Invocação ao Familiar


Betopataca expoente do satanismo tupiniquim muito flertou segundo pode-se atestar por seus diários mágicos e biblioteca pessoal com xamanismo do Novo Mundo e psicologia junguiana (sendo certa feita mesmo iniciado magicamente em uma tribo Kamaiurá). Tais flertes engendraram uma série de práticas simples, porém intensas, adaptadas aos ditames logísticos da contemporaneidade e linguagem satânica. Segue aqui um dos mais interessantes materiais ritualísticos gerados em tal alento de “amálgama” durante a existência da Fraternitas Templi Satanis (E’P’S’) e recuperado do limbo do conhecimento por R.C.Zarco, legítimo herdeiro da obra de Betopataca.

Trata-se este de um ritual desenvolvido para facilitar o contacto do magista com seu Familiar. É sabido que o conceito de Familiar pode ser encarcerado em diversos padrões. Um dos padrões, que é o que mais adequa-se ao meu pensar, é o do Familiar como “Espírito Guia”.

O Familiar, na óptica de “Espírito Guia”, é na realidade um aspecto vosso…

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Exploring Thelema and Chaos Magick, with Pete and Sef (Part 10)

The Blog of Baphomet

Dear Sef,

Thank you for the pleasure of this debate. The IOT most certainly arose partly in response and partly in opposition to the OTO. We compete for a similar demographic on what you might call the off-white wing of the esoteric tradition. Only history will tell which ideas will stand the test of meme-evolution, I suspect elements of both may do so.

Firstly a few remarks about your previous points: –

Ah the inimitable Julian, yes one certainly has to admire his Chaoism, his fearless disregard for self-consistency when it comes to paradigm shifting, sexuality, lifestyle, and psychonautics sets an example to us all; we have honoured him in the image of Mercury in the Portals Deck.

I find the idea that Crowley led some sort of liberating sexual revolution absurd. There seems little evidence that actual human sexual activity has varied much across the ages. Every generation likes…

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108 Breaths for Baphomet

The Blog of Baphomet

The following technique is one I developed (or was taught by the spirits, or made up in me own head – you pays your money, as they say…) following some mindfulness meditation in my garden. (Which at this time of year is a riot of flowers and vines and burgeoning fruit.) The method uses an asana which is held for a few minutes. In this sense it is similar to the techniques I’ve encountered in Kundalini yoga (specifically in the Longevity Kriya). Kundalini yoga is a fascinating form of practice which I was introduced to by the awesome Kwali, and one that is well worth exploring.

As well as being a physical exercise this method, which I call the ‘108 Breaths for Baphomet’ (108 BB), provides an opportunity to connect deeply with our somatic experience, our bodies, the biosphere aspect of who we are. While it’s possible for…

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Preparing for Pyramidos

Ankhafnakhonsu Esoterica


Aleister Crowley’s A.’.A.’. is perhaps the most fully developed system of magick ever devised. Based on the model of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, of which Crowley had been a member for a short but influential period, the A.’.A.’. curriculum is a comprehensive set of instructions for developing the skills and experience of ceremonial magick. The graded structure of A.’.A.’. introduces the student incrementally to the fundamental practices of magick in a meaningful and achievable order with the goal of arming them with the skills necessary for composing and performing the central work of the A.’.A.’., the invocation of the knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.

Elementary Steps in Magick

When the A.’.A.’. was originally founded in 1908, the intention was to disseminate the instructional material to students as it became necessary for them to use it in their advancement. The internet has changed all of…

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Thelemic Mysticism – part 5: Mysticism in Practice – Crossing the Abyss & The Hermit


Thelemic Mysticism

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PART 5: MYSTICISM IN PRACTICE – Crossing the Abyss & The Hermit

The Ordeal: The Dark Night of the Soul – The Babe of the Abyss

One might think that such light, love, and bliss has no ordeal, but there is a distinct ordeal that awaits the Mystic at this second Stage of Illumination. As mentioned previously, the Mystic is united with the Object of her devotion in this Stage but still remains separate therefrom. If this Illumination is continued through the Mystic’s persistent devotion and meditation, the by-products of this Illumination – especially the sense of overwhelming joy, bliss, and rapture – eventually “settle down.” The initial Illumination is like an explosion and if one remains in it, the clouds slowly disperse and one can see clearly.

At a certain point, the Mystic may realize that…

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Magick and Power

Ankhafnakhonsu Esoterica

sigil_of_amethDifferent types of magick are often defined by the power that they are perceived to possess. While this makes the basic error of mistaking the source of their power and its method of expression, there is a kernel of truth in this type of differentiation between systems of magick. The key to the power of a system of magick is the number of truths that it is capable of expressing, rather than the types of methods that it employs.

The most vital aspect of any system of magick is the completeness and legibility of the symbol set at its foundation. For symbols to be effective as a medium for expressing the will of the magician the concepts that they are representing have to be able to be clearly understood. Systems that employ a limited set of symbols can only represent a limited number of truths while more comprehensive systems have…

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