Magick and the Occult: 




Volume 2                      Issue 7                      9307.01 e.v.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Assalam alaikum, my kin.

Moderator's Note:

Three (3) pieces are included this month:

An issue of 'The Broken Link', a reprint of an article by Hymenaeus Beta X'
called 'Free Will and the Right to Initiation' (the trick is determining
which is a satire and which is authentic), and _Liber Rash_, by Frater Nigris.

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From: Haramullah (Original authors unknown, with some editing for style)

The Broken Link

(Serving the expelled, the disenfranchised, the suspended, the lapsed,
the excommunicated, the members on bad report and the vaguely dissatisfied.)

Volume 1  Number 1, 5 e.h.b., 1991  e.v.

Do what you're told shall be the whole of the law.


It is a privilege and an honor for me to be able to address the ranks of the
expelled, the out-of-favor and the disenfranchised.  Thanks to all of you,
I have been able to more thoroughly catalogue the wide range of activities
for which you can be expelled.  As you know, Crowley left a rather sketchy
accounting of the offenses warranting expulsion or other punitive action.
He seemed to be some kind of anarcho-libertarian with a disdain for rules
and order!  Luckily, he's not around to be in charge of the Order today!

Anyway, although the complete revised set of rules which every Thelemite
should abide by consists of 120 meg worth of data which only I can access
(as soon as I remember the password), here is a partial list of naughty
things for which people have been expelled, suspended, bad reported, or
brought up on charges: not paying dues; threatening members; being rumored
to have threatened members; molesting little boys; being Frater Achad;
being Kenneth Grant; ripping off Crowley stuff and giving it to Charlie
Manson; buying Boleskine and not sharing; bookstealing; rentstealing;
being rumored to steal; psychic rape; annoying my business partners;
publishing secret stuff; claiming psychic attack victory when anything
bad happens to your enemies; writing mean letters; repeating sanctuary
gossip; possessing documents; being impertinent; being the relative,
lover or spouse of anyone who has done any of the above or just generally
being an icky person.

Those of you reading this who haven't actually been thrown out yet may
have committed some of these offenses yourself, or you may know someone
who has.  In this case, it is your duty to fink.  Remember, I bestow political
rewards on those with the good taste to fink on their brethren, especially
if I can benefit personally.  And those of you who are wise enough to fink on
yourselves will have the clear conscience of knowing you told the truth,
even if it is to your own detriment.  I am more enlightened than you, and I 
am especially qualified to judge your actions, so fink even if the particular
offense isn't on this partial list.  It might be on the secret list, which
you aren't allowed to see.  So don't let your ego get in the way of the
establishment of the law of Thelema!  Drop that dime!  Rat on a brother
or sister today!



This cryptic note was found enscribed on a piece of paper found stuck to
the original manuscript of Liber Al.  The Master Beta found it while he was
orgiastically fondling the document, which is kept in a secret place in
New York where no one can see it.  It reads as follows:

leavings of red wine
3 tins each heroin and cocaine
white stain remover

What could this secret message mean?  There is a reference to eggs, which,
as we all know, are a part of the Secret of the Sanctuary!  Leavings of red
wine are mentioned in Liber Al!  If you translate this message into Hebrew
and add up all the letters, it comes to 3812, which is 93 times 41.8, almost!
According to _The Unexpurgated Sephir Sephiroth_ (9 volumes, Dweeb Press,
1990), this number stands for Vague Apathy, Hemorrhoidal Bleeding, the angel
Gnarliel and Get A Life, You Kabbalah Nerd!  If you find another secret
meaning to this message, please send it to Frater Tweekmore, care of the
Grand Lodge.



Soror Sodomy is producing a new line of greeting cards especially for
people who have been suspended, expelled, or otherwise disciplined.
Buy some to keep in stock, just in case!

Frater Brownnose is manufacturing a special line of sex magick condoms
which come in a variety of colors, flavors and sigils.  Additionally, they
come in a variety of sizes, from the petite 'Los Angeles' model to the
medium-sized 'New Yorker' style.  The cleverly designed 'Expelled Member'
model has hundreds of raised pleasure bumps, ridges and hexagrams.  It also
freezes well, in case you want to preserve your precious bodily fluids for
future enjoyment or perhaps mail them to secret English sex magick societies.



Can you name all of the past Grand Secretaries General?  If you can, you may be
eligible for a drawing to win the 'Grand Secretary General For A Day' contest.
Simply list all of the people that you think have been Grand Secretary General
and send your list to the Office of the Supreme Grand High Illuminated Pontiff
in New York.  All correctly spellchecked entries will be eligible.



