Grand Initiation to the LHP: Final Week (9)

A week ago at the crossroads by our home, there was another car accident–this time being a little fender-bender as though the dramatic energy of this time is calming down. (For the record in this review, that makes three car accidents in nine weeks.) Other signs and synchronicities arose: Raecine Ardis, my tarot tutor, is …

Grand Initiation to the LHP: Week 8

The review of this Grand Initiation is scheduled for Week 9, but I have already been considering the the process as a whole and how the new direction fits into the trajectory of my life. E.A. Koetting identifies four stages of initiation: dedication, initiation proper, damnation, and consecration. After working through the nine infernal gatekeepers …

Grand Initiation to LHP: Week 7

Laying in bed at the house we rent at the Crossroads, chanting “Ram Ham Satolas” 108 times and calling the names of the nine infernal Gatekeepers, I fully intended to make a pact with Lucifuge for abundant provision and as well as with several others for pleasure and power of various kinds. I suddenly heard …

Grand Initiation to LHP: Weeks 5 and 6

Week 6, in Webb’s design for the Grand Initiation (from Uncle Setnact’s Essential Guide to the LHP) calls for “Incubation,” a complete rest from magickal workings and all thoughts concerning progress in initiation. I followed this general intention, doing no readings, workings, or sigil focus, watching more television and enjoying a break from work. However, …

Grand Initiation to the LHP: Week 4

In Week 4, the beginning of the set on Transmutation, I am reminded that I do not just go to the crossroads: I live at the crossroads. The house we rent looks out over a segment of road where several intersections converge, where the moon shines brightly through an expanse in the trees and where …

Grand Initiation to the LHP: Week 3

Sunday, May 11–the day of the New Moon–continued some of the high-intensity breakthroughs of Week 2. I noted in my journal seeing a green light through the crossroads in front of the house we rent, a symbolic calling to the Left Hand Path. Raecine Ardis, my tarot tutor and spirit medium, posted a resonating video …

Grand Initiation to the LHP: Week 2

In this Grand Initiation, I fan the Black Flame, ascend the Black Mountain path, and invoke the Black Sun. These intentions crystalized in Week 2 of my Grand Initiation, and I shared them with Rose Crowley before my first monthly ritual with her Patreon group. My meditations and the ritual time this week were electric …

Grand Initiation to the Left Hand Path: Week 1

The initial card for focus was the Thoth Magus. His path on the Tree of Life is from the emptiness of Kether to the understanding of Binah: he is the Logos, the Word, the Will. On my home altar I lit a special candle made for Mercury (who appears here also as Thoth and Hermes), …

Grand Initiation to the LHP and Emptiness

The intention is to shift my identity to that of “No-Man” (see the separate post forthcoming for Week 1), to ascend on the LHP (Left Hand Path), and to commune with my Holy Daimon (Holy Guardian Angel). The shift is transgressive, dark, individual, and progressive in contrast to a more mainstream, light, collective, and traditional …

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