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Author Topic: The Brass Goggles Occult Society...The Esoteric Order of the Brazen Dawn...  (Read 93016 times)
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« Reply #700 on: November 24, 2009, 07:49:17 am »

Salutations, greetings, good afternoon and hey there. Smiley
I sincerely apologise for my latest stint of absence but I'm back and active. Cheesy

no worries on any absence, khem over there has been keeping us overloaded in your absence, so as you can see, there was little missing except dirrection...
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« Reply #701 on: November 25, 2009, 12:37:45 am »

Trapped in His Own Body for 23 Years -
the Coma Victim Who Screamed Unheard

by Kate Connolly
Monday 23 November 2009
@Guardian.co.uk

' For 23 years Rom Houben was ­imprisoned
in his own body.

He saw his doctors and nurses as they
visited him during their daily rounds; he
listened to the conversations of his carers;
he heard his mother deliver the news to him
that his father had died.

But he could do nothing. He was unable to
communicate with his doctors or family.
He could not move his head or weep, he
could only listen.

Doctors presumed he was in a vegetative
state following a near-fatal car crash in
1983. They believed he could feel nothing
and hear nothing. For 23 years. . . .

The Belgian former engineering student,
who speaks four languages, said he coped
with being effectively trapped in his own
body by meditating.

He told doctors he had "travelled with my
thoughts into the past, or into another
existence altogether".

Sometimes, he said, "I was only my
consciousness and nothing else". '

~ continued here

See also :

The Star Rover
From Wikipedia
http://tinyurl.com/yb3kaa5

The Star Rover
by Jack London
1915
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http://tinyurl.com/yeqxrox

Out-Of-Body Experience
From Wikipedia
http://tinyurl.com/2j342h

Astral Projection
From Wikipedia
http://tinyurl.com/277msw

The Star-Treader
by Clark Ashton Smith
http://tinyurl.com/ycjqu9r

The Center of the Cyclone

" In the province of the mind, what is
believed to be true is true or becomes
true, within certain limits to be found
experientially and experimentally.

These limits are further beliefs to be
transcended.

In the province of the mind, there are
no limits. "

~ Lilly's Law

Programming and Metaprogramming
in The Human Biocomputer

by John Cunningham Lilly
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~ Johannes Kepler, letter to Galileo Galilei, 1609.
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« Reply #702 on: November 26, 2009, 03:27:17 am »

ah jeeze, hes like a living yahoo news feed...
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« Reply #703 on: November 26, 2009, 04:56:08 am »

Carae Sorores et Fratres ~

There was quite a show of interest for that
last post of mine : 200+ hits over a span
of approximately 12 hours!

Thank you for your continued interest,
and for your support.

Cors in Manu Domine,

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« Reply #704 on: December 09, 2009, 06:34:59 pm »

Good Day to everyone. I am new to the Steampunk Realm, and quickly found this thread. I am a practitioner of the "Dark Arts" and have been for just over 20 years. I humbly ask to join the the Ranks of "The Esoteric Order of the Brazen Dawn" as long as it doesn't interfere  with the works of my own group the "Order of the DarkHammer" (it should not). I have studied several aspects of the occult and specialize in Runes and Chaos magic.

For study on the Runes I Highly Recommend Edred Thorisons works, he has forgotten more about Runes than I will ever know. His RuneGild is an excellent study course. I find that the Runes (in divination) will not tell me (or the person I read for) the answer to the question asked, they are blunt. Runes will tell you what you need to hear not what you want to hear.

Someone asked if Odin preferred Red or White wine...Mead is the answer. A white wine made from fermented honey.

Since I found this forum I have begun to see how to incorporate steampunk into my magical tools. Has anyone else done this if so would you be willing to show us.

And lastly Khem...I bow down to your knowledge. I have read about 75% of the works you posted and must say that You are the MASTER.

 
Now I must go read some of the books Khem has posted, I'm in for a long night.
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« Reply #705 on: December 09, 2009, 07:40:54 pm »

I've been brewing mead in my kitchen for the past year.  Nectar of the gods, it is.

I hear that you can preserve hallucinogenic mushrooms in honey, and the honey will absorb some of the psilocybin and become hallucinogenic itself.  I've often wondered if one could brew mead with mushroom-enhanced honey and if this 'witch's brew' were the historical shamanic origin of the Mead of Inspiration regularly referred to in Norse lore.
Although I suppose the only psychoactive mushrooms available to the Norse would have been Amanita Muscaria, which isn't actually hallucinogenic as much as it is delusory...
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« Reply #706 on: December 10, 2009, 12:29:42 am »

Someone asked if Odin preferred Red or White wine...Mead is the answer. A white wine made from fermented honey.

First, welcome to the E:.O:.B:.D:. !

