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    Agrippa - Magic

    When I was learning these books cost big money, and Amazon is still selling this.

    It is old and more of an insight into the past that of great value today. The names of the great sages is most instructive to the origins of peoples or races as well as where the knowledge was thought to have been known most at the end of the Dark Ages.

    "All which is understood by Mathematicall Philosophy.

    ----- Hence by the Heavens we may foreknow
    The seasons all; times for to reap and sow,
    And when 'tis fit to launch into the deep,
    And when to War, and when in peace to sleep,
    And when to dig up Trees, and them again
    To set; that so they may bring forth amain.

    Now Theologicall Philosophy, or Divinity, teacheth what God is, what the Mind, what an Intelligence, what an Angel, what a Divell [devil], what the Soul, what Religion, what sacred Institutions, Rites, Temples, Observations, and sacred Mysteries are: It instructs us also concerning Faith, Miracles, the vertues of Words and Figures, the secret operations and mysteries of Seals, and as Apuleius saith, it teacheth us rightly to understand, and to be skilled in the Ceremoniall Laws, the equity of Holy things and rule of Religions. But to recollect my self) these three principall faculties Magick comprehends, unites, and actuates; deservedly therefore was it by the Ancients esteemed as the highest, and most sacred Philosophy. It was, as we find, brought to light by most sage Authours [authors], and most famous Writers; amongst which principally Zamolxis and Zoroaster were so famous, that many believed they were the inventors of this Science. Their track [footsteps] Abbaris the Hyperborean, Charmondas, Damigeron, Eudoxus, Hermippus followed: there were also other eminent, choice men, as Mercurius Tresmegistus [Trismegistus], Porphyrius [Porphyry], Iamblicus [Iamblichus], Plotinus, Proclus, Dardanus, Orpheus the Thracian, Gog the Grecian, Germa the Babilonian [Babylonian], Apollonius of Tyana, Osthanes also wrote excellently in this Art; whose Books being as it were lost, Democritus of Abdera recovered, and set forth with his own Commentaries. Besides Pythagoras, Empedocles, Democritus, Plato, and many other renowned Philosophers travelled far by Sea to learn this Art: and being returned, published it with wonderfull devoutness, esteeming of it as a great secret. Also it is well known that Pythagoras, and Plato went to the Prophets of Memphis to learn it, and travelled through almost all Syria, Egypt, Judea, and the Schools of the Caldeans [Chaldaeans], that they might not be ignorant of the most sacred Memorials, and Records of Magick, as also that they might be furnished with Divine things. Whosoever therefore is desirous to study in this Faculty, if he be not skilled in naturall Philosophy, wherein are discovered the qualities of things, and in which are found the occult properties of every Being, and if he be not skilful in the Mathematicks, and in the Aspects, and Figures of the Stars, upon which depends the sublime vertue, and property of every thing; and if he be not learned in Theologie [theology], wherein are manifested those immateriall substances, which dispence [dispense], and minister all things, he cannot be possibly able to understand the rationality of Magick. For there is no work that is done by meer Magick, nor any work that is meerly Magicall, that doth not comprehend these three Faculties.

    Chap. iii. Of the four Elements, their qualities, and mutuall mixtions.

    There are four Elements, and originall grounds of all corporeall things, Fire, Earth, Water, Aire, of which all elementated inferiour bodies are compounded; not by way of heaping them up together, but by transmutation, and union; and when they are destroyed, they are resolved into Elements. For there is none of the sensible Elements that is pure, but they are more or less mixed, and apt to be changed one into the other: Even as Earth becoming dirty, and being dissolved, becomes Water, and the same being made thick and hard, becometh Earth again; but being evaporated through heat, passeth into Aire, and that being kindled, passeth into Fire, and this being extinguished, returns back again into Aire, but being cooled again after its burning, becometh Earth, or Stone, or Sulphur, and this is manifested by Lightening [lightning]: Plato also was of that opinion, that Earth was wholly changeable, and that the rest of the Elements are changed, as into this, so into one another successively. But it is the opinion of the subtiller sort of Philosophers, that Earth is not changed, but relented and mixed with other Elements, which do dissolve it, and that it returns back into it self again."


    http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/magic/Agrippa1.pdf
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    When fakirs fake
    Earth should quake
    If truth be told or is at stake
    But liars cover and though they make
    No difference to the Great Work I take

    The more hyperbole the less merit, it seems.

    "Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486-1535) is the most influential writer of Renaissance esoterica, and indeed all of Western occultism. Without doubt, his book de occulta philosophia should be at the top of any required reading list for those interested in Western magic and esoteric traditions.

    Written in three books between the years 1509 and 1510 (he would have been 23 at the time), it was an ambitious attempt to rejuvenate the art of magic which had degenerated during the dark ages. He did this by assembling an intellectual and theoretical foundation from his extensive collection of sources. Agrippa started with a "systematic exposition of ... Ficinian {De Brix methinks}spiritual magic and Trithemian demonic magic (and) ... treatised in practical magic" (I. P. Couliano in Hidden Truths 1987, p. 114). Other major sources used by Agrippa include Liber de mirabilibus mundi of pseudo-Albertus Magnus, Giovanni Pico's Oratio de Dignitate Hominis and Apologia, Johannes Reuchlin's De Verbo Mirifico, Pliny's Historia Naturalis, as well as Picatrix and the Hermetic and Neoplatonic texts. The resulting text circulated widely in manuscript form.

