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Īäк̣'к̄ōṡК̅я̄ōñōs̄ (nomenclature vulgaris: Saturn) (Local Star System Component) ― Īäк̣'к̄ōṡК̅я̄ōñōs̄ is the name used in Garden of Life Astrological Terminology for the component of our local star system, referred to as "Saturn" in the Western mainstream vernacular. Garden of Life uses either terms from the earlier Ægean languages or words constructed from root words in those languages for all components of the Cosmos, or at least for those of the local Universe; partially due to a feeling that the earlier terms represent a more exact and purer resonance with the named object, force, and/or field, than the Latinate term commonly used (theory of deterioration of quality in a copy of a copy of a copy, etc.); and partially because, though we sometimes use, within the Temple, terms for these components derived from Ægyptian culture, and in some cases Sanatana Dharma and Sanskrit, and/or other ancient sources, those seemed a bit "over the top" for daily use (but we never can tell). Also there was a desire to rebalance the Feminine and Masculine Energies in the naming of the Planets and other components of the local star system.

Īäк̣'к̄ōṡК̅я̄ōñōs̄ (day of the Week) ― In the Garden of Life Temple Calendar, the Year, being the Year of the Lady, begins, as it always has, on the Vernal Equinox. Each month is named according to the name of the Astrological Sign and begins when the Sun enters that Sign. The Seven Day Week is used though with different names for the days of the Week. Īäк̣'к̄ōṡК̅я̄ōñōs̄ is equivalent to the day referred to as "Saturday" in the Western mainstream vernacular. The sequence: ḠāēäH̅ēℓ' ℓ ēōs̄, Âʀ̄ṭĭṃĭṡS̅ŭℓēṇH̅êк̣'к̄ŭt̄ā, H̅ēя̇'m̃ēżÆθēñä, Я̅ℎ⃥āä, Åя̄ēżÅя̇ōs̄, Åṗ'f̅я̄ōīṭē, Īäк̣'к̄ōṡК̅я̄ōñōs̄, corresponds to: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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I-Ching 易 經 (ee-ching, yi-jing, yi-king, i-ching) ― see- Yi King

Iatropathy ― Iatropathy is defined as a type of medical technique, distinct from Homeopathy, Allopathy and so forth, particularly in that the medicines and preparations used are taken by the practitionor rather than the patient.

IceLandic ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents which holds teachings originating in and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Ichneumonomancy and Ichneumonoscopy ― When the term Ichneumonomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using the features, movement and/or behaviour of mongeese, especially Herpestes ichneumon or the Ægyptian Mongoose, particularly when they are tracking and recovering Crocodile eggs.

The term Ichneumonomancy is derived from the Greek words: Ἰχνεύμων (Ikhneumon) and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Ichnology ― The Section of Paleontology Dealing with Fossil Footprints. From the Greek root ixnos = track, footstep and the suffix -ology. See -ology.

see also: ,

Ichnomancy and Ichnoscopy ― When the term Ichnomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by the observation of Footprints especially Fossil Footprints.

The term Ichnomancy is derived from the Greek words: Ἴχνος (Ikhnos) meaning track, or footstep, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Ichthy-, Ichthyo- ― This takes the form of ichthyo- before a consonant and ichthy- before a vowel. It derives from the Greek ἰχθύς (ixthus), being a combining form of the word for fish. see also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions

Ichthyomancy and Ichthyoscopy ― When the term Ichthyomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by the shape, colour, movements, behaviours (alone or in schools), heads or entrails of Fishes.

The term Ichthyomancy is derived directly from the Greek Ἰχθύμαντεία (Ikhthyomanteia), and further from the Greek words: Ἰχθύς (Ikhthyos) meaning fish, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Īconōmancy and Īconōscopy ― When the term Īconōmancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by studying Icons or Images.

The term Īconōmancy is derived from the Greek words: Εἰκών (Ikon) meaning likeness or image, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Id ― When used in reference to the field of Analytical Psychology the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends within the person. The id is the unorganized part of the personality structure which contains the basic drives. The part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest. The id acts according to the "pleasure principle", seeking to avoid pain or displeasure aroused by increases in instinctual tension.

The id is unconscious by definition: "It is the dark, inaccessible part of our personality, what little we know of it we have learned from our study of the dream-work and of the construction of neurotic symptoms, and most of that is of a negative character and can be described only as a contrast to the ego. We approach the id with analogies: we call it a chaos, a cauldron full of seething excitations... It is filled with energy reaching it from the instincts, but it has no organization, produces no collective will, but only a striving to bring about the satisfaction of the instinctual needs subject to the observance of the pleasure principle."

In the id, "contrary impulses exist side by side, without canceling each other out....There is nothing in the id that could be compared with negation...nothing in the id which corresponds to the idea of time."

Developmentally, the id precedes the ego; i.e. the psychic apparatus begins, at birth, as an undifferentiated id, part of which then develops into a structured ego. Thus, the id:

"...contains everything that is inherited, that is present at birth, is laid down in the constitution — above all, therefore, the instincts, which originate from the somatic organization, and which find a first psychical expression here (in the id) in forms unknown to us.

Jung saw the psyche or total personality as several interacting systems. In place of Freud's superego, ego and id, Jung recognized an ego, a personal unconscious and a collective unconscious. In the personal unconscious were to be found various complexes, and in the collective unconscious were archetypal dispositions to think, perceive and act in a certain way

Idea ― A presentation of apprehended and/or imagined sense, concept, thought, opinion and/or other object of mental formulation whether characterized as known, believed or supposed.

