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IVxvii IVxvii I I V V Contents x x v v From The Edditor i i i i From The Master I I From Liber Kronos V V On Thelemic Time x x So, what did AC change… v v i i Poetry i i King James I I Immortals Plight V V Soror Stellae x x Death by illusion v v i i Food i i I thought I had more time I I initiation not very gentle V V Liber brouhaha x x new years eve poetry v v i i twilit zone i i WLLM I I ALchemy V V All Pakistani Hero x x Final Solutions v v i i Good Wex Wammell Hunting! i i I Am Better Than U I I RaViews V V R U A Traveling Man? x x v v i i Artavisms i i WLLM I I C417, TOPY Avatar V V x x Les Masques du Baron v v Martyr’s Reward, or Crystal Clarity i i TzH, cover image i i Star ov W77M I I V V x x Contents Copyright © 2009 Ordo Templi Orientis v v & individual authors. i i All rights reserved. i i The opinions expressed herein are those ov the individual authors I I & do not necessarily reflect those V V ov the O.T.O. x x or ov Heru Behutet Oasis. v v i i i i IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii IVxvii

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Anno IVxvii
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From The Edditor
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Welcome once again 2 another issue ov Talons! We trust your year has gone as well as Ours, or even better. Hopefully no1 was hit by the swine or any other flu too bad. We survived the 15th year ov Our Charter trying 2b eventful here & abroad as We may. While the vulgar year is almost over, We still have @ least a Mass & Solstice Feast 2 go! It has been hectic & 2010 sounds even more so. I obviously cannot report on the future (yet), so I will tell U briefly about the last. Afterwards I will ntroduce the current offerings, & let U submit 2 Our submissions. B4 that though, I wood like 2 thank every1 (old, new & out ov town members ALike) who made 2009 the year it was. The 1st moonth ov the vulgar year came on the heels ov an active December. The most notable events (bsides moonthly Masses) were Minerval Initiations & several Oasis members ordering To Perfect This Feast by James & Nancy Wasserman (c RaViews). February was a little slow (or were We planning?), but @ least Agape X4 came out. Really looking 4ward 2 the unabridged, unexpurgated 6volume Confessions of Aleister Crowley w/additional volume ov editorial material, the complete AC diaries from 1896-1947 & definitive Magick Without Tears. Not sure when any r coming out, but I am patient. March marks the moonth bginning Our Thelemic Year among other things, & plenty occurred. The 1st main happening was the birth ov a son 3.4 2 a local member who moved. Congratulations Pope Jennifer & wife! The next event was a Mass-A-Thon & Roundtable Mass discussion n OKC 3.13-15. I have covered that elsewhere n this current issue (c R U A Traveling Man?), but wood like 2 give thanks again 2 every1 nvolved. The last large thing ov the moonth was Our 105th Thelemic New Year 3.20, the dreaded (misunderstood @ least) 4 17 year cycle, or The Emperor & The Star. Frater MSNV performed a ritual 4 Us, then We had Mass & a Solstice Feast 2 bgin the Thelemic Holy Days. When these culminated n Our 3 Feasts 4.8, 9 & 10, We had Masses, Readings & Feasts each evening. 2 Brothers were ALso Baptised & Confirmed n2 the EGC on the 1st & last days, so congrats 2 them as well. The more the merrier. During May We busied Ourselves w/Open Studies & preparing 4 more Initiations @ the end ov the moonth (1sts this time). June was not that busy, yet We had a Solstice Mass 6.21 & a Business Meeting the 30th. July held promise as We had Brethren coming n from Fayetteville, AR 4 2nd Degree Initiations over the weekend ov 7.18. I unfortunately could not make it due 2 illness, but I know all had an amazing time. August was more a gust w/Open Studies, Mass, 1st Night Feast 8.12 & a Minerval Initiation 8.29. Add 2 that some made it 2 NOTOCON! Lucky bastards… September was a little slow, though We had a Business Meeting, Mass & Fall Equinox Feast. October seemed 2b Our slowest moonth ov the year. I know a few were moving, plus my father had a heart attack on his bday (10.10), so We had Our reasons. On Crowleymas 10.12, 3 ov Us met @ the Thai Palace n Westport 4 dinner & drinks. A few more attended the WateFire Ritual 12.24 on the Plaza, so We were still doing things. N November things started happening again w/an Open Studies, IV/PI Test & Mass. Again I was under the weather, yet the show went on. Finally We come 2 December, Our current moonth, & Talons deadline. I am sitting here after getting back from celebrating the 62nd anniversary ov AC’s death n 1947, not 2 mention mein n 2001, writing this Edditorial. Officially the only event I know ov is a Mass & Solstice Feast 12.21, but 12.5 I plan 2 read The Last Ritual as they did n Brighton & I have done since 1989 (missed 2001 though). N all a good year I think, & hope U do as well. 2010 can only get better. Thanks 2 every1 local & abroad 4 their wonderful Work, continual support & fraternity. Now We come 2 the meat ov the matter, Talons. 1st off, thanks 2 King James & Soror Stellae 4 their poetry submissions. If not 4 U, volk wood just have 2 read mein. Many thank as well 2 Soror

Eshet Chayil 4 getting Talons up & online, not 2 mention her Work on Our website. W/that sayd, on2 the matter @ hand. As a year n review ov sorts, & xplanation ov the issue, my From The Edditor usually starts things off. I do so mostly that others might bcome nterested & want 2 join Us. Sure what I rite looks unedited, yet there is a method 2 my madness ov ntentional misspelling (like meus short-a-hand). Anyroad, From The Master refers 2 AC ov course & is a section I highlight Works ov his witch seem 2 fit. This year it is just a quote ov his & my elucidating & xpanding it 4 general use locally & 4 those not who read it. If any1 Works w/it please feel free 2 tell me your results. The last From is From Liber Kronos again, on this occasion On Thelemic Time & So, what did AC change regarding the Tarot?. Pretty self-xplanatory if the subjects r not me thinks. Unless I rite more, this might b the last section from Liber Kronos 4 a bit. I have more mind U, but some r just too long. That & I wood like 2 get it published as a whole 1 day. Now, as U peruse the contents U might note several poems (13 2b exact). So many that I thought ov calling this The Poetry Issue. I rethought it though as I am sticking w/the Thelemic dating. Thanks again 2 King James & Soror Stellae 4 their poetry submissions. The fairest way was 2 list them alphabetically by author, even though I wood b last. O well, I am not a glory hound so it is kosher by me. If poetry is your thing, send Us some & I will make sure We use it. We do not eddit content, so use some common sense. I say that knowing what I submitted. My nerve sometimes. Next We have RaViews. I had several 2 choose from personally, & went only w/4. I will not go n2 detail here (I do a little there though), but the books were Initiation in the Aeon of the Child, The Heretic’s Guide To Thelema, The Weiser Concise Guide Series & To Perfect This Feast. There r no spoilers, so they r safe 2 read. I might sound shameless, but if there is anything U wood like 2 RaView send it n. It does not need 2b a thesis or anything, just your thoughts on any subject. Last but not least We have R U A Traveling Man?, or Out Ov Town O.T.O. Events. 5 ov Us went down 2 OKC again as noted above & blow, & this is what I remember. About 40 hours w/o sleep. Boy was that fun. Really, it was! Not sure where We will b going next year, but if I do U can b sure I will rite about it. R U A Traveling Man? Spread throughout this issue r a few artavisms & pictures, again by moi. The cover image, TzH, was ov course nspired by the year, using Atus IV & XVII. Personally I like how both cards 2gether make a 3rd. The humorous C417 is/was made 2 represent my TOPY title, while Martyr’s Reward something else comical 2 me (what’s on the plate?). I xplained the poppy picture n RaViews, whereas Les Masques du Baron speaks 4 itself. The last artavism is blow, simply titled Star ov W77M. Well volks, that is it. We here @ Heru Behutet Oasis thank U 4 reading & supporting the local O.T.O.. It has been a great year & We know there will b many more. Thanks as well 2 all the local members who keep Our body going. U know who U r. Have an amazing 2010! WLLM out. Love is the law, love under will.

