From Judika Illes’ The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells. (pg 926)
Salt Spell Psychic Boundary Line
Chop or grind the following ingredients together: three peeled cloves of garlic, a handful of sea salt, and a handful of fresh rosemary leaves. Sprinkles on the ground to create boundary lines or circles of psychic protection.
Toss together garlic (garlic powder is fine), sea salt, and rosemary. Sprinkle on the ground or stick in a tiny charm bag and leave tucked behind a door.
In ancient times the haruspex (diviner) interpreted the divine will by inspecting the entrails of a sacrificial animal. First the animal was ritually slaughtered. Next it was butchered, with the haruspex examining the size, shape, color, markings etc. of certain internal organs, usually the liver (hepatoscopy), but also the gall, heart and lungs. Finally, when the animal had been butchered, the meat was roasted and all the celebrants shared a sacred meal.
(modern term from Greek ornis “bird” and manteia “divination”; in Ancient Greek: οἰωνίζομαι “take omens from the flight and cries of birds”) is an Ancient Greek practice of reading omens from the actions of birds, equivalent to the Augury employed by the ancient Romans. Although it was mainly the flights and songs of birds that were studied, any action could have been interpreted to either foretell the future or relate a message from the gods. These omens were considered with the utmost seriousness by Greeks and Romans alike.
This form of divination became a branch of Roman national religion, which had its own priesthood and practice. One notable example occurs in the Odyssey, when thrice an eagle appears, flying to the right, with a dead dove in its talons; this augury was interpreted as the coming of Odysseus, and the death of his wife’s suitors.
Using texts such as the works of Homer to divine answers. Usually opened at random or using three dice to determine what lines should be interpreted.
A set of 24 stones or potsherds (pottery fragments), each inscribed or painted with a letter of the alphabet. Each stone should have one of the Greek letters (Α, Β, Γ, etc.). Keep the stones in a jug, box, or bag, and when you want to consult the oracle, pick a stone without looking. (One ancient method was to shake the stones in a bowl or frame drum until one jumped out.) This method is similar to the use of rune stones. Stones used in this way would be called psêphoi (PSAY-foy) in Ancient Greek (calculi in Latin); inscribed or painted potsherds are ostraca in Greek (testae in Latin).
Divination using dice or the knucklebones of sheep, which were called astragaloi. The four sides of the bone were given a numerical value and these were then added together to equal an alphabet character.
A form of divination based upon dreams; it is a system of dream interpretation that uses dreams to predict the future. Dreams were also used for healing in Ancient Greece, especially in the sanctuary of Askelpios. Sleeping in the sanctuary of a god was believed to facilitate dreams sent from that particular deity.
Divination associated with Hermes, where the person seeking an answer would cover their ears, walk into a busy marketplace and then the first words they heard after uncovering their ears would be their answer. Offerings were made before and after to Hermes.
Some of us pray as part of our spiritual practices, and our reasons for doing so are as varied and numerous as the gods we pray to. We may pray for help, for guidance, for favor, in devotion, in greeting, in thanks, to feel closer to our gods, or just to talk. Prayer is our direct link to the divine - no tools are needed, and anyone can do it. I’m a prayer bead maker, and prayer beads are a tool, but they are not at all necessary to pray. All you need are your words, or even your thoughts and feelings. If they’re directed toward the divine in communication, to me that’s prayer.
So, what are prayer beads for? While they aren’t necessary to pray, and I say many quick prayers without them, in my experience they can be helpful. Prayer can be quick and easy and frequent, but I think prayer beads have a place too - when you want your prayers to be deliberate, to set apart time for them, to be rituals in themselves.
Unless you’re part of a specific tradition that uses prayer beads, there are no absolute “rules” for how to use them. Here are some ways I’ve personally found them to be helpful:
- Prayer beads can be an immediate, physical and visual, connection to a god. When I pick up my prayer beads, I physically feel them vibrating with energy. The moment I pick them up, I’m in a different head-space. Touching the beads can act as a cue to shift you into a prayerful mindset. When you pick them up, you are ready for communion with your god/s.
- The use of beads with repeated prayers can induce a trance or trance-like state. I’ve personally experienced states of rapture and trance while using prayer beads. Holding them and speaking simple, repetitive prayers can carry you away. The time can slip away, too. If nothing else, it’s relaxing.
- Prayer beads can be used to meditate on specific aspects of your god/s. With the use of colors and symbols that are meaningful, you can focus on aspects of your gods that you love and want to feel connected to, or aspects that you don’t fully understand and want to know better.
