Angels & Demons

Sitri Exposes The Sins Of Church Sexual Suppression


By James Donahue 


When the Twelfth Spirit Sitri was recently evoked he presented himself as the Hanged Man, a figure well known to Tarot Card users, with his finger pointing directly downward at the dome of the Vatican. Surrounding this dome were three structures with upside down crosses on top of them. Sitri appears in this drawing in the classic image of the alien known as the Grey.


It is obvious that Sitri was telling us something that he thought important. To determine the possible message we turned to the root of Sitri, examining what the old magickians had to say about him.


S. L. MacGregor Mathers wrote that Sitri rules over 60 legions of spirits. But according to the old stories, Sitri first appears as a leopard's head with gryphon wings then takes on human form when asked.


Mathers gives yet another clue. He said the spirit has "the power to instill love in men and women and to cause them to show themselves naked."  This is behavior condemned by the church, and consequently much of society. It is considered immoral to walk nude in public naked and in most countries you will be arrested for doing it.


The Seagate Adventurers' Guild Beastiary declares that "Sitri has the power to enflame men and women with the love of each other and to cause them to show themselves naked and frolic with one another in unseemly ways."


We are reminded of Crowley's declarations in the Book of the Law: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" and "the name of restriction is sin."


Is Sitri portraying himself as the hanged man because he wants us to understand how badly the church has suppressed his freedom of joyful sexual expression? Indeed, he is the perfect example of the bound and tortured slave.


There is obviously a link between church sexual suppression and the activities of Sitri. The magician wrote that "three bodies . . . of this church carry out the affairs of Sitri and it is done by all things related to sexual repression. Sexual repression energizes the church and this energy serves Sitri.


"Catholic priests who molest pre-pubescent boys are not the fault of Sitri. This aberrant sexual activity is simply born of sexually repressive Christian doctrine."