Enochian Methodology: A Brief Synopsis

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You have to think about Enochian as ‘Magick that Angels Use‘. There is actually a huge difference between an Archangel, and the ‘Enochian Entities‘ contained within the system itself for example.

I agree with the point of view that ther’re perfectly “gentlemanly” (honourable, chivalrous, righteous) ways to go about your dealings with spirits. Enochian Entities don’t generally work in this format, and this is for a specific reason.

Enochian Entities are Forces of Magick … a Magick System used BY Angels in their work of creation on behalf of God. Real Angels are Direct Active Functions of God. Ther’re very few of these Actual Angels in the Enochian System, and most Angels people work with and experience directly are the classic Archangels. The Archangels were the original guardians of the Goddess, so they will always have a special relationship with humanity. You can have the closest thing to a ‘real relationship’ with Archangels … what we would think of as ‘person to person’.

So, Enochian Entities are in fact Forces of Angelic Magick. The idea that ‘every letter is a being‘, should really be ‘every letter is an angelic Force‘. When different combinations of forces are synthesized alchemically within the practitioner, the correspondent ‘Act of Creation‘ will occur in manifest/arising reality.

This is what the consequence is of saying metaphorically that ‘Enochian Entities have an Agenda’. They are truly and technically not ‘personalities’ at all. We give them names as a scientist would name elements on the periodic table; but ‘Enochian Entities‘ in truth, are actually components and ingredients for the magick of creation, the magick of angels. The only way to truly synthesize these components is in the body of the practitioner. This is also a consequence of saying ‘Enochian Entities‘ have an agenda; they use you as a bridge mechanic to increase the consciousness of God, The Lord … and we should really consider the concept of God, or The Lord in an exalted and high conception as we are capable of, at least giving it the benefit of non-quality and non-quantity, formlessness and without limitation.

Bridging the Angelic Forces in this way causes a Divine Transmutation in the practitioner. The whole idea that Enochian Magick is ‘dangerous’ comes from these facts, but just as thinking that ‘enochian letters are angelic beings’, these concepts are outdated. Enochian Magick is not dangerous … it is Real. You can experience permanent changes and open doors. The thing to remember is that, all mundane things being harmonious (living conditions, cash flow, healthy relationships with other humans, health, personal maintenance), the changes that occur are inevitable evolutionary experiences. Bridging between The Ideal and the Actual increases the rate at which the Ideal can more fully manifest itself in the Actual.

When I evoked the Kings and Princes of the Heptarchia Mystica; I felt the general effect was a work of Karma. I have personally struggled in my youth to understand how to feed my body and train my body to maintain health and wellness and a purely operating system. One of the huge things that just changed without any effort on my part was that this ceased being a struggle. I was never told any direct information that I followed by the Kings and the Princes. I simply found that deep habitual ‘programs’ in my personality were suddenly altered.

I also had deep experiences of Ancestral Integration through the Heptarchia Mystica. I worked some Magick on these Planetary/Pranic/Universal forces as well. If you read Dee’s ‘Five Books of Mystery’, the 49 Good Angels (benevolent forces, blessings) are delivered in their raw form on 7 tablets/tables (arranged in a cross on a bright circle with nothing in it) which are the Essential Elemental components of the benevolent/karmic forces. Composing my Ritual Intent in terms of Enochian Letters (as mantra), I then found the Elemental Tablet which encompassed the essential powers I needed, and traced a ‘kamea’ style Sigil. This Sigil, in the old terminology would represent an entity; but really then represents the force of creation that is my Intent.

Since I partake of the creation because I have a Divine Spark … I am the Creation, The Creation is in Me, I am in Creation, I am Becoming the Creation … the Sigil is then synthesized alchemically in my subtle energies; and the correspondent adjustment to the vibration of manifest reality occurs, and unique forms begin to arise. In a word, Art. I get my result.

Imagine a situation where the practitioner is somehow not aware of herself.. the alchemical reality of the Angelic Forces would seize upon that dissonance, and this dissonance would also become manifest as part of the result. The only way to undo this (unless of course its just a kink and you like the way the dissonance sounds), is to work on yourself internally. Changing your habits; becoming a better person … accelerating your own evolution.

The Heptarchy is based on an ancient arrangement of Universal Forces; the Scale of Seven. All of Dee’s work seeks to represent the sameness of humanity IN creation. So the work with Olympic Spirits in ‘Arbatel’ for example, is the same work as the Heptarchy. Dee just describes those aspects of Creation better than anyone. The same is true for the Simon Necronomicon. ‘Gate Walking’ is this work of Karma and Creation, of Behavior and Works and Art, and Action. When Tool sings about ‘stepping into the shadow”, and letting go of judgments when Saturn comes around … this is the aspect of the work they are talking about.

Very Jungian vibe of Individuation. Also, it has the character of initiation and is indeed properly an operation of the White Stone; the work of the neophyte to purify herself and consecrate devotion to the Great Work, the magnum opus.

