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This week is about betting aquainted with each other and learning about the amazing world of herbs. You can use you magickal names in class but please add you given names on your test as well as your craft name. I want to make sure you are getting your credits. My grading system is on percentages and points earned from class participation 1x per day you must post M-F. All test are due on Thursday night PDT witching hour (midnight). Late submissions will loose points unless previously arranged with me. There will be bonus points available and I encourage you to grab those points because having a few bad test grades can fail you but the bonus points can get you a passing grade. I know I'm strict but you wil not get this quality of an education anywhere else at the price I give it. This is a legal ministry and academic institution that provides cetificates of completion.
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Please complete this questionnaire and submit by Thursday midnight PDT.
Are you a Natural Born Green Witch !
1. When you take a walk outside,do you graze while you walk?
2. Do you talk to your Pets or any other animals and do they answer you back ?
3. Do you have weeds growing around your house and people think you
should be using a " weed " eater ?
4. When you offer someone a cup of tea,do they ask you whats in it ?
5. Do you pick recyclables out of the regular garbage,rinse them,put them into
the proper bin and remind everyone in the family to be earth friendly ?
6. Does your house smell like a spice factory,herbs in the dehydrator,herbs hanging
from the windows,herbs laying about on screens ?
7. Is your kitchen overrun with to many herb jars and spice bottles ?
8. Are your fingers grass stained or fingernails dirty from digging in the earth ?
9. Do you talk to your plants,touch them and when one of them is sick,do you
tell the plant in a sweet whisper: it will be alright,you will be better soon ?
10. Do you give thanks for harvesting herbs,vegetables or any other plant from
your garden or any where out in nature ?
11. Instead of going to the pharmacy, you whip something up yourself ?
12. Do you ask the Earth Spirits for permission to plant a garden ?
13. Do you clean your home with homemade cleaners and dislike the smells of
chemical based cleaners ?
14. Do you constantly have to touch the earth in your pots or outside in nature ?
15. Do you have a dish filled with herbs in almost every room, a herb bag hanging
in the closed or a herb bag in your linen drawer ?
16. Do you plant certain herbs with a specific intent into your garden ?
17. When someone talks about having a headache or stomachache, do you tell
them which herb to use for which illness ?
18. When preparing for a spell, do you know which herbs to use for the spell,
without looking them up in a book ?
19. Can you feel the life within a plants leaves and can you hear the plant talk
to you ?
20. Can you see,feel or hear when your plants are happy or in distress ?
21. Do you apologize to your plants if you did something wrong, like didn't talk
to them, forgot to water them or if dropped them on the floor ?
How many Yes answers did you get ???
Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry
Institution of Magick
NEXT WEEK YOU WILL BEGIN CLASS STARTING WITH STARTING, MONITORING, AND SUBMITTING PHOTOS OF (THREE PLANTS) YOU WILL START FROM SEED. YOU CAN USE A POT, OR A CAN WITH DRAINAGE HOLES. YOU WILL NEED SOME GOOD SOIL, A SPRITZER, AND SEED OF ROSEMARY, SAGE, AND THYME.
Calcite gets its name from "chalix" the Greek word for lime. There are said to be more than 300 crystal forms of calcite and these can combine to produce a thousand or more different crystal variations. Calcite is also the primary mineral component in such cave formations as stalactites and stalagmites.
Calcite can be found in a number of colors including white or colorless, green, yellow, orange, blue, pink brown, red, black and gray. Calcite crystals are often used as healing stones and some information about this use is given below.
Healing uses: Calcite is credited with the ability to concentrate energy and release it in intensified form, thus it is believed to be an excellent stone for those involved in the healing professions. Many who work with Calcite believe that old, rigid thoughts and emotions may manifest as bone issues in the body, thus they find calcite useful for constrictions of ligaments and muscles as well as for working with arthritis and joint issues. It is also a good choice for Reiki and distance healing work, because it amplifies the energy being sent.
Mental/emotional uses: Calcite is a peaceful stone and is considered one of the most gentle healing stones. It is also often called the "stone of the mind" and believed to provide supportive energies during times of mental changes or big transitions. Green calcite has a mild vibration that facilitates calm and relaxation, balancing the emotions and is an excellent tool for bringing tranquility to the emotional body.
Metaphysical beliefs: It is believed that the purifying energy of calcite cleans out stored negative energy from a room, the body, etc. Use calcite to clear out old energy patterns and to increase personal motivation and drive. It is considered to be beneficial to keep around the home or in the garden as it creates a peaceful atmosphere. Green calcite is often called the money stone. It is said to return two-fold anything that you give. Because of this, green calcite has also been called a "money magnet" or "prosperity stone."
Additional information on color - Each color of calcite is credited with helping to support other healing properties as noted below:
White calcite is believed to open the crown chakra
Green calcite for physical imbalances
Red calcite to strengthen the life force
Orange calcite to help reduce worry
Pink calcite is said to support the heart chakra
Calcite can be carried in pocket or medicine bag, and is frequently incorporated into jewelry items.
The name epidote is from the Greek epi, meaning "over," and didonai, meaning "to give." The name was originally intended to describe the enlargement of one side of the crystal in certain specimens. Epidote ranges in color from green to brown and black and is believed to have a simple grounding and "back to the Earth" vibration.
In folklore, epidote is said to be a stone of increase. It therefore has a tendency to increase anything it touches, whether the thing it touches is energy or a material object. It is believed to be a powerful healing stone by itself or as an inclusion in quartz or other stones; it is thought to increase their healing virtues.
Medicinally, epidote is thought to stimulate the immune system and improve overall physical well being, thereby strengthening over-all health. Some feel epidote can be used as a digestive aid, especially for those who have a hard time assimilating food intake and to help heal intestinal blockages due to nervous disorders affecting the stomach. Epidote is also believed to help with regeneration and recovery following illness, exhaustion due to stress, and past trauma.
Emotionally, epidote is thought to promote patience, cleanse old, repressed and stimulate perception and personal power. It is believed to "dissolve" sadness or sorrow, self-pity, grief, and is thought to dispel critical tendencies and closed-mindedness.
Thoughts for its use around horses would include those recovering from injury or illness, including muscular and joint problems, horses with ulcers or digestive problems, hard-keepers, horses in high stress situations such as showing, trailering, etc., and those suffering from past traumas. Don't forget that epidote, as well as other healing stones, are believed share their beneficial attributes with the healer as well!
Epidote can be carried in pocket, purse, or medicine bag, or can be worn in jewelery in combination with small quartz crystals or other stones.
Before you begin this meditation, you might want to refer to my previous article on "Sword and Dagger Magic,"as it relates to this Meditation Practice.
Increase Visions During Meditation: Choose a comfortable chair and lay the sword crosswise about three feet in front of it. Stand beyond the sword, dagger in hand.
Beginning on the right side, and going up and to the left "cut" a doorway in the the air, then say: "Across the Bifrost bridge I go to commune with the Gods of Asgard.I will sit beside the Well of Urd for instruction by the Norns.Freely I go. Freely I return. Walk through the door to your chair and begin your meditation. When your meditation is finished, step back across the sword and seal the doorway with the dagger. This is done by drawing the doorway from left to right.
May, Heimdall, guardian of the Bifrost bridge, be with you,
Norse Witch Weather Signs
It Will Be a Bad Winter if:
Forecasting Winter by Animals:
-Squirrels begin gathering nuts early (Middle or late Sept.)
-Beaver lodges have more logs
(or if the north side of the beaver dam is more covered with sticks than the south.
-Fur or hair on animals such as horses, dogs, sheep and cows is thicker than usual.
-Squirrels build nests low in trees.
-Birds eat all the berries early
Forecasting Winter by Insects:
It will be a bad winter if:
-There are a lot of spiders in the fall.
-Hornets and yellow jackets build nests heavier and closer to the ground than usual.
-The woolly worm tells of a bad winter if, there are a lot of them crawling about.
-he has a heavy coat.
-the black band on his back is wide ( the more black than brown he is, and or the wider the black stripe the worse the winter.)
migrate early, winter will be early.
Forecasting Winter by Plants:
It will be a bad winter if:
-Apples and grapes mature early.
-Onions grow more layers
-Trees are laden with green leaves late into the Fall.
-Bark on the trees is thicker.
Forecasting Winter by Weather:
-Two frosts and lots of rain mean cold weather is near.
-A late frost means a bad winter.
-If the first snow stays on the ground for three days, another snow will come on top of it.
-If it frost before November 23rd, it will be a bad winter.
-Lots of low rolling thunder in the late fall means a bad winter.
Forecasting Winter by the Moon:
-The number of days old the Moon is at the first snow tells how many snows there will be that winter.
It will rain:
-If cows are laying down in pasture.
-If there is a ring around the Moon.(Count the stars in the ring and it will rain within that many days)
-If the Sun sets with clouds.
-If smoke goes to the ground.
-If birds fly low.
The weather will be fair if:
-You hear a screech owl.
-crickets holler. The temperature will rise.
circular, tubular, or spiral-shaped pasta
circular or star-shaped cereals
It is probably not the best idea to feed your children all these foods in one sitting. But adding some or all of them to their regular diet can increase their creative powers.
All circular or star-shaped cereals promote creativity and circular, tubular, or spiral-shaped pastas are more mentally stimulating than old-fashioned straight, string spaghetti.
Carrot juice gives physical and mental energy as well as increasing drive and motivation.
Bananas, almonds and dates are ruled by the element of air, which influences our thoughts and ideas.
Sunday 6th April 2014
Moon 6° Cancer trines Neptune 6° Pisces
Moon 12° Cancer conjunct Jupiter 12° Cancer
Moon 12° Cancer squares Uranus 12° Aries
Moon 13° Cancer opposes Pluto 13° Capricorn
Current Moon Phase for April 6th – Waxing Crescent
(waxing/46% of illumination)
During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans.
Sunday 6th April => Tuesday 15th April 2014
A Strong, Sharp and Determined Journey of Fate
What do you instinctively do when you get frustrated and stressed-out ? Depending on your star sign - if you're a water sign - you probably take a shower, have a bath, go to a sauna - if you're an earth sign - you probably go for a walk - if you're an air sign - you probably call your friends, listen to music and sing/hum to yourself - and if you're a fire sign - you either explode and get angry OR you have "sex" - whatever YOU do - is the instinct of what your body needs in order to balance the energies.
At the moment - the Sun in Aries - is affecting people's HEADS - and therefore - the body is wanting balance - and needs you to use you FEET and LEGS. So when you feel stressed - and worried - and have a headache - GO FOR A WALK. Get outside in the fresh air - and walk your feet. In so doing - you will balance the energies away from your HEAD. This is especially true for all Earth signs and anyone with planets in Earth Signs - your BODY NEEDS a WALK - and I'd hazard a guess - that when you're stressed you actually don't go for a walk - you stay indoors - in one place and don't move your body - that's the worst thing for your body - as you're intensifying thefrustration of squares and oppositions.
If you look at the astrological chart below - anyone who stays STILL in ONE place is making themselves a target for the astrological squares and oppositions - so AVOID the pain - and MOVE your physical body. Remember what I said on "Sun in Aries" - life is trying to create a NEW "You" and now that we're on the flowering and budding stage of the New "You" of part II Sun in Aries it's now essential and vital you MOVE your physical body - and you DO something.
If you do nothing - if you go nowhere and if you refuse to allow growth for the NEW "You" - then you will be getting very frustrated. You might ask - what good will it do - but try it and see for yourself - moving your body and going for a walk - will actually be VERY good for you.
