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t to make it a point of learning to write these letters correctly. it is not the intention of this lesson to teach you to write the hebrew letters correctly, but within this grade you are given a list of the hebrew alphabet with some of its correspondences to memorize in preparation for the higher grades, as well as a lesson teaching you to draw the hebrew alphabet."in the zohar there is a pretty legend, rather long-winded but eloquent, about each letter of the alphabet, and how beth, the second letter of the alphabet, came to be used as the first letter of the first word of the bible bereshith, meaning in the beginning. the zohar is a literature of the qabalah under the section known as the dogmatic qabalah. there are many interesting documents and manuscripts for the serious student in

on and completed, in all of them shalt thou be the first, the beginning."therefore did the holy one make the letters of the celestial alphabet capitals, and those of the earthly, small each corresponding to one another. and so was the beginning of the hebrew alphabet. we now move on to the law of manifestation, or rather the process in which manifestation occurred. we understand according to the legend of the birth of the hebrew alphabet that aleph is the beginning of all thought conceived, and all thought beyond conceiving. thought precedes all emotions and actions. action is the ends to the means of the thought. manifestation into the physical universe is comprised of the three letters aleph, mem and shin. these also correspond to the three elements of air, water and fire consecutively


18276066 GRIMM JACOB TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY VOL 1

consecrates for us every country, from which the fixing of our gaze beyond the alps would alienate us. probably some sects and parties, non-conformity here and there among the heathen themselves, nay, in individual minds a precocious elevation of sentiment and morals, came half-way to meet the introduction of christianity, as afterwards its purification (see suppl. it is remarkable that old norse legend occasionally mentions certain men who, turning away in utter disgust and doubt from the heathen faith, placed their reliance on their own strength and virtue. thus in the solar lios 17 we read of vebogi and eadey' a sik];au trusu' in themselves they trusted; of king hakon (fornm. sog. 1, 35' konungr gerir sem allir asrir]?eir sem trua a matt sinn ok megin' the king does like all others who

and nomenclature, which ever and anon breaks out: thus the agreement of the o.h.g. muspilli, 0. sax. mudspelli, with the eddie muspell, of the o.h.g. itis, a. sax. ides, with the eddie dis, or of the a. sax. brosinga mene with the eddie brisinga men, affords perfectly conclusive evidence. 4. the precisely similar way in which both there and here the religious mythus tacks itself on to the heroic legend. as the gothic, fraukish and norse genealogies all run into one another, we can scarcely deny the connexion of the veiled myths also which stand in the background. 5. the mingling of the mythic element with names of plants and constellations. this is an uneffaced vestige of the primeval intimate union between religious worship and nature. 6. the gradual transformation of the gods into devil

the rest of the people stood uncovered. in a survival of heathenish harvest-customs we shall find this uncovering further established, ch. vii. in nicolai magni de gow registrum superstitionum (of 1415) it is said: insuper hodie inveniuntur homines, qui cum novilunium prime viderint jlcxis gcnibus adorant vel deposito caputio vel piilco, inclinato capite honorant auoquendo et suscipiendo^ an as. legend of cusberht relates how that saint was wont to go down to the sea at^ fial in sine fuazi, o. iii. 10, 27. an sine fiieze, karl 14. the christians in the mid. ages called it venie fallen, parz. 460, 10. karl loi. berth. 173. ksrclu. 2958. 3055. kneeling and kissing the ground, to obtain absolution: da er uf siner venie lac (lay, earl. 366, 21. den anger maz mit der langen venie, frib. trist

sdem erga inferos servituros, et commissa crimina apud eosdem placaturos. quam bene rex noster (heinrich 1. an. 931) fecit, qui eos a tam execrando ritu prohibuit! a grand festive sacrifice, coming once in nine years, and costing a considerable number of animals in this there is nothing incredible. just as the name hecatomb lived on, when there was nothing like that number sacrificed, so here the legend was likely to keep to a highsounding number; the horror of the human victims perhaps it threw in bodily. but the reason alleged for the animal sacrifice is evidently wide of the mark; it mixes up what was done 1 gregory tlie great('ej-iist. 7, 5) admonishes branichild to take precautions with her franks' ut de animalium cajntibus sacrilicia sacrilega non exhibeant" selon for selond, on. sic

hom no one ever set apart and slaughtered horses or any beasts of the chase with a view to their making use of them. so whether the ambiguous eisdem refers to homines or diis (as eosdem just after stands for the latter, either way there is something inadmissible asserted. at the new year's festival i believe that of all the victims named the horses alone were sacrificed; men, hounds and cocks the legend has added on^ how dietmar's story looks by the side of adam of bremen's on the upsal sacrifice, shall be considered on p. 53. among all animal sacrifices, that of the liorse was preeminent and most solemn. our ancestors have this in common with several slavic and finnish nations, with persians and indians: with all of them the horse passed for a specially sacred animal^ sacrifice of oxen (s


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in some medieval book or carved on the wall of an ancient castle but written in ballpoint pen on a page torn from a diary and left- along with scores of similar pleas- on an ancient pile of stones in the forest of broceliande in brittany. archaeologists say that this is the grave of a neolithic hunter, but local tradition says that in this forest dwelled vivien, the lady of the lake of arthurian legend, and that here, having seduced merlin in order to learn his secrets, she ensnared him with his own spells. the stone pile is known as merlin's tomb, and each year hundreds visit the site to thank the wizard or to ask for his aid. when i visited the tomb, prayers- written on scraps of paper or card- were squeezed into gaps in the stones or pinned to the tree that shelters the tomb. whatever

unity, and is effective for uncovering secrets, deception and illusion. lugh lugh, the celtic 'shining one, who gives his name to lughnassadh, celtic festival of the first harvest, was the young solar deity who replaced the dagda, father of the gods, as supreme king. he was associated with sacrifice, as the sun king who was reborn each year at either the mid-winter solstice or the spring equinox. legend has it that when lugh arrived to join the tuatha de danaan, he went to the palace of tara and asked for a position in the court (the tuatha de danaan were the ancient irish gods and goddesses, literally 'the tribe of danu, who was the creatrix goddess) he said he was a carpenter, but was told that the company of gods already had one. lugh then declared he was a smith but again was told that

t the destruction of the world. his symbol is the phallus, representing creative power, and many hindus regard his benevolent, creative aspect as predominant. shiva has three eyes, represented by the sun, the moon and fire. his third eye allows him to see inwards and also to destroy whatever it looks on. he was not one of the original vedic deities but became one of the supreme gods, according to legend, at the time when the universe consisted only of water. vishnu and brahma were arguing about who was the greatest god when a great pillar of flame appeared between them. shiva appeared from within the flaming pillar, which was symbol of his masculine power, and the other gods bowed before him. invoke shiva for animus power, potency, survival and male rituals. shakti shakti, or matahdevi, is

guardian of the fertility of people, animals and crops. however, tellus mater is also the mother who receives the dead in her womb to comfort and restore and so, like gaia, she is a excellent goddess for all green magick and rituals for healing pollution or deforestation. wophe wophe, or white buffalo calf woman, is the sacred creator woman of the lakotas and other peoples of the american plains. legend says she fell from a meteor and as she began her earth walk, she was discovered by two young lakota scouts who were hunting for buffalo. she wore a pure white buckskin dress, her long hair flowing behind her like a sea of corn. she sang into the souls of the men that each should act on his thoughts. eagerly the first, not recognising her sacred nature, hurried towards her and a white mist c

f 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 by his father geb, the earth god. osiris ruled wisely, teaching his people about agriculture and the arts. but osiris's brother seth was jealous and vowed to kill him. 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


ALEISTER CROWLEY ABSINTHE THE GREEN GODDESS

. what other excuse could he give man for making him? in substance, that is my answer to king solomon. ii. the barrier between divine and human things is frail but inviolable; the artist and the bourgeois are only divided by a point of view-"a hair divided the false and true" i am watching the opalescence of my absinthe, and it leads me to ponder upon a certain very curious mystery, persistent in legend. we may call it the mystery of the rainbow. originally in the fantastic but significant legend of the hebrews, the rainbow is mentioned as the sign of salvation. the world has been purified by water, and was ready for the revelation of wine. god would never again destroy his work, but ultimately seal its perfection by a baptism of fire. now, in this analogue also falls the coat of many colo

ry of the rainbow. originally in the fantastic but significant legend of the hebrews, the rainbow is mentioned as the sign of salvation. the world has been purified by water, and was ready for the revelation of wine. god would never again destroy his work, but ultimately seal its perfection by a baptism of fire. now, in this analogue also falls the coat of many colors which was made for joseph, a legend which was regarded as so important that it was subsequently borrowed for the romance of jesus. the veil of the temple, too, was of many colors. we find, further east, that the manipura cakkra--the lotus of the city of jewels--which is an important centre in hindu anatomy, and apparently identical with the solar plexus, is the central point of the nervous system of the human body, dividing t


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hly equivalent powers, is perhaps best illustrated by the belief, common among the orthodox churches of the east, in a personal devil as well as a personal angel. this concept has been amplified by the roman catholic church to such an extent- perhaps subconsciously- that a missal in the editor's possession contains an engraving for the feast of st. andrew, apostle, for november 30, that bears the legend "ecce qui tollis peccata mundi- behold him who taketh away the sins of the world- and the picture above it is of the atomic bomb! basically, there are two "sets" of gods in the mythos: the elder gods, about whom not much is revealed, save that they are a stellar race that occasionally comes to the rescue of man, and which corresponds to the christian "light; and the ancient ones, about whic


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cipal expounder of vedantism. tahuti, or thoth, the egyptian god of wisdom. mosheh, moses, the founder of the hebrew system. dionysus, probably an ecstatic from the east. mahmud, mohammed. all these were men; their godhead is the result of mythopoeia. notes (5) masters of the temple, whose grade has the mystic number 6= 1+ 2+ 3 (6) these are not eight, as apparent; for lao-tzu counts as 0 (7) the legend of "christ" is only a corruption and perversion of other legends. especially of dionysus: compare the account of christ before herod/pilate in book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 24 the gospels, and of dionysus before pentheus in "the baccae (8) o, the last letter of perdurabo, is naught [25] 8 kappa-epsilon-alpha-lambda-eta eta steeped horsehair mind is a disease of semen

psilon-phi-alpha-lambda-eta kappa samson the universe is in equilibrium; therefore he that is without it, though his force be but a feather, can overturn the universe. be not caught within that web, o child of freedom! be not entangled in the universal lie, o child of truth! book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 48 [50] commentary( kappa) samson, the hebrew hercules, is said in the legend to have pulled down the walls of a music-hall where he was engaged "to make sport for the philistines, destroying them and himself. milton founds a poem on this fable. the first paragraph is a corollary of newton's first law of motion. the key to infinite power is to reach the bornless beyond. book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 49 [51] 21 kappa-epsilon-phi-alpha-lambda-eta

gram.(15) these six and four are ten, 10, the one manifested that returns into the naught unmanifest. the all-mighty, the all-ruler, the all-knower, the all-father, adored by all men and by me abhorred, be thou accursed, be thou abolished, be thou annihilated, amen! book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 60 [62] commentary( kappa-digamma) the title of the chapter refers to the hindu legend. the first paragraph should be read in connection with our previous remarks upon the number 91. the number of the chapter, 26, is that of tetragrammaton, the manifest creator, jehovah. he is called the second in relation to that which is above the abyss, comprehended under the title of the first. but the vulgarians conceive of nothing beyond the creator, and therefore call him the first. he

setteth the wheel a-spinning in the spire. death is the veil of life, and life of death; for both are gods. this is that which is written "a feast for life, and a greater feast for death" in the book of the law. the blood is the life of the individual: offer then blood! book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 93 [96] commentary( mu-gamma) the title of this chapter refers to a hebrew legend, that of the prophet who heard "a going in the mulberry tops; and to browning's phrase "a bruised, blackblooded mulberry. in the world's tragedy, household gods, the scorpion, and also the god-eater, the reader may study the efficacy of rape, and the sacrifice of blood, as magical formulae. blood and virginity have always been the most acceptable offerings to all the gods, but especially th

e meringues with cream and chestnut-pulp, very velvety seductions. sail i not toward laylah within seven days? be not sad at heart, o prophet; the babble of the apes will presently begin. nay, rejoice exceedingly; for after all the babble of the apes the silence of the night. book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 143 [146] commentary( xi-eta) manna was a heavenly cake which, in the legend, fed the children of israel in the wilderness. the author laments the failure of his mission to mankind, but comforts himself with the following reflections (1) he enjoys the advantages of solitude (2) previous prophets encountered similar difficulties in convincing their hearers (3) their food was not equal to that obtainable at rumpelmayer's (4) in a few days i am going to rejoin laylah (


ALEISTER CROWLEY LIBER 777

ied asenath daughter of poti-phera priest of on. on spelt u as a formula is another matter entirely; see col. clxxxvii. hrumachis is probably a variant spelling of harmachis (hor-maku, said by budge (gods of the egyptians vol. i p. 470) to be the greek name for heru-khuti, horus of the two horizons, who represented the sun from sunrise to sunset. line 13: chomse also spelt khons or khensu. in one legend (cited by budge, op. cit. i, 448) he is said to be the son of the cat goddess bast who was also associated with the moon (to complicate matters bast has solar aspects in some accounts. lines 16, 32-bis: ahapshi is the apis bull (gd coptic spelling. ameshet is amset (or mestha, one of the children of horus. line 17: the rekti goddesses and merti goddesses both appear to have been specific ti


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rtainly it is so to the artist's temperament, for it appeals to his imagination through his aesthetic sense. its disadvantage lies principally in the difficulty of its performance by a single person. but it has the sanction of the highest antiquity, and is probably the most useful for the foundation of a religion. it is the method of catholic christianity, and consists in the dramatization of the legend of the god. the bacchae of euripides is a magnificent example of such a ritual; so also, through in a less degree, is the mass. we may also mention many of the degrees in freemasonry, particularly the third. the 5 degree= 6square ritual published in no. iii of the equinox is another example. in the case of bacchus, one commemorates firstly his birth of a mortal mother who has yielded her tr

the mountains to attack the women who have followed bacchus, the youth whom he has mocked, scourged, and put in chains, yet who has only smiled; and by those women, in their divine madness, he is torn to pieces. it has already seemed impertinent to say so much when walter pater has told the story with such sympathy and insight. we will not further transgress by dwelling upon the identity of this legend with the course of nature, its madness, its prodigality, its intoxication, its joy, and above all its sublime persistence through the cycles of life and death. the pagan reader must labour to understand this in pater's "greek studies, and the christian reader will recognise it, incident for incident, in the story of christ. this legend is but the dramatization of spring. the magician who wi

of osiris. the ancient condition is not restored, but a new and superior condition is created, a condition only rendered possible by the process of death. the alchemists themselves taught this same truth. the first matter of the work was base and primitive, though "natural. after passing through various stages the "black dragon" appeared; but from this arose the pure and perfect gold. even in the legend of prometheus we find an identical formula concealed; and a similar remark applies to those of jesus christ, and of many other mythical godmen worshipped in different countries<golden bough" j.m.robertson "pagan christs" a. crowley "jesus" etc, etc> a magical ceremony constructed on this formula is thus in close essential harmony with the natural mystic process. we find

ir own phantasmal crime. satan is saturn, set, abrasax, adad, adonis, attis, adam, adonai, etc. the most serious charge against him is that he is the sun in the south. the ancient initiates, 35 dwelling as they did in lands whose blood was the water of the nile or the euphrates, connected the south with life-withering heat, and cursed that quarter where the solar darts were deadliest. even in the legend of hiram, it is at high noon that he is stricken down and slain. capricornus is moreover the sign which the sun enterers when he reaches his extreme southern declination at the winter solstice, the season of the death of vegetation, for the folk of the northern hemisphere. this gave them a second cause for cursing the south. a third; the tyranny of hot, dry, poisonous winds; the menace of d

ons, the master therion proposed to replace the m of aum by a compound letter mgn, symbolizing thereby the subtle transformation of the apparent silence and death which terminates the manifested life of vau by a continuous vibration of an impersonal energy of the nature of generation and knowledge, the virgin moon and the serpent furthermore operating to include in the idea a commemoration of the legend so grossly deformed in the hebrew legend of the garden of eden, and its even more malignantly debased falsification in that bitterly sectarian broadside, the apocalypse. sound work invariable vindicates itself by furnishing confirmatory corollaries not contemplated by the qabalist. in the present instance, the master therion was delighted to remark that his compound letter mgn, constructed


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS

e mistress of life. let us leave the sinister figure of schopenhauer for the mysteriously radiant shape of spinoza! this latter philosopher, in respect at least of his pantheism, represents fairly enough the fundamental thesis of the white tradition. almost the first observation that we have to make is that this white tradition is hardly discoverable outside europe. it appears first of all in the legend of dionysus (in this connection read carefully browning's apollo and the fates) the egyptian tradition of osiris is not dissimilar. the central idea of the white school is that, admitted that "everything is sorrow" for the profane, the initiate has the means of transforming it to "everything is joy. there is no question of any ostrich-ignoring of fact, as in christian science. there is not

act, unless we take some such view, there does not seem to be much point in taking an action so fundamentally revolutionary (on the surface) as the proclamation of a new word. but then (you will object, if an objection it be) people like lenin, hitler, mussolini, the mikado, et hoc genus omne, are loyal emissaries of the masters, or the gods! well, why not? an analogy, once more. in the christian legend we find god (omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent) magic without tears get any book for free on: www.abika.com 281 employing judas, pilate and herod, no less than jesus, as actors in the drama which replaced isis by osiris in the great formula. perfectly true; but this fact does not in any way exculpate the criminals. it is no excuse for the commandants of belsen and buchenwald that they wer

the diversity of the name and the series of exploits is due merely to the accidents of time and space. but it is at least equally plausible to suggest that these gods are different individuals, although of the identical order of being, characteristics and function. very much as if one took drake, frobisher, raleigh, hood, blake, rodney and nelson, as seen through the mists of history, tradition, legend and plain mythopoeia. add a few names not english, and our position is closely parallel. personally, i incline to the latter hypothesis; but it would be hard to say why, unless that it is because i feel that to identify them completely would be to remagic without tears get any book for free on: www.abika.com 290 duce their stature to that of personifications of various cosmic energies. hist


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the son. the other three letters of her name, b, a, and d, are the three paths which join the three supernals. to what cupboard did she go? even to the most secret caverns of the universe. and who is this dog? is it not the name of god spelt qabalistically backwards? and what is this bone? the bone is the wand, the holy lingam! the complete interpretation of the rune is now open. this rime is the legend of the murder of osiris by typhon. the limbs of osiris were scattered in the nile. isis sought them in every corner of the universe, and she found all except his sacred lingam, which was not found until quite recently (vide fuller, the star in the west. let us take another example from this rich storehouse of magick lore. little bo peep she lost her sheep, and couldn't tell where to find th

k you. whether they are hypocrites or morally insane is a matter which we can leave to their own consideration. all these phantoms, of whatever nature, must be evoked, examined, and mastered; otherwise we may find that just when we want it there is some idea with which we have never dealt; and perhaps that idea, springing on us by surprise, and as it were from behind, may strangle us. this is the legend of the sorcerer strangled by the devil! 120 glossary only words nowhere explained in the preceding pages are given in this list. several others, mentioned in passing in the early part of the book, are sufficiently dealt with later on. in these cases the references in the index should be turned up "a'.a" the great white brotherhood which is giving this method of attainment to the world "see"


ALEISTER CROWLEY SEPHER SEPHIROTH

ire (ex. 28:18) ryps ophir; a young mule; dust of the earth rp( the horn; head; to send out rays, shine nrq vacuum mqyr [conscious] intelligence lk# tooth n# and god saw that it was good bw+ yk myhl )ryw 351 man #n) ishim, flames: the angelic choir of malkuth; burnt or incense offering my) lifted)#n moses the initiator (cf. 346) h#wm hiram-abif (a cunning artificer at the temple of solomon in the legend) pyb) mryx 352 the exalted light hl(m rw) long of nose (i.e. merciful: a title of the supreme god (cf. 362) myp) kr) lightnings, flashings myqrb an approach nbrq 353 five h#mx the secret of hwhy is to his fearers (ps. 25:14) wy)ryl hwhy dws delight, joy hxm# 354 grew fat; anointed n#d a temporary remitting h+m# demons myd# 355 thought; idea hb#xm year; sleep hn# pharaoh (derived from the eg


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, the satyrs and the like are mere filtrations of the atlantean tradition. the only theory behind such experiments was that they were contrary to the natural order, and so worth trying. men of more scientific mind more plausibly passed zro vapour through sea-water; but they only created serpents of vast size, which they cast into the sea about the high house as guardians. the sea-serpent, whether legend or fact, is derived from this ex periment. it is quite possible that some such survive. another school, objecting strongly to the sex-process "which must be transcended as the lemurians overcame gemmation" vivisected men and women, taking various parts of the brain, especially the cerebellum, the pineal gland, and the pituitary body, and cul tivated them in solutions of zro under the invisi

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 of a strong woman('m) closing the mouth of a serpent (s) or dragon, and from this we have the xith card of the bohemian tarot, and the legend in the apocalypse. in the mystic greek used by the gnostics we find similar traces, sophia being from s ph, giving the idea of 'serpent breath' i.e. wisdom. iao is phallos, kteis, proktos. the word logos means the boy (g) naturally engendered of the virgin (l) and the serpent (s. theos (root o, first written 0) means the sun in his strength and also the lingam-yoni conjoined. christos is 't

lowly; then the lips are suddenly curled back in a sneering snarl, and the vowel sharply and forcibly uttered. it is disputed whether this word is connected with the sanscrit sri, holy. p4. the same danger to society in our own time has been forseen, and an identical remedy discovered and applied in compulsory education and cheap newspapers. chapter ii: p6. gautama buddha was the reincarnation or legend of a previous buddha who was a missionary from atlas, hence the account of his immovable neck, the ears that he could fold over his face, and other monstrous details. p6. there was a governor of these, of whose name, nature and function i am not permitted to speak. p7. one of the most brilliant children committed suicide on learning that he could not move his upper jaw. this boy is of the e

on. even at this distant date it would be dangerous to do so much even as indulge in speculation. p32.i write a little, but not much, in advance of the events. to illustrate the theory here advanced i will ask the reader to compare the results of the attempts to colonize america by (a) the whole military power of spain at her zenith (b) the handful of exiles in the 'mayflower' chapter ix: p34.the legend of the deluge is derived from this eved the old and new commentaries to liber al by aleister crowley most of the text below has been entered by frater h.b, except for the text of liber al (entered by frater ebony and proofread by many others, the old comment and portions of the new comment omitted by l. wilkenson in his abridgement. this text of liber 220 has been restored by comparison wi


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nourished against the crocodiles and tigers shown on the card, just as the womb is sealed during gestation. he sits on a lotus, the yoni, which floats on the 'nile, the amniotic fluid. in his absolute innocence and ignorance he is "the fool; he is the 'saviour, being the son who shall trample on the crocodiles and tigers, and avenge his father osiris. thus we see him as the "great fool" of celtic legend, the "pure fool" of act i of "parsifal, and, generally speaking, the insane person whose words have always been taken for oracles. but to be 'saviour' he must be born and grow to manhood; thus parsifal acquires the sacred lance, emblem of virility. he usually wears the 'coat of many colours' like joseph the 'dreamer; so he is also now the green man of spring festivals. but his 'folly' is no

n this full form in the tarot trump xv "the devil) now zeus being lord of air, we are reminded that aleph is the letter of air. as air we find the "wandering fool" pure wanton breath, yet creative. wind was supposed of old to impregnate the vulture, which therefore was chosen to symbolize the mother-goddess. he is the wandering knight or prince of fairy tales who marries the king's daughter. this legend is derived from certain customs among exogamic tribes, for which see "the golden bough. thus one europa, semele and others claimed that zeus- air<<zeus obtained air for his kingdom in the partition with hades, who took fire, and poseidon, who took water. shu is the egyptian god of the firmament. there is a great difficulty here, etymologically. zeus is connected with iao, abrasax, and the d

meek and mild' the pacifist, the conscientious objector, the tolstoyan, the 'passive resister' when the kaiser fled, and the germans surrendered their fleet, they abandoned nietzshe for jesus. rodjestvensky and gervera took their fleets out to certain destruction. the irish revolutionists of easter week, 1916, fought and died like men; and they have established a tradition 'jesus' himself, in the legend 'set his face as a flint to go to jerusalem' with the foreknowledge of his fate. but christians have not emphasized that heroism since the crusades. the sloppy sentimental jesus of the sunday-school is the only survivor; and the war killed him, thank ares! when the nonconformist christian churches, especially in america, found the doctrine of eternal punishment no longer tenable, they knock

the second best! don't slander your enemy, as the newspapers would have you do; just kill him, and then bury him with honour. don't keep crying 'foul' like a fifth-rate pugilist. don't boast! don't squeal! if you're down, get up and hit him again! fights of that sort make fast friends. there is perhaps a magical second-meaning in this verse, a reference to the ritual of which we find hints in the legend of cain and abel, esau and jacob, set and osiris, et cetera. the "elder brother" within us, the silent self, must slay the younger brother, the conscious self, and he must be raised again incorruptible. al iii,60 "there is no law beyond do what thou wilt" the new comment there are of course lesser laws than this, details, particular cases, of the law. but the whole of the law is do what tho


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is universal, since even a buddha must breathe. the third precept this precept, against adultery, i shall touch but lightly. not that i consider the subject unpleasant far from it! but since the english section of my readers, having unclean minds, will otherwise find a fulcrum therein for their favourite game of slander. let it suffice if i say that the buddha in spite of the ridiculous membrane legend* one of those foul follies which idiot devotees invent only too freely was a confirmed and habitual adulterer. it* membrum virile illius in membrana inclusum esse aiunt, ne copulare posset. would be easy to argue with hegel-huxley that he who thinks of an act commits it (cf. jesus also in this connection, though he only knows the creative value of desire, and that since a and not-a are mutu

could have stilled; but this was too near his pet chakra.4 here i am, he meditated, above all change; and yet an hour ago i was indra; and before that his flute-girl; and then a nat; and then a parrot; and then a hathi oh, the hathis pilin teak in the sludgy, squdgy creek! sang parameshvara. why, it goes 1 innumerable, the highest unit of the fantastic hindu arithmetic. 2 10.000. 3 see the witty legend in the questions of king milinda. 4 meditation may be performed on any of seven chakras (wheels or centres) in the body. the three characteristics 107 back and back, like a biograph out of order, and there s no sort of connection between one and the other. hullo, what s that? why, there s a holy man near that bo-tree. he ll tell me what it all means. poor silly old lord of the universe! had

necessarily an evil. i have not come to found a hundred years club, and to include mosquitoes in the membership. in this case to have kept perdu r abu alive was to have played into the hands of his enemies. my first precept is merely a general rule.3 in 1 the buddha had such long ears that he could cover the whole of his face with them. ears are referred to spirit in hindu symbolism, so that the legend means he could conceal the lower elements and dwell in this alone. 2 here is the little rift within the lute which alienated crowley from active work on buddhist lines; the orthodox failing to see his attitude. 3 a more likely idea that the brilliantly logical nonsense of pansil, supra. the three characteristics 109 the bulk of cases one should certainly abstain from destroying life, that i


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out what my new glasses were, he began to treat me contemptuously; talked of me at times as a sort of half-madman, whose brain was turned by the importance given to his inventions; and at other times declared that i had never invented anything at all, for the idea of the artistic 73 glasses had been suggested by rossetti. the young painters who frequented his shop took pleasure in spreading this legend and attributing to rossetti what rossetti would have been the first to disclaim. i found myself abandoned, and hours used to pass without any one coming into my shop. the worst of it was that, when chance gave me a customer, i soon lost him: the new glasses pleased no one "at this point, i suppose, if i had been gifted with ordinary prudence, i should have begun to retrace my steps; but eit


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is fortunate in finding a student with good sense and perspicacity. it is only a step from cagliostro's vindication (successfully accomplished in this book) to his triumph. mr trowbridge will come one day to see that his high mission was not a failure, recognise that dumas is the most illuminated of historians as well as the most fascinating of novelists. aleister crowley. the way of the soul, a legend in line and verse. by william t. horton. a little while ago i begged the deity to forbid that william t. horton should become vocal. my prayer was not heard. again, william t. horton begged the deity not to let the equinox review his book. his prayer has not been heard. enough to shake anybody's faith! there is a most illuminated forward by ralph shirley, a thing i could wish to have writte


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me time 4 x 7. and for this is the number 28 reflected down into netzach; and that 28 is kaph cheth (kach, power. for she is sakti, the eternal energy of the concealed one. and it is her eternal energy that hath made this eternal change. and this explaineth the call of the aethyrs, the curse that was pronounced in the beginning being but the creation of sakti. and this mystery is reflected in the legend of the 119 creation, where adam represents the concealed one, for adam is temurah of mad, the enochian word for god, and eve, whom he created 20 the fourth of the mystic numbers of jupiter is 136. for love, is tempted by the snake, nechesh, who is messiah her child. and the snake is the magical power, which hath destroyed the primordial equilibrium. and the garden is the supernal eden, wher

t is equal to her seven- fold word. and then shalt thou purify thyself, and return into the world. so i did that which was commanded me, and returned. biskra "december" 17, 1909. 9.30- 11.30 a.m. the cry of the 2nd aethyr, which is called arn in the first place, there is again the woman riding on the bull, which is the reflection of babalon, that rideth on the beast. and also there is an assyrian legend of a woman with a fish, and also there is a legend of eve and the serpent, for cain was the child of eve and the serpent, and not of eve and adam; and therefore when he had slain his brother, who was the first murderer, having sacrificed living things to his demon, had cain the mark upon his brow, which is the mark of the beast spoken of in the apocalypse, and is the sign of initiation. 148

ut much more seductive. yet i know it to be lilith. and above him is the great sigil of the arrow, downward, but it is struck through the heart of the child. this child is also abel. and the meaning of this part of the card is obscure, but that is the correct drawing of the taro card; and that is the correct magical fable from which the hebrew scribes, who were not complete initiates, stole their legend of the fall and the subsequent events. they joined different fables together to try and make a connected story, and they sophisticated them to suit their social and political conditions. all this while no image hath come unto the stone, and no voice hath been heard. i cannot get any idea of the source of what i have been saying. all i can say is, that there is a sort of dew, like mist, upon

s: there shall be no more red roses, for she hath crushed all the blood of all things into her cup. it seemed at one time as if the rose was in the breast of a beautiful woman, high-bosomed, tall, stately, yet who danced like a snake. but there was no subsistence in this vision. and now i see the white rose, as if it were in the beak of a swan, in the picture by michael angelo in venice. and that legend too is the legend of babalon. but all this is before the veil of the aethyr. now will i go and make certain preparations, and i will return and repeat the call of the aethyr yet again. biskra "december" 18, 1909. 9.20- 10.5 a.m. 150 it is not a question of being unable to get into the aethyr, and trying to struggle through; but one is not anywhere near it. a voice comes: when thy dust shall


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e appeared upon one of the rocks. it was the dwarf of hey. he gazed at the scene of the catastrophe, chanted a fairy dirge, and then vanished for ever. such was the end of the land-trows, and, although it put a stop to the making of further fairy-stories, it opened up a new hunting-ground for the weaver of romances in the caves beneath the sea. and even where there is no definite tale or detailed legend to tell beside the inglenook, there is sure to be some quaint conceit of metempsychosis which they can whisper when a seal comes near them. was not pharaoh's army turned into a school of seals? and that great white seal, which the fishermen have seen, and whose track is like the wash of an ocean steamer, is that not pharaoh himself? so the stories spread, and the passer-by may take his fill

away from the contamination of the unclean thing- there was no fight, no bloodshed. now therefore the smirking approval of the neuters of england continues unashamed, until the younger generation (some of them) may be inclined to class tennyson with the poets, rather than with the longfellows and cloughs. they can hardly imagine any creature, however vile, so crapulous as to prostitute the noble legend of england herself to dust-licking before that amiable teutonic prig, the late prince consort. yet this busy buttock- groom gives the best part of his flunky's life to the achievement. even his own friendships- his friendships1- are made but the pretext for a new servility. 393 and what an object for servility! the fashionable dilettante doubt, the fashionable dilettante faith, are neatly b


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versal, since even a buddha must breathe. 306 the third precept. this precept, against adultery, i shall touch but lightly. not that i consider the subject unpleasant_ far from it_ but since the english section of my readers, having unclean minds, will otherwise find a fulcrum therein for their favourite game of slander. let it suffice if i say that the buddha_ in spite of the ridiculous membrane legend,6 one of those foul follies which idiot devotees invent only too freely_ was a confirmed and habitual adulterer. it would be easy to argue with hegel- huxley that he who thinks of an act commits it("cf" jesus also in this connection, thought he only knows the creative value of desire, and that since a and not-a are mutually limiting, therefore interdependent, therefore identical, therefore


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s the mahalingam of the first, beyond life and death the generator from nothingness. his armour was the primal water of chaos. the infinite moon-like curve of his body; the flashing swiftness of his word, that was the word that formulated that which was beyond chaos and cosmos; the might of him, greater than that of the elephant and of the lion and of the tortoise and of the bull fabled in indian legend as the supports of the four letters of the name; the glory of him, that was even as that of the sun which is before all and beyond all suns, of which the stars are little sparks struck off as he battled in the infinite against the infinite- all these points the great white spirit noted and appreciated. this is certainly the person, thought he, to do my business for me. but alas! for five, a

t consisted in the employment, judiciously, if we may use the word, of hasheesh, as giving a critical and analytic power to the mind, which enabled the neophyte to roll up the murk and mist from beclouded truths till they stood distinctly seen in the splendour of their own harmonious beauty as an intuition. one thing related of pythagoras and his friends has seemed very striking to me. there is a legend that, as he was passing over a river, its waters called up to him in the presence of his followers "hail! pythagoras" frequently, while in the power of the hasheesh dilirium, have i heard inanimate things sonorous with such voices. on every side they have saluted me, from rocks, and trees, and waters, and sky, in my happiness filling me with intense exultation as i heard them welcoming thei

s that looked upon you and created you holy; eyes clearer than the clearest rivulet, more beautiful than the most royal amethyst; eyes that illuminated the darkest corner of hell; eyes that set the fashion to the stars of the celestial vault of heaven; eyes that were but the imperfect mirror of the soul behind. such was the ten-years-old ljubov of the goodly countenance. when, later on, the usual legend grew around her, it was said that wolves had once entered the village, in the midst of 296 winter, starved to madness, and had begun eating two cows in their shed, when little ljubov chanced upon them and was discovered half an hour later, surrounded by two hundred of these wolves, which were pushing and kicking one another to lick her hands. on another occasion, extraordinary miracle, one


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nger to the finder if protective wishes or curses were buried with pisite features: message board email atho the laws the old law the redes various aphorisms the 8 wiccan tenets circle casting circle opening circle closing consecration consecration of sword or athame consecrating other working tools initiations charge to new initiates first degree initiation ritual second degree initiation ritual legend of the descent of the goddess third degree initiation ritual/great rite verse version of priest's declamation in great rite esbats esbat sequence witches' rune charge of the goddess verse version of charge of the goddess drawing down the moon ancient call great god cernunnos invocation esbat cone of power wine blessing cake blessing ritual elements invocation to the horned god besom chant w

return good threefold. h. is unbound and assisted to rise, then leads initiate to wach quarter in turn, saying: h: hear ye, mighty ones of the east [s. w. n: n. has been duly consecrated high priest(ess) and magus (witch queen, h. leads initiate back to center of circle, saying: h: having learned this far, you must know why the wicca are called the hidden children of the goddess. proceed with the legend of the descent of the goddess. generally initiate and hierophant act the appropriate parts. h. appoints narrator and guardian. notes l published in janet and stewart farrar's the witches' way l lots of other published sources too. the legend of the descent of the goddess roles: l narrator (n) l goddess l lord of death (d) l guardian(s) needs: l veils, jewellery l horned crown l sword l scou


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ur logos, the active intelligent aspect, that one which was first developed, and which we might call electrical matter. then there is the great bear. there is much that is interesting said about the relation between the great bear and the pleiades in oriental writings. the seven sisters are said to be the seven wives of the seven stars of the great bear. now what is perhaps the truth back of that legend? if the pleiades are the source of the electrical manifestation, the active intelligent aspect of the solar system, and their energy that which animates all matter, they may perhaps represent the negative aspect, whose polar opposite, or the positive aspect, is their seven husbands, the seven stars of the great bear. perhaps the union of these two is what produces our solar system. perhaps


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hin its periphery a centre of reception with a surface radiation. in the planet. in the planet there will be found a similar organ or receiver within its etheric body, the locality of which is not for exoteric publication and cannot therefore be revealed. it is connected with the location of the two poles, north and south, and is the centre around which the globe rotates, and is the source of the legend of a sacred fertile land within the sphere of polar influences. the mythic land of exceeding fertility, of abundant luxuriance, and of phenomenal growth, vegetable, animal and human would naturally lie where prana is received. it is the esoteric garden of eden, the land of physical perfection. surface radiation demonstrates, after distribution, as planetary prana. in man. the organ of recep

ly a net-work of fine channels, which are the component parts of one interlacing fine cord, one portion of this cord being the magnetic link which unites the physical and the astral bodies and which is snapped or broken after the withdrawal of the etheric body from the dense physical body at the time of death. the silver cord is loosed, as the bible expresses it44(40) and this is the basis of the legend of the fateful sister who cuts the thread of life with the dreaded shears. the etheric web is composed of the intricate weaving of this vitalised cord, and apart from the seven centres within the web (which correspond to the sacred centres, and of which the spleen is frequently counted as one) it has the two above mentioned, which make with the spleen a triangle of activity. the etheric web

he truly influence the individual cells. this work of transmuting cell activity was begun on this planet during the last root-race, and the divine alchemy proceeds. the progress made is as yet but small, but each transmuted conscious cell increases the speed and the accuracy of the work. time alone is needed for the completion of the work. in connection with this matter of transmutation comes the legend of the philosopher's stone, which is literally the application of the rod of initiation, in one sense. division a- manas or mind and its nature i. three manifestations of manas- 179- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust ii. some definitions of manas: 1. manas is the fifth principle. 2. manas is electricity. 3. manas is that which produces cohesion. 4. manas is the key openin


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lord of the burning ground the will that breaks into the garden the ravisher of souls the finger of god the breath that blasts the lightning which annihilates the most high- 45- a treatise on the seven rays- volume i: esoteric psychology i copyright 1998 lucis trust the qualities and characteristics of this lord who brings release may be gathered from the following six aphorisms which, an ancient legend says, his six brothers gave to him, as they begged him to hold his hand till they had had time to work out their purposes: 1. kill out desire when desire has fulfilled its work. thou art the one who indicates fulfillment. quality..clear vision. 2. seek out the gentle way, oh lord of power. wait for thy brother on the path of love. he builds the forms that can withstand thy power. quality. d

the word that cycles down the ages. some of the names of this ray lord which convey his purpose are as follows: the displayer of glory the lord of eternal love the cosmic magnet the giver of wisdom the radiance in the form the master builder the conferrer of names the great geometrician the one who hides the life the cosmic mystery the light bringer the son of god incarnate the cosmic christ the legend tells us that the six brothers summarise his qualities in the following aphorisms: 1. send forth the word and speak the radiant love of god. make all men hear. quality..love divine. 2. let the glory of the lord shine forth. let there be radiant light as well as radiant love. quality..radiance. 3. draw to thyself the object of thy search. pull forth into the light of day from out the night o

universe came into being, we are told in the- 244- a treatise on the seven rays- volume i: esoteric psychology i copyright 1998 lucis trust allegorical language of the ancient scriptures, there "was war in heaven "the sun and his seven brothers" did not function with true unanimity; hence (and herein lies a hint) our earth is not one of the seven sacred planets. there is, as we know, the ancient legend of the lost pleiade, and there are many such stories. again, in the council chamber of the most high, there has not always been peace and understanding, but at times, war and disruption; this is made abundantly clear by several of the stories in the old testament. symbolically speaking, some of the sons of god fell from their high estate, led, at one time, by "lucifer, son of the morning. t

watches over all. always the urge to gather and amass. never the time to hold and to enjoy. pass on therefore until the time shall come, and again you stand before the gates of light, this time with empty hands. then enter, free, accepted by the servants of the lord, and know, forever, peace- 246- a treatise on the seven rays- volume i: esoteric psychology i copyright 1998 lucis trust the ancient legend tells us that the three went forth in sorrow and revolt, laden with their treasures, and thus the history of the wandering jew began. it is significant to remember that one of the greatest sons of god who has worked on earth, and who epitomised in himself the way and the achievement, jesus of nazareth, was a jew. he reversed all the earlier conditions. he possessed nothing at all. he was th


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e mystical vision about which so much has been written and taught and to which the lives of god's saints in both hemispheres have ever testified. one wonders about the first man who received the first faint glimpse (with his dim inner light) of the infinite possibility lying ahead. he caught a glimpse of god, and from that minute the light from god waxed more and more intense. there is an ancient legend (and who shall say that it is not based on fact) that jesus of nazareth was the very first of our humanity, in a dim and far- 66- from bethlehem to calvary copyright 1998 lucis trust distant past, to catch this glimpse, and that he was, through the consistency of his constantly directed effort, the first of our humanity to emerge into the very light of god himself. st paul perhaps touched t

st of our humanity, in a dim and far- 66- from bethlehem to calvary copyright 1998 lucis trust distant past, to catch this glimpse, and that he was, through the consistency of his constantly directed effort, the first of our humanity to emerge into the very light of god himself. st paul perhaps touched this truth when he spoke of christ as the "eldest in a vast family of brothers."21 whether this legend is true or not, christ entered into light because he was light; and the history of man has been a gradually growing illumination, until today radiance is everywhere to be found. in this light, inherent and divine, latent and yet emanating from god, christ saw the vision, and that vision demonstrated to him his sonship, his messiahship and the path of his suffering. this vision is the herita

emnity to a tomb, which served the purpose of rendering him the last honours. before singing his return to life, there were mournful rites celebrated in honour of his suffering and his death. the large wound which he received was shown, just as the wound was shown which was made to christ by the thrust of the spear. the feast of his resurrection was fixed at the 25th of march."3 there is the same legend attached to the names of tammuz, to zoroaster, to esculapius. to the latter, ovid addressed the following words "hail, great physician of the world! all hail! hail, mighty infant who in years to come shall heal the nations and defraud the tomb. swift be thy growth, thy triumphs unconfined make kingdoms thicken and increase mankind. thy daring art shall animate the dead, and draw the thunder

ea of the masonic fraternity down the ages, forming the focal point of the work of the sublime third degree. in close relation to this masonic "raising" can be placed a little-known sermon of the buddha, in which he teaches his disciples the significance of the "five points of friendship" and thus links up these five points, the five crises in the life of christ and the five points in the masonic legend. all these references serve to show the continuity of revelation of which the resurrection (with its subsequent ascension) was the climaxing event for the occident. the outstanding need of christianity today is to emphasise the living, risen christ. we have argued too long over the death of christ, seeking to impose a narrow sectarian christ upon the world. we have fed the fires of separati

f their misery and discontent, and giving them, in the four noble truths, a concise statement of the human situation. he outlined to them the noble eightfold path governing right conduct, and gave in reality the rules which should control one upon the path of discipleship. then, having himself achieved illumination, he entered into the "secret place of the most high" to come forth once a year, so legend tells us, in order to bless the world. that day of blessing (the day of the full moon of may) is preserved in the east as a general holiday, and in the west many hundreds also keep it as a day of spiritual remembrance. then christ came, and presented to the world, and made public in his life and through its critical points, the great processes of initiation (five in number) which lie ahead


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eology, of the kingdoms of the world and the kingdom of the christ, of the power of anti-christ and the power of christ. this produced a great climax in atlantean days and, though the hierarchy of light triumphed, it was only by the merest margin. the battle was fought out on the astral plane, though it had its correspondence upon the physical plane, in a great world conflict of which the ancient legend tells us. it ended in the catastrophe of the flood. the seeds of hate and of separation have been- 349- a treatise on the seven rays- volume ii: esoteric psychology ii copyright 1998 lucis trust fostered ever since that time and the three modes whereby the forces of darkness seek to control humanity are hatred, aggression and separativeness. the three great spiritual counterparts are love


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t, and has foreseen this "time of the end" with its planetary catastrophes, phenomenal disasters, despair and invocation arising from both the east and west. he knew that in the time of final crisis and tension, humanity itself would force his emergence. the new testament story is true and correct; it is only the man-made interpretations which have misled humanity. in the east there is an ancient legend which has an application today and which holds the clue to the relation of the christ and of the buddha; it concerns a service which, the legend says, the buddha will render christ. in symbolic form, the legend runs that when the buddha reached enlightenment, and experience on earth could teach him no more, he looked ahead to the time when his brother, the christ, would be active in the gre

the christ, would be active in the great service as it is called. in order, therefore, to aid the christ, he left behind him (for his use) what are mysteriously called "his vestures" he bequeathed and left in some safe place the sum total of his emotional-intuitive nature, called by some the astral body and the sum total of his knowledge and his thought, called his mind or mental body. these, the legend says, will be assumed by the coming one and prove of service, supplementing christ's own emotional and mental equipment and providing him with what he needs as the teacher of the east as well as of the west. he can then with strength and success contemplate his future work and choose his workers. there is something of this same idea latent in the injunction given in the new testament "let t


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which i may indicate. with this in mind, let us proceed. i have pointed out that these energies fall into three groups- 17- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust 1. those coming from certain great constellations which are to be found active in relation to our solar system and which, from the most ancient days, have always been related in myth and legend to our system. to these constellations, ours is related in a peculiar way. 2. those coming from the twelve zodiacal constellations. these are recognised as having a definite effect upon our system and our planetary life. 3. those coming from the planets found within the periphery of the sun's sphere of influence. from a certain point of view, one can generalise largely and say that these ar

nd initiation and demonstrate that the desire nature is subdued and conquered and that the lower nature is (by being lifted up in the air, i.e. into heaven) capable of reaching the goal for this world period, and that from the earthy foundations of scorpio the personality can be so tested that it shows fitness for the world service demanded in aquarius. this is beautifully expressed for us in the legend of hercules, the sun-god who overcomes the nine-headed hydra or serpent of desire by being forced to his knees and from that position of humility lifts up the serpent into the air, and then deliverance comes. 4. in aquarius in this sign, the long effort of the soul is consummated and concludes the- 86- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust e

e spoke to his disciples "what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul" or his own centre of self-consciousness that significant point of attainment which must precede all the more inclusive states of consciousness. scorpio. the significance of this sign in the life of christ has been deleted from the new testament, but has been preserved for us in the ancient christian legend that in the cradle itself christ killed or strangled two serpents, thus referring to the pairs of opposites which could no longer control him. aquarius. the expression of this influence has been beautifully given to us in the story of the last supper. christ sent his disciples into the city to find the man "bearing a pitcher of water" upon his shoulder. this is the symbol of the sign aquari

to them that dynamic and enterprising spirit which will enable them to carry forward to completion the will of god on earth. it was the "angel, born under capricorn" which came to christ in the garden of gethsemane and fused his individual will into the divine will and thus enabled him to carry out his mission to completion. this was not only the revelation of divine love to the world but as the legend in the masters' archives goes on he came "to fabricate the gossamer thread which bound the two together and linked the place of the most high (shamballa) with the holy city (the hierarchy. the bridge between the holy place and the holy of holies was securely anchored. the will of god could now be carried to fruition" under the same symbolic teaching, we could say that the following terms di

synthesising planets. c. is an absorbing or abstracting planet. d. is connected with the perfecting process (c.f. 899) 10 "neptune is the repository of the `solar flames (c.f. 1154) the planet pluto references in the secret doctrine 1 "pluto is a deity with the attributes of the serpent. he is a healer, a giver of health, spiritual and physical and of enlightenment (s.d ii. 30. note) 2 "under the legend, orpheus seeks in the kingdom of pluto, his lost soul. krishna rescues from pluto his six principles (ii. 30) being the seventh himself. he is the perfect initiate, the whole of his six principles merging into the seventh (s.d. iii. 142) the planet saturn references in the secret doctrine and a treatise on cosmic fire 1 "saturn, the father of the gods, has been transformed from eternal dura


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ntervene potently, and, with the aid of certain great lives extraneous to our planetary life, they brought the atlantean civilisation to an abrupt end after a long period of chaos and disaster. this took place through the medium of a culminating catastrophe which wiped hundreds of thousands of human beings off the face of the earth. this historical event has been preserved for us in the universal legend of the great flood. those who survived are symbolically spoken of in the bible as those who were saved in noah's ark, and in the ancient writings it is expressed in the following terms "like as a dragon snake uncoils slowly its body, so the sons of men, led on by the sons of wisdom, opened their folds and spreading out like a running stream of sweet waters. many of the faint- hearted among

of the earth's surface is a matter of general interest within a few minutes. time and space are now negated. the coming work of reconstruction i have referred to the coming full moon of june as "christ's unique occasion (the reappearance of the christ, chapter ii) just what is entailed in that statement i am not empowered to say, but i can cast some light upon one phase of it. it has long been a legend (and who shall say it is not a fact) that at each full moon of june, christ repeats and preaches again to the assembled world (to the hearts and minds of men) the last sermon of the buddha, thus linking the full enlightenment of the pre-christian era and the wisdom of the buddha to the cycle of the distribution of the energy of love, for which christ is responsible. this year the message of


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opeia will be found seated on the arctic circle, close to [36] cepheus the king,or lawgiver, whom we shall meet later as one of the three constellations in pisces. at the commencement, law; at the close, law; for cepheus has a close relation with the first and the last sign of the zodiac. it is interesting to note that mahomet, the founder of the most militant religion, was born in this sign, and legend says that moses also was born in it; moses, the lawgiver, and mahomet, the warrior- 24- the labours of hercules the problem of hercules, as he enters upon his labors, is to demonstrate his power over matter and form, and so he has to recognize cassiopeia from the very beginning, the hitherto enthroned queen. the second constellation is cetus, the sea monster, the enemy of little fishes. one


AN INTRO TO STUDY OF THE KABALAH

ot have written each one in question. but these critics show the utmost divergence of opinion the moment it becomes necessary to fix on a date or an author; so much more easy is destructive criticism than the acquirement of real knowledge. let us make a short note of the chief of the old kabalistic treatises. the "sepher yetzirah" or "book of formation" is the oldest treatise; it is attributed by legend to abraham the patriarch: several editions of an english translation by myself have been published. this work explains a most curious philosophical scheme of creation, drawing a parallel between the origin of the world, the sun, the planets, the elements, seasons, man and the twenty-two letters of the hebrew alphabet; dividing them into a triad, a heptad and a dodecad; three mother letters


ARADIA GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES

g and paralysing human faculties by means of witchcraft.chapter ii. 4 there is an evident association here of the body of the firefly (which must resemble a grain ofwheat) with the latter. 5 the six lines following are often heard as a nursery rhyme. 6 probably a mistake for luna. 7 this implies keeping himself warm, and is proof possitive that moonshould here be read for sun.according to another legend cain suffers from cold in the moon. 8 this is a formula which is to be slowly recited, emphasising the repetitions.chapter iii. no footnotes)chapter iv. 9 properly, the stone with a hole in it. but such a stone is called holy on shipboard, and here it hasreally a claim to the name. 10 this is an obscure passage, but i believe that i have given it as the poet meant or felt it. 11 il sasso a

a great goat,a true he-goat,and thou shalt say,good evening, fair goat!and he will reply,good evening, fair sir!i am so wearythat i can go no fartherand thou shalt reply as usual,fairy diana, i conjure theet o give to this goat relief and peace! page 73 n r r r r r we implore thee give this sleeper,give unto this good melambothe great gift of understandingwhat all creatures say while talking!this legend contains much that is very curious; among other things an invocation to the firefly, oneto mefitia, the goddess of malaria, and a long poetic prophecy relative to the hero. it is evidently fullof old latin mythologic lore of a very marked character. the whole of it may be found in a forthcom-ing work by the writer of the book, entitled the unpublished legends of virgil. london, elliot stock

a la barca senza remo.do your best, or talk, but moret o row the boat youll need an oar.and, as it is said la fortuna a chi da chi toglie cosi sta,qualche volta agli oziosima il pi ai laboriosi.fortune gives and fortune takes,and to man a fortune makes,sometimes to those who labour shirk,but oftener to those who work.diana, queen of the serpents, giver of the gift of languages.in a long a strange legend of melambo, a magian and great physician of divine birth, there is aninvocation to diana which has a proper place in this work. the incident in which it occurs is as fol-lows: one day melambo asked his mother how it was that while it had been promised that he should knowthe language of all living thins, it had not yet come to pass.and his mother replied: patience, my son, for it is by waiti

tensified to poetry. and it is remarkable that it hasbeen so strangely preserved in italian witch traditions. page 40 so it came to pass that the fair goddess made love with endamone as if they had been awake (yetcommuning in dreams. and so it is to this day, that whoever would make love with him or her whosleeps, should have recourse to the beautiful tana, and so doing there will be success.this legend, while agreeing in many details with the classical myth, is strangely intermingled withpractices of witchcraft, but even these, if investigated, would all prove to be as ancient as the rest ofthe text. thus the sheeps intestine used instead of the red woollen bag which is employed inbeneficent magic the red and black ribbon, which mingles threads of joy and woe the (pea-cocks) feather or la

entiae.now it is fabled that endymion, admitted to olympus,whence he was expelled for want of respect to juno, wasbanished for thirty years to earth. and having been allowedto sleep this time in a cave of mount latmos, diana, smittenwith his beauty visited him every night till she had byhim fifty daughters and one son. and after this endymionwas recalled to olympus. diz. stor. mitol.the following legend and the spells were given under the name or title of t ana. this was the oldetruscan name for diana, which is still preserved in the romagna t oscana. in more than one italianand french work i have found some account or tale how a witch charmed a girl to sleep for a lover,but this is the only explanation of the whole ceremony known to me.tana.t ana is a beautiful goddess, and she loved a ma