The Great Table of the Earth has Transcendence written all over it. These Angelic Forces work by timing, groove, astrology, and intuition. They are guiding forces and work in a manner that is severe or gentle. They are more purely ‘practical’ in the sense that they deliver results easily … and they will shock the shit out of you with the consequences of their employment. There is an old saying about Enochian which I do agree with, and it goes something along the lines of ‘never bring a nuclear weapon to a knife fight‘. They certainly get the job done, but they also tend to accelerate everything they touch into synchronicities and inexplicable happenings that can completely alter your life path. This can be hella fun, and is a way of magickal adventuring, and harmonizing your work across many lifetimes. And this is why it is transcendental and astrological. The 4 main powers of The Great Table of Earth are Spirals, Spiral Force, or the wheels of the Chariot, which crosses the abyss (transcendence).

The Aethyrs are Essence. They are everything, they are in everything, everything is in them, and everything is becoming more like them. Even setting up a contact with these forces requires magickal training, discipline, and skill. They can show you many possible futures, and also many possible pasts. They can open many doors in the Territory of Time, and are connected to a Galactic Supermind … the Aethyrs are basically the Neurons and Synapses of God. It is in every way perfected Nature, but is also Divided Form in its Perfection. They are capable of anything, and are freely liberated.

Aurobindo expounds on the Aerial in “The Life Divine”:

the elementary state of material Force is a condition of pure material extension in Space of which the peculiar property is vibration typified to us by the phenomenon of sound. But vibration in this state of ether is not sufficient to create forms. There must first be some obstruction in the flow of the Force ocean, some contraction and expansion, some interplay of vibrations, some impinging of force upon force so as to create a beginning of fixed relations and mutual effects. Material Force modifying its first ethereal status assumes a second, called in the old language the Aerial, of which the special property is contact between force and force, contact that is the basis of all material relations. Still, we have not as yet real forms, but only varying forces.

So I think the thing to realize is the difference between angels, and the angelic forces you work with when using Enochian Magick. I think the best place to start is with John Dee’s Five Books of Mystery. Its the beginning for Dee too, and that book truly reads like a childrens story for communicating something way over the heads of the current development of the reader. Dee was incredibly smart and talented. All the instructions are there, just do it along with the reading of it.

This is the universal process of purification and karma release and shadow work which is simply required before moving on with the work.

 

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Definitely Enochian Magick can be viewed as an operating system, but that’s also true of any system whether it be philosophy or science or mysticism, etc. Most good systems however encompass much more than that. The basic 3 components of Enochian Magick are Heptarchical (Planetary), Great Table of Earth (Astrological) and Aethyr (Elemental). The method of employing angelic forces is a system, but the forces themselves are actual realities of creation which can be generated and synthesized alchemically in the practitioner.

It’s important to remember that Enochian Magick and Enochian Letters are ways of describing reality … so entities are not necessarily Enochian … we are just using Enochian as a language of mechanics, a science of magick.

there is a very important next step in magick. Contact is exactly what you want … but if you want to DO magick or alchemy or mysticism or yoga you have to ‘perenialize’ your personal material. In alchemy this is known as separating the dross from the fine. In all transmissions, there is a veil of our own personality.

To have natural talent and be naturally connected is the truest blessing for sure. But how are these gifts being transmuted and offered to humanity on behalf of ‘God’ … the Lord that you already are?

To make this bridge complete, you need to transmit this connection, and these entities/forces themselves can guide you in how to do that. Perenialization is then understanding the alignment with the perennial philosophy; which is:

The Perennial Philosophy (Latin: philosophia perennis), also referred to as Perennialism, is a perspective within the philosophy of religion which views each of the world’s religious traditions as sharing a single, universal truth on which the foundation of all religious knowledge and doctrine has grown.
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The term philosophia perennis was first used by Agostino Steuco (1497–1548), drawing on the neo-Platonic philosophy of Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499) and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463–94).

When you make this harmony occur, when you understand your own personal visions and connections in TERMS of, or in context of the perennial philosophy, you can then become a true bridge between the Divine and Humanity. This is in itself The Great Work.

This kind of practice (as opposed to the shadow work I mentioned before with the Heptarchical/Planetary/Universal aspect) is in line with the practice of Transcendence, which as I mentioned belongs in The Great Table of Earth/Astrological/Transcendent aspect. It is a work of the Soul, of Consciousness, of offering your deepest gifts, of Bhakti Yoga.

 

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it is important when working with the Governors  of the Aethyrs to understand that they are bridges between the world of form and the Aerial world of the aethyrs … which is itself formless. Visions such as Ben Rowe’s circle city are then entirely allegorical, and do not exist in the aethyrs themselves, but as a mechanism the governors use to bridge between the aerial realm and the world of form.

Crowley’s Vision and the Voice is particularly good for the Aethyrs, because the allegory recognizes itself as just that, and this is a really important difference. Most of his work in the Vision and the Voice is predicated on his Star-Sponge Vision which is very much a formless mystical experience, and describes very closely this realm of formless varying forces.

