Thursday, December 30, 2010


Current location:Arabia Mt GA
Current mood: grateful
Current music:"The Heart of Reiki"
Entry tags:arabia mt, congregational illuminism, gnosis, lama


Mt. Arabia Gathering – 1 November 2010

An account from Tau Dositheos, with illustrations by Tau Tula

On 1 November 2010 Ormus Lodge

had the great honor of hosting a gathering at Mount Arabia in Lithonia, Georgia USA. This gathering was part of a series of combined events

that were hosted by various Congregational Illuminist nodes in free communion.

Mt. Arabia

This post is limited to just one of these events, yet I want to send out a very special thanks to the entire crew of Templi de Niger Sol for initiating the idea of this shared week-long esoteric experience and for all your hard work seeing it through to completion, Bishop +Thomas Langley for his help with and participation in the Litany of Saints, Ezili Roots

for hosting Fet Gede which is so dear to my heart, Lama Michael Crowley for his thoughtful participation at Fet Gede on the 30th, for leading us through a Chenrezig Sadhana at Kwan Yin House on the 31st, and for blessing us with a Mountain Incense Offering at the sacred power-spot (Mt. Arabia) on the 1st. I also want to thank Tau Aron for all his efforts in bringing Lama to our city, Tau Ishaviva for providing the means to record the audio, Tau Tula for the wonderful photos and to the facilitator of the Assembly of the Knowledge & Wisdom of Solomon T Allen Greenfield – for your tireless Work in support of Congregational Illuminism.


There are two audio tracks below.

The first audio track is an informal talk I gave about scrying the Rite of Memphis Degrees on November 1st at Mt. Arabia. You can also read the related outline and compare it to this reference document. For supplemental reading in regards to scrying, see Benjamin Rowe’s document.

Right click and “save as” to download the mp3 file or left click to have it play in your browser now (about 45 MB’s)


[It is unfortunate, but this recording had to be edited to remove valuable feedback from T Allen Greenfield, Tau Tula and Tau Ishaviva because the recording device was not able to pick up their dialog good enough to hear it on the playback. I had to cut out the inaudible bits. Next time we will remember to pass the recorder around when others are speaking].

The second audio track is actually two separate recordings of Lama Michael Crowley edited into one track. The track opens with Lama Crowley chanting two forms of mantra for Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) followed by a mantra for Padmasambhava. The next segment is a recording of Lama Crowley performing the Mountain Incense Offering on November 1st at Mt. Arabia. The practice for the Mountain Incense Offering is said to originate with Padmasambhava, affectionately known as Guru Rinpoche.

Right click and “save as” to download the mp3 file or left click to have it play in your browser now (About 31 MB’s)


[We are experimenting, so the audio is admittedly very raw. We intend to improve upon this for future events.]

Preparing for the Incense Offering








Friday, November 26, 2010


Current location:Black Forest Germany
Current mood: amused
Current music:"Wonderland is dead" - Vril
Entry tags:nazi ufos, secret societies, ufo, vril society

Well, it was at the Redstone Arsenal, not Wright-Patterson AFB (which I've never visited) but - aside from some people's leaps and the conspicuous omission of Rudolph Hess (Vril Member from the start to the end - died in Spandau Prison under mysterious circumstances at 93) it restates the case with a bit of my commentary first advanced on "UFO Hunters".

Vril Society

as interpreted at Crystallinks

In November of 1996 I received a video about World War II Germany pre and post and a secret organization named Vril its name linked to Atlantean time lines and one of its language composed of sounds and clicks.

The video mentioned that in Germany at the turn of the century and particularly after WW I many secret societies developed. One of these groups was the Vril Society.

In 1917 four members of the Vril society met in a cafe in Vienna. There was one woman and three men. The woman was a 'spiritual medium'. They met under a veil of mystery and secrecy. They discussed secret revelations, the coming of the new age, the Spear of Destiny, the magical violet black stone, and making contact with ancient peoples and distant worlds.

Their source of power was the Black Sun, an infinite beam of light which, though invisible to the human eye, exists in anti-matter.

The Vril emblem became the Black Sun, a secret philosophy thousand of years old provided the foundation on which the occult practioners of the Third Reich would later build. The Black Sun symbol can be found in many Babylonian and Assyrian places of worship. They depicted the Black Sun - the godhead's inner light in the form of a cross. This was not much different from the German's Knight's Cross.

