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New Thoughtforce

The supposed connection between hypnosis and magnetism is again under review. It is possible that traditional contentions made by Far Eastern wonder-workers that there is a 'life-force' by which such a phenomenon as gravitational force is nullified, may have some substance in fact. This, of course, does not support that magical practices might receive scientific support rather that some of the subjects formerly thought magical could come within the ken of better understood natural laws. It...

List Of Notes

Chaldean Magic (Sri. Oec. en Asie). Eng. ed., London, 1877, p. 380. (2) Maqlu (Burning) Tablets, in Tallquist, K. Die Assyr. Bescbaorungsserie Maqlu. Leipzig, 189 . (3) We have compared the data of the system of these books to the ante-Iranian . past and Median Magism and the Finnish mythology, and so have been able to prove the existence of an independent family of religions which must be called Turanian, religions having no other worship but magic, and proceeding from the...

Egyptian Words Of Power On Spells And Magic

Magic formula (Sufist), 68 Pencil (China , 157 Power (Sudanese), 54 Ring (Solomonic), 21 Words, set under Power, words of Magician, identification of, 55 Magicians Amoy, 170 Brahmin, 199 En-Dor, 17 El Ghirby, 91f. Irrah, 51 Purohitas, 132 Sadhus, 122 Scandinavian, 32 Wu, 149, 163, 168 Magnesium metal in alchemy, 131 Magnetism and magic, 138 Magus, the, 19 Majinai low magic (Japanese), 184 Manchuria, devil-dancing, 163 Maskh transformation into animals, 77 Maspero, Gaston, 37 Materialization...

Legends Of The Sorcerers

We saw with our own eyes one of these people making the image of a person to bewitch a demon comes out of his mouth . . . many evil spirits come down, and the victim is attacked by the specified evil. Ibn Khaldun Muqaddama (fourteenth century). The nomadic Arabs of the Hejaz today are anything but a superstitious people. The rigid and unimaginative impact of puritanical Wahabism, as preached under the present regime, leaves little room for anything other than a strictly literal interpretation...

Calling The Spirits

Abjad, Hawwaz, Hutti, Come Thou, Spirit for I am Solomon, son of David, Commander of the Jinn and Men I Come, or I will imprison thee in a metal flask Abu-Hijab's Calendar of Genies. The belief in the existence of spirits and other formidable forces is only one step from the desire to call them, bind them, and make them do the sorcerer's bidding. It is customary at least among older writers to divide this spiritism into groups, or subjects, for the purposes of study. One might say that spirits...

The Occult In Babylonia

Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and is become a habitation of devils, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hateful bird. Revelation xviii, 2. Devils, demons and supernatural powers described by the various peoples of Assyria and Babylonia form the archetype of much of the demonology which the West and parts of the East itself have inherited. As has been mentioned in an earlier part of this book, many of these spirits were brought by the Accadians (who really...

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How is a magical mirror made No Chinese book of any antiquity gives the recipe. But Shi Chen gives a clue. Any mirror which is sufficiently antique, he says, and large enough, when hung in the house, is capable of detecting spirits. It should be kept covered until needed, and not used for any other purpose. An immense number of stories are told of the virtues of these mirrors in China. Charms are probably more widely used in China than anywhere else. One of the 'guarded books' of charm-writers...

Jewish Magic

There shall not be found among you an observer of the times, or an enchanter or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. Deuteronomy xviii, 10. In Arab tradition the Jews were the greatest magicians of all times. In the Middle Ages of Europe, too, both the Jewish rank-and-file and the Christians among whom they lived more often than not looked up to some reputed sorcerer of Hebrew origin as a miracle-worker. The Jews, on their part, frequently...

Egyptian Magic Spells

Is riding high, and the moonlight must be shining directly upon the plant. On no account must the invocation to the soma be left out and you will also see to it that the juice of the soma is kept in due cleanliness in sterilized test-tubes. What must be guarded against in the making of gold is oxidation. The various processes that I shall give after this are adapted to avoid loss of metal and injury to the gold from this cause. The most common one is to cover the metals with carbon, which not...

Howtousrmysticmagickwordstodreamfutureevents

Of medicine and letters come to me, thou that art under the earth, rise up to me, great spirit. It was further stated that only on certain days could the process take place the 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 21 st, 24th and 25 th days, counting from the start of the month. Two characteristics of ancient Egyptian magic which have descended to us in Western rituals sound the keynote of their spirit. Even in the days of Rameses II (over five thousand years ago) the belief in the mystic 'Word of...