Moon in Cancer
"Yes" or "No" defines Everything and Everyone in your life
Moon in Cancer - will show you a strength from your emotions - as it will be doing something VERY IMPORTANT for you
It's going to be a very BUSY DAY - even though it's Sunday - due to Moon & Jupiter in Cancer will ensure you WANT the "future" - you will WANT to see the "future" - and will WANT to create your "future" and in so doing - you'll "think" with clarity, determination and strength what you honestly WANT in your "future" - and today is the day you will WANT the future NOW.
This desire and sense of urgency will then motivate and drive everyone to get-out-of-bed and go-get the "future". The good thing is that the STRENGTH of the day - will ensure you get EVERYTHING right - and everything that is right will feel right and anything that's wrong - you'll know and won't waste the time on.
Moon 6° Cancer trines Neptune 6° Pisces creates a precise "tuning-in" to knowledge with an accurate sensitivity - from WITHIN you - it creates stability and calmness in your mind - which will immediately manifests in your real life - you'll feel - LIFE is WONDERFUL.
This leads to Moon-Jupiter conjunction at 12° Cancer - which about to transform the "old" you into "new" you and in the same way - trees, flowers and plants - need a "sign" from nature to tell them to wake-up - you too will be receiving your positive wake-up call - letting you know - nothing to worry or fear - now is the time when everything's going to be alright. After this conjunction there will be no possibility to "hold" onto the past.
Moon 12° Cancer conjunct Jupiter 12° Cancer creates 100% clarity - a clarity, strength, confidence that you've not felt in the past 6 months - will come "back" to you - stronger than ever before - because you've missed it. It will awaken you from WITHIN - fill your aura with clarity - and as you WAKE-UP you'll look around you - and make decisions to change things in your life.
Free Horoscopes by Astrodienst
Moon 12° Cancer squares Uranus 12° Aries creates a SHOCK - as something "old" from the "past" vanishes - disappears - drops-dead - becomes irrelevant in your life - and with a heartless emotion - you feel NOTHING towards "it" - and "throw" it out of your life. You know it'll be right - because like having a bag of smelly garbage in your kitchen - you know it has to go - and what a HUGE relief when it goes. Now you can rearrange your "Future"
Moon 13° Cancer opposes Pluto 13° Capricorn everyone has feelings that are inexplicable - but when you THINK - WHY do you have feelings towards some things and others nothing - you will realize that it's something WITHIN you that's making you a magnet for a cycle of specific life-situations. When you CHANGE yourself WITHIN you - then you can change what you attract into your life. Instinctively - this opposition will make you aware of what you need to change.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Everything seems to be happening so fast now that you don’t even have time to think about what you’re going to do; you simply do it. You barely complete a conversation or finish a project before something new comes at you from another direction. Fortunately, you are a master at thinking on your feet and reacting quickly. No particular planning is necessary today; you can always make adjustments later on. Give yourself permission to embrace the spontaneity of the moment.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You’re resistant to participating in a group event now because you don’t want to relinquish your sense of control over your day. Although you might be able to muster up enough energy to slip by unnoticed, others may perceive you as lazy because they don’t feel your enthusiasm. However, limiting most of your activity to the non-physical world of emotional fantasy isn’t a waste of time since today’s dreams can turn into tomorrow’s reality.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You may be quite excited about what’s ahead but something is simultaneously anchoring you to the past. Ironically, the future might even feel more real than the present moment. Unfortunately, it’s probably harder than you think to execute your plans today. Instead of trying to manage all the variables, take a radical approach and just let go of control for a while. Floating on the waves without resistance is more productive now than struggling to maintain your current direction.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You could be feeling stressed today, especially if your friends expect you to be a team player and you want to relax. Even if you spend much of the day at home, it’s challenging to take your mind completely off unsettling dynamics at work or in your community. Thankfully, you don’t have to resolve the tension immediately. Instead, allow your feelings to ebb and flow with your own emotional tides, putting off significant decisions until the pressure subsides.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Expressing your feelings is not as simple as it sounds today. Even if you try to share what’s on your mind, language falls short of communicating your experience. Although anger from an old emotional wound may linger, it’s hard to stay in a negative place for very long now because of all the possibilities you see waiting on the horizon. Instead of talking about your dilemma, improve your life one positive step at a time. Actions speak louder than words.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Typically, your top priority is putting all your facts in order rather than exploring your feelings about a complex situation. However, you can push through old emotional limitations and into new territory today because you want the most intense experience you can find. Your impulsive behavior might surprise your friends because you usually adopt a more cautious approach. Acknowledge your desires even if you’re afraid of being judged. Don’t let this special opportunity to create positive change slip through your fingers.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Improving relationship dynamics takes some extra effort now because it’s difficult to rein in your thoughts and feelings. Nevertheless, it’s a smart strategy to try to open the lines of communication anyhow. Be careful; if you are a procrastinator, you may have to contend with someone who has a very different idea of what you should be doing today. Nevertheless, don’t worry too much about other people’s expectations. Do what you can to keep the energy flowing, but take care of yourself, too, even if it means doing nothing at all.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You are willing to freely express your feelings today because you’re not so worried about receiving a harsh reaction from anyone else. You might even get an adrenaline rush from stepping over the edge of acceptability, if only for the shock value. However, revealing your quirkiness is safer now because you are so focused on whatever work needs to be done. It’s easier to get away with being weird when you are also highly efficient.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You may appear overly enthusiastic today because you throw yourself wholeheartedly into nearly everything you do. Others have a hard time keeping up with you as you race around fulfilling your current obligations. Ironically, you still might feel as if you’re running out of time even though you’re on a creative roll now. Remember that other people need to adhere to schedules, even if you’re less attached to their concept of linear time. A little sensitivity goes a long way toward establishing harmony.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Your day could offer the respite you need, though it still may be challenging for you to sit back and fully enjoy it. A hectic day on the home front magnifies your desire for some peace and quiet, but you might be bored by the time you finally get it. Remember, there’s no reason to create additional drama where none previously existed. Your attitude can make all the difference in the world; finding your center enables you to grab moments of calm even in the midst of chaos
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You might experience an intellectual breakthrough today. You could learn something new from a close friend that helps you understand how much others value your contributions now. But rather than resting on your laurels and basking in the warmth of the compliments, you’re already eager for the next project. It’s admirable to pursue your ambitions so passionately, but first take time to celebrate your previous accomplishments.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
The real world may not seem very important now as you entertain your fantasies. Fortunately, your daydreaming might turn into quite a spiritual journey if you are ready to minimize your attachment to material needs. Nevertheless, no matter how this kind of inter-dimensional thinking plays itself out, financial concerns could bring you crashing back down to earth today. Attend to your commitments with the same urgency that you give your dreams so you can return to your creative pursuits as soon as possible.
Today's Spirit Animal Oracle:
That Which is Behind You
Green Woman has magically floated into your life to remind you of the energy of fertility--fertility for a project, a garden, a love affair or conception. If there is fertile ground, it WILL bear fruit. Green Woman encourages you to practice your own brand of magic, and to appreciate the talents you have that will, in the near future, give birth to a magical creation.
Your Current Place
Taking yourself too seriously? If you are, Coyote will throw a banana peel in your tracks just to see you take a silly spill. Coyote medicine is Trickster medicine—the practical joker, the chaos maker. If Coyote appeared in your reading today, be ready for a curveball thrown in your direction. Remember, though, Coyote uses the bizarre to help us learn lessons we just can't seem to get any other way.
That Which is before You
Ant is dutiful, patient, industrious and focused. If you ever put an obstacle in the middle of an ant trail, you’ll notice that ant will go over it, around it, or even under it—but ant will NOT let the obstacle drive him backwards. Above all, ant is a team player, and knows that if each member of the team does his assigned task, the team will succeed. Do you have goals that are best met by team effort? If so, get the other players off the bench and let them into your game.
Today's Tarot: The Star
What has traditionally been known as the Star card is about reconnecting one’s Soul with the Divine — the transcending of personality, family, community and reputation. It has to do ultimately with the freedom to be one’s Self. The Soul is responding to celestial influences — forces that can provide the personality with a stronger sense of purpose. The Star card helps us to remember our exalted origins and our attraction to a Higher Union.
This card could also be called the “Celestial Mandate” — that which refers us back to our reason for being, our mission in this lifetime. The Star reminds us that, in a sense, we are agents of Divine Will in our day-to-day lives. If we let go of the idea that we are supposed to be in control, we can more easily notice and appreciate the synchronicities that are nudging us along. In this way, we become more conscious of the invisible Helping Hand, and we better understand our place within — and value to — the larger Cosmos.
Your Rune For Today
Naudhiz may foretell needs unmet and friction in relationships. You may be in a time where you should be very careful in whatever endeavor you take on. Also it may be that you are about to learn some of life’s hard lessons and come out the other side of this period a stronger being.
Today's Faery Oracle:
The Tolerance Fairy
Stay calm in all situations as it is far better for your own well being.
Your Fairy Affirmation for today:
"I will stay calm and be proud of myself for doing so."
Witchcraft is sorcery, the magic handling of supernatural forces through spells, magic, divination, and the creation or the call of the spirits. Scientific authorities often refer to sorcery or witchcraft as the use of malevolent powers through the employment of psychic means without need for ritual or charm, but in the contemporary Western world, witches typically work or cast magic spells. Witchcraft or sorcery usually involves the use of powers such as form-shifting, clairvoyance, invisibility, flight, and astral projection.
Magic and witchcraft have existed and endured since the dawn of time. Through countless periods of trials and tribulations, the champions of the craft have carried the traditions forward. There have been great sufferings and great triumphs along the way and magic and witchcraft are presently experiencing a time of resurgence, awakening, and enlightenment.
Follow the links below for more information:
The Atrocities Timeline
The Esoterica Timeline
Wicca versus Traditional Witchcraft
The Power of Witchcraft
Holidays and Sabbats
The Witches Lair
The Roots of Witchcraft
Witchcraft, sorcery, magic, that which can only start to find its roots when we turn over until Mesopotamia. With their deity for all the types of disasters, such as Utug - the inhabitant of the desert waiting you to remove if you wander with far, and Telal - the demon of Bull, Alal - the destroyer, Namtar - plague, Idpa - fever, and Maskim - the snare setter; the days of the superstition were quite in hand. It was believed that all the Pharaohs, the kings, etc impregnated a certain power of the gods, and even the lightest movement whom they have fact would cause production of an action. It was believed that an image, or the statue also carried the spirit of the person. It is one of the reasons for which they were carried from one place to another, and also explains why you see so many images and statues of these people with their right hands at their sides. In the bible, we find the reference "to the tower of Babel" or Ziggurat in Genesis 11. "Maintaining the world whole had a language and a common speech. While the men moved towards the east, they found a plain in Shinar (Babylonia) and arranged there. They said between them, "came, make bricks and to make them cook with the furnace completely." They employed brick instead of the stone, and the tar instead of the mortar. Then they said, "came, us let build us a city, with a tower which reaches with the skies, so that we can make a name for ourselves and not be dispersed above the face of the whole ground." But the lord is descended to see the city and the tower which the men built. The lord said, "if as people speaking the same language that they started to do this, then nothing they project to make will not be impossible for them. Come to leave us descend and confuse their language thus they will not include themselves/understand." "It continues to indicate that the tower was never finished. In other references, us note that it "turn" of makes has be finished, and that it was a tower which represented "puts in scene" between the ground and sky (not a tower extending to the sky in the literal direction.) of this reference, it was a tower built in the stages. A hierarchy on which the sky and the hell were based. It was really a miniature world representing the mountain of the ground.