My specific point here is that the function of the governors is to translate the aethyrs into terms of mind, into something you can see in the spiritual vision. What you see is a symbol given to the mind so it can interpret a reality that is beyond mind. We cannot interact with the aethyrs using the terms of mind, we can only receive visions in a limited way to help us ascend beyond mind into the heights of the heavenly city. It doesn’t have to be Jerusalem or Circle City, or the heavily thelemic influenced Vision and the Voice.  Spiritual Contact and Mystical Vision are right and proper in their own sphere, the sphere of mind and spiritual vision. But it is not the thing in itself, it is only a dumbed down version from its actual reality, (which is formless). The form it takes in the mind of the practitioner is facilitated by the governors as a bridge mechanism.

The Following is Crowley’s brief writings on the Star-Sponge Vision, which encompasses his deep realization of the Aerial, and mentions how influential it was on his work with the Aethyrs:

 

THE “STAR-SPONGE” VISION
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There is a vision of a peculiar character which has been of cardinal importance in my interior life, and to which constant reference is made in my magical diaries. So far as I know, there is no extant description of this vision anywhere, and I was surprised on looking through my records to find that I had given no clear account of it myself. The vision developed gradually. It was repeated on so many occasions that I am unable to say at what period it may be called complete. I was on a retirement in a cottage overlooking Lake Pasquaney in New Hampshire. I lost consciousness of everything but a universal space in which were innumerable bright points, and I realized this as a physical representation of the universe, in what I may call its essential structure. I exclaimed, “Nothingness with twinkles!”
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I concentrated upon this vision, with the result that the void space which had been the principal element of it diminished in importance; space appeared to be ablaze, yet the radiant points were not confused, and I thereupon completed my sentence with the exclamation, “but what twinkles!”The next stage of this vision led to an identification of the blazing points with the stars of the firmament, with ideas, souls, etc. I perceived also that each star was connected by a ray of light with each other star. In the world of ideas each thought possessed a necessary relation with each other thought; each such relation is of course a thought in itself; each such ray is itself a star. It is here that the logical difficulty first presents itself. The seer has a direct perception of infinite series. Logically, therefore, it would appear as if the entire space must be filled up with a homogeneous blaze of light. This however is not the case. The space is completely full and yet the monads which fill it are perfectly distinct. The ordinary reader might well exclaim that such statements exhibit symptoms of mental confusion.
“… Each stage in the process was like the joy of a young eagle soaring from height to height in ever increasing sunlight as dawn breaks, foaming, over the purple hem of the garment of ocean, and, when the many coloured rays of rose and gold and green gathered themselves together and melted into the orbed glory of the sun, with a rapture that shook the soul with unimaginable ecstasy, that sphere of rushing light was recognized as a common-place idea, accepted unquestioningly and treated with drab indifference because it had so long been assimilated as a natural and necessary part of the order of Nature. At first I was shocked and disgusted to discover that a series of brilliant researches should culminate in a commonplace. But I soon understood that what I had done was to live over again the triumphant career of conquering humanity; that I had experienced in my own person the succession of winged victories that had been sealed by a treaty of peace whose clauses might be summed up in some such trite expression as “Beauty depends upon form”. It would be quite impracticable to go fully into the subject of this vision of the Star-Sponge, if only because its ramifications are omniform. It must suffice to reiterate that it has been the basis of most of my work for the last five years, and to remind the reader that the essential form of it is ‘Nothingness with twinkles.'” — From Crowley’s new comment to “Liber AL”, Ch. I, v. 59.
you can see that he is very specific about how contradictory the human terms and language become when trying to describe the experience. that is because it is in fact an experience of formlessness; aerial in character because you can see that everything that he tries to ‘define’ or ‘distinguish’ with words, doesn’t actually quite cover what he was experiencing in the vision. It requires a union of subject and object (samadhi) to even taste the experience, something that completely annihilates mentality and renders it silent and transparent. the visions of aethyrs are just so; dualistic symbols which attempt to encompass a reality that is itself without form.
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In Response to the mental / objective / hallucinatory debate in Magick

The main problem with any model or system soever is that it is either not inclusive of the total available reality, or reduces multiple co-arising realities into a single form or limitation.

There is so much confusion on what is actually happening when we do magick, that it is very difficult to tease apart the roughly 5 conversations that happen all at once when this topic comes up. I will do my best to be clear, although that usually never guarantees anything.

We can start by stating that as far as ‘hallucinations’ are concerned, everything is in its own way a hallucination. Granted, the gross matter reality we dream when we are awake and grounded in our bodies is a very difficult one to realize fully as illusory; but a good start is to recognize how a normal human being without any higher development or awareness lives completely and absolutely within their own illusion, with faulty ties at best to the consensus reality we inhabit as a society and multicultural planet.

One very important truth that gets people confused is that a ‘spirit’, or a spiritual being has a correspondence with some aspect of your make-up as a human being. This is usually where people who work with, see, or otherwise believe in spiritual entities get their panties in a bunch. The simple reality is that everything that exists outside of us, is in truth internal to our own existence. This doesn’t necessarily mean ‘mental’. Plant spirits are an excellent example. Communion with plants is possible based on the fact that the plant world is a component to the existence of mammals, and humans, and mind. Without plants, and plant spirits; your physical body would not exist … and as well, your mind would have no basis of life to grow out of, and so would also not exist.

