Sunday, February 9, 2020

two suttas-to be done in direct association with the Shadow SELF/Paredros Workings...

Vatthūpama Sutta

will be recited 6 times-for radiating loving-kindness in six directions:

One abides, having suffused with a mind of benevolence
one direction of the world,
likewise the second, likewise the third, likewise the fourth,
and so above, below, around and
everywhere, and to all as to himself;
one abides suffusing the entire universe with benevolence,
with a mind grown great, lofty, boundless and
free from enmity and ill will.


Karaniya Metta Sutta (Sn 1.8)

May all beings be happy and secure, may they be happy-minded.
Whatever living beings there are - feeble or strong, long, stout or medium,
short, small or large, seen or unseen (ghosts, gods and hell-beings),
those dwelling far or near, those who are born or those who await rebirth
may all beings, without exception be happy-minded.
Let none deceive another nor despise any person whatever in any place;
in anger or ill-will let them not wish any suffering to each other.
Just as a mother would protect her only child at the risk of her own life,
even so, let him cultivate a boundless heart towards all beings.
Let his thoughts of boundless lovingkindness pervade the whole world:
above, below and across, without obstruction, without any hatred, without any enmity.
This they say is divine abiding here.
He will surely not come again to any womb (rebirth in the sense-desire realm). 


— Metta Sutta, Khp 8-9, Translated by Peter Harvey

Maitri-Learning to Loving the Shadow SELF



Maitrī (Sanskrit; Pail: mettā) means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, amity, good will, and active interest in others. It is the first of the four sublime states (Brahmaviharas) and one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravada school of Buddhism. 
The cultivation of benevolence (mettā bhāvanā) is a popular form of Buddhist meditation. It is a part of the four immeasurables in Brahmavihara (divine abidings) meditation. Metta as 'compassion meditation' is often practiced in Asia by broadcast chanting, wherein monks chant for the laity
The compassion and universal loving-kindness concept of Metta is discussed in the Metta Sutta of Buddhism, and is also found in the ancient and medieval texts of Hinduism and Jainism as Metta or Maitri
Small sample studies on the potential of loving-kindness meditation approach on patients suggest potential benefits.However, peer reviews question the quality and sample size of these studies, then suggest caution

Mettā is a Pali word, from maitrī itself derived from mitra which, states Monier-Williams, means "friendly, amicable, benevolent, affectionate, kind, good-will", as well as a form of "love, amity, sympathy". The term is found in this sense in the Vedic literature, such as the Shatapatha Brahmana and various early Upanishads, and Vedanga literature such as Panini's Aṣṭādhyāyī 5.4.36. The term appears in Buddhist texts as an important concept and practice. 
Buswell and Lopez, as well as Harvey, translate metta as "loving-kindness". In Buddhist belief, this is a Brahma-vihara (divine abode) or an immeasurable that leads to a meditative state by being a counter to ill-will. It removes clinging to negative state of mind, by cultivating kindness unto all beings. 
The "far enemy" of Metta is hate or ill-will, a mind-state in obvious opposition. The "near enemy" (quality which superficially resembles Metta but is in fact more subtly in opposition to it), is (attached) greed: here too one likes seeing a virtue, but for the wrong reason. 

Mettā meditation, or often loving-kindness meditation, is the practice concerned with the cultivation of Mettā, i.e. benevolence, kindness, and amity. The practice generally consists of silent repetitions of phrases such as "may you be happy" or "may you be free from suffering", for example directed at a person who, depending on tradition, may or may not be internally visualized. 
Two different methodological approaches have been discerned in recent review papers, practices that focus on compassion and practices focussing on loving-kindness. Focussing on compassion means that meditation consists of the wish to relieve a being from suffering, whereas focussing on loving-kindness means wishing a being happiness. 
The practice gradually increases in difficulty with respect to the targets that receive the practitioner’s compassion or loving-kindness. At first the practitioner is targeting "oneself, then loved ones, neutral ones, difficult ones and finally all beings, with variations across traditions". 
Difficult may include rude, annoying, busy bodied, arrogant, self-righteous, vice-respect, neglectful, war-profiteers, fence sitters, nay-saying, charlatans, unkind, accusers, rebukes, provocation, liars, sacrilegious and unhappy. 
A 2015 meta-analysis synthesising various high quality experiments on loving-kindness meditation, found a medium-sized improvement to daily positive emotion, with meditation on the loving-kindness aspect of metta having a greater effect than practices with a focus on compassion. The length of time meditating did not affect the magnitude of positive impact of the practice. 
Kindness is the actions to alleviate suffering. Taking actions to improve the subjective experience of someone suffering, having experienced the instinct to help someone suffering (compassion). Imagine the pain, hatred, evil, terrible, annoying, stressful person, and consider how he/she feels all the time. Empathy may be feeling the entirety of his/her subjective experience, and understanding their thoughts or feelings.
n the Pali Canon, the term metta appears in many texts such as the Kakacupama Sutta and Karaniya Metta Sutta. Other canonical materials, such as in the Patisambhidamagga, elaborate on it as a practice. And yet other canonical sources, such as the Abhidhamma, underline the key role of benevolence in the development of wholesome karma for better rebirths.
This basic statement of intention and verse can also be found in several other canonical discourses. 

Karaniya Metta Sutta (Sn 1.8)


May all beings be happy and secure, may they be happy-minded.
Whatever living beings there are - feeble or strong, long, stout or medium,
short, small or large, seen or unseen (ghosts, gods and hell-beings),
those dwelling far or near, those who are born or those who await rebirth
may all beings, without exception be happy-minded.
Let none deceive another nor despise any person whatever in any place;
in anger or ill-will let them not wish any suffering to each other.
Just as a mother would protect her only child at the risk of her own life,
even so, let him cultivate a boundless heart towards all beings.
Let his thoughts of boundless lovingkindness pervade the whole world:
above, below and across, without obstruction, without any hatred, without any enmity.
This they say is divine abiding here.
He will surely not come again to any womb (rebirth in the sense-desire realm).
— Metta Sutta, Khp 8-9, Translated by Peter Harvey
Metta or lovingkindness here, states Harvey, is a heartfelt aspiration for the happiness of all beings. It is different than "lack of ill-will", and more an antidote to it, fear and hatred. It is the precept to conquer anger by kindness, conquer the liar by truth, conquer stingy by giving, conquer evil by good, states Harvey.

In over a dozen discourses, the following description (in English and Pāli) is provided for radiating loving-kindness in six directions: 
One abides, having suffused with a mind of benevolence
one direction of the world,
likewise the second, likewise the third, likewise the fourth,
and so above, below, around and
everywhere, and to all as to himself;
one abides suffusing the entire universe with benevolence,
with a mind grown great, lofty, boundless and
free from enmity and ill will. 
So mettāsahagatena cetasā
ekaṃ disaṃ pharitvā viharati.
Tathā dutiyaṃ. Tathā tatiyaṃ. Tathā catutthiṃ.
Iti uddhamadho tiriyaṃ
sabbadhi sabbattatāya sabbāvantaṃ
lokaṃ mettāsahagatena cetasā
vipulena mahaggatena appamāṇena
averena abyāpajjena pharitvā viharati.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Controlling the Shadow-PAREDOS (Greek Magickal Papyri-PGM III.502-536; 612-632, 350 C.E.) 9/14/19


Shadow work 9/14/19


Controlling the Shadow-PAREDOS (Greek Magickal Papyri-PGM III.502-536; 612-632, 350 C.E.)


·         Performed in the Summer (when the Sun rises during the 6th hour of the day-Saturday -Saturn)

·         Dark clothing 

·         Red cord around head with a hawk feather behind right ear, and an ibis feather behind left ear.






·         Wheaten meal

·         Ripe mulberries 

·         Unsoftened sesame

·         Uncooked thrion (fig-leaf) 

·         …and throw into this ‘a beet’





Woods (12) for the 12 hours…

·         Silver fir 

·         Persea 

·         Fig tree 

·         Olive 

·         Prickly shrub 

·         Thorn tree 

·         Poplar

·         Aloe 

·         Lotus 

·         Acacia 

·         Papyrus 

·         Palm 




  Shadow-PAREDOS Altar


Lie down on thy stomach and stretch out thy hands and speak this formula.

"Cause now my Shadow to serve me, because I know thy sacred names, and thy signs and thy symbols, and who thou art at each hour, and what thy name is."


2nd Formula


"I have uttered thy sacred names and thy signs and thy symbols, wherefore, O Lord, cause my shadow to serve me."

3rd Formula

"Follow me everywhere!"

In the seventh hour your shadow will come to you and appear before you.







Saturday, February 16, 2019

Powdered Black Cat Bone with ceremonial 'Black Handled Knife"

"The Key specifies that the blade be quenched in a mixture of the blood of a black cat and the juice of hemlock. Each of these ingredients is important. Substituting a plant for the blood doesn't make a lot of sense to me, as there is already a plant in the mixture. I think that the attempt to veganize grimoiric magic is dangerous, and requires one to discard the animism which is the underlying basis of this magic.

The blood of the black cat is not only important for its Saturnine attributes, it is also important because it infuses the blade at the moment of quenching with (at least some part of) the power of the cat, a living spirit. Have you ever seen a cat react to the presence of spirits? The spirit attached to the blade will literally fight for you against hostile spirits, should that become necessary.

As for using your own blood, the best I can do is tell you my experience.

I have such a knife, quenched in water infused with hemlock and my own blood. It is one of the most potent magical objects I have ever seen, which is saying something -- I once had in my possession a talisman that had been smuggled out of an archaeological dig in Ur, a genuine bronze-age artifact, that could and would, on its own whim, summon dust devils strong enough to push cars off the road. My knife might not be that powerful, but it has the potential.

I paid a high price for it, and nearly died several times. I quenched it on an appropriate election, at the culmination of an arduous 14 day purification. For unimportant reasons, I was unable to attach the handle at that time, and so I wrapped the works up in appropriate silk, stowed it in my pack, and continued on my way.

Soon after, I became very ill, with what I thought was a bad cold. This developed into pneumonia, and should have been the death of me, as at the time, I was homeless, and traveling south as quickly as possible to escape the onset of winter and to try to find work. Along the way, several people tried to kill me, for reasons ranging from the color of my skin to outright psychopathy, requiring me to defend myself with extreme prejudice. At one point, I had to fight off a pack of feral dogs that thought I was dinner. Etc.

Many years passed before I was able to complete the knife. I waited for another appropriate election, and attached the handle. Brandishing the knife, I recited certain bits of the Key which I felt were appropriate to the occasion. As I did so, the smoke of my incense struck a line due east, and then circled around me and the altar, forming a perfect circle that hung about 18 inches off the ground and did not disperse until I ended the rite. This happened outdoors, in a deep wash at sunrise, where there are *always* air currents as the rising sun warms the air on the nearby mountains, causing it to expand and push colder air down the washes.

So, in sum, I think you can use your own blood, if you are prepared to deal with the consequences of doing so. Your experience won't be the same as mine, probably, assuming you have a safe home, have not recently been trespassing in the territory of a powerful deceased medicine man, have forms of protection at your disposal, and so on. In short, be prepared."

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

SAMMAEL Fetish Idol

SAMMAEL

"Samael: (Hebrew) meaning "poison of God" Although described in the Zelator Ritual as an Archangel, Samael is more often described as an Archdemon, or as the Qlippotic force of the Sephirah of Hod on the Black Pillar. In this ritual [Zelator 1=10] Samael is portrayed as the guardian of the Path of Evil who prevents the candidate from journeying upon the Path of Darkness. Samael may be visualized as a black winged bird-like entity with glowing eyes. He wears a robe, tabard and nemyss, all black. He hold a large black sword."

Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition
~Chic & Sandra Tabatha CIcero~


"In direct association with the Qlippothic forces-Samael:The Desolation of God, or The Left-Hand
"Hod is the complex working of the will of the Absolute. Samael represents the barren desolation of a fallen and failed creation. the outer form is Theuniel, 'The filthy Wailing Ones of God.'

Adrammelech:Powerful King

To Samael, Adrammelech is attributed. "This name is found in Fourth Kings: XVII, 29-31 'And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima, and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in the fire of Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim."



Consecration of the parts that will make up the SAMMAEL Fetish Idol as seen in a Shamanic Drumming Journey involved in the last Full Blood Moon Eclipse and the Shadow SELF workings...