Creating the Inner Temple

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

We all know as magicians that visualizations are the key to contact the higher worlds. In the basic training we start with simple visualizations and calming  the mind in order to get a steady image. A calm mind is required because when we get distracted all the time nothing happens. When we are progressing on the path we become more and more able to visualize complex pictures. One step further we can visualize in 3 dimensions. When one is on this level and is able to hold the image and space for a longer period of time we can progress in visualizing our Inner or Temple.

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We start simple with a personalized environment like the floor, the walls, the ceiling then we continue to add our magical items in it. It also can be something natural or very abstract. Over time this temple becomes more and more vivid. When this level is reached we are able to do rituals and other practices in this temple. One of the things what happens is that this temple is also a place wherein we are able to contact beings on all kind of levels and also the so called Inner plane Adepti. What happens is this. Because we create an astral temple it also establish a connection with all the others who do so as well, plus we can tap into the ancient currents we seek connection with. All the mages of the past and present do this Work and that makes it easy to connect to others as well. The beginner think, oh this is just imagination, its not real. Usually our Ruach, our rational thinking , makes the standards what is real or not. But this is one of the barriers we have to overcome. Ultimately its all an illusion[1] (Maya) but we as magicians should be able to work with the illusions in order to create our own universe as a tool to attain illumination and thereby destroy everything to gain a new level of existence.  But because we are not used to it and when one is not familiar with this its far from the truth. This world is as real as the material world but it’s a fluid world. And we should adapt ourselves to this level. Kabbalisticly speaking we acting in the world of ‘Yetszirah’ formation and beyond. One should be able to pierce the veil of Paroketh. Another things what happens is that sometimes visions occur or things appaear in the environment that is not visualized but has an excistence it its own. This is a sign you do the job very well. Then the interacting starts with the other world (s).

It takes time to get used to it and to perfect this method but once its there it easy to slip in and out and do rituals and workings there, like healing, gaining information, get teachings, fixing issues, get information about symbols, objects, regenerate etc etc. Everything is possible. The only limit is our imagination. When done effectively one experience this immediately in our physical world (Assiah). The inner planes alsotest  us if we are worthy to do this type of work.  This is a real initiation in itself.

In my personal experience its an ideal way of get rid of distortions and stress when one is at work. Or when one is in a very stressful situation. Or a means to heal oneself and others. When I did this then I have an instant effect. Sometimes I even do this when I’m in a crowded metro with my eyes open. The ability is strongly connected to the other articles (hidden meaning of symbols and Spectre) I wrote since all is strongly interconnected. As in all cases Spectre plays a great role in this as well. Needless to say is that we can use all our inner senses on this plane and that only makes the connection stronger. Like smelling the insense, feeling the tiles, hearing sounds and taste the wine. It’s a start to travel to all kinds of worlds and to explore all kinds of worlds. I wish you a good journey!

Love is the law, love under will.

©Frater Parusha


[1] When something is an illusion that will not say that on this plane (assaiah) its not ‘real’ as such. Every ‘plane’ has his ‘realness’ since on that plane we function it all depends on the perception and state of mind. Knowing that ‘reality’ is changeable means that we can create what help us and others on the Path. Only beyond the Abyss there is union.

The hidden meaning of symbols

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

This essay is about symbols Inspired by a chat I have had via Facebook chat.

These insights are applicable on all kinds of archetypes and all other occult symbols. But also can be used on other things.

Concerning symbols there are different ways to read their meaning. The conceptual meaning is materialized in matter, in this case the symbol. Behind a symbol is an enormous reservoir of meanings developed over sometimes thousands of years. At the first glance it seems that a symbol is just a concept or image but that is not the case. Symbols can also represent energies that are developed by thoughts (thought forms) and repeated use for a certain purpose. Those thoughts can be emotions as well. Like for example the swastika. A symbol used in the east for positive purposes and later abused by the nazi’s .

