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A creation of the universe using Egyptian symbolism

Someone asked for a magical worldview which did not incorporate re-incarnation, or Karma and yet did the same sorts of things.   Here is a basic Egyptian one which can be used to find answers to many different questions and also slots in nicely to the Golden Dawn.There was never a beginning or an end, just darkness.  Well, when I say darkness I mean everything and nothing.  The Ancient Egyptians called it Nun.  Then this being, which until then could only be described by what it was not, decided to be something. It created an idea of a universe. That idea was called by the Ancient Egyptians Thoth – the Mind of the One Thing and he created more ideas,

What if you are wrong?

In the 1984 the Wizard of Christchurch taught me a very important esoteric lesson.People from outside New Zealand might not have heard of the Wizard of Christchurch.  He is a triple doctorate who made it his life’s work to become a “living work of art.”   Practically this meant dressing up as a Wizard and coming out with very funny speeches in Christchurch’s square.Wizard of Christchurch He was never an occultist.  He once told me that he hated occultism because “occult meant secret” and if something was secret there must be something wrong with it.”But because he called himself a Wizard, that made him the target for born again Christians who did not quite get the joke and thought he was practising

Apprenticed to Magic

At the end of the 20th century the system of magical training started to break down.  There once was a time that you would be taught by one person who would show you their magical system, which was often worked out over years by experience.  To some measure that changed with the adoption of the Order system.  You would join a group like the Order of the Golden Dawn and that would train you.  What really happened was nothing of the sort.   An order, like the Golden Dawn, would perform some of the magical work on the students sphere of sensation, but actual training was carried out by adepts who knew what they were doing.But sir, you might know the secrets

Temple of the Cosmos

I have been reading Templeof the Cosmos by Jeremy Naydler and he hits some rather important points which some neo-pagans might not like much.The book looks at what the Ancient Egyptian worldview would have actually been and how this could have led to many of religious ideas.  What Naydler accidently does is put a spanner in the works of would be neo-pagans who wished to create a modern form of Egyptian worship with their worldview.If Temple of the Cosmos is to be believed to get a real Egyptian religion you would have to short circuit many of the modes of thinking of modern life.  Naydler believes that the world that the Ancient Egyptians had was one where their myth,

Roman Salt

I have been doing some research into the Roman Goddess Vesta and I found something that might be interesting for those who follow the Western Mystery Tradition. Salt usually makes an appearance in magical ritual in connection to the North and it is often linked to the idea of purification of the material nature.Although this was a traditionalimage of Vesta she was more often jjust seen as being fire.New agers like to write off Vesta as the goddess of the hearth and concentrate on her cooking skills.  This makes her into a paragon of housewives.   But she was a lot more than that. She was a fire goddess and as such was the sacred element that held Rome together.  She was one