Qabalistic Pathworking

"Is God to live in a dog? No! but the highest are of us."AL II:19

The Dogbreath Relay is a series of "pathworkings" designed to be executed by thelemites working in groups of five to nine magicians over a two-year period. The Smoking Dog Project has already undertaken the first two Legs of the Relay. Each quarterly Leg has included working a path each month in two complimentary sessions, for a total of six sessions or three paths per Leg. Participants are asked to commit to the work of an entire Leg, and at the end of each Leg, there is an opportunity for old Dogs to retire, and new ones to join. The Relay draws on various texts and technologies, but focuses on an exploration of the material in Liber CCXXXI. For the initial Dogbreath Relay, we are only working with the spirits of the Houses of Mercury. The Prisons of the Qliphoth may be incorporated into a future series.

The Relay is run twice a month by the group, which is divided into two teams: the Damned and the Dead. The two teams exchange their roles, so that each pathe may be worked by all of the participants in both capacities. The responsibilities of the teams are detailed below. The sequence of exchange flips each month, so that an individual participant in the First Leg would have worked in either the following pattern or its complement:

Dead Dogs: "There is death for the dogs." AL II:45

Damned Dogs: "Enough of Because! Be he damned for a dog!" AL II:37

The results of some of our work appear below: