Re: Why Abramelin at all?
- --- In email@example.com, Scarlet Magdalene <scarlet.magdalene@...> wrote:
>The connection between Gnostic cosmology and Abramelin is something I've published about previously. You can read it here:
> Aaron, out of curiosity, is this based on your personal gnosis or a stated
The Holy Guardian Angel
Scroll down to "Gnostic Influence Upon the Holy Guardian Angel." Remember that Abramelin lived in Egypt, the home of the Coptic Gnostics- and the Rite of Abramelin shows a marked Gnostic influence. However, since I am the only scholar so far to analyse the Abramelin text in this fashion, I can only quote myself as a written source.
My understanding of the place of the Holy Guardian Angel in the celestial hierarchies has come from a combination of what is stated in the Book of Abramelin, my comparative studies of Abramelin and Gnosticism, what is said of the Holy Guardian Angel in Agrippa's work, various rituals in different cultures that are similar to Abramelin (such as Santeria's "Ocha" ceremony) and- yes- from direct revelation from my Guardian Angel herself.
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 2:24 PM, AaronL <kheph777@...> wrote:
> > Contrary to what Crowley and the Golden Dawn insisted, the Bornless One is
> > neither the Holy Guardian Angel nor the Higher Genius. The Bornless One is
> > the Gnostic Logos. (Actually, since we're talking about the PGM, it is
> > actually proto-Gnostic.)
> > The HGA concept has very close connections to the Logos, as well as to
> > Sophia. When the Logos and Sophia (Father and Mother) are joined, they
> > produce the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit (or Ruach Elohim) is a universal
> > concept - and the HGA is your personal emessary of that universal force.
> > Or, to put it simply, the Bornless One is your HGA's boss.
> "Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one." Marcus
> "For I am the first and the last.
> I am the honored one and the scorned one.
> I am the whore and the holy one.
> I am the wife and the virgin." - The Thunder, Perfect Mind
- I left that group too at one point. Sometimes a group develops a particular group-think that just doesn't fit in with everyone. It happens.-smOn Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 9:07 AM, kathy <kathy_mcdonald62@...> wrote:--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Khem Caigan <Khem@...> wrote:
>> Leaving the *Ritual Magic* group was /my own/ decision.I am sorry you made that choice Khem. It was not time.
Nice to see you again anyway.
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” Marcus Aurelius
"For I am the first and the last.
I am the honored one and the scorned one.
I am the whore and the holy one.
I am the wife and the virgin." - The Thunder, Perfect Mind