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on this page which you may wish to try out you do so at your own risk.
I will feature on my page only magical working on the right hand
path or so called white magic, whose benefit is for yourself or others,
but under no circumstances to be use to harm anyone.
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(Taken from the Book "Secrets of a Witches Coven" by Morwyn)
...During the same time, ceremonial magic, which followed the patterns
of ficino, Mirandola, the Roscrucians, and the Freemasons, was evolving.
Alphonse Louise Constant (1810-1875), better known by his nome de plume
Eliphas Levi, was a magician who borrowed from treatises dating back to
Paracelsus. Trained as a priest but never ordained, he tempted to
reconcile religion, science, and mysticism in his writings. He proposed
that the adept could receive spiritual teachings from a high plane by tapping
into what he called the "astral light of divine power" by force of will.
He was also the first to connect the twenty-two trumps of the major Arcana
of the tarot with the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Levi's influence on
end-of-the-century magicians was immense. Some people believe that
Aleister Crowly was his reincarnation, since Crowley was born shortly after
Levi's works, which have been translated by A.E. Waite, reveal a highly
imaginative interpretation of magic, so his claims should be taken with
a grain of salt. Among Levi's
books are The Great Secret, This History of Magic, and The Book of Splendors.
who contributed to the enrichment of the tarot was Gerard Encausse, better
known as Papus. Author of the celebrated book The Tarot of the Bohemians,
he became chief of the order of the Rose-Croix, which was founded in France
as an hermetic organisation. Papus equated the Tarot with the Bible
and posited that an entire system of
metaphysical knowledge was contained within the cards that synthesised
the teachings of many cultures. This view of the Tarot is still held widely
today, and magicians and Witches.
actualized upon the cards is practiced to see a clearer version of the meaning that the cards bring to the mind.
meditate upon the cards to tap this knowledge, as well as using tarot for
divination. Papus influenced the works of Oswald Wirth, a key occult
figure of the twentieth century.
Both Levi and Papus fired the imaginations of budding occultists all over
Europe and America. Here their doctrines were disseminated by Albert Pike
and EmmaHardinge-Britten. Englishmen inspired by Levi and Papus include
Francis Barret, whose book The Magus is a classic work in the field, and
Kenneth Mackenzie. Mackenzie had a friend whom he had entrusted a cipher
manuscript for safe keeping. Mackenzie died, his friend died, and
a clergyman friend of the friend discovered the manuscript. The clergyman
in turn, passed on the manuscript to Dr. Wynn Westcott, who, with the help
of his friend, S.L.MacGregor Mathers, deciphered it. On the basis
of these papers and other researchers, the two men founded the Isis-Urania
Temple of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in March 1888.
Wynn Westcott (1848-1925) was a London coroner and friend of Madame Helena
P.Blavatsky, and the Christian mystic, Anna Kingsford. He had also
read extensively the works of Levi and the alchemists. S.L. MacGregor
Mathers (1854-1918), a London commercial clerk, was a friend of Westcott's
and shared his absorption in the occult. He studied Egyptology and
other magical systems, including most of those touched upon in this brief
history, and synthesised them with the Mackenzie manuscript into the basic
tenets of their new occult fraternity. For awhile the leaders claimed
to have received their teachings and permission to found a new order from
German Rosicurcian adept named Anna Sprengel. But these allegations
proved false. The rites and rituals of the Golden Dawn owe their
genesis to the geniuses of Westcott and Mathers. Various branches
were established in London, Paris, and Edinburgh. However these
organisations were plequed with internal disputes and the Order eventually
dissolved. Some believe that the disintegration occurred because
the initiates did not take care to protect themselves sufficiently from
the powerful influences they invoked. According to Gareth Knight, Gerald
Yorke, an author who wrote a history of the order declared that the protective
training that failed to be assimilated by the initiates was: the assumption
that man has fallen from a condition of original grace which can only be
remedied by a re-orientation of the will, in repentance and reconciliation,
with God. Although lip service was given to this in certain teachings
of the Golden Dawn there was unfortunately, a general and stronger tacit
assumption that members of the Order were somewhat superior to the rest
of the human race, and by virtue of secret ceremonies, knowledge and practices
could elevate themselves to be considerably more superior."
The importance of the Golden Dawn, besides teaching by example this lesson
in human nature, is that the Order inspired many twentieth century occultists
and thus played a
significant role in the magical evolution of the present occult revival.
Interest in the teachings of the Golden Dawn has never flagged.
1 One of the simplest of magical arts which comes under
the heading of natural magic is candle burning. It is simple because
it employs little ritual and few ceremonial
artefacts. The theatrical props of candle magic can be purchased
at any epartment store and its rituals can be practised in any sitting
room or bedroom.