BELL CHRISTOPHER PAUL TSIU MARPO THE CAREER OF A TIBETAN PROTECTOR DEITY

s in judgement of the souls of men, an activity assigned otherwise by orthodox traditions to yama, the ruler of the hells. the chamber is said to have only one extremely narrow window, and legends claim that through this fissure the souls of the dead have to squeeze through at night-time, in order to appear before tsi u dmar po. as some of them find it rather difficult to pass, one is able as the legend tells to see around this window numerous scratches which these unfortunate spirits had caused by their nails. some people even allege that a strong smell of blood comes out of this window, as inside the chamber, after the judgement had been pronounced, the souls are cut to pieces by the acolytes of tsi u mar po. a wooden chopping-block is kept to this purpose in this chamber, and some of my

l size. the old blocks are not preserved, but thrown away or burnt. an enormous sword, bundles of lances, pieces of armour, etc. are kept in the tsi u dmar lcog dbug khang. these are supposed to be the weapons and the armour of tsi u dmar po s warlike retinue.51 de nebesky-wojkowitz also offers in footnote an alternative narrative to the judgment chamber aspect of tsiu marpo s position: a similar legend tells that a messenger (pho nya) of dpal ldan lha mo [penden lhamo] or tsi u dmar po stands near the death-bed of a dying man to carry his "last breath" either to the chapel of dpal ldan lha mo in the jo bo gtsug lag khang [jowo tsuklakhang] or to the tsi u dmar lcog dbug khang. the "last breath" is seen by these deities in the form of a corpse. this body is later cut up on the chopping-blo

of taming and subjugation. this taming, or disciplining, is most pragmatically that of the initiate who must be disciplined in their tantric practice by their teacher. however, culturally, the concept relates back to the era of padmasambhava, who tamed the various demonic deities of tibet including tsiu marpo as part of the effort to establish buddhism. still further back through the curtains of legend, there is the first buddhist king songtsen gampo. this king subdued the giant demoness who represented the entire land of tibet as a wild and unpredictable environment. songtsen gampo, impelled by his two queens, constructed thirteen buddhist temples throughout tibet in order to pin down this wild demoness and help firmly establish buddhism, which was under constant attack by such demonic i

us deities symbolized wholly by the demoness. the ma..ala manifests as the ritual act of purifying the land to further buddhist goals. this, then, can be read as a physical act of redefining the 115 see miller 2003 and stein 1972, p. 39. 116 for further references on the "supine demoness" see gyatso 1987, who provides a survey of this myth in multiple contexts, and miller 2003, who discusses this legend in the context of the consolidation of the tibetan empire. for a feminist interpretation, see marko 2003. see also blondeau and gyatso 2003. 60 mythographic landscape of tibet along a buddhist narrative parallel to the symbolic reenvisioning of the tibetan past through a buddhist lens, as discussed in chapter 2. significantly, such a symbolic reenvisioning through temple construction can al

s chapter on tsiu marpo continues to be the most informative on his oracle tradition. he even provides a vivid example of a characteristic of the tsiu marpo oracle relating to more of tsiu marpo s mythic history: tsi u dmar po is said to have been once defeated by a deity called dza sa dmar po [dzasa marpo, who forced samye s renowned dharmap.la to abandon temporarily his residence. the following legend is being told about this incident: a few centuries ago a member of the hor khang [horkang] family in lhasa, who held the rank of a dza sa, was suffering from a very painful illness which, as divination showed, had been caused by tsi u dmar po. one day the dza sa ordered to hang up on a wall of his room a painting representing tsi u dmar po, and whenever he suffered a new attack of pain, he


BLAVATSKY H P ANTHROPOGENESIS

et doctrine is not alone in speaking of primeval men born simultaneously on the seven divisions of our globe. in the divine "pymander" of hermes we find the same seven primeval men* evolving from nature and "heavenly man" in the collective sense of the word, namely, from the creative spirits; and in the fragments (collected by george smith) of chaldean tablets on which is inscribed the babylonian legend of creation, in the first column of the cutha tablet, seven human beings with the faces of ravens (black, swarthy complexions, whom "the (seven) great gods created" are mentioned. or, as explained in lines 16 and 18 "in the midst of the earth they grew up and became great. seven kings, brothers of the same family" these are the seven kings of edom to whom reference is made in the kabala; th

ns, chaldeans, and israelites, it will be easy to discover whence came also the confused account of the noachian deluge. it has become undeniable of late that the jews, who obtained their primitive ideas about creation from moses, who had them from[[footnote(s* as it is now asserted that the chaldean tablets, which give the allegorical description of creation, the fall, and the flood, even to the legend of the tower of babel, were written "before the time of moses (see g. smith's "chaldean account of genesis" p. 86, how can the pentateuch be called a revelation? it is simply another version of the same story[[vol. 2, page] 4 the secret doctrine. the egyptians, compiled their genesis and first cosmogonic traditions- when these were rewritten by ezra and others- from the chaldeo-akkadian acc

s in antiquity for a deluge, which submerged the country and reached the top of the highest mountains; an event which happened before the age of the argonauts. it was overflowed very[[footnote(s* vide "adam-adami" in part ii. of this volume[[vol. 2, page] 5 the secrets of kouyunjik. suddenly by the waters of the euxine, regarded up to that time as a lake* but the israelites had, moreover, another legend upon which to base their allegory: the "deluge" that transformed the present gobi desert into a sea for the last time, some 10 or 12,000 years ago, and which drove many noahs and their families on to the surrounding mountains. as the babylonian accounts are now only restored from hundreds of thousands of broken fragments (the mound of kouyunjik alone having yielded to layard's excavations o

es of the nature of serpents. beings superior to men and the protectors of the[[footnote continued on next page[[vol. 2, page] 27 man's dual and triple nature. seven figures of clay- earth and water- made in the shape of those tien-hoang, a third allegory (compare the "symbols of the bonzes. the twelve aesers of the scandinavian eddas do the same. in the secret catechism of the druses of syria- a legend which is repeated word for word by the oldest tribes about and around the euphrates- men were created by the "sons of god" descending on earth, where, after culling seven mandragoras, they animated these roots, which became forthwith men* all these allegories point to one and the same origin- to the dual and the triple nature of man; dual, as male and female; triple- as being of spiritual a

fervently, on logical as well as on astronomical data. the moon being an inferior body to the earth even, to say nothing of other planets, the terrestrial men produced by her sons- the lunar men or "ancestors- from her shell or body, cannot be immortal. they cannot hope to become real, self-conscious and intelligent men, unless they are finished, so to say, by other creators. thus in the puranic legend, the son of the moon (soma) is budha (mercury "the intelligent" and the wise, because he is the offspring of soma, the "regent" of the visible moon, not of indu, the physical moon. thus mercury is the elder brother of the earth, metaphorically- his step-brother, so to say, the offspring of spirit- while she (the earth) is the progeny of the body. these allegories have a deeper and more scie


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. 383 the egyptian lotus. 385- ix. deus lunus. 386 a glance at the lunar myth. 387 a key-note to the moon. 389 copies and originals. 393 the moon bi-sexual. 397- x. tree and serpent and crocodile worship. 403 degeneration of the symbol. 405 the seven-headed dragons. 407 dragon and crocodile. 409- xi. demon est deus inversus. 411 death is life. 413 the fall of the angels. 418 transformation of the legend. 421- xii. the theogony of the creative gods. 424 the point within the circle. 426 the logos or verbum. 429 the factors of creation. 432 identity of the hierarchies in all religions. 438 difference between the aryan and semitic systems. 444[[vol. 1, page] xiv contents. page. xiii. the seven creations. 445 the gnostic and the hindu versions. 449 the seven puranic "creations. 450- xiv. the fo

er[[vol. 1, page] 68 the secret doctrine. manu- both preceding vaivasvata's "deluge" that of the bulk of the fourth race- mention this deluge, it is evident that it is not the "great" deluge, nor that which carried away atlantis, nor even the deluge of noah, which is meant here. this "churning" relates to a period before the earth's formation, and is in direct connection with that other universal legend, the various and contradictory versions of which culminated in the christian dogma of the "war in heaven" and the fall of the angels (see book ii, also revelations chap. xii. the brahmanas, reproached by the orientalists with their versions on the same subjects, often clashing with each other, are preeminently occult works, hence used purposely as blinds. they were allowed to survive for pu

s connects the "stellar" and "lunar" spirits with the higher planetary angels and the saptarishis (the seven rishis of the stars) of the hindus- as subordinate angels (messengers) to these "rishis" the emanations, on the descending scale, of the former. such, in the opinion of the philosophical gnostics, were the god and the archangels now worshipped by the christians! the "fallen angels" and the legend of the "war in heaven" is thus purely pagan in its origin and comes from india via persia and chaldea. the only reference to it in the christian canon is found in revelations xii, as quoted a few pages back. thus "satan" once he ceases to be viewed in the superstitious, dogmatic, unphilosophical spirit of the churches, grows into the grandiose image of one who made of terrestrial a divine m

t the idea was not ours, it is that of antiquity. even the puranic writers have ingeniously interwoven allegory with cosmic facts and human events. any symbologist may discern the astro-cosmical allusion even though he be unable to grasp the whole meaning. the great "wars in heaven" in the puranas; the wars of the titans, in hesiod and other classical writers; the "struggles" also in the egyptian legend between osiris and typhon, and even those in the scandinavian legends, all refer to the same subject. northern mythology refers to it as the battle of the flames, the sons of muspel who fought on the field of wigred. all these relate to heaven and earth, and have a double and often even a triple meaning, and esoteric application to things above as to things below. they relate severally to a

res, who took forthwith their abodes in these forms born of spiritual will and the natural divine power in man. it was a child of pure spirit, mentally unalloyed with any tincture of earthly element. its physical frame alone was of time and of life, as it drew its intelligence direct from above. it was the living tree of divine wisdom; and may therefore be likened to the mundane tree of the norse legend, which cannot wither and die until the last battle of life shall be fought, while its roots are gnawed all the time by the dragon nidhogg; for even so, the first and holy son of kriyasakti had his body gnawed by the tooth of time, but the roots of his inner being remained for ever undecaying and strong, because they grew and expanded in heaven not on earth. he was the first of the first, an


BLUE EQUINOX

hall be the whole of the law. firstly, let thine attention be directed to this planet, how the on of horus is made manifest by the universal war. this is the first great and direct result of the equinox of the gods, and is the preparation of the hearts of men for the reception of the law. let us remind you that this is a magical formula of cosmic scope, and that it is given in exact detail in the legend of the golden fleece. jason, who in this story represents the beast, first fits out a ship guided by wisdom or athena, and this is his aspiration to the great work. accompanied by many heroes, he comes to the place of the fleece, but they can do nothing until medea, the scarlet woman, puts into his hands a posset .drugged with somnolence, sleepy with poppy and white hellebore. for the drago

limatized us, confound them. the mention of psychical researchers has ruined my temper again. i am going to be nasty even to my dear mrs. hutchings. it is very easy to spoil a case by claiming too much. jesus preferred would stand higher in the market to-day if some would-be clever press agent had not added ridiculous pagan stories of the virgin birth, and so on, to the earlier and more plausible legend. and the most serious criticism of patience worth is the existence of that ridiculous novel by .mark twain. patience worth is not impossible, or even improbable. she makes mistakes. she commits anachronisms. but any difficulties are fairly easy to explain away. when it comes to mark twain, the reviews 301 case is altogether different. anybody can sign checks, and the only question is as to


BUCKLAND RAYMOND COMPLETE BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT

y in which it was originally found: in meteoric stones. it needed a specialist and a skilled laborer to obtain the iron from the ore and to harden it. indeed we find many peoples regard their blacksmiths as magicians. among them wayland stands out as the smith par excellence. the figure of this wondrous (saxon) smith symbolizing at first the marvels of metalworking. was made the subject of heroic legend" so iron, or steel, would seem to be the best material to use. the size of the knife should be to suit yourself; whatever feels comfortable. this is your personal tool a magical tool and as such is something very special. it will not do, then, to simply go to a store and buy a ready-made knife (though more on that later. the best thing, by far, is to make your own from scratch. of course, n


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re in the tuat" in the lower part of the middle section of the scene we have another boat, in the centre. of which is a beetle; on one side of the beetle is a god with his knees in the direction of the prow of the boat, but having his head turned behind him and his hands raised in adoration of the beetle, and on the other is a god who also has his hands raised in adoration of the same object. the legend reads "the coming into being of osiris; as the boat has p. 7 no reed mat or carpet hanging from the prow, we may assume that it is intended to represent the atet or matet boat, i.e, the boat in which the sun-god travelled over the sky from sunrise to noon. click to view the boat of the birth of osiris, with serpents and gods [paragraph continues] in front of the boat glide three serpents, w

the prow of the third boat is surmounted by a crown of the south, and the stern by a crown of the north, and between the two sceptres, which symbolize the gods anpu and ap-uat, i.e, the jackal-headed p. 26 gods of the south and north, is a huge lizard, from the back of which spring the head of osiris and a white crown. on the side of the boat are the signs and. above the crown of the north is the legend u-ur, which, however, probably refers to the sceptre near it; above the lizard we have click to view the boat of the grain-god neper. the foremost sceptre, and immediately in front is and under the front of the boat is. the prow and stern of the fourth boat terminate in heads of uraei, each of which is turned towards the p. 27 deity who is kneeling in the middle of the boat. in the centre k

each of which is turned towards the p. 27 deity who is kneeling in the middle of the boat. in the centre kneels a woman without arms, and before and behind her stands a man, who is likewise without arms. at each end of the boat grows a plant or, perhaps, a large ear of wheat, which indicates that the boat is that of the form of osiris as the god of vegetation, who is known by the name neper. the legend by the ear of corn in the front of the boat reads "the boat which conveyeth neper" and that by the ear in the stern "collector of herbs and plants" the deity in the boat, or the boat itself perhaps, is called hept-mena-f-tua-uaa-f. this boat is the boat of the god neper, the god of grain, and a form of osiris as the god of vegetation; it may be noted that its side has no utchat upon it. in

ts body, a little distance from the tip of its tail; the human head faces the serpent amen. of the male serpent it is said "he p. 79 click to view the kingdom of seker. p. 80 p. 81 who is in this picture is the guardian of the secret passages which lead to the aheth chamber; he journeyeth round to every place each day, and he liveth on the words of the gods who guard this road" the meaning of the legend which refers to the female serpent hekent is not clear. 9. the three-headed serpent (see p. 79) menmenut, which is described as the "hidden image of the aheth chamber [of seker, which is illumined daily at the birth of khepera by that which cometh forth from the faces of [the serpent] menment" over the back of this serpent are six stars and fourteen human heads, each of which is surmounted

tuat, which is called ament sacred texts egypt ehh index index previous next p. 85 chapter v. the fifth division of the tuat, which is called ament. in the scene that illustrates the fifth division of the tuat, which is passed through by the sun-god during the fifth hour of the night, we see the boat of the sun being drawn along by seven gods and seven goddesses (see pp. 91, 95, 99, 103, 107. the legend over the seven gods is partly broken away, but what remains of it proves that it must have been similar in meaning to that which is over the heads of the goddesses, which reads "these are the goddesses which tow ra along in the tuat over this circle, and they make this great god to advance so that he may rest in nu in the tuat" in front of the seven goddesses march four gods, who appear to


CASSANDRA EASON A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC

in some medieval book or carved on the wall of an ancient castle but written in ballpoint pen on a page torn from a diary and left- along with scores of similar pleas- on an ancient pile of stones in the forest of broceliande in brittany. archaeologists say that this is the grave of a neolithic hunter, but local tradition says that in this forest dwelled vivien, the lady of the lake of arthurian legend, and that here, having seduced merlin in order to learn his secrets, she ensnared him with his own spells. the stone pile is known as merlin's tomb, and each year hundreds visit the site to thank the wizard or to ask for his aid. when i visited the tomb, prayers- written on scraps of paper or card- were squeezed into gaps in the stones or pinned to the tree that shelters the tomb. whatever

unity, and is effective for uncovering secrets, deception and illusion. lugh lugh, the celtic 'shining one, who gives his name to lughnassadh, celtic festival of the first harvest, was the young solar deity who replaced the dagda, father of the gods, as supreme king. he was associated with sacrifice, as the sun king who was reborn each year at either the mid-winter solstice or the spring equinox. legend has it that when lugh arrived to join the tuatha de danaan, he went to the palace of tara and asked for a position in the court (the tuatha de danaan were the ancient irish gods and goddesses, literally 'the tribe of danu, who was the creatrix goddess) he said he was a carpenter, but was told that the company of gods already had one. seite 34 wicca01.txt lugh then declared he was a smith bu

t the destruction of the world. his symbol is the phallus, representing creative power, and many hindus regard his benevolent, creative aspect as predominant. shiva has three eyes, represented by the sun, the moon and fire. his third eye allows him to see inwards and also to destroy whatever it looks on. he was not one of the original vedic deities but became one of the supreme gods, according to legend, at the time when the universe consisted only of water. vishnu and brahma were arguing about who was the greatest god when a great pillar of flame appeared between them. shiva appeared from within the flaming pillar, which was symbol of his masculine power, and the other gods bowed before him. invoke shiva for animus power, potency, survival and male rituals. shakti shakti, or matahdevi, is

guardian of the fertility of people, animals and crops. however, tellus mater is also the mother who receives the dead in her womb to comfort and restore and so, like gaia, she is a excellent goddess for all green magick and rituals for healing pollution or deforestation. wophe wophe, or white buffalo calf woman, is the sacred creator woman of the lakotas and other peoples of the american plains. legend says she fell from a meteor and as she began her earth walk, she was discovered by two young lakota scouts who were hunting for buffalo. she wore a pure white buckskin dress, her long hair flowing behind her like a sea of corn. she sang into the souls of the men that each should act on his thoughts. eagerly the first, not recognising her sacred nature, hurried towards her and a white mist c

f 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 by his father geb, the earth god. osiris ruled wisely, teaching his people about agriculture and the arts. but osiris's brother seth was jealous and vowed to kill him. 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


CHIREAU YVONNE BLACK MAGIC RELIGION AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CONJURING TRADITION

c to the civil war (urbana: university of illinois press, 1977, pp. 38.46; on euro- american protestant lore and the supernatural see david w. hall, worlds of wonder, days of judgment: popular black magic page 103 of 144 http//content.cdlib.org/xtf/view?docid=kt600020q0&chunk.id=0&doc.view=print 7/14/2006 religious belief in early new england (new york: knopf, 1989; and richard dorson, america in legend: folklore from the colonial period to the present (new york: pantheon, 1973; newbell niles puckett "religious folk-beliefs of whites and negroes" journal of negro history 16 (1931; guion johnson "characteristics of antebellum north carolina folklore" north carolina historical review 6 (1929: 155. 21. morgan godwyn, the negro's and indian's advocate, suing for their admission into the church


CHRONOLOGIA RORISPERGIUS

ntal diseases. apparently based on the teachings of origen (185-224 ad. 1844 bahai religion begins when the bab proclaims his mission in persia. 1846 anna kingsford (annie bonus) born 1847 annie besant (n e wood, author and noted theosophist born 1848 december 17- july 30, 1925 william wynn westcott 1850-1918 jos phin p ladan 1851 gerard de nerval, journey to the orient describing the hiram abiff legend in detail 1854 samuel liddell macgregor mathers born in london 1854-1917 frederick holland utilized a tarot with hebrew lettered trumps and the shemha mephorash attributed to the pips 1855: eliphas levi (alphonse louis constant) publishes "dogma et rituel de la haute magie" 1856 levi's masterpiece le dogme et rituel de la haute magie published 1857 arthur edward waite born in brooklyn, new


COLLIER IRENE CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

together like the tail of the phoenix. chinese music experts t. c. lai and robert mok explain its mellow sound [a]lthough the ancient chinese hit upon the idea of the pitch pipe, they had to rely on the singing of the [mythological phoenix] birds to fix the pitch.7 water war 51 5 yu rebuilds the earth introduction the story of yu the great is based on a king of the same name who ruled in chinese legend from 2205 to 2197 b.c. like all demigods of ancient times, yu the great changes into different shapes whenever necessary, including the forms of bears, humans, and dragons. unlike the demigods of ancient times, yu is the first to pass on his status as ruler to his descendants and thus create a dynasty, or ruling family. he named his dynasty the xia [she ah. it still remains a mythical dynas


COMMENTARY ON THE SEAL OF THE NINE ANGLES

of osiris. yet the only thing that can be said of seven is that it is an effective destroyer of six. it has no creative properties of its own; it has neither the strength of symmetry nor the magical powers of its asymmetrical predecessors (1,3,5. proponents of six-isms instinctively fear seven: they warn about such things as the seventh son of a seventh son, of the seven towers of satan in yezidi legend, of the seventh seal, of the jewel of the seven stars. seven is thus a harbinger of doom to six: a shadowing- forth of the apocalypse to come. geometrically and numerically, like the aeon of horus, seven has an "identity crisis. additions or multiplications or powers of seven yield all sorts of random values and relationships. eighth angle: the temple containing the trihedral angles is a tr


COSIMANO CHARLES ELEMENTARY PSIONICS

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 with lots and lots of salt, and maybe a little pepper and just a dash of


DARK GODS

on) in their darker aspects. abatu: an earth bound form of destructive/negative energy. associated with rites of sacrifice. f sharp major key for chant. karu samsu: word of power along the 12th path to be chanted in the key of a flat major. according to tradition it means `i invoke the sun' nemicu: bringer of wisdom. to be vibrated. mactoron: word of power of 14th. path chanted in key of a minor. legend recalls it as representing the name for one of the planetary homes of the dark gods, later famed as an early star gate. atazoth: the most powerful of the dark gods. the name itself (which correctly describes the entity only when chanted properly) signifies in one sense the purpose of the cosmic cycles and the opening of the gates since `atazoth' as a word means `an increasing of azoth' see

sion of opposites and the conflict of `good' and `evil. while it is convenient to regard the dark gods as merely symbols that re-present the energies of the acausal as a projection of our own consciousness upon chaos itself it is equally possible to regard them as physically existing in themselves. which of these (or neither of them) is correct, the adept discovers during the ordeal of the abyss. legend, however, recalls the dark gods as visiting our planet several times in the past by passing through one of the many `star gates. star gates are regions in space-time where our causal universe and the universe of the acausal are joined they are physical gates, and passage from one universe to another is possible through them. according to legend, star gates exist near to stars dabih, naos an


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owever, tens of thousands of extraterrestrial civilisations which have visited this planet, i believe, and they will be very different in appearance, genetics, and means of nourishment. some undoubtedly look very much as we do and could walk past us in the street without turning a head. others appear very different from us. i feel that at least many of the 'miracles' recorded throughout religious legend have an extraterrestrial (fourth dimensional) origin. the sight witnessed by 70,000 catholics at fatima, portugal in 1917 sounds like many of the stories described in both the ancient texts and the modern world. the fatima 'miracle' followed a series of meetings between three children and some strange being, which, they said, sometimes manifested as the virgin mary. the being promised to pr

e birthplace of y'shua? why could that not have been a spacecraft? in the biblical revelations we hear of the new jerusalem descending from the sky (rev 22:10) and y'shua returning 'with the clouds (rev 1:7. was y'shua a member of a positive extraterrestrial race who became incarnate to help humanity get out of prison? it is certainly a possibility. the native american tribe, the iroquois, have a legend of an iroquois maiden marrying the chief of the sky people. the geologist, christian o'brien, suggested that hebrew and sumerian texts refer to a race of beings known as the 'shining ones, a term he connects with the hebrew word, elohim. it is no coincidence that the devas from the sanskrit and the angels of christianity are also 'shining ones. the incas of peru referred to 'shining ones' t

has guided this planet along the same destructive road that melchedek experienced. again according to the overwhelming majority of the 62,000 interviewed, there are also five other extraterrestrial races working on earth today to help humanity break out of the mental prison and remove the melchedekan manipulation. one of these races is described as about eleven feet tall, the "giants" of ancient legend, perhaps? they have double hip joints, very large foreheads, blue eyes, a small gap in the face rather than what we would 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

levels of the brotherhood network, via its global elite. it is the intellect without the heart, you could say, and without the balanced feminine. the symbols of the brotherhood in ancient times remain those of the brotherhood today- the pyramid and all-seeing eye, the swastika, the lamb, the apron, the obelisk and many others. the obelisk is symbolic of the penis of osiris, the egyptian god. the legend is that he was torn into pieces by the 'evil' set (lucifer, satan, the devil, et al) and when isis, the wife of osiris, tried to put him back together again, she found all his missing parts, except you know what. such legends are, i feel, symbolic of much more straightforward truths. the obelisk and osiris's penis in that story symbolise male energy, which has dominated the world throughout

elp of the brotherhood network to manipulate the circumstances in which conflicts will break out. the rothschilds have long been enthusiastic freemasons and napoleon bonaparte was surrounded by freemasons who advised him on his policies and expansionism. they persuaded him at one time to invade egypt and ransack ancient sites for knowledge and artifacts held to be sacred to freemasonic ritual and legend. napoleon brought a massive egyptian obelisk back to paris as part of this burglary. british freemasons persuaded their government to do the same and the result was the theft of the egyptian obelisk known as cleopatra's needle, which still stands in london. napoleon's escapades were well exploited by the brotherhood and their bankers. in his book, the rothschilds, historian john reeves tell


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tribes and other related peoples retain many legends of their sunken land of origin and easter island natives in the 22 children of the matrix pacific claim their land was once part of a continent destroyed by cataclysm.42 a chinese text found in a buddhist cave called dunhuang in western china in 1900 included fragments of a map that featured an island continent in the pacific.43 south american legend tells the same story of their ancestors arriving from a lost continent, among them a guy called aramu muru, who carried the knowledge of the lemurian brotherhood or mystery school.44 the hopi tribe in arizona remember lemuria as a series of islands by which they travelled to the american continent.45 why isn't the story of the atlantis and mu a key part of official history? because the know

"fish god" oannes, who was known as dagon to the philistines. what they said about oannes, the sumerians said about "enki, one of the key leaders of their reptilian anunnaki. enki was symbolised as closely connected with water and it was said that he rode in a ship that could go under the water or fly in the sky. he was described as a giant who had scales like a fish or reptile. in the babylonian legend, oannes was one of the "annedoti("the repulsive ones) who had the heads and legs of men, but the body and tail of a fish.32 this is the origin of the mermaid stories, no doubt. the greek gods known as the "old men of the sea" were depicted as "mermen. it was said that if you fought with them, they changed shape and the legendary founders of athens, cecrops and his son, were said to be half

on describe the arrival of the nommo in an "ark" that sounds very much like a spacecraft. robert temple says the dogon indicate that the nommo landed in the region of egypt and describe the tremendous noise and vibration when the "ark" landed, causing a whirlwind of dust. they say of the nommo, a term they also use in the singular "he is like a flame that went out when he touched the earth" dogon legend says the ship, or "ark, landed on three legs, temple writes. a larger craft hovered in the atmosphere. the nommo said that some of their number would be called "the disrupters, and one would "die on the cross, the dogon legends apparently say.35 peruvian creation myths tell of a great disk that came out of the sky and landed on an island called the island of the sun. this is a place i have

re not the only ancient records of the sirius system. the zulu's knew sirius b as the "pit" star long before it was identified by modern technology. credo wrote in his book, song of the stars (station hill openings, barrytown, new york, 1996 "not only among the zulu, but the dogon, and many widespread african tribes, there are stories of the nommo, who resemble the king of the water people in our legend. they are said to be intelligent beings who have visited the earth several times. they are usually described as somewhat like human beings, but with skins like reptiles. i have heard them described as a cross between a little demon and a dolphin."36 the translations of the sumerian tablets by zecharia sitchin claim that the anunnaki came from a planet called nibiru, which, he says, has a va

he western seaboard of the americas and in asia, they talk of similar advanced "gods" arriving from a sunken continent in the pacific. polynesians claim that survivors from this lost continent travelled to india before returning to the remnants of their homeland, the pacific islands, and becoming the polynesians.59' james churchward says that these peoples also settled in egypt via india. chinese legend talks of a continent in the same area called maurigosima, which sank amid cataclysm, but its king, peiru-un, escaped to mainland china and continued his bloodline there.60 this happened a number of times as lemuria and atlantis fell to cataclysmic events. i will focus from here on what happened after the stage-by-stage destruction of atlantis in the period from around 10,000bc to 5000bc. wh


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h sank and a greatconflagration was quenched by a raging flood. in america, the pawnee indians tell thesame story of a time when the north and south polar stars changed places and went tovisit each other. north american traditions refer to great clouds appearing and a heat sopowerful that the waters boiled. the greenland eskimos told early missionaries thatlong ago the earth turned over. peruvian legend says that the andes were split apartwhen the sky made war with the earth. brazilian myth describes how the heavens burstand fragments fell down killing everything and everyone as heaven and earth changedplaces. and the hopi indians of north america record that: the earth was rent in greatchasms, and water covered everything except one narrow ridge of mud.9all of this closely correlates with

scriptions of gods which dominated many ancient societies.the central american cultures had their winged serpent god, quetzalcoatl; the hopiindians had the plumed serpent god, baholinkonga, and the native american culture isawash with serpent imagery, including the mysterious serpent-shaped mound in ohio;the east indians speak of the reptilian gods, the nagas (these were a race of demons inindian legend and their name means those who do not walk, but creep; theegyptians had their serpent god, kneph, and pharaohs were often pictured withserpents; the phoenicians had agathodemon, another serpent figure; the voodoo peoplehave a god they call damballah wedo, who is depicted as a serpent; and the hebrewshad nakhustan, the brazen serpent. the ancient british god, known as the dragon-ruler of the

d and the garden of the hesperides in which grew a tree bearingthe golden apples of immortality. this garden was protected by a dragon.4 in thechinese sacred books there is a garden in which grew trees bearing the fruit ofimmortality and it, too, was guarded by a winged serpent called a dragon. in ancientmexican accounts, their version of the eve story involves a great male serpent.5another hindu legend speaks of the sacred mountain of meru guarded by a dreadfuldragon.6 over and over we see the same theme of sacred places guarded by fearsomedragons and of a reptilian or a half reptile-half human, giving spiritual knowledge tohumans.the reptile species has a long, long connection with the earth, going back more than150 million years to the dinosaurs and beyond. if we are to understand the t

o manipulate humanity in theway described in the chapters that follow.19 this brotherhood of the snake is the corecentre of todays global secret society network which is controlled by the reptilians.inner-terrestriais?in their physical expression, the anunnaki are one of the many inner-earth races whichlive underground in the enormous catacombs, caverns and tunnels below the surface. ahopi indian legend says that a very ancient tunnel complex exists under los angelesand this, they say, was occupied by a lizard race some 5,000 years ago. in 1933 g .warren shufelt, an la mining engineer, claimed to have found it.20 today, it is said,some malevolent freemasonic rituals are held in this tunnel complex. there has been amassive cover up by the authorities of the existence of these subterranean r

trum ofattitudes from love to hate, freedom to control. i am identifying a particular group ofthem, not the whole species- i cannot emphasise this enough. this controlling groupcame here from the draco constellation and elsewhere, and this is the origin of termslike draconian, a word which sums up their attitudes and agenda. they love toconsume human blood and they are the blood-sucking demons of legend. thevampire stories are symbolic of this and what is the name of the most famousvampire? count dracula! the count symbolises the aristocratic reptile-humancrossbreed bloodlines which the reptilians possess from the lower fourth dimensionand dracula is an obvious reference again to draco. the recent reports of the blood-27sucking chupacabra in puerto rico, mexico, florida and the pacific nor


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the archetypal devils, demons, and dark gods i have invoked using this formula. the wording of the invocation is not important and sigils, or seals, for the spirits are not necessary. a name when written is a word composed of letters each signifying a sound. the syllables (and sounds) which make up a name identify a particular being which religion, metaphysics, mythology, demonology, folklore, or legend has said to exist. each name represents a unique archetypal being which the magician may identify himself with, bringing about various changes within his psyche. even where different names have been given to the same archetypal being or where one name is derived from another, each name is a unique creation. some of the archetypes may be similar in nature and others may be wildly different


DEMONIC BIBLE

niques used (and their effect upon the practitioner's mind) which accounts for magical powers and not the particular deities or spirits called upon. many spirits are accredited with giving knowledge of "arts and sciences. the "lesser key of solomon, a book of goetic sorcery, lists 72 demons which solomon allegedly bound inside a brazen vessel. this cabalistic tale has its origin in the babylonian legend of the 72 lords of the djinn. the word demon comes from the greek "daemon, an influencing spirit of intelligence. djinn (or genie) is also the root of the word "genius" although the word "genius" is often used by the mundane, he who is called a "genius" is said to be under the influence of an intelligence, daemon, or genie. if demons do not exist objectively (only subjectively, then the que

ng men. it is for this reason that the greatest magicians and sorcerers of history (as well the prophets of all the major religions) were men. while women are most similar in nature to the dark goddess and may have a more natural affinity for magic (and certainly have practiced witchcraft through the ages, it is men chosen as lovers to the dark goddess who have been the most powerful magicians of legend. the greatest of these men were worshipped after their deaths as gods. the prophets of every major religion were magicians, practitioners of the black arts, and lovers of the dark goddess. from all that i have written in this and the preceding sections, you may realize that the rituals of the demonic bible contain several fallacies. i have said that the devil is female, not male. how then c


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he mouth of the false prophet. for they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of god almighty. revelation 16:13-14 ahriman appeared in the zoroastrian legends in numerous forms. his astral body was considered that of a frog, toad, or crab, often a lizard or serpent as well. the legend of zohak the king proves of significant interest concerning magical transformation, zohak was later known as azi dahaka, the demon of three faces. zohak was said to have descended from a king called mardas and tazak, who dwelled originally in tazikan or arabia. it was according to lore that zohak lived as a king for a period of time of 1,000 years. as written in the denkard- this, too, is d

estruction by tyranny and apostasy, so that the habits of men were corrupted, the world distressed, and there was increase of morality among the creatures -the denkard13 it is suggested also by the arabs that this king s name was zohak, while the mogs suggested that he was bivarasp, whom of which existed in the time of noah, was most feared for his murdering of many kings. ahriman appeared in the legend of zohak14 first visited zohak, the son of king mirtas, disguised as a noble visiting. his words were empowering, as one who sought to become something other- if thou wilt listen to me, and enter into a covenant, i will raise thy head above the sun thus the prince listened to ahriman. he later took the throne and became king. ahriman taught him the arts of magic and zohak slowly became what

in the form of words, which held a spring, he would tear apart those who could not answer or survive the staota. none could withstand akht, save for a young religious man called yavisht i friyan. the youth was invited to the residence of akht, but discovering that akht had dead matter (bones, rot hair or nails) under his pillows and carpets, he could not enter until akht had them removed. as the legend moves forward yavisht withstood each staota and then used the staota to attack akht. he took time to through sorcery, rushed into hell and communicated with ahriman who told him to accept his fate as it were. akht was said to have been defeated by yavisht and destroyed in physical form. the manichaean myths of creation were rich in their lore of the underworld. according to mary boyce18 who

ned cain, his son in flesh- when the serpent mounted eve, he injected filth into her. israel who stood at mount sinai, their filth ceased; the other nations who did not stand at mount sinai, their filth has not ceased. talmud: b. shab. 146a aleister crowley made reference to cain and his mark of initiation, which some witches disagree with according to their tradition. to paraphrase: there is the legend of eve and the serpent, for cain was the child of eve and the serpent, and not of eve and adam; and therefore when he had slain his brother, who was the first murderer, having sacrificed living things to his demon, had cain the mark upon his brow, which is the mark of the beast spoken of in the apocalypse, and is the sign of initiation. the book of thoth, aleister crowley in luciferian grim


DICTIONARY GLOSSARY OF OCCULT TERMINOLOGY

s or emanations. augur: any number of high ranking ancient roman priests who were considered oracles, performing divinations (q.v) for the good of the state or private citizens. augurs were astrologers, and diviners which interpreted such omens as the flight of birds or the occurrence of thunder and lightening. they were of the noble class, and wore white robes, trimmed in purple. there is an old legend that states that several druids of gaul and britain were converted to a roman religion, and were made augurs for their territories after rome had conquered them. aura: an emanation of energy, or "halo" of colored light given out by, and forming a force-field surrounding all physical objects, including the human body, beasts, plants, and rocks, which people with psychic vision can see or oth

greek "stolizo" meaning "to equip or to clothe, to put in train" originally "hierostolos, an egyptian priest who had charge of the sacred vestments. in the society of the astral star, a junior officer of a stellar temple [s.t. a member of clergy (deacon/ deaconess) of a working lodge of the society who serves as the warden of the west in non-iniatory rituals. statues, living: according to ancient legend, greek magicians possessed the power, most probably learned from the egyptians, to cause gods or spirits to indwell in statues, which could then be made to speak oracular utterances or answer questions through signs. some living statues were used as temple guardians. sturgeon's law: attributed to the famous science fiction author, theodore sturgeon. when asked by someone if ninety percent (


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s of defence iv there are so many stories of the appearance of guardian angels at moments of crisis that even the most sceptical must admit that there is a case to be answered. there is a tradition in devon that if drake's drum, which is preserved at buckland abbey near tavistock, is beaten in a time of crisis, drake himself will return to lead the fleets of england. newbolt has immortalised this legend in his famous poem "take my drum to devon, hang et by the shore. beat et when your powder's runnin' low. if the dons sight devon, i'll quit the port of heaven, and drum them up the channel as we drummed them long ago" the idea of the hero who returns to lead his people, the guardian angel that appears in times of crisis, is sealed deep in the hearts of all nations, and nothing will eradicat


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imilarities to the myth of the archons of gnosticism, who together with the arch devil and god, yaldabaoth, gave shape to the material world and rule over the human race. there are also echoes of the jewish myth of the fall of the angels, and more specifically of the watchers who descended to earth to sin with the daughters of mankind, and to teach their offspring forbidden arts and sciences. the legend of the fall of atlantis is in harmony with lovecraft's mythos as well, as are the more modern enochian communications of the elizabethan magician dr. john dee. the other day while i was reading the magic arts in celtic britain by lewis spence (first published in london by rider in 1945, i happened across this passage, which has bearing on the general topic of mythic correspondences with lov


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ound. they are equally discomforted by garlic and the christian cross, or the crucifix (cross with the figure of jesus upon it. in modern versions of the myth, vampires sometimes show contempt for the cross rather than fear. the vampires of popular modern fiction can be destroyed in a variety of ways. sunlight and holy water dissolve their flesh and bones like strong acid. in some versions of the legend, sunlight causes them to burst into flames. a stake through their heart also causes them to decay very rapidly. in a modern variation of this detail, the stake merely renders the vampire immobile and apparently dead, but if withdrawn, the vampire immediately reanimates. less common ways to kill a vampire in films and popular fiction are decapitation and a silver bullet through the heart. th

houl today. it is easy to see how the stories of a completely corporeal vampire that consumes human flesh, and a completely spiritual vampire that sucks out the vital life force, became combined into the half-physical and half-spiritual film vampire of the 20th century. this is the vampire that most people think of when they hear the term spoken. it is only a fiction, but as is so often true, the legend is based on fact. there are three kinds of real vampire. they are not very well know outside the halls of esoteric lodges that study and practice the arcane arts, but i will reveal them for you here. the first type of true vampire is the deluded living human being who feels the irresistible compulsion to consume human or animal blood. some believe that this compulsion is the result of a phy


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of infection. moonlight triggers it. but enough of the more ancient myth of a god's curse survived to cause some films to hint that the person bitten in some way deserved his or her fate- that it was more than simple chance that led them to that particular spot in the woods on that specific night when the attack took place. as i said, the ancient greek myth is essentially the form of the werewolf legend that was used by hollywood. however, the origins of the werewolf are lost in the mists of pre-history. werewolves are only one form of a whole host of were animals that exist in the mythology of cultures all around the globe. in northern europe there are tales of were-bears. the japanese had were-cats, the malaysians and indians were-tigers. almost every beast has been a were-beast to some


EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD PAPYRUS OF ANI MALESTROM

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 of the papyrus of ani, with interlinear transliteration and word for word translation 1-242 translation 2

arelessly executed, and it is evident that they were written and drawn by ignorant workmen in the quickest and most careless way possible. in this period also certain passages of the text were copied in hieratic and demotic upon small pieces of papyri which were buried with portions of the bodies of the dead, and upon narrow bandages of coarse linen in which they were swathed. p. xlviii next: the legend of osiris. the versions of the book of the dead. http//www.sacred-texts.com/egy/ebod/ebod03.htm (36 of 36 [8/10/2001 11:22:57 am] sacred texts egypt index previous next the legend of osiris. the main features of the egyptian religion constant. the chief features of the egyptian religion remained unchanged from the vth and vith dynasties down to the period when the egyptians embraced christi

adduce evidence from the lives of the saints, martyrs and ascetics; but it is of interest to note in passing that the translators of the new testament into coptic rendered the greek greek a!'dhs by, amenti, the name which the ancient egyptians gave to the abode of man after death,[3] and that the copts peopled it with beings whose prototypes are found on the ancient monuments. persistence of the legend of osiris and the belief in the resurrection. the chief gods mentioned in the pyramid texts are identical with those whose names are given on tomb, coffin and papyrus in the latest dynasties; and if the names of the great cosmic gods, such as ptah and khnemu, are of rare occurrence, it should be remembered that the gods of the dead must naturally occupy the chief place in this literature wh

mutilation, inflicted by the powers of evil, was the same in all periods, and that the legends of the most ancient times were accepted without material alteration or addition in the texts of the later dynasties [1. le christianisme chez les anciens coptes, in revue des religions, t, xiv, paris, 1886, pp, 308-45 2. i.e. 3. see st. matthew xi, 23; acts ii, 27, etc] p. xlix plutarch's version of the legend. the story of osiris is nowhere found in a connected form in egyptian literature, but everywhere, and in texts of all periods, the life, sufferings, death and resurrection of osiris are accepted as facts universally admitted. greek writers have preserved in their works traditions concerning this god, and to plutarch in particular we owe an important version of the legend as current in his d

this was excusable in dealing with a series of traditions already some four thousand years old.[1] according to this writer the goddess rhea [nut, the wife of helios [ra, was beloved by kronos [seb. when helios discovered the intrigue, he cursed his wife and declared that she should not be delivered of her child in any month or in any year. then the god hermes, who also loved rhea, played at the legend of osiris. http//www.sacred-texts.com/egy/ebod/ebod04.htm (1 of 6 [8/10/2001 11:23:04 am] tables with selene and won from her the seventieth part of each day of the year, which, added together, made five whole days. these he joined to the three hundred and sixty days of which the year then consisted.[2] upon the first of these five days was osiris brought forth;[3] and at the moment of his


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. upper montclair, n. j, 1907. and british america. 210 contents i. low twelve 17( ii( 29( iii( 40( iv( 50( v( 62- f( vi( 73 vii. after ten years. 86 viii. camping on his trail, 104 ix. a typical lodge 119 x. tried by fire, 133 xi. a lively time 148 xii. the man who saved president diaz 167 xiii. on the summit of the rocky mountains- first masonic lodge held in montana 176 xiv. true to his oath-a legend of the new jersey coast 180 xv. a soldier of fortune 19o xvi. the abduction of william morgan. 196 xvii. masonic grand lodges in the united states list of illustrations "the first motion you make to do that, i'll shoot you dead" frontispiece "don't trust any of your indian scouts. 27 "it was geronimo himself" 5 1 "it was a night of tragedy" 79 "i should like to know what that means 1. 99 th

he territory, and we employed the time we were together in relating each to the other his masonic experience, and bearing mutual testimony to the satisfaction we had derived from the order, and to its peculiar adaptability to our condition in this new country. a friendship was thus formed through the instrumentality of masonry which could not otherwise have found existence. xiv true to his oath-a legend of the new jersey coast rev. william hollinshed is a retired clergyman of the presbyterian church, and at this writing is proprietor of the burnbrae house, a summer resort about two miles from the little town of sparta, sussex county, n. j. i spent the month of june, 19o6, at the burnbrae, and formed a high regard for mr. hollinshed's ability and christian character. he is one of the admira


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n copyright 2002 ole wolf page 21 of 30 clyde batty s circus, played in the san francisco ballet orchestra, that he played the devil in roman polanski s film rosemary s baby, that his grandmother was a gypsy who passed on to him legends of vampires and werewolves in her native transylvania, etc [3; 51. in 1998 zeena schreck (anton lavey s second daughter) and nikolas schreck compiled anton lavey: legend and reality [52, a list of refutations of many of the fantastic claims that anton lavey and the church of satan had made about him and his life. the document includes a number of remarks that may be debatable. for example, it relies in part on statements by diane hegarty, anton lavey s second wife, including testimonials that she had made during their divorce case. it is common for divorcin

atan has given the few verifiably true events in anton lavey s, combined with the apparent need to fabricate stories it is remarkable how comparatively few noteworthy events must have taken place in his life and in the history of the church of satan. one would expect any other memorable events to have received similar attention. not surprisingly did the church of satan not approve of anton lavey: legend and reality. faced with undeniable evidence against anton lavey s claims, the church of satan instead defended its founder with the argument that the details of his life are less important than the fact that he founded the church of satan. apparently the church of satan does not consider this argument when it attacks leaders of other satanic organizations, because the church of satan is qui


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aaron s rod a magic wand deriving from the biblical narrative of the rods of moses and aaron that were used in the miracles of dividing the waters of the red sea and in causing water to gush from a rock in the desert. when aaron cast his rod before pharaoh and his magicians (exodus 7, the rod transformed into a serpent, hence the occult use of aaron s rod with a motif of a serpent. an old jewish legend states that aaron s rod was created on the sixth day of creation and was retained by adam after leaving the garden of eden, subsequently passing into the hands of a succession of patriarchs. an apocryphal christian legend states that the rod was cut from the tree of knowledge, eventually came into the possession of judas, and was the beam of the cross on which christ was crucified. the haze

york: samuel weiser, 1969. achad, frater [george graham price. ancient mystical white brotherhood. lakemont, ga: csa press, 1971. melchizedek truth principles. phoenix, ariz: lockhart research foundation, 1963. acheropite term used to describe a supernormally produced portrait on cloth. another term, used for a cloth that bears the miraculous portrait of jesus, is veronica, based on an apocryphal legend of a woman who wiped the face of jesus during the procession to the cross. the controversial turin shroud is one of the more interesting examples of such a cloth. achmet see ahmad ibn sirin aconcio, jacques see jacobus acontius acontius, jacobus (ca. 1500.ca. 1566) also known as jacques aconcio. theologian, philosopher, and engineer. born in trent, tyrol, he became curate of that diocese, t

it, weighted it with stones, and cast it into the temple reservoir, where it was guarded by an angel, who kept it from the sight of men. during the time of christ the reservoir was drained and the beam of wood discovered and thrown across the brook kedron, over which the savior passed after he was apprehended in the garden of olives. it was taken by his executioners and made into the cross. this legend is markedly similar to those from which the conception of the holy grail arose. man is restored by the wood through the instrumentality of which adam, the first man, fell. the idea that the cross was a cutting of the tree of knowledge was widespread in the middle ages and may be found in the twelfth century quete del st. graal, ascribed to walter map but probably only adapted by him. all th

ounts of people who have felt the direct presence of or have actually seen deceased loved ones. they have collected more than two thousand such accounts of after death contact (adc) in their study and welcome any further accounts. telephone interviews are conducted at the expense of the adc project, po box 536365, orlando, florida 32853. addanc of the lake a monster that figures in the mabinogion legend of peredur. peredur obtains a magic stone that renders him invisible, and he thus succeeds in slaying this monster, which had daily killed the inhabitants of the palace of the king of tortures. addey, john (1920.1982) theosophist and astrologer, born at barnsley, yorkshire, england, on june 15, 1920. addey earned his master s degree from saint john s college, cambridge. he became interested

g. then, the next day, the people would go to the grave of the obambo, or ghost, and make a crude image, after which a bamboo bier, on which a body is conveyed to the grave, and some of the dust of the ground were carried into a little hut erected near the house of the visited, and a white cloth was draped over the door. a curious element of the ritual, which seems to show that these people had a legend something like the old greek myth of charon and the river styx, was a song chanted during the ceremony with the following line: you are well dressed, but you have no canoe to carry you across to the other side. possession in most preindustrial cultures, epileptic diseases were assumed to be the result of demoniac possession. in much of africa the sufferer was supposed to be possessed by mbw


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close friend of arthur edward waite, one of britain s greatest authorities on occult literature. his books include: the great god pan (1894, the house of souls (1906, the hill of dreams (1907, the great return (1915, and the terror (1917. in addition to his powerful stories on occult themes, he also published a number of volumes of essays and translations. one of machen s short stories brought a legend to real life. on september 29, 1914, his story the bowmen appeared in the london evening news. the story describes how british troops, hopelessly outnumbered in the french trenches of world war i, are miraculously rescued by phantom english archers from agincourt, led by st. george. many people read it as a factual account of what had happened, and a few months after publication, a number o

d will manifest on the witch herself (see werewolf. this is called repercussion. it was also widely assumed that if the magician procures the name of a person he can gain dominion over that person. this arose from the idea that the name of an individual is the same as the person himself. the doctrine of the incommunicable name, the hidden name of the god or magician, has many examples in egyptian legend, usually the deity taking extraordinary care to keep his name secret so that no one might gain power over him. the spell or incantation is connected with this concept. associated with these, to a lesser degree, is magic gesture, usually introduced for the purpose of accentuating the spoken word. gesture is often symbolic or sympathetic; it is sometimes the reversal of a religious rite, such

serpents by means of songs. st. augustine also wrote: one would think that these animals understood the language of the marsi, so obedient are they to their orders; we see them come out of their caverns as soon as the marsian has spoken (see also psylli) martel, linda (1956.1961) remarkable child spiritual healer. she was born handicapped, and although she only lived for five years, she became a legend through her ability to heal a wide variety of illnesses through touch or contact with material she had touched. one of the most extraordinary aspects of her healing was that it persisted long after her death. born august 21, 1956, at st. peter port, guernsey, channel islands, she suffered from hydrocephalus and spina bifida, and her legs were paralyzed. when 11 days old, she was taken to st

in london. encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. maskelyne, john nevil 985 sources: maskelyne, john n. the fraud of modern theosophy exposed. london: g. routledge, 1913. modern spiritualism: a short account of its rise and progress, with some exposures of so-called spirit media. london: f. warne, 1876. masleh the angel who the jews believed ruled the zodiac. according to a rabbinical legend, masleh was the medium through which the power and influence of the messiah was transmitted to the sphere of the zodiac. masse, francois (1891) commissaire general of the french navy, with interests in parapsychology. he was born on may 10, 1891, at vendome, france. he entered the french navy and served in world wars i and ii, finally retiring as commissaire general in 1946. during his reti

and aidan kelly. new age encyclopedia. detroit: gale research, 1990. melton, j. gordon, and james r. lewis, eds. perspectives on the new age. albany, n.y: state unversity of new york press, 1992. murphy, larry, j. gordon melton, and gary l. ward, eds. encyclopedia of african american religion. new york: garland publishing, 1993. melusina the most famous of the fays, or fairies, of medieval french legend. being condemned to turn into a serpent from the waist downward every saturday, she made her husband, count raymond of lusignan, promise never to come near her on a saturday. this prohibition finally excited his curiosity and suspicion, and he hid himself and witnessed his wife s transformation. melusina was now compelled to quit her mortal husband and was destined to wander about as a spec


EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTERS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EXTRATERRESTRIALS AND OTHERWORLDY BEINGS

es churchward s famous (or notorious) books on the alleged lost continent of mu are literary hoaxes churchward was never able to produce the ancient documents on which he asserted he had based his work but earnest occultists and new agers cite his books as overwhelming evidence that mu (more often called lemuria) was a real place. of course, embellishments grow on top of embellishments, and every legend of a place, a world, or a realm that is home to otherworldly beings evolves and has its own rich history. atlantis, for example, began as an advanced civilization for its time, but by our time its people had come to be seen as advanced even beyond us, the creators of fantastic technologies and even the recipient of knowledge from extraterrestrial sources. the hollow earth of john cleves sym

of a sinister silence group, which sought to frustrate the moral reforms and technological advances advocated by the space people and their terrestrial allies. though the reality of adamski s audience with queen juliana was never in doubt, other purported meetings with notables, including president john f. kennedy, pope john xxiii, and vice president hubert h. humphrey, that figure in the adamski legend almost certainly did not occur outside adamski s imagination. in the early 1960s, after adamski openly embraced psychic approaches of which he had, till then, been outspokenly critical, some of his followers started to question his sincerity, especially when he began doing psychic consultations for profit. his associate c. a. honey circulated damning evidence that adamski was recycling his

by direct, physical encounter. see also: williamson, george hunt further reading williamson, george hunt, 1953. other tongue other flesh. amherst, wi: amherst press. agharti agharti is a subterranean kingdom, which allegedly exists in tibet or mongolia. it is, depending on whom one believes, a paradisiacal realm or a sinister lair of sorcerers and other evildoers mostly, however, the former. the legend of agharti seems loosely based on the buddhist realm of shambhala, a city of adepts and mystics said to be located in a hidden valley (called shangri-la in james hilton s popular novel lost horizon [1933] and in the movie of the same name. shambhala first appeared in a 1922 polish book, soon afterward translated into english as the best-seller beasts, men and gods. the author, ferdinand oss

ked up on the theme, depicting agharti as a city of evil that was linked to tunnels all over the world. he incorporated agharti into the shaver mystery, the subject of a series of tales amazing stories was running about an alleged underground realm populated by deros, demonic entities in possession of a fantastic atlantean technology, which they used to torment surface humans. in a variant of the legend, robert ernst dickhoff s agharta: the subterranean world (1951) contended that two and a half million years ago martians landed at antarctica, then 14 agharti the hidden world of shangri-la as depicted in the film lost horizon, directed by frank capra, 1937 (photofest) a tropical region, and created the first humans. then reptoid (that is, biped reptilian) venusians attacked, forcing the ma

st continent, almost certainly never existed in the real world, but it has long captured the imaginations of human beings. a vast literature scholars estimate cons e rva t i vely that more than two thousand books a d d ress the subject has tackled atlantis fro m a wide range of perspectives. some writers h a ve sought to establish, with what most scholars hold to be inconclusive results, that the legend arose from the mythologizing of a real event, though almost eve ry theorist has p roposed a different one. most writing, howe ve r, has taken an alternative- h i s t o ry appro a c h, paying little heed to mainstream arc h a e o l o g y, h i s t o ry, and science, while taking atlantis into the realm of unfettered speculation. the legend of atlantis begins in two works, timaeus and critias


