By Scott Cunningham
“A treasure trove of useful magic for either beginners and more matured practitioners . . . fantastically crafted spells that invoke the alchemy of possibility.”―PanGaia
A leaf from an oak tree . . . a wildflower . . . water from a gleaming flow . . . airborne dirt and dust from a funky darkish cave―these are the age-old instruments of traditional magic. Born of the earth, owning inherent strength, they watch for basically our contact and purpose to deliver their magical features to life.
The 4 parts are strong magical instruments. utilizing their energies, we will rework ourselves, our lives, and our international. This much-loved, vintage consultant bargains greater than seventy-five spells, rites, and easy rituals you could practice utilizing the amazing powers of the flora and fauna.
Scott Cunningham used to be a significantly revered instructor and probably the most influential individuals of the fashionable Craft move. A practitioner of elemental magic for two decades, he wrote greater than fifty books, together with the seminal Wicca: A consultant for the Solitary Practitioner.
"In the mid-19th century, 80 years sooner than the opportunity discovery of a treasure trove of Gnostic manuscripts in a sell off in Egypt, C.W. King gathered what was once identified concerning the Gnostics during this booklet. at the moment there have been purely 3 resources of knowledge on Gnosticism: polemics opposed to them via early Christian writers, the Pistis Sophia, and a jumble of complicated pictures and cryptic inscriptions on Roman-era gem stones and amulets.
In spite of all the lacking jigsaw items, King controlled to collect an image of the Gnostics that is nonetheless mentioned at the present time as authoritative. instead of one monolithic crew, the Gnostics had very diversified ideals. a few proposal that Jesus was once a guy, whereas others inspiration that he was once a God, and a few believed that he grew to become a God purely after he was once baptized. a few believed in a fight among stable and evil, others have been non-dualistic. so much had widely-varying complex platforms of intermediaries among the final word deity and humanity. at the face of it, this seems polytheistic, yet as an alternative used to be an try and remedy the matter of ways an ideal God may possibly create a less than excellent global. a lot of those Aeons later grew to become the demons and angels of Medieval and Renaissance magic.
King seeks hyperlinks to Gnostic symbols and ideology some distance afield, from India, to the Templars, Rosicrucians and Illuminati. He discusses Mithra and Serapis worship, and offers many examples of Roman and Greek magical spells and talismans. He discusses the fudged birthdate of Jesus, Masons' marks, and Simon Magus. The e-book is an engaging travel of hidden knowledge." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)
Table of Contents:
Publisher's Preface; Preface; creation; Gnosticism And Its resources; Gnosticism And Its starting place; Pistis-sophia; The booklet Of Enoch; Gnosticism In Its starting; impression Of Judaism at the old global; The Zendavesta; The Kabbala And The Talmud; Indian assets Of Gnosticism.--manes; Buddhism; Simonianism; Basilides; The Ophites; equipment Of The Gnosis; The Worship Of Mithras And Serapis; foundation Of Mithraicism; The Mithraic Sacraments; A Roman Mithras In His Cave; Mithraic Talismans; Gnostic Sacraments And Initiations As attached With The Mithraic; St. Augustine On Gnosticism; The Figured Representations Of Serapis; The possible starting place Of Serapis; Monuments Of The Serapis Worship; The Caduceus, And Its Symbolism; dying, As Depicted In historical paintings; Tomb-treasures; The Evil Eye; On A Ceraunia Of Jade switched over right into a Gnostic Talisman; Abraxas, Abraxaster, And Abraxoid gem stones; The AgathodÆmon Worship; The Chnuphis Serpent; Abraxaster, Or Borrowed forms; Abraxoids, Or gemstones Confounded With the genuine Gnostic; the genuine Abraxas gem stones; Gnostic Plaque; The God Abraxas As defined by means of The Christian Fathers; "abraxas"--etymology Of; Abraxas--its Numerical strength; The Abraxas faith; The Ineffable identify within the Hindoo shape; Abraxas-gems, Their fabrics, Workmanship, And Nature; Legends And FormulÆ; The Figured Monuments Of Gnosticism; Gnostic SiglÆ, Symbols, Legends defined; The identify IAΩ; Abraxas, New form of; unique function of those FormulÆ; Gnostic Theogony; The Scheme Of The Ophites; the reason for Sin; country After loss of life Of The Uninitiated; destiny Punishments; Talismanic Leaden Scrolls; Templars, Rosicrucians, Freemasons; Masonic Origins; The Earliest Masonic rfile; No Relation of recent Masons To MediÆval Guilds; Masons' Marks; beginning of contemporary Freemasonry; The Rosicrucians; The Templars; Idols Of Baphomet; Manicheism; The Assassins; The Sufis; Diffusion Of Oriental tradition; occupation Of Continence; Mithraicism; The Transmission Of Gnostic Symbols; The Illuminati; end; Description Of The Plates; creation; Plate A. a number of forms of The God Abraxas; Plate B; Plate C; Plate D. Sigils Of The Cnuphis Serpent; Plate E. Monuments Of The Serapis Worship; Plate F. old Eg
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