2 Most of us have performed our first act of candle magic
by the time we are two years old. Blowing out the tiny candles on
our first birthday cake and making a wish is pure magic. This childhood
custom is based on the three magical principals of concentration, will
power and visualisation. In simple terms, the child who wants his
wish to come true has to concentrate (blow out the candles), visualise
the end result (make a wish) and hope that it will come true( will power).
The size and shape of the candles you use is iimportant, although highly
decorative, extra large, or unusually shaped candles will not be suitable
as these may create distractions when the magician wants to concentrate
on the important work in hand. Most magicians prefer to use candles
of standard or uniform size if possible. Those which are sold in
different colours for domestic use are ideal.
4 The candles
you use for any type of magical use should be virgin, that is unused.
Under no circumstances use a candle which has already adorned a dinner
table or been used
as a bedroom candle or night-light. There is a very good occult reason
for not using anything but virgin materials in magic. Vibrations
picked up by second-hand materials or equipment may disturb your workings
and negate their effectiveness.
5 Some magicians who are artistically inclined prefer
to make their own candles for ritual and magical use. This is a very
practical exercise because not only does it impregnate the candle with
your own personal vibrations, but the mere act of making your own candle
is magically potent. Specialist shops sell candle wax and moulds
wicks, perfumes, and other equipment.
6 The hot wax is heated until liquid and then poured
into the mould through which a suitably sized wick has already been threaded.
The wax is then left to cool and once is this has occurred the mould is
removed , leaving a perfectly formed candle. Special oil-soluble
dyes and perfumes can be added to the wax before the cooling process is
complete to provide suitable colours and scents for a particular magical
ritual. Craft shops which sell candlemaking supplies can also provide do-it-yourself
books explaining the technicalities of the art to the beginner.
7 Once you have purchased or made your ritual candle
it has to be oiled or 'dressed' before burning. The purpose of dressing
the candle is to establish a psychic link between it and the magician through
a primal sensory experience. By physically touching the candle during
the dressing pocedure, you are charging it with our own personal
vibrations and also concentrating the desire of your magical act into the
wax. The candle is becoming an extension of the magician's mental
power and life energy.
8 When you dress a candle for magical use, imagine that
it is a psychic magnet with a North and a South pole. Rub the oil
into the candle beginning at the top or North end and work downwards
to the half-way point. Always brush in the same direction downwards.
This process is then repeated by beginning at the bottom or south end and
working up to the middle.
9 The best type of oils to use for dressing candles are
natural ones which can be obtained quite easily. Some occult suppliers
will provide candle magic oils with exotic names. If the magician does
not want to use these, he can select suitable oils or perfumes from his
own sources. The oils soluble perfumes sold by craft shops for inclusion
in candles can be recommended.
10 the candles you use can be coloured in accordance with the
following magical uses: white- spirituality and peace.
red- health,energy,strength,courage, sexual potency.
pink- love affection and romance.
yellow- intellectualism, imagination, memory and
green- fertility, abundance, good luck and harmony
blue-inspiration, occult wisdom, protection and
purple Material wealth, higher psychic ability,
spiritual power and idealism
silver- clairvoyance, inspiration, astral energy and
orange- ambition. career matters and the law.
11 If you wanted to use candle magic for healing, you would
select a red candle to burn. To pass an exam, burn a yellow candle,
to gain esoteric knowledge burn a blue candle or for material gain, burn
a purple one. It is obvious these colours relate to the signs of
the zodiac and the planetary forces.
simples form of candle magic is to write down the objective of your ritual
on a virgin piece of paper. You can use colour paper which matches
the candle. Write your
petition on the paper using a magical alphabet, such as theban, enochian,malachain,etc.
As you write down what you want to accomplish through candle magic-- a
new job, healing for a friend, a change of residence, a new love affair,
etc.-- visualise your dream coming true. Visualise the circumstances
under which you might be offered a new job,imagine your employer telling
you that your salary has been
increased or conjure up a vision of your perfect love partner.
you have completed writing down your petition, carefully fold up the paper
in a deliberately slow fashion. Place the end of the folded paper
in the candle flame and set
light to it. As you do this concentrate once more on what you want
14 When you have completed your ritual, allow the candle to
have completely burned away. You do not need to stay with the candle
after the ritual, but make sure that is safe and that red-hot wax
will not cause damage or fire. Never re-use a candle which has been
lit in any magical ritual. IT should only be used in that ritual
and then allowed to burn away or be disposed of afterwards.
15 If you are conducting a magical ritual which involves two
people (e.g. an absent healing for a person some distance away) then the
second person can be symbolically
represented during the ritual by another candle. /all you need to
do is find out the subject's birth date and burn the appropriate candle
for that zodiacal sign. These are as