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Goetic Liturgy

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First published in The Equinox: British Journal of Thelema, Volume VII 9-11 as 'Liturgical Approaches to Invocation & Evocation', GOETIC LITURGY concerns the art of invoking gods in order to conjure spirits by "the Egyptian formula." Both the formula itself, and example invocations and conjurations are given. This is also a manual of ritual composition; for working within a defined liturgical frame, providing structure rather than setting finite limits. The deities involved in these rituals are - or equate with - Greco-Egyptian deities from the period of the ancient syncretism. These are underworld deities, as appropriate to goetic tradition. Thus these rituals are equally applicable frameworks for working with the magical papyri & 'neo-archaic' approaches to the spirit catalogues of the grimoires.

Magic in Apuleius Apologia

Author : Leonardo Costantini
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Despite the growing interest in Apuleius’ Apologia or Pro se de magia, a speech he delivered in AD 158/159 to defend himself against the charge of being a magus, the only comprehensive study on this speech and magic to date is that by Adam Abt (1908). The aim of this volume is to shed new light on the extent to which Apuleius’ speech reveals his own knowledge of magic, and on the implications of the dangerous allegations brought against Apuleius. By analysing the Apologia sequentially, the author does not only reassess Abt’s analysis but proposes a new reconstruction of the prosecution’s case, arguing that it is heavily distorted by Apuleius. Since ancient magic is the main topic of this speech, an extensive discussion of the topic is provided, offering a new semantic taxonomy of magus and its cognates. Finally, this volume also explores Apuleius’ forensic techniques and the Platonic ideology underpinning his speech. It is proposed that a Platonising reasoning – distinguishing between higher and lower concepts – lies at the core of Apuleius’ rhetorical strategy, and that Apuleius aims to charm the judge, the audience and, ultimately, his readers with the irresistible power of his arguments.

The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts Including the Rites and Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy Sorcery and Infernal Necromancy also the Rituals of Black Magic Two Hundred Illustrations

Author : Arthur Edward Waite
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Arthur Edward Waite's “The Book of Black Magic” represents an exhaustive guide to the occult, looking at lore, magick, occultist history, ceremony, and much more. It contains a large number of magical spells and occult writings taken from a variety of sources, and it constitutes one of the greatest overviews of occultism by one of the most influential figures in Western occultism. Arthur Edward Waite (1857 – 1942), more commonly referred to as A. E. Waite, was an British scholarly mystic and poet. He was a prolific writer on occult and esoteric subjects who also co-created the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

The Fraternitas Saturni

Author : Stephen E. Flowers
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The most in-depth work in English on the most influential secret magic group of 20th-century Germany, the Fraternitas Saturni, or Brotherhood of Saturn • Explores the history of the Order from its founding the late 1960s • Transcribes many rituals and practices in such detail that readers will be able to undertake their own experiential work • Examines the Order’s teachings on cosmology, the Kabbalah, the Saturnian Sacraments, electrical magic, and sexual mysticism--the Yoga of the Dark Light • Includes biographies of prominent members, including founder Gregor A. Gregorius, Karl Spiesberger (Frater Eratus), and Albin Grau (Master Pacitius) The most influential magical group in Germany during the 20th century, the Fraternitas Saturni, or Brotherhood of Saturn, is still the most active and important magical society in Germany today. But from its formal beginnings in 1926 in Weimar Berlin until around 1970 it was almost totally secret. Most of what is known about the Order in the English-speaking world is fragmentary and focuses exclusively on the sensational sex-magic practices and Luciferian tendencies of this magical lodge. Presenting the most in-depth work in English on the Fraternitas Saturni, Stephen Flowers examines the history of the Order from the mid-1920s to the late 1960s when the Order was fundamentally reformed. He details their path of initiation, secret doctrines, ritual practices, and magical formulas and offers biographies of the Order’s most prominent members, including founder Gregor A. Gregorius, Karl Spiesberger (Frater Eratus), Albin Grau (Master Pacitius), and Franz Saettler (Dr. Musallam). Exploring the Brotherhood’s guiding principles, he shows that at the heart of Saturnian ideology is the idea of Saturn-Gnosis: the interplay of opposing forces in the universe leading to the realization of the individual self as a god-like entity. He examines the Order’s teachings on cosmology, the Kabbalah, the Saturnian Sacraments, electrical magic, sexo-cosmology, sex-magic rites, and sexual mysticism--the Yoga of the Dark Light--and transcribes many of their actual rituals and practices, including the highly controversial Gradus Pentalphae, in such detail that readers will be able to undertake their own experiential work. Explaining the meanings of all 33 grades of the Order, the author also looks at the infamous Freemasonic Order of the Golden Centurium, the cult of Adonism, the links between Thelema and the Fraternitas Saturni, and the rare teachings of Master Pacitius (Albin Grau), the visual genius behind the film Nosferatu. He also includes rare reports by Aleister Crowley concerning his interaction with some of the forerunners to the Order and letters from the Order’s founder, Gregor A. Gregorius, to the “Great Beast.”

