Mani

Mani, Manes, in Hermeneuticon at Hermetic Library

Mani, Manes

“In more remote times, the constituent originating assemblies of the O.T.O. included such men as […] Manes”—Liber LII Manifesto of the O.T.O.

“If the opposite of good exists at all, as it must, if 'good' is to have any meaning, it must be exactly equal in quantity and quality to that good. On the Christian hypothesis, the reality of evil makes the devil equal to God. This is the heresy of Manes, no doubt. But those who condemn Manes must, despite themselves, implicitly affirm his theorem.”—Aleister Crowley, Confessions, Ch 14

Events

Saint of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

Mani (as Manes) appears in all versions of the Saints of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica in Liber XV, published during Aleister Crowley's lifetime. Mani is not on the full list of any version, and is therefore a name celebrated only at performances when the complete Saints Collect is read.

Gnostic Saint International Equinox Magick in Theory and Practice
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References

External references

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