Idengraphy ― When the term Idengraphy is used in reference to a type of Divination, it generally refers to the divination of the true character of individuals by examining the specifics and peculiarities of their handwriting. [The naming of this divination style has had an unusual amount of controversy, evidently many take their handwriting more personally than other components of their being which might bear analyzation in and of itself. The names suggested include Philography, Graphomancy, Chiromancy, Chirography, Graphonomy, Graphoanalysis and Graphometry.]. One of the earliest practitioners and proponents of handwriting analysis in 1610, Prospero Aldorisio in Naples heavily debated the name for his new science, and rejected suggestions for: Graphirology (Grafirologia), Grammilogy (Grammilogia), Grammimancy (Gramminantia), Graphilogy (Grafilogia). His final decision was to use the term Idengraphy (Idengrafia). In part his reasoning was, the discipline of handwriting analysis for character should be called neither 'Grammilogy' or 'Grammimancy', since the name, in order to identify the science, should reveal the meaning not only of the material part but also of the formal part of the studies. At any rate, Idengraphy as utilized by Prospero Aldorisio was evidently quite successful and comprehensive in the information which could be obtained.

The term Idengraphy is derived from Middle French identité (attested to the 1300ce); from Late Latin (the 400s ce) Identitatem (nomative Identitas) meaning sameness, oneness; which came from Ident-, the combining form of Latin's Idem (neut.) meaning 'the same'; abstracted from Identidem meaning 'over and over', previously from phrase idem et idem; and the Greek word: Γραφή (Grafē) meaning writing, representation by means of lines. How this 'reveals the formal part of the study', is anybody's guess.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Ideogram ― Ideogram pictograph of a whole idea or thing used in a systemized written language.
See also: Garden of Life WordPlay Index

Ideros ― Ideros as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Ἰδέριως meaning (Love from first sight)

See also: Ἰδέριως, and Love

Idolomancy and Idoloscopy ― When the term Idolomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by Idols, images, or figures.

The term Idolomancy is derived from the Greek words: Εἰδωλ (Eidol) meaning idol, image, or likeness [further derived from Εἴδωλον (Eidolon) meaning image, idol, double, apparition, phantom, and/or ghost], and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Idosomancy and Idososcopy ― When the term Idosomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination utilizing sweat.

The term Idosomancy is derived from the Greek words: Ἶδος (Idos) meaning sweat, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Illuminates of Thanteros ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding Kaos Mægik as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. The Illuminates of Thanateros is a magic society, founded in 1978, that pursues Chaos or Kaos Mægik. This fraternal magical society has been an important influence on some forms of modern esotericism. In the late 1970s, Ray Sherwin and Peter Carroll, two young British occultists with a strong interest in ritual magic, began to publish a magazine called The New Equinox. Both were connected with a burgeoning occult scene developing around a metaphysical bookstore in London's East End called The Phoenix. According to themselves, both men quickly became dissatisfied with the state of the Magical Arts and the deficiencies they saw in the available occult groups. So in 1978 they published a small announcement in their magazine proclaiming the creation of a new kind of magical order, one based on a hierarchy of magical ability rather than invitation, a magical meritocracy. It was to incorporate elements of Thelema, Zos Kia Cultus, shamanism, tantra and Taoism. They called their creation the Illuminates of Thanateros (IOT), referring to the dualism of the gods of Death (Thanatos) and Love (Eros). The current incarnation of this group, the IOT does not charge membership or initiation fees. This is a difference from many other international magical orders, and indeed from most fraternal organizations. Unlike such groups as the OTO or various offshoots of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the IOT is a non-incorporated society, rather than a legal entity or non-profit corporation.

Illuminati ― see: The Illuminati

Illumination ― When used in the context of MetaPhysical and/or Spiritual thought, Illumination (also refered to as Transcendence) is understood to refer to the idea of moving one's frame of experiencing life and the Cosmos from one level to another one, presumable a "higher" or possibly "deeper" level, but regardless in a more complete manner. There is a certain amount of what is colloquially referred to as a 'pulling oneself up by one's own bootstraps' implied.

See also: Apotheosis

Illuminatism ― see: The Illuminati

Illustration

See also: Graphic Visual Arts, Art

Imaginary Time ― Mathematicians are a clever lot. Just because a concept may not make sense at an intuitive level doesn't mean that it can't be used to help understand nature. Take imaginary numbers, for example. If you start with any "real" number and multiply it by itself, you get a positive number. For instance, 2 times 2 equals 4 but so does -2 times -2. That means the square root of 4 equals both 2 and -2. But what would the square root of -4 be? Mathematicians invented imaginary numbers to answer this question, defining the number i to equal the square root of -1 (making the square root of -4 equal to 2i). Imaginary numbers can be used to help explain tunnelling, a quantum mechanical process in which, for instance, a particle can spontaneously pass through a barrier. In trying to unify general relativity with quantum mechanics, physicists used a related idea in which they would measure time with imaginary numbers instead of real numbers. By using this so-called imaginary time, physicists Stephen Hawking and Jim Hartle showed that the universe could have been born without a singularity. Einstein used in his theorys, negative time which could also be called imaginary time applicable in a collapse of the universe, passing though a singularity into a state where the spacetime dimensions(3s+1t) changes into all space-like dimensions (4s)?

