Aleister Crowley After an unsuccessful attempt to climb Kanchenjunga and a visit to India and China, Crowley returned to Britain, where he attracted attention as a prolific author of poetry, novels, and occult literature. In 1907, he and George Cecil Jones co-founded a Thelemite order, the A∴A∴, through which they propagated the religion. After spending time in Algeria, in 1912 he was initiated into another esoteric order, the German-based Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), rising to become the leader of its British branch, which he reformulated in accordance with his Thelemite beliefs. Through the OTO, Thelemite groups were established in Britain, Australia, and North America. He spent the First World War in the United States, where he took up painting and campaigned for the German war effort against Britain, later revealing that he had infiltrated the pro-German movement at the behest of the British intelligence services. Early life Youth: 1875–94 Cambridge University: 1895–98 Had! 
The Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn Liber CC - Resh vel Helios Sacred texts Thelema 0. These are the adorations to be performed by aspirants to the A.·. A.·. Let him greet the Sun at dawn, facing East, giving the sign of his grade. And let him say in a loud voice: Hail unto Thee who art Ra in Thy rising, even unto Thee who art Ra in Thy strength, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Uprising of the Sun.
The Book of THOTH - The complete guide to the Tarot, Magick and The Book of THOTH - The complete guide to the Tarot, Magick and the Occult Khajurâho Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Khajurâho est un village du Madhya Pradesh en Inde. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Khajurâho se trouve à l'emplacement d'une ancienne capitale du royaume Jijhotî dont parle le pèlerin chinois Xuanzang dans son carnet de voyage. Les rajâ Chandelâ y firent construire un grand complexe de temples qui en compta jusqu'à 85, mais dont 22 seulement subsistent de nos jours. Abandonnés puis envahis par la jungle, on ne les redécouvre qu'en 1840 et des travaux d'une quinzaine d'années, qui se dérouleront au début du XXe siècle, permettront de les dégager. Patrimoine[modifier | modifier le code] Groupe ouest[modifier | modifier le code] Le temple de Lakshmana, dédié à Vishnou, est construit vers 950 durant le règne du rajâ Chandelâ Yasovarman. Ce temple est fameux pour ses scènes érotiques explicites situées sur le côté sud du bâtiment, celles-ci n'étant en réalité qu'une portion infime de la décoration. On trouve encore dans ce groupe :
Thelema Texts Sacred-texts home Esoteric Neopaganism OCRT - Thelema Buy Books about Thelema Copyrights on these texts Additional and Related Texts These are texts relating to the philosophy of Thelema, many of them written by the occultist Aleister Crowley who founded the organization A.'. A.'. (Argentium Astrum -- the Silver Star) as well as others by members of the OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis -- Order of the Eastern Temple) (founded by Theodor Reuss and Karl Kellner in 1895). These two organizations work together to promote Thelema. The 'Class' is a OTO-assigned indication of the relative importance of the document. Note: the OTO has claimed copyright on some of these documents (even though many are technically in the public domain by prevailing copyright laws); however, OTO texts have long been widely available on the web for non-commercial reproduction. Additional and related texts I.N.R.I.: De Mysteriis Rosæ Rubeæ et Aureæ Crucis, by Frater Achad 
Dark Entries: An Introduction to the magick of the Cthulhu Mytho The Esoteric Order of Dagon is an international network of magicians, artists and other visionaries who are exploring the occult mysteries inherent in the horror and fantasy writings of the New England writer Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890 - 1937). The 'Cthulhu Mythos' (as it is generally known) depends from a number of Lovecraft's tales, plus those of other writers who employ similar fictional devices. The basic premise of the Cthulhu Mythos is that there is a group of trans-dimensional entities - known as the Great Old Ones who, "when the stars are right" can enter into our world via psychic or physical gateways. The Great Old Ones represent an 'Elder Lore' which antedates human civilisation and, to human perception, are both immensely powerful and alien. In the tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, there is a worldwide network (or conspiracy) of cults who worship the Great Old Ones and seek to speed their return to the Earth. "As soon as you name something you remove its power ...
