Importantly, he also encourages us to remember that this deity is really just one reflection of the divine. If we lose sight of this, we risk overly identifying with a partial force, rather than the one spiritual star in our sight—the HGA.
As for the rest we wait till the world changes and its reflection changes in our mirror and an hieratical society returns, power descending from the few to the many, from the subtle to the gross, not because some man’s policy has decreed it but because what is so overwhelming cannot be restrained. A new beginning, a new turn of the wheel.
Susan Johnston Graf, W B Yeats — Twentieth Century Magus
The Art of Magick
In the midst of ‘Economic madness’…what once ‘was’ is “no more”…
We are ‘here’.
The Totalitarian Tiptoe continues as always…giving rise to more wars and other unspeakable monstrosities.
Painful to those of us who are aware.
But yet we are aware!
…and what is more…we are aware of our awareness.
This is the magick of the Lucid Dream…
What a time to be alive.
Ah and we are of the divine spark…!
We are gods…all of us.
We are the children of Enki.
Though some think we have the signature of the slave…now is the time to rise above.
Now we can turn the baser metals & transform them into the alchemical gold.
Bliss is only a second away.
What are you waiting for.
Use your breath, for it is spirit.
You will ascend.
This is not a question or a supposition.
It is a fact!
Let us not fear death…for without death there is no rebirth.
When the time has come…The mirror will be put in front of U.
What will you bring to the mirror?
What will you reflect?
Bring hate to the mirror…
The mirror will reflect hate.
Bring love…and ascension is yours.
You are the mirror – and the reflection.
Fear is the mind killer.
Ralph Buckley is a singer/songwriter, musician, magician, and artist who is “originally from Oz (just outside of Seattle…dimensionally speaking).”
“Each of us carries within us the seeds for healthy and unhealthy uses of the forces we are made from and contain. Whenever we approach a particular sphere of spheres, we also approach their reflection in the qlippoth, as the qlippoth are nothing more than imbalanced force or an excess of a particular virtue, so much that it becomes a vice.” [via]
“Thrones and the divine order appear again in Dante’s unfinished Convivio or Banquet, a work reflecting his interest in ancient philosophy and modeled on the symposia of the ancient Greeks. Here we find a particular reflection of what we find in Dee and in the Spirit Actions of Liber Secundus.” [via]
Thou art the hermit alone on the peak
And also the adept who climbs up to seek
The wisdom of sages and their reflection.
I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!
— In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess
The Hermetic Library arts and letters pool is a project to publish poetry, prose and art that is inspired by or manifests the Western Esoteric Tradition.
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Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people – these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick.
The atmosphere vibrates with soft
Voluptuous mists risen from
Insincere poppies. As I sleep
She scans the dance of colours on
My eyelids and assumes the form
Of unattainable desires.
Wantonly twisting golden hair
She stitches images infused
With rapturous prescience.
I see my own reflection dazed,
Imprisoned by the painted edge
Of her abominable eye;
A coldness seizes my rib-cage
As I realise with bitterness,
She is the burden of my dreams.
Justin Ehrlich writes from London, “I discovered this site a few years ago while I had a bit of a Crowley phase, and have since found it useful for reading the works of AOS, works I wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise.” You can find Justin over at Luminous Decay and this piece was originally published in Dark Gothic: Resurrected. You can find many Crowley works in the Libri of Aleister Crowley, and several selections of art and writing by and about Austin Osman Spare in another section of the library.