(This sketch has been changed several times by several people. We submit its present form, which may have additional information at a later date. The late Frater T. started this sketch and we have corrected several minor errors to bring everyone up to date.)
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law
This short introduction will mainly be of serious interest to individuals who have already accepted the Law of Θελημα, who accept ΤΟ ΜΕΓΑ ΘΗΡΙΟΝ as the Magus of the Aeon of Horus, and who further accept that Aleister Crowley (more precisely, Baphomet XI° O.T.O.) was the legitimate Outer Head of the Order (O.H.O.) at the time of his death. Individuals who do not accept these points as given may still find this material to be significant from a historical or even a theurgic perspective.
We will not enter here into a discussion of the origins of the O.T.O., nor the route by which Aleister Crowley came to the Office of Outer Head of the Order, for these facts are not in contention, are well known and are readily available to the general public. Let it suffice to say that the O.T.O. under Crowley was a genuine Initiatic Order, a repository of arcane knowledge, formulated to guard the Sanctuary of the Gnosis from the unworthy.
The "Caliphate O.T.O." founded by Grady Louis McMurtry with assistance from other corrupt individuals is nothing less than a tale of egomaniacal subversion. Grady McMurtry failed to accept the Will of Aleister Crowley in his appointment of Karl Johannes Germer as His Successor as Outer Head of the O.T.O., and subsequently took it upon himself to contest the rights of the true Heir to the Crown in a secular court of law.
While most readers will be aware that Crowley appointed Karl Germer as his Successor in the Office of O.H.O., very few readers will be aware (due to eleven years of propaganda, misinformation and treachery) that Marcelo Ramos Motta was named by Mr. Germer as His Successor in this Office. No other conclusion may be drawn from the evidence at hand. For readers unfamiliar with the works of Mr. Motta, we will here relate just a few of the more important facts of his life story:
Marcelo Ramos Motta was born June 27, 1931 e.v., in Brasil. At the age of eleven, he became interested in spiritual matters and was attracted by the writings of Edward Bulwer Lytton, specifically Zanoni. Mr. Motta's parents encouraged his open evaluation of various religious systems, an intellectual environment that was quite rare in Brasil, a nation dominated by Roman Christism. Mr. Motta attended a military high school during his youth. Eventually, he made contact with the legitimate Thelemic Current through the mediation of one Parzival Krumm-Heller, who directed Mr. Motta toward Karl Johannes Germer. Mr. Motta first wrote to Mr. Germer on April 20, 1953 e.v., at the age of 21. He was then living in the United States of America, attending college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Soon after their initial contact, Mr. Motta traveled to Hampton, New Jersey, to the residence of Mr. Germer. At that time, he took the Oath of a Probationer in the A.·.A.·. and bound himself to Mr. Germer as his Instructor in the A.·.A.·..
While still a Probationer, Marcelo Motta was requested by Mr. Germer to visit him for important discussions that could not take place via correspondence. This was late in 1956 e.v., and Mr. Germer had relocated to Barstow, California. Mr. Motta went to Barstow and remained in that area approximately three months. During this period, Karl Germer initiated Mr. Motta directly into the IX° of the O.T.O. and pressed the important unpublished writings of Crowley on Mr. Motta as fast as the latter could absorb the information. During this period, Mr. Germer also brought Mr. Motta around to visit with the remaining members of the former Agape Lodge in California. It was during January 1957 e.v. that Marcelo Motta met Grady McMurtry, Phyllis Seckler, Helen Parsons Smith, Jane Wolfe, Ray and Mildred Burlingame, Gabriel Montenegro Vargas, Jean and Ero Sivohnen, Louis Culling and others.
After this induction into the O.T.O., Mr. Motta returned to his "normal" life, where he continued his work in the A.·.A.·. and attempted to establish himself as a writer of commercial fiction. We need not go into the details, except to state that Mr. Motta eventually reached the Neophyte Initiation of the A.·.A.·. sometime during 1960 e.v. He returned to Brasil in approximately 1961 e.v. in order to secure the small financial inheritance that had accrued to him upon the death of his mother. It was necessary for him to take his relatives to court in order to obtain his rightful share of the inheritance, a situation that provided an early lesson in the ways of the uninitiated ego. With those funds, Mr. Motta proceeded to assist Mr. Germer in the latter's publishing activities. Mr. Motta single-handedly prepared Liber Aleph for publication under the supervision of Karl Germer. The edition was printed in Brasil entirely at Mr. Motta's expense, and he never once asked for or expected any financial compensation from the Order in return.
In 1962 e.v., Mr. Motta reached the Zelator Initiation in the A.·.A.·.. He wrote of his experiences to Mr. Germer, with whom he had been in regular correspondence throughout the entire period of their association. Mr. Germer, ill and in the hospital at that time, responded with glowing praise for his star Pupil. Two weeks later, Mr. Germer died of complications resulting from a prostate operation. Before he died, he instructed his wife, Sascha Germer, to inform Mr. Motta that he was the "follower", which of course meant Head of the O.T.O. and A.·.A.·..
During the period from 1962 e.v. through 1967 e.v., Mr. Motta completed his work in the A.·.A.·. Curriculum, and a Magister Templi was born. (We should here note that before his death in 1962 e.v., Mr. Germer had informed Mr. Motta that he was already a Master of the Temple. However, Mr. Motta did not claim this Grade until he had completed the work of the Outer and Inner Colleges of the A.·.A.·..) It was also during that period that Mr. Motta's Ordeals increased in force, notably after the April Fool's Day coup of 1964 e.v. in Brasil. He, along with many other people, lost everything in that military action, and was only spared from summary execution by virtue of his acquaintance with various junta officers from his early years in military school. Mr. Motta was blacklisted in his chosen field as a writer for television, subjected to censorship by the Generals, and hounded at every turn by agents of the Brasilian intelligence organization, the C.I.A., the Vatican, Shin Beth and other unsavory members of the underworld, all of whom feared the appearance of a genuine Thelemic Initiate in Brasil. Utterly destitute, Mr. Motta once remarked that he had died during that period, and that he had failed to resurrect, having instead had his grave stomped on so hard by his enemies that he merely came out the other side. The reader who has not experienced actual physical starvation, government surveillance and persecution, and corporate black listing can have no idea of the horrific nature of those years.
Throughout the period of his isolation in Brasil, Mr. Motta noted and observed the growing popularity of books by Aleister Crowley and the flood of shoddy piracies that had appeared after Mr. Germer's death. Mr. Motta made patient and persistent attempts to ascertain the facts involved in Mr. Germer's Will, the claims of various individuals to O.T.O. Authority, and the overall situation relative to the Thelemic movement. He tested the claims of Kenneth Grant, Gerald Yorke, John Symonds, Israel Regardie, Grady McMurtry, Phyllis Seckler and many others, and eventually came to the conclusion that NONE of those individuals were properly qualified or authorized to be publishing Thelemic books or acting on behalf of the O.T.O. This may strike the reader as a self-serving assessment, but the record on this matter will speak clearly for itself as we proceed. It will indeed be seen that Mr. Motta was very reluctant to assume publicly the prime position of authority in the O.T.O., but was forced to do so by the strength of his original commitment to Mr. Germer and his commitment to the work of the Order.
