in the spirit thou

Her name is not really Coraline, of course, but it is one of her very favorite books, and Elsewhere University does seem like a parallel world she’s stumbled into, so she takes the name proudly. She thinks she ought to fill the part she’s been assigned, and little by little her pockets fill with buttons and pieces of glass through which to see the truth. Not all the time, but enough to count, she counts things – doorways and anything blue, among a variety of objects, arcane and mundane alike.

The girl called Coraline also answers to Buttons and MIST, but it took some time for her to notice those sounds referred to her. Once, her scene partner called her Other Mo—but his tongue had barely cradled the second sibilant against his teeth when her hand shot out and clamped around his wrist. “That’s not what I am,” she hissed, “and I won’t become it either. Now go back a few lines; let’s start at ‘Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I’ll be gone’.” Something was smiling on her that day, or frowning on him, but he does not try to unstitch the seam that hangs ragged from his skin.

(I might do more with the girl called Coraline eventually)

(X)

Ecclesiastes‬ ‭11:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬
“As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.”

MAGI 361 Full Spoiler Translation.

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Alibaba: Spirit of politeness and austerity…

Alibaba: Thou who allows the king to gather power…. Bring forth the great hellfire that judges the earth !!

Kougyoku: That is… It can’t be…!!!

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Narration:

A power release beyond limits!!

Burning away his feelings, a blow with all of his might!!?  

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Night 361 “The final blow”

(TN Title: “Coup de grâce”)

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Demon Notes

Agares/aguares
Rank: Duke
Color: Green
Incense: Sandalwood
Metal: Copper
Planet: Venus
Element: Earth
Enn: Rean ganen ayar da Agares
Date: March 31 - April 10 (day) *Aries 10 - 20 degrees
Tarot: Three of wands
Original purpose: Teaches languages, destroys dignites, find runaways, cause earthquakes


Daemonolatry Goetia (S Connolly)

It is said you should wear his seal after the work in question.  Seek Agares for wisdom in friendship and to make your garden grow.  He also gives advice in financial matters with regard to projects.  


Crowley’s Goetia

The Second Spirit is a Duke called Agreas, or Agares.  He is under the Power of the East, and cometh up in the form of an old fair Man, riding upon a Crocodile, carrying a Goshawk upon his fist, and yet mild in appearance.  He maketh them to run that stand still, and bringeth back runaways.  He teacheth all Languages or Tongues presently.  He hath power also to destroy Dignities both Spiritual and Temporal, and causeth Earthquakes.  He was of the Order of Virtues. He hath under his government 31 Legions of Spirits. And this is his Seal or Character which thou shalt wear as a Lamen before thee.


Luciferian Goetia (Michael Ford)

A spirit which allows the understanding of both languages and interpretation, Agares is a spirit which accelerates the perception of languages, communication – magical and otherwise. In the design of my Sethanic /Shadow alphabet (see Austin Spare’s Alphabet of Desire), I made silent invocations to Agares – to speed the communication of the subconscious to the conscious. Earthquakes are the symbol of a strong


As Always

-Robin

He has made me feel #uncomfortable with #sin. #ThankyouLord!

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬ - I choose #spirit over #flesh.

A wood near Athens. A Fairy speaks.

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander every where,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green:
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dew-drops here
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits: I’ll be gone;
Our queen and all her elves come here anon.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II, Scene I [Over hill, over dale]

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616

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Graphic - 이승희(Seung Hee Lee)

