HFCB, Published Vernal Equinox 2016. Limited to 93 copies.Bound in silver grey cloth hardcovers, titles printed via letterpress then stamped in silver with the seal of the A.’.A.’. black Fabriano endpapers, book printed onto quality paper with sewn sections. Over 400 pages and diagrams, including 15 illustrations and a complete bibliography of references. As New/Fine.
Pyrammidos examines Aleister Crowley’s Pyramidos Ritual DCLXXI from its origins in the magical instructions of the hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn to its use as the Neophyte Initiation Ceremony of Crowley’s magical order A.’.A.’.. The Golden Dawn system of symbolism is detailed to provide an in depth description of the original ceremony of First Initiation upon which the Beast based Ritual 671. The complete text of the Pyramidos Ritual is included along with several of the earlier ceremonies that were incorporated in its composition. Pyramidos: Self Initiation in the Aeon of Horus includes 15 illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography.
The Pyramidos Ceremony is included in its fully expanded form and the symbolism of the ritual is explained in detail. There is also a comprehensive examination of the Golden Dawn Neophyte Ceremony. Pyramidosis is a handbook for the performance of this central ceremony of modern Hermetic magick as well as incorporating several complete magick ceremonies which are discussed in the text.
The Pyramidos Ritual is a fundamental component of Aleister Crowley’s comprehensive system of magick. This truly original magick ceremony is an effective initiation ritual and forms a cornerstone in the practice of modern Hermetic magick. The Pyramidos Ritual, based on the Neophyte initiation ceremony of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, is drawn on throughout the magical practices of the Great Beast 666, and is one of his most dynamic ceremonial compositions.
Pyramidos traces the history and development of this fundamental magical ceremony from its earliest origins in the famed Golden Dawn Cipher Documents, through Crowley’s first attempts to codify a system of magick in the Order of the Lamp of the Invisible Light to the final composition of the Pyramidos Ritual as the jewel in the crown of Crowley’s own magical order.
D.G. Mattichak Jr. is a well known occultist with over 30 years of experience in the study and practice of Hermetic ceremonial magick. He is an author, freelance writer and blogger and has written extensively on many occult topics including Qabalah, Tarot, magick as well as Thelema and the Aeon of Horus. Sadly David Mattichak has now passed away untimely after producing this magnificent and enduring legacy.