Egyptian Magic

Get thee back, for thou art cut asunder, thy soul is shrivelled up, thy cursed name is buried in oblivion, and silence is upon it, and it hath fallen____ From the Ptolemaic That there was a connection between Jewish and Egyptian magical practices is abundantly proved by the many references to this fact in works of literature and religion. In addition to this testimony, we also know that the Semites like the Greeks, Romans and others of the ancient world were firmly convinced of the superiority...

Organization Of The Chishti Order Grand Master

PIR (Chief of the Monastery) Pilgrim Sufis Dweller Sufis (i) Workers, (organizers of the local (ii) Associates. Halqas circles and ad- (iii) Recluses, Five Halqas, under the Pilgrim Sufis, organized into guilds and centres for the further dissemination of the lore through lay associates in each town and village within the Monastery's jurisdiction. Theoretical Diagram of the World Sufi Hierarchy QUTUB The Axis. Head of all Sufis. ('leader') (assistants to Qutub)

Magic Art Of Japan

As in many other countries, Japanese occult practices take two main forms in the first, which consist of highly ritualized observances stemming from the national cult of Shinto, specialists hold undisputed sway. In 'low magic' (majinai), spells, curses and sympathetic charms are in wide current use among the general public. Apart from the national cult of Shinto, certain secret sects indulging in magic are known to exist among the Buddhist element. In all three cases there are both similarities...

Matos Spells And Magic Somebody Falls To The Ground Invocation

Charm against plague 'revealed by spirits' Charm against plague 'revealed by spirits' inner room, with some paper, a writing-pencil, incense and water. Then he told him to lower the mat which hung over the door, and silendy pay attention to what would happen. After a while Wang said 'Now let us go and see', and they found eight large characters on the paper, with an explanation in ordinary square writing, reading thus 'Your dignity will be that of the very highest Minister you will live to your...

Matos Spells And Magic Angels Barrier Light

Heavens, that didst divide the light from the darkness, the great regulative mind, that disposeth everything, eye of the world, spirit of spirits, god of gods, the lord of the spirits, lord of spirits, the immovable aeon, iaoouei, hear my voice. I call upon thee, the ruler of the gods, high-thundering Zeus, Zeus, king, Adonai, lord, Iaoouee. I am he that invokes thee in the Table showing the rulership of the hours by angels See p. 99 Table showing the rulership of the hours by angels See p. 99...

Lovemagic

One of the most popular branches of wizardry in India is that of venereal magic. This term (known as Strikarmani) covers every known form of association with the opposite sex. Men go to the practitioner to obtain the love of women whom they intend to marry women seeking children buy a charm for this purpose those who are already married invoke the spirits to allay discord or to ensure reconciliation. Rite to arouse passionate love in a woman This spell is recited, as many times as possible,...

Bibliography

The Written Sources of Oriental Magic and Commentaries Grimoire References Chaldea The following 'Black Books' of the sorcerers have traces of Chaldean magical rituals or processes attributed to Chaldean origin Scfer Raziel (The Book of Raziel). B.M. Slo. 3826. The Grimoire of (attributed to) Pope Honorius II. Paris 1760 and 1800. Grimoires and commentaries containing so-called Solomonic Magic are the following The Key (Clavicle) of Solomon. (Tr. Mathers, London, 1888.) Ars Notoria, by Robert...

Agrusadapariksay

This type of experiment is considered among the most elementary so startling are the results obtained by these Sadhus, that I am almost driven to the conclusion that there may be some natural law which is as yet undiscovered in the West, which enables seeming miracles to be performed by those who have attuned their minds to it. Here is a case I induced a Hindu magician of considerable importance to demonstrate certain tricks to me. He came one evening to my bungalow, dressed in a...

Wonderworkers Of Tibet

Tibet, more than any other part of the world, has suffered from a spate of misrepresentations, distortions and downright invention in Western literature which is almost unparalleled at any time. Reading the supposed travels of armchair authors, the strange tales of magic, mystery and spiritual wonders that are supposed to make up Tibetan life, one is reminded of the fanciful maps of ancient geographers. When they were uncertain of the features of some place or other, they would fill the space...

