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EARTH:1) One of the five magickal elements (q.v.). It has the qualities of coolness and dryness. The element of the North.
2) One of the planets (q.v.) of the solar system. The planet that all human beings are from.
EASTERN OCCULTISM:The magickal systems of India, China, Tibet, Japan, and other nations of the far east. It's range is roughly coequal with that of Buddhism (q.v.). In the late 1800's, the writings of Helena P. Blavatski (q.v.) and the Theosophical Society (q.v.), were primarily responsible with bringing the teachings of Eastern Occultism to the West.
ELECTRO-ENCEPHALOGRAM; E.E.G.:A chart, made by means of electric terminals attached to person's head and connected to a tracing instrument, to track and show changes in electric patterns and potential in the brain.
ELEMENTAL:1) A non-physical entity composed entirely of one of the magickal elements. These entities should actually be more properly called "Elementaries" (q.v.) according to classic grimoires (q.v.).
2) A spirit formed entirely from one of the four magickal elements (q.v.) being: Fire = Salamanders; Air = Sylphs; Water = Undines; and Earth = Gnomes. These attributions were made by the ancient German occultist, Paracelsus.
3) A "nature spirit," one of the living beings of the astral (q.v.) world. Less individuated than human beings, sub rational, highly sensitive, emotional, and imaginative creatures with the primary make up of one element (q.v.) and that element's attributes.
ELEMENTAL, ARTIFICIAL:An entity similar to an elemental, but created by a magician from an element (q.v.) or a combination of elements for a specific purpose.
ELEMETARIES:The actual group name for elementals (q.v.) according to classic grimoires (q.v.).
ELEMENTS:There are five recognized magical elements in our system of Magick/Mysticism. These include Air (q.v.), Earth (q.v.), Water (q.v.), Fire (q.v.), and Spirit (q.v.). Some systems have a four element system of Air, Earth, Water, and Fire; some systems utilizes a three element system of Air, Water, and Fire. These names and systems are indicative of Western Esoteric systems.
EMPATHY:From the Greek, "en," meaning "in" and "pathos" meaning "feeling." Literally translated as, "in feeling." The psychic (q.v.) or psionic discipline of feeling the emotional state and/or responses of other souls or entities.
EMPOWERMENT:The assumption of responsibility and control by the individual over his or her own life. Also, the giving or awakening of power to a person, place, or thing.
EMPTY ONES:A term used by Donald Michael Kraig to represent entities who personify despair on a physical or non-physical level. Physical empty ones have no soul, and no hope for the future.
ENCHANT:Literally, "to sing into." The act of casting a magickal spell, especially through the use of muttered, recited, or chanted words of power.
ENOCHIAN:A system of magick (q.v.) channeled by Dr. John Dee, (q.v.) advisor to Queen Elizabeth I of England, and his assistant, Edward Kelley. It was attributed to the Jewish patriarch, Enoch by them. Sometimes this system is called "Angelic." The system was further developed by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn [G.D.] (q.v.).
ENTHUSIASM:A word of Greek origin, which initially meant, "inspiration or possession by a god." In our context, an emotional interest which can lead to total absorption of attention in a subject and hence to some degree of altered states of consciousness (q.v.).
ESBAT:A lesser gathering of Witches/Wiccans (q.v.) and/or Pagans (q.v.) for the purposes of celebration and works of magick (q.v.). An Esbat usually occurs on the nights of the full (q.v.) or new (q.v.) moon (q.v.).
ESOTERIC:Greek for, "secret." A term used to imply a type of knowledge or wisdom that is reserved only for the few.
E.S.P.:See Extra Sensory Perception.
EVIL EYE:The projection of malefic occult force through the glance. Persons, beasts, and growing things "overlooked" by the evil eye are believed to wither and die. A form of intentional psychic attack (q.v.).
EVOCATION:1) To Evoke (q.v.).
2) The calling forth of spirits into tactile and sometimes visible appearance or presence. Usually spirits (q.v.) are evoked inside an equilateral triangle of the art (q.v.) beyond the limit of the protective magick circle that surrounds the magician.
EVOKE:1) From the French language from the Latin "e" meaning "out" and "vocare" meaning "to call." Thus literally meaning, "To call out."
2) To bring an entity from the higher planes into your field of awareness.
EXARP:Pronounced, "Ehx-ahr-pay." It is the Enochian (q.v.) name for the spirit of air (q.v.).
EXORCISE:From the Old French from the Latin from the Greek, "ex" meaning "out" and "horkizein" meaning "to make one swear" from "horkos" meaning "an oath." To drive out. Exorcism rituals remove (drive out) unwanted entities and influences (such as supposed evil spirits) out of an individual animal or person by ritual charms (q.v.) or enchantments (q.v.). To free one from such a spirit. One classification of Abjuration (q.v.).
EXORCISM:To exorcise (q.v.). A verbal formula or ritual used in exorcising.
EXPERIMENTAL METHOD:The measure of truth used in science. A hypothesis is arrived at through observation and research, then tested further by further observation and the use of experiments to determine it's validity. If replicable experiments support the hypothesis, it may then be developed into a theory. An experiment is not considered valid unless it can be successfully reproduced. If a theory is replicated by experiment over enough time and by several different people, and proven to be true, then the theory becomes a law of science, until disproven by another theory.
EXTRA SENSORY PERCEPTION; E.S.P.:A term coined by Dr. J. B. Rhine, generally used to indicate a variety of different phenomena. The gain of awareness without using the physical senses. Denning and Phillips state, the pure ESP, such as the gain of awareness directly form the subject matter, not taking it by telepathy form one mind to another. Generally speaking, we view telepathy as one form of ESP. ESP is the functioning astral senses that correspond to our physical senses. They are all psychic in nature. These include but are not limited to: Clairvoyance (q.v.) as astral sight; Clairaudience (q.v.) as astral hearing; Telepathy (q.v.) as astral speech; Psychometry (q.v.) as one form of astral touch; Empathy (q.v.) as another form of astral touch; Telekinisis (q.v.) as one form of projecting astral force; and Psychonisis (q.v.) as another form of projecting astral force.
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