With regard to mead, here are some excerpts
and a bit of a bibliography for all interested
parties :

From Mead of Inspiration to Spirit of Wine
by Christian Ratsch

< Excerpts : >

Alcoholic beverages (mead, beer, wine, saki,
etc.) were regarded by ancient civilizations
as "the toast of the gods" and were taken
during rituals to attain states of ebriety.
They were also consumed for their nutritional
and medicinal properties. According to
ancient mythologies, alcoholic beverages were
created by the gods, hence spread the idea
that by consuming alcohol humankind was lead
toward the gods; that through alcohol the
drinker might even achieve illumination. ...

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~ from :

From Mead of Inspiration to Spirit of Wine;
Alcoholic Brews and Folk Medicine,
Medical Science and Pharmacology

by Christian Ratsch

~ in :

Eleusis :
Journal of Psychoactive Plants & Compounds

1999, page 3.

See also :

The Well of Remembrance :
Rediscovering the Earth Wisdom Myths
of Northern Europe,

Edited by Ralph Metzner, 1994.

( The appendix should be of particular
interest :
The Mead of Inspiration and Magical Plants
of the Ancient Germans

by Christian Rätsch )

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers :
The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation

by Stephen Harrod Buhner, 1998.

Intoxication in Mythology :
A Worldwide Dictionary of Gods,
Rites, Intoxicants and Places

by Ernest L. Abel, 2006.

Barley, Malt and Ale in the Neolithic
Volume 1213 of BAR International Series
British Archaeological Reports 121
3

by Merryn Dineley, 2004.

The Mead of Inspiration
By Kenulf
@WhiteDragon.uk
http://tinyurl.com/ygbyt8x
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« Reply #707 on: December 10, 2009, 12:54:11 am »

I've often wondered if one could brew mead with mushroom-enhanced honey and if this 'witch's brew' were the historical shamanic origin of the Mead of Inspiration regularly referred to in Norse lore.

Have you seen this?

Honey with Psilocybe Mushrooms :
A Revival of a Very Old Preparation
on the Drug Market?

[ use the "free preview" ]

And permit me to suggest that you may
have been just a tad misinformed about
the properties of the Amanita Muscaria Wink
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« Reply #708 on: December 10, 2009, 01:51:25 am »

Thanks for the links!  Straight bangup!

Very possible I've been misinformed about the properties of Amanitas.  I've never eaten them, and don't know anyone who has.  I've read descriptions of their use and effects in Siberian Shamanism, and studies regarding the chemical properties of the fungus, but no personal experience, and that's the only thing that really counts in the end.
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« Reply #709 on: December 10, 2009, 10:36:52 pm »

Thanks for the links!  Straight bangup!

Very possible I've been misinformed about the properties of Amanitas.  I've never eaten them, and don't know anyone who has.  I've read descriptions of their use and effects in Siberian Shamanism, and studies regarding the chemical properties of the fungus, but no personal experience, and that's the only thing that really counts in the end.
You are very welcome!

My own experience with A. Muscaria occurred
during a lengthy residency in Unadilla, New York,
where I was restoring a 200-year-old farmhouse.

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« Reply #710 on: December 14, 2009, 02:30:50 pm »

Quote
I've been brewing mead in my kitchen for the past year.  Nectar of the gods, it is.

I hear that you can preserve hallucinogenic mushrooms in honey, and the honey will absorb some of the psilocybin and become hallucinogenic itself.  I've often wondered if one could brew mead with mushroom-enhanced honey and if this 'witch's brew' were the historical shamanic origin of the Mead of Inspiration regularly referred to in Norse lore.
Although I suppose the only psychoactive mushrooms available to the Norse would have been Amanita Muscaria, which isn't actually hallucinogenic as much as it is delusory...

I'm currently looking got home brew suppliers in my local area as i want to start brewing my own mead.

a few years ago i too had the idea of husroom money head, as it became know after a night of herbal induced miss pronunciation, but couldn't wait that long so just ended up eating hones covered magic mushrooms.

i gave all that stuff up a while ago, but I'd still be interested to know if it works or not if you do end up trying it.
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« Reply #711 on: December 14, 2009, 11:16:55 pm »

As a follow-up to my post regarding the
'Mead of Inspiration', here are a few links
to some articles concerning Ancient Beer,
both Sacred and otherwise :

" A century or two before the Reinheitsgebot,
hops were relatively rare, their dominance
supplanted by the likes of such terrifying
and demented narcotic and hallucinogenic
herbs as Wormwood, Bog Myrtle, Mandrake,
Clary Sage, Scottish Heather, Henbane,
and Belladonna. "

~ from :

The Beer of Alchemists and Witches
@SmallBeerPress.com
http://tinyurl.com/ybem3rk

" Another interesting historic use of henbane
is as a common flavor enhancer in German beer
during the middle ages, until the Bavarian
Purity Law of 1516 prohibited all but hops for
use in flavoring. Pilsen Beer derives its name
from Bilson, the German word for henbane. "

~ from :

Henbane
@Everything2.com
http://tinyurl.com/y8pv8px

Henbane :
Healing Herb of Hercules and Apollo

by George M. Hocking
Free Preview @SpringerLink.com
http://tinyurl.com/ybp384u

" Where cereals were grown, traditionally
there has been an assumption that flour
was the intended product.  A powerful
bias shaped by a narrow notion of
subsistence long excluded consideration
of the possibility that alcohol and its
effects were driving motives, as Merryn
and Graham Dineley have more recently
proposed.

