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ods only to the siieves and goths, not to the western germans, and to draw a distinction between the worship of freyr and tliat of "wiiotan, wliicli to me looks very dou\)tful. as little can i give up the point, that nior^r and nerthus were brother and sister, and joint parents of freyr and freyja; this is grounded not only on a later re])resentuti(jn of snorri in the yngl. saga cap. 4, where yet the female nidrs is nowhere named, as tacitus conversely knows only a female nerthus and no god of that name; but also on tsu'm. 65' vi(5 svstor thiuni gaztu slikan niog' with thy sister begattest thcu such brood, though here again the sister is left muiamed. chaptee xi. paltar (balder. the myth of balder, one of the most ingenious and beautiful in the edda, has happily for us been also handed dow

names of two beings, whom he expressly calls ancient goddesses of liis people, but of whose existence not a trace is left amongst other germans. a clear proof, that here as well as there, heathenism was crowded with divinities of various shape and varying name, but who in their characteristics and cultus corresponded to one another. why this multiplicity of form should prevail more in the case of the female deities than of the male, can be fairly explained, i think, by the greater respect paid to the chief masculine divinities: they were too famous and too highly thought of, for their principal names not to have penetrated all branches of the nation. the two goddesses, whom beda (de temporum ratione cap. 1 3) cites very briefly, without any description, merely to explain the months named a

female messengers. to the german way of thinking, the deciees of destiny assume a greater sacredness in the mouth of woman, soothsaying and sorcery in a good as well as bad sense is peculiarly a women's gift, and it may even be a part of the same thing, that our language personifies virtues and vices as females. if human nature in general shews a tendency to pay a higher respect and deference to the female se, this has always been specially characteristic of teutonic nations. men earn deification by their deeds, women by their wisdom' fatidicae, aiigescente superstitione dcae' p. 95 (see su])pl. this germanic reverence for woman, already emphasized by tacitus, is markedly expressed in our old systems of law, especially the alanianniau and eavarian, by doubling the composition for injury ;

s was to bind and check, which is also demanded by the very object of the conjuring-spell; in striking harmony with this are the names of two norse valkyrs, mentioned together in stem. 45, hlock= ohg. hlancha, i.e, catena, and herfiotr= ohg. herifezzara, exercitum vinciens. but it must have been as much in their power to set free and help on, as to shackle and hamper. compounded with itis we have the female names itispuruc (meichelb. no. 162, itisburg (trad. fuld. schannat 181, idisburg (lacombl. no. 87, and itislant (graff 1, 159; which, like ililtipurc, sigipurc, sigilant (mb. 14, 362, are proper to such women of our olden time (see suppl^ 1 freolici; meowle= ides, cofl. exon. 479,2' weras and idesa' or 'eorlas and idesa' are contrasted, ibid. 176, 5. 432, 2* here the local meaning coinc


A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK SPELLS

red himself as a sacrifice each year with the cutting down of the corn, and was reborn at the mid-winter solstice, as the sun god. the neolithic period also saw the development of shrines to the triple goddess who became associated with the three phases of the moon: waxing, full and waning. the moon provided one of the earliest ways by which people calculated time. since its cycles coincided with the female menstrual cycle, which ceased for nine moons if a women was pregnant, the moon became linked with the mysteries first of birth, then of death as it waned, and finally with new life on the crescent. because the moon was reborn each month or, as it was thought, gave birth to her daughter each month, it was assumed that human existence followed the same pattern and that the full moon mirro

f the nineteenth century and were said to offer protection against drowning. for this reason, hot cross buns were hung from the roofs of coastal churches where their remains can still be seen. the old ways did not die quickly, however, and so for centuries the two religions co-existed as people gradually transferred their allegiance from the earth mother, or mother goddess, to the virgin mary and the female saints. the persecution of witches but in medieval times, two largely political issues brought about the persecution of witches, especially women. the religious emphasis on the sin of eve and the belief in the inferiority of women had existed since the time of st paul, but with the rise of an organised male medical profession, women healers who had acted as herbalists and midwives becam

r source energy of the ultimate feminine power or principle. all the named goddesses represent aspects of particular qualities of the goddess in different cultures. her consort is the horned god and his representative in the coven is the high priest. though each coven is autonomous, formal wicca follows a system of degrees of learning and does not permit self-initiation. the high priest initiates the female members and the high priestess the male. they celebrate eight sabbats, or seasonal celebrations. there are, however, numerous forms of wicca and of witchcraft, many of which draw on ancient traditions. for example, the feminist dianic wicca, founded in the 1970s, is spiritually descended from the nature religion of the italian witches who worshipped diana as the triple goddess of the mo

spect first-hand; it gave new meaning to the moon cycles of a woman, it allowed me to become the microcosm of the great earth mother as i watched my own body grow and give birth to a new life. it gave me the protective instinct of sekhmet [the lion-headed egyptian goddess of fertility, when i realised that i would fight to the death to protect my child. it showed me the true and profound power of the female body; to create and sustain life within the body, to bring forth that life and nurture it with a perfect food made by the body. all of these are precious gifts to me as they are all a reflection of my deepest spiritual belief and faith. when my daughter skye is older, i will share with her what i have learned. for now, we just walk in the forest or along the river and my partner jim and

ctices, either archangels or pillars of light may be visualised in the corners of the room to offer protection at a time when a person is opening then-psyche to the cosmos, to keep out all negativity, earthly or otherwise. but the greatest protection is a pure heart and pure intent, much harder to attain than learning any complex ritual. the goddess as focus many beliefs emphasise the polarity of the female/male, goddess/god and anima/animus energies. the bringing together of these two powers, the sacred marriage that is celebrated symbolically in the great rite of the union of earth and sky, is a ritual that permeates all cultures. in egyptian mythology, isis, the sister-wife of osiris, sought and reassembled his body after his murder and dismemberment by his brother seth. in this connect

very powerful and should only be invoked in their most positive aspects for the purpose of defending the weak and never for revenge or personal anger. experienced witches call on them only rarely and with the purest intent under the law of threefold return. the exception is bellona, who is a benevolent and effective focus for female power and courage. bellona bellona is the roman goddess of war, the female counterpart of mars whose chariot she drove into battle. she is especially good for women's assertiveness and self-confidence rituals. she carries a sword and wears a helmet. kali kali, the dark side of the hindu mother goddess, came into being when shiva, the husband of the mother goddess shakti, taunted her for her dark skin. in fury she carried out rituals until her skin became golde

egend, 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 the female energy or power of shiva. her name is also used for the wife of any hindu god. she is the mother goddess and, like shiva, creator and destroyer in her different aspects. shakti provides the energy that activates shiva's male divine power, and her life-giving force animates other gods in difficult tasks. although there are several other hindu female goddesses, they all form aspects of sh

ving king once more, but eternal king and judge of the underworld. osiris was also god of vegetation, the fertile, flooding nile and the corn, and so represented the annual dying of the land and rebirth with the flood. he is normally pictured as a man, bound in mummy wrappings. osiris is an important icon of the annual cycle of sacrifice and resurrection but, as with all the sacrifice gods, it is the female power that causes the resurrection. like other sacrificed and restored gods, osiris thereby represents the integration of animus and anima and sacred sex magick. he can be used in rituals for the balance of male/female energies or where the female in the high priestess role takes the lead. he is also good for any magick that relies on a cycle of regeneration following a natural ending

ny wish or astrological candle. begin in the north, with a green candle. green green is for earth and the north, midnight and winter. a green candle is placed at what would be the 12 o'clock position on a clock, aligned with magnetic or a symbolic north. earth is the element of order, both in nature and institutions such as the law, politics, finance, health and education. it also represents yin, the female, nurturing goddess aspect, mother earth, the home and family, as well as money and security, and is a good element to invoke when you have matters of property or money that need attention. it is also a focus for all rituals against famine, deforestation and land pollution and devastation through unwise industrialisation or building, and for caring for animals and their natural habitats

on, for rituals to invoke anima (female) power, for intuition and mysticism. it represents dreams, visions and a desire for fulfilment beyond the material world. in times of stress and sorrow, silver candles can remove negativity, promote inner stability and bring to the fore your hidden potential. silver candles are excellent for scrying, especially by the full moon, and for all magick involving the female life and for female fertility. silver candles are best used on a monday. gold gold is the colour of the sun and is associated with the solar deities, for example, the egyptian ra. in ancient greece, helios, the sun god, was worshipped each dawn as he emerged in the east and drove his chariot of winged horses around the sky before plunging into the ocean in the west at sunset. gold is po


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o-thing) and returns to it. the first cause is not an explosion like the so-called big bang, but the emergence of chaos and order. people often ask "how can satan be the exception to every rule, the dissonance in the universal, the rebel of the cosmos, the rock cast in the still pond and still represent nature's balance factor" simply put, satan, the male principle, is chaos personified. babalon, the female principle, is order personified. these principles combine, divide and subdivide as the universe expands. these divisions create primary forms which help the co-creators weave the fabric of the universe. the process is reminiscent of the way cells divide and multiply in our own bodies. during the contraction phase, the primary forms rejoin the source as the two principles begin to reconc


ALEISTER CROWLEY EIGHT LECTURES ON YOGA

at you must trust mercury, and yet that if you trust him you are certain to be deceived. i can only explain this, if at all, by pointing out that, since all truth is relative, all truth is falsehood. in one sense mercury is the great enemy; mercury is mind, and it is the mind that we have set out to conquer. 14. the last of the seven sacred planets is the moon. the moon represents the totality of the female part of us, the passive principle which is yet very different to that of venus, for the moon corresponds to the sun much as venus does to mars. she is more purely passive than venus, and although venus is so universal the moon is also universal in another sense. the moon is the highest and the lowest; the moon is the aspiration, the link of man and god; she is the supreme purity: isis t


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an, and has been used by societies as diverse as the dervishes in the middle east and the python dancers of africa, not to mention the round dances that were familiar to the gnostic christians, and the ones held every year in the past at chartres. the witches of today, however, while acknowledging the importance of the male element of telluric power, generally prefer to give the greater honour to the female principle, personified as the goddess. the goddess has also been worshipped all over the world, and under many names, but is still essentially the same goddess. that tiamat was undoubtedly female is to the point; and that the chinese as well as the sumerians perceived of two dragon currents, male and female, gives the researchers a more complex picture. the green dragon and the red drag

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

ent people of the world were conscious of an entity we might call the :author of all evil, the devil or satan, as evident in the sumerian creation epic and the rumoured existences of the cult of set of the egyptians, the more pressing concern was usually the exorcism of tiamat, she exists, somehow, just as the abyss exists and is perhaps indispensable to human life if we think of her as typifying the female quality of energy. although marduk was responsible for halving the monster from the sea, the sumerian tradition has it that the monster is not dead, but dreaming, asleep below the surface of the earth, strong, potent, dangerous, and very real. her powers can be tapped by the knowledgeable "who are skilful to rouse leviathan" although the christian religion has gone to great lengths to p


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or of his cruel sport. note (18) this chapter was written to clarify chi-epsilon-psiiota- delta of which it was the origin. frater perdurabo perceived this truth, or rather the first half of it, comedy, at breakfast at "au chien qui fume. book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 76 [79] 35 kappa-epsilon-phi-alpha-lambda-eta lambda-epsilon venus of milo life is as ugly and necessary as the female body. death is as beautiful and necessary as the male body. the soul is beyond male and female as it is beyond life and death. even as the lingam and the yoni are but diverse developments of one organ, so also are life and death but two phases of one state. so also the absolute and the conditioned are but forms of that. what do i love? there is no from, no being, to which i do not give

ke me, who will! book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 77 [80] commentary( lambda-epsilon) this chapter must be read in connection with chapters 1, 3, 4, 8, 15, 16, 18, 24, 28, 29. the last sentence of paragraph 4 also connects with the first paragraph of chapter 26. the title "venus of milo" is an argument in support of paragraphs 1 and 2, it being evident from this statement that the female body becomes beautiful in so far as it approximates to the male. the female is to be regarded as having been separated from the male, in order to reproduce the male in a superior form, the absolute, and the conditions forming the one absolute. in the last two paragraphs there is a justification of a practice which might be called sacred prostitution. in the common practice of meditation

the universe (n.b. frater p. wrote this chapter-61-while dining with friends, in about a minute and a half. that is how you must know the qabalah) note (28) oe= island, a common symbol of nibbana (29) vau-yod-aleph ain. vau-yod-ayin ayin (30) scil. of shiva (31) cf. bagh-i-muattar for all this symbolism (32) death= nun, the letter before o, means a fish, a symbol of christ, and also by its shape the female principle book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 130 [133] 62 kappa-epsilon-phi-alpha-lambda-eta xi-beta twig?(33) the phoenix hat a bell for sound; fire for sight; a knife for touch; two cakes, one for taste, the other for smell. he standeth before the altar of the universe at sunset, when earth-life fades. he summons the universe, and crowns it with magick light to repla


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h the last of the purely mental qualities. it identifies change with stability. pendant to this sixfold system is the number ten< the balance of the sephiroth: kether (1 "kether is in malkuth, and malkuth is in kether, but after another manner" chokmah (2) is yod of tetragrammaton, and therefore also unity. binah (3) is he of tetragrammaton, and therefore "the emperor" chesed (4) is daleth, venus the female. geburah (5) is the sephira of mars, the male. tiphereth (6) is the hexagram, harmonizing, and mediating between kether and malkuth. also it reflects kether "that which is above, is like that which is below, and that which is below, is like that which is above" netzach (7) and hod (8) balanced as in text. jesod (9) see text. malkuth (10) contains all the numbers> which includes the whol

f the feminine noun alh. a moment's investigation is sufficient to dissipate the illusion. the word masculine has no meaning except in relation to some feminine correlative. the word alim may in fact be considered as neuter. by a rather absurd convention, neuter objects are treated as feminine on account of their superficial resemblance in passivity and inertness with the unfertilized female. but the female produces life by the intervention of the male, while the neuter does so only when impregnated by spirit. thus we find the feminine ama, becoming aima<fertility, of bn, the son, through the operation of the phallic yod, while alim, the congress of dead elements, only fructifies by the brooding of spirit. this being so, how can we des

um, where the creative or reproductive force is primarily situated. qoph in the tarot is "the moon, a card suggesting illusion, yet shewing counterpartal forces operating in darkness, and the winged beetle or midnight sun in his bark travelling through the nadir. its yetziratic attribution is pisces, symbolic of the positive and negative currents of fluidic energy, the male ichthus or "pesce" and the female vesica, seeking respectively the anode and kathode. the number 100 is therefore a synthetic glyph of the subtle energies employed in creating the illusion, or reflection of reality, which we call manifested existence. the above are the principal considerations in the matter of aumgn. they should suffice to illustrate to the student the methods employed in the construction of the hierogl

hat didst create the earth and the heavens. 3. thee, that didst create the night and the day. 4. thee, that didst create the darkness and the light. 5. thou art asar un-nefer("myself made perfect: whom no man hath seen at any time. 6. thou art ia-besz("the truth in matter. 7. thou art ia-apophrasz("the truth in motion. 8. thou hast distinguished between the just and the unjust. 9. thou didst make the female and the male. 10. thou didst produce the seeds and the fruit. 11. thou didst form men to love one another, and to hate one another. section aa. 1. i am ankh- f- n- khonsu thy prophet, unto whom thou didst commit thy mysteries, the ceremonies of khem. 2. thou didst produce the moist and the dry, and that which nourisheth all created life. 3. hear thou me, for i am the angel of ptah- apo

(in view of the fact that the fundamental conception is beyond the normal categories of reason> ioel "hail, thou that art" kotha "thou hollow one" 269 athor-e-bal-o "thou goddess of beauty and love, whom satan, beholding, desireth" abraft "the fathers, male-female, desire thee (the conception is of earth, glowing, inhabited by a solar-phallic hippopotamus<<sacred to ahathoor. the idea is that of the female conceived as invulnerable, reposeful, of enormous swallowing capacity etc> of a venereal nature) hear me: and make all spirits subject unto me: so that every spirit of the firmament, and of the ether: upon the earth and under the earth: on dry land and in the water: of whirling air, and of rushing fire: and every spell and scourge of god may be obedient unto me. section f. spirit. hear


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e 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 that the method in every case is love, by which is meant the uniting of opposites as above stated, such as hydrogen and chlorine, sodium and oxygen, and so on. any reaction whatever, any phenomenon, is a phenomenon of "love, as you will understand when i come to explain to you the meanin

en, line (the first manifestation in nature of these two is th i yang, the sun, and the th i yin, the moon) this being a little large and loose, they doubled these lines, and obtained the four hsiang. they then took them three at a time, and got the eight kwa. these represent the development from the original oe s.b. cap "i" to the natural order of the elements. i shall call the male principle m, the female f. m.1- khien "heaven-father" f.1- khw n "earth-mother- m.2- loe the sun f.2- kh n the moon- m.3- k n fire f.3- tui water- magic without tears get any book for free on: www.abika.com 77 m.4- sun air f.4- k n earth- note how admirably they have preserved the idea of balance. m.1. and f.1. are perfection. m.2. and f.2. still keep balance in their lines. the four "elements" show imperfecti


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bject in the temple. each of these objects will then flame in the light of the lamp. this oil is like that which was in the widow's curse: it renews and multiplies itself miraculously; its perfume fills the whole temple; it is the soul of which the grosser perfume is the body. 67 the phial which contains the oil should be of clear rock crystal, and some magicians have fashioned it in the shape of the female breast, for that it is the true nourishment of all that lives. for this reason also it has been made of mother-of-pearl and stoppered with a ruby. 68 chapter vi the wand the magical will is in its essence twofold, for it presupposes a beginning and an end; to will to be a thing is to admit that you are not that thing. hence to will anything but the supreme thing, is to wander still furt


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urn it against men. it is able to hurt men; so also is the wise king; but he doth not. 3. when these powers((the spirits and the wise king) are in accord, their good will produceth the teh, endowing the people therewith. 66 chapter lxi the modesty of the teh. 1. a state becometh powerful when it resembleth a great river, deep-seated; to it tend all the small streams under heaven. 2. it is as with the female, that conquereth the male by her silence. silence is a form of gravity((it is not that there is any 'virtue' in humility; it is simply that all lines converge at the center of the web) 3. thus a great state attracteth small states by meeting their views, and small states attract the great state by revering its eminence. in the first case this silence gaineth supporters; in the second, f


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with that of the qabalah; the actual apparatus is simple, and five minutes is sufficient to obtain a fairly detailed answer to any but the most obscure questions. to mega therion the tao 1. tao concentrateth itself upon kether as a point. 2. tao directeth itself within chokmah and becometh the male force. he is called yang, and is symbolized by a solid line. 3. tao expandeth in binah and becometh the female force. she is called yin, and is symbolized by a broken line. 4. these three: tao, yang and yin, bring forth heaven and earth, and all contained therein. the apparatus 0. tao is the source of the yi king, as of all. 1. thou shalt obtain 6 chinese coins. five shall be of one metal and the sixth of another. one side ye shall call yang, and the other yin (heads and tails. 2. these coins sh


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:8. he is the first letter of the alphabet, aleph, whose number is one, and his card in the tarot is the fool, numbered zero. aleph is attributed to the "element (in the old classification of things) of air. now as "one" or aleph he represents the male principle, the first cause, and the free breath of life, the sound of the vowel a being made with the open throat and mouth. as zero he represents the female principle, the fertile mother (an old name for the card is mat, from the italian 'matto, fool, but earlier also from maut, the egyptian vulture-mother-goddess. fertile, for the 'egg of blue' is the uterus, and in the macrocosm the body of nuith, and it contains the unborn babe, helpless yet protected and nourished against the crocodiles and tigers shown on the card, just as the womb is


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out a thing we none of us knew. to help our deduction about redemption, too, we find hdj, to brighten or make glad. we also work in another way. i is the straight line or central pillar of the temple of life; also it stands for unity, and for the generative force. a is the pentagram, which means the will of man working redemption. o is the circle from which everything came, also nothingness, and the female, who absorbs the male. the progress of the name shows then the way from life to nirvana by means of the will: and is a hieroglyph of the great work. 30 published as sepher sephiroth in equinox i (8. liber lviii 18 look at all our meanings! every one of them shows that the name, if it has any power at all, and that we must try, has the power to redeem us from the love of life which is th

777 and other classical books of reference. note especially y+ hy+ why+ hwhy= 72.42 41 67= yz, zayin in full, the first of the paths connecting tiphareth with the supernals t.s. 42 i.e, writing out the tetragrammaton as a tetrakys, or in wing form, gives 72 t.s. liber lviii 29 73. hmkj, wisdom. also lmg, gimel, the path uniting kether and tiphereth. but gimel, the priestess of the silver star, is the female hierophant, the moon; and chokmah is the logos, or male initiator. see liber 418 for more information on these points, though rather from the standpoint of part ii. 78. alzm, the influence from kether. the number of the cards of the tarot, and of the 13 paths of the beard of macroprosopus.43 also sawya, the messenger.44 see part ii. 80. the number of p, the lightning-struck tower of the

lair. 777. useful in a similar way, as affirming that the unity is the qliphoth. but a dangerous tool, especially as it represents the flaming sword that drove man out of eden. a burnt child dreads the fire. the devils also believe, and tremble. worse than useless unless you have it by the hilt. also 777 is the grand scale of 7, and this is useless to anyone who has not yet awakened the kundalin, the female magical soul. note 7 as the meeting-place of 3, the mother, and 10, the daughter; whence netzach is the woman, married but no more. 800. useful only in 5= 6 symbolism, q.v. 888. the grand scale of 8. in greek numeration therefore ihsous the redeemer, connecting with 6 because of its 6 letters. this links greek and hebrew symbolism; but remember that the mystic iesous and yeheshua have n


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o find out a thing we none of us knew. to help our deduction about redemption, too, we find hb:heh hb:dalet hb:heh weh note: sic, should be: hb:heh hb:dalet hb:chet, to brighten or make glad. we also work in another way. i is the straight line or central pillar of the temple of life; also it stands for unity, and for the generative force. a circle from which everything came, also nothingness, and the female, who absorbs the male. the progress of the name shows then the way from life to nirvana by means of the will: and is a hieroglyph of the great work. look at all our meanings! every one shows that the name, if it has any power at all, and that we must try, has the power to redeem us from the love of life which is the cause of life, by its masculine whirlings, and to gladden us and to bei

rin and the precepts of the law. the divine 7 in its most material aspect. 72. chsd, mercy. the number of the shemhamphorasch, as if affirming god as merciful. for details of shemhamphorasch, see 777 and other classical books of reference. note especially i+ ih+ ihv_ ihvh= 72. 73. chkmh, wisdom. also gml, gimel, the path unitingkether and tiphereth. but gimel "the priestess of the silver star" is the female hierophant, the moon; and chokmah is the logos, or male initiator. see liber 418 for much information on these points, though rather from the standpoint of part ii. 78. mzla, the influence from kether. the number of the cards of the tarot, and of the 13 paths of the beard of macroprosopus. note 78= 13 x 6. also aivas, the messenger. see part ii. 80. the number of hb:peh, the "lightning

air. 777. useful in a similar way, as affirming that the unity is the qliphoth. but a dangerous tool, especially as it represents the flaming sword that drove man out of eden. a burnt child dreads the fire "the devils also believe, and tremble" worse than useless unless you have it by the hilt. also 777 is the grand scale of 7, and this is useless to anyone who has not yet awakened the kundalini, the female magical soul. note 7 as the meeting-place of 3, the mother, and 10, the daughter; whence netzach is the woman, married but no more. 800. useful only in 5= 6 symbolism, p.v. 888. the grad scale of 8. in greek numeration therefore iota eta sigma omicron upsilon sigma the redeemer, connecting with 6 because of its 6 letters. this links greek and hebrew symbolism; but remember that the myst


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-7 cwt. 2818. 2446. 2883 value. rs. 12,13,860. rs. 18,39,960. rs. 22,90,560 small quantities of charas are made, chiefly for local consumption, in the himalayan districts of nepal, kumaon, and garhwal, and in baluchistan. samples of baluchistan charas made in the sarawan division of the kalat state have been sent to the indian museum by mr. hughes-buller. the following is the mode of preparation "the female 'bhang' plants are reaped when they are waist high and charged with seed. the leaves and seeds are separated and half dried. they are then spread on a carpet made of goat's hair, another carpet is spread over them and slightly rubbed. the dust containing the narcotic principle falls off, and the leaves, etc, are removed to another carpet and again rubbed. the first dust is the best qual


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cle. her arms are posed as though to hold up a ceiling level with her crown. to the left of the male on the lower cross arm is hb:heh hb:resh hb:vau hb:mem, to the left is air hb:lamed hb:qof hb:dalet hb:heh. the words "the tree of life" cross either side of the male's heart in space off the lower arm of the cross. the words "the knowledge of good" are similarly situated in space at the height of the female's crown. the words "the tree of knowledge of good and evil" extend in space across and just below the bases of the pillars. foliage extends about the base of the cross: four tendrils arch upward to left and three to right, six leaves each, topped by moon mercury venus sun mars jupiter saturn in order from left to right. a similar spray extends in arches downward, three to left and four

er pair to the right. left to right these are: bull(hb:heh, man(hb:vau, eagle(hb:heh) and lion(hb:yod. all these face left. the cross arm is bare, except for the serpent described below. the lower arm is obscured by drawings: top to bottom; a circle, a male head and torso leaning forward with arms hanging, a circle, a female head and arms clasping the next element to be described. in the hands of the female figure there is a large ringed circle. this circle contains the smaller circles described in diagram #27. beginning with tail at the intersection point of the cross, an eight headed serpent loops the female figure in the lower third of the drawing. the tail continues clockwise around the lower circle, and stands out to the left to form the vertical body of the serpent. from this body ei


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f discord, jealous of my authority, though clamorous for my teaching, the so-called mr. and mrs. horos and a mrs. rose adams, who said she was a doctor of medicine, came to me in paris in the beginning of last year (1900) with an introduction from an acquaintance of good social standing. at this time my name was well known here in connection with lectures on ancient egyptian religious ceremonies. the female prisoner stated that they had come with the intention of aiding me in this, and she professed to be an influential member of the theosophical society, and also of my own order, giving me the secret name58 of a person of high occult rank in it, who had been reported to be dead some years before. i have yet to learn how, when, where and from whom she obtained the knowledge of that order


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eas "all applications should be sent to" sri parananda paramahamsa, c/o "the equinox "the photograph in this number of "the equinox" is by the" dover street studios 38 dover street, mayfair. important new books published by r. fisher unwin. after death_ what? spiritistic phenomena and their interpretation. by cesare lombroso, alienist professor of psychiatry in the university of turin, author of "the female offender "the man of genius" etc. second impression. illustrated. demy 8vo, cloth, 10/-net; post free 10/5. psychotherapeutics. a symposium. by morton prince, m.d, professor of diseases of the nervous system, tufts college medical school. frederic h. gerrish, m.d. professor of surgery, bowdoin college. james j. putnam, m.d, professor of neurology, harvard medical school. e.w.taylor, m.d


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d, whose skin was velvet. as a whole, she was very manly in her life, speech and 34 habit. she dressed often as a man; and, one day, riding by lionel's cottage, she noticed the thin-armed youth whose eyes were big and haloed. their eyes met; she smiled, he trembled. both were pleased. the next day rose and brought them again together. a formal introduction followed. mary the male conquered lionel the female. thereafter, the "cheval hongre" lost his nickname. nor did he give any widow the chance of horse-whipping him again. xviii the moon they were very happy; he learnt the joy of health and the ineffable delectation of surrender; she the thrilling pain-pleasure of possession. here, she, being the heroine of our tale, passes out of it. they are very happy. man and woman. the complete being


ALEX SANDERS THE KING OF THE WITCHES

ame pointing upwards, while she says 'hear ye, mighty ones of the watchtowers, x [giving his name] has been consecrated a priest of the goddess' they all sit in a circle, the initiate beside the high priest in the place of honour. the high priest, on his knees, is given a cup of wine by the high priestess who then plunges her athame into it and says 'as the athame is to the male, so the cup is to the female, and when they are joined they become one in truth' they partake of the cakes and wine-communion with their god-and the ceremony ends. the ritual by which a first-grade witch becomes a secondgrader lasts several hours during which each member of the coven enacts part of a mystery play which tells the history of witchcraft from its earliest days. before the initiate can present himself f


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but at a sabbat the great rite comes first. notes l from the witches' way by the farrars. wine blessing follows: working part of esbat circle (any worship circle) hps stands in god position before altar. hp fills a chalice with red wine and offers it up to her from his knees. hps takes athame between her palms and holds it above the chalice. hp: as the athame is to the male, hps: so the cup is to the female; both: and conjoined they bring blessedness. laying athame aside, hps accepts cup of hp (kiss, sips and returns it to him (kiss) who also sips and arises to pass it to a woman (kiss) to sip and hence from woman to man (kiss) and man to woman (kiss) about the circle. if more work is to be done, the cup makes the round but once and is returned to the altar, else it is replaced in the cent


ALICE A BAILEY04 A TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE

symbolising the union of fire and water; below this sign is found a hieroglyphic which may not be given as it gives the clue to the earth sign, and the keynote of the physical body of the planetary logos. law 7. this symbol takes the form of a male and female figure standing back to back, the male figure holding above his head what looks like a shield or tray of silver, a great reflector, whilst the female figure holds aloft an urn full of oil. below this sign is another hieroglyphic which contains the secret of the astral plane, which has to be dominated by the mental. these seven laws can be worked out along the line of correspondences. it will be found that the energy of any particular centre and that of any one law can be brought into line with each other. 3. the twenty-two methods of


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

aspirants in the early stages, sex does constitute a fundamental problem. esoterically, however, it is in libra that the whole question comes up and will increasingly come up for answering, and it is in libra that the balancing of the pairs of opposites must take place and reach solution through the activity of the judicial mind and the establishing of a point of equilibrium between the male and the female principles. this again (for it is a piece of recurrent symbology) is the problem existing basically between the sheep and the goats, between negative and positive, and between those who blindly follow either instinct or custom and those who climb freely where they choose- 139- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust and are self-directed i

itiation (s.d. iii. 141) note: all the travels of all the heroes of antiquity through the signs of the sun and the heavens. are in each individual case, the personification of the sufferings, triumphs, and miracles of an adept before and after initiation. 5. the signs of the zodiac: each a double sign in ancient astrological magic namely: it was taurus-eve; and scorpio was mars-lupa, or mars with the female wolf. so as these signs were opposites of each other, yet met in the centre they are connected (s.d. iii. 154) references in a treatise on cosmic fire. 6 "until the mystery of the great bear is revealed and is known as it is, and until the influence of pleiades is comprehended, and the true significance of the cosmic triangle formed by 1. the seven rishis of the great bear, 2. the seven


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ity that we can trace much of the difficulty inherent in the use and the misuse of the sex urge. instead of man being governed by the cyclic manifestation of the sex impulse, and his life, therefore, being ruled by a definite rhythm, there exists at this time no such- 54- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iv: esoteric healing copyright 1998 lucis trust thing, except in the cycles through which the female passes, and little attention is paid to these. the male, however, is not governed by any such cycles, and has broken in also on the rhythm to which the female body should be subordinated, and which rightly understood would determine the use of the sex relationship, including naturally the male impulse also. this failure to live by the law of periodicity and to subordinate the appetites


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d, the sum total of all forms, the sum total of all states of consciousness, and the energizing life. sex, that life in operation, attracting spirit and matter and instituting the interplay between the objective and the subjective and between the exoteric and the esoteric. sex, desire, attraction, the instinctive urge to creation, the pull of the soul, the urge to divinity, desire of the male for the female, the lure of matter for spirit: all these phrases can be piled up to express some of the activities of sex in its various relations. law, the thought-impelled response of god to form; the habits instituted by the timeless interplay between the polar opposites which have been recognized by humanity as the inevitable laws of nature; the imposition [43] of the will of god and the impress o


APOCRYPHON OF JOHN

nd the chief archon wanted to bring her out of his rib. but the epinoia of the light cannot be grasped. although darkness pursued her, it did not catch her. and he brought a part of his power out of him. and he made another creature, in the form of a woman, according to the likeness of the epinoia which had appeared to him. and he brought the part which he had taken from the power of the man into the female creature, and not as moses said 'his rib-bone "and he (adam) saw the woman beside him. and in that moment the luminous epinoia appeared, and she lifted the veil which lay over his mind. and he became sober from the drunkenness of darkness. and he recognized his counter-image, and he said 'this is indeed bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh' therefore the man will leave his father and


ARADIA GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES

ow 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 history there is a period of radical intellectual rebellion against long-established conservatism,hierarchy, and the like, there is always an effort to regard woman as the fully equal, which meansthe superior sex. thus in the extraordinary war of conflicting elements, strange schools of sorcery,neo-platonism, cabala, heretic christianity, gnost

laughs to hear them as they rage afar. c. g. leland.the following story does not belong to the gospel of the witches, but i add it as it confirms the factthat the worship of dianaexisted for a long time contemporary with christianity. its full title in theoriginal ms, which was written out by maddalena, after hearing it from a man who was a native ofvolterra, is la pellegrina della casa al vento the female pilgrim of the house of the wind. itmay be added that, as the tale declares, the house in question is still standing.there is a peasants house at the beginning of the hill or ascent leading to volterra, and it is calledthe house of the wind. near it there once stood a small palace, wherein dwelt a married couple,who had but one child, a daughter, whom they adored. truly if the child had

estsor penitents, or the vast number who have a superstitious fear of even being in the same house withsuch documents, so that i regard the rescue of the vangeloas something which is to say the leastremarkable. page 4 for brief explanation i may say that witchcraft is known to its votaries as la vecchia religione, or theold religion, of which diana is the goddess, her daughter aradia(or herodias) the female messiah,and that this little work sets forth how the latter was born, came down to earth, established witchesand witchcraft, and then returned to heaven. with it are given the ceremonies and invocations orincantations to be addressed to dianaand aradia, the exorcism of cain, and the spells of the holy-stone, rue, and verbena, constituting, as the text declares, the regular church-servic


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ed in off the walworth road and into his studio for a sitting. all of his portraits of actors and tramps and faerie folk resonate with a strong sense of his london roots. his use of coloured auras, halos, symbols and sigils add up to create an enhanced style of portraiture that he called glyphographs. spare s women are always powerful in a way that strongly links them to the fin de siecle cult of the female in an artistic vision that flows from the sumptuous art nouveau forms through to the streamlined art deco ideal of the feminine. he is subtle and sensitive in his handling of all human and non-human forms, but it is to women that he gives the most ravishing attention. his female forms possess strength and sensuality, and a mystery that is both beautiful and intoxicating. and he paints t


BASIL VALENTINE TWELVE KEYS

im as his wife. of the two was born an incombustible oil; for mercury became so proud that he hardly knew himself. he put twelve keys of basil valentine 17 of 95 forth eagle feathers, and devoured the slippery tail, of the dragon, and challenged mars to battle. then mars summoned his horsemen, and bade them enclose mercury in prison under the ward of vulcan, until he should be liberated by one of the female sex. when this became known, the other planets assembled and held a deliberation on the question, what would be the best and wisest course to adopt. when they were met together, saturn first came forward, and delivered himself as follows: i, saturn, the greatest of the planets in the firmament, declare here before you all, that i am the meanest and most unprofitable of all that are here

hers after me to write about the wonderful things of nature, which by the foolish are looked upon as unnatural. for they do not understand that all things twelve keys of basil valentine 43 of 95 are ultimately traceable to supernatural causes, but nevertheless are, in this present state of the world, subject to natural conditions. twelve keys of basil valentine 44 of 95 sixth key the male without the female is looked upon as only half a body, nor can the female without the male be regarded as more complete for neither can bring forth fruit so long as it remains alone. but if the two be conjugally united, there is a perfect body, and their seed is placed in a condition in which it can yield increase. if too much seed be cast into the field, the plants impede each other s growth, and there c

d. the old body may also receive back its former colour through the love of alluring venus, from whose blood it, in the first instance, derived its origin. but observe, likewise, that the spirit of salt also destroys the moon, and reduces it to a spiritual essence, according to my teaching, out of which the potable moon may be prepared. this spirit of the moon belongs to the spirit of the sun, as the female answers to the male, by the copulation or conjunction of the spirit of mercury or its oil. the spirit lies hid in mercury, the colour you must seek in sulphur, and their coagulation in salt; then you have three things which together are capable of once more generating a perfect thing. the spirit is fermented in the gold with its own proper oil; the twelve keys of basil valentine 80 of 9