Juju Land Of The Twin Niles

Mungo comes into him, and he is made. . . . In the Sudan that sprawling territory between Egypt and Ethiopia one-third the size of Europe magic, black and white, still thrives. It took me over a year to disentangle and assess the three main kinds of sorcery and witchcraft in this strange yet fascinating area. To the north, where the Haifa Cataract spills Nile water into Lower Egypt, temples and monuments tell a story of ancient Pharaoflic ways still reflected in the habits of the local tribes....

Matos Spells And Magic Lightning Spiral

Characters used in Chinese Magical Invocations Celestial calligraphy 1 'Go away' 6 'Clouds' 3 'Dragon' 8 'Descend' 4 'Rise in the air' 9 The Five Elements Having passed this test, he begins to ascend the spirit-ladder of swords accompanied by the music of cymbals, drums and the wailing notes of a buffalo-horn. Upon his descent from this ordeal though the swords are not sharp he is considered to be initiated, and is now a fully-fledged priest of the order. The ceremony is completed by the...

The Fakirs And Their Doctrines

The Perfect Man gains his power through developing the mystic force inherent in the body. This is centred in the Five Secret Organs the Lataif. These are the Heart Centre, the Spirit Centre, the Secret Centre, the Hidden Centre, the Most Mysterious'Centre. . . Sheikh Ahmed El-Abbassi Secrets of Sufi Power, a development of Shah Muhammad Gwath's Secrets of the Mystic Way Asrar-ut-Tariqat, of the Naqshbandiyya Order . The West, which prides itself with some justification upon having rescued from...

Ojala Ojal

This is clearly a version of the abracadabra-motif, as it was described to me as a charm worn by a girl desiring a husband. When the Arabs were in Spain, as is well known, this word ojal from Ar. Inshallah, may Allah will it passed into the Spanish. It is still much used e.g. Ojal that such-and-such may happen . I had not, however, heard of it in Spain as a charm or spell. Most Spaniards and Latin Americans are ignorant of the philology of ojal . 68 Anon. Tilism wa'l Quwwa Talismans and Power ,...

The Arabian Contribution

Arabic Black Jinn Magic Talisman

In the name of Sulaiman, son of David upon whom be peace who made all the Jinn subject to him I do hereby, and in the name of King Sulaiman, and by his seal as my oath, bind myself to use the power that thou shalt give me in the way I think to be for the best, and to keep my power secret from all. Magician's oath Book of the Sevenfold Secret, First Gate. Little is known of Arab magical practices before the rise of Islam in the seventh century of this era. According to Arab tradition, Solomon...

Iranian Magic

Destruction of an enemy is wrought by a wax image, seven times melted and congealed in olden times they believed that its power pursued even beyond the grave. Persia Kitabi Asrari Sibri Qavi, 1326 A.H. A waxen effigy of a person placed beside a corpse caused evil to befall the cursed person. Assyria Maqlu, Tablet IV. Persia should be the best of all fields for the study of Middle Eastern magic. But the conquests and religious controversies which have affected this buffer country between East...

The Occult Art In China

It is sublime to be Master of the World. . . . Emperor K'ien Lung a.d. 1764 . China, with the oldest living civilization, claims a magical system and ritual dating back to the highest antiquity. Three things characterize Chinese occultism the widespread belief by all classes in the efficacy of occult practices, the belief that most phenomena are dominated by specific spirits, and the mysticism of Lao Tze. The present magical framework of China and of the Chinese communities stretching...

India Rites Of The Priestmagicians

I am dedicated to achieving power and knowledge in this world, and promotion in the other world. . . . Rite of Invocation to the Asuvata Tree. While little comparative research into the fundamentals of Eastern and Western occult lore has been carried out by dispassionate scholars, certain principles important to this study have been established. Perhaps the most startling of them is the strange similarity between the ancient Greek school, the rites of the Jewish Cabbalists, and the arcane...

Magical Rites Of The Atharva Veda

A curse with a thousand eyes comes, wheelborne and it seeks him that curses me like a wolf seeks the dwelling of the owner of sheep strike he that curses me, O Curse Him do I cast to his death Veda IV, 6 37. That the Atharva Veda of the Brahmins the 'Secret Work' is a textbook of magic will be obvious from the extracts presented here. What is more important to realize is that it is not regarded as a work of witchcraft or sorcery. Among the spells included are several which actually curse...

