by Sister Georgia We humans, when we seek to give authority to thought or deed or practice, tend to use one of a few set models. When it comes to religious truth, authority usually comes from one of two places: tradition, or a persuasive experience (and communication) of gnosis. Babalon is a
by Hasan i-Sabah Now the O.T.O. is in possession of one supreme secret. The whole of its system at the time when I became an initiate of the Sanctuary of the Gnosis (IX°) was directed towards communicating to its members, by progressively plain hints, this all-important instruction. I personally believe that
by Sister Georgia The history of Feminism is intermingled with the burgeoning of alternative spiritualities at the turn of the century. The Co-masons, the Theosophical Society and the Golden Dawn offered spiritual stimulus to the women, and publicly supported the suffragette causes. This is not coincidental; there cannot be equal rights for women without a Goddess.
by Robert Prince This essay examines the similarities between Magick, Yoga and the philosophical method known as “Phenomenology.” These similarities will be discussed in relation to the yogic model of psychology ,as set forth by Pantanjali, many centuries ago. Pantanjali’s “Yoga Sutra’s” is the first systematic text on yoga psychology in
By Shin Melitodes Dion Fortune (1890-1946) is a rather out-of-fashion occultist; she is rarely considered transgressive or florid enough to merit research in today’s edge-obsessed occult milieu. At one of the first academic conferences I ever attended I asked a fellow scholar what she thought of Fortune’s work. The scholar sneered, and said she had no