This presentation will consider the magical circle with particular reference to the writings of Aleister Crowley. We will examine the appearance of the magical circle at the dawn of civilization and it’s use as a means of defense from hostile forces. Additionally, we will consider how this function was conveyed in systems such as Abramelin, the Lesser and Greater Keys, and the Grimorie of Honorius. Moreover, we will analyze interpretations by Cornelius Agrippa, William Stirling and Eliphas Levi. Rooted in tradition, we will also explore Crowleyâ€™s initiated interpretation of this weapon, with a singular analysis of the magical circle put forth in Book IV.
Brother AISh MLChMH has been a member of the O.T.O. for over 25 years. He is the former Secretary of the U.S. Grand Tribunal, and the former body master of Leaping Laughter Lodge (MN). He has been a chartered Initiator of the M.O.E. degrees (0-IIIrd) and an Ordained Priest of E.G.C. since 1998 e.v. His writings include the U.S. Grand Lodge publication, AgapÃ© and he has given NOTOCON presentations on The Comment of Liber AL and The Gnostic Mass; the latter published in the 6th Biennial Proceedings book (Beauty and Strength). He has also taught classes on The Gnostic Mass, the M.O.E. degrees, and the ritual and yoga set forth by Aleister Crowley. He is currently working on a book addressing the qabalistic doctrine expressed in The Gnostic Mass.
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