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09/04/2009 4:19 pm  

According to Crowley, the Aeon of Horus ended on the Spring Equinox of 1904, an Aeon which began with the end of the Aeon of Isis, sometime in the 7th Century bce, a Century filled with enlightenment and struggle (i.e., the Buddha, and the Jewish Captivity, respectively). But as to the precise "Spring Equinox", of which there are only 100 possiblities of course, there is very little, if any, information publically available. In what year, during the 7th Century bce, did the Aeon of Horus actually begin? Joe


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09/04/2009 5:33 pm  

It didn't begin in the 7th Century B.C.E.

The complete precession of the Equinoxes takes approximately 26,000 years. This is a "Great Year" or "Platonic Year." The position of the Sun regresses through the 12 Houses of the Zodiac at the rate of 1 Degree approx. every 71.5 years. Therefore, Astrologically speaking, an Aeon, the time it takes for the Sun to regress 30 degrees through one house, is about 2,150 years in length.

Follow me?

So if the Aeon of Horus began in 1904 C.E., it follows that the Aeon of Osiris began about 246 B.C.E. This date closely corresponds with the estimated birth period of the Gnostic "Teacher of Righteousness" spoken of in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Essene Holy Man whose words would be attributed to Jesus 300 years later.


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09/04/2009 7:20 pm  

I am well aware of the Astonomical and Astrological implications. There is no correlation between the Thelemic Aeon and the Astrological Aeon. Since 1977 we have been entering the cusp of Aquarius from Pisces, which is set to completely pass out of Pisces into Aquarius on the Winter Solstice in 2012. Crowley explicity stated that the Aeon of Horus began on the Spring Equinox of 1904, and was ushered-in by Aiwass by the transmission of the Liber Al to mankind. As the term "Aeon" has no connotation to any known time-frame, calculation as such becomes quite difficult, unless Crowley gave us some information whereby such a calculation might be derived. I am seeking any such information which Crowley might have, hopefully atleast, provided for just such a calculation. Joe


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09/04/2009 7:37 pm  
"Belenos1" wrote:
According to Crowley, the Aeon of Horus ended on the Spring Equinox of 1904, an Aeon which began with the end of the Aeon of Isis, sometime in the 7th Century bce, a Century filled with enlightenment and struggle (i.e., the Buddha, and the Jewish Captivity, respectively). But as to the precise "Spring Equinox", of which there are only 100 possiblities of course, there is very little, if any, information publically available. In what year, during the 7th Century bce, did the Aeon of Horus actually begin? Joe

Crowley's aeonics, probably a classic example of oversimplification to the point of utter discredit, are better understood, IMO, as the gradual religious or spiritual development of the human race, progressing certainly not on single distinct global timeline but as a recognizable overall pattern. To answer your question would be similar to naming the precise date that polytheism ended and/or monotheism began. As for identifying the actual (mostly unknown and widely dispersed) causes of such an evolution, this can always be challenged as conjecture. It is somewhat easier identifying the primary heralds of these changes. The point is that the human race has been and still is evolving on these levels.


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09/04/2009 7:53 pm  
"Belenos1" wrote:
I am well aware of the Astonomical and Astrological implications. There is no correlation between the Thelemic Aeon and the Astrological Aeon.

Other than the obvious correlations between the Aeon of Osiris and Piscean Age, and the Aeon of Horus with the Age of Aquarius, you mean? And the fact that Crowley, an Astrologer, uses Astrological terms to describe the Thelemic Aeon, *like* the word "Aeon?"

Exactly where do you find it written in Uncle Al's corpus of works that 'there is no correlation between the Thelemic Aeon and the Astrological Aeon? Citation, please?


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09/04/2009 8:31 pm  

Perhaps these matters are not so much defined by events in quantative time (Kronos) as by the quality time - Kairos. i.e. there is a natural flow and a right time for pre-conception, conception, gestation and birth of a New Aeon. Let me put it this way - on the calandar there is a fixed date for spring, but depending upon weather conditions that are variable over the years spring may actually start a little later or a little early than that exact date. Summer is not a constant. Sometimes there is an Indian Summer - sometimes it seems like summer has been a complete wash out (well I live in Britain). In america I believe there is a 7 year cycle of sorts for bad hurricanes? (I'm not sure on my data on that) - but I think I've made my point. 🙂

The map is not the territory? 😉


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09/04/2009 10:16 pm  

No, Alrah, I must respectfully disagree. I'm pretty certain the Precession of the Equinoxes is quantatively defined. You can measure the shift of the Earth's axis, and the amount of time it takes for Polaris to again become "The North Star", or you can measure how long it takes the Sun to travel through 12 Houses of the Zodiac, and it's the same, the Platonic Year that was first calculated 2,400-odd years ago by the Greeks. Likewise the calender is quantatively defined--the Spring Equinox is a fixed point equidistant from each of the Solstices. This point marks the begginning of Spring. The weather doesn't enter into it. The date of the Equinox will only change when the speed of the Earth's rotation around the Sun slows to the point that the Solar year is no longer approx. 365.25 days long, and even then it will *still* be equidistant from each of the Solstices.

