By Robert Fitzgerald
Aleister Crowley's imprecise Liber 231 continues to be one in all his such a lot enigmatic obtained magical texts, and one whose genesis without delay 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 most important Arcana of the Tarot. Fulfilled through the writer over a interval of a decade, the twenty-two evocations of the Genii of the Domes demonstrate a patterning of energy and gnosis heretofore little-explored within the perform of the artwork Magical. The ebook commences with the author's advent, entitled "By Seal and Sphere: A Treatise on Astral Magic". the center of the paintings is made from twenty-two oracles, each one of that is observed by means of a statement and a special Queen Scale sigil derived from the paintings. The booklet additionally comprises numerous illustrations by means of artist-author Barry William Hale of Fulgur restricted. Of curiosity to students of Thelema and practitioners of ceremonial magic, collecting stands as an outré magical list of the Divinatory paintings
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This is one reason why we meet them 'halfway'. In the second paragraph the genius teases us. 'Mila' is the lunar formula, Alim, spelled backwards. ' is a reference to her placement upon the Tree of Life, connecting Tiphareth, the Sun, to Kether, the Crown, and the highest sephira of all. She decides to show us a vision of her path. ' The symbol for the Path of Gimel is a camel. The 'Three Pyramids of Pharos' are the three sephira that surround the Path of Gimel, namely, Binah, the Mother, Chokmah, the Father and Kether, the Crown.
Commentary The genius is very specific in its self-identification and magistry. The 'throne' upon which 'She' sits is the Throne of the All-Father, whom 'She' redeems. The 'Royal Arch' is the doorway of the path, Daleth. The 'Pyramid's floor' is the path itself, connecting as it does the Father to the Mother. Below her feet is the Serpent in-dwelling the concealed Sphere of Daath. There has been much written on this subject by many writers on magick, from Therion to Kenneth Grant, all of it speculative at best.
This 'mirror-effect' is particularly notable between Aleph and Beth, two paths symmetrical to each other upon the tree. This effect is part of the mercurial Logos formulated as A M O U N , initiated over 3 0 0 0 years ago. It is similar in nature to I N R I , but only insofar as being a force of renewal. Its sacrificial nature is one of free-will, represented by the obsidian dagger of Sebek, whereas I N R I is purely Christie and lacks the power of the full Solar Logos in its overarching symbology, meaning and exposition, both elementally and ethically.
A Gathering of Masks by Robert Fitzgerald