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Blessed Spring Equinox


Wishing everyone a most Blessed Spring Equinox, the rites we gather and celebrate are truly in our hearts and there is not always a need to be in a public or large circle, we manifest and cast our own circles when we do magic to bring health, healing, prosperity and joy to others lives.

This Spring Equinox may you all be in my circle of magic and may you all be blessed with all fantastic joys and new endeavours.

My love is my circle and that is the strongest magic of all. Look into the mirror and see where your truth lies from within, do you do magic for the greater good or do you do it to build up your ego the latter is the wrong way to go for when we give openly without thinking of ourselves we are blessed beyond all we can imagine.

Blessed Spring Equinox to you all and Happy New Year.


Invocation of the Moon


moon

Hail to you oh, Goddess, the Moon, blessed lady, fortunate, cold

and moist, temperate and beautiful. Of all the planets you are the

head and key, your movement is smooth, you have shining light, lady

of happiness and joy, of good words, of good fame, of the power to

bless.

You are the lover of law and ponder the things of the world, and

your thought is subtle. You love joyful singing and enjoy joking and

love, you are the lady of ambassadors and messages and of the

revealing of secrets. You are high and noble, you are nearer to us

than the other planets, you are more powerful than all of them and

bright; you bring good and evil, you connect the planets to one

another, you transfer their light, you control everything through your

goodness.

And everything in the world is adorned by your ornament and

by your judgment all is judged. You begin all things, you are their

end. You above all planets have nobility and honor. And in this way

I call upon you.

I conjure you by [all Buddhas & Bodhisattvas] and by Celan and

Silija’il, who are the angels God has set over you to complete your

effects,

I invoke you by all your names; in Arabic, Camar [Qamar]; in

Latin, Luna; in Persian, Mehe [Mah]; in Greek, Zamahyl [Sam’a’il];

in Indian, Cerim [Suma]; in Roman, Celez [Selene], have mercy on

me and receive my humble petition, fill this talisman with your

power, with your spirit, with your pneuma, look with favor on us,

help us to be successful, and to be happy, healthy and safe. Thanks

be unto you, O Moon!


Neapolitan Witchcraft


Neapolitan Witchcraft

The following 19th century folklore article is referencd to by Leland in his Preface to Aradia or the Gospel of Witches, 1899. It contains many small and marvelous treasures of Italian magical lore, including discussion of lore about the witches’ council meeting under the walnut-tree of Benevento, the flight of Herodiade, healing spells, prayers or spells made upon rosary without medals or knoted cords, etc.

If the reader has ever met with the works of the learned folk-lorist G. Pitre, or the articles contributed by “lady Vere De Vere” to the Italian Rivista, or that of J. H. Andrews to Folk-Lore,* he will be aware that there are in Italy great nubers of strege, fortune-tellers or witches, who divine by cards, perform strange ceremonies in which spirits are supposed to be invoked, make and sell amulets, and, in fact comport themselves generally as their reputed kind are wont to do, be they Black Voodooists in America or sorceresses anywhere.
*March, 1897: “Neapolitan Witchcraft”
–Charles G. Leland, Aradia or the Gospel of Witches, A New Translation by Mario Pazzaglini, Ph. D. and Dina Pazzaglini, 1989, p.115.

It seems that many 19th century folklorists mixed up different types of “withces” willy nilly. Andrews made no distinction between those who act for good or ill. He lumped together those who called upon devils in charms with those who invoked Jesus. Descriptions of deeds quite probably done by genuine living 19th century practitioners were intermixed with imaginary deeds done by folkloric witches.

Activities involving the use of a padlock and knotted cord to attract a lover and that certain charms were taught on Christmas eve were presented along with witches magically removing a hump from a hunchback, dancing naked to cure a sick person, and flying.

Probably Andrews intermixed these activities because they all fall into the realm of folklore about magic. However, by using the single English word, “witch,” he implies all these activities were done by one of the strega.

Leland, wrting at about the same time period, apparently has done much the same. He labeled all Italian female practitioners of magic and divination as strega.

FOLK-LORE
TRANSACTIONS OF THE FOLK-LORE SOCIETY

Vol III March, 1897 No.1

NEAPOLITAN WITCHCRAFT
by J.B. Andrews

Southern Italy has been for many ages the favorite country for witches; they come from all parts of the peninsula to the Grand Councils held under the walnut-tree of Benevento, and even from more distant lands, for its fame is celebrated in Mentonnese tradition. This tree is to have been destroyed by S. Barbato in 660, during the reign of Duke Romualdo, in contending against superstition. Benevento was formerly called Malevento, a name perhaps significant. The site of the tree is now disputed, its very existence doubted; but witches still pretend to meet on the spot where it grew. The Neapolitans have an occult religion and government in witchcraft, and the Camorra; some apply to them to obtain what official organizations cannot or will not do. As occasionally happens in similar cases, the Camorra fears and yields to the witches, the temporal to the spiritual. There are also wizards, but as elsewhere they are much rarer; according to the usual explanation they have more difficulty in flying, being heavier.

It is said that the devil as a man prefers women; they for their part are amiable to him, at times even seducing him. There are special departments of the art–there is that of the earth and of the sea–having their special adepts. The first will only be treated of now; any witch can, however, render service to sea-faring folk, in giving a good haul of fish or averting a storm. Amongst witches by birth are women born on Christmas Eve, or on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Whoever invokes the devil on Christmas Eve before a mirror may become a witch.

An instruction in the methods is by itself sufficient; it is frequently given by the mother to her daughter, but not exclusively; any one may learn the art, even those knowing only a single incantation can make use of it. When a new witch has completed her education, the two women open a vein in their arms; having mixed the blood, the older witch makes a cross with it under the left thigh of her pupil, who says : ” Croce, croce, sciagurata sono.” There is no visible sign by which to detect them, they recognise one another by looking into their eyes; then the one who first leaves salutes the other by striking her with her left hand on the left shoulder and simply saying : ” Me ne vo.” In payment for the power he gives, the devil receives her soul with those of the others she procures for him; in witness of her fidelity she mocks at religion, and will profane the Host by trampling on it. But she means to cheat him and save her soul at the hour of death. She goes to mass, fills her room with pious pictures, before which, however, she does not work her charms. In her death-agony she sends for the priest, gives up to him all her apparatus to be burnt, then confesses and receives absolution. Her companions try to save some of the most precious objects from the flames. There are certain crimes for which there is no forgiveness, such as having caused death or made a hunchback. Among the many devils the head of all is called Satanasso.

Especially malicious is the Diavolo Zoppo (the lame devil), proud, violent, and treacherous ; he occupies himself much with lovers. Others are Lucibello, Lurdino, Lurdinino, Quisisizio, Turbionone, Scartellato, Baldassare. Their aid is invoked, they are present at the councils. The witches go to meet them flying through the air, often on horseback. In order to be able to fly, after having completely undressed and undone their hair, they go a little before midnight to an isolated spot out of sight, away from every sacred object. It is forbidden to see them, but not to speak to them. Then they anoint their bodies with the following composition, the quantity varying according to their weight: ten pounds of spirits of wine, half a pound of salt of Saturn, half a pound of Dragerio, to be left for four hours in a covered vessel. Then, saying ” Sotto I’acqua e sotto il vento, sotto il noce di Benevento, Lucibello portami dove debbo andare,” they fly away.

The meetings take place at midnight in the country, when the witches dance and take council together. Anyone seeing them may claim a gift; thus a hunchback once got rid of his hump. Hearing them singing ” Sabato e Domenica” in endless repetition, he added ” E Giovedi morzillo” (and Shrove-Thursday), a favourable day for witchcraft, as is also Saturday. This story is one of those most widely spread in Europe. It is indispensable that the witches should return before dawn: once the hour has passed, they fall in their flight and are killed. As a proof, it is said that some have been found very early in the morning in the streets of Naples lying dead and naked. On their way they can neither traverse a running stream nor cross roads; they are obliged ” to go round them.” They can turn themselves into animals, especially into black cats, but not into inanimate objects. However, they may become “wind,” so as to enter a house in order to carry off someone, or to transform him, or for other bad purposes. If when in the house the witch is seized by the hair and so held until day-break, she dies; but if in reply to her question “

What do you hold ? ” is said : ” I hold you by the hair,” she answers, escaping: ” And I slip away like an eel.” On entering a house she should say: ” lo entro in questa casa come vento per pigliarmi questo figlio, e a I’ora in cut me lo rubo, dev’ essere presente anche la morte.” If she means to transform the person she says: ” lo non sono cristiano, sono animale e sono eretico, e dopo di avere ereticato, ho fatto diventare questa donna (uomo o fan-ciullo) animale, ed io divento piu animale di questa donna.” Beside the bed she says: ” Io sono venuto per forza del demonio, il diavolo mi ha portato su di un cavallo, e come diavolo, e non come cristiano, io mi ho preso questa donna.” Their aid is invoked in quarrels. The Camorrists and bullies bring their arms to have them made invincible. A witch present at a fight can prevent the blows from striking home, or she may stop the fight by saying under her breath: ” Ferma, ferma, arma feroce, come Gesu` fermo la croce, come il prete all’ altare, I’ostia in bocca ed il calice in mano.”

