Frater Barrabbas Tiresius has been practicing ritual magic and studying the occult since his late teens, having by now accumulated over thirty-five years of experience. He has a bachelors degree in Linguistics and has had a long and distinguished career in the high tech industry. He began his occult vocation as an Alexandrian witch, being initiated and trained during the mid seventies and developed his magical expertise combining the methodologies of classical Gardnerian witchcraft with the Golden Dawn system of ceremonial magic. He is always expanding his spiritual field of inquiry and has studied Magic, Yoga, Qabbalah, Tarot, Astrology, ancient history, theosophy, philosophy, psychology and numerous other related subjects. His personal spiritual beliefs and practices also include forms of Gnosticism and Hermetic Magic.
Frater Barrabbas has been described as a pragmatic practitioner of ritual magic, which he distinguishes in his writings from ceremonial magic. Although he has studied occult traditions of the past and found much in them to respect, he is not a prisoner of them. Frater Barrabbas believes that the occult traditions of the West, known as the perennial philosophy, must be constantly updated and made relevant to the current age. It is his mission and ambition to modernize and establish ritual magick as the principle tool of spiritual achievement in the 21st century. Frater Barrabbas follows a tradition of creative innovation begun by MacGregor Mathers and Aleister Crowley, and continued by Dion Fortune, Israel Regardie, Franz Bardon and Alex Sanders, honoring and studying those who brought the practice of magic into the twentieth century.
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