Hermetic Magic: The Postmodern Magical Papyrus of Abaris

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Weiser Books, Jan 15, 1995 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 320 pages
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Edited and introduced by Stephen Edred Flowers, Ph.D. This book opens the gate to the use of the authentic Hermetic formulas concealed in the magical papyri of Egypt. Students can use this information as a basis for developing and enacting their own magical systems. Organized in four parts - History, Theory, Practice, and Operation (in the form of the Magical Papyrus of Abaris). Illustrated. Glossary. Index.
 

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Contents

ORIGINS
3
The Hellenic Root
4
The Egyptian Root
5
The Hermetic Tradition
7
The Ancient Phase
8
The Modern Phase
11
The Postmodern Phase
13
The Papyri in History
14
2 The Mithraic Initiation
173
3 The Stele of Jeu the Hieroglyphist or The Rite of the Headless One
182
PROTECTION
185
5 Another Phylactery
186
6 Another Phylactery
187
DIVINE INVOCATIONS
188
8 a General Prayer
191
9 Moon Prayer
192

THE HERMETIC SYNTHESIS
18
The Egyptian Stream
19
The Hellenic Stream
20
The Iranian Stream
24
The Gnostic Stream
26
The Semitic Stream
30
The Christian Stream
34
Principles of the Hermetic Synthesis
37
COSMOLOGY
47
NeoPlatonic Cosmology
49
Gnostic Cosmology
55
Egyptian Cosmology
60
Hermetic Cosmology
63
HERMETIC ANTHROPOLOGY
70
Hellenistic Anthropology
71
Egyptian Anthropology
73
Mystical Judaic Anthropology
77
THEOLOGY AND DAIMONOLOGY
83
Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
84
Hellenic Divinities
91
Semitic Divinities
95
Gnostic and Iranian Divinities
97
Daimonology
99
GOETEIA MAGEIA AND THEOURGIA
101
Goeteia
102
Theourgia
103
MAGICAL WRITING SYSTEMS
105
The Egyptian Systems
107
The Greek System
110
The Coptic System
112
THE SCIENCE OF THE STOICHEIA
115
Names of Power
125
Hermetic Numerology
130
MAGICAL THEORIES
135
Modern Theory
137
Postmodern Theory
138
TOOLS
145
2 Circle
146
3 Robe
148
6 Lamp
149
7 Bowl
150
10 Papyrus
151
RITUAL STRUCTURE
153
Frame Rituals
154
SELFINITIATION
159
Preliminary Rite of SelfInitiation
161
THE POSTMODERN MAGICAL PAPYRUS OF ABARIS
163
INTRODUCTION TO THE OPERATIONS
165
INITIATIONS
167
1 The Operation of Pnouthis the Sacred Scribe
168
10 Prayer to Mene Moon
195
11 General Magical Invocation
196
12 Another General Invocation
197
13 The Hidden Stele
198
14 Bear Working To Arktos
200
A RING CHARM
202
CONTROLLING THE SHADOW
206
OPERATIONS FOR PICKING HERBS
209
18 Plant Picking
210
BOWL DIVINATIONS
212
20 Bowl Divination of Aphrodite
216
DREAM ORACLES
218
23 Dream Oracle
219
TO APPEAR IN DREAMS
221
VISION
222
27 Revelation
224
28 Direct Vision
225
A WORKING FOR MEMORY
226
WORKING FOR LIBERATION
227
31 Deliverance
228
OPERATIONS TO GAIN FAVOR
230
33 To Win the Favor of Crowds
231
WORKINGS FOR THE GAINING OF LOVE
232
36 For Love
233
38 Love
235
40 To Gain Friendship
237
RESTRAINING OPERATIONS
238
42 To Restrain Anger
239
45 Restraining Operation
240
46 Restrain Anger
242
AN OPERATION TO CAUSE SEPARATION
243
VICTORY AND SUCCESS OPERATIONS
245
50 Hermes Victory Working
246
51 For Victory and Success in All Things
247
WINNING AT GAMES OF CHANCE
249
FORMULA OF THANKSGIVING
252
A RECIPES
257
4 For a General Offering
258
B DAYS FOR DIVINATION
259
C LUNAR POSITIONS FOR WORKINGS
260
D MAGICOPOETIC NAMES OF HERBS
261
E ON THE WRITING OF GREEK LETTERS AND THEIR TRANSCRIPTION
263
F ON THE PRONUNCIATION OF GREEK AND HELLENIZED FOREIGN WORDS
265
G THE SEMITIC WRITING SYSTEM
268
Glossary of Divine Names
271
Index of Common Magical Formulas
275
Bibliography
277
Index
283
About the Author
292
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