The Search for Magical Knowledge
Each stage was devoted to a planet, with its angles symbolizing the four corners of the world. They moved in Akkad, Saburtu, Elam, and the Western grounds. The seven stages of the tower were painted in various colors which corresponded to planets. "Saturn, was black. The second was white, the Jupiter color. The third, brick-red, the color of mercury, followed blue, Come; to yellow, Mars, gray or money for the moon. These colors predicted good or bad, like their planets. For the first time, the numbers expressed the order of the world. A legend depicts Pythagoras of Samos traveling to Babylon where one teaches to him the mystery of the numbers, their magic importance and the power. The seven stages often appear in magic philosophy. The seven stages are: stones, fire, factories, animals, man, the skies starry, and angels. Starting with the study of the stones, the man of wisdom will reach higher and higher degrees of knowledge, until it can in measurement apprehend sublimation, and the eternal. While assembling these stages, a man would reach the knowledge of God, of which the name is with the eighth degree, the threshold of the marvelous housing of God. The place was also a "mystical" symbol in a few these periods, and however divided into seven, was still respected. This correlated the old tradition of a quadruple world being reconciled with the seven skies of the posterior periods. It is thought that was the beginning with the numerology here, but so that this develops with the point where they had taken into account the place like quadruple world, it should have developed before this.
The Celts: "Magic" Begins
The roots of the magic come from Celts. Descendants of Indo-Europeans, Celts were brilliant and dynamic people - artists endowed, musicians, storytellers, metal-worker, expert farmers and warlike wild. Their adversaries, the Novels have much fears them, which thereafter adopted a certain number of their habits and traditions. Celts were deeply spiritual people, which adored a god and the goddess. Their religion was pantheistic, meaning they adored many aspects of "creative source of the life" and honored the presence "of the divine creator" in all with nature. As much of tribes the world more, they believed in the reincarnation. After death, they went in Summerland for the rest and the renewal very while waiting for the rebirth. The months of the Celtic year were baptized name of the trees. The new Celtic year started at Samhain, which means that the "summers finish," and were the final harvest of the year. It was also their "festival of deaths," where they honored their ancestors and the late ones liked those. Many habits of Halloween of contemporary come from Samhain. Afterwards on the wheel of the Celtic year was the winter solstice, celebrating the annual rebirth of the sun. Our habits of Christmas are similar to this ancient celebration today. Around the beginning of February Imbolg came, one moment when the domesticated animals started to give birth. The equinox and Beltaine of spring, sometimes called the "day of May," were festivals of fertility. The summer solstice, known under the name of Lughnassa, celebrated the glory of the sun and the powers of nature. Lughnassa, the autumnal equinox, and Samhain, were considered as Celtic festivals of harvest. The "druids" were the priests of the Celtic religion. They remained in the power and three centuries after the defeat of Celts to the hands of the Novels. The druids were priests, professors, judges, astrologers, healers and bards. They became essential to the political chiefs, giving them the considerable power and the influence. They were conciliators, and could pass from a making tribe the war to the other unscathed ones. That took twenty years of intense study to go well to a druid. Translated, the druid of word wants to say "to know the tree of oak." Of the trees, the oak in particular, were considered crowned by Celts. The Mistletoe, which develops like parasite on trees of oak, was a powerful grass used in their ceremonies and for curative. The Mistletoe was ritually harvested with the summer solstice while cutting it with a gold sickle and by catching it with a white fabric all while never dropping it to the ground. The belief and the religious practices of Celts developed in what later became notorious like paganism, not to be confused with Neo-Paganism of limit, which is beyond the range of this writing. The pagan one of word is derived from the Latin word Paganus, meaning the "inhabitant of country." This consequence was formed with the love of Celts for the ground and their possession of the things such as the tree and the crowned Mistletoe of oak. The belief and the ritual — one of Pagan roots mixed with those of other Indo-European descended groups — and the surplus several centuries generated such practices that inventing magic beverages and ointments, moulding orthography, and to carry out work of magic. These practices, with much of the belief nature-based held by Celts and other groups, collectively became known under the name of sorcery. The witch of limit, which wants to say "to twist or yield," has her origin in the antique, Wicca of word of Anglo-Saxon it, which is derived wicce from word it, which means "wise." The witch is also related to the German word, "weihen," which mean "to devote or bless. " Some indicate that the origins of the witch go up to thousands of years, at the days when the goddess was adored and humanity had the great veneration for the powers of nature and women as creators of the new life. In philosophy of "new age", this is connected to the concept of "Gaia," or "Ground," which look at the planet ground as prima
Witches are Labeled
Before the 14th century, sorcery came to mean that collection of belief and practices including/understanding curative spell through, to mix ointments or medicines, to wet in the supernatural one, to guess or envisage the future, and to begin in clairvoyance. The groups meeting on the other belief and the ritual one often stigmatized with sorcery like "demon-adoring." After North America was discovered and European started to emigrate with the new ground, sorcery inherited the practice by some the first, colonial colonists. Since it had been previously stigmatized like "demon-adoring," one prohibited sorcery in all the North-American colonies. In spite of this decree by the powers of the day, some colonists secretly practiced sorcery knowing that they would be hung or burned if caught. It was said to him that certain ritual carried out by the helped early-American witches protect their payments from the attacks by the indigenous Americans. The magic can carry out much results, some goods and a certain evil, according to the type of magic and the intentions of expert. The types well-known of magic are indicated by colors. "The black magic" is carried out with the intention to harm others which are, as means of establishing the power of the expert or like itself drank. The fundamental ideology on which the black magic is based declares that the expert and his continuation of knowledge and/or of physical wellbeing, are more important than other concern, theological or moral. "The green magic" makes take part the expert adapting or itself to nature and the world around him. "The white magic" is where the expert adapts or itself with the needs for the human society and tries to satisfy these needs. It is a form of magic "of personal appreciation", and does not require to harm other beings. "The gray magic" is magic that is neither the green, neither black, nor white, and who replaces usually the absolute stand of these kingdoms with a moral code which is particular to the expert. It is a type of magic its, and can be employed for many various goals. "The folk magic" is an eclectic collection of herbalism, faith curative, curses and magic spells, magic of candle, and other operations which thrived in rural sectors during centuries. There is also the limit, the "magician of hedge," which refers to an individual who tries to practice the magic with little or not formal formation.
Johannes Trithemius: The art of drawing spirits into crystals
By Donna Morgan on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 5:11pm
Of the making of the Chrystal and the Form of Preparation for a Vision.
Procure of a lapidary good clear pellucid crystal, of the bigness of a small orange, i.e. about one inch and a half in diameter; let it be globular or round each way alike; then, when you have got this crystal, fair and clear, without any clouds or specks, get a small plate of pure gold to encompass the crystal round one half; let this be fitted on an ivory or ebony pedestal, as you may see more fully described in the drawing, [figure 1]. Let there be engraved a circle (A) round the crystal with these characters around inside the circle next the crystal ; afterwards the name "Tetragrammaton". On the other side of the plate let there be engraven "Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael;" which are the four principal angels ruling over the Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury; but on the table on which the crystal stands the following names, characters, &c. must be drawn in order.
First, The names of the seven planets and angels ruling them, with their seals or characters. The names of the four kings of the four corners of the earth. Let them be all written within a double circle, with a triangle on a table; on which place the crystal on its pedestal: this being done, thy table is complete (as in the Fig. D,) and fit for the calling of the spirits; after which thou shalt proceed to experiment, thus:
There is considerable variation in identification of the four kings of the cardinal directions. Here are a few: Agrippa, OP2.7 has (E, W, N, S): "Oriens.Paymon.Egyn.Amaymon", however in OP3.24 he says, "Urieus, King of the East; Amaymon, King of the South; Paymon, King of the West; Egin, King of the North, which the Hebrew Doctors perhaps call more rightly thus, Samuel, Azazel, Azael, Mahazuel," (See Cichus In Sphaeram Mundi, f. 21 apud quem: Zoroa. Fragm. O104; cf. Salom. ff. 28v-29r; sed addict. K: Reuchl. Arte 3, sig. O7r) MC has: "Bael, Moymon, Poymon, Egyn" or "Asmodel in the East, Amaymon in the South, Paymon in the West, and Aegym in the North"; "Oriens, Paymon, Egyn, and Amaymon"; or "Amodeo [sic] (king of the East), Paymon (king of the West), Egion (king of the North), and Maimon."
In what time thou wouldest deal with the spirits by the table and crystal, thou must observe the planetary hour; and whatever planet rules in that hour, the angel governing the planet thou shalt call in the manner following; but first, say this short prayer:
"Oh, God! who art the author of all good things, strengthen, I beseech thee, thy poor servant, that he may stand fast, without fear, through this dealing and work; enlighten, I beseech thee, oh Lord! the dark understanding of thy creature, so that his spiritual eye may be opened to see and know thy angelic spirits descending here in this crystal: (then lay thy hand on the crystal saying,) and thou, oh inanimate creature of God, be sanctified and consecrated, and blessed to this purpose, that no evil phantasy may appear in thee; or, if they do gain ingress into this creature, they may be constrained to speak intelligibly, and truly, and without the least ambiguity, for Christ's sake. Amen. And forasmuch as thy servant here standing before thee, oh, Lord! desires neither evil treasures, nor injury to his neighbour, nor hurt to any living creature, grant him the power of descrying those celestial spirits or intelligences, that may appear in this crystal, and whatever good gifts (whether the power of healing infirmities, or of imbibing wisdom, or discovering any evil likely to afflict any person or family, or any other good gift thou mayest be pleased to bestow on me, enable me, by thy wisdom and mercy, to use whatever I may receive to the honour of thy holy name. Grant this for thy son Christ's sake. Amen."
Then taking your ring and pentacle, put the ring on the little finger of your right hand; hang the pentacle round thy neck ; (Note, the pentacle may be either wrote on clean virgin parchment, or engraven on a square plate of silver and suspended from thy neck to the breast), then take your black ebony wand, with the gilt characters on it and trace the circle, (Fig. 7. C D E F,) saying,
"In the name of the blessed Trinity, I consecrate this piece of ground for our defence; so that no evil spirit may have power to break these bounds prescribed here, through Jesus Christ our Lord." Amen.
Then place the vessel for the perfumes between thy circle and the holy table on which the crystal stands, and, having fire therein, cast in thy perfumes, saying,
"I conjure thee, oh thou creature of fire! by him who created all things both in heaven and earth, and in the sea, and in every other place whatever, that forthwith thou cast away every phantasm from thee, that no hurt whatsoever shall be done in any thing. Bless, oh Lord, this creature of fire, and sanctify it that it may be blessed, and that they may fill up the power and virtue of their odours; so neither the enemy, nor any false imagination, may enter into them; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen."
Now, this being done in the order prescribed, take out thy little book, which must be made about seven inches long, of pure white virgin vellum or paper, likewise pen and ink must be ready to write down the name, character, and office, likewise the seal or image of whatever spirit may appear (for this I must tell you that it does not happen that the same spirit you call will always appear, for you must try the spirit to know whether he be a pure or impure being, and this thou shalt easily know by a firm and undoubted faith in God.)
