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by Leonardo_Drakon
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Starting things off w/ an article by Leonardo Drakon
Replies: 8
Views: 1859

Re: Starting things off w/ an article by Leonardo Drakon

​Indeed Talerman, I think you laid out some true sources of esoteric knowledge. Where it gets really interesting (in my opinion) is where and how these difference sources interact and how they reconcile differences in theory and praxis when brought together. Sometimes the temple religions influence ...
by Leonardo_Drakon
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Starting things off w/ an article by Leonardo Drakon
Replies: 8
Views: 1859

Re: Starting things off w/ an article by Leonardo Drakon

​Thank you for posting this Provenant. I'm greatly humbled by the "esteemed member" part :P In regard to this topic, I'm glad to see that most people are interested and picking up on the folkloric element of the PGM. This hit me like a brick when I started to actually practice the spells o...
by Leonardo_Drakon
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Odd Insights into Hekate
Replies: 166
Views: 10923

Re: Odd Insights into Hekate

Ha - I too was working with Hekate last night due to the Dark Moon. The twin torches representing the two morning/evening planets - the concept is fascinating! Thank you for the links, as well - I will enjoy settling down with a cup of coffee and going through the material as soon as I take off my ...
by Leonardo_Drakon
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Odd Insights into Hekate
Replies: 166
Views: 10923

Re: Odd Insights into Hekate

Despite reading all that, I always say I'm not a scholar. So as a practitioner, I think: Greek? Muslim? Chaldean? Turkey? To me, She's a Queen of the Night and the astral Realms. That works for me. :whistle Are you implying one cannot be both? Context is important when approaching spirits, and bein...
by Leonardo_Drakon
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Odd Insights into Hekate
Replies: 166
Views: 10923

Odd Insights into Hekate

​We're never going to find concrete evidence to say Hekate is originally from one location or culture or an other as there is evidence in a myriad of directions (From Anatolian Great Mother Goddess to Minoan snake goddess ). The Temple at Lagina (in modern day Turkey) is often cited as evidence for ...
by Leonardo_Drakon
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Odd Insights into Hekate
Replies: 166
Views: 10923

Re: Odd Insights into Hekate

How do you know if Hecate is willing to work with you? I hear she's no joke to mess with. Honestly with Hekate, I've found that if she is willing to work with you, she will make her presence known. If you do feel a strong inclination to work with her that can definitely be a sign in itself and don’...
by Leonardo_Drakon
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Odd Insights into Hekate
Replies: 166
Views: 10923

Re: Odd Insights into Hekate

Any views on Mark Alan Smith's system of Hekate as Goddess of the Tree of Light and Death? Also the Mother of Lucifer and Belial. My Views on Mark Alan Smiths writing are far from polite and would probably get me thrown of this forum. I thik it is far better to go back to ancient sources. LOL pleas...
by Leonardo_Drakon
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
Views: 6989

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 Leonardo_Drakon
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
Views: 6989

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. Looking at Webb's "Seven Faces of Darkness", he states on p. 50, "To perform the spells given in Chapter...
by Leonardo_Drakon
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
Views: 6989

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

​ Having met Dr. Skinner, I agree that he is a class act and more than welcomes intelligent discussion and critique regarding his work.... I also think that Techniques is a fantastic resource for those hoping to better understand the PGM; however, I do agree with certain points made by Nashimiron. M...

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