This is the only thing that should be meant when we talk about dealing with spirits in terms of them being internal to our nature.

The second point is that spiritual entities can manifest in any suitable body that you give them to manifest in. This can be wind, rain, sunshine etc.; or plants, herbs, trees, fungus etc.; or animals, minerals, or other organic materials and foods, etc.; and they can even manifest in other inert objects like incense smoke as in traditional grimoire work. If you charge an energy field through magick and evocatory ritual, using all the proper correspondent tools and signs, and induce a magickal state in your own awareness … all these components taken together are the vehicle given to the spirit to manifest in, its body.

All of these things are matters of scale. When working with nature spirits, you don’t necessarily need to have a ‘conversation’ with them in a standard mental way. Since they correspond directly to components of your own being, their shared vibration communicates with your body directly. Perhaps the mind is used to translate this information into something more strictly human; but the congress between man and nature spirit requires no higher level cognition. These are matters of instinct and primal feelings and wisdom.

When we scale up to something like a Grimoire; its important to observe first the difference in materials required for that kind of work. Now instead of being in Nature, we are in a formal ritualized setting, using tools like a lion skin belt, wands, daggers, incense, chalk, and all kinds of other crazy man-made objects. The scale has increased to the mental. 

Just as nature spirits (natural entities) correspond with frequencies in your body’s vibration, grimoire entities; chaos magick servitors, etc., have correspondences in the psyche. This does not mean they are purely mental and in the operators head. They simply have a corresponding vibration in the mental capacity of the operator which is required as a component for the vehicle in which the spirit manifests in.

The problem always arises when we insist that it is either or.

Further, just as I stated that a massive amount of humans live in an illusion because they have no developed awareness to perceive reality as it is; the same is true for magicians. This leads us to a totally different aspect of the topic, which has to do with technique, and whether or not spiritual contact between a magician and a spirit has truly been initiated, or if it is being faked.

Most of the time, a magician who is even concerned about whether or not spirits/entities are ‘real’ or ‘in your head’ is only confused because they haven’t made actual contact yet. The stark duality and insistence that “spirits are either true or false” betrays the fact that no developed awareness is present, and the magician is under an illusion; and this is the true hallucination in magick.

The astral plane is simply a hallucinated projection of the contents of the mind. It can be very useful, but the same problem arises between astral travelers who can perceive reality as it is, and astral travelers who project a false reality onto their experience. If you can’t do some really spooky shit on the astral; like get information that you couldn’t possibly have known otherwise, or compel a person or event to present itself to you, etc.; than you are probably not seeing reality clearly, which means your imagination cannot properly compose the astral plane itself. Instead you get shells and shadows and you don’t even know it.

Same issue with entheogens. Some people have a light show and see the most useless garbage from their own baggage and stress … but people who know how to do spiritual work have deeply internal and permanently transmutational experiences.

The difference is in the awareness.

Proposition of the 3 Trumps (XXXI VIM TRIPLEX): A Response to Inquiry

c.f. XXXI VIM TRIPLEX

The proposition is that the entirety of the knowable (representative) universe can be demonstrated using known energy systems of the human body, namely, Prana, Chi, and Essence.

Prana is Planetary and Universal
Chi is Astrological and Transcendental
Essence is Elemental and Cosmic

The attributions of this trinity are extremely fluid, so that other 3-fold arrangements fit quite naturally, and interpenetrate the images themselves. An example of such an arrangement would be:

Kether – Sol – Essence
Chokmah – Luna – Chi
Binah – Terra – Prana

This interpenetration of various 3-fold arrangements is meant to be fluid, so like in the example above, each of the 3 images represent the 3 most exalted concepts within the representation of any given 1. Other trinities for meditation with these images include – 

being, consciousness, bliss
karma, bhakti, jnana
the good, the true, the beautiful
I, We, It
Nuit, Hadit, Ra-Hoor-Khuit

so on and so forth.

In practice, Prana encompasses planetary magick, the chakra system, and the realization of the universal oneness that involves itself in matter, and is the self same God that looks out from the eyes of animals, plants and trees, and all of nature and even inanimate matter. The same God we recognize as our deepest selves as well as the deepest self of All (etc.). Karma Yoga and seeing things as they are without the filter of ego or contracted self.

Chi is expressive, shiny, electric, and contains the unique richness of art and self-expression as a sexual and creative force and movement of nature. Whereas Prana is universal, Chi is transcendent and this is played out in our embodiment of the astrology in the fixed stars, and our souls journey and dance through many incarnations while remaining its unchangeable, permanent, and unique self. The connecting lines between the belt/vesica of the zodiac follow the order or the 12 meridians of eastern medicine. Bhakti Yoga and being yourself and giving your unique gifts.

