Babalon Unveiled! We are pleased to announce the release of this long-awaited book. The monograph format allows a specialised, detailed study of a subject that nonetheless embraces a wide field. 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’ or ‘Lion of Truth’ redefines the magical philosophy of Thelema, liberating it from the accretions of the past as well as those 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 so prepared, and that are willing to translate thought into action, full activation of the 93 Current is possible. This was expressed in the language of the alchemists as the ‘philosophic stone’. The mode of thought is not the stone itself, for the stone is a symbol. All thought is symbolic. Consciousness is.
‘Babalon Unveiled!’ forms the centrepiece of this collection and is one of seven related studies on the mystery of the Scarlet Woman. 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time reveals how the oracular word was sold into prostitution when the patriarchal death cults of religion and science superseded the old ways.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 pre-religious antiquity was demonised, resulting in a host of ‘fallen angels’ whose identity is yet preserved, albeit under a heavy veil in traditional Qabalistic texts.
The book is dedicated to the memory of Rose Edith Kelly, Ouarda the Seer. It is likely that she had far more to do with the transmission and writing of Liber AL than is evident from the account given by Crowley. Others have merely repeated his obfuscation of the truth as though it were fact. Rose was the medium and intelligence for the transmission activated through the Stele of Revealing in the Cairo museum in 1904. Crowley needed her help when he wished to change some of the wording after the transmission, even though he later claimed she had not even been present in the room when the book was received.
There is much previously unpublished material, including ‘Liber 364 vel Lux Occulta’. The Great Work of Bika Reed inspired this presentation of new translations and esoteric commentaries on three spells from The Egyptian Book of the Dead, so-called.
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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. (Link will be placed here on book’s release.)