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Default The Kabbalah: A Thelemic & Satanic Interpetation.

I have posted an earlier version of this essay as “The Kabbalah Simplified; For Children” on http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=60278 It was the first essay I posted on this forum back in April 2009 when I joined the forum; that essay was an essay I had been working on, discussing, debating and updating over a few years prior to that on other forums. I notice it has now has almost 1300 responses and over 100,000 hits on the site. I consider it my attempt at a “Great Work” on simplifying the essence of esoteric knowledge and on sex magick and Thelemic philosophy, though this is not something I can do in a few sentences. Unfortunately I often get mistaken for a Satanic atheist, but on the contrary I am a spiritual Satanist and this essay makes this clear. I also posted an updated version of the essay last year ( on http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=161827) and this is a further edited and revised (March 2012) version of the essay (though the images are all the same) which attempts to reveal the esoteric basis of Freemasonry, the ancient mystery religions and of the modern New Aeon movement. I prefer to just have the essay on file and to bump it occasionally rather than having to continually restate myself. Those who do not consider the naked human form in artwork to be a sacred art form may be as offended by this as they would of the cover of one of Icke's latest works where he poses nude on the cover; however the essay also covers the subject of sex magick and sacred eroticism; it should perhaps also be subtitled “Sacred Sex Education 101 for Children.” If I give offence to the human hating religious fanatics it is entirely premeditated

Lucifer 2012

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On a Thelemic and Satanic Interpetation of the Kabbalah. On Esoteric “Secrets.” A Luciferian Perspective. On the Prophet of the New Aeon. On the Great Revealing. On the Great Work of the Ages. On the Creation of a New Heaven and a New Earth. On Sex Magick, Luciferianism, Satanism and the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel. On Freemasonry.

Lucifer 2012
The End of Religion.
Blasphemy, Heresy, War, Revolution, etc.



The Tree of Life, the Tree of Knowledge, the Serpent, and the Fruit

"All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best."

”Nor let the fools mistake love; for there are love and love. There is the dove, and there is the serpent. Choose ye well”
A.C. Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law).




The modern idea of religion, where there are commonly no secretive initiatons, appears to be quite unlike the many mystery cults of the ancient world, where sex magick and religion were combined; where priests and priestesses served an erotic function and taught the sexual mysteries. This must be considered in light of the numerous fantastical modern misinterpretations of the Genesis story by Biblical fanatics; however the Genesis story has “no” hidden meaning and “no” secret interpretation. Only an understanding of the Hebrew and of the nature of the ancient mystery religions is required to overcome the confusion of the literal translation, which is simply a misleading “mistranslation.”



In Hebrew, just like in our modern languages, many terms are used metaphorically. In the language of metaphor, we might say that a deluded person has "lost their way" or is "dead to the world," for example. There is no hidden or secret meaning in such terms to those who understand the metaphors of the English language. Similarly to all Hebrew scholars it is universally understood that to "eat a forbidden fruit” is a sexual metaphor.


Above: the Serpent.

In an ancient world where the priesthood, god kings and theocratic aristocracy commonly wore serpent headdresses and were commonly adorned with serpent symbolism, a person of the ancient world would understand that a "Serpent" clearly refers to such a "priest," or “god king,” and that opening one's eyes to "hidden knowledge" through sexual initiation was a reference to the mystery religions of the ancient world which were commonplace when the Torah was likely to have been written. Temples were places of sexual initiation and sex magick; not places of sexual repression, as most are today.



Similarly the Tree of Life would have been understood, when the text was written, as the substructure of esoteric knowledge which was path-worked in such cults; some esoteric traditions being considered malevolent by the authors of the text, and thus the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.”

The Hebrew alphabet is a deliberate revealing of the esoteric knowledge of the ancient world, for it reveals such knowledge in it's 22 letters, each representing one of the paths of the Tree of Life; each letter having it's own meaning; whereas in the modern English alphabet, the letters have no independent meaning.

Just as the ancient and heroic martyr, Prometheus, stole fire from the gods and gave it to humankind, similarly in modern times, many great works by modern Prometheuses, such as Aleister Crowley's “Book of Thoth,” reveal what were once the closely guarded ancient secrets of the religious Archons of a bygone era.

In a world where our ancestors were able to eat of any fruit of any tree, the sexual metaphor becomes obvious, but at some point our ancestors became slaves and sex slaves of a cult aristocracy where religion and government were entwined, and later, through the three great religious texts of the world (The Bible, the Koran and the Vedas), slave morality was reinforced, and numerous “sins of restriction” introduced, defining what a slave could and could not do; thus the slaves not only lived in terror of their master, whom they could see, but in terror of their master's god who ruled in the unseen world.



Behold! the rituals of the old time are black.

Let the evil ones be cast away; let the good ones be purged by the prophet! Then shall this Knowledge go aright.
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I am the Magician and the Exorcist.

A.C. Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law).



The Kabbalistic basis of Masonic esotericism.

Freemasonry appears to be an esoteric society where most of the adherents seem to be entirely unaware of the esoteric knowledge which their society is based upon, and upon reading their many rituals, I fail to find the simple correspondences with paths the Tree of Life. The few Masons who do understand the Kabbalistic basis of their society appear to have gleaned such knowledge from external studies.

Probably one the most famous of Albert Pike’s sayings was that the real teachings of Freemasonry are hidden from the lower level initiates, and I have found this to be the case in numerous discussions with Masons on and off the Internet, and in my studies of Masonic literature.

Since many Masonic authors, lifelong Masons and Masons who have purchased their 33 degrees of knowledge from a Masonic franchise, show a lack of awareness of the subject, the question is thus begged as to what are the “lower levels,” which Pike was referring to? I would suggest that the term “lower levels” applies to “all” the levels which have been publicly revealed. What lies beyond such publicly known levels is probably “real” Freemasonry, which reveals the cult of the esoteric King of Kings (the Grand Master of Masters), but it is not necessary to purchase such fake degrees of knowledge, for this knowledge is anyway in the public domain and should not anyway be bought and sold like a Capitalist commodity.


The 33 and 38 degrees of Knowledge.




It is my intention to explain the esoteric basis of the degrees of Kabbalistic knowledge in the language that a child could understand, and which does not involve joining the many religious cults which are in the business of buying and selling such degrees, however internalising and fully understanding this knowledge can take many years of study and path-working; the product of which is simply a “wise person;” not a stagecraft magician. Knowledge can be gained in an instant, but the wise person is a product of a life dedicated to the utilisation of such knowledge. I merely seek to simplify and summarise this knowledge for those who may wish to follow the narrow path to Heaven. Wide is the path to hell on earth and many are they who follow it.

The significance of the 33 degrees of knowledge is clear and simple. There are 22 paths on the Tree of Life and there are 11 Sephira (spheres / divine attributes) on the tree. These are the 33 degrees of knowledge, and in lodges with 38 degrees, the other 5 degrees simply represent the 5 elements.

This is all common knowledge in the Neopagan and Thelemic communities, and there are myriads of Internet sites on this subject, so I will not elaborate on the meanings of the paths and of the Sephira, as I have nothing to add, but I would have much to subtract from the annoying sophistry, confusion, and fantastical ramblings of metaphysicians on this subject who seek to beguile, deceive and to profit by such knowledge and to enslave the human consciousness in mind control cults, and to entwine such knowledge with the “sins of restriction” which simply produces a terrified slave, and not the free man and free woman.

The Major Arcana.



By the time I was in my early teens, all the archetypes of the 22 paths were thoroughly engrained in my consciousness, just as a child learns their ABC's by picture cards. The 22 paths are best represented by the picture cards of the Major Arcana (lit. “mysterious or secret knowledge”) of the Book of Thoth (i.e., Aleister Crowley's Egyptian Tarot), which convey the archetypal meanings of experiences and persons one will meet along the path of life, however I in no way wish to imply that the use of this system by the numerous fake psychics and fortune tellers of Capitalism is beneficial, and I share Crowley's contempt for the use of the system as entertainment and as a business for charlatans who claim to have psychic powers.

The Psychic

The psychic is simply a person who has a “psyche,” and since psyche is the consciousness, and we all have consciousness, we are all “psychic;” however this should not be confused with the meaning of term “psychic” as used by professional hypnotists. The development of psychic powers in Thelemic philosophy has nothing to do with performing fake miracles or stage tricks; it is about the empowerment of the human mind and the human will; it is about self deification; the product of which is a living god or goddess, the embodiment of wisdom and love. Thoth is of course the Egyptian god of “wisdom,” and it is the development of the wisdom of the psyche which is the point of the quest, not the development of a jester's stage craft; and those who are the most wise understand that love is the highest law and the central purpose of life. To love, we must love others and be worthy of being loved by others; it is completely futile to love "the gods" whom we cannot see; love requires a human object of love. To "There is no god but man," we can add "There is no goddess but woman."


The Minor Arcana

The remaining 1 to 10 cards of all the four suites of cards (relating to the astrological archetypes of earth, fire, air and water) refer to the 10 Sephira, and the remaining four cards (many decks have only three) in each suite refer to astrological archetypes of persons. In traditional decks there are only 12 astrological archetypes, 8 are male (the Kings and Knights) and 4 are female (the Queens), however Crowley's Thoth system I find to be more agreeable and less paternalistic, since there is the addition of the four Princesses, and thus there are 16 cards representing archetypal persons whom one will meet along the path; the older and younger male, and the older and younger female; this seems more appropriate than conventional packs, since of course, half the population are anyway female.

By using the system one ingrains such archetypes in one's consciousness. The rather tacky "fairground hustler" use of this system is the Capitalist method of doing readings for others; however Crowley apparently rarely ever did readings for others; his expertise came mostly from studying and path-working the system and by doing his own readings. We can never understand another person's mind as well as our own, and it is our own will which is important to guide, and our own wisdom which we must embellish. The use of the system to gain hypnotic power over others is thus to be avoided, but it may also be used to assist others.



Aleister Crowley's Book of Thoth can be read in entirety on:
https://www.dmt-nexus.com/Files/Book...of%20Thoth.pdf however this is essentially the “Great Work” on the Tarot and a “reference work” which can be referred to and re-referred to for advanced students of the system and should be used in conjunction with the “actual” Book of Thoth, which is the actual set of Tarot cards.

There are also numerous other sites which give more simple explanations of the 78 archetypes (74 in some systems) which provide an extremely simple introduction. There is also a much briefer description of the system in Crowley's LIBER LXXVIII (”A description of the cards of the Tarot with their attributions; including a method of including a method of divination by their use.”) on: http://hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib78.html however I do not recommend attempting to simply “read” such texts unless one is firstly in possession of the cards and is actually using them. It is really a course of study rather than something which one could benefit from by reading once from beginning to end, which I suspect would only be a path to confusion. Similarly with the I Ching, which is an oracle which has a practical function, one would not understand it by merely reading it from beginning to end, without using it as a system of divination.