Essence represents the distillation and cultivation of pure energies inherent in the elemental nature of the universe. It is the cosmic life-force and living god which is completely intelligent, and beyond any type of description. Totally trans-formative and evolutionary. The Godhead, and ultimate gnosis of jnana yoga. The doing of the Great Work and the actual living practice of alchemy and divine human transmutation. Its correspondences are the 8 extraordinary vessels of internal martial arts.

All the symbols in the system cover everything in western magick, vedantic mysticism, and eastern medicine. Its a 31 symbol system with obvious connections to regular style occult lurianic qabalah, the book of the law, enochian cosmology and mysticism, integral yoga, and other synchronic forms of trinity worship.

The Second Beast

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If we pretend for the moment that Jesus was a real person, than he was surely a Stellar Manifestation. Which is very interesting, because the Church purports to worship him as a Hero/Myth Demigod whose symbol is comically the ‘crucifixation‘ and limitation of that Stellar force. As the Rosicrucians have always understood, the true Stellar current is achieved by placing the Rose of Sexuality at the center of the cross. A true Christian understands that crucifixtions were happening left and right in Jesus’ time. A True Christian understands that Jesus attained a realization, and a tantric one at that. He wasn’t the only Magus of his time. There was also for an example Simon Magus, also baptized by John, who would be attended by whirling and dancing priestesses, whipping their chains ahead of his arrival and spitting up dust and fanfare.

The limitation of Jesus is that he had to be killed bodily to translate his vessel into Heavenly Matter. Comparatively, the Apocrypha of Enoch describes a man, the ancestor of Noah, who was taken bodily and alive into Heaven. He was translated to Immortal Divinity as he was, without need for a revolution cum persecution and execution of the bodily manifestation of the Stellar Force. Not only this, but such was the Creator’s love of Enoch that he was translated into Metatron. If you want to investigate the nature of this transmutation, turn your attention to the traditional Hebrew spellings of the name Metatron. Metatron’s name can be spelled with 6 or 7 letters, and their numerical equivalent and attendant gematria show mechanical keys; a physics of this ancient yoga and alchemy. Metatron’s cube also contains secrets and important mechanics, but they cannot be had simply by dancing under club lighting in the presence of one, or wearing it as a fashion statement. (lol, n00bs)

Metatron is the ‘Angel of the Presence’ (pure, present awareness, I-I), and is also known as a kind of lesser GOD; that for all intents and purposes (operations), Metatron IS God. Enoch ‘became’ Metatron while still in a bodily existence; he became God. The form of theoria & praxis that this Royal Art manifests in is always ‘Non-Dual’. Non-Duality, in very simple and blunt terms means that our mundane world of matter, samsara and suffering, Blakeego and separation, is literally and unequivocally the self-same as the Divine and Ideal realms. Nirvana is Samsara and Samsara is Nirvana, they are ‘not-two and not-one’, ‘neti-neti’, neither-neither’.

When Enoch was brought into heaven, he was shown a series of ‘Tables’, or ‘Tablets’ which contained the Magickal System of the Lord’s Angels, of Creation itself; and that is to say a subtle physics, a system of mechanics. Jumping ahead to the 16th Century, we find Renaissance man Dr. John Dee’s work to mystically retro-engineer Enoch’s Transmutation.  Angelic Magick, so-called Enochian, allows the avid seeker to contact the Angelic forces, the Angelic dimension. The Angelic dimension is itself the alchemical elixirs, or ‘Forces of Creation’ which make the transmutation possible. Let me say that again, the Angelic Universe itself is the ingredients necessary to transmute the practitioner in her own native dimension through an Angelic and Creative methodology.

But deeper thought must be paid attention here. Did either Enoch or Dee ‘require’ the magickal system to achieve the result? If you really think about it, these men didn’t ‘do magick’ or ‘alchemy’ in the way most people talk about and practice it. All the practice of these old systems is for sure extremely important as a foundation of habit, discipline, structured thought, and the continuity of the body of Magick; and to learn how it has been done before. But in every case, Magick and Magickal Systems are the result of the Transmutation, and NOT the cause. This of course presents us with a basic question. If Magick is not the cause of Transmutation, then what is?

Transmutation is caused by Contact. In Dee’s case, it began with strange sounds in the night and a serendipitous encounter with his ‘partner in crime’ Edward Kell(e)y. After this inciting incident, the instructions for the Magick, a process for continuing and increasing the Contact, were delivered in steps and stages by the source(s) of that Contact. Enoch of course was given instruction all at once until it was done. Perhaps a result of our descent into the Kali Yuga was the increase and stretching of linear time required for complete translation as our human perception was unable to bridge the Abyss between the Ideal and the Actual and pass beyond in bodily life.