    Over twenty years later Agrippa undertook an extensive expansion and careful revision of the work, which was printed in 1533. Typesetting had scarcely begun before the book was denounced as heretical by the Dominican Inquisitor Conrad Köllin of Ulm. These last minute difficulties account for the inclusion of the lengthy retraction appended to book 3, as well as the absence of the printer's name or location. (Cf. V. Perrone Compagni, Cornelius Agrippa: De occulta philosophia Libri tres, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1992, p. 11.)

    In his Mysteriorum Libri, John Dee makes frequent mention of Agrippa's book, to the extent that he seems almost to have memorized it. Portions of Agrippa's work are also frequently found appended to magical manuscripts or even liberally merged with the text.

    The English translation appeared in London in 1651. The translator, identified only as "J.F." was probably John French, not J. Freake. (See Ferguson, I, 13 and DNB.)

    In 1801 Agrippa's text, in a slightly abridged form, was shamelessly plagiarized and published as his own work by Frances Barrett (The magus, or Celestial intelligencer, London 1801). This work can still be found in print. The latter was in turn plagiarized and published as his own work by L.W. de Laurence (The Great Book of Magical Art, Hindoo Magic & Indian Occultism, (Chicago, 1915)! He managed the 'Hindoo' part by replacing certain of the Hebrew names with pseudo-Sanskrit fabrications."


    http://www.esotericarchives.com/agrippa/agrippa1.htm

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    Their timeline is most instructive and it is obvious there is a Western bent which given the Dark Ages should not be true.

