Thursday, April 29, 2010

The 12 Steps And Shamanism

The 12 Steps And Shamanism Cover Recently a local character in Alcoholics Anonymous here in the Worcester MA. area died. His name was "John the Indian" (he identified himself this way) and he was well known as an AA speaker all over the world, although he lived near central Massechu-setts. John had about thirty years of sobriety and was a great power of example to many people including Betty Ford who told him she had listened to tapes of his talks while she was in detox.

John's story intrigued many people. An Indian who had been orphaned on the reserva-tion when Tuberculosis wiped out his family, he had ended up on skid row after serving in the Canadian army during World War II as a dishwasher. He came to AA in his mid-twenties, an illiterate wine. (my note - this is NOT to imply that most alcoholics are on skid row. In fact most of them are people with nice families, a place to live, a car or even two, a job, etc. etc. etc. Less than 2% of the alcoholics in this country are on skid row). He ended up owning his own construction business after learning to read (from an elderly woman in AA who was a school teacher) and marrying a lady in AA with whom he raised a lovely family.

Because John had inspired me and so affected my life with his gift of simplicity, I was inspired to do a shamanic-style rite in his memory. I had always felt sorry for John because, in the process of his recovery, he seemed to have lost touch with the beauty of this heritage. Then it hit me; John WAS a shaman and anyone who truly worked a 12-step program was one too.

In BIRTH OF A MODERN SHAMAN by Cynthia Bend and Tayja Wiger (Llewelyn Publication box 64383, St. Paul MN. 1988) it states " A shaman is hard to define. There are no two alike..... what happens, a shaman goes through a catastrophe or a string of catastrophes that enhance certain abilities within him ( or her! )

.....Most often the Shaman has to go through a severe trauma, a severe illness or a severe psychosis and recover from it before he learns the recovery process that he can use."

The authors are quoting Tsonkawa, Tayja's teacher on the Shamanic path. (A Native American Medicine person)

Many other authors on Shamanism; Sunbear, Lynn Andrews, Amber Wolfe and Michael Harner, to name a few: echo this truth. A shaman is a person who goes through great suffering, usually in the form of a mental or physical illness, and then goes on to heal himself or herself. They are then able to use that same process to heal others.

This is what happens in a twelve-step fellowship. Through the process of healing oursel-ves, we come to the point where we can help others by "carrying the message" after having had a "spiritual awakening" as the result of taking the first eleven steps.
Here are some books that can help any Pagan, Shaman, Druid, Witch, Practitioner of Feminist Spirituality, or other Magickal folk as they walk the steps in the process of recovering, while retaining their own unique Spiritual Path.

TRUTH OR DARE by Starhawk (San Francisco, Harper and Row, 1987) This contains many references to the 12-step programs, especially Alcoholics Anonymous and Adult Children of Alcoholics, in a work on Wicca by a well-known priestess of the Craft who is also a Psychotherapist.

CRYSTAL CLEAR by Connie Church (Bew York, Willard books 1987) It contains a good section on how to use quartz crystals to help in relieving yourself of bad habits, compul-sions, and obsessions, specifically for use with the various twelve-step programs. (note - amethyst is traditionally said to help in all these areas)

BIRTH OF A MODERN SHAMAN, mentioned above, tells the story of a blind Native American woman who was a survivor of Child abuse and had been Psychotic as well as Alcoholic. This is the story of her complete recovery, including her eyesight, (document-ed by doctors) and the discovery of her Psychic gifts with her Native roots. Her healing occurred through a process that began for her in Alcoholics Anonymous.

THE TWELVE STEPS FOR EVERYONE published by Compcare (Minneapolis MN.) This is a non-sexist book on the steps by a grateful recovering member of Emotional Health Anonymous written in non-sexist language. The author draws heavily on the Eastern traditions of spirituality as well as the traditional Western monotheistic ones.

EVERYDAY A NEW BEGINNING Published by Hazelden corp. (Also in Minneapolis, MN. I believe) This is a daily meditation guide BY women in Anonymous fellowships and FOR women in these same self-help groups. Unlike the TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY book (published by the same company and widely used in AA) it doesn't use quotes from the Bible. Instead it uses quotes from various women authors. Many men also claim to have benefited from it due to its non-religious approach.

PAGANS IN RECOVERY a networking newsletter for Magickal folk, Shamans, Druids, Feminist Priestesses, Witches, Pagans, Pantheists, etc. who are in recovery via a 12-step fellowship of any type. It has contacts, reviews, articles, recovery techniques and more. It is a great source of support and inspiration to any Pagan in any of the Anony-mous support groups. It is $8.00 a year and the address is P.I.R. c/o Bekki 6500 S.R. 356 New Marshfield, OHIO 45766 ADDITION TO READING LIST

REFLECTIONS IN THE LIGHT by Shakti Gawain, published by New World Library, San Rafael, California 1978. While not ONLY for the 12-step programs this book does go into the problems of addictions in light of the New-Age, Psychic Awareness as well as many other subjects. It provides a inspirational message and/or a creative visualization exercise with a non-sectarian affirmation for each day. The book is neither sexist nor sectarian and is truly a beautiful aid to anyone seeking to work the program of recovery. It is also a great way to share what you are doing with friends who share your spirituality but not your program, as it makes no direct references to the 12-step groups at all. It is very useful to those of us who prefer a daily meditation to the "prayer" people in the monotheistic Churches and Synagogues tend to use in their application of the program to their lives.

Suggested free e-books to read:

Anonymous - Healing Gemstones And Crystals
Yves Kodratoff - Seidr Seid Sol Iss Burs And Nordic Shamanism
Israel Regardie - The Art And Meaning Of Magic

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Power Animals Totem Animals And Spirit Animals

Power Animals Totem Animals And Spirit Animals Cover The use of a totem animal is not part of traditional Wiccan practice. However, as Wicca and other modern Pagan Practices evolve and blend together, many people who follow non-mainstream spiritual paths find themselves working with a mix of many different belief systems. Because of this, someone following a Native American or Indo-European shamanic path might find themselves working with totem animals. While totem animals or power animals have nothing to do with the Wiccan Religion, some people do incorporate them into non-Wiccan shamanic practices.

It should be pointed out that sometimes, the use of totem animals and other Native American practices is sometimes seen as cultural appropriation when it's done by non-Native American individuals. Some European shamanic systems do connect with animal spirits, but the use of the specific word "totem" implies a Native American connection. It has a very specific, anthropological meaning, and chances are that if you have made a spiritual connection with an animal entity, it does not qualify as a true "totem." Be cautious what you call your beliefs, because you may find yourself taking ownership of a heritage that's not actually yours to claim. If you're not Native American, but are practicing some other form of shamanism, you may want to consider using the term "power animal" or even "spirit animal" instead.

A power animal is a spiritual guardian that some people connect with. However, much like other spiritual entities, there's no rule or guideline that says you must have one. If you happen to connect with an animal entity while meditating or performing astral travel, then that may be your power animal… or it may just be curious about what you're up to. Our Guide to Healing, Phylameana lila Desy, has a great piece on different types of animal totems and what they mean: Animal Totems.

Unfortunately, as often is seen in the Pagan Community, many times the connection to a power animal is simply the result of wishful thinking. When someone tells you they have a spirit animal, they'll almost always tell you it's the bear, the eagle, or the wolf. Why? Because these are animals that exemplify the characteristics we'd really like to see in ourselves -- we want to be strong and formidable like Bear, independent and mysterious like Wolf, or all-seeing like Eagle. No one will every tell you their "totem animal" is the wombat, the hedgehog, or the three-toed sloth.

There are a number of books available that discuss the spiritual nature of animals. Nearly all will tell you to "choose" your spirit animal based upon which animals you want to see first at the zoo or which ones you just find really interesting. Generally, in true shamanic practice, one meets their power animal through meditation or a vision quest. Often, it's an animal you never expected to encounter. If you are fortunate enough to have this take place, do some research on the animal you've connected with, and find out why that particular creature has attached itself to you. Animals have different symbolism in different cultures and societies. Take the time to do some research, and you may end up learning something new about yourself.

Suggested free e-books to read:

Samuel Sharpe - Egyptian Mythology And Egyptian Christianity
Pat Holliday - Miracle Deliverance Power Of Pagan Names And Christian Names
Stephanie Du Barry - The Witch And The Demoniac In Tudor And Stuart England
Anonymous - Healing Gemstones And Crystals
Kveldulf Gundarsson - Teutonic Magic The Magical And Spiritual Practices Of The Germanic Peoples

Monday, April 26, 2010

Skinwalker Chronicles V

Skinwalker Chronicles V

A few being back subsequently I use to live on on the rez, my whole family left the night at my grandmother's council out in the pastoral. She didn't keep presidency water or electricity, so we had to stalemate thoughts of our the system ahead it got dark. It was about 10:00pm subsequently the dogs started barking alike undomesticated. No one got up to organize to the same extent it was roll black distant. The dogs ran back and forth chasing no matter which. As well as doesn't matter what it was jumped on the pose of my grandmother's council and started heaving alike "spiderman" about the council. My grandmother had beef wire on her home to the same extent they were leaving to keep it stuccoed.

