Founded upon the revolutionary premise that High Magick can be distilled to a few powerful and efficient steps, Louis T. Culling’s original edition of this classic magick book broke all the rules.
Llewellyn is proud to present an updated and expanded edition of this pioneering work.
The G...B...G..., or “Great Brotherhood of God,” was a magickal order founded by acclaimed magician Frater Genesthai. Louis T. Culling, one of the initial members of the G...B...G... in California, was instructed by Genesthai to reveal the Order’s magickal curriculum when the time was right.
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, publisher of Culling’s original edition of this book, offers illuminating commentary, definitions, and discussion points to render these profound magickal philosophies and practices even more accessible and relevant for contemporary magickal practice. This new edition is also an interesting philosophical commentary, answering a number of questions about historical occult orders and figures like Aleister Crowley. The techniques taught in this curriculum include:
—Dream Recall and Interpretation —Functioning in the Borderland —Finding One’s True Magickal Identity —The Retirement Ritual —The Invocation of Thoth —Ritual Divination —Imprinting the I Ching on the Body —The Three Degrees of Sex Magick —Thelema and the Magickal Will —Invocation of Human Quality —The Rite of Transubstantiation —Conversations with a God —Magickal Offspring—the Familiar —The Great Lunar Trances
In 1969, Louis T. Culling published The Complete Magick Curriculum of the Secret Order G∴B∴G∴, detailing the magical order's promise of a "shortcut to initiation." What does this mean? Can there really be a shortcut to initiation? Carl Llewellyn Weschcke has now updated this great work, and here he details the meaning of the "shortcut to initiation."
Instructions for the Magickal Retirement
You must first learn this ritual by memory so that you can speak the words
and perform the gestures freely and without hesitation of memory.
The retirement is for three days and three nights, in a location where
there are no distractions. You can drink water but eat no food. If deemed
necessary for your well-being, you may take nourishment in...
Editor's Note: This article was written by Louis T. Culling during the 1970s. His book, The Complete Magick Curriculum of the Secret Order B∴G∴B∴, is being re-released. Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, publisher of Culling's original edition of this book, has edited, revised, and expanded the original version.Dr. Carl Jung has written about the large impact that occultism has had upon...
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