wharperphoto:

Amelia Enters the Garden, William Harper

"Here I would suggest that Crowley’s sexual magick is a striking illustration of what Georges Bataille calls the power of transgression, which is a central aspect of eroticism, religious ritual and mystical experience alike. Transgression, Bataille argues, is not simple hedonism or unrestrained sexual license; rather, its power lies in the dialectic or “play” (le jeu) between taboo and transgression, through which one systematically constructs and then oversteps all laws. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the case of eroticism. Not a matter of simple nudity, eroticism arises in the dialectic of veiling and revealing, clothing and striptease, between the creation of sexual taboos and the exhilarating experience of overstepping them. So too, in ecstatic mystical experience or religious rites (such as blood sacrifices, carnivals, etc.), one must first create an aura of purity and sanctity before one can defile it with violence, transgression or the overturning of law. “The prohibition is there to be violated;” rules are made to be broken, for it is the experience of over-stepping limits that brings the blissful sense of continuity and communion with the Other."

— Hugh Urban, Unleashing the Beast: Aleister Crowley, Tantra and Sex Magic in Late Victorian England (via iopanosiris)

(via rufus666)

Sigil ov Three Liquids (2/23) Performed with niaskotl on the 23rd of August at 11PM

First 23rd, 23:00 Practice

kier-cs:

by kier cooke sandvik
Altar

magictransistor:

Marc Chagall, Lamon Discovers Daphnis (Daphnis and Chloé), color lithograph, 1961.