Witches are much sought after in affairs of the affections between lovers, and between husbands and wives, and to restore love between parents and children. They use an ” acqua della concordia ” and an ” acqua della discordia.” To bring back an unfaithful lover the witch goes at night to the cemetery, digs up with her nails the body of an assassin, with her left hand cuts off the three joints of the ring-finger, then reducing them to powder in a bronze mortar, she mixes it with ” acqua benedetta senza morti,” bought at the chemist’s. The lover is to sprinkle the road between his house and his sweetheart’s with this water, and this will oblige the beloved one to return.

Another very powerful powder is made by scraping the left humerus of a dead priest; the powder is then made into a small parcel and hidden on the altar by the server at a mass paid for by the witch. When the priest says: ” Cristo eleison” she must mutter: ” Cristo non eleison.” Such a bone was shown me by a witch; it had been purchased for fifty francs from one of the servants of a confraternity. It had belonged to the witch’s mother, who was also a witch, and had been stolen from the objects given by her before dying to the priest to be burnt. It must be the left humerus, ” the right having been used for giving the benediction.”

It is possible to make a lover come in the following manner. At noon precisely take hold of a shutter or door of the room with the left hand, shut it quickly three times, then strike the floor heavily three times with the left foot. This ceremony is repeated three several times; at the end the shutter is slammed with violence. Each time the door or shutter is shut, say: ” Porta, che vai e vient;” then at the last time of all : ” Prendilo, Diavolo, e non lo trattieni; giacche` set il Diavolo Zoppo, portami N– o vivo o morto.”

To prevent a lover from liking another, stand in front of a wall so that your shadow falls on it; speak to the shadow as if to the lover, saying: ” Buona sera, ombricciuola mia, buona sera a me e buona sera a te; avanti a N— tutte brutte figure, ed io bella come una luna.” In speaking of oneself, touch the breast; the shadow, in naming the lover; in saying bella, touch the face; in mentioning the moon, the wall. Witches undertake to punish the unfaithful. They prepare three cords with knots, a black cord for the head, red for the heart, white for the sexual organs. To cause pain in the head, they take hold of the black cord, gaze at a star, and say: ” Stella una, stella due, stella tre, stella quattro, io le cervella di N– attacco, glide attacco tanto forte, che per me possa prendere la morte.” This is repeated five times outside the witch’s door. For the heart, say: “Buona sera, buona sera, N– mio, dove e` stato? Diavolo da me non e` accostato; diavolo, tu questa sera me lo devi chiamare e qui me lo devi portare.”

Taking hold of the white cord, is said:: ” Diavolo, to in mano ho questo laccio; to gli lego c—i e c-o, da nessuno possa f/–e ed impregnare; solo a questa f-a possa adorare.” The incantation finished, the cord must be worn in order to keep the knots intact, for if untied the charm is broken. A lemon, orange, or even a potato, stuck over with pins of various colours and nails answers the same purpose. The pins and nails are inserted at midnight in the open air, deeply or superficially, according to the harm intended. In sticking in each pin, is said: “Stella, stella, delle fore fore, diavolo quattro, diavolo nove, io questa spilla in testa a N— inchiodo,gliela inchiodo tanto forte che per me ne deve prendere la morte.” Then knots are made round some of the pins with a cord secretly bought by the witch for this special purpose, refusing to take change; if the seller calls her back she tells him that he is mad. In knotting the cord, is said: “Diavolo Zoppo, io metto questa spilla in testa di N– vivo o morto.” Then the object is hidden to prevent a disenchantment, as by throwing it into a drain or into the sea. The head, heart, or liver of an animal is also used, the head of a cock for a man, of a hen for a woman.

To prevent an unfaithful lover from sleeping, the woman goes to bed quite naked, takes hold of the left sleeve of her chemise, saying: ” Rissa, rissa, diavolo, io mi vendo questa camicia, non me la vendo per denaro. Pulci, cimici, piattole e tafani e I’ortica campaiuola, da N– ve ne andate, ed allora pace fossa trovare, quando questa camicia si viene a prendere.” Then, putting the chemise in the middle of the bed, she stands at the foot, places her arms crossed on the bed, and turns them four times so that the last time the-palms are turned upwards, saying: “Il letto di N– non Io vedo, non Io so. Ai piedi ci metto due candelieri, alia testa ci metto un capo di morte, nel mezzo due spine di Cristo. Diavolo, per me si ha da volt are, spesso e tan to deve volt are forte, che per me deve pigliare la morte.” Then she must lie down without speaking, or else she will herself have much suffering. To detach a husband from his mistress, the wife can go barefooted with unbound hair to a crossroad, where picking up a pebble and putting it under her left armpit she says : ” Mi calo a terra e pietra piglio, tra M– e N– un grande scompiglio, e si vogliono acquie-tare, quando questa pietra qui sotto si viene a pigliare.” She does the same at a second cross-road, putting the pebble under the right armpit; then at a third placing the pebble between the chin and breast. Returning to her house she throws the pebbles into the cesspool, so that they cannot be got at, saying: ” M– allora con N– fossa tu parlare, quando queste tre pietre qui dentro viene a pigliare.”

To attract a lover, the witch provides a magnet wrapped with a knotted cord; it must be worn. Much recommended are cakes containing, according to the case, menstrual blood or sperm. A padlock also serves to submit a person to one’s will. In opening it, say: “N— di lontano ti vedo, da vicino ti saluto, ti chiudo e non ti sciolgo, se non farai tutta la mia voglia.” Then lock the padlock, put a knotted cord round it, and keep it in a safe place. It is possible to overcome the protection of holy medals or other blessed objects, especially if something belonging to the person can be obtained-a bit of his skin, nails, or clothing; besides this, the co-operation of four or five witches is necessary. They sing together, one saying ” Tu gli I’hai fatta, to gli la leva,” another replying “Tuglilafai, e non gli la nego.” The witches also undertake to break spells. Suspending a sieve on scissors under the bed of a man made impotent, the witch also places there her shoes crossed; she provides herself with a rosary without medals or other blessed objects, and a packet of unwashed herbs, then tearing the packet and scattering its contents on the ground, she says: ” Come io sciolgo questo mazzo, cost sciolgo questo c-o.”

Sometimes a dance of naked witches takes place round the bed of a sick person, recalling the devil dances in Ceylon, the object of both being to cure the illness. There must be three or five witches; if five, one remains at the back, one stands at each corner of the bed, holding between them cords which must cross the bed diagonally, then dancing, they sing ” Tit git I’hai fatta, ed io gli la tolgo,” going round the bed. When there are only three witches the left corner at the foot of the bed remains empty, the cord being held laterally. They cure all diseases, employing medicinal herbs as well as magic, or even pious objects. Medals of S. Anastasio are much recommended against infection; they are also most efficacious amulets against the Evil Eye, as are also spinning whorls and the well-known horns.

As regards the Evil Eye, witches cannot make it, but they can avert its influence. A small packet of salt worn on the person is a protection against it; but according to the Neapolitans it is useless against witchcraft, contrary to the belief in some other places. For that, a little bag full of sand is good, the witch being obliged to count each grain before working her spell, in the meanwhile the hour of her power passes. A comb, three nails driven in behind the house-door, and the horseshoe are also recommended against witchcraft. Witches can make storms cease, or render them harmless, by saying before an open window: ” Ferma, ferma, tuono, come Gesu` fermo I’uomo, e come quello schifoso prete all’ altare, con ostia in bocca ed il calice in mano.”

Witchcraft is powerless on Wednesday, during Holy Week, and (contrary to what is thought in some other countries) on the eve of St. John Baptist’s Day. It is believed that at midnight then Herodiade may be seen in the sky seated across a ray of fire, saying:

” Mamma, mamma, perche` lo dicesti?””Figlia, figlia, perche’ lo facesti? “

The were-wolf is known, but not as the creation of witches. It is a curse on men born on Christmas live; they are known by the length of their nails. The malady seizes them in the night; they run on all fours trying to bite, but they retain the human form. If they are wounded so as to lose blood, the madness is stopped at once. Girls born on Christmas Eve are not maidens.

The foregoing information was obtained quite recently from witches in Naples. When asked what books they used, they answered None, that their knowledge is entirely traditional. The incantations, often composed in verse, have become in time so damaged that it has seemed better not to attempt to indicate the verses. Still, literal accuracy in repeating the spells is believed to be of the greatest importance. A scarred tongue was shown to me as the consequence of a mistake.

Some of the apparatus of witchcraft mentioned was presented to the Society that it might be placed in the Cambridge Museum.

I owe much to the kind aid of Signor Luigi Molinaro del Chiaro, of Naples, founder of the paper, Giambattista Basile, so much appreciated by amateurs of Italian traditions. Unfortunately it exists no longer.

Le Pigautier, Menton, September, 1896.

 


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Jupiter Talisman 2


We have a great aspect with Jupiter being in exaltation and with this we can work with him to aid in success, fortune and prosperity and good luck. When we work with him he has to be in either his rising or culmination and well dignified with the Moon and separated from malign planets that could cause interference with his work. Remember Jupiter is the Jovian energy he is god like above all the others, the Father to all the Gods and Goddesses.

I will be looking at an upcoming date for the next Jupiter Talisman to be cast and consecrated on the 3rd day of October 2013, San Juan, PR, AST/EDT at the hour of 07:00 am on Jupiter day in Jupiter hour. The images in which I shared for the election that we had back in 2013 July will be the same images and you will use the same invocation as well. Using Frankincense or Storax as your resin incense and gold and purple candles.

