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Banishing Basics

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.pagan.magick,alt.magick.chaos
From: cometoce 
Subject: Banishing Basics (in Chaos??!)
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 01:35:50 GMT

CGIL  quotes the Book of Results on banishing:
#$ Its function is not to act as a barrier against unknown energies and
#$ influences (GD method) but to prepare the mind of the magician for the
#$ influx of those energies and influences"
# ...are those energies from chaos 

"from chaos" sounds strange. maybe it's the rough equivalent to
"from the Chaos Magick tradition" (which is strange altogether,
but apparently has adherents!! ;>).

# really *the ones* I try to get a protection from when using
# Banishing ? 

a valuable question. one might ask the same about any number of
similarly-referred entities/energies the world over intervening
between cosmologic mindsets. are the goetic spirits the SAME as
the spirits used for Neopagan worship? is Satan the SAME to
Satanists as to Christians or Muslims? the issues are interesting.

# ...Is Banishing really the equivalent of an "etheric condom", 
# so to speak?....

amongst Thelemic mages it seems to function this way, or at least
as a kind of groundsclearing, yes.

# In fact, the Book of Results mentions a protection against unknown
# influences. When using Banishing, I'll try to get a protection 
# against *known* influences I guess, at least most of the time. 
# So it may not be contradictory.

banishing in preparation for known entities and banishing 
against wandering or unknown energies sounds about the same.

# The more I think of it, the more I'm tempted to use both versions, 
# as you suggest, depending on the ritual supposed to take place
# afterwards. Or I'll even create my own mix :-)

the timing of the banishing might also be affected by the mindset
involved in the spellcasting. one might banish at the end in order
to keep unwanted stray energies from affecting others in a kind of
condom the way that some mages create a Chamber of Magic to contain
the same kinds of things (focussing intentional energies and letting
none extraneous escape to work peculiar unwanted results).


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