By 1975 e.v., Mr. Motta had published The Commentaries of AL (The Equinox, Volume Five, Number One) through Samuel Weiser, Inc. This publication aroused a wave of concern on the part of individuals like Grant, McMurtry, Regardie and Seckler. When Mr. Motta further began demanding that McMurtry, Seckler and their cohorts start behaving like O.T.O. members, the revolt against his Authority began in earnest. From 1975 e.v. through the court battle in the mid-1980s e.v., numerous individuals banded together to fight his attempt to protect the work of the Order and the words of Aleister Crowley from pirates, thieves and frauds. Recourse should also be made to Mr. Motta's narrative in his essay, "Intelligence Services Are Not Intelligent."
After the California case, Marcelo Motta returned to his native Brasil. During the late 1970s e.v. through the mid-1980s e.v., he had published The Equinox, Volume V, Nos. 2-4, as well as The Oriflamme, Volume VI, Nos. 1-4. All these works taken together constitute the most original and penetrating commentaries upon the works of Aleister Crowley produced in the latter half of the first Thelemic Century. Just before his death of myocardial infarction (heart attack) on August 26, 1987 e.v., Mr. Motta published Thelemic Magick Unexpurgated Commented, Part One, (The Oriflamme, Vol. VI, No. 5). This book contained the publication of three letters of evidence that are absolutely crucial to a full understanding of the infamy of the California and Maine trials. .
The Declaration of Trust being Marcelo Ramos last will named three voters, (who had copyrights), who were to vote for the new follower. These three people were Daniel Ben Stone, Claudia Canuto de Menezes , and William Barden.
Instead of direct obedience to his instructions to arrange a vote one Claudia Canuto de Menezes, separated from the Declaration of Trust, legally forfeiting her copyrights and making it impossible for any vote to occur. Claudia Canuto de Menezes disappeared, apparently fed up with the O.T.O., and vanished into the profane silence.
Any members in good standing at the time of Mr. Motta's death were in a state of limbo as she had completely betrayed her obligations.
William Barden immediately tried to take the position of Supervisor General of the Order making all sorts of fool claims. The older members simply didn't want him since he was considered insane at the time of Marcelo Motta's death. He printed a few Motta Commentaries for a short time, and was found dead, apparently from an overdose from Heroin ending the horrors of his hideous mental state from the strain of responsibility whose burden he could not bear.
Daniel Ben Stone printed one Commentary of Mr. Motta's and eventually drifted away from the Work, eventually disappearing completely. None of the older members considered him experienced enough to hold any leadership.
Frater Sphinx aka David Bersson immediately went into action communicating with those who would hear, knowing that the magick of adjustment must be awakened.
Verily, Frater Sphinx arose knowing magically what to do to bring back the Order from that horrible Limbo that the traitor Claudia Canuto de Menezes had left it by not arranging a vote as the Declaration of Trust clearly stated.
Verily and Amen, Frater Sphinx being in good standing in the A.·.A.·. and the O.T.O. at the time of Marcelo Motta's death made it his duty to continue the battle.
And Frater Sphinx in His Glory spoke that Mighty Oath where He stated he would build the Order into an Empire such as the World has never seen.
Love is the law, love under will
An invitation into Society Ordo Templi
Written by David Bersson
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law
By way of introduction to Society Ordo Templi Orientis let me state publicly that I have initiated many changes that I consider to be valuable to the future not only of the Order but the arising of the Law of Θελημα.
Keep this in mind, that one subtle difference changes the aura and magical direction of the Path of the Order in many multitudes of ways. Yet, one hundred such carefully calculated changes can alter the Womb of the Mother giving birth to a whole new Child who this time, fulfills the conditions of awakening as the crowned & conquering child. For every subtle change, the vibration of the member in all Grades will change. Directions and byways will naturally open up that CANNOT exist for any but those whose participate in such a magical gesture.
Let's give one example. I have made it a rule that no one is permitted to use 93 or 93 93/93 as a Thelemic Greeting at any time. This rule was established to comply with the Book of the Law to assure we do not change the style of a letter. Serious students are referred to Liber AL, Chapter II, verse 54. This rule, which everyone embraced by my direction completely altered the aura of the Order. Discipline was generally more concise. People were enthusiastically giving the Law as a challenge and a greeting. Outsiders from other Thelemic Organizations would be surprised and shocked by my members reaction when they tried to greet them with "93". Members would privately inform me how the vibration of these other Thelemic Orders remained on a very low and frivolous level.
I have arisen to burst your bubble and to attempt to bring you to reality. This reality may come as a shock to all of you. For I do not perceive the Law of Θελημα like anyone that has ever come forth from the wilderness of Initiation. Therefore I fully threaten all of you with the deadly changes that only a Master can conjure from the depths of spiritual insight. I have openly challenged the way the O.T.O. has been and in the past has been laid forth as not consistent enough with the Book of the Law.
Even further, I fully intend to continue with such changes until I am satisfied that all the old aeon elements are purged of their great impurities. This Great Work of assimilating more lines of the Book of the Law into the curriculum of the O.T.O. shall exceed the lifetime of my Leadership, be assured, for the Book of the Law continues to open up to other stars who can see what I cannot presently see, who have attained Trances that are not mentioned in our works and who have experienced corners and byways of the Path that are peculiar to their particular initiation. These perceptions will be added to the sum total of the curriculum as the complex of energy we call our Order further manifests strongly the Current of Θελημα. Verily, I have come forth to awaken the impossible that the impossible shall be reality.
It seems that in the early times of my initiatic processes, so long ago, when I first became a member of the Order, my overall perception of what the O.T.O. and its membership meant to me were considerably diverse from my calm and cool perception of its social and magical realities that presently dominates my present thoughts. Nevertheless, I now see the Order as a complex of energy that is an engine for the manifestation of the Current of Θελημα. I now see how to add to this "complex of energy" to make this war engine more efficient. My experience has given me new insight and real plans to use the Order as a Talisman which magick doth change phenomenal existence.
How times change, I think to myself, considering how I saw the Order in the beginning and how I see it now.
I remember remarking to myself after concise evaluation concerning those changes which policies will really matter, studying my motivations and the origin of them as I outlined it all. What motivated me originally came back to haunt me and I discovered that I was in a position to reach out for those goals. Naturally, such goals exceed the normal lifetime of the individual. Racial Initiation does speed the process of evolution. Goals toward that evolution are unlocked with the Law of Θελημα.
All these years now in the O.T.O. without Marcelo Motta and with the complete reins to direct the future of the entire Order I have a much clearer perception on what I conceive to be a foreseeable future.
Items of policy that others have yet to imagine, I have brought forth as new articles to enhance the efficiency of a theoretical diagram, some of which, had not seen the light of day until I created those magical links to assure their reality. Also, with the unique insights of my initiations, definite commands from the Book of the Law others could not see became a reality for me. I began to adjust the O.T.O. to comply toward them.