Now the most pure and simple way of calling the spirits or spirit is by a short oration to the spirit himself, which is more effectual and easy to perform than composing a table of letters; for all celestial operations, the more pure and unmixed they are, the more they are agreable to the celestial spirits: therefore, after the circle is drawn, the book, perfumes, rod, &c. in readiness, proceed as follows:
(After noticing the exact hour of the day, and what angel rules that hour, thou shalt say,)
"In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, I do desire thee, thou strong mighty angel, Michael, [Or any other angel or spirit] that if it be the divine will of him who is called Tetragrammaton &c. the Holy God, the Father, that thou take upon thee some shape as best becometh thy celestial nature, and appear to us visibly here in this crystal, and answer our demands in as far as we shall not transgress the bounds of the divine mercy and goodness, by requesting unlawful knowledge; but that thou wilt graciously shew us what things are most profitable for us to know and do, to the glory and honour of his divine Majesty, who liveth and reigneth, world without end. Amen.
"Lord, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; -- make clean our hearts within us, and take not thy Holy Spirit from us.
"O Lord, by thy name, we have called him, suffer him to administer unto us. And that all things may work together for thy honour and glory, to whom with thee, the Son, and blessed Spirit, be ascribed all might, majesty and dominion. Amen"
Note, In these dealings, two should always be present; for often a spirit is manifest to one in the crystal when the other cannot perceive him; therefore if any spirit appear, as there most likely will, to one or both, say,
"Oh, Lord! we return thee our hearty and sincere thanks for the hearing of our prayer, and we thank thee for having permitted thy spirit to appear unto us which we, by thy mercy, will interrogate to our further instruction, through Christ. Amen."
Interrog. 1. In the name of the holy and undefiled Spirit, the Father, the begotten Son, and Holy Ghost, proceeding from both, what is thy true name?
If the spirit answers, Michael, then proceed.
Quest. 2. What is thy office? 3. What is thy true sign or character? 4. When are the times most agreeable to thy nature to hold conference with us?
Wilt thou swear by the blood and righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ, that thou art truly Michael?
(Here let him swear, then write down his seal or character in thy book, and against it, his office and times to be called, through God's name; also write down any thing he may teach thee, or any responses he may make to thy questions or interrogations, concerning life or death, arts or sciences, or any other thing;) and then shalt thou say,
"Thou great and mighty spirit, inasmuch as thou camest in peace and in the name of the ever blessed and righteous Trinity, so in this name thou mayest depart, and return to us when we call thee in his name to whom every knee doth bow down. Fare thee well, Michael; peace be between us, through our blessed Lord Jesus Christ. Amen."
Then will the spirit depart; then say,
"To God the Father, eternal Spirit, fountain of Light, the Son, and Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen."
Fig. 1. The form of the crystal for invocating spirits, with the plate of pure gold in which the crystal must be fastened, with the divine characters around. [Names read (top) Michael, (right) Gabriel, (bottom) Raphael, (left) Uriel).]
Fig 2. A magical circle (C D E F), of a simple construction, for the operator to stand or sit in when he calleth the spirits. [Names read "Tetragrammaton," "Elohim," and "ADONAI." Also includes the common symbol for the Sun . The sigil corresponds with that of the archangel Michael in Heptameron. (In The Magical Calendar it is associated with Raphael and Venus.)]
Fig. 3. The crystal (A), two silver or other candlesticks (G G,) with the wax tapers burning, and tripod or vessel for the odoriferous suffumigation.
Fig 4. A wand of black ebony with golden characters. The characters are explained. [The magic wand to be used in invocations by the crystal. Write or engrave on the other side: "Ego Alpha et Omega."]
[The lamin is also referred to in the text as "the pentacle." It has the name of the archangel Michael in Hebrew, plus the sigil. The names around the outside read "El, Elohim, Elohe, Zebaoth, Elion, Escherchie, Adonai, Jah, Jehovah, Tetragrammaton, Saday, Jod, Ehevi."]
I shall here set down the Table of the names of Spirits and Planets governing the Hours; so thou shalt easily know by inspection, what Spirit and Planet governs every Hour of the Day and Night in the Week.
HoursDay.Angels and Planets rulingHoursNight.Angels and Planets ruling1 Michael 1 Sachael 2 Anael 2 Samiel 3 Raphael 3 Michael 4 Gabriel 4 Anael 5 Cassiel 5 Raphael 6 Sachiel 6 Gabriel 7 Samael 7 Cassiel 8 Michael 8 Sachiel 9 Anael 9 Samael 10 Raphael 10 Michael 11 Gabriel 11 Anael 12 Cassiel 12 Raphael
HoursDay.Angels and Planets rulingHoursNight.Angels and Planets ruling1 Gabriel 1 Anael 2 Cassiel 2 Raphael 3 Sachiel 3 Gabriel 4 Samael 4 Cassiel 5 Michael 5 Sachiel 6 Anael 6 Samael 7 Raphael 7 Michael 8 Gabriel 8 Anael 9 Cassiel 9 Raphael 10 Sachiel 10 Gabriel 11 Samael 11 Cassiel 12 Michael 12 Sachiel
HoursDay.Angels and Planets rulingHoursNight.Angels and Planets ruling1 Samael 1 Cassiel 2 Michael 2 Sachiel 3 Anael 3 Samael 4 Raphael 4 Michael 5 Gabriel 5 Anael 6 Cassiel 6 Raphael 7 Sachiel 7 Gabriel 8 Samael 8 Cassiel 9 Michael 9 Sachiel 10 Anael 10 Samael 11 Raphael 11 Michael 12 Gabriel 12 Anael
HoursDay.Angels and Planets rulingHoursNight.Angels and Planets ruling1 Raphael 1 Michael 2 Gabriel 2 Anael 3 Cassiel 3 Raphael 4 Sachael 4 Gabriel 5 Samael 5 Cassiel 6 Michael 6 Sachiel 7 Anael 7 Samael 8 Raphael 8 Michael 9 Gabriel 9 Anael 10 Cassiel 10 Raphael 11 Sachiel 11 Gabriel 12 Samael 12 Cassiel
HoursDay.Angels and Planets rulingHoursNight.Angels and Planets ruling1 Sachiel 1 Gabriel 2 Samael 2 Cassiel 3 Michael 3 Sachiel 4 Anael 4 Samael 5 Raphael 5 Michael 6 Gabriel 6 Anael 7 Cassiel 7 Raphael 8 Sachiel 8 Gabriel 9 Samael 9 Cassiel 10 Michael 10 Sachiel 11 Anael 11 Samael 12 Raphael 12 Michael
HoursDay.Angels and Planets rulingHoursNight.Angels and Planets ruling1 Anael 1 Samael 2 Raphael 2 Michael 3 Gabriel 3 Anael 4 Cassiel 4 Raphael 5 Sachiel 5 Gabriel 6 Samael 6 Cassiel 7 Michael 7 Sachiel 8 Anael 8 Samael 9 Raphael 9 Michael 10 Gabriel 10 Anael 11 Cassiel 11 Raphael 12 Sachiel 12 Gabriel
HoursDay.Angels and Planets rulingHoursNight.Angels and Planets ruling1 Cassiel 1 Raphael 2 Sachiel 2 Gabriel 3 Samael 3 Cassiel 4 Michael 4 Sachiel 5 Anael 5 Samael 6 Raphael 6 Michael 7 Gabriel 7 Anael 8 Cassiel 8 Raphael 9 Sachiel 9 Gabriel 10 Samael 10 Cassiel 11 Michael 11 Sachiel 12 Anael 12 Samael
Note, The day is divided into twelve equal parts, called Planetary Hours, reckoning from sunrise to sunset, and, again, from the setting to the rising; and to find the planetary hour, you need but to divide the natural hours by twelve, and the quotient gives the length of the planetary hours and odd minutes, which shews you how long a spirit bears rule in that day; as Michael governs the first and the eighth hour on Sunday, as does the . After you have the length of the first hour, you have only to look in the Table, as if it be the fourth hour, on Sunday, you see in the Table that the and Gabriel rules; and so for the rest it being so plain and easy you cannot err.
Many men were eminent about these times in all manner of learning, and such as were learned and Eloquent Divines, Astronomers, Physitians, Orators, Historiographers, and men of like quality, not only amongst the Gentiles, butChristians. At length the persecution of Infidels ceased, after that Constantine Caesar the great, had assumed the Christian faith, in the year of the World 5539. after the middle of the Government of the aforesaid Anael the Angell ofVenus. Although those professing the Religion and faith of Iesus Christ in some measure were now and then disturbed and molested by the Ungodly; Yet notwithstanding the peace of the Church did remain free from molestation a long time.
From this time forward, Mankinde which from the time of Ninus the King, for almost the space of two thousand and three hundred years, had most miserably gone astray about the worship of Idols, was now revoked mercifully to the knowledge of one only God.
Various Arts of Subtilty in these times were augmented, and had increase and reputation according to their convenience to the nature of Venus.
For the manners of men are changed with the time, and the inferiour bodies are disposed according to the influence of the superiors.
The mind of man (verily) is free, and receives not the influence of the Stars, unless it doth too much commaculate his affection, by inclining its self with the commerce which it hath with the body. For the Angels who are the movers of the Orbs, do neither destroy nor subvert any thing, which nature it self hath constituted or framed.
A Comet of unwonted and unusuall greatness did precede the death of Constantine.
The Arrian Heresie in many Countreys disturbed the holy Church.
Toward the end of this Angels Government, in the time of Iulianus Caesar, Crosses appeared in lines, and Crosses in the garments of men.
In Asia and Palaestina wars followed, Pestilences and Famine in those places where the Crosses appeared.
In these times also about the year of our Lord 360. the Franks or Franconians in Germany had their Originall; who afterwards wasting Gallia, gave the name unto it of France, having first overcome and conquered the people thereof. The description of Francia in greatness is long and wide, or of great circuit, whose Metropolis Moguntia sometimes was; now truly and only Herbipolis.
The Bavarians, Suevians, the people of Rhine, Saxons, Thuringers, this day do occupie a great part of France in Germany, under jurisdiction of the Papacy in some places. Moreover in the 280 year of the Gubernation of this Angell Anael, the Roman Empire began to decline, whilst the City was taken and burned by the Goths the Imperial seat being first translated into Greece under Constantine, which was very mischievously done, and the only cause of the declining of that whole Monarchy: for neer the determination of this Angell Anael his Regiment, there did arise Radigifus, Alaricus, Atholfus, Kings of the Gothes: Also after this Genserick of the Vandals and Attilas of the Hunns who runing all over Europe, did most miserably teare the Empire in sunder, as is evident in these Histories.
When Anael the Angell of Venus had finished his Regiment, then Zachariel the Spirit of Jupiter did reassume the Universall Government of this World the seaventh time, the first day of June, in the year of the World 5669. the fourth moneth, but in the year of our Lord and Saviour Iesus Christ 463. four moneths; and governed in his turne years and four moneths untill the year of the World 6023. and eighth moneth: but of our Lord God 817.
Many men in these times out of their affection to Christian Philosophy, betook themselves to live in the Wilderness: many Prodigies appeared, Comets, Earthquakes, it raigned blood.
Merlin born in Tumbe, predicted wonderfull things in the beginning or entrance of this Angels Government.
Arthurus who commonly is called Arthur, the most glorious King of great Britain, who overcame the Barbarians, restored peace to the Church, went away conquerour in many battels: propagated the Faith of Christ, subdued to his dominion all Gallia, Norway, Denmark, and many other Provinces. He was the most glorious of all Kings that lived in his time, who after many famous actions performed, did never more appear, being expected to return by the Britains for many years, of whom in times past many praise-worthy songs were published by the Bardes of that people of wonderfull Poesie; for whilest he raigned, England was in its most flourishing condition, unto whom thirteen kingdoms were subject.
