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General Thelema Posted by Zossian 393 on December 30, 2000 @ 09:16 AM
from the hardcore-leonis dept.

A Morphed Version of vel Reguli
by 666 & heretical rewrite by 393: 12/23/00

Wherein a twisted mutant Thelemite chooses (of his own Free Will!) to cut & paste & Hack and Change one Liber V vel Reguli, written by the Big AC, 666, To Mega Therion -- and this is done in order to Promulgate the awakening of Will through the setting afire of the Spirit of the Sun within every heart of Man & Woman and Other, this Xmas/Eclipse 2000.

We stand on the sholders of giants -- AC being one -- and with honor, mutate the Work that we too may evolve. Guru OM 666! 93!

(All purists: Sorry to upset you -- it really needed a tune up, new plugs and a paint job.)


THE FIRST GESTURE

The Oath of the Enchantment, which is called The Elevenfold Seal.

The Animadversion towards the Aeon.

  1. Face towards the SUN that is the symbol of the SELF: The Beast 666.
  2. Strike the battery 1-3-3-3-1.
  3. Take up a wand -- the tool of Heru.

Actions:

  1. Circle about his Head, crying NUIT!
  2. Touch the Heart, crying HADIT!
  3. Touch the Genitals and cry RA-HOOR-KHUIT!

The Horizontal Components of the Enchantment.

  1. Thinking on the top 3 Chakras, draw a line across the third eye with the wand, crying AIWAZ!
  2. Thinking on the Heart Chakra, draw a line across the centre of the breast, crying THERION!
  3. Thinking on the bottom 3 Chakras, draw a line across the genital region, crying BABALON!
  4. Strongly visualize the Sigil of the Hierophant/Baphometic Cross and all the Chakras alit.

The Asseveration of the Spell.

  1. Let the Magician clasp his hands upon the Wand, his fingers and thumbs interlaced, crying:
    LAShTAL! THELEMA! FIAOF! AGAPE! AUMGN!
(Thus shall be declared the Words of Power whereby the Energies of the Aeon of Horus work his will in the world.)

Visualize the Sigil of said cross expanding and piercing all the restrictions of the old aeon in a fiery extension of the will of the SELF as the Spirit of the Sun.

With all Chakras open, draw or take up a sigil marking thy WILL in this regards and focus upon it.

The Proclamation of the Accomplishment.

  1. Let the Magician strike the battery: 3-5-3, crying ABRAHADABRA/IPSOS!
Take thy sigil and BURN it. Become one with the SUN/SELF.

SECOND GESTURE

The Enchantment

  1. Face the SUN -- feel it fill your work -- identify with it, then: advance to the circumference of his circle and with this power walk about it clockwise, making it a burning circle of WILL. Do so in the Sign of Horus (arms outstretched). Project the Nu Aeonic energies of 666 OUT into the World.
  2. At the North, trace the sign of N'ATON and see it vibrate with the fires of the earth. Place the point of the wand in the 'eye' and see it enflame the world by saying: NUIT!
  3. Pace the circle again -- enflaming the world -- then, when you come to the South, trace the sign of N'ATON and see it vibrate with the fires of the earth. Place the point of the wand in the 'eye' and see it enflame the world by saying: HADIT!
  4. Let him proceed as before; then in the East, trace the sign of N'ATON and see it vibrate with the fires of the earth. Place the point of the wand in the 'eye' and see it enflame the world by saying: THERION!
  5. Proceeding as before, in the West trace the sign of N'ATON and see it vibrate with the fires of the earth. Place the point of the wand in the 'eye' and see it enflame the world by saying: BABALON!
  6. Let him break into the dance, tracing a centripetal spiral widdershins, enriched by revolutions upon his axis as he passeth each quarter, until he come to the centre of the circle. There let him halt, facing the SUN.
  7. Let him raise the wand, trace the Mark of the Beast, and cry SHAITAN/AIWAS/LAM-N'ATON!
  8. Let him trace the sigil of N'Aton again within a Hexagram of the SUN.
  9. Let him lower the wand, striking the Earth therewith.
  10. Give the Sign of Set (arms upraised) and yell THELEMA!
    Make the Sign of Silence (finger to lips) and whisper AGAPE!
  11. Perform the spiral dance or simply do this as gestures, saying:
    1. "Before me the powers of LA!" (to West).
    2. "Behind me the powers of AL!" (to East).
    3. "On my right hand the powers of LA!" (to North).
    4. "On my left hand the powers of AL!" (to South).
    5. "Above me the powers of ShT!" (leaping into the air).
    6. "Beneath me the powers of ShT!" (striking the ground).
    7. "Within me the powers!" (Hands at heart w/wand)
    8. "About me flames my Father's face, the Star of Force and Fire."
    9. "And in the Column stands His six-rayed Splendour!"

