By Norman R. Kraft
For the individual wishing to embark upon a competent path in magic, in a position the place a operating team isn't confirmed, or for the person that easily seeks a solitary perform, Ogdoadic Magick is the appropriate resource. every little thing the start up might hope is located in those pages: a starting place in magical ethics, an exploration of Jungian archetypes as magical instruments, wards and warding, easy methods to create a mystical gown, an advent to the 5 components and the Qabalah, in addition to good directions for developing a regular and weekly perform. Norman Kraft's Ogdoadic Magick begun as a coaching handbook for individuals of a latest mystical order, the Aurum Solis, of their first initiatory measure. This booklet takes the amateur step by step via a whole 12 months of magical perform. Kraft's paintings contains a transparent definition of magic, drawing on assets in the Aurum Solis and from different revered traditions. He solutions the query "How does magic work?" with an insightful dialogue of the real paintings of magic: the invention and enlightenment of the real self.
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This is an archetypal moment of true self. Galahad achieving the Grail and ascending with it to heaven is another drama of self. Lancelot's failure to achieve the Grail illustrates his failure to achieve the true self. Campbell noticed that there was a typical sequence of actions attributed to heroic figures in myth. A legendary hero is usually the founder of a religion, city, philosophy, or other event or object that changes the course of a culture's development for the better. A hero is one who must leave his or her normal world in order to complete a journey or perform a task, someone who is willing to sacrifice his or her own needs on behalf of others.
We have numerous examples of Babylonian and Egyptian religious song and chant. The Greeks and Romans sang to their gods and goddesses. Native Americans chant their prayers in dances to the gods. " Martial arts practitioners experience the power of the spoken voice as they learn to use the yell as one of their weapons. Pagans and Wiccans engage in rhythmic, rhyming chants and songs for their celebrations of the Earth, their gods, and their goddesses. Throughout history, the aspirations of the human heart have been expressed in song and chant more often than any other medium.
Of these, Jose Silva's Silva Mind Control has much to recommend it to beginning students of magick. It teaches an effective tool that may easily be applied to magical work. Steinbrecher's system is recommended to the advanced beginner or intermediate student as one more oriented toward magick. CHANTING: THE POWER OF VOICE Some years ago, I awoke early one morning while on retreat at a Zen Buddhist monastery. The dawn air was cool as I stepped out of my small, sparsely furnished room and passed through a doorway , onto a covered stone walkway overlooking the main yard and gardens of the monastery The scent of baking bread wafted toward me from the kitchens and the small sounds of breakfast preparations only disturbance to the quiet of the scene.
Ogdoadic Magick by Norman R. Kraft