In or near these times the severall Orders of Monks began to multiply in the Church of God: Theodoric King of Gothes being an Arrian did possess all Italy, slue Boetius their Consull.
All manner of Estates were full of perturbation, as well the Empire as Church affairs, or Church and Common-wealth were now in great distress.
Zenon and Anastasius, Arrian Emperours in the East, Theodoric and his successors in Italy, Honorius King of the Vandalls in Affrica did excercise no small Tyranny.
Clodoucus King of France at length in Gallia being turned Christian, both overcame the Gothes, and restored peace in many places, though not in every Country and Kingdom.
In the time of St. Benedict, and year of Christ 500. or thereabouts, in the beginning of the government of this Angel Zachariel the Spirit of Iupiter, whose spirits property it is, to change Empires and Kingdoms, which was done in this Revolution, histories do manifoldly declare; and what himself could not perform, he ordained Raphael the Angel of Mercury, his successor, to perfect in Charles King of French-men.
Many Kingdoms came to their periods under these 350. years both of the Gothes, Vandalls, Burgundians, Lumbards, Thuringers, Almains, Bavarians, and very many besides.
Iustinianus the Emperour first of all about these times beautified the Common-wealth very deservedly with his Lawes.
Many gallant and most admirable men flourished under Zachariel.
Iustinianus built the Temple of St. Sophia in Constantinople consisting of 400. Towers. The Empire is divided and made Bi-partite, and ever and anon is more and more oppressed with mischiefs.
Many signs in heaven appeared about these times, as is easily collected from Histories.
Cosdroes king of the Persians took Hierusalem, whom Heraclius the Emperour afterward slue.
Mahomet the Arabian in these times about the year of Christ 600. introduced the Sect of Sarazens, by which Sect the Roman Empire in Asia is now quite extinguished.
Dagobert King of France slue the English, at that time called Saxons (whom in battell he overcame). Its remarkable, that by little and little Christianity about these times began to fail in Asia and Affrick, upon entrance of the Sect of the Sarasins therein, which now had almost poysoned the whole world.
About the years of our Lord God 774. Crosses appeared in the garments of men, and not long after the Roman Empire is divided, a translation of the Monarchy being made to Charles who was of the Frankes Nation in Germany, who preserved the Empire and Church from perishing, and fought many famous battels.
The name of Western Galls, or Westphalians in Saxony after his victory first had its beginning.
In the 18. place after finishing the rule of Zachariel, the Angel of Iupiter, Raphael the spirit of Mercury undertook the disposing of this worlds affaires, the third time, the second day of November in the year of the Creation of the World, 6023. eighth moneth, and he swayed the scepter of the World 354. years, four moneths, untill the years of the world 6378. and of our Lord God 1171.
In the first beginning of this revolution of Raphael the Angel of Mercury, the Monarchy of the Roman Empire (as we mentioned before) was translated to Charles the great.
After Charles his son Lodowick ruled 25. years, who being dead, his sons contending amongst themselves, did again extenuate the strength of the Empire.
The Normans harrowed France: Rome is twice scourged by the Saracens: under Lodowick the second it raigned blood from Heaven in Italy, by the space of three whole dayes.
In Saxony, a certain village with all its buildings, and inhabitants was in a moment swept away by an horrible gaping or opening of the earth.
About the year of our Lord God 910. there were many great motions in Italy, and Italy fell from the Empire of the Franks or Franconians, and ordained proper kings for themselves of their own election; the first whereof wasBerengarius the Duke of Fonolivium, after whom seven in order succeeded, near upon fifty years, untill the translation of the Empire unto the Germans: The first Emperour that was thereof was Otho, from which time the Empire began to be reformed; unto whom Otho his son, and hos Nephew Otho after succeeded in the Empire: under whose Government the Hungarians are converted to the Christian Faith. But the third Otho dying without children, instituted after his death Electors of the Empire in the year of Christianity 1002. even as they remain to this present day.
Ierusalem is again taken by the Saracens: many strange sights are seen in the air, in the Heavens, in the Earth and sea, and in waters: But Otho the third being dead, Henry the first by election of the Princes succeeded, raigned 20. years, who founded the Church of Bamburg, and dying a Virgin, together with his wife Kunigunda he shone gloriously in miracles; after whom Conrade, first Duke of the Francks is chosen, and ruled 20. years.
Godfrey Earl of Bullen also recovered the holy Land, and City of Jerusalem from the hands of the Infidels.
Before the end of this Revolution many signs and Prodigies were seen, and a little time after the Nation of the Tartars exceeded the bounds of their own Country, and did many mischiefs to the Empire of Rome.
There was Famine, Pestilence, Earthquakes in the Empire: Three suns were seen in the East, and as many Moons. In the year of our Lord God 1153. Frederick first called Barbarossa began to reign, and ruled 33. years, the beginning of whose Government was in the 336. year of Raphael: He did many noble exploits, and enlarged the strength of that Empire, performed sundry wars with great success, in whose ninth year the Egians and Lituotrians were converted to the Faith of Christ.
Samael the Angel of Mars in order, the nineteenth time came to accept the Gubernation of the universall world, it being now his third returne, and this he did the third day of March, Anno Mundi, 6378. and he regulated mundaneaffaires 354. years four moneths, untill the years of the World 6732. four moneth; and of our Lord God 1525. under whose predominancy many wars were all over the whole world, by which means infinite thousands of men perished, and sundry Kingdoms lost their former bounds: betwixt Frederick the first Emperour and the Romane Nobility, many controversies arose, sundry great battels were fought, and many thousands of Romans perished.
The aforesaid Frederick did wholy subvert Mediolanum: Leige is destroyed, Hierusalem is again taken by the Saracens, the Empire of the Tartarians the greatest in the whole World about these times took its beginning, occasioned a very great plague in the World, nor yet do they cease.
After Frederick, Henrie his Son is elected Emperour. Who being dead, Schism confounds that Empire; under Philip and Otho many battels followed in the confines of Germany, Argentine, Cullen, Liege, Wormes, Spires, and all over the Kingdome. The sect of begging or Mendicant Friars began in these times, in the 40 year year, or thereabouts of Samael: from whence it is most apparent, that all things are done by providence. The Sarazens fought many battels against the Christians in Asia and Africk. Constantinople is taken by the Germans: Baldwin Earl of Flanders is instituted Emperour. In Almain more then twenty thousand young men are drowned in the Sea by Pyrats, who seduced by a vain spirit, did give forth they would recover the holy land.
From Spain many shepheards or keepers of cattle united themselves together, coming to Paris dispoiling the clergy of their livelyhoods, the common people taking part with them, or being well pleased with it.
But when they extended their hands to take away the goods of the Layity, they were quite cut off and destroyed.
In the year of Christ 1212. Frederick the second is elected, he reigned 33. years, and did many acts against the Church. In the yeare 1238. an Eclipse and a continual Earthquake undid many thousands of men.
Frisia also by continuall incursions of the sea, was almost wholly drowned, and there did perish more then one hundred thousand of men and women.
The Tartars waste Hungaria and Polonia, Armenia the greater being first subdued, and many regions besides.
In the year of Christ 1244. a certain Jew digging in the ground at Toledo in Spain, found a book, in which it was written, In the third World Christ shall be born of the Virgin Mary, and shall suffer for the salvation of man, not long after the third World believing, shall be baptized.
It was the third Revolution of the Angell of Saturn, concerning which, what is spoken is intended: in the beginning of whose reign, Christ was born of a Virgin.
The Popes of Rome deposing Frederick, it is said the Empire was vacant 28 years, untill the Election of Rodolph Count of Habspurg, constituting Kings by turns in the Intervals or vacancy. First Henry Count of Schuvartzenburg atThuring by election of the Princes; then William Earle of Holland, Conrade the Son of Frederick, Alfonsus King of Castile, Richard Earl of Cornwall, brother to the King of England, many evils were multiplied upon the face of the Earth.
At or neer this time about the year of our Lord God 1260. the Confederacy of the Switzers began, a small people in number, but have increased with the time, who have slain many of their Nobility, and being a Warlike people have banished and frighted away many others of their Nobles from their proper habitations, whose Common wealth is now known to all the people of Germany.
In the year of Christians 1273. Rudolphus of Habspurg is constituted Emperour by Election of the Princes he raigned 18 years, the best of men, prudent in all manner of affaires, from whom afterwards descended all the Dukes ofAustria. The Tartarians invading the Lands of Christians, Constantinpole and Greece, brought infinite damage to the Christians.
The Saracens do occupie many Cities in Asia, kill and destroy more than four hundred thousand Christians: Rudolphus being dead, Adolph of Nassaw is elected King, he governed six years, whom Albert the son of Rudolph, afterwards overcame and slew in fight neer Wormes and was chosen Imperator in the yeare of Christ 1298. he governed ten years and was slain by his brothers son. The Order of the Knights Templars by command of Pope Clement the fifth is destroyed, the Isle of Rhodes is recovered by Christians out of the hands of the Sarazens, after the War and siege thereof had continued four whole years. Albertus being slain by his Nephew; Henry is constituted the eighth Emperour, being Count of Luxenburg, who reigned 5 years; he being dead Lodowick the fourth of Bavaria reigned 32 years, beginning in the year 1315. unto whom the Popes of Rome gave a Crown.
Frederick Duke of Austria opposeth himself against Lodowick, but is overcome by him.
After Lodowick, Charles the fourth King of Bohemia is constituted Emperour; who converted the Bishoprick of Prague into an Archbishoprick; he reigned 31 years: there were most fearfull Earthquakes. This Charles did institute many things in favour of the Princes Electors, concerning their Customes and Tallayes, which were not in use formerly. Gunther Count of Schuartzenburg stiled himself King, opposed Charles the Emperour, but prevailed nought at all against him.
After Charles, his Son Winceslaus governed 22 years: after whom Jodocus Marques of Moravia succeeded, Sigismund Cozen German of Winceslaus.
Winceslaus was disposed, Leopald Duke of Austria, 8 Earls, and more then 4000 souldiers fighting against the Switzers, were all by them slain.
During the government of Winceslaus King of Bohemia Emperour: the Tenets of Iohn Huss had their beginning. Winceslaus being deposed, Rupert Count Palatine of Rhine, and Duke of Bavaria was elected, and ruled 10. years. In the year of our Lord God 1369. the Christians did ingage themselves in a war against the Sarazens, which succeeded ill by reason of the French mens Arrogancy: because more then one hundred thousand of our men did dye in that war; besides such as were made Captives, amongst whom was Iohn Duke of Burgundy, many were the wars of those times.
In the year of the World 1407 Sigismund is made Emperour, and governed 27 years: he indeavoured to wast and destroy the kingdome of Bohemia thereby to extinguish Heresie, but it little availed him. The Kingdome of France is most grievously wasted and consumed by the English and Burgundians: Sigismund being departed this life, Albert Duke of Austria, Sigismunds son in Law, succeeded in the year of Christians 1438. and only raigned two years, an admirable man and worthy of the Empire. He being deceased, Frederick the third Duke of Austria, the Son of Ernestus, by election of the Princes, is chosen Emperour: and reigned 56 years, a man of a Divine soul and peaceable conversation, who began to rule Anno Dom. 1440.