To read symbols by its inner meaning one need to be in another state of mind, in a trance state so to speak. Observing symbols but also objects from this state of mind reveals many other worlds that there are hidden therein. Those trance states produce new images and experiences. It opens worlds that seem to be not ‘real’ but are real on the subtle levels of consciousness. To read this hidden images and experiences is the ‘occult’ menainf of that particular symbol.

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The process can be reversed as well. A symbol, or item made by the magician  can be charged by a certain energy the magician desire to charge it with. This can be done in different ways, the most common is by ritual. In a ritual the magican also enhance his/her consciousness and in this trance state the energy can be directed to the object. In this way amulets and talismans can be charged. Someone who is sensitive enough can feel those energies when heshe hold the object or look at it. A lay person most likely feels nothing consciously but unconsciously since the ‘sub conscious’ receive this energy without knowing it. And respond accordingly. The problem with the lay person is that his chitta of mind stuff is too agitated. This brings a lot of distortion and therefore one cannot see it clearly. Sometimes they say they feel attracted to a certain object or symbol without knowing why.

When the magician has the knack of charging its easy for him/her to charge objects. The connection with the higher levels of consciousness is established and easy to project. Nevertheless it takes many years of hard work and training to gain this ‘knack’.  Its like playing a violin, at the start its very difficult but when one Is on a certain level one only have to keep in shape by practice in order to play the instrument. It looks like it takes no effort to play it. This is one of the problems nowdays that people have the impression that one can learn those things by reading a few book and after a couple of years. But we all accept that a concert violist should practice 6-8 hours a day. Out craft takes many hours of practice as well and on top of it its even more difficult since we are the object of the training. We are the ones that should reflect and work on ourselves in order to gain this ability. Which is a side effect of inner awakening. Its not a goal but one of the things that comes up when one trains humbly and with integrity without the lust of result.

This training to tap into this higher consciousness by magical training and meditation. This chance one perception and one becomes receptive. Then images are not just a concept any more or a paradigm. But beyond this. Meditation (calming the mind), visualization, skrying in the spirit vision, and inducing  a trance state connect us to this level. Our rational filter (Ruach) our thinking mind, our hang-ups and  thought habits limits our perception. We should go beyond that. As long we can’t do that we can’t perceive this hidden meaning. Our ego prevent this.  As Gurdieff said we are asleep and we should wake up. In an ordinary state of mind we see the world like we look at it through a very small hole. Every time we make a step forward the hole becomes bigger. And then we have small glimpses of what is called illumination. Also we have to deal with our dark side so to speak. “Spectre” also prevent our progress. That is his job. So knowing what our dark side is and explore it is needed in order to work with it. It are the two sides of one coin. Overcoming ‘fear’ fear that is induced by Spectre is a big step forward. There are number of methods, Yoga, tantra, mediation, rituals etc what I said before. But when it comes to actually doing it people get scared and give up. Its is so close to ourselves that we are scared of it. We are not used to that. When we look at science, science looks outside. Project things outside ourselves. That is what we do in our education too. As long as we are not really involved we feel safe. This keeps us trapped in the matrix so to speak. But really coming in terms with ourselves, connect to our self, our True Self is very hard work and difficult for us, at the same time it is always there but we are not aware of it. We don’t reconise it and thus its called ‘being asleep’. The unity of the will, desire and belief as Grant calls it. Imagination and will are the keys to it. Shifting our awareness, obtain another state or altered state of consciousness.

Ultimately the process and accomplishment of the ‘Great Work’ is to obtain Unitiy, solve duality by crossing the ‘Abyss’. This awarenes from the ‘different point of view’ is what we should accomplish. The so called state between dreaming and dreamless sleep which Grant called the “Mauve zone”  by the means of dream control.  As Kenneth Grant wrote:

‘ The universe, as the word itself declares, is a single world. The duality of subject/object does not obtain in that state: ‘it is as it is. […] in the forefront of consciousness should be held firmly the awareness that all is seen or experienced is a manifestation of the Self, not ‘my’ -self or ‘your -self, or any specific self. Th eterm Self signifies only objective Consciousness; it is therefore without Subject, or it may be considered as pure subjectivity, There will be experieneced a gradual, in some cases a sudden, change of viewpoint, a sign that the centre of awarenessis shifting from the phenomenal to teh noumenal, from the world of appearance to its underlying reality. The Great Work consists in the stabilising of this state of awareness. All sense of difference will vanish, until the ultimae difference is finally abolished’. (Kenneth Grant, Outer gateways, p 151).

