Note: First let me explain that whenever I am talking about family relationships, elements, gods or any number of terms you may be familiar with that seem confusing, I am referring to them in the capacity of Mutational Alchemy which utilizes these stations to identify various strata of consciousness. Also keep in mind there are multiple sets of elements which stand alone but interact with one another in varying capacities – the four elements can expand into nine elements easily via the square and the nine-chamber Lo Shu which is what I will be covering extensively in this article for example.
Them nine sweet words “I am a god of War and of Vengeance” strike terror into the hearts of the mundane. Into the heart of the old aeon, The Black Brotherhood, the element-of-Earth grunts. The “Thelemic” apologists. Certainty, not faith – the tome contains elements of a genuine transmission from the Court of Ra. An understanding of the nature of received transmissions will ensure that a reader will not underestimate nor engage in an insufficient analysis of Liber al Vel Legis. Sometimes, when a God with business here tells us who and what they are going to do, he or she means exactly that.
This is especially true of Ra Hoor Khut: a being not known for compromise or camouflage. He has real, certain, timely power and he isn’t afraid to use it. His position as General is completely uncontested wherever he goes. The powers of Air manifest are martial, sinister, intelligent and one step ahead of everyone else. When wielded by someone as pissed off and capable as Ra, you can expect to have a bad time opposing him. [Continue Reading]
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“Ptah conceives the world by the thought of his heart and gives life through the magick of his Word.”
While an article on Hephaestus alone could be considered useful, any discussion about Hephaestus always seems a bit incomplete without including other archetypal craftsmen, creators or dwarves. Hellenic concepts of deity stay very close to humans themselves – all of the Olympians had the same old vices and soap opera drama that plague us. In some ways, this Greek pragmatism is admirable. There is No God but Man, right? In other ways it fails to give us anywhere to actually go. The Egyptians were to the Hellenic people as elves were to dwarves – xenophobic, with intricate and ornate rituals and magickal temple societies, they despised their Hellenic conquerors who were far more focused and streamlined in both their thinking and in their approaches to a practical balance between military and religion. Yet both societies had much to learn from each other – something the Greeks picked up on immediately as they began curiously learning all they could about Kemetic religious and occult thought. The Egyptians refrained from enthusiastically embracing the inevitable change, and their civilization crumbled. Today, their genetic lineage certainly survives, but the Islamic totalitarianism governing Egypt shuts down any progress regarding magick or even religion.
The dwarf is a powerful image in our species. It has been with us since the dawn of time and continues on in our modern imagination – practically every RPG and fantasy movie has a dwarf in it, somewhere. The archetype of the dwarf is important in magick as it is considered to be not only synonymous with the higher self, (“But the “Small Person” of Hindu mysticism, the Dwarf insane yet crafty of many legends in many lands, is also this same “Holy Ghost”, or Silent Self of a man, or his Holy Guardian Angel.” The Law is for All, Aleister Crowley,) but is seen in three very important, almost indispensable godforms:[Continue Reading]
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