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‘dangerous’ comes from these facts, but just as thinking that ‘enochian letters are angelic beings’, these concepts are outdated.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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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.

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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.

~~~ The Thunder of My Giving ~~~

the world is shifting
and initiation appears
awkward and terrifying
because all that came before
is rendered mute

and you open, then close
contract like the yin
for within is a pure dot
of rising yang brilliance
made stronger by your falling

and the queen of hell is after you
because of her protection
of me garnered by
coffee, nicotine, red wine, and rum
I promised a garden of fire after all

purity untouched by rejection
so easy once words are delivered
you better destroy the link
made magickal by gifting and accepting
because the rebound is after you

not about me
no one needs me
just the world needs me
so much bigger, wider
than sleepy eyes can see

I’m laughing at my simple game
so serious and real
you think you know Babalon?
hahahahahahaha
here she comes little sister, listen how she cums!

thus ends the lesson

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The Taxiarch Archangel Michael

“If you see a Class V demon on the street, what are you going to do?”

It hit me right at that moment. The beautiful and nimble grandmother of Cherokee blood had just called me out in perfectly magickal terms. This Being who for the past day had erased my ability to think with my feminine brain with every action she took, every word she spoke, and every gesture of subtle energy which I in my ignorance could hardly even detect. I understood why she was a he and her name was Michael. An Archangel had come to teach us, to be with us, to talk with us and share with us.

“Are you a slayer?” Michael looked at me knowing the answer before he even asked. Pouncing on a golden lynx, nimble and supple as a cat in his own right, which seemed completely ridiculous in the robust and Aged to Wisdom Body Michael had chosen, just another stroke of Divine Humor which couldn’t help itself, a mere side effect of being an archangel acting in 3d.

You couldn’t talk to Michael using your cognition. No, it was required that you use pure dreaming. Magnified by the Cherokee traditions coursing through the blood of the host, we were on a shamanic journey and falling into each others trance. Michael befriended me because I loved him openly and joyfully. And what treasures he provided for me, unlooked for by me, and still as yet largely incomprehensible. The seeds of an Archangels wisdom and transmissions are fully realized in the moment and yet extrapolating themselves exponentially over an unfolding time I can now pass along as if by a silvery chord and thread.

He wants nothing more than to slay demons, the forces of impurity, always. Creatively expressing himself, and using his incomprehensible vision to describe to us our past lives, the wounds and trials we faced; before bidding us to extract the trace, the karma, the demon … undoing us all with gestures and improvisations completely profound. Around the ritual fire, as we prepared the ad-lib ceremony space, Michael was playing with his electronic lightsaber. He had brought 5 items to the altar to consecrate, charge, and link the energy. The most interesting of which was of course the lightsaber. He brought a spaceship helmet as well. Who are we for even a second to question the same being who donned the robe of a crone, and so easily doled out fractal pieces of the Graal, as long as you were willing to accept a treat from a strange old crone that is …

A silver blade, and a golden blade, and a book of ceremonial initiation. The hum and vibration of these 3 particular ritual artifacts was somehow and inexplicably connected to the rhythm of the earth herself. A rhythm you could hear in Michael’s walk, and a rhythm he could teach you to feel simply by connecting you to the last ceremonial objects he brought with him. Not on the alter, the sixth and seventh objects were a Cherokee Community Drum, and an Ivory chestpiece. Completing a circuit of forgiveness between the trail of tears and the illuminated initiates who first came to develop our great and beautiful country. Michael’s particular manifestation in this part of time having the dual effect of healing the deep strife left on the land by the mistakes of the primitive men who nonetheless seeded and founded these great United States.

He lectured me on internalization of symbols, on making real, and bid me approach the Templar blades. He asked me to choose one and pick it up. I liked how pretty the silver blade was, so I took it up in my hand, unsheathed it, and performed some basic ritual movements, feeling its beauty. Then Michael asked me to pick up the golden sword. I was shocked to find that when I touched it, a vibration coursed through my forearm … and as I unsheathed the golden blade I understood the intention behind the lightsaber. I could almost hear the sound of an energetic phasing powering up when that charged blade was released from its scabbard into my hand. I looked at Michael and he addressed me sternly, “now tell me when you are going to stop waiting and step into the lead.  Someone must lead”.

Michael was getting ready to depart when I met him. And indeed, he has not decided still whether or not he will stay. But we certainly asked him to. To stay and fight with us, against the many faceted and many headed and many wiled demon which is the ultimate calamity against humankind. In fact he came to train us so that he could go on another adventure … to places and planes of existence barely contemplated against or looked for, or required for the magnum opus of humanity. Angels may have functions, but the broad scope of their dominion is still in many ways and in some sense far beyond the bridge nature of humanity.

It was after midnight, at the feasting and the drinking after drawing down the moon. He looked at me, I was already happily and perfectly drunk. “If you see a Class V demon on the street, what are you going to do?” He wanted to go demon slaying of course, right now, after dinner before the dessert was served. The champagne had lit a glorious passion in his eyes. He stood up to speak, but could not be heard over the din, and happily did not use his real voice to get our attention. Instead I struck the brass of the ritual chalice, which sent out the vibration and tone of the ritual energies themselves and silence fell about the room. I may not be slaying demons with Michael tonight, but at least I can open the ceremony for him!

