Mysteries of the Occult

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My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

—Albert Einstein (via occult101)

Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.

—Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (via gnothyself)

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You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame;
How could you become new if you haven’t first become ashes?

—Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (via larmoyante)

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With spiritual work, the terms ‘is’ or ‘are’ become progressively replaced by the term ‘seems to’, which is due to the increasing realization of the degree to which perception is the mask that hinders truth.

—David R. Hawkins (via occult101)

Chaos, in its unfolding, is a wonder to behold… The scars, pain and destruction only apparent in its aftermath.

—Greg Stewart, Observable Truth (via masonictraveler)

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lvxoccvltist asked: I was wondering, since you work with the Enochian system, if you would be able to help me out in regard to the 19 day working? I know some people use it as a sort of initiation into the system, while others don't use it at all and get along just fine, and then there are conspiracy theorists that think it's meant to bring about the apocalypse, so I'm having trouble getting a clear picture of what it's for. I want to get into the Enochian magic, but I'm not sure if I need to perform this first.

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Enochian is not anywhere nearly as frightening as it seems but since its eleven at night here and I have to be at work at 6am, I will have to elaborate later. Muah.

OKAY, so. Now that I have internet I can elaborate properly.

I will always recommend the book ‘The Enochian World Of Aleister Crowley’ in order to dive into Enochian magic. It gives you the basic elements neccesary to begin practice. It gives a very important method of conjuration that will prevent any nasties that might try to fool you.

I have honestly never heard of the 19 day system so I can not give any advice for that one. BUT I do recommend working the Aethyrs first. If you have experience working with sentient entities (who have their own agenda, etc) then go ahead with some work with the Tablets. Skrying first. If you want to make requests of them, make sure you know how negotiating with spirits works and, if you have to take a firm hand, know the appropriate banishing pentagrams/hexagrams. Don’t be afraid to make demands or reject their proposals. You are the magician. You are (supposed to be) in control. If things get uncomfortable, express your unwillingness to proceed, withdraw and banish thoroughly.

Thanks haha. It’s kinda looking like that 19 day working is only really used as a sort of “initiation” by a small portion of practitioners, so I think I’ll leave it be for now haha.

Right now I’m scrying the Enochian letters to get my scrying up to par and familiarize myself with them. Once I’m through with the alphabet, I’ll probably start scrying the aethyrs and see how it goes. Probably won’t mess with the evocation side of things for awhile, unless I run into something in the aethyrs that suggests I do that.

My first experience was with the first Aethyr. Then I actually went straight into evoking the Saturn Senior of the air tablet. Sonovabitch turned my life upside down for a while but it was important so I’m grateful for the experience. Not for beginners or the faint of heart but if you’re adventurous then I’d say go for it.

Sounds pretty intense, not sure I’m quite ready for that yet haha. If I do any evocations in the near future, I’ll probably start with some of the lesser beings on the tablets to get a feel for it first. The Enochian angels seem really interesting, I’ve been wanting to work with this system for a hella long time.

Note that “The Enochian World of Aleister Crowley” this isn’t the “true” Enochian System as composed by Dee and Kelly. This book uses a modified system of Enochian, which differs in some ways to the original system. That isn’t to say it is either good or bad, but if you are wanting an unaltered form of the system, ie not infused with Golden Dawn influences, I would start with Enochian Magic for Beginners by Donald Tyson. The book is a decent starting place.

Yeah I’m trying to stick with something as close as possible to what was revealed to Dee and Kelley. I have been wanting to check out that book, but haven’t been able to yet. Enochian Vision Magic by Lon Milo Duquette really helped me get a grasp on the system haha, but I definitely could use some more books that try to stick to the original magic.

I had been using a copy of Casaubon’s A True and Faithful Relation, but since my laptop crapped out on me I haven’t been able to dig through that haha. I’d like to get my hands on a decent reproduction of Dee’s journals with the Latin bits translated, but so far I haven’t been able to.

Well, you could try it that way but… there’s a reason Kelley jumped out of his prison window. Dee made him go insane with all of the work he MADE him do and they had no idea, really, what they were doing - nor did Dee really care about the welfare of his supposed “friend”. Of course, I’m sure you won’t do that to yourself but…. newer doesn’t always mean worse. The Watchtower system is filled with holes and even Dee purists are left to speculate on certain parts. Unless you’re interested in going into the Heptarchy, the only complete system of magic Dee left for us.

IMO the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley did the Watchtowers a service by making it more complete and usable/workable.

Yeah I go back and forth as to how close I really want to stick to the original, since like you said, it is incomplete. I wish all those sections of the manuscript that had been destroyed were still around, we wouldn’t need to rely on so much speculation and restructuring in order to use the system.

When I say I’d prefer to get as close to the original as I can, I don’t mean to suggest that there’s anything wrong with the Golden Dawn version of the system. The adepts of the Golden Dawn did the world a service by turning Dee’s manuscripts into a full system of magic.

We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.

—Andy Goldsworthy (via elektrik667)

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I am aware that it is difficult to grasp this concept, because I am trying to use words to describe something whose very nature makes it incapable of precise definition. But since so many people have chosen to treat archetypes as if they were part of a mechanical system that can be learned by rote, it is essential to insist that they are not mere names, or even philosophical concepts. They are pieces of life itself — images that are integrally connected to the living individual by the bridge of the emotions. That is why it is impossible to give an arbitrary (or universal) interpretation of any archetype. It must be explained in the manner indicated by the whole life-situation of the particular individual to whom it relates.

—Carl Jung ‘Man And His Symbols’  (via alchemicalsoup)