Babalon Unveiled! We are pleased to announce the release of this long-awaited book. This collection of 36 monographs serves as a well-rounded introduction to the Law of Thelema. It is also a luminous esoteric study to widen the horizons of those familiar with the rationalist explanations that have prevailed until now.
‘Lapis Philosophorum’ liberates Thelema from the accretions of the modern age. The philosophy of the West only understands consciousness in terms of a supreme demiurge, pristinely ‘one’ and therefore alone, or as the isolating confinement of the self as its own God in its own reality. Both points of view posit an atomistic intelligence that cannot be. They excuse the impossibility of the premise by insisting that true reality can never be known. They allure the faithful with promises of a hereafter reward for those obedient to dogma or otherwise draw the proud ones with the glamour of unlimited power in self-created worlds. Both projections are based on the paranoia of self-isolation.
Babalon, Lion of Truth
While the text of the (Egyptian) Book of the Law transmission carries great value for some, for most it will remain a disturbing enigma. The Law of Thelema will not be grasped by intellect alone, or by merely studying the text of the Cairo transmission, yet the doctrine can be explained in clear and simple terms. For those that are able to receive it, initiatic transmission is possible. Pure knowledge was expressed in the language of the alchemists as the ‘philosophic stone’. The mode of thought is not the stone itself; the stone is a symbol. All thought is symbolic. Consciousness is.
The book is dedicated to the memory of Rose Edith Kelly, Ouarda the Seer. Rose was the medium and intelligence for the transmission activated through the Stele of Revealing in the Cairo museum in 1904.
‘Babalon Unveiled!’ forms the centrepiece of this collection and is part of seven related studies on the mystery of the Scarlet Woman of Thelema. Each shows an aspect of her oracular voice as it has been heard and recorded down the ages. The use of the word meretrix over time reveals how the oracular word was sold into prostitution when the patriarchal death cults of religion and science superseded the old ways. ‘Angels of Sacred Dance, Love and Whoredom’ examines how the divine feminine of antiquity was demonised, resulting in a host of ‘fallen angels’ whose identity is yet preserved, albeit heavily disguised, in traditional Qabalistic texts.
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Format: 6 x 9 hardbound dustjacket; blue linen boards; gold foil stamp lettering on spine; black on cream pages, white end-papers.
Read an abridged version of the article, Babalon Unveiled, from the book of the same name at Tantrika Arts here.
Read abridgement of the Esoteric Doctrine of Thelema here at Ordo Astri.