Tarot de Marseilles

20141014_150507All my life I have been told, and read here and there that the Tarot de Marseilles was the “truest” Tarot. One early teacher even went do far as to say that everything that came after was not really a Tarot but an oracle deck as you lost the original postures and meanings.

Still, I dismissed the Marseilles for flashier decks with more overtly esoteric flavor, and most especially for minor arcana cards with helpful scenes on them.

About a month ago I was telling someone that I felt like Khabbala was the worst thing ever to happen to Tarot, and that I got much more out of the cartomantic interpretations than the Levi/GD derived stuff. I decided to delve into the Tarot de Marseilles and suddenly every other deck I have seems flat by comparison. There is so much “there”, there.

If someone tells you that Tarot is for psychological analysis, contemplation, and big questions while Lenormand and playing cards are for real world stuff, don’t believe them. Those systems are great too, but Tarot does the same thing and can be read the same way.

Though I have been reading playing cards for years, it is only recently that I have been reading Tarot in the same sort of manner. Only now just learning all the little legends and that people apply: the rope around IUSTICE’s collar is the one that LE PENDV hangs by, the woman in LASTOILLE becomes the woman in LE MONDE. etc. All that is less important though than interpretting the image in front of you in a straightforward manner. What direction do they face? What is their relation to other cards? Why are the magicians feet pointing away from one another? It is a very different Tarot than the Waite and GD derived decks.

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Statements of Intent

If simple religion is asking for the will of god and the spirits to be done, then a part of what differentiates magic is surely in asking for something specific to occur. Even if we then use a weasely modifier like “but your will be done” we are still at least asking for what we want.

This is a huge part of what makes magic, yet I see even advanced people give surprisingly little attention to what they actually are asking for. Whether you are standing in front of an angel, a demon, or exercising your power you should frame your intent as clearly as if you were in front of a cartoon genii. You never want your last words to be:”Genii, make me a ham sandwich!”

Here is a good example of what I mean:

AMATURE: I want a job that pays X and hour.

ADEPT: I want a career that offers steady and secure employment at no less than X per year with the possibility of advancement.

MASTER: I want opportunity for steady income that leaves X$ per month after all bills, expenses, emergencies, and investments are made.

With the amateur statement you leave open the possibility that you get a job that lasts for a couple hours one day clearing out some ladies yard. Probably not what you were hoping for, but technically correct.

With the adept statement you get the sense of a solid career, but leave open the possibility of increased expenses sapping away the increased income. This happens all the time – you get a book with money magic, and suddenly you crash the car which costs all the money.

With the master statement you leave open the door for all kinds of income streams and opportunities rather than just a career, but also clarify steady flow rather than one time boon, you also frame the numbers in what is left over rather than what you take in, which helps eliminate the potential for emergencies and new expenses tapping the new income

Of course if you are doing the master statement you already have your emergency savings and investments automatically deducted from your income and thus they get counted as bills or base expenses, so that bit is unnecessary. Right?

*note on image: The pic is from DJ Format’s album Statement of Intent. 

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KURUKULLA TALISMANS

 

10660332_10203686211010650_1536231964259827442_nKURUKULLA TALISMANS -I created a bunch of Kuruklla talismans this morning during the lunar eclipse. Tibetans believe that this increases their potency 1000 times.

Kurukulla is one of my own heart practices and my go-to gal for influencing magic. I have chanted her mantra for everything from major business dealings, to getting out of tickets. She is good at light influence and even when in dire situations, she tends to enchant and magnetize your way out rather than heavy handed coersion. Very useful.

Wear it to magnify your natural influence, or incorporate it in with the use of her mantra.
If you want one, let me know asap. I only have 21 of them, so that is how many I am making.

KURUKULLA TALISMANS ARE $75 and there are only 9 left.





PS: if you are waiting for a Cyprian Talisman, they are getting mailed this week and next. There was a problem with the cords that I strung them on, and I had to re-string them all.

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Twin Peaks and the Twisted Language of Spirits

In case you have not heard yet:

TWIN PEAKS IS COMING BACK TO TELEVISION IN 2016!

It has been 25 years, and true to the prophesy contained in the show, Dale has been in the Black Lodge for 25 years, and it is now time to come out!