THE FINAL GESTURE

  1. Face towards the SUN, that is the symbol of the SELF: The Beast 666.
  2. Strike the battery 1-3-3-3-1.
  3. Take up a FEATHER -- the tool of MAAT.

Actions:

  1. Circle about his Head, crying NUIT!
  2. Touch the Heart, crying, HADIT!
  3. Touch the Genitals and cry RA-HOOR-KHUIT!
  4. Thrust the feather into the sky, saying MAAT!

The Horizontal Components of the Enchantment.

  1. Thinking on the top 3 Chakras, draw a line across the third eye with the wand, crying AIWAZ!
  2. Thinking on the Heart Chakra, draw a line across the the centre of the breast, crying THERION!
  3. Thinking on the bottom 3 Chakras, draw a line across the genital region, crying BABALON!
  4. Strongly visualize the Sigil of the Hierophant/Baphometic Cross and all the Chakras alit.

The Asseveration of the Spell.

  1. Let the Magician clasp his hands upon the FEATHER, his fingers and thumbs interlaced, crying:
    LAShTAL! THELEMA! IPSOS! AGAPE! LUTIS NITRA! OM HA!

Visualize the Sigil of N'ATON merging and becoming one with the Cross of Baphomet in a fiery extension of the will of the SPECIES MIND-SELF as the NU BORN Spirit of the Sun 666.

Chant N'ATON FIAT! 6 times (111 x 6 = 666).

The Proclamation of the Accomplishment.

  1. Let the Magician strike the battery: 3-5-3, crying ABRAHADABRA/IPSOS!
    Touch the feather to Earth saying: UNTO GAIA!

Cross the Wand and Feather upon the altar. Banish as ye will.


Notes:

IPSOS:
A Word of the Next aeon-to-come: MAAT.

 
N'Aton:
A Name, Vision or Image of the United Species Mind present/to come.

 
Lutis Nitra:
Black Flame

 
N'Aton Sigil/Rune:

 
N'Aton Rune within the Solar six-pointed star:

 
N'Aton Rune & Baphometic Cross:


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    Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
    by RIKB on Monday January 01, @11:13PM
    93!

    I like seeing people write new rituals, but why bother with a teratoma of Reguli? If Reguli isn't good enough for you, why base your own work on it? It just makes you look lazy and unoriginal, besides the fact that you've unbalanced a lot of the symbolism by trying to cram extra stuff into a structure that wasn't designed to hold it. I'm sure you could do better. Have another go.

    93 93/93
    RIKB

    • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
      by The Teratoma of RIKB on Tuesday January 09, @10:27AM
      To Aleister Crowley:

      I like seeing people write new rituals, but why bother with a teratoma of LBR and call it the Star Ruby? If the LBR isn't good enough for you, why base your own work on it? It just makes you look lazy and unoriginal, besides the fact that you've unbalanced a lot of the symbolism by trying to cram extra stuff into a structure that wasn't
      designed to hold it. I'm sure you could do better. Have another go.

      To RIKB:

      In criticizing Zossian 393's modification of the Reguli, you have inadvertantly criticized your own idol Crowley. This is just how a magician has to work to accomplish certain things. Crowley did it, I've done it, and I bet you've done it too, if only to change a word or a gesture. The only way to "revolutionize" a particular ritual and/or its world view is sometimes to modify/add to it. Sure, creating something completely new is great - but not applicable to goal of the magician in this case. I bet you don't like hot rods either, since they are just a modification of an existing design.

      Bah!


    Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
    by Malgwyn on Tuesday January 02, @12:42AM
    I have no problem with making modifications to Crowley's rituals, in truth I consider it a mark of growth (assuming one has worked with that ritual). This particular ritual needed more refinement before being put forward. I found this to be staddling two systems without expanding the meaning of either. It very well may make sense in the mind of the creator, but I need further comment.