Their interpretation (which does not
exclude purely nutritional cereal use)
contends that rapid spread of cereals
across Europe was essentially about the
brewing of ale and diffusion of beer
drinking. (Dineley, M. and G., 2000)

The great boon of cereal agriculture, it
is being suggested, was less muesli or
the daily fresh loaf than malted liquor
and the alchemies of both fermentation
and alcohol intoxication.

Much of the familiar Neolithic assemblage
could have served such ends.  Querns,
kilns, hearths and level floors are all
consistent with production of beer or ale.
A brew based on unfermented grains and
natural sugars would not only have been
nutritious. Further, it has been pointed
out that its production would have been
easier than that of baked bread. (SIRC, n.d.)

Moreover, Merryn Dineley offers a plausible
account of the origin of animal domestication
within the same development.  Since, she
points out, ruminants are partial to spent
grain, it is possible that goats, sheep or
cattle were initially attracted to discarded
fermentation waste around human settlements,
in effect becoming partners in brewing.
(Radford, 2002)

....The evidence for Britain is sparse, but
possible brewed drink remains are known
(North Mains, Strathallan) from around 4,300
years ago. (Dineley, 1996)  More definite
are even earlier, 5,000 year old traces of
cereal-based fermented alcohol - laced with
hemlock and henbane - discovered near Skara
Brae in the Neolithic metropolis of Orkney.
(Gourlay, 2001)

The Orkney remains are contemporary with
known beer drinking in Egypt, Sumeria and
Mesopotamia.  They mark the limit of current
knowledge of alcohol use in Britain, though
barley had arrived some 500 years earlier. "

~ from :

Maiden Bower : Portal to the Neolithic
@EarthTransition.com
http://tinyurl.com/yeq2oeh

Henbane Beer Recipe
@BeerTools.com
http://tinyurl.com/cnflkf

Pilsenkraut
On Making the Real Pilsen,
as Told by Christian Ratsch

@Erowid.com
http://tinyurl.com/4hfsqu

Gruit Ale & Unhopped Beers
@GruitAle.com
http://tinyurl.com/yb2kzjr

Gruitbier: Style Profile
by Horst Dornbusch
@BrewYourOwn.com
http://tinyurl.com/y9k7zya

Gruit
@PracticallyEdible.com
http://tinyurl.com/y98k46z

The Barbarian's Beverage :
A History of Beer in Ancient Europe

by Max Nelson, page 12.
Preview@GoogleBooks
http://tinyurl.com/ycfua86

The Fall of Gruit and the
Rise of Brewer's Droop

by Stephen Harrod Buhner
@GaianStudies.org
http://tinyurl.com/ycscrdl
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« Reply #712 on: December 20, 2009, 01:54:30 am »

Erm, does this count?


I think Aleister would have found it ore worthy.   


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« Reply #713 on: December 20, 2009, 02:39:42 am »

Well done!
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« Reply #714 on: December 31, 2009, 11:02:25 pm »

*peers in through the large doorway*

H-hello? I don't mean to intrude on any secret societal happenings, but I believe you are the only ones who can help me. I have recently found this manuscript-

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/val_symb.html

-and would like to know if anyone here could possibly give modern interpretations of these? I'm working on a Tactile project, and am having difficulty cross-referencing compounds I already have with their earlier monikers.

*steps outside, awaiting the mysteries to come*
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« Reply #715 on: January 01, 2010, 01:52:35 am »

I have recently found this manuscript-

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/val_symb.html

-and would like to know if anyone here could possibly give modern interpretations of these?


Here is something that might prove useful :

Practical Chemistry; or,
A Description of the Processes
by which the Various Articles
of Chemical Research, in the Animal,
Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms,
are Procured : Together with the
Best Mode of Analysis

by Matthieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila
Translated by John Redman Coxe
Published by Thomas Dobson and Son,
at the Stone house, no. 41,
South Second Street, 1818.
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 Glossary of Chemical Terms
 Both Ancient & Modern

http://tinyurl.com/y9emel9

See also :

Newton's Alchemical Papers
@ The Newton Project
http://tinyurl.com/y8e3ja3

If you require any further assistance,
up to and including a complete transcription
of the table in question, please do let me
know.

