By Robert Fitzgerald
Aleister Crowley's imprecise Liber 231 is still one in every of his such a lot enigmatic got magical texts, and one whose genesis at once issues the workings of astral magic and trance-mediumship. a meeting of mask is the summation of direct magical workings with the Genii of the Domes, the spirits governing the printed secret of Liber 231, and serving because the wards of the main Arcana of the Tarot. Fulfilled by way of the writer over a interval of a decade, the twenty-two evocations of the Genii of the Domes display a patterning of strength and gnosis heretofore little-explored within the perform of the paintings Magical. The ebook commences with the author's advent, entitled "By Seal and Sphere: A Treatise on Astral Magic". the guts of the paintings is constructed from twenty-two oracles, every one of that is observed by way of a remark and a distinct Queen Scale sigil derived from the paintings. The ebook additionally contains numerous illustrations by way of artist-author Barry William Hale of Fulgur constrained. Of curiosity to students of Thelema and practitioners of ceremonial magic, accumulating stands as an outré magical checklist of the Divinatory artwork
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But the Christos is not here, but languisheth in the Waters of Nun. The Fish hath been caught in my nets, and its body divided among the Faithful. Zagreusgiveth it away as he passes through the Vesica of the Lady who upholds Him. Listen to the sound. It is the Vibration of mine Word. My Word is a Dagger as long and as wide as the Universe. Let the Truth be known therein. For there is no other Sound and there is no other Truth. Let the Truth comeforth from behind the Veil of the Breath. Even unto the Lie which bears its name: One.
And the Three Eyes are of the Brethren, and the Three Eyes are of the Highest: Mother, Father and Crown. Yet is all this Theory and Jestfor the vowels are instead the sound ofmine Logos becoming manifest below the Abyss. And the Fire of Creation sustains all, throughout the Limit and the Limitless and upon the Table of Union whereof it wast given name by the Holy Angels of God at the changeless Beginning. My Name and my Logos are One and the same: the Word that descendsfrom the Light to the Mother is Silence.
I leave off any interpretation here, as the subject may be studied in great detail elsewhere. Suffice it to say it represents 'enlightenment', and both 'Eye' and 'Triangle' represent Phallus and Kteis, respectively. The imagery shown and spoken of by the genius is classic to the Star trump, except for the Flashing Sword. Note, however, that the Flashing Sword upon the Tree of Life descends in a zig-zag pattern touching every sephira from Kether down to Malkuth. In its position on the Tree, the Star connects Chokmah to Tiphareth, the Father to the Sun.
A Gathering of Masks by Robert Fitzgerald