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xalhad
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12/07/2007 6:12 pm  

Hello.

First post here. Great site.

I am thinking of doing some work with “assumption of god forms” model of invocation. I never really pursued this in a sustained way in the past. I was wondering if anyone has used this method successfully and might pass on some suggestions on how best to approach this.
Thanks.

Bob


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 Anonymous
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13/07/2007 12:03 am  
"xalhad" wrote:
Hello.

First post here. Great site.

I am thinking of doing some work with “assumption of god forms” model of invocation. I never really pursued this in a sustained way in the past. I was wondering if anyone has used this method successfully and might pass on some suggestions on how best to approach this.
Thanks.

Bob

Yes! Pursue this. My advice: Persistance, repetition, and invoke often!

The idea is to connect these symbols with definite ideas and, more importantly, emotions or feelings. When you imagine yourself as Ra-Hoor-Khuit, you feel red and gold spangles of strength, glory, beauty, laughter bursting out of you.

Liber Astarte has some great advice. The best advice I can give other than the three phrases above in the beginning of the post is: learn as much as yo ucan intellectually about who you are invoking first, just getting all that crap behind you (or in you). Then start forming the image of yourself as that god in your imagination, and repeat this endlessly to your hearts desire. Then once the image is slightly clear, start thinking of the various attributes. Think of strength, how it feels to be strong, infinitely strong, lord of the universe strong, etc and attribute it to this image of being R.H.K. (for example) in your mind, so that whenever you think of this image the feeling arises or can be easily conjuerd. Repetition and IMAGINATION is key - Liber Tzaddi says 'fantasy' is one of the 'virtues' (I hate that word) but it is true. Use your imagination, imagine a shining crown, imagine yourself perched atop the universe or the earth, imagine yourself holding the wand of double power and an ankh which issues the power of Going, of Life Death and Ressurection, or whatever... its fun, try it out.

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 Anonymous
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13/07/2007 4:29 pm  

Now, I may be going out on a limb here, but in Satanic magick, godforms are already tacitly assumed by the magus him/herself.
It's just a matter of which one. Personal Godhood is a very important part of all that. But, that's just one way to look at it.
-R.Pike-


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 Anonymous
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13/07/2007 5:11 pm  

I have always found it interesting in the differences between assuming godforms in Golden Dawn and Thelemic magick. Crowley makes no mention of the animation aspect in Liber O.

The method I was taught is as follows:

1. Learn all you can about the form including history, associations, colors, and images.

2. Practice building the image up in your mind layer by layer until you can form it up in front of you easily.

3. Form the image in front of you sitting, standing, or in it's associated posture.

4. Formulate the forms name in coptic, hebrew, greek or appropriate language to the form within your tiphareth center.

5. Vibrate the name as per the middle pillar formula.

6. Project the light out of your tiphareth center into the god form and see this "animate" the form. I.E. Not conscious but comes alive, starts breathing, goes from a static image to a living thing.

7. You assume the form by stepping into it and taking on the form like a suit of clothing.

Obviously this procedure can be used in conjunction with various invocations etc. Also it is customary to wear a Nemyss for protection.


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15/07/2007 9:53 pm  

Im not sure of your stance towards Luciferic magick, but i've personally found the godforms presented by Michael Ford to be quite useful. Of course, his system revolves around the concept of the magician enslaving the entities he/she invokes, rather than working with them. His whole mottoe is "Devour your Gods."

Either way, he sites both Crowley and Carroll as inspirations, ad from what i've read, their stance cocerning god(dess)forms is not too dissimiliar. Ford also works with the qliphoth, which you may or may not support. However, regardless of what you think about him it still might be worthwhile to check out some of his books.


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sonofthestar
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16/07/2007 12:41 am  

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

The sorcerer usually finds out if he or she has truly mastered the Qliphoth in the period soon after death, and right before the transition period--which is the precursor to one’s next incarnation. Such entities can “pretend” to be mastered, until they catch you on astral turf. They have to get you before you reach the “safe room” before rebirth.
So you better know how to banish on the astral! …. just in case…
they’re waiting to make a meal of you.

Love is the law, love under will.


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16/07/2007 4:05 am  
"sonofthestar@Gmail.com" wrote:
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

The sorcerer usually finds out if he or she has truly mastered the Qliphoth in the period soon after death, and right before the transition period--which is the precursor to one’s next incarnation. Such entities can “pretend” to be mastered, until they catch you on astral turf. They have to get you before you reach the “safe room” before rebirth.
So you better know how to banish on the astral! …. just in case…
they’re waiting to make a meal of you.

Love is the law, love under will.

I'm willing to accept that the way of the qliphoth is dangerous, but the best things in life often are. I dont know for sure if Crowley ever worked with the Qliphoth but i know he condoned such practices. (take that Sword of Horus :P)

Anyway, the godforms that i haven chosen familiarity with are Lucifer, Shiva, and Odin. I also like many of the more adversary like goddess-forms such as Lilith, Sekhmet, and Hecate.


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16/07/2007 5:10 am  
"sonofthestar@Gmail.com" wrote:
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

The sorcerer usually finds out if he or she has truly mastered the Qliphoth in the period soon after death, and right before the transition period--which is the precursor to one’s next incarnation. Such entities can “pretend” to be mastered, until they catch you on astral turf. They have to get you before you reach the “safe room” before rebirth.
So you better know how to banish on the astral! …. just in case…
they’re waiting to make a meal of you.

Love is the law, love under will.

I love how you make entirely questionable assumptions sound like agreed fact. "Usually"? How would ever know for one person let alone for enough to make the generalization 'usually'?


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