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Simplifying Magick

To: alt.magick.serious,alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick
From: (Andralphus)
Subject: Re: Simplifying Magick
Date: 6 May 2002 18:37:49 -0700

The problem with Hermetic Qabalah of the tables-of-correspondences
type is not that it is too complicated, but that it is too simple. 
777 is a dictionary; but a dictionary is not a language - for that one
needs a grammar as well.

In 777, the path of Gimel (col II) corresponds to dark greenish brown
on the Empress Scale (col. XVIII), the Tarot trump whose true title is
"The Priestess of the Silver Star" (col. CLXXX), the stomach (col.
CLXXXII), and menstrual disorders (col. CLXXXVI).

But none of this means anything, because the key to the
correspondences is not in 777.  One knows that there is a relationship
between the stomach Gimel and dark greenish brown and the Priestess
and cramps, but the key is *what sort of relationship*.  The columns
don't mean simple equivalence; they indicate that there is some point
of attraction between the concepts.  And if there is a point of
attraction, there must also be a point of repulsion.

The threads of the Qabalah aren't fused together in neat rows -
they're twisted, they fly together and apart in unfathomable periods,
they swirl and dance in an ineffable helix.

A table of correspondences is only the pieces of the watch.  It's not
the watch, and it doesn't tick.  So congratulations - you've come up
with a simplified set of pieces.  You still don't know what time it
is. (Scorpion-of-Osiris) wrote in message news:<>...
> After studying & practicing magick for too many years, I have created
> a simple system I use personally. I would like to share that with
> those of you who are interested. I also included some of my thoughts
> on Enochian, Crowley, etc.
> It may make many of you annoyed, but that is not the purpose.
> Thanks for your time,
> ~Frater O0

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