The woman allegedly channeled information from aliens after which the Thule was crteated. they went on to build something called the Vril Machine. It allegedly was a saucer shape interdimensional time travel machine. Their first flight was allegedly in 1934.

Much of their work was done in the Black Forest.

Thule Society members were allegedly the first group to attempt the back-engineering of an extraterrestrial spacecraft. "A German writer, John Von Helsing, describes the discovery of a crashed saucer in the Black Forest in 1936 and says that this technology was taken and combined with the information the Vril Society had received through channeling and was made into a further project called the Haunebu.

German aircraft historian Henry Stevens states, "Haunebu 1 was allegedlythe first large flying saucer developed in Germany. According to plans allegedly obtained from classified German SS files, the Haunebu 1 was approximately seventy-five feet in diameter and probably lifted off for the first time in August 1939, a few weeks before the outbreak of World War II.

Reference: UFO Sightings

The Coming Race (original title), also reprinted as Vril: The Power of the Coming Race is a novel published in 1870 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The novel is an early example of science fiction, sometimes cited as the first of this genre. However, many early readers believed that its account of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called Vril was accurate, to the extent that some theosophists accepted the book as truth. Furthermore, since 1960 there is a conspiracy theory about a secret Vril-Society.

The origins of the Nazi version of the theory of the master race were in 19th century racial theories of Count Arthur de Gobineau, who argued that cultures degenerate when distinct races mix. It was believed at this time that southern European peoples were racially mixed with non-European Moors from across the Mediterranean Sea, while Northern Europeans remained pure. Proponents of Nordic theory further argued that Nordic peoples had developed innate toughness and determination due to the harsh, challenging climate in which they evolved. Thus the racial ideal of these theorists was the tall, blond and blue-eyed Nordic individual.

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the earliest proponents of the theory presenting a hierarchical racial model of history, attributing civilizational primacy to the "white races" who gained their sensitivity and intelligence by refinement in the rigorous North:

    The highest civilization and culture, apart from the ancient Indians and Egyptians, are found exclusively among the white races; and even with many dark peoples, the ruling caste or race is fairer in colour than the rest and has, therefore, evidently immigrated, for example, the Brahmans, the Incas, and the rulers of the South Sea Islands. All this is due to the fact that necessity is the mother of invention because those tribes that emigrated early to the north, and there gradually became white, had to develop all their intellectual powers and invent and perfect all the arts in their struggle with need, want and misery, which in their many forms were brought about by the climate. This they had to do in order to make up for the parsimony of nature and out of it all came their high civilization.

Nevertheless, such theorists usually accepted that considerable variety of hair and eye colour existed even within the racial categories they recognised. Contrary to a popular myth, the Nazis themselves did not discriminate against Germans who were not blonde or blue-eyed, or had only one of these features. Adolf Hitler and most Nazi officials (not to mention most Germans at the time) had dark hair and were considered to be "Aryans."

The postulated superiority of these people was said to make them born leaders, or a "master race". Other authors included Guido von List (and his associate Lanz von Liebenfels) and the British racial theorist Houston Stewart Chamberlain, all of whom felt that the white race and Germanic peoples were superior to others, and that given the purification of the white race and German people from the races who were "polluting" it, a new Millenarian age of Aryan god-men would arrive.

The term Aryan derives from the ancient peoples who lived in Iran (see also Iranian peoples) and the Indus Valley. Following the ideas of Gobineau and others, the Nazi theorist Alfred Rosenberg claimed that these were a dynamic warrior people who originated in northern climates, from which they migrated south, eventually reaching India. They were supposed to be the ancestors of the ancient Germanic tribes, who shared their warrior values. Building from Nietzsche, who stated "it is quite in order that we possess no religion of oppressed Aryan races, for that is a contradiction: a master race is either on top or it is destroyed" (The Will to Power, 145), Rosenberg claimed that Christianity was an alien Semitic slave-morality inappropriate to the warrior Aryan master race and thus supported a melange of aspects of Vedic and Zoroastrian teachings, along with pre-Christian European paganism, which he considered to be distinctively Aryan in character.