One will also encounter the linguistic problem of understanding Kabbalistic terms, however there are very few important terms to familiarise oneself with, and it is essentially only 11 new terms which are the names of the Sephira. I speak many languages including psycho-babble and Kaballah-babble but I refuse to use such terms when writing, as I prefer to simple English. My aim is to simplify and reveal; not to confuse and beguile. Any truthism worth revealing should be able to be expressed in the most simple language.

The essence of the "esoteric tradition" can be explained quite simply and is not confined to any one esoteric society; wisdom is something which cannot be bought and sold; indeed it is not a "thing" at all, and neither is it a "secret." Once the archetypes of the system are engrained in one's consciousness, then it becomes all so simple, and the complex ramblings of the Kabbalistic religious fanatics, profiteers and egotistical religious charlatans appear as if the barking of a wild dog, or the rambling sophistry of a priest, whose intent is to hypnotise, and to claim "Mastery" over others who are impressed by his sophistry. The truth is often very simple, but a lie is very complex and often contradictory and confusing, and usually requires numerous other lies to support it.

YHVH

The Kabbalistic explanation of the hermaphroditic (male/female) Creator is extremely simple form of truth which can be understood by children; however throughout history numerous Kabbalistic authors and cultists have turned what is simple into complex ’grand systems’ of religious sophistry, often accessible only to those who are initiates of multi-level forms of ritualism.

The Kabbalah centre, run by a multi-millionairee rabbi will sell you a copy of the Zohar for $500 or a red string for $20, and the numerous flavours of Freemasonry may offer glimpses of aspects of the Tree, after years of initiations but frankly the simple truthisms behind all this sophistry do not require one to become a victim of a mind control cult.

The Kabbalistic Creator can be understood by all Deists and Her definition can be arrived at by a study of nature and as a product of pure reason. She an immanent (within Creation), deistic, animistic, hermaphroditic (male/female) spirit of singularity (one-ness) like the concept of Allah/Alpha. I am referring to the god of Physics (i.e., Mother Nature), and not to an object of idolatry and worship, or a transcendental (up above) being, though certainly many Kabbalists are transcendentalists, however the secrets of the Tree are very much about divine incarnation, about immanence, and have nothing to do with the worship of a transcendent being; “up above” us is only the sky and the universe; within us, is the divine nature.

In Magick in Theory and Practice, Crowley unpacks the magical formula of the Tetragrammaton, YHVH or Yod-He-Vau-He..

The formation of the Yod is the formulation of the first creative force, of that father who is called "self-begotten", and unto whom it is said: "Thou hast formulated thy Father, and made fertile thy Mother". The adding of the He to the Yod is the marriage of that Father to the great co-equal Mother, who is a reflection of Nuit as He is of Hadit. Their union brings forth the son Vau who is the heir. Finally the daughter He is produced. She is both the twin sister and the daughter of Vau.

The father, the mother, the son and daughter. Here is the divine incarnation and the image and likeness of the origin; this is the Holy Family. It is not an image of celibacy the sexual repression, nor is it an image of an old man in sky sitting on a cloud, it is an entirely natural image; it is not a sky god; it is entirely and fully human. It is I; it is you in a state perfect love and perfect bliss.

The Kabbalistic Holy Trinity, the Three Degrees, and ’When you see me you see the Father.’



“For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union.

This is the creation of the world, that the pain of division is as nothing, and the joy of dissolution all.”

A.C. Book of the Law




Above: Left: female. Middle: Unification. Right: Male.

In the Tree of Life, we see three columns, the column of femininity, masculinity and unification (the union of male and female). In all creation we find male and female, positive and negative. In the macro-universe, we find positive and negative magnetic forces interacting; in the micro-universe also we see a world of positivity and negativity; in the animal kingdom, almost without exception (there are a few hermaphrodites) we also see male and female; similarly in the human realm. The cosmos we perceive is essentially the interaction of such polar aspects.
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The Kabbalistic Holy Trinity is not three Creators, but rather the divine image of a male and female entwined in love and lust. Two lovers kissing or having sex for example; there you will see the divine incarnation and the perfection of the Holy Trinity. No temple nor icon nor idol can compare with such a divine image. This is not a transcendent (up above) Holy Trinity; it is totally human and earthly and from this union is born the product of the union, the holy child.

This perhaps explains why human beings find it interesting to observe pornography, or indulge in voyeurism; they are simply observing the divine image and the union of the two halves of creation; it is entirely natural and “pure;” any elements of fear and guilt associated with what is entirely sacred and natural can only be due to the effects of religious hypnosis and indoctrination

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On a Thelemic and Satanic Interpetation of the Kabbalah Part 2


Attachment, Alchemical Marriages and “sins of restriction.”


“The word of Sin is Restriction. .... There is no bond that can unite the divided but love: all else is a curse. Accursed! Accursed be it to the aeons! Hell.” A.C.

It is common for a soul who is lonely to say that they seek their ’other half;’ this is because a female ’is’ the other half of creation to a male. Alone, we are less godlike; as a pair of lovers, we are completely and perfectly godlike. ’Oneness’ with this kind of Creator is not a transcendental or “other worldly” oneness, and thus this union cannot be found by a celibate meditating on a rock, for the Deistic Creator is an immanent (within) hermaphroditic being, and thus, to become ’divine (godlike)’ requires oneness with another ’half’ through love and lust, and in this divine union, the image of the two halves of the Creator appear as if one.


“(Monogamy) is purely the brainless bestial lust for exclusive possession.

They must adopt the slogan, "There shall be no property in human flesh..... the sentimental wrong of so-called infidelity is a symptom of the childishness of the race.

A. C. Confessions.

Man has the right to love as he will - take your fill and will of love as ye will, when, where, and with whom ye will.

A.C. Liber Oz




Probably the two major sins promoted by the propagandists and priesthood of “slave morality” are celibacy and monogamy. Personal and emotional attachment is desirable; we are creatures of love and desire, but the attachment which love brings has nothing to do with monogamy, which is an unnatural state and a consequence of “The Fall” of humankind into a state of slavery where human beings have become private possessions.

In the minds of human beings, in their world of inner fantasy, we are not truly monogamous; the body of a slave may be monogamous but the mind always rebels and in the realm of fantasy we act out our true nature. The Hindu idea of non-attachment and the Catholic idea of celibacy have no place here at all; on the contrary, our minds and bodies should ideally become one through sacred union with other persons, and to restrict this to the sin of monogamy is to limit our experience, joy and love.



The divine incarnation in the absence of love and lust is thus impossible. We cannot fully love ourselves; only another person can fully love us and lust after us; which is what we all seek. If we do not have a lover, we create one in the realm of fantasy; if we do not have sex, we imagine having sex; our true erotic will is fundamental to our “true will;” to resist and repress our true will is a “sin” against nature and the consequence is human misery, depression and the self inflicted punishment of Hell on earth; of inner torment, psychological suffering and despair. We are designed in a certain way, to derive pleasure in a certain way, and if we act in opposition to our nature, unhappiness is inevitable.


The Divine Hermaphrodite




It is my view that human beings are a bisexual species, as are most of the higher animals. The experience of same gender sex allows us to experience both active and passive roles. We all contain male and female hormones; we are all partly hermaphroditic; indeed often when Mother Nature is portrayed in Kabbalistic art, it is often as a divine hermaphrodite; the Holy union of male and female; thus a bisexual and androgynous creature is more “godlike,” it is more the “divine image.”

Generally bisexual experiences makes us more loving people, which is to say that we become more divine, whereas those who are homophobic are generally filled with hatred of others and with self hatred, which is to say that they are ungodly.

In modern Western culture, images of homoerotic relationships between women are generally considered to be erotic, even by exclusively heterosexual and homophobic males; it is love between males which is probably the greatest taboo and an ultimate “sacred cow” to be slaughtered in order to reach a world of love; the New Heaven and New Earth of the Aeon of Love and Light.

The Angel with the flaming sword who guards the path back to Eden



With regards to the "Angel with the Flaming Sword" which guards the path to the Tree of life, it is not from arrogance that I and many other Thelemites invoke the role of Prometheus and lay claim to such a title; sacred knowledge freely received should be freely given and not wrapped in a mystery within a mystery, designed to beguile and deceive and to be sold for Capitalist coin, nor to be used by a priesthood who use such knowledge to enslave and beguile others and who have created Hell on earth with their numerous slave religions and their promotion of the “sins of restriction.”

It is my view that the esoteric and Luciferian tradition today is represented by various "irregular" esoteric societies and by the Neopagan, Neowiccan and New Age movement in general. This is very much a global philosophical movement which includes philosophical and spiritual Satanism, and there is simply no necessity for secrecy, for there is no Catholic Church with the power to burn us at the stake, though certainly perhaps the greatest resistance to Thelemic revolution comes from the religious fanatics who promote the slave religions and the slave morality of Christianity and Islam, and who seek to turn others into wretched miserable slaves, far from the divine image.


I am in a secret fourfold word, the blasphemy against all gods of men.

Curse them! Curse them! Curse them!

With my Hawk's head I peck at the eyes of Jesus as he hangs upon the cross.

I flap my wings in the face of Mohammed & blind him.

With my claws I tear out the flesh of the Indian and the Buddhist, Mongol and Din.

Bahlasti! Ompehda! I spit on your crapulous creeds.

Let Mary inviolate be torn upon wheels: for her sake let all chaste women be utterly despised among you!

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At all my meetings with you shall the priestess say -- and her eyes shall burn with desire as she stands bare and rejoicing in my secret temple -- To me! To me! calling forth the flame of the hearts of all in her love-chant.......


A.C. The Book of the Law.



The Holy Guardian Angel (H.G.A) Invocation




“I am the Snake that giveth Knowledge & Delight and bright glory, and stir the hearts of men with drunkenness. To worship me take wine and strange drugs whereof I will tell my prophet, & be drunk thereof! They shall not harm ye at all. It is a lie, this folly against self. The exposure of innocence is a lie. Be strong, o man! lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture: fear not that any God shall deny thee for this."
A.C. The Book of the Law





The H.G.A. is a solitary and internal invocation (personification) and evocation (to call upon). For Crowley it was Aiwass, the High Priest of Horus, and for others it may be Lucifer or Saturn or Venus or any of the historical archetypes, or any of the archetypal gods and goddesses, or the any of the 72 Goetic daemons; it essentially depends upon what the magickian wishes to "become" and what things they wish to set in motion. I have attended so many Neopagan rites that the pantomime rituals have little effect on me any more, and I no longer find them to be empowering; however an invocation (personification) is an internal matter and it is not necessary to join a cult or attend a public ritual; it is an incarnation, a becoming; it is a manifestation of certain divine qualities.

