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Rituals of the Elements and Feasts of the Times

Postby bdc » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:47 pm

Has there even been an official and specific text - or even framework / outline - openly published detailing what such an equinox / solstice ceremony would involve? (Besides the Golden Dawn ceremonies)
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Re: Rituals of the Elements and Feasts of the Times

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:02 pm

bdc wrote:Has there even been an official and specific text - or even framework / outline - openly published detailing what such an equinox / solstice ceremony would involve? (Besides the Golden Dawn ceremonies)

Crowley left nothing official; or, the closest would be the A.'.A.'. Equinox Ceremony issued to 1=10 and higher.

Different organizations (and different individuals) celebrate these variously. For example, Temple of Thelema celebrates the equinoxes within the First Order, the Winter Solstice in a highly public ceremony, and (more or less) the Summer Solstice in the interior work. (For us, these are all formulated as rituals of all the elements, not one element per colure as some have suggested.)

I've never seen a record of Crowley celebrating the solstices (except occasionally acknowledging them in a sex magick working - another day, another orgasm). I've seen many records of his celebrating the A.'.A.'. equinox.
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Re: Rituals of the Elements and Feasts of the Times

Postby IAO131 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:21 pm

bdc wrote:Has there even been an official and specific text - or even framework / outline - openly published detailing what such an equinox / solstice ceremony would involve? (Besides the Golden Dawn ceremonies)


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Crowley said that rituals imply building up energy and feasts discharging energy but also implies periodic nourishment. In general, the ritual probably should invoke the proper Element (Fire for Spring, Water for Summer, Air for Autumn, Earth for Winter), and the feast should be a celebration. I imagine most rituals will also involve feasts. Here are some (unofficial) examples of Rituals of the Elements and one Feast for the Times:
Hope that's helpful!

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