The Book

THE Book of Spells or of Conjurations is the Record of every thought, word, and deed of the Magician for everything that he has willed is willed to a purpose. It is the same as if he had taken an oath to perform some achievement. Now this Book must be a holy Book, not a scribbling-book in which you jot down every piece of rubbish that comes into your head. It is written, Liber VII, v, 23 Every breath, every word, every thought, every deed is an act of love with Thee. Be this devotion a potent...

The Pantacle

AS the Magick Cup is the heavenly food of the Magus, so is the Magick Pantacle his earthly food. The Wand was his divine force, and the Sword his human force. The Cup is hollow to receive the influence from above. The Pantacle is flat like the fertile plains of earth. The name Pantacle implies an image of the All, omne in parvo but this is by a magical transformation of the Pantacle. Just as we made the Sword symbolical of everything by the force of our Magick, so do we work upon the Pantacle....

The Sword

THE word of the Lord is quick and powerful, and sharper than a two-edged sword. As the Wand is Chokmah, the Will, the Father, and the Cup the Understanding, the Mother, Binah so the Magick Sword is the Reason, the Son, the six Sephiroth of the Ruach, and we shall see that the Pantacle corresponds to Malkuth, the Daughter. The Magick Sword is the analytical faculty directed against any demon it attacks his complexity. Only the simple can withstand the sword. As we are below the Abyss, this...

The Bell

THE Magical Bell is best attached to the chain. In some systems of Magick a number of bells have been worn, sewn upon the hem of the robe with the idea of symbolizing that every movement of the Magician should make music. But the Bell of which we shall speak is a more important implement. This Bell summons and alarms and it is also the Bell which sounds at the elevation of the Host. It is thus also the Astral Bell of the Magician.< < footnote During certain meditation-practices the Student...

The Wand

THE Magical Will is in its essence twofold, for it presupposes a beginning and an end to will to be a thing is to admit that you are not that thing. Hence to will anything but the supreme thing, is to wander still further from it -- any will but that to give up the self to the Beloved is Black Magick -yet this surrender is so simple an act that to our complex minds it is the most difficult of all acts and hence training is necessary. Further, the Self surrendered must not be less than the...