"I salute the Deathless gods, I make my way, secure in
the simple path I follow: AMMA, AMMA, PAR AEON ORION."
("Arise, Arise, the forthcoming of the Aeon of
"Bind it, Bind it by the Aeon of Orion." __ Doric Greek, 12th Century
A Prayer received in Twilight, 2.7.82.
The Moon is necessary for life on Earth, but what
kind of consciousness might percolate through to us from the vast coldness of eternal
night between the stars? For the spidery webs of starlight we see splashed across the
night are nothing more than luminous flecks of foam upon dark waves of a mysterious outer
ocean upon which we and the galaxies ride, for most of the universe is invisible to our
eyes, made of dark matter, shadow matter. Similarly, human personality and dayside
awareness are but luminous flecks upon the vast ocean of primordial consciousness which is
dark, shadowed, hidden, yet which contains all possibility within itself and has the power
to birth all possible worlds.
Star Magick reaches outward beyond the aura of the Moon and all
She feeds, seeking extraterrestrial points of contact for human consciousness and Will.
Lulled into forgetfulness of our birthright as beings seeded from the stars, compelled by
animal desire, sensation and emotion, joy and need, and ruled by tides of hormones, tides
of pheromones, body tides of the fecund Moon, we are sleepwalkers immersed in the waking
dream our planetary lifewave daily weaves. Yet whether we are consciously aware of them or
not, new and subtle currents, corroding stellar rays of alien systems continue to bombard
and penetrate the tellurian web, pulsing frequencies rare and strange, coloring our
perceptions with unearthly hues, luring unformed minds into as yet undreamed dimensions.
The thread of human history is shot through with tales of contact
with transmundane entities and worlds, angels, demons, goddesses and gods, discarnate
intelligences, E.T.'s, U.F.O's, and fairy folk of heavenly, i.e. extraterrestrial,
origin. Numerous accounts exist: The Bible, The Necronomicon, A True & Faithful
Relation by Dee & Kelly, The Sacred Magick of Abra-Melin the Mage, Liber AL.
Similarly, the Cthulhu Mythos, sprung from disturbing dreams, powerfully evokes the
presence of such vast alien Intelligences who at a time before humanity was birthed held
sway upon our earth, whose origins remain obscure, whose destinies we can little
comprehend, yet who eternally attempt to penetrate our Lifewave. Who even now are curving
toward our space-time, listening, watching.
Those whose consciousness is bound into the tellurian life web,
who are not attuned to stellar currents may experience as "evil" such energy or
influence from Outside our little world. Yet there is urgency, power, and evolutionary
possibility in now opening our auras to these primal currents of consciousness, subtle
tendrils of awareness, and strange geometries of mind that flow from the distant alien
stars. There is possibility and power in seeking contact with those transmundane
Intelligences that mutely dwell in the vastness of dark space between the stars. For
timetables of extraterrestrial contact have rapidly compressed as human population has
exploded. Human consciousness has multiplied, accelerating at a rate which will soon turn
on the planetary exo-system and activate the consciousness of sleeping, dreaming Gaia, as
we draw daily closer to the Comity of Stars.
Roots of Star Magick lie in West Africa. The Sirius Mystery
speaks of the Dogon tribe of Mali with its complex mythology of pre-eval contact with
extraterrestrial beings from the binary star-system, Sirius. Sirius, which figures
importantly in Aleister Crowley's own traffic with transmundane intelligences:
Amalantarah, Aiwass, Abul-Diz, LAM; Sirius, the Dog-Star, Star of the Dark God Set, which
also figures importantly in the magickal writings of Kenneth Grant.
In Hecate's Fountain, Kenneth Grant speaks of the planet Emme Ya
in the Sirius star-system as the origin of the LoaVoudoo goddesses and gods, the Orisha
in Yoruba traditionwho are "presently concerned with infiltrating the aura of
earth". The Dogon know Emme YaStar of Womenas the planet of the primal goddess,
the Orisha Yemoja. Mother of all African goddesses and gods, Her nameMother of Fishrecalls
ancient tales of the amphibious Nommos, powerful beings of god-like stature who brought
civilization to earth from the star system of Sirius, and whom the Babylonians knew as
Voudoo is a religion of possession. It's practitioners open the
gates to Stellar Contacts, and invite their goddesses and gods to mount and possess them,
to come down upon their heads and ride. Thus they commune intimately with their gods, the
Loa, contacting directly in the numinous present the ancient stream of consciousness that
first penetrated this planet from Outside. In traditional practice of Voudoo, the use of
veversmagickal designs and linear patterns used to identify, honor, and call upon the
godssprings from ancient memory patterns implanted in cells and blood and bones, of
sigils in use long ago for establishing earth-contact with sentient stellar streaming.
For long ages have the Loa stood as the Inner Contacts which
connect human consciousness with the Stellar Currentwith the Current of LAM the
terrestrial link for practitioners of Western Magick. Time out of mind the Loa first rayed
to earth, infiltrating our planet as star-seed from Outside, seeking immortality. Thus the
Loa, entering human space-time at the Point of Crossing, Tiphareth, seeded life on Terra
with consciousness of Self by which each sentient being experiences itself as distinct,
and as divine: for eternal life lies within the consciousness of cells.
