On magical pentacles, lamens and seals. And the Art of making them.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
I observed that when one engrave the metal with a burin it seems that it is very powerful. Much effort is put into the fabrication of a Seal or pentacle. That is reflected in its magical force it has. Its not like some think that one has to believe in it and that is is just a psychological projection of the believer. It always works if one believe it or not. Everyone who is sensitive will feel that. Therefore I ask people to feel and describe what they feel when I put a pentacle/ talisman in their hands in a pouch.
A well and skilled made pentacle envelopes a magical energy and holds it, related to the beings/ entities and energies written on it. The magician creates…
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On Valentine’s day, archeologists display a beautiful find of a fresco from Ancient Pompeii, the old Roman city destroyed in a massive earthquake in AD 79. The fresco is very well-preserved of the Ancient Greek myth of Narcissus.
in Ovid’s telling of the story and the most well known, Narcissus was a very handsome Greek young man who had many suitors the nymph Echo among them- but he scorned all of his suitors. The Goddess Nemesis, as an aspect of Aphrodite the Goddess of Love, in revenge, lures Narcissus to a pool where he sees his own reflection in the water and falls madly in love with himself. He eventually realizes it’s his own reflection and withers away from his own unrequited passion until only a gold and white flower remains. The beautifully scented Narcissus. There are other versions of the story and more recent ones state that Narcissus’s suitors…
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Let’s talk about theophoric names.
You may have spotted that “theophoric” isa Greek word; itmeans “Deity-bearing.” In other words, the name of a Deity is incorporated into the name ofa human being.Isidora is an example. Itmeans “Gift of Isis.” In the ancient world, a name like that would probably have meant that the parents credited the Goddess with helping them conceive, so the child was Her gift. Since for me Isidora isa “taken” name rather than a given one, I take it to meanthat the Goddess has given me many gifts.
Of course, thesimplest form of naming for the Goddesswould be to just adopt Her name. There was at least oneancient Egyptian queen named Isis (Iset, in Egyptian), a queen…
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Mars in Taurus February 14- March 31. The testosterone-driven macho man integrates his feminine side on Venus’s Turf for the next 6 +weeks. Mars is scouting out Taurus Territory before Uranus enters the Bull on March 6 to stay until 2026.
Art by Napoleon Brousseau India sketchbook watercolor
Mars, the male action planet fires into feminine earthbound VENUS’s territory now. Mars is acting a the scout Mars sexy’s up all Taurus people and things. But Mars is weakened in Venus’s feminine abode and also when he’s in the opposite sign he rules, Scorpio. But the warrior needs to take off his armor and rest his body and recoup from the wars.
MARS in Taurus is like the Tarot card of the Prince of Disks
PTSD and Sacred Priestesses
In ancient times it was recognized that warriors had PTSD. When…
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I don’t have to tell you that we are living in divided times. I don’t have to tell you that we are living in intolerant times. I don’t even have to tell you that many people today think tolerance—political or religious—is a bad thing. Yet in my stubborn heart, I still believe it’s a virtue. Especially in a religious context, and even knowing all its attendant problems.
Yes. Religious tolerance is hard.
And it always has been. Even in a polytheistic world where people were used to dealing with a variety of religious expressions.
For instance, Greek comic playwrights often made fun of the religious practices of Egyptians, usually focusing on their reverence for animals as manifestations of the Divine. This 4th-century-BCE bit by Anaxandrides of Rhodes, who won many awards for his work, is an example. He writes as Demos (“the people”) to Egypt:
I couldn’t have myself allied…
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A Yod or Finger Of God formation February 7th between Chiron the Wounded shamanic healer @ 29 Pisces Sextile Juno Goddess of feminine genius @ 28 Taurus both quincunx to Asteroid of warrior wisdom Athena @ 29 Libra. Uranus @ 29 degrees Aries opposes Athena. the freedom loving, liberator, the creator of chaos and ingenuity is also semi-Sextile or 30 degrees away from Chiron and Juno. This is a very powerful configuration.
Read article here: https://www.thothermes.com/
This is one of my favorite posts. It has been criticized for being a too-modern interpretation of an ancient tale. The tale itself is merely a retelling and paraphrase from a translation of Ovid; so that is as it is. And yes, my interpretation is indeed modern. But reinterpretation is itself part of our Pagan heritage. Look at how philosophers reinterpreted ancient myths so they were relevant to their own thought. In Egypt, scribes made notes in the margins of older written texts, explaining the ancient symbols and stories for their own age. Because that is the power of the tale, the power of myth, the power of story. The core of it remains the same, but when we look at it with our modern eyes and take it into our modern hearts, we discover our own interpretations, enabling ancient myth to live for us today.
Hear now the tale…
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February 1/2 is the Pagan celebration of Imbolc St. Brigid’s Day Candlemas Groundhog Day. It’s a Cross-quarter day of the Wheel of the Year signifying that we are half way to Spring in the Northern Hemisphere- Spring is coming.
[CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) Entrance to St. Brigid’s well
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Specialists are analyzing the seven hand-written fragments which were found in a university library. […]
January 28 SCORPIO MOON Trines Neptune Scorpio in the Dreamtime.
This aspect helps us to deal with our nightmares our shadows and fears. My dreams have been very intense in the last few days. Pay attention to your dreams when you wake up, do record them. A good day for searching your soul and deep down scraping the bottom of your shadows. Your intuition is a sharp as a knife. Feelings are intense and its hard to not obsess about everything.
Scorpio Moon Inconjuncts or inconveniences/ quincunx Mars its ruling planet
This makes for not seeing what’s coming up the back alleys of our own power trips. Beware of power struggles. Men may be on the defensive and angry. Mars is in Aries.
Mainly an easy day of sextiles from Scorching Scorpio moon to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.
Its intense under a Scorpio Moons beams. Use this time well…
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On a magical level, Isis’ wings are the means by which She fans renewed life into Osiris. They are the protection spread out over the deceased in the tomb. Their shadow is our shelter in this […]
Source: Why Does Isis Have Wings?
THUS PREACHED HERMES:
“O people of the earth, men born and made of the elements, but with the spirit of the Divine Man within you, rise from your sleep of ignorance! Be sober and thoughtful. Realize that your home is not in the earth but in the LIGHT. Why have you delivered yourselves over unto death, having power to partake of immortality? Repent, and change your minds. Depart from the dark light and forsake corruption forever. Prepare yourselves to climb through the Seven Rings and to blend your souls with the eternal LIGHT.” – Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of all Ages, 1928, page 40
Art by Jane M Whiting Chrzanoska
Set your intention to connect with all other minds and the cosmic collective mind. Feel your consciousness expand out and sense you’re connecting with others. We are here to support one another to raise our consciousness higher. We really need higher perspectives right now. The mental programming in the world is becoming crazily acute and can’t…
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