The Occult World

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This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism. Written by a distinguished team of contributors, the essays consider key figures, beliefs and practices as well as popular culture.

Proceedings

Author : Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool
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Artibus Et Historiae

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Whitaker s Books in Print

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The Book of Eibon

Author : Chaosium Inc. Staff
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The "Book of Eibon," the creation of Clark Ashton Smith, ranks behind Lovecraft's "Necronomicon" as a shunned repository of mystical horrors surviving blasphemously from elder eons. Not content with his own and Lovecraft's citations of the Book, Smith actually wrote two chapters of it, his famous stories "The door to Saturn" and "The coming of the white worm." Lin Carter knew a good thing when he saw it and decided that it would be fun to write and read the remaining Eibonic chapters. He did not live to finish the Book, but others took up the challenge, supplying more of the droll yet frightening episodes, as well as various liturgical and magical arcana the Book of Eibon was said to contain. A Mythos grimoire-- a work of horror, humor, and genuine poetic power.

Magic from Mexico

Author : Mary Virginia Devine
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(Formerly Brujeria). Explore Brujeria -- the mysterious religio-magical system with Aztec roots that survives to this day. Here, 16 real-life brujas (wise women) reveal their practical folk magic, spells, divinations, rites, prayers andmeditations. Learn who your personal Guardian Saints are and how to honor them, how to protect against evil, and popular Brujeria prayers.

The Secret Doctrine

Author : Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
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Cosmogenesis

Author : Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
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New Age Magazine

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The Old and the New Magic

Author : Henry Ridgely Evans
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The Magical Writings of Thomas Vaughan Eugenius Philatethes

Author : Thomas Vaughan
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Charles Williams

Author : Gavin Ashenden
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An examination of the tumultuous inner life of this poet and writer He was a close friend of T. S. Eliot, deeply admired by C. S. Lewis, inspirational for W. H. Auden in his journey to faith, and a literary sparring partner for J. R. R. Tolkien. Yet half a century after his death, much of Charles Williams's life and work remains an enigma. The questions that arose from his immersion in Rosicrucian and hermetic culture and ideology--central to understanding Williams's thought and art remain provocatively unexplored. For a decade of his early adulthood, Williams was a member of the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross, a form of neo-Rosicrucianism. There is widespread confusion about its nature, which is to be expected given that this was a semisecret society. Though Williams left his formal association with it behind, it enriched and informed his imaginative world with a hermetic myth that expressed itself in an underlying ideology and metaphysics. In Charles Williams: Alchemy and Integration, Gavin Ashenden explores both the history behind the myths and metaphysics Williams was to make his own and the hermetic culture that influenced him. He examines and interprets its expressions in Williams's novels, poetry, and the development of his ideas and relates these elements to Williams's unpublished letters to his platonic lover, Celia, written toward the end of his life. Since one of the foremost ideas in Williams's work is the interdependence or co-inherence of both our humanity and the creation, understanding the extent to which he lived and achieved this in his own life is important. Williams's private correspondence with Celia is of particular interest both for its own sake, since it was previously unknown, and for the insight it offers into his personality and muse.

Dictionary of Demons

Author : Fred Gettings
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The Century Dictionary

Author : William Dwight Whitney
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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia The Century dictionary prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney rev enl under the superintendence of Benjamin E Smith

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