Light in Extension: A Magical Journal
By Adam J. Pearson
A Marginalized Method of Magical Consecration: Introduction to Consecration by Mass
Consecration is one of the fundamental methods, not only of the traditional priestly art of the exoteric priest, but also of the traditional Medieval and Renaissance magician. As Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (2000) reveals in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy, priests and magicians alike have long used a variety of different methods to consecrate magical and sacred objects, methods which range from the use of sacred bells, to the casting of exorcised salt and sanctified Holy Water:
“Bells by consecration and benediction receive virtue that they drive away and restrain lightnings, and tempests, that they hurt not in those places where their sounds are heard; in like manner Salt and Water, by their benedictions and exorcisms, receive power to chase and drive away evil spirits” (Agrippa, 2000).
The exorcisms and benedictions by consecrated Water and Salt of Art to…
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