    How is the "N'Aton" hive mind/being interact with the rest of the ritual?

    How does "SHAITAN/AIWAS/LAM-N'ATON" interrelate?

    Allow me to correct one point. The Triple Cross you identify as the "Baphometic Cross" isn't. It is the Cross of Salem (Salem=peace). Melchezedik is the first King of Salem, and the cross is associated with Mel's sharing of bread and wine with Abraham. It is used in Masonic systems as the emblem of a Grand Master of Knights Templar (or Sovereign Grand Commander in the Scottish systems). Crowley as "Baphomet" claimed the same office, and utilized it's regalia.

    • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
      by Oi on Tuesday January 02, @12:25PM
      I read the first comment:

      The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite

      - I dislike the Nema drones all calling "Nu" for New when it has no relevance other than its faddish for some. Mu.

      Posted by Zossian 393 on Saturday December 30, @09:16AM
      from the hardcore-leonis dept.

      A Morphed Version of vel Reguli
      by 666 & heretical rewrite by 393: 12/23/00

      - "heretical rewrite"? Try again.

      Wherein a twisted mutant Thelemite chooses

      - ooh your so goth. I'm kidding.

      (of his own Free Will!)

      - No one paid you even!

      to cut & paste & Hack and Change one Liber V vel Reguli, written by the Big AC, 666, To Mega Therion -- and this is done in order to Promulgate the awakening of Will through the setting afire of the Spirit of the Sun within every heart of Man & Woman and Other, this Xmas/Eclipse 2000.

      We stand on the sholders of giants -- AC being one -- and with honor, mutate the Work that we too may evolve. Guru OM 666! 93!

      (All purists: Sorry to upset you -- it really needed a tune up, new plugs and a paint job.)

      - People can't dislike a bad cut and paste and not be called Crowleyan purists?

      anyway. I give you points for putting this thing up to get ravaged... Nothing like a good criticism for learning.


    • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
      by Nexist on Wednesday January 03, @09:05AM
      > Allow me to correct one point. The Triple Cross
      > you identify as the "Baphometic Cross" isn't.
      > It is the Cross of Salem (Salem=peace).

      I am not sure why he misidentified it either, other than to avoid using what Crowley called it "Thus shall he formulate the Sigil of the Grand Hierophant, but dependent from the Circle". This cross also has a Xtian significance, denoting Jesus (the big crosspeice) and the two thieves (the smaller crosspeices).

      The Baphometic Cross is the one utilized in Crowley's OTO correspondence, being the cross with crossed arms which again have crossed arms.

      While this shows a lack of familiarity with the symbolism of the ritual (both the original, & the "Nu") it is hardly the biggest problem.


    Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
    by Nexist on Tuesday January 02, @07:18AM
    Please explain why you rearranged the attributions on the second part of the First Gesture. AC attributed the Head, Heart & Groin to Nuit, Ra-Hoor-Khuit & Hadit, however you have reattributed Hadit to the heart & Ra-Hoor to the Groin. Why?

    Further what good does this rite do for those of us who "are less than impressed" with Nema's work & the whole Maat Current? Or those who Don't go for this N'Aton doohicky? I have to look up Lutis Nitra, but I thought the Latin for 'Black Flame' was 'Atri Flammae', though I do not pretend to be a Latin Scholar.

    While I find your assertions for the need to 'tune up' Liber V humorous, the lack of explanation argues counter to your statement. Sure, you may have felt that the original was "icky" but unless you can explain what is wrong, what the issues you have with the original were, then you aren't really qualified to "fix" the problem. Further it looks like you are being incredibly fashionable by disguising the need for attention behind the incredibly hip trend of presenting vague critiques & discontents as valid greivences.

    Anyway, mini rant cut short, I would like to hear your rational, otherwise the rite is pointless.

    • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
      by Tau Aleph on Tuesday January 09, @10:49AM
      93 Nexist,

      Please explain why you rearranged the attributions on the second part of the First Gesture. AC attributed the Head, Heart & Groin to Nuit, Ra-Hoor-Khuit & Hadit, however you have reattributed Hadit to the heart & Ra-Hoor to the Groin. Why?

      Well, I am not the author, but I made this change myself early on in performing the Reguli. Here are my reasons:

      1) AL says "Hadit burning in thy heart", not "Hadit burning in thy member". There are a number of other Hadit/heart correlations in AL.

