This morning I received a a specimen of what you get when you are a chief of an order which claims to be run by a secret chief. The rant was signed by a sock-puppet of the Imperator of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn/AO called Nemesis. For those who read David Griffin's blog, Nemesisis David's shadow character and can be found replying to David's posts to give the illusion that people actually read them. Sometimes you can see Nemesis replying to his own posts (up to 70 times) or abusing Golden Dawn leaders on other people's blogs. Normally I blank David Griffin completely because he rarely talks about magic. But I think it would be handy at
While I still wait for a secret chief to knock at my door, the idea of Mathers’s secret chiefs is getting a fair bit of attention on Pat Zalewski’s yahoo group with some heavy weights weighing in.Pat Zalewski himself thinks the Secret Chiefs can be a subject that academic analysis and it is ridiculous to assume that physical Secret Chiefs, who are considered physical entities by some cannot leave a footprint behind them.“There is no proof that any logical person would accept, and for asking about that, I am told that I do not understand how esoteric orders work,” Zalewski said.Pat ZalewskiZalewski is right on this particular point. The people who are the strongest advocates of Secret Chiefs are jolly
The reviews for Magical Imagination are coming in and it is getting good write-ups. Here is one written by Peregrin Wildoak. http://magicoftheordinary.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/book-review-magical-imagination-the-keys-to-magic-by-nick-farrell/
No physical secret chiefs have knocked on my door. The person who came to fix the satellite dish couldn’t remember the 7=4 passwords, and the person who delivered the cable modem had difficulty even remembering his own name let alone the password of the Aeon. Over the next few days, depending on when I get time, lets look at look at what other people thought about secret chiefs.Blavatsky The Theosophical system is probably the most common idea of Secret Chiefs and it comes from the founder of the order, the hard swearing, psychic Helena Petrovna Blavatsky . Her idea was inspired by the Buddhist idea of Bodhisattva. It implied that after someone had achieved enlightenment they faced a choice.
The first review is now in and can be seen here. From Níall s review Magical Imagination takes a more contemporary view of pathworking as a form of magic rather than the psychological experimentations of Farrell’s earlier work. The industry is already heavily populated with so-called “self-help” books and New Age techniques and so it can be difficult for occultists to find material they can actively work with. Reading the book I’m fascinated with the layers of self-discovery presented before the reader and find myself highly enthused with the material presented here. The book is really well formatted presenting areas of personal space to be explored in one’s own “Inner Kingdom”,
While I wait for the secret chiefs to show up I need to clarify what it is that I am waiting for. Many people have misconceptions of what I am ACTUALLY wanting to see.Firstly I am not, like Samuel Mathers, looking for a secret chief who ghosts in and does not say anything. Nor am I looking for a chief who contacts me in a dream or in a meditation.I am specifically looking for a physical human being who can be touched and can provide the grade signs and passwords of MOAA.Why is this important? Well in some ways it isn’t. If a secret chief came to me in a skrying session can provided me with the valuable teaching
Around the time I was involved with setting up the Nottingham temple of the HOGD I was invited to join Masonry. The Lodge which invited me was a more esoteric group which had been formed by former members of the Stella Matutina in the 1940s and met in Grand Lodge in London. The lodge did not meet often and the grade progress through the three degrees was appropriately slow.I went to the third degree but never got to take an officer’s role but did get to see what masonry was all about and for that I was grateful. In the end I left the UK and resigned.However there were elements about masonry that I simply could not get my head
I have been meaning to say for a while now that I am no longer involved with Kerubim Press. I had a peripheral involvement when the publishing house started and that mostly with layouts. It was the vision of Dean Wilson from the start. It is going really well with lots of new titles and authors coming and I am not needed. I wish it well for the future.
My latest book Magical Imagination is now in the shops. It is based on work I wrote ten years ago for Llewellyn which it released under the title “Magical Pathworking.” When I wrote the first edition, I used psychological ideas a lot more than I do now. The book was designed to make public the magical imagination techniques I used in my successful psychological experiments. As my spiritual path has progressed the emphasis on the psychological interpretation of imagination techniques has become less of a personal focus as I started to understand its wider use in magical practice.For those interested in Golden Dawn techniques it offers a practical approach to those inner systems. In this edition I have reworked the
In some of the responses to my Secret Chiefs challenge, some of people have come up with some good reasons why they might not show up which have nothing to do with their nonexistence. Peregrin Wildoak on his blog has looked at some of the reasons that they might say here . Lenny Stevens has listed one good one in the comments section here and Alex has also done so here Here are the reasons.Nick Farrell is not important enough. Sorry Obama I don't want to meet youLenny pointed out that just declaring that you want to see him, does not guarantee that you can get the president of the United States knocking on your door. You are simply too busy and President