March 5th, 2007

From"Decoded" The arrival




L, Tau Sir Hasirim, back l-r Ellie, Bishop L., Bishop K;

Front L-R Bishop H., Bishop P, Bishop David, Bishop R.

 Several years ago I began to revise my somewhat dated list of the points chauds (“hot points”) variation of Patriarch Michael Bertiaux 97o ‘s system of empowerments.  In my earlier experiments, conducted in the main while I was in residence at the QBLH Lodge Babalon House in the mid 1990s, there were enough bad effects with those who have received the complete set of empowerments, that I felt compelled to consult with Docteur Bertiaux on my methodlogy.  He said, in the enigmatic way characteristic of most truly advanced initiates, “You are working correctly with the empowerments.”  It continued to be a puzzle, so I recorded the long series of experiments on my web site in detail, including ‘failures and catastrophes’ and stopped doing the empowerments for some years, doing original research.

What I eventually realized was that I had received the empowerments from Bertiaux as part of the act of consecration into the episcopate Gnostic and Apostolic, and that those so consecrated tolerated the energy work with points chauds well.  I therefore concluded that consecration was a prerequisite to empowerments of this sort, and a good number of things fell into place for me; Bertiaux’s comment, aimed at me, but not at my unconsecrated associates; the correspondence of ritual initiation and consecration as taught in the Memphis-Misraim system passing from Jean-Maine to Bertiaux to others including myself; the need to find additional correspondences between the points chauds on the human body, M-M degrees, terrestrial locations, Enochian keys, etc.  An obvious area that *might* correspond was acupuncture, working with similar energies in a healing context. It was synchronous that I “ran into” David Z., a clinical acupuncturist in Sarasota, Florida, and began working on the correspondences, if any, between acupuncture meridians and the points chauds. D. Z. proved to be a most wise associate in the work, and, in the process of developing the system for the existing 97 points (i.e. Memphis Degrees) I began to realize fully that the basic 90 points of the Misraim (Egyptian) system was a fraction of what was probably originally and in very archaic times a much more comprehensive system “sexigismally-based” system of 360 degrees.  The archaic sexigismal math of Sumer and Babylon led me to additional discoveries, still being unfolded, but it was during this period that I began to consecrate advanced adepts of various magical stripes, and work with both them and others similarly consecrated in communicating the 97 points I knew, and, as things unfolded, some that I did not know at the time and which a number of my associates are exploring in the present period. 

  Last year,  I offered Brother David, who had played so large a role in extending the system of correspondences of the points chauds into his area of professional expertise, consecration on Arabia Mountain, during the many primary Workings being done there by the Synod we have designated here (e.g. archived at ,,, and, for those really thirsty for knowledge, on our web site at and still ongoing. Circumstance intervened, as they have a way of doing, and it was only this past weekend, in specific on March 3, 2007 that David, Ellie, and Kyle from Sarasota came up to Atlanta from Sarasota to do the consecration.  As “the Invisible Assembly of Adepts that informs us” (Tau Michael’s phrase, personal communication) would have it, many of the adepti of this Work expressed an interest in Brother David’s visit, and we hastily worked out coordinating plans to gather in his honor and do related Work during David’s brief stay.  Bishop L., my only consecration prior to becoming an initiate of the now-diminished OTO some twenty years ago, offered her very magical home environment for events, the powerful healer Max G. indicated an interest as well, as did Bishop. our de facto archivist of these Workings from out-of-state, and, by the time David, Ellie, Kyle and I got to Bishop L’s, our fellow Bishops from Athens, having attained the freedom of the City of Woodstock, the ally of Acworth were also present, and the Synods we have referred to in these pages as “Synods “A” “B” & “C” in the Great Arabia Working and points chauds Work in general in this region) were represented.Collapse )