The manifestation of the Stellar, or Galactic/Elemental force, the Sun/Star/Son in its most puissant and Androgyne of conceptions, the Crowned and Conquering Child. The Child is a generation field whose polarity consists of Infinite Space, Time, and Nature, Nuit, Kronos, and Pan on the Negative Arc; and Infinite Depth, Motion, and Heaven, Hadit, Hermes, and Thoth on the positive Arc. The formula of the child is not the suffering if IAO, but the natural growth and accelerated evolution of the Child FIAOF.

harpocratesAurobindo terms this non-dual transmutation as a reception of ‘Gnosis’:
“The gnosis does not reject the realizations of the lower planes; for it is not an annihilation or extinction, not a Nirvana but a sublime fullfillment of our manifested Nature. It posesses the first realizations under its own conditions after it has transformed them and made them elements of a divine order. The gnostic soul is the child, but the king-child (so Heraclitus, “The kingdom is of the child.”); here is the royal and eternal childhood whose toys are the worlds and all universal Nature is the miraculous garden of the play that tires never.”

In the garden we grow. The Sun is the energy of Life on our Planet. The bodily manifestation of the Stellar/Galactic force is an agent of accelerated evolution, to grow. The Stellar/Galactic force is the Human Soul in utter union with the Supreme Individual made manifest. There are also bodily manifestations of the Natural/Universal Force, as well as bodily manifestations of the Divine/Transcendental force. Each complex Human structure contains all of these realizations in not two and not one. Heaven, Terra, Human. The Body, the Heart, and the Mind. Works, Love, and Gnosis. Nuit, Hadit, Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Ain, Ain Soph, Ain Soph Aur. Being, Consciousness, Bliss. I, We, It. Personal, Universal, Objective. The Good, The True, and the Beautiful. Wisdom, Courage, and Power. Planetary, Astrological, Galactic/Elemental. In actuality, there is no definitive mechanic for pinning down the trinity. It manifests on all planes at all times, and its correspondences, its masculine and feminine interactions, can manifest in infinintely changing variety, or in solid continuous forms. It is something that in actuality cannot be accessed, but only experienced in real time. The Tao.images (1)

It is this ‘Real Time’ aspect which is the Summum Bonum of all practice and attainment. It takes us back to Metatron as ‘The Angel of the Presence’, and the reasons why realized humans produce magickal systems as a result of their Contact and Transmutation. As the Church continues to apply its long dead formula, brainwashing masses into (metaphorically) crucifying on site the Stellar/Galactic/Elemental force, it should be simple to see why the formula of growth requires a constant refreshing and renewing of perspectives. In Magick, formulas are subtle boundaries, and what they contain is slippery enough to contain anything soever. Magickal Systems will give you Contact, but once Contact is made, the transmutation requires improvisation, change, growth! Expressing yourself in the moment with naturalness devoid of any past conception of self. From nothing, True Personality spontaneously arises. As in Tantra we are asked to attempt new experiences, give in to the devil and realize he is none other than God teaching us our desires, and the secret keys to our kinks, our stored vistas of power.

Enoch walked with Angels, he dared the impossible, and became God. This is the true essence of being a Magickal Warrior Priest-Prince. It is knowing your divine right to live as you have chosen in your True Soul Personality. Your divine right to rule your garden, love its beings, cultivate them and grow together. Love things as they are but get your hands dirty and increase their capacity to contain Divinity. Your right to seek the impossibly real perfection of each arising moment, leaping with laughter from one perfection, to a new and still greater perfection arising with the movement and meaning of time. True Magick is a war waged over a vast country, waged with joy and vigor, transcended across many lifetimes and entrained in a glorious chorus of song.

Welcome to the Dance, get into the Groove.

10014986_700184136686389_1070778683_n~ Deuteron Therion

Love (Elixir Vitae)

ImageI’ve studied awhile now. By studying I mean all kinds of various wisdom traditions … chi gung, yoga, taoism, meditation, ceremonial magick, sorcery, alchemy, integral theory, enochian, kung fu, etc. I am a devoted career Magician. But if I’m honest with myself (and I’m very good at honesty), the thing that has propelled me along The Way since I was old enough to think for myself, is Love, and especially Falling in Love. A Falling when correctly understood is cognate with the territory of Time, as a precious and particular Cascade of Events related to the Brightness and Shining of pure Fire, Divinity. It is the non-dual Way of the Trickster/Fool.

My first teacher told me once that I had a mission when I described to her the inescapable path of my life. I loved her very deeply, and it was the first time that I witnessed how passionate heart love could be chanelled into the growth of spiritual projects, healing others, growing your soul, and remembering. She used to tell me “you are the future”. The translation of her name as an adept referred to an eastern concept of Mind. A higher and transcendent concept to be sure, but this concept of Mind had attributes that were of fire and flame, and passion; and was explicity placed in the center of the 4th chakra, the heart.

Sapiosexuality is a word that has recently come into a sort of vogue, and is generally equated with being turned on by cognitive intelligence. However the latin root ‘sapio’ when related closely with ‘sophia’ refers to Wisdom; and the wise know that The Hermit carries the lamp, as the tip of the yod; fire of fire, the spirit and passion of the heart, where the true Divine Spark resides. The Soul. And this is how it is for me.

