Maegdlyn Morris

Maegdlyn Morris has grown up in the pagan community and has been a counselor for polyamory for 10 years.

She is the co-founder of the Babalon Finishing School for Young Ladies and Gentlemen, a secret society which offers guidance and training for young seekers wishing to learn the hidden arts of libertinage. She is a practitioner of the left-handed path and New Orleans style spiritual voodoo, and has spent the last fifteen years in Cincinnati with her husband and tribe, circumventing the cultural paradigm.

A History of the Left Hand Path as Researched by Nikolas and Zeena Schreck

From Zoroaster to Kenneth Anger, Kali and Southern California, a form of magick has survived throughout the ages which seeks to use the kinetic energy of going against the flow of nature in order to awaken the true god form within each and every one of us. The history of sex magick; in particular the LHP, has been riddled with inaccuracies and conflations, both to create fear and to protect practitioners from the sometimes successful flames of fearful outsiders. This history illustrates not only why these systems hold such eternal curiosity, but how and why their techniques may work!

A History of The Scarlet Woman

From Lilith to Madonna, who is the Scarlet Woman, historically and today? Aleister Crowley described her as an incarnated version of Babalon; a companion who through her divine sexuality awakens the spiritual knowledge latent in man. More recently the term has been used to describe a prostitute, or woman of low moral stature. The earliest reference was that of a woman during menstruation. Thelema, which popularized the term in recent occult history often quotes from The Book of the Law that speaks of "the woman girt with a sword; she represents the Scarlet Woman in the hierarchy of the new Aeon. This woman represents Venus as she now is in this new aeon; no longer the mere vehicle of her male counterpart, but armed and militant." Modern Thelema has made it a center point of their philosphy to represent male and female as equal in all ways by the following quote: Every Man and every woman is a star" Crowleys interpretation was thus: "We do not fool and flatter women; we do not despise and abuse them. To us, a woman is herself, absolute, original, independent, free, self-justified, exactly as a man is." Black Moon published a book called the Faces of Babalon exploring modern perceptions of this feminine force; since she is ever changing, how does she manifest today? Does modern culture and human sexuality need this aspect of raw female energy, or does she inhibit the new feminism? How do we measure female power and influence, and how has this changed since Crowleys time? Who are some new role models?

















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