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

rger 2005, pp. 136-138. 160 see de nebesky-wojkowitz 1998, pp. 418, 435; and havnevik 2002, p. 272. 115 horses of my master but left one for my lady-love; the spirit of the las dpon [foreman, who once served the bde legs rabs ldan [delek rapden] family of shigatse, always complains about the heavy grain-tax which had been collected at his time, etc.161 hanna havnevik describes a scenario in which the female oracle lobsang tsedr n channeled a male hero spirit and accordingly dressed, walked, and drank beer like a man; she never drank beer in any other circumstance. patrons claim that, once out of the trance, nobody could smell beer on her breath.162 supernatural qualities are a significant attribute of the trance state and help further the authenticity and sacred activity that surrounds the

movements that grow steadily exaggerated. the face assumes a dark red color, and assistants to the oracle place the heavy helmet upon his head, tying it tightly to his chin with belts attached to the helmet. assistants are available during the entirety of the ceremony to help dress the oracle, hold him up, and to catch him when he collapses at the end of the trance.177 havnevik explains that, for the female state oracle, lobsang tsedr n, her own husband was her assistant during trances.178 when the assistants step back and the oracle bears the helmet alone, the deity is believed to have descended fully (figures 39 and 40. diverse explanations exist for where exactly the deity comes from to possess the oracle. for de nebesky-wojkowitz, the answer most commonly provided is that the deity ori

tual texts request of deities for the benefit of lay and monastic patrons alike. when individuals request the services of an oracle, there is also an expected fee or donation to the monastery with which the oracle is affiliated.242 these same oracles, particularly those associated with monastic institutions, are also used by monasteries to resolve interinstitutional strife. havnevik explains that the female state oracle came into existence due to disputes between the monks at the two geluk monasteries of sera and drepung. to quell this infighting, assistance from the local protector deities was needed. this oracle tradition pacified the disputes through the advice of the deity given through the oracle.243 239 see de nebesky-wojkowitz 1998, p. 449. 240 dreyfus 1998, p. 261. 241 see heller 2


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le supply, and gives one-third of it to the earth. therefore the two are called 'twin-sisters' but the spirit of the earth is subservient to the 'lord' of sukra. our wise men represent the two globes, one over, the other under the double sign (the primeval svastica bereft of its four arms, or the cross[[diagram* the "double sign" is, as every student of occultism knows, the symbol of the male and the female principles in nature, of the positive and the negative, for the svastica or[[diagram] is all that and much more. all antiquity, ever since the birth of astronomy- imparted to the fourth race by one of its divine kings of the divine dynasty- and[[footnote(s* science teaches that venus receives from the sun twice as much light and heat as the earth. thus the planet, precursor of the dawn

le in the square and the synthesizing point in the interlaced double triangles. this for the world of the archetypes. the phenomenal world receives its culmination and the reflex of all in man. therefore he is the mystic square- in his metaphysical aspect- the tetraktis; and becomes the cubeon the creative plain. his symbol is the cube unfolded* and 6 becoming 7, or the[[diagram] three crossways (the female) and four vertically; and this is man, the culmination of the deity on earth, whose body is the cross of flesh, on, through, and in which he is ever crucifying and putting to death the divine logos or his higher self "the universe" says every philosophy and cosmogony "hath a ruler (rulers collectively) set over it, which is called the word (logos; the fabricating spirit is its queen: wh

ovah. the light of alhim belongs to the world in general, in its allness and general fulness, but the light of jehovah is that pertaining to the chiefest production, man, whom this light penetrated and made" the author of the "source of measures" pertinently refers the reader to inman's "ancient faiths embodied in ancient names" vol. ii, p. 648. there, an engraving of "the vesica piscis, mary and the female emblem, copied from a rosary of the blessed virgin. printed at venice, 1542" and therefore, as inman remarks "with a license from the inquisition, consequently orthodox" will show the reader what the latin church understood by this "penetrating power of light and its effects" how sadly disfigured- applied as they were to the grossest anthropomorphic conceptions- have become, under chris

w regarded as the nephilim, the fallen angels, and several angels in human form, the "messengers" of the jewish god, whose own rank needs a closer analysis than heretofore given (vide supra, stanza i, sub-sections 2, 3, et seq, where it is shown that the early akkadians called ea, wisdom, that which was disfigured by the later chaldees and semites into tismat, tisalat and the thallath of berosus, the female sea dragon, now satan) truly "how art thou fallen (by the hand of man, o bright star and son of the morning! now what do the babylonian accounts of "creation" as found on the assyrian fragments of tiles, tell us; those very accounts upon which the pharisees built their angelology? but compare mr. g. smith's "assyrian discoveries" p. 398, and his "chaldean account of genesis" p. 107. the

ed. the waters had separated and the process was started. it was the beginning of a new life. this is what one key divulges to us. another key teaches the origin of water, its admixture with fire (liquid fire it calls it* and enters upon an alchemical description of the progeny of the two- solid matter such as minerals and earths. from the "waters of space" the progeny of the male spirit-fire and the female (gaseous) water has become the oceanic expanse on earth. varuna is dragged down from the infinite space, to reign as neptune over the finite seas. as always, the popular fancy is found to be based on a strictly scientific foundation. water is the symbol of the female element everywhere; mater, from which the letter m, is derived pictorially from[[diagram] a water hieroglyph. it is the u

rosus (alexander polyhistor) and the hideous beings born from the two-fold principle (earth and water) in the abyss of primordial creation: neras (centaurs, men with the limbs of horses and human bodies, and kimnaras (men with the heads of horses) created by brahma in the commencement of the kalpa* see commentary following sloka 18[[vol. 2, page] 66 the secret doctrine. in its cosmic aspect only, the female generative principle, as the sun is the male emblem thereof. water is the progeny of the moon, an androgyne deity with every nation. evolution proceeds on the laws of analogy in kosmos as in the formation of the smallest globe. thus the above, applying to the modus operandi at the time when the universe was appearing, applies also in the case of our earth's formation. this stanza opens

l disquisitions is simply this: worlds and men were in turn formed and destroyed, under the law of evolution and from pre-existing material, until both the planets and their men, in our case our earth and its animal and human races, became what they are now in the present cycle: opposite polar forces, an equilibrized compound of spirit and matter, of the positive and the negative, of the male and the female. before man could become male and female physically, his prototype, the creating elohim, had to arrange his form on this sexual plane astrally. that is to say, the atoms and the organic forces, descending into the plane of the given differentiation, had to be marshalled in the order intended by nature, so as to be ever carrying out, in an immaculate way, that law which the kabala calls

her begetting it, procreating it, or dying "they passed by together" as it is written "and he died and another reigned in his stead (genesis xxvi. 31 et seq. zohar iii, 292a. why? because "the holy city had not been prepared" and what is the "holy city? the maquom (the secret place or the shrine) on earth: in other words, the human womb, the microcosmic copy and reflection of the heavenly matrix, the female space or primeval chaos, in which the male spirit fecundates the germ of the son, or the visible universe* so much so, that in the paragraph on "the emanation of the male and female principles" in the zohar[[footnote(s* vide "the holy of holies: its esoteric meaning" in part io of this volume[[vol. 2, page] 85 the son of yah (ibid, it is said that, on this earth, the wisdom from the "ho

idea of this part (of the rebellion, he says "was that the wars with the powers of evil preceded the creation; i now think it followed the account of the fall (chaldean account of genesis, p. 92. in this work mr. george smith gives an engraving, from an early babylonian cylinder, of the sacred tree, the serpent, man and woman. the tree has seven branches: three on the man's side, four on that of the female. these branches are typical of the seven root-races, in the third of which, at its very close, occurred the separation of the sexes and the so-called fall into generation. the three earliest races were sexless, then hermaphrodite; the other four, male and female, as distinct from each other "the dragon" says mr. g. smith "which in the chaldean account of the creation leads man to sin, i

dragon" says mr. g. smith "which in the chaldean account of the creation leads man to sin, is the creation of tiamat, the living principle of the sea, or chaos. which was opposed to the deities at the creation of the world" this is an error. the dragon is the male principle, or phallus, personified, or rather animalized; and tiamat "the embodiment of the spirit of chaos" of the deep, or abyss, is the female principle, the womb. the "spirit of chaos and disorder" refers to the mental perturbation which it led to. it is the sensual, attractive, magnetic principle which fascinates and seduces, the ever living active element which throws the whole world into disorder, chaos, and sin. the serpent seduces the woman, but it is the latter who seduces man, and both are included in the karmic curse


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t. 108 the correlation of the "gods. 113 evolution of the "principles" of nature. 119 the mystery of the fire. 121 the secret of the elements. 123 the square of the tabernacle. 125 the planetary spirits and the lipika. 129 the ring "pass not. 130 the sidereal book of life. 131 the soul's pilgrimage and its "rest. 134- stanza vi- our world, its growth and development. 136 the logos. 136 mystery of the female logos. 137[[vol. 1, page] xi contents. page. the seven layu centres. 138 the "elementary germs. 139 the evolution of the elements. 140 the building of the worlds. 145 a neutral centre. 147 "dead" planets- the moon. 149- theosophical misconceptions. 152 the planetary divisions and the human principles. 153 the moon. 155 transmigrations of the ego. 159 the septenary chain. 161 relation of

e god of human dogma and his humanized "word" in his infinite conceit and inherent pride and vanity, man shaped it himself with his sacrilegious hand out of the material he found in his own small brain-fabric, and forced it upon mankind as a direct revelation from the one unrevealed space* the occultist[[footnote(s* see manu's account of brahma separating his body into male and female, the latter the female vach, in whom he creates viraj, and compare this with the esotericism of chapters ii, iii, and iv. of genesis* occultism is indeed in the air at the close of this our century. among many other works recently published, we would recommend one especially to students of theoretical occultism who would not venture beyond the realm of our special human plane. it is called "new aspects of lif

ne yet still finite beings, the manifested lives, never from the unmanifestable one life; from those entities, called primordial man, dhyani-buddhas, or dhyan-chohans, the "rishi-prajapati" of the hindus, the elohim or "sons of god" the planetary spirits of all nations, who have become gods for men. he also regards the adi-sakti- the direct emanation of mulaprakriti, the eternal root of that, and the female aspect of the creative cause brahma, in her a'kasic form of the universal soul- as philosophically a maya, and cause of human maya. but this view does not prevent him from believing in its existence so long as it lasts, to wit, for one mahamanvantara; nor from applying akasa, the radiation of mulaprakriti* to practical purposes, connected as the world-soul is with all natural phenomena

number seven" says the kabala "is the great number of the divine mysteries" number ten is that of all human knowledge (pythagorean decade; 1,000 is the number ten to the third power, and therefore the number 7,000 is also symbolical. in the secret doctrine the figure and number 4 are the male symbol only on the highest plane of abstraction; on the plane of matter the 3 is the masculine and the 4 the female: the upright and the horizontal in the fourth stage of symbolism, when the symbols became the glyphs of the generative powers on the physical plane- stanza i- continued. 2. time was not, for it lay asleep in the infinite bosom of duration (a[[footnote(s* it is stated in book ii, ch. viii, of vishnu purana "by immortality is meant existence to the end of the kalpa" and wilson, the transl

secret doctrine. measure, and this is obtained in this way, viz: 113 x 5= 565, and the value 565 can be placed under the form of expression 56.5 x 10= 565. here the man-number 113 becomes a factor of 56.5 x 10, and the (kabalistic) reading of this last numbered expression is jod, he, vau, he, or jehovah. the expansion of 565 into 56.5 x 10 is purposed to show the emanation of the male (jod) from the female (eva) principle; or, so to speak, the birth of a male element from an immaculate source, in other words, an immaculate conception" thus is repeated on earth the mystery enacted, according to the seers, on the divine plane. the "son" of the immaculate celestial virgin (or the undifferentiated cosmic protyle, matter in its infinitude) is born again on earth as the son of the terrestrial e

e the "germ" the idea of the "breath" of darkness moving over "the slumbering waters of life" which is primordial matter with the latent spirit in it, recalls the first chapter of genesis. its original is the brahminical narayana (the mover on the waters, who is the personification of the eternal breath of the unconscious all (or parabrahm) of the eastern occultists. the waters of life, or chaos- the female principle in symbolism- are the vacuum (to our mental sight) in which lie the latent spirit and matter. this it was that made democritus assert, after his instructor leucippus, that the primordial principles of all were atoms and a vacuum, in the sense of space, but not of empty space, as "nature abhors a vacuum" according to the peripatetics, and every ancient philosopher. in all cosmo

eph[[hebrew, a, forms the conclusion of the first word hoa, and the commencement of atah and ani, as if it were the connecting link between them. but[[hebrew] is the symbol of the unity and consequently of the unvarying idea of the divine operating through all these. but behind the[[hebrew] in the name hoa are the letters[[hebrew] and[[hebrew, the symbols of the numbers six and five, the male and the female, the hexagram and the pentagram. and the numbers of these three words, hoa atah ani, are 12, 406, and 61, which are resumed in the key numbers of 3, 10, and 7, by the qabalah of the nine chambers, which is a form of the exegetical rule of temura" it is useless to attempt to explain the mystery in full. materialists and the men of modern science will never understand it, since, in order[

footnote continued on next page[[vol. 1, page] 81 primeval differentiations. self-existent, and penetrating into the mundane egg, it emerges from it at the end of the divine incubation as brahma or prajapati, a progenitor of the future universe into which he expands. he is purusha (spirit, but he is also prakriti (matter. therefore it is only after separating himself into two halves- brahma-vach (the female) and brahma-viraj (the male, that the prajapati becomes the male brahma- stanza iii- continued. 9. light is cold flame, and flame is fire, and the fire produces heat, which yields water, the water of life in the great mother (chaos (a (a) it must be remembered that the words "light "fire" and "flame" used in the stanzas have been adopted by the translators thereof from the vocabulary of

" surely the esoteric meaning of the sentence is clear enough. in the rig veda it is said "that, the one lord of all beings. the one animating principle of gods and man" arose, in the beginning, in the golden womb, hiranyagarbha- which is the mundane egg or sphere of our universe. that being is surely androgynous, and the allegory of brahma separating into two and recreating in one of his halves (the female vach) himself as viraj, is a proof of it "the one from the egg, the six and the five" give the number 1065, the value of the first-born (later on the male and female brahma-prajapati, who answers to the numbers 7, and 14, and 21 respectively. the prajapati are, like the sephiroth, only seven, including the[[footnote(s* the 4, represented in the occult numerals by the tetraktis, the sacr

sons, having called forth from the lower abyss (chaos) the illusive form of sien-tchan (our universe) and the seven elements (a) the mother of mercy and knowledge is called "the triple" of kwan-shai-yin because in her correlations, metaphysical and cosmical, she is the "mother, the wife and the daughter" of the logos, just as in the later theological translations she became "the father, son and (the female) holy ghost- the sakti or energy- the essence of the three. thus in the esotericism of the vedantins, daiviprakriti, the light manifested through eswara, the logos* is at one and the same time the mother and also the daughter of the logos or verbum of parabrahmam; while in that of the trans-himalayan teachings it is- in the hierarchy of allegorical and metaphysical theogony "the mother"


BLUE EQUINOX

as the ripe mango fruit: as soft and sweet as its bright golden pulp for others. woes, as hard as that fruit.s stone for thine own throes and sorrows, o conqueror of weal and woe. more trouble, more poetic image, more apparent sentimentality. its true interpretation is to be found in the old symbolism of this rearrange of chiah and neschamah. chiah is the male, proof against seduction; neschamah the female that overcomes by weakness. but in actual practice the meaning may be explained thus,.you yourself have conquered, you have become perfectly indifferent, perfectly energetic, perfectly creative, but, having united yourself to the universe, you become acutely conscious that your own fortunate condition is not shared by that which you now are. it is then that the adept turns his face down


BOOK OF PLEASURE

hing, wherefore the necessity of imagining we are not? be ye mystic. others believe in prayer. have not all yet learnt, that to ask it to be denied? let it be the root of your gospel. oh, ye who are living other peoples lives! unless desire is subconscious, it is not fulfilled, no, not in this life. then verily sleep is better than prayer. quiescence is hidden desire, a form of "not asking; by it the female obtains much from man. utilize prayer (if you must pray) as a means of exhaustion, and by that you will obtain your desire. some do much to show the similarity of different religions; certainly by it i prove the possibility of a fundamental illusion, but that they never realise-or this ukase they are the mockery, for how much they regret! they suffer more conflict than the unenlightened


BUCKLAND RAYMOND COMPLETE BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT

r intermediaries. different traditions use different names, as already mentioned. these are the names used for the "understandable forms" of the supreme power; the ultimate deity. they are the deities honored and worshipped in the witchcraft rites. the god and goddess of witchcraft a general complaint about christianity by witches is that there is the worship of the male deity to the exclusion of the female. in fact this is one of the main reasons for people (women especially) leaving christianity and returning to the old religion. and yet it's a strange paradox that many if not the majority of witchcraft traditions are guilty of this same crime of christianity, if in reverse. they laud the goddess to the near, or even total, exclusion of the god! witchcraft is a religion of nature, as any

er) is in the goblet cakes and ale one covener is responsible for keeping the goblet filled. at the start of this rite he fills it and says: covener "now is the time for us to give thanks to the gods for that which sustains us" priest "so be it. may we ever be aware of all that we owe to the gods" priestess calls two coveners by name, one male and one female. they come and stand before the altar. the female takes the goblet in both hands and holds it between her breasts. the male takes his athame and holds the handle between his two palms, with the blade pointing down. he slowly lowers the point into the wine, with the words: male "in like fashion may male join with female, covener: for the happiness of both" female "let the fruits of union promote life. let covener: all be fruitful and le

(figure 11.4. the figure should then be stuffed with appropriate herbs, again while the actual person is being concentrated upon. such herbs as verbena, vervain, feverfew, artemesia, yarrow, valerian, motherwort, rosebuds, elder or damiana can be used. these are the herbs governed by venus. the top may then be sewn up. two figures are prepared in this way; one representing the male and the other the female. all of this preparation, of course, should take place in the circle, and can be done by the individual or by the whole coven. since you are seeking your "ideal mate" then, as with candleburning (above, make the second figure with all the qualities that you seek. it is nameless but again can display physical desires (e.g. long blonde hair) and be made with all attributes in mind. rememb

y well cleared of both these charges. the gardnerian book of shadows can now be seen as a compilation from various sources, much of it actually contributed by doreen valiente. for a detailed examination of the birth of gardnerian, see janet and stewart farrar's excellent books eight sabbats for witches and the witches way. the gardnerian tradition places emphasis on the goddess over the god, with the female generally lauded over the male. it has a degree system of advancement and does not allow for self-initiation. covens work skyclad and aim to have "perfect couples" equal numbers of male and female, paired. covens are, theoretically at least, autonomous. gardnerian wica is found in most countries around the world. today there are many traditions which base their rites on the gardnerian o


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. 5. a lion-headed goddess called hen-kherth (see p. 71. 6. a goddess, with a pair of horns on her head, in a sitting position, but with no throne to sit upon; her name is thest-apt (see p. 71. of these beings it is said "those who are in this picture are in the forms wherein horus made them, and they stand on the ground of re-stau in the hidden place" 7. the male serpent amen (see pp. 75, 77. 8. the female serpent hekent, which has a human head growing out of its 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

nce 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 by a disk. these fourte

stretched out at almost full length on the ground a monster serpent (see pp. 99, 103, which has two snakes' heads at one end of his body, and a bearded human head at the other (see 99; the text above his snakes' heads is mutilated, and all that can be made out satisfactorily are the words neter aa "great god" from the middle of his body springs a pair of wings, and between them, immediately under the female head at the top of the mound, stands the god sekri, in the form of a hawk-headed man. of him it is said "his work is to protect his own form" and of the serpent "he liveth upon the magical protection which issueth from his mouth every day" the text which refers to the oval reads- p. 95 click to view the kingdom of seker. p. 97 "the image which is in this picture is in thick darkness. th


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eme. 5 "destruction is the foundation of existence. the letter peh, as a single character, is the number 80, and 80 is the enumeration of yesod, i s v d" foundation. on the tree of life the sephirah yesod represents the reproductive organism of the heavenly man. the process which begins the generation of a human or animal body is primarily a destruction. the male cell, or spermatozoon, penetrates the female cell, or ovum, and begins a process of division in the ovum [157] t h e book of t o k e n s the quotation is from deuteronomy, 8: 3. the authorized version reads" man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that procecdeth out of the mouth (peh) of the lord" but the authorized version is a translation made by theologians, who interpolated the noun "word. it does not occur in the


CASSANDRA EASON A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC

red himself as a sacrifice each year with the cutting down of the corn, and was reborn at the mid-winter solstice, as the sun god. the neolithic period also saw the development of shrines to the triple goddess who became associated with the three phases of the moon: waxing, full and waning. the moon provided one of the earliest ways by which people calculated time. since its cycles coincided with the female menstrual cycle, which ceased for nine moons if a women was pregnant, the moon became linked with the mysteries first of birth, then of death as it waned, and finally with new life on the crescent. because the moon was reborn each month or, as it was thought, gave birth to her daughter each month, it was assumed that human existence followed the same pattern and that the full moon mirro

f the nineteenth century and were said to offer protection against drowning. for this reason, hot cross buns were hung from the roofs of coastal churches where their remains can still be seen. the old ways did not die quickly, however, and so for centuries the two religions co-existed as people gradually transferred their allegiance from the earth mother, or mother goddess, to the virgin mary and the female saints. the persecution of witches but in medieval times, two largely political issues brought about the persecution of witches, especially women. the religious emphasis on the sin of eve and the belief in the inferiority of women had existed since the time of st paul, but with the rise of an organised male medical profession, women healers who had acted as herbalists and midwives becam

r source energy of the ultimate feminine power or principle. all the named goddesses represent aspects of particular qualities of the goddess in different cultures. her consort is the horned god and his representative in the coven is the high priest. though each coven is autonomous, formal wicca follows a system of degrees of learning and does not permit self-initiation. the high priest initiates the female members and the high priestess the male. they celebrate eight sabbats, or seasonal celebrations. there are, however, numerous forms of wicca and of witchcraft, many of which draw on ancient traditions. for example, the feminist dianic wicca, founded in the 1970s, is spiritually descended from the nature religion of the italian witches who worshipped diana as the triple goddess of the mo

spect first-hand; it gave new meaning to the moon cycles of a woman, it allowed me to become the microcosm of the great earth mother as i watched my own body grow and give birth to a new life. it gave me the protective instinct of sekhmet [the lion-headed egyptian goddess of fertility, when i realised that i would fight to the death to protect my child. it showed me the true and profound power of the female body; to create and sustain life within the body, to bring forth that life and nurture it with a perfect food made by the body. all of these are precious gifts to me as they are all a reflection of my deepest spiritual belief and faith. when my daughter skye is older, i will share with her what i have learned. for now, we just walk in the forest or along the river and my partner jim and

ctices, either archangels or pillars of light may be visualised in the corners of the room to offer protection at a time when a person is opening then-psyche to the cosmos, to keep out all negativity, earthly or otherwise. but the greatest protection is a pure heart and pure intent, much harder to attain than learning any complex ritual. the goddess as focus many beliefs emphasise the polarity of the female/male, goddess/god and anima/animus energies. the bringing together of these two powers, the sacred marriage that is celebrated symbolically in the great rite of the union of earth and sky, is a ritual that permeates all cultures. in egyptian mythology, isis, the sister-wife of osiris, sought and reassembled his body after his murder and dismemberment by his brother seth. in this connect

very powerful and should only be invoked in their most positive aspects for the purpose of defending the weak and never for revenge or personal anger. experienced witches call on them only rarely and with the purest intent under the law of threefold return. the exception is bellona, who is a benevolent and effective focus for female power and courage. bellona bellona is the roman goddess of war, the female counterpart of mars whose chariot she drove into battle. she is especially good for women's assertiveness and self-confidence rituals. she carries a sword and wears a helmet. kali kali, the dark side of the hindu mother goddess, came into being when shiva, the husband of the mother goddess shakti, taunted her for her dark skin. in fury she carried out rituals until her skin became golde

egend, 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 the female energy or power of shiva. her name is also used for the wife of any hindu god. she is the mother goddess and, like shiva, creator and destroyer in her different aspects. shakti provides the energy that activates shiva's male divine power, and her life-giving force animates other gods in difficult tasks. although there are several other hindu female goddesses, they all form aspects of sh

ving king once more, but eternal king and judge of the underworld. osiris was also god of vegetation, the fertile, flooding nile and the corn, and so represented the annual dying of the land and rebirth with the flood. he is normally pictured as a man, bound in mummy wrappings. osiris is an important icon of the annual cycle of sacrifice and resurrection but, as with all the sacrifice gods, it is the female power that causes the resurrection. like other sacrificed and restored gods, osiris thereby represents the integration of animus and anima and sacred sex magick. he can be used in rituals for the balance of male/female energies or where the female in the high priestess role takes the lead. he is also good for any magick that relies on a cycle of regeneration following a natural ending

ny wish or astrological candle. begin in the north, with a green candle. green green is for earth and the north, midnight and winter. a green candle is placed at what would be the 12 o'clock position on a clock, aligned with magnetic or a symbolic north. earth is the element of order, both in nature and institutions such as the law, politics, finance, health and education. it also represents yin, the female, nurturing goddess aspect, mother earth, the home and family, as well as money and security, and is a good element to invoke when you have matters of property or money that need attention. it is also a focus for all rituals against famine, deforestation and land pollution and devastation through unwise industrialisation or building, and for caring for animals and their natural habitats

on, for rituals to invoke anima (female) power, for intuition and mysticism. it represents dreams, visions and a desire for fulfilment beyond the material world. in times of stress and sorrow, silver candles can remove negativity, promote inner stability and bring to the fore your hidden potential. silver candles are excellent for scrying, especially by the full moon, and for all magick involving the female life and for female fertility. silver candles are best used on a monday. gold gold is the colour of the sun and is associated with the solar deities, for example, the egyptian ra. in ancient greece, helios, the sun god, was worshipped each dawn as he emerged in the east and drove his chariot of winged horses around the sky before plunging into the ocean in the west at sunset. gold is po


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. the rite of thanatos vel babalon, as developed by michael dewitt is one of the most powerful descriptions of the essence of babalon that could be described. the ritual itself is opened with the quadriga sexualis banishing ritual and leads into the invoking of the force of darkness. the temple itself would be decorated in images of death, skulls and bones and a large black coffin in which one of the female magicians would be laying. it begins with the priest of thanatos invoking: now listen to the voice of thanatos known to men as the face of death, whom they worship with howling and shattering teeth. all the while a funerary drum beats and calls forth the dead. soon, the congregation throws human bones and grave soil within the coffin, which is soon closed. the celebrants then meditate o


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vibrated. gaubni: related to 2nd path. often called the great demon repulsive smell and appearance. may manifest when nythra vibrated. sapanur: form along the 11th. path. the sudden fire of destruction. a primal atavism of human origin not related to dark gods. darkat: goddess, associated with lunar aspects. the name is traditionally regarded as pre-sumerian in origin of the myth of lilitu/lilith the female counterpart of dagon, remembered as one of the dark gods from their last manifestation on earth. associated with the 10th. and 8th. paths. the dark gods according to tradition, the dark gods are actual entities which exist in the acausal universe. according to our spatial, causal perception, these beings may be regarded as `timeless and chaotic. since our consciousness is by its nature


DAVID ICKE AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

wholeness. wholeness= infinite potential. that's the last thing the prison warders want, because such people are impossible to control. instead, they have sought to imbalance us. disharmony and imbalance= division of self. division of self= limited potential. the two major imbalances within ourselves and the prison in general have been the negative dominating the positive and the male dominating the female. there is no greater manifestation of the male imbalance than what is seen in some of the major religions and in the secret society network. the re-emergence of female energy is crucial to the harmonising of the earth, and by that, i don't only mean the re-emergence of women into areas of decision-making. i mean the reawakening of female energy within the male form also, and a softening


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the face on the sphinx on the giza plateau is a woman and not a man as officially claimed. wherever the reptilian bloodlines have located, the worship of a serpent goddess has always been the centre of their rituals under names like athene, barati, isis, semiramis, el, artemis, diana, and hecate. other atlantean/lemurian colonists were known as the pelasgians("peoples of the sea, the danaans, and the female amazons.50 the pelasgians worshipped the serpent moon goddess dana, later diana (artemis, and the atlantean goat god called pan. they first landed on the peloponnese in greece and settled in arcadia, according to ancient greek records. arcadia has always been a sacred place to the illuminati bloodlines and was apparently a name for atlantis. the danaans left atlantis to settle in asia m

the isle of man in the irish sea, a place so important to the druids, has the same origin, no doubt. the taurus mountains in turkey, the baleric islands, and syria (sirius) were 42 children of the matrix among other danaan settlements and they travelled from atlantis to britain where they became known as tuatha de danaan or the "people of the sea. these carried the anunnaki reptilian bloodlines. the female amazons were another branch of the atlanteans and lemurians and myths say they came from a paradise called hesperides or hespera, a name for atlantis.56 they, too, followed the goddess athene or nieth and venerated her symbol, the double-headed axe. they founded shrines to the serpent goddess in many places, including the famous centre for diana worship at ephesus and other locations al

hristianity, was st michael and so you have st michael's mount just off the cornish coast near penzance.34 the tin ships operated from here, and there are many other references to "st michael" in that region. other phoenician-sumerian deities were st george of cappadocia in turkey, who defeated the dragon and became the patron saint of england; barat, a male deity, who became "briton; and barati, the female, who became the british heroine, britannia, when these deities were brought to these islands by the sumerian empire (figure 14).35 according to sir laurence gardner, the spokesman of the ancient imperial court of the royal dragon and order, barat-anna (great mother of the fire stone) symbolised the wife of anu, the chief of the sumerian reptilian gods called the anunnaki (see www.nexusm

the "lord of the earth" and chief scientist, was not the top man in the anunnaki mission to this planet, the sumerian tablets say. he was the eldest son of the anunnaki's overall mr big, an or anu, who made only rare visits to the earth, we are told by translations. but enki's younger halfbrother enlil was made commander of the mission because his mother was considered more genetically pure than the female with whom anu conceived enki. this, the accounts reveal, was to be the cause of ongoing conflicts between the halfbrothers, which were to erupt in the wars within the anunnaki that stimulated enormous conflict between their factions within humanity, as described in old testament texts. it is well known by researchers that, although the illuminati agree on the overall agenda of global co

was no jesus and there was no mary magdalene, a fact that will become obvious. how do two people who did not exist conceive children who became the merovingian line? beats me. this is a vitally important bloodline, yes, but not because of jesus. the merovingians are anunnaki hybrids. it is one of their key bloodlines. interestingly, mag is apparently a code for the reptilian dna passed on through the female line and it appears to relate to orion from what i understand. the dan winter website at http//www.danwinter.com/sitemap.html has a lot of background information to the reptilian-human genetics. the merovingian bloodline is a constant theme in my research of the ruling families. it goes back to the ancient middle and near east during the sumer empire and almost certainly even further to

the hebrew god, yahweh/yahveh or jehovah. the daughter of sin, known as inanna or ishtar (semitic, was a warrior goddess deity of many lands under different titles. ishtar's symbol was the lion and also the pleiades and venus. together with sin (shamash) and ishkur (adad, she became part of another ancient trinity of gods under many different names. sin was the father, ishkur the son, and ishtar the female. from ishkur and ishtar, we get the new age myth of the "ashtar command. many new agers claim this is a force of extraterrestrial "saviours" who are preparing to take the chosen ones off the planet when the brown stuff hits the spinning propeller. a sort of jesus with a spaceship. other front-line figures in this next generation of anunnaki leaders after the deluge included marduk, son

d the scenes it is really controlled by the negative expression of female energy. the extreme male energy is "out there" in front of our eyes in the three-dimensional world. it is macho men with guns and uniforms, the leaders of the major banks, corporations, media empires, and the military. but they are put into power, the wars created, and the agenda advanced, by the extreme negative aspects of the female energy- covert, behind-the-scenes manipulation. if anything, the illuminati, at the real seat of power, are dominated by the female. the negative extremes of the female energy covertly manipulate events and the negative extremes of the male energy play them out before our eyes. this is why we think it is a male-dominated world. it looks that way, but that is not the whole story. destroy

counts by the gnostic sect (gnostic "knowledge) tell of the serpent gods in a positive light. they claim that lilith (eve) was their first creation and then adam followed as her partner. the hebrew talmud also claims that lilith, a vampire, was adam's first wife. this is symbolism, of course, but symbolising what? lilith (also lillibet and elizabeth) is one of the code names for the bloodlines on the female side to this day. she was known as lil to the sumerians and lilitu in babylon. hebrew traditions say that lilith rebelled against adam and his god and fled to a cave after eating her own child. there she lived with the demons of the underground world and bred with them. she told adam and eve that she and her offspring would always abduct human children and take them to their subterranea

oddess is known under countless names around the world, including diana, artemis, athene, semiramis, barati, britannia, hecate, rhea, persephone("first serpent) and so on. these same names have also been used to symbolise esoteric concepts like the phases of the moon and female energy, but at its foundation this goddess worship of the illuminati would seem to relate to the dna transmitted through the female and possibly originating in the constellation of orion. i have heard this dna source symbolised in various cultures as the dragon queens, the orion queen or queens, and the "snake mother. from what i am told by insiders and serious researchers, the full-blown reptilian society has its own version of queen bees, which produce the eggs from which the bloodlines and their offshoots, origin

his symbolism in freemasonry. the reptilians and greys have been described over and over by abductees and experiences as having a kind of swarm or hive mentality, very much like bees, and they have worked to make the human race a mirror of that. researcher frans kamp also came across this theme of the orion queen "the bee-queen has a herd. the memories of the herd/swarm are transferred to them by the female/queen. a chemical substance/hormone 'pheromones' is required for this in the same way as melotonin is needed for more intuition [interdimensional connection. the memories are the typical rules of behaviour of the herd. an animal is 146 t the dragon queens 147 pure subconscious. he lives on intuition. we call that paranormal. we humans use our brains. we think that brains do everything


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iramis. christianity is the religion ofbabylon and has been from the start. today rome and italy remain a majorbrotherhood centre, as i detail in. and the truth shall set you free. the v atican itselfis wholly controlled by the brotherhood and one of its most important bases.christianity, like judaism and islam, was designed to achieve another vital part ofthe reptilian agenda: the suppression of the female energy, the intuitive connection tohigher levels of our multidimensional consciousness. once you suppress your feminineenergy, your intuition, you switch off your higher consciousness and become dominatedby your lower consciousness. you are isolated from your highest expression of love,wisdom and knowledge, and at the mercy of the manipulated information bombardingyour eyes and ears. th

lims say, as the judeo-christian,jehovah. the koran is the islamic holy book, but muslims also give credence to thepentateuch, the first five books of the old testament attributed to moses. in truth theywere written by the levites after babylon and not by moses, which was a title in theegyptian mystery schools. is it really a coincidence that these three massive prisons ofthe mind, suppressors of the female, and creators of bloody conflict, should all come119from the same part of the world? or that people having visions and visitations shouldplay such a crucial part in the formation and legend which created these monsters?mohammed said he had his vision near the cave where he used to go. caves and darkplaces constantly recur in stories of religious superstars and sun gods like mithra andje

