Greater Feast of Osiris, Isis Grieves the Loss of Osiris, November 13
Greater Feast of Saint Osiris, November 13, Isis Grieves for the Loss of Osiris
James Wasserman is the founder of the Ordo Templi Orientis’ (O.T.O.) NYC Tahuti Lodge and one of the foremost practitioners of the magical system of Aleister Crowley. His most recent book is In the Center of the Fire: A Memoir of the Occult 1966-1989, which chronicles the occult scene in New York City in the 1970s and ’80s. In this segment, he elucidates the Thelemic conception of history as a progression of aeons, represented by the Egyptian gods Isis, Osiris and Horus.
You may be interested in Christ and the Mega Therion a book compiled by T Allen Greenfield, and that includes materials by Greenfield and Frater Achad, Charles Stansfeld Jones. It’s not clear what unpublished materials are in the contents from the description, but this may be worth checking out.
“Being a shocking attempt to reconcile the visions of enlightenment from one age into another, including a previously little-known essay by Frater Achad, some tales of the Aeon of Osiris and others of the Aeon of Horus, that the Son of Righteousness shall shine in the Mythos of the Aeon of the Crowned and Conquering Childe. Contains previously unpublished material from Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones) and T Allen Greenfield.” [via]
I sing out my love for the harlot divine
Accepting Your grace with baptism of wine!
By Isis, Osiris and Apophis-Typhon,
I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!
— In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess
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“The Osiris Man is established, as in the symbols in which the Osiris is represented by the TAT or Symbol of Stability. Then, and then only, is the question of Sacrifice for others to be considered. And the Osiris may plunge once again into matter; once again making use of his mummied form to seek and to save that which was lost.” [via]
“This is the Triumphant Death-Song of the Initiated Egyptian. To Him the Life beyond the grave—the abodes of the West—opened a wider range of activity. To him Initiation meant the hastening of the Time of Ripened Power when he might become One with the Great God of Humanity, Osiris; slain that he might rise again, perfected through suffering, glorified through humiliation.” [via]
“I come as the Ambassador of the Lord of Lords to avenge the cause of Osiris in this Place. Let the Eye consume its tears. I am the Guide to the House of Him Who dwelleth in His Treasures. I travel on high, I tread upon the Firmament, I raise a flame with the lightning which mine eye hath made, and I fly forward towards the Splendours of the Glorified in the presence of the Sun, who daily giveth Life to every man who walketh about the habitations of the earth.” [via]
“Osiris! Orient godhead! let me still
Rest in the dawn of knowledge, ever slaking
My lips and throat where yon rose-glimmering hill,
The Mountain of the East, its lips is taking
To Thy life-lips: I hear Thy keen voice thrill;
Arise and shine! the clouds of earth are breaking!” [via]