Love is the law, love under will.

 

©Frater Parusha

Words and phrases.

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

We all know that words and phrases have power. Its known in commercials but also the student of the occult knows that words and phrases can be very powerful. For good and for bad. Nothing wrong with it of course. But, what we observe especially in the occult world but also in others parts of occultism people tend to copy phrases without exactly knowing what it means, nor have real experience with it. Then a word of phrase becomes a ‘phantasy’. My wife was reading in a book from Osho about Tantrism (Tantra het allerhoogste inzicht Nederlandse vertaling) and also Osho mentions this in that book. Ouspensky even created a ‘word’ about this phenomenon . He called it ” imaginazione’, (imagination).

If someone came to him and expressed about his inner experiences and started with ‘my kundalini has risen’ or  I’ve seen the light, my chakra’s are open’ he stopped immediately and said “Imaginazione”. What do you mean (the individual said)? He said  ‘the illness of the imagination’, you walked into a trap. Stop!

To express experiences in words  we use metaphors, because the unutterable is difficult to express in plain language. When we read poetry its just imagination, the imagination of the poet. Nothing wrong with it. When its about science we stick to facts and repeated experiment to test ones thesis. But in the inner world, our inner deep experiences, it very hard to express it in plain words. Then images come in, symbols, paintings, drawings etc. Images are the bridge between the phenomenal world to the spiritual world. That is why visualizations are so important. I noticed it also when I did the ‘Abramelin Working’ and now afterwards. Certain experiences are very hard to describe and experiences continues mixed in our daily life.

The point of this writing is that these days and I guess as long as tere are people there are groups of people who express themselves in  the words others used. For example; my heart chakra is blocked, or ‘my Holy guardian Angel’ said this and said that, or the Kundalini has risen. Or I’m under a psychic attack (when something goes wrong). This group of people ‘imagine’ that they have those experiences, its phantasy. Its repeating parts of phrases or words from others because the ‘think’ they have had the same experience. In other words they parroting what others who are in authority say or those who they think are in authority.

So when does one knows its a genuine experience? There are a few signposts that are based on my experience about the subject:

  • the experience came unexpected and has an unique implication. or came after a long and thorough Work but manifested in an authentic way (not fabricated).
  • the person who experienced it don’t talk (much) about it or only talk about it to those who he/she trust.
  • its not a phrase or word dropping to impress others, or to convince they do matter and are significant as well.
  • its very hard to express in words, it sometimes finds ways to express itself that can be very unexpected.
  • it takes many  years before one has the ‘knack’ to really ‘know’ its real or imagination. Especially beginners drop words and phrases from others all the time. (just look around on facebook groups or forums)
  • Daily hard practice for many years backup by loads of knowledge (books and inner realization) are the best ways to test the authenticity of an experience.
  • inducing a true state of trance (samadhi) since in this state information comes naturally from another plane and thus weed out phantasy as such. Of course every level of trance state induces other forms of energy and information. 

Like its takes many many years of study and practice to become a concert violist. That last one everyone seem to understand, but when it comes to occultism one think to know after reading a couple of books. We see this phenomenon on all levels in all types of religious, occult, new age groups.

So be on your guard when one hear oneself drop words and phrases that are not real experiences. Its a trap and leads to delusion and when it really goes wrong to madness. Its doesn’t solve ones real inner issues, which real realization do. Real realization extinct all those dysfunctional behavior patterns that bars us to become illuminated. That makes our Path so hard, so difficult but so rewarding as well!

Read in relation to this subject also the chapter ‘Trance’ from ‘Little essays toward truth’ from Aleister Crowely.

Love is the law, love under will.

