Solitary Thelema Readme for N00bs

Book of Shadows and Light

Well, I was asked for a solitary Thelemic study guide and I’ve compiled a bunch of things toward it. It’s for beginners. Enjoy.

Stuff Needed

Rider-Waite, BOTA or Golden Dawn Tarot deck
Notebook
Card table or small space for working altar
Cup, some salt, water, stick of incense, candle, typical Wiccan working tools such as athame (magical knife) and wand. You don’t need a real athame or real candle if those things are not permitted in your space. You can use an artificial candle and a dull knife, like a letter opener or hat-pin.

Nice Books to Get

Modern Magick by Donald Michael Kraig
The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie
The Temple of High Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak
Paths of Wisdom by John Michael Greer
The Magick of Aleister Crowley by Lon Milo Duquette
The Chicken Qabalah by Lon Milo Duquette

Solitary Thelema Readme for N00bs – A Year…

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Discovering the “Demons” of Islam: A Crash Course in Understanding the Djinn, From Multiple Perspectives.

Diabolical Confusions

Djinn SigilWithin my own research into the world of the paranormal, I began to start digging into anything I could to find out details in regards to malevolent hauntings and/or certain spirits. And at first, myself being Roman Catholic, obviously began to look inwards to my own religion for answers, but unfortunately, the topic of demonology pre-dates even my religion. So, my answer, it seemed, was to begin digging into other faith systems. I began to start studying the Hebrew religion of Judaism, and as you could imagine, that took up quite a lot of my time. Then, however, I came across something that made me take a step back, and reassess some patterns of thoughts that I had been forming.

This article is going to be a special one, because it is going to contain contributions from people who are more familiar with certain matters of faith than I am…

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Correspondence between Enochian aires and the Valentinian aeons

Correspondence between Enochian aires and the Valentinian aeons.

Book of Shadows and Light

I’m not usually a student of Gnosticism but some people like to correlate the Valentinian gnostic aeons with the 30 Enochian aires. The gnostics believed that there were various aeons which were aspects of the divine. The aethyrs in the Valentinian tradition form male and female pairs called “syzygies”, and this name is also used in Michael Bertiaux’ system found in his Monastery of the Seven Rays / Vodoun Gnostic system.

So here’s a quick list. I have no idea where the aires’ descriptions come from, it doesn’t seem to come from the Vision and the Voice. I got it from an Enochian hierarchy page on Hermetic and I am a fan.  The Gnostic names are in Greek, because Valentinus was from Alexandria, where many people spoke Greek during that time period. I got the names and order of the aeons from Wikipedia from the common Mead / Blavatsky ‘Pistis Sophia’ that…

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