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time. they built the sphinx, the pyramids, and other classic ancient structureth1808 faust johann wolfgang von goethe translated by george madison priest goethe, johann wolfgang von (1749-1832- german poet, writer, and playwright who was a dominant influence in german literature. his primary focus was on the natural evolution of things rather than abstract theories. faust (1808) a play about the legend of faust who promises his soul to the destructive spirit mephistopheles in order to fulfill his desire of encountering life through experiences rather than through the study of philosophy. dedication ye wavering forms draw near again as ever when ye long since moved past my clouded eyes. to hold you fast, shall i this time endeavour? still does my heart that strange illusion prize? ye crowd

faithfully fulfil as doth become the wife. let me go in and everything remain behind that hitherto hath stormed about me, threatening doom. for since, by care untroubled, i departed hence for cytherea s fane, as sacred duty bade, and there a robber seized me, he, the phrygian, since then has happened much that mankind far and wide so fain relate but not so fain is heard by him of whom the waxing legend hath a fable spun. chorus. o lady glorious, do not disdain honoured possession of highest estate! for to thee alone is the greatest boon given: the fame of beauty transcending all else. the hero s name resounds ere he comes, hence proudly he strides, yet bows at once the stubbornest man at the throne of beauty, the all-conquering. helena enough! i ve sailed together with my consort here and


FLY THE LIGHT

filled with flowing structure and others built around ritualistic concepts. psychonaut 75 in its current manifestation as a conceptual satanic industrial band provides an interest in the depth of ideology and theory behind the surface of the songs. founder and vocalist michael ford (keteb) structured fly the light around the vision of man and woman falling into the depths of darkness (as with the legend of satan) to discover the inner fire (black flame) of self-consciousness and divinity, to then mutate and transform into something godlike. this model is loosely attributed to the averse or black tree of life known as black eden or the qlippoth. songs such as chaos unveiled and fleshstretcher with their violent patterns and machine like rhythms are attributed to the qlippothic sphere of geb


FRANCIS A YATES GIORDANO BRUNO AND THE HERMETIC TRADITION

writings, for this was implicitly believed by leading fathers of the church, particularly lactantius and augustine. naturally, it would not have occurred to anyone to doubt that these overwhelmingly authoritative writers must be right, and it is indeed a remarkable testimony to the prominence and importance of the hermetic writings and to the early and complete success of the hermes trismegistus legend as to their authorship and antiquity that lactantius, writing in the third century, and augustine in the fourth, both accept the legend unquestioningly. after quoting cicero on the fifth mercury as he "who gave c.h, ii, p. 328. 6 hermes trismegistus letters and laws to the egyptians, lactantius, in his institutes, goes on to say that this egyptian hermes "although he was a man, yet he was o

the world, which he saw in this expanded form of the infinite universe and the innumerable worlds as an expanded gnosis, a new revelation of the divinity from the "vestiges. copernicanism was a symbol of the new revelation, which was to mean a return to the natural religion of the egyptians, and its magic, within a framework which he so strangely supposed could be a catholic framework.2 thus, the legend that bruno was prosecuted as a philosophical thinker, was burned for his daring views on innumerable worlds or on the movement of the earth, can no longer stand. that legend has already been undermined by the publication of the sommario, which shows how little attention was paid to philosophical or scientific questions in the interrogations, and by the writings of corsano and firpo, laying

of protestant parents in 1559, was one of the most brilliant greek scholars of his time, profoundly erudite in all branches of classical learning and also in church history. his friend joseph scaliger thought him the most learned man in europe. in 1610 he was invited to england, and was encouraged by james i to embark on his criticism of baronius' annates ecclesiastici, in which his attack on the legend of the hoary antiquity of the hermetica is embedded. he died in 1614 and is buried in westminster abbey. the twelve huge volumes of the annates ecclesiastici of cesare baronius had appeared between 1588 and 1607; they were a counter reformation reply to the protestant view of church history.3 baronius used all the old romantic legends and the old sources with sincere enthusiasm and quite un


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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 lucifer spirit appeared to eve as a serpent, a son of wisdom. cain according to the masonic legend, was born from this union with eve. it is also stated that the lucifer spirit then left eve, who thus became a widow, and cain was thus the son of the lucifer spirit, the serpent of wisdom, and eve, the widow. every initiate to this day has the serpent symbol on his brow and is known to his fellows by that token as a son of the widow and the lucifer spirit. therefore we shall trace hiram ab


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1- 3806 (fax) e-mail: rosfshp@rosicrucianfellowship.l: freemasonry and catholicism by max heindel [1865-1919] an exposition of the cosmic facts underlying these two great institutions as determined by occult investigation the rosicrucian fellowship international headquarters p.o. box 713 oceanside, california, 92054, u.s.a. table of contents* part i: lucifer, the rebel angel* part ii: the masonic legend* part iii: the queen of sheba* part iv: casting the molten sea* part v: the mystery of melchisedec* part vi: spiritual alchemy* part vii: the philosopher's stone--what is it and how it is made* part viii: the path of initiation* part ix: armageddon, the great war, and the coming age part i lucifer, the rebel angel the rosicrucian fellowship aims to educate and construct, to be charitable ev

each that prerogative as "phree messen" a son of fire and light, will surely feel the sting of the scorpion in his heel, which will goad him onward upon the path where men become "wise as serpents" it is from this class that mystic masonry is recruited with men who have the indomitable courage to dare, the unflagging energy to do and the diplomatic discrimination to be silent. part ii the masonic legend every mystic movement has its legend, which tells in symbolic language its status in the cosmic order and the ideal which it tries to realize. from the old testament, containing the atlantean mystery teaching, we learn that mankind was created male-female, bi-sexual, and that each one was capable of propagating his species without the co-operation of another as is the case with some plants

prosperity by the before mentioned king solomon; in short, stripped of all embellishments the story relates the salient facts of man's descent from heaven, his principal metamorphoses, his transgression of the laws of the god jehovah would wish to guide him in the future till he reaches the kingdom of heaven -the land of peace--and again docilely follows the lead of the divine ruler. the masonic legend has points of variance from as well as agreement with the bible story. it states that jehovah created eve, that the lucifer spirit samael united with her but that he was ousted by jehovah and forced to leave her before the birth of her son cain, who was thus the son of a widow. then jehovah created adam, to be the husband of eve, and from their union abel was born. thus from the beginning t

wherewith they may wrest a livelihood from the earth, which was cursed by their divine adversary jehovah. the other produces master magicians, skilled in the use of the tongue in invocation, and by the use of the tongue they gain support from the toilers here and pray themselves and their charges into heaven hereafter. after the future in store for the sons of cain and their followers, the temple legend is also most eloquent. it states that from cain descended methuselah, who invented writing, tubal cain, a cunning worker in metals, and jubal, who originated music. in short, the sons of cain are the originators of the arts and crafts. therefore when jehovah chose solomon, the scion of the race of seth, to build a house for his name, the sublime spirituality of a long line of divinely guide

e construction of this great work that the treachery of the sons of seth became manifest and frustrated the divine plan of reconciliation. they tried to quench the fire used by hiram abiff with their natural weapon, water, and almost succeeded. the incidents which led up to this catastrophe, their meaning, and the sequel will be related in the next chapter. part iii the queen of sheba the masonic legend is voluminous, circumstantial, even trivial, and seemingly far-fetched and fantastic to the uninitiated who fail to see the important hidden meaning underlying every word; but we will give only such fragments as have a bearing upon our main subject and the explanation necessary to link them together. the events which led up to the conspiracy against the grand master, hiram abiff, mentioned


FULLER J F C SECRET WISDOM OF THE QABALAH

keep the sanctuary shut, all ye who would spare your sleeping father the mockery of the imitators of ham.9. the veil of isis is not lifted with impunity, and curiosity blasphemes faith when divine things are concerned. gblessed are those who have not seen and have believed h, says the great master. 10 the origins of the qabala the origins of the qabalah are primeval; they are lost in the mists of legend, magic, and folklore. they have grown through a process of mystical integration until they have absorbed all the great myths of the world. the qabalah is consequently a universal philosophy, combining the eternal masculine and the eternal feminine, and cementing them into the eternally human. so it happens that wherever we search we find origins. thus in essenism we find qabalism. the essen

found in the hermetic doctrines, which drew largely on qabalistic knowledge. all is expressed in one proposition: gthat which is above is like that which is below, and that which is below is like that which is above, for the fulfilment of the wonders of the one thing. h according to eliphas levi this universal principle is gthe telesma of the world h.32 to symbolize this supreme truth, hermes, so legend affirms, duplicated the serpent on his caduceus and so set it against itself in eternal equilibrium (see plate i on page 18 and 19) in the visible world, man is the centre, just as god is the centre of the invisible world. god created man in his own image. adam was made of the same earth out of which was raised the sanctuary of the earth. and the earth on which was the sanctuary was the syn

igion, but he succeeded in turning egyptian society upside down. st. paul journeying to damascus saw a vision of jesus christ, was filled with the holy ghost, and retired into the desert of arabia, and on his return he began to undermine the power of rome and more than any other man founded christianity. simon ben yohai, the traditional composer of the zohar, retired with his son to a cave and as legend affirms gsat in the sand up to their necks h for twelve or thirteen years gstudying the law h. 10 also ramon lulle, the qabalist, in preparing himself for revelation and for the union with god. sought the loneliest places and the most arduous ways. he withdrew far from the multitude, where there was nothing to distract him. at the foot of secret wisdom of the qabalah page 80 mount randa he


GAMBLE ELIZA BURT THE GOD IDEA OF THE ANCIENTS OR SEX IN RELIGION

ffairs, the virgin of the sphere while she represented nature was also the constellation which appeared above the horizon at the winter solstice, or at the time when the sun had reached its lowest point and had begun to return. at this time, the 25th of december, and just as the days began to lengthen, this virgin gave birth to the sun-god. it is said that he issued forth from her side, hence the legend that gotama buddha was produced from the side of maya, and also the story believed by the gnostics and other christian sects that jesus was taken from the side of mary.[31 [31] the fact will doubtless be remembered that a similar belief was entertained concerning the birth of julius caesar. within the churches and in the streets of many cities of germany are to be observed figures of this t

us and the egg meant the same thing: even that vast floating machine, which was esteemed an epitome of the world, and from which was born that deity who is also literally said to have been set afloat in an ark. sometimes the order of production was inverted; and, instead of the egg being produced by night or venus, venus herself was fabled to have been produced from the egg. there is a remarkable legend of this sort which ascribes venus and her egg to the age of typhon and osiris, in other words, to the age in which noah was compelled by the deluge to enter into the ark"[46 [46] origin of pagan idolatry, book i, ch. iv. the preserver of the persians, who is seated on a rainbow in front of their rock temples, is mithras, who is identical with noah. sometimes this ancient mariner is represen

t, in india, and to a greater or less extent in other eastern countries, these physiological contests have been disguised under a veil of allegory, the true significance of which it is no longer difficult to understand. with the light which more recent investigation has thrown upon the subject of the separation of the original sex-elements contained in the deity, the significance of the following legend in the servarasa is at once apparent. when parvati (devi) was united in marriage to mahadeva (siva, the divine pair had once a dispute on the comparative influence of the sexes in producing animated beings, and each resolved by mutual agreement to create a new race of men. the race produced by mahadeva were very numerous, and devoted themselves exclusively to the worship of the male deity

ad corrupted the old, and through the conditions which had been imposed upon women, and the consequent stimulation of the lower nature in man, even the adherents of the older faith were losing sight of those higher principles which in preceding ages they had adored as god. we have seen that in every country upon the earth there is a tradition recounting the ravages of a flood. whether or not this legend is to be traced to an actual calamity by which a large portion of asia was inundated, is not for a certainty known; but the fact that there was a deluge of contention and strife, surpassing anything perhaps which the world has ever witnessed, seems altogether probable. not long after the catastrophe designated as the flood, emblems of the deity, representations of the male and female elemen

olved the idea not alone of good, but of good and evil combined. together they prefigured not only wisdom and generative power, but evil as well. mythologically they represented the cold of winter and the heat of the sun's rays, both of which were necessary reproduction. from this conception sprang the ormuzd and ahryman of the persians, the story of adam, eve, and the serpent in genesis, and the legend of kihua-kohuatl and tonakatl-koatl in mexico "the serpent remained in the memory and affections of most early people as wisdom, life, goodness, and the source of knowledge and science, under various names such as toth, hermes, themis, the kneph or sophia of egyptians and gnostics, and set, shet, or shem of the jews"[75 [75] forlong, rivers of life, etc, vol. i, p. 143. the serpent goddess


GILBERT THE GOLDEN DAWN TWILIGHT OF THE MAGICIANS

hat still needs to be said, and from a less critical viewpoint than thatofelliehowe inthemagiciansofthegoldendawn(see the appendix by gerald suster to my bookthecompletegoldendawnsystemofmagick).robert gilbert's book is written more in sympathy and sorrow fortheorder'sfollies than with cynicism or contempt, and it is a welcome addition to the literature that has accumulated around the rosicrucian legend.italso presents significant new material.thestoryofthe golden dawn is oneofvanity, gullibility and*aquarianpress,1983foreword9deception; and yet there inheres initan impressive nobility, a breadthofconcept and a magnanimity of both stature and structure that will persist and which is still worthy of our attention.francis israel regardiesedona, arizona, october1982introductionduringthe cours


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enalties? fine? or seclusion? no, to penalties of whose nature we are all aware and which i need not therefore particularize. can any rational man believe that such formulae were originally designed for the purpose of veiling a scheme of morality; a system of morals suitable to all men, whose realization would be the achievement of earthly perfection. our ritual embodies and traces out a definite legend, or set of legends, it insists on the acceptance of these events as positive truth, wholly apart from any evidence from common history. nay, even in spite of it. these events must be grasped by the perfect mason as masonic truth, and not believed only,butpersonally acted. could such an unusual, not to say unnatural,thereligion of freemasonrylisclaim on a man be made simply to veil a moral p

od from the dominant pagan conquerors. hence arose one series of secret associations which has extended down to our own times and whose development is now in our midst as freemasonry, to me the lineal descendant of the early schemes and associations designed to perpetuate a pure religion and a corresponding system of moral ethics.oursecret brotherhood, note, has a specially judaic basis, our main legend is connected with that greatest jewish law giver and ruler, solomon.ourpresent doctrine is a unitarianism, clothed with the christian virtues.iffreemasonry arose as an entirely new scheme in the 16th or 17th century it must have arisen in a christian land, and would certainly have been marked by specially trinitarian features, which would have remained permanent. now as collateral evidence

y.inancient egypt there is no very definite mention of angels as spiritual messengers, unless we consider the many minor deities as such. they were inferior to the great gods, were spiritual ideals, had definite earthly duties allotted to them and were many of them considered to be representatives and restricted forms of the gods of the upper andnetherwodds.theold arabian author murtadi gives the legend that the pyramids each had a guardian genius of angelic type, and that the great pyramid is held by a beautiful female who, however, drove mad every man who saw her.thespirit of the second126themagical masonpyramid is a nubian carrying a basket on his head and a censer in his hands.inchaldea the angels were called igigi, that is, spirits of heaven, and are related to the ribu, the divine pr

ea)built to resemble the natural caves used in earlier times, and from the period of its introduction to greek and roman countries statuary formed a constant feature; in these caves have been discovered numerous sculptured bas-reliefs illustr255 ating scenes in the life of mithra. while christians demolished these buildings very thoroughly, yet sufficient remains have been found to illustrate the legend of mithra pretty completely.inbritain even some fragments have been found; in london, while digging a sewer near walbrook, several portions of white marble sculpture, now preserved at the london museum; others at caerleon upon usk; chester; york, the old eboracum; housesteads, the old borcovicum near hadrian's wall, and at rochester, the old vindobala, near elsdon, both in northum255 berlan

ents. at ostia at the mouth of thetiberfour crypts are known by their ruins, and the one found there by cavaliere lanciana is the most perfect known (see the atheneum, 1886).fromthe details left by the greek and latin authors, supplemented by astudyof the still-existing sculptures, it has been found possible to describe at least five sculptured scenes which. taken together, illustrate the myth or legend of the mithraic cult. 1.thebirth of mithras.heis represented as springing from a rock, wearing a pointed cap and holding a dagger and a torch, sometimes a solitary figure, in other cases two men like shepherds are the witnesses of the miraculous birth: hence m. was called in ancient stone inscriptions -petragenetrix,theosexpetros(firmicus maternus) andpetrogenesmithras.in some designs the t


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uman torso, very dim and hard to trace, but when examined it was perfectly anatomically correct in every muscle. it was like a white cloud, the head and the lower limbs going off in mist. now this could not, so far as i am aware, have been in the thought or imagination of either myself or of the friend who assisted me and acted the part of the fake-monk, nor have i been able to fwd any history or legend of the place that could in any way have accounted for it. this could not in any sense be called a spirit-photograph, and neither i nor my friend, so far as i am aware, possessed any mediumistic qualities. so this experience, though curious, has, i think no evidential value. at the same time i am convinced that there are many as yet unexplored mysteries, on which light may be thrown by photo

by anyone who knew the celtic music.myoidfriend dr keith norman macdonald picked up many of these fairy tunes by ear, and scored them for the first time; some of the best known are included in his gesto collection. and most of them have legends connected with them. many of these were told to me over peat fires, when one or two pipers met and played against each other. thus it was that i heard the legend of crodh challein, colin's cattle, asome celtic memories105typical fairy story of the west. colin was betrothed to a beautiful girl,butone day she was carried off by the riders of the sidhe, who arefairy knight-adventurers, and bold gallant lovers, so 'tis said. but colin,whohad fairy blood himself, and was a person of influence, sought the fairy queen and begged for the restoration of his

world are familiar to different branches of the celtic race. one must go to brittany for the cult of the dead, and certainlyanyonewho wishes to find fairy-lore as a real and vital faith should go to the western islands, and should go with a comprehension of, and love for, the celtic music. niel munro has told the story ofthelost pibroch as few others could tell it, and there were variants of the legend currentinthe islands in my boyhood,butit was generally said then that the tune was forgotten, and the last piper who could play it was dead. i was told, however, that in the recruiting days, some three years ago, the strains of the lost pibroch came booming over the islands, and many of the boys who were hesitating went straight off to the recruiting stations and enlisted,butnone knew who p

if we try to throw ourselves into past ages, not dropping any of our modern ideas, but rather trying to find their expression among our forefathers,itis possible that in the light of common human nature we may find real living people behind the mists of the ages. many will doubtless question the statement that witchcraft is as rife today as ever. but it is fact that there is scarcely a witchcraft legend of the middle ages that cannot be paralleled by some well-known case now, and finding as ready a belief. think one moment of all the tribe of palmists, clairvoyants, crystal gazers, sand-diviners, etc, rank impostors, some will say, and so doubtless a number of them are, but unless they were very largely believed in they could not exist, and unless there were a measure of something that was

st. in thechannel islands it is rife to this day, also in brittany; and in morocco (as described in m. jules bois'sorcellerieau maroc) every medieval incident, including the witches' sabbath, is familiar ground, and universally believed in. one of the oldest of known incantations is that connected with the casting of the black thread.itwas undoubtedly scandinavianandpre-christian,referringto some legend of a ride of odin and baldur in which baldur's horse slipped and sprained or dislocated a leg. this was healed by binding round the injured leg a black thread with seven knots. the formula accordingly narrated the event. baldurrade.thefoalsladeslippedset bone to bone,sinewtosinew,heal in odin's.name.thewords are given in various forms, but the substance is the same. this spell is to be foun


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to the system of their pharaohs, and believed in their false gods. despite this, masons maintain that their origins lie in ancient egypt, and regard that civilization as praiseworthy. an article published in mimar sinan praises the temples of ancient egypt as the "source of masonic craft: kf materialism revisited the egyptians founded heliopolis (the sun city) and memphis and according to masonic legend, these two cities were the source of knowledge and science, that is, as the masons would say "great light" pythagoras, who visited heliopolis, had much to say about the temple. the memphis temple where he had been trained has historical significance. in the city of thebes there were advanced schools. pythagoras, plato and cicero were initiated into masonry in these cities.63 masonic writing

most striking instance of the symbolic use of architecture is the monument called cleopatra's needle, given to the us as a gift in 1878 by the egyptian governer ismail. this monument is now in central park. its surface is covered with masonic emblems. this monument was originally erected in the 16th century bc at the entrance to a temple of the sun god, an initiation center in heliopolis. 76 the legend of isis the widow an important symbolic idea in masonry is that of the widow. masons call themselves the children of the widow, and pictures of widows often appear in their publications. what is the origin of this idea? who is this widow? when we examine masonic sources, we find that the symbol of the widow derives originally from an egyptian legend. this legend is one of ancient egypt's mo

myths the story of osiris and isis. lj materialism revisited an obelisk covered with masonic symbols in new york's central park. global freemasonry remains from ancient egypt: monuments of pharaohs with an obelisk rising in front of them in the valley of the kings. lk ll materialism revisited an ancient egyptian depiction of isis. osiris was a fertility god and isis was his wife. according to the legend, osiris was the victim of a crime of passion by which isis became a widow. so, the masonic widow is isis. an article in mimar sinan explains the matter in the following way: global freemasonry dcc the osiris-isis legend is the topic of many articles and lectures and is the closest of the ancient egyptian myths to masonry. the test to become a priest of the temple of isis is the masonic init


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universe which is not locked in a simple "nuts and bolts" view, but which encompasses the great span of existence from the very heights of spirit to the depths of the infernal realms. the great chain of being while expressed in many cultures is not doctrinally specific, it can be found in hindu, buddhist, platonic, christian and mystical cosmology, it is found throughout literature from myth and legend to the visions of dante" the plan and structure of the world, which, through the middle ages and down to the late eighteenth century most educated men were to accept without question- the conception of the universe as a" great chain of being, composed of an immense or infinite number of links ranging in hierarchical order from the meagerest kinds of existents. through every possible grade u

e purest and most whole of beings, the macrocosmic whole, the living soul of nature and of the universe eternally united and uniting in the process of time with the divine and uniting all that is. the pillar and foundation of the truth, pavel florensky. the importance of sophia can be best understood when we understand the primal myth behind her nature. throughout many cultures there has been the legend of the goddess who is stolen from the world of life and is taken to the underworld. there she is kept captive pinning for her lover who is still in the other world. she waits and pines until at last some salvation is achieved by her hero coming into the underworld to save her. however, this salvation is at a cost and together they end in a battle against the underworld until the completion

rsion of the classic tale. the spirit of god in man is a spark, a seed of light, it is caught in matter and crying out for salvation. the logos embodied in jesus answers the call and through great suffering offers salvation. but it is not that simple, for while sophia still lives in the world system, she can only travel to the upperworld by day and must return to the underworld by night or so the legend goes. so man, on the path of transfiguration, though being reborn through the powers of the pleroma must live in the world, but try not to be of it. sophia hence offers us some fascinating insights into the nature of god. she is the daughter of the divine will and yet is the part of the divine will itself, she is the spouse and lover of the logos and the spirit within man. she is reflected

re is a strong emphasis placed on the polarity between the logos and sophia. while many gnostics would tend to avoid overt anthropomorphism and see these more as principles, other traditions place a strong emphasis on the god/goddess nature of the polarity. these traditions range from those of paganism and heathenism to the syzergies of valentinus. while there is nothing wrong with using myth and legend to put flesh on the bones of metaphysical principles, we should note confuse the image with the essence. certainly there is a wide range of god and goddess images which fit nicely on this polarity, they also move down through the planes and have other expressions. if we use the kabbalistic model for a moment we can see how the pagan concept of the horned god and the triple goddess arose. th

here being conflicts between pagan and so called christian, theism and non theism and related contradictions, we find that all alternatives are reconciled within an all encompassing system. this is the insight which gnosticism gives, it shows the esoteric meaning behind religious symbol systems and in some sense bypasses them by divining their true meaning. this does not degrade the role of myth, legend, tales and scriptures but places them in the real position, that is, as the outer flesh or form of the mysteries. scriptures cannot stand alone, within the gnosis at their heart, they become as stone. impersonal to personal as part of the gnostic worldview is the understanding of the role of personalism in religion. by personalism we mean not only theism (the worship of a personal god) but


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ic of the seven rays and the seven days of creation etc. they may be related to the mesoteric or intermediate teachings. the multitudes who are symbolic of the exoteric or outer teachings. to understand the alpha event we need to consider the various myths, legends and religious stories and deduce the essential event from behind them. due consideration should be given to the way in which myth and legend form the language or symbol system of the mysteries (see fig 2. myths and legends of cosmic error in the biblical account we read of an archangel who rebels against the cosmic order and is thrown from the heavens. his angelic nature is lost and he becomes a fallen being. his name lucifer means light bearer and accordingly, we have a light bearer who is transformed into a dark force. this is

there are many variantions on this theme. in some gnostic traditions the force of the universe expands and it s final manifestation is sophia or wisdom. out of a yearning to know the original creator she gives birth to a demi-god, ialdabaoth who in turn creates the material world. he becomes conceited and arrogant, and his creation (matter) becomes fallen and trapped within his dominion. in this legend the god of the old testament is seen as evil and christ is the only emissary of the light world. in another tradition satanel (the fallen one) creates the physical world, but his creation is sterile and marred. yahweh as the emissary of light rectifies this false creation by breathing life into shells satanel has formed. however, the fallen world cannot be fully rectified and a mixed system

in another tradition satanel (the fallen one) creates the physical world, but his creation is sterile and marred. yahweh as the emissary of light rectifies this false creation by breathing life into shells satanel has formed. however, the fallen world cannot be fully rectified and a mixed system of light and darkness is formed. if we wish to move into another realm of myth, we could try a modern legend. in one fig 2 a multiple views of the central event. each offering a different perspective of the central truth. gnostic theurgy page 17 science fiction like religion, for example, there is a tale of primal spirit beings called thetans who are caught by one of their own who has become corrupt. he sets traps by showing them intricate mind patterns and they become so immersed in these pattern

d the universe. when the source of all things began to evolve into multiple levels of being, a plateau was reached, at which stage the cosmic light cast a reflection, an opposite. this reflection took on a life of its own and became the negative of the positive form, this reflection became the essence we understand as evil and as a natural expansion of itself, matter was formed. whichever myth or legend we accept (and we could continue with many from other cultures, traditions and scriptures) the essential truth is that the alpha event was one of cosmic error. the line of time, space and matter should not have come into being. it is a fallen system, one which is a mixture of light and darkness, but with a tendency towards darkness. entropy is the nature of the day, all things suffer and di

is that many suppose it continues eternally and that everyone is at some point reconciled. this is a strange and unusual adaptation of the theory, and not one found in any of the earlier esoteric traditions. the whole gist of reincarnation in earlier esotericism is that it is a weeding process whereby the awakened achieve immortality and the rest cease to exist. this approach abounds in myth and legend- the twelve labours of hercules, the search for the holy grail, the quest for the golden fleece- all are focused on a tribulation to achieve a goal, with a real sense of ruin if one looses. what is the use of a divine quest if everyone achieves the same end with some simply taking more time than others. no, reincarnation is a process of opportunities, opportunities that if missed, have dire


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rias antiguas historiales del peru (written in the seventeenth century. english edition translated and edited by p. a. means, hakluyt society, london, 1920. graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 51 effect to speed up their ruthless advance into the inca heartland.3 the capital of the inca empire was the city of cuzco, a name meaning the earth s navel in the local quechua language.4 according to legend it was established by manco capac and mama occlo, two children of the sun. here, though the incas worshipped the sun god, whom they knew as inti, quite another deity was venerated as the most holy of all. this was viracocha, whose namesakes were said to have made the nazca lines and whose own name meant foam of the sea. 5 no doubt it is just a coincidence that the greek goddess aphrodite, w

oned out of gold.7 i could not help but be reminded of solomon s temple in far-off jerusalem, also reputed to have been adorned 3 encyclopaedia britannica, 1991, 6:276-7. 4 paul devereux, secrets of ancient and sacred places, blandford books, london, 1992, p. 76. see also peru, lonely planet publications, hawthorne, australia, 1991, p. 168. 5 the facts on file encyclopaedia of world mythology and legend, london and oxford, 1988, p. 657. 6 macrobius, cited in giorgio de santillana and hertha von dechend, hamlet's mill, david r. godine, publisher, boston, 1992, p. 134. see also a. r. hope moncreiff, the illustrated guide to classical mythology, bca, london, 1992, p. 153. 7 peru, p. 181. graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 52 with sheets of gold and a marvellous orchard of golden trees.8

medium height dressed in a rather long cloak. he was past his prime, with grey hair, and lean. he walked with a staff and addressed the natives with love, calling them his sons and daughters. as he traversed all the land he worked miracles. he healed the sick by touch. he spoke every tongue even better than the natives. they called him thunupa or tarpaca, viracocha-rapacha or pachaccan..8 in one legend thunupa-viracocha was said to have been a white man of large stature, whose air and person aroused great respect and veneration .9 in another he was described as a white man of august appearance, blue-eyed, bearded, without headgear and wearing a cusma, a jerkin or sleeveless shirt reaching to the knees. in yet another, which seemed to refer to a later phase of his life, he was revered as a

re or who had built them.12 the mystery was deepened by local traditions which stated not only that the road system and the sophisticated architecture had been ancient in the time of the incas, but that both were the work of white, auburn- 11 ibid, p. 72. 12 encyclopaedia britannica, 1991, 26:42. graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 57 haired men who had lived thousands of years earlier.13 one legend described viracocha as being accompanied by messengers of two kinds, faithful soldiers (huaminca) and shining ones (hayhuaypanti. their role was to carry their lord s message to every part of the world .14 elsewhere there were phrases such as: con ticci returned. with a number of attendants; con ticci then summoned his followers, who were called viracocha; con ticci commanded all but two of

drowned in the deluge, and they report that out of lake titicaca came one viracocha, who stayed in tiahuanaco, where at this day there are to be seen the ruins of ancient and very strange buildings, and from thence came to cuzco, and so began mankind to multiply..1 making a mental note to find out more about lake titicaca, and the mysterious tiahuanaco, i read the following passage summarizing a legend from the cuzco area: for some crime unstated the people who lived in the most ancient times were destroyed by the creator. in a deluge. after the deluge the creator appeared in human form from lake titicaca. he then created the sun and moon and stars. after that he renewed the human population of the earth..2 in another myth the great creator god, viracocha, decided to make a world for men


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work conception and drawing by elmer e. hartman 3 1 the basic premise first, some people among us are in the know about ufo phenomena, which have manifested throughout history. certain people have known the nature of this phenomena, and used its nature, for almost as long. second, those in the know are interactive with the phenomena and have long been so. indeed, separating out the phenomena, the legend, the myth-makers and the illuminati or initiates of the true nature of the phenomena is difficult. third, the phenomena themselves are inherently intangible, but are able to impinge upon our reality in a phenomenological way. because they are archetypal. through mythos, archetypes are quite capable of setting real events into motion. fourth, the illuminati of the phenomena become intertwine

myth-makers and the illuminati or initiates of the true nature of the phenomena is difficult. third, the phenomena themselves are inherently intangible, but are able to impinge upon our reality in a phenomenological way. because they are archetypal. through mythos, archetypes are quite capable of setting real events into motion. fourth, the illuminati of the phenomena become intertwined with the legend or mythos itself, and thus take on the legend s power to impinge. the fully illuminated are in control of reality to the extent that the mythos itself is in control. they also, in a very real sense, acquire its intangibility. fifth, the illuminati of the ufonauts are scattered, informally organized on a worldwide basis. until the modern information revolution, they communicated through secr

ecode the cipher, which has been in continuous use since the legendary visit by the gods of sirius. in the early 18th century craft masonic bodies formally merged in a grand lodge that included speculative masons; these individuals mostly aristocrats of wealth and power were not skilled at the building arts and had no direct connection, in most cases, with the rich lore of rosicrucian and masonic legend. they settled on a system of three initiatory degrees, the entered apprentice, fellow craft and master mason. this tri-fold system does indeed correspond to the communication of the formal guild secrets of operative, or practical masonry, but has little of the metaphysical meaning and a distinct feel of incompleteness. later a so-called royal arch degree, which attempted to deal with many q

y or the occult. i had long noted, for example, that in the earlier contactee cases, when names were given by the purported aliens for themselves, their home world, etc, they often were very odd names. i looked many years ago for puns. i mused that perhaps, for example, woodrow derenberger s 1966 encounter in west virginia with indrid cold from the planet lanulus had something to do with myth and legend. jacques vallee and john keel had both pointed out the connection with mythic names and legends, and i thought lanulus might be a play on land you lost or land you lust a reference to atlantis lore, or legendary shadow lands such as f rie or magonia. but such answers seemed, like the masonic third degree, somehow incomplete. 22 allen h. greenfield i was aware, also, that similar names had s

rd to establish intrigued these men intensely- jacques vallee, passport to magonia. in 1947 the cia was organized and the first ufo cases burst upon the american media landscape as flying saucers. in that year, also, the first modern visitation by the infamous men in black took place in which a witness, one harold dahl, was silenced. from that point on, a pattern began to emerge. the men in black legend is perennial; that it shows up in connection with the ufo lore should come as no surprise. ufology bizarro chronicler john keel (disneyland of the gods, jadoo, etc) observed in his ufos: operation trojan horse: the records of demonology are filled with striking parallels. the general descriptions of the vampires themselves are identical to the men in black. the dark skin and angular, orient


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ons of years. when events corresponded to the 'time of coming forth of the heart' she said to her son horus "forces of attraction are from the iiving mirad of god. god has turned his two eyes. the mighty god has gven up his divine name. indeed, the mighty god has given up his divine name: ra. this was spoken by isis, the great one, the divine n stress of the gods, who knew ra by his own name. the legend of ra and .isis figures 1 to 16, appendix b, show the names of the major deities of the 16 subquadrants of the watchtowers. the four squares at the top of these figures contain the names of the kerubic angels. there are no demons or lesser angels in these upper squares (i.e, they are upper in the cense that they are located aboye the horizontal sephirothic cross bars) the names shown in the


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and oldest; a like proceeding must be justifiable in mythology too, and from its dry watercourses we may guess the copious spring, from its stagnant swamps the ancient river. nations hold fast by prescription: we shall never comprehend their tradition, their superstition, unless we spread under it a bed on still heathen soil. and these views are confirmed by what we know to be true of poetry and legend. if the heathens already possessed a finely articulated language, and if we concede to them an abundant stock of religious myths, then song and story could not fail to preface. vll lay hold of these, and to interweave themselves with the rites and customs. that such was the case we are assured by tacitus; aud the testimony of jornandes and eginhart leaves not the smallest room for doubt res

ves with the rites and customs. that such was the case we are assured by tacitus; aud the testimony of jornandes and eginhart leaves not the smallest room for doubt respecting later ages. those primitive songs on tuisco, on mannus and the three races that branched out of him, are echoed long after in the genealogies of ingo, iscio, hermino; so the hygelac of the beowulf-song, whom a tenth century legend that has just emerged from oblivion names huglacus magnus (haupt 5, 10, is found yet again as a proof that even poetry may agree with history in the' chochilaichus' of gregory of tours. if in the 12th and loth centuries our country^s hero-legend gleamed up for the last time, poets must have kept on singing it for a long time before, as is plain from the saved fragment of hildebrand and the

to assume any importations from the east, these can more conveniently be traced to the earlier and quieter intercourse of goths and northmen with the greek empire, unless indeed we can make up our minds to place nearly all the coincidences that stai'tle us to the account of a fundamental unity of the european nations, a mighty influence which is seen working through long ages, alike in language, legend and religion. i am met by the arrogant notion, that the life of whole centuries was pervaded by a soulless cheerless barbarism; this would at once contradict the loving kindness of god, who has made his sun give light to all times, and while endowing men with gifts of body and soul, has instilled into them the consciousness of a higher guidance: on all ages of the world, even those of worst

en those of worst repute, there surely fell a foison of health and wealth, which preserved in nations of a nobler strain their sense of right and law. one has only to recognise the mild and manly spirit of our higher antiquity in the purity and power of the national viii peeface. laws, or the talent inherited by the thirteenth century in its eloquent, inspired poems, in order justly to appreciate legend and myth, which in them had merely struck root once more. but our inquiry ought to have the benefit of this justice both in great thino^s and in small. natural science bears witness, that the smallest may be an index to the greatest; and the reason is discoverable, why in our antiquities, while the main features were effaced, petty and apparently accidental ones have been preserved. i am lo

. 56. 109, beda (p. 289, alcuin (p. 229, widukind (p. 253, adam of bremen (p. 230. as i have said on p. 9, some monk at st, gall, fulda, merseburg or corvei might have conceived the happy idea of putting pen to the antiquities of his country, gathering up things of which the footprints were still fresh, and achieving for the foreground of our history, just where it begins to disengage itself from legend, a lasting work, such as saxo grammaticus accomplished. even if german tradition was more blurred and colourless from the seventh century to the eleventh, than was danish in the twelfth, if estrangement from native legend had advanced more slowly in the far north; yet waltharius and rudlieb, or the rhyme of the boar in notker, may shew us that in the very cloisters there was much still unfo


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at stronger is the pol. dzieciqjad, child-eater, like the lat. manducus. irish home-sprites are called oluricauns (elfenm. p. 85-114, leprechaun, logheriman (keightley 2, 179; and see suppl. but enough of these names: no doubt many more could be added. it is time to consider the nature and functions of these home-sprites. in stature, appearance and apparel they come very near to elves and dwarfs; legend loves to give them red hair or a red beard, and the pointed red hat is rarely missing. hutchen (hodeke, hoidike, the hildesheim goblin, and hopfenhutel* eisenhiitel take their names from it. a broad-topped mushroom is in dan. called nissehat. the norwegian nissen is imagined small like a child, but strong, clothed in grey, with a red peaky cap, and carrying a blue light at night. 2 so they

e palatinate (p. 96 note) be a corruption of eta, eza? anyhow _the jettenbiihel (jetthro collis) reminds us of the bavarian jetteiiberg (mpn. boica 2, 219, ann. 1317, and mount jetten in eeinbote s georg 1717, where it is misprinted setten. near willingshauseu in hesse is another jetteiiberg, see w. crrimm on the runes, p. 271. 5 the ruined weissenstein, by werda near marburg, was ace. to popular legend the abode of a giant named essel (ezzal, and the meadow where at the fall of his castle he sank its golden door in the e. lahn, is still called ksselswerd. 3 isidore s glosses render the gallic name of a people ambro by devorator, which agrees with the ohg. transl. manezo, man-eater (graff 1, 528, the well-known mhg. manezze. 4 so thp. dan. fos, fossen, for the on. fors. dues, thues. 521 hi

s in lith. milzinas, milzinis, lett, milsis, milsenis; but it would be overbold to connect with it german names of places, milize (trad. fuld. 2, 40, milsenburg, melsungen. the slovak obor, boh. obr, 0. pol. obrzym* pol. olbrzym, is unknown to the south slavs, and seems to be simply avarus, abarus -nestor calls the avars obri (ed. schlozer 2, 112-7. the &lt; grsecus avar &gt; again in the legend of zisa (p. 292-5) is a giant. now, i neue mitth. des thiir. sachs. vereins 3, 130-6. 5, 2. 110-132. 6, 37-8. the wow t?tiz t!f? n ^ing 8iant-like but ^ther a goddess standing on a lommo a 1? v hat a 8iant s tomb on mt. blanc is caued la tombe du bon rated m t^^expression associated with the idea of a sacred venep 430 l pra&gt; p 9)&gt; c nf als oodgubbe used of thorr, p. 167, and g

. liiumi? an m is often attenuated into n, as ohg. sliumi, sniumi (celer, mhg. sliune, sliunic, our schleunig. that would explain why there is no trace of the word hiune in on; it would also be fatal to any real connexion with the national- name hun. 3 hund (centum) intensifies the meaning: hundmargr (permultus, hundgamall (old as the hills* we find the same faithfulness in the giant of christian legend, st. christopher, and in that of caroliugian legend, ferabras. 530 giants. iotunn/ sa3m. 35a&gt; b; fenja and menja are framvisar (grottas. 1, 13. when the verb]?reya, usually meaning exspectare, desiderare, is employed as characteristic of giants (sasm. 8sa, it seems to imply a dreamy brooding, a half-drunken complacency and immobility (see suppl. such a being, when at rest, is good-hu

. iotunn/ sa3m. 35a&gt; b; fenja and menja are framvisar (grottas. 1, 13. when the verb]?reya, usually meaning exspectare, desiderare, is employed as characteristic of giants (sasm. 8sa, it seems to imply a dreamy brooding, a half-drunken complacency and immobility (see suppl. such a being, when at rest, is good-humoured and unhandy, 1 but when provoked, gets wild, spiteful and violent. norse legend names this rage of giants iotunmodr, which pits itself in defiance against asmosr, the rage of the gods: vera i iotunmosi/ sn. 150b. when their wrath is kindled, the giants hurl rocks, rub stones till they catch fire (roth. 1048, squeeze water out of stones (kinderm. no. 20. asbiornsen s moe, no. 6, root up trees (kinderm. no. 90, twist fir-trees together like willows (no. 166, and stamp on


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symbology or mystical meaning of the rose and the cross. the most popular explanation of the two symbols.the 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

he autonomic, and point out in the easy, simple lessons of the sixth degree how the autonomic nervous system can be used to cure disease or relieve conditions that cannot be treated in any other way. for this reason the student is asked to keep in mind the fact that he is dealing with new principles in our work and that he will find many revelations and startling laws not generally known [90 [91] legend of chart 4a the autonomic nervous system legend- sympathetic division- parasympathetic division b-brain structures: b1 cerebral lobes, b2 thalamus with b3 pineal and b4 pituitary, b5 cerebellum, b6 midbrain, b7 medulla. p .plexi: p1 solar plexus, p2 pelvic plexus. g- ganglia: g1 ciliary g, g2 pteryopalatine g, g3 submaxillary g, g4 otic g, g5 ganglion of ribes (cranial termination of the sy


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wo parallel lines had actually been printed by dupotet in the little rough ms i lent you. i shall be delighted to read thecount's"account of vaughan's work. i never tried the experiments with warytes mentioned in thezoist."you did not sendcuss'6letter and when i write again i will return his note that you left with me when in london.hockley'slettersto theirwins61qabalistic ms for raising spirits. legend has its source as hebrew mss of the time of solomon; the majority of the earliest knownmssare in french. an english translation by s.l.macgregor mathers was published in 1889, based on a latin codex in the british museum. 6 ebenezer sibley (1752-99, astrologer 'doctor, and freemason. his printed works on astrology and occult sciences did much to revive the subjects in england and paved the


HANDBOOK OF EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY

horus and seth.10 this kind of historicizing approach to myth has been out of fashion for many years but has recently been revived. introduction 5 objects from the late protodynastic period belonging to kings called narmer, aha, and scorpion have been recovered from temple deposits at hierakonpolis and abydos. these kings may have been rulers of most of egypt. they probably all contributed to the legend of menes the uniter. their ritual objects belong to a formative stage in egyptian art. strict rules were being developed to govern the content and style of the art used in palaces, temples, or tombs. this formal court-based art rapidly replaced previous styles and became the standard canon for over 3,000 years.11 myths often focus on episodes of intense conflict or tragedy, but the egyptian

atest builders. three pyramids were completed in his reign, each with two temples for the funerary cult of the king. later literary tradition was favorable to sneferu but not to his successor khufu (cheops, the builder of the great pyramid at giza (see under kings and princes and magicians in deities, themes, and concepts. writing in the fifth century bce, the greek historian herodotus reported a legend that king khufu had been cursed by the gods for closing down their temples to divert resources to his pyramid. archaeological evidence suggests an element of truth to this tradition. local temples seem to have received little royal support during the fourth and fifth dynasties. the huge pyramid complexes of this era seem to concentrate wholly on the divinity of the king, but this is partly

own as the hyksos, established a capital at avaris, a region where seth was the leading deity. seth was equated with the palestinian god baal, and the worship of foreign goddesses such as astarte and anat (see deities, themes, and concepts) seems to have been introduced into egypt at this time. hyksos kings called themselves sons of ra, but one of them bore the name of ra s archenemy apophis.40 a legend tells how king apophis picked a quarrel with the egyptian ruler of the theban area by complaining that the roaring of the hippopotami kept 500 miles away in thebes was disturbing his sleep.41 this new kingdom story restates the political conflict in mythological terms by 18 handbook of egyptian mythology making it into a fight between the followers of horus (the thebans) and the hippopotamu

4 1279 bce, was a vigorous king who reestablished egyptian authority over parts of syria, but the art of his reign has a serene beauty. seti s son rameses ii ruled egypt for sixty-seven 20 handbook of egyptian mythology figure 5. view of the desert hills at western thebes showing the pyramid-shaped mountain peak that overlooks the valley of the kings (courtesy of richard pinch) years and became a legend in the ancient world for his grandiose achievements. his battles against the hittite empire were celebrated in narratives, poetry, and pictures on the walls of the numerous temples he constructed in egypt and nubia. rameses eventually made peace with the hittites and married two hittite princesses. he constructed a new capital in the eastern delta, but he did not neglect thebes. the 21-mete

how the soul can unite with god was inscribed in hieroglyphs in the sanctuary at sais.75 at this time a script known as demotic was introduced to write texts in the contemporary form of the egyptian language. it soon replaced hieratic for most purposes. persians and greeks in 525 bce the persian king, cambyses, conquered egypt and executed most of the egyptian royal family. it is probably only a legend that cambyses showed his contempt for egyptian gods by stabbing the sacred apis bull (see deities, themes, and concepts. the persians did not try to impose their own religion on egypt, and they were willing to honor egyptian deities. the innovative reliefs in the temple of hibis in the western desert were mainly carved under darius i, one of the persian kings who made up the twenty-seventh


HEAVEN HELL

sekhet-hetepet. in chronological order the next picture of sekhet-hetepet to be considered is that from the papyrus of ani, and it will be seen at a glance that in details it differs from that already described. ani adores the gods in the first division, but he burns no incense; the boat in which he paddles is loaded with offerings, and he is seen dedicating an offering to the bearded figure. the legend reads "living in peace in sekhet--winds for the nostrils" the second division contains scenes p. 45 click to view sekhet-hetepet (papyrus of ani, british museum, no. 10,740, sheet 32. p. 47 of' reaping and treading out of corn, but only three pools of water instead of four. in the third division we see an! ploughing the land by the side of a stream of untold length and breadth, which is sai

t it is the tuat. with the identification of osiris with the tuat we need not deal here, but it is important for our purpose to note that in the time of seti i. the egyptians assigned a circular form to the tuat. the view put forward by signor lanzone to the effect that the tuat was the place comprised between the arms of the god shu and the body of the sky-goddess nut, whom, according to the old legend, he raised up from the embrace of her husband the earth-god seb, so forming the earth and the sky, thus appears to be untenable. 1 now as the tuat was situated on the other side of the mountains which separated it from egypt, and from the sun, moon, and stars which lighted the skies of that country, it follows that it must have been a region which was shrouded in the gloom and darkness of n

. 160 his hands are the symbols of "life" and "rule. his chair stands on a raised platform, on the nine steps of which stand the nine gods who form his company; beneath the feet of the god, perhaps under his platform, are the dead, i.e, the damned, or his enemies. the top of the hall is protected with a row of spear beads, and from the ceiling hang four heads of gazelle, or oryges; according to a legend certain enemies of osiris transformed themselves into these animals, and were slain by the god. on the platform, immediately in front of the god, stands thoth, in the form of a mummy, and be serves as the standard of the balance; the object in the pan is being weighed against the symbol of "evil, which it seems to counterbalance exactly. this being so, it seems that the wickedness of the de

.e, producers of magical effects by making knots in ropes, over which they whisper incantations; and the women are called sait, and work the same kind of magic as the apes. the object which each member of these three groups holds with both hands above his, or her, head is probably a net and, as m. lef bure has pointed out, it is actually so represented in the tomb of rameses vi. in the babylonian legend of the fight between marduk and tiamat, the great she-monster of the deep, the god is made to provide himself with a net with which to entangle her feet. in the book of the dead (chapter cliii. b) we read of the net anqet, and in the vignette we see three apes working it, and securing the fish which are caught inside it. as apep was a monster of the deep, to make use of nets in his capture


HELENA BLAVATSKY NIGHTMARE TALES

rupt shock, loud clatter, and, as the eyes open, the soul-ego looks out throughthem in amazement. the heavy gaze meets the respectful and solemn face of the physician offering the usualdraught. the train stops. he rises from his couch weaker and wearier than ever, to see around him endlesslines of troops armed with a new and yet more murderous weapon of destruction- ready for the battlefield. the legend of the blue lotusthe title of every magazine or book should have some meaning, and especially should this be the case with atheosophical publication. a title is supposed to express the object in view, symbolising, as it were, thecontent of the paper. since allegory is the soul of eastern philosophy, it may be objected that nothing can beseen in the name "le lotus bleu" save that of a water

es fearless enough to interrogate that dumb sphinx, which wecall the universe, and to wrest completely therefrom the secrets of life and death. though he has never beendeified, we repeat, yet he has nevertheless been recognised by generations in asia as lord of the universe.this is why the conqueror and master of the world of thought and philosophy is represented as seated on a nightmare talesthe legend of the blue lotus20 lotus in full bloom, emblem of the universe thought out by him. in india and ceylon the lotus is generally ofa golden hue; amongst the buddhists of the north, it is blue. but there exists in one part of the world a third kind of lotus- the zizyphus. he who eats of it forgets of hisfatherland and those who are dear to him, so say the ancients. let us not follow this examp

in the verandah of the traveller's bungalow in the wet evenings of the rainy season. let us leavethen the orientalists to their fantastic speculations. how does it concern us whether the father of the selfishand cowardly prince, who was the cause of the transformation of the white lotus into the blue lotus, be calledharischandra or ambarisha? names have nothing to do with the naive poetry of the legend, nor with itsmoral- for there is a moral to be found if looked for well. we shall soon see that the chief episode in thestory is curiously reminiscent of another legend- that of the story of abraham and the sacrifice of isaac inthe bible. is not this one more proof that the secret doctrine of the east may have good reason to maintainthat the name of the patriarch was neither a chaldean or a

he is right* the particle a in the sanskrit word shews this clearly. placed before a substantive thisparticle always means the negation or the opposite of the meaning of the expression thatfollows. thus sura (god) written a -sura, becomes non-god, or the devil, vidya isknowledge, and a-vidya, ignorance or the opposite of knowledge, etc, etc. we will speak of it another time. meanwhile here is the legend of the blue lotuscentury after century has passed away since ambarisha, king of ayodhya, reigned in the city founded by theholy manu, vaivasvata, the offspring of the sun. the king was a suryavansi (a descendant of the solarrace, and he avowed himself a most faithful servant of the god, varuna, the greatest and most powerfuldeity in the rig-veda* but the god had denied male heirs to his wor

ible death. at this price the giving up of life is a pleasant thing" the aged rishi shed some tears, but he ended by giving his consent and began to prepare the sacrificialpyre *manu (book x, 105) alluding to this story remarks that ajigarta, the holy rishi, committedno sin in selling the life of his son, since the sacrifice preserved his life and that of all thefamily. this reminds us of another legend, more modern, that might serve as a parallel to theolder one. did not the count ugolino, condemned to die of starvation in his dungeon, eat hisown children "to preserve for them a father? the popular legend of sunahsepha is morebeautiful than the commentary of manu- evidently an interpolation of some brahmans infalsified manuscripts. the pushkara lake* was one of the spots of this earth fav


HELENA BLAVATSKY THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY

ol. ii of the secret doctrine. all our "egos" are thinking and rational entities (manasaputas) who had lived, whether under human or other forms, in the precedent life cycle (manvantara, and whose karma it was to incarnate in the man of this one. it was taught in the mysteries that, having delayed to comply with this law (or having "refused to create" as hinduism says of the kumaras and christian legend of the archangel michael, i.e, having failed to incarnate in due time, the bodies predestined for them got defiled, hence the original sin of the senseless forms and the punishment of the egos. that which is meant by the rebellious angels being hurled down into hell is simply explained by these pure spirits or egos being imprisoned in bodies of unclean matter, flesh. life is at best a heart

rnating principle, or the "lord" in us. kumara (sans) a virgin boy or young celibate. the first kumaras are the page 157 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt seven sons of brahm, born out of the limbs of the god in the so-called ninth creation. it is stated that the name was given to them owing to their formal refusal to "procreate" their species, and thus they "remained yogis" according to the legend. labro, st. a roman saint solemnly beatified a few years ago. his great holiness consisted in sitting at one of the gates of rome night and day for forty years, and remaining unwashed through the whole of that time, the result of which was that he was eaten by vermin to his bones. lao-tzu (chin) a great sage, saint, and philosopher, who preceded confucius. law of retribution (see karma. lin


HINE P OVEN READY CHAOS

he intergalactic haitian guerillas for world peace and is patron of the season of discord. 3.sri syadasti is the apostle of psychedelia and the patron of the season of confusion. 4.zarathud, a hermit of medieval europe, has been dubbed offender of the faith. he is patron of the season of bureaucracy. 5.malaclypse the elder is alleged to have been an ancient wiseman who carried as sign bearing the legend dumb through the alleys of rome, baghdad, mecca, jerusalem, and some other places. he is patron of the season of aftermath. 28 phil hine spiral pentagrams this bit explains the spiral pentagrams referred to in the discordian opening rite. the traditional pentagram is a very solid, geometrical figure- i find its association with banishing to be very appropriate. so what, i thought one day wo