In Nazi Germany, marriage of an "Aryan" with an "Untermensch" was forbidden. To maintain the purity of the Germanic master race, eugenics was practiced. In order to eliminate "defective" citizens, the T-4 Euthanasia Program was administered by Karl Brandt to rid the country of the mentally retarded or those born with genetic deficiencies, as well as those deemed to be racially inferior. Additionally, a program of compulsory sterilization was undertaken and resulted in the forced operations of hundreds of thousands of individuals. Many of these policies are generally seen as being related to what eventually became known as the Holocaust.

The concepts involved in this theory of Germanic superiority is strongly contested. Most modern scholars see no connection between Indo-European population movements and alleged "Nordic" racial characteristics.

Fictional Representations

Aryan master race ideology was common throughout the educated and literate strata of the Western world until after World War II. Such theories are commonplace in early 20th Century fantasy literature. For example, a distinct belief in the status of Aryan humanity as the "master race" underlies much of the work of fantasists such as H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard's literature. Howard's most famous creation, Conan the Barbarian is supposed to have lived between the fall of Atlantis and the "rise of the sons of Arya" (i.e. the Aryans). In his story Wings In The Night, Howard also wrote,

    The ancient empires fall, the dark-skinned peoples fade and even the demons of antiquity gasp their last, but over all stands the Aryan barbarian, white-skinned, cold-eyed, dominant, the supreme fighting man of the earth.

In other cases, while the phrase "master race" itself is seldom used, the inhumane and barbaric treatment of those not belonging to the "master race" in the fictional fascisms seems to imply that such an ideology is present. S.M. Stirling's Domination of the Draka is a fictional empire which is explicitly based on the "master race" concept. After World War I in the Draka universe, the Draka citizens adopt an ideology which calls for all non-Drakan humanity to be reduced to chattel slavery. The Chosen, from Stirling's previous General series (which no doubt inspired the Draka) portrays perhaps a more realistic look at the "master race" concept, including the consequences of such a policy on a society. The Chosen, who treat other peoples with contempt, calling them "animals", are eventually destroyed by their own slaves, the lowest of the low, despite the Chosen's superior weapons, training, and centuries of eugenic breeding. The fictional fascist "Freedom Party" that rules the Confederate States of America in Harry Turtledove's American Empire series of novels also echoes the concept.

The James Bond film Moonraker is another fictionalized account of a master race - the Adolf Hitler-like megalomanic villain Sir Hugo Drax pre-selected a diverse group of astronaut trainees to become the progenitors of a master race that will repopulate Earth after the planet has been nerve-gassed. Similar ideas are explored in science fiction. An episode of The X-Files is entitled Herrenvolk. It presents the story of Nazi scientists saved by Americans after the War - during the Operation Paperclip - and their connections with aliens, which led them to successfully create a superior race of alien/men hybrids. Likewise, in The Other Side, an episode of Stargate SG-1, the Eurondans are portrayed as white supremacists who have created a purified Nordic-like population, planning to annihilate other peoples, who they refer to as "Breeders" because of their indiscriminate breeding, in rejection of eugenics.

Enter the underworld
Enter vril-ya enter vril-ya
A step down the stairway
Enter vril-ya enter vril-ya

Inside earth there was a land of mystery
Lighted up by the black sun of underground
In this world they got the key to time and space
And forces too strong for mankind to know.

O land vril-ya
An vril-ya

Secret chiefs of agharti
Will reveal the lore of vril
And aldebaran, (and) aldebaran
Ansa agarthi

Yani-ya koom-zi vril-ya an sumer an drakon a-u-ran
Yani-ya glek-ya sol nax an sorat an drakon a-u-ran

When we unlock the hidden lore of vril
We fold space and travel across the time.
With this force man will become like god
And rule the earth through the light of the black sun.

