A treatise on magic : Quitman, Frederick Henry, 1760-1832.

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Amethyst Symbolism and Legends – International Gem Society

Long ago, a beautiful maiden was on her way to worship at the Temple of Diana. However, she had the misfortune of crossing paths with the god of wine, Bacchus. Angered since he’d just suffered some slight, he’d vowed to take revenge on the next person he met. He spied the maid and unleashed his two guardian tigers upon her. As the great beasts bounded towards the hapless lass, the goddess Diana intervened. To spare her such a terrible fate, she turned her into a pure, clear stone.


Elegant, feminine, and wonderfully nerdy, this perfect ring for a lover of the Rebel Alliance features a semi-bezel set 6.5 mm round amethyst. © CustomMade. Used with permission.


The Story of Bacchus and Amethyst

One of the most well-known of those protections involves amethyst’s purported power to prevent drunkenness. A myth about Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, has promoted this belief. The story goes as follows:

Long ago, a beautiful maiden was on her way to worship at the Temple of Diana. However, she had the misfortune of crossing paths with the god of wine, Bacchus. Angered since he’d just suffered some slight, he’d vowed to take revenge on the next person he met. He spied the maid and unleashed his two guardian tigers upon her. As the great beasts bounded towards the hapless lass, the goddess Diana intervened. To spare her such a terrible fate, she turned her into a pure, clear stone.

Immediately, remorse seized Bacchus. To atone for his actions, he poured his wine over the stone, staining the crystal a deep, violet hue. And so, the maiden Amethyst lent her name to the crystal.

Although presented in a Classical guise, this myth only dates from the Renaissance. The French poet Remy Belleau created this story in 1576 as part of a poem on gemstone beliefs. Nevertheless, the idea that the stone could guard against drunkenness does go back to the Ancient Greeks. Amethystos means “not drunk” in Ancient Greek. They believed you could drink all night and remain sober if you had an amethyst in your mouth or on your person.


Amethyst symbolism, particularly its connection to alcohol and wounds, may be reinforced by the gemstone’s purple color range. This 19th-century paperweight in the Fersman Mineralogical Museum features amethyst grapes as well as serpentine and marble. Photo by Shakko. Licensed under CC By-SA 3.0.


Amethyst Symbolism and Spirituality

Perhaps this association with calming physical passions led some early Christians to associate the amethyst with Christ. The gem’s purple colors represented purity of spirit. Its purplish and reddish hues represented the chastening and purifying effects of suffering. Some believed the colors alluded to the wounds and suffering of Christ. Thus, amethysts were used to aid the healing of wounds.


This amethyst intaglio from ca 212 CE featured a portrait of the Roman Emperor Caracalla. Sometime in the Byzantine period, it was changed into a portrait of St. Peter with the addition of an inscription and a cross. Carving from the collection of the Cabinet des Médailles in the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Photo by Clio20. Licensed under CC By-SA 3.0.

Many cultures find spiritual overtones in amethysts. Often viewed as a stone of peace, some believe amethyst’s calming presence produces soothing dreams by bringing the dreamer more in tune with the Divine. This clarity and peacefulness also extends to the waking mind. Amethysts are said to help the mind flow freely in both mental and metaphysical dimensions. Many psychics keep this gem with their tarot cards or other oracular instruments.

Amethysts and Protective Amulets

The Ancient Egyptians worked amethysts into amulets as both a form of prayer and protection against harm. While later Egyptian artisans created elaborate and breathtaking pieces, early jewelry makers kept their designs more practical. At first, carnelian and beryl gems as well as amethysts were carved into the shapes of animals. Most likely, early magicians designed these devices as protective fetishes. In later times, an organized priesthood produced these amulets.


“Hephzibahs Pendulum,” featuring a 34-ct faceted amethyst drop, by Melissa Ingram. Licensed under CC By 2.0.

People have valued and worked amethysts for millennia. An ages-old cure for an ages-old affliction, rubbing a moistened amethyst on pimples is said to cure them.

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Discovering Signs & Symbols Meanings Book ~ Wiccan Pagan Supply – Pagan Green

Discovering Signs & Symbols Meanings Book ~ Wiccan Pagan Supply – Pagan Green

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Tools of a Witch

Lee Ann Donaldson September 13, 2015 The most important tool of all is the witch herself. It is her intention and energy that determine the results of any magical work.