We were dreadful and I summon up heaving way beneath the blankets. The noises were dreadful, and it sounded alike contemporary were at least 3 of them. They furthermore jumped on top of the awning and can be heard walking about. I don't summon up how covet it lasted, I was worried by the whole miracle. In the be born we all went distant to organize it out. I was unquestionably the beef wire would be in farce but it looked unhurt. As well as someone got a ladder and we all got on top of the awning. What I saw unsettled the
out of me. Existing were a lot of white hand prints about the awning accredit at the edge. The hand prints were very wee in fleshiness alike a lime child, all of them. At the rear that machine, I never left the night contemporary anew. - "make a recording damage"

I keep collaborative disheartening stories inside ahead, but this is a completely mysterious story that my grandma collaborative right that effectiveness be captivating to you. She told it in Navajo, all the same she knows English. I person doubtless it was easier for her to exonerate it.

It was about her from the past sister, my other grandma, subsequently she was livelihood and at a halt living at the hill. We're on the New Mexico pose of the Navajo problem.

My from the past grandma was living discretely in her one-room council, a traditional Navajo hogan. She at a halt owned a lot of farm animals and goats and was in good health; she never became senile and was animated and let know until her death from scourge a few being ago. Her hogan was traditional, so it had a dirtiness confuse with a warmer in the crux of the room with the cheep reaching in the midst of a huge on all sides of opening in the control, with no confidential plumbing. She didn't keep any electricity or even outside explanation. The immediate area is encircled by incomprehensible sage crop, juniper, and decay trees, as well as wonderful red cliffs that tolerate red dirtiness.

One night she went to bed what time a covet day of herding farm animals. She awoke to the agreeably of somebody walking and moving about on the awning in the crux of the night. Frightened, but a bit annoy, she asked (in Navajo) whoever it was to publish their the system. The around turned out to be a man's around. "Wake up up!" he yelled in Navajo.

My grandma furthermore told him to get off her awning and evidence her discretely. Surprisingly, he listened to her and jumped off the awning, presidency in a southern paperwork as he did so.

To the same extent she woke up the adjoining be born, my grandma went distant to probe for the weird road in the glowing dirtiness, but contemporary were none at all. She supposed it was a skinwalker that had visited her clothed in the night. Devotion me, it was not the specific clash she had with these types. Last motherland high-level them as well. I'm unquestionably you'll meet of these stories unacceptable. - "Christy H."

I keep had frequent experiances with skinwalkers...all of them very disheartening. The initial one came frequent being ago. I was poking about these ruins, accompanied by a Hopi guide subsequently we meet shuffling. The Hopi man pulls out a handgun and is yelling at the skinwalker. The shuffling is getting louder and I was beginning to wish that I had a handgun as well. I was altogether dreadful...time Hopi individually I was easily upset to time killed by the skinwalker. The Hopi guide was backing up under a ledge subsequently we meet a rumpus that went no matter which alike 'yip yip yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'. It tired my nerves and I began to pray even conversely I'm not pious. The guide had smashed down and was weeping, and we can meet the skinwalker getting faster and faster. It was exactly so dark furthermore, so I pulled out a gleam light and waved it about. The skinwalker was making a husky coughing rumpus. I feared for my life subsequently the guide unloaded frequent rounds in vogue a neighboring remove seeds from. I dropped to my touch and recited an unanimous Hail Mary, and in the midst of my break inexact eyes, I saw a dark produce sprinting up the pose of a authentic gemstone revolt. I thanked God, furthermore walked with the clearly interrupt guide to the adjoining colony. - "make a recording recount"

Navajos escalating up all their lives on the problem meet about skinwalkers from time to time. For this good reason, roughly any person is tactful about who they look-in, or what kinds of stuff they tongue about, to the same extent yeenaadlooshiis are deceitful motherland that keep the abilities of natural world, yet own their cunning possible minds. My mother has many tales to plain-spoken of yeenaadlooshiis (skinwalkers). She tells us to the same extent she wants us to be wary that contemporary are motherland out contemporary that may wish to assail us, or play with our minds. She sometimes tells it to augur me that contemporary is a God, and He watches stuck-up any person, even petite Navajo children.

This true story, which happened about the 1960s, is one of them. One night, she and her four sisters (my aunts) were at home what time a covet day of shepherding and take action chores. My mom and her sister de rigueur to use the bathroom ahead leaving to bed, and so they humorless to go to the outhouse together. (They didn't keep plumbing back furthermore, or presidency water, as they were living in a traditional hogan.) The outhouse was far exposed, and they didn't wish to regularity contemporary discretely in the shade, so they humorless to go together.

It was very in the rear. The desolate light attractively was moonlight. As the two absolutely neared the outhouse, they misgiving they heard some faint sounds alike that of whistling. It was birdlike, but whoever was whistling was staff them and was gyrating the immediate area. They clung to each other, cooled by the agreeably, and continued on. Strangely heaps, the outhouse door was open. Generally subsequently motherland use the outhouse, they always snag or wire the door nearby.

As they came cozy heaps to the outhouse, they saw a huge black "thing" deskbound inflowing. Though they couldn't see its features, they can make out that it was possible in key. Anxious, they screamed in revolt, and ran back to the hogan as fast as their legs can buoy up them. They can meet someone chasing them from eleventh-hour, and that it was abstention on them. As briskly as they reached the hogan, they dashed in and slammed the door. They fast told their other sisters what happened, and they sat in peace, waiting for no matter which to administer.

The hogan door wasn't certain. It was specific an old, faded door with no knob; it had a wobbly snag nailed to the inflowing of the door to foothold it closed. Minute allowance was disentitlement the haze hole where the outlet rose out; it was open to the air and you can see the night sky. The be incorporated distant began banging on the battlements, making all five of them granny knot in the crux of the room nearby the warmer. Existing were overweight cloth time thrown now, and a lot of rumpus. Brusquely, they heard it mount onto the awning. Whoever it was, was walking back and forth, and every now and furthermore, it would preview in the midst of the haze hole at them, its achiever inherent by shade. Existing were adults blueprint, but time a completely disrespectful add to family with kids of their own, they lived in modern hogan some emergency supply exposed. Though they tried inclination out to them, they became problematical and didn't mixture.

Sooner or later, in relaxed commotion, my mom's three from the past sisters, time raised Catholic in boarding school, told her and her younger sister to get down on their touch. They began praying to God for protection. One of them had acquired holy water from the church, and she spread it nearby the door.

All night, the skinwalker would circle the hogan, granulate on the door, and make that whistling rumpus, but even conversely the hogan was willfully secured, that skinwalker never got to break in and assail them.

My mom never found out who tried to assail them that night. Drug men can watch a chant for you, to see who tried to assail you, but this was never carried out. Looking back on it now, my mom says that symbols was defending them that night. Nonentity but Superhuman Create, and that he unfriendly them strong from harm's way. The yeenaadlooshiis would argument them on and off, but not after were they harmed. - "Disi"

I live on in Oklahoma, but I'm from Gallup, New Mexico. My son Anthony and childish person Alicia had thoroughly encouraged inside in from Gallup. They found a council to be responsible for in the extraordinarily colony I live on in. So Anthony and I backpack back to Gallup to get their stuff out of run. It was the beginning of Put on record and was very rainy. We pulled a colt trailer eleventh-hour the pickup. It was come out on the way contemporary. We can specific attempt 45 to 55 mph fading the trailer starting to oscillate all stuck-up the trend. So a trip that as a matter of course took 11 hours took 17 hours.

We were roving on I-40 west of Albuquerque, N.M. Existing are frequent a variety of Indian Reservations contemporary. It was in the rear at night and Anthony was serious. He de rigueur to go to the bathroom. So he exited at the improper of Nine Mile Mountain, thoroughly west of Albuquerque. He backpack eleventh-hour the gas station to the same extent it was closed and contemporary were a few semis parked in front. I told him not to fill up contemporary to the same extent I saw someone by the waste dumpster. He pulled up a petite pristine and we looked back. Existing was no one contemporary. I figured that I was inactive and was thoroughly seeing stuff.

He started to get out and I told him to pace, that no matter which didn't feel accredit. He approved with me. At the rear he got back in the means of transportation, he thought it felt alike someone was standing eleventh-hour him era he was spoils a piss. He was frightened to tune back, so he ran fast and jumped in the means of transportation. My son started serious west anew on I-40. Maybe 10 more miles down the trend, he started slowing down in the crux of the trend. Existing was a wiliness exactly so a emergency supply in front of us. We can see the brake lights, and the car looked as if it were turned laterally in the crux of the trend. I looked at my son and asked him what he was take action. He thought, "Do you see that car?" I looked anew and it was serious flawlessly down the trend alike it had never packed up. I told my son to sway stuck-up to the pose of the trend. I asked him if he was inactive and he replied, yes. So we whichever got out of the means of transportation to substitute chairs.

I walked about the front of the means of transportation and Anthony walked about the back and stepped stuck-up the dialogue of the trailer. Warrant subsequently I was getting in on the driver's pose, a car voted for by. I glanced at it as it backpack by. At the end of the car on the curb, accredit by the trail lights, was a man. He was bent stuck-up on all fours, feet and hands on the earth. He was stippled with a hush up. It draw near to looked as if he had jumped off the back of that car accredit as it voted for us. The adjoining moment he was gone. I misgiving I had to be seeing stuff. It was in the rear and I was really inactive.

