The Work Of The Mind

From symbol to symbol leaps the mind of the genius from symbol to symbol crawls the mind of the moron. A good memory and a quick apprehension are valuable qualities in the mind which is to be trained, but the sure method for all is the ancient follow-my-leader dance of associated concepts. He who excels is he who, ahead of the rest, seizes and carries away the longest and most cluster-laden vine-trail of ideas but the others are not left empty-handed either, and even the slowest finds his...

Chapter Ii

Parallels of pattern and rhythm as bridges to the exploration of other modes of being. Fullness of Life as the Elixir of Life. Metallurgy becomes the vehicle of spiritual allegory. The self as the subject of the alchemical enterprise. Salt, Sulphur, Mercury body, soul, spirit. The Transformation of Self The Philosophers' Stone. The Story of the Red and White Roses The Treasures of Black Dragon. The submission of Soul of the Earth to Black Dragon. The Elements restored to their place in Nature....

Introductory

The power of ritual to make contact with the hidden levels of the mind is very subtle, and yet very simple. No matter how deeply the subconscious mind may be buried beneath inhibitions, rationalizations or, frequently, beneath loads of ephemeral rubbish, one line of communication must remain (Aen that is, through the sympathetic nervous system, upon which we all depend to look after our digestion and our breathing, and even to keep the heart beating while we sleep. It is a well-known fact that...

The Houses Of The

On through the twelve great arches of the year Lo, how the royal Sun proceeds triumphant. Into the House of the Ram he swiftly enters Strong and courageous Lord of all Beginnings Childhood, and life that takes its road with joy. (The color is scarlet, the stone is Red Jasper.) Then in the House of the Bull, with boundless vision In peace he rules, outpouring truth and beauty, Emblem of given faith, and faith received. (The color is red-orange, the stone is Red Coral.) Twofold he shines in the...

Enochian Keys Aurum Solis

The Sword and the Serpent, Volume 2, Book III, presents the external universe of the Qabalah, both on the large scale needed for a panoramic view of the mighty forces of the cosmos, and in the fine detail which is essential to identify and describe the subtle influences which take their origin from those forces. It is through those influences, and through the living powers and intelligences of the different levels of existence, that the student will work his magick therefore all are set forth,...

1

Mineral symbolism in relation to the Seven Planetary Forces and the Twelve Zodiacal Signs. The alchemical process follows the pattern of purification and integration of the human personality. If the alchemical operation is perfectly performed it results, in due season, in the integration of the operator's personality. If fully successful the process results also in the action of the integrated psyche upon the material of the experiment so that this also is brought to a state of perfection. The...

M Denning

THE MAGICAL PHILOSOPHY Introducing the Combined Edition The Magical Philosophy presents a complete system of Qabalistic Magick, based upon the wide practical experience, as well as the intensive and extensive researches, of the Order Aurum Solis. The Aurum Solis, which also has the title Order o f the Sacred Word, was founded in Britain in the year 1897 from the membership of an antiquarian society that society itself, since its inception in the eighteenth century, had dedicated itself to deep...

Matos Spells And Magic Rain With Tears

Introduction to the Combined Edition xvii Book II THE APPAREL OF HIGH MAGICK 143 Guide to Study and Practice for the Five Books TO THE LATE AND MUCH BELOVED E.P. CUSTOS VERB'SACRI ORDINIS 1959-1966 Higher than death with breath of fire can abate, Greater than plant's enchantment, than secret spoken, Sweet as song, strong as fate. Lingered the Thracian, musician fingers ever for the dead Questing upon the strings, unesting, never discerning The sounds that from those quivering seven bled Music...

The Psychological

Anything manifest in the scale of existence can be taken to symbolize some other phenomenon which is higher in the scale of existence than itself higher, that is, in the sense of being nearer to the spiritual world of ideas. The higher is never taken to symbolize the lower. The Archangel Raphael, for instance, does not symbolize the colors yellow and violet, although those colors could very well be used to represent the presence of the Archangel. Furthermore, the symbol must never be completely...