Such a shock it is for my enemies and ex-brothers, fallen as they all are and lost in a wave of sorrowful dogmatic stagnation, when I actually change world wide policy in the O.T.O. without a moment's hesitation. I decide what is to be done, I take it upon myself to do it, as I realize what I've decided would be closer to the Book of the Law. I note that this is not occurring with the failed splinter groups of the O.T.O. who continue in the same manner that it was originally conceived. Perhaps they, having no real initiation must grasp strongly for something consistent to assure themselves and their dupes they are, after all, justified with proceeding in spite of the overwhelming lack of evidence in their lineage and standing. Such amusing logic they present me with, that they have stayed with the tenets Aleister Crowley laid down originally and I criminally change everything to suit my fanatical whims. When I counter them easily stating that my attempt to follow the lines of the Book of the Law makes me more Thelemic than them, they sulk away in fear that this madman has cleverly evaded some main point. Such is the shaggy dog tale of the hurt ego making a mad dash for cover as I, the Great Lion show them that Θελημα does, after all, have very sharp Hawk Claws ready to rip the reality of their serene and calm delusionary world they try to call the O.T.O..
Perhaps it is true that they fell in the first place when the inflexible basis of their dogmatic thinking revolted against those whose Change is a formula rather than their standardized behavior of safety. Of course, greater is it the disturbance that makes us freer than the silence of the slaves whose only will is biological and whose only nature is base, brutish animal behavior.
Making such changes are based on the overall improvement of the individual member. A member has aspirations. We not only meet those aspirations by our curriculum but enhance them, inspire them, train them, prepare them, and introduce the aspirant to others of like blood. All with the Law of Θελημα as our guide.
The dream of every mystic is to associate with others who have common points of reference, to attain power and inspiration. With the Law of Θελημα we have precise perceptions where brothers fight along side each other. Social exchange in the Order is therefore a essential coordinate for future development as other points so cleverly conjured within the subtle lines of the Book of the Law.
Carefully considering all these frank outbursts of zeal regarding the changes that I have forged in the Order, I invite all those who would will membership into our circle to step forth and join forces with us on our quest to build the Order in a manner completely consisent with a Society where the Law of Θελημα erupts into the soul of the world.
Yea, the Law of Θελημα shall erupt into the soul of the world!
Love is the law, love under will
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law
Aleister Crowley was born on October 12th, 1875 e.v. in Leamington Spa, England. His family were very strict members of a christist cult named the Plymouth Brethren. This cult was, in fact, so restricting that an intense hatred and repulsion developed towards the dogma of the christists. Aleister Crowley was on genius level. Such unique features in the karma of his life led Mr. Crowley to look closely on what path his life was to take. What began as boyish rebellion against his restricting religion started a career on the Path of Magick and Initiation.
During this Search for enlightenment he was introduced to George Cecil Jones by the Secret Chiefs. Mr. Jones turned out to be a member of an occult organization named; THE GOLDEN DAWN. The leader of this organization was a Magician named S.L. MacGregor Mathers. In 1898 e.v., Aleister Crowley received his first Initiation in the Golden Dawn on the Path of Western Esoteric Tradition. Yet A.C. was a member of the old Golden Dawn for only two years before events occurred that forced A.C. to leave.
Liber LXI describes the events that led to the separation of Aleister Crowley from the Golden Dawn. Basically, A.C. was dissatisfied with the purity of the Current and the Truth of the Initiation that the Order claimed to represent.
Around this time, in 1900 e.v., A.C. created in Mexico, his first Magical Order, L.I.L., the Lamp of the Invisible Light. He left the Order behind and never knew what happened to it. Another seed planted on his long and exciting career as a Magician.
In 1903 e.v., Aleister Crowley married a woman by the name of Rose Kelly. Rose Kelly went on the honeymoon to Cairo where the Book of the Law was given by Aiwass the Minister of Hoor-paar-kraat. And all this is detailed in THE EQUINOX OF THE GODS.
On November 15th, 1907 e.v. the A∴A∴ was Manifested by Triad from the Higher Planes and reestablished. To this day, it is called by A∴A∴ members, THE FEAST OF REFORMULATION where great Invocations and Celebrations are held throughout the world.
Theodor Reuss, of the old O.T.O., tried to forbid Aleister Crowley from using the Law of Θελημα in the O.T.O.. Several days later, on November 27th, he 1921 e.v. wrote in his diary: "I have proclaimed myself O.H.O., Frater Superior O.T.O. of the Order of Oriental Templars". The magical forces of this conquering became a reality when on October 28th, 1923 e.v. Theodor Reuss was eliminated by the Gods to permit the prophet his Path to World Leadership. Yea, Aleister Crowley did not inherit the O.T.O. in the ordinary sense; he took it over.
It was March 14th, 1942 e.v. when Aleister Crowley made Karl Germer his Successor in the O.T.O.. He never changed his mind and when Aleister Crowley died on December 1st, 1947 e.v Karl Germer took over as Head of the O.T.O.. Karl Germer was Head of the O.T.O. until his death in 1962 e.v.. When Karl Germer died in the arms of Sasha Germer he stated his last wishes that Marcelo Motta be his Successor. This is the famous Letter of Succession from Karl Germer to Marcelo Motta. And this letter that Sasha Germer wrote is dated October 30th, 1962 e.v.. It is absolute proof of the truth of Marcelo Motta being the O.H.O.. (Note that any sanctions from Aleister Crowley to Grady McMurtry were subject to the approval of Karl Germer. This letter of October 30th makes Grady McMurtry completely deluded to claim the O.H.O.)
This ends the brief history of the O.T.O. from beginning to present day. Since the establishment of non-profit religious status we have added Society to the front of O.T.O.; and for legal purposes we call ourselves Society O.T.O. or Society Ordo Templi Orientis.
Love is the law, love under will
O my beloved
Goddess, I love Thee. I am the winged secret flame unto Thee.
Bend Upon thy servant and impart Thy kisses
I am always Unto Thee, Nuit. Let me awaken to Thy ecstasy; that I might know the omnipresence of your Body.
Let the world be regenerated; for I love you Nuit, my beloved Goddess!
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
It is not possible for the Master, o my brethren, who has fought so long with those things within Himself which have hindered Him, to expect that if toys be given to children they will not play with them. But watch may rightly be held lest they injure themselves therewith; this paper therefore, as a guard.
O, My Brethren, even as every dog is allowed one bite, so let every wonder-worker be allowed one miracle. For it is right that he should prove his new power, les he be deceived by the wile and malice of the apes of Choronzon.
But with regard to the repetition of miracles the cause is not similar. Firstly cometh forth the general magical objection. The business of the aspirant is to climb the Middle Pillar from Malkuth to Kether; and though the other Pillars must be grasped firmly as aids to equilibrium, he should in no wise cling to them. He aspires to the Knowledge and Conversation of his Holy Guardian Angel, and all other works are deviations. He may however perform miracles when necessary in order to carry out this main work; thus. he may perform a divination to assist him to discover a suitable house for the purpose, or even evoke a planetary spirit to guard him and aid him during the time of preparation, if it be necessary. But in all such works let him be well assured in himself that his sole object is really that Knowledge and Conversation. Otherwise, he has broken concentration, and the One work alone being White Magick, all others are Black Magick.