 

 

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Spectre

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

All aspirants on the Path will sooner or later be confronted by the being that some called ‘the shadow’, others the double, Doppelgänger. Also its described by Steiner in his “Knowledge of the higher worlds’. Its also a theme in the classic ‘Zanoni’. The fact is that it is not a matter ‘if’ but a matter ‘when’. By most people when they are not initiated this being reveals itself when they die. AT the moment of death this being manifest itself as well. But then its too late to do something about it unless one knows what to do. Therefore people want to clear the conscience in the phase just before death. Which is obvious. Come in terms on what one has done in life comes back, the double feeds itself on negative behavior. More negativity the bigger and stronger this being is.

This being also described in the book ‘The Zelator’ by Mark Hedsel. Its a very important part of the Work that should be overcome. And when its isn’t one never can make real progress and in some bad situations one gets more and more dragged into negative behavior.

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What exactly is this being? Its a part of oneself that is fed by negative thoughts and deeds and isn’t interested in spiritual progress at all. Its cunning but cold hearted. It actually don’t care about others. Real progress on the Path, not matter what traction one follows the result is that one is more and more open to others, better capable of seeing the bigger picture, being more kind, more flexible and willing to help others. All positive characteristics that fits a human being that is evolved. This ‘shadow’ being is actually the opposite.  Methods of overcoming this are diverse and there is not ‘one’ remedy. Because this being is part of oneself in the negative sense. During the process of initiation it becomes more and more clear what this being is, and what one can do to transform it. Its therefore important to be in a position to have a proper guide ( in ones system) to guide the aspirant through this process. My self encounter this being about 10 years ago when I was in the process of ‘inner alchemy’. Its was a real shock to meet this ‘being’ it encompass the horror related to ones personal idea what a horrific being is. Its can come in many forms and all those forms are projections form the mind when its about the form. the nature of this being is another story. I was fortunate enough to have the help that was required and thus was able to solve this issue. I have to say that my life never is the same after that.

One should take in consideration that this being is very, very cunning and is very manipulative nine times out of ten one has no idea the ‘double’ or ‘spectre’ as William Blake called it is pulling the strings. An ordinary person has no idea and therefore people are easily victim of negative behavior when manipulated also from outside. It feeds from negative actions and thoughts. This is one of the reasons sometimes people do things no one ever expected they will do. This is common knowledge in the esoteric psychology. But its not in the mundane world. To sum up some signposts when this being is pulling strings:

  • negative behavior (destructive thoughts and behavior).
  • depressing thoughts
  • low self esteem, or opposite in extreme.
  • violent.
  • egoistic.
  • narcistic.
  • negative thinking.
  • cruel to others including animals or oneself.
  • lying.
  • manipulative.
  • not really interested in others. Only personal gain.

This is why that our diary is so important since its can reveal parts of this signs in behavior. One of the biggest problems is when one hunt this being. This so the worse thing one can do. So be warned, don’t hunt it, don’t seek it! When done it will get you and will harm you very much, this being is much more cunning then you. It will reveal itself when the time is there, this revelation can be shocking. Its a subject that isn’t talked about very much in the outside world and easily overlooked. Dealing with it in the wrong way can be very dangerous. Same as provoking it from others. It can make people very violent. I have seen cases, also at my work when this being is provoked and the person had no idea what happened. It really take you over. How many people don’t say: ‘Oh! did I do this? or ‘I wasn’t myself’. A big change this being was in charge at that moment. Its also said that at more spiritual evolved persons it takes much longer before it manifest. By those who aren’t much evolved it comes very quickly. They give up very soon, get angry or have all kind of ego issues with others all the time. They want to change everything, want to impress etc etc.

This is why we do our daily practices, meditations, rituals, prayers, training the mind. Since when we become more and more aware what is going on inside we get more grip on ourselves and our inner life. This results in a better grip and control in the outer world. Only with overcoming this we can climb hight upon the mountain of initiation.

Important Note.