“OME have won a wild delight,
By daring wilder sorrow;
Could I gain thy love to-night,
I’d hazard death to-morrow.
Could the battle-struggle earn
One kind glance from thine eye,
How this withering heart would burn,
The heady fight to try!
Welcome nights of broken sleep,
And days of carnage cold,
Could I deem that thou wouldst weep
To hear my perils told.
Tell me, if with wandering bands
I roam full far away,
Wilt thou to those distant lands
In spirit ever stray?
Wild, long, a trumpet sounds afar;
Bid me–bid me go
Where Seik and Briton meet in war,
On Indian Sutlej’s flow.
Blood has dyed the Sutlej’s waves
With scarlet stain, I know;
Indus’ borders yawn with graves,
Yet, command me go!
Though rank and high the holocaust
Of nations steams to heaven,
Glad I’d join the death-doomed host,
Were but the mandate given.
Passion’s strength should nerve my arm,
Its ardour stir my life,
Till human force to that dread charm
Should yield and sink in wild alarm,
Like trees to tempest-strife.
If, hot from war, I seek thy love,
Darest thou turn aside?
Darest thou then my fire reprove,
By scorn, and maddening pride?
No–my will shall yet control
Thy will, so high and free,
And love shall tame that haughty soul–
Yes–tenderest love for me.
I’ll read my triumph in thine eyes,
Behold, and prove the change;
Then leave, perchance, my noble prize,
Once more in arms to range.
I’d die when all the foam is up,
The bright wine sparkling high;
Nor wait till in the exhausted cup
Life’s dull dregs only lie.
Then Love thus crowned with sweet reward,
Hope blest with fulness large,
I’d mount the saddle, draw the sword,
And perish in the charge!”

-Charlotte Bronte
(Passion)

Concerns of Planetary Days and Hours from

From the Greater Key of Solomon

ShBThAI, Shabbathai, Saturn
Weekday: Saturday
Concerns of Days and Hours: summon souls of natural death from hades. Good or bad fortune to buildings and businesses, possessions, goods, seeds, fruits etc. Have familiar spirits attend you in your sleep. Bring destruction, discord, death and hatred. Acquire learning.
Concerns of hours: communicating with spirits.
Concerns of hours and when in conjunction, quartile or opposition with the moon: for hatred, enmity, quarrel and discord.

TzDQ, Tzedeq, Jupiter
Weekday: Thursday
Concerns of days and hours: for obtaining honours, acquiring riches; contracting friendships, preserving health; and arriving at all that thou canst desire.
Concerns of hours: for preparing any operations whatsoever of love, of kindness, and of invisibility, etc. Good for all extraordinary, uncommon, and unknown operations.

MADIM, Madim, Mars:
Weekday: Tuesday
Concerns of hours and days: regarding War; to arrive at military honour; to acquire courage; to overthrow enemies; and further to cause ruin, slaughter, cruelty, discord; to wound and to give death.
Concerns of hours: good for communicating and speaking with Spirits; serve for summoning Souls from Hades, especially of those slain in battle.
Concerns of hours and when in conjunction, quartile or opposition with the moon: for hatred, enmity, quarrel and discord.

ShMSh, Shemesh, the Sun:
Weekday: Sunday
Concerns of hours and days: regarding temporal wealth, hope, gain, fortune, divination, the favour of princes, to dissolve hostile feeling, and to make friends.
Concerns of hours: for preparing any operations whatsoever of love, of kindness, and of invisibility, etc. Good for all extraordinary, uncommon, and unknown operations.

NVGH, Nogah, Venus:
Weekday: Friday
Concerns of days and hours: are good for forming friendships; for kindness and love; for joyous and pleasant undertakings, and for traveling.
Concerns of hours: for preparing any operations whatsoever of love, of kindness, and of invisibility, etc. Good for all extraordinary, uncommon, and unknown operations. Useful for lots, poisons, all things of the nature of Venus, for preparing powders provocative of madness and the like things.

KVKB, Kokav, Mercury:
Weekday: Wednesday
Concerns of days and hours: good to operate for eloquence and intelligence; promptitude in business; science and divination; wonders; apparitions; and answers regarding the future. Thou canst also operate under this Planet for thefts; writings; deceit; and merchandise.
Concerns for hours: good for undertaking experiments relating to games, raillery, jests, sports, and the like. For recovering thefts by the means of Spirits.

If thou wishest to converse with Spirits it should be especially on the day of Mercury and in his hour, and let the Moon be in an Airy Sign, as well as the Sun.

LBNH, Levanah, the Moon:
Weekday: Monday
Concerns of days and hours: Good for embassies; voyages envoys; messages; navigation; reconciliation; love; and the acquisition of merchandise by water.
Concerns for hours: good for communicating and speaking with Spirits. Recovery of stolen property, for obtaining nocturnal visions, for summoning Spirits in sleep, and for preparing anything relating to Wate
Concerns of days moon is conjunction, opposed or quartile to Saturn and Mars: excellent for making experiments of hatred, enmity, quarrel, and discord.
For those matters then which appertain unto the Moon, such as the Invocation of Spirits, the Works of Necromancy, and the recovery of stolen property, it is necessary that the Moon should be in a Terrestrial Sign, viz.:–Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.