Magic Is International

If a man has laid a charge of witchcraft upon another man and has not justified it, he upon whom the witchcraft is laid shall go to the holy river, and if the holy river overcome him, he who accused him shall take to himself his house. Code of Hammurabi, circa 2000 b.c. 8 . The deeper one goes into the study of the supernatural and its devotees, the clearer it is that similar trends of thought have made men's minds work alike among communities so diverse that they might belong to different...

Matos Spells And Magic Lightning Golden Or White

Commanding the Genii the magical ring the power over winds and knowledge of the language of the birds. Solomon in the Valley of the Ants, according to the Koran. What was the Seal of Solomon The Most Great Name of God the Testament of Solomon conjuration of all evil spirits. The Key of Solomon, the Book of Asmodeus and their influence on the magic of the Middle East. The Circle Chinese magic contribution of Solomon. The demons and spirits of the Babylonians importance of this civilization in...

Solomon King And Magician

Verily, Solomon was the greatest of the magicians. He had power over the birds and beasts, and over men, from the highest to the lowest. Call, then, spirits and the Jinn in his name, and with his Seal and you shall triumph, if it be the Will of Allah 1 Miftah el-Qulub Key of the Hearts , Persian MS. of the ioooth Year of the Flight. If there is any bridge between the magical arts of Egypt, Israel and the West, that bridge is the collection of works, processes and traditions ascribed to Solomon,...

Commutoff Tarot

These names are memorized, and the appropriate one is inscribed within the outer concentric circle of evocation, together with words of power, the name of the Season, and the name of the Archangel of the Hour. The names of the Seasons are said to be equivalent to the names of the angels of the seasons Spring Caracasa , with Core, Amatiel, Commissoros. Summer comes under Gargatel, Tariel and Gariel. Two angels rule Autumn Tarquam and Guabarel. Winter completes the cycle with Anabael and the...

Souriel In Hebrew Script

Are thought to be typical of Jewish magical texts are at best badly interpolated. In other cases substitution may have taken place. Many scholars believe that much of the Jewish magical ritual contained in ancient manuscripts has been lost. For not only was Rabbinical hostility to be faced by Hebraic sorcerers 17 , but sometimes the fury of the people of the country in which they lived, often as a minority of their race. Their aid may have been invoked time and time again as rainmakers by the...

Sanskrit Shloka To Make Magic Square

Ght Afghan Fakir, credited with nse psychic powers, and specializing hypnosis of animals Ch. 7 right Persian wizard, in the patched of a Sufi Order. The wand, dagger ding are part of his magical acces-5 Ch. 11 Talismans must be made at certain times. They are to contain either or both of the magical metals iron and copper. Their symbolism is a powerful agent for compelling the subservience of spirits. Those who desire to cause discord, for example, must make their talisman square when the moon...

Organization Of The Orders

Mystical Orders of this type lay down rigid rules in a set pattern for aspirants to Sufi power. Apart from those who pursue the cult alone, all new recruits must be accepted according to a formula by a Pir, or teacher. Sons follow in their fathers' footsteps in entering the Order to which their parent belonged and only those who have been recommended by certain sponsors may be accepted as disciples into the first degree of'Salik' Seeker. Orders, which are named after their founder...

Egypt

Schematic Diagram Illustrating the Supposed Geographical Diffusion of Turanian Magic i. Areas of Mongol-Turanian population Italics z. Centres of magical synthesis and rediffusion Capitals 3. Turanian-Mongol centres of magical development and rediffusion Italic Capitals Pre-Islamic period up to Vllth century, a.d. of this is to be seen in the mediumistic trance state leading to prophecy and clairvoyance which is common to all. India, Mexico and ancient Egypt all have their snake-cults. The...

Ust Of Illustrations

House-decoration in Northern Sudan Frontispiece The Foam of Venus Between pages 78-79 Chinese spirit-writing instrument Aqil Khan, the alchemist Afghan Fakir Indian Sadhu Himalayan magician Persian wizard Sudanese sorcerer in magical regalia Between pages 110-111 Indian cave-temple at Ajanta Pre-Islamic cave-shrine at Petra Where the cloak of the Prophet Mohammed is kept Ritual magical dance at Kordofan Tiksay Lamasery Chung-Khwei, the demon-destroyer Chinese ritual sword of exorcism Shoki, the...