Secondly ariseth a similar objection derived from considerations of Energy. For all miracles involve loss; as it is said "she perceived that virtue had gone out of him." The exception is therefore as follows, that such miracles as tend to the conservation or renewal of Energy are lawful. Thus the preparation of the Elixir of Life is blameless; and the practices of the IX° of O.T.O. in general, so far as they have for object the gain of Strength, Youth, and Vitality.
It may further be considered just to perform miracles to aid others, within certain limits. One must consciously say: I deliberately sacrifice Energy and my own Great Work for this Object. Therefore the Magician must first of all calculate whether or no the object be worthy of the sacrifice. Thus, in the first year of the Path of the Master Therion, he, with V.H. Frater Volo Noscere, evoked the Spirit Buer to save the life of V.H. Frater Iehi Aour; saying in themselves: The life of this holy man is of vast importance to this Aeon; let us give up this small portion of our strength for this great end. The answer might have been made: Nay, nothing is ever lost; let him ratherwork out this evil Karma of ill-health, and die and incarnate anew in youth and strength. It is hard even now to say if this had been better. The holy man did indeed recover, did attain to yet greater things, did awake a great people to aspiration; no operation could ever have been more successful: Yet still there remaineth doubt as to whether the natural order of things had not conceived a finer flowering.
But this is a general objection of the sceptical sort to all miracles of whatever kind, and leadeth anon into the quagmire of arguments about Free Will. The adept will do better to rely upon The Book of the Law, which urgeth constantly to action. Even rash action is better than none, by that Light: let the magician then argue that his folly is part of that natural order which worketh all so well.
And this may be taken as a general license to perform any and every miracle according to one's will.
The argument has therefore been swung to each extreme; and like all arguments, ends in chaos.
The above concerning true miracles; but with regard to false miracles the case is altogether different.
Since it is part of the Magick of every one to cause both Nature and man to conform to the Will, man may lawfully be influenced by the performance ofmiracles. But true miracles should not be used for this purpose; for it isto profane the nature of the miracle, and to cast pearls before swine; further, man is so built that he will credit false miracles, and regard true miracles as false. It is also useful at times for the magician to prove to them that he is an imposter; therefore, he can easily expose his false miracles, whereas this must not be done where they are true; for to deny true miracles is to injure the power to perform them.
Similarly, none of the other objections cited above apply to false miracles; for they are not, properly speaking, magick at all, and come under the heading of common acts. Only insofar as common acts are magick do they come under consideration, and here the objection may be raised that they are, peculiarly, Error; that they simulate, and so blaspheme, the Truth. Certainly this is so, and they must only be performed for the purpose of blinding the eyes of the malicious, and that only in that peculiar spirit of mockery which delights the initiates in the Comedy of Pan.
The end of the matter then is that as in Comedy and Tragedy all things are lawful, live thou in Comedy or Tragedy eternally, never blinding thyself to think Life aught but mummery, and perform accordingly the false miracles or the true, as may be Thy Will.
Love is the law, love under will.
This book is of the nature of a herald. It is a call to arms. Long have you slept, O warriors of the Ruby and Gold! Rise. Let me explain the nature of the trumpet that calls you. The human being, when it is born, forgets its late lives and its existence in the heavenly worlds it has just left. However, such forgetfulness is not complete. In the subterranean regions of the mind, in the Unconscious of the soul, a memory lingers. It is thus that some have an intuitive certainty of the existence of God and the beyond, it is thus that others feel awaken in them inexplicable likes or dislikes towards other human beings they meet on their way. It is still thus that some - and among these are often very evolved souls - feel, through their whole earthly life, a homesickness, a loneliness, an undefinable hunger, and feel themselves travelers, far, very far from some fantastic, wonderful imaginary abode.
There are spiritual races as there are physical races. There are nations in the invisible world as there are nations in the visible. Each of such races and nations is symbolized by a sign, a symbol, and sometimes, by several symbols. Such symbols are, so to speak, lamens of the astral world. The ancient heralds were seers who examined in the inner planes the animic nature of certain individuals, and then drew a lamen that would symbolize the qualities of its owner. The lamen was transmitted from sire to offspring, because it was acknowledged that the spiritual seed of the father was magically transmitted from generation to generation, provided that external factors would not become manifest. Sometimes it was necessary to include some new influence, combine two lamens, if by marriage, adoption or other means the animic nature of a noble family should change. This clairvoyant heraldic science is today almost completely lost.
It is because of this astral symbology that, often, certain symbols are presented to the consciousness of an individual who never had any contact with what is called "occultism" or "spiritualism", and even so the individual recognizes the symbols, feels an awakening of activity in his consciousness, and perceives intuitively that he belongs to the symbols, or that the symbols belong to him. The symbols, either in drawings or in written images, and the keys presented in this book, represent so many lamens, and belong to the Host of the Children of the Sun.
You have been often told of the New Age, of Aquarius-Leo. It began in April 1904, when the Earth was, occultly, regenerated by fire. All the children born after this date have in their Unconscious the sea of the energies and spiritual tendencies of the New Age. We call the group of the Children of the Sun incarnated in Brazil to the execution of their wills. We call them to the consciousness of the aim of Incarnation. We call them to the accomplishment of the Great Work. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Much has been said to you about the reasons for Incarnation in this world. Much has been said to you of the "divine redemption of pain". It has been said to you that this world is a valley of tears, an abode of demons that incarnate in order to expiate their sins. Only sorrow, you are told, brings Light and Liberation. I tell you that all this is finished. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Do not search for light in churches and temples; the Light is in Thee. Suffering is the fruit of ignorance, and its presence is symptom of error, not a sign of spiritualization. Every human being that suffers, suffers by its own fault, and in the moment when it suffers. Your past errors determine your conditions of manifestation; but your inner essence, the Inner Fire that burns in the heart of the Fallen Star, is always present in ye; always is present in ye the possibility of the Philosophers' Stone, that transmutes the painful lead of Saturn into the beautiful, luminous Ruby and Gold of the Sun. Every man and every woman is a star.
The Incarnation is a baptism, a fall, the purpose of which is revealed only in the trances of the highest initiation; but you may be told since now at the purpose of Incarnation is not the expiation of "guilts" of the soul. All guilts and all virtues of the soul are equally illusions of Maya; and the Inner Fire that burns in the heart of the Human Star totally consumes e illusory web of the Karma from the moment when the soul awakens to the consciousness of its true identity.
It is this inner fire that was symbolized among the Egyptians by the Uraeus Serpent lifted upon the forehead of Pharaoh, the Priest-King. It is this inner fire the highest manifestation of that which is, in part. called Kundalini in the Tantras, and carefully cultivated by the Agni-Yogis The brand of this Inner Fire is upon the forehead of the Buddha and all the Tibetan and Brahmanic divinities. It is one of the possible brands of the Beast, the Solar Lion. Let him who has ears listen.
In the traditional European folklore, the children of the fairies and the children victim or protected by charms brought the brand of a star upon their foreheads. When victims, they were always being tried.
