My the Light and Wisdom of the 'Sacred Star' Shine within your heart Forever !

Thoughts and discussions of Esoteric Philosophy, Ritual Magick, Cosmic-Theology, Mythology, Ancient Cultures, Paganism, Occult Sciences, and related topics.

Comments and Open Discussion are welcomed.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Wow I really need to update this thing!!
but not to day...too tired.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Just received my newest book, Donald Michael Kraigs third edition of the classic 'Modern Magick', looks to be a good read/study, and its huge..

Here is a side by side comparison with the first edition:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The 36 stars of the circle of heaven

The circle of the heavens is divided into three regions each ascribed to one of the primal gods:

1> The heaven of Anu, from the immortal Ziqpu stars at the crown of heaven and the band of stars the surround them. (Celestial)

2> The heaven of Enlil, the band of the stars above the horizon encircling the land of life, the Kakkabanu (constellations) mark the path of becoming. (Terrestrial)

3> The heaven of Enki, the band of stars from the edge of the horizon extending into the underworld. (Chthonic)

The circle of the Kakkabanu are divided into twelve houses each sub divided into three sectors, each sector is marked by the rising of a star, one from each of the three regions on the paths of Anu, Enlil, and Enki.

Thus there are thirty six rising stars along the path of the Kakkabanu, beginning at the Akitu of the gods on the Vernal Equinox, these are there names:

(Arah = Month name: Standard Babylonian = Standard Hebrew = Modern Zodiac)
(Path of Stars: 1= Enki, 2= Anu, 3= Enlil)
(Common Star Name = Sumarian = Akkadian; star = MUL = mul)

Arah 01 Nissanu = Nisan = Aries
1> The Field = ASH.GAN = i-ku
2> Ishtar (Venus) = HE.GAL.A.A = im-shu-ri-an-na nu-ku-shu
3> The Plough = GISH APIN = e-pi-in-nu

Arah 02 Aru = Iyyar = Taurus
1> The Star Cluster = MUL.MUL = la-pu
2> The Old Man = SHU.GI = shi-i-bu
3> Anunitum = A.NU.NI.TUM = an-nu-ni-tu

Arah 03 Simanu = Sivan = Gimini
1> True Shepard of Anu = SIPA ZI.AN.NA = sita-daru
2> The Lion = UR.GU.LA = ur-gu-la
3> The Snake = DINGIR MUSH = zer-ru

Arah 04 Dummuzi = Tammuz = Cancer
1> The Arrow = KAK.SI.SA = shu-ku-du
2> The Twins = MASH.TAB.BA.TUR.TUR = tu-am-mu zeh-ru-tu
3> The King (Saturn) = LUGAL = sha-ar-ru

Arah 05 Abu = Ab = Leo
1> The Bow = PAN = qash-tu
2> The Great Twins = MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL = ra-bu-tu
3> The Wagon = MAR.GID.DA = er-re-qu

Arah 06 Ululu = Elul = Virgo
1> The Kidney = BIR = ka-lu-i-tu
2> The Raven = U.TE.GA.MUSHEN = er-re-bu-u
3> Shupa = SHU.PA = shu-pa

Arah 07 Tishritum = Tishri = Libra
1> Ninmah = NIN.MAH = nin-mah
2> The Scales = ZI.BA.AN.NA = zi-ban-na-tu
3> The Wild Boar = EN.TE.NA.BAR.HUM = ha-ba-az-i-ra-nu

Arah 08 Samna = Marheshvan = Scorpio
1> The Mad Dog = UR.IDIM = uri-dim-mu
2> The Scorpion = GIR.TAB = zu-qa-qi-pu
3> The King = LUGAL = sha-ar-ru

Arah 09 Kishlimu = Kislev = Sagitarius
1> The Fox (Ninurta) = KA.A = she-le-bu
2> The Panther = U.KA.DUH.A = u-ka-du-uh-ha
3> The She-Goat = UZ = en-zu

Arah 10 Tebetu = Tebeth = Capricon
1> Gula = GU.LA = gu-la
2> The Crab = AL.LUL = al-lu-ut-tu
3> The Eagle = TI.MUSHEN = e-ru

Arah 11 Sabatu = Shebat = Aquarius
1> Numushda = NU.MUSH.DA = na-mu-mash-tu
2> The Swallow = SIM.MAH = shin-nu-u-nu-tu
3> The Swine = SHAH = sha-hu

Arah 12 Addaru = Adar = Pices
1> The Fish = KU = nu-nu
2> The King Star (Jupiter) = LUGAL = sha-ar-ru
3> The Fox = KA.A = she-le-bu

Each star rules over ten days (thus called a Decan) giving the 360 degrees of the circle.