    "Timeline of Esoterica

    13th century BCE? Zarathushtra founds Zoroastrianism, the religion of the Magi;
    Moses founds Judaism;
    mythical date of Hermes Trismegistus.
    10th century BCE Solomon, son of David, King of Israel flourished
    4? BCE-33 CE Jesus founds Christianity
    1st century CE Apollonius of Tyana flourished
    1st to 3rd CE (?) Testament of Solomon composed
    100-300 CE composition of Corpus Hermetica
    204-270 CE Plotinus, Neoplatonic philosopher and mystic (born in Egypt)
    233-305 CE Porphyry, Neoplatonic philosopher and mystic (born in Phoenicia)
    250-325 CE Iamblicus, Neoplatonic philosopher (was born in Chalcis, Coele-Syria)
    411-485 Proclus, Neoplatonic philosopher (born at Constantinople, Byzantium)
    500 CE (circa) Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite flourished, probably a native of Syria
    6th CE Sefer Yetzirah edited
    10th CE Sword of Moses composed
    1004-1007 (?) al-Majriti, author of Picatrix, dies
    1054 Rome splits from orthodox church, forms Catholic church
    1175?-1235 Michael Scot (Scottish)
    1220?-1292 Roger Bacon (English)
    1227 Pope Honorius III dies
    1232 Ramon Llull born (Majorca)
    1240 Abraham Abulafia, Sicilian Kabbalist, founder of ecstatic Kabbala, born in Saragosa
    1248 Joseph Gikatilla, Spanish Sephardic Kabbalist, born
    1250? Liber Juratus (Sworn Book of Honorius) compiled by Honorius of Thebes, son of Euclid
    1259 Peter de Abano [Pietro d'Abano], Italian physician and philosopher born. Professor of medicine in Padua.
    1266 John Duns Scotus, Scottish scholastic philosopher and thrologian, born
    1274 Ramon Llull's vision on Mount Randa
    1280? Sefer Ha-Zohar written by Moses de León but attributed to Simon ben Yohai
    1292? Abraham Abulafia dies
    1308 John Duns Scotus dies
    1314 Jacques de Molay, last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, burned at the stake in Paris
    1316? Ramon Llull dies;
    1316 Peter de Abano dies
    1323 Joseph Gikatilla dies
    1346 Berengarius Ganellus writes the Summa sacre magice
    1433 Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher born. Under the patronage of the de'Medicis, he translated many Greek classics including the Corpus Hermetica
    1453 Fall of Constantinople to the Turks caused dispersal and spread of Greek manuscripts and scholarship
    1455 Johannes Reuchlin, German humanist and lawyer, born. Reuchlin wrote on Kabbalah and propagated Hebrew studies
    1462 Johannes Trithemius born at Trittenheim on the Moselle. Trithemius was a famous scholar and Benedictine abbot.
    1463 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher and scholar, born
    1466 Francesco Giorgi [Zorzi], Venetian philosopher, born. Author of De Harmonia Mundi (Venits, 1525)
    1471 Ficino's translation of Corpus Hermeticum published
    1474 Ferdinand and Isabella ascend to the throne
    1483 Martin Luther born Eisleben, Saxony, Germany.
    1486 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa born in Cologne Germany;
    Malleus Maleficarum published, major instrument of witch hunters;
    Giovanni Pico della Mirandola takes his theses to Rome
    1489 Ficino's Libri de Vita published
    1492 Ferdinand and Isabella expel Jews from Spain, center of Cabalistic studies, caused dispersal and spread of Jewish and Cabalistic manuscripts and scholarship; discovery of the New World
    1493 Paracelsus (Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim) born Einsiedeln Switzerland. Swiss physician and philosopher. He was tutored (by his account) by Trithemius.
    1494 Reuchlin's De verbo mirifico published;
    Giovanni Pico della Mirandola dies
    1499 Marsilio Ficino dies
    1510 Agrippa's De Occulta philosophia finished
    Guillaume Postel, French mathematician, Kabbalist, and mystic born
    1515 Johan Weyer born
    1516 Johannes Trithemius dies
    1517 Reuchlin's De arte cabalistica published;
    Martin Luther posts theses
    1520 Jacques Gohory born (Jan. 20)
    1522 Johannes Reuchlin dies
    1525 Giorgi's De harmonia mundi published
    1527 John Dee born in London
    Maximillian II born
    1533 Agrippa's De Occulta philosopha published;
    Isaak Luria, Jewish Kabbalist, born in Jerusalem;
    1535 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa dies;
    Giambattista della Porta born in Naples. Author of Magia naturalis (Natural Magic) (1585, 1589)
    1538? Reginald Scot born. Author of Discouerie of Witchcraft (1584)
    1540 Francesco Giorgi dies;
    Faust dies
    1541 Paracelsus dies
    1542 Inquisition established in Rome
    1546 Martin Luther dies
    1548 Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher born in Nola Italy.
    1552 Simon Forman born
    Emperor Rudolph II born
    Guillaume Postel publishes Latin translation of Sefer Yetzirah
    1554 Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded
    1555 Edward Kelley born
    1558 Elizabeth I becomes queen of England;
    Giambattista della Porta's Magia Naturalis published;
    Zohar printed
    1560? Heinrich Khunrath born in Leipzig
    1564 Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica published
    1566? Michael Maier, physician, alchemist, and philosopher, born in Rensburg, Holstein (Germany). Physician to Emperor Rudolph II.
    1572 Isaak Luria dies
    1574 Robert Fludd, English physician, philosopher, and mystic, born
    1575 Jakob Boehme, German religious mystic, born;
    Arbatel Of Magic first appears
    1576 Maximillian II dies
    Jacques Gohory dies (Mar. 15)
    1581 Dee and Kelley start their "mystical experiments"
    Guillaume Postel dies
    1584 Bruno's Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast published
    1588 Johan Weyer dies
    1595 Edward Kelley dies (Nov)
    1599 Reginald Scot dies
    1600 Giordano Bruno burned at the stake in Rome
    1602 Athanasius Kircher born in Geisa a. d. Ulster, Germany (May 2)
    William Lilly, astrologer and translator of Trithemius, born in Diseworth, county Leicester, England
    1603 Queen Elizabeth I dies;
    accession of James I
    1605 Heinrich Khunrath dies
    1606 Trithemius' Steganographia first published
    1614-15 Rosicrucian manifestos published in Germany
    1615 Giambattista della Porta dies
    1617 Elias Ashmole born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England (May 23)
    1617-19 Fludd's Utriusque cosmi historia published
    1618 Maier's Atlanta Fugiens published
    1618 Johann Baptista Grossschedel publishes Calendarium magicum (The Magical Calendar)
    1620 Robert Turner 'of Holshot', translator of magical texts, born
    1622 Thomas Vaughan, English Rosicrucian, born
    1636 Christian Knorr von Rosenroth, German mystic and Kabbalist, born
    1637 Robert Fludd dies
    1652 Kircher's Oedipus Aegyptiacus published
    Thomas Vaughan publishes English translation (not his own) of the Rosicrucian Fama and Confessio
    1666 Thomas Vaughan dies
    1677 Christian Knorr von Rosenroth published first volume of Kabbala Denudata
    1680 Athanasius Kircher dies
    1681 William Lilly, astrologer and translator of Trithemius, dies
    1684 Christian Knorr von Rosenroth published second volume of Kabbala Denudata
    1688 Emanuel Swedenborg, scientist and mystic, born in Stockholm, Sweden.
    1689 Christian Knorr von Rosenroth dies
    1692 Elias Ashmole dies
    Salem witchcraft panic
    1707 Moses Hayyim Luzzatto, Hebrew poet and Kabbalistic mystic, born Padua
    1734 Franz Anton Mesmer born in Iznang, Swabia (Germany) (May 23)
    1747 Moses Hayyim Luzzatto dies
    1749-56 Swedenborg's Arcana Coelestia published
    1751 Ebenezer Sibly born
    1772 Emanuel Swedenborg dies
    1799 or 1800 Ebenezer Sibly dies
    1808 Frederick Hockley born (Oct. 13)
    1810 Eliphas Levi, (Constant, Alphonse Louis), French occultist, born in Paris, France. He is said to be largely responsible for the revival of magic in the 19th century.
    1815 Franz Anton Mesmer dies
    1831 Helena Petrovna Blavatski (Helena Petrovna von Hahn), cofounder of the Theosophical Society, born of German parents in Yekaterinoslav (now Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine).
    1832 Henry Steel Olcott, cofounder of the Theosophical Society, born
    1865 Papus (i.e. G.A.V. Encausse), French occultist and author born
    1846 Anna Kingsford (Annie Bonus) born
    1847 Annie Besant (née Wood), author and noted Theosophist born
    1848 William W. Wescott born
    1854 Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers born in London
    1856 Levi's masterpiece Le Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie published
    1857 Arthur Edward Waite born in Brooklyn, New York
    1861 Rudolf Steiner born
    1865 William Butler Yeats born in Ireland
    1875 Eliphas Levi, (Constant, Alphonse Louis) dies (May 31)
    1875 Aleister Crowley (Crowley, Edward Alexander) born (October 12)
    1885 Frederick Hockley dies
    1889 Mathers' edition of Kabbalah Unveiled published
    1888 Anna Kingsford (Annie Bonus) dies
    Papus' Traité Elémentaire de Science Occulte published;
    Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn established in London
    1889 Mathers' edition of Key of Solomon published
    1890 Dion Fortune (i.e. Violet Mary Firth) born;
    W.B. Yeats joins the Golden Dawn
    1891 Helena Petrovna Blavatski (Helena Petrovna von Hahn), cofounder of the Theosophical Society, dies
    1897 Levi's Le Clef des Grandes Mystères published
    1898 Julius Evola born
    Aleister Crowley joins the Golden Dawn;
    Mathers publishes The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage [Abramelin]
    1899 C.G. Leland publishes Aradia, the Gospel of the Witches
    1900 Crowley expelled from the Golden Dawn
    1901 Manly Palmer Hall born
    1907 Henry Steel Olcott, cofounder of the Theosophical Society, dies
    Israel Regardie born
    1909 Franz Bardon born
    1916 Papus (i.e. G.A.V. Encausse), French occultist and author dies
    1918 Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers dies
    1925 William W. Wescott dies
    1933 Annie Besant (née Wood), author and noted Theosophist dies
    1937 Israel Regardie publishes the Golden Dawn, which includes the bulk of the Golden Dawns' rituals and teachings."


