22 June, 2010

...all is not as it seems...

...everything is but a seeming...

...even I...

...and when one realises that all is but a seeming, one of two things happens: one either seems to see all as simply shells, bereft of any inherent light, an animal being animalistic, waiting and running from death, or they see that the seeming is informed by a massive absolute consciousness acting through what seems to be reality, and at the level of individuality at that; what an amazing concept - to see all as interactions of absolute consciousness interacting with itself through individualised manifestations, imagine god meeting god through the shaking of two mens hands, or the meeting of lips of lovers, or two children playing in a sand box...

Maybe this is the true difference between being "human" and BEING HUMAN!

...and here is the difference between a good magus and a bad: one uses the seeming, the plastic, moldable reality, to create harmony and create peace, becoming and evolution, and the other uses it to create facades, personas, with which to deceive people and create illusions for seflish ends, and to simply sow discord, where one who has true power could just as equally create harmony...it's all about intent, and also of whether that intent is obvious or veiled...

...both the inner and the outer world: yet, and because of this, there is what seems to be a single autonomous entity, that is capable of watching both the inner and outer realities unfold, develope and evolve, and yet is touched by neither, so both are but a seeming and each veiling a truth that is but another veil, another seeming...ever onward to and forever through the Mystery of Unfolding Night!

A Call unto the Goddess of the Night

Heka, Hekat, Hekate, Hekate!

O' Hecate, Antient Goddess please preside over this,
our practice of the Arte of the Mysteries of the Moon,
ever abiding in Thy Presence and Bliss Undying,
be with us this evening our Lady of Midnight's Noon!

Mistress of Magic, here upon the Cross'd Way we stand,
we humbly seek and beseech the Powers of Thy Dark Grace,
by the Powers of the Emerald Toad and the Wise Serpent,
come upon Our Compass with Black Embrace.

O' Hecate, by the Reddened Skull and the Verdant Leaf,
We call upon the Powers of the Holy Wain,
Mistress of the Keys and Lady of the Crossed-Roads,
Open the Sacred Gates and show the Blessed Way!

Mother of the Wise, Great Goddess of Heaven and Hell,
Gracious Light-bearer of the Full Moon's Power,
A Sacred and Blessed Essence abloom like a Flower,
Descend, arise, within Our Compass be Alive!

O' Hekate! Open the Way, ever by the Sign of the Crooked Path.

(Here follows an inscribing upon the Aires the Aethyric Form of the Crooked Serpent with Astral Light, begin chanting "Heka, Hekat, Hekate, Hekate!" until Her presence is felt, and follow with small moment of reflection and contemplation.)

By Patrick Larabee

16 June, 2010

Tubelo's Green Fire by Shani Oates

This book explores historical and contemporary ideas of witchcraft through the perspective of the Clan of Tubal Cain - a closed Initiatory group aligned to the Shadow Mysteries within the Luciferian stream. As
students of arte we mediate the ancestral stream, teaching through practice with the sacred tenets of Truth, Love and Beauty.
The Word is thus manifest in deed and vision.


“A driving thirst for knowledge is the forerunner of wisdom. Knowledge is a state that all organic life posesses, wisdom is the reward of the spirit, gained in the search for knowledge. Truth is variable – what is
true now, will not be true tomorrow, since the temporal truths are dependent upon ethics and social mores – therefore wisdom is possibly eternal Truth, untouched by man’s condition. So we must come to the heart of the People, a belief that is based upon Eternity, and not upon social needs or pressures – the ‘witch’ belief then is concerned with wisdom, our true name, then is the wise people and wisdom is our aim.”
- - Robert Cochrane (1931-1966)


Contents: Mythopoesis / Goda, the Clan of Tubal Cain and Robert Cochrane/ Hekate, Dark Mistress of the Soul/ The Wisdom of Courtly Love/Dance of the Seven Veils/ / Hand of Fatima / Sila na gigh /Dia de los Muertos / Abbots Bromley, the Wild Hunt and Saint Nick / Summer and Winter Customs / The Wild Hunt / Green Knight, Dark God of Light / The Fisher King: Gnostic Priest of the High Mysteries of the Graal / The
Divine Duellists / Why Cranes? An Exploration into their Mythic Significance in / Legend and Lore/ The Fruit of Wisdom / Musings on the Sacred / The Mystery Tradition / A Man for all Seasons / The Three Rings of the Compass / Traditional Enigma / The Alchemy of the Compass / What is an Initiation?

May be purchased through:

Atlantis Books: http://www.atlantisbooks.org/bookshop/

Watkins Books: http://www.watkinsbooks.co.uk/index.html

Treadwells: http://www.treadwells-london.com/index.html

Libra-Aries Books: http://www.libra-aries-books.co.uk/cat/book/tubelos_green_fire_oates.html

Midian Books: http://www.midianbooks.co.uk/index.html

Fields Bookstore: http://www.fieldsbooks.com/cgi-bin/fields/9781906958077.html


Mandrake of Oxford: http://www.mandrake.uk.net/shanioates.htm