      2) I find other attributes of Hadit to not correspond with physical reality: for example, my member is not "infinitestimal", whereas meditation upon the "flame that burns in every heart of man" has shown it to be "dimensionless".

      I'm sure that if you pursue this line of thought, you may ask yourself why you ever just accepted Crowley's misdirection hook-line-and-sinker in the first place....

      93/696
      Tau Aleph
      Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis


      • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
        by Nexist on Saturday January 13, @11:27PM
        I am not sure why you felt a need for a semi-snide comment on the end.

        I'm sure that if you pursue this line of thought, you may ask yourself why you ever just accepted Crowley's misdirection hook-line-and-sinker in the first place....

        I find it a perfectly valid line of reasoning, Hadit=Flame=Rod=Phallus. Then again, Nuit is the Circle which the Point Hadit enters. The Cross in the Circle, The lingam in the Yoni.

        Perhaps a lack of sensitivity about size might cause one to see other possible connotations to Hadit being the Svadisthana/Mulhadara than "I am saying I have a small dick with this attribution".

        Nuit is the LA-AL & Hadit is the Manifestation -- Nuit=Ain, about Kether, thus the circle about the Crown Chakkra which corresponds to Kether -- Hadit, Manifestation, the Malkuth, equated to the Mulhadara Chakkra. The Balance between Manifestation & Unmanifestation is contained in Tiphareth, attributed to the Heart.

        Perhaps you could pursue this line of thought and, well, let's just stop the circle of snideness.


        • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
          by Tau Aleph on Monday January 15, @02:48AM
          93,

          Sure, just as soon as you take a look around and see where it started. What goes around comes around.

          The truth of it is, it really doesn't matter, as long as you know what you mean by the symbols you use.

          93/696
          Tau Aleph
          Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis


          • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
            by Nexist on Monday January 15, @08:59PM
            Sure, just as soon as you take a look around and see where it started. What goes around comes around.

            But Mom, he started it. Sheesh, insulting, unhelpful and lacking in a sense of responsibility. Great Qualities, I am sure they demonstrate your supposed lofty state of enlightenment.

            The truth of it is, it really doesn't matter, as long as you know what you mean by the symbols you use.

            Thank you for the words of wisdom, albeit they are straight from a Peter Carroll book, but hey those whove communicated with their HGA often quote from Mass Published beginners books.

            Btw, they may be the most usefull thing you've stated to date.


            • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
              by Xnoubis on Tuesday January 16, @09:18AM
              Um, speaking of making changes in the First Gesture . . .

              By coincidence, I've recently started doing Reguli again. And I find myself really wanting to vibrate "Therion" at the Muladhara and Svadisthana, and "Babalon" at the Manipura and Anahata. I feel the pushing Therion force more in my belly and the pulling Babalon force in my heart. Now I just have to make up my mind as to whether I'd prefer to make the crosses top to bottom, or keep the order of the words and make the crosses: head, belly, heart.


              • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
                by Nexist on Thursday January 18, @12:57AM
                Actually, I can see this (I am assuming you are male) & I wonder if a female woudl be more comfortable with the original format?


                • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
                  by Xnoubis on Thursday January 18, @09:59AM
                  What a cool idea! I'll ask the wife look into it right away...

                  By the way, I've tried it both ways now, and working from top to bottom, "Aiwaz - Babalon - Therion," is working better for me than crossing head - belly - heart.


                  • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
                    by Nexist on Friday January 19, @10:12PM
                    I would love to hear what your wife says, to be "scientific" she should do both & compare results.

                    As for the order, that too makes sense to me, the 'equilibriation' of the pillar occured with the Nuit-Hadit=>Ra-Hoor-Khuit axis, and now the activation process (utilization of energy) segment occurs, & typically that likes to proceed in order -- or so I have been led to believe.

                    Then again, if it had of worked the other way, I could have probably come up with a justification as well ;)

                    [Of course I am enlightened, I redefined the term so I was included ]


            • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
              by Not your HGA on Thursday January 18, @02:01PM
              Must say, I've never read a Peter Carroll book.

              Also I wonder why you are continuing with the attitude, after all, you were the one who requested "let's just stop the circle of snideness."


              • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
                by Xnoubis on Thursday January 18, @02:19PM
                Since you don't leave your email address, I can't say this to you off-site. But this "I know you are, but what am I?" stuff is wearisome, and I'll remove further installments from either party.