From http://www.virtualchaos.org/science/apndx.html:
MINKOWSKI'S FOUR - DIMENSIONAL SPACE ("WORLD") [Supplementary to Section XVII]
We can characterize the Lorentz Transformation still more simply if we introduce the imaginary sqr(-1) times ct in place of t as time-variable. If, in accordance with this, we insert * x 1 = x * x 2 = y * x 3 = z * x 4 = imaginary sqr(-1) times ct, and similar for the accorded system K', then the condition which is identically satisfied by the transformation can be expresses thus: (I 2) X'12 + X'22 + X'32 + X'42 = X12 + X22 + X32 + X42 . That is, by the afore-mentioned choice of "co-ordinates," (IIa) is transformed into this equation. We see from (I 2) that the imaginary time co-ordinate x4 enters into the condition of transformation in exactly the same way as the space co-ordinates x1, x2, x3.It is due to this fact that, according to the theory of relativity, the " time " x 4 enters into natural laws in the same form as space co-ordinates x1 , x2 , x3 . A four dimensional continuum described by the " co-ordinates " x1 , x2 , x3 , x4 , was called " world " by Minkowski, who also termed point-event a " world-point. " From a " happening " in three dimensional space, physics becomes, as it were, an " existence " in the four dimensional " world. " This four dimensional " world " bear a close similarity to the three dimensional " space " of (Euclidean) analytical geometry. If we introduce into the latter a new Cartesian co-ordinate system (x'1 , x'2 , x'3 ) with the same origin, then system x'1 , x'2 , x'3 are linear homogeneous functions of x1 , x2 , x3 , which identically satisfy the equation X'12 + X'22 + X'32 = X12 + X22 + X32 The analogy with (I 2) is a complete one. We can regard Minkowski's " world " in a formal manner as a four dimensional Euclidean space (with imaginary time co-ordinate) ; the Lorentz transformation corresponds to a " rotation " of the co-ordinate system in the four dimensional "world. " Or from Peter Carroll's inimitable elucidation: "Space exhibits no preferred direction. Although local conditions may favour conventions such as up or down, Australia's up does not correspond to Belgium's, and left or right depends entirely on personal orientation, or perhaps we should say occidentation. Some antipodeans prefer world maps or globes with their own continent in the local up direction. Similarly the universe does not favour any particular direction in any of its three temporal directions, all apparent distinctions arise from our attempts to impose convenient conventions. Such conventions, however, seem to obscure the full enormity of what surrounds us. Classical Newtonian style time, modified only slightly by relativity, consists of only a single dimensional line along which the spatial universe progresses from vaguely remembered or approximately recorded points in the past to uncertain or vaguely calculable points in the future; whilst causal determinism plays its largely inscrutable hand, and entropy inexorably increases. History must have about the same bullshit quotient as prediction then. Quantum mechanical time, and indeed the time scheme of any system involving probability calculus which does not assume crypto-determinism, suggests that we should not regard any moment of the past or future as a definite point where only one set of events did or will occur, but rather as a two dimensional plane of possibility. Official causal classical dogma notwithstanding, most people believe in an indeterminate future, not entirely specified by the conditions of the present. Few however, can get their heads around the idea of an equally indeterminate past, although quantum physics and certain magical and parapsychological results specify exactly that. We lack any kind of sense organ or instrument that can 'see' reliably across time in the way that we can see across three dimensional space, because the space to time ratio has such an enormous value compared to our bodies. Thus whilst we can see quite a bit of three dimensional space around ourselves, we can only perceive time as a series of point like moments. We then string those points together by memory and expectation to produce an apparent line of one dimensional time, even though this contradicts our expectation that at least the future contains many possibilities. If the universe actually 'moved' through a three rather than a one dimensional timescape then the line joining every part of recorded history would still seem one dimensional, but we would have to regard all those parts of the three dimensional temporal matrix which the universe probably did not, or probably will not visit, as making some contribution to the conditions at any observed moment. Such conditions arise directly from the non local and atemporal fields subtended by the particles that constitute all known forms of matter and energy. (See Peter James Carroll's Hyperwarp 8D [2012 update]) Thus in a sense, we can have the cake of parallel universes without suffering the indigestion attendant on trying to find a 'place' to put them, for they consist only of fundamental fields, rather than the particles which subtend them, 'feeling out' possible pasts and futures for the universe at any point. Thus we can conceptualise the plane of probability lying orthogonally to the line of ordinary time extrapolated from classical considerations, with less profitable events lying further from the centre of the plane than more probable ones. To make sense of this mathematically we have to use Minkowski space-time rather than Euclidean space. In Minkowski space-time, time appears as an imaginary form of space and enters the equation as ict where i equals the square root of minus one and we have to multiply temporal separations t, by c, lightspeed, the enormous ratio of space to time to put them both on the same scale. Then by a simple extension of Pythagorean geometry the separation between any two points in space-time appears as the square root of the spatial separation squared plus the square of ict. As a result, large spatial separations with small temporal separations appear as slightly reduced real spatial separations, whilst large temporal separations with small spatial separations appear as imaginary 'distances'. This seems a reasonable formulation when you consider that you cannot walk 'to' next Tuesday." (end Peter Carroll quotation) According to most sources the original imaginary time was posited in the 1950s, called "Wick Rotation". Hawking got zinged by the physics community for seeming to claim it alone in A Short History of Time. His contribution was to use it in curved space in the course of deriving his no boundary condition. He did issue a statement clarifying the issue. The reason for the imaginary time is that Feynmann's famous path integrals, which worked fine in non relativistic QM, become unstable when you try to compute them in relativistic Minkowski spacetime, with the negative time in the metric. Wick's idea was to multiply Minkowski's time by i, the square root of minus 1. That converts the metric to Euclidean ds2 = c2dt2 + dx2 + dy2 + dzV, and with units so that c = 1, it becomes pure Euclidean 4D space. Then you do the computations. The integrals are stable in the new metric and you get your answers. Then you "rotate back" by converting it back to t. This is all justified by well known procedures in complex variables.

Imbolc ― The name used within a wide variety of Pagan Traditions to indicate a HolyDay usually, though not universally Celebrated on February 1st - 2nd in the Northern Hemisphere. Many of the modern Pagan Traditions associated with this HolyDay originated in Ireland as a holy day for Brighid (pronounced "breed"), the Great Mother Goddess, viewed in the form of a Bride for the returned Sun God. Imbolc is also known as Imbolg (Irish Gaelic for "in the belly"), Candlemas; Feast of Torches, Oimelc ("ewe's milk" in Scottish Gaelic), Lupercalia and Brigid's day.