, and the wife of the sun god,osiris, in egyptian legend. isis, in turn, is another name for queen semiramis, as innimrod-semiramis-tammuz. isis/semiramis is also known by a stream of other namesin the various regions, cultures and countries. these include barati, diana, rhea,minerva, aphrodite, v enus, hecate, juno, ceres, luna and many, many others. it is saidthat they are symbolic of the moon, the female energy in its various forms. theheadquarters of the grand mother lodge of english freemasonry (grand mother =semiramis/isis) is based in great queen street in london (great queen= semiramis/isis. in the end all the names were inspired by ninkharsag, the anunnaki mothergoddess of the reptilian-human crossbreeds, their mammy. the ancient gods such as134nimrod/osiris and the endless other

ergy is the creative force, which brought forth even the sun, as the egyptiansused to say of isis. this female force, like all energy, is neutral. you can createsomething positive or something malevolent, but to do either you need to harness the139female, the creative force. hence you have the constant female symbolism by thebrotherhood in all its forms. it is the balanced, positive expression of the female energythat they have sought to suppress, not the female energy itself.the gothic cathedrals and christian churches are full of sun, astrological, goddessand sexual symbolism. the great gothic doorways and the ridges around them aredepictions of the vulva and many even have a clitoris symbol at the top of the arch. thesame is depicted in windows and especially the rose windows of the got

larly prevalent in ireland, represent naked women withspread legs and inside the alters of churches have been found stone phallic symbols. mygoodness, what will the vicar think? the often shell-like receptacle for the holy wateris goddess symbolism also, and churches were actually built as a symbolic womb. thespiders web and maze decorations of the gothic and other cathedrals and churchesrefer to the female goddess energy, the intuitive, creative force, which weaves andspins the fate of the world. this is also the symbolism of the spider woman legends ofthe native american traditions and the names of sacred places like spider rock inarizona. a book by fred gettings, the secret zodiac (routledge and kegan paul,1987, features the zodiac mosaic in the marble floor of the gothic church of sanm

used the drug totrick and manipulate young men into killing for god in the belief that this would140secure their place in paradise. the name could also originate from the words hass (todestroy) and asana (to lay snares. they waged an international terrorist war from theirmountain headquarters at alamut or eagles nest in persia (asia minor/turkey. potterydecorated with pentagrams and the symbol of the female vulva have been found at thissite and the assassins wore white tunics with a red sash. the assassins, who stillcontinue today under different fronts, emerged from a sect founded by a persian calledhassan sabah (another very possible origin of the name) in 1090, the same period thetemplars, knights hospitaller, and the teutonic knights were being formed.the templars and the assassins wor

had the iris, or fleur-de-lis, as his royal emblem, aflower which grows wild in the middle east. it is also known as a three-pronged lilyand it was used to symbolise nimrod or rather the reptilian bloodline of nimrod. inlatin it means small sword and it became the symbol of the royal bloodline of what isnow france and this was because in ancient sumer the reptilian bloodline, as passed onthrough the female, was symbolised by a lily. hence the main reptilian gene carriers143were given names like lilith, lili, lilutu and lillette. another version is lilibet orelizabeth and this is why the present british queen is called elizabeth (el-lizard-birth)and was known to her family circle as lilibet. she is a major reptilian gene carrier whoproduced a major reptilian full-blood called prince charle

elevant to the number 13 for reasons i will later outline. le serpentrouge also confirmed that mary magdalene was another symbol for isis. it said. formerly some called her isis, queen of the beneficent sources, come to me allyou suffer and who are overwhelmed and i will comfort you, others:magdalene, of the famous vase full of healing balm. the initiates know her true name:notre dame des cross.10the female energy and the reptilian bloodline are passed on through the female,and since the intervention of ninkharsag and enki this energy was symbolised bymary, isis and semiramis, and was also known as diana. princess diana was killed onan ancient merovingian sacrificial site to the goddess diana when her car struck the13th pillar. a cave at sainte-baume in southern france is an official catho

he said it was alibrary. having seen it, i dont believe that. there is very little room for books and it hardlyconstitutes a library. it is, however, placed precisely on the spot where a circle connectingchurches meets a point on the pentagram in the geometrical pattern identified by wood andcampbell. the name magdala means watchtower and the watchtower is a brotherhoodsymbol for mary magdalene- the female energy, isis, semiramis. note that it is also thesymbol of the jehovahs witnesses, another prison-religion, created by brotherhoodfrontmen like the high degree freemason, charles taze russell. theyre all connected, thesecret societies and the religions they created. sauniere spent profusely on art and antiques;he paid for a water tower to improve the village supply; and he spent a fortu

abylonianbrotherhood to serve their needs. we have seen that the accounts of the watchers andtheir offspring, the nefilim, include references to their blood drinking activities. thebrotherhood know that blood contains the life-force energy. drinking menstrual bloodhas always been a feature of the reptilian bloodlines because they need blood to live inthis dimension. it was known as the star fire, the female lunar essence. the femalemenstrual cycle is governed by the cycles of the moon and the blood contains thatenergy. it222s ingredients are supposed to ensure a long life. in india it was called somaand in greece it was ambrosia, some researchers suggest. this was said to be the nectarof the gods and it was- the reptilian gods who are genetic blood drinkers. the 221holygrail222 chalice or


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i have crossed the gates of hell and i have become the devil incarnate. i am satan; i am lucifer; i am belial; and i am leviatan. come forth, queen of the underworld, and manifest thyself. attach thyself unto me as my wife and as my lover. take me as thy husband and lover. come forth, queen of the underworld, and manifest thyself. come forth, queen of the underworld, and manifest thyself [notes: the female practitioner should adapt these rituals so that she "becomes" the queen of the underworld, the queen of the dead, and takes the lord of the underworld as her husband and lover. in either case, the ritual will be followed by a consummation of the marriage. to experience sexual union with non-physical entities you need only lie on your back in your bed with your arms at your side. you sho

me forth, queen of the earth, and manifest thyself. for i have crossed the gates of hell and have become the devil incarnate. i am satan; i am lucifer; i am belial; and i am leviatan. come forth, queen of the earth, and manifest thyself. attach thyself unto me as my wife and as my lover. take me as thy husband and thy lover. come forth, queen of the earth, and manifest thyself [notes: once again, the female practitioner will have to adapt these rituals so that she "becomes" the queen of the earth and takes the horned god as her husband and lover. you will find that these rituals are easily adaptable to your particular situation. where the male practitioner says "i have crossed the gates of hell and have become the devil incarnate: i am satan, i am lucifer, i am belial, and i am leviathan"

one that my heart longs for. it is you alone that i love with all my heart, mind, and soul. o ancient one, receive me as thy priest and thy servant. o tiamat, receive me as thy husband and thy lover. o ancient one, receive me as a sacrifice unto thee. o ancient one, receive me as a sacrifice unto thee. come forth, o ancient one, to receive this sacrifice [notes: absu is the male dragon. tiamat is the female dragon. in the realm of chaos they are as one. the sorcerer will give himself in marriage to tiamat. the sorceress will give herself in marriage to absu. in either case, the practitioner will attain union with the dragon of chaos, the ancient one] spirits of abomination once the magician has performed the ritual of descent and attained union with the dragon of chaos, he may wish to call


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consciousness for a time. 2) in spiritualism (q.v, a person who becomes an intermediary by providing the spirit(s) with means of communicating with the carnate, material human beings. today, called a channeller. memory, magickal: the memory of past lives. menstruum (nee menstruum of the gluten: in alchemy (q.v, the result of the slow heating of a substance in the athanor (q.v. in sex magick (q.v) the female lubricating fluids and/or female ejaculatory fluids. mercury: the first planet of the terran solar system. in astrology (q.v, the planet named after the roman god who served as the herald and messenger. attributed as being the ruler of the zodiac (q.v) signs gemini (q.v) and virgo (q.v. on the tree of life (q.v) within the kabbalah (q.v) mercury is attributed to the eighth sephirah (q.v

the spine and causing it to rise up to the head, bringing enlightenment. yoga, laya: pronounced "lie yoga" it uses breath and visualization to recreate the changes that the physical and spiritual bodies go through during sexual activity. this is usually presented as an allegory of causing the kundalini (q.v) energy to rise. it is the source idea for kundalini yoga (q.v. yoni: a sanskrit term for the female genitalia- z- zelator: a term that means "one who is zealous" in the order of the astral star [o.a.s (q.v, a zelator is the title of the third degree of membership, and correlates to the air of earth in the sephiroth of malkuth (i.e. the citrine colored quarter of malkuth. the primary principle of this grade is based on mastering the element of earth (q.v. zen: a buddhist sect widesprea


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y the fact that the qabalah attributes thern respectively to the right and left arms and the left and right legs. 25. it will thus be seen that the three form-sephiroth are in the pillar of severity, and the three force-sephiroth in the pillar of mercy, and between them, in the pillar of equilibrium, are set the different levels of consciousness. the pillar of severity, with binah at its head, is the female principle, the pingala of the hindus and the yang of the chinese; the pillar of mercy, with chokmah at its head, is the ida of the hindus and the yin of the chinese; and the pillar of equilibrium is shushumna and tao. chapter xii the gods upon the tree 1. all students of comparative religion and its poor relation, folk-lore, are agreed that primitive man, observing and beginning to anal

ch is woven the web of manifestation. 6. as we have already noted, the tree of life is a diagram matic representation of me universe on which the positive and negative, male and female aspects are represented by the two flanking pillars of mercy and severity. it may seem strange to uninstructed thought that the title of mercy should be given to the male or positive pillar, and that of severity to the female pillar; but when it is realised that the dynamic male type of force is the stimulator of upbuilding and evolution, and that the female type of force is the builder of forms, it will be seen that the nomenclature is apt; for form, although it is the builder and organiser, is also the limiter; each form that is built must in turn be outgrown, lose its mystical qabala page 84 usefulness, a

the lower planes, and the animals lack the higher planes. 28. the references to the microcosm should not, of course, be taken crudely as representing the parts of the physical body; the references are to the aura and the functions of the magnetic currents in the aura, and it must always be borne in mind, as the swami vivekananda points out, that what is on the right in the male is on the left in the female. in addition to this it must be remembered that what is positive on the physical plane is negative on the astral plane; it is positive again on the mental plane and negative mystical qabala page 89 on the spiritual plane, as is indicated in the twining black and white serpents of the caduceus of mercury [page 132] if this caduceus be placed upon the tree when the tree is marked off to r

r; in a female incarnation we work predominantly with the moon-forces. if we desire to work with the opposite type of force to that with which we are naturally endowed, we have to do so by using our natural mode as th basis of operations and, as it were "cannoning off the cushion" the male who wants to use the moon-forces employs devices that enable him to get his natural sun-force reflected, and the female who wants to use the sun-forces employs a device whereby she is enabled to focus them upon herself and reflect them. on the physical plane the sexes mate, and the man begets a child upon the woman, thus [page 134] availing himself of her moon-powers. the woman, on the other hand, desiring creation and unable to compass it single handed, entices the male through his desires till he besto

the tree. it is never possible to understand a sephirah if we consider it apart from its position on the tree, because this position mystical qabala page 95 indicates its cosmic relationships; we see it in perspective, as it were, and can deduce whence it comes and whither it goes; what influences have gone to its making, and what it contributes to the scheme of things entire. 2. binah represents the female potency of the universe, even as chokmah represents the male. as already noted, they are positive and negative; force and form. each heads its pillar, chokmah at the head of the pillar of mercy, and binah at the head of the pillar of severity. it may be thought that this is an unnatural distribution; that the supernal mother should preside over the mercies, and the male force of the uni

sed. briefly, chokmah supplies the energy, and binah supplies the machine. iii 28. consider now the maleness and femaleness of this pair of supernal opposites as reflected in the act of generation. the spermatozoa of the male are incapable of more than the briefest life; they are the simplest possible units of energy; once that energy is expended, they dissolve. but the reprod uctive mechanism of the female, the womb that bears and the breasts that feed, are capable of bringing this handed-on life to independent life of its own; and yet all this elaborate machinery must lie inert till the stimulus of the chokmah-force sets it in action. the female reproductive unit is all-potential, but inert; the male reproductive unit is all-potent, but incapable of bringing to birth. 29. most people thi

words, in every relation of life we are sometimes positive and sometimes negative, accord mg to whether circumstances are stronger than we are, or we are stronger than circumstances. this is clearly indicated in the proverb, that the grey mare is sometimes the better horse. it also comes out clearly in the fact that netzach (venus-aphrodite) is the basal sephirah of chokmah's pillar. we thus get the female nature showing a different polarity on different levels, for in netzach she is as positive and dynamic as she is static in binah. mystical qabala page 103 31. all this is not only bewildering intellectually, but also confusing morally, and even at the risk of being accused of fostering all manner of abnormalities, i must try to make the matter clear, for its practical implications are s

o be found; and novelty is a thing which requires constantly to be renewed, with disastrous results to sexual economics. 34. the trouble is, that while the male gives the physical stimulus which leads to reproduction, he does not realise that on the inner planes he is by virtue of the law of reversed polarity, negative, and is dependent for his emotional completeness upon the stimulation given by the female. he is dependent upon her for emotional fertilisation, as is clearly shown in the case of any highly creative mind, such as wagner or shelley. 35. marriage is not a matter of two halves, but of four quarters, uniting in balanced harmony of reciprocal fecundation. binah and chokmah are balanced by hod and netzach. there are goddesses as well as gods for man to worship. boaz and jakin are

e which denies too much and would withhold even that which is needful. when this prevails, we need the generous gedulah-geburah, jupiter-mars influence to slay the old god, the slayer of his children, and reign in his stead. 49. the magical symbols of binah are said to be the yoni and the outer robe of concealment, the latter is a gnostic term and the former an indian one, meaning the genitals of the female, the negative correspondence of the phallus of the male. the less well-known term kteis is the european equivalent. in hindu religious symbols the yoni and lingam appear with the greatest frequency, for the idea of life-force and fertility is a prime mover in their faith. 50. the idea of fertility is the main motif in the aspects of binah that manifest in the world of assiah, the materi

of manifestation the circle is used. 53. the three of wands is called the lord of established strength. here again we have the idea of power in equilibrium, which is so characteristic of binah. wands, be it remembered, represent the dynamic yod force. this force, when in the sphere of binah, ceases to be dynamic and becomes consolidated [page 160] mystical qabala page 108 54 cups are essentially the female force, for the cup or chalice is one of the symbols of binah and is intimately allied with the yoni in esoteric symbolism. the three of cups is, therefore, at home in binah, for the two sets of symbols reinforce each other. the three of cups, which is aptly named abundance, represents the fertility of binah in her ceres aspect. 55. the three of swords, however, is called sorrow, and its


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fact that mr. cs first wife died of cancer of the womb does not in itself call for remark, but it is a curious thing that he should lose his second wife from the same disease. cancer is not as common as all that, and in any case, there are many available sites beside the womb. on the other hand, diana, one of the aspects of luna, of whom hecate, the goddess of witches, was another, presides over the female reproductive organs. the illness of mrs. c. began to show itself soon after miss x. was excluded from the house. finally, what shall we say concerning the deaths of the three people most intimately associated with miss x. within a short time of each other, and her immediate break down? in the absence of details any conclusion must be guesswork, but we have good grounds for supposing tha

the woman, possibly quite ignorant of the facts of life, finds herself strangely stirred. she is frightened, she senses that something of the kingdom of pan is approaching. her instincts will usually guide her truly enough in divining the source from which the disturbing influence proceeds. she will point an unerring finger at the magnetic male. she will seldom take into account the reactions of the female in the presence of the male. if she is a woman ignorant of the facts of life, the charge she brings will usually take the form of an accusation of hypnotic influence. she does not realise that nature is the hypnotist. if she is a woman who knows something of the world, the charge may be of improper advances. one glance at the woman is usually enough to tell us whether there is likely to

relation, was similar in type to herself, and a weed into the bargain. but her three sons were tall, upstanding blond men of the nordic type, bearing a strong resemblance to the dead man. the truth of this story was vouched for to me by a friend of the family. i have know personally two alleged "changelings" the male had the pointed ears of pan, and if anyone was ever a son of the devil, he was. the female was a curious and fascinating creature, essentially non-human, and when her child was born it came into the world with no more trouble than a kitten. both these beings were conceived when their mothers were under the influence of drink, and both of them were characterised by a marked callousness, which in one case developed into deliberate cruelty. although very peculiar to look at, nei


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us to evoke salamanders since random fires may begin burning in various parts of the building where the evocation takes place. salamanders are extremely difficult to control and deal with, and should only be employed by a magician who knows exactly what he or she is doing. undines are sensual, mobile, graceful in their movements, somewhat dark, with very strong and persistent emotions. they favor the female form, and are found living in streams, natural springs, ponds and lakes. for many centuries it was believed that undines would appear to traveling men in the forms of beautiful, naked young women, and while charming the men would pull them to their deaths beneath the surface of the water. there is some truth in this tale. undines are the most human and seductive of the four elemental ty


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ramid texts and in the later versions of the book of the dead- nu represents the primeval watery mass from which all the gods were evolved, and upon which floats the bark of "millions of years" containing the sun. this god's chief titles are" father of the gods" and begetter of the great company of the gods. he is depicted in the form of a seated deity having upon his head disk and plumes.[1] nut the female principle of nu; she is depicted with the head of a snake surmounted by a disk, or with the head of a cat.[2] ptah was associated with the god khnemu in carrying out at the creation the mandates of thoth the divine intelligence; his name means the "opener" and he was identified by the greeks with greek h!'faistos, and by the latins with vulcan. he was worshipped at a very early date in

ing over the birth-chamber, and renenet[1] probably superintending the rearing of children. behind the meskhen is the soul of ani in the form of a human-headed bird standing on a pylon. on the right of the balance, behind anubis, stands thoth,[2] the scribe of the gods, with his reed-pen and palette[3] containing black and red ink, with which to record the result of the trial. behind thoth stands the female monster amam[4, the "devourer" or am-mit, the eater of the dead [1. the name of this goddess is probably connected with the word renen "to suckle" m. pierret identifies her with the goddess of that name who presided over harvests, and is described as the "lady of the offerings of all the gods (panth on, p. 61, having a snake's head, which in some instances is surmounted by the disk, hor


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ve in all. latin and greek mysteries were added to the rite by the ladies hospitallers of mount tabor. the greatest ladies in france joined the french lodges of adoption. the rite of mizraim created lodges for both sexes in 1819, 1821, 1838, and 1853, and the rite of memphis in 1839. america founded the rite of the eastern star in five points. in these systems, admission was generally confined to the female relations of masons. the order of the eastern star and that of adoptive masonry were attempted in scotland but without success. adramelech according to johan weyer, adramelech is chancellor of the infernal regions, keeper of the wardrobe of the demon king, and president of the high council of the devils. he was worshiped at sepharvaim, an assyrian town, where children were burned on his

r, depending on the length of time of its application. basing their conclusions on the examination of natural processes and metaphysical speculation concerning the secrets of nature, the alchemists arrived at the axiom that nature was divided into four principal regions: the dry, the moist, the warm, the cold, from which all that exists must be derived. nature was also divisible into the male and the female. she is the divine breath, the central fire, invisible yet ever active, and is typified by sulphur, which is the mercury of the sages, which slowly fructifies under the genial warmth of nature. thus, the alchemist had to be ingenuous, of a truthful disposition, and gifted with patience and prudence, following nature in every alchemical performance. he recalled that like attracts like, a

y to the bare backs of those in front of them and to their own persons. their wild race around the fire is continued until the faggots are nearly all consumed, but they are never injured by the flame. this immunity may be accounted for by supposing that the cedar bark does not make a very hot fire, and that the clay coating protects the body. menominee shamans are said to handle fire, as also are the female sorcerers of honduras. indians know well how to handle venomous serpents with impunity. if they can not avoid being bitten, as they usually can, they seem to be able to avert the fatal consequences of the bite. the wonderful acts performed in the snake dance of the hopi have often been described. a trick of navaho dancers, in the ceremony of the mountain chant, is to pretend to thrust a

the 1990s by oriethyia, a feminist poet. it is a clan of sisterhood and society of women who protect one another while serving nature. formally identified with dianic wicca (centered upon the roman goddess diana, oriethyia found herself drawn more to the greek equivalent, artemis, and decided to start a new wiccan group with artemis at the center. like all feminist wicca, artemisian faith affirms the female image of deity, which stands in sharp contrast to the primarily male image with which oriethyia had been raised. unlike most wiccan traditions, she saw no need to balance male-female energies by naming a male consort god to stand with the goddess. she believes that the balancing of energies derives from the assertion of the feminine within a masculine-dominated culture. artemisians also

ted to patriarchal cultures that persecuted and killed women for their beliefs. they have threatened to hunt down and kill any man discovered spying upon their activities (though there is no hint that such has ever occurred. only a few men are associated with the group. they are known as the gargareans and philos of the artemisians. the former are the male companions of the artemisians who assist the female artemisians with their duties to nature and to other females. the philos are the trusted friends of the order. the modern artemisian order consists of the sisterhood, plus the philos and gargareans. the sisterhood administers the order on a day-to-day basis. the female members may hold position as either sophias, who lead with their wisdom; high priestesses, who keep the rituals; amazon

the renaissance: johann weyer, de praestigiis. edited by george mora. binghamton, n.y: medieval& renaissance texts& studies, 1991. balasius a precious stone with occult virtues. according to camillus leonardus (sixteenth century, it is of a purple or rosy color, and by some is called the placidus or pleasant. some think it is the carbuncle diminished in its color and virtue; just as the virtue of the female differs from that of the male. it is often found that the external part of one and the same stone appears a balasius, and the internal a carbuncle, from whence comes the saying that the balasius is the carbuncle s house. the virtue of the balasius is to overcome and repress vain thoughts and luxury; to reconcile quarrels among friends; and it befriends the human body with a good habit o

who tells us how, when on a visit in ireland, she was awakened at midnight by a loud scream outside her window. on looking out she saw a young and rather handsome woman, with dishevelled hair, who vanished before her eyes with another shriek. on communicating the circumstance in the morning, her host replied, a near relation of mine died last night in the castle, and before such an event happens, the female spectre whom you have seen is always visible. this weird apparition is generally supposed to assume the form of a woman, sometimes young, but more often old. she is usually attired in a loose white drapery, and her long ragged locks hang over her thin shoulders. as night time approaches she occasionally becomes visible, and pours forth her mournful wail.a sound said to resemble the mela

is evidence that he gave away vast sums to the poor and needy, attended the sick, and played the part of healer and reformer. a great deal of mystery surrounded the doings of the egyptian masonry in its headquarters in the faubourg saint honore, and the seances for initiation took place at midnight. the writer louis figuier and the marquis de luchet gave striking accounts of what occurred during the female initiations. figuier observed: on entering the first apartment the ladies were obliged to disrobe and assume a white garment, with a girdle of various colors. they were divided into six groups, distinguished by the tint of their cinctures. a large veil was also provided, and they were caused to enter a temple lighted from the roof, and furnished with thirty-six arm-chairs covered with b

f persia divs are represented as male and female, but the male divs are considered the more dangerous. it is from their character, personified in a supposed chief, that the devil is portrayed with his well-known attributes. the male divs, according to the legends of persia, were entrusted with the government of the world for 7,000 years anterior to the creation of adam, and they were succeeded by the female divs or peris, who under their chief, gian ben gian, ruled another 2,000 years. the dominion of the peris was terminated by eblis (the devil of the koran) who had been created from the elements of fire, and whose abode was previously with the angels. eblis or haris, as he was also called, became the leader of the rebellious angels when they were commanded to pay homage to the first crea

earance, but really of a docile nature. they are interested in the sciences and are subtle. they are officious toward the sages and hostile toward the foolish and the ignorant. their wives and daughters are of a masculine type of beauty, such as that of the amazons. the seas and rivers are inhabited as well as the air, and the beings dwelling there are designated undines, or nymphs, by the sages. the female population much exceeds the male, the women being so exceedingly beautiful that among the daughters of men there is none to equal them. the earth is filled almost to the center with gnomes, beings of small stature that guard subterranean treasure, minerals, and precious stones. they are ingenious, friendly toward men, and easy to command. they provide the children of the sages with all


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osannyasins did not renounce ties to the world; rather, they saw themselves entering into a more conscious life. the spectacle of devotees advocating wildly permissive sexual activity while clad in the robes of renunciation, however, seemed a travesty of hindu religion. through the late 1970s there were many complaints from local residents about the activities of the rajneesh foundation. a few of the female devotees turned to prostitution in order to make enough money to stay at the ashram. drugs were forbidden at the ashram, but some devotees succumbed to the temptation of lucrative rewards as drug runners, and several were caught and prosecuted. there were also problems of sexually transmitted diseases, especially herpes, among the promiscuous followers. at one point, a british devotee a

idity connected with it, but underneath there is, i am sure, enough to convince us that there is personal life independent of the body, but with this once proved, i have no further interest in spiritualism. also during one summer in switzerland ruskin had a startling experience with a child who saw a ghost that had long been known to haunt a particular spot in the valley of chamonix. he described the female spirit as having no eyes, but only holes where they were supposed to be. ruskin died january 20, 1900. sources: berger, arthur s, and joyce berger. the encyclopedia of parapsychology and psychical research. new york: paragon house, 1991. prince, walter f. noted witnesses for psychic occurrences. boston: boston society for psychical research, 1928. reprint, new hyde park, n.y: university

cult of ecstasy. london: thames& hudson, 1974. tigunait, pandit rajmani the living science of tantra, yoga international (may 1998: 22-29. williams, stephen. tantra: an introductory dialogue with raymont powers c.t.t. gentleman s quarterly, august 1997, http//home.earthlink.net/-raypows/interview.htm. tantric yoga a system of hindu yoga which emphasizes the shakti (sexual energy) associated with the female principle and usually characterized as kundalini. there are essentially two concentrations of tantric yoga, which can be called the pragmatic and the aesthetic. the pragmatic level focuses primarily on the sexual act and promotes a sacred style of sexuality which promotes communication, breath, and energy. in concert with the tantra philosophy, this concentration seeks to enhance the se

vity and kundalini throughout the body, vastly enriching the sexual experience. the second concentration focuses on raising the kundalini energy to encompass several areas of life, including the sexual. it follows the philosophy of tantra (meaning to weave, to expand, to spread) by integrating all aspects of life. in this concentration there is no separation of the physical from the metaphysical, the female to the male, of the animate to the inanimate, of the spiritual to the corporeal. the corporeal is not seen as a barrier to spiritual growth, as in many judeo- christian traditions, but instead as another source of divine energy. whatever is in the body is also in the universe. in addition to these concentrations of tantric yoga there exists a specifically left-hand or occult pathway of

e became secretary of the rosicrucian society and in 1878 was supreme magus. his magic motto in the golden dawn was vincit omnia veritas (truth rules all. sources: king, francis. the rites of modern occult magic. new york: macmillan, 1970. woodroffe, sir john (1865.1936) the pioneering scholar of the beliefs and practices of the tantra, a group of religious and occult hindu scriptures emphasizing the female energy known as kundalini. he was born december 15, 1865, the eldest son of j. t. woodroffe, advocate general of bengal, india. he was educated at woburn park school and oxford university, england, where he took classes in jurisprudence. he was called to the bar in 1889, and a year later he was enrolled as an advocate of the calcutta high court. he became a fellow of calcutta university

, the jak is the modern representative of the yaksha, who in better times was the attendant of kuvera, the god of wealth, in which duty he was assisted by the guhyaka. the character of the yaksha is not very certain. he was called punay-janas, the good people, but he sometimes appears as an imp of evil. in the folk-tales, it must be admitted, the yakshas have an equivocal reputation. in one story the female, or yakshini, bewilders travellers at night, makes horns grow on their foreheads, and finally devours them; in another the yakshas have, like the churel, feet turned the wrong way and squinting eyes; in a third they separate the hero from the heroine because he failed to make due offerings to them on his wedding day. on the other hand, in a fourth tale the yakshini is described as posse


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that is the world! it mounts, now whirled, its fall will follow, like glass it rings. soon break such things! within it s hollow. here bright it gleams, here brighter beams. i am alive! my dear son, strive to keep away! for you must die! tis made of clay, in bits twill fly. mephistopheles what means the sieve? the male ape [takes it down. came you to thieve, i would know you directly. he runs to the female ape and makes her look through it. look through the sieve! know you the thief? dare not name him exactly? mephistopheles [going nearer to the fire. and then this pot? male ape and female ape. the half-witted sot! he knows not the pot, he knows not the kettle! mephistopheles unmannerly beast! the male ape. take the brush at least and sit on the settle! he makes mephistopheles sit down. f

s me! how nearly crazy do i feel! mephistopheles [pointing to the beasts. now my head too almost begins to reel. the beasts and if we succeed and all fits indeed, will thoughts in it be! faust [as above. my breast begins to burn in me! let s go away immediately! mephistopheles [in the same attitude as above. well, now at least one has to say, there are some honest poets anyway. the cauldron which the female ape has neglected, begins to boil over; a great flame arises which streams up the chimney. the witch comes careering down through the flame with horrible cries. the witch ow! ow! ow! ow! you damned beast! accursed sow! neglecting kettle, scorching me now! accursed beast! espying faust and mephistopheles. what is that here? who are you here? what will you wreak? who is the sneak? may pan


FELDMAN DANIEL QABALAH THE MYSTICAL HERITAGE OF THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM

book of change, titled the shuo qua, are much more abstract diagrams, representing the sefiroth as sets of solid and broken lines. the polynesian kahunas, whose scriptures take the form of sacred hulas recorded on boards in rongo rongo writing, do not have a diagram for their tree, but represent the sefiroth by the different hi iakas of the goddess pele.1 the hi iakas are the same as the dakinis, the female emanations of the goddess kali in the north indian and tibetan tantra, the absorption and synthesis of many eastern mystical ideas into a myriad of new age therapies, holistic psychology, and tantric sexual ecstasy for the masses has made the chakra system the most salient map of consciousness in western culture. the chakric tree that comes from the north indian tantric tradition (see f

. in vaishnava teachings, the moods of love are called bhavas, and they are taken to their highest possible spiritual expression in bhava samadhi (lit. devotional mood union. bhava samadhi is ecstatic absorption in one s chosen ideal in the context of a particular mood. the highest (and rarest) of the bhavas in the vaishnava teachings is called madhura bhava (lit. sweet mood. the madhura bhava is the female mood of the wife/paramour toward god-the-husband or secret beloved, characterized by prema (ecstatic love. in vaishnava literature, the madhura bhava is embodied in radha, a principal consort of sri krishna, and in' 8: h" 2: 2 2:e 8% sita, wife of rama. all of the devotional moods are found variously among devotees in all mystical traditions relative to their respective chosen ideals. w

thing that had taken tota puri forty years to master. 30 torah shmoth 34:29. e "h 3 31 torah b reshith 15:12. 32 torah shmoth 33:22, 23- e 1 tomorrow never knows, revolver. music and lyrics by john lennon and paul mccartney. 2 torah b reshith 18:1. 3 torah b reshith 24:63. 4 torah b reshith 32:32. 5 torah b reshith 28:18 and 35:14. 6 see chapter 1, endnote# 40. 7 these are all primary epitaphs of the female aspect of the lord hvhy. 8 ware, archimandrite k. the power of the name: the jesus prayer in orthodox spirituality, london, 1974. 9 bhagavad gita 9:34, 1 tapasyananda, swami, sri sarada devi, ramakrishna math, madras, 1968. 2 hume, robert (trans) the thirteen principal upanishads, oxford, 1928. 3 vivekananda, swami, the yogas and other works, ramakrishna-vivekananda center, new york, 19


FRANCIS A YATES GIORDANO BRUNO AND THE HERMETIC TRADITION

theology, professor of a purer and more innocuous wisdom, noted in the best academies of europe, an approved and honourably received philosopher, a stranger nowhere save amongst the barbarous and ignoble, the waker of sleeping souls, tamer of presumptuous and recalcitrant ignorance, proclaimer of a general philanthropy, who does not choose out the italian more than the briton, the male more than the female, the mitred head more than the crowned head, the man in the toga more than the armed man, the cowled man more than the man without a cowl, but him who is the more peaceable-minded, the more civilised, the more loyal, the more useful; who regards not the anointed head, the forehead signed with the cross, the washed hands, the circumcised penis, but (where the man may be known by his face


FREEMASONRY AND CATHOLICISM BY MAX HEINDEL 2

be firmly fixed in mind to appreciate the full value of what follows. the creative force used by god to bring a solar system into manifestation, and the force used by the divine hierarchies to form the physical vehicle of the lower kingdoms over which they rule as group spirits, expresses itself in a dual manner as will and imagination, and is the same as the united creative force of the male and the female which results in the creation of a human body. at one time man was bi-sexual, male-female, and therefore each was able to propagate his species without assistance from anyone else. but one-half of the creative force has been temporarily diverted upwards to build a brain and larynx in order to enable him sometime to create by his own mind, to form thoughts and speak the word of power tha

on over their temporal affairs and aiming to advance them by industry and statecraft, and a priest, head of the priestcraft, exercising a spiritual authority, in such a manner as they considered for the eternal good of their charges. the statecraft employed by the sons of cain holds up the male ideal, hiram abiff, the master craftsman, the son of fire, while the sons of seth as priestcraft uphold the female ideal in the virgin mary, the lady of the sea. thus fire and water, male and female, church and state, are opposed to each other, with the inevitable result that a great war has been waged ever since the separation, that sin, sorrow and death are rampant, and that humanity is praying for the day of redemption, when the two streams shall be united in the kingdom of heaven where there is


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ividual effort, and therefore upholding the male ideal, which is diametrically opposite to that of the hierarchy which works in the plastic element water. in the present day temples of the latter order, magic water stands at the door, and all who enter are required to apply this lethal liquid to the point in the forehead where the spirit resides; their reason is drowned in dictums and dogmas, and the female ideal is worshipped in the virgin mary. faith is the prime factor in their salvation, the attitude of unquestioning childlike obedience being cultivated. it is different in the temple of the other order; when the candidate enters there "poor "naked" and "blind" he is asked at once what he is seeking, and when he answers "light" it is the duty of the master to give what he asks and make

period fire/male--air/nations atlantean epoch end of involution water/female--earth/races beginning of evolution [4- and the division of the rulership into state and church caused war and strife. the state espouses the cause of fatherhood and man and upholds the male ideal of arts, crafts and industry, embodied in hiram abiff. the church espouses the cause of motherhood and woman and holds aloft the female ideal of love, and hearth and home embodied in the madonna and her child. it is the conflicting interests of the man and the woman, the home and the shop, the church and the state, which cause the economic struggle, the war and the strife with which mankind is cursed and which make all long and pray for the reign of peace (3) the third age, when a divine christ, who, like melchisedec, s


FREEMASONS SATANISM AND SYMBOLISM

ome evident to you, the occultist, the paganist, worship sex. they also worship most everything in nature, which fulfills the biblical definition of a paganist in romans 1:25 "because they exchanged the truth of god for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the creator" speaking of the sexual connotation of the hexagram, another witch revealed "when the male triangle penetrates the female triangle, it produces the six pointed crest of solomon or hexagram, the most wicked symbol in witchcraft [david j. meyer, dancing with demons: the music's real master] the hexagram is the sign used in the royal arch in freemasonry. masonic author wes cook, writing in did you know? vignettes in masonry from the royal arch mason magazine [missouri lodge of research, 1965, p. 132] stated t

ny sections. isis and osiris were wrote about by albert pike, saying they were "the active and passive principles of the universe. commonly symbolized by the generative parts of man and woman [morals and dogma, p. 401] you must focus on the bottom of the broken column and not the top. the bottom of the column shows the phallic upright column inserted into the circular base, which is the symbol of the female vulva. the column is broken, of course, to symbolize the belief that osiris' penis had been cut into many sections. but albert mackey, 33 degree masonic author, states that the regular column is a phallus symbol "the phallus was an imitation of the male generative organ. it was represented usually by a column, was was surrounded by a circle at the base [mackey, a manual of the lodge, 18

ion of the male generative organ. it was represented usually by a column, was was surrounded by a circle at the base [mackey, a manual of the lodge, 1870, p. 56. mackey also stated this in the symbolism of freemasonry, p. 60] sex in the point within a circle the point and the circle carries a sexual connotation. another masonic author states that this symbol is used in sun worship, and then says "the female principle, symbolized by the moon, assumed the form of a lunette [small circular opening, or crescent, while the male principle, symbolized by the sun, assumed the form of the lingam [phallus] and placed himself erect in the center of the lunette, like the mast of a ship["point within a circle" short talk bulletin, august, 1931, masonic bulletin designed to read within the lodges, p. 4]

orm of a lunette [small circular opening, or crescent, while the male principle, symbolized by the sun, assumed the form of the lingam [phallus] and placed himself erect in the center of the lunette, like the mast of a ship["point within a circle" short talk bulletin, august, 1931, masonic bulletin designed to read within the lodges, p. 4] sex within a circle the circle is commonly used to depict the female sexual organ. satanists love to use the "eight-step path of enlightenment (right) they believe a person needs to go through eight separate steps to become fully enlightened spiritually. the final step which is the eighth step, is the sex act. notice that the very center of this symbol is a very small circle. this symbol is the ultimate female sexual representation. probably the most fam

masonry, as a quick tour of any cemetery in new england will tell you. you can tell which graves are masonic by the obelisks as their headstone. of course, not all masons choose the obelisk for their headstone. the triangle and hexagram maso mong egyptians, the base nic author, r.h. mackenzie, states that "a [of the triangle] represented osiris, or the male principle; the perpendicular, isis, or the female principle; and the hypotenuse, horus, their son [kenneth r.h. mackenzie, the royal masonic cyclopaedia of history, rites, symbolism, and biography, new york, j.w. bouton, 1877, p. 743] thus, you can see that the hypotenuse was conceived as a result of the sexual union of the base and the perpendicular. within masonic symbolism, the sex act is portrayed as the union of the perpendicular

olism of the traditional square and compass of freemasonry represents the heterosexual sex act. listen to albert pike explaining this fact to members of the 32nd degree "the compass, therefore, is the hermetic symbol of the creative deity, and the square of the productive earth or universe [morals and dogma, p. 850-1. therefore, the masons look at the compass as the male phallus and the square as the female vulva. as you look at the masonic emblem here, you can see the obvious penetration of the female square point by the points of the compass. one point of difference here is that the satanist generally reverses the sex roles of the compass and the square. however, whichever way you look at it, the compass and the square are thought of as depicting the heterosexual sex act. a most evil sym

the masonic report, we make this discovery: question: what does masonry's emblem of the 'cross and crown' actually symbolize" answer "the 'cross' of freemasonry is a philosophical cross, according to albert pike 'morals and dogma, p. 771. it is philosophical in the sense that it represents the generating fecundating principle by the perpendicular shaft [phallus, and the matrix of womb of nature, the female producing principle [female vulva, by the horizontal shaft. the philosophy of the masonic cross is totally phallic. the 'crown' of this masonic emblem is also phallic, it being the first emanation of the cabalistic sephiroth [c.f. mcquaig, the masonic report, norcross, georgia, answer books and tapes, 1976, p. 34] masons have taken the cross of jesus christ and turned it into a phallic

