Saturday, January 24, 2009
GOD’s OF THE ANCIENT Egyptian’s;
Amulets were ornaments believed to endow the wearer
With their magical properties. Many amulets worn in
This life would be taken to the tomb for use in the
After-life. Funeral amulets were made to be set on
The mummy to provide assistance on the journey thru
The under World.
...Some amulets depicted Egyptian deities
And placed the wearer - dead or alive - under the
Protection of that god. Other amulets could be
Modeled on animals whose particular qualities or
Behaviors the wearer may have wished to assimilate.
Yet another type depicted parts of the human anatomy,
e.g. a foot would endow the deceased with the power
Of movement. Amulets also depicted symbols of power
Such as the pharaoh's scepters.
Amulets were made from a variety of materials - many
From a blue- or green-glazed composition known as
Egyptian faience- a ceramic composed of crushed sand
Or quartz with small amounts of lime and either
Natron or plant ash.
This was coated with a vitreous-alkaline type glaze,
Generally bright blue-green in color due to the use
Of copper. Other materials used included; glass,...
Semi-precious stones (including cornelian and the
Prized Lapis lazuli), and less commonly as; bronze,
gold ...and silver...
One of the most powerful Egyptian amulets was the
"Udjat eye" or the eye of Horus which was said to
Protect everything behind it from evil. It was
Widely worn by both the living, as well as the dead.
The most popular scarab, often used as the seal,
Symbolized re-birth. Many Egyptian amulets depicted
Gods, some of which follows:
ANUBIS: Jackal, God of the mummification.
BASTET: The cat goddess, - daughter of re.
BES: Protected women in childbirth.
HORUS: Often shown as a falcon and became
...Identified with the pharaoh.
Isis: The protector; typified the wifely and
Maternal virtues. Wife of Osirus.
Khnum: Lord of Elephantine at the First Cataract
-Closely connected with the rise of the Nile.
Osirus: Revered Lord of "The Dead" & the Underworld.
Re/(Ra): The sun god - often combined with Amun as
Amun-ra. ...Aka (Amun-re) "Son of GOD"
Better known as; (Son of SUN GOD)…
(Coincidental…?) This stuff is older than
Jesus by over (5000 years, BC)
SHU: God of the air.
THOTH: Patron of the scribes; (aka); God of wisdom.
........Copyright © 1996-2006. LonnieCraig/Ph.D.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Goth Based Magic…
As a Dark arts teacher for over 25 years-
Iv dabbled in all types of magic,
But none of the common traditions stand
out as more powerfully as “Goth”.
The Goth Craft, as it is sometime called
is much akin to the satanically based
Kind of dark arts. The worlds master
dark-arts; teacher Anton Lavey… also
Taught in his number one best seller;
The Satanic Rituals that (emotion) was
And still is the most powerful ingredient
to “any spirit-based magic”.
Number; 94 of the book, Goth Craft- by;
Writer/publisher Raven Digitalis,
He goes on to state that; “emotions” are
the key to spirituality & magic. The
Idea behind magic is to not to just
transform your realities into a much more
Desirable outcome thru (emotional energies)
but “magic” without emotion-
the ritual itself is a guaranteed looser.
His exact quote was; so, what do emotions
Have to do with spirituality & magic?
(Everything!) Change is triggered by
Magic, “magic” is triggered by (intention)
& intention is triggered by (thought)
…And thought is triggered by (emotion).
The caster must project emotion in
Order to manifest the will & without
emotion- the spell is just mundane and
is Insignificant as any-other activity
& very little power is focused into
I really enjoyed & learned much from
this young author. His book & others can
Be obtained thru Llewellyn Worldwide;
www.llewellyn.com Raven also has a
Major site of his own listed as;
www.RavenDigitalis.com He holds a B.A.
in Anthropology, An animal rights activist
& DJ’s for EBM and industrial music.
He is a Neopagan Priest of the disciplined
eclectic “shadow magic tradition;
Opus Aima Obscurae. He has got to be the
youngest Wizard Iv ever known…
He takes Goth, Wicca, Cabala, Zen and Angel
magic, blending “all” of them into the
most powerful of any Tool for Spirit/magic
Iv ever used in my own magic circles. His
book kept me spell-bound. I couldn’t put it
down till after the last page was complete
By; MerlinZ, aka; saintlysorcerer of MySpace.
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