History and Use of Liber Σταυρος Βατραχου sub Figura LXX (The Cross of the Frog)

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

Harper Feist reprises her presentation on The Cross of the Frog, which may be viewed here.

Liber LXX, the subject of this presentation, has something to trouble everyone: the capture, mocking, torment, and crucifixion of a frog, followed by the consumption of the legs and the incineration of the remainder of the body. As disturbing as the rite is to modern eyes, it contains several interesting keys to magical operations. The use of frogs and toads in magical operations and as familiars has a long history beginning, at least, in Classical antiquity. Theophagy and transubstantiation give heed to Crowley’s deep relationship to Christianity. It also points at the late Victorian fascination with amateur biological experiments and taxonomy. This presentation traces the evolution of the role of creatures of the Linnaean order anura from Classical Antiquity forward, with diversion into the image of the Sheela-na-gig. The necessity of the frog in the ritual as it applies to Crowley will also be touched upon. How the frog comes to represent Christ during the magical operation is the most disturbing aspect of this bizarre ritual and will be discussed in some length. It ends with a traditional recipe for cuisses de grenouille.

Harper Feist has been interested in the intersection of Magick, medicine and science for most of her life. A member of Ordo Templi Orientis and an ordained priestess of Ecclesia Gnostic Catholica, she is also an active interviewer for “Thelema Now,” the official podcast of O.T.O. U.S. Grand Lodge. She is also the author of ΙΩ ΤΥΦΩΝ (Grayle Press, 2024 e.v.). In her mundane life, Harper is a Ph.D. scientist, mother and a martial artist specializing in koryu Japanese sword work.

Love is the law, love under will.

Kindness to Troglodytes

A discussion of the various ways in which initiates treat non-initiates, and how best to model such interactions. The philosophical quandary is addressed with aid from Plato, St. Rabelais, Ibn Tufayl, Montesquieu, and Heinlein, with explicit reference to the notorious Point 28 of Liber CI. Some attention will also be given to the general difficulties of promulgating the Law.

Dionysius Rogers is an eleven o’clock scholar and a performing liturgist, as well as a Charter Member of Academia Ordo Templi Orientis, Past Master of Scarlet Woman Lodge, Past Most Wise Sovereign of Ouarda Chapter, and a perennial NOTOCON presenter. He is the author of the books Raise the Spell, Thelema for the People, A Bishop’s Advice, and Fire in the Reed, among others.

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Douglas Blake speaks on the Kemetic Tarot

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

Join us on October 27, 2023 e.v. at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT/1:30 a.m. UTC as Douglas Blake speaks on the conception, creation, and idiosyncrasies of the An Oracle Of Kemet: Tarot Of The Noutjeru, which uses art rendered after the style of New Kingdom Egyptian Iconography (circa 1549–1069 BCE.)

Doug has had a life-long interest in History, Religion and Spirituality. He began studying and working with Tarot, alongside his studies of Hermetic Qabalah and Magick in the 1980s. His study of Kemetic (Pharaonic Egyptian) history, language, religion and magic began in earnest in 2004. Doug is a Freemeason and Past Master of Queen Anne Lodge #242 (Free & Accepted Masons of Washington). He is Past Study Group Coordinator and Past Pronaos Artisan of a fraternal order dedicated to Tarot and Qabalah studies [B.O.T.A.]. He has also served as a local officer as well as national grand lodge officer for Ordo Templi Orientis, having managed two national governing bodies therein. He is also active clergy with the O.T.O.’s Gnostic Catholic Church (ordained Priest 1997 and consecrated Bishop 2015) and serves as an S.G.I.G.

Doug is a musician, vocalist and artist. He designed, drew and painted this Tarot deck between 2015 and 2021. He is a graphic designer by profession, having worked in the printing industry since 1983. Doug was born and raised in Seattle, WA and currently lives between Seattle and Tacoma.

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Love is the law, love under will.

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Śri Sabhapati Swami, Theosophy, and Thelema, with Dr. Keith Cantú

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This talk focuses on the Tamil yogin Śri Sabhapati Swami (ca. 1828–1923/4) and how some of his techniques of Śivarājayoga, or “The Royal Yoga for Śiva,” were discussed by the “Founders” of the Theosophical Society, Helena Blavatsky and Henry Olcott, and the theosophical author Franz Hartmann, as well as integrated into the Thelemic Magick of Aleister Crowley. Beginning with an overview of Sabhapati Swami’s life and works, many of which are out of print, we will discuss what specific portions would have been of interest to these Theosophists, Crowley, and by extension later Thelemites, and also contextualize Sabhapati’s vernacular Tamil and Hindi works that include many more detailed instructions on ritual and mantra that should be of interest to scholars and practitioners alike.

Dr. Keith Edward Cantú is currently a visiting research fellow at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, in the DFG-funded project “CAS-E, Alternative Rationalities and Esoteric Practices from a Global Perspective” (https://cas-e.de/). His forthcoming book Like a Tree Universally Spread: Sri Sabhapati Swami  and Śivarājayoga will be released in June of this year by Oxford University Press. He has been an avid reader of Aleister Crowley since high school, has previously been a member of Horizon Lodge and affiliate member of Star Sapphire Lodge, and currently resides with his wife in Erlangen, Germany.

Astrological Tarot with Jaime Paul Lamb

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Brother Lamb discusses the gradual melding of astrology and tarot, which reached its fullest expression as a practical system in the Golden Dawn Tradition. He begins by providing historical context, discussing their synthesis and systemization in the Golden Dawn and, finally, analyzes practical examples of how astrology and tarot may be synthesized in such a way as to mutually elucidate and compliment the findings of each art singularly.

Jaime Paul Lamb is the author of Myth, Magick & Masonry: Occult Perspectives in Freemasonry (The Laudable Pursuit, 2018), Approaching the Middle Chamber: The Seven Liberal Arts in Freemasonry and the Western Esoteric Tradition (The Laudable Pursuit, 2020) and The Archetypal Temple and Other Writings on Masonic Esotericism (Tria Prima Press, 2021). He is a member of Lapis Lazuli Oasis OTO, Phoenix, AZ.

St. Elias Ashmole: the Gentleman Magician, with David Blakeley


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St. Elias Ashmole (1617 – 1692) bridged the divide between the Elizabethan Rosicrucianism of John Dee and Robert Fludd and the Masonic Illuminism of the Restoration. Ashmole lived many lives – as an astrologer and an alchemist, as a soldier and a lawyer, and as a Freemason and a scientist at the dawn of the Enlightenment. We will explore all of these facets of this man whose personal collection formed the basis of the famed Ashmolean Library and preserved the Enochian writings of Dee and Kelly. John Aubrey called Ashmore “A mighty good man.”

Presenter David Blakeley currently serves in the O.T.O. as Most Wise Sovereign of Baphomet Chapter, R+C in Austin, TX and on the editorial board of The Pelican. He is a Past Master of Bubastis Oasis in Dallas, TX, an ordained Priest of the E.G.C. since 2000, and a chartered Initiator since 2005. He practices health care law and lives in Dallas with his wife, Stacie and their cats, Chattels and Belvedere.