Kenneth Grant

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Kenneth Grant é um ocultista britânico e cabeça-externa da Typhonian Ordo Templi Orientis. Ocultista e escritor Inglês, Kenneth Grant fundou sua própria versão da OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis) nomeando-a como "Typhonian Ordo Templi Orientis". Em 1948, após ser reconhecido por Karl Germer como XIº da OTO original, conhece Austin Osman Spare, outro ocultista Inglês com quem iria iniciar um trabalho pioneiro, precursor da OTO Typhoniana, a "Nu-Isis Lodge". Entre suas obras encontram-se as três trilogias typhonianas, que são tomos modernos de magia escritos por Kenneth Grant onde ele explora e demonstra o camihho Draconiano, Sírio-Estelar.

Kenneth Grant e a Typhonian OTO

Kenneth Grant has claimed to be the true successor to Aleister Crowley, and is the founder of the Typhonian Ordo Templi Orientis, which is considered by it's members to be the true OTO. The 'official' OTO regards Crowley's writing as scripture and believes that Crowley's pronouncements on magic, occultism and religion are the final word; The Typhonian OTO regard Thelema as a dynamic, changing, forward-moving current, which must be separated from Crowley to an extent if anyting valuable is to be become of it. The TOTO places much of what Crowley said and wrote in context in terms of culture and time period and doesn't see Crowley in such black and white terms.

Biographer of Austin Osman Spare

Grant was a great admirer and close friend of Austin Osman Spare and did much to bring his name into western occult society. Indeed, if it wasn't for Grant, it could be argued that Spare would still be languishing in obscurity.

The Typhonian trilogies

Many of Grant's ideas, such as the use of the mythology of the American fantasy fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft in occult contexts, are misunderstood. His books are often derided by people who take them literally and fail to see the broad sweep of his work. His writings are considered advanced texts and remain largely inpenetrable to "beginners". His work is challenging and demands much of the reader but are ultimately highly original, rewarding and are some of the most important occult books of the 20th century. In fact as his Typhonian trilogies progress they become less books about magic and more as books which are fabulous magical objects in themselves, having a transformative effect on the consciousness of many readers.

1ª Trilogia Typhoniana

  • The Magical Revival
  • Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God
  • Cults of the Shadow


2ª Trilogia Typhoniana

  • Nightside of Eden
  • Outside the Circles of Time
  • Hecate's Fountain


3ª Trilogia Typhoniana

  • Outer Gateways
  • Beyond the Mauve Zone
  • The Ninth Arch


Partial bibliography

The Typhonian Trilogies

  • The Magical Revival ISBN 087728217X
  • Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God ISBN 0877282501
  • Cults of the Shadow
  • Nightside of Eden ISBN 1871438721
  • Outside the Circles of Time
  • Hecate's Fountain
  • Outer Gateways ISBN 1871438128
  • Beyond the Mauve Zone
  • The Ninth Arch

Other works on the occult

  • Remembering Aleister Crowley ISBN 1871438128
  • Hidden Lore: The Carfax Monographs by Kenneth & Steffi Grant
  • Images and Oracles of Austin Osman Spare
  • Zos Speaks! (about Austin Osman Spare)
  • At the feet of the Guru (A compilation of articles including those written for Man, Myth and Magic magazine, to be released in March 2006)

Poetry

  • The Gulls Beak
  • Black to Black
  • Convolvulous

Novellas and short stories

  • The Stellar Lodge
  • Against the Light
  • Snakewand and the Darker Strain
  • The Other Child and other tales
  • Gamaliel Diary of a Vampire and Dance, Doll, Dance


Histórico

  • 1904 – Aiwass comunica o Livro da Lei ao Crowley no Cairo.
  • 1914 – Primeira Guerra Mundial.
  • 1915 – Crowley obtém o Grau de Magus; primeiro registro dos Outer Ones de Yuggoth conforme citado no Wilgus em seu livro ‘The Illuminoids’.
  • 1924 – Crowley clama o Grau de Ipssissimus. Grant nasce.
  • 1926 – Achad recebe a Palavra do Æon (ALLALA – 93). ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ por H.P. Lovecraft.
  • 1939 – Segunda Guerra Mundial. Primeira transmissão de S’lba recebida por Grant.
  • 1943 – Grant ‘recebe’ The Chronicles of Kr[alnia].
  • 1944 – Grant conhece Crowley.
  • 1945 – Explosão Atômica. John W. Parsons conhece L. Ronald Hubbard.
  • 1946 – John Parsons em ‘Babalon Working’ incorporando em forma quase humana do espírito de Babalon, que motivou Parsons a anunciar a transmissão de um quarto capítulo do Liber AL de Crowley. Grant iniciou-se dentro da A.ֹ.A.ֹ. (Argentum Astrum, Silver Star, Anuttara Ammaya). O IX° de Grant é confirmado.
  • 1947 – Crowley morre. Início da Era UFO.
  • 1948 – Achad anuncia o Æon de MA–ION (Maat). Grant é reconhecido como IX° por Karl Germer. Grant trava conhecimento com Austin Osman Spare.
  • 1952 – Spare e Grant fundam o Zos Kia Cultus.
  • 1954 – Inaugurada a Loja Nu-Ísis, não se tornando operacional até,
  • 1955 – Grant assume o O.H.O. depois da então chamada ‘expulsão’ por Germer.
  • 1962 – Loja Nova Ísis concluída e reabsorvida dentro da O.T.O. Germer morre.
  • 1969 – Publicação do ‘Confessions’ de Crowley, co-editado com John Symonds. Início do renascer mundial Thelêmico.
  • 1972 – Primeiro Volume dos livros publicados de Grant.
  • 1974 – Liber Pennæ Prænumbra recebido por Soror Nema.

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