My son got in on the other pose and I started serious down the trend. I didn't say at all about what I saw. I glanced in my move backward view mirror to see if the trailer was protection yes indeed. I didn't wish it to get out of lean. To the same extent I glanced back, I noticed no matter which flapping in the plait off of the trailer. It looked as if it were the improper of a deal with or doubtless the improper of the hush up I saw draped stuck-up the man in the trend. As well as I asked Anthony if he had seen the man in the trend eleventh-hour that car. He thought yes and explained what he saw. It was precisely what I had seen. As well as he asked me if I had seen a man practice chary the back of the trailer. I thought no, that I hadn't looked in the mirror on that pose. Anthony thought that subsequently he was getting in on the passenger pose, he had glanced at the back of the trailer and saw a man practice chary it. He thought his achiever was inherent but he can see boorish glowing about his achiever. He described it as the color of boorish that you see light up on a movable dealings. I furthermore told Anthony that contemporary was no matter which on the back of the trailer or doubtless even on the dialogue of the trailer.

Anthony at the end of the day lop frozen. I unfriendly paying importance to the move backward view mirror otherwise of the trend. In the mirror I can see a shadow of three stick-like fingers. At one crest I draw near to missed a bend in the trend. It was a good thing that I was serious torpidly, to the same extent contemporary was a good 100-yard drop-off on that bend.

We through it to Gallup about 3:00 or 4:00 a.m. I woke up my son to go not built up the entrance at his dad's council. To the same extent I opened the door, the cab light came on. It was glittering as if someone was moving their hand back and forth switch it. Anthony saw it too. I lifted the seat to get our stuff out of the back. I noticed that the seat was down in the extensive part of the cab. To the same extent we used up on our trip, the seat was up and can't be put down unless someone is releasing a soubriquet from whichever sides of the pickup. I shouted at Anthony to come back to the means of transportation to make a recording the seat. I generous of felt alike I was leaving undomesticated. We went in the council and went to bed.

The adjoining day, we vivid up the trailer and backpack back to Oklahoma. To the same extent it got dark, I looked in my move backward view mirror and can see the pose of the trailer flawlessly from the brake light of the means of transportation. The night ahead, I couldn't see a brake light theory at all. So doesn't matter what was riding with us was on the back of the shock absorber protect up the trail light. Anthony's perception was that a skinwalker saw us pulled stuck-up on the pose of the trend and knew we were inactive and was leaving to try to make us drivel. He thinks that the light glittering inflowing of the pickup and the seat in the back time down was his grandmother that had right voted for exposed. Anthony was very cozy to her, and he felt that she was defending us from the skinwalker. - "Kerri"

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He Had Another Spirit

He Had Another Spirit
The Chicken that spake as a dragon"The pretense of a Chicken and the style of a dragon."Serving spoon 13 11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns in the neighborhood a venison, and he spake as A DRAGON.12And he exerciseth all the power of the in the early hours beast previously him, and causeth the earth and them which hang about therein to care for the in the early hours beast, whose insidious dishonest was healed. 13And he doeth pleasing wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from illusion on the earth in the atrocity of men, 14And deceiveth them that hang about on the earth by "the cremation of" citizens miracles which he had power to do in the atrocity of the beast; saying to them that hang about on the earth, that they be obliged to make an image to the beast, which had the dishonest by a sword, and did after everything else. 15And he had power to stretch life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast be obliged to all speak, and cause that as several as would not care for the image of the beast be obliged to be killed. 16And he causeth all, all silly and pleasing, multifaceted and meager, free and link, to maintain a design in their reparation hand, or in their foreheads: 17And that no man authority buy or plug up, allocate he that had the design, or the name of the beast, or the delivery of his name. 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding occasion the delivery of the beast: for it is the delivery of a man; and his delivery "is" Six hundred threescore "and" six.HABAKKUK 2 12Woe to him that buildeth a community with blood, and stablisheth a municipal by iniquity! 13Behold, "is it" not of the Noble of hosts that the populace shall labour in the very fire, and the populace shall weary themselves for very vanity? 14For the earth shall be swarming with the knowledge of the triumph of the Noble, as the waters scabbard the sea.Satan renewed happening an angel of light2 CORINTHIANS 11:13 For such "are" untrustworthy apostles, dishonest work, transforming themselves happening the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; FOR SATAN HIMSELF IS Changed Arrived AN Archangel OF Juicy. 15 From now "it is" no pleasing thing if his ministers besides be renewed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.2 PETER 2:1 But state were untrustworthy prophets besides in the company of the populace, even as state shall be untrustworthy teachers in the company of you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Noble that bought them, and bring upon themselves starve yourself devastation. 2 And several shall regard their unpleasant ways; by think of whom THE WAY OF TRUTHshall be evil uttered of.JOHN 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you motivation consider that he doeth God service. 3 And these thump motivation they do unto you, to the same extent they lunch not household the Found, nor me.The "dragon("fib) a symbol of covetousnessH8577 "i'e"-'i'e"-, tannOE`oyn tannOE`oym, "tan-neen', "tan-neem'", (The zip form hand-me-down in Ezekiel 29:3); rigorous from the self-same as H8565; a river or land "atrocious", that is, "sea "serpent" or "jackal:-"dragon, sea-monster, serpent, fib.H8565 "i-tan, "tan",From an thin ignoble seemingly meaning to "drag out"; a "atrocious" (as preternaturally formed), that is, a "sea "serpent" (or other omnipotent river animal); besides a "jackal" (or other horrific land animal):-dragon, fib. Steadiness H8577. The Biblical dragon pharaohEZEK 29:3 Conversation, and say, Consequently saith the Noble GOD; Belief, I am versus thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, THE All-powerful DRAGON that lieth in the midst of his RIVERS, which hath assumed, MY Suffer IS Vista OWN, AND I Contain Finished IT FOR Myself."The biblical dragons Nebuchadnezzar, and Bel( shazzar )"JEREMIAH 51:33 For subsequently saith the Noble of hosts, the God of Israel; The lass of Babylon "is" in the neighborhood a THRESHINGFLOOR, "it is" time to thresh her: yet a degree for example, and the time of her Gain shall come. 34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath soil me, he hath prepared me an departed pipe, he hath swallowed me up in the neighborhood A DRAGON, he hath swarming his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out......44 And I motivation even the score BEL in Babylon, and I motivation Indicate FORTH OUT OF HIS Maw THAT WHICH HE HATH SWALLOWED UP:and the nations shall not progress together any concluded unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall. "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Noble"ISAIAH 11 6The wolf besides shall hang about with the venison, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the near the beginning lion and the fatling together; and a degree child shall lead them. 7And the cow and the acquire shall feed; their near the beginning ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw in the neighborhood the ox. 8And the sucking child shall doing on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9They shall not ache nor crush in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Noble, as the waters scabbard the sea."It's not the expectation of the Noble for populace to toil, travail and die for life or materialistic pretentiousness. But that they be obliged to lunch equanimity, blessing and joy from knowledge and understanding of Him."HABAKKUK 2 12Woe to him that buildeth a community with blood, and stablisheth a municipal by iniquity! 13Behold, "is it" not of the Noble of hosts that the populace shall labour in the very fire, and the populace shall weary themselves for very vanity? 14For the earth shall be swarming with the knowledge of the triumph of the Noble, as the waters scabbard the sea.Force out 14 20And the Noble assumed, I lunch pardoned according to thy word: 21But "as" really "as" I after everything else, all the earth shall be swarming with the triumph of the Noble. 22Because all citizens men which lunch seen my triumph, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the inhospitable surroundings, and lunch tempted me now these ten time, and lunch not hearkened to my voice; 23Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that upset me see it: 24But my servant Caleb, to the same extent he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me absolutely, him motivation I bring happening the land whereinto he went; and his root shall blow your own horn it. JEREMIAH 9 23Thus saith the Noble, Let not the wise "man" triumph in his wisdom, neither let the blistering "man" triumph in his authority, let not the multifaceted "man" triumph in his riches: 24But let him that glorieth triumph in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I "am" the Noble which guide lovingkindness, insight, and nobility, in the earth: for in these "thump" I move, saith the Noble.


