I quite enjoyed the Green Magic Mini-Course, it was a nice one!
Oh, I am glad to hear it! May I ask your thoughts on Christopher Warnock? I must admit that atm I would rather read his books (packaged for a modern reader) than pour through volumes of renaissance-era philosophy
Three of his book are legally available for free, I wonder why
He’s great! I really like him. He’s very relaxed when he speaks of esoteric philosophy and has a very relaxed practice it seems. Well, he is a Zen Buddhist priest, as far as I understanding, and was initiated into a Sufi order, so perhaps that factors into things.
His books don’t go into full detail on electional astrology or magick, because ultimately, it can’t be taught so easily in just a simple book like so. But, they are really useful!
He also doesn’t fully explain traditional Platonist and Hermetic philosophy in his books, but does give a good introduction to help a more modern person understand the general world-view of the pre-Modern European world-view.
They are definitely pirated (Not everything on Archive.org is there legally). They are not in the public domain. I’d recommend rather buying his works.
Oh, I had no idea!
I also thought at first that it was all stuff in the public domain. But, I’ve found media on there that is definitely not in the public domain (Released only a few years ago, still being sold). There’s also plenty of other media on there illegally. Recently, some publishers have started to crack down on Archive.org more intensely. So, best to be careful about what is given! It’s not all from libraries and such.
@mods, I am not sure if what I have linked is actually problematic? Please let me know what you would like me to do.
There’s a saying that I read in an analogy about studying the traditional Hermetic texts vs modern texts like the Kybalion that I really like (and I’ll probably use this again): “Like sex, better hard and slow than fast and bad”.
Reading through Medieval and Renaissance era texts is more difficult, you’ll have to go about it more slowly, but most things of value are gained that way.
Similarly, an Ancient Sage called Zucrat was reported to have taught his students to start friendships slowly, to not let it grow quickly, because friendships that start quickly and strongly seldom last, but ones that grow slowly are much stronger and more enduring.
Although this isn’t about Warnock’s books, but rather studying traditional texts in general. Christopher Warnock’s books are very helpful and great and faithful to tradition.
It is on my list, just not on the top. I plan on reading some introductory literature to familiarize myself, and then delving into the texts themselves when I am ready to fully immerse into planetary magick and possibly traditional astrology. I imagine this will take many years!
I planted some wormwood and datura into the hellebore box outside the southern window; maybe I’ll get lucky. Cultivating from seed has been a challenge- but I found this wonderous shop!
I ordered 2 mandrake plants, 2 belladonna plants, 1 aconite plant, and 1000 Papaver somniferum seeds. Under 50 euro with shipping! Incredible!
Not sure how this one got passed me! I enjoyed the Henbane and Datura courses.
I struggled to understand the German labeling of the soil I purchased. I was going for chalky and alkaline, but instead purchased and planted in peaty and slightly acidic. I will be sure to have the rite soil for the Belladonna and Mandrake I ordered, which I will keep in pots on my balcony.
Though, Black Hellebore has not minded at all. Perhaps because I didn’t start from seed.