Lucifer, of course is a mythical being, but the invented fiction of the Promethean archetype and his rebellion against the tyranny of God is a useful one; for it is rebellion against the human hating slave-master gods of the established religions which is crucial to the establishment of the New Heaven (the realm of the mind) and new Earth. .



Be careful of the archetype which you attempt to invoke, for that which you invoke, you become. The two most evil archetypes which are commonly invoked in religion, are those of the religious fanatics and archetypal religious schizophrenics, Jesus and Mohammad, and such invocations open the gates of Hell itself and must be considered utterly diabolical; it is the the evocation and invocation of such utterly vile archetypes which is the problem in the modern world and which have produced the world of religious fanaticism, cults and slave religions, and which have produced the psychological Hell which much of the world's population lives in. The fictional fanatic Jesus was a person who advocated strict adherence to the primitive and savage Mosaic law, and both Mosaic law and Islamic law represent the antithesis of human freedom and of Thelemic revolution. Cursed and damned are the Christians and Muslims; to hell with them. An eternity of curses on such vile, wretched and subhuman vermin.



By the invocation of Lucifer (or whatever archetype appeals to you), I do "not" refer to “possession” by an intelligence in another dimension; Abramelin magick is about "dominion," not worship; it is also about the summoning (evocation) and "commanding" of daemons; it is quite the opposite of possession and submission; it is about imposing the will of the magickian on human history, and the summoning of great universal intelligences which will assist that; it is not about the will of God or the will of a daemon; it is a form of rebellion against God and against the religoius Archons (Masters) of Heaven and Earth. Ultimately Luciferian initiation or self initiation is about self deification, self empowerment and rebellion against God, and this is a matter of great seriousness.

There are a variety of philosophies in the new age movement including forms of spiritual Satanism, where Satanists have replaced "God" with "God's adversary," but ultimately Luciferianism and Satanism are about adversarialism towards religious tyranny and about self empowerment; whereas Godism is about the transformation of a human being into a wretched and miserable slave, afraid to follow their own nature for fear of eternal punishment by a human hating, psychopathic deity.

”Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the Law; Love under Will.

Every dictator in history has followed the mantra of “Do what thou wilt,” but this always involved the enslavement of the will of others to the will of the dictator, and thus this is anti-thelemic; if everyone followed their own true will, and respected the free will of others, and adhered to “There shall be no property in human flesh,” then none would be enslaved to the will of another; but until then “the slaves shall serve” and merciless must be the retribution on the slaves of God.

The moral aspect of Thelemic philosophy is very simple and requires no mystification; it is little more more than humanist ethics and has become expressed in the mantras of popular music and is already entwined with what Richard Dawkins refers to as the modern "moral Zeitgeist (the spirit of the age);" such mantras as "follow your heart," or "live according to your nature," or "follow your intuition," or "live according to your desires," or "create your own reality," or “free your mind,” are already commonplace; we are simply referring to the abandonment of religious laws, universal human freedom and the liberation of the enslaved. One should also not confuse the folly of the will a child, a fool, a tyrant or a hooligan with the will of a wise man or wise woman, and thus it is the purpose of the Thoth system to guide the will and to teach the meaning of life.

Man has the right to kill those who would thwart these rights.
A.C. Liber LXXVII (Liber OZ)


Unfortunately we live in a world of religious fanatics who would seek to oppose our modern humanist rights and freedoms, and probably the greatest three threats to human freedom are the vile professional hypnotists (i.e., the priesthood / clergy) and propagandists of the Islamic, Christian and Vedic religions, the three major slave religions of humankind, however it is my judgement that at this present time it is the Islamic threat which is most vile, apocalyptic and potentially genocidal, and where almost all women are essentially slaves.

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On a Thelemic and Satanic Interpetation of the Kabbalah Part 3

Babalon and the Hierophant (the Prophet / High Priest).



In Christianity the male and female archetype is the celibate Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Although the mythical Jesus (i.e., God to the Christians) allegedly and preposterously impregnated his mother, in order to give birth to himself, this relationship is not usually portrayed as sexual. The Holy Virgin is essentially a repressed female archetype who exists merely as the private property of her slave master (i.e., her husband); she is essentially a domestic servant and a monogamous sex slave; death being the cruel punishment for a slave's infidelity, for doing nothing other than following her nature. Images of the Holy Virgin are generally always of a desexualised woman.



The Babalon archetype on the other hand is represented in popular culture by music celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Madonna; they are positive "Babalon / Scarlet Woman," maternalist and feminist archetypes and role models for the billions of women in the world, most of whom have been indoctrinated by the "Virgin Mary" or "Aisha (Mohammad's favourite wife whom he deflowered when she was 9 years old)" archetypes.

The Babalon archetype is the modern feminist and the promiscuous bisexual dominatrix archetype; she is the personal possession of nobody; she is not a slave, but a modern independent woman. She is of course a threat to all paternalists, anti-feminists, homophobes and religious fanatics who seek to create a paternalistic Hell on earth where women are enslaved, and this of course was a consequence of the mythical “Fall” and of the paternalistic religions.



Babalon is also the High Priestess, however a priestess in Christian terms is essentially a “nun” who is a desexualised and repressed creature; whereas the role of the priestess in the mystery cults of the ancient world was essentially that of what has been described as a “sacred whore;” similarly in Neopagan and Neowiccan ritualism, the priestess has an ultimately erotic role, which is a reversal of the desexualisation of women in the repressive slave religions of Christianity and Islam. Babalon is in contrast a woman empowered, sexually liberated and free to pursue her own will, rather than that of her slave master.

The Babalon archetype represents the narrow path to heaven for all women; and wide is the path to hell and destruction and many are they who walk upon it.




“And the ring of the horizon above her is a company of glorious Archangels with joined hands, that stand and sing: This is the daughter of BABALON the Beautiful, that she hath borne unto the Father of All. And unto all hath she borne her.

This is the Daughter of the King. This is the Virgin of Eternity. This is she that the Holy One hath wrested from the Giant Time, and the prize of them that have overcome Space. This is she that is set upon the Throne of Understanding. Holy, Holy, Holy is her name, not to be spoken among men. For Koré they have called her, and Malkuth, and Betulah, and Persephone.

And the poets have feigned songs about her, and the prophets have spoken vain things, and the young men have dreamed vain dreams; but this is she, that immaculate, the name of whose name may not be spoken. Thought cannot pierce the glory that defendeth her, for thought is smitten dead before her presence. Memory is blank, and in the most ancient books of Magick are neither words to conjure her, nor adorations to praise her. Will bends like a reed in the tempests that sweep the borders of her kingdom, and imagination cannot figure so much as one petal of the lilies whereon she standeth in the lake of crystal, in the sea of glass.

This is she that hath bedecked her hair with seven stars, the seven breaths of God that move and thrill its excellence. And she hath tired her hair with seven combs, whereupon are written the seven secret names of God that are not known even of the Angels, or of the Archangels, or of the Leader of the armies of the Lord.

Holy, Holy, Holy art thou, and blessed be Thy name for ever, unto whom the Aeons are but the pulsings of thy blood. "

A.C. "Book of Thoth"





In the Neopagan movement, the title of the Hierophant, prophet and mentor of the New Aeon is generally given to Aleister Crowley. Modern Luciferianism (which is a term Crowley did not use in self description) as a philosophy is of course not about worship, nor does it necessitate having a religious master, or of revering anyone uncritically, or even of revering Crowley uncritcally; on the contrary; it is about self deification; it is about the total transformation of oneself into the eternal enemy of God and of the "men of God;" it is about the triumph of human will and the total eradication of "God's Will," as promoted by the major religions of the old Aeon. By this “God” I of course refer to the transcendental and genocidal Bronze Age skygod of the theists, the vile enemies of humankind who promote all manner of lies and sins of restriction, and not to “Mother Nature;” for She represents the antithesis of such a human-nature hating sky deity.



Just as Babalon replaces the old Aeon archetype of the sexually repressed High Priestess, so too does the Beast (i.e., Aleister Crowley) replace Old Aeon archetype of the desexualised High Priest or “prophet.” The new archetype is the antithesis (ooposite idea) of the celibate or monogamous and heterosexual male; he is essentially a highly sexualised priest for whom nothing consensual is forbidden, and rather than being a submissive and possessed priest, he is rather a “Master” of the magickal arts and seeks dominion over the daemons he summons. This is not a priest who bows down and grovels, but he who takes control, who makes demands and who seeks to insert his will into history and to direct and change history in accordance with his will. He is the esoteric form of Nietzche's “ubermensch (superior man),” rather than a grovelling, whining, praying, slave who lives in in fear of the gods, and he is the ultimate and fearless enemy of the psychopathic God of the religionists.

On the Kabbalistic Heresy of Freemasonry.



Above the Grand Master: Field Marshal His Royal Highness Prince Edward George Nicholas Patrick, Duke of Kent, Earl of Saint Andrews, Baron Downpatrick, Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty, Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England and First Grand Principal of the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of England, President of The Scout Association.

It is perfectly fair to judge a cultist by their cult leader, and just as in Catholicism, we have Jesus' representative on earth, Joseph Ratzinger, in Masonry we have the aristocratic Fieldmarshall, the Duke of Kent. It is quite fair to judge a person by who their allies and enemies are, and particularly by who their cult Master is, and certainly in Masonry the cult leader is part of the "Old World" and "old monied" monarchist and imperialist establishment.



Masonry, when scrutinised appears to be a rather silly "pantomime" cult where, at least from a UK perspective, the majority of Masons seem to join in the hope of advancing their careers and of climbing up the Capitalist food chain; thus they mostly appear to join for economic reasons, not esoteric reasons. Those who are esoterically inclined tend to entwine themselves with the modern Neopagan movement, not with Masonry.

While Freemasonry seems to be mostly a silly cult of old men in pantomime costumes with pantomime rites, many of the British Freemasons are certainly part of the economic and military establishment; many of the leading financial institutions have their own lodges and there are around 40 military lodges in the UK.

Their dominance in the "Square Mile" of the City of London is quite overt and there are allegedly several hundred lodges around the Square Mile alone. Their "power" is essentially a “military and economic" power; Masons appear to be concerned mostly with the accumulation of Capital, not with the salvation of humankind from Capitalism and from Religion.



