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The Death of Time

Recently I’ve been researching into the process of the granular division of time in the late medieval grimoires. In doing so I feel I’ve stumbled across some pretty significant information about this tradition. This article will expand on the following, that the conjuration of spirits has been a long standing tradition of not just calling[…]

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A Rose By Any Other Name

A rose by any other name is still a rose, but what about a spirit by any other name? In a recent interview on Inside the Magick Circle, I was asked a question about spirits which seem to have a correlation to each other but have different names. Sometimes these names may be corruptions but[…]

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The Sword: Engrave or Write?

It was brought to my attention from Alexander Eth regarding a significant detail about the names upon the sword of the art. As we dive deeper and deeper into the work of the Elucidariums, it occurred to him that the instruction about the celestial pentacles state, “sculptum in competenti metallo” or to engrave in the[…]

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Consecration and the Priest

Historically several Grimoires require priests to perform consecration or pray for the magician. But is it really necessary to find a priest to do these things for you? Before we can answer this, we need to look at the historical lineage of particular texts. For example the Key of Solomon does not appear to require[…]

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The Pentacle of the Heptameron

Let it be a Priests Garment, if it can be: but if cannot be had, let it be of linen, and clean. Then take this Pentacle made in the day and hour of Mercury, the Moon increasing, written in parchment made of a kids skin. But first let there be said over it the Mass of the[…]

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Anointing Oil of Exodus (Abramelin Oil)

Take thou also unto thee the chief spices, of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty, and of cassia five hundred, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin. And thou shalt make[…]

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Confusion: Topaz, Chrysolite, Sapphire

The tenth stone is Crisolitus and it is of golden colour & sparkling as fire. his power is to gather together deuills & winds. And his vertue is to defend the place where it is from euill spiritts & dead men that they do not there any euill. And that deuills obey to thee. And[…]

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Broken Links in Sepher Razielis

I had a great chat with Al Cumins and Joseph H Peterson yesterday to discuss some potential discrepancies with a few herb. First on the subject was the 10th herb, apium. This is understood to be celery to some and parsley to others, but it has some serious evil connotations of what was an unknown[…]