Friday, May 31, 7-9 PM
@ New Aeon (formerly Sacred Path)
1818 W 57th St
Indianapolis, IN 46228, USA
The Ancient Roots of Liber 777: Correspondences and Invocations
Crowley first published Liber 777 in 1909, collecting and expanding upon the knowledge lectures of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. However, the traditions that inform his “magician’s tables” extend back thousands of years. In Late Antiquity, Iamblichus (c. 245-325 e.v.) and Proclus (412-485 e.v.), perhaps the first two comprehensive theorists of ritual magick, proposed a system of correspondences and invocations that synthesized their inherited wealth of Egyptian, Chaldean, and Greek ritual practices that were immensely influential in the development of the Western Hermetic Tradition (Picatrix > Ficino > Trithemius > Paracelsus > Dee > Bruno > etc.). Join this historical and practical exploration of ritual materials (stones, plants, incense, etc.) and divine names as they relate to the four (or five) elements, the seven classical planets, the zodiac, the Egyptian decans, and human bodies (both material and astral). We will examine their usefulness in ritual construction, in divination, in dream interpretation, and in deciphering obscure magical texts.
This will be presented by Phainolis, a PhD candidate in the history of ancient religions.