Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Greetings as we enter the month of the Autumn Equinox!
The Sun has entered Virgo, and the Equinox takes place the 22nd, the last day before the Sun moves on into Libra. Virgo, in which Mercury both rules and is exalted, is attributed to Atu IX The Hermit card the in the Tarot. The time of the harvest, a ‘gathering in’ before the darkness, chaos and revelry of winter and the symbolic journey into the underworld approaches. Perhaps a time for retreat from the outside world, a magical retirement, pilgrimage or and solitary pursuits, returning to nature and the ground of being. Whether in retreat or amidst the throng of everyday life, subjectively a time for stillness, taking care of the inner self, listening to the inner voice, self-reflection and self-realisation, yet brightly radiating the inner light. Meditation and absorption in the Wisdom of both the Father, the highest form of Mercury, and the High Priestess as Luna waxes towards full on Wednesday, the 6th:
“Wander alone; bearing the Light and thy Staff.
And be the Light so bright that no man seeth thee.
Be not moved by aught without or within:
keep Silence in all ways.”
The Hermit is attributed to the Hebrew letter Yod, meaning “hand”, the first letter of the Tetragrammaton. The Master Therion says of the The Hermit :
This card recalls the Legend of Persephone, and herein is a dogma. Concealed within Mercury is a light which pervades all parts of the Universe equally; one of his titles is Psychopompos, the guide of the soul through the lower regions. These symbols are indicated by his Serpent Wand, which is actually growing out of the Abyss, and is the spermatozoon developed as a poison, and manifesting the foetus. Following him is Cerberus, the three-headed Hound of Hell whom he has tamed. In this Trump is shewn the entire mystery of Life in its most secret workings. Yod Phallus Spermatozoon Hand Logos Virgin. There is perfect Identity, not merely Equivalence, of the Extremes, the Manifestation, and the Method.”
This month we have the following events coming up at the Lodge. All dates in this bulletin are e.v. throughout:
- Monday 4th: Thelemic Reading & Lucid Dreaming Groups.
- Saturday 9th: Initiations Meeting (First Degree and above only).
- Sunday 10th: Celebration of the Gnostic Mass.
- Friday 15th: Thelemic Workings.
- Saturday 16th: Wine Tasting Soireé.
- Monday 18th: Minerval Sponsorship Meeting (First Degree and above only).
- Friday 22nd: Feast of the Autumn Equinox.
- Saturday 30th: “Liber V vel Reguli” Workshop.
Further details have been circulated to our subscribing members via the Secretary’s newsletter.
Love is the law, love under will.