Ritual Magick – The Rites and Ceremonies of Hermetic Light takes theory into practice, revealing the unique system of magical Initiation of Ordo Astri, the Order of the Star.
The Kemetic and Thelemic stellar rites of the Order are collected together here in seven volumes, taking the aspirant from Probationer, whose task is to “Know Thyself”, to Adeptus Minor whose sole task is to obtain the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. The rituals are accompanied by lucid explanatory texts and are illustrated throughout.
Extract: The alchemists described the Great Work of Initiation as the transmutation of lead into gold. Lead is the metal of Saturn. It is symbolic of the darkness, heaviness and restriction of the material universe. The condition of the natural soul of the Neophyte is likewise one of darkness and heaviness – the inert, undifferentiated dross that must be brought to a new spiritual life by union with the Holy Guardian Angel.
Ritual Magick is a lavish and beautifully presented book (large 8.27” x 11.69” format) with six full-sized fine art drawings and hundreds of graphic illustrations and diagrams.