March 11th, 2007

From"Decoded" The arrival



I make no claims regarding the "orb" phenomena I have either examined or

manifested.  The only thing I can say not mentioned in previous posts here, or

in the "101" piece below is that (A) I have been involved in both magical and

paranormal Work for many years, during which visual, auditory and photographic

anomolies never explained, even under expert investigation, have manifested, in

some instances with numerous witnesses. (B) Such Manifestations have been most

common in locations associated with previous magical events and during or

immediately after magical ceremonial which I was conducting. (C) Most recently,

these formations have tended to move from 'ectoplasmic' forms and 'strings' to

orbs, with notable exceptions. 

   In our preceeding entry, involving points chauds and consecration of a new

bishop, orb phenomena manifested in several of the photographs.  In this entry I have

isolated and enhanced a few of these phenomena, while cautioning that the

dignity and the gravity of our consecratory and points chauds Working was the

primary focus, and should remain such. I claim ex cathedra the validity of the

.  I raise the enhanced imagery and comparison to other such as a

matter of interest only.Preliminary photographic analysis is that the orbs here

are neither reflections nor dust, the most common 'natural' explanation for this


"dust" orb DUST ORB


On Sofa, Far Right, New Bishop David, with Bishops Allen,
James, Alex, Richard, Lacy, Kyle, and Empowered Acolyte


By Paul Hughes    

Tuesday, August 6th, 2002
A word about our views...

There has been much discussion in the ghost hunting community with regard to

orbs and whether they are real or not.
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   In other news

   * One of my acquaintances,  a person I have really only gotten to know (like many who read this journal) since the beginning of the Inquisition this past Summer, was so moved by my  "Statement on the O.T.O." that he decided to use some of the space previously generously loaned by him to a local OTO body of note,  to my statement and one of his own along the same lines.  He owns the space, and never represented either my statement nor his as a statement by OTO management, the local body or anything of the kind.  According to my information, he has been summarily placed on Order Wide Bad Report for the 'crime' of being so moved.  Free speech? Liber Oz? Bill of Rights?  Ha!
   *  Our friend nebet_het, who worked with me commendably when I was coordinator of the OTO Prison Ministry, and is the only person I know of ever to perform a Thelemic Wedding behind prison walls, has come out with a moving statement on OTO of her own.  I highly recommend reading it at as I commend her for her courage and sense of honor.
   *   Our friend and co-worker on New Aeon English Qabala and other cutting edge magical work, Sifu Sharif Bey, has a new video out on      
the martial arts. Sharif is a master in his own field, a very advanced student of both the occult and of Moorish Science, and a long-time friend and brother.
   *   Our brother theba ( in Split, Croatia has been comparing dates on events in his own life and the life of his OTO body with the events of the inquisition in U.S. Grand Lodge, and he has noticed a remarkable coincidence of dates.  This will probably be the subject of a later entry here, but it is a clear indication of an order-wide purge of dissenters, not confined to U.S. Grand Lodge, but coming from the tragic figure of the OHO himself.