Okay, so you have a set of beads. How exactly do you use them? Again, there are no absolute “rules,” though different religions use them in different ways. If you are not part of one of those traditions, here are some ideas to get started:
- You can simply hold them while praying spontaneously.
- You can assign to each type of bead a different prayer, speak the prayer while holding the first bead, then hold the next bead and repeat. I have a different prayer for each “element” of my beads, with the majority black bone being a simple repeating 2-line chant; the flowers, skull and pomegranate being longer written prayers; and the garnet being a cue to speak spontaneously.
- You can designate different sections of beads to focus on different aspects of your god, holding that entire section as you pray.
- You can wear them to feel closer to your god/s.
- Example - of-the-eucalypts’s prayer beads
- Example - amethystbonesblackheart’s prayer beads (Hope you guys don’t mind me linking to you, I just really loved both of your processes.)
- Anything else you can think of - be creative!
In closing…I’ve always been amazed by how prayer works. I can’t count the number of times that the perfect answer to a problem has come to me mid-prayer, and how many times I’ve left prayer newly energized, happy, feeling connected to my god and knowing I’ve deepened my relationship with Her.
I wrote this post because I’ve had many people ask questions on prayer and on using prayer beads. Again, they are not necessary for prayer - but if you are interested in using or making them, I hope this has been helpful, or given you ideas.
Golden Dawn’s Book T
One of the very first steps that neophytes take is when they begin their studies in the relationships between Hermetic Kabbalah and the Major Arcana of Tarot.
One of the hardest things for those new to mythic thinking, is a grasp of the deep and complex symbology that is present in the cards of the Major Arcana and Tarot is very important to the development of other rituals in magick, as it is used for divination before rituals, a way to mark spiritual progress and communicate with entities. Tarot can also be used as a structure for meditation and contemplation and a navigational tool for the exploration of our subconscious mind.
Book T was one of the very first books I read when I began reading Tarot and it helped my comprehension of the relationships between those symbols and why they were so important. I consider my reading skills now greatly enhanced by a leisurely reading of this short but informative PDF.
|go as in depth as you can with this because im thinking about working with demons and if you can convince me then youll get a buttload of new messages because i dont wanna fuck things up but here it is: What can you achieve by working with demons?|
we’ve got a ton of information on this, so I’m gonna give you a ton of links that’ll hopefully answer some of the questions you may wanna ask. but let me make this clear:
we’re not here to convince anyone to work with demons. we are here to give information on demons. if that prompts you to work for them? super! if not? we’re an informational source, and have no intention of making people do this. it’s what makes us happy, that’s what matters on the personal side of this.
- Perks and Safeties to Working for Demons
- Follow up: What Demons Offer
- What Demons Offer pt. 2
- Demons Aiding In Death
- How Demons Teach You
- Contacting Demons for a Purpose
hope this helps!
— Mod D
This simple little ritual is often the very first that neophytes in the Golden Dawn tradition will learn. It’s effect is mild, and it is often said that it is set preliminary to more dynamic rituals in order to center the magician in the working. I agree with this whole-heartedly. In my experience, it helps not only to center me, energetically, but to help me center my focus entirely on the following ritual rather than get caught up in whatever mundane worries that exist outside of the operation.
As always, the symbolism is not quite apparent, yet painfully obvious to the astute Kabalah student.
Reblogging it again just because I can. carpeumbra, plz2reblog this kthx <3
|Hi - I liked your recent post about the fairy faith, but I was wondering if you could talk a bit more about the different traditions and the different teachers you referenced? Or can you recommend a good starting point for learning more?|
I am a Fairy Faith that is focuses on historical and modern folklore :D (A folklore based tradition)
I would suggest (for general Fairy Faith stuff)
- The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries
- The Religion of the Ancient Celts
- The Secret Common-Wealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies
Hope this helps! :D
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We can’t afford clothes. My mom and grandmother have plenty since they rarely leave the house and their clothes therefore don’t get much wear and tear, but it’s a completely different story for me and my cousin Zack. Zack and I both go to a charter high school and are out a lot. We both have about 2-3 outfits each left, and Zack’s only pair of shoes are literally falling apart. We would get jobs, and have tried to, but we live in an area with a current 14% unemployment rate, and with no high school diploma and no job experience we have zero chance of getting one anyway. We’ve also tried going to various local charities, but with my being fat and Zack being exceptionally thin, finding clothes in our sizes is very hard.
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|Why do you say we should stay away from gypsy magic?|
in most cases, it includes racist context and various racist stereotypes