For love, grace, and invisibility, the Moon should be in a Fiery Sign, viz.:–Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
For hatred, discord, and destruction, the Moon should be in a Watery Sign, viz.:–Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces.

For experiments of a peculiar nature, which cannot be classed under any certain head, the Moon should be in an Airy Sign, viz.:–Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius.

Moon after her combustion, or conjunction with the Sun, especially just when she quits his beams and appeareth visible. For then it is good to make all experiments for the construction and operation of any matter.

The time from the New unto the Full Moon is proper for performing any of the experiments of which we have spoken above. But in her decrease or wane it is good for War, Disturbance, and Discord. Likewise the period when she is almost deprived of light, is proper for experiments of invisibility, and of Death
commence nothing while the Moon is in conjunction with the Sun, seeing that this is extremely unfortunate, and that thou wilt then be able to effect nothing; but the Moon quitting his beams and increasing in Light, thou canst perform all that thou desires.

anonymous asked:

My English teacher left me very confused when learning about Romeo and Juliet. He said that it wasn't a love story because they didn't love each other; Juliet just basically used Romeo, but I don't know what to think. Can you please explain to me if it's a love story, tragedy, or both?

Did your teacher say that Juliet used Romeo? How rude.

The first thing we have to remember is that the feud is the exponent of an unhealthy ideology that promotes violence, hatred, prejudice, and brutal misogyny. Don’t ever forget the world they lived in. Romeo and Juliet are not normal teenagers living in a normal world and making stupid decisions. They are children whose mental health ends up destroyed by the ideals of their families. I just won’t stand anyone who refers to them as ‘dumb’ because it’s a very insulting way of dismissing the destructiveness of social oppression and abuse. It’s so evident that their families caused their deaths that at the end of the play nobody has the guts to blame them for their own deaths and dismiss their emotions as shallow or dishonest. What they have done is too monstrous for them to deny. When both patriarchs find the young lovers dead together in the crypt they see the wrong in their actions and take responsibility for it. They know they killed their children. It was not teenage folly that ruined Romeo and Juliet. It was a sick society that glorified violence and prejudice.

Perhaps your male teacher is annoyed by the fact that Juliet hardly fits in the role of a sixteenth-century obedient wife who goes along with whatever her husband has to say. On the contrary, Juliet has a voice of her own. It is evident from the first conversation between the lovers that she has a very particular, specific way of thinking, and which doesn’t necessarily match that of Romeo. For instance, she gently mocks his stereotyped courtship when she says “you kiss by the book.” I would say she is a far better poet than him—he actually learns from her. Think about the way she corrects him when he tries to swear his love by the moon. She literally rationalizes everything. Romeo needs to get on her level. Later on, he will ask her to “sweeten with thy breath / This neighbour air, and let rich music’s tongue / Unfold the imagined happiness that both / Receive in either by this dear encounter,” to which Juliet answers that “conceit, more rich in matter than in words, / Brags of his substance, not of ornament”. You see, she doesn’t always agree with him, and she presents her own points of view resolutely. She is the one to give lessons.

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Basic necromancy training regimen. WEEK 4

These posts will teach you how to lay the foundations for Necromancy and develop the basic abilities needed. By the end of this, the mage-in-training will have all the abilities they will need to begin the practice of Necromancy. Sources: 

Arthur Edward Waite, The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts (1898), Christopher Penczak, The Witch’s Shield (2004), Claude Lecouteux, The Book of Grimoires: The Secret Grammar of Magic (2013), Franz Bardon, The practice magical evocation (1991), Cagliastro, Blood Sorcery Bible vol I (2011), The Grand Grimoire + The Clavicle of Solomon (N/A), Al-Toukhi, Red Magic (2010),  Paul Huson, Mastering Witchcraft (1970), Grimoire to Conjure the Spirit of a Place (2006),

Exercise 1: Drawing and Consecrating the Circle.

