Esoteric and Philosophical Musings of a Gyrovague
By Tau Palamas
Coalescence is the amalgamation of a set of recondite and metaphysical teachings and artworks of ‡PALAMAS XVI° which comprise the fundamentals of a precise instrument of the Voudon+Gnostic OTOA-LCN called the Ordo Gyrovagus. Grounded in a humanistic, mystical, and living philosophy–and exploring the very heart and soul of esotericism–Coalescence picks up where Syzygy left off: developing the inner life and practice of the gyrovague; opening a clear path of personal Masonic integration; exploring the nature of aesthetic mysticism; and providing a set of initiatory rituals as vehicles for expansion.
Duly and truly prepared, with a sharpened intelligence which can link scenes, colors, shapes, and forms immediately to a world of correspondences (which suggest the underlying fundamental unity of being), the initiate makes meaning of the phantasmagoria—which, in turn, causes changes to the fluidic and malleable substance of the dreamscape itself. Then, with the audacity and authority of an ancient magus, the initiate wields the true sword of every student of the mysteries: the sovereign will. Suddenly, within what was once a surrealistic landscape with chaotic portents and confusing bits of data strewn about in a gravity- less atmosphere, there appears a dimension worthy of exploration, a state of being with secrets, information, and lessons to be learned, and beings to interact and travel further with. Such is the lifting of the veil…
Limited to 100 Regular Edition copies
Printed on a fine paper with a laid pattern reminiscent of the paper used in Europe in the 12th-19th centuries. Sewn by hand through the fold giving the book strength and durability while allowing the book to open elegantly & rounded and backed by hand in the traditional manner. Silk moire end sheets, and the cover is a fine book cloth adorned with gold stamping with artwork from the author. Profusely illustrated throughout with an additional three fold out color plates.
10 Deluxe Editions – SOLD OUT
Deluxe Editions are published in polished calf with a bookmark ribbon and an author signed bookplate.
EXPANDED SECOND EDITION
Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays
By Tau Palamas
The two worlds of Voudon and Gnosis merged together within the unique expression of a religious community called the Monastery of the Seven Rays. Having a history that is as colorful and mysterious as the variety of individuals involved in this esoteric movement of the spirit, the Monastery stands apart from traditional expressions of monasticism in the East and in the West by existing on a physical plane, but more especially by also being a psycho-spiritual locale, accessible to all who knock upon her celestial doors. For each Postulant of this Monastery there is a particular work to do, a particular Gnostic space to dwell within, and a particular sacred injunction to fulfill for the betterment of the globe. SYZYGY by Tau Palamas is one such legacy. It is simply the reflections of one student of this delightful and challenging superstructure of mind.
–The Monastery of the Seven Rays.
“This true Labor of Love offers one of the best introductions to our School and Work that we’ve read. From the curious seeker to the seasoned Pilgrim on the Path, there is guidance and illumination in this volume which will speak time and again to the deepest levels of spiritual longing…With gratitude to Tau Palamas, we whole heartedly recommend SYZYGY as one of the best books of the year!”
–Kyle Fite, SGM, Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua & La Couleuvre Noire
“A wonderful exposition and elaboration of the Monastery of Seven Rays material through the eyes of a true modern-day Christian mystic! I highly recommend it to anyone studying the work of Michael Bertiaux, but the Opus stands alone in that you could create a system of Work from this book alone! For those interested in Martinism and Ecclesiastical Gnosticism this book is also of great value, and certainly compliments the work of L’Ordre Martinesiste de Chenu (it is on the reading list)! Highly recommended!”
–Kevin Davis, Sov. Insp. V°, Ordre Martinesiste de Chenu
Spirit Builders – Deluxe Edition
A Free Illuminist Approach to the Antient & Primitive Rite of Memphis+Misraim
Written & Illustrated by +PALAMAS
SPIRIT BUILDERS explores a radical expression of a little known branch of mystical Freemasonry for men and women, and provides a ritual monitor and guide for those desirous of practicing this avant-garde system.
Book One—In Free Communion, explores the movement of Free Illuminism, its central tenents, the spiritual transmissions it has inherited, the nature of the points-chauds empowerments & the rela- tionship of the Rites of Memphis+Misraim with these same empowerments.
Book Two—The Violet Lodge, provides a complete three-degree system for working bodies to fully integrate the points empowerments in a Lodge setting.
Book Three—Hauts Grades, includes a complete ritual monitor & guide for working all 97 Degrees of the Antient & Primitive Rite of Memphis+Misriam, according to the Ecclesiastical Revision of 1921-22, and as expounded upon by Free Illuminists in the Jean-Maine lineage. Book Three also functions as one of the expressions of the intuitional instrumentations of the INNER RETREAT as found in the Third Year Course of the Monastery of the Seven Rays.
Appendices include an Afterword by T Allen Greenfield, an Elemental Mass of the Misraim and multiple essays by Free Illuminists from around the globe who are experimenting with the points- chauds empowerments.
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Lovingly hand bound in full grain calf, spine hubs, gilt stamping on interior and exterior,
multiple silk bookmark ribbons, hand marbled endsheets, additional note sheets, and metal clasps.
Limited to 19 copies only!
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Qliphoth IV “QUINTESSENCE”
The Hidden Temple Ov The Blackened Serpent
“Within the darkness of the Abyss, lies the whispered chant of the Blackened Serpent…”
Bound in Full Black Leather, Raised Spine Bands, Silk Bookmark.
Limited to 111 hand numbered exemplars accented with Egyptian Scarab Beetle Finish; 69 editions in Blood Offering Crimson Finish; and 25 Deluxe Slip Case Editions. Each Volume Embossed with original art by Edgar Kerval.
The Blackened Serpent lies coiled inside, ready to strike with deadly accuracy; the ignorance of the Initiate who wanders careless. If one is to walk this perilous path, it is best done with a sharp intuition and mind alike. For if this warning is not headed; Midnight’s Serpent will most certainly consume one from within…