--- eyeofhoor <eyeofhoor@...
> English evolved from the Roman, which evolved from the Greek,
> which evolved from the same Semitic scripts square Hebrew evolved
> from, which in turn evolved from the orginal protoscripts that have
> been traced back to Egypt. They all evolved from the same source -
I find it interesting that you omit Alpine Runes and Cuneiform in your above
> If ancient men could assign numbers to the letters of
> their alphabets and the result be viewed as meaningful in the
> present, why is assigning values to the English letters not
> considered just as significant? What is so special about Hebrew and
> Greek? Why are these two languages considered magical, and not a
> language like Spanish? The reason is evident: Greek and Hebrew are
> the languages the oldest biblical texts are written in.
here I agree with your point--
you'll find that those of us more on the "chaos" side than they "ceremonial"
side are less likely to mystify and overvaluate a script simply due to it's age
or prior use. but don't take that to mean that we don't recognize it's
Nothing is True; Everything is Permitted.
> What facets of your English system do you consider magical? Like
>other similar systems,yours is used to project in-depth theoretical
>meanings, but does it have any real practical use in magick? With
>most systems producing subjective correlations, why should I trade
>one pattern of subjective theories for another?
*nod* good question.
"we" use gematrias for the construction of sigils, analysis of statements of
intent, enchantment of messages, and the creation of "numerical egregores"
"8 is great!"
-Elmo, Sesame Street
success as proof is always a nice touch.
the problem being that some successes are so profound, yet so subtle that to
the casual outside observer it may seem trivial or disconnected. stage magick
of an audience of one (InI)
> As you are aware, I think the case for the Hebrew language being a
> product of the divine is refuted by archaeology.
again, Nothing is True; Everything is Permitted.
> The whole of the magical revival has been steeped in ancient religious
> trappings. Not only are ancient languages preferred, but ancient symbols,
> ancient manuscripts, and anything else of a dubious and hazy origin. The
> practice of embracing ancient methods is surely another way of saying
> the prophets have come and gone, the masters were here and left, the
> great magicians lived and died, and now all the rest of us
> can do is live in awe. :-)
aww yesh! a bunch of bullshit, indeed. I've never understood this value
assigned to old shit. Onward and upward, I say.
recall the old, know it thoroughly, but create the new.
that's exactly the point I attempt to illustrate time and again, but am so
often rebuked for.
that's when I fall back to mantra b, "fuck it; fuck everything"
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