Finally, I hope the reader enjoys this magazine and like my previous venture; Red Flame, A Thelemic Research Journal, there are NO DUE DATES. When I finish an issue, I’ll release it and advertise it here on my website and not before.
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This is a magazine about possibilities. Although the cover may dredge up images of something evil or sinister, in point of fact, it is an actual true reflection of the method used in attaining godhood. The illustration is that of a deity known as Baphomet; half myth and bathed in a hundred possibilities regarding his origin and the meaning behind his name. Still, regardless of what historians write, magicians have their own beliefs.
Baphomet is an entity who teaches the measure between Heaven and Earth, the Macrocosm and Microcosm, between us and the Gods.
He is properly called The Father of the Temple of Universal Peace Among Men, which in Latin is Templi Omnium Hominum Pacis Abbas.
The mystery of his name is seen by taking the following eight letters of each Latin word, or TEM O H P AB, and then reversing them to get BAPHOMET. The Temple mentioned is our human body. In many ways Baphomet represents everyone’s daimon or Holy Guardian Angel. He is our internal voice, regardless whether it offers good or bad advice; which simply chatters inside our head; a voice which does not appear to anyone else, but only to the thinker himself. Although he could be, Baphomet is not necessarily malefic, wicked or even an evil inhuman entity. In truth, he is neutral; androgynous, neither male, nor female, but both at the same time; the seed of All possibilities.
In the Introduction to The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage (1898) Samuel L. MacMregor-Mathers informs us that the system of communicating with our Angel enlightens us to the fact that man is merely the “bridge” or “natural controller of the middle nature between the Angels and the Demons, and that therefore to each man is attached naturally both a Guardian Angel and a Malevolent Demon.” He goes on to point out that the Demon “is derived from the Greek Daimon.” Sadly, most individuals who quest for their Angel total ignore the premise that they might have been given a Demon at birth, as well as an Angel. Yet this is one of the most important foundation stones to the sacred art known as the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. In fact, this magickal system is one of the few which acknowledges that man was given a ‘daimon’ but true to form; by the time the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage was written, Christianity had already vilified the daimon into a fallen Angel or Demon. The questions that we will be asking are whether or not this Angel actually fell and if not, does that mean we all have two Angels and, if so, “How do they interrelate?” Ah, so many questions and we shall attempt to answer the majority throughout the first issue of this magazine and in future issues. The bottom line is that Baphomet is neutral and, like our daimon, he can take us to heights of heaven or keep us bound on Earth.
Being both the editor to this magazine and the present head of Grady Louis McMurtry’s AA lineage makes this publication far more ‘personal’ for me than for others, which is why I have chosen the titled CORNELIA. This is a Latin word referring to the feminine gender or opposite of the male equivalent known as Cornelius, which is my last name. The latter represents my mortal shell or the incarnation of J. Edward Cornelius while Cornelia implies, in this case, my eternal female which lies within. Between these two poles lies my ‘genii.’ To the Romans this internal spirit was something fleeting but found in all things. Its whisperings were believed to be the source that guides us in our higher actions. According to Roman Mythology the genii could be a guardian spirit of a person, an object, a place, or even a family. It was said that individuals who accepted the guidance of a particular genii become possessed by extraordinary intellectual and creative powers, the source of which was called the ‘genius.’ The Corneliuses, like every family, are guided by a special ‘genius’ or guardian spirit. In ancient Rome this particular family genius is referred to by the initials GPC or Genius Populi Cornelia, or Genius of the Cornelius People. I have adhered to its whisperings most of my life and this magazine is the teaching tool of my discoveries which I teach within Grady Louis McMurtry’s AA lineage.
Each issue will be 8 ½ x 11 card stock cover. As of July 1st 2006 there are no longer two versions available; we distribute only the one with three staples on left side. The version with holes punched has been eliminated. Sorry but we had to do this due to fraud with some people using the loose pages as 'master' to print free copies for their friends. Each issue will be approximately 50 to 60 pages double sided.
In order for the reader to understand the complex topic regarding the genii I have decided to begin releasing a lengthy series titled IN QUEST OF THE HOLY GUARDIAN ANGEL. The first installment is called ‘The Daimon, Between Good and Evil.’ We shall discuss the neutrality of this entity and why it can be either a blessing or a curse. Early Christians found it easier to simply malign the daimon rather than understand the intricacies of it nature. With this series we will go in-depth into the history of the Angel, where it really functions on the Tree of Life and we will address such daunting questions as: “Is the HGA an objective or subjective reality?” or “Is it our Higher Self?” This series is meant to teach about the entity that has accompanied each and every one of us into our present incarnation and why waiting until one embraces the Qabalistic sphere of Tiphereth (Sun) to commune with the Angel is ‘implied failure.’ It is our belief that in the man of Earth grade a person must begin laying the foundation for angelic communication right and this series will help teach you how you can achieve this goal.
Another equally important series being re-released, by popular demand, will be THE MAGICKAL ESSENCE OF ALEISTER CROWLEY. It originally appeared in Red Flame, A Thelemic Research Journal No.7 (October 12, 1999). The first in this series is titled ‘An Open Letter regarding the Holy Guardian Angel.’ This is a unique series in that we admittedly don’t agree with all our assumptions but acknowledge that we have attempted to embrace as many different thoughts on a given subject as possible in order to create both controversy and discussion. The two Epistles pulled from the original release of RF7 will be included in this series.
Hopefully you, the reader, will appreciate all our endeavors and many others. If you have questions or feel compelled to write regarding anything you read, we can be reached at Cornelius93@aol.com. However, it is important to remember that most of your questions and comments will appear in future issues and will be answered in this forum rather than with a personal reply.
We are releasing these lessons in order for all individuals,
especially those outside our lineage, whether male or female,
to learn how to walk down a road that will inevitably lead them to the 93 Current.
THESE MAGAZINES ARE THE LESSONSOF GRADY LOUIS MCMURTRY'S AA LINEAGE