Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Peaceful Potion

י' באדר תשס"ז

Tonight I will blend the magickal ink I will use in petition spells to be under the influence of peace. Peace implies comprehensive balance and hishtavut.

After sundown, it will be "Thursday", according to the Hebrew calendar. Thursday is under the influence of the vowel shurek, the Hebrew archetype Aaron and the Celtic archetype Lugh.

Shurek [1] corresponds to the sefirah Yesod, the vessel of peace. Aaron, as a priestly archetype of peace, corresponds to the sefirah Hod. Hod corresponds to the Temple and to the "power of the soul which causes negative phenomena to disappear while simultaneously causing positive phenomena to appear."

As I've written previously regarding Lugh and the 37th chanukah light, the specifically Welsh-Celtic name of Lugh is Lleu Llaw Gyffes, Lleu Strong Hand, where the name is etymologically derived from a proto-Celtic compound conveying the meaning "flowing vigor" and "flight, flying, soaring". This latter meaning of Lleu Llaw Gyffes links back to the function of Aaron, who kindles the lights of the Temple menorah and causes them to ascend.

With respect to the ritual hour, the calculations:

sunset tonight 5:40 pm
sunrise tomorrow 6:24 am

total minutes of night = (60 X 6) + (60 - 40) + (60 X 6) + 24 = 764

minutes per night hour = 764/12 = 63.6
*rounding to 64 and subtracting 1 minute every 3rd calculation to adjust for fraction:

hour 1 = 5:40 pm to 6:44 - sun
hour 2 = 6:44 to 7:48 - venus
hour 3 = 7:48 to 8:51* - mercury
hour 4 = 8:51 to 9:55 - moon
hour 5 = 9:55 to 10:59 - saturn
hour 6 = 10:59 to 12:02* am - jupiter
hour 7 = 12:02 to 1:06 - mars
hour 8 = 1:06 to 2:10 - sun
hour 9 = 2:10 to 3:13* - venus
hour 10 = 3:13 to 4:17 - mercury
hour 11 = 4:17 to 5:21 - moon
hour 12 = 5:21 to 6:24* - saturn
sunrises at 6:24 am

Among Jupiter's influences is peace. Consequently, I will blend my magickal ink during the sixth night hour tonight. The sixth night hour was also the favorable time to perform the Simple Moses Spell. It may be that the sixth night hour is a personal power time for me. So mote it be.

magickal ink recipe:

small vial of black ink
1 pinch name incense, undissolved
1 drop name incense infusion, steeped and dissolved in alcohol**
1 drop dragon's breath oil
1 drop sandalwood oil

While most ink recipes call for the resins to be steeped and dissolved in alcohol, I'm choosing to also add a small undissolved chunk into the ink as well. The dissolved portion will blend into the ink, while the undissolved portion will form a "foundation" within the ink. It will also be symbolic of being both in (immanent) and out (transcendent) of the world simultaneously - in velt ouis velt.

**70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol used in actual preparation of infusion.


[1] Meditation And Kabbalah, R' Aryeh Kaplan (p. 185)

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