Crafting a Solomonic Circle

Light in Extension: A Magical Journal

By Frater S.C.F.V

Crafting a Solomonic Circle : Introduction

seal2After an astounding, and very enjoyable, three weeks of work, I have finally finished crafting my version of a Solomonic Circle based on a combination of the Consecration Circle from the Clavicula Salomonis (16th c.) and the Circle from the Goetia of the Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis(17th c.). My source materials for this project included the critical editions of both texts from Joseph H. Peterson, Renaissance manuscripts of the texts (Sloane MSS. 3091, Sloane MSS. 3548, Kings MSS. 288, and Harley MSS. 3981) and ideas from my respected colleagues in Aaron Leitch’s Solomonic group.

In this article, I would like to share how I approached the process of crafting of this Circle, why I made the decisions I did in terms of its design, and the stages through which the project unfolded from its conception to its creation. My hope is…

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Gnostic Warrior | Jesus: The Tribe of Idea (Judah) and the Gnosis of the Bible

In my previous articles, The Meaning of Idea and Gnosis in the Bible, I explain that the Greek words found in the New Testament that are often translated in English as “to know, to see – to observe or to come to know through observation – to perceive and understand,” are “eido, eida, eidos, oida, ida, ginosko,  […]

Read more:  Jesus – The Tribe of Idea

Florence Farr – The Evocation of Taphthartharath, and the New Woman of the Golden Dawn

In 1896, London, some of the most revered Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn gathered to perform a ritual written by Aleister Crowley’s teacher, the man who basically introduced Buddhism to the west and institutionalized it in the UK: Allan Bennett. The ritual would make the spirit of Mercury physically manifest before […]

Source: Florence Farr – The Evocation of Taphthartharath, and the New Woman of the Golden Dawn ⋆ Nettle’s Garden – The Old Craft

Full Moon Esbat: Pink Moon 2018

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As a witch, I do not take for granted the amazing levels of power which can be harnessed during the full moon. This month we will be graced by a lovely Pink Moon. According to http://www.almanac.com, and incredible resource, this moon heralds  the appearance of the “Moss Pink”, or “Wild Ground Phlox”, one of the first spring flowers.

Other names for this moon are Fish Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon and Egg moon. Many Native American tribes kept track of time by observing the seasons and lunar months. The names given to the different moons usually reflected in activity that occurred in their area at that time.

The Full Moon is a great time to do workings in the areas of protection, divination, romance, light work, knowledge, fertility, psychic abilities, decision making, and guidance. I like to take my magical ritual tools, potions, powders, candles and other items outside to “bathe”…

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Consecrations of Solomonic Linens, Tablet of Lights, Aspergillum, Incense, Scrying Crystal, and a Crucifix of Art

Light in Extension: A Magical Journal

By Frater S.C.F.V.

seal2Since today is the last waxing-Mooned Day of Mercury of the Lunar month before the Moon returns to its waning phase, it is a big day for me as a Solomonic magician. I did no less than 4 hours of ritual today, divided between three Hours of Mercury with some additional time thereafter in each case for supplementary prayers. In addition to that, I fasted throughout the day and did additional prayers and singing in between Hours of Mercury while crafting Solomonic tools and painting my Solomonic Circle.

I woke up before Dawn, performed a Ritual Bathing, in the Sufi Ghusl method I have long used, ate a small meal of toast with peanut butter and an apple, and prepared my tools for the first Hour of Mercury.

During the First Hour of Mercury, I consecrated a series of incenses as Holy Incense following the Key of…

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Grand Old Earth Trine Mars conjunct Pluto

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

April 25 VERY EARTHY GRAND TRINE between Virgo Moon  Taurus Sun and Saturn in Capricorn.

This is always positive energy. 

MERCURY in Aries squares SATURN in Capricorn

This could be a shouting match or other impulsive rash words which could get you in trouble. New ideas can be formed which with patience could develop into a good career or other long-lasting commitments.

The big day APRIL 26 with two major malefic planets conjuncts MARS and PLUTO 

These trines keep happening on the 26th which lightens up all the very heavy energy of this day.

