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BOOK OF BARUCH

them of juda, and to the inhabitants of jerusalem, 16 and to our kings, and to our princes, and to our priests, and to our prophets, and to our fathers: 17 for we have sinned before the lord, 18 and disobeyed him, and have not hearkened unto the voice of the lord our god, to walk in the commandments that he gave us openly: 19 since the day that the lord brought our forefathers out of the land of egypt, unto this present day, we have been disobedient unto the lord our god, and we have been negligent in not hearing his voice. 20 wherefore the evils cleaved unto us, and the curse, which the lord appointed by moses his servant at the time that he brought our fathers out of the land of egypt, to give us a land that floweth with milk and honey, like as it is to see this day. 21 nevertheless we

one from the imaginations of his wicked heart. 9 wherefore the lord watched over us for evil, and the lord hath brought it upon us: for the lord is righteous in all his works which he hath commanded us. 10 yet we have not hearkened unto his voice, to walk in the commandments of the lord, that he hath set before us. 11 and now, o lord god of israel, that hast brought thy people out of the land of egypt with a mighty hand, and high arm, and with signs, and with wonders, and with great power, and hast gotten thyself a name, as appeareth this day: 12 o lord our god, we have sinned, we have done ungodly, we have dealt unrighteously in all thine ordinances. 13 let thy wrath turn from us: for we are but a few left among the heathen, where thou hast scattered us. 14 hear our prayers, o lord, and


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hod (splendor) yesod (foundation) malkuth (kingdom) occultists in the hermetic order of the golden dawn use the qabalistic tree of life as a matrix or grid for comparing the archetypal images of different mythologies that could be adapted to ceremonial magic. for example, the merciful father (chesed) has parallels in other pantheons, namely odin (scandinavia) zeus (greece) jupiter (rome) and ra (egypt) this system of comparison became known as mythological correspondences. it has become common in the occult tradition to link the ten sephiroth of the tree of life with the twenty-two paths between the sephiroth that also correspond to the major arcana of the tarot. definitions qbl: hebrew word meaning "from mouth to ear" thereby signifying a secret oral tradition. it is the meaning of qabal

bconscious mind and the higher mind, or the higher planes of existence. your lower consciousness, though it may have memorized the cards and their meanings, can in no way be accurate in their interpretation of the tarot. now here is the basic invocation: 109 "i invoke hru. great angel of the secret and concealed wisdom. thou who ruleth the mysteries of the tarot, as the sphinx is set over land of egypt. i invoke thee, be here now! thou whose mighty hand is imaged in the clouds of book t, the mystical and secret book of hidden wisdom. i invoke thee now! come now, great angel hru. transform these cards of the art from images into a true and accurate doorway unto higher worlds. that each one of these portals be true to the power it portrays. consecrate and purify this deck. under the divine a


18276066 GRIMM JACOB TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY VOL 1

gaul and germany, and was familiar to all the educated; we obtain by this alone the solution of a remarkable phenomenon that has never yet been satisfactorily explained: the early diffusion over half europe of the heathen nomenclature of the days of the week. these names are a piece of evidence favourable to german heathenism, and not to be disregarded. the matter seems to me to stand thus^ from egypt, through the alexandrians, the week of seven days (e^so/ia, which in western asia was very ancient, came into vogue among the romans, but the planetary nomenclature of the days of the week apparently not till later. under julius caesar occurs the earliest mention of 'dies saturni' in connection with the jewish sabbath, tibuu. 1, 3, 18. then tjxiov rjfiepa in justin mart, apolog. 1, 67 'epfio

sent a ship to isis. tliis was done on the fifth of march (iii non. mart, and the day is marked in the kalendarium rusticum as isidis navigium the principal evidence is found in apuleius and lactantius^ two writers who are later than tacitus, but the custom must have reached back to a much older date. on alexandrian coins isis appears walking by the side of pharus, unfurling a sail. say that from egypt the worship of isis had penetrated to greece, to eome, how are we to imagine, tliat in the first century, or before, it had got itself conveyed to one particular race inhabiting the heart of germany? it must have been a similar cultus, not the same, and perhaps long established amongst other germans as well. i will here draw attention to a strange custom of a much later time, which appears t


3 8 INITIATION CEREMONY

angle, and further represent fire operating in the other three elements of air, earth, and water. the central lower figure with his back turned and his arms extended in the sign of theoricus is arel the ruler of latent heat, he is rising from the earth, as if to receive and absorb the properties of the other three. he is also kasmillos the candidate in the samothracian mysteries, and the horus of egypt. he rises from the rock hewn cubical tomb, and also alludes to the candidate who traverses the path of fire. the three lower figures represent the hebrew letter shin to which fire is especially referred. the 7 hebrew yods allude to the sephiroth operating in each of the planets and to the schem-hamphorasch. hiero: returns to his place. heg: leads theoricus to west. hiereus: comes forward and


A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK SPELLS

can use rituals and altered states of consciousness to access this cosmic memory bank at will and in doing so, some believe, draw on the accumulated powers of many generations, especially in healing magick. this cosmic consciousness- or great mind or akashic record, as theosophists call it- is perhaps what made it possible for pyramids to be built at almost the same time in lands as far apart as egypt and south america, and for shamanism to follow similar patterns in unconnected continents. by accessing this source of power, we may create a ritual or use certain crystals without consciously knowing their significance, only to find out that our invented spell closely resembles one from another time or culture; we know how to heal without being taught. gaining such knowledge has been descri

was eaten as the bread of life. not an easy deity to use, without great experience and restraint, as the excesses carried out under his name need to be kept in check while invoking the free spirit and the renewal of life. he is potent for breaking away from destructive situations or, ironically, bad habits such as alcohol. osiris osiris became one of the most important and popular gods in ancient egypt, mainly because he promised non-royal believers that resurrection and salvation from death were for everyone, poor as well as rich. originally he was identified with each dead pharaoh, and his son horus was identified with the reigning successor. osiris married his sister isis, and his brother seth married isis's sister nephthys. according to legend, osiris was at first made an earthly king

m. seth invited osiris to a feast and showed the guests a fine coffer, promising that whoever fitted inside would be the owner. osiris stepped inside the coffer and it fitted perfectly. seth slammed the lid tight and he and his followers threw the chest into the nile. isis searched for her husband and at last discovered the chest at byblos on the phoenician coast. she brought osiris' body back to egypt and conceived a son by her dead husband, hiding herself in the rushes of the marshes of the delta while awaiting the birth. seth discovered the body of osiris, hacked it into pieces and scattered them throughout egypt so that he could never be restored to life. but isis searched once more and, assisted by nephthys, remodelled the bones into osiris' form and restored her husband to life once

les are best used on wednesday when mercury cannot be seen and on saturday. black another colour of saturn and also the kings of the underworld- the roman pluto, the bestower of the hidden wealth that lay within the earth, and the greek hades, who abducted persephone (proserpine, thus causing winter. black is the colour not only of death, but also of regeneration. this belief goes back to ancient egypt when the annual flooding of the nile carried with it black silt, which brought new life to the land each year. in magick, black is the colour of endings that carry within them seeds of new beginnings. it can be used for banishing negativity, for leaving behind old sorrows and redundant relationships; for acknowledging grief, for rituals of partings, for breaking hexes and for psychic protect

and wax amulets may also provide protection. one of the most potent methods of protection is through the use of crystals. crystals all crystals have innate protective qualities as well as healing and empowering properties and so can offer instant harmony and energy even in the most draining situations. collecting protective crystals certain crystals have, over the millennia, from ancient babylon, egypt and the orient, acquired the reputation of possessing strong protective qualities and are also usually potent in strengthening and healing. these include amber, black agate, amethyst, bloodstone, carnelian, garnet, jade, black and red jasper, jet, lapis lazuli, tiger's eye, topaz and turquoise. however, as you work with crystals and stones, you may discover that a particular crystal or even


ABRAMELIN1

for all, while in the works i have just mentioned the angels are invoked in each evocation by means of the magical circle. such works as these, then, and their like, it could not be the intention of abraham to decry, seeing that like his system they are founded on the secret knowledge of the qabalah; as this in its turn was derived from that mighty scheme of ancient wisdom, the initiated magic of egypt. for to any deep student at the same time of the qabalah and of modern egyptology, the root and origin of the former is evidently to be sought in that country of mysteries, the home of the gods whose symbols and classification formed so conspicuous a part of the sacred rites; and from which even to the present day, so many recipes of magic have descended. for we must make a very careful dist

origin of the former is evidently to be sought in that country of mysteries, the home of the gods whose symbols and classification formed so conspicuous a part of the sacred rites; and from which even to the present day, so many recipes of magic have descended. for we must make a very careful distinction between the really ancient egyptian magic, and the arabian ideas and traditions prevailing in egypt in recent times. i think it is the learned lenormant who points out in his work on chaldean magic, that the great difference between this and the egyptian was that the magician of the former school indeed invoked the spirits, but that the latter allied himself with and took upon himself the characters and names of the gods to command the spirits by, in his exorcism; which latter mode of work

him to such an extent, even while obeying him in some ridiculous and inconsequent matter, that he actually believed that his blindness and error were the veritable magic, and he therefore pushed no further his research into the true and sacred magic. i also learned his extravagant experiments, and for ten years did i remain buried in so great an error, until that after the ten years i arrived in egypt at the house of an ancient sage who was called abramelim, who put me into the true path as i will declare it unto thee hereafter, and be gave me better instruction and doctrine than all the others; but this particular grace was granted me by the almighty father of all mercy, that is to say, almighty god, who little by little 7 the sacred magic 4 illuminated mine understanding and opened mine

ia, austria, and thence by hungary, the sacred magic 6 and greece unto constantinople, where we remained two years, and i should never have quitted it, had not death taken samuel from me at length through a sudden illness. finding myself alone, a fresh desire for travel seized me, and so much was my heart given thereto, that i kept wandering from one place to another, until at length i arrived in egypt, where constantly travelling for the space of four years in one direction and another, the more i practised the experiments of the magic of rabbin moses, the less did it please me. i pursued my voyage towards our ancient country, where i fixed my residence for a year, and neither saw nor heard of any other thing but misery, calamity, and unhappiness. after this period of time, i there found

fourth chapter n my return journey i began to reflect on the time which i had lost in travelling, and on the great expense which i had been at without any return, and without having made any acquisition of that which i wished for and which had caused me to undertake the voyage. i had, however, taken the resolution of returning to my home on quitting arabia deserta by way of palestine, and so into egypt; and i was six months on the way. i at length arrived at a little town called arachi, situated on the bank of the nile, where i lodged with an old jew named aaron, where indeed i had already lodged before in my journey; and i communicated unto him my sentiments. he asked me how i had succeeded, and whether i had found that which i wished. i answered mournfully that i had done absolutely noth


ABRAMELIN2

o try or prove. some rabbins say that asmodeus was the child of the incest of tubal-cain and his sister naafrfah. others say that he was the demon of impurity. others again relate that he was employed by solomon in the building of the temple at jerusalem; that he then attempted to dethrone solomon, to put himself in his place; but that the king vanquished him and the angel gabriel chased him into egypt, and there bound him in a grotto. the rabbins say that when asmodeus was working at the building of the temple, he made use of no metal tool; but instead of a certain stone which cut ordinary stone as a diamond will glass. belzebud: also written frequently beelzebub, baalzebub, beelzebuth, and beelzeboul. from hebrew, bol= lord, and zbvb= fly or flies; lord of flies. some derive the name fro

appropriate, for any place is good to invoke the spirits proper unto the operation. there give them their commission regarding that which you wish them to perform, the which they will either execute then or in the days following. but always give them the signal by word of mouth, or in any other manner that may be pleasing unto you, whenever you wish them to begin to operate. thus did abramelin in egypt, joseph in paris, and as for myself, i have always acted in the same manner. i have also made myself a very great man, and especially one who hath been of service unto princes and great lords. i will hereafter tell clearly what operations belong unto this or unto that spirit, and how it is necessary to act. now will i teach you how all those (symbols) which be in this book, as well as those


ADEPTUS MINOR INITIATION

major, thy wand and its meaning" second "a wand terminating in the symbol of the binary and surmounted by the tau cross of life, or the head of the phoenix, sacred to osiris. the seven colors of the rainbow between light and darkness are attributed to the planets. it symbolizes rebirth and resurrection from death" chief "my wand is surmounted by the winged globe, around which the twin serpents of egypt twine. it symbolizes the equilibrated force of m and the four elements beneath the everlasting wings of the holy one "associate adeptus minor, what are the words inscribed upon the door of the tomb, and how is it guarded (wands of the 3 chiefs) 7 third "post centum viginti annos patebo. after 120 years i shall open. the door is guarded by the elemental tablets and by the kerubic emblems" chi

e cross of suffering. it is written that he who humbleth himself shall be exalted. v. h. frater hodos chamelionis, remove from the aspirant the chain of humility and the robe of mourning, and reinvest him with the crossed sashes. third "know then, oh aspirant, that the mysteries of the rose and the cross have existed from time immemorial, and that the rites were practiced and the wisdom taught in egypt, eleusis, samothrace, persia, chaldea and india, and in far more ancient lands. the story of the introduction to these mysteries into medieval europe has thus been handed down to us "in 1378 was born the chief and originator of our fraternity in europe. he was of noble german family, but poor, and in the fifth year of his age was placed in a cloister where he learned both greek and latin. wh

ch was called in the hebrew tongue 'damkar' that is, the blood of the lamb. there he was duly initiated, and took the mystic title christian rosenkreutz, or christian of the rosy cross. he then so far improved his knowledge of the arabian tongue that in the following year he translated the book 'm' into latin, which he afterwards brought back with him to europe. after three years, he went on into egypt, where there was another temple of the order. there he remained for a time still studying the mysteries of nature. after this, he traveled by sea to the city of fessa, where he was welcomed at the temple there established, and he there obtained the knowledge and the acquaintance of the habitants of the elements, who revealed unto him many of their secrets "of the fraternity he confessed that


ALEE J BOOK OF AIWASS

e, it is still in a precarious situation. daemons do not measure time as we do- childhood is an occurrence spanning millions of your years. aiwass is a boy past puberty. avatars, saints and sinners they have, down through history, been called by various names; daemons, watchers, asuras, divas, archons (ancient ones, jinn (genies, nephilim (angels, shining ones, spirit guides, the gods of olympus, egypt, babylon, etc. we give them masks and this arises from our human need to idolize them- man creates gods in his own image. the gods of different cultures are similar because they share our human qualities and are projections of our own divinity. it was as if you were standing in a darkened room with a bright halo emanating from behind your head- you point to the shadow cast in front of you an


ALEISTER CROWLEY EIGHT LECTURES ON YOGA

also come down through many centuries and many tongues. it is one of the oldest words in human language; it dates from the time when each sound had a definite meaning proper to it, a meaning suggested by the muscular movement made in producing the sound. thus, the letter d originally means 'father; so the original father, dead and made into a 'god' was called ad. this name came down unchanged to egypt, as you see in the book of the law. the word 'adhi' in sanskrit was usually translated 'lord' in the syrian form we get it duplicated hadad. you remember ben hadad, king of syria. the hebrew word for 'lord' is adon or adonai. adonai *my* lord, is constantly used in the bible to replace the name jehovah where that was too sacred to be mentioned, or for other reasons improper to write down. ad


ALEISTER CROWLEY AD MEIORUM CTHULHI GLORIAM

nattig that of scorpio (november. i do not believe that this is a fantastic assumption, the sumerian origin of the feast of lammas. indeed, it seems just as valid as the ideas of idries shah concerning craft etymology as presented in his book, the sufis. it is also not far-fetched to assume that these four beasts were known to the entire region of the middle east, as they appear on the sphinx in egypt, and have become the symbols of the four evangelists of the christian new testament- an ironic and splendid result of the ignorance of the greek religious historians concerning the ancient mysteries! probable the most inconsistent concept the sumerians possesses with reference to the craft is the naming of the goddess as a deity, not of the moon (as the craft would have it, but of the planet

to the witches as representative of their god. the horn shaped crown is illustrative of the crescent phases of the moon, and were symbolic of divinity in many cultures around the world, and were also thought to represent certain animals who were horned, and worshipped for their particular qualities, such as the goat and bull. they also represent sexual power. the fact that, in ancient sumeria and egypt, horns were solely representative of evil gods, but of many different deities, was used by the christian church in their attempt to eradicate pagan faiths. it was a simple enough symbol to identify with the author of evil, satan, which the church depicted as a half-animal, half-human creature with horns, claws, and sometimes a tail. the church's use of the horns as a sort of archetype of evi

d, and expose it for what it really was, a carpet made of many ingenious threads and not god- or eternal happiness- at all; only nap. therefore, it seemed almost logical that he should seek in the defeated, old religions of the world for the basis of his new philosophy and, some say, his new "religion. he raised the female aspect back up to one of equality with the male, as it was in the rites of egypt, and of eleusis "our lady babalon (his spelling) became a theme of many of his magickal writings, and he received he credo, the book of the law, through a woman, his wife rose kelly. the lunar element, as well as the venusian, are certainly accessible in his works. it has even been said in occult circles that he had a hand in putting together the grimoire of one gerald gardner, founder of a


ALEISTER CROWLEY LIBER 777

ba, or baie higher manas visuddhi (larynx) rupraga 4 silabata paramesa 5 patigha 6 lower manas anahata (heart) udakkha 7 kama manipura (solar plexus) mano 8 aib prana svadistthana (navel) sakkya-ditti 9 hati linga sharira muladhara (lingam and anus) kama 10 kheibt, khat, tet, sahu sthula sharira avigga cxx. magical images of the sephiroth. cxxi* the grades of the order. cxxii. the ten plagues of egypt. 0. 08=0. 1 ancient bearded king seen in profile 10 =18 ipsissimus death of first-born 2 almost any male image shows some aspect of chokmah. 9 =28 magus locusts 3 almost any female image shows some aspect of binah 8 =38 magister templi 3rd order darkness 4 a mighty crowned and enthroned king 7 =48 adeptus exemptus hail and fire 5 a mighty warrior in his chariot, armed and crowned 6 =58 adept

to guard the canopic jars in which the internal organs of the deceased were preserved, and their g.d. attributions to the crossquarters probably derive from a single find of an egyptian tomb which had the four jars with the images of the gods disposed thus. table of correspondences 53 col. xx. line 23: possibly a g.d. coptic spelling of ashtoreth who according to budge (op. cit) was worshipped in egypt in the later dynastic period (in regardie, complete g.d, sati-ashtoreth is referred to the fire queen in enochian chess, the name is spelt i#haourey in crowley s notes. line 25: a g.d. coptic spelling of aroueris. col. xxi. all this is derived from the famous speech in cap. 42 of the book of the dead. some minor errors have been corrected (e.g. line 12 read aupu the hips. the planets are ref


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

r :christ-bacchus in hea: ven-olympus saving the: world: the hermit :ix :yod (a hand: 10:virgo (an :the root of the alphabet (hermes: english i: earthy sign: the spermatozoon. the with lamp: or y: ruled by: youth setting out on wings: mercury: his adventures after wand: exalted: receiving the wand. cloak, and: therein: parzival in the desert serpent: sexually: christ taking refuge: ambivalent: in egypt, and on: light, i.e: the mount tempted by: of wisdom: the devil. the uncon: the inmost: scious will, or word. 32: atu :no: hebrew :no.:correspondence: other :of: of (tarot trump :atu: letters :let: in nature: correspondences :ter: the fool: o :aleph (an ox: 1 :air (the con :the free breath. the (the babe: english a: dition of: svastika. the holy in the egg: more or: all life: ghost. the virg

only in the values which are represented by the unknown quantities in the pantomorphous equations. there is no need to make any systematized attempt to decipher the jargon of hermetic treatises. we need not enter upon an historical discussion. let it suffice to say that the word alchemy is an arabic term consisting of the article "al" and the adjective "khemi" which means "that which pertains to egypt<egyptian matter. the assumption is that the mohammedan grammarians held traditionally that the art was derived from that wisdom of the egyptians which was the boast of moses, plato, and pythagoras, and the source of their illumination. modern research (by profane s

cribe. these are (1) assumption of god-forms (2) vibration of divine names (3) rituals of "banishing" and "invoking. these, at least, should be completely mastered before the dangerous methods of chapter v and vi are attempted<equinox, i, 2. 377 iii 1. the magical images of the gods of egypt should be made thoroughly familiar. this can be done by studying them in any public museum, or in such books as may be accessible to the student. they should then be carefully painted by him, both from the model and from memory. 2. the student, seated in the "god" position, or in the characteristic attitude of the god desired, should then imagine his image as coinciding with his own body, or


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS

ut tears get any book for free on: www.abika.com 97 we find the boldest and most skillful adepts deliberately seeking out the most repugnant elements of nature that their triumph may be the greater. the formula is evidently one of dauntless courage. it expresses the idea of vitality and manhood in its most dynamic sense. the only religion which corresponds to this school at all is that of ancient egypt; possibly also that of chaldea. this is because those religions are magical religions in the strict technical sense; the religious component of them is negligible. so far as it exists, it exists only for the uninitiate. there are, however, traces of the beginning of the influence of the school in judaism and in paganism. there are, too, certain documents of the pure greek spirit which bear t

none better- which enables them to assume at times the human form. no. 1- and the rest are also rans- is the seal. there is a whole body of literature about this. then come wolves, hyaenas, large dogs of the hunting type; occasionally leopards. tales of cats and serpents are usually the other way round; it is the human (nearly always female) that assumes these shapes by witchcraft. but in ancient egypt they literally doted on this sort of thing. the papyri are full of formulas for operating such transmutations. but i think that this was mostly to afford some relaxation for the spirit of the dead man; he nipped out of his sarcophagus, and painted the town all the colours of the rainbow in one animal shape or another. 33 the only experience i have of anything of this sort was when i was in p


ALEISTER CROWLEY MEDITATION

ound for the contention that these were from the start exceptional men. mohammed would hardly have driven a camel until he was thirty-five years old if he had possessed any talent or ambition. st. paul had much original talent; but he is the least of the five. nor do they seem to have possessed any of the usual materials of power, such as rank, fortune, or influence. moses was rather a big man in egypt when he left; he came back as a mere stranger. 8 christ had not been to china and married the emperor's daughter. mohammed had not been acquiring wealth and drilling soldiers. buddha had not been consolidating any religious organizations. st. paul had not been intriguing with an ambitious general. each came back poor; each came back alone. what was the nature of their power? what happened to


ALEISTER CROWLEY SEPHER SEPHIROTH

g h( hour h# solomon (lit. gpeaceful one h) hml# 376 dominator l#wm a bird rwpc peace (refers to kether) mwl# 377 the sinew of the thigh, the sciatic nerve (gn. 32:32) h#nh dyg seven h(b# 378 in peace mwl#b gpruna ignita h: gshining metal h (electrum- either gold/silver alloy or amber; burning coal lm#x a week; an oath (wb# 380 hwhy ynd) as) y (d h (n w (y h= n# k y n# k y difficulty, narrowness; egypt myrcm pain, trouble, misery nwbc( bc( thick darkness, fog lpr (see 370 )ry+sq ursa major #y( proverbs yl#m number rpsm folly #p 381 astrologer, enchanter, magician p) clamour, prayer h(w# 383 an oath h(wb# 385 assiah: the material world; action hy( shekinah, divine presence: the goddess of malkuth hnyk# lip hp# 386 tongues nw#l tziruph, combinations: tables of temurah pwryc 387 the milky way

he rainbow rw(mh tyrb of a memorial (see 964 *nwrkz god of the hebrews *myrb(h yhl) 934 a most piercing light )twnydrqd )nycwb 935 the cause of causes twbsh tbs delights (see eccl. 2:8& i.r.q. 79) twgwn(t 936 peace (refers to kether *mwl# 937 a piece of the host (unleavened bread *nmwqyp) 938 to withdraw, rescue, deliver; to equip for war *clx in peace *mwl#b 940 chaff *cm difficulty, narrowness; egypt *myrcm 944 purple *nmgr) 945 eyelids *ny(h ypnk 947 a citadel; a secured house, a fortified castle *nwmr) 948 to leaven, ferment *cmx he shall smite *cxm amen, our light *rw) nm) son of the gods *nyhl) rb 949 realized, materialized, corporeal *m#gwm 950 every way turning (see 1204) tkphtmh flower; hawk *cn surrounding, encircling *pyqm heavens, firmament, sky (always pl; referred to ruach *m


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE LOST CONTINENT

ty feet on every side in order to make access impossible. these plains had been made flat by generations of labour. vines and fruit-trees growing only on the upper slopes, they were devoted principally to corn, and to grass pastures for the amphibian herds of atlas. this corn was of a kind now unknown, flourishing in sea-water, and the periodical flood-tides served the same purpose as the nile in egypt. enormous floating stages of spongy rock--no trees of any kind grew anywhere on the plains so wood was unknown--supported the villages. these were inhabited by a type of man similar to the modern caucasian race. they were not permitted to use any of the food of their masters, neither the corn, nor the amphibians, nor the vast supplies of shellfish, but were fed by what they called "bread fro

to; and the neo-platonists combined with those jews who had preserved fragments of the egyptian tradition to form a new initiated hierarchy, the echo of whose teaching is found in paracelsus. at one period, too, missionaries (not colonists, as has been ignorantly asserted; there was no trouble of over-population in atlantis) were sent to the four quarters and parties landed in mexico, ireland and egypt. the adventures of the party who travelled south form an astounding chapter in the history of atlas. it was they who discovered the magnetic south, and whose observations rendered possible the theory which resulted in the piercing of the earth by zro* there were also preparations of zro which increased the size of the user, and others which diminished it. in general use among the lower class

occasionally found in the higher types of women. curiously carven head-dresses of gold were worn by both sexes, and those of priestly rank adorned these with living serpents, and the high priests yet further with feathers or with wings, such being not the spoils of dead birds, but the blossoms of the live gold of the crowns. some tradition of this custom is found in the pictures of the 'gods' of egypt, these gods being merely the atlanteans whose mission civilized the country. the names of some of the earlier gods confirm this. nu (hebrew noah) is atlantean for arch, zu (egyptian shu) for many ideas connecting with wind, asi means 'cum quasi serpens, obviously the name of an actual high priestess. ra is pure atlantean for sun, and 'mse (egyptian chomse) for moon. the idea in 'mse is that


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE OLD AND NEW COMMENTARIES TO LIBER AL

re our helpers, dionysus, aphrodite, apollo, wine, woman, and song. intoxication, that is, ecstasy, is the key to reality. it is explained in "energized enthusiasm "the equinox" i(9) that there are three gods whose function is to bring the soul to the realization of its own glory: dionysus, aphrodite, apollo; wine, woman, and song. the ancients, both in the highest civilizations, as in greece and egypt, and in the most primitive savagery, as among the buriats and the papuans, were well aware of this, and made their religious ceremonies 'orgia "works. puritan foulness, failing to understand what was happening, degraded the word 'orgies' to mean debauches. it is the old story of the fox who lost his tail. if you cannot do anything, call it impossible; or, if that be evidently absurd, call it

he vision and the voice, 30th aethyr"'come unto me' is a foolish word: for it is i that go" that is, hadit is everywhere; yet, being sought, he flies. the ego cannot be found, as meditation will show. the new comment "it is i that go" the book aleph must be consulted for a full demonstration of this truth. we may say briefly that hadit is motion, that is, change or 'love' the symbol of godhead in egypt was the ankh, which is a sandal-strap, implying the power to go; and it suggests the rosy cross, the fulfilment of love, by its shape. the wheel and the circle are evidently symbols of nuith; this sentence insists upon the conception of lingam-yoni. but beyond the obvious relation, we observe two geometrical definitions. the axle is a cylinder set perpendicularly to the plane of the wheel; t


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at least one fine morning she was found to be enceinte. the foolish father never thought of the hypothesis which commends itself most readily to a man of the world, not to say a man of science, and adopted that of a second messiah! he took the utmost pains to conceal the birth of the child, treated everybody who came to the house as an emissary of herod, and finally made up his mind to flee into egypt! like most religious maniacs, he never had an idea of his own, but distorted the beautiful and edifying events of the bible into insane and ridiculous ones, which he proceeded to plagiarise. on the voyage out the virgin mother became enamoured, as was her wont, of the nearest male, in this case a fellow-traveller. he, being well able to support her in the luxury which she desired, easily per

n of the lord, was not a little perplexed by the sudden disappearance of his wife. at first he supposed that she had been translated, but, finding that she had not left behind the traditional mantle behind her, he abandoned this supposition in favour of quite a different, and indeed a more plausible one. he now believed her to be the scarlet woman of the apocalypse, with variations. on arrival in egypt he hired an old native nurse, and sailed for odessa. once in russia he could find gog and magog, and present to them the child as antichrist. for he was no persuaded that he himself was the first beast, and would ask the sceptic to count his seven heads and ten horns. the heads, however, rarely totted up accurately. at this point the accounts of mr. turle and mathilde diverge slightly. the c

opophagous must always remain a comic word. 731. the flaming star.75 or pentagram, mystically referred to jeheshua. 732. zohar.76 splendour, the three central books of the dogmatic qabalah. 733. pigeon.77 says an old writer, whom i translate roughly: thou to thy lamb and dove devoutly bow, but leave me, prithee, yet my hawk and cow: and i approve thy greybeard dotard s smile, if thou wilt that of egypt s crocodile. 746. lost! lost! lost !78 see the lay of the last minstrel. 759. ain elohim.79 there is no god! so our bible. but this is really the most sublime affirmation of the qabalist. ain is god for the meaning of ain, and of this idea, see berashith, infra. the fool is he of the tarot, to whom the number 0 is attached, to make the meaning patent to a child. i insult your idol, quoth the


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agnostics! and there is an end of the matter. vi it is surely time that we began to question the validity of some of our data. so far our scepticism has not only knocked 120 to pieces our tower of thought, but rooted up the foundation-stone and ground it into finer and more poisonous powder than that into which moses ground the calf. these golden elohim! our calf-heads that brought us not out of egypt, but into a darkness deeper and more tangible than any darkness of the double empire of asar. hume put his little? to berkeley's god; buddha his? to the vedic atman- and neither hume nor buddha was baulked of his reward. ourselves may put? to our own? since we have found no! to put it to; and wouldn't it be jolly if our own second? suddenly straightened its back and threw its chest out and m

chaos amongst all systems of magic and mysticism that has prevailed in the west during the last two thousand years, partially, if not entirely, accounts for the uncritical manner in which these systems have been handled by otherwise critical minds. even to-day, though many thousand years after they were first written down, we find a greater simplicity and truth in the ancient rituals and hymns of egypt and assyria than in the extraordinary entanglement of systems that came to life during the first five hundred years of christian era. and in the east, from the most remote antiquity to the present day, scientific systems of illuminism have been in daily practice from the highest to the lowest in the land; though, as we consider, much corrupted by an ignorant priestcraft, by absurd superstiti

d by an ignorant priestcraft, by absurd superstitions and by a science which fell to a divine revelation in place of rising to a sublime art. in the west, for some fifteen hundred years now, christianity has swayed the minds of men from the arctic seas to the mediterranean. at first but one of many small excrescent faiths, which sprang up like fungi amongst the superb "d bris" of the religions of egypt, babylonia, and greece, it was not long before (on account of its warlike tenets and the deeply magical nature of its rites1) it forced its head and then its arms above the shoulders of its 1 primitive christianity had a greater adaptability than any other contemporary religion of assimilating to itself all that was more particularly pagan in polytheism; the result being that it won over the

his joining it, was a certain 157 brother of the name of p, who had but just returned from china, and who had been six years before sent out by the order to journey through all the countries of the world and collect all knowledge possible in the time which touched upon the mystical experiences of mankind. this p. had to the best of his ability done, and though he had only sojourned in europe, in egypt, india, ceylon, china, burma, arabia, siam, tibet, japan, mexico, and the united states of america, so deep had been his study and so exalted had been his understanding that it was considered by the order that he had collected sufficient material and testimony whereon to compile a book for the instruction of mankind. and as frater n.s.f. was a writer of some little skill, the diaries and not

flames through me. the 182 frenzy of resistance, the rapture of the struggle- ah! the ecstasy of victory. the very soul of life lies ravished, and the breath has left me. a small warm hand touches my lips- o fragrance of love! o life. is there a god? 183 the prude a fly once sat upon the axle-tree of a chariot, and said "what a dust do i raise" now a swarm of flies has come- the fourth plague of egypt is upon us, and the land is corrupted by reason of their stench. the mighty ones are dead, the giants are no more, for the sons of god come not in unto the daughters of men, and the world is desolate, and greatness and renown are gone. to-day the blue blow-flies of decay sit buzzing on the slow-rolling wheel of fortune, intoxicated on the dust of the dead, and sucking putrefaction from the s


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eve success. it is in any case remarkable that i was born in october (18- suffered the terrible mystic trance which turned me toward the path in october (18- applied for admission to g. d. in october (18- opened my temple at b--e in 7 october (18- received the mysteries of l.i.l. in october (19- and obtained the grade of 6 5 obtained the first true mystic results in october (19- first landed in egypt in october (19- landed again in egypt in october (19- first parted from in october (19- wrote the b.-i-m. in october (19- and obtained the grade of 7 4 received the great initiation in october 19- and, continuing, received in october 19- so then in the last days of september 19- do i begin to collect and direct my thoughts; gently, subtly, persistently turning them one and all to the que


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the guardians are the kerubim, and the vicegerents in the palaces of the rulers ameshet at the n.e, thoumathph at the s.e, ahephi or ahapshi at the s.w, kabetznuph at the n.w. of the place of the evil triad this is the place of yesod, it is termed the place of the evil one, of the slayer of osiris. he is the tempter, accuser and punisher of the brethren. wherefore is he frequently represented in egypt with the head of a water-dragon, the body of a lion or leopard, and hindquarters of a water- horse. he is the administrator of the evil triad, whereof the members are: apophrasz. the stooping dragon. satan-typhon. the slayer of osiris. besz. the brutal power of demoniac force. 247 9 a document which by some of the members of the g. d. was considered to be forged. it purported to be signed by

egyptian deities- in fact, its mysteries become rather "forced" still more so will this be seen in the next ritual, which becomes ridiculously complex with samothracian nonentities. the symbols in themselves are not wrong; but it is the "mixed-biscuit" type of symbol which is so bad, especially where it is not necessary, but chosen so as to "show off" superficial knowledge "hiereus "the sphinx of egypt spake and said 'i am the synthesis of the elemental forces: i am also the symbol of man: i am life: and i am death: i am the child of the night of time "hierophant "the priest with the mask of osiris spake and said 'thou canst not pass the gate of the eastern heaven: except thou canst tell me my name "kerux" for zelator "thou art nu: the goddess of the firmament of air. thou art harmakhis, l


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6. there are three important practices connected with all forms of ceremonial (and the two methods which later we shall describe. these are: 16 (1) assumption of god-forms (2) vibration of divine names (3) rituals of "banishing" and "invoking. these, at least, should be completely mastered before the dangerous methods of chapters v. and vi. are attempted. iii 1. the magical images of the gods of egypt should be made thoroughly familiar. this can be done by studying them in any public museum, or in such books as may be accessible to the student. they should then be carefully painted by him, both from the model and from memory. 2. the student, seated in the "god" position, or in the characteristic attitude of the god desired, should then imagine his image as coinciding with his own body, or

tall pier-glasses in black frames, cunningly disposed so that from the centre one could see endless avenues of her beauty, reaching out into infinity. even the roof was mirror-clad, so that as she lay upon the furs she might look upward, and see herself hanging like a star from the black vault of night. besides her in the temple was but one strange image. carved of that polished black granite of egypt, which seems, as it were, the very bodily form of the night of time, there squatted a god upon his pedestal; an inscrutable god, smiling, ever smiling with a smile that spoke unfathomable lust and cruelty resolved- by what theurgic alchemy- into a pure and passionless bliss. it was a thing eternal as the stars- nay, before it the very stars might bow as in the reverence of youth to age! yet


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ymbol of the binary, and surmounted by the tau cross of life, or the head of the phoenix, sacred to osiris" on it are marked the seven colours of the rainbow between light and darkness, which are attributed to the planets. it symbolises rebirth and resurrection from death. lastly, the chief adept explains his as follows "my wand is surmounted by the winged globe, around which the twin serpents of egypt twine. it symbolises the equilibrated force of the spirit and the four elements beneath the everlasting wings of the holy one. illustration on page 210 described "diagram 61. the egyptian key of life. the crux ansata" this is a standard shape ankh, but the figure is divided and marked as follows: the loop is divided into six sections, with the bottom extending in a wedge to the enter of the

om the aspirant, and the "third adept" completes the "first point" by communicating verbally the following history of the order of the rose and cross to the aspirant] know then, o aspirant, that the mysteries of the rose and cross have existed from time immemorial, and that its mystic rites were practised, and its hidden knowledge communicated in the initiations of the various races of antiquity_ egypt, eleusis, and samothrace; persia, chaldea, and india alike cherished its mysteries, and thus handed down to posterity the secret wisdom of the ancient ages. many were its 214 temples, and among many nations were they established; though in process of time some lost the purity of their primal knowledge. howbeit the manner of its introduction into medieval europe was thus: in 1378 was born the

f damcar (hb:resh hb:koph hb:mem hb:dalet, that is, blood of the lamb. here he was duly initiated, and took the mystic title of c.r.c, christian rosenkreutz or christian rosy cross. he there so far improved his knowledge of the arabian tongue, that in the following year he translated the book "m" into latin, which he afterwards brought back with him to europe. 1396. after three years he went into egypt, where was another temple of our order; there he remained for a time, still studying the mysteries of nature. 1398. after this he travelled by sea to the city of fessa or fez. of the fraternity at fez, he confessed that they had not retained our knowledge in its primal purity, and that their kabbalah was to a certain extent altered to their religion, yet nevertheless he learned much there. 1


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great pyramid by pharaoh and the birth of moses is a distinctly notable addition to modern fiction, and mr. smith and mr. sutton have done their work conscientiously and well. the secret of the sphinx is revealed by a narrative of a curious combination of circumstances, in which the magic ring of moses is given a conspicuous place_ the scotsman "a vividly drawn and fascinating picture of life in egypt and the desert, and interprets on broad and universal principles the 'wisdom of the egyptians' in which moses was learned_ light. the living wheel. by t. i. uniacke. a drama in five acts. crown 8vo. 3s. 6d "this is one of the most remarkable books that i have read for many a long day. a daring book, a puzzling book, one that suggests more than it says, and raises questions innumerable to whi


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oniteur" in no. 359 of the year 1809. herodotus tells us that the syrians used to gather grains of hemp and throw red-hot stones upon them; so that it was like a vapour-bath, more perfumed than that of any grecian stove; and the pleasure of it was so acute that it drew cries of joy from them. hashish, in effect, comes to us from the east. the exciting properties of hemp were well known in ancient egypt, and the use of it is very widely spread under different names in 62 india, algeria, and arabia felix; but we have around us, under our eyes, curious examples of the intoxication caused by vegetable emanations. without speaking of the children who, having played and rolled themselves in heaps of cut lucern, often experience singular attacks of vertigo, it is well known that during the hemp h

" resembling in every respect the hemp of our latitudes, except that it does not attain the same height. it possesses very extraordinary intoxicating properties, which for some years past have attracted in france the attention of men of science and of the world. it is more or less highly esteemed according to its different sources: that of bengal is the most prized by europeans; that, however, of egypt, of constantinople, of persia, and 63 of algeria enjoys the same properties, but in an inferior degree. hashish (or grass; that is to say "the" grass "par excellence" as if the arabs had wished to define in a single word the "grass" source of all material pleasures) has different names, according to its composition and the method of preparation which it has undergone in the country where it


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ugh during this period no record of his meditations has been preserved, time was not idled away and exercises in meditation of a more exalted kind, on the vastness of nature and the ungraspable might of god, were his daily joy and consolation. in september he returned to srinnagar, and thence journeyed to bombay where he remained for but a few days before his return journey to europe. arriving in egypt he remained in that ancient land for some three weeks, somehow feeling that it was here that he should find what he had so long now been seeking for in vain. but realizing the hopelessness of waiting in any definite country or city, without some clue to guide him to his goal, he left egypt at the beginning of november and continued his journey back to england only to break it again at paris

t this point of our history, in a prefatory note to one of frater p.'s note-books, we hind him recapitulating, in the following words, the events of the last four years: in the year 1899 i came to c. house, and put everything in order with the object of carrying out the operation of abramelin the mage. i had studied ceremonial magic, and had obtained very remarkable success. my gods were those of egypt, interpreted on lines closely akin to those of greece. in philosophy i was a realist of the qabalistic school. in 1900 i left england for mexico, and later the far east, ceylon, india, burma, baltistan, egypt and france. it is idle here to detail the corresponding progress of my thought; and passing through a stage of hinduism, i had discarded all deities as unimportant, and in philosophy wa

nd this masterful little volume. f. the signs and symbols of primordial man. by albert churchward. swan sonnenschein. 25"s" net. the first thing one has to do is to compose oneself in a comfortable position, for this book is large and weights i don't know how many pounds; the next to remember that the author has an axe to grind, a\or at least has constituted himself leading counsel for his client egypt, and in a learned and most convincing argument not only proves the undoubted antiquity of his client's claim, but that it was from egypt, or rather central africa, that the human race originated, and that it is to egyptian symbolism, and more particularly to the ritual of the dead, that we must go if we would rightly understand the temples, rites, ceremonies, and customs of mankind past and

a learned and most convincing argument not only proves the undoubted antiquity of his client's claim, but that it was from egypt, or rather central africa, that the human race originated, and that it is to egyptian symbolism, and more particularly to the ritual of the dead, that we must go if we would rightly understand the temples, rites, ceremonies, and customs of mankind past and present. from egypt they came and to egypt must we go. the book is in every sense a great book, and, by the way, it forms an excellent seventh volume to gerald massey's monumental work. brother wynne westcott is very rightly condemned as displaying a peculiarly acute ignorance of both freemasonry and egyptology, and further on so is that chattering journalist, mr. andrew lang- the paul carus of the british isle

that the chief points, a few out of a score, that have struck us are- the custom of the mark sacred stone; the universality of horus worship; the startling identity of hieroglyphics, all over the world, with the egyptian; and the symbolism of the great pyramid, and its use as a temple of initiation. a few others, however, do not understand. on p. 80 dr. churchward traces the "bull roarer" back to egypt. but we can find no proofs of these ever having been used there. in australia, as he states, they were used, and so also in new zealand and new guinea and over most of europe; in sussex, country boys to this day use them as toys. again, the egyptian throwing-stick (p. 67) is not a boomerang at all; it was made of thick rounded wood and will not return when thrown. it is as perfectly distinct


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at it is not-self, throweth himself into the sea. but the beast setteth him ashore. xxvi. rowed by kanakas to japan, he praiseth the stability of fuji-yama. but, an earthquake arising, the pilgrims are swallowed up. xxvii. upon the yang-tze-kiang he contemplateth immortal change. yet, perceiving that the changes themselves constitute stability, he is again baulked, and biddeth his men bear him to egypt. xxviii. in an egyptian temple he hath performed the bloody sacrifice, and cursed osiris. himself suffering that curse, he is still far from the attainment. xxix. in the land of egypt he performeth many miracles. but from the statue of memnon issueth the questing, and he is recalled from that illusion. xxx. upon the plains of chaldea he descendeth into the bowels of the earth, where he behol

iii sir palamede the saracen hath clad him in a sable robe; hath curses, writ by holy men from all the gardens of the globe. he standeth at an altar-stone; the blood drips from the slain babe's throat; his chant rolls in a magick moan; his head bows to the crown d goat. his wand makes curves and spires in air; the smoke of incense curls and quivers; his eyes fix in a glass-cold stare: the land of egypt rocks and shivers "lo! by thy gods, o god, i vow to burn the authentic bones and blood of curst osiris even now to the dark nile's upsurging flood! i cast thee down, oh crowned and throned! to black amennti's void profane. until mine anger be atoned thou shalt not ever rise again" 73 with firm red lips and square black beard, osiris in his strength appeared. he made the sign that saveth men


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a.m. pr n y ma. eight minutes: 10. 20. 30. 6.0-6.30 with great effort. p.m. p.m. cannot do pr n y ma 30. 60. 15. more than once through, i tried twice. dh ran on nose ten minutes. 11.15 p.m. dh ran on nose. 12th. 7.35-7.55 pr n y ma. six minutes 10. 20. 30. a.m. a.m. dh ran. six minutes. 263 when gods are near, or kundalini arises thither, the petals bend down and out: thus is the winged-globe of egypt formed. these petals are the same as the horn of pan which open out as the god descends (p. was called away for a few days on business (or in disgust) to colombo) on the 20th of september p. returned from colombo and then he made the following entry in his diary "the blessed abhav nanda said 'thus have i heard. one day in thy courts is better than a thousand; let me recommence pr n y ma" thu


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he malay peninsula, west africa, all thrive. australia has received an important addition to its strength; we have excellent accounts from british columbia, paraguay, and brazil. france is being specially nursed at present, but holland, switzerland, and germany need no such aid. the work in spain is still hampered by political conditions, and we are sorry to hear little from italy. in algeria and egypt work has got somewhat into arrear, but we hope that the winter will see the fundamental task fairly accomplished. as we go to press, we are overjoyed to receive the most excellent accounts from the caucasus, where the good work done by monsieur nelidoff twenty years ago has come to marvellous fruition. with regard to personal progress of probationers, nothing can be more satisfactory. the pr

g character, which the busy man would have difficulty in finding in pharmaceutical history. to the student of the occult it ought to appeal strongly, as the author gives a long list of drugs used in religious ceremonies in different ages, and although the present century is so much in advance, we find that the incenses and sweet odours used in ceremonial magic to-day are the same as those used in egypt, in the worship of isis, and in the services held in the temple of solomon. mention is also made of the preparations made by the ancient alchemists which were thought to have magic power. short biographical sketches of some of the old masters of pharmacy appear, but after liebig we have no special mention of the pharmacists of the last century. a interesting chapter on poisons in history, in


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and was worshipped by his followers as the chief god's representative. the earliest record of this custom is a palaeolithic painting found in a cave in the ariege district of southern france. it depicts a man clad in a stag's skin, with antlers on his head-the horned god, a symbol of benevolent power in primitive times. another, a man disguised as a jackal, carved on slate, dates back to archaic egypt. in about 1100 b.c. women and officers of the harem of rameses iii were brought to trial for making wax images of the pharaoh to the accompaniment of magic incantations. these images were fith-faths, still used by witches today against their enemies. history shows that, as a new religion succeeds the old, the i gods of the latter are invariably condemned as the devils of the former, and it w

nce, where they .were burnt at the stake several decades before the papal bull. at that time whole villages still followed the old religion and even the priests, who were mostly drawn from the peasant class, were only outwardly christian. having tried to stamp out witchcraft by persuasion, the clergy, backed by civil law, overcame it by force-the same fate as had befallen the ancient religions of egypt and of the aztecs. ill england tolerance had prevailed until the arrival of the inquisitors. at first the law forbade them to use torture, but nevertheless rumour and terror were rife in every village. the clergy claimed that all witches had made a pact with the devil who, in return, gave them a 'familiar, usually in the form ofa domestic animal, to run errands for them and bewitch their ene

fertility rites when .witches swore they had relations with the devil-as they called.the coven elder. they claimed that his member was cold, which was not .surprising, for the women. demanded' that the elder lie with each one of them to ensure a good harvest, and. the poor man was hard put t? it to satisfy 124 so many. an artificial phallus was used, therefore, similar to the ones inexistence in egypt centuries before the birth of christ. it was life-sized and made of stone. we deplore its use in these enlightened days. another abuse i have. discovered is the defloration of''witches' daughters on. thealtat. iris neither necessary nor legal according to witch law. q: what is the greatest attraction of witchcraft to applicants for membership? a: the ability to see into the future. q: but ca


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al manager for the carrying out of the plans of the executive council of the lodge. certain of the masters form around the three great lords an inner group, and meet in council with great frequency. on the fifth ray of concrete knowledge or science, we find the master hilarion, who, in an earlier incarnation was paul of tarsus. he is occupying a cretan body, but spends a large part of his time in egypt. he it was who gave out to the world that occult treatise "light on the path" and his work is particularly interesting to the general public at this crisis, for he works with those who are developing the intuition, and controls and transmutes the great movements that tend to strip the veil from the unseen. his is the energy which, through his disciples, is stimulating the psychical research


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is seen, and not only in man. man must be taught that though an individual, he is but part of a greater whole and that his interests must be made subservient to those of the group. gradually the teaching was re-organized, and the curriculum increased; little by little the mysteries were developed as the people became ready for them until we have the marvelous schools of the mysteries of chaldea, egypt, greece and many others. 9. three things might be mentioned: a. the relatively low point of evolution of many men and their naturally physical polarization. b. the work of the black adepts and the followers of the left hand path. when the ibezhan adepts (again under instructions from the masters at shamballa) began to withdraw into the temples, to make the mysteries more difficult of attainm


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d wisdom, and those who were devoted to its prosecution were first denominated sages, or wise men. pythagoras termed this system. the gnosis or knowledge of things that are. under the noble designation of wisdom, the ancient- 5- from bethlehem to calvary copyright 1998 lucis trust teachers, the sages of india, the magians of persia and babylon, the seers and prophets of israel, the hierophants of egypt and arabia, and the philosophers of greece and the west, included all knowledge which they considered as essentially divine; classifying part as esoteric and the remainder as exterior."3 we know much of the exoteric teaching. orthodox and theological christianity is founded on it, as are all the orthodox formulations of the great religions. when, however, the inner wisdom teaching is forgott

tudent of comparative religion can investigate the truth of these statements, and at the end will stand amazed at the persistence of god's love and the willingness to sacrifice themselves which all these sons of god manifest. it is therefore wise and timely to remember that "these events are reproduced in the lives of the various solar gods, and antiquity teems with illustrations of them. isis of egypt, like mary of bethlehem, was our immaculate lady, star of the sea, queen of heaven, mother of god. we see her, in pictures, standing on the crescent moon, star-crowned, she nurses her child horus, and the cross appears on the back of the seat in which he sits on his mother's knee. the virgo of the zodiac is represented in ancient drawings as a woman suckling a child the type of all future ma

mal nature, but they represent also far more than that. the ox stood for that form of worship which should have been passing off the earth at the time christ came. there were still many to be found who worshipped the bull, which was the worship prevalent in the age when our sun was passing through the age of taurus, the bull, and which was preserved at that time in the mysteries of mithras and of egypt. the sign immediately preceding the christian era was that of aries, the ram or lamb, and this is symbolised for us in the sheepfolds which surrounded bethlehem- 45- from bethlehem to calvary copyright 1998 lucis trust it is interesting also to bear in mind that asses are definitely associated with the story of mary and her child. two asses are found mentioned in the gospel story, one coming

or lamb, and this is symbolised for us in the sheepfolds which surrounded bethlehem- 45- from bethlehem to calvary copyright 1998 lucis trust it is interesting also to bear in mind that asses are definitely associated with the story of mary and her child. two asses are found mentioned in the gospel story, one coming from the north and bearing mary to bethlehem, and the other taking her down into egypt. these are symbols of the two constellations called the northern ass and the southern ass, which are in the neighbourhood of the constellation virgo. we find the human kingdom represented in mary and joseph, with the human unity plus the duality which are so essential to existence itself. in the newborn babe divinity expresses itself. thus, in that little cave, the cosmos is represented. whe

e episode is related, and that is the one in which jesus, having reached the age of twelve years, was taken up by his mother to the temple of the lord and there, for the first time, gave indication of his vocation, and evidenced the realisation that a mission was pre-ordained for him. prior to this, his parents had conformed to all the requirements of the jewish ritual; they had also sojourned in egypt. of his time there, we are told nothing. all that we know is covered by the words "they returned into galilee to their own city nazareth. and the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of god was upon him."60 students would do well to remember that the number twelve is regarded by the esotericists of all faiths as signifying the number of completion; it rec


ALICE A BAILEY13 PROBLEMS OF HUMANITY

man and a brother, and every right that the gentile owns is his also, inalienably and intrinsically his. this the gentile has forgotten and great is his responsibility for wrong doing and cruel action. the jew for ages has not been wanted by his gentile brother; he has been chased from place to place; constantly and ceaselessly the jew has been forced to move on or move out across the desert from egypt to the holy land, from there (centuries later) to the mesopotamia valley and from that time on in a constant series of migrations, with great streams of wandering jews moving ceaselessly north, south and west and a small trickle going east; expelled from cities and countries during the middle ages, then after a period of relative quiescence again the displaced jews were on the move in europe


ALICE A BAILEY15 THE DESTINY OF THE NATIONS

uly comprehended, and with those developments which will be eventually brought about by means of a true and scientific magic. this new magic will have no more relation to the crude attempts and oft ridiculous undertakings of the magicians, alchemists and performers of the past than c-a-t, cat, has to an algebraical formula. i would remind you also that in that home of ancient magic which you call egypt, the magical work there performed was definitely concentrated upon the producing of physical effects and material results, and that the focus of the attention of the magician of the day can be seen in the stupendous production of those ancient and gigantic forms, standing silent and still in their pristine magnificence, which today call for the attention of- 64- the destiny of the nations co

