Symbols of the A.A. (Astrum Argentum)

Emblems of the Esoteric Magickal order Astrum Argentum, or Silver star, an initiatory magical order formed by Aleister Crowley upon his expulsion from the Golden Dawn, and friend George Cecil Jones. When Crowley became the leader of the Ordo Templi Orientis, it became the outer order of the A.A. Included are the symbols of the A.A. and the Ordo Templi Orientis, or O.T.O. The symbols are as follows:

The Sigillum Sanctum Fraturnitatus A A- the Holy seal of the Brotherhood of the Silver Star:

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The outer portion, the septagram, is the symbol of the outer order, and represents the ceiling of the Vault of the Adepti (5=6 grade, G.D.), and the symbol of Babalon, a holy name of Binah. It corresponds to the High Priestess of the Tarot, whose title in Thelemic Tarot decks is “Priestess of the silver star.” Using the Hebrew system of gematria, the name Babalon enumerates to 156. Crowley devised a secret mathematical formula containing seven sevens:

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It is a stylized version of this formula that appears in the center of the seal. The seal of the College of Thelema:

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This symbol was once the personal lamen of CoT founder Phyllis Seckler, and was later adopted as the official seal of the College of Thelema. Its symbolism is borrowed from the lamen of the Martinists; the Hebrew letter yod in the triangle is replaced by the Eye of Horus. The Dove and chalice are borrowed from traditional Christian symbolism representing the descent of the Holy Spirit and a Chalice containing the sacrament of the mass.

The seal of the Cancellarius, or chancellor, an officer of the order:

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JB April 2, 2017 at 1:13 am

I was under the impression that A∴A∴ didn’t actually mean anything and if anyone told you otherwise, they were probably trying to sell you something. I mean, I’m in no way an authority on anything, just passing along what I’ve come across in my travels.

Pazüzü Ichibad Crowley March 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm

It may be fair to add there are adepts peaking in from time to time. The AA has been around a long damn time just under different names, e.g., Buddha in our eyes was a 10°=1 referred to as the grade of Ipsissismus. Getting dogmatic is truly not of us, but getting real ones-self most assuredly is. We eventually strive to attain to K&C of our HGA (Knowledge and coversatuon of our Holy Guardian Angel), but even that is just part of the journey. We most assuredly are not these barabric evil people who sacrifice children to satan. In fact, we are more the less somewhat Nietzchean in the sense that we need to figure out our own rules and follow a rather sophisticated autonomous nature. Ihave a facebook group I began with another adept and we are very laid-back and open to any questions or criticisms. Look up A.’. A.’. Astrum Argentum in facebook groups. I have moderators from all the major lineages and we are all aware of a magical current that exists regardles if one believes it does or not. Well directed autonomy and ethical progression procedures are standard. Considering there is a magical current, one needs to remain grounded in how he/she expresses his or herself in relations to it and one another. I have yet to meet a real jerk but there are a lot of big egos…the irony there, though is by natural progression will annihilate the ego alone. We must all be mindful that the #Khabs is in the khu, not the khu in the khabs’….if that last phrase confused you a little bit, I borrowed a verse from’ Liber Al vel Legis’…..we would be welcoming to all interested to come check us out. Argue with us if you will, but let’s just expect differences of opinion to be handled in a classy manner. Frater Aiwass Hymn 156, 333

Anonymous November 3, 2018 at 2:28 am

I would like to be in contact with the A.A. Is there a less boastful way to become a part of the order besides Facebook, Instagram and all other social media and modern public venues? The point to this for me would not to be elusive, mysterious or secretive. Nor am I ashamed, embarrassed or reluctant to declare my wishes or interests In becoming a brother of your honorable fraternity. I am at a degree of progression in my path where silence, so to speak, is necessary, desired and imperative to my wish to conserve energy otherwise expended in the aforementioned methods .Is there perhaps physical correspondence with the order outside of the Internet? A physical manifestation such as The Equinox, Ostara or various Rosicrucian and Theosophical publications would be greatly appreciated. Actual brotherly communion is also my desire, but as I live in Suburban Georgia, it’s very difficult to find that. There was a Thelemic Lodge here years ago, SYNTAXIS, however I am not solely a Thelemite and I have always thought the A.A. pre-existed before Crowley’s expulsion from G.D. That is only because of his writings, one of which was his autuhagiobiography. If you can help me I would be very pleased and grateful.
Thanks in advance for your efforts.