April 26  The Mars-Pluto conjunction

can be phenomenally destructive and constructive. It’s macho, secret, revealing, the warlike drive shows the shadows of the patriarchy and corporate Plutocracy’s. Sexual politics and the old boys kingly “entitlement” to women has appeared in Toronto as an early tragic signifier of what is so very wrong and imbalanced in the world…

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VENUS in GEMINI (Apr 24 – May 19): Springy De-lights

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Mercury Rules Gemini.
Alchemical union through interchange of polar opposites.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The airy Alchemist energy of charming VENUS in GEMINI (Apr 24 – May 19) welcomes us to sail through Spring on a light breeze like a gorgeous butterfly, while alchemizing what we encounter.

So many really attractive things to learn and talk about! VENUS will inspire chatting, flirting, learning languages, day trips, and the alike.

GEMINI is the Alchemist of the Zodiac – bridging polarities and dualities. The shortest bridge between people can me just a smile and a kind word. 
And it can (and wants to) go much deeper than this too, with JUPITER (presently retro, supporting inner journeys and processes) this year in alchemical SCORPIO.
Yet, the springy lighter, ‘pollinating’ version of GEM comes into the foreground now, via delightful VENUS – bringing a breeze of fresh AIR into the picture of an otherwise not…

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Grand Water Trine Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Moon is in Cancer April 21

It’s HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 92 birthday today. The staunch Taurus is the longest-serving Queen or monarch ever-serving 65 years on the Throne. A true Taurus they are strong and resist change.

The Queen is a Taurus born at Zero degrees with a 12 degree Leo Moon in a wide conjunction to Neptune and Lilith and a Capricorn hard working responsible Ascendant. 

No wonder the Queen favored Meghan Markle shes a woman after the Queen’s own heart. Meghan’s Sun is exactly conjunct the Queen’s Moon. They understand each other almost telepathically. Actually, their charts connect so well. It is awesome. Who would’ve thunk it?

The Queen has SATURN in SCORPIO at 24 degrees conjunct her Midheaven.

Her reign is due to her father unexpectedly taking over the throne from his brother Edward who abdicated. She has Uranus the planet of unexpected change in Pisces trining her Saturn and…

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5=6 | About IAO and INRI

“I. N. R. I.; Yod-Nun-Resh-Yod

I.A.O; Isis, Apophsis, Osiris.

I guard this sacred space from all qlipothic forces of chaos and shadow which always arise whenever the work of ineffable light is undertaken.

May the work of ineffable light be truly undertaken.”

“YAHAWASHI BENE HA EL-ELYON; CHRISTOS ADONIA, SHADDAI EL-CHAI HA, YHVH ELOAH VE-DAATH…

So between the columns of the microcosms and above the firmaments of the macro; so banish, abolish, rebuke; sanctify purify, protect, cleanse heal and nurture.

My Father, my womb, my sibling;

Jehovah, Sophia, Christos.

ATEH, MALKUTH, VE-GEBURAH, VE-GEDULAH, LE-OLAM-AMEN.”

4=7 | The Rosey Cross Ritual

The Rose Cross Ritual

Original Golden Dawn version of the basic ritual.

1. Light a stick of incense. Go to the South East corner of the room. Make a large cross and circle.

Holding the point of the incense in the center vibrate the word Yeheshuah.

2. With arm outstretched on a level with the centre of the cross, and holding the incense stick, go to the South West corner and make a similar cross, repeating the Word.

3. Go to the North West corner and repeat the cross and the Word.

4. Go to the North East corner and repeat the cross and the Word.

5. Complete your circle by returning to the South East corner and bringing the point of the incense to the central point of the first cross which you should imagine astrally there.

6. Holding the stick on high, go to the centre of the room, walking diagonally across the room towards the North West corner. In the centre of the room, above your head, trace the cross and circle and vibrate the Name.

7. Holding the stick on high, go to the North West and bring the point of the stick down to the centre of the astral cross there.

8. Turn towards the South East and retrace your steps there, but now, holding the incense stick directed across the floor. In the centre of the room, make the cross and circle towards the floor, as it were, under your feet, and vibrate the Name.

9. Complete this circle by returning to the South East and bringing the point of the stick again to the centre of the Cross, then move with arm outstretched to S.W. corner.

10. From the centre of this cross, and, raising stick before, walk diagonally across the room towards the North East corner. In the centre of the room, pick up again the cross above your head previously made, vibrating the Name. It is not necessary to make another cross.