Crowley used Astrological terms, and as an Astrologer who wrote books on Astrology, he can be presumed to know their meanings.

The map is *of* the territory. If you can't read the map, how can you define the territory? The Method of Science. The Aim of Religion.


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09/04/2009 10:59 pm  

And I must respectfully agree with you Walterfive, but I must say that Kronos and Kairos must be considered together! A man may marry a woman but the date of their consummation in all complete unity may be the work of many years or the night of the honeymoon. 🙂


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09/04/2009 11:09 pm  

If Crowley’s aeonic succession was based on astrological aeons it seems he would have clearly stated so. I do not recall ever reading anything like that being explicitly stated. The more I research Crowley’s ideas the more I see his genius at work in assimilating and co-opting systems (Tree of Life, Tarot, Egyptology, Enochian, I Ching) to insert his own ideas into them, as a method for disseminating and spreading his thought. His aeonic succession (Isis, Osiris, Horus) seems more like a simple and accessible schema - mommy, daddy, ME - rather than actually corresponding to any historical reality. I suspect Crowley’s usage of equinoxes came from studying and appreciating Constantine I’s genius in imposing Christendom over the old Roman system in which seasonal change and the sun was harnessed in the service of a new ideology.


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09/04/2009 11:26 pm  

Indeed Tai! Mummy, Daddy and Me! This is how we relate to the gods of the astral and how we relate our relative conceptions of ourself (little I) to everything which seems on a grander scale at first, but only when we disregard that this focus of consciousness, this precision of hadit is present in every timespace of Nuit.

Consider the electron - it knows nothing of time and pops in and out of so called reality at every given point of time and space from the beginning of the universe until the end...mating with Nuit in all it's exquisite incarnations. Ah - and this is where we live, who we are!

As wonderful as the vault of dreams is, as electric and magnificent - it is the prelude to knowledge of the greater All of the godhead that we all have access to. By our downfall is our uprising! No man nor woman is barred access except for the bars and chains they make for themselves. And some of them define limits of magickal endevour and they LIE! The folly gainst self...


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09/04/2009 11:36 pm  

The Aeon is a child playing draughts and kingship belongs to the child.

- Heraclitus, Fragment B52


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10/04/2009 9:30 am  
"tai" wrote:
If Crowley’s aeonic succession was based on astrological aeons it seems he would have clearly stated so. I do not recall ever reading anything like that being explicitly stated. The more I research Crowley’s ideas the more I see his genius at work in assimilating and co-opting systems (Tree of Life, Tarot, Egyptology, Enochian, I Ching) to insert his own ideas into them, as a method for disseminating and spreading his thought. His aeonic succession (Isis, Osiris, Horus) seems more like a simple and accessible schema - mommy, daddy, ME - rather than actually corresponding to any historical reality. I suspect Crowley’s usage of equinoxes came from studying and appreciating Constantine I’s genius in imposing Christendom over the old Roman system in which seasonal change and the sun was harnessed in the service of a new ideology.

"Mommy, daddy, ME." I like that in this context of 'spiritual' evolution. The initial assimilation of the very concept of deity itself, easily digestible via diverse attribution, many gods (Isis aeon-polytheism); one all-encompassing deity, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient (Osiris aeon-monotheism); self-identification with the all-encompassing deity, NU (multiplex 'not-self') - HAD (singular 'self') - RHK (interplay between the NU-HAD - life); self-realization necessitating self-deification. Each interacting with other Stars of identical essence and similar composition yet with disparate individual experience, each inherently perfect in itself, etc., etc. (Horus aeon).

Historically accurate, I think, with the caveate that the Horus aeon is as anticpated.