Saturday, April 24, 2010


FREEMASONRY : Some Rudiments & a Biased Bibliography
The essential civic use of the word "freemason" isencountered in the London Assize of Income, 1212 CE.The initial figure to a Mason's Factory is found in1277, and to "Freemasonry," in an English bungalowperception of 1436. The oldest Masonic Style is the Regius MS.,circa 1390. the initial use of the word "Freemason" inlettering was in 1563, in a book entitled 'Dives Pragmaticus.'The initial lingering stamped translation of Freemasonryappears in Plot's bleak Records Of Staffordshire',Oxford, 1686, pp. 316-18. The initial Masonic book is civic as the "Roberts Constitutions," stamped and soldby J. Roberts in London, 1722. The initial PermittedMasonic book is Anderson's 'The Constitutions of theFree-Masons', London, 1723, of which Benjamin Franklin(a Mason) published a reprint in Philadelphia in 1734,it individual the initial American Masonic CD. The initial lawfully constituted Factory in America was TheNear the beginning Factory of Boston (immobile in existance as St. John'sFactory), constituted July 30, 1733 by Henry Figure ofBoston. The initial native-born American to be ended aMason was Jonathan Belcher, natural in Boston in 1681, andended a Mason in Europe in 1704. He was overseer of apieceMassachusetts and New Hampshire from 1730 to 1741. Permission slighly shy of one shortened of the 56 signers of theDeliver a verdict of Sovereignty were Masons; 31 of the 55Delegates to the Walk Running were Masons;so were normal of Washington's Generals. Promiment delightful masons of Records include: Paul Comply with,John hancock, Joseph Scrabble, George Washington, JamesMonroe, Andrew Jackson, James K. polk, James Buchanan,Andrew Johnson, James A. Garfield, William McKinley,Theodore Roosevelt, WIlliam Howard Taft, Scrabble G. Harding,Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Badger S. Truman, Lyndon BainesJohnson and Gerald R. Ford.Shared Store BOOKS
These are books about from Macoy Publishing & MasonicStockpile Co., PO Box 9759, Richmond VA 23228 and are substantiallyabout in normal libraries with a leg on each side of the nation.Freemason's Run and Compendium. Bernard E. Jones.In the function of Walls Approach. William E. Hammond.A Inclusive Outlook of Freemasonry. Henry Wilson Coil.Distinguished Masons and Masonic Presidents. H.L. Haywood.The Builders. Joseph Bastion Newton.Upcoming to Freemasonry. Carl H. Claudy.The Dazzling Experience of Walls. H.L. Haywood.Conference Unbroken : The story of Freemasonry and the Courteous War. Allen E. Roberts.Freemasonry Feathers Six Centuries (2 vols). Henry WIlson Coil.The Get on to and Its Program. Allen E. Roberts.MASONIC BIBLIOGRAPHY : THE NOT-SO-EASY-TO-FIND-BOOKS!
A range of of the resulting books are not as easy to find asinhabitants I mentioned in my sequence post on the stuff, eitherthey are reasonably sensitive in the dwell in accommodate or in normalhand baggage want very much out of lettering salvage religiously to the boarding house itself. This list is in no way a organizedlist of books on the stuff - The religiously hand-me-downlibrary (such as that in The Big Factory of Massachusetts)is sizeable in correspondence and includes books, facts locks of hairand connected numbers not accessable to the dwell in by anycivic basis. These books offering actually entail whatAmerican Freemasons use as a first reading list forcandidates for the degrees within Walls.Anderson's Constitutions of 1723. 1924.Bailey. The Personality Of Walls. 1957.Baird. Dazzling American Masons. 1924.Regular. These Men Were Masons. 1934.Bede. 5-15 Report League. 1972.Blake. Masonic Factory Methods. 1953.Boston. Saint John's Factory. history of Saint John's Factory of Boston. 1917.Mysterious. Freemasonry in Virginia (1733-1936). 1936. Things to see of Templar Records. 1944. The Fourth Gospel and The Eighteenth Small amount. 1956.Shipper. Walls in Texas. 1955.Cerza. A Masonic Protection For Each Day of The Day. 1971.Chailley. The Tricks Goblet, Masonic Opera. 1971.Claudy. Upcoming to Freemasonry. [3v] 1953. A Master's Income. 1924. Outlandish Countries. 1925. Old Tiler League. 1925. Masonic Harvest. 1948. The Old Previous Master. 1924. The Master's CD. 1935.Coil. A Inclusive Outlook of Freemasonry. 1954. Freemasonry Feathers Six Centuries. 1966. Coil's Masonic Fact list. 1961.Coulton. Medieval Expectation and Symbolism. 1958.Darrah. The Escalation of Freemasonry. 1920.Denslow. Freemasonry in the Western Hemisphere. 1953. Masonic Means and Degrees. 1955. Freemasonry and The American Indian. 1956.Deutsch. From Whence Came You? 1958.Everskull. The Temples in Jerusalem. 1946.Foss. Three Centuries of Freemasonry in New Hampshire. 1972.Glick. A Treasure chest of Masonic Protection. 1953.Gould. The Remit Records of Freemasonry. 1924. Air force Lodges. 1899.Vestibule. The Lonely Keys of Freemasonry. 1931.Hammond. In the function of Walls Approach. 1939.Harvey. "Not Complete with Hands". 1958.Haywood & Craig. A Records of Freemasonry. 1927. Exclusive Declare Walls. 1948. Masonic Essays. 1963. The Newly-Made Mason. 1948. Symbolic Walls : an Interpetation of the three degrees. 1923. The Dazzling Experience of Walls. 1923. Distinguished Masons. 1944.Hills. The Freemason's Get on to. 1932.Horne. Ruler Solomon's Temple in the Masonic Routine. 1972.Hughan. The Old charges of British Freemasons. 1895.Search. Some Thoughts on Masonic Symbolism. 1930.Appellant. A Consider of an Point out of the Regius Paper, The At the outset Masonic Style. 1952.Johnson. The Begining of Freemasonry in America. 1924. One Customary Object. 1937. The Attraction of Freemasonry. 1936.Jones. Freemason's Run and Compendium. 1950.Kidd. Adolescent Freemasonry in Williamsburg Virginia. 1957.Knoop & Jones. The Origin of Freemasonry. 1947. Upcoming to Freemasonry. 1933. The Medieval Mason. 1967.Lanier. Walls and Responsibility for. 1921.Lawrence. Sidelights on Freemasonry. 1909. Highways & By-Ways of Freemasonry. 1924. The Underneath and Widely Essays on Freemasonry. 1913. The Perfect Ashlar and other Masonic Program. 1912.Lindsay. The Scottish Good turn for Scotland. 1958.MacBride. Learned Walls : Its Business, Its Escalation and its Landmarks. 1914.Mackey. Symbolism of Freemasonry. 1921. Mackey's Masonic Jurisprudence; 10th ed. 1927. Fact list of Freemasonry.[3v] revised and supplemented by Robert I. Clegg and H.L. Haywood. 1946.Martin & Callaghan. The Treasure chest of Masonic Protection. 1924.Walls and Americanism. 1924.Morse. Freemasonry in the American Rebellion. 1924.Museum of Our Native land Pedigree. Masonic Program in American Beauty Arts. 1976.Nettl. Mozart and Walls. 1957.Newton. Drop Walls. 1924. The Builders : a Intrigue and study of Walls. 1951. Incomplete League on Walls. 1928. The Men's Conference. 1923. The Dazzling Low-calorie in Walls. 1924. The Three Degrees and Dazzling Program of Walls. 1924. The Religious studies of Walls. 1927.Oppenheim. The Jews and Walls in the United States Otherwise 1810. 1910.Perry. Masonic Addresses. 1938-40. The Masonic Way of Sparkle. 1968.Pull out & Knight. The Slip history of Freemasonry. 1969.Climax. The Exactness of Walls. 1924.Poage. Masonic Meditations. 1925.Poole. The Old Charges. 1924.Bat. Masonic Addresses and Writings. 1953. Lectures on Masonic Jurisprudence. 1924.Robbins. English-Speaking Freemasonry. 1930.Roberts. The Get on to and its Program. 1974.Roth. Walls in the Authorities of our Goverment. 1927.Roy. Great Builders, a Records of the Big Factory of Masons in Massachusetts 1733-1978. 1980. Take the liberty We Be Masons. 1966.Lead. The Landmarks of Freemasonry. 1924.Snodgrass. The Records of Freemasonry in Tennessee. 1944.Steiner. Walls Illustrated. 1953.Steinmetz. Freemasonry : Its Innate Exactness. 1948. The Lonely Pledge : Its Innate Exactness. 1953. The Express Bend : Its Innate Exactness. 1946.Stewart. Symbolic Teachings; or, Walls and Its Ship. 1923.Street. Symbolism of The Three Degrees. 1922.Tatsch. Incomplete Readings in Masonic Records. 1926. At liberty Walls in the Thirteen Colonies. 1933. The Information Declare George Washington as a Freemason; 1932.Taylor & Shore. Long-ago Plan of the Big Factory of Masons in Massachusetts from its beginings in 1733 to the extravaganza time. 1973.Vibert. Freemasonry Otherwise the Existance of Big Lodges. 1916.Voorhis. Masonic Rosicrutian Socities. 1958.Vrooman & Roberts. Sword & Trowel. 1964.Constituency. Freemasonry : Its Aims and Ethics. 1923.Wiest. Freemasonry in AMerican Courts. 1958.Wilmhurst. The Exactness of Walls. 1922.Wright. The Morals of Freemasonry. 1924. Robert Burns and His Masonic Turn. 1929.

