Goetic LiturgyGoetic Liturgy

Both the formula itself, and example invocations and conjurations are given. This is also a manual of ritual composition; for working within a defined liturgical frame, providing structure rather than setting finite limits.

Author: Jake Stratton-Kent


ISBN: 1907881433


Page: 100

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First published in The Equinox: British Journal of Thelema, Volume VII 9-11 as 'Liturgical Approaches to Invocation & Evocation', GOETIC LITURGY concerns the art of invoking gods in order to conjure spirits by "the Egyptian formula." Both the formula itself, and example invocations and conjurations are given. This is also a manual of ritual composition; for working within a defined liturgical frame, providing structure rather than setting finite limits. The deities involved in these rituals are - or equate with - Greco-Egyptian deities from the period of the ancient syncretism. These are underworld deities, as appropriate to goetic tradition. Thus these rituals are equally applicable frameworks for working with the magical papyri & 'neo-archaic' approaches to the spirit catalogues of the grimoires.

Grimoire of Aleister CrowleyGrimoire of Aleister Crowley

... Hathor Tauroctony The seven Degree symbols of Mithraism Floorplan - A Mithraic Liturgy Maenad Floorplan - Goetia Floorplan - The Brazen Head The Sigil ...

Author: Rodney Orpheus

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633411432


Page: 320

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Group ritual has been a cornerstone of spiritual practice since time immemorial, yet its history and importance have often been overlooked by occultists of the modern age. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of group-oriented rites for modern magicians inspired by the works of Aleister Crowley. It contains rituals written by Crowley for his own magic circles, many of them unpublished during his lifetime, plus rare ancient texts that were Crowley's own inspiration. The rituals are newly edited and explained by Rodney Orpheus, who brings to this volume decades of experience in performing and teaching Aleister Crowley's rituals within Crowley's magical order Ordo Templi Orientis. He introduces each ritual with a clear overview, setting each in its historical context and explaining its function and mode of operation, and includes detailed notes on the setting and performance of each one. Whether absolute beginner or seasoned expert, magicians of all paths will find this volume to be an eminently workable and extremely powerful grimoire spanning centuries from ancient Mithraic and Bacchanalian rites, Goetia, and Gnosticism, right up to present day Crowleyan invocations and sexual magick.

Magic in Apuleius ApologiaMagic in Apuleius Apologia

... 'Mithras Liturgy'237 from the Great Paris Papyrus is comparable to contemporary theurgic rituals,238 although the boundaries between theurgy and goetic ...

Author: Leonardo Costantini

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110616675


Page: 301

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Despite the growing interest in Apuleius’ Apologia or Pro se de magia, a speech he delivered in AD 158/159 to defend himself against the charge of being a magus, the only comprehensive study on this speech and magic to date is that by Adam Abt (1908). The aim of this volume is to shed new light on the extent to which Apuleius’ speech reveals his own knowledge of magic, and on the implications of the dangerous allegations brought against Apuleius. By analysing the Apologia sequentially, the author does not only reassess Abt’s analysis but proposes a new reconstruction of the prosecution’s case, arguing that it is heavily distorted by Apuleius. Since ancient magic is the main topic of this speech, an extensive discussion of the topic is provided, offering a new semantic taxonomy of magus and its cognates. Finally, this volume also explores Apuleius’ forensic techniques and the Platonic ideology underpinning his speech. It is proposed that a Platonising reasoning – distinguishing between higher and lower concepts – lies at the core of Apuleius’ rhetorical strategy, and that Apuleius aims to charm the judge, the audience and, ultimately, his readers with the irresistible power of his arguments.

Religions of Late Antiquity in PracticeReligions of Late Antiquity in Practice

The Mithras Liturgy and Sepher Ha-Razim Kimberly B. Stratton The two texts presented ... did not constitute “magic” (goetia) as the ancients understood it.

Author: Richard Valantasis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691188164


Page: 511

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This is an unprecedented collection of nearly seventy Late Antique primary religious texts. These texts--all in new English translation and many appearing in English for the first time--represent every major religious current from the late first century until the rise of Islam. Produced through the efforts of thirty-six leading scholars in the field, they constitute a comprehensive view of religious practice in Late Antiquity. Religious life and performance during this period comprised diverse, often unusual practices. Philosophical ascent, magic, legal pronouncement, hymnography, dietary and sexual restriction, and rhetoric were all part of this deeply fascinating world. Religious and political identity often intertwined, as reflected in the Roman persecution of Christians. And a fluid boundary between religion and superstition was contested in daily life. Many practices, including ascetic training, crossed religious boundaries. Others, such as "incubation" at specific temples and certain divination rites, were distinctive practices of individual groups and orders. Intrinsically interesting, the practice of religion in the Late Antique also edifies modern-day religious life. As this volume shows, the origins of the contemporary Western religious terrain can be gleaned in this period. Rabbinic Judaism flourished and spread. Christianity developed still-important theological categories and structures. And even movements that did not survive intact--such as Neoplatonism and the once-powerful Manichaean churches--continue to influence religion today. This rich sourcebook includes discussions of asceticism, religious organization, ritual, martyrdom, religion's social implications, law, and theology. Its unique emphasis on practice and its inclusion of texts translated from lesser-known languages advance the study of religious history in several directions. A strong interdisciplinary orientation will reward scholars and students of religion, theology, gender studies, classical literatures, and history. Each text is accompanied by an introduction and a bibliography for further reading and research, making the book appropriate for use in any university or seminary classroom.