Imeros ― Imeros as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Ἴμερος meaning longing or yearning after, especially in the sense of passion, love, lust;

See also: Ἴμερος, and Love

Impetrativa ― When the term Impetrativa is used in reference to a type of Divination, it generally refers to one of the two great sub-categories of types of Divination in one system of their taxonomy; Impetrativa includes all those types of Divination where human participation is required to begin the process. In other words a Practitionor must cast, draw from a set, or otherwise generate the display from which the interpretations will be made, such as in all types of Sortilege, as well as Tarot, Yi King and a multitude of others. Impetrativa is considered in contrast to Oblavita where the Divinations are produced by observing and interpreting Natural occurrences that do not require human participation to begin the process, such as by Clouds, flights of Birds, Meteors and so forth. Impetrativa means solicited or provoked. Some types of Divination are difficult to place in one of these two sub-categories, such as those involving Dream interpretation, since there are diverse opinions on how Dreams are produced.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Implement Arts ― When the term Arts is used in the context of the various categories of Art, it normally refers to

See also: Ornamental Functional Arts, Art

Inalienable ― Incapable of being surrendered or transferred

Incarnating ― The act of assuming corporeal form, Spirit, not within, but perhaps anchored to Matter.

Incarnation ― Incarnation is a term often used to refer to a particular incarnation, i.e.: a lifetime within a series of lifetimes.

Incense ― When the term Incense is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to any substance which when burned gives off specific fragrance, corresponding to various concepts and/or forces, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Incense Accoutrements ― When the term Incense Accoutrements is used in reference to Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools and/or Foci it generally refers to holders, cases, snuffers, charcoals, lighters and so forth which may be used with the incense to achieve the desired effect.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Inchoate ― Not yet fully extant, potential and at least partly manifested but not fully manifested, not yet certain or specific, firmly begun, in an incipient state.

Incorporation of Natural Environmental Sounds

see also: Sound as a Mægikal Implement

IndigenoPaganism ― includes PaleoPaganism and SocioPaganism or CiviloPaganism.

Individualism ― A point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is

Individuality ― irreducible essence

lndividuation ― It is important to remember that Individuation, as it pertains to metaphysical realities, is a complex process, with a number of component phases. For the maximum benefit to accrue to an Individual, each phase must be completely absorbed, in a certain order, all the way through the ultimate integration of all of the components into the Potential Perfection of the Person. There are resonances with the idea of self-organization. There are some very linear parts of the initial phases of the process, during which the various parts that will eventually be integrated into the authentic individual, are identified, studied, and brought into the light of understanding.

the process of self-development in which an individual integrates the many facets of the psyche to become him or her self - an individual, a separate, indivisible unity with a sense of psychic wholeness. The process by which members of a society become differentiated from one another. Individuation might thus be summarized as the self-formation of the personality into a coherent whole.

Psychiatric pioneer Carl Gustav Jung (1875 – 1961) produced extensive erudite and beneficial writings on the process of Individuation. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung used the Axiom of Maria, of Alkhemikal fame, as a metaphor for the process of individuation. One is unconscious wholeness; two is the conflict of opposites; three points to a potential resolution; the third is the transcendent function, described as a "psychic function that arises from the tension between consciousness and the unconscious and supports their union"; and the one as the fourth is a transformed state of consciousness, relatively whole and at peace.

Jung speaks of the axiom of Maria as running in various forms through the whole of alchemy like a leitmotiv. In "The Psychology of the Transference" he writes of the fourfold nature of the transforming process using the language of Greek alchemy:

"It begins with the four separate elements, the state of chaos, and ascends by degrees to the three manifestations of Mercurius in the inorganic, organic, and spiritual worlds; and, after attaining the form of Sol and Luna (i.e., the precious metal gold and silver, but also the radiance of the gods who can overcome the strife of the elements by love), it culminates in the one and indivisible (incorruptible, ethereal, eternal) nature of the anima, the quinta essentia, aqua permanens, tincture, or lapis philosophorum. This progression from the number 4 to 3 to 2 to 1 is the 'axiom of Maria'..."

4 – 3 – 2 – 1 obviously brings to mind various fundamentals of Pythagorean thought as well. And it is interesting to investigate this process in correlation to the idea of component parts which make up a Sentient, such as in the Ægyptian paradigm.

Many systems and Traditions, such as the range of Sanatana Dharma, and ancient Ægyptian, recognize and have terminology for discussing the different general types of "self". In the West, it's just the Ego, and sometimes vague referrences to the True Self, and/or Higher Self. Atman,

Inebriantia ― are those substances, natural and/or artificial, from plants, animals, and minerals, as well as elemental chemical processes, which in the arena of Pharmakopea, operate as keys and inductors to drunkenness of the innermost and/or outermost sense, and states inbetween

There are numerous systems of taxonomy of psycho-active substances, we are including terms from poet and ethnobotanist Dale Pendell's system here, as it seems to us to be the most comprehensive and consistent. His system is laid out in his remarkable non-linear trilogy: Pharmako/Poeia, Pharmako/Dynamis, and Pharmako/Gnosis. Noting that as he points out frequently, this is about a Poison Path, and there are numerous dangers to be had, especially for the unprepared and uninformed. But regardless he includes, as representative of this class: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Vitus vinifera, Hordeum vulgare, Aqua Vitae, Æther, Fossil Fuel

Ineffability ― Ineffability is concerned with ideas that cannot or should not be expressed in spoken words (or language in general), often being in the form of a taboo or incomprehensible term. This property is commonly associated with philosophy, aspects of existence, and similar concepts that are inherently "too great", complex, or abstract to be adequately communicated. In addition, illogical statements, principles, reasons, and arguments are intrinsically ineffable along with impossibilities, contradictions, and paradoxes. Terminology describing the nature of experience cannot be properly conveyed in dualistic symbolic language; it is believed that this knowledge is only held by the individual from which it originates. Profanity and vulgarisms can easily and clearly be stated, but by those who consider they should not be said, they are considered ineffable. Thus, one method of describing something that is ineffable is by using apophasis, i.e. describing what it is not, rather than what it is.

