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Term: Babalon

DEFINITIONS

Babalon: The Great Mother, Sacred Whore, and priestess of Thelema; the archetypal woman.
source: The Thoth Companion, by Michael Osiris Snuffin

Babalon:

Mother Earth. Also the "Scarlet Woman" as the ruling spirit of Earth. Crowley said Babalon was the goddess of the New Aeon as found in Thelema, the religion he founded in 1904. She represents the female sexual impulse and the most fertile Great Mother, the womb of all life and the mother of each of us. She can be invoked into an actual woman as priestess in working Sex Magick to manifest the energies of the Aeon of Horus. She is the Liberated Woman.

In Sex Magick she becomes the "Scarlet Woman" and the mixture of semen with menstrual blood is called the "menstruum of the lunar current." It is Babalon who gives birth to Life and Beauty, and who transforms men into Masters of the Universe for she frees them of fears and inhibitions.

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