Whats in a name

The issue of the name of God is an important one, for in some sense to give something a name is to define it. For Medieval sorcerers to know the name of a spirit was to control it. In the Gnostic tradition we understand the frailty of the human spirit and the desire to project humanity onto divinity, this tendency towards anthropomorphism is a dangerous one. Since man is fallen and matter is in a state of decay, to project humanity onto divinity is to, by necessity, bring divinity down to a human level. While certainly images, legends, myths and Godnames have their place, their value is in what they represent rather than in themselves. In regards to the name(s) of God in the Old Testament there is a real quandary, there are many names for God, though translated under the one title in English. What makes it more difficult is that each name has a different meaning, the name Elohim, for example, means Mighty Ones (note it is plural) and can be applied to any form of demi-god, destructive or constructive, of the light or of darkness.

Generally speaking, the use of the term Elohim in the Old Testament tends to hide the fact that the beings who are communicating are fallen Archons or worse still, the false creator masquerading as forces of light. The same applies to the formula of YHVH, while it has a esoteric meaning, it too, has been twisted to reflect the barbaric and violent storm God that is falsely represented throughout the Old Testament as the creator. For these reasons Gnostics tend to avoid the Old Testament names of God altogether and identify the Old Testament Yahweh and Elohim with Ialdoboath, the false Archon who brought about the creation of fallen matter.

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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