To celebrate this I am re-posting an article from several years back on what Twin Peaks taught me about the spirits.

 

Twin Peaks, and the Twisted Language of Spirits

I have had many initiations both formal and informal. One of the strangest and one that hit me completely from left field involved nothing more than watching Twin Peaks, every episode back to back followed by the movie, without stopping over the course of one weekend. When I refer to doing this as a magickal initiation, I think some people assume I am just using magickal terminology to talk about how much I loved the show. Friends who saw me at the Sunday Thelesis meeting just after finishing the series could see in my eyes and in my manner that it was something more. Let me be clear: I am referring to it as a magickal training technique[i]. I recommend it to any student of mine that wants to get into the business of dealing with spirits.

I had my first exposure to the spirit world when I was 5 years old. Certain things that happened I understood directly, some I understood intuitively but couldn’t explain, and some I just didn’t understand. I have been dealing with the spirits ever since. Some, especially ones that I seek out deliberately from grimoires and such, speak very plainly. Others, often the ones that I encounter in haunted places or attached to obsessed people, speak in visions, metaphors, and strange coincidences that I sometimes don’t fully understand until months later if ever. This is just the way work in the astral light.

Susanna Clarke in her Novel “Jonathan Strange and M. Norell” noted that Humans and Fairies have an inverse relationship regarding Reason and Magick. Humans having great capacity for the former and less for the latter, whereas fey have enormous magickal power but comparatively little capacity for reason. For this reason the Shaman and the Sorcerer who is not content to deal only with those incorporeal beings that are listed in the Occult Grammaries (who are themselves sometimes far from pleasant characters), must learn to communicate with the spirits in the spirits own round about fashion.

The Yaminahua Shamen of Peru, who are famous for working with Ayahuasca induced trance call this type of Spirit language “Tsai Yoshtoyoshto” which literally translates as “language-twisting-twisting.”. The Anthropolohist, Graham Townsley translates this expression as “Twisted Language”. One Shaman he interviews states “With my koshuiti I want to see – singing, I carefully examine things – twisted language brings me close but not too close – with normal words I would crash into things – with twisted ones I circle around them – I can see them clearly. ”

Direct and concrete language frightens the spirits and therefore according to Townsley must be “deliberately constructed in an elliptical and multi-referential fashion so as to mirror the refractory nature of the beings who are their objects.” He concludes: “Yoshi are real beings who are both ‘like and not like’ the things they animate. They have no stable or unitary nature and thus, paradoxically, the ‘seeing as’ of ‘twisted language’ is the only way of adequately describing them. Metaphor here is not improper naming but the only proper naming possible.”

Jason Louv in a footnote to his essay “Spooky Tricks”[ii] compares the Twisted Language of spirit with David Bourland, Jr.’s idea of E-Prime, an approach to English that banishes all forms of the verb “to-be”. While writing and speaking in e-prime can be an excellent exercise for re-training the brain to think in different ways, and even to help understand occult and psychic messages, don’t expect the spirits to adhere to any kind of fixed rule about verbs and nouns, or any kind of fixed rule at all! Which brings me back to Twin Peaks.

In Twin Peaks Dale Cooper is charged with solving the Murder of Laura Palmer, a murder which was physically commited by someone close to her (watch the show to find out) but was directed by the discarnate spirit BOB. In the course his investigation in Twin Peaks, his first real clue is given in a dream in which he appears as himself 25 years later in a room walled off by red curtains containing someone that looks like Laura Palmer, and a dancing midget in a red suit who tells him things like “That gum you like is going to come back in style”, and “She’s filled with secrets. Where we’re from, the birds sing a pretty song, and there’s always music in the air.” The girl that looks like Laura tells him “I feel like I know her but sometimes my arms bend back…”

Later, after being shot, he encounters another spirit that manifests as a Giant who tells him: “The owl’s are not what they seem.”, “There’s a man in a smiling bag.”, and “Without chemicals he points.” These all turn out to be valuable clues as to what is going on, and have very concrete meanings. Other mysteries in Twin Peaks are not so clear cut. The Log Lady for instance utters some zingers like: “Shut your eyes and you’ll burst into flames.”, and “Fire is the devil hiding like a coward in the smoke.” There is also the spirits of a little boy and his grandmother who appear in the series as one thing, and in the movie as another, and are trying to get their messages across using creamed corn! And of course most famously, Mike, the one armed man (who points without chemicals BTW) utters the famous incantation:

“Through the Darkness of future past the Magician longs to see. One chance out between two worlds, Fire Walk with Me.”