. this "mind as it is in christ" can be seen in their revolt against materialistic religion and in the widespread effort to be seen in europe and elsewhere to return the land (mother-earth, the true virgin mary) to the people. it can be seen in the constant movement of people throughout the world from place to place, symbolised in the gospel story by the journey of mary with the infant jesus into egypt. then followed, as we are told in the new testament, a cycle of thirty years wherein all we know is that the infant jesus grew to manhood and could then take the second initiation, the baptism in jordan, and begin his public service. today the many who in this life have taken the first initiation are entering the long silence of that symbolic thirty years wherein they too will grow to manhoo


ALICE A BAILEY18 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME III ESOTERIC ASTROLOGY

planets or the seven great planetary spirits (s.d. ii. 332. note) 2 "it is the seven rishis who mark the time and the duration of events in our septenary life cycle. they are as mysterious as their supposed wives, the pleiades (s.d. ii. 579) 3 "the first `seven stars' are not planetary. they are the leading stars of seven constellations which turn around with the great bear (s.d. iii. 195) 4 "in egypt, the great bear was the constellation. called the mother of the revolutions, and the dragon with seven heads was assigned to saturn, who was called the dragon of life (s.d. iii. 195) 5 "in the book of enoch, the great bear is called leviathan (s.d. iii. 195) 6 "our solar system with the pleiades and one of the stars of the great bear form a cosmic triangle or an aggregation of three centres


ALICE A BAILEY19 THE UNFINISHED AUTOBIOGRAPHY

e heavens, the sun appears to be going through the constellation aquarius. this is an astronomical fact at this time and has nothing to do with astrology. the influence, however, of the sign through which the sun may be passing at any particular world period is irrefutable and i can prove it to you here and now. prior to the jewish dispensation when moses was leading the children of israel out of egypt the sun was in the sign taurus. it was passing through the sign of the bull. we then had the appearance on earth of the mithraic mysteries which centered around the sacrifice of the sacred bull. the sin of the children of israel in the wilderness which so aroused the anger of moses when he descended from the mount of the lord and found them falling down before the golden calf was that they h


ALICE A BAILEY20 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME IV ESOTERIC HEALING

dance of the race and who were combating rampant evil in high places. that same evil is again upon the warpath and is being fought by the men of goodwill, under the direction of the great white lodge. heights of luxury were reached in atlantis of which we, with all our boasted civilisation, know nothing and have never achieved. some faint traces of it have come to us from legends and from ancient egypt, from archeological discovery and old fairy tales. there was a recurrence of pure atlantean mischief and wickedness in the decadent days of the roman empire. life became tainted by the miasma of unadulterated selfishness and the very springs of life itself became polluted. men only lived and breathed in order to be in possession of the utmost luxury and of a very plethora of things and of ma

etheric need for delay. when the inner man withdraws from his physical vehicle he withdraws simultaneously from the etheric body. it is true that the etheric body is apt to linger for a long time on the "field of emanation" when the physical body is interred, and it will frequently persist until complete disintegration of the dense body has taken place. the process of mummifying, as practised in egypt, and of embalming, as practised in the west, have been responsible for the perpetuation of the etheric body, sometimes for centuries. this is particularly the case when the mummy or embalmed person was of an evil character during life; the hovering etheric body is then often "possessed" by an evil entity or evil force. this is the cause of the attacks and the disasters which often dog the st


ALICE A BAILEY24 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME V THE RAYS AND THE INITIATIONS

ave you bear these points in mind while you investigate the world picture. this picture is taking shape and warrants recognition. it involves the jews (who are not a nation but a religious group) the near east and russia. in the maps which are to be found in the archives of the spiritual hierarchy, the entire area of the near east and europe greece, yugoslavia, turkey, palestine, the arab states, egypt and russia are under a heavy overshadowing cloud. can that cloud be dissipated by the right thinking and planning of great britain, the united states and the majority of the united nations or must it break in disaster over the world? will it present a task too hard for correct handling by that inexperienced disciple humanity? in what i have written above you have the picture of the true situ


ALICE BAILEY THE LABOURS OF HERCULES

ming in the ocean of matter, and cetus, the sea monster, is the symbol of what we call evil, that seeks to destroy the soul in incarnation. the sea monster, in the ocean of existence, and the enthroned queen, spoke to hercules of the magnitude of his problem, but the third constellation spoke to him of victory. perseus is the third of the three constellations, called in the zodiac of denderah, in egypt "the one who subdues; sometimes called "the breaker, that which can chain the enthroned woman, and that which can conquer the monster. we are told that perseus possessed the helmet of invisibility, the sandals of swiftness, the buckler of wisdom and the sword of the spirit. thus hercules saw himself reflected in the heavens, and as he started upon the capture of the man-eating mares, he disc

. in ancient days it was called the leading star of the heavens, and taurus has always been connected with light and, therefore, with christ, who proclaimed himself as the light of the world. light, illumination and sound, as an expression of the creative force: these are the three basic ideas connected with this constellation. the "interpreter of the divine voice, as taurus was called in ancient egypt, can be paraphrased into christian terminology and called "the word made flesh. it is an interesting sidelight on the power of the zodiacal influences to recall that the bull's-eye lantern can be traced back to the bull's eve in taurus, and the pontifical bull, or the papal- 29- the labours of hercules enunciations which were regarded [45] as interpreters of god's voice, is a term in common

igns cancer and capricorn, called the gates of the sun. through cancer, or the 'gate of man, the soul descends upon earth (to unite with the body, which is its spiritual death. through capricorn, the 'gate [86] of the gods, it reascends to heaven (e. valentia straiton, the celestial ship of the north vol. ii, p. 206. in the zodiac of denderah, the sign cancer is represented by a beetle, called in egypt, the scarab. the word "scarab" means "only begotten; it stands, therefore, for birth into incarnation, or, in relation to the aspirant, for the new birth. the month of june, in ancient egypt was called "meore, which again means rebirth, and thus both the sign and the name hold steadily before us the thought of the taking of form and of coming in physical incarnation. in an ancient zodiac in

ii, p. 205- 53- the labours of hercules symbols the astrological symbol for the sign cancer has no relation at all to the crab. it is composed of two "asses" tails, and these again link up the gospel story with the story of the manger. in connection with the birth of jesus two asses appear, the one on which the virgin rode down to bethlehem, prior to the birth, and the other on which she rode to egypt, after the birth. close to the sign cancer are two bright stars, one called asellus borealis, or the northern ass, and the other, asellus australis, or the southern ass (there is also the third time, when christ rode into jerusalem during his brief moment of triumph on palm sunday [90] seated on the back of an ass, a symbol of patience and humility the crown jewels of greatness. so do not de

led romulus and remus; and was the fierce animal which saint francis of assisi tamed by his love for it, and sense of oneness with it. some highlights from the lecture by a.a.b. in libra we have the man who does not speak, symbolic of the interlude of silence in the life of jesus. between the ages of 12 and 30, we hear naught of him. these were years of silence, whether spent among the essenes in egypt or in the carpenter's shop, in which that great son of god balanced spirit and matter and prepared for his ministry as a son of man who was [139] also a son of god- demonstrably. the great revelation to my mind is not that we are spirit, but that all is god in manifestation; it is all energy in different categories. christ was the perfect expression of divinity in form. he balanced spirit an


AN INTRO TO STUDY OF THE KABALAH

olomon" is of course a mediaeval fraud. the hebrew letters are also associated with the twenty-two trumps of the tarot pack of cards; these cards have been much used for purposes of divination. the gipsies of southern europe use these cards for fortune-telling. the french author court de gebelin (1773-1782) declared that these trump cards as mystical emblems were derived from the magic of ancient egypt. occult science allots each card to a number, a letter and a natural object or force,-the planets, zodiacal signs, elements, etc "the sanctum regnum of the tarot trumps" edited by myself can be consulted. dr. encausse of paris, who writes under the pseudonym of "papus" has also a work relating to the tarots and gives a kabalistic attribution of the trump cards which rosicrucians consider to


ANTINOMIANISM

ntinomianism, hermeticism, all share ideas which are synthesized into the lhp conception. tracing the roots of these ideas we find hints and glimpses contained in the extant thoughts of certain gnostic sects, the graeco/roman egyptian philosophies and aspects of the ancient egyptian philosophical and religious cults. particularly we see this in the reflections of the ancient setian priesthoods of egypt which have been integrated into other lines of philosophical thought. as previously stated, the differentiation between the lhp and the rhp is one of intent. for instance, in the church of rome (catholic) ritual is utilized. all the elements- altar, bell, candles, incense etc, form the components of ritual. however, if you were to read howard stanton levee's (a.k.a. anton szandor lavey "sata


BALANONES TEMPLE OF SET FAQ

s, losing our own if it meant that all christian, jewish, hindu, scientologist, and other religions also paid their fair taxes. but as long as they are tax exempt, we'll save our money this way also) yes, setian priests are able to perform legally binding marriage ceremonies. 3.2 set set is the most ancient name for the prince of darkness, given to the prince of darkness in ancient (pre-dynastic) egypt. whether set exists as an independent metaphysical being, or whether he's a symbol for man's most individualistic attributes, is a topic always under discussion somewhere in the temple of set. you may also be interested in essays concerning the prince of darkness provided by balanone (http//www.bigfoot.com/ balanone/pod.html) and "concerning our patron" by high priest don webb (http//www.big


BLAVATSKY H P ANTHROPOGENESIS

cally a septenary which represents seven men, or rather groups of men. for the first adam- the kadmon- is the synthesis of the ten sephiroth. of these, the upper triad remains in the archetypal world as the future "trinity" while the seven lower sephiroth create the manifested material world; and this septenate is the second adam. genesis, and the mysteries upon which it was fabricated, came from egypt. the "god" of the 1st chapter of genesis is the logos, and the "lord god" of the 2nd chapter the creative elohim- the lower powers* thus saith pymander "this is the mystery that to this day was hidden. nature being mingled with the heavenly man (elohim, or dhyanis, brought forth a wonder. seven men, all males and females (hermaphrodite. according to the nature of the seven governors- book ii

the first to the fifth, our aryan root-race, europe must be called the fifth great continent. the secret doctrine takes no account of islands and peninsulas, nor does it follow the modern geographical distribution of land and sea. since the day of its earliest teachings and the destruction of the great atlantis, the face of the earth has changed more than once. there was a time when the delta of egypt and northern africa belonged to europe, before the formation of the straits of gibraltar, and a further upheaval of the continent, changed entirely the face of the map of europe. the last serious change occurred some 12,000 years ago[[footnote(s* it is to be remarked, however, that mr. wallace does not accept mr. sclater's idea, and even opposes it. mr. sclater supposes a land or continent f

arded venus in mythology* therefore, putting aside its religio-metaphysical aspect, the cross of the christians is symbolically far more phallic than the pagan svastica[[vol. 2, page] 31 the horses of sukra's car. of life" in eden anouki, a form of isis, is the goddess of life; and ank was taken by the hebrews from the egyptians and introduced by moses, one learned in the wisdom of the priests of egypt, with many other mystical words. the word ank in hebrew, with the personal suffix, means "my life" my being, which "is the personal pronoun anochi" from the name of the egyptian goddess anouki* in one of the most ancient catechisms of southern india, madras presidency, the hermaphrodite goddess adanari (see also "indian pantheon) has the ansated cross, the svastica, the "male and female sign

ly dupuis never knew why draco, once the pole-star- the symbol of "guide" guru and director- had been thus degraded by posterity "the gods of our fathers are our devils" says an asiatic proverb. when draco ceased to be the lode-star, the guiding sidereal divinity, it shared the fate of all the fallen gods. seth and typhon was at one time, bunsen tells us "a great god universally adored throughout egypt, who conferred on the sovereigns of the 18th and 19th dynasties the symbols of life and power. but subsequently, in the course of the 20th dynasty, he is suddenly treated as an evil demon, insomuch that his effigies and name are obliterated on all the monuments and inscriptions that could be reached" the real occult reason will be given in these pages* sukra is the son of bhrigu the great ri

shown, is not only the primitive god of the semites- early jews included- but also their "semi-divine ancestor" for, says bunsen("god in history" vol. i, pp. 233, 234 "the seth of genesis, the father of enoch (the man) must be considered as originally running parallel with that derived from the elohim, adam's father "according to bunsen, the deity (the god seth) was the primitive god of northern egypt and palestine (staniland wake "the great pyramid. and seth became considered in the later theology of the egyptians as "an evil daemon" says the same bunsen, for he is one with typhon and one with the hindu demons as a logical sequel[[vol. 2, page] 83 "fires "sparks" and "flames" the deva-rishi of occultism par excellence; and that the occultist who does not ponder, analyse, and study narada


BLAVATSKY H P COSMOGENESIS

of the gods. 267- summing up. 269 the pith and marrow of the secret doctrine. 273 hermes in christian garb. 285 some occult aphorisms. 289 the seven powers of nature. 293- book i- part ii. the evolution of symbolism in its approximate order. i. symbolism and ideographs. 303 emblem and symbol differ. 305 magic potency of sound. 307 mystery language. 309- ii. the mystery language and its keys. 310 egypt's many religions. 311 the jews and their system. 313 moses copied from sargon. 319 identity of ancient symbols. 323- iii. primordial substance and divine thought. 325 divine thought, or cineritious matter. 327 ether and intelligence. 330 the seven prakritis. 335 the mystic fire. 339 one tree of knowledge. 341- iv. chaos- theos- kosmos. 342 the union of chaos and spirit. 343 the birth of mind

ly with the chaldean records, which were already menacing the new religion, so rashly accepted[[footnote(s* found out and proven only now, through the discoveries made by george smith (vide his "chaldean account of genesis, and which, thanks to this armenian forger, have misled all the civilized nations for over 1,500 years into accepting jewish derivations for direct divine revelation* bunsen's "egypt's place in history" vol. i. p. 200[[vol. 1, page] xxvii introductory. so that, with the exception of these more than doubtful fragments, the entire chaldean sacred literature has disappeared from the eyes of the profane as completely as the lost atlantis. a few facts that were contained in the berosian history are given in part ii. of vol. ii, and may throw a great light on the true origin o

religions have indeed very few data upon which to build such final conclusions as they generally do about the old religions, and (b) that such lack of data does not prevent them in the least from dogmatising. one would imagine that, thanks to the numerous records of the egyptian theogony and mysteries preserved in the classics, and in a number of ancient writers, the rites and dogmas of pharaonic egypt ought to be well understood at least; better, at any rate, than the too abstruse philosophies and pantheism of india, of whose religion and language europe had hardly any idea before the beginning of the present century. along the nile and on the face of the whole country, there stand to this hour, exhumed yearly and daily, fresh relics which eloquently tell their own history. still it is no

ese buddhism[[vol. 1, page] xxix introductory. covered with hieroglyphic inscriptions, and with the strange pictures of gods and goddesses. on rolls of papyrus, which seem to defy the ravages of time, we have even fragments of what may be called the sacred books of the egyptians; yet, though much has been deciphered in the ancient records of that mysterious race, the mainspring of the religion of egypt and the original intention of its ceremonial worship are far from being fully disclosed to us* here again the mysterious hieroglyphic documents remain, but the keys by which alone they become intelligible have disappeared. nevertheless, having found that "there is a natural connection between language and religion; and, secondly, that there was a common aryan religion before the separation o

tirely from the face of the earth every vestige of that ancient wisdom, and to shackle and gag every witness who testified to it. let one only think of the thousands, and perhaps millions, of mss. burnt; of monuments, with their too indiscreet inscriptions and pictorial symbols, pulverised to dust; of the bands of early hermits and ascetics roaming about among the ruined cities of upper and lower egypt, in desert and[[vol. 1, page] xli introductory. mountain, valleys and highlands, seeking for and eager to destroy every obelisk and pillar, scroll or parchment they could lay their hands on, if it only bore the symbol of the tau, or any other sign borrowed and appropriated by the new faith; and he will then see plainly how it is that so little has remained of the records of the past. verily


BLUE EQUINOX

ndia i do not recall a single instance of bad manners, except on the part of babus who had learned them from low-class europeans, like william archer. when he comes to talk of art and culture, it gets worse, if anything .remember.it is certainly not irrelevant-that india is the most tropical country that ever possessed any art of importance. this person has never heard of cambodia, yucatan, peru, egypt, west africa, java. his art criticism is beneath the depth of upper tooting .can any unprejudiced observer deny that even these exceptionally favourable specimens of indian workmanship are marred by the gravest effects of conventionality in form, of overcrowding in composition, of excess in ornament? in a few seated female figures, viewed from behind, there is a certain natural grace, but mo

e by helena petrovna blavatsky 8 =38 with a commentary by frater o.m. 7 =48 v a.a. publication in class b 93 10 =18 666 9 =28 pro coll. summ. 777 8 =38 d. d. s. 7 =48 o. m. 7 =48 o. s. v. 6 =58 parzival 5 =68 pro coll. int. v. n. pr monstrator p. imperator pro coll. ext. achad cancellarius the way lam is the tibetan word for way or path, and lama is he who goeth, the specific title of the gods of egypt, the treader of the path, in buddhistic phraseology. its numerical value is 71, the number of this book. 3 the voice of the silence prefatory note do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. it is not very difficult to write a book, if one chance to possess the necessary degree of initiation, and the power of expression. it is infernally difficult to comment on such a book. the principa


BOOK OF ENOCH

400 bc, and forms part of the torah (the first five books of the bible. in genesis, there is enoch's family; as named by him in this book, and a quick recap of some of enoch's story. it seems likely therefore, that copies of the book of enoch survived into egyptian times, 3500 bc, and was known to moses around 2,000 years later. moses presumably took a copy of the book with him when they all left egypt, and he was no doubt pleased to see enoch's prophecy fulfilled. the book probably existed mainly in hebrew during the thousand years after the exodus. no hebrew copies exist today, however, although there are some hebrew passages quoted in some of the aramaic fragments that survive from a few centuries bc. the appearance of the book in ethiopia, is probably due to events in jerusalem during

and at 2kings 21:1- 18. king manasseh was not of the jewish faith, he erected alters to baal and asherah in solomon's temple. in kings at 21:16, it says that so much innocent blood was shed that it filled jerusalem from end to end. at this time, the religious establishment left the country, taking the ark of the covenant and all the important religious texts with them. after a number of years in egypt, the refugees went further south, near to the source of the nile, at lake tana in ethiopia. the descendants of these people are the falashas, who even today follow the form of judaism that had been practiced in israel only before 620 bc. the ethiopians translated the book of hanokh into ge'ez, and had enough respect to look after it. meanwhile, all hebrew versions disappeared but a substanti


BOOK OF JASHAR

the king can be deflected only by awesome monumental building and sacrifice. the only difference in each generation is that, to earn the people's awe, each king needs to build a tower that is greater than the previous king's. it is not clear whether each generation is building directly on top of nimrod's tower, or whether a new tower is built from the ground up for each king, like the pyramids of egypt's old kingdom. in any case, the engineers of each generation are building on the technology developed by their predecessors, until they can accomplish virtual miracles of construction. the royal engineers face constraints that are social and economic, as well as the constraints of the physical materials that they use. eventually, the entire society itself must be redesigned to serve the need


BUCKLAND RAYMOND COMPLETE BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT

end of each lesson's examination questions, i listed books for further reading. they are books i especially recommend. to them i would add a few more that you may well find of interest. abraham, karl dreams and myths angus, s. the religious quests of the graeco-roman world bowra, c.m. primitive song bracelin, j.l. gerald gardner: witch breasted, j.h. development of religion and thought in ancient egypt budge, sir e.a.w. amulets and talismans eliade, mircea birth and rebirth; the sacred and the profane; myths, dreams and mysteries fitch, ed magical rites from the crystal well frazer, sir james the golden bough freud, sigmund totem and taboo gardner, gerald b. a goddess arrives glass, justine witchcraft, the sixth sense and us harrison, jane e. ancient art and ritual hooke, s.h. myth and rit


BUDGE E

ellyn weschcke publisher "a master-work by one of the great elders of the craft. raymond buckland has presented a rich treasure-trove of wiccan lore. it is a legacy that will provide magic, beauty, and wisdom to future generations of those who seek the ancient paths of the old religion" ed fitch magical rites from the crystal well isbn 0-fl7sm2-050-fl 5 1 4 9 5> 9 "780875"420509 $14atsacred texts egypt ehh index index next the book of am-tuat by e. a. wallis budge london; kegan, paul, trench, tr bner& co [1905] scanned at sacred-texts.com, may 2003. j.b. hare, redactor. this text is in the public domain. these files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice of attribution is left intact. next: note sacred texts egypt ehh index vol. i vol. ii vol. iii the book of am-t

. the eighth division of the tuat, which is called tebat-neteru-s chapter ix. the ninth division of the tuat, which is called best-aru-ankhet-kheperu chapter x. the tenth division of the tuat, which is called metet-qa-utchebu chapter xi. the eleventh division of the tuat, which is called re-en-qerert-apt-khatu chapter xii. the twelfth division of the tuat, which is called then-neteru sacred texts egypt ehh index index previous next p. 1 the book am-tuat the title of the work "the writings and the drawings of the hidden palace which appertain to the souls, and the gods, and the shadows, and the spirits, which compose the beginning of the horn of ament, of the horizon of ament [which is] the utmost boundary of the thick darkness of the horizon of amentet, containing the knowledge of the soul

knowledge of the hours and of their gods, and the knowledge of the journeyings of the hours and of their gods, and the knowledge of the formulae [which they say] to ra, and the knowledge of the speeches which he maketh p. 2 to them, and the knowledge of the gods who praise him and of those who effect destruction" next: chapter i: the first division of the tuat, which is called net-ra sacred texts egypt ehh index index previous next p. 3 chapter i. the first division of the tuat, which is called net-ra. in the scene that illustrates the first division of the tuat, which is passed through by the sun-god during the first hour of the night, we see that the centre of the middle section is divided lengthwise into click to view (left) the boat of af, the dead sun-god (right) maati goddesses. neke

e first four are heru-hekenu, ka-shu, i.e, the "double of shu" nehes, i.e, the "look-out" and hu, and the fifth is the steersman kherp. on the high prow of the sektet boat hangs an object which is said to be a carpet by some, and a reed mat by others, and on the side, near the curve of the prow, is an utchat. in front of the boat march- 1. the two goddesses maat, the one representing the south of egypt, and the other the north. 2. the god nekent-f, who holds a spear, or knife, in his left hand. 3. the god khenti amentet, bearded, and in mummy form, and wearing the white crown and the menat. 4. the god sekhet, or as it is written here sekhmet, lioness-headed. 5. the god sehetch-ur, ram-headed. 6. four terms, the first of which is called ut-metu-ra, p. 5 the second ut-metu-tem, the third ut

reat god passeth them by, and they (i.e, the gods) wail when he hath gone by them in the field of urnes [the goddess of] the hour who guideth [this great god] through this court is "ushem-hat-kheftiu-nu-ra" footnotes 16:1 see l febure, op. cit, part iv, pl. 28, and description de l' gypte, tom. v, pl. 41, no. 5. next: chapter ii: the second division of the tuat, which is called urnes sacred texts egypt ehh index index previous next p. 21 chapter ii. the second division of the tuat, which is called urnes. in the scene that illustrates the second division of the tuat, which is passed through by the sun-god click to view the boat of af in the second hour. during the second hour of the night, the boat of the ram-headed god af is seen making its way along the p. 22 stream which flows, as before


CASE PAUL F THE BOOK OF TOKENS

editation on teth* i my secret wisdom is hid in number, and in the sign of the tally is concealed the building of the whole creation. number veileth the power of the elohim, for number is that thick darkness whereof it is written "and moses drew near unto the thick darkness where god was; and again "tetragrammaton said that he would dwell in the thick darkness" ye shall know that this darkness is egypt, and by the wisdom hidden in that darkness did moses lead israel forth. in the darkness which is egypt is the darkness of number, concealing the one in the cloud of the many. of that darkness the serpent is a sign, that great serpent, the royal snake of egypt [91] t h e b o o k of t o k e n s 2 this is the serpent of temptation, yet from it cometh forth redemption. for the serpent is the fir

lamps, for the oil for lighting. containeth the secret of the letter teth. this is the oil which riseth like a serpent, the oil which thy father jacob poured upon the stone in the house of strength. 4 verily, he who knoweth the secret of that stone, knoweth also the secret of the serpent, and in him shall be fulfilled the saying "when israel was a child, then i loved him, and called my son out of egypt" and he who knoweth this shall be a measurer of mercy, and all his works shall be rooted in the strength of my law [93] comment on teth* t e t h, pronounced tayth. transcribed as" t. the number 9. meaning: serpent. the intelligence of the secret of all spiritual activities. 1 the ancient form of the letter teth was a crude picture of a tally, in the form of a circle enclosing a cross. mispaw

ted in the strength of my law [93] comment on teth* t e t h, pronounced tayth. transcribed as" t. the number 9. meaning: serpent. the intelligence of the secret of all spiritual activities. 1 the ancient form of the letter teth was a crude picture of a tally, in the form of a circle enclosing a cross. mispawr, m s p r "number, arawfel, o r p l "darkness, and mizraim, m tz r i m, the name given to egypt by the jews, are equivalent numerically to 380. the uraeus, or royal serpent, is the characteristic symbol of egypt. those versed in egyptian wisdom will know how truly it may be said that the secret wisdom of that land is "hid in number. in egypt pythagoras learned the great mathematical principles embodied in his system. the same truths are summed up in the great pyramid. 2 nachash, n ch s


CASSANDRA EASON A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC

can use rituals and altered states of consciousness to access this cosmic memory bank at will and in doing so, some believe, draw on the accumulated powers of many generations, especially in healing magick. this cosmic consciousness- or great mind or akashic record, as theosophists call it- is perhaps what made it possible for pyramids to be built at almost the same time in lands as far apart as egypt and south america, and for shamanism to follow similar patterns in unconnected continents. by accessing this source of power, we may create a ritual or use certain crystals without consciously knowing their significance, only to find out that our invented spell closely resembles one from another time or culture; we know how to heal without being taught. gaining such knowledge has been descri

was eaten as the bread of life. not an easy deity to use, without great experience and restraint, as the excesses carried out under his name need to be kept in check while invoking the free spirit and the renewal of life. he is potent for breaking away from destructive situations or, ironically, bad habits such as alcohol. osiris osiris became one of the most important and popular gods in ancient egypt, mainly because he promised non-royal believers that resurrection and salvation from death were for everyone, poor as well as rich. originally he was identified with each dead pharaoh, and his son horus was identified with the reigning successor. osiris married his sister isis, and his brother seth married isis's sister nephthys. according to legend, osiris was at first made an earthly king

m. seth invited osiris to a feast and showed the guests a fine coffer, promising that whoever fitted inside would be the owner. osiris stepped inside the coffer and it fitted perfectly. seth slammed the lid tight and he and his followers threw the chest into the nile. isis searched for her husband and at last discovered the chest at byblos on the phoenician coast. she brought osiris' body back to egypt and conceived a son by her dead husband, hiding herself in the rushes of the marshes of the delta while awaiting the birth. seth discovered the body of osiris, hacked it into pieces and scattered them throughout egypt so that he could never be restored to life. but isis searched once more and, assisted by nephthys, remodelled the bones into osiris' form and restored her husband to life once

les are best used on wednesday when mercury cannot be seen and on saturday. black another colour of saturn and also the kings of the underworld- the roman pluto, the bestower of the hidden wealth that lay within the earth, and the greek hades, who abducted persephone (proserpine, thus causing winter. black is the colour not only of death, but also of regeneration. this belief goes back to ancient egypt when the annual flooding of the nile carried with it black silt, which brought new life to the land each year. in magick, black is the colour of endings that carry within them seeds of new beginnings. it can be used for banishing negativity, for leaving behind old sorrows and redundant relationships; for acknowledging grief, for rituals of partings, for breaking hexes and for psychic protect

ay also provide protection. one of the most potent methods of protection is through the use of crystals. crystals all crystals have innate protective qualities as well as healing and empowering properties and so can offer instant harmony and energy even in the most draining situations [insert pic p149- collecting protective crystals certain crystals have, over the millennia, from ancient babylon, egypt and the orient, acquired the reputation of possessing strong protective qualities and are also usually potent in strengthening and healing. these include amber, black agate, amethyst, bloodstone, carnelian, garnet, jade, black and red jasper, jet, lapis lazuli, tiger's eye, topaz and turquoise. however, as you work with crystals and stones, you may discover that a particular crystal or even


CHIREAU YVONNE BLACK MAGIC RELIGION AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CONJURING TRADITION

at his home, vesey gave a militant exegesis of the exodus story of the deliverance of the hebrew slaves, a favorite biblical account for african americans in the nineteenth century. according to bennett's confession, at this meeting vesey said c that we ought to rise up and fight against the whites for our liberties c he read to us from the bible, how the children of israel were delivered out of egypt from bondage. c he then read in the bible where god commanded, that all should be cut off, both men, women and children, and said, he believed, it was no sin for us to do so, for the lord had commanded us to do it.[17] ultimately the uprising failed when an informer betrayed the conspiracy. vesey, his lieutenants, and eighty of the plotters were captured; all were jailed, executed, or deport

ee, an african american herbal healer (westport, conn: greenwood press, 1993, p. 15. newbell puckett noted a "mixture of herbs and hoodoo constituting african-american medicine" among southern practitioners (puckett, folk beliefs of the southern negro [chapel hill: university of north carolina press, 1926, p. 358. 14. rawick, american slave, texas narratives, pt. 3, p. 13; see also ophelia settle egypt and charles johnson, eds, unwritten history of slavery: autobiographical accounts of negro ex-slaves (nashville, tenn: social science institute, fisk university, 1945, pp. 212, 316\ 190\ 15. roland steiner "braziel robinson possessed of two spirits (1900, reprinted in mother wit from the laughing barrel: readings in the interpretation of afro-american folklore, ed. alan dundes (jackson: univ


CHRONOLOGIA RORISPERGIUS

lso one at willendorf. 11 cm tall. discovered in 1908. oldest paleolithic sculptures? oldest known portrayals of women? 100 small statuettes have been found. 6500 bc catal huyuk, neolithic site in turkey (central anatolia) flourished..at catul huyuk the goddess images were shown with the bull horns emerging from her womb (june campbell pg 41) 4242 bce earliest recorded date in history (in ancient egypt. egyptian calendar which is regulated by sun and moon has 360 days with 12 months of 30 days. 4000 bce astrology begins in mesopotamia. sumerians build ziggurats, the first astrological observatories. the sun, moon and 5 visible planets are used. astrological knowledge is recorded in cuneiform on clay tablets. 3761 bc first day of jewish calendar (according to jewish sources. 3760 bc the ass

elieved that civilization was a "gift from the gods" and it was marked from the time "kingship was lowered from heaven" 3200 bc writing in sumerian tablets 3100 bce pyramid texts [egy. 2953-2838 chinese emperor fu hsi, produced first w.v. of i ching 2700 bce the great pyramid of khufu is built in accordance with astronomical factors. 2494-2345 pyramid texts [egy. 2340 bc first imperial dynasty of egypt 2300 bc astarte, one of the ancient forms of the universal great goddess, was worshipped by the iranians in her form as anahita. her image was found in sumeria around 2300 bc. in the tibetan pantheon she is a manifestation of the sky goddess kaladugmo (mkhah.la.gdug.mo) or ma namkha (ma.nams.mkha) or 'mother sky. 2000 bc indo-aryans left proto-aryan homelands (eastern iranian steppes of anci

vah 'she who treads on the sea-(petty: 1990) 1760 gilgamesh epic. 1600 orig. egyptian book of the dead (book of coming forth by day. 1570 ebers papyrus 1550-1450 o.c. rig-veda, sama-veda and yajur-veda 1500 indo-europeans invade india. vedic culture. 1500 (ca) volcanic destruction of thera, thought to be the origin of atlantis story. harranians established a pilgrimage site at the giza plateau in egypt. 1400 bc the roots of mithraic belief are found in the worship of the sky goddess mitra in northern mesopotamia. avesta composed in avestan (an east-iranian language) 1200 origin of judaism, o.c. of o.t, starting with the torah (the first 5 books. sophocles claimed dice were invented by palamedes during the siege of troy. herodotus attributed them to the lydians in the reign of atys. 1194 fa

n north-east iran to the northern parts of tibet. they brought with them an ancient form of polytheistic mithraism and the araimic alphabet. 550- the celts invade the island of britain. 535 bc pythagoras sets up esoteric colony near crotona in southern italy where scholars learn about numerology, astrology and the occult arts, which pythagoras learned during his 20 years of travels in babylon and egypt. 500 bce w.v. gensis, exodus, numbers (o.t) 475 bc empedocles of agrigentum introduces the 4 elements, fire, earth, air and water, into astrology, as the 4-fold root of all things. he discovered the idea that nothing can be destroyed (or created) only transformed. 427-347 plato 400 bce books of proverbs, job (o.t) 384-322 aristotle 370 bc eudoxus of cnidus devises calendars using zodiac with

r the great born 350 bc petosiris, chief administrator of the temple of khumunu (hermes) near hermopolis becomes known for mastering egyptian esoteric astrology. 350 (hist) tao-te ching [tao. 340 writings of chuang-tzu [tao] c. 330 manetho of sebennytos egyptian historian, priest at heliopolis under ptolemy i and ptolemy ii wrote aegyptiaca a collection of three books about the history of ancient egypt, commissioned by ptolemy ii in his effort to bring together the egyptian and hellenistic cultures. mentioned 36,525 manuscripts of hermes. these books state that the world was made out of fluid; that the soul is the union of light and life; that nothing is destructible; that the soul transmigrates; and that suffering is the result of motion. 330 bc alexander the great (356-323 bc) helps to s


COLLIER IRENE CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

rus alba, is native to china. growing more than fifty feet tall, its leaves are used to feed silkworms. strands from the silkworms cocoons are woven together to create silk, the strongest of all natural fibers. the cloth is lightweight and cool to the touch, but retains warmth and is highly flame-resistant. its beauty and ability to absorb bright dyes made it a highly prized trade item in ancient egypt, rome, and persia. the water spinach, ung choy, has thick hollow stems and long slender leaves. it will sprout leaves and regenerate with very little water, and it will grow as much as four inches per day. this hardy plant saved people from starvation during china s many wars and is also a valuable source of iron for the people of india, vietnam, brazil, central america, and africa.2 64 chin


COMMENTARY ON THE SEAL OF THE NINE ANGLES

rally speaking, some of these angles were taken from pythagoras, who talked in terms of the significance of 'numbers" rather than "angles. from my readings on the subject, i am convinced that plato's discourses upon geometry and the significance of the various "platonic solids" are essentially taken from pythagoras' work, just as pythagoras came up with these notions following his lengthy stay in egypt as a priesthood initiate. fascinating how these "trails" just keep going backward until they vanish into the mists of pre-recorded history. bear in mind that the ceremony of the nine angles was composed within the conceptual and iconographic limits of the age of satan. nor was it intended to be an extensive, exhaustive "last word" on the angles or other included concepts; it was conceived as


COSIMANO CHARLES ELEMENTARY PSIONICS

ing our time even thinking about it. it would not be lying to say that its use goes back to the first humans on this planet and there are the popular legends about atlantis being sunk by evil people who did bad things with it (that is, of course, not true. atlantis was sunk by accident when one of my experiments went haywire and my then wife was very upset over the lack of good clothing stores in egypt after we rowed there) of course the atlantis stuff is probably only legend and i don't think i really sank it (though i wish i had) but it makes a fun story so i thought i'd share it with you. we do know that primitives in various parts of the world still use it, because they have to, and love to make exaggerated claims for it because they love to bug anthropologists. so we have to take them


CROSSING THE DESERT

se of the desert. this is an interesting moment. you are leaving behind the known and are entering the unknown. the known is the divine land of khem, before you the unknown desert with its mirages, bandits, scorpions, sandstorms, etc. beyond that are the foreign lands ruled by set. what do you say as a charm? not a prayer to set, whose lands you were entering. not a prayer to the familiar gods of egypt. no, a statement of one's coming into being as the creator. now why would this be protective? or more to the point, what was being protected? the answer is that it is not protective of the body. it's not a prayer for rain, nor a cantrip for food, nor a conjuration against desert brigands. it is for the soul. the smart traveler has already taken care of the body's needs in the proper realm. t


DAVID ICKE AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

elation to the earth was to turn humans into little more than a slave race. this has been a theme all along and it remains so today, although in another form. instead of controlling us physically by occupation of the planet, over the past few thousand years they have sought to do so by working through our consciousness from other dimensions. i believe there came a period after ancient babylon and egypt when, for some reason, they no longer came here in the same way. maybe they were forced out by other extraterrestrials who were trying to help us. maybe it was vibratory changes that took place. either way, i believe they began to work mostly through the human mind from the fourth dimension and that this has replaced the physical occupation of the distant past. i have no doubt they have stil

hs, stories and ceremonies are invariably the same because they all originate from the same source! towards the end of atlantis, groups of people began to escape from their increasingly devastated land. some left the prison while their vibratory rate was still high enough for them to do so; others became trapped by accident or design. as atlantis crumbled, some settled in the areas we now know as egypt and the middle east, central america, and the united states. those who survived the cataclysm which followed, passed on their knowledge to their children in myths and stories. this is one possible answer to the apparent mystery of how when the americas were 'discovered' by the europeans in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, they found many cultures and beliefs of the native peoples to be

call a mouth, and very big feet. make of all that what you will, but this could- could- be another expression of fourth dimensional beings operating on our frequency. it is certainly true that sumer was the origin of so much that was to shape human culture and existence. the christian belief in a son of god and a lamb of god dying so our sins could be forgiven can be found in sumer, babylon, and egypt. the idea of a lamb dying to forgive the sins of humanity originates from the sumerian belief that if you literally sacrificed a lamb on the altar, it would remove the sins of the people involved. while i was writing this book, i saw a picture in a newspaper of an orthodox jew today, still waving a chicken around the head of a young girl, in the belief that the chicken would absorb her 'sins

f the prison warder consciousness, until the original meaning has been lost under an avalanche of myth and invention. so often when you investigate the origin of the foundation stories of the religions, you find the same basic themes with different names for the alleged heroes and villains. for the christian version of jesus, see also bel (sumer, dionysus (greece, mithra (persia and rome, osiris (egypt, quetzalcoatl (central and south america, krishna (india, and so on. in this way, the spiritual knowledge from which all religions originally derive, has, to a large extent, been destroyed in the public arena. this process has been essential to controlling the human race. you take information out of the public arena and pass it on secretly only to those who share your ambitions. the foundati

theme of channelled information is that there was a sort of temple in atlantis, where those considered to be trustworthy would be given knowledge that the bulk of the population did not have. when the civilisations that followed atlantis began to emerge, they, too, continued to have initiations into different levels of the knowledge. among these organisations were the mystery schools of babylon, egypt, and greece, which guarded their knowledge with enormous secrecy; the smallest violation of the oath of secrecy was punishable by death. from this foundation came today's massive secret society network. these mystery schools of initiation were inspired by the negative elements of the fourth dimension, and have been supervised by them through the consciousness of the highest initiates, the ad


DAVID ICKE CHILDREN OF THE MATRIX

s physical characteristics) and, as the ancient records confirm, it was these "royal" bloodlines, the reptilian-nordic hybrids, that were placed in the positions of ruling royal power in the thousands of years before "known" history. they were the kings and queens who claimed the "divine right" to rule because of their bloodline- the bloodline of the gods. these ancient royal lines in places like egypt, sumer, and the indus valley, had a white skin and often blue eyes, yet they were known as the dragon kings or serpent kings by those who knew the secret of their hybrid nature. lemuria was destroyed by a staggering cataclysm that struck the earth, maybe 11,500 to 12,000 years ago. atlantis went the same way, in stages, over the thousands of years that followed. the universal stories of the

rivers euphrates and tigris. sumer, according to official "history, was the start of human "civilisation, but, in fact, it was merely the re-start after the atlantis upheavals. the seeding of extraterrestrial-human bloodlines continued and so did the policy of placing the purest of these hybrids, the reptilian-nordics, into the positions of royal and administrative power over the people in sumer, egypt, babylon, the indus valley, and, as the sumer empire expanded, much further afield. similar seeding went on in other parts of the world, like the americas and china, but the middle eastern area was the most important to these extraterrestrial factions (at least at that time. these factions were dominated by the reptilian or "serpent race. over thousands of years these peoples expanded out of

urther afield. similar seeding went on in other parts of the world, like the americas and china, but the middle eastern area was the most important to these extraterrestrial factions (at least at that time. these factions were dominated by the reptilian or "serpent race. over thousands of years these peoples expanded out of the middle and near east into europe and the "royal" bloodlines of sumer, egypt, etc, became the royal and aristocratic families of britain, ireland, and the countries of mainland europe, especially france and germany. wherever they went, these "royal" lines interbred obsessively with each other through arranged marriages and secret breeding programmes. we see the same with the ruling families of today because they are seeking to perpetuate a particular genetic code, wh

as part of a long-planned agenda for the complete centralised control of the planet through a world government, central bank, currency, army, and a micro-chipped population connected to a global computer. this is the very governmental structure that is now staring us in the face. the bloodlines that control the world and our lives today are the same bloodlines that ruled lemuria, atlantis, sumer, egypt, babylon, the roman empire, and the british and european empires. they are the presidents of the united states, the prime ministers, the leading banking and business families, the media owners, and those who control the military. we have been ruled by the same interbreeding tribe of extraterrestrial or inner-terrestrial hybrids, the nefilim, for thousands of years and we are now facing a cru

nal "history" says that the "cradle" of civilisation was sumer, in the land between the rivers tigris and euphrates in what we now call iraq and once known as mesopotamia("between two rivers. the sumerian period is estimated to have spanned the millennia between 4000 and 2000bc. historians say that other, independent, civilisations of great advancement also suddenly appeared in the same period in egypt and the indus valley in what is now the indian continent. but they are wrong on both counts, i would suggest. sumer was not the start of what is called civilised society on this planet. it was the most significant one to emerge after the catastrophe that destroyed the global society of the "golden age- atlantis and lemuria, or mu. sumer was not the beginning; it was the start-over-again whic


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fromother planets, stars or dimensions, flying craft more advanced than anything flown (atleast officially) by todays military. an influx of knowledge from outside this planet oranother source would explain so many of the mysteries that official history greets with4a deafening silence. the incredible feats of building also become explainable and sodoes the mystery of why early civilisations like egypt and sumer (the land of shinar inthe bible) began at the peak of their development and then fell into decay, when thenormal course of evolution is to start at a lower level and slowly advance throughlearning and experience. there was clearly an infusion of highly advanced knowledgethat was later lost to most people. in every culture throughout the world are ancientstories and texts which desc

ry appropriately i would suggest,we get the term, hu-man. the winged-disc symbol of the sumerians, which is found allover the ancient world, was normally featured with two serpents. the symbolism of theserpent and its association with ancient gods abounds throughout the world. thereverend john bathhurst deane in his book the worship of the serpent,3 wrote..one of (the) five builders of thebes (in egypt) was named after the serpent-god of thephoenicians, ofhion. the first altar erected to cyclops at athens, was to ops, theserpent-deity. the symbolic worship of the serpent was so common in greece, that justinmartyr accuses the greeks of introducing it into the mysteries of all their gods. thechinese. are said to be superstitious in choosing a plot of ground to erect a dwellinghouse or sepulc

energy is indestructible. it can only be transmutedinto a different form. what happened to that dinosaur consciousness that dominated theearth for 150 million years? as weve seen, the earliest accounts of assyria, babylon,old testament history, china, rome, america, africa, india and elsewhere, featurestories of the dragons. the serpent symbol has also been found in ancient britain,greece, malta, egypt, new mexico, peru and all over the pacific islands. there is anunmistakable resemblance between some dinosaurs and ancient depictions of dragons.several species of small indo-malayan lizards with webbed wings look so much likedragons that they have been given the name draco after the star constellation fromwhich the reptilian hierarchy are said to originate. of even more interest to me is th

ong the martians when they came to earth. one of themain locations for the anunnaki and the martians or aryans, particularly during andafter the v enus cataclysm of around 4,800 bc, were the mountains of turkey, iran andkurdistan, and it was from here that they and their hybrids re-emerged when thewaters receded. it was they who created the instant advanced civilisations in the lowlands of sumer, egypt, babylon and the indus v alley. a particular centre for theanunnaki reptilians would seem to have been the caucasus mountains and this is anarea that will appear again and again in this story. i feel there was a major breedingprogramme in this region, probably underground, which produced a very large numberof hybrid reptile-human crossbreeds. one area of research that is highly relevant toth

nsas mr which means snake in persian.53 mars= snake? they were called the dragondynasty of media or the descendants of the dragon54. i have no doubt that the43reptilian draco interbred with humans to produce crossbreeds within the white race and,indeed, there are many people around the world today who claim to have bred withreptilians. by 2,200 bc the royal court of the dragon had been founded in egypt bythe priests of mendes and this still continues today 4,000 years later, as the imperial androyal court of the dragon sovereignty, now headquartered in britain. some peoplecall this the brother-hood of the snake. the early kings of sumer, egypt, and later,israel, were anointed at their coronation with the fat of the dragon which was the fatof the sacred crocodile. the croc was known in egyp


DAVID ICKE RELATED THE HIDDEN GEARS OF FREEMASONRY

. a new age author, peter tomkins, reports the same facts in his book "the magic of obelisks, harper and row, new york, 1982, isbn 0-06-014899-3. there is an obelisk in st. peter's bascilica as well. you'll be shocked to know that the church of god promotes celibacy while displaying a sex act right outside of st peter's bascilica. the second obelisk was brought to america in 1881 from alexandria, egypt, and was placed in central park in new york city. the third obelisk is the washington monument, built to commemorate our first president, george washington (who was a freemason. in light of the symbols which we have just studied, which have been built into the layout of government center, i believe the washington monument was constructed by masons, according to masonic tradition, as a symbol

ire human race. freemasonry is a worship of lucifer by the top 5% of all masons. you can spot evidences of satanism all over the world. there are numerous masonic/satanic symbols on this web site, all of which originate from this secret society called "the brotherhood of the serpent/snake" many call it "big brother" without even realizing its extraterrestrial origins. it was also known in ancient egypt as "the mystery schools" freemasonry is the secret organization famous for its use of christianity as a tool for control. the king james version of the bible, edited by sir francis bacon (a 33rd degree freemason, is used to create order in society through the implementation of a belief system geared towards their fascist ideologies. the chaos is carefully orchestrated to insure the passing o

agram is a powerful tool to invoke satan, and is a sign of antichrist (6 points, 6 angles, 6 planes- 666) the 5 pointed pentagrams multiplied by the 13 stars equals 65, the same cabalistic number as mentioned above. this makes one wonder with whom or what, we are to dwell in unity! the eagle replaced the phoenix in 1841 as the national bird. the phoenix has been a brotherhood symbol since ancient egypt. the phoenix was adopted by the founding fathers (freemasons) for use on the reverse of the first official seal of the united states after a design proposed by charles thompson, secretary of the continental congress. to the right of george washington's portrait on the front of the american dollar bill you will see the seal of the department of the treasury. it comprises of a key, the scales


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search for earthly paradise geoffrey ashe, new york: a john macrae book, henry holt and company, 1992 6. a quest for the beginning and the end. graham hancock, gerald hawkins, new york: a delta book, 1965. 7. divining, the primary sense. herbert weaver, routledge& kegan paul ltd, 39 store street, london wc1e 7dd, 1978. c h a p t e r 4 pyramid energy 4.1 introduction to the pyramid the pyramids in egypt are one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one left standing. there are a number of pyramids in egypt as well as in other parts of the world. most of them are step pyramids made of successive layers of some building material, usually stone. the three most well known are the three pyramids on the giza plateau just outside of cairo. of these, the great pyramid has been stud

iemans raised his hand above his head and he experienced a tingling sensation in his fingers. being of inventive nature, siemans constructed a crude leyden jar from a wine bottle and a newspaper he had with him. he wet the newspaper with some wine and wrapped it around the bottle. the makeshift leyden jar became instantly charged with electricity by just holding it over his head. during a trip to egypt in the 1980s to conduct tests at the great pyramid, joe parr took measurements with an electrostatic voltmeter while he was on the top of the pyramid. joe was able to show that the pyramid is a huge generator of electrostatic energy, generating many thousands of volts. when a meter probe was stuck out into the air flow coming off the side of the pyramid the voltmeter quickly pegged at its ma

etrahedron 5.3 the mathematics of sacred geometry 5.3.1 pi pi (n, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, is a transcendental or irrational number. this means that it is a number which cannot be defined as the ratio of two whole numbers and the resultant division is a non-terminating number. pi is approximately equal to 3.14159. pi is built into the geometry of the great pyramid in egypt with amazing accuracy and proves the builders were technologically advanced enough to signal later civilizations that advanced technologists were on the earth long ago. 5.3.2 the golden mean (phi) the golden mean or golden ratio, referred to by the greek letter phi is another transcendental or irrational number. this number was also built into the geometry of the great pyramid. the golden me

ics. donald h. menzel, dover publication, inc, 1960. 15. dashed against the rock. william j. colville, boston: colby and rich, 1894. colville was a close friend of john keely and this book is a publication of keely's secrets embedded in a metaphysical novel. 16 "mass resonance: another secret of anti-gravity. dan a. davidson and jerry decker, extraordinary science, april-may-june, 1995. chapter 9 egypt research expedition 9.1 1997 shape power research expedition to egypt from may 26 through june 6, 1997, joe parr, jerry decker, and myself will be on a research expedition in egypt to perform various experiments on-site at the great pyramid. this chapter details the background and expectations of that expedition. 9.2 egyptian expedition overview there are three main purposes for this researc

acon what the 51 hertz frequency does, when converted to an acoustic/sound signal, is intensify the opacity of the entire pyramidal forcefield. if the frequency is turned on and off, the forcefield turns on and off. when the forcefield turns off, then the energy in the forcefield collapses and initiates a pulse which is focused by the pyramid and the pulse travels down the energy conduit. for the egypt expedition, joe has built a special signal generator with an attached audio amplifier driving a low frequency hi-fi speaker. the sound generation system is further stimulated with a special coded signal. this entire setup is designed to turn the great pyramid's forcefield on and off according to a specific signal train. by turning the great pyramid's forcefield on and off, the energy in the


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to moses in a burning bush and to the israelites as a pillar of flame by night and cloud of vapor by day. it is likely that the hebrew mystical beliefs (which later formed the cabala) developed during the time the israelites lived among the egyptians. prior to the development of the cabala, the jewish religion was a fertility cult of the god adonai, or el. the israelites were syrian foreigners to egypt, osiris being the egyptian name for the syrian fertility god of the jews. a similar mystical system (to the cabala) developed in egypt centered on the god amen. followers of the egyptian god amen began to teach that there was one god, amen, and that all other gods were manifestations of this one true god. the development of monotheism and mysticism occurred simultaneously among the egyptians

o st. john the apostle and the spiritual son of aleister crowley described in the book of the law. in contrast to the church of satan s professed atheism, the temple of set embraced the literal existence of set, not as a christian devil, but as an ancient egyptian god associated with the night sky and with the expanding of consciousness. according to aquino, horus and set were the gods of ancient egypt prior to the syrian invasion. later, set was personified as evil, the enemy of osiris. one of set s titles, set-hen was adopted by the jews and became satan. by using a more ancient name for satan, the temple of set was able to escape the accusation that satanism is merely an anti-christian religion. the nine angles both before and after the schism within the church of satan, there were a nu

gainst an individual man but against an entire society. to gain the favor of the gods, these deities had to be appeased or else famine, pestilence, or war might come upon a nation and destroy it. ultimately, the priests of many of these gods decided that their particular deity was the true god, that all other gods were devils, and that the followers of other gods had to be converted or destroyed. egypt was decimated by the osirians as they attempted to eliminate the earlier religion of set. in the middle east, the hebrews went to war with the surrounding nations to annihilate them. out of the cults of baal and osirus, tammuz and dmuzi, mithra and zoroaster, arose a sacrificial-god religion which would dominate europe for centuries to come. the age of paganism had ended and the age of theoc


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the eye of ra, and brought back the eye living, healthy, sound, and with no defect in it to its owner- from the papyrus of ani here we see that set was a sorcerer god, throwing filth and then thunder clouds, he controlled the elements of earth and the air. set although being injured, arose in might again after the battle, and later reached into obscurity to appear again in other cults outside of egypt under different names, all the while possessing the essence of which he created the adversary. set opened the paths of the two eyes (the sun and the moon- from the papyrus of ani the formula mentioned in the book of the dead refers to a magical formula which held associations to set s hostility against horus, but also their connection therein. within the luciferian witch cults set represents

t anubis is very similar to the grecian hecate, as they are deific forces over both the celestial and infernal realms and like dogs, were able to see in the night. as alexander sanders wrote, the inverted triangle was the symbol of the left hand path- after the great flood, the ancient egyptians used these triangles to represent a triad of deities. the people of neph-kam, the black lands of lower egypt used the triangle of darkness, led by sethan and supported by anubis and sekhmet. alex sanders lectures magick and sorcery within egyptian cults survived long beyond the death of that culture. consider the graeco-roman period, when wax figures were implemented as focus points for various magical ceremonies. many used wax figures as performing love spells, but were also used in cursing as wel

lerthexanax, aemina. the leyden papyrus, editied by f. griffith& herb thompson as set was considered to be friendly unto the shades of the dead, there is perhaps a closer connection between him and his illegitimate son anpu (anubis) than what can be commonly realized. the belief in the spirits of the dead and the survival of the psyche after physical death was a foundation of the magic of ancient egypt. in accordance with the lore, man consisted of a physical body, a double, a shadow, a soul, a heart etc. the khu itself was the spirit of the man but the ka was considered to be the spiritual body which took nourishment from the offerings at the funeral ceremonies. the dead and such were honored among the egyptians, who regularly brought food and drinks to appease the khu into staying in its

rom her, outside that place, that no one of the immortal ones might see it, for she had created it in ignorance. and she surrounded it with a luminous cloud, and she placed a throne in the middle of the cloud that no one might see it except the holy spirit who is called the mother of the living. and she called his name yaltabaoth. the apocryphon of john the apocryphon of john, discovered in upper egypt in 1945, is perhaps one of the more significant gnostic texts which hold a hidden relation to the adversary. these early christian writings, dated roughly ad 350, were perhaps one of the most significant records of the history of gnostic records. it was written that barbelo (called sophia, a great and powerful female archon, who was considered beautiful and near perfection, desired to create


