Upcoming Events

Frater Barrabbas now has four books in print. Disciple's Guide to Ritual Magick, and volumes 1 through 3 of the Mastering the Art of Ritual Magick series, published by Immanion Press. These books can now be used in conjunction with an Affiliate Member Program that the Order of the Gnostic Star is presently offering. Send Frater Barrabbas an email for more information.

A New Year has come and gone, and there's a lot that's going to be happening in the first few monts. The first event that Frater Barrabbas attended was Pantheacon 2011. FB gave two presentations on Friday, February 18, at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Both classes were well attended, but the one on Lunar Magick had an overflowing crowd.

Paganicon was quite an excellent venue for its premier debut. It was held in the Twin Cities on March 25, 26 and 27. FB present two classes, which were well attended, one was on Elemental Magick and the other was the 22 Steps of the Hero’s Journey and the Tarot. My thanks to all who attended.

This Spring and Summer, and probably into the autumn, FB will be working on a number of projects, including three manuscripts. He hopes to get them into print in the next year or two. These projects are: “Pagan Ritual Magick: An Introduction for Pagans and Witches,” “Qabalah for Beginners” (a Llewellyn contracted project), and “Abramelin Lunar Ordeal,” which will contain the edited journals and the actual rituals used by FB to perform this massive working.

Frater Barrabbas is also looking to present a mini workshop at the Twin Cities Pagan Pride event, and will be directing the NorDCog Samhain rite (both dates to be determined). FB is also converting his present array of workshops into PowerPoint presentations, making them more engaging and interesting. If anything gets scheduled or happens, it will certainly be listed here, so stay tuned.

Don't forget to check out Frater Barrabbas' blog - there are usually two substantive articles posted every week.

Frater Barrabbas

Biography

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Frater Barrabbas

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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