Will fuckyou person who modemed fuckyou program 'Leisure Suit Larry in
Modes and Emblems' to fuckyou CrowleyComp bulletin board please identify
yourself?  Fuckyou program contained a worm in fuckyou form of a program
which replaced all repetitions of a common English word in our computer
files with an Anglo-Saxon expletive.  We believe we have successfully
debugged fuckyou computer system, although some of us believe that the
program was only modified, so that fuckyou screen appears normal but
fuckyou printed text is altered.  The person who did this should be ashamed
to be a Fuckyoulemite.



Are they in Fairfax?  New York?  JAF?  Buffalo?  Riverside?  A wonderful prize
may be waiting for you if you can find the fraternity!  If you know where to
mail your entry, you are probably a winner!



Unfortunately, all of the bodies who remembered to send in their reports
have been suspended or expelled.  Why do you need to read local gossip anyway?
The news from New York should be enough for you.  How much do you really know
about New York, anyway?  Everything is fine.



The former president has fled in terror, to be replaced by Frater Leroy.  Ask
Frater Leroy about the original Missing Link some time.  We at the Broken Link
all approve heartily of this latest change in the hierarchy.



The former members are all doing fine.  Those who never joined in the first
place are doing fine.  We have good jobs, fantastic sex lives and are invited
to the best parties.  We are very happy not to be donating our energy wholesale
to a bunch of neurotic psychic vampires.  This leaves us more energy for our 
own pursuits!



This week the focus is on libel suits.  So far the score has been in our favor.
Here is a handy libel suit chart:

Book: Motta's _Equinox_
What it said about the Order: Various bad things about Grady, 
                              Phyllis, Heidrick, etc.
Resolution of suit: The case went to the Supreme Court, which ruled in
                    favor of everyone but Heidrick.

Book: _Ghost Story_
What it said about the Order: It is a secret club of vampires.
Resolution of suit: Money, Order name changed to 'X.X.X.' in future editions.

Book: _The Ultimate Evil_
What it said about the Order: It is a Satanic cult who essentially told
                              Charlie Manson to do it.
Resolution of suit: Apology, money.

Book: _The Family_
What it said about the Order: Jean Brayton was once a member and she told
                              Charlie Manson to do it.
Resolution of suit: Chapter excised from future editions.

Book: _Painted Black_
What it said about the Order: It is a Satanic cult whose newletters contain
                              self-serving drivel.
Resolution of suit: Settled very recently, probably for nuisance value, as
                    official announcement was rather understated.  Publishers
                    promised to print nicer editions in the future.

Book: _High Weirdness by Mail_
What it said about the Order: It is composed of antisocial rejects and
                              resentful nerds.
Resolution of suit: No suit filed for some reason.


Love is the law, love under duress.

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From: Haramullah 
[Originally printed in 'The Magical Link', Vol. V, #3, 8603 e.v.; bracketed
 comments mine - Haramullah]

'Free Will and the Right to Initiation'
By Caliph Hymenaeus Beta X'

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

BAPHOMET XI' redesigned the O.T.O. in order to make it a more suitable vehicle
for the promulgation and establishment of the Law of Thelema.   As is usually
the case with prophets, he was ahead of his time and had perforce to trust his
successors to carry on the Work.  It's therefore up to us to continue to
implement his system as best we can.  To do so requires two things - a clear
understanding of our principles and unswerving determination to give them
timely implementation and a fair shake before developing our own alternatives.

The O.T.O. under the Caliphate has operated under several emergency guidelines
for the last eight years that are at variance with Baphomet's stated policy.
We have, in the last years of Hymenaeus Alpha's term and in the early months
of my own, begun turning the Order around with careful consideration as to the
timing of the changes.  With some changes, however, the sooner made the better 
- they will become increasingly difficult to bring about the longer we wait,
since they will affect more and more people as we continue our growth.
Timeliness cuts both ways - in some areas, to wait *too* long to implement
a change one knows is necessary is irresponsible.

For example, we recently made a waiting period between 0' and I' optional,
at the discretion of the candidate.  There is plenty of precedent and evidence
for this practice and little contradicting it.  Agape Lodge generally performed
0'-I' at the same time for those who were ready for it in fact, Hymenaeus Alpha
and our two senior Agape Lodge members joined in this fashion.  A surviving 
manuscript ritual in Crowley's hand clearly states that this may be done.

We also returned to the use of the old Mysteria Mystical Maxima preliminary
pledge-form prior to 0'.  Our modern pledge-form (with some modifications)
is now used prior to the I' since the candidate vows acceptance of _The Book
of the Law_.

