They’re just people.

Over the years I’ve noticed that a lot of human folks on this planet are easily affected by glamours. I’m not saying I’m not, but I do believe I have been blessed with a certain amount of innate resistance, or protection, against them.

Other human beings will dazzle you with their money, power, looks (whether artificial or natural) or talents. A funny hat or uniform can be enough, or some deftly applied make-up. Continue reading “They’re just people.”

Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of Ancients

Seven are the governors or different functions of the Olympics, which God has instituted for taking care of all that happens in this world. Their visible stars are ARATRON, BETHOR, PHALEG, OCH, HAGITH, OPHIEL and PHUL, in the Olympic language. In addition each one of these has under them manifold forces of the Heavens. (Arbatel, Aphorism 16, translated by me)

Arbatel: De Magia Veterum is a 16th century European mystical text, likely published by Peter Perna in Basel, Switzerland. It is what most people would call a grimoire, which means a catalog of spirits along with instructions on how to contact and work with them successfully. Continue reading “Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of Ancients”