Sweet is Truth!!!
We welcome you to the ever evolving website for the Thelemic Sanctuary of Thoth.
A great amount of information is offered below. Enjoy and Be Joyous in the Work. Truth Triumphs!!!
Consider also the following quote from the Key of Solomon the King -
"Wisdom chaseth away Phantoms, and enables us to communicate with the Superior Spirits by the contemplation of the Laws of Nature and the study of the Holy Numbers."
Strong is the Light!!!
We offer the following announcements.
First, Happy Vernal Equinox!!! Sol entered Aries at 7:02 am EST on Die Mercury, March 20, 2013, marking the commencement of Anno VVxxi (109) in the New Aeon of Horus. Now is the time to make projections, and reaffirm your devotion to the Great Work, to create Focused, Concentrated Momentum. The Nature of the Currents of this Fire Tide leading up to and through the Thelemic High Holy Days of April 8th, 9th and 10th are particularly supportive of this type of Magickal Activity. The Fire must be harnessed and directed, and balanced by Love, so as not to burn. Be renewed, yea invigorated and made healthy by the Currents as We start fresh a New Solar Year.
Second, a new paper has been posted below entitled "A Consecration of the Vessel (For Daily Use)". This provides a short consecration, easily learned, that will promote better health and assist in making Transformations that will further your Great Work.
Lastly, another new paper has been posted below entitled "A Candle Spell". This paper describes a Bhakti Practice performed at an Altar for the Great God and Gentle Goddess of Earth that includes Spell Work which moves the Aspirant's Sphere through the Interior Planes of the Universe to an Embrace with Nu. This Practice is usable by all, and deepens as the Aspirant's Initiation Progresses and access to Higher Planes is granted.
You are encouraged to regularly check back to this website for updates.
This website was last updated on:
Sol in Aries (3 degrees), Luna in Leo,
Anno IVxxi (109) in the New Aeon of Horus
(March 23, 2013)
THE SANCTUARY'S SYSTEM OF INITIATION
The Sanctuary's System of Initiation is based on a series of Oaths of Initiation, some relating to the Sephiroth, and others relating to the Paths, on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. These are discussed in the Guide to the Oaths of Initiation, which tells a story of Initiation (and, for this reason, is best to be read in its entirety). The Guide also provides fairly detailed information on how to structure your work using the Oaths of Initiation. These are designed to be used in tandem with the Ritual of the Stars, which is an evolved (and evolving) form of ritual described in the Scroll of the Ritual of the Stars.
Offered at the following link is the first e-version of the now complete book entitled The System of Initiation and Teachings of the Sanctuary of Thoth. This is a compendium of prior postings, with "Supplemental Commentary" as part of the Further Teachings. Included in the Book are the following papers and documents:
Part 1 Initial Teachings
An End to Suffering (Insights from Buddhism)
A Call to Nuit (An Invocation of the Star Goddess)
The Formulae of the Sphere (The Magick Circle)
The Purification & Consecration of the Sphere (Suggestions for the Newcomer)
The Scroll of the Ritual of the Stars
Appendix - Table of Stars & Symbols
Appendix - Adoration from the Stele of Revealing
The Guide to the Oaths of Initiation
The Oaths of Initiation for the Sephiroth
The Oaths of Initiation for the Paths
The Holy Oil
A Charge (Applied in the context of preparing some Incense)
The Ritual of the Crown
The Scroll of the Pentagram Formula for the First Order
A Note Regarding the Hexagram Formulae for the First and Second Orders
Rites of Initiation for the Sephiroth
A Note Regarding Astrology
The Daily Conjurations
The Invocations (The Formula of Invocation)
An Invocation of Ra
An Invocation of Thoth
An Invocation of Isis
An invocation of Amoun
An Invocation of Horus
An Invocation of Hathoor
A Ritual to Celebrate the Festival of the Equinox
The Magick Weapons (Aids in Evolution)
The Adepti Signs (Including those of the Virgin Daughter)
Spirit's Journey into Manifestation
The Face of Spirit (Given in the context of the Thelemic Pantheon)
The Unveiling of Nuit (The Star Goddess)
The Blade & The Chalice (Revealed in the context of the Thelemic Pantheon)
The Arrow (Most Holy, Showing the Way)
The Sword & The Caduceus (The Evolution of the Childe)
The Return Journey (A Story from the Atu of Thoth on the Way of Return)
Appendix - Rituals for Pathworking
An Account of the 30 Aires
Wearing the Crown (The Purpose of your Life)
Conclusion (with a Prayer to Nuit)
The Perfect Vessel
Reveal Thy Self & Thy Work
A New Current Arises (The Spirit of the Illuminati)
The True Hierophants
Understanding Initiation (Serving as a Hierophant)
Liberty & The Zen Experience
The Holy Garments
Erecting Magickal Space (Cast Thy Circles Thrice About)
The Joy of Ceremonial Magick (with the Daily Prayers)