The Rhetoric of VisionThe Rhetoric of Vision

Magic , in short , parodies liturgy , just as the magician parodies Christ . ... 87 ; Bernadette Bosky , “ Grace and Goetia : Magic as Forced Compensation ...

Author: Charles Adolph Huttar

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838753140


Page: 356

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Charles Williams (1886-1945) was hailed by Eliot, Auden, Agee, and others for his metaphysical, ethical, and social vision. In this collection, nineteen scholars examine the rhetorical means he employed to convey that vision and the rhetorical theories that guided him. The contributors vary in approach, from close analysis of Williams's syntactic and semantic strategies to study of his larger concern for an organic unity of rhetoric and idea. They also address his cultivation of affect, aporia, dislocation, allusion, the rhetoric of genres, and other strategies. About half the essays consider Williams's fiction. They explore the theological roots of his theory of imagery; the rhetorical implications of his belief that language is inherently meaningful; his methods of creating "subjective correlatives" for heightened states of consciousness; and, in individual works of fiction, his revisionary use of time-travel and ghost-story conventions, his rhetorical application of Blakean "contraries," aspects of his diction and syntax, and his call to pursue integrity of speech as an ideal. Three essays discuss Williams's poetry, specifically his use of the occult as a mode of imagining, the social significance that permeates his idea of coinherence, and the key literary and personal influences on the evolution of his mature poetic style. Another three essays treat Williams's rhetoric in plays - his debts to medieval drama, his success with conversational style, and his reliance on ambiguity and skepticism. Finally, four examine Williams's evenhandedness and liveliness as a historian, his prose style in theological writing, his sensitivity to the rhetoric of detective fiction both as reviewer and as writer, and his markedly poetic style in literary criticism.
Arthur Edward Waite's “The Book of Black Magic” represents an exhaustive guide to the occult, looking at lore, magick, occultist history, ceremony, and much more. It contains a large number of magical spells and occult writings taken from a variety of sources, and it constitutes one of the greatest overviews of occultism by one of the most influential figures in Western occultism. Arthur Edward Waite (1857 – 1942), more commonly referred to as A. E. Waite, was an British scholarly mystic and poet. He was a prolific writer on occult and esoteric subjects who also co-created the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

The Goetia HymnsThe Goetia Hymns

A compendium of demonological hymns, prayers, and rites of worship, The Goetia Hymns offers the reader nearly 200 liturgical prayers that call upon the 72 Goetia devils in search of their blessings & benedictions.

Author: REV Cain


ISBN: 9798531743824


Page: 260

View: 379

A compendium of demonological hymns, prayers, and rites of worship, The Goetia Hymns offers the reader nearly 200 liturgical prayers that call upon the 72 Goetia devils in search of their blessings & benedictions. You will find a wide spectrum of prayers within The Goetia Hymns - everything from love, wealth, strength, protection, and justice to vengeance, knowledge, discovery, and otherworldly abilities are discussed within these pages - and the Goetia devils shall offer their assistance in any of these matters that may befall the worshipful apostle of Satan. In times of celebration, anxiety, sadness, rage, confusion, and further, you may utilize the prayers found within The Goetia Hymns to realign your focus, seek empowerment, and reaffirm your faith in our kingdom of Hell!

Invoking AngelsInvoking Angels

... liturgies] cover the truths of the mind with things derived from the realm ... corpus as the same term equated with demonic magic, goetia, by Augustine.

Author: Claire Fanger

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271051437


Page: 408

View: 237

"A collection of essays examining medieval and early modern texts aimed at performing magic or receiving illumination via the mediation of angels. Includes discussion of Jewish, Christian and Muslim texts"--Provided by publisher.

The Dictionary of DemonsThe Dictionary of Demons

... including codices and scrolls in Hebrew on topics ranging from astronomy to liturgy. ... Gemory: The fifty-sixth demon of the Goetia.

Author: Michelle Belanger

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738727455


Page: 384

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The Dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. In medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was believed that speaking a demon's true name could summon it, compel it, and bind it. Occult scholar Michelle Belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using both notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages.