For the calendar to syncronize with the standard solar year an extra 13th (intercalation) month was added later, however the oldest calendars did not as this 360 day cycle revolves around the number 6 and 6x10=60 (6x60=360).

Thus each year the fixed cycle is 5 1/4 days (specifically 5.21785714286) off set, resynchronizing every 70 years.

Source: BSL:265 :: The Stars in the Paths of Ea, Anu, and Enlil

::Pirishti Ilani Rabuti::
This is a secret of the Great Gods
::Anaku Ansharu Shangu u Dubshar Shu Ezida D/Enki D/Anu, D/Enlil::

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

After commenting on Frater Barabbas recent article mentioning his fiction story writing project, I add this comment describing a story concept I have.

The story would be a post apocalyptic occult pesudo-biography, like a future version of the dreaded Necronomicon (I am one of those few who do like the book, but that is another story unto itself) or the story line in Abramelin.

It would be the story of a future magician's journey through life while piecing together the mystical secrets of the ancient 'lost' civilization of Am-E-Re-ka.

The setting would be after some cataclysmic event completely destroys our modern American civilization, the survivors no longer remembering the exact details of how or when, and loosing the knowledge of modern technology possibly even to the extent of not understanding basic mechanical concepts, revering gears as some ancient religious or magickal artifact.

The text would of course have an grimoire with sigils pulled from circuit boards, and other tech stuff, computer OS and hardware history turned into a cosmology. the fabled god like power to communicate to any one any where using the secret ritual of the intarweb, of course it would have what we consider real esoteric material.

The concept was heavily influenced by a book called 'The hotel of the mysteries' were a future archeologist finds a hotel and interprets it as some burial chamber.

Other elements are based off the story in the Myst trilogy, America is like the lost land of D'ni.

There are tons of possibilities for story elements, here are some random concepts:

> The magick circle being laid out using electrical wires
> English as a forgotten language, only used in a sacred/liturgical context
> Grave diggers in the ruins of cities, like Kevin Costner in 'Water World' or Cornelius in 'Planet of the Ape's 2' finding a talking humanoid doll
> roads as some kind of 'lay line'
> Talismans made from common things like tools, car parts, circut boards, etc
> Mythologizing cars, planes and trains, and famous people turned into god-forms

I will work on this concept and eventually (maybe) even write a full book out of it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Newest book

I thought I should post a short update here as it has been too long since the last post, so here it is..

I awoke early (for me) after having an interesting dream that I cannot remember the details of now, except for a familiar word "Lo-Ga" (which is the correct pronunciation of the name of the single most important part of the Enochian revelation 'The 49 tables of Liber Loageth'), and then a knock at the door with the UPS guy delivering the next addition to my library: 'The Angelic Language, Volume One' by Aaron Leitch.

Having just finished my first read of this book I highly recommended it for those interested in understanding not only the Angelic language, but the above mentioned heart of the whole Enochian system.

This is really the first book to give a good overview of the history, reception, and mythos of the "Holy Book" of Loageth, showing its true importance to the whole system.

I will try to give a more detailed 'review' in the next few days as I am currently awaiting the arrival of the companion volume two, then when I have devoured it I can give a complete opinion of this text.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Lion turns South

I just stumbled across the following, while checking the revised CDLI (now the Oracc project) and thought it fitting for today.

It may be hot as hell now, but the tide has turned, the Sun begins its retreat and the longer nights will bring cooler days.

:: Mul.Apin:2,1-5 :: The Lion turns South

Standard Transcription::
1> ina iti/^Su U(4) 15-KAM mul/{KAK}.SI.SA(2) IGI.[LA(2)-ma]
2> 4 MA.NA EN.NUN u(4)-mi 2 MA.NA EN.NUN [...]
3> D/UTU ^sa(2) ina id tu(15)/{SI.SA(2)} KI SAG.DU mul/UR.GU[.LA][...]
4> GUR-ma ana id tu(15)/{U(18).LU} U(4) 40 NINDA-TA.AM(3) ul-ta-{nap}-[pal]
5> U(4)-ME LUGUD(2).{DA-ME^S} GE(6)-ME^S GID(2).DA-[ME^S]

My Normalized Transcription::
1> Ina Iti/^SU U 15-KAM mul/KAK.SI.SA IGI.LA-ma
2> 4 Ma.Na En.Nun u-mi 2 Ma.Na En.Nun [ge]
3> D/Utu ^sa ina ID tu/Si.Sa\ki Sag.Du mul/Ur.Gu.La
4> Gur-ma ana ID tu/U.Lu U 40 Ninda-Ta.Am ul-ta-nap-pal
5> U-Me Lugud.Da-Me^s Ge-Me^s Gid.Da-Me^s