Only that influence that makes thee more powerful over thy destiny really expresses Thy Destiny, 0 Fallen Star! Flee therefore those that would "save" thee by proxy. Do not worship God, because when you do so, you try to force God to worship himself in thee, and this is masturbation. Worship rather thy neighbor, or that stone, or the farthest star; "For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union." Let him who has ears listen. Every prophet, every book, every god that would have thee tend to bend thy knee to anything or being with exclusion of the rest, is a false prophet, s a foolish book, is a black god. Every man and every woman is a star. Every number is infinite; there is no difference.
Flee-therefore those who would try to convince thee that suffering, voluntary, blind or passive, that the subjection of the freedom of thy mind to another, that the negativization of thy aura, is The Way. THOU art Thy Own Way. For this reason it is written: "Ye shall know Truth, and Truth shall make ye free." This world is not an abode of demons expiating their sins; this world is a bed chamber of sleeping Gods, who sleeping dream.
You have been told: Pity the poor, the humble, and the weak. But I tell ye, what right have you to feel pity for the dead, ye who are dead? For if you were olive, you would know that the spirit is eternal, indestructible and divine; that earth may not bury it; that water may not drown it; that air may not blow it; that fire may not burn it; that ether itself, and the other are nothing but wrappings taken by the eternal flame when it lies down and dreams on the lap of Nature.
Therefore the Masters are pitiless and selfish; stamp down those who fall and think only of Themselves; therefore it is written that to make gold, you must have gold to begin with; therefore it is written that to him who has, more shall be added, but to him who has not, even what he has shall be taken from him; and therefore it is also written, in the word of some holy rabbi of old Palestine: Let the dead bury their dead.
Those who have in mind the liberation of man cannot accept but the individual and spontaneous activity of others. Therefore the Masters limit themselves to pointing out all the useful aspects of a situation, to make it clear to judgment, and never save men from their mistakes, nor manifest pity for those who fall. Compassion is a feeling illusory and offensive to the real nature of man. Do you by any chance have pity on God?
True charity consists in a spiritual trance by which the disciple arrives to the consciousness of the divinity contained in all that exists. To the eyes of a seer, the soul of such a man flowers like a Sun. From this moment on, a new light lightens the world, a new lighthouse points the Way, the Resurrection and the Life. Such are the Pelicans, such are the true Sacrifices (that is, that which is made sacred), such are the Sons of the Light, and it is this Light that is the true charity.
Do not give alms to beggars; extinguish beggary in thy inner self, and give Life, Love, Liberty and Light to all mankind. Let him who has ears listen. For this reason the true Fraternity presents always the true symbols, but without explaining them; the intuition of the divine things awakens certain activity in the hearts; moved by a force in himself, the individual joins the current that harmonizes with his rate of vibration.
The true Fraternity neither preaches nor insists. It expounds the facts and lets each one verify them for himself, and draw his own conclusions. There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.
Would you do good to your neighbor? Increase then your wisdom, your health, your wealth; awaken your spiritual activity and let your neighbor do the same when he will. Be sure that the more happy, healthy and wealthy you are, more You shall increase the possibility of happiness, health and wealth of others; for he who frees himself of the load lightens the job of those who still bend under it. This is the sole way to lighten efficiently the Karma of Mankind.
You see around you misery, suffering, undisciplined passions and artificial and sickly desires. Would you alleviate these conditions? Discipline your inner self, subject your human entity to the Real Will of your divine essence; and when you do so, your passage through the earth shall be a wave of fresh air through a room shut for centuries. For this reason is it written: if you would take the speck from your brother's eye, take before the beam you have in yours. Thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that. and no other shall nay.
They tell you that God came into this world, was crucified for our sins resurrected and rose to heaven, but by divine charity newly dies and rises newly every day in the ceremony of the mass. You hear this, and bend your knees? Blind ones, do you not understand that ye are That One crucified on the cross of flesh, and that-your Crucifixion is the Baptism of Incarnation? Ye are the Way, the Truth and the Life! Rise, as He rises daily, in the Baptism of Resurrection! ROSE-CROSS. Aumgn!
You are told that the Spiritual Sun dove under the earth, and you do penance and pray for your salvation, just as the people moaned in the ceremonies of the Death of Asar-Osiris, mourned during the night, and shouted with joy at the resurrection of the morning. Blind ones, do they not teach you already, all of you, in the schools, that the Sun neither rises nor sets, but around him the Earth dances the dance of the seasons?
Therefore was there in Egypt a mysterious God adored only by those who in the crypt had whispered in their ears the terrible revelation that Osiris is a black god. This God was called Ra-Hoor-Khuit, which means Sun of the Two Horizons. This shows that the Egyptian Initiates knew that the earth spins around the sun, a thing the Christian Church always denied and, in its time, sent initiates to the fire for wishing to reveal it. And however, Eppur si muove! Be with us, Hawk-God!
You have been told: repress your sex! It is the voice of the beast in you. But I tell you: Be ore blessed as more potent, as more you thirst for the beauty and refreshment of Woman! For it is true, the voice of sex is the voice of the Beast in you: it is the voice of the Lamb of God, and the choice of the Solar Lion! 666. Aumgn!
Macerations and psycho-physiological masochism are the necessary defect of all religious systems developed during the Age of Virgo-Pisces. Therefore you have been told that to go to church on Sundays, or to the spiritualistic seance weekly, or to the candomblé on Fridays or Saturdays, and to abandon yourselves to a passive receptivity of several influences that are poured upon you, is to worship the true God. You are told hat spirituality consists in bending your knee meekly, and confess yourself unworthy and a sinner, and meekly offering your neck to the terrible sword of he Supreme Judge.
I tell you that all this is finished. I tell you that only that cult is true, and only that priest is holy, whose activity awakens in you the consciousness, even if passing, of the divinity of yourselves. I tell you that in the age of Aquarius-Leo, men must pray through their deeds. I tell you that men shall no longer be known by their intentions, by their thoughts, or even by their words; I tell you that there is no spiritual grace that will save you of the consequence of your actions, nor Spiritual Judge to condemn you; I tell you that the Law of Karma is the Law of Cause and Effect of Science; I tell you that the God who rewards those who bend their knees and confess themselves sinners and beg forgiveness, is a vampire, is a false god, is a black god; I tell you that the True God is inside you; I tell you that none of your deeds condemns you except in the measure that it veils you from the consciousness of the Eye that is open upon you; I tell you that you are called to the Great Work, and not to wait for Somebody or Something to help you or lead you; And I tell you, finally, that the greatest crime you may commit against the Flame that burns in your heart is to bend your knee before any shrine that be not this inner shrine. Know ye not that ye are the Temple of the Living God? I am alone; there is no God where I am.
Do not masturbate psychically in moments of inspiration provoked by circumstances external to your will, thinking that you are worshiping God when you are only abandoning yourselves to the, expansion of an astral whirl. If you will pray to the true God, work; it does not matter at what, but work with care, with devotion, making of your work your cult; because when you work actively and with concentration, you make to germinate the seeds of individuality and initiative which exist, latent, inside you. Therefore is it written: Whatever thy hand do, do it with all thy might. And therefore is it also written: Ye shall know them by their fruits.