I can be contacted via email.

Christopher Eugene Being
christophereugene707@icloud.com

Pater Perturbo August 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm

The initials in “A.’.A.’.” stand for Astron Argon, not Astrum Argentum. It is Greek, not Latin.

Jennifer August 27, 2014 at 3:50 am

Actually, as I’m sure you’re aware, the true name is not known or divulged to outsiders. I am aware some elaborate gematric calculations were used to arrive at this ‘revelation,’ but I have seen no evidence it was the actual, original chosen name (a source close to Crowley once argued it stoof for “Atlantean adepts’). Astrum Argentum or even Argentum Astrum are both fitting with consensus and the historical record, so I will continue to use those.

Tau Ferenc December 24, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Jennifer is absolutely right.

Steve December 10, 2013 at 3:26 am

Some people are so easily tricked and misled and feel without a doubt that they are the right ones. I honestly have been deceived before, Satan is one smart and tricky guy. He tells you that you are right before you can even consider “maybe I am wrong.”
Albert Pike spills the beans as well as others that “Lucifer is the light” you receive, however what good is His ‘light’ if it is dark-light?

AND If Lucifer is here, why do people fall for the same “I will make you like Gods” bullshit? Adam and Eve fell for that shit and right away it was obvious she made a long-term change in humanity up until this very day.

What good is having the whole world if a man has no soul? Satan was a “liar and murder from the start.” Those with a conscious & awake soul will know the truth from a deception. You can not fully trust a murderous liar who despises all of humanity.

I hope you give it thought, instead of writing it all off as bullshit.
Don’t let all those fake-type-religious people ruin the actual message; God is about Loving and accepting others and being good to each other.

I respect all religions and do not judge anyone as I know how imperfect I am, life is about learning to get along with different people and working together to overcome all the ‘hardships’ in life. I have tried every religion out there and feel it was worth all the learning to come full circle and know I have tried multiple belief systems and I am not “settling” for what I was raised around.

Stacy April 26, 2015 at 1:40 am

@Steve you should never settle for what works for someone else. Good puts in each of our hearts the path he wants us to take. No matter the struggles or blessings he leads us where we are suppose to be and what we are suppose to do. We are to only love each other and help where it is needed. God doesn’t ask much just that we acknowledge that he exists and that he love us. You should continue to search for what God has for you, you might be very surprised to find out he really does want you too be happy. #lionessledbytheking

Devil Dave September 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Since you mentioned Lucifer, and thinking you know a thing or two about Lucifer, allow me to set you straight on the record here. First, if you want to know about Light and Darkness, you have to really DEEP READ your bible as I have done. In genesis, if you read the very first verse of the bible it reads “in the beginning, god created the heavens and the earth and the earth was without form and void AND DARKNESS WAS UPON THE FACE OF THE DEEP.” So your cherished *image* of god, originating in some lit up heaven creating the universe is flawed, you see here that it says “In the beginning God… and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” So god was in darkness. Then God is said to have *spoke* the universe into existance using the Alpha-BET, and i would assume you’ve heard that the name BaphoMET is a name for “the devil” among many others. The very first thing god “did” was to say “Let there be Light”, and when he divides the light from the darkness and calls them Day and Night this is the only place he capatilzes these terms. If you look later in chapter one, he creates the sun and the moon to rule the day and the night, so, this light that shined forth is a completely DIFFERENT light than the Sun. The Alpha BET by saying “Let There” menaing “I will allow and not forbid there to be” and the Bapha MET that BET by shining forth, and guess what god said? That it was GOOD. And this WAS THE MORNING OF CREATION.

