One of my teachers, Chris Monnastre, told a story of a lesson she learned from her teacher, Israel Regardie. She was just beginning to work under his personal instruction when she showed him how she performed the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. Quietly, she started sounding the first word. "Ahhhhhhhhh-tahhhhhhhhhhh." Regardie stopped her and asked, "Who's listening."
In magick, certain words are meant to be vibrated. Several writers have given different ideas of what this means. For example, some say you should send the sound down through different parts of your body. Others elaborate in saying that you should visualize the letters, in Hebrew, of the words you are vibrating and
A few months ago I made a post to this blog entitled, "Vibration: A Key to Magick." In it, I describe the process known as the Vibration of Words of Power. I think knowledge of this technique is so basic to magick that I cover it in depth within the second lesson (chapter) of my Modern Magick.
A reader named John Santos asked a question about this in relation to the performance of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (LBRP). He wrote,
How about repetitively vibrating the God Names in the LBRP? It seems more comfortable for me than a single round inhalation and then exhalation to bellow(vibrate) one God Name.
Is there any problem with my method?
I think this is a great
After several thousand years, scientific theory has caught up with occult theory to realize that all matter is made up of energy that vibrates. Thisresults in the conclusion that if we can control vibration, we can control matter. Luckily, there is a relatively easy way to do this, through what is called the Law of Resonance.
There are two aspects to this law:
1. An object will naturally vibrate more loudly at certain frequencies than it will at other frequencies.
The typical example of this takes place when you sing in a shower. Some notes will simply reflect off the tile walls while others will boom out quite loudly. The frequencies of an object where that increased volume occurs are
More than 40 years ago, a book came out called The Complete Magick Curriculum of the Secret Order G.'. B.'. G.'. by someone named Louis T. Culling. I purchased my copy from Gilbert's, a bookstore just east of Vine on Hollywood Blvd. Israel Regardie used to hang out there near the occult books and listen to the silly things some people would say. (The store closed several years ago.) And when I saw the book I have to say I was surprised. This "complete" book was under 130 pages and included some very large photos. Regardie's book, The Golden Dawn, was five times the size of this book. How could Culling's book be "complete?"
My suspicions were correct. That slim book had what, to me,