New eras and forms of work ask for their own kind of emphasis and focus, and now the time has come to leave one of our most visible discussion platforms behind. The forums served us for thirteen years, and have now been closed and archived. The vastness, depth and value shared in the discussion is nevertheless something we want to preserve for everyone to access in the future, so the archives will be left open in their old address. We thank you all who participated in the discussion.
The Star of Azazel Podcast is finally published!
The Serpent & The Star is a podcast on theistic satanism and occultism. With a basis in the philosophy of the Star of Azazel the podcast discuss all things related to these topics. The podcast is closely tied to Lodge Salome.
New episodes are published approximately every three months. You can listen to the podcast on its website: www.theserpentandthestar.com.
It’s also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and the likes.
Also on Youtube (audio only).
Lodges section of the web page received a new set of classifications according to lodge’s status of activity. The point is to make it easier for newcomers to apply a membership in a lodge the established way and pace of action could perhaps fit the applicants own will for active participation. If an interesting lodge don’t have as active status as one would hope, it might be wise to consider applying membership from another one, or multiple lodges at once.
A third number of the first article anthology series in English, coming out of the Star of Azazel’s circles, sees its light of the day on 10th of October. Pre-orders can be placed at the Viides Askel web store. For interested parties in North America, a limited number of copies will be available also from the Protogonos Distripution’s web store in due time.
Two new articles addded to the article section touching the topic of Hermeticism. The fifth part of ‘A New Path’ series opens up the definitions and meanings of Hermeticism in Graal lodge and gives one example on how a lodge could structure its Hermeticism. Under the theme of Hermeticism the second article, a translation of Johannes Nefastos’ commentary on H.P. Blavatsky’s article ‘Practical Occultism’, can be seen as a peek on how Blavatskian Theosophy seeked to prepare individuals for something reminiscent of Hermeticism.
A new translation article on sexuality is finally available in the article section. The dialogue on Sexuality of an Occultist brings out different factors, notions, and relations between principles and practice, an occultist will probably come to meet in one form or another when the questions of sexuality become more relevant on ones path.
Recently founded lodge Salome, focusing on a new kind of international work, has now an introduction in the lodge section. Additionally Lucifer lodges English introduction has been updated, and the prevously non-public Chántra lodge, focusing on ritual magic with the theme of healing, has been listed amongst the lodges.
In addition to the more poetic text published on the Eve of the Winter Solstice, we have a new translation on an older, yet central text that has unfortunately remained beyond crasps of international readers. Truthfulness as a Spiritual Practice draws attention to practical aspects of one of the points of the Hieroglyphic Key – a central concept in the occult practice of the Star of Azazel.
On this Eve of the Winter Solstice of 2020 we celebrate the moment of celestial procession by publishing a poetic piece The Secret of Azazel on this site. The solstice is made special this year by the simultaneous Great Conjunction where the celestial bodies of Jupiter and Saturn align in the sky. From celestial to fraternal and from fraternal to individual spheres, we wish a meaningful day of celebration to all!
November has brought us the translations of Cartazon, a study on the monoceros symbolism of the Left-Hand Path, and the 4th part of the ‘A New Path‘ article series familiarizing readers with the Graal lodge structures and work methods. The monthly article updates, the year 2020 has brought, was planned to continue to the end of the year, but will likely continue a bit over to the year 2021.