In my conversations with various practitioners in recent weeks the subject of initiation has come up on a regular basis. From magickal groups that are actively organizing graded material, covens of witches, lodges of Freemasons to solitary eclectic students of occultism this subject is one that touches on all, or almost all of the different systems of spiritual attainment. Yet in spite of its near universality across disciplines it remains one of the most controversial and often misunderstood concepts of occult practices.
A couple of years back I gave a lecture on this theme. I never got around to tidying up the text and plonking on the website and so when I stumbled across it today, i thought '...MOTO? Why not?'. So i have roughly chopped out some parts to reduce the size, and here it is. This is a topic dear to my heart and one which I think needs to be talked about and understood in the western traditions far more.
Since I enjoyed jotting down my take on astral initiation, I thought I’d do the same with ‘self-initiation’. :) Here I am specifically talking about Golden Dawn and RR et AC initiations. Other MOTO posts touching on this topic are:
I wonder what happened at Nov 13:th???
I had over 5000 visitors to the blog that day (paranoia setting in).
Also, Swedish people have begun reading this blog.
I have had a way of seeing this blog as a way to be “open” and “private” at the same time as no Swedes (with a few exeptions) looked at it anyway.
I guess i have no right to feel ambivalent about that, nobody forced me to publish anything after all.
Sorry for not being “around” for a while.
My laptop had a total meltdown and a havent gotten around to buying a new computer (got my eyes on one though).
As it is now i´m writing from the library.
When someone on Tumblr has a hizzy fit about copyrights???? On TUMBLR, infringement capitol of the world???
It is obvious that rules are ,as always and everywhere, totally random.
The Parable of the White Swan of Ecstasy and the Little Crazy Boy of Reason
“Also the Holy One came upon me, and I beheld a white swan floating in the blue. Between its wings I sate, and the æons fled away. Then the swan flew and dived and soared, yet no whither we went. A little crazy boy that rode with me spake unto the swan, and said: Who art thou that dost float and fly and dive and soar in the inane?
"Temazcalteci's themes are health and banishing (sickness). Her symbols are medicinal herbs, health and healing amulets and water. This Aztec Goddess's name means 'grandmother of the sweet bath'. It is She who teaches us how to use medicinal herbs to maintain our health or banish sickness as fall sets in (perhaps especially in teas, considering Her name).
Follow the Mexican custom and rise at dawn, the time of renewed hope.
I´m so bored i couldent even make myself go to the store to buy some food.
Luckily i have some.
The Tv is on but i dont watch it as much as simply …..noticing it.
This Has A Familiar Ring To It !