From The Master
AC-Charles Stansfeld Jones 1.25.1921 letter Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. 1st off, I wood like 2 give thanks & note how this quote came meus way. N short, I noticed it n a link through the OTO Community on facebook ov all places. The site has several AC correspondences, yet this piqued my interest as I am always looking 4 things 2 do locally. AC was doing the same @ The Abbey n Cefalu & tried a few formulas (c Talons 3 1, The Ritual Ordained For Public Service, &/or Diary of a Drug Fiend), & this is 1 ov those innocuous gems. I shared it & some notes w/volk locally as I now do w/U (& probaly them again if they actually read this). So, what is it!? “We are having great success every night with rituals, the order being the Pentagram, Creed, Collects, then anything special as occasion dictates, Benediction and O.T.O. applause. The effect has been magnificent.”
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2 reiterate: 1 Pentagram 2 Creed 3 Collects 4 Anything special as occasion dictates 5 Benediction 6 O.T.O. applause Seems simple enough, even 4 the beginner. Reminiscent ov Our Mass as well w/o technically being 1, or even a MiniMass like that created by Our late Brother Sir Rusty Sporer. Was AC trying 2 imprint Our Mass on2 Officers & non-Officers alike @ the Abbey? Doing the above (esp Creed & Collects) wood familiarize volk (cip the Deacon & People) w/their longer parts, plus it can b personalized as per point 4 more than Our Mass. Anyroad, let Us consider a few other points ov contention. 1 might ask witch Pentagram Ritual? The Lesser Banishing, Lesser/Greater, True Greater, Star Ruby, regular or group Reguli? Seems like a nice progression ov 7 rituals 2 study & try as your group progresses. This is where the older members may mentor the newer 1s, keeping Us on Our toes so 2 speak. Personally I think it wood b kosher 2 use The Proclamation ov the Law & response from Mass as it is a great, yet simple, banishing (& invocation). The “I proclaim” part could b modified 2 reflect the intent/Will ov the Working also (as may points 3 & 4), or U could just as easily do Will (another Cefalu suggestion btw). The simple answer seems 2b the Lesser Banishing Ritual ov the Pentagram, but as I have hopefully shown this should not limit U. The Creed & Collects r simple enough, but on something outside an official Mass (c The Collects, http://www.hermetic.com/sabazius/gmnotes.htm#collects) I was wondering if all 11 r required (i.e. 4 Occasional Collects - Birth, Marriage, Death & The End). Just wondering/noting though as I think they r each integral 2 the whole, plus it is good practice 4 Mass. But, as what We r discussing is not technically a Gnostic Mass, the point should still b made. If any1 experiments w/this (or has comments &/or curses), please let me know ov your findings as I will Ours.

Now, the 4th point is the only 1 not so simple, anything special as occasion dictates. This might nclude divination, dedications, feasts, lectures, meetings, readings &/or more ritual me thinks. A specific Will/geas might Work as well. I will give an example ov how things might come 2gether (as n Liber Israfel) b4 ending this piece. Suffice 2 say 1 should not make things too hard 4 themselves. KISS! The last point I will note is 5, the Benedictio from Mass. 4 Our purposes here it is the same, yet U can individualize it. I will digress then give an example. 2 some The LORD=HGA, so use that if U know it. Any other divine name (even not so divine) will Work as well, or none @ ALl really. W/that sayd, here is an example: + The LORD bless me. + The LORD enlighten my mind & comfort my heart & sustain my body. + The LORD bring me to the accomplishment of my true Will, the Great Work, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom & Perfect Happiness. ALrite, how might We put the above n2 practice? Say U wanted 2 do something ov a Thelemic flavor locally 4 Halloween, like celebrate an All Gnostic Saints Feast Day. Nothing extra really needs 2b done different from any other 10.31. After the obvious (getting volk 2gether & such), announce that a ceremony ov sorts is about 2 take place. 1 person could take the lead (randomly or by choice/lottery/skill/etc), directing others &/or doing it themselves. As Halloween technically starts @ sunset & ends midnite, Resh might b sayd @ their appropriate times as well. Once every1 is on the same page, begin point 1 w/either a Pentagram Ritual or Proclamation ov the Law as noted above (or even both?). Continue w/points 2 & 3 as usual, all 11 Collects here btw. The obvious thing 2 do @ point 4 here (2 me @ least) is give a lecture on the Saints & how they relate 2 Mass & Our Order n general (&/or remember friends/family/loved 1s members have lost). U could go over the 3 times (Collect title/description) Saints is sayd n Mass, go over that Collect n general/detail & correct name pronunciation, plus their histories from either Red Flame #2 if U have it (& can keep it, I’ve had 3!?) or Our Grand Master Sabazius’ website. Seeing that it is Halloween some type ov divination may b done as well, yet that does not really fit n2 the above scenario. Once that is accomplished, finish w/points 5 & 6. Afterwards volk can go about their typical Halloween way w/o having 2 tear a temple or anything down. As I hope U can c from the above, these 6 simple steps can easily b adapted 2 suit any occasion. There really does not have 2b anything special occurring either. B4 classes & meetings mayb. How about when 1 or more ov Us come 2gether? Again, if any1 experiments w/this (or has comments &/or curses), please let me know ov your findings as I will Ours. W/that sayd, b4 ending I wood like 2 share another Crowley quote w/U. This time from Diary of a Drug Fiend, pg 361. It deals w/another practice from the Abbey, standing @ the Death Collect: “Again, after an invocation of the forces of birth and reproduction, all rose to their feet and addressed Death with sublime simplicity, masking nothing, evading nothing, but facing the huge fact with serene dignity. The gesture of standing to meet Death was nobly impressive.” Love is the law, love under will. WLLM

