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Session 25: Reality, level of reality and body numinous

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on October 13, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

What is reality? The answer you give can depend on the kind of question is it? Is it a metaphysical question, a theological one, a phenomenological one or a mythological one? How can we know reality? That is an epistemological question. Is there a simple concise, pithy answer? Is there a comprehensive answer? These ways of asking the question give different kinds of answers. Metaphysics looks for truths about the nature of reality which are factual. Theology and mythology look more t...

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Session 24: Tools of the Craft

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on October 5, 2014 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Initiatory Witchcraft like other paths within the Western Mystery Tradition makes use of magical tools. In this respect it is not unlike some other religious and spiritual traditions. The use of symbols and props for use in ritual is universal, even the most austere form of Protestantism has the cross. In more orthodox Christianity priest or bishop will have their robes, crosiers, and splendid hats etc. Rituals in tribal societies also make use of various tools and props including spears...

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Session 23: Types of Meditation and Writing Pathworking

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on September 22, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Elements Revisted

Last week we looked at the four classical elements, earth, air, fire and water and argued that they could be seen as making up the fifth element quintessence or spirit. These classical elements are in no way related to the chemical element of Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table; rather they are metaphors or possible characters of states of nature. To reiterate Metaphors are according to what Gaut has Kant say (as cited in Beaney, 2007) “promote m...

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