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2001The foundation which I am trying to lay here (having used many ofPaul Foster Case's own words) is that of the willing sacrifice. If wego bac
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far enough in Human History, we will find Human sacrifice. Itis nothing to be proud of certainly, but it is nothing to hide fromeither. In the first note I explained why this practice was performed.What I did not address was how the sacrificed body was used. Becauseit was considered to be descended from other Divine Kings (the Breed-ing I spo
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e of), it was believed that the flesh and blood of the SlainGod contained mystical properties. Therefore small bits of his fleshwere distributed to the Clan, and diluted portions of his blood wereconsumed. In this way, the Clan was connected to his divine nature. Intime, animal sacrifice replaced Human sacrifice, and later stillplants served as the Slain God. But the practice of consuming theSlain God never changed. Today it is still performed in the ritual ofca
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es and wine, which represent the body and the blood of the SlainGod (now Lord of the Harvest). In some Traditions the ca
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es symbolizethe God and the wine symbolizes the Goddess (that is, their "essence"-). This is all part of the Mystery Tradition, and goes deeply to ourvery core as members of a Clan, a Race, a People, or a Nation.An excellent boo
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on the subject of the Divine King/Slain God isWESTERN INNER WORKINGS by William Gray.Dear Seraluna, Yes, I have seen the Robin ofSherwood series from England. I nearly fell out ofmy chair when Robin met Herne. You have no ideahow close that series got to certain aspects ofthe Aridian Tradition (did you notice that Hernewas played by an Italian actor?). At the sanctuaryof Nemi in Medieval Italy, there were outlaw campsin the forests of the Alban Hill Region. Aradialived with the outlaws at Nemi for a period oftime, before she disappeared. The legend of theKing of the Woods at Nemi, goes bac
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to Antiquity.He was a outlaw and a guardian of the Grove.Because he was outlawed he often wore a hood, andwas called the Hooded Man/the Hooded One. Hebecame the symbol for the god of the forest, lordof the Trees, etc. He had to accept a challenge tohis "
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ingship", which was always a fight to thedeath. In this aspect he represented the SlainGod.As I stated in an earlier post, the Hooded Onecame after the Horned One of the Forest, and sowas called his son. The Horned One was a Stag God.When Humans began to grow crops, the Animal Godfigure began to lose its high stature, and theSlain God was transferred into the crops, whichwere slain at the harvest. Blessings,Raven----------INNER TEACHINGS - THE HANGED MAN
 
2002The title of the "Hanged Man" means, in an occult sense, "suspen-ded mind" because "man" and "mind" are from the sans
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rit root (used byearly occultists). The title refers also to the utter dependence ofHuman personality upon the Cosmic life. He hangs now as a co-wor
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erwith the Divine, having placed his own Ego out of the way of theDivine inflow. Only in this way can he attain the Higher Conscious-ness, and become useful to his People. The sacred tree of the groverepresents the bridge to the other worlds, and it is the Consciousnesswhich "hangs" upon the tree, which serves to unify Human
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ind with theDivine.The mental attitude suggested by the Hanged Man, then, is "Not myWill, but Thine". This is ever the position of the Adept, as, indeed,it is the position of every person who wor
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s in any field of appliedscience. It is an illusive, personal thing which is but the reflec-tion, or mas
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, of "Thy Will", which is the purpose or motive of theCosmic Life - a Will absolutely free, and certain to be realized.The foundation which I am trying to lay here (having used many ofPaul Foster Case's own words) is that of the willing sacrifice. If wego bac
 
far enough in Human History, we will find Human sacrifice. Itis nothing to be proud of certainly, but it is nothing to hide fromeither. In the first note I explained why this practice was performed.What I did not address was how the sacrificed body was used. Becauseit was considered to be descended from other Divine Kings (the Breed-ing I spo
 
e of), it was believed that the flesh and blood of the SlainGod contained mystical properties. Therefore small bits of his fleshwere distributed to the Clan, and diluted portions of his blood wereconsumed. In this way, the Clan was connected to his divine nature. Intime, animal sacrifice replaced Human sacrifice, and later stillplants served as the Slain God. But the practice of consuming theSlain God never changed. Today it is still performed in the ritual ofca
 
es and wine, which represent the body and the blood of the SlainGod (now Lord of the Harvest). In some Traditions the ca
 
es symbolizethe God and the wine symbolizes the Goddess (that is, their "essence"-). This is all part of the Mystery Tradition, and goes deeply to ourvery core as members of a Clan, a Race, a People, or a Nation. Anexcellent boo
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on the subject of the Divine King/Slain God is WESTERNINNER WORKINGS by William Gray.Dear Raven, What do you thin
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of the view that,besides consuming a part of the Slain King's body,the people also spread the diluted blood andperhaps the body itself around the fields tosanctify them? It would also fertilize them, sincea dead body contains a lot of nitrogen. JanaDear Jana, Yes, that is exactly what was done withthe majority of the body. I come very close to aviolation of secrecy oaths with this, but...heregoes. In the Autumn Equinox Rite there is perfor-med a Mystery Play in which the Divine Victim issymbolically slain. A s
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ull is present at thisrite, and symbolizes the former divine victim. Ato
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en fluid of the life essence of the new "King"
 
2003is obtained, and mixed with a to
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en portion offluid from the High Priestess. This is placed in abag and is buried in a sacred garden, where ritualplants are grown. Originally it would have hung inthe Forest on a tree, to provide for a plentifulhunt, or buried in a cultivated field for abundantcrops. Today we offer it up for the needs of ourClan, whatever they may happen to be at the time.In ancient times the Divine Victim was cut up intopieces and given to the soil. Small portions ofhis flesh and his blood were incorporated into a"communion" meal, and given to the Priest(ess)hoodto distribute. Today we still perform this ancientrite, hidden within the ceremony of ca
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es andwine. Today the sacrifice comes from the PlantKingdom, but the Human connection is still there,and the ancient current still flows through theCeremony. As Humans evolved spiritually, so toodid their practices. But nothing is forgotten,nothing is ever forgotten... Raven----------INNER TEACHINGS - THE TIDES OF POWERThere are certain Tides of Power within the Bound Ether of theEarth which aid us in all of our wor
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s of Magic. The Stars, Sun,Planets and the Moon radiate their influence upon us through theMagnetic Sphere of the Earth. In Eastern Occultism these Tides arecalled the Tattvic Tides, and the medium through which they flow iscalled Prana. This is the substance just above Terrestrial Matter, 
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nown as Etheric Matter, of which there are two
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inds: Free Ether &Bound Ether.Free Ether is that which surrounds the Sun, and through whichpass the Earth and other Planets within its sphere of influence. BoundEther is that which surrounds the Earth itself (or any planet) and maybe called the Magnetic Sphere.As the Earth orbits the Sun, revolving on its axis as it does so,centers of stress occur in the Magnetic Sphere of the Earth. As aresult there is a positive current of energy flowing from the East tothe West, and a magnetic current passing from North to South duringsix months of the year (which reverses for the remaining six months).The "positive" currents emanate from the northern center, and the"negative" from the southern center. The Winter Solstice mar
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s thebeginning of the positive current which reverses after the SummerSolstice to negative. These currents of energy are mar
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ed by theLesser Seasonal Rites of the Old Religion, occurring at the Solsticesand Equinoxes The terms "positive" & "negative" refer to electricaland magnetic energies of an etheric nature, as well as to those ener-gies which we might call "waxing" and "waning".----------

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