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; Life a sharer of the Sun's lessed him, and have nd supposed to be used only >f the largely magical Atharva : Hindus. Originally called the cording to Hindu theology, is ourth Veda sometimes applied with Satan-worship is a later, he Inquisition and the reign of

Top, left: Sudanese sorcerer in magical regalia, about to conduct an initiation ceremony (Ch. 6) Centre, left: Indian cave-temple at Ajanta, considered the ideal place for Atharvic rites {Ch. 13)

Bottom, left: Pre-Islamic cave-shrine at Petra (Ch. 8). "Still the haunt of Solomon's Djinns" Top, right: Unique picture of the shrine where the cloak of the Prophet Mohammed reposes, in Kandahar (Ch. 8) Bottom, right: Ritual magical dance at Kordofan, Sudan (Ch. 6). Note magical axes and state of exaltation of the performers

Top: Tiksay Lamasery, reputed home of an "abominable snowman".

Bottom, left: Chung-Khwei, the Chinese demon-destroying spirit, accompanied by a bat

Centre: Chinese ritual sword of exorcism, made of brass coins strung with red cotton on a magnetized rod.

All coins must be of the same dynasty (Ch. 17)

Bottom, right: Shoki: Japanese counterpart of Chung-Khwei. Belt, sword and robes are similar and considered necessary Bottom, centre: Ancient Buddhist Stupa, where the Bonist demon, Yama, is invoked. Unique photograph magical rites of the atharva veda iii

oins must be of the same dynasty 17)

right: Shoki: Japanese counterpart lung-Khwei. Belt, sword and robes milar and considered necessary centre: Ancient Buddhist Stupa, e the Bonist demon, Yama, is ind. Unique photograph oins must be of the same dynasty 17)

right: Shoki: Japanese counterpart lung-Khwei. Belt, sword and robes milar and considered necessary centre: Ancient Buddhist Stupa, e the Bonist demon, Yama, is ind. Unique photograph taken him into immortality. Bhaga and Soma are with him, carrying him high, to prolong his days.

There will now be no danger of death:

This world will keep you, forever, rise up I The Sun, the Wind, the Rain, are all with thee!

Thy body shall be strong and unaffected by any disease. Life will be thine, I promise it; enter this ascending Never-perishing, age-old chariot. . . .

Thy heart will be strong, thou shalt be apart from others. Forget those who have died, they are no longer for thee.

The twin many-coloured dogs of Yama, guards of the road, Shall not follow thee (to take thy life).

Follow the path where the fire will guide thee, the purifying flame, and it will not harm thee, this celestial burning 1

Savitar, the Saver, will guard thee, taking into converse The great Vayu, of the living, Indra; and strength and Breath shall be with thee: the spirit of life will Ever remain. No illness shall touch thee; all Powers are on Thy side.

By a variety of efforts I have rescued thee: henceforth There will not be any danger, nor death, nor disease.

This spell, like the others in the Veda, is chanted by the Brahmin before the man who desires everlasting life. The next charm is used if the operator himself wishes his days prolonged (74).

"Take hold of this charm that subjects to immortality, may thy life unto old age not be cut off! I bring to thee anew breath and life: go not to mist and darkness, do not waste away!

Come hither to the light of the living; I rescue thee unto a life of a hundred autumns! Loosing the bands of death and imprecation, I bestow upon thee long life extended very far.

From the Wind thy breath I have obtained, from the sun thine eye; thy soul I hold fast in thee: be together with thy limbs, speak articulating with thy tongue!

With the breath of two-footed and four-footed creatures I blow

Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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