11. Bring the stick to the centre of the North East cross and return to the South West, incense stick down, and pausing in the centre of the room to link up with the cross under your feet.

12. Return to the South West and rest the point of the incense a moment in the centre of the cross there. Holding the stick out, retrace your circle to the North West, link on to the N.W. Cross — proceed to the N.E. cross and complete your circle by returning to the S.E., and the centre of the first cross.

13. Retrace the cross, but larger, and make a big circle, vibrating for the lower half Yeheshuah, and for the upper half Yehovashah.

14. Return to the centre of the room, and visualise the six crosses in a net-work around you. This ceremony can be concluded by the analysis of the Key-Word given as follows:

1. Stand with arms outstretched in the form of a cross. Face East.

2. Vibrate these words:

I. N. R. I.

Yod-Nun-Resh-Yod

The sign of Osiris Slain.

3. Right arm up, left arm extended out from shoulder, head bowed toward left hand.

L. — The Sign of the Mourning of Isis.

4. Both arms up in a V shape.

V. — The Sign of Typhon and Apophis.

5. Arms crossed on breast, head bowed.

X. — The Sign of Osiris Risen.

6. Make the signs again as you repeat L.V.X.

L.V.X. Lux.

7. Arms folded on breast, head bowed.

The Light of the Cross.

8. Then arms extended in the Sign of Osiris Slain (see 1).

Virgo – Isis – Mighty Mother

Scorpio – Apophis – Destroyer

Sol – Osiris – Slain and Risen

9. Gradually raise arms.

Isis – Apophis – Osiris

10. Arms above head, face raised.

I. A. O.

11. Except when in the Vault, now vibrate the four Tablet of Union Names to equilibriate the Light.

Exarp – Hcoma – Nanta – Biton

12. Aspire to the Light and draw it down over your head to your feet.

Let the Divine Light Descend.

THE USE OF THE ROSE CROSS RITUAL

1. It encloses the aura with a protection against outside influences. It is like a veil. The Pentagrams protect, but they also light up the astral and make entities aware of you. They are more positive for magical working. When much distracted, use the Pentagrams to banish and the Rose-cross to maintain peace.

2. It is a call to another mode of your consciousness and withdraws you from the physical. It is a good preparation for meditation and, combined with the Key-Word, a form of invocation of the Higher Wisdom which is helpful when solving problems or preparing for a difficult interview, or in order to be calm and strong to help another.

3. When you are quite familiar with the Ritual, but most certainly not before, it can be done in imagination while resting or lying down. Part of yourself goes out, and you get all the sensation of walking around your own quiescent body. Used thus, with rhythmic breathing, it will withdraw your mind from pain (if it be not too severe) and release you for sleep. You can do the analysis of the Key-Word standing behind your physical head, and you can call down the Divine White Brilliance, watching it flow over your body and smooth out the tangles in the etheric double, bringing peace and rest.

4. You can do the Ritual with intention to help others in pain or difficulty. For this purpose, you build up an astral image of the person, in the centre of the room, and call down the Light upon him, after surrounding him with the six crosses. When the ceremony is done, command the astral shape you have made to return to the person, bearing with it the peace of Yeheshuah.

5. It is a protection against psychic invasion from the thoughts of others or from disturbed psychic conditions, such as there might be in a place charged with fear, where terrible things had happened.

From: http://www.hermetics.org/Rose-Cross.html

Alchemy Symbols

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Ezekiel 36:26

“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Colossians 1:21-22

And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach-

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.

Titus 3:5

He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.

Ezekiel 18:31

“Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel?

Full Moon in Scorpio April 29th, 2018 |Magic and the Alchemy of Manifestation

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Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

On April 29th, 2018, we will have a Full Moon at 9° Scorpio, a full moon occurs when the Sun is Opposite the Moon.  This Full Moon is centered around Magic and the Alchemy of manifestation.  This time is filled with unusual situations and personalities, this is a time for great examination and observation.

There will be a variety of factors pulling strings so there will be no easy solution to problems.  The Moon in Scorpio provides us with a transformative energy, the ability to resurrect your emotions and began to feel again.  In order for this to happen certain emotions have to die. This is speaking to the Full Moon in Scorpio.   Nature always seeks…

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