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To: alt.religion.wicca
From: baird@newstaff.com (Baird Stafford)
Subject: Re: Magick Squares
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 14:33:51 -0500

Ze alluring ailurophile  wrote:



> The squares are used in talismanic magic. The squares can be inscribed on
> jewelry, clothing, parchment, virtually anything. They can be carried with
> you, or placed on an altar while doing spellwork. If I'm doing something
> specific, and want a certain planetary influence, I will draw that planets
> square on parchment, and place it under the candle, or on the altar, etc.
> You can even carve it into the candle itself. Each square has it's own
> magical traits as well, for example-If you engrave the square representing
> the Sun on gold, it supposedly helps you to become well loved and
> fortunate, and regarded in esteem.

Magic squares are also the source of the sigils used to invoke various
angelic Powers in Ceremonial Magic.  The squares were not primarily
numeric in nature when they originated:  the Hebrew alephbeth, which was
used to fill in the various spaces, is both numerical and alphabetic.
As numbers in the squares add up no matter which way one counts them, so
do the letters that represented them in Hebrew form the same words no
matter how they are read.  To invoke the Power one wishes, one draws the
appropriate Magic square, then "connects the dots (letters)" on that
square to spell the name of the Power.

Blessed be,
Baird

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