Enter the underworld
Enter vril-ya enter vril-ya
A step down the stairway
Enter vril-ya enter vril-ya

Yani-ya koom-zi vril-ya an sumer an drakon a-u-ran
Yani-ya glek-ya sol nax an sorat an drakon a-u-ran

Enter vril-ya man of sumer
Enter vril-ya man of sorat
Enter vril-ya man of drakon
Enter it now man of vril-ya
Enter vril-ya man of sorat
Enter vril-ya enter it now.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Current location:worldwide
Current mood: busy
Current music:"Oh Freedom" Civil Rights Song
Entry tags:congregational illuminism, freedom, gnosis, local illuminist bodies

This list was compiled by + Dositheos, Facilitator of Ormus Lodge, updates by TAG (I update this list frequently):


*** Congregational Illuminism ***

Inner Circle of The Australian branch
The Hermetic Order of the Great White Brotherhood of Light
via The Great Circle of the Order of the Red Rose

Sovereign Sanctuary for Bulgaria
Ancient & Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim


Vancouver, BC

Legba Lodge

Ottawa, Ontario
Brotherhood of the Secret Sun




Shiva Solar Temple, ( Shivin Solarni Hram)
Robin Goodfellow, Facilitator Templar

Loza Krilate Kugle



Isis Sophia Holy Lodge

Misr Lodge Memphis-Misraim
L.V.X. Novae Aurorae

Porta Lucis Temple



Autireba Lodge No. 11



Tau (Dr.) James L. Choron, Bishop EGnU for Moscow and Western Russia

Planetarium/Balance Lodge

United Kingdom

Incarnadine Lodge


Akashic Lodge No.3

Bristol (node)

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United States


Post Tenebras Lux Lodge No. 22

Sanctuary of Adam
EGnU Temple


Laevus Levus Semita


Assembly of the Knowledge & Wisdom of Solomon

Lodge of the Sons & Daughters of Aaron

Ormus Lodge

Coptic Gnostic Church

Tau Naamah

Liberi Sanguinis Luciferi

Ezili Roots

Bran’s Island



Phosphoros Lodge

Order of St. George


Trinosophia Lodge No. 26

North Branch
The Knights & Companions of St. John the Evangelist of Asia in Europe Lodge

Perdurabo Lodge, A&P R MM
Frater Obligatus, Facilitator


Thee Great Black Lodge on Sirius

*Temple Of Perpetual Change and Trans-Vision *
*Order Of Eros*
Rev. Jason Roberts
P.O. Box 1987
Columbia, Mo 65205

New Mexico

Beginner’s Mind Lodge #213

Santa Fe
Nous Erôn Lodge - a study circle of Memphis-Misraim

The Holy Light Temple

New York

Moorish Monastery

Bayt El Amexem Temple No. 202

New York City
The Gnostic Temple of Our Lady of Light
Frater Sabbathiel

New Jersey
Jersey City
Sothis Lodge, No. 68, Primitive Rite of Memphis & Misraim

+Shin Asherah Iustus
Facilitator of Temple of Venus Genetrix &
Thee Loyal Royal Order of the Waterbuffalo Lodge


Golden Triangle Temple No. 31

The Virgin’s Milk Lodge

South Carolina
Desciples of Memphis

Sanctuary of Theoria

Non localized body

Constellation of Abraxas


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Saturday, October 9, 2010





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Consecration of Tau Harpocrates

Over the summer, a good upstanding man came to me and asked how he could form an EGNU temple in Indianapolis, IN. After several conversations and "feeling him out" we set up the date of his consecration for September 25th, 2010 in Mt. Holly, NJ.

I do not feel that the physical act of the empowerments is what makes a person, bishop material. It is a activation process - or a rite of passage, a ceremony that acts as an initiation or symbolic transformation into the inner mysteries of knowing thy self and coming to understand ones place in the Macrocosm. I believe that the spark is present and that the act brings into light or turns on the power that is already there. The universe buries a seed within each of us and as we come in contact with people and situations that bring the seed to life, it seems to manifest in the star bodies. After recognizing our own light bodies, we are able to recognize the spirit that dwells within others. One of my roles is to identify and help people recognize their own abilities and nurture and develop them. In my role as teacher, I take on a non-guru philosophy. I believe that life teaches us many lessons and every person or situation that we come into contact with helps us along our path. The experience for me was identifying the spark that was ready to shine. I have asked Tau Harpocrates to share the experience from his point of view.

Greetings Everyone –
I wanted to take a minute to publicly thank some very hard-working members of our community and give the group a quick recap of the work done in Mt. Holly, New Jersey – from the candidate’s point-of-view.