“For know that it is better to fall on my blade and perish than to make the attempt with fear in thy heart! How will you enter the circle?” … it was only M and I who raised our glasses in a resounding and boisterous cry of “With Perfect Love and Perfect Trust!!”. And Michael had the ritual space he needed to slay demons. And as I took my favorite position to be in; quiet, sitting, imbibing alcohol and quietly pondering a job well done; the full realization settled in on me.

The Archangels are here among us.

Core (la lune est toujours la)

The relaxed abdomen method is not a tenable approach for the magician. Relaxing the abdomen is practiced for a variety of good reasons. When you relax your abdomen and breathe deeply into it, your brain wave relaxes into hypnogogic trance states. Abdominal breathing in this way can give you the ability to sense subtle and dream forces in the waking world, by generating an abundance of alpha and theta brain waves. Not only this, but a passive sense of well being and neutrality are also cultivated in the thoughts, and a sense of ‘flow’ and contentment is also a common result of a devoted abdominal breathing practice. Lots of stretching can deepen this state.

This state is the preferred state for the civilian. Such a state cultivates a willingness to go with the flow and meld together into a strong sense of community mind, thereby creating a strong egregore which can be further utilized. Plasticity is the best possible state for the citizen. Thaumaturgy requires willingness, and a relaxed abdomen keeps you willing and able to follow orders. Egregore will be sold as supermind; stop buying.

Nature spirits become objectified through projection, and the body and mind fracture. Suddenly, masturbation is spirit relation, and the universe is caressing my body, rather than my body caressing the unknown. This is the problem with projection, the astral is not objective. The egregore is a social agreement, and it isn’t anything new for a group of humans to sacrifice their vital force because they became convinced the thrill was enlightenment. In fact, this kind of operation and application is par for the course. I am happy to see it … it’s just that I for one am not for sale in such a manner. My vital force has its own purpose, its own soul directive, and its own rules. I also feel compelled to share with others on the path that Magick requires personal strength; leave the pre-rational cosmic pool to the civilians. Real spirituality in Magick is a positive war, where all that is not Purity is violently and immediately ended.

And the positive need for strength as a magician brings me back to truth, the body. The abdomen is the strength of the body. To cultivate this strength, the abdomen must be vacuumed, the core and abdominal muscles must be engaged, the anus tightened gently and sealed, the spine pulled tight in both directions. This is taking command of the body, and is the beginning of fusion. When the abdomen is relaxed, energy is sensed. When the abdomen is vacuumed, energy is fused.

When you sense energy in a passive way, with a relaxed abdomen, you then react to it based on a dream from your own internal habit of beauty, you apply meaning to it based on your brains habit of thinking, or whatever thaumaturgic effects you happen to be dwelling on at any given time. When energy is fused in an active way, you move with it without bias, from your spine, as it is, in its pure and primal form. The universe opens and closes, rises and falls, moves forward then back, then in, then out. The universe does, and then it doesn’t. A relaxed abdomen always opens, never hinges, doesn’t know how or when to close. Making choices from this relaxed state becomes difficult unless such choices are molded to the egregore, or the memory of being in the womb, and this is your first clue that supermind is more than egregore, and more than a cosmic pool where no one has to suffer.

Without fusion, cultivation cannot occur. Cultivation is a precursor to distillation, and the resulting essence is then stored in the body, in a specific and structured matrix of 8 which is further itself fused to the lunar current and its phasing. This is a true method of subtlizing the body … Which then turns the body into a magickal weapon. Charged, consecrated, and sacred. A perfectly magickal approach to perfecting the great work in the body. Objectively real because it involves the translation of the body as a method of checking results. Perfectly efficient because it requires no outside methodology of ‘tech-prep’ nor does it require the use of artifacts. It should not take too much imagination to understand that such a subtle and technical approach to the strengthening and maintenance of the body allows partnering combinations for the creation of spiritual elixirs, the charging of intention, the contacting of Theurgic forces and principles, and true congress and symbiotic exchange with galactic personalities. This is the highest of alchemical arts and requires skill, timing (groove), discernment, and discretion from each individual; and time (nodes). And a fair amount of kink. Discipline is not for everyone.

The foundation of all of which is strength. Foundation, the molten core, the alchemical furnace, the 9, the moon, yesod, the abdomen. It was a woman who brought the wisdom of abdominal strength. It is through the vacuum in the abdomen that the true wisdom of Sophia, and of Babalon is consummated. And when the moon is full do we contact the Hard energy, the 3 solid lines of heavenly sky, of synchronic forces. And in the body as Imperial Fire. The true spiritual fire which always comes to trump the ministerial fires of yin and yang. The Imperial Fire of Wings and Ram, of Governance and of Rising Force; and the small intestines. The light of the hermit, the tip of the Yod. I salute the God within.