I will of course put more information up for everyone and good casting.

It is best to work with Jupiter when he is well dignified in your own chart as that will increase the energy and manifestations of your workings with him. If you have any questions or would like your chart cast to see where is sits in your chart just contact me directly.

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Book Review: The Path of the Shaman, by Anna Franklin


Path of the Shaman (Eight Paths of Magic)

The Path of the Shaman is a book two by Anna Franklin that focuses on the eight paths of a witch/.Witch. It is journey in which few experience and when they do it is one of great calcination and dissolution of ones entire self, and one as Anna herself describes as not wishing it upon her worst enemy.  When she speaks of this process it is called a shamanic crisis one in which is a very personal experience and each one who undergoes this transformation does so individually, it is not without experiencing pain to the level of losing all control over your own self, physically.  It takes you to the realms in which if you are not strong enough, you will never return.

As quoted directly from Chapter 2; ”Though anyone can offer themselves to the spirits, there is no guarantee that the spirits will accept.  The candidate is always subject to trial and testing before the initiation in the Otherworld can take place, encapsulating a very real dissolution, death and rebirth in the core of his being, a process entirely out of the shaman’s control and often sudden and violent in its onset.”  ”The initiation consists in an ecstatic experience, during which the candidate undergoes certain operations performed by mythical Beings, and undertakes ascents to Heaven and descents to the Underworld or subterranean World.”  In the same chapter as spoken of from above, Anna along with two others go into great detail their surgery’s by the mythical Beings in which brought them to their path as Shaman.  Anna and the others share extremely personal experiences and sufferings in which they endured along their path.  In understanding this, then it is easy to see that one of the first known Shamans from the western world would have been Jesus himself.  He was born to this world by a woman and that of the seed of an Upperworld mythical being and then was hung on the cross to die at the age of 33, then buried and he descended to the Underworld and then returned to the Middle World and finally ascending to the Upperworld.

There is mention of the the Shamans Cosmos world the three levels in which exists and that only a Shaman may see and know personally.  The Middle Earth, where we live, the Underworld and the Upperworld, the Underworld were all must go when we die and are prepared for such hidden knowledge, the Upperworld the world of the Angels and the spirits that aid us and protect us as we travel the path of our lives.  She goes into great detail of the World Tree and the Tree of Life with references to all other cultures and their views, which are all very similar from culture to culture.  Also, in this chapter she mentions that of the Black  Stone, the Meteoric Stone, the meteoric stone which is also called the black stone is not common in knowledge.  It is the stone in which is housed at Mecca and part of a yearly pilgrimage in which the Muslims are required to make, they go there for prayers and the asking of healing from the Great Mother.  This stone is from the Upperworld and it represents on this earth the Mother of all creation.  It is the one that holds all within.  There is more on the cosmos, the pole star and more.

There is mention and in great detail of how one travels the cosmos, by the spirit to do the work of healing and learning of old knowledge which is through the astral planes and the different levels of ones consciousness we experience as we go into trance, or in dream states.  What we must do to prepare ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually prior to being able to entrée this state as well as different gateways that are available and how to return and protect oneself while out of the physical form.  Many points she discusses throughout the entire book draws anyone back to the knowledge of the Emerald Tablet as well as the work’s of Dion Fortune.  Which is not common in today’s modern Wicca studies or among the New Age teachings?

Continuing we get to where she speaks of the various spirit worlds one will encounter and the view of other cultures, as I am a Strega I will make reference to her point on the Italian culture.  ”The Italian carnival society Cavallino assembled under the banner of Erodiade (ero dia de), a name for the Queen of Faeries, possibly synonymous with the witch goddess Herodias.  The society grew with prominence in the Middle Ages, appearing in processions, pantomimes and healing sessions, but many have had a very ancient, Pagan origin.  It was exclusively male, its members dressed in women’s clothing and wore make up.  They always gathered in odd numbers, such as seven, or nine or eleven.  The Catholic Church persecuted them as Pagans who worshipped the Goddess Diana.

Anna goes into great deal of the types of spirits and their powers they bestow onto human-folk they may take a liken to as well as power animals and how they come to us in our times of specific need to guide us to understand and to gain understanding in our journeys we are to encounter.  There is great focus on the types of plant allies a Shaman works with and a shaman’s view that we are kin to all things and that all things have a spirit that resides within them.  Yes, there are those herbs in which are used to obtain a level of trance and they assist us to achieve a level in our meditation and allowing us to journey to the Otherworld, though it is not without a cautionary note.  She cautions us on the plant spirits, ”However, any relationship with a power plant is precarious, and its spirit must be approached with respect.  To use a power plant for recreational purpose is an abuse of its energies and will lead to the subjugation of the magicians will by the plant spirit.  Meaning the magician has no control over the plant spirit or his or herself, the plant spirit has full control.  This means a loss of your Personal Power.  In reading this caution it reminds me of something Dr. Leo Louis Martello wrote in his words of wisdom regarding the Craft.  He states the following:  “In the Craft, there is no hard dogma. Hard drugs are forbidden. Mindless morons can’t be a compliment to our Mother Goddess.  Power is something personal, not to be used over others, which is contrary to Craft ethics. Those who think the Old Religion will make them masters over others are slaves to their own self delusions.

Anna finishes by speaking about what Personal Power is Not and the practices of a Shaman.  She speaks of an experiment a Japanese doctor performed using the water element.  He took two glasses and placed a crystal in each one, on one of the glass he wrote on a piece of paper the word Thank you and on the other You Fool the crystal inside the glass of water with the words thank you started to grow and the crystal in the glass of water with you fool did not, thus showing the powerful nature of water and how important it is to us.  We are 90% water in our body, so imagine if you thank yourself all the time and others, just imagine how we would all grow with a kind word.  When speaking of the various types of divination, magic and castings we do as a Shaman even a witch many in this day and age focus on the weather.  Myself personally I have had many people comment due to the high levels of heat how they were going to do weather magic to bring rain.  My advice always is no, when you are doing magic of this level you need to be aware that unless it is so severe that you need to consider beyond your own selfish needs, to take anything from another region is to ultimately cause harm of some kind.  While you may feel you need it, it may be needed more in another region.  This goes for any magic, you do not cast just to cast, you do not just invoke to invoke there has to be a reason when you call on the powers and forces of the Otherworld.  Magic is not a game but something true and real.

While I was reading The Path of the Shaman I was reminded of many things I have learned and was guided wisely with advise in the past, also being reminded of many journeys in which I have travelled to the Otherworld, the Underworld and the Upperworlds.  I have seen many things in my life and as a Witch but I needed a gentle reminder of a few things, it also guided me more in some specific research I have been doing which I will not speak of so much here.  What I am saying is that sometimes we need something and the Gods bring it to attention in many ways, a book, a kind word from another, a picture, a quote a journey or a sign in the mundane world that only a witch would notice.  Pay attention and you will be amazed.

This is an extraordinary book and one that ever Witch/witch should own and have as part of her/his library.


Book Review: Ancient Spellcraft From the Hymns of the Hittites to the Carvings of the Celts, by Laura Perry


I have had this book for many years, it is a book of various spells that aid Magicians in manifesting that of fertility, protection, healing, prosperity and more.  In this work Laura Perry covers ancient cultures such as the Celts, Egyptians, Hittites, Crete, Greece, Rome and Scythia.

There are a lot of way and spells that we use as Magicians today to assist in our magical workings to assist those who seek us out for healing, protections, removing of curses or hexes, prosperity, love, fertility and more.  This is a book that focuses on the spells of our ancients incorporating some of the simplest of ingredients, many you can find in your kitchen cupboards and from the recycling of glass jars, and more.

As a practicing Witch I was taught that some of the most powerful magic is the simplest magic as it is from the heart and in this book she focuses much on the same concept in how she guides those according to the specific spells.  She focuses a great deal on the clearing of mind, mental focus on the work you are to manifest and of course the invocations of the Gods to intercede on our behalf.  All of this is how I was taught by my True Mother in how to do my magical workings.

This is a must have for anyone who practices magic it is in my opinion worth the value.

Purchase your copy today here and enjoy it as much as I have and see what Magic you can make and Manifest in your life and that of others.

Ancient Spellcraft: From the Hymns of the Hittites to the Carvings of the Celts


Mercury Talisman; 2013 Sept 4


We are fortunate to have one of our favourite astrological talismans coming up in September, the Mercury Talisman.  Mercury is in exaltation now in his own sign, we always look for Mercury to manifest his energy into our lives, this particular talisman is for that of Good Will, Wit and Increased Memory something we can all use. This was calculated for San Juan, PR region, however, you can recalculate to your region and time-zone just by setting your information to your areas Sunrise time.

Talisman for Good Will, Wit and Increased Memory - 2013 4 Sept

Talisman for Good Will, Wit and Increased Memory – 2013 4 Sept

This talisman is calculated for Wednesday the 4th day of September 2013 at 07:05 or 7:05 am, Mercury hour on Mercury day he has a +11 in dignity he is in ruler, exalt and face.  Mercury is conjunct the Sun and the Moon is not afflicted.  Note:  This talisman has a small window for consecration you have from 7:05 am to finish it by 7:15 am.