Its very important to embrace this being, to merge with it  in order to become a full initiate. Not to reject it, or try to destroy it because it a part of ourself, its a part we need to become complete. We should come into terms with it and that is the task of the magician to accomplish. Therefore its a very importany task of the magician to deal with it properly as part of the Great Work. At the end ‘good and evil’ are One. Its all a part of the illusion that there is duality as such.  But its even something that should be expand to to a larger consciouness. Like in our microcosmic, it in the macrosomic as well, ultimately they are One as well. There is the Tree of Life and its counterpart the Tree of Death. Both sides need to be explored. It has nothing to do with a place one should avoid as many think becasue of our upbringing in a old ‘Christian’ worldview and supression of the ‘forgotten Ones’ and  that we should destroy evil. Our society always want to us to see the world in ‘good an bad’ but it are both sides of one coin. Social conditioning makes this task even more diffucult to get rid of those hangups. So exploration and coming in terms with of the so called ‘dark side’ is as important as the so called ‘good side’. The so called ‘forgotten Ones’ as Kenneth Grant calls them, are supressend in our subconscioussness (mainly by Christianity) for about 2000 years as long as wel are not coming in terms with them they will take it over when one is not balanced. We see all over the world what that brings us, wars, dictators, rape, murder etc. Surpression is not the answer and only makes it more dangerous. The both sides are needed to become ‘One’ to become ‘None.

 

Love is the law, love under will.

 

©Frater Parusha

 

 

The Great Work and priorities.

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

We all know that our ego is full of excuses. When certain work needs to be done what is good for us the ego protests. Over the years I saw many variations from students but also in my personal development I encountered them too. Beside the ego there are some other factors that prevent us from doing the Work. That are expectations from peers, family, job etc. This who have a busy social life have very hard times to create time for doing the Work.

Another factor is ‘Karma’  (internal = thinking patterns  and external = conditions/ situations that come back again and again ) and tests that come from the higher order the so called third order. All those factors make it extremely hard to do the work. In earlier stages its for many almost impossible to do something. Even simple tasks and questions are hard to deal with. Especially when one has applied to a genuine magical order. We all know, especially those who have experience with it but continued their Work that mainly our inner condone is responsible for this obstacles. Our inner world has its own ways of doing things and as many occultists know is that we are microcosmic. What happens inside will manifest outside as well. As the Buddha said  in the Dhammapadha “We are what we think”.  This implies are then just a thought, it implies thought patterns, habits, education, presumptions etc. Its actually a very deep statement. In magick we all know that words have power and when we repeat them they tend to manifest in the outer world. Thoughts are energies, a word is a manifestation of a thought and has its qualities and thus has its energies related to it. In the Kabbalah the human psyche is classified under different parts.

We ave the Nephesh (our instincts, hapbits, desires), we have our Ruach, our thinking faculty. The rational mind, we have the Neshamah our intuition, Chiah our higher Will and the Yechidha or Higher Self. This last three are full accessed by the initiate by overcoming the lower binary. So the higher faculties of our mind are then in control. By the uninitiated isn’t that he case, they are under control of the lower binary. So then we have a limited view on our live, and a limited control over our life. Especially the Nephesh and the Ruach are creating the issues and problems we encounter when we talk about priorities. Since they also functioning separately they can have very different motivations for why we do certain things or not. Like our thinking mind says “smoking is bad for your health, don’t do it. The nephesh says …”one cigarette is not a problem’. I need the cigarette because I have stress etc etc. That also explains why people saying the one thing and doing the other.

How can we overcome all this? The answer is simple but its hard to do. One need to cut activities that aren’t productive for the Great Work (as far as when can recognize them). And starts all practices on daily basis and never skip them, be determent. Like a simple mediation practice or a daily ritual. Then during the process one adds more and more. Also one cuts out things that only cost time but are not productive at all. Endlessly socializing, talking yapping only prevent us from doing what really matters. How did I learn this? Actually Learned this when I quit smoking. I understand my deep reason why I smoked and instead of smoking I meditated. Or did something else related to the GW. Also watching a lot to TV should be skipped. Just watch something you like and switch the television off. Read books about the paths of attainment, books that elevate consciousness. Of one d this relentlessly one gets the discipline in thoughts and actions. Also one sees patterns by keeping te magical diary. Because that is one of the main practices as well. Slowly, and that can take years, one attains the level of “Do Easy” like William Burroughs called it. With the right focus (mindfulness) doing certain tasks and don’t get distracted doing something useless.