From Liber Kronos
On Thelemic Time & So, what did AC change regarding the Tarot? Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. As briefly noted n Our EdditoriAL, 2009 n Our dating system can b represented by the tarot trumps The Emperor & The Star. I wrote On Thelemic Time 4 Liber Kronos last year 2 xplain the system some, yet not by Our 12.1 deadline (12.29.2008 @ 4:18pm 2b xact). I nclude it here as a little background nfo b4 briefly noting on something not so simple (2 some @ least). The latter was covered n Liber Kronos’ Korections section 4 March, w/AC’s reasoning from The Book of Thoth. ALl the problems come from LL I57: Invoke me under my stars! Love is the law, love under will. Nor let the fools mistake love; for there are love and love. There is the dove, and there is the serpent. Choose ye well! He, my prophet, hath chosen, knowing the law of the fortress, and the great mystery of the House of God. All these old letters of my Book are aright; but is not the Star. This also is secret: my prophet shall reveal it to the wise. Since I am not a prophet (advocate mayb), I will let Crowley do the talking. B4 that though I put the pieces 2gether as they relate 2 their 777 Columns. Some disagree that they should b changed while others argue how they should. As an Aquarius (2.3.71) it Works 4 me, & U really do not need 2 perform LL III73 2 figure it out. While I did not paste them, I like most have layd them out 2 “divine” an answer. As noted though, such spiritual sources r not needed. As an aside, @ 1 point I printed the manuscript vs atus out. The only thing I gained was a printed manuscript. Anyroad, 4 a more detailed discussion c chapter 5 (Christeos Lucifitias) ov Initiation in the Aeon of the Child by J. Daniel Gunther. Comments or curses r ALways welcomed by the management. Love is the law, love under will. WLLM On Thelemic Time The Thelemic Calender, Year 0, began March, 21 1904 e.v. after AC's performance ov the Supreme Ritual. Time began anew (well, a new anniversary @ least). The years following are marked by a count ov 22-year periods (0-21), or a docosade. Each period corresponds to a card from the Major Arcana Atu, & each individual year w/in the docosade is counted as a Trump. Normally the non-0 #s are written in Roman numerals w/docosades capitalized (left) & years lowercase (right), plus others separate the #s w/a colon (me not so much). That would mean 3.20.08 - 3.20.09 is the year ov Atu XVI, The Tower, in the docosade ov Atu IV, The Emperor (IVxvi 4 short). The # on the left (here IV) is the count ov docosades since 1904 e.v. & the # on the right (xvi) is the count ov years since the start ov the current docosade, thus IVxvi is 4 docosades & 16 years. For those w/a mathmatical mind 4*22+16=104+1904=2008. The #s ov the year are often predeeded by Anno (meaning In the year ov) & followed by e.n. (another Latin abbrev), era novis (new era). I have even seen & used A.L., meaning Anno Legis. When giving dates in the civil calendar the latter is replaced w/ e.v., era vulgaris or common era. Some capitalize the Anno & abbrevs as well.

W/in each year, dates & times are also expressed by the positions ov the Sun & Moon in the Tropical zodiac. The astrological terms can ov course be replaced w/the appropriate symbols as well. There are several sites online to calculate this, but Cal93 is by far the best to download. Now (12.29.2008 @ 4:18pm) for example would be Anno IVxvi, Sol 8° Capricorn, Luna 4° Aquarius Dies Lunæ As you might note @ the end there, instead ov the common names ov the week We again use the . Latin (something me thinks should use less ov btw). Normally in writing I use Sol’s Day, Moonday, Tyr's Day, Woden’s Day, Thor’s Day, Frige or Freya’s Day & Saturnday, but that’s just me. W/that sayd, here are the more commonly used names: Sunday - dies Solis - day ov the Sun Monday - dies Lunae - day ov the Moon Tuesday - dies Martis - day ov Mars Wednesday - dies Mercurii - day ov Mercury Thursday - dies Jovis - day ov Jove (Jupiter) Friday - dies Veneris - day ov Venus Saturday - dies Saturni - day ov Saturn Whew. A lot ov words on what to do, but really no why besides it corresponds w/22 w/all its correspondences (sunspot cycles?) & to commemorate/remember a specific day in 1904. In short it is most likely the nature ov The Beast. Every people & group have their specific & agreed upon chronologies plus a myryiad ov methods to denote them (2007 was 2000 in the Ethiopian calendar btw). Masons have their many "in the year of”s (Anno Lucis, Anno Mundi, Anno Inventionis, Anno Depositionis, Anno Ordinis, Anno Benefacto, yada, yada, yada), not to mention all the ecclesiastical kooks. Brother Belarion also has his Year of Babalon, witch is June 15, 1950 (4000 YB 2 U & me). Who knows? Really, who knows?! Another, final, dating method comes from Frater Faustus’ The Orators 'ration Of Calendars & Kings. The concept ov “Thoth-years” was/is very interesting. By his reckoning '08-09 is the Year ov The Tower & '09-10 The Star. Read in full here. As always, Do It Everyday. Do what U say (or dare I What is It, invoking Faith No More)? Do What Thou Wilt. So, what did AC change regarding the Tarot? The Emperor-IV-heh-5-path15 became tzaddi-90-path 28 Justice-VIII-path 19 became Adjustment-path 22 Strength-XI-path 22 became Lust-path 19 The Star-XVII-tzaddi-90-path 28 became heh-5-path 15 The Wheel of Destiny-X became Fortune Moderation-XIV became Art Judgment Day-XX became The Aeon The World-XXI became The Universe I 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 II Aleph Beth Gimel Daleth Heh Vau Zayin III Ox House Camel Door Window Nail Sword XII 11th,Kether-Chokmah 12th, Kether-Binah 13th,Kether-Tiphar. 14th,Chokmah-Binah 15th,Chokmah-Tiphar. 16th,Chokmah-Chesed 17th,Binah-Tiphareth XIV O The Fool I The Magus II The High Priestess III The Empress XVII The Star V The Hierophant VI The Lovers

18 Cheth 19 Teth 20 Yod 21 Kaph 22 Lamed 23 Mem 24 Nun 25 Samekh 26 Ayin 27 Peh 28 Tzaddi 29 Qoph 30 Resh 31 Shin 32 Tau

Fence Serpent Hand Palm Ox Goad Water Fish Prop Eye Mouth Fish-hook Back of Head Head Tooth Tau (as Egyptian)

18th,Binah-Geburah 19th,Chesed-Geburah 20th,Chesed-Tipharth 21,Chesed-Netzach 22,Geburah-Tiphareth 23,Geburah-Hod 24,Tiphar-Netzach 25, Tiphar-Yesod MP 26,Tiphareth-Hod 27,Netzach-Hod 28,Netzach-Yesod 29,Netzach-Malkuth 30, Hod-Yesod 31,Hod-Malkuth 32,Yesod-Malkuth

VII The Chariot XI Lust IX The Hermit X Fortune VIII Adjustment XII The Hanged Man XIII Death XIV Art XV The Devil XVI The Tower IV The Emperor XVIII The Moon XIX The Sun XX The Aeon XXI The Universe