Probably the classic work on British Masonry is Martin Short's "Inside the Brotherhood (1990)," which portrays the Masons as essentially a financially incestuous Capitalist gang, much like many other gangs such as the Yakuza, the Triads, the Russian and Italian Mafia, Bloods and the Crips, all of whom have pseudo-religious initiation rites and Messianic gang leaders who demand loyalty and obedience and who generally put acolytes through a series of tests and hazings.



Masonry is essentially "pantomime Neopaganism," and it is a paternalistic (male supremacist) "male only" cult. The archetypal “Masonic wife” is little more than a domestic pet and sex slave who is denied access to esoteric knowledge and kept ignorant; she is mostly certainly not the archetypla Babalon; she is not the High Priestess; the Masonic wife rather represents the old world archetype of the Holy Mother. In the known degrees of Masonry, there simply is no High Priestess; Freemasonry appears to be just another antiquated paternalistic “slave religion” like Christianity and Islam.

There are of course a few female lodges, but they are "women only" lodges. The barring of women from Masonry is of course very much to the advantage of the growth of the New Age / Neopagan movement, where in my experience there are far more women than men.

One of the fabricated criticisms of Masonry by their Christian opponents is that allegedly Masons perform sex rituals; however, on the contrary, a central problem with Masonic ritualism, in my judgement, is that they do "not" perform sex rituals, and that they are not anti-Christian enough, and frankly I fail to see the point of magickal rituals which do not ultimately involve eroticism. This is perhaps why their rituals have been described by some Masons as rather tedious and boring.


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On a Thelemic and Satanic Interpetation of the Kabbalah Part 4


The Great Rite.





It has to be pointed out of course that many of the Neopagan societies are also pantomime societies, however the "Great Rite" simply cannot be performed without sexual union, in fact, that is the entire point of the rite; it is the divine incarnation through the union of the Priest and the High Priestess and the orgiastic communion of the assembled gathering. Such ritualism must of course in the Aeon to come replace the desexualised monotony of the ramblings of priests in their Temples. A temple without sex is like a river without water; a Temple without Holy Communion through sexual union simply serves no real powerful magickal purpose.

Hiram Abiff (lit. king secret or secret king). The cult of the Secret King.

For every slave a master and for every master a slave; neither slaves nor masters be; no gods no masters.

When adhering to a particular philosophy such as Thelemic or Nietzschean philosophy, one can scrutinise the writings of the philosopher, however in a cult with a secret king, one is unable to scrutinise the philosophy and agenda of the cult's Messiah. Thus, rather than being a “wise man” archetype, the Masonic neophyte (novice) is the archetypal fool; a lemming like creature who is ready to leap off a cliff edge into the unknown, and probably for most cultists, the unknowable.

The Masonic cultist may spend his entire life in the cult, never truly understanding what the the cult was all about, or the identity of the person to whom the “Royal Secret” refers to. Further, in the world of such Messianic cults, each with it's own Master, each Master can also be in submission to other masters, who serve other masters, and at some point, just as in all hierarchies, their must be a Grand Master of Masters, a Supreme Pontiff or “King of Kings.” Such a “King of Kings” cannot of course be scrutinised and if he were a “Hitler” type character, the cultist has no way of being able to scrutinise his master, and thus he takes upon himself the role of a person of totally blind faith, like a person trying to appreciate a work of art while blindfolded. It may well be this sense of mystery which keeps the cultist curious and spellbound, for if the ordinary mortality of his Master were to be revealed, the cultist may well be disappointed

Further, Freemasons tend to be "conservative" and entwined with the International Dictatorship of Capitalism and Anglo-American state terrorism, narco-terrorism and imperialism. Most Freemasons are most certainly not part of the New Aeon movement or of Thelemic revolution, which is essentially the revolution against God; many Freemasons seem to be essentially "Godists" and allies of humankind's greatest enemy, whose priesthood seek to enslave humankind in fear and in the restriction of their sacred will.



Above: Pantomime Masonry prop from the DeMoulin "Side degree" catalogue.

http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masoni...lin/index.htme

On the thread "On Masonic Charity. The world's largest non religious charity scam. On the Shriners and Jesters (on: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread664293/pg1 )," what is portrayed by the various articles on that thread is a bunch of silly old men in silly hats and pantomime costumes who run bingo games and charity scams; they raise money for children's hospitals and can spend half a million dollars of their charity funds in a weekend on partying with prostitutes; and who consider themselves to be a priesthood of holy knights, whose idea of esoteric initiation includes dressing in rather silly "fancy dress" costumes, the application of electric shocks to the genitals of initiates, the covering of their initiates' genitals with whipped cream and strawberries, the caging of them, the simulation of urinating on them with fake plastic penises, to the accompaniment of howls of laughter from those who have assembled to watch their Holy initiation. These clowns do not appear to take themselves very seriously at all.



It seems to me that many regular Masons are very much "men of God (i.e., the God of Capitalism; of Christianity);" they tend to have rather conservative values, and the fact that they allow Muslims and Christians into their cult, and that they consider such vile blasphemies against the gods of nature (i.e., human beings), such as the Bible and the Koran, to be "Volumes of Sacred Law" should be sufficient in itself to judge them as morally worthless and damnable heretics. The Koran and the Bible represent the laws for an enslaved humanity and are the antithesis of natural Law; they are the books of God; humankind's most vile and hateful enemy.

It seems to me that the Masons take their esoteric initiations about as seriously as a bunch of court jesters. This perhaps explains why they do not seem to take their cult apologetics very seriously either; their standard defence strategy seems to be very similar to the Scientology "Fair Game" strategy of simply hurling abuse, contempt and mockery at their critics; perhaps because their silly cult is rather impossible to defend seriously, and they don't take it seriously anyway and behave rather like children in a playground or a gang of drunken football hooligans.

In summary, the Freemasons essentially appear to be a Capitalist gang whose primary concern appears to be the accumulation of Capital, by all means necessary; since many Freemasons play prominent roles in the International Dictatorship of Capitalism and in the Anglo-American establishment, unlike other less powerful competing Capitalist gangs, their demise in the near future is unlikley to occur, as long as the International Dictatorship of Capitalism exists. Since the Masonic gang is probably "the" most economically powerful of the gangs of Capitalism, and it is a Messianic cult, in a nuclear age age, this is one of just many Messianic cults which ultimately poses a threat to humankind, though I would consider them allies in the current and forthcoming wars against the diabolical phenomenon of militant Islam. .

The Accursed. The Dammed. The New Heaven and the New Earth

Long have Vanguard of Revolution (the angels of Armageddon) cried out to all peoples and nations, as the lightening flashes from the East to the West, to turn their souls against the enemy of humankind (i.e., God) and to devote their lives to rebellion against God and against all men of God, and in particular the abominations of Islam and Christianity, and all manner of religious enslavement, and to participate in the great Work; the creation of the New Heaven and the New Earth. The New Heaven (the world of the mind) requires the abandonment of God and of organised religion. The New Earth (Economic Heaven) requires the eventual overthrowal of the International Dictatorship of Capitalism and the creation of Socialist Paradise.

"There is no god but man (and woman). ...The word of Sin is Restriction." A.C.

Or enemies and allies in this life, shall be our eternal enemies and allies. Eternally cursed are the acolytes of God; blessed are the enemies of God. Great and Terrible and Dreadful and Wrathful shall be the Day of Judgement.



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Blasphemy, Heresy, War, Revolution, etc.
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Addendum
”That which we repress, we become obsessed with.”

In Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s cult, which I was loosely associated with in my youth, was essentially a cult which promoted radical sexual freedom. Sex is sacred. Love and lust are part of the purpose of existence and the opposite of sin. There should be no shame. It is by the hypnosis of the priesthood and the acceptance of the “sins of restriction (the two greatest sins being celibacy and monogamy)” that many victims of religious hypnosis and indoctrination become ashamed of all that is pure and natural.

”That which we repress, we become obsessed with.” perhaps explains the tendency of the Catholic priesthood to violate the will of children, but the unhappiness and frustration which comes with repression is not exclusive to Catholicism; those who promote the sins of celibacy and monogamy are all affected by this. In a polyamorous (many lovers) world there would simply be no need for sexual repression. Our world is sexually dysfunctional (it is not functioning as nature intended) and sex crime often the consequence, where the free will of another becomes violated.

I am no longer a follower of OSHO, however despite his obvious flaws, the rather cultish nature of his anti-religion, and his tendency to purchase numerous Rolls' Royces, he was certainly one of the “Great Philosophers” of human history, and an enemy of God and of slave religion and slave morality. Most of the great philosophers were flawed human beings, but it does not negate their philosophy, which is either true or not true.




On the Five Techniques of the Enslavement of Humankind.

OSHO





Sex is the most powerful instinct in man. The politician and the priest have understood from the very beginning that sex is the most driving energy in man. It has to be curtailed, it has to be cut. If man is allowed total Freedom in sex, then there will be no possibility to dominate him. To make a slave out of him will be impossible.

Have you not seen it being done? When you want a bull to be yoked to a cart, what do you do? You castrate him, you destroy his sex energy. And have you seen the difference between a bull and an ox? What a difference! An ox is a poor phenomenon, a slave. A bull is a beauty; a bull is a glorious phenomenon, a great splendour. See a bull walking, how he walks like an emperor! And see an ox pulling a cart.

The same has been done to man. The sex instinct has been curtailed, cut, crippled. Man does not exist as the bull now, he exists like the ox, and each man is pulling a thousand and one carts. Look and you will find behind you a thousand and one carts, and you are yoked to them.

Why can’t you yoke a bull? The bull is too powerful. If he sees a cow passing by, he will throw both you and the cart, and he will move to the cow! He will not bother a bit about who you are, and he will not listen. It will be impossible to control the bull. Sex energy is life energy; it is uncontrollable. And the politician and the priest are not interested in you, they are interested in channelling your energy into other directions. So there is a certain Mechanism behind it--it has to be understood.

Sex repression, tabooing sex, is the very foundation of human slavery. Man cannot be free unless sex is free. Man cannot be really free unless his sex energy is allowed natural growth.

These are the five tricks through which man has been turned into a slave, into an ugly phenomenon, a cripple.

The first is:
Keep man as weak as possible if you want to dominate him. If the priest wants to dominate you or the politician wants to dominate you, you have to be kept as weak as possible. And the best way to keep a man weak is not to give love total freedom. Love is nourishment..."

"...Second:
Keep man as ignorant and deluded as possible so that he can easily be deceived..."

"...The third secret:
Keep man as frightened as possible. And the sure way is not to allow him love, because love destroys fear--’love casteth out fear.’ When you are not in love you become more interested in security, in safety. When you are in love you are more interested in adventure, in exploration...."