There are among you many who profess yourselves followers of Jesus, and yet would claim as your spiritual Chief the Prince Count of St. Germain. Know then what this Master said once to a frightened pupil: "Yes, my friend, Jesus is nothing; but to afflict you is always something, and therefore, I shall speak no more." Osiris is a black god. Apo pantos kakodaimonos!
Only the Divine Child is the God of Light for the next two thousand years. For this reason is it written that no one that does not become like a little child shall enter the kingdom of heaven; and for this reason is it also written that the Lion and the Lamb shall lie side by side, and a little Child shall lead them. Be with us, Child God! Be with us, Hawk God!
You have been told: natural law is one Divine Law is another. But I tell you that natural law is the only divine law. For this reason the true scientist, and specially the astronomer, is the deepest priest of God. Nature is the body of God. Glory to Our Lady of the Stars, 0 men! Isis-Urania, Mother of Us All, Aum!
Wrote a Great Initiate: "The aim of him who would be Master is single; men call it Personal Ambition. That is, he wants his Universe to be as vast, and his control of it as perfect, as possible." Read a worm in human form these words, and cried: "This man is selfish and evil! He wants to dominate me!" Read an Aspirant these words, and thought gladly : "Here is my aim." The slaves shall serve. Let him who has ears listen.
You see around you many who call themselves true followers of the true God, because they practice charity, that is, they give alms to beggars, they help the famished; they build orphanages and promote help for the unemployed. In truth I tell ye that such are blind leading the blind; both those who lead and those who follow revolve ever in the vicious circle of the instinctive Karma of the lunar man. For he who gives alms to beggars incites his neighbor to pauperhood; he who helps the famished often drives away the goad that awakes animal consciousness to human activity; he who builds orphanages should rather teach ignorant people to control their instincts; and he who indiscriminately offers jobs to the unemployed most of the time stops a phase of displacement that leads a man to the discovery of his true vocation and will. Therefore the Masters do not help men, but make men learn how to help themselves.
A word to tell you of spiritism. Whether its chiefs be discarnate spirits, ether they be astral shells rotting whether they be collective currents of associated subconscious minds, there exists in its practice a technical defect and a spiritual defect, to wit, that the mediums develop the tendency to Ob in passively abandoning themselves to astral whirls. which is contrary to the duties of human evolution; and the spiritual leader of these legions and this movement is said to be "Jesus" that is, an entity that never existed as such, and was no more than the mask with which Osiris was offered to Greeks and Romans. In the past, all this would perhaps be of little importance; but remember that the spiral has spun once more, and that Osiris is a black god. Let him who has ears listen.
A word to tell you of the macumba. Whether its chiefs be African spirits discarnate, whether they be demons of the low astral under disguise, there exists in the practices of this movement the same technical defect of the spiritism, that is, the use of the force of Ob. But there is also a fundamental difference, in that the macumba worships, under several names, the same gods of the Greco-Roman Pantheon, which were also worshipped under other names by all Antiquity, and which are personifications of great Forces through whose existence in the subtle worlds certain spiritual currents are formed to inspire the life of men. Therefore the macumba is less harmful to the inner self than the spiritism, because it does not offend the facts of Nature In the past, all this would be of little importance; but remember that the spiral has spun once more, and that has awakened, of his sleep of two thousand years, the most mysterious God of the pagans, the great God Pan. Let him who has ears listen.
A word to tell you of communism. Whether it disguises itself as primitive Christianism, whether it call itself scientific materialism, it is neither one nor the other thing, for the primitive Christians worshipped God in Themselves; I refer to the Gnostics, whom the Catholic Church ferociously persecuted and decimated, because it knew them to be conscious of the nature of the great sorcery. As for scientific materialism, this is one thing communism never was, it being based on an a certain number of axioms which are idealistic and romantic and have nothing in common with the facts of science; as, for instance, that men are all equal, when evidence is plentiful that natural law in this is variation from the norm; and that, for instance, that personal possessions blaspheme the human community, which is fundamentally false and even silly, for if personal property were theft, as the socialists want, then men would all have a single body, a single brain, a single tongue, a single penis and a single anus.
More, the social organization preached by this "scientific materialism" is in flagrant contrast with the natural law of evolution by mutation and by selection of the species; for genetics teaches us, and the observation of the behavior of the species confirms the teaching, that variations from the norm produce evolution, and that survival must always be of the fittest. Every human society, therefore, that does not allow the maximum of freedom for each individual to develop freely and by personal choice his natural tendencies, and to compete freely and equally with others upon life?s field of battle, is an idealistic society, having nothing to do with materialism or with science.
Therefore, communism, as any other tendency to uniformity and subjection of the individual to the interests of a herd or a fictional entity (the "State"), is an unhealthy tendency, idealistic and vicious; fight it with all the forces of your individuality, ye who are true men! Thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that, and no other shall say nay. Let him who has ears listen.
A word to tell you of the Catholic Church. It is dead, as all they who belong to it, and its apparently great present activity is no more than the unconscious turmoil of decomposition of a giant corpse. The christians to the Lions! Let him who has ears listen.
A word to tell you of masonry. That which was based upon the legend of Hiram, legend which, as that of Jesus, is no more than a dramatic version, adapted to western mentality, of the Ritual of the Sacrificed God, that is, Osiris is just as dead as the Catholic Church. There is however this fundamental difference: that, masonry having been started by Adepts of the Brotherhood of Light to fight the great sorcery of the Black Lodge, in this very moment new masonic shoots are being carefully tended by the Masters in charge of the spreading of the Good News, that is, the social and spiritual principles of the New Aeon; and these Masters are, as was said by a woman inspired by the Tibetan Lodges, "one of the English masters and the Count of St. Germain." The name of the English Master may now be revealed: He was Sir Aleister Crowley, M. 33° and King of the Order of the Temple for England; and an even more important role did he act as incarnation of the Beast 666. Let him who has ears listen. As for the Count of St. Germain, also called by some Master Racoczy (and who smiles at such fooleries), he follows the steps of the English Master with the same astonishment and admiration with which in the past he followed the steps of the Count Cagliostro. Let him who has ears listen. Masonry is dead, it lives. The king is dead, long live the king!