Note how Atu #s do not change, just some titles & positions. How does AC explain this? From The Book of Thoth:
“4. The Nature of the Evidence. These historical digressions have been essential to the under-standing of the conditions of this enquiry. It is now proper to consider the peculiar numbering of the Trumps. It appears natural to a mathematician to begin the series of natural numbers with Zero; but it is very disturbing to the non-mathematically trained mind. In the traditional essays and books on the Tarot, the card numbered "0" was supposed to lie between the cards XX and XXI. The secret of the initiated interpretation, which makes the whole meaning of the Trumps luminous, is simply to put this card marked "0" in its natural place, where any mathematician would have put it, in front of the number One. But there is still one peculiarity, one disturbance in the natural sequence. This is that the cards VIII and XI have to be counterchanged, in order to preserve the attribution. For the card XI is called "Strength"; on it appears a Lion, and it quite evidently refers to the zodiaca1 sign Leo, whereas the card VIII is called "Justice", and represents the conventional symbolic figure, throned, with sword and balances, thus obviously referring to tile zodiacal sign of Libra, the Balance. Frater Perdurabo had made a very profound study of the Tarot since his initiation to the Order on 18th November, 1898; for, three months later, he had attained the grade of Practicus; as such, he became entitled to know the Secret Attribution. He constantly studied this and the accompanying explanatory manuscripts. He checked up on all these attributes of the numbers to the forms of nature, and found nothing incongruous. But when (8th April, 1904 e.v.) he was writing down the Book of the Law from the dictation of the messenger of the Secret Chiefs, he seems to have put a mental question, suggested by the words in Chapter I, verse 57: "the law of the Fortress, and the great mystery of the House of God" ("The House of God" is one name of the Tarot Trump numbered XVI) to this effect: "Have I got these attributions right?" For there came an interpolated answer, "All these old letters of my book are aright; but x is not the Star. This also is secret; my prophet shall reveal it to the wise". This was exceedingly annoying. If Tzaddi was not "the Star", what was? And what was Tzaddi? He tried for years to counter-change this card, "The Star", which is numbered XVII, with some other. He had no success. It was many years later that the solution came to him. Tzaddi is "The Emperor"; and therefore the positions of XVII and IV must be counterchanged. This attribution is very satisfactory. Yes, but it is something a great deal more than satisfactory; it is, to clear thought, the most convincing evidence possible that the Book of 'he Law is a genuine message from the Secret Chiefs. For "The Star" is referred to Aquarius in the Zodiac, and "The Emperor' to Aries. Now Aries and Aquarius are on each side of Pisces, just as Leo and Libra are on each side of Virgo; that is to say, the correction in the Book of the Law gives a perfect symmetry in the zodiacal attribution, just as if a loop were formed at one end of the ellipse to correspond exactly with the existing loop at the other end.

These matters sound rather technical; in fact, they are; but the more one studies the Tarot, the more one perceives the admirable symmetry and perfection of the symbolism. Yet, even to the layman, it ought to be evident that balance and fitness are essential to any perfection, and the elucidation of these two tangles in the last 150 years is undoubtedly a very remarkable phenomenon.”

And this:
“It was quite impossible to understand why this reversal should have taken place until the events of March and April, 1904, which are recounted in detail in "The Equinox of the Gods". One need here give only one quotation: "All these old letters of my Book are aright; but x is not the Star". (AL. 1.57.) This was making darkness deeper. It was clear that the attribution of "The Star" to the letter tzaddi was unsatisfactory; and the question arose, how to find another card which would take its place. An incredible amount of work was done on this; in vain. After nearly twenty years the solution appeared. The Star represents Nuit, the starry heavens. "I am Infinite Space, and the Infinite Stars thereof." (AL. 1.22.) She is represented 1 (The old titles of these cards were respectively "Strength" and "Justice": they are inadequate or misleading.) with two vases, one pouring water, a symbol of Light, upon herself, the other upon the earth. This is a glyph of the Economy of the Universe. It continually pours forth energy and continually reabsorbs it. It is the realization of Perpetual Motion, which is never true of any part) but necessarily true of the whole. For, if it were not so, there would be something disappearing into nothing, which is mathematically absurd. The principle of Carnot (the Second Law of Thermodynamics) is only true in finite Equations. The card which must be exchanged for "The Star" is "The Emperor", who bears the number IV, which signifies Power, Authority, Law, and is attributed to the sign Aries. This proves very satisfactory. But it became infinitely more so as soon as it was seen that this substitution cleared up the other mystery about Strength and Justice. For Leo and Libra are, by this exchange, shown as revolved about Virgo, the sixth sign of the Zodiac, which balances the revolution of Aries and Aquarius about Pisces, the twelfth sign. This is a reference to a peculiar secret of the ancients which was very deeply studied by Godfrey Higgins and others of his school. It is useless to go far into the matter here. But the position is made clear enough by the accompanying diagram. It will be seen at a glance that now, for the first time, is a perfect symmetry established in the Tarot. The justice of the exchange is evident when one considers Etymology. It is natural that the Great Mother should be attributed to He', which is her letter in the Tetragrammaton, while the letter Tzaddi is the natural letter of the Emperor in the original phonetic system, as shown in the words Tsar, Czar, Kaiser, Cæ Senior, sar, Seigueur, Seflor, Signor, Sir.”

Poetry
King James

Immortals Plight
Here I am, standing alone. The cold wind blowing upon my face. It is so cold. Watching the vastness of the sea. Here I am, standing alone. Having memories of a past that is all gone. Longing for a future that will never be. Living a present that hurts so much. Here I am, standing alone. Thinking on how beautiful love can be. On how much pain love can give. On how empty is life when there is none to love. Here I am, standing alone. Alone for centuries to come. Forever sailing the seas of loneliness. Curse… that shall never end! Here I am, standing alone. And now, I cry.

Soror Stellae

Death by illusion It’s just so sad it is just so sad getting divorced the loss of ideals the death of the love one thought was there To lose that love to lose that love to lose that trust one thought was there It's just not fair! to think it's there and it's not really there This HUGE idea dead after years or months or tears I guess the Broad view takes more effort than the narrow ones do Maybe that's why Few try their hearts at it.

Food
There are things that feed my spirit that no one else can know How the trees ballet in the wind How the dance of the seasons goes Kitty curled into a ball Jazz on the radio There are things that feed my spirit no one else can know Cookies in the shape of wolf Grapevine wreaths abound High ideals generosity enough to go around A trip through the darkness a month of the year It pleases me no end to go where "angels" fear Expounding my long learning for the eager ears to catch so the dweller on the threshold might just lift the latch Helping when it's needed observing all the time Wisdom to keep my mouth shut except to speak some rhyme Or song to pass the time instead of dreary drudge O wish I would just let go and gobble down the fudge (with regrets for that last line)

I thought I had more time
(to the tune of [I can't remember ] )

On my Harley down the street That really can't be beat I was just feeling fine But I heard that magic call Got no regrets at all But I thought I had more time On the beach with my lover trying to discover if we were just feeling fine Well he doesn't know Nuit but he's good at ra hoor khuit but I thought I had more time Now I'm with the other sisters and brothers We are just feeling fine And we're all invisible we'll answer your call And now we have lots of time (Refrain) Now we have lots of time Now we have lots of time We’re invisible We’ll answer your call Cause now we have lots of time

initiation not very gentle
searching thru the rubble of my life searching for the beauty I know is there clawing thru the junk & the mire a desperate cling to the idea that there is beauty there somewhere I can feel it, I know its real but no one else seems to care about the beauty that is obviously there if one would only stare and care about beauty anyone could see that its there perhaps they dare not see that its really there for it would torch their very souls it could be heard in the sound of silence and seen on the canvas of the invisible you just want to go grab some robot-slave and drag them to the threshold and hold their heads in a vise grip and scream, look! listen! be transformed! your life will never be the same! aren't you glad? look! hear! shake & be horrified, you shout, at the lies you've lived this whole corporeal life (you just want to gorge all their senses with it); be the destroyer that shatters your deadly walls walls deadly to the spirit you don't know you have. and maybe just maybe they won't all explode into bits with fear and run away. but mostly, they would and I would cry, where are the brave ones? where are the philosophers? where are the seekers & the adventurers? Not on hallowed concrete, fer sure! Not in the robot halls, Right on! Not in the copse of shops & money pits, nay!