“Do Easy” was a magical technique put forth by William Burroughs that consists of doing whatever you do in the most relaxed and efficient way possible — or, as Jason Louv of UltraCulture puts it, “re-training your brain to do everything in the fewest number of steps.”

 

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This whole process is all together very complicated but should be taken in very small steps. Also the magical training, taming the mind, get access to the higher aspects of our mind together with the Knowledge and Conversation of our Holy Guardian Angel, brings us to the level from Neophyte to Adept. This process will be continued in the other Adepts grades and finally to the final step of crossing the Abyss. The Outer order grades of the A.’.A.’. trains the student to the level one finally controls ones mind and attain the KCHGA. In the meanwhile the struggle from the aspirant is dealing with daily life issues, distractions, etc etc. If one is serious about the work, and when one really wants to attain this steps should be taken. Sweep away alle unnecessary activities, unproductive habits into productive ones dig deep into one own psyche to magically get control over our inners sphere, inner World. Get rid of this unneeded thoughts like feeling guilty, pleasing people all very old christian imprints to get the mob moving and under control.  The process includes moments of dispair, spiritual dryness and the so called dark night of the soul. This all should be experienced and overcome in order to get glimpses of illumination.

Love is the law, love under will.

 

A.’.A.’.’Outer college’ studie groep.

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

In het kader van de voorbereiding op het examen voor de ‘student grade’ willen wij een ‘outer college’ vormen in Nederland. De reden hiervoor is dat veel mensen het examen niet halen omdat ze niet aan de eisen voldoen, de stof niet echt kunnen plaatsen en niet de skills hebben om de literatuur te bestuderen. Plus om die abstracties om te zetten in praktische middelen naar zelfverwerkelijking.

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De grooste misvatting is dat onze Order vooral intellectueel is, dat is zeker niet het geval, echter men moet wel zaken in harmonie brengen. Hoofd, handen en hart. Dit zie je terug in alle tradities. Een Druide kon pas verder als hij als bard een bepaald niveau had bereikt. Wij daarentegen willen ons pad vanuit het perspectief van ‘scientific illuminism’ kaderen om zo ook charlatans te weren, en eigen realisaties steeds te toetsen. Hoeveel ‘nep’ magiërs zijn er niet? Dit wordt bij ons weg gefilterd omdat men dan gewoon niet verder kan als er geen ‘bewijs’ is wat men claimt te hebben behaald. Aan de vruchten herkent gij de boom. Iemand die zegt al ver te zijn en zijn leven niet op orde heeft mist nog een belangrijk stuk in zijn/haar realisatie.

 

Daarom gaan we een ‘outer college’ vormen binnen ons Clerkhouse. De bedoeling is dat potentiele aspiranten uit Nederland en België de mogelijkheid hebben om in samenwerking met ons zich grondig voor te bereiden op de eerste stap als ‘Student’. De voorbereiding op het examen en wat daarvoor nodig is. We willen 2x per jaar bij elkaar komen om zo de aspiranten te woord te staan en eventueel hulp te bieden. Echter wat zeer belangrijk is dat in de “new Aeon, men zelf leert na te denken en niet uitgaat van autoriteit, en meningen van anderen maar eerder leert juist op de eigen inzicht te vertrouwen in de aangegeven kaders. Als basis willen we ook het boek van James Eshelman gaan gebruiken ‘The mystical and magical system of the A.’.A.’.. Een zeer handig boek om de structuur van de orde te leren kennen en om op verder te borduren. Als je belangstelling hebt stuur ons dan een mail. Dan hoor je verder wat de vereisten zijn om je te kunnen aanmelden. Wellicht ter overvloede. Aan de lessen zijn geen kosten verbonden. Als het op een andere lokatie is wat we moeten huren en faciliteren dan vragen wij wel een bijdrage om de onkosten samen te dragen.