, norcross, georgia, answer books and tapes, 1976, p. 34] masons have taken the cross of jesus christ and turned it into a phallic symbol. how dare they take the crown of jesus christ and turn it into a phallic symbol? actually, the cross was made to be representative of the entire sex act- heterosexual intercourse- by pretending the perpendicular staff to be the phallus and the horizontal bar be the female sex organ! one side issue that this quote settles is that this official masonic publication, printed in contemporary times, 1976, quotes albert pike as an authority. we have had many emails from masons claiming that albert pike had been discredited by contemporary masonry, and even some email suggesting that a "rogue" albert pike wrote morals and dogma and magnum opus. we can now see th


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activity, for through it all things are generated. gby means of the thirty-two paths. it gives everything, existing, shape and size. h 10 this sephirah is the spiritus mundi. from 'hokmah is derived the balance of the sephiroth, the next six of which refer to the dimensions of the universe- length, breadth, and depth moving as it were outwardly towards the positive and the negative, the male and the female principles each, therefore, in two directions. together they form the six faces of a perfect cube (the stone of the wise: the tenth sephirah, malkuth, the kingdom or sabbath represents rest, poise, and completion. these first three sephiroth- kether, binah, and 'hokmah (father, mother, and son- the supernal triad- constitute the intelligible or intellectual world. and since the holy anc

e or mercy, also called gedulah (magnificence; and the negative or female principle pahad (punishment, also called geburah (severity) and din (judgment. these two unite in the sixth sephirah, tiphereth (beauty, the highest manifestation of ethical life- the ideal. the third triad is called the physical or material world and consists of the male or positive sephirah netzah (triumph or victory, and the female or negative hod (glory or splendour. they constitute the garms of god h and represent the centripetal and centrifugal energies of the universe, for gall the energies, forces, and increase in the universe proceed through them h.12 in turn they unite in the sephirah yesod (foundation, the principle of all generation. they represent the deity gas the universal power, creator, and generator

eated had received the reflection of the shekinah, they attempted to reflect this reflection on the unpurified minds of their followers. the result was not illuminism but madness, not for them only, but for those intoxicated by them. secret wisdom of the qabalah page 41 plate 6: the mystery of aleph (a) aleph (b) the beginning of motion through opposition (c) the whirling forces of the zodiac (d) the female swastika (e) the male swastika. the 17 squares of the swastika refer to iao, whose numerical value is 17. secret wisdom of the qabalah page 42 in the first chapter of genesis is depicted the fall of the yetziratic deity through inversion due to reflection; the glory of this deity, that is the shekinah within it, being the agent which renders the formation of a simulacrum possible. accor

e removed from the world, then it is said of the letters of god's name that gon that day the lord shall be one and his name one h (zech. xiv, 9. 34 as in god above all things become a perfect unity, that is a perfect balance, so also in man below must a perfect unity be established, for all things are also to be found in man. to the qabalist the mystery of faith consists gin the union of god with the female whom he fructifies, after the manner of the union of male and female h. to the christian this may seem a blasphemy, but remembering that in the qabalah the union of the sexes is looked upon as the sublimest act in life, to the jews it is the reverse. gbenediction does not abide save when male and female are together h; 35 and even moses the law-giver of israel was not considered perfect

the union of the sexes is looked upon as the sublimest act in life, to the jews it is the reverse. gbenediction does not abide save when male and female are together h; 35 and even moses the law-giver of israel was not considered perfect because he was separated from his wife. 36 god being a unity in the spiritual world, this oneness is manifested in the material world when the male is united to the female gin a righteous purpose h 37; for it is through the union of bodies and souls that perfect unity is attained. so long as jacob was unmarried, god did not manifest to him clearly. after marriage he arrived at the perfection which is above as distinguished from the perfection which is below, and god manifested to him clearly. 38 we thus see that the mystery of sex is but the mystery of go

what was, shall be and what has been done, shall be done. h 8 this strange story is both obscure and perplexing, because it is difficult to attribute imperfection to god. but to the qabalist it is otherwise, for the no-thing evolves into the some-thing, the who; and necessity creeps in, for necessity is impossible without a choice, and choice demands the existence of opposing forces, the male and the female, or the positive and the negative. we are told somewhat mysteriously: before the forms of the holy king, the atteek, were prepared, it built worlds and made forms for their preservation, but the female principle was not joined yet with the male principle. therefore they could not exist until this was done. 9 until this balance was established adam qadmon could not appear and replace the

admon- creates the potentialities of satan (the demon hordes; and as tetragrammaton is possessed of a horror (a void) when he contemplates the loss of his identity, in order to maintain it secret he forbids adam to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, because its fruits are death, that is they lead to passivity- the magical recoil which threatens the active existence of satan. next eve, the female counterpart of adam, is formed, and though mystically the man and the woman are created in one form, face to face, allegorically the creation of eve precedes that of adam, for allegorically the positive forces of life (the masculine) emanate from the negative forces (the feminine. by separating the od from tetragrammaton (y)hvh-and thus creating eve, a stupendous active and consequently

, face to face, allegorically the creation of eve precedes that of adam, for allegorically the positive forces of life (the masculine) emanate from the negative forces (the feminine. by separating the od from tetragrammaton (y)hvh-and thus creating eve, a stupendous active and consequently demoniacal force is released; for eve is gthe mother of all living things h (including the gmother of god h) the female, or negative, force of jah (yh- the heh of which is ever seeking to reunite with the od. in its lower aspect od represents microcosmic man; in its higher it represents the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. as man is a trinity in unity inhibited by a gleam of the supernal shin- the shin which, volatilizing into light, enabled tetragrammaton to become visible-so


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

esses, the rate of progress depended largely on the subsequent adjustment of these two primary elements or forces. a comprehensive study of prehistoric records shows that in an earlier age of existence upon the earth, at a time when woman's influence was in the ascendancy over that of man, human energy was directed by the altruistic characters which originated in and have been transmitted through the female; but after the decline of woman's power, all human institutions, customs, forms, and habits of thought are seen to reflect the egoistic qualities acquired by the male. nowhere is the influence of sex more plainly manifested than in the formulation of religious conceptions and creeds. with the rise of male power and dominion, and the corresponding repression of the natural female instinc

which investigation serves to accentuate the conclusions arrived at in the evolution of woman relative to the inheritance of each of the two lines of sexual demarcation. e.b.g. contents- chapter introduction i--sex the foundation of the god-idea ii--tree, plant, and fruit worship iii--sun worship--female and male energies in the sun iv--the dual god of the ancients a trinity also v--separation of the female and make elements in the deity vi--civilization of an ancient race vii--concealment of the early doctrines viii--the original god-idea of the israelites ix--the phoenician and hebrew god set or seth x--ancient speculations concerning creation xi--fire and phallic worship xii--an attempt to purify the sensualized faiths xiii--christianity a continuation of paganism xiv--christianity a co

importance of either sex in the office of reproduction decided the sex of this universal creative force. we shall observe also that the ideas of a god have always corresponded with the current opinions regarding the importance of either sex in human society. in other words, so long as female power and influence were in the ascendency, the creative force was regarded as embodying the principles of the female nature; later, however, when woman's power waned, and the supremacy of man was gained, the god-idea began gradually to assume the male characters and attributes. through scientific research the fact has been observed that, for ages after life appeared on the earth, the male had no separate existence; that the two sex-principles, the sperm and the germ, were contained within one and the

male characters and attributes. through scientific research the fact has been observed that, for ages after life appeared on the earth, the male had no separate existence; that the two sex-principles, the sperm and the germ, were contained within one and the same individual. through the processes of differentiation, however, these elements became detached, and with the separation of the male from the female, the reproductive functions were henceforth confided to two separate individuals. as originally, throughout nature, the female was the visible organic unit within whom was contained the exclusive creative power, and as throughout the earlier ages of life on the earth she comprehended the male, it is not perhaps singular that, even after the appearance of mankind on the earth, the greate

e accounted of more importance than those of man, was oftener worshipped under the form of a female figure. neith, minerva, athene, and cybele, the most important deities of their respective countries, were adored as perceptive wisdom, or light, while ceres and others represented fertility. with the incoming of male dominion and supremacy, however, we observe the desire to annul the importance of the female and to enthrone one all-powerful male god whose chief attributes were power and might. notwithstanding the efforts which during the historic period have been put forward to magnify the importance of the male both in human affairs and in the god-idea, still, no one, i think, can study the mythologies and traditions of the nations of antiquity without being impressed with the prominence g

le and to enthrone one all-powerful male god whose chief attributes were power and might. notwithstanding the efforts which during the historic period have been put forward to magnify the importance of the male both in human affairs and in the god-idea, still, no one, i think, can study the mythologies and traditions of the nations of antiquity without being impressed with the prominence given to the female element, and the deeper the study the stronger will this impression grow. during a certain stage of human development, religion was but a recognition of and a reliance upon the vivifying or fructifying forces throughout nature, and in the earlier ages of man's career, worship consisted for the most part in the celebration of festivals at stated seasons of the year, notably during seed-t

ton's archangel promised adam a life to last. till like ripe fruit thou drop into thy mother's lap"[4 [4] primitive culture, vol. i, p. 295. in the old religion the sky was the husband of the earth and the earth was mother of all the gods.[5] in the traditions of past ages the fact is clearly perceived that there was a time when the mother was not only the one recognized parent on earth, but that the female principle was worshipped as the more important creative force throughout nature [5] max muller, origin and growth of religion, p. 279. doubtless the worship of the female energy prevailed under the matriarchal system, and was practised at a time when women were the recognized heads of families and when they were regarded as the more important factors in human society. the fact has been

a factor in reproduction, or creation, the male was the more important. with this change the ideas of a deity also began to undergo a modification. the dual principle necessary to creation, and which had hitherto been worshipped as an indivisible unity, began gradually to separate into its individual elements, the male representing spirit, the moving or forming force in the generative processes, the female being matter--the instrument through which spirit works. spirit which is eternal had produced matter which is destructible. the fact will be observed that this doctrine prevails to a greater or less extent in the theologies of the present time. a little observation and reflection will show us that during this change in the ideas relative to a creative principle, or god, descent and the

had produced matter which is destructible. the fact will be observed that this doctrine prevails to a greater or less extent in the theologies of the present time. a little observation and reflection will show us that during this change in the ideas relative to a creative principle, or god, descent and the rights of succession which had hitherto been reckoned through the mother were changed from the female to the male line, the father having in the meantime become the only recognized parent. in the eumenides of aeschylus, the plea of orestes in extenuation of his crime is that he is not of kin to his mother. euripides, also, puts into the mouth of apollo the same physiological notion, that she who bears the child is only its nurse. the hindoo code of menu, which, however, since its earlie

ding to whatsoever seed is sown" although, through the accumulation of property in masses and the capture of women for wives, men had succeeded in gaining the ascendancy, and although the doctrine had been propounded that the father is the only parent, thereby reversing the established manner of reckoning descent, still, as we shall hereafter observe, thousands of years were required to eliminate the female element from the god-idea. we must not lose sight of the fact that human society was first organized and held together by means of the gens, at the head of which was a woman. the several members of this organization were but parts of one body cemented together by the pure principle of maternity, the chief duty of these members being to defend and protect each other if needs be with thei


GILBERT AE WAITE A MAGICIAN OF MANY PARTS

principle. it is in fact, the occult theory of monosexualism based on a blasphemous distortionofthesacred text' succeedingversesinvolve further distortions and blasphemies-not, however, to. be taken seriously. he sums uptherite in this way:therite puts asunderwhatgod has joined together. it then unites them in abondof defiance to the command that they should fill the earth. it takes the male from the female and the female from the male and then promises a spiritual union between the female partswiththe suggestion or the inference that there is a more fruitful union still possible between their male parts.if the words had been translated into literal deeds it would havebeenanextremelycuriousrite. machen and waite, however, werebothvery much concernedwithfemale partners. long before.the adve


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, and the emanations of deity, which cert255ainlyexisted in the oldest forms of the kabbalah, and in the minds of the composers of the early chapters of the pentateuch.itcannot be doubtedthata very large number of minds cling firmly to the roman catholic type of religion, owing to its insistance on reverence and praise to the beatified woman 255 mary- who is representative of the ancient views of the female counterpart of god-head. with this digression i must conclude, and i beg for a lenient judgment on these discursive remarks on our mystic order.the religion of freemasonry 123 [reprintedfromarsquatuorcoronatorum,vol. 1 (1886-88, pp.ss2558.]13. angels:jewish, christian and pagantheexistence of angels is asserted by almost all religions, and both the new testament and the old hebrew sacre

e always seeking to kill infants, and again that she seeks to kill men also, and no man is safe who sleeps in a house alone, for he may be thus captured as adam was. she is also commonly called the wife of samael and thethedevil, and evil spirits137mother of shedim, and the ensnaress, maziquism. lilith meant a dust-cloud,butwas also translated as an owl, and as a screeching bird of night. naamah, the female demon, is the mother of many devils, her name means pleasure. she is said to have led astray uzza and azael, two of the beni elohim angels. asimon, the un-named one, is another devil of some repute, and no sex is apparent, in this case.thedevils are also said to have a special home in the moon; for evil spirits, night apparitions, and devils abide there. while on the other planets are t


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called the 'universe. 8 justice is referred to, and,and11 strength is referred totoandq,which causeth a transposition in the attribution, for these are cognate symbols. but at one time the82thesorcerer and his apprenticesword of justice wastheegyptian 'knife' symbol of the*'sickle of leo, while the scales represented the sun having'.just quitted the balance point of highest declination. similarly the female and the lionrepresentedthe idea of venus (lady) offire of vulcan (hinexalted).but'the earliest attribution was the lion-goddess (or lion-god of.'horus)to.q.andmatthegoddess oftruthwith herscales'to, and this is therefore better. alsowas attributed to.225..horus at one time. so unto the 'foolish man' is attributed air, moveable .and'.never permanent.the'juggler' isthenatural symbol of me

en thesunwasstill in the signoftaurus. therefore it must have been,ifthe theory be true,arelicofthe formertime-the last time when the sun at the vernal equinox was in thatsign-and as a relic, corrupt and degraded.'now we are comingjustnow into thesignof"aquarius 'there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water. said christ; and now the meeting had come, and the development of the intuition, the female power, is a noticeable fact all over the world- the enormous interest which now at the close of this centuryistaken bye:veryclass"and by every manner ofmanorwoman, more or less, in all mystic or occult subiects.everyoneiscarried onthewavewhether he will or no. history repeats itself; and the time has come for the history to repeat itself, as marked onthegreat clock on the zodiac; by tha


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ion involves a special spiritual technology which was revealed by jesus after his resurrection to his disciples, with final revelations being given to paul in what are now known as the mysteries. the secret of the qadesh jesus said" when you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside, and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female..then you will enter the kingdom. the gospel of thomas 2:38. within the oldest gnostic traditions we find that a further division is made within the spiritual classes. the psychic or dove class are allowed to reproduce (though not encouraged) and in fulfil the role of creating children, however, those of the serpent cl


GREENFIELD ALLEN SECRET CIPHER OF THE UFONAUTS

lution of the ufo mystery, up until the discovery of the cipher of the ufonauts. barker, a close ally of james w. moseley, died suddenly in the early 1980s. bell, dr. fred, contactee in communication with a female ufonaut, one semjase, a pleiadean being, since 1971. semjase has shown up in a number of other cases over the last twenty or so years. bethurum, truman, became a contactee in 1952, with the female ufonaut aura rhanes from the planet clarion. a physical contactee of the adamski type, bethurum seemed a down-to- earth person with an extraordinary story to tell. secret cipher of the ufonauts 9 bimstein, louis m, also known as max theon and aia aziz. the son of a polish rabbi, bimstein traveled in nineteenth century egypt and became a disciple of the coptic initiate paolos metamon, un

n bethurum s contact, aura rhanes, a female and thus unusual in the history of contactee accounts, has the cipher meaning of female. one would then expect, in future funny-name cases with female entities, some cipher reference to the femaleness of the being hidden in the being s name. thus, when semjase arrives in fred bell s life, we are not surprised to find her name the equivalent of gynander, the female in a so-called male role. further, when we find secret cipher of the ufonauts 25 her to come from a planet she calls erra, the exact equivalent of al bender s contact word kazik, we can predict without knowing the details that first communication will be mental or telepathic, followed by more physical encounters. so it is. but who plants such messages, and why? to answer this, one must

eration for leaving a room is turning the door knob and pushing the door. resistance is not futile= 329= abrogate are all rituals, all ordeals, all words. in the seminal and quintessential chapter 36 of the book of lies, aleister crowley informs us, let the adept be armed with his magick rood [and provided with his mystic rose. the magick rood, or wand, is the supreme male symbol; the mystic rose the female complement. the ritual, called the star sapphire, is the revelation to the initiated of the key secret of the magick of the conquest of the universe. thus, we find the wand: the double wand of power= 329= resistance is not futile. the blond alien khyia of procyon, our alleged informant from the stars= 150= mystic rose. combined, by theosophic addition, the wand and rose together are 3+2


GRERALD SCHUELER AN ADVANCED GUIDE TO ENOCHIAN MAGICK

g tation throughout the atmosphere. the water and air appear to be acting together to create al l manner of forms. designs and patterns of intricate shapes and delicate pues will appear and then dissolve again. step 7. you will see the goddess isis in this reg an in her capacity as the fire of solidification. she is the power 129 behind the continual formation of shapes and colors in this square. the female sphinx here looks like a huge hawk with human arras and hands. the atmosphere of this square is charged with a strong feminine current. the net result is that the entice square vibrates with creative forces that sculpt and mold the elements into beautiful multa-colored designs but with little conscious planning or purpose. there seems to be no other purpose to the shape-shifting than th

idea is expressed in the jungian descriptions of the anima and animus. in other words, a person outwardly male is inwardly female and vice versa. this idea echoes the magi -cal theorem that e ve ry indi vidual is essentially sufficient to himself. a part of the great work of every magician is to cultivate those virtues and qualities in which he/she is deficient. to do this a man may invoke one of the female enochian 152 deities, or one of the egyptian goddesses who presides over certain of the lesser watchtower squares such as isis or nephthys. he can then identify himself with her and adopt her qualities as his own. similarly, a woman may invoice one of the male deities and identify herself with him and adopt his qualities as her own. knowledge of the sexual currents that flow within the

enl ightened to the true nature of things. within and around the human body is an aura, a subtle body of light with several gradations. the lowest of these is called the etheric body. the etheric body consists of an electromagnetic field. like any magnet, there is a north pole and a south pole. in the male body the north pole is in the region of the loins while the south pole is in the chest. in the female body the poles are reversed; the north pole is in the chest while the south pole is in the loins. the north pole is a region of egress. the south pole is a region of ingress. the north pole is act ive and outgoing. the south pole is passive and receptive. as with any magnet, like poles repel while opposite poles attract. the task of the magician is to consciously control this magnetic f


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of life. humanly by the supply of sperm cells in the male. 3 understanding or intuition. originatively processed by the god-aspect yhvh elohim (i will be gods or goddesses. creatively by archangel tzafkiel( watcher or observer of god. formatively by the angelic order of the aralim (thrones or seats. expressively by the planet shabetai (saturn. humanly by the supply of unfertilised ova or eggs in the female (here male and female forces meet, mate and fertilise. in a perfect condition of creation this would result in a state of beautiful harmony as at sphere 6, but since the object is a material world, this is pushed out of place by the act, and the gap between god and man becomes the great abyss, across which the lifestream goes to) 4 mercy or generosity. origination governed by god-aspect


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r tradition of today hangs by threads which ultimately link it without a break to ancient times. of the priceless records of the romans, who let the first ray of history fall on their defeated but unsubdued enemy, i have spoken in the fourth and sixth chapters. if among gods and heroes only tuisco, mannus and alx are named in german, and the rest given in' romana interpretatio' on the other hand, the female names nerthus, veleda, tanfana, huldana (for hludana, aliruna, have kept their original form; and so have names of peoples and places that lead back to gods, ingaevones, iscaevones, herminones, asciburgium. christian authors also, writing in latin, prefer the roman names, yet, when occasion calls, wodan, thunar, frea, sahsnot cannot be avoided. the refined language of the goths, and the

adjective names, i was fain to claim for nerthus also an adj. basis nairthus, with the sense of mild, gracious, fair. frigg too p. 301-2) i interpret by the adj. free, fair, gracious- if gaue, gauden, is a corruption of the masc. woden, it might still have an accessory notion of good. frouwa is obviously the fem. to froho, and still asserts her full power in our present frau. almost all names of the female deities have still a transparent meaning; as compared with those of the male, there is something innocent and inviolable in them, and for that reason they seem to have been treated tenderly or tolerated. the delicacy and inoffensive matter of the myth have shielded it longer in popular legend. pkeface. xxi the goddess hellia has exchanged her personal meaning for a local one, that of he

g. symratiiy. charms. lltci' stuffs. the hearts of certain birds, the flesh, blood and fat of certain beasts possessed a peculiar healing power^ monkey's flesh does the sick lion good (reinh. cclx, though the ignorant wolf recommends that of the goat and ram^ the blood of birds and of the fox heals wounds, pentam. 2, 5. crow's hlood bewitches, sup. g, 1. 202, blood from the cock's comb, brains of the female hare are of service, ettn. hebamme 875. of a piece avith this is the superstitious healing of leprosy by the blood of innocent boys and pure maids, that of the falling sickness by the blood of slain malefactors, sup. i, 1080. spittle, and even mere breath, are medicinal (see suppl. a great many appliances heal or hurt by symjpatliy. thus jaundice is rendered incurable by a yellow-footed


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sava.ge look that savours of the giant, especially the woodsprites. grendeps nature borders on those of giants and gods. not so with the females however: the wild women and female nixes drop into the class of fortune-telling swan-maids who are of human kind, while the elfins that present the drinking-horn melt into the circle of valkyrs; and here again we recognise a general beauty pervading all the female spirits, and raising them above the males, whose characteristics come out more individually. in wichtels, dwarfs and goblins, especially in that children s bugbear the man ruprecht, there shews itself a comic faculty derived from the oldest times. through the whole existence of elves, nixes, and goblins there runs a low under-current of the unsatisfied, disconsolate: they do not rightly

explain by a god of harvest, kupalo: youths and maidens, garlanded with flowers and girt with holy herbs, assembled on the 24th june, lighted a fire, leapt and led their flocks over it, singing hymns the while in praise of the god. they thought thereby to shield their cattle from the leshis or woodsprites. at times a white cock is said to have been burnt in the fire amid dance and song. even now the female saint, whose feast the greek ritual keeps on this day [agrippina, has the by-name kitpdlnitsa; a burning pile of wood is called the same, and so, according to karamzin, is the flower that is strewn on st. john s day [ranunculus, crowfoot* this fire seems to have extended to the lithuanians too: i find that with them kupoles is the name of a st. john s herb. tettau and temme p. 277 repor

er, for the chafer is a brisk lively creature, and in swabia they still say kafermassig for agilis, vivax (granim. 2, 571. 1013. the as. has ceafortiin, cafertun, for atrium, vestibulum; scarabaeorum oppidum as it were, because chafers chirp in it? 3 the second term, ohg. wibil, webil, mhg. wibel, 1 zmokly is drenched, zmoknuti to wet; mokry gako zmok, dripping like an earth- sprite. 2 here again the female being has the advantage over the male. 3 helbling, speaking of an ill-shaped garment, starts the query (1, 177, where 692 teees and animals. nhg. webelj wiebel, as. wifel, wefel, engl. weevil, agrees with lith. wabalasf wabalis, lett, wabbols, and i trace it to weben (weave, wave) in the sense of our leben und weben/ vigere, moveri; we say( kriebeln und wiebeln of the swarming of beetle

to a tusked one, the elephant (varro 7, 39. 40. 0. mull. p. 135. but we call the beetle hirsch (stag, fr. cerf volant, and even ox and goat, all of them horned beasts, pol. ielonek, 0. slav, elenetz (both stagling, boh. rohac (corniger, austr. hornier, swed. horntroll. again, a lat. name for scarabaeus terrester was taurus, plin. 30, 5 (12, which keeps my lucanus bos or cervus, in countenance. to the female the bohemians give the further name of labka (granny. on p. 183 we came across a more significant name, donnerguegi, donnerpuppe, in obvious allusion to donar, whose holy tree the beetle loves to dwell in; and with this, apparently, agrees a general term for beetles which extends through scandinavia, viz. westergotl. torbagge, swed. tortyfuel, norweg. tordivel, jutl. torr, torre. true

istinctly our schildburg (aula clypeis tecta, a bit of heathenism the poet let fall inadvertently; so the bdda speaks of valholl as skioldum j?6kt, lagt gyltum skioldum, sva sem span]?ak/ sn. 2, thatched with golden shields as with shingle-roof (p. 702 and suppl. eddie names in sgem. 49b. sn. 177; all masculine, some obviously founded on personification. heaven is pictured as a husband, embracing the female earth; he is not however admitted into the circle of the gods, like ovpavbs, whereas earth does stand among the goddesses. to us heaven signifies simply a certain space, the residence of gods. two poetic names for it have reference to that enigmatical being mimir (p. 379: hreggmimir, rain-shedder, from hregg imber; and vetmimir, moistener? conf. vaeta humor. to express star, constellati

ike, is spoken to, and called bani vrsar/ wood-killer. balder, phol, is perhaps to be under stood as a divinity of light (pp. 227. 612-4, and from another point of view ostara (p. 291. mist was taken for a valkyr (p. 421. hler (p. 240) and oegir (pp. 137. 311) are gods of the wave, and ban a goddess (p. 311; geban, gefjon (pp. 239. 311) is divided between both sexes. the fern, ahva (p. 583 n) and the female names of our rivers (p. 600) lead us to expect watergoddesses, with which agrees the preponderance of nixies and mermaids (p. 487, also the softness of the element, though osinn too is found under the name of hnikar (ibid) snow and hoarfrost are thought of as male (p. 761, but the norse drifa (loose drifting snow) is a daughter of snior (yogi, saga 16. the earth, like terra and tellus

immaterial objects open a far wider field for personifi cations; and here we see female ones decidedly predominate over male. of the latter the most striking instances are, i think, the following. donar is pictured at once as father and grandfather (p. 167; aija to the lapps, ukko to the finns, are grandfather as well as thunder. wunscli, oski, a name of wuotan (p. 143) signifies much the same as the female figures salida, fruma,xapt&lt; and the gr. tto^o (wish, longing) occasionally occurs as ho#o. if i am right in my interpretations of gibika (p. 137, gduts (pp. 23. 367 72, sigi (pp. 27. 371, we can easily find female beings to match them also. all these names belonged to the highest god, whose creative bounty blesses; others to his near kinsman the majestic god of war: wig (pugna, p

ersonifications of single virtues: as deity branched out bodily into separate powers, its spiritual attributes appeared likewise as though distributed into rays, so as to shine before mankind. but here again, honour, love, truth, gentleness, shame, self-control and pity all assume the guise of goddesses, because the people were accustomed from of old to hand over all that was fair and gracious to the female sex (see suppl. it was the accepted belief that, like the wise- women of heathenism (pp. 400. 424, the virtues selected favourites with whom to lodge and consort. offended or wronged by evil-doing, they took their leave, and returned to the heavenly dwelling, the place of their birth. in this too they are like the swan-wives, who after long sojourn among men suddenly take wing and seek


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d seen, and read the particulars. he assured me it was correct in every particular and attached his name to the account i had written down at the time, to certify that it was true. these books are locked up and nobody can see them; and sometimes,ifi repeat some previous question which has escaped my memory, 1 am referred to the book in whichithas been previously answered.theseers are generally of the female sex, and it is impossible to tell by their personal appearance whether they have the gift or not. 1 once knew a seeress that weighed 19 stone.theonly way to tell whether a person is a seer is by trying. two persons occasionally see the same thing at the same time.onone occasion a lady was looking into the crystal, and when the mist divided she saw her husband in conversation with a lady


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irited princess whose hand he wins in a jumping competition. the story known as truth and lies has been interpreted as an allegorical version of the osiris myth, with the deities transformed into a dysfunctional human family.62 the plot involves a son who grows up to avenge his father, truth, and defeat the enemy, lies. in contrast to isis, the hero s mother is presented as lustful and heartless. the female characters also prove to be evil in the story of the two brothers. the hero is falsely accused of attempting to rape his brother s wife and then betrayed by the woman given to him as a wife by the gods. many mythological themes appear in semidisguised form in this story.63 the two brothers have the same names as two gods (anubis and bata) and exhibit some superhuman powers. the story is

. once the twins had been born, the sexual identity of atum becomes fixed as a father. a further development was the personification of the hand of atum as a goddess, thus giving him a sexual partner. since the hand goddess came directly from the creator, she was his daughter as well as his consort. this god- mythical time lines 63 dess was often identified with hathor, who came to be regarded as the female creative principle. the twins sometimes appear to be the male and female aspects of atum. he embraces them to transfer his ka (vital essence) to them. in coffin texts spell 80, shu and tefnut are described as living with their father in the primeval waters. the three deities cling tightly to each other as if they were still one entity. for creation to continue, shu and tefnut had to bec

dentified with various manifestations of the creator sun god such as ra- horakhty and shu. later these references to other deities were purged, and aten was redefined as the light which comes from the solar disk. this could not really be depicted, so the disk-and-rays image of aten may be no more than an elaborate hieroglyphic writing of the god s name. the rays only hold out life to the king and the female members of the royal family. everyone else was expected to receive life from akhenaten and his chief queen, nefertiti, in return for absolute loyalty. the worship of the most popular creator god, amun-ra, was banned, and the cults of other deities were neglected or ignored. akhenaten tried to abolish most of the complex mythology that had grown up around the solar cycle. there was to be

egyptian art under the names of aha, hity (haty, or bes. they often appear in groups strangling snakes, waving knives, or playing musical instruments. aha, whose name means fighter, attacked and overcame the forces of evil such as demons, chaos serpents, and foreign sorcerers. hity was a kind of divine exorcist who drove away evil by stamping, dancing, and banging a drum or a tambourine. bes, and the female counterpart whom egyptologists call beset, performed similar functions. by the end of the second millennium bce, bes and beset were sometimes identified with the divine siblings, shu and tefnut. paradoxically, bes became a giant dwarf whose body reached from the underworld to the heavens. he could also be regarded as a special embryonic form of the creator sun god. it may be in this rol

y identified with osiris. see also horus; nut; osiris; shu and tefnut references and further reading: f. t. miosi. some aspects of geb in the pyramid texts. bulletin of the egyptology seminar 10 (1989/90: 101 107. h. te velde. geb. in lexikon der gyptologie ii. wiesbaden: 1977, 427 429 (in english. primary sources: pt 356, 592; ct 80, 515; bd 181, 185; bhc; boe; bofnut; ismailia naos hand of atum the female element or partner of the creator deity, often identified as the goddesses iusaas or hathor nebet-hetepet, was referred to as the hand of atum. see also atum; hathor hapy (hapi) a deity or group of deities who embodied the life-giving power of the inundation, hapy was usually depicted as a very fat man with pendulous breasts and blue or green skin. though egypt was totally dependent on

lt. it was proper for the whole of creation to rejoice when hathor appeared again in all her radiant beauty and joined forces with her father. the union of hathor and the creator could be thought of in sexual terms or, more abstractly, as a merging of the creator with his own active power. hathor was the goddess who personified both the hand that made atum ejaculate and the divine seed itself. as the female creative principle, she could be the most seductive and alluring of deities. this erotic side of her nature made hathor the patroness of lovers in egyptian poetry and justified the greeks in identifying her with aphrodite. in the contendings of horus and seth, the sun god pre (ra) becomes angry when he is insulted by the baboon god babi and lies down on his back. this implies that the c

s of joy, was among the deities, themes, and concepts 139 followers of the inundation god hapy when he brought new life to egypt each year. the roman writer pliny the elder noted an egyptian belief that frogs were spontaneously generated from the mud left by the receding nile flood. heqet came to be worshipped as a goddess of the primeval slime who gave birth to the sun god. heqet was regarded as the female counterpart of the creator god khnum, and the two are linked in a middle kingdom royal-birth myth. the sun god ra sends a group of deities to assist a woman called ruddedet giving birth to three children who are destined to be kings. four goddesses isis, nephthys, meskhenet, and heqet disguise themselves as dancing girls while khnum pretends to be their servant. at the house of ruddedet

in egypt, they identified heryshef with their deified hero herakles (hercules. see also banebdjedet; osiris references and further reading: h. kees. heracleopolis and the fayum. in ancient egypt: a cultural topography. london: 1961, 212 230. primary sources: ct 420; bd 175; stela of somtutefnakht hippopotamus goddesses the male hippopotamus was feared by the egyptians as a destructive force, but the female hippopotamus was respected as a fierce protector of her young and the embodiment of the life-giving power of water. several hippopotamus goddesses are known, such as ipet (opet, reret, and taweret (taurt, thoeris, but they are probably just aspects of the same goddess. this goddess could also deities, themes, and concepts 141 manifest herself in dual or group forms. as taweret (the grea

. on a magical stela, isis tells her son horus that a sow and a dwarf were the protectors of his infant body. by the ptolemaic period, taweret had the title lady of the birth house. even great goddesses such as hathor, mut, and isis sometimes took the grotesque form of the great one when they acted as saviors of the innocent. the guilty, however, could expect no mercy from hippopotamus goddesses. the female monster ammut who devoured the souls of those who failed the judgment of osiris was a mixture of hippopotamus, lion, and crocodile. in the 142 handbook of egyptian mythology hippopotamus constellation shown in egyptian sky maps, taweret and other ferocious deities eternally stand guard over seth s evil bull form. this stellar role may lie behind plutarch s statement that thoeris (tawere

entified with mut uniting with her consort amun to produce a divine child who was destined to rule egypt. each new king absorbed the power to rule from the milk of his mother mut. as an emblem of sovereignty, mut could be shown wearing the white crown of upper egypt or the double crown of upper and lower egypt and holding royal scepters. a few new kingdom hymns name her as the leader of the gods, the female equivalent of the creator sun god. they praise her for creating the inundation from the sweat of her body and caring for all people. mut could also play the role of the shining first-born daughter of the sun god, the eye of ra. she was sometimes linked with the myth in which ra and his daughter take the form of cats to slay the apophis serpent under the ished tree. when mut quarreled wi


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, the mist had disappeared and a complete change of scene had been wrought. the fires of the funeral pyre had rekindled of themselves, and stretched thereon was seen a hind (rohit)*which was none else than the prince rohita, devarata, who, pierced to the heart with the knife he haddirected against another, was burning as a sacrifice for his sin* a play upon words. rohit in sanskrit is the dame of the female of the deer, the hind, androhita means "red. it was because of his cowardice and fear of death that he was changed,according to the legend, into a hind by the gods. some little way apart from the altar, also lying stretched out, but on a bed of lotuses, peacefully sleptsunahsepha; and in the place on his breast where the knife had descended was seen to bloom a beautiful bluelotus. the p


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that could indicate one of you is thinking about divorce. if you're not married and the king of diamonds comes in the seventh, it might mean that you are going to marry a lawyer. in the tenth it might be that you yourself will achieve tremendous recognition and dignity in the work you do. it has to do with dignity, and it has to do with reputation and longstanding situations. queen of diamonds is the female version of the king of diamonds. it also has to do with any woman who is over thirty-five. also, if you are a married man, it could indicate the "other woman" in your life. if you're a woman and the queen of diamonds falls in the seventh circle, it might indicate that your husband's having an affair. it would not be just a boyish affair, but one that had more of a permanent hold on him


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(masks) by which she has been called throughout history may be traced by the owl representation of the nature of these goddesses. finally, she is the queen mother of vampires, which is entirely in keeping with all the above references to 3 her. she was in this aspect in the tale of the egyptian sekmet, the blood-drinking goddess of the south (and may be related to seker in this aspect. lilith is the female serpent who latched onto eves brain centre in her union with samael who possessed adam. their union produced the first born (or in some mythologies, the dark twin) male, cain who through adversity was taught knowledge and wisdom by his true spiritual parents who he came into communion with. he became the eternal father of and the first in the circle of witchblood. throughout history he


