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BANISH:To send away. Banishing rituals clear your working area of unwanted entities and influences. One classification of Abjuration (q.v.).
Wikipedia Cross Reference: Banish
BINAH:Hebrew for, "Understanding". The third (3rd) Sephirah (q.v.) on the Tree of Life (q.v.). It is the top of the left or feminine pillar.
BINDING:To secure a spirit or entity and obtain it's obedience through the authority of Divine names and the threat of punishment. An occult symbol may act as a seal upon the binding, and the spirit may be confined to a certain place, within a specific object, and for a specific time, in order to perform a specific action or to accomplish a specific task.
BIORHYTHMS:The regular rhythmic cycles of the physical body, which may have an amplitude of days, weeks, or even months, and which vary in intensity from individual to individual.
Wikipedia Cross Reference: Biorhythms
BISHOP:From the Greek, "episokopos" meaning "to look upon," as in an overseer. 1) In the Christian Faith, a high ranking member of the clergy (priesthood) who has been consecrated to have ecclesiastical and administrative authority over a district diocese. 2) In the Astral Star, a Prelate of a State Curia, and a member of the General Synod.
Wikipedia Cross Reference: Bishop
BITOM:Pronounced "Bee-Toh-Ehm," it is the Enochian (q.v.) name for the spirit of fire.
BLACK MAGICK:1) The science and art of causing change (in reality or in consciousness) in conformity with will, using means not currently understood by traditional Western science, for the purpose of causing either physical or non-physical harm to yourself or others, and is done either consciously or unconsciously.
2) Magick (q.v.) that is worked for evil purposes or that involves malign actions, agents, or entities.
BLACK MASS:A satanic parody of the mass of the Christian Church, specifically the Catholic Church, in which allegedly the body of naked woman serves as the altar, and other noxious substances is used including excrement, urine, and blood. Black Magick (q.v.) is said to be practiced at these services. It had it's origins in decadent France but was so rare as to be virtually mythical.
BLAVATSKY, HELENA PETROVNA:A Ukrainian woman who was the principle founder and guiding force behind the Theosophical Society. Many members of the Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn [G.D.] (q.v.) were also members of this society. Her importance is also due to two large books she wrote, Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine. Many mystical and occult writings or so-called "channeling" are directly or indirectly based on these two books.
BLOOD OF THE RED LION:In Sex Magick (q.v.) the semen.
BODY, ETHERIC:An emanation of all created things. Halfway between the astral and the physical.
BON:The shamanic religion of Tibet before the coming of Buddhism, which officially supplanted it. In fact many Bon beliefs and practices were absorbed into Tibetan Buddhism, giving it a unique, magickal character.
BOOK OF SHADOWS:A collection of rituals, prayers, charms, and other magickal information compiled by a Witch (q.v.) or group of Witches. It varies from coven (q.v.) to coven. The books of Shadows of Gerald B. Gardner (q.v.) and Alex Sanders (q.v.) serve as the guides for their followers.
B.O.T.A.; BUILDERS OF THE ADYTUM:An American mystical/magickal order/organization still in existence to this day, founded by Paul Foster Case. Paul Foster Case was a member of the Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn [G.D.] (q.v.). The B.O.T.A. was the first organization to present a deck of Tarot (q.v.) cards with the G.D. correspondences of Hebrew letters to each Major Arcana (q.v.) card.
BREAKS:Refers to interruptions in concentration. Aleister Crowley (q.v.) gave techniques to develop concentration and overcome these breaks. Many occultists feel that his techniques are too severe, and have modified them to modern usage, while retaining the same goals and results.
B'RIAH:Pronounced, "B'Ree-Yah", it is the second of the Four Kabalistic Worlds in descending order. It means world of creation.
BRUJERIA:Although based on Voodoo (q.v.), Brujeria has a distinctly Hispanic-American flavor, being the spiritual/magickal system of the Barrio.
Wikipedia Cross Reference: Brujeria
BUDDHISM:A religion and philosophy of life based on the teachings and example Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha. Siddhartha was an Indian Prince who followed the teachings of Hinduism, and lived during the sixth (6th) century Before Christ or Before the Common Era. Buddha is a title of accomplishment and of respect., and means "enlightened one." Buddhism teaches freedom from attachment to worldly things by getting rid of suffering caused by one's desires.
Wikipedia Cross Reference: Buddhism
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