Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law
Greetings as we enter the month of the Autumn Equinox! On 23rd August, the Sun entered Virgo, an earthy sign, referred especially to corn, and Luna is waning into Third Quarter tomorrow. The New Moon is on the 9th. The Equinox takes place on the 23rd of this month, the day after the Sun moves on into Libra.
We are again at time of the harvest, a ‘gathering in’ before the darkness, chill, chaos and revelry of winter begin. Next month ends with the Hallows, the Day of the Dead and the symbolic journey into the underworld. It is the season of the pomegranate in the northern hemisphere, a time recalling the myth of Persephone. Mercury both rules and is exalted in Virgo and:
“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 Atu IX, The Hermit, “…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.”
The Book of Thoth
Perhaps this month could be an ideal time for reflection, 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 wanes towards the dark of the Moon. The general character in use of The Hermit, is poetically described as follows:
“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.”Op Cit
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Monday, 03 Thelemic Reading and Lucid Dreaming Groups
Saturday, 08 Guest Lecture: The Way of the Fool
Friday, 21 Thelemic Workings – Scrying Albus
Sunday, 23 Feast for the Autumn Equinox
Saturday, 29 Man of Earth Initiations
Sunday, 30 Celebration of the Gnostic Mass
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Love is the law, love under will