DICTIONARY GLOSSARY OF OCCULT TERMINOLOGY

water: one of the five magickal elements. it has the properties of being cool and moist. the element of the west. the elemental weapon/tool is the cup or chalice. waxing (moon: the moon from when the new moon can just be seen to the time of the full moon. western occultism: the magick of europe and english speaking nations around the world that has descended from the magick of sumeria, babylonia, egypt, greece, rome, the arabs and the jews, as well as from the indigenous european magick of ancient times. it's range is roughly coequal with that of christianity. the kabbalah is said to be the heart of modern western occultism. white magick: 1) the science and art of causing change (in reality or in consciousness) in conformity with will, using means not currently understood by traditional we


DION FORTUNE MYSTICAL QABALA

t mother, without descent; having neither beginning of days nor end of life" administers to him the first eucharistic feast of bread and wine after the battle with the kings in the valley, the sinister kings of edom "who ruled ere there was a king in israel, whose kingdoms are unbalanced force" 10. generation by generation we trace the intercourse of the princes of israel with the priest-kings of egypt. abraham and jacob went thither; joseph and moses were mystical qabala page 6 intimately associated with the court of the royal adepts. when we read of solomon sending to hiram, king of tyre, for men materials to aid in the building of the temple we know that the famous tyrian mysteries must have profoundly influenced the hebrew esotericism. when we read of daniel being educated in the palac

is that of the quakers, and i think that they would agree that their path is for the few; the catholic church combines mantra yoga with its bhakti yoga. 10. it is by means of formula that the occultist selects and concentrates the forces he wishes to work with. these formule are based upon the qabalistic tree of life, and whatever system he may be working, whether he be assuming the god-forms of egypt or evoking the inspiration of iacchus with chant and dance, he has the diagram of the tree at the back of his mind. it is in the symbolism of the tree that western initiates are drilled, and it supplies the essential ground plan of classification to which all other systems can be related. the ray upon which the western aspirant works has manifested itself-through many different cultures and

tural forces so all-important to his material well heing, thus establishing a link with them, by means of which a channel was developed whereby the forces they represented were poured into his soul, thus stimulating the corresponding factor in his own nature and thereby developing it. the operations of this worship, especially when it became highly organised and intellectualised, as in greece and egypt, built up exceedingly definite and potent images, and it is these that are generally understood as the gods. generations of worship and adoration kuild a very strong image in the astral light, and when sacrifice is added to worship, the image is brought a step farther down the planes into manifestation and acquires a form in the der:se ethers of yesod, and is a very potent magical object, ca

ep further, however, we begin to find connecting links between the ideas. 25. the moon has three goddesses assigned to her, diana, selene or luna, and hecate, the latter being the goddess of witchcraft and enchantments, and also presiding over child-birth. 26. there is also a very important moon-god, none otber than thoth himself, lord of magic. so then, when we find hecate in greece and thoth in egypt both assigned to the moon, we cannot fail to recognise the importance of the moon in matters magical. what thert is the key to the magical moon, who is sometimes a virgin goddess and sometimes a fertility godders? 27. the answer is not very far to seek. it is to be found in the rhythmical nature of the moon, and, in fact, in the rhythmical nature of sex-life in the female. there are times wh

e gulf between malkuth and yesod. there is no other method so satisfactory, for the amount of magnetism in a living being is far greater than in any metal or crystal, however precious. 46. this ancient method is also known to us under another name; it is called by moderns, mediumship. when the spirit speaks through the entranced medium, precisely the same thing is happening as happened in ancient egypt when the priest with the mask of horus spake with the voice of horus. 47. when we consider the microcosmic tree, the physical body is malkuth; the etheric double is yesod; the astromental body is hod and netzach; and the higher mind is tiphareth. whatever the higher mind can conceive can readily be brought through into manifestation in the subjective malkuth. we do better to rely upon this m


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t because the mummies and i have never struck sparks when we met in the british museum, that their reputation is groundless. at the time that tut-ankh-amen's tomb was being opened i said to myself, if the mummy's curse does not work in this case, i shall lose my faith in occultism. we all know how it has worked, even unto the third and fourth generation. no novelist, deriving his ideas of ancient egypt from an encyclopedia article on egyptology and some photographs, would have dared stretch the long arm of coincidence anything like as far. the egyptians attached great importance to the preservation of the physical body. the tombs of great men, as is well known, were protected by means of what are popularly called spells, and the power and scope of egyptian magic are things that very few pe


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an evil eye" a reference to proverbs 23:6-8, which reads "eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats; for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. the morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words" the greek poet apollonius of rhodes, who lived in alexandria, egypt, at the end of the first century, wrote of how the sorceress medea destroyed the giant talos with nothing more than the malice of her gaze "then, with incantations, she invoked the spirits of death, the swift hounds of hades who feed on souls and haunt the lower air to pounce on living men. she sank to her knees and called upon them, three times in song, three times with spoken prayers. she


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s again, and the food of the banquet failed to fill the stomachs of the guests. this explanation has always struck me as a bit flimsy. who is to say that the loaves and fishes miraculously multiplied by jesus to feed his flock (matthew 14:15-21) were any different in kind than the banquets created by faust and other famous magicians to feed their dinner guests? when the magician of the pharaoh of egypt cast down a staff before moses and transformed it into a serpent, was this really any less miraculous than the staff cast down and turned into a serpent by moses himself? if true changes of essence are the measure of a miracle, then what are we to make of the alchemical act of transforming base metals into gold? according to the view of devout christians, if the gold is genuine, the alchemis

to human beings in various ways. however, the god of the old testament was able to channel this primal source of divine energy for his own intentions, and was able to facilitate the use of this divine energy by his worshippers. skilled magicians can bypass the gods, the angels and the saints, and can access this primal creative and destructive power directly through their magic. so the priests of egypt intimated when they wrote in the hermetic books that man was above the gods, and could command the gods. every time someone works a ritual of magic successfully without relying on a prayer for aid from a particular deity or spiritual creature, the divine source is directly and independently accessed, and a miracle is produced. these miracles are usually quite small, but they are just as tran


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y of the bearer or the object impressed with the seal were confirmed. it seems to me probable that the use of sigils to identify spirits has its origins in this familiar and widespread practice. in magic, the name of a spirit embodies the identity and power of the spirit. by knowing and controlling the name, the magician is able to control the spirit. this is the basis of the god-magic of ancient egypt. the sigil is a graphic form of the name. the name is manipulated upon the living breath by means of chants, mantras, invocations, imprecations, execrations, prayers, hymns and similar vocal forms used in magic. the sigil is manipulated within the imagination by means of meditation, concentration, and creative visualization. it is important to distinguish between a number of common related t


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event the return of the spirits, the families took great care to have the body of the evil person staked to the ground in the grave. the stake was thought to pin the restless spirit into its corpse and prevent its nightly visitations. to be extra certain, the head of the corpse was cut off and its mouth stuffed with garlic. in the most ancient of all vampire legends, such as those that existed in egypt during pre-dynastic times, the vampire was a wholly physical corpse, reanimated as a punishment for its sins, that returned to its family to murder and eat the flesh of some unfortunate relative. we would probably call this most ancient species of fictional vampire a zombie or a ghoul today. it is easy to see how the stories of a completely corporeal vampire that consumes human flesh, and a


EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD PAPYRUS OF ANI MALESTROM

rangement, as well as supplementary texts which appear in the appendixes, have been, as far as possible, drawn from other contemporary papyri in the british museum. the second edition of the facsimile has been executed by mr. f. c. price. e. a. wallis budge. british museum. january 25, 1895. next: contents preface http//www.sacred-texts.com/egy/ebod/ebod01.htm [8/10/2001 11:22:25 am] sacred texts egypt index previous next contents. preface v. introduction- the versions of the book of the dead ix the legend of osiris xlviii the doctrine of eternal life lv egyptian ideas of god lxxxii the abode of the blessed ci the gods of the book of the dead cvii geographical and mythological places cxxxiii funeral ceremonies cxxxviii the papyrus of ani cxlii table of chapters cliii the hieroglyphic text

nd mythological places cxxxiii funeral ceremonies cxxxviii the papyrus of ani cxlii table of chapters cliii the hieroglyphic text of the papyrus of ani, with interlinear transliteration and word for word translation 1-242 translation 245-369 bibliography 371-377 next: the versions of the book of the dead. contents http//www.sacred-texts.com/egy/ebod/ebod02.htm [8/10/2001 11:22:27 am] sacred texts egypt index previous next introduction. the versions of the book of the dead. the four great versions of the book of the dead. the history of the great body of religious compositions which form the book of dead of the ancient egyptians may conveniently be divided into four[1] of the periods, which are represented by four versions- 1. the version which was edited by the priests of the college of an

the so-called sa te version, in which, at some period anterior probably to the xxvith dynasty, the chapters were arranged in a definite order. it is commonly written in hieroglyphics and in hieratic, and it was much used from the xxvith dynasty to the end of the ptolemaic period. early forms of the book of the dead. the book of the dead. the earliest inscribed monuments and human remains found in egypt prove that the ancient egyptians took the utmost care to preserve the bodies of their p. xi dead by various processes of embalming. the deposit of the body in the tomb was accompanied by ceremonies of a symbolic nature, in the course of which certain compositions comprising prayers, short litanies, etc, having reference to the future life, were recited or chanted by priests and relatives on

ion of ancient religious texts which have descended to us are, at present, unknown, and all working theories regarding them, however strongly supported by the versions of the book of the dead. http//www.sacred-texts.com/egy/ebod/ebod03.htm (2 of 36 [8/10/2001 11:22:54 am] apparently well-ascertained facts, must be carefully distinguished as theories only, so long as a single ancient necropolis in egypt remains unexplored and its inscriptions are untranslated. whether they were composed by the inhabitants of egypt, who recorded them in hieroglyphic characters, and who have left the monuments which are the only trustworthy sources of information on the subject, or whether they were brought into egypt by the early immigrants from the asiatic continent whence they came, or whether they represe

cide. the evidence derived from the p. xii its antiquity. enormous mass of new material which we owe to the all-important discoveries of mastaba tombs and pyramids by m. maspero, and to his publication of the early religious texts, proves beyond all doubt that the greater part of the texts comprised in the book of the dead are far older than the period of mena (menes, the first historical king of egypt.[1] certain sections indeed appear to belong to an indefinitely remote and primeval time. internal evidence of its antiquity. the earliest texts bear within themselves proofs, not only of having been composed, but also of having been revised, or edited, long before the days of king meni, and judging from many passages in the copies inscribed in hieroglyphics upon the pyramids of unas (the la


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has been spent in south america, where the chronic situation is that of revolution. for the quarter of a century following he was rarely absent from that seething continent, and in the history of the almost numberless wars his name will be found writ large. captain boynton, however, engaged in a "side issue" which must not be forgotten. it will be remembered that arabi pasha headed an uprising in egypt against foreign domination. he was defeated and made prisoner. not deeming it prudent to let him remain in egypt, where he was likely to make further trouble, england removed him to ceylon. the deposed leader had many powerful friends in alexandria, and with them captain boynton made an agreement to take the exile back to that city. if he succeeded, he was to be paid$ i 50,000. the veteran s

its new possessions it contains over a thousand powerful and artistic illustrations of the events in the marvelous history of the nations whose deeds and achievements will shine forth through all the ages yet to come. published in serial parts at 25 cents each or in bound sets of io volumes. for particulars and circulars address francis r. niglutsch, publisher 39 east nineteenth street new york. egypt greece france assyria rome russia babylonia germany spain persia austria china japan norway sweden holland belgium denmelthe emerald tablet of hermes multiple translations this page copyright 2002 blackmask online. http//www.blackmask.com history of the tablet translations from jabir ibn hayyan. another arabic version (from the german of ruska, translated by 'anonymous. twelfth century latin


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the true mystery, and of the veritable magic. abraham thereafter decided to continue his education by traveling. with his friend samuel, a bohemian by birth, he wandered through austria and hungary into greece, and next into constantinople (now istanbul, where he remained two years. abraham then traveled to arabia, in those days a renowned center of mystic learning, and afterward to palestine and egypt. in egypt he became acquainted with abra-melin, a famous egyptian philosopher, who entrusted certain documents to him and confided to him a number of invaluable secrets. abraham then left egypt for europe, where he settled eventually at wurzburg in germany, became deeply involved in research on alchemy. he married a woman who appears to have been his cousin, and had three daughters and two s

gold and silver from the native matrix. the resulting oxide was supposed to possess marvelous powers, and it was thought that there resided within it the individualities of the various metals.that in it their various substances were incorporated. this black powder was mystically identified with the underworld god osiris, and consequently was credited with magical properties. thus there grew up in egypt the belief that magical powers existed in fluxes and alloys. it is probable such a belief existed throughout europe in connection with the bronze-working castes of its several races (see shelta thari) it was probably in the byzantium of the fourth century, however, that alchemical science received embryonic form. there is little doubt that egyptian tradition, filtering through alexandrian he

however, that alchemical science received embryonic form. there is little doubt that egyptian tradition, filtering through alexandrian hellenic sources, was the foundation upon which the infant science was built, and this is borne out by the circumstance that the art was attributed to hermes trismegistus and supposed to be contained in its entirety in his works. the arabs, after their conquest of egypt in the seventh century, carried on the researches of the alexandrian school, and through their instrumentality the art was carried to morocco and in the eighth century to spain, where it flourished. during the next few centuries spain served as the repository of alchemical science, and the colleges at seville, cordova, and granada were the centers from which this science radiated throughout

he was better known as farabi, or alfarabi, from the town of his birth. though he was of turkish extraction, he desired to perfect himself in arabic, so he went to baghdad and studied the greek philosophers under abou bachar maltey. he next stayed for a time in hanan, where he learned logic from a christian physician. having far surpassed his fellow scholars, he left hanan and drifted at last to egypt. during his wanderings he came in contact with the learned philosophers of his time, and he wrote books on philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, and other sciences, acquiring proficiency in 70 languages. his treatise on music, proving the connection of sound with at- encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. alfarabi 27 mospheric vibrations and mocking the pythagorean theory of the mu

d the university of birmingham, where he earned a degree in commerce (1982) and later completed his mba at coventry university (1993. though trained as an accountant, his major interest has been the alternate view of ancient history first proposed by erich von daniken and then as developed by zecharia sitchin. he focused his own research, which he traces to the mid-1970s when he initially visited egypt, on the gods mentioned so prominently in ancient mythological writings. both von daniken and sitchin had identified these gods as extraterrestrials. alford published the fruits of his initial research in 1996, when he self-published his first book, gods of the new millennium, that generally supported sitchin s hypothesis that earth had been visited in the past by a race of people from a plan


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golden dawn. london: routledge& kegan paul, 1972. lytton, bulwar. the coming race. london: george routledge& sons, 1877. complete works. new york: thomas y. crowell, n h maa-kheru according to egyptologist gaston maspero, maa-kheru is the egyptian name of the true intonation with which the dead must recite those magic incantations that would give them power in amenti, the egyptian hades (see also egypt) mabinogion a collection of ancient welsh legends translated into english by lady charlotte guest (1812.1895) and published 1838.49. the title is the plural form of the welsh maginogi, originally indicating stories of a hero s childhood, but is here used in the wider sense of hero tale. the stories in this collection are from various manuscript sources, originally part of the oral tradition

given them great weight and influence in the state. they were in high credit at the persian gates (the oriental name given to the capital of the empire, and the abode of the prince) and they took the most active part in all the factions that encompassed the throne, or that were formed in the vicinity of the court. encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. magi 955 in greece, and even in egypt, the sacerdotal fraternities and associations of the initiated, formed by the mysteries, had in general an indirect, although not unimportant, influence on affairs of state, but in the persian monarchy they acquired a complete political ascendency. religion, philosophy, and the sciences were all in their hands. they were the universal physicians who healed the sick in body and in spirit, and

ison. these artifacts strengthen the theory that late paleolithic art had its origin in magic beliefs and practices.that hunters carved on the handles of weapons and implements, or scratched on cave walls, the images of the animals they desired to capture.sometimes with the secured cooperation of demons and sometimes with the aid of magic spells. a highly developed magic system existed in ancient egypt, as in babylonian (see semites) and other early cultures. from these cultures the medieval european system of magic is believed to have evolved. greece and rome also possessed distinct magic systems that were integrated into their religious practice and thus, like the egyptian and babylonian rituals, were preserves of the priesthood. magic in early europe was integral to the various religiou

s covered in this encyclopedia under the headings ceremonial magic and magic. the second connotation refers to stage illusionists. these represent those who have perfected acts presenting the same phenomena as those presented by mediums and psychics. it conjures up many different images in people, some that extend into the far reaches of one s imagination and experience. since the days of ancient egypt and the pharoahs, magicians have practiced the art of magic. from the prehistoric caves of europe and north america, to ancient greece and rome, to the middle ages, long before the days of vaudeville, and television, archaeological evidence and historical records show that audiences were held captive by the masters of trickery and illusion. in america, from the 19th century success of the am

r, theologian, and author of the guide for the perplexed. his theories were aristotelian and rational, but there remained in his viewpoint a touch of mysticism. he was born april 6, 1135, in cordova, southern spain, and was educated by arabic teachers. after the moorish conquest of cordova in 1148, jews left the province, and maimonides settled in fez, morroco. after five years he moved to cairo, egypt, where he became physician to saladin and married the sister of ibn mali, a royal secretary. in his famous treatise, the guide for the perplexed, he sought to harmonize rabbinical and philosophical teachings but maintained that reason must be supplemented by revelation. his treatise profoundly influenced his arabic, jewish, and christian successors. it has been suggested that maimonides was


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, v. 16, the word is tzer, which means "something transparent" and is to be compared with the similar word zer, always translated "splendour" or "light" hence they suggest that this tzer, or zer, was some form of ever burning light, or "the universal spirit fixed in a transparent body" similar to the mysterious urim and thummim. alchemy and its successor, chemistry, are said to have originated in egypt, that land of ancient marvels, and, indeed, these names are intimately related, the ancient name of egypt being chm or land of ham, from which the title chymia, in greek chemi and ges cham is derived. the learned kircher writes in a.d. 1650 that several travellers in egypt found in his time burning lamps in the tombs at memphis. numa pompilius, king of rome, who certainly experimented with t

own a wall, and disclosed an ancient tomb; on the cover stone were the letters "p.m. r.c. cum uxore" in it an earthen urn was found; when fractured, a bituminous smoke issued; in the bottom was a lamp, which went out; the fragments were still oily; this became dry after exposure.-see "lowthorp, abridgment of philos. trans" vol. iii, sec. xxxv, also no. 185, p. 227. in a certain temple of venus in egypt there hanged a lamp which neither rain nor wind could put out, says, st. augustine, in his work "de civitate dei" lib. xxi, cap. 6, and he associates its make with magic, and the devil, as indeed do all roman catholic authorities whenever they mention any of these lamps. fortunius licetus describes this lamp in his work "de reconditis lucernis antiquorum" cap. vi, and see`"isidorus, de gemmi


EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTERS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EXTRATERRESTRIALS AND OTHERWORLDY BEINGS

ce where human beings became civilized. atlantis sent its people all over the world and seeded the earth. the great gods and goddesses of the ancient world were based on the leaders and heroes of atlantis; worldwide legends of a mighty deluge owe their origins to dim memories of the catastrophe that overwhelmed atlantis. the historical civilization influenced most directly by atlantis was ancient egypt. these re velations sparked international i n t e rest, and do n n e l l y s book went thro u g h many printings. for a time even some re putable scientists we re willing to consider the possibility that the legend was true, after all. indeed, donnelly was elected to the american association for the ad vancement of science. be f o re long, howe ve r, as critics exposed the book s errors, exa

them to suspect a hoax. after being held overnight in jail, schmidt was examined by two psychiatrists and pronounced mentally ill. he spent a few days in the hastings state hospital before being released. thereafter, he pursued a career on the contactee scene, claiming further contacts with mr. x and his associates, who he learned were from saturn. his space friends flew him around the world, to egypt, to the antarctic, and elsewhere. it all ended, however, after he told a california widow that from a spaceship he had seen quartz crystals with healing powers and persuaded her to invest in a worthless mining venture. at a trial in oakland in october 1961, a young astronomer named carl sagan assured the jury that human life could not exist on saturn. schmidt received a oneto ten-year senten

ants include guardian angels known as ashars who sail the universe in etheric ships. when flying saucers came on the scene and the contactee movement followed in their wake, martin followed developments with interest. in the meantime, charles and lillian laughead (pronounced law-head) were doing the same. their own odyssey had begun in 1946, when the couple were protestant medical missionaries in egypt and lillian started suffering seemingly untreatable nightmares and fears. seeking relief, the couple turned to occultism. on their return to the united states in 1949, dr. laughead took up a staff position at the michigan state college hospital in east lansing. he and his wife continued their mystical studies, incorporating flying saucers into their newfound faith. in early 1953, on a trip t


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eck awry. don t force yourself to stay! go, leave this place, greet yonder many a charming face. the lamiae, wanton wenches, you ll find there, their foreheads brazen, faces smiling, as when the satyrs they re beguiling. there all things may a goat s-foot dare. mephistopheles you ll stay here and i ll find you here again? sphinxes yes! go and mingle with the airy train. we long ago are wont, from egypt coming here, to sit enthroned to the thousandth year. respect to our position you must pay. thus rule we lunar, rule we solar day. at the pyramids our station, we look on the doom of races, war and peace and inundation, with eternal changeless faces. by the lower peneus peneus surrounded by waters and nymphs. peneus wake and stir, ye whispering bushes, softly breathe, ye reeds and rushes, ru

slavery. helena at once he did install thee here as stewardess, entrusting much, castle and treasure boldly won. phorkyas which thou forsookst, turning to ilion s tower-girt town, lured by the joys of love, the inexhaustible. helena remind me not of joyance! an infinity of all too bitter woe perfused by breast and brain. phorkyas yet men say thou appeardst a phantom duplicate, in ilion beheld, in egypt too wert seen. helena confuse not wholly my distraught and clouded mind. here even, who i am indeed, i do not know. phorkyas and, then, they say: from out the hollow realm of shades achilles, fired by passion, joined himself to thee! who earlier loved thee spite of all decrees of fate. helena to him the phantom i a phantom bound myself it was a dream, indeed the words themselves say so. i va


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or ostara, the pagan goddess of spring. 17 dimont, max. jews, god, and history, simon and schuster, new york p. 205, 1962. 18 peshitta, matthew 5:17-18. 19 eisenman, robert. james the brother of jesus, penguin, new york 1997. 20 gospel of thomas, translated by thomas hickey, esoterica, iowa city, 1992. the gospel of thomas was discovered in the coptic gnostic library found at nag hammadi in upper egypt. 21 among influential works that contributed to the proliferation of the spelling cabala was georg von welling s opus mago-cabbalisticum, which appeared in 1735. 22 knorr von rosenroth, christian. kabbala denudata, 1684. this notable book contained latin translations of key sections of the zohar and sizable excerpts of lurianic material. 23 surah 20:9-39. 24 surah 2:115. 25 shah, indries. th


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egyptian god, thoth, the scribe of the gods and the divinity of wisdom, was identified by the greeks with their hermes and sometimes given the epithet of "thrice great".1 the latins took over this identification of hermes or mercurius with thoth, and cicero in his de natura deorum explains that there were really five mercuries, the fifth being he who killed argus and consequently fled in exile to egypt where he "gave the egyptians their laws and letters" and took the egyptian name of theuth or thoth.2 a large literature in greek developed under the name of hermes trismegistus, concerned with astrology and the occult sciences, with the secret virtues of plants and stones and the sympathetic magic based on knowledge of such virtues, with the making of talismans for drawing down the powers of

aintance with oriental cults. above all, it was the egyptians who were revered in this age. egyptian temples were still functioning, and devout seekers after religious truth and revelation in the graeco-roman world would make pilgrimages to some remotely situated egyptian temple and pass the night in its vicinity in the hope of receiving some vision of divine mysteries in dreams.3 the belief that egypt was the original home of all knowledge, that the great greek philosophers had visited it and conversed with egyptian priests, had long been current, and, in the mood of the second century, the ancient and mysterious religion of egypt, the supposed profound knowledge of its priests, their ascetic way of fife, the religious magic which they were thought to perform in the subterranean chambers

whole of the universe will be despised and no longer cherished, this incomparable work of god, glorious construction, all-good creation made up of an infinite diversity of forms, instrument of the will of god who, without envy, lavishes his favour upon his work, in which is assembled in one all, in a harmonious diversity, all that can be seen which is worthy of reverence, praise and love."1 thus egypt, and its magical religion, becomes identified with the hermetic religion of the world. so we can understand how the content of the hermetic writings fostered the illusion of the renaissance magus that he had in them a mysterious and precious account of most ancient egyptian wisdom, philosophy, and magic. hermes trismegistus, a mythical name associated with a certain class of gnostic philosop

r daemones held by apuleius of madaura.4 apuleius of madaura is a striking example of one of those men, highly educated in the general culture of the graeco-roman world who, weary of the stale teachings of the schools, sought for salvation in the occult, and particularly in the egyptian type of the occult. born circa a.d. 123, apuleius was educated at carthage and at athens and later travelled to egypt where he became involved in a lawsuit in which he was accused of magic. he is famous for his wonderful novel, popularly known as the golden ass= the hero of which is transformed by witches into an ass, and after many sufferings in his animal form, is transformed back into human shape after an ecstatic vision of the goddess isis, which comes to him on a lonely seashore whither he has wandered

ified him not as god, nor were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was full of darkness' yet, continues augustine "this hermes says much of god according to the truth, though in his admiration for the egyptian idolatry he was blind, and his prophecy of its passing he had from the devil. in contrast, he quotes a true prophet, like isaiah, who said "the idols of egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of egypt shall melt in the midst of her."2 augustine says nothing whatever about hermes' mention of the 1 de civ. dei, viii, xxiii, quoted in the english translation by john healey. the quotation is from romans, i, xxi. 2 isaiah, xix, i. 10 hermes trismegistus "son of god, and his whole treatment of the subject is perhaps, in part, a reply to lac


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ommunicated the text known as the book of the law to aleister crowley in cairo, 1904, thus inaugurating the present aeon of horus. crowley describes aiwaz as, a tall dark man in his thirties, with the face of a savage king, and eyes veiled lest their gaze should destroy what they saw. according to grant, the cult of aiwaz can be traced to a period that inspired the age-long draconian tradition of egypt, which lingered on into the dark dynasties, the monuments of which were laid waste by opponents of the elder cult. it is interesting to note that lovecraft himself specifically linked the worship of nyarlathotep to pre-dynastic egypt, in the eponymously titled prose poem. the elemental aspect of nyarlathotep is aether, the communicating medium of interstellar space (or in lovecraft s termino


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pineal gland in the brain, gives to man a third eye as it were wherewith to see in the spiritual worlds. when this serpentine spirit fire has been sufficiently evolved, he may read by its light the wisdom of the ages. therefore christ exhorted his disciples to be wise as serpents. the egyptian word naja, which means serpent, is used at least once in the hebrew bible in the 58th psalm. in ancient egypt the pharaohs were kings and priests, holding a double office, and they therefore wore a double crown with a uraeus or serpent head so placed that when wearing this crown the uraeus seemed to protrude from the emperor's forehead between the eyebrows. the serpentine uraeus was therefore an apt symbol of the wisdom of the wearer. it will be remembered that according to the bible story the lucif

ossess. and the latin catholic version of the new testament (luke, chapter vii, verses 11 to 15) speaks of the person raised by christ as the widow's son of nain. as the serpent is not fully unfolded until the ninth arch of the lesser mysteries has been passed and the candidates become aspirants to the greater mysteries, and further because the lodge of phree messen (children of light) of ancient egypt are now transferred to the various branches of the anglo-saxon race, where the sound nain means "nine" the original word has been corrupted to mislead all not entitled to the knowledge. but all things change on this terrestrial sphere, and this applies also to the methods of initiation and the requirements thereof. hiram abiff failed in his great effort to make the molten sea at the time whe


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, but who had not the power within; therefore hiram abiff could not initiate them, and as they were unable to see that the lack was in themselves, they felt provoked at hiram, as over-ambitious candidates of today feel slighted and stamp a spiritual teacher a fraud who is unable to give them immediate illumination and induction into the invisible, while they are still eating of the "flesh-pots of egypt" and unwilling to sacrifice themselves upon the altar of self-denial. the dissatisfied among hiram's men entered into a conspiracy to spoil his great masterpiece, the molten sea. part iv casting the molten sea as the spiritual gifts of the sons of seth flowered in solomon, the wisest of men, and enabled him to conceive and design a marvelous temple, according to the plan of his creator, jeho

tablished upon better promises; for if the first covenant had been perfect then there should be no place for a second. but finding fault with the old he saith 'behold the days come when i will make a new covenant with the house of israel and with the house of judah, not according to the covenant that i made with their fathers in the day when i took them by the hand and led them out of the land of egypt, because they continued not in my covenant, and i regarded them not 'saith the lord* for this is the covenant that i will make to the house of israel after those days, saith the lord 'i will put my laws into their minds and write them in their hearts, and i will be to them a god and they shall be to me a people and they shall not teach every man his neighbor and every man his brother saying


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aling with a highly advanced people. a people who have had a lot of practice in their art of deceit. from the table of coincidence page in the masonic rituals section you were made aware that individuals within the u.s government and nasa have been staging major worldly events which coincide with 19.5/33 degrees from the perspective of that particular event. this again is taceable back to ancient egypt. since blavatsky mentioned another of the infernal names, typhon, and has identified him as the egyptian satan, let us review albert pike once again, as we discover that freemasonry reveres typhon as well. typhon "osiris was the son of helios (phra) the 'divine offspring congenerate with the dawn' and at the same time an incarnation of kneph or agathodaemon, the good spirit, including all hi

pare them with known satanic symbols so you can easily see from whence freemasonry receives her "supernatural insights" and her "spiritual light" the double-headed eagle the double-headed eagle is probably the most easily recognizable masonic symbol in the world, even more important than the square and compass/rule. they look like two eagles, but they are not. they are the phoenix bird of ancient egypt. remember that the brotherhood was known in ancient egypt as "the mystery schools" the current presidential seal has an eagle in it. the eagle replaced the phoenix(the original national bird) in 1841 as the national bird. the phoenix has been a brotherhood symbol since ancient egypt. the phoenix was adopted by the founding fathers for use on the reverse of the first official seal of the unit

ven in the form of a morning star, like lucifer, after his fire-immolation of death and rebirth" wow! in one sweet, short, and simple sentence, we have conclusive proof that the phoenix bird is a symbol of lucifer! listen now to the testimony of another former witch, william schnoebelen, in his book, satan's door revisited, p. 4 "the phoenix, of bunnu is believed to be a divine bird going back to egypt. this phoenix destroys itself in flames and then rises from the ashes. most occultists believe that the phoenix is a symbol of lucifer who was cast down in flames and who. will one day rise triumphant. this [belief] also relates to the raising of hiram abiff, the masonic 'christ" to prevent most people from associating the masonic eagle with the ancient phoenix, freemasons changed the phoeni

hom the term 'phoenix' was applied, and their symbol was the mysterious two-headed bird, now called an eagle, a familiar and little understood masonic emblem [p. 108; emphasis added] albert pike, in magnum opus, writes. the eagle was the living symbol of egyptian god mendes. and the representative of the sun [p. xviii] in one sentence, we see the admission that the phoenix bird of ancient satanic egypt was changed into the masonic eagle and then pike admits that the eagle is the symbol of the sun god and of the god of mendes, both symbols being common satanic symbols of satan/lucifer! remember also the satanic meaning of the phrase depicted below the eagle the two eagles "deus meumque jus" as explained in part 1 this is a typical satanic latin phrase, meaning. masons are saying that they a

reation of the universe. freemasonry idolizes the druids. pike not only mentions the druids in this sentence, but other masonic authors are even bolder in their admission that freemasonry venerates them because their mysteries' religion is identical to the druids. our mode of teaching the principles of our profession [masonry] is derived from the druids. and our chief emblems originally came from egypt [william hutchinson, mason, the spirit of masonry, revised by george oliver, new york, bell publishing, originally published in 1775, p. 195] another masonic writer (albert churchward, states that masons are "our present druids [albert churchward, signs and symbols of primordial man: the evolution of religious doctrine from the eschatology of the ancient egyptians, london, england, george al


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ical ordeal. 68 the fourth dimension. 69 chapter vii 72 the anatomy of illuminism 72 llluminism. 72 illuminism and revolution. 73 the fourth-dimensional state. 74 the great omission. 79 the mystic way. 81 hebrew alphabet and correspondences 83 glossary of hebrew words and names 84 secret wisdom of the qabalah page 5 list of illustrations plates plate i the caduceus of hermes 18 the winged wand of egypt 19 ii the tree of life 25 iii the chaldean and hebrew cosmos 27 iv the four planes of the tree of life. 31 the three pillars of the tree of life. 33 v the zodiac 2 vii the brazen serpent 44 diagrams diagram 1. the divine man 20 2. the qabalistic chalice 35 3. the flaming sword 45 4. the good and evil pentagrams 53 5. the fourth dimension 75 6. the fourth dimension shown qabalistically 76 sec

firmly established, and it is not a mere coincidence that the hebrew word sod, which means gmystery h or gsecrets h, has the same numerical value, namely 70, as the hebrew word which represents gwine h; for mystery can intoxicate as well as refresh. the mysteries of the early hebrews were closely guarded by the sons of the doctrine, and it would appear that many of their secrets were derived from egypt and later on from babylonia. we are told that moses was learned in all the wisdom of the egyptians2 and that in the first four books of the pentateuch he has esoterically laid down the principles of the secret doctrine. he initiated seventy elders into the mysteries,3 which they transmitted from mouth to ear. generally speaking, the initiates led an ascetic life in order to separate themselv

of angels, who formed a theosophic school in paradise. after the fall the angels most graciously communicated this heavenly doctrine to the disobedient child of earth, to furnish the protoplasts with the means of returning to their pristine nobility and felicity. from adam it passed secret wisdom of the qabalah page 10 over to noah, and then to abraham, the friend of god, who emigrated with it to egypt, where the patriarch allowed a portion of this mysterious doctrine to ooze out. it was in this way that the egyptians obtained some knowledge of it, and the other eastern nations could introduce it into their philosophical systems. moses, who was learned in all the wisdom of egypt, was first initiated into it in the land of his birth, but became most proficient in it during his wanderings in

ging to their sect and the names of the angels or the mysteries connected with the tetragrammaton and the other names of god and the angels, comprised in the theosophy as well as with the cosmogony which also played so important a part among the jewish mystics and the kabbalists. 11 but long before the essenes existed lived the qabalah. aryan and chaldean esoteric doctrines percolated into it. in egypt, the mysteries of the sun god, the moon goddess, of osiris and isis, impinged upon it. assyria and babylon gave it much, and not a little may be traced to the vedas, the upanishads, the bhagavad-gita, and the vedantas, and much of the practical qabalah to the tantras more especially. historically, the main point of interest is that the qabalist is an inveterate plagiarist; he never hesitates

termediary, and seb, the earth.14 in india, the same idea is fully set forth in the esoteric books of the vedas, called the upanishads. it is the supreme ideal brahm which is the only true. it manifests itself first in brama, vishnu and siva, past, present and future time, and through these in the visible, the last being maya, or illusion. the temples of most of the archaic peoples of asia and of egypt were intended to be visible copies of the heavenly temple, the starry firmament called templum, and the same idea is visible in those of the hebrews. philo and josephus represent the temples of the israelites, as typical of the visible universe, and this was based on the invisible universe. 15 amongst the mohammedans we find the same idea: the first thing god created was a pen. indeed the wh


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d to the same conclusions. one day it is a discovery of cinerary vases, the next, it is etymological research; yet again it is ethnological investigation, and the day after, it is the publication of unsuspected tales from the norse; but all go to heap up proof of our consanguinity with the peoples of history--and of an original general belief, we might add" that the religious systems of india and egypt were originally the same, there can be at the present time no reasonable doubt. the fact noted by various writers, of the british sepoys, who, on their overland route from india, upon beholding the ruins of dendera, prostrated themselves before the remains of the ancient temples and offered adoration to them, proves the identity of indian and egyptian deities. these foreign devotees, being a

aving had a common origin. barbarism itself has not been able to efface the strong primeval impression. vestiges of the ancient general system may be traced in the recently discovered islands in the pacific ocean; and, when the american world was first opened to the hardy adventurers of europe, its inhabitants from north to south venerated, with kindred ceremonies and kindred notions, the gods of egypt and hindostan, of greece and italy, of phoenicia and britain"[1 [1] pagan idolatry, book i, ch. i "though each religion has its own peculiar growth, the seed from which they spring is everywhere the same"[2 [2] max muller, origin and growth of religion, p. 48. the question as to whether the identity of conception and the similarity in detail observed in religious rites, ceremonies, and symbo

although the christbaum of the germans, the yggdrasill of the scandinavians, and the christmas tree of the english speaking nations are still regarded as belonging exclusively to christianity, their birthplace was the far east, and their origin long anterior to our present era. this subject will be referred to later in these pages. the palm, which in course of time became the most sacred tree of egypt, is said to have put forth a shoot every month during the year. at christmas tide, or at the winter solstice, a branch from this tree was used as a symbol of the renewal of time or of the birth of the new year. on the zodiac of dendera, preserved in the national library at paris, are two trees, the one representing the east, or india and china, the other, the west, or egypt. the former of th

nary as the "generator and nourisher of all things, the ruler of the world" it is thought, however, that neither of these nations worshipped the corporeal sun. it was the "centre or body from which the pervading spirit, the original producer of order, fertility, and organization, continued to emanate to preserve the mighty structure which it had formed" it is evident that at an early age, both in egypt and in india, spiritualized conceptions of sun-worship had already been formed. we have seen that netpe, the goddess of light, or heavenly wisdom, conferred spiritual life on all who would accept it. the great mother of the gods in india was not only the source whence all blessings flow, but she was the beginning and the end of all things. of "aditi, the boundless, the yonder, the beyond all

ses of the chinese is a tablet to which they pay their devotion. on this tablet is the name of the "high, celestial, and supreme god" the principal word which this tablet contains is "tien" of this chinese deity barlow says "the chinese recognize in tienhow, the queen of heaven nursing her infant son. connected with this figure is a lotus bud, symbol of the new birth. originally in chaldea and in egypt, only one supreme god was worshipped. this deity was figured by a mother and her child, as was the great chinese god. it comprehended the universe and all the attributes of the deity. it was worshipped thousands of years prior to the birth of mary, the mother of christ, and representations of it are still extant, not only in oriental lands, but in many countries of europe. within the oldest


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and stimulated theologians, occultists, and satirists to write innumerable attacks upon, and defences of, the putative rosicrucians. as for the myth itself, it concerned the life andworkof one christian rosencreutz, a mystic and adept of the fifteenth centurywhofounded, it wasclaimed;a secret fraternitywiththe aimofpropagating the esoteric wisdom he had acquired during his travels in theholyland, egypt, andnorthajrica. in addition to their esoteric studies, the members of his fraternity sought for spiritual development and 'practised acts ofbenevolencev-especially the healing of the sick. after the deathofchristian rosencreutz, in 1484, his body was embalmed and sealedwithinaseven-sided vault, the locationofwhich remained106 a. e.waite-magicianofmany parts _secret for 120 years until 1604


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n rosenkreuz, the founder of the rosicrucian fraternity, was born in1378,of a noble family, and received his education in a cloister. a certain monk, p.a.l, took him as a companion on a journey to the holy land; they reached cyprus, and there p.a.l. died. christian rosenkreuz, however, went on alone to damascus, and to the sanctuary ofmountcarmel where he studied with the wise men, from thence to egypt, to fez and then to spain, learning in all countries thefoundationdoctrinesoftheir religion and philosophy, and their artsofmedicine; and he at last settled down in south germany about the year1413.after several years spent in the studyofthe knowledge and arts so collected, c.r. chose three companions, fratres g.v, la (who, it was noted, was not a german) and1.0.,and instructed them fully in

: taverner opened his suitcase and took out the most wonderful robes i have ever. seen in my life. stiff with embroidery and heavy with bullion, the great cope looked like the mines of ophir in the shaded light of that sombre room, taverner put;.ton over an emerald green soutane and i fastened the jewelled clasp upon his breast.thenhe handed to me, for he couldnotraise his arms, the head-dress of egypt, and i placed it on his head. i have never seen such a sight.thegaunt lineamentsoftaverner framed in the egyptian drapery, his tall figure made gigantic by the cope, and the jewelledankh in his hand..made a picture which i shall remember to my dying day."thisis virtually apictureofmathersandhismanneris as autocratic asthatofmatherswhenheaddressesthelodge,"thenameofthecouncilofsevenhasbeeninv

ancient wisdom than from any other source, for it must be borne in mind that the hebrews were taught at one time by the egyptians, and at a later date by the chaldean sages of babylon.itis a very curious fact that the classical nations, the greek and the roman, have handed down to usbutslight glimpses of the ancient magic, and this is the more notable because greece succeeded to the mastership of egypt and rome to the empire both of the greeks and of the jews. greece indeed succeeded to a shareofthe mysteries of the egyptians, for the eleusinian mysteries were copies of those more ancient and solemn ceremonies oflsis, osiris and serapis, but they lacked the true magic of egypt, and further the classics retain but faint glimpses of even the eleusinian secrets. and these glimpses serve only


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ian1.christian rosenkreuz and the rosicruciansthe rosicrucians of medieval germany formed a group of mystic philosophers, assembling, studying and teaching in private the esoteric doctrines of religion, philosophy and occult science, which their founder, christian rosenkreuz, had learned from the arabian sages, who were in their turn the inheritors of the culture of alexandria. this great city of egypt, a chief emporium of commerce and a centre of intellectual learning, flourished before the rise of the imperial power of rome, falling at length before the martial prowess of the romans, who, having conquered, took great pains to destroy the arts and sciences of the egypt they had overrun and subdued; for they seem to have had a wholesome fear of the magical arts, which, as tradition had inf

romans, who, having conquered, took great pains to destroy the arts and sciences of the egypt they had overrun and subdued; for they seem to have had a wholesome fear of the magical arts, which, as tradition had informed them, flourished in the nile valley; which same tradition is also familiar to english people through our acquaintance with the book of genesis, whose reputed author was taught in egypt all the science and arts he possessed, even as the bible itself tells us, although the orthodox are apt to slur over this assertion of the old testament narrative.ourpresent world has taken almost no notice of the rosicrucian philosophy, nor until the last twenty years of any mysticism, and when it does condescend to stoop from its utilitarian and money-makingoccupations,itis only to condemn

believe,andbelieving understand. may we not then observe a parallel between the promul255 gation of the doctrines of christian rosenkreuz and the establishment of the theosophical society andh.p.b.'sinner group of students? in each case the instruction in mystic philosophy came from the east: in the former case from asia minor, arabia, africa, and notably fez; in the latter from india, tibet, and egypt. in each case the inspiration and actual founding of the order is really due to one alone: in the former case by aman,in the latter by a woman. in each case the order appears to have been founded in the closing quarter of a century.christian rosenkreuz27in each case the initiator laid some part of his or her store of learning before the world, and in each case the learning wasu'iaughingmatte

osenkreuz, the founder of the rosicrucian fraternity, was born in 1378, of a noble family, and received his education in a cloister. a certain monk,p.a.l.,took him as a companion on a journey to the holy land; they reached cyprus, and there p.a.l. died. christian rosenkreuz, however, went on alone to damascus, and to the sanctuary of mount carmel where he studied with the wise men, from thence to egypt, to fez and then to spain, learning in all countries the doctrines of their religion and philosophy, and their arts of medicine; and he at last settled down in south germany about the year 1413. after several years spent in the study of the knowledge and arts so collected, c.r. chose three companions, fratres g.v, la (who it was noted was not a german) and1.0.,and instructed them fully in th

the hermetists of alexandria, of the jewish kabalists and of christian kabalists such as raymond lully and pic de mirandola.therosicrucians, past and present 41the honoured founder of our society- christian255 rosenkreuz- did not invent, at least in our modern sense of the word, the doctrines he promulgated, and which we should now study.itis narrated that he journeyed to arabia, to palestine, to egypt and to spain, and in the seats of learning in those countries he found and collected the mystic lore, which was made anew by him into a code of doctrine and knowledge. on his return from these foreign travels he settled in germany, founded a collegium, selected certain friends and transformed them into enthusiastic pupils, and giving his new society his own name, he laid the foundation of th


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these ate the two signs of the. equinoxes..thesubstitutionofthetwotribes ofephraimandmanasseh for the single one of joseph is given in genesisxlviii,where jacob blessedthemprior to the general blessing ofthetribes,statingatthesametimethatephraim,thoughtheyounger, shouldtakeprecedence over manassah:'andjaeobsaiduntojoseph..225andnowthytwosons,ephraimand manasseh, which werebornuntotheeintheland of egypt- beforelearneuntotheeinegypt,aremine;as reubenandsimeon they. shall be mine.andthy issuewhichthou begettest afterthemshallbe thineandshall be called afterthename of theirbrethrenin their inheritance. moreover 1 have givenuntothee.oneportionabovethybrethren'(thatis, hymakinghimtheancestor oftwotribes instead of one .letusnownotice the blessings of jacobandmoses, and comparethemwiththe signsof

edtothe cards had seemed merely empiric, and founded on no system, as indeed are the meanings ascribed to cards by the ordinary type of fortune-teller today. more doubtful were mrs emery's sugges255 tions of egyptian correspondences. she was a diligent student of egyptology, though perhaps not quite as much of an authority as her friends claimed, and with natural enthusiasm was apt to see ancient egypt everywhere.124 the sorcerer and his apprenticeanother unexpected gleam of light came to me from a friend of the late charles godfrey leland, who told me that leland had some special knowledge of a peculiar system of gipsy cartomancy, which for reasons known to himself he was not at liberty to divulge, and of a special pack of cards used by them.thefriend who told me this had never seen the c

lving the two mysteries of the origin of the tarot cards, and the origin of the gipsies, and either proving or disproving their alleged connection.[reprinted from theoccultreview, vol.xxix,no.2(february 1919, pp. 90-8.]14.an egyptian ritual against apophiandits relation to modern witchcraftsome years ago a learned and famous egyptologist said to me that the most striking characteristic of ancient egypt was its modernity. the whole life of the people, their ideas, their social and domestic customs, the very children's toys, seemed more familiar to us than, say, the tudor period in our own country. and this is notably the case with their occultism, with only this exception, that with them it was far more precise and scientific than it ever was in this country, or in modern times, and for tha

al and domestic customs, the very children's toys, seemed more familiar to us than, say, the tudor period in our own country. and this is notably the case with their occultism, with only this exception, that with them it was far more precise and scientific than it ever was in this country, or in modern times, and for that reason intensely valuable to the student of today. the kings and priests of egypt were the elect of those who had studied with success in the 'school of wisdom, a philosophical aristocracy, chosen because they were not only wise, but could use their wisdom. the staff of the king-initiate was of so mighty a potency that, with it in his hand, the leader of armies was as mighty as pharaoh himself.drwynn westcott writes:'instudying egyptian magic one has at once a thoroughly

f the upper and under worlds is mapped out' wherever, therefore, we can find an egyptian prototype of modern witchcraft formulae, we are likely to find in the former a complete and reasoned scientific system, of which the latter give only vague and halting traces, much corrupted by oral transmission from the ignorant to the more ignorant. the130thesorcererand his apprenticeroot-formula of ancient egypt was that the evolution of what is materialfollowsthe type and symbol of the emanation of the spiritual; that spirit and matter are opposite faces of the same mystery. hence we have an elaborate system of correspond255 ences, according to which the. conceptions of the mind, the words of the mouth, and the functions of the body possess analogiesfrom which a complete system of the rules of life


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related issues, which are very useful and a pleasure to read. in them, one will not find, as in some other books, the personal views of the author, explanations based on dubious sources, styles unobservant of the respect and reverence due to sacred subjects, or hopeless, doubt-creating, and pessimistic accounts that create deviations in the heart. j introduction..8 i. from the templars to ancient egypt..10 ii. the inside story on the kabbalah..34 iii. humanism revisited..52 iv. materialism revisited..80 v. the theory of evolution revisited..118 vi. the masonic war against religion..155 conclusion..185 notes..188 contents reemasonry is a subject that has attracted much discussion for several centuries. some have accused masonry of fantastic crimes and misdeeds. instead of trying to understa

k will be a means whereby many, including masons, will be able to look at the world with better awareness. after reading this book, the reader will be able to consider many subjects, from schools of philosophy to newspaper headlines, rock songs to political ideologies, with a deeper understanding, and better discern the meaning and aims behind events and factors. dc -ifrom the templars to ancient egypt the crusaders he common perception of the majority of historians of freemasonry is that the origin of the organization goes back to the crusades. in fact, though masonry was only officially established and recognized in england in the early eighteenth century, the roots of the organization do reach back to the crusades in the twelfth century. at the center of this familiar tale is an order o

ary aggression. the founder of the crusades was pope urban ii. he summoned the council of clermont, in 1095, in which the former pacifist doctrine of the christians was abandoned. a holy war was called for, with the intent to wrest the holy lands from the hands of the muslims. following the council, a huge army of crusaders was formed, composed both of professional dd from the templars to ancient egypt the roots of masonry date back to the crusades against muslims initiated by pope urban ii soldiers, and tens of thousands of ordinary people. historians believe urban ii's venture was prompted by his desire to thwart the candidacy of a rival to the papacy. furthermore, while european kings, princes, aristocrats and others greeted the pope's call with excitement, their intentions were basical

the alike of which had never existed before. members of these orders came from europe to palestine, and lived in a type of monastery where they received military training to fight against muslims. one of these orders, in particular, was different from the others. it underwent a transformation that would influence the course of history. this order was the templars. df from the templars to ancient egypt the crusaders wreaked havoc in jerusalem. the mediaeval engraving shown above depicts certain scenes of the horror. the templars the templars, or, their full name, the poor fellow-soldiers of jesus christ and the temple of solomon, was formed in 1118, that is, 20 years after the crusaders took jerusalem. the founders of the order were two french knights, hugh de payens and godfrey de st. ome

the charges. but, this manner of interpretation fails in several aspects. nesta h. webster, the famous british historian with a great deal of knowledge on occult history, analyzes these aspects in her book, secret societies and subversive movements. according to webster, the tendency to absolve the templars of the heresies they confessed to during the trial period dh from the templars to ancient egypt is unjustified. first, during the interrogations, despite the standard claim, not all the templars were tortured; moreover, do the confessions of the knights appear to be the outcome of pure imagination such as men under the influence of torture might devise? it is certainly difficult to believe that the accounts of the ceremony of initiation given in detail by men in different countries, al


