Babalon Working


Babalon Working

The Babalon Working was a series of magick ceremonies or rituals commenced on March 2, 1946 by Jack Parsons, essentially designed to manifest an individual incarnation of the archetypal divine feminine called Babalon, as well as to catalyze the reification of that force as it exists latently in every man and woman.Fact|date=February 2008

During the ceremony L. Ron Hubbard acted as a scribe noting the results of the magical workings. Marjorie Cameron participated as Parsons' sex magical partner. The rituals performed drew largely upon the Enochian magical system devised by Dr. John Dee and Sir Edward Kelley. They also drew heavily from rituals and sex magick described by Aleister Crowley, who in turn borrowed many aspects of his Babalon from combining the Babylonian goddess IshtarFact|date=February 2008 with the figure of Mystery Babylon, the "Great Whore" in the biblical "Book of Revelation".

A brief text entitled "The Book of Babalon", or "Liber 49", was written by Jack Parsons as a transmission from the goddess or force called Babalon received by him during the Babalon Working. Parsons said that "Liber 49" constituted a fourth chapter of "Liber AL Vel Legis (The Book of the Law)", the holy text of Thelema.

In the gematria of Hermetic Qabalah, Aleister Crowley equated the number 156 with Babalon (equating the letter 'o' with the Hebrew letter "Ayin" which has the value 70). In Enochian, "Babalon" means "wicked". "Babalond" means "a harlot".

References

*Staley, Michael (1989). [http://user.cyberlink.ch/~koenig/dplanet/staley/staley11.htm The Babalon Working] in "Starfire" (Vol. 1, No. 3). London: BCM Starfire.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Babalon — also known as The Scarlet Woman, The Great Mother, or the Mother of Abominations is a goddess found in the mystical system of Thelema, which was established in 1904 with Aleister Crowley s writing of The Book of the Law. In her most abstract form …   Wikipedia

  • John Whiteside Parsons — Jack Parsons Born Marvel Whiteside Parsons October 2, 1914(1914 10 02) Died June 17, 1952(1952 06 17) (age …   Wikipedia

  • Marjorie Cameron — Parsons Born 1922 Belle Plaine, Iowa, USA Died 1995 (73) Los Angeles, California, USA Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel (1922 1995) was an artist, occultist, actress, and wife of rocket pioneer and occultist Jack Parsons. Cameron played a major… …   Wikipedia

  • Thelemic mysticism — Thelema Category:Thelema Core topics The Book of the Law Aleister Crowley True Will · …   Wikipedia

  • Aleister Crowley — Crowley in 1906 Born Edward Alexander Crowley 12 October 1875(1875 10 12) Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Parsons — John Whiteside Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons on October 2, 1914 ndash; died June 17, 1952), was an American rocket propulsion researcher at the California Institute of Technology and co founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and… …   Wikipedia

  • Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica — For other Gnostic churches, see Gnostic church (disambiguation). Thelema Category:Thelema Core topics The Book of the L …   Wikipedia

  • Night of Pan — Thelema Category:Thelema Core topics The Book of the Law Aleister Crowley True Will · …   Wikipedia

  • Baphomet — For other uses, see Baphomet (disambiguation). The 19th century image of a Sabbatic Goat, created by Eliphas Lévi. The arms bear the Latin words SOLVE (dissolve) and COAGULA (congeal). Baphomet (English pronunciation: /ˈbæfɵmɛt/, from …   Wikipedia

  • Sex magic — For the Red Hot Chili Peppers album, see Blood Sugar Sex Magik. For the Ciara song, see Love Sex Magic. Sex magic is a term for various types of sexual activity used in magical, ritualistic or otherwise religious and spiritual pursuits. One… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.