Letter From the Editor #5: How To Connect the Dots

by Wes Penre, Sunday May 3, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Wes PenreHello everybody! Some people are emailing me and writing comments as they are trying to connect the dots from the articles I’m posting. This is understandable, and I will try to explain:

All the time I have at my convenience, in addition to life’s other necessities, goes to research at this point. I don’t do anything else at the moment, only because it’s important that I get the pieces together for myself quickly, so I can deliver the whole picture to you. It has to be soon. Continue reading “Letter From the Editor #5: How To Connect the Dots”

On the Nature of Anubis as Expressed in Atu XVIII, The Moon

by Frater Osiris, 2000
Published here: Sunday May 3, 2009 at 9:39 AM

For those visitors who have esoteric and occult knowledge and interests, this article may be of quite some value in the future, the Double Anubis and the “dogs” information in particular. For the rest of my visitors, please read it and absorb as much as you can and know it is possible to get back to it in the future if/when necessary. Wes.

Crowley's Moon Card with the Double Anubis

In the Moon card of Aleister Crowley’s Thoth tarot deck we find the image of Anubis in dual form guarding a path passing between two towers. While the image of two canines guarding the path is found in the earliest occult versions of the Moon, the identification of these figures with Anubis has its origins in the Philosophus Ritual of the Golden Dawn:

Hierophant: …The Dogs are the jackals of the Egyptian ANUBIS, guarding the Gates of the East and of the West, shown by the two Towers between which lies the Path of all the heavenly bodies ever rising in the East and setting in the West.1

Thus, in order to understand the significance of the dual form of Anubis as he pertains to the Moon in the Thoth deck, we must examine the god in the context of the Golden Dawn. Continue reading “On the Nature of Anubis as Expressed in Atu XVIII, The Moon”