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and expand their understanding through considering the many descriptions of these forms. the gnostic handbook page 36 the seven spirits according to the gnostic traditions the triune principle manifests through a series of seven logii or in more traditional language archangels or spirits. these forms can be expressed in many different ways, the most traditional is to know them as aeons, while in egypt they would have been called sacred principles or neters. in the zoroastrian tradition they are known as the holy spirits (spenta amesha (these are akin to the seven spirits before the throne in the book of revelation. this links interestingly with some western traditions, which see the seven spirits before the throne (revelation 4:5) as seven phases of the holy ghost. these aeons or spirits

vidence that it was known far earlier to the mayans and egyptians. this cycle is the basis of many different systems of mythology, de santillana and von dechend argue in hamlets mill that the great year may indeed be the basis for most cosmological systems. the gnostic tradition suggests that this great cycle was known to the atlanteans and was encoded into the rituals and architecture of ancient egypt. accordingly, the role of the pharaoh and later the priesthood had a special significance in relation to the unfolding of the great year. the egyptian star gnosis and the rite of rebirth the central focus of egyptian ritualism was the great pyramid, it was connected to the sphinx and operated as a initiatory structure. the pyramid was identified with the sanctuary of the sun and embodied ra

e planets and zodiac using passwords, gestures and codes, only after successfully passing the spheres could he then navigate through the great barrier and enter the pleroma. this ritual form was connected to the egyptian astro-gnosis and involved the pharaoh becoming the mediator for his people. in chapter six: the gnostic concept of time ii the gnostic handbook page 64 this role he also prepared egypt for the change which took place at the equinox of the gods, when one astrological sign gave way to another. for 180 years before this event the pharaoh and priesthood would work creating new symbols, mythologies and astral vessels so that the incoming energy could be utilized for the benefit of egypt. as time progressed the egyptian star-gnosis, the divine rite of rebirth and the secret of p

ggered a wide range of spiritual manifestations. it would be possible to link zoroaster, gautama buddha and jesus/james all into the nexus of the movement from aries to pisces. indeed the imagery of pisces as the fish has much in common with jesus and early christianity. in egyptian mythology horus is also sometimes seen as the fisherman. there are many ways to image the astrological ages, in one egypt tradition isis is related to taurus, osiris to aries, horus to pisces and maat to aquarius. the start of the pyramid age was linked to leo and many believe that the sphinx was carefully ligned to the image of leo at the horizon, while it forms embodied the priestess of virgo and the form of the lion as it represented the change from one astrological age to the next (virgo to leo. heraldic cy

age of temple equipment and for other secondary purposes. finally, there was the sanctuary, which was a dark room containing the shrine, where the figure of the neter was placed. the sancthe gnostic handbook page 66 tuary s doors were shut and sealed all year long and were open only for the great festivals. the sanctuary was called the great seat. historical deception: the untold story of ancient egypt moustafa gadalla bastet publishing, 1996. the temple symbolized the fourfold process which took place both within the heavens and the activity taken by the priesthood in their ritual activities. it has a specific application within our description of the process of cosmic mediation in the heraldic cycle. if you telescope the imagery you could image a high priest moving through the stages of


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e, space and cultural forms, they were linked together by a common wisdom, a nexus which spans time and space to form a lineage of oral and written teaching which continue to this day. in the earliest stages of man s present cycle we find records of this tradition in images drawn on cave walls, strange statues, enigmatic diagrams and glyphs too distant to mean much to us now. it is really only in egypt that we start to find the first records of a fully developed esoteric system, one which i may add, still seems unique in its beauty and complexity. the school of egypt in some sense forms the first link in a chain which spans history, it can be linked to the early esoteric traditions of the aryans, the tantric schools of tartary, the fire priests of zoroaster and the mystery cults of israel

of his knowledge of reincarnation. both i and thou have passed through many births, krishna tells arjuna on the battlefield. in buddhism reincarnation is also taught, but with a difference. buddhist tradition maintains that there is no soul or immortal essence, only environmental factors (sanskaras) which repeat life after life, re-creating a semblance of identity in each incarnation. in ancient egypt the followers of amen-ra derived their belief in reincarnation from the course of the sun. as it died in the west and rose again in the east at dawn, so the vital forces sank into the underworld to rise again in a different body. hermes, the great master of the mysteries, was one of the earliest egyptian priests to openly proclaim the once secret teaching of reincarnation. gnostic theurgy pa

nostic tradition the kabbalah was the inner teachings of the indo-europeans or aryans and the aryans were the original israelites. the term aryan is not used in the racial sense but as a term of description for a large group of indo-european peoples, it comes from the term arya which means noble, worthy or holy. one of the major branches of this teaching was found amongst the peoples of sumer and egypt, and as egypt deteriorated; amongst the people of israel. the israelite people were aryans, the very term adam means he who blushes red. they carried the kabbalah with them into the deserts and it formed the secret core of their faith. as time progressed and israel became a political force in its own right, the esoteric teachings were passed by secret brotherhoods such as the qadesh. this li

as used in a form similar to modern day codes and it was used by the priest-class to preserve and transmit arcane knowledge. it is even quite possible that this use predated the more general use of written forms and that the primary function of the written word was originally religious rather than communicative. some occult historians have even suggested that some of the blame for the downfall of egypt could be placed at the feet of the priests, who in confusing the hieratic and popular scripts (also causing the mixture of esoteric and exoteric forms) lost the great mysteries which were at the core of egyptian society. it is difficult today to conceptualise language in a religious sense, we tend to see the written script in a purely utilitarian way. the closest we may get to it is consider

low this imagery to degenerate into nature worship or the idolisation of family is a great aberration. it must always be remembered that the sun being the gateway to the lower world also transmits the forces of the demiurge. the solar sphere can destroy as well as heal, corrupt as well as make whole. this tradition is embodied in many early myths and legends. for example, horus and set of ancient egypt, the twins of the sun, where horus is the power and glory of the solar sphere, and yet hidden within his breast is set, the fallen and dark one. in nature this can also be readily discerned, the sun can create deserts, as well as sustain the beauty of the forest- the sun burns just as quick as its causes growth. fig 34 setting sun (sophia) sun at midday: mithra/christ rising sun (logos) gnos


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us major, thy wand and its meaning" second adept "a wand terminating in the symbol of the binary and surmounted by the tav cross of life, or the head of the phoenix, sacred to osiris. the seven colors between light and darkness are attributed to the planets. it symbolizes rebirth and resurrection from death" chief adept "my wand is surmounted by the winged globe, around which the twin serpents of egypt twine. it symbolizes the equilibrated forces of the spirit and the four elements beneath the everlasting wings of the holy one. associate adeptus minor, what are the words inscribed upon the door of the vault, and how is it guarded" third adept "post centum viginti annos patebo. after one hundred and twenty years i shall open, and the door is guarded by the elemental tablets and by the kerub


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kerux is thus explained in the grade of theoricus "the tree of life and the three mother letters are the keys wherewith to unlock the caduceus of hermes. the upper point of the wand rests on rtk and the wings stretch out to hmkj and hnyb, thus, comprehending the three supernal sephiroth. the lower seven are embraced by the serpents whose heads fall on dsj and hrwbg. they are the twin serpents of egypt and the currents of astral light. furthermore, the wings and the top of the wand form the letter c, the symbol of o; the heads and upper halves of the serpents form a, the symbol of m; while their tails enclose m, the symbol of n. the fire of life above, the waters of creation below, and the m symbol vibrating between them" 12 in addition to this, the caduceus of kerux represents the balance

hi, ape-faced, is placed in the southwest between the lion and the eagle. ahephi or ahaphix. kabexnuv, hawk-faced, is placed in the northwest, between the eagle and the bull. kabexnuv or dabexnjemouv. 3. the station of the evil one: this station is in the place of dwsy and is called the station of the evil one, the slayer of osiris. he is the tempter, accuser, and punisher of the brethren, and in egypt is represented mostly with the head of a waterdragon, the body of a lion or leopard, and the hind parts of a water-horse. he is the administrator of the power of the evil triad. 16 the stooping dragon, apophra-l sez the slayer of osiris, szathan toophon. the brutal power of demonic force, bessz. the synthesis of this evil triad "the mouth of the power of destruction" is called ommoo-szathan

r moves from the dais. when the hierophant has to move from the dais, he is covered by the form of osiris in action--aroueris, which is built up by the past hierophant, seated on the hierophant s left. if no one is seated as past hierophant, then inner members help formulate the second god-form. aroueris: horus the elder, is very lively to look upon- like pure flames. he wears the double crown of egypt, the cone-shaped crown in red inside the white crown of the north, with a white plume. his nemyss is purple banded with gold at the edges. his face and body are translucent scarlet. he has green eyes and wears a purple beard of authority. he wears a yellow tunic with a waist cloth of yellow striped with purple from which hangs a lion s tail. in common with all egyptian gods, he has a white l


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reate an animated shell of yourself from your own nephesch through your ruach. vibrate your power name (motto) into the creation of this form. step out of it and then go to the altar in the west facing east and look at yourself. 4 invocation of hru "i invoke thee by the divine name of iao, thou great angel hru, who art set over the operations of secret wisdom as the sphinx is set over the land of egypt. strengthen and establish very honored frater/soror_ in his search for divine light. build and strengthen his will and neschamah to aid him in the accomplishment of his true will and the great work. touch him/her now with thy angelic hands so that he may be enabled to rise beyond that lower selfhood which generates into nothingness, unto that higher selfhood which is the radiating clear ligh


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are the words" chief adept "mighty adeptus exemptus, what is the key of this vault" 4 second adept "the rose and cross which are hidden in the power of the word i.n.r.i" chief adept "associate adeptus minor, what is the emblem which i bear on my breast" third adept "the complete symbol of the rose and cross" chief adept "i also carry the wand of the winged globe around which the twin serpents of egypt twine. it symbolizes the balanced force of the spirit in the elements behind the wings of the holy one. associate adeptus minor, what are the words inscribed above the vault" third adept "post centum viginti annos patebo. after one hundred and twenty years i shall open. the door is guarded by the elemental tablets and the kerubic emblems" chief adept "all kneel" second adept "father, the hou


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tter the arabian tongue, so that the year following he translated the book m (liber mundi) into good latin, which he afterwards brought with 3 him. this is the place where he did learn his medicine and his mathematics, whereat the world hath much cause to rejoice, if there were more love and less envy. after three years he returned again with good consent, shipped himself over sinus arabicus into egypt, where he remained not long, but only took better notice there of the plants and creatures. he sailed over the whole mediterranean sea for to come unto fez, where the arabians had directed him. it is a great shame unto us that wise men, so far remote the one from the other, should not only be of one opinion, hating all contentious writings, but also be so willing and ready, under the seal of


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demic consensus is broadly: civilization first developed in the fertile crescent of the middle east. 15 maps of the ancient sea kings, 1966 ed, p. 189. 16 ibid, p. 187. 17 ibid, p. 189. 18 einstein's foreword to earth's shifting crust, p. 1 graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 21 this development began after 4000 bc, and culminated in the emergence of the earliest true civilizations (sumer and egypt) around 3000 bc, soon followed by the indus valley and china. about 1500 years later, civilization took off spontaneously and independently in the americas. since 3000 bc in the old world (and about 1500 bc in the new) civilization has steadily evolved in the direction of ever more refined, complex and productive forms. in consequence, and particularly by comparison with ourselves, all ancie

the old world (and about 1500 bc in the new) civilization has steadily evolved in the direction of ever more refined, complex and productive forms. in consequence, and particularly by comparison with ourselves, all ancient civilizations (and all their works) are to be understood as essentially primitive (the sumerian astronomers regarded the heavens with unscientific awe, and even the pyramids of egypt were built by technological primitives. the evidence of the piri reis map appears to contradict all this. piri reis and his sources in his day, piri reis was a well-known figure; his historical identity is firmly established. an admiral in the navy of the ottoman turks, he was involved, often on the winning side, in numerous sea battles around the mid-sixteenth century. he was, in addition

rs covered by ice. is it safe, or reasonable, for example, for us to continue to ignore the historical implications of some of the maps made by the sixteenthcentury s most famous cartographer: gerard kremer, otherwise known as mercator? best remembered for the mercator projection, still used on most world maps today, this enigmatic individual (who paid an unexplained visit to the great pyramid of egypt in 156310) was reportedly indefatigable in searching out. the learning of long ago, and spent many years diligently accumulating a vast and eclectic reference library of ancient source maps.11 significantly, mercator included the oronteus finaeus map in his atlas of 1569 and also depicted the antarctic on several he himself drew in the same year. identifiable parts of the then undiscovered s

monkey is at least 400 feet long and 300 feet wide. were the linemakers map-makers too? and why were they called the viracochas? graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 50 chapter 5 the inca trail to the past no artefacts or monuments, no cities or temples, have endured in recognizable form for longer than the most resilient religious traditions. whether expressed in the pyramid texts of ancient egypt, or the hebrew bible, or the vedas, such traditions are among the most imperishable of all human creations: they are vehicles of knowledge voyaging through time. the last custodians of the ancient religious heritage of peru were the incas, whose beliefs and idolatry were extirpated and whose treasures were ransacked during the thirty terrible years that followed the spanish conquest in ad 15

known as precession of the equinoxes, muller concluded that the original layout of the site could only have been accomplished during the era of 4000 bc to 2000 bc .10 in terms of orthodox history, this was a heresy of audacious proportions. if muller was right, machu picchu was not a mere 500 but could be as much as 6000 years old. this would make it significantly older than the great pyramid of egypt (assuming, of course, that one accepted the great pyramid s own orthodox dating of around 2500 bc. there were other dissenting voices concerning the antiquity of machu picchu, and most, like muller, were convinced that parts of the site were thousands of years older than the date favoured by orthodox historians.11 like the big polygonal blocks that made up the walls, this was a notion 9 the


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you now see that the world is indebted to masonry for the preservation of this sacred volume. had it not been for the wisdom and precaution of our ancient brethren, this, the only remaining copy of the law, would have been destroyed at the destruction of jerusalem. other objects are removed: a pot of manna a relic of the mysterious food that appeared out of nowhere to feed the israelites fleeing egypt; the rod of aaron, that which had turned to a serpent, which devoured those created from the wands of the egyptian magicians. the high priest then finds four pieces of paper that on inspection, prove to be the key to the cipher of the royal arch mason. with it, those present are able to decode the mysterious writing on the ark, which includes the long-lost word of the master mason, the ancie

enty or so years. bethurum, truman, became a contactee in 1952, with the female ufonaut aura rhanes from the planet clarion. a physical contactee of the adamski type, bethurum seemed a down-to- earth person with an extraordinary story to tell. secret cipher of the ufonauts 9 bimstein, louis m, also known as max theon and aia aziz. the son of a polish rabbi, bimstein traveled in nineteenth century egypt and became a disciple of the coptic initiate paolos metamon, under whom he became the grand master of the hermetic brotherhood of light. bimstein later married the trance medium mary ware and became the conduit of the cosmic philosophy. virtually every modern occult movement, from the theosophical society to the followers of sri aurobindo in india, owe him a debt in their origins. bimstein w

bsrf he developed in the 1940s the first major ufo trance contact group. he had been a member of the famous occult society of the inner light, and in the late 1950s introduced future new aeon english qabalist frater damon to the work of frater achad, who made the first major analysis of the cipher of the book of the law. 38 allen h. greenfield one-time grand master of the hermetic brotherhood of egypt+ lam (24; crowley s extraterrestrial control is also associated with the word lama and god= 89= golden dawn. theosophical mahatma master morya, on the other hand, was almost certainly the maharaja of kashmir, ranbir singh, much given to political intrigue with the russians, including blavatsky. morya also had the strong tibetan connections that blavatsky in her less political and more spirit

age and is the basic premise which qabalists have operated under for many centuries. our research for this book is dictated by necessity of illustration, not any attempt to create qabalistic connections. all the more reason to note, therefore, the frequency of the number 11, the number of magick, and ciphers. ala aziz= 65= 6+ 5= 11( aziz or max theon was a secret chief of the hermetic brothers of egypt) aiwass= 38= 3+ 8= 11 morya= 56= 5+ 6= 11 ashtar= 47= 4+ 7= 11 firkon= 83= 8+ 3= 11 aura rhanes= 92= 9+ 2= 11 fact= 56= 5+ 6= 11 (remember that ray palmer always said his personal advantage regarding ufos was to judge a case by his secret fact) secret cipher of the ufonauts 41 aleister crowley called 11 the great magical number, as uniting the antithesis of 5 and 6 etc (see aia aziz, fact an

ublished in his lifetime, the divine invasion, dealt with this theme from a gnostic religious vantage point he maintained that the phrase king felix was a cipher for the coming of a new being, who would deliver humanity from the black iron prison. king felix= 147= resistance. much of the starseed speculation centers on sirius or sothis, the dog star so important as a calendar yardstick in ancient egypt, and the object of the sirius mystery speculations on ancient visitations from the stars. sirius= 85= of our lady (see valis= 41= her, a phrase from crowley s liber cheth. from liber al. sirsecret cipher of the ufonauts 79 ius= 85= am above and visit and follow me. the sirius tradition has apparently been perpetuated by many generations of priests, so it is interesting that sirius= 85= bisho


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vised to experiment with all of these systems. let the results of your own experience determine which to use. 25 26 27 a magical theorem every man and every woman is a star. aleister crowley, book of the law a major theorem of enochian magick is that every man and every woman is inherently a star. although this theorem is stated in crowley's book of the law, the idea is a very old one. in ancient egypt, for example, the highest and most spiritual component of man was the khabs, which together with the khu, constituted the spiritual body of man similar in dehnition to the atinan of vedanta. the egyptian word khabs also translates as star. as stars travel through the sky in their own orbits, so every man and woman have their own path to tread. everyone has an inherent right to tread his own

any of the aethyrs. you must be able to travel in the mental body in order to enter the 23rd aethyr, tor. also, as a preparation for tor, you are advised to carefully study the formula of kal. as soon as you enter tor you will see symbols of power and generative energy. crowley saw a black bull, furiously pawing up the ground with flames shooting from its mouth. this was the apis bull of ancient egypt which represented generative energy. whatever you see or hear, simply take mental note of it and continue into the aethyr. the three governors of this region are: ronoamb roh-noh-ah-meh-beh onizimp ohnee- zodee-em-peh zaxanin zod-ahtz-ah-neeen the aethyr of tor contains the labor that sustains the world. it generates the raw energy needed to perpetuate the lower planes by converting spirit (

rade is fully encountered in the next aethyr, zen. zen contains the vault in which a candidate for the grade of magister templi must lie. in zen you will encounter an init iation into the true meanings of crucifixion and sacrifice. the guide here is a sexually attractive male (sometimes, but not always, seen as the god horus) who will lead you to an imposing vault crowley's interpretat ion was an egypt ian scene complete with pyramids and egyptian deities. zen need not be seen this way. this aethyr is located near the path of the hanged man on the tree of life (i.e, just below geburah) and it is the hanged man that you must become in zen. the initiation in zen involves the disolution of 222 personality as a necessary preparation for an encounter with the individuality. sacrifice need not b

ality will create karma. as long as you think in terms of good and evil, right and wrong, spirit and matter, or subjectivity and objectivity, you will be under the bonds of karma. a balance such as that found in tan has two pans and a scale. a known weight or standard is placed on one pan and the object to be weighed on the other. any unbalanced condition will be detected by the scale. in ancient egypt such a balance was said to be located in the after-death state. the standard weight used was one feather, the symbol of the goddess maat, the goddess of truth and justice and the wife of the god thoth. the balance of the egyptians was operated by the god anubis. in addition to measuring one's karmic propensities after each life, the balance of maat was also used as a type of ini tiat ion ord


GRIFFIN DAVID MAGICAL EVOCATION OF THE AVERSE FORCES

due to the practice of young religions to demonize gods and angels from the pantheons of pre-existing and contemporaneous spiritual traditions. for example, baal and astarte, the great god and goddess of the caananites, appear diabolized in the infernal hierarchy of the goetia, in the lemegeton, as the demons beelzebub and asteroth. other grimoires even include isis, the sublime mother goddess of egypt, as one of the denizens of hell. fortunately, however, the hierarchies of forces attributed to the qabalistic tree of life by the hermetic order of the golden dawn provide a perfect vehicle for magical evocation. these hierarchies descend through all four of the qabalistic worlds and onward into the realm of the averse forces. unto aziluth, the highest of the four qabalistic worlds correspon


GRIMM JACOB TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY VOL 3

about, and can be bought off with money' proverbium est punicum, quod quidem latine vobis dicam, quia punice non omnes nostis; pun. enim prov. est antiquum: numum vult pestilentia? duos illi da, et ducat se' during the great pestilence under justinian, men saw brazen barks on the sea, and black men without heads sitting in them: wherever they sailed to, the plague at once broke out. in a city of egypt the only inhabitants left alive were seven men and a boy ten years old; they were escaping with their valuables, when in a house near the town-gate all the men dropped down dead, and the boy alone fled; but under the gate a spectre seized him, and dragged him back into the house. soon after, a rich man's steward came to fetch goods out of the house, and the boy warned him to haste away: at t


GRIMM TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY VOL 2 1883 COMPLETE

ch recals the names given at p. 489, nixblume, nackblad, muhme and mummel (i.e. swan-maiden. the frisians put seven sea-blades (zeven plompenbladen) in their escutcheon, and under that emblem looked for victory; 1 our gudrunlied (1373) knows all about it, and furnishes herwic of sewen or sclanden with a sky-blue flag: f sobletcr swebent (float) dar irme/ this sea-flower is the sacred lotus of old egypt, and is also honoured in india; the tibetans and nepalese bow down to it, it is set up in temples, brahma and vishnu float on its leaf; and it is no other than a m. nethl. poem that still remembers thumbkin floating on the leaf (p. 451. 1 j. h. halbertsma s het buddhisme en zijn stichter, deventer 1843, pp. 3. 10; and lie adds, that the people are to this day very careful in picking and carr

tell whether rinde cortex was not once aspirated too? evpatrrj, the name of one quarter of the earth, must surely also mean earth (evpela the broad, and on p. 338 i made a guess that euro-pa, whom zeus courted in the shape of a bull, must herself have been thought of as a cow, like lo; it was not the earth took name from her, but she from the earth. on the worship of cows and oxen by the indians, egypt ians and eomans, i refer to a. w. schlegel s learned treatise.1 the israelites also made a burnt-offering of a red heifer (goth, kalbo) upon which never came yoke/ numb. 19, 2 (see suppl. the boar and the lie-goat were holy sacrificial beasts (p. 50-1-2, the boar 2 dedicated to freyr (p. 213, he and she goats to thorr (p. 185, as goats are even yet considered devil s creatures.3 to that divi

et bloemekine. the french flores in the corresponding passages has camp flori (altd. bl. 1, 373, 1 in bekker s ed. of flore 786. 931. 1026. but our older poets, pro bably even those of heathen times, imagined heaven, like the earth, as a green plain: teglidid groni wang (the earth, hel. 131, 1; himilriki, groni godes wang 94, 24. groni wang para dise gelic 96, 15. the groneo wang 23, 4 is said of egypt. caedm. 32, 29: brade sind on worulde grene geardas. hakonarmal 13: rifta ver nu sculom groena heima go sa/ i.e. to heaven. in many parts of germany paradis and goldne aue are names of places to this day. so viretum in virgil has the sense of para dise, aen. 6, 638: devenere locos laetos et amoena vireta fortunatorum nemorum sedesque beatas. paradise then is twofold, a lost one, and a future


H SPENCER LEWIS ROSICRUCIAN MANUAL AMORC 1990

erted. we are not unaware of the fact that certain organizations in the united states have used the triangle with the point upward as a mystical sign, but this did not give to that position of the triangle any proper or just position which should not be varied. but the very best.and truthful.explanation for our use of the triangle in this fashion is the fact that it was used by the old mystics of egypt and possibly atlantis, to represent the divine (or so-called spiritual) creations of the universe, while the triangle with the point upward was used to represent the material creations of the world (the pyramids of egypt typify the material triangle) the doctrine of the trinity is an after-creation of the old mystical law of the triangle. by comparing the laws given in our temple lectures re

one which writers in encyclopedias love to use with great show of seeming authority.is that the cross and the rose have much to do with dew and other alchemical terms. this is simply a fanciful, though satisfactory, explanation for the casual reader. it is not the truth, however. as far as legend is concerned, we are informed in our own records that man first used the symbol of the cross when, in egypt, or possibly atlantis, a mystic stood at sunrise upon a plain, and, looking toward the east, he raised his arms to a level with his shoulders in adoration of the sun.the giver of life. then, turning to face the west to salute the place where life ended, symbolically, he found that his arms and body, while in the act of salutation, formed a shadow on the ground before him, cast by the rising

ystical, and philosophical societies of the world, including the rose-croix kabalistique de france, the martinist order of france, belgium and switzerland, the rose-croix alchemical society of france, the unknown samaritans of europe, the brahmanist brotherhood, the egyptian rites of memphis and mizraim, and others; he was also one of the few initiates to be received in a mystery temple of luxor, egypt, in 1929. he was distinguished with high honors at the international congress of the federation universelle des ordres et societes initiatiques (fudosi) held in brussels, belgium, in 1934. he was the only rosicrucian officer in north america having been so universally empowered to represent the ancient esoteric sanctuaries of the world. his wife, martha morfier lewis, a descendant of the fam

s, telegrams, and cables were received from every civilized country in the world, expressing sorrow at the loss of his physical presence and personality, but joy at his final attainment. in accordance with an expressed wish in his last will and testament, his mortal ashes were interred in rosicrucian park, beneath a symbolic triangle in the beautiful akhnaton shrine, a reproduction of a temple in egypt in which he had performed an initiation. it is now visited annually by great numbers of members, and his friends and admirers.[134] ralph m. lewis, f.r.c. imperator for the worldwide jurisdiction (the americas, australasia, europe, africa, and asia) a.m.o.r.c. the following is a brief biography of facts gathered from the archives of the order. ralph maxwell lewis was born in new york city, n

rch of 1940, mr. lewis was elected president of the international supreme council of the order rosae crucis. throughout the years, he has organized and conducted several motion- picture expeditions to the sites of the ancient civilizations and the birthplaces of religious and philosophical truths throughout the world. he has several times traveled throughout the world, filming ancient cultures in egypt, india, indonesia, pakistan, siam (thailand) ceylon (sri lanka) peru, greece, persia (iran) tibet, and iraq. in fact, he has been to every continent. these films are freely exhibited as an adjunct of the rosicrucian egyptian museum, of which he is the director.[136] he has spoken at rosicrucian conclaves (conventions) in nearly every land in which the a.m.o.r.c. is established. he finalized


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d the magic mirror properly formed; after seeing various images, the boy finally described from the mirror the guilty person, stature, dress, and countenance; said that he knew him, and ran down into the garden, where he apprehended one of the labourers, who, when brought before his master, immediately confessed that he was the thief.mrlane, the eminent orientalist, who lived for several years in egypt, and witnessed personally the operations of the egyptian magicians, of which he has published many curious relations: states, that on one occasion the magicians' perform255 ances were ridiculed by an englishman present, who said that nothing would satisfy him but a correct description of his own father, of whom he was sure no one of the company had any knowledge.thesceptic was a little stagg

allow of parallel passages from such voluminous works.*drcollyer, the able lecturer on mesmerism, appears to see the subject only in a rationalist point of view, and in support of his theory, gives, in his psychography, or the embodiment of thought, the following account of a modem magical experiment performed at the instance of lord prudhoe and major felix, a british officer, when travelling in egypt, who were among the first persons who astonished the european world with their report of the magic mirror experiment; being men of high character and sense, their statement created a considerable sensation (although a matter of almost daily occurrence in many parts of england, especially in lancashire, and was first reported by the interlocutors in the noctes ambrosianee ofblackwood'smagazin

the peepers and speculators in england at the present day. with respect to the 'superstitious rites, the long fastings, themysticalwords, the concentric""itwould seem from the observations of sir gardner wilkinson that this form of divination was employed by the egyptians before the time of moses. not only the form, but the symbols, and even titles, connected with it, are all related to those of egypt. the urim and thummim, connected with, if not part of the breast-plate of judgment of the high priest (exodusxxviii,30),and interpreted as light and truth, or revelation andtruth,correspond most remarkably with the figure of re (the sun) and thmei (truth) in the breast-plate of the egyptian priest: and jelian and diodorus sicidus are quoted as authorities for the custom of the egyptian pries


HANDBOOK OF EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY

have always troubled humanity, such as why people die. some myths seem to acknowledge that these questions may be unanswerable but provide strategies for coping with the sorrows and contradictions of human life. examples of all these different categories of myths can be found within egyptian mythology. in order to explore this mythology, we must first look at the geography and history of ancient egypt. myth and geography egypt is a large country in the northeast corner of the continent of africa, but modern geographical terms have little relevance to how the ancient egyptians saw themselves. they had no conception of the huge size of africa. in the third millennium bce the egyptians known world extended only from what are now greece and turkey in the north to what is now ethiopia in the s

uge size of africa. in the third millennium bce the egyptians known world extended only from what are now greece and turkey in the north to what is now ethiopia in the south, and from libya in the west to what is now iraq in the east (see map two. the egyptians believed that they were set apart from the people who lived in these surrounding countries. the ancient word kemet (usually translated as egypt) literally means black land. this referred to the rich black soil of the land on either bank of the great river nile, which flows through the center of egypt. the egyptians were claiming to be the people of the valley, but they had not always been so. for many millennia north africa enjoyed a moist climate. vast areas that are now desert were then grasslands with large animal populations. no

the grasslands gradually turned into desert. the first egyptians built villages on the edges of the nile valley, where they mainly survived by hunting and fishing. by the fourth millennium bce, agriculture-based communities were established in the nile valley and delta. this great climatic and cultural change may have shaped the idea found in egyptian myth that the world had once been different. egypt had become one of the driest places on earth and a hard country to get in or out of. to the north there were marshes, saltwater lakes, and the mediterranean sea. the ancient egyptians were never enthusiastic seafarers and were one of the few coastal cultures to worship no deities of the sea. to the east, west, and south there were deserts that were dangerous to cross. these deserts made up a

e of the driest places on earth and a hard country to get in or out of. to the north there were marshes, saltwater lakes, and the mediterranean sea. the ancient egyptians were never enthusiastic seafarers and were one of the few coastal cultures to worship no deities of the sea. to the east, west, and south there were deserts that were dangerous to cross. these deserts made up about 90 percent of egypt s territory. the egyptians called them the red land in contrast to the black land of the valley.6 the mountainous areas of the deserts contained gold, gemstones, and types of hard stone that could be used to make long-lasting buildings and artifacts. the south of the country often went without rain for many years at a stretch. when rain did 2 handbook of egyptian mythology come, it was in th

nt without rain for many years at a stretch. when rain did 2 handbook of egyptian mythology come, it was in the form of violent desert storms that could lead to destructive flash floods. the usually cloudless skies made it particularly easy for the egyptians to observe the stars and planets. much early mythology may have developed to explain the movement of celestial bodies. the habitable part of egypt was effectively a giant oasis created by the nile and its annual flood, which is known as the inundation. every year a combination of melting snows and monsoon rains in the mountains of ethiopia caused a huge increase in the amount of water in the nile. when the swollen river reached egypt, it flooded all the low-lying land in the nile valley and delta, depositing a thick layer of silt.7 as


HEAVEN HELL

f these abbreviations is given in this appendix. numbers refer to spell, chapter, or section numbers; for example, bd 15 is the book of the dead, chapter 15. for descriptions of most of the primary sources, see history and the sources of egyptian myth in introduction. a literal translation is cited for each source. these translations either include the text in the original language ptsacred texts egypt ehh index index next the egyptian heaven and hell by e. a. wallis budge london; kegan, paul, trench, tr bner& co [1905] scanned at sacred-texts.com, may 2003. j.b. hare, redactor. this text is in the public domain. these files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice of attribution is left intact. click to view scene from the papyrus of nekht, allowing the deceased an

files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice of attribution is left intact. click to view scene from the papyrus of nekht, allowing the deceased and the wife worshipping osiris in the other world, and the manner of the house in which they expect to live, and their vineyard and garden with its lake of water (british museum, no. 10,471, sheet 21) next: preface sacred texts egypt ehh index index previous next p. vi preface the present work is the outcome of two lectures on the books of the tuat, i.e, the egyptian underworld, or "other world" which i had the honour to deliver at the royal institution in the spring of 1904, and it has been prepared at the suggestion of many who wished to continue their inquiries into the beliefs of the egyptians concerning the abode of

"handbook" which contained a description of the regions through which their souls would have to pass on their way to the kingdom of osiris, or to that portion of the sky where the sun rose, and which would supply them with the words of power and magical names necessary for making an unimpeded journey from this world to the abode of the blessed. for a period of two thousand years in the history of egypt, the books of the other world consisted of texts only, but about b.c. 2500 p. viii funeral artists began to represent pictorially the chief features of the "field of peace" or "islands of the blessed" and before the close of the xixth dynasty, about 1300 years later, all the principal books relating to the tuat were profusely illustrated. in the copies of them which were painted on the walls

very god, spirit, soul, shade, demon, and monster which they were likely to meet on their way, and the copious texts which were given side by side with the pictures enabled the traveller through the tuat--always, of course, provided that he had learned them--to participate in the benefits which were decreed by the sun-god for the beings of each section of it. in primitive times each great city of egypt possessed its own other world, and, no doubt, the priests of each city provided the worshippers of their gods with suitable "guides" to the abode of its dead. in the beginning of the dynastic period, however, we find that the cult of osiris was extremely popular, and therefore it was only natural that great numbers of people in all parts of egypt should hope and believe that their souls afte

of religious texts called per-em-hru, were inherited by the dynastic egyptians from some of the oldest dwellers in the nile valley. those who died in the faith of osiris believed in the efficacy of the book per-em-hru, and were content to employ it as a "guide" to a heaven which was full of material delights; the number of those who were "followers" of osiris was very large under every dynasty in egypt. on the other hand, from the ivth dynasty onwards there was a very large class who had no belief in a purely material heaven, and this being so, it is not surprising that books of the other world containing the expression of their views should be composed. the principal books of the underworld in vogue under the xviiith and xixth dynasties were--1. per-em-hru, or"[the book] of the coming for


HEKAS

y of the sabbat lies within it's own circle; in our myths and rites there are footprints, the witchmarks of eld, which will reveal these secrets at such a time when star, heart and hearth are aligned a-right. there is a thread of ancient gnosis which lies in the hands of the sabbatic initiate whether he know it or not- it remains there to empower his work. we should however not neglect to mention egypt, for it is khem -the black land- that we derive the word which is oft' the first word in the magical rite and which i have given as the title for this article 'hekas. here the word existed in the form heka or hekau meaning 'the power of magick; it is believed to derive from the sound of the frog and thus supplies us with a totemic association with the batrachia employed by the witch and the

the sound of the frog and thus supplies us with a totemic association with the batrachia employed by the witch and the horse-whisperer 'hekas' also gave us hekate- the greek name of the goddess who keeps the gateway of the triple cross-roads, hexe- the spell, mark or charm, hag- the black goddess of the old moon, who in khem was represented as hekt the frog-headed mother of incantation. it was in egypt that the role of stellar worship was at an apotheosis in recorded history; as man looked to the heavens there turned the great dragon about the zenith, marking out the year and tracing the ancient circle in the firmament of nu. from thence recall the dracontiae,-the circles of stone which mark the crossroads of hidden and secret tracks of force within the earth, reflecting the web of the sta


HELENA BLAVATSKY NIGHTMARE TALES

hat of a water plant- the nymphea cerulea or nelumbo.furthermore a reader of this calibre would see but the blue colour of the list of contents of our journal. to avoid a like misunderstanding, we shall attempt to initiate our readers into the general symbolism of thelotus and the particular symbolism of the blue lotus. this mysterious and sacred plant has been consideredthrough the ages, both in egypt and in india, as a symbol of the universe. not a monument in the valley ofthe nile, not a papyrus, without this plant in an honoured place. on the capitals of the egyptian pillars, on thethrones and even the head-dresses of the divine kings, the lotus is everywhere found as a symbol of theuniverse. it inevitably became an indispensable attribute of every creative god, as of every creative go


HELENA BLAVATSKY THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY

taught to the initiates during the mysteries, an institution once universally diffused. all the old worships indicate the existence of a single theosophy anterior to them. the key that is to open one must open all; otherwise it cannot be the right key -ooo- the policy of the theosophical society q. in the days of ammonius there were several ancient great religions, and numerous were the sects in egypt and palestine alone. how could he reconcile them? a. by doing that which we again try to do now. the neo-platonists were a large body, and belonged to various religious philosophies; so do our theosophists. it was under philadelphus that judaism established itself in alexandria, and forthwith the hellenic teachers became the dangerous rivals of the college of rabbis of babylon. as the author

housand tenets of all these various sects as to show they had all originated from one and the same source, and tended all to one and the same end. if the writer on ammonius in the edinburgh encyclopedia knows what he is talking about, then he describes the modern theosophists, their beliefs, and their work, for he says, speaking of the theodidaktos: he adopted the doctrines which were received in egypt (the esoteric were those of india) concerning the universe and the deity, considered as constituting one great whole; concerning the eternity of the world and established a system of moral discipline which allowed the people in general to live according to the laws of their country and the dictates of nature, but required the wise to exalt their mind by contemplation. q. what is your authori

every ancient religious, or rather philosophical, cult consisted of an esoteric or secret teaching, and an exoteric (outward public) worship. furthermore, it is a well-known fact that the mysteries of the ancients comprised with every nation the "greater (secret) and "lesser (public) mysteries-e.g, in the celebrated solemnities called the eleusinia, in greece. from the hierophants of samothrace, egypt, and the initiated brahmins of the india of old, down to the later hebrew rabbis, all preserved, for fear of profanation, their real bona fide beliefs secret. the jewish rabbis called their secular religious series the merkabah (the exterior body "the vehicle" or, the covering which contains the hidden soul-i.e, their highest secret knowledge. not one of the ancient nations ever imparted thr

he egyptians, greeks, or romans, anything but priestly imposture. even the rosicrucians were no better than half lunatics, half knaves. numerous books have been written on them; and tyros, who had hardly heard the name a few years before, sallied out as profound critics and gnostics on the subject of alchemy, the fire-philosophers, and mysticism in general. yet a long series of the hierophants of egypt, india, chaldea, and arabia are known, along with the greatest philosophers and sages of greece and the west, to have included under the designation of wisdom and divine science all knowledge, for they considered the base and origin of every art and science as essentially divine. plato regarded the mysteries as most sacred, and clemens alexandrinus, who had been himself initiated into the el

ort. these "inspirers" are living persons, revengeful and unscrupulous in proportion to their intellectual powers; and these bogus adepts are not one, but several. the cycle of "adepts" used as sledge-hammers to break the theosophical heads with, began twelve years ago, with mrs. emma hardinge britten's "louis" of art magic and ghostland, and now ends with the "adept" and "author" of the light of egypt, a work written by spiritualists against theosophy and its teachings. but it is useless to grieve over what is done, and we can only suffer in the hope that our indiscretions may have made it a little easier for others to find the way to these masters, whose names are now everywhere taken in vain, and under cover of which so many iniquities have already been perpetrated. q. do you reject "lo


HINE PHIL ASPECTS OF EVOCATION

ion that is meaningful in terms of perceptual limitations. inner-plane entities are how we tend to conceptualise these windows into chaos. they appear as independent entities so that we can make sense of the incoming data. their personalities are usually concurrent with the recipient.s belief system. hence the many forms of the entities, depending on where you believe the seat of wisdom is, be it egypt, sirius b, or some draughty monastery in tibet. usually, it seems, these entities are 35 automatically generated as one focuses will and imagination towards any one vector, but occasionally entities can be generated as an act of will, so that .outposts. can be established within which personal ideas and inner-worlds can be explored and eventually integrated into one.s psychocosm. at this poi


HP LOVECRAFT A DARK LORE

ning some of the ancient patterns. the few saints depicted bore expressions distinctly open to criticism, while one of the windows seemed to show merely a dark space with spirals of curious luminosity scattered about in it. turning away from the windows, blake noticed that the cobwebbed cross above the altar was not of the ordinary kind, but resembled the primordial ankh or crux ansata of shadowy egypt. in a rear vestry room beside the apse blake found a rotting desk and ceiling-high shelves of mildewed, disintegrating books. here for the first time he received a positive shock of objective horror, for the titles of those books told him much. they were the black, forbidden things which most sane people have never even heard of, or have heard of only in furtive, timorous whispers; the banne

the latter with care, finding within it several bills of antiquated issue, a celluloid advertising calendar for 1893, some cards with the name "edwin m. lillibridge, and a paper covered with pencilled memoranda. this paper held much of a puzzling nature, and blake read it carefully at the dim westward window. its disjointed text included such phrases as the following: prof. enoch bowen home from egypt may 1844- buys old free-will church in july- his archaeological work& studies in occult well known. dr drowne of 4th baptist warns against starry wisdom in sermon 29 dec. 1844. congregation 97 by end of '45. 1846- 3 disappearances- first mention of shining trapezohedron. 7 disappearances 1848- stories of blood sacrifice begin. investigation 1853 comes to nothing- stories of sounds. fr o'mall

op liberty at newport during the previous summer, the customs fleet under admiral wallace had adopted an increased vigilance concerning strange vessels; and on this occasion his majesty's armed schooner cygnet, under capt. charles leslie, captured after a short pursuit one early morning the scow fortaleza of barcelona, spain, under capt. manuel arruda, bound according to its log from grand cairo, egypt, to providence. when searched for contraband material, this ship revealed the astonishing fact that its cargo consisted exclusively of egyptian mummies, consigned to "sailor a. b. c, who would come to remove his goods in a lighter just off namquit point and whose identity capt. arruda felt himself in honour bound not to reveal. the vice-admiralty at newport, at a loss what to do in view of t


HP LOVECRAFT AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS

s roamed the tropical steppes of europe and asia. we had previously clung to a desperate alternative and insisted- each to himself- that the omnipresence of the five-pointed motifs meant only some cultural or religious exaltation of the archaean natural object which had so patently embodied the quality of five-pointedness; as the decorative motifs of minoan crete exalted the sacred bull, those of egypt the scarabaeus, those of rome the wolf and the eagle, and those of various savage tribes some chosen totem animal. but this lone refuge was now stripped from us, and we were forced to face definitely the reason-shaking realization which the reader of these pages has doubtless long ago anticipated. i can scarcely bear to write it down in black and white even now, but perhaps that will not be


HP LOVECRAFT BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP

and diurnal prison for forty-two of your terrestrial years "i am an entity like that which you yourself become in the freedom of dreamless sleep. i am your brother of light, and have floated with you in the effulgent valleys. it is not permitted me to tell your waking earth-self of your real self, but we are all roamers of vast spaces and travelers in many ages. next year i may be dwelling in the egypt which you call ancient, or in the cruel empire of tsan chan which is to come three thousand years hence. you and i have drifted to the worlds that reel about the red arcturus, and dwelt in the bodies of the insect-philosophers that crawl proudly over the fourth moon of jupiter. how little does the earth self know life and its extent! how little, indeed, ought it to know for its own tranquili


HP LOVECRAFT NYARLATHOTEP

he abysses between the stars swept chill currents that made men shiver in dark and lonely places. there was a demoniac alteration in the sequence of the seasons the autumn heat lingered fearsomely, and everyone felt that the world and perhaps the universe had passed from the control of known gods or forces to that of gods or forces which were unknown. and it was then that nyarlathotep came out of egypt. who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a pharaoh. the fellahin knelt when they saw him, yet could not say why. he said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries, and that he had heard messages from places not on this planet. into the lands of civilisation came nyarlathotep, swarthy, slender, and sinister, always buying strange in


HP LOVECRAFT POETRY AND THE GODS

uteous faun-folk: heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter, therefore, yet sweep pipes, play on* when old age shall this generation waste, thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say st "beauty is truth- truth beauty- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. as the singer ceased, there came a sound in the wind blowing from far egypt, where at night aurora mourns by the nile for her slain memnon. to the feet of the thunderer flew the rosy-fingered goddess and, kneeling, cried "master, it is time i unlocked the gates of the east. and phoebus, handing his lyre to calliope, his bride among the muses, prepared to depart for the jewelled and column-raised palace of the sun, where fretted the steeds already harnessed to the go


HP LOVECRAFT THE NAMELESS CITY

had never ceased to worship. now that the light was better i studied the pictures more closely and, remembering that the strange reptiles must represent the unknown men, pondered upon the customs of the nameless city. many things were peculiar and inexplicable. the civilization, which included a written alphabet, had seemingly risen to a higher order than those immeasurably later civilizations of egypt and chaldaea, yet there were curious omissions. i could, for example, find no pictures to represent deaths or funeral customs, save such as were related to wars, violence, and plagues; and i wondered at the reticence shown concerning natural death. it was as though an ideal of immortality had been fostered as a cheering illusion. still nearer the end of the passage was painted scenes of the


HUEBNER LOUISE WITCHCRAFT FOR ALL WICCA 04

attracted to him, it shows. something is transmitted by the force and power of the emotion. the thing to do now is feel that way about money or your job or your career- something other than love. put the same forces to work, and when that happens, you get money. so you can use witchcraft for things other than love, but it takes a lot of work and is more difficult. it takes practice. 6. spice rub egypt's elite were known for their superior sexual ability and spicy approach to life. they would rub a special spice and herb mixture all over their lover's body in order to increase sexual excitement. there is no way now to know if their success was due to spicy, aromatic inhalation or spicy outer habitations. here is the lover's magical spice and herb mixture: one teaspoon powdered cumin, the g


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doctrine al cosmogony 264 diagrams of hindfl and cbaldaeo-jewish systems 265 ten mythical avatarv of viahnu 274 trinity of man uught by paul 281 sooatea and i^to on soul and spirit 283 ?ftue buddhism, what it is 288 digitizecoy google contents chapter vn early cheistian heresies and secret sooeties naiareani, otohitea, and modem druiei (or 'hunxa-ita] 201 etymology of lao 298 'hennelic brotben egypt 307 ivue meaning ol nirvlna 319 ite jaina aect 321 christuuuandchnbtibiii 323 itie gnoatka and their detracts* 325 buddha, jeaiu, and aptdloniua of tr>iui 341 section ii chapter viii jesuitry and masonry the zoaar and rabbi shimon the order of jesuita and iti r^tioo to aome of the muonic ordera, crimes permitted to its memben principles of jesuitry compared with tboae of pagan morallits. tri

imself into the tempting demon, or as he is fond of calling the devil the "serpent of genetu" in his desire to demon- strate in every manifestation the presence of the evu one, he only suc- ceeds in demonstrating that spiritualism and magic are no new things in the world, but very ancient twin-brothers, whose origin must be sought for in the earliest infancy of ancient india, chaldaea, babylonia, egypt. persia, and greece. he proves the existence of 'spirits' whether these be angels or devils, with such a clearness of argument and logic, and aucfa an amount digitizecoy google 16 isis unveiled of evidence, historical, iir^utable, and strictly autheaticated. that little is left for spiritualist authors who may come after him. how unfortunate that the scientists, who believe neither in devil

e of the precious rolls" further, our author, tbeodaa, indulges in a joke at the expense' of the queen for believing that nearly all the library was burned; when, in fact, hundreds and thousands of the choicest books were safely stored in his own house and those of other scribes, librarians, students, and philosophers. no more do sundry very learned copts scattered all over the east in a a mihor, egypt, and f&lestine believe in the total destruction of the subsequent libraries. for instance they say that out of the library of attalus ih of pergamus, presented by antony to cleopatra, not a volume was destroyed. at that time, according to their as- sertions, from the moment that the chnatians began to gain power in alexandria about the end of the fourth centuiy and anatolius, bishop of laodi

not scorn also tiie pagan rites and philosophy? why draw so deeply from the wells of wisdom, dug and filled up to brim by the same heathen? or did the fathers, in their desire to imitate the chosen people whose time-wom shoes they were trying to fit upon their feet, contemplate the re-enactjon of the spohation-scene of the exodus? did they propose, in fleeing from heathendom as the jews did from egypt, to carry off the valuables of its religious allegories, as the 'chosen ones' did the gold and silver ornaments? it certainly does seem as if the events of the first centuries of chris- tianity were but the refiexion of the images thrown upon the mirror of the future at the time of the exodus. during the stormy days of irenae- us, the platonic philosophy, with its mystical submersion into de

not the emperor sent in 3s9 to alexandria a rescript which was forced from him by the christians for the destruction of every idol, our own century would never have had a christian mythological pantheon of its own. never digitizecoy google maby-vmgm only isis eechristened 41 did the xeo-platonic school reiich such a height of philosophy as when nearest its end. uniting the mystic theosophy of old egypt with the refined philosophy of the greeks; nearer to the ancient mysteries of thebes and memphis than they had been for centuries; versed ia the science of soothsaying and divination, as in the art of the therapeutiaia; friendly with the acutest men of the jewish nation, who were deeply imbued with the zoroastnan ideas, the neo-platonists tended to amal- gamate the old wisdom of the oriental


JASMUHEEN THE FOOD OF GODS

rcy and compassion. goddess of one, mother of all gods and goddesses and humanity. the cosmic glue behind creation. the source of grace and joy the divine mother radiates through: the high priestess. directly representing the goddess on earth, the high priestess ensures fertility and ongoing creation. the high priestess is the great goddess herself and is seen universally as kwan yin (asia, isis (egypt, athena (greece) and rhiannon (celts. divine nutrition: the madonna frequency& the food of gods with jasmuheen 79. all wise, all knowing she gives and takes life and reminds us of our innate inner wisdom and of the divine spark within and asks us to radiantly manifest this into the world. the high priestess embodies love, mercy and compassion. then we have: the triple goddess. the original t

ration process for accessing the divine nutrition channel? answer q8: to answer this question properly i need to take a little time to differentiate between some of the more traditional yogic practices as each has a role in our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual preparation for tuning to the divine nutrition channel. yoga is a metaphysical art that comes from india and tibet, china, japan, egypt and also persia and all religions have their own form of yoga. for example the practice of adoration, prayer, contemplation and devotion to god in christianity is known as bhaktiyoga in india. bhakti-yoga is the yoga of devotion and spiritual love. without devotion to our dow and our desire to feel its love, we cannot begin to connect to the divine nutrition channel, for devotion to the expe

round these people from this life, are who they were to you in your last life together. divine nutrition: the madonna frequency& the food of gods with jasmuheen 130. imagine another circle forming around them representing who all these beings were to you in the life before that again. keep imagining circles and circles of beings forming around you, all representing right back through time through egypt, atlantis even perhaps as far back as lemuria. imagine circles and circles forming right back to when you first took embodiment and began energy exchange with other beings on earth. imagine you are in middle of a wheel and each line of beings radiating out from you forms a spoke of this wheel right back through time. take 3 deep breaths. breathe deeply, finely and evenly through your nostril


JENNINGS HARGRAVE ROSICRUCIANS RITES MYSTERIES

are there generally called triumphal arches. propyl a is a name of hecate, dis, chronos, or the p, to which sinister deity the propylon or propyl um (as also, properly, the lych-gate) is dedicated. hence its ominous import, pro, or before, the pylon or passage. every egyptian temple has its propylon. the pyramid also in nubia has one. we refer to the ground plans of the temples of denderah, upper egypt; the temple of luxor, thebes; the temple of edfou, upper egypt; the temple of carnac (or karnak, thebes. colonel (afterwards general) vallancey, in the fourth volume, p. 80, of his general works, cited in the celtic druids, p. 223 (a valuable book by godfrey higgins, says: in cornwall they call it (i.e, the rocking-stone) the logan-stone. borlase, in his history of cornish antiquities, decla

ickly, where these flames upon the altars, and these torches or lights about the temples, invited them and were studiously and incessantly maintained. thus the custom seems to have been general from the earliest antiquity to maintain a constant fire, as conceiving the gods present there. and this was not only the opinion of the inhabitants in jud a, but it extended all over persia, greece, italy, egypt, and most other nations of the world. porphyry imagined that the reason why the most ancient mortals kept up a constant, ever-burning fire in honour of the immortal gods, was because fire was most like the gods. he says that the ancients kept an unextinguished fire in their temples to the gods because it was most like them. fire was not like the gods, but it was what they appeared in to mort

s of central america, the gigantic ruins scattered all over tartary and india, to see how gloriously they symbolised the majesty of the supreme. to these uprights, obelisks, or lithoi, of the old world, including the bethel, or jacob s pillar, or pillow, raised in the plain of luz, we will add, as the commemorative or reminding shape of the fire, the pyramids of ascending and descending signs. 61 egypt, the millenarius, gnomon, mete-stone, or mark, called london stone, all crosses raised at the junction of four roads, all market-crosses, the round towers of ireland, and, in all the changeful aspects of their genealogy, all spires and towers, in their grand hieroglyphic proclamation, all over the world. all these are phalli, and express a sublime meaning (a) aries (b) taurus (c) gemini (d)

scent, equally with the moon, or disc, or two-pointed globe of the sidonian ashtaroth (after whose forbidden worship solomon, the wisest of mankind, in his defection from the god of his fathers, evilly thirsted; also, the mystic discus, or round, of the egyptians, so continually repeated, and set, as it were, as the forehead-mark upon all the temples of the land of soothsayers and sorcerers, this egypt so profound in its philosophies, in its wisdom, in its magic seeing, and in its religion, raising out of the black abyss a god to shadow it, all the minarets of the mohammedan, we say, together with all the other symbols of moon, of disc, of wings, or of horns (equally with the shadowy and preternatural beings in all mythologies and in all theologies, to which these adjuncts or insignia are

if, as herodotus asserts, zeus originally represented the whole circle of heaven. according to the ancient opinion of heraclitus, the contest of opposing forces is the origin of new bodies, and the reconcilement of these contending principles is called combustion. this is, according to montfaugon, sketched in the minutest detail in the engravings of the ancient phoenician cabiri. from india into egypt was imported this spiritual firebelief. we recognise, again, its never-failing structuresignal. rightly regarded, the great pyramids are nothing but the world-enduring architectural attestation, following (in the pyramidal) the well-known leading law of egypt s templar-piling mound-like, spiry of the universal flame- faith. place a light upon the summit, star-like upon the sky, and a prodigi


