-From The Original Diaries of Dr. Johnathan Stuart 1951
Dr Stuart was the builder of Stuart House
to the tradition of the greater left hand path. The Dark Gods are those
actual entities which exist in those noneulidean, or more accurately,
acausal parallel, universes. According to our linear, causal,
perception, these beings may be regarded as “timeless” and “chaotic”.
Since our consciousness is by its nature are only partly acausal, these
entities may become manifest for us – or rather may be partly perceived
by us – if we possess the keys to reach the appropriate levels of
is termed The Abyss, that great quantum divide AND bridge, that
separates our ordinary, everyday, causal consciousness from the
consciousness (and thus madness) of the Dark Gods. The ordeal of the
Abyss involves confronting these entities, and accepting them for what
they are: that is, unbound by our illusion of opposites and the alleged
conflict between “good and evil”.
We few true
Mages, as greater beings amongst this mass of flesh that calls itself Homo Sapiens. We are charged with a great destiny.
primary aim is to be the genesis of a new human species – a new type, a
new breed, of human beings – it is to be expected, and indeed
necessary, that our means, our ways, are selective over a period of
linear Time. We Mages are the sculptors of that river of flesh. To
actively go forth and imbue those able with the acausal energies drawn
from beyond The Abyss.
addition, there will also be some who, despite their potential and the
promise they may show, cannot adapt to the changes required to become
part of this new breed. To use a rather inexact but otherwise
appropriate metaphor, some human beings -who I term “
cannot be assimilated into our new sinister collective, our élite,
because they, for whatever biological or other reason, do not or cannot
change in flux with us and in flux with acausal energies presenced over
periods of causal Time.
That is, they “
The Flesh” lack or cannot acquire our needed ability to adapt, to evolve, as we, of the New Collective,
adapt and have over the years and the decades of causal Time because of
our basal, sinister, Dark, acausally-imbued, nature: which is that of a
new living-being presenced in the causal continuum, currently only
presenced here, on this planet we call Earth.
We – collectively – are a whole new type of living-being, which is why I said that the metaphor (μεταφορά) was both somewhat inexact, and yet otherwise appropriate.
shall forge a new breed of humans. A new race that shall harness the
power of the quantum and all lesser beings shall be cast aside, like so
Abyss is where the causal and the acausal meet; a nexus of temporal and
spatial dimensions. Because of the nature of our consciousness, the
Abyss lies latent within all of us – that is, our consciousness consists
of both causal and acausal aspects. In this sense, we are all
‘Gates’/to the acausal dimensions, although this Gate – and the pathways
leading to/from it – often lies undiscovered. Magickal training is
essentially the discovery, exploration and use of these pathways.
causally, the Abyss lies between the spheres of the Sun and Mars in the
Septenary Tree of Wyrd, and the ‘Entering the Abyss’ is that stage of
magickal development which distinguishes the Master/Mistress from the
Adept. The experience of the Abyss – which the Grade Ritual ‘Entering
the Abyss’ begins – is fundamentally a destruction of the self-image
which the Grade Ritual of Internal Adept created and which was glimpsed
during the External Adept rite. It is also the destruction of all
personal illusions regarding opposites: the final ‘withdrawing of
projections’. In essence, the Internal Adept has learnt (mainly through
the Grade Ritual) to withdraw the projections of the ‘ego’ from other
individuals – that is, there is an understanding of individuals as those
individuals are in essence: without the distortion of one’s own
passions/ideas/prejudices and without the distortions of other people’s
ideas/judgements and so on. The experience of the Abyss takes this a
stage further – there is a withdrawal of all personal projections made
by every individual upon others/ the ‘cosmos’ and so on: both personal
and impersonal. Thus, the essence is apprehended behind the appearance which the causal produces because it is the causal. Put very simply, the Abyss is the beginning of acausal perception.
