Ritual Magick – The Rites and Ceremonies of Hermetic Light

Ritual Magick—The Rites and Ceremonies of Hermetic Light (2017 Edition) was taken out of circulation for a few months this year. This was due to technical problems with the global distribution network. We are very happy to announce that Ritual Magick is now back online as of November 10th, and has received further additions and improvements.

Ordo Astri Books: Ritual Magick - The Rites and Ceremonies of Hermetic LightThis work has come about through the time-honoured method of making contact with occult intelligences. Whether these are considered to be divine, angelic, or praeterhuman, it is the object of magick to get directly in touch with them. The question of timing is vital in magick. The Holy Guardian Angel, Bornless Spirit or Primordial Wisdom is both the seed and the fruit. To the Bornless Spirit all phenomena arise spontaneously and have no cause and effect—no linear chain of circumstances where one thing leads to another. Yet for the magician, struggling through denser worlds of manifestation, the results of the Hermetic Great Work are perceived as they reify in matter, time and space.

Publishing the rites and ceremonies of the O∴ A∴ was all a matter of time. Countless magical operations and the subsequent reworking of methods means the system of magical Initiation revealed in Ritual Magick has been refined over time. Since the book was first published (2010) we have seen a great expansion of interest in our work. Since then the book has been thoroughly revised, corrected and updated to reflect more accurately how rituals are actually done by individuals and groups. There is now an entire volume of Enochian Magick. Diagrams have been added, including temple floor plans for pathworking in the grades. The inclusion of advanced operations such as Goetic Evocation and a full ceremonial Mass of Hormaku consummate this work.

In this Sixth Edition, the Enterer of the Threshold temple floor plan for the Neophyte Initiation is presented. This ritual marks the vital transition between the Probationer and Neophyte, the outer world of Darkness and interior world of Illuminated Souls. It is the laying of the foundation for the Golden Dawn in the Outer, the Building of the Pyramid.

Preface to the Sixth Edition, Ritual Magick, November 2017 e.v.

Ritual Magick—The Rites and Ceremonies of Hermetic Light (available now from the author’s website). Read description here on the Ordo Astri website.

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Sun entering Capricorn V-1

Hermetic Astrology released Sun entering Capricorn December Anno V-1, 2015

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Greetings of the Sun entering Capricorn, Lord of the Gates of Matter: Child of the Forces of Time. The Sun will enter Capricorn at 04:48 GMT or Universal Time on Tuesday 22nd December.

The Tarot trump for the 26th path, the Renewing Intelligence, is The Devil XV. The Devil portrayed in most Tarot decks is a hybrid creature with bat-like wings, somewhat akin to Baphomet, the goat-foot God said to be worshipped by the Knights Templars…

Read the full article here at Tantrika, Magick of the Capricorn Solstice.

Capricorn Release: Hermetic Astrology

The Task of the Probationer is to ‘Know Thyself’. It could be said that the same task continues through every grade, degree or state of consciousness that anyone can conceive. What better place to begin such a momentous work can there be than understanding our natal horoscope? Astrology, thanks largely to the popular notion of what that means, has become widely discredited. However, the language and symbolism of astrology, in its classical form at least, is identical to the language of Hermetic magick. The hieroglyphs of the stars are the primal type of all language, existing long before any rune was shaped by human hand. While getting to grips with the language of astrology is central to the path of magick, it has been difficult to recommend any book on the subject – until now!

Ordo Astri Capricorn Book Release: Hermetic AstrologyThe primary aim of Hermetic Astrology is to explain esoteric or magical astrology in a simple and concise way. The veriest beginner will quickly gain an understanding of their natal horoscope, while those already well-versed in the subject will find here magical and esoteric applications for the art that rarely, if ever, appear in textbooks on astrology. Here is a complete course in astrology covering astrological symbolism, chart interpretation, the dignities of signs, houses and planets, aspects and astrological timing. Esoteric knowledge is revealed concerning the Part of Fortune, the Dragon Stars or Nodes of the Moon, the Egyptian Ka or double, the Holy Guardian Angel and the Evil Genius, Outer Gateways and the use of the natal chart as a Master Key of Life.

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Love is the law, love under will.

Oliver St. John
www.ordoastri.org

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