The growth of my soul is its foolish journey, Falling in Love; empty headed and always assuring the joke is clearly on me. I have heard it said many times that to fall in True Love is something we should be lucky to experience even once in a lifetime. I have also heard it said many times that falling in love, infatuation and Limerence, is somehow a lesser spiritual proccess. I can only conclude from my own experience that folk who declare that falling in love is somehow antithetical or counter to the spiritual mission betray only their soul’s longing for the experience.

To be clear, I have never understood how the psychedelic experience of Falling in Love is not renewed and reborn between lovers who truly possess it. I feel deep empathy for lovers that fail the trials and somehow cannot make it beyond their blockages into the rebirth … and I feel yet more deeply for the majority of the human souls on the planet that have given up on True Love. Then again, the humor in the situation is that the karma cannot otherwise be undone, and this is a precise and technical aspect of Love under Will. I find great comfort in the knowledge that another lifetime is another chance; karma itself when understood is little more than a map of the inevitable.

You cannot just love everything with the kind of True Love here discussed, the true root of the sapiosexual, and the true expression of The Law of Love. There is a weak assumption in many spiritual circles that passionate, wild, entheogenic Love is somehow not ‘real love’. They will lecture you (as if such a ridiculous construct as words could account for True Love) on Unconditional Love, a Love that is unbound by attachment, freely given, totally open, and without boundaries. Unconditional Love is surely a Divine Power and is the birthright of all forms in the universe. Unconditional Love is given unconditionally whether it is acknowledged or not. It is in everything as a backdrop to arising existence. The very suggestion that something unconditional and unbounded can somehow be ‘expressed’ or ‘not-expressed’ is a performative contradiction. It betrays a duality that hides inside it the deep longing in the heart for the mighty draught of the sapiosexual elixir. All forms; all beings, are given Unconditional Love as a pre-requesite to their veritable manifestation. All Souls desire True Love, and True Love only exists under True Will, and is not given, nor is it won, freely.

Nothing hurts quite like living with such a reckless heart. I have been through my own psychology thoroughly, and remain completely aware of how my history on the planet has carved out my habit of such heart seeking. I am also fully in on the joke of my soul, which chose all of this from the beginning. No matter how many mystical, physical, transcendent, or any other kind of realizations that spiritual discipline has garened me …. I really don’t care about any of it in the face of True Love, and Falling in Love. Magick is really just the way I occupy myself in the off time of foolish heart adventuring.

Life is contantly surprising, and I adore surprises. It took me longer than it probably should have to realize that souls who follow this Way like me are extremely rare. It has been a process to accept the way I affect other human personalities around me. I tend more towards a solitary path for this reason, and generally avoid any sort of ‘ready-made’ systems of spiritual growth. I am allowed to be different, and Liberty is a precious thing. The Bodhisattva swears an oath to put off her ultimate realization until all Souls in our Universe can be liberated. You see them out in the world, being Saints, creating sustainability and being gardeners and shepherds for Terra and her Human Tribe.  Mine is the Way of the Arhat.  The Bodhisattva expresses perfection by becoming a force working for good within Nature.  The Arhat expresses perfection by simply being a Force of Nature. In the non-dual reality there is of course no difference between these approaches, neti-neti, Purusha-Prakriti, Nuit-Hadit, Ishtar-Shakti, etc.  It is the arc of polarity between perfections which is the alchemical substance of value.

ImageThe more I grow my energy, the more my soul power comes through my physical body; the stranger things seem to get. But the mythic image of myself that comes to mind is of some wild man in a mud wrestle. I get dirty, I get rowdy, in the mosh pit of True Mind, of Soul, of True Heart. Really the only thing I do is follow my heart, wherever it leads me. Parts of me are scared shitless, anxious, and self-conscious much of the time; but I’ve learned to always move towards whatever is causing those feelings.

So, after close to 15 years of practice in Magick; I’ve made a lot of great Art and cultivated Power and Knowledge; Arcane Wisdoms and Trans-Dimensional Experiences; Congressed with Angels and Embodied Demons; Unlocked All the Gates of Understanding and have become proficient in straight up Sorcery as a side-effect … and whatever else it is that we as Magicians find ourselves doing. But what really grows my Soul; what truly awes me and bears me witness the great Mystery of the Universe, is True Love. And when it happens, when I Fall in Love again, and again, and again … I laugh out loud at the absurdity of the Divine, of my Soul, of the Great and impenetrable Mystery; and all the Arcane Arts in all the worlds reveal themselves as grown up toys for rowdy girls and boys.

When it is said that Love is the Law, Love Under Will, that is what True Love is; and that ecstasy of existence, the spark that brings life and the vivifying essence of Alchemy; which begins the transmutation of first matter to Gold and reveals the immortality of experience, and the continuity of the omnipresence; is summed up fittingly when it is said that Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. In these secrets are the formulae of the Elixir Vitae. One draught of which is said to spontaneously complete the transmutation, or compress its evolutionary leap into the space of months. The Quest for the Grail as a suitable vessel for the Elixir Vitae is the occupation of many an ongoing operation in the Real World of Magick. Its formula is True Love.

Innocent Souls, Love one Another with Burning Hearts!