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Love is the law, love under will.

Frater Parusha

The magic Wand.

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

This short epistel is about the magical wand. This instrument is one of the most known of the weapons of the magician. Also because of Hollywood productions and the popularity of Harry Potter one has a popular idea what a magical wand is. There is obviously a serious side on the story.

 

The wand is traditionally attributed to the element of fire. The traditional wand in the Golden dawn is the so called fire wand. There are many different wands for different purposes, a Lotus wand, Fire Wand, Solomonic magic wands, etc. Its the instrument to direct the Will of the magician. This Will is also connected to the Oath which is an affirmation of the magician in line with his True Will. Therefor the Oath and the wand are connected. Concerning the Will Crowley writes:

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My personal Lotus wand

“It is therefore necessary to develop the will to its highest point, even though the last task but one is the total surrender of this will. Partial surrender of an imperfect will is of no account in Magick.

The will being a lever, a fulcrum is necessary; this fulcrum is the main aspiration of the student to attain. All wills which are not dependent upon this principal will are so many leakages; they are like fat to the athlete.

The majority of the people in this world are ataxic; they cannot coordinate their mental muscles to make a purposed movement. They have no real will, only a set of wishes, many of which contradict others. The victim wobbles from one to the other (and it is no less wobbling because the movements may occasionally be very violent) and at the end of life the movements cancel each other out. Nothing has been achieved; except the one thing of which the victim is not conscious: the destruction of his own character, the confirming of indecision. Such an one is torn limb from limb by Choronzon.”

How then is the will to be trained? All these wishes, whims, caprices, inclinations, tendencies, appetites, must be detected, examined, judged by the standard of whether they help or hinder the main purpose, and treated accordingly.

And:

‘Vigilance and courage are obviously required. I was about to add self-denial, in deference to conventional speech; but how could I call that self-denial which is merely denial of those things which hamper the self? It is not suicide to kill the germs of malaria in one’s blood.

Now there are very great difficulties to be overcome in the training of the mind. Perhaps the greatest is forgetfulness, which is probably the worst form of what the Buddhists call ignorance. Special practices for training the memory may be of some use as a preliminary for persons whose memory is naturally poor. In any case the Magical Record prescribed for Probationers of the A.’.A.’. is useful and necessary.

Above all the practices of Liber III must be done again and again, for these practices develop not only vigilance but those inhibiting centres in the brain which are, according to some psychologists, the mainspring of the mechanism by which civilized man has raised himself above the savage.

So far it has been spoken, as it were, in the negative. Aaron’s rod has become a serpent, and swallowed the serpents of the other Magicians; it is now necessary to turn it once more into a rod”. (Page 62 – 63 Liber ABA).

All these parts including the magical Oath are connected to our “Will”. To train this ‘Will’ one starts with binding him/herself with an Oath. The name of the Magical Wand is the Magical Oath. A confirmation of our highest aspirations together with the chosen  motto, the Probationer should find. Once this Oath has been taken together with the energy of ‘going’ the Motto the Probationer starts his/her work. Then it seems that the whole universe is trying to avoid to do this Will, obstacles arise, our daily life seem to ruin our practices, we experience problems at school, at work or in our private life. All this come up and can be a part of matters that should be overcome. Then our daily practices, keeping the diary, doing our meditations, control our thoughts and emotions, practice Yoga are all part of this. The trick is to continue the work (to will) and not be distracted by all those obstacles and issues. Its easier said then done but this is the only way to do it. One cannot just conjure a spirit and ask to vanish all our problems. No one can, no god, angel or demon, we should work on our Karma, we should create ‘new’ Karma in order to accomplish the great Work. There is no substitute for this and that means that all the works should be come from inside. We should have our Will focussed and solve all the issues.