Of course perhaps he was really saying “One chants out between two worlds” or perhaps be means both. That’s the twisted language for you.

Dale and crew discovers a portal to the Black Lodge in Twin Peaks that was opened up by Evil Tibetan sorcerers called Dugpas[iii], but in the end its not clear if the Midget and the Giant and the one armed man are agents of the Black Lodge, White Lodge, or perhaps in an attached waiting room with doors into both. You can’t figure the answers out with reason so don’t try. You must learn the twisted language.

After my 30+ hours of Twin Peaks I was literally in a trance state. So many things from prior working suddenly found their context. I went back through old journals and understood messages that had been given to me by the spirits that were lingering in my mind like timebombs which David Lynch and Mike Frost had set off with their creation.

So I wanted to write this article to suggest to people that don’t know: Twin Peaks IS an occult training video in modes of spirit communication. When you figure out who is in the Log Lady’s Log, what Creamed corn represents and if the Little Man from Another Place is the Giants, Black Lodge opposite, or the discarded Arm of the one armed man, than you will have graduated from the course.

I don’t like to make to publish much of my own channeled messages, but it seems appropriate to close with at least one example from my own life. After getting back together with an old girlfriend whom I was concerned I did not have enough in common with, a spirit appeared to me one night and told me that my new relationship was something like Baked Alaska. Having never had Baked Alaska, I didn’t understand this nugget of wisdom until I looked it up: it’s Flaming Ice Cream. Get it?

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[i] It should be noted that I watched them in 1996 just after establishing K&C of the HGA. It should also be noted the tapes were given to me by my Chthonic Auranian Initiator Cliff Pollick.

[ii] Essay appears in Generation Hex, Disinformation 2005

[iii] Lynch or Frost got this from H.P.Blavatski who viewed any of the Red-Hat (non-Gelukpa) schools of Tibet with derision and saw the Dugpas as being the epitome of Evil. In reality the Dugpas are a sect of the Kgyu school based in Bhutan, and are quite a bunch of peace loving fellows whose relationship with the Yellow Hats is no where near the strife that Blavatski and Theosophical influenced translators tried to pass off. Interestingly enough, though Blavatski was most definitely not aware of them, there is a secret DugMA cult near the Tsangpo Gorge region of Tibet. These Dugmas are women who poison travelers and tourists with laced offerings of Chang. The poison takes nine days to work so they definitely do not benefit materially by robbing their victims, but rather believe that the merit and blessings of their victim will transfer to them after the kill.

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TWIN PEAKS AND THE TWISTED LANGUAGE OF SPIRITS

In case you have not heard yet:

TWIN PEAKS IS COMING BACK TO TELEVISION IN 2016!

It has been 25 years, and true to the prophesy contained in the show, Dale has been in the Black Lodge for 25 years, and it is now time to come out!

To celebrate this I am re-posting an article from several years back on what Twin Peaks taught me about the spirits.

 

Twin Peaks, and the Twisted Language of Spirits

I have had many initiations both formal and informal. One of the strangest and one that hit me completely from left field involved nothing more than watching Twin Peaks, every episode back to back followed by the movie, without stopping over the course of one weekend. When I refer to doing this as a magickal initiation, I think some people assume I am just using magickal terminology to talk about how much I loved the show. Friends who saw me at the Sunday Thelesis meeting just after finishing the series could see in my eyes and in my manner that it was something more. Let me be clear: I am referring to it as a magickal training technique[i]. I recommend it to any student of mine that wants to get into the business of dealing with spirits.

I had my first exposure to the spirit world when I was 5 years old. Certain things that happened I understood directly, some I understood intuitively but couldn’t explain, and some I just didn’t understand. I have been dealing with the spirits ever since. Some, especially ones that I seek out deliberately from grimoires and such, speak very plainly. Others, often the ones that I encounter in haunted places or attached to obsessed people, speak in visions, metaphors, and strange coincidences that I sometimes don’t fully understand until months later if ever. This is just the way work in the astral light.