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Mental Stability in Magick

in some sense, the magician takes advantage of psychological ‘breaks’, and employs them for technical reasons. The reason meditation becomes important is because you need that context of true reality to do something like that in an artistic way.

even though we employ scientific method in magick; and that is to say you should be seeking to devise experiments which can prove your hypotheses about magick wrong; the results of magick do not always occur in the scientific domain.

it is important to remember that the artistic sphere co-arises with the objective sphere of reality. The simple problem and biggest mistake newcomers to magick make (to the detriment of their mental stability and ability to get on in the social world of normalcy) is confusing their artistic vision with what is ‘objectively real’. Your art, these royal and magickal arts are made objectively real by the way you behave and engage in the world; and are not made objectively real by musing about things or playing psychological games with your own wiring.

taking responsibility for yourself and your place in the world; balancing the planetary and pranic aspects of your nature (karma) as it were; is the first thing you must do. To avoid it causes problems because the awakening garnered by magick is a step process. Further, timing considerations need to be understood, and this has to do with your ‘groove’ in the world of form, your astrology (bhakti). The space where you are ‘in the zone’ and everything becomes possible. If you can achieve a balancing of planetary/karmic forces (grace) and apply the timing that is appropriate to your own peculiar nature through expressing and giving your unique gifts (bhakti) … you are perhaps prepared to actually have a meaningful gnosis, or trance of wisdom, which can provide real visions of true mechanics of the universe (jnana).

but all of that requires transcendence of each step, one after the other. Otherwise you lose your continuity with reality. Then you are just imagining things and the magick never becomes real; nothing extraordinary ever actually happens. It is absurd to think you are on to something in magick if your sense of joy, liberation, awe, and inspiration is not on a constant and spiraling increase, undefeated by the turbulence of the magickal current.

What’s My Name

The True Artist develops pseudonyms (masques) not as something to be thrown away, but as constant components to her complex existence to be integrated and transcended. When a completely new and radical unfolding in the artistic vision becomes apparent, where all old rote and rituals are suddenly and often violently rendered (not useless but) null; it becomes a sacred honor to consecrate this new awareness with a name.

In so embodying (inhabiting, remembering) this new transcendence, the artist must remain totally aware that the previous personalities of her now transcendental vision are still required as components in the maintenance of the new Genius thus attained thereunto. And the ultimate first calculation is a karma person such as it stood when the artist first began the habit of redefining and naming herself … apropos, all Genius requires the component of the original person you were programmed to be before you got to play your hand at hacking your own awareness.

By giving these states of awareness attained a name (masque), we can investigate their character by a process of objectification. In integral jargon: “the subject of your current state of awareness (subjective perception) becomes the object in the awareness of the higher transcendent state”. The proof of this occurrence is the negation of all conflicts experienced at the previous states. These conflicts may remain within the older, deeper, and component masques (pseudonyms); negation simply means they cease to leave a karmic trace … they now equal zero. This ‘equaling zero’ of the spiraling architecture of artistic personalities is called ‘transparency’. The metaphor here being of divine light, stained glass, nakedness and vulnerability, etc.

This process of the artistic evolution of Intellect has been alluded to everywhere by the wise because it is purposeful and is a process which is more accurately described as an operation (fnord). Some of my favorite axioms pointing to this secret can be found in Crowley’s “Love Under Will”, Wilber’s “Transcend and Include”, Falco’s “Arrow of Complexity”, and Dee’s “Hieroglyphic Monad”.

But what is important in Dancing the Masque is that there is a thread of continuity. That the Transcendent state comes ‘back to market’; befriends all the demons and enlists them in the honour guard; loves, embraces, maintains, and cares for all the previous states of personhood which are still so essential to the complex expression of artistic genius as it is right now. All masques must be given their proper timing and groove on the ballroom floor.

This may seem like a lot of work … and it is. But this way of working does not cost energy when the entire proccess is accounted. The act of transcendence radically liberates energies that had been locked away inside our unexplored kinks. This way of heaven, this way of immortality, purity and superiority was summed up by the most interesting man in the world when commenting on Masquerades:

“If the only thing that comes off at the unmasking hour is the mask, you have done something wrong.”

This is a good metaphor for transparency, and is a kind of vulnerable nakedness much more difficult than nudity. Its presense emits the sweet perfume of genius, intellect, myth, and artistry into the air like inscense. This is the eros and eroticism of all true sapiosexual potion; because the consciousness (soul) is the seat of transcendent wisdom. And the infinite of consciousness can paradoxically contain the void incomprehensibleness of pure Intellect; pure Wisdom, and that is Big Love. And the body in gross matter, ludicrouslly paradoxically can contain all of this; and that is power and bliss, and force and light.

This is why having the names of yourself and others remain in your pure heart is power. This is how developing a relationship with your global-centric self can allow you to put the entire planet and its complex symbiotic ecosystems into your pure heart. And this is how wisdom inhabits courage and acts in power. Through alignment, through timing, groove. Heat and Moisture, Vital Force and Subtle Electricities; the transmutation happens right on time.

Stay Thirsty, Stay Foolish.