As fate or hasty organizing would have it, the general sentiment was to do the consecration 
during the impending Eclipse of the Full Moon in one of the Yurts on Bishop L.’s land, built
and designed by Bishop R.E., who had recently been consecrated by our Athenian allies, and,
as it happens, the same Yurt where the magnificent Adept Bishop A.N. had been consecrated
by me over a year ago.  My only deep concern was for A.N. and G.H. Brother Max, who were
already at
Arabia, but contact was made with them and all was – if not smooth, at least destined
 for Harmonious Working.  While we waited to generate the koan “consecrated during the
Dark of the Full Moon”  we had all been curious about the points chauds that had
spontaneously showed up in our earlier Workings on Arabia and elsewhere that went beyond
the 97* Memphis-Misraim I was familiar with, and assumed to be (as a working theory) part of
the most ancient system of initiation-consecration in a sexigismal system
(as; see also assumed to be of
Sumerian-Akadian-Babylonian origin, but not yet “named” by us as a working confederation.
Since the acupuncture ‘points’ are suspiciously similar but more elaborate, a connection
between the existing system of points chauds and the acupuncture meridians
( was a subject of much discussion within
the synods. Bishop Peristera had noticed, on Arabia, certain most unusual effects on metal
objects during and after points chauds Workings, and wanted to see how acupuncture
(with metal sterile needles) would interact.

David Works on Bishop J.B.

We were getting close to Consecration Time as David worked on them, so I began to draw
inward into consecratory mode, summoning the spirits, orbs and transtemporal communion
of adepti, which, perhaps, a close examination of our photographs will confirm.

 I was looking at the Work being done with Peristera in “the second and third attention”-
terms borrowed from
Castenada’s system or sorcery (as -- that had first
taken future bishops L, myself, the late Bishop Orion,
the future Dr. Hili and others to the unspoiled unpoliced darkness
of Arabia Mountain at Midnight in the early 1980s, and
I began to see her familiar points chauds energy flow patterns
her hands (terra ingonita in our system), but points that
I have been moved to empower anyway, producing stunning visionary
experiences), with an alternating counter flow down through
the needles in her palms (most pronounced on the right side – she is
 right-handed, as I discovered on asking), seeming to be
at odds with her own energy flow, then alternating and flowing in
 a cone shaped spread out into the universe as a kind of
translucent vapor, into the universe, back and fourth.  When she
 started to experiment with touching the needles in both hands,
 I jumped back, seeing this blood-red vivid flow between, but
 David assured her there was no harm in this.  After the needles
were removed, I noted that her palms (I am not a believer in
palmistry) appeared entirely smooth, a tabula rasa as it were,
except for deep life lines, for some time thereafter.  The
 conversation turned to the trivial way I had learned to “see”
the second and third attention as a boy (using something very similar
 to classical ‘black mirrrors’ bought from the venerable
Venture Book Shop in Illinois, circa 1962.  This needs more study
(not my second attention, but the phenomena observed).

Time for the consecration, and bishops and acolytes by the
Dark of the Moon walked single file to the Yurt/ Temple, and,
after a long session of “singing bowls” and harmonizing, David,
sword in hand, was duly consecrated with the ritual reprinted
here. It was a moving and energetic ceremony, and I was moved to
think of the consecration of the great adept Soror A.N. in
the same location about a year previous. After this kind of energy
 exchange, I often feel drunken or sapped or just plain
weird for awhile. In this case, the bowls were singing again, I was
 pouring sweat on a cold night, and, I was moved to do
certain points chauds on most of those there, bishops and acolytes
alike. I said something to Bishop R.E. about ‘hope’ but
whatever it was, he would know better than I. Then I said to, and
 I haven’t the foggiest idea what that was about.The image
 was of spring water.Then I sat down, my vision blurred and my head
reeling. The bowls, I think, fell silent, and someone
suggested that, while many of us had the same Episcopal lineages,
 it was a good opportunity to cross-consecrate, and the
bishops present all did so, which (IMO) advanced the egregore. A
very, very, successful Working. Max, Bishop A.N. and
Bishop karma_navit, who called in just prior, were sorely missed,
but we will doubtless make up for that in due time.
The Work continues….

[The Consecration uses the text of "The Thunder, Perfect Mind" and "Proverbs" Chapter 8,
 plus the consecratory formula.]