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:

Lotus wand

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.

 

 

 

 

New items.

Some new work from me and an update. The fifth pantacle of the moon is updated. Its engraved upon 1,5 mm thick .925 silver. The other pentacle is a Mercury pentacle for business. Ruling angel Hamoniel. Made on the day and hour of Mercury. From brass. This one is made for a special person (a brother and friend) as a gift He helps me a lot about all this without asking anything in return.

Also I made and designed a “Star Ruby” pendant. With Swarovski Rubies in it and a Zirconia in the middle.

Ancient Artifacts Workshop

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For those who don’t know. I  make Custom made pendants, seals, sigils magical lamens from your own design etc. Examples are visible on this blog but also on our Facebook Page. If you have a design then its possible I can make that for you from all common metals. In the future I will work with precious and semi precious stones as well.

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Considering engraving pentacles and sigils/seals and the way I work. For those who are not familiar with the engraving technique. The seals and pentacle I make are engraved with a ‘traditional’ consecrated Burin and that takes a lot of effort in the sense of concentration, stability and strength in the hands. It cuts deep into the metal. One small mistake can ruin the whole seal or pentacle. Most of those mistakes are not repairable some are. All this beside the skill to consecrate them. Actually that already takes place in the process of engraving them. When I do that I’m in some kind of trance state. Its a form of alchemy that is very powerful.

Visit our Facebook page. Ancient Artifacts Workshop. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seals of Lucifer.

On this page you can see two seals of Lucifer I engraved and made. One is from Brass, the small one and the others is from Copper.

Concerning Lucifer.

Concerning Lucifer in Dutch.

“Esoteric philosophy admits neither good nor evil per se, as existing independently in nature. The cause for both is found, as regards the Kosmos, in the necessity of contraries or contrasts, and with respect to man, in his human nature, his ignorance and passions. There is no devil or the utterly depraved, as there are no Angels absolutely perfect, though there may be spirits of Light and of Darkness; thus LUCIFER – the spirit of Intellectual Enlightenment and Freedom of Thought – is metaphorically the guiding beacon, which helps man to find his way through the rocks and sandbanks of Life, for Lucifer is the LOGOS in his highest, and the “Adversary” in his lowest aspect – both of which are reflected in our Ego.” (Vol. 2, p. 162)

 

A.’.A.’. Astrum Argentum

 

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Heru-ra-ha Clerk House Nederland

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Doe wat ge wilt zal de gehele Wet zijn.

In ‘One star in Sight’, een A.’.A.’. publicatie in klasse B wordt een uiteenzetting gehouden over de structuur van ‘De Grote witte Broederschap’ bekend onder de naam A.’.A.’.. In equinox IV  nummer 1 staat een essay van Crowley over ‘occultisme’. Hier kun je het On occultism lezen. Is nog niet beschikbaar in het Nederlands maar dat zal wel komen in de toekomst. Het is duidelijk dat er veel wordt gevraagd van de student in kwestie. De student zal gewapend moeten zijn op alle vlakken. Gissen, fantasie, vaagheden zal de student niet kwalificeren. We hanteren de methode van wetenschappelijk onderzoek om tot verlichtende inzichten te komen. Bekend onder de naam “Wetenschappelijke illuminatie” (“Scientific illuminism”). Tegenwoordig maar ook in het verleden waren en zijn er veel charlatans die zich uitmaken voor ‘leraar’ of voor ‘Adept’ maar het niet zijn. Met name in het ‘New Age’ circuit speelt dit maar ook in sommige magische groepen en organisaties waar ook soms hoge bedragen worden gevraagd voor lessen.

Twijfel

Twijfel uwzelf.

Twijfel zelfs dat u uzelf twijfelt.

Betwijfel alles

Betwijfel zelfs dat u uzelf betwijfelt.

Het lijkt erop dat soms bij twijfel de grootse zekerheid zetelt.

O vernietig het! Vernietig de slang!

-Crowley, Het boek der leugens. Hoofdstuk 51.

De term “Clerk House”.

Aard van ons Werk.

  1. Mannen en vrouwen van Aarde, naar U kom ik uit tijden en voorbij tijden, van Ruimte voorbij uw zicht; en ik breng u tot deze woorden.
  2. Maar zij hoorde het niet, omdat ze niet klaar waren om het te ontvangen.
  3. Maar bepaalde mensen hoorde het wel en begrepen het. En door hen zal deze kennis bekend gemaakt worden.
  4. De minste van hen, de dienaar van hen allen, schrijft dit boek.
  5. Het is geschreven voor hen die klaar zijn, aldus is het bekend wie klaar zijn als zij behept zijn met zekere gaven, klaar zijn bij als het aangeboren is, bij weelde en rijkdom, of bij intelligentie of bij andere uiterlijke kenmerken. En de dienaren van de meester van zijn inzicht zal dit beoordelen.
  6. Deze Kennis is niet voor iedereen; inderdaad, weinig zijn geroepen en van deze beperkte groep zijn velen gekozen.
  7. Dit is de aard van het Werk.

Uit De heilige boeken van Thelema; Liber Porta Lucis Sub figura X (vers 4 – 10)

Voor hen die serieus zijn aangaande dit Werk en denken klaar te zijn om deze  belangrijke stap te nemen  als kandidaat voor de A.’.A.’. kunnen ons een email schrijven. Alleen serieuze vragen worden beantwoord en serieuze studenten worden toegelaten.

Student van de mysteriën literatuurlijst.

Eed: studenten-eed-nederlands

Probationer. epistola-publica-i_on-the-relationship-between-a-probationer.

 

Liefde is de wet, liefde krachtens de wil.

 

Frater Parusha

English

The magician.

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

Before one can become a magician he must learn to control his own mind; for mind is the substance with which the magician acts, and the power to control it is the beginning of magic.
– Franz Hartmann-

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And thus in his actions a magician can be detected since he/she acts out of a mind that is under control, a disciplined mind. Present, focussed, vigilant, and having the overview. Many people tend to talk/ write about their realizations. Actually that is not necessary, its reflected in what and how one acts. On the fruits thy will know the tree.

On Page 40 from  “The Law is for all” (New Falcon publications 1996 edited by Louis Wilkinson and Hymenaeus Beta) Comment on verse 37 chapter I from Liber Al Crowley wrote:

“To the beginner I would like to offer this program:

  1. Furnish your mind as completely as possible with the knowledge of how to inspect and to control it.
  2. Train your body to obey your mind, and not to distract its attention.
  3. Control your mind to devote yourself wholly to discover your True Will.
  4. Explore the course of that Will till you reach its source, your Silent Self.
  5. Unite the conscious will with the true Will, and the conscious Ego with the Silent Self. You must utterly ruthless in discarding any atom of consciousness which is hostile or neutral.
  6. Let this work freely from within, but heed not your environment, lest you make a difference between one thing and another. Whatever it be, it is to be made one with you by Love.”

 

Love is the law, love under will.