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He had also claimed to be a Freemason, but the organizations he joined are not considered regular by Masonic bodies in the Anglo-American tradition. Crowley claimed the following Masonic degrees: 33° of the Scottish Rite in Mexico from Don Jesus Medina. “Don Jesus Medina, a descendant of the great duke of Armada fame, and one of the highest chiefs of Scottish Rite free-masonry. My cabbalistic knowledge being already profound by current standards, he thought me worthy of the highest initiation in his power to confer; special powers were obtained in view of my limited sojourn, and I was pushed rapidly through and admitted to the thirty-third and last degree before I left the country.” The Confessions of Aleister Crowley pp. 202–203. 3° In France by the Anglo-Saxon Lodge No. 343, a Lodge chartered in 1899 by the Grande Loge de France, a body unrecognised by the United Grand Lodge of England, on 29 June 1904. 33° of the irregular 'Cerneau' Scottish Rite from John Yarker 90°/95° of the Rite of Memphis/Misraim from John Yarker. The United Grand Lodge of England, whose recognition is generally considered the standard for Masonic validity, did not recognize any of the above bodies as being true Freemasonry, thus Crowley never was an “official” Freemason within the common understanding of the term. Crowley quickly realized that the post-Yarker era meant change. He was not rebellious by reflex, at least where old British institutions were concerned. He undoubtedly believed O.T.O. had authority from Yarker to work the Ancient and Primitive Rite's equivalent to the Craft degrees in England, but once made aware of the issue of regularity when having his own French Masonic credentials declined, he was not defiant and on his own made changes to the O.T.O. to avoid conflict. He inserted notices into the last number of The Equinox to the effect that the O.T.O. did not infringe upon the just privileges of the Grand Lodge Of England During WWI Crowley worked slightly revised English Craft rituals in America, but despite the absence of a central Grand Lodge, he met with objections from masonic authorities. He then rewrote the O.T.O. rituals for I° – III° so that they no longer resembled Craft masonry degrees in language, theme or intent.
One of his more notable student affairs was with Jerome Pollitt, a female impersonator ten years his senior
These three factors are: a) Death of the Psychological “I” b) Birth of the Being within us * c) Sacrifice for Humanity The “I” dies based on rigorous creative comprehension. The Being is born within us with the Maithuna (sexual magic). Sacrifice for humanity is charity and very well understood love. The schools which teach the ejaculation of semen, even when they do this in a very mystical way, are really Black schools, because the Kundabuffer Organ is developed with such a practice. The schools which teach the connection of the Lingam-Yoni without the ejaculation of semen are White schools because this is how the Kundalini rises through the medullar canal. The schools which teach how to strengthen the psychological “I” are Black schools because the evil consequences of the Kundabuffer Organ are strengthened with that procedure. The schools which teach the dissolution of the “I” (Mystical Death) are White schools because they destroy the evil consequences of the Kundabuffer Organ. The Kundabuffer Organ is the tail of Satan. It is the sexual fire descending from the coccyx downwards towards the atomic infernos of the human being.
No, Masonic rituals and Crowlian rituals are nothing alike. As both a Mason, and a practitioner of magick, I can honestly say I've never gotten a magickal "charge" from any involvement in Masonic ritual. They're simply not designed to summon energy in that way.
Originally posted by indigothefish
so masons do rituals like crowley used to do?
masons practice similiar occult practices as crowley was involved with?edit on 11/19/2010 by indigothefish because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Lagrimas
Just because Crowleys didn't actually progress up the ladder of standard masonry doesnt mean that he doesn't have provenance as a person of great esoteric knowledge, If he did indeed learn everything there is to know about the craft up to the 33rd degree then he would easily have the power to start a Masonic style lodge system, which he did.
Originally posted by Tamahu
The Kundalini refers to the Divine Mother Kundalini Shakti.
The Kundabuffer refers to the Kundabuffer organ which is Satan's Tail.
The actual Serpent of Kundalini Herself, awakens within the 33 Degrees of the Avadhuti or Sushumna Column, with Sexual Magic.
*Sparks* of Kundalini can be awakened within Ida and Pingala or Lalana and Rasana, by bachelors and bachelorettes, with Pranayama.
edit on 19-11-2010 by Tamahu because: edited text
Chastity Written by Administrator
How austere the discipline was may be seen from a summary of its rules: Confessing faith in God, an Apprentice vowed to honor the Church, the State, and the Master under whom he served, agreeing not to absent himself from the service of the order, by day or night, save with the license of the Master. He must be honest, truthful, upright, faithful in keeping the secrets of the craft, or the confidence of the Master, or of any Free-mason, when communicated to him as such. Above all he must be chaste, never committing adultery or fornication, and he must not marry, or contract himself to any woman, during his apprenticeship. - Quoted from "The Builders" by Joseph Fort Newton .
Originally posted by JoshNorton
No, Masonic rituals and Crowlian rituals are nothing alike.
Originally posted by Lagrimas
Is that really so? Or is it just that modern day masonry is so out of touch with its own Esoteric past, that we are lucky Crowley came along to re-educate the west, and as such whether the official body of ~Masons likes it or not Crowley's Esoteric Masonry is much more powerfull an organisation?
Do you think Skull and Crossbones is an Esoteric Magic school unlike the Masonic lodge you are a member of?
what of the Rockefellers and the 'prayer room' in the UN. These people are Esoteric practicioners are they not?
Originally posted by network dude
All grand lodges are chartered by the UGLE or United Grand Lodge of England.