The Scarlet Letter
Volume III, Number 2 | December 1995
Column: Smoking Dog Project
Update & Mass of the Dodo
By Fr. PNESOMAUMA
The Dogs spent the Lesser Feast of the Prophet at the Council of Magical Arts Samhain festival. Against all better sense, we produced "the Horrifying Spectacle of Crowleymas" for assembled devotees and curiosity-seekers. The ceremony included traditional rituals such as "Ye Evocation of ye Daemon Aleister Crowley to Visible Appearance" and "Liber Suck 'em Off," as well as newer rites like "The Mass of the Dodo" (see below). Crowley Cups were served, and an abominable time was had by all.
On October 31, the Project finished a full year of "crossquarters" rituals with the Feast of the Dragon at Sr. Continuity's house. The officers were Sr. Continuity (Snake), Fr. PNESOMAUMA (Eagle), and Fr. Titvs (Scorpion). Key assistance was provided by Sr. BreAnna Ashtara and Sr. Lillith, and Fr. Sar Shalom led the drummers. The ritual included the Denials of God from Liber 963, thus giving it a connection to the Rites of Eleusis which began four days later. The principal technology of the ritual was drawn from Liber 231, with other original components.
I need to correct some errors in the Feast of Cattle Little and Big ritual that appeared in the last Letter. The date should have been given as IViii e.n., not VIiii e.n. Babalon recited "The Lord," and Therion recited "The Lady," not the other way around. These were my mistakes—sorry.
The Mass of the Dodo
The magician, his head hoodwinked, stands facing north, the altar before him.
Ra's bark is fiercer than his bite:
Makes the sign of Apophis and Typhon
Then see me grope around and curse,
Stomps 333-55555-333 in frustration
I flap my arms just like a bird,
When all else fails I try to speak
Recites Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky in full
And suddenly I realize
there before my sight is shown
I do not like green eggs and ham.
Puts hoodwink over food on altar
I make a face, reject the feast,
I started blind and all confused
Exits the temple