Magicians Ebooks Catalog
The Eye In The Triangle An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley by Israel Regardie Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley Gems From The Equinox by Aleister Crowley The Law Is For All by Aleister Crowley Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary edited by James Wasserman
Since the time of Tsar Peter the Great (1672-1725), the Kamchitka Peninsula, the most Eastern part of Russian Siberia, had been visited by travellers, political exiles, explorers, fur traders, and anthropologists. All were to bear witness to the nomadic reindeer herders who ritually ingested fly agaric mushrooms (their only intoxicant) in order to obtain contact with the spiritual dimension. The word 'shaman' itself derives from the Siberian Tungus 'saman' which means diviner, magician, doctor, creator of ecstasy, the mediator between the human world and the supernatural.
The Tarot Magician is usually surrounded by marine and vegetative flourishes vines, flowers, leaves, cellular forms. Crowley's magical image of this card is the wand or caduceus, thrusting forward. The Magician has solved the first basic problem of all life SHe knows what to approach and what to avoid. SHe is now ready for the first Mating, the First Migration to Mother-Earth.
The Cabalists identify this card with the Hebrew letter daleth, a door. The cervical opening. The womb. The sparrow, dove or swan are given as correlated images by Crowley and appear on many decks, ancient and modern. The symbolism is soft, material, feathery-warm. The magical instrument is the girdle, softly enclosing. Associated perfumes and incenses are sandalwood, myrtle, all soft voluptuous odors. Crowley describes this card as The Daughter of the Mighty Ones, i.e. the king's daughter who, mating with the Fool, transmutes him to the Magician ready to march forward into the higher circuits.
The 22nd Tarot card was introduced towards the end of the 20th century when even the most gullible occultists and Cal Tech physicists began to realize that there were gaps in the dogmatic cosmologies imposed by medieval, protestant and Marxist hive-philosophers. By 1979 scientists (some robotically slave-wired by RNA, e.g., Sakharov, Teller, Ulam some empathetically witting, e.g., John Nuckolls and Lowell Wood, J. A. Wheeler, Jack Sarfatti, Fred Wolf, Murray Gell-Mann) were producing data and plausible, empirically-derived models which compelled a re-definition of human destiny.
And with that we arrive at the Mondo house. Sirius has a little trouble getting out of the car. I'm kicking brain drugs right now, he apologizes. I was experiencing some back pain so I'm staying away from them, for now. Yet, he manages to round off his exit from the vehicle with a little flourish of his cape. He moves like a magician - a slightly awkward magician - as if each action is not only the action but a presentation of that action, too. No meaning. Just showmanship.
The first volume of a series based upon Aleister Crowley's presentation of material illustrating the properties of hashish. Crowley entitled the series The Herb Dangerous and published it in 1909 and 1910 in the Equinox magazine. The series covered current and historical writings illustrating the knowledge on hemp he considered most important. Hasheesh The Herb Dangerous contains an essay by Crowley (writing under the name of Oliver Haddo) entitled The Psychology of Hashish, a pharmaceutical study of the developments in cannabis chemistry in 1910, and two descriptions of high experiences resulting from experiments with USP fluidextract cannabis conducted by an American doctor at the turn of the century. Also presented are the astounding adventures of one of the world's greatest smugglers in his attempt to transport twelve tons of Baluchistani charas to Europe in the early 1920s.
The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were the era of Freud and the psychoanalytical theory of mental disorders. Everything from mild depression to full blown psychosis was believed to be rooted in abnormalities of the psyche which had to be treated with lengthy sessions on the couch. Although talking about one's problems is still part of most therapy programs, the medical profession has turned the corner into the modern world and realizes now that an imbalance of neurotransmitters can be the cause of many disorders of mood and even psychosis. In fact this is not a new idea in that even Freud considered biochemical imbalances before he framed his psychoanalytic theory. Overactivity as is observed with schizophrenia is believed to be due to an excess of norepinephrine and dopamine and or a deficiency in serotonin (which acts as a brake to impulses) while depression involves a lower than normal amount of NE and DA. These biopsychological neurotransmitter hypotheses arose...