HP LOVECRAFT A DARK LORE

ft 1890 1937 the call of cthulhu by h. p. lovecraft written summer 1926 published february 1928 in weird tales, vol. 11, no. 2, p. 159-78, 287. of such great powers or beings there may be conceivably a survival. a survival of a hugely remote period when. consciousness was manifested, perhaps, in shapes and forms long since withdrawn before the tide of advancing humanity. forms of which poetry and legend alone have caught a flying memory and called them gods, monsters, mythical beings of all sorts and kinds- algernon blackwood i. the horror in clay the most merciful thing in the world, i think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. we live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. the s

d ones which had come to them from their immemorial meeting-place in the haunted wood. but of those mysterious allies no coherent account could ever be gained. what the police did extract, came mainly from the immensely aged mestizo named castro, who claimed to have sailed to strange ports and talked with undying leaders of the cult in the mountains of china. old castro remembered bits of hideous legend that paled the speculations of theosophists and made man and the world seem recent and transient indeed. there had been aeons when other things ruled on the earth, and they had had great cities. remains of them, he said the deathless chinamen had told him, were still be found as cyclopean stones on islands in the pacific. they all died vast epochs of time before men came, but there were art

archer knew of the shunned house as other than a nuisance almost impossible to rent- perhaps on account of the mustiness and sickly odour of unkempt old age. indeed, it never was rented after a series of deaths culminating in 1861, which the excitement of the war tended to throw into obscurity. carrington harris, last of the male line, knew it only as a deserted and somewhat picturesque center of legend until i told him my experience. he had meant to tear it down and build an apartment house on the site, but after my account, decided to let it stand, install plumbing, and rent it. nor has he yet had any difficulty in obtaining tenants. the horror has gone. iii it may well be imagined how powerfully i was affected by the annals of the harrises. in this continuous record there seemed to me t

them what connection with france or its language the house could have, they confessed themselves as frankly baffled and ignorant as i. archer knew nothing, and all that miss harris could say was that an old allusion her grandfather, dutee harris, had heard of might have shed a little light. the old seaman, who had survived his son welcome's death in battle by two years, had not himself known the legend; but recalled that his earliest nurse, the ancient maria robbins, seemed darkly aware of something that might have lent a weird significance to the french ravings of rhoby harris, which she had so often heard during the last days of that hapless woman. maria had been at the shunned house from 1769 till the removal of the family in 1783, and had seen mercy dexter die. once she hinted to the

er, with whom i talked after my experience. having exhausted the harris family of all the information it could furnish, i turned my attention to early town records and deeds with a zeal more penetrating than that which my uncle had occasionally shown in the same work. what i wished was a comprehensive history of the site from its very settlement in 1636- or even before, if any narragansett indian legend could be unearthed to supply the data. i found, at the start, that the land had been part of a long strip of the lot granted originally to john throckmorton; one of many similar strips beginning at the town street beside the river and extending up over the hill to a line roughly corresponding with the modern hope street. the throckmorton lot had later, of course, been much subdivided; and i


HP LOVECRAFT AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS

ll ordinary temperatures marvelously, and in their natural state could live in water down to freezing. when the great chill of the pleistocene drew on, however- nearly a million years ago-the land dwellers had to resort to special measures, including artificial heating- until at last the deadly cold appears to have driven them back into the sea. for their prehistoric flights through cosmic space, legend said, they absorbed certain chemicals and became almost independent of eating, breathing, or heat conditions- but by the time of the great cold they had lost track of the method. in any case they could not have prolonged the artificial state indefinitely without harm. being nonpairing and semivegetable in structure, the old ones had no biological basis for the family phase of mammal life, b

e complementary outlines of africa and south america, and the way the great mountain chains are rolled and shoved up- receives striking support from this uncanny source. maps evidently showing the carboniferous world of an hundred million or more years ago displayed significant rifts and chasms destined later to separate africa from the once continuous realms of europe (then the valusia of primal legend, asia, the americas, and the antarctic continent. other charts- and most significantly one in connection with the founding fifty million years ago of the vast dead city around us- showed all the present continents well differentiated. and in the latest discoverable specimen- dating perhaps from the pliocene age- the approximate world of today appeared quite clearly despite the linkage of al


HP LOVECRAFT BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP

l night, when he succeeded in persuading slater to don it of his own volition, for his own good. the man had now admitted that he sometimes talked queerly, though he knew not why. within a week two more attacks appeared, but from them the doctors learned little. on the source of slater's visions they speculated at length, for since he could neither read nor write, and had apparently never heard a legend or fairy-tale, his gorgeous imagery was quite inexplicable. that it could not come from any known myth or romance was made especially clear by the fact that the unfortunate lunatic expressed himself only in his own simple manner. he raved of things he did not understand and could not interpret; things which he claimed to have experienced, but which he could not have learned through any norm


HP LOVECRAFT DAGON

ip which had picked up my boat in mid-ocean. in my delirium i had said much, but found that my words had been given scant attention. of any land upheaval in the pacific, my rescuers knew nothing; nor did i deem it necessary to insist upon a thing which i knew they could not believe. once i sought out a celebrated ethnologist, and amused him with peculiar questions regarding the ancient philistine legend of dagon, the fish-god; but soon perceiving that he was hopelessly conventional, i did not press my inquiries. it is at night, especially when the moon is gibbous and waning, that i see the thing. i tried morphine; but the drug has given only transient surcease, and has drawn me into its clutches as a hopeless slave. so now i am to end it all, having written a full account for the informati


HP LOVECRAFT THE CALL OF CTHULHU

ge beast of the unfathomed cave, was, or had at one time been a man! 1998-1999 william johns last modified: 12/18/1999 18:4242the call of cthulhu of such great powers or beings there may be conceivably a survival. a survival of a hugely remote period when. consciousness was manifest, perhaps, in shapes and forms long since withdrawn before the tide of advancing humanity. forms of which poetry and legend alone have caught a flying memory and called them gods, monsters, mythical beings of all sorts and kinds- algernon blackwood i. the horror in clay the most merciful thing in the world, i think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. we live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. the s

ged ones which had come to them from their immemorial meeting-place in the haunted wood. but of those mysterious allies no coherent account could ever be gained. what the police did extract came mainly from an immensely aged mestizo named castro, who claimed to have sailed to strange ports and talked with undying leaders of the cult in the mountains of china. old castro remembered bits of hideous legend that paled the speculations of theosophists and made man and the world seem recent and transient indeed. there had been aeons when other things ruled on the earth, and they had had great cities. remains of them, he said the deathless chinamen had told him, were still to be found as cyclopean stones on islands in the pacific. they all died vast epochs of time before man came, but there were


HP LOVECRAFT THE NAMELESS CITY

ra repelled me and bade me retreat from antique and sinister secrets that no man should see, and no man else had dared to see. remote in the desert of araby lies the nameless city, crumbling and inarticulate, its low walls nearly hidden by the sands of uncounted ages. it must have been thus before the first stones of memphis were laid, and while the bricks of babylon were yet unbaked. there is no legend so old as to give it a name, or to recall that it was ever alive; but it is told of in whispers around campfires and muttered about by grandams in the tents of sheiks so that all the tribes shun it without wholly knowing why. it was of this place that abdul alhazred the mad poet dreamed of the night before he sang his unexplained couplet: that is not dead which can eternal lie, and with str


HP LOVECRAFT THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH

n turning back to stare fascinatedly at the distant black reef. when i spoke to him he did not answer, so i knew i would have to let him finish the bottle. the insane yarn i was hearing interested me profoundly, for i fancied there was contained within it a sort of crude allegory based upon the strangeness of innsmouth and elaborated by an imagination at once creative and full of scraps of exotic legend. not for a moment did i believe that the tale had any really substantial foundation; but none the less the account held a hint of genuine terror if only because it brought in references to strange jewels clearly akin to the malign tiara i had seen at newburyport. perhaps the ornaments bad, after all, come from some strange island; and possibly the wild stories were lies of the bygone obed h

en yet willing to say whether what followed was a hideous actuality or only a nightmare hallucination. the later action of the government, after my frantic appeals, would tend to confirm it as a monstrous truth; but could not an hallucination have been repeated under the quasi-hypnotic spell of that ancient, haunted, and shadowed town? such places have strange properties, and the legacy of insane legend might well have acted on more than one human imagination amidst those dead, stench-cursed streets and huddles of rotting roofs and crumbling steeples. is it not possible that the germ of an actual contagious madness lurks in the depths of that shadow over innsmouth? who can be sure of reality after hearing things like the tale of old zadok allen? the government men never found poor zadok, a

n the most literal way- would be in any way comparable to the demoniac, blasphemous reality that i saw- or believe i saw. i have tied to hint what it was in order to postpone the horror of writing it down baldly. can it be possible that dim planet has actually spawned such things; that human eyes have truly seen, as objective flesh, what man has hitherto known only in febrile phantasy and tenuous legend? and yet i saw them in a limitless stream-flopping, hopping, croaking, bleating- urging inhumanly through the spectral moonlight in a grotesque, malignant saraband of fantastic nightmare. and some of them had tall tiaras of that nameless whitish-gold metal. and some were strangely robed. and one, who led the way, was clad in a ghoulishly humped black coat and striped trousers, and had a man


HP LOVECRAFT THE TOMB

tenancy of the body i now possess. the year after i first beheld the tomb, i stumbled upon a worm-eaten translation of plutarch's lives in the book-filled attic of my home. reading the life of theseus, i was much impressed by that passage telling of the great stone beneath which the boyish hero was to find his tokens of destiny whenever he should become old enough to lift its enormous weight. the legend had the effect of dispelling my keenest impatience to enter the vault, for it made me feel that the time was not yet ripe. later, i told myself, i should grow to a strength and ingenuity which might enable me to unfasten the heavily chained door with ease; but until then i would do better by conforming to what seemed the will of fate. accordingly my watches by the dank portal became less pe


HP LOVECRAFT THE UNNAMABLE

is curiosity was undeterred "and what about the window-panes "they were all gone. one window had lost its entire frame, and in all the others there was not a trace of glass in the little diamond apertures. they were that kind- the old lattice windows that went out of use before 1700. i don't believe they've had any glass for a hundred years or more- maybe the boy broke 'em if he got that far; the legend doesn't say" manton. was reflecting again "i'd like to see that house, carter. where is it? glass or no glass, i must explore ft a little. and the tomb where you put those bones, and the other grave without an inscription- the whole thing must be a bit terrible "you did see it- until it got dark" my friend was more wrought upon than i had suspected, for at this touch of harmless theatricali


HUEBNER LOUISE WITCHCRAFT FOR ALL WICCA 04

least have mustered up the strength to manipulate her jurors and thus go free? they were imposters who left salem rich in history, and the real witches, if there were any, left that city long before history started. a witch is not an ugly old hag. a witch is a winner. no self-respecting, energetic, goodlooking witch would have been caught dead in salem! the shape of witchcraft, in history and in legend, has been as varied as the imagination of the witch or personality involved dared. little in common can be seen between snow white's beautiful but wicked stepmother with her "mirror, mirror, on the wall" and joan of arc with her dedication to a cause, unrelenting drive, thirst for adventure and celestial voices. and certainly these two women would never have felt a rapport with mythology's


INFERNAL UNION

rned apart from the obvious, that of darkness with light. the answer is found in the essences of the witch-king and queen, samael and lilith. their sexual union produced the original spawn of demons and succubi. their continued union through us produces or brings to our awareness, the timeless treasures of knowledge and strength hidden only by our previously ignorant minds. samael is according to legend, the fallen angel taught by belial .he is also known as asmodeus or ashmodei, the yezidi archangel ashamdon, and is the solar aspect of ahriman it seems, whose other name is ashmedai. he is the male serpent who possessed adam in the garden of eden in order to copulate with eve. in the christian apocalypse, and in thelema, he is the beast and the mate of babalon. in the kabbala, samael is th


INITIATION INTO HERMETICS

ing or swimming, corresponding to the kind of object in question. the scholar must be able to transmute his consciousness in any form he likes to without interruption if he wishes to regard this as being mastered. adepts who have been practicing this exercise for years are able to understand any animal and handle it by their will power. in connection with this fact, all we need is to remember the legend of werewolves and other tales i which wizards transmuted themselves into animals. but fairy tales and legends have a far deeper significance to the magician. there is no doubt that these are cases of the so-called black magicians, who adopt all sorts of animal shapes in the invisible world not to be recognized whole doing their wicked work. the good magician will always condemn such actions

ance, others again will protect him. or forward messages to him, etc. there is no need to quote all the possibilities, because all of them are individual and depend on the desires that the magician wants to be realized with the help of the elementaries. the speaking pictures, columns and statures in the temples of the ancient may certainly be interpreted as an outgrowth of elementaries magic. the legend concerning the golem, who is said to have been created by the wise rabbi low in prague likewise goes back to the creation of elementaries. but in the case of golem the creation has been produced with the rites of the quabbalah. anybody who knows of quabbalistic mysticism is informed about these facts. the synthesis remains the same as quoted in this method. method 3: before i explain the pr


IRISH WITCHCRAFT AND DEMONOLOGY

own as the "great earl" who was betrayed and killed in 1583, has passed from the region of history to that of mythology, p. 70 as he is credited with being the husband (or son) of a goddess. not many miles from the city of limerick is a lonely, picturesque lake, lough gur, which was included in his extensive possessions, and at the bottom of which he is supposed to lie enchanted. according to the legend 1 he was a very potent magician, and usually resided in a castle which was built on a small island in that lake. to this he brought his bride, a young and beautiful girl, whom he loved with a too fond love, for she succeeded in prevailing upon him to gratify her selfish desires, with fatal results. one day she presented herself in the chamber in which her husband exercised his forbidden art

k horse that ever was seene, and told him that that horse was the earl of desmond, and that he had three shoes alreadye, when he hath the fourthe shoe, which should be very shortlie, then should the earl be as he was before, thus guarded with many armed men conveying him out of the gates. the fellow came home, but never was any castle in that place either before or since" the local variant of the legend states that the seller of the horse was a clare man, and that he went home after having been paid in gold the full amount of a satisfactory bargain, but on the following morning found to his great mortification, that instead of the gold coins he had only a pocketful of ivy leaves. readers of victor hugo's notre dame will recall the incident of the cu that (apparently) p. 76 was transformed


ISIS UNVEILED

ewhere, in the boundless realm of the unseen universe, the imprint of a curious pic- ture. it is that of a gorgeous standard waving in the heavenly breeze at the foot of the great 'white throne' of the almighty on its crimson rtnmiialf face a cross, symbol of 'the son of god who died for mankind' with an olire branch on one side, and a sword, stained to the hilt with hu- man gore, on the other; a legend selected from the psalma emblazoned in golden letters, reading thus: exurge, domini, ta judica eataam nuam. for such appears the standard of the inquisition, on a photograph in our posaession, from an original procured at tiie escorial of madrid. und^ this christian standard, in the brief space of fourteen years, tomas de torquemada. the confessor of queen isabella, burned over ten thousand

cile the controversies of his putative historians. the tischendorfs, lardners, and colensos, as well as many a catholic divine, who have vainly squeezed the marrow out of historical records and their own br^ns, in the useless search, would at least have had something for which to thank tiie saint. as it is, we are hopelessly left to infer that most of the beatific and divine visions of th^ gtdden legend, and those to be found in the more complete biographies of the most important 'saints' as well as most of the visions of our own persecuted seers and seeresses, were produced by ignorant and undeveloped 'spirits' passionately fond of personating great hbtorical characters. we are quite ready to agree with the chev- alier des mousseaux, and other unrelenting persecutors of magic and spiritua

kabal- ists; creatures with no intellect of their own, but faithful mirrors of the well which evokes, controls, and guides them. we wiu not waste our time in drawing the reader's attention to doubtful or obscure thauma- turgista and exorcizers, but take as our standard one of the greatest saints of catholicism, and select a bouquet from that same prolific con- servatory of pious lies. the golden legend, of james de voragine* st. dominic, the founder of the famous order of that name, is one of the mistiest saints on the calendar. his order was the first that received a solemn confirmation from the pope* and he is well known in histoty as the associate and counsellor of the infamous simon de montfort, the, papal general, whom he helped to butcher the unfortunate ajbigenses in and hear toulo

gin, in proprid persond, a rosary ^ose virtues produced such stupendous miracles that they threw entire- ly into the shade those of the apostles, and even of jesus himself. a man, s^s the biographer, an abandoned sinner, was bold enough to doubt the 146. told by luther in di niui jmtata el unetione moeenkiian. 147. see the lffe i^ st. dontinie, mad the itoiy about the minctiloui ttmazyi tht oauen legend; also j. bo\i ndn. s.i: ada ianclorum,aagaati, lean. xxxv [9. 409, 410: pari. 148. james de varuse, known by the latin obine of jacobus de vta^pae, ma vkmt general of the dominicam aitd biahop ot genoa id 1290. 1. lltirteeotb coitury. digitizecoy google dohinics dialog with the devils 75 virtue of the dominican rosary; and for this unparalleled blasphemy was punished on the spot by having 1

on of the hideous bellowings of the demons, their enforced glorification saint, and so on, is too long for this chapter. suffice it to say that as we read the numerous questions offered by dominic and the answers of the demons, we become fully convinced that they corroborate in every detail the unwarranted assertions and support the interests of the church. the narrative is suggestive. the legend graphically describes the battle of the exorcist with the legion from the bottomless pit. the sulphurous flames which burst forth from the nose, mouth, eyes, and ears, of the demoniac; the sudden appearance of over a hun- dred angeb, clad in golden armor; and, finally, the descent of the blessed virgin herself, in person, bearing a golden rod, with which she adminis- 140. cf. jean martia: a


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nutrition program. technique no. 15: so we can download the goddess energy as follows. step 1: think about the areas that you feel that you (and/or the earth) need to rebalance now. step 2: ask for the perfect goddess/es to work with you now and to step in to influence your (and/or the earth s) field in a way that is perfect for you. step 3: research all you can on her so that you understand her legend, aspects and gifts. step 4: pray and/or sing to her daily to help you (and/or the planet) come into perfect balance with joy, ease and grace. step 5: put her image in your meditation space, activate it to act as a dimensional doorway. of course there are many more goddesses that may be called upon than those who are mentioned above but this will give you an indication of the vastness of the


JENNINGS HARGRAVE ROSICRUCIANS RITES MYSTERIES

esenting the mithraic sacrifice of the bull, with its mystic accompaniments (no. 14, grand central saloon, he will perceive the scarab uis, or crab, playing a peculiar part in the particulars of the grand rite so strangely typified, and also so remotely. the motto placed under the lilies, which are the arms of france, runs as follows: lilia non laborant, neque nent. this is also (as all know) the legend, or motto, accompanying the royal order of knighthood denominated that of the saint-esprit, in france. we are immediately now recalled to those exceedingly obscure, but very significant, words of our saviour, which have always seemed very erroneously interpreted, on account of their obvious contradictions: consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin*

e twin prodigious monoliths, similar in purpose to the artificial pyramids. they must have struck the astonished and awed discoverers gaze, navigating that silent mediterranean (when men seemed as almost to find themselves alone in the world, as the veritable, colossal, natural pillars on which should burn the double lights of the forbidden baal: witness of the ever-perpetuated, ever-perpetuating legend of the fire-making! so to the phoenician sailors, who, we are told, first descried, and then stemmed royally through, magic hieroglyphics. 97 these peaked and jagged and majestic straits doorway to the mighty floor of the new blue ocean, still of the more tyrian crystal depth rolling, in walls of waves, under the enticing blaze of the cloud-empurpled, all-imperial, western sun, whose court

hanius. neatly engraved in a beautiful red sard, fashioned to an octagon form; phallic idols. 275 a shape never met in the class of antique gems, though so much affected in mediaeval art, on account of its supposed mystic virtues (the gnostics, p. 201. fig. 252. one of the gnostic gems, reputed the most efficacious of amulets, is of red jasper, and presents the gorgon s head( gorgoneion, with the legend below, arhgo roromandarh i protect rhoromandares. in india, the great abad is bhudda, bauddha, buddha, or baddha. there is a connection suggested here with the abaddon of the greeks. in the same way, a relation may be traced with budha s spiritual teacher; who was the mythic pythagoras, the originator of the system of transmigration, afterwards transplanted to egypt, and thence to greece. t

orpio in the zodiac. there is a strange confirmation of the account of creation in the book of genesis, in the discovery of the woman and snake in the most ancient babylonian or chald an zodiac. the indian zodiacs and the egyptian zodiacs repeat the same myth, slightly varied in certain particulars. the different versions of the story of the temptation and fall, in the main respects, are the same legend, only altered to suit ideas in every varying country. traversing all the long-descended paths of the mythologies, this singular, but in reality sublime, myth preserves its place, and recurs up to the last in its identity. the first chapter of genesis seems to us to be clearly found here in the signs of the zodiac; which we know are derived from the earliest astronomical studies, and which e

lled letters, is supposed by the more profound of the talmudists to be the introduction of man 310 the rosicrucians. into the world, through the very fact and in the force of his fall, or as arising through the temptation, the chief agent or efficient in which is the snake. thus every letter is an anagram of man, woman, and snake, in various phases of the story. each letter has embodied in it the legend of the temptation, and conceals it safely in a sign. ut omnia uno tenore currant, redeamus ad mysticam serpentis significationem. si igitur sub serpentis imagine phallicum signum intelligimus, quam plana sunt et concinna cuncta pictura lineamenta. neque enim pro phallo poneretur serpens nisi res significata cum typo accurate congrueret (jasher, editio secunda, p. 48. the late dr. donaldson


JESSUP MK THE CASE FOR THE UFO

was run through the small office duplicator twice, once with black ink for the regular text of the book, then once again with red ink, the latter reproducing the mysterious annotations by three men, who may have been gypsies, hoaxters, or space people living among men. the spiral bound 8 x 11 volume, containing more that 200 pages, became known as the annotated edition. the reprint quickly became legend. a few civilian ufo enthusiasts claimed to have seen copies, and it was rumored that a few close associates of the late mr. jessup possessed copies. many people claimed it simply had never existed. because you are now holding a virtually exact facsimile of the annotated edition in your hands, it is most obvious that the book existed. but the big mystery still remains: why did a government c

e philippines for further investigation into the mysterious matter. irrefutable witnesses came forward to swear that the soldier had been on duty in the island city on the night of october 24; just as it had been proved beyond doubt that on the following morning he had been apprehended in the plaza of mexico city, more than nine thousand miles away "froze" or semi-froze, time not recognized. 96 a legend? not according to the records of the chroniclers of the order of san augustin and the order of santo domingo. not according to dr. antonio de morga, high justice of the criminal court of the royal audiencia of new spain, in his sucesos do las islas filipinas. this case of this peripatetic soldier is one where we can tie down both ends of a teleportation peripatetic my eye, he fought like a


KARR DON NOTES ON EDITIONS OF SEFER YETZIRAH IN ENGLISH

g text, and elsewhere* it was by means of the sy that a golem (artificial human) was made. on this, see moshe idel, golem: jewish magical and mystical traditions on the artificial anthropoid (albany: state university of new york press, 1990. on idel s and scholem s conclusions regarding the roots of the golem tradition, see peter sch fer, the magic of the golem: the early development of the golem legend, in journal of jewish studies, vol. xlvi, nos. 1-2 (spring-autumn 1995. 20073 22 other articles: finkel, asher. the exegetic elements of the cosmological work, sepher yesirah, in mystics of the book: themes, topics, and typologies, edited by r. a. herrera (new york: peter lang, 1993) kiener, ronald. the status of astrology in the early kabbalah: from the sefer yesirah to the zohar, in jerus


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n rome from about the 4th century. you will find the 4th century latin preceding the english translations in this remarkable work throughout all of its chapters. beware of the curse of lucifer that precedes the chapters of this manuscript. for you will indeed suffer the plagues contained within the book of lucifer if you add even one word to it! luciferius et tu dominus! lucifer is your lord! the legend this is the legend of the book of lucifer, which has been handed down orally through the ages by the devoted disciples of the book: the 387 legend says, the book was originally written in the blood of its author on parchment made from human skin. the legend says, the book was originally written by a jew named ben shakur. the legend says, ben shakur walked the earth during the reigns of juli

the book of lucifer, which has been handed down orally through the ages by the devoted disciples of the book: the 387 legend says, the book was originally written in the blood of its author on parchment made from human skin. the legend says, the book was originally written by a jew named ben shakur. the legend says, ben shakur walked the earth during the reigns of julius and augustus caesar. the legend says, ben shakur was able to raise the dead. the legend says, ben shakur performed many miracles through the power of lucifer during his life time. the legend says, ben shakur shall return to claim the souls of those that worship lucifer and the book. the legend says, the book was translated into the vulgar of ancient rome by an early pope named sylvester, who reigned during the council of

aise the dead. the legend says, ben shakur performed many miracles through the power of lucifer during his life time. the legend says, ben shakur shall return to claim the souls of those that worship lucifer and the book. the legend says, the book was translated into the vulgar of ancient rome by an early pope named sylvester, who reigned during the council of nicaea in the early 4th century. the legend says, the book is still worshipped today in high circles within the papacy of rome. the legend says, the book was first seen by common men after a copy was taken during the sacking of rome by the vandals. the legend says, the book was worshipped throughout the ages by many secret societies, such as the templars and the priory de sion. the legend says, the book gives great power to its disci

egend says, the book was first seen by common men after a copy was taken during the sacking of rome by the vandals. the legend says, the book was worshipped throughout the ages by many secret societies, such as the templars and the priory de sion. the legend says, the book gives great power to its disciples, and men such as copernicus, galileo, nostradamus and isaac newton have worshipped it. the legend says, you must create a copy of the book with your own blood, when you are elected as a leader in one of these secret societies that still worship the book today. the legend says, that if you add even one word to this book, you shall be cursed by all the powers of lucifer mentioned within contestor ego omni audienti verba prophetiae libri huius si quis adposuerit ad haec adponet luciferius


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ction to the book of zohar: is the second in a series written by kabbalist and scientist rav michael laitman, which will prepare readers to understand the hidden message of the zohar. among the many helpful topics dealt with in this companion text to 109 the science of kabbalah, readers are introduced to the language of roots and branches, without which the stories in the zohar are mere fable and legend. introduction to the book of zohar will certainly furnish readers with the necessary tools to understand authentic kabbalah as it was originally meant to be, as a means to attain the upper worlds. wondrous wisdom: this book presents the first steps, an initial course on kabbalah, based solely on authentic teachings passed down from kabbalist teacher to student over thousands of years. offer


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g 205 through the pages and prepare for an astonishing journey into the upper worlds. introduction to the book of zohar: this volume is a required preparation for those who wish to understand the hidden message of the zohar. among the many helpful topics dealt with in this text, readers are introduced to the language of roots and branches, without which the stories in the zohar are mere fable and legend. introduction to the book of zohar will certainly furnish readers with the necessary tools to understand authentic kabbalah as it was originally meant to be, as a means to attain the upper worlds. wondrous wisdom: this book presents the first steps, an initial course on kabbalah, based solely on authentic teachings passed down from kabbalist teacher to student over thousands of years. offer


LAITMAN M KABBALAH REVEALED

troduction to the book of zohar is the second in a series written by kabbalist and scientist rav michael laitman, which will prepare readers to understand the hidden message of the zohar. among the many helpful topics dealt with in this companion text to the science of kabbalah, readers are introduced to the language of roots and branches, without which the stories in the zohar are mere fable and legend. introduction to the book of zohar will certainly furnish readers with the necessary tools to understand authentic kabbalah as it was originally meant to be, as a means to attain the upper worlds. further reading 161 wondrous wisdom: this book presents the first steps, an initial course on kabbalah, based solely on authentic teachings passed down from kabbalist teacher to student over thous


LAITMAN M KABBALAH SCIENCE AND THE MEANING OF LIFE

roduction to the book of zohar: is the second in a series written by kabbalist and scientist rav michael laitman, which will prepare readers to understand the hidden message of the zohar. among the many helpful topics dealt with in this companion text to the science of kabbalah, readers are introduced to the language of roots and branches, without which the stories in the zohar are mere fable and legend. introduction to the book of zohar will certainly furnish readers with the necessary tools to understand authentic kabbalah as it was originally meant to be, as a means to attain the upper worlds. wondrous wisdom: this book presents the first steps, an initial course on kabbalah, based solely on authentic teachings passed down from kabbalist teacher to student over thousands of years. offer


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here it is offered. however, if a certain location calls to you, then go there. my advice is to search for such moments while studying (this does not exclude the special places, but we ll discuss them some other time with those who can feel the specialty of places) t h e w e l l o f m i r i a m q: many people ask where the well of miriam is, and whether one can drink from it. is this reality or a legend? a: any spiritual source spreads through all the spiritual worlds and must materialize (appear in our physical world. there is a certain force called the bina, the superior mother, and in the physical world it reveals in fountains and springs. however, it is forbidden to relate anything spiritual to water. one who drinks from a fountain does not get anything spiritual from it. the question

roduction to the book of zohar: is the second in a series written by kabbalist and scientist rav michael laitman, which will prepare readers to understand the hidden message of the zohar. among the many helpful topics dealt with in this companion text to the science of kabbalah, readers are introduced to the language of roots and branches, without which the stories in the zohar are mere fable and legend. introduction to the book of zohar will certainly furnish readers with the necessary tools to understand authentic kabbalah as it was originally meant to be, as a means to attain the upper worlds. kabbalah for beginners: by reading this book you will be able to take your first step in understanding the roots of human behaviour and the laws of nature. the contents present the essential princ


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under such circumstances the newly-made m.m. hears for the first time the traditional history which plays so important a part in the masonic scheme. 690. the name commonly given to this extraordinary narrative is perhaps somewhat inappropriate, for a little consideration soon shows us that it cannot seriously be considered as historical in the ordinary sense of the word; but if we accept it as a legend, and invest it with a moral significance, we shall find that it has much to teach us. we need not doubt that its central figure hiram abiff really lived, nor that he was sent by his namesake, hiram, king of tyre, to work for king solomon in connection with the decoration of the temple. he is described in jewish scripture as a clever worker in metals, and those of us who investigated the mak

s central figure hiram abiff really lived, nor that he was sent by his namesake, hiram, king of tyre, to work for king solomon in connection with the decoration of the temple. he is described in jewish scripture as a clever worker in metals, and those of us who investigated the making of the pillars fully confirm that statement, though they do not find him suffering the sanguinary death which the legend asserts. as i mentioned in an earlier chapter, king solomon himself appears to be responsible for introducing into jewish masonry the original form of the story, but not for the insertion of the name which we now use for its hero. moses brought from egypt the myth of the death and resurrection of osiris, and that persisted in a modified form until the time of david. solomon for patriotic re

the time of david. solomon for patriotic reasons transferred the theatre of the drama to jerusalem, and centred its interest round the temple which he had built, winning popularity at the same time by bringing his ritual into accordance with that of surrounding peoples, who were mostly worshippers of the phoenician deity tammuz, afterwards called by the greeks adonis. 691. although he recast the legend, and made it wholly jewish, it was not he who imported into it the name which we know so well, for we find hiram abiff acting as what we should now call w.j.w. at a great private ceremony of consecration and dedication at which solomon fs new ritual was performed for the first time. on the same occasion hiram, king of tyre, took the part of w.s.w, though for some obscure reason his visit wa

mmadans; but he said to them: gwhy should you turn towards mecca for your devotions? i have a very fine temple here; turn to it and not to arabia when you recite your prayers. h they seem to have accepted the suggestion, and in this way arose a variation- in the cult which may well puzzle the historians a century later. 693. bro. ward, in his recent book who was hiram abiff? argues that the whole legend is nothing but an adaptation of the myth of tammuz, that hiram abiff was one of a group of priest-kings, and was slain by the others as a voluntary sacrifice at the dedication of the temple, in order to bring good fortune upon the building. he adduces much evidence in support of this theory, and displays a vast amount of erudition and research, gathering together an amazing collection of th


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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 osiris. the meaning of the story. the inner mysteries of osiris. the office of master. the higher black masonry in the mysteries. white masonry in the mysteries. the stages of the occult path. the first three initiations. the fourth initiation. the fifth initiation and beyond. chapter iii the cretan mysteries the unity of the mysteries. life in ancient crete. the cretan race. recent disc

c degrees will be developed more fully as we proceed. we must realize that in masonic ritual it is not a case of one orthodoxy, and a number of heresies and schisms; it is rather that there are as many lines of tradition in form as there are types of succession in inner power. the mysteries worked in the different countries of the ancient world varied considerably in the details of their form and legend, and vestiges of these differences remain in the various workings now in use among us. many equally valid streams of tradition have crossed and recrossed one another throughout the ages, and have influenced each other to a greater or less degree. the seating of the principal officers in a craft lodge, for instance, differs in english and continental masonry. english masonry follows the old

e conducted seemingly about ordinary every-day affairs, but in reality upon the secrets of the mysteries. much instruction was given in this way; a lecture or address might be delivered publicly by one of the priests, bearing two entirely distinct meanings- the one ethical and intended for the helping of people who were not initiated, and the other esoteric, for the students of the mysteries. the legend that masonry possesses a universal language known only to the brn. may be an echo of tradition about this ancient and secret tongue. 126. this secret tongue of the initiates was also used in inscriptions, and in the hieroglyphic wall-paintings and papyri. many of the inscriptions, telling of the victories of some great pharaoh, could be read in a hidden sense, and they then conveyed spiritu

ndidate had to pass through a symbolical representation of the suffering, death and rising again of osiris, which included his experiences between death and resurrection, when he entered the world of amenta, and became the judge of the dead, who should decide for each soul what measure of felicity was due to him, and turn back to earthly incarnation those who needed further human development. the legend of the death and resurrection of osiris was well known to all the people of egypt, both initiates and profane, and there were great public ceremonies, corresponding to those of our good friday and easter day in catholic countries, when these mystic events were celebrated with the utmost splendour and with the heartfelt devotion of the people. 140. the story of osiris is nowhere found in a c

all leave this unspoken(*her. bk. ii, 170, 171) 142. diodorus writes to the same effect: 143. in olden days according to received tradition the priests kept the manner of the death of osiris as a secret; but in after times it came about through the indiscretion of some that that which had been hidden in silence among the few, was noised abroad among the many(*diod, sic. hist. bk. i, xxi) 144. the legend of osiris 145. the best exoteric account of the legend is preserved for us by plutarch in his treatise de iside et osiride, written in greek about the middle of the first century of our era, a large portion of which is substantiated by the egyptian hieroglyphic texts which have been deciphered by scholars. it may be briefly summarized as follows: 146. osiris was a wise king in egypt who set


LEWIS JAMES SATANISM TODAY AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION FOLKLORE AND POPULAR CULTURE

c ritual abuse;mind control for further reading: hicks, robert d. the pursuit of satan: the police and the occult. buffalo, ny: prometheus books, 1991. lewis, james r. cults in america. santa barbara, ca: abc-clio, 1998. richardson, james t, joel best, and david g. bromley, eds. the satanism scare. new york: aldine de gruyter, 1991. victor, jeffrey s. satanic panic: the creation of a contemporary legend. chicago: open court, 1993. apparition the term apparition usually refers to immaterial appearances of people, also called ghosts, animals, objects, and spirits. despite much skepticism, reports of apparitions have always had a particular importance in folk belief and in the history of religion. even though there can be religious apparitions (e.g, an apparition of the virgin, they are tradi

s. that very night, the buddha achieved enlightenment. see also demons; hinduism for further reading: conze, edward. buddhist thought in india. 1962. reprint, ann arbor: university of michigan press, 1967. garg, ganga ram, ed. encyclopaedia of the hindu world. vol. 2. new delhi: concept publishing, 1992. ronner, john. know your angels: the angel almanac with biographies of 100 prominent angels in legend and folklore, and much more. murfreesboro, tn:mamre, 1993. stutley,margaret, and james stutley. harper s dictionary of hinduism: its mythology, folklore, philosophy, literature, and history. new york: harper& row, 1977. aquinas, thomas anyone assailed is exercised by fighting against opposition. it was fitting for this procuring of man s welfare to be brought about through the wicked angels

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 asmodeus is said to be the fatherin- law of the bar shalmon, who is a demon. and in the devil s own dear son, by james branch asmodeus (bridgeman art gallery) aurum solis 17 cabell,asmodeus is the son of sammael and lilith (who is adam s first wife. in the legends of solomon, asmodeus (also known as saturn, marcolf, or morolf) is held responsible for creating carousels, music, dancing, and

rses from a later time, the rabbis seem to have interpreted this passage as ascribing the name azazel to the devil, or to one of the devil s infernal chieftains. see also demons; judaism for further reading: davidson, gustav. a dictionary of angels including the fallen angels. new york: free press, 1967. ronner, john. know your angels: the angel almanac with biographies of 100 prominent angels in legend and folklore, and much more. murfreesboro, tn:mamre, 1993. backward masking backward masking refers to the insertion of subliminal messages into a piece of music by recording it backwards onto the soundtrack. a message so recorded can be detected and thereby unmasked by playing the song in reverse. according to some conservative christians, rock music companies routinely incorporate satanic

opriate time. at the end of the bardo, the effigy is hung with ornaments and dismantled, and the ghost of the death is warned not to return to haunt the body. the corpse, meanwhile, is given a funeral. tibetans favor cremation, as they believe earth burial can cause the dead one to survive as a vampire. another favored means is to dismember the corpse and leave it to the birds. the beast computer legend 23 at the moment of death, the spirit sees the primary clear light, and experiences ecstasy. all persons get at least a glimpse of the clear light, but the more enlightened can see it longer and use it to transcend the cycle of death and rebirth to a higher reality. most relapse into the secondary clear light, a lesser ecstasy. the second stage is like an awakening, in which the spirit is p


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ied asenath daughter of poti-phera priest of on. on spelt u as a formula is another matter entirely; see col. clxxxvii. hrumachis is probably a variant spelling of harmachis (hor-maku, said by budge (gods of the egyptians vol. i p. 470) to be the greek name for heru-khuti, horus of the two horizons, who represented the sun from sunrise to sunset. line 13: chomse also spelt khons or khensu. in one legend (cited by budge, op. cit. i, 448) he is said to be the son of the cat goddess bast who was also associated with the moon (to complicate matters bast has solar aspects in some accounts. lines 16, 32-bis: ahapshi is the apis bull (gd coptic spelling. ameshet is amset (or mestha, one of the children of horus. line 17: the rekti goddesses and merti goddesses both appear to have been specific ti


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expound unto thee the true doctrine of magick. every force acteth, in due proportion, on all things with which it is connected. thus a burning forest causes chemical change by combustion, and giveth heat and motion to the air about it by the operation of physical laws, and exciteth thought and emotion in the man whom it reacheth through his organs of perception. consider (even though it were but legend) the fall of the apple of isaac newton, its effect upon the spiritual destinies of man! consider also that no force cometh ever to the end of its work! the air that is moved by my breath is a disturbance or change of equilibrium that cannot be fully compensated and brought to naught, though the ons be endless. who then shall deny the possibility of magick? well said frazer, the most learned

stery. understand thou this, o my son, as i take leave of thee in this epistle, that the summit of wisdom is the opening of the way that leadeth unto thecrown and essence of all, to the soul of the child horus, the lord of the on. this way is the path of the pure fool. amoun. o liber aleph vel cxi 208 zw de oraculo summo (of the last oracle) nd who is this pure fool? lo, in the sagas of old time, legend of scald, of bard, of druid, cometh he not in green like spring? o thou great fool, thou water that art air, in whom all complex is resolved! yes, thou in ragged raiment, with the staff of priapus and the wineskin! thou standest up on the crocodile, like hoorpa- kraat; and the great cat leapeth upon thee! yea, and more also i have known thee who thou art, bacchus diphues, none and two, in t


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an beyond all else that thou hast. 38. concerning minor methods adjuvant in the ceremonies. iii. rehearsal. it may assist if the traditional history of the particular deity be rehearsed before him; perhaps this is best done in dramatic form. this method is the main one recommended in the .exercitios espirituales. of st ignatius, whose work may be taken as a model. let the philosophus work out the legend of his own particular deity, and apportioning days to events, live that life in imagination, exercising the five senses in turn, as occasion arises. 39. concerning minor methods adjuvant in the ceremonies. iv. duresse. this method consists in cursing a deity recalcitrant; as, threatening ceremonially .to burn the blood of osiris, and to grind down his bones to powder. this method is altoget


LIBER CCC KHABS AM PEKHT

all be the whole of the law. firstly, let thine attention be directed to this planet, how the aon of horus is made manifest by the universal war. this is the first great and direct result of the equinox of the gods, and is the preparation of the hearts of men for the reception of the law. let us remind you that this is a magical formula of cosmic scope, and that it is given in exact detail in the legend of the golden fleece. jason, who in this story represents the beast, first fits out a ship guided by wisdom or athena, and this is his aspiration to the great work. accompanied by many heroes, he comes to the place of the fleece, but they can do nothing until medea, the scarlet woman, puts into his hands a posset .drugged with somnolence, sleepy with poppy and white hellebore. for the drago


LIBER LXVII THE SWORD OF SONG

is universal, since even a buddha must breathe. the third precept this prece[pt, against adultery, i shall touch but lightly. not that i consider the subject unpleasant.far from it!.but since the english section of my readers, having unclean minds, will otherwise find a fulcrum therein for their favourite game of slander. let it suffice if i say that the buddha.in spite of the ridiculous membrane legend* one of those foul follies which idiot devotees invent only too freely. was a confirmed and habitual adulterer. it* membrum virile illius in membrana inclusum esse aiunt, ne copulare posset. would be easy to argue with hegel-huxley that he who thinks of an act commits it (cf. jesus also in this connection, though he only knows the creative value of desire, and that since a and not-a are mut

ld have stilled; but this was too near his pet chakra.4 .here i am. he meditated .above all change; and yet an hour ago i was indra; and before that his flute-girl; and then a nat; and then a parrot; and then a hathi..oh, the hathis pilin. teak in the sludgy, squdgy creek. sang parameshvara. why, it goes 1 .innumerable. the highest unit of the fantastic hindu arithmetic. 2 10.000. 3 see the witty legend in the questions of king milinda. 4 meditation may be performed on any of seven .chakras (wheels or centres) in the body. the three characteristics 75 back and back, like a biograph out of order, and there.s no sort of connection between one and the other. hullo, what.s that? why, there.s a holy man near that bo-tree. he.ll tell me what it all means. poor silly old lord of the universe! had

necessarily an evil. i have not come to found a hundred years club, and to include mosquitoes in the membership. in this case to have kept perdu. r abu alive was to have played into the hands of his enemies. my first precept is merely a general rule.3 in 1 the buddha had such long ears that he could cover the whole of his face with them. ears are referred to spirit in hindu symbolism, so that the legend means he could conceal the lower elements and dwell in this alone. 2 here is the little rift within the lute which alienated crowley from active work on buddhist lines; the orthodox failing to see his attitude. 3 a more likely idea that the brilliantly logical nonsense of .pansil. supra. the three characteristics 77 the bulk of cases one should certainly abstain from destroying life, that i


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orm of desire, the effect is short circuited by lust of result. egotistical identification, fear of failure, and the reciprocal desire not to achieve desire, arising from our dual nature, destroy the result. therefore, when selecting topics for concentration, choose subjects of no spiritual, egotistical, intellectual, emotional, or useful significance- meaningless things. object concentration the legend of the evil-eye derives from the ability of wizards and sorcerers to give a fixed dead stare. this ability can be practiced against any object- a mark on a wall, something in the distance, a star in the night sky- anything. to hold an object with an absolutely fixed, unwavering gaze for more than a few moments proves extraordinarily difficult, yet it must be persisted in for hours at a time


LIBER SAMEKH

sage: gsuch, at least is the traditional interpretation. but there is a deeper design which may be expressed through the direction of rotation. certain forces of the most formidable character may be invoked by circumambulation widdershins when it is executed with intent towards them, and the initiated technique. of such forces typhon is the type and the war of the titans against the olympians the legend (teitan, titan, has in greek the numerical value of 666. h (for example, if invoking the powers of the constellation of the bear, associated with typhon-set in graco-egyptian magick, one might used widdershins motions, from the apparent motion of the stars about the pole star. as noted, while in section a. the entity invoked is hailed as gasar-un-nefer h, the opening of section c. is striki


LINDOW JOHN NORSE MYTHOLOGY A GUIDE TO THE GODS HEROES RITUALS AND BELIEFS

bishops, some of the most famous skalds served at the courts of kings and other powerful rulers. sometimes these men gave the skalds valuable gifts, such as a shield, and if the shield was decorated with scenes taken from narrative, the skald might compose a poem describing those scenes as thanks for the gift. such a shield poem can be of considerable interest in the study of mythology and heroic legend, for the scenes depicted on shields tended to be from those realms. there are other examples of this sort of ekphrasis (greek: ga plain declaration, h in this context a text about an image) in the skaldic corpus, such as ulf uggason fs husdrapa, which describes carvings in a newly built hall in late-tenth-century iceland. in some cases we lack the context of a poem but can surmise the exist

dic poetry and the verse of the other older germanic languages, but they took on a special importance in skaldic poetry because skalds linked them by using one kenning as the modifier of a base word to create another, for example, gtree of the din of spears h for warrior. the examples i have chosen so far are relatively obvious, but skalds also made kennings based on narrative, that is, on heroic legend and myth. for example, they called gold gthe headpiece of sif, h which is only comprehensible if one knows the myth in which loki cuts off sif fs hair and has the dwarfs make golden hair to replace it. kennings can be helpful in dating myths, for a kenning that relies on a myth indicates the myth was known to the skald and his audience at a given time. seeing whether a minor god or goddess

understand it as a member of the audience. it is certainly possible that knowledge of the myths survived the conversion to christianity because of the value early christian iceland placed on the skaldic poems about kings and rulers. in other words, it is possible that the continued transmission of poetry about early kings and battles as historical sources required a continuing knowledge of heroic legend and of myth, not as the object of belief or as something associated with cult but simply as stories that people interested in the history of their own culture had to know. in the same way, students today may study the bible to be able to understand allusions in older literature. it is even possible to imagine that eddic poems continued to be recited for their narrative value in support of t

urney to geirrod, but thereafter it is dropped. additional mythic narratives in skaldskaparmal include the acquisition from one set of dwarfs of sif fs golden hair, the ship skidbladnir, odin fs spear gungnir, odin fs ring draupnir, frey fs boar gullinborsti, and thor fs hammer mjollnir, and the subsequent acquisition from another dwarf of the gold and cursed ring that play a large role in heroic legend. a good deal of heroic legend is also recounted in skaldskaparmal. it seems that snorri next was moved to write up the rest of the myths and to do so with a frame story consistently carried out. the result was gylfaginning (deluding of gylfi. here the frame story has a swedish king, gylfi, come to visit asgard. he does so because he has heard that all goes to the will of the asir, and he wi

appear in the european languages. during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries norse mythology was the vogue, especially in germany and scandinavia, and many of the famous romantic poets reworked stories from norse mythology into drama or verse. romantic painters also found inspiration in the norse myths. in a way the ultimate result of this romantic interest in norse myth and heroic legend was the opera cycle by the german composer richard wagner entitled der ring des nibelungen (the ring of the nibelung. this mighty work, originally intended to be heard over the course of just three days, consists of a prologue called das rheingold (the rhine-gold, followed by three hefty threeact operas, die walkure (the valkyrie, siegfried, and gotterdammerung (twilight of the gods. wagner


LUCIFERIAN SORCERY

at grimoire of vampiric sorcery and chaos magick by michael ford, 1999, 2001 saturn itself is the lower octave of which initiation is led, and through this planetary symbol may the practitioner emerge through the dual gnosis of lucifer and shaitan, the gateways of becoming upon the path. the order of phosphorus is founded upon the techniques taught through the lore of witches sabbat, the lore and legend of the old transferred into magickal technique. the common history of the gnosis is labeled luciferian as it was indeed lucifer and azazel who brought the black flame to humanity, enabled it to rise above the mongoloid putty of our ancestors and become something beautiful. witchcraft was a natural tool, taught by luciferic angels known as the watchers, and their cain inspired brethren known

n history of the gnosis is labeled luciferian as it was indeed lucifer and azazel who brought the black flame to humanity, enabled it to rise above the mongoloid putty of our ancestors and become something beautiful. witchcraft was a natural tool, taught by luciferic angels known as the watchers, and their cain inspired brethren known as the nephilim. this is the lore of the nightside, from which legend becomes desire which takes flesh. the very beginnings of witchcraft hold much lore and legend as any other religion or socio-formulated belief pattern. in the beginning within the great darkness, diana (liliththe moon) joined with lucifer (the sun) and produced the daughter and goddess aradia, or by some suggestion hecate. the watchers led by azazel, after lucifer fell from the heavens join

is a spirit or intelligence which can be related to ones evil genius, or hidden self, or the holy guardian angel, which is a perfected manifestation of the self in anthropomorphic form. the devil would not lead us to death and fire, but to life, creation, pleasure, ecstasy and wisdom. lucifer has been described within a witches sabbat context before, specifically as the husband of diana from the legend originating from italian folklore. lucifer (the sun) was the husband of diana (the moon; the two were joined in a great union of opposites. it is the development of the individual towards a partial solitary path which opens each aspect of initiation towards the advancement of the human spirit. this means positive evolution, discipline, understanding and mental strength is the building block

e circle will enflame the self during invocation; that is to envision each manifestation via minds eye with each call. for instance, when one calls south, they would envision the fire djinn, in the north, seth. this is the key to the success of magical work; the imagination. south the devil-djinn mentioned is shaitan or azazel, the fallen seraph whom is made entirely of flame. it is this original legend which brought forth the separation of the goddivinity or natural order to an adversarial or antinomianian process of anti-order. the mentioning of blackened light is the light of azazel, or shaitan embodied on earth through cain, the initiator of the sethanic path of witchcraft. east lucifer as azazel in the earthbound form, the mentioning of twelve wings in reference to the serpent angel


LUCIFERIAN WITCHCRAFT AN INTRODUCTION

sufism and the various parallel witch ways of tribes of the deserts are essential productive and beneficial for the advancement in human thinking. there is much to be learnt from other cultures, however the heart of such always emanates within a focus of folk magic or witchcraft. the order of phosphorus is founded upon the techniques taught through the lore of luciferian witchcraft, the lore and legend of the old transferred into magickal technique. the common history of the gnosis is labeled sethian as it was indeed lucifer/seth and azazel who brought the black flame to humanity, enabled it to rise above the mongoloid putty of our ancestors and become something beautiful. witchcraft was a natural tool, taught by luciferic angels known as the watchers, and their cain inspired brethren kno

history of the gnosis is labeled sethian as it was indeed lucifer/seth and azazel who brought the black flame to humanity, enabled it to rise above the mongoloid putty of our ancestors and become something beautiful. witchcraft was a natural tool, taught by luciferic angels known as the watchers, and their cain inspired brethren known as the nephilim. this is the lore of the nightside, from which legend becomes desire which takes flesh. the shadow world of the magickian is shrouded in arcane wisdom and infernal teachings, all the while embracing the light of the morning star and the sun rising within. the actual practice of magick demands patience and the will to continue, for the many challenges of such a path are meant to weed the strong from the weak. what should be considered in some a

toph) is a spirit or intelligence which can be related to ones evil genius, or hidden self, or the holy guardian angel, which is a perfected manifestation of the self in anthropomorphic form. the devil would not lead us to death and fire, but to life, creation, pleasure, ecstasy and wisdom. lucifer has been described within a sabbatic context before, specifically as the husband of diana from the legend originating from italian folklore. lucifer (the sun) was the husband of diana (the moon; the two were joined in a great union of opposites. it is the development of the individual towards a partial solitary path which opens each aspect of initiation towards the advancement of the human spirit. this means positive evolution, discipline, understanding and mental strength is the building block


LUCIFERIAN WITCHCRAFT THE MYSTERY REVEALED

ich we work through in order to ultimately emerge through the left hand path. the two paths are essentially united consciously, from which each individual will be able to unite the microcosm with the macrocosm, the angelic and the demonic, the shadow and the light, all opposites in union. this is the work of the beast 666 and babalon conjoined. the very beginnings of witchcraft hold much lore and legend as any other religion or socio-formulated belief pattern. in the beginning within the great darkness, diana (liliththe moon) joined with lucifer (the sun) and produced the daughter and goddess aradia, or by some suggestion hecate. the watchers led by azazel, after lucifer fell from the heavens joined with man s daughters and produced the nephilim. the watchers then taught man and woman the


MANLY P HALL THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES

ancient mysteries and secret societies, part three atlantis and the gods of antiquity the life and teachings of thoth hermes trismegistus the initiation of the pyramid isis, the virgin of the world the sun, a universal deity the zodiac and its signs the bembine table of isis wonders of antiquity the life and philosophy of pythagoras pythagorean mathematics the human body in symbolism the hiramic legend the pythagorean theory of music and color fishes, insects, animals, reptiles and birds (part one) fishes, insects, animals, reptiles and birds (part two) flowers, plants, fruits, and trees stones, metals and gems ceremonial magic and sorcery the elements and their inhabitants hermetic pharmacology, chemistry, and therapeutics the qabbalah, the secret doctrine of israel fundamentals of qabba

numerical values of letters--method of securing the numerical power of words--an introduction to the pythagorean theory of numbers--the sieve of eratosthenes--the meanings of the ten numbers. 69 the human body in symbolism the philosophical manikin--the three universal centers--the temples of initiation--the hand in symbolism--the greater and lesser man--the anthropos, or oversoul. 73 the hiramic legend the building of solomon's temple--the murder of chiram abiff--the martyrdom of jacques de molay--the spirit fire and the pineal gland--the wanderings of the astronomical chiram--cleopatra's needle and masons' marks. 77 the pythagorean theory of music and color pythagoras and the diatonic scale--therapeutic music--the music of the spheres--the use of color in symbolism--the colors of the spe

arians are occasionally included among the dialectic philosophers. euclid (who died 374? b.c) was succeeded in his school by eubulides, among whose disciples were alexinus and apollonius cronus. euphantus, who lived to great age and wrote many tragedies, was among the foremost followers of eubulides. diodorus is usually included in the megarian school, having heard eubulides lecture. according to legend, diodorus died of grief because he could not answer instantly certain questions asked him by stilpo, at one time master of the megarian school. diodorus held that nothing click to enlarge plato. from thomasin's recuil des figures, groupes, thermes, fontaines, vases et autres ornaments. plato's real name was aristocles. when his father brought him to study with socrates, the great skeptic de

anity. everything with which the enthusiasts of the early christian church might not agree they declared to be inspired by the devil. that simon magus had mysterious and supernatural powers is conceded even by his enemies, but they maintained that these powers were lent to him by the infernal spirits and furies which they asserted were his ever present companions. undoubtedly the most interesting legend concerning simon is that which tells of his theosophic contests with the apostle peter while the two were promulgating their differing doctrines in rome. according to the story that the church fathers have preserved, simon was to prove his spiritual superiority by ascending to heaven in a chariot of fire. he was actually picked up and carried many feet into the air by invisible powers. when

the material body of nature was called apis; the soul which escaped from the body at death but was enmeshed with the form during physical life was designated serapis. c. w. king believes serapis to be a deity of brahmanic extraction, his name being the grecianized form of ser-adah or sri-pa, two titles ascribed to yama, the hindu god of death. this appears reasonable, especially since there is a legend to the effect that serapis, in the form of a bull, was driven by bacchus from india to egypt. the priority of the hindu mysteries would further substantiate such a theory. among other meanings suggested for the word serapis are "the sacred bull "the sun in taurus "the soul of osiris "the sacred serpent" and "the retiring of the bull" the last appellation has reference to the ceremony of dro