The Fraternitas SaturniThe Fraternitas Saturni

LITURGY. The two main direct sources for FS rituals are the Ancient and Accepted ... from Rosicrucian, tantric, goetic, and Gnostic practices and rituals.

Author: Stephen E. Flowers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620557228


Page: 224

View: 560

The most in-depth work in English on the most influential secret magic group of 20th-century Germany, the Fraternitas Saturni, or Brotherhood of Saturn • Explores the history of the Order from its founding the late 1960s • Transcribes many rituals and practices in such detail that readers will be able to undertake their own experiential work • Examines the Order’s teachings on cosmology, the Kabbalah, the Saturnian Sacraments, electrical magic, and sexual mysticism--the Yoga of the Dark Light • Includes biographies of prominent members, including founder Gregor A. Gregorius, Karl Spiesberger (Frater Eratus), and Albin Grau (Master Pacitius) The most influential magical group in Germany during the 20th century, the Fraternitas Saturni, or Brotherhood of Saturn, is still the most active and important magical society in Germany today. But from its formal beginnings in 1926 in Weimar Berlin until around 1970 it was almost totally secret. Most of what is known about the Order in the English-speaking world is fragmentary and focuses exclusively on the sensational sex-magic practices and Luciferian tendencies of this magical lodge. Presenting the most in-depth work in English on the Fraternitas Saturni, Stephen Flowers examines the history of the Order from the mid-1920s to the late 1960s when the Order was fundamentally reformed. He details their path of initiation, secret doctrines, ritual practices, and magical formulas and offers biographies of the Order’s most prominent members, including founder Gregor A. Gregorius, Karl Spiesberger (Frater Eratus), Albin Grau (Master Pacitius), and Franz Saettler (Dr. Musallam). Exploring the Brotherhood’s guiding principles, he shows that at the heart of Saturnian ideology is the idea of Saturn-Gnosis: the interplay of opposing forces in the universe leading to the realization of the individual self as a god-like entity. He examines the Order’s teachings on cosmology, the Kabbalah, the Saturnian Sacraments, electrical magic, sexo-cosmology, sex-magic rites, and sexual mysticism--the Yoga of the Dark Light--and transcribes many of their actual rituals and practices, including the highly controversial Gradus Pentalphae, in such detail that readers will be able to undertake their own experiential work. Explaining the meanings of all 33 grades of the Order, the author also looks at the infamous Freemasonic Order of the Golden Centurium, the cult of Adonism, the links between Thelema and the Fraternitas Saturni, and the rare teachings of Master Pacitius (Albin Grau), the visual genius behind the film Nosferatu. He also includes rare reports by Aleister Crowley concerning his interaction with some of the forerunners to the Order and letters from the Order’s founder, Gregor A. Gregorius, to the “Great Beast.”

The Secret DoctrineThe Secret Doctrine

As the dogma, the liturgy, and the rites professed by the Roman Apostolical ... of the impudence of demons and Goetic necromancy.... the latter is divine.

Author: H.P. Blavatsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101992586


Page: 1296

View: 190

Madame Blavatsky's Victorian-era masterpiece is now scaled down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of one of history's seminal occult works. The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written. Published since 1888 only in expensive, two-volume editions of some 1,400 pages, it has long eluded the grasp of modern readers- until now. This single-volume edition, abridged and annotated by historian and Theosophical scholar Michael Gomes, places the ideas of The Secret Doctrine within reach of all who are curious. In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's famous stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos- mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and which form the heart of The Secret Doctrine. Gomes scrupulously scales down the book's key writings on symbolism to their essentials, and offers notes and a glossary to illuminate arcane references. His historical and literary introduction casts new light on some of the book's sources and on the career of its brilliant and elusive author, one of the most intriguing personages of the nineteenth century. At once compact and representative of the work as a whole, this new edition of The Secret Doctrine brings unprecedented accessibility to the key esoteric classic of the modern era.

Not Exactly GhostsNot Exactly Ghosts

Mr Tylethorpe's recent readings had taught him enough of goetic ritual for him to realise that he had visionally ... The Rector's reading of the liturgy ...

Author: Andrew Caldecott

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840225491


Page: 305

View: 978

Here together for the first time in one volume are the twenty five spooky stories created by Sir Andrew Caldecott in two collections the 1940s: Not Exactly Ghosts and Fires Burn Blue.Caldecott, who only turned to fiction after retiring from the civil service, allowed his lifelong fascination with the supernatural full reign in these simple yet remarkably disturbing stories. Taking his inspiration from the master of the ghost story, M. R. James, who chilled by implication rather than by gory description, Caldecott created believable but unsettling scenarios which effectively produce a sense of unease in the reader. The mundane becomes horrific; the everyday is unnerving; and the commonplace is frightening. At last these rare forgotten gems are available once more to stir the imagination and chill the blood.