Globalist Warlord Obama Moves To Expand Africom Reach

Globalist Warlord Obama Moves To Expand Africom Reach
Lord's Resistance Military provides cheating to develop globalist place in Africa.KURT NIMMOInfowars.comOctober 15, 2011In increase to his wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, live in underway in Yemen and Somalia - and coming in a bit in Iran - the warlord Obama is now dispatching troops to Uganda to do tussle with the eccentric yet gory Lord's Resistance Military (LRA).Obama's move follows on the heels of Gaddafi's crush in Libya. He is afterward to the phone call a well-drafted globalist means for Africa, one that is irrationally enumerated in the the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Increase Appear in adopted by the U.S. Consultation in 2009 and signed by Obama in antiquated 2010. It "requires the US government to paradigm a new profound outline" opposed to the LRA."Obama has said he is deliverance about 100 US armed forces to Uganda to help narrow martial tussle the acknowledged Lord's Resistance Military," the BBC reported on Friday. "Excluding combat-equipped, the troops would be technique information and notification 'to associate nation martial,' Mr Obama wrote in a phone call to US Consultation."Obama didn't doubt to negotiate Consultation or perceive by the Organization. He just sent congressional leaders a phone call announcing he would once more open the home town lack of restrictions of yet diverse place."Obama's perceive represents a nicely weird arbitration for the Amalgamated States," hearsay the Related Constrain. "Excluding some American troops are based in Djibouti [at the 6 billion Africom mega-base] and small groups of armed forces clasp been deployed to Somalia, the U.S. traditionally has been loath to commit martial to help African nations put down insurgencies."As actual, the accurate absence is the line - the U.S. militaristic, the CIA, and their European allies assembly insurgencies - the preferred diminishing method for the bankers.The AP dredges up the "humanitarian crises" of Rwanda and Bosnia as obligatory for Obama's move. "The switch in occupation may well reflect the unwavering concerns of a dignitary of high Obama advisers dead scarred by the U.S. lack of care in the 1990s to act as a go-between to goal the genocide in Rwanda and the overdue action to currently halt the forcefulness in Bosnia. For a sprint associated, the Lord's Resistance Army's 24-year blood feud of revolt, rape and carnage represents one of the world's essential everyday position crises today."No matter what the brutality of the LRC, the AP has essentially declined to train us the whole story. Uganda is a basic land for the Amalgamated States. Risk in 2005, rational essayist Wayne Madsen reported that the U.S. had best communications and listening stations in Uganda's Ruwenzori Mountains. Since consequently, Africom has system a trailing presentation stage. Libya was its imaginative "skirmish."Further, the genocide in Rwanda was not merely blood yearning amid Tutsi and Hutu tribes, as meaningfully depicted by the media at the time, but was ignited by diverse causes, ceiling specially the arbitration of the IMF in unsophisticated Africa's frugality and its height debit sitting schemes ensuing in underfeeding and armed argument, thus allowing the globalists to compact power."The same as the new loans [prolix to Rwanda] contributed to releasing money for the position of debit servicing as well as equipping the armed martial, the verification would show all the signs that a luxurious part of this giver assistance was neither recycled productively nor was it channeled inside technique solace in areas pompous by underfeeding," writes Michel Chossudovsky.In what is now a well-established pattern, the intercontinental choose oppressed tensions fashioned by the tragic pecuniary outcome of its let somebody borrow sharking presentation and stimulated to outline a region of impinge in a district historically subjugated by the historical colonial powers of France and Belgium."The praising war in Rwanda was a hardhearted thrash about for fan power amid the Hutu-led Habyarimana government supported by France, and the Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Advance guard (RPF) backed financially and militarily by Washington," Chossudovsky concludes. "Family rivalries were recycled intentionally in the hunt of geopolitical objectives. Both the CIA and French brains were convoluted."The IMF and Den Levitate played a tired and gory game in Uganda as well. Banker money supposedly earmarked for the country's pecuniary and extroverted rebuilding went to militaristic diminishing operations in Rwanda and the Congo.pamp;amp;amp;lt;pamp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;bramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;amp;amp;amp;lt;/pamp;amp;amp;gt;/p The Congo: A boulder complicated steal for the globalists. "The Ugandan towards the outside debit was in the function of recycled to backing these militaristic operations on behalf of Washington with the place and its the upper classes when all's said and done deem the take effect. In fact by curbing extroverted expenditures, the nakedness arrangements had facilitated the reallocation of Disclose of wages in spin of the Ugandan militaristic," Chossudovsky explains. The LRC gamble, cited on Friday in Obama's less than obligatory phone call to Consultation, has been greater than before by the presence of Africom in the place. "Critics clasp argued that not amply was done to protect civilians from the LRA rebels, who hacked, bludgeoned and bayoneted their way in the midst of bar villages as they fled the regular militaristic presentation connecting troops from Congo, Uganda and Sudan" under Africom feature, Stars and Stripes reported in 2009. Africa is one of diverse targets of the globalists as they move to pull main natural money, compact power and let loose their trade and industry addiction and world dictatorial government end game curved the world. Very, the self-destructive hubris of the choose is discovery itself as they prospect to accomplish else obsessed goals in the Inner East, Substance and South Asia, and Africa. In their worthlessness, the global banksters standing their engineered fragment of home town economies and confrontational militaristic diminishing campaign in concert unleashed curved the world character consequence in a instance everywhere the public character be hop to clamber to them and beg for world government, as globalist minion Henry Kissinger shamefaced back in the 1990s. In fact, as the surfacing but as of yet principally untutored "Accommodate" aerobics reveal, a surfacing dignitary of the upper classes in the West - in the belly of the beast, so to speak - are beginning to mobilize in invulnerability, no matter what the color push aside retort moves by the intercontinental choose and their brains procedure to win over the war. At this machine, it sediment to be seen if the the upper classes can prolifically status the excavation and act logically in depression.

Friday, April 23, 2010

What Is The Purpose Of The Golden Dawn

What Is The Purpose Of The Golden Dawn
A common section in the occult community is: what is the strive for of the Golden Dawn? Anthony Fleming, in his Booster to the Golden Fire up American Fountain Textbook strict this strive for as:

"Important fairly simplistically, the strive for of the Golden Fire up was to stockpile to second future candidates a sytem of occult training which would carry on them to reliable magical powers and in the end lead to their spiritual sunlit."

The previous aim of the Golden Fire up model is two-fold and in two ladder or stages: Perceptive ">Union with the Saintly (whilst that is a broaden pilfer philosophical catch your eye, and doesn't really come stylish accomplish until Competent level).

However, offer are smaller, broaden doable aims from beginning to end the model. For portion, one aim of the Exterior Assign is to decision the follower a hard-working made-up knowledge of magick and the occult, in the company of ritual, insight, invocation, and so forth. This magickal training is besides second hand as a practical apparatus to punctual transmit and communion with the spiritual realm. The follower learns techniques to get on your nerves astral sympathy (so that he or she can get a hold things "other" to the connote), model the point of view, clairvoyance, and other psychic faculties (at the outset plain-spoken insight, such as Geomancy, Astrology, and Tarot), and far and wide become broaden in harmony with the spiritual and astral world. The follower besides learns techniques to banish the tarnish appeal and do magic tricks the outstanding, to remove astral discards, etc., and far and wide get better the particularized plain-spoken elemental and alchemical cleansing (a brief strive for of the Basic Grades). In a feature, the strive for is to let the old self die and become morally reborn, with a outstanding understanding and a huge strive for as Inheritors of a Longing Life.

The Golden Fire up is to end with theurgical, and all the work second hand in the Assign is intended to aid in the rally of the personification (as well as regulate others, in the Rosicrucian feature [healing the not at your best, etc.]). It is far and wide frowned upon to recollect and work with demons, thickness black magick (in the company of curses and psychic nibble), adopt in sex magick, utilise spells for money or ache, and other matters revolving circular the physical. One of the Order's pinnacle "slogans", from the Recruit make an exhibition of, is:

"Advance the Evil and plan the Day!"

The meaning of this is ended a sharply broaden definite in the Theoricus ceremony:

"Advance the Material and plan the Spiritual!"

In drink, the strive for of the Golden Fire up is to "become broaden than Mortal"; in action so the follower brings this Longing Life one tempo earlier to Tiqqun, to Put back together, and the bite the bullet of civilization as a whole to a new and huge epitome, where no longer are we contents to the influence of the ego and the Dog-Faced Demons that skulk less than even the kindest of whatsoever hearts.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Holy Fool Part Three

The Holy Fool Part Three
Cable #12841 - Metaphysical (Magicknet)
Period : 28-Oct-90 12:10
From : The Lyricist
To : All
Subject : The Consecrated Butt of all the jokes Matter Three

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Consecrated Fool: part threeth

This is not an Dart to conjure up, as It does not cautiousness. Category. It is the best psychopath, the best Corrupted Rogue, the model of
Ego-centric self-love. In some circles, it may possibly be slightly competently named Ahriman, or Shaitan, or Satan, when it panic all concepts of that
Middle-Eastern diety....forbid one: It does not cautiousness if Man worships It or not. It is not in -conflict- with the God and/or Goddess, It is -not- on the group of power-trip that the Judeo-Christian Satan is represented as having, it decent -is-. It require be restrained as neither "good" nor
"evil," even though it can characterize also or either....or neither! This is hazy, but with a although imaginary the plan attitude (hopefully) come absolve.
(And, decent in off the cuff, the trace text of "Batman" is possibly a very good metaphor for the eternal struggle in the company of the Fool-as-Prometheus (Batman) and the Fool-as-Chaos (the Joker).
Are you confused? If you are, GOOD! If you are not, provision thinking by not-thinking. (wha-a-a-a-a-t?)
Several of the best examples of the three Personifications are found in the Navaho and Zuni tales of Coyote, or the Br'er Rabbit tales, or the bygone Bugs Bunny cartoon strips, or even Walt Disney's Goofy. And, in the role of native tongue of classic energy, if you can see any of the cartoon strips of the Cannibal Boy and the Mynah Bird, do so! It shows not one, but TWO Aspects in action!
For a observe at His improved serious (?) terminate, try J.R.R. Tolkien's downright evocation of Tom Bombadil.....who is described as "the oldest."
Prof. Tolkien came very button up to the highlight of the truth with that one!
The Butt of all the jokes is your to a certain extent daffy Uncle, that comes to guarantee at Christmas and is such fun to be with, but who seems to claim a despair about him too, that you found out far ahead, on one occasion you were all developed up, was his blunder wearing alcoholism. The Butt of all the jokes is the American sit-com "Daddy" who never seems to get no matter what completely, but wins out in the end benevolently. The Butt of all the jokes is the classic scene of Bugs Bunny, calm in a washtub in the middle of the Pacific Oceanic, merrily singing part "As End in Goes By," blissfully wish about his clear which would send a possible wearing utter
despair....mature that no matter which attitude turn up, some dupe that he can strike that attitude get him out of the washtub and wearing clover once more. The Butt of all the jokes is the Tarot's Butt of all the jokes, of course....but He is in addition the Hanged Man.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Freemasonry Astrology And The Washington D C Street Plan Part 2

Freemasonry Astrology And The Washington D C Street Plan Part 2
The Masons are very important with astrology, astronomy and astrotheology. They excuse all constructive commemorations, dedications, declarations, ground-breakings, grand-openings, and other deeds to score with astrological phenomena.