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resent book does. if both the honest trainee and the attentive reader will find in this book all they have been searching for in vain all the years, then the book has fulfilled its purpose completely. the author. part i theory picture of the magician: the first tarot card interpretation of the symbolism below you will find the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms expressed in a symbolic manner. the female on the left side and the male on the right side are the plus (positive) and the minus (negative) in every human being. in their middle is seen a hermaphrodite, a creature personifying the male and female combined in one as the sign of concinnity between the male and female principle the electrical and magnetical fluids are shown in red and blue colors, electrical fluid being red, magnet

male on the right side are the plus (positive) and the minus (negative) in every human being. in their middle is seen a hermaphrodite, a creature personifying the male and female combined in one as the sign of concinnity between the male and female principle the electrical and magnetical fluids are shown in red and blue colors, electrical fluid being red, magnetical fluid blue. the head region of the female is electrical, therefore red, the region of the genitals is magnetical, consequently blue. as for the male, it happens to be in inverted order. above the hermaphrodite there is a globe as a sign of the earth sphere, above which the magician is illustrated with the four elements. above the male, there are the active elements, that of the fire in red and the air element in blue color. abo

female is electrical, therefore red, the region of the genitals is magnetical, consequently blue. as for the male, it happens to be in inverted order. above the hermaphrodite there is a globe as a sign of the earth sphere, above which the magician is illustrated with the four elements. above the male, there are the active elements, that of the fire in red and the air element in blue color. above the female there are the passive elements, the water element in green and the element of the earth in yellow color. the middle along the magician up to the globe is dark purple, representing the sign of the akasa principle above the magician s head, with an invisible ribbon for a crown, there is a gold-edged silvery white lotus flower as a sign of the divinity. in the inside there is the ruby red

eutral, right side electrical, left side also, the inside neutral. the fingers of the left hand: fore- and back part neutral, right side electrical, left side as well, the inside neutral. the feet: fore- and back part neutral, right side magnetical, left side electrical, the inside neutral. the male genitals: forepart electrical, back part neutral, right and left side also, the inside magnetical. the female genitals: forepart magnetical, back part, right and left side neutral, the inside electrical. the last vertebra& anus: fore and back part neutral, right and left side as well, the inside magnetical. with the help of this occult anatomy and the key of the tetrapolar magnet, the adept may compile further analogies if wanted. the alchemist will recognize that the human body represents a ge

but with a different underlying motive: here we have to deal with a phantom of eroticism: the birth of such a phantom if one may use the expression of birth at all takes place in the face, the beautiful body of a living person, sometimes only a photo, a pornographic illustration or something similar with the purpose of provoking the lust, the sexual instinct, regardless of the person belonging to the female or male sex. provided anyone being in love, having no opportunity at all of satisfying his personal longing, the stronger and more vehement this yearning will grow, and at the same time the phantom s insinuations will become stronger, because it is thriving entirely on thoughts of yearning. the more the concerned person tries to resist this unsatisfied love, the more obtrusive the phant

se it may serve, is a sacred act, a prayer by which the generative act of love is imitated. everything created in the universe has been produced by the act of love. this universal law is the fundament of sexual magic. obviously one ought to work with a like-minded congenial partner who has gone through the same magical training. the male magician represents the active begetting principle, whereas the female partner, familiar with the mastery of the electric and magnetic fluids, has got to change her polarity so that her head becomes magnetic and her genitals electric. with respect to the male partner, the conditions are reversed: the polarity of his head must be electric and that of the genitals magnetic. the intercourse between the two partners produces an extremely strong bipolar effort

a chakra also has been called the brakma center because in this phase of development the yogi scholar recognizes brahma as the godhead in the most subtle manifestation. brahma is the eternal, the inscrutable, the universal, the indefinable, the steady and the calm, and therefore the positive part. brahma does not create out of himself, but all that has been created has been done so by his shakti, the female principle. shakti in the muladhara chakra represents the serpent winding round the phallus and using the imagination, its creative power. a lot more could be said about this center, but the experienced magician will be satisfied with these hints to understand that a parallel exists between religious and initiating systems. consequently the shakti or kundalini power represents the imagin


ISIS UNVEILED

toct- digitizecoy google the fhysico-f5ychol0g1cal american type 19 ot men from tarioua climates and of different constitutions and habits, have, since 1492, invaded north america, and by intermarrying have substantiauy changed the physical type of the inhabitants. in what country in the world do the women's constitutions bear comparison with the delicate, nervous, and sensitive constitutions of the female portion of the population of the united states? we were struck on our arrival in the country with the semi-transparent delicacy of skin^ the natives of both sexes. compare a hard-working irish factory girl or boy with one from a genuine american family. look at their hands. one works as bard aa the other; they are of equal age, and both seemingly healthy; and yet, while the bands of the

primeval, invisible and incomprehenuble dtaot, out of i^ch proceeded the inieiligihe one the egyptian pta, or" the principle of laghi not the light itself, and the prindple of ijfe, thou^ himself no life" the wisdom by which the father created the heavens is the son, or the kabalistic androgynous adam kadmon. the son is at once the male rd, or light of wisdom, prudence or intd- ligence, sephira, the female part of himself; while from this dual being proceeds the third emanation, the binah or reason, the second intelli- gence the holy ghost of the christians. therefore strictly speaking there is a tetraktts or quaternary, consisting of the unintelligible first monad and its triple emanation, which properly constitutes our trinity. how then avoid perceiving at once that had not the christia

o strongly suggestive of devil-worship" as des mousseaux tells us. we can scarcely be assured that the morality of the pagans would be in the least improved were they allowed a free inquiry into the life of, say, the psalmist-king, the author of those sweet psalms which are so rapturously repeated by christians. the difference between david performing a phallic dance before the holy ark emblem of the female principle and a hindfl vishnavite bearing the same emblem on his forehead, favors the former only in the eyes of those who have studied neither the ancient faith nor their own. when a rehgion which compelled david to cut off and deliver two hundred fore- skins of his enemies before he could become the king's son-in-law(.1 sam, 155. cbm. ccjemmi: the mgfholon of uu bindat. p. 331. digiti

clipses its light. than this, nothing could more completely identify the christian mother and child with isis and horus, ishtar, venus, juno, and a host of other pagan goddesses, who have been called 'queen of heaven 'queen of the universe 'mother of god 'spouse of god' the 'celestial virgin' the 'heavenly peace-makn* etc" such pictures are not purely astronomical. they represent the mole god and the female goddess, as the sun and moon in conjunction "the union of the triad with the unit" the horns of the cow on the head of isis have the same significance. and so above, below, outside, and inside the cbristiaii church, in the priestly ganneots. and the religious rites, we recognise the stamp of exoteric heathenism. on no subject within the wide range of human knowledge has the world been m

hieropbants of the sanctuary are to be discredited, or accepted as facts, the splendid imagery employed by proclus and apuleius in narrating the small por^ tion of the final initiation that they dared reveal, throws completely into the shade the plagiarized tales of the christian ascetics, faithful eopiet though they were intended to be. the story of the temptation of st. anthony in tlw desert by the female daemon is a parody upon the pre- liminary trials of the neophyte during the mikra, or minor mysteries of agrae those rites at the thought of which clement railed so bitterly, and which represented the bereaved demeter in search of her child, and her good-natured hostess baubo' without entering again into a demonstration that in christian, and especially irish roman cathohc, churches* th

drtone: amu, he, p. 140. 222. cf. c. w. king: the onothci, cte. p. 231, 2iul cd; tht onadon <4 ou bumi virgin mary, by patutub, buhap cf ries. 223. edtnburpaamem april, 1851, p. 411; dted in pococke /njtaircre(0(,pp.31s-9: londod. 1852. digitizecoy google the vffigin maby on the cab of jagannatha 111 codvey tbe ungam of siva. to have used thit car to carry id its turn the romish representative of the female principle in nature, is to show discrimination and a thorough knowledge of the oldest mythological con- ceptions. they have blended the two deities, and thus represented, in a christian procession, the 'heathen' brahma, or nora (the father, n&ri (the mother, and viraj (the son. says manu "the sovereign master who exists through himself) divid^ his body into two halves, male and female

all monae. next comes the demiurge called bd or el, who is the active power of the godhead. the third is the principle of wisdom, hea or boa, who also rules the sea and the imderworld. each of these has his divine consort, giving us anata, digitizecoy google vabiovs 'only-begotten' sons 171 bdua, and dmkina. these, however, are only like the saktit, and not especially remarked by theologists. but the female principle is denoted- by mylitta, the great mother, called also ishtar. so with the three male gods, we have the triad or trimarti, and with mylitta added, the arba or four toraktys of pythagoras, which perfects and potentializes all. hence, the ahove-given modes of expression. the following chal- daean scheme may serve as an iuustratiou for all others: m mylitta arbsril, pour-fold god

stos was the mediator and guide between god (the higher, and everything spiritual in man; achamoth the younger sophia per- formed the same function between the 'primitive man' ennoia and matter. what was mysteriously meant by the general term, chrittos, we have just explained. deuvering a sermon on the 'month of mary' we find the rev. dr. preston, of new york city, expressing the chnstian idea of the female principle of the trinity better and more clearly than we could, and sub- stantially in the spirit of an ancient 'heathen' philosopher. he says that the "plan of the redemption made it necessary that a mother should be found, and mary stands pre-eminently alone as the only instance when a creature was necessary to the consummation of god's work" we beg the right to contradict the reveren

tesiamerd gives us a redeemer for the first sin of mankind, which was punished for having sinned; but there is not a word said about a savior who would take away the unmerited curse from the earth and the animals, which had never sinned at all. thus the gnostic allegory shows a greater sense of both justice and logic than the christian. in the ophite system, sophia, the androgyne wisdom, is also the female spirit, or the hindft female n&ji (ndrayana, moving on the face of the waters chaos, or future matter. she vivifies it from afar, but not touching the abyss of darkness. sie is unable to do so, for wisdom is purely intellectual, and cannot act directly on matter. therefore sophia is obliged to address herself to her supreme parent; but although life proceeds primally from the unaeen cau

angel gobrid (in hebrew, the mighty one of god, and who took with the gnostics the place of the logos, while the holy spirit was considered life^ with the sect of the naza- reoes, though, their 'spiritus' or holy ghost, had less honor. while nearly eveiy gnostic sect considered it a female power, whether they called it binah, ru'^3, or sophia, the divine intellect; with the nasa- rene sect it was the female spiritus, the astral light, the genetrix of all things of mtdler, the chaos in its evil aspect, made turbid by the demi- urge. at the creation of man "it was light on the side of the father, and it was li^t [material light] on the side of the mothsk. and this is the 'two-fold man" says the zokar "iliat day [the last one] will perish the seven badly-disposed stellars; also the sons of ma


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ove techniques sitting in the middle of some chaotic scene like peak hour traffic. again this is focus training as it s easy to be a yogi and meditate in the stillness of nature however many live in busy cities where experiencing a constant state of inner peace can at times be a challenge. maintaining mastery in all situations in life is also basic training for the modern day yogi* while in india the female yogi is known as a yogini, throughout this text i choose not to discriminate as to me a yogi is neither male nor female. divine nutrition: the madonna frequency& the food of gods with jasmuheen 46 smiling 2. the inner smile taoist master practice: this technique prepares our organs and biosystem to get, and stay connected, to the theta. delta field by tuning each organ to the nourishing


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y, were different from those that usually prevail. they felt that neither monarchs nor the wealth of monarchs could endow or aggrandjse those who already esteemed themselves the superiors of all men; and therefore, though declining riches, they were voluntary in the renunciation of them. they held to chastity, because, entertaining some very peculiar notions about the real position in creation of the female sex, the enlightened or illuminated brothers held the monastic or celibate state to be infinitely that more consonant with the intentions of providence, since in everything possible to man s frail nature they sought to trample on the pollutions and the great degradation of this his state in flesh. they trusted the great lines of nature, not in the whole, but in 22 the rosicrucians. part

es of stone. chapter the sixteenth. the round towers of ireland. t is astonishing how much of the egyptian and the indian symbolism of very early ages passed into the useages of christian times. thus: the high cap and the hooked staff of the god became the bishop s mitre and crozier; the term nun is purely egyptian, and bore its present meaning; the erect oval, fig 24. fig. 25. fig. 26. symbol of the female principle of nature, became the vesica piscis, and a frame for divine things; the crux ansata, testifying the union of the male and female fig 27. fig 28. fig 29. fig 30. i 138 the rosicrucians. principle in the most obvious manner, and denoting fecundity and abundance as borne in the god s hand, is transformed, by a simple inversion, into the orb surmounted by the cross, and the ensign

the objects of a universal worship. all antiquaries know of what object the phallus stands as the symbolical representation. it needs not to be more particular here. the fleur-de-lis is a sacred symbol, descending from the chald ans, adopted by the egyptians, who converted it into the deified scarab the emblem of the moon-god; and it is perpetuated in that mystically magnificent badge of france, the female lily, or lis. all the proofs of this lie concealed in our genealogy of the fleur-de-lis (p. 40, pp. 182, 183, et seq; also post, and the flowers-de- luce, or the fleurs de-lis, passim. it means generation, or the vaunt realised of the turkish soldan, donec totum impleat orbem. the prince of wales s feathers we believe to be, and to mean, the same thing as this sublime fleur-de-lis. it r

14. man s ideas, outwards from himself, must always become more dreamlike as they recede from him, more real as they approach him. summits of eastern minerats. chapter the twenty-first. myth of the scorpion, or the snake, in its many disguises. ne of the targums says that ayh a serpent, tempted adam, or the first man, and not hwj, eve, his wife. here we have the object of adoration of the ophites the female generative power the destroying, regenerating power among the ophites, and, indeed, the gnostics generally. the serpent was called the megalistor, or great builder of the universe (maia, or bhuddist illusion. here again we recognise, under another name (ophites, the cyclopes, or the builders of the circular temples at stonehenge and everywhere else. mr. payne knight has repeated an obse

england, of the objection to the colour green in certain cases. it is the spirit-colour, a magic colour, the colour of the fairies, as the cabalistic, tutelary, miniature spirits are called, who are supposed to be very jealous of its use. in ireland, green is universally regarded with distrust; but with veneration, in the spiritual sense. it is the national colour; for the patroness of ireland is the female deity, the mother of nature, known in the classic mythology as venus, equally venus the graceful and venus the terrible, as the goddess of life and of death. the various verts, or greens, are the the irish harp. 181 colour-rulers in the emblazonry of the emerald isle. the presiding deity of the land of ierna, or of ireland, is the mythic woman born out of the fecundity of nature, or out

oxford, circa, 1180. mosques in the east are surmounted with twelve minarets, and the number twelve occurs frequently in connection with the theology of the moslems. fig. 89. little saxam church, suffolk, circa 1120. fig. 90. rochester cathedral (turret, 1180. fig. 91. bishop's cleeve church, gloucestershire, circa. 1180. fig. 115a is a scale enrichment, introduced into architecture, to symbolise the female deity, or virgin born of the waters. the spectator looks to the faces of the figure marked 116. christian towers. 219 fig. 117 is a masonic, mosaic, or tesselated pavement (query, whether this pavement of black and white squares fig. 92. almondsbury church, gloucestershire, circa 1150. fig. 93 (decorated period) salisbury cathedral, central spire, 1350. fig. 94. st. mary's church, chelt

or masculine western tower, flanking the galilee, or great western porch; thus unmistakably hinting its meaning. fig. 97. over the corresponding left hand, or female tower, are placed the crescent horns of the moon, and some other indi- fig. 98. waltham, essex (one of the eleanor crosses. fig. 99. ancient cross, langherne, cornwall. fig. 102. memorial stones. cations, announcing its dedication to the female deified principle. crosses and minarets. 221 in all christian churches particularly in protestant churches, where they figure most conspicuously the two fig. 100. ancient cross, margam, south wales. fig. 101. ancient cross, st. patrick, county of louth. tables of stone of the mosaic dispensation are placed over the altar, side by side, as a united stone, the tops of which fig. 103. grou

e is strongly infused with the eastern picturesque spirit. the curves of its domes and the forms of its steeples are all oriental. heraldry. the standards of egypt, persia, and arabia are gules, or mars, or the fiery colour. it is the ardent, or masculine, or red colour of ali. the colours of turkey, on the other hand, are strictly those of mohammed, and uncon224 the rosicrucians. sciously honour the female element in displaying the green, or the vert, or the woman's colour, or friday colour, that of the mohammedan sabbath. this green is the vert, or venus, of mecca (see page 138. the turkish standard divides party-per-pale the masculine red of the sect of ali with the green of the hadgi; allotting to the former the place of honour, or the dexter side of the emblazonment. fig. 111. the pha

ica piscis, which is the oblong shuttleshaped frame continually set over doors and windows and elsewhere in gothic churches, to contain effigies of the saviour, or virgin mary, or groups from the new testament in connection with these two sacred persons. a doorway in barfreston church, kent, supplies an excellent example of the employment of this oblong figure; which is also babylonian, and means the female member as its starting-point in a previous part of our book we give various figures of the prows or cutwater-heads of gondolas, in which we clearly show the origin of their peculiar form, which represents the seeuris, or sacrificial axe, that crook originally expressed in the hook of saturn. the bu-centaur indicates the fabulous being, the bicorporate ox or horse and man, as will be fou

caps, which are dyed black; and it is black also from its association with vulcan and the fire-worshippers (smiths. the scotch glengarry cap will prove on examination to be only a cocked phrygian. all the black conical caps, and the meaning of this strange symbol, came from the east. the loose black fur caps derive from the tartars. the cap of liberty (bonnet rouge) the crista or crest (male, and the female (amazon) helmet, all mean the same idea; in the instance of the female crest the knob is, however, depressed, as shown in the figures below. fig. 203. phrygian cap (male) fig. 204. phrygian cap. fig. 205. peak, pic or cock( cocked. fig. 206. phyrgian cap (classic shepherds. the forms of grenadier caps, and of those worn by pioneers also, are those of the head-covers of the fireworkers o


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many ashes of the trees, scattered across the dark-scarred earth, many motes of light like burning stars and his angel-sight did know them as the germs of those trees that he had been sent to scorch to dust. even as he watched two creatures, unknown to his own lore, descended from the field of stars, a canopy above him. they appeared to him as winged bears with the hands of men, one of each sex. the female of this pair did set foot upon the yet scorching embers of the flame and gathered to herself the grains of knowledge then, holding all within her hands, flew to the east to distant india, to plant anew the tree of knowledge that sakyamuni might sit beneath the boughs, guided there by the serpent that once before guided to the tree the then-ancient mother of the race of men, and there co


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four elements. they operate through the fixed or kerubic signs of the zodiac and are thus symbolized and attributed: kerub of air man aquarius kerub of fire lion leo kerub of earth bull taurus kerub of water eagle scorpio tetragrammaton means 'four-lettered name' and refers to the unpronounceable name of god symbolized by 'jehovah. the laver of water of purification refers to the waters of binah, the female power reflected in the waters of creation. the altar of burnt offering for the sacrifice of animals symbolizes the qlippoth, or evil demons of the plane contiguous to and below the material universe. it points out that our passions should be sacrificed. the qlippoth are the evil demons of matter and the shells of the dead. the altar of incense in the tabernacle was overlaid with gold. o


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squeak in alarm to warn their group members, even at the risk of exposing themselves 58 from chaos to harmony to danger. they also risk themselves to save a member that s been captured by a predator. interdependency scientific research has found numerous examples of interdependency. one such example is the yucca plant, which has a symbiotic (interdependent) relationship with the yucca butterfly. the female butterfly helps fertilize the flower by transmitting powder from the stamens of one flower and placing them precisely on the style of another flower. subsequently, the female butterfly lays her eggs in the place where the flower seeds will develop. when the larva hatch, they feed off the growing buds of the yucca plant. however, they leave enough buds on the plant to allow the continuat


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thing is what they do in their two or three free hours a day, the ones in which they are not committed to family or work. those are the hours that they must examine themselves to see if they spend them in front of the television, in a restaurant, or laboring to attain a spiritual goal. the difference between men and women in our world is a consequence of the relationship between the male part and the female part of the soul. as a result, men and women have different outlooks on life, different obligations and different objectives. the male and female parts of every partzuf in the spiritual world complement one another: the female part contributes its desires and the male part contributes its screens. in the end, it is their combination that pa r t t wo: p h a s e s o f s p i r i t ua l e v

o receive in order to benefit the creator, and thus fulfill the desire for pleasure. a desire without a screen is still not considered a vessel, but is called a reshimo or a shell. m a l e& f e m a l e q: why is the light of wisdom assigned a male gender and the light of mercy a female, motherly gender? a: the light of wisdom is the root of the male properties and the light of bina is the root of the female properties. men and women differ in properties, skin texture, physiology, etc. you can even see the differences in their handwriting. what separates the two genders are the t h e pa t h o f k a b b a l a h 252 (hebrew) letters yod) for male and hey) for female. the letter yod represents the sefira of hochma, while the letter hey designates the sefira of bina, in malchut. since all parts


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

ent.hand gestures have long been used to ward off the evil eye. two of the best known gestures are mano cornuta, making horns, in which the index and little finger are extended with the other two fingers and the thumb are folded into the palm; and the mano in fica or the fig, in which the hand is in a fist with the thumb protruding between the first and second fingers. the latter is a synonym for the female genitals. rock-crystal amulets set in gold of a hand in the sign of the fig were made in southern germany circa 1680. amulets may be made of hands in these configurations and are still made and sold today. in many regions a red coral amulet depicting the sign of the fig is popular even today on watch-chains and necklaces. knots are another symbol traditionally believed to dispel the evi

should be commissioned by the prince of devils to work some witchcraft; since to each one is allotted his own angel, even from among the evil ones. alternately, the two inquisitors speculate that this pairing of efforts may arise from the filthiness of incubi and succubi 123 the deed, which one devil would abhor to commit implying that certain demons would object to playing both the male role and the female role in the semen transfer process. why, however, are demons so intent on promoting human reproduction? kramer and sprenger provide a number of different reasons: the reason that devils turn themselves into incubi or succubi is not for the cause of pleasure, since a spirit has not flesh and blood; but chiefly it is with this intention, that through the vice of luxury they may work a two

rality of sacrifice including human sacrifice in aztec religion. the aztec postulated four different realms, corresponding to the four directions, to which the soul could go following death. warriors who die in battle, sacrificial victims, and tradesman who had died during their journeys are cremated, go to the eastern paradise, and become companions of the sun. women who have died in childbirth (the female equivalent of dying in battle) also become companions of the sun, although they go to the west. people who have died by lightning, drowning, and marsh fevers (all having to do with water or rain) were buried and went to tlaloc s southern paradise. this realm was said to be free of sorrow, and the souls there enjoyed a luxurious tropical garden. although there was apparently no notion of

he invocation of angels and planetary spirits is made. spirit communication often takes place during the mass, when members of the clergy, who are clairvoyant, may have visions. during the mass a mystical language is perceived and spoken. the absolute, emanating the trinity, is viewed as the head of a gnostic hierarchical system. the trinity is the source of lucifer, the morning star, and sophia, the female divine being who is often revered as our lady of mt. carmel. the neo-pythagorean church is subject to a supreme heliophant, and its american jurisdiction is under bishop pierre-antoine saint-charles of boston, whereas michael bertiaux in chicago is over the caucasian-american members. the ancient order of oriental templars a lodge with credentials derived from the pre-crowleyite ordo te


LIBER LVII

out a thing we none of us knew. to help our deduction about redemption, too, we find hdj, to brighten or make glad. we also work in another way. i is the straight line or central pillar of the temple of life; also it stands for unity, and for the generative force. a is the pentagram, which means the will of man working redemption. o is the circle from which everything came, also nothingness, and the female, who 30 [published as sepher sephiroth in equinox i (8] 20 liber lviii absorbs the male. the progress of the name shows then the way from life to nirvana by means of the will: and is a hieroglyph of the great work. look at all our meanings! every one of them shows that the name, if it has any power at all, and that we must try, has the power to redeem us from the love of life which is t

im and the precepts of the law. the divine 7 in its most material aspect. 72. dsj, mercy. the number of the shemhamphorasch, as if affirming god as merciful. for details of shemhamphorasch, see 777 and other classical books of reference. note especially y+ hy+ why+ hwhy= 72.43 73. hmkj, wisdom. also lmg, gimel, the path uniting kether and tiphereth. but gimel .the priestess of the silver star. is the female hierophant, the moon; and chokmah is the logos, or male initiator. see liber 418 for more information on these points, though rather from the standpoint of part ii. 78. alzm, the influence from kether. the number of the cards of the tarot, and of the 13 paths of the beard of macroprosopus.44 also sawya, the messenger.45 see part ii. 80. the number of p, the .lightning-struck tower. of t

air. 777. useful in a similar way, as affirming that the unity is the qliphoth. but a dangerous tool, especially as it represents the flaming sword that drove man out of eden. a burnt child dreads the fire .the devils also believe, and tremble. worse than useless unless you have it by the hilt. also 777 is the grand scale of 7, and this is useless to anyone who has not yet awakened the kundalini, the female magical soul. note 7 as the meetingplace of 3, the mother, and 10, the daughter; whence netzach is the woman, married but no more. 800. useful only in 5= 6 symbolism, q.v. 888. the grand scale of 8. in greek numeration therefore the redeemer, connecting with 6 because of its 6 letters. this links greek and hebrew symbolism; but remember that the mystic iesous and yeheshua have no more t


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eate the earth and the heavens. 3. thee, that didst create the night and the day, 4. thee, that didst create the darkness and the light. 5. thou art asar un-nefer1( gmyself made perfect h; whom no man hath seen at any time. 6. thou art ia-besz2( gthe truth in matter h. 7. thou art ia-apophrasz3( gthe truth in motion h. 8. thou hast distinguished between the just and the unjust. 9. thou didst make the female and the male. 10. thou didst produce the seed and the fruit. 11. thou didst form men to love one another and to hate one another. section aa. 1. i am ankh-f-n-khonsu4 thy prophet, unto whom thou didst commit thy mysteries, the ceremonies of khem.5 2. thou didst produce the moist and the dry, and that which nourisheth all created life. 3. hear thou me, for i am the angel of ptah-apophras

water: of whirling air, and of rushing fire: and every spell and scourge of god may be obedient unto me. section f. spirit. hear me. aft gmale-female spirits! h abaft gmale-female sires! h bas-aumgn gye that are gods, going forth, uttering aumgn h isak gidentical point! h sa-ba-ft gnuit! hadit! ra-hoor-khuit! h iaf9 g hail, great wild beast! hail, i a o! h* sacred to ahathoor. the idea is that of the female conceived as invulnerable, reposeful, of enormous swallowing capacity, etc. the word that goeth from (a) free breath (u) through willed breath (m) and stopped breath (gn) to continuous breath, thus symbolizing the whole course of spiritual life. a is the formless zero; u is the sixfold solar sound of physical life, the triangle of soul being entwined with that of body; m is the silence


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ved the encounter, according to snorri. hymir apparently does not, as thor smacks him overboard. according to hymiskvida, hymir is the father of ty lr, one of the asir, and this makes hymir unique (loki has a giant father, farbauti, but loki is only deities, themes, and concepts 189 numbered among the asir, not a real member of the group. if hymir really succeeded in making a marriage with one of the female asir, as the poem suggests, he is the only such success story of the jotnar. besides ty lr, his son, he apparently had daughters who remained giants: in lokasenna, stanza 34, when njord challenges loki, loki responds with this unflattering stanza: shut up, njord. you were sent from here to the east a hostage for the gods; hymir fs maidens used you as a urinal and pissed in your mouth. i

the poison in a bowl, but when she goes to empty it, loki struggles, and that causes earthquakes. many of loki fs accusations are known from other sources, such as the incest of the vanir, the possession of frigg by vili and ve, ty lr fs loss of his hand, and thor fs journey to utgarda-loki. many others are to be found only here, including many of the accusations of sexual misbehavior directed at the female members of the asir. byggvir and beyla are known only from this poem. although some observers have found it difficult to imagine that believers would tell and listen to such scurrilous material about their gods, there are analogues from other religions. furthermore, an argument for a late origin for the poem would be more easily built on its language and possible analogues from classica

nnot be finished. the master builder goes into a giant rage, thus revealing himself as a giant, and the gods call on thor to kill him. not much later loki bears a gray eight-legged foal, the best of horses among the gods. this 274 norse mythology story is alluded to in hyndluljod, stanza 40, which is part of the gshort voluspa, h although in this stanza it is not absolutely clear that loki played the female role: loki sired the wolf on angrboda, and got sleipnir on svadilfari. the so-called thorgrimsthula, an anonymous poetic fragment cited in snorri fs skaldskaparmal, numbers sleipnir among the excellent horses it knows of. the excellence or indeed superiority of sleipnir is actually what triggers the duel between thor and hrungnir, since according to skaldskaparmal, hrungnir first gets i


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and ever watchful. such is the mystery kept hidden to this day, for nature, being mingled in marriage with the sky man, brought forth a wonder most wonderful--seven men, all bisexual, male and female, and upright of stature, each one exemplifying the natures of the seven governors. these o hermes, are the seven races, species, and wheels "after this manner were the seven men generated. earth was the female element and water the male element, and from the fire and the ther they received their spirits, and nature produced bodies after the species and shapes of men. and man received the life and light of the great dragon, and of the life was made his soul and of the light his mind. and so, all these composite creatures containing immortality, but partaking of mortality, continued in this sta

or of being the patron god of delphi. after being vanquished by apollo, the spirit of python remained at delphi as the representative of his conqueror, and it was with the aid of his effluvium that the priestess was able to become en rapport with the god. the fumes rising from the fissure of the oracle were supposed to come from the decaying body of python. the name pythoness, or pythia, given to the female hierophant of the oracle, means literally one who has been thrown into a religious frenzy by inhaling fumes rising from decomposing matter. it is of further interest to note that the greeks believed the oracle of delphi to be the umbilicus of the earth, thus proving that they considered the planet an immense human being. the connection between the principle of oracular revelation and th

ns of human disposition was also assigned to the gnomes, and because so many of them dwelt in the darkness of caves and the gloom of forests their temperament was said to be melancholy, gloomy, and despondent. by this it is not meant that they themselves are of such disposition, but rather that they have special control over elements of similar consistency. the gnomes marry and have families, and the female gnomes are called gnomides. some wear clothing woven of the element in which they live. in other instances their garments are part of themselves and grow with them, like the fur of animals. the gnomes are said to have insatiable appetites, and to spend a great part of the rime eating, but they earn their food by diligent and conscientious click to enlarge conventional gnomes. from gjell

e winds were their particular vehicle and the ancients referred to them as the spirits of the air. they are the highest of all the elementals, their native element being the highest in vibratory rate. they live hundreds of years, often attaining to a thousand years and never seeming to grow old. the leader of the sylphs is called paralda, who is said to dwell on the highest mountain of the earth. the female sylphs were called sylphids. it is believed that the sylphs, salamanders, and nymphs had much to do with the oracles of the ancients; that in fact they were the ones who spoke from the depths of the earth and from the air above. the sylphs sometimes assume human form, but apparently for only short periods of time. their size varies, but in the majority of cases they are no larger than h

tical properties in a most wonderful degree, and the secrets of the herbs of dreams and enchantments are only lost to european science, and useless to say, too, are unknown to it, except in a few marked instances, such as opium and hashish. yet, the psychical effects of even these few upon the human system are regarded as evidences of a temporary mental disorder. the women of thessaly and epirus, the female hierophants of the rites of sabazius, did not carry their secrets away with the downfall of their sanctuaries. they are still preserved, and those who are aware of the nature of soma, know the properties of other plants as well (isis unveiled) herbal compounds were used to cause temporary clairvoyance in connection with the oracles, especially the one at delphi. words spoken while in th

ctively, signifying the active creative members of the grand man; tiphereth is the heart, or, according to some, the entire viscera; netsah and hod are the right and left legs respectively, or the supports of the world; jesod is the generative system, or the foundation of form; and malchuth represents the two feet, or the base of being. occasionally jesod is considered as the male and malchuth as the female generative power. the grand man thus conceived is the gigantic image of nebuchadnezzar's dream, with head of gold, arms and chest of silver, body of brass, legs of iron, and feet of clay. the medi val qabbalists also assigned one of the ten commandments and a tenth part of the lord's prayer in sequential order to each of the ten sephiroth. concerning the emanations from kether which est

he various worlds. in the first world the creative power is will--the one divine cause; in the second world, the hypothetical daath--the word coming forth from the divine thought; in the third world, tiphereth--the sun, or focal point between god and nature; in the fourth world it is twofold, being the positive and negative poles of the reproductive system, of which jesod is the male and malchuth the female. in kircher's sephirothic tree it should be especially noted that the ornaments of the tabernacle appear in the various parts of the diagram. these indicate a direct relationship between the sacred house of god and the universe--a relationship which must always be considered as existing between the deity through whose activity the world is produced and the world itself, which must be th

left holds aloft the rod of jacob and also the staff that budded--the human spine crowned with the globe of creative intelligence. in the pseudo-egyptian tarot the magician wears an ur us or golden band around his forehead, the table before him is in the form of a perfect cube, and his girdle is the serpent of eternity devouring its own tail. the second numbered major trump is called la papesse, the female pope, and has been associated with a curious legend of the only woman who ever sat in the pontifical chair. pope joan is supposed to have accomplished this by masquerading in malt attire, and was stoned to death when her subterfuge was discovered. this card portrays a seated woman crowned with a tiara surmounted by a lunar crescent. in her lap is the tora, or book of the law (usually pa

tiara surmounted by a lunar crescent. in her lap is the tora, or book of the law (usually partly closed, and in her left hand are the keys to the secret doctrine, one gold and the other silver. behind her rise two pillars (jachin and boaz) with a multicolored veil stretched between. her throne stands upon a checker-hoard floor. a figure called juno is occasionally substituted for la papesse. like the female hierophant of the mysteries of cybele, this symbolic figure personifies the shekinah, or divine wisdom. in the pseudo-egyptian tarot the priestess is veiled, a reminder that the full countenance truth is not revealed to uninitiated man. a veil also covers one-half of her book, thus intimating that but one-half of the mystery of being can be comprehended. the third numbered major trump i

ung girl kneeling with one foot in water and the other on and, her body somewhat suggesting the swastika. she has two urns, the contents of which she pours upon the land and sea. above the girl's head are eight stars, one of which is exceptionally large and bright. count de g belin considers the great star to be sothis or sirius; the other seven are the sacred planets of the ancients. he believes the female figure to be isis in the act of causing the inundations of the nile which accompanied the rising of the dog star. the unclothed figure of isis may well signify that nature does not receive her garment of verdure until the rising of the nile waters releases the germinal life of plants and flowers. the bush and bird (or butterfly) signify the growth and resurrection which accompany the ri


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again as a form of identity sign. however, unlike the necklace, it is engraved with the witch name of the bearer, the coven symbol (which is often an animal such as an owl, cat, or serpent, and his rank in it. there are usually only two "degrees" of rank, that of the triangle and the more advanced one of the pentacle. if male, the leader of the coven is sometimes known as the magister or master, the female as the high priestess. these are generally honorary ranks and titles, however, and simply indicate seniority of membership for the most part. very occasionally are they indications of power (see chapter 7 "the coven and how to form one" for more on this) sometimes coven members will wear the bracelet to signify the triangle, and the garter, the pentacle grade. should you not belong to a

ction are all of a mineral or vegetable basis and rely mainly on contact with that third witch power you are about to be introduced to: the earth itself. to the witch, the earth archetype represents the source of all sustenance, healing, and fertility. the magical symbolism of the earth is similar to that surrounding those classical deities concerned with domestic and agrarian affairs, especially the female ones, such as ceres, vesta, egeria, ops, cybele, and rhea; the great earth mothers, in fact. many witches refer to the earth power as hulda, erda, or hertha. our words "earth" and "hearth" are derived from the last two names. hertha is so closely related to habondia that these two goddesses are often related to one another in magical legend as mother and daughter, thus tying in superfic

ches who are often of an extremely nonviolent nature even draw the line at using a few drops of blood, preferring to use that old magical substitute, the white of an egg) traditionally, there may be as many as three leaders to a coven, again recalling dion fortune's dictum about one god, one goddess, and an initiator. the male leader representing the "masculine" power generally takes first place; the female, the "feminine" second; and the second male "executor" or "officer" third. different covens have different titles for their leaders, all equally traditional. in covens which stress the love and fertility aspects of witchcraft and perform their rituals naked, the male leader is known as the high priest, the female as high priestess. on the other hand, in those which stress the knowledge

have different titles for their leaders, all equally traditional. in covens which stress the love and fertility aspects of witchcraft and perform their rituals naked, the male leader is known as the high priest, the female as high priestess. on the other hand, in those which stress the knowledge and power aspect, the male is known as the magister, grand master, or "devil (meaning "little god) and the female as the lady or queen of the sabbat. the second male, known as the "officer "executor" or "summoner" is he who relays the requests of the magister or lady to the rest of the coven membership. he is the go-between and lieutenant of the leader or leaders, and traditionally he wore black from head to foot to designate his rank. hence his old title "the man in black" occasionally, in medieva

the seasons, and its device is that of the pursuit of an animal by a predator. the season, represented by either the god or goddess, changes shape repeatedly in an attempt to avoid capture. this magical shape-shifting theme is a very ancient one, and it turns up in innumerable traditions- celtic, norse, greek, and even creeps into the arabian nights. sometimes the male is the pursuer, other times the female. the coven god or goddess orientation generally indicates whether the magister or the high priestess leads the dance. the traditional style seems to be the high priestess in the lead, with the summoner next followed by the coven and the magister bringing up the rear. the dance itself begins with a southways circuit of the circle before leaving it through the gateway at the north. in the


