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Chapter 7. Origin of the Art of Divination
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ining to it; but on the other hand, not from any skill acquired externally in relation to some part of which may be attempted in every-day life.... an ineffable form of light from without shall permeate the individual who is under control, fill him completely, have absolute dominion over him, ... ncompasses her on every side in a circle, she becomes filled by it with a divine luminance, and when she sit... ] which was first presented by a divinity and becomes filled with the divine luminance, or whether she sits
Chapter 9. Demons
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distinction of two species of ecstasy or entrancement, of which one causes degeneration to an inferior condition, and fills with imbecility and insanity; but the other impa... d as by the skill of Demiurgus himself. But that skill is employed in the producing of genuine essences, never in the forming of mere spectral figures. Hence, the art of producing i... rred from being with immaculate spirits, they become allied with wicked spirits, and are filled by them with the most pernicious inspiration. T... articipation of benefits among the pure; they are filled from above from the fire of truth, and they have no "impediment" or hindrance to the good things of the soul fr
Chapter 16. Questions Proposed
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hing in a genuine manner without deceit and with skill, //Phtha.// The Greeks, however, assume Phtha to be the same as Hephæstos, giving their attention to the Creat... hey were translated from the Egyptian language by men who were skilled in philosophy. But Chæremon [[theurgia.html#ch1... //Exodus xx, 7; Judges// xiii, 18.) "The arcane names fill the whole world" was a theurgic maxim. Proklos also remarks: "There is a sacred name which, with sleepless, dart-like motion, runs thr
Chapter 15. Origin of Egyptian Symbolism
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to those, however, of which we have received the skill to interpret the meaning, we possess in the name, the knowledge of the divine essence, power and o... we ally it with the gods. But you ask, "Why of names that are significant, do we place foreign ones b... preserved the law of tradition till the present time inviolate. For whatever else pertains to the gods... tion, it is enough that the concept remains the same, whatever the term may be."// The fact, however,
Chapter 14. Conditions for Successful Results  
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r them incessantly, are thrown into agitation and filled with amazement. Hence, I think that it is natural for this cla... aculty of divining. Its body after death was embalmed and deposited in the shrine at Buto, and whoever killed one, even by accident, was punished by death. I... kindred exhibitions at public assemblies, where some powerful influence predominates. Such nervous affections as hysteria and epilepsy are sometimes occasioned in such ways. In the old language