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  Equinox/Equilux Rites
Magick Posted by Orryelle Bascule on Wednesday April 12, @09:51AM
from the aztec-as-I-want-to-be dept.

During recent journeys in Central and South America, I became intrigued by correlations between the Mayan, Incan and Egyptian mythologies. Aside from the obvious aesthetic and cultural similarities (pyramids, hieroglyphs, etc.), there seemed some deeper symbiosis or common source involved.

These observances and speculations from my studies and travels came to a head with the rite I performed at Chichen Itza, Mexico, on the March 2000 Equinox. While Thelemites celebrate Horus on that day, some perform the rites of Venus (the Morning Star) associated with Kukulcan.


Due to the ingenious designs of the Mayans, every equinox at the Great Pyramid of Kukulcan/Quetzalcoatl (the 'feathered serpent' prophesied to return in 20012) at Chichen Itza, seven triangles of sunlight appear on the steps of the pyramid, forming the body of a feathered serpent whose great stone head sits at the bottom of the steps. These represent the 7 powers of Kukulcan, which are basically the 7 chakras of Hindu tantra. I went there for this event and was thrown out for chanting, etc., before I saw it. Ruins are for tourists not ritualists apparently!

The happy result, however, was a secret return to the pyramids at night for the equinox full moon, and a rite there to establish some kind of contemporary Thelemic/Maatian/Mayan praxis. The results were startling, revealing how ancient this current actually is.

One of the reasons I was drawn to the Chichen Itza Equinox event is because of its proximity to my birthday, and my long-standing fascination with Kukulcan. I finally caught the 7-triangle equinox spectacle on its last day (of three), my birthday; then once again returned to the Mayan ruins at night, this time performing an intense blood rite in the Mayan tradition. Blood found on the temples the next day resulted in some interesting cultural exchanges . . .



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    Re: Equinox/Equilux Rites
    by Zen Wa Foo on Thursday April 13, @09:55AM
    Do What Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law.

    I can only say . . . Wow!

    Given that there is a Not-Officially-Sanctioned-By-The-Powers-That-Be-But-Nevertheless-Prevalent-Theory that the first time Sir Saint Aleister Crowley visited Cairo with his Wife (in 1903 era Vulgari), he spent the night in the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza (this we know from his journals and is as reliable as any statement made by Crowley about Himself), and--and here's the speculative part--it has been alleged that he performed a ritual of sex magick in which his Wife sat on the Tomb and upon which some of her menstrual blood was spilt--I find it to be extremely interesting that you chose to celebrate the March 2000 e.v. Spring Equinox (EquiLux! Yes!) by performing a Blood Sacrifice on the Steps of the Pyramid of Chichen Itza--by the Light of the Full Moon, no less!

    There are those who have gone so far as to assert that the Initiation of the Aeon of Horus was the proximate result of this Ritual, in other words, that the spilling of the Sacred Blood in these Awesome Precincts amounted to nothing more nor less than an Astral Calling Card unknowingly Addressed to Certain Inexorable Forces which have been guarding and guiding the Fate of Humanity for Millenia. If this is the case . . .

    All Hail to the Lords of the Aeon of Horus and Ma'at!

    As always, the Great Order should immediately be informed if any unusual or remarkable results occur.


    Love is the Law, Love Under Will.

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