A word to tell You of the education of children. Your children do not belong to you, and parents who give their offspring their own name, followed of Junior, are satisfying a sad vanity. If you yourselves as you area and if you really loved your children, the last thing you would wish for in the world would be that they should resemble you. In the New Age, more and more children will be born in each family that o not belong to the vibratory scale of the parents. This is because, in accord with the predictions of all seers in the last two hundred years, the family is no longer the unit of society. Vibratory scales that kept together for centuries, members of the same kind reincarnating constantly in the same genetic stream, are forever sundered. The individual, man or woman, is the unit of society. The family is but the first group of individuals to whose presence the new soul is subjected. Therefore, ye parents, if you would have the respect of your children, do not demand it as a right; prove by the example of your deeds that you deserve it, and your children will confer respect upon you as a prize you have earned. This is ever the Law: awaken virtue in thy inner self, and thou shalt see with surprise how virtue lights up in the hearts of others. Gone is the idea of family links. It takes time to die because of the inertia of the human mind, drilled by the habits of four thousand years (for the family was already formed in the Aeon of Isis, which preceded that of Osiris; only, then the mother was the chief of the family). But its convulsions, as those of the Catholic Church, and generally speaking, Christianity, are the convulsions of death. The more parents reinforce their authority, the more children rebel, and they do well. Man's country is the world, his world is the universe, and his family is all mankind. Is a God to live in a dog? No! And if by chance a God is born in the midst of a dog pack, and is asked to chew bones like the rest, what do you expect, but that the God outraged withdraw to the midst of his kind, or, in a fit of anger, decimate the insolent dogs until, scared, they stop bothering him and begin to obey him as it is proper? The slaves shall serve. Would you raise your children well? Treat them as fresh incarnations of divinity, gods newly-descended into this world, green heralds of the heights, messengers of that mysterious world beyond the grave whither you are bound. Allow them all opportunities to acquire knowledge and experience, and let them choose freely among all the opportunities you allow them. Do not limit them ever but in the things that common sense urges, that is, in the conservation of health and the discipline of intelligence. It is well to command a child not to put its hand in the fire, but it is even better to explain to it that fire burns the unwary, and give a demonstration. When you son or your daughter reaches the age of responsibility, that is, puberty, moment when the Fire manifests itself for the first time through the whole flesh, or the Water springs through the portals of life with its sweetness and its joy, do not try to put out the fire, do not try to dam the water. Rather teach the boy and girl all you know of the reproduction of the sexes, which is little; teach them how to avoid involuntary conception, natural tendency of the impulsive self; teach them the rules of hygiene that keep the creative apparatus free from the so-called venereal diseases; and, thus done your duty, let your children walk freely through the wide world. If you had care to respect the judgment of your children from the cradle, if you tended with care your inner virtue, thus resonating in the inner virtue of your children, if, lastly, you trained your children to fear nothing and to be free, they will love without harming and without being harmed, and will fly higher and further than you ever reached. What greater source of pride may parents have, than see how their children surpass them in everything? And there is in this simple and healthy egoism, that if you make of your children freer men and women than you are, and stronger, they in their turn will make of you ever) stronger and freer men and women when you reincarnate in their midst. Each child that is born and grows healthy and free is the hope of mankind. Water then the flowers, 0 men, if you would someday gather the fruit! This shall regenerate the world, the little world my sister, heart & my tongue, whom I send this kiss.
There are analogies between human society and the living body that you would do well to observe and emulate. For there exist in the body structures that change very slowly, that waste away and renew themselves relatively so slowly that one could almost say they are unmoving. However these structures are the base upon which are built the more mobile structures. In the human body these structures are the bones, and in society they are the laws that rule the metabolism of those cells called men. Think for a moment how terrible it would be if the human skeleton, instead of being partially flexible, and constituted so as to allow the organs to support each other supporting themselves on it, should be rigid, and should separate the organs from one another, or weigh upon them in such a way as to obstruct their free functioning! So does it happen in karmic cases of bad bone structure, and many times do you look and laugh at the result, instead of thinking that the same may have happened to you in another life, or may happen to you in the future. And yet, laughing as you do at hunchbacks and cripples, you live yourselves in a society hideous by its laws and customs, and you do nothing to alter its heavy and unnatural constitution. Know then that the laws, just as the bones, must be organized to have the maximum flexibility combined with the maximum of strength and resilience, and must, by their very structure, allow the maximum of initiative to individuals, and the maximum of intercourse (exchange) to institutions. In the seeming and immortal paradox of the Count of Fenix: The absolute authority of the State must be the function of the absolute freedom of each individual will. THOU HAST NO RIGHT BUT TO DO THY WILL; DO THAT AND NO OTHER SHALL SAY NAY. FOR PURE WILL, UNASSUAGED OF PURPOSE, DELIVERED FROM THE LUST OF RESULT, IS EVERY WAY PERFECT. Let him who has ears listen.
I am astonished daily in your midst to see how you pay service with your lips to certain beliefs, but always belie your words with your deeds. You say you believe in another life for the soul, where it shall be happier than it was on earth, and you cry away when your beloved ones (and even when your not so beloved ones) die. You say you believe that that which God joined no man may sunder, and your hideous churches conspire for all social laws to impede as much as possible men from trying to sunder matrimonial links. You say you believe that the soul is saved by baptism during infancy, and yet your vile churches and priests spend the whole life of the baptized in prying, gossiping, and often in condemning. 0 generation cowardly and hypocritical! Give a feast when someone dies, give the corpse as fodder to the beasts (or donate it to the nearest hospital), and entrust the soul to the hands of initiated Priests to accompany and advise it in the trip to the divine abodes, as the simple people of Tibet still do to this day! 0 degenerates, 0 lechers, 0 impotents! Do not meddle with the laws of Love, which is the instrument and the modus operandi of the spiritual will of men! 0 filthy, unbelieving and evil-doing pharisees! You do not understand that the First Baptism is the passing through the Doors, that the baptismal water is the amniotic fluid, and that in the Aeon of Horus the priestly baptism, must be of fire, the fire of the Holy Ghost, taken at the Confirmation Mass! For this is it written: I baptize you with water; but One shall come after me, greater than I, and he shall baptize you with Fire (John the Baptist in the Gospels). Ra-Hoor-Khuit! Hoor-Paar-Kraat! HERU-RA-HA! Abide with us, Child God! Be with us, Hawk God! Kyrie, Christe! IAO SABAO! AGIOS, AGIOS, AGIOS, I0 PAN!
Very little is known of the ROSE-CROSS, and yet among you pullulate "orders" and "fraternities" using this NAME. I copy here, for your edification, the simple words of a man who had some knowledge of what he was saying: "It is curious, but it is thus: in order to speak of the highest-of the initiatic entities known in the West, I must use this name without preceding it by terms such as "Order", "Fraternity", etc., so that the reader or the Disciple will not confuse it with some of the innumerable societies which, just as mushrooms, have appeared with names imitative of: 'THE ROSE-CROSS'. "It is also necessary to declare here something that was not fully explained by those who preceded me, that the ROSE-CROSS, that is to say, the mysterious supreme Fraternity, which acts under such name there are only about three centuries in the West, always existed under other denominations. "It has no headquarters that one may place in any city, nor do its Members declare themselves as such. This is all that can be said as to its organization. As to its mode of work, it seems simple to explain it: Whenever some determined environment, society, initiatic center or whatever, NEEDS AND DESERVES the attention of the ROSE-CROSS, some Missionary is sent who is connected at least with the Outer Circles of the Order; or, in other cases, one of the members of said society or fraternity is inspired, it being also possible that he often be not aware for a long time of how he is being 'inspired, directed...and watched.' When at last he becomes aware, it is because he is already 'RIPE' in seriousness, discretion, dedication and capacity. This is, at least, what I know from a source that, as one says in diplomacy, 'must be considered as being habitually well informed..." Later yet, this writer adds: EVERY SOCIETY THAT AFFIRMS ITSELF OR CONSIDERS ITSELF THE AUTHENTIC AND ONLY ROSE-CROSS, EITHER IS DECEIVED OR IS DECEIVING. One word is enough to the wise.
