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I help AS!!!

To: alt.magick
From: ({ Secret Chief })
Subject: Re: I help AS!!!
Date: 31 Jan 2003 01:01:40 -0800

My friend Al Billings wrote:
> Rather than simply deconstructing the simple banishing and energizing
> rites, you might find it a bit more fruitful (if you are attempting to
> show how "imitative" the Aurum Solis is) to look at the actual meet of
> the rites.
> What about the Magician formula or that of the Watcher? What about
> the Gnostic? What about the consecration rites for the tools? What
> about the recently published consecration rites for a Temenos or
> Telestarion or the rites for each of the Three Halls?

> You are picking the simplest of the A.S. rites with the most obvious
> links to G.D. stuff (never denied on at least one level by myself) and
> then drawing your conclusions from it. You'd be better off looking at
> the rest of our rites, which are quite different than any of the
> Golden Dawn's work.

So basically what you're saying is that I'm right to a given extent,
and that some Aurum Solis rituals are unacknowledgedly derivative of
the Golden Dawn.

The implication of this is that these parts of the corpus must
post-date at least the publication of GD materials by Crowley in the
Equinox, if not Regardie's book.

And if these parts post-date the Equinox (more likely Regardie's book)
it is the antiquity of the other parts has to be suspect as well.

However, none of this matters, since I'm "just a bystander" and "some
alt.magick.wanker type who is going on and on with your buddy poke
about the mean ol' Aurum Solis and it's made up history."

I can live with that.

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