The Four Worlds of Qabalah

A Tarot Journey

Edit March 2015: see note below about the reversal of elemental attributions for Beriah (Briah) and Yetzirah in the following reprinted 2010 article. Then read this page instead if you’re trying to make sense of Hermetic Qabalah and the Tarot. 😀

(Part 2 of an article by Jenwytch, published in the March 2010 edition of Axis Mundi eMagazine)

"Tree of Life" colour-coded to show the Four Worlds “Tree of Life” colour-coded to show the Four Worlds

In Qabalah it is taught that there are four worlds or realms / levels of existence. As with the Tree of Life the four worlds emanate from one another in a series, from the highest and most divine to the lowest material level. The four worlds describe different regions of the Tree of Life, with a number of spheres, or sephira, being attributed to each world. In addition to this it is said that each of the four worlds contain a…

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HIGH MAGICK: The Elemental Adept

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The following article was found at digital-brilliance.com/kab/tobias010.htm and also at cryskernan.tripod.com/high_magick.htm. While the odd typo, spelling, punctuation or grammatical error can usually be excused, too many of them in an article can seriously damage the credibility of the author. The following article contains a plethora of errors but in spite of that I found the information and wisdom contained within to be very interesting and hopefully useful to me in my studiesI decided not to bother trying to make the corrections as it was too much hard work, lol. 😛 So, you’ll just have to suffer them as I did and hopefully see that what the author has to say is more important than the numerous grammatical errors. 😐

HIGH MAGICK: The Elemental Adept

by Suba

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I dedicate this paper, to all those aspiring adepts, who have fought through these illusions of every-day reality…

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The Qabalistic Cross and the Middle Pillar

bearisdriving•Dr. Israel Regardie guides us through the middle pillar exercise. I shared the audio strictly for the benefit of instruction in this …

Middle Pillar Ritual

Academy Of The Magickal Arte•22K views3 years agoA brief explanation of what the middle pillar exercise is, along with how it effects us, and a step by step walk through of it’s process.14:42

The Middle Pillar Ritual

Daemon Just Daemon•17K views5 years agoThe Middle Pillar Ritual-Finally got this one out, how to perform the Middle Pillar. This is the introductory Middle Pillar to get you …8:35

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn®: 5a. Banishing Pentagram Ritual. Emerald Tablet & the Golden Dawn

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn®•196K views10 years agohttp://Golden-Dawn.Com: Part 6 includes the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram in the Ahathoor Temple No 7 of the …9:05

Kabbalah – Potential in the Middle Pillar

kwilkes68•988 views7 years agoThe potential of a thing is contained in the seed of its beginning. However, what it actually becomes determines if it has taken the …12:31

How to do the Kabbalistic cross ritual (with visuals)

Emerald Mage•168 views4 months agoIn this video I teach you how to perform a ritual called the Kabbalistic Cross, It is used before other rituals do declare your divinity, …

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The Qabalistic Cross

qabalisticcross1This is a very basic ritual, one of the very first that students learn. It utilizes the archetypal symbol of the cross, which has possessed a significance in magic that long pre-dates the Christian era. One very early use of the equal armed cross was as a kind of basic map, representing the circular horizon visible from a person’s point of view divided into four quarters and four cardinal directions: North, South, East & West. It thus came to symbolize the condition of being oriented, of knowing exactly where you are. [1]

The ritual of the Qabalistic Cross is a basic psychic exercise of the modern Hermetic tradition. Its purpose is to re-enforce a sense of the “Here and Now”, the conscious self awake in the present moment. This active meditation will focus and integrate one’s whole being–body, mind, emotions, and imagination — toward the ideal of…

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Weekend Project: Adventure Journals!

Originally posted on Building The Magic:
Earlier this week I showed you how to make craft foam look like leather, and offered up some free Adventure Journal Pages to download and print. Well for this Weekend Project, we’re going to combine those to make your own handy-dandy Adventure Journal! Useful for LARP, for tabletop gaming,…

Building The Magic

Earlier this week I showed you how to make craft foam look like leather, and offered up some free Adventure Journal Pages to download and print. Well for this Weekend Project, we’re going to combine those to make your own handy-dandy Adventure Journal! Useful for LARP, for tabletop gaming, or just for the heck of it, you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to make your own. Let’s get started!

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magical-diary:

The original holograph (handwritten) version of “The Book of Lies” by Aleister Crowley (1912).

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“The Azoetia” by Andrew D. Chumbley. A magical book in all senses of the Word.

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A Visual Grammar for Goetic Sigils.

The 3rd image above shows the most common glyphs (individual graphic units) that can be found in the sigils (seals) for Goetic spirits.

A hypothesis is that the sigils represent some attributes or characteristics of the spirits in question, in the same way that a company logo is meant to represent a corporation.

We can see that many of the sigils exhibit “bilateral symmetry”, which is also a property of biological organisms (including humans).

An additional hypothesis is that the seals represent a “circuit diagram” for the spirit, showing how it processes what all non-material entities thrive on: our attention.

Image Credit: The poster containing the seals and descriptions of the spirits is from L-Lawliet.

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“A Book of Magic” by Herbert Irwin (1874), in the facsimile edition produced by the Society of Esoteric Endeavour in 2014.

One of the photographs shows the black concave skrying mirror inside the back cover.

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