Chapter Iv

The need for an expression of one's True Will To become independent of external circumstances. 2. The development of the Magical Personality The Going Forth in the Body of Light. The Rousing of the Citadels. 3. The Magical Personality is the vehicle of the higher self. Conscious unity and integration between the higher self and the ordinary personality. Every magical act must align to fulfillment of the Great Work. Relationship of bodily health to magical training. Life and Destiny must be...

Addend Um

A metric translation is here presented of the superb Latin poem, De Ave Phoemce. The authorship and date of the original text are unknown we can say with certainty that our poet was familiar with the works of Vergil and Ovid, who flourished around the turn of the Christian era. In particular there is in the 15th book of Ovid's Metamorphoses a passage on the Phoenix which, though brief, is conspicuously related in vocabulary to the work here in question. Some four centuries after that era, the...

Aurum Solis Info

Magick (the spelling with k was adopted by Denning and Phillips in the mid-1970s at the request of Carl Weschcke to accord with the Llewellyn policy of thus differentiating the real thing from legerdemain) is the production of desired effects, whether within the person of the magician or exterior to it, by means of a deliberate and special use of powers and faculties within the psyche. This may include effects produced by the agency of entities or energies which do not belong to the psyche of...

On the reverse of the seal

As we decipher the crabbed secretary-hand and erratic spelling of this portion of Dee's manuscripts, the Doctrine Heptarchical emerges a most complex and, as recorded, self-contradictory subsystem within the Enochan framework. It must be realized that, although Kelly was the principal skryer, Dee was not without clairvoyant perception himself and testifies to firsthand witness of some of the phenomena. The contradictions in the text, therefore, do not militate against its representing a genuine...

Castle Books

The Foundations of High Magick, Copyright 1974, 1975 by Vivian Godfrey and Leon Barynski. Copyright 1991 Llewellyn Publications. This edition published in 2000 by Castle Books, A division of Book Sales Inc. 114 Northfield Avenue Edison, NJ 08837 Reprinted by agreement and permission of Llewellyn Publications All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any way or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or stored in an information retrieval system...

Matos Spells And Magic Lightning Spiral

Which will have a real and personal meaning for him. In view of the subjective nature of the 22 Paths and their vital importance in the magician's work, it is significant that a series of extremely potent symbols is attached to them. This is the Hebrew alphabet of 22 letters, whose use in the table of correspondences is integral to the development of this part of the Qabalah. The letters are not attached to the Sephiroth, because, when the sounds of the letters are uttered, their power is not...

The City As Symbol

On a solitary hill which dominates a wide countryside, a citadel shines golden in the rays of the sun. The highest tower seems only by a little to miss touching the blue vault above the walls are bedded firmly in the living rock, unassailably strong. This citadel might conceivably fall to guile, but never to force. Whether this is a fortress merely, or an entire city, those who have beheld it have not agreed. An embattled city then let us call it, for such it appears, but as to the number of...

Mineral Symbolism

In a universe filled with life, it is not strange that mankind has always seen the mineral kingdom as imbued also with life, and it must be admitted that its phenomena are at least closely analogous to the structures and processes shown by living beings. We have already seen how the seven principal metals are allocated to the planetaiy scheme, each of the metals showing a character in keeping with its planetary attributions the dull and ponderous quality of Lead for Saturn the soft flexibility...

Animal Symbolism

The beasts of the Sun are the lordly and golden ones, Lion and Hawk. In Egypt, the Sun in the heavens was identified with Horus in his various titles and functions, while the power of the Sun as felt on earth at noonday, the majestic and terrible fire-power that can slay with a blow on the nape of the neck, is the Lioness-headed divinity Sekhmet. In Greece, these same attributions hold good, but a difficulty occasionally arises when we find associated with Apollo some creature whose...

Info

These names, taken as a whole, have been inspired by the Chaldean pattern of attribution which, with other elements of Oriental thought, penetrated Europe widely just before the Christian era. As regards the correspondences of these names, it is only necessary to point out here that Tuisco, like his counterpart Mars, is a god not only of war but also of parliaments and assemblies Jupiter, or Jove, is originally Deus-Pater, a Sky-Father and thunderer Frgga is the Northern goddess of peace and...