Upon awakening, the mandrake or belladonna tripper will remember nothing of the hours spent in the alkaloid world. This has made the mandrake clan especially popular with white slavers, black magicians, pimps and the other nefarious virgin punciuiers throughout the ages. One classical antecedent of electric punch was the mandrake-spiked orgy wine prepared in classic Greek and Roman times.
Zen and Buddhist stock rose sharply while Yoga, Brahmanist and Vedantist issues plummeted In London, Blake enjoyed a mild rise, Hume skyrocketed, Aldous Huxley weakened, then held, and penny-a-share issues such as Aleister Crowley and Yeats disappeared entirely from view. In Paris, former glamour stocks like Sartre and Camus began to look a little green around the gills such superficially disparate stocks as Thoreau, Nabokov, Borges, and Norman 0. Brown were driven to undreamed of levels All the Zen masters spiralled into the blue Freud and Jung went through wild gyrations resembling an aerial dogfight, before both sank gradually to earth the I Ching went through the roof. The Gita crashed Shakespeare, unlike almost every other stock being traded, remained absolutely stable.
Shamanism was the foundation of most eaily religions. In hunting and gathering societies, the shaman was at once priest, doctor and magician, using drug potions lo communicate with the spiril would, to divine the hidden secrets of life and death, lo cure the sick and to control events affecting not only individuals but the community as a whole. The word shaman derives from Russian or Tungus saman, a Buddhist monk, and
In the course of analyzing the extraordinary corpus of shamanic incantations collected in Ruiz de Alarcon's Tratado of 1629, historian Alfredo Lopez Austin (1973) has found that the synthesis of mythic chants and mind-manifesting drugs (e.g. picietl Nicotiana rustica , and also peyote, mushrooms, and ololiuhqui morning-glory seeds ) assists the process of curing in two ways one, it gives the shaman or magician the gift of clairvoyance the perceptive capability of discovering the occult reality of things, the supernatural in the natural, in actual time and space, and of achieving contact and communication with supernatural beings that have become visible to him. Second, myth and magic plant the mythical element fractured bone is the fissure through which the magician slips in order to avail himself of a favorable point in time. He does not attempt to relate analogically a divine event with a result that he wishes to obtain in the real world. It is not simply analogic magic. The...
Now, as we know from ethnology, the symbolic systems or religions of hunting peoples everywhere are essentially shamanistic, sharing so many basic features over time and space as to suggest common historical and psychological origins. At the center of shamanistic religion stands the personality of the shaman and the ecstatic experience that is uniquely his, in his crucial role as diviner, seer, magician, poet, singer, artist, prophet of game and weather, keeper of the traditions, and healer of bodily and spiritual ills. With his spirit helpers or familiars, the shaman is preeminently guardian of the physical and psychic equilibrium of his group, for whom he intercedes in personal confrontation with the supernatural forces of the Upperworld and Underworld, to whose mystical geography he has become privy through initiatory crisis, training, and ecstatic trance. Often, though not always or everywhere, the shaman's ecstatic dream has involved the use of some sacred hallucinogenic plant...
The ESSENES (ancient Israeli sect of extreme Hebrewites approx. 200 B.C.E. to 73 C.E.) used hemp medicinally, as did the THERAPUTEA (Egypt), from whom we get the term therapeutic. Both are believed by some scholars to be disciples of, or in a brotherhood with, the priests magician of the Zoroastrians.
The magicians slight of hand So I ask you again. Is this world real, or have we been tricked by a clever magician into thinking that the universe started with a big bang, or that there was a god who created us all Have we been tricked into thinking that we came from the apes millions of years ago, when really, the world has only been in existence for a short time Do you see the importance of these questions
THE ALEISTER CROWLEY TAROT SCHEME IS PRE-EINSTEINIAN BASED ON THE FIFTH CIRCUIT Several students of Magic (Brian Barritt, Andy Warhol, Robert Anton Wilson) have commented on synchronicities between the life and work of Aleister Crowley and the publicized experiences of Dr. Timothy Leary. Crowley's transmissions were primarily concerned with the Fifth Circuit. Sex-magick. Self-definition as a polymorphous erotic receiver. Somatic control. The tantric union of male-female. The Pan, Dionysus rapture myth. The alchemy of aphrodisiac drugs. In the last pages of his autobiography, Confessions of Aleister Crowleythe Mage describes an Egyptian document which he believed to contain an important prophetic signal. The name TIMA was assigned to the mysterious transmitter. With this strange reference Crowley goes on to summarize his life's work as being unfinished, particularly his work on the Tarot. Crowley says that his task will be completed by his successor who will make it more quantitative,...