Susanna Clarke in her Novel “Jonathan Strange and M. Norell” noted that Humans and Fairies have an inverse relationship regarding Reason and Magick. Humans having great capacity for the former and less for the latter, whereas fey have enormous magickal power but comparatively little capacity for reason. For this reason the Shaman and the Sorcerer who is not content to deal only with those incorporeal beings that are listed in the Occult Grammaries (who are themselves sometimes far from pleasant characters), must learn to communicate with the spirits in the spirits own round about fashion.

The Yaminahua Shamen of Peru, who are famous for working with Ayahuasca induced trance call this type of Spirit language “Tsai Yoshtoyoshto” which literally translates as “language-twisting-twisting.”. The Anthropolohist, Graham Townsley translates this expression as “Twisted Language”. One Shaman he interviews states “With my koshuiti I want to see – singing, I carefully examine things – twisted language brings me close but not too close – with normal words I would crash into things – with twisted ones I circle around them – I can see them clearly. ”

Direct and concrete language frightens the spirits and therefore according to Townsley must be “deliberately constructed in an elliptical and multi-referential fashion so as to mirror the refractory nature of the beings who are their objects.” He concludes: “Yoshi are real beings who are both ‘like and not like’ the things they animate. They have no stable or unitary nature and thus, paradoxically, the ‘seeing as’ of ‘twisted language’ is the only way of adequately describing them. Metaphor here is not improper naming but the only proper naming possible.”

Jason Louv in a footnote to his essay “Spooky Tricks”[ii] compares the Twisted Language of spirit with David Bourland, Jr.’s idea of E-Prime, an approach to English that banishes all forms of the verb “to-be”. While writing and speaking in e-prime can be an excellent exercise for re-training the brain to think in different ways, and even to help understand occult and psychic messages, don’t expect the spirits to adhere to any kind of fixed rule about verbs and nouns, or any kind of fixed rule at all! Which brings me back to Twin Peaks.

In Twin Peaks Dale Cooper is charged with solving the Murder of Laura Palmer, a murder which was physically commited by someone close to her (watch the show to find out) but was directed by the discarnate spirit BOB. In the course his investigation in Twin Peaks, his first real clue is given in a dream in which he appears as himself 25 years later in a room walled off by red curtains containing someone that looks like Laura Palmer, and a dancing midget in a red suit who tells him things like “That gum you like is going to come back in style”, and “She’s filled with secrets. Where we’re from, the birds sing a pretty song, and there’s always music in the air.” The girl that looks like Laura tells him “I feel like I know her but sometimes my arms bend back…”

Later, after being shot, he encounters another spirit that manifests as a Giant who tells him: “The owl’s are not what they seem.”, “There’s a man in a smiling bag.”, and “Without chemicals he points.” These all turn out to be valuable clues as to what is going on, and have very concrete meanings. Other mysteries in Twin Peaks are not so clear cut. The Log Lady for instance utters some zingers like: “Shut your eyes and you’ll burst into flames.”, and “Fire is the devil hiding like a coward in the smoke.” There is also the spirits of a little boy and his grandmother who appear in the series as one thing, and in the movie as another, and are trying to get their messages across using creamed corn! And of course most famously, Mike, the one armed man (who points without chemicals BTW) utters the famous incantation:

“Through the Darkness of future past the Magician longs to see. One chance out between two worlds, Fire Walk with Me.”

Of course perhaps he was really saying “One chants out between two worlds” or perhaps be means both. That’s the twisted language for you.

Dale and crew discovers a portal to the Black Lodge in Twin Peaks that was opened up by Evil Tibetan sorcerers called Dugpas[iii], but in the end its not clear if the Midget and the Giant and the one armed man are agents of the Black Lodge, White Lodge, or perhaps in an attached waiting room with doors into both. You can’t figure the answers out with reason so don’t try. You must learn the twisted language.

After my 30+ hours of Twin Peaks I was literally in a trance state. So many things from prior working suddenly found their context. I went back through old journals and understood messages that had been given to me by the spirits that were lingering in my mind like timebombs which David Lynch and Mike Frost had set off with their creation.