On Saturday September 25th I had the honor of being consecrated a Templar Priest and Bishop at the hands of Shin Asherah Iustus, Tau Koz and Tau Tula with Tau Sir Hasirim serving as wittness. I cannot thank these four Light Workers enough for their efforts and kindness in helping me with this portion of my Great Work. I would contend that this level of willingness to help a newcomer is one of the greatest calling cards of the Gnostic and Illuminist community. I’m truly humbled by the amount of work and energy extended by this group of quality individuals.

The work itself was beautiful and highly customized – I spent a significant amount of time with Shin Asherah Iustus and Tau Koz reviewing a wealth of scripture, symbols and other Gnostic texts. Shin Asherah Iustus used this occasion to do a dedicated Chakra opening – something that has been alluded to in my various initiatory activities but never performed directly.

Other components of the work (all highly personalized around my experiences and desires) included a strong dose of sacred geometry used as flashing symbols – including the same graphic that I used as the source for my first sacred geometry tattoo almost a decade ago. Readings from the Book of Enoch and The Woman With The Alabaster Jar were used to remind me of some very basic truths that I hold most dear.

It’s not really possible to convey the feeling of my bare feet digging into some of New Jersey’s most interesting soil while receiving the wave after wave of energy while being consecrated by three very dedicated Bishops.

I don’t think I need to recap to anyone in this community the lineage of my consecrating Bishops as a result of their having been consecrated at the hands of Tau Sir Hasirim. While I could not be more proud of the Line that chose to have me as a recipient, I cannot overstate the real-time presence and energy of the group that did this work. Centuries of well-researched history are impressive on paper, but being there - in the right mindset surrounded by truly amazing people is just different. It’s a bit like reading a book about riding a motorcycle versus actually riding one.

If you’ve never read anything about Mt. Holly, NJ and the “Holy Holy Holy” altar – it’s worth a little Google-time. It was a perfect setting for a sunset event.

The auxiliary blessing by Tau Tula *almost* made up for the quiz she gave me before the work started :)

As a result of all this work, Indianapolis, Indiana is home to a newly chartered EGnU body – The Sub Rosa Gnostic Circle. I’m working with a few local like-minded folks to figure out if we want to lease a space, use shared space with other groups or just wander around the cornfields until the spirit strikes us to start working. Small group workings are ongoing in my home as a few of us “try on” the various rites and roles.

Through the graces of Shin Asherah Iustus, Tau Sir Hasirim and Tau Apollonius I am in the process of being recognized as a Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis with the near-term goal of celebrating several types of Gnostic Masses and helping members of the local Gnostic/Illuminist community attain toward Deacon and Priest/Priestess if it is their will.

Again – I can’t thank the team that did my consecration and those associated with my admission to the EGnU Episcopate enough for their work and dedication to spreading the Light of Gnosis.

Peace, Light and Understanding

Tau Harpocrates



from "Weird New Jersey"

Holy Holy Holds the Jersey Devil

There was a legend that the Jersey Devil is sealed inside a stone altar on top of a mountain. I've seen the altar and it's really strange, because it's up on this woodsy hill after which the town of Mt. Holly was named. The altar is a big stone sucker with the words “Holy Holy Holy” inscribed on the front.

When I was a kid, back in the early 70's, there was a story that the Jersey Devil was chained up inside that altar, and if you put your ear to it, you could hear his chains clanking and scratching against the stone. It was also told that the altar was the capstone for a deep shaft that went all the way to Hell.

There's an old graveyard, Mt. Holly Cemetery, right down the hill from it on Ridgeway Street., though you can't really see it from the altar. There's a gravestone in there... it was in the front of the graveyard, on the left side, if you enter from Ridgeway Street. The grave was of a young woman and it read something like, “Thus is the fate of all who turn from God,” and it was said that this was the woman who summoned the Jersey Devil. He killed her, and was caught and chained up inside that altar. –Ken N.


The Holy Holy of Mt. Holly

Laid out is a huge white concrete table (4 feet by 8 feet by 4 feet), almost like a sacrificial table of some sort. It has the words “Holy Holy Holy” written across it. In front of the slab are old wooden benches, more like telephone poles, set in a square.

The actual slab appears to have a seat on either end of it. Located on the other side of the Mount was an old shack that you could bang on the door and I swear it would knock back! Well the town decided to fence it off, which didn’t stop the kids from climbing over and harassing the old witch who lived inside. Then, for some strange reason, in the middle of the night the front door of the shed was barred with black iron bars. Now you cannot get near enough to knock. –Steve S.