JESSUP MK THE CASE FOR THE UFO

at least two principle waves of civilization. the first can be said, roughly, to be antediluvian and the second postdiluvian, speaking in general terms and putting the flood, or its equivalent, far enough back in history so as to coincide with the cataclysm which caused it. all of the centers of civilization and cultural renaissance recognized by present-day anthropologists india, peru, yucatan, egypt, babylonia, greece, china, rome, england and others are but the reviving remnants of an empire and civilization which colonized the world a hundred thousand years ago. they area all "parts" or nuclei, in one great renaissance which has been taking place for, roughly, six to ten thousand years. in it are some traces of the archaic, original, master culture, and, perhaps through india, tibet

interest of maintaining a working hypothesis acceptable to science in its current state of thinking. a thorn in an ostriches head, pains so continually that it hide it in the sand, yet it pains it still, ed? in addition to all this there is the refusal to acknowledge evidence antedating the current subwave which extends back only about three thousand to eight thousand years, and that far only in egypt and south asia. all data in conflict with this basic assumption are rejected by definition. many of the so-called erratics cease to be erratics by the simple expedient of admitting the real antiquity of human culture upon the earth. most of the perpetual squabble over whether asians settled america, or american colonized asia, are painlessly dissolved by merely extending the time scale back

14 feet by 17 feet wide and 70 feet long. one could use the same words almost to describe the massive unfinished stone statues left in the quarries on easter island. something sudden terminated the work of easter island and baalbek. i do not say that it was the very same something, but the epoch is certainly of the same order of time and there are elements in common--easter island, peru, baalbek, egypt all with screaming evidence of sudden overwhelming disaster happening to a race of beings who handled rocks weighing hundreds and hundreds of tons. they should see the "atlantic chain" cities great undersea metropolises. there is little in baalbek, easter island, peru, or egypt to show a gradual development of so advanced a culture or civilization: they, or at least their megalithic stone wo

fire circle was large and long, about fifty meters. during their second appearance they were very numerous and shining, and fishes and volatiles fell down from the sky. and their movements through the sky, from north to south, was regular, and, more than that, powerful! therefore the king thought that the best thing to do was to pacify the hearth of ammon ra, lord of the thrones of the two lands (egypt. this record is a part of the archives of a responsible government. the event was unusual enough to warrant inscribing in the archives, and to have the past records searched for precedent. the descriptions are concise, although the vacant places are annoying in their omissions. de rachewiltz's comments, supplementing his translation, indicate an interpretation similar to that which we, ourse

s egyptian record; that mechanical flight, if it had been previously known to the egyptians, or to their progenitors, was already a completely lost science in 1500 bc. it is in line with our thinking that the egyptians were merely another one of the trickles through the dyke of time from the previous great wave of civilization. the records of tibet, however, seem to be more complete than those of egypt, and more ancient. perhaps it is because the mountain fastnesses of tibet and northern india have not been subjected to the burnings and other destructive activities of western civilization which annihilated the libraries of the egyptians and the mayas. true if one may judge from his writings, colonel james churchward, in a lifetime of study, learned something of the lore which is stored in


K AMBER THE BASICS OF MAGICK

o better people. magick (the occult kind, spelled with a 'k) is one of the oldest and most general of these systems. magick is the study and application of psychic forces. it uses mental training, concentration, and a system of symbols to program the mind. the purpose of magick is to alter the self and the environment according to the will. most of the magick we see today comes to us from ancient egypt and chaldea. the chinese, hindus, and tibetans developed their own unique types of magick. western magick was locked up by the egyptian priests for thousands of years and then supressed by the rise of christianity. it was not until medieval europe that magical knowledge was rediscovered by the alchemists and cabalists. only during the past hundred years or so has western culture been open mi


KETAB E SIYAH

tribes by the sorceries of gabriel, and the human race was sundered into many nations that spread from the kingdom between two rivers to many of the lands of the world, untrodden by human foot in those pristine days. seeking new kingdoms and new glories the thousand princes of the nephilim scattered to the north and south, to the east and west, to wild scythia or parched arabia, to persia and to egypt of the eternal nile. by the plough and mattock they did quell the wilderness and set to order what was once untamed. the shedim went about the lands of men in those times and taught man of many things that he knew not. ashmedai and aset taught to the sages of the nephilim the letters of recording and the numbers of counting that their words would not be lost like breath but would be recorded

move against them 302 and the shedim shall not win them back. yet not mine to command are the nephilim for they are free of my power. yet should this nation forsake your altar and come before the shedim then you have no recourse against me for it is of their own will that they do this thing and they shall be conquered by my greater nations and they shall dwell in exile be it in chaldee or else in egypt. know also that they are but secure against the shedim yet their nation shall be destroyed not by my hand but by one of the elohim. this do my eyes see clearly. those that i give to you, exile and ruin is their lot just as it is yours. thus have i acceded to your will and go now to the earth to take upon the form of a goat that i might be a sacrifice upon the altar. send then raphael unto th

of the earth, mother to that prince most blessed that is the very son of heaven. swiftly must you fly hence for it is that herod, king of israel, grows jealous of the blessing of your son and perceives in that boy that which would eclipse his kingdom. thus, in his fear and hatred, has he sent forth soldiers against us that the child shall be destroyed. this must not be. take hence the child unto egypt, the great kingdom of the nile for there shall you be protected and herod's arm shall not there reach. make haste then that the precious child is saved from herod's wrath. 332 those that would pursue you i shall thwart them and shall watch you on the road of exile. have no fear for you shall be provided for even as your ancestors were succoured as they fled here from that land which you now

d for even as your ancestors were succoured as they fled here from that land which you now make to. go then, mary, and fear not" then with a word of power gabriel made blind the eyes of men to the passing of the mother and the child even as he fell upon the soldiers that had come to destroy the boy. as mary fled with her son in her arms from the house that had homed them and went upon the road to egypt, terrible cries came from within. no strength had herod's men against the full wrath of gabriel as he went amongst with four blades singing and, cutting to every side, made bloody butchery of the stricken killers. even as he whirled the dreadful instrument he howled his rage and the battle's joy so loud that even heaven heard his voice and michael in his high tower fell to his knees with fea

l that his part would not long be unknown to gabriel. the company that yet waited without heard both howls and screams come from within and such fear took them that they had not strength to flee that even when came forth from the portal a dread form, crimson-dyed with blood, they were cut down like wheat, standing unresisting before the scythe. so did jesu escape the wrath of herod. the child, in egypt, abided seven years and then, when the tetrarch had but forgotten 333 all that misery his hand had wrought was jesu restored to the land of israel and returned to his mother's town which was called nazareth. there did he grow and become a man. even as he did grow to manhood again and again descended gabriel from heaven to instruct him in many arts and to inscribe upon his soul belief in a gr


LAITMAN M FROM CHAOS TO HARMONY

nd has stretched over thousands of years. after using abraham s method for several generations, the intensified ego appeared in his group, too. in that state, to cope with the new egoism, it needed to find a higher level of the method of achieving balance with nature. 162 from chaos to harmony the provider of this new method was moses, the great kabbalist of that time. moses led the people out of egypt, out of the domination of the new ego, and taught them to be as one man in one heart, as parts of a single body. because of its size, this group was now called a people or a nation. however, genetically, it was part of the ancient babylonian people to which abraham belonged, as even science confirms today.21 moses method of balancing with nature was a continuation of abraham s method. it was


LAITMAN M KABBALAH ATTAINING THE WORLDS BEYOND

ction. this process of correcting the direction of one s thought occurs while one constantly studies kabbalah, since every human being s task is to steer thoughts and deeds in the right direction. by doing so, they will commune uniquely with the goal of creation. this is especially important while studying kabbalah, since there is no stronger means of coming closer to the spiritual. in the bible, egypt symbolizes the supremacy of our egoism (it is thus known as mitzraim, from the words mitz-ra, the concentration of evil. amalek represents the tribe that waged war against yisrael (derived from yisra, straight, and el-creator, that is, those who want to steer themselves directly to the creator. amalek personifies our egoism, which under no circumstances wants to permit a person to become fre

because only this bond will facilitate our spiritual redemption. we should not ask the creator for the ability to see and experience miracles, falsely believing that this experience will help us overcome the self and bring an appreciation of the grandeur of the spiritual, rather than simply being overtaken by blind faith. kabbalah warns against such thinking when it tells the story of exodus from egypt: when amalek attacked the people, moses defeated them only by raising up his hands and asking for the power of faith. in the process of spiritual ascent, we constantly acquire a higher reason that increases with each attained level. as a result, we must constantly increase the power of our faith, so that it is always greater than the power of the intellect; otherwise, we may once again come

tance of perceiving the creator as a means to our improvement for his sake. revelation and concealment- 169- the ability to perform acts of goodness (altruistic acts) is not a means, but a reward for a person who wishes to resemble the creator. the sequential order of the process by which a person shifts away from egoism and towards the spiritual world can be found in the bible as the exodus from egypt. the appearance of vessels of bestowal in a person is called "the exodus from egypt" however, altruistic desires (vessels of bestowal) mean that a person would rather follow the path of faith than the path of knowledge. to exit from egoism is only possible when we feel spirituality, perceive the creator; and the light of wisdom splits the yam suf (red sea)in the middle. at this point, one pa

h (go) says the creator to the person "acharai ba midbar (after me in the desert) with the feeling that your life without perception of the spiritual is like a desert without a drop of water, that the small spark of redemption from the feeling of emptiness will seem to you like "a cool spring on your exhausted soul" a further example can be found in the passover haggada (story) on the exodus from egypt, from the spiritual captivity of pharaoh our egoism "pharaoh died" finally the person sees that his egoism is not for his good, that it kills him, and obligates him to serve it all of his life. this principle now, in his eyes "dies" and as long as he does not recognize that his egoism is his sole enemy, he thinks that his life and servitude in egypt (captivity to the desires of the body) was

d obligates him to serve it all of his life. this principle now, in his eyes "dies" and as long as he does not recognize that his egoism is his sole enemy, he thinks that his life and servitude in egypt (captivity to the desires of the body) was a good and favorable condition. and even afterwards, occasionally (during spiritual downfalls) he cries for the "plates of meat and bread" that he had in egypt, namely, that served his egoism in abundance. as long as pharaoh (the egoism in the heart of a person, the king (who ruled over all the thoughts and desires of a person) of egypt was alive, he dictated against the person s will what all of the person s desires and actions would be. this person is said to be found "in the exile (imprisonment) of egypt" captive to various egoistic desires (mit


LAITMAN M THE KABBALAH EXPERIENCE

hee, o lord (psalms 130, 1. q: is this what prayer is? t h e t h o u g h t o f c r e a t i o n 49 a: yes, this is prayer. otherwise, where will you raise your man (prayer) from? when you feel that all this is death, and only the creator has the solution, you ask, you plead and cry. in a moment you ll be dead, like one who stands above the abyss, like the situation in the middle of the exodus from egypt, standing at the shore before the red sea opened. we needn t hide our negative attributes; only use them creatively in negative situations. we should simply consult the creator before any action, and only then start acting. a n g e l s q: how can i always maintain my aim? a: before every thought, every action and every breath you take v think of the purpose! if a member of my group reminded

writing refers to this as follows: and the children of israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry rose up to god k (exodus 2, 23, because at that time, israel was desperate from the work, as he who draws water from the well in a punctured bucket. he draws water all day long and still has not a drop of water with which to soothe his thirst. so were the sons of israel in egypt; everything they built was buried right there in the ground. so it is with those who have not attained his love. everything they do for the purification of their souls the day before, is lost entirely today, and each moment and each day they must start anew as though they had never done anything in their life. and then, the children of israel sighed by reason of the bondage because they clea

balah. by definition, kabbalah is not a science of entering the higher world- that is only a part of it. kabbalah is a method that teaches how to unite with the creator and achieve the goal of creation, meaning kabbalah actually starts beyond the barrier. 4. the barrier stands between israel and kabbalah because the desire called israel (with the aim for the creator) is under the power of egoism (egypt, surrounded by this wall. today, this desire feels the need to escape from egypt. c r o s s i n g t h e b a r r i e r q: please answer my question: do people feel when they actually cross the barrier? if so, is this feeling lasting or temporary? i mean, can a person know certainty that he is already there? a: we go through all processes both before and after crossing the barrier in full cons

gone, leave us feeling emptier and even more dissatisfied than before. pharaoh must motivate us to spirituality, so that afterwards, when we receive the spiritual delight, he will take it for himself. in our world, pharaoh motivates us to receive pleasure using our regular desire to please ourselves. in the haggada of passover, he is called the old pharaoh. then it is said that a new king rose in egypt, and this is the pharaoh who takes us to spirituality, and then takes receives it himself. in fact, contrary to the pleasures of this world, one can receive spiritual pleasures only in a vessel called faith above reason, meaning with the intent to enjoy in order to please the creator. pharaoh pushes man to receive spiritual pleasures for himself. but man cannot receive such pleasures directl

itself time and again, and each time pharaoh brings man to such desperation that he cries for the creator to save him from the hands of pharaoh. at this point, pharaoh s work is done, and he appears before man as an angel, an emissary of the creator. s h o r t e n e d e x i l e q: baal hasulam writes about a premature spiritual birth. how does this happen and can it be prevented? a: the exile in egypt was supposed to last 400 years, to match the four degrees of the development of each desire. instead, it lasted only t h e k a b b a l a h e x p e r i e n c e 212 210 years. as a result, israel had to experience three more exiles: persia and media, babylon and the current and last exile. an early exit from exile, from pregnancy, is called abortion. but this also happens in the collective dev


LAITMAN M THE PATH OF KABBALAH

ay that we feel it as solid, liquid, or gas, as vegetative or as animate. everything we can imagine and can see around us is built inside our own senses, making us feel as though everything exists outside us. but the truth is that there is nothing outside, only the creator. this world is the lowest point that a kabbalist attains. it is the total opposite of the creator and is termed, the exile in egypt. the natural power that works on us in that state, the power of our egoistic nature, doesn t allow us to advance anywhere except to care for ourselves. this is called the state of pharaoh. our egoism doesn t let us feel the sublime and perfect state. it is egoism, man s inner and vicious force called pharaoh, that the torah speaks of at length, whereas the force that frees one of that state

ng that happened or that is happening in the spiritual world has already happened in ours, everything except the coming of the messiah and our ascent and exit from this world to the spiritual world. this is all that still awaits us. but the times to come before the ascent are also the hardest, darkest, and most painful. when we work on ourselves with kabbalah, we enter a state called the exile in egypt. during this process, we feel that we are becoming less virtuous, that we were better before we began our studies. this is incorrect; it is through our studies that we discover our true nature. as we continue to study and be influenced by the light and our correct study of kabbalah, we develop a strong desire to cross this barrier and enter the spiritual world. we long to resemble the creato

rm, eretz (land) in the spiritual world refers to where you are or the place you are headed. the word, eretz comes from the word, ratzon (desire. our souls consist of one big desire (eretz) with many smaller lands inside them. there are desires called the nations of the world or abroad and there is the land of israel, which is the closest desire to the creator. the neighbors of this eretz jordan, egypt, and syria want the land of israel because that is where the creator can be found. the correction process begins with the finest desires, called israel or galgalta and eynaim. on the one hand, they are the closest desires to the creator, but on the other, they are the farthest. this is because of the law of the oppositeness between lights and vessels. for us to return to the creator, we must

spiritual worlds. and although this world is not considered a spiritual world, it is a conscious, quasi-spiritual state that precedes the entrance to the spiritual world. in such a state, a person already acknowledges one s insignificance with regard to the spiritual world. it is most important for us to push ourselves from our current state to the state of this world, our descent to the state of egypt. the acute sensation of that state is called the exile in egypt. then we will push ourselves into the spiritual world. once in spirituality, our troubles are over because we will have the creator to guide us. at that stage, we will already have a close connection with the upper force; we will be in close contact with it and connect with it as we connect with each other in this world. all the

as if on a screen before their eyes, but at the same time they understand that it is the creator who plants these attributes there. thus, they are presented with creation as it is inside them. q: is there not a paradox here? on the one hand, the creator wants to give us delight and pleasure, but on the other he sends us pain! a: take abraham, for example. we see that he did not want to go down to egypt (symbolic of those of us who don t wish to occupy ourpa r t o n e: t h e b e g i n n i n g 57 selves with spiritual development. he thinks: what do i need it for? it is hard, unpleasant, and goes against my ego. a person can be pushed only by hunger, just as the famine forced abraham to do down to egypt. spiritual famine, physical famine, and agony are the only things that compel one to act


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d moon. the villains. the inscription (second edition: our master h. a. instead of hiram abiff) chapter ix the higher degrees the masonic plane. the ceremony of installation. the mark degree. the holy royal arch. still higher. the rose croix. black masonry. white masonry. how to use the powers. our relation with angels. chapter x (chapter ix in first edition) two wonderful rituals the workings in egypt. the form of the temple of amen-ra. the building of the temple of amen-ra. the unveiling of the hidden light. the offerings. the descent of osiris. the distribution of the sacrament. the re-union of osiris. the shining of the light. the pledge and the blessing. the ceremony of the holy angels. the lodge and officers. the triangle of adepts. the arrival of the angels. the building of the temp

nd the chapter on reincarnation in my textbook of theosophy) i do not propose now to advance arguments in its favour, though they exist in abundance, but simply to state that for me, as for many others, it is a fact of personal experience. the only one of those previous lives of mine with which we are here concerned was lived some four thousand years before christ in the country which we now call egypt. 3. when i was initiated into freemasonry in this life, my first sight of the lodge was a great and pleasant surprise, for i found that i was perfectly familiar with all its arrangements, and that they were identical with those which i had known six thousand years ago in the mysteries of egypt. i am quite aware that this is a startling statement; i can only say that it is literally true. no

which i had known six thousand years ago in the mysteries of egypt. i am quite aware that this is a startling statement; i can only say that it is literally true. no mistake is possible; coincidence will not serve as an explan-ation. the placing of the three chief officers is unusual; the symbols are significant and distinctive, and their combination is peculiar; yet they all belonged to ancient egypt, and i knew them well there. almost all the ceremonies are unchanged; there are only a few differences in minor points. the s c ps taken, the k c s given- all have a symbolical meaning which i distinctly remember. 4. egyptian evidences 5. knowing these facts to be so from my own experience, i set to work to collect ordinary physical-plane corroborative evidence for them from such books as we

cane schools, by bro. john yarker, and freemasonry and the ancient gods, by bro. j. s. m. ward. i will proceed to summarize, with grateful acknowledgment, the information derived from these volumes. masons of various degrees will be able to select from it the features which remind them of their own ceremonies. 6. some interesting illustrations have been collected from the wall-pictures of ancient egypt, and from vignettes on various papyri, chiefly from the book of the dead, of which there are many recensions. it is clear from these sources that the formation of the temple in egypt was 7. figure 1 8. 9. a double square, and in the centre were three cubes standing one upon another, forming an altar(*churchward, the arcana of freemasonry, p. 43) upon which were laid their volumes of the sacr

s having given it to his followers. 16. the masonic square was well-known, and was called neka. it is to be found in many temples, and also appears in the great pyramid. it is said that it was used for squaring stones, and also symbolically for squaring conduct, which once more resembles the modern interpretation. to build on the square was to build for ever, according to the teachings of ancient egypt; and in the egyptian hall of judgment osiris is seen seated on the square while judging the dead (see plate ii b) 17. 18. thus the square came to symbolize the foundation of eternal law(*churchward, the arcana of freemasonry, p. 59) 19. the egyptians used the rough and the smooth ashlars with much the same meaning that masons attach to them today(*ibid, p. 60) a wand surmounted by a dove is


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uthor in the preface* contents author s preface chapter i schools of masonic thought the origins of masonry. the authentic school. the anthro-pological school. the mystical school. the occult school. the knowledge of the occultist. the occult records. the sacramental power. the form and the life. orthodoxy and heresy. chapter ii the egyptian mysteries the message of the world teacher. the gods of egypt. isis and osiris. animal deities. the practice of embalming. other deities. the brothers of horus. consecration. the purpose of the mysteries. the degrees of the mysteries. the mysteries of isis. the preliminary trials. the mystery language. the duality of each degree. the inner mysteries of isis. the mysteries of serapis. the inner degree of serapis the mysteries of osiris. the legend of os

the universe, must have had the liberal sciences, particularly geometry, written on his heart, while others, less fanciful, have attributed its origin to abraham, moses, or solomon. dr. oliver, writing as late as the first part of the nineteenth century, held that masonry, as we have it to-day, is the only true relic of the faith of the patriarchs before the flood, while the ancient mysteries of egypt and other countries, which so closely resembled it, were but human corruptions of the one primitive and pure tradition. as scientific and historical knowledge progressed in other fields of research, and especially in the criticism of the scriptures, scientific methods were gradually applied to the study of masonry, so that to-day there exists a vast body of fairly accurate and most interesti

the idea that they were copied from european sources. masonic scholars have by no means exhausted the facts which may be discovered in this most interesting field of research, but even with our present knowledge it is clear that rites analogous to those we call masonic are among the most ancient on earth, and may be found in some form or other in almost all parts of the world. our signs exist in egypt and mexico, in china and india, in greece and rome, upon the temples of burma and the cathedrals of mediaeval europe; and there are said to be shrines in southern india where the same secrets are taught under binding pledges as are communicated to us in the craft and high grades in modern europe and america. 14. among pioneers in this field we should mention bro. albert churchward, the autho

much more. he hears and understands all that the people say, and he is conscious of all their thoughts and motives; and one of the most interesting of the many possibilities which open up before one who has learnt to read the records is the study of the thought of ages long past- the thought of the cave-men and the lake-dwellers as well as that which ruled the mighty civilizations of atlantis, of egypt or chaldaea. what splendid possibilities open up before the man who is in full possession of this power may easily be imagined. he has before him a field of historical research of most entrancing interest. not only can he review at his leisure all history with which we are acquainted, correcting as he examines it the many errors and misconceptions which have crept into the accounts handed do

ago, and absolutely experience over again the thoughts and the emotions, the pleasures and the pains of a prehistoric past. 34. in the light of this occult knowledge (which is within the reach of the inner sight) masonry is seen to be far greater and holier than its initiates appear generally to realize. as tradition has always indicated, it is found to be a direct descendant of the mysteries of egypt (once the heart of that splendid faith whose wisdom and power were the glory of the ancient world- those mysteries which were the parent and prototype of the secret schools of other neighbouring lands, and its purpose is still to serve as a gateway to the true mysteries of the great white lodge. it offers to its initiates far more than a mere moralization upon building tools, and yet it is f


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he name of a demon or an angel. abaddon is also referred to as a place the pit in milton s paradise regained (iv, 624. alternately, abaddon is identified with a demon, or the devil himself, in the third-century acts of thomas, as well as in john bunyan s puritan classic, pilgrim s progress.within modern ceremonial magic, it constitutes the name for god invoked by moses to bring down the rain over egypt, as reported by samuel liddell mathers in the greater key of solomon. there is also a reference to abaddon as the sixth of the seven lodges of hell in the work of the cabalist joseph ben abraham gikatilla. in various sources,abaddon is identified as the angel of death and destruction, demon of the abyss, and chief of the demons of the underworld. see also demons;magic and magical groups for

et theme. catholics utilize figurines and pictures of certain saints in a similar manner. the ancient egyptians used eye amulets to protect good health. they also used the udjat eye on pottery, rings, and other amulets to ward off the forces of darkness. the udjat eye was the characteristic stylization of the eye of the youthful egyptian sun god horus. the udjat eye was placed on rings in ancient egypt. the scarab beetle symbolized resurrection after death and protection against evil magic. mummies wore a heart scarab as an amulet on their breasts. seals and jeweled charms in the form of scarabs protected wearers against evil. the hebrews, as early as 2200 b.c, wore crescent moons to ward off the evil eye and attached bells to their clothing to ward off evil spirits. in ancient rome (753 b

into jewish lore where he was known as a raging fiend, per the book of tobit. it is in this same book that the story is told about how asmodeus had killed the seven previous bridegrooms of sarah, and then planned to strike once more against the eighth a young man name tobias. but this time asmodeus was not successful as the archangel raphael was protecting tobias. raphael exiled asmodeus to upper egypt, where he was kept under restraint by another angel until he finally moved on to hell. in demonology, it is said that one must invoke asmodeus only when bareheaded, otherwise he will trick the caller. asmodeus is also in charge of gaming houses.asmodeus shows up in other writings, such as the devil on two sticks, by alain r. le sage, in which he is the central character. in jewish legend asm

numerous u.s. states as well as in canada, great britain, the netherlands, west germany, new zealand, columbia, and the island of aruba in the caribbean. see also magic and magical groups for further reading: melton, j. gordon. encyclopedia of american religion. detroit, mi: gale research, 1996. candles the earliest evidence of candles made of beeswax has been found on the island of crete and in egypt where candles were used 5,000 years ago. along with their practical use as sources of light, candles have long been considered a means to repel unfavorable spirits while favoring good ones. besides this connotation, candles have played an important role in a multitude of rites and spells. they have been used both by witches during sabbats and by christians in exorcism rituals. magic rituals

years ago. along with their practical use as sources of light, candles have long been considered a means to repel unfavorable spirits while favoring good ones. besides this connotation, candles have played an important role in a multitude of rites and spells. they have been used both by witches during sabbats and by christians in exorcism rituals. magic rituals involving candles are documented in egypt and in rome in the early centuries c.e, while christians introduced the use of candles in their rituals in the fourth century and began consecrating and placing them on altars in the twelfth century. it is an ancient jewish tradition to place candles in the room where a dying or dead person lies; candles are believed to ward off evil spirits and purify the air in the room. subsequently, chri


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silent) 6. there are three important practices connected with all forms of ceremonial (and the two methods which later we shall describe. these are (1) assumption of god-forms (2) vibration of divine names (3) rituals of "banishing" and "invoking. these, at least, should be completely mastered before the dangerous methods of chapter v and vi are attempted. iii 1. the magical images of the gods of egypt should be made thoroughly familiar. thiis can be done by studying them in any public museum, or in such books as may be accessible to the student. they should then be carefully painted by him, both from the model and from memory. 2. the student, seated in the "god" position, or in the characteristic attitude of the god desired, should then imagine his image as coinciding with his own body, o


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a, or baie higher manas visuddhi (larynx) rupraga 4 silabata paramesa 5 patigha 6 lower manas anahata (heart) udakkha 7 kama manipura (solar plexus) mano 8 aib prana svadistthana (navel) sakkya-ditti 9 hati linga sharira muladhara (lingam and anus) kama 1010 kheibt, khat, tet, sahu sthula sharira avigga cxx. magical images of the sephiroth. cxxi* the grades of the order. cxxii. the ten plagues of egypt. 0. 08=0. 1 ancient bearded king seen in profile 10 =18 ipsissimus death of first-born 2 almost any male image shows some aspect of chokmah. 9 =28 magus locusts 3 almost any female image shows some aspect of binah 8 =38 magister templi 3rd order darkness 4 a mighty crowned and enthroned king 7 =48 adeptus exemptus hail and fire 5 a mighty warrior in his chariot, armed and crowned 6 =58 adept

pic jars in which the internal organs of the deceased were preserved, and their g.d. attributions to the crossquarters probably derive from a single find of an egyptian tomb which had the four jars with the images of the gods disposed thus. transcriber s endnotes 53 col. xx. line 23: possibly a g.d. coptic spelling of ashtoreth (astarte, asherah) who according to budge (op. cit) was worshipped in egypt in the later dynastic period. line 25: a g.d. coptic spelling of aroueris. col. xxi. all this is derived from the famous speech in cap. 42 of the book of the dead. some minor errors have been corrected. the planets are referred to the face according to the attributions in agrippa (tom. ii cap. x; hence the duplication of left and right eye, ear and nostril. line 15: budge has hands. line 32


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elopment by that way. n the book of wisdom or folly 89 gk de magno opere (of the great work) ut now give ear most eagerly, thou son of my loins, for i will now discourse unto thee of thine own attainment, without which all is but idleness. know first that conscious thought is but phenomenal, the noise of thy machine. now chemistry, or al-chem-y meaneth the egyptian science, and the true magick of egypt hath this for its foundation. we have in our house many substances which act directly upon the blood, and many practices of virtue similar, to simulate, compose, purify, analyse, direct, or concentrate the thought. confer ccxx. ii, 22. but this action is subtle and of man modes, and dependeth heavily on the conditions of the experiment, whereof the first is thine own will therein. therefore

y jerome politt of kendal; oscar eckenstein of the mountain discovered manhood in me, teaching me to endure hardship, and to dare many shapes of death; also he nurtured me in concentration, the art of the mystics, but without lumber of theology. allan bennett bestowed upon me the right art of magic, and our holy qabalah, with a great treasure of learning in many matters, but especially concerning egypt, and asia, the mysteries of their arcane wisdom. but of cecil jones had i the great gift of the holy magick of abramelin, and he inducted me into that order which we name not, because of the silliness of the profane that pretend thereto, and he brought me to the knowledge and conversation of the holy guardian angel; also, he was the herald of the masters of the temple when they bade me welco


LIBER CXCVII STORY OF SIR PALAMEDES

at it is not-self, throweth himself into the sea. but the beast setteth him ashore. xxvi. rowed by kanakas to japan, he praiseth the stability of fuji-yama. but, an earthquake arising, the pilgrims are swallowed up. xxvii. upon the yang-tze-kiang he contemplateth immortal change. yet, perceiving that the changes themselves constitute stability, he is again baulked, and biddeth his men bear him to egypt. xxviii. in an egyptian temple he hath performed the bloody sacrifice, and cursed osiris. himself suffering that curse, he is still far from the attainment. xxix. in the land of egypt he performeth many miracles. but from the statue of memnon issueth the questing, and he is recalled from that illusion. xxx. upon the plains of chaldea he descendeth into the bowels of the earth, where he behol

iii sir palamede the saracen hath clad him in a sable robe; hath curses, writ by holy men from all the gardens of the globe. he standeth at an altar-stone; the blood drips from the slain babe.s throat; his chant rolls in a magick moan; his head bows to the crowned goat. his wand makes curves and spires in air; the smoke of incense curls and quivers; his eyes fix in a glass-cold stare: the land of egypt rocks and shivers .lo! by thy gods, o god, i vow to burn the authentic bones and blood of curst osiris even now to the dark nile fs upsurging flood! i cast thee down, oh crowned and throned! to black amennti.s void profane. until mine anger be atoned thou shalt not ever rise again. with firm red lips and square black beard, osiris in his strength appeared. liber cxcvii 66 he made the sign th


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erian agnostics! and there is an end of the matter. vi it is surely time that we began to question the validity of some of our data. so far our scepticism has not only knocked to pieces our tower of thought, but rooted up the foundation-stone and ground it into finer and more poisonous powder than that into which moses ground the calf. these golden elohim! our calfheads that brought us not out of egypt, but into a darkness deeper and more tangible than any darkness of the double empire of asar. hume put his little? to berkeley fs god; buddha his? to the vedic atman!.and neither hume nor buddha was baulked of his reward. ourselves may put? to our own? since we have found no! to put it to; and wouldn ft it be jolly if our own second? suddenly straightened its back and threw its chest out and


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it is in any case remarkable that i was born in october (1875; suffered the terrible mystic trance which turned me toward the path in october (1896; applied for admission to g d in october (1898; opened my temple at boleskine in october (1899; received the mysteries of l.i.l. in october (1900; and obtained the grade of 6= 5; obtained the first true mystic results in october (1901; first landed in egypt in october (1902; landed again in egypt in october (1903; first parted from rose in october (1904; wrote the b.-i-m.1 in october (1905, and obtained 1 [i.e. the bagh-i-muattar, also known as the scented garden of abdullah the satirist of shiraz. t.s] john st. john 7 the grade of 7= 4; received the great initiation in october 1906; and, continuing, received the books lxv and vii, etc. in octo


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at least one fine morning she was found to be enceinte. the foolish father never thought of the hypothesis which commends itself most readily to a man of the world, not to say a man of science, and adopted that of a second messiah! he took the utmost pains to conceal the birth of the child, treated everybody who came to the house as an emissary of herod, and finally made up his mind to flee into egypt! like most religious maniacs, he never had an idea of his own, but distorted the beautiful and edifying events of the bible into insane and ridiculous ones, which he proceeded to plagiarise. on the voyage out the virgin mother became enamoured, as was her wont, of the nearest male, in this case a fellow-traveller. he, being well able to support her in the luxury which she desired, easily per

n of the lord, was not a little perplexed by the sudden disappearance of his wife. at first he supposed that she had been translated, but, finding that she had not left behind the traditional mantle behind her, he abandoned this supposition in favour of quite a different, and indeed a more plausible one. he now believed her to be the scarlet woman of the apocalypse, with variations. on arrival in egypt he hired an old native nurse, and sailed for odessa. once in russia he could find gog and magog, and present to them the child as antichrist. for he was no persuaded that he himself was the first beast, and would ask the sceptic to count his seven heads and ten horns. the heads, however, rarely totted up accurately. at this point the accounts of mr. turle and mathilde diverge slightly. the c

pophagous must always remain a comic word. 731. the flaming star.75.or pentagram, mystically referred to jeheshua. 732. zohar.76..splendour. the three central books of the dogmatic qabalah. 733. pigeon.77.says an old writer, whom i translate roughly .thou to thy lamb and dove devoutly bow, but leave me, prithee, yet my hawk and cow: and i approve thy greybeard dotard.s smile, if thou wilt that of egypt.s crocodile. 746. lost! lost! lost !78.see the lay of the last minstrel. 759. ain elohim.79..there is no god. so our bible. but this is really the most sublime affirmation of the qabalist .ain is god. for the meaning of ain, and of this idea, see .berashith. infra. the .fool. is he of the tarot, to whom the number 0 is attached, to make the meaning patent to a child .i insult your idol. quot


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nt] 6. there are three important practices connected with all forms of ceremonial (and the two methods which later we shall describe. these are (1) assumption of god-forms (2) vibrations of divine names (3) rituals of .banishing. and .invoking. these, at least, should be completely mastered before the dangerous methods of chapters v. and vi. are attempted. iii 1. the magical images of the gods of egypt6 should be made thoroughly familiar. this can be done by studying them in any public museum, or in such books as may be accessible to the student.7 they should then be carefully painted by him, both from the model and from memory. 2. the student, seated in the .god. position, or in the characteristic attitude of the god desired, should then imagine his image as coinciding with his own body


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s line in point ii. 2 the goetia version has giabas h( fiabaj. besz (bec) is a coptic spelling of the dwarf-god bes, as employed in the golden dawn, where for some inexplicable reason he had become one of the three elements making up the gevil persona h and was described as the gbrutal power of demonic force h (i am unaware of any evidence for bes being regarded as a demonic or malignant power in egypt) oddly, in some of the graco-egyptian magical papyri, bes is identified with the headless one. 3 the goetia version has giapos h( fiapoj. apophrasz (apovrac) is a coptic spelling of apep (hellenised as apophis, the monster-serpent of egyptian myth; in the g.d. z documents, another element of the evil persona, dubbed the gstooping dragon h (the third part of the evil person was set-typhon; wh

ic and greek magical papyrus of london and leiden. 4 the goetia version has gmosheh h (mousej in the original greek. gankh-f-n-khonsu h was a theban priest of the 25th dynasty whom crowley claimed as a previous incarnation after discovering his funary stele as exhibit no. 666 in a cairo museum in march 1904 (see the equinox of the gods. see also crowley fs remarks on this line in point ii. 5 i.e. egypt. the goetia version has gishrael h( fistrael in the original greek; similarly in line 3. see also crowley fs remarks on this line in point ii. 6 the goetia version has gpaphro osorronophris h (fapro fosoronnwfrij in the original greek, probably meant for gpharaoh asar un-nefer h. 7 with a couple of exceptions (ff for uu in section g, f renders letters which were originally omega, long eo. f


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ks through the blood of his kin, this is forever a path of fence walking, from which one shall be revealed the great mysteries, spoken in the wind. this is forever a path, from which lilith emerges in the fire of the sabbat, and lucifer emerges as the sun. through the art of sorcery shall the winding path be shown, the sheet of burial shall we be wrapped in, to guide us from the ancient burial of egypt and the waking in the dream of the desert and forest through the art of magick shall we all be elevated towards the light. lucifer is the light bringer of humanity; he is the spirit force of fire and light. lucifer would be considered the same as the thelemic aiwass, the spirit of the 93 current that brings love and positive self-growth through magick. the word magick itself is defined as as


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rt of the great work of communion with the holy guardian angel, and greater servitor or familiar. vampirism a secret art of predatory spiritualism, which involves astral projection and aspects of lycanthropy, communion with the dead and necromantic workin tluciferian sorcery and set- typhon by michael w. ford first written in 2003 and updated january 2006 suti (set) and the devil-forms of ancient egypt i am the crocodile-god (sebak) who dwelleth amid his terrors. i am the crocodile-god and i seize (my prey) like a ravening beast transformation into the crocodile-god from the egyptian book of the dead set is considered in the developing luciferian gnosis as the adversary, an early form of the adversary. the crocodile god sebak in the egyptian book of the dead draws some aspects similar in n

t the natural laws and went forth upon its own course. in the luciferian path, the common element of practice is to forge with your own identification of mythology, your own path against others. that is, by antinomian practice from a spiritual foundation, the adept becomes like set or ahriman, not in any western evil definition, rather in the spiritual sense. the names of the adversary in ancient egypt (as set and apophis) were many, a few examples are: nak, sabau, apophis, suti, baba, smy, hemhemti, pakerbeth, saatet-ta, qerneru, tutu, nesht, hau-hra, iubani, amam, sebaent- seba, khak-ab, khan-ru,uai sau, beteshu, kharubu the four times wicked the smaiu and mesu betshet were the children of rebellion, those who were shape shifters and cult members who venerated the serpent as their god. a

the demon serpent of chaos who devoured many, battled often by set, later apep was conquered and mastered by set, soon apep merged into set. just as the most common form of apep was a crocodile, this was also a form that sutekh or set took as well. suti (set) was also often a god of death, devouring spirits or befriending them as well. predatory spiritualism had its roots in the world in ancient egypt, from what the gods practice shall some adepts practice as well. in the tuat, a demon-serpent called sati-temui who was seventy cubits long and was said to grow strong from devouring the souls of the dead who were there. there is also a mention of a serpent called akriu who was also an enemy of ra as well. there was a place of fire in the tuat as well, where there was a lord in the form of a


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trees the flower, a phallic symbol--the lotus blossom--the scandinavian world tree, yggdrasil--the sprig of acacia--the juice of the grape--the magical powers of the mandrake. 93 stones, metals, and gems prehistoric monuments--the tablets of the law--the holy grail--the ages of the world- talismanic jewels--zodiacal and planetary stones and gems. 97 ceremonial magic and sorcery the black magic of egypt--doctor johannes faustus--the mephistopheles of the grimores--the invocation of spirits--pacts with demons--the symbolism of the pentagram. 101 p. 8 the elements and their inhabitants. the paracelsian theory of submundanes--the orders of elemental beings--the gnomes, undines, salamanders, and sylphs--demonology--the incubus and succubus- vampirism. 105 hermetic pharmacology, chemistry, and t

the east" the magnificent institutions of hindu, chaldean, and egyptian learning must be recognized as the actual source of greek wisdom. the last was patterned after the shadow cast by the sanctuaries of ellora, ur, and memphis upon the thought substance of a primitive people. thales, pythagoras, and plato in their philosophic wanderings contacted many distant cults and brought back the lore of egypt and the inscrutable orient. from indisputable facts such as these it is evident that philosophy emerged from the religious mysteries of antiquity, not being separated from religion until after the decay of the mysteries. hence he who would fathom the depths of philosophic thought must familiarize himself with the teachings of those initiated priests designated as the first custodians of divi

wledge of chemistry and mathematics they hid within mythologies which the ignorant would perpetuate, or in the spans and arches of their temples which time has not entirely obliterated. they wrote in characters that neither the vandalism of men nor the ruthlessness of the elements could completely efface, today men gaze with awe and reverence upon the mighty memnons standing alone on the sands of egypt, or upon the strange terraced pyramids of palanque. mute testimonies these are of the lost arts and sciences of antiquity; and concealed this wisdom must remain until this race has learned to read the universal language--symbolism. the book to which this is the introduction is dedicated to the proposition that concealed within the emblematic figures, allegories, and rituals of the ancients i

ded as the first settler of britain, came from a place which the welsh triads call the summer country, the present site of constantinople. albert pike says that the lost word of masonry is concealed in the name of the druid god hu. the meager information extant concerning the secret initiations of the druids indicates a decided similarity between their mystery school and the schools of greece and egypt. hu, the sun god, was murdered and, after a number of strange ordeals and mystic rituals, was restored to life. there were three degrees of the druidic mysteries, but few successfully passed them all. the candidate was buried in a coffin, as symbolic of the death of the sun god. the supreme test, however, was being sent out to sea in an open boat. while undergoing this ordeal, many lost thei

the only one that answers all requirements. it will be evident that here we have origins in abundance for the freemason's eye and 'its nunquam dormio" the reader must nor confuse the persian mithra with the vedic mitra. according to alexander wilder "the mithraic rites superseded the mysteries of bacchus, and became the foundation of the gnostic system, which for many centuries prevailed in asia, egypt, and even the remote west" click to enlarge mithras slaying the bull. from lundy's monumental christianity. the most famous sculpturings and reliefs of this prototokos show mithras kneeling upon the recumbent form of a great bull, into whose throat he is driving a sword. the slaying of the bull signifies that the rays of the sun, symbolized by the sword, release at the vernal equinox the vit


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rom we don't know; the prevalent theory among witches is that it is produced via the nervous system. it is known variously by the names od, odyle, magnetism, telergy, or simply witch power. red-haired people are said to possess this energy in free-floating form available for projection more than any others, hence the awe and fear that the red-headed witch has been held in from the time of ancient egypt down to the present day. set, the sorcerous brother of osiris, was reputed to have had red hair; back in the old country in the eleventh century william rufus (son of william the conqueror) was publicly much feared on account of his connections with witchcraft, red hair, and the evil eye! today the red-headed witch has become something of a cliche, but the origin of the belief is rooted in c

ct this house and home and all who live therein, so shall i always thank you with due faith. hertha herself may be visualized as a dark, statuesque woman of mature age, robed in russet and green and bearing in her arms a sheaf of golden corn dotted with scarlet poppies. about her ankles and forearms twine green serpents, and her full dark breasts are exposed in the manner of the queens of ancient egypt. her lambent eyes are of dark gold; above her high coif of iron-dark hair she wears a square crenellated crown, like four towers bound together. these are the four castles or watchtowers of witchcraft that stand at the four quarters of the world. beneath her feet lush vegetation springs. behind her, in the mountainside, a giant cavern yawns. great masses of creeper trail over it in places li

eister crowley's 777 and dion fortune's mystical qabalah, are very handy. classics-minded witches would do well to consult such books as robert graves's work on the classical myths, those of c. kerenyi; and of course godfrey leland's aradia and etruscan magic and occult remedies, among others. should you, on the other hand, wish to give your coven a more african flavour, then the myths of ancient egypt and maybe the magical elements inherent within the west indian voodoo cult should be incorporated. the entities involved are exactly the same. they differ only in their outer cultural manifestations. the powers are identical. only when we encounter far eastern thought do we find any radical change. the difficulty of mixing oriental and occidental magical philosophies has been recognized by m


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er. i conjure ye by the most potent name of el. adonai tzabaoth, which is the god of armies, ruling in the heavens, which joseph invoked and was found worthy to escape from the hands of his brethren. i conjure ye by the most potent name of elohim tzabaoth, which expresseth piety, mercy, splendour, and knowledge of god, which moses invoked, and he was found worthy to deliver the people israel from egypt, and from the servitude of pharaoh. i conjure ye by the most potent name of shaddai, which signifieth doing good unto all; which moses invoked, and having struck the sea, it divided into two parts in the midst, on the right hand and on the left. i conjure ye by the most holy name of el chai, which is that of the living god, through the virtue of which alliance with us, and redemption for us

the name elohim, and in the name elohim, which moses named, invoked, and heard in horeb the mount of god, and he was found worthy to hear him speak from the burning bush; and by the name ain soph, which aaron heard, and was at once made eloquent, wise, and learned; and by the name tzabaoth, which moses named and invoked, and all the ponds and rivers were covered with blood throughout the land of egypt; and by the name iod, which moses named and invoked, and striking upon the dust of the earth both men and beasts were struck with disease; and by the name, and in the name primeumaton, which moses named and invoked, and there fell a great and severe hail throughout all the land of egypt, destroying the vines, the trees, and the woods which were in that country; and by the name iaphar, which

oth men and beasts were struck with disease; and by the name, and in the name primeumaton, which moses named and invoked, and there fell a great and severe hail throughout all the land of egypt, destroying the vines, the trees, and the woods which were in that country; and by the name iaphar, which moses heard and invoked, and immediately a great pestilence began to appear through all the land of egypt, striking and slaying the asses, the oxen, and the sheep of the egyptians, so that they all died; and by the name abaddon which moses invoked and sprinkled the dust towards heaven, and immediately there fell so great rain upon the men, cattle, and flocks, that they all died throughout the land of egypt; and by the name elion which moses invoked, and there fell so great hail as had never been

dust towards heaven, and immediately there fell so great rain upon the men, cattle, and flocks, that they all died throughout the land of egypt; and by the name elion which moses invoked, and there fell so great hail as had never been seen from the beginning of the world unto that time, so that all men, and herds, and everything that was in the fields perished and died throughout all the land of egypt. and by the name edonal, which moses having invoked, there came so great a quantity of locusts which appeared in the land of egypt, that they devoured and swallowed up all that the hail had spared; and by the name of patheon, which having invoked, there arose so thick, so awful, and so terrible darkness throughout the land of egypt, during the space of three days and three nights, that almos


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unworthy servant in thine image and resemblance of vile and of abject earth; deign to bless and to sanctify this water, so that it may be for the health and purification of my soul, and of my body, so that no foolishness or deceitfulness may therein in any way have place. o most powerful and ineffable god, who madest thy people pass dryshod through the red sea when they came up out of the land of egypt, grant unto me grace that i may be purified and regenerated from all my past sins by this water, that so no uncleanness may appear upon me in thy presence. after this thou shalt entirely immerse thyself in the water, and thou shalt dry thyself with a towel of clean white linen, and then thou shalt put upon thy flesh the garments of pure white linen whereof we shall speak hereafter. hereafter


MATHERS MACGREGOR THE LESSER KEY OF SOLOMON LEMEGETON VOL 2

desire, being conjured by the name of the eternal living true god heliorin tetragrammaton anepheneton& fulfill my commands& persist unto the end, i conjure, command& constrain you spirit n by alpha& omega& by the name primeumaton which commandeth the whole host of heaven& by all these names which moses named when he by the power of these names brought great plagues upon pharaoh& all the people of egypt; zebaoth, escerchie, oriston, elian, adonay primeumaton& by the name schersieta mathia which joshua called upon the sun stayed its course& by the hagioss& by the seal of adonay& by agla on tetragrammaton to whom all creatures are obedient& by the dreadful judgement of the most high god& by the holy angels of heaven& by the mighty wisdom of the omnipotent god of hosts that you come from all p


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hinnon& spirit of hinnon molock ehaddon with all the spirits of hidden treasure& the disturbers of mankind molack with the spirits of molack johinnon in chains in thy brazen urn michael with thy arch angel michael. the mighty oration by the most great& almighty power of alpha& omega, jehovah& emmanuel, and by him that divided the red sea& by that great power that turned all the waters& rivers of egypt into blood& turned all the dust into flies& chains& by that great power that brought frogs all over the land of egypt& entered into the king s palace& chambers& by that great power that terrible thunder& lightning& hail stones mixt with fire& sent locusts which did destroy all growing things in the whole land of egypt& by that great power that destroyed all the first born of the land of egyp


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been taught in circumstances of the greatest seclusion and secrecy, and secondly, that they have been taught in both advanced and simple forms according to the understanding of their disciples. it is, of course, common knowledge that great secret systems of the mysteries (referred to in our lectures as" noble orders of architecture" i.e, of soul-building) existed in the east, in chaldea, assyria, egypt, greece, italy, amongst the hebrews, amongst mahommedans and amongst christians; even among uncivilized african races they are to be found. all the great teachers of humanity, socrates, plato, pythagoras, moses, aristotle, virgil, the author of the homeric poems, and the great greek tragedians, along with st. john, st. paul and innumerable other great names--were initiates of the sacred myst

rine which has served for the instruction of the masses who are insufficiently prepared for deeper teaching; and concurrently therewith there has been an interior, advanced doctrine, a more secret knowledge, which has been reserved for riper minds and into which only proficient and properly prepared candidates, who voluntarily sought to participate in it, were initiated. whether in ancient india, egypt, greece, italy or mexico, or among the druids of europe, temples of initiation have ever existed for those who felt the inward call to come apart from the multitude and to dedicate themselves to a long discipline of body and mind with a view to acquiring the secret knowledge and developing the spiritual faculties by means of experimental processes of initiation of which our present ceremonie

mbolic passage is also from the west to the throne in the east. that path is, as it were, the straight path of life, beginning in this outer world and terminating at the throne, or altar, in the east. many centuries before our bible was written or the temple of solomon described in the books of kings and chronicles was thought of, the two pillars were used in the great temples of the mysteries in egypt, and one of the great annual public festivals was that of the setting up of the pillars. what, then, did they signify? i can deal with the subject but very superficially here. in one of their aspects they stand for what is known in eastern philosophy as the" pairs of opposites" everything in nature is dual and can only be known in contrast with its opposite, whilst the two in combination pro

h is taken as figurative, just as bodily birth is taken in the first degree as figurative of entrance upon the path of regeneration. in all the mystery-systems of the past will be found this degree of mystical death as an outstanding and essential feature prior to the final stage of perfection or regeneration. as an illustration one has only to refer to a sectional diagram of the great pyramid of egypt, which was so constructed as to be not merely a temple of initiation, but to record in permanent form the principles upon which regeneration is attainable. its entrance passage extends for some distance into the building as a narrow ascending channel through which the postulant who desires to reach the centre must creep in no small discomfort and restrictedness. this was to emblematise the d

leges have held up a prototype in the person of some great soul who has already trodden the same path and emerged triumphant therefrom. it matters nothing whether the prototype be one whose historic actuality and identity can be demonstrated, or whether he can be regarded only as legendary or mythical; the point being not to teach a merely historical fact, but to enforce a spiritual principle. in egypt the prototype was osiris, who was slain by his malignant brother typhon, but whose mangled limbs were collected in a coffer from which he emerged reintegrated and divinized. in greece the prototype was bacchus, wh o was torn to pieces by the titans. baldur in scandinavia and mithra in greco-roman europe were similar prototypes. in masonry the prototype is hiram abiff, who met his death as th


MICHAEL FORD BOOK OF CAIN

e hungering shades of ahriman, who blessed me in the dreams and nightmares of the wise. i, cain, who sipped of the emerald grail and the skull cup of the dragon-goddess, did i taste the pleasures of the harlot, walk the earth forever. i am the wandered, and many forms i will take. that even that i have left flesh shall my spirit dwell on, that i who have embraced the black flame just as set-an of egypt, that i shall dwell in the places of the earth lest seen, but in this path one may find me. by forest or desert some may call me, and i may answer calls of initiation into the circle of the witch born. in the fire of the adversary do i walk for eternity, my father s soul illuminating those who seek me. i am vampyre and i am the sorcerer of light from the serpent s tongue. the invocation of c


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gue to mind, so did the growing psychic strength of the witch. this is still the case, with slight differences due to the modern view point and increase of information. the energies available are balanced positive and negative, thus eminently suited for growth. the renewed tradition now opens doors to the mind unknown for thousands of years. we are relinked with the 82 82 sorcerers of babylon and egypt, who passed on the cups of witch blood to those psychically connected or of lineal descent. rites on the equinox should be employed to benefit the coven or individual witch, so that balance is achieved. these goals have plentiful magickal energy to employ, will and athame- the cause of change and passion! approach the equinox with the witches rune and, according to your atavistic desires and


MICHAEL TSARION ATLANTIS ALIEN VISITATION AND GENETIC MANIPULATION

beset the scholars andacademes. sir leonard woolley in his ur of the chaldees wrote: there is nothing to show to what race the first inhabitants of mesopotamia belongedat adate which we cannot fix, people of a new race made their way into the valley, comingwhence we do not know old world disorder18atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation and professor w. b. emery wrote in his archaic egypt the following: at approximately 3400 years bc a great change took place in egypt and the country passedrapidly from a state of advanced neolithic cultureto two well organized monarchiesatthe same time writing appears. monumental architecture and the arts and crafts developedto an astonishing degreethere appears to be little or no background to these fundamentaldevelopments in colin renfrews

of his bolt, as well as from the eyes and breath of his antagonist, firewas bursting over the dark sea. the ocean boiled; towering waves beat upon all promonto-atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation41 the world falls dead ries of the coast; the ground quaked; hades, lord of the dead, trembled; and even zeus him-self, for a time, was unstrung.and let us not neglect the accounts from egypt, later bastion of the sons of the ser-pents. from the egyptian ipuwer papyrus of 1780 bc, we read: the land- to its whole extent confusion and terrible noise. for nine days there was no exitfrom the palace and no one could see the face of his fellow. towns were destroyed by mightytides..upper egypt suffered devastation..blood everywhere..pestilence throughout thecountry. the egyptian scribe

odom and upon gomorrah brimstone and fire from the lord outof heaven. and he overthrew those cities, and all the plains, and all the inhabitants of the cities, andthat which grew upon the ground (genesis 24-26) and again, mention of weapons:o my people that dwellest in zion, be not afraid of the assyrian: he shall smite thee with arod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of egypt.he shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow shall strike him through (job 14:24) the world falls dead46atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation o assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation, woe untous! who shall deliver us out of the land of these almighty gods? these are the gods thatsmote the egyptians with all manner of plagues in the

cy. the biographies ofthe gods and the details of past events were also embellished and distorted, while thefacts pertaining to the happenings in the garden of eden were doctored to the absurdform that exists today. these stories are said to come out of asia minor, but they actu-ally refer to events that happened many millennia prior to the dates proffered. professor w. b. emery writes in archaic egypt:at approximately 3400 years b.c. a great change took place in egypt and the country passedrapidly from a state of advanced neolithic cultureto two well organized monarchiesatthe same time writing appears. monumental architecture and the arts and crafts developedto an astonishing degreethere appears to be little or no background to these fundamentaldevelopments i shall reverse the world58atla

or one of thesons of the serpents ended their long life, their confederateswould generally commemorate their lives in stone by building amonument which encapsulated through its design and geometrythe existence of the deceased alien or semi-alien being. we knowthese monuments today, for they are the cyclopean ruins that existin almost every country of the world. others, like the complex atgiza in egypt, were constructed afterward. such edifices are nottombs but cenotaphs. these monuments of commemoration arenot to be confused with the circles, calendars, and earthworks thatwere made for utilitarian purposes.atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation101 serpents in the streets those who have been and who continue to desecrate these monuments do so to appropriatethe power of the ar


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ing in short, challenge yourself. building the mind builds the immortal spirit. 3. qi or life energy is around all of us. drain it and grow strong from it. you absorb energy from focus itself using aighash, the persian demon of the evil eye the eye represents the soul, use this to mentally connect with everything around you. one of our 18 symbols, aapep or apophis, is the devil serpent of ancient egypt. we seek to feast and drain on life force, on the astral plane and in the flesh. to join us is to be hidden mostly in society, to be the wolf among sheep. humanity seeks eternally a safety net; a god to believe will save their souls, all the while sending tsunamis, hurricanes, blizzards, and all conceivable disasters upon its own creation. would this be a spirit you would open your arms to?

