A∴A∴

syncretic, initiatory magical order (also known as Argenteum Astrum)

The A∴A∴ (Latin: Argenteum Astrum[1] or Greek: Άστρον Αργόν,[2] "Astron Argon", both literally; "Silver star", alternately, Latin: Arcanum Arcanorum,[3] is a magical order created by Aleister Crowley in 1907 after leaving the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.[4] It is a Thelemic magical fraternity in which the holy book of the order is The Book of the Law. Its motto is: "The method of science, the aim of religion."[5] While the AA∴ was not part of Ordo Templi Orientis, the O.T.O. did consider the A∴A∴ to be a close ally.[6]

Various lineages of the A∴A∴ survive today that can be traced back to the founders Aleister Crowley and George Cecil Jones.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Llewellyn Encyclopedia
  2. TOTSE
  3. Thelema.org
  4. Colin Wilson, Nature of the Beast; page 88
  5. James Wasserman, Practice of the Magical Diary; page 19
  6. Equinox Vol III No. I Pg. 198

SourcesEdit

  • Crowley, Aleister (1990). "An Account of A∴A∴" in The Equinox (Vol. I, No. 1). York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser.
  • Wasserman, James (2004). "Introduction" in Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary. York Beach, ME: Redwheel/Weiser

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