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Obi Divination

Obi divination, or obi abata divination is a West African form of divination that originally originated within the traditional yoruba religion of Ifá. This practice is used by initiates, and non-initiates of traditional Yoruba religion, and in Yoruba-derived Afro-American religions. Obi divination was originally, and traditionally done with kola nuts, though it has also been done with cowrie shells, coins, halves of palm fruits, and pieces of coconuts. Obi abata, or obi means kola nut, which is why it is known as obi divination, even though other things may be used. These other objects that are used may also be known as obi when they are being used in obi divination. In this form of divination you gently throw these objects in order to see which way they are facing when they land. It is a form of divination that gives yes, or no answers, and is primarily used to communicate with the orisha, and egungun (ancestors), though it can also be used to communicate with all types of spirits, a…

Ravens of Antimony: the three primes correspondences

LUST (E) | Prime: Salt
PASSION (U) | Prime: Mercury
DEVOTION (Æ) | Prime: Sulfur
PREJUDICE (TA) | Prime: Mercury
ANGER (HA) | Prime: Mercury
MISUNDERSTANDING (RA) | Prime: Mercury
SKILL (A) | Prime: Salt
MIGHT (I) | Prime: Salt
ASCENDANCY (O) | Prime: Sulfur
CHAOS (KA) | Prime: Salt
PANIC (ȜA) | Prime: Mercury
HORROR (þA) | Prime: Mercury
DARK (SA) | Prime: Sulfur
CONNECTION (LA) | Prime: Sulfur
LIGHT (MA) | Prime: Sulfur
WISDOM (AR) | Prime: Mercury
KNOWLEDGE (JA) | Prime: Mercury
LOGIC (NA) | Prime: Mercury
BINDING (BA) | Prime: Salt
WARDING (GA) | Prime: Salt
PROTECTION (CA) | Prime: Salt
INSANITY (ZA) | Prime: Mercury
ILLUSION (QA) | Prime: Mercury
FANTASY (FA) | Prime: Mercury
ENERGY (KNA) | Prime: Sulfur
LIFE (SKA) | Prime: Sulfur
HEALTH (SHA) | Prime: Salt
CORRUPTION (ACK) | Prime: Salt
DEATH (ABT) | Prime: Salt
BANISHMENT (ARD) | Prime: Salt
PAIN (PA) | Prime: Salt
EXPERIENCE (DA) | Prime: Sulfur
ENLIGHTENMENT (XA) | Prime: Sulfur
UNKNOWN (YA) | Prime: Sulfur
RELEASE (VA) | Prime: Sulfur
REBIRTH (WA) | Prime: S…

Ravens Of Antimony: planetary correspondences

LUST (E) | Planet: Venus
PASSION (U) | Planet: Venus
DEVOTION (Æ) | Planet: Venus
PREJUDICE (TA) | Planet: Saturn
ANGER (HA) | Planet: Mars
MISUNDERSTANDING (RA) | Planet: Moon
SKILL (A) | Planet: Jupiter
MIGHT (I) | Planet: Mars
ASCENDANCY (O) | Planet: Uranus
CHAOS (KA) | Planet: Saturn
PANIC (ȜA) | Planet: Saturn
HORROR (þA) | Planet: Saturn
DARK (SA) | Planet: Moon
CONNECTION (LA) | Planet: Neptune
LIGHT (MA) | Planet: Sun
WISDOM (AR) | Planet: Mercury
KNOWLEDGE (JA) | Planet: Mercury
LOGIC (NA) | Planet: Mercury
BINDING (BA) | Planet: Jupiter
WARDING (GA) | Planet: Jupiter
PROTECTION (CA) | Planet: Mars
INSANITY (ZA) | Planet: Uranus
ILLUSION (QA) | Planet: Neptune
FANTASY (FA) | Planet: Neptune
ENERGY (KNA) | Planet: Sun
LIFE (SKA) | Planet: Sun
HEALTH (SHA) | Planet: Moon
CORRUPTION (ACK) | Planet: Pluto
DEATH (ABT) | Planet: Pluto
BANISHMENT (ARD) | Planet: Mars
PAIN (PA) | Planet: Pluto
EXPERIENCE (DA) | Planet: Jupiter
ENLIGHTENMENT (XA) | Planet: Uranus
UNKNOWN (YA) | Planet: Uranus
RELEASE (VA) | Planet:…

The Classic Western Elements

The main 4 western classic elements were first all brought together by a philosopher named Empedocles who identified earth, water, air, and fire as properties that were the building blocks of existence. This understanding eventually went on to influence Leucippus, and Democritus to construct an understanding of atomism, which identify these elements as the smallest parts of matter, and being. Later, Plato assigned these 4 elements to the platonic solids which he used in order to represent the elemental atoms in atomism, and he also gave the 5th platonic solid the element of Cosmo. When his student Aristotle brought forth his understanding of Aether this idea eventually became associated with the understanding of the cosmos of his teacher, eventually becoming the element of spirit that we know today.

It is these understandings which influence magick, and give us the understanding of the 5 classic western elements of fire, water, earth, air, and spirit as the five metaphysical building …

Humorism: The 4 temperaments

The 4 temperaments are 4 distinct natures of behavior. These temperaments are found in the understandings of humorism, and are one of the oldest personality type systems. It was used in ancient greek medicine, and was first described by Hippocrates a greek physician who is known to be the father of western medicine. These temperaments are a way of looking at the behaviors that different people had based off the amount of these different humors they had in their body. The four humors were blood(Air), yellow bile(Fire), black bile(Earth), and phlegm(Water), these four humors were seen to be 4 physical substances that were present in the body, and were greatly associated with the four elements.

The four temperaments are known as sanguine(Air), choleric(Fire), melancholic(Earth), and phlegmatic(Water), which one you are is determined by which humor you have the most of in your body. Usually people will have a mixture of these temperaments with two of them being the most prevalent, though …

Viadescioism: Divine Archetypes

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This is a personal understanding, and is connected to my personal spiritual philosophy Viadescioism.

Archetypes are basic types of patterns that represent constructs, and entities, and are a certain mold in which these things fit into. There are many different types of archetypes, and paradigms that lay out specific ones, but in the Viadescioic understanding of archetypes there are 10 recognized archetypes in which divinity manifest as. These 10 divine archetypes are based off of the understandings of the tetractys, the divine energies, and the roles of deities in religion, and mythology.
Communing with the archetype allows you to bring the energies, and understandings that that archetype has to offer into your life, without having to interact with specific dogmas, or practices surrounding a specific entity that fits that archetype. This allows the individual to have more control, individuality, personalization, and nuance when communicating with divinity, and the aspects of existenc…

The 10 virtues of the wolf of antimony

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I decided to make a code to live by so that I can understand my moral, and ethical state in a more solidified understanding. Though my moral, and ethical state is more complicated, and ineffable, this will definitely help to break it down into more comprehendible pieces for myself to understand. Each virtue is in an order of importance based upon the row of the tetractys in which they are in. All of them are important, but if one must be violated it should be the one that is lower on the important list.

Apotheosis: The first virtue is apotheosis. Apotheosis as it is being used here is the highest point in one's development. This means a connection to spirituality, divinity, and the universe itself. Apotheosis is the transcendent illumination of the soul, and the mind, body, and spirit that make up it. It is seeking numinosity between yourself, and your higher divinity. It is the act of theognosia, or knowing god, or divinity. It also incorporates the understandings of enlightenmen…