"...The Fourth:
Keep man as miserable as possible--because a miserable man is confused, a miserable man has no self-worth, a miserable man is self-condemnatory, a miserable man feels that he must have done something wrong. A miserable man has no grounding--you can push him from here and there, he can be turned into driftwood very easily. And a miserable man is always ready to be commanded, to be ordered, to be disciplined, because he knows ’On my own I am simply miserable. Maybe somebody else can discipline my life.’ He is a ready victim."

"And the fifth:
Keep men as alienated from each other as possible, so that they cannot band together for some purpose of which the priest and the politician may not approve. Keep people separate from each other. Don’t allow them too much intimacy. When people are separate, lonely, alienated from each other, they cannot band together. And there are a thousand and one tricks to keep them apart.

For example, if you are holding the hand of a man--you are a man and you are holding the hand of a man and walking down the road, singing--you will feel guilty because people will start looking at you. Are you gay, homosexual or something? Two men are not allowed to be happy together. They are condemned as homosexuals. Fear arises. If your friend comes and takes your hand in his hand, you look around: ’Is somebody looking or not?’ And you are just in a hurry to drop the hand..."

OSHO

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...the social system of England makes it impossible for a young man of spirit and intelligence to satisfy his nature with regard to sex in any reasonable way. The young girl of position similar to his own is being fattened for the market. Even when his own situation makes it possible for him to obtain her he has to pay an appalling price; and it becomes more difficult than ever for him to enjoy female companionship. Monogyny is nonsense for any one with a grain of imagination. The more sides he has to his nature, the more women he needs to satisfy it. The same is, of course, true, mutatis mutandis, of women. ….. It is monstrous for a man to pretend to be devoted to securing his wife's happiness and yet to wish to deprive her of a woman's supreme joy: that of bearing a child to the man whom she desires sexually, and is therefore indicated by nature as the proper father...... We have heard a great deal in recent years of the freedom of women. They have gained what they thought they wanted and it has availed them nothing. They must adopt the slogan, "There shall be no property in human flesh..... the sentimental wrong of so-called infidelity is a symptom of the childishness of the race. Among artists, the system here advocated has always been more or less in full swing.

Anthropology proves these theorems thoroughly. The first step in civilization is to restrain women from infidelity. The institutions of the pardah, sati and the marriage laws all show that men think that women must be kept under lock and key, whereas women have always realized that it is impossible and undesirable to prevent men from taking their happiness where they find it. The emancipation of women, therefore, depends entirely upon leaving them free to act as men do. Their good sense will prevent them from inflicting the real wrongs; and besides, their complete independence and happiness will encourage them in nobility and generosity.

We already see, in America, the results of the emancipation of women from the economic fetter. There is an immense class of bachelor girls (and of married women whose husbands are strictly business machines) who pick up men with the same nonchalance as the young "blood" picked up women in my time at Cambridge.

In the periods of suppression my brain had been completely clogged.....Repression is as mentally unwholesome as constipation... I certainly found even forty-eight hours of abstinence sufficient to dull the fine edge of my mind. Woe unto them by whom offences come! The stupidity of having had to waste uncounted priceless hours in chasing what ought to have been brought to the back door every evening with the milk!

Aleister Crowley. “Confessions”
http://hermetic.com/crowley/confessions/chapter12.html
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I have posted an earlier version of this essay as “The Kabbalah Simplified; For Children” on http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=60278 It was the first essay I posted on this forum back in April 2009 when I joined the forum; that essay was an essay I had been working on, discussing, debating and updating over a few years prior to that on other forums. I notice it has now has almost 1300 responses and over 100,000 hits on the site. I consider it my attempt at a “Great Work” on simplifying the essence of esoteric knowledge and on sex magick and Thelemic philosophy, though this is not something I can do in a few sentences. Unfortunately I often get mistaken for a Satanic atheist, but on the contrary I am a spiritual Satanist and this essay makes this clear. I also posted an updated version of the essay last year ( on http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=161827) and this is a further edited and revised (March 2012) version of the essay (though the images are all the same) which attempts to reveal the esoteric basis of Freemasonry, the ancient mystery religions and of the modern New Aeon movement. I prefer to just have the essay on file and to bump it occasionally rather than having to continually restate myself. Those who do not consider the naked human form in artwork to be a sacred art form may be as offended by this as they would of the cover of one of Icke's latest works where he poses nude on the cover; however the essay also covers the subject of sex magick and sacred eroticism; it should perhaps also be subtitled “Sacred Sex Education 101 for Children.” If I give offence to the human hating religious fanatics it is entirely premeditated

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On a Thelemic and Satanic Interpetation of the Kabbalah. On Esoteric “Secrets.” A Luciferian Perspective. On the Prophet of the New Aeon. On the Great Revealing. On the Great Work of the Ages. On the Creation of a New Heaven and a New Earth. On Sex Magick, Luciferianism, Satanism and the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel. On Freemasonry.

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The End of Religion.
Blasphemy, Heresy, War, Revolution, etc.



The Tree of Life, the Tree of Knowledge, the Serpent, and the Fruit

"All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best."

”Nor let the fools mistake love; for there are love and love. There is the dove, and there is the serpent. Choose ye well”
A.C. Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law).




The modern idea of religion, where there are commonly no secretive initiatons, appears to be quite unlike the many mystery cults of the ancient world, where sex magick and religion were combined; where priests and priestesses served an erotic function and taught the sexual mysteries. This must be considered in light of the numerous fantastical modern misinterpretations of the Genesis story by Biblical fanatics; however the Genesis story has “no” hidden meaning and “no” secret interpretation. Only an understanding of the Hebrew and of the nature of the ancient mystery religions is required to overcome the confusion of the literal translation, which is simply a misleading “mistranslation.”



In Hebrew, just like in our modern languages, many terms are used metaphorically. In the language of metaphor, we might say that a deluded person has "lost their way" or is "dead to the world," for example. There is no hidden or secret meaning in such terms to those who understand the metaphors of the English language. Similarly to all Hebrew scholars it is universally understood that to "eat a forbidden fruit” is a sexual metaphor.


Above: the Serpent.

In an ancient world where the priesthood, god kings and theocratic aristocracy commonly wore serpent headdresses and were commonly adorned with serpent symbolism, a person of the ancient world would understand that a "Serpent" clearly refers to such a "priest," or “god king,” and that opening one's eyes to "hidden knowledge" through sexual initiation was a reference to the mystery religions of the ancient world which were commonplace when the Torah was likely to have been written. Temples were places of sexual initiation and sex magick; not places of sexual repression, as most are today.



Similarly the Tree of Life would have been understood, when the text was written, as the substructure of esoteric knowledge which was path-worked in such cults; some esoteric traditions being considered malevolent by the authors of the text, and thus the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.”

The Hebrew alphabet is a deliberate revealing of the esoteric knowledge of the ancient world, for it reveals such knowledge in it's 22 letters, each representing one of the paths of the Tree of Life; each letter having it's own meaning; whereas in the modern English alphabet, the letters have no independent meaning.

Just as the ancient and heroic martyr, Prometheus, stole fire from the gods and gave it to humankind, similarly in modern times, many great works by modern Prometheuses, such as Aleister Crowley's “Book of Thoth,” reveal what were once the closely guarded ancient secrets of the religious Archons of a bygone era.

In a world where our ancestors were able to eat of any fruit of any tree, the sexual metaphor becomes obvious, but at some point our ancestors became slaves and sex slaves of a cult aristocracy where religion and government were entwined, and later, through the three great religious texts of the world (The Bible, the Koran and the Vedas), slave morality was reinforced, and numerous “sins of restriction” introduced, defining what a slave could and could not do; thus the slaves not only lived in terror of their master, whom they could see, but in terror of their master's god who ruled in the unseen world.



Behold! the rituals of the old time are black.

Let the evil ones be cast away; let the good ones be purged by the prophet! Then shall this Knowledge go aright.
...
I am the Magician and the Exorcist.

A.C. Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law).



The Kabbalistic basis of Masonic esotericism.

Freemasonry appears to be an esoteric society where most of the adherents seem to be entirely unaware of the esoteric knowledge which their society is based upon, and upon reading their many rituals, I fail to find the simple correspondences with paths the Tree of Life. The few Masons who do understand the Kabbalistic basis of their society appear to have gleaned such knowledge from external studies.

Probably one the most famous of Albert Pike’s sayings was that the real teachings of Freemasonry are hidden from the lower level initiates, and I have found this to be the case in numerous discussions with Masons on and off the Internet, and in my studies of Masonic literature.

Since many Masonic authors, lifelong Masons and Masons who have purchased their 33 degrees of knowledge from a Masonic franchise, show a lack of awareness of the subject, the question is thus begged as to what are the “lower levels,” which Pike was referring to? I would suggest that the term “lower levels” applies to “all” the levels which have been publicly revealed. What lies beyond such publicly known levels is probably “real” Freemasonry, which reveals the cult of the esoteric King of Kings (the Grand Master of Masters), but it is not necessary to purchase such fake degrees of knowledge, for this knowledge is anyway in the public domain and should not anyway be bought and sold like a Capitalist commodity.


The 33 and 38 degrees of Knowledge.




It is my intention to explain the esoteric basis of the degrees of Kabbalistic knowledge in the language that a child could understand, and which does not involve joining the many religious cults which are in the business of buying and selling such degrees, however internalising and fully understanding this knowledge can take many years of study and path-working; the product of which is simply a “wise person;” not a stagecraft magician. Knowledge can be gained in an instant, but the wise person is a product of a life dedicated to the utilisation of such knowledge. I merely seek to simplify and summarise this knowledge for those who may wish to follow the narrow path to Heaven. Wide is the path to hell on earth and many are they who follow it.

The significance of the 33 degrees of knowledge is clear and simple. There are 22 paths on the Tree of Life and there are 11 Sephira (spheres / divine attributes) on the tree. These are the 33 degrees of knowledge, and in lodges with 38 degrees, the other 5 degrees simply represent the 5 elements.

This is all common knowledge in the Neopagan and Thelemic communities, and there are myriads of Internet sites on this subject, so I will not elaborate on the meanings of the paths and of the Sephira, as I have nothing to add, but I would have much to subtract from the annoying sophistry, confusion, and fantastical ramblings of metaphysicians on this subject who seek to beguile, deceive and to profit by such knowledge and to enslave the human consciousness in mind control cults, and to entwine such knowledge with the “sins of restriction” which simply produces a terrified slave, and not the free man and free woman.

The Major Arcana.