To draw a circle is a fairly easy affair; first you must see what medium is best for your workspace:
Stone: Charcoal, Chalk, Gems, Blood.
Wood/Tile: Paint, Blood.
Dirt/Sand/Loose stones: Sword or Knife.
It should be noted that circles made in soil or sand are quite susceptible to attack, and that even soft winds may mar the circle and leave the magus vulnerable, caution is advised.
Then the mage must measure out a length of rope or ribbon to the length appropriate for the work at hand, these are measured in pes naturalis (actual feet).
Personal circle(5): 2.5 feet with a knot at 2 feet.
Ceremonial circle(9): 4.5 feet with a knot at 4 feet.
Coven circle(13): 6.5 with a knot at 6 feet.
With extra allowance for a slip knot on either side to bind the marking tool and a center nail, thus creating a compass.

When both medium, location and size have been considered, the mage will begin by hammering a nail into where the center of the circle is desired, or alternatively having your apprentice or assistant to pin it down with their fingers. When this is done the medium is bound at the other edge, and by pulling the cord taught and beginning to mark the ground, Insuring your lines are unbroken and clean. When the first circle is drawn, wrap the tool to the knot half a foot in and draw the second band. This second band creates a space for candles, words of power, wards and such to be placed. Once both circles are drawn you should carefully inspect it and assure that all the lines are unbroken and that a certain degree of symmetry is maintained.

Consecration: The mage should take to the circle all the tools they find necessary, as once it is consecrated, it is not to be crossed. You will need a broom, salt, staff or Ritual blade, and an incense of Pine, Sage, Frankincense or otherwise one with cleansing properties.

The mage places these tools between the first and second circle (known as the “band”) in no particular manner.
The mage faces the north and lifts their staff or blade into the air with the left hand, and begins an incantation like such, whist tracing the first circle clockwise, from north to north:

“A circle
Drawn to be a cell
That may preserve and keep me”

And onto the second (inner) circle, likewise:

“And a wall
Impenetrable boundary of bone
That neither Howling Geist
Nor Thirsty blade may enter”

The practical mage knows no incantation of salts is needed, and thus will sprinkle the circle in it, wildershins, and sweep it away. For salt drains and neutralizes energies, a trait harmful to magic and spirit alike. It is implemented to clear the circle of any energies trapped within it, assisting in improving spell efficiency

Exercise 2: Preliminary Rites

With basic skills developed, one can finally take the first steps on the road to necromancy. This first step is a form of “initiation”, the mage will attempt to gain the attention of the dead through one of the rites described below, once completed a mage will notice a great shift in their abilities, and the attentiveness of the dead they work with.
http://necromancyandme.tumblr.com/post/133261286967/methods-of-grave-sleeping
http://necromancyandme.tumblr.com/post/141819074782/preliminary-rites-why-your-spells-dont-work

Exercise 3: A Basic Conjuration.

The mage will require:
+ Black mirror we made in a previous week
+ Wand
+ Tools to cast a circle
+ A handful of grave dirt (see http://necromancyandme.tumblr.com/post/142455907640/procuring-grave-dirt)
+ Three candles
+ An incense, best if Lavender, Myrhh, Sandalwood or Mullein.

The mage begins by placing a candle in the band of the circle, facing West, and another one 60° to either side, creating a triangle within the circle. To the east place your mirror, outside of the circle but only just so that it can be seen without the candles’ reflections. Upon the hours between 12 Am and 3 Am, Cast your circle and draw a smaller one around the mirror (do not use any form of incantation upon it, it will be activated during the constraint). With that being done, you may begin the ritual.

Having cast the circle and lit both candles and incense,
Face east and raise your wand over head whist announcing the first conjuration:
“I, the mage ____, do conjure and evoke thee thrice Spirit N. by the very ground in which your corpse lays rotting and by thy own name,
Spirit N, Spirit N, Spirit N!
Crawl up from thy abyss,
Rise up from thy grave,
Do hearken to my command,
And come forth in an expeditious manner,
That you may grant me audience at this hour.”
And draw thrice in the air above you an equal armed cross within a circle, The symbol of the earth, the home of the dead.
Walk around the circle, wildershins and thrice, and stop again in the east to recite the second Conjuration:
“By the Endless void, and all realms of death; I summon thee, being long dead, come forth and appear to me now!
By your dust and dirt i awaken thee O’ Spirit N. Rise up now and show thyself within this mirror!”
And toss the Grave soil into the circle of the mirror quickly, allowing the spirit to manifest from the soil and onto the glass.

