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The Zoetic Grimoire of Zos by Austin Osman Spare 1886 - 1956

 

SYNOPSIS OF THE SABBATH

THEORY OF FORMULA:

Differentiation is the stimulus of recreation, hence perversions and contra-practices are used to that end. Ceremony and Ritual are the matrices of form and order, the thesis being that by the act of 'as if' the wish is fleshed when magically charged. The act of exuviations is by transference to the powers of elemental automata as delegated by the obsessive mind. Thus reality may obtain, and for a while serve its own purpose. The ecstatic moment is used as the fecund instant of wish-endowment; for at that period of reality, the Will, Desire, and Belief are aligned and in unison. Faith is a form of compulsory autohypnosis which may build up and enter belief. The great believers have no need of faith—and we are all convinced by the flesh of things.

THE AFFIRMATION CREED