/chishmak, arashk and aighash. akoman s symbol is often an eye representing the evil mind. hakim bey wrote that the yezidi tribes would be cautious not to wear blue, as it is the color of shaitan, their lord. it was agreed that wearing this color to ward off evil would be offensive. in many rituals in the book of the witch moon specifically liber nehebkau, the tuats or underworld hells of ancient egypt have serpent-devils who seduce with their eye and devour. draining energy is best done by the connection to sight. in a crowded room, a concert, a mall, a gathering point watch for those who exhibit a lot of charisma and energy lock into their solar plexus with your eyes, watch then their breathing cycle. with your breathing, draw in and imagine their life essence draining into your being. t

rs and material. the grimoire is centered around the cult of hecate, from the practice of luciferian and satanic witchcraft which exalts the dark feminine and masculine as a balanced perspective of magick. containing both old and new sections, a focus on the path of vampirism, or predatory spiritualism is a foundation focus of the luciferian path. liber nehebkau, origins of the vampire in ancient egypt, the tuat- abode of the serpents of the evil eye, liber aapep, vampirism and the red and black serpent, vampirism as technique, the nine angles, the hell gates of duzhahu, invocation of astwihad& druj nasu- the black sun rite of vampirism, nature is more atrocious- sex magick andthe birth of a lunar intelligence, the nine angles and satanic magick- a study of the symbolism of the ona, alphab


MICHAEL WYNN THE SOUL TRAVELERS

armless as doves, and as wise as serpents. the--michael wynn's "the soul travelers" 5 problem with this statement taken literally is that reptiles aren t exactly the geniuses of the animal kingdom; warm-blooded animals are, on the average, more intelligent than reptiles. considering the serpent to be a creature of wisdom is an interesting choice considering that the serpent is mostly instinctual. egypt, a civilization dating back to 2500bc (allegedly, also has a pantheon of gods associated with the serpent. in fact it is nearly unheard of for an egyptian god to be depicted without a serpent. even the pharaohs (kings) of egypt wore a ureaus on their headpiece. the ureaus was a serpent which symbolized the immortals. gods of greek mythology are likewise associated, and often depicted, with s

ght. then you have the egyptian god osiris. like jesus, osiris is associated with goodness and resurrection. he, like virococha, was a civilizer. despite the fact that osiris is not the most ancient of the egyptian gods, he was still proclaimed to be the lord of creation at the moment of his birth. osiris came upon the egyptian people baring gifts of knowledge and love. this civilizer established egypt s first legal code and abolished cannibalism and human sacrifice. osiris then left egypt, traveling around the world teaching and civilizing the people of other kingdoms and races. he did not use his powers to force people, but instead preferred gentle persuasion. after returning to egypt, osiris was conspired against by his evil brother set, and 72 accomplices. set murdered his brother osir

pport of the most high god. our humble civilizer, on the other hand, spoke of morals and the sciences while never teaching magic, and he also had the support of the most high god. jehovah, jove, or god, is the righteous brother and ruler whose names are also many. to the jews, he was yahweh. to the christians he is jehovah. in persia he was known as ahura mazda, the bother of the evil ahriman. in egypt, he was ra/osiris. the greek myths call this entity zeus, and in rome he went by the name jupiter. this being, and his son, is commonly associated with the sun. here an important distinction must be made, because many have noticed a correlation between the sun, and satan. satan, or set, is the god of the setting sun and so therefore his symbol is that of a black sun, as opposed to his righte

tinent was first spotted; these maps too are admittedly compilations of far older maps. as stated earlier, making maps is no easy task, it requires surveying equipment and advanced mathematics. the bottom line is that the necessary knowledge and equipment was simply unavailable to these early cartographers, so where did the inspiration for these maps originate? the stargates [1.7] the pyramids of egypt are easily the most alluring monuments on the planet. yet it isn t their grandeur alone which tempt their visitors, it is the mystery of their creation. these massive structures surpass even the most grand architectural creations of our day yet, according to orthodox historians, the giza pyramids are around 5000 years old. despite their grandeur, they are lacking something that the grand nev

ans, the giza pyramids are around 5000 years old. despite their grandeur, they are lacking something that the grand never lack; an elaborate, and fanciful creation story. in modern times, the completion of a monumental structure is surrounded by pomp and ceremony; further still, every phase of construction is usually well-documented. but when taking an academic voyage through the giza pyramids of egypt, and the surrounding monuments, one is struck by the complete absence of commemoration of the structures construction methods and reasoning. instead of countless depictions of laborers using ramps and pulleys to maneuver large blocks, we find flat, uninscribed walls on the interior of the pyramids. what s more is that archeologists have yet to dig up even a trace of the building equipment us


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s shall my wisdom arise from the grave, cast your spirits to the grave and awaken again reborn (each individual kisses the skull, envisioning the necromantic embrace of the sabbat queen and azrael) banish by performing the calling of the four quarters of the triple hermetic circle. seker lord of the tomb (solitary self initiation) seker is a 'developed' and 'inspired' vampyre archetype of ancient egypt, whom resided as the lord of the tombs in memphis. seker is represented as a mummy- like corpse figure, wearing a shroud, ashen white and gray, black or crimson eyes and various wolf and jackal like hairs upon its palms and body. the face is that of a long dead corpse, streaked with blood red sigils of demonic awakening, saturnus and other relevant symbols. seker was known to often appear wi


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develop these symbols for himself* though masonry is identical with the ancient mysteries, it is so only in this qualified sense: that it presents but an imperfect image of their brilliancy, the ruins only of their grandeur, and a system that has experienced progressive alterations, the fruits of social events, political circumstances, and the ambitious imbecility of its improvers. after leaving egypt, the mysteries were modified by the habits of the different nations among whom they were introduced, and especially by the religious systems of the countries into which they were transplanted. to maintain the established government, laws, and religion, was the obligation of the initiate everywhere; and everywhere they were the heritage of the priests, who were nowhere willing to make the com

e. gesenius renders _khurum_ by the word _noble_ or _free-born: khur_ meaning _white, noble. it also means the opening of a window, the socket of the eye _khri_ also means _white, or an _opening; and _khris, the orb of the sun, in _job_ viii. 13 and x. 7 _krishna_ is the hindu sun-god _khur, the parsi word, is the literal name of the sun. from _kur_ or _khur, the sun, comes khora, a name of lower egypt. the sun, bryant says in his mythology, was called _kur; and plutarch says that the persians called the sun _kuros. kurios, lord, in greek, like _adona, lord, in ph nician and hebrew, was applied to the sun. many places were sacred to the sun, and called _kura, kuria, kuropolis, kurene, kureschata, kuresta, and _corusia_ in scythia. the egyptian deity called by the greeks"_horus" was _her-ra

as the indian hierophants believed it to be; but only the instrument of the spirit. it is not the body of the protoplastes, as the theurgists of the school of alexandria taught, but the first physical manifestation of the divine afflatus. god eternally creates it, and man, in the image of god, modifies and seems to multiply it. the high magic is styled "the sacerdotal art" and "the royal art" in egypt, greece, and rome, it could not but share the greatnesses and decadences of the priesthood and of royalty. every philosophy hostile to the national worship and to its mysteries, was of necessity hostile to the great political powers, which lose their grandeur, if they cease, in the eyes of the multitudes, to be the images of the divine power. every crown is shattered, when it clashes against

in fact, what can there be in common between the vile multitude and sublime wisdom? the truth must be kept secret, and the masses need a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason" moral disorders produce physical ugliness, and in some sort realize those frightful faces which tradition assigns to the demons. the first druids were the true children of the magi, and their initiation came from egypt and chald a, that is to say, from the pure sources of the primitive kabalah. they adored the trinity under the names of _isis_ or _hesus, the supreme harmony; of _belen_ or _bel_ which in assyrian means lord, a name corresponding to that of adona; and of _camul_ or _cama l, a name that in the kabalah personifies the divine justice. below this triangle of light they supposed a divine reflecti

t know those as its initiates who assail the civil order and all lawful authority, at the same time that they propose to deprive the dying of the consolations of religion. it sits apart from all sects and creeds, in its own calm and simple dignity, the same under every government. it is still that which it was in the cradle of the human race, when no human foot had trodden the soil of assyria and egypt, and no colonies had crossed the himalayas into southern india, media, or etruria. it gives no countenance to anarchy and licentiousness; and no illusion of glory, or extravagant emulation of the ancients inflames it with an unnatural thirst for ideal and utopian liberty. it teaches that in rectitude of life and sobriety of habits is the only sure guarantee for the continuance of political f


MOTTA MARCELO THE COMMENTARIES OF AL

refore our helpers, dionysus, aphrodite, apollo, wine, woman and song. intoxication, that is, ecstasy, is the key to reality. it is explained in "energized enthusiasm (equinox i, ix) that there are three gods whose function is to bring the soul to the realization of its own glory: dionysus, aphrodite, apollo; wine, woman, and song. the ancients, both in the highest civilizations, as in greece and egypt, and in the most primitive savagery, as among the buriats and the papuans, were well aware of this, and made their religious ceremonies 'orgia, works 'christian' foulness, failing to understand what was happening, degraded the word 'orgies' to mean debauches. it is the old story of the fox who lost his tail. if you cannot do anything, call it impossible; or, if it is evidently absurd that it

less with identification of the extremes involved in the process. 7. i am the magician and the exorcist. i am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle "come unto me" is a foolish word: for it is i that go "it is i that go" liber aleph must be consulted for a full demonstration of this truth. we may here say briefly that hadit is motion, that is, change or 'love. the symbol of godhead in egypt was the ankh, which is a sandal-strap, implying the power to go; and it suggests the rosy cross, the fulfilment of love, by its shape. the wheel and the circle are evidently symbols of nuit; this sentence insists upon the conception of lingam-yoni. but beyond the obvious relation, we observe two geometrical definitions. the axle is a cylinder set perpendicularly to the plane of the wheel; th

bol stands for reality, the man is a 'king' but in name. no church can make a king, no parliament can make a king. the king is, first of all, king of his own soul. next he may or may not be ruler over other men. the entire concept of kingship has been vitiated by two thousand years of dogma. it makes even archaeologists commit egregious mistakes. for instance, it is now known that the pyramids of egypt were not built by "hundreds of thousands of slaves under the cruel lash of the overseer; as the sadomasochism characteristic of the slave spirit would have us believe: they were built by select crews of workers who elected their own foremen and cheerfully competed with each other to see which crew would work faster. they were paid from the royal treasure and fed from the royal granaries. the

9: now, two is the number of the will, and seven of the passive senses. 98 might then mean the full expansion of the senses (7 x 7) balanced against each other, and controlled firmly by the will. without in any way deriding the above qabalistic explanation, which should be a guide to all thelemites in search of sensuous enjoyment "98 rules" may refer to some aesthetic code in daily use in ancient egypt or sumer or even in the modern middle east. aiwass gets quite provincial at times "exceed by delicacy: this does not mean, by refraining from so- called animalism. one should make every act a sacrament, full of divine ecstasy and nourishment. there is no act that true delicacy cannot consecrate. it is one thing to be like a sow, unconscious of the mire, and unable to discriminate between swe


MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS E

tartarus and gaa, and had a hundred heads, with eyes which struck terror to the beholders, and awe-inspiring voices frightful to hear. this dreadful monster resolved to conquer both gods and men, but his plans were at length defeated by zeus, who, after a violent encounter, succeeded in destroying him with a thunderbolt, but not before he had so terrified the gods that they had fled for refuge to egypt, where they metamorphosed themselves into different animals and thus escaped. theories as to the origin of man. just as there were several theories concerning the origin of the world, so there were various accounts of the creation of man. the first natural belief of the greek people was that man had sprung from the earth. they saw the tender plants and flowers force their way through the gro

lpless condition, slew him. the story goes, that in commemoration of the services which argus had rendered her, hera placed his eyes on the tail of a peacock, as a lasting memorial of her gratitude. ever fertile in resource, hera now sent a gadfly to worry and torment the unfortunate io incessantly, and she wandered all over the world in hopes of escaping from her tormentor. at length she reached egypt, where she found rest and freedom from the persecutions of her enemy. on the banks of the nile she resumed her original form and gave birth to a son called page 36 epaphus, who afterwards became king of egypt, and built the famous city of memphis. danae..zeus appeared to danae under the form of a shower of gold (further details concerning her will be found in the legend of perseus) the greek

es, each side of the harbour. though so gigantic, it was perfectly proportioned in every part. some idea of [67]its size may be gained from the fact that very few people were able to span the thumb of this statue with their arms. in the interior of the colossus was a winding staircase leading to the top, from the summit of which, by means of a telescope, the coast of syria, and also the shores of egypt, are said to have been visible.[28] eos (aurora. eos, the dawn, like her brother helios, whose advent she always announced, was also deified by the early greeks. she too had her own chariot, which she drove across the vast horizon both morning and night, before and after the sun-god. hence she is not merely the personification of the rosy morn, but also of twilight, for which reason her pala

behold dionysus at the head of a large army composed of men, women, fauns, and satyrs, all bearing in their hands the thyrsus (a staff entwined with vine-branches surmounted by a fir-cone, and clashing together cymbals and other musical instruments. seated in a chariot drawn by panthers, and accompanied by thousands of enthusiastic followers, dionysus made a triumphal [126]progress through syria, egypt, arabia, india &c, conquering all before him, founding cities, and establishing on every side a more civilized and sociable mode of life among the inhabitants of the various countries through which he passed. when dionysus returned to greece from his eastern expedition, he encountered great opposition from lycurgus, king of thrace, and pentheus, king of thebes. the former, highly disapprovin

e opportunity, held him so firmly in his powerful grasp that he could not possibly escape, so that notwithstanding his various metamorphoses he was at last compelled to give the information required. the hero then crossed over to libya, where page 279 he engaged in a wrestling-match with king anteos, son of poseidon and gaa, which terminated fatally for his antagonist. from thence he proceeded to egypt, where reigned busiris, another son of poseidon, who (acting on the advice given by an oracle during a time of great scarcity) sacrificed all strangers to zeus. when heracles arrived he was seized and dragged to the altar; but the powerful demi-god burst asunder his bonds, and then slew busiris and his son. resuming his journey he now wandered on through arabia until he arrived at mount cauc


NAGEL CARL AMAZING SECRETS OF OCCULT POWER

desired to him. the conjuration was repeated three times and the parchment burned. the ashes were placed in the warlock s left shoe and were left there until the young girl either came to the warlock or faded away. the black pullet the warlock of medieval times did not confine his witchery to the securing of love alone; he also lusted after buried treasure and its possession. imagine if you will egypt in 1740. a young officer is sent< on an expedition to the pyramids. the party of explorers lunch in the shadow of the great stone mountains of the desert, and are attacked by a horde of arabs. the comrades of the young officer are slain, and he himself is left for dead upon the ground. on returning to consciousness, he surrenders himself to the immediate anticipation of his end, and delivers

at the feet of his mentor. in due course, accompanied by the familiar spirits that have been transferred to his service, laden with treasures, and with the ashes of the sage in a costly urn, the french officer returns to his native country. he makes his abode in provence, spending his days in experiments with the black pullet. such is the legend of the black pullet, a handbook of magic written in egypt in 1740, and how one may acquire riches through the application of magical rites and ceremonies. the magic of herbs herbs have always been a staple item in the witch s world of chants, spells and rituals. they have a long wiccan tradition, being used for all kinds of weird and wonderful purposes. the historical record shows that they were part of the wiccan tradition amongst the ancient egyp


NAUDON PAUL THE SECRET HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY

ific to the art or science that it professed. in addition, for each novitiate degree, students were subjected to trials of initiation the purpose of which was to ensure them a vocation and which added to the mysteries whose teaching was hidden from the public. it must be assumed that architecture, like all other sciences, was taught in secret. louis hautcoeur writes: the first architects known in egypt, in asia minor, performed sacred duties independent from their role as builders. imhotep, who built the first large stone complex in saqqarah, was counselor to the pharaoh sozer (circa 3800 b.c, but was also priest of the god amun. sennemut, architect of queen hatseput, was the head of the prophets of monthu in armant and controller of the gardens and domains of amun. dherti was the director

ontemporary with that of charles martel, who, as legends in france and england have it and as we shall see, played a prominent role in the formation of freemasonry. it is necessary, however, to stress that gallo-roman and goth art of that time had evolved. the basilicas of gaul did in fact differ from those of rome in that goths and visigoths introduced eastern influences, particularly those from egypt, palestine, syria, and sassanid persia. in the fifth and sixth centuries the whole of gaul was penetrated by asia. the gauls were in constant relation with the remote orient that fascinated them so much. the eastern monasteries then enjoyed a singular power of seduction. honorat had lived with the cenobites of the east before gathering his first disciples together on the isle of the lerins

t this time. the curved shapes of circular churches replaced the straight lines of the roman basilica, and eventually the domes, each more audacious than the one built before, took on an appearance that indicated their architects had found models among the persian seleucca and ctesiphon. this period marked the birth of byzantine art, a synthesis of greco-latin art and the teachings of asia minor, egypt, and syria, which themselves were descended from persia. the same synthesis that took place in art and architecture also affected philosophy. under the influence of the collegia, byzantine art spread throughout the empire. there was an asia minor school of byzantine art (the churches of ephesus, sardes, and philadelphia in the fifth century, a syrian byzantine art (the cathedrals of basra an

om persia. the same synthesis that took place in art and architecture also affected philosophy. under the influence of the collegia, byzantine art spread throughout the empire. there was an asia minor school of byzantine art (the churches of ephesus, sardes, and philadelphia in the fifth century, a syrian byzantine art (the cathedrals of basra and ezra in the sixth century, and a byzantine art of egypt. the most powerful marvel of this architecture is santa sophia of constantinople, which was built from 532 to 537 by anthenius of tralles and isidorus of miletus. never had the genius of rome and the east been combined in a more amazing and harmonious whole. byzantine builders at this same time erected churches in thessalonica, parenzo, and ravenna, the city where the collegia endured, and f

ween the two sides. the necessities of war led the crusaders to profit from the divisions that existed among the "infidels" and to exploit the offices of one to combat the others so much so, in fact, that the first lessons learned from the muslims were primarily utilitarian and military. from the very beginning of the first crusade, the franks reached a military understanding with the fatimids of egypt against their common enemy, the turks. the fatimids were far from viewing the frankish invasion adversely because they deemed that it would stop the advance of the turks in the direction of egypt. arab historian ibn al-athir accused the fatimids of having summoned the franks into syria in order to use them as defense against the turks. in 1099 the crusaders signed an accord with the emir of


NEW WORLD ORDER OR OCCULT SECRET DESTINY

rsonal god. buddhists, shintoist, satanists, secular humanists, witches, witch doctors and shamans all who reject christianity are invited to become trusted members of the new age family. worshippers of separate faiths and denominations are to be unified in a common purpose: the glorification of man. the guardians of the mysteries freemasonry, by its own accord, practices the ancient mysteries of egypt, and has as a primary goal, the re-instatement of this mystery religion for the coming world order. the magical mystery religion of ancient egypt exercised a great fascination over renaissance man, which was incorporated into the newly formed lodges at that time. the mysterious heiroglyphs were considered to be symbols of hidden knowledge. symbols and gestures became a means of conveying sec

, being practiced by both freemasonry and the new age, were giving to humanity by the hierarchy. the real purpose of masonry taught to man, from the hierarchy is the expediting of the spiritual evolution, to transform their nature into a god-like superman. the serpent caused the fall in the garden of eden by giving eve this very same message. man is a god in the making. and as the mystic myths of egypt, on the potter s wheel, he is being molded. when his light shines out to lift and preserve all things, he receives the triple crown of godhood (manly p. hall, the lost keys of freemasonry, p. 92) european mysticism was not dead at the time the united states of america was founded. the hand of the mysteries controlled in the establishment of the new government for the signature of the mysteri


ONYX TABLET OF SET

seek to discover the actual causes in order to find an appropriate remedy. rather he would examine with scholarly ardor the volumes of old writings to find out if the event had already occurred in some moment of the past, and what solution had then been applied to it (3) despite this unique and disturbing image, or perhaps because of it, set became the patron of the two most powerful dynasties in egypt's long history, the xix and xx. herein there is an interesting "theological succession: the early xviii dynasty (ca. 1580-1372) was that of the great amenhoteps, during whose reigns the priesthood of amon at thebes was preeminent. the dynasty disintegrated during the "amarna period (ca. 1372-1343) of akhenaton, during which the solar disk of aton was considered supreme if not indeed all-incl

reliefs and stelae in which it appeared" various reasons for this reaction have been proposed by egyptologists. it is been suggested that set fell into disrepute through being associated in the popular mind with the sutekh of the invading hyksos. possible, but improbable, as the hyksos invasion occurred prior to the xix-xx dynasties when set was preeminently in favor- and the presiding neter over egypt's greatest period of imperial glory. set's eclipse may well have been due to a more subtle, yet pervasive sentiment sweeping egypt. as sauneron and many other egyptologists have acknowledged, egyptian philosophy was based upon a millennia-old conviction of the absolute presence and influence of the neteru, and in the virtue of a social system in which the preservation of cyclical harmony was

been due to a more subtle, yet pervasive sentiment sweeping egypt. as sauneron and many other egyptologists have acknowledged, egyptian philosophy was based upon a millennia-old conviction of the absolute presence and influence of the neteru, and in the virtue of a social system in which the preservation of cyclical harmony was all-important. while the new empire of the xix-xx dynasties extended egypt's influence to palestine and mesopotamia, it also made the egyptians aware that there were many other functioning cultures in which the neteru were unknown [at least by their egyptian names. moreover the concept of egypt as just one among a number of nation-states competing for power and influence in the mediterranean, rather than as the one civilization at the center of existence, must have

were unknown [at least by their egyptian names. moreover the concept of egypt as just one among a number of nation-states competing for power and influence in the mediterranean, rather than as the one civilization at the center of existence, must have been a most unsettling one to this ancient culture- which previously had been able to discount its neighbors as mere uncultured, barbarian tribes. egypt's solution to this problem was to turn gradually away from a glorification of this life and towards an orientation on the afterlife, where such disturbing dilemmas could be assumed not to exist. this would explain the growing influence and popularity of the osiris cult during the post-xx dynasty egyptian decadence, as osiris was a neter of the afterlife. as the osiris cult portrayed set as o

rowing influence and popularity of the osiris cult during the post-xx dynasty egyptian decadence, as osiris was a neter of the afterlife. as the osiris cult portrayed set as osiris' nemesis rather than an independent and pre-existing neter with no particular interest in osiris, this would also explain the simultaneous wave of setian persecution described by budge. it was characteristic of ancient egypt that each new dynasty, in an attempt to establish its own "timelessness, often doctored monuments and records to eliminate inconvenient inconsistencies. presumably the osirian dynasties followed suit, defacing or rewriting all references to set that did not support their portrayal of him as a "devil. and that is the image of set which has been accepted by most casual writers on ancient egypt


PATRON OF SORCERY

group of humble, like- minded people, poets and mystics, shouldn't be worked with if you find them; but good luck finding them. the wise would do well to look to themselves, within and beyond, for the emergence of this pattern. the simple act of looking shows that it is occurrit the patron of sorcery dakhla sba 16 july xxxi, aeon of set (1996 ce) during a recent conversation, a student of ancient egypt mentioned to me the cult of isis and osiris and its survival of the fall of egypt as a mediterranean "mystery religion. as an initiate of the modern temple of set, i began to wonder to what extent the original cult of set had survived that civilization, and what documented forms this survival had taken. i found an answer in hans dieter betz's edition of the greek magical papyri in translatio

s presents problems in evaluating the significance of the papyri as evidence for survivals of the ancient cult of set. the magical papyri presented by betz are thought to have come from a private library in thebes and date from the 2nd century bce through the 5th century ce. we can't be sure if this collection of surviving scrolls is representative, or if it reflects a cult of set in graeco-roman egypt. but they do show that some literate egyptians not only identified typhon with set but invoked the powers of set-typhon, hailed set-typhon as a divine power, and so forth. strange though the magical papyri seem to us today, they document a flow of "operative" temple knowlege from egypt into the mediterranean world. this naturally invites speculation as to what theoretical or abstract knowleg

s preface to the greek magical papyri "it is known that philosophers of the neopythagorean and neo-platonic schools, as well as gnostic and hermetic groups, used magical books and hence must have possessed copies. but most of their material vanished and what we have left are their quotations" by the 2nd century of the common era, roman hostility had driven underground the legendary state magic of egypt. thessalos, a greek physician, reported that theban priests were scandalized at his inqury as to whether anything remained of the old egyptian magic. nevertheless, an old priest agreed to perform a divination for thessalos. his account of the working corresponds pefectly with descriptions in demotic and greek magical papyri that have come into our hands (robert k. ritner, the mechanics of an

est agreed to perform a divination for thessalos. his account of the working corresponds pefectly with descriptions in demotic and greek magical papyri that have come into our hands (robert k. ritner, the mechanics of ancient egyptian magical practice, chicago: university of chicago, 1993, p. 219. we thus have cause to think that these papyri reflect authentic temple practice, and that priests of egypt under greek and roman rule performed such rites until the temples were shut down. whether this includes the invocation of set for aggressive magic, under temple auspices, is an open question. however diabolized set ma y have become in the final days of ancient egypt, the papyri show that his esteem among magicians survived the destruction of his temples and images. the spells of the theban c


PHILIP NEIL MYTHS LEGENDS EXPLAINED

th the coming into consciousness of a creator god, such as the egyptian re (see p. 12. re himself is described as the awareness of an all-encompassing divine being, nebertcher, the lord without limit. mythological time, unlike clock time, is cyclical rather than linear. it presupposes what the writer mircea eliade called the myth of the eternal return. it is set in motion by a particular event in egypt, the call of the benu bird as it alighted upon the first land. it will come to an end eventually, and the cycle of creation will begin again. the mythology of the aztec and maya, and of native american nations such as the navajo, describes this world as being the fifth one. for the navajo, the first four worlds were beneath this one, from which humanity climbed up in the myth of the emergenc

and heroes, and of the end of time. such stories explain and justify the world, and define our role within creation. once a civilization has become established, the myths that formed it may dwindle into superstition or entertainment, but even so, they never lose their intrinsic power, for the world s mythologies enshrine all the poetry and passion of which the human mind is capable. from ancient egypt to greece and rome, from west africa to siberia, from the hindu concept of brahman and the endless cycle of creation to the eternal dreaming of the australian aboriginals, the same themes recur, as humankind engages with the great mysteries of life and death. the best definition of myth is maya deren s in her book on the voodoo gods: myth, she writes, is the facts of the mind made manifest i

h, in linear time, but everlasting life in heaven, in eternal time. death and the underworld for most of humanity, the moment when linear time stops is at death. all mythologies hold out the hope that was so dear to the initiates of eleusis, that there may be a new life beyond this one. the egyptians hoped to be reborn to live a new life in the field of reeds, which was a perfected version of the egypt they knew. they were sustained triptolemus, culture hero triptolemus, who taught mankind how to use the plow, stands between the two goddesses of the eleusinian mysteries, demeter, and persephone. demeter is handing him a golden ear of grain (now lost. this marble relief of the second half of the fifth century bc was found at eleusis, probably in the temple of triptolemus. the hero heracles

versal mother. the dead were entrusted to her and her image was marked on the underside of coffin lids. geb, the earth the earth god geb is shown sprawling recumbent beneath his sister-spouse the sky. the egyptians were unusual in comparison with other cultures, because they thought of the earth as male. symbols of life and stability this figure is ha, the god of the western desert, who protected egypt from enemies in the west, especially the libyans. raising his arms in blessing, he carries the ankh, symbol of the life-giving elements of air and water, from which hangs a sacred djed pillar, signifying stability. ankh djed pillar the egyptian gods a ll the gods of ancient egypt are, like the hindu gods, aspects of the great divine essence, named in one account of the creation as nebertcher

s of nun. she created the gods by saying their names, and then (in cow form) gave birth to the all-powerful re. re was born in an egg, and when he emerged from the egg he was dazzled by the light, and cried: mankind was formed from his tears. nun, fertility of the nile the god nun, who represents the primeval waters or flood, holds up the barque of the sun. to some extent the mythology of ancient egypt simply reflects the land of egypt itself. egypt was described by the greek historian herodotus as the gift of the nile, and without the annual flooding of the nile, which made a strip either side of the river fertile, egypt could not have survived. the importance of the sun god s journey from east to west, and the primeval flood represented by the god nun, is clear. horus the falcon-headed h


PIKE CUMMINGS THE SPURIOUS RITES OF MEMPHIS AND MISRAIM

to us without any alteration, and is consequently the only rite which can justify its origin and the combined exercise of its rights by constitutions, the authenticity of which cannot be questioned. the rite of memphis, or oriental rite, is the veritable masonic tree, and all systems,whatsoever they be, are but detached branches of this institution, venerable for its great antiquity, and born in egypt. the real deposit of the principles of masonry written in the chaldee language is preserved in the sacred ark of the rite ofmemphis, and in part in the grand lodge of scotland, at edinburgh, and in the maronite convent on mount lebanon. to this extract we subjoin the first article of the organic statutes of the order, from which the rest may be readily imagined: bro marconis de negre, the gr

hey never existed, except in the fertile imagination of the inventor of the rite. it is but the same old story, the same language, the same tactics which masonic charlatans have for a century and a half made use of, in order to make partisans and victims. as regards the introduction of the rite in france,marconis de negre informs us, that a certain samuel honis, a native of cairo, brought it from egypt, in b i b e (how or from whom he received it,we are not informed, and in company with gabriel mathieu marconis (father of marconis de negre, baron dumas, and the marquis de la rogne, founded a lodge of this rite at montauban, on the d ath of april, b i b f; that this lodge was closed oil the hth of march, b i b g (why,we are not told; and that in consequence the archives were confided to the

f the two, but it takes secondary place in the treatment of them as it became merged with the rite of memphis. the two rites are so similar that their names have become synonymous for each other, although the term rite of memphis is the one best representing the two rites when considered independently. the rite of memphis was propagated in the united states, italy, france, rumania, great britain, egypt, germany, and even south america. in all these countries, with the possible exception of egypt,where it was more or less active up to a comparatively recent date, it is now nothing more than a name. b g e heredom albert pike& william l. cummings the rite of misraim or mizraim practically all authorities are agreed in attributing the origin of this rite to milan, italy, in the year b i a f.3

e j, c a a b b g f the spurious rites of memphis and misraim tinued their work. they were very naturally considered as clandestine bodies and treated as such. the rite of memphis in the absence of contemporary documents and published accounts, we must rely upon other records for the origin of this rite.the earliest authentic account. attributes its beginning to one samuel honis, a native of cairo,egypt,who,with gabriel mathieu marconis de negre and others founded the first lodge, les disciples de memphis, at montauban, france, in b i b f. proponents of the rite admit that this lodge suspended labor the following year, and state that the archives were entrusted to marconis de negre,grand hierophant,who revived the rite in b i d i in brussels and paris.the french body was styled the grand lo


RABBI AMIRAM MARKEL MARKEL THE KNOWLEDGE OF G D VOL 1

ware of "the giver of all things, kudsha brich hoo (the holy one, blessed be he, and there was no relationship between them. achor b panim back to face& panim b achor face to back there also is a stage called panim b achor (face to back. in this stage, zeir anpin kudsha brich hoo is aware of the jewish people, but they are unaware of him. this is similar to the time beginning with the exodus from egypt until the destruction of the first temple. during this period, there was great influence from above to below, from g-d to the jewish people, but little reciprocation from below to above. because of this, immediately after receiving the torah directly from g-d and hearing him speak at mt. sinai, the jewish people were capable of making the golden calf. likewise, during the time of the first t

the contemplation of g-dliness, on the part of man below. this leaves a lasting impression and effect on man. in contrast, the arousal of the divine soul may be initiated from g-d above. this may occur at special times to awaken us to repentance, such as on the day of yom kippur etc. because of this, the effect is not necessarily long lasting. this may be understood from the generation that left egypt. the jewish people experienced many revelations from above. many miracles occurred for them. nonetheless, immediately after receiving the torah at mount sinai, they sinned with the sin of golden calf. however, in our generation (which is the generation which will experience the true and complete redemption through our righteous moshiach, the effort is from below, on the part of man. this wil


RABBI MOSHE WISNEFSKY APPLES FROM THE ORCHARD THE ARIZAL ON THE PARASHAH

on parashat noach (2) 56 nonetheless, he did not rectify [them] that much, so isaac came and rectified [them] more than he did, using gevurah. the gevurah [isaac revealed] struck [the forces of evil] and thereby elevated those souls from the realm of evil. then jacob came and rectified [them] even more. using tiferet. and when [his sons, the progenitors of] the twelve tribes came and went down to egypt, these sparks were refined there and all ascended and were [totally] rectified. who was pharaoh? nimrod [this can be seen from the fact that] just like [nimrod] said, gcome, let us build ourselves a city, h so did pharaoh say, gcome, let us be wise with them. h13 he decreed against the [israelites f] sons, saying, gthe newborn boys should be thrown into the river, h that is, into the water

e was no war between them. but when abraham went to the land of israel.which was in order to arouse the supernal union between z feir anpin and nukva, the latter manifest as the land, as we have said.expanded consciousness entered [z feir anpin, and lot, i.e, this evil, separated from him, as it is written, gseparate now from upon me. h8 this was after abraham returned from a temporary sojourn in egypt; he and lot possessed too many herds and flocks to stay together. it does not say, gfrom me h [mi-meni] but gfrom upon me h [mei-alai, because [lot] was literally clinging to the back of z feir anpin, as mentioned. it was thus as if a heavy burden was on [abraham fs] back. the unusual choice of words thus alludes to the upper reality. it is [therefore] then written, gand they separated, each

ble, the wolf would certainly be satisfied with one sheep, for he has no desire to eat the whole flock! but in the analogous case, samel was accusing the entire jewish people, saying gthese are idol-worshippers and those are idol-worshippers! h how, then, would he be satisfied just to receive [permission to inflict suffering upon] job? when the jews were crossing the split sea on their way out of egypt, at a certain point they had not reached the other side and the egyptians had entered the sea in their pursuit. at that point, we are told, the heavenly accuser protested to g-d, saying, gboth these and those are idol-worshippers. why are you planning to save these and drown those? h g-d thereupon gthrew satan a bone, h i.e, suggested that he inflict suffering upon job. this diverted his att

in proper ways [bakosharot. what does bakosharot mean? gweeping [bechi] and song [shirot] h: he who desires [his companion] utters song: and he who does not, weeps. it is proper to understand [the following questions: first, what in this verse so troubled rabbi yehudah bar simon that it forced him to interpret it as referring to making matches? the simple meaning of the text is that it refers to egypt. the israelites came to egypt few in number, seventy souls, and g-d made them into gthe house of israel, h i.e, he increased their number. as it is written, gand the israelites were fruitful and swarmed c. h3 the verse thus means, gg-d made out of the few a multitude and a great house [the verse then describes what happened] afterwards, i.e, that ghe brought them out in proper ways, h i.e, i

ssed be he, sits and makes matches. h he could have simply 10 see midrash tehilim 25. 11 par. isaiah 51:1. the arizal on parashat vayeitzei 150 responded, ghe makes matches. h why did he mention gthe holy one, blessed be he h explicitly. the answer [to all this] is as follows. rabbi yehudah bar simon assumed that if the verse gg-d causes individuals to dwell as a house h refers to the exodus from egypt, it should have read, ghe makes the few into many. h why does it use the idiom gindividuals, h and why does it use the idiom gas a house h to mean ginto many? h furthermore, the verb ghe causes to dwell h[.if it means increasing the jewish people] does not fit well with the name elokim [used for gg-d h in this verse, which indicates strict judgment: what g-d did for the jewish people in [tak


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him) and follow your guide, anubis the guardian, who leads you from the material to the spiritual. kenuc anubis the guardian said to the aspirant "let us enter the presence of the lord of truth. arise and follow me" k m tur ns to the right, and leads zelator round the hall once slowly, while <75> hiereus reads. hierophant rises with banner of west in left hand -fan in right. hiereus the sphinx of egypt spake and said "i am the synthesis of the elemental forces. i am also the symbol of man. i am life and i am death. i am the child of the night of time" as kewandzelatorapproach theeast, hierophant bars the way with banner of the west and fan. hiero the priest with the mask of osiris spake and said "thou canst not pass the gate of the eastern heaven unless thou canst tell me my name" k e w th

, who turns it towards zelator, and reads: hiereus the tree of life and the three mother letters are the keys wherewith to unlock the caduceus of hermes. the upper point of the wand rests on kether, and the wings stretch out to chokmah and <84> binah, the three supernal sephiroth. the lower seven are embraced by the serpents, whose heads fall upon chesed and geburah. they are the twin serpents of egypt- the currents of the astral light. furthermore, the wings and top of the wand form the letter shin, the symbol of fire; the heads and upper halves of the serpents form aleph, the symbol of air; while their tails enclose mem, the symbol of water. the fire of life above, the waters of creation below, and the air symbol vibrating between them. hierophant comes to the east of altar. hegemon dire

re triangle, and further rep resent fire operating in the other three elements of earth, air, and water. the central lower figure with his back turned, and his arms in the sign of the two equals nine, is arel, the ruler of latent heat. he is rising from the earth as if to receive the properties of the other three. he is also kasmillos, the candidate in the samothracian mysteries, and the horus of egypt. he rises from the rock-hewn cubical tomb and he also alludes to the candidate who traverses the path of fire. the three lower figures represent the hebrew letter shin, to which fire is especially referred. the seven hebrew yods allude to practicus ritual 1 73 the sephiroth operating in each of the planets and to the schemhamphoresch. hierophant returns to his throne. hegemon comes roundfo t

development of creation. second mine is a wand terminating in the symbol of the binary, and surmounted by the tau cross of life, or the head of the phoenix, sacred to osiris. the seven colours of the rainbow between light and darkness are attributed to the planets. it symbolises rebirth and resurrection from death. chief my wand is surmounted by the winged globe, around which the twin serpents of egypt twine. it symbolises the equilibriated force of the spirit and the four elements beneath the everlasting wings of the holy one* associate adeptus minor, what are the words inscribed upon the door of the tomb? and how is it guarded? third post centum viginti annos patebo. after one hundred and twenty years i shall open. the door is guarded by the elemental tablets and the kerubic emblems. chi

hat he who humbleth himself shall be exalted. v. h. frater hodos chamelionis, remove from the aspirant the adeptus minor ritual chain of humility and the robe of mourning, and re-invest him with the crossed sashes. this is done. third know, then, 0 aspirant, that the mysteries of the rose and the cross have existed from time immemorial, and that the rites were practised, and the wisdom taught, in egypt, eleusis, samothrace, persia, chaldea and india, and in far more ancient lands. the story of the introduction of these mysteries into mediaeval europe has thus been handed down to us. in 1378 was born the chief and originator of our fraternity in europe. he was of noble german family, but poor, and in the fifth year of his age was placed in a cloister where he learned both greek and latin. w


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walked through the villages to witness their festivities, and observed a number of wild scarlet anemonies stuck over the entrance to several of the houses. we learned on inquiry that these were intended to propitiate the evil principle, and to ward off calamity during the coming year. the practice reminded me at once of the blood sprinkled upon the door-posts of the dwellings of the israelites in egypt as a sign for the destroying angel to pass over, and it also recalled to my memory a custom prevalent among the hindoos and parsees of india, who hang a string of p. 120 leaves across the entrance to their houses at the beginning of every new year "on our return home we had a visit from five kaww ls who brought with them their flutes and tambourines, and entertained us with what they styled


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ient has three tapers burning in front of him placed in position of a triangle and asmall cross in the centre thereof, representing the divine lux.4th ancient:to me is awarded the impressive duty of explaining the divine essence of fire: the holy andperpetual fire which was under the constant care of the virgin priestesses, whose services of puritywere preserved in the doctrines taught in persia, egypt, greece and italy, and were termed 'perpetualwatches' or 'watch lights, this observance is still maintained in the persian, roman and hebrewfaiths. it is their 'ignis aeternus, the holy ceremony of fire pervades all religious systems, being auniversal symbol in worship, a visible representation of the spirit of the invisible. for as fire iseverywhere, so god is everywhere, about us and in us

their many virtues. some areknown as astrologers, the foretellers of future events, consequent upon a close study of themovements of the planets and. other heavenly bodies, and they understand the effect and controlthese bodies exert over all the movements off nature and the destinies man. astrology is thetwin-science of astronomy, or was, until the great galileo severed the bond. through chaldea,egypt, arabia, continental europe and england as well; these anchorites, these musty monks havesought the supposed unattainable in chemistry, alchemy, astrology, or other science; ever intent onobtaining the elixir of life, the vampire-food, that shall enable man to live forever in unalloyedhealth, and this with the discovery of metallic transmutation would enable them to enjoy luxury andrituals o


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petually, under a thousand varied forms. sometimes the ingenious fables combine harmoniously into a great epic which characterizes an epoch, though how or why is not clear to the uninitiated. thus, the fabulous history of the golden fleece resumes and also veils the hermetic and magical doctrines of orpheus; and if we recur only to the mysterious poetry of greece, it is because the sanctuaries of egypt and india to some extent dismay us by their resources, leaving our choice embarrassed in the midst of such abundant wealth. we are eager, moreover, to reach the thebaid at once, that dread synthesis of all doctrine, past, present and future; that so to speak infinite fable, which reaches, like the deity of orpheus, to either end of the cycle of human life. extraordinary fact! the seven gates

lished by the great initiators who have electrified the world, and they could not have done so except by means of the great and incommunicable secret. however, as a guarantee of its renewed youth, the symbolical phoenix never reappeared before the eyes of the world without having consumed solemnly the remains and evidences of its previous life. so also moses saw to it that all those who had known egypt and her mysteries should end their life in the desert; at ephesus st. paul burnt all books which treated of the occult sciences; and in fine, the french revolution, daughter of the great johannite orient and the ashes of the templars, spoliated the churches and blasphemed the allegories of the divine cultus. but all doctrines and all revivals proscribe magic and condemn its mysteries to the

ke for one's self a personal and imperishable life: it is to break free from the vicissitudes of life and death. every man who is prepared to die rather than renounce truth and justice is most truly living, for immortality abides in his soul. to find or to form such men was the end of all ancient initiations. pythagoras disciplined his pupils by silence and all kinds of self-denial; candidates in egypt were tried by the four elements; and we know the self-inflicted austerities of fakirs and brahmans in india for attaining the kingdom of free will and divine independence. all macerations of asceticism are borrowed from the initiations of the ancient mysteries; they have ceased because those qualified for initiation, no longer finding initiators, and the leaders of conscience becoming in the

gma of the kabalah, that which is in visible nature reveals that which is in the domain of invisible nature, or secondary causes are in strict proportion and analogous to the manifestations of the first cause. so is this first cause revealed invariably by the cross that unity made up of two, divided one by the other in order to produce four; that key to the the tetragram 19 mysteries of india and egypt, the tau of the patriarchs, the divine sign of osiris, the stauros of the gnostics, the keystone of the temple, the symbol of occult masonry; the cross, central point of the junction of the right angles of two infinite triangles; the cross, which in the french language seems to be the first root and fundamental substantive of the verb to believe and the verb to grow, thus combining the conce

aracelsus, while following gaffarel upon the great question of occult iconography and numismatics. bewitchment may be cured also by substitution, when that is possible, and by the rupture or deflection of the astral current. the folk-traditions on all these points are admirable and undoubtedly of remote antiquity; they are remnants of the teaching of druids, who were initiated in the mysteries of egypt and india by bewitchments 79 wandering hierophants. now, it is well known in vulgar magic that a bewitchment that is, a determined will resolved on doing evil, invariably has its result, and cannot draw back without risk of death. the sorcerer who liberates anyone from a charm must have another object for his malevolence, or it is certain that he himself will be smitten and will perish as th


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magic receives from them, in exchange for this favour, gold, myrrh and frankincense. so does doctrine serve in all hieratic religions to veil the secret of natural forces which the initiate has at his disposal. religious formulae are the summaries of those words full of mystery and power which make the gods descend from heaven and become subject to the will of men. judea borrowed its secrets from egypt; greece sent her hierophants and later her theosophists to the school of the great prophets; the rome of the caesars, mined by the initiation of the catacombs, collapsed one day into the church, and a symbolism was reconstructed with the remnants of all worships which had been absorbed by the queen of the world. according to the gospel narrative, the inscription which set forth the spiritual

and executed him; they have forced him to drink hemlock, they have crucified him, they have stoned him, they have burned him and cast his ashes to the wind; then have they turned scarlet with terror, for he stands erect before them, impeaching them by his wounds and overwhelming them by the radiance of his scars. they believed that they had slain him in his cradle at bethlehem, but he is alive in egypt. they carry him to the summit of the mountain to cast him down; the mob of his destroyers encircles him and triumphs already in his certain destruction. a cry is heard: is not that he who is shattered on the rocks of the abyss? they whiten and look at one another; but he, calm and smiling with pity, passes through the midst of them and disappears. behold another mountain which they have just

e annual remnants of holy chrism; scapulas and medals, are all true talismans. one such medal has become popular in our own day, and even those who are devoid of religion suspend it from the necks of their children. moreover, its figures are so perfectly kabalistic that it is truly a marvellous double pantacle. on the one side is the great initiatrix, the heavenly mother of the zohar, the isis of egypt, the venus-urania of the platonists, the mary of christianity, throned upon the world and setting one foot upon the head of the magical serpent. she extends the septenary of talismans 47 her two hands in such a manner as to form a triangle, of which her head is the apex; her hands are open and radiant, thus making a double triangle, with all its rays directed towards the earth, evidently rep

them being read by the uninstructed among believers. taken literally and understood materially, such books could be only an inconceivable tissue of absurdities and scandals, as the school of voltaire has demonstrated but too well. it is the same with all the ancient dogmas, the brilliant theogonies and poetic legends. to say that ancient greece believed in the love-adventures of jupiter, or that egypt worshipped the cynocephalus and sparrow-hawk, is to exhibit as much ignorance and bad faith as would be shown by maintaining that christians adore a triple god, composed of an old man, an executed criminal and a dove. the ignorance of symbols is invariably calumnious. for this reason we should be on our guard first and foremost against the derision of that which we do not know, when its enun

neo-platonists, the god of lamartine and victor cousin, the god of spinoza and plato, the god of the primitive gnostic schools; the christ also of the dissident priesthood. this last qualification, ascribed to the goat of black magic, will not astonish students of religious antiquities who are acquainted with the phases of symbolism and doctrine in their various transformations, whether in india, egypt or judea. the bull, the dog and the goat are the three symbolical animals of hermetic magic, resuming all the traditions of egypt and india. the bull represents the earth or salt of the philosophers; the dog is hermanubis, the mercury of the sages. otherwise, fluid, air and water; the goat represents fire and is at the same time the symbol of generation. two goats, one pure and one impure, w


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niques connected to it, one of which seems to be for acquiring the sight permanently (pages 32-33) and another for a temporary experience of it (page 33. he also makes some comments upon the nature of light, and a higher order or octave of light connected to seership (pages 34-35. this octave theory is a perennial concept, with parallels in a number of magical and philosophical texts from ancient egypt, plato and the neoplatonic writers, and kabbalistic and renaissance hermetic philosophers. we may also find it in a number of sources such as john dee's hieroglyphic monad and other writings, and in the preface and centuries of nostradamus, neither of which has, at first glance, any overt connection with collective or racial or folklore traditions, though the connections are present upon a d

fect state, and some of them make better essay [that is, attempts] for heroic actions than others, having the same measures of virtue and vice as we, and still expecting advancement to a higher and more splendid state of life. one of them is stronger than many men, yet [they] do not incline to hurt mankind, except by commission for a gross misdemeanour, as [in the case of] the destroying angel of egypt and the assyrians [in] exodus 12:29, and 2 kings 10:35. they haunt [that is, inhabit] most where there is most barbarity [that is, in isolated non-english-speaking regions, and therefore our ignorant ancestors [in order] to prevent the the secret commonwealth 57 insults of that strange people, used rude and coarse remedies, such as exorcisms, donations, and vows. but as soon as true piety pr


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actual appearance in the material world [note: contrast egyptian statuary with greek, roman, or later european. the "living presence" in the former will be dramatically evident] similarly part of something could substitute for the whole as long as the mind completed the connection. mental imagery created by viewing the portrait of a dead relative, for example, brought that relative to true life. egypt was divided into 42 nomes (provinces, each dominated by the priesthood of one or more divinities. a particular priesthood might also dominate more than one nome. the monarchy was closely controlled by the various orders of priesthood, with the pharaoh acting as an earthly deputy of and interpreter for the neteru. governmental, judicial, and political systems were responsible for their ethics

t, on an individual case basis. there was no concept of individual rights against the government, because government was viewed as a system ordered by the neteru. similarly each egyptian, whether high or lowborn, participated in this system. crime and corruption were of course possible, but inadvisable because of the conviction that vice would be punished severely after earthly death. old kingdom egypt was largely insulated from foreign invasion or conflict, hence egypt spent its early years as a peaceful culture with no standing military. egypt is credited with invention of the alphabet, as well as the use of currency as a medium of exchange. it is noteworthy for having produced the first national (as opposed to city-state) political system, as well as the most enduring one in recorded hi

et, as well as the use of currency as a medium of exchange. it is noteworthy for having produced the first national (as opposed to city-state) political system, as well as the most enduring one in recorded history (more than 3,000 years. there was no caste, racial, or sexual discrimination; foreigners were considered "less than human(=egyptian, but could remedy this misfortune simply by moving to egypt and adopting egyptian culture. egypt was ultimately destroyed by foreign conquerors (persia, macedonia, rome) and her inability to adapt to the continuing competition of foreign cultures. her new empire of the setian (xixxx) dynasties was a protectionist backlash rather than an effort to "civilize" or create a permanent empire [as per macedonia, persia, or rome. mesopotamian philosophy mesop

and control most of the property [on behalf of the god(s. those gods were anthropomorphic, with essentially human motives and desires which were manifest through the forces of nature. the generally harsher and more unpredictable elements in mesopotamia may partially explain the generally harsher and more unpredictable personalities of the mesopotamian gods in contrast to the egyptian neteru. like egypt, the ancient near east shows a blending of the scientific and the emotional. supernatural beings were thought to be intimately involved with human fortunes on a daily basis. hence the "life experience" of a mesopotamian was as much magical as it was rational. whereas the egyptian political system was strongly centralized and monarchic, the earliest mesopotamian cultures tended to be localize

than 20 mesopotamian kings between 2300 and 1500 bce laid claim to personal divinity "substitute kings" were occasionally employed in classification: v2- 102- 2 author: michael a. aquino vi date: october 1, xix revision: january 1, xxiv html revision: oct 07, 1997 ce subject: philosophy reading list: 3a, 16a, 16l, 16m mesopotamia to preserve the real ones from divine wrath or physical danger. in egypt this never happened; the actual pharaoh remained completely accountable. virtue in mesopotamia was understood as obedience to the willful desires of the god(s, not harmony with their natural principles. the "wrath of the gods" was feared by the state in mesopotamia, as it was never in egypt (which was ruled by a god-king. the mesopotamian king sought the "right ruling" of his community, in a


