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by Nashimiron
Wed May 09, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: A question for Kemetics- looking for lore about Kauket
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: A question for Kemetics- looking for lore about Kauket

I only know of working with the Ogdoad through the PGM as in PGM XIII where they are all named in the ritual opening where you recreate the moment of creation. They all work together so you call them all together.
by Nashimiron
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Thoughts on PGM Reconstruction
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: Thoughts on PGM Reconstruction

I think you are right. The PGM is very loose and you can see in the text itself, the same spell will appear more than once and slightly modified to suit different situations. I think the whole thing is one big copy & paste job, and I continue this approach myself. One thing I've found useful is ...
by Nashimiron
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: PGM IV 154-285: Initiation with Typhon for Bowl Divination
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: PGM IV 154-285: Initiation with Typhon for Bowl Divination

Ahh the gods always put obstacles in our way! Only the most persistent get results. As soon as I started working on pitch to get the right tones for planetary work, I got a bad ear infection and couldn't hear the pitch pipe I was using! Even Crowley says somewhere that as soon as you start doing rea...
by Nashimiron
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual

I remember meeting Ian Rons once at Treadwells and having a conversation about Egyptology. He used to be active in the London OTO and Lashtal until "something" happened... Now I'm getting scared again. I need a phylactery....one that can guard against daimons, against phantasms and agains...
by Nashimiron
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual

I'm not stating that the intentional misdirection of the reader is not some how wrong; rather I'm not certain I agree fully with your premise that this is a blatant screw up here. I can't help but think that Skinner's representation of "add the usual" as "do the usual" is a sema...
by Nashimiron
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual

This is a really fascinating! http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=koina%2Fn&la=greek&can=koina%2Fn0 "common", "impart", "partner", "communicate" ...all seem to resonate with your statement. I can get behind this definition Also, look at the co...
by Nashimiron
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual

It's just occured to me that the discusison around translation of Koina- could go in a fruitful direction. As it's established that the meaning of the phrasing is misrepresented in Skinner's book, it also becomes obvious it is not well translated in Betz. Instead of "add the usual, whatever you...
by Nashimiron
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual

Are you certain you are not confusing two different terms? You mention in the above example "Koina" and then in the next paragraph quote, you use "KOINON" which has a different suffix. At best this is is an example of what is considered off the mark though I do not see any delib...
by Nashimiron
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual

Circles seem to come through the Semitic sources from Babylonian as far as I can see and as such the circle based process is a distinct form which evolved separately to the magical processes that feature in the PGM. That's why I think it's a fundamental error to think they are both the same. He has ...
by Nashimiron
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: PGM IV 154-285: Initiation with Typhon for Bowl Divination
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: PGM IV 154-285: Initiation with Typhon for Bowl Divination

Wow! Thanks for the update. I think what you did was important. You won't get much response from a god like Typhon if you haven't overcome your basic fears.

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