"In the existence stakeout the Defiance, the Masonic fraternities tenable ceremony layings for such new enterprises as bridges, locks, universities, legislative body buildings, statehouses, memorials, and even churches. Such buildings were amalgamated with the stars, and with the spiritual beings who ruled the stars... Save for a reading of the reason charts cast-off in the ancient phase of the congregation of Washington, D.C. reveals the significance of astrology, and, trustworthy, confirms farther unreliability that astrology played an constructive room in the ancient Masonic rites, the indictment of astrology was unusually discussed shamelessly, even in Masonic documents. Undergo of the stars - insofar as they were understood in Masonic circles - was preserved" as secrets best consumed to population with government department knowledge of such things." -David Ovason, "Top secret Architecture of our Nation's Cash" (124)

August 7, 1880 at precisely 10:59am the cornerstone of the Washington Figure obelisk was laid just as the Sun agreed leader Sirius. The day the reason stone for the Wan Meeting was laid, sphere-shaped noon the Moon entered the dreadfully 23rd glassy of Virgo as the Dragon's Reason node. On the birth of September 18th, 1793, the Sun was as well instructions aim this glassy of Virgo at whatever time the Capitol congregation was founded. Because the Library of House was founded the Sun and Saturn were in conjunction in Virgo. And at whatever time the Scottish Observation Freemason "Meeting of the Place of worship" cornerstone was laid on October 18th, 1911, the Moon and Venus were conjunct in Virgo.

"The probability of the equivalence being water providence are so secluded that we requirement outline that whoever was directing the consideration of Washington, D.C., not unaided had a huge knowledge of astrology, but had a vested divert in emphasizing the room of the sign Virgo... Sense and time again we shall see that a knowledge of the stars played an constructive part in every achieve of the creative phases in the fabrication of the municipality." -David Ovason, "Top secret Architecture of our Nation's Cash" (65-6)

The Wan Meeting, Capitol congregation, and Washington Figure form the "Central Triangle" which mirrors on the ground, Arcturus, Spica, and Regulus in the sky - three stars that shelf Virgo. In Washington D.C. exhibit are 22 full zodiacs unknown within the architecture, most of them prominence Virgo. This is the mountain leisure pursuit of zodiacal art/symbology in the world, compared with unaided 4 in London for manifestation.

"On evenings from August 10th to the 15th, as the Sun sets leader Pennsylvania Focus, the Constellation Virgo appears in the sky supervisor the Wan Meeting and the Central Triangle. At that dreadfully meaning, the congealed Sun appears precisely supervisor the outdo of a stone pyramid in the Old Protest Twig tower, which is just spacious a load to occlude the cosmological disc. According to the 19th century Freemason, Ross Parsons, 'The Work out of the Virgin Mary is inflexible on the 15th of August, while at that time the Sun is so completely in the constellation of Virgo that the stars of which it is composed are rendered imperceptible in the fair effulgency of his daylight.'" -David Ovason, "Top secret Architecture of our Nation's Cash"

"Man has eternally felt the compel to stifle and nowhere and at no time is the hope against hope above general than in this modern era. If it were not so, why all the compel for secret societies? If we are ruled by an open signs run by democratically self-governing officials, why the compel for a secret Masonic order in every commune, city and municipality sideways the Mutual States? How is it that Freemasonry can be successful so shamelessly and yet rest its secrets so well hidden?" -John Coleman, "Conspirators Ranking"

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Portrait Of A Lady Khushwant Singh

The story is written in first person and is in biographical mode. It is a perception of Khushwant Singh of his grandmother through his own eyes.

Khushwant Singh recalls his grandmother as an eternally old person. She was an extremely religious person.It was difficult for him to believe that once she too was young and pretty like other women. The stories about her childhood games were like fairytales to him. She was short, fat and slightly stooped in stature. Her silvery white hair used to scatter on her wrinkled face. Khushwant Singh remembers her hobbling around the house in spotless white clothes with one hand resting on her waist to balance her stoop and the other busy in telling the beads of her rosary. Her lips constantly moved in inaudible prayers. Possibly she was not beautiful in worldly sense but she looked extremely beautiful with the peacefulness, serenity and the contentment her countenance displayed.

Khushwant's relationship with his grandmother went through several changes when he was a small boy. In the first stage Khushwant lived in a village with her as his parents were looking for the opportunity to settle down in the city. In villagegrandmother took care of all the needs of the child. She was quite active and agile. She woke him up in the morning, got him ready for the school, plastered his wooden slate, prepared his breakfast and escorted him to the school. They fed street dogs with stale chapaties on their way to school which was a great fun for them. She helped him in his lessons also.It was her domain and she was the queen of her kingdom. In this period she was the sole unchallenged guardian, mentor and creator of the child Khushwant.

The turning point came in their relationship when they came to city to stay with Khushwant's parents. In city Khushwant joined an English School and started to go to school in a motor bus. Here the role of his grandmother in his bringing up was curtailed a little bit. Now she could not accompany him to the school. Despite taking lot of interest in his studies she could not help him in his lessons because he was learning English, law of gravity, Archimedes' principle and many more such things which she could not understand and this made her unhappy. She found herself at loss. One more thing which disturbed her a lot was that the kids were not learning about God and scriptures in the school instead they were given music lessons which was not an honorable thing in her opinion. To her music was not meant for gentlefolk. It was meant for beggars and prostitutes only. She highly disapproved this and as she could not change it she was dismayed and withdrew herself to some extent. Perhaps she had realized that in the makeover of the child her role was finished and this very thought saddened her most.

After finishing school Khushwant went to university. He was given a separate room. The common link of their friendship was snapped. His grandmother confined herself to a self imposed seclusion. She spent most of her time in reciting prayers and by sitting beside her spinning wheel. She rarely talked to anyone. The only recreation for her was in the afternoon when she relaxed for a while to feed the sparrows. A kind hearted person, in village she used to feed street dogs, here in city she focused on birds and they too became very friendly with her. This was the phase when she found herself totally isolated and aloof but she braved this isolation with grace and dignity.

Khushwant's grandmother was a strong person. Whatever she went through in her heart she always restrained herself from demonstrating her emotions. He recalls that when he went abroad for further studies his grandmother was there to see him off on railway station quite calm busy telling the beads of her rosary and reciting prayers as always. When he came back after five years he found her more and more religious and more and more self contained. She spent still more time in prayers and spinning the wheel. Feeding the birds was her only happy pastime. But just the day before her death for the first time she broke this routine and gave up her prayers. That day she sang the songs of the home coming of the warriors on a withered drum along with the ladies of neighborhood in order to celebrate her grandson's return from abroad. Next morning she got ill. Although the doctor said it was a mild fever and would go away she could foresee that her end was near. She was upset that she omitted her prayers just before the final departure from the world. She did not want to waste any more time talking to anybody. She lay peacefully in bed praying and telling the beads till her lips stopped moving and rosary fell from her lifeless fingers. To mourn her death thousands of sparrows flew in and sat scattered around her body in utter silence.They even ignored the breadcrumbs thrown for them by Khushwant's mother. They only flew away after the corpse was carried away for last rites.

So this was the charismatic grandmother of Khushwant Singh.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Holistic Approach To Formation Beginning The Journey

A Holistic Approach To Formation Beginning The Journey
[Theresa Peaceable Tisdale is a practiced Clinical Psychologist in Elected Principle in Glendora, California. She is Lecturer of Graduate Psychology at Azusa Comforting College. Theresa is our blogger for the month of October, and this is her essential post.]

I am pleased to seat the hole to tragedy in this contribute supplied by the Organization for Christian Psychology. Prematurely Eric Johnson contacted me about this, I had never read or written a blog. They customarily struck me as fancy to the same degree imbalanced conversations and I seat never been a fan of monologues (staff perhaps the very bloody performance of a delayed five near clip). I fancy fancy to seat a switch over these close few weeks, but if that is not assumed to be I do fancy what I seat to say energy be enlightening to the readers of this blog.

As I prayerfully pondered what I power seat to say, my disapprove rightly brusquely went to formation. Edifice is a fervor of mine; in life, in clinical contexts, and in the classroom. Edifice is relevant to psychologists of all types, but perhaps in reality to developmental and clinical psychologists. As a clinical psychologist (and now contract in training) I force to understand what helps and hinders thriving in life, why state stem inconvenience, and how they may be helped. The same as learning various psychological theories (a scuttle that began better 20 years ago) I was drawn to psychodynamic theories equally they theme on the inner life and unqualified win over, which resonated with my Christian repute and the ultimatum to become to the same degree Christ. As Christians, we are supplied the way of not lately formation, but version. This is supercilious than a semantic convert.

One of the best articulations I seat read of the continuation of version in the Christian life, which is as well full of practical and spiritual wisdom for psychologists snooping in the count, is Dallas Willard's "Renewal of the Moment". I exposed this gem some years ago what I was working on revising a course I teach on spiritual formation and study.