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11/04/2009 2:40 pm  

"The time for the birth of an Aeon seems to be indicated by great concentration of political power with the accompanying improvements in the means of travel and communication, with a general advance in philosophy and science, with a general need of consolidation in religious thought. It is very instructive to compare the events of the five hundred years preceding and following the crisis of approximately 2,000 years ago, with those of similar periods centred in 1904 of the old era. It is a thought far from comforting to the present generation, that 500 years of Dark Ages are likely to be upon us. But, if the analogy holds, that is the case."

"This being the beginning of the New Aeon, it has seemed more fitting to show the beginning of the Aeon; for all that is known about the next Aeon, due in 2,000 years' time, is that its symbol is the double-wanded one."

- Quoted from The Book of Thoth

Many authors, experts, pundits and guessers feel that there is an overlapping transition period between "Aeons" as well as Astrological Signs. We are said to be, right now, in the midst of one of these transitions. Please refer to any daily news display to see if we are, in fact, in the middle of "increased communication" and "increased confusion" - two of the so-called characteristics of a transition period.


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11/04/2009 9:35 pm  

What's the page number for that quote?


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12/04/2009 7:20 am  

" It is very instructive to compare the events of the five hundred years preceding and following the crisis of approximately 2,000 years ago, with those of similar periods centred in 1904 of the old era. It is a thought far from comforting to the present generation, that 500 years of Dark Ages are likely to be upon us. But, if the analogy holds, that is the case."

As I've said before, I think that alot can be gleaned from this important quote. AC was a prophet not just in the "forth-speaker" (i.e. evangelistic) sense, but in the "fore-seeing" sense as well.


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13/04/2009 2:53 pm  

"The time for the birth of an Aeon seems to be indicated by great concentration of political power with the accompanying improvements in the means of travel and communication, with a general advance in philosophy and science, with a general need of consolidation in religious thought. It is very instructive to compare the events of the five hundred years preceding and following the crisis of approximately 2,000 years ago, with those of similar periods centred in 1904 of the old era. It is a thought far from comforting to the present generation, that 500 years of Dark Ages are likely to be upon us. But, if the analogy holds, that is the case."

"This being the beginning of the New Aeon, it has seemed more fitting to show the beginning of the Aeon; for all that is known about the next Aeon, due in 2,000 years' time, is that its symbol is the double-wanded one."

- Quoted from The Book of Thoth

Thanks for providing this quote. Perhaps it will straighten out these confused souls who are under the mistaken impression that "the term "Aeon" has no connotation to any known time-frame." I mean, WTF? There's *so* much second-guessing by the appearantly unread, that sometimes it causes one to throw one's hands up in the air and walk away in frustration at otherwise appearantly intelligent people's inability to comprehend simple concepts and terms like Crowley's use of the word "Aeon."

Perhaps... but I somehow doubt it.

I must also note Crowley's Euro-centricism concerning "500 years of Dark Ages." There were no "Dark Ages" during this period in the Middle East, or Northern Africa; nor in China, or the Indian Subcontinent.


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13/04/2009 4:36 pm  
"Walterfive" wrote:
I must also note Crowley's Euro-centricism concerning "500 years of Dark Ages." There were no "Dark Ages" during this period in the Middle East, or Northern Africa; nor in China, or the Indian Subcontinent.

Which was more or less the point of my post above. The manifestations of a given aeon are dispersed broadly over time and place, and some critics use Crowley's simplification the facts to deride his conclusions. Anyway, it's the manifestations that interest me the most, rather than the cosmic clockwork.


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13/04/2009 6:23 pm  

Walter five - no one claimed the term “Aeon” has no connotation to any know time-frame. What I said is that Crowley’s “aeonic succession (Isis, Osiris, Horus) seems more like a simple and accessible schema - mommy, daddy, ME - rather than actually corresponding to any historical reality.” Yes the last 2000 years of Christianity may be called Osirian, but that does not explain away the numerous Christ-archetypes found before Christianity (cf. D.M. Murdock‘s research). Archeologist Marija Gimbutas posited a shift occurred in Old Europe from a matristic society to an androcratic one that might correspond to the Isis>Osiris shift, but her timelines are older than any 2000 year cycle.

These facts notwithstanding, you make the claim Crowley’s aeonic succession is based on astrological aeons of 2150 years and therefore the aeon of Osiris began around 246 B.C. As with any posting on this forum - back your claim by a citation from Crowley’s writings explicitly stating his aeonic succession is based on astrological aeons. Remember - Crowley sought to present his ideas in scientific terms so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a quote. I await your reply.

The fact Crowley’s aeonic succession cannot be neatly mapped onto historical reality does not invalidate it in any way, but what it all means remains to be seen. Also if I recall correctly, the Isis, Osiris, Horus ->Themis succession originally comes from a Golden Dawn ritual.