Ogdoadic Star Use In Magick

In the Aurum Solis Rite of Integration, which is the Order's second initiatory degree, the following outline of the Ogdoadic tradition is presented to the candidate Hear now, 0 Theourgos, concerning the works and the life of the Glorious Star. The primary symbols of the Ogdoadic Tradition are the Fivefold Pattern of the House of Sacrifice and the Eightfold Star of Regeneration. The arcana of the House of Sacrifice are a key at once to the dynamism of the universe, and to that pattern in the...

Thz Gates Of Initiation

The initiatory system of the Ogdoadic Tradition comprises three distinct levels, or halls as they are termed in Aurum Solis. These three are said to be transmissible that is, they may be received by the aspirant at the hands of duly initiated persons. Beyond them is a further stage, that of full initiate, which does not so much comprise another level as represent the completion and perfection of the third hall. This later stage can only be attained by individual effort and realization, and is...

Plant Symbolism

The vegetable kingdom presents a continual challenge to the mind of man. Its many forms of life, although less highly organized than animal forms, display the working of distinguishable principles, some of these being analogous to those of animal life and some completely alien. Again, if we look at plant forms as abstractions, they present an enigmatic resemblance to shapes familiar in other contexts, while the colors of leaf, stem and blossom, the aromatic properties of flowers and roots and...

Magical Symbolism

We have touched upon a wide range of different fields of knowledge and of experience, all of which can be of value to the magician and some of which are essential mysticism, philosophy, psychology, ethnology, anatomy and physiology, the visual arts, literature and music, mathematics and languages, history, botany, geology, astronomy, physics and chemistry, and the practical development and training of the physical, mental and spiritual faculties. The practical work is of chief importance, but...

Other Books From The Authors

Voudoun Fire The Living Reality of Mystical Religion, 1979 The Inner World of Fitness by Melita Denning , 1986 The Llewellyn Practical Guide to Astral Projection, 1979 Creative Visualization, 1980 Psychic Self-Defense amp Well-Bung, 1980 The Development of Psychic Powers, 1981 The Magick of Sex, 1982 The Magick o f the Tarot, 1983 The Aurum Solis Series Magical States of Consciousness, 1985 The Magical Philosophy The Sword and the Serpent Volume 2 , 1988 Mysteria Magica Volume 3 , 1986...

The Emerging Purpose

Whoever has read any work which shows an occult understanding of motivation, from the myth of Tthonus to the story of the Monkey's Paw, must have realized that the faculty essentially needed, in direct proportion to any kind of magical power that one may possess, is the ability to formulate a rational, articulate, lucid and adequate expression of one's True Will. To lack this is to walk defenseless among many dangers, of which the danger of mere failure is the least. First it is necessary to...

The Spiritual Ideal

In the world of human thought, certain currents have been built up into forms of great potency by their reiterated use in successive ages. These established forms, or egregores, serve as channels of true power, and vary from region to region of the world. In the West, a theme developed and perfected in the course of one cult after another is that of the Spirit's descent into Matter and its subsequent return to the Divine Light. This theme, in its stark essence, is fundamental to the Mysteries...

Aurum Solis Temples

The individual begins working to perfect himself, however, and his first efforts, as the soul aspires upwards, are to separate it from the influences of matter. If he continues in this course he reaches what may be termed the ascetic ideal This is the ideal of self sacrifice. This figure has five free angles, and the number 5 is often taken to represent the human condition as material for sacrifice. Bodily life is typified by the five senses. In medieval Christian tradition there is much...

The Magical Philosophy

This is the definitive work on the Western Mystery Tradition both setting forth the way mainstream Western occultism has developed and providing a completely modern and psychologically valid restatement of the Magical Art. The work of Magick is the work of Man. The famous schema of the Qabalah, the Tree of Life, which indicates an entire philosophy by means of ten circles and twenty-two connecting lines, is sometimes taken to be an objective plan of the universe. It is not it is altogether...