The image is that of a man sitting upon a chair or riding a peacock having eagles feet and on his head a crest and in his left hand holding a cock or fire. Herb:  Marjoram, Parsley and Dill, there are many others but these are the base ones to use you may also use Basil. If you can get your hands on sheet metal you can use tin or silver, silver being if you have virgin silver.  You may also use the stone of Mercury Agate to engrave your images onto the night prior to consecration.  However, you may also use virgin bees-wax or parchment paper as well.

Draw the above image on the front of the talisman an the image of the Seal of Mercury his sigil and his intelligence on the back of the sigil.  If using parchment paper carry this talisman on you in school, when writing or studying, or when you are just wanting all together good energy around you, it is good will.  If on metal or stone wear it around your next on a string if you can otherwise just put it in a lavender mojo bag and place it in your purse or pocket on the left side (whenever you are out), remember it is in your pants so you do not wash it.

Mercury Talisman; Agrippa

Mercury Talisman; Agrippa

You will draw the following symbols on the back your talisman the Magic Square of Mercury and the sigil of Mercury underneath the Magic Square then you will draw his intelligence on the back side with along with the Seal of Mercury (I am attaching the image of the one Agrippa has in his book Three Books of Occult Philosophy for your benefit).  I am also including the magic square so you can see how it is to look.  The Mercury Magic Square adds up to 2080 the Hebrew letters that are used on talismans (just draw them with a true heart and their magic will manifest).

Remember to note you have two images to choose from when drawing or engraving, the first one is the best one to use as it is easier for most to understand

At the appropriate hour light your candle (Yellow for Mercury) and your incense for suffumigation of your talisman ready, you will invoke Mercury using his Orphic Hymn and while chanting his hymn you will suffumigate your talisman holding it over the smoke of the incense.  Once you have finished leave the candle burning until it has burned completely out on its own.  You will chant this hymn eight times as this is the number of Mercury.

The Orphic Hymn to Mercury

The Fumigation from Frankincense

Hermes, draw near, and to my pray’r incline, Angel of Jove, and Maia’s son divine; Prefect of contest, ruler of mankind, With heart almighty, and a prudent mind. Celestial messenger of various skill, Whose pow’rful arts could watchful Argus kill. With winged feet ’tis thine thro’ air to course,

O friend of man, and prophet of discourse; Great life-supporter, to rejoice is thine In arts gymnastic, and in fraud divine. With pow’r endu’d all language to explain, Of care the loos’ner, and the source of gain. Whose hand contains of blameless peace the rod, Corucian, blessed, profitable God. Of various speech, whose aid in works we find,

And in necessities to mortals kind. Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere, Be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear; Assist my works, conclude my life with peace, Give graceful speech, and memory’s increase.


Talisman of Regulas: 18 August 2013


Regulas Talisman

18 August 2013 06:28 am AST Calculated for San Juan, PR Note:  Estimated time is 44 minutes to complete this Talisman The hour is the hour of the Sun on the day of the Sun with Regulas in the rising at 29° Leo 38’ and the Sun applies to Regulas. RegulasTalisman In mediæval magic, Regulas rules the stone granite and the herbs of sallendine, mugwort, and mastic also you may use wormwood. The image is that of a lion, cat or an honourable person seated in a chair, you may also use the head of the lion or cat.  It makes the wearer temperate, gives favour and appeases wrath, dispels melancholy and brings success and happiness. On either a piece of parchment paper cut into a circular shape or that of a ring with that of a head of a lion, a piece of virgin bees-wax draw on the front the head of a lion and on the back draw the sigil of Regulas directly above the image draw the sigil of Leo, around the edges in Hebrew (if familiar with the language) from right to left Proverbs 4:8 or inscribe in English begin at the top and left to right; Proverbs 4:8 “Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honour you if you embrace her.”   Image of Regulas to draw inside of circle on back of talisman below;  Just above this sigil draw the sigil of Leo; making sure to draw the image of the Lion on the front of your talisman and the sigil of Leo and Regulas on the Back of the talisman with Proverbs 4:8 around the sigils on the back in a circle. LeoImage Image12 At the hour prepare your incense and light your candle a yellow and purple candle are good to use, in the East facing as the Sun and Regulas rises, begin drawing your images and while drawing chant the following invocation until you have completed.  Place this in your wallet, on the desk where you pay your bills, or on the altar dedicated to the Sun while being sure to charge it weekly on Sunday in your daily rituals. Incense you use mugwort, wormwood, or Acabia mastic (a white powder) on a charcoal.  Be sure to suffumigate your talisman over the smoke of the incense when finished still chanting the invocation to the Sun.

Using the Invocation to the Sun

“Greetings O Life of the Universe and the Light of the World, answer my call and give me Radiance and Acceptance, O Sun I Call Thee by your Names; in Arabic SHAMS, in Persian MUHR, in Roman IYLYOOS, in Indian AARS and BRAA.  You are the Light and Glory of the World, the middle of all, whom greets the universe and all evil, the fixer and connecter, the highest in levels, the highest in places, I ask you to assist me with this king or all the kings of the earth or support with the state of rank or presidency and make me Radiant and Accepted as you are the Master and King of the Planets.  With you the world lights up and shines, I ask you the Controller of All to have mercy on me and my begging and submissiveness. (Picatrix The Goal of the Wise Vol II)


The Old Religion & the Law of Attraction


By Ariana Clausen – Vélez

2013 July

“The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open”  The Kybalion.

The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows:  These principles are based on the Emerald Tablet and those things in which Thrice Greatest Hermes teaches.

I.        The Principle of Mentalism

II.        The Principle of Correspondence

III.        The Principle of Vibration

IV.        The Principle of Polarity

V.        The Principle of Rhythm

VI.        The Principle of Cause and Effect

  1. The Principle of Gender

The Emerald Tablet (Compiled from several early Latin and German versions)

  1. In truth, without deceit, certain, and most veritable.  (Principle of Mentalism)
  2. That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing. And just as all things have come from this One Thing, through the meditation of the One Mind, so do all created things originate from the One Thing, through Transformation.  (Principle of Correspondence)
  3. Its Father is the Sun; its mother the Moon.  The Wind carries it in its belly; its nurse is the Earth.  It is the origin of All, the consecration of the Universe; its inherent Strength is perfected, if it is turned into Earth.  (The Principle of Vibration)
  4. Separate the Earth from Fire, the Subtle from the Gross, gently and with great Ingenuity.  It rises from the Earth to heaven and descends again to Earth, thereby combining within Itself the powers of both the Above and the Below.  (Principle of Polarity)
  5. Thus will you obtain the Glory of the Whole Universe.  All Obscurity will be clear of you.  This is the greatest Force of all powers, because it overcomes every Subtle thing and penetrates every Solid thing.  (Principle of Rhythm)
  6. In this way was the Universe created.  From this come many wondrous Applications, because this is the Pattern.  (Principle of Cause and Effect)
  7. Therefore am I called Thrice Greatest Hermes, having all three parts of the wisdom of the Whole Universe.  Herein have I completely explained the Operation of the Sun.  (Principle of Gender)

So what does any of this have to do with the Craft, the Old Religion, Christianity, Druidism, Muslim or any religion and the Law of Attraction for that matter?  It has everything to do with it, it is the foundation of All.  It is the foundation of magic and all in which we manifest into our lives for the good or the bad.  It is the source to the All.  To understand how one you have to understand the other.  To begin the Law of Attraction is not a new thing, it is something that dates back to the beginning of humanity and the first incarnation of Hermes Trismegitus who was the author of the sacred texts Hermetic Corpus and was also known to the Egyptians as Thoth.  Both Thoth and Hermes were gods of writing and of magic in their respective cultures. Thus, the Greek god of interpretive communication was combined with the Egyptian god of wisdom as a patron of astrology and alchemy. In addition, both gods were psychopomps; guiding souls to the afterlife.  Hermes, Thoth, Mercury is the only God that can walk in both the underworld to guide those souls that have passed and the living world.  He is life and death, light and dark.

The Craft is known as the Old Religion it has been around as long as the beginning of humanity.  The Old Religion is not an easy path for anyone to follow, it comes with great sacrifice and solitary workings, it is however, the path in which focuses on the healing arts, astrology, alchemy and magic, which are the three main paths of a Hermetic teachings.  All leading to the Mystic Will, the Law of Attraction, Manifestation of those things we desire the most to have in our lives be it for the spiritual or the material for they are both connected you cannot have one without the other.  It is magic; it is of the mind of the All, One Mind created which is reached from the base of the One Thing.

However, to understand this you need to understand the Seven Hermetic Principles and how they work in our daily lives.  We all do magic, be it in our words, thoughts, feelings, deeds, actions and reactions it is all magic as it comes from the soul which is the heart.

When the Craft is taught and practiced correctly you will find all of these principles embodied not only in the magic but in how you find that deeper connection to self from within, it is used to find inner healing, too communicate with those entities in other dimensions and realms, to guide us to a greater understanding and knowledge of the All that is within us all.  The understanding of the stars and the planets in astrology, an understanding of the elements and how to transform them in alchemy and in that All magic exists, this is the Old Religion, the Craft of the Wise.  When we do our work we tap into our mental universe to manifest it into matter.