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13/04/2009 8:53 pm  

Walterfive wrote: "Thanks for providing this quote. Perhaps it will straighten out these confused souls who are under the mistaken impression that "the term "Aeon" has no connotation to any known time-frame." I mean, WTF? There's *so* much second-guessing by the appearantly unread, that sometimes it causes one to throw one's hands up in the air and walk away in frustration at otherwise appearantly intelligent people's inability to comprehend simple concepts and terms like Crowley's use of the word "Aeon.""

Yet Crowley did write the following:

"Following [the Aeon of Horus] will arise the Equinox of Ma, the Goddess of Justice, it may be a hundred or ten
thousand years from now; for the Computation of Time is not here as There."

(Old Comment, III:34)


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13/04/2009 9:22 pm  

Yes - the computation of time bit is as very old theme/thread running through orthodox Judaism/Xtianity and it appears (according to the riddle) the book of the law.


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13/04/2009 11:30 pm  

93,

Although Walterfive's insistent dogma is entertaining I have to say that the Aeons as Crowley explained them are not historically or anthropologically accurate. There was maternal worship during the Aeon of Osiris (like in Greece, as one example), and paternal worship during the Aeon of Isis, etc. They are meaningless taken as rigid historical aeons, and especially silly when linked up with the added superstition of astrological aeons. They can be beneficially understood as abstract, simplified understandings of the zeitgeist at the time, which creates a symbolic sense of continuity (i.e. Aeon of Child as culmination of previous Aeons of Father & Mother). Either way, the general date will be around 0-1000BC.

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""Walterfive" wrote:
I must also note Crowley's Euro-centricism concerning "500 years of Dark Ages." There were no "Dark Ages" during this period in the Middle East, or Northern Africa; nor in China, or the Indian Subcontinent.

Yes, and it's not just Crowley.
For example, the Chinese do not have a fable/myth/history that identifies "the flood" of Noah and his family-ark-animals. If "our" flood was indeed a tidal wave resulting from the destruction of Atlantis (as some Western metaphysical traditions maintain), then perhaps it was just a massive surge of water that wiped out most of Europe and the middle east, but didn't cause that much damage on the other side of the planet (China, et al). The story of Noah is probably much older than the usual Christianity-interpreted Biblical chronology.

Also, The Heart of the Master tells us:
"Then my Instructor showed me that the Brotherhood send forth one of their fellows every two thousand years, bringing one Word to serve Mankind as a new Formula of Magick, that it may take one further step on the long road that leads to perfection."

Additionally, that same text says:
"Then was I shown the Mystery of the Words: how in the first period of recorded history men thought that life came from Woman alone, and worked by the formula of Isis, worshipping Nature chaste and kindly, not understanding Death, or the Arcanum of Love.
"So, when the time was ripe, appeared the Brethren of the Formula of Osiris, whose word is I A O; so that men worshipped Man, thinking him subject to Death, and his victory dependent upon Resurrection. Even so conceived they of the Sun as slain and reborn with every day, and every year.
"Now, this great Formula being fulfilled, and turned into abomination, this Lion came forth to proclaim the Aeon of Horus, the crowned and conquering child who dies not, nor is reborn, but goes radiant ever upon His Way."

Note the term, "recorded history," in the above quote. Some people make a big deal about all the years before "recorded history." But that's not the issue when looking at the three (four) Aeons as described by Crowley.

Of course, "recorded history," according to Crowley, would start the Aeon of Isis around 2,000 BC. But then he tells us, in Across the Gulf, that Mr. Khonsu (Ankh-af-nu, by prefix) initiated the Aeon of Osiris circa 500 BC (thus making an Aeon closer to 2,500 years). If this is true (2,500 years), then that pushes the Aeon of Isis back to circa 3,500 BC - and that is around the time of the beginning of our recorded history. After all, "recorded" means there are Records!
And a simple search for the earliest records, here AND in China, are found right near the 3,000-3,500 BC marker-post.

Tales of Atlantis, and the great transition-time stories of Conan the Barbarian (somewhere around 8,000 BC or 5,000 BC up to to 3,000 BC), are not drawn from physical plane records, but perhaps from Genetic Memory Records, or the Akashic Records, or even a fertile imagination.

When attempting to resolve the difference in the 2,000 / 2,500 year time-spans, let's not forget the "overlapping transition periods" that are said to be 250 years or 500 years or something of that order.