Ineffable ― Incapable of being expressed in words, with the implication of being beyond those things which may be expressed in language.

Inflexive Language ― Inflexive language a language that adds one moneme or phoneme to a verb to denote case, number, gender, person, tense, etc. (Latin, Greek, Russian, etc.), as opposed to agglutinative languages.

Informal Spiritual Celebrations ― Informal Spiritual Celebrations occur in many Traditions, whether Open or designated Members Only. The Garden of Life holds Open Informal Spiritual Celebrations where general meditative processes are practiced without focus on the Garden of Life particular forms. For Example: Friday Night Drummings where all interested may come to Drum, Dance and/or simply Listen and experience the benefits thereof. Like most Pagan organizations, Garden of Life does not proselytize, in fact it's one of the few things specifically forbidden in the Articles of Organization. So at these Informal Spiritual Celebrations no attempts will be made at proselytization other than having literature available, postings of Garden of Life Events and having someone qualified to answer Individual's questions available.

See also: HolyDay, Garden of Life Temple Celebrations, Celebratory Rites and Festivals of ḠĀĒÄ, Lunar Celebratory Rites and Festivals, Solar Celebratory Rites and Festivals, Θê'ēäñäд'äs̄, and Sacramental Celebrations

Information ― Accumulation of Data, see: Knowledge

Initiation ― Initiation is the marking of the completion of a stage in development, and usually the beginning of the next phase. Mircea Eliade discussed initiation as a principle religious act by classical or traditional societies. He defined initiation as "a basic change in existential condition," which liberates man from profane time and history. "Initiation recapitulates the sacred history of the world. And through this recapitulation, the whole world is sanctified anew... [the initiand] can perceive the world as a sacred work, a creation of the Gods."
Reasons for and functions of Initiation
* "this real valuation of ritual death finally led to conquest of the fear of real death."
* "[initiation's] function is to reveal the deep meaning of existence to the new generations and to help them assume the responsibility of being truly men and hence of participating in culture."
* "it reveals a world open to the trans-human, a world that, in our philosophical terminology, we should call transcendental."
* "to make [the initiand] open to spiritual values."

Types of initiation
Eliade differentiates between types of initiations in two ways: types and functions. Types
* Puberty Rites- "collective rituals whose function is to effect the transition from childhood or adolescence to adulthood." They represent "above all the revelation of the sacred."
* Entering into a Secret Society-
* Mystical Vocation- "the vocation of a medicine man or a shaman." This is limited to the few who are "destined to participate in a more intense religious experience than is accessible to the rest of the community."

These can be broken into two types:
* puberty rites, "by virtue of which adolescents gain access to the sacred, to knowledge, and to sexuality-- by which, in short, they become human beings."
* specialized initiations, which certain individuals undergo in order to transcend their human condition and become proteges of the Supernatural Beings or even their equals."

See also: Forms & Techniques,

Initiator ― Initiator

See also: Practitionor, Celebrant, The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

Initiatrix ― Initiatrix

See also: Practitionor, Celebrant, The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

Ink Scrying or Skrying ― When the term Ink Scrying is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by gazing into a pool of Ink, then interpreting whatever impressions may form. Most frequently a true Black Ink is preferred but some use Blue-Blacks, and other colours, usually when the colour is specific to the question being divined.

The word Skrying or Scrying comes from the old English word Descry meaning 'to see" or "to observe", possibly meaning "to make out dimly" or "to reveal", (further descended from the Old French descrier meaning 'publish, proclaim', perhaps confused with obsolete descry meaning 'describe') ; thus, Scrying or Skrying is most accurately accorded to those types of Divination Systems which rely on the sense of Sight, and involve Gazing.

see: Scrying

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Inner Robe of Glory ― When the term Inner Robe of Glory is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to the abstract concept of a Sentient part of an Individual which has a reach beyond this material plane itself, or a material object which represents this; specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. The concept is grounded in Ægyptian and Sumerian thought, and is also related to all of the lingam and yoni symbolism, as well as the Taiqi of the Daoists.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

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Inspired Spontaneous Utterance ― When the term Inspired Spontaneous Utterance is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to an outpouring of thoughts in language from a Officiant or Celebrant at a Werking, which simply occurs during the Werking, without any form of planning (other than possibly leaving space for such, and/or invoking this in the intent of the Werking) about the content or form of the words spoken.

see also: Sound as a Mægikal Implement

Instrumentalism ― When used in reference to a point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is

Intangibles ― Things, primarily ideas, concepts, ideals, values which while known to be real due to the universality or near univerality of human experience perceiving their existence, are incapable of being perceived by the standard five senses, especially the sense of touch, including but not limited to: Beauty, Good, Evil, Truth, Freedom, Honour, Right, Wrong, Virtue, Vice and so forth.