In those places, where is my human reflection? I believe in them, but the believe not in themselves. They know not Hadit, & therefore have no sense of living They know not Nuit, & therefore have no sense of belonging. They know not Ra Hoor Khuit, therefore have no sense of eternal existence. They cannot reflect my humanity, no, not at all.

Les Masques du Baron

Liber brouhaha
(1/25/98)

I am she! who can't keep an apartment clean! I am she! With damage to right -- arm rotator cuff assembly! I am she! The adept afraid of mice! I am she! Who, trying to conquer Malkuth, invokes Jupiter (HA!) Hear me, and make all zodiac signs subject unto me, and every animal -- type Hindu god or deity and every army of pop -- up heretical offshoot order whores, and every miscreant poorly -formed letter of the English language be obedient unto me!
redone by soror whoop-si-daisy

new years eve poetry
Stiff velvet Boy You were young And translucent Melted magic lingered Think only One god Two eyes And Always celebrate Celebrate as Dark salty belly ocean Stars dazzle Woman streaming Steel circle god Pierce and sacrifice Big loud voice Wild smoke desire feline feline feline Soft champagne Fat flower A single sparrow on a branch Sugar maple turning bright red Sure signs of autumn

twilit zone
Just a time of day or night with light receding faster than you thought with dark coming on faster than you think only the brightest lights shine in dark that's still too light in light still too dark leaving the day that is known and past leading in the dark unknown and future Just a time of life between comfort of the known and dread of the unknown between surety of purpose and uncertainty of what to do next Just a space in time or a time in space between desire and manifest between thought and result Just a place for courage and hanging by less than a spider's thread Just a bare moment to hang on with all the faith one can muster to the Star that you really are.

WLLM

ALchemy
Red male Lion, White female Eagle, her retort receives his blood, Elixir. Steeped n the solvent menstruum ov the White Eagle, their First Matter is mixed, mingled, united. The effluvia ov the Lion & the Eagle is Love under Will, Original, sinless Creation. Food 4 Gods. Transubstantiation by imagination, aspiration, inspiration, & that Holy Fire witch is called Ecstasy. The Magickal Opus ov the lowly Puffer’s Art, transforming & transmuting ALl, revealed? Sex in uno, per nomen septum in uno, ARARITA.

Martyr’s Reward

All Pakistani Hero
Pervaiz Mahsi Gather rounds my friends & let me tell U the tale ov a poor, illiterate, Christian janitor, Pervaiz Mahsi. A simple man from Pakistan, yet a hero all the same. The story yes is sad, what happened October 20th @ the International Islamic University n Islamabad. Synchronized suicide blasts rocked the campus that day, killing 6 n a cowardly way. 1 bomber barged into the women-only facility from the yard, pathetically disguised as a woman, wearing a colorful shawl. After fatally shooting the guard, 1 man blocked his way. Our hero, Pervaiz Mahsi. He could have ran, or even helped the attacker, there were only grrls & women w/n the cafeteria, no matter. But brave Pervaiz stood his ground @ the door, protecting the females nside. The bastard bomber’s last resort, his murderous mission ncomplete, was blowing Pervaiz & himself n2 bits, killing each nstantly @ the entrance ov the girls' cafeteria. 50 students saved. All that remains ov the incident r pockmarks n the pavement where the ball bearings blasted. That, & the memory ov a man, a poor, illiterate, janitor, leaving bhind a shocked, yet proud family. His reward, if there can b such a thing? 1 million rupees 4 his family, roughly $12,000 2 U & me, 4 his bravery & sacrifice. While not 72 virgins as the suiciders say, actually 72 white raisins btw, his memory will remain. W/those he left & the grrls he saved, the country he loved & U now. Pervaiz Mahsi, All Pakistani Hero. Know, a hero 4 all.

Final Solutions
So, it has come 2 this. The mindless mob controlled nvisibly over a distance, like some remote, needy drone, by idiots n idiot boxes plus payd, prejudiced, pretend pontiffs. Bad magic ndeed, not 2 mention several Ps, duping the defeated crybabies n2 a lather, w/only half truths & puerile blather. Human error repeating itself again, & again, ignorance ad nauseam I know. So, what is a man, wombman, child, beast & planet 2 do now, w/o fear? As Jean Luc himself once proclaimed, the line must b drawn here! If u blieve n government run Death Panels, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid. If u blieve President Obama is Hitler, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid. If u blieve President Obama is an illegal alien, & who isn’t really, We & even Our Brother Indians r, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid. If u blieve any ov the other bullshyte these crazed, crony hacks preach, that lame old devil legerdemain, practiced political prestidigitation, or sleight ov hand 2 the uninitiated congregation, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid. 4gotten, as always, as if pushed under a bad rug, r the little things, kinder-kinde, though not 2 them. Our small clarion call still sounds, 2 all children ov kind Man. If u blieve n drug criminalization, smoke some weed & get over it. Wood your god make some thing if it was not good? Don’t bogart the burning bowl though. To turn one hemp-seed from its proper use is to disturb the balance of Nature. If u blieve Man does not affect his nvironment, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid.

Or wait & do nothing. The cool aid is faster. If u blieve n constant war & silent violence, far away & @ home, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid. What r we ever fighting 4? Don't ask me, I don't give a damn, some1 else’s next stop is Afghanistan. If u blieve young girls should b child brides, or worse, out there or here, or boys similarly cloistered & abused, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid. Please, take 2. Better still, let your victim or victims kill U. These r all but branches, offshoots, nay, loose dead leaves, ov the tree called ignorance. The plumb line must b, is, drawn. By knowledge, razor wit & continual attack ov will, cut Truth’s foliage foe 4ever free from its blasted base. The writhing, rotten roots will wither away. Not by the light ov some vaulted promised day, but from the flames brought about by the joy ov doing. If u blieve some tribal god hates fags, caused Katrina plus past, present & future disasters & tragedies, some good god n deed 1 must question, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid. If u blieve n any tribal god, Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, Moroni, Jesus, Zenu or any other boogieman by another name, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid. If u blieve I am serious, @ least on some ov what I have sayd, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid. The world & I will go on, & on. Aber, this I say proudly & w/o any regret: If u blieve Beyonce had 1 ov the best videos ov all time w/Single Ladies, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE KANYA, take the cool aid. Drink the cool aid. Do not blame poor ol’ man Hennessey, jackass!

