Crowley’s Notes Toward a Baptism Ritual

This is a transcription of the notes toward an E.G.C. baptism ritual from the unpublished diaries of Aleister Crowley (August 10, 1921 e.v.):

Ideas about our baptismal ceremony
All born free – quote Law.
CCXX about children.
Object of rite.
Address to mother, who abandons the Child & goes out.
Address to Godfathers and Godmothers, who swear to defend child’s freedom and initiate it.
They swear this.
The Creed.
“I will” to this.
I will do my own will, etc.
Grant, etc.
Consecrates Water and wine.
Name child.
Baptize with Water.
Baptize with wine.
Pater Noster. / exhortation and applause.

Original Publication Date: 1997