It was back in the summer of on a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Chicago that I got to meet the notorious Michael Bertiaux. I had traveled with my teacher. Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua, Michael Bertiaux, Manuel Lamparter, La Couleuvre Noire, Monastery of the Seven Rays, Choronzon Club. Michael Bertiaux, author of the famed Voudon Gnostic Workbook and Hierophant of the Voudon Gnostic Current is a rare visionary in modern occult studies.
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I often wondered if Michael was in the business of blackmailing other occultists, or at the very least, helping to spread rumors and reveal the improprieties of others. Do not expect an easy read, and do not expect ,ichael understand much of what the author is trying to say without nertiaux solid background in Jungian psychology, Heideggerian ontology, and even chaos magick.
The above and below are united within the one consciousness. By dissolving the notion of a fundamental divide between unity and duality which only creates a new dualitythe magician is able to experience and bring eternity into time.
To me, this book is a sinister joke, but you would have had to know Michael Bertiaux to appreciate the punch line.
Spirit Window of the Southern Gate detail What CAN be done, however, is mivhael contribution to the growing body of material being created, conjured and conveyed through ongoing magical practice in this arena.
I am almost certain that Michael would find such discussions to be very amusing, too. Ships from and sold by Amazon. His growing awareness of the unity of all beings, human and otherwise, infuses an ongoing creative work which is given to the human race as a type of gift. As these inventions ossify, the artist arises to follow impulse and intuition. Cults of the Shadow. This would be a wholly intellectual endeavor and the Gnostic-artist is concerned with the formation of a vehicle through which actual energies may pass.
Be prepared to open yourself up to this sort of quasi-hypnotic effect when you dive into this thing. His father was a captain in the merchant navy and his mother was a prominent Theosophist. On one hand, it provides consciousness with a field of operation whereby its unfoldment and evolution may occur.
Those two members were Christopher and a senior member named John, yet after the first trip, only Christopher went down to see Bertiaux. Instead, it emerges from the will and direction of the magician. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Keep in mind that this was during the time when Duvalier Sr. Bertiaux served as an Episcopalian minister in the Seattle area before traveling to Haiti in The question, then, becomes what to do with the illusory universe.
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It is dedicated to the practice of advanced techniques of Gnostic Voudon, a powerful system of Afro-Atlantean magic in its purest and most traditional form.
Unity of Consciousness and Existence. At times, this intentionality rises from deeper levels within the psyche to impose its form or energy via automatic technique as we often see in the drawings of Austin Osman Spare.
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I would recommend it be read by the serious student of metaphysics, and I am sure it would be a valuable addition to the practitioner’s library as well, even if only as a reminder of the value of composing one’s own system of magick as opposed to using someone else’s.
A long-awaited new edition of the seminal text on the spiritual system that is a convergence of Gnosticism and Haitian voodoo, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook is a singular sacred work that is comprehensive in scope–from “how to be a lucky Hoodoo” to how magick and voodoo intersect energetically, to esoteric time travel.
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Review “This book is a must-have for any serious occult student’s library. We sought out the practices of the bokor or black magician, and the various obscure occult orders where such individuals met and congregated.
There is actually a lot of precision behind the seeming nonchalance. If the changeless principle is all pervasive it follows that the insubstantial and changing universe is one with it. From Buddhism to Christian Gnosticism, there has been a retreat into the fullness which may be called everything from Nirvana to the Kingdom of Heaven. I have heard that others who have sought out initiations from Michael Bertiaux received far more than they bargained for, having to forbear him with the favor of anal sex as a certification of the transmission of legitimate occult initiations.