Again draw the sign of the earth and recite the Constraint:
“Now, Old Geist, by the own name do i bind thee into thy circle, to answer my questions truly until I am satisfied! Lest I cast you out and drag thee here again!
From the circle you shall rise and into the circle thou art bound Spirit N.”
And the sign of an inverted triangle is drawn.

And when the spirit enters the room you will announce the welcome unto the spirit:
“Ave unto thee, dread child, and I welcome thee unto this meeting place of living and dead, this divine crossroad between worlds.
I have conjured thee here that you may answer my Questions and serve me as I ask, lest you enrage me and I should cause you great distress. Do as I ask and drink deep of the bounties I offer thee O’ great, noble, spirit.”

And with that said you may proceed to interrogate the spirit as you wish, beholding the mirror as to see the spirit or what it wishes to show you. But be wary you are not lead beyond your circle, and not lead into bargains you can not fulfil.

When all is done, the mage will take up their wand again and bid the spirit a departure:
“Depart now Spirit N. From thy circle and back through the veil. Until we meet again, in this life or the next, I bid thee Vale”
And should the spirit stay, a handful of salt is tossed into the mirror’s circle with the following banishing:
“Depart spirit! Back into the abyss from which you crawled, and back to where you came, Or i will drain thy spirit and cause thee great harm!”
And should the spirit refuse to leave, cast upon it more salt, and exorcise the room with a cleansing incense before the mirror’s circle is broken. Or should you be outside, you will have to wait in your circle until the dawn, to insure that the spirit it truly and fully gone.

Now go forth Acolytes of the necromancer’s path, practice what i have taught you and do so with the blessings of the void.

Best of luck.
-S.

The Three Metamorphoses of Zarathustra

Three metamorphoses of the spirit do I designate to you: how the spirit becometh a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child.


Many heavy things are there for the spirit, the strong load-bearing spirit in which reverence dwelleth: for the heavy and the heaviest longeth its strength.

What is heavy? so asketh the load-bearing spirit; then kneeleth it down like the camel, and wanteth to be well laden.

What is the heaviest thing, ye heroes? asketh the load-bearing spirit, that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength.

Is it not this: To humiliate oneself in order to mortify one’s pride? To exhibit one’s folly in order to mock at one’s wisdom?
Or is it this: To desert our cause when it celebrateth its triumph? To ascend high mountains to tempt the tempter?

Or is it this: To feed on the acorns and grass of knowledge, and for the sake of truth to suffer hunger of soul?

Or is it this: To be sick and dismiss comforters, and make friends of the deaf, who never hear thy requests?

Or is it this: To go into foul water when it is the water of truth, and not disclaim cold frogs and hot toads?

Or is it this: To love those who despise us, and give one’s hand to the phantom when it is going to frighten us?

All these heaviest things the load-bearing spirit taketh upon itself: and like the camel, which, when laden, hasteneth into the wilderness, so hasteneth the spirit into its wilderness.

But in the loneliest wilderness happeneth the second metamorphosis: here the spirit becometh a lion; freedom will it capture, and lordship in its own wilderness.


Its last Lord it here seeketh: hostile will it be to him, and to its last God; for victory will it struggle with the great dragon.

What is the great dragon which the spirit is no longer inclined to call Lord and God? “Thou-shalt,” is the great dragon called. But the spirit of the lion saith, “I will.”

“Thou-shalt,” lieth in its path, sparkling with gold—a scale-covered beast; and on every scale glittereth golden, “Thou shalt!”

The values of a thousand years glitter on those scales, and thus speaketh the mightiest of all dragons: “All the values of things—glitter on me.

All values have already been created, and all created values—do I represent. Verily, there shall be no ‘I will’ any more. Thus speaketh the dragon.

My brethren, wherefore is there need of the lion in the spirit? Why sufficeth not the beast of burden, which renounceth and is reverent?