We will begin by looking at the first Principle or Rubric; “The Principle of Mentalism”.  “The All is Mind; The Universe is Mental.”  This Principle embodies the truth that “All is Mind.”  The mind creates everything and controls everything, it manifests from the subconscious to the conscious world whether you realise it or not, words do not matter in this case because when you think something for example you send out mentally that you are an amazing, beautiful, successful business man or woman you will materialise this into your life, this being the ride handed side which is of the material plane in where all things manifest into matter.  Also, on the other hand if you are full of self-doubt and feel you are the worth nothing, this will manifest into your life, you will always fail at what you set out to do, be it in love, career, life “The Mind is All”.  What you allow into it will manifest into your material world.

A quote from the Kybalion; “An understanding of this great Hermetic Principle of Mentalism enables the individual to readily grasp the laws of the Mental Universe, and to apply the same to his well-being and advancement.”

Within magic as well as the Law of Attraction we all whether we know it or not work with these principles, be it consciously or subconsciously, our mind is the one connection we have to the All, to everyone we are at some point of the same mind with, the same level or mental capabilities with and we draw to that energy and people, in that we are using the Law of Attraction to connect to those people who end up in our lives.  It is that of mind and hearts all truth.

We take a stone which is a natural object of the earth, some would call this an amulet, a found object, now when you sit down and hold it in your hands and close your eyes you are taking the time to mentally connect to this object, how it was created, where it came from, the energies it will have that you connect to, to manifest that which you seek in your life.  Let us say it is quartz, quartz is clear but within the family it has many colours, magical connections, healing connections, god and goddess connections, planetary connections, numerical vibrations and sounds that from the earth it has grown to carry within this small object that is literally of the earth.  It began as a base object nothing but dirt or solid black stone and over time, many millions of years as it connected to the Mental the All it begins to take form and create its’ own unique shape it manifests into something amazing and beautiful and from that we can mentally connect to the beginning of this object.  It starting out as nothing and ending up as something amazing and beautiful.  This is the Law of Attraction, this is magic this is what we do in the Craft, the Old Religion, and all paths that are of healing, light of both the dark and light for from the darkness light manifests and creates something amazing and enlightened, illuminated when we allow what we want from within to create in our spiritual and material world.

From the Gnostic Bible, chapter the Paraphrase of Shem; Darkness sees the Spirit & Darkness Ejaculates Mind into the Womb of Nature; “When the darkness stirred, the light of the spirit appeared to him.  When he saw it he was astonished.  He did not know that another power was above him.  And when he saw that his likeness was dark compared with the spirit, he felt hurt.  And in him pain lifted up, above the height of the members of darkness, his mind, which was the eye of bitterness of evil.  He caused his mind to take shape in a member of the portions of the spirit, thinking that, by staring down at his evil, he would be able to equal the spirit.  But he was not able, for he wanted to do an impossible thing, and it did not take place.  But in order that the mind of darkness, which is the eye of the bitterness of evil, might not be destroyed, since he was made partially similar, he arose and shone with a fiery light upon all of Hades, that the equality of the faultless light might become apparent.  For the spirit benefited from every form of darkness because he appeared in his majesty.

And the exalted, infinite light appeared, for he was very joyful.  He wished to reveal himself to the spirit.  And the likeness of the exalted light appeared to the unconceived spirit.  I appeared.  I am the son of the incorruptible, infinite light.  I appeared in the likeness of the spirit, for I am the ray of the Universal light.  And his appearance to me was in order that the mind of darkness might not remain in Hades.  For the darkness made himself like his mind in a portion of the members.  When I, O Shem, appeared in the likeness, so that the darkness might become dark to himself, according to the will of the majesty, and so that the darkness might become devoid of every aspect of the power that he possessed, the mind drew the chaotic fire, with which it was covered, form the midst of darkness and the water.  And from the darkness the water became a cloud, and from the cloud the womb took shape.  The chaotic fire, which was a deviation, went there.

“And when the darkness saw the womb, he became unchaste.  And when he had aroused the water, he rubbed the womb.  His mind dissolved down to the depths of nature.  It mingled with the power of the bitterness of darkness.  And the womb’s eye ruptured at the wickedness of the order that she might not again bring forth the mind.  For it was a seed of nature from the dark root.  And when nature had taken to herself the mind by means of the dark power, every likeness took shape in her.  And when the darkness had acquired the likeness of the mind, it resembled the spirit.  For nature rose up to expel it; she was powerless against it, since she did not have a form from darkness.  For she brought forth the cloud.  And the cloud shone.  A mind appeared in it like a frightful, harmful fire.  The mind collided against the unconceived spirit, since it possessed a likeness from him, in order that nature might become empty chaotic fire.

And immediately nature was divided into four parts.  They became clouds that varied in appearance.  They were hymen afterbirth, power, and water.  And the hymen and the afterbirth and the power were chaotic fires.  And the mind was drawn from the midst of the darkness and the water – since the mind was in the midst of nature and the dark power – in order that the harmful waters might not cling to it.  Because of this, nature was divided, according to my will, in order that the mind may return to its power, which the dark root, mixed with the mind, had taken from it.  And the dark root appeared in the womb.  At the division of nature the dark root separated from the dark power, which it possessed form the mind.  The mind went into the midst of the power – this was the middle region of nature.

It all comes from the same place, the Law of Attraction is this, magic is this, Old Religion is this, as is everything in which we create from our mental universe.

When it comes down to it we all do magic no matter what path we may follow it all comes from the same place.  Every principle is mentioned in the above paraphrases of Shem.  Shem is the son of Anu the Sumerian God who is the Father of all and from him all things manifest from base to illumination.

The ancient philosophers knew this, Akhenaton, Balinas, Empedocles, Paracelsus, Socrates, Aristotle, Bruno, Galileo, Copernus, Hypatia and many, many more (the first two being the reincarnated Thoth).  They knew that all was in the Mind and in the Universe and because of them we have the Law of Attraction as it is called today and it is used by Craft and everyone who truly understands what real magic is the mind and heart.

 


What is an Astral Initiation Anyway?


 What is an Astral Initiation Anyway?

Astral Initiation

Astral Initiation

By Ariana Clausen - Vélez

When we look at one’s initiation what does it truly mean to you, the individual?  Is it man validating you and giving you a title, a position, credentials to throw around so loosely that it does not mean anything, or does it mean something far greater?

An initiation is a single journey of all who are of the path of the Old Religionists, the Golden Dawn, the Hermetic, Wicca, Druidism, and all paths associated to works and service to and with the Gods.  We all go on an individual journey in life, its’ experiences, our training and studies as an individual.  In all of the Ways of Old, that is the paths of the Ancients were all taught as oral traditions, held very sacred their Oaths of Silence that they took (as back then, as it should still be those Oaths were taken before the Gods, and have a high regard to uphold them).  Teachers, Mentors, Elders, True Mother’s or Father’s, Adeptus’s and all those of the learned have gotten there through hard work, studies, training, years of practice, and did so through their own dedication and patience to the studies and the tools provided to them.

When we look at the way of the Ancient’s in Sumer, Egypt, the Celtic lands (which are far and wide and covered many lands that today many would not think were Celtic in culture), Roman and Greek and more held sacred the Path of Initiation.  The Priests and Priestesses would go to the mountains, temples, caves, and inner sanctuaries to prepare for Initiations by setting up the altars with the candles, incenses and the place in which the Priest or Priestess was to be initiated would be placed.  From this one would never know what to expect as this rite is very sacred and between The One and the initiate alone.  If you look at history and how those Magi’s were Initiated before us, you see a similar pattern in all of them, they all go into the desert, to the top of a mountain, into the forest, and are gone for long periods of time to commune with The One, God, Goddesses and Gods, when we look at all of them they are all given great information and are initiated in the astral.

In The History of Magic by Eliphas Levi, in the chapter entitled Magic and the Revolution there are many stories of regenerating movement from well known Magi’s dating back to the time of Pharaoh.  I will mention two such here, the rest you will need to purchase a copy and read it in full for yourself to understand.

“The name Althotas, or that of Caglistro’s master, is composed of the word Thot, with the syllables Al and As, which, if read Kabalistically, are Sala, meaning messenger or envoy.  The name as a whole therefore signifies: Thot, the messenger of the Egyptians, and such in effect was he whom Caglistro recognised as the master above all others.

“Another title adopted by Caglistro was that of Grand Copht, and his doctrine had the twofold object of moral and physical regeneration.  The precepts of moral regeneration according to the Grand Copht were as follows:  “You shall go up Mount Sinai with Moses; you shall ascend Calvary; with Phaleg you shall climb Thabor, and shall stand on Carmel with Elias (Essene Teachings) and Mount Carmel is shaped like that of a triangle.  Now, according to S.L. MacGregor Mather’s “The Grimoire of Armadel Phaleg is the good angel of Mars (as well as all other Angelic sources).  Then we also find in the same work just mentioned, that of the Rod of Moses; it states; “Zainael is the Spirit who did teach unto Moses the methods of availing himself of the Rod with the which he did perform so many miracles in Egypt, and among the Chaldeans.  He hath much power to render those rich who avail themselves of his services.”  Another mention of Moses states; “Hethatia maketh you see even as Moses saw the benefits which he had received from God, when he was in the Desert of the Land of Midian.  These are all spirits and can only be seen and heard in the Astral Realm.  There are many more Magi’s who were initiated in the Astral Realm all dating back to the beginning of man and religious sacred rites of regeneration i.e. Astral Initiation.

