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middle eastern magick part 2 practices of the sahiriin

16 Jun

the sahiriin practice various forms of shamanism. they would do pathworking, meditation, magick work, and communicate with spirits. which includes through divination and seances.
i wont go into details about their seances. only a short description i will give.
usually all their practices were either held in an area  outside of a dwelling place. or a designated area of their home.
this area is called a burqa’h. here a circle or square was drawn. this circle or square is where spirits are summoned.
the ritual begins with a candle place on the right side of the circle. and a glass or container of water on the left side of the circle.
also incense is place on the lower right of the circle.
the sahir would take salt and spread the salt along the circle. and then place a magick square that is used to summon the spirit.
these squares are called mouraba. and  these squares: about 7 of them correspond to a day of the week. and on each square was written a series of letters in arabic .
they would place the square inside the circle or large square. and depending on the sahir’s religious background. they would invoke a deity whatever that be allah or allat. would bless the circle. and call the entity into the circle.
the spirit would either communicate through a pendulum hung on a stick that the sahir would hold over the circle, cast lots, or paper folded into a triangle.
sometimes two other squares are used. these are use for dedication, petition, and devotion.
they are called the siha kalma, jazaam kibaat, daa-irat al shams al koubra, tasiir.
the first is used for healing, the second for protection, the third  and fourth are  for meditation, shamanistic path working, petition, and devotion.
i will not go into too much details on how to use these squares. only the sahir use them with great care.
in part 3  i will write about what spirits that they communicate and commune with.

middle eastern magick part 1: sahiriin

16 Apr

Sihiriin is one of oldest middle eastern magick. as old as  the jewish kabbalah. and both are rooted in summerian magick. as well egyptian magick
it was orignally practice by shamans whom once inhabit the arabian peninsula and found it’s way in the myth and lore of arabia and most of the middle east.
the shamans were called sihir or sahir. that name is still used among the peoples of the middle east to describe a sorcerer, a mage, a witch,  a wizard. they were both male and female. as a female they were called sahira or sahirah.
the sihir  were both hereditary and non hereditary. the latter was taking on an apprentice. and passing on what is learned. however it depends on the locale. and the choice of sahir.
sahir use many forms of meditation and magick. they are best known in summoning Djinn. but they summon other races of awraah which means spirits. (this i had posted about in an earlier blog post. and later i will go into details). about the various spirits that include Djinn, Lilitu, Ardat Lili, Shedim, Gallas and gods that they called upon such the Anunnakai and Igigi.
they practice various forms  of magick like using magick squares to conducting seances. as well as summoning spirits pretty much the same way as any Path.
they also were early practioners of Zar rituals that is used mostly by modern female shamans in the middle east such as Sheikas.
they,  like other shamans can journey to the spirit world. and other worlds.
.and as other shamans they had spirit companions and spouses. the latter were the ardat lili and ardu lili. as well as various Djinn.

my studies in middle eastern magick

23 Dec

for the past couple months i have been studying all paths of middle eastern magick.
the reason for this is that i want to learn about other paths of magick and mysticism which i feel is important to anyone who wants a general idea on how magick is viewed and practice in all cultures.
as noted in my bio i had studied the kabbalah as well as shamanism. which most people don’t realized but is actually a jewish version of shamanism. and the techniques for meditation range from using divine names, using incense like myrrh and frankencense to using dance in which Sufi themselves also use. as well as communicate with spirits, angels, and demons.
i also studied books on sahiriim which is a middle eastern form of magick and spiritism that is rooted in babylonian magick as well as summerian magick and has.been mixed in Islamic folklore.
what i learned is that all these paths have a basic idea about spirits.
the kabbalah teaches there are several types of spirits; these are the shedim, seirim, the lilim, the satanim, the nephilim. all these entities were later demonized by later church writers and rabbinical schools of thought. 
in original folklore these beings weren’t seen as purely evil. but saw as a mixture of good and evil.
in islamic folklore these beings were seen as the djinn. we know them as the marid, afrit, the dakhab (gold) djinn, the jounan, the sila, the shaytan, the ghoul,  to name a few.
these beings are also seen as good and evil.
in the sahriim these beings are classed as the al muhibiin and the ezrailim: the latter are considered trouble makers; the latter beneviolent. there is another group called the gaffarim; which are mixed good and bad entities. and these are other two groups may be subgroups of this one.
one thing that interests me is the teaching among the sahiriim is the realms of marsha and khirbat-infar zone. the former  sems to  match the ideas of the realms of the fae as taught in western occult and mystical paths of an unseen realm that earth is a part of.  and the latter is where human spirits who don’t wish to move on are a part of. such a the etheral plane. (might of spelled that wrong! lol!)
it is taught that each of these planes are actually steps to higher levels of beings.
the book that i’m reading is just volume 1. i’m hoping to get volume 2.
i’m also studying egyptian magick. but decided not to practice it. rather i’ll just read the hymn of osiris, etc. without any rituals although i found just by reading it i feel i slight change in my perceptions. and i have asked two of my egyptian marid djinneyeh for their guidance in learning of  the subject.
but not in practice. which they agreed.
in retrospect i come to realize that the path that iam on is very old. and has been practice for thousands of generations in different forms and paths.
they all agree that there is more to our world and our universe.
and that it is just important to explore the spiritual world and man’s psyche than just space exploration, etc.