So I wanted to write this article to suggest to people that don’t know: Twin Peaks IS an occult training video in modes of spirit communication. When you figure out who is in the Log Lady’s Log, what Creamed corn represents and if the Little Man from Another Place is the Giants, Black Lodge opposite, or the discarded Arm of the one armed man, than you will have graduated from the course.

I don’t like to make to publish much of my own channeled messages, but it seems appropriate to close with at least one example from my own life. After getting back together with an old girlfriend whom I was concerned I did not have enough in common with, a spirit appeared to me one night and told me that my new relationship was something like Baked Alaska. Having never had Baked Alaska, I didn’t understand this nugget of wisdom until I looked it up: it’s Flaming Ice Cream. Get it?

——————————————————————————–

[i] It should be noted that I watched them in 1996 just after establishing K&C of the HGA. It should also be noted the tapes were given to me by my Chthonic Auranian Initiator Cliff Pollick.

[ii] Essay appears in Generation Hex, Disinformation 2005

[iii] Lynch or Frost got this from H.P.Blavatski who viewed any of the Red-Hat (non-Gelukpa) schools of Tibet with derision and saw the Dugpas as being the epitome of Evil. In reality the Dugpas are a sect of the Kgyu school based in Bhutan, and are quite a bunch of peace loving fellows whose relationship with the Yellow Hats is no where near the strife that Blavatski and Theosophical influenced translators tried to pass off. Interestingly enough, though Blavatski was most definitely not aware of them, there is a secret DugMA cult near the Tsangpo Gorge region of Tibet. These Dugmas are women who poison travelers and tourists with laced offerings of Chang. The poison takes nine days to work so they definitely do not benefit materially by robbing their victims, but rather believe that the merit and blessings of their victim will transfer to them after the kill.

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Consultations and Conjure

CONSULT
Over the last month or so I have gotten some great feedback on consultations and other work I have done for people. Here are a few examples:

“At the beginning of the summer my business was tanking and headed towards closure. I am 45 years old and the prospect of re-entering the workplace at my age and in this economy is terrifying. I scheduled a 90 minute session with Jason who instructed me how to strategically make and place talismans in my restaurant that would increase sales, and how to tie the magic to the launch of a new menu and re-brand. There was a nearly immediate increase in revenue. By the end of the month I was able to pay my bills, by the end of the next month I had enough to eliminate half my debt as well. Business has never been better. I just finished a second consultation for a new venture and am excited to have his input right from the beginning. ”
– E.Slattery 

“I have had lots of readings, and of course have been warned of scammers who use their readings to scare people into buying expensive spells and rituals, so when Jason read my cards then suggested a love ritual to help my situation I was wary, but it wasn’t like that at all. His reading uncovered some issues I had been having with men, and how to break them. He offered to teach me to do a ritual myself for free or to do it for me. I eventually chose to have him do it for me and it worked out well because I am now engaged to a wonderful man. The combination of reading and spellwork proved very powerful for me.
– C.K.

“I am someone who has dabbled in the occult arts with no solid ground to walk on. I have known people before who claimed much but offered little in return. I can say without a doubt that Jason Miller’s course and consultations have left me a much more successful and accomplished worker in the occult. The basics and foundation have given me an increased base from which to work in and improve my own form.. A client of mine was helped immensely. It was all due to a talisman created with Jason Miller’s “advanced planetary” magic book,along with additional material from his strategic sorcery course. The client with a wooden solar talisman carrying the sigil of the sun received 17,000 dollars from a sale of two vehicles the same day and a reimbursement check from a company that owed her. Both on the same day,and increase in health which was the primary purpose of the talisman. I cannot begin to thank him for the changes he has caused in me and others”
-A.R.