Via the rite of Opening the Northern Gate (c.f. Waters of Return:
The Aeonic Flow Of Voudoo, Louis Martinie, Black Moon, 1986) for the Loa to enter the
akashic pathways to the group soul of magickal practitioners in the States, the current of
Yemoja-Emme Ya was transmitted to this writer and others of her group through powerful
dreams and in 1988 was earthed into a painting. "The Northern Gate" is 110, 11 x
10 by English Qabalah (E.Q)c.f. LIBER CXV: The English Qabalah, L. Falorio, Headless
Press, 1994), the number of "Amma Amma par Aeon Orion", and number of "A
Wordless Aeon"the Aeon of Zain. Eleven times ten is also the number of "The
Backward Paths" upon which the Loa tread, and the number of "Hecate-Moon in
Yesod", through which the Loa may be called forth into our dimension.
Yet the Loa stand in relation to beings more vast and more
mysterious: the Outer Contacts, "the pre-eval Nephilim," "Gods of the
Shadow" (both 11 x 10E.Q.), who pre-figure the ancient Loa. These, the Old Ones,
Ancient of Days, eternally time-traveling from star-system to star-system via transmission
and mutation of information anciently encoded in sentient strands of DNA, first pushed
forward life on Terra toward forms more like themselves. And in their progress from star
to distant star, these alien forms of consciousness, vast, and of a symmetry beyond our
comprehension, left behind a foam formed upon receding wavesseeds of awareness, seeds of
consciousness, antennaeearth-bound sensitivities receptive and resonant still to their
distant whisperings of dreaming sleep among the stars.
In Twilight dimensions of awareness accessed in trance and
magickal sleep, we may open a deep and long-forgotten gateway via Daδth to call upon the
Outer Contacts. Channeling through the magician's lens of awakened consciousness and Will,
we invite these vast transcendent beings to once more intersect our world. Through such a
series of magickal workings by the Pittsburgh Group, directed toward contact with LAM and
the Maatian Current, was produced an astral vision of "the Black Planet where there
are 2 Suns" (253;11 x 23E.Q.) Emme Ya, planet of the Sirius binary star-system,
would be just such a planet with two suns. Through the same series of workings an ancient
sigil was receiveda form of the Voudoo vever of the Marassa, the Twins of the Aeon of
Zain,its ritual use perhaps dating from Atlantiswhich automatically activated a long
disused Stellar Gateway deep in the Shenandoah mountains, and through which the primal
Goddess of Space emerged, awakened into our dimension.
NODENS, God of the Deep and the Abyss, and all the Elder Gods
first came to Earth from Betelgeuse, in Orion. In Voudoo-Orisha practice, Orion is known
as "Oxossi, the Blind Hunter in Starlight" (23 x 11E.Q.). In Afro-Cuban Palomyumbe tradition, Oxossi is the Witch Doctor, the Sorcerer of the kingdom, the Master
of Powders who flies through the air. Dispenser of Justice, Oxossi is the Divine Hunter
who lives in the woods with Osain, Orisha of the Dead, who is also known as Olade, Ruler
of Space. There are secret clans in Nigeria and Brazil that follow only Oxossiin
Nigeria, they dress in Leopard skins; in Brazil Oxossi is the Jaguar, and his cult is one
of the most respected, i.e.feared.
Oxossi, "The Jaguar, God of Night", "Hunter in
Moonlight", "Master of Powders", "The Sun behind the Sun", is
"The Lord Initiating": Uriens-Orion. Orion the Archer, "The
Sagittarian Influence Manifesting" (23 x 11E.Q.), is the herald of Sirius-LAM; and
the Dog-Star is none other than the Dog of Orion-Oxossi, the Hunter. The great nebula
Ensis, the "sword sheath" in the constellation of Orion/Set which has the power
to magickally "blind", is the phallus of the god Set. "Carajo!",
a Spanish expletiveAss's Phallusis used to call upon the long-eared Set to show mercy,
to avert his Evil Eye. Orion, having been blinded: "He came to see by gazing at
the Black Sun, by going into Darkness" (418E.Q.).
Crossing the Abyss from Tiphareth to Kether via Daδth at the
dark time of the Moon when the Stellar Current most potently penetrates our conscious
field, Orion-Oxossi treads the 13th path of the Priestess, Gimel, Neptune, Moon, path of
"Khonsu, the Strider of the Stars", the Traveler of the Night Sky. Oxossi also
links with the Voudoo Ghuedhe, Loas of death & sex, who are called by Petro
ritesrites of the Shadow, of atavistic resurgence, of the widdershins world and left
hand path, whose drum beats follow "in-betweenness" patterns, and whose vevers
draw their power from the unseen spaces between the lines of force which unite the eight
It is Legba, God of the CrossroadsCarfax, the Point of
Intersectionwho is called upon to open the gate for the Loa to enter human space-time at
the Point of Crossing, Tiphareth. And as Legba/ Ellegua/ Baron Samedhi opens the Gate via
Tiphareth for the Orisha to enter human space-time, so we may call upon Oxossi, as
intermediary between Inner and Outer stellar contactsas intermediary between what we
know ourselves to be and adumbrations of far-future selves, time-travelers forward from a
non-existent present to the distant starsto open the Gate to Outside via Daδth that the
Old Ones may pass from their universe into ours, and enter our consciousness dimension.