Opening an Elemental Temple (Using the Traditional "Four Winds" Pentagram Formulae)
Opening an Elemental Temple to Work with an Elemental Path (Using the Thelemic Pentagram Formulae)
Opening the Temple Using the Hexagram Formulae (To Work with a Sephira, Planet, Path or Zodiacal Sign)
A Word about the Tattwas
Working with the Holy Hexagram (With a Universal Ritual of Invocation)
Working with Stars & Symbols
(With Rites to Work with the Alchemical Markers, the Yitziratic Hexagrams, and any other Star or Symbol using the Spiral Dance)
First Order Ceremonial Ritual of Self-Initiation
Rose Cross Ritual
(Image of Rose Cross)
Second Order Ceremonial Initiation Rite
The Ritual of the Celestial Sphere
An Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel
An Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel (Using the Rose Cross)
The Enochian Pentagram Formulae
The Eye in the Triangle (A Supplement to "The Daily Conjurations")
Part 2 Conclusion (With Testamentary)
Part 1 Appendices
The Auguries for the 2008 Vernal Equinox
The Auguries for the 2008 Autumnal Equinox
The Auguries from the 2009 Vernal Equinox Ritual (Including a discussion of the Supreme Ritual & Sex Magick)
Part 2 Appendices
Extracts from the Magickal Diary of ALONThRA (An Evolving Document)
The Auguries from the 2009 Autumnal Equinox Ritual (Including an Operation to Purify & Consecrate the Ruach)
The Auguries from the 2010 Vernal Equinox Ritual
The Auguries from the 2010 Autumnal Equinox Ritual
The Auguries from the 2011 Vernal Equinox Ritual
The Auguries from the 2011 Autumnal Equinox Ritual (With Words of Change from our Frater)
The Auguries from the 2012 Vernal Equinox Ritual
The Sealing of the Book
The Sealing of the Book
Although links to the individual papers and documents included in the Book are also provided above (though these are generally to original versions which may vary slightly from those included in the Book), Aspirants are encouraged to go to the Book for final versions and to review its entire contents. A cover-to-cover read of the Book will plant seeds of Holiness in the Sphere of the Aspirant which will germinate and grow as perspective changes.
To assist your review of the Book, a brief description of each paper and document included in a Part of the Book may be found at the beginning of the Part. These will assist Aspirants in finding portions of the Book that may directly relate to the present nature of their Work.
In offering this System of Initiation, We seek to reach and initiate more Children than have thus far been reached by other magickal orders and religious establishments which have previously manifested. We are Guided that this can be done by dispensing with some old ways, and bringing in a fresh approach which is more in tune with our times. Our Work is to assist with the magickal, spiritual and material evolution of mankind by providing an Approach to Initiation which is healthy, balanced and focused, and usable by all no matter what religious background you may have or come from.
The following papers may be accessed only by the links provided, and are not included in the Book posted above -
Consecration of the Vessel (For Daily Use)
(Posted December 31, 2012)
This provides a short consecration, easily learned, that will promote better health and assist in making Transformations that will further your Great Work.
(Posted January 1, 2013)
This paper describes a Bhakti Practice performed at an Altar for the Great God and Gentle Goddess of Earth that includes Spell Work which moves the Aspirant's Sphere through the Interior Planes of the Universe into an Embrace with Nu. This Practice is usable by all, and deepens as the Aspirant's Initiation Progresses and access to Higher Planes is granted.
MAGICKAL IMAGES & GRAPHICS:
The following is a link to a file with a host of Magickal images and graphics. Images of the Stele of Revealing are included. The Elemental Pentagrams and many other Stars, Symbols and Magickal Signs and Names are illustrated to assist you in performing your Holy Rites. Other files are offered simply to assist you in having fun with your Magickal Practice, so you may create images which continually remind you of the Great Work in progress.
Magickal Images & Graphics
ABOUT THE SANCTUARY OF THOTH
Sanctuary of Thoth is a Portal of Initiation into the Great Order of the
Universe, where Magick lives not in faith but in certainty! We practice the Hermetic sciences,
and assist others in learning the Royal Art and Science of Magick to perform and
Why Thoth? Our response is who else is more appropriate given our goals. Thoth, Hermes or Mercury is the winged and vital intelligence of the Gods. He is the Fool, the Magus and the Hermit. He is the Wisdom of the Creator, the Logos or the Word. Being divine thought itself, He transcends all bounds of time and space. He is also the Master of Magick, and the patron of all those who seek to develop and ascend magickally and spiritually.