By the time I was in my early teens, all the archetypes of the 22 paths were thoroughly engrained in my consciousness, just as a child learns their ABC's by picture cards. The 22 paths are best represented by the picture cards of the Major Arcana (lit. “mysterious or secret knowledge”) of the Book of Thoth (i.e., Aleister Crowley's Egyptian Tarot), which convey the archetypal meanings of experiences and persons one will meet along the path of life, however I in no way wish to imply that the use of this system by the numerous fake psychics and fortune tellers of Capitalism is beneficial, and I share Crowley's contempt for the use of the system as entertainment and as a business for charlatans who claim to have psychic powers.

The Psychic

The psychic is simply a person who has a “psyche,” and since psyche is the consciousness, and we all have consciousness, we are all “psychic;” however this should not be confused with the meaning of term “psychic” as used by professional hypnotists. The development of psychic powers in Thelemic philosophy has nothing to do with performing fake miracles or stage tricks; it is about the empowerment of the human mind and the human will; it is about self deification; the product of which is a living god or goddess, the embodiment of wisdom and love. Thoth is of course the Egyptian god of “wisdom,” and it is the development of the wisdom of the psyche which is the point of the quest, not the development of a jester's stage craft; and those who are the most wise understand that love is the highest law and the central purpose of life. To love, we must love others and be worthy of being loved by others; it is completely futile to love "the gods" whom we cannot see; love requires a human object of love. To "There is no god but man," we can add "There is no goddess but woman."


The Minor Arcana

The remaining 1 to 10 cards of all the four suites of cards (relating to the astrological archetypes of earth, fire, air and water) refer to the 10 Sephira, and the remaining four cards (many decks have only three) in each suite refer to astrological archetypes of persons. In traditional decks there are only 12 astrological archetypes, 8 are male (the Kings and Knights) and 4 are female (the Queens), however Crowley's Thoth system I find to be more agreeable and less paternalistic, since there is the addition of the four Princesses, and thus there are 16 cards representing archetypal persons whom one will meet along the path; the older and younger male, and the older and younger female; this seems more appropriate than conventional packs, since of course, half the population are anyway female.

By using the system one ingrains such archetypes in one's consciousness. The rather tacky "fairground hustler" use of this system is the Capitalist method of doing readings for others; however Crowley apparently rarely ever did readings for others; his expertise came mostly from studying and path-working the system and by doing his own readings. We can never understand another person's mind as well as our own, and it is our own will which is important to guide, and our own wisdom which we must embellish. The use of the system to gain hypnotic power over others is thus to be avoided, but it may also be used to assist others.



Aleister Crowley's Book of Thoth can be read in entirety on:
https://www.dmt-nexus.com/Files/Book...of%20Thoth.pdf however this is essentially the “Great Work” on the Tarot and a “reference work” which can be referred to and re-referred to for advanced students of the system and should be used in conjunction with the “actual” Book of Thoth, which is the actual set of Tarot cards.

There are also numerous other sites which give more simple explanations of the 78 archetypes (74 in some systems) which provide an extremely simple introduction. There is also a much briefer description of the system in Crowley's LIBER LXXVIII (”A description of the cards of the Tarot with their attributions; including a method of including a method of divination by their use.”) on: http://hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib78.html however I do not recommend attempting to simply “read” such texts unless one is firstly in possession of the cards and is actually using them. It is really a course of study rather than something which one could benefit from by reading once from beginning to end, which I suspect would only be a path to confusion. Similarly with the I Ching, which is an oracle which has a practical function, one would not understand it by merely reading it from beginning to end, without using it as a system of divination.

One will also encounter the linguistic problem of understanding Kabbalistic terms, however there are very few important terms to familiarise oneself with, and it is essentially only 11 new terms which are the names of the Sephira. I speak many languages including psycho-babble and Kaballah-babble but I refuse to use such terms when writing, as I prefer to simple English. My aim is to simplify and reveal; not to confuse and beguile. Any truthism worth revealing should be able to be expressed in the most simple language.

The essence of the "esoteric tradition" can be explained quite simply and is not confined to any one esoteric society; wisdom is something which cannot be bought and sold; indeed it is not a "thing" at all, and neither is it a "secret." Once the archetypes of the system are engrained in one's consciousness, then it becomes all so simple, and the complex ramblings of the Kabbalistic religious fanatics, profiteers and egotistical religious charlatans appear as if the barking of a wild dog, or the rambling sophistry of a priest, whose intent is to hypnotise, and to claim "Mastery" over others who are impressed by his sophistry. The truth is often very simple, but a lie is very complex and often contradictory and confusing, and usually requires numerous other lies to support it.

YHVH

The Kabbalistic explanation of the hermaphroditic (male/female) Creator is extremely simple form of truth which can be understood by children; however throughout history numerous Kabbalistic authors and cultists have turned what is simple into complex ’grand systems’ of religious sophistry, often accessible only to those who are initiates of multi-level forms of ritualism.

The Kabbalah centre, run by a multi-millionairee rabbi will sell you a copy of the Zohar for $500 or a red string for $20, and the numerous flavours of Freemasonry may offer glimpses of aspects of the Tree, after years of initiations but frankly the simple truthisms behind all this sophistry do not require one to become a victim of a mind control cult.

The Kabbalistic Creator can be understood by all Deists and Her definition can be arrived at by a study of nature and as a product of pure reason. She an immanent (within Creation), deistic, animistic, hermaphroditic (male/female) spirit of singularity (one-ness) like the concept of Allah/Alpha. I am referring to the god of Physics (i.e., Mother Nature), and not to an object of idolatry and worship, or a transcendental (up above) being, though certainly many Kabbalists are transcendentalists, however the secrets of the Tree are very much about divine incarnation, about immanence, and have nothing to do with the worship of a transcendent being; “up above” us is only the sky and the universe; within us, is the divine nature.

In Magick in Theory and Practice, Crowley unpacks the magical formula of the Tetragrammaton, YHVH or Yod-He-Vau-He..

The formation of the Yod is the formulation of the first creative force, of that father who is called "self-begotten", and unto whom it is said: "Thou hast formulated thy Father, and made fertile thy Mother". The adding of the He to the Yod is the marriage of that Father to the great co-equal Mother, who is a reflection of Nuit as He is of Hadit. Their union brings forth the son Vau who is the heir. Finally the daughter He is produced. She is both the twin sister and the daughter of Vau.

The father, the mother, the son and daughter. Here is the divine incarnation and the image and likeness of the origin; this is the Holy Family. It is not an image of celibacy the sexual repression, nor is it an image of an old man in sky sitting on a cloud, it is an entirely natural image; it is not a sky god; it is entirely and fully human. It is I; it is you in a state perfect love and perfect bliss.

The Kabbalistic Holy Trinity, the Three Degrees, and ’When you see me you see the Father.’



“For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union.

This is the creation of the world, that the pain of division is as nothing, and the joy of dissolution all.”

A.C. Book of the Law




Above: Left: female. Middle: Unification. Right: Male.

In the Tree of Life, we see three columns, the column of femininity, masculinity and unification (the union of male and female). In all creation we find male and female, positive and negative. In the macro-universe, we find positive and negative magnetic forces interacting; in the micro-universe also we see a world of positivity and negativity; in the animal kingdom, almost without exception (there are a few hermaphrodites) we also see male and female; similarly in the human realm. The cosmos we perceive is essentially the interaction of such polar aspects.
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The Kabbalistic Holy Trinity is not three Creators, but rather the divine image of a male and female entwined in love and lust. Two lovers kissing or having sex for example; there you will see the divine incarnation and the perfection of the Holy Trinity. No temple nor icon nor idol can compare with such a divine image. This is not a transcendent (up above) Holy Trinity; it is totally human and earthly and from this union is born the product of the union, the holy child.

This perhaps explains why human beings find it interesting to observe pornography, or indulge in voyeurism; they are simply observing the divine image and the union of the two halves of creation; it is entirely natural and “pure;” any elements of fear and guilt associated with what is entirely sacred and natural can only be due to the effects of religious hypnosis and indoctrination

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Very interesting reading. I may have to throw this all on a Word document and peruse it at my leisure.
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Very interesting reading. I may have to throw this all on a Word document and peruse it at my leisure.
Takes a short while to read, but might save you reading through mountains of books on esoterica.

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I've only had a quick flick through it but I'll definately give a good read later it looks very interesting, good work.
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maybe people who take your sex advice can follow in your footsteps and end up on the DI forum weeping from a broken heart?? caveat emptor.
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Kabbalah practice is another Jewish Talmudic con. A bit ironic considering LH's stance on Abrahamic religions, a closet Judophile maybe huh
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Hmmm... I'm not so sure. Kabbalah contains some of the same archetypes as other mystic theologies. Like the Sephirot for example (which resembles some of the trees of life such as the Sumerian tree of life). I think it's worth a look if you're interested in mysticism.

From a Talmudic perspective, I could be wrong, but I thought that such beliefs were acknowledge but forbidden to teach. These archetypes are like a language anyways. It's like trying to read hieroglyphs. If you don't know what they mean, then you won't understand it.
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Kaballah is egyptian in origin apparently, obviously the Jews have put their own slant on it. I don't think it's Talmudic though ?
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I have posted an earlier version of this essay as “The Kabbalah Simplified; For Children” on http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=60278 It was the first essay I posted on this forum back in April 2009 when I joined the forum; that essay was an essay I had been working on, discussing, debating and updating over a few years prior to that on other forums. I notice it has now has almost 1300 responses and over 100,000 hits on the site. I consider it my attempt at a “Great Work” on simplifying the essence of esoteric knowledge and on sex magick and Thelemic philosophy, though this is not something I can do in a few sentences. Unfortunately I often get mistaken for a Satanic atheist, but on the contrary I am a spiritual Satanist and this essay makes this clear. I also posted an updated version of the essay last year ( on http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=161827) and this is a further edited and revised (March 2012) version of the essay (though the images are all the same) which attempts to reveal the esoteric basis of Freemasonry, the ancient mystery religions and of the modern New Aeon movement. I prefer to just have the essay on file and to bump it occasionally rather than having to continually restate myself. Those who do not consider the naked human form in artwork to be a sacred art form may be as offended by this as they would of the cover of one of Icke's latest works where he poses nude on the cover; however the essay also covers the subject of sex magick and sacred eroticism; it should perhaps also be subtitled “Sacred Sex Education 101 for Children.” If I give offence to the human hating religious fanatics it is entirely premeditated

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The Tree of Life, the Tree of Knowledge, the Serpent, and the Fruit

"All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best."

”Nor let the fools mistake love; for there are love and love. There is the dove, and there is the serpent. Choose ye well”
A.C. Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law).