MARS COCIDIUS AND THE REDCAPS IN LANCASHIRE

onnet on their heads, and are generally bearded with wrinkled aged faces. the red caps are murderous, and kill by rolling boulders or tearing at people with their sharp claws. they then proceed to drink the blood of their victims and dip their hats in the blood, giving rise to the name of red caps. in particular they haunt castles with a reputation for evil events in the past. in the folklore and legend of hermitage castle in roxburghshire bad lord soulis, a man with an evil reputation is said to have had a red cap as a familiar. powries are virtually indistinguishable from the red caps, as are the dunters, who haunt castles with the constant sound of beating flax. it has been suggested that these spirits are the memories of foundation sacrifices, a custom that was practised within written

ies. the loss of this would have been a disaster to both the individual and his whole family. that the only etruscan votive of laran to be found in britain that i have heard of came into my hands is in itself surprising; but this coincidence was just the first of many. the etruscan deity laran (also called maris later mars) was one of a pair of deities, twins. laran s twin was tages. according to legend laran had the head& neck of a swan in childhood before assuming human shape at maturity, and tages the wings of a swan. laran was a deity of protection, the protector of the flocks and the community, a god of divination and of agriculture and fertility. he was above all a god of the countryside in this form he was often named and represented as picus the red capped green woodpecker (picus v


MASTERING WITCHCRAFT

witch, it would be advisable for you to be acquainted with at least the essence of witch history. by this i do not mean such things as the over familiar accounts of gilles de rais' necrophilic exploits and massacres or mother shipton's quaint prophecies, but rather a general survey of those events in witchcraft which stand out as signposts of the black craft's history. witch history is steeped in legend, hidden in antiquity. there are few written sources, and those that exist are generally obscure, of an oblique nature, casting light upon rather than informing directly. for instance, italian witch lore presents us with the following creation story: in the beginning the great darkness, diana, divided herself into two equal and opposite forces, night and day. the night was ruled over by dian

nd day. the night was ruled over by diana herself as the moon, the day by her alter ego and brother, lucifer, the sun. diana, inasmuch as the moon is ever pursuing the sun across the sky, became enamoured of her brother the sun and seduced him in the shape of his pet cat. the offspring from this union was a daughter, aradia or herodias, the archetypal "avatar" or patroness of all witches. in this legend of diana with its gnostic overtones, there are reflections of the cabalistic tradition of naamah, the seductress of the fallen angel azael. naamah, is synonymous with babylonian lilith, and azael is none other than babylonian shamash, the sun-god in his underworld aspect as lord of riches and artificer of metals. in fact he is the alter ego of tubal cain himself, naamah's own brother. azael

fallen angel azael. naamah, is synonymous with babylonian lilith, and azael is none other than babylonian shamash, the sun-god in his underworld aspect as lord of riches and artificer of metals. in fact he is the alter ego of tubal cain himself, naamah's own brother. azael or azazel, is in fact one of the modern witch's gods. which brings me to the crux of the matter. according to ancient magical legend, azael was originally one of those beings of primordial fire, first created dwellers in the high heaven, referred to by the christian church as messengers, or angels, by the greeks as daemons. azael and his followers, according to old lore, in defiance of their masters, elected to descend upon the earth countless eons ago, for the purpose of educating and civilizing primitive man as he then

o old lore, in defiance of their masters, elected to descend upon the earth countless eons ago, for the purpose of educating and civilizing primitive man as he then existed. whether it was part of their original plan or merely a side issue, these angelic beings "sons of god" or "watchers of the heavens" as they were entitled, elected to mate with womankind. the book of genesis briefly records the legend thus: and it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of god saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and they took wives of all which they chose. however, the ancient book of noah written several hundred years before the birth of christ is more explicit. and the angels, the children of heaven, saw and lusted af

irection and increasingly devoted themselves to the pursuit of hideous delights and necromantic pastimes besides which gilles de rais' antics are said to pall into insignificance. and they [the giants] began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones] book of enoch, ibid- legend has it that the watchers, in despair at the evil that had been unleashed upon the world by their hand, took counsel among themselves and wielded their power to cast down the lands wherein the nephelim dwelt, overwhelming the entire population in one day and night by volcanic upheaval and subsequent flood, of such a planetary magnitude that to this day, throughout many parts of the world, th


MATHERS MACGREGOR THE GREATER KEY OF SOLOMON VOL 2

joshua was to destroy. joshua, or jehoshua the saviour, is a symbol of the messiach. book two page 125 his name is composed of the letters of the divine tetragram changed into the pentagram by the addition of the letter schin (see figure 94. each letter of this pentagram represents a power of good attacked by the five accursed nations. for the real history of the people of god is the allegorical legend of humanity. the five accursed nations are: 1. the amalekites or aggressors; 2. the geburim or violent ones; 3. the raphaim or cowards; 4. the nephilim or voluptuous ones; 5. the anakim or anarchists. the anarchists are vanquished by the yod, which is the sceptre of the father. the violent are vanquished by the he, which is the gentleness of the mother. the cowards are vanquished by the vau


MEANING OF MASONRY

here can be no peculiar virtue or interest in continuing to imitate the customs of ancient trade-guilds for the mere sake of so doing; or of keeping on foot a costly organization for teaching men the elementary symbolism of a few building tools, supplemented by a considerable amount of social conviviality. upon a little thought it becomes pretty obvious that our third degree and the great central legend that forms the climax of the craft system cannot have, and can never have had, any direct or practical bearing upon, or connection with, the trade of the operative mason. it may be urged that we have our great charity system and that the social side of our proceedings is a valuable and humanizing asset. granted, but other people and other societies are philanthropic and social as well as we

ricks, the intention of masonry was to deal solely and simply with the greater science of soul-building; and, save for retaining certain analogies which the art of the practical stone-mason provided, thenceforward it became dedicated to purposes that are wholly spiritual, religious and philosophic. perhaps the chief evidence of the transformation thus effected was the incorporation of the central legend and traditional history comprised in our third degree. obviously that legend can have had no relation to, or practical bearing upon, the operative builders' trade. i will ask you to reflect that no building of stone, no temple or other edifice capable of being built with hands, has remained unfinished through the death of any professional architect such as hiram abiff is popularly supposed

e know how to erect buildings to-day quite as well as our hebrew forefathers did who built the famous temple at jerusalem, and indeed a well known architect has stated that most of our london churches are, both for size and ornamentation, far larger and more splendid than that temple ever was. our duty then is to look behind the literal story; to pierce the veil of allegory contained in the great legend and to grasp the significance of its true purport. that which is lost is to be found, we are told, with the centre. but if we enquire what a centre is, the average mason will give you nothing more than the official, enigmatic and not very luminous answer that it is a point within a circle from which every part of the circumference is equidistant. but what circle? and what circumference, for

ur own doctrine; we can scarcely claim to have been regularly initiated, passed and raised in the higher sense of those expressions, whatever ceremonies we have formally passed through" the letter killeth, the spirit giveth life" let us enquire what the spirit of this puzzle-language is. the method of all great religious and initiatory systems has been to teach their doctrine in the form of myth, legend or allegory. as our first tracing-board lecture says" the philosophers, unwilling to expose their mysteries to vulgar eyes, meaning concealed their tenets and principles of philosophy under hieroglyphical figures" and our traditional history is one of these hieroglyphical figures. now the literally-minded never see behind the letter of the allegory. the truly initiated mind discerns the all

e allegory. the truly initiated mind discerns the allegory's spiritual value. in fact, part of the purpose of all initiation was, and still is, to educate the mind in penetrating the outward shell of all phenomena, and the value of initiation depends upon the way in which the inward truths are allowed to influence our thought and lives and to awaken in us still deeper powers of consciousness. the legend of the third degree, then, in which the essence of masonic doctrine lies, was brought into our system by some advanced minds who derived their knowledge from other and concealed sources. the legend is an adaptation of a very old one and existed in various forms long before its association with modern masonry. in the guise of a story about the building of a temple by king solomon at jerusale


MICHAEL FORD A RITE OF THE WEREWOLF

t. it is the passing of that rite of initiation that will prepare the witch to travel forth to the infernal sabbat, symbolized as the persian arezura, the place in the north, the gates of hell. let the practitioner be perfectly still in focus and will, that nothing shall break his or her concentration of that task which draws the ka (the astral or body of light) further into darkness. as with the legend of pierre bourgot and michel verdung2 the initiate shall have one who shall be as the lord of the forest. in the legend aforementioned, pierre bourgot had lost his sheep in the forest around the year of 1521, becoming distressed when unable to find them. three black riders approached him, the third saying whither away, you seem to be in trouble, the rider then told the boy not to worry that


MICHAEL FORD WITCHMOON

usands of years there have been tales of beasts haunting the countryside by night, demons which stalk the roads and pathways of the forests. corpses who enter the chambers of the sleeping for sexual congress. the wild hunt which rides the northern skies in the autumn, searching for souls to join their ghastly celebrations. the undead in european folklore are immensely strong and colorful in their legend. walking corpses known as draugr, which is described as an animated corpse which crawls from its own grave mound to haunt the night and its prudent folk. draugr was one of the main undead that existed in icelandic folklore, the creature would always incarnate in it's old flesh or the flesh of some dead near it. the term ghost would often be used to describe it, despite it's manifestation in

blood. ceremonials are also called upon for a great purpose or astral blood sacrifice. each god form would sacrifice an amount of collected astral energy into what is known as a psychomantieon. a psychomantieon or necromantieon is a mirror that is 37 37 used as the gateway towards the astral world. it is also an object used in the black temple workings as a gateway to the dead. do you recall the legend of lilith living in the mirror and the various vampiric tales of beings communicating through mirrors? vampiric god forms exhale large amounts of astral blood towards this psychomantieon/necromantieon until near exhaustion. this coincides with a sigil representing the groups desire. upon the sacrifice the magus would destroy the sigil in the flames of the ceremony. each member at some point


MICHAEL TSARION ATLANTIS ALIEN VISITATION AND GENETIC MANIPULATION

master of all the arts, but also the far-shooter. here is a description of his strange lance: he also had a magic spear, whichhe had no need to wield himself, for it was alive andthirsted for bloodwhen battle was near it was drawn out; then it roared and struggledagainst its thongs; fire flashed from itit tore through and through the ranks of the enemy,never tired of slaying (see celtic myth and legend by charles squire; the book of con-quests, and the silver arm by jim fitzpatrick) another weapon of power was the sword of the high king nuada, called retaliator. itis the prototype of excalibur. retaliator was said to vibrate in the presence of negativeforces or enemies. the celts had the strange prohibition that no king could rule whowas blemished. this does not make sense until we realiz

ense until we realize what it relates to isgenetic alteration. the high king of the gaels, nuada himself, had to step down asleader after his arm was severed in the titanic war with the formorian hybrids. he sub-sequently had his missing limb replaced with a silver arm. the astonishing accountof this limbs magical replacement clearly bespoke some form of advanced cyber-netics (see celtic myth and legend by charles squire.)the greeks and teutons, as so many others, also have records of hybrid beings thathad the countenance of either great beauty or ugliness (see clash of the titans, jasonand the argonauts, the odyssey, and the amazing v oyages of sinbad) atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation43 the world falls dead the hindu srimad bhagavatam tells of a demon race which invade

n certain animals. it was found that the dna of the reptiles was the mostsuitable for their purposes. the alien masters then crossed their own dna with that ofcertain reptiles, and it is from this that the reptilian (dragon) beings of the story-books were born. and on earth shall be monsters, a generation of dragons of men and likewise of serpents.(clement: apocalyptic fragment) in the babylonian legend of creation, we read: men with bodies of birds of the deserts, human beings with the faces of ravens, these thegods created and in the earth the gods created for them a dwellingin the midst of the earththey grew up and became great, and increased in number .atlantis researcher andrew collins provides the story of amram, father of the law-giver moses, who had a personal encounter with such b

to hand out the pink slip to the representa-tives of religion and pay no more mind to their hyperbole.one would think that this leaves humankind in a void when it comes to the question ofevil and its exact origins and denouement. but it does not. as i have shown, theancients had more than enough to say about the coming of evil into the human arena.behind the veneer of fairy folklore, of myth and legend, lie the answers. what goes on in the bible?72atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation73 chapter 11this place is terrible!the world is run by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are notbehind the scenes (benjamin disraeli) because they are born from men and from the holy watchers in their beginning and

exploded through some accident. there is some evidence from the bible and other scriptures that the presence of the stargatemay have been known earlier, but this is impossible to confirm at this time. the prolongedindustriousness of the serpent masters seems to point out that they believed themselvesable to leave when the time was right. therefore, passages, like the following from thebabylonian legend of creation, which connote their internment on earth, can refer to theloss of the hardware and not specifically to the quarantine situation and the stargate. atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation83 stargate and quarantine i descendto the house of darkness, to the dwelling of the god irkalla: to the house enteringwhich there is no exitthe place where dust is their nourishment


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em in the luciferian light, they 21 bore mantles of radiance (black flame) and made them godlike. tiamat thus lifted up kingu or qingu as the leader of these vampiric beings, she cast a spell which made him the lord of the gods, his word would be law and she gave him the tablet of destinies. kingu went forth to battle and was later defeated. his blood was used to beget the human race according to legend. let s consider the path of tiamat and its relation to vampirism and the luciferian path. rahab is a name associated with dragon and serpent, such is associated as an antagonist against the associated god of the hebraic and early christian culture. the primal dragon is an atavistic1 force in the blood, brain and deepest memories of the human race. as tiamat was of the first, this force aris


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ant venom of god, was considered a dark angel of death, and also the true father cain (the first child of adam and eve. satanists repeatedly reinforce this association, frequently suggesting that it was the serpent who was true father of cain, rather than adam (the first human. occultists will also freely refer to satan as ahriman (angra mainyu. ahriman is an ancient persian god who, according to legend, is wholly wicked and at war with his righteous brother ahura mazda. this ahriman resides in a gloomy underworld, and leads many demons. and then you have hades, from greek mythology. hades is the ruler of the underworld, and the brother of zeus. after a conflict where hades, poseidon, and zeus team up to defeat the titans (the older gods, these younger gods divided creation into three; zeu

and bad aspects, and true to that logic she if often spoke of as lilith who was consumed or possessed by a much more ancient goddess named tiamat. as if lilith is now the body that tiamat walks in. lilith is the feminine principle personified. tiamat is said to be the most ancient of god s enemies, long before the fall of lucifer, and she spawned a race of wicked giants and demons. in babylonian legend, tiamat was called the monster of chaos, and waged war against the gods. finally marduk defeated tiamat, split her in two, and used her flesh to create the world. this battle between the angels and the older gods goes unmentioned in the biblical genesis account, but remains in the greek tradition. according to greek mythology zeus, along with his brothers poseidon and hades, defeated the ol

rd. similar to the babylonian account of tiamat, kali s body parts constitutes the universe of space and time. the goddess kali, along with her husband shiva, roam the cremation grounds; this is a likely reference to the qliphoth or underworld. in the persian narration, az is the mother of demons and the consort of ahriman (satan. semiramis, yet another name for this goddess, an assyrian queen of legend, was reportedly the inspiration behind the hanging gardens of babylon. the hanging gardens of babylon, also called the hanging gardens of semiramis, are considered to be one of the 7 great wonders of the ancient world. the hanging gardens, which some speculate to date back to 600 bc (more likely much earlier, was a spectacular series of manmade terraces, with flowing waters and lush growth


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er dark and fiery aspect is one part of the adversary, the opposing force which initiates through antinomianism and self-deification. in a work which pre-dates the zohar, it is suggested that lilith and samael were born by an emanation beneath the throne of god. their shape was an androgynous being, double-faced and thus revealed as a part of the adversary (the opposer, shaitan. samael, in hebrew legend has twelve wings, which integrates azazel (the djinn of fire, shaitan) and samael as lucifer, the force related to the noon-tide sun. samael is thus the devil, one half of the adversary and the creative/solar force of the sun. lilith joined with samael through leviathan, the great dragon. ashmodai was said to be another mate of lilith, whom was said in some hebrew legends to be two aspects


MORALS AND DOGMA

ed into the no less hideous gulf of irreligion and impiety" it is through the mysteries, cicero says, that we have learned the first principles of life; wherefore the term "initiation" is used with good reason; and they not only teach us to live more happily and agreeably, but they soften the pains of death by the hope of a better life hereafter. the mysteries were a sacred drama, exhibiting some legend significant of nature's changes, of the visible universe in which the divinity is revealed, and whose import was in many respects as open to the pagan as to the christian. nature is the great teacher of man; for it is the revelation of god. it neither dogmatizes nor attempts to tyrannize by compelling to a particular creed or special interpretation. it presents its symbols to us, and adds n

e son, the mediator, redeemer, and saviour. from the egyptian word _ra_ came the coptic _ouro, and the hebrew _aur, light _har-oeri, is _hor_ or _har, the chief or _master _hor_ is also heat; and _hora, season or hour; and hence in several african dialects, as names of the sun _airo, ayero, eer, uiro, ghurrah, and the like. the royal name rendered _pharaoh, was phra, that is _pai-ra, the sun. the legend of the contest between _hor-ra_ and _set, or _set-nu-bi, the same as _bar_ or _bal, is older than that of the strife between _osiris_ and _typhon; as old, at least, as the nineteenth dynasty. it is called in the book of the dead "the day of the battle between horus and set" the later myth connects itself with phoenicia and syria. the body of osiris went ashore at _gebal_ or _byblos, sixty m

h dynasty. it is called in the book of the dead "the day of the battle between horus and set" the later myth connects itself with phoenicia and syria. the body of osiris went ashore at _gebal_ or _byblos, sixty miles above tsur. you will not fail to notice that in the name of each murderer of khurum, that of the evil god bal is found* har-oeri was the god of time, as well as of life. the egyptian legend was that the king of byblos cut down the tamarisk-tree containing the body of osiris, and made of it a column for his palace. isis, employed in the palace, obtained possession of the column, took the body out of it, and carried it away. apuleius describes her as "a beautiful female, over whose divine neck her long thick hair hung in graceful ringlets" and in the procession female attendants

8 "god has constituted me_'ab l'paraah, as father to paraah _i.e, vizier or prime minister" so haman was called the second father of artaxerxes; and when king khurum used the phrase "khurum abi" he meant that the artificer he sent schlomoh was the principal or chief workman in his line at tsur. a medal copied by montfaucon exhibits a female nursing a child, with ears of wheat in her hand, and the legend (iao. she is seated on clouds, a star at her head, and three ears of wheat rising from an altar before her. horus was the _mediator, who was buried three days, was regenerated, and triumphed over the evil principle. the word heri, in sanscrit, means _shepherd, as well as _saviour. crishna is called _heri, as jesus called himself the _good shepherd [hebrew _khur, means an aperture of a windo

least, to the effect; and matter cannot think, nor could it cause itself, or exist without cause, nor could nothing _produce_ either forces or things; for in void nothingness no forces can inhere. admit a self-existent force, and its intelligence, or an intelligent cause of it is admitted, and at once god is. the hebrew allegory of the fall of man, which is but a special variation of a universal legend, symbolizes one of the grandest and most universal allegories of science. moral evil is falsehood in actions; as falsehood is crime in words. injustice is the essence of falsehood; and every false word is an injustice. injustice is the death of the moral being, as falsehood is the poison of the intelligence. the perception of the light is the dawn of the eternal life, in being. the word of


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aders should understand that when a.c. writes "here nuit appeals "what he actually means is "here aiwass, speaking as nuit, appeals" etc. aiwass, being an lpsissimus, can of course speak in name of infinite space. the fact that children is with c capital indicates a hidden technical meaning in the verse. those children are rather big children! they are giants, titans, gargantuas or pantagruels of legend in short, they are babes of the abyss. this is the "grade, or rather, the "going" in which the veil is rent and the mind receives the first impact of the infinite. in this sense, therefore, nuit is appealing to 666 to become the hierophant of the greater mysteries that is to say, the magus of the aeon, the initiator of the masters of the temple. obviously, he must be in chokhmah. 6. be thou

nourished against the crocodiles and tigers shown on the card, just as the womb is sealed during gestation. he sits on a lotus, the yoni, which floats on the 'nile, the amniotic fluid. in his absolute innocence and ignorance he is "the fool; he is the 'saviour, being the son who shall trample on the crocodiles and tigers, and avenge his father osiris. thus we see him as the "great fool" of celtic legend, and "pure fool" of act i of parsifal, and, generally speaking, the insane person whose words have always been taken for oracles. but to be 'saviour' he must be born and grow to manhood; thus parsifal acquires the sacred lance, emblem of virility. he usually wears the 'coat of many colours' like joseph the 'dreamer; so he is also now the green man of spring festivals. but his 'folly' is now

s shown in this full form in the tarot trump xv "the devil) now, zeus being lord of air, we are reminded that aleph is the letter of air. as air, we find the "wandering fool" pure wanton breath, yet creative. wind was supposed of old to impregnate the vulture, which therefore was chosen to symbolize the mother-goddess. he is the wandering knight of fairy tales who marries the kings daughter. this legend is derived from certain customs among exogamic tribes, for which see the golden bough. thus, once europa, semele and others claimed that zeus--air [inserted footnote* zeus obtained air for his kingdom in the partition with hades, who took fire, and poseidon, who took water. shu is the egyptian god of the firmament. there is a great difficulty here, etymologically. zeus is connected with iao

ys to power. there is also a mystical sense in this verse. we are to organize our minds thoroughly, appointing few and secret chiefs, serving nuit, to discipline the varied departments of the conscious thought. 11. these are fools that men adore; both their gods& their men are fools. this verse establishes uncompromisingly that all gods g capital, that is to say 'true gods' and all men deified by legend or deceit that is to say 'false gods' are fools. how come? it is a key. distinction is clearly made between the two types: one are gods; the other is men. the key is that both types are adored, which, as verses 7-9 established, is wrong. wrong for aspirants, of course. the 'gods 'are fools that is, they reached the plane of consciousness of the fool of the tarot. the 'men' are also fools th

o lxv, iv, 61 "apart from this general signification there is a personal allusion to 666 who is alastor, the spirit of solitude. foolish rabbins have included this symbol in their list of demons. to the well-fed pharisee as to the modern bourgeois nothing seems more frightful than solitude in which the mind is compelled to face reality. such people fear nothing so much as the wilderness. the very legend of their tribe deals with the 'land of milk and honey, the promised land, the wish phantasm of the sensual "observe that this is merely a matter of point of view. cap. v, vv. 59-62: what is to the smug jew, with his oedipus complex, the extreme abomination, is to us a 'land beyond honey and spice and all perfection, though we call it 'naught. we consider them 'weary ones' and their ideal of


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ntor. 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 greeks supposed that the divine ruler of the universe occasionally assumed a human form, and descended from his celestial abode, in order to visit mankind and observe their proceedings, his aim being generally either to punish the guilty, or to reward the deserving. on one occasion zeus, accompanied by hermes, made a journey through phrygia, seeking hospitality and shelter w

ew herself upon the ground, and refused all sustenance. for nine long days she turned her face towards the glorious god of day, as he moved along the [64]heavens, till at length her limbs became rooted in the ground, and she was transformed into a flower, which ever turns towards the sun. helios married perse, daughter of oceanus, and their children were, aetes, king of colchis (celebrated in the legend of the page 69 argonauts as the possessor of the golden fleece, and circe, the renowned sorceress. helios had another son named phaethon, whose mother was clymene, one of the oceanides. the youth was very beautiful, and a great favourite with aphrodite, who intrusted him with the care of one of her temples, which flattering proof of her regard caused him to become vain and presumptuous. his

s, he refused the promised guerdon. heracles brought the matter before a court, and called phyleus as a witness to the justice of his claim, whereupon augeas, without waiting for the delivery of the verdict, angrily banished heracles and his son from his dominions. 6. the stymphalides..the sixth task was to chase away the stymphalides, which were immense birds of prey who, as we have seen (in the legend of the argonauts, shot from their wings feathers sharp as arrows. the home of these birds was on the shore of the lake stymphalis, in arcadia (after which they were called, where they caused great destruction among men and cattle. on approaching the lake, heracles observed great numbers of them; and, while hesitating how to commence the attack, he suddenly felt a hand on his shoulder. looki

ed them page 317 was their own [285]brother paris. he was then conducted to the presence of his parents, who joyfully acknowledged him as their child; and amidst the festivities and rejoicings in honour of their new-found son the ominous prediction of the past was forgotten. as a proof of his confidence, the king now intrusted paris with a somewhat delicate mission. as we have already seen in the legend of heracles, that great hero conquered troy, and after killing king laomedon, carried away captive his beautiful daughter hesione, whom he bestowed in marriage on his friend telamon. but although she became princess of salamis, and lived happily with her husband, her brother priam never ceased to regret her loss, and the indignity which had been passed upon his house; and it was now propose


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n a sofa, while his apprentice in the esoteric arts swoons 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


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monks of cluny had done for the romanesque+ it is in norman territory at the end of the eleventh century where we must search for the first manifestation of the french ogival rib. the aisle of the anglo-norman cathedral of durham, dated convincingly to* anthyme saint-paul, histoire monumentale de la france (paris: editions hachette, 1932, 89. we cannot stress too strongly the inexactitude of this legend, still commonly accepted by some freemasons, such as l. lachat, who view these gothic cathedral builders as the precursors of freethinkers and anticlericalists+ ibid, 241. for more on the cistercian influence on the continuity between the romanesque and the gothic, see also henri focillon, art d'occident, vol. 2 (paris: librairie armand colin, 1971, 56 ff. ecclesiastical and monastic associ

s always been done, the existence of a specifically culdeen art and architecture that would have greatly influenced the benedictines and their monastic brotherhoods of builders? as far as this primary role played by the culdees is concerned, it is 48 the origins of freemasonry from ancient times to the middle ages important to separate what is certain or at least probable from what is most likely legend and exaggeration. first, let us look at the specific religious elements of culdee belief. the culdees followed a rite that was different from but not fundamentally at odds with the roman rite. there are six particular points on which the two differ: the date when easter is celebrated, the importance of the tonsure, the episcopal consecration, baptism, the use of the gaelic language, and the

er of 1140 addressed by the abbot aymon to the masons of tuttebury in england, we have testimonies of the bursts of faith that animated these men* this piece of correspondence provides us with* hist. litt. de la france par les religteux benedictines, vol. 12 (paris: m. paulin, 1865-1866, 356; mabillon, ann. benedict, vol. 128 (paris: billaine, 1668-1701, n. 67. it should be noted that the english legend places among the ancestors of the order a certain aymon, son of hiram, who was the greatest of master masons. should we view as a coincidence the fact that the elements of the legend of hiram are also present in the earlier chanson de geste "the four sons of aymon? in this text we see renaud de montauban, who, after following a life that has been hardly edifying and wishing to atone for his

ithin a month's time. all participants in this league shall not give allegiance to any other; they are expected to make common cause of their affections and their hates and to avenge an insult given to one of their brothers as if it had been addressed to all. it is interesting to find these indications concerning the guilds in a text dating from the time of king athelstan, given that according to legend it is to the era ruled by this king that freemasons attribute their oldest charter. it was in 926 in york that edwin, adopted son of athelstan, gave a charter to the masons. the oldest text attesting to the existence of this document, however, the cooke manuscript* dates back only to* this manuscript takes the name of its first publisher, matthew cooke. secular brotherhoods: the germanic an

rand master. to avoid persecution, they adopted secret signs and passwords similar to those of masons and called themselves free and accepted masons. in 1361 the residence of the grand master was transferred to aberdeen, and this is how the order was saved and spread.19 despite all that can be said about this direct continuation of the templar order, the entire story is purely hypothetical. it is legend that sees in modern freemasonry, or at least in some of its chapters, a direct survival of the templars. but it is nonetheless true that the templar influence on traditional freemasonry is undeniable as is obvious from our earlier observations here. history tells us that following the dissolution of the order, the templars entered the builders corporations. it is possible to deduce from thi


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sister-in-law, who had eloped with paris. the first nine years were inconclusive, but in the tenth, troy fell. fooled into thinking the greeks had given up, the trojans took in a huge wooden horse, left, they thought, as a religious offering. when the city gates shut, the greeks hidden inside sprang out and sacked troy. aeneas (see pp. 66 67, a trojan prince, escaped and founded the roman state. legend tells how his great-grandson brutus gathered and settled with the remains of the trojan race in britain, then inhabited by just a few giants. there he founded the city of new troy later known as london. odysseus returns home 64 odysseus returns home odysseus (roman ulysses, hero and king of ithaca, sacked several cities in thrace before sailing home after the trojan war. owing to the enmity

rpened tree trunk heated in the ashes of the fire. the next day he and his crew escaped hidden under the giant s sheep as they went to pasture. bird-women the sirens were conceived of as harpylike creatures, part-bird, part-hag. while they were singing, they seemed like beautiful maidens but those who succumbed to their song soon learned their true nature. companions of a goddess according to one legend, the sirens had originally been the companions of persephone before she was abducted by hades (see pp. 28-29. because they failed to save her, the goddess changed them into grotesque creatures as a punishment. the sirens song tells, falsely, of the pleasures of the underworld. they also claimed the power of prophecy. thwarted cheated of their prey, the sirens are supposed to have drowned th

n; so andvari cursed the ring to bring misfortune to whoever owned it. when loki returned, he had almost enough gold to pay the ransom one whisker was still left uncovered. so malicious loki took out andvari s ring, and added it to the pile, and with it, andvari s curse. lohengrin 74 lohengrin lohengrin the swan knight is a hero of medieval european myth who was eventually absorbed into arthurian legend, as the son of the grail knight parsifal (percival, see p. 80. according to the 13th-century folk epic lohengrin and related sources, when the duke of brabant died, he urged his only child, elsa, to marry his knight, friedrich of telramund. but elsa refused friedrich, who complained to the emperor, henry the fowler, that she had broken her promise, and accused her of killing her father. fac

ever asked him his name or where he had come from. but the inevitable happened and elsa was left alone and brokenhearted. lohengrin grew to be a strong and valiant man in whom fear was never seen. when he was of an age to have mastered the arts of chivalry he distinguished himself in the service of the grail. parzival, c. 1200 by wolfram von eschenbach the holy grail this holy object of quest and legend (see pp. 80 81) hovers like a blessing as lohengrin defends elsa s honor. the legend of the swan knight was first incorporated into arthurian legend in the parzival of wolfram von eschenbach (c. 1200. there loherangrin is said to the the son of the lord of the grail, parzival, and his wife condwiramurs. he has a twin brother, kardeiz, who inherits parzival s earthly thrones, while lohengrin

rated as a christian saint, she was also feared for her supposed supernatural powers. friedrich here, elsa s challenger, friedrich, is shown humbled at the hands of lohengrin. in keeping with his knightly courtesy, lohengrin did not take his life; instead the emperor condemns friedrich to be beheaded. in wagner s opera, lohengrin kills friedrich in a later combat. thr fairy melusine t he melusine legend mirrors that of lohengrin. melusine was said to be the da ughter of elinus, king of scotland, and the fairy pressina. when she grew up, she learned that her father had seen her birth against her mother s wishes, so she imprisoned him in a mountain. her mother blamed her for this and condemned her to become a serpent below the waist every saturday. wandering through the woods one day, raymon


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e human brain (establishment of the functions relative to the subtle world (b) control over the brain in detail (rank or type of the spirit (c) control of one special portion (name of the spirit" control is the map of empowerment and ascension. once direction is assumed and confirmed, can such begin to take place in association with progression and evolution? this subtle point is based around the legend of lucifer itself. in being cast forth from the heavens, one could only despair or revel in the freedom and self-respect that had been earned through defiance. the black flame that exists in the core of the self has long sought to grow and illuminate the individual who was prepared to travel the fantastic path of selfillumination and godhood. ever woman and man have their own orbit, their o


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s from a certain masonic storeroom, and it was from certain of those papers that the society's rituals were elaborated. he died in 1878,a nd in his stead was appointed dr. w ir. w oodman. both dr. westcott and macgregor mathers were prominent and active members of this body. in fact, the former became supreme magus upon woodman's death, the office of junior magus being conferred upon mathers. one legend has it that one day westcott discovered in his library a series of cipher manuscripts, and in order to decipher them he enlisted the aid of macgregor mathers. it is said that this library was that of the societas rosicruciana in anelia. and it is likewise asserted that those ci her manuscripts were among the rituals gd clocuments originally rescued by obe; little from freemason's hall. yet

f only we knew it, there probably are hordes of words similar to the case quoted, and these may come to light when expert attention is given to the subject <267> since writing the above, another instance of an enochian word has come to my attention. reading charles johnson's translation of, and theosophical commentary upon, the great upanishads of india, i find reference to a certain character of legend, uma haimavati. the kena upanishad speaks of her as the daughter of the snowy mountain, and she is, interprets mr. johnson, a symbol of the hidden wisdom personified as the child of the himalaya who reveals the eternal. and charles johnson then proceeds "curiously, while the inner significance of the name of this woman greatly radiant is lost in sanskrit, it must have been clear in the olde

faces. the spiritual beings are beautiful diaphanous angels, light brown in colour, with sweet serious faces. they were all much occupied when i saw them. some had silver in their left hands and mercury in their right, which they would put into a golden vessel together, whence immediately a pale gold coloured flame which ever increased in size, spreading out through the worlds. others bearing the legend 'solve et coagula'woven into their belts, mixed water and the principle of cold which the enochian system 667 they bore in a pair of scales, and the union was the ice of the region we were in. i was wondering whether all this had any counterpart in human nature, and its possibilities of development when i saw two types. one an ancient man toiling along most painfully and the other a child s


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le honour them by fearing them? does magic exist? is there an occult knowledge which is in truth a power and works wonders comparable to the miracles of authorized religions? to these two palmary questions we make answer by an affirmation and a book. the book shall justify the affirmation, and the affirmation is this: there was and there still is a potent and real magic; all that is said of it in legend is true after a certain manner, yet contrary to the common course of popular exaggeration it falls below the truth. there is indeed a formidable secret, the revelation of which has once already transformed the world, as testified in egyptian religious tradition, summarized symbolically by moses at the beginning of genesis. this secret constitutes the fatal science of good and evil, and the

ather she is eve spiritualized. both desire to know and lose innocence for the honour of the ordeal. both deserve to go down into hell, one to bring back the antique box of pandora, the other to find and to crush the head of the old serpent, who is the symbol of time and of evil. both are guilty of the crime which must be expiated by the prometheus of ancient days and the lucifer of the christian legend, the one delivered by hercules and the other overcome by the saviour. the great magical secret is therefore the lamp and dagger of psyche, the apple of eve, the sacred fire of prometheus, the burning sceptre of lucifer, but it is also the holy cross of the redeemer. to be acquainted with it sufficiently for its abuse or divulgation is to deserve all sufferings; to know as one should alone k

n of the phoenix allegory. two illustrious scholars have preceded me along the path that i am travelling, but they have, so to speak, spent the dark night therein. i refer to volney and dupuis, to dupuis above all, whose immense erudition produced only a negative work, for in the origin of all religions he saw nothing but astronomy, taking thus the symbolic cycle for doctrine and the calendar for legend. he was deficient in one branch of knowledge, that of true magic which comprises the secrets of the kabalah. dupuis passed through the antique sanctuaries, like the prophet ezekiel over the plain strewn with bones, and only understood death, for want of that word which collects the virtue of the four winds and can make a living people of all the vast ossuary, by crying to the ancient symbol

, the hanged man, who corresponds to their twelfth dogma, that of the promised messiah, is a protestation against the saviour acknowledged by christians, and they seem to say unto him still: how canst thou save others, since thou couldst not save thyself? in the sepher-toldos-jeshu, an anti-christian rabbinical compilation, there occurs a singular parable. jeshu, says the rabbinical author of the legend, was travelling with simon-barjona and judas iscariot. late and weary they came to a lonely house, and, being very hungry, could find nothing to eat except an exceedingly lean gosling. it was insufficient for three persons, and to divide it would be to sharpen without satisfying hunger. they agreed to draw lots, but as they were heavy with sleep: let us first of all slumber, said jeshu, whi

hat i was god himself. for me, said judas hypocritically, i dreamed that, being in somnambulism, i arose, went softly downstairs, took the gosling from the spit, and ate it. thereupon they also went down, but the gosling had vanished altogether. judas had a waking dream. this anecdote is given, not in the text of the sepher-toldos-jeshu itself, but in the rabbinical commentaries on that work. the legend is a protest of jewish positivism against christian mysticism. as a fact, while the faithful surrendered themselves to magnificent dreams, the proscribed israelite, judas of the christian civilization, worked, sold, intrigued, became rich, possessed himself of this life's realities, till he became in a position to advance the means of existence to those very forms of worship which had so lo


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on the astronomical cross, the incarnation in humanity of the sovereign sun celebrated by the emperor julian; it is the luminous and living manifestation of that ruach- elohim which, according to moses, brooded and worked upon the bosom of the waters at the birth of the world; it is the man-sun, the monarch of light, the supreme magus, the master and conqueror of the serpent, and in the fourfold legend of the evangelists, khunrath finds the allegorical key of the great work. one of the pantacles of his magical book represents the philosophical stone erected in the middle of a fortress surrounded by a wall in which there are twenty impracticable gates. one alone conducts to the sanctuary of the great work. above the stone there is a triangle placed upon a winged dragon, and on the stone is

cts speedily on his lineaments according to the force of his habits. a man of intelligent and passive mildness assumes the inert physiognomy and ways of a sheep, but in somnambulism it is a sheep that is seen, and not a man with a sheepish countenance, as the ecstatic and learned swedenborg experienced a thousand times. in the kabalistic book of daniel the seer, this mystery is represented by the legend of nebuchadnezzar changed into a beast, which, after the common fate of magical allegories, has been mistaken for an actual history. in this way, we can really transform men into animals and animals into men; we can metamorphose plants and alter their virtue; we can endow minerals with ideal properties: it is all a question of willing. we can equally render ourselves visible or invisible at

mations. a still stronger word than that of transformation has been judged necessary by councils to express the marvel. that of transubstantiation. the hebrew terms xnxv 'sg, xvx, ia, have been considered by all kabalists as the keys of magical transformation. the latin words, est, sit, esto, fiat, have the same force when pronounced with full understanding. montalembert relates seriously, in his legend of st. elizabeth of hungary, how one day this saintly lady, surprised by her noble husband, from whom she sought to conceal her good works, in the act of carrying bread to the poor in her apron, told him that she was carrying roses, and it proved on investigation that she had spoken truly; the loaves had changed into roses. this story is a most gracious magical apologue, and signifies that

r in true human body upon an altar where he beheld only a wheaten host, why should he not believe in the real presence of roses in his wife's apron under the appearances of bread? she exhibited him loaves undoubtedly, but as she had said that they were roses, and as he believed her incapable of the smallest falsehood, he saw and wished to see roses only. this is the secret of the miracle. another legend narrates how a saint, whose name has escaped me, finding nothing to eat on a lenten day or a friday, commanded the fowl to become a fish, and it became a fish. the parable needs no interpretation, and it recalls a beautiful 80 the ritual of transcendental magic story of st. spiridion of tremithonte, the same who evoked the soul of his daughter irene. one good friday a traveller reached the

t head! away with that head! h and so continued screaming till he gave up the ghost. his attendants, who were not in the confidence of this frightful mystery, believed that he was pursued by the phantom of coligny and that he saw the head of the illustrious admiral. that which tormented the dying man was not, however, a remorse but the hopeless terror of an anticipated hell. this darksome magical legend of bodin recalls the abominable practices and deserved fate of gilles de laval, lord of retz, who passed from asceticism to black magic and offered the most revolting sacrifices to conciliate the favour of satan. this madman confessed at his trial that satan had appeared to him frequently, but had always deceived him by promises of treasures which he had never delivered. it transpired from


ROBERT KIRK WALKER BETWEEN WORLDS

in irish sagas, in the welsh mabinogion and in the vita merlini. we may see them also in the myths of orpheus http//www.dreampower.com/kirk_wbw/pg_82.htm (6 of 10 [10/9/2001 12:36:03 am] robert kirk- walker between worlds(pages 82-91 (similar in many ways to that of the youthful or mad merlin or to the search for mabon in khllwch and olwen in the mabinogion, or the tragic myth of balder in norse legend. in these tales, the interaction of all life is shown through orders of animals and other entities, all of which depend upon a central figure, usually a divine son or child of light. the cyclical nature of these myths is frequently connected to the seasons of the year, and there are firm analogies or reflections of the cycles of birth, life, death, and rebirth of the mortal world, but exten

icrucian texts he is referring to a more or less contemporary literature, with a profound christian ethic that draws upon ancient mythic emblems and motifs for its imagery and a substantial part of its inspiration. this is not unlike his own humble book, drawing upon gaelic fairy lore for a thesis proving the otherworld, and so countering materialism and atheism. a summary of the main rosicrucian legend, at least as far as it was published, is found in appendix 1, drawn from de quincey's suspiria de profundis. page 27 and albeit were-wolves and witches true bodies are. wounded at home when the[ir] astral assumed bodies are stricken elsewhere. these if [fairy] people have not a second. body at all to be so pierced. here kirk is referring to lore widespread in europe, which asserts that a wi

developed by analogy to the natural abilities of certain birds and animals. the analogy and educational use of bird and animal examples is often found in living wisdom-traditions: nowadays we often call this system one of 'totem beasts' drawing on a term from native american tradition, but it is clear from a mass of evidence that it was highly developed by the pagan celts. much of celtic myth and legend, including early irish texts, the welsh mabinogion, and many of the grail legends, involves transformation through the action of or interaction with magical animals. it seems very likely that the use of bird and animal analogies in explaining the action of the second sight was something that kirk encountered in gaelic tradition, along with the examples discussed earlier (page 26) in which a


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a tool capable of explaining observed fact. these examples illustrate the point: natural language is a tool for the realm in which it evolved, namely, the natural world as our unaided senses and instincts present it to us. as we approach the limits of our unaided senses, the limits of natural language become noticeable, and in the realm of the non-natural these limits become striking. there is a legend about grace hopper, a navy officer known for her work with computers. as she prepared to brief a group of senior officers, she reflected that the time-unit "picosecond" was unimaginable to most people. yet understanding the presentation would require a gut feel for the switching speeds of components in the system under discussion. suddenly, she saw the answer. at the briefing she distribute

onclusions. what so antagonized plato was not that they held different views than his concerning the primal forces of the universe. rather it was the intolerable insult. in plato's eyes. that they were not interested in that topic as a field for rational inquiry. plato must have felt somewhat akin to noah building his ark in the midst of an ignorant and unconcerned society. the chimaera: the noah legend is not in our myth-cycle, if you please. the sphinx: my apologies. the chimaera: and so plato wished to identify the primal forces of the universe. this resulted in his famous theory of the forms, if i am correct. but i sense a weak point here. plato was a finite being, and yet he desired to comprehend universal absolutes. as perfect standards they would necessarily be infinite, since any m

sky. an examination of the hieroglyphs on the stele. called by crowley the "stele of revealing. indicates that it was not conceived or executed according to the osirian mythos [save that the dead priest is referred to as "an osiris" i.e: a dead soul "ra-hoor-khuit" is correctly translated to "ra-harakte, master of the gods" this is a form of harwer (horus the elder. the great horus of pre-osirian legend, literally "horus of the horizon" in his solar aspect of xepera. ra-harakte had been the judge of the dead in non-osirian egypt, and he was also cast as the champion of set in the osirian-mythos trial between set and horus the younger. the curious term "hadit" is simply the islamic word for a divinely inspired utterance of any sort; hence it is not found on the xxvi dynasty monument. the "h

e" with each incantation or key dee provided an english translation, also communicated by the angels to kelley. in 1659 the dee diaries containing the keys were published by meric. casaubon as a true and faithful relation of what passed for many yeers between dr. john dee and some spirits.3 the attribution of the keys or language to enoch is interesting insofar as he is a remarkable individual in legend. described in the old testament as the seventh master of the world after adam, enoch is the hebrew equivalent of the phoenician cadmus, the greek hermes, and the egyptian thoth. as such he is the reputed author of the tarot, the cabala, the emerald tablet of thoth, and the apocryphal book of enoch. he receives only a brief mention in "genesis, where the fifth chapter recounts "and enoch liv

is a corruption of the hieroglyphic set-hen,14 just as the hebrew "yahweh" and its derivative christian trinity are corruptions of the earlier osirian cult.15 by the end of the xxv dynasty the priesthood of set in egypt was probably destroyed,16 and the subsequent loss of the hieroglyphic language virtually eliminated the original set from human knowledge. only the osirian corruption survived in legend- principally through plutarch, who described it in some detail in his moralia.17 the archetypical daemon most closely akin to set was the christian satan, particularly in his miltonian representation.18 set accordingly chose this image as the one most meaningful for post-egyptian manifestations.19 the term "magus" is used in the specialized sense of western initiatory tradition. a magus is


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ng salahuddin's bedsheet off at night to reveal the shameful penis in the clutching, red hand. and he could smell money from a hundred and one miles away, even through the stink of chemicals and fertilizer that always hung around him owing to his being the country's largest manufacturer of agricultural sprays and fluids and artificial dung. changez chamchawala, philanthropist, philanderer, living legend, leading light of the nationalist movement, sprang from the gateway of his home to pluck a bulging wallet from his son's frustrated hand "tch tch" he admonished, pocketing the pounds sterling "you should not pick things up from the street. the ground is dirty, and money is dirtier, anyway" on a shelf of changez chamchawala's teak-lined study, beside a ten-volume set of the richard burton tr

es, felled trees and unintentional assaults faded from his thoughts. when he opened his eyes a little later he had his second. surprise of that macabre journey. a man was passing him on the way to the toilet. he was bearded and wore cheap tinted spectacles, but chamcha recognized him anyway: here, travelling incognito in the economy class of flight a 1--420, was the vanished superstar, the living legend, gibreel farishta himself "sleep okay" he realized the question was addressed to him, and turned away from the apparition of the great movie actor to stare at the equally extraordinary sight sitting next to him, an improbable american in baseball cap, metal--rim spectacles and a neon--green bush--shirt across which there writhed the intertwined and luminous golden forms of a pair of chinese

er your thumb? try me out; try my little knots" and raises, dangles a knotty rope, ensnarer of human lives- but, seeing now to whom she speaks, lets fall her disappointed arm and slinks away, mumbling, into sand. everywhere, noise and elbows. poets stand on boxes and declaim while pilgrims throw coins at their feet. some bards speak rajaz verses, their four--syllable metre suggested, according to legend, by the walking pace of the camel; others speak the qasidah, poems of wayward mistresses, desert adventure, the hunting of the onager. in a day or so it will be time for the annual poetry competition, after which the seven best verses will be nailed up on the walls of the house of the black stone. the poets are getting into shape for their big day; abu simbel laughs at minstrels singing vic

mza approaching he runs towards him anxiously. hamza at sixty is still the city's most renowned fighter and lion-hunter. though the truth is less glorious than the eulogies: hamza has many times been defeated in combat, saved by friends or lucky chances, rescued from lions' jaws. he has the money to keep such items out of the news. and age, and survival, bestow a sort of validation upon a martial legend. bilal and salman, forgetting baal, follow khalid. all three are nervous, young. he's still not home, hamza reports. and khalid, worried: but it's been hours, what is that bastard doing to him, torture, thumbscrews, whips? salman, once again, is the calmest: that isn't simbel's style, he says, it's something sneaky, depend upon it. and bilal bellows loyally: sneaky or not, i have faith in h

ameleons, whose wings changed colour as they settled on vermilion flowers, ochre curtains, obsidian goblets or amber finger-rings. in the zamindar's mansion, and also in the nearby village, the miracle of the butterflies had become so familiar as to seem mundane, but in fact they had only returned nineteen years ago, as the servant women would recall. they had been the familiar spirits, or so the legend ran, of a local saint, the holy woman known only as bibiji, who had lived to the age of two hundred and forty-two and whose grave, until its location was forgotten, had the property of curing impotence and warts. since the death of bibiji one hundred and twenty years ago the butterflies had vanished into the same realm of the legendary as bibiji herself, so that when they came back exactly


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names and titles. amongst them is the father of lies, and it is said that the greatest trick he ever played was convincing us that he does not exist. not even his servants seem to actually believe in him anymore- such is as he has commanded. as with all liars his story is inconsistent, and there are many conflicting versions of how he and his fellows came to exist. later christianity adopted the legend of the fall, a theme most popular throughout the middle east. the following canaanite scripture was recorded five centuries before the hebrew scribes produced the old testament, and concerns the legend of shaher, who was born of the pit, helel, which is the womb of the mother goddess. compare with isaiah 14:12-14 as we know it now; how hast thou fallen from heaven, helel s son shaher! thou


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the descendants of azazel. the yezidis believed in a counterpart of the story of lucifer, i.e. the manifestation of pride banished. like the legendary lost tribes of israel, the yezidis broke away from their roots as a result of unresolved conflicts, and felt a strong justification and purpose because of their unique heritage, which theologically isolated them 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 lan


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r is recited in the black chapel, all shall face the satanagram. creative darkness this is the most important part of the satanic ritual. maximizing the dark element within is paramount to the success of the working (refer to book iii: creative darkness. the evocation of demons in satanic magick, the evocation and direction of demonic forces adds power and support to the potential of the working. legend: invisible angles of the pentagonia -24- each demon has a specific function and nature. therefore, evoke the appropriate demons for each ritual. demons are evoked after the partaking of the chalice of change. the rituals contained herein may be performed alone or with others who, if utilized, would give support and act as assistants to the priest. special note: the effectiveness of these ma


SCHLAGER NEIL WORLD RELIGIONS REFERENCE LIBRARY

s a messenger from god) persian leaders began to worry that the bab was gaining too much power and might lead a rebellion. because of such suspicion the bab spent much of the last years of his life either under house arrest or in prison. in 1848 revolts led by the babi broke out and over the next three years they were brutally suppressed. the bab was executed by firing squad in 1850. according to legend, the first round of shots left him unmarked and only cut the ropes that bound him. it took a second round to kill him. his remains were later transferred to the shrine of the bab on mount carmel in haifa, israel. words to know blasphemy: disrespectful comments or actions concerning a religion or its god. covenant: in religion, a covenant refers to an agreement between god or a messenger of

clan. most of what is known of the buddha comes from later accounts rather than contemporary historical records made during 87 his lifetime. in 1996, however, a team of archaeologists (scientists who study the remains of past human civilization) discovered a marker honoring the buddha s birthplace set the by the emperor ashoka in 250 bce. siddhartha journeys to enlightenment according to buddhist legend, the buddha s birth was no ordinary event: the story, which is similar to the story of the conception of jesus christ (c. 6 bce c. 30 ce) in christian tradition, says that siddhartha was conceived in a dream involving a white elephant carrying a lotus flower. this dream was interpreted as meaning that maha s son would become either a great ruler or a spiritual leader. the child was named si

ay, 88 world religions: almanac buddhism avoiding extremes. by rejecting both extreme pleasure and extreme pain, he believed he might find true enlightenment. one day siddhartha seated himself under a banyan, or fig, tree. it is now called a bo tree, short for bodhi (wisdom and enlightenment, for it was there that siddhartha, after six years of searching, finally found enlightenment. according to legend, siddhartha sat under the tree for seven weeks. although he was tempted by the devil mara he overcame the temptations and arrived at complete enlightenment. after this, he was called the buddha, the enlightened one. sometimes he is also referred to as sakyamuni buddha, referring to his clan name, to differentiate him from earlier and later buddhas, or great spiritual teachers. the buddha s

he most popular of the mahayana bodhisattvas is avalokitesvara, a god of compassion or sympathy. able to take any form to help humans, this deity grants requests to people who chant his name. avalokitesvara can be represented as either a man or a woman, and (s)he is shown in statues and paintings with several pairs of arms sprouting from his/her body. in the palm of each hand is an eye of wisdom. legend has it that avalokitesvara has a thousand arms in order to better help all those who ask for assistance. in china, because compassion is considered a female characteristic, avalokitesvara is pictured as a beautiful woman wearing a white robe and is called kuan yin. one legend of kuan yin says that she was the daughter of a cruel man who wanted her to marry a wealthy man. kuan yin was very r

n twenty and thirty million people claim to be believers. vietnam and korea also have large numbers of followers, and in north america, daoists number about thirty thousand. history and development according to daoist tradition, the religion was first developed by laozi( born c. 604 bce, whose name is variously spelled lao-tzu, lao-tsu, lao-tse, or lao-tze. the name means old master. according to legend laozi was conceived by a shooting star and born as an old man with a flowing white beard, after spending eighty-three years in his mother s 177 womb before birth. it was laozi who authored the dao de jing (also spelled tao te ching, often translated as the book of the way and the power (or virtue. this short text has been translated more than one hundred times and remains the central and mo