Also we look at the works of Dennis William Hauck’s, The Emerald Tablet Alchemy for Personal Transformation.  This is an excellent work for all to have to find a deeper understanding to the rubrics of the Emerald Tablet and how to apply into your life.  But be warned the path in which you will embark on may not be the easiest when you open your heart and mind up to the teachings of Thot, for it is a journey in which one will come upon calcinations, dissolution and separation.  In the 7th chapter entitled Separate the Earth from Fire he says the following; this is based on the Fourth Rubric of the Emerald Tablet; The All the powers of the Above.  This is the most difficult transition for many people to pass through as it does deal with the Above which is the realm of the astral.

“The ancients knew exactly what the powers from the Above were like because they experienced them directly within themselves.”  Also said, “It has been postulated that 5,000 or so years ago mankind lived in unconscious communion with the gods and followed divine “voices” in times of novel or stressful situations.”  Also saying, “The ancients remembered what it was like before full consciousness dawned in man and believed that the mental world of thought and imagination was every bit as real as the physical world in which they found themselves.  With the breakdown of the divine connection, the One Mind in man slowly split into duality of rational consciousness, although the archaic ability to exist in both realms is said to have survived in few genuine psychics and prophets.”  Furthermore, “Perhaps our thoughts have lost their intrinsic value because there are simply too many of them floating around and because nobody seems to care whether anyone’s thoughts are inherently true or not.”  And lastly, “We tend to think that imagination is the same as fantasy that dreams are just image soup that visions are psychotic, that myths are legends are just tall tales, and that our thoughts have no effect on reality.  Most of us really believe that the best use that can be made of the power of thinking is to plot, gain the upper hand, make more money, garner more esteem, or get an edge over someone else in the rat race.”

“As the Son of Heaven and Earth, “the initiate has inside himself not only the four earthly elements but also the three heavenly ones, which is why the ancients viewed the individual as a microcosm of the whole universe.  The same forces that shaped the cosmos are present in man.  This is the meaning of the Doctrine of Correspondences and the whole impetus for spiritual alchemy.  No matter how far man has fallen from grace, no matter how tightly shackled to the chains of physicality he has allowed himself to become, there is hope for him because he has all the elements necessary to set himself free.  All he has to do is purify the earthly elements in his soul and personality and activate the heavenly elements of his indwelling spirit.  This is the Great Work.”

Read about the German mystic Jacob Boehme as his is one of the most incredible of all he was so well mastered that when brought before a panel  of eminent theologians was assembled to exam him.  They found him to beyond their power to judge.

What does all of this represent?  The Astral Self, the Astral Initiation.

Then we have from the Gospel of Phillip; Water and Fire (67, 2-9)—“Soul and spirit have come into being from water and fire.  The attendant of the bridal chamber has come into being from water, fire and light.  Fire is chrism.  Light is fire.  I do not mean ordinary fire, which has no form, but other fire, which is pure white in appearance, beautifully bright and imparting beauty.”

There are so many more references to astral encounters, initiations, conceptions, marriages and more that go back through the ages of man.  Take the time to learn and find the truth for they are part of our history.

Initiation is a very personal experience and while in many if not all Initiations (that one considers valid) are all performed by man.  But when we really look at an Initiation it comes from a far Greater source than we mere ants of humans on this earth, they come from the Gods and Goddesses or from how you see your divine source of life.  All true initiations are from the Astral.

This past week on the Friday 28th of June, I did my Astral Initiation into the E.O.G.D. Order.  As with any initiation I prepared myself through that of rituals that were needed to prepare my space as well as my spirit, body and mind, did the proper fasting and cleansing, prepared the items needed and took time to mentally prepare myself for the Astral event.  Upon the designated hour, I had set up the candles, set the incense, set the tools on my altar and began my journey.  I sat still focusing on that of the spirit and the energies that were from the Mental Plane and that of the illuminating lights that connected to my Higher Self my Crown and felt them as they went through me.  One never really knows how long they are under in this type of ritual.  All of a sudden I felt this amazing energy over me with the wings spread far and wide, white in colour and the head of the Ibis, I felt Thoth all around me carrying me on my new journey into this Initiation.  I had no words for what followed; it was beyond words, beyond ones’ description or that of anyone else’s comprehension of such a journey beyond in that of the Astral.

As first a practicing Old Religionist I do know how powerful the astral realm is, how dangerous it can be if one travels there without knowing how to protect themselves from the spirits, but it is the one form of Initiation in which is the Higher of them all, it is Validated by that of the Gods and in truth the only one who can validate any initiation is the Gods and no other.  I have had many journeys to the Astral and one of them I received a message about Future Earth and following that I came upon an article that was written by another in Arizona who too was spoken to by Ea on the future of earth which validated my vision, while following about 6 months later NASA saying they had found a system in which could be a future place for humanity.  It was as I had seen it in my vision.  All I will say on this is that it was a place and time in which humans only communicate via the Mental.  The Astral is very real.

An experience and Words of Wisdom from a former experience I went through many years back following an Initiation in which many tried to claim was invalid due to the envy of man.

I learned long ago from a wise woman, my “True Mother”, that initiation is not validated by the hands or man, but by the hands of the Gods it is only they who can truly initiate you.   Many years ago I went through a great trial, I was a solitary and then later joined an online school and as I grew within myself I felt that it was time for initiation, however, there was no one in my community who could perform this ritual, as I was a solitary, so I self-initiated to the Gods at that time I followed a more Celtic path.  Later as I continued with my training I was invited by a local group to audit their coven and see if I wanted to join, at a later time I did so, and within the next four months I had resigned.  In following this I was still with this online school and had met online a woman who claimed to be a High Priestess in the Wiccan community out of Canada, I studied under her and later she did my next initiation via the internet.  I prepared as I would for any initiation, fasted, prepared oils, soaps, and ritual garb and tools for the ceremony, it was a beautiful and powerful journey.  When at a later time I had asked if she had filed my papers with her organisation, she kept putting me off, so I did what any person with a mind would do, I sought out and contacted them myself; boy did I get a rude awakening, not only was she not a part of their organisation but she had stolen their watermark logo for my certificate.  But the HP of the organisation instead of being a person of love was out right rude, and without asking anything of me told me that my Initiation was not valid because they only do them in person at their location and it has to be performed by one of the heads to be so valid in the eyes of the Gods.  I was destroyed, or at the time I thought I was, full betrayal by someone who claimed to be in of the gods, they were not at all out for the Gods but for their own puffed up egos.

Shortly following this I had bumped into the old HP of the local coven I had been a part of where I live and he had the audacity to tell me I should step down as a Priestess as I was not ready and only when man blessed would I be; now I was already over the betrayal from the other at this time, so I sat and thought long and hard about this situation.  Flowing this I had a vision, it was of Dr. Leo L. Martello and he had led me to my “True Mother”, we had many amazing conversations over the next year and half and then I went to Salem, MA for the first time and we met and from there I have learned so very much and gained so much in knowledge and wisdom.  “The one thing she taught me and it stays with me every day.  We were in the hotel lobby where I was staying and she cast circle it was on Samhain night and as she placed her hand on me she said the following, “No man can validate a Priestess of the Gods, only they can if you lift your arms and eyes to the heavens and say I am of the Gods and they give you a sign that is all the validation one ever needs, the rest is just icing”.

Can an Initiation be revoked by those Gods who so validate it, yes.  If we do not stand up to the work and service for the Gods and to humanity in an honourable manner in helping those who seek us out when in need of healing, protection, bringing justice to those who have been falsely harmed or accused and so on.  Are Initiations in most cases done by the hand of man, yes, and no, if an Initiation is done correctly with then the HP and HPs or Hierophant, Arch Druid, etc they are simply the vehicles for the Gods.

An Astral Initiation is one of the most pure forms of initiation at the hands of the Gods.  Do all experience it in the same manner, no, of course not, do all feel the experience, I do not know for sure.  Is it best to have years of training prior to such an Initiation, yes, in that way you are better prepared and you know what to expect when you entree the Astral.

So, Always remember; when someone tells you, you are not valid because you were not taken in by the hand of man to be initiated, please ignore them for they do not know what they are talking about.  The only form of true initiation is that of the Astral.  If you are fortunate to be of a family who understands this and who themselves while doing the true work and service of the Gods performs an initiation pay attention to how much more powerful it is than one from one who seeks only his or her own self recognition.  You will feel the difference from within, as one will be truly guided by the hands of the Gods and the other will have no power at all.

Many Blessings in Light


In Memory of Dr. Leo Louis Martello


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Today marks the 13th Anniversary of Dr. Leo Louis Martello’s passing and returning home to Sumerland.  Leo did so much, he was an author, activist and so much more.  Today of all days is a celebration of his work as a Gay Rights Activist all those years ago in New York for one day before his Memorial, California has let go of proposal 8 and now All Gays and Lesbians are free to marry on the same ground as hetrosexual couples.  It seems so fitting that Leo’s energy and he is here celebrating such an amazing victory for the Equal Rights of Gays around the globe.  This was something he fought hard for and now the doors are opening and the laws which were already there under the First Amendment are now seeing so many couples finally getting to marry the ones’ they love.

Leo was known for so much, but today in light of this great Victory we speak more on his works as an activist.

We love you and Miss you so much Leo, we know you are here with us all.