Yeah, it's slippin' and a slidin' all over the place, but 2,000 years is a pretty acceptable, rounded-off figure.


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14/04/2009 4:40 pm  
"tai" wrote:
Walter five - no one claimed the term “Aeon” has no connotation to any know time-frame.

Actually, a few people have made this "claim" in various forum threads. I believe there is even a hint of it within this thread, although not attributed directly to yourself.


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14/04/2009 5:44 pm  

"Yeah, it's slippin' and a slidin' all over the place, but 2,000 years is a pretty acceptable, rounded-off figure."

Who says so? Not Crowley. Again, the quote was:

"...the Computation of Time is not here as There"

...so it's likely to do a great deal of slipping and sliding, based less perhaps on fixed astrology and a little more on the speed at which we accelerate our spiritual evolution on this planet.


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14/04/2009 6:27 pm  

This matter of the Aeons is a fascinating one. There is reference somewhere in the New Comment to the Aeon of Horus collapsing within 500 years unless what Crowley regarded as the work of preparation was not undertaken correctly. It was the belief of Charles Stansfeld Jones (Frater Achad) that he detected the incoming of the Aeon of Maat (more particularly the Aeon of Ma, its Lesser Cycle) in April 1948.

Taken in conjunction with the remark from the Old Comment highlighted above by Aleisterion, the correspondence of the aeons to astronomical epochs seems questionable.

Ecstatically a-slither,

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"MichaelStaley" wrote:
This matter of the Aeons is a fascinating one. There is reference somewhere in the New Comment to the Aeon of Horus collapsing within 500 years unless what Crowley regarded as the work of preparation was not undertaken correctly. It was the belief of Charles Stansfeld Jones (Frater Achad) that he detected the incoming of the Aeon of Maat (more particularly the Aeon of Ma, its Lesser Cycle) in April 1948.

Taken in conjunction with the remark from the Old Comment highlighted above by Aleisterion, the correspondence of the aeons to astronomical epochs seems questionable.

Ecstatically a-slither,

Michael.

What you find fascinating I do not, and what I find awesome you do not. 😛

Personally Im more concerned about now and the immediate future than the past Aeons but hey, thats me.

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14/04/2009 7:52 pm  

"Personally Im more concerned about now and the immediate future than the past Aeons but hey, thats me."

It's important to know from where we come in order to avoid heading back into the same pitfalls as before. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." (Santayana)


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14/04/2009 8:19 pm  
"Aleisterion" wrote:
"Personally Im more concerned about now and the immediate future than the past Aeons but hey, thats me."

It's important to know from where we come in order to avoid heading back into the same pitfalls as before. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." (Santayana)

Unless you create strange, abstract, broad over-generalizations that distort history. If you remember history wrong youre still condemned to repeat it.

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14/04/2009 8:42 pm  
"IAO131" wrote:
What you find fascinating I do not, and what I find awesome you do not. 😛

Yes, let's call the whole thing off.

Aloft the crested worm,

Michael.


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14/04/2009 9:25 pm  

Sphinx wrote (Apr 14): "...the Chinese do not have a fable/myth/history that identifiies the flood of Noah..."

Actually there is a reason for the lack of any type of a Chinese "Deluge" or "Flood" story. The Chinese Calendar began in 2640 bce, this while the "Flood" was supposed to have long been over by then. Also, the flood occured West of the Himilayan Mountain Range, even as the Torah records that people came to the Migdal ("L-D-G-M", nv 77, equivalent with "AaZ"--'Z-Aa", "Mighty", "to take refuge") Babel from all over the world WESTWARD "from the East" ("mikadem"). Geologically speaking, the Fertile Crescent underwent a 600 year drought from ~3300 to 2700 bce, followed by a period of volatile inundation throughout the Fertile Cresent. The Deluge occured, roughly, within this period of the Great Indundation of the Fertile Crescent. Joe


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14/04/2009 11:51 pm  
"IAO131" wrote:
"Aleisterion" wrote:
"Personally Im more concerned about now and the immediate future than the past Aeons but hey, thats me."

It's important to know from where we come in order to avoid heading back into the same pitfalls as before. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." (Santayana)

Unless you create strange, abstract, broad over-generalizations that distort history. If you remember history wrong youre still condemned to repeat it.

IAO131

Yes, well I still enjoy wading through your posts to see the clever sign-offs.

Regarding flood myths from around the world: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/flood-myths.html

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15/04/2009 12:31 am  

I think this is why strict adherence to cosmic clock aeonics is taught, despite its flaws. If we deviate from this at all, the next thing you know is "Jones detected something" and after a while we have several new aeons running concurrently, and the point is lost completely. "Ya give 'em an inch..."


