Posts Tagged ‘feasts’

Crowleymas

Greetings of Crowleymas! While it is not an official holiday on the Thelemic Calendar, today marks the 145th anniversary of the birth of Aleister Crowley, a commemoration often referred to as “Crowleymas.”  Edward Alexander Crowley was born on this day in 1875 e.v. at 30 Clarendon Square, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, in the West Midlands

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Greetings of the Southward Equinox

Greetings of the September (Southward) Equinox, which is the time that the sun crosses the projection of the earth’s equator (at 180° ecliptic longitude) into the southern hemisphere, and enters the sign of Libra, the Cardinal Sign of Air.   According to NOAA, it is the beginning of astronomical autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, although meteorological

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Feast for the First Night of the Prophet and his Bride

Today (this evening) is an official feast day in Thelema–an anniversary celebration of the date that Aleister Crowley and Rose Edith Kelly (Soror Ouarda), were married 117 years ago. Kelly later played a critical role in the Cairo Working, which led to the reception of The Book of the Law. “A feast for the first

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Solstice Greetings

Greetings of the June (Northern) Solstice! Today at 9:44 PM UTC, the Sun will be at 90° ecliptic longitude; and will enter the sign of Cancer, the cardinal sign of Water. In the contiguous continental U.S., this will occur between 2:44 pm PDT and 5:54 pm EDT. “There are rituals of the elements and feasts of the

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Third Day of the Writing of the Book of the Law

Salutations on the third day of the Feast for the Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law! “To Me do ye reverence! to me come ye through tribulation of ordeal, which is bliss.”

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Second Day of the Writing of the Book of the Law

Felicitations on this second day of the Feast for the Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law! “Remember all ye that existence is pure joy; that all the sorrows are but as shadows; they pass & are done; but there is that which remains.”

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First Day of the Writing of the Book of the Law

Greetings and blessings on this the 116th annual commemoration of the First Day of the Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law! At noon on April 8, 1904 in his flat in the Būlāq district of Cairo, Egypt, following the instructions of Ouarda the Seer, Aleister Crowley sat down at his writing

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Equinoctial Greetings

Greetings of the Equinox of the Gods! “A feast for the Supreme Ritual, and a feast for the Equinox of the Gods.” – AL II,40 From Crowley’s New Comment:  “The Equinox of the Gods is the term used to describe the Beginning of a New Aeon, or a New Magical Formula. It should be celebrated

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Solstice Greetings

Greetings of the December (Southern) Solstice! Tomorrow at 04:19 UTC, the Sun will be at 270° ecliptic longitude; and will enter the sign of Capricorn, the cardinal sign of Earth. In the Continental U.S., this will occur tonight at 8:19 PM PST, for those of us on the West Coast, and 11:19 PM EST for those on the

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Equinox Greetings

Greetings of the September (Southward) Equinox, when the sun crosses the projection of the earth’s equator (at 180° ecliptic longitude) into the southern hemisphere, and enters the sign of Libra, the Cardinal Sign of Air. According to NOAA, it is the beginning of astronomical autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, although meteorological autumn begins on September

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