Charles Stansfeld Jones

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Frater Achad AKA Charles Stansfeld Jones AKA V.I.O. (Unus in Omnibus, "One in All," as an A∴A∴ Probationer), O.I.V.V.I.O., V.I.O.O.I.V., Parzival (as an Adeptus Minor and O.T.O. Ninth Degree), and Tantalus Leucocephalus (as Tenth Degree O.T.O.), but he is best known under his Neophyte motto Achad (Hebrew "unity", אחד)

Canada 1886 - 1950


Comments: Thelemite; discovered the "key" to the Book of the Law; Ouija board ; "Aeon of Maat" ; Qabalist;


Teachers: Aleister Crowley; Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers; Allan Bennett; Aiwass (Crowley's HGA), Theodor Reuss; Carl Kellner; J.F.C. Fuller; Jeanne Foster; Heinrich Tränker;

Students: Kenneth Grant; Jack Parsons; Robert Anton Wilson; Jerry Cornelius; Grady McMurtry, Chuck Furnace, Stephen Mace; Karl Germer; Sascha Germer; Jane Wolfe; John P. Kowal; Nema, Priestess of MAAT; Ruby Jones, wife and later Chief of the 'Achad Society'; Cecil Frederick Russell; Will Ransom; Bhrati Tarasvsta Aticaraka ; Svasri Caturi Aticaraka;

Friends: George Macnie Cowie;

Enemies: L. Ron Hubbard; Dr. Gabriel Montenegro y Vargas AKA "Zoepiron, Theopilos" ; Herr Metzger AKA Fra. Paragranus; Annie Besant; Paul Foster Case; Wilfred Smith AKA Frater 132;

Organizations: Universal Brotherhood (U.B.) AKA Integral Fellowship AKA the Mahacakra Society (or M.); A∴A∴ or Argenteum Astrum (the Silver Star); OTO AKA Ordo Templi Orientis; Mysteria Mystica Maxima ; inspired the 'Achad Society';

Author: Liber 31 (the Key to the Book of the Law); 'Crystal Vision through Crystal Gazing,; Q.b.l.: Being A Qabalistic Treatise; 31 Hymns to the Star Goddess; Anatomy of the Body of God aka The Anatomy of the Body of God Being the Supreme Revelation of Cosmic Consciousness; Chalice of Ecstasy; Q. B. L. or the Bride's Reception; Egyptian Revival: Or the Ever-Coming Son in the Light of the Tarot; I.N.R.I. De Mysteriis Rosae Rubae aka I.N.R.I. De Mysteriis Ros� Rube� Et Aure� Crucis By One Whose Number Is 777 , 1924; Essence of the Practical Qabalah; "A Little Essay on the Great Extreme"(1948); unpublished collection of essays - "Partitive Guptabhashyasangraha on Alchemy, Hermeticism, Occultism, Quabala, Rosicrucianism, Yoga, and Allied Subjects"; Conjuration of Kronos; The Essence of Practical Qabalah with George Raffalovich;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stansfeld_Jones; http://www.anathemabooks.com/achad.shtml ; read him here - http://darkbooks.org/collection/Frater-Achad.html ; http://www.alchemyguild.info/Archives/16%20Kabbalah/Achad%20-%20BridesReception.pdf ; http://www.alchemyguild.info/Archives/16%20Kabbalah/Anatomy%20of%20the%20Body%20of%20God%20-%20Frater%20Achad.pdf;