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Magick and Language

I have been interested in linguistics ever since I moved to the US from Poland in ‘84. Having to learn a new language at the age of 9, I was struck by the beauty of actual linguistic mechanics. Because Polish and English are part of the Indo-European language group, I began to notice patterns. Polish, a Slavic language, belongs to the Satem, or Eastern, Branch of Indo-European. Therefore Polish is much closer to the original Proto Indo-European. Polish has many archaic aspects as well as a grammatical complexity similar to Sanskrit, her sister language, which shares the the same Eastern Branch. Lithuanian also shares many of these same archaic froms. For example, we have nine steps of declination and Latin only has seven steps. Our word order…

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The Snake as Keeper of the Secrets

Throughout history there has been a universal tradition in the mythology of ancient cultures wherein the snake is recognized as the keeper of the hidden secrets. The Nasseene Fragment quoted above, found as a quotation in Hippolytus of Rome’s encyclopedic “Refutations of All Heresies,” most likely refers to Jesus pleading with God to allow him to descend into the material world to rescue Sophia, who has lost her way in the illusions of this world, and when rescued becomes the personification of divine wisdom (“Sophia” means wisdom).