perception implies a complete understanding of oneself, one’s wyrd, as
well as an understanding of others, of aeonic influences, and of the
‘cosmos’ itself – the beginnings of wisdom…Yet this does not mean a
negation of individuality. Rather, it is an enhancement of
consciousness. This is so because the Abyss is also the Tree of Wyrd
itself – all the spheres and the pathways in both their individual and
aeonic forms: the ‘individual forms’ being Jungian-type archetypes (and
the experiences/understanding appropriate to these) on a personal level,
and the ‘aeonic forms’ being aeonic/cultural myths and images on a
suprs-personal level, in both ’sinister’ and ‘light’ aspects. Further,
the Abyss is also a direct opening or ‘Gate’ to the acausal dimensions.
ritual of the Abyss implies an acceptance of acausal energies as those
energies are – that is, without any ‘abstract’, personal or judgemental
views. It is a letting ‘in’ of those Null, Chaotic energies without any
hindrance. This of course can be dangerous, but the preparation reduces
this danger as well as making possible an understanding of those
energies and the ‘forms’ that may or may not assume in both the causal
and acausal worlds. This latter point is quite important, because there
have been many who, unprepared, having experienced some acausal energies
via entering the Abyss too soon. Quite often, the result of this
premature magickal experience is madness or extreme personal
disorientation resulting in a ‘possessed’ personal life and/or loss of
vitality; another and frequent result is personal delusion about one’s
own abilities and understanding, both personal and magickal.
This understanding of the acausal, vital to a ’successful’ crossing of the Abyss, derives from the preparation implicit in
having undertaken the Grade Ritual of Internal Adept [that is, in
essence, having spent at least three months alone without any external
influences and without any personal contact] and
having fulfilled the tasks revealed by that Grade Ritual. This
fulfilling of personal tasks (the accomplishment of part of the wyrd of
the individual) is necessary (and it takes from one to many years after
the Grade Ritual of Internal Adept) because it dissipates the energy of
the ’self-image’ that the Grade Ritual produces, preparing thus a
voidness within the Adept.
Adept generally knows when this inner void is reached (in simple terms,
the personal, driving energy is gone through achievement of personal
goals: the reality, of course, is more complicated and here the advice
of a Master/Mistress/Magus is often sought).
ritual of the Abyss is simple. The physical part (the walk in the
unspecified time without assistance) is essential preparation for the
‘magickal’ part because it prepares the consciousness in a very specific
way as well as draining the physical resources of the body. To complete
the walk given the conditions stated requires determination – and this
determination is released/abandonment occuring quite naturally because
the physical goal has been achieved. Thus, there is a ‘hidden’ wisdom in
the construction of the rite (as there is in all the Grade Rituals).
physical part also creates – because of the isolation – a feeling
within the individual of being only a part of something more vast, and
it for this reason that the walk is undertaken as far from human
habitation as possible. This isolation, the concentration required to
walk at a pace enabling the goal to be reached within the set time, the
rhythym of walking, the anticipation of the magickal part, all combine
to produce the conditions necessary within the consciousness of the
individual conducive to success.
mentioned above, the Abyss is also an opening into the acausal. The
‘passing of the Abyss’ is the opening of that ‘Gate’ within us. All
magick is a glimpse of the acausal, and the stageswhen the acausal
energies are developed and understood in a progressively more emphatic
manner – that is, they may be seen as ‘pushing that Gate wider and
wider’ – in the passing of the Abyss there is no longer a Gate, but
rather a union or fusion. In another sense, the Seven-Fold Way may be
said to be the creation, within the consciousness of the individual, of
connections or pathways to the acausal – each stage develops more and
more pathways until they form a conduit through which acausal energy
‘flows’. Beyond the Abyss, the individual is part of the acausal ‘flow’
and has achieved the goal of sentinent life. This is really the great
secret of alchemy, of magick and of the Left Hand or Sinister Path
itself – that is, we can create for ourselves another existence in
another ‘universe’ and an existence which continues after our causal
self dies. This means to this existence is simply – the Seven-Fold Way.
to tradition, the Abyss is also presenced physically in our causal
universe. That is, terrestrial and ‘Space’ or ‘Star’ Gates exist where
the two universes are joined. In reality, the terrestrial Gates may be
used to be points where the causal and acausal come close in contact:
where there is ’seepage’ of acausal energy to alter the causal (and thus
the individuals in the world).