Description of Baratchial
The dangers attendant upon the use of this kala are extremes, yet the advantages that may be gained would seem to outweigh them in that the Adept is able to transcend the merely conceptual transmission of imagery. He is thus able to manœuvre specific atavisms at a level deeper than those he could penetrate as a Magus. This is because the silence of the outer space, like the music of the spheres, may be apprehended only when the ape-like chattering of the Magician’s vehicle has been subdued by contact with the transcosmic forces that sweep through this tunnel from the pathways of the Great Inane. The latter is the Ain, or Void, the unwinking eye which emits invisible rays that reify within the innermost sanctuaries of the Adept’s non-being. He then becomes The Magus of Power in a true and totally different sense to that in which this power has been understood in any previous aeon. For that power (shakti) is primal and does not exist apart from the shadow, the solidification of which is the entified Magus whose Word is but falsehood and glamour.
This particular kala shows the face of the Tree is – and can only be – a facade. This is so because a reified and therefore dualistic interpretation of the hidden currents of energy, that pulse through the tunnels on the other side of the Tree, transmit the energies of Non-being. It is in this sense that the ‘One ran and returned’. To where did it return? The manifested Word returned to the silence of non-manifestation.
The meaning of Baratchial’s name is “Poison of God,” and he is attributed to either the 12th or 19th Kliffotic Path depending upon where you start counting. The tunnel over which he presides is between Chaigidel (ruled by Baelzebuth and associated with Uranus) and Thaumiel (ruled by Molock and Satan and associated with Neptune and Pluto).
Baratchial’s tunnel is associated with Mercury, which makes a large amount of sense considering the didactic nature of that planet in astrology. It is the pathway of sorcerers.
Baratchial can reveal the nature and origin of any spell he is asked about and can reveal the truth about the origin of the Qliphoth. He can give details about many different Qliphothic entities and secret realms within Hell. He has mastery over sexual black magick and he can initiate the witch into the most esoteric magickal mysteries of the Qliphoth. He can manipulate the psyche and consciousness of a human and improve one’s astral sight. This demon appears as a male to some and a female to others, as do so many other entities, and he can teach the witch about cliology/aeonic theory.
Baratchial can help the witch speak in tongues and strengthening the chakras is a specialty of his, especially the sacral. He can bring about the corruption of personal mindsets and mislead liars so that they will believe that their prevarication was successful when (at least) the majority of the audience is not fooled. He can teach the summoner to hunt, both on the astral and physical plains. He is apt for ego dissolution and the use of trance to work with atavism.
Baratchial has knowledge of drugs, oncology, and pharmacology. He can delineate biochemical avenues of consciousness alteration to help the witch appraise hidden aspects of her psychology, and she can invert the cellular reflexes to bring about the end of cancer.
Baratchial can impart a level-headed, dispassionate disposition unto the witch which is apt for reasoning/planning under duress. He can alter the personality so that the witch isn’t afraid of combat, rejection, or vituperation and imbue her with Satanic religious devotion.
He can teach the witch about various sciences and impart the gift of healing to her. He is apt for energy work, working with elementals, gaining various spiritual abilities, and working/teaching magick of many different kinds. Baratchial is associated with Ataphaxia and speech disorders.
Barathcial is a messenger spirit who has been described as playful and sanguine. He is associated with the key of E, the letter Beth, and the tarot card called the Magus or the Magickian. Apollo (Saurtoctonos/Abbaton) was associated with the letter E and the letter Beth often signifies a womb or house.
According to the Order of the Nine Angles, the key of E minor is associated with “Satanic indulgence”, concupiscence, and Mercury. They also associate the color yellow with Mercury, which is the color that Kenneth Grant recommended Baratchial’s sigil be drawn in.
The numerical value of Baratchial’s name is 260, 539, and 794 depending upon the system used.
2 + 6 + 0 = 8, the number of Mercury, the Great Work, and Baphomet of Mendes
5 + 3 + 9 = 17, the number of squares in a swastika, which the ONA considers to be the symbol of the Thorian Aeon (the current one). The number 17 signifies a lightning bolt and a weapon against heaven. 1 + 7 = 8
7 + 9 + 4 = 20 and 2 + 0 = 2. 2 is the number of the Devil and his Tree, and Beth is the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
More numerical correspondences follow.
