We introduce our second English update. The update illustrates a picture in which the magical images of the Spirits of Saturn are depicted according to the book “The Elementary Treatise on Practical Magic” (“Traité élémentaire de magie pratique”) by Dr. Papus. A description of the appearance of the Spirits of Saturn according to Papus's “Practical Magic” can be found in this article.
The articles in this update focus on the history of Martinism, occult philosophy, mysticism, magic, astrology, and the difference between black magic and witchcraft.
In this update, for the first time, we are publishing one of the materials from the Teurgia.Org collection of rarities: this is a scan of a letter with medical prescriptions for the treatment of a patient, written by Dr. Papus (Gerard Encausse). The original letter is in French, we decrypted and translated it into English.
We express our gratitude to Margherita Fiorello, a magnificent traditional Western astrologer, for her permission to publish her articles on our portal. In this update, we publish her material on fixed stars and temperament.
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History of Martinism
A medical prescription written by Dr Papus: rare document
This is the first scanned material from the collection of rare documents of Teurgia.Org. This is an original prescription written by Dr. Papus for treating one of his patients. The recipe states the need for the use of homeopathic methods, as well as the presence of an occult effect on the patient. The original document is in French. We translated it into English.
Tree Paths in Western Occult Tradition — Baal-Hiram
This is an article about Tree Paths in Western Occult Tradition: the Path of the Theurg (operational path), the Path of the Mystic (inner path), and the Path of the Knight (outer path of virtue and charity). The author also cites excerpts from the Encyclopedia of Occultism by the Russian Martinist Gregory Mebes.
Black Magic and Sorcery — Baal-Hiram
This article is about the difference between black magic and witchcraft. The article discusses the definitions of black magic and witchcraft, superstition, and other related concepts.
Mysticism, Magic, Theurgy and Magism — Baal-Hiram
This article is about difference between magic and Theurgy. The author also talks about Mysticism and Magism, Ceremonial Magic, Spiritual Alchemy and other related notions, giving their definitions.
Fixed stars and temperament — Margherita Fiorello
Material written by Margherita Fiorello, a traditional Western astrologer, on the effect of fixed stars on a person’s character. The author provides an English translation of the text by Andrea Argoli from "Ptolomeus Parvus". The material first appeared on Margherita Fiorello's blog, “Heaven astrolabe”.
We present the first update in the history of the portal Teurgia.Org in English. The update is illustrated by a picture depicting the magical images of the Spirits of the Sun according to the book "Elementary Treatise on Practical Magic" ("Traité élémentaire de magie pratique") by Dr. Papus. A description of the appearance of the Spirits of the Sun according to the "Practical Magic" of Papus can be found in the corresponding article.
The website Teurgia.Org has been operating in Russian, providing readers with materials on the Western occult tradition since 2009. The decade of the portal was marked by access to international space. The need to provide access to our original copyright articles, materials, publications has been brewing for a long time, and its implementation was associated with significant work to improve the platform on which the website operates, and finally, it happened.
The materials that will replenish the English-language section of Teurgia.Org are devoted to the practical methods and practices of the Western occult tradition, in particular grimoire magic, theurgy, mysticism, initiatory societies, the history of magic art and occult sciences, alchemy, tarot, traditional western astrology, Enochian Magic and many other relevant topics.
Martinism in Russia
Apartment in St. Petersburg where martinist Gregory Mebes lived — Melius Magus
An article with photographs (with help of which you can easily find this place) about an apartment in St. Petersburg in which lived and worked, and also held Martinist meetings, a prominent figure in Russian Martinism, an occultist, a mathematics professor, Gregory Mebes, with his wife, also a Martinist Nesterova Maria Alfredovna. The article also provides information about their arrest, followed by destructive exiles to the Martinists' health and life.
Occult systems of correspondences as a base of magical practice — Baal-Hiram
Baal-Hiram, creator of the Teurgia.Org website, gives recommendations for the study and practice of occultism, a fundamental part of which is the initial study of occult correspondence systems.
Does the magus need religion? — Baal-Hiram
In this article, the author discusses what religion is for the magician, whether it is identical to confessional affiliation; what distinguishes magic as art from magic as handicraft; and also the authors highlights some other nuances of such a delicate topic.
Philosophy and methods of Ceremonial Magic
The importance of building a reverent attitude towards occult symbolism and inventory — Baal-Hiram
In this article, Baal-Hiram, the creator of the portal Teurgia.Org, discusses the importance of respecting ritual instruments and symbols, explains the reason for the need for such an attitude, and the ins and outs of attempts by people with a philistine consciousness to treat sacred objects and symbols neglectfully.