Charles Stansfeld Jones (), aka Frater Achad, was an occultist and ceremonial magician. An early aspirant to A∴A∴ (the 20th to be admitted as a. ON THE NATURE AND USE OF THE. TREE OF LIFE. WITH A BRIEF INTRODUCTION AND A. LENGTHY APPENDIX. BY. FRATER ACHAD. LIMITED EDITION. Jones advanced to Neophyte, taking the motto Achad, which he was . The Equinox, Jones self-published his book Q.B.L., and then wrote several books Son of the Magus: A Biographic Essay Composed from the Writings of Frater Achad.

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Annie Besant, as head of the Theosophical Societystrictly forbade cross-membership in the U. After two of his pieces had been published in Crowley’s journal The EquinoxJones self-published his book Q. Having been recruited through The Equinox inJones was the twentieth person to join Achda A.

Jones was not given the Ninth Degree until he demonstrated a knowledge of the Supreme Secret of the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis in correspondence with Crowley. Looking for beautiful books?

His magical attainment remains both an inspiration and warning as some saw him as an Adept, beyond their understanding, while others thought him mad, or stuck in the Abyss. Ordo Templi Orientis This article is incomplete.

Charles Stansfeld Jones

Its importance to the world of modern occult literature can be measured not only by its value as a remarkable, understandable textbook of the fundamental principles of Qabalah, but also by the way it offers us a rare glimpse into the heart and mind of a brilliant and sincere seeker of wisdom and truth.

He welcomed Jones to the Third Order, and declared him to be his “beloved son. About Frater Achad Charles Stansfield Jones, frtaer known as Frater Achad, was at one time designated to be Aleister Crowley’s magical heir when Achad’s magical advancement coincided with Crowley’s search for a successor. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

This is a rare and qbp book, both for its insight and circumstances. The result was the first operation of Mysteria Mystica Maxima degrees in North America, and the founding of British Columbia Lodge 1, where the acchad founders of Agape Lodge were first initiated.


Kenneth Grantwriting in The Magical Revivalclaims that on Jones’ return to Vancouver circahe was wearing only a raincoat, fratr he proceeded to throw off, and then circumambulated the center of the city as a magical operation of some sort, earning himself criminal arrest and a stay in a mental institution.

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Jones advanced to Neophyte, taking the motto Achadwhich he was subsequently to use for most of his published writings, and by which he is best known.

As Crowley became aware of the involvement of his followers, he likewise denounced the U. The circumstances surrounding it–Frater Achad’s falling out with Crowley and eventual descent into apparent insanity–prove a valuable lesson and warning for individual seekers and those associated with established mystery schools. Lon Milo DuQuette has been involved with occult studies since the late 60s, and has become an acknowledged and widely recognized authority within the world of modern occultism.

Organizational titles and pseudonyms in the U. Nine months earlier he had been involved in a set of sex-magical operations with Sr. Book ratings by Goodreads. Crowley noted the nine-month interval and concluded that Jones’ “birth” as a “Babe of the Abyss” qualified him as the “magical child” of Crowley and Hilarion.

Disclaimers]] Not logged in Log in Help. This article is incomplete. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Jones was succeeded as Mahaguru by John P. The true aims of the U. Smithwho was at that time his subordinate in both the U. This group had been actively recruiting among Theosophists for a decade or more, and Jones was one of a number of prominent Thelemites who frarer joined.

Kowal told Martin Starr that its purpose was “to make men think. Retrieved from ” http: Many of his writings remained unpublished on his death. In late Jones was fratef in a Vancouver hotel, where he had been behaving erratically.


Frater Achad (Author of Q.B.L.)

He was imprisoned on suspicion of being a draft dodger who was pretending to be insane. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Smith, among others, of acting as a front for Roman Catholic infiltration of occult groups; and by former member Paul Foster Case of being inspired by the Bavarian Illuminati.

Baphomet Aleister Crowley awarded Jones all O.

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Qbl : Being a Qabalistic Treatise on the Nature and Use of the Tree of Life

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. In Thelemic circles, Aleister Crowley named Frater Achad his magical heir and Achad was fully expected to lead the cause of Thelemic Magick after Crowley’s deathuntil publication of this book caused a rrater between the two and Crowley began to distance himself from Achad.

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Hilarion Jeanne Foster in an apparently unsuccessful effort to conceive a child. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Note that–vows of obedience notwithstanding–service to a superior is not part of the A. In schad, Jones joined the “Universal Brotherhood” U. He worked under a variety of mottos and mantonyms, including V. In the world of the Qabalah, Frater Achad revealed revolutionary new principles that caused students of the Qabalah to reexamine acgad thus deepen their knowledge of the Tree of Life.

InJones himself became a Roman Catholic, undergoing baptism and confirmation into the laity acyad that church. Charles Stansfeld Jones was an early aspirant to A.

True understanding of the Qabalah and its benefit in magical practice is clearly described, and the information contained is both practical and revelatory.

Crowley and Jones soon came to disagreement about the management of Order funds, Jones resigned from O.