“Let them eat cake.” – French Phrase
Aleister Crowley’s research into the dark arts led him to create a ritual called “The Cake of Light” using human semen, blood, and vaginal fluids mixed with flour and honey baked into a cake (wafers/cookies) in the oven. As Crowley once said, “Mind is a disease of semen. All that a man is or may be is hidden therein….Therefore is man only himself when lost to himself in The Charioting.”
The Cakes of Light are said to be served to initiates as part of a Satanic communion that is still practiced to this very day by some groups like the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) and followers of Crowley magick.
It is the name of the eucharist host found within Thelema, the religion adapted from the philosophy of François Rabelais by Crowley who described these semen cakes in his book Magick in Theory and Practice:
“The Cakes of Light are universally applicable; they contain meal, honey, and oil (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, the three necessaries of human nutrition): also the perfume of the three essential types of magical and curative virtue; the subtle principle of animal life itself is fixed in them by the introduction of fresh living blood.”
As the French would say, Bon Appétit!
Using the imagination (Imaginatio) and the spiritual power of semen in magical arts is nothing new. It is an ancient practice that can be found throughout old occult literature like that of Cornelius Agrippa. However, Crowley just took it to a whole new level creating a perversion of the Judeo-Christian teachings on religion and sex by turning it on its head by what he dubbed Magick.
Crowley uses the spelling “Magick” to differentiate his art — the art of changing nature in accordance with one’s Will — from most vulgar understandings of the term. (See The Law is for All: The Authorized Popular Commentary on Liber AL sub figura CCXX, The Book of the Law (Tempe, AZ: New Falcon Publications, 1996), 39, and Magick in Theory and Practice (Paris: Lecram, 1929).
Crowley lists various types of blood as acceptable ingredients within a Cake of Light. He writes:
“Of the moon” refers to monthly menstrual blood.
“Of a child” refers to fluid from sexual intercourse.
“From the host of heaven” refers to semen.
Crowley continues, “Of enemies; then of the priest or of the worshippers” is self-explanatory. “Last of some beast” refers to animal blood; the least controversial since many foods are made with the substance.
To some people, this type of exchange of bodily fluids and DNA is not only gross, but it is also dangerous. You can not only catch various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), you can die from them.
However, to some practitioners (not all!) of this type of black magic like Aleister Crowley’s OTO, these are the preferred unholy biological ingredients to perform their rituals. Meaning, Tarot Cards, and Oijia Boards are magic tools for mostly Satanic kids, while blood, semen, and human DNA are for those students looking to make the next jump from Harry Potter magic into the Crowley black magick big leagues.
Crowley had written about these sex rituals as part of his self-made religion of Thelema in the Gnostic Mass and the Mass of the Phoenix. The Cake of Light ritual is in Magick, Book 4, Liber ABA (chp. 20):
“A Eucharist of some sort should most assuredly be consummated daily by every magician, and he should regard it as the main sustenance of his magical life. It is of more importance than any other magical ceremony because it is a complete circle.”
Crowley had written, “The whole of the force expended is completely re-absorbed; yet the virtue is that vast gain represented by the abyss between Man and God
The magician becomes filled with God, fed upon God, intoxicated with God. Little by little his body will become purified by the internal lustration of God; day by day his mortal frame, shedding its earthly elements will become in very truth the Temple of the Holy Ghost. Day by day matter is replaced by Spirit, the human by the divine; ultimately the change will be complete; God manifest in flesh will be his name.”
As Crowley once wrote, “I say today: to hell with Christianity, Rationalism, Buddhism all the lumber of the centuries. I bring you a positive and primeval fact, Magic by name: and with this, I will build me a new Heaven and a new Earth.
I want none of your faint approval or faint dispraise; I want blasphemy, murder, rape, revolution, anything, bad or good but strong.” – Crowley, Letter to brother in law, Gerald Kelly
But Hell, Crowley, The Great Beast would be damn proud of his modern-day semen and blood-consuming disciples!
The Cake of Light would help him accomplish his will.
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.