    http://www.esotericarchives.com/agrippa/agrippa1.htm

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    The need to say good things about god and the royals is everywhere evident but almost funny. The talk of angels and devils or fallen ones is a mixed bag of the superstitious with the sublime. This is a thing the present day people often forget when quoting coded and hyped talk from great philosophers. The following could be all about sex magic.

    "Chapter lxv. How the Passions of the Mind can work out of themselves upon anothers Body.

    The Passions of the Soul which follow the phantasie, when they are most vehement, cannot only change their own body, but also can transcend so, as to work upon another body, so that some wonderfull impressions are thence produced in Elements, and extrinsecall things, and also can so take away, or bring some disease of the mind or body. For the Passions of the Soul are the chiefest cause of the temperament of its proper body. So the Soul being strongly elevated, and inflamed with a strong imagination, sends forth health or sickness, not only in its proper body, but also in other bodies.

    So Avicen {Avicenna} is of the opinion, that a Camell may fall by the imagination of any one. So he which is bitten with a mad Dog presently fals into a madness, and there appear in his Urine the shapes of Dogs. So the longing of a woman with Child, doth act upon anothers body, when it Signs the infant in the womb with the mark of the thing longed for. So, many monstrous generations proceed from monstrous imaginations of women with Child, as Marcus Damascenus reports that at Petra Sancta, a Town scituated [situated] upon the territories of Pisa, viz. a wench that was presented to Charls [Charles] King of Bohemia, who was rough and hairy all over her body, like a wild beast, whom her mother affected with a religious kind of horrour [horror] upon the picture of John Baptist, which was by her bed, in time of conception, afterwards brought forth after this fashion. And this we see is not only in men, but also is done amongst bruit [brute] Creatures. So we read that Jacob the Patriarch, with his speckled Rods set in the watering places, did discolour the Sheep of Laban.

    So the imaginative powers of Pea-Cocks, and other Birds, whilest they be coupling, impress a colour upon their wings. Whence we produce white Pea-Cocks [peacocks], by hanging round the places where they couple, with white Clothes. Now by these examples it appears how the affection of the phantasie, when it vehemently intends it self, doth not only affect its own proper body, but also anothers. So also the desire of Witches to hurt, doth bewitch men most perniciously with stedfast [steadfast] lookes. To these things Avicen, Aristotle, Algazel, and Gallen assent. For it is manifest that a body may most easily be affected with the vapour of anothers diseased body, which we plainly see in the Plague, and Leprosie [leprosy]. Again, in the vapours of the eyes there is so great a power, that they can bewitch and infect any that are near them, as the Cockatrice, or Basilisk, killing men with their looks. And certain women in Scythia, amongst the Illyrians, and Triballi, killed whomsoever they looked angry upon. Therefore let no man wonder that the body, and soul of one may in like manner be affected with the mind of another, seeing the mind is far more powerfull, strong, fervent, and more prevalent in its motion then vapours exhaling out of bodies; neither are there wanting Mediums, by which it should work, neither is anothers body less subjected to anothers mind, then to anothers body. Upon this account they say, that a man by him affection, and habit only, may act upon another.