The Eight Stellar Gateways:
The eight directions of space are Stellar Gateways into
dimensions of the Void where the kalas of the stars ray through. They are channeled by the
magician in communion with the Angel at the point of Tiphareth, through the crystallizing
lens of the single Star that informed the moment of the magician's birthing into flesh,
and which signifies the Will.
In the East, the Great Old Ones rise from their twisting caverns
deep within the earth to the call of those who channel the Ophidian current. They come
readily, with hissing of serpents, and croaking of frogs, when Orion, SAH, the Eye-Star,
Horus of the Resurrection rises with the rising Sun at Spring EquinoxOstarain the
House of Ra, and the risen star-body of Osiris resurrects in the womb of Nuit, Lady of the
In the South-East, the blue and golden Goddess Sirius, Stone
Serpent, Serpent's Tooth rains the honey of her kalas upon the little earth as the star
Sirius, sparkling, scorching, Heavenly Wolf, the brightest visible star, regarded by the
ancients as another, greater, Sun rises at Sunset on the feast of Imbolc, heralded by the
dread voice of Hastur, Howler in the Waste.
In the South await the Thunder DragonsDruk Paof the Draconian
current, and the winged Fire-Snake, who swoops into consciousness with thunder and
lightning when Algol, Ra's Al Ghul, the Demon's Head, Caput Medusa, the Head of the
Gorgon, Piled up Corpses"the most evil star in the heavens"rises with the
Sun at Winter Solstice.
From the South-West swirl stellar vortices, black holes that shed
corroding stellar rays and kalas of alien sentience, sucking all into themselves, spewing
dark matter into being, as worlds die and universes come to birth, and the Pleiades rise
in the East at Sunset on Samhain, the feast of Great Cthulhu, who lies dead yet dreaming
in the deeps of space.
In the West, the watery abyss, lies the lair of the Deep Ones,
cephalopodous dragons who manifest with gurgling sounds when Orion, the herald and husband
of Sirius-Sothis-Isis rises with the setting of the Sun in the House of Tum at Mabon, Fall
The North-West blazes with meteor star-fire of a million dying
suns as Sirius rises with the rising Sun at Lammas, Feast of Set, the beginning of the
Egyptian year, the beginning of the Dog Days, scorched by the dog-star, Sirius, rising
with the Sun.
In the North, Realm of Space, hive the Maatians, whose presence
is signaled by humming of bees, the chirping of bats, and dry clicking of nocturnal
insects, the desolate cries of night birds, and the sound of vulture's wings that flap
against the night, when Algol-Lilith rises with the setting Sun in the House of Kephra at
Summer Solstice, Feast of Yog-Sothoth.
In the North-East shine the Pleiades, with Alcyone, the brightest
star__Al Wasat, the Central One, Temennu, the Foundation Stone, Amba, the Mother__revered
in ancient times as the central Sun around which the Universe revolved. Here resides
Tsaggothua who flies by night, toads, frogs, leapers behind the Tree and Voltigeurs, as
the Pleiades rise with the rising Sun on Beltane feast of Shub-Niggurath, Black Goat with
a Thousand Young.
The Rite of Opening the Gates:
Assume the Spider Mask, at the center of the Web of Stars
as they weave from Equinox to Solstice and cut cat's cradle across the quarters of the
Make sacrifice to Oxossi, outdoors, at the crossroads of the
Stellar Gateways, at the rising of the Black Sun, the Sun behind the Sun, Khonsu, the Moon
at Midnight. Call upon Oxossi with his colors, deep space blue & star-light yellow.
His emblems are the crossbow, bow & arrows, pigeons and doves, his numbers 3 & 7.
Offer Oxossi anisette & grenadine (50-50), as well as absintheThe Kala of Wormwoodinvoke
The Wormwood Star!
In Twilight trance of magickal sleep, on the threshold to the
Mauve Zone, call upon Oxossi to open the secret door of Daδth at the intersection of the
8 directions of Space, the 8 Stellar Gateways, opening dimensions into the Void through
which the Old Onesthose transmundane Intelligences that dwell in the cold vastness of
dark space that lies between the starsmay enter our dimension and communicate their
sentience to us. Via the Angel and the beacon of its single Star, channel their
transforming stellar kalas, distilled essence of the silence of dark matter, Shadow
Matter, the Dark Wine of the Moon, and the secret whisperings of primordial consciousness
rayed to us from the mysterious wellspring of the outward racing Stars.