THE
ARCANE
ARCHIVE

a cache of usenet and other text files pertaining
to occult, mystical, and spiritual subjects.


TOP | YRONWODE | ARCANE ARCHIVE.ORG | OCCULTISM | MAGIC | CEREMONIAL

Ceremonial Magick Webstore [Expanded]

To: alt.magick,alt.magick.marketplace
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Re: Ceremonial Magick Webstore [Expanded]
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2001 21:48:57 GMT

Gnome d Plume wrote:
> 
> On 01 Sep 2001 04:47:57 GMT, starofnuit@aol.com (StarofNuit) wrote:
> 
> > Greetings!
> >
> > HermeticKa, the Ceremonial Magick Webstore, has expanded, offering 
> > many new ceremonial and magickal items to fulfill the diverse needs 
> > of our customers.
> >
> > The URL for HermeticKa is:
> >
> > http://www.hermeticka.com/
> >
> > HermeticKa offers Ceremonial Robes, Abra-Melin Oil and Incense, 
> > Temple Banners, Temple Pillars, Altar Cloths, Wands, Swords, Athames 
> > and Daggers, Chalices, Pantacles and Patens, the Stele of Revealing, 
> > Candles, Ritual Oils and Incense, Crowns, Jewelry, Temple Ornaments, 
> > Divination Tools, Magickal Books, and more!
> >
> > In Service to Nuit,
> > Soror A.D.N.
> > 93 93/93
> 
> *******Some of this material seems to be good, but I want to make one
> criticism: your magical swords are (IMO) inappropriate for either
> Western or Eastern magick. The sword you show is basically a Ninja Ken
> or Ninja-to. Ninjas didn't romance their swords. It was not intended
> for ceremonial purposes, either in Japan or anywhere else (except
> perhaps in a Ninja clan rite, and then someone's venerable family
> katana {samurai sword}  would probably have been used.)
>
>  If you cannot obtain a Solomonic sword (from the Greater Key of
> Solomon) there are some other choices you could offer: the Chinese
> straight, double-edged so-called "Tia-Chi" ceremonial sword is
> excellent for both Eastern and Western temple work---and they are
> available at reasonable prices. Also Masonic Templar swords are good,
> and available, although more expensive ---but please, no Ninja Kens.
>
> The Ninjas never considered their swords more than a weapon and a
> tool. They are straight bladed, but only sharpened on one edge. They
> are not designed, or appropriate, for ritual work. *******
> 
> Good Magick!
> (Good Ninpo too)
> 
> Gnome d Plume
> G.D., O.T.O., O.T.A., and
> Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu

Ah, Poke, i see by Re's post (to which i am not responding) that you
have been charged with "dogmatism" in the matter of ritual tools.

Now,  as you know, i advocate the widest range of adaptibility and
flexibility in terms of ritual tools, but i believe that in this case
what you are on point and Re is simply trolling for trash. 

From previous correspondence with you in the alt.magick newsgroup, i
know that you have no "dogmatic" objection to imporvised tools. For
example, the fact that nagasiva -- as he has mentioned repeatedly --
uses a standard-issue machete as his sword, never has evoked a word of
objection from you. However, were nagasiva to offer machetes for sale
falsely labelled as "traditional Mexican ceremonial swords," you might
well have criticized him. 

This message from HermetiKa was a published advertisement for what the
seller claims are authentic ceremonial ritual and magical tools. The
items advertised therefore should come from ceremonial and magickal
traditions, or they are falsely advertised. 

I think your response, under those circumstances, was measured and
highly cordial. Ninja swords are not ceremonial swords by intent or
manufacture or tradition -- and so you let the proprietor know in the
kindest way that HermetiKa should not claim they are ceremoinial or
ritual swords merely in order to sell them to the public. 

cat yronwode 

Lucky W Amulet Archive --------- http://www.luckymojo.com/luckyw.html
Lucky Mojo Spells Archive ------ http://www.luckymojo.com/spells.html

The Arcane Archive is copyright by the authors cited.
Send comments to the Arcane Archivist: tyaginator@arcane-archive.org.

Did you like what you read here? Find it useful?
Then please click on the Paypal Secure Server logo and make a small
donation to the site maintainer for the creation and upkeep of this site.

The ARCANE ARCHIVE is a large domain,
organized into a number of sub-directories,
each dealing with a different branch of
religion, mysticism, occultism, or esoteric knowledge.
Here are the major ARCANE ARCHIVE directories you can visit:
interdisciplinary: geometry, natural proportion, ratio, archaeoastronomy
mysticism: enlightenment, self-realization, trance, meditation, consciousness
occultism: divination, hermeticism, amulets, sigils, magick, witchcraft, spells
religion: buddhism, christianity, hinduism, islam, judaism, taoism, wicca, voodoo
societies and fraternal orders: freemasonry, golden dawn, rosicrucians, etc.

SEARCH THE ARCANE ARCHIVE

There are thousands of web pages at the ARCANE ARCHIVE. You can use ATOMZ.COM
to search for a single word (like witchcraft, hoodoo, pagan, or magic) or an
exact phrase (like Kwan Yin, golden ratio, or book of shadows):

Search For:
Match:  Any word All words Exact phrase

OTHER ESOTERIC AND OCCULT SITES OF INTEREST

Southern Spirits: 19th and 20th century accounts of hoodoo, including slave narratives & interviews
Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by cat yronwode: an introduction to African-American rootwork
Lucky W Amulet Archive by cat yronwode: an online museum of worldwide talismans and charms
Sacred Sex: essays and articles on tantra yoga, neo-tantra, karezza, sex magic, and sex worship
Sacred Landscape: essays and articles on archaeoastronomy, sacred architecture, and sacred geometry
Lucky Mojo Forum: practitioners answer queries on conjure; sponsored by the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Herb Magic: illustrated descriptions of magic herbs with free spells, recipes, and an ordering option
Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers: ethical diviners and hoodoo spell-casters
Freemasonry for Women by cat yronwode: a history of mixed-gender Freemasonic lodges
Missionary Independent Spiritual Church: spirit-led, inter-faith, the Smallest Church in the World
Satan Service Org: an archive presenting the theory, practice, and history of Satanism and Satanists
Gospel of Satan: the story of Jesus and the angels, from the perspective of the God of this World
Lucky Mojo Usenet FAQ Archive: FAQs and REFs for occult and magical usenet newsgroups
Candles and Curios: essays and articles on traditional African American conjure and folk magic
Aleister Crowley Text Archive: a multitude of texts by an early 20th century ceremonial occultist
Spiritual Spells: lessons in folk magic and spell casting from an eclectic Wiccan perspective
The Mystic Tea Room: divination by reading tea-leaves, with a museum of antique fortune telling cups
Yronwode Institution for the Preservation and Popularization of Indigenous Ethnomagicology
Yronwode Home: personal pages of catherine yronwode and nagasiva yronwode, magical archivists
Lucky Mojo Magic Spells Archives: love spells, money spells, luck spells, protection spells, etc.
      Free Love Spell Archive: love spells, attraction spells, sex magick, romance spells, and lust spells
      Free Money Spell Archive: money spells, prosperity spells, and wealth spells for job and business
      Free Protection Spell Archive: protection spells against witchcraft, jinxes, hexes, and the evil eye
      Free Gambling Luck Spell Archive: lucky gambling spells for the lottery, casinos, and races