Later you see god referenced to “the voice of the lord walking in the garden *in the cool of the day* (morning)” Looking later in the text we see in Ezk. that Lucifer is refered to as “The covering cherub” and “the anointed cherub” and that god will “Destroy him” (not though him into the bottumless pit). We see him referred to as “Son of the Morning” in Isa. We also see that El Shaidi means “the breasted one”. Later we see in John, christ is refered to as “was in the beggining with god” and “without him was not anything mad that was made” (god had to see to create) and also “and teh light shineth in darkness” (which it did, because god WAS in darkness as evident from the first verse of Gen.) We also find christ saying that “he shall return from the east in the sky amonst the clouds” (the sun does this everyday). In revelation the ANGEL of christ who THE ANGEL HIMSELF CLAIMS TO BE THE ALPHA AND OMEGA CALLS HIMSELF THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR ***TWICE*** and that he shall RECIEVE A NEW NAME. and also that HE WHO OVER COMES WILL RECIEVE A WHITE STONE WITH A NEW NAME ON IT THAT ONLY HE WILL KNOW AND THAT HE WHO OVERCOME SHALL BE ALLOWED TO SIT UPON HIS (ANGELS) THROWN WITH HIM (**more on this in a moment**). We also see THIS ANGELS IS SAID TO BE “GIRT ABOUT THE ***PAPS*** WITH A GOLDEN GIRDLE. (THIS IS A HERMAPHRODITE ANGEL. (The image of baphoment, just like with El Shaidai comes to mind again)….. and if El Shaidai was a Hermaphrodite and was in fact Baphomet, this is even furthor confirmed in Gen one, where it says “God created them BOTH MALE AND FEMALE”, and then in Gen two, the genetic split happened into the two persons.

Now, BOTH the old and new testment follow the stories of THE EGYPTIANS AND THIS IS HOW. First, the creation story. In Egyptian religion, the NAMELESS GOD created the universe, just as God is not given a name in genesis. This nameless god then creates other lesser gods to create the other parts of creation. We see this same thing happen in Genesis, BUT NO ONE NOTICES. He creates the Light to see. He creates the firmament to drives the clouds from the lakes, the firmament being the air (the spirit of the air again comes to mind), he creates the earth (dirt) to form Adam out of, etc etc. This is the same “train of thought” as the Egyptian story of creation. The new testament follows as…. a magician would go upon a roof top and blind fold himself and then a spirit associated with a diety would enter into him and he would then become adopted by that deity and to signify that the ritual was complete an eagle would swoop down and drop a stone in the magicians hands… i’m sure you can see in your mind exactly how this correlates to the new testament. With christs death and resurrection, which is celebrated at EAST-er, it is an exact copy of the story of Ra every night decending down into the underworld and would have to defeat the serpent demon named Apep before being able to rise again, in the east every morning.

And everyone knows, the Sun governs ALL of the natural processes of the earth (wind currents, water currents, evaporation and rain that water the plants that give us both oxogyn and food and the sun provides photosynthesis to the plants and natural vitamen d to our skin and on and on and on)…. eventually, you see it’s all both A.) Sun worship and B.) Sex worship

The last note, i will repeat… “And god created a firmament to devide the waters above from the waters below and he called that firmament heaven”.. rain clouds above, lakes and oceans belows, air in between… welcome to heaven, but i know you will deny it.

Steve2 June 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

I mean, if your God is one of love, then it probably has nothing to do with the mass-murdering megalomaniac that opposes Satan and squashes intellectual growth in favor of blind obedience from the Abrahamic religions (known contemptibly as Yaldabaoth in Gnosticism). So it shouldn’t really matter to you what anyone thinks Satan is doing, he’s from a different pantheon. Keep practicing love and tolerance, and let Luciferians practice theirs, too.

Anonymous November 3, 2018 at 2:39 am

Mr Steve,
Is it perhaps you are unaware that Satan is The Adversary, an aspect of every man, more akin to a adversarial side of a mans mental, physical and spiritual deeds and choices, whereas Lucifer is an Actual Man? (Not an Angel as he was before) it is the difference between physicality and metaphysicality.

This question is sincere, and not meant to be provocative, offensive or arrogant. My only expectation is discourse. Hopefully uplifting and mutually enlightening. I am very enthusiastic about learning new things this is for sure.
Thanks in advance for your efforts.

Anonymous September 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Mr.Gutierrez do you intact work for A&M? I’m planning on finishing my bachelors in psychology there starting next fall. I am unaware of many people in this area involved in the esoteric societies. If possible I would like to contact you for some possible networking.

Noel E. Gutierrez December 22, 2012 at 12:50 am

I simply wanted to say that Astrum argentum is a small group that tries to follow the Teachings of Aliester Crawley and after analizing their Pedagological Ontology, I think it’s essential for some Christians to join this goup to evangelize the Word of Our Lord Jesus Christ among some of its confused members. God bless all of you!!