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o the remote origin and the early genius of italian opera. that descendant, however effeminate, of the ancient union between song and drama, when, after long obscurity and dethronement, it regained a punier sceptre, though a gaudier purple, by the banks of the etrurian arno, or amidst the lagunes of venice, had chosen all its primary inspirations from the unfamiliar and classic sources of heathen legend; and pisani's "descent of orpheus" was but a bolder, darker, and more scientific repetition of the "euridice" which jacopi peri set to music at the august nuptials of henry of navarre and mary of medicis* still, as i have said, the style of the neapolitan musician was not on the whole pleasing to ears grown nice and euphuistic in the more dulcet melodies of the day; and faults and extravaga

s success had brought on the long-neglected composer pressing applications for concerti and sonata, adapted to his more peculiar science on the violin. he had been employed for some weeks, day and night, on a piece in which he hoped to excel himself. he took, as usual, one of those seemingly impracticable subjects which it was his pride to subject to the expressive powers of his art, the terrible legend connected with the transformation of philomel. the pantomime of sound opened with the gay merriment of a feast. the monarch of thrace is at his banquet; a sudden discord brays through the joyous notes, the string seems to screech with horror. the king learns the murder of his son by the hands of the avenging sisters. swift rage the chords, through the passions of fear, of horror, of fury, a

at pliny tells us of a great painter of old, is true of most great painters "their works express something beyond the works "more felt than understood" this belongs to the concentration of intellect which high art demands, and which, of all the arts, sculpture best illustrates. take thorwaldsen's statue of mercury, it is but a single figure, yet it tells to those conversant with mythology a whole legend. the god has removed the pipe from his lips, because he has already lulled to sleep the argus, whom you do not see. he is pressing his heel against his sword, because the moment is come when he may slay his victim. apply the principle of this noble concentration of art to the moral writer: he, too, gives to your eye but a single figure; yet each attitude, each expression, may refer to event


SIR WALLIS BUDGE EGYPTIAN MAGIC

ric ordered it to be placed, it had to be dipped in water in which ankham flowers had been steeped; and when the words of the chapter of the buckle given above had been recited over it, p. 44 the amulet brought to the deceased the protection of the blood of isis, and of her words of power. it will be remembered that she raised the dead body of osiris by means of her words of power, and there is a legend to the effect that she smote the sun-god ra with severe sickness by the magical power which she possessed. another object of the buckle was to give the deceased access to every place in the underworld, and to enable him to have "one hand towards heaven, and one hand towards earth" 4. the amulet of the tet. this amulet probably represents the tree trunk in which the goddess isis concealed th

f the shen were p. 62 painted upon stela, coffins, etc; as an amulet it is commonly made of lapis-lazuli or carnelian. the amulet of the cartouche has been supposed to be nothing more than shen elongated, but it probably refers to the ordinary meaning of i.e "name" 19. the amulet of the steps, this amulet seems to have two meanings: to lift up to heaven, and the throne of osiris. according to one legend, when the god shu wished to lift up the goddess nut from the embrace of the god seb, so that her body, supported by her stretched-out arms and legs, might form the sky, he found that he was not tall enough to do so; in this difficulty he made use of a flight of steps, and having mounted to the top of these he found himself able to perform his work. in the fourth section of the elysian field

mulet is typical of teeming life and of the resurrection. the frog-headed goddess heqt, the wife of khnemu, was associated with the resurrection, and this amulet, when laid upon the body of the dead, was intended to transfer to it her power. the frog is often represented on the upper part of the greek and roman terra-cotta lamps which are found in egypt, and on one of them written in greek is the legend "i am the resurrection" 1 the amulets described above are those which are most commonly found in the tombs and on mummies, but a few others are also known, e.g, the white crown of the south, the red crown of the north, the horizon, or place where the sun rises, an angle, typifying protection, the horns, disk, and plumes, or the plummet, etc. besides these, any ring, or pendant, or ornament

the words of power and talismans which she possessed, mortal man thought it was absolutely necessary for him to secure her favour and protection at any cost, for eternal life and death were in her hands. as time went on the egyptians revered her more and more, and as she was the lady of the gods and of heaven, power equal to that possessed by ra himself was ascribed to her. indeed, according to a legend which has come down to us, and which written upon papyrus or linen formed a magical formula against the poison of reptiles of all kinds, she made a bold attempt to wrest the power of ra from him and to make herself mistress of the universe. the way in which she did this is told in a hieratic papyrus preserved at turin, 1 from which the following rendering has been made; the merit of first d

ed a magical formula against the poison of reptiles of all kinds, she made a bold attempt to wrest the power of ra from him and to make herself mistress of the universe. the way in which she did this is told in a hieratic papyrus preserved at turin, 1 from which the following rendering has been made; the merit of first discovering the correct meaning of the text belongs to m. lefebure. p. 137 the legend of ra and isis "the chapter of the divine god, the self-created being) who made the heavens and the earth, and the winds [which give] life, and the fire, and the gods, and men, and beasts, and cattle, and reptiles, and the fowl of the air and the fish of the sea; he is the king of men and of gods, he hath one period of life) and with him periods of one hundred and twenty years each are but


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being signified in writing, unto the place called 'of the head [4" for there is fore-appointed the angel of the great counsel, and now he will openly dwell on the cross. he doth frustrate me, and to him am i subject [1. tribolaios. the tribolos was a three-spiked instrument, thrown on the ground to wound horses' feet. 2. bub, an unknown word. 3. a word of doubtful sense. 4. i.e. golgotha. the old legend was that adam's skull reposed in this spot, and that the cross was planted upon it] 55 "but in the place where thou sittest, o king solomon, standeth a column in the air, of purple [1] the demon called ephippas hath brought [it] up from the red sea, from inner arabia. he it is that shall be shut up in a skin-bottle and brought before thee. but at the entrance of the temple, which thou hast

but if any one will say to the afflicted into their ear these names, three times over, into the right ear 'iudariz, sabun, den' i at once retreat" 89. the eighteenth said "i am called buldum ch. i separate wife from husband and bring about a grudge between them. if any one write down the names of thy sires, solomon, on paper and place it in the antechamber of his house, i retreat thence. and the legend written shall be as follows 'the god of abram, and the god of isaac, and the god of jacob commands thee- retire from this house in peace' and i at once retire" 90. the nineteenth said "i am called na th, and i take my seat on the knees of men. if any one write on paper 'phnunobo ol, depart nathath, and touch thou not the neck' i at once retreat" 91. the twentieth said "i am called marder. i

y thee, shut up in the vessel of a flask, he fetched me up to thee" 127. i, therefore, solomon, having heard this, glorified god and adjured the demons not to disobey me, but to remain supporting the pillar. and they both sware, saying "the lord thy god liveth, we will not let go this pillar until the world's end. but on whatever day this stone fall, then shall be the end of the world [1 [1. this legend of the heavy cornerstone and of the spirits supporting a column in the temple reappears in the georgian acts of nouna in the fourth century. there it is a huge wooden column that is lifted by spiritagency, when the king and workmen had failed to move it into place. the spirits support it in the air before letting it sink into its place. these acts will shortly appear in an english translati


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this scandalous book proceeded to state that our saviour "cunningly obtained a knowledge of the tetragrammaton from the stone of foundation, and by its mystical influence was enabled to perform his miracles [cf.*mark 3:22. there waa a very general prevalence among the earliest nations of antiquity of the worship of stones as the representative of deity. in almost every ancient temple there was a legend of a sacred or mystical stone. the mystical stone there has received the name of the 'stone of foundation "10""and the scribes who had come down from jerusalem said 'he has beelzebub' and 'by the prince of devils he casts out devils) alfred edward waite, in his study of the zohar (the cabalistic textbook of the 14th century, entitled the secret doctrine of israel (occult research press, n


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contains the eternal prototype for such a course of life, which only he must and can fulfill. it is like a law of nature, and as the properties of a chemical are exactly determined, a buddha or christ must live a precisely determined life. their lives are not narrated to reveal the accidents of biography, but rather to show the typical features, defined by mysteriosophy for all ages to come. the legend of the buddha is no more a biography in the ordinary sense than the gospels are supposed to be such a biography of christ jesus. neither is concerned with contingent events, but rather with the prototypical life of a world-redeemer. the model for both accounts is not external, physical happenings but the traditional teachings of the mysteries. for those who recognize their divine nature, th

r, the logosdoctrine had roots in the mysteries of artemis in ephesus, which were concerned with sacred speech (the primary meaning of logos) and the origins of the universe; steiner, mystery notes 215 knowledge and mystery centres (rudolf steiner press, london, 1973, pp. 81ff. he points out that when the logos appears again, in christianity, it is in the gospel of john, and john is associated in legend with ephesus too. steiner also referred here to the pioneering work of e. pfleiderer, die philosophie des heraklit (berlin, 1866. 23. plutarch, on the e at delphi 392 b. cf. heraclitus, fragments 12 and 91. 24. fragment 88. 25. fragment 78 a (bywater. 26. fragment 15; and cf. fragment 49 a. discoveries of orphic- dionysiac membership tokens with the formula life-death- life again confirm th


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te power of the people) must be regulated by the elite "the blind force of the people is a force that must be economized, and also managed. it must be regulated by intellect" 238 codex magica 80 morals and dogma. hour; and hence, in several african dialects, as names of the sun, airo, ayero, eer, uiro, ghurrah, and the like. the royal name rendered pharaoh, was phra, that is, pai-ra, the sun. the legend of the contest between hor-ra and set, or set-nu-bi, the same as bar or bal, is older than that of the strife between osiris and typhon; as old, at least, as the nineteenth dynasty. it is called in the book of the dead "the day of the battle between horus and set" the later myth connects itself with phoenicia and syria. the body of osiris went ashore at gebal or byblos, sixty miles above ts

enth dynasty. it is called in the book of the dead "the day of the battle between horus and set" the later myth connects itself with phoenicia and syria. the body of osiris went ashore at gebal or byblos, sixty miles above tsur. you will not fail to notice that in the name of each murderer of khurum, that of the evil god bal is found* har-oeri was the god of time, as well as of life. the egyptian legend was that the king of byblos cut down the tamarisk-tree containing the body of osiris, and made of it a column for his palace. isis, employed in the palace, obtained possession of the column, took the body out of it, and carried it away. apuleius describes her as "a beautiful female, over whose divine neck her long thick hair hung in graceful ringlets" and in the procession female attendants

ape of a boat, appeared in the procession. if the symbol we are speaking of is not a mere modern invention, it is to these things it alludes. the identity of the legends is also confirmed by this hieroglyphic picture, copied from an ancient egyptian monument, which may also enlighten you as to the lion's grip and the master's gavel. in his classic masonic textbook, morals and dogma, scottish rite legend albert pike suggests that "this hieroglyphic picture, copied from an ancient egyptian monument, may enlighten you as to the lion's grip and the master's gavel" two standards of the ritual ceremony for the master degree. in the picture, the candidate, lying on the floor, is about to be "raised" by the powerful grip of the lion's paw. the lion is carrying in his right hand the ankh, symbol of

real grip of a master mason, which the order claims can "resurrect" the candidate and cause him, in essence, to be "born again (a counterfeit of the christian experience) is formed with fingers separated to form a triangle. in the photos and illustrations in this section, you will find several real-life examples of this grip. in coil's masonic encyclopedia we are told of the triangular chain, the legend taught by freemasonry that jewish freemasons were carried as captives from jerusalem to babylon by nebuchadnezzar, being bound by triangular chains. the babylonian king is said to have been gravely insulting the jews by doing this because, to the jews, the triangle, or delta symbol, was a symbol of their deity.2 king solomon and the triple triangle in the 6 of freemasonry, the degree of int

two millennia. france's royal merovingian dynasty's bloodline is said to be the protector of the sect, which boasts that it is the actual bloodline of jesus. the astonishing claim is that jesus and mary magdalene were married and had children and from this bloodline shall someday arise a man who shall become the ruler of planet earth. the holy grail tied in with this unscriptural even blasphemous legend are the tales of the holy grail and the spear of longinus. some teach that as the blood of jesus oozed from his body on the cross, it was collected in the holy grail cup. esoterically that would make the holy grail, if it exists, magical and capable of great miracles. a variation of this story is that the holy grail was the drinking vessel of jesus at the last supper, which again would tran


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o have been judged as deserving of punishment for their misdeeds will be sent to gehenna, to stay there for a length of time commensurate with the seriousness of 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 t

red books, the hermetic mysteries, which contained a wide assortment of secret wisdom. these divine documents were divided into six categories. the first dealt with the education of the priesthood; the second, temple ritual; the third, geographical knowledge; the fourth, astrology; the fifth, hymns in honor of the gods and a guide for the proper behavior of royalty; the sixth, medical commentary. legend has it that these sacred texts contain all the accumulated wisdom of ancient egypt, going back in an unbroken tradition to the very earliest time. as the hermetic texts continued to influence the growth of european alchemy, astrology, and magic, the author of the books was said to have been adam s grandson, who built the great pyramids of egypt; or an egyptian magician who lived three gener

n the need for every soul to pass through a series of incarnations. although anan ben david s teachings were severely criticized as contrary to orthodox belief, gilgul became a part of the kabbalah, the compilation of mystical works collected in thirteenth-century spain. transmigration of souls is also a universal belief in hasidism. according to alan unterman in his dictionary of jewish lore and legend (1994: transmigration gave a new meaning to many aspects of life. the deaths of young children were less tragic, since they were being punished for previous sins and would be reborn in a new life. proselytes to judaism were jewish souls which had been incarnated in gentile bodies [transmigration] also allowed for the gradual perfection of the individual souls through different lives. the zo

eligions. san francisco: harper collins, 1989. eerdmans handbook to the world s religions. grand rapids, mich: wm. b. eerdmans publishing co, 1994. head, joseph, and s. l. cranston, s.l, eds. reincarnation: an east-west anthology. wheaton, ill: theosophical publishing house, 1968. larousse dictionary of beliefs and religions. new york: larousse, 1994. unterman, alan. dictionary of jewish lore and legend. london: thames and hudson, 1991. contemporary mystery schools and reincarnation since the earliest days of organized religious expression there have always been those who preferred seeking the individual mystical experience as their personal doorway to other dimensions of reality and the world beyond death. these mystics found the doctrines and dogmas of structured religion to be too inhib

edge that she had distilled from various mystery schools, hindu religious thought, jewish mysticism, and christian sects. many of the concepts and the spiritual eclecticism professed by blavatsky in the 1880s would be revised on a large scale in the 1970s, in what has loosely been called the new age movement. in addition to such contributions as occult masters and guides, blavatsky introduced the legend of the lost continent of lemuria, the return of the maitreya (world savior, and was greatly responsible for popularizing the concepts of reincarnation and past lives in europe and the united states. at the time of her death in 1891, blavatsky s detractors considered her to have been a hoaxster, a fraud, and a deceiver, while her followers revered her as a genius, a veritable saint, and a wo


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effort to provide reliable and authoritative information in the most objective and factual way possible, to present multiple viewpoints for controversial subject topics, and to avoid sensationalism that taints the credibility of the subject matter. the manner of presentation enables readers to utilize their critical thinking skills to separate fact from fiction, opinion from dogma, and truth from legend regarding enigmas that have intrigued, baffled, and inspired humankind over the centuries. about the authors and advisors brad e. steiger has written over 150 books with over 17 million copies in print. his vast writing experience includes biographies, books of inspiration, phenomenon and the paranormal, spirituality, ufo research, and crimes. his first articles on the paranormal appeared i

ank in sandown bay during a blizzard in 1878, is a famous phantom vessel that has been sighted by sailors over the years. on october 17, 1998, prince edward of england (1964) and the film crew for the television series crown and country saw the three-masted ship off the isle of wight and managed to capture its image on film. perhaps the most famous of all ghost ships is the flying dutchman, whose legend states that as punishment for his impiety and blasphemy, the captain, cornelius vanderdecken, must sail until doomsday. the appearance of this supernatural vessel is considered by seafarers to be an omen of ill-fortune. another one that is a forerunner of disaster is the ghost ship of the yangtze river, a medieval chinese pirate junk. the ghost junk has been said to herald wars, famines, an

the tall trees and flickering off again, as they fall to the mountain passes below. various legends have sprung up about the origin of the lights. some say the cherokee spirits and catawba braves made the lights and search the valley for maiden lovers. it seems that the two tribes had a big battle hundreds of years ago, in which nearly all of the men of the two tribes were killed. apparently this legend has some basis in fact, because at least a half a dozen native american graves have been found in the area. according to some local residents, the lights first began to be sighted on a regular basis sometime in 1916. at the time it was thought that the mystery lights might have been caused by the headlights on locomotives or cars running through a nearby valley. however, during the spring o

ghts themselves could never be approached for a close enough look. as soon as anyone came too near, the lights would disappear, only to pop up again in another section of the cemetery. photographers were hired, but no one managed to capture the elusive blue lights on film. at this point the old-timers simply smile and provide the fitting explanation for any classic ghost story. according to local legend, the cemetery, which is still in use, is the final resting place for many miners who died while digging precious ores. the flickering lights of the graveyard resemble the little lights worn on the miners caps, and the ghostly lights belong to the restless souls of the miners, who still search for the gold they never found. a far more notorious ghost light is located in the tri-state area of

t they already knew about the eerie rectory. the building, though constructed in modern times, stood on the site of a medieval monastery whose gloomy old vaults still lay beneath it. close at hand had been a nunnery, whose ruins were much in evidence. about a quarter of a mile away stood a castle where many tragic events had occurred, ending with a siege by oliver cromwell. there was a persistent legend about a nun who had been walled up alive in the nunnery for eloping with a lay brother who had been employed at the monastery. the lay brother, who received the punishment meted out for such sins, was hanged. inhabitants of the rectory, and several villagers, had reported seeing the veiled nun walking through the grounds. a headless nobleman and a black coach pursued by armed men had also b


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effort to provide reliable and authoritative information in the most objective and factual way possible, to present multiple viewpoints for controversial subject topics, and to avoid sensationalism that taints the credibility of the subject matter. the manner of presentation enables readers to utilize their critical thinking skills to separate fact from fiction, opinion from dogma, and truth from legend regarding enigmas that have intrigued, baffled, and inspired humankind over the centuries. about the authors and advisors brad e. steiger has written over 150 books with over 17 million copies in print. his vast writing experience includes biographies, books of inspiration, phenomenon and the paranormal, spirituality, ufo research, and crimes. his first articles on the paranormal appeared i

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 might one day reveal itself as the heir of the anci

mericanatheist.org/supplement/conspiracy. html. lomas, robert, and christopher knight. the hiram key: pharaohs, freemasons, and the discovery of the secret scrolls of jesus. boston: element books, 1999. macoy, robert. a dictionary of freemasonry. new york: gramercy books, 2000. seligmann, kurt. the history of magic. new york: pantheon books, 1948. the garduna the origins of the garduna begin in a legend not dissimilar from that of el cid (c. 1043.1099, the heroic knight t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d 12 secret societies by1897, the masons had about 750,000 members. who defended northern spain from the invading moors in the eleventh century, and the secret society continues to this day in a criminal organization akin to the mafia. a

non-christians. thousands joined the holy man in his crusade against the moors, and his army of peasants, beggars, and bandits fought so fiercely under the standard of the holy virgin of cordova that no moorish force could repel them. while the garduna may have harassed the powerful muslim armies and conducted a guerilla-type warfare against them, they by no means drove the invaders from spain as legend told it. after about 714, the gothic monarchy of spain had been replaced by the institutions of the conquering arabs, and a short time after spain had fallen to the moors, it became the most prosperous and civilized country in the west. within a few more years, the arabs had extended their european empire north of the pyrenees mountains to the south of france and from the mouth of the garon

, the garduna degenerated into a loosely knit criminal network controlled by the descendants of the mountain bandits who had followed apollinario in his crusade against the moors. deception and murder were still practiced on a large scale by the garduna, and they maintained the old dictum that only the blood of non-christians was to be shed. perhaps the garduna would have vanished completely into legend if fifteenthcentury spain had not become a christian nation and king ferdinand v (1452.1516) and queen isabella i (1451.1504) had not so avidly supported the mission of the inquisition and that of its chief heretic hunter in spain, tomas de torquemada (1420.1498. until the inquisition, moors, jews, and christians had for centuries lived quite peacefully in spain. the moors and the jews were


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ofthe cretan athlete; this suggests that the slaying may have been a cretan custom, the man representing theminotaur being killed in a battle in which, masked as he was, he could be no match for his antagonist. frazerhas pointed out that minos went to zeus every nine years, and has suggested that this was a euphemism forthe sacrifice of each ruler at the end of that term of years. in the theseus legend the interval of time wasseven years, but the rest of the story so closely resembles other accounts of the sacrifice by. combat that itcannot be disregarded; theseus did not put an end to the custom, he merely relieved athens from sending theyearly victims, who, like the children stolen by the fairies, had to "pay the teind to hell" with their lives.the sanctity of the ram in the aegean in t

years, but the rest of the story so closely resembles other accounts of the sacrifice by. combat that itcannot be disregarded; theseus did not put an end to the custom, he merely relieved athens from sending theyearly victims, who, like the children stolen by the fairies, had to "pay the teind to hell" with their lives.the sanctity of the ram in the aegean in the early bronze age is shown in the legend of helle and phrixos.they were the children of the family who were set apart as victims when human sacrifice was required. thesacrifice of helle was consummated by drowning, but phrixos escaped by means of the divine animal, whichhe afterwards sacrificed, possibly as a substitute for himself. the story of jason's expedition suggests that thefleece had a divine connotation, and that its valu

ine by the animal which appeared.a fact, noted by many writers and still unexplained, is the connection between robin goodfellow and robinhood. grimm remarks on it but gives no reason for his opinion, though the evidence shows that theconnection is there. the cult of robin hood was widespread both geographically and in time, which suggeststhat he was more than a local hero in the places where his legend occurs, in scotland as well as englandrobin hood was well known, and he belonged essentially to the people, not to the nobles. he was alwaysaccompanied by a band of twelve companions, very suggestive of a grandmaster and his coven. one of thosecompanions was little john, a name which may be compared with the basque janicot. robin hood and hisband were a constituent part of the may-day cerem

spears among themselves, and they made bronze swords of extraordinaryefficacy. in the story of gish, the sword graysteel was forged by the dwarfs (i.e. the fairies, and it couldtherefore cut through whatever its blow fell on, nor could its edge be blunted by spells like swords made bymortals. a fairy javelin[36] was preserved at midridge hall in the county of durham, but there isunfortunately no legend to account for its coming into the possession of a mortal.a certain amount of tangible evidence as to the existence of fairies mill remains in the form of objects offairy workmanship, which have come in various ways into the possession of "mortals. gervase of tilburyand william of newbury record how a cup was once stolen by a man from a fairy; it was "of an unknownmaterial, extraordinary co

bythe slow development of intercourse with the people of the iron-age, by whose descendants they were finallyabsorbed. the last authentic account of the fairies occurs in scotland at the end of the seventeenth century,but in england they had disappeared long before. this strange and interesting people and their primitivecivilisation have degenerated into the diminutive gossamer-winged sprites of legend and fancy, and occuronly in stories to amuse children. the real upland-dweller, who struck terror into the lowlanders andhorrified the priests of the christian faith, has vanished utterly. the god of the witcheschapter ii. the worshippers23chapter iii. the priesthood"a witch is a person that hath conference with the devil to take counsel or to do some act."2424lord coke.in all organised rel


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penetrate the xiii hidden sense of the zohar, the great dogmatic treatise of the qabalah of the hebrews. the clavicles of solomon, forgotten in the course of time, and supposed lost, have been rediscovered by ourselves; without trouble we have opened all the doors of those old sanctuaries where absolute truth seemed to sleep- always young, and always beautiful, like that princess of the childish legend, who, during a century of slumber, awaits the bridegroom whose mission it is to awaken her. after our book, there will still be mysteries, but higher and farther in the infinite depths. this publication is a light or a folly, a mystification or a monument. read, reflect, and judge. xiv the key of the mysteries (la clef des grands mysteres) by eliphas levi xv part i religious mysteries probl

de of dogma is alone immolated. this is the meaning of the ram caught by its horns in a thicket. the history of abraham is, then, a symbol in the ancient manner, and contains a lofty revelation of the destinies of the human soul. taken literally, it is an absurd and revolting story. did not st. augustine take literally the golden ass of apuleius? poor great men! 33 the history of isaac is another legend. rebecca is the type of the oriental woman, laborious, hospitable, partial in her affections, shrewd and wily in her manoeuvres. jacob and esau are again the two types of cain and abel; but here abel avenges himself: the emancipated intelligence triumphs by cunning. the whole of the genius of the jews is in the character of jacob, the patient and laborious supplanter who yields to the wrath

he two types of cain and abel; but here abel avenges himself: the emancipated intelligence triumphs by cunning. the whole of the genius of the jews is in the character of jacob, the patient 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 th

ificent name by harmonizing in one all the religious aspirations of the world; with moses and mohammed, it affirms the unity of god; with zoroaster, hermes and plato, it recognizes in him the infinite trinity of its own regeneration; 78 it reconciles the living numbers of pythagoras with the monadic word of st. john<gospel legend itself is a macedoine of those of bacchus, adonis, osiris, and a hundred others, and that the mass, and christian ceremonies generally, have similarly pagan sources- o. m> so much, science and reason will agree. it is then in the eyes of reason and of science themselves the most perfect, that is to say the most complete, dogma which has ever been produced in the world. let science and reaso

vieve shone gloriously with light. they were chanting the litanies, and the procession was coming out of the choir. after the cross, accompanied by its acolytes, and followed by the choirboys, came the banner of st. genevieve; then, walking in double file, came the lady devotees of st. genevieve, clothed in black, with a white veil on the head, a blue ribbon around the neck, with the medal of the legend, a taper in the hand, surmounted by the little gothic lantern that tradition gives to the images of the saint. for, in the old books, 167 st genevieve is always represented with a medal on her neck, that which st. germain d'auxerre gave her, and holding a taper, which the devil tries to extinguish, but which is protected from the breath of the unclean spirit by a miraculous little tabernacl


THE LUCIFERIAN PATH THE WITCHES SABBAT MICHAEL W FORD

l ucel, set (the egyptian god, lilith (the goddess of the luciferian path, cain (the isolate one, lord of magicians and witches) and ahriman (the dragon of darkness who takes many forms. such god forms span various cultures and ages, but their essence lives in the idea of the sabbat and luciferian witchcraft and sorcery. the initiate begins the path of shadow, from which he or she models from the legend of lucifer falling from light. it was essential for azazel (lucifer) to grow he had to understand and perceive darkness, to taste the shadows and become as god (the knowledge of good and evil. the initiate of the luciferian path explores the darkness as a point of development, a testing of spirit and the possibility of self isolation. as the initiate confronts in various forms what is calle


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given expulsion regardie, who had neglected to get a valid also told to leave the country. after spending regardie went to england where he his wife. by this time crowley had discovered mandrake press, but by now crowley's "the wickedest man in the world"1 was booksellers to avoid him, and mandrake as a result, crowley could no longer afford after attempting to repair crowley's a book called the legend regardie and crowley drifted apart though for a time regardie, who had settled in for thomas burke, the novelist. in 1932, regardie published h s first of pomegranates and the tree of life. regardie's own qabalistic studies, while the latter is usually considered regardie's magnum opus and one of the most comprehensive texts on practical magic ever written. the book was primarily a restatem


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le were dead, among the victims of the worst tragedy ever to strike that section of west virginia. they were driving across the silver bridge. which spanned the ohio river, when it suddenly collapsed. their friends remembered. they remembered the story of the bearded stranger in the night. it had, indeed, been a sinister omen. one that confirmed their religious beliefs and superstitions. so a new legend was born. beelzebub had visited west virginia on the eve of a terrible tragedy. ii. being a dedicated nonconformist is not easy these days. i grew my beard in 1966 while loafing for a week op the farm of my friend, zoologist ivan t. sanderson. i kept it until 1968 when hair became popular and half the young men hi america suddenly began burying their identities in a great sea of facial hair

nfolded again. it had also turned charcoal black and smelled like "rotten eggs" the implication was clear. someone had the ability to intercept the u.s. mails and tamper with things in sealed envelopes! ii while jane was holding clandestine meetings with mr. apol and his mysterious lady friend, jaye p. paro was being entertained by the redoubtable princess moon owl, a character who would become a legend on long island by the end of 1967. at 3:30 p.m. on june 11, 1967, jaye entered the studios of wbab and found a very weird woman waiting for her. she was at least six feet tall, was very dark (negroid, with large, glassy eyes, and wore a costume largely made up of feathers. she was gasping and wheezing, having great difficulty breathing. jaye thought she was having a heart attack "i am princ


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hly equivalent powers, is perhaps best illustrated by the belief, common among the orthodox churches of the east, in a personal devil as well as a personal angel. this concept has been amplified by the roman catholic church to such an extent- perhaps subconsciously- that a missal in the editor's possession contains an engraving for the feast of st. andrew, apostle, for november 30, that bears the legend "ecce qui tollis peccata mundi- behold him who taketh away the sins of the world- and the picture above it is of the atomic bomb! basically, there are two "sets" of gods in the mythos: the elder gods, about whom not much is revealed, save that they are a stellar race that occasionally comes to the rescue of man, and which corresponds to the christian "light; and the ancient ones, about whic


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

grips us by the throat. is there an eternal death? ah! saviour, deliver us from the misery of our lot; lead us to the realms of eternal rest, where rich and poor, good and bad, are made one, lost in the depths of the lethean sea. and what can all this lead us to, this progress through misery? to the great archetype the arahat-ship of buddha. it was by gazing on the sunken eyes of a corpse, so the legend runs, that gautama forsook pleasure for a life of pity. life is feodal to death, and our ultimate sleep is greater than our first awakening. the womb was dark; from out it sprang the thoughtless; the tomb is darker still; into it creeps the thoughtful. the dead are our gods, soon we shall strike our tent for the last time and join the great caravanserai of the departed: wend now thy way wit

y assumed knowledge a priori [rendering hume fs position now impregnable, thanks to ethnology, etc, etc; and then kant asks, ghow is pure mathematics possible h [again falling into the fallacy of supposing his own brain to be without a history, it is curious to note that kant fs a priori is but a recasting of the old myth of pallas, wisdom, springing fullarmed from the brain of zeus, and like the legend is a strangely false assertion] thus, into the trap kant sets out to rescue hume from, he himself falls, by asserting that: git is only by means of the form of sensuous intuition that we can intuite things a priori, but in this way we intuite the objects only as they appear to our senses, not as they may be in themselves (p. 29 [thus kant himself proves the noumenon, the sole refuge from sc


THE BOOK OF GATES

ext which refers to anubis mr. goodwin transcribed-"hail, o ye who make to be maat the word of your little one, may thoth weigh the words, may he make to eat his father" immediately over the boat is the short inscription which goodwin renders by"[when] this god entereth, he (i.e, the ape) riseth and putteth under restraint am-a (i.e, the eater of the arm" 1 p. 164 behind the pair of scales is the legend 1 which mr. goodwin renders "the balance-bearer does homage; the blessed spirits in amenti follow after him; the morning, star disperses the thick darkness; there is good will above, justice below. the god reposes himself, he gives bread to the blessed, who throng, towards him" the translation by m. lef bure reads "the bearer of the hatchet and the bearer of the scales protect the inhabitan

body of which is made to serve as biers for twelve gods in mummied form; the serpent's body is provided with twenty-four legs of lions, and a mummied god rests over each pair of them. these gods are described as "those who are in the body of osiris asleep" and "those who are in inactivity" 3. four gods, each with his arms stretched straight together before him at an acute angle with his body. the legend reads, khast-ta-rut. p. 211 click to view click to view click to view the gods who are asleep in the body of osiris. p. 212 click to view click to view click to view the gods who are asleep in the body of osiris. p. 213 click to view four khast-ta-rut gods. click to view (left) a god in mummied form (center) the serpent in the round pool of fire (right) four khast-ta-rut gods. p. 214 4. fou

; the fetters are further strengthened by small chains, which are linked to the larger ones, and are fastened to the ground by means of pegs with a hook at the top. in an earlier picture we have click to view the slaughterers of apep. seen apep fettered by seb, mest, hapi, tuamutef, and qebhsennuf, who were represented by five gods, but here the figures of the gods are wanting, and it is only the legend "children of horus" that tells us the chains represent the gods. 3. four apes, each holding up a huge hand and wrist. p. 284 4. the goddess of upper egypt, wearing the white crown, and styled amenti. 5. the goddess of lower egypt, wearing the red crown, and called herit. 6. the bearded god sebekhti, who holds the emblem of "life" in his right hand, and a sceptre in his left. p. 285 of the g


THE SECRET RITUALS OF THE OTO

lem. from that time our lodges took the name of lodges of st. john. 6 these and similar speculations inspired the manufacture of several spurious templar masonic side-degrees. the first of these was very probably the still surviving royal order of scotland, organized into two degrees, that of the royal order of h.r.m (heredom) and that of the knights of the r.s.y.c.s (rosy cross. according to the legend of this order its origins lay in the arrival of pierre d aumont and seven other templars, refugees from persecution, in the island of mull, situated off the coast of scotland. the supposed incident was described, from a hostile point of view, by a member of a rival templar order: after the death of jacques de molay, some scottish templars having become apostates at the instigation of robert

4 by larmenius, who declared them to be temple desertores and with the knights of st. john of jerusalem, dominiorum militae spoliatores, placed for ever outside the pale of the temple. a similar anathema has since been launched by several grand masters against templars who were rebellious to legitimate authority. from the schism that was introduced into scotland a number of sects took birth.7 the legend of pierre d aumont was accepted as historical truth by many continental masonic groups, among them the french chapter of clermont, and it was from the ranks of the last mentioned organization that at some time between 1751 and 1754 baron von hund (1722-76) recruited the first members of the stricte observance, a quasi-templar masonic order which claimed to possess secret templar documents d

rch of christ, preserving through the centuries a true egyptian gnostic christian tradition. it claimed that the son of god. was brought up in the schools of alexandria. he was able to reach all the degrees of egyptian initiation. jesus conferred 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 initiati


THOUGHTS ON SETH

ie's books) goes, seth is simply the golden dawn's "satan" in the christian sense of the word. this won't do (note: the idea that horus could ever completely defeat and destroy seth is nonsense anyway. seth is the foundation of the material realm. seth is form and structure. he unlies malkuth in such a way that were he removed, reality itself would collapse into the primal chaos. according to his legend, every night seth rides the barque of millions of years the solar boat and every morning before the dawn he slays apep, the demon of chaos and entropy who blocks its passage, so that the barque may rise aga in. without seth, the sun would never rise and the darkness would be eternal) so meditating on what i know of the godform, i come up with. material world as has been said, seth grounds t


TRUE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT

a true history of witchcraft get any book for free on: www.abika.com 20 the real origin of wicca we must dismiss with some respect the assertion, put forth by margot adler and others, that "wicca no longer adheres to the orthodox mythos of the book of shadows" many, if not most of those who have been drawn to wicca in the last three decades came to it under the spell (if i may so term it) of the legend of ancient wicca. if that legend is false, then while reformists and revisionist apologists (particularly the peculiar hybrid spawned in the late sixties under the name "feminist wicca) may seek other valid grounds for their practices, we at least owe it to those who have operated under a misapprehension to explain the truth, and let the chips fall where they may. i believe there is a core


TYSON DONALD NEW MILLENNIUM MAGIC

hin the magus long enough to teach him or her the secrets of the art, the magus must suffer the considerable pain and doubt that comes from completely renouncing the com- mon western material mode of thinking and living. these hard-won personal keys of magic will belong to the magus alone and will have great power, but they will be wasted if the magus tries to share them with the larger world. in legend the norse god of magic, odin (the teutonic god woden) is said to have undergone this kind of personal sacrifice to achieve his spiritual illumination. in a beautiful and powerful excerpt from the havamal, an unknown bard takes on the voice of the god in order to sing of his trial and achievement: i trow that i hung on the windy tree, swing there nights all nine, gashed with a blade, bloodie

rever lost to the guiding, benevolent influence of the light. they become themselves liv- ing qlippoth, empty soulless husks lacking all traces of those higher impulses that distinguish a human being. once the demons of darkness are sure of their human prizes, they desert them and leave them to die in madness or squalor, usually from drugs, violent attack, or more directly by their own hands. the legend of faust has much to say on this matter. as faust discovered, in the early stages the demons in the dark depths of the subconscious wear the masks of beguiling angels. they reveal, or promise to reveal, knowledge of real value, and set the magician of black magic lusting for more. as he or she progresses in a spiral descent from the light, these demons become more gross in their presentatio

ake or foolishness, the ultimate evil. only purity will protect and guide the magus safely around this treacherous reef-purity of purpose, purity of will, and purity of faith-for purity is his or her guardian. t here is only one god who is without form or attribute, who is nameless and faceless, the beginning and the end, the first and last, who was and is and will be. the lesser gods of myth and legend are limited emanations of the single true deity. for this reason they are treated with respect, but never with ado- ration or worship. the magus must not commit the sacrilege of praying to a lesser god. the gods are tools to be used with the authority of the light. since the light is the primary emanation, and all lesser emanations are distinguished only by the degree to which they obscure

ce has come to attacking the soul of a disease is its battle against smallpox, where the goal was to destroy every smallpox organism in the world, thereby making future infections impossible. however, this is doing it the hard way, attempting to destroy the soul by taking away all the houses of flesh in which it could possibly find refuge. by the way, there is an analogy to be drawn here with the legend of the vam- pire, which says that the vampire must always maintain a number of coffins filled with its native grave earth, for in this alone can it find rest during the light of day. one way to fight the vampire is to destroy all its resting places. but this is an uncer- tain method; it is impossible to be sure all the boxes of earth have been found. the boxes of earth are analogous to the


TYSON DONALD SOUL FLIGHT

he local fairy hill (dun-ski) in aberfoyle, called the fairy knowe. aberfoyle was the place of kirk's birth, where he had returned to preach following the death of his father, the minister of the 47. kirk and lang, secret commonwealth, 5. chapter three: the land of fairy 39 parish, so it may be presumed that he had enjoyed some familiarity in his boyhood with the local spirits under the hill. the legend surrounding his death asserts that he did not really die, but that he was spirited away and a lifeless duplicate of his body put in his place. his successor, the rev. dr. graham, wrote in his book of local history, sketches of picturesque scenery, that kirk's ghost appeared to one of his relatives shortly after his abduction and declared that he would come again at the baptism ceremony of h

event had no eyewitnesses. this is generally true of fairy abductions and ufo abductions-a person mysteriously vanishes, sometimes to reappear at a later date, but the actual disappearance is seldom witnessed. descent into hell it is the dogma of the church that jesus came back to life after his crucifixion and ascended in the living body to heaven. the apocryphal gospel of nicodemus relates the legend that after his ascent to heaven, he subsequently descended into hell to free all the souls who had been imprisoned there since the fall from grace of adam. after shattering the gate of brass and bars of iron that closed the entrance to hell, jesus caused the chains to fall off those languishing in hell and led them up to heaven, where they encountered two others who had ascended in the fles

gray-human adults. the dwarfish goblins, the floating balls of light, and the apparitions owe their inspiration to the traditional wellsprings in the human unconscious that have given rise for centuries to tales of fairies, will-o'-the-wisps, and ghosts. the mischievous behavior of the goblin race coupled with their small size cannot help but connect them with the 142 soulflight many creatures of legend that display similar traits-such as the pixies, goblins, dwarfs, brownies, but especially the fairies. in traditional lore, balls of light are often said to follow travelers in wilderness places, especially in marshes, bogs, and swamps. the natural occurrence of such things as foxfire and marsh lights probably gave rise to these tales, which have taken on their own mythic vitality. ghosts o


TYSON DONALD THE POWER OF THE WORD

; who thereupon becomes a young knight [i, and so renews the cycle. the princess is not only the perfect maiden, but, owing to the death of the prince, the forsaken and lamenting widow. all this occurs in the legends characteristic of the aeon of osiris. it is hardly possible definitely to disentangle these complications, but for the student it is sufficient if he will be content to work with one legend at a time (the book of thoth [new york: weiser, 19741, pp. 150-1) the square brackets in the above quotation are mine. crowley viewed the dynamic of the name as a series of family trines in which the father and mother (i and first h) alternately generate the son (v) and daughter (second h. the generative unit is complete in the trinity, but this trinity endlessly alternates its polarity, ma

at represent celestial or divine spirits and gods, and among these godly names the strongest are the names of supreme deity. but the greatest and most potent name of all is tetragrammaton, which is not merely a title, but the actual pattern and essence of god. it follows that in magic tetragrammaton can be used to command all lesser names. this is why it was held in such esteem by kabbalists. the legend of the golem, an artificial man created out of clay by rabbi loew of prague in the year 1580, gives useful insight as to how tetragrammaton may have been used by the ba'alei shem of the middle ages. very troubled in his mind about how to protect the jews of prague against the malicious libels of a priest named thaddeus, who preached their destruction, rabbi loew used his knowledge of kabbal

ead of the golem, and upon the tips of its fingers appeared fingernails. rabbi loew himself circled the body seven times sunwise, reciting yet another combination of letters. the three kabbalists stood together at the foot of the golem and recited the words from genesis 2:7-"and he breathed into his nostrils the breath 40 tetragrammaton of life, and the man became a living soul" the writer of the legend explains that, in the air of the breath, there must be found fire and water. the golem opened his eyes and rabbi loew ordered him to stand up. it is significant that, although the golem could see, hear, and understand, he "did not have the power of speech in his mouth" ten years following its creation, when the golem had accomplished its task and the jews of prague were safe once again, rab

y walked seven times around his cot in succession, this time beginning by walking down past the left side of the golem, whereas in the creation ritual they had begun their circumambulations by walking up past the right side. each recited the same "combinations of letters" but in reverse order. at the conclusion of this circling, the golem lay inert upon his cot "like a lump of hardened clay" this legend is from the book of the miracles of r. loew, published in piotrkov in 1909 (see raphael patai, gates to the old city [avon, 19801, pp. 636-42. the numerology in the legend is highly instructive. loew is given ten words of power by god that enable the creation of the artificial man. these were probably the divine names of the ten sephiroth. although the sephiroth have their own descriptive t

inity that lies within each living human being was not passed on to him. even though he looked like a man, he was a mere simulacrum. the 42 tetragrammaton golem could never have made another golem by magic, because the word which is in god and humans was not within him. this lack of a creative divine spark is symbolized by the muteness of the golem. it would seem that the author who recorded this legend of the golem (patai thinks it was judah rosenburg, who is listed on the title page of the miracles of r. loew as the editor) made an error in describing the dissolution of the golem. although it is said explicitly that "everything we did then was the reverse of what we had done at the creation of the golem (gates to the old city, p. 640, if the instructions are followed, they result in sunw


WAITE ASPECTS OF MASONIC SYMBOLISM

plied more specially to the working implements of masonry belongs to our entire building symbolism, whether it is concerned with the erection by the candidate in his own personality of an edifice or "superstructure perfect in its parts and honorable to the builder" or, in the mark degree, with a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens, or again with solomon's temple spiritualized in the legend of the master degree. a system of morality it comes about in this manner that masonry is described elsewhere as "a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols" i want to tell you, among other things which call for consideration, something about the nature of the building, as this is presented to my mind, and about the way in which allegory, symbols and drama a

especially those of conduct and purpose, while in the third degree, they speak of direct relations between man and his creator, giving intimation of judgment to come. the third degree i have said, and you know, that the master degree is one of death and resurrection of a certain kind, and among its remarkable characteristics there is a return to building symbolism, but this time in the form of a legend. it is no longer an erection of the candidate's own house- house of the body, house of the mind, and house of the moral law. we are taken to the temple of solomon and are told how the master-builder suffered martyrdom rather than betray the mysteries which had been placed in his keeping. manifestly, the lesson which is drawn in the degree is a veil of something much deeper, and about which

the mysteries which had been placed in his keeping. manifestly, the lesson which is drawn in the degree is a veil of something much deeper, and about which there is no real intimation. it is assuredly an instruction for the candidates that they must keep the secrets of the masonic order secretly, but such a covenant has reference only to the official and external side. the bare recitation of the legend would have been sufficient to enforce this; but observe that the candidate assumes the part of the master-builder and suffers within or in him- as a testimony of personal faith and honor in respect to his engagements. but thereafter he rises, and it is this which gives a peculiar characteristic to the descriptive title of the degree. it is one of raising and of reunion with companions- almo

n respect to his engagements. but thereafter he rises, and it is this which gives a peculiar characteristic to the descriptive title of the degree. it is one of raising and of reunion with companions- almost as if he had been released from earthly life and had entered into the true land of the living. the keynote is therefore not one of dying but one of resurrection; and yet it is not said in the legend that the master rose. the point seems to me one of considerable importance, and yet i know not of a single place in our literature wherein it has received consideration. i will leave it, however, for the moment, but with the intention of returning to it. part ii there are two ways in which the master degree may be thought to lapse from perfection in respect of its symbolism, and i have not

cally intimated already. perhaps it is by the necessity of things that it has recourse always to the lesser meaning, for it is this which is more readily understood. on the other hand, much must be credited to its subtlety, here and there, in the best sense of the term. there is something to be said for an allegory which he who runs may read, at least up to a certain point. but those who made the legend and the ritual could not have been unaware of that which the deeper side shows forth; they have left us also the opening and closing as of the great of all greatness- so it seems to me, my brethren- in things of ceremony and ritual. both are devoid of explanation, and it is for us to understand them as we can. for myself it is obvious that something distinct from the express motives of maso


WALLIS BUDGE E A LEGENDS OF THE EGYPTIAN GODS

or weariness, or all three, they made blunders which the modern student is unable to correct. in the introduction will be found brief descriptions of the contents of the egyptian texts, in which their general bearing and importance are indicated, and references given to authoritative editions of texts and translations. e. a. wallis budge. british museum, november 17,1911. contents chapter i. the legend of the creation ii. the legend of the destruction of mankind iii. the legend of ra and the snake-bite iv. the legend of horus of edfu and the winged disk v. the legend of the origin of horus vi. a legend of khensu nefer-hetep and the princess of bekhten vii. the legend of khnemu and a seven years' famine viii. the legend of the death and resurrection of horus ix. the legend of isis and osir

rmakhis in a shrine ix. ashthertet in her chariot x. horus holding captive foes and spearing typhonic animals xi. horus spearing human foes xii. horus spearing the crocodile xiii. horus in the form of a lion xiv. the procreation of horus, son of isis. xv. the resurrection of osiris. xvi. the bekhten stele xvii. the metternich stele--obverse xviii. the metternich stele--reverse introduction i. the legend of the god neb-er-tcher, and the history of creation. the text of the remarkable legend of the creation which forms the first section of this volume is preserved in a well-written papyrus in the british museum, where it bears the number 10,188. this papyrus was acquired by the late mr. a. h. rhind in 1861 or 1862, when he was excavating some tombs on the west bank of the nile at thebes. he

passages from the festival songs of isis and nephthys, which is the first text in it, and these he published in recueil de travaux, paris, tom. iii, pp. 57-64. in 1886 by dr. birch's kindness i was allowed to work at the papyrus, and i published transcripts of some important passages and the account of the creation in the proceedings of the society of biblical archaeology, 1886-7, pp. 11-26. the legend of the creation was considered by dr. h. brugsch to be of considerable value for the study of the egyptian religion, and encouraged by him[fn#1] i made a full transcript of the papyrus, which was published in archaeologia (vol. lii, london, 1891, with transliterations and translations. in 1910 i edited for the trustees of the british museum the complete hieratic text with a revised translat

ndem er das wichtigste zeugniss altagyptischen ursprungs den zahlreichen, von mir angezogenen stellen aus den inschriften hinzufugt. trotz mancher schwierigkeit im einzelnen ist der gesammtinhalt des textes, den zuerst ein englischer gelehrter der wissenschaft zuganglich gemacht hat, such nicht im geringsten misszuverstehen (brugsch, religion, p. 740. he gives a german translation of the creation legend on pp. 740, 741, and a transliteration on p. 756 [fn#2] egyptian hieratic papyri in the british museum, london, 1910, folio. the papyrus is about 16 ft. 8 in. in length, and is 9 1/4 in. in width. it contains 21 columns of hieratic text which are written in short lines and are poetical in character, and 12 columns or pages of text written in long lines; the total number of lines is between

h-words, rubrics, names of apep and his fiends, and a few other words, are written in red ink. there are two colophons; in the one we have a date, namely, the "first day of the fourth month of the twelfth year of pharaoh alexander, the son of alexander" i.e, b.c. 311, and in the other the name of the priest who either had the papyrus written, or appropriated it, namely, nes-menu, or nes-amsu. the legend of the creation is found in the third work which is given in the papyrus, and which is called the "book of overthrowing apep, the enemy of ra, the enemy of un-nefer (i.e, osiris. this work contained a series of spells which were recited during the performance of certain prescribed ceremonies, with the object of preventing storms, and dispersing rain-clouds, and removing any obstacle, animat


WEOR SAMAEL AUN ESOTERIC COURSE OF KABBLAH

advanced students must carry the creative energy even to the ain soph. the heart after certain time of practice, the student must learn how to direct the creative energy from the brain to the heart (the fourteenth arcanum is the arcanum of temperance. transformation (second aspect of the 14th arcanum) in jinas state, a body can shape-shift easily. circe20 shape-shifted men into pigs [temporarily; legend states that apuleius shape-shifted himself into an ass. to manage shape-shifting the following latin mantrams are used: est sit, esto, fiat. only in a jinas state can we transform. clue on jainas the devotee must sit at a table and cross his arms, placing them on the table; while resting his head on his arms, he must willingly fall asleep. the student must relax his mind by emptying it from

canum of the fulminated tower. this is the tower of babel. two personages are precipitated to the bottom of the abyss. one of these personages when falling with his head downwards and his legs and arms outstretched represent the inverted pentagram. many are the initiates that allow themselves to fall; many are the fulminated towers. any initiate that spills the cup of hermes inevitably falls. the legend of the fallen angels has been repeated and will be repeated eternally. presently many fallen gods live in the world. they are now costumed with the bodies of human beings. the human specter present humans are soulless creatures. when death arrives [for them, only the human specters continue! from this specter escapes the embryo of the soul. the post mortem states mentioned by occultists cor


WHO ARE THE DRACONIANS

f seven worlds or cavern levels, may be seen today in benares, india, and..it has forty steps leading down into a circular depression to a stone door covered with cobras. this is said to lead to patala, the reptile netherworld" case file #11 from "on the shores of endless worlds" by andrew tomas (souvenir press, p. 160..even in this jet-age every hindu is familiar with and usually believes in the legend of the nagas, the "serpents" which live in extensive underground palaces in the rocky himalayas. it is believed that these who are the draconians file//d /my documents/avidya/reptilian agenda/who are the draconians.htm (21 of 68 [8/25/2000 17:19:58] creatures are able to fly in space and that they possess amazing magical powers and intelligence. they are not too fond of man if he is a curio


WICCA WITCHCRAFT TODAY

ches use a circle for the same purpose. though it is not impossible that there was some intercourse across the atlantic before columbus, i think it is more likely that similar causes produced similar effects on both sides of the world. it may seem impossible to some that any cult could have preserved its identity and teachings for so long; yet you must remember that it is not merely the religious legend which is preserved but also the rite, the conditioning and the effect that it produces. the religion may change, the race may change, the language may change, but the cause and effect remain, and it is this which tends to keep the legend unchanged. as christianity came in witchcraft had to be concealed. under the saxons it continued in out-of-theway communities, or was driven to wales, corn

rth, and many living people are said to have entered their regions, formed alliances with them and returned safely, but it needed great courage; only a hero or a demigod dared to risk it. celtic mysteries assuredly contained rituals of death and resurrection, and possibly visits to the underworld with a safe return. i think st. patrick's purgatory in lough derg was a christianised version of this legend. primitive man dreaded the idea of being born in another tribe, among strangers, so he prayed and performed rites to ensure being born again at the same time and the same place as his beloved ones, who would know and love him again in the new life. the goddess of the witch cult is obviously the great mother, the giver of life, incarnate love. she rules spring pleasure, feasting and all the

e beliefs. the church had never taken much notice of sorcery as it was not a rival in the way that witchcraft was, and many popes and prominent churchmen were said to practise it. with the renaissance the spirit of enquiry led to free-thinking, and this in turn led to a revival of mathematical magic, astrology, and the kabbala, to classical studies and thence to knowledge of the classic gods. the legend of faust was seized upon and the story circulated that to practise magic one had to sell one's soul to the devil. the best-known treatment of the theme in english literature is, of course, the 'atheist' marlowe's doctor faustus, whilst a long series of histories and plays on the theme in europe culminated in goethe's magnificent faust. it was a credulous age and the story was readily believ

h and miserable in aspect. they include the maccouls, fian's alleged descendants, who were a kind of gibeonites or hereditary servants to the stewarts of appin. irish manuscripts of the eleventh century state that in the ninth century when the danes overran ireland there was nothing in the various secret places belonging to the fians, or fairies, which they did not discover and steal. in brittany legend says that the old people who built the megaliths were a dwarf people known as the kerions, small in stature but very strong. there is an expression used 'as strong as a kerion, much the same as one the scots use in speaking of the picts 'verra sma' but unco' strong' all these peoples seem to be remembered by the same characteristics: good friends but dangerous enemies, very strong, able to

have joined them, but william the conqueror or william rufus might easily have done so. in connection with these rides to bensozia i may mention a story which the witches tell me, that in the olden days they used sometimes to go to big meetings at a distance on horseback, dressed in queer clothes, looking like spirits, shouting and singing to frighten people. can some such rides have started the legend of the wild hunt? possibly the legend gave them the idea. it should be noted that the historical raymond de lusignon married a fairy named melusina from whom the lusignon kings of jerusalem and cyprus were descended, and melusina is one of the names of the witches' goddess. at this time, though the people of the heaths would attend the religious ceremonies, only the priests and priestesses


WICCA MAGICK OCCULT THREE GREEN BOOKS DRUIDISM

through the night they were busy getting him ready, feeding him wasna, corn, and lots of good meat to make him strong. at every meal they set aside everything for the spirits so that they would help him to get a great vision. his relatives thought he had the power even before he went up there. that was putting the cart before the horse, or rather the travois before the horse, as this is an indian legend. when at last he started on his quest, it was a beautiful morning in late spring. the grass was up, the leaves were out, nature was at its best. two medicine men accompanied him. they put up a sweatlodge to purify him in the hot, white breath of the sacred steam. they smoked him with the incense of sweet grass, rubbing his body with salve of bear grease. around his neck they hung it with an