Intent Sigils ― When the term Intent Sigil is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to an inscribed or painted symbol considered to have magical power. a sign, word, or device held to have occult power in astrology or magic, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Intentional Community

Intentional Tribe

Investiture ― At it's most basic investiture is a term indicating a third party dressing of someone in symbolic raiment. It may refer to the act, process, and/or ceremony of enrobing and/or placing the insignias and objects indicative of the holding of a particular office into a persons hands. It also refers to the state of being so enrobed and/or endowed. The Investiture when it occurs may be of any nature from very simple ranging to extremely complex, depending on the methodologies which have become Sacred to a particular Tradition, and is often quite beautiful. For example, we find the Investiture of Priestess Wings, as sometimes performed in the Garden of Life rather striking. Greek: τελετή αναλήψης καθηκόντων (Teleta Analapses Kathekonton)

See also: Forms & Techniques,

Invisible Fire ― also called Cunning Fire, Secret Fire, Whist Fire, Serpent Fire see Secret Fire

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding Krishna to be the supreme Lord over all deities, and stressing bhakti (the way of devotion), particularly as taught in the teachings of Guru Caitanya Mahaprabu as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. International Society for Krishna Consciousness is a religious organization for devotees of Krishna (also spelled Krsna). ISKCON is often referred to as Hare Krishna, because of the first two words of the principle mantra: "Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare." Krishna means "The All-Attractive," Hare addresses the energy of God, and Rama means "The Greatest Pleasure." These names of God and the Hare Krishna Mantra are derived from ancient Indian texts of knowledge called Vedas. The Tilaka mark appears on the foreheads of all followers of Hare Krishna. The two stripes signify the lotus feet of Krishna; the leaf in the center represents holy basil, or Tulasi that traditionally adorns His feet. ISKCON and Sanatana Dharma both trace their beginnings to the Vedas and to the Bhagavad-Gita text. Whereas mainstream Sanatana Dharma regards Krishna to be the 8th incarnation of Vishnu (the Preserver and one of the Hindu trinity of deities), ISKCON regards Krishna to be the supreme Lord over all deities, including Vishnu. They are therefore a monotheistic faith group. The roots of the faith can be traced back to the advent of Krishna, 5000 years ago in a village in India called Vrindavana. The faith has been revived in recent history by the 16th Century Guru Caitanya Mahaprabu who is regarded by the Hare Krishnas as an incarnation of Krishna in the form of His own devotee. He taught that Lord Krishna was the principle deity, God Himself, and that everyone can regain a personal relationship with Krishna through sankirtana (congregational chanting of God's names, specifically the Hare Krishna Mantra). This tradition was continued by a line of Gurus including (early in this century) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Gosvami Maharaj. Their beliefs share much with conventional Sanatana Dharma. Their sacred text is the Hindu poem Bhagavad-Gita that contains conversations between Lord Krishna and a soldier Arjuna. A common ISKCON expression is "We are not this body." That is, we are all spirit souls who are temporarily trapped in a material body and its cares and woes. Their goal is to break away from samsara (endless repetitive reincarnations) and return to the kingdom of God.

Some of ISKCON's main differences from mainline Sanatana Dharma are:
• Liberation from samsara is attained through sankirtana, which is congregational singing of God's names, which leads to Krishna Consciousness.
• Krishna is worshipped as the Supreme God; they believe that one can attain a personal relationship with Him.
     Jesus Christ is recognized as a directly empowered representative of Krishna.
• Hell as a temporary destination after death for people who have sinned greatly while on earth.
• Devotees need a spiritual master, who is in a line of succession from the guru Caitanya
     (or one of three other lines of disciple succession who worship Krishna as the Supreme God.)
• Eating food prepared for and offered to God is an act of communion with Krishna.
     When such food is eaten, Krishna's energy purifies the body of the devotee.
Their "Nine Processes of Devotional Service" are: * Hearing about God, * Chanting the names of God, * Remembering God by reading, associating with devotees, * Serving the Lord Krishna in the temple, * Worshiping God by preparation of food, decorating the Lord, bringing others to see Him, * Praying to God, * Encouraging others to chant the names of God, * Developing a close personal and intimate relationship with God and * Giving everything to God including the body.

Interpolation ― When used in reference to intellectual endeavors, Interpolation indicates the use of the process of calculating, positing and adding information to a system of thought and/or Tradition, such as by intuitively considering values already known within the system and obtaining probable value by comparison to the established values of the system.

Interpretation ― When used in reference to intellectual endeavors, Interpretation refers to explanation of items not explicit within a system of thought and/or Tradition, such as by pointing out or suggesting inner relationships and/or motives for particular actions, events and/or statements within the system, and/or by relating particulars to general principles

Intuition ― Knowing by direct insight and/or cognition.

Intuitionism ― When used in reference to a point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is

Invocation ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation of Experiential Spiritual Methodology, Invocation is any practice and/or action with the intended goal of inculcating assistance from divine forms with whom one has resonance.

INVOCATION (when considered as a Sacrament) ― see: EVOCATION / INVOCATION

Involuntarism ― A point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is

Iridology ― The study of the eye, its textures, pigmentation and changes in the iris structure as it pertains to your health. The iris reveals inherent characteristics of tissues, metabolic and nutritional imbalances, various stages of inflammation and general health level. Nerve filaments in the iris receive impressions from every organ of the body via the autonomic and cerebrospinal nervous systems. Changes in the body chemistry disturb the process by which iris color is maintained. Discoloration appears as a sign before any clinical change in the blood or urine chemistry. Developed by Ignatz Peczeky, a Holistic Health technique which supposedly allows one to diagnose unrelated diseases (such as a sprained ankle or weak back) by reading the color patterns of the eye's irises. Some practitioners also claim ability to diagnose emotional or mental problems. see also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions

Iridomancy and Iridoscopy ― When the term Iridomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by observation of the iris of the eye; by reading the colors of the eye and the patterns of the iris; similar to the way the lines in the palm of the hand may be read in Palmistry. This word is rarely used; Oculomancy may be preferable, though it is not specific to the Iris, and includes inspection of the entire eye.

