The Practical Art of Divine Magic: Contemporary & Ancient Techniques of Theurgy

The old global of Egypt, Greece, and Rome used to be domestic to a suite of magical and non secular applied sciences, known as theurgy, that unite the perform of magic with the goals of faith. Theurgy, or "godwork," is the paintings of making a far better bond among the theurgist and his or her deities. the result of this improved bond have been imminently functional: improved magic, extra significant lifestyles, and a greater life.  With the autumn of Rome, those innovations pale into obscurity, and lots of of them have been misplaced forever.

This ebook revives, restores, and reinvents those practices for a modern pagan or magical practitioner. a mix of scholarly study and exam of resource texts and bold experimentation and extrapolation ends up in a whole and achievable process which may tell quite a few practices, all awarded in a calm, lighthearted, and readable way. 

Whether you perform witchcraft, ceremonial magic, or chaos magic, you could enjoy the perform of theurgy. you are going to study ideas to create more advantageous bonds with divine forces, name up and speak with religious beings, summon a paranormal assistant, create statues imbued with divine spirit, and grasp your personal brain. the final word aim is union with the divine, yet theurgy is a pragmatic course, and each step on that course is designed to enhance your life.

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W. Norton, 1975), 31. 33 Jowett, Benjamin, trans. Phaedrus by means of Plato. Accessed 10 may perhaps 2013, http://classics. mit. edu/Plato/phaedrus. html 34 Thelma Sargent, trans. The Homeric Hymns: A Verse Translation. (New York: W. W. Norton, 1975), forty four. 35 i'm indebted to John Michael Greer for educating me this technique of meditation. bankruptcy three The Addresses of the Gods if you want to touch me, a mortal, there are various methods you are able to do it. you could write to my writer, whose tackle is within the entrance of this e-book. you could inquire from me for my domestic deal with and write me there. you will discover my electronic mail deal with and e mail me. 36 you'll search for my cellphone quantity and speak to me. What do those modes of communique have in universal? every one of them calls for a kind of deal with: a symbolic illustration of my position to that you may allure. with no getting the best symbols, you won’t achieve me. upload one improper letter to my e mail, go away off the town in your letter, and not anything will occur. whereas theurgists like Iamblichus didn’t have e mail or addresses within the traditional experience, they understood rather well the significance of those symbols as a method of communique. And simply as i'd need to provide you with my domestic tackle, the gods supply us their symbolic addresses. the writer of the Chaldean Oracles writes: “The Paternal mind has sown symbols through the cosmos. ”37 within the psyche, then, either the person soul and the Psyche of the area are symbols sowed through the demiurge, simply as I sowed my electronic mail in an past footnote. those symbols are addresses again to the gods, and will be used as issues of touch. Iamblichus defines 3 degrees of those addresses, or synthemata: the cloth, the intermediate, and the noetic. the cloth synthemata are those who exist on this planet of hyle, the problem that we (think we) be aware of. Iamblichus makes use of the instance of Helios, the sunlight, yet let’s in its place use Selene, the moon, as our instance, simply to combine it up a piece. we've got this goddess whose area is swap and mirrored image, belief and transformation. we wish to comprehend her larger, so we glance world wide of subject and search for goods that replicate this concept. the obvious is that lovely hunk of rock orbiting the earth, after all. it is a synthema of Selene. to assert “Selene is the goddess of the moon” is to make an mistakes from a strictly theurgic point of view: the moon, the item, is an emblem of Selene. yet we don’t need to cease with that image, particularly due to the fact it’s not easy to control the moon in our rituals (although no longer difficult to time our rituals with the moon). So we glance on the earth of subject for manifestations of the gods which Iamblichus enumerates as “stones, crops, animals, fragrant ingredients, and different such issues which are sacred, ideal and godlike. ”38 between stones he comprises different such fabrics like metals, and once we examine the realm of metals we discover a steel that's silvery and tarnishes black over the years, yet could be cleaned back. Silver is way just like the moon and for this reason a synthema of Selene. between herbs we discover night-flowering vegetation, between animals the puppy, the cow, and the cock, and between aromatics I recommend gardenia.

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