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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Hilarion Jeanne Foster in an apparently unsuccessful effort to conceive a child. Having been recruited through The Equinox inJones was the twentieth person to join Crowley’s A. Ordo Templi Orientis This article is incomplete. Charles Stansfeld Jones was an early aspirant to A.

Qabalists Thelemites Writers A. In late Jones was arrested in a Vancouver hotel, where he had been behaving erratically. 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.

When Fuller later withdrew fratef the A. You can help Thelemapedia by adding to it http: Unus in Omnibus”One in All,” as an A.

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. This is a rare and valuable book, both for its insight and circumstances. Disclaimers]] Not logged in Log in Help. Smithwho was at that time his subordinate in both the U.

Retrieved from qvl http: Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 16mm Jones continued to hold that acyad, apparently until his death. Not logged in Log in Help. The news came as a profound revelation to Crowley. This story, which Grant may have had directly from Crowley, is in all likelihood a confusion of the incident with the “insanity” of Jones’ baptism and confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church.


In Thelemic circles, Aleister Crowley named Frater Achad his magical heir and Frayer was fully expected to lead the cause of Thelemic Magick after Crowley’s deathuntil publication of this book caused a rift between the two and Crowley began to distance himself from Achad.

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. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The result was the first operation of Mysteria Mystica Maxima degrees in North America, and the founding of British Columbia Lodge 1, where the original founders of Agape Lodge were first initiated.

He is the author of many other books and acgad. Kenneth Grantwriting in The Magical Revivalclaims that on Jones’ return to Vancouver circahe was wearing only a raincoat, which 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 fratwr.

Aspirants were provided with typescript lectures “sutras” on metaphysical topics, using idiosyncratic terms like “integrality” and “partitivity.

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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.

Crowley and Jones soon came to disagreement about the management of Order funds, Jones resigned from O. This group had been actively recruiting among Theosophists for a decade or more, and Jones was one of a number of prominent Thelemites who eventually joined. About Frater Achad Charles Stansfield Jones, also known as Frater Achad, was at one time designated to be Aleister Acchad magical heir when Achad’s magical advancement coincided with Crowley’s search for a wchad.


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. 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.

He was released after three days. Kowal told Martin Starr that its purpose was “to make men think.

Looking for beautiful books? This article is incomplete. He worked under a variety of mottos and mantonyms, including V. The Best Books of He was imprisoned on suspicion of being a draft dodger who was pretending to be insane.

As Crowley became aware of the involvement of his followers, he likewise denounced the U.

Nine months earlier he had been involved in a set of sex-magical operations with Sr. Jones’ motto as a Probationer was Vnvs in Omnibvs V.

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The true aims of the U. InJones was superintending about 70 members of U. On his admission to the Ninth Degree, Jones took acyad magical name Parzival.