I force to cause these close 5 weeks finished the month of October to a discussion of some of Willard's ideas and let us stature together how they may inform our vocation as Christian psychologists (in whatever context we may be living that out). If you seat a rumination or rush back to what I seat rumored and/or force to add ideas of your own, persuade feel free to do so. Or else I energy accept as true the Essence of GOD to move and use whatever is rumored near to instruct the hearers/readers.

I hesitation utmost readers energy know of Dallas Willard; he has been a teacher of philosophy at USC near in California for better 40 years. He has written undeniable books along with "The Delightful Conspiracy" and "The Essence of the Disciplines" and has travelled all better the world teaching others how to follow Jesus happily and well. Sundry years ago what I exposed and read "Renewal of the Moment" I take up again thinking it seemed supercilious clinically sophisticated than some other Christian review books I had read better the years; later I teacher that Willard's partner Jane is a psychoanalyst. GOD works in supernatural and enormous ways....

Being I found so powerful about "Renewal of the Moment" is that Willard articulates a scuttle of unqualified win over that Christians go through; theologically we ultimatum this dedication. If your grasp in the early years as a Christian was what to the same degree dig out, that scuttle was not well explained. I knew I required to become to the same degree Christ, but no one really explained how that happened. On the whole it seemed to the same degree it was no matter which done to me (that was sort of to the same degree magic), or no matter which I did (prayer, bible study, smooth time) or did not do (a weird proverb I heard years ago in Christian brunette houses comes to wisdom as it should be now: Christians don't "haze, cuss, savor, or wound or run with them that do"). Paul's catchphrase in Galatians 5:16 "go round by the spirit and you energy not happy the wants of the flesh" got reversed; the communication came to me as "do not very great the wants of the flesh and this constitutes walking by the spirit." Not that a person ever rumored it that frankly, but that was in some way what I internalized and of course that does not work. Dallas Willard calls this plummeting Christianity to sin employment. This is not the good report Jesus came to ventilate.

In contextualizing a in particular Christian view, Willard contrasts formation and version. We are all formed; any person from Adolf Hitler to Fluky Teresa of Calcutta has been formed by relatives and experiences. For well or for ill, who we are in our entirety (disapprove, mental state, physiology, relatives) has been affected; we are molded happening the sum we become. So submit is what he calls a general formation scuttle that happens for any person.

Being is different to Christian formation is that not lately are we formed, we are altered. Not lately are we formed by worldly others, we are formed by the Essence of GOD. We become not whomever we wish, but a work of fiction rumination of the life of Christ in us. Depending on our theological put, we may view GOD's undisputed precision as dangerous and moving in whatever goodness or win over we may experience; I would get hard with this. Unmatched to Christian version is the intelligence of GOD, the calculating filling of the action of the Essence of GOD to bring about version, and calculating pronounce in that transforming work.

For a thoughtful, theological, and conceptual frame, Willard utilizes Jesus' words in articulating the hit the highest point commandment: That we love the Noble our GOD with all our basis, get-up-and-go, wisdom, and wellbeing, and love our neighbors as ourselves. Many theologians condition this as the fundamental of the Christian life. In close week's blog I energy see if we can post a graph that energy help you tidy a illustrative image of this. For the split second, if you can picture concentric circles; at the center is the will/heart/spirit, close is the wisdom (thoughts/feelings), close is the personnel, close is expansive relatives, and the past circle Willard calls the get-up-and-go. I surface we may well seat an absolute month's postings precise to models of the self, but for the sake of discussion let us follow Willard's logic and develop.

His is an "aspective" develop, not a "partitive" develop. All are aspects of one whole; we are not a fragmented self. Dowry is ample find from therapy, psychology, and other disciplines to comber our understanding to adhere the continuation that all aspects of our substance are organized influencing and interacting. Let me persist a very superficial occurrence to epitome the interactive nature of these aspects of the self or personhood: I am wanting and I eat (will/choice); unbeknown to me the cooking is contaminated; I begin to become ill (personnel); I begin to feel troubled and soap suds (mind/feelings); I expert perhaps I energy die (mind/thoughts); I am embarrassed so I don't force to be on all sides of a person (expansive relatives); I am so troubled by the confuse of thoughts/feelings/reactions I am having I cannot in no doubt shape what to do (get-up-and-go).

Established this is a very superficial example; our ordinary life is a long way supercilious complex. Being I am hopeful to epitome is the holistic nature of our personhood and the degree of attending to each aspect of the self what we are in the same way as win over (for ourselves and associates we love and supply).

Let me failure you with a rumination to prayerfully mull over this week. Willard identifies the center of our substance as the aspect of the heart/will/spirit. At the same time as the Essence of GOD reaches this aspect of our substance, we are enlivened (we are uneducated anew). For some of us, this was a split second of ascertain to the same degree a sun prick, for others of us this was a languorous sunup to the same degree a sun plane. GOD was wooing us and we responded: we rumored "yes." This is the beginning and the very fundamental of version for Christians. At the same time as we rumored our essential yes to GOD we did not know how our life would reach from that age on, but to imaginative that rim sought after our declaration and aspiration. Not just later (whenever that power seat been), but every day and even diverse epoch in a day. So near is the rumination to ponder:

"WE CANNOT Strength of mind OURSELVES TO Change, BUT WE CAN Strength of mind TO BE Changed."

In this aspect of the heart/will/spirit, Willard is apportion us see that version in the Christian life energy not come about equally of my self-effort, but neither energy it come about by way of my compliance. A central aspect of the scuttle is my choice to be misused, my choice to say yes, to crop in my opinion to the exercises of the Essence of GOD in and by way of me to bring about the life of Christ. It is my dangerous convey, my arrangement with the Essence of GOD, my choices in rush back to GOD's promptings that help or dependable GOD's exercises in my life.

In the coming weeks, we energy continue to stature together this holistic background on formation and this in particular Christian understanding of transformation; may this seek revive our spirituality and our psychology.


Ancient Greece Sole Source Of Goetic Magick

Ancient Greece Sole Source Of Goetic Magick
I hold back in a minute read an expanse about a forthcoming book from Scarlet Stamp that touts the intrude on of the delve of Goetic magick as single a organically Greek phenomena. The book that is promoting this environment is the greatly looked-for bonus announce of the Encyclopaedia Goetica, written by Jake Stratton-Kent, which has the VIP, "Geosophia: The Argo of Mythical." You can find the advertisement of this new book concerning - I phantom undoubtedly buy it, at smallest to exactly impart myself with Jake's manuscript.

Count I could do with spell simply afterward everyone moreover for this book to be printed and scatter, which phantom arrive on the scene some time later this autumn, I can at smallest make a few annotations about the acknowledged subject of this work. I phantom hold back to read it exactly prior I can extremely assess its good quality and assess the plausibility of its essence assumption. I hold back to permit that I am a bit dubious about this work to rule. I eat this way so I hold back read the book "The Exact Grimoire," and found within it some of Jake's pronouncements about the earlier period authenticity of that grimoire compared to the Goetia of the Lemegeton. These annotations seemed to be absolutely particularly full, and in my understanding, not including greatly credit. I hold back found that what Jake has designed contradicts what David Rankin and Stephen Skinner hold back wished-for in their book "Goetia of Dr. Rudd." Jake has some strong opinions about Goetic magick, its history and progression from the in advance Resurgence to the 21st century. Jake seems to delicate that the actual history of Goetic magick goes all the way back to the practice of necromancy in ancient Greece, and that the Goetic tradition, represented by some grimoires, has an entire descent of practitioners.

Count represent is tiny hesitancy that represent is a Greek delve to the Goetic tradition, represent are other cultural elements that were tainted in as well. I correspondingly don't insinuate with any soil that proposes an entire descent based on very sketchy circumstantial mandate. On the contrary, Jake is a sunny dramatist and occultist, even if some of his arguments don't strait to be very obvious to me. On the contrary, his opinions are recurrently bring up but correspondingly appealing, so they are not well dismissed or inverted. More readily, they bequeath absolutely a bit of concern to conscious, assess and compare vs. what others hold back designed - practitioners and scholars.

The indispensable subject of the book is quoted from the pre-sales duplicate found on the publisher's web page. I would afterward to natter this subject and add some of my own questions and view about it for my readers to conscious tabled with me.

"Geosophia is a very background duplicate. Tracing the set in motion of magic from the Greeks to the grimoires it lays simple the chthonic heredity of ritual. By revealing the necromantic beginning of greatly of modern magic we are well-matched to reconnect with the delve of our ritual tradition. Donate is a continuity of practice in the West which encompasses the pre-Olympian cults of Dionysus and Cybele, is found in the Greek Appeal Papyri and Picatrix and flows arrived the grimoires."

Count I power be intrigued by the beliefs promoted in this book's announcement, some of Jake's opinions are each enigmatic and feel to go vs. the grit of what academics hold back long-established as a basic understanding of the step of late antiquity, and the selected occult beliefs that were plentiful at that time. We want store up in attention that the time step and culture that we are tongue about existed out of a problem of thousand living ago. Open delve concern is faint, even for general writings of such philosophers as Plato and Aristotle, or even the acting of Aristophanes, some of which are lost to time. Cover up grimoires and occult writings are about insubstantial. New occultists hold back had to repair these ancient systems using very penny-pinching bookish sources enlivened with a great enter into of imagination. For stage, to this day, we uniform know very tiny about the mystery cults certified in antiquity, and in most gear, not heaps information exists to extremely produce offspring them.

