By Kenneth Grant
Outdoors the Circles of Time is the 5th quantity within the sequence of Grant’s Typhonian Trilogies. it is a paintings that covers an incredibly vast sector and exposes - to cite from the jacket of the 1980 variation - “a community extra advanced than was once ever imagined: a community now not not like H.P. Lovecraft’s darkish imaginative and prescient of sinister forces lurking on the rim of the universe”. outdoors the Circles of Time explores a posh of such principles, from Blavatsky’s mystery Doctrine, Crowley’s The booklet of the legislation, Lovecraft’s Necronomicon, and Frater Achad’s researches. It additionally explores the paintings of Soror Andahadna, a modern Priestess of Maat whose paintings has parallels with that of Frater Achad a few many years formerly while he introduced the inauguration of the Aeon of Maat in 1948. at the extra orthodox premise that every Aeon lasts 2,000 years, we're firstly of the Aeon of Horus, so the Aeon of Maat may well look some distance off but. although, the subsequent passage from outdoors the Circles of Time places the problem in a unique light:
"Myths and legends are of the previous, yet Maat shouldn't be considered by way of previous or destiny aeons. Maat is current now should you, realizing the ‘sacred alignments’ and the ‘Gateway of Inbetweenness’, event the be aware ever coming, ever emaning, from the Mouth, within the ever new and ever current varieties which are regularly being generated from the paranormal Atu or apartment of Maat, the Ma-atu . . ."
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The waking state. n The 'blue-lidded daughter of Sunset'. 64. 24 This perfection is the Perfect-ion. See Cutts of the Shadow, chapter 8. 25 See remarks on Coph Nia in Nightside of Eden and the Typhonian Trilogy. 22 62 Magical Mannikins Outside the Circles of Time 63 change through corruption or putrefaction. It comports cer tain magical techniques of necromancy involving the astral body and the kalas of the entranced priestess. , the milking of the third eye or subtle vagina of the priestess. The mystical symbol of this process is the vampire bat which hangs upside down in the sleep of satiation induced by its repast.
In his wakeful state he is therefore further removed from the source than when he is dreaming. It should here be understood that dreaming does not necessarily comport sleep; there are daydreams as well as nightdreams. The one factor that clearly distinguishes dreaming from thinking is the es sentially volitional quality of the latter. e. subconsciousness). Lovecraft's great con tribution to the occult lay in his demonstration-indirect as it may have been-of the power so to control the dreaming mind that it is capable of projection into other dimensions, and of discovering there are doors through which flow-in the form of inspiration, intuition, and vision-the genuine current of creative magical consciousness.
Their synchron icity is resumed beneath the symbol of the Bee which is the vehicle of Sekhet. 6 It is the symbol of sweetness (honey), a lunar glyph pertaining to the rapture associated with the process of creation. Lunar honey is generated by the perfect alignment of the Mouth and the Eye in inner vision. The symbolism is partially explained in the 'secret comment' writ ten by Crowley for Liber Agape, which contains a quotation of the biblical verse: 'What is sweeter'than honey? " The symbols, translated into the language of sexual alchemy, are the veils of a magical formula that has in recent years become a matter of general know ledge, owing to the publication of certain writings by Aleister Crowley originally reserved for initiates of his esoteric organ izations.