The Dictionary of Demons Expanded RevisedThe Dictionary of Demons Expanded Revised

Bilet is a variation on the Goetic demon Bileth. ... including codices and scrolls in Hebrew on topics ranging from astronomy to liturgy.

Author: M. Belanger

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738765495


Page: 508

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This premium-hardcover, limited edition of one the world's most important books on demonology has been expanded to include even more fascinating details about even more demons. Ever since the publication of the original book, author M. Belanger has been collecting material for this expanded, tenth-anniversary edition. The addition of new articles, demons, appendices, and art make the bestselling Dictionary of Demons into an even more comprehensive resource. You will discover an expanded introduction, special extended articles, an update to the Decans of the Zodiac, additional entries on demons that were not previously included, and dozens of new illustrations. These additions explore the roots of demonology, comparative mythologies, and the influence of important source texts. Compiled from intensive research on notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition, The Dictionary of Demons is one of the most complete compendiums of demonic names available anywhere. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages.

The Triumph of the MoonThe Triumph of the Moon

... and therefore the earliest known version of the witch liturgy . ... the Goetia , a work on the cabbala , various works by Crowley , the Waite - Smith ...

Author: Ronald Hutton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192562296


Page: 543

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'a brilliant history' The Sunday Times 'makes for riveting reading' The Independent Modern pagan witchcraft is arguably the only fully-formed religion England has given the world, and has now spread across four continents. This second edition of The Triumph of the Moon extensively revises the first full-scale scholarly study of modern pagan witchcraft. Ronald Hutton examines the nature and development of this religion, and offers a history of attitudes to witchcraft, paganism and magic in British society since 1800. Its pages reveal village cunning folk, Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders of woodcraft and scouting movements, Freemasons, and members of rural secret societies. We also find some of the leading figures of English literature, from the Romantic poets to W. B. Yeats, D. H. Lawrence and Robert Graves, as well as the main personalities who have represented pagan witchcraft to the public world since 1950. Thriller writers like Dennis Wheatley, and films and television programmes, get similar coverage, as does tabloid journalism. The material is by its nature often sensational, and care is taken throughout to distinguish fact from fantasy, in a manner not previously applied to most of the stories involved. Meticulously researched, The Triumph of the Moon presents an authoritative insight into an aspect of modern cultural history which has attracted sensational publicity but has hitherto been little understood. This edition incorporates new research carried out by the author as well as research by others who have been inspired by this book over the twenty years since its first publication.

Magic in the Roman WorldMagic in the Roman World

J. 4-5, 55 Garrett, S. 5 goetia 9 Goldin. ... Rabbi 94 Julius Caesar 75, 77 Justin Martyr 79 Keyser, P. 62 Lewy, H. 23 liturgy 49, 81-2 love-rites 6, ...

Author: Naomi Janowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134633678


Page: 160

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Using in-depth examples of 'magical' practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word 'magic' was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term for other people's rituals. Naomi Janowitz shows that 'magical' activities were integral to late antique religious practice, and that they must be understood from the perspective of those who employed them.

The HarrowingThe Harrowing

“'Goetia,' 'The Grimoire of Pope Hono- rius,' 'De Nigromancia' — oh, ... “Interesting references for the director of liturgy, don't you think?

Author: Jay Nelson

Publisher: Jay Nelson

ISBN: 9781588988157


Page: 372

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A recovering alcoholic seeking to rebuild his life, Bruno Nolan suddenly recalls being sexually abused as an altar boy. Opposed by his younger brother, Fr. Mike, a rising star in the Church, and their old pastor, Fr. Sean Malachy, Bruno struggles to uncover the secrets of his past. Meanwhile, Msgr. Tom DeLaval, whose unspeakable sins threaten to undo powerful members of the Church hierarchy, flees, only to strike back with blackmail and black magic. With Cas, a beautiful and troubled artist and other abuse victims, Bruno must fight for the truth, his soul, and the lives of his family as they strive to uncover the truth. As dark and suggestive as today's disturbing headlines, The Harrowing is a modern psychological thriller.

Magic and the Dignity of ManMagic and the Dignity of Man

... theurgia, and goetia had distinct meanings in Latin. ... From a plea in church to Saint Michael it was a short step to a liturgy for Metatron, ...

Author: Brian P. Copenhaver

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674238268


Page: 624

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Pico della Mirandola, one of the most remarkable thinkers of the Renaissance, has become known as a founder of humanism and a supporter of secular rationality. Brian Copenhaver upends this understanding of Pico, unearthing the magic and mysticism in the most famous work attributed to him, The Oration on the Dignity of Man.