    Therefore Philosophers advise, that the society of evill, and mischievous men must be shunned, for their soul being full of noxious rayes, infects them that are near with a hurtfull Contagion. On the contrary, they advise that the society of good, and fortunate men be endeavored after, because by their nearness they do us much good. For as the smell of Assa-fetida [asafetida], or Musk, so of bad something of bad, of good something of good, is derived upon them that are nigh, and sometimes continues a long time. Now then if the foresaid Passions have so great a power in the Phantasie, they have certainly a greater power in the reason, in as much as the reason is more excellent then the Phantasie; and lastly, they have much greater power in the mind; for this, when it is fixt upon God for any good with its whole intention, doth oftentimes affect anothers body as well as its own with some divine gift. By this means we read that many miracles were done by Apollonius, Pythagoras, Empedocles, Philolaus, and many Prophets, and holy men of our Religion.

    But of these more fully in the following Chapters, where we shall discourse of Religion."


    http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/magic/Agrippa1.pdf

    The esoteric archives have a more truthful rendition of black magic done when people really wish to do bad things. They say they have left out the important stuff that would make it most useful or horrific depending on which side the witch is on (pun). I have had the highest of the art practised upon me, The Art of Making. In fact I had a full battery of up close black arts done to me, and it only strengthened my resolve.

    http://www.esotericarchives.com/solomon/grand.htm
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    So, why don't I sell my approach to the use of energy? It appears you can make a lot of money on the internet. Yes, I am indeed considering getting involved in a course to help people defend against such energy, and if used properly can attract what you want via decrees. I have had great success and there are those who can do it better than I have, no doubt. Problem is, my approach is harder than working your butt off, it requires genuine knowledge and high morality. At this point in life I have no real need for more money. I am only going to do what makes good karmic sense. That is hard to find in business or any religious outreach.

    http://www.occultforce.com/rituals.html

    Imagine what the mark-up on those $247 kits is! Here is a more rational insight.

    "I’m so profoundly impressed with Lehrich’s The Occult Mind that I hardly know where to start reviewing it. Perhaps I should point out that the title (as contrasted with the borrowed subtitle Magic in Theory and Practice) is not much reflected by the contents. This book is not about psychology (“mind”), nor does the word “occult” appear in the text as a technical term, or very frequently at all. It is a book about magic as signifying the occult sciences, taking the early modern cases of Bruno, Dee, and Kircher as paradigmatic. But the operation performed throughout the book is theory (in a sense indistinguishable from the “practice” of intellectuals), and the Renaissance magi are treated as theoreticians on a comparative footing with their twentieth-century reader/successors Frances Yates, Mircea Eliade, and Claude Levi-Strauss.

    Lehrich stares down and embraces the difficulties and necessities of comparativism and historicism, using these (and other) highly enigmatic and suspect figures as his points of exploration. In the process, his reflections on theory engage subjects ranging from Noh drama to tarot divination to musical composition. He does not (could hardly) claim to have delivered a new historical or comparative method, but only to have explicated his gropings towards one.

    Among the book’s many other positive features, it deserves applause for harvesting theoretical perspective (and a piece of indispensable jargon) from the fiction of John Crowley. It is no casual read: prior familiarity with structuralist anthropology and Derridean deconstruction are useful, and it is hard to imagine it holding the attention of a reader unversed in any of the modern scholars with whom Lehrich enters into conversation. For those who are mentally equipped to consume it, however, it offers the nearest possible thing to proof that rather than being a history of “nonsense,” the legacy of the occult sciences is in fact a history of the sense of sense, a record of skilled attempts (however unproductive) to grapple with the very nature of meaning and its creation."


    http://library.hrmtc.com/tag/claude-levi-strauss/

    David Koresh said he was the expert of experts when it came to the Keys of Solomon. Be that as it may, there is a lot about cyphers and codes which academics never study. http://psychicinvestigation.forumoti...tice-of-goetia
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    Jung people are cropping up in youth of today - good. Jung is not an authority on most magical systems as far as I know - evidence his having to get others to help him do Tarot.

    "Trickster

    Intuition, as a primary function in men, is pretty much extinct in modern society. Even with women it's a rare occurrence. While there are still witches and female psychics running around, when was the last time you met a warlock? Relegated to the third or fourth function, intuition is unreliable. It is also impersonal. While the other three functions are represented in dreams, by people we know in real life (father, brother, friend, etc), intuition is represented by Trickster. He is a phantom, part madman, part dark sorcerer. He lives at the edge of our inner perception, at the meeting place of light (consciousness) and darkness (the unconscious). He never allows us a concentrated look. We only just catch glimpses of him. He likes to hide behind us, so with a quick turn of the head, we see him for just an instant.

    Having been left to smolder in the unconscious, Trickster focuses his energy at ruining the Ego's goals. His expertise is the con. He gives you an insight, a hunch, which looks like a sure thing. But of course, it turns out badly, if not outright disastrously. He chips away at you, until you no longer trust your own instincts. To deal with Trickster, you must turn your attention away from conscious goals, and focus more on the unconscious. You need to stop being a victim. Turn the tables. You keep letting Trickster search you out. Instead, you need to seek him out. He's been ignored for far too long. He wants attention, needs it. Start recording your dreams. Write them down. You'll see Trickster in them.

