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[ the art of talismanic magick]

To: alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic
From: "dread_not" 
Subject: the art of talismanic magick
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 22:03:35 -0800

As I mentioned before, I've been working on talisman making, deviating from
some of the popular methodologies.

1.  I've omitted the ritualistic incantations usually associated with the
fabrication of an amulet or talisman.

2.  Designed 'scenes' based around whatever purpose I wanted the amulet or
talisman to perform.

3.  Focused more on the mood of the talisman or amulets creation, rather
than that of any required actions that normally takes place.

4.  Blended certain agreeable magickal traditions and practices.

For example:

A talisman to attract, not love, but rather female companionship:

Time is important when performing this.  Venus should be in it's own house,
or at least in exaltation and the same follows for mercury. The houses are:

2nd house-own house  *best
7th house-own house   *best
12th house-exaltation  *good
6th house-fall                *fair

3rd house-own house  *best
6th house-exaltation   *good
12th house-fall              *fair
You should surround yourself with red candles, number isn't important,
rather it is to affect mood, to help with focusing on the task at hand.
Next, to your left, burn censure related to mercury or any herb with
relation.  To your right, burn censure related to Venus, or any herb with

On a clean white parchment with green ink, two triangles, point to point,
encircled twice about it.   Where the points meet, to the left the name of
power, "adnai"  to the right of the point "yhvh"  Inside the crowning
triangle, the word "Ruach". Above it, the name "Monachiel"  Inside the
lesser triangle, the word "achides"  Below the lesser triangle, the name

Between the two outer rings, directly to the left in our symbol, the
geomantic figure for amissio, above it the symbol for venus, below it,
Written upward, the number 1225. Amissio should be written outside the
paired circles in an up to down fashion.
                        *    *
                        *    *
Between the two outer rings, to the right of our inner symbol, the geomantic
figure for puella, above it the symbol for mercury, and below it, the number
2080 written downward.  the name amissio written outside the paired circles
in an up to down fashion.
                        *      *

Above our pentacle should be the kamea of venus:
22 47 16 41 10 35 4
5   23 43 17 42 11 29
30 6   24 49 18 36 12
13 31 7   25 48 19 37
38 14 32 1   26 44 20
21 39 8   33 2   27 45
46 15 40 9   34 3   28

To the left of the kamea should be the symbol of Kedemal, and his name
written just below it.
To the right of the kamea should be the symbol of Hagiel and his name
written just below it.
(Hebrew lettering would be preferable when writing these names.

Below our pentacle, the sigil of the planet mercury.  On it's left, the
symbol conjenctio, with it's name written below it:
      *    *
      *    *
On it's right, the symbol albus, with it's name written below it:
    *    *
    *    *
    *    *

To the left of everything we've done so far should be the sigil of hagith,
with his name written just below it.      _______________
                          |                            |
                          |     |--|-------|--|     |
                          |____ |        |____|

To the right, should be your personal sigil, created from your name..

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Have you ever heard the expression, "using a cannon to kill a mosquito"?  I
thought I expressed the wont of simplicity in the fabrication of this
talisman.  Has this logic been lost in the translation?  If I had thought it
necessary to take any given time frame, specific to the day and hour, I
think I would have clearly stated it.  Many if not most have a minuscule
concept of astrology, lets not compound their confusion through over
analysis.  The essential dignities are correct, that's sufficient.  Should
you wish to expand it,  good.  Have fun with it.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. "
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"Christopher Warnock"  wrote in message
> One of the simplification introduced by modern astrology has been an
> identification of the signs with the mundane houses, e.g. Aries=1st house,
> Taurus = 2nd house, etc.  This appears to be, at least partially, the
source of
> the above chart, thus as Taurus = 2nd house and Venus rules Taurus, thus
the 2nd
> house is Venus' house.
> Unfortunately this is an example of the rampant cannibalisation of
> astrology.  Venus rules Taurus & Libra, is exalted in Pisces and has her
fall in
> Virgo.  She joyeth in the 5th house because it is the house of pleasure
> games.  Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, is exalted in Virgo and has his
fall in
> Pisces.  He joyeth in the 1st house as it represents the head and memory.
> system and these particular characteristics have been used for at least
> years.  Modern astrologers are largely ignorant of the true tradition and
> compound their ignorance by misapplying traditional terms and changing
> traditional definitions.
> Finally, using a single astrological factor (even if correctly applied)
> won't get you as good results as you would doing a full traditional
> analysis which takes into consideration, houses & house rulers, aspects,
> full range of essential dignities (rulership, exaltation, triplicity, term
> face) fixed stars, Arabic parts, natural planetary rulerships, moon phase,
> planetary hour, antiscions, etc.
> Those interested in traditional astrological magic and talisman can check
out my
> site:
>  & the next issue of Mountain Astrologer
> has an article of mine on the astrological and talismanic magic of
> Agrippa and Marsilio Ficino.
> --
> Christopher Warnock, Esq.
> for Renaissance Horary & Electional Astrology
> & Magical Timing
> Renaissance Astrology Website

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