I realise I have not been posting for a while, I have been writing like a mad thing and sorting out the portal Material for the Magical Order of the Aurora Aurea. Portal has required a lot of work. Not only are the published versions of the ritual hacked about (and in my opinion unworkable) the course material for this important grade is tiny. Much of the work appears to be writing an essay on your experiences in the Outer Order.
Frankly this is a missed opportunity as I think that the portal should be a nine month pressure cooker with the student looking for connections with their Higher Self in preparation for the 5=6 grade. When the ritual is restored the Portal is a shadow working for the 5=6 and indeed provides the candidate with important technical information.
I have also been working with Paola to start on Enochian again after a long absence. The first thing to go has been the GD pronunciation system. Thanks to the work done by Aaron with his Angelic Language book, she has gone through and replaced the pronunciation of the words. These are actually a lot easier to vibrate and have a lot more grunt. Paola is better at this stuff than I am. I don’t think that this is an area that the GD came up with anything useful and the Dee system is a lot more natural.
I have also dusted off my Wnochian table and started to work with it using a supreme pentagram environment (I do not like Regardie’s Watchtower Ritual). My seal is a bit knackered and needs replacing, I also need more red silk to cover the table and the floor. The ensigns of creation are paper (they will be tin soon) and I will make four lesser seals of truth but Paper will do under the four wheels of the cubic altar.
All up, it is a good effect. If you call angels on the quarters the crystal acts as a balance (much like a rose in the rose cross) and it does not need to be even used to scry. The tablet of equilibrium is placed on the seal of truth and then the cloth over the top with the gold ring and the crystal.
Anyway this is just an update.