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from the vulva-underground dept.
A 'received' text expressing the essence of Shakti-Babalon and the Tantrik union of the Dyad, revealing old Mysteries and making new ones. Sex & Death & Flesh is All.
OM HRIM SHAKTI-BABALON NAMAH SVAHA!
The Book of Shakti-Babalon
Via Aion -- 'In Absu' -- Deep Pacific Ocean -- off Alaska -- 5/30/01
This Book is Opened
The Image is that of the Yoni Yantra (Inverse Triangle with Centerpoint).The points are:
The center Bindu-point is Love Eternal, uttered from the Moment of Creation as:
This is the Key that opens every Door and the Feather found upon every shore.
This Book is Sealed
For many years I and other magickians have debated the worth of monogamy, polygamy, polyandry etc. etc. and the variations of core relationships as magickal methods of attainment and new aeonic ways of life. Thelemites, being an ornery bunch as a whole, tend to argue for more open relationships. Yet there are evolutionary patterns that have programmed Homo Sapiens into what recent social scientists calls 'serial monogamy' or 'open monogamy.' Why? It seems that on a functional level (and emotional in terms of hormones, patterns etc.) children are the key. As specialized animals with lengthy gestation periods, some sort of at least short-term monogamy seems to be somewhat necessary to insure the survival of the off-spring, or so the scientists tell us.
This interests me less that the question of the Magickal functions of the dyad -- Shiva/Shakti, Yin/Yang etc. 2=0 as it were. It seemed to me that there was a SPIRITUAL and MAGICKAL reflex to this social 'serial monogamy' -- or was there? Isn't the creation of the 'magickal child' of alchemy important? If one follows Tantra (and I do) or believes that Sexual Alchemy is key to Magick (and most of you do, I would guess) than this question goes right to the heart of what a magickal relationship means as a mode of attaining liberation & enlightenment. I have puzzled over this for years I finally threw the question out to the Goddess and forgot about it.
I recently took a cruise to Alaska up the inland passage (never mind the particulars and, yes, you should be jealous). After a particularly charged ritual with my wife & Shakti, out in the open ocean of the Arctic, out of sight of land, I lapsed into a trance and received the book you have just read. It seems to answer the question, at least for me. I hope you find it of interest.
Clearly it is mostly directed at male magickians -- it states that women '...has this Book writ in monthly blood and the sighs of her rejection -- she needs not words to unveil the Truth -- she IS the Truth'
So, guys, this one is for you. Women don't need to be told this stuff -- they KNOW it. They hold the Grail. Since most magickal women will gladly admit that most men are clueless, I'll leave it there.Comments, as always, welcome.
Om Hrim Shakti-Babalon Namah Svaha!
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