WANTED: Adyton-Alcyon Letter - Universal Brotherhood - Frater Achad
Probably from Frater Achad's Universal Brotherhood papers that have emerged over the past few years.
I'm looking for "Adyton-Alcyon: The First Record of the Arising of the Silver Star Cancer 27 Leo 7, 8245"
It might be on grey paper with the MA-ION silver and blue stamp.
Feel free to PM me ....
I think it would have been sometime in 1932 from what I gather. "Arising of the Silver Star".
It could have been sold on ebay in those sales. The papers really stand out with their grey paper and the blue and silver MAION star print device at the top.
Anyway - just thought I'd ask around.
The material which came up on ebay was mainly typed copies, and originated I believe from filing cabinets which had once belonged to Achad.
Achad does mention this paper several times in the course of his correspondence of 1948/49 with Gerald Yorke, and it seems connected with a Word which he vibrated in 1926. According to Achad he sent a copy of the 1932 document to Crowley amongst others. There's no trace of it in the Gerald Yorke collection of papers so far as I'm aware. If I hear anything of it, I'll let you know.
That's a great example of Achad's MA-ION seal, which I've loved since first seeing it.
Achad considered the word manifestation of great import, regarding each letter of the word at an angle of a 13-pointed star. Later he quintessentialized it taking as his cue the closing verse of chapter 1 of The Book of the Law: "The manifestation of Nuit is at an end". From both ends (front and back) of the word manifestation therefore he derived MAION, the Ma-Ion.
This enumerates as 107. The rest is, as they say, history.
Thanks for the great image 666tsaeb - I've actually got that one already, but feel free to PM me if you have any others.
I read a letter from Achad a year or so ago (which I haven't been able to find again, of course ::) ) where he mentioned the company/ person that cast the die for the MA-ION seal - it didn't say much other than that; however, if I find it again I'll post the quote.
I agree, Michael, it is a wonderful device - a great piece of esoteric printing history.