In the year of Christians 1453. Constantinople is taken of the Turks by Treachery of a certain Genoway, and a little after by degrees all Greece fell from their Christian faith. For a litle time after many Kingdoms and Provinces of the Christians were harrowed, wasted, and taken by the Turks. Many and most grievous wars the Christians had amongst themselves about this time, in France, England, Saxony, Westphalia, Prusia, Flanders, Sweden, and other places. In these times the Art of Printing was newly found out, and invented at Mogunce the Metropolis of Almain, by a wonderfull industry, and not without the speciall gift of the Deity.
In the year of Christ 1456. the Turks were overthrown in Hungaria by the faithfull Christians, whereof many of them perished. The Pilgrimage of young men to Saint Michael was wonderfull. There were Earthquakes in the Kingdome of Naples, and more then fourty thousand people perished thereby.
In the year of the World 1462 Moruntia is taken and spoiled being the Metropolis of the Franconians or Francks in Germany.
Charles Duke of Burgundy overcame the Franconians in Anno 1465. after that in 1467 he destroyed the cities Dinant & Liege, An. 1473. he entered Gelderland, and with much valour obtained it, & in like manner all the whole Dukedome of Loraigne.
A Comet during all the moneth of Ianuary 1472 appeared. Charles Duke of Burgundy not long besieged the Towne of Nussicum one whole years space, viz. in or about 1474. which Magnanimous Prince was afterwards slain in war 1467. The Turks took away from the Christians about these times, many of their cities, Nigropont in Euboia, the Kingdome of Bosnia, Dukedome of Speta, Achaia, Mysia, and more Kingdomes besides these in the East.
Anno 1476 a convocation of fools was in Franconia of Germany neer Niclaushausen, full of errours.
Anno 1480 the Turks besieged the Rhodians with a powerfull Armie but prevailed not; departing the same year from Rhodes, they took the city Hydruntum, more then twelve thousand Christians being slain there, only 22 souldiers escaping. The next year Mahomet Emperour of the Turks died; to whom Bajazet his first born succeeded in the Kingdome, having reigned now at this present 27 years. In the year of Christ 1486. Maximilian the Son of Frederick was instituted King of Romans at Franckford, and saluted Caesar by Iulius the Pope 1508. who instituted the Order of warfare of Saint George purposely against Hereticks and Turks: he brought the Switzers low by war, and even to this day makes war against the Rebellious Sicambrians; he will be fortunate against all such as break their Leagues or Covenants with him.
The King of France after his wonted manner, a constant persecutor of the Empire, is discovered to plot new devices against it. The Omnipotent protects those assigned to the Government of Samael: Anno 1508. the VenetiansRebels to the Empire of Caesar, are threatned with War and Banishment. Punishment of stubbornness will be the reward of an advised satisfaction. About the end of this third Revolution of Samael, the Image of alteration shall pass to the first and shall be the Perdition of many men for unless Aries be reduced again, (God assisting) (ad algos) there will be translation of one Monarchy, or of some great Kingdome.
A strong sect of Religion shall arise, and be the overthrow of the Ancient Religion.
It's to be feared least the fourth beast lose one head.
Mars first of all in the Government of Samael foretold the Flood, in his second returne, the siege and destruction of Troy: in his third toward the end thereof will be found great want of Vnity: from matters preceding may be Judged what will or ought to succeed. This third Revolution of Mars shall not be consummated without Prophecie, and the institution of some new Religion, from this year of our Lord 1508. here yet remains untill the end of the Government ofSamael 17. years wherein signes and figures shall be given, foreshewing the beginnings of evill. For in Anno. 1525. Crosses were seen in the garments of men by the space of ten years before, what is past already shall shew their effects: but 13 years from hence being justly summoned away, thou shalt surrender thy place to the (non Intelligent) thou shalt revive again far greater to me, after the Fates in the third; unless it be lawfull thou obscure thy self in a cloud.
The twentieth time in order, Gabriel Angell of the Moon received the moderation of the World, in the year of the World 6732. the fourth moneth, and fourth day of Iune: in the year of Christ 1525. and he shall regulate the world 354. years, and four moneths, untill the year of the world 7086. eighth moneth, but of our Lord Christ 1879. and 11. moneth.
The future Series of this Revolution requireth Prophecy.
Most sacred Caesar, I have not wrote these things assertively, or that we must believe it by any means whatever with the injury of Orthodox Divinity.
There are some that in these things have supputed Lunar moneths, which if thou holdest fit to consent unto, then those things I have wrote must be varied.
I protest with my own proper hand, and confess with my own mouth, that in all these things delivered, I beleeve nothing, or admit of anything, unless what the Catholick Church doth hold: the rest, I refute and contemn as vain, faigned and superstitious.
Finis Joh. Trit.
Englished 1647, by William Lilly, student in Astrologie.
Johannes Trithemius: De Septem Secundeis ("Seven Secondary Causes")
This digital edition by Joseph H. Peterson, Copyright © 1998. All rights reserved.
Johannes Trithemius (1462-1516) was elected abbot of Sponheim when he was just 23 years old. During his years there he built the monastery into a learning center which drew scholars throughout Europe. He later became abbot of St. Jakob of Würzburg.
Trithemius wrote De Septem Secundeis in 1508. His doctrine of cycles ruled by planetary angels ultimately derives from none other than the thirteenth-century Paduan physician Peter d'Abano. (On which see Lynn Thorndike,History of Magic and Experimental Science II, 874ff esp. pp. 888ff, and on adoption by Trithemius see Noel Brann, Trithemius and Magical Theology p. 25, 134.). Per Trithemius, the world was created 5206 years before Christ. The seven angels (secondary to God, who is the "First-Intelligence") are given more distinct identities in the third book of his Steganographia.
The original book is in the University of Minnesota Andersen rare book collection. It was too fragile to have a photocopy made, so I commissioned a microfilm copy. Samples printed from the microfilm were not scannable because of the quality and type set of the original, so I ended up typing it all in by hand. The Latin title was added by me for identification purposes; Lilly did not include it.
De Septem Secundeis
id est, intelligentiis, sive Spiritibus Orbes post Deum moventibus.
Abbot of Spanheim, [Seven Secondary Causes] of the heavenly INTELLIGENCIES, governing the Orbes under GOD.
Dedication, to the Emperor Maximilian
Renowned Caesar, it is the opinion of very many of the Auncients, that this inferious World by ordination of the first Intellect (which is God) is directed and ordered by Secundarian Intelligences, to which opinion Conciliator Medicorum assents, saying, that from the Originall or first beginning of heaven and earth, there were 7. Spirits appointed as Presidents to the 7. Planets.
Of which number every one of those ruleth the world 354. years, and four months in order.
To this Position, many, and they most learned men, have afforded their consent; which opinion of theirs my self not affirming, but delivering, do make manifest to your most sacred Majesty.
De septem secundeis
The first Angell or Spirit of Saturn is called Orifiel, to whom God committed the government of the World from the beginning of its Creation; who began his government the 15, day of the moneth of March, in the first year of the World, and it endured 354 years and 4 moneths.
Orifiel notwithstanding is a name appertaining to his Office, not Nature. Attributed to the Spirit in regard of his action: under his dominion men were rude, and did cohabite together in desert and uncouth places, after the homely manner of Beasts. This needs not any manner of proof from me, sith its so manifest out of the Text of Genesis.
The second Governour of the World is Anael the Spirit of Venus, who after Orifiel began to rule according to the influence of this Planet, in the year of the world 354. the fourth moneth, that is, the 24 day of the moneth of June, and he ruled the world 354 years, and 4 moneths, untill the year from the Creation of the world 708. as appears to any that shall Calculate the Age thereof.
Under the Regiment of this Angell, men began to be more Civilized, built Houses, erected Cities, found out Arts Manuall (viz. Monifactury) the Art of Weaving, Spinning, and Cloathing, and many such like as these, did indulge themselves plentifully with the pleasures of the flesh, took unto themselves faire women for their wives, neglected God, Receded in many things from their naturall simplicity; they found out Sports, and Songs, sang to the Harp, and did excogitate whatsoever did belong to the worship and purpose of Venus. And this wantonness of life in men did continue untill the flood, receiving the Arguments of its pravity from hence.
Zachariel the Angell of Jupiter, began to govern the world in the year of the Creation of Heaven and Earth 708. the eighth moneth, that is, the 25 day of the moneth of October, and he did regulate the World 354 years, 4 moneths, untill the year of the worlds Creation 1063 inclusively. Under whose moderation, men first of all began to usurp Dominion over one another, to exercise Hunting, to make Tents, to adorn their bodies with severall garments: and there arose a great Division betwixt the good and evill men; the Pious invocating God, such as Enoch, whom the Lord translated to Heaven' the wicked running after the snares and pleasant allurements of the Flesh.
Men also under the Dominion of this Zachariel began to live more civilly, to undergo the Laws and Commands of their Elders, and were reclaimed from their former fierceness. Under his rule Adam the first man died, leaving to all posterity an assured Testimony, that necessarily once we must dye.
Various Arts and Inventions of men did about this time first appear & manifest themselves, as Historians have more clearly expressed.
The fourth Rector of the World was Raphael, the Spirit of Mercury which began in the year of the Creation of Heaven and Earth 1063 the 24 day of February, and he reigned 354 years 4 months, and his Government continued untill the year of the World 1417 and fourth moneth. In these times writing was first found out, and letters excogitated of Trees and Plants, which notwithstanding afterwards and in process of time received a more gracefull shape, and the Nations varied or changed the Face of their Characters according to their own fancy. The use of Musicall Instruments, under the time and rule of this Raphael, began to be multiplied, and Commerce or Exchange betwixt man and man was now first invented: A presumptuous, rude and simple Audacity in these times begot Navigation or the manner of Sayling from one place to another, and many such like things in one kinde or other, &c.
The fifth Gubernator of the World was Samuel the Angell of Mars, who began the 26 day of the moneth of June in the year of the World 1417. and swayed the rule of this World 354 years 4 moneths, untill the year of the World 1771. and eighth moneth, under whose Empire and Government men imitated the nature of Mars, also under the Dominion of this Angell, the Universall deluge of waters happened Anno Mundi 1656. as evidently it appears by History out of Genesis. And its to be observed, what the auncient Philosophers have delivered, that so oft as Samuel the Angell of Mars is ruler of the World, so often there ariseth notable alterations of Monarchy. Religions and sects do vary, Laws are changed, Principalities and Kingdomes are transferred to Strangers, which we may easily finde out in order by perusall of Histories.
Notwithstanding Samuel doth not immediatly in the very beginning or entrance of his Dominion manifest the disposition of his behaviour or custome: but when he hath exceeded the middle time of his Gubernation which very thing is likewise to be understood concerning the Angels of the other Planets, (as it may be manifested from Histories) all which do send down their influence according to the Proprieties of the natures of their Stars, and operate upon the inferiour bodies of this World.
The sixth Governour of the World is Gabriel the Angell of the Moon, who began after Samuel the Angel of Mars had finished his course: the 28 day of the moneth of October in the yeare of the World 1771 and eighth moneth: and he ordered the affaires of the World 354 years and 4 moneths, untill the year of the World 2126. Again in these times men were multiplyed, and builded many Cities: and we must note: that the Hebrews do affirme that the Generall deluge, was Anno Mundi 1656. under the moderation of Mars: But the Septuagint interpreters, Isidorus and Beda confirme the Deluge to be in the year of the World 2242. under the Regiment of Gabriel, the Angel of the Moon, which seems unto me by Multiplication to be rather constentaneous unto truth, but to express my further conception hereof, is not the work of this present discourse.
