Secret Fire Lodge is an official body of the O.T.O. serving the Skopje area in Macedonia. It is committed to promotion and promulgation of the law of Thelema in Skopje, Macedonia and beyond.
The Body previously operated as Camp Odin, with relatively limited engagement in group activities, until an unexpected shift of events and responsibilities occurred in 2012 e.v., after which many subsequent changes followed.
By signing an Oath of Encampment, a few members of the former Camp Odin set the Wheels in Motion. The Oath included a detailed list of tasks that had to be completed in a designated period of time, or in turn the Body would cease to exist. However, the strong Will and Dedication of the members of the Camp resulted in completion of the tasks in 1/4 period of the assigned time. Thus, a lot of additional activities were undertaken and the Body became fully functional. What followed next was receiving of an Initiation Charter and transformation of the Camp to Oasis, which happened on the 12th of January 2013 e.v.
Resolution 170925.06, motion to upgrade Secret Fire Oasis in the valley of Skopje - Macedonia, to Lodge, has been carried out by the Supreme Council on November the 6th 2017 e.v..
Currently we are working on the creation and publication of an online magazine named Samekh, that will cover various subjects related to the Order and The Law in general.
The members of the Secret Fire Lodge firmly believe in the Lege Artis method of operation, following the best practices of various Brothers & Sisters in their respective Communities throughout the world.
Why Secret Fire?
To conclude: remember that our subject is no common water, but a thick, slimy, fat earth. This earth must be dissolved into water and that water must be coagulated again into earth. This is done by a certain natural agent which the philosophers call their Secret Fire. For if you work with common fire it will dry your sperm and bring it to an unprofitable red dust, of the color of wild poppy. Their Fire then is the Key of the Art, for it is a natural agent but acts not naturally without the sun.
This Fire is at the root and about the root I mean, about the center of all things, both visible and invisible. It is in water, earth and air; it is in minerals, herbs and beasts; it is in men, stars and angels. But originally it is in God Himself, for He is the Fountain of heat and fire, and from Him it is derived to the rest of the creatures in a certain stream or sunshine. Now the magicians afford us but two notions whereby we may know their fire. It is as they describe it moist and invisible.
The Works of Thomas Vaughan by Thomas Vaughan, edited by Arthur Edward Waite.
The secret fire of the masters of alchemy was, then, electricity; and there is the better half of their grand arcanum; but they knew how to equilibrate its force by a magnetic influence which they concentrated in their athanor.
The Key of the Mysteries by Eliphas Levi, translated by Aleister Crowley.
36. Let not thy “Heaven-born,” merged in the sea of mäyā, break from the Universal Parent (SOUL), but let the fiery power retire into the inmost chamber, the chamber of the Heart, and the abode of the World’s Mother."The Voice of the Silence," by H. P. Blavatsky
The heaven-born is the human consciousness. The chamber of the Heart is the Anāhata lotus. The abode of the World’s Mother is the Mulādhāra lotus. But there is a more technical meaning yet—and this whole verse describes a particular method of meditation, a final method, which is far too difficult for the beginner. "Liber LXXI," by Aleister Crowley
Commentaries on the Holy Books and Other Papers The Equinox, Vol. IV, No. 1.
In his hand he holds a Lamp whose centre is the Sun, portrayed in the likeness of the Sigil of the great King of Fire (Yod is the secret Fire).
The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V by Aleister Crowley, Frieda Harris.
We will therefore endeavour on somewhat different grounds, to strengthen the thesis already put forward, which is, ultimately, that our Sulphur or Secret Fire is connected with Neshamah or the Nous in the part that it plays in the Telestic Work. We would also warn the reader, in order to avoid needless repetition, to remember that Venus is not merely to be regarded as Copper, but frequently as a synonym for our hidden principle. As Jacob Boehme expresses it in his Clavis, "The fire of love ... is the true soul of man, namely the true spirit which God breathed into man for a creaturely life." For when it is said (Gen. ii, 7): "And breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul," the word used for breath is Neshamath, while those used for living soul are Nephesch Chiah.
The Secret Fire: An Alchemical Study by E. J. Langford Garstin.
In the vast majority of humanity, this Secret Fire, or liberating energy of self-consciousness, lies dormant, asleep at the base of the spine, coiled like a serpent. Only a small amount manages to escape, reaching a sepherothic level, or so-called chakra, thus creating a loci of consciousness for each person. If it reaches the top of the skull, and beyond, a spiritual awakening can occur, allowing for a descent and re-ascent of the energy, during which the psychic centers can be awakened allowing for the manifestation of psychic powers and related phenomena.
Secret Fire: The Relationship Between Kundalini, Kabbalah, and Alchemy by Mark Stavish, M.A. 1997.
The "Secret Fire" which transmutes the First Matter or "Salt of the Earth," is said to be composed of two substances. One is Sal Tartari, the salt of Hell; the other is Sal Armoniacum *, the "Salt of Harmony," symbolized by the Star of the Messiah. Herein is the doctrine of the Sword and the Serpent, and the mystery of נהש who is the Redeemer םשיה. Concerning the Secret Fire, suffice it to say that its symbol is the arrow. Students should remember that ען = 120 = סמך, City of the Sun, the paths of The Devil and Death.
Initiation in the Aeon of the Child: The Inward Journey by J Daniel Gunther 2009.