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Source for pronunciation of words/names in Thelemic magic?

To: alt.magick
Subject: Source for pronunciation of words/names in Thelemic magic? 
Date: Wed, 09 May 2001 00:28:04 -0400

Can anyone tell me a good source on the pronunciation of the names and
words used in Thelemic magic?  I have Duquette's book  The Magic of
Thelema, and some of the rituals use a lot of words I have no idea how
to pronounce, and not even a guess on the odd word spelled out in
greek. This is true for the writings of Crowley as well.  I know that
ultimately I should probably learn hebrew, greek and egyptian. But in
the meantime, a good source of pronunciations would be extremely


  Not everyone believes, in anothers "correct" pron. of angelic names and such.
In doing evocotions and invocations, vibrating the names are not the only 
source for accomplishment of the desired deed.
  My reasoning is, one could study Crowley for years and years, and then find 
out they are pronouncing his name incorrectly. Does this mean all knowledge and 
understanding of his work is of no use>?
 On the other hand, ascthelically, having the proper focus, knowing you have 
the correct vibration of a name, it will aid in clearing out the cobwebs of the 
mind that seem to expose themselves when trying to concentrate on a desired 
  Just dont freak yourself if you think you are pronouncing the desired name 
correctly and then later find someone else does it differently. 

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