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Starting the Connection with the Goddess

, 03:19

A question that I had when I was beginning to establish a stronger connection with the Goddess Hekate, was "how can I do it?" I was invoking the Goddess inside the circle, I knew the necessary mythology about Her, a big part of it I had read in Witchcraft books. When I felt the calling from Her, I saw this matter of connection more seriously. Well, I couldn't avoid it. The Goddess was communicating with me, there was no way not to see the signs. I liked that She wanted to work with me. I tried to do some things and I also asked for guidance of my friend Katerina, who was also a devotee. One of the things I did, was to read, to study, to search about Her. And from that starting point, I made a secure ground for building a safe and strong relationship.

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Creating A Katadesmos From PGM VII

, 22:46

I have already written an article about this subject but I want to expand and share another spell from PGM VII 429-458 In that spell Osiris is called with voces magicae implying their secret names. The interesting thing is that the spell is short and quick but it also requires knot magick if you release the katadesmos in special places, using again the famous voces magicaes ASKEI KAI TASKEI (as the ancient text writes).

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Creating A Katadesmos

, 22:40

Katadesmoi in plural, katadesmos in singular are an ancient hellenic magickal technique. It requires a lead tablet and a nail. The desired purpose is simply written in the lead and then it is fold in half and with a nail on the center it is bound. The instructions of how to make a lead tablet efficently for magickal uses could be found in ancient papyri and ancient tablets.

There are some basic structures of creating a binding, but in this article I am just going to provide the instructions from the PGM V 304 - 369 This papyros is stored in the Museum of London, not in Hellas. For the following katadesmos a papyros is needed, plaster, calamus pen, myrrh and threads/cords. It can also be done with lead. If you have the PGM in translation edited by Hans Dieter Betz open at page 106

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Introduction to Ancient Hellenic Magick

, 22:30

Today, in Hellas there are no books on that subject and definately it is a forbidden subject for any hellenic university. The visitor of any hellenic museum will not find clues of ancient Withcraft, not even the Goddess of Witchcraft. The ancient tools, regalia and items of Witchcraft are not exhibits in any hellenic museum. The texts that are written by archaelogists in ancient archaeological sites do not write anything about magick. Did magick ever existed in Hellas? And if no, why all the words that are used in european languages about Witchcraft and its fields are hellenic? Well, magick was born in ancient Hellas and its foundations were the ancient hellenic mysteries, which could be found all over ancient Hellas, till today, where the ruins of the ancient temples stay and expand their energy spheres to the auric fields of the visitors. Mysteries, folk magick, professional witches, professional oracles, necromancy, war oracles, charms, spells, defixiones, talismans, basically any type of divination and magick was practiced all over ancient Hellas.

Why then, some scientists refuse to write what happened? Magick and science have strong connections, with magick being the oldest. So? A, the older brother sometimes gets angry... Anyway, let's follow Aeschines and speak the truth, not that it makes us feel good. For Witches magick is good and makes us better persons, but for people who cannot understand the basics of magick, like what is magick, then, for them, magick has a bad reputation, this reputation that they have given to this ancient noble art of the wise.

Some words that have been associated with Witchcraft, had changed their meaning in modern hellenic. One of these words is magganon, which meant in ancient times a potion or a charm, but nowadays it means something that is a faud. It simply doesn't work. The same word also ment something that helps bending in mechanics. Witchcraft is also the art of bending the fate. The wisdom of hellenic language is clearly understood. This change of the meaning occured in the middle of the Byzantine Empire. Christianity degrated Witchcraft in a way, since the Old Ways were an obstacle for the spiritual kingdom of the new religion. Let's return to the meaning of bending. As Aleister Crowley said, you can overcome the rules if you know them very well. Ancient Hellenes writers describe the Witch as a wise man and this continues to the Roman Period from Dion and Porphyri who write that Witches are priests of Gods closely connected with them. Strabo writes that in Parthia (Asia) Witches consisted one of the two parliaments that proposed laws. The kings of Parthis were elected from those 2 parliaments. Again in his work, Strabo writes that Garmanes had Witches who also were philosophers and necromancers. Those opinions are the same as mr. Gerald Gardner and his students had spread when they started to speak about Wicca. Magick gave birth to philosophy and philosophy. One of the sections of philosophy was the natural philosophy, the one which is called today, science. Pythagoras is a great example to follow, a scientist and a witch at the same time.

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Examples of Ancient Necromantic Rituals

, 15:27

Read some of the most detailed descriptions of ancient necromantic rituals as they can be found in ancient texts.

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Crystals and Minerals Close to Hekate

, 16:35

This is a project I did for the CoH Santuario de Hekate Thethys Krataiis.

The following list contains a small text with the properties of every crystal that I believe its energy is related to our Mother Hekate. In the end, I have written my suggestion for selecting the appropriate crystals for rituals. I have tried to write down a small description so anyone can choose the best related crystal according to his/her needs and intuition. In the Greem Magickal Papyri the lodestone is associated with Hekate by engraving three of Her forms.

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How to construct your Fire Wand

, 16:24

In this article I am going to show you my way of constructing an amazing Golden Dawn Fire Wand with common tools. I will try to be as analytical as possible using images, especially when the steps become a little difficult. If you constuct your wand using those instructions keep in mind that safety is first, know your tools, have your wood tightened all the time and let's do great magick.

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Golden Dawn Nemyss

, 00:47

Nemyss is a ritual tool for the magician of the Golden Dawn tradition. It has strong symbolism and a very old historical connection with the magick of ancient Egypt.

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Constructing a plaque

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In this tutorial I am going to present my way to construct a plaque for Hekate with a representation to Her.

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