“Jason, a big thank you for the amazing 90 minute Skype consultation. I had a set of very intricate magical questions, and you were extremely prepared and knowledgeable—you over delivered on every count. The info and tech I’ve learned from you was invaluable. In addition, you were very candid and shared personal practices with me, which made me feel I was part of “the inner circle.” Being able to explore ideas with you and to tap into your encyclopedic knowledge was not only useful, it was inspiring. I’m glad I made the decision to work with you—it gave me the edge I was looking for.”
—Will, Los Angeles.
There is nothing better than knowing your work is helping the people who reach out to you. I am excited to assist you in any way I can. Consultations can consist of: Tarot and other forms of divination, ritual instruction, advice on supporting actions, spirit questioning,

Consultations are by telephone or Skype.

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Please include contact information with your payment as well as the best times and dates available. After payment is made I will contact you to arrange the date and time, and will do my best to accommodate your schedule.

 

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Cyprian Feast Day

Friday was St Cyprians Day, which led into a weekend packed with magic, a night at the theater, and family time so I have not been able to report until today.

The Cyprian Days were extremely enlightening. Last year Cyprian surprised me as his teachings were all about Jesus and the place my role as Wandering Bishop should hold in my practice. This year he surprised me again by hearkening back to an experience I had with Lucifer in 2006, and how to cross and integrate the chthonic-ouranic divide in a way that is fundamentally respectful to both. 

I really try not to be a mouthpiece for spirits. I tend not to find inspiration when others go it, and pretty much can’t think of anything more egotistical. Yet, just like last year there is a message that he told me to convey. Just please note I am not claiming to be his voice, prophet, or any other such special and unique thing. I am a Sorcerer who has an audience, and that is all. That said here it goes:

To those who I have not reached out to with signs and omens, I have received your offerings and blessed you in turn, but your work lies elsewhere. Be not discouraged for it means your house is already full with patrons and helpers. I am not a Saint for all people but I shall help open the door to other paths.”

“To those who I have reached out to, and given signs – do not abandon me because my feast days are over. Honor me every Saturday with bread and wine, myrrh and frankincense. Keep my image and name on your lips and I shall keep yours on mine. I will quicken and the angels you call upon. I will ennoble the demons you conjure. I shall open the gates to your ancestors. I will teach you the benefits of the Mass and the Sabbat, of Heaven and Hades. I stand at the mouth of the cavern in the crossroads – the place where all things meet.”

Lastly, one of my Cyprian contacts has told me to share the oil that they taught me.

Use olive not palm as your carrier oil.

Add equal parts:
sunflower oil (3 drops)
myrrh
calamus
cypress
orris root
cinnamon
cedarwood
frankincense
gold chloride

 

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CRUCIBLE: Conjuration and Chaos!

Are you going to Crucible this year? Do you know about it? Why not?

Crucible is different than most gatherings you go to:

  • No vendors: the focus is on learning and socializing with people of like mind.
  • Though there is a mixer on Friday and brunch on Sunday the real Crucible is just one day so you don’t have to kill a lot of time.
  • Two lectures going at any given time, with a focus squarely on magic. Not religion, or pagan leadership, or seminars on running groups – lectures on actual applied operative magic
  • Fringe of a fringe. Crucible is typically a place where people can present ideas, and systems that may not find a lot of traction at other festivals. It might be something radically different like Omnimancy, or it might be ethically questionable like a workshop on curses.
  • Cost is ridiculously low: $40 pre-register or $45 at the door.

This year is looking to be great: there will a panel on the role of religion in magic, and another on Necromancy. I will be doing a class on Tibetan Magic for Western Sorcerers. Polyphanes is doing a talk on Mathesis Greek Khabbalah, Arthur is doing a talk on Astral Biology… Check out the full schedule here. 

Perhaps the biggest thing going down this year though is that Andrieh Vitimus is doing a Mass of Chaos Vibrational Baphomet which will be simulcast on the web.

Crucible is October 4th. Hope to see you there. 

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Sale Ends September 21st

Chess team“Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the mind of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away”
– Earth, Wind, and Fire

The 21st is also the last day to get the Strategic Sorcery Course for $100.

For more info click here or just sign up with the paypal link below.




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The Days of Cyprian are Upon Us

CyprianToday is the feast day of Cyprian of Carthage, and tomorrow begins the 9 days of novena ending on the 16th, the feast of Cyprian of Antioch.

My own prayer to the Sorcerer Saint goes like this:

In the name of the great and mighty power of God I invoke the sublime influence of St. Cyprian, in Christ Jesus. I ask that you be my mentor and my master by virtue of the grace bestowed upon you by God omnipotent who was, who is, and who will ever be.

