The 1800+ page, 1550 edition of the first two volumes of Agrippa’s complete works, including the standard, De occulta philosophia libri tres.
I discovered last night, courtesy of thelaughingmagus, that a new English translation is coming out (the first book is already available) of De occulta philosophia, so I’ll have to check that out. For the curious, who can read the original, the University of Basel, as part of the Swiss electronic library, has a scan available here as a 625 page PDF of the 1550 Latin edition.
Total wet panties..er boxer moment. One of my all time faves.
The one nice thing about east central Indiana is that so many types of plants grow wild here or are easily cultivated indoors and out. In some respects it can be heaven for the herbalist witch. There however, the fun stops lol…
I love Flo and this song always gets stuck in my head this time of year lol.
There is, as a matter of psychic observation, a constant circulation which goes on in the finer bodies of man, and this process is easily affected by the mind. This mental control is exercised involuntarily and pathologically in the cases of suppression and mental dissociation, but it is part of the magical training for the aspirant to gain the power of conscious control of the magnetic energies. If these energies are aroused or liberated or increased (all perfectly valid lines of action), their corresponding mental channels and physical expression must be so directed and adjusted that the turbulent stream of energy may be safely diverted into the fertilising irrigation channels instead of sweeping chaotically over all the mental and emotional field.
Such enlarged and controllable channels are provided by the magical ritual if it is properly carried out, and for this reason alone, ritual magic can be a safer and more efficient method than any amount of Freudian psycho-analysis.
Indiana, our love hate relationship continues.
Happy Valentines Day from the midwest! A little folkloric love magic to suite your needs:
“O Christ, by your five wounds, by the nine orders of angels, if this woman is ordained for me, let me hold her hand now, and breathe her breath. O my love, I set a charm to the top of your head; to the sole of your foot; to each side of your breast, that you may not leave me nor forsake me. As a foal after the mare, as a child after the mother, may you follow and stay with me till death comes to part us asunder. AMEN.”
A charm of most desperate love, to be written with a raven’s quill in the blood of the ring finger of the left hand.
“By the power that Christ brought from heaven, mayest thou love me, woman! As the sun follows its course, mayest thou follow me. As light to the eye, as bread to the hungry, as joy to the heart, may thy presence be with me, O woman that I love, till death comes to part us asunder.”
Not your cup of tea? Well there is always option three:
”A POTENT love-charm used by women is a piece of skin taken from the arm of a corpse and tied on the person while sleeping whose love is sought. The skin is then removed after some time, and carefully put away before the sleeper awakes or has any consciousness of the transaction. And as long as it remains in the woman s possession the love of her lover will be unchanged. Or the strip of skin is placed under the head to dream on, in the name of the Evil One, when the future husband will appear in the dream.”
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