Now, this is what a Magician/Wizard should look like.Plus, Theurgy.


When I was a child, and dreamed of being a wizard, this is how I thought I would look. Dude looks awesome….and I don’t care what you say, how you feel and look while practicing your magic is important. I know a lot of you non-GD magicians (and some of you lazier GD mages…=)  ) do your work in whatever you happen to be wearing, and that’s fine if it works for you.  I personally think the vestments serve an important purpose; they help to create the proper frame of mind for magical work. When I don my robe and sash, I’m not just my mundane self, I’m myself as Magician–the Magician bit is highlighted and brought to the front.

Full article by http://heavenswithinearth.blogspot.com/2010/04/now-this-is-what-magicianwizard-should.html

 

The Orthodox Schema-Monks are doing it right, ya'll.

Nice article!
Something i often overlook myself nowadays.
I usually wore my Ordo Arcanae grade robe or even did the ceremony naked (depending on its nature) but now i have gotten lazy.

I have heard arguments against robes, implements, titles and so on for some time and to be perfectly honest almost got to a point where lazyness became a virtue (“look mom, no hands”).

One could see a non implement approach as a sign of skill but still, after all is said and done, “like attracts like”.

The same “free” pagans (in my case ) that would call robes and titles silly and superflous would gladly make themselves a talisman.

Robes, as oppose to God forms, are physical, material. Thus if “like attracts like” any operation with an desired outcome of a material nature should be strengthened by wearing, weilding and navigating among material symbols.

Thus reaching the conclusion that Thaumaturgists should really benefit from it (the Goetic circle and triangle are always physical for example).

Next ritual i will don my robe while playing “Putting on the ritz” at full volume. 😉

L.V.X

Frater R.i.G.

First Fruit


I went to the gods
To the wheel
To the forge
To the very gates
And shook my fist
With yells and cries and shouts of defiance

 

I left from the gods
To the car
To the mud
To the banality of the mundane
And went my way
With ego and hubris and childish satisfaction

I went about my days
Pushing my boundaries
Pushing my comforts
Pushing my self imposed limits
And complimented myself
For daring to travel an inch out of my way

And now the first fruits of my arrogance falls ripe from the tree I planted
Into my open hand

To refuse it is to mock all I have claimed I wanted

To accept it is to release the safety of predictable banality

If I wait too long
The fruit will rot in my hand
A decision must be made

It tastes of bitter fear
Sweet hope
Acrid hubris

I suspect
As the tree matures
The fruit will taste better

I will find out for myself

 

Kerian Nox

 

 

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1. Golden Dawn Temple Initiation & Magick Rituals Documentary With Opening Lecture by David Griffin


http://Golden-Dawn.EU/ Part 1 of Golden Dawn Paris Centenial Celebration, hosted by the Ahathoor Grand Temple of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn® in Paris.

I usually do not use a vibrato when i intone the names. Sounds nice and sacral.
Very impressive how the Imperator greets people in English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguise, French and Swedish.

(Source: hermetic-golden-dawn.blogspot.com)

Theurgy


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Theurgy (from Greek θεουργία) describes the practice of rituals, sometimes seen as magical in nature, performed with the intention of invoking the action or evoking the presence of one or more gods, especially with the goal of uniting with the divine, achieving henosis, and perfecting oneself.

Theurgy means ‘divine-working’. The first recorded use of the term is found in the mid-second century neo-Platonist work, the Chaldean Oracles(Fragment 153 des Places (Paris, 1971): ‘For the theourgoí do not fall under the fate-governed herd’).[5] The source of Western theurgy can be found in the philosophy of late Neoplatonists, especially Iamblichus. In late Neoplatonism, the spiritual Universe is regarded as a series ofemanations from the One. From the One emanated the Divine Mind (Nous) and in turn from the Divine Mind emanated the World Soul (Psyche). Neoplatonists insisted that the One is absolutely transcendent and in the emanations nothing of the higher was lost or transmitted to the lower, which remained unchanged by the lower emanations.

Although the Neoplatonists were polytheists, they also embraced a form of monism.

For Plotinus, and Iamblichus‘ teachers Anatolius and Porphyry, the emanations are as follows:

  • To En (τό ἕν), The One: Deity without quality, sometimes called The Good.
  • Nous (Νοῦς), Mind: The Universal consciousness, from which proceeds
  • Psychè (Ψυχή), Soul: Including both individual and world soul, leading finally to
  • Physis (Φύσις), Nature.

Plotinus urged contemplations for those who wished to perform theurgy, the goal of which was to reunite with The Divine (called henosis). Therefore, his school resembles a school ofmeditation or contemplationIamblichus of Calcis (Syria), a student of Porphyry (who was himself a student of Plotinus) taught a more ritualized method of theurgy that involved invocationand religious, as well as magical, ritual.[6] Iamblichus believed theurgy was an imitation of the gods, and in his major work, On the Egyptian Mysteries, he described theurgic observance as “ritualized cosmogony” that endowed embodied souls with the divine responsibility of creating and preserving the cosmos.

Iamblichus’ analysis was that the transcendent cannot be grasped with mental contemplation because the transcendent is supra-rational. Theurgy is a series of rituals and operations aimed at recovering the transcendent essence by retracing the divine ‘signatures’ through the layers of being. Education is important for comprehending the scheme of things as presented by Aristotle, Plato and Pythagoras but also by the Chaldaean Oracles.[citation needed] The theurgist works ‘like with like’: at the material level, with physical symbols and ‘magic’; at the higher level, with mental and purely spiritual practices. Starting with correspondences of the divine in matter, the theurgist eventually reaches the level where the soul’s inner divinity unites with The Divine

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