My Transliteration::
1> in/on Iti/^SU of 15th day star/Kak.(in)north eye.(of)arrow
2> 4 Mana watcher of day 2 Mana watcher [of night]
3> Divine/Utu which in/on path(ID=river) 'belonging to'/North\land head.of star/lion
4> turn heaven path 'belonging to'/South is/of 40 Ninda-long descending
5> days less.time nights more.time

My Translation::
1> In the Month of Shu, on the 15th day, The Northern Star of Kak, the 'Eye of the Arrow' is seen
2> 4 Mina's of daytime, 2 mina's of night-time
3> Divine/Utu (Shamash) traverses the Northern sky, the head of the Lion
4> it turns, and descends into the south at 40 ninadu each day
5> The Days grow short and the Nights grow long.

project: cams, Item 6 of 1468 :: STT 2, 331 [Mul-Apin 2]
Update: 2010-08-17

Sometimes I confuse myself, other times Im not at home or do not have my notes handy..

The month of Shu is actually August, so now the Lion waves his tail in our face, hot when its close, cooler when its not, soon tobe resting in the autumn shade..

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Opening the door on this blog..

Greetings One and All, Welcome to my blog.

I will work up a proper introduction to myself, and the purpose of this blog in the near future.

Until then, the reason for starting this today, being to comment on the blog of Frater Barrabbas here instead of on his page, as my comments tend to get a bit thick..

So then, This is in reply to:
'Mysteries of the Magick Circle' (Thursday, June 24, 2010)

> "I also wanted to thank everyone who participated in the comments"

Your very welcome, indeed it is I who should thank you, it has been a long time since I have seen an Esoteric journal or forum that I felt was worth the effort to respond to.

(@others: however, I admit I haven't really look too hard for a few years either ;).

> "However, I noticed that my own methodology for working magick"

This is one of those topics I have been contemplating alot as I develope a 'standard ritual' for my tradition.

> "have always started out every working erecting and establishing a magick circle"

I percieve it as a spherical projection drawn forth from within, yet empowered by the primal divine being.
In my theology, the 'philosophical' heart of every being is a fragment of the heart of the primal one, like an infinitude of crystal shards of pure divine essence that exploded outward at the "awakening" of the current muliversal creation. Therefore we are all divine beings eternaly linked to the source.

> "From the One, Many; From the Many, One".

The Primal 'Sacred One' has its reflection in the light of the 'Sacred Star' (D/A.NU\MUL), which is the 'Sacred Flame' or 'Fire of Divine Essence'.
This being the Northern star 'Alpha Draconis', and thus I always face to the North as my anchoring point.

> "ritual circle begins the process of magick with a completely neutral foundation"

I always open my workings (and as a daily rite unto itself) with a standard incantation invoking the spirit of the Star/Fire=Sacred One, re-enforcing the link between myself and the divine, after which I declare 'who I am' (my sacred name's) and the intent of the working (or a general self-blessing formula).

> "warded and defined by the circle and the watchtowers"

While I do consider the circle's circumfrence a boundary that seperates the 'mundane' from the 'sacred', I take the perspective that every time I (we) open a circle, we are re-establishing the cosmic order, and in doing so we become co-creators with the 'Sacred One', establishing the temple space as the microcosmic reflection of the whole macrocosmic spectum, therefore I am re-creating the cosmic order in my own image, defining the strucure and organization of the universe and setting the limits of my experience within its context.

> "the magick circle represents the outer periphery of the magick circle"

I see the circumfrence of the circle not as the barrier between posative and negative existence, but more like the walls of the holy city, protecting the inhabitants and the sanctuary within from the potentialy hostile force that surround it, yet the Gates are established to allow any being ingress or egress, so long as the follow the 'law of my land'.
This 'city' is the seat of kingship over all the regions of its land.
The wards, are the guardians of the 'house of the gods' (Kur/Dur.An.Ki\E.An.Na\ki), and are also like messengers that assist in communicating my will to the gods, and acting as a conduit or conductor that manages the delivery of "goods" to and from the 'Eanna\ki'

> "1. Self preparation and purification"

The gods will forgive an unclean body, but the mindset and the intent must always be pure and holy.