Spirit Vaults : Meditation - Essay - StumbleUpon It seems everyone is interested in meditation...talking about the wonderful benefits, recommending classes and discussing the different ways to "do it". But, for a beginner, just what is "it"? And how do you do "it"? Our busy, hectic, lifestyles may seem to prohibit this peaceful practice, or provide a convenient "excuse" not to begin, or continue, to meditate...but, the happy news is, you CAN successfully benefit even if you practice for short periods. With the simple technique described below, you will begin and incredible journey. There are 100's of styles, traditions and forms of meditation, but this simple practice has always been highly recommended. Sit comfortably, preferably upright and alert. To sit on a mat, cushion or pillow, sit cross-legged, half or full lotus, depending on your ability. You may close your eyes (unless this causes you to fall asleep) or gaze with almost-closed eyes as if looking downward and inward.
Brain, Mind, and Altered States of Consciousness The conspiracy to reduce consciousness to intellectual awareness of the physical world has been in evidence for at least five thousand years. Over the centuries the mental and psychic powers that only mystics and seers now possess have been filtered out of most people. So we now assume that our narrow, tightly-bound consciousness is normal and natural. "Ordinary consciousness" is "normal" only in the strict sense of "statistically most frequent," not inherently "good" or "natural" as the term is sometimes misconstrued to mean. When contrasted with supernormal consciousness experienced by certain people in specific instances, our current rigid, intellect-based awareness is highly abnormal and unnatural. Reports of Supernormal Consciousness "The boundary between my physical self and my surroundings seemed to dissolve and my feeling of separation vanished. . . . The Conspiracy to Debase Human Consciousness The Human Brain and Mind Brain Stimulation and Neurofeedback
Illuminés de Bavière Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Fondée le par le philosophe et théologien Adam Weishaupt à Ingolstadt, elle eut à faire face à des dissensions internes avant d'être interdite par un édit du gouvernement bavarois en 1785. De nombreux mythes et théories du complot ont prétendu que l'ordre survécut à son interdiction et qu'il serait responsable, entre autres, de la Révolution française, de complots contre l'Église catholique romaine ainsi que de la constitution du nouvel ordre mondial. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Création[modifier | modifier le code] Buts[modifier | modifier le code] Le but était le perfectionnement et progrès de l'humanité dans la liberté, l'égalité et la fraternité. Organisation[modifier | modifier le code] Cette organisation pyramidale ne se réclame pas à ses débuts de la franc-maçonnerie, que son fondateur observe avec un certain dédain. Réorganisation: apport de Knigge[modifier | modifier le code] Le est constituée une Grande Loge provinciale.
Thelema The word thelema is the English transliteration of the Koine Greek noun θέλημα (pronounced [θélima]) "will", from the verb θέλω "to will, wish, purpose." As Crowley developed the religion, he wrote widely on the topic, producing what are collectively termed the Holy Books of Thelema. He also included ideas from occultism, Yoga and both Eastern and Western mysticism, especially the Qabalah. Historical precedents The word θέλημα (thelema) is rare in classical Greek, where it "signifies the appetitive will: desire, sometimes even sexual", but it is frequent in the Septuagint. Early Christian writings occasionally use the word to refer to the human will, and even the will of God's opponent, the Devil, but it usually refers to the will of God. One well-known example is in the "Lord's Prayer" (Matthew 6:10), “Your kingdom come. Your will (Θελημα) be done, On earth as it is in heaven.” François Rabelais Francis Dashwood and the Hellfire Club True Will
The Gods Of The Bible The Gods Of The Bible From: Dan Ceppa To: Kenneth Mcabee >BJ> How do you explain the other gods mentioned in that Bible >BJ> of yours? KM> Ok, give me a passage. Nice of you to ask. By Norbert Sykes Let's look at some of the Gods mentioned in the Bible: Adrammelech II Kings 17:31 Sepharvite God. Please note that I'm not referring to any Deities not mentioned by name (for instance, the golden calf is not here). only alluded to, or ones I was just too tired to look up. };) I believe this gives us enough to work with.
Meditation Techniques for the Busy or Impatient If you are reading this then you probably recognize some value in meditation, in slowing down, and reducing stress. At the same time you probably struggle with fitting meditation into your daily routine. The good news is that establishing a daily meditation practice is easier than you may have thought. In order to make this work, it will be helpful to: Lower your expectations of meditation. How to Easily Incorporate Meditation into Your Day The way to do this is to transform some of the things you are already doing each day into mindful meditation. Exercise Meditation Any continuous physical activity over a period of time can work. The way to transform any of these activities into meditation is to first focus on your breath. Bathing Meditation The next time you shower or take a bath, create your own spa experience simply by flipping the switch in your mind. Let go of words and labels by expressing your good feelings through meaningless sounds such as “aum,” “mmmm,” or “ahhhhh.”