Michael the Angel of the Sun was the 7. Ruler of the World, who began the 24. of February, in the year of the World according to common computation 2126. and he governed the world 354. years and four moneths, until the year of the age of the world 2480. and four moneths.
Under the Dominion of the Angel of the Sun even as Histories consent with truth, Kings began first to be amongst Mortall men, of whom Nimrod was the first, that with an ambitious desire of Soveraignty, did Tyrannize over his Companions.
The worship of several Gods by the foolishness of men, was now instituted, and they began to adore their petty Princes as Gods.
Sundry Arts also about this time were invented by men; to wit, the Mathematicks, Astronomy, Magique, and that worship which formerly was attributed to one onely God began now to be given to divers Creatures: the knowledge of the true God, by little and little, and the superstition of men became forgotten.
About these times Architecture was found out, and men began to use more policy both in their civill institutions, and manners, or customs of living.
From henceforth the eighth time in order, again Orifiel the Angel of Saturn began to govern the World the 26. day of the moneth of June, in the year from the beginning of the world 2480. and four moneth; and he continued his government of the world this second return, 354. years and four moneths, untill the year of the world 2834. and eight moneths. Under the regulation of this Angel, the Nations were multiplied, and the earth was divided into Regions; many Kingdoms instituted; the Towel of Babel was built, the confusion of Tongues then fell out, men were dispersed into every part of the earth, and men began to Till, and Manure the earth more acurately, to ordain Fields, sow Corn, plant Vineyards, to dig up Trees, and to provide with greater diligence, what ever was more convenient for their food, and rainment.
From that time forward, first of all, amongst men, the discerning of Nobility begun to be taken notice of; which was, when men in their manner of living, and in wisdom did excell the rest of men, undertaking Trophies of glory from the great ones of the earth, as rewards for their merits: From hence first of all, the whole world began to come into the knowledge of men, whilest every where the Nations being multiplied, many Kingdoms did arise, and various differences of tongues did follow.
The ninth time in order and course, Anael, the Angel of Venus began again to sway the world the 29. day of October, and in the year of the Creation of Heaven and earth 2834. and 8. moneths: and he presided 354. years, four moneths, untill the year of the VVorld 3189.
In these times men forgetting the true God, began to honour the dead, and to worship their Statues for God, which Errour hath infected the World more then two thousand years: Men did now devise curious and costly Ornaments, for better trimming, and adorning their bodies: found out divers kindes of Musicall Instruments; again, men prosecuted too much the lust and pleasures of the flesh, instituting, and dedicating Statuas and Temples to their Gods. Witchcraft, and Incantations in these times were first excogitated by Zoroaster King of the Bactrians (and divers others as well as he) whom Ninus King of Assyria overcame in War.
In order the tenth time Zachariel the Angel of Jupiter, again began to ruler the world the last day of February, in the year of the building, or framing the heaven and earth, 3189. and he moderated according to his custom, and manner 354. years, and four moneths, untill the year of the world 3543. and four moneth.
These were joyfull times, and might truly be called golden, wherein there was plenty of all manner of usefull things, which much conduced for the increase of mankinde, giving thereby exceeding beauty and adornment to the things of this World.
In like manner about this time, God gave to Abraham the Law of Circumcision; and first of all promised the Redemption of Mankinde by the Incarnation of his onely begotten Son.
Under the Government of this Angel, the Patriarchs first Founders of Justice, were famous, and the righteous were divided from the ungodly, by their own proper indeavour and consent.
About these times in Arcadia, Iupiter grew famous, who was stiled also Lisania, the Son of Heaven and God, a King, who first of all gave Laws to the Arcadians, made them very civill in their manners and behaviour, taught them the worship of God, erected them Temples, instituted Priests, procured many advantagious benefits for mankinde, for which his so great benefits, he was by them termed Jupiter, and after his death accounted for a Deity or God.
He had his Original from the sons of Heber, viz. Gerar, as ancient Histories do record to posterity.
Prometheus also the son of Atlas is reported under the Government of this Angel to have made Men; onely, because of rude and ignorant, he made them wise and knowing, humane, courteous, accomplished in learning and manners: he made Images by Art to move of themselves.
He first found out the use of the Ring, Scepter, Diadem, and all kingly ornaments.
In or about these times other joviall men did excell; men most wise, and women also, who by their own understanding delivered many profitable inventions to mankinde; who being dead, for the greatness of their wisdom, were reputed as Gods: viz. Photoneus, who first of all instituted amongst the Greeks, Laws, and judgements, as also, Sol, Minerva, Ceres, Serapis amongst the Aegyptians, and very many besides.
In order the 11. time Raphael the Angel of Mercury again undertook the ordering of the world the first day of the moneth of Iuly, in the year of the world 3543. and fourth moneth; he continued in his Commands 354. years, and four moneths, untill the year of the Creation of heaven and earth 3897. and 8. moneth.
Verily in these times, as it evidently appears from the Histories of the Ancients, men more earnestly applied themselves to the study of wisdom, amongst whom the last learned and most eminent men, were Mercurius, Bacchus, Omogyius, Isis, Inachus, Argus, Apollo, Cecrops, and many more, who by their admirable inventions, both profited the world then, and posterity since.
Severall Superstitions also about these times, concerning the worship of their Idols were instituted by men.
Sorceries, Incantations, and Arts of framing Diabolical Images, were now in a marvellous manner increased, and whatsoever either of subtilty, or wit, that could possibly be attributed to the invention, or cunning of Mercury about these times, did exceedingly increase.
Moses the wisest Commander of the Hebrews, expert in the knowledge of many things and Arts, a Worshipper of one onely true God, did deliver the people of Israel from the slavery of the Aegyptians, and procured their liberty.
About this time Janus first of all reigned in Italy, after him Saturnus, who instructed his people to fat their grounds with soile or dung, and was accounted or esteemed for a God.
Near these times Cadmus found out the Greek Letters, or Characters, and Carmentis, the daughter of Evander, the Latine.
God Omnipotent, under the Government of this Raphael, the Angel of Mercury, delivered by the hands of Moses, to his people a Law in writing, which giveth a manifest testimony of our Saviour Iesus Christ, his future birth and nativity to be born in the flesh.
Here arose in the World a wonderful diversity of Religions: During these times, here flourished many Sybills, Prophets, Diviners, Soothsayers, or such as used inspection into the entrals of Beasts, Magitians, or Wise-men, Poets, as Sybilla, Erythraea, she of the Isle of Delphos, she whom we call the Phrygian, because she lived in Phrygia with the rest.
Again in order the twelfth time Samuel the Angel of Mars, began to exercise his Dominion upon the world, the second day of the moneth of October, in the year of the world 3897. and eighth moneth, and his time of ruling, was 354. years, and four moneths from thence, untill the year 4252. under whose Empire and rule, was that great and most famous Destruction of Troy in Asia the less: as also an admirable mutation, and alteration of Monarchy, and many Kingdoms together with new institutions, or moldings of many Cities, as Paris, Monunce, Carthage, Naples, and very many besides these.
Many new Kingdoms were newly erected, or now had their first beginning, as that of the Lacedemonians, Corinthians, Hebrews, and divers more.
Here in these times all over the whole world, there was very great wars, and Battels of Kings and Nations, and several alterations of Empires.
The Venetians from this time, do compute and reckon the originall both of their people and City from the Trojans.
And its observable that very many other Nations, as well in Europe as in Asia, pretend to have taken their originall from the Trojans, to whom I thought good to give so much credit, as they themselves were able to perswade me was truth, upon sufficient testimony and proof.
The Arguments they produce concerning their Nobility and Antiquity are frivolous, being desirous to magnifie themselves openly, as if there were no People, or Nation in Europe, before the Destruction of Troy, or as if there had been no Pesant, or Clown amongst the Trojans.
Under the moderation also of this Planet, Saul was made first King of the Jews, after him David, whose son King Salomon, built in Ierusalem the Temple of the true God, the most famous and glorious of the whole world: from hence the Spirit of God illustrating, and enlightening his Prophets with a more ample illumination of his grace, they did not only foretell of the future incarnation of our Lord and Saviour, but also many other things, as holy Scriptures do testifie, amongst whom were Nathan son of King David, Gad, Asaph, Achias, Semeias, Asarias, Anan, and many others.
Homer the Greek Poet, VVriter of Troys Destruction, Dares, Phrygius, Dyctis Cretensis, who were themselves at the rasing, and sacking thereof, and have likewise described it, are supported to have been alive near about these times.
The thirteenth time in order, Gabriel the Spirit of the Moon, again undertook the ordering of this world the 30. day of Ianuary in the year from the beginning of the Universe 4252. and he presided in his Government 354 years, 4 moneths, untill the year of the World 4606. and fourth moneth.
In this time many Prophets were famous and excelled amongst the Jews, viz. Helias, Heliseus, Micheas, Abdias, with many others: There were many alterations of the Kingdom of the Jews: Lycurgus gave Laws and Ordinances to the Lacedemonians, Capetus, Sylvius. Lyberius Sylvius, Romulus Sylvius, Procas Sylvius, Numitor, Kings of Italy flourished, during the moderation of this spirit: more Kingdomes also had their Originall or foundation under him, as those of the Lydians, Medes, Macedonians, Spartans, and others: the Monarchy of Assyrians under Sardanapalus now ended. And in like manner the Kingdome of the Macedonians was consumed, or worn out.
Sundry lawes are imposed on men, the worship of the true God is neglected, and the Religion of false Gods too much propagated: the City of Rome is built under the Dominion of this Spirit, in the year 1484. which yeare in order, was the 239 of the Angell Gabriel, the Kingdome of the Sylvans in Italy now ended, and that of Rome began in these times, Thales, Chilon, Periander, Cleobulus, Bias, and Pittacus, the seaven wise men of Greece florished, and from thence Philosophers and Poets came into request. At Rome, Romulus the first founder of the City reigned 37. years being a Fratricide and a stirrer up of Sedition. After whom Numa Pompilius continued that Kingdome in peace full 42 years: he amplified the worship of the Gods, and lived in the time of Hezekiah King of Iudea. About the expiration of this Angell of the Moon his government: Nebuchadonozor King of Babylon, took Hierusalem, and destroyedZedechiah the King and carryed away all the people Captive.
Hieremiah the Prophet was now famous, who fore-told this destruction, as also their future delivery from Babylon.
When Gabriel had finished his course, againe Michael Angell of the Sun did assume the 14. government of the World, who began the first day of the moneth of May, in the year of the World 4606. the fourth moneth, and did rule the World according to his own order 354. years, untill the year of the Worlds Creation 4960. and eighth moneth.
In the time of this Angels moderation Evill Merodach King of Babylon, did restore both their Liberty and King to the people of the Jews, according to the direction of the Angell Michael, who as Daniel wrote, stood for the Nation of the Jews, unto whom they were committed by God.
In these times likewise the Monarchy of the Kingdome of the Persians began, whose first King Darius: and the second Cyrus did bring to nothing or utterly ruine, that most powerfull Kingdome of Babylon in the dayes of Balthazar, (as Daniel and the Prophets had predicted.)
In these times Sybilla Cumana was much spoken of, and grew famous; who brought 9 books to Tarquinius Priscus the King to be bought for a certain price; in which were contained the reason, order, and succession of future Avisements, of the whole common-wealth of the Romans. But when the King refused to give her the price demanded, Sybilla (the King seeing it) burnt the three first books, demanding the same price for the other six; which when again he had denyed to give her, she committed to be burnt three of those remaining, and would have done so by the rest; unless the King by perswasion and Councell of others, had not redeemed them from consuming, giving the same price for the three last, for which he might have had the whole nine.