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nds of jahilia! here in vast scented tents are arrays of spices, of senna leaves, of fragrant woods; here the perfume vendors can be found, competing for the pilgrims' noses, and for their wallets, too. abu simbel pushes his way through the crowds. merchants, jewish, monophysite, nabataean, buy and sell pieces of silver and gold, weighing them, biting coins with knowing teeth. there is linen from egypt and silk from china; from basra, arms and grain. there is gambling, and drinking, and dance. there are slaves for sale, nubian, anatolian, aethiop. the four factions of the tribe of shark control separate zones of the fair, the scents and spices in the scarlet tents, while in the black tents the cloth and leather. the silverhaired grouping is in charge of precious metals and swords. entertai

had been thought safer to transport goods across the desert than over the seas, where monsoons could strike at any time. in those days before meteorology such matters were impossible to predict. for this reason the cara- vanserais prospered. the produce of the world came up from zafar to sheba, and thence tojahilia and the oasis of yathrib and on to midian where moses lived; thence to aqabah and egypt. from jahilia other trails began: to the east and north--east, towards mesopotamia and the great persian empire. to petra and to palmyra, where once solomon loved the queen of sheba. those were fatted days. but now the fleets plying the waters around the peninsula have grown hardier, their crews more skilful, their navigational instruments more accurate. the camel trains are losing business


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had the time to focus on it for over a year. but this is something i know i need to do (my various university trainings have prepared me for this pretty well, and i've personally _used_ the framework succesfully for many years. the second side has to do with my ammonian initiation and the concept of the short path. this is a thread that has been growing within me for years (from a pre-ts visit to egypt, to the salem and london conclave workings, up to the point of joining the order of amon. this will probably be very difficult to teach, but i know i will have the essence to at least realize the path myself. this work is in a state where i have finally obtained my vision, and will now need to fulfill it (parts of the vision are all around this writing. an additional thread is my work with g

on became possible only now because the matrix of the outer world had so far been deaf to my call. in the year 1904 in cairo began a working that has finally created a magical entity into the shelter of which the ancients can remanifest. i was born on the 32nd year of the on of set into the presence of a finnish priest of set. this priest had already heard my call at the temple of amon in karnak, egypt, nine years before. since then his greater self had prepared him to receive me. in the year 1992 his mind reached me for the first time via the shub-niggurath working. during the same year he also met the fire of amon for the first time; in america he met the great reconstructor of the priesthood of amon, master r. amn dececco. in the year 1994 he came to my coffin in london and in a working


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had the time to focus on it for over a year. but this is something i know i need to do (my various university trainings have prepared me for this pretty well, and i've personally _used_ the framework succesfully for many years. the second side has to do with my ammonian initiation and the concept of the short path. this is a thread that has been growing within me for years (from a pre-ts visit to egypt, to the salem and london conclave workings, up to the point of joining the order of amon. this will probably be very difficult to teach, but i know i will have the essence to at least realize the path myself. this work is in a state where i have finally obtained my vision, and will now need to fulfill it (parts of the vision are all around this writing. an additional thread is my work with g

on became possible only now because the matrix of the outer world had so far been deaf to my call. in the year 1904 in cairo began a working that has finally created a magical entity into the shelter of which the ancients can remanifest. i was born on the 32nd year of the on of set into the presence of a finnish priest of set. this priest had already heard my call at the temple of amon in karnak, egypt, nine years before. since then his greater self had prepared him to receive me. in the year 1992 his mind reached me for the first time via the shub-niggurath working. during the same year he also met the fire of amon for the first time; in america he met the great reconstructor of the priesthood of amon, master r. amn dececco. in the year 1994 he came to my coffin in london and in a working


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in its passing. the events that took place there, with especial reference to the trials of bury st.edmunds, essex, were a direct inspiration to the trials of salem, essex, new england. and so the trail leads onwards. the merging of catholic and pagan beliefs in witchcraft and magick generally may also be observed in vodu, macumba, the sorceries of malysia, in the secrets of the princes of little egypt, in the observances of the bonesmen, horse whisperers and blacksmiths, the toad witches, in the satanic cults of russia and teutonia, the luciferian traditions, brujeria, stregeria, rosicrucianism, the golden dawn, thelema, and (according to some) in the rites and observances of freemasonry, as it may be seen in what might be patronisingly called folk magic across europe. this same syncretis

terpreted yet again. in our modern day we no longer like to speak of god or the devil, and perhaps even feel a slight embarrassment at the superstitions of our forebears. instead we are more comfortable to reduce such ideas to psychological concepts. modern magicians and witches, even those who consider belief to be a 1 alchemy being translated to mean the black science, and having its origins in egypt. no moral implications are intended by the word; indeed it was several thousand years before anyone saw the need to invent a white magick to balance the black. working tool rather than an end in itself, find no less difficulty than our cowan (uninitiated) contemporaries. i have already stated my belief that the modern language of psychology is no less advanced than the ancient systems of sor

f green emerald k covered with saffron hairs, each of them containing a million faces and mouths and as many tongues which, in a million dialects, implore the pardon of allah. he is the angel of the last judgement and weigher of souls. in the middle ages he was considered the psychopomp, conducting souls to the other world. such a pedigree dates from when the tribes of israel were in captivity in egypt. thus he may be equated here with anubis, the dog star, whose name in persian is tistar, chief, and in akkadian kasista, prince. the equation of micha-el and the god of the underworld also continues after the arrival of roman catholicism. the church, anxious to attract and convert the pagans of roman gaul, endowed micha-el with many of the attributes of the god mercury, and thus also of the

he monothiestic legacy. the early hebrews attributed all events, whether good or bad, to the one god. he encapsulated both darkness and light, destruction and creation, corruption and purity. such is clearly stated in isaiah 45:7; i form the light, and create darkness: i make peace, and create evil: i the lord do all these things. in the old testament it is god himself who slays the first born of egypt, sends plagues and famine, strikes down with lightning, and demands of abraham that he sacrifice his first born son. the idea of a separate evil only gradually arrives from the 2nd century b.c. the dilemma of evil created a paradoxical tension between the essentially monist concept of a single divinity underlying existence and the dualistic principle of a lord of light and a lord of darkness

being the serpent in the garden. ariton (goetia. demon king of water, and the west. ashmedai, asmodaios, asmodeus, asmoday (goetia, 32nd spirit, latin asmodeus, talmudic asmeddai, meaning being of judgement. ex- cherubim, more of a philosopher than a fiend. originally a persian deity, it is supposedly he who killed the seven bridegrooms of sarah and fought rapha-el, before being banished to upper egypt. classically, the patron demon of passion, lechery, luxury, sensuality, who wreaks havoc seducing nuns and monks. may appear with three heads, a bull, a ram and a man, and the feet of a rooster or goose, and a serpent s tail. shoots flames from his mouth, and rides an infernal dragon with a lance and banner. lures happily married couples into adultery, and enjoys arranging unsuitable marriag


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vil is found in the christian bible, where the holiest day of the year, the day of atonement, was celebrated by casting lots for two goats "without blemish, one to be offered to the lord, and one to azazel. the goat carrying the sins of the people was driven into the desert and became a "scapegoat. this is the origin of the goat which is still used in lodge ceremonies today as it was also used in egypt, where once a year it was sacrificed to a god. the devils of mankind are many, and their origins diversified. the performance of satanic ritual does not embrace the calling forth of demons; this practice is followed only by those who are in fear of the very forces they conjure. supposedly, demons are malevolent spirits with attributes conductive to the deterioration of the people or events t


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the embodiment of all heresies that liberate. he wins the undivided admiration of man, and finally supercedes jehovah as the object of worship. of the two german rites included here, the tierdrama is the older. the lessons taught by aesopian allegory are the first essays to instruct man on the pragmatic importance of applied psychology. aesopian parable, which was recorded as early as 1500 b.c in egypt, was late to appear in a german interpretation. as a result, when gotthold lessing produced the parables in the eighteenth century, diey were readily assimilated into the heretical philosophy that considers the human animal as decidedly inferior in many respects to his all fours cousins. the substance of the tierdrama is the admission of one's quadruped heritage. the purpose of the ceremony

hem from all other peoples. the yezidis' legend of their origin is no longer fantastic, by scientific standards. it alludes to the creation of the first male and female of the tribe through the principles later set down by paracelsus for the creation of a homunculus; viz. encapsulation of sperm in a container where it gestates and assumes a human embryonic form. the yezidi provided a link between egypt, eastern europe, and tibet. the language of the yezidis was kurdishsimilar in sound to enochian, the language supposedly spoken by the watchers. shortly before sheik adi (full name: saraf ad-din abu-l- fadail, adi ben musafir ben ismael ben mousa ben marwan ben ali-hassan ben marwan) died in 1163, he dictated what was to become one of the most legendary manuscripts of all time-the al-jilwah


SCHEM HA MEPHORESH

s of the sons of jacob. also to the twelve apostles. the healing leaves are those of schem ha-mephoresch or the divided name of zauir anpin, the microprosopus, the christ, the lamb of elohim, whose throne is in the tree, from which throne issues the river of the waters of life. 3 the seventy two leaves of the tree of life are zauir anpin or microprosopus. now the twelve sons of jacob go down into egypt, that is the kingdom, malkuth, which has been destroyed in the fall, and cut from the sephirotic tree by the intersecting folds of the great dragon who then becomes its ruler as shown in the great altar diagram of the 4-7 grade. behold, i am against thee, pharoah, king of egypt, the great dragon thai lieth in the midst of the rivers. and the first of the sons of jacob who goeth down is josep


SCHLAGER NEIL WORLD RELIGIONS REFERENCE LIBRARY

religions and their sects and offshoots. this title examines the development of religions throughout history and into modern times: their philosophies and practices, sacred texts and teachings, effects on everyday life, influences on society and culture, and more. the two-volume set features eighteen chapters on today s prominent world religions and also explores ancient beliefs, such as those of egypt and mesopotamia; smaller movements like that of neo-paganism and baha; and philosophies, including those of ancient greece and rome, agnosticism, and atheism. in addition, vii an introductory chapter, what is religion, explores the concept of religion in more depth. numerous black-and-white images illustrate the text, while sidebars highlight interesting people and fascinating facts connecte

gan 48331-3535; call toll-free 800-877- 4253; send faxes to 248-699-8097; or send e-mail via http//www.gale.com. world religions: almanac ix reader s guide this page intentionally left blank timeline of events 10,000 400 bce the span of the jomon period in japan, during which shinto first emerged. 3500 2000 bce duration of religion in ancient sumer. 3110 bce 550 ce duration of religion in ancient egypt. 3102 bce emergence of hinduism. 1700 bce the babylonians devise a new creation myth, the enuma elish. c. 1353 34 bce the pharaoh akhenaten rules egypt and enforces the worship of a single god, aten. all evidence of his reign is wiped out after his death. tenth century bce the jewish temple of solomon is constructed in jerusalem. seventh century bce beginning of the milesian school of philos

o are not members of the clergy. li: the rules of behavior a person must follow to reach the confucian ideal of correct living. xxii world religions: almanac words to know logos: word, logic, or defining pattern of the universe, similar to the dao in chinese philosophy. lughnasadh: neo-pagan harvest festival on august 1. maat: divine order and justice; a central concept in the religion of ancient egypt. mabon: neo-pagan celebration of the autumn equinox; the completion of the harvest season. magen david: the so-called star of david, a symbol of the jewish faith and nation. magick: the ability to focus mental and physical energies to affect the natural world or to achieve a goal. mahavira: the twenty-fourth tirthankara often regarded as the founder of jainism. mahavira jayanti: mahavira s b

ship many gods. pantheon: the class or collection of all gods and goddesses in a system of belief. parshva: the twenty-third tirthankara, who lived about 250 years before mahavira. parsis (parsees: zoroastrians who live in india. paryushana: an eight-day festival, the most important holy observance for jains during the year. pesach: the feast of passover, commemorating the flight of the jews from egypt. philosophical daoism: a form of daoism by which followers seek knowledge and wisdom about the unity of everything in existence and how to become closer to it. philosophy: the study of morals and reality by logical reasoning to gain a greater understanding of the world. world religions: almanac xxv words to know polytheism: a religion worshiping many gods. pravritti: people who choose to liv

w from it. prophecy: prediction of future events. prophet: a person chosen to serve as god s messenger. pu: uncarved or unformed; the state of simplicity to which daoists try to return. puja: worship. purusharthas: the four aims of hinduism or the doctrine of the fourfold end of life. purva: the original jain sacred texts, now lost. pyramid: a stone tomb constructed to house a deceased pharaoh of egypt. qi: the breath of life or vital energy that flows through the body and the earth. qur an: the sacred scriptures of islam; contains the revelations given to the prophet muhammad revealed to him beginning in 610. ra kah: a unit of prayer. rationalism: belief that knowledge can come exclusively from the mind. reform: one of the sects of judaism, generally used to refer to the less traditional


SET IN EGYPTIAN THEOLOGY

ty-two connect the several sephiroth, and are deemed to transmit the divine influence. some teachers of occult science also allot the twenty-two trumps of the tarot cards to the twenty-two paths. unattributed contents 1997- 2001 al billiwoset in egyptian theology by oz tech set was one of the earliest egyptian deities, a god of the night identified with the northern stars. in the earliest ages of egypt this prince of darkness was well regarded. one persistant token of this regard is the tcham scepter, having the stylized head and tail of set. the tcham scepter is frequently found in portraits of other other gods as a symbol of magical power. in some texts he is hailed as a source of strength, and in early paintings he is portrayed as bearer of a harpoon at the prow of the boat of ra, wardi

f polarities. in time, the conflict between these two abstract principles came to be emphasized rather than their primal union. set's battle with horus the elder grew from being a statement of the duality of day and night into an expression of the political conflict among the polytheistic priesthoods for control of the egyptian theocracy. this was rewritten as a battle between good and evil after egypt expelled the hyskos in the 18th dynasty. some say the hyskos were asiatic invaders, and others say they were an indigenous minority that seized control of the nation. this tribe ruled egypt for a time and happened to favor the set cult, seeing a resemblence to a storm-god of their own pantheon. the set cult never recovered from this identification with the hyskos. mages of set were destroyed

e say the hyskos were asiatic invaders, and others say they were an indigenous minority that seized control of the nation. this tribe ruled egypt for a time and happened to favor the set cult, seeing a resemblence to a storm-god of their own pantheon. the set cult never recovered from this identification with the hyskos. mages of set were destroyed or defaced. by the time greek historians visited egypt, wild asses, pigs, and other beasts identified with the set cult were driven off cliffs, hacked into pieces or otherwise slaughtered at annual celebrations in a spirit akin to the driving out of the biblical scapegoat. the report of these historians is often thought to be a valid account of a a timeless and immutable theocracy, but just looking at the frequency with which the ruling capital

this cosmic lawsuit, which includes things that make dynasty look like a prayer breakfast. i have always been intrigued, though, that while all books affirm that set tore osiris to pieces, everybody knows about osiris, and it is quite hard to collect the pieces of the puzzle that is set. egyptologists have never agreed what the animal used to symbolize set actually is. since the sages of ancient egypt did not use an unrecognizable creature to represent any other major deity, we may guess that this is intentional, and points, like the tcham sceptre, to an esoteric meaning. references: budge, e.a. wallis. the gods of the egyptians. grant, kenneth. cults of the shadow. graves, robert. the white goddess. ions, veronica. egyptian mythology. massey, gerald. the natural genesis. russell, jeffrey


SET IT STRAIGHT

is is intentional, and points, like the tcham sceptre, to an esoteric meaning. references: budge, e.a. wallis. the gods of the egyptians. grant, kenneth. cults of the shadow. graves, robert. the white goddess. ions, veronica. egyptian mythology. massey, gerald. the natural genesis. russell, jeffrey burton. the devviset it straight! by denytenamun this article discusses set as portrayed in ancient egypt and as understood in the modern day temple of set. this was denytenamun's first article on set. every setian is sooner or later bound to form some sort of opinion on the entity whose name s/he has taken as a part of her/himself. whether set exists or not, and what should we think about his priesthood, are two of the bunch of very frequently discussed issues in the temple. the lack of empiric

ven by gods and is guarded by them, and it has a negative meaning (p. 24) in gods of the egyptians (part ii: p. 244) budge puts it that set was generally thought to be the cause of every thing which tended to reverse the ordinary course of nature and of law and order. from a moral point of view he was thus the personification of sin and evil. recalling what serge sauneron's the priests of ancient egypt has to say about the egyptian world- view, the negative connotations become understandable. sauneron explains that the egyptians thought that "the universe, predetermined since its creation, has been organized for all eternity according to patterns unvaryingly alike (p. 29, and that holding up this balance is indispensable, moreover not by 'inventing' new solutions when difficulties arise, b


SETH IN THE MAGICKAL TEXTS

paper entitled "seth in gnostic literature. pearson showed that the gnostic figure of seth derives from jewish tradition. in an excursus at the end of the paper named "egyptian influences, the author laid down that the egyptian god seth is never identified with seth, the son of adam.1 in the discussion following pearson's paper, however, c. colpe asserted (p. 510 "in a single magical papyrus from egypt a mistaken identification has been made between egyptian seth and jewish seth (cf. w. fauth, orchr 57 [1973] 91-94" now fauth asserts that on account of the similarity of the names of the egyptian god and "the pneumatic seth, the latter "on egyptian soil was now and then secondarily confused and welded with the indigenous god of magic."2 here fauth refers to c.j. bleeker's paper at the messi

at =u!tika indicated the sunday. m.w. meyer in the greek magical papyri in translation, ed. h.d. betz (chicago and london 1986) 36, n. 3, simply cites preisendanz without showing knowledge of peterson's article; cf. r. kotanski "incantations and prayers for salvation on inscribed amulets" in magika hiera, ed. c.a. faraone and d. obink (new york-oxford 1991) 137, n. 110. 7 although seth in ancient egypt could be reconciled with horus and seen as the defender of the solar bark, his cult seems to have disappeared after the assyrian period and the god himself began to be turned into a demon; see h. te velde, seth, god of confusion, probleme der agyptologie 6 (leiden 1967) 139-151. 88 jarl fossum and brian glazer two points only need to be made in this connection. firstly, typhon in the spell c

ed, see a.m. kropp, ausgewahlte koptische zaubertexte, 3 vols (bruxelles 1930/31) 2.238-239. 13 w. vycichl, the coptic encyclopedia, 6 vols, ed. a.s. atiya (new york 1991) 6.1503. 14 i.e, pgm iii.1-124; iv.179-181, 204, 208; iv.1331-1389; iv.3255-3274. while iav stood for the shorter form of the tetragrammaton (see e.g. d.g. martinez, in his commentary on p. mich. xvi.757 [a greek love charm from egypt, american studies in papyrology 30 (atlanta, georgia, 1991] 79f, it was easily connected with iv, the sound of a braying ass, thus signifying seth; see, for example, r. merkelbach, abrasax iii, abh. rhein.-westf. ak, pap. coloniensia xvii.3 (opladen 1992) 44, 19f, 214 (gg. for a picture of seth as ass, see, e.g, suppl. mag. ii.69. 15 see procope-walter "iao und set, archiv fur religionswisse

31-1389. 16 see "iao und seth" 34-48. pearson did not note this text. 17 there is no need to regard the identification of jesus as "the god of the hebrews" as due to a later hand. in certain quarters, jesus was regarded as the biblical maleak yahweh, the yahweh angel, who is often indistinguishable from god himself. already in jude 5, jesus is seen as the angel of yahweh who led the people out of egypt; see j. fossum "kyrios jesus as the angel of the lord in jude 5-7, new testament studies 33 (1987) 226-243. this is one of the prominent works of the deity invoked in the spell in pgm iv.3007-3086; see lines 3034-3036 and 3054-3055. 18 see pearson "egyptian seth (above, n. 3) 30, 31, 33 "seth (above, n. 1) 76-79. 90 jarl fossum and brian glazer indicated by the phrase "seth seth the living c


SIR WALLIS BUDGE EGYPTIAN MAGIC

r-lytph egyptian magic by e. a. wallis budge late keeper of the egyptian and assyrian antiquities in the british museum kegan, paul, trench and trubner& co, london [1901] p. iii to sir j. norman lockyer, k.c.b, f.r.s, etc, etc, etc, a token of esteem for a great astronomer, and a mark of true regard for a friend. p. vii preface. a study of the remains of the native religious literature of ancient egypt which have come down to us has revealed the fact that the belief in magic, that is to say, in the power of magical names, and spells, and enchantments, and formula, and pictures, and figures, and amulets, and in the performance of ceremonies accompanied by the utterance of words of power, to produce supernatural results, formed a large and important part of the egyptian religion. and it is c

the divine power or powers, and their devotion to religious magic, gained for them among the nations with whom they came in contact the reputation of being at once the most religious and the most superstitious of men. that this reputation was, on the whole, well deserved, is the object of this little book to shew. egyptian magic dates from the time when the predynastic and prehistoric dwellers in egypt believed that the earth, and the underworld, and the air, and the sky were peopled with countless beings, visible and invisible, which were held to be friendly or unfriendly to man according as the operations of nature, which they were supposed to direct, were favourable or unfavourable to him. in -nature and attributes these beings were thought by primitive man to closely resemble himself a

s to be enabled to obtain superhuman results and to become for a time as mighty as the original possessor of the power; but the object of egyptian magic was to endow man with the means of compelling both friendly and hostile powers, nay, at a later time, even god himself, to do what he wished, whether the were willing or not. the belief in magic, the word being used in its best sense, is older in egypt than the belief in god, and it is certain that a very large number of the egyptian religious ceremonies, which were performed in later times as an integral part of a highly spiritual worship, had their origin in superstitious customs which date from a period when god, under any name or in any form, was unconceived in the minds of the egyptians. indeed it is probable that even the use of the

oglyphic character both for god and "god" indicates that this weapon and. tool was employed in the p. x performance of some ceremony connected with religious magic in prehistoric, or at any rate in predynastic times, when it in some mysterious way symbolized the presence of a supreme power. but be this as it may, it is quite certain that magic and religion developed and flourished side by side in egypt throughout all periods of her history, and that any investigation which we may make of the one necessarily includes an examination of the other. from the religious books of ancient egypt we learn that the power possessed by a priest or man who was skilled in the knowledge and working of magic was believed to be almost boundless. by pronouncing certain words or names of power in the proper ma

se of life" the future was as well known as the past, and neither time nor distance could limit the operations of his power; the mysteries of life and death were laid bare before him, and he could draw aside the veil which hid the secrets of fate and destiny from the knowledge of ordinary mortals. now if views such as these concerning the magician's power were held by the educated folk of ancient egypt there is little to wonder at when we find that beliefs and superstitions of the most degraded character flourished with rank luxuriance among the peasants p. xii and working classes of that country, who failed to understand the symbolism of the elaborate ceremonies which were performed in the temples, and who were too ignorant to distinguish the spiritual conceptions which lay at their root


SOLOMON

thee? and what is thy business? for i hear many things about thee' and the demon answered "i, o king solomon, am called abezithibod. i am a descendant of the archangel. once as i sat in the first heaven, of which the name is ameleouth- i then am a fierce spirit and winged, and with a single wing, plotting against every spirit under heaven. i was present when moses went in before pharaoh, king of egypt, and i hardened his heart. i am he whom iannes and iambres invoked homing [1] with moses in egypt. i am he who fought against moses [2] with wonders with signs [1. o koyx menoi in the ms, a vox nihili. if we had the apocryph of iannes and iambres we might understand the reference. 2. 2 tim. iii. 8] 126. i said therefore to him "how wast thou found in the red sea" and he answered "in the exod


SORCERIES OF ZOS

four quarters plus the inbetweenness concepts that together compose the eightfold cross, the eight-petalled lotus, a synthetic symbol of the goddess of the seven stars plus her son, set or sirius. the mechanics of the new sexuality are based upon the dynamics of the death posture, a formula evolved by spare for the purpose of reifying the negative potential in terms of positive power. in ancient egypt the mummy was the type of this formula, and the simulation by the adept of the state of death- in tantric practice- involves also the total stilling of the psychosomatic functions. the formula has been used by adepts not necessarily working with specifically tantric or magical formulae, notably by the celebrated advaitin rishi, bhagavan shri ramana maharshi of tiruvannamalai, who attained su

ich he produced in collaboration with frieda harris in 1944. dali's shak-ti gala- was the channel through which the inspiring creative current was fixed or visualized in some of the greatest paintings the world has seen. and in the case of austin osman spare, the fire snake assumed the form of mrs. paterson, a self-confessed witch who embodied the sorceries of a cult so ancient that it was old in egypt's infancy. spare's grimoire is a concentration of the entire body of his work. it comprises, in a sense, everthing of magical or creative value that he ever thought or imagined. thus, if you posses a picture by zos, and that picture contains some of his sigillized spells, you possess the whole grimoire, and you stand a great chance of being swept up and attuned to the vibrations of zos kia c

regio n (22) see chapter 10 (23) vide, infra, p.204 (25) i.e. a solitary sex act (26) described in the book of pleasure (a.o. spare, republished 1975 (27) see letters on od and magnetism; karl von reichenbach, london, 1926 (28) the book of pleasure, p.56 (29) see the secret life of salvador dali, new york, 1942 (30) they were carried over from the draconian or typhonian traditions of predynastic egypt. see the magical revival, chapter 3 (31) the way of resurgent atavisms (32) hecate, the witch or transformer from dark to light, as the tadpole of the waters to the frog of dry land, as the dark and baleful moon of witchcraft to the full bright orb of magical radiance and enchantment exemplified for spare by 'witch' paterson who changed from the hag to the virgin before his eyes. see images


SPENSER THE CULT OF THE ALL SEEING EYE 1960

ve worshipped before unhallowed altars dedicated to the adoration of a nameless deity. an unknown god. the identity of this deity has been concealed behind an elaborate system of veiled allegories and secret symbols. followers of this pseudomystical, humanistic, occult system of beliefs affirm, without proof, that it is based on an unbroken oral tradition handed down from an ancient priesthood in egypt. the cult projects a minimum belief in a god which totally excludes god, the divine redeemer, and which rejects jesus christ, the son of god. its leaders tell its initiates that the doctrine of the cull is based on a hidden master religion in which all men can agree because it is founded on pre-christian, pagan models that appear not to be in conflict with reputable faiths. this offspring of

ackground lies the city of jerusalem over which shine two stars, the star of the east of christianity and six-pointed star of judaism. a flame spreads an arc of light above, proclaiming the continuity of life and the immortality of the soul (ibid, march-april 1960, pp. 6-7) m. oldfield howey tells us in the encircled serpent (david mackay co, philadelphia, pa, 192, p. 84, that in the symbolism of egypt the "serpent is constantly represented as surmounting a cross. the brazen serpent. was a palladium or talisman in [he form of a serpent coiled around the mystic tau, or t [also] the serpent set up by moses was originally the egyptian. sun-god, who was now known to his people as jehovah (lbid, p. 83) joseph von hammer, in the history of the assassins (eng. trans, 1835) explains the tau as the

the eye of baal, and as the eye of providence. the eye of jove appeared on the front of jove's temple at peloponnessus. as the solar eye it was the symbol of the arabian god of. jethro, the black father-in-law of moses, and of the arabic motto "allah" or "i am that i am" all ancient temples of arabia were decorated with the eye, which had first appeared as the symbol of osiris, isis and horus of egypt.42 the eye represented the mystic symbol of the so-called egyptian "trinity" expressed in these words, often inscribed on the statues of isis "i am all that has been, that is, or shall be, and none among mortals has hitherto taken off my veil" she was the daughter of saturn and her name meant ancient. she married her brother osiris, and was pregnant by him even before she had left her mother

"the word jehovah, of the solar circle of arabia, superseded the egyptian motto in the radiant triangle, and as the word soon became too sacred to be spoken or ever- 32- written, it was generally symbolized by the all-seeing eye of him whose name it was."45 he described the "cap of purest crystal" once atop the pyramid of gizeh (the floating triangle on the reverse seal) as the "priceless gem of egypt."the terrible crystal (job xxxviii, 4-7) he believed that "when at last it shall actually crown the pyramid of human institutions, then indeed shall all men dwell beneath the shadow of "the rock."46 (deut. xxxii, 4; psalms xci, 1: isa. xxvi, 4 and xxxii, 2) totlen insisted that the symbolism had a scriptural basis. his "cap" on the pyramid is the biblical cornerstone; his "rock" is jehovah i

"with the serpent of scripture and. the tree of life" hoa's wife was the mother of belus.53 the cabalists lifted their entire sephirotic tree of life representing jehovah from the triads of the chaldean-babylonian pantheon (see sephirolh, part 1. the egyptian pantheon was even more ancient, dating from the 27th to the 30th centuries b.c. or even earlier, according to some sources. the sungods of egypt were nine in number. the chief among them was osiris, whose worship was universal. he was "the great deity of amenti or hades [hell" rawlinson described osiris' role as the judge of the dead "it was the universal belief that, immediately after death, the soul descended into the lower world and was conducted to the hall of truth, where it was judged in the presence of osiris and the forty-two


STEINER RUDOLF CHRISTIANITY AS MYSTICAL FACT

develops beyond the mythological stage of consciousness to deeper forms of truth, these nevertheless bear the imprint of the same power that generated the myths.73 the relationship between mythical imagery as a form of representation and higher, philosophical knowledge is thus stated by plotinus from the standpoint of the neoplatonic school, in connection with the guardians of priestly wisdom in egypt: whether as a result of rigorous investigations, or instinctively, in imparting their wisdom, the wise men of the egyptians do not expound their teaching and precepts by means of written signs, which are imitations of voice and speech. instead they draw pictures; and in their temple engravings they illustrate the thought that goes with each particular thing, myth and mysteriosophy 67 so that

g the egyptian mystery of osiris. in osiris we have a figure who gradually became one of the most important gods of the country. a significant 70 christianity as mystical fact cycle of myths grew up concerning osiris and his consort isis. according to the story, osiris was the son of the sungod; he had a brother, typhon (set, and a sister, isis. osiris married his sister and with her reigned over egypt. but his wicked brother typhon plotted to overthrow osiris and prepared a chest that was exactly the length of osiris body. the chest was presented as a gift at a banquet to whatever person it fitted exactly; this turned out to be none other than osiris, who lay down in the chest. immediately typhon and his confederates seized upon osiris, closed the chest, and threw it into the river. when

in the chest. immediately typhon and his confederates seized upon osiris, closed the chest, and threw it into the river. when isis heard the terrible news, she wandered in despair searching for her husband s body. but when she found it, typhon again managed to take possession of it; he tore it into fourteen pieces, which were dispersed in different locations; several tombs of osiris were shown in egypt. the limbs of the god were thus to be found scattered here and there in widely separated places. osiris himself, however, came forth from the netherworld and vanquished typhon. a ray from him fell upon isis, who in consequence bore his son, harpocrates (horus).77 and now compare with the myth the world-view presented by the fifth century b.c. greek philosopher empedocles. he asserted that an

sed in order to furnish guidance when they were released from the mortal state. by means of this literary work we can explore the most intimate ideas of the egyptians concerning the eternal world and cosmogony. the ideas of the gods that we find there remind us constantly of those familiar from the greek mysteries. osiris is a god who gradually came to be popular and was universally worshipped in egypt, eclipsing the other local the egyptian and other eastern mysteries 87 divinities and subsuming the attributes of the other gods into himself. but whatever the ordinary people of egypt thought about the nature of osiris, in the book of the dead we have evidence of a priestly doctrine, according to which osiris was to be found within the human soul. that emerges from everything said there abo

ned to give birth to the eternal. humanity may therefore be termed the tomb of osiris; it is our lower nature typhon, or set that has killed him. the love that is present in his soul isis must cherish and care for the members of his corpse, and then the higher nature or eternal soul horus can be born, and in due course rise to the state of being an osiris. this then is the initiation practiced in egypt. it taught that whoever aspires to the highest stage of being must recapitulate, inwardly microcosmically, the universal and macrocosmic events connected with osiris. plato has described such a cosmic process: the creator had stretched out the world-soul on the world-body in the form of a cross, and the subsequent organization of the cosmos constitutes a redemption of the crucified world- so


SYMBOLISM OF THE BANNERS

exemption from judgment. the hebrew word which is translated as "mark" is tau and some have identified the sign tau with the t cross. tertullian, in commenting on the passage, says of the sign "ipsa enim litera graecorum t, nostra autem species crucis (adversus marcian iii.22" we also see a view that the mark made with the blood of the paschal lamb on the houses of the israelites before they left egypt was the t cross (exodus xii. 7. we have now to consider the christian cross or also known as the calvary cross. the new testament makes it quite certain that christ was not crucified on a single stake (crux simplex, but on a patibulum or bigot formed of two bars of wood with one fastened across the other. some have held the view that he was nailed to the cross whilst it lay on the ground, an


SYMBOLISM

eters actually exist? were these religions founded to worship or work with beings that actually existed? or were they simply the creations of the ancient egyptian priesthoods? rather than tackle immediately the question of whether the neters actually existed, workshop participants first chose to examine. egyptian priesthoods the first statement made about these priesthoods was that each temple in egypt taught a different area of philosophy or knowledge. those temples dedicated to a major neter or god taught that their primal form was the first cause. these were the major temples of the land, and an initiate who studied at temple after temple would be presented with the opposing claims that each god was the god, the creator. we noted in our discussion that the priesthoods of several of the


SZYMANSKI GREG SEARCHING FOR THE ILLUMINATI DEEP WITHIN THE BOWELS OF THE VATICAN

e learned it as a child growing up in the ranks. in a manuscript from a book she is trying to publish, written after she ran from the illuminati in san diego, svali explains "the illuminati are a group of people who follow a philosophy known as "illuminism" or "enlightenment. the illuminati were named several hundred years ago, but trace their roots and history to the ancient mystery religions of egypt, ancient babylon, and even mesopotamia. out of these ancient religions, which were practiced secretly over hundreds and hundreds of years, there arose esoteric groups which continued to practice the rites, traditions, and enculturation brought in from the original groups "over the centuries, these groups practiced openly in some countries, and covertly in countries where christianity or othe

r utter ruthlessness, and ability to implement this agenda, should not be minimized "the illuminati banking leaders, such as the rothschilds, the vanderbilts, the rockefellers, the carnegies, and the mellons, as examples, will reveal themselves, and offer to "save" the floundering world economy. a new system of monetary exchange, based on an international monetary system, and based between cairo, egypt, and brussels, belgium, will be set up. a true "one world economy, creating the longed for "one world order, will become reality" svali said this is the tip of the iceberg of the illuminati agenda in america and she has been disowned by her family for leaving. although recently offered $15,000 to return home, svali has refused, saying her ministry to awaken the american people is her first p


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asty. the great pyramid of khufu is one of the last early monuments connected with the idea of a setian afterlife as well as a solar one. the great pyramid had a special air shaft for the king s akh to fly to the star alpha draconis, which is the star of set in the constellation of the thigh, principle of the seven faces of darkness. during the middle kingdom, set was reduced to a symbol of upper egypt and apparently seen only during the setian festival of heb-sed, or tying together. it was during this time that set was first blamed for the murder of osiris, a semitic corn god who had arrived in the iiird dynasty. previously, osiris had died of drowning. no matter how evil set was, the essential function of set, of going out and expanding the borders of existence and then returning that ch

t blamed for the murder of osiris, a semitic corn god who had arrived in the iiird dynasty. previously, osiris had died of drowning. no matter how evil set was, the essential function of set, of going out and expanding the borders of existence and then returning that chaotic energy to the center, always continued. it is the darkness that binds together the egyptian light. the foreigners who ruled egypt known as the hyksos- quite probably hurrians- actively identified themselves with set and established their capital at an ancient setian site, avaris. very little is known about their religious or magical practices, although excavations going on at the time of writing this book should reveal great wealth. but they were great horsemen, and the horse (like the ass) had become identified with s

hemselves with set and established their capital at an ancient setian site, avaris. very little is known about their religious or magical practices, although excavations going on at the time of writing this book should reveal great wealth. but they were great horsemen, and the horse (like the ass) had become identified with set. it required hyksos rule before, after almost 200 years of its use in egypt, that evil setian animal the horse could be portrayed in egyptian art. the second native blooming of setian thinking may have begun in the xviiith dynasty, but certainly it reached its peak in the xixth and xxth dynasties when a family of setian priests from tanis became the pharoanic line. during this time of expanding borders, set was extraordinarily popular, as can be seen from pharaohs n

ows two setian particularities. firstly, it has an unnamed god coming into being in the psychic (subjective) realm as the god xephra- previously it had been held that neith, a goddess of nature, had transformed herself into the xephra beetle. secondly, the spell which gives the magician one of the powers of set, which is to slay apep, the dragon of delusion. with the coming of the xxiind dynasty, egypt entered its long decline. set became a tremendously unpopular deity. his worship ceased everywhere except the oases and the city of thebes, where his cult was absorbed into the cult of montu, the warlord of thebes. the negative and destructive aspects of isolation and destruction were emphasized and as egypt turned more to an idealized past, set-heh, the god of the void called the future, ca

everywhere except the oases and the city of thebes, where his cult was absorbed into the cult of montu, the warlord of thebes. the negative and destructive aspects of isolation and destruction were emphasized and as egypt turned more to an idealized past, set-heh, the god of the void called the future, came to resemble the christian satan. the third blooming came with the coming of the greeks to egypt. it is from this period that the hellenic notions of independence and self-worth began to revive both the operant and initiatory aspects of the new kingdom set cult. the spells in this volume are taken in the main from the third blooming. the success of the graeco-egyptian magic, despite roman persecution, saw an expansion of both the philosophical and magical aspects of this tradition as fa


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e footsteps of the order go deep, and its symbols are thousands of years old "they arose in ancient ages" clausen states "the signs, symbols, and inscriptions come to us from across long, drifting centuries and will be found in ancient sumerian clay tablet libraries of the cities of lir, lagash, and others of the first 20 codex magica true urban civilization. this, occurred about 600 years before egypt was civilized."17 in other words, clausen is telling his masonic readers that their signs and symbols came from babylon. the holy bible warns that the ancient mystery religion of wicked babylon will bounce back into demonic prevalence in the last days (see revelation 13, 17, and 18, and here we have the sovereign grand commander, the international chieftain of the masonic lodge, informing us

n earth. the lost word found moreover, the three messengers from babylon inform the candidate that the true name of god, the name that had been lost for so long, is not jesus, but is jahbuhlun. they conveniently omit mention of the fact that this is, in fact, the name of a monstrous devil god, that the name is an unholy and blasphemous composite of jahweh, baal, and osiris, or on (on is a city in egypt where the worship of the sun god, osiris, is alleged to have begun. somehow, many in masonry today honor and revere osiris under the name of on, the name of his city, curiously spelled un in the name: jahbuhlun) no wonder masonic authority w.l. wilmshurst, in his highly thought of (by masons) the meaning of masonry, proclaims this degree so vital to the transformation of the candidate's life

sought his extradition. in the book, researcher mccarty includes this photo of cardinal antonelli without, however, explaining the obvious secret society hand sign of antonelli. origen (185-254 a.d) is often called an "early church father" but, in fact, origen brought many heresies, including gnosticism (illuminist ideology) into the church. origen, a much quoted scholar, hailed from alexandria, egypt, giving us yet another clue to his heretical philosophies. in this revealing pen and ink drawing, it appears that origen's left-hand is demonstrating the mysterious sign of an ancient secret society. hidden hand of the men of jahbuhlun 77 this issue of the intriguing publication, paranoia magazine, included a feature article examining the tragic life of popular young actor river phoenix, who

as soon as the two motions are accomplished" 84 codex magica page from a rosicrucian manual. in the center is an egyptian statue of pharaoh amenhotep iv giving the hand and arm sign later adapted by freemasonry. for he's a jolly good fellow 85 enclosure walls of pyramid with statue of pharaoh netjerykhet djoser. statue of cheops, or khufu, thought to be the builder of the great pyramid of giza in egypt (photo: from the riddle of the pyramids, by kurt mendelssohn) 86 codex magica statue of high priest kai, discovered recently by archaeologists in giza, egypt. colorful portrait of egyptian ruler, wep-em-nefret for he's a jolly good fellow 87 88 codex magica illuminati servant pat robertson, founder of cbn and the 700 club, giving his, by now, notorious masonic sign on the cover of time magaz

x magica the devil makes an appearance at a black sabbat ritual of his followers (from an ancient woodcut by pierre de lancre, france, 1913) baal and some other gods were pictured as horned bulls. this is baal, god of fire receiving an infant as sacrifice. baphles me! 111 according to this news account from the associated press (april 1, 1995, the tomb of alexander the great was found at siwa, in egypt. adorers of the greek conqueror, alexander the great, attributed horns to him. this was thought to be emblematic of a person's divine power and spiritual acumen. coins bearing alexander's visage were struck picturing the greek military leader as a bull with horns and the lit torch in his head. 112 codex magic a strangely, many medieval artists, especially those clandestinely dabbling in the


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lements, while the kerubim are the lords thereof; so tmo-oumathu is properly a jackal. kabexnuv in the west, in the region of n, has the form of a hawk, the subordinate form to the alchemic eagle of distillation, and the form also, of horus, the hiereus, beside whom is his station, and of whose symbolism he partakes. ahephi in the north, has the head of an ape. the symbology of the ape in ancient egypt is very complex. here it may be taken that while apis, the bull, represents the divine strength of the eternal gods, the ape represents the elemental strength which is far inferior and blended with cunning. ahephi, however, has other symbolism and other attributes. for by reason of the fertilizing qualities of the nile and of the fact that what is brought down by the nile as refuse from the

ay be taken that while apis, the bull, represents the divine strength of the eternal gods, the ape represents the elemental strength which is far inferior and blended with cunning. ahephi, however, has other symbolism and other attributes. for by reason of the fertilizing qualities of the nile and of the fact that what is brought down by the nile as refuse from the land of the sacred lakes is, to egypt, its life and the source of its fertility, so there arises a correspondence between the nile and the lower intestines, and both are under the care of ahephi (hapi) who thus was worshipped as nilus, and in this connection he has for his symbol, a headdress of lotus flowers. now further, the alimentary system is under the special guardianship of isis and nephthys. isis who conquers by the powe


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the following days growing cooler. mabon, the second harvest festival, the fall equinox. once again daylight and night are in balance. now is the time to celebrate the gifts of the earth mother. page 6 grimoire of eclectic magick) archetype gods and goddesses( all gods are one god, all goddesses are one goddess, and there is one initiator! from aspects of occultism by dion fortune gods of ancient egypt horus imiut isis khepera khnum maat min nekhbet nephthys nut osiris ptah ra re sekhmet selket seshat set shu sobek taweret tefnut thoth wadjet agou ayizan baron cimeti re baron la croix baron samedi dambalah danbalah erzulie fr da gu d legba loco-d ogoun simbi voudoun loa celtic-gaulish deities aengus aine anu bave (babd, badhbh) belen blathnat blodeuwedd boann brigid cerridwen cernunnos dan

the same no matter what is in the heart of the user. now for a little fresh information: most pagan belief systems are environmentally friendly, with the underlaying theme of living in harmony with others. if you are seeking power and the ability to control others by fear, you re in the wrong place! page 12 conscious sub-conscious super-conscious ba id nirvana ka super ego nama body/mind ego rupa egypt: freud: buddha: this page was assembled, in part based upon the fundamental teachings of thomas d. willhite the art of magick theory overview continued grimoire of eclectic magick super-consciousness sub-consciousness consciousnes programs memory emotion creativity the conscious mind preforms two basic functions (1) it directs your attention, and (2) it gives instructions to the other levels


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s taboo is forbidden, and those who transgress may be ostracized by others or, in extreme instances, killed. however, customs vary from culture to culture, and customary actions in one society may be considered improper in another. while the marriage of near-blood relations is prohibited in contemporary civilization, in earlier societies it was quite common. the ancient brother and sister gods of egypt, osiris and isis, provided an example for pharaohs, who at times married their sisters. polygamy, the marriage of one man and several women or one woman and several men, is prohibited in modern civilization, but there are still religious groups in nearly every nation who justify plural marriages as being ordained by the deity they worship. adultery, an act of infidelity on the part of a marr

vination, the method of obtaining knowledge of the future by means of omens or sacred objects, has been practiced in all societies, whether primitive or civilized. the ancient chaldeans read the will of the gods in the star-jeweled heavens. the children of israel sought the word of the lord in the jewels of the ephod. pharaoh elevated joseph from his prison cell to the office of chief minister of egypt and staked the survival of his kingdom on joseph s interpretation of his dreams. in the same land of egypt, priests of isis and ra listened as those deities spoke through the unmoving lips of the stone sphinx. throughout the centuries, soothsayers and seers have sought to predict the destiny of their clients by interpreting signs in the entrails of animals, the movements of the stars in the

bighorn medicine wheel in wyoming, and the monuments of easter island. all of these places were ostensibly significant to an ancient society or religion, but many were long abandoned by the time they became known to today s world and their significance remains unexplained. the most well-known megalithic structures are stonehenge in great britain and the complex of pyramids and the great sphinx in egypt. like many such ancient places, those sites have been examined and speculated upon for centuries, yet they still continue to conceal secrets and occasionally yield surprising information that forces new historical interpretations of past societies. there are other places that have become mysterious sites because of unusual occurrences. the claimed miraculous healing at lourdes, france, the a

: do humans survive physical death? and if so, are they born again? the mystery of what lies on the other side of death has given birth to humankind s magic, mysticisms, religions, and all the diverse creatures of light and darkness that populate the mysterious regions in between. 1 chapter exploration how the major religions view the afterlife buddhism christianity hinduism islam judaism ancient egypt and the afterlife egyptian book of the dead osiris: death and resurrection pyramid texts individual human experience with death and the afterlife deathbed visions near-death experiences the mystery schools dionysian mysteries eleusinian mysteries hermetic mysteries orphic mysteries pythagorus tribal religions burial mounds land of the grandparents how the major religions view reincarnation b

f their transgressions. m delving deeper jewish publication society translation. the tanakh. new york, 1992. sullivan, lawrence e, ed. death, afterlife, and the soul. new york: macmillan, 1989. unterman, alan. dictionary of jewish lore and legend. new york: thames and hudson, 1997. wilson, andrew, ed. world scripture: a comparative anthology of sacred texts. new york: paragon house, 1995. ancient egypt and the afterlife the ancient egyptians were preoccupied with the specter of death and the problem of how best to accomplish passage to the other side. there was never an ancient people who insisted upon believing that death was not the final act of a human being, that it is not death to die, with more emphasis than the egyptians. in the cosmology of the early egyptians, humans were consider


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s taboo is forbidden, and those who transgress may be ostracized by others or, in extreme instances, killed. however, customs vary from culture to culture, and customary actions in one society may be considered improper in another. while the marriage of near-blood relations is prohibited in contemporary civilization, in earlier societies it was quite common. the ancient brother and sister gods of egypt, osiris and isis, provided an example for pharaohs, who at times married their sisters. polygamy, the marriage of one man and several women or one woman and several men, is prohibited in modern civilization, but there are still religious groups in nearly every nation who justify plural marriages as being ordained by the deity they worship. adultery, an act of infidelity on the part of a marr

vination, the method of obtaining knowledge of the future by means of omens or sacred objects, has been practiced in all societies, whether primitive or civilized. the ancient chaldeans read the will of the gods in the star-jeweled heavens. the children of israel sought the word of the lord in the jewels of the ephod. pharaoh elevated joseph from his prison cell to the office of chief minister of egypt and staked the survival of his kingdom on joseph s interpretation of his dreams. in the same land of egypt, priests of isis and ra listened as those deities spoke through the unmoving lips of the stone sphinx. throughout the centuries, soothsayers and seers have sought to predict the destiny of their clients by interpreting signs in the entrails of animals, the movements of the stars in the

bighorn medicine wheel in wyoming, and the monuments of easter island. all of these places were ostensibly significant to an ancient society or religion, but many were long abandoned by the time they became known to today s world and their significance remains unexplained. the most well-known megalithic structures are stonehenge in great britain and the complex of pyramids and the great sphinx in egypt. like many such ancient places, those sites have been examined and speculated upon for centuries, yet they still continue to conceal secrets and occasionally yield surprising information that forces new historical interpretations of past societies. there are other places that have become mysterious sites because of unusual occurrences. the claimed miraculous healing at lourdes, france, the a

ncient depictions of were-animals remain among the most potent images that humankind has ever created. when modern anthropologists or archaeologists enter the caves with electric lights, he said, the paintings are still frightening. once humankind s psyche had absorbed such hybrid monsters from the stone age, it continued to fashion human-animal deities of great power, such as the gods of ancient egypt, which included the cat goddess bast, the canine-headed anubis, the hawkman horus, and so on. from such were-beings, it was a natural progression to fashion other mystical creatures, such as the minotaur (half-human, half-horse, the satyr (half-human, half-goat, the harpy (half-woman, half-bird, and a host of other hybrid entities the vast majority unfavorably disposed toward humankind. and

ham to jacob (genesis 28:12. king solomon received both wisdom and warning in dreams (i kings 3:5, 9:2. the new testament accounts surrounding the birth of jesus (c. 6 b.c.e. c. 30 c.e) record a number of revelatory dreams. joseph was instructed to wed mary and was assured of her purity (matthew 1:20, in spite of the apparent fact that she was already pregnant. later, joseph was warned to flee to egypt (matthew 2:13, return to israel (2:19) and to go to galilee (2:22. the magi (the three wise men) were warned in a dream not to return to their native land along the same route as they had come (2:12) because of herod s evil intentions. acts 2:17 contains the prophetic verse: and it shall come to pass in the last days saith god, i will pour out of my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and d


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s taboo is forbidden, and those who transgress may be ostracized by others or, in extreme instances, killed. however, customs vary from culture to culture, and customary actions in one society may be considered improper in another. while the marriage of near-blood relations is prohibited in contemporary civilization, in earlier societies it was quite common. the ancient brother and sister gods of egypt, osiris and isis, provided an example for pharaohs, who at times married their sisters. polygamy, the marriage of one man and several women or one woman and several men, is prohibited in modern civilization, but there are still religious groups in nearly every nation who justify plural marriages as being ordained by the deity they worship. adultery, an act of infidelity on the part of a marr

vination, the method of obtaining knowledge of the future by means of omens or sacred objects, has been practiced in all societies, whether primitive or civilized. the ancient chaldeans read the will of the gods in the star-jeweled heavens. the children of israel sought the word of the lord in the jewels of the ephod. pharaoh elevated joseph from his prison cell to the office of chief minister of egypt and staked the survival of his kingdom on joseph fs interpretation of his dreams. in the same land of egypt, priests of isis and ra listened as those deities spoke through the unmoving lips of the stone sphinx. throughout the centuries, soothsayers and seers have sought to predict the destiny of their clients by interpreting signs in the entrails of animals, the movements of the stars in the

ighorn medicine wheel in wyoming, and the monuments of easter island. all of these places were ostensibly significant to an ancient society or religion, but many were long abandoned by the time they became known to today fs world and their significance remains unexplained. the most well-known megalithic structures are stonehenge in great britain and the complex of pyramids and the great sphinx in egypt. like many such ancient places, those sites have been examined and speculated upon for centuries, yet they still continue to conceal secrets and occasionally yield surprising information that forces new historical interpretations of past societies. there are other places that have become mysterious sites because of unusual occurrences. the claimed miraculous healing at lourdes, france, the a

d by congress in 1792, was not seen by the american public until 1935 when president franklin delano roosevelt (1882.1945, a 32nd-degree mason, put it on the back of the one-dollar bill. most scholars agree that the pyramid represented on the bill is the great pyramid of cheops at giza, which, to a mason, is emblematic of the continuity of the craft of freemasonry from the dawn of civilization in egypt. for freemasons it is also a reminder of the legend that egyptian civilization was founded by survivors from atlantis and that the united states is the new atlantis foretold by the great master mason sir francis bacon (1561.1626. the pyramid with the all-seeing eye represents the great architect of the universe that guided the founding fathers of the united states to establish a nation that

tians and the terror of the saracens. unfortunately, after a great number of victories for the cross, the moral and chivalric ideals of the order began to become corrupted by the enormous wealth that its warriors had accumulated. in 1187, the hospitallers were almost annihilated in the disastrous battle of tiberias, where the saracen army under the generalship of saladin (1137.1193, the sultan of egypt and syria, thoroughly defeated the christians and reclaimed jerusalem. the second of the great orders of knighthood was founded in 1117 by two french knights and was originally known as the knights of the temple of solomon and later as the knights templar or the knights of the red cross. hugues des paiens and geoffrey of saint-omer, two compassionate nobles, had t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p