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15/04/2009 2:47 am  
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"tai" wrote:
Walter five - no one claimed the term “Aeon” has no connotation to any know time-frame.

Actually, a few people have made this "claim" in various forum threads. I believe there is even a hint of it within this thread, although not attributed directly to yourself.

Hmmmmm the only person who comes close to making that assertion is Alrah, but her distinction between kairos (Being time) and chronos (chronological time) is actually a good explanation. Crowley’s concept of aeonic succession only makes sense in the context of the timeless collective unconscious vs. time and causality-conditioned consciousness. As his astral communications with Soror Fidelis revealed, time is an odd thing and does not operate in a neat cause and effect manner (Confessions, Chapter 53), a fact that does not invalidate the “objectivity” of their communications.

The task of the Magister Templi is to set forth his or her understanding of the universe and utter their Word for the aeon (think of the MT as someone helping the planet evolve toward cosmic consciousness). Part of attainment to Binah includes understanding the nature of time and collective unconscious, assessing the evolution of the planet, being able to foresee and predict the incoming zeitgeist. There are plenty of cranks who have uttered their Word, but whether we pay any attention to, or feel the urge to crucify them, depends on their attainment. Heraclitus was not implying aeonic succession is random, but rather dependent on rare individuals who attain to these levels every few thousand years (“kingship belongs to the child”). On the other hand, ascertaining which child will initiate the next aeonic shift may be compared to a game of dice. Crowley carefully details his childhood and life, leading up to the Cairo Working, to record the conditions that led to his attainment.


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16/04/2009 2:03 am  

tai.....its The Magus that utters the Word.


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16/04/2009 6:18 am  

Thanks for that correction. It makes sense that Chokmah would be the sephira from which the Word is uttered that is then received into the understanding and time of Binah, impregnating her, so to speak.


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17/04/2009 6:04 am  

Dwtw

There is often speculation that 'aeons' may be linked to astrological cycles, specifically, the precession of the equinoxes.

The current estimate for the length of time for one full cycle of precession is 25,771.5 years.

One-twelfth of this would then be the length of time it takes the equinoctial point to precess through one zodiac sign out of twelve.

25,771.5 / 12 = 2147.625 years.

So our current best estimate is that there are 2147 years and 228 days in one 'Aeon', if we equate an Aeon with one twelfth of the precession cycle.

Hipparchus is generally credited with discovering precession, which he did by observing a pair of lunar eclipses, the last of which was on March 21, 135 BCE.

Adding the number of years in an 'Aeon' to this, (and remember there is no 'year 0' in the Gregorian calendar), we arrive at November 4, 2012.

I think this is sufficiently close to the date of Dec. 21, 2012, the end of the Maya calendar, to be of great interest.

What makes this phenomenon even more interesting is that the Long Count of the Maya calendar is apparently related to the precession cycle, being one-fifth of the length of the whole cycle, as they calculated it.

Keeping in mind that the exact length of precession can only be approximated, and that it may actually change over time, we can say that between the time of the discovery of precession and the end of the Maya calendar, the equinox has precessed through 30 degrees of the zodiac circle, and one 'Aeon' has been completed.

Litlluw

R. Leo Gillis


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17/04/2009 7:02 pm  

Thanks for the precise picture, Leo. We pretty much know when to "party like it's 1999." 🙂


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17/04/2009 7:14 pm  

Lol - and they still haven't collided the beams of the Large Hadron at CERN... nice publicity with the 'oooh we've switched it on', and then the public fell asleep again thinking the thing was safe, but it ain't over till the fat lady sings and they collide the beams.


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04/01/2019 4:14 pm  

Belenos wrote: [ nearly 10 yrs , an aeon ago 🙂 ]

According to Crowley, the Aeon of Horusended on the Spring Equinox of 1904, an Aeon which began with the end of the Aeon of Isis, sometime in the 7th Century bce....

Intrigued...would like to know how that conclusion, as an ending date was reached...or is that an error and should read 'begin'? Seems obvious though that it isnt an error?


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04/01/2019 5:00 pm  

p: According to Crowley, the Aeon of Horusended on the Spring Equinox of 1904

Well that's interesting.

Do you have some citation or quotation to reference in respect of said "ending"?

Because everything else he wrote clearly announces that "Ra-Hoor-Khuit hath taken his seat in the East at the Equinox of the Gods."


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