING WITH OTHER FELLOW SOLDIERS

Every person must be a pyramid: flawless from base to apex, sufficient unto themselves. Yet each Star is part of the Body of Infinite Space. Therefore make friends and enemies as ye will.

Our attitude to one another must be one of great respect like the chivalry from the West or bushido from the East. Thrill with the joy of vigorous competition and conflict yet always out of overflow of Will, strength, beauty, love, and rapture.

Therefore do not cover yourself to mask your true brilliance. Let the Sun of your Will shine effulgently on all things: care not that it will inevitably nourish some and destroy others.

But also do not fear losing your supposed “freedom” by banding together with other stars. Verily, a galaxy is an inconceivably potent source of gravitational force although it is, in reality, made up of individual stars…

Therefore make camps and lodges and groups and propagate the Spirit of Freedom, enshrined in the Word of the Law: Thelema.

“But the keen and the proud, the royal and the lofty; ye are brothers! As brothers fight ye!” – Liber AL vel Legis, III:58-59




Source:
https://iao131.com/2011/02/05/the-manifesto-of-ra-hoor-khuit/

Whom I call must follow


"Every man that hath seen me forgetteth me never,
and I appear oftentimes in the coals of the fire,
and upon the smooth white skin of woman,
and in the constancy of the waterfall,
and in the emptiness of deserts and marshes,
and upon great cliffs that look seaward;
and in many strange places, where men seek me not.
And many thousand times he beholdeth me not.
And at last I smite myself into him as a vision smiteth into a stone,
and whom I call must follow."
The Vision and the Voice, 2nd Aethyr, ARN







August 2, 2016