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Let the rituals be rightly performed with joy and beauty
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
In the G∴B∴G∴ this phrase is spoken as the opening of your ritual from the center of the Circle. It has the power of similar phrases like "Man your Stations" and "Let the Games Begin!" Note there are three admonitions—that ...

Qualities of the Astral Plane
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Astral Projection for Psychic Empowerment, by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke & Joe H. Slate, Ph.D.
The astral plane is the second plane, sometimes called the Inner Plane or subjective world. It is an alternate dimension both coincident to our physical world and extending beyond it. Some believe it extends to other planets and allows for astral ...

Hebrew Language and Alphabet
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
Hebrew is sometimes referred to as the "sacred" language of the West and compared with Sanskrit for the East. There are no vowels per se in Hebrew, only diacritical marks over the consonants performing that function. In addition, there are no ...

Taking the Door Without A Key
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
Door Without a Key is an expression used by Dion Fortune in Moon Magic, London, Aquarian Press, 1956, page 91: “I will tell you what I did, putting all my cards on the table, for it shows how we used the Door Without a Key to escape the Lord ...

The Magick Wand
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
The extended right thumb between clenched fingers as the Magick Wand may be unique to the GBG. Other common substitutes for this tool are the right, or even the "power" index finger if left-handed, and the thumb and first two fingers clenched ...

Secrets of the Conscious Mind
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
The conscious mind is the "middle" consciousness—the "ordinary" consciousness, the "objective" consciousness, the "aware" consciousness—with which we exercise control and direction over our "awake" lives. With your Conscious Mind you ...

Postures and Movements—East and West
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
“Postures” generally refer to Eastern yogic postures along with controlled breathing, and our familiar Western postures of standing and sitting. In addition, postures involve intentional movement—even if just sitting with grace and ...

The Creation of Creation Myths
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
Creation myths reflect the natural environment in particular geographic areas. Is the local climate predominantly hot, cold, wet, or dry? Is it characterized by mountains or deserts; forests or savannahs? Are there active volcanoes, frequent earth ...

Derma-optic Perception
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
The capacity of the mind to receive information through touch, typically through the hands or fingers. That sensory/extrasensory phenomenon has been illustrated in lab studies at Athens State University under the guidance of Dr. Joe. H. Slate in ...

Initiation – Witch, 3rd Degree
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Page 300, High Magic’s Aid, by “Scire” (Gerald Gardner), 1949, Michael Houghton, London UK
"There is no oath, and all who have taken the second degree are qualified to work it, but ‘tis the quintessence of Magic, and it ‘tis not to be used lightly, and then only with one whom you love and are loved by, may it be done, all else ...


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