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of at the care of the editor. preliminary invocation. thee i invoke, the bornless one. thee, that didst create the earth and the heavens: thee, that didst create the night and the day. thee, that didst create the darkness and the light. thou art osorronophris: whom no man has seen at any time. thou art j bas thou art j pos: thou hast distinguished between the just and the unjust. thou didst make the female and the male. thou didst produce the seed and the fruit. thou didst form men to love one another, and to hate one another. i am mosheh thy prophet, unto whom thou didst commit thy mysteries, the ceremonies of ishrael: thou didst produce the moist and the dry, and that which nourisheth all created life. hear thou me, for i am the angel of paphro osorronophris: this is thy true name, hand


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e beings were spawn of hel (2, of which many could not escape from their graves and existed in a similar way to central european nosferatu, nachzehrer and so on. such creatures in norse mythology were called "haugbui" which translates to "barrow, being mound dweller. germany holds a large amount of folklore relating to vampirism and lycanthropy, austria has the demonic perchten, the british isles the female vampires glaistigs. much has grown from such legends and myths, some of which is truth and some of which is something beyond. symbolism is of great significance in magick because the individual seeks to enter, take hold and mold the clay of life around him/her. germany gives us the vampire races of nachzehrer, nachttoter, alp, neuntoter and nosferatu. 9 9 nachzehrer is a vampire which i

s operate by the reversal of laws which form the basis of your reality web. one of the shapes takes a seeming female form. you cannot tell many of her features only that she is molded from the desires within your mind. wolves come and surround the three shadows and yourself in a large circle. the wolves stare intensely, gray fur, large salivating mouths with yellow fangs and burning crimson eyes. the female says nothing as she approaches you, neither do the two remaining faceless shadows. you feel an enveloping chill as she draws near you. it is your assumption based on what could be deceptive body-language that she is welcoming you, yet warning you of what you have entered. you feel no regret beyond the heart felt fear which still clings to your very essence. the vampire sorceress reaches

balance, is rather significant with the mentioning of the soul being elevated above matter (lucifer) and the flame being tied to matter shines above it (satan. the manifestation of the holy guardian angel (the true will, the hidden genius and the spirit of light) is also the result of invocation and desire made flesh. the two human aspects of the witches sabbat goat (baphomet) are represented in the female (the moon- witchcraft and sorcery: strength in mind, the dream state, desire initializing belief which manifests towards strength and ultimately attainment) and male (sun, magick: manifestation, strength in flesh and action. without one the other is nothing. the goat aspect equates with the qabalistic number 77, meaning buck/goat/devil thus representing fertility, creation, life and unr

nd in astral form. the sounds are so clear yet still muffled at the same time. i could hear wolves and such, prowling around the fires and among the other witches. we were drawing power from the moon, i was chanting a mantra redolent with resurgence and joy. i felt so alive and free. i could feel the beast which was my form. i knew that which was ours for the taking. existence is pure joy indeed. the female witches were indeed, as described by spare, taking quite the active role. they seemed to almost dominate the sabbath, to which i took no offense and found it beautiful. the witches, no matter how beautiful or ugly, were joyous and filled with a burning passion. you could see and feel the fire-snake energy rise from them at some points. it was now time for the incantations to begin. duri

was now time for the incantations to begin. during the entirety of the sabbath many shapes slithered about, giving a surreal atmosphere to an already amazing event. the sabbath was then conducted with further congress and lust, for the astral form can prove extremely stimulating on physical levels. activity is based on the uninterrupted 92 92 coagulation of lunar energy, mainly manifested through the female. through this male energy may be harnessed and redirected into the inherent dream, which the witches' sabbat is based upon. much blood flows, an image of the menstrual cycle of the witch, translated into the form of the scarlet woman. the sabbath concludes with a spiral of whirlwind activity and then awakening in the physical body. the participant generally feels much stronger and revit

spirit into a baby through natural congress would proceed with the same invocations, forming a spirit net which would seize the evoked daemon. at the moment of ejaculation, with the man ejaculating within the woman the spirit should be drawn within the body of the woman until the egg is fertilized. if the woman is not pregnant some days after the elemental will either dissipate or be absorbed by the female during a later banishing ritual. the sorcerer must reach into another reality during this rite, another dimension if it is to be successful. at the moment of orgasm or undertaking the death posture a clear vision of the spirit must be formulated, clearly seen and projected into the astral, thus giving it clear life through will, desire and belief. this rite is in honor of hecate, lilith

sculine and feminine energy. this also represents lilith when she wished to ride adam and he refused, the warlock is acknowledging feminine strength and balance. the obvious subversive symbol being the lunar aspect of the self. once the orgasm is obtained for both (female first and male last) the male should ejaculate upon the sigil itself. the alternate method is for the male to ejaculate within the female (with of course the obvious possible consequences) and then she would put the sigil to her vagina or squat over it and let it drip out, both fluids together, giving life to the elemental. once the orgasm is complete the more psychic of the two should assume the death posture while intently visualizing the moonspirit. there is a reaching beyond, when the focus of the individual becomes a


MICHAEL TSARION ATLANTIS ALIEN VISITATION AND GENETIC MANIPULATION

visitors to their island paradise. they weretaken to lemuria by spacecraft. eden by william blake atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation33 the race of adam due to the relocation of the adamic race, we find a compulsion in the psychology of humansto seek for some lost paradise or far away shore where life is sublime and untroubled. thisinstinct appears especially strong in members of the female sex.because of the allegiance of the eves and their curiosity toward the high mysteries, thematriarchal cults of the priestess began. these cults of power women existed down tomedieval times, when the brotherhood of the snake, under the guise of catholicism,rose up to destroy them, en masse. the eves have never been forgiven for their aban-donment of the alien hegemony. their decision s

ppellation satan, in hebrewbelongs by right to the first and cruelest adversary ofall other godsjehovah, not in the serpent which spoke only words of sympathy and wisdom.(madame helena petrovna blavatsky)woman have always been marginalized and degraded in post-diluvian times, because oftheir allegiance to the first born. the book of genesis reveals the intense hatred that thebent ones have toward the female. the tyrannies which have been perpetrated against wom-ankind through all the centuries, though disguised as a male versus female problem, are cer-tainly not at all confined to this, which is why very little is changing. the gender problemand dichotomy are but a carefully crafted manifestation of a greater malevolence, an all per-vasive ancient loathing for earths original inhabitants

ch is why very little is changing. the gender problemand dichotomy are but a carefully crafted manifestation of a greater malevolence, an all per-vasive ancient loathing for earths original inhabitants. once we approach the problem fromits root, we will see progress.when we look back across the historical time of patriarchythere seems to be some terribleinevitability, a relentless desire to crush the female essence, human and divine. the questionof why is one of the most puzzling of our time (leonard schlain, the alphabet and thegoddess)the race of adam34atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation35 chapter 6the world falls deadeventually, the exodus of the adamic race became known to the serpent masters,who grew furious and ven

cies. the eves who were receptive to the counsel of the sons of theserpent in the garden became the first that were awakened and exalted by theirmore advanced cousins. they were initiated into the secrets of technology. the word secret comes from secretion, meaning fluid of the body, particularly the femalemenstrual fluids. the concept and phenomenon of the holy grail comes from the myster-ies of the female cults after their residency with and tuition from the sons of the serpent.it is from this exodus to lemuria that we have the great female cults, when females werechief initiators, oracles, and keepers of the mysteries, which is recorded even in the arthu-rian romances of later ages. celtic myth is full of anecdotes about the warrior queens whocommand great magical abilities. that this w

f glass, 3.40 meters long and 1.95 wide, was discovered in catacombs in 1956 (p. 200)atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation205 appendix b: book abstracts the return of the serpents of wisdomby mark pinkhamdragon lines/earth gridthere are 1746 intersection or dragon lines on the earth etheric grid. these are made up of male andfemale polarity lines intersecting. the male 666 added to the female 1080 make 1746. there are also 5subgrids each shaped like the platonic solids.fourteen meridiansthese are in the human etheric grid. these are divided into 7 male and 7 female.nahuatlsthe wise ones of the americas. conversant with the earth grid and magick, they were serpent people.number 52is the number of the great cycle of the pleiades. there are legends of the serpent with 52 sectio

who spoke to abraham, except that abra-ham had called him el shaddai (el of the mountain) because he did not know the divine name of jeho-vah (exodus 6:3. the jehovah of the jews (el elyon of the canaanites) was, therefore, synonymouswith enlil of the annunaki, son of the great anu (p. 64)sumaire (sumerian)an old irish word meaning serpent or dragon.adamthe definition applied to both the male and the female (see p. 74)adam born from claythis comes from a mistranslation of the word tit, which meant potters clay, or in hebrew meant mud.it actually was a mistranslation of sumerian ti-it, meaning giving all life, or the ovum of the female.so when it is said that the semen of enki merged with mud, it meant ovum (see p. 80)atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation215 appendix b: book

from a mistranslation of the word tit, which meant potters clay, or in hebrew meant mud.it actually was a mistranslation of sumerian ti-it, meaning giving all life, or the ovum of the female.so when it is said that the semen of enki merged with mud, it meant ovum (see p. 80)atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation215 appendix b: book abstracts eve (hawah/ava/hayah)all these words for the female meant to give life. she was also known as the lady of the serpent.the word hayah is akin to hayyat, which means serpent (see p. 80)omega was meant to represent a womb. it is close to the symbol of leo, where the sun was born in the ancienttimes. it is similar to the serpent sign, as well as that of libra, which is a v enusian sign (p. 77)no satan in genesisnowhere in the genesis account

and the goddess tradition males immortal live, renewed by female deaths william blakewho were the gnostics and what did they teach?what are astrology and tarot? what is the inner zodiac?do rocks (planets, floating in space, really affect the human con-sciousness and destiny? why does the prohibition against making graven images come even before thou shalt not kill.why are the biological cycles of the female in unison with the planets and luminaries? why have women been hated, marginalized and massacred through time?do governments, religions and economic conglomerates have occult histories and agendas?michael tsarion discusses the goddess traditions and the hermetic arts of tarot, astrology, kabalaand numerology (includes 800+ digital slide presentation)log on to www.taroscopes.com and visi


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the dragon. here is the adversary, she is the night and the abyss. tiamat can give life and create what she wishes, much like ahriman created the archdaevas to counter creation. tiamat was a sorceress, a powerful first witch who was both vampire and goddess to all. the demonic feminine is equally important to the adversarial formula in luciferian witchcraft as it is the balance which acknowledges the female generative principle as the foundation of all actions and purpose. the associative name of tiamat was tamtu, both names referring to the primeval sea and the dragon 20 which personified it. tiamat is thus very close to the idea of the hebraic leviathan, the dragon of the abyss. the sea is also connected to the abyss and thus the subconscious. in corey s ancient fragments and george bart


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dies allow them to interact with the material world by their own volition. the occult recognizes 5 elements; fire, water, air, earth, and spirit. occultists recognize 4 types of elementals, and each--michael wynn's "the soul travelers" 32 is assigned an element: undines, salamanders, sylphs, and gnomes. undines are elementals of the element water. they are graceful, sensual, often pale and prefer the female form and watery habitations like river, lakes, and the ocean. salamanders, associated with the element of fire, are known for being emotionally unstable. their actions are rapid and explosive. when conjured, a salamander may prefer to arrive as a male with glowing eyes. sylphs, the elementals of air, are intelligent, subtle, and, like salamanders, make rapid movements. gnomes are the el


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f life; and god was the source from which all light flowed; the _essence_ of light, the _invisible_ fire, developed as flame _manifested_ as light and splendor. the sun was his manifestation and visible image; and the sab ans worshipping the light-god _seemed_ to worship the sun, in whom they saw the manifestation of the deity. the moon was the symbol of the passive capacity of nature to produce, the female, of which the life-giving power and energy was the male. it was the symbol of isis, astarte, and artemis, or diana. the"_master of life" was the supreme deity, above both, and manifested through both; zeus, the son of saturn, become king of the gods; horus, son of osiris and isis, become the master of life; dionusos or bacchus, like mithras, become the author of light and life and truth

living and awful being, the searcher into concealed things, the being that never changeth" in the temple of eleusis (a sanctuary lighted only by a window in the roof, and representing the universe, the images of the sun, moon, and mercury, were represented "the sun and moon" says the learned bro. delaunay "represent the two grand principles of all generations, the active and passive, the male and the female. the sun represents the actual light. he pours upon the moon his fecundating rays; both shed their light upon their offspring, the blazing star, or horus, and the three form the great equilateral triangle, in the centre of which is the omnific letter of the kabalah, by which creation is said to have been effected" the ornaments of a lodge are said to be "the mosaic pavement, the indente

. this wisdom is the logos that creates, mistaken and personified by simon magus and the succeeding gnostics. by means of its utterance, the letter yod, it creates the worlds, first in the divine intellect as an idea, which invested with form became the fabricated world, the universe of material reality. yod and he, two letters of the ineffable name of the manifested deity, represent the male and the female, the active and the passive in equilibrium, and the vav completes the trinity and the triliteral name [hebrew, the divine triangle, which with the repetition of the _he_ becomes the tetragrammaton. thus the ten sephiroth contain all the sacred numbers _three _five _seven, and _nine, and the perfect number _ten, and correspond with the tetractys of pythagoras. being is being [hebrew _aha

e this symbol (the phallus, deem that they thereby do honor to the active force of the universal generation of all living things. for the same reason, as we learn from the geographer ptolemy, it was revered among the assyrians and persians. proclus remarks that in the distribution of the zodiac among the twelve great divinities, by ancient astrology, six signs were assigned to the male and six to the female principle. there is another division of nature, which has in all ages struck all men, and which was not forgotten in the mysteries; that of light and darkness, day and night, good and evil; which mingle with, and clash against, and pursue or are pursued by each other throughout the universe. the great symbolic egg distinctly reminded the initiates of this great division of the world. pl

of the popular religion of egypt, of which the sun is the hero, and the agricultural calendar the moral. the moist valley of the nile, owing its fertility to the annual inundation, appeared, in contrast with the surrounding desert, like life in the midst of death. the inundation was in evident dependence on the sun, and egypt, environed with arid deserts, like a heart within a burning censer, was the female power, dependent on the influences personified in its god. typhon his brother, the type of darkness, drought, and sterility, threw his body into the nile; and thus osiris, the "good" the "saviour" perished, in the 28th year of his life or reign, and on the 17th day of the month athor, or the 13th of november. he is also made to die during the heats of the early summer, when, from march

led, and carried into greece the symbolic egg, with its division into two parts or causes figured by the hermaphroditic being that issued from it, and whereof heaven and earth are composed. the brahmins of india expressed the same cosmogonic idea by a statue, representative of the universe, uniting in itself both sexes. the male sex offered an image of the sun, centre of the active principle, and the female sex that of the moon, at the sphere whereof, proceeding downward, the passive portion of nature begins. the lingam, unto the present day revered in the indian temples, being but the conjunction of the organs of generation of the two sexes, was an emblem of the same. the hindus have ever had the greatest veneration for this symbol of ever-reproductive nature. the greeks consecrated the s

by that of the moon, so that the sun is the primitive source of this energy, as father and chief of the male gods that form his court. he follows the action of the male and female principles through all the portions and divisions of nature, attributing to the former the origin of stability and identity, to the latter, that of diversity and mobility. heaven is to the earth, he says, as the male to the female. it is the movement of the heavens that, by their revolutions, furnished the seminal incitements and forces, whose emanations received by the earth, make it fruitful, and cause it to produce animals and plants of every kind. philo says that moses recognized this doctrine of two causes, active and passive; but made the former to reside in the mind or intelligence external to matter. the

t or zoroaster, that there are two principles of all things, whereof one is the _father_ and the other the _mother; the former, light, and the latter, darkness. pythagoras thought that the dependencies on light were warmth, dryness, lightness, swiftness; and those of darkness, cold, wet, weight, and slowness; and that the world derived its existence from these two principles, as from the male and the female. according to porphyry, he conceived two opposing powers, one good, which he termed unity, the light, right, the equal, the stable, the straight; the other evil, which he termed binary, darkness, the left, the unequal, the unstable, the crooked. these ideas he received from the orientals, for he dwelt twelve years at babylon, studying with the magi. varro says he recognized two principl

ded in himself all that is: that matter was not co-existent with him, or independent of him; that he did not merely fashion and shape a pre-existing chaos into a universe; but that his thought manifested itself outwardly in that universe, which so _became, and before _was not, except as comprehended in him: that the generative power or spirit, and productive matter, ever among the ancients deemed the female, originally were in god; and that he was and is all that was, that is, and that shall be _in_ whom all else lives, moves, and has its being. this was the great mystery of the ineffable name; and this true arrangement of its letters, and of course its true pronunciation and its meaning, soon became lost to all except the select few to whom it was confided; it being concealed from the com

by astarte seven daughters, the titanides. the persians adored ahura masda or ormuzd and the six amshaspands, the first three of whom were lords of the empires of light, fire, and splendor; the babylonians, bal and the gods; the chinese, shangti, and the six chief spirits; and the greeks, kronos, and the six great male gods, his progeny, zeus, poseidon, apollo, ares, hephaistos, and hermes; while the female deities were also seven: rhea, wife of kronos, here, athene, artemis, aphrodite, hestia, and demetei. in the orphic theogony, gaia produced the fourteen titans, seven male and seven female, kronos being the most potent of the males; and as the number _seven_ appears in these, nine by threes, or the triple triangle, is found in the three m ra or fates, the three centimanes, and the three


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. he is the first letter of the alphabet, aleph, whose number is one, and his card in the tarot is the fool, numbered zero. aleph is attributed to the "element (in the old classification of things) of air. now, as one, or aleph, he represents the male principle, the first cause, and the free breath of life, the sound of the vowel a being made with the open throat and mouth. as zero, he represents the female principle, the fertile mother (an old name for the card is mat, from the italian 'matto, fool, but earlier also from maut, the egyptian vulture-mother-goddess) fertile because the 'egg of blue' is the uterus, and in the macrocosm the body of nuit, and it contains the unborn babe, helpless, yet protected and nourished against the crocodiles and tigers shown on the card, just as the womb

urah is female. it is chesed mercy which is male. the qualities that homosexuals attribute to masculinity are nothing but psychological transference. women, who are much more qualified to judge, like men to be gentle and considerate. they want men to be strong, and hard, and even harsh, of course-but they want to feel an underlying basis of qualities which homosexuals are inclined to attribute to the female. in jewish theology there is no woman concept. the creator is 'all boy; and one must surmise that he produced the universe through some astounding feat of male parthenogenesis. these homosexual tendencies reflect themselves in the harsh intolerance of mosaic law towards women. wives are chattels. women are not admitted to worship. adulteresses are stoned to death. these 'super-male (sin

beat them or insult them. this excessive reaction of hostility is a defense mechanism. they feel attracted, therefore they fear. a society that is sexually equilibrated will tolerate exceptions. a society that is sexually unhealthy will not, because its balance is unstable, and it is easily upset by deviations. one must add that the above remarks are just as true of societies where the concept of the female exists without the male. while it is true that everybody has absolute right to interpret the external-or the internal universe as they please, an interpretation that is too partial or twisted leads inevitably to interference with the will of others. thelemites will find themselves hampered at every turn by people whose concept of god is homosexual. they will try to restrict your persona

thy kiss. yea, star rushes flaming to star; the blaze bursts, splashes the skies. there is a cry in an unknown tongue, it resounds through the temple of the universe; in its one word is death and ecstasy, and thy title of honour, o thou, to thyself high priestess, prophetess, empress, to thyself the goddess whose name means mother and whore! the above commentary was written in the twenties, when the female revolution was getting started. woman has now gained the same rights as man; but she did not ask for the concomitant duties. as a result we find men being conned by women, particularly in the united states of america, where marriage is, to the male, a synonym of bond age. american wives tend to speak of a husband as in the past men spoke of a good, hard-working drudge. a free woman must


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times, human sacrifices, more especially prisoners of war, were offered to him; but, at a later period, this cruel practice was discontinued. the attributes of this divinity are the helmet, shield, and spear. the animals consecrated to him were the wolf, horse, vulture, and woodpecker. intimately associated with mars in his character as god of war, was a goddess called bellona, who was evidently the female divinity of battle with one or other of the primitive nations of italy (most probably the sabines, and is usually seen accompanying mars, whose war-chariot she guides. bellona appears on the battle-field, inspired with mad rage, cruelty, and the love of extermination. she is in full armour, her hair is dishevelled, and she bears a scourge in one hand, and a lance in the other. page 128


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of her children was eros, the winged god of love. the black candle of love< the occult practitioners of ages past were the matchmakers of their day. almost without exception, every small village had its resident wise woman dispensing love spells and philters of varied kinds to those in search of true love. no occult book would be complete without information on how to win the love of another. for the female witch intent on seduction cast this love spell before coming into the presence of the man concerned. enter your witching circle. awaken your magic power. burn a black candle and think of the person to be spellbound. after a few minutes, gaze into candle flame and say: listen, o mighty and powerful ancient one, he whose appearance is that of a burning pillar of fire. ancient and powerful

magic for thousands of years. witches and occultists from all times and all places have always recognized the enormous level of magic power contained in the sex act. in the ritual that follows you can make the irresistible combination of sex and magic work real wonders for you. first you, and your partner, must decide on what it is you seek. then enter your witching circle and place a pillow, for the female s head, in line with one of the four cardinal points. the direction you choose will depend on what it is you seek. once you know your intention you should check with the list in chapter 2 to know which elemental force to invoke. now indulge in the sex act, but keep your mind at all times< on your magical intention. that s all there is to it. chapter 5 ancient secrets of the cabala it is


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dionysus wanted ariadne, and scared theseus away by appearing to him in a dream, causing him to forget her. dionysus then married ariadne, although their first two children, oenopion and thoas, are sometimes referred to as fathered by theseus. music and poetry dionysus was associated, through the creative inspiration of wine, with poetry, song, music, and drama, resulting in much revelry. maenads the female devotees of dionysus were known as maenads, which translates as raving women. in their ecstatic orgies they tore animals and even humans such as pentheus, king of thebes to pieces, and devoured their raw flesh. silenus silenus, dionysus drunken old tutor, is his constant companion, and the leader of his revelers, made up of sileni, satyrs, maenads, and bassarids. the god pan the god pan

in the west indies as well as ghana. this headpiece belonged to the yoruba people in nigeria and was used in ceremonies to impersonate the trickster hare. hare s ears hare orb-web spider the cosmic serpent 88 the cosmic serpent t he fon people of africa tell how the cosmic serpent, aida-hwedo, was brought into being at the beginning of time by the creator, an androgynous god with two faces: mawu the female moon and lisa, the male sun. aido-hwedo helped with the creation by carrying the creator in his mouth as the world was shaped. but when the work was done, the creator saw that there was too much weight for the earth to bear too many trees, too many mountains, too many elephants, everything. so he asked aido-hwedo to coil himself into a circle and lie underneath the overburdened earth li

ods retrieve lost treasures from the ocean; hence he is present at both the top and the bottom of the churning stick. brahma, too, took tortoise shape to make the world. the name of kasyapa, the father of the asuras, also means tortoise. in hindu mythology, the world rests on a giant tortoise. lakshmi lakshmi, sitting near a conch shell, a symbol of vishnu, has already been pulled from the ocean. the female in front of her is busy pulling out chandra, the moon (who is also known as soma. this indian ivory shows durga killing the buffalo demon. durga and the buffalo durga, the warrior goddess, is a form of the indian mother goddess, mahadevi. other forms include gentle parvati, wife of shiva (see pp. 112 13. durga was created by the gods when they were deposed by the asuras from their home


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n ezekiel 16:44 "like mother (binah) like daughter (malchut" and "the mother (binah) lends her clothing (the five gevurot) to the daughter (malchut. this is to say that the divisions of the letters of speech follow exactly according to the divisions which took place in thought. before we explain how the sefirah of malchut is built into a separate stature in and of itself, which is called "nukvah (the female, one more thing needs to be explained. as previously mentioned, adam represents zeir anpin while chava represents nukvah (malchut. in the torah, before adam s wife chava, was created, the torah tells us that g-d put adam to sleep. this teaches us that the "sleep of zeir anpin" is a necessary prerequisite to his wife being separated from him. before the separation, the female (nukvah) wa

r sefirot of malchut are brought about from the sefirot of zeir anpin. from the tenth sefirah of each sefirah (the malchut of that sefirah) each corresponding sefirah of malchut comes about. from malchut of chochmah of zeir anpin, comes chochmah of malchut, from malchut of binah of zeir anpin, comes binah of malchut etc. achor b achor- back to back there are several stages in the "building up" of the female stature (nukvah or malchut. the first stage is called achor b achor (back to back. during this stage, adam& chava (zeir anpin& nukvah) were literally one. nonetheless, they were back to back and were therefore unaware of each other and could not relate to each other. when two people are back to back, they could, literally, be standing an inch away from each other, and nonetheless be com

knowledge of each other. in other words, kudsha brich hoo (the holy one, blessed be he) and the jewish people are completely aware of and "know" each other intimately. furthermore, the relationship is reciprocal from both sides. this will occur in the time of the final redemption, may it happen speedily, in our days. amen we now may continue to explain the process of the "building up" of nukvah (the female. a point under yesod at first, the stature of malchut is like a point under yesod. afterwards it is "built up" into a heh (the final heh of g-ds four letter name) as before (as the heh of binah. the explanation is as follows: 1) from the angle of the giver, before a person can speak, he must first focus on the point he wants to convey through his speaking. only after this can the point


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ted the man in his image, h and further on, that gg-d formed man out of the dust of the earth, h interrupting these two accounts with [its description of what occurred on] the seventh day, as it is written, gand the heavens [and the earth] were completed c. h in the first account of creation, the torah mentions both male and female, while in the second account, in [g-d fs] command [to create man, the female is not mentioned at all. if the command was to create only adam, why was eve created? we see that [even in the second account of creation] after the command, the female was created, for the torah goes on to describe how gg-d caused a deep sleep to descend upon the man c h and so forth. we shall now explain this. from the primordial [world of] adam kadmon, the 72-name was not manifest; o

feminine nature. tzelem: tzadik-lamed-mem= 90+ 30+ 40= 160. ekyeh: alef-hei-yud-hei, when spelled out with the letter yud, becomes: alef alef-lamed-pei 1+ 30+ 80 111 hei hei-yud 5+ 10 15 yud yud-vav-dalet 10+ 6+ 4 20 hei hei-yud 5+ 10 15 161 the difference is that the gimage h is what ima gives to the male [offspring, z feir anpin] and the glikeness h.which has more of a form.is what ima gives to the female [offspring, nukva. because his intention was to [ultimately create the world of] asiyah.and the lower level always possesses the power of everything above it, while the higher level does not possess what the lower one does.he therefore said, gin our image, after our likeness, h all referring to asiyah. as was stated previously, the verse glet us make man in our image, after our likeness

gman h of asiyah, while the following verse, gand g-d created man in his image, h refers to the gman h of beriah. thus, the gman h of asiyah contains both the image and the likeness, while the gman h of beriah contains only the image. even though it is stated in the zohar that gthe eimage f exists in the male, h this refers to the gimage h in z feir anpin of asiyah, and gthe elikeness f exists in the female h of asiyah. the terms gmale h and gfemale h usually refer to z feir anpin and nukva of atzilut, but in this case they refer to z feir anpin and nukva of asiyah. 1 genesis 1:26. the arizal on parashat bereishit (2) 22 nonetheless, all this occurred through ima of beriah [clothing the partzufim of] asiyah, and all of this is the feminine. thus, the question was solely regarding the gman

account of the making [of the world of asiyah. this is because the creation occurred by means of z feir anpin and nukva of atzilut as they were clothed [atzilut] is a masculine world, so therefore the heavens, the vav of the name havayah, were created first. atzilut is indicated by the yud of the name havayah and corresponds to chochmah (abba, male principles. asiyah is a feminine world, in which the female rules over the male, so therefore the earth was created before the heavens. this is another reason why asiyah was made together with beriah, before yetzirah [beriah] is a feminine world, indicated by the letter hei, which is formed of a dalet above a vav. the dalet, which indicates asiyah, was revealed there [in the world of beriah, while the world of yetzirah was not yet [revealed. the

ochmah-binah-da fat, the intellect, corresponding to the three lobes of the brain. the middle triad, chesedgevurah- tiferet, corresponds to the right and left arms and torso, respectively. the lower triad, netzach-hod-yesod, corresponds to the right and left legs and sexual organ, respectively. the final sefirah, malchut, corresponds to the glans of the male sexual organ (or in other contexts, to the female. all souls were included in his. when sinned, his stature was diminished and he became physical, and this caused a blemish in all the souls [he encompassed. ghis stature was diminished h obviously does not mean that he physically shrunk, and that being spiritual is just being giant. rather, this simply the way the kabbalists describe adam fs transformation from a totally spiritual to pa

this refers to the sefirah of malchut, which is called gthe earth. h the three ghandbreadths h of malchut in which intercourse is not to take place were gwiped out. h malchut, the lowest sefirah, is manifest as the ground or earth, while z feir anpin is manifest as the gheavens. h just as the heavens rain on the earth, enabling it to grow fruit, z feir anpin (the male) fertilizes nukva (malchut, the female. the three ghandbreadths h are presumably the lowest three sub-sefirot of malchut, corresponding to asiyah of malchut; as was stated above, intercourse is not to supposed to take place only on the level of mere asiyah. these three handbreadths therefore had to be reconstituted after the flood. noah was [a manifestation of the sefirah of] yesod, and [his three sons] shem, ham, and japhet

rd gabove h! it is enough to say simply that the water prevailed fifteen cubits above the mountains. what is gained by saying that they were covered? the answer: the sin of the generation of the flood was wasteful emission of seed. it is known that this act causes above [the same thing, namely] that the drop [of divine beneficence] issues from the male [i.e, z feir anpin] without being posited in the female [i.e, nukva. rather, it is captured by the forces of evil. this is the mystical meaning of the verse, gand g-d saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth. h2 the verb gto corrupt h (hashcheit) also means gto waste. h thus, the phrase gfor all flesh had corrupted c h can also mean, gfor all flesh had wasted its way on the earth. h this imm

zal on parashat noach (2) 52 in contrast, the states of gevurah that descend on the right axis always remain red, and they become the nefesh of the evil shells. there are sparks of holiness within them that fell [into them] when the vessels [of the world of tohu] were shattered. these are the vav-hei [of the name havayah, the vav being the lifeforce of the male and the hei being the life-force of the female of the evil shells. since the right axis is not inherently one of gevurah, the gevurah within it does not descend as much as the sefirot on the left axis can. when a person divulges a secret to a sinner, he causes [the evil embodied by this person] to couple with the hei openly and the forces of evil abduct the offspring [of this union. this is the mystical meaning of the verse, gdo not

s contrasted to the inherent gcoldness h of evil. this is the dynamic of gcoldness, h as we will now explain. the sages stated that g-d castrated the male leviathan. gand g-d created the great serpents [in the water] c. h9 according to the sages, this refers to the leviathan and its mate. but g-d saw that if they were to procreate, they would destroy the world, so he castrated the male and killed the female leviathan and salted it; it will be served to the righteous in the meal celebrating the advent of the messianic era.10 thus, the leviathan represents a power that if allowed to propagate would overcome the world, i.e, evil. g-d therefore has gcastrated h evil, as will now be explained [mystically] this means that the yesod [of the forces of evil] does not connect with their netzach and

rd for gone h [echad] becomes the word for gother h [acher. this is [the gother h in the verse] gdo not reveal a secret to another. h this also causes the vav to couple with the hei openly. gopen h coupling is a violation of the modesty (tzeniut) that is supposed to characterize true, holy marital relations. by copulating gin the open, h the secret (the reproductive power, both in the male and in the female) is 11 sotah 35a. the arizal on parashat noach (2) 55 shared with everyone (instead of only with the beloved, and thus some of it gspills h into the wrong places. open coupling thus increases the power of evil. but when the secrets of the torah are revealed to the righteous, yesod directs its flux directly to malchut, these two being righteous, and then the vav with the hei ascend in th


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operate through the fixed or kerubic signs of the zodiac and are thus symbolised and attributed- kerub of air-man-aquarius zv.5 kerub of fire-lion-leo q kerub of earth-bull-taurus w kerub of water-eagle-scorpio tll or. tetragrammaton means four-lettered name and refers to the <121> unpronounceable name of god symbolised by jehovah. the laver of water of purification refers to the waters of binah, the female power reflected in the waters of creation. the altar of burnt offmmnfgo r the sacrifice of animals syrnbolises the qlippoth or evil demons of the plane contiguous to and below the material universe. it points out that our passions should be sacrificed. the qlippoth are the evil demons of matter and the shells of the dead. the altar of incense in the tabernacle was overlaid with gold. ou

a cross. then, aspiring to the higher genius, say: thee i invoke the bornless one. thee that didst create the earth and the heavens. thee that didst create the night and the day. thee that didst create the .darkness and the light. thou art osorronophris, whom no man hath seen at any time. thou art iabas. thou art iapos. thou hast distinguished between the just and the unjust <260> thou didst make the female and the male. thou didst produce the seed and the fruit. thou didst form men to love one another and to hate one another. i am (here insert sacramental name and grade) of the order of the r.r. et a.c, thy prophet unto whom thou didst commit thy mysteries, the ceremonies of the magic of light. thou didst produce the moist and the dry and that which nourisheth all created things. hear me


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e higher. the jews term these three series or degrees in the progress of spirits, assiah, yetzirah and briah. the gnostics, who were christian kabalists, called them hyle, psyche and gnosis; by the jews the supreme circle was named atziluth, and by the gnostics pleroma. in the tetragram, the triad, taken at the beginning of the word, expresses the divine copulation; taken at the end, it expressed the female and maternity. eve has a name of three letters, but the primitive adam is signified simply by the letter jod, whence jehovah should be pronounced jeva, and this point leads us to the great and supreme mystery of magic, embodied in the tetrad. 18 iv o d the tetragram geburah chesed porta librarum elementa in nature there are two forces producing equilibrium, and these three constitute a

ancients, and shall recognize air, fire, earth and water as the four positive and visible elements of magic. the subtle and the gross, the swift and slow solvent, or the instruments of heat and cold, constitute, in occult physics, the two positive and negative principles of the tetrad, and should be thus tabulated: thus, air and earth represent the male principle; fire and water are referable to the female principle, since the philosophical cross of pantacles, as affirmed already, is a primitive and elementary hieroglyph of the lingam of the gymnosophists. to these four elementary forms correspond the four following philosophical ideas spirit, matter, motion, rest. as a fact, all science is comprised in the understanding of these four things, which alchemy has reduced to three the absolut

iarchs. the lamp of trismegistus is reason illuminated by science; the mantle of apollonius is full and complete self-possession, which isolates the sage from blind tendencies; and the staff of the patriarchs is the help of the secret and everlasting forces of nature. the lamp of trismegistus enlightens present, past and future, lays bare the conscience of men and manifests the inmost recesses of the female heart. the lamp burns with a triple flame, the mantle is thrice-folded and the staff is divided into three parts. the number nine is that of divine reflections; it expresses the divine idea in all its abstract power, but it signifies also extravagance in belief, and hence superstition and idolatry. for this reason hermes made it the number of initiation, because the initiate reigns over


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positively supposes, creative will and the providential co-operation of a first cause, which we have reason to call god. some alchemists, impressed by this idea, indulged in reveries on the culture of the mandragore and experimented in the artificial reproduction of a soil sufficiently fruitful and a sun sufficiently active to humanize the said root, and thus create men without the concurrence of the female. others, who regarded humanity as the synthesis of animals, despaired about vitalizing the mandragore, but they crossed monstrous pairs and projected human seed into animal earth, only for the production of shameful crimes and barren deformities. the third method of making the android was by galvanic machinery. one of these almost intelligent automata was attributed to albertus magnus

the universal spirit; in front of him are swords, cups and pantacles; he uplifts the miraculous rod towards heaven. he has a youthful figure and curly hair, like apollo or mercury; the smile of confidence is on his lips and the look of intelligence in his eyes. b the house of god and man, the sanctuary, the law, gnosis, kabalah, the occult church, the duad, wife, mother. hieroglyph of the tarot: the female pope, a woman crowned with a tiara, wearing the horns of the moon and isis, her head enveloped in a mantle, the solar cross on her breast, and holding a book on her knees, which she conceals with her mantle. the protestant author of a pretended history of pope joan has met with, and used, for good or bad, in the interests of his thesis, two curious and ancient 134 the ritual of transcen

crowned with a tiara, wearing the horns of the moon and isis, her head enveloped in a mantle, the solar cross on her breast, and holding a book on her knees, which she conceals with her mantle. the protestant author of a pretended history of pope joan has met with, and used, for good or bad, in the interests of his thesis, two curious and ancient 134 the ritual of transcendental magic figures of the female pope or sovereign priestess of the tarot. these figures ascribe to her all the attributes of isis; in one she is carrying and caressing her son horus; in the other she has long and unbound hair. she is seated between the two pillars of the duad, has a sun with four rays on her breast, places one hand upon a book and makes the sign of sacerdotal esotericism with the other. that is to say


