Lecture V - The Measure; Sacred Tools and Equipment


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The Sacred Measure

Since time immemorial people have sought to impose order on a random world. One thing very important to the ancients was that when a monument
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Materials

In Lecture II you learned how your meditation setup is adversely affected by iron and by negative impressed emotions. The same rules apply to the
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Psychic Noise

During the construction of a tool you may have some difficulty that results in the implanting of negative emotions in the tool. If the negative
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Knots and Bindings

During ritual work all jewelry is removed and the body is unbound, preferably “skyclad”. If you wear a robe, a most subtle problem occurs with
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The Hand

Since earliest times the width of the palm of the hand has been used as a measure. It became obvious to the Eygptians that this
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The Measure

Dimensions of all Craft tools should be as close as possible to the sacred measures, and incorporate the idea behind preserving the mathematics. The measure
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The Tools You Need

As you grow in the Craft, you will want to acquire a full set of tools with which to work. Historically, one usually starts with
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Making your Ankh

The wood most preferred for the personal ankh is willow fronds. Woods other than willow can be used, though the necessary straight, flexible pieces are
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Testing your Ankh

At the center of a flat surface at least 6 feet by 6 feet, drive in a thin vertical nail. Put the crook of the
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Making the Robe

Make your robe from white or pastel-colored fabric of linen or cotton. Flannel sheet-blankets are a good source of fabric. A pattern for a man's
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Book of Shadows

In the early months of your Craft work, any good-quality record book will do for your individual book of shadows; but when you progress you
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The Anthame

Begin with a piece of bronze or aluminum 1/8" thick, 1" wide, 11" long. On squared paper draw an outline like the one in Figure
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Baton de Commandment

In days gone by, fertility and early pregnancy were vitally important to the welfare of the tribe. At or slightly before the onset of menstruation,
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The Garter

It is common knowledge these days that the British Order of the Garter was founded by King Edward III in the 14th century specifically to
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The Grand Ankh

The grand ankh is used for measuring the standard circle; it stands by the fire in the center of the circle as the symbol of
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The Broom

The broom is made in the traditional Cinderella way. Ideally the stave is made of ash and the twigs of hazel, birch, or any other
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The Flail

This symbol of authority is specifically associated with the flamen. It is a copy of the very ancient wheat flail of medieval Europe. A powerful
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The Sacred Pentanfaen

The Pentanfaen is the Welsh sacred hearthstone which historically allowed its owner to claim the land around it. The word shows each house to be
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