From the little that is known of the true ROSE-CROSS, we may conclude the following: First, the ROSE-CROSS adopt the clothes of the time and country in which they travel or act. Second, they know each other at once by certain characteristics who go unperceived by the profane. Third, the influence of the ROSE-CROSS is much farther from "rosicrucian" organizations as more these protest it to be near. Fourth, the ROSE-CROSS adore periodically in a temple called the Temple of the Holy Ghost, where they learn to heal the sick, to transmute metals, and where they commune with each other. This temple is at once nowhere and everywhere; it is the easiest thing to find to the initiate, and a thing never dreamed of by the profane. Fifth, the fundamental characteristic of the ROSE-CROSS is that they have the Elixir of Life, the Stone of the Philosophers, the Summum Bonum and the Perfect Happiness. Sixth, it does not follow, of that the ROSE-CROSS heal the sick, that they be doctors by profession; nor does it follow, from that they transmute metals, that they be atomic physicists; nor does it follow, of that they have the Elixir of Life, that they lengthen their earthly life. He who writes these words is not Rosecross
For instruction and warning of the Sons of the Sun:
Three "fraternities" principally manifest themselves in this country calling themselves rosecross. The Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC) was founded by a certain H. Spencer Lewis, initiated in the outer circles of the Order of the Temple of the Orient (O.T.O.). He disobeyed the orders of his superiors, giving to his organization the NAME it absolutely did not deserve; he betrayed his master, whom rich as he had become by his tricks, he practically let starve to death (for this was His will); and was in his turn betrayed by his partners in profanation. This "order" disobeys the most serious bylaw of every true Initiatic Order, in that it receives money to confer initiations. The Rosicrucian Fraternity in America, initially of high masonic origin, degenerated progressively, and under the rule of R. Swinburne Clymer, traitor and infamous member of the Black Lodge, was corrupted by the very methods of the great sorcery. It is now, justly, despised and scorned by the Orders it tried to usurp. The Fraternitas Rosicruciana Antiqua was started by a member of high grade of the O.T.O., with the permission of his superiors; but the resolution of the founder (Dr. Arnold Krumm-Heller, "Huiracocha") to use the name ROSE-CROSS was deplored by all the Brethren, who consequently drew away from the founder and the order. It is now in the process either of dissolution or of transmutation; let the responsibility for one or the other fall upon its directors, as it already fell upon its founder!
The Great Fraternity of the Brethren of the Light has several subdivisions, of which the main for this planet are the Black Fraternity (which must not be confused with the Black Lodge), the Yellow Fraternity and the White Fraternity. They are symbolized in the Qabalah by the three sons of Noah. The Black Fraternity asserts that every manifestation is necessarily of the nature of sorrow; that the aim of man must therefore be liquidation of personal Karma and absorption in Nirvana. Of this Fraternity the Buddha Sidharta Gautama was the highest exponent; his canonic work was the Dhammapada. The Yellow Fraternity asserts that, every manifestation being necessarily started from above, it must have its reason for being; that therefore the aim of man must be to adapt himself plastically to the conditions of manifestation and never presume to modify, in one way or another, natural processes. The greatest exponent of this Fraternity was Lao-Tse, and his canonic work the Book of Tao. The White Fraternity asserts that the aim of man is to become that which Madame Blavatsky called a Nirmanakaya; that the Great Work is the progressive transmutation, first of the personal metals into gold, next of the planetary metals into gold and finally of the universal metals into gold; and that the purpose and recreation of the Adept must be to make the desert to flower in beauty and perfume. The greatest exponent of this Fraternity was and is the Great Beast of the Revelation, and his canon work, that is not his, but belongs to Our Lady of the Stars, the Divine Fire and Solar Child, is the Book of the Law. And because thou hast not Wisdom, thou shalt not know whether these three Fraternities, which always antagonize and compete with each other, make one or make three. Let him who has ears listen.
Lao-Tse came to the world and said, among other things, that the Tao that can be conceived is not the true Tao. Therefore men got together and, after his death, made a Savior of Lao-Tse; and today his book is the plaything of fools and pedants. Thoth (but really Tahuti) came to the world and said, among other things, that wisdom consists in structuralizing the mind in a manner so organic, so flexible and so fluid, that the mind becomes an adequate vehicle for the Creative Word. Therefore men got together and, after his death, made a Savior of Thoth; and today His Book is partly used as the base of salon games. Buddha came to the world and said that there was neither salvation nor savior, that pain and macerations do not lead man to divine peace; that every manifestation is of necessity of the nature of suffering, and that the essence of wisdom consists in extinction. Therefore men got together and, after his death, made a Savior of Buddha, made penance in his name, and begged him to lead them to liberation. Dionysus came to the world, him, Osiris Resurrect, and taught men that in the process of generation, with its death and resurrection, is contained the supreme mystery of the building of the Temple of the Holy Ghost, of the Word manifested in flesh, of the Kingdom upon Earth. And therefore men worship HIM under many names, including that of Jesus, and beg him to lead them to salvation. Yet, God helps those who help themselves, says the wisdom of the people. Mohammed came to the world and destroyed partially the great sorcery of the Black Lodge, engendered after the methodic extinction of the Gnostic Exoteric Church, and persecution that lasted twenty centuries of the Gnostic Esoteric Church. Glory to Mohammed, Sword of God! Partial prophet, yet prophet, of the Unity of God and the Virility of man! And now you are told: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Let him who has ears listen the Voice of the Beast 666.
Our Fraternity is the Fraternity of the Sons of the Light. Our Habitation is the Lake of Eternal Fire, the Sun. Our Father is Satan, the Lord of the Eternal Fire, the Lord of the Sun, the Solar Logos. Our chiefs are the Beast 666, the Solar Lion, and his Concubine BABALON. When incarnated upon the Earth they are always a man and a woman, whose superior activity awakens the stellar fire in the hearts of men. Above our Father Satan, who was also through history called Abrasax, Mithras, Ra, Bal, Al, Allah, Christ and innumerable other names, there is Our Lady of the Stars, in whose lap our Father rests, and Hadit Her Spouse, of whom nothing can be revealed and of whom our Father is one of the children, whose body is the Star Sol. Men have always adored the Spiritual Sun, of whom we are sparks crystallized upon Earth, and our divine dreams and hungers are memories of our House, the Immense Lake of Light. We speak here of the Sons of the Sun, for there a others incarnated upon Earth who-are sons of other stars; for, as it is written, the house of my Father has many mansions. But these things are of interest only to the highest initiates, for only they may really understand and use them. In the Age of Aquarius-Leo, the world has already been regenerated by the Fire; the Star has fallen upon the Earth, and the darkness of the world already is becoming green and garlanded with the dawn. Today He is not only our Father; He is our Master and our Mate; He is Our-Selves, the Crowned and Conquering Child, Horus, the Son of Isis and Osiris, in his name Heru-Ra-Ha; the Child God, the Word made Flesh in each of us!Thou who art I, beyond all I am,