260: Purple/Red-Purple, Youth, Axe, South, Tiriel (intelligence of Mercury), HaMorah (Jerusalem), Idolatrous Priest, Leraikha (a specific Goetic demon), Vineyard, Hidden Treasure, Daylight, Merchandise, Cinnamon, Slander, Friend, Weakness, I.N.R., Exaltabitur (I will praise/worship), Ineptos et profanos, A Priest, Blackness, Pleasures, Delights, “Thy Thighs,”
539: Period/Cycle, Circumference
794: Separateness/Freedom, Trumpets, “His Handmaid,” “And maidservants,” “His [God’s] Refuge”, Path, Advance
Visions of the Nightside
Naos (Drakon Covenant Edition)
Thelemic Qabalah 3
Gematria and the Tanakh
Frater 414’s experimens with Liber 213
Nightside of Eden
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The Psychonaut willfully manipulates consciousness and psyche by bioactive and other means, to see beyond the veil that separates the Worlds
The Shadow Tarot
“The lightnings increased and the Lord Tahuti (i.e., Thoth) stood forth. The Voice came from the Silence. Then the One ran and returned.”
Aleister Crowley, Liber CCXXXI
“The twelfth path or kala is attributed to the planet Mercury and its shadow masses in the form of Baratchial. The name Baratchial should be vibrated in the key of ‘E’, a suggestion of ‘chattering’ or ‘tittering’ accompanying the vibration, which should not be even…”
“This is the kala of the Sorcerers …who transmit the light direct from beyond Kether to Saturn via the formula of duality …”
“…the magical power …the secrets of the kalas of the void, and of that Kalinian Current which obtains in the widdershins world of anti-light …”
Kenneth Grant, Nightside of Eden
Excerpted from . . .
The Shadow Tarot
© Linda Falorio, 1995, 1998
In the 12th Tunnel of Baratchial, the mocking Ape of Thoth has deposed The Magus of Power of Dayside Tarots, instinctually manipulating the Elements of Formation—not elements of solar consciousness, but those of the Dark Sciences of the Void—to dissolve ego, alter consciousness, and to see beyond the veil that separates the Worlds.
The first element of Fire here takes the form of Amanita Muscaria—”Fly Agaric” sprung from lightning, Flesh of the gods, which was a divinely given means of traveling with Them, used since ancient times by witches, sorcerers, and shamans.
The element of Water appears in the guise of Bufo Marinus, whose toxic properties—bufo genin, bufotoxin, and bufotenine—which are extracted by boiling in oil, are 150 times more powerful a heart stimulant than curare. This sea toad extract, known to the Chinese as “Ch’an su”—”toad venom”—was used as an hallucinogenic snuff by the Amazon Indians of the Upper Orinoco. Remains of this toxic substance were found at Cozumel, where the Mayan priesthood used this hallucinogen’s ingestion to worship their fierce rain-god Tlaloc.
The element of Air is represented by the Crapaud de Mer, the “puffer fish” known for its ability to puff its body up with air. The puffer fish, also known as the blow fish, sea squab, or “fugu,” yields tetrodotoxin, a deadly neurotoxin 160,000 times more potent than cocaine. This chemical has been known to create a living death, imprisoning the active and aware intelligence and consciousness in a physically unresponsive body. Prepared as the Japanese culinary delicacy sushi , it imparts to the gourmet diner the added intoxication of a (usually!) successful brush with death. The uses of the puffer fish in ritual zombification can be easily understood, and is very ancient, remains having been found in Egyptian tombs of the Ti (5th) Dynasty.
The element of Earth is imparted by a human skull and tibia shavings, both traditional ingredients of dark preparations. The cauldron, which is the womb in which all these elements combine into a hell-broth, is of a design of the ancient Anasazi people of the American Southwest, who entered our dimensional world through the first kiva’s sipapu, climbing into Time, only to mysteriously disappearing once more into the transdimensional Void.
The fifth element of Spirit is represented by Witches and Wizards, who appear as smoke illusions born of this hellish brew. They are drawn upward by the transcosmic forces sweeping from the pathways of the Great Inane, and are sucked at last into the Void, the Ain, the Unwinking Eye that is the ultimate OBLIVION.
Baratchial is the Tunnel of Dark Science, where witch doctors search for bioactive preparations to subtly affect the human psyche, where pharmacologists search for new drugs deep in Amazonian forests, where scientists search for new elements which may be stably combined only via the weightlessness of interstellar space, and where lies the constant search for new ways to chemically manipulate the environment and ourselves, for peace, and for war.
The need to work with the energies of Baratchial may be signaled by experiencing feelings of inordinate investment in the individual ego and its products, such as are mirrored in the idee fixeé that “Man is the Crown of Creation.” Here too, we encounter those who cling to solar consciousness, being absolutely horrified at the thought of any suggestion of experimentation with altered realities, either by others or themselves.
For in this Tunnel is power of the Psychonaut extraordinaire. Here is the power to realize consciousness and ego as by-products of biochemistry, affected by the individual subconscious mind, affected by the collective unconscious, and affected by the animal nature, the “little self.” Here we find the power to willfully manipulate consciousness through biochemical means, in order to explore unknown worlds within. In this way we seek our evolution into far unknown future selves, deliberately mutating consciousness by absorbing cosmic rays of “infinitely corroding light” into the unshielded, yielding psyche.