                [Yet another one comes in as I'm writing this. Out it goes!]


    Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
    by Zossian 393 on Wednesday January 03, @11:10PM
    Om & 93

    First off, I have not nearly been savaged as much as I thought Id be! Where are the rabid orthodox Thelemites!?

    Second, most correct! I screwed up- it is the Heirophantic Cross. In many ways I consider it the same as the Baphometic cross (my own magick) BUT y'all are correct- I misnamed it- mea culpa.

    Third- Snide comments about Nema are silly. Put up (IE: publish YOUR work!) or shut up. Her stuff *works*- at least for many of us. If YOU print something facinating, it is likely Ill try it- if it works, Ill incorporate it. Been doing that for 30 years- keeps me from getting bored or (!) dogmatic.

    Forth- the rite was an adaptation created specifically for a net-wide group ritual on Dec 25/Eclipse. Any of you out there who have done KC of the HGA will know what I mean when I say thet the rite evolved as I processed what needed to be accomplished for that rite and the requisite items/thoughts 'came' in a clear fashion. Of course I could have written it all on my own- it is what I usually do- but the renewal ('re NU al'- har har!) of the Beat Rite was what I was supposed to do, so...

    It certainly is not meant to be more than something I did for me and a few brothers and sisters, but I posted it for fun and to share something fun. If our magick is not FUN, then it is more useless bullshit like a.....shudder....religion!

    There is also this: There is more woven into this than meets the eye....

    Have Fun & Hail Babalon!

    Zossian

    • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
      by El Nigma on Thursday January 04, @06:37PM
      93 23,
      >First off, I have not nearly been savaged as much as I thought Id be! Where are the rabid orthodox Thelemites!?

      Most adapted Crowley or other rituals posted are met by a lot of quiet when it comes to criticism. The occasional person who posts things and then gets absurdly upset about any negative reaction spoils things for those who might welcome a new viewpoint. Those elusive rabid orthodox Thelemites must be out there someplace though, if you've noticed like I have that there aren't that many commented rituals of the more complex kind placed out on the Net.

      >Third- Snide comments about Nema are silly.

      "Further what good does this rite do for those of us who "are less than impressed" with Nema's work & the whole Maat Current? Or those who Don't go for this N'Aton doohicky?"

      I didn't find this previous comment particularly snide. Someone else saying they are less than impressed isn't an attack on your choice to love it.

      > If YOU print something facinating, it is likely Ill try it- if it works, Ill incorporate it. Been doing that for 30 years- keeps me from getting bored or (!) dogmatic.

      I hope you'll continue to credit where you incorporate from. This one is recognizably Horus-Maat Lodge elist and Crowley-driven.

      >There is also this: There is more woven into this than meets the eye....

      Elaborate.

      And - What or whom is this rite meant to empower?

      I was also curious about this question-
      From Nexist:

      >Please explain why you rearranged the attributions on the second part of the First Gesture. AC attributed the Head, Heart & Groin to Nuit, Ra-Hoor-Khuit & Hadit, however you have reattributed Hadit to the heart & Ra-Hoor to the Groin. Why?

      El Nigma/Phlogiston
      ------------------------------------------
      Simple things for simple minds


      Do not bust on the religion of Bowie.


    • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
      by the Reverend Rob on Sunday January 07, @02:21AM
      >First off, I have not nearly been savaged as
      >much as I thought Id be! Where are the rabid
      >orthodox Thelemites!?

      Most of the "rabid, orthodox Thelemites" sit in the corner laughing once the whole Ma`at trip is brought into play; they don't bother to do anything but let the fools blaspheme themselves.

      As far as publishing work, an awful lot of us do just that; the great irony is that it doesn't take the form of faux Crowleyan ritual; it takes the form of our interactions with others, our work in the mundane as well as the magical world, in music, in art, in things other than "Ring the universe 3-5-3."

      > Any of you out there who have done KC of the HGA
      >will know what I mean when I say thet the rite
      >evolved as I processed what needed to be
      >accomplished for that rite and the requisite
      >items/thoughts 'came' in a clear fashion.

