Thank you for your explanation. I am just currious in a couple of things. For example, there are several A.'. A.'. lines. What if one of them canonise The Book of Babalon, for example? I know that following is unapropriate but I must make comparation with Christian Churches. The Book of Enoch is canonised in Ethiopic Church, for example, but not in others. Are there some special cnditions for cnnising txts in A.'. A.'. naking this different than canonisig in hristian Churches? And how this works - that some text become canonised in Astrum Argentum? Only texts Crowley cononised, or it is possible that some new got this status?
Returning back to Parsons, was Cameron inspired/infused by Babalon, or only by elemetal force you mentioned? It seems Gerald Yorke was under similar impression (quote is from the book):
"In medical language Cameron is a lunatic. Elementals and forces and ideas like Babalon when uncontrolled are dangerous. She is now uncontrolled because Jack is dead. Her lunatic four or five fold black and white moonchild operations or attempted operations are summarised by AC's comment; 'I get fairly frantic when I contemplate the idiocy ( these louts.' I would insist on a vow of Holy obedience and forbid such workings. In my opinion the poor girl is too far gone now to stop. You should dissolve and excommunicate her if she does not take and keep the oath. But when she refuses - as she will do - endeavour through Jane to get a copy of her letters and/or diary as a warning to others. She will be shut up and rightly so in a lunatic asylum as soon as she comes n out in the open."
Babalon or only elementals? Once I asked Gerald Suster, friend of late Gerald Yorke, about Parsons. For him Parsons really contacted Babalon, or better to say Babalon contacted him. Who was right?
Secnd, I met some traditonal witches here. I done some researches also. I am now under impression about occult current,very old, representing Babalon force. Not connecting Babalon with Ishtar or Innana, but with Cybele. And with ancient female priesterhood from Dalmatia, mostly. They were called Babas, and this name Baba) is still very often toponime as a part of names of Mountains both here and in Macedonia. They are, these Priestess, in some way conected with witches, maybe even our witches are their descendents. Snake and a special type of cow were their sacred animals. For example, when our witches perform Drawing Down the Moon ritual they identify moon on the sky with the cow and downloaded moon with the calf. My opinion is that Parsons really contacted one very ancient magical stream. Also, IMO, in the Middle Ages this stream was conected with Bogumiles - sometimes they are compared with witches and through their name Babuns there were conection with Babas. At least some of our linquists think so. Bertiaux wrote something about Bogumiles and Aiwass. Maybe he is so much poetic to be reliable, but...In Bosnia there is a Hill named Ajvatovica. This is the biggest place for Moslem gatherings for special feast. In fact this feast is the biggest Moslem gathering in Europe. This feast is not approved from official Moslem authorities because they consider this as heresy. Namely, this is feast based on some Bogumiles (Gnostic) legends conected with Aiwas Djed (Grandfather). Djed was the name for Bogumiles Priests. My impression for long time is that this possible current, present in the past here, was mostly explanation for too many Members of Ordo Templi Orientis in the past. Just to remind that in one moment Ordo Templi Orientis in ex-Yugoslavia was, after America, the biggest in the world. OTO in Serbia is now dying, but this is another story...
I am not a person who like to talk about experiences ... and there is no too much think to speak. But one thing strenghten my opinion about all above. 20 years ago I was a Member of Ordo Templi Oriuentis Antique and in vrief contact with, then retired from the position of Grand Master, Ken Ward. He was interesting and nice man. I got some of his rituals for Necronomicon Gnosis. Combining this with Magical Mirror, and experiments with hypnagogic states of mind introduced to me by one our psychologist after his reading of Mavromatis' book Hypnagogia, a started my workings. In fact nothing happened for a couple of times. Suddenly, I had impression, audio halucination I would say, about something like strange buzzling. I didn't saw anything. Just hearing. And feeling of presence of something around me. And impressions in my head, like thoughts, that "they are my friends". Strong impression that they need my body and this is conected with sexuality. And only thing, visual halucination, was in mirror. Something like zigzag, very fast and very chaotic moving, lines. And I was really confused and feeling like I will become schisophrenic. I don't know why I was under impression that this was conected with Biblical moment testing of forbidden fruit and expeling from the Paradise. And that the thing is in accepting or not tehse thoughts and this something I felt around me . And I, for unknown reason, I connect this with Parsnon's workings and Babalon. In one moment I gather enough mental strenght to say NO and to point my dagger on the surface of the mirror. I don't know why but I starting to cal Vavalon name and used verses, ones I was able to remember, from The Book of Babalon... like 56 and 67 verse. And lwhole tension from the Air around me ad all of these voices in my head, left the space through the blade of my dagger and then in mirror. I never experience such episode, psychotic if we use medical vocabulary, again. Only later a lot of nightmares with some masked people who perform strage rituals to serve these things I sent in mirror. I really have no rational arguments, but I used to think, or better to say to feel, about this as something connected with Parsons and Hubbard workings. And frm this moment I was for many years very oriented toward Babalon, maybe just I felt she can protect me from such experience.
I now don't know is in The Book of Babalon real occult power, or all of this was just my idea that this book is really "holy book"? This is why I asked this.
BTW, interestng thing is Parsons identifivation of Babalon with gnostic Sophia and Holy Ghost. I foud somewhere medieval symbol for Holy Spirit. Seve fold star, like Star of Babalon, but with the point up. In every angle was first letter of one of the seven gifts of Holy Spirit. Venus was conected with Holy Spirit (The Golden Dawn: a complete course in practical ceremonial magic, by regardie, Page 272) and with dove. Just currious, Parsons workings was very christian (or better t osay anti-christian). Babalon, in my opinion, is pre christian Goddess with the role in Apocalypse. How Thelema is depenfing on Revelato of Saint Joh and can we have Thelema without Apocalypse?
And I apologise for so long and partialy confuse message, just something I think for years... sorry folks .(