We cherish and adore the Great Goddess Nu, as the One True God and the True Hierophant of this New Aeon. There is No-God, No-One, No-Thing but Her. All are aspects of Her, our Beloved Lady of the Stars. We are Her Children. The Sanctuary assists in the evolution and healing of Her Children.
So much information is available to us. We attempt to sift through this information at the Sanctuary of Thoth, and work with the true "keys" to understanding Magick and Initiation. Our practices are Thelemic, Enochian, Solomonic and Wiccan. We also recommend tantrik yoga practices, as well as the teachings of such Illuminated texts as the I-Ching, the Tao-Te Ching, the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads (among others).
We work with many Systems of Initiation concentrated into one. Here is where the hard work begins. To even begin to develop magickally or spiritually, an Aspirant must go through a purification process. This is easier said than done. (We speak from experience!) For how can you command anything if you are not in control of yourself?! So much can be learned if we just stop and listen. Therein is Great Mystery! Learning basic meditative practices is a must. If we combine these skills with the ritual practices of the Sanctuary, they help provide a practical and balanced System of Initiation.
The Practice of Magick inherently requires a deep understanding of Astrology (not for purposes of divination, but to understand the energies available to work with in our rites). Understanding Astrology is also necessary to truly understand Tarot. The teachings of the Tarot, or the Book of Thoth, are yet another true "key" which We work with at the Sanctuary of Thoth (not for purposes of divination, but as a part of the System of Initiation We offer).
The Sanctuary of Thoth is humbly operated by Frater
N· .·A.· . (Brian Goldstein).
By the virtues and
powers of these symbols
and words, may the most beneficial, powerful and
correct energies of Thoth, Hermes and Mercury be
drawn into, and bless and consecrate, Nu's Children
in their travels along the Royal Road, and
empower our workings and understanding of Magick, to
enable us to develop magickally and spiritually unto
the Highest, without harm to anyone, including ourselves.
8 times 8
So mote it be!!!
Frater N· .·A.· . is part of a magickal lineage from Aleister Crowley. The Sanctuary of Thoth was originally established under the Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn (Order of the T.·.G.·.D.·.), which our Frater served as Hierophant for several years. The Sanctuary continues to evolve as an independent Portal of Initiation into the Great Order of the Universe, in furtherance of the Great Work of Thelema.
Our Frater was also a Priest of the Coven of Akhelarre in Salem, Massachusetts, which trains and initiates Priests and Priestesses in the Alexandrian/Gardnerian/Celtic and hereditary lineages of British Traditional Witchcraft. Azaradel and Lady Zara are the High Priest and High Priestess of the Coven of Akhelarre. Our Frater and his wife were legally hand-fasted by Lady Zara and Azaradel on the evening of the New Moon on February 20, 2004.
Our Frater lives just outside of Albany, New York with his beloved wife and three beautiful children. He is a lawyer by profession.
You already possess the spiritual tools necessary to engage in the Great Work and the practice of the Royal Art and Science of Magick. If We, through the Sanctuary of Thoth, can impart any Wisdom to assist you in this regard, it is Our Will to do so. In the process, we also learn from you. We welcome sincere inquiries.
You may contact the Sanctuary of
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MEMBERSHIP & SERVICES
As of November 11, 2011 (11.11.11), the Sanctuary is no longer accepting applications for membership. However, We remain available to assist Aspirants with their Great Work. As in the past, there are no charges of any sort for any services offered through the Sanctuary. We Work from Holy Duty and with Great Joy to assist those who are Traveling the Royal Road of Initiation.
May you partake of the great
and powerful energies of our Patron, and find Wisdom and Love, for Wisdom is Magick, and
Love is the Law, Love under Will.
The Sanctuary of Thoth serves the Great Order of the Universe in furtherance of the Great Work of Thelema. We are not affiliated with any other existing Thelemic Order or Golden Dawn organization. We are independent. We do not practice, promote or advocate illegal activity, violence or hate in any form ( including any black magic). Our main object is to accomplish the Great Work of Magickal, Spiritual and Material Evolution through Religious and Scientific Methods.
Since March 20, 2004,
Anno IVxii (Year 100)
in the New Aeon of Horus.
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Sanctuary of Thoth
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The Great Work Accomplished!
UNTO THEE NU!!!
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