WILLIAM WESCOTT NUMBERS THEIR OCCULT POWER AND MYSTIC VIRTUES

nasius, st. basil, st. gregory of nazianzen, and st. john chrysostom. there is a vast fund of mystic lore, known to some fratres rosae crucis, concerning the chariot of ezekiel described in the mosheh merkavah or vision of ezekiel. the chagigah of the talmud says it were better never to have been born than to pry into the 4 sides thereof, what is above and below, before and behind it. the ancient legend of the four crowned martyrs, who were masons, who refused to disclaim their christian faith and refused to build an idol, has led in our own time to the consecration of the quatuor coronati lodge of freemasons, which has a corresponding membership numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott of 3000 brethren. the present author is a past master of this lodge of

uld wear 7 numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott others, sandals, dalmatic, rational, mitre, gloves, ring and staff. the 7 champions of christendom were st. george for england, st. denis of france, st. james of spain, st. andrew of scotland, st. david of wales, st. patrick of ireland and st. antonio of italy. the 7 sleepers of ephesus, according to the monkish legend, were christians who hid in a cave under the persecutions of decius in the 3rd century. they fell into a trance and slept 200 years. they awaked in a.d. 447 and going to the emperor theodosius ii, they convinced him of the truth of the life beyond the grave. this done, they returned to the cave to sleep until the last judgment. the 7 dolours of the virgin mary is the name of a roman catholi


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circle will enflame the self during invocation; that is to envision each manifestation via minds' eye with each call. for instance, when one calls south, they would envision the fire djinn, in the north, seth. this is the key to the success of magical work; the imagination. south- the devil-djinn mentioned is shaitan or azazel, the fallen seraph whom is made entirely of flame. it is this original legend which brought forth the separation of the god-divinity or natural order to an adversarial or antinomianian process of anti-order. the mentioning of "blackened light" is the light of azazel, or shaitan embodied on earth through cain, the initiator of the sethanic path of witchcraft. east- lucifer as azazel in the earthbound form, the mentioning of twelve wings in reference to the serpent ang

ailed diary and journal. it may be suggested that you will undertake this working in the exploration of the various aspects of lucifer as it has appeared throughout history. the primary focus should be on the bringer of light, the initiator to the highest states of spiritual development and illumination. the islamic lore of azazel known as iblis may be the foundation of the study, from which this legend partially emerged. task #6 creation of ones own alphabet of desire, photocopied and sent to succubus publising. an example of a successful occurrence with the alphabet. examples of how this alphabet works for the individual. the alphabet of desire is the language of the sorcerer, this can be made of symbols and words which represent something to the magician, and may be altered and changed


ZOETIC GRIMOIRE OF ZOS

ejaculation seal the vase with your sigil and with the secret formula of your desire. bury same at midnight, the moon being quartered. when the moon wanes, disinter and pour contents as libation into earth with suitable incantation, and re-bury same. this is the most formidable formula known, never fails and is dangerous hence what is not written must be guessed. from this formula was derived the legend of the genii of the brazen vessel as related by solomon. third formula: the communion of auto-ego of zos this formula is based on that of apollonius the pythagorean philosopher and theurgist, and is the only magical means of inseparation and psychic help that has no disastrous aftereffects whether it fails or succeeds. there is nothing simpler than speaking to your inmost self, and nothing


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a (fornm. sog. 11, 382) names a hlotlundr (sacrificial grove) at straela, called boku, helmold 1, 1 says of the slavs; usque hodie profecto inter illos, cum cetera bark peeled off) qiiem venerabantur pro deo. names given to particular trees are at the same time names of goddesses, e.g. on. hlin, gna. it is worthy of notice, that the heathen idea of divine figures on trees has crept into christian legends, so deeply rooted was tree worship among the peo^^le. i refer doubters to the story of the tyi-olese image of grace, which grew up in a forest tree (deutsche sageu, no. 348. in carinthiayou find iladonna figures fixed on the trees in gloomy groves (sartoris reise 2, 165. of like import seem to be the descriptions of wonderful maidens sitting inside hollow trees, or perched on the boughs (m

, but he will yet come forth of the mountain, he and his host, at the appointed time. the mythus of a victorious army pining for water is already applied to king carl by the frankish annalists (pertz 1, 150. 348, at "the very moment when they bring out the destruction of the irminsul; but lieyond a doubt it is older and heathen: saxo gram. 42 has it of the victorious balder. the agreement of such legends with fixed points in the ancient cultus cannot but heighten and confirm their significance. a people whose faith is falling to pieces, will save here and there a fragment of it, by fixing it on a new and unpersecuted object of veneration. after such numerous instances of ancient woden-hills, one need not be afraid to claim a mo7is mercurii when mentioned in latin annalists, such as fredega

e tied poles together, but never could reach the bottom. abrah. ahkpiist, oelands historia, calmar 1822. 1, 37. 2, 212. there is a picture of the stones in liliengren och brimius, no. xviii. in the hcigbysocken of oeland is also a smooth block of granite named odinssten, on which, ace. to the folk-tale, the warriors of old, when marching to battle, used to whet their swords; ahlquist 2, 79. these legends confirm the special importance of odin's horse in his mythus. verelii notae on the gautrekssaga p. 40 quote from the clavis computi runici' odin heter hesta srna i lielg bunden' which i do not (juite understand. in the fornm. sog. 9, 55-g osinn has his horse shod at a blacksmith's, and rides away by enormous leaps to sweden, where a war breaks out (see suppl^ spegel des antichristischen pa

glad to see for themselves the substance of these pedigrees, which i have extracted from the appendix, and placed at the end of this chapter. tiiana. 164 wodan. ciilar, there appear as sons, balder and that saxnot who in the 8th century was not yet rooted out of n.w. germany; and in the line of his progenitors, hercmod and gedt, the latter expressly pronounced a god, or the son of a god, in these legends, wliile wodan himself is regarded more as the head of all noble races. but we easily come to see, that from a higher point of view both geat and wodan merge into one being, as in fact osinn is called 'alda gautr' ssem. 93^ 95; conf. infra goz, koz. in these genealogies, which in more than one direction are visibly interwoven with the oldest epic poetry of our nation, the gods, heroes and k

which couple the two names; donner und teujd! both of which stood for the ancient god. by gammel tlwr, old thor, the common people in denmark mean the devil; in sweden they long protested by thore gud. the lithuanians worshipped an enormous hammer, seb. frankes weltbuch 55 (see suppl. it must have been at an earlier stage that certain attributes and titles of the saviour, and some judeo-christian legends, were transferred to the heathen god, and particularly the myth of leviathan to lornmngandr. as christ by his death overmastered the monster serpent (barl. 78, 39 to 79, 14, so thorr overcomes the miggarssorni(-worm, snake that encircles the world, and similar epithets are given to both^ taking into account the resemblance between the sign of the cross and that of the hammer, it need not s


A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK SPELLS

da was lord of life and death and the primary god of fertility. with his huge club, he made the bones of his people's enemies 'fall like hail beneath the horses. with one end of the club, it was said, he could kill nine men with a single blow and with the other could instantly restore them to life. his great cauldron was handed on to his daughter brighid (cerridwen in the welsh tradition. in some legends, dagda is associated with balor, the sun deity of the formoiri, enemies of the gods, who was slain by lugh, the young solar god, at the battle of moytura, thus representing the ascent of the new sun. the death of the old order, as a necessary requirement for the new, is a central motif in spirituality and so dagda can offer a focus for rites of passage where change is necessary, but not ne

ice that christ used at the last supper, in which his blood was collected after the crucifixion. grail guardians: nine maidens, sometimes associated with the guardians of sacred wells or with the nine priestesses of the isle of avalon who included morgan le fay, arthur's half-sister, and vivien, the lady of the lake in arthurian tradition who accompanied arthur on his funeral barge. in some grail legends, the knights templar were the traditional guardians of various holy relics, including the grail cup, that were brought back from the crusades. grail treasures: the main elemental ritual items in magick, associated with the treasures of the celts, and having parallels in christianity. handfastings: a popular marriage rite among wiccans, named after the focal point of the rite in which a cou


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l powers; inferior to him in other ways; superior to him in their power in a particular current of an element; inferior to him in only partaking of the nature of that one element; are of necessity to be found constantly recurring in all the mythologies of antiquity. the dwarfs and elves of the scandinavians; the nymphs, hamadryads, and nature spirits of the greeks; the fairies good and bad of the legends dear to our childish days the host of mermaids, satyrs, fauns, sylphs, and fays; the forces intended to be attracted and propitiated by the fetishes of the negro-race; are for the most part no other thing than the ill-understood manifestations of this great class, the elementals. among these, some, as i have before observed, are good; such are the salamanders, undines, sylphs, and gnomes


ALEISTER CROWLEY AD MEIORUM CTHULHI GLORIAM

nment. on occasion, i was able to convince some learned man that i was a sincere scholar, and was thereby permitted to read the ancient records in which the details of necromancy. sorcery, magick and alchemy are given. i learned of the spells that cause men illness, the plague, blindness, insanity, and even death. i learned of the various classes of demons and evil gods that exist, and of the old legends concerning the ancient ones. i was thus able to arm myself against also the she-devil lammashta, who is called the sword that splits the skull, the sight of whom causeth horror and dismay, and(some say) death of a most uncommon nature. in time, i learned of the names and properties of all the demons, devils, fiends and monsters listed herein, in this book of the black earth. i learned of t

igi i am before anu and the annunnaki i am before the seven shuruppaki i am before all things. i am before enki and shammash i am before all things. i am before inanna and ishtar i am before nanna and uddu i am before endukugga and nindukugga i am before ereshkigal i am before all things. before me was made nothing that was made. i am before all gods. i am before all days. i am before all men and legends of men. i am the ancient one. no man may seek my resting place. i receive the sun at night and the moon by day. i am the reciever of the sacrifice of the wanderers. the mountains of the west cover me. the mountains of magick cover me. i am the ancient of days. i am before absu. i am before nar marratu. i am before anu. i am before kia. i am before all things. ia! ia! ia! ia sakkakth! iak s


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parzival, claiming his arms (achilles, or making his club (hercules<three remain for a time as neuters among woman, prevented from living the male life, and wander in the waterless wilderness like krishna, jesus, oedipus, chi. tau. lambda- until the hour when, as the "king's son" or knight-errant, he must win the princess, and set himself upon a strange throne. almost all the legends of heroes imply this formula in strikingly similar symbols. digamma. vau the sun- son. he is supposed to be mortal; but how is this shewn? it seems an absolute perversion of truth: the sacred symbols have no hint of it. this lie is the essence of the great sorcery. osirian religion is a freudian phantasy fashioned of man's dread of death and ignorance of nature. the parthenogenesis-idea 34

is a freudian phantasy fashioned of man's dread of death and ignorance of nature. the parthenogenesis-idea 34 persists, but is now the formula for incarnating demi-gods, or divine kings; these must be slain and raised from the dead in one way or another<legends of mankind reflect the true nature of the species "aeon of horus" two sexes in one person. digamma iota alpha omicron digamma: 93, the full formula, recognizing the sun as the son (star, as the pre-existent manifested unit from which all springs and to which all returns. the great work is to make the initial digamma digamma of assiah (the world of material illusion) into the final digamma

to consider carefully the problems connected with the bloody sacrifice, for this question is indeed traditionally important in magick. nigh all ancient magick revolves around this matter. in particular all the osirian religions- the rites of the dying god- refer to this. the slaying of osiris and adonis; the mutilation of attis; the cults of mexico and peru; the story of hercules or melcarth; the legends of dionysus and of mithra, are all connected with this one idea. in the hebrew religion we find the same thing inculcated. the first ethical lesson in the bible is that the only sacrifice pleasing to the lord is the sacrifice of blood; abel, who made this, finding favour with the lord, while cain, who offered cabbages, was rather naturally considered a cheap sport. the idea recurs again an

very simple. take the wand, or the holy oil, and draw upon the object to be consecrated the supreme symbol of the force to which you dedicate it. confirm this dedication in words, invoking the appropriate god to indwell that pure temple which you have prepared for him. do this with fervour and love, as if to balance the icy detachment which is the proper mental attitude for banishing<hebrew legends furnish us with the reason for the respective virtues of water and fire. the world was purified by water at the deluge, and will be consecrated by fire at the last judgment. not until that is finished can the "real ceremony" begin> the words of purification are: asperges me, therion, hyssopo, et mundabor; lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor. those of consecration are: accendat in nobis th

, by alexander pope. valuable for its account of elementals. undine, by de la motte fouque. valuable as an account of elementals. black magic, by marjorie bowen. an intensely interesting story of sorcery. le peau de chagrin, by honore de balzac. a magnificent magical allegory. number nineteen, by edgar jepson. an excellent tale of modern magic. dracula, by bram stoker. valuable for its account of legends concerning vampires. scientific romances, by h. hinton. valuable as an introduction to the study of the fourth dimension. alice in wonderland, by lewis carroll. valuable to those who understand the qabalah. 212 alice through the looking glass, by lewis carroll. valuable to those who understand the qabalah. the hunting of the snark, by lewis carroll. valuable to those who understand the qab


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS

nd then their morals; and i am not going to encourage this. your work is not anybody else's; and undirected chatter is the worst poisonous element in human society. when you talk of the "actual record" of the "being called jesus christ" i don't know what you mean. i am not aware of the existence of any such remagic without tears get any book for free on: www.abika.com 13 cord. i know a great many legends, mostly borrowed from previous legends of a similar character. 9 it would be better for you to get a copy of the equinox of the gods and study it. the great work is the uniting of opposites. it may mean the uniting of the soul with god, of the microcosm with the macrocosm, of the female with the male, of the ego with the non-ego- or what not. by "love under will" one refers to the fact tha

are merely childish. every incident in nature, true or false, possesses a spiritual significance. it is this significance, and only this significance, that possesses any philosophical value to the initiate. the orthodox need not be shocked, and the enlightened need not be contemptuous, to learn that the passage which we are about to quote, is a parable based on the least decorous of the biblical legends which refer to noah. it simply captures for its own purposes the convenience of scripture (here follows the excerpt from the vision "and a voice cries: cursed be he that shall uncover the nakedness of the most high, for he is drunken upon the wine that is the blood of the adepts. and babalon hath lulled him to sleep upon her breast, and she hath fled away, and left him naked, and she hath


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each demands faith. this we refuse in the absence of positive proof. but we may usefully inquire whether there is not any one thing upon which all religions have agreed: for, if so, it seems possible that it may be worthy of really thorough consideration. it is certainly not to be found in dogma. even so simple an idea as that of a supreme and eternal being is denied by a third of the human race. legends of miracle are perhaps universal, but these, in the absence of demonstrative proof, are repugnant to common sense. but what of the origin of religions? how is it that unproved assertion has so frequently compelled the assent of all classes of mankind? is not this a miracle? there is, however, one form of miracle which certainly happens, the influence of the genius. there is no known analog

n, and we hear nothing of what he did there, yet immediately on his return he turns the whole place upside down. later on, too, he absents himself on mount sinai for a few days, and comes back with the tables of the law in his hand. st. paul (again, after his adventure on the road to damascus, goes into the desert of arabia for many years, and on his return overturns the roman empire. even in the legends of savages we find the same thing universal; somebody who is nobody in particular goes away for a longer or shorter period, and comes back as the "great medicine man; but nobody ever knows exactly what happened to him. making every possible deduction for fable and myth, we get this one coincidence. a nobody goes away, and comes back a somebody. this is not to be explained in any of the ord

te a few words to it. there is no limit to what theologians call "wickedness" only by experience can the student discover the ingenuity of the mind in trying to escape from control. he is perfectly safe so long as he sticks to meditation, doing no more and no less than that which we have prescribed; but the mind will probably not let him remain in that simplicity. this fact is the root of all the legends about the "saint" being tempted by the'"devil" consider the parable of christ in the wilderness, where he is tempted to use his magical power, to do anything but the thing that should be done. these attacks on the will are as bad as the thoughts which intrude upon dharana. it would almost seem as if one could not succesfully practice meditation until the will had become so strong that no f


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er should regard every verse of this book as a text worth of the most intense and prolonged meditation. he will not understand the book thoroughly until he has wrought his mind into its proper shape in the great forge of samadhi) 2. unmanifested, it is the secret father of# heaven# and earth; manifested, it is their mother((this doctrine is the initiated teaching to hint at which priests invented legends of parthenogenesis- weh note: this footnote includes the diagram of the trigrams on the tree of life, but the diagram has been moved to the next page for reasons of space) 3. to understand this mystery, one must be fulfilling one's will((in a moral state, therefore, without desire, frictionless) and if one is not thus free, one will but gain a smattering of it. 4. the tao is one, and the t


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reation of life, and the bridging of the gulf between earth and venus. these were connected intimately; the theory was that if atlantean brains could exist in bodies sufficiently subtle to traverse aether, the task was done. some of the experiments were crude enough, and, to our minds, horrible. they attempted to breed a new race by crossing with snakes, swans, horses and other animals* the greek legends of such monsters as chimaera, medusa, lamia, minotaur, the centaurs, the satyrs and the like are mere filtrations of the atlantean tradition. the only theory behind such experiments was that they were contrary to the natural order, and so worth trying. men of more scientific mind more plausibly passed zro vapour through sea-water; but they only created serpents of vast size, which they cas

ets always filled with zro, and after toil, refreshment fitted the workers to return to labour. now of these workings in the gardens strange tales are told. it is said that the inhabitants falling to repose were visited in sleep by incubi and succubi (whatever the nature of these may be, and i by no means concur in the opinion of sinistrari, and that they welcomed such with eagerness. nay, darker legends tell of infamous commerce and intercourse with demons foul and malicious, and pretend that the power of atlas was devilish, and that the catastrophe was the judgement of god. these mediaeval fables of the debased and perverted phallicism miscalled christianity are unworthy even to be refuted, founded as they are on hypotheses contrary to common sense. nor would they who knew themselves mas

e period immediately preceding the catastrophe. the origin of atlas is lost in the obscurity of antiquity. the official religious explanation is this "we came across the waters on the living atla, which is pious but improbable. a mystic meaning is to be suspected. the lay historian says "we came, escaping from destruction, eight persons in a ship, bearing the living zro" this reminds one of later legends of presumably equal value. poets frankly claim "we descended from heaven, and it has been seriously urged that seafarers would have preferred the plains to the rocks. the law of contrariety to nature explains this away. others maintain that the earliest settlers came 'by air' or 'through air. this must mean balloons or airplanes, as flying was not known until centuries after. what is defin

rgon. the next thousand years were years of serious trial in other ways. the toil of repopulation was excessive, and there was a revolt or rather strike of the servile races, which was ended by the substitution of 'bread from heaven' for those products of the earth on which they had formerly been fed, a diet which proved so adapted to their natures that no labour troubles ever recurred. the greek legends of the wars between gods, giants, titans are traditional of a real war or series of wars which continued with intervals over 200 years. the enemy had developed naval armament to an extreme. their tactics were these: 1. to wipe out the servile races and so to interfere with the production of zro. 2. to rush and destroy the high house. the first of these met with a great deal of success, the


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE OLD AND NEW COMMENTARIES TO LIBER AL

and hadith, these being themselves conceived as complementary, as two equivalent to naught "divided for lvoe's sake, for the chance of union- had enjoyed them in the form of a beast, bird, or what not; while later mary attributed her condition to the agency of a spirit- spiritus, breath, or air- in the shape of a dove. but the "small person" of hindu mysticism, the dwarf insane yet crafty of many legends in many lands, is also this same "holy ghost, or silent self of a man, or his holy guardian angel. he is almost the "unconscious" of freud, unknown, unaccountable, the silent spirit, blowing "whither it listeth, but thou canst not tell whence it cometh or whither it goeth. it commands with absolute authority when it appears at all, despite conscious reason and judgment. aiwass is then, as

sion. we may therefore deduce that the description applies to this "equinox of the gods" itself. how have the conditions been fulfilled? the introduction to book 4, part iv tells us. we may briefly remind the reader of the principal events, arranging them in the form of a rubric, and placing against each the corresponding magical acts of the equinox previous to ours, as they are symbolized in the legends of osiris, dionysus, jesus, attis, adonis, and others. the ritual. aeon of horus aeon of osiris another prophet the beast 666 dionysus and shall arise (aleister crowley) others others are names for (perhaps) apollonius of tyana. in the conditions then obtaining, several magi were required and bring fresh "force& fire" of horus fever from the "skies" of nuit skies. another woman see comment

nd others. the ritual. aeon of horus aeon of osiris another prophet the beast 666 dionysus and shall arise (aleister crowley) others others are names for (perhaps) apollonius of tyana. in the conditions then obtaining, several magi were required and bring fresh "force& fire" of horus fever from the "skies" of nuit skies. another woman see comment on "venus" of the shall awake chapt. i. 15. adonis legends. we have no clue to her name. the lust and the might and worthiness the "holy ghost" worship of the of hadit within men; also or "satan" indwelling. snake the cult of the spermatozoon the key to magick in the snake apophis the destroyer. another soul of the union of aiwaz and pan as god and god and beast the beast in aleister goat; mary &c: crowley. the identification as mother of the of m


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stian clergyman, the nicest man i ever met. we argued of the cosmic plan. i was lord roberts, he de wet.44* scots legal term for defendant. a romany word for woman. the rev. j. bowley. the conversation described actually occurred in mr. gerald kelly s studio in paris. ascension day 11 lord george sanger* on the unknowable. how the creatures talk. he tells me when i cite the fall 220 but those are legends after all. he has a hundred hills45 to lie in, but finds no final ditch46 to die in. samuel was man; the holy spook did not dictate the pentateuch. 225 with cunning feint he lures me on to loose my pompoms on saint john; and, that hill being shelled, doth swear his forces never had been there. i got disgusted, called a parley, 230 (here comes a white-flag treachery) asked: is there anythin


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the prayer, let me behold thy face (i cannot explain this, there is confusion of personalities) i who speak to you, see what i tell you; but i, who see him, cannot communicate it to me, who speak to you. if one could gaze upon the sun at noon, that might be like 44 the substance of him. but the light is without heat. it is the vision of ut in the upanishads. and from this vision have come all the legends of bacchus and krishna and adonis. for the impression is of a youth dancing and making music. but you must understand that he is not doing that, for he is still. even the hand that turns the wheel is not his hand, but only a hand energized by him. and now it is the dance of shiva. i lie beneath his feet, his saint, his victim. my form is the form of the god phtah, in my essence, but the fo


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with its wistful face and its great pathetic eyes it really did look quite as human as the majority of its audience. the thing was a 337 swindle, i suppose, a fake- and yet, after all, this gingerbread showman in this gingerbread city was not the first to work the merry cantrip. for wherever seals are common, be it in our own northern islands or in further foreign lands, there will these mermaid legends be wrought around them. only in orkney or the hebrides they are most easily garnered, for the language is our own language. one of the most beautiful of them, when told in full, is the tale of the mermaid wife. on a moonlight night, as an orkney fisherman strolled by the sea-shore, he saw, to his amazement, some beautiful maidens dancing a saraband on the smooth beach. in a heap by their s

leaving his perilous position, started on his scarcely less perilous voyage through the storm. but at length gioga landed him safely, and he, for his part, kept the bargain and restored the skin of her son, so that there was great rejoicing on the skerry that night. there is one other story of particular interest, in that it contains features not generally found amongst the bulk of the seal-folk legends. it is the story of the wounded seal. there was once an islander who made his living by the killing of seals. one night, as he sat by the fire, resting after his day's work, he heard a knocking at the door, and, on opening it, found a man on horseback. the stranger explained that he had come on behalf of one who wished to buy a large number of skins, and then told him to mount up behind. h


ALICE A BAILEY04 A TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE

own nature, and the constitution of his own "mode of expression" he must realise likewise somewhat of the inter-relation of the three fires in order that he may himself at some future date "blaze forth" the question of these fire dhyanis and their relation to man is a most profound mystery, and the- 403- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust entire matter is so clothed in intricate legends that students are apt to despair of ever arriving at the desired, and necessary clarity of thought. not yet will it be possible entirely to dispel the clouds which veil the central mystery, but perhaps, by due tabulation and synthesis, and by a cautious amplification of the data already imparted, the thoughts of the wise student may become somewhat less confused. there are two statements i


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three disciples. 3. the teutons, the scandinavians, and the anglo-saxons, who are the descendants of the third of the three disciples. the above is a broad generalisation. the period covered is so vast, and the ramifications down the ages are so numerous, that it is not possible for me to do more than give a general idea. gradually the descendants of two of these three disciples have accepted the legends which were promulgated in atlantean times, and have ranged themselves on the side of those who are antagonistic to the jew, as he is today; they have lost all sense of their common origin. there is no pure race in the world today, for intermarriage, illicit relations and promiscuity during the past few million years have been so numerous that there exists no pure strain. climate and enviro


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alled) was torn to pieces, not unlike osiris. even in far mexico quetzalcoatl, the saviour, was born of a virgin, was tempted, and fasted forty days, was done to death, and his second coming looked for so eagerly that (as is well known) when cortes appeared, the mexicans, poor things, greeted him as the returning god! in peru and among the american indians, north and south of the equator, similar legends are, or were, to be found."3 into the argument for and against these ideas it is no part of this book to enter. the only question which is of importance for us is what part christ really played as the world saviour, and what constituted the uniqueness of his mission. what was this world to which he came; and what is the significance of his death to the average human being today? are the fa


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n is called are familiar to all of us, and tell us much as a whole concerning the form nature of which the virgin is the symbol. the word virgo itself is a descendant of and a corruption of an ancient atlantean root name which was applied to the mother principle in those far off times. this virgin was the founder of the matriarchate which then dominated civilisation and to which various myths and legends bear evidence and which have come down to us concerning lilith, the last of the virgin goddesses of atlantean times; the same thought is also to be found in the traditionary accounts of the ancient amazons, whose queen hercules defeated, wresting from her what he sought. this is an allegory, teaching the emergence of the spiritual man from the control of matter. three of these goddesses ar


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fe force was upon the physical body, upon its development, its use and control, and also upon its perpetuation or reproduction. it was in lemurian times that troubles connected with the misuse of the sex life- 36- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iv: esoteric healing copyright 1998 lucis trust began; this was, in a peculiar sense, the essential primeval evil, and concerning this fact, ancient legends and hints are found throughout the earliest records and writings. there is much misinterpreted testimony to this effect, and when men can read the records more correctly and with right interpretation, they will understand the way out, because they will see more clearly the underlying causes. cancer is a gift to modern man from the atlantean humanity, and the scourge of this disease was the

re entrusted with the guidance 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 ple


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record and that the initiating events of which we are in search and which are working out as effects in the planetary life at this time belong to an age so distant that no modern historian recognises its episodes. information anent this ancient period must be sought in the many world scriptures, in ancient monuments, in the science of symbols, in the racial myths, and in inherited and transmitted legends. secondly, that a study of the microcosm, man, will be found to hold, as always, the key to the study of human affairs as a whole. just as the aspirants and disciples are at this time being tested and tried and subjected to the working out of inexplicable conflicts and drastic changes in their lives, so the same is true of the world aspirant, humanity. to the above two reasons another migh


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ity, will last a little longer i mean the traditional kind, for asregards innate natural development of witchcraft and pure custom, we shall always have with us sor-ceresses, even as we shall have the poor until we all go up together.what is very remarkable, even to the being difficult to understand, is the fact that so much antiquetradition survived with so little change among the peasantry. but legends and spells in families ofhereditary witches are far more likely to live than fashions in art, yet even the latter have been keptsince 2000 years. thus, as e. neville rolfe writes: the late signor castellani, who was the first toreproduce with fidelity the jewellery found in the tombs of etruria and greece, made up his mind thatsome survival of this ancient and exquisite trade must still ex

ind, and the enjoyment of beauty in all its forms in nature,mysteries, miracles, or magical? page 65 n r r r r r the gospel of the witches, as i have given it, is in reality only the initial chapter of the collection ofceremonies, cantrips, incantations, and traditions current in the fraternity or sisterhood, the wholeof which are in the main to be found in my etruscan roman remainsand florentine legends. ihave, it is true, a great number as yet unpublished, and there are more ungathered, but the wholescripture of this sorcery, all its principal tenets, formulas, medicaments, and mysteries may be foundin what i have collected and printed. yet i would urge that it would be worth while to arrange andedit it all into one work, because it would be to every student of archaeology, folk-lore, or

ed amelody which was a personal description of himself. now if this be not understood, we cannotunderstand the soul of early music, and the folk-lorist who cannot get beyond the letter and fancieshimself scientific is exactly like the musician who has no idea of how or why melodies wereanciently composed.the strange and mystical chapter how diana made the stars and the rain is the same given inmy legends of florence, vol. ii. p. 229, but much enlarged, or developed to a cosmogonic-mytholog-ic sketch. and here a reflection occurs which is perhaps the most remarkable which all this witchevangel suggests. in all other scriptures of all races, it is the male, jehovah, buddha, or brahma,who creates the universe; in witch sorcery it is the female who is the primitive principle. wheneverin histor

dess of all the knaves or dishonest tradesman, with the whole rubbish and refuse ofthe human race, who have been hitherto without a god or a devil, inasmuch as they have been toodespicable for the one or the other. page 57 n r r r r r chapter xv.laverna.the following very curious tale, with the incantation, was not in the text of the vangelo, but it veryevidently belongs to the cycle or series of legends connected with it. dianais declared to be the pro-tectress of all outcasts, those to whom the night is their day, consequently of thieves; and laverna,as we may learn from horace(epistles, 16, 1) and plautus, was preeminently the patroness of pil-fering and all rascality. in this story she also appears as a witch and humourist.it was given to me as a tradition of virgil, who often appears

i would remind certain very literal readers that if they find manyfaults of grammar, mis-spelling, and worse in the italian texts in this book, they will not, as a distin-guished reviewer has done, attribute them all to the ignorance of the author, but to the imperfecteducation of the person who collected and recorded them. i am reminded of this by having seen in acirculating library a copy of my legends of florence, in which some good careful soul had takenpains with a pencil to correct all the archaisms. wherein he or she was like a certain boston proof-reader, who in a book of mine changed the spelling of many citations from chaucer, spenser, andothers into the purest, or impurest, webster; he being under the impression that i was extremelyignorant of orthography. as for the writing in


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mon land of the west, the changeless and spontaneous samy temple, the temple at badhahor,70 the dark willow grove in khotan, the thirty-three heavenly realms, the land of the ayon..kas,71 and the uninterrupted skies of india."72 a number of extra realms not previously mentioned are even included. tsiu marpo s presence is recognized everywhere his statue is raised, and certainly there are regional legends throughout tibet that involve tsiu marpo as well as other important protector deities. naturally, such legends would at times contradict details as well as create new ones based on local lore. variations the nature of narrative evolution, both in oral and textual traditions, prevents any concretizing of a given story or etiology. certainly, in the imperfect art of historiography, records a

f by some tibetans that the mask is actually only a fifteenth-century replica of the original.216 currently, it is not known if the mask still exists, given the destruction sustained by the jokwukhang during the cultural revolution.217 de nebesky-wojkowitz expresses an alternative subjugation account that is very similar to tsiu marpo s own conversion narrative. according to his informants, other legends claim that pehar was first subdued by tamdrin, and the oath was only renewed and strengthened later by padmasambhava.218 the ubiquity of this version may reveal something of the historical transition of tibet as a buddha field, discussed in chapter 2. the growing popularity of the avalokite.vara cult in tibet since the eleventh century, as kapstein theorizes, resulted in a greater importan


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od or goddess. once one has began the process of separation, ignorance falls away as clay burnt with blackened flames, the spirit lifts up to dance in twisted widdershins forms, the body and shadow and light copulate to the musick of jubal cain and the sabbat circle is complete. foundations of skir-hand witchcraft the suggestions of the foundation of sorcery and cunning craft is from the earliest legends, memories and mythology of mankind. cain who wandered east to the land of nod became essentially, according to the truth of the circle the first satanist and witch, whose children beget children and the blood line of the cunning were born. it is suggested in some jewish lore that the daughters of cain were the ones to seduce or copulate with the fallen angels, the watchers. it is beginning


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d numerous articles and essays. michael w. ford s grimoires may be found here: http//algol.chaosmagic.im[[vol. 2, page xv[[eh eme didache ouk estin eme, alla tou pemphantos me "my doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me- john vii. 16[[vol. 2, page xvi] modern science insists upon the doctrine of evolution; so do human reason and the "secret doctrine" and the idea is corroborated by the ancient legends and myths, and even by the bible itself when it is read between the lines. we see a flower slowly developing from a bud, and the bud from its seed. but whence the latter, with all its predetermined programme of physical transformation, and its invisible, therefore spiritual forces which gradually develop its form, colour, and odour? the word evolution speaks for itself. the germ of the pre

on is the sephirothal tree, as also the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" and that "tree" says verse 32 "hath around it seven columns" or palaces, of the seven creative angels operating in the spheres of the seven planets on our globe. as adam kadmon is a collective name, so also is the name of the man adam. says george smith in his "chaldean account of genesis "the word adam used in these legends for the first human being is evidently not a proper name, but is only used as a term for mankind. adam appears as a proper name in genesis, but certainly in some passages is only used in the same sense as the assyrian word (p. 86. moreover, neither the chaldean nor the biblical deluge (the stories of xisuthrus and noah) is based on the universal or even on the atlantean deluges, recorded i

n the same sense as the assyrian word (p. 86. moreover, neither the chaldean nor the biblical deluge (the stories of xisuthrus and noah) is based on the universal or even on the atlantean deluges, recorded in the indian allegory of vaivaswata manu. they are the exoteric allegories based on the esoteric mysteries of samothrace. if the older chaldees knew the esoteric truth concealed in the puranic legends, the other nations were aware only of the samothracian mystery, and allegorised it. they adapted it to their astronomical and anthropological, or rather phallic, notions. samothrace is known historically to have been famous in antiquity for a deluge, which submerged the country and reached the top of the highest mountains; an event which happened before the age of the argonauts. it was ove

d" is a symbolical name. asuramaya is said to have lived (see the tradition of jhana-bhaskara) in romaka-pura in the west: because the name is an allusion to the land and cradle of the "sweat-born" of the third race. that land or continent had disappeared ages before asuramaya lived, since he was an atlantean; but he was a direct descendant of the wise race, the race that never dies. many are the legends concerning this hero, the pupil of surya (the sun-god) himself, as the indian accounts allege. it matters little whether he lived on one or another island, but the question is to prove that he was no myth, as dr. weber and others would make him. the[[vol. 2, page] 68 the secret doctrine. fact of "romaka-pura in the west" being named as the birth-place of this hero of the archaic ages, is t

indeed, was called (see fuerst "the mountain of the moon (sin. so also sarai (sri, the wife of abram, could have no child until her name was changed to sarah[[hebrew, giving to her the property of this lunar influence* this may be regarded as a digression from the main subject; but it is a very necessary one with a view to christian readers. for who, after studying dispassionately the respective legends of abram or abraham, sarai or sarah, who was "fair to look upon" and those of brahma and sarasvati, or sri, lakshmi-venus, with the relations of all these to the moon and water- and especially one who understands the real kabalistic meaning of the name jehovah and its relation to, and connection with, the moon- who can doubt that the story of abram is based upon that of brahma, or that gen


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th and of the north, the sacred buddhist canon comprised originally 80,000 or 84,000 tracts, but most of them were lost, so that there remained but 6,000" the professor tells his audiences "lost" as usual for europeans. but who can be quite sure that they are likewise lost for buddhists and brahmins? considering the sacredness for the buddhists of every line written[[footnote(s* spence hardy "the legends and theories of the buddhists" p. 66 "buddhism in tibet" p. 78[[vol. 1, page] xxviii introductory. upon buddha or his "good law" the loss of nearly 76,000 tracts does seem miraculous. had it been vice versa, every one acquainted with the natural course of events would subscribe to the statement that, of these 76,000, five or six thousand treatises might have been destroyed during the perse

s were closed with golden discs, and the jaws held firm by a golden circlet running from under the chin across the top of the head. clad in a narrow[[vol. 1, page] xxxiv introductory. woollen garment, her bosom was covered with golden stars, the feet being left naked (from a lecture by n. m. prjevalsky) to this, the famous traveller adds that all along their way on the river tchertchen they heard legends about twenty-three towns buried ages ago by the shifting sands of the deserts. the same tradition exists on the lob-nor and in the oasis of kerya. the traces of such civilization, and these and like traditions, give us the right to credit other legendary lore warranted by well educated and learned natives of india and mongolia, when they speak of immense libraries reclaimed from the sand

hen comes the chaldean, the outcome of these- entirely lost to the world now, except in its disfigured sabeanism as at present rendered by the archaeologists; then, passing over a number of religions that will be mentioned later, comes the jewish, esoterically, as in the kabala, following in the line of babylonian magism; exoterically, as in genesis and the pentateuch, a collection of allegorical legends. read by the light of the zohar, the initial four chapters of genesis are the fragment[[footnote(s[[footnote continued from previous page] known causeless cause" is the oldest dogma in occultism, millenniums earlier than the pater-aether of the greeks and latins. so are the "force and matter, as potencies of space, inseparable, and the unknown revealers of the unknown" they are all found i

ined, entirely apart from the rest of mankind. the "being" just referred to, which has to remain nameless, is the tree from which, in subsequent ages, all the great historically known sages and hierophants, such as the rishi kapila, hermes, enoch, orpheus, etc, etc, have branched off. as objective man, he is the mysterious (to the profane- the ever invisible) yet ever present personage about whom legends are rife in the east, especially among the occultists and the students of the sacred science. it is he who changes form, yet remains ever the same. and it is he again who holds spiritual sway over the[[vol. 1, page] 208 the secret doctrine. initiated adepts throughout the whole world. he is, as said, the "nameless one" who has so many names, and yet whose names and whose very nature are un

ricity, magnetism, heat, light, and chemical action are so little understood even now that fresh facts are constantly widening the range of our knowledge. who knows where ends the power of this protean giant- aether; or whence its mysterious origin? who, we mean, that denies the spirit that works in it, and evolves out of it all visible forms? it will be an easy task to show that the cosmogonical legends all over the world are based on a knowledge by the ancients of those sciences, which have allied themselves in our days in support of the doctrine of evolution; and that further research may demonstrate that those ancients were far better acquainted with the fact of evolution itself, embracing both its physical and spiritual aspects, than we are now "with the old philosophers, evolution wa


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k, by alexander pope. valuable for its account of elementals. undine, by de la motte-fouqu. valuable as an account of elementals. black magic, by marjorie bowen. an intensely interesting story of sorcery. le peau de chagrin, by honor de balzac. a magnificent magical allegory. number nineteen, by edgar jepson. an excellent tale of modern magic. dracula, by bram stoker. valuable for its accounts of legends concerning vampires. scientific romances, by h. hinton. valuable as an introduction to the study of the fourth dimension. alice in wonderland by lewis carrol. valuable to those who understand the qabalah. alice through the looking glass, by lewis carrol. valuable to those who understand the qabalah. the hunting of the snark by lewis carrol. valuable to those who understand the qabalah. the


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ers" 4. four lakes of water, in each of which is a male form floating on his back; these are called the floaters" the text reads. p. 225 [paragraph continues] the above text is full of lacunae, and whole passages, consisting of several lines, are wanting; the following version from lanzone's edition (le domicile des esprits, pl. ii) will be found useful in obtaining an idea of the contents of the legends which accompanied the lakes of water: p. 226 click to view p. 227 click to view p. 228 "horus saith unto those who have plunged themselves beneath the waters, and unto those who swim, and unto those who float in nu of the tuat 'o ye who have plunged yourselves beneath the waters, who shine in nu, o ye whose hands cover your faces, who swim with your faces turned towards the water in the tu


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da was lord of life and death and the primary god of fertility. with his huge club, he made the bones of his people's enemies 'fall like hail beneath the horses. with one end of the club, it was said, he could kill nine men with a single blow and with the other could instantly restore them to life. his great cauldron was handed on to his daughter brighid (cerridwen in the welsh tradition. in some legends, dagda is associated with balor, the sun deity of the formoiri, enemies of the gods, who was slain by lugh, the young solar god, at the battle of moytura, thus representing the ascent of the new sun. the death of the old order, as a necessary requirement for the new, is a central motif in spirituality and so dagda can offer a focus for rites of passage where change is necessary, but not ne

ice that christ used at the last supper, in which his blood was collected after the crucifixion. grail guardians: nine maidens, sometimes associated with the guardians of sacred wells or with the nine priestesses of the isle of avalon who included morgan le fay, arthur's half-sister, and vivien, the lady of the lake in arthurian tradition who accompanied arthur on his funeral barge. in some grail legends, the knights templar were the traditional guardians of various holy relics, including the grail cup, that were brought back from the crusades. grail treasures: the main elemental ritual items in magick, associated with the treasures of the celts, and having parallels in christianity. handfastings: a popular marriage rite among wiccans, named after the focal point of the rite in which a cou


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e christian bible also provided fertile territory from which african american specialists could acquire conjuring materials. charms containing inscriptions of the black magic page 18 of 144 http//content.cdlib.org/xtf/view?docid=kt600020q0&chunk.id=0&doc.view=print 7/14/2006 psalms provided wearers with luck and prosperity. according to hurston, the bible, with its miraculous formulae and magical legends, was viewed by many conjurers as the "greatest conjure book in the world" while moses, as a powerful african miracle worker, was "honored as the greatest conjurer" other literaryminded conjure practitioners swore by the knowledge they attained from popular euro-american nineteenth-century magical manuals such as the albertus magnus, john hohman's "pow-wows" or the sixth and seventh\ 26\ bo

d by african american practitioners, these roots were especially prized for their potency and effectiveness "thousands of negroes carry johnny the conqueror roots" wrote the louisiana folklorist robert tallant "not only in new orleans, but all over the country" the genealogy is obscure, but the magic of roots in black america may be linked to an older african sacred lore. in central africa, kongo legends relate the kinship between local divinities and anomalies within nature. a patron spirit called funza, also known as the "creator of charms" was believed to be incarnated in all deformities, including abnormal children, oddly shaped animals and insects, stones, and contorted plant formations. other regional spirits in kongo were believed to appear on the earth as "unusual, bizarre or twist


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ce has come. whenever i speak of the extraterrestrial consciousness or the prison warder consciousness i am referring to manipulation from the fourth dimension via either thought control or direct intervention. both the hijacking extraterrestrials and those with humanity's interests at heart were regular visitors to the earth thousands of years ago. they became the 'gods' in the ancient texts and legends which have formed the foundations of most, perhaps all, of the major religions of today. if an extraterrestrial landed on the planet in ancient times in an astonishing anti-gravity spacecraft, or you saw a psychic vision of someone on another frequency, you would sure as hell think he or she was a god! and they did. this is where the 'gods- particularly the angry, judgmental, fire and brim

ebrate- we are in the time when a process is unfolding which will reunite those dna spirals within us. my goodness! what we will then be able to know, remember, and do, will beggar belief from today's perspective. it is possible that these genetic events are described symbolically in the tale of adam and eve and the term 'the fall of man. you can also find many references in the ancient texts and legends to 'gods' coming from the skies to control humanity 12..and the truth shall set you free and impregnate women. in the bible, genesis 6:4 says that "the sons of god came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. the term 'sons of god (which is common to almost all ancient religions) referred, i am sure, to the extraterrestrials. we hear of how god or the gods created human

n the earth who were descendants of human women and the heavenly beings. they were the great heroes and famous men of long ago. the reason this-world-is-all-there-is science has been unable to find the missing links in human genetic evolution is because there aren't any. the sudden changes in the human form were due to extraterrestrial intervention. this is possibly an origin of the virgin mother legends which are also found throughout the world. in what we call china, they had a 'sky god' called di who was said to have 'miraculously' impregnated a virgin, who then gave birth to zu, the first of the new genetic line. all over the ancient world, you find that the royal families were supposed to have originated with the sky gods- extraterrestrials. records left by the ancient civilisations o

hings- because salvation has been brought forth to israel. and immediately the cloud disappeared out of the cave, and a great light shone in the cave, so that the eyes could not bear it. and the veil of tears 13 in a little that light gradually decreased until the infant appeared, and went and took the breast of his mother, mary" the connections with 'gods' and 'clouds' are endless in the ancient legends and texts and what about the 'star' that was supposed to have hovered over the birthplace of y'shua? why could that not have been a spacecraft? in the biblical revelations we hear of the new jerusalem descending from the sky (rev 22:10) and y'shua returning 'with the clouds (rev 1:7. was y'shua a member of a positive extraterrestrial race who became incarnate to help humanity get out of pr

, as an everyday part of life. in those periods, there was no physical 'death. the consciousness withdrew from the body when it chose to do so. we will be doing this again as the transformation of this planet and humanity proceeds. another theme which connects channelled information from many sources purporting to be extraterrestrial civilisations and the symbolic stories in the ancient texts and legends across thousands of years, is that of a war in the heavens, possibly a war between extraterrestrial civilisations for control of this galaxy. i feel this relates to the struggle between two consciousness streams on the fourth dimension, for the control of this one. lemuria was the creation of one of these streams, atlantis the work of the other. it has been a long and bitter battle with hu


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of human beings whatever is convenient for them. and they ensure, in this manner, a degree of security to act as a buffer against their fear "the sorcerers of ancient mexico were quite ill at ease with the idea of when [the predator] made its appearance on earth. they reasoned that man must have been a complete being at one point, with stupendous insights, feats of awareness that are mythological legends nowadays. and then, everything seems to disappear, and we have now a sedated man. what i'm saying is that what we have against us is not a simple predator. it is very smart, and organized. it follows a methodical system to render us useless. man, the magical being that he is destined to be, is no longer magical. he's an average piece of meat "there are no more dreams for man but the dreams

h emerged when the world had again reached an advanced level of society after the upheavals. i have no doubt that it was a mixture of both. in the light of the rapidly emerging evidence, and the 16 children of the matrix fundamental re-assessment of timescales in the wake of that evidence, at least some of the world's greatest ancient wonders go back to the pre-cataclysmic global society known in legends and accounts as the golden age. they are far, far, older than previously imagined. inca accounts, compiled by fernando montesinos, one of the earliest spanish chroniclers in south america, say there were two inca empires. the first established their headquarters at cuzco in the andes mountains and, after they fled to a mountain-top sanctuary (machu picchu) in the wake of devastating land u

and a great conflagration was quenched by a raging flood. in america, the pawnee indians tell the same story of a time when the north and south polar stars changed places and "went to visit each other. north american traditions refer to great clouds appearing and a heat so powerful that the waters boiled. the greenland eskimos told early missionaries that long ago the earth turned over. peruvian legends say that the andes mountains were ripped apart when the sky made war with the earth. brazilian myth describes how the heavens burst and fragments fell down killing everything and everyone as heaven and earth changed places. and the hopi indians of north america record that "the earth was rent in great chasms, and water covered everything except one narrow ridge of mud."14 atlantis and lemu

pped apart when the sky made war with the earth. brazilian myth describes how the heavens burst and fragments fell down killing everything and everyone as heaven and earth changed places. and the hopi indians of north america record that "the earth was rent in great chasms, and water covered everything except one narrow ridge of mud."14 atlantis and lemuria all of this closely correlates with the legends of atlantis and lemuria, or mu. these were two vast continents, one in the atlantic and the other in the pacific, which many people believe were ruled by highly advanced races that originated from other worlds. the continents are said to have disappeared under the sea in the designer history 17 circumstances described above, leaving only islands, like the azores and polynesia, as remnants

nown as atlantis, which is said to have been in the atlantic on the geologically unstable mid-atlantic ridge. samsel says that early atlanteans were a dark-skinned people, not unlike the native americans. he believes the native american people are directly descended from lemurians and atlanteans who settled in the americas before the first great cataclysm some 48,000 years ago and native american legends support this theme.17 his view is that in those earlier days of atlantis and lemuria the people 18 children of the matrix lived under the "law of one, the understanding that everything is the same energy expressing itself in different forms. the law of one is the knowledge that everything is connected to everything else and ultimately all is an expression of the same whole or energy. scien


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er 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 describe the gods who brought this advanced knowledge. thiswould again explain the mystery of how the ancients had a phenomenal understandingof astronomy. there are endless legends all over the world of a time they call thegolden age, which was destroyed by cataclysm and the fall of man. the ancientgreek poet, heslod, described the world before the fall:man lived like gods, without vices or passions, vexation or toil. in happy companionshipwith divine beings (extraterrestrials, they passed their days in tranquillity and joy, livingtogether in perfect equality, united

rtise in medicine. she was later referred to as mammi, from which comes mamaand mother. ninkharsag is symbolised in mesopotamian depictions by a tool used to cutthe umbilical cord. it is shaped like a horseshoe and was used in ancient times. she alsobecame the mother goddess of a stream of religions under names like queen semiramis,isis, barati, diana, mary and many others, which emerged from the legends of this allover the world. she is often depicted as a pregnant woman. the texts say of theanunnaki leadership:they summoned and asked the goddess,the midwife of the gods, the wise birthgiver (saying),t o a creature give life, create workers!create a primitive worker, that he may bear the yoke!let him bear the yoke assigned by enlil,let the worker carry the toil of the gods! 4enlil was comm

d says that the andes were split apartwhen the sky made war with the earth. brazilian myth describes how the heavens burstand fragments fell down killing everything and everyone as heaven and earth changedplaces. and the hopi indians of north america record that: the earth was rent in greatchasms, and water covered everything except one narrow ridge of mud.9all of this closely correlates with the legends of atlantis and mu or lemuria: twovast continents, one in the atlantic and the other in the pacific, which many peoplebelieve were ruled by highly advanced races. the continents are said to havedisappeared under the sea in the circumstances described above, leaving only islandslike the azores as remnants of their former scale and glory. atlantis was described byplato (427-347 bc, the ancie

urope, north america, iceland and greenland.13 eventheir degree of submergence appear closely related. similar evidence can be producedto support the view that the continent known as mu or lemuria now rests on the bed ofthe pacific.14 the so-called bermuda triangle between bermuda, southern florida, anda point near the antilles, has long been associated with atlantis. it is also an areasteeped in legends of disappearing ships and aircraft. submerged buildings, walls, roadsand stone circles like stonehenge, even what appear to be pyramids, have been locatednear bimini, under the waters of the bahama banks and within the triangle.15 so havewalls or roads creating intersecting lines.16 some other facts that most people dontknow: the himalayas, the alps and the andes, only reached anything lik

e earth chronicles. individually they are called the12th planet, the stairway to heaven, the wars of gods and men, the lost realms, andwhen time began. another sitchin work is genesis revisited. they are published by avonbooks, 1350 avenue of the americas, new york.3genesis revisited, p 22.4ibid, p 161.5ibid, p 198.6ibid, p 199.7ibid.8ibid, p 200.9for a comprehensive documentation of these global legends and the scientific support forthem, see the excellent book by d. s. allen and j. b. delair called when the earth nearly died(gateway books, wellow, bath, england, 1995. 10 ibid, p 31.11lbid,p32.12maurice ewing, new discoveries on the mid-atlantic ridge, national geographic magazine,november 1949, pp 614, 616.13when the earth nearly died, pp 32, 33.14ibid, p 34.15charles berlitz, atlantis


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hich are reduced by instrumentation to two dimensional patterns. the egyptian god thoth was keeper of the words of power, used to produce controlled phenomena when spoken with the correct intonation and pronunciation. in the case of isis healing her child of a fatal scorpion bite, the use of a specific word of power caused the poison to be expelled from the body and the lifeforce to return. other legends and myths also refer to the use of such words of power. the words of power produced a three dimensional pattern which would resonate with the aether to produce a desired effect or reality in matter or energy. edward leedskalnin, builder of the famous coral castle in homestead, florida claimed he had rediscovered how the egyptians built the pyramids. we must take him seriously because he le


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ding to the system of justinus39 leviathan is a bad angel. the hebrew term refers to leviathan as that which gathers itself together in folds, thus the coiling dragon. it should be known that the circle itself is timeless and represents the eternal spirit. leviathan in this instance is the guardian of the abyss and timeless in essence. isaiah 27:1 calls leviathan that crooked serpent. 39 from the legends of the jews, ginzberg. 36 the fallen angel rahab itself means violence and refers to his name or title as sar shel yam, in hebrew prince of the primordial sea. the source of the twin fallen angels leviathan and behemoth, presents both as beasts and dragons which hold much power when they fell. and that day will two monsters be parted, one monster, a female named leviathan in order to dwell


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d soul of man be ruled by its god-the spirit of man. the higher self must dominate its universe or there will be unbalanced force; each factor will rule its own aspect, and they will war among mystical qabala page 15 themselves. then do we have the rule of the kings of edom, whose kingdoms are unbalanced force. 18. thus do we see in the tree a glyph of the soul of man and the universe, and in the legends associated with it the history of the evolution of the soul and the way of initiation. chapter iv the unwritten qabalah 1. the point of view from which i approach the holy qabalah in these pages differs, so far as i know, from that of all other writers on the subject, for to me it is a living system of spiritual development, not a historical curiosity. few people, even among those interest

l imagination, working thus, has come to associate certain animals with certain gods; a brief examination of the examples cited serves to show the basis of the association. the doves of venus show her gentler aspect, and the cat-beasts her sinister beauty. 27. the association of plants with the different paths rests upon a twofold basis. firstly, there are plants traditionally associated with the legends of the gods, as is corn with ceres and the vine with dionysos; these we find associated with the sephiroth, with which the functions of these gods are correlated orn with malkuth and the vine with tiphareth, the mystical qabala page 67 chnst-centre, wherewith are associated all the sacrificed gods and the givers of illumination. 28. plants are also associated with the sephiroth in another


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ks or cracks elsewhere in the house, or the sound of thunder, or sounds like furniture crashing to the floor. at a very high level of magic, the evoked spirit has a visible body, and can talk to the magician, but this is not the norm. those who evoke a lower spirit and expect to see it standing within the triangle and to talk to it as they would converse with another human being are mistaking the legends and fables of evocation for the reality of evocation. myths are always true, but their truth is symbolic. higher spirits are sometimes called angels, especially by magicians with a christian heritage. lower spirits are sometimes called demons. in actuality, there is no clear dividing line between good and bad spirits. the personalities of spiritual beings have the same broad range as the p


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a bat, yet his body must physically rest in a coffin during the day in his native grave earth. he is forced to regularly drink blood, yet can go for an unspecified length of time- perhaps forever- without drinking it. he can be killed with a wooden stake through the heart, yet when killed he dissolves into vapors. he can be touched by the hand, yet cannot be seen reflected in a mirror. the older legends of the vampire (but not the most ancient legends) avoid these contradictions of logic by declaring that the vampire is a spirit without a physical body. this spiritual vampire is a type of hungry ghost of a deceased evil doer who sucks out the life-force of his or her friends and relatives during the nights. these ghostly vampires always return to those they knew during life. to prevent th

n to those they knew during life. to prevent 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 va