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their gods. when by peaceful infiltration a new god ousted anold one, he was said to be the son of his predecessor. but when the invasion was warlike the conquering deitywas invested with all good attributes while the god of the vanquished took a lower place and was regarded bythe conquerors as the producer of evil, and was consequently often more feared than their own legitimatedeity. in ancient egypt the fall from the position of a high god to that of a "devil" is well exemplified in thegod seth, who in early times was as much a giver of all good as osiris, but later was so execrated that, exceptin the city of his special cult, his name and image were rigorously destroyed. in the study of the horned godthis fact of the fall from godship to devildom must be borne in mind. the god of the w

was utterlywiped out in europe, and seems to have had no influence on later periods. the neolithic people have left fewartistic remains; their human figures are almost invariably of women, and the masked man does not appear.but when the bronze-age is reached the horned human-being is found again, and occurs first in the near and the god of the witcheschapter i. the horned god6middle east, i.e, in egypt, mesopotamia and india. in the near east the figures may be either male orfemale, and the horns are those of cattle, sheep or goats.[1] there are no stag antlers, possibly because thestag did not occur in those lands or was so uncommon as not to be of importance as a food animal.horned gods were common in mesopotamia, both in babylon and assyria. the copper head found in one ofthe gold-tombs

ppeared as the god asshur withthe queen or high-priestess as his consort ishtar, the appropriate number of horns was worn on the royalheaddresses, the royal pair being then regarded as the incarnate deities. when alexander the great raisedhimself above the kings of the earth and made himself a god, he wore horns in sign of his divinity, hence hisname in the koran, dhu'l karnain the two-horned. in egypt his horns were those of amon, the supremegod.a godling, who is found in all parts of babylonia and at all periods of her history, is a two-horned malefigure, known as enkidu. he is represented as fighting with animals, or holding a staff, but his special duty isto guard the door. he has a man's head with two horns, his body is human, and from the waist down he is abull. sometimes the legs ap

h charms were in use throughout babylonia. theevidence shows that the great seven-horned gods of the temples, who gave their special protection to theroyal family, had little or no appeal for the people, and that the smaller deities, the little two-horned godlings,were regarded as the real protectors in matters of everyday life.throughout the bronze and iron ages horned deities are to be found in egypt. the earliest example has awoman's face and the horns of a buffalo; this is on the slate-palette of narmer,[2] who is usually identifiedwith the first historic king of egypt. it is worth noting that, with the exception of the god mentu, the horns ofcattle are worn by goddesses only, while the gods have the horns of sheep. the chief of the horned gods ofegypt was amon, originally the local de

ved horns, but the ordinary breed of ancient egyptian sheep hadtwisted horizontal horns. the horizontal horns are those most commonly worn by egyptian gods. one of themost important of these deities is khnum, the god of the district round the first cataract; he was a creatorgod and was represented as a human being with a sheep's head and horizontal horns. but the greatest of allthe horned gods of egypt was osiris, who appears to have been the pharaoh in his aspect as the incarnategod. the crown of osiris, of which the horizontal horns were an important part, was also the crown of themonarch, indicating to all who understood the symbolism that the king as god was the giver of all fertility'in the accounts of the divine birth of the egyptian kings, the future father of the divine child, the


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and laborious supplanter who yields to the wrath of esau, becomes rich, and buys his brother's forgiveness. one must never forget that, when the ancients want to philosophize, they tell a story. the history or legend of joseph contains, in germ, the whole genius of the gospel; and the christ, misunderstood by his people, must often have wept in reading over again that scene, where the governor of egypt throws himself on the neck of benjamin, with the great cry of "i am joseph" israel becomes the people of god, that is to say, the conservator of the idea, and the depositaries of the word. this idea is that of human independence, and of royalty, by means of work; but one hides it with care, like a precious seed. a painful and indelible sign is imprinted on the initiates; every image of the t

r you will be once more the friend of the traveller, in memory of abraham, of tobias, and of the angels who visited them. and in memory of him who said "he who receiveth the least of these my little ones, receiveth me" for then you will no longer refuse an asylum in your 53 house and in your heart to your brother joseph, whom you sold to the gentiles. because he has become powerful in the land of egypt where you sought bread in the days of famine. and he has remembered his father jacob, and benjamin his young brother, and he pardons you your jealousy, and embraces you with tears. children of true believers, we will sing with you "there is no god but god, and mohammed is his prophet" say with the children of israel "there is no god but god, and moses is his prophet" say with the christians

not understand him in his works. we are, then, more israelite than the israelites themselves. what they believe, we believe with them, and better than they do. they accuse us of having separated ourselves from them, and, on the contrary, it is they who wish to separate from us. we wait for them, the heart and the arms wide open. we are, as they are, the disciples of moses. like them, we come from egypt, and we detest its slavery. but we have entered into the promised land, and they obstinately abide and die in the desert. mohammedans are the bastards of israel, or rather, they are his disinherited brothers, like esau. their belief is illogical, for they admit that jesus is a great prophet, and they treat christians as infidels. they recognize the divine inspiration of moses, yet they do no

ew dogma, has simply come nearer to the primitive sources of the teachings of moses, and that the gospel is no more than a transparent veil thrown upon the universal and natural mysteries of oriental initiation. a distinguished but little known man of learning, mr. p. lacour, in his book on the elohim or mosaic god, has thrown a great light on that question, and has rediscovered in the symbols of egypt all the allegorical figures of genesis. more recently, another courageous student of vast erudition, mr. vincent (de l'yonne, has published a treatise upon idolatry among both the ancients and the moderns, in which he raises the veil of universal mythology. we invite conscientious students to read these various 183 works, and we confine ourselves to the special study of the qabalah among the

ivers (the iod and the tetragram, and then of two trees, one of life, and the other of death, planted near the river. there are placed the man and the woman, the active and the 186 passive; the woman sympathizes with death, and draws adam with her in her fall. they are then driven out from the sanctuary of truth, and a kerub (a bull-headed sphinx "vide" the hieroglyphs of assyria, of india and of egypt) is placed at the gate of the garden of truth in order to prevent the profane from destroying the tree of life. here we have mysterious dogma, with all its allegories and its terrors, replacing the simplicity of truth. the idol has replaced god, and fallen humanity will not delay to give itself up to the worship of the golden calf. the mystery of the necessary and successive reactions of the


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r other social system, and discover who or what is functioning as the tiphareth centre of the group. note how much the social order and the actions of the group revolve from the tiphareth location. where does the tiphareth individual get his inspiration from in order to influence the group? 3. collect images of the heart from any sources you have available to you. the religious systems of ancient egypt and medieval christianity provide useful sources, as do the ancient mexican religions of the toltecs and mayans. what does the heart symbolise? chapter seven 1. make a study of the relationship between religion and love. the raptures of christian mystics, the experiences and stories told by the sufi schools, and the devotional work of magicians such as aleister crowley will provide numerous


THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES

doomed forever to senseless maneuvers in the night skies? there are archaeological sites in the mississippi valley which have been dated to 8,000 years ago. long before the indians are supposed to have arrived. some of the indian mounds (there are hundreds of them scattered throughout north america) are laid out and constructed with the same kind of mathematical precision found in the pyramids of egypt. while it is known that the indians were still adding to some of the mounds in the south when the europeans first arrived, other mounds seem to be considerably older. some are built in the form of elephants. what did the builders use for a model? others are in the shape of sea serpents. these forms can only be seen from the air. to plan and build such mountains of shaped earth required techn


THE NECRONOMICON SIMON VERSION

nattig that of scorpio (november. i do not believe that this is a fantastic assumption, the sumerian origin of the feast of lammas. indeed, it seems just as valid as the ideas of idries shah concerning craft etymology as presented in his book, the sufis. it is also not far-fetched to assume that these four beasts were known to the entire region of the middle east, as they appear on the sphinx in egypt, and have become the symbols of the four evangelists of the christian new testament- an ironic and splendid result of the ignorance of the greek religious historians concerning the ancient mysteries! probable the most inconsistent concept the sumerians possesses with reference to the craft is the naming of the goddess as a deity, not of the moon (as the craft would have it, but of the planet

to the witches as representative of their god. the horn shaped crown is illustrative of the crescent phases of the moon, and were symbolic of divinity in many cultures around the world, and were also thought to represent certain animals who were horned, and worshipped for their particular qualities, such as the goat and bull. they also represent sexual power. the fact that, in ancient sumeria and egypt, horns were solely representative of evil gods, but of many different deities, was used by the christian church in their attempt to eradicate pagan faiths. it was a simple enough symbol to identify with the author of evil, satan, which the church depicted as a half-animal, half-human creature with horns, claws, and sometimes a tail. the church's use of the horns as a sort of archetype of evi

d, and expose it for what it really was, a carpet made of many ingenious threads and not god- or eternal happiness- at all; only nap. therefore, it seemed almost logical that he should seek in the defeated, old religions of the world for the basis of his new philosophy and, some say, his new "religion. he raised the female aspect back up to one of equality with the male, as it was in the rites of egypt, and of eleusis "our lady babalon (his spelling) became a theme of many of his magickal writings, and he received he credo, the book of the law, through a woman, his wife rose kelly. the lunar element, as well as the venusian, are certainly accessible in his works. it has even been said in occult circles that he had a hand in putting together the grimoire of one gerald gardner, founder of a


THE PATH OF KABBALAH

that we feel it as solid, liquid or gas, as vegetative or as animate. everything we can imagine and can see around us is built inside our own senses, making us feel as though everything exists outside us. but the truth is that there is nothing outside, only the creator. this world is the lowest point that a kabbalist attains. it is the total opposite of the creator and is denominated the exile in egypt. the natural power that works on us in that state, the power of our egoistic nature, doesn t allow us to advance anywhere except to care for ourselves. this is called the state of pharaoh. the egoism doesn t let us feel the sublime and perfect state. it is the egoism, man s inner and vicious force called pharaoh that the torah speaks of at length, whereas the force that makes one exit that s

everything that happened or that is happening in the spiritual world has already happened in ours, everything except the coming of the messiah, the ascent and the exit to the spiritual world. this is all that still waits to happen. but the times to come before the ascent are also the hardest, darkest and most painful. a person who works on himself with kabbalah enters a state called the exile in egypt. during this process, he feels that he is declining in his virtues that he was better before and now he has become worse. this is how he discovers his nature. as he continues to study and be influenced by the light and the correct study of kabbalah, he develops a strong desire to cross this barrier and enter the spiritual world. he longs to resemble the creator in as little as his smallest a

erm eretz (land) in the spiritual world refers to the place you are or the place you are headed for. the word eretz comes from word ratzon (desire. our soul consists of one big desire (eretz) with many smaller lands inside it. there are desires called the nations of the world or abroad and there is the land of israel, which is the closest desire to the creator. the neighbors of this eretz jordan, egypt and seria want the land of israel because that is where the creator is. the correction process begins with the finest desires called israel or galgalta and eynaim. on the one hand, they are the closest desires to the creator, but on the other, they are the farthest. it happens because of the law of the oppositeness between lights and vessels. for a person to return to the creator, he must be

rlds. and although this world is not considered a spiritual world, it is however, a conscious, pseudo spiritual state that precedes the entrance to the spiritual world. in that state a person already acknowledges his irrelevance with regards to the spiritual world. the most important is for man to push himself from his current state to the state of this world, which is the descent to the state of egypt. the acute sensation of that state is called the exile in egypt. once there, a person will already push himself into 34 of 273 the spiritual world. once in spirituality, his troubles are over because he will have the creator to guide him. at that stage he will already have a tight connection with the upper force; he will be in close contact with it and connect with it as we connect with each

ith the obscenity in him as if on a screen before his eyes, but at the same time he understands that it is the creator who plants them in him. he is presented with creation as it is inside him. q: is there not a paradox here? on the one hand, the creator wants to give us delight and pleasure, but on the other he sends us pain! a: take abraham for example: we see that he did not want to go down to egypt; meaning a person doesn t want to occupy himself with spiritual development. he thinks: what do i need it for? it is hard, unpleasant, and goes against my ego. a person can be pushed only by hunger, just as the famine forced abraham to do down to egypt. the spiritual famine, the physical famine and the agony are the only things that compel one to act. that is what the creator is waiting for


THE ROSICRUCIAN MANIFESTOS

rned there better the arabian tongue; so that the year following he translated the book m. into good latin, which he afterwards brought with him. this is the place where he did learn his physick, and his mathematicks, whereof the world hath just cause to rejoyce, if there were more love, and less envy. after three years he returned again with good consent, shipped himself over sinus arabicus into egypt, where he remained not long, but only took better notice there of the plants and creatures; he sailed over the whole mediterranean sea for to come unto fez, where the arabians had directed him. and it is a great shame unto us, that wise men, so far remote th one from th other, should not only be of one opinion, hating all contentious writings, but also be so willing and ready under the seal


THE STAR IN THE WEST BY CAPTAIN FULLER A CRITICAL ESSAY ON THE WORKS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY

s, but as a venus anadyomene rising from the sea of human corruption. it was phryne who uttered those memorable words over the ruins of thebes: galexander diruit, sed meretrix phryne refecit h; and it is now alice and rosie, who are uttering them over the ruins of the temple of vesta. thais cajoled alexander into burning the royal palace of persepolis, and after his death married ptolemy, king of egypt; and was it not at the feet of lais that such men as demosthenes and diogenes were to be found? was it not also catullus who sang to the fickle lesbia: give me kisses thousand fold, add to them a hundred more; other thousands still be told, other hundreds o fer and o fer. and propertius to the wayward cynthia: cynthia fs unsnaring eyes my bondage tied: ah wretch! no loves, till then, had tou

glesbian hell h we see those white unsated women, and in gthe fatal force h one so flushed with lust, that she has become blind to reality: then said the goddess: gi indeed am pure in my impurity; immaculate in misconception; maiden in my whoredom; chaste in my incest, being made a god through my own strength *the fatal force, vol. i, p. 143. thus she spoke to the assembled princes and peoples of egypt, when sixteen seasons past she sat crowned, naked, exultant, pregnant with the child of her own son fs begetting. awed by the enormity of her lust, the multitudes worship their phadrian queen: but the mood passed, and we see a lecherous woman whose magician power is broken, and the balance of her mind made one with the fool fs bauble, and her wand that was of steel and fire, like a reed, sna

h the child of her own son fs begetting. awed by the enormity of her lust, the multitudes worship their phadrian queen: but the mood passed, and we see a lecherous woman whose magician power is broken, and the balance of her mind made one with the fool fs bauble, and her wand that was of steel and fire, like a reed, snapped *the fatal force, vol. i, p. 143. once again we see her, ratoum, queen of egypt, before the coffin which is supposed to contain the child of her incest, but which holds in reality her leprous and long-forgotten husband. she is maddened with lust and religious frenzy, and stands entranced till the leper rises as from the dead, and s fafi, the child of her whoredom, tears off his mask and shrieks: i am the hideous poison of thy veins and foulest fruit of thy incestuous wo

heaven. so another league will be accomplished toward that city which is god. we have already seen in gthe mother fs tragedy h and gthe fatal force, h that the love of the mother, though it could not cause the shadow to travel backwards one degree on the face of the dial, it at least clothed in a white garment of chastity, not only the amorous music-hall artiste, but even the incestuous queen of egypt. and though gjezebel h did not love as they loved, her power of loving many exonerated her want of love for one or a few. she like the circe of old who turned the followers of ulysses into swine, herself fell a victim entangled in those same meshes she had spun wherein to entrap her unwary fellows. ga woman who is without love, h writes levi, gabsorbs and degrades all who come near her; she


THE BOOK OF GATES

rom your sleep of death and encircle my being, protecting my body as i dream and walk the web of night. as thanatos i require your service, for we are bound by the laws of death. the shade will feed from your astral body while you dream, giving it nourishment to perform the duties of its creation. i have found such shades are forced away from the body when you arrive back in the fleflsacred texts egypt ehh index index next the book of gates with the short form of the book am-tuat london; kegan, paul, trench, tr bner& co [1905] scanned at sacred-texts.com, may 2003. j.b. hare, redactor. this text is in the public domain. these files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice of attribution is left intact. next: note sacred texts egypt ehh index vol. i vol. ii vol. iii

f akha-en-maat. the seventh division of the tuat. chapter x. the gate of set-hra. the eighth division of the tuat. chapter xi. the gate of ab-ta. the ninth division of the tuat. chapter xii. the gate of sethu. the tenth division of the tuat. chapter xiii. the gate of am-netu-f. the eleventh division of the tuat. chapter xiv. the gate of sebi and reri. the twelfth division of the tuat sacred texts egypt ehh index index previous next note this volume is the second of a series of three volumes which treat of the egyptian heaven and hell. it contains the complete hieroglyphic text of the summary, or short form of the book am-tuat, and the complete hieroglyphic text of the book of gates, with translations and reproductions of all the illustrations. a series of chapters dealing with the origin a

e hieroglyphic text of the summary, or short form of the book am-tuat, and the complete hieroglyphic text of the book of gates, with translations and reproductions of all the illustrations. a series of chapters dealing with the origin and contents of books of the other world, with prefatory remarks, and a full index to the whole work, will be found in the third volume. next: contents sacred texts egypt ehh index index previous next p. 1 the short form of the book of am-tuat the summary of the book of what is in the underworld. the beginning of the horn of amentet [which is] the uttermost point of the deepest darkness. the first hour. this god entereth into the earth through the hall of the horizon of amentet. there are one hundred and twenty atru to journey over in this hall before a man a

oever shall have knowledge of these similitudes [which are] the copies of this great god himself, they shall act as magical protectors for him upon earth regularly and unfailingly, and they shall act as magical protectors for him in the great tuat. ushemet-hatu-khefti-ra is the name of the [first] hour of the night which guideth this great god through this hall. next: the second hour sacred texts egypt ehh index index previous next p. 4 the second hour. this great god afterwards taketh up his position in ur-nest, which is three hundred and nine atru in length, and one hundred and twenty atru in width. the name of the gods who are in this field is, baiu-tuati. whosoever knoweth their names shall have his existence with them, and unto him shall this great god allot fields in the place wherei

the words which the gods of the tuat speak to this god, and the words which are said by him to them when he is approaching the gods of the tuat [these words i say] shall act as magical protectors to him that knoweth them upon earth, regularly and unfailingly. shesat-maket-neb-s is the name of the hour of the night which guideth this great god through this field. next: the third hour sacred texts egypt ehh index index previous next p. 8 the third hour. this great god afterwards taketh up his position in the fields of the peru-gods (i.e, the fighters, and p. 9 this great god paddleth his way over the stream of osiris (net-asar) in sailing up this field, which is three hundred and nine atru long, and one hundred and twenty atru wide. this great god uttereth words to those who are in the foll


THE GOD SET

best english study of set is te velde's seth: god ofconfusion brill 1977. if this particular text is unavailable through your library, i recommend a a short cheap and very reliable book by george hart: a dictionary of egyptian gods and goddesses, routledge& kegan paul, 1986. this very ambiguous god was alternately deified and demonized depending on the cultural/political currents running through egypt. allow me to present here a brief history of set. predynastically: set was an important deity appearing in the art of the hamitic peoples living in the ombos and naquada regions. interestingly, his was the only god- figure not composed of parts from recognizable earth animals (the hamitic speakers donated most of the terms to religious philosophy to the egyptian langauge that seperate it fro

ost of the terms to religious philosophy to the egyptian langauge that seperate it from other semitic languages including ba, ka, neter, etc. if somebody really wants to find the roots of the egyptian religion, they should go up the nile and do some serious anthropology among hamitic speaking native cultures- the roots of the nile may hold keys to egyptian thought that mute stones do not. archaic egypt: set generally occupies a secondary role to his enemy horus, champion of the people of the north (except in the 2nd dynasty when one pharaoh took a "set" name rather than a horus name) set is intimately connected with teaching astronomy,the methods of agriculture, medicine, and above all magic. he is said to have opened the mouth of the other gods, and is the patron of the sem ritual. his cu

n (may he be reborn forever drowning in the jaws of sobek the crocodile god. the very militaristic pharaohs of the nineteenth dynasty, who were probably descended form a family of set priests at tanis, delighted in set both in his militaristic role and as god of foreign places. ramses ii for example called himself the son of set. the set cult too was very popular with foreigners coming to live in egypt. his worship has always been connected with the outsider. the twentieth dynasty began by looking very favorably on this god, as is shown in the name of its founder setnakt "set is mighty" there is also considerable evidence that the set cult was favored among artisans of the time (see romer's ancient lives, henry holt, 1984, and if you've got as copy of stephen quirk's ancient egyptian relig

was not down for the count. during the ptolemaic period set, merged with the greek titan typhon, became the figure for the goes or sorcerer to use. after hermes the most often invoked god in the magical papyri is set-typhon. this entity was used to bring spirit helpers( bird would fly down and announce that the magician was now under the protection of a god- a popular typhonic practice outside of egypt as well se morton smith's jesus the magician. set was also the god to invoke to send dreams, perform healings on the head or spinal column, and to cause enmity between enemies. there seems to be a few common threads running through the set cult: the quest for immortality, antinomianism, and the practice of magic. perhaps this is why michael aquino's current temple of set finds this figure so


THE SECRET RITUALS OF THE OTO

d evangelical initiation on his apostles and disciples. how this mystic christianity had supposedly passed on to the templars was recounted in the order s legend: file//c /documents%20and%20settings/michael..0secret%20rituals%20of%20the%20o.t.o/p1c2.html (4 of 5 [12/28/2001 2:01:22 pm] the secret rituals of the o.t.o. up to the year 1118 the mysteries and the hierarchic order of the initiation of egypt, transmitted to the jews by moses, then to the christians by jesus christ, were preserved by the successors of st. john. these mysteries and initiations. were a sacred trust. preserved from all adulteration. these gnostic christians, appreciating the courage and piety of the templar knights. held it their duty to trust to hands so pure the knowledge acquired over so many centuries. hugues de

mighty saladin. saladin: have you discovered his identity? file//c /documents%20and%20settings/michael..0secret%20rituals%20of%20the%20o.t.o/p2c1.html (1 of 6 [12/28/2001 2:02:26 pm] the secret rituals of the o.t.o. black guard: i have, mighty saladin. he is a native of corinth; but he has attained the freedom of the city of athens, the ally of mitylene. saladin: why does he travel in the land of egypt? black guard: he says that he is travelling to heliopolis, the city of the sun. saladin: are his intentions friendly? black guard: he desires peace, and seeks wisdom. saladin: then let him confirm his aspirations with an oath sir, if your intentions be honourable, you will be set at liberty, and received with true hospitality in the camp of friends. repeat your name at length and say after m

they consist of a sign, a grip, and a word. the sign is twofold. the first part is called the sign of life or of manifestation. it is given by clenching the fingers of both hands, the right hand to be held with the upper arm forming a square with the shoulder, and the lower arm vertical; the left hand is placed at the base of the torso. this is the characteristic position of the principal gods of egypt. the second part is called the sign of death, and is given by dropping the left hand to the side, and with the other, giving the motion of stabbing the heart. it alludes to the penalty of your obligation. the grip is given as before, but, by offering the thumb and with six pressures only. this grip demands a file//c /documents%20and%20settings/michael..secret%20rituals%20of%20the%20o.t.o/p2c

wn by the title of sovereign prince of the rose-croix. file//c /documents%20and%20settings/michael/my..20secret%20rituals%20of%20the%20o.t.o/note54.html [12/28/2001 2:04:53 pm] the secret rituals of the o.t.o. part two the rituals themselves* sixth degree the ceremony of illustrious knights templar of the order of kadosch and of dame companions of the order of the holy grail the temple is that of egypt, octagonal with two pylons, six mirrors. the canopy is of blue embroidered with golden stars. above the mirrors are 77 lights with reflectors, each mirror having 11, and the pylon of the west 11 of larger size. here hangs the volume of the sacred law. of the altar it is not written. the knights and dames are clad in the black or white velvet or silk tunics and knee-breeches and silk stocking

lse, and the light darkness. such gods as parabrahman merely bewilder the people, and render them the prey of priestcraft, while the christs of the latin, lutheran and anglican churches alike are but the machine-gods of all fraud and oppression, being stolen and prostituted from that christ in whom our fathers in the gnosis strove to synthesize the warring gods of syria, greece, chaldea, rome and egypt at the time when the growth of the roman empire first made travel and the intercommunication of the priests of mithras, adonis, attis, osiris, dionysius, isis, astarte, venus and many scores of others possible. traces of this recension are still visible in the mass and in the calendar of the saints, all gods and goddesses of universal import receiving the same honour by the same rites as bef


THE HOLY BIBLE KING JAMES VERSION

e an altar unto the lord, who appeared unto him. 12:8 and he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of bethel, and pitched his tent [having] bethel on the west, and hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the lord, and called upon the name of the lord. 12:9 and abram journeyed, going on still toward the south. 12:10 and there was a famine in the land: and abram went down into egypt to sojourn there; for the famine [was] grievous in the land. 12:11 and it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into egypt, that he said unto sarai his wife, behold now, i know that thou [art] a fair woman to look upon: 12:12 therefore it shall come to pass, when the egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, this [is] his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive

w that thou [art] a fair woman to look upon: 12:12 therefore it shall come to pass, when the egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, this [is] his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. 12:13 say, i pray thee, thou [art] my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee. 12:14 and it came to pass, that, when abram was come into egypt, the egyptians beheld the woman that she [was] very fair. 12:15 the princes also of pharaoh saw her, and commended her before pharaoh: and the woman was taken into pharaoh s house. 12:16 and he entreated abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. 12:17 and the lord plagued pharaoh and his house with great p

abram, and said, what [is] this [that] thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she [was] thy wife? 12:19 why saidst thou, she [is] my sister? so i might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take [her] and go thy way. 12:20 and pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had. 13:1 and abram went up out of egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and lot with him, into the south. 13:2 and abram [was] very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 13:3 and he went on his journeys from the south even to bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between bethel and hai; 13:4 unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there abram called on the name of

hole land before thee? separate thyself, i pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt take] the left hand, then i will go to the right; or if [thou depart] to the right hand, then i will go to the left. 13:10 and lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of jordan, that it [was] well watered every where, before the lord destroyed sodom and gomorrah [even] as the garden of the lord, like the land of egypt, as thou comest unto zoar. 13:11 then lot chose him all the plain of jordan; and lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 13:12 abram dwelled in the land of canaan, and lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched [his] tent toward sodom. 13:13 but the men of sodom [were] wicked and sinners before the lord exceedingly. 13:14 and the lord said unto abra

d age. 15:16 but in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the amorites [is] not yet full. 15:17 and it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. 15:18 in the same day the lord made a covenant with abram, saying, unto thy seed have i given this land, from the river of egypt unto the great river, the river euphrates: 15:19 the kenites, and the kenizzites, and the kadmonites, 15:20 and the hittites, and the perizzites, and the rephaims, 15:21 and the amorites, and the canaanites, and the girgashites, and the jebusites. 16:1 now sarai abram s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an egyptian, whose name [was] hagar. 16:2 and sarai said unto abram, be


THOUGHTS ON SETH

r' his chief enemies are the gods of stasis and mindlessness. the first of these is osiris, death himself. set's slaying of osiris has a twofold significance for the seeker of xeper. firstly this represents the slaying of old thought patterns, the dethroning of those internal gods that we have received from society. on a second level this was the act by which set, alone of all the gods of ancient egypt, became deathless. the left hand path is a quest to become an immortal, potent, and powerful essence. set's other enemy is the demon of mindless chaos, apep. set is said to slay this creature every night just before dawn. this symbolizes overcoming self doubt and delusion, of acting at the times of greatest despair, or not being lulled to sleep by the powerful self- hypnotizing engines of ma


TRUE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT

o being a gnostic bishop, i also fell into the original charters, rituals and paraphernalia of wicca. the charter and the book being a radical revisionist history of the origins of the modern witch cult and the book of shadows "it was one of the secret doctrines of paganism that the sun was the source, not only of light, but of life..the invasion of classical beliefs by the religions of syria and egypt which were principally solar, gradually affected the conception of apollo, and there is a certain later identification of him with the suffering god of christianity, free- masonry and similar cults" aleister crowley in astrology, 1974..if gbg and crowley only knew each other for a short year or a true history of witchcraft get any book for free on: www.abika.com 13 two, do you think that wou


TWO ESSAYS ON THE WORSHIP OF PRIAPUS

the cause of all its extravagance. the history of orpheus himself is so confused and obscured by fable, that it is impossible to obtain any certain information concerning him. according to general tradition, he was a thracian, and introduced the mysteries, in which a more pure system of religion was taught, into greece (brucker, vol. i, part 2, lib. i, c. i) he is also said to have travelled into egypt (diodor. sic. lib. i, p. 80; but as the egyptians pretended that all foreigners received their sciences from them, at a time when all foreigners who entered the country were put to death or enslaved (diodor. sic. lib. i, pp. 78 et 107, this account may be rejected, with many others of the same kind. the egyptians certainly could not have taught orpheus the plurality of worlds, and true solar

to predominate, became the symbols of that attribute, and were accordingly worshipped as the images of divine providence, acting in that particular direction. like many other customs, both of ancient and modern worship, the practice, probably, continued long after the reasons upon which it was founded were either wholly lost, or only partially preserved, in vague traditions. this was the case in egypt; for, though many of the priests knew or conjectured the origin of the worship of the bull, they could give no rational 1 proclus in theol. plat. lib. i. pp. 56, 57. 2 de is. et. osir. of priapus 31 account why the crocodile, the ichneumon, and the ibis, received similar honours. the symbolical characters, called hieroglyphics, continued to be esteemed by them as more holy and venerable than

w put themselves under the protection of different saints and martyrs. like 1 lib. xvii. 2 herodot. lib. iii. strabo, lib. xvii. 3 plutarch, de is. et osir. 32 on the worship them, too, in the fervency of their devotion for the imaginary agent, they forgot the original cause. the custom of keeping sacred animals as images of the divine attributes, seems once to have prevailed in greece as well as egypt; for the god of health was represented by a living serpent at epidaurus, even in the last stage of their religion.1 in general, however, they preferred wrought images, not from their superiority in art, which they did not acquire until after the time of homer,2 when their theology was entirely corrupted; but because they had thus the means of expressing their ideas more fully, by combining s

dox bishop warburton, whose authority it is not for me to dispute, says, from the nature of any action morality cannot arise, nor from its effects;1 therefore, for aught we can tell, this ceremony, however shocking it may appear to modern manners and opinions, might have been intrinsically meritorious at the time of its celebration, and afforded a truly edifying spectacle to the saints of ancient egypt. indeed, the greeks do not seem to have felt much horror or disgust at the imitative representation of it, whatever the historian might have thought proper to express at the real celebration. several specimens of their sculpture in this way have escaped the fury of the reformers, and remained for the instruction of later times. one of these, found among the ruins of herculaneum, and kept con

with the divine, instead of the divine with the human: but this is in fact no difference; for the creator, being of both sexes, is represented indifferently of either. in the other symbol of the bull, the sex is equally varied; the greek medals having sometimes a bull, and sometimes a cow,3 which, strabo tells us, was employed as the symbol of venus, the passive generative power, at momemphis, in egypt.4 both the bull and the cow are 1 div. leg. book i. c. 4. 2 see plate vii. 3 see plate iv, fig. 1, 2, 3, and plate iii, fig 4, engraved from medals belonging to me. 4 lib. xvii. 34 on the worship also worshipped at present by the hindoos, as symbols of the male and female, or generative and nutritive, powers of the deity. the cow is in almost all their pagodas; but the bull is revered with s


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ces of god, when viewed within freud's paradigm of psychosexual development. the child born of sexual union grows up to become either man or woman. if a man, he sym- bolically slays his father and weds his mother to produce a new generation. if a woman, she merges with her mother and renews her to remarry with the father. this dynamic relationship found its physical expression among the rulers of egypt. the son of the pharaoh, when he matured sexually as a man and left the gender-neutral state of preadolescent childhood behind him, replaced his father on the throne as king. he married his own sister, who then took the place of the queen, his mother. as queen, she gave birth to a child, renewing the cosmic cycle. the chinese game can be inverted by substituting the more meaningful sym- bols

the eagle (water) on the upper right, 3) the angel (air) on the upper left, 4) the bull (earth) on the lower left. the fifth point of spir- it, or light, emanates the four and is their origin. spirit is the fifth element, the quintessence, of ancient philosophy. here is one way of drawing the five-pointed figure that shows the relationship of the elements. in three dimensions it is the pyramid of egypt seen from the top: air earth water fire table of pentagram u 9 elements instruments colors fingers senses life forms emblems sephiroth letters in name of cod divine names archangels orders of angels spirit lamp white middle sight thinking human tiphareth shin ihvh("adonai) eloah va-daath raphael malachim fire rod red ring hearing running lion netzach yod ihvh("adonai) tzabaoth haniel elohim

cance of stone and the cubic shape. the earliest christians did not use altars, but in the third century it became the custom to enclose holy relics within the altar, which assumed a box shape with a stone slab for a top. in 517 the council of epaone in burgundy forbad the consecration of any but stone altars. in ancient babylon altars had square tops and were made of sun-dried bricks. in ancient egypt they were of black stone in the shapes of a cube or a truncated cone (magically, a form of the truncated pyramid. the builders of stonehenge traveled many miles to harvest the blue stones, presumably because of their enhanced power to retain spiritual energy, and these stones were cut into roughly oblong shapes away from the site of the circle. this is significant because the bible explicitl

ill use their power to tilt probability with circumspection. they will not expect a direct physical solution to a problem unless it is the only possible answer. most important of all, they will never seek pleasure through the pain of others lest their own agony become a source of amusement for the gods at some future time. the prime symbol of the balance of fate occurs in the mythology of ancient egypt. it is the great scale of judgment that is presided over by osiris. on it he commands the weighing of the heart of the newly dead person, symbolizing the sum of that person's actions in life, against the cosmic law, which is represented by the single ostrich feather of mayet (maat, goddess of justice and truth. she stands guard against the forces of chaos. if the heart of the dead is filled

o difference between the two offenses-only a matter of degree. god-forms gain or lose in power depending on how they are looked upon and worshipped by their people. many gods who at one time were principal deities have, through conquest, become absorbed into the pantheons of other races and have descended in status. for example, the god ptah was supreme in the city of memphis in the early days of egypt, but when the pharaohs of the nile moved their palaces southward to thebes, ptah lost much of his authority. god-forms were created because they are useful. they allowed humans to reach hidden powers and direct them according to human purpose. for this rea- son, god-forms are still being created today in civilized western culture. the forms of the worker, the consumer, the scientist-all are


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elt by many who were no longer satisfied with conventional religious beliefs. the influence of helena petrovna blavatsky's theosophical society was notable in this ontext" the order of the golden dawn was a rosicrucian society that admitted both men and women. its purpose was the revival of the occult wisdom of the past-not merely the teaching of the esoteric philosophies of greece, rome, persia, egypt, and judea, but also the revival of the practice of ritual magic both for the perfection of the individual and the advancement of the human species. even though it made use of numerous pagan gods and goddesses in its rituals, it was fundamentally christian, as all rosicrucian societies must be. the primary symbol of the golden dawn was the rosy-cross-a cross with a red rose at its intersecti

ions and ramparts that have been constructed to repel the hostile force from the entrance to this canyon, or the armed guards that constantly pace and keep watch on the walls of the keep. the contest will be a battle of wills as much as a physical confrontation, and the victor will be the side that does not lose sight of its greater purpose. the ruling intelligence is the god of shepherds, who in egypt took the form of the ram-headed deity, amon. his oracular revelations are delivered directly to the emperor, who relies on them for his strategies of warfare. by conversing with the emperor on his throne, they can be discovered. 208 soul flight v the hierophant hebrew letter: vau (nail) correspondence: taurus path: sixteenth the hierophant is the pope of a religion of ancient origins and lon

ritual that pertains to the fecundity and fruitfulness of the land and the water. in the tree visible past her shoulder, a bird sits and watches. the great star is sirius, known as the dog star, which was venerated by the egyptians because it rose above the eastern horizon at the time of the year when the nile river flooded and overflowed its banks. in this way, the fertility of the farmlands of egypt were annually renewed by a fresh deposit of river silt. the bird is the phoenix, which periodically renews itself and rises as a youthful bird from the remains of its former aged body. when we gaze around at the world of this trump, we find that the land is part of a green floodplain beside a river. the remains of ancient stone columns and great statues lie broken and toppled into the rich b

bited by the spirits, will find it easier to shape his offerings chapter seventeen: etiquette in the astral world 293 mentally, and present them through the intermediary of his astral guide, or directly if he has no guide. the idea of giving astral beings gifts composed of astral substance may appear strange at first consideration, but it is quite an ancient practice. the magicians of babylon and egypt used it when dealing with spirits in their rituals. rather than travel to the astral realms themselves, they employed scryers to see and converse with the spirits, usually a young boy or girl. children are naturally more mediumistic than adults. for the gathering and presentation of the astral offerings, they either had a spirit act as their agent, or they caused the spirits receiving the of


TYSON DONALD THE POWER OF THE WORD

ook, concenwation. shah, idries. the secr o. 277 fall the words of power employed in magic since the dawn of time, none is more mysterious and profound than the ineffable name of god with four hebrew letters, ihvh (717'1, called by the greeks tetragrammaton. by uttering it, god created the world and breathed life into the first man. moses called upon its authority to bring down the ten plagues on egypt. solomon used it to compel the spirits of the earth to build the first temple at jerusalem, then turned it upon them and sealed them beneath the sea in a prison of brass. prophets and exorcists used its fabled might to restore the dead to life, to rule storms and calm the seas, to turn back the course of the sun, and to drive demons out of those possessed. so revered was the name by the anci

alestine. in receiving the name, moses also took on the authority of the god of the mountain and conveyed its power to his people. that is why he married a daughter of the priest of midian (exod. 3: l b t h e tribe of midian grazed their flocks in the land of the sacred mountain and worshipped its god with sacrifices. that is why he led the israelites to this mountain after their deliverance from egypt and taught them how to worship ihvh. he wished them to have the continuing protection and blessing of this most potent god who had secured their freedom through his miracles. the meaning of the name is not known with certainty. it is often stated that while the numerous other names of god are merely descriptive of divine attributes (see the comments of moses maimonides in appendix b, the ine

at there is a connection between tetragrammaton and the greek god of thunderbolts (jehovah= jove, or with the gnostic deity iao, are generally discounted (although gershom scholem finds a connection between iao and the truncated name ihv used in sepher yetzirah to seal the six directions of space-see scholem, kabbalah, p. 27. so are wilder claims that the name can be traced back to ancient china, egypt, or babylonia. all these propositions have been put forth at different times, but there is little hard evidence to support them. the pronunciation jehovah, which occurs in many english bibles, including the king james, is the result of an error that arose due to a lack of familiarity with hebrew scribal practices on the part of european scholars of the fourteenth century. in hebrew, all the

ter, the second h, to the throne of the now barren mother, the first h, whom she replaces. her mature beauty arouses the creative lust of the v, who ascends to the throne of his father, the i. by this ascent he is transformed and his old identity "dies" or passes from existence. the renewed and fertile male-female pair in turn produce the next generation. it is interesting tq note that in ancient egypt it was the custom for the young prince to replace the dying king, his father, on the throne and marry his own sister, the princess, who became queen and took over the post of her mother. in this way, the king was forever renewed in his own blood and might be said symbolically to be deathless. this egyptian custom is an imitation on the human level of the creative process of tetragrammaton. o

f sacrificial animals were sacrificed before the altar. the first-born males of non-sacrificial animals were simply destroyed, or redeemed by substituting a sacrificial animal. first-born sons were redeemed by the offering to the priests of five shekels of silver (num. 18:15-7, but strictly speaking they belonged to god in return for sparing the first-born of the hebrews during the last plague of egypt, when the first-born of the egyptians, including the son of the pharaoh, were taken (exod. 13:15. it is very possible that the twelve selected by joshua to carry the stones across the jordan were first-born sons. again, there is no mention of the number of the stones erected by abraham, but it would be reasonable to suspect that it was a set number and that the stones were erected in an esta


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ly a son of the queen of heaven- born as a man originally and reborn in a divine manner- has its correspondence on a much higher plane of symbolism with the divine birth in bethlehem, according to which a child was "born" and a son "given" who, in hypothesis at least, was the son of god, but son also of mary- one of whose titles, according to latin theology, is queen of heaven. the hidden life in egypt and nazareth corresponds to the life of seclusion led by the mystae during their period of probation between the lesser and greater mysteries. the three years of ministry are in analogy with the temple-functions of the mystagogues. but lastly, in egypt and elsewhere, there was the mystic experience of the pastos, in which the initiate died symbolically; as jesus died upon the cross. the chri


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ften, bl. 85 fl [fn#8] die neue weltordnung nach vernichtung des sundigen menschengeschlechtes, berlin, 1881 [fn#9] aus aegyptens vorzeit, p. 71 [fn#10] religion der alten aegypter, p. 436 [fn#11] die religion, p. 32 [fn#12] a. z, 1883, p. 32 [fn#13] tombeau de seti i, part iv, plates 15-18 [fn#14] trans. soc. bibl. arch, vol. viii, p. 412 ft. the legend takes us back to the time when the gods of egypt went about in the country, and mingled with men and were thoroughly acquainted with their desires and needs. the king who reigned over egypt was ra, the sun-god, who was not, however, the first of the dynasty of gods who ruled the land. his predecessor on the throne was hephaistos, who, according to manetho, reigned 9000 years, whilst ra reigned only 992 years; panodorus makes his reign to h

covered the land. when day broke the men who had repented of their blasphemies appeared with their bows, and slew the enemies of ra. at this result ra was pleased, and he forgave those who had repented because of their righteous slaughter of his enemies. from this time onwards human sacrifices were offered up at the festivals of ra celebrated in this place, and at heliopolis and in other parts of egypt. after these things ra declared to nut that he intended to leave this world, and to ascend into heaven, and that all those who would see his face must follow him thither. then he went up into heaven and prepared a place to which all might come. then he said "hetep sekhet aa" i.e "let a great field be produced" and straightway "sekhet-hetep" or the "field of peace" came into being. he next sa

she wanted if she possessed the knowledge of the secret name of ra, in which his very existence was bound up. ra guarded this name most jealously, for he knew that if he revealed it to any being he would henceforth be at that being's mercy. isis saw that it was impossible to make ra declare his name to her by ordinary methods, and she therefore thought out the following plan. it was well known in egypt and the sudan at a very early period that if a magician obtained some portion of a person's body, e.g, a hair, a paring of a nail, a fragment of skin, or a portion of some efflux from the body, spells could be used upon them which would have the effect of causing grievous harm to that person. isis noted that ra had become old and feeble, and that as he went about he dribbled at the mouth, an

nd feeble, and that as he went about he dribbled at the mouth, and that his saliva fell upon the ground. watching her opportunity she caught some of the saliva of the and mixing it with dust, she moulded it into the form of a large serpent, with poison-fangs, and having uttered her spells over it, she left the serpent lying on the path, by which ra travelled day by day as he went about inspecting egypt, so that it might strike at him as he passed along. we may note in passing that the banyoro in the sudan employ serpents in killing buffaloes at the present day. they catch a puff-adder in a noose, and then nail it alive by the tip of its tail to the round in the middle of a buffalo track, so that when an animal passes the reptile may strike at it. presently a buffalo comes along, does what

isis, or horus, they became a mighty charm. if the papyrus or linen were steeped in water and the water drunk, the words were equally efficacious as a charm against snakebites. to this day water in which the written words of a text from the kur'an have been dissolved, or water drunk from a bowl on the inside of which religious texts have been written, is still regarded as a neverfailing charm in egypt and the sudan. thus we see that the modern custom of drinking magical water was derived from the ancient egyptians, who believed that it conveyed into their bodies the actual power of their gods. iv. the legend of heru-behutet and the winged disk. the text of this legend is cut in hieroglyphics on the walls of the temple of edfu in upper egypt, and certain portions of it are illustrated by l


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the cross of initiation is phallic. the insertion of the vertical phallus into the formal ecteris forms a cross. this is the cross of the initiation that we must place upon our shoulders. the four sacred animals of alchemy are: the lion that hides the enigma of fire; the man that represent the mercury of secret philosophy; the eagle that corresponds to the air; the bull that symbolizes the earth. egypt s sphinx (as well as ezekiel s sphinx) has the sacred symbolism of the four creatures of alchemy. the water contained in the lakes, rivers and oceans when heated by the fire of the sun are transformed into clouds that ascend up to the sky, and after a period of digestion are converted into lightning and thunder. this same process is repeated in the sexual laboratory of the alchemist. our mot

bey or if the salamanders of fire would not make the voluptuous undines fertile, because without the fire, the tempting undines can only take us to a shipwreck. ulysses (the cunning warrior and destroyer of citadels) was himself bound to the mast of the ship so that he would not fall into the seductive sexual beauty of the undines. ancient gnostics stated: all of you will become gods if you leave egypt and pass-through the red sea (the ocean of temptations. todo hierofante de la naturaleza se convierte en rey de los elementales. si quer is ser admitidos en los para sos elementales de la naturaleza, no mat is, no com is carne de ninguna especie. no beb is vino que contenga alcohol, sed vegetarianos. no destruy is jam s una planta ni una flor. respetad toda vida. t s lo necesit is dos cosas

eved purification and sanctity can enter into the hall of illumination. there are also many students that enter into our studies purely out of curiosity. they want to be wise immediately. paul of tarsus stated "we speak wisdom among them that are perfect (corinthians i, 26. therefore, only those who achieve the third step are perfect. only among them can divine wisdom be spoken of. in the ancient egypt of the pharaohs, among the occult masons, the three steps of the path were: 1. apprentice 2. companion 3. master candidates remained in the degree of apprenticeship for seven years, and sometimes longer. only when the hierophants were completely sure of the purity and sanctity of those candidates were they then able to pass them to the second stage. la gnosis primitiva ense a tres etapas por


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or words which specify our particular intention, such as a biblical verse or affirmation, are important parts of the talisman and should always be included. agrippa also wrote: the scripture tells us that there are names written in heaven; why, it was said, should they be written there, if they be useless? through the knowledge of such divine names, it is affirmed, moses overcame the sorcerers of egypt, elias brought fire from heaven, daniel closed the mouths of lions. by what secret to have power over this line of communication with superior worlds it is for practical cabalism to discover (1971, p. 242 .23. the celestial intelligences are, in practical qabalistic magic, thought to be emanations of the deity, and correspond to principles in the human microcosm. this is really an early and

daath is 474, which is also the numeration for the phrase "you shall know" which refers to knowledge itself, but it is used by the jewish kabbalist gutman locks in his excellent gematria of the bible (1985) to refer to the phrase in genesis 15: 13 "and you shall know for certain that your descendants shall be aliens in a land not their own" this refers to the time that the israelites would be in egypt, but in an esoteric sense, it can be taken for the mysterious alien territory of daath, about which we can only make strange guesses as to its real nature. it is interesting to note that gareth knight assigns the mundane chakra sothis to daath, as this was the deep esoteric mythology that most inspired the ancient egyptians.it was said to be the home of isis herself (sirius. isis is the high

121: mlaim, malaim: consecration 121: ain-km: you do not 121: chzqv, chezka: be strong 671: sum of any line 671: thora, the law 671: throa, the gate 671: rota("for our rota takes her beginning from that day when god spake fiat" fama fraternatis) 671: taro 671: asthir: i will hide 671: gbvrthkm, geburathekem: intelligence 671: vbabnim, vo-baehbanim: spirits 671: artz mtzrim, eretz mizraim: land of egypt 671: ovshh pri, osh periy: fruitbearing 671: paradise in greek. 7381: theosophic extension of kamea 7381: 7381=9=10=the one chapter 13 personal talismans of the name there is an alternate method of talisman-making utilizing the tattwa elements and some symbolism from the tarot that we have touched upon.here i would like to explain it in more detail. it is a very simple but powerful technique


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to be seen in many parts of the world, but undoubtedly the most fascinating portrayal is a detail on an egyptian "magical" papyrus in the british museum depicting a serpent encompassed by a ray-emitting disk. the most unusual form of the serpent symbol is a spiral representing a coiled snake; it has been discovered as petroglyphs and other pictorial representations in britain, greece, malta, and egypt, as pottery designs in new mexico; as ground drawings on the nazca plateau, peru, and throughout the pacific islands..aborigine legends. indicate that the serpent beings were not above waging war, and an identical parallel is also mentioned in the hindu legends of the nagas, serpent beings who came from one of seven worlds. aborigine legends (state that) the serpent beings waged many wars ar

am beeches and they lived on the land. she had been brought up by a satanic family in scotland and had been sexually and ritually abused as a child by the scottish brotherhood network. her husband was also a satanist which is why he was given the responsibility of looking after burnham beeches, an area of ancient groves and forests managed by the authorities in london and including an area called egypt wood. late one night in the early 1970s during heath's reign as prime minister, she was taking her dog for a walk when she saw some lights. quietly she moved closer to see what was going on. to her horror she saw that it was a satanic ritual and in the circle was the then prime minister, edward heath, and his chancellor of the exchequer, anthony barber. she says that as she watched him, heat

ollected and mixed with arsenic, which appears to be a necessary element for those of the human-reptilian bloodlines. this is poured into goblets and consumed by the satanists, together with the liver and eyes. this is supposed to provide strength and greater psychic vision. fat is scraped from the intestines and smeared over the bodies of the participants- like the fat of the 'messeh' in ancient egypt the corpse is then suspended from a tree and the satanists stand naked to allow the dripping blood to fall on them. the mother goddess says that by this time the participants are in such a high state of excitement that they often shape-shift into reptilians and mostly manifest, she says, in a sort of off-white colour. they are also terrified, because at this point the mother goddess points t

e species again) beneath death valley. she was brought before the "ancient one" my nickname for the reptilian chieftain that she met. this entity stood taller than the others of its species and actually wore an egyptian headress with a cobra snake motif on the front! i saw the sketch she drew. facsinating [note: could these reptilians be connected to the 'gizeh 'kamagol, or 'phoenix' empire below egypt that was reportedly deeply involved with the bavarians/nazi's? incidentally in regards to death valley, in past years the d.v/ panamint mt. base was, according to several contactees, a major earth-base for "federation" vega, etc. personnel& delegates on earth, however if this base had some connections with the neo-mayan "ashtarian" city-complex beneath mt. shasta, then in light of the infilt


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et any book for free on: www.abika.com 9 be made of ash. later, the yule log was replaced by the yule tree but, instead of burning it, burning candles were placed on it. in christianity, protestants might claim that martin luther invented the custom, and catholics might grant st. boniface the honor, but the custom can demonstrably be traced back through the roman saturnalia all the way to ancient egypt. needless to say, such a tree should be cut down rather than purchased, and should be disposed of by burning, the proper way to dispatch any sacred object. along with the evergreen, the holly and the ivy and the mistletoe were important plants of the season, all symbolizing fertility and everlasting life. mistletoe was especially venerated by the celtic druids, who cut it with a golden sickl


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rtain practices, such as the use of the circle to keep the power in, were local inventions, derived from the use of the druid or pre-druid circle. at one time i believed the whole cult was directly descended from the northern european culture of the stone age, uninfluenced by anything else; but i now think that it was influenced by the greek and roman mysteries which originally may have come from egypt. but while it is fascinating to consider the cult existing in direct descent from ancient egypt, we must take into account the other possibilities. there is, of course, the orthodox roman catholic view that the cult was either invented by the devil or made up by people who hated the catholic church. if this was the case, i think it would certainly have shown in the rites or the teaching; but

with the exception of the later jews and possibly of the egyptians: many of the egyptian festivals were happy but some were not, because they had many and diverse gods. it is highly probable that the early jewish rites were festive also, though reformers constantly strove to abolish all mention of this, and there is no doubt that the bible has been tampered with to this end. 8- out of the land of egypt in mr. pennethorne hughes's book we have the following interesting passage on page 23 'studies of the magic and ritual of africa have in the last few years established with some certainty that all the systems for the disturbance of consciousness practised by the african negro are derived from ancient egypt. thousands of africans were transported to the new world and many of those who went to

ing seems to be of little use, or in other words it does not work, the witch practice is most useful. everyone who has witnessed both is convinced that the one is copied from the other and believes that the witch practice must be the original working before it was 'bowdlerised. the statement that all the systems for the disturbance of consciousness used by african negroes are derived from ancient egypt is extremely interesting, as is the natural suggestion that they took these powers with them to america. in ancient times there was widespread trading up the nile, across and down to the congo. i had always thought of the africans going in for human sacrifices and orgies of rum, methods i believe entirely alien to the egyptian spirit i was told in new orleans that it was not only negroes who

pean magic, inverted roman catholicism and mixed memories of different african religions. i cannot say if this is right; but if some of these french half-castes had a witch tradition this would account for all the resemblances. for all over the world when faced with certain problems people are apt to solve them in the same way. if the knowledge now practised in west africa is derived from ancient egypt, there is no reason to doubt that some witch practices may have come from the same source to europe via the roman and greek mysteries, which all seem to be derived from ancient egypt. i feel that the egyptian cults were too severe and respectable to go in for the blood practices used by africans. i think pythagoras, who is generally credited with bringing the mysteries to greece, was not the

eturn for another round on earth. unfortunately, few periods of history have suited witches. i think personally that at athens their system, or some system like theirs, had great success in spite of the various wars that took place, and i have a feeling, based on nothing more than a hunch, that much the same happened in ancient crete. it is also quite possible that something like this occurred in egypt, but i have no evidence of this. i think in celtic and pre-celtic times witches had great scope and used their powers wisely and with restraint. in rome i think they had too much opposition from conflicting sects, from the roman character, the mixture of the population and, of course, christianity, which, together with various wars and invasions, put them out of the running for a thousand ye


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ma not where i was born, but where it goes well with me is my home. kanuri love is the understanding that all people are bound together in guilt and only individuals are capable of achieving personal salvation. the duty of every sensitive individual is to see to it that conditions are created in which he and others like him can become the majority. lewis nixon