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To: ALL Date: 11-22-93 From: NEWS Time: 16:15 Subject: ELEMENTAL CURRENTS Conf: Magick (191) ————————————————————————— Newsgroups: alt.magick From: lr@rowan.coventry.ac.uk (LUKE ROBERTS) Subject: Elemental Currents Organization: Coventry University Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1993 12:04:19 GMT The Convoluted Revolution of the Elements ———————————————————— The August Order of Light is one of the oldest Rosicrucian societies in existence. Founded in October 1888 as the ‘Horus’ temple of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in Bradford, northern England. Close links were forged with the Societas Rosicruciana during the GD schism of 1902, and the ‘August Order of Light’ was formed, working in the Bradford temple. A little over twenty years ago the Order relocated to its present home in York. For over a century the Order has been dedicated to occult study and research, attributing its longevity to the fact that it has always been a secret society, in all senses of the word. The following text is a brief and simple set of study notes I wrote for the Inner Order. Its aim is to clarify the Golden Dawn document “The Law of the Convoluted Revolution of the Forces Symbolised by the Four Aces Round the North Pole” written by Mathers. For a full understanding of the processes involved you will need both, so I suggest you look for it in Franny’s Golden Dawn. Copyright of this text strictly belongs to the August Order of Light, however you have my permission to distribute _complete_ copies of this file as you wilt as long as no form of payment is received (unless by me). This introduction MUST be included. Look out for more of my August Order of the Light material being distributed soon. I sincerely promise to doctor all the good bits out. NOTE - Initiation into the Order is by invitation only, requests for admission will not be replied to. Reasonable questions about the Order or its work will probably be answered, as will simple questions pertaining to the Western Esoteric teachings in general. I am afraid I cannot guarantee a reply, not unless you snailmail me enclosing a cheque, preferably in Sterling. Feel free to email me at the address lr@coventry.ac.uk and tell me about my typos, cheers me dears! Occultus Non Extinctus +—————————————————————————————————————+ The Convoluted Revolution of the Elements ———————————————————— by Frater Occultus Non Extinctus (7=4) Copyright The August Order of Light, 1987 The law of the convoluted revolution of the elements concerns the passage of the elemental currents through the kissaoth, or elemental thrones. It is complementary to the eastern system of tattwic tides (which its renders obsolete), and has application in many areas, including the formation of artificial intelligences, the charging of talismans, and the concrete manifestation of higher plane forms. (The student is referred to the various Outer Order documents for details of these operations). The currents of the four elements are represented as circling around the zodiacal belt. These twelve stations are numbered starting at Cancer. In the following diagram the number of a station is its o’clock position (e.g. Gemini = 12, Virgo = 3, Sagittarius = 6, Pisces = 9). Gemini Taurus Cancer Aries Leo Pisces Virgo Aquarius Libra Capricorn Scorpio Sagittarius (Throughout this document I will draw the stations in this order as a mnemonic to their nummbering, however do remember that this is the reverse of how it is normally drawn. In effect we are looking at the zodiacal belt from below. From above, the four currents and the Sun will appear to move round anti-clockwise. This should give you an intuitive idea as to how the double cone of manifestation is formed.) The elemental currents take a whole year to revolve completely round the wheel, this revolution can be seen to occur in steps of 547.5 hours (nearly 23 days). At every step the currents move around the wheel one position to the station with the next highest number, e.g. Taurus->Gemini->Cancer->Leo->…. BUT when a particular elemental current reaches the station of its throne, it is arrested there until the other elements have passed it, whereupon the momentum is sufficient for it to be carried onwards again. Throne Element Zodiac Station ——————————————Fire Leo 2 Water Scorpio 5 Air Aquarius 8 Earth Taurus 11 On the first day of Spring, when the Sun enters Aries, the position of the elemental currents will be as follows (where F=fire, W=water, etc) Gemini Taurus (A) Cancer (E) (W) Aries (Sun) (F) Leo Pisces Virgo Aquarius Libra Capricorn Scorpio Sagittarius Every 23 days these currents will move one position (note it takes the Sun a little while to catch up with the elemental forces, remember that it _is_ quite a large body after all). In calculating the next position we must bear in mind that both the earth and the fire currents are