The Mount and the Witches’ Well of Mt. Holly

There is a place located in Mount Holly called the Mount. The first happening that comes to mind from here is the “Holy, Holy, Holy” altar that is located in the woods. This site is where they hung witches, or people that the town believed were witches. The altar is actually an old judgment table. You can still see where the gallows pole was where they were hung. The pole was cut down, but there is a piece remaining.

Off to the left of this is the Witches’ Well. If you follow the trail to the left you will run into it. Supposedly, before the gallows were put up, there was a witch who started the whole practice in the town and was thrown down this well. The witch wasn't killed instantly. She screamed and banged on the inside of the well walls until her hands were bloody, begging to be helped. After she died, the townspeople still heard her cries for help and the sound of her bloody knuckles rapping on the walls. They later built a shed over the top of the well to end the haunting. It is said that if you go there at night and knock on the walls of the shed, you can hear her knock back for help. –Ghsthntr1978

Bruce Springsteen - A Night With The Jersey Devil (Official Music Video).

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


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Current location:Arabia Mountain GA
Current mood: awake
Current music:528 Hz
Entry tags:congregational illuminism, gnosis, healing, points chauds


Report on Mt. Arabia Gathering of 4 September 2010

a report by Tau Dositheos, photographs by Tau Roger

Free Illuminists and friends gathered at Mt. Arabia on 4 September 2010 to experiment with various techniques of empowering everyday physical objects through the hot points. Those present were T Allen Greenfield, Tau Aron, Tau Lamed, Tau Roger, Tau Ishaviva, Brother Darian, Sister Alicia, Tau Lucidus, Bishop Correll, Brother Conan, Tau Michelle and myself (+Dositheos).

As mentioned above, the main gist of the gathering was to experiment with using the hot points - or "energy" drawn from the hot points - to "empower" and/or "transform" everyday physical objects into...something else. The gathering was facilitated by T Allen Greenfield who performed similar experiments with the Brothers and Sisters who attended the recent Prague Working in July.

As I recall, T Allen divided the presentation into three "chapters" as follows:

First Chapter - a presentation of energy work in general

Allen discussed various theories of energy work with a special emphasis on the Brazilian Psychic Healer - José Arigó, the "Surgeon of the Rusty Knife". Some of the bits that stood out to me were the three approaches Arigó was said to have taken when people came to him for healing. The first was to advise the patient to "go home and pray". These were said to be cases where Arigó felt like it wasn't for him to do anything further (or perhaps cases where he felt he couldn't do anything) and that if the patient did indeed go home and pray they might gain some healing that way. [The cultures he worked in were primarily Roman Catholic, so "prayer" here has an assumed context]. The second approach Arigó took was to offer specific advice for a patient. I take this to mean he consulted with them or "read" their symptoms, made a "diagnosis" and offered a specific "treatment". The third approach was to "operate" on the patient, apparently using his psychic surgeon techniques to cure people of various ailments. Allen also mentioned other healers such as Edgar Cayce and contrasted Cayce himself with the group that purports to carry on his work - the Cayce Foundation. In each and every example that we discussed, there was an underlying theme - the healer opens up to the "Universal Source" and becomes a channel to allow that "Source" to work *through* the healer. Regarding the "Universal Source", specific terminology is, to say the least, quite problematic here (God, Spirit, the One, the Absolute, Dark Matter, Chi, Prana, etc., etc., etc.). I can say from experience with both facilitating hot points empowerments as well as ordaining and consecrating various people, that this is EXACTLY what I experience subjectively as well when doing those things. I open myself up to receive Spirit, become a channel and ,if I am successful, "it" comes through. For example, if I am facilitating hot points empowerments, I become the conduit or vessel through which the "spirit" of that particular hot point moves, I merely direct the "live energy" to the "target" region for the recipient. When this "live energy" connects with the "target" (i.e. "enters" or "infuses" the corresponding region of the recipients energetic body connected to that specific hot point), the hot point is then "activated" or "empowered" for the recipient. In another context, I have also experienced this "opening up and becoming a channel for Spirit" (using my terminology here) when having the honor of ordaining and consecrating other co-workers in the Gnosis. Passing Orders to another is, for me, very much an opening up to the Divine, allowing Spirit to enter through me, being a channel for the Spirit to pass the Gift of Holy Orders to the recipient. My consecrators, whom I honor greatly and who are also very close friends of mine and comrades in the Work, these dear consecrators did not give me something from themselves, but rather they became a vessel for SOMETHING ELSE to come through. At least, that is how it worked with me. I received this way, I give this way. So I could really resonate with this during our discussions of the various healers and energy workers who appear to be saying the same thing (albeit with different terminologies).