Herbs were known in Europe as a very important way of improving health. In ancient China, herbs were known and used even since 770 BCE, and in Mesopotamia approximately since 2000 BCE. In Mesopotamia alone, plants such as Papaver somniferum and Atropa belladonna have served a purpose, and the use of Datura metel, Cannabis sativa and the mushroom Amanita muscaria can be traced to ancient India. Moreover, plants containing alkaloids have been historically used for other purposes. Hunters, priests, medicine men, witches and magicians have all been known to use alkaloidal plants. Humans have used alkaloids as poisons in weapons581. The most poisonous alkaloids such as aconitine and tubocarine were used in ancient time as poisons for arrows. Especially in Africa, these weapons have been used in tribal warfare, where the poisons (alkaloids) were generally prepared from plants but also from animal sources as toads, snakes and frogs582 583. Poisoned arrows have also been used in Asia,...
By the early 1960s Cooke had moved back to California, where he immersed himself in an intensive study of the tarot. Word quickly spread through the West Coast occult circuit about an extraordinary psychic who possessed a tarot deck with the handwritten annotations of its previous owner, the infamous Aleister Crowley. Crowds of young people started to flock to Carmel to visit Cooke, and they were not disappointed. With a bald head, goatee, and piercing gray eyes, Cooke looked as though he belonged behind a crystal ball. Shortly after he participated in a series of channeling sessions, which resulted in the New Tarot Deck for the Aquarian Age, he had his first taste of LSD-2,5. Apparently he found the psychedelic to his liking, as he proceeded to drop acid nearly every day for a two-year period. According to one of his disciple-associates, Cooke was also something of a bacchant. At times his penchant for alcohol and acid left him drunk and crazed in his wheelchair. Cooke and his...
As in the previous matrix, the corresponding biological situations can be relived in a rather realistic way. The symbolic concomitant of the onset of delivery is the experience of cosmic engulfment. It involves overwhelming feelings of increasing anxiety and awareness of an imminent vital threat. The source of this approaching danger cannot be clearly identified and the subject has a tendency to interpret his or her immediate environment or the entire world in paranoid terms. Not infrequently do individuals in this state report experiences of evil influences coming from members of secret organizations, inhabitants of other planets, malevolent hypnotists, black magicians, or diabolic gadgets emanating noxious radiation or toxic gases. Further intensification of anxiety typically results in an experience involving a monstrous, gigantic whirlpool, a Maelstrom sucking the subject and his or her world relentlessly toward its center. A frequent variation of this universal engulfment is an...
The first twelve cards describe the primitive, heavy, mammalian, earthly, domestic, social, hive-orientation of the passed. With the exception of Impregnation (Wheel of Life) all the cards described so far present human figures engaged in some form of material, cultural, secular, earth-bound larval activity. The Baby-Fool. The Wily-cellular Magician. The Earth-Mother. The Secret-Woman. The Emperor-Power. Papal-popularity. The Paleolithic-Serving-Mind. The Neolithic-Manipulative-Chariot-Mind. Tribal-Success. Feudal Hermit-Playboy Adolescence. Marital Domesticity. Egalitarian Hive-Justice.
Apart from Siberian folklore many European folktales also testify to the enigma of the fly agaric mushroom, providing an echo of the distant cultural interconnections of the past. Yugoslav peasants take the mushroom's supernatural origin back to the time of pre-Christian Nature gods. The legend relates that Votan, chief of all the gods and a potent magician and healer, was riding his magical horse through the countryside when suddenly demons appeared and started chasing him. As he fled, his horse galloped so fast that flecks of bloodied foam flew from its mouth. Wherever this bloody foam fell, fly agarics sprang up.
Fundamentals of Magick
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