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New Magicks for a New Age Volume 3 Beyond Ritual Book 10 Additional Topics Part 12 Shake Rattle and Roll: The Goddess, Lady Liberty, and the Coming Times Introduction
New Magicks for a New Age Volume 3 Beyond Ritual Book 10 Additional Topics Part 12 Shake Rattle and Roll: The Goddess, Lady Liberty, and the Coming Times Introduction

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Yael DragwylaFirst North American rightsemail: polaris93@aol.com16,600 words
Volume III: Beyond Ritual: Historical, Philosophical,and Scientific Considerations-- Essays on the Cutting Edge of Esoteric Science
Book 10: Additional Topics
Part 12: Shake, Rattle, and Roll:The Goddess, Lady Liberty, and the Coming Times
It is no accident that the symbols of the United States of America have tremendous esotericsignificance, particularly for Pagans, Feminists, occultists, and followers of the Western CeremonialTradition. From the beginning the founders of our nation, almost all of whom were Masons and many of whom were Master Masons, chose those symbols with the deliberate intention of founding a nationwhose government would be based squarely on principles of individual liberty and states’ rights, andwhich would be likely to last for at least several centuries. Because many of the founders were familiar with astrology and understood the relationship between astrology and Magick, it’s even possible that they picked the times of the signing of the Declaration of Independence* and, later, the inception of America’s Constitution** such that the astrological portents thereof would help to carry out those goals.Certainly much of the symbolism of the first American flags, the Great Seal of the United States, andother basic American symbols were selected by the founders for those reasons; and it is clear that insofar as it was possible, they shaped the nation’s beginnings by means of an enormous Magickal ritual whoseaim was to bring to birth a long-lived republican democracy, founded solidly on the ideals of Deism,Reason, and Liberty, the greatest of the children of the Age of Enlightenment by Masonry. By means othat ritual America’s founders hoped to build into the newborn nation and its governance livingmanifestations of the principles of Deism, thereby ensuring that a nation of free people, guided by thelight of Reason, would survive the ages, keeping alive the torch of Enlightenment for all the world, thatfinally, because of America’s example, that world would fully embrace those same triple ideals, theideals upon which America was founded.
*For the full text of the Declaration of Independence, see Appendix 4, below.**For the text of selected portions of the Constitution of the United States of America, including the Billof Rights, see Appendix 5, below.But unfortunately, the Ideal and the Real are not necessarily the same thing. However carefully andcorrectly a Magickal ritual of any kind is enacted, it may take a great long while for the intentions behindit to manifest in the mundane world. Below is a discussion of the Magick of America, the Magick  behind its founding; the divergence of the Intent behind that Magick from actuality; and the possibilitythat that Intent may manifest in full in the future.
§ 1. The Book of the Law, the Aeon of Horus, and Women
The astrological
, as opposed to the constellations, refer to the seasons, or rather, to thirds of seasons, and the celestial longitude of the Sun during each twelfth of a year. Aries is the first third of spring, Taurus the second third, Gemini the third third of Spring, Cancer the first third of Summer, and soon. The
, on the other hand, are patterns of stars in the sky lying along the Zodiac, a beltof stars which intersects the celestial equator at two points about 180° across the sky from each other.The twelve patterns of stars, or constellations, lying along this belt, which have been known in the Westfor more than two millennia, are also named, in order from west to east, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer,and so on through Pisces. Two thousand years ago, on the first moment of Spring each year the Sunstood in the first degree of the
Aries, so at that time that constellation corresponded to the
Aries, and the other constellations likewise corresponded, more or less, to the signs now bearingtheir names, as well.**Geometrically speaking, this correspondence couldn’t be exact, since the signs are all exactly 30° of celestial longitude wide – so that it takes the Sun 30 and a small fraction of days to transit each sign – whereas, as previously mentioned, the constellations are of varying widths.But due to the precession of the Equinoxes, the Vernal Coleur (the Sun’s celestial longitude on thefirst moment of Spring each year) advances five-sixths of a minute of arc westward every year. Thistranslates into an apparent westward motion relative to the backdrop of the starry heavens of about onedegree of celestial longitude every 72 years or so, moving backwards through the constellations fromAries to Pisces to Aquarius to Capricorn and so on westward through the Zodiac until it comes to Ariesagain. In this way, over a period of about 2,160 years, on the average it moves completely through oneconstellation.* Over 25,290 years, which astrologers refer to as a Great Year, it goes all the way aroundthe Zodiac, returning to the place at which it began.*Again, this is an average. Some constellations are far larger than others. For example, theconstellation Cancer is smaller than average, spanning around 27 degrees of celestial longitude. Theconstellation Leo, on the other hand, spans about 40 degrees of celestial longitude, much larger thanaverage.So with the passage of centuries and the precession of the Equinoxes, the signs have movedwestward relative to the constellations bearing their names. The separation between the two is nowmore than 30°, so that the Vernal Coleur – the point at which the astrological
