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Term: Calypso Moon Language

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Calypso Moon Language:

I am rather at a loss to give definition to this. Culling calls it a quasi-Enochian Language. Researching, I find that Calypso is a West Indian musical style influenced by jazz; it’s also a small species of orchid (Calypso borealis), having a flower variegated with purple, pink, and yellow that grows in cold, bog-like localities in the northern part of the United States. It is also the name of a tiny moon of the planet Saturn, discovered in 1980, and in 1983 named for the goddess Calypso who detained Odysseus for seven years in Homer’s Odyssey. And, finally, it is a fashion in which women tie a knot in their shirt and exposes her waist. There is some indication that it closely resembles modern Greek.  


source: The Complete Magick Curriculum of the Secret Order G.B.G., Louis T. Culling and Carl Llewellyn Weschcke (Llewellyn Publications) - Carl Llewellyn Weschcke


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