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Cross Posting from Vox Arcana-St. John’s Eve Headwashing Ceremony In Honor of Marie Laveau


St. John’s Eve Headwashing Ceremony In Honor of Marie Laveau “Mother of Vodou, Queen of Conjure, Mistress of Many Names: Teach us how it is right to call upon you. Meet us in the moonlight, where the waters kiss the shore; let our drum beats be the heart beat

Of your presence that endures.”
June 23rd, the Eve of St. John, has historically been an important day in the Vodou religion and in the beliefs of related conjure practices.  Indeed, if there is such a thing as a “holy day” in traditional voodoo, St. John’s Eve is that day.
Madame Marie Laveau (1794-1881) was recognized as the Mother of Vodou in New Orleans in her lifetime.  Even as a young woman she enjoyed the distinction of her reputation as a “rootworker” and “conjure woman.”  Although initially that reputation was mainly among the free people of color and slave populations of New Orleans, she entered mature womanhood recognized by all as the de facto Queen of Voodoo in New Orleans – a title that has never been successfully challenged in all the years since her death.

Blog: Escuela Internacional de Astrología: Alejandro Magno y la crucifixión de Jesús


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Cross Posting: Mother’s Day a history of her Story


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The Charm of the Rue


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The Charm of the Rue

by: Florence Peacock

Why do you come to disturb me?

I laid you away to rest,

With red rose-leaves for your pillow,

And rosemary over your breast,

There was lavender all around you,

I knew that your grave was deep;

There were king-cups growing above you,

And yet you have stirr’d in your sleep.

I promised that you should have flowers;

And I did not forget the rue;

But sometimes I think you forgot, dear,

All the old-world spells that I knew.

You said that I must not remember,

But bury you out of my sight;

I might strew the red rose-leaves upon you,

And then must forget you quite.

But I knew you would one day waken,

If only the rue was there;

That the past it would all come back, dear

Some day when the skies were fair.

You know that you bade me forget, dear,

All the love that you told long ago;

To bury it deep, nor regret you,

It had passed with the last year’s snow.

But for years I hoped you would waken,

For I knew that the rue it was there;

But I deem’d that the charm it was broken,

No answer there came to my prayer.

And ah, but you slept so soundly,

‘Mid roses, rosemary, and rue,

That I have had time to remember

It was I, not you, that were true.

But the charm it has worked, and you waken;

The spell of the rue holds you fast;

The grave has no power to keep you,

Your love it is mine at last.

And, dear, you should not reproach me,

Remember that I was true;

Red roses and rosemary wither,

You took no heed of the rue.

But yet for the sake of the past, dear,

And the days e’er you proved untrue,

I would I had left you to sleep, dear,

With never the charm of the rue.


Black Walnut Anthology Vol III has been sent to the Publishers!!!!


Announcement: Black Walnut Anthology Authors and Fans; We have gone to the publishers, it is waiting for layout finalization and then we will go live in about one week or so, once the final layout has been approved we will be able to publish to Kindle for our Kindle readers and fans.

We have an amazing issue, one of the best issues we have published to date. I have attached the Cover of the issue for our readers and contributors to view. Our cover art is by Nelson E. Maldonado Ramos — Hera Queen of all the Gods.

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Here is what you look forward to in the coming week or two when we are live

Contents:

 

Abracadabra, by Clausen-Velez, Ariana – page 6

The Feast of Remembrance, by Cooking with Deity – page 8

The Spanish Witch, by Masmitjà, David Garrido – page 11

Signs, Coincidences and Manifestations, by Masmitjà, David Garrido – page 13

The Archetypical Magician, by Cüsters-van-Bergen, Ina –page 18

Primitive Consciousness and Modern Magical Training, by Cüsters-van-Bergen, Ina – page 23

Be your own Herbal Expert, pt 1, by Weed, Susun – page 32

Healing Wise: The Shamanic Herbalist: Power Plants, by Weed, Susun – page 37

Headaches/Migraines, by Weed, Susun – page 41

Gnostic Psycho-Synthesis, by Sigan, Tau – page 46

On the Nature of Gnostic Paganism, by Sigan, Tau – page 54

Walking with Odin: Death in a Shamanic Context, by Anderson, Katie – page 66

North American Voodoo and the Underground Railroad, by Witchdoctor Utu – page 70

Sicilian Witchcraft, by Martello, Dr. Leo L. – page 76

Transformation of Self is like that of forging a Sword, by Clausen-Vélez, Ariana – page 99

The Battle for Separation of Religion and State, by Ramos, Nelson E. Maldonado – page 107

 


Easter – the Fertility Festival of Spring | We Are Vibratory Beings


Easter – the Fertility Festival of Spring | We Are Vibratory Beings.  This is a great article for everyone to read, please do enjoy it and have a most blessed season of new life and fertility.

While I personally do not celebrate Easter on the day as the Christians, I do celebrate the Spring Equinox, Ostara (Celtic), and the Persian New Year I do honour the ways of the this season we are currently in. As Persephone, Proserpina also Kore is celebrated as she returns to the land of the Living by the hands of Mercury delivering her from the hands of Hades to her Mother and Goddess of Earth; Demeter she is the Saviour of the Old Religionists, she is the bringer of life and all things new and she brings us all healing upon her return to the land of the living.

On this day we celebrated in my home with a dish of an omelets of egg, ricotta chesse, green olives, and chicken with potatoes. This is a meal of healing, new life, eating of what comes from under the earth as well as of above the earth. The olives are sacred to Old Religionists as it is the main oil in all of our cooking and magical workings it is also the oil we use to anoint. The Olive Tree is the only tree that does not endure disease of any kind it self heals from the inside out and it is one of the oldest of trees in which we use not only the fruit it bears but the oil it brings. Eggs are of renewal and new life it is the womb of the Mother where all things are created, cheese is of the milk of the mother in which nourishes us all and the chicken the one that hatches the eggs we eat during this time.

While we too partake of meals of fish and all things of yellow and orange in colour as they are the colours of the Sun and healing and the Light that we are once again returning to being dominant over the lands.

Blessed Spring Equinox, Easter, Ishtar, Ostara. This season is of very ancient roots.


Black Walnut Anthology


Black Walnut Anthology.


La Vecchia Religione


La Vecchia Religione

By Leo Louis Martello

{Used w/Permission by, Rev. Lori Bruno}

I was born into a family of Strege {witches}.  My ancestral home is Sicily.  My family passed themselves off as Catholics.  Sicily is the home of magnificent monuments and the notorious Mafia, has the world’s oldest active volcano, Etna, and the tow of Trapani was founded by Eryx, son of Venus, a land where every town has its own patroness, where churches are built upon the sties of ancient temples, where the ancients travelled from all over the world to worship at the Temple to Demeter, in Enna, to celebrate her daughter Persephone’s resurrection from the underworld to reign as Goddess of souls and immortality.

Sicilians are a blend of many races and cultures, Carthaginian, Phoenician, Egyptian, Arab, Greek, Roman, Norman, etc.  They are not strictly Italians, thought most of them speak the language since it is now a part of Italy.  The ancient worship of the female deity exists to this day.  All modern depictions of the Catholic Madonna and Child are derived from the Goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone.  Sicilians revere the Blessed Virgin more than they do the Christ.  Even when the Normans conquered Sicilyin the 12th century and converted the image of Christ into a fair-haired, blue eyed self-portrait, the crafty Sicilians continued their worship of the Goddess.  The Cathoic Church in the town of Enna has a statue of the Madonna…..with a FEMALE JESUS.  The sculptor who worked on this was a member of la vecchia religione {The Old Religion} and in this way paid tribute to his Goddess of Demeter and Persephone.

There are many traditions in the Italian-Sicilian Craft just as in other countries.  Diana has always been called Queen of the Witches in Italy.  Charles G. Leland’s book, Aradia, or Gospel of the Witches is the basis for many of the rites and even secret names of modern day Gardnerians.  Even Margaret Murray’s Witch Cult in Western Europe and the God of the Witches {upon with Gardner drew heavily} deal only with the Horned God.  Later,  Gardner demoted the Horned God and elevated the Goddess using one of her Italian names.  Today, many Gardnerians seem to be more involved with dogma than they are with devotion and don’t seem to be fully aware of their origins.

Since Roman times {and long before} Diana has always been worshipped by runaway slaves, the outcasts, people of the night, the oppressed, disenfranchised, all those who deviated from the Establishment {including racial and sexual minorities}.  Thus, when a Gardnerian says that “a homosexual can’t be a true witch”, this is a perversion of the Italian-Sicilian Goddess they claim to worship, which indicates either ignorance of the historical truth, or a Judeo-Christian hangover.  Diana, and her daughter Aradia, protected all those who worshipped them.  The victims of oppression and injustice did not have a God to turn to {either Roman and later Christian } but they always had their Goddess.

There are many Sicilian Craft descendants in the U.S. but most of them {especially in California} retain only remnants of their traditions.  Our own branch of Sicilian Craft has always maintained strong ties with the motherland and our members make periodical pilgrimages to the ancient temples and caves.  We also maintain close contact with our secret brother and sisters Malta{only 60 miles away}.  Thus, our traditions have remained unsullied an undiluted, and even during the burning time our Crafters continued their secret worship.  In fact, many of the Catholic priests were, in reality, Strege.  When danger threatened, my forebears went to “holy communion” and the “priest” warned them by the consecrated wafer:  It was either nicked or bent.  This was the danger signal.  For more of our Traditions read “Roman Robin Hoods” in my book Curses and Verses.  I can only give a brief glimpse here.