Second Chapter - a personal anecdote of successful healing work

During this segment, T Allen shared a touching story of a successful healing he did for his mother some years back. Without recounting all of the specific details (I'll leave that for Allen if he decides to share them in open forum), essentially Allen's mother experienced sudden and unexpected symptoms of an illness, was at one point hospitalized, not doing very well at all, and was considering medical treatment that in itself may have caused further serious complications. Allen decided to create a talisman consecrated to healing, using correspondences related to the specific illness, and magically empowering it. He then gave this talisman to his mother with simple instructions to touch it once upon the forehead and once upon the heart every night before going to bed (Correct me if I'm off on the details here Brother Allen). Allen's mother followed these simple instructions and the serious condition she was facing was in fact healed (without undergoing the proposed treatment) which enabled her to live in good health for many years after the incident.

Third Chapter - hands on experimentation

This is where we changed from theory to practice. The method we used was fairly straight forward.

1) Pass around an item "as is", meaning before we attempted to empower or transform it. This was so each member of the circle could note energetically what the item "felt" like to them.

2) Empower (consecrate, activate, charge, etc.) the item and then pass it around again, each taking note of any change (energetically) of the item.

There were variations of the specifics, such as one person empowering the item and passing it around to the rest vs. each person empowering the item and then passing it around to "sense" it, etc. Other folks that were present can probably fill in more details. I do recall with one particular item (the Water) that three of us all had a similar experience of the Water being reminiscent of Abramelin Oil, which was interesting, because it was water with nothing else added to it (meaning no oils, herbs, etc.), but was apparently already consecrated and given as a gift to Allen during his recent travels. So for the record, I just note it was the one item that already had an association to esoteric or spiritual empowerment before we attempted to add to it ourselves and three of us independently sensed or felt like it was akin to Abramelin Oil.

The overall message Spirit offered me from this gathering was to remind me of *putting to use* the consecrations and empowerments I have so graciously been transmitted. The ordinations, consecrations, point chauds empowerments - all of these things and more - are not the end, not even a goal in themselves (that would be pure vanity), but rather, I receive these consecrations and empowerments to better enable me to perform Service, or as some say, to perform the Work. There was a special emphasis on healing which, for me, has been more of a focus ever since my own ordination and later more fully with my consecration, but the same principle can be applied to innumerable areas of interest (not just healing). This potential diversity of application speaks to one of the essential principles of what I mean when I say "free communion". I look forward to more such Workings with a focus on experimentation to fine tune and hone techniques that I can apply toward Service and the Work.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010



Current location:Prague CZ
Current mood: optimistic
Current music:Sedm kajících žalmů pětihlasem vyzdobených
Entry tags:congregational illuminism, gnosis, memphis-misraim, prague

About two months ago I was invited to spend a week in Prague CZ by a group of talented Congregational Illuminists. I set my goal as teaching, consecrating and facilitating autonomous congregational illuminist bodies during that week, 11 July 2010-19 July 2010, and enjoyed some considerable success. There were attendees from Prague and other Czech cities of various types of illuminists, from Bertiaux-style Gnostic_Voudon practitioners to Memphis-Misraim aspirants to ecclesiastical Gnostics. Beginning in a remote, legendary never-completed medieval church widely considered a power spot (it is) doing consecrations, ordinations and other sacramental rites, we proceeded through several workshops on the nature of the Great Work, giving hundreds of points chauds as appropriate, opening a full A&P R MM Lodge and communicating all Blue Lodge Degrees plus communicating the complete Fratres Lucis system, and concluding with a "test workshop" of those empowered to empower objects and "render profane things sacred" as well as administer points chauds. We still found time for splendidly productive private meetings with delegations from all over Europe. Five countries were represented, and we were able to consecrate and cross-consecrate with old friends of the Work from Serbia, Croatia, the UK, and the Czech Republic.