> "2. ..first step is to generate the lustral water"

The primal unformed cosmos in most traditions is the 'sea of chaos' (Ab-Zu) where the two waters are intermingle, and indeterminate.
The second act of creation is the 'division of the waters' seperating the 'waters of death' from the 'waters of life' the former is the 'salty sea' (Tam-Ma-Tu\ID)and marks the barrier at the circumfrence of the circle, dividing the 'land of the living' from the 'land of the dead' across the cosmic ocean, or the underworld river. The fresh waters (Ab-Su) bring life to the 'plain of the living'.

> "proceeding in a deosil arc, starting and ending in the East. "

The theory of the correct form of circumambulation has always puzzled me, I see it as a spiral, turning in both directions simultaneously. I consider deosil (in the northern hemisphere) to be an 'in drawing' of force, while windershin is for 'out flowing' force (reverse them if in the southern hemisphere).

> "combination of fire and air"

I consider fire and air to be intimately connected together, one fuels the other, but they should be used as three seperate forces, each stands alone, and yet forms the third in there union, in like fasion earth and water, together they form a distintly different element then the two divided.

> "East (Air), South (Fire), West (Water) and North (Air), ...many variations to attribution of element to direction"

Indeed there are, I generaly see them as layers stacked apone each other, with a different ordering for each the eight regions, why eight ? 4x8=24, as it says (pardon my memory) in 'Sepher Yetzira' "..two stones build two houses, three stones build six houses, four stones build twenty four houses.."
Thus 'they are like the twenty-four elders who sit before the throne of heaven' (one of the mysteries of the Tetragramaton, believe is also in Revelations ?).
I detemined this based on the 4x4 structure of the Enochian elemental tablets, and contemplating my own Tetragram: 'N.A.G.A'.

> "as long as they represent a consistent structure"

My structure is such that Earth is the 'Mountains of the Sun and Moon' which are also the "breast's" of the 'Earth Mother' from which the 'River of Life' flows across the plain of life, following the 'Path of the Sun' from its rising in the East to its setting in the Water's of the West.
The part that might trip up some is that the Air and the Fire alternate positions North and South depending on the season of the year, transposing at the Equinox's.
Air brings the cooling winds in summer, and the icy storms of winter,
Fire brings the hot dry summer, and fuels raging storms of spring and autumn; thus the Fire follows the path of the Sun, and Air follows the path of the Moon.

> "Let the incense rise before the gate of the Sun and Moon" at the 'Equinox of the Gods'.

Therefore: Earth = East, Water = West.
While in the northern hemisphere::
Summer: Fire = North, Air = South;
Winter = reversed.
(reverse both for the southern hemisphere).

> "A gateway can be established within the circle"

On this point I constructed a couple variations of a three point vortex using the 'three great holy names' which are derived from the names of the 30 Aethyrs, three 30 character names, TEX to LIL 'ascending the heights', while drawing the force from point to point reciting the name as an incantation.

> "When individuals need to leave the magick circle, they may do so by making a gesture of opening and closing the boundary"

This action is not required for the integrety of the sphere it self, but as a portal for the individual crossing the threshold, a psycological 'pass card' of sorts.
I personaly do not even believe that you technicaly need the ok from the 'magister templi', its perhaps even more beneficial for the silent passing, just go Poof!
Of course the 'magister templi' establishes the rule for there lodge, so "when in Rome..."

> "time within the magick circle is frozen"

Indeed, in my theology time is of two kinds, 1: Cosmic Time, which is eternally Now, and 2: Temporal Time, which is, well, temporary, or simply the 'just now', The past is the foundation of the present, where the pattern of potentiality is formed that gives rise to the 'possible' future's.
Time is a very important element to establish for the proper functioning of workings intended to materialize an effect on either the subjective or objective universe in the future, therefore it is essential to reach an undertanding on the subject.
I believe that you can journey backwards through time, but can only take brief "peeks" at the results of the various potential future's based on the pattern being established in the now, thus providing the rule that allows divination and precognitions to function as a "guide" to what "could" manifest, while for working intending to create an willed manifestation in the future we can project a "bubble" of negative time into the pattern of the potential future, like tosing a stone down the path of life, and within this field we can create our intended pattern, when the flow of natural time catches up, it is possible for our pattern to supercede that which causality has formed.

> "planetary hours and astrological aspects are locked at the moment of the genesis of the circle"

I like this concept, but I also would allow a layering effect, when the rite is started marks one point in time that is 'locked in', then at any other time correlation wanted, link to that aspect with a conjuration to the appropriate beings/alignments.

> "these are my perceptions and ideas about the ritual structure of the magick circle and its localized ring of power."

Thank you for sharing your perspective.

Comments and discussion on these points are welcomed and encouraged.

Thank you for reading,

'May the Light of the Sacred Star Shine in your Hearts Forever'