Henry Rei July 4, 2013 at 1:03 am

Noel E. Gutierrez is not a member of The Astrum Argentum. He is a Member of The Lions Club in Alabama and he works for A.& M. University.

Noel E. Gutierrez May 30, 2014 at 8:45 am

Symbols change from time to time. We all learn from the Spiritual Aspect of Symbols.
The Golden Dawn left symbols that are now used by modern esoteric groups.
Pax Vobiscum!!

Noah Ober November 23, 2012 at 2:33 am

Jennifer,
Snark was not intended but the description does clearly say,

“This symbol was once the personal lamen of CoT founder Phyllis Seckler, and was later adopted as the official seal of the College of Thelema.”

Please see the link below for the seal of the CoT
http://www.thelema.org/college_of_thelema/index.html

Noel E. Gutierrez November 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

I have just joined the ASTRUM ARGENTUM and I’m commencing the study that take about one year. I think the Rosicrucian Lineage is a safe way to improve onself in life.
Religion is also very good. May Our Lord Jesus Christ bless all of you now and always!!

Albertus Magister July 4, 2013 at 1:06 am

I heard Noel E. Gutierrez is a Polyglot because he was heard speak more than two or three languages very well. He may work for the The New World Order or something like that.

Noel E. Gutierrez November 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The Symbology of the Astrum Argentum has a deep and powerful meaning for those of us who had the fortune of going through Masonic/Martinist/Rosicrucian Initiations in our lives. All groups are similiar in one way or another. There is no true Rosicrucian Order because they all come from the same source and end in the same destination. Like the old saying in Italian, “Tutte le Strade Conduconno a Roma”(All Roads lead to Rome”).This is all true. I was blessed with the Knights Templar Initiation in Miami and I realized that all the Secret Societies have onething in Common with is the 32 Degree Secret.

God bless you all!!!

someone June 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

came to think of it.. if the holy graal or whatever it is called is the womb of a woman then the allseeing eye is the penis hole where the sperm comes out from!

religion is so dirty and filthy.. look on a male penis in ertction from above with the foreskin backdrawn there you have gods eye roflmao. :P .

see there is no god and will never be. i know offtopic i did stare at the triangle with gods eye in it and then i got the idea! stare long enough and keep the penis in mind at same time and you see same as i did. as i said OFFTOPIC sorry i did ruin it all. but it is true looks very alike what i said. honestly. silly easy fooled humans lol.

Devil Dave September 23, 2016 at 3:26 pm

You are most certainly correct sir. The seal of solomon, also know as the star of david, is symbolic of the blade and chalice combined as one in sexual union, or rather hermaprhotidic reunion. The eye of providence being depicted as the blade (upward triangle) with the singular eye of the erict penis as you mentioned, the chalice being the downfacing triangle to catch all of the sperm released. There are many different places in many different “schools” where these triangle shapes are placed in different directions with or without circles, dots, lines, etc. for different symbolic meanings. Hell, even Alcoholics Anonymous uses this single upward triangle and circle symbol so common within a number of schools.

Also, the seal of solomon is geometrically and mathematically 666. Six being the day man is said to have been created by God in the christian mythos and is therefore his number, and also that Solomon recieved in gold in one year of 666 in weight – at least, according to the christian mythos. The true meaning of 666 being 6+6=6, or rather, 1+1=3. I’ve heard that the “two pillars of solomons temple, Jachin and Boaz, were symbolic of two penises”. Though, to me, this does not make sense. Because two penises can not produce an offspring, nor is it an accurate replica of his seal. Having looked at the words of Gen. 1 deeply, man kind having been created *both male and female* originally, and then being *split* in chapter 2 into seperate singular sexes (an evolutionary event) and then commanded to *cleave unto his wife to become one flesh once more* – to reunite the two pillars of the devided hermaphrodite temple of flesh, these two pillars would be the “pillars of my god” mentioned in revelation by the hermaphrodite angel of christ whose paps were girt with gold – the pillars of the God of Man, (for who did Christ seek to serve and save, not “God” but Man and is not who one serves his God?), or the God of Adam (Add Am) the devided Hermaphrodite, symbolized in the Goat of Mendes or the Baphomet, an evolution of the god Pan, the God of Lust and Fertility. To “Solve’ Coagula”, to solve the riddle of the “double helix” of the gene-nome, the two blazin serpents rising up spiraling around Baphomet’s erect penis.

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