Prague is a city of much magick, of Dee and Kelley and Rabbi Lowe and the Golem. This initial report only touches the surface....the egregore in Europe and netween free illuminists and America is much enriched by the events.


The Polish Albert Laski, Count Palatire of Siradz, descendant of the Anglo-Norman Lacies, came to England in search of Dee and Kelly. He was duped by Edward Kelly and his scrying ability, into believing great things were meant him. Indeed a great many messages were received from the Spirit realm concerning Laski, Kelly, Dee, and European politics.

In 1583 Dee and Kelly convinced Laski to return to Poland, taking the two Englishmen and their wives with him. They set about trying to transmute iron into gold to fund their regeneration of Europe. Although they were always just on the brink of success, the experimental transmutation experiments never worked.

While Dee was away in Europe things were not boding well at home. In 1583 a large mob attacked Dee's home in at Mortlake in Surrey destroying his collection of books, occult instruments and personal belongings. The attack was probably in response to rumours that Dee was a wizard.

Meanwhile back in Poland Kelly and Dee's experiments proved very costly, Laski lost his fortune and lands funding the two alchemists work, and when it became apparent that he could no longer afford to continue paying for their experiments, the spirits, including Uriel, expressed their doubts through Kelly that Laski may not have been the right man to bring about the changes in Europe.

To ease his financial burden, Laski offered to pay for the pair to visit Prague, and provided a letter of introduction to Emperor Rudolph II. Amazingly this offer coincided with a command from the spirits via Kelly, urging Dee to deliver a divine message to the Emperor. They arrived in Prague in 1586 to courteous welcome from Emperor Rudolph II, who became intrigued with the idea of the Philosophers Stone. Their stay was cut short after a few months when the Pope demanded that the Emperor should dismiss them, either that or they should be imprisoned or burned at the stake.

Yehuda Loew — The Maharal

Yehudah Loew of Prague, also known as the Maharal, was one of the outstanding Jewish minds of the sixteenth century. He wrote numerous books on

Jewish law, philosophy, and morality, and developed an entirely new approach to the aggada of the Talmud. The Maharal rejected the idea that boys

should begin instruction at an early age, insisting instead that children be taught in accordance with their intellectual maturity.

He was held in great esteem by his contemporaries and has had a profound impact on all streams of Judaism. Rabbi Kook stated that the "Maharal was

the father of the approach of the Gaon of Vilna on the one hand, and of the father of Chasidut, on the other hand." Rabbi Shneur Zalman, founder of

Chabad Chasidism, and a direct descendant of the Maharal, bases much of his famous work - the Tanya - on the teachings of his great grandfather.

Ironically, he is credited with the creation of a golem, an activity he would probably have opposed. A golem is a human figure created from clay and

brought to life by use of the Ineffable Name of God. Since the letters of that name were considered to be the original source of life, it is thought

possible for one knowledgeable in the secrets of the Divine Power to use them to create life.

Discussions of golems go back to the Talmud. Rava is said to have created such a man. In the sixteenth century numerous golems were said to have

been created, but in each case their power increased and threatened human life, so they were destroyed by their makers.

Yehudah Loew of Prague was said to have created a golem to protect the Jewish community from Blood Accusations. It was close to Easter, and a

Jew-hating priest was trying to incite the Christians against the Jews. The golem protected the community from hard during the Easter season.

However, the creature threatened innocent lives, so Yehudah Loew removed the Divine Name, thus rendering the golem lifeless.

Today someone who is large but intellectually slow is sometimes called a golem. Pete Hamill has written a book called Snow in August about a golem

created in the late 1940's in Brooklyn.

The Maharal was very active in community work. He did much to improve social ethics. He was a far-seeing educator whose many ideas for educational

reform struck deep chords in many people.

His resting place in the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague is still visited today by thousands of people.



1. Spiritual growth is incompatible with authoritarian structure.
2. Scientific Illuminism requires a non-dogmatic, experimental approach.
3. A free society linked in free communion should be actualized.
4. We facilitate, we do not lead. We do the Work, we do not extract oaths or dues, or require dogmatic beliefs.

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