The Rites of Eleusis

Aleister Crowley composed and first performed The Rites of Eleusis with his associates in London in 1910 e.v. to publicize his magical fraternity, the A∴A∴. Loosely based on the ancient Greek initiation ceremonies, the Eleusinian Mysteries, the Rites form a cycle that invokes planetary energies by means of dramatic ritual involving music, poetry, dance, and stimulation of all the senses. The audience is more a part of the Rite than they are mere observers.

The Rites of Eleusis were published as a special supplement in The Equinox Vol. I No. VI. and have been performed by numerous O.T.O. groups worldwide. Heart of Blood has produced stage performances of the Rites in co-operation with numerous O.T.O. bodies in the United States since 2014 e.v.

The Rite of Saturn

The Rite of Jupiter

The Rite of Mars

The Rite of Sol

The Rite of Venus

The Rite of Mercury