Finally, we are taking the 'sponsorship' more seriously - two members of
initiating body must vouch for the I' candidate.

Taking these changes together, it is now possible for somoene to enter a
Camp of the Order and take the Minerval Degree without prior knowledge
or acceptance of _The Book of the Law_.  Sounds pretty daring, doesn't it?
But it's not - Baphomet clearly intended this.  Considering the substance
of the ritual, what better 'set and setting' for getting one's first copy?
Candidates may then, of their own free will, take it or leave it - they need
not sign a pledge-form vowing its acceptance in advance of their ritual
receipt of a copy.  If they accept it, and choose to enter the Order proper,
*and if they have two sponsors*, they may sign the I' pledge-form and
proceed to the I', but only after being forewarned by the initiator of the
gravity of this step.  Since we don't argue, convert or talk overmuch, we
can genuinely demonstrate our respect for the free will of the people we
encounter by leaving what could be one of the most important decisions
in their lives entirely in their hands.  To decide to wait for I', whether two
weeks or two years, should not bear any stigma - indeed, some among us will
argue that it signifies a positive virtue.

Where issues involving free will are concerned, controversy is sure to
follow.  Since most people want what's best for others, arguments are often
adduced to protect people from themselves.  In the Order, however, free will
means exactly that, and we stand in violation of our own founding principles
if we knowingly adopt policies that restrict those we encounter from the
free exercise of their Will to join us.  There are guidelines in our founding
books and Order literature that point up and settle this dilemma.  I'll
review some of them here since they'll make matters much clearer than my
best rhetoric possibly could.

"He that is righteous shall be righteous still; he that is filthy shall be
filthy still.

"Yea! deem not of change: ye shall be as ye are, & not other.  Therefore the
kings of the earth shall be Kings for ever: the slaves shall serve.  There
is none that shall be cast down or lifted up: all is ever as it was.  Yet
there are masked ones my servants it may be that yonder beggar is a King.
A King may choose his garment as he will: there is no certain test: but a
beggar cannot hide his poverty.

"Beware therefore!  Love all, lest perchance is a King concealed!  Say you
so?  Fool!  If he be a King, thou canst not hurt him."
                                                                 AL II:57-59

First of all, it is a given that a person has a right to be a Thelemite,
with all that entails:

"The word of the Law is [Thelema].
"Who calls us Thelemites will do no wrong, if he look but close into the word.
For there are therein Three Grades, the Hermit, and the Lover,and the man of
Earth.  Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
"The word of Sin is Restriction."
                                                                 AL I:39-41

"There is a word to say about the Hierophantic task.  Behold! there are
three ordeals in one, and it may be given in three ways.  The gross must
pass through fire; let the fine be tried in intellect, and the lofty
chosen ones in the highest.  Thus ye have star & star, system & system,
let not one know well the other!"
                                                                 AL I: 50

Baphomet applied this to the O.T.O. as follows: "Our Holy Order has but
Three True Grades; as it is writen in _The Book of the Law_: The Hermit,
the Lover, and the Man of Earth." (from _Book 194_).  He goes on to say
that the Man of Earth Grade "consists of the degrees from Minerval to
P.I.  The Minerval degree is a Prologue to the First; the degrees
subsequent to the Third but pendants to it.  In this, the Man of Earth
series, there are then but Three Degrees; and these Three are One." (Ibid.).

In both _Books 194_ and 52_ (from which letter I quote) Baphomet makes
abundantly clear that any Thelemite is entitled to all of the Man of
Earth degrees, with certain qualifications:  "Every man and woman that
is of full age, free, and of good report, has an indefeasible right to the
III'.  Beyond this, admission is only granted by invitation from the
governing body concerned."  (Note that "III'" in this context means
all Man of Earth sub-degrees from 0'-P.I. as explained in the excerpt
from _Book 194_ above.)

The Man of Earth Grade's sub-degrees (0'-P.I.) comprise a complete cycle,
as this passage from _Magick Without Tears_ shows: "0'- The Ego is attracted
to the Solar System; I' - The Child experiences Birth; II' - The Man
experiences Life; III' - He experiences Death.  P.I. - This entire cycle
of Point-Events is withdrawn into Annihilation."

This life-cycle should be largely self-regulating, an impossibility when
the same yardstick is applied to every member.  Only the candidate is likely
to know when to take the next step in this cycle.  Acceptance of _Liber Legis_
constitutes "attraction to the Solar System," or if you prefer, "induction
into the 93 Current."  An arbitrary time period between acceptance of the
Law of Thelema and entering the Order is unnecessarily restrictive.