Aries begins – is nowin the last few degrees of the
Aquarius. Some esoteric schools of thought disagree on this,
their argument turning on the question of the width of constellation of Aquarius vs. that of Pisces. If Aquarius is very much wider and Pisces very much smaller than the average of 30°, then the VernalColeur falls in Aquarius; otherwise it is still in Pisces and will be so for some years yet. In fact,according to Vivian Robson,* the stars in the constellation Aquarius span an arc of sky from 9° of thesign Aquarius (corresponding to around January 29
) to 26° of the sign Pisces (around March 16
), some47°. The stars in the constellation Pisces, on the other hand, span from 15° of the sign Pisces to 26° of the sign Aries, around 41°. By this reckoning the Vernal Point should still be in Pisces, and remaintherein until sometime in the 30
century.*Vivian E. Robson, B. Sc.,
The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology
(York Beach, ME: SamuelWeiser, 1984), pp. 28-29, 57.But as far as their astrological influence is felt, the constellations are
 fields of action
, and the boundaries of which don’t necessarily correspond exactly to the patterns of stars with which they areassociated. So if the boundaries of the field of the constellation Aquarius are very wide, whether or notthey fall within the patterns of stars making up that constellation, while the reverse is true of the field of the constellation Pisces, then the Vernal Coleur will fall within the former, in which case we havetherefore entered “the Age of Aquarius.”Astrologically speaking, both the sign and the constellation Aquarius are ruled by the planets Saturnand Uranus. Both are associated with
3 on the Tree of Life, which is in turn associated withthe Great Hags, Kali/Chandi/Parvati, Hekate, Pele, Baba Yaga, Medusa, St. Michael, and other Aspectsof the Power of the Goddess. Also, the Egyptians associated Saturn with the God Horus, the Sword of God, hence these are the sign and constellation of the Battle-Goddesses, such as Venus Venetrix, PallasAthena Medusa, and Sekhmet. Thus the beginnings of the Age of Aquarius also constitute the inceptionof the Kali Yuga, more on which below, and the beginning of the end of the world-wide oppression of women. Ultimately, this last will come about when women themselves take up the means of liberation,whatever these must be, and cast off their chains without thereby becoming beholden to still another formof tyranny.Over a three-day interval in April 1904, beginning on April 8 and ending on April 10
of that year,Aleister Crowley wrote
 Liber Al vel Legis
The Book of the Law
, also known as
 Liber XXXI 
 Liber CCXX 
. According to Crowley, the book was dictated to him, word-for-word, by the entity Aiwass, whoclaimed to be Crowley’s Holy Guardian Angel. Supposedly the book predicts the course of the Age of Aquarius/Aeon of Horus, which began with the Cairo Working, a Magickal ritual performed by Crowleyin the Great Pyramid of Gizeh at Cairo, which took place beginning at 12 a.m. on March 20
, 1904.
The Book of the Law
 predicted a number of things, among which was the liberation of women fromthe oppression that had shackled them for so long, and their social and legal equality with men. It also predicted a long, long struggle through which humanity in general would finally liberate itself from allforms of tyranny, but only after a great deal of warfare, suffering, and bloodshed. In fact, so far, since1904 history seems to support the claims of the book; whether or not it will continue to do so remains to be seen.This is one more omen of the beginning of an historical process which will ultimately, over the nextcouple of millennia or so, bring about, as a result of their own efforts, the liberation of humanity ingeneral and of women in particular from all forms of oppression. Its peculiar symbolism focuses onTrump 0,
The Fool 
, of the Tarot, which is associated with the Element Air, the planet Uranus, and the“woman girt with a sword.” The Egyptian Gods Horus and Sekhet are also associated with this Trump,as are the planets Saturn, Mars, and Pluto. Numerologically speaking, the numbers 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 27,37, 31, 40, 80, 93, 111, 300, and 418 are all associated with this book and the Aeon of Horus/Aquarius.
§ 2. The Meaning of the Kali Yuga
The horrors of are due not to the Goddess Kali, but instead to the final and worst stages of theoppression under which women and children everywhere have suffered for so long. Ultimately thatoppression will precipitate a collective reaction from women that will impel them to bring about their – and everyone’s liberation from all forms of tyranny. Kali is the Archangel. Michael of India, She Who

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