You learned to control storms on Mt Olympus, the casting of enchantment and illusion in Argos, the mysteries of the witches craft at Taurapolis, necromancy among the graves of Sparta, and incantations in Memphis. Finally in Antioch, drawn by power, you found grace of Christ.

Oh Holy Cyprian, you who equally partakes of the Mass and the Sabbat, bless my efforts to follow you in your path. You who commingled with angels, devils, and earthly spirits, grant the power to command the spirits as you did, and as Solomon and Manasses did before you.

I thank you Lord for the many gifts of nature and grace with which you enriched the spiritual treasure house of your most faithful servant St. Cyprian. I thank you, my protector, for the special favors I have received by your powerful intercession.

Oh Cyprian Holy Thaumaturge : Saint and Sorcerer, Martyr and Magus, bless me. Take my prayers and spells and make them your own. When the Lord hears them he will not ignore them, they will cease to be my words, but yours.

Amen

That’s it, just say the prayer. If you want to do more, you can anoint yourself with oil. If you want to do even more, set up an altar with a statue or image of St Cyprian, a purple candle, and a glass of water. More than that… read a fucking book you lazy bastard :-)

20140915_160115After the novena, meditate on the image of Cyprian. Be receptive and see what he has to say. Watch Dreams. At the end of the Novena make the sign of three nails and cross yourself with it three times. Cross your index over your thumb to make the cross and the remaining three fingers make the nails.

There are some of you reading this who do not have a good relationship with Christianity – which is totally fine and understandable. Christians, both ancient and modern have done a lot to deserve enmity. There is no compelling reason for you to this. Don’t let anyone tell you different. If you don’t, don’t bother. There is more in this life than any of us can do, so there is not reason to force yourself to do something you are not comfortable with – unless of course you are pushing your comfort zones, which I totally respect.

As to what Cyprian does for the Sorcerer:

1. Magical Business Building: I started using Cyprian to help regulate my business last year and he has done a BANG up job. It was him that told me to start asking for sums of money left over after bills are paid, which has led to the best year ever.

2. Protection: Cyprian is a protector against black magic par excellence. Rather than Michael who confronts it all head on in a big booming battle, Cyprian is subtle – like having the number of the guy who is the boss of the forces arrayed against you. Imagine a mobster sent to kill you, who suddenly gets a call from his bosses bosses boss telling him to back off. Its kinds like that.

3. Dead and Demon work: Cyprian functions much like the HGA or Scryllin in this regard: he can assist in summoning and calling forth fast acting beings, and “baptizes” them in the light so that they work for you willingly rather than as a constraint.

4. Justice: Cyprian can be a potent and wrathful force when needed for justice. I have called upon him for this twice and he came through very strongly.

5. Teacher: Cyprian really can teach detailed Sorceries directly during dreams, trance, and meditation. He can also increase understanding of all occult studies

Now let’s talk oils. I use three in my practice:

1. Lucky Mojo Cyprian Oil. This is the basic stuff that I use day in and out for anointing myself on Saturdays. Good solid stuff.

2. Wolf & Goat’s Cyprian Oil: This is a little too pungent for self-anointing but it is however the most awesome oil I have ever worked with for any other purpose. Drop a bit on my statue and go into trance and its like Ray Harryhausen animated that shit! Very intense stuff.

3. Cyprian Fluid Condenser: I learned this from a Curandera that also studied Bardon’s works. It too is doing amazing things in my world.  Sunflower oil, myrrh, calamus, cypress, orris root, cinnamon, cedarwood, frankincense, gold chloride.

I told you to read, so here are some books:

1. Saint Cyprian: Saint of Necromancers. by ConjureMan Ali

2. St. Cyprian & The Sorcerous Transmutation. by Nicholaj De Mattos Frisvold

3. The Book of Saint Cyprian: The Sorcerer’s Treasure by José Leitão

4. The Testament of Cyprian the Mage.by Jake Stratton Kent

Finally there is a fundraiser in his name set up by my friend Polyphanes. If you are looking for a way to make a charitable offering in his name, this is a good way to do it.

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