As it is not a federal felony to speak about hunting Gubernatorial Candidates, yet I think, I present

Good Wex Wammell Hunting!
Uncle Elmer says b very, very quiet, We’re Hunting Wex Wammell! Far up Idaho way, a gem ov a state … some say, where the women r men & their men r … happy? Darn right they’re happy! Happy around men? Whenever they can, n packs or by 2s 4 puberty rituals, they go off as card carrying NRA maenads n2 the mountains, compensating with Fire powered penises. It only costs 11.50 a tag now 2 kill a wolf n the once great Pacific Northwest, far from the 1s n old grandmother’s tales. But if you don’t want 2 kill an animal already on the down, from under population, disease, or general lack ov habitat & resources, then man is the next best bet! Strike higher, not lower. Some Idahooligan actually shouted Obama tags! Wascally Wex Wammell wavered, We'd buy some of those. He actually sayd it, & w/o a sheet & hood! The hunt is on, though never 4 the good. Esto Perpetua (Let it be forever)! But y go 2 DC I say, where Idadopes have no jurisdiction. How about Wammell tags? Yah I sayd hunt Wex Wammell! Easy 2 track while running his Gubernatorial race I must add. I would give U his address, but that might make him mad. What is good 4 the goose is good 4 the poor proverbial gander. The job U dsire Sir requires U 2 lead, not 2 pander. Shame, shame Wex Wammell, shame U 2 your false hell. Soon the children from your sad state will chant assassinate Obama. Witch they did n November after the election, n Wex Wammell’s hometown. Is Hysteria now Ringmaster & Truth the Clown? I’m w/Uncle Elmer on this 1, & already own a gun. Plus, there is no tag yet 2 buy it. So, b very, very quiet, We’re Hunting Wex Wammell!

I Am Better Than U
I Am Better Than U Says the lowest ov the low. Degrees, titles & possessions All 2 fill your hole. Pathetic, pretentious pedagogues. Hiding your poverty ov heart Your empty nothing w/n, Know sight ov a soul. I Am Better Than U If more agree w/me & the louder We say it the better! Put it n a book & make it sacred word, nforce it by fire & sword, better bet by bullet & bomb. Better 4 every1 though If U beat Us 2 the tomb. 4 n your own words, who lives by the sword will die by the sword. Hopefully your own. I Am Better Than U Bcause I am prettier & better looking Yet hidden nsecurities & anxieties Luckily lurk w/n Like purging, anorexia, diet pills & steroids Or painting tainted toxins tested on animals Caked on & cracked lines like a cosmetic death mask. Worse still drunken &/or drugged date rape. Fleeting beauty asks Mirror, mirror, on the wall, Whose the neediest ov them all?! I Am Better Than U Bcause my mommy & daddy give me $ Listen 2 me, listen 2 me C me, c me Wa wa wa What better an argument 4 spanking & the draft! I Am Better Than U Is what some say & wish n2 the mirror 2 themselves so they can b better not better than U or any 1 or thing just better

4 theirselves, & the many.

RaViews
If U wood like 2 RaView anything, like Our RaViews, feel free 2 contact Our local Oasis n care ov the Edditor. I do not eddit content, so say what U will (w/n a modicum ov reason ov corpse). ALl RaViews this issue r mein, WLLM Initiation in the Aeon of the Child The Inward Journey J. Daniel Gunther This is 1 ov those Works where pre-publication rumors had a lot ov volk awaiting its manifestation. When I received my copy 5.17.09 I devoured it asap. I was going 2 rite a longer RaView 4 Talons, yet that took the form ov a notebook all its own. Suffice 2 say it was a great read. Mayb not so much 4 the bginner, but any1 worth their salt will njoy it. If nothing else, the diagrams r pretty! So, y so much hype over just another occult book? Well, when the author is an A∴A∴ member as Brother Gunther (not 2 mention x student ov Motta), volk tend 2 want 2 pick his brain (&/or c his library). His knowledge & xperience will b obvious as U read Initiation in the Aeon of the Child. Another thing witch set the book apart was that it was not just a reproduction ov rehashed rituals 4 filler. Actual thoughts & questions, things 2 make U think!? The nerve. N short, a must 4 every library. If U wood like 2 contact the A∴A∴, send your ntroductory correspondence 2 the address blow (what, no e-mail?!):

Chancellor BM ANKH London WC1N 3XX ENGLAND The Heretic’s Guide To Thelema Gerald Del Campo Now I started this out mentally while reading the back cover, & it was not positive. Going over the contents I remembered each Work. New Aeon Magick (1994) I bought & read a long time ago, & gave it away only 2 buy it again 4 another who then did not want it. The “controversial” New Aeon English Qabalah (2001) I know ov & have seen/read/Worked w/also, but I am too old 4 mathematical masturbations. Every # is infinite ja know. As 4 The Ethics of Thelema, that was nu @ least. I thought I had read it, but that was another book ov the same title by Erwin Hessle. The 1st 2 r not necessarily “fresh” per se, but I dsided not 2 judge the book by its cover. Bsides, I like the cover & get the title (witch should b A vs The me thinks, i.e. he’s not the only 1). After actually reading The Heretic’s Guide To Thelema I liked the sum ov its parts. N short, this is what New Aeon Magick should have been. Good 4 bginners & refreshing 4 those a little more vetted.

The Weiser Concise Guide Series http://www.studio31.com/WCG.htm Edited & Introduced by James Wasserman Concise Guide to Alchemy Brian Cotnoir 2006 Concise Guide to Yoga for Magick Nancy Wasserman 2007 Concise Guide to Herbal Magick Judith Hawkins-Tillirson 2007 Edited & Introduced by Nancy & James Wasserman Concise Guide to Practical Astrology Priscilla Costello 2008 Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley Richard Kaczynski 2009 When I 1st picked up Concise Guide to Alchemy @ a local occult bookshop (if Aquarius can b called that), I did so as I had everything else witch was good. My lowest xpectations from their selection was raised though as I leafed through its pages. The book seemed actually concise, witch 4 others is synonymous w/short & unfulfilling (like Llewellyn’s The Truth About series). While I am not a puffer (ALthough I play 1 n my garage), I liked it & looked 4ward 2 the rest ov the series. I did not have 2 wait long as 2 more came out the next year, 2007. Again @ Aquarius I found the next 2 books n the series, Concise Guide to Yoga for Magick & Concise Guide to Herbal Magick. As w/the 1st I was mpressed & liked them. I am xperienced n both, yet they seemed good 4 bginners & those who need a refreshing review. It was then that I wanted 2 RaView both & started 2 (Herbal Magick as a 777 ov Wortcunning), but it hit me 2 RaView the complete series when they all came out. W/that n mind I waited. B4 that though, the cover image ov Herbal Magick I especially liked as I know where the real thing grows. That nspired me 2 take some pictures & use 1 n the RaView I was riting. I nclude it here @ the end ov RaViews 4 your viewing pleasure. U should c the datura & lotuses! The following year I looked a few times 4 Concise Guide to Practical Astrology & no1 had it locally, so I waited. When 2009 rolled around I dsided not 2 chance missing the new title, go 2 the source & ordered the Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley 4.26. My 1st mpression was a more readable Portable Darkness 4 the masses. It was a good read & I think most will like it. I did & wood suggest it 2 newbies as well as crusty old seadogs. After finishing that, I finally found the Concise Guide to Practical Astrology. While not really a subject I am giddy over, I liked it as well. That is mpressive n itself, keeping some1s nterest when they have none. The general theme ov good 4 bginners applied here as well. After reading the complete Weiser Concise Guide Series so far, I can actually say I liked them all. Know nothing groundbreaking, but the series is called concise, not comprehensive. They make great reference material on their respective subjects, & even better ntroductions 4 those w/o a clue. I have not gone n2 much detail n this RaView as I want U 2 read them & find out 4 yourselves. Whatever the case, they deserve a place n your library & make great gifts as well.

