Qabalah/Kabbalah Prepared by Erin Ghelber For the Religious Movements Homepage
Full name of the group: Qabalah (modern “cultic” spelling, also known as Hermetic Qabalah), Kabbalah (traditional Jewish spelling), Cabala (Christian spelling). All of these spellings are merely transliterations of the word in Hebrew. Therefore, one spelling is not necessarily right over another, but . . . → Read More: Profile on Qabalah
Gnosticism Created by Erin Potter For the Religious Movements Homepage
Name: GnosticismFounder: Some consider Simon Magus to be the Father of Gnosticism. However, Gnosticism has also been defined as a mystical religion said to be “as old as humanity itself.”(Ellwood and Partin: 95-96) Gnostic beliefs can be “found in all religions and religious . . . → Read More: Profile on Gnosticism
Taken from a 1960 reprint of “AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF OCCULTISM”, by Lewis Spence; University Press, Hyde Park, New York. Originally Published in 1920, it is considered to be one of the most complete texts on the subject.
ALCHEMY: The science by aid of which the chemical philosophers of medieval times attempted to transmute the baser . . . → Read More: What is Alchemy?
Copyright (c) 1988 by Phil Hansford.
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‘The first part of every ceremony is the banishing; the second the invoking.’ (–Crowley, Magick, p. 104)
It may be said that ritual is the very heart of magick. For it is through ritual that we achieve . . . → Read More: Ceremonial Magick (Part 2)
Ceremonial Magick by Phil Hansford © 1988
The files in this archive are copyright (c) 1988 by Phil Hansford. They are licensed for free non-commercial distribution only. They may not be distributed or carried on commercial bulletin boards, nor on boards which require a fee or donation. They may not be copied or . . . → Read More: Ceremonial Magick (Part 1)