To sum up, if a Thelemite is by definition a Man of Earth, Lover or Hermit and
the Man of Earth is a single Grade with six sub-degrees (the completion of
which are a prerequisite to advancement to Lover or Hermit), then Baphomet's
policy of extending to all Thelemites an "indefeasible right" to these
degrees makes good sense.

In his epistle to Parzival X'[well-known as Frater Achad, Crowley's one-time
'spiritual son'] in _Book 300_, Baphomet has some words of encouragement,
and advises against "judging" candidates for initiation: "Note, pray thee,
the confidence with which we may proceed.  'They shall gather my children
into their fold; they shall bring the glory of the stars into the hearts of
men.'  They 'shall'; there is no doubt.  Therefore doubt not, but strike with
all thy strength.  Note also, pray thee, this word: 'The Law is for all.'  Do
not, therefore 'select suitable persons' in thy worldly wisdom; preach
openly the Law to all men.  In Our experience We have found that the most
unlikely means have produced the best results; and indeed it is almost
the definition of a true Magical Formula that the means should be unsuited,
rationally speaking, to the end proposed."

I don't think that it's overstating the case to say that the process of
"bringing up" the full O.T.O. system is of supreme importance in Baphomet's
plan for the establishment of [the] Aeon of Horus.  We are, after all, his
heirs.  As always, success will provide whatever proof we require of the
wisdom of his design, given a chance.  In implementing the changes that lie
ahead there is the customary danger of the new and untried, and there will
certainly be those who will predict disaster.  I feel however that we are
much more likely to fail in the Work by abandoning the original design
for the passing expedients of the present:

"If this be not aright; if ye confound the space-marks, saying: They are
one; or saying, They are many; if the ritual be not ever unto me; then
expect the direful judgements of Ra Hoor Khuit!"                   AL I:52

"Many adepts throughout the ages have sought to do this; but their
words have been perverted by their successors, and again and again
the Veil has fallen upoln the Holy of Holies."                _Book 10_ V. 18 

[Hymenaeus Beta X' signature]
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o. These are the adorations to be performed by Adepts of the A.'. A.'.

1. Let her greet the Night at dusk, lying face down, giving the sign of
her caste.  And let her say in a sultry voice:

Hail fatal Three who spend eternity circumcizing, even those Three
who set the limits to length, who laugh at the whining of their
dogs at the end of daylight.

Tahiti sways gently as She pushes the pram, and Ma-Whore bedeth the realm.

Hail fatal Three with a woman's Delight!

2. Also the Moon, let her greet, lying face up, giving the sign of her
caste.  And let her say in a powerful voice:

Hail fecund Three who enjoy a day's noisy humping, even those Three who
perform their sacred duty, who laugh at the yipping of their coyotes at the

Tahiti sways gently as She pushes the pram, and Ma-Whore bedeth the realm.

Hail fecund Three in desire Burning!

3. Also, in Darkness, let her greet the Starry Heavens, curled in a ball,
giving the sign of her caste.  And let her say in a soft whisper:

Hail sparkling Three who art done with begetting, even those Three who
look seductive and coy, who laugh at the barking of their wolves in shadow.

Tahiti sways gently as She pushes the pram, and Ma-Whore bedeth the realm.

Hail sparkling Three who art willing and Gay!

4. Lastly, at Midnight, let her greet the Void, as she will, giving
the sign of her caste.  And let her say in a lilting voice:

Hail mighty Three who love learning and guiding, even those Three who
tell all in their silence, who laugh at the lustful howling of their mates.

Tahiti sways gently as She pushes the pram, and Ma-Whore bedeth the realm.

Hail mighty Three from the Depths of Chaos!

5. After each of these invocations thou shalt give the sign of violence,
and afterward thou shalt perform the adulation of thy Inferior.  Then do
thou abandon Thyself to holy copulation.

6. Also, it is better if in these adorations thou assume the Goddess-form
of Whom thou fearest, as if thou didst encompass Her in the adoration of
That which is beyond Her.

7. Thus shalt thou ever be mindful of the Lazy Way which thou hast
seen fit to follow, and thus shalt thou be strengthened to allow it
in the face of the Stone of Dogma, the Desica Plethora, Foolish Ignorance
and Complete Inanity.


Invoke me under my stars.   Love is the law, love under will.

Completed this Beltaine Day, 1992, 7:00 am.

I am I!

Frater (I) Nigris (DCLXVI) CCCXXXIII

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