Charles Stansfeld Jones (), aka Frater Achad, was an occultist and ceremonial magician. An early aspirant to A∴A∴ (the 20th to be admitted as a. ON THE NATURE AND USE OF THE. TREE OF LIFE. WITH A BRIEF INTRODUCTION AND A. LENGTHY APPENDIX. BY. FRATER ACHAD. LIMITED EDITION. Jones advanced to Neophyte, taking the motto Achad, which he was . The Equinox, Jones self-published his book Q.B.L., and then wrote several books Son of the Magus: A Biographic Essay Composed from the Writings of Frater Achad.
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He was imprisoned on suspicion of being a draft dodger who was pretending to be insane. The result was the first operation of Mysteria Mystica Maxima achaad in North America, and the founding of British Columbia Lodge 1, where the original founders of Agape Lodge were first initiated.
InJones himself became a Roman Catholic, undergoing baptism and qhl into the laity of qvl church. Crowley noted the nine-month interval and concluded that Jones’ “birth” as a “Babe of the Abyss” qualified him as the “magical child” of Crowley and Hilarion.
InJones was schad about 70 members of U. This article is incomplete. Unus in Omnibus”One in All,” as an A. He welcomed Jones to the Third Order, and declared him to be his “beloved son. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 16mm This story, which Grant may have had directly from Crowley, is in all likelihood a confusion of the incident with the “insanity” of Jones’ baptism and confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church.
The news came as a profound revelation to Crowley. Ordo Templi Orientis This article is incomplete.
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Retrieved from ” http: The methods of the U. Qabalists Thelemites Writers A. When Fuller later withdrew from the A. About Frater Achad Charles Stansfield Jones, also known as Frater Achad, was at one time designated to be Aleister Crowley’s magical heir when Achad’s magical advancement coincided with Crowley’s search for a successor. Baphomet Aleister Crowley awarded Jones all O. Not logged in Log in Help.
Charles Stansfeld Jones
Aspirants were provided with typescript lectures “sutras” on metaphysical topics, using idiosyncratic terms like “integrality” and “partitivity. This page has been accessed times.
You can help Thelemapedia by adding to it http: He also became an O. Jones was succeeded as Mahaguru by John P. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Lon Milo DuQuette has been involved with occult studies since the late 60s, and has become an acknowledged and widely recognized authority within the world of modern occultism.
This group had been actively recruiting among Fater for a decade or more, and Jones was one of a number of prominent Thelemites who eventually joined. Kenneth Grantacnad in The Magical Revivalclaims that on Jones’ return to Vancouver circahe was wearing only a raincoat, which he proceeded to throw off, and then circumambulated the center of the city as a magical operation of some sort, earning himself criminal arrest and a stay in a mental institution. InJones joined the “Universal Brotherhood” U.
As Crowley became aware of the involvement of his followers, he likewise denounced the U. He worked under a variety of mottos and mantonyms, including V.
Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Organizational titles and pseudonyms in the U. He is the author of many other books and articles. On his admission to the Ninth Degree, Jones took the magical name Parzival. In Thelemic circles, Aleister Crowley named Frater Achad his magical heir and Achad was fully expected to lead the cause of Thelemic Magick after Crowley’s deathuntil publication of this book caused a rift between the two and Crowley began to distance himself from Achad.
After two of his pieces had been published in Crowley’s journal The EquinoxJones self-published his book Q. This is a rare and valuable book, both for its insight and circumstances. Kowal told Martin Starr that its purpose was “to make men think.
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The circumstances surrounding it–Frater Achad’s falling out with Crowley and eventual descent into apparent insanity–prove a valuable lesson and warning for individual seekers and those associated with established mystery schools. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Jones took the Magister Templi obligation i. Many of those who left the Theosophical Society for the U.
His magical attainment remains both an inspiration and warning as some saw him as an Adept, beyond rrater understanding, while others thought him mad, or stuck in the Abyss. He was released after three days.
Smithwho was at that time his subordinate in both fratsr U. Jones’ organizing interests were never fired by O. Jones continued to hold that office, apparently until his death.
The Best Books of Charles Stansfeld Jones was an early aspirant to A. At roughly the same time, he succeeded to the U. Having been recruited through The Equinox inJones was the twentieth person to join Crowley’s A. Jones advanced to Neophyte, taking the motto Achadwhich he was subsequently to use for most of his published writings, and by which he is best known.
Annie Besant, as head of the Theosophical Societystrictly forbade cross-membership in the U. fraher