    Another thing, give him something to do. You don't want to leave Trickster with idle hands. Pickup a deck of tarot cards, and try to divine things about people you know. Try to interpret dreams. Some are self evident, some are not. Others are partly psychic. Dreams have symbols in them. These are the language of the unconscious. It takes an intuitive person to interpret dreams. Society pushes a man to embrace Anima values. Marriage, family, and empathy, are all cherished possessions of a successful society. A man can have a completely evolved and integrated Anima, yet be totally unaware of her existence. Not so with Trickster. Society does not push people to develop their intuitive side. In fact, many segments of society, are quite fearful of Trickster representations, such as magic, divination, psychic power, etc. A man must make a conscious effort to relate to and develop Trickster.

    Magic has been relegated to the sidelines in modern society, because it's need, it's value, is not required. Yet it still exists in the unconscious mind of humanity, ready to reassert itself, if needed. In past cultures, and present cultures in third world countries, it was and is a valuable commodity. This is because anytime you live in an unpredictable environment, you need a highly developed intuitive side. If not in you, then at least in some of the people who are part of your social group. Successful societies don't need to rely on the intuitive side for survival.

    Let us define what magic is: The simplest definition is, that it's a representation of the intuitive archetype, which acts through us and others, who reflect it and it's abilities. There are still some women who have developed their intuitive side to it's maximum potential. Female psychics are a good example of this. While many are good, some are incredible. But even for them a fork in the road is inevitable. They will need to develop their sensation side, which will come at the expense of their intuitive side. Pretty much all psychics have a major loss of psychic ability at some point.


    The witch archetype represents female intuition. {Is there a separate gender intuitive sense? Yes, there are more intuitive brain designs in 80 per cent women to equal the 20% in men.} People always act out their primary functions in dreams. So women who have intuition as a primary, will cast spells in their dreams, even if they would prefer not to. They can also astrally project themselves, which is nothing more than their consciousness floating above them as they relax. Once again, this happens whether to want it to or not. Most women rarely develop intuition to it's potential. Their upbringing has made them uncomfortable with the witch archetype. You can't really fault them, when one considers how many holy rollers are running around, looking for the Devil's handiwork in every, little corner.

    Astral Projection

    This ability depends on whether your intuitive function is the dominant, auxiliary, or weakest one. If it is your dominant one, you have most certainly already had that "floating above yourself" experience. This skill can be developed by those who have intuition as an auxiliary function. If intuition is your weakest function, you will never experience this. Your archetype is too far removed from consciousness. To try this, you must be totally relaxed, and your mind at peace. Lay on your bed or recliner, and close your eyes. It must be totally quiet, and you must be sure you will be interrupted. Make sure you don't drift off to sleep. Some people have discovered this skill, while being slightly intoxicated or medicated. Neither one is required. It just takes practice.


    Casting Spells

    Most people's perception of casting spells, is an image similar to Shakespeare's Macbeth, where three witches stand around a cauldron, tossing in strange animal parts, and reciting gruesome poetry. The truth is, cauldrons, animal parts, and rhymed verses are not necessary. To cast spells, you must understand how the unconscious mind works. Here's a typical example that pretty much everyone has witnessed. Have you ever seen a woman, who just saw or heard something unpleasant, and in response, made the sign of the cross ? Bingo. She just cast a spell of protection. She didn't try to reason with her mind, or try to understand what she saw or heard. She just cast the spell and moved on. Casting spells should be part of your protective arsenal, since reasoning can't solve all problems.

    As you develop a common identity with the intuitive archetype, you will automatically start to cast spells. In certain circumstances, where you would have normally reacted differently, you'll cast a spell instead. Casting spells requires that the unconscious mind and conscious mind understand the same thing. A woman who uses the sign of the cross, has an unconscious mind which already knows what the sign means. The woman has, most likely, been using that spell since childhood. Spells can be oral too. Here's a very common, spoken spell: "knock on wood". The unconscious is trained through repetition. You must think about what a spell does, until it finally sinks into the unconscious, so the unconscious understands it as well.


    Crystal Magic

    At first glance, this appears as nothing more than staring at a crystal. Yet this is a developed skill, that allows for unconscious insights to come forth. Unless you've tried this before, you don't realize how hard it is to still the conscious mind, to not think of anything. Once you've managed to maintain an empty mind, unconscious insights will trickle up to consciousness. Yet you won't always see these insights immediately. It could be days or weeks before an insight suddenly strikes you. Insights percolating into consciousness, often take time to congeal themselves...

    Dream Interpretation

    How many times, has someone mentioned to you, a dream they had the night before. Yet did you bother to try to understand the underlying message of the dream ? The book 'How to interpret your dreams', by Tom Chetwynd, is the best starting point. But any book concerning symbols of the mind should be considered required reading. Sigmund Freud also wrote a very good book on dream interpretation. You need to write down all the dreams you have, and interpret them. Don't forget that Joseph, a Jewish slave in Egypt, became the second most powerful person in the kingdom, because of his ability to interpret the dreams which were tormenting the Pharaoh.