on their kissaoth (thrones). The rule is that a current will be arrested at its throne until the other currents have passed. The earth current is already at the back of the queue of the four currents, so it can move on at the next step. Fire however is at the front, and cannot move from its position, yet. After 547.5 hours the position of the currents will be as follows: Gemini Taurus (E) Cancer (A) Aries (Sun) (F) Leo (W) Pisces Virgo Aquarius Libra Capricorn Scorpio Sagittarius And the next step: Gemini Taurus Cancer (Sun) (E) Aries (F) Leo (A) Pisces (W) Virgo Aquarius Libra Capricorn Scorpio Sagittarius And the next few: Gemini Taurus (Sun) Cancer Aries (F) Leo (E) Pisces (A) Virgo Aquarius (W) Libra Capricorn Scorpio Sagittarius Gemini Taurus Cancer (Sun) Aries (F) Leo Pisces (E) Virgo Aquarius (A) Libra (W) Capricorn Scorpio Sagittarius So far the Fire current has remained at its throne (Leo) for five steps, but now all the other currents have been through and passed it. On the very next move the fire current can move into the influence of Virgo. If you look carefully you will see that the water current has now reached its throne, so it too will remain for five steps in Scorpio, as each element passes. It is this effect of the elemental currents being arrested by their thrones that causes the four seasons. Spring is ruled by fire, and so it starts when the fire current first arrives in its throne (Leo). Similarly the remaining elements rule the other seasons, each season starting when the elemental current reaches its throne: Season Ruling Element First day of season occurs when —————————————————————————————— Spring Fire fire current enters Leo (2) Summer Water water current enters Scorpio (5) Autumn Air air current enters Aquarius (8) Winter Earth earth current enters Taurus (11) The chart for the position of the elemental currents throughout the year looks like this, each step being approximately 547.5 hours in length: The Stations of the Elemental Currents ——————————————————— 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Fire 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 Water 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Air 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 11 Earth 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 11 11 Sun 10 10 11 12 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 8 9 ^ ^ ^ ^ Spring Summer Autumn Winter Note: whereas it takes the currents just 547.5 hours to change station, it takes the Sun 730 hours. This means that at the start of each season both the currents and the Sun will be entering new stations. Armed with data for the position of the Sun throughout the year it is very simple to calculate the exact time and date when these sixteen configurations will start. Such information is to be found in any ephemeris, not that blindingly accurate data is necessary. Naturally the currents do not jump around from station to station, it is a gradual process. When a current isn’t being acting on by its throne it can move about one degree in a day. When one of the currents is getting closer to its throne, it begins to speed up due to the attraction, this in turn ‘pulls’ the other currents along behind it. As a current enters the influence of its throne it starts to slow down. Between the third and the fourth step of its arrest it reaches its slowest rate, this occurs halfway through the station. From then on, the effect of the currents passing by will tend to attract that current, making it build up speed and gather momentum. If we number these sixteen steps, from spring to the end of winter, we have the following chart of geomantic influences: Step Geomantic Sign Step Geomantic Sign 1 Puer 9 Albus 2 Fortuna Minor 10 Tristitia 3 Aquisitio 11 Puella 4 Fortuna Major 12 Cauda Draconis 5 Populus 13 Amissio 6 Laetitia 14 Carcer 7 Rubeus 15 Caput Draconis 8 Via 16 Conjunctio [ Two pages deleted and replaced with the following, due to obligations that I am under to the A.O.L., sorry ] Now you have read both the original Golden Dawn document and these notes it is up to you what you do with this information. If you do chart the sixteen steps throughout the year then what you will have, in effect, will be a map of the elemental tides. I have known this information to be used in many different ways, though if we have a loose enough definition of the word we can call them all examples of ‘talismanic’ magic. There is a lot more to this subject than these brief notes can contain, and, as usual, I have left a few key points unmentioned. Diligent and ernest study will, as ever, provide the key to unlock the secrets of this teaching. — **Frater Occultus Non Extinctus** The seal is broken, the oath has been crossed And the house of the dead seeks a master Stretching every muscle I wait for the end And a kiss on the wind whispers Murder, Murder };^)*

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