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in their own images; but when they personified the opposing powers they gave to them the shapes of noxious animals and reptiles, such as snakes and scorpions. as time went on, the moral ideas of good and right were attributed to the former, and evil and wickedness to the latter. the first personifications of light and darkness were horus and set, and in the combat--the prototype of the subsequent legends of marduk and tiamat, bel and the dragon, st. george and the dragon, and many others--which took place between them, the former was always the victor. but, though the deceased was identified with horus or ra, the victory which the god gained over set only benefited the spiritual body which dwelt in heaven, and did not preserve the natural body which lay in the tomb. the principal enemy of


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er important factor in the changes surfacing on the entire continent, in addition to political reform and upheaval, has been the education of many young africans at american and european universities. as they travel back to africa with western ideas and the seeds for a new way of economic survival, the scene is likely to change on all fronts.even regarding their own ancient superstitions and folk legends. in the midst of these changes, western occult, metaphysical, and mystical literature has circulated through the continent since the 1920s, especially in south africa, the central african states, and such west african nations as ghana and nigeria. since world war ii there has been a noticeable popular response to such ideas. as early as 1925 the rosicrucians were present in west africa, an

wise it was believed to shriek for attention. alrauns were used in magic rituals and were also believed to bring good luck. but possession of them carried the risk of witchcraft prosecution, and in 1630 three women were executed in hamburg on this charge. the alraun was difficult to get rid of because there was a superstition that it could only be sold at a higher price than bought, and there are legends that owners who tried to throw an alraun away found it returned to their room. according to german folklore, an alraun assisted easy childbirth, and water in which it had been infused prevented swellings in animals. because of the large demand for alrauns, they were often carved from the roots of briony when genuine mandrakes were difficult to find. they were exported from germany to vario

alroy, david (ca. 1147) a jewish false messiah, born in kurdistan ca. 1147. alruy boasted that he was a descendant of king david. educated in baghdad, he received instruction in the magic arts and came to be more proficient than his masters. his false miracles gained so much popularity for him that many jews believed him to be the messiah who was to restore their nation to jerusalem. according to legends, the king of persia imprisoned him, but no bolts and bars could hold so formidable a magician. he escaped from his prison and appeared before the eyes of the astonished king, though the courtiers saw nothing. in vain the king called angrily for someone to arrest the imposter. while they groped in search of him, alruy slipped from the palace with the king in pursuit and all the courtiers ru

ch herzenwirth, a director of the german espionage system, published his memoirs in february 1930 and declared that the angels of mons were motion pictures, projected by german flyers on the clouds to make the english troops believe that even god was on the german side. no firm evidence has been produced to support this explanation. sources: machen, arthur. the angel of mons: the bowmen and other legends of the war. new york: g. p. putnam s sons, 1915. stein, gordon. encyclopedia of hoaxes. detroit: gale research, 1993. angel therapy angel therapy is a form of psychological counseling that integrates traditional counseling techniques with a belief in the reality of angels and the ability of patients to become aware of them. angel therapy was developed by doreen virtue. through the 1980s an

. haunted people: story of the poltergeist down the centuries. new york: e. p. dutton, new american library, 1951. reprinted as the story of the poltergeist down the centuries. london: rider, 1953. clarke, edward h. visions: a study of false sight. boston, 1878. cobbe, frances power. the peak in darien. london, 1882. crosland, newton. apparitions. london, 1873. crowe, catherine. ghosts and family legends. london, 1859. the night side of nature. 1848. reprint, philadelphia: r. west, 1978 [defoe, daniel. an essay on the history& reality of apparitions. london, 1727. dingwall, eric j, and trevor h. hall. four modern ghosts. london, 1958. dingwall, eric j, k. m. goldney, and trevor h. hall. the haunting of borley rectory. london: duckworth, 1955. flammarion, camille. death& its mystery. 3 vols


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. 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 of professional minstrels known as cyvarwyddon

ountain, geraint, and peredur are also arthurian, ca. 1200 c.e, colored by breton and french culture, although celtic in origin. the dream of maxen, dating from the twelfth century, is a literary work rather than folk tale, the plot resembling the irish dream of oengus. taliesin dates from a sixteenth-century manuscript; it concerns a famous bard of the sixth century and has affinities with irish legends. in addition to the translation by lady charlotte guest, there is also a later translation by gwyn jones and thomas jones (1949 (see also wales) machell, reginald willoughby (1854.1927) artist and theosophist, born on june 20, 1854, in crackenthorpe, westmoreland, england. his father was the canon at york cathedral. machell attended owen s college, manchester, where he was an outstanding s

. george. many people read it as a factual account of what had happened, and a few months after publication, a number of eyewitness accounts of the angels of mons began to appear. throughout the twentieth century people have believed the events actually occurred. machen reiterated that his story was fiction in the introduction to the later publication of his story in the book the bowmen and other legends of the war (london, 1915, but the actual semi-miraculous retreat of the british from mons had such an overpowering effect on the british public that they seemed to want to believe in divine intervention. he died december 15, 1947, at beaconsfield, england. sources: machen, arthur. the great god pan. 1894. reprint, london: m. secker, 1926. the great return. london: faith press, 1915. the hi

is unlikely that some would not at some point have been washed ashore and discovered. others, primarily folklorists, consider mermaids the products of hallucinatory or visionary experiences. unfortunately, no extensive scientific expeditions have been launched to either confirm or discover the cause of the widespread reports of mermaid sightings (see also lorelei; sirens) sources: bassett, f. s. legends and traditions of the sea and of sailors. chicago: belford, clarke, 1885. benwell, gwen, and arthur waugh. sea enchantress: the tale of the mermaid and her kin. london: hutchinson, 1961. clark, jerome. encyclopedia of strange and unexplained phenomena. detroit: gale research, 1993. hutchins, jane. discovering mermaids and monsters. shire publications, 1968. rappoport, angelo s. superstitio

.ch/ koenig/bishops.htm. april 23, 2000. mexico and central america sorcerers and astrologers occult science among the ancient mexicans could be represented as a middle ground derived between the tribal medicine men and the magical practices of the medieval sorcerer. the sources of information are limited, chiefly gleaned either from the works of the early missionaries to the country, or from the legends and myths of the people themselves. writing about the sorcerers of mexico, bernardino de sahagun, an early spanish priest, stated that the naualli or magician was one who enchanted men and sucked the blood of infants during the night, a reference to the vampire-like characteristics of central american magical practitioners. he observed that the magician was ignorant of nothing that apperta


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itor.htm chaneques traditional belief holds that little people known as chaneques live in the forests and jungles of mexico and central america, guarding the spirits of wild animals and sometimes causing harm to unlucky human beings. the chaneques are one variant of the beings known under many names, including fairies and elves. as with these traditions, chaneque lore consists not just of distant legends and rumors but of claims of firsthand experiences. two english teachers from mexico city investigated some of these claims in the early 1970s. in the state of veracruz, they interviewed sixteen persons who had alleged encounters, either direct or through family members (usually children, with these beings. one woman, for example, told them that one day in march 1973, her son ramiro, three

yapp, eds. alien discussions: proceedings of the abduction study conference, 142 148. cambridge, ma: north cambridge press. dugja according to members of a small group called elan vital (vital essence, the last queen of the lost continent of lemuria, dugja (pronounced doo-ja, reigns as spirit of the mountain. the mountain is shasta, in far northern california, the focus of many occult beliefs and legends. dugja materializes whenever her mood or the situation, calls for it. one member claimed that in 1963, while meditating on mount sh a s t a s grey butte, he sensed an astral man, with thin hair, white b e a rd, and pink skin, warning him telepathically to turn back. when he ignored the thre a t s and entreaties, other astral entities joined with the first one. nonetheless, undaunted, the m

rs, they cons t ructed the paradisiacal land of at l a n t i s, only to have the magi destroy it with atomic bombs. the nuclear explosions changed e a rt h s landscape and climate and created the continents we know today. even today a secret conflict continues between the kuran and the magi. on occasion the kuran have tried to interfere in human affairs, each time with negative results. myths and legends of the gods of the ancient world recount, in distorted form, previous kuran efforts to lead us. see also: atlantis; lemuria further reading gansberg, judith m, and alan l. gansberg, 1980. direct encounters: personal histories of ufo ab- ductees. new york: walker and company. kurmos in march 1966, a mystically inclined scotsman named r. ogilvie( roc) crombie, visiting edinburgh s royal bota

nce-fiction novel the time ma- chine (1895) features a race of violent subterranean humans known as morlocks. see also: brodie s deros; hollow earth; mount shasta; shaver mystery further reading commander x [pseud. of jim keith, 1990. under- ground alien bases. new brunswick, nj: abelard publications. mount shasta mount shasta in northern california, near the oregon border, is the scene of occult legends that go back to the nineteenth century. even before white settlers arrived in the region in 1827, however, local indian tribes believed that giant creatures, apparently of the sasquatch variety, lived in caves on the mountain. the giants were feared because of their habit of capturing individuals and taking them to their caves, where they would squeeze their victims to death. another race

emurians took up residence inside shasta. lewis claimed that persons living near shasta occasionally encountered distinguished- looking men in white robes as they walked out of the forest. sometimes these beings, who stood seven feet tall, did business in local stores, using gold nuggets to make their 182 mount shasta a nineteenth-century engraving of mount shasta, california, the scene of occult legends from far back in the past (library of congress) purchases and refusing change. the strangers had long, curly hair, and on their large foreheads there were bulges visible with special decoration over them covering their third eyes. along the thick forests on shasta s eastern flank, the lemurians had built great marble temples. on some evenings they held mystical celebrations at which they l


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formation bearing upon the early history of the human race, and, together, furnish indisputable evidence of the origin, development, and unity of religious faiths. by comparing the languages used by the earlier races to express their religious conceptions; by observing the similarity in the mythoses and sacred appellations among all tribe and nations, an through the discovery of the fact that the legends extant in the various countries of the globe are identical, or have the same foundation, it is probable that a clue has already been obtained whereby an outline of the religious history of the human family from a period even as remote as the "first dispersion" or from a time when one race comprehended the entire population of the globe, maybe traced. humboldt in his researches observes "in

sceptical days, still do, beneath the pulpits of their pope, priest, or other oracle"[8 [8] rivers of life, vol. i, p, 36. the sacred ficus is worshipped in india and in many of the polynesian islands. regarding the palm, inman assures us that it is emblematical of the active male energy, or the continuation of existence.[9 [9] ancient faiths embodied in ancient names, vol. ii, p. 448. within the legends underlying the jewish religion, it will be remembered that the tree appears mysteriously connected with the beginning of life and is interwoven with the first ideas of human action and experience. the literal sense, however, of the allegory in genesis concerning the woman, the tree, and the serpent, and its meaning as generally accepted by laymen and the uneducated among the priesthood, ha

substance made which did not really pre-exist" equally with matter was spirit indestructible "our soul" says plato "was somewhere, before it came to exist in this present form; whence it appears to be immortal. who knows whether that which is demonstrated living, be not indeed rather dying, and whether that which is styled dying be not rather living" to one who has given attention to the various legends relative to the destruction of the world by a flood, and a storm-tossed mariner saved in an ark or boat, it is plain that they all have the same significance, all are but different versions of the same myth, which in an early age was used to conceal the philosophical doctrines of an ancient people. that the early historic nations understood little concerning the origin and true meaning of

nds relative to the destruction of the world by a flood, and a storm-tossed mariner saved in an ark or boat, it is plain that they all have the same significance, all are but different versions of the same myth, which in an early age was used to conceal the philosophical doctrines of an ancient people. that the early historic nations understood little concerning the origin and true meaning of the legends which they had inherited from an older race is quite evident. the ignorance of the greeks regarding the significance of these legends is shown by the following: when solon, wishing to acquaint himself with the history of the oldest times, inquired of an egyptian priest concerning the time of the flood, and the age of deucalion or phroneous or noah, this functionary replied "o solon, solon

s a missionary to parthia; that after he had visited the various countries of the parthian empire, tarrying for a time at balkh, the capital of bactria, and the ancient residence of the magi, he went to india. soon after the visit of thomas to persia and india, there appeared in palestine and the adjacent countries a gospel of thomas, in which were set forth various stories closely resembling the legends found in the hindoo sacred writings. after comparing various passages of the bhagavat purana with those of the infancy, and after furnishing conclusive evidence that the latter must have been copied from the former, waite says "the conclusion must be, that while for some of the salient points of the gospels of the infancy, the authors were indebted to zoroaster, and the legends of persia


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mysteries and symbolsofthesecret order'.notthat anyofit is putso plainly.onlytheauthors' closest friendsknewthat'soror benedicta in aqua' wasdorastuart-menteath, andthat'soror ignis ardens (or 'ignis ex igne-!whom we have called lilith because she is a"soft,sweet woman.-was vivienne pierpont.andeven those close friendswouldnothave recognizedtheambiguityofwaite's reverie in letterxiii:oldare those legends of the soul, gone isthatearly minister, receivedintothe great silence and reserved therein until the daywhenthesponsusandsponsashall meet in the king's chamber, in the secret palace of the king,wheni also shall kiss the onemouthwhichi have desired since the daysof my baptism in the cool waters of the kingdom, even the kingdomoflove (p. 82).nonetheless, it isdorawhois the central character

s laiduponthe table towards thewindowend of the room. i observed the flagon of funchal wine partially emptied. a vast female [yeats's housekeeper, mrsold]was preparing the meal in aroomwhichopened towards the back part of the house and is, i believe, on ordinary occasions the poet's bedroom.he made excuses to avoid long discussions on lady gregory and ancient irish romances,butdiscussed the grail legends, waite's books and the golden dawn_'goldendemonsthatnonecanstay'115 he told me that the unfortunate frater-[waite omits the name] of the house of the hidden stairs had suddenly lost his wife and he evidently found that this was irreparable otherwise than in the conventional way for she had looked after him most faithfully in the periodic fits of drink-craving which came over him. this scan


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leged instances of dreams which had a serious meaning or a valuable purpose. are there such dreams today? or not? are such dreams, like angels visits, a thing of the past?thepoet hassung-why come not angels from the realms of glory, to visit earth as in the days of old? is heaven more distant, or has earth grown cold?even so may we ask regarding dreams. there must have been some basis for all the legends of inspired dreams, however erroneous may have been the common interpretation of them. the bible refers to three sorts of dreams. first, ordinary dreams without meaning. second, those of a discoverable meaning,butoften not understood, and explained only by some special person or means; and third, the dreams which the dreamers considered to be intimations of the will of jehovah, and which w

s and to gain knowledge, but we are ignorant of when he began to record his observations, and to reason upon causes and effects. in the earliest times men were wanderers; then they began to settle in fertile places and to live by agriculture; and then at last they built houses and formed towns.inthe earliest times men spoke and forgot; then came a stage when the words of men became remembered and legends were handed down from one to another; and at last some form of writing was discovered, pictorial probably, and then later still men recognised that words were composed of certain sounds of frequent occurrence, and then these sounds were represented by signs, and an alphabet was born. writing was first appliedtothe edicts of kings, and then to record the titles of the dead, and lastly to pr

eander, onchurch history,basnage,historyofthejews,de quincey, in hisessays,c. d. ginsburg,thefreemasonry and the essenes 235essenes,theirhistoryanddoctrine,with alex. lawrie and r. freke gould, in theirhistoriesoffreemasonry.most recently james moffat has written a concise article on the subject, giving the quotations from philo and josephus and pliny. the talmud, that quaint collection of jewish legends, does not mention the essenes as such, but some jewish authors hold that its references to the sect of assideans or chasidim(chsidim)refer to the essenes as a religio-philosophic sect of maccabean times (see macc.i.,2, 42) it is not easy to understand why this sect of essenes should have been considered as a conspicuous prototype of the brotherhood of freemasons, for the notable features o

lechs once deemed sacred still exist, and there were also great stones with holes in them through which children were passed to ensure good fortune. bishop schoning of trondhjem states that in the 18th century the people reverenced certain white stones, loaf255 shaped, and bathed them with milk, anointed them with butter, and at christmas times washed them with beer.thescandinaviane ddaor book of legends refers to a sacred white stone which was venerated, and oaths were taken upon it.farin the wilds of africa were found in the ruins of zimbabwe curious stone pillars with bird-headed tops; these may have been related to horus of egypt, often seen hawk255 headed.theroman catholic church found it difficult to abolish the worship of stones in europe, and so several church councils condemned th

rom prehistoric times by reason of our researches into the form and structure of our globe. in our studies of the various strata of earth and of the solid layers beneath the seas we have found remains of man, beast, bird, fish and vegetable deeply hid by the deposits of ages of time;butwe have more knowledge even than these around us, for we possess, although in shadowy form, a vast collection of legends and myths which have come down to us from eastern lands, having originated among peoples who have long since passed into oblivion. these oriental tales are doubtless only partly historical, being in part symbolical; they are like the later hebrew kabalah- knowledge received and transmitted as legends from generation to generation, before the era arrived when they could be recorded in any s


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traditions which the present generation is in danger of losing altogether. others more capable must judge of their value; i can only vouch for their truth as personal experiences of a time when the102 the sorcerer and his apprenticeoccultism of the celtic west was not only a very real thing,butwas looked on as utterly natural. i knew nothing of folk lore, and the idea of collecting and comparing legends and myths never occurred to me. butihad all a boy's keen relish for a fairy tale, especially when told as an obvioustruthby people who really believed it. sooth to sayiwas rather wearied of the superior folk who told me that there were really no such things as fairies. so it was with great joy thatiwandered about among the crofters, and got the old people to tell me stories of the 'little

it maybe'i onceaskel;lan oldq1an,aftermanyst()r1es of witchcraftaj;ld.faerie.lorehadbeenwhar. the ministeragreed with the kirk.'wee1, ye ken,'hesaid 'ilmanmusthaveareligionof sorts, for the sake0'the neigbb()llrs,justashe-must. have a pair0..breeksput .it's nohimsel"j?erha.psasgoocianaccountoftbematteras.manyprofoundtreatises, going beyond. the british islands wefind.llllthe267267.olclwitcheraf; legends,i",ill'notsaymorefirmlybelieved,lmt certainly more openly ac1wowledged, thanbarbeygives a vivid.picture of witchcraft as it is, andofthe life. and nature of the normandy peasants, amongwhomthe author passed the greater part of his life.'but it isinbljttany .thatwe find themidof the past is strongest. 247urrounded by the druidic relicsinthewildest scenesofnature,andcl1toff .fromthemqdernmat


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with blitz, waite had come to see the rigime ecossais et rectifie as maintaining more than any other rite the essence in ritual form of that secret tradition that 'tells us not alone that the soul "cometh from afar" and that the soul returns whence it came, but it delineates the path of ascent'62[62. the theory that all esoteric practices and traditions, whether alchemy, the hebrew kabbalah, the legends of the holy grail, rosicrucianism, christian mysticism or freemasonry, were secret paths to a direct experience of god had been developed by waite over many years. he was convinced that the symbolism in each of these traditions had a common root and a 61[61] springett wrote a number of books on secret societies and on masonic symbolism. he was an active supporter of the f.r.c. and of the l

ite of swedenborg) studies in mysticism (hodder& stoughton, 1906 (part ill, chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7 concern freemasonry) the secret tradition in freemasonry and an analysis of the inter-relation between the craft and the high grades in respect of their term of research (rebman, 1911) 2 vols. some deeper aspects of masonic symbolism (anarnosa, n.m.r.s, 1916) the hidden church of the holy graal, its legends and symbolism (new york, rebman, 1909 (book ix, chapter 8: the analogies of masonry) a new encyclopaedia of freemasonry (ars magna latomorum) and of cognate instituted mysteries: their rites, literature and history (rider, 1921) 2 vols (the issue of 1934 adds an account of the masonic peace memorial 'robert fludd and freemasonry, manchester association for masonic research (offprint, 1922


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age-old argument propounded by the unbelievers: global freemasonry your god is one god. as for those who do not believe in the hereafter, their hearts are in denial and they are puffed up with pride. there is no doubt that god knows what they keep secret and what they make public. he does not love people puffed up with pride. when they are asked "what has your lord sent down" they say "myths and legends of previous peoples (qur'an, 16: 22-24) this verse reveals that the real reason of the unbelievers' rejection of religion is the arrogance hidden in their hearts. the philosophy called humanism is merely the outward manner by which this age rejects god. in other words, humanism is not a new way of thinking, as those who es- humanism revisited contrary to the promises of humanist philosophy

nings for each symbol at every stage. in this way, members descend step by step into the depths of masonic philosophy. an article in mimar sinan magazine describes this function of their symbols: we all know that masonry expresses its ideas and ideals by means of symbols and stories, that is, allegories. these stories go back to the first ages of history. we can even say that they stretch back to legends of prehistory. in this way, masonry has shown the antiquity of its ideals and has gained a rich source of symbols.65 the conceptions of the ancient egyptians are the most prominent of these symbols and legends, that stretch back to the first ages of history. everywhere in masonic lodges, and frequently in masonic publications, drawings of pyramids and sphinxes and hieroglyphs can be found

masons before them. dgj the theory of evolution revisited dgk global freemasonry dgl the theory of evolution revisited masonry is the continuation of narrow-minded traditionalism. modern masonry maintains the same superstitious beliefs that their "brothers" have defended uncritically for centuries. global freemasonry dhc it is important to recognize this traditionalism. in modern masonic lodges, legends, symbols and words that are thousands of years old, are still used. despite the fact that nearly all masons have a high level of education, and occupy some of the highest positions in society, they organize ceremonies in which they take gilt swords and skulls into their hands, murmur words in ancient egyptian, stand before columns modeled on ancient egyptian temples in silver aprons, white

l or scientific support, and turn away from the facts that science has discovered. essentially, what has led masons into such error, or indeed spellbound them, is their blind attachment to their traditions. this shows that the teaching of masonry is deceptive. it alienated dhg global freemasonry people from their belief in god, making them fall into superstition by following empty laws, myths and legends. what the qur'an says about the pagans of saba, who abandoned god to prostrate themselves before the sun, is valid also for masonry "satan has made their actions seem good to them and debarred them from the way so they are not guided (qur'an, 27: 24. masons reject the religion of god in favor of an outmoded doctrine that they elaborate upon with gilt symbols and mystical elements. moreover


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with blitz, waite had come to see the rigime ecossais et rectifie as maintaining more than any other rite the essence in ritual form of that secret tradition that 'tells us not alone that the soul "cometh from afar" and that the soul returns whence it came, but it delineates the path of ascent'62[62. the theory that all esoteric practices and traditions, whether alchemy, the hebrew kabbalah, the legends of the holy grail, rosicrucianism, christian mysticism or freemasonry, were secret paths to a direct experience of god had been developed by waite over many years. he was convinced that the symbolism in each of these traditions had a common root and a 61[61] springett wrote a number of books on secret societies and on masonic symbolism. he was an active supporter of the f.r.c. and of the l

ite of swedenborg) studies in mysticism (hodder& stoughton, 1906 (part ill, chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7 concern freemasonry) the secret tradition in freemasonry and an analysis of the inter-relation between the craft and the high grades in respect of their term of research (rebman, 1911) 2 vols. some deeper aspects of masonic symbolism (anarnosa, n.m.r.s, 1916) the hidden church of the holy graal, its legends and symbolism (new york, rebman, 1909 (book ix, chapter 8: the analogies of masonry) a new encyclopaedia of freemasonry (ars magna latomorum) and of cognate instituted mysteries: their rites, literature and history (rider, 1921) 2 vols (the issue of 1934 adds an account of the masonic peace memorial 'robert fludd and freemasonry, manchester association for masonic research (offprint, 1922


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o know the name of a spirit was to control it. in the gnostic tradition we understand the frailty of the human spirit and the desire to project humanity onto divinity, this tendency towards anthropomorphism is a dangerous one. too often man in his suffering desires to bring the gods down to a more physical level, when this happens the currency of divine imagery is debased. while certainly images, legends, myths and godnames have their place, their value is in what they represent rather than in themselves. in regards to the name(s) of god in the old testament there is a real quandary, there are many names for god, though translated under the one title in english. what makes it more difficult is that each name has a different meaning, the name elohim, for example, means mighty ones (note it

e of him. it is from this tradition that the gospel of st.john derives it model as expressed in the early verse in the beginning was the logos. the logos was known as spenta mainyu in the zoroastrian tradition in mythology it is sometimes the pre existed state of the son of god. there are many positions in the great chain of being for the logos and sophia and as we study further complex myths and legends of their power will be discussed. however, in their most primal form they work within the triangle of force in the upper world. what about jesus? one of the major debates in christianity has been about the nature of jesus. however, when we examine the new testament in a critical manner some important facts come to light. jesus over and over again claimed to be the messiah and a son of god

s have transformed consciousness and the mediator at the nexus of all systems. the solar logos, christ or the sacred sun transmits the transforming energies of the triune principle throughout the planes. it is the door through which the energies of the upper world communicate with those of the planes. it can be imaged as the dying and reborn sun and hence related a wide range of god-man myths and legends. i am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. john 10:9 the sun can be also however harsh, it dries out the land and kills the livestock as well as bringing out the change of tides and the flourishing of life. this reminds us that creation and destruction are the normal cycles of the universe and we must grow through them not being

en spirits are described in many gnostic texts and can certainly gang together and influence man in a destructive way. these spirits are not intrinsically or ontologically evil, but have become evil through ignorance, desire and so on. this is important as it proves there is no evil god in competition with the source of all life, no hierarchy of destruction, but ignorant spirits and entities. the legends of the book of enoch which permeate so much biblical literature suggest that since these spirits desired to have physical bodies they entered the earth stream and interbreed with man producing giants and depraved offspring. this is why the great flood occured, not to destroy man but to purify the earth of these mutated forms. this desire however continued and brought about not only the cor

last age of the minor cycle is important as it is preparation for the changeover to the next age. this the gnostic handbook page 65 cycle is known as the equinox of the gods, in the present cycle (pisces, is began in 1844 and is ruled by aries. in the egyptian initiatory traditions this period was also known as the heraldic cycle, it was the period in which the priesthood prepared the symbolism, legends and vessels for the influx of energy which would occur at the changeover to the new cycle. the cycle itself encompasses four different co-ordinates, these can be related to the four letters of the divine name (yhvh, the four elements, the four canopic jars of mummification and the four phases of the temple. heraldic cycle element god- name pisces year initiation fire yod 1844 transmission


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h to a child self, in the static kingdom, to allow 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 a

run a critical eye over the old testament as well. when we do, we find some interesting anomalies. the old testament actually includes many different streams which seem to have be written by many different authors, many of which had conflicting religious views (for example, isaiah is said to have been written by at least three different people. accordingly, the old testament represents myths and legends adapted and modified (even twisted) by the beliefs of the prevailing ideological elite. for example, in babylon, records and legends of the older qadesh israelite priesthood were expunged and a emphasis placed on the pharisaic priesthood. these multiple streams and authors can be discovered by reading any modern text on biblical criticism, however, only when seen in the light of the aryan

ltures. joseph of arimathea was a very rich man and it is now believed he bought and traded tin as well as other commodities from bases in england, probably cornwall and somerset. we know that after the death of jesus around ad 63 st.phillip actually sent joseph and others back to england to preach the gospel (refer. victory of aurelius ambrosius by gildad albanicus. there also are a abundance of legends particularly in somerset about the child jesus travelling to britain with joseph. it is even suggested that the very location of glastonbury cathedral is where jesus and joseph built their hut on their first trip to britain. in the western confines of britain there is a certain royal island of large extent, surrounded by water, abounding in all the beauties of nature and necessaries of lif

rom the beginning, was from the beginning our teacher and we never lost his teachings. there are many volumes examining the details of jesus' trek to britain, some of the more important examine the historical record of glastonbury which can be traced right back to the chapel built by jesus and joseph. for this reason the site has continued to remain sacred and became the centre of other important legends and religious tales such as those of king arthur and his knights. obviously since britain was the destination for so many of the lost tribes of israel we would expect that it would be of primary importance for the early spreading of the message. from many accounts ireland and england were the first countries outside palestine to receive the christian message. the greeks there has been a tr


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ependent, isolate and separate from the ain soph, or limitless light. one should remember, it is the limitless light from which azazel lucifer sought to be independent from. the goetia is indeed a tough, powerful and to some a dreadful real grimoire. those who have hissed and vibrated the sacred names and candle lit summons of the demons of this book have empowered it to heights which revival the legends of faust and even horror fiction author h.p. lovecraft and his tales of the macabre. with aleister crowley, whom, in his youth brought forth the shades of the goetia into boleskine and other homes, he did so in an experiment of will. while on the surface, he had appeared to consciously evoke the goetic spirits to appease his carnal desires, and other material quests; subconsciously he was


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ll see, the records confirmed this was exactly the appearance ascribed to viracocha by those who worshipped him. whoever he was, therefore, he could not have been an american indian: they are relatively dark-skinned people with sparse facial hair.12 viracocha s bushy beard and pale complexion made him sound like a caucasian. back in the sixteenth century the incas had thought so too. indeed their legends and religious beliefs made them so certain of his physical type that they initially mistook the white and bearded spaniards who arrived on their shores for the returning viracocha and his demigods,13 an event long prophesied and which viracocha was said in all the legends to have promised. this happy coincidence gave pizarro s conquistadores the decisive strategic and psychological edge th

ard, see constance irwin, fair gods and stone faces, w. h. allen, london, 1964, pp. 31-2. 13 j. alden mason, the ancient civilizations of peru, penguin books, london, 1991, p. 135. see also garcilaso de la vega, the royal commentaries of the incas, orion press, new york, 1961, pp. 132-3, 147-8. graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 54 chapter 6 he came in a time of chaos through all the ancient legends of the peoples of the andes stalked a tall, bearded, pale-skinned figure wrapped in a cloak of secrecy. and though he was known by many different names in many different places he was always recognizably the same figure: viracocha, foam of the sea, a master of science and magic who wielded terrible weapons and who came in a time of chaos to set the world to rights. the same basic story was

ist, an architect of surpassing skills, a sculptor and an engineer: he caused terraces and fields to be formed on the steep sides of ravines, and sustaining walls to rise up and support them. he also made irrigating channels to flow. and he went in various directions, arranging many things. 4 1 south american mythology, p. 74. 2 ibid. 3 arthur cotterell, the illustrated encyclopaedia of myths and legends, guild publishing, london, 1989, p. 174. see also south american mythology, p. 69-88. 4 francisco de avila 'a narrative of the errors, false gods, and other superstitions and diabolical rites in which the indians of the province of huarochiri lived in ancient times, in narratives of the rites and laws of the yncas (trans, and ed. clemens r. graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 55 viraco

as extinguished at his command, though stones were consumed by fire in such wise that large blocks could be lifted by hand as if they were cork. they narrate further that, leaving the place where this occurred, he came to the coast and there, holding his mantle, he went forth amidst the waves and was seen no more. and as he went they gave him the name viracocha, which means foam of the sea. 6 the legends were unanimous in their physical description of viracocha. in his suma y narracion de los incas, for example, juan de betanzos, a sixteenth-century spanish chronicler, stated that according to the indians, he had been a bearded man of tall stature clothed in a white robe which came down to his feet and which he wore belted at the waist .7 other descriptions, collected from many different a

long hair wearing a long tunic .10 markhem, hakluyt society, london, 1873, vol. xlviii, p. 124. 5 south american mythology, p. 74. 6 ibid, p. 74-6. 7 ibid, p. 78. 8 ibid, p. 81. 9 john hemming, the conquest of the incas, macmillan, london, 1993, p. 97. 10 south american mythology, p. 87. graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 56 civilizing mission above all else, viracocha was remembered in the legends as a teacher. before his coming, it was said, men lived in a condition of disorder, many went naked like savages; they had no houses or other dwellings than caves, and from these they went forth to gather whatever they could find to eat in the countryside. 11 viracocha was credited with changing all this and with initiating the long-lost golden age which later generations looked back on wi


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unexplained such events as the mythos surrounding the star sirius and the knowledge of its dark star neighbor, or semi-aquatic beings called the oannes (oannes were considered visitors from the sirius region who taught on earth and left behind a divine mythos and a priesthood awaiting their return. they are known to the sumerians and their babylonian successors, and to the egyptians, and held as legends to the present day by remote african tribal priesthoods) nor do comets and supernov explain the ascent of elijah alive into heaven, nor the vision of ezekiel the prophet, which in hebrew is even eerier than in the english translation. a priesthood protecting what it took to be the secrets of the divine visitors, whether an actuality or not, has existed since these remote times. in the earl

his was developing, millennia were passing, aeons giving way to one an20 allen h. greenfield other, and new observations of phenomena in the sky continued. new cults arose, only to intermesh with older ones through conquest or exchange of information. a rich and ever-developing mythology became more and more complex. the question arises, were there new contacts with the divine beings, or only new legends and variations of old legends? i suggest to you that present-day contact cases and sightings indicate ongoing communication. in fact, modern ufology emerged from a narrow circle of survivors in possession of all or part of the old knowledge trying to look into the new sightings and contacts in the hope of renewing their communication with the ancient gods. key figures included meade layne

se and striking imagery the stuff that makes true mythology. the shaverian mythos had it that our sun developed a form of detrimental radiation which horrified the elder races, as this type of radiation is the source of mutation, aging and death in this otherwise ageless and deathless race. abandoning the earth to mutants long ago, these beings, called atlans and titans and remembered now only as legends, rejoined the nortans, a race of beings who live only in deep space, avoiding nearness to all stars that have, like our own, a tendency to turn malignant. the surface of the earth was left to our comparatively short-lived species, existing in abject ignorance of our origins, while the highly mechanized interior caverns of the earth were inhabited by tero and dero, relatively intact and som

t ignorance of our origins, while the highly mechanized interior caverns of the earth were inhabited by tero and dero, relatively intact and sometimes extremely degenerate beings with some knowledge of the use of ancient technologies. the 46 allen h. greenfield perverse, degenerate dero apparently uses this technology for the most bizarre and depraved purposes, giving rise to the surface people s legends of hell. surface people are, according to shaver, frequently abducted and enslaved in the world below. this brief synopsis of the shaver mystery doesn t even attempt to do the scope of it justice; the major point here is that shaver and palmer scandalized the science fiction establishment by asserting that all of this was, essentially, real and not fiction. the material began appearing in


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as a proof that even poetry may agree with history in the' chochilaichus' of gregory of tours. if in the 12th and loth centuries our country^s hero-legend gleamed up for the last time, poets must have kept on singing it for a long time before, as is plain from the saved fragment of hildebrand and the latin versions of rudlieb and waltharius; while not a tone survives of those low german lays and legends, out of which nevertheless proceeded the vilkinasaga that mirrors them back. the rise of our courtpoetry has without the slightest ground or necessity been ascribed to the crusades; if we are to assume any importations from the east, these can more conveniently be traced to the earlier and quieter intercourse of goths and northmen with the greek empire, unless indeed we can make up our min

d. bernhard baader's tales of upper germany aflford a rich treasure, in simple suitable language; but in mone's anzeiger they are presented in so scattered and inconvenient a form, that they ought to be re-digested in a new edition: the two different versions of the story of dold (quoted on p. 983, are a good illustration of what i meant just now by 'meagre^ and 'luxuriant' bechstein's thuringian legends seem to me only in the last two volumes to attain the true point of view, and to offer something worth having. the legends of samogitia and the mark, collected by reusch and kuhn, satisfy all requirements; they furnish most copious material, and put to shame the notion that any district of germany is poor in popular traditions, which only elude those who know not the right way to approach

-tale also, dwarfs and giants play their part: swan-witchen (swan-white) and dorn-roschen (thorn-rose= sleeping beauty, pp. 425, 1204 are a swan-wife and a valkyr; the three spinning-wives, p. 415, are norns; the footstool hurled down from the heavenly seat (p. 136, death as a godfather (p. 853, the player's throw and jack the gamester (pp. 818n, 887) reach back to heathen times. fairy-tales, not legends, have in common with the god-myth a multitude of metamoi'phoses; and they often let animals come upon the stage, and so they trespass on the old animal-epos. in addition to the fairy-tale and folk-tale, which to this day supply healthy nourishment to youth and the common people, and which they will not give up, whatever other pabulum you may place before them, we must take account of rites

what i claim for teutonic nations as compared with the greeks and romans, must also hold good of them as regards the celts, slavs, lithuanians and finns, whose paganism was similar to ours or not so similar. here however the quantity of coincidences is still more damaging to the theory of plagiarisms, which would else encumber every nook and corner. in favour of the study of celtic languages and legends a wholesome reaction has set in, insisting that this downtrodden race, which once occupied wide tracts of germany, shall receive its due. by no means poor in memorials, it has an auxihary resource in several living tongues, the armoric, welsh, irish and highland scotch. but the paths still lie uncertain and slippery, and what we concede to the celts ought not in the zeal of discovery to be

rward and, as it were, take refuge in all the places they found unoccupied by the new religion. here we find christian material in a heathen form, there heathen matter in a christian disguise. as the goddess ostara was converted into a notion of time, so was hellia into one of place. the beliefs of our forefathers about elves and giants got intensified and expanded into angels and devils, but the legends remained the same. wuotan, douar, zio, phol put on the nature of malignant diabolic beings, and the story of their solemn yearly visitation shaped itself into that of a wild rabble rout, which the people now shunned with horror, as formerly they had thronged to those processions. veiled under the biblical names of cain, ehas, enoch, antichrist, herodias, there come into view the same old m


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hills; gifur rata (gigantes pedes illidunt saxis) is what they say in the north. stones and rocks are weapons of the giant race; they use only stone clubs and stone shields, no swords. hrungni s weapon is called hei)i (hone; when it was flung in mid air and came in collision with thor s hammer, it broke, and a part fell on the ground; hence come all the heinberg/ whinstone rocks, sn. 108-9. later legends add to their armament stahelstangen (steel bars) 24 yards long, eoth. 687. 1662. hiirn. sifr. 62, 2. 68, 2. sigenot (lassb) 14 (hag) 69. 75. iwein 5022(-mote, rod 5058 -kolbe, club 6682. 6726. trist. 15980. 16146; foenstange, nib. 460, 1. veldek invests his pandurus and bitias (taken from aen. 9, 672) with giant s nature and iserne kolven, en. 7089; king gorhand s giant host carry kolben s

his hammer through the air: wherever it alighted, the next building was to begin. it came to the ground five miles off, and there was erected the second church, on completing which the giant flung the hammer once more, and where it fell, at the same distance of five miles, he built the third chapel. in the one at sachsenheim a huge rib of the builder is preserved (mone s anz. 8,63. the following legends come from westphalia: above nettelstadt-on-the-hill stands the hiinenbrink, where hiines lived of old, and kept on friendly terms with their fellows on the stell (2^ miles farther. when the one set were baking, and the other wanted a loaf done at the same time, they just pitched it over see suppl. a hiine living at hilverdingsen on the south side of the schwarze lake, and another living at

lasmationis ada3, qui dicitur ager damascenus, conf. fel. fabri evagator, 2, 341 [is du monde the mistranslation of a germ. des mondes, the moon s? like the sun, it bestows beauty, and that has nothing to do with christ, who is however the. light of the world. te.j ceeation. 569 in keeping to explain the sun as a giant s eye, the mountains as his bones, the bushes as his hair; there are plenty of legends still that account for particular lakes and marshes by the gushing blood of a giant, for oddly-shaped rocks by his ribs and marrow-bones; and in a similar strain the waving corn was likened to the hair of sif or ceres. it is at once felt to be more artificial for sun and mountain and tree to be put into requisition to produce the human eye and bones and hair. yet we do speak of eyes being

ns derive the word germani from germinare, beca/use the germans are said to have grown on trees; l we have here the possibility of a complex chain of relationships. the geogr. of eavenna says, the saxons removed from their ancient seats to britain( cum principe suo, nomine anchis. this may be hengist, or still better his son oesc, whom i have identified with askr.2 plainly there existed primitive legends, which made the first men, or the founders of certain branches of the teutonic nation, grow out of trees and rocks, that is to say, which endeavoured to trace the lineage of living beings to the half-alive kingdom of plants and stones. even our leut (populus, ohg. liut, has for its root liotan (crescere, pullulare, os. liud, liodan; 3 and the sacredness of woods and mountains in our olden

eluge arose from yrmys bipod. it appears to me impossible to refer the whole mass of these tales about the great flood and the creation of the human species to the mosaic record, as if they were mere perversions and dis tortions of it; the additions, omissions and discrepancies peculiar to almost every one of them are sufficient to forbid that. and i have not by a long way exhausted this cycle of legends (see suppl: in islands of the eastern archipelago, in tonga and new zealand, among mexicans and caribs there start up ac counts, astonishingly similar and yet different, of creation and the first human pair, of a flood and deliverance, and the murder of a brother.4 1 edw. davies s brit. mythol. 146-7. 2 ibid. 95. 129. villemarque, contes bretons 2, 294. mabinogion 2, 341. 381. 3 sole examp


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des this, there is an inherent quality in man's nature, which teaches him by his reason to disbelieve in things monstrous and absurd. questions bymrowen'sfriend.-ifthatbe so, how is it that so many persons retain even to the end of their lives the monstrous beliefs impressed upon them in their childhood, and even at a more advanced age believe in winking and bleeding pictures and crucifixes,inthe legends of saints &c,&c.?c.a.-theybelieve in miracles, and that belief is riot monstrous or absurd.6.-cannotany infant be trained to love goodness, wisdom, and union with hisfellowsover the world, and to have pure charity and sincere love for every one of them? c.a.-itis not in man's nature to do this. good training may make him better than hisfellows;but no sort of government or education can mak


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reek mystery cults, which devotees had to vow to keep secret. herodotus does outline some brief myths to explain curious features of buildings or statues, such as why the temple grounds at buto contained a floating island or why amun could be shown with a ram s head. these are not unlike the kinds of tales told to gullible tourists by unofficial egyptian guides at the monuments today. the bizarre legends herodotus relates about some egyptian kings, such as a tale of king mycerinus (menkara) raping his own daughter and burying her inside a cow, may have reflected contemporary folktales. the egyptians had a long tradition of telling unflattering stories about past kings. between 404 and 343 bce, several dynasties of egyptian-born kings were able to keep the persians out of egypt. the three k

ptolemaic charter myths in which deities interact with historical figures (see khnum and khonsu in deities, themes, and concepts. among the inscriptions found on the walls of ptolemaic temples are lengthy lists of all the sacred places in the forty-two nomes (districts) of egypt. the richness of this mythical geography is brought out by papyrus jumilhac, an illustrated selection of the myths and legends of the jackal nome, the seventeenth district of upper egypt.89 there were probably similar collections for other regions. most of the brief narratives are about the conflict between horus and seth, with a particular emphasis on the struggle to protect the body of osiris (see figure 21. episodes from this cycle become etiological myths to explain topographical features, or elements of ritua

d. one of her duties seems to have been to physically arouse the god so that he would continue the ongoing work of creation by generating life. like the ram-god banebdjedet, amun was said to mystically unite with the queen of egypt to sire the heir to the throne. this royal-birth myth was depicted in several theban temples (see figure 20. the idea persisted as late as the greco-roman period, when legends were told about how the worldconquering macedonian king, alexander the great, was sired by amun. alexander seems to have been acknowledged as the god s son when he made a pilgrimage to the remote temple of amun at siwa oasis. according to some classical writers, alexander and his companions were in danger of dying in the desert when two serpents appeared to lead them safely to siwa. the or


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nt. owing to their feeble rule the governors of suten-henen, or herakleopolis, and those who ruled in the provinces near that city, succeeded in gaining their independence, and the kings of the ixth and xth dynasties were herakleopolitans; their rule gradually extended to the south, and the religious influence of their priests was so great that they succeeded in forcing many of their mythological legends and beliefs into the accepted religion of the country, and these subsequently became part and parcel of the great recension of the theban book of the dead. the dominion of the herakleopolitans, however, was of comparatively short duration, and it collapsed under the attacks of the bold and vigorous governors of the theba d, whose capital was at thebes. judging from the historical evidence


HELENA BLAVATSKY NIGHTMARE TALES

brahman* a debrahmanised brahman, one who is degraded orwho has lost his caste? after this how can we avoid suspecting that we may find, among the modern jews,the chaldeans of the time of the rishi agastya- these makers of bricks whose persecution began from eighthundred to a thousand years ago, but who emigrated to chaldea four thousand years before the christian era- when so many of the popular legends of southern india resemble the bible stories. louis jacolliot speaksin several of his twenty-one volumes on brahmanical india of this matter, and for once he is right* the particle a in the sanskrit word shews this clearly. placed before a substantive thisparticle always means the negation or the opposite of the meaning of the expression thatfollows. thus sura (god) written a -sura, become

savory odour very agreeable to the great gods--varuna accepted the promise of the king, and the happy ambarisha had a son, followed by several others.the eldest son, the heir to the throne for the time being, was called rohita (the red) and was surnameddevarata- which, literally translated, means god-given. devarata grew up and soon became a veritableprince charming, but if we are to believe the legends he was as selfish and deceitful as he was beautiful. when the prince had attained the appointed age, the god speaking through the mouth of the same courtpriest, charged the king to keep his promise; but when each time ambarisha invented some excuse topostpone the hour of sacrifice, the god at last grew annoyed. being a jealous and angry god, he threatenedthe king with all his divine wrath

nd implements for divination were being madeready. for, in that old castle there were grim worm-eaten portraits of famous ancestors and knights andladies, old deserted turrets, with bastions and gothic windows; mysterious sombre alleys, and dark andendless cellers, easily transformed into subterranean passages and caves, ghostly prison cells, haunted by therestless phantoms of the heroes of local legends. in short, the old manor offered every commodity forromantic horrors. but alas! this once they serve for nought; in the present narrative these dear old horrors playno such part as they otherwise might. its chief hero is a very commonplace, prosaical man- let us call him erkler. yes; dr. erkler, professor of nightmare talesfrom the polar lands59 medicine, half-german through his father, a

due to the almost magical impression he produced upon his audiences. his inspired performance onthe violin secured for him in his native country the title of "master of nations" the sonate du diable, alsocalled "tartini's dream- as every one who has heard it will be ready to testify- is the most weirdmelody ever heard or invented: hence, the marvellous composition has become the source of endless legends.nor were they entirely baseless, since it was he, himself, who was shown to have originated them. tartiniconfessed to having written it on awakening from a dream, in which he had heard his sonata performed bysatan, for his benefit, and in consequence of a bargain made with his infernal majesty. several famous singers, even, whose exceptional voices struck the hearers with superstitious adm


HELENA BLAVATSKY THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY

uth, philaletheians, from (phil "loving" and (aletheia "truth" the name page 4 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt theosophy dates from the third century of our era, and began with ammonius saccas and his disciples, also called analogeticists, who started the eclectic theosophical system. as explained by professor wilder, they were called so because of their practice of interpreting all sacred legends and narratives, myths and mysteries, by a rule or principle of analogy and correspondence: so that events which were related as having occurred in the external world were regarded as expressing operations and experiences of the human soul. they were also denominated neo-platonists. though theosophy, or the eclectic theosophical system, is generally attributed to the third century, yet, if

oo- our other objects q. will you now explain the methods by which you propose to carry out the second object? a. to collect for the library at our headquarters of adyar, madras-and by the fellows of their branches for their local libraries-all the good works upon the world's religions that we can. to put into written form correct information upon the various ancient philosophies, traditions, and legends, and disseminate the same in such practicable ways as the translation and publication of original works of value, and extracts from and commentaries upon the same, or the oral instructions of persons learned in their respective departments. q. and what about the third object, to develop in man his latent spiritual or psychic powers? a. this has to be achieved also by means of publications

endowed with such prominent, almost divine goodness as to be called theodidaktos, the "god-taught" he honored that which was good in christianity, but broke with it and the churches at an early age, being unable to find in christianity any superiority over the old religions. analogeticists the disciples of ammonius saccas (see above) so called because of their practice of interpreting all sacred legends, myths, and mysteries by a principle of analogy and correspondence, which rule is now found in the cabalistic system, and preeminently so in the schools of esoteric philosophy in the east. ananda (sans) bliss, joy, felicity, happiness. a name of a favorite disciple of gautama, the lord buddha. anaxagoras a famous ionian philosopher, who lived 500 bc, studied philosophy under anaximenes of


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one again, each one of the cowed squatters refused point-blank to advance another inch toward the scene of unholy worship, so inspector legrasse and his nineteen colleagues plunged on unguided into black arcades of horror that none of them had ever trod before. the region now entered by the police was one of traditionally evil repute, substantially unknown and untraversed by white men. there were legends of a hidden lake unglimpsed by mortal sight, in which dwelt a huge, formless white polypous thing with luminous eyes; and squatters whispered that bat-winged devils flew up out of caverns in inner earth to worship it at midnight. they said it had been there before d'iberville, before la salle, before the indians, and before even the wholesome beasts and birds of the woods. it was nightmare

eeply that only their names remain as a key to the origin they disgrace. some of the whateleys and bishops still send their eldest sons to harvard and miskatonic, though those sons seldom return to the mouldering gambrel roofs under which they and their ancestors were born. no one, even those who have the facts concerning the recent horror, can say just what is the matter with dunwich; though old legends speak of unhallowed rites and conclaves of the indians, amidst which they called forbidden shapes of shadow out of the great rounded hills, and made wild orgiastic prayers that were answered by loud crackings and rumblings from the ground below. in 1747 the reverend abijah hoadley, newly come to the congregational church at dunwich village, preached a memorable sermon on the close presence

better it be left alone for the years to topple, lest things be stirred that ought to rest for ever in their black abyss. after the policeman had gone blake stood staring at the sullen steepled pile. it excited him to find that the structure seemed as sinister to others as to him, and he wondered what grain of truth might lie behind the old tales the bluecoat had repeated. probably they were mere legends evoked by the evil look of the place, but even so, they were like a strange coming to life of one of his own stories. the afternoon sun came out from behind dispersing clouds, but seemed unable to light up the stained, sooty walls of the old temple that towered on its high plateau. it was odd that the green of spring had not touched the brown, withered growths in the raised, iron-fenced ya

der built into the wall, and fumbling his uncertain way upwards towards some region of intenser stench where a hot, searing blast beat down against him. before his eyes a kaleidoscopic range of phantasmal images played, all of them dissolving at intervals into the picture of a vast, unplumbed abyss of night wherein whirled suns and worlds of an even profounder blackness. he thought of the ancient legends of ultimate chaos, at whose centre sprawls the blind idiot god azathoth, lord of all things, encircled by his flopping horde of mindless and amorphous dancers, and lulled by the thin monotonous piping of a demoniac flute held in nameless paws. then a sharp report from the outer world broke through his stupor and roused him to the unutterable horror of his position. what it was, he never kn

as had visited the building after some especially vivid tale of the squatters. grandmothers told strange myths of the martense spectre; myths concerning the martense family itself, its queer hereditary dissimilarity of eyes, its long, unnatural annals, and the murder which had cursed it. the terror which brought me to the scene was a sudden and portentous confirmation of the mountaineers' wildest legends. one summer night, after a thunderstorm of unprecedented violence, the countryside was aroused by a squatter stampede which no mere delusion could create. the pitiful throngs of natives shrieked and whined of the unnamable horror which had descended upon them, and they were not doubted. they had not seen it, but had heard such cries from one of their hamlets that they knew a creeping death


HP LOVECRAFT AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS

e looked dizzily down at the unbelievable spectacle. i thought again of the eldritch primal myths that had so persistently haunted me since my first sight of this dead antarctic world- of the demoniac plateau of leng, of the mi-go, or abominable snow men of the himalayas, of the pnakotic manuscripts with their prehuman implications, of the cthulhu cult, of the necronomicon, and of the hyperborean legends of formless tsathoggua and the worse than formless star spawn associated with that semientity. for boundless miles in every direction the thing stretched off with very little thinning; indeed, as our eyes followed it to the right and left along the base of the low, gradual foothills which separated it from the actual mountain rim, we decided that we could see no thinning at all except for

ty to live out of water, this transition was not encouraged- since their usefulness on land would hardly have been commensurate with the trouble of their management. during the jurassic age the old ones met fresh adversity in the form of a new invasion from outer space- this time by half-fungous, half-crustacean creatures- creatures undoubtedly the same as those figuring in certain whispered hill legends of the north, and remembered in the himalayas as the mi-go, or abominable snow men. to fight these beings the old ones attempted, for the first time since their terrene advent, to sally forth again into the planetary ether; but, despite all traditional preparations, found it no longer possible to leave the earth s atmosphere. whatever the old secret of interstellar travel had been, it was

foes are not pure mythology. conceivably, the old ones might have invented a cosmic framework to account for their occasional defeats, since historical interest and pride obviously formed their chief psychological element. it is significant that their annals failed to mention many advanced and potent races of beings whose mighty cultures and towering cities figure persistently in certain obscure legends. the changing state of the world through long geologic ages appeared with startling vividness in many of the sculptured maps and scenes. in certain cases existing science will require revision, while in other cases its bold deductions are magnificently confirmed. as i have said, the hypothesis of taylor, wegener, and joly that all the continents are fragments of an original antarctic land

d focus of earth s evil; harborers of nameless horrors and archaean secrets; shunned and prayed to by those who feared to carve their meaning; untrodden by any living thing on earth, but visited by the sinister lightnings and sending strange beams across the plains in the polar night- beyond doubt the unknown archetype of that dreaded kadath in the cold waste beyond abhorrent leng, whereof primal legends hint evasively. if the sculptured maps and pictures in that prehuman city had told truly, these cryptic violet mountains could not be much less than three hundred miles away; yet none the less sharply did their dim elfin essence appear above that remote and snowy rim, like the serrated edge of a monstrous alien planet about to rise into unaccustomed heavens. their height, then, must have b


HP LOVECRAFT THE CALL OF CTHULHU

ne again, each one of the cowed squatters refused point-blank to advance another inch towards the scene of unholy worship, so inspector legrasse and his nineteen colleagues plunged on unguided into black arcades of horror that none of them had ever trod before. the region now entered by the police was one of traditionally evil repute, substantially unknown and untraversed by white men. there were legends of a hidden lake unglimpsed by mortal sight, in which dwelt a huge, formless white polypus thing with luminous eyes; and squatters whispered that bat-winged devils flew up out of caverns in inner earth