THE CEREMONY OF MINERVAL AND FIRST DEGREE
by Aleister Crowley
[Note: Crowley wrote this essay before he made the final revisions to the I° ritual. The I° portion of this essay included a discussion of Masonic symbols which do not occur in the current version of the I° ritual. The I° portion of this essay has, therefore, been edited to conform to the symbolism used in the current version of the I° ritual. The edited material is given in square brackets. The original essay is preserved in the O.T.O. archives.]
The Ceremony of Minerval, in appearance trivial and formal, contains a doctrine of substantial occult significance. The Candidate before admission is bound by an obligation in which he recognizes Baphomet as the Supreme Authority. This represents the free choice of a free will to submit itself to the magical formula represented by Baphomet. The Candidate is seized, blindfolded and
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