To Perfect This Feast A Commentary on Liber XV The Gnostic Mass http://www.studio31.com/ToPerfectThisFeast.htm James & Nancy Wasserman Great minds think ALike they say. Last year I was Working on a few Mass papers & booklets, when after completing them I noticed the Studio31 site. @ that time (1.8.09) their book was not out yet, so I sent an e-mail nquiring when it wood b. Long story short, We happily ordered several 4 local Oasis members witch promptly came n 1.29. Not sure how many got signed copies, yet I was glad 2 get 1 (an early 2.3 bday surprise 4 moi btw). While I had already written similar papers & booklets, Brother James & Soror Nancy beat me 2 publication. No hard feelings though as I think their Work was wonderful. Not just 4 the bookshelf either, meaning it can actually b used. The 1st thing I noticed & liked was the book itself, a gorgeous Altar picture w/golden cover. Even though U cannot judge a book by that criteria, U don’t want it looking like crap either. The contents I was very familiar w/as I have written similar 1s (6 actually). Here is what U can xpect: Disclaimer The Gnostic Mass & this Commentary A Word on Interpretation & Innovation Keys to Improving as a Mass Officer Logistics of the Mass The Temple Prior to Admitting the Congregation Suggested Deacon Pre-Mass Talk Liber XV Mass Missal Liber XV Performance Commentary From Mama Nuit’s Cosmic Cookie Kitchen Liber Oz

As U can c, their book is intended 2 help Mass Officers &/or those who strive 2b (or just a better 1). The closest book I know 2 it is Red Flame #2, & I am surprised no1 did it b4 (witch is y I was Working on it). Sure there have been/r online papers like it, but not published as a book. I might disagree n some places, like volk n “a horseshoe around the Temple” holding hands, but only ALLA is perfect. Another reason I like it is bcause it gets every1 on the same page. Need a guide 4 a Mass Class? Buy the book as the scienwhoseatoologists say. Anyroad, BUY THE BOOK!

R U A Traveling Man?
or I Was Here or Out Ov Town O.T.O. Events Mass-A-Thon! Sekhet Bast Ra Oasis 3.13-15 Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Welcome 2 another installment ov R U A Traveling Man, or Out Ov Town O.T.O. Events. While several such events happened this year, like the Musicka Mystica Maxima festival n NYC & Mass-A-Thon @ William Blake Lodge (not 2 mention NOTOCON), 4 others & myself headed down south once more 2 Sekhet Bast Ra Oasis n the Valley ov OKC. This time We went 2 participate in a Mass-A-Thon & Roundtable Mass discussion presented by Bishops Hunahpu & Ixel Balamke. 6 Masses n 1 day, by 6 different Mass teams! Trust me, it was even more amazing than it sounds. B4 I get started, I wood b amiss if I did not thank Brother Wes & Soror Susan 4 driving the 3 ov Us there & back again. The 5.5-hour trip down is always the longest, yet having others 2 talk w/certainly helps. Add 2 that We left late Freya’s Day nite (early Saturnday morning actually), meaning no1 was sleeping. Little did We know slumber wood not come 2 Us till late Saturnday nite, or early Sol’s Day morning 4 this insomniac! Many thanks as well goes 2 the volk @ Sekhet Bast Ra Oasis 4 hosting another amazing event. Always something 2 strive 4 (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Add 2 that thanks 2 both Bishops Hunahpu & Ixel Balamke 4 their fraternity & informative Mass discussion. N short, what a weekend! Okey-dokey, the plan was this: even though there was a welcome reception/meet & greet 3.13 nite (witch Soror Isha & Brother Mesniu drove down 2 b4 Us), We left KC about 3:34 am 3.14. Given the late departure time, I went 2 a certain burlesque show & met a few new female friends b4 having 2 meet up w/Brother Wes & Soror Susan. W/such a positive portent, We met, packed what We needed & took off south. Thanks 2 APA 4 driving both ways btw. The drive seemed even longer @ nite, yet the company made up 4 that. We dutifully made it, as usual, 2 their Temple Saturnday morning b4 they opened @ ~9:30 am. The 1st Mass was slated 4 10:30 am w/the 2nd @ noon. Afterwards wood b a break 4 lunch, time 4 Us 2 get Our rooms & prepare a bit. Soror Susan & myself did not have 2 do the 3rd Mass ov the day till 3 pm, so this gave Us (myself @ least) a little grounding time. Brother Mark & Soror Isha had the 4th Mass, w/Brother Wes, Soror Susan & myself the 5th @ 7. The 6th & last Mass ov the day was @ 8:30 pm, w/Brother Mark & Soror Isha as the Children. After such a long & glorious day 4 ALl, We had time 2 socialize a bit, get something 2 eat & finally crash b4 the next day’s Roundtable discussion. Soror Molly was 1st 2 arrive & open their space. It is always a joy seeing her & hearing her laugh, reminding me ov my blood Oklahoma family. 93s & hugs were distributed w/others arriving. As more & more showed, the Oasis filled w/volk & fraternal camaraderie. This is 1 ov the reasons I love Out Ov Town O.T.O. Events, meeting old & new acquaintances ALike. The Temple was mostly set up & the Officers prepared the final touches while the People socialized a bit more. 2 save time the 1st 5 Masses wood b celebratory, i.e. only the Prst Communicating, w/every1 partaking n the last Mass. The 1st Mass team ov the day was Brother Dann as Prst, Soror Tina Prsts, Brother Brian Dcn, w/Brothers Chris & David as the Chldrn. Xcitement gathered as We the People did the same, awaiting the Dcn 2 lead Us n2 the Temple.

