A∴A∴

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The A∴A∴ is a spiritual organization described in 1907 by occultist Aleister Crowley.wikipedia
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Aleister Crowley

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The A∴A∴ is a spiritual organization described in 1907 by occultist Aleister Crowley. The outer college in its modern form was formulated in 1907 by Aleister Crowley and George Cecil Jones, claiming authority from Aiwass (the Author of The Book of the Law) and other Secret Chiefs of the planetary spiritual order after the schism in and subsequent collapse of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn at the turn of the Twentieth century.
In 1907, he and George Cecil Jones co-founded an esoteric order, the A∴A∴, through which they propagated Thelema.

George Cecil Jones

The outer college in its modern form was formulated in 1907 by Aleister Crowley and George Cecil Jones, claiming authority from Aiwass (the Author of The Book of the Law) and other Secret Chiefs of the planetary spiritual order after the schism in and subsequent collapse of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn at the turn of the Twentieth century.
George Cecil Jones, Jr. (10 January 1873 – 30 October 1960), ) was a British chemist, occultist, one time member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and co-founder of the magical order A∴A∴.

Phyllis Seckler

Soror Meral
Soror Estai's one student, Phyllis Seckler (Soror Meral), founded College of Thelema in 1973 and (with James A. Eshelman and Anna-Kria King) founded Temple of Thelema in 1987.
Phyllis Evalina Seckler (June 18, 1917 – May 31, 2004), also known as Soror Meral, ninth degree (IX°) member of the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and a lineage holder in the A∴A∴ tradition.

Secret Chiefs

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The outer college in its modern form was formulated in 1907 by Aleister Crowley and George Cecil Jones, claiming authority from Aiwass (the Author of The Book of the Law) and other Secret Chiefs of the planetary spiritual order after the schism in and subsequent collapse of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn at the turn of the Twentieth century.
Several 19th and 20th century occultists claimed to belong to or to have contacted these Secret Chiefs and made these communications known to others, including H.P. Blavatsky (who called them the "Tibetan Masters" or Mahatmas), C.W. Leadbeater and Alice A. Bailey (who called them Masters of the Ancient Wisdom), Guy Ballard and Elizabeth Clare Prophet (who called them Ascended Masters), Aleister Crowley (who used the term to refer to members of the upper three grades of his order, A∴A∴ ), Dion Fortune (who called them the "esoteric order"), and Max Heindel (who called them the "Elder Brothers").

The Book of the Law

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The outer college in its modern form was formulated in 1907 by Aleister Crowley and George Cecil Jones, claiming authority from Aiwass (the Author of The Book of the Law) and other Secret Chiefs of the planetary spiritual order after the schism in and subsequent collapse of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn at the turn of the Twentieth century. The principal holy book of the A∴A∴ is the book Crowley called "AL" and "Liber Legis", technically called "Liber AL vel Legis sub figura CCXX as delivered by 93=418 to DCLXVI", whose scriptural title is The Book of the Law, by which name the Book is most commonly known and referred to.
Note, moreover, with what greedy vanity I claim authorship even of all the other A∴A∴ Books in Class A, though I wrote them inspired beyond all I know to be I. Yet in these Books did Aleister Crowley, the master of English both in prose and in verse, partake insofar as he was That.

Marcelo Ramos Motta

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Several lineages run through pupils of Marcelo Ramos Motta, such as Ray Eales, David Bersson and J. Daniel Gunther Motta was a student of Germer.
Marcelo Ramos Motta (June 27, 1931 – August 26, 1987) was a Thelemic writer from Brazil, and member of A∴A∴.

Charles Stansfeld Jones

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Other lineages run through Grady McMurtry and Charles Stansfeld Jones.
An early aspirant to A∴A∴ (the 20th to be admitted as a Probationer, in December 1909) who "claimed" the grade of Magister Templi as a Neophyte.

Jane Wolfe

One such lineage descends from Crowley's student, actress Jane Wolfe (known as Soror Estai).
In Cefalu Wolfe was admitted to the A∴A∴ by Crowley, taking the magickal name Soror Estai.

Holy Guardian Angel

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Within the system of the magical Order A∴A∴ founded by Aleister Crowley, one of the two most important goals is to consciously connect with one’s Holy Guardian Angel, representative of one's truest divine nature: a process termed “Knowledge and Conversation.”

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

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The outer college in its modern form was formulated in 1907 by Aleister Crowley and George Cecil Jones, claiming authority from Aiwass (the Author of The Book of the Law) and other Secret Chiefs of the planetary spiritual order after the schism in and subsequent collapse of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn at the turn of the Twentieth century.

Gerald Suster

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Another lineage links itself to Crowley through Israel Regardie and his pupil Gerald Suster, claiming that Regardie joined the A∴A∴ when he became Crowley’s secretary in 1928, but distanced himself from the organisation when the two men parted company four years later in 1932.
Suster made great progress in A∴A∴, and became a well-known figure in the London occult and pagan scenes.

Abyss (Thelema)

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Success confers graduation into the degree of Magister Templi, or "Master of the Temple."

Rose Cross

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The Zelator also begins to study the formula of the Rosy Cross.
The rosy cross is further symbolic of the grade of Adeptus Minor in the A∴A∴, the Qabalistic sphere of Tiphareth on the Tree of Life, the magical formula INRI, and the concepts of Light (LVX) and Life.

Syncretism

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Its initiations are syncretic, unifying the essence of Theravada Buddhism with Vedantic yoga and ceremonial magic.

Advaita Vedanta

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Its initiations are syncretic, unifying the essence of Theravada Buddhism with Vedantic yoga and ceremonial magic.

Ceremonial magic

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Its initiations are syncretic, unifying the essence of Theravada Buddhism with Vedantic yoga and ceremonial magic.
Among the many organizations which practice forms of ceremonial magic aside from the Golden Dawn are the A∴A∴, Ordo Templi Orientis, and the Builders of the Adytum.

Kabbalah

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The A∴A∴ applies what it describes as mystical and magical methods of spiritual attainment under the structure of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, and aims to research, practise, and teach "scientific illuminism".

Tree of life (Kabbalah)

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The A∴A∴ applies what it describes as mystical and magical methods of spiritual attainment under the structure of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, and aims to research, practise, and teach "scientific illuminism".

Religious text

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The principal holy book of the A∴A∴ is the book Crowley called "AL" and "Liber Legis", technically called "Liber AL vel Legis sub figura CCXX as delivered by 93=418 to DCLXVI", whose scriptural title is The Book of the Law, by which name the Book is most commonly known and referred to.

Ordo Templi Orientis

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In 1919 the O.T.O. considered itself to be a "close ally" of the A∴A∴, both organisations having accepted the authority of the Book of the Law, although the O.T.O., being a temporal and fraternal society, in no way participates in the A∴A∴'s strictly hierarchic and spiritual initiatory program, nor does O.T.O. represent A∴A∴.

Karl Germer

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Following Crowley's death in 1947, his student Karl Germer took over running the outer college of the order, but since Germer's death the situation has been less clear.

Israel Regardie

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Another lineage links itself to Crowley through Israel Regardie and his pupil Gerald Suster, claiming that Regardie joined the A∴A∴ when he became Crowley’s secretary in 1928, but distanced himself from the organisation when the two men parted company four years later in 1932.

Grady Louis McMurtry

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Other lineages run through Grady McMurtry and Charles Stansfeld Jones.

Frank Bennett (occultist)

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There are also lineages descended from Frank Bennett and Rosaleen Norton operating in Australia.

Rosaleen Norton

There are also lineages descended from Frank Bennett and Rosaleen Norton operating in Australia.