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l stance; possibly very few women would admit to it when questioned by a male priest of an authoritarian, witch burning religion, even one as gentle and spiritually inclined as robert kirk. whatever the reasons, and we note that in this tale he implies that the woman was a witch working with a familiar spirit, kirk is not correct in this suggestion. indeed, it is often traditionally asserted that the female bloodline passes on the second sight, either to daughters or sons, and not the male bloodline. the second level concerns the nature of this woman's seership and its source. suddenly we find a different kind of tale altogether from anything that kirk has mentioned previously, and quite out of keeping with his general and specific thesis. indeed, the woman from colonsay seems to be more o

of that period he is offered up to hell, or becomes subject to the powers of dissolution inherent in the underworld. following this second death, he can only be reborn as a mortal child, and commence again upon the wheel once challenged, however, tam lin is able to reveal a way by which he might be liberated through transformation, as with other male characters in magic, he is incomplete without the female partner, and unable to transform without the vitalizing fire of janet's love. 11. the transformation at hallow-e'n the most obvious magical elements now begin to appear in the ballad. janet must save her lover at hallow-e'en- the festival which marks the ancient feast of the dead. at this time, the barriers between the outer and underworld were said to be weakened, and the dead could fr


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ith his inner powers. the baptism of fire is the divine gnosis of the dark lord descending, the downward point of the triangle in tantra, the point of the pentagram in black magic. it can be of a traditional straight black wood, carved with setian symbols. the flail and the crook, symbols of the pharaoh's authority, can be substituted. cup: the cup is the representation of the reservoir of power, the female aspect of the dark lord, and the subconscious of the magician. this is the realm of the inner demons, the shadows. the cup connects the outer fire ocean of set with the inner dark realm of the adept. dagger: the dagger represents the intellect of the magician. with its keen edge it cleanly cuts through ignorance and intellectual laziness. it protects its user from the forces of slavery

ually ends up in double crystallization. a situation in which one understands and possesses knowledge, yet cannot work on his will. this may stop the xeper process. for the sake of comparison, crowley's formula "love under will" comes to mind. from magic without tears: 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 that the method in every case is love, by which is meant the uniting of opposites as above stated, such as hydrogen and chlorine, sodium and oxygen, and so on. any reaction whatever, any phenomenon, is a phenomenon of "love" as you will understand when i come to explain to you the meaning

e to initiate the working for the word of set, whose contents may or may not be germane to the problem identified above. to me your working indicates two things: first, that the v function must again receive my attention; second, that comprehension of the results of such workings as may result is crucial to the continued unfolding of the aeon of set. i feel an equally strong conviction concerning the female voice that magister barrett heard calling to him from the ritual chamber; again i can't explain why or bow. it was the form of selkhet, appealing to him because of some danger or threat to priest murray of an unusual aspect- the words "twisted" and "torqued" come to mind. that is all. but i can visualize the incident as clearly as though i had been there myself. north solstice working o

ody of that working as the psychodrama it was: wolf summons hail mighty mother of the fittest. goddess of savagery, mistress of the wolf brood, i call you forth! savage beauty of the long nights filled with hunger, come, let thy nature and power be revealed. ah, the feral snarl, the burning wolf eyes staring, it is thy strength that i recognize as my own. protection at any cost for the pack- with the female wolf lies the fate of your pack. they depend on your fertility, your cunning, your ability to endure. bold sweeps into human camps to feed. a chilled and bitter night, communing with the moon and all that pulses alive. i am one like thee. we shall run, sister, along the steppes of night. rip apart the invader, the weak not of us. the grace of our limbs, the length of our stride, is no m

ving up within the spirals are highly suggestive of life forming itself into those forces which will end as basic living beings. aleister crowley's firm belief in male supremacy also surfaces in the symbolism of life force forming from the phallus projecting from the skeleton. the male's place in the scheme of life creation is not to be discounted and while dclxvi did explore and attempt to place the female in a role of her own, he never was quite able to rise above the idea of both genders having certain roles to follow, whereas today's temple assigns no functions based on gender, but looks at initiatory development instead. each of us does his own dance of life and change, albeit not as graphic as that portrayed in trump xiii. wr create, delete, augment, and whether our attainments are t

lovers (vi) represent integrations of opposing effects which remanifest as something more than the whole of the parts which made it. the chariot (vii) then forms a place unique unto the newly made and developing being, a place self-ordered wherein magical research and development can go on. a sense of balance and adjustment (viii) comes about through this work. if, as the deck's author suggested, the female figure of viii is karma in eastern philosophy, then that facet of evolution is a representation of the awareness of consequences which may come about from the being's acts. a working appreciation of this goes up a step to the generative wisdom and light of the hermit (ix. this stage does not indicate the commonly accepted view of one hiding away from the world. in the place of fleeing f

at times to assigning right and just as those qualities seemed appropriate at the moment. the contents of both cups are separated by nuit's swirling hair, a part of the atu which ipsissimus crowley describes as hiding the abyss between the sea of binah and the earth, both earth and water being feminine in nature in accord with the general theme of the card, that of the personification of magic in the female aspect. the abyss itself can be interpreted in a number of ways, each being proper to the initiate approaching it- ir having crossed it. trump xvii abounds with movement and energy- the principal parts are moving in swirls and flowings. to me it is a display of work aimed in the direction of the move to remanifest. each movement is made with purpose in order to enhance the coming into b

e rite. it has been amazing to me to see that reactions to the same fragrance vary throughout the month (further research is being done to see if this correlates with the phases and signs of the moon) by reactions i mean not only my own, but those of others around me who notice the fragrance i am wearing. of course, this may also be related to the changes in human pheromones that occur throughout the female's monthly cycle. perhaps they enhance or alter the aromatic material. when purchasing aromas in this class, one can also use the actual plant material, as it is so strong. however, be aware that there are at times wide variations in the quality of the plant material, due to growing and handling conditions, and in the past few years even the political climate. aromas in this class are th

c western traders p.0. box 95 folsom, ca 95763 (916) 985-3851 footnotes 1. editor's note: adept lane referred to s/he, him/her, his/her throughout her submission. all later references have been changed to the generic as a matter of editorial policy to simplify reading the article. let this footnote remind the reader that in all cases, all qualities and actions apply equally to the male as well as the female. 2. the crystal tablet prohibits the use of blood. however, dr. aquino has explained to me that this proscription is made in order to prevent injury to anyone or anything. since menstrual blood is expelled by the body itself, there is no injury involved. it goes without saying that this must be donated. 3. if you are unsteady of hand you may wish to use a device such as a cake icer. 4

enturies. also associated with a sexual element, the incubus and succubus sought that vital element in living fluids. although generally thought of as dealing primarily in semen, these highly erotic creatures were now and then spoken of as blood drinkers, with a family tree going back to lilith. this lady, who taught adam the ropes and left him for dead, was the personification of every aspect of the female vampire: she was said to be beautiful beyond words, powerful, and associated with the royalty of hell. the traditions of lilith and her descendants have made for man a dark and splendid fascination lasting for millennia. many a tale has come down over the years about the physical appearance of vampires. red plays a part, naturally enough, in the signs and symptoms of vampirism [even anc


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one's behind. it was as if no aspect of human existence was to be left unregulated, free. the revelation- the _recitation- told the faithful how much to eat, how deeply they should sleep, and which sexual positions had received divine sanction, so that they learned that sodomy and the missionary position were approved of by the archangel, whereas the forbidden postures included all those in which the female was on top. gibreel further listed the permitted and forbidden subjects of conversation, and earmarked the parts of the body which could not be scratched no matter how unbearably they might itch. he vetoed the consumption of prawns, those bizarre other-worldly creatures which no member of the faithful had ever seen, and required animals to be killed slowly, by bleeding, so that by exper


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the creator of the material universe. thus he is identified as satan, or ha-satan, and as abraxas. the holiness or unholiness of the metatron is undecided, thrown backwards and forwards by the argumenets of theologians, priests, magicians and rabbi. as such it is a most paradoxical name to conjure with. shekinah according to the zohar the creation of the world was the work of the shekinah, who is the female aspect of the metatron. the shekinah was exiled after the fall of adam and eve, and according to rabbinical lore the entire purpose of the torah is to lead the shekinah back to god and unite her with him. micha-el originally a chaldean deity, the name micha-el translates as who is as god. along with gabriel he is one of the only two angels actually named in the old testament. it was he

ary; thee i invoke, the bornless one thee, that didst create the earth and the heavens thee, that didst create the night and the day thee, that didst create the darkness and the light thou art ra hoor khuit, myself made perfect, who no man has seen at any time thou art ia besz, the truth in matter thou art the truth in motion thou hast distinguished between the just and the unjust thou didst make the female and the male thou didst produce the seeds and the fruit thou didst form men to love one another, and to hate one another i am [n, thy servant, unto whom thou didst commit thy mysteries, the ceremonies of albion thou didst produce the moist and the dry and that which nourisheth all created life hear thou me, for i am the angel of lucifer; this is thy true name handed down to the initiate


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on's day that lend themselves to the receiving of the will of the wizard. those times when day-dreaming or boredom ensue, or when time hangs heavy, are fertile periods of suggestibility. if a woman is the target for your spell, do not forget the importance of the menstrual cycle. if man were not dulled through his stifling evolutionary development, he would know, as an allfours animal knows, when the female was most sexually inclined. man's snout, however unsullied by cheap opiates, is not normally equipped to ferret out such tell-tale erotic scents. even if he were so endowed with such olfactory powers, the object of his quest would most likely "throw him off the scent" through the use of massive doses of perfumery to cover and smother the "offending" effluvium, or eliminate detection com


SATANISM AN EXAMINATION OF SATANIC BLACK MAGIC

non and consecration of the host. the mass is completed with the recital of the fifth enochian key and the repudiation and denunciation, whereby the power and divinity of christ is denied and the power of satan is invoked to cause vengeance to christ and his host of angels. after this has been said the rite is concluded with the wafer which, having been consecrated by insertion into the vagina of the female altar, is then cast to the floor and trodden upon. the participants drink from the chalice and the ritual is then officially declared completed. the order of nine angles offer a similar though different tradition concerning the black mass. whilst in the church of satan's black mass, the naked female takes the place of the altar, the black mass of the order of nine angles stipulates that


SCHLAGER NEIL WORLD RELIGIONS REFERENCE LIBRARY

aking jesus fully human and fully divine. indigenous: a word that describes a people, culture, or religion that is native to a particular geographical region. indulgence: in the roman catholic church, the belief that paying money to the church would allow a person to get into heaven or be forgiven for sins that were not yet committed. izanagi: the male figure in the shinto creation myth. izanami: the female figure in the shinto creation myth. jinja: shrine. jinn: evil spirits that tempt a person away from dedication to allah. jinn: literally, conquerors; the great teachers of jainism who have conquered their earthly passions. world religions: almanac xxi words to know jiva: the soul. junzi: a gentleman or superior man. ka aba: the shrine built by the prophet abraham in the holy city of mec

opotamian rites of passage the major rites of passage for ancient mesopotamians were the same as those for people in many other cultures: birth, marriage, and death. families were nuclear, that is, they consisted of a father, mother, and children. the father was accepted as head of the household. birth was an occasion for much religious care. women giving birth wore special ornaments to scare off the female demon lamashtu, who was said to kill or kidnap children. the moon god, nanna, was called upon to help the woman in labor. the earliest lullabies, or soothing songs sung to babies, were adapted from incantations, or sung prayers, to protect the infant. the next major rite of passage, marriage, was both a religious and a legal matter. law codes that survive show that marriage was celebrat

ted by a line. confucianism also shares the yin-yang symbol with daoism. this symbol represents the connectedness of opposing forces in the universe. it is a circle divided into two equal and curving parts, one black and one white, with a black dot in the white section and a white dot in the black section. this represents the two types of forces in the universe, the male or sunlike yang force and the female or receptive moon force of the yin. the symbol shows these two forces in balance and harmony. world religions: almanac 165 confucianism worship confucianism has no clergy and no traditional houses of worship. instead, it is incorporated into every aspect of a person s life. in the modern world perhaps the idea of ancestor worship or respect comes closest to a form of confucian worship

largest religion in the world. words to know amaterasu: the sun goddess. folk (minzoku) shinto: shinto that emphasizes folk beliefs, or common beliefs, of rural agricultural laborers. four affirmations: a code of conduct by which shintoists live, including emphases on tradition and family, nature, cleanliness, and worship of the kami. izanagi: the male figure in the shinto creation myth. izanami: the female figure in the shinto creation myth. jinja: shrine. kami: the gods or divinities of shinto; the life force or spirit associated with places, natural objects, and ancestors. kami-dana: a kami shelf or altar in a private home. kojiki: the chief text of shinto, a work that combines history, myth, and folk belief. matsuri: festival. nippon: the land of the rising sun; the japanese name for j

evant for younger people. 6. mazdaznan movement: the mazdaznan movement, founded in the early twentieth century by rev. dr. otoman zar-adhusht hanish (d. 1936, included the first zoroastrians in the united states. this movement incorporates elements of christianity and hinduism. it continues to believe in a monotheistic god, but it also believes in a father (the male creative principle, a mother (the female creative principle, and the child (representing salvation, or deliverance from sin, and faith in the future. members of this movement practice rhythmic praying and chanting, follow a strict vegetarian diet, and are urged to lead a simple life. the movement eventually spread to mexico and to several countries in europe. 7. the lovers of meher baba: this movement has only very loose links

fatima married ali when she was seventeen and had four children with him. her one son, husayn (c. 626 680) had a strong impact on islam. fatima, however, was more than the daughter, wife, and mother of famous muslim men. she is viewed as a holy woman in islam, and is sometimes referred to as the patron saint of fertility. fatima is called al-azhar (the brilliant or shining one) and is regarded as the female ideal in islam. muslims often appeal to fatima as a mediator between themselves and god. as a source of blessing, her hand is often used as a symbol for protection. during her life fatima was very close to her father muhammad. although the exact day of her death is not known, historians agree that she died in 633, about six months after muhammad s death. the later fatimid dynasty (909 1

nd hand motions, and sexual rituals. crowley s version of tantrism was a corrupted form of tantra yoga, a hindu discipline intended to awaken the energy in the body by using rituals to address relationships and sexuality. gardner soon opened his own lodge of the ordo templi orientis at his new home on the grounds of a nudist club to which he belonged. his lodge was made up mostly of men. in fact, the female membership of the group was often so low that he had to hire prostitutes from london to carry out the great rite, a ritual during which a high priestess was required to have sexual intercourse with male members. england s chief witch by 1951 the laws against witchcraft in england had been eliminated, and gardner could speak publicly about the practice. he was also free to establish his

sorder or formlessness. shinto recognizes both a male and a female principle, or element, in creation. this is in contrast to religions such as christianity and judaism, which see creation as the work of a male god alone. the story notes, however, that because izanami spoke ahead of her husband at their wedding ceremony, the ceremony had to be repeated so that the male god was given priority over the female goddess. this male prominence is an important feature of historic japanese culture and can still be found in the twenty-first century. the islands of japan were seen as the god and goddess s children. so, too, were the kami, especially the spirits that ruled the islands. later, the two gods produced additional gods, including kagutsuchi, the fire god. the creation story goes on to recou

the floating bridge to reach the miraculously created island. in this island they thenceforth dwelt and made it the basis of their subsequent task of creating a country. then wishing to become espoused, they erected in the center of the island a pillar, the heavenly august pillar, and built around it a great palace called the hall of eight fathoms. thereupon the male deity turning to the left and the female deity to the right, each went round the pillar in opposite directions. when they again met each other on the further side of the pillar, izanami, the female deity, speaking first, exclaimed: how delightful it is to meet so handsome a youth! to which izanagi, the male deity, replied: how delightful i am to have fallen in with such a lovely maiden! after having spoken thus, the male deity

a boat made of reeds. their second offspring was as disappointing as the first. the two deities, now sorely disappointed at their failure and full of misgivings, ascended to heaven to inquire of the heavenly deities the causes of their misfortunes. the latter performed the ceremony of divining and said to them: it is the woman s fault. in turning round the pillar, it was not right and proper that the female deity should in speaking have taken precedence of the male. that is the reason. the two deities saw the truth of this divine suggestion, and made up their minds to rectify the error. so, returning to the earth again, they went once more around the heavenly pillar. this time izanagi spoke first saying: how delightful to meet so beautiful a maiden! bestow: give. embellished: decorated. au


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is like the letter teth. he said it is like a teth on the inside, while i say that it is like a mem on the outside. 85 what is a mem? do not read mem, but mayim (water. just like water is wet, so is the belly always wet. why does the open mem include both male and female, while the closed mem is male? this teaches us that the mem is primarily male. the opening was then added to it for the sake of the female. just like the male cannot give birth, so the closed mem cannot give birth. and just like the female has an opening with which to give birth, so can the open mem give birth. the mem is therefore open and closed. 86. why should the mem have two forms, open and closed? because we said: do not read mem, but mayim (water. the woman is cold, and therefore, must be warmed by the male. why sho

of a beautiful (hadar) tree? the targum renders this verse, the fruit of the etrog tree, and the lulav. 173. what is the meaning of beautiful? it is the beauty of all things. this is also the beauty of the songs of songs. regarding it, it is written (songs of songs 6:10, who is she who looks forth as the dawn, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, terrible like an army with banners? this relates to the female. because of her, the female was taken from adam. this is because it is impossible for the lower world to endure without the female. and why is the female called nekevah? because her orifices (nekev) are wide. also because she has more orifices than the male. what are they? they are the orifices of the breasts, the womb, and the receptacle. 174. and what is the reason that you said that

do we know that forming means bringing together? for it is written (genesis 2:19, and the lord god formed (gathered) all the beasts of the field and all the flying things of the heaven, and he brought them to the man to see what he would call each thing. this explains the verse (genesis 5:2, male and female he created them. it is also written (genesis 1:28, and god blessed them. 199. the soul of the female comes from the female, and the soul of the male comes from the male. this is the reason why the serpent followed eve. he said, her soul comes from the north, and i will therefore quickly seduce her. and how did he seduce her? he had intercourse with her. 200. his disciples asked: tell us how this took place. he replied: the wicked samael made a bond with all the host on high against his


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d design, and combined them; and he sealed them as the three mothers in the universe, in the year and in man--both male and female. he caused the letter aleph to reign in air and crowned it, and combining it with the others he sealed it, as air in the world, as the temperate (climate) of the year, and as the breath in the chest (the lungs for breathing air) in man: the male with aleph, mem, shin, the female with shin, mem, aleph. he caused the letter mem to reign in water, crowned it, and combining it with the others formed the earth in the world, cold in the year, and the belly in man, male and female, the former with mem, aleph, shin, the latter with mem, shin, aleph. he caused shin to reign in fire, and crowned it, and combining it with the others sealed with it the heavens in the unive


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hy. o lord hvhy-the sister, and all is within vhy.47 all are included in the tongue concealed in the mother, for it opens for that which egresses from it. the father dwells in the head, the mother in the middle, and there is a covering from this side and from that side. and woe unto him that uncovers their nakedness. and elohim said lights will be in the firmament of heaven.48 the male rules over the female as it is written, the righteous is the foundation forever.49 the yod y illumines both, and it illumines and passes on into the female. the yod y sets itself apart, ascends by its level higher and higher, and the female is darkened. and the mother is illumined and is opened out into her gates. the key, which contains the six, comes and covers up her gates, and it is unified below, with t

g-being, the lower living-being. the good living-being. the evil living-being. and elohim said, we will make adam. 102 this adam-not is written on not-adam in order to take away adam of above who was made by the perfect name. when this is perfected, that is perfected. male and female were perfected in order to perfect everything. the lord hvhy is the side of the male. elohim(,yhla) is the side of the female. therefore was the male extended, and formed with his members, as it were, regenerative power. the kings that were nullified are here sustained, the judgments of the male are severe in the beginning, mild in the end. those of the female are vice versa. vy h h yv the channels of connection are shrouded beneath his covering. yod y small in this very form he is found. but if judgments are

were, regenerative power. the kings that were nullified are here sustained, the judgments of the male are severe in the beginning, mild in the end. those of the female are vice versa. vy h h yv the channels of connection are shrouded beneath his covering. yod y small in this very form he is found. but if judgments are to be mitigated, necessarily the ancient one is required. the serpent came upon the female and a nest of impurity was formed within her, establishing a dwelling for evil. thus it is written: and she conceived, and she gave birth to qain,103 the nest of the dwelling of the evil spirits, storms and demons, and blows to qain within hy. he formed in that adam(,da, by twos, by the general principle and the particular, which are contained in the particular and the general, legs and


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have been inscribed on the tablet, and one of two things will happen: i.e, the dog will either snarl p. 97 and snap at the lover, or he will bark. if he snarls and snaps the lover will not gain the object of his affections, but if he barks the lady will come to him. in the second example the lover is ordered to make two waxen figures; one in the form of ares, and the other in the form of a woman. the female figure is to be in the posture of kneeling upon her knees with her hands tied behind her, and the male figure is to stand over her with his sword at her throat. on the limbs of the female figure a large number of the names of demons are to be written, and when this has been done, the lover must take thirteen bronze needles, and stick them in her limbs, saying as he does so "i pierce (he


SPENSER THE CULT OF THE ALL SEEING EYE 1960

of the crescent is continued fullcircle, the figure which results is a hidden point within a circle, the symbol which was adopted by the astronomers as their sign of the sun. in the ancient- 17- mysteries the point in the circle denoted the principle of fecundity and has been carried down through the ages as a sign of various secret societies, including the llluminati of adam weishaupt in 1776.20 the female principle is also emphasized by the crescent moon or lunette figure. there are 72 geometrical figures (and shadings) in the mural. the two crescent shapes and the four long triangles. white, yellow, blue and black. which are located in the two upper tiers of the mural, are each counted as one figure. the number 72 denoted from the earliest days the divine name of 72 words. this number i

" seventy-two is also the number of the quinaries or sets of five degrees in the 360 degrees of the zodiac.21 the number of triangles in the mural are difficult to count. there are 22. isosceles, equilateral, scalene, right-angled. triangles. there are also 22 numbered letters in the ancient hebrew alphabet, with values of 1 to 400. the triangle is an ancient emblem of deity; it is also a sign of the female element. however, if the apex of the triangle is pointed down it becomes the male element; thus inverted it may also represent lucifer, particularly if it is black in color. the spiral figure intertwined with the mural-length diagonal line symbolizes the caduceus of hermes (mercury, which mythologically is represented as two serpents twined around the winged wand of mercury. nine arcs a


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symbol of sacrifice or reflection-exemplified for example in the tarot card the hanged man. the planetary sign of the path of t, is l, a sign composed of the cross and the moon, and thus apt for linking twklm and dwsy. the full descent of the into matter is exemplified by the crucifixion, the beautiful naked hermaphrodite of dwsy on the t or cross of the thirty-second path. on the card we notice the female figure naked, except for a k-shaped scarf, dancing within a wreathed oval. her attitude, with arms extended downwards and outwards, and her legs forming a cross, suggests the triangle over a cross, the sign of q. having taken a look at correspondences of the cross with the feminine principle of both h and h final, we need to look at w. w is the letter attributed to the world of hryxy, a


TEXE MARRS CODEX MAGICA SECRET SIGNS MYSTERIOUS SYMBOLS AND HIDDEN CODES OF THE ILLUMINATI

ans even worshipped a god of silence, harpocrates, a form of the solar deity. harpocrates was often pictured sitting on his mother's lap, suckling at her breast. later, the catholic church adopted similar images in the veneration of mary with child. sometimes harpocrates was pictured naked or with horns on his head, symbols of power. he often sat on a lotus flower. the lotus is a sexual symbol of the female vagina.7 "silence, slaves, or we'll cut your throat from ear to ear" 289 in the active days of benjamin franklin and our nation's founders, their secret society counterparts in great britain made use of the god harpocrates. sir francis dashwood, instrumental in the british operation of the illuminati, recruited nobility for his hell-fire club, a secret group based on magic, satanism, an

an elementary knowledge of triangles and proportions. the triangle as woman's "holy door' barbara walker, in her the woman's encyclopedia of myths and secrets, outlines how the ancient mystery religions greatly honored the triangle as the sign of deity. she notes that the hindus, too, borrowed this emblem as their tantric (sexual) female triangle of life. it was known as the kali yantra, sign of the female vulva. in egypt, the triangle was a hieroglyphic sign for "woman" in ancient greece, the sexual intent is clear in that the triangle represented the holy door, genitalia of the all-mother demeter, known as "mother delta."1 "the triangle was everywhere connected with the female trinity, and a frequent component of monograms of goddesses" writes walker.2 it is easily understood, therefore

ers 367 pages 800 and 801 from encyclopedia of freemasonry by albert g. mackey, 33 and charles t. mrclenachan, 33. 368 codex magica a dark scene inside a masonic temple in greece. the human sacrifice lays straddled as a five point star on the altar. superimposed behind are the descendant (hell) triangle and the tau symbol of the royal arch. the delta triangle design is feminine and corresponds to the female's vulva. two magical seals based on the black book of honorius. the first is the occult seal of great work. the second is the occult seal of black magic. note in both of them the opposed position of the triangles and the position of the moon (in the center of the black magic seal. black magic, masonic witchcraft, and triangle powers 369 freemasonry's the royal arch banner reveals two an

n 407 codex magica in the photos of abc news reporter sam donaldson and u.s.a. vice president dick cheney. however, their modified hand and finger positioning is likely simply a personal eccentricity. as in all cases of secret hand signs, human variation and personality intervene, so that not all the signs are rendered expertly and in a crisp, uniform, standardized fashion. when placed in or near the female vulva area or the male genital area, the spear point becomes a phallic symbol. in all cases, the sign of the spear point is given so that the y, the spear or arrow, is pointing downward, toward the nether regions where, presumably, satan and his legions reside. that is, toward the pit of hell. title page of barbara walker's the woman's dictionary of symbols and sacred objects. inside, w

he point within the circle according to mackey's masonic encyclopedia the hidden, true meaning of this symbol, the point inside the circle, is far different than what the everyday masonic brother is told. in reality, its meaning is yet another proof that masonry is a sex cult. mackey says the esoteric explanation is that the point within the circle is the male phallus, or penis, and the circle is the female yoni, or vagina. here, says mackey, is a "symbol of fecundity, expressed by the male generative principle."4 but, mackey emphasizes, the sun is still not forgotten in masonry, for while the 462 codex magica importance to the illuminati masons and yet is so little recognized as significant by the dumbed-down masses, many illuminists enjoy a bit of mockery of the masses by blatantly displ

rcle. the other three fingers then spiral off and there you have it the well-known symbol for ok. universally, this sign means alright, acceptable, good, right-on, you bet, a-ok, satisfactory. but to occultists, the ok sign takes on darker significance. first, we have the circle, indicating the sun deity and the mason's never-ending quest for more light. to freemasonry, the circle also represents the female genitalia, or yoni. in the hindu religion, the ok sign is a revered mudra (sacred gesture) meaning "infinity" or perfection. it is associated with the female genitalia thumb and forefinger pressed together at the tips with the other three fingers extended. in the practice of tantric yoga (sex rituals, the ok sign is a token of ecstasy, spiritual and physical. in ancient sumeria and pers

it is very possible that the six-pointed star could become the mark of the beast, the antichrist, as prophesied in revelation 13. the illuminists, cabalists, and masons cunningly have also chosen the six-pointed star as symbol because of its hidden sexual meanings. it is made up of two triangles, integrated together, one superimposed on the other. the triangle pointing downward (delta) represents the female vagina; the triangle pointed upward the male phallus. joined, or yoked, the two triangles represent the generative sex act.8 illuminati stars around the world the illuminati have cleverly designed architecture and art over the face of the whole earth to integrate their star talismans into global culture. for example, texas is called the "lone star state" a choice of the masons sam houst


THE BOOK OF PLEASURE

hing, wherefore the necessity of imagining we are not? be ye mystic. others believe in prayer. have not all yet learnt, that to ask it to be denied? let it be the root of your gospel. oh, ye who are living other peoples lives! unless desire is subconscious, it is not fulfilled, no, not in this life. then verily sleep is better than prayer. quiescence is hidden desire, a form of "not asking; by it the female obtains much from man. utilize prayer (if you must pray) as a means of exhaustion, and by that you will obtain your desire. some do much to show the similarity of different religions; certainly by it i prove the possibility of a fundamental illusion, but that they never realise-or this ukase they are the mockery, for how much they regret! they suffer more conflict than the unenlightened


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but it gradually seemed to become vaporous and slowly faded from his grasp. a spirit form materialized in a corner of the laboratory during the course of one experiment, took up an accordion into its hands, and glided about the room playing the instrument. crookes s report of the incident indicated that the phantom was visible for several minutes before it disappeared at a slight cry from one of the female sitters. intrigued by this particular demonstration, crookes designed a special cage wherein he placed an accordion which he invited the spirit to play. during the laboratory-controlled experiment, the accordion floated about the spook-proof cage and unseen fingers played a variety of melodies on the keyboard of the instrument. in addition to his famous feats of levitation a phenomenon

e of some of the many paradoxes with which serious researchers may find themselves confronted in paranormal investigations. the medium had a harelip and a cleft palate which caused a severe impediment in his speaking voice, yet at no time did any of the spirit voices produced by him give any evidence of unclear or unintelligible speech although most of the visiting entities did speak in whispers. the female voices from beyond seemed obviously to be those of a male speaking in a falsetto. many of the communicating spirits reflected the same opinions and temperament of the medium, but now and then carrington felt that the alleged entities did make reference to information and the names of individuals that could only have been gained in some paranormal manner. in assessing the mediumship of w

they fear that such representations are actually paying tribute to the ancient goddesses and earth mothers and that these images perpetuate 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 mystery religions and cults 273 pope john paul ii praying at the black madonna shrine in czestochowa, poland, in 1999 (ap/wide world photos) strains of pagan worship of the female principle. for example, church scholars point out that st. germain de pres, the oldest church in paris (par-isis, the grove of isis, was built in 542 on the site of a former temple dedicated to isis. isis had been the patron goddess of paris until christianity replaced her with st. genevieve. within the church of st. germain de pres, however, parishioners worshipped a black statue of is


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(october 19, 1997) that very high computer enhancements of the film show conclusively that, whatever it was, it was not wearing a suit. the skin on the creature ripples as it walks. other bigfoot experts have declared the patterson-gimlin film to be an authentic documentary of a genuine female hominoid. two russian scientists, dmitri bayanov and igor bourtsev, minutely analyzed every movement of the female bigfoot on the controversial film and concluded that it had passed all their tests and their criteria of distinctiveness, consistency, and naturalness. who, they ask rhetorically in their chapter in the sasquatch and other unknown hominoids, other than god or natural selection is sufficiently conversant with anatomy and bio-mechanics to design a body which is perfectly harmonious in ter

dual s own life, but seemed to be aboriginal, innate, and inherited shapes of the human mind. jung believed that it is crucial to pay attention to the archetypes met in dream life. of special importance is the shadow, a figure of the same sex as the dreamer, which contains all the repressed characteristics one has not developed in his or her conscious life. the anima is the personification of all the female tendencies, both positive and negative, in the male psyche. its counterpart in the female psyche is the animus. the most mysterious, but most significant, of the jungian archetypes is the self, which m. l. von fram describes in man and his symbols (1964) as the regulating center that brings about a constant expansion and maturing of the personality. the self emerges only when the ego ca

in a state of drowsiness, but totally during the dream state, tart labeled the experiment inconclusive. even though there was objective evidence that the technician was not at the controls when the subject said she was not, and she had been in the office with her husband, whom the subject was able to describe, tart did not feel he could offer irrefutable evidence that an actual obe had occurred. the female subject was tested for four nonsuccessive nights over a period of two months. this woman was subjected to even stricter laboratory controls and physiological response measuring devices. her efforts were concerned mainly with attempts to read the test numeral tart had placed on the shelf. on the third night of the experiment, the subject claimed that she had visited her sister in another

the bride. the nikah (marriage ceremony) is usually performed in private homes or in the prayer hall of the mosque. brides often wear a traditional khameez(tunic) and shalwar(pants, decorated with a great deal of gold jewelry. the groom may also choose traditional clothing or a dark suit. on the day selected for the wedding, the couple are kept apart, separated in different rooms, the bride with the female guests, the groom with the male guests, until the ceremony is over. either the imam, the officiating priest of the mosque, or a muslim judge, called a qadi, presides over the ceremony and generally offers a brief series of reflections upon the sacredness of the marriage contract. the bride says that she wishes to marry the groom, and he signs the contract. two witnesses attest to the ma

air. in the late 1960s and early 1970s, male hippies, who wore their hair shoulder-length or longer, became the most oft-cited victims of the spider in the hair folktale. the long hair made it possible by the suspicions of the general public that hippies seldom bathed, thus allowing a deadly spider to remain undetected in their hair until somehow provoked. the internet continues to resurrect both the female victim with her beehive hairstyle or the poisoned hippie with his uncombed, unwashed shoulder-length hair. however, sometime in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the urban legend was updated by substituting a man or woman with dreadlocks as the unsuspecting host for the poisonous spiders. in some versions, the victim is bitten when he or she attends a barbershop or beauty parlor and the b


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was his own and proclaimed it an allegorical novel written in tribute to rosencreutz, as well as a symbolic depiction of the science of alchemy and hermetic magic. others identified the work as a comic romance, lightly depicting the most profound alchemical symbols in a fanciful manner. the royal wedding to which the hero rosencreutz is invited is in reality the alchemical process itself in which the female and male principles are joined together. as the novel continues, the vast arcana of alchemical truths are represented by various animals, mythological beings, and human personalities. in addition to being an advocate of alchemy and the process of contacting intermediary spirits to accomplish good for society, andreae believed in becoming an active reformer of social ills, as well as sup

eaten. the traditional belief structure of the yoruba envisioned a chief god named olorun, who remains aloof and unknowable to humankind, but who permitted a lesser deity, obatala, to create the earth and all its life forms. there are hundreds of minor spirits whose influence may be invoked by humankind, such as ayza, the protector; baron samedi, guardian of the grave; dambala, the serpent; ezli, the female spirit of love; ogou balanjo, spirit of healing; and mawu lisa, spirit of creation. each follower of vodun has his or her own gmet tet, h a guardian spirit that corresponds to a catholic fs special saint. vodun has a supernatural entity that is unique among the practitioners of sorcery.the zombi, those dread creatures of the undead who prowl about at night doing the bidding of those mag

ed a reformed world, and they pledged to come to one another fs assistance whenever needed. later, when their efforts to restore one of their members to his former position of power failed, the group was disbanded. a humanist and feminist ahead of his time, agrippa exalted the position of women far above the prevailing sentiment of the early sixteenth century. in 1509, he composed the nobility of the female sex and the superiority of women while lecturing at the university at dole. agrippa annoyed a number of clerics when he presented teachings from the bible, the church fathers, and various works of philosophy to argue his praise of women. the paean to the fair sex was dedicated to margaret of austria, maximilian fs daughter, who was mistress of dole and burgundy, in the hope that he migh

here is anything supernatural about the manifestations and phenomena associated with this extrasensory area of the mind. they believe that psychic powers lie dormant in everyone, to a greater or lesser degree, and the disciplines of wicca are designed to develop these to the fullest. wicca is a polarized religion, embodying within its worship the male principle in the figure of the horned god and the female in that of the goddess. thus its adherents believe that wicca presents a truer picture of the nature and workings of the universal creative principle than do those religions that overemphasize either the male or the female values and relegate the other to a subordinate status. wicca incorporates both cognates of the universal creative principle. in witchcraft here and now, sybil leek de

of the nature and workings of the universal creative principle than do those religions that overemphasize either the male or the female values and relegate the other to a subordinate status. wicca incorporates both cognates of the universal creative principle. in witchcraft here and now, sybil leek defined witchcraft as a religion of a primitive and transcendent nature, gwith overtones embodying the female in her most elevated octave h together with the gadoration of creative forces. h in her view, such a religion provided g cthe total aspect of godliness, in a god which has no name or a thousand different ones, one which has no sex but is both sexes and neutral as well. h wiccans believe in good and evil as expressions of the same indestructible energy, which, like matter, is neither cre

eligionists underground in the twelfth century, but the sculptors paid tribute to their goddesses demeter and persephone by creating the madonna and female jesus. in ancient times people worshipped at the temple of demeter in enna, sicily, where they celebrated her daughter persephone fs resurrection from the underworld to become goddess of souls and immortality. to this day the sicilians worship the female deity more than the male, and every city has its sainted patroness. h sources: grimassi, raven. encyclopedia of wicca& witchcraft. st. paul, minn: llewellyn publications, 2000. machia, arawn. gways of the strega: an introduction. h [online] http//www.monmouth.com/ equinoxbook/strega.html. steiger, brad. revelation: the divine fire. englewood cliffs, n.j: prentice-hall, 1973. stregeria:

female servant. in the world, a king is a man who rules a major territorial unit, one who holds a preeminent position and is a chief among competitors. it is the same in the tarot. the kings of batons, coins, cups, and swords each stand for a powerful male person with superior qualities, knowledge, and abilities in the category represented by his symbol. a queen, in the world and in the tarot, is the female counterpart of a king, and the same may be said for the queen of each respective suit with respect for gender. a cavalier, or knight, is a man upon whom a corresponding dignity has been conferred by a monarch, and in the tarot, represents a young man with qualities much like those of his parents, the king and queen of the same suit. all royal families have servants, and so it is with th


