Oh I quite agree there's much more than that...I'm just thinking those
factors amount to a sort of lowest common denominator. Standard
disclaimers apply, of course: subject to profound revision at the
drop of a hat }:-)>
You just have fun with that riding crop. My safe word is "INRI".
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Nightshade BelladonaAtropina"
> Welcome to the Abramelin list John, glad to see you here :).
> Y'know, I don't think imagination, will and symbolic action make up even
> half of magics... but that is just me, different styles/systems and
> Not doing Abramelin anytime soon? *Gets out the riding crop and
> to get to it <g>*.
> Anyways, the Dehn book is quite good, and included a lot that the French
> translation doesn't. Well that and Dehn adds his fascinating travel and
> other stories to the back of the book. Really interesting about
> so on. There is also that extra chapter of spells that just isn't
> French/Mathers edition...
> On 6/30/07, John W. George <georgejo@...> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > Now that I've contributed to a discussion I guess I should say
> > about
> > myself.
> > I've been lurking on this group for quite some time now, just
> > around to reading all the archives. Some of you may recognize my
> > "Ritual Magic", "Solomonic", "Evocational Magics", &c.
> > Been studying Magic for most of my life now, and Abramelin is one
> > first
> > things I read. I have to admit, I'm not very well-disciplined, so
> > I
> > have a little more experience to my credit than your typical armchair
> > type, I
> > have a spotty track record as far as success is concerned. Let's
> > that
> > I don't need to believe, because I know, that it's possible to make
> > synchronicity happen through the proper application of
> > and
> > symbolic action. It's also possible for this to go very
> > I
> > tentatively acknowledge that the Abramelin operation is an exercise in
> > Bhakti
> > Yoga that makes it possible to connect with Something that can
> > "poetically awry" to a minimum. But at this point in my life I'm
> > near
> > able to put it into practice without compromising its requirements
> > recognition.
> > I just recently scored the new Dehn version of Abramelin and will
> > be
> > asking questions based on it, if others don't beat me to it.
> > JG