The modern idea of religion, where there are commonly no secretive initiatons, appears to be quite unlike the many mystery cults of the ancient world, where sex magick and religion were combined; where priests and priestesses served an erotic function and taught the sexual mysteries. This must be considered in light of the numerous fantastical modern misinterpretations of the Genesis story by Biblical fanatics; however the Genesis story has “no” hidden meaning and “no” secret interpretation. Only an understanding of the Hebrew and of the nature of the ancient mystery religions is required to overcome the confusion of the literal translation, which is simply a misleading “mistranslation.”



In Hebrew, just like in our modern languages, many terms are used metaphorically. In the language of metaphor, we might say that a deluded person has "lost their way" or is "dead to the world," for example. There is no hidden or secret meaning in such terms to those who understand the metaphors of the English language. Similarly to all Hebrew scholars it is universally understood that to "eat a forbidden fruit” is a sexual metaphor.


Above: the Serpent.

In an ancient world where the priesthood, god kings and theocratic aristocracy commonly wore serpent headdresses and were commonly adorned with serpent symbolism, a person of the ancient world would understand that a "Serpent" clearly refers to such a "priest," or “god king,” and that opening one's eyes to "hidden knowledge" through sexual initiation was a reference to the mystery religions of the ancient world which were commonplace when the Torah was likely to have been written. Temples were places of sexual initiation and sex magick; not places of sexual repression, as most are today.



Similarly the Tree of Life would have been understood, when the text was written, as the substructure of esoteric knowledge which was path-worked in such cults; some esoteric traditions being considered malevolent by the authors of the text, and thus the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.”

The Hebrew alphabet is a deliberate revealing of the esoteric knowledge of the ancient world, for it reveals such knowledge in it's 22 letters, each representing one of the paths of the Tree of Life; each letter having it's own meaning; whereas in the modern English alphabet, the letters have no independent meaning.

Just as the ancient and heroic martyr, Prometheus, stole fire from the gods and gave it to humankind, similarly in modern times, many great works by modern Prometheuses, such as Aleister Crowley's “Book of Thoth,” reveal what were once the closely guarded ancient secrets of the religious Archons of a bygone era.

In a world where our ancestors were able to eat of any fruit of any tree, the sexual metaphor becomes obvious, but at some point our ancestors became slaves and sex slaves of a cult aristocracy where religion and government were entwined, and later, through the three great religious texts of the world (The Bible, the Koran and the Vedas), slave morality was reinforced, and numerous “sins of restriction” introduced, defining what a slave could and could not do; thus the slaves not only lived in terror of their master, whom they could see, but in terror of their master's god who ruled in the unseen world.



Behold! the rituals of the old time are black.

Let the evil ones be cast away; let the good ones be purged by the prophet! Then shall this Knowledge go aright.
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I am the Magician and the Exorcist.

A.C. Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law).



The Kabbalistic basis of Masonic esotericism.

Freemasonry appears to be an esoteric society where most of the adherents seem to be entirely unaware of the esoteric knowledge which their society is based upon, and upon reading their many rituals, I fail to find the simple correspondences with paths the Tree of Life. The few Masons who do understand the Kabbalistic basis of their society appear to have gleaned such knowledge from external studies.

Probably one the most famous of Albert Pike’s sayings was that the real teachings of Freemasonry are hidden from the lower level initiates, and I have found this to be the case in numerous discussions with Masons on and off the Internet, and in my studies of Masonic literature.

Since many Masonic authors, lifelong Masons and Masons who have purchased their 33 degrees of knowledge from a Masonic franchise, show a lack of awareness of the subject, the question is thus begged as to what are the “lower levels,” which Pike was referring to? I would suggest that the term “lower levels” applies to “all” the levels which have been publicly revealed. What lies beyond such publicly known levels is probably “real” Freemasonry, which reveals the cult of the esoteric King of Kings (the Grand Master of Masters), but it is not necessary to purchase such fake degrees of knowledge, for this knowledge is anyway in the public domain and should not anyway be bought and sold like a Capitalist commodity.


The 33 and 38 degrees of Knowledge.




It is my intention to explain the esoteric basis of the degrees of Kabbalistic knowledge in the language that a child could understand, and which does not involve joining the many religious cults which are in the business of buying and selling such degrees, however internalising and fully understanding this knowledge can take many years of study and path-working; the product of which is simply a “wise person;” not a stagecraft magician. Knowledge can be gained in an instant, but the wise person is a product of a life dedicated to the utilisation of such knowledge. I merely seek to simplify and summarise this knowledge for those who may wish to follow the narrow path to Heaven. Wide is the path to hell on earth and many are they who follow it.

The significance of the 33 degrees of knowledge is clear and simple. There are 22 paths on the Tree of Life and there are 11 Sephira (spheres / divine attributes) on the tree. These are the 33 degrees of knowledge, and in lodges with 38 degrees, the other 5 degrees simply represent the 5 elements.

This is all common knowledge in the Neopagan and Thelemic communities, and there are myriads of Internet sites on this subject, so I will not elaborate on the meanings of the paths and of the Sephira, as I have nothing to add, but I would have much to subtract from the annoying sophistry, confusion, and fantastical ramblings of metaphysicians on this subject who seek to beguile, deceive and to profit by such knowledge and to enslave the human consciousness in mind control cults, and to entwine such knowledge with the “sins of restriction” which simply produces a terrified slave, and not the free man and free woman.

The Major Arcana.



By the time I was in my early teens, all the archetypes of the 22 paths were thoroughly engrained in my consciousness, just as a child learns their ABC's by picture cards. The 22 paths are best represented by the picture cards of the Major Arcana (lit. “mysterious or secret knowledge”) of the Book of Thoth (i.e., Aleister Crowley's Egyptian Tarot), which convey the archetypal meanings of experiences and persons one will meet along the path of life, however I in no way wish to imply that the use of this system by the numerous fake psychics and fortune tellers of Capitalism is beneficial, and I share Crowley's contempt for the use of the system as entertainment and as a business for charlatans who claim to have psychic powers.

The Psychic

The psychic is simply a person who has a “psyche,” and since psyche is the consciousness, and we all have consciousness, we are all “psychic;” however this should not be confused with the meaning of term “psychic” as used by professional hypnotists. The development of psychic powers in Thelemic philosophy has nothing to do with performing fake miracles or stage tricks; it is about the empowerment of the human mind and the human will; it is about self deification; the product of which is a living god or goddess, the embodiment of wisdom and love. Thoth is of course the Egyptian god of “wisdom,” and it is the development of the wisdom of the psyche which is the point of the quest, not the development of a jester's stage craft; and those who are the most wise understand that love is the highest law and the central purpose of life. To love, we must love others and be worthy of being loved by others; it is completely futile to love "the gods" whom we cannot see; love requires a human object of love. To "There is no god but man," we can add "There is no goddess but woman."


The Minor Arcana

The remaining 1 to 10 cards of all the four suites of cards (relating to the astrological archetypes of earth, fire, air and water) refer to the 10 Sephira, and the remaining four cards (many decks have only three) in each suite refer to astrological archetypes of persons. In traditional decks there are only 12 astrological archetypes, 8 are male (the Kings and Knights) and 4 are female (the Queens), however Crowley's Thoth system I find to be more agreeable and less paternalistic, since there is the addition of the four Princesses, and thus there are 16 cards representing archetypal persons whom one will meet along the path; the older and younger male, and the older and younger female; this seems more appropriate than conventional packs, since of course, half the population are anyway female.

By using the system one ingrains such archetypes in one's consciousness. The rather tacky "fairground hustler" use of this system is the Capitalist method of doing readings for others; however Crowley apparently rarely ever did readings for others; his expertise came mostly from studying and path-working the system and by doing his own readings. We can never understand another person's mind as well as our own, and it is our own will which is important to guide, and our own wisdom which we must embellish. The use of the system to gain hypnotic power over others is thus to be avoided, but it may also be used to assist others.



Aleister Crowley's Book of Thoth can be read in entirety on:
https://www.dmt-nexus.com/Files/Book...of%20Thoth.pdf however this is essentially the “Great Work” on the Tarot and a “reference work” which can be referred to and re-referred to for advanced students of the system and should be used in conjunction with the “actual” Book of Thoth, which is the actual set of Tarot cards.

There are also numerous other sites which give more simple explanations of the 78 archetypes (74 in some systems) which provide an extremely simple introduction. There is also a much briefer description of the system in Crowley's LIBER LXXVIII (”A description of the cards of the Tarot with their attributions; including a method of including a method of divination by their use.”) on: http://hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib78.html however I do not recommend attempting to simply “read” such texts unless one is firstly in possession of the cards and is actually using them. It is really a course of study rather than something which one could benefit from by reading once from beginning to end, which I suspect would only be a path to confusion. Similarly with the I Ching, which is an oracle which has a practical function, one would not understand it by merely reading it from beginning to end, without using it as a system of divination.

One will also encounter the linguistic problem of understanding Kabbalistic terms, however there are very few important terms to familiarise oneself with, and it is essentially only 11 new terms which are the names of the Sephira. I speak many languages including psycho-babble and Kaballah-babble but I refuse to use such terms when writing, as I prefer to simple English. My aim is to simplify and reveal; not to confuse and beguile. Any truthism worth revealing should be able to be expressed in the most simple language.

The essence of the "esoteric tradition" can be explained quite simply and is not confined to any one esoteric society; wisdom is something which cannot be bought and sold; indeed it is not a "thing" at all, and neither is it a "secret." Once the archetypes of the system are engrained in one's consciousness, then it becomes all so simple, and the complex ramblings of the Kabbalistic religious fanatics, profiteers and egotistical religious charlatans appear as if the barking of a wild dog, or the rambling sophistry of a priest, whose intent is to hypnotise, and to claim "Mastery" over others who are impressed by his sophistry. The truth is often very simple, but a lie is very complex and often contradictory and confusing, and usually requires numerous other lies to support it.

YHVH

The Kabbalistic explanation of the hermaphroditic (male/female) Creator is extremely simple form of truth which can be understood by children; however throughout history numerous Kabbalistic authors and cultists have turned what is simple into complex ’grand systems’ of religious sophistry, often accessible only to those who are initiates of multi-level forms of ritualism.

The Kabbalah centre, run by a multi-millionairee rabbi will sell you a copy of the Zohar for $500 or a red string for $20, and the numerous flavours of Freemasonry may offer glimpses of aspects of the Tree, after years of initiations but frankly the simple truthisms behind all this sophistry do not require one to become a victim of a mind control cult.

