It was back in the summer of on a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Chicago that I got to meet the notorious Michael Bertiaux. I had traveled with my teacher. Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua, Michael Bertiaux, Manuel Lamparter, La Couleuvre Noire, Monastery of the Seven Rays, Choronzon Club. Michael Bertiaux, author of the famed Voudon Gnostic Workbook and Hierophant of the Voudon Gnostic Current is a rare visionary in modern occult studies.

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Michael Bertiaux

As for the content I am pleased and if you know nothing of the author you might want to do your research before purchasing this book. We were, in a word, occult pirates who were trawling for new thrills and supposedly forgotten dark practices, and Michael served us up a bounty of these beliefs and practices, being a pirate himself. So where we see the pissed-off Guru of All Things Daathian sitting on his little zafu-asteroid, it may seem as if I regard the entire theme as a lark.

Escape, however, is not found by rejecting the world. See all customer images. A long-awaited new edition of the seminal text on the spiritual system that is a convergence of Gnosticism and Haitian voodoo, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook is a singular sacred work that is comprehensive in scope–from “how to be a lucky Hoodoo” to how magick and voodoo intersect energetically, to esoteric time travel.

At one point, the images were soaked in the waters of Kootenay Bay and cut into with blades to add texture. If your heart leans toward the reality of the Voudu faith and practice, then this seminal and comprehensive text is a must.

Events Registered members can create and promote workshops on their Profiles. Bertiaux basically accedes to this point by using idiosyncratic spellings such as “Voudon” and the clever “Vudu” and slightly humorous variations like “Vudutronics” to distinguish his unique treatment from others.


InBertiaux traveled to Haitiwhere he was initiated into the system of Haitian Vodoun. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Voodoo is not an evil religion and is much misunderstood. I read these words as a teenager and was baffled by them. For a period, Michael Bertiaux was also a secretary of the Theosophical Society until moving to Chicago inwhere he trained and qualified as a social workera job he remained in for just under forty years.

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Michael Bertiaux

Although this deck is ready to function as an oracular device, the emergence of the images was, itself, oracular. I talked briefly to Michael after purchasing the book, showing him the colored pencil notes in the back, and seeing that Michael really regretted parting with this book and michzel to buy it back, which I smugly declined. Bisexual figures, such as Loki, and those who roam between the Realms, such as Odin, also typify this theme of bringing together forces generally compartmentalized-and contrasted-as miichael.

Note that the unique spelling of “voudon” is an innovation of Bertiaux’s, though it is similar to the traditional spelling of vodun. He was much more comfortable wearing exotic outfits than fitting in with the urban masses. Wishing you all Blessings of the Spirits on your Soulquest! Learn how to effortlessly receive large sums of money, big bergiaux financial surprises, and rich, amazing gifts!

His system of occultism and gnosis is unlike any other. It requires neither understanding nor the active play of any occult energy to generate such images. A Health Survival Guide for Magicians and Healers Josephine McCarthy Stay healthy and magically active with the help of this survival guide for magicians, occultists, pagan priests and priestesses, and energy healers.


The world, however, must have some basis, some origin or source whereby it comes into being. As I was asked about these by many who were unable to purchase the books in which they appeared, I have put up most of the written material here on my blog that they might be enjoyed by all. From Buddhism to Christian Gnosticism, there has michaep a retreat into the fullness which may be called everything from Nirvana to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Michael Bertiaux (Author of Voudon Gnostic Workbook)

As these inventions ossify, the artist arises to follow impulse and intuition. This book is a fine work by Mr. Within the bertiauz, the O. I will maintain that he was a capable occultist and could work fairly malefic magick if he so desired, but he never represented any kind of traditional teaching or initiation.

Vudu has never divorced itself from the flesh and blood world we inhabit. A gateway was passed, a threshold crossed. Evil is the active springing from Energy. Each deck is hand cut and assembled.

The Gnostic-Artist has been with us since time immemorial.

From this bout of sketching, directions came in as to how this simple series of images could unfold into an ongoing work of use to others who were, likewise, connecting with the Spirits in their own homes and lives. A masterwork by an old master not too old!

mchael I was given a title and an accolade later, but I actually felt little changed, and I was just relieved that I had avoided any spiritual contamination.