Therefore its very important to make up our mind before we get involved into a serious magical order like the A.’.A.’.. Too many people tend to think its all very romantic and willy wooly love and light. Yes, for the New age like groups it is. Its not within our Noble Order. A lot of commitment is asked and our actions are not with our results. We cannot see beforehand what the results are since we thread undiscovered territory of our mind and being. Therefore is the development of the Will important together with the directing instrument of our Wand. Care should be taken to formulate our Will, taking the Oath and execute our practices to deepen those insights and to map out our own inner life. In order to know our strengths and weaknesses. It all start with little things, little signs of awareness of executing will power on the long run. Not occasionally willed ambitions. No long term willed actions in order to be united with our True Will, (Knowledge and conversation of our Holy Guardian Angel) and act accordingly like  King. Like our Order is selecting the fit and eliminate  the unfit, likewise we should do with inner processes to become a perfect vessel for a God to indwell.

Love is the law, love under will.

 

Frater Parusha

 

 

 

Review of my work from a Brother on the Path.

“Let the Magical Link be made strong!” (Aleister Crowley)

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I want to share with you the inspiring craft of Frater Parusha. He works magical sigils and sacred symbols into corresponding metals, in accordance to principles of magick and alchemy. A couple of weeks ago, I received this beautifully crafted sigil of the A.’.A.’. (Sigillum Sanctum Fraternitatis A.’.A.’.). I opened it in my sanctum, and immediately, it was evident he had crafted it not only with care and excellence in a mundane sense, but also using his abilities as a trained magician and alchemist. Moreover, it was imbued with the force of a true aspirant and adept of our Order–a true sign of someone who doesn’t only read about magick, but practices it with zeal and verve.

In Magick in Theory and Practice (quoted above), Crowley dedicates a chapter to the subject of the “magical link.” He explains there that this magical link is one of the most neglected topics in magical literature, even though it is one of the most important factors of a magical operation. The magical link is what can connect the Will with the manifested intent of the operation. This is why this chapter is dedicated to the production of talismans, magical operations, and the work of the Philosophus. The Philosophus is one of the pivotal grades of the A.’.A.’., it decidedly determines who attains to the Lovers degree and who doesn’t, because it is the degree where the magical link is set and proven. Those unable to establish this link are doomed to remain arm-chair magicians at best, able to discuss theory but utterly unable to make their Will and magical force to manifest in this plane. In the end, the aspirant to the A.’.A.’. aims to unite the inner with the outer, and the high with the low. It is the magical link what makes this union possible, and the aspirant then becomes an Adept, having made of her body a talisman, consecrated and dedicated to the manifestation of the inner genius.

Frater Parusha’s work is a tangible example of the outer work of a magician and alchemist who is working beyond theory and delves into practice the right way.

“Let the Magical Link be made strong! It is ‘love under will’; it affirms the identity of the Equation of the work; it makes success Necessity.” (Crowley, MTP. Chapter XIV)

Koyote the Blind

Concerning the pentacles and items I make.

As most of you know I’m not only make this artwork, I consecrate them and I use them myself successfully as well. So the craft technique is required and the ability to consecrate them properly. Most of the pentacles available are nicely casted or mass produced. That are not the ones I make. The ones I make are special ones , a one of a kind unique pieces with a very special energy. (that is what I hear back from this who have them from me) They are very valuable tools that sometimes create very surprising situations. And that directly beats the idea that they are placebo’s. Naming Pentacles just placebo’s is an insult and definitely do no justice to the spirits and angels involved. They are truly Holy.

 

On our webshop site there will be an option to support my work in a patronage system. There will be 3 level in a way you can donate to support my work. Not only because I’ll do it but also its an old craft that magi from the past were doing. With my Work I will continue this Work so that it won’t be lost. Beside this its also a way to investigate the workings of those magical objects and one is able to experience that oneself. Many people these days read about it, which is good , but experiencing is a whole other story. The same is true about my Alchemical work. This “patronage’ will give you extra possibilities, like discount, gifts, information etc. So if you not want to buy items from me but you like my work you can be a Patron of ‘Ancient Artifacts Workshop’. more on this later when the webshop is on line.