To create new values—that, even the lion cannot yet accomplish: but to create itself freedom for new creating—that can the might of the lion do.

To create itself freedom, and give a holy Nay even unto duty: for that, my brethren, there is need of the lion.

To assume the right to new values—that is the most formidable assumption for a load-bearing and reverent spirit. Verily, unto such a spirit it is preying, and the work of a beast of prey.

As its holiest, it once loved "Thou-shalt”: now is it forced to find illusion and arbitrariness even in the holiest things, that it may capture freedom from its love: the lion is needed for this capture.

But tell me, my brethren, what the child can do, which even the lion could not do? Why hath the preying lion still to become a child?

Innocence is the child, and forgetfulness, a new beginning, a game, a self-rolling wheel, a first movement, a holy Yea

Aye, for the game of creating, my brethren, there is needed a holy Yea unto life: ITS OWN will, willeth now the spirit; HIS OWN world winneth the world’s outcast.

Three metamorphoses of the spirit have I designated to you: how the spirit became a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child.—


Thus spake Zarathustra.

The Litany of Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim

Lord, have mercy. R. Lord, have mercy.
Christ have mercy. R. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. R. Lord, have mercy.
Christ hear us. R. Christ, hear us.
Christ graciously hear us. R. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, R. Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, R. Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit R. Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, R. Have mercy on us.

Jesus, Priest and Victim, R. Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek, etc.
Jesus, Priest Whom God sent to evangelise the poor,
Jesus, Priest Who at the Last Supper instituted the everlasting Sacrifice,
Jesus, Priest always living to intercede for us,
Jesus, High Priest anointed by the Father with the Holy Spirit and with power,
Jesus, High Priest taken from among men,
Jesus, High Priest appointed on behalf of men,
Jesus, High Priest of our confession of faith,
Jesus, High Priest of a greater glory than Moses,
Jesus, High Priest of the true Tabernacle,
Jesus, High Priest of the good things to come,
Jesus, High Priest, holy, innocent and undefiled,
Jesus, High Priest, faithful and merciful,
Jesus, High Priest of God and on fire with zeal for souls,
Jesus, High Priest, perfect forever,
Jesus, High Priest, Who passed through the Heavens with Thy own Blood,
Jesus, High Priest, Who gave eternal life for us,
Jesus, High Priest, Who loved us and washed us from our sins in Thy Blood,
Jesus, High Priest, Thou hast offered Thyself as an oblation and victim to God,
Jesus, Victim of God and of men,
Jesus, Victim, holy and immaculate,
Jesus, appeasing Victim,
Jesus, peace-making Victim,
Jesus, Victim of propitiation and of praise, .
Jesus, Victim of reconciliation and of peace,
Jesus, Victim in Whom we have confidence and access to God, .
Jesus, Victim living forever and ever,

Be merciful! R. Spare us, O Jesus.
Be merciful! R. Graciously hear us, O Jesus.

By Thine eternal priesthood, R. deliver us, O Jesus.
By Thy holy anointing,Thou wert constituted Priest by God the Father, R. deliver us, O Jesus.
By Thy priestly spirit, etc.
By Thy ministry, Thou hast glorified Thy Father upon earth,
By Thy bloody immolation of Thineself made once upon the Cross,
By Thy same Sacrifice renewed daily upon the altar,
By Thy Divine power, which Thou dost invisibly exercises in Thy priests,

Graciously preserve the entire priestly order in holiness of life, R. We beseech you, hear us.
Graciously provide for Thy people pastors after Thine own heart, etc.
Graciously fill them with the spirit of Thy priesthood,
Graciously grant that the lips of priests may hold knowledge,
Graciously send faithful laborers into Thy harvest,
Graciously multiply faithful stewards of Thy mysteries,
Graciously grant them persevering service in accordance with Thy will,
Graciously grant them meekness in the ministry, skill in action and constancy, in prayer,
Graciously promote through them everywhere the worship of the Blessed Sacrament
Graciously receive into Thy joy those who have served Thee well,

Lamb of God, Thou takest away the sins of the world,
R. Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Thou takest away the sins of the world,
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Thou takest away the sins of the world,
R. Have mercy on us, O Lord.

