Transformative Initiation for Witches

The Art of Mastering Inner Change


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250 Pages


6 x 9


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Frater Barrabbas Tiresius is a practicing ritual magician who has studied magic and the occult for over forty years. He believes that ritual magic is a discipline whose mystery is unlocked by continual practice and by occult experiences and revelations. Frater Barrabbas believes that traditional approaches should be balanced with creativity and experimentation, and that no occult or magical tradition is exempt from changes and revisions. Frater Barrabbas is also the founder of a magical order called the Order of the Gnostic Star and he is an elder and lineage holder in the Alexandrian tradition of Witchcraft.

Mysteries of transformative initiation are found in the cycle of the hero and the heroine and expressed in the twenty-two trumps of the tarot. For the first time, they are brought together. Mastering the process of psychic transformation and wielding the powers of self-initiation are taught in this book.

Self Initiation Made Accessible

Initiation is one of the most mysterious and most documented of the traditional practices of Witchcraft. What is not well known is that behind the scripted initiations are the symbols of transformation encapsulated in the twenty-two tarot trumps of the Major Arcana. Initiations follow the literary cycle of the hero and the heroine, and combined with the trumps, produces a system of magic used to trigger and wield the powers of psychic transformation. Additionally, this book analyzes the traditional scripted initiations of Witchcraft, their relationship to Masonic initiations, and produces new practices like the periodic dedication rite, the third-degree ordeal, self-initiation of the four elements, the rumored fourth and fifth degrees, and the initiation mysteries of a Witchcraft inner order. Most importantly, this book gives the reader the ability to direct and shape their own inner cycles of transformation so that they might master the art of inner change for themselves and their students. The whole purpose of directing and shaping inner change is to assist in the overall process of achieving a sustainable mind-state of conscious ascension. The rituals and practices in this book give the reader, for the first time, the ability to design, write, perform, and realize the powers of psychic transformation and initiation.

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