And welcome to the E:.O:.B:.D:.!
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« Reply #716 on: January 01, 2010, 05:15:02 pm »

By the way, there is another example
of alchemical notation available on
Adam McLean's site that is far more
comprehensive ( and legible ) :

Medicinisch-Chymisch und
Alchemistisches Oraculum
,
Ulm, 1755.
Index of Alchemical Notation
http://tinyurl.com/ye83n45

Abstrahere -> Alumen Catinum
http://tinyurl.com/yawztt3

There are some more examples on
this page, with several more pages
of links to Alchemical and Apothecary
symbols available as well.
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« Reply #717 on: January 01, 2010, 08:25:30 pm »

~
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Wow! Now I will finally have a proper apothecary's room! I tip my hat to you, sir.
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« Reply #718 on: January 01, 2010, 08:47:40 pm »

And here is another text that might
come in handy :

The Complete Chemist :
A New Treatise of Chemistry :
Teaching by a Short and Easy Method
All its Most Necessary Preparations

by Christopher Glaser, 1677.
( 10.4 MB .PDF )

I took the file down at 3:18, 1/2/
2010CEV.

Once again, if anyone would like a
copy, please feel free to message
or email me.
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« Reply #719 on: January 02, 2010, 05:25:17 pm »

If you will excuse the intervention of a non member, I thought this art exhibition/lectures/events soon to open in London may be of some interest to you
http://www.strangeattractor.co.uk/further/?p=1557


*bows and withdraws*

(also with bows and drawers)
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« Reply #720 on: January 05, 2010, 04:53:25 pm »

Grimnr Veilwalker, i have been studying some of Edred Thorisons books, namely Runelore for the general info on the runes and Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic for the more practical aspects of runeworking.

i don't plan on putting any of this into practice for some time as i need to work on my meditation skills so i can get to know the runs better.

in the mean time i have some questions i was hoping either yourself, or one of other members of the E:.O:.B:.D could answer.

in Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic E.Thorison talks of inscribing various runes, bindrunes and phrases on the tools used to carve and colour runes on tines, talismans and objects.

the question i have could also be applied to metal work, "what tools do you use to make the first tools?"

in blacksmithing a pair of metal tongs is used to take the hot metal from the forge to the anvil, but how did the first smith pick up the red hot lump of soon-to-be-a-pair-of-tongs?

in relation to my runeworking, How do i inscribe the necessary runes onto the tools i will be consecrating and using solely in my rune work?

would it be acceptable to use (unconsecrated) tools i already own to do this? or would it be better to get new ones and consecrate them, without inscribing anything on them, and if so, would it be sacrilege to then use those once used tools for day to day use or should i keep them so i end up with two sets of ritual tools, one inscribed and one plain?

i realise we're getting in to the chicken and the egg territory hear but any and all help or advise will be greatly appreciated.





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« Reply #721 on: January 05, 2010, 05:43:33 pm »

on the holding of the first piece of iron to hammer it on the anvil the smith would have used a green tree branch folded in half as a set of tongs, kinda like a 'A' with the part being hammered as the crossbar of the A.
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« Reply #722 on: January 05, 2010, 06:49:23 pm »

Hey, anybody out there (uh...Khem, cause you have links to EVERYTHING) know anything about Hoodoo?  Like, American folk magic...the fine American mess of European witchcraft, Afro-American folk-medicine and charms, American Indian Medicine, and whatever else bubbled about in the grand South-Eastern Melting Pot?
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« Reply #723 on: January 05, 2010, 07:40:12 pm »

First, I suggest that you head on over
to Cat Yronwode's Lucky Mojo site :
http://tinyurl.com/yobbde

And then, you might want to go here :

HyattSpells - A List Dedicated to the
Studies and Work of Harry M. Hyatt
(Folklore, Witchcraft, Hoodoo,
Conjuration, Rootwork)

http://tinyurl.com/y8qdcak

I have been a member there for many years,
and it is an excellent, low-noise forum
for those interested in Hyatt's work - and
the archives are outstanding.

You might also try the Conjure List on
Yahoo :
http://tinyurl.com/yekgauv

I lived in Bergen County for awhile, among
the Ramapaugh & the so-called "Jackson
Whites
", and I can attest to the fact that
Hoodoo & Conjure are not limited to the
South-East.

New Jersey and New York State are a
hot-bed of Hoodoo & Hexerei, which
extends at least as far north as the Lily
Dale Spiritualist Community
up in
Chautauqua County - owing to the fact
that the Underground Railroad passed
through most of this region.
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« Reply #724 on: January 07, 2010, 09:20:29 pm »

Another text from the E:.O:.B:.D:.
Archives
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Collectanea Chymica :
An Alchemical Anthology
of 1684CE.

( 24.5 MB .PDF )

The file is down as of 1/9/2010EV.

If anyone would like a copy, please
feel free to message or email me.
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