The term Iridomancy is derived from the Greek words: Ἶρις (Iris) meaning the Dawn Goddess, Rainbow, or curved coloured object, in it's combining form Ἶριδ (Irid-) and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Irresistible is Her Harbinger Veil ― When the term Irresistible is Her Harbinger Veil is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to the Translucent White Opalescent Silk Veil of the True Will and Intuition.

see also: Veil, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Ishwara Pranidhana see also - Niyamas ― The Niyama that is Ishwara Pranidhana is categorized as living in constant awareness of the Divine, obviously this is an oversimplification but a useful one for metaphysical study. The Niyamas are one of the Eight Limbs of Raja Yoga from the traditions of the Indus Valley. The Niyamas or observances (Do's) are also divided into five and complete the ethical precepts started with the Yama. The other four of the five Niyamas are:
Saucha or purity - (internal and external cleanliness, at all levels)
Santosha or contentment
Tapas or detachment from bondage to anything, some practice austerity for this
Swadhyaya or study of the sacred texts

Isian Wicca ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Islam ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, Islamic Traditions [sometimes called Muslim Traditions (incorrectly Mohammedean)] are primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding monotheistic religious doctrines as taught by Muhammad, as the last Prophet of Allah as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. There are many sects of Islam and believers are called Muslims. The name of this religion, Islam, is derived from the word "salam," which is often interpreted as meaning "peace." However "submission" would be a better translation. A Muslim is a follower of Islam. "Muslim" is an Arabic word that refers to a person who submits themselves to the will of God. Muslims traditionally acknowledge respect for Muhammad, Jesus and other prophets by adding "peace be upon them" either the entire phrase spelled out or an abbreviation "(pbuh)" after their names. Many Muslims feel that the phrases "Islamic terrorist" or "Muslim terrorist," which have been observed so often in the media, are oxymorons. Most religious historians view Islam as having been founded in 622 CE by Muhammad the Prophet (peace be upon him).* He lived from about 570 to 632 CE). The religion started in Mecca, when the angel Jibreel (Gabriel) read the first revelation to Muhammad (pbuh). (Mohammed and Muhammed (pbuh) are alternate spellings for his name.) Islam is seen as the youngest of the world's great religions.*

However, many if not most of the followers of Islam believe that:
     • Islam existed before Muhammad (pbuh) was born,
     • The origins of Islam date back to the creation of the world, and
     • Muhammad (pbuh) was the last of a series of Prophets.
Followers of Islam are called Muslims. "Allah" is an Arabic word that means "the One True God." An alternate spelling for "Muslim" that is occasionally used is "Moslim"; it is not recommended because it is often pronounced "mawzlem": which sounds like an Arabic word for "oppressor". Some Western writers in the past have referred to Islam as "Mohammedism"; this is deeply offensive to many Muslims, as its usage can lead some to the concept that Muhammad the Prophet (pbuh) was in some way divine.
Important texts: There are two main texts consulted by Muslims:
     • the Qur'an (Recitation) are the words of God. Muslims believe that it was revealed to Muhammad by the archangel Jibril (Gabriel). This was originally in oral and written form; they were later assembled together into a single book, the Qur'an. Its name is often spelled "Koran" in English. This is not recommended, as some Muslims find it offensive.
     • The Hadith, which are collections of the sayings of Muhammad (pbuh). They are regarded as the Sunnah (lived example) of Muhammad.
The Quran gives legitimacy to the Hadith. It states: "Nor does he say aught of his own desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him" (53:3-4). However, the writings are not regarded as having the same status as the Holy Qur'an; the latter is considered to be God's word. The great Islamic scholar Yahya bin Sharaf Ul-Deen An-Nawawi compiled a collection of 43 sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is now known as "Al-Nawawi's Forty Hadiths"

Islamic beliefs:
• Islam considers six fundamental beliefs to be the foundation of their faith:
     1. A single, indivisible God. (God, the creator, is just, omnipotent and merciful. "Allah" is often used to refer to God; it is the Arabic word for God.)
     2. The angels.
     3. The divine scriptures, which include the Torah, the Psalms, the rest of the Bible,
         (as they were originally revealed) and the Qur'an (which is composed of God's words,
         dictated by the Archangel Gabriel to Muhammad).
     4. The Messengers of God, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus and
         Muhammad -- the last prophet; (peace be upon them).
         Muhammad's message is considered the final, universal message for all of humanity.
     5. The Day of Judgment when people will be judged on the basis of their deeds while on earth,
         and will either attain reward of Heaven or punishment in Hell. They do not believe that Jesus or
         any other individual can atone for another person's sin. Hell is where unbelievers and sinners
         spend eternity. One translation of the Qur'an, 98:1-8, states: "The unbelievers among the People
         of the Book and the pagans shall burn for ever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures."
         ("People of the Book" refers to Christians, Jews and Muslims). Paradise is a place of physical and
         spiritual pleasure where the sinless go after death
     6. The supremacy of God's will.
• Other beliefs include:
     • God did not have a son.
     • Jesus (pbuh) is a prophet, born of the Virgin Mary. They regard the Christian concept of the
       deity of Jesus (pbuh) to be blasphemous; it is seen as a form of polytheism.
     • Jesus (pbuh) was not executed on the cross. He escaped crucifixion and was taken up into Paradise.
     • The existence of Satan who drives people to sin.
     • Muslims who sincerely repent and submit to God return to a state of sinlessness.
     • All people are considered children of Adam. Islam officially rejects racism.
     • All children are born Al-Fitra (a pure, natural state of submission to Islam).
       A child's parents sometimes may raise the child in some other religion such as Christian, Jewish, etc.
     • When a child reaches puberty an account of their deeds is opened in Paradise.
       When the person dies, their eventual destination (Paradise or Hell) depends on the
       balance of their good deeds (helping others, testifying to the truth of God,
       leading a virtuous life) and their bad deeds.
     • Alcohol, other drugs, eating of pork, etc. should be avoided.
     • Gambling should be avoided

Isopsephia ―. When the term Isopsephia is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by using a set of values assigned to the letters of the Greek alphabet, adding the values of the letters from a word or phrase to get another number, then interpreting from that form, using both extensive codified meanings collected over a long period of time and whatever impressions may form. Calculations and interpretations from Isopsephia are embedded in the concepts and symbology of a wide array of occult organizations.

