The Ritual for the Evocation Unto Visible Appearance of The Great Spirit Taphthartharath (1911)

Selected Essays of Allan Bennett, Bhikkhu Ananda Metteyya - (Volume 2 of Allan Bennett, Bhikkhu Ananda Metteyya: Biography and Collected Writings) - Elizabeth J. Harris

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Allan Bennett (1872-1923) was one of the first British men to gain higher ordination as a Buddhist monk and one of the seminal figures in the development of Buddhism in the UK.

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This represents the most famous of the rituals that Bennett wrote when he was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the most republished. It was originally performed with three other Golden Dawn members: Florence Farr (Soror S.S.D.D.) (1860–1917), Frederick Leigh Gardner (Frater D.P.A.L.) (1857–1930), and Charles Rosher (Frater A.A.). The goal of the ceremony was to bind the mercurial spirit, Taphthartharath, to a talisman so that they might use it to obtain hidden knowledge. The structure of the ceremony was based on the Golden Dawn Neophyte initiation, namely the first initiation a person took when entering the Golden Dawn. The version in this collection includes a comparison of four versions if this ritual.

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Bennett, Allan. The Ritual for the Evocation Unto Visible Appearance of The Great Spirit Taphthartharath (1911). Selected Essays of Allan Bennett, Bhikkhu Ananda Metteyya - (Volume 2 of Allan Bennett, Bhikkhu Ananda Metteyya: Biography and Collected Writings). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2025. ISBN 9781781798003. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=36343. Date accessed: 14 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36343. Mar 2025

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