Kenneth Grant developed the Typhonian Order, linking yogic, Kabbalistic, and magical concepts. He found Turiya or the Void and Ain Soph Aur to be analogous concepts, representing the true self. The practice of yogic meditation was atma vicara, the inner path, leading to the discovery of the true self. His stages were much like the Upanishadic levels of awareness, with waking and dreaming leading to deep sleep and eventually enlightenment. However, deep sleep for Grant is the Mauve Zone, more like Lovecraft's swamp than the path to pure consciousness. Meditation becomes the reverse current, or Set-Typhon, and he emphasizes the Reverse or Left Hand Path, which brings the soul inner knowledge. It includes the worship of goddesses from the Draconian tradition, and the Old Ones or Outer Ones. Thus, for him the reverse path is not evil, but rather the path inward toward truth. Dadaji Mahendranath was Lawrence Miles, who went to India and studied with various gurus, claiming a variety of initiations. He was a ``pagan magician'' who mixed and matched ideas from various traditions (yoga, tantra, I Ching, Zen, occultism). He understood yoga to be ``magick alchemy,'' and used it as the basis of the International
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft – University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: Jun 16, 2016
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