The term Isopsephia is derived from the Greek words: Ἴσος (Isos) meaning equal, and Ψῆφος (Psēfōs) meaning pebble. Much more information may be found in the Wikipedia entry on Isopsephy,

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Iynx ― When the term Iynx is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a device which consists of a small wheel, suspended at the middle of a loop of string, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. The Iynx may be wound up and then, as the string winds and unwinds, the wheel spins to make a varied humming sound, similar to the sounds made by Human heavy breating. This is a very ancient tool, usually utilized in Werkings of or about Love, but having to do in any case with a sort of messaging between the planes. There was a connection in some of the oldest references to the Wryneck (probably closely identified with the Eurasian Wryneck, either of two species of birds that constitute the subfamily Jynginae of the woodpecker family: Picidae, but may be separated in some systems of taxonomy as the family Jyngidae.), and in some cases the bird was represented as actually attached to the wheel during the spinning process, which of course echoed the idea of that particular bird as having special powers in the venue of carrying messages between the corporeal and non-corporeal planes, as well as a special affinity for romantic quests. Iynx being the singular of Iynges, which in the Chaldean Oracles and other Gnostic type texts were identified as a whole class of entities who's primary function was as the mediators of such messages and in some cases as the message itself. Also the etymology of the modern word Jinx, reveals pure Greek roots, in the name for this tool, the bird, and the entities that they represent, though in the original context, the intent of such Werkings varied a great deal, on a sliding scale from misfortune to getting very lucky indeed. There are some extant examples of Aphroditean Iynges from the Ægean cultures with 11 points rising from the rim, which are very intriguing.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.


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Capital A with ring aboveÅ   Capital A with macronĀ   Capital A with breveĂ   Capital A with diaeresisÄ   Capital A with circumflex   Capital A with dot aboveȦ   Capital A with inverted breveȂ   Capital A with tildeà   Capital A with ogonekĄ   Capital AE ligatureÆ   Capital AE ligature with tildeÆ̃   Capital Glottal Stop   Capital Palatoalveolar Click   Regular English AA   Script Capital L   Capital L with macron above   Capital L with dot below   Capital L with stroke, Dark L Ł   Regular English LL   Capital WHω   Capital W with macron above   Capital W with dot below   Regular English WW   Capital Slide H with reverse solidusℋ⃥   Capital H with macron above   Capital H with dot below   Aspirate   Slight Pause   Very Slight Pause   Regular English HH   Capital S with macron above   Capital S with dot above   Capital SH sign   Capital SKΣ   Regular English SS   Hard and Deep Capital DД   High and Light Capital D   Regular English DD   Capital O with ring above   Capital O with macronŌ   Capital O with breveŎ   Capital O with diaeresisÖ   Capital O with solidusØ   Capital OE ligatureŒ   Capital O with Cyrillic Round OmegaѺ   Capital OI   Capital O with ogonekǪ   Capital O with double oo top   Regular English OO   Capital EZJHʑ   Capital Z with macron below   Capital Z with dot aboveŻ   Regular English ZZ   Capital K with macron aboveК̅   Capital K with dot below К̣   Capital Hard KHχ   Capital KHƙ   Regular English KK   Capital V with macron above   Capital V with dot below   Regular English VV   Capital G with macron   Capital G with dot aboveĠ   Capital GNΓ   Capital GRЖ   Capital GWCapital GW   Capital Uvular Voiced ImplosiveϘ   Regular English GG   Capital rolled R with macronЯ̅   Capital rolled R with dot aboveЯ̇   Capital R with macron above   Capital R with dot above   Capital R with ogonek   Regular English RR   Capital C with cedillaÇ   Capital CHЧ   Regular English CC   Capital N with macron above   Capital N with dot below   Capital N with tildeÑ   Capital NGŋ   Capital NG with macron aboveŋ̅   Regular English NN   Capital Y with macron above Ȳ   Capital Y with dot above   Capital Y with yaw aboveЎ   Regular English YY   Capital J with macron aboveЈ̅   Capital J with dot belowЈ̣   Regular English JJ   Capital U with a ring aboveŮ   Capital U with macronŪ   Capital U with breveŬ   Capital U with circumflex aboveÛ   Capital U with diaeresisÜ   Regular English UU   Capital F with macron above   Capital F with dot above   Regular English FF   Capital Q with macron above   Capital Q with dot above   Regular English QQ   Capital B with macron   Capital B with dot below   Trilled BTrilled B   Regular English BB   Capital M with macron   Capital M with dot below   Capital M with tilde   Capital MBCapital MB   Capital MG   Regular English MM   Capital X with macron above   Capital X with dot above   Regular English XX   Capital I with macronĪ   Capital I with breveĬ   Regular English II   Capital T with macron above   Capital T with dot below   Capital TH voicedΘ   Capital TH voicelessÞ   Capital TSЦ   Capital TSCHЩ   Regular English TT   Capital E with macronĒ   Capital E with breveĔ   Capital E with circumflexÊ   Capital schwa Ə   Regular English EE   Capital P with macron above   Capital P with dot above   Capital pTCapital pT   Regular English PP

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