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by Nepthys
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: How would you construct a spell to work on a bisexual guy?
Replies: 27
Views: 3401

Re: How would you construct a spell to work on a bisexual gu

Psychopomp--pageantry associated with psychological methods of lowering intellectual skepticism and doubt during ritual to bring about heightened states of awareness more easily. It's something I used to engage in with much of my practice when I first started, but don't rely on any more except in th...
by Nepthys
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: How would you construct a spell to work on a bisexual guy?
Replies: 27
Views: 3401

Re: How would you construct a spell to work on a bisexual gu

I know this was weeks ago, but your exposure to Hoodoo certainly has exposed you to candles specifically designed for these sorts of things? The old Adam/Eve candle has gotten updated in previous decades and one can now find Adam/Steve figure candles. Also, nothing grabs the attention of a man more ...
by Nepthys
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: Santissima Muerte and Gnosis
Replies: 1
Views: 2161

Santissima Muerte and Gnosis

There is another thread that was started way back on The Gnostic Pathway of La Santa Muerte. The accompanying text appears to be missing completely, as the links contained in the thread are broken and nobody has seemed to turn up anything else. The original poster, when perusing other fora, also see...
by Nepthys
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Witchcraft
Topic: Question for the wortcunning
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Question for the wortcunning

I would like to preface this question with the fact that I am a Hoodoo and my herbal correspondences are not the same as those in most materiae magica of witchcraft, but I'm coming up short in my own research so I thought I'd ask around. Please note that I don't need any information on what this par...
by Nepthys
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Text
Topic: Solus Noir 1
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Re: Solus Noir 1

Is the Greek supposed to be a simple transliteration of the English? Because it's presented as though you are translating from Greek...but it looks like you just loaded up a phonetic Greek keyboard layout and typed in English. [confused] [unsure]
by Nepthys
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: For anyone having trouble sleeping
Replies: 0
Views: 758

For anyone having trouble sleeping

Hey guys! I've had a bout of pretty bad insomnia lately and finally decided to do something about it. Tea and sleep aids weren't really helping so I turned to the only other option I had: spellwork! Woo! First off, I took a ritual bath to cleanse myself of any negative energy that may be inhibiting ...
by Nepthys
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: Who is Sophia?
Replies: 11
Views: 7388

Re: Who is Sophia?

My main knowledge of Gnosticism is limited to the Valentinians. Sophia was conceptualized as the "wisdom" or "intellect" of the divine personified. Sophia was a highly abstracted concept, and her relation with the Demiurge was very Platonist with Sophia being the ideal and the Demiurge being the mos...
by Nepthys
Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Learning Tools and Resources
Topic: Necromancy Resources
Replies: 39
Views: 37598

Re: Necromancy Resources

I notice most of these sources are in the European vein of Necromancy. I wanted to offer up a link to a New World alternative (especially due to the link to the Wiki article on Spiritualism) that is less about "raising" the dead and more recognizing that the dead are all around us and eager to help....
by Nepthys
Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: Including in my sigil something that belongs to my partner?
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Re: Including in my sigil something that belongs to my partn

In sigil magic, it's my understanding that anything that reminds you of the content of the original sigil will break the sigil's power. If you're wanting to use personal items, just use compulsion. Sew the item into a poppet with some "Come to Me" powder* then bind it using pink thread and fix his h...
by Nepthys
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Help with beginning tarot
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Re: Help with beginning tarot

Also, there is only so much a book can teach you. I found it helpful when I was starting out to meditate on the individual cards. I also only worked with the Major Arcana to start out. I meditated on 0, the Fool, and worked my way up from there. Meditated each day on the meanings, the symbols, and t...
by Nepthys
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Psychicism
Topic: Psychic development
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Psychic development

I'm not really sure if this goes here or in divination, but because of the core question in my head I figured it applied here more. Anyway, in a recent discussion in another part of the forum, the notion of psychic vampirism was raised. It piqued my curiosity because I had when I was younger embarke...
by Nepthys
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: 'Philosophical' Question
Replies: 10
Views: 4973

Re: 'Philosophical' Question

Asurendra's final analysis is better than mine, and I tip my hat. O0 (Best I could give is a bitchin' fro...sooo...imagine I'm tipping my bitchin' fro) I am currently looking through some things, and I'm having a hard time finding what it is I'm looking for, but in regards to the changes in the Code...
by Nepthys
Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Ancient Magick and Mythologies
Topic: crossroads pact
Replies: 22
Views: 15225