    Extrasensory Perception

    This is one of those skills, which comes naturally to a person who has the intuitive archetype as a dominant. These people, if they properly develop their skills, and are not afraid of the near constant barrage of insights, end up as psychics. For everyone else, development of the intuitive archetype, will allow occasional insights to pop up.


    Ouija Boards

    These things should be avoided at all costs... {I omitted more garbage.}

    Tarot Cards

    There are many books which deal with interpreting tarot cards. They are good to use in the beginning, since they show how each card has many, possible interpretations. When you first start with the cards, focus on trying to figure out what is going on with friends or family. At this stage, trying to divine the possible action of strangers is not possible. After a few weeks, abandon the book. Do not bother memorizing all the possible interpretations for each card. From this point on, the first insight that springs into your head becomes the interpretation. Just about every time you encounter a particular card, the interpretation will be different. Each time you flip over a card, your attention will be drawn to a different part of the card. One time you may zoom in on the eyes of the character, the next time your focus may be on what's in the character's hand. It takes months to become proficient, and years to become expert."


    https://sites.google.com/site/jungalchemy/intuition

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    Continuing the half-baked neo-intuitive stuff from the above.

    "Telepathy

    Otherwise known as mind reading, everybody does this to some degree. If you want to see this in action, watch two people who have just fallen in love. They stare into each others eyes for long periods of time, without saying a word. To actually do this consciously takes a bit of practice. You need someone you can quietly sit with, and concentrate on. And then see what pops into your head. Here's a way of sending a message. When you're having a face to face conversation, with someone you know very well, like your spouse, try this: Relax your mind as you listen to them to you. Look into their eyes, but don't stare. Think of a word or image you would like to plant into their mind. Don't let them know you're doing this. Repeat the word a few times, or hold the image in your mind. Do this for no more than thirty seconds, and then stop. Don't do it again until the next conversation. People's psyches are always on the alert for manipulation. As soon as the unconscious picks up on what it considers a suggestive message, it automatically reacts by shutting down all inflow and rejecting the message. Therefore, to be successful, the planting of an idea must be done in short bursts.

    Visualization is used by athletes to help them perform better. Focusing on an image while in a relaxed state, utilizes an unconscious part of the mind. Yet using this technique for acquiring wealth, can put you into a dangerous situation. The unconscious mind does not operate the same way as the conscious mind. If you visualize a million dollars, you may end up getting what you want. But it might be through an accident that leaves you crippled for life. Much though must be put into what you decide to visualize.


    Note: Developing intuition requires toning down the sensation function. Sensation and intuition are polar opposites. One always exists at the expense of the other. Being perceptive to the world around you is important, and nobody should give that up. But the sensation archetype has a lot of bad tendencies that can be sacrificed. This function is in charge of bodily sensations. Generally, people who have sensation as a primary function, tend to have habits such as cigarette or marijuana smoking, eating or drinking too much, or are preoccupied with sex, versus giving it a reasonable focus. Negative sensations must be abandoned for intuition to develop.


    I enjoy my pleasures
    they seem harmless enough
    but am I missing a bigger picture ?

    I feel such unease
    as if.......
    something
    is trying to get my attention"


    https://sites.google.com/site/jungalchemy/intuition

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    In my brief sojourn on the Esoteric online forum I was able to post some things debunking the insane need to believe in demons behind all things. One person who I debated with about Ritalin and ECT was a slasher and felt facts really are subsidiary or secondary to channelled info (near as I could figure). Her interests were supported by a keen mind and voracious reading it would appear. Then there were the usual Christians who see the devil in all details (literally). But there were also some good people who were making appreciative remarks. I think this is what really bothered management or whoever owns the site which appears to want to build a library (not one document in it) an online paid course with degrees and a TV show. It is well constructed but I wonder if support for any idea (no matter how insane) is going to get off the ground. Judging by all the alien shows - they may have a good chance.

    If the mentor of Agrippa could call demons to his beck and call in secret languages and invisible codes or cyphers (probably the source for Edward Kelley's imaginative hallucinations and con games) then we are surely all doomed to the Armageddon some of these people are actively pursuing.

    "Note: If you find this document and others in the archives useful, please do not copy except for private use.

    This is Trithemius' most notorious work. On the surface it is a system of angel magic, but within is a highly sophisticated system of cryptography. It claims to contain a synthesis of the science of knowledge, the art of memory, magic, an accelerated language learning system, and a method of sending messages without symbols or messenger. In private circulation, the Steganographia brought such a reaction of fear that he decided it should never be published. He reportedly destroyed the more extreme portions (presumably instructions for prophecy/divination) but it continued to circulate in mss form and was eventually published posthumously in 1606.

    The edition I have used is:
    1579. Trithemius, Steganographie: Ars per occultam Scripturam
    animi sui voluntatem absentibus aperiendi certu, 4to, Darmst. 1621.
    (Written 1500. First printed edition: Frankfurt, 1606.)
    ------------------------------
    Location: London, British Library, printed books
    Shelf mark: 819 e 14
    Author: J. Tritheim
    Title: Steganographia: Hoc est: Ars per occultam, etc.
    Place and date of publication: 1621


    Original page numbers are indicated like this: [16].