      I love generalizations like this; there are some of us, believe it or not, who come through that experience and strip away to necessary layers of being and function. Among the first to go in my case was the requirement for the silly trappings of the Crowleyan ceremonial magick structure. That still works great for initiations and for people who still have a need of these things (sort of the the same thing in an infinitely redundant sentence), but trying to fall back on the "anyone who has attained will of course agree with me, the Enlightened Master" line of argument is pitiful at best

      > If our magick is not FUN, then it is more
      >useless bullshit like a.....shudder....religion!

      I'm laughing here at this, if nothing else for the simple fact that magick encompasses everything, not just that which is considered 'fun.'

      Knee-jerk reactions to the term 'religion' are equally amusing, especially from those who claim to be the most liberated.


    • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
      by Nexist on Sunday January 07, @09:55AM
      First off, I have not nearly been savaged as much as I thought Id be! Where are the rabid orthodox Thelemites!?

      You sound disappointed, another element to detract from the applicability of your work. I believe that most of the "rabid orthodox Thelemites" are having a beer with the other three Kennedy assassins at the ZOG conference center. The black helicopters will bring them back soon and they will then begin to perform to your satisfaction.

      Second, most correct! I screwed up- it is the Heirophantic Cross. In many ways I consider it the same as the Baphometic cross (my own magic) BUT y'all are correct- I misnamed it- mea culpa.

      A lot of this appears to be highly subjective personal gnosis (i.e. "my own magick") and thus of little relevance to others. You may be successful in exporting this personal imagery, as was Crowley, Spare, P-Orridge, etc, ad infinitum.

      Third- Snide comments about Nema are silly. Put up (IE: publish YOUR work!) or shut up. Her stuff *works*- at least for many of us. If YOU print something facinating, it is likely Ill try it- if it works, Ill incorporate it. Been doing that for 30 years- keeps me from getting bored or (!) dogmatic

      I didn't find my words particularly snide, but if so, c'est la vie. In the interest of harmony, I purposefully put forth an effort to not be snide. Nema's central tenant, the Aeon of Maat, is worthless to me & my system. The teachings based off of it appear to my casual eye to be overly dogmatic and rigid. Then again, I have been focusing on sources & not derivatives for the past 5 years. Oh yes, my work is readily available at various web sites, the primary being http://www.thelema.drak.net/nexist/

      Forth- the rite was an adaptation created specifically for a net-wide group ritual on Dec 25/Eclipse.

      If it has no relevance outside of that event, why is it here? Otherwise all criticism to date is valid -- perhaps you were expecting rabid denunciation for your minor variations rather than the actual analysis you received?

      Any of you out there who have done KC of the HGA will know what I mean when I say thet the rite evolved as I processed what needed to be accomplished for that rite and the requisite items/thoughts 'came' in a clear fashion.

      Oooh, appeal to authority. Gotta love it. One of the hallmarks of enlightenment is the lack of need to bolster one's position by postulating a higher degree of understanding than one's "opponent". Further, this kind of hypocrisy is exactly what turns me off to modern derivatives of Thelema -- they decry hierarchy and secrets, but then when asked to explain something they cannot justify they fall back on the "beyond your degree" argument. Further, this strikes me as especially arrogant of a phrase.

      Of course I could have written it all on my own- it is what I usually do- but the renewal ('re NU al'- har har!) of the Beat Rite was what I was supposed to do, so...

      The ritual is a beautiful one, the original that is, I am unsure of your "improvements". Changes are not explained adequately, symbolism is lacking in objective application, etc ad nauseam.

      It certainly is not meant to be more than something I did for me and a few brothers and sisters, but I posted it for fun and to share something fun. If our magick is not FUN, then it is more useless bullshit like a... shudder... religion!

      Oh my god, a "religion", how scary. That would just totally destroy your dogma now wouldn't it? Thelema is a religion, even using such quaint items as the dictionary. However, you probably suffer from Western Occultist Syndrome (i.e., the inability to conceive of a religion as being anything other than Exoteric Xtianity). Fun is also no excuse for sloppiness or laziness. I enjoy games, but it would be little fun if the rules were changed on the fly & everybody cheated.


      • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
        by Not your HGA on Tuesday January 09, @12:57PM
        Any of you out there who have done KC of the HGA will know what I mean when I say thet the rite evolved as I processed what needed to be accomplished for that rite and the requisite items/thoughts 'came' in a clear fashion.