Jesus our Priest, R. Hear us.
Jesus our Priest, R. Graciously hear us.

Let us pray.

O God, sanctifier and guardian of Thy Church, raise up in her by Thy Spirit worthy
and faithful stewards of the sacred mysteries, that by their ministry and example,
the Christian people may be directed along the way of salvation under Thy protection.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

A wood near Athens. A Fairy speaks.

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander every where,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green:
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dew-drops here
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits: I’ll be gone;
Our queen and all her elves come here anon.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II, Scene I [Over hill, over dale]

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616

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Graphic - Michael Parkes

“Of the elements of the earth is this altar composed. It is the great cube of matter. On or in this altar burns a Flame. It is this Flame that is the spirit of all created things. Man, know thyself. Thou art the Flame, and thy bodies are the living altar.”

~ Manly P. Hall; Initiates of the Flame

Aradia, Gospel of the Witches

Diana greatly loved her brother Lucifer, the god of the Sun and of Light and Splendor; who was so proud of his beauty, and who for his pride was driven from Paradise. Diana had by her brother a daughter, to whom they gave the name of Aradia.

In those days there were on earth many rich and many poor. The rich made slaves of all the poor. In those days were many slaves who were cruelly treated; in every palace tortures, in every castle prisoners.

Many slaves escaped. They fled to the country; thus they became thieves and evil folk. Instead of sleeping by night, they plotted escape and robbed their masters, and slew them. So they dwelt in the mountains and forests as robbers and assassins, all to avoid slavery.

Witnessing this, Diana said one day to her daughter Aradia:

“Tis true indeed that thou a spirit art,
But thou wert born but to become again
A mortal; thou must go to earth below
To be a teacher unto women and men
Who fain would study witchcraft in thy school.”

“And thou shalt be the first of witches known;
And thou shalt be the first of all i’ the world;
And thou shalt teach the art of poisoning,
Of poisoning those who are great lords of all;
Ye, thou shalt make them die in their palaces;
And thou shalt bind the oppressor’s souls with power.”

“And when ye find one who is rich,
Then ye shall teach the witch, your pupil, how
To ruin all his crops with tempests dire,
With lightning and with thunder terrible,
And hail and wind…”

“And when a priest shall do you injury
By his benedictions, ye shall do to him
Double the harm, and do it in the name
Of me, Diana, Queen of witches all!”

“And when the priests or the nobility
Shall say to you that you should put your faith
In the Father, Son, and Mary, then reply:

‘Your God, the Father, and Mary are but
Three devils…’

"The true God the Father is not yours;
For I have come to sweep away the bad,
The men of evil, all will I destroy!”

“Ye who are poor suffer with hunger keen,
And toil in wretchedness, and suffering too,
Full oft imprisonment; yet with it all
Ye have a soul, and for your sufferings
Ye shall be happy in the Other World,
But ill the fate of all who do ye wrong!”

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches, by Charles Godfrey Leland, c.1899.

Will Jack be good or evil? More parallels to The Book of Enoch and what I think is the endgame in Supernatural.

So, this is my meta about The Book of Enoch and who Jack the Nephilim is being paralleled to in this ancient Judaic text. Before reading this I’d recommend reading;

This post I made which looks at the war between angels caused by the creation of Nephilim and The Book of Enoch.

And then this post I made which continues this discussion and how the Alternative Universe is akin to the reality shown to Enoch in a vision in The Book of Enoch.

OK, so The Book of Enoch is obviously an incredibly influential source throughout Supernatural, since S1 E1 with Azazel creating the special children (all informed by the Book of Enoch).

So what about Jack? Who is he? And the question on all of our lips; is he a force for good or evil? Well, we have three options from The Book of Enoch.

1.     He is a Nephilim (the term in the text is a giant). He will wreak havoc on Earth and Michael and the other archangels will wage a heavenly war on him (as can be seen kind of in S12) and he will be a destructive force to humanity.

2.     He is the Son of Man as described in The Book of Enoch and will bring judgement upon the world.

3.     He is the son of Lamech, called Noah, who is THE Noah and will be the one to comfort the Earth after the destruction.

So let’s run through these various options.

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