a cache of usenet and other text files pertaining
to occult, mystical, and spiritual subjects.


Thelemic Ritual Dear Gnome: Goetia demons

To: alt.magick
From: g0rg30u5_g0rd0n 
Subject: Re: Thelemic Ritual (was) Re: Dear Gnome: Re: Goetia demons 
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 13:32:34 -0800

Satyr wrote:
> g0rg30u5_g0rd0n  writes:
>>g0rg30u5_g0rd0n wrote:
>>>Ka wrote:
>>>> ({ Secret Chief }) wrote:
>>>>>Or maybe it's the other way around - it hardly matters.
>>>>I like that. So an alternative saying might be: "There is no God
>>>>but God" ?
>>>yes and no. you know this is Muslim in origin? AC has it as 'LA
>>>ALLAH.' Or 'La Allh.' Or 'La Alla.'
>>Or would the more correct phraseology be: it is /Islamic/ in origin?
>>whatever, the phrase you had there, 'there is no god but god.' has
>>it's origins in the Koran, afaik.
> It's from the "Shahadah", or confession of faith, what one recites in
> order to accept Al Islam:
>   Ash-hadu anla elaha illa-Allah, wa ash-hadu anna Mohammadan
>   rasul-Allah.
> With some minor variations. In English:
>   I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness
>   that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah.
> I don't think this exact passage is found in the Qur'an, though.

thanks satyr, i was recalling from an imperfect memory what little i 
have studied of Islam, and don't mind conceding your superior knowledge 
on the topic.

Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- Who knows (all 
things) both secret and open; He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- the Sovereign, the Holy 
One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the 
Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the 
Supreme: Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they attribute 
to Him.
He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or 
Colours). To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: whatever is in the 
heavens and on earth, doth declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the 
Exalted in Might, the Wise.

(The Holy Quran, Al-Hashr, 59:22-24)

the first and second phrases above (from Al-Hashr) certainly resemble 
the first part of the shahadah, and occurs frequently in the Koran if I 
am remembering correctly. however, that said, i was aware of the general 
context of the shahadah, but was not remembering that this shahadah was 
*NOT* found in the Koran.


The Arcane Archive is copyright by the authors cited.
Send comments to the Arcane Archivist:

Did you like what you read here? Find it useful?
Then please click on the Paypal Secure Server logo and make a small
donation to the site maintainer for the creation and upkeep of this site.

The ARCANE ARCHIVE is a large domain,
organized into a number of sub-directories,
each dealing with a different branch of
religion, mysticism, occultism, or esoteric knowledge.
Here are the major ARCANE ARCHIVE directories you can visit:
interdisciplinary: geometry, natural proportion, ratio, archaeoastronomy
mysticism: enlightenment, self-realization, trance, meditation, consciousness
occultism: divination, hermeticism, amulets, sigils, magick, witchcraft, spells
religion: buddhism, christianity, hinduism, islam, judaism, taoism, wicca, voodoo
societies and fraternal orders: freemasonry, golden dawn, rosicrucians, etc.


There are thousands of web pages at the ARCANE ARCHIVE. You can use ATOMZ.COM
to search for a single word (like witchcraft, hoodoo, pagan, or magic) or an
exact phrase (like Kwan Yin, golden ratio, or book of shadows):

Search For:
Match:  Any word All words Exact phrase


Southern Spirits: 19th and 20th century accounts of hoodoo, including slave narratives & interviews
Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by cat yronwode: an introduction to African-American rootwork
Lucky W Amulet Archive by cat yronwode: an online museum of worldwide talismans and charms
Sacred Sex: essays and articles on tantra yoga, neo-tantra, karezza, sex magic, and sex worship
Sacred Landscape: essays and articles on archaeoastronomy, sacred architecture, and sacred geometry
Lucky Mojo Forum: practitioners answer queries on conjure; sponsored by the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Herb Magic: illustrated descriptions of magic herbs with free spells, recipes, and an ordering option
Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers: ethical diviners and hoodoo spell-casters
Freemasonry for Women by cat yronwode: a history of mixed-gender Freemasonic lodges
Missionary Independent Spiritual Church: spirit-led, inter-faith, the Smallest Church in the World
Satan Service Org: an archive presenting the theory, practice, and history of Satanism and Satanists
Gospel of Satan: the story of Jesus and the angels, from the perspective of the God of this World
Lucky Mojo Usenet FAQ Archive: FAQs and REFs for occult and magical usenet newsgroups
Candles and Curios: essays and articles on traditional African American conjure and folk magic
Aleister Crowley Text Archive: a multitude of texts by an early 20th century ceremonial occultist
Spiritual Spells: lessons in folk magic and spell casting from an eclectic Wiccan perspective
The Mystic Tea Room: divination by reading tea-leaves, with a museum of antique fortune telling cups
Yronwode Institution for the Preservation and Popularization of Indigenous Ethnomagicology
Yronwode Home: personal pages of catherine yronwode and nagasiva yronwode, magical archivists
Lucky Mojo Magic Spells Archives: love spells, money spells, luck spells, protection spells, etc.
      Free Love Spell Archive: love spells, attraction spells, sex magick, romance spells, and lust spells
      Free Money Spell Archive: money spells, prosperity spells, and wealth spells for job and business
      Free Protection Spell Archive: protection spells against witchcraft, jinxes, hexes, and the evil eye
      Free Gambling Luck Spell Archive: lucky gambling spells for the lottery, casinos, and races