    A partial English translation was made by Fiona Tait and Christopher Upton, and published by Adam McLean. See http://www.alchemy.dial.pipex.com/mohs12.html. I do not believe copies are still available."


    http://www.esotericarchives.com/tritheim/stegano.htm
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    Now, for an opinion that is not claimed to be final or authoritative. There certainly are many methods of protection and it seem Intent and No Fear are paramount in that regard. That has worked for me against the greatest summoner in all of the SW USA (I was told by many.).

    I told him I knew the energies well enough to know the fabrication work done in making CONstructs of demonic or other projections even if he had access to archetypes of long-standing usages. We had already discussed the origins of the Bible and what it is, why and how it was made and redacted. In short he knew I held no regard for the ritual names therefrom as you can see Agrippa and others use, no matter which language they might appear to be derived from. In the event I know the system being applied I might use a cross mandala action such as you see Catholics do and then finish with palm open and thrusting the energy back as I visualize the mirror.

    That is not to say, I have no regard or respect for the energies - in fact my protective mantra or visualization (both actually) welcomes energy and whatever consciousness coming with it. I allow my soul or body to make use of any part of it which it feels might be good. I then return whatever is not deemed good (trusting my righteous self or soul). If I know where or who to return it, I personalize it with whatever might be needed. If the sender is hateful, I might add the obverse element to accentuate their own hate of their own self. If I judge them as potentially good and righteous I send love. Usually I do nothing now, because it is second nature and I trust what will be.

    If you are operating a decree or immediate request it is different. For me, I am not into this a great deal and always thought what was right for other people was uppermost. I have little respect for any desire of power and when I had such desires I learned they took me and my attention away from what is RIGHT.

    But that is me and I know I am weird.

    So, if you need to know from the words of someone who is practicing these arts - I will quote something they acknowledge to be true about naming the name - games.

    "The Two Aspects of Eros

    Greek philosophers saw the spirit of Dionysus penetrating the whole of nature and binding together the two aspects of Eros, the penetration and blending energy of matter with its counterpart and complement, spirit. Esoterically, Eros is the leading force within a seeker that takes him away from a level of duality to a level of unity and wholeness. Furthermore, Eros is the key to transforming psychic vibratory rates. He does that by placing a seeker on his axial center, the neutral and timeless zone within his conscious self. This level of being brings about the integration of ego with soul. Hence, Eros is the god or essence that gives us the possibility of letting go of the past and living in the present moment, embracing spontaneously everything within and without our reach.

    Eros allows us to see everything as part of our own nature. He also shows us how to transmute carnal and unconscious attractions and desires of all kinds, and how to re-direct and reintegrate their energies back into the center of pure love and wisdom. This inner process must be conscious, because the ego and psyche must harmonize and unite before being invited to enter into the higher realms, where the qualities and gifts of Eros are awakened. On that level of achievement and realization, the seeker receives more gifts from Eros who directs him towards his own invisible and sacred Center of Pure Being, not really a "place" at all, but more a level of being and attunement. This is a level of consciousness where the essence of pure love and beauty manifest themselves through ordinary consciousness and can be said to be a part of the undivided unique consciousness of the whole of creation.

    In Symposium, Plato expounded that Eros had two aspects, one physical the other intellectual, i.e., wisdom. He knew that they had to harmonize and blend so as to transform ordinary men into heroes. According to Empedocles, "Aphrodite is Eros himself," the immortal force that unites and harmoniously blends together all the elements in nature, the "bringer" and "giver" of life. He also said, "the path to knowledge can be achieved only through Eros himself. The energy represented by Eros brings about a balance between pleasure, delight and gnosis, and this harmonious and enthusiastic search for gnosis comes not so much from the answers one receives but more from the search itself."

    Hence the quest goes on forever, since pleasure and gnosis go hand-in-hand and cannot be separated. Eros questions everything because he loves wisdom and is, therefore, the living source at the center of Greek philosophy. So Eros teaches the Greeks how to become free and fearless in the face of the unknown. He invites them to follow the path of knowledge and apply the sacred principles of freedom and equality, qualities that belong to Eros’ mother, Aphrodite, whom Empedocles identifies with Eros for, without the freedom and courage to explore our inner nature with imagination and intuition, we remain unconscious prisoners of conventional ideas, routines and vicious circles. Hence, Eros is himself the "mixer of the seeds and sperms" in creation, the primal cause, the bringer of life in the womb of nature. Eros’s gift to the seeker, therefore, is the transmuting energy of pure love, which is synonymous with the Logos.

    The oldest mythology of Homer does not mention Eros. Apparently Eros was not born out of a popular tradition but he is the creation of an abstract philosophical conception.

    In Greek esoteric philosophy, the Eros of theogonia took part in the creation of life itself. Eros pulls the sexes together and rules over all living creatures through the need for procreation and, for that reason, we see Plato, Sophocles, Eurepides, etc., praise his irresistible influence along with his mother, Aphrodite, as they both give life and rebirth."


    http://www.plotinus.com/eros_copy.htm#The Two Aspects of Eros

    http://www.plotinus.com/eros_copy.htm
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