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names and magic

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.occult.methods
From: nagasiva 
Subject: names and magic (a subject of horror)
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 05:18:39 GMT

50010813 AAIV! Hail Satan! Hail Yes!
Delila  :
> It's a pain in the ass! Everytime the phone rings and someone asks for
>(insert name) I have to ask "The older one or the younger one?" If it's
>correspondence by mail, often they don't bother to put the "Jr." after
>the name, so the father opens it. There can be many other mix-ups. So
>it's better to give the son his own, different first name.

I'm so sorry you had difficulties. my brother and father had the same
birth name, but my father went by his middle name anyway, so there
was never a problem. my mother called my brother by a diminuitive 
until he was older, never a conflict; father and son haven't been close.

I think it has the capacity to ennoble or shame the participants in the
relationship (imagine three all called by the same name! there are
probably families like that), depending on their personal compatibility.

having the same name as someone can be a powerful linking mechanism,
whether this be first or last (or other) names. when I lived with my
wife and brother we adopted the same last name as pseudonyms and felt
closer by it from what I experienced. 

I have named magical tools the same successive names. for 10 years or
so I had a series of staves named 'Lamed' (because of the shape of the
(often drift) wood). I used them in rituals at sabbatic and solitary
purpose and burned all (until this last) with great love in my heart.

I don't know if my current ritual staff has a name. she's just standing
steady in a spiral of the house (in this case directly behind Kali on
my altar and next to the scripture). she is a redwood limb found Santa 
Cruz area, 7 feet lovely. occasionally I have hiked with her and once 
or twice in ritual. she is exceedingly sound and pure. I love her well.

blessed beast!
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