What else can I say other than amazing. Adding 2 the ambiance was their Temple space (& meus road wear). Seeing how others interpret & perform Our Mass helps Ourselves, obviously. I was surprised by its loudness, but that did not distract me away from their amazing Mass. Afterwards We had a brief break b4 the next team could do their noon Mass. This time it wood b Brother Stephan as Prst, Soror Aedria Prsts, Soror Tina Dcn, w/Brothers David & Bryan as the Chldrn. Simply beautiful, 2 4 2. Having a female Dcn was refreshing & Worked well. I have noticed more males n this Office, yet as U know it does not have 2b so. Anyroad, I & other volk liked it. It too was a little louder than We usually do, but it was beautiful none the less. W/the 1st 2 Masses accomplished, We broke 4 a late lunch & so We might get Our rooms b4 doing Our 1st Mass. Brother Wes, Soror Susan & myself drove 2 Our lodgings & checked n. They had already reserved theirs & luckily they had rooms @ their inn 4 me. We separated, unpacked & prepared 4 Our turn up (think We ate something also). 4 me it was a mixture ov joy from the 2 previous Masses plus event n general, punch drunk exhilaration from lack ov sleep & the usual calm witch settles over me when I am on. I was prepared & had confidence n Our team. We got Ourselves ready, joined up @ their room, loaded things up again & headed off 2 do Our part. We arrived @ the Temple a little b4 2:30 pm I think so We could unpack & prepare. Our lineup wood b Soror Susan as Prsts, Brother Stephan as Dcn, Brothers Bryan & Chris as the Chldrn & myself Prst. Know We had not Worked w/the Dcn or Chldrn b4, yet We were confident We could Work 2gether well as each knew their part. Previously We had met & chatted, but then We went over things while We prepared & suited up. Again nothing different n content, just execution/style (bet they’d never seen a 1 armed Prst b4!). Anyroad, volk showed back up & settled n 4 Our Mass. Officers went 2 Our Stations & Brother Stephan marshaled the People n. I will not completely go over the details ov this experience here due 2 space restraints put n place by me the Edditor (nside joke btw, not misspelling). Suffice 2 say she went off w/o a hitch. Mayb not as loud as the previous 2 Masses, but I remember each did their part perfectly I must say. Never 1 2 toot my own horn (n public @ least), I was & am very proud ov each Officer. That part ov it was over w/as We unsuited & cleared things 4 the next team n this block @ 4:30 pm. Getting feedback after a job well done is ALways nice, & is a great reason 2 go 2 such events. I am 1 ov those “tell me what I did wrong” kind ov people though, plus my own worst critic. Anyroad… The next Mass team was Brother Mark as Prst & Soror Isha Prsts from Our Oasis, Brother David Dcn, w/Soror Tina & Brother Dann as the Chldrn. After fulfilling my Prst duties 4 the day it was nice seeing local members again perform Mass w/Our OK Brethren & others. They did great as expected & the 2nd block ov Masses came 2 a close. There was time 2 break things down a bit so the next team wood not have 2 as after the previous Masses & volk did their things b4 having 2 return 4 the 7 pm Mass. I really looked 4ward 2 being Dcn, as next 2 Prst it is my favorite Office (sorry Chldrn). We got back 2 the Temple a little b4 6:30 pm & began preparing 4 the 3rd & final block ov Masses. As w/the last break, volk started filing n & ready 4 the 5th Mass. Brother Wes wood b Prst, Soror Susan Prsts, Brother Stephan & Soror Aedria the Chldrn & myself the Dcn. Every1 settled n & Mass got underway. I ushered the People n2 the Temple & We bgan. N short, the Mass & all the Officers were wonderful (nmhoal). By this time I knew the 3 ov Us & others were extremely tired, yet the energy witch had been building all day kept volk going & was about 2 climax n the next & final Mass ov the nite. Hats off again 2 the other Officers & People 4 a wonderful Mass. We changed & cleaned up so the final team could get ready 4 their Mass. After a bit ov socializing, the final Mass ov the nite began around 8:30 pm (cell phones off n Temple all day btw). The Officers were Brother Dann as Prst, Soror Tina Prsts, Brother Chris Dcn, w/Brother Mark & Soror Isha as the Chldrn. As noted, energy had been building all day, & now all the People wood get 2 Communicate. The 5 Prst Officers had ov course (Brother Dann now twice, 1st & last), but not the People yet. On an aside, I feel the Mass is ncomplete w/o the Prst & Ppl Communicating, however I do understand how circumstances dictate. Anyroad, the last Mass &

Officers were magnificent. Not sure even now what it was, but @ The Collects the Dcn Brother Chris started crying. Ov course he carried on, yet the outpouring ov emotion was palatable. This was his 3rd Mass n an Officer position, yet I am not sure that contributed 2 his show ov passion. I am not saying n any way it was a problem, quite the contrary. The shared experience is a key part ov Mass & a very good reason 2 participate n such events as Mass-A-Thon. Words r skew wise n these cases. & w/that, the last Mass came 2 a close w/joy & beauty. While every1 was tired yet elated @ the same time it seemed, the Temple was broken down a little 4 the next day’s discussion while volk helped & socialized b4 heading Our separate ways 4 the nite. W/the day done (~9:45 pm, on a Saturnday nite!?) We headed 2 Our lodgings, stopping 4 some food on the way. By that time I was starting 2 crash, yet We chatted 4 a bit, sayd my 93s & headed 2 my room. Once n I just threw my things on the floor & myself on the bed, reeling punch drunk, ecstatic & beat. Good times. I took it all n 4 a bit, then popped up rejuvenated & began 2 rite b4 the spirit left me. After doing Midnite Resh I pecked @ my food some b4 trying 2 sleep. That did not come soon so I turned on the idiot box 2 do the job. That did not do it, so I chanted the Gayathri Mantra. That Worked & I drifted off n2 sweet slumber around 2:45 am. We wood need 2 check out b4 heading over 2 the Temple, so We could sleep n a bit. Anything after 40 hours plus w/no sleep helped. Sol’s Day morning came early, but after doing Morning Resh & my meditations I slipped back n2 bed until 10:30ish. The Roundtable Mass discussion presented by Bishops Hunahpu & Ixel Balamke did not start till noon, so We could take Our time getting ready & there. We made it (1st notes @ 11:45 am), sayd Our 93s & socialized some b4 the discussion began @ noon (12:13 actually). While I am not really sure what I can report on, I think it is safe 2 say the subjects covered were administrative, symbolic & technical aspects relating 2 Our Beloved Mass & Holy Order. Suffice 2 say it was very nformative. As ALways, thank U both very much 4 your nsights, xperience & fraternity. Come 2 KC any time. Their Roundtable Mass discussion wrapped up about 1:50 pm or so & brought the weekend’s events 2 a close. As last time We were down (where I bought the etched Stele front shown n the last Talons), Sekhet Bast Ra offers nteresting items 2 purchase. I had been eyeing a full set ov large blank Enochian Tablets 4 only $60 & dsided 2 buy them. Money was xchanged & I loaded them up b4 We headed out @ ~ 2:25 pm. As after such events, it was hard leaving yet We had 2 get home. 93s, hugs, thank U’s & contact nfo were xchanged b4 heading back north 2 KCMO. After another fun 5.5-hour trip We arrived @ the Oasis around 9 pm something I think. I still had another 45 minute drive ahead ov me so I shuffled my things from their car n2 mein. I hugged & thanked Soror Susan & Brother Wes 4 driving, putting up w/me, doing such great Masses & their fraternity n general. Thank U both again. Well volks, I think that is about it 4 this 2nd nstallment ov R U A Traveling Man?. I would like 2 thank again Bishops Hunahpu & Ixel Balamke, every1 @ Sekhet Bast Ra Oasis n general, all the Mass teams & every1 else nvolved n such an amazing weekend. If I named all those who made it so I wood go past my self-mposed submission limit. Suffice 2 say it was well worth the 11-hour trip & sleep deprivation. I look 4ward 2 further xcursions next year, but I am not sure ov what or where. We r trying 2 put on events here & will keep volk posted. The thought ov an AIT (Advanced Initiator Training) is bginning 2 manifest, so suggestions wood help. Lastly again, Great Work 2 every1 nvolved. W/that sayd, until next time. Love is the law, love under will. WLLM

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