Re: crossroads pact

I have been thinking over what Nepthys wrote the Lwa and when he annoyed one. This stuck with me. It certainly does not sound like the Devas, who do not manifest their wrathful aspect to their devotees (so far as I am aware). I would be stunned if such a thing were said of a Celestial Being like Lo...
by Nepthys
Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: good sites, recourses and pdf documentation VOODOO/HOODOO
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Re: good sites, recourses and pdf documentation VOODOO/HOODO

Voodoo is a religion. It has its origins in the Yoruba traditional religion of West Africa, brought to the New World during the slave trade and maintained and kept alive by the diaspora. It has gods, a code of ethics, heaven, hell, good and evil. http://www.amazon.com/Denise-Alvarado/e/B003BG0M5S/re...
by Nepthys
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: 'Philosophical' Question
Replies: 10
Views: 4973

Re: 'Philosophical' Question

I am not familiar with Orthodox or Coptic teaching on the matter, but I'm assuming they might be quite similar to the Catholic position (since demons, demonology, etc. aren't really contentious between them). The Catechism of the Catholic Church is actually kind of clear on what they have to say on ...
by Nepthys
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Curses within different cultures
Replies: 8
Views: 1864

Re: Curses within different cultures

Regardless of magical intent, if I saw a horse-head-on-a-stick I would be very sad, indeed! At the very least I'm assuming it's an effectively powerful technique. A lot of regional cultural stuff you see in America are holdovers from immigrant populations depending on where they settled, so it would...
by Nepthys
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Witchcraft
Topic: Witchcraft "starter" kit question
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Re: Witchcraft "starter" kit question

It might be a little bit of a cliché but how about a cauldron? Additionally you might include a fire bowl, a chalice and maybe also a ritual sickle oder ritual knife, but try to get something handy which can cut small wood branches without problem. Didn't even think of that. lol. Luckily there's a ...
by Nepthys
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Curses within different cultures
Replies: 8
Views: 1864

Re: Curses within different cultures

I know this is a little bit old, but I've always been averse to the whole "can't do no harm, nope!" attitude in magic. If you are knowledgable enough to lob a big ole hurt ball at someone, then you should be knowledgeable enough to either a) counter negativity that will come your way or b) be grown ...
by Nepthys
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Witchcraft
Topic: Witchcraft "starter" kit question
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Witchcraft "starter" kit question

Deart Occultforum community, I am preparing a Christmas/Yule gift for a friend of mine that used to practice a non-religious, "white" witchcraft in her adolescence. Because of the altar in my room and various things I have done for her, she has routinely mentioned that she wants to get back "into" i...
by Nepthys
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: hoodoo mojo bags
Replies: 4
Views: 1976

Re: hoodoo mojo bags

If you do not have the experience to do one yourself or the time to learn how to make them yourself, make sure whomever you are looking to buy one off of is certified through the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers. Here's a list of certified Mojo-makers: http://www.readersandrootwor...
by Nepthys
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: hoodoo mojo bags
Replies: 4
Views: 1976

Re: hoodoo mojo bags

If you do not have the experience to do one yourself or the time to learn how to make them yourself, make sure whomever you are looking to buy one off of is certified through the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers. Here's a list of certified Mojo-makers: http://www.readersandrootwork...
by Nepthys
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: The Gnostic Pathway of La Santa Muerte.
Replies: 10
Views: 10114

Re: The Gnostic Pathway of La Santa Muerte.

Does anyone know what happened to this text? A cursory google search pulls up an upload on scribd.com. The fact that the frontispiece still retains the "this is free" disclaimer, I have an issue paying money to a site that I never use for something that was intended to be freely disseminated.
by Nepthys
Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Divination and Mantic Arts
Topic: dowsing to see if magic results are happening
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: dowsing to see if magic results are happening

I generally utilize divination before a working to see if a) I'm doing it for the right reasons, and b) if my proposed work will have the desired effect. Since I use a lot of candle burning, I also read the wax, smoke, flame, etc. as the candle is burning to gauge efficacy. I've never really thought...
by Nepthys
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Ancient Magick and Mythologies
Topic: crossroads pact
Replies: 22
Views: 15225

Re: crossroads pact

Nope! No stupid questions! :) As far as being "granted" the ability, even through evocation, I stand by what I said earlier about building and honing a skill. Evoking an angel to set you on the right path to having the ability you want will probably work so far as getting you started, but it won't b...
by Nepthys
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Ancient Magick and Mythologies
Topic: crossroads pact
Replies: 22
Views: 15225

Re: crossroads pact

The guitar playing example is used widely because of a specific legend concerning a specific singer. Remember that the crossroads ritual as described in most sources today is Southern American in origin. The practitioners of Hoodoo in the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries ...

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