By John Michael Greer
A century in the past, teams decending from the famed airtight Order of the Golden sunrise fused the occult lore of the Western magical culture with the character spirituality of the Druid Revival. They invoked Pagan Celtic powers rather than the Judeo-Christian names and emblems. revered occult writer and Grand Archdruid John Michael Greer has re-created an entire magical procedure in line with the Celtic Golden sunrise traditions. This new ebook presents scholars with a whole curriculum of Druidical magic and occult knowledge, together with education in ceremonial magic, meditation, pathworking, divination, geomancy, and natural alchemy, permitting self-initiation into the 3 levels of Ovate, Bard, and Druid. It beneficial properties fantastic magical strategies for things like invisibility, etheric shapeshifting, and conjuring spirits.
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The practices that are assigned to this grade include, among other things, a ritual, a form of meditation, and a form of divination. These three in particular form the foundation for your future progress as an initiate of our path, and they should be practiced as regularly as possible. Should you complete the training of the first, or Ovate, grade and proceed to the second, or Bardic, grade of our Druidical Mysteries, you will be expected at that time to set aside time each day for these three practices, and the sooner you are able to make room in your day for this, the more rapidly you will progress and the more benefits you will gain.
9. This was the standard order of grades in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Druid organizations. Ross Nichols, the founder of OBOD, deliberately altered this in his order, putting the Bardic Grade first to emphasize the poetic and artistic side of the tradition. A Note to the Reader the material that follows has been written and presented in such a way as to resemble as closely as possible the papers that would have been given to the student of an early twentieth-century Druid–Golden Dawn hybrid order.
Concentrating his faculties on this, let him endeavor to realize the presence and power of life within matter. Begin by finding a suitable physical position, balanced but comfortable. The one commonly used is sitting upright in a chair, sufficiently far forward that the spine does not rest against the chair back; the feet are flat upon the floor, the hands resting upon the thighs, the head balanced, the gaze slightly lowered. Breathe rhythmically for several minutes until the body is still and the mind quiet.