Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

Crowley's Notes Toward a Baptism Ritual

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This is a transcription of the notes toward an E.G.C. baptism ritual from the unpublished diaries of Aleister Crowley (August 10, 1921 e.v.):

Ideas about our baptismal ceremony

All born free – quote Law.

[illegible]

CCXX about children.

Object of rite.

Address to mother, who abandons the Child & goes out.

Address to Godfathers and Godmothers, who swear to defend child's freedom and initiate it.

They swear this.

The Creed.

“I will” to this.

I will do my own will, etc.

Grant, etc.

Consecrates Water and wine.

Name child.

Baptize with Water.

Baptize with wine.

Reception

Pater Noster. / exhortation and applause.

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