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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The news came as a profound revelation to Crowley. This is a rare and valuable book, both for its fater and circumstances. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Organizational titles and pseudonyms in the U.

He also became an O. 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.

Having been recruited through The Equinox in ftater, Jones was the twentieth person to join Crowley’s A. Its importance to the world of modern occult literature can be measured not only by its value as a remarkable, understandable textbook of the fundamental principles of Qabalah, but also by the way it offers us a rare glimpse into the heart and mind of a brilliant and sincere seeker of wisdom and truth.

Frater Achad (Author of Q.B.L.)

He worked under a variety of mottos and mantonyms, including V. Unus in Omnibus”One in All,” as an A. Smithwho was at that time his subordinate in both the U. InJones joined the “Universal Brotherhood” U. The methods of the U.

Jones continued to hold that office, apparently until his death. In the world of the Qabalah, Frater Achad revealed revolutionary new principles that caused students of the Qabalah to reexamine and thus deepen their knowledge of the Tree of Life. Jones took the Magister Templi obligation i. Jones’ motto as a Probationer was Vnvs in Omnibvs V. Many of those who left the Theosophical Society for the U.


Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Qabalists Thelemites Writers 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 achzd with Crowley’s search for a successor. Many of his writings remained unpublished on his death. Crowley noted the nine-month interval and ahad that Jones’ “birth” as a “Babe of the Abyss” qualified him as the “magical child” of Crowley and Hilarion.

The result was the first operation of Mysteria Mystica Ffater degrees in North America, and the founding of British Columbia Lodge 1, where the original founders of Frateer Lodge were first initiated. Jones was not given the Ninth Degree until he demonstrated a knowledge of the Supreme Secret of the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis in correspondence with Crowley. 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.

He is the author of many other books and articles. Jones’ organizing interests were never fired by O.

Charles Stansfeld Jones

Jones was succeeded as Mahaguru by John P. InJones was superintending about 70 members of U. This group had been acchad recruiting among Theosophists for a decade or more, and Jones was one of a number of prominent Thelemites who eventually joined.

Not logged in Log in Help. Annie Besant, as head of the Theosophical Societystrictly forbade cross-membership in the U.

When Fuller later withdrew from the A. Jones continued his work under Crowley in the Outer Order of A. On his admission to the Ninth Degree, Jones took the magical name Parzival.

Qbl : Being a Qabalistic Treatise on the Nature and Use of the Tree of Life

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. He welcomed Jones to the Third Order, achsd declared him to be his “beloved son. You can help Thelemapedia by adding to it http: Book ratings by Goodreads. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of True understanding of the Qabalah and its benefit in magical practice is clearly described, and the information contained is fratef practical and revelatory. His magical attainment remains both an inspiration and warning as some saw him as an Adept, beyond their understanding, while others thought him mad, or stuck in the Abyss.


Note that–vows of obedience notwithstanding–service to a superior is not part of the A.

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Nine months earlier he had been involved in a set of sex-magical operations with Sr. Hilarion Jeanne Foster in an apparently unsuccessful effort to conceive a child. 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. InJones himself became a Roman Catholic, undergoing baptism and confirmation into the laity of that church. At roughly the same time, he succeeded to the U.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. 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. This page has been accessed times.

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