The Kabbalistic Creator can be understood by all Deists and Her definition can be arrived at by a study of nature and as a product of pure reason. She an immanent (within Creation), deistic, animistic, hermaphroditic (male/female) spirit of singularity (one-ness) like the concept of Allah/Alpha. I am referring to the god of Physics (i.e., Mother Nature), and not to an object of idolatry and worship, or a transcendental (up above) being, though certainly many Kabbalists are transcendentalists, however the secrets of the Tree are very much about divine incarnation, about immanence, and have nothing to do with the worship of a transcendent being; “up above” us is only the sky and the universe; within us, is the divine nature.

In Magick in Theory and Practice, Crowley unpacks the magical formula of the Tetragrammaton, YHVH or Yod-He-Vau-He..

The formation of the Yod is the formulation of the first creative force, of that father who is called "self-begotten", and unto whom it is said: "Thou hast formulated thy Father, and made fertile thy Mother". The adding of the He to the Yod is the marriage of that Father to the great co-equal Mother, who is a reflection of Nuit as He is of Hadit. Their union brings forth the son Vau who is the heir. Finally the daughter He is produced. She is both the twin sister and the daughter of Vau.

The father, the mother, the son and daughter. Here is the divine incarnation and the image and likeness of the origin; this is the Holy Family. It is not an image of celibacy the sexual repression, nor is it an image of an old man in sky sitting on a cloud, it is an entirely natural image; it is not a sky god; it is entirely and fully human. It is I; it is you in a state perfect love and perfect bliss.

The Kabbalistic Holy Trinity, the Three Degrees, and ’When you see me you see the Father.’



“For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union.

This is the creation of the world, that the pain of division is as nothing, and the joy of dissolution all.”

A.C. Book of the Law




Above: Left: female. Middle: Unification. Right: Male.

In the Tree of Life, we see three columns, the column of femininity, masculinity and unification (the union of male and female). In all creation we find male and female, positive and negative. In the macro-universe, we find positive and negative magnetic forces interacting; in the micro-universe also we see a world of positivity and negativity; in the animal kingdom, almost without exception (there are a few hermaphrodites) we also see male and female; similarly in the human realm. The cosmos we perceive is essentially the interaction of such polar aspects.
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The Kabbalistic Holy Trinity is not three Creators, but rather the divine image of a male and female entwined in love and lust. Two lovers kissing or having sex for example; there you will see the divine incarnation and the perfection of the Holy Trinity. No temple nor icon nor idol can compare with such a divine image. This is not a transcendent (up above) Holy Trinity; it is totally human and earthly and from this union is born the product of the union, the holy child.

This perhaps explains why human beings find it interesting to observe pornography, or indulge in voyeurism; they are simply observing the divine image and the union of the two halves of creation; it is entirely natural and “pure;” any elements of fear and guilt associated with what is entirely sacred and natural can only be due to the effects of religious hypnosis and indoctrination

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This stuff is important to understand!!!
But like every piece of informations it is YOUR perspective on it.
There is also a spiritual side to things not just the physical.


Also you are what you become..Beware

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Old 17-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #15
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Totally, and wrong too. About everything.
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Old 17-04-2012, 08:24 PM   #16
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Hmmm... I'm not so sure. Kabbalah contains some of the same archetypes as other mystic theologies. Like the Sephirot for example (which resembles some of the trees of life such as the Sumerian tree of life). I think it's worth a look if you're interested in mysticism.

From a Talmudic perspective, I could be wrong, but I thought that such beliefs were acknowledge but forbidden to teach. These archetypes are like a language anyways. It's like trying to read hieroglyphs. If you don't know what they mean, then you won't understand it.
Yes, well Moses is depicted as carrying out mass executions of those among the Israelites who still practiced the Egyptian religion.



When we go back into the ancient world, many religions seem to have been "mystery cults." Many of these Temples were obviously not intended for "public worship" for the mass of the population. The cults of the ancient world seem to have been modelled more along the lines of the modern Freemasons and other modern esoteric cult with secret rites and rituals which happened behind closed doors.



I am not of course suggesting that numerous different sects of Masonry, (many new Masonic type sects appear every year) or modern esoteric societies and American college "fraternities" and "sororities (most of which have secret hazing rituals) have any direct unbroken link to the ancient world; merely that these were the mysteries and secret knowledge cult which the authors of the Genesis take considered to be the cause of all human evil.



The idea that a "Temple" is a place where a sexually repressed priest promotes the unnatural vice of monogamy seems to have very little to do with the Temples of the ancient world, where the ultimate initiation rites appear to have been sexual. This of course, in my view, is the essential purpose of a Temple; "sacred sex" essentially.

The question then remains, what exactly were these "secret teachings" of the ancient world, and the simple answer is that these secret teachings were secret and that we know very little about them.

The Book of Thoth is of course a modern work by Crowley which attempts to convey such teachings, based upon his studies and his experiences in the world of esoteric magickal societies. I think that it would be rather ridiculous to claim that such teachings represent an actual unbroken oral traditioback which stretches far back into the ancient world; the simple truth is that we do not know, as such knowledge has filtered through centuries of persons and the Chinese whispers of history. Such knowledge gives wisdom to some and to the religious fanatics it is generally considered to be blasphemous and heretical.

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Blasphemy, Heresy, etc.

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Wow. Cold.

Get yer' digs in when someones down. Nice.
it's not intended as an insult, just a warning to anyone that dares tread the same path.
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maybe people who take your sex advice can follow in your footsteps and end up on the DI forum weeping from a broken heart?? caveat emptor.
I simply had too many drink that evening and was a bit emotional; nothing about the state of my heart contradicts anything that I have written above on polyamory.

The polyamorist's heart can still be broken, but it is not quite as devastating as when the monogamist's heart gets broken.

I honestly could not count how many erotic relationships I have in the present, but terms of erotic relationships where there is romance and a deep emotional connection involved, well there are essentially about half a dozen and it was only one of them, a transgendered girl, where I felt that my love was not returned; but my broken heart healed in a couple of days; so many lovers, so much in demand; so little time. Anyway she seems to still be fine with me.

I have to live up to my Luciferian reputation of course. It is a hard job, but somebody has to do it.

I am a rather sensitive soul and I fall in love with my lovers often.

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Narrow is the path to Hell on earth and many are the religious fanatics who walk upon it; Narrow is the path to Heaven on earth and few are they who find it.

There is only one narrow path to salvation and that is the path of Love; fortunately that can be very pleasurable and it involves a lot of fucking.

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Very interesting thread luciferhorus. There is a lot of information posted so it will take me a while to digest it all. Can I ask, are those photos of you in the above posts? Interesting set up. Is it all just in your home? That's a lot of work.

The Kabbalah is certainly one of my favorite topics so any threads on the topic are certainly always enjoyed. I hope there will be more.

One more thing, with the mention of Masonry it is certainly relevant to mention King Solomon and it may indeed be a very strong hint towards understanding the Kabbalah, Masonry etc., to break the name down as follows:

Sol: Latin for Sun
Om: Sanskrit for the Solar energy
On: Egyptian for Sun

And what is the meaning of Babalon?

Baba: Gate
On: Sun

or Gate of the Sun.
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Kabbalah practice is another Jewish Talmudic con. A bit ironic considering LH's stance on Abrahamic religions, a closet Judophile maybe huh
A ridiculous comment. It is not a Talmudic con.

The study of traditional Hebraic Qabalah can be loosely divided between two particular schools. The principal of these is called Mahaseh Berashith- the Work of Creation. This is what we might call the "Qabalah proper"- based upon philosophical interpretation of Biblical literature, especially those books dealing with God's creation of the Universe. (Such as Genesis I.) This is the school that gives us the Tree of Life and the Four Worlds, the practice of Gematria, etc.

The second school of Qabalah is termed Mahaseh Merkavah- the Work of the Chariot. This is actually a direct reference to the ancient Jewish shamans known today as the "Merkavah Mystics." These mystics focused heavily upon prophetical and apocalyptic literature- especially the first chapter of Ezekiel, wherein the prophet is granted a vision of the Divine Throne of God. This Throne is actually described in the text as a kind of Chariot (Merkavah), drawn by four mighty Kherubic Angels. Other Jewish legends depict the Chariot as drawn by terrible Seraphim (angelic Serpents of Fire), upon which Yahweh rushes into celestial battle. The Merkavah Mystics believed that man- as the manifest Image of God- had the authority and birth-right to act after the manner of God. This meant that they believed in mankind's right to create, to perform magick, and to journey into the heavens (like the prophets Enoch and Elijah) in their own personal Chariots of Fire.

Mahaseh Merkavah could not be practiced without first engaging in deep studies of the Mahaseh Berashith. Yet, this did not always work the other way around. During the Middle Ages, those Rabbis who adhered fundamentally to Jewish law, and studied the Work of Creation themselves, were outspoken against the Work of the Chariot. The Merkavah Mystics were a sub-culture of mages who did not intermingle with "official" Jewish religious authority.

Meanwhile, their philosophies and practices were of much interest to their Christian counterparts- the Alchemists, Hermeticists, and especially the occultists who wrote and utilized the medieval grimoires like the Key of Solomon the King. Thus, a large amount of Jewish-based practical magick found its way into Western European occultism, and survives there in several forms today. Aspects of it have been preserved in the grimoires, of course. Other aspects have come to us largely through the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and you might recognize them as the Pentagram Rituals, the Middle Pillar, the making of talismans, the summoning of Angels and spirits, etc.

Can you see the different spellings (Kabbalah and Qabalah)? Qabalah is usually used to refer to Hermetic Qabalah - a Western esoteric and mystical tradition. While Kabbalah is orthodox Jewish "discipline"

The Qabalah focuses heavily upon Archetypal Forces- that is, blueprint concepts behind all physical things and non-physical ideas. Take, for instance, a simple oak tree. Any given single oak tree is only one oak tree out of millions of close and distant relatives. It is AN oak tree, rather than THE oak tree. And yet, when you sat in school and learned what an "oak tree" was, you were not taught about this tree or that tree. You were taught about "oak trees" in general- you were being taught about THE oak tree. This all-encompassing- even hypothetical- oak tree that stands for all oak trees everywhere is an Archetype.

Therefore, as you can see, every little mundane object or concept has an Archetype behind it (or- better- over it). Of course, of all the creatures on planet Earth, only humans (so far as we know) have conceived of Archetypal Forces. Like Adam naming all the things and creatures in the Garden of Eden, human beings are uniquely and naturally wired to apply archetypal labels and classifications to all things.

The Qabalah, particularly Mahaseh Berashith, could be classified as a direct study of Archetypes and their interaction with the human mind or soul. In order for one's study to be successful, the student must eventually be able to think in terms of the Qabalah without any specific mental effort to do so. This means that one should look around the mundane world, seeing the invisible Archetypes that lie behind everything. This is what is meant by Biblical literature that insists- Let him who hath eyes, see!

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