Home Remedies for the Cold and Flu Season


In this season we again are up against those nasty colds and flus.  Every year I make homemade remedies as needed when either myself or my husband get a wee bug.  This year, I got it from inhaling toxic fumes from cleaning and dust from home repairs, this is typical for me when around toxic cleaning chemicals.  Over the years I have come up with my own herbal blends for teas, cleansing and ointments.  This year I am going to share some of those remedies with all of you.

Easy to make and with what you already should have in your cupboard. 

Herbal Teas, Salves and Vaporiser Blends

Loose dried herbs are the best, if you happen to have fresh dried herbs they work wonderful just bruise them to allow the oils to be extracted in the hot water you boil for a cup of tea.  Many people ask me tea?  You are American, American’s do not drink tea.  Well for one thing, yes, they do and for the second my ancestors are heavily from the UK in England and Ireland as well as other Northern European countries where tea is a favoured drink.  I love my tea.

Ingredients are easy to blend all you need is a tea ball, muslin bag, or a tea strainer holder.  Blend your herbs and place them in the ball.

Ingredients for today’s blend are as follows;  Thyme, Peppercorns, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Anise Seed or Star of Anise, blend them and place in ball and steep for approx. 20 minutes for medicinal purposes.  Other ingredients are Star of Anise, honey and lime or lemon, then you can have ginger root cut up and placed in a big pot fill with water boil for approx. 20 then allow to infuse for 2 hours.  Remove the root and add honey and milk, ginger warms the body and allows for sweating.  Again we have Hawthorne, Elder Flowers/Berries which are wonderful for colds and flus as they warm the body and allow for sweating as well.  Eucalyptus is another great herb for teas in this season.

Salves are very easy to make for your loved ones, just take Vaseline and add your oils of choice for this season, I use Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree (great for bacteria), and use 10 drops per tablespoon of Vaseline.  You will need a double boiler or something you can make into one place the Vaseline in the pot atop of the and add your oils, allow the Vaseline to melt down while stirring in the oils, once liquefied turn heat off and transfer to a tin for cooling.  Cool to room temp or place in the refrigerator and use as needed on the chest, back and feet keeping all areas covered to keep in the body heat.

Other things you can do is mix all these oils into a vaporiser and set in the room to clear the air, stop the bacteria from spreading and to help for easier breathing while resting in bed.

Take your vitamins D3, C 1000 +2, A and B-12 along with Zinc all help the body recover quickly.

Drink lots of water, tea and juice, eat chicken soup, lamb, and lentil soups for a speedy recovery.

Many Blessings to you All in this Cold and Flu Season

Ariana


My Blessings to All on this of Feast of Mongfind, Samhain and Feast of the Dead


Many Blessed and Greetings to All this Feast of Mongfind, Samhain, and Feast of the Dead.  This is the time in which we honour those who came before us, our Ancestors those who came from the roots and earth of the Old Religion and always remembering where they truly came from, what the spirit of family, land, and the heart truly came from, from the land of the dead from the realms hidden inside the veils of the unseen and Greater Mysteries.

We are of many heritages, cultures, religions, traditions and paths in our lives, ancestors and our personal spiritual journeys, we must all remember that we do not have to agree with each other and how as individuals we practice and believe, but one should respect one another for having the free spirit and mind as an individual to practice those beliefs in which are deep in the heart of each of us and not worry so much about others and how they practice.  If we all step up and honour the ways of Old, or honour the Gods and Goddesses, God, Allah, Budda, Orishas or whatever you choose to follow let us remember to be accepting.

This Samhain season I am reminded of many things, death, life, change, growth, loss, gain and most importantly the powers of the nature in which not one of us have any control over.  Sandy was an evil disaster one in which I know was from the wrath of the Gods and the Mother of the Oceans to remind us who truly has the say over all life.  We are mere ants in this world and as descendants to those ancestors who were from the lines of the Old Religion and of the path of Warriors, justice keepers, healers, prophets, readers of the stars, visions of the hidden realms and more we must remember we are here to work together not to harm those who seek our counsel and guidance.

My Ancestors are of the Milesian and of the line of Erimon, cousins to the Tuaha de Dannan, they fought and defeated the magic of the Tuaha to then become the last of the invaders of Ireland, but not before travelling over vast lands masses, and learning the arts of the ancient craft, Mongfind was the head wife of Eochaid the High King of Ireland.  Eochaid had two wifes, Mongfind and Cairenn she was of the family of Sachell Balb, King of the Saxons.  Caireen was pregnant with my ancestor Niall of Niall of the Nine Hostages captures of St. Patrick and his sister.  Mongfind so jealous of Caireen sought out to prove how much she loved her husband and on what we now call Samhain drank poison to prove her love to her husband and died, hence the beginning of what we today celebrate as Samhain.  Originally it was called Feast of Mongfind and it is dated to have begun at the time of her death circe 351.  Mongfind means fair main.  As the Queen of Ireland the people honoured her death and from this is where we today get Samhain the feast of the dead.  Mongfind was later turned into a deity and is the known as the Sorcerer of Magic, while Caireen is known as the Goddess who protects children.

This time of year has a much deeper rooted meaning for myself as it is the one time of the year I have always felt most drawn too, the darkest time of the year when those things that are hidden are revealed and seen.  I find that when we understand the meaning of our festivals we better connect to the energy of the season.  The Church calls this the season of the devil; the devil never was mentioned in any ancient works that of the Old Ways in any culture, it was only after the Church forced those who lived in the county side to convert was he created by the Church itself.  There in honouring the dead is to remember where we came from, our roots and the deepest core of our true heritage.  Yes, it is true not all can follow this path and work magic or walk with the dead, it is a path for those whose path it is destiny to wake our fate.

True witches/Witches, Crafters of the Wise, Priests, Priestesses, Shamans, and all such titles of the old have never needed to cover their faces or decisive themselves from being seen by the dead that at this time of the year when the veil is at it thinnest walk among the living to return home and visit their loved ones, miss out on something powerful.

Samhain is a time we honour the dead and all who have given and had their lives taken for us to have the liberties we have today.  Honour your Ancestors and remember them.

To my family and friends and those who are of my Craft family I shall miss gathering with you all in this year, but I shall see you all soon and we shall celebrate next year in honouring our ancestors.

May all be blessed in the Feast of the Dead and Blessings, Prosperity and Health to all in the coming year.

 

 


Guest Post: The New Alexandrian Library and Building Real Pagan Infrastructure


Guest Post: The New Alexandrian Library and Building Real Pagan Infrastructure.


The Face of Diana


The Face of Diana, is one of many faucets she is a Mother, a Hunter, Protector, Daughter, Sister, Wife, she is a Queen in which she requires great sacrifice of her Priestesses and loves all creatures and humanity. She is of the Moon but also of Fire as being the daughter of Jupiter/Zeus the Greeks equate her with Sagittarius in her huntress form and she is also of the Moon and the waters of healing, psychic energies, feelings and emotions, the underworld and the heavens above. Diana is Below as Above, as Above, So Below, she is Diana, Kore/Persephone and Hecate. The Moon came first and the moon is viewed as the darkness in which all things were created from, she is by the Hermetic’s viewed as the One Thing in which everything is learned to evolve to the One Mind. Darkness is not evil, but evil does exist in the dark, chaos and all things in which we are taught to fear and to fear to not face yourself and to become one of ignorance and intolerance. Yes, we need darkness with the light to have a balance in all things to know thyself is to know both sides of yourself and accept that they both exist in one.

Diana is the face of all phases of the Moon New Moon, Waxing, Full and Wane she is a bringer of things as well as one who can take it away. She protects us from our enemies, she bestows us with gifts and blessed homes, she blesses families, children, marriages, warriors and all who are her children. She is the Mother who created even the stars in the heavens the place from where we all come from in the heavens. When we look to heavens it is Diana we are looking at, everything she is and does began in the heavens, to gaze upon the Moon is to gaze upon her face and see her watching over us and blessing us. This is an amazing force and energy of the Great Mother, the Queen of Heaven and the Queen of Witches.

Diana as a Goddess is a Mother but she too is a Warrior and she demands much of those who dedicate and initiate to her, to be a Priestess of Diana is a place of great honour. She bestows those who honour her with great gifts as well as trials of great suffering in which define who we are as her initiates. When we work with the spirits, the gods, the goddesses, we are working with great powers, we pray to them, meditate with them and as for many things for those who are in need and for our homes, friends and families. Yet, there is a question are we expected to give back? Yes, we are and without question. The gods give us those things in which develop us into who we are as individuals, as Priestesses and Priests of the Old Craft to serve them and work with them we accept all that is put onto us. It is how we are raised up to a new level of understanding, knowledge, enlightenment, compassion, and as a Witch and person. In her temple, Diana welcomes all she does not turn creature, person or animal away her doors are open to all for healing, health, prosperity and all that they seek of her.

We must be willing to accept everything that comes into our path when we work with the gods and spirits. This is why the Path of a Witch is not one for just anyone to walk, it is a a path of sacrifice and reward, but most of all it is the only way to reach complete enlightenment and understanding to what is “As Below, So Above, As Above, So Below.

To walk this path is an honour and one in which has to be taken with purity of heart.

Her Festival is from the 13 –15 of August


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