Thursday, May 30, 2013

Walking With The Angel - The Journey Begins!

Two quick updates of note - First, the aforementioned discounts on materia magica I began offering for a limited time in hopes of generating a significant donation to the local animal rescue and shelter has been extended, so if you missed out during the initial 48 hours, you're in luck. All items and services will remain discounted until  have raised enough funds to donate $1000. (Due to the generosity of those few who have already ordered, I have already handed them $350, so all that remains is $650)

Second - The previously announced "Walking With The Angel" Anthology is now entering production. Having read each of the contributions studiously (and multiple times), I can promise the reader that this is going to be something incredibly special. Not only is this the very first time our good Frater Rufus Opus will appear in print, but he will be appearing alongside an illustrious cast of merry magickal marauders hand picked for their expertise and ability to present even the most complex of subjects in a user friendly way that will be of great benefit to seasoned practitioner and novice alike. Walking With The Angel will consist of:

  • A Solar Spark of Light And Fire - Darren Scriven
  • Nine Pieces of Heart Advice For Those Seeking The HGA - Jason Miller
  • The Descended Angel - Scott Michael Stenwick
  • Never Again Alone - Rufus Opus
  • After Abramelin: Working With Your Holy Guardian Angel - Aaron Leitch
  • Passing Through The Void: Journey To Unite With Your HGA - Frater Ashen F.N.F. 
  • The Voice of Light: The HGA In The Ogdoadic Tradition - Derik Richards
  • Knowledge and Conversation of The HGA: One Thelemites Perspective - Kevin Abblett
  • Holy Guardian Angel(s)? - Conjureman Ali
  • Holy Guardian Angels, Helpful Spirits and The Genius - MC
  • 2 Years Later - The HGA Revisited - MC
And more. 


3 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to its release. :)

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  2. Whats the projected release date?
    (I know, I know...silly request at this stage. Just looking for a ballpark. One year? Two?)

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  3. Having performed the operation myself I can summarize it in three words: purification, communion and contract. The six months operation, (or one year and a half according to the latest manuscript), gradually clean the foundation, motives and lifestyle of the aspirant magician enabling him to pray and use one's attention. One's highest self having been invoked there is a period of communion with one's HGA of which nothing can, or should be said. Finally from that graceful position one is able to peer safely into one's owns darkness, the impersonal void beyond oneself, and vocalize and reformulate a new contract with all the forces that have always existed around humans and which influence us at all times. Thus, after the ritual has been completed one begins a new life, and dependent on one's own predilection one will always have a practical way, the end of 'Ariadne's thread' to follow which will always lead one to one's true source, but also have the creative means to negotiate the difficulties of this world.

    I once thought that one could redesign the Abramelin operation for people living in the 21st century, but soon I discovered that the operation as it stands is almost perfect because the author has kept it as general and as timeless as possible. So it doesn't tell you how to invoke, pray, meditate or contemplate, instead it leaves it up to your own intuition, and so it should be! Faith in the process itself will instruct and guide the aspirant in a wholesome and safe way to union with oneself, and a sure knowledge of the foundation on which one's being stands. The magical squares in the book are very cryptic and some scholars, -like A. Leitch-, have done a great job to decipher and correct these, but let's remember that the text doesn't say anywhere that you must use these, or that these are the only way to access the forces desired. These square, in my opinion, are like mandalas that can be used to focus one's attention on, so long as one knows where one wants to go!
    I very much look forward to the publication of the new book, I wish the writers success and I hope they have kept the end in sight as open ended as Abramelin intended it to be. It's a great time to be alive.

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