Danger to the undeveloped ego is Zombification into an unthinking slave of Science, of mass-culture, and mass-consciousness.
The Planetary Correspondence
The twelfth path is attributed to the planet Mercury and its shadow masses in the form of Baratchial whose sigil this is, and whose number is 260.
The Sigil of Baratchial
The sigil should be painted in a yellow deeper than that used of the sigil of Amprodias, upon a vesica-shaped plaque of indigo rayed with violet.
The Call of Baratchial
The name Baratchial should be vibrated in the key of ‘E’, as with the previous sentinel, but there should be a suggestion of ‘chattering’ or ‘tittering’ accompanying the vibration, which should not be even. »
The Gematria of Baratchial
260 is the sum of the serie TTTTT, 8 being the number of Mercury as a cosmic power-zone. 260 is the number of Tiriel, the Intelligence of Mercury, so we shall expect to find a very precise reflection and inversion of this entity in the depths of the abyss where the path becomes a tunnel transmitting infernal influences. And this we do in fact find, for 260 is also the number of TMIRA, the ‘concealed’ or ‘hidden’, and of KMR, ‘a priest’, not of the Light but of the Dark, for KMR means ‘blackness’, its root being the Egyptian Kam, ‘black’. Yet although the 12th path is that of the Magician or Magus, the black or hidden priest should not be identified with the black magician, but with the Black Brother.
The Animal Correspondence: Twin Serpent
This is the kala of the Sorcerers, the Monnim (also equal to 260) who transmit the light direct from beyond Kether to Saturn via the formula of duality. Duality is expressed zoomorphically by the twin serpents Od and Ob, and by the ape – the shadow of the Magus who, according to tradition distorts and perverts the Word of the Magus thus making a mockery of his work, as do the Black Brothers with their formula of duality.
The Magical Tool Correspondence: Two Swords with Inturned blades
This is evidenced by the symbols of Baratchial : two swords with inturned blades, suggesting intense concentration on the ego as opposed to the Self of All, flanking a ghostly face (mask) surmounted by a crescent moon. The sigil is a glyph of falsity and illusion reflected in the current of duality that reveals the Shadow of Thoth in the image of his ape or cynocephalus.
The Appropriate Verse from Liber CCXX for Baratchial
This doctrine is expressed in the second verse of CCXXXI : « The lightning increased and the Lord Tahuti (i.e. Thoth) stood forth. The Voice came from the Silence. Then the One ran and returned. »
The One is Kether, an dit returned to its own power-zone because the vibration of this kala is illusory and cannot transmit truth. Its vibration duplicates that of the previous kala, thus creating a mere simulacrum of the creative spirit.
The Magical Power Correspondence: the Gift of Tongues
The Black Brother is double tongued, as the serpent, which is significant, for the magical power ascribed to the obverse aspect of which this path is the tunnel, is the Gift of Tongues, the Gift of Healing, and a Knowledge of Sciences. The healing here however is the healing of the ego, which merely aggravates with illusion the disease of false identity creating vastes with illusion the disease of false identity creating thereby a chain of endless suffering. Likewise, the Science of which knowledge is given are the the sciences of darkness. Yet it must not be supposed that these are necessarily evil, it is merely that in the hands of a Black Brother they necessarily tend to sterility because directed towards the fulfillment of wholly personal ambitions. The dark sciences of this path contain the secrets of the kalas of the void, and of that Kalinian Current which obtains in the widdershins world of anti-light.
The Inhabitants of Baratchial: Witches and Wizards
The witches and wizards of this tunnel speak with ‘voices’ that are reflected into the aura of the Adept by the mechanism of unatural acoustics associated with the mechanism of unnatural acoustics associated with the mysterious ventriloquism of Bath Kol, the Voice of the Oracle. The bath or beth is the house or womb of the supreme kala, and of the source of that ventrilouism that was primal in the myths of man, for the Word was endowed with flesh and issued from the belly of the mother. Here again the number of Baratchial, 260, corroborates the doctrine of this path of beth for it is the number of MINMON, ‘pleasures’, ‘delights’, and of IRKIK, ‘thy thights’, which reveals the sexual nature of these pleasures.
The Disease Correspondence: Speech Disorders
The disease typical of this path is Ataxaphasia which here refers specifically to disorders of the faculty of speech, typified by the bestial howlings or cachinnations of the pre-human creation and by that ‘monstruous speech’ (mentioned in Liber VIII) that thrills beyond the veil of the void.
 The letter beth which is ascribed to the 12th kala, is synonymous with our word both, implying duality.
 But not in their balanced form as on the obverse of the Tree.
 i.e. illusion. It is the 1 reflected that became 2. Likewise 11, eleven, is the number one of those ‘who are of us’.
 Prologue of the Unborn, verse 10.
 His senses.
 The title of the tarot trump equated with the obverse path.