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nown of palaeolithic man beyond his flint tools, his painted and sculptured caves, his engravedbones, and a few skulls. he lived in caves in glacial conditions as is shown by the animals found with him. itis certain that there was some kind of ceremony, religious or magical, in which a horned man, presumably agod, took the leading part. it is equally certain that there must have been a worship of the female principle,but in the cult of the horned god this does not appear till a much later stage.of the religion of the neolithic period nothing is known in western europe except the burial rites. the godshave left no recognisable trace, though certain female figures may possibly represent goddesses. but whenthe bronze-age arose the horned god is found through all europe from east to west. the


THE GOLDEN ESSENCE

it finds the stability and wisdom that he needs to complete his task of renewal, which he does. without her, he could not have done it. and by the power he gave to each human being, we can bring forth his completion, through this sacrament, regenerating ourselves, and our own world. the father or the master is called upon to consecrate the bread, because it is the masculine force that consecrates the female, and the earth, with the fertilizing power of life that allows the feminine to complete the task of procreation; the sky fertilizes the ground, and the earth father mates with the earth mother to co-create her plenty. but more than that, the blessing of the father/master of the bread shows the mythological pattern of the horn child, the glorified essence of reality or fire, returning at


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may be interpolated that it has always been an axiom of the magical system that the being which is active physically is passive the tree of life 31 spiritually and vice versa. in many an occult work do we find some such statement as this: man is termed the positive member of the two sexes. in reality only his physical body is positive. his etheric body is purely negative. on the other hand, while the female is commonly supposed to be the negative of the two sexes, it is really her physical body that is negative, for her e t h i c body is positive, and the real creative pole of the sexes. it will readily be conceded that every person is psychologically bisexual.11 he is a combination of both masculine and feminine elements, and within him operate the yang and the yin. in man the feminine el

ted to, someone who symbolizes the attributes of their own psyche. every man carries within him the eternal image of woman, not the image of this or that particular woman, but a definitive feminine image. this image is findamentally unconscious, an hereditary factor of primordial origin engraved in the living organic system of the man, an imprint or "archetype" of all the ancestral experiences of the female, a deposit, as it were, of all the impressions ever made by woman. since this image is unconscious, it is always unconsciously projected upon the person of the beloved, and is one of the chief reasons for passionate attraction or aversion.l9 psychology and magic 12 7 we must learn to discriminate between interior and exterior manifestation of the anima and animus, just as we must distin


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an, and has been used by societies as diverse as the dervishes in the middle east and the python dancers of africa, not to mention the round dances that were familiar to the gnostic christians, and the ones held every year in the past at chartres. the witches of today, however, while acknowledging the importance of the male element of telluric power, generally prefer to give the greater honour to the female principle, personified as the goddess. the goddess has also been worshipped all over the world, and under many names, but is still essentially the same goddess. that tiamat was undoubtedly female is to the point; and that the chinese as well as the sumerians perceived of two dragon currents, male and female, gives the researchers a more complex picture. the green dragon and the red drag

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

ent people of the world were conscious of an entity we might call the :author of all evil, the devil or satan, as evident in the sumerian creation epic and the rumoured existences of the cult of set of the egyptians, the more pressing concern was usually the exorcism of tiamat, she exists, somehow, just as the abyss exists and is perhaps indispensable to human life if we think of her as typifying the female quality of energy. although marduk was responsible for halving the monster from the sea, the sumerian tradition has it that the monster is not dead, but dreaming, asleep below the surface of the earth, strong, potent, dangerous, and very real. her powers can be tapped by the knowledgeable "who are skilful to rouse leviathan" although the christian religion has gone to great lengths to p


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g is what a person does in his two or three free hours a day, the ones in which he is not committed to his family or his work. those are the hours that he must examine himself to see if he spends them in front of the television, in a restaurant, or labouring to attain a spiritual goal. the difference between men and women in our world is a consequence of the relationship between the male part and the female part of the soul. as a result, men 54 of 273 and women have a different outlook on life, different obligations and different objectives. the male and female parts of every partzuf in the spiritual world complement one another: the female part contributes its desires and the male part contributes its screens. in the end, it is the combination between them that brings to spiritual attainm

e changes in his inner properties (inner feelings; he begins with feeling himself in this world, and gradually comes to feel himself completely identical to the world of ein sof, to the creator. lights q: why is the light of wisdom assigned a male gender and the light of mercy a female, motherly gender? a: the light of wisdom is the root of the male properties and the light of bina is the root of the female properties. men and women differ in properties, skin texture, physiology etc. you can even see the differences in their handwriting. what separates between the two genders are the (hebrew) letters yod (for male) and hey (for female. the letter yod represents the sefira of hochma, while the letter hey designates the sefira of bina, in malchut. since all parts of reality are interconnecte


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

culate themselves for the kingdom of god, but the great human masses will let the kingdom of god go to the devil, if a pretty pair of lips is in question. not for long in any case can we change our natures, as the anchorites of the libyan deserts only too fearfully proved; boiling with carnalities they feared to see their own mothers, and were even forbidden to keep in their possession animals of the female sex. o stylites! they are now in heaven! how we clave together! how we strained caresses! how the swooning limbs sank fainting on the sward! for the fiery dart raged fiercer; in excesses long restrained, it cried, gbehold i am the lord! h *the temple of the holy ghost, vol. i, p. 173. such is the ultimate end of platonic love. that it has many noble forms, that it sprang from the true a

n society, as scathing as a beverland, as cynical as a carlyle, and as satirical as a butler. its great theme is the contest gof age and sense with flatulence and youth. h we have already shaken hands with percy, molly, and lady baird (angela; we have still to be introduced to lord glenstrae. the first two form the flatulent element, the latter two the constipated substance of this drama. angela, the female quantity; glenstrae the male: both are outwardly highly moral; both are ready to lay their morality aside with skirt and shirt when opportunity should offer. when percy fell in love with molly, we saw how lady angela enticed him from her by her maturer wisdom. utterly false, the social hag of sixty totally eclipses the girl of sixteen; she backs her knowledge against the latter fs innoc


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. the rite of thanatos vel babalon, as developed by michael dewitt is one of the most powerful descriptions of the essence of babalon that could be described. the ritual itself is opened with the quadriga sexualis banishing ritual and leads into the invoking of the force of darkness. the temple itself would be decorated in images of death, skulls and bones and a large black coffin in which one of the female magicians would be laying. it begins with the priest of thanatos invoking: now listen to the voice of thanatos known to men as the face of death, whom they worship with howling and shattering teeth. all the while a funerary drum beats and calls forth the dead. soon, the congregation throws human bones and grave soil within the coffin, which is soon closed. the celebrants then meditate o


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noah; according to all that god commanded him, so did he. 7:1 and the lord said unto noah, come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have i seen righteous before me in this generation. 7:2 of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that [are] not clean by two, the male and his female. 7:3 of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. genesis page 4 7:4 for yet seven days, and i will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that i have made will i destroy from off the face of the earth. 7:5 and noah did according unto all that the lord commanded him. 7:6 and noah [was] six hundred years old when the flood of waters was

6 and noah [was] six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. 7:7 and noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. 7:8 of clean beasts, and of beasts that [are] not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, 7:9 there went in two and two unto noah into the ark, the male and the female, as god had commanded noah. 7:10 and it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. 7:11 in the six hundredth year of noah s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 7:12 and the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nigh

imation. 27:3 and thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary. 27:4 and if it [be] a female, then thy estimation shall be thirty shekels. 27:5 and if [it be] from five years old even unto twenty years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels. 27:6 and if [it be] from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation [shall be] three shekels of silver. 27:7 and if [it be] from sixty years old and above; if [it be] a male, then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels. 27:8 but if he be poorer than


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and dr. murray, well understood this. neopagan wiccans usually do not. in introducing a "goddess element" into their theology, crowley and gardner both understood the yin/yang, male/female fundamental polarity of the universe. radical feminist neopagans have taken this balance and altered it, however unintentionally, into a political feminist agenda, centered around a near-monotheistic worship of the female principle, in a bizarre caricature of patriarchal christianity. bigotry, i submit, cuts both ways. i do not say these things lightly; i have seen it happen in my own time. if this be truth, let truth name its own price. i was not sure, until norm and john got back from the old jail. a couple of months earlier, scant days after hearing that i was to become a gnostic bishop and thus an he


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vidence of phallic worship in the roman colonies. 117 aix, in provence. 119 nimes, and its roman amphitheatre. 120 xansen, in hesse, and antwerp. 121 britain, and its priapic remains. 122 the teutonic venus, friga. 126 fascinum, and its magical influences. 128 scotland, and its phallic celebrations. 130 phallic figures on public buildings. 131 ireland, and its shelah-na-gig. 132 representation of the female organ exhibited in various countries. 134 horseshoes nailed to stable-doors, a remain of the the shelah-na-gig exhibition. 139 the ancient god priapus becomes a saint in the middle ages. 139 x contents. page. marriage offerings to priapus. 141 antwerp, and its patron saint ters. 144 m. forgeais collection of phallic amulets. 146 the fig, and its meanings. 148 the german scrat, and the g

a further proof of it, the amulet which occurs most frequently amongst those of the ancients (next to that which represents the simple priapus, is such a hand united with the phallus; of which you may see several specimens in my collection in the british museum. one in particular, i recollect, has also the halfmoon joined to the hand and phallus; which half-moon is supposed to have an allusion to the female menses. the shell, or concha veneris, 1 see plate ii, fig. 1. 2 this elegant little figure is engraved in the first volume of the bronzes of the herculaneum. sir william hamilton 5 is evidently an emblem of the female part of generation. it is very natural then to suppose, that the amulets representing the phallus alone, so visibly indecent, may have been long out of use in this civiliz

which one of the canons of the church presides, this crying out, qui si riceveno le misse, e litanie: here masses and litanies are received" and the other, qui si riceveno li voti: here the vows are received. the price of a mass is fifteen neapolitan grains, and of a litany five grains. on each table is a large bason for the reception of the different offerings. the vows are chiefly presented by the female sex; and they are seldom such as represent legs, arms &c, but most commonly the male parts of generation. the person who was at this fete in the year 1780, and who gave me this account (the authenticity of every article of which has since sir william hamilton 7 been fully confirmed to me by the governor of isernia, told me also, that he heard a woman say, at the time she presented a vow

ion, the great end for which she was ordained. so expressive a symbol, being constantly in her view, must keep her attention fixed on its natural object, and continually remind her of the gratitude she owed the creator, for having taken her into his service, made her a partaker of his most valuable blessings, and employed her as the passive instrument in the exertion of his most beneficial power. the female organs of generation were revered2 as symbols of the generative powers of nature or matter, as the male were of the generative powers of god. they are usually represented emblematically, by the shell, or concha veneris, which was therefore worn by devout persons of antiquity, as it still continues to be by pilgrims, and many of the common women of italy. the union of both was expressed

radiction to the general system of ancient religion, is that many of these groups are in attitudes which are rather adapted to the gratification of disordered and unnatural appetites, than to extend procreation. but a learned author, who has thrown infinite light upon these subjects, has effectually cleared them from this suspicion, by showing that they only took the most convenient way to get at the female organs of generation, in those mixed beings who possessed both.1 this is confirmed by lucretius, who asserts, that this attitude is better adapted to the purposes of generation than any other.2 we may therefore conclude, that instead of representing them in the act of gratifying any disorderly appetites, the artists meant to show their modesty in not indulging their concupiscence, but i

t of the northern hemisphere, where the symbolical religion, improperly called idolatry, does or ever did prevail. the sacred images of the tartars, japonese, and indians, are almost all placed upon it; of which numerous instances occur in the publications of k mpfer, chappe d auteroche, and sonnerat. the upper part of the base of the lingam also consists of this flower, blended and composed with the female organ of generation which it supports: and the ancient author of the bagvat geeta speaks of the creator brahma as sitting upon his lotus throne.2 the figures of isis, upon the isiac table, hold the stem of this plant, surmounted by the seedvessel in one hand, and the cross,3 representing the male organs of generation, in the other; thus signifying the universal power, both active and pa

, being represented after the indian manner, with the elephant's skin on her head, instead of a helmet.1 both these heads appear separate upon different medals of the ptolemies,2 under one of whom this gem was probably engraved, alexandria having been for a long time the great centre of religions, as well as of trade and science. next to the figure of brahma on the pagoda is the cow of plenty, or the female emblem of the generative or nutritive power of the earth; and at the other corner, next to the gonnis, is the figure of a woman, with a head of the same conic or pyramidal form, and upon the front of it a flame of fire, from which hangs a crescent.3 this seems to be the female personification of the divine attributes represented by the gonnis or pollear; for the hindoos, like the greeks

his word is derived from luw sat. lib. i, c. 17. of priapus 77 cure, and is the cause of its being invented. the god of health is said to be his son, because the health and vigour of one being are supported by the decay and dissolution of others which are appropriated to its nourishment. the bow and arrows are given to him as symbols of his characteristic attributes, as they are to diana, who was the female personification of the destructive, as well as the productive and preserving powers. diana is hence called the triple hecate, and represented by three female bodies joined together. her attributes were however worshipped separately; and some nations revered her under one character, and others under another. diana of ephesus was the productive and nutritive power, as the many breasts and

n the island of lesbos; for the device on its medals (which in the greek republics had always some relation to religion) is as explicit as forms can make it.4 the figures appear indeed to be mystic and allegorical, the male having evidently a mixture of the goat in his beard and features, and therefore probably represents pan, the generative power of the universe incorporated in universal matter. the female has all that breadth and fulness which characterise the personification of the passive power, known by the titles of rhea, juno, ceres &e. when there were such seminaries for female education as those of eryx and corinth, we need not wonder that the ladies of antiquity should be extremely well instructed in all the practical duties of their religion. the stories told of julia and messal

dle.2 this bas-relief was taken down in 1829, and is now preserved in the museum of n mes. a still more remarkable monument of this class was found in the course of excavations made at n mes in 1825. it is engraved in our plate xxvi, and represents a bird, apparently intended for a vulture, with spread wings and phallic tail, sitting on four eggs, each of which is designed, no doubt, to represent the female organ. the local antiquarians give to this, as to the other similar objects, an emblematical signification; but it may perhaps be more rightly regarded as a playful conception of the imagination. a similar design, with some modifications, occurs not unfrequently among gallo-roman antiquities. we have engraved a figure of the triple phallus governed, or guided, by the female,3 from a sma


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s. when a body moves toward one thing, it moves away from something else. when water is poured from one vase to another, the first becomes empty as the second becomes full. the eighth point is rejection, a pulling away, the basic no. it can be called female in the same way the seventh point was termed male. these are symbolic opposites. it should be understood, however, that in the physical world the female sex both affirms and denies. the ninth point forms immediately as the tension between yes and no manifests itself. it is the reconcilement of opposites, the center on the line between extremes. in moral terms it is the understanding that transcends good and evil. sexually, it is androgynous. to humankind the notions of yes, no, and yes/no seem very distinct. howev- er, the pyramid, whic

an understanding can never hope to grasp the unmanifest whole, in its representations of god it must strive not to distort or obscure the clearest conception attainable. humanity must divide the all to consider it, and the smallest number of this division is three. the male principle must be considered first because it is the prin- ciple of ignition that goes out from the unity of light. however, the female aspect of god is not second in a temporal sense, because it springs into being with the becoming of the male, and both occur before the beginning of time. likewise, the child, or neutral, principle is not third in time but is only third in logical exposi- tion. even as the male and female separate, they reunite and create a product on a level lower than the primary unity. errors in unde

sic, tamasic, and sattvic. these have found expression in astrology as the car- dinal, fixed, and mutable signs of the zodiac. briefly, this dynamic notion of the trinity states that everything in creation is made of motion, which can be linear, rotary, or vibratory in nature. these motions are never pure but always mixed. the rajasic, or cardinal, is the male principle; the tamasic, or fixed, is the female principle; and the sattvic, or mutable, is the neu- tral principle. to some extent these motions correspond to the spiral, the circle, and the wave. the value of this view of the trinity is its denial that a thing need be material to be real. as a ritual symbol the triangle is used sparingly in the art, but might be employed more often with a little ingenuity. its common function is the

al elements as science under- stands them but the locus upon which the physical elements are based. for example, elemental fire is not the fire that springs from a match-it is the preva- lent inner quality of that fire. all material things are mixtures of the four elemen- tal principles, with one being dominant. n fire is the male element. its motion is linear and it originates action. v water is the female element. its motion is circular; it receives and trans- forms the impulse of fire. air, the element of the child, contains both male and female within it in potential. it partakes of the mingled qualities of fire and water, being both volatile and cool, and is the product of their union. its motion is vibratory. 0 earth is the crystallization of the three preceding elemental principles

d c-m being nearest m- m. the circles in the following illustration help to point out the various relationships: notice that all possible permutations of qualities are accounted for in the three trines. the first letter signifies the ground quality. the second indicates the tint that is applied to it. therefore, the mother-child aspect is very different from the child-mother aspect. in the first, the female nature is highlighted by the child nature; in the second, the child nature is touched by the female. the first might suggest an impetuous, boyish woman; the second, an introverted, effeminate boy. the figure of the boy is usually taken to stand for the child, although it might as easily be a young girl before puberty-children are magically androgynous. aspects of the nonagram that conta

ough the points of the nonagram have sexual polarity, with those of the father being predominantly masculine and those of the mother predominantly feminine, any of the nine human qualities may be applied either to a man or a woman. living human beings contain both sexes in almost equal proportions. the male qualities of the nonagram (ff, fm, fc) usually express themselves more clearly in men, and the female qualities (mm, mc, mf) more clearly in women, but this is not always the case. in practical working these general descriptions should be applied to known gods and goddesses, who can then be invoked through the points of the nonagram. they are also useful when creating unique god-forms with desirable qualities. human beings can be separated into one of the categories and magically acted

th, yesod and malkuth. why the ninth and tenth sephiroth have been aligned on the tree is not explained. perhaps it was thought necessary to emphasize that all nine of the preceding emanations take on material substance in the tenth, which is thus symbolically the root of the tree left hand, front embedded in the earth. yesod is positioned to fall on the sex organs of adam kad- mon (it applies to the female sex as well, which is the physical root of mankind. with the left hand the magus can approximate the lower half of the tree, if desired, by crossing the little finger over the thumb. when the magus understands the physical origin of the tree, correspondences can be made that would otherwise not be apparent. the link between a sephirah on the upper half of the tree and its mirror reflect


TYSON DONALD THE POWER OF THE WORD

but we no longer know what those chants were. more importantly, we do not know how they were vibrated, because they were never written down. the druids of the celts conveyed their magical wisdom verbally. because of the strong bardic tradition of the later druids, it very likely consisted of vocalizations of words of power, but again, the technique as well as the particular chants has been lost. the female worshippers of dionysus among the ancient greeks employed bloodcurdling cries that were reported to freeze the blood of any man foolish enough to venture within hearing range. some of these wild chants have been preserved, but the manner of their vocalization has been lost. the universal features of language allow us to make some general observations on the magical vibration of names. c

moon, who may be regarded as female, and the twelve overt angels under the sun, who may be looked upon as male. paired angels under a single banner are related and are like brother and sister twins. the brother is the right wing, and the sister is the left wing. this polarity is expressed in the banner sigils by the invoking and banishing forms in each pair of sigils, which are mirror opposites. the female wings are under the influence of the supernal sephirah binah, understanding, which stands at the head of the left pillar of severity on the tree of the kabbalah. binah is the seat of aima, the great dark mother who is the fruitful womb of the universe. it is the role of the wings on the left side to bring forth into being ideas and possibilities. the female angels are responsible for th

ing and animating them in the universe. the male angels are responsible for sudden inspirations, insights, and creative ideas; acts of will; expansive impulses; higher consciousness; acts of inclusion and wholeness; visionary schemes and noble sacrifices; acts of genius; transcendence; indeed, for all the hidden, vital energies that give rise to and sustain manifest forms. it may be objected that the female wings have all the undesirable features and the male wings all the desirable ones. there is some truth in this argument, but the polarity of good and bad is unavoidable. the wings on the left side do not represent living women, where negative and positive are almost equally mixed with only a small excess of the left side. they are pure negativity, and represent the function of darkness

tained within the fifth sephirah, which carries the two names din (rigorous judgment) and geburah (binding strength. the daughters of the just would seem to fall under din and the sons of fury under geburah. on the tree as a whole, it is the left (female) side that is severe and the right (male) side that is merciful. but if we consider only the left side of the tree, then the masculine aspect of the female principle may be regarded as dominating or conquering, while the feminine aspect of the female principle may be looked upon as dispensing equitable judgments. neither aspect of the fifth sephirah can be called merciful, since mercy belongs on the right side of the tree, but the din aspect is just while the geburah aspect is wrathful. the strong connection of the elders with time is emph

te that the word jehovah, if masonry adheres to it, will ever remain as a substitute, never be identical with the lost mirific name. this is so well known to the kabalists, that in their careful etymology of the 717' they show it beyond doubt to be only one of the many substitutes for the real name, and composed of the twofold name of the first androgyne- adam and eve, jod (or yodh, vau and he-va-the female serpent as a symbol of divine intelligence proceeding from the one-generative or creative spirit. thus, jehovah is not the sacred name at all. had moses given to pharaoh the true "name" the latter would not have answered as he did, for the egyptian king-initiates knew i t as well as moses, who had learned it with them. the "name" was at that time the common property of the adepts of all

ke wild-fire in the magical texts. few indeed and far between are those modern rituals in which that awe-inspiring name does not occupy the place of honour (ritual magic [i9491 [hollywood: newcastle publishing, 19711, p. 40) william gray until the left-hand limit of the feminine binah came into being, nothing further could be created in mind or matter. it is therefore technically true to say that the female principle made possible the knowledge between good and evil (daath, but it made all other knowledge possible at the same moment. once binah exists, so does distinction between right and left, black and white, this and that etc. once the monad becomes the dyad, the triad are automatically in existence, which combine in the tetrad, and so the mighty name (ihwh) is "uttered (the ladder of


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nciple, the god, shiva, who is imagined as dwelling in a thousand-petalled lotus at the top of the head. crowley more or less accepts this basic system of seven chakras and the serpent power; yet, quite remarkably, he also adds a special set of lower chakras located beneath the lowest energy center (the muladhara or root, in the regions of the anus, the prostate gland (or urethra-cervix region in the female) and the base of the penis (or clitoris in the female. in other words, he has added a series of sub-chakras that are explicitly associated with the sexual organs and orifices. as he explains in a letter in 1916, it appears that a special set of nadis [nerves] fed the muladhara lotus as if it had three roots. the source of these roots is in the three centres..buy they are not lotuses of

y they are not lotuses of the same order as the sacred seven. the anal lotus is of eight petals, deep crimson, glowing to rich poppy color when excited. the prostatic lotus is like a peridot, extremely translucent and limpid..the petals are numerous, i think thirty-two. the third lotus is in the glans penis, close to the base..it is of a startlingly rich purple..the centre is gold like the sun in the female these three lotuses also exist, but in a very different form.[t]he second of the chakras is situated between the urethra and the cervix uteri.[i]ts color is neutral grey but in pregnancy it becomes a brilliant orange and flowerlike. the third lotus is at the base of the clitoris. the petals are forty-nine in number the basic color is a rich olive green, sometimes kindling to emerald lxx

; but there are in fact many hindu tantric traditions- and arguably, the older traditions- that call for ejaculation of the semen and consumption of the combined male and female sexual fluids. according to the brhat tantrasara- one of the largest compendia of tantric ritual and iconography composed by the great 16th century author, krishnananda agamavagisha- the shedding of semen into the womb of the female partner is the ultimate "sacrificial act" for "sexual union is the libation; the sacred precept is the shedding of semen."lxxxviii the mingled sexual fluids are then consecrated and consumed as the supreme sacrificial offering- called the kula dravya or "lineage substance- which has the power to fulfill all worldly and otherworldly desires.lxxxix as david gordon white has argued, this p


WALLIS BUDGE E A LEGENDS OF THE EGYPTIAN GODS

e, and then by uttering its name caused his thought to take concrete form. this process of thinking out the existence of things is expressed in egyptian by words which mean "laying the foundation in the heart" in arranging his thoughts and their visible forms khepera was assisted by the goddess maat, who is usually regarded as the goddess of law, order, and truth, and in late times was held to be the female counterpart of thoth "the heart of the god ra" in this legend, however, she seems to play the part of wisdom, as described in the book of proverbs,[fn#3] for it was by maat that he "laid the foundation [fn#3 "the lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. i was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. when there were no depths i wa


WEOR SAMAEL AUN ESOTERIC COURSE OF KABBLAH

all kinds of plagues, as often as they will [according with the law- revelation 11: 4-6. disposition of the two witnesses the two witnesses are a semi-etheric, semiphysical pair of sympathetic cords that are entwined along the spinal medulla, forming the caduceus of mercury, the sacred eight, the sign of the infinite. in the male, the two witnesses depart from the right and left testicles and in the female they depart from the ovaries. these two witnesses are located to the right and left sides of the dorsal spine. the two witnesses alternatively ascend from left to right until forming a marvelous knot in that space located between the two eyebrows, thereafter they continue through the nasal cavities. the two witnesses connect the sexual organs with the nasal cavities. the ganglionic cord

he arcanum eight of the tarot. indeed, only she [the priestess] can deliver the sword to the magician. thus, an initiate (the priest) without a woman cannot receive the sword. there exists the eve-venus, the instinctual woman. the venus-eve, the noble home woman. there also exist venus-urania, the woman initiated into the great mysteries and finally, we confirm the existence of the urania- venus, the female adept, the woman that is self-realized in depth. the flaming fire the flaming fire opens the seven churches of the apocalypse (seven magnetic centers of the spinal medulla. we conquer the powers of the earth with the first center (situated at the level of the sexual organs. el trabajo en el laboratorium oratorium, es una verdadera ceremonia m stica que no debe ser profanada por el deseo


WHO ARE THE DRACONIANS

references to their blood drinking activities. the brotherhood know that blood contains the life-force energy. drinking menstrual blood has always been a feature of the reptilian bloodlines because they need blood to live in this dimension. who are the draconians file//d /my documents/avidya/reptilian agenda/who are the draconians.htm (55 of 68 [8/25/2000 17:20:00] it was known as the star fire, the female lunar essence. the female menstrual cycle is governed by the cycles of the moon and the blood contains that energy. its ingredients are supposed to ensure a long life. in india it was called soma and in greece it was ambrosia. this was said to be the nectar of the gods and it was the reptilian gods who are genetic blood drinkers. the 'holy grail' chalice or cup is also symbolic of the w

or the highest initiates of the satanic pyramid. in this satanic cathedral is the throne of the high priestess of the upper hierarchy, a position known as the queen mother" every day, apparently, a child is sacrificed in the basement" ceremonies are performed here to the satanic 'goddess' known as lilith, a demon in the hebrew cabala. in ancient sumer the reptilian bloodline, as passed on through the female, was symbolised as lily and the main reptilian gene carriers were given names like lilith, lill, lilutu and lillette. another demon used by some 'mothers' is called bilair, bilar, and bilid, cabalistic names for the force others call satan, etc" it is from these lands in belgium and northern france that the bloodline families came, including the bruces, to take over scotland all those c


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ode to beltane, when the climate is more suited to its outdoor celebration) the other christian holiday which gets mixed up in this is easter. easter, too, celebrates the victory of a god of light (jesus) over darkness (death, so it makes sense to place it at this season. ironically, the name 'easter' was taken from the name of a teutonic lunar goddess, eostre (from whence we also get the name of the female hormone, estrogen. her chief symbols were the bunny (both for fertility and because her worshipers saw a hare in the full moon) and the egg (symbolic of the cosmic egg of creation, images which christians have been hard pressed to explain. her holiday, the eostara, was held on the vernal equinox full moon. of course, the church doesn't celebrate full moons, even if they do calculate by

ymbol of the goddess in her bounty. the precise meaning of these two symbols, which i believe i have recently discovered, will be explored in the essay on the death of llew. but it is interesting to note here that modern witches often use these same symbols in the midsummer rituals. and one occasionally hears the alternative consecration formula 'as the spear is to the male, so the cauldron is to the female' with these mythic associations, it is no wonder that midsummer is such a joyous and magical occasion! l a m m a s: the first harvest= by mike nichols* once upon a lammas night when corn rigs are bonny, beneath the moon's unclouded light, i held awhile to annie* although in the heat of a mid-western summer it might be difficult to discern, the festival of lammas (aug 1st) marks the end


WICCA WITCHCRAFT TODAY

rulers of the realm, the power behind the throne; they were consulted by the highest in the land in matters of difficulty whether public or private. in the villages they were the advisers for all illnesses of mind or body. when reginald scot wrote in 1584 the male witch was so confident of his high position that he often wore a kind of uniform to distinguish him from ordinary folk. still earlier, the female witch was decked with black lambskin and white catskin, with polished metal and shining stones 'authentic contemporary portraits are extremely rare, though a few are known. the accompanying illustration is from a painting of the 17th century, and portrays a male witch with his familiar. the whole aspect of the man shows that he was used to power, and his garments indicate that he was a


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the hexad, so the vegetative power falls under the control of the pentad. proclus on hesiod gives two reasons for its semblance to justice, because it punishes wrong, and takes away inequality of possession and also equalizes what is less, to benefit. also named nemesis, for it arranges in an appropriate manner all things celestial, divine and natural. 60. and venus, because the male 3 triad and the female 2 or dual, odd and even are conjoined in it. venus was sometimes considered hermaphrodite, and was bearded as well as full-blossomed. and gamelia, that is referring to marriage. and androgynia, being odd and masculine, yet containing an even female part. also, a demi-goddess, because it is half of the decad, which is a divinity. and didymus, because it divides numbers--th eir occu lt po


WOLFSON ELLIOT ALEF MEM TAU KABBALISTIC MUSINGS ON TIME TRUTH AND DEATH

he cycle of six millennia, is depicted both as the return of all things to the womb of binah, the maternal fountainhead in the sefirotic pleroma, and as the elevation of malkhut to the head of her husband. the latter image conveys the asceticism appropriate to redemption, a point underscored by the symbolic connection between binah, the worldto- come, and yom kippur. in her transformed condition, the female is a crown on the male rather than a separate vessel to receive the seminal fluid, and consequently there is no intercourse. the transposition of the female to the status of the crown signifies, therefore, the ascetic eroticism suitable to the final phase of salvation.211 the temporal dimension of this transmutation is underscored by the fact that the seventh millennium is associated wi

zoharic homilists, like other kabbalists of their time, linked shekhinah, which is called atarah, with the corona of the phallus, ateret berit. as i have discussed this symbolism in several separate studies, i will not dwell on the point here, except to emphasize the particular relevance of this transposition to understanding the nexus of time and prayer. the et, which initially was identified as the female aspect, the matrona, in the end is assimilated into part of the male organ, the yod, which is also inscribed in the name. by what means does the priest enter the shrine? through zo t, which is the yod, the sign of circumcision. with this we reach the point of perfect symmetry in the homiletical rhetoric exhibited by the zoharic author: nadab and abihu cohabited with gentile women and th

identified as ateret berit.259 exposure of the corona facilitates access to the sacred space in the sacred moment at hand, be-zo t yavo aharon el ha-qodesh, for the site of the covenantal incision is the ontic root of time in its alternating phases of night and day. in this manner, the erotic ecstasy of the instant, whose incisive cut tears the fabric of time, is properly restrained by restoring the female to the male in the form linear circularity (a)temporal poetics 105 of the sign of circumcision, zo t reincorporated into zeh. the containment of the female in the male ensures that boundaries will not be traversed and that the distinction between holy and unholy will be preserved. when the potentially threatening force of the unruly, transgressive feminine is properly reined in, then cr

ne antinomy in the other such that we can speak of night contained in day, dark in light, left in right, female in male. as a representative illustration of this point, consider this remark of the vilna gaon: thus on the seventh day it does not say and there was evening [and there was morning, for there male and female are not disclosed, and there they are one and contained [one within the other, the female contained in the male, as is 112 chapter two known, in the secret of waw within the supernal he. and even the day [ha-yom] is there in concealment, and this is [the import of] what is written, there shall be a continuous day [only known to the lord] that is neither day nor night, and there shall be light at eventide (zech 14:7. this is the seventh day that is entirely sabbath, as is kno

at is mem? do not read mem but rather mayim. just as these waters are moist so the womb is always moist. why is open mem comprised of masculine and feminine and the closed [mem] masculine? to teach you that the essence of mem is masculine. the opening [of mem] is added for the sake of the feminine. just as the male does not give birth through the opening so the closed mem is not open, and just as the female gives birth and is open so the mem is closed and opened. why did you include an open and closed mem? for it is said, do not read mem but rather mayim. the woman is cold1 and thus needs to be warmed by the male.2 appropriately, the letter that corresponds to the middle has not one but two orthographic shapes, open (petuhah) and closed (setumah, varying in accord with the place it occupie

ies expressed in gnostic gospels, that is, medieval kabbalistic teaching portrays redemption as the union of masculine and feminine, whereas the ancient gnostic soteriology posits the overcoming of sexual differentiation. in my judgment, this distinction is erroneous, for the kabbalistic ideal of redemption is predicated on a similar ontological conception of the male androgyne according to which the female is comprised within the male.42 nonetheless, i concur with scholem s surmise that gender dimorphism is the critical element of the jewish gnosis promulgated in the bahiric passage, though i would cast the matter of the nun in a different historical register, one that provides an opening to the mystery of mem. the exegesis of the double nun in yinnon can be seen profitably as a response

91. 254. al-hujwiri, kashf al-mahjub, p. 369. 255. in some zoharic passages, the sword functions as an androgynous symbol and thus it is associated with yesod, the phallic gradation, which comprises male and female. in other contexts, the image of the sword is associated more specifically with shekhinah in the feminine facade of divine judgment, though notes to pages 100 103 227 even in this case the female is portrayed in decidedly masculine, even phallic, terms, the sword that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant, herev noqemet neqam berit (lev 26:25; expressed otherwise, the symbolic figuration of judgment is the feminine dimension of the male. see tishby, wisdom, p. 1365; wolfson, circle, pp. 87 and 204 nn. 36 37. 256. zohar 1:221b. in a section from the tosefta stratum printed

t one should not engage in speculation regarding what is above, below, before, or after creation. see palestinian talmud, hagigah 2:1, 77c; genesis rabbah, 1:10, p. 8; pesiqta rabbati, vol. 1, 21:52, pp. 502 503. 50. genesis rabbah, 68:9, pp. 777 778; midrash tehillim, 90:10, pp. 390 391. 51. bahir, 11, p. 123. 52. on the depiction of the feminine as a matrix for creation, see bahir, 117, p. 204: the female is taken from adam for the upper and lower worlds could not exist without a female. 53. for reference to and discussion of some of the relevant sources, see boer, thinking, p. 157. 54. based on passages partially translated in boer, thinking, pp. 349 350 n. 28. for a skillful philological and philosophical account of phusis and the initial essence of being, see zarader, heidegger, pp. 3

the latter passage, the theurgical principle is embraced whereby the activity of the human being facilitates the union of the divine, which is portrayed in the scriptural language of god s riding the heavens in his majesty, ga awah. i propose that this term is employed here as a euphemism for the phallus and that the expression hadrei hadarim, which is the meaning offered for shehaqim, refers to the female genitals. see bahir, 85, p. 171. on the term ga awah in earlier jewish mysticism and its resonance in german pietistic literature, see wolfson, along the path, pp. 13 14, 57, and reference to other scholarly works given on p. 125 n. 88. in that study, i was hesitant to offer a phallic interpretation of ga awah, but it appears to me that such an explanation is warranted, especially in th

be one (de-guf u-verit had hu, the eight can be reduced to seven. see also 116, p. 201, where the seven holy forms of god are correlated with seven bodily parts in the human being, right and left thighs, right and left hands, penis (referred to as guf bi-verito suggesting that here the word guf is used to designate the male organ, which is given the name berit; see n. 36, this chapter, head, and the female counterpart who completes the male s embodiment. 31. see, however, bahir, 95, p. 181, where the word az is interpreted as an allusion to the divine potencies, which are referred to as the ten sayings by means of which the world was created. alef comprises the first three potencies and zayin the remaining seven. interestingly, in that context, the enlightened (maskkilim) in israel who kn

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