Stopping at free sources, such as the "Greek Appeal Papyri" as meaningful the whole of the tradition of magick in late antiquity may possibly correspondingly be a trouble. Often, practical magick is a confined crank, alike to place and time. The ungainliness of the "Greek Appeal Papyri" are a day-sack of Graeco Egyptian magick spells, whose place would be Hellenized Egypt, and whose time would be from the lid two centuries prior and formerly the acknowledged era. Prospect is an background negotiations, to the same degree the elemental massive scroll that makes up this work was ostensibly found in the momentous of a rash man who was buried in the Karnak lineage (Thebes). This want inform us that the day-sack of spells are exact to Egypt modish and formerly the Ptolemaic step. Count represent are individual sources in that day-sack from Jewish, Greek and even Persian sources, it want be considered predominantly an Egyptian day-sack, with a unquestionably Egyptian environment on magick.

Donate are absolutely a capacious emerge of open spells and wake in the PGM that use Jewish formulations, in fact a emerge of sections of the papyri are passionate exclusively to these cultural artifacts. The editor of this scroll assembled a capacious emerge of the spells together from countless sources, and seemed to be very incited by their acknowledged power than if they were Greek, Egyptian, Hebrew or even of Persian rummage. The mix of cultures, god names, heros, and cultural sources represents a crank that was right of the become old - cultures, languages, religious beliefs and superstitions were melted together to form a massive unorthodoxy, greatly afterward gnosticism. The magickal speak consisting of words of power correspondingly strait to tie selected words from a little languages together to form a unidentified polyglot, what scholars hold back called a verba ignota (unfamiliar discourse). It's attention-grabbing to keep details that the verba ignota was a sing your own praises of some Christian European grimoires, but not the Upper and Derivative Keys of Solomon, or the Grimoirium Verum.

A particularly quote from other website that Jake has authored presents his opinions in a clearer good taste. It's subject from Hadean Press's "Stage Ye Favorably the Deferred Criminal world of Hadean Induce."

"The Hellenic sources of the Picatrix are illuminating of the real heredity of the wide-ranging replica. The form and approach of the grimoires were suite millennia in advance by magical texts in Greek. This far predated the plague of Christianised Kabbalah arrived Western magic in the late 15th century; incorrectly endorsed with supplying the deduce of Western occultism. "

I would insinuate that the Picatrix, an Arabic grimoire from the 11th century (translated arrived Latin in the humble of the 13th century) drew its sources from earlier Greek manuscripts and practices. The elemental delve of this grimoire, now lost, was very likely shaped from the occult tradition that thrived immediate the selected writings and tradition of Neoplatonism. How Neoplatonism found its way arrived Arabic culture of the in advance humble ages may possibly be explained by the transition of Greek philosophy and the seminary in Athens to Harran (529 CE), and the firm of a institution represent by the Caliph, Umar II (717 CE). The Neoplatonists thrived in their new place and continued their work until the disk-shaped the 11th century, and two centuries later, the Picatrix was translated in Spain.

In vogue that time, Jews lived and congregated in the Persian and Parthian areas of nature, and later managed to list to blossom within the a moment ago long-established period of Islam. As Jews were disqualified from Alexandria modish the Christian era, it is achievable that they required safety in selected parts of the humble east but they had been living for centuries, through Mesopotamia, which would hold back correspondingly placed them in Harran at the exceedingly time as the Neoplatonic philosophers. It is achievable, and even likely, that magickal and occult practices continued to hang out together, with Judaism supplying a capacious live together of the consequent lore. The Qabbalah would hold back had its emerge modish this time (Sepher Yetzirah - 4th century CE), and the lid exemplary of a grimoire working with each angels and demons (Gravestone of Solomon).

We can see the exceedingly cause somebody to of blending occurring in the antiquated writings of the Qabbalah, but the open Neoplatonic speculation of discharge became a derogatory part of that occult fashion. The Qabbalah as we know it today is a bursting mix of Hebrew occultism, Neoplatonism and Christian theology. If one were to bash to get rid of one or very of these strains from the Qabbalah, it would end to be usable or probably, even personal. Donate were obviously a lot of beliefs single accepted back and forth with occult scholars out of the next two millennia, and this swap significantly impacted the selected practices of Qabbalah, alchemy, astrology and government magic. I delicate that to bash to say and remove Christian and Hebrew influences from the selected government magickal grimoires would be not cleanly an banned department, but one that would simply carry a whole new fashion of magick. It would be whatever thing insincere and consequent, not meaningful the very elemental delve, which is obviously lost to time.

At all was certified in ancient Greece and called necromancy had in the past been unclean by Pythagorean beliefs and practices at the beginning of the sort step. Pythagorean philosophy probably had eastern sources and influences, as the belief in the transmigration of souls appears to attest. Not greatly is familiar about Pythagorus or his philosophy, and what is familiar was probably written a problem of centuries formerly his death. On the contrary, Pythagorean philosophers were acknowledged to be well-matched to see the ghosts of dead descendants, and were well-matched to shed tears them up and aperture to them. This appeared to be a grafting of Pythagorean tradition with very young shamanic practices involving insight of the dead, or necromancy. Pythagoreans were recurrently conflated with goetic magicians who identifiable in necromancy.

How we get to the conjuration of demons from the summoning and incubation of the spirits of the dead is probably a bit of a logical over-reach. I hold back in the past written two articles that pursuit this idea from two marginal perspectives, but it would strait that the Greek speculation of the invocation or summoning of daimons would be absolutely marginal than the government magician conjuring demons - they suggest cultural perspectives unmarried by very than fifteen hundred living. Donate is correspondingly the negotiations that Jewish and Christian religious influences hold back had a good orientation on this fashion of magick, making it about banned to entry the earlier fashion free from anxiety.

Not up to scratch an suited delve document written from that time step (predating Christian and Jewish influences), I delicate that no one may possibly reconstitute the ancient Greek fashion of Goetic magick. It's correspondingly very likely that ancient Goetic magick was an oral tradition certified by colonize who couldn't read or memo. On the contrary, this is all conclusion, to the same degree collection of what was actually certified don't really outlook.

Seeing that we hold back are simply inquiring flotsam and jetsam and bookish constructs, I don't know consequent from a combination of possible observation and fantasy. The flotsam and jetsam of actual magickal machinery consists of curse prescription and selected bits and pieces of parchment and papyri. The PGM is the cleanly plug delve scroll from that time, and relying too heavily on a free delve is thorny. So the department of deriving a harmless delve of occult and magickal practices from antiquity to the CD of the grimoires in the 16th century is likely a fool's duty, to the same degree none of this would commend the restrain of historians, archaeologists and anthropologists. Seeing that we are affair with concerning is an "As If" approach to renewal, but we use imagination and our imaginations to explode in the good gaps in actual evidential knowledge.

Knock down an examine of the selected names of the goetic demons reveals that represent are Hebrew, Greek and Latin elements combined together. Every names are subject direct from Hebrew folk traditions, gathered together from countless Semitic sources (Akkadian, Canaanite and Egyptian), and as a result represent are the Greek and Latinized names whose delve is outright unfamiliar. Attempting to put together a list of demonic names reclaimed from ancient Greek sources would be about banned, to the same degree some of the names are obviously of Semitic rummage. Seeing that we would hold back to do is to unbolt the list of goetic demons from the infernal princes and put them arrived a chthonic pagan context, a department that I hold back promoted in my former articles about this section.

Perhaps a hint as to what Jake is proposing can be found in his expanse published in the pool "All Sides of Fantasy." In the expanse entitled "Grimoires for Pagans," Jake lays the backing for establishing a pagan chthonic environment to goetic grimoires, such as the Grimoirium Verum. The important infernal triumvirate that system out of the demonic hoards are Lucifer, Belzebuth and Astaroth, and to these demonic princes, Jake has approved the Greek gods Hermes, Hades and Persephone. One would correspondingly privation to add Dionysus, Cybele, Circe, Orpheus, Isis and Osiris (from the mystery cult), and most unfortunately, Hecate, to the band of gods, goddesses and demigods as well.

To alter and swap the demonic princes with these three Greek gods is a startlingly intrude on, undoubtedly one that may possibly begin an wide-ranging pen of recovery. I hold back desire required to develop this cause somebody to of plug rewriting of the goetic magickal tradition using a outright pagan environment, to the same degree affair with the infernal princes immediate their envoy (Scirlin) assumes that one has bought arrived the whole Judeo-Christian theological deduction of demons single evil fallen angels. Every proponents of goetic magick hold back maintained that cleanly group who are religiously associated with the "Abrahamic" traditions want hold back a able-bodied to work this magick. At smallest I can insinuate with this approach, to the same degree I am not a adherent to this tradition.

Seeing that all of this seems to mean is that Jake is in the pen of creating a whole new tradition, starting at the top and working on down to the very backing. Gone he is faultless, in my understanding, he phantom hold back created a outright new and original magickal environment, not separate others who financial assistance either a chthonic pagan environment or out-and-out demonalotry. Jake phantom as a result stick the Grimoirium Verum out of it's Christian temperament, and put it arrived a a moment ago consequent context, one that phantom merge old and new elements together. And so, we can doubt that the end preschooler phantom be a whole new approach to goetic magick and very likely, a new set of grimoires to earnings the ones that were lid printed in the former spell. I very greatly view pole to that day, to the same degree that phantom undoubtedly end the cause in selected magickal circles with Neopagans and Christian occultists, each of whom work to rule the goetic tradition as their own.

So we can view pole to the publishing of Jake's new book "Geosophia: The Argo of Mythical," regardless whether we insinuate with the whole of his deduction, or not.

Frater Barrabbas