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HAHM-SAH:The oldest known mantra (q.v.), it is the sound of the breath going in and out during respiration.
HA-OH-LAHM:The World or Universe. In particular, one of the four Kabalistic worlds.
ASSIAH:Pronounced, "Ahs-Sie-Ah," The fourth of the Four Kabalistic Worlds in descending order. It means world of creation.
ATZILOOT:Pronounced, "Ahts-Ih-Loot," It is the uppermost of the Four Kabalistic Worlds. It means the world of Archetypes or Emanations.
B'RIAH:Pronounced, "B'Ree-Yah", it is the second of the Four Kabalistic Worlds in descending order. It means world of creation.
YETZIRAH:Pronounced, "Yeht-Sihr-Ah," It is the third of the Four Kabalistic Worlds in descending order. It means world of formation.
HAZARD:"Pure chance." In testing with a standard, plain deck of Zenner ESP (q.v.) cards, the average of right answers which can be expected from a "random" machine or a person of no psychic ability is termed "hazard level." In practice, this is twenty percent (20%), or five (5) correct answers in twenty-five (25) attempts. Both higher than hazard and lower than hazard overages are significant.
HCOMA:Pronounced, "Hay-Coh-Mah," it is the Enochian (q.v.) name for the spirit of water (q.v.).
HEATHEN:A person who comes from the heaths. This word has a similar history as Pagan (q.v.). A word used to indicate a person who is a social but non-religious pagan.
HEGEMON / HEGEMONE:From the Greek word "hegemononios" meaning, "a leader", "a guide", "one who has authority over others", and "one who shows the way", "a person who does something first", "a commander"; "to train", "to educate" and "to weigh in the balance". More generally, an assistant of the mysteries who reconciles opposing forces during initiation, and assists the Hierophant (q.v.) and the Hiereus (q.v.) in initiating the same. In the Order of the Astral Star, (q.v.) a senior officer of a Stellar Temple [S.T.]. The Associate Adept and a member of Clergy (Senior Deacon/Deaconess) of a working Lodge of the Society whose station is at the White Pillar in regular working, or at the Middle of the Hall during initiations to symbolize a balance and reconciliation of forces.
HEH-CHA-LOHT:Hebrew for, "Accent." See Merkabah (q.v.).
HEPTAGRAM:A star of seven (7) points drawn with a straight, single, unbroken, reflecting line. It's points are related to the seven traditional planets of astrology (q.v). The principle symbol of the Argentium Astrum [A.A.] ,(q.v.).
HERMETIC ORDER OF THE GOLDEN DAWN, THE; [G.D.]:A secret society organized in the late 1880's. It was able to unite several forms of magick and occult philosophy. Most books on magick written in this century have been written by people who were members of that Order, or who were directly or indirectly influenced by that organization.
HEXAGRAM:A star of six (6) points formed by two overlapping equilateral triangles. Also called the Star or Shield of David, it is the symbol of modern day Jewish Faith. In modern magick, it is used to evoke (q.v.), invoke (q.v.) and banish (q.v.) the spirits and powers of the seven ancient planets. A celestial symbol of the Macrocosm (q.v.) in the Greater and Lesser Rituals of the Hexagram. See LBRH (q.v.). This figure is used by members of the Order of the Astral Star (q.v.) when a figure involving planetary operation requiring the applications of elemental (q.v.) fire (q.v.) or water (q.v.) is needed.
HEXAGRAM, UNICURSAL:A hexagram (q.v.) that is drawn with a single, unbroken, reflecting line. This figure was developed by Aleister Crowley, and is used by members of the Order of the Astral Star (q.v) when a figure involving planetary operations requiring the applications of elemental (q.v.) air (q.v.) is needed.
HIEREUS / HIEREIA:From the Greek meaning "Priest or Priestess" More generally, any priest (priestess) of the mysteries who assists the Hierophant (q.v.) in initiating members. In the Order of the Astral Star, (q.v.) a senior officer of a Stellar Temple [S.T.]. The Assisting Adept and a primary member of Clergy (Priest / Priestess) of a working Lodge of the Society whose station is at the Black Pillar in regular working, or at the West end of the Hall during initiations to symbolize a terrible and avenging force at the confines of matter, at the borders of the Qlippohth being enthroned upon matter and robed in Darkness (black).
HIEROPHANT:Originally, the High Priest of the Greek Mysteries at Eleusis. More generally, any priest of the mysteries who reveals sacred secrets to initiates and candidates during initiation. In the Order of the Astral Star, (q.v.) the chief officer of a Stellar Temple [S.T.]. The principle Adept and ranking Clergy (High Priest / High Priestess) of a working Lodge of the Society whose station is at the East - the direction of light in regular working and initiations. In regular workings, it is customary for a Past Hierophant to stand as the Warden of The East, so that the Hierophant may direct the workings from the center of the Circle.
HIGH MAGICK:Ritual or Ceremonial magick. It is called "high" because it was first developed in places which were at a higher elevation than where farming was done, i.e. in towns or cities. Usually divided into two major classifications according to Don Tyson, Theurgy (q.v.) which literally means "God Work" in Greek and it's opposite, Goety (see Goetia).
HIGHER SELF:According to Don Tyson, That which you really are, as opposed to what you think you are. The truest identity of the individual stripped of all transitory veils.
HODE:In Hebrew, "Mercy". The eighth Sephirah (q.v.) on the Tree of Life (q.v.).
HOUNFOR:Distinguished from the peristyle, or ritual enclosure of Voudoun (q.v.), hounfor is a more general term that means all the physical area, ritual equipment, and persons under the immediate authority of the Houngan, or priest. As such, it is equivalent to the Christian Parish. It may also be used in a more restricted sense to mean the small chamber adjoining the peristyle that contains the alter of one or more Loa (q.v.).
HOUNGAN:A male priest of Voudoun (q.v.), who presides over the rites and gives counsel and magickal aid to worshipers of that religious faith.
HOURS, MAGICKAL:See Planetary Hours.
HOURS, PLANETARY:A division of the day and night into sections ruled by the energies of the planets. To determine the length of each Planetary Hour, divide the daylight hours by twelve. They will be different in length than the night hours (To determine the length of which you divide the total time of darkness by twelve). except on the equinoxes when the Planetary Hours are all sixty minutes in length.
HUMORS:The four elemental qualities that make up the human body according to the ancients. When they are in balance, health results; imbalance creates sickness.
HYPNAGOGIC STATE:A state between sleep and wakefulness, which can tend in either direction. In this state, the consciousness becomes intermittently invaded by images and impulses from the unconscious. A mild dreamlike state.
HYPNOSIS:According to Don Tyson, the techniques for inducing a A HREF="http://www.astralstar.org/journal/dictionary/t.html#trance">trance (q.v.) state in another person or persons (including oneself) during which the will and judgment are temporarily and partially placed in abeyance and become subordinate to the will of the hypnotist. Often it occurs without the knowledge and consent of the entranced individual, the result of a sudden shock or rhythmic sound or gesture. More properly, the techniques for inducing various states of trance in oneself or in other persons during which time the conscious mind is temporarily and partially placed in abeyance and become subordinate to the subconscious mind of the one hypnotized.
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