        Oooh, appeal to authority. Gotta love it. One of the hallmarks of enlightenment is the lack of need to bolster one's position by postulating a higher degree of understanding than one's "opponent". Further, this kind of hypocrisy is exactly what turns me off to modern derivatives of Thelema -- they decry hierarchy and secrets, but then when asked to explain something they cannot justify they fall back on the "beyond your degree" argument. Further, this strikes me as especially arrogant of a phrase.

        --
        Wow, what an amazing response! I didn't see the phrase "beyond your degree" used in the reply at all. And AFAIK, achieving the K&C of the HGA is not at all degree related. On top of that, the K&C of the HGA is, according to Crowley, the central feature of his Magick. Crowley claimed to have achieved it, and cites it as the source of his inspiration. I myself have completed the operation, and find that the results are precisely as cited by Zossian 393. And the implication in your response that Magick is somehow succeptible to rational explanation to someone who doesn't have the necessary background is astounding!

        Let me make this perfectly clear, I AM A HIGHER AUTHORITY than anyone else, past or present, when it comes to my own magical path. Whether or not you choose to recognize this fact does not in the least invalidate it. If someone who has recognized their own authority through the K&C of the HGA chooses to share that fact with you, go ahead and take it with a grain of salt if you wish, but I see no reason to dis them in this way. It seems as if you are saying that the K&C of the HGA is unattainable - which might become an obstacle in your own attainment of it!

        So quit bitching and do the work yourself.

        Love,
        Not your HGA


        • Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
          by Nexist on Saturday January 13, @11:40PM
          Great you are ignorant as well as arrogant. I said "beyond your degree" argument, which is a refusal to explain something be pretending to have special insight or existing on a higher level of attainment.

          I doubt highly your supposed level of attainment, rather suspecting you of self-aggrandizement. I avoid those who say "I am so enlightened", except when I feel the need to have a non-parsifalian fool perform for me.

          The rest of your argument seems to be nothing more than incoherant ramblings all revolving around the fact that you claim higher illuimination, & that I have not made such a claim. C'est la vie.

          While I agree that for one's own personal system, one is indeed the absolute authority, however that is totally irrelevent in this case. This is a public forum, this is no longer one's own personal system, this has been placed into a communal framework & thus the associations need to be understandable to all within that framework.

          Bluster is the first indicator of a poorly developed & poorly understood paradigm.


    Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
    by A.AGLA on Monday January 08, @06:17AM
    393
    Very interesting indeed! I haven't tried your new version but I will be sure to give a blast. Just one small comment> have you considered that AC may have meant the ritual to invoke the energies of Sirius/Set. Well I might try dropping the sigil of Sirius in there somewhere and I see if I grow any extra limbs. But I like the bringing of the Double Current.

    And to all the purist> Crowley, I'm sure, would want people to add, modify and personalise the rituals.

    Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
    by Xnoubis on Friday January 12, @08:26PM
    I was glad to see this ritual, though I wouldn't have done it this way myself. For one thing, it seems to me that Reguli is the one Crowley ritual least in need of revision. For another, Nema's "Vortex Ritual" is for me already a Maatian rough equivalent to Reguli. Or I might consider performing the Feather and Flame Rite before Reguli in order to place it in a Maatian context.

    I adore Nema's work. Her Maatian rituals are good, but her whole Maatian approach, when taken as a response to Crowley's work, I find to be priceless. The study and practice of Maat Magick was of enormous help to me in distinguishing Universal Thelema from Crowley the Guy. I don't necessarily want to emphasize Maat in every working, but I try to keep the principles of Liber Pennae Praenumbra alive in everything I do.

    N'Aton, by the way, I identify with the Omega Point of Teilhard de Chardin. If I were to incorporate it into one of Crowley's rituals, I'd probably choose the Star Sapphire.

    Re: The Nu Mark of the Beast Rite
    by Sr. P. on Friday April 13, @06:01PM
    It is rather presumtuous of you to bring this ritual into the next aeon. I myself have reconstructed this ritual to better utilize its purpose - but the formula remains the same. I am all for updating rituals - don't get me wrong, but there are some that are complete as they are and must be used to create NEW rituals. I think that there is potential here for a completely seperate ritual - how eles would you expect us to truly know of your intent as a magician if it does not stand on its own merit. Give it a life of its own.
    Rejoice!
    Sr. Personaphone
    O.M.S
    BC, Canada

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