Moreover the Romans having abrogated Government by Kings constituted two Consuls to reign every year.
Phalaris the Tyrant in these times occupied Sicilia: Magique or naturall Philosophy was also in these times highly esteemed amongst the Kings of Persia.
Pythagoras the Philosopher, and very many others flourished amongst the Greeks; the Temple and City of Hierusalem are a new reedified.
Esdras the Prophet repaired the books of Moses, burned by the Chaldeans; who were also called Babylonians, and committed them to memory for example. Xerxes King of the Persians brought his Army against the Greeks, but had no success therein. The City of Rome is taken, burned, and destroyed, by the Gaules; the Capitoll only preserved by a Goose, stirring up the weary Champions. The Athenians had eminent wars in these times: Socrates & PlatoPhilosophers lived now.
The Romans lessened the power of their Consuls, instituted Tribunes & Aedils, and were also about these times involved in many calamities: Alexander the great after the expiration of the rule of Michael, reigned in Macedonia, destroyed the Monarchy of the Persians in Darius: conquered all Asia, and annexed it with part of Europe to his own Empire.
He lived 33 years, reigned 12 after whose death infinite wars and many mischiefs followed, and his Monarchy became divided amongst four.
Now amongst the Jews, first of all, they began to contend for the Priesthood: the Kingdome of Syria began.
After the Spirit of Michael had finished his course, then the 15 time in order, Orifiel the Angell of Saturn, the third time assumed the regulating of this World, the last day of the moneth of September, in the year from the building of the Universe 4960. and eighth moneth: and he did rule in Chief 354 years, 4 moneths, untill the year of the World 5315. Under whose moderation, the Punick war began betwixt the Romans and Carthaginians: the City of Rome was almost wholly consumed by fire and water. The Brazen Molten Image called Colossus, in length one hundred and twenty six foot fell down, being shaken by an earthquake. At, or near this time the City of Rome enjoyed peace one year after the Punick War: which Common-wealth had never been without War in 440 years before.
Hierusalem together with the Temple is burnt and destroyed by Antiochus and Epiphanes, the History of the Machabees and their Wars were now acted.
In these times Carthage 606 years after its first foundation is destroyed, and burned continually by the space of 17 whole dayes. In Sicilia seaventy thousand slaves made a Conspiracy against their Masters.
Many Prodigies in these times were beheld in Europe; tame domesticall cattle fled to the Woods, it raigned blood, a fiery Ball shined, appeared, and glistered out of heaven with great noyse and crackling. Mithridates King ofPontus, and Armenia held Wars with the Romans 40 years. The Kingdome of the Jews is restored, which had interruption 575 years from the time of Zedechia untill Aristobalus. The people also of Germany called the Theutines, invaded the Romans and after many fights are overcome and one hundred and threescore thousand of them slain, besides innumerable others of them, who slew themselves and familiars under Cajus and Mantius the Consuls: notwithstanding this, many of the Romans were before this cut off by them: after which time, Civill Wars did much shake the Romane Common-wealth, which endured full 40 years. Three Suns appeared and were seen in Rome, but not long ere they were reduced into one.
A very few years succeeding, Julius Cajus Caesar usurped the government of the Romans, which Octavius Augustus after him amplified, and joyned Asia, Africk and Europe into one Monarchy he reigned 36 years by whom, or whose means God gave peace to the whole World: In the year from the building of the City 751. and of Caesar Octavius Augustus 42. and in the 245 year and eighth moneth, the 25 of December, of the government of the aforesaid Orifielthe Angell of Saturne: Iesus Christ the Son of God is born in Bethelem of Iudea, of Mary the Virgin. Note, how faire and wonderfull the Ordination of Divine providence is; for the World at first was created under the rule of Saturn his Angell Orifiel: and mercifully redeemed, instaurated, and made new again under his third government; so that the great number and agreement of concurring Actions, may seem to administer no small beliefe to this manner of description, or setting forth, that this World is governed by the seaven Angels of the Planets: for in the first Gubernation of Orifiel, there was one only Monarchy of the whole World, under his second (as we mentioned before) it was divided amongst many.
Again, during his third, (as is manifest) it was reduced into one, although, if we consider or measure time aright, it is manifest also that in the second government of Orifiel, there was but one only Monarchy, when the Tower ofBabel was built. From this time forward the Kingdome of the Jews was quite taken away, and the sacrifice of meat-offerings ceased, nor shall liberty be restored to the Jews before the third Revolution of the Angell Michael, and this shall be after the Nativity of Christ, in the year 1880. the eighth moneth, viz. In the year of the World 7170. and eighth moneth. Many of the Jews in those times, and of the Gentiles also, shall embrace Christian Religion, most plain and simple men preaching the word of God, whom no humane institution, but a divine spirit hath inspired. The World shall then be brought to its first innocency of its simplicity, the Angell of Saturne Orifiel governing the World every where.
Coelestiall things are mixed with earthly, many of the Christians for that faith which they did Preach, shall be slaughtered by the rulers of this World. About the ending of the Moderation of Orifiel, Hierusalem is destroyed by theRomans, and the Jews are dispersed into every Nation, there being massacred of them eleven hundred thousand, and four score thousand sold for slaves, the residue of them fled; and so the Romans wholy destroyed Judea.
After that Orifiel had finished his government, Anael the Angell of Venus, the sixteenth in order, the third time reassumed his Regiment of the World: the last day of Ianuary, in the year of creating the Heaven & Earth 5315. but from the year of the birth of Christ 109. and he regulated the affaires of the World 354 years, 4 moneths, untill the years of the World 5669. 4 moneths, but of the Nativity of our Saviour Iesus Christ in the flesh 463. And its remarkable, that almost during the whole rule of this Anael the Angel of Venus, the Church of Christians did flourish in her persecutions, and prevailed; many thousands, of men being Butchered for the Faith of Christ. Moreover in these times very many Heresies began to be broached in the Church, which were not extinguished, but after some time, and with labour & the blood of good men.
I Am the Weathered Wiseman, and I Live at the Edge of the Forest…
Posted on February 10, 2014
For as long as I can remember…I have always retreated to the woods. It didn’t matter if things were good or bad….the woods called me to a place that I could not access anywhere else.
I remember when I was younger, 8 or 9, my mom would have my grandma tell me the stories about the Booger Woods to try to keep me from disappearing amongst the trees behind the house. Little did she know that later on, my grandma was pulling me aside to tell me that as long as I walked hand in hand with the tree spirits, the four-leggeds and the winged ones, that they would never allow anything to hurt me.
Most of the time, I would pull my shoes off at the back door and make a run for those woods. I have always been able to feel the call of the trees and critters that lived there. I never knew any kind of fear of any of the animals there. I can close my eyes and remember sitting there among deer and foxes and birds galore. Isn’t it funny? Children don’t know that they aren’t able to do things until adults tell them that it just isn’t possible. I never knew that it wasn’t possible to carry on conversations with my four-legged and winged friends. I would sit for hours talking to an old fox that my mom was quite sure was vicious. I would take bread out by the buckets and feed the crows and all the other birds. I never knew that a crow was supposed to be a nuisance. To me, they were friends. I remember how mad my dad used to get with me because most of the time I had a ton of birds following me.
One animal that always called to me as a child was the hedgehog. I remember a cousin of mine had one and everybody thought that that little hedgehog was mean. I have never been afraid of any animal…now that doesn’t mean that I didn’t approach carefully and with the utmost respect…and was absolutely enthralled with this little hedgehog. I went over to my cousins one afternoon and we were sitting in the floor. That little hedgehog was out running around. He ran up onto my leg and curled up in my lap and went to sleep. My cousin couldn’t believe it as I sat there and rubbed that little hedgehog’s belly as he snoozed on my lap. 
I preface with all of that information, so that I could talk about my trip to the woods yesterday. Friz and I slept in a bit yesterday, so the sun was already up when we headed outside. I had my cloak on and the backpack packed. It is so funny to watch how excited that little blue dog gets when he sees a loaded down backpack. He took care of whatever business he needed to take care of before we plodded down the sidewalk. As we got closer to the edge of the woods, the energy of nature itself bathed us from head to toe.
I unloaded the backpack and placed the candles and the skulls and my cauldron. I felt that incense needed to be burned today, so I pulled out some the wonderful woodsy, earthy incense that a friend sent me. As I sat there in front of the cauldron with my legs crossed, Friz crawled into the hollow that my legs made and curled up. I should have taken that as an omen of things to come. Wolf and Crow energy manifested quickly….but there was energy coming forth that had not been there with me before. I recognized this energy from my childhood….it was hedgehog energy. [tumblr_mn2bcgPhOW1sn1e5oo1_500]
The woods seemed to dance around me. The birds sang even more excitedly welcoming this new energy. The trees swayed rhythmically to welcome our new friend. I thought that it was no coincidence that Friz seemed to pull himself into an even tighter ball as he napped between my legs. I leaned back and soaked up the sun peeking through the leaves of the trees above. My hands were flat against the earth and I could feel her wonderful soothing heartbeat against my palms. It felt as if I was seeing everything around me with new eyes. I inhaled deep and could feel that wonderful earthy, woodsy incense pulling deep into my chest….building a strength and hope. I could feel it pulling up wonderful memories of past times of playfulness and I had to take my shoes off and run my toes into the dirt of the floor of the woods. Even though it was chilly out, there was something that kept pulling me closer and closer to the earth.
I cleaned up and Friz ambled around me smelling the incense and the skulls. We walked leisurely back to the condo and I settled down onto the couch….I had to look up hedgehog energy and symbolisms. This is what I found:
The hedgehog is symbolic of fertility and being connected to the earth. It’s belly is close to the Mother (earth, that is) and this close proximity is symbolic of its connection to earth and all that is fertile. The hedgehog’s tendency to curl up in the fetal position is also a message of centering, and connecting with the source.
Further, central Asia and parts of Iran associated agricultural abundance, fertility and the gift of fire to the hedgehog. In these cultures it is considered a solar power animal, and is strongly connected to the energy and vitality of the sun. This may be further understood when we think of the hedgehog’s splayed spikes look much like the spanning rays of the sun.
Being a nocturnal creature, the symbolism of the hedgehog deals with intuition, psychic ability, prophetic dreams and visions. This is because the night deals with concepts that are cloaked in shadow – a realm that is not altogether clear. That the hedgehog’s active time is at night is symbolic of “second sight.”
Another testimony to its spiritual power is the hedgehog’s natural resistence to snake venom. This is carries extreme importance with many Native American Indian tribes and is seen as a symbol of victory over evil. This attribute is also a portent of resurrection, life after death, or defeating death completely. [hobb5]
This little critter packs a powerful punch! So many things to learn from it. I appreciate what the Lord and Lady have given me and helped me to nurture in my relationships with animals as I have grown in the Craft…..but I do miss sometimes the innocence of childhood. I talk to the animals around me all the time, but fear of other humans and what they may do to them keeps them from getting too close. I miss the days of lying barefoot under a canopy of trees and chattering away with the fox and the deer (and the one my mom hated) the snake. I have had it proven to me over and over that their energy seeks me out, but still I miss the contact. They teach me constantly.
Blessed Be! [tumblr_mubrajT6PH1rjdnouo1_500]