Inside a Magical Lodge: Group Ritual in the Western Tradition

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Inside a Magical Lodge by John Michael Greer reveals what has been hidden for centuries: the true secrets of what happens inside a magical or fraternal lodge. This revelation is obviously the work of a person who loves the lodge system and wants to see it continue. Some people involved in lodges have forgotten or ignored many of the symbolic and powerful aspects of the lodge. By revealing this information, the book saves and empowers lodges.

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Overview

Inside a Magical Lodge by John Michael Greer reveals what has been hidden for centuries: the true secrets of what happens inside a magical or fraternal lodge. This revelation is obviously the work of a person who loves the lodge system and wants to see it continue. Some people involved in lodges have forgotten or ignored many of the symbolic and powerful aspects of the lodge. By revealing this information, the book saves and empowers lodges.

Inside a Magical Lodge does this without being focused on any one tradition. This adds to the value of the book because the information you learn here can be applied to any magical group, even if they are not following the lodge structure.

The book works on two levels. On the practical level it describes the layout of the lodge, including the responsibilities of the officers, the stations they occupy, and even how they should move during rituals. Greer even includes information on setting up your own lodge as a corporation.

On a spiritual level, the book includes information on building the group egregore, initiation, and rituals. In fact, the book includes fifteen rites for such things as invisibility, cleansing, sealing the aura, and more.

This book is a must for you if you are part of an order or are going to join one. If you want to create your own order you will find that this book has everything you need to know in order to take advantage of the lodge structure. Whatever your purpose is, get your copy today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567183146
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 339
  • Sales rank: 1,087,774
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

John Michael Greer (Western Maryland) has been a student of occult traditions and the unexplained for more than thirty years. A Freemason, a student of geomancy and sacred geometry, and a widely read blogger, he is also the author of numerous books, including Monsters, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult and Secrets of the Lost Symbol, and currently serves as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), a contemporary school of Druid nature spirituality. Greer has contributed articles to Renaissance Magazine, Golden Dawn Journal, Mezlim, New Moon Rising, Gnosis, and Alexandria.

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Inside a Magical Lodge by John Michael Greer is the first book of its kind ó a comprehensive guide to the design, organization and operation of a magical lodge. It was written by a practicing magician with years of experience in lodge settings. This traditional lodge system offers a set of ritual skills that have been tested and polished through centuries of practice, providing a tool-kit of proven approaches that can be put to work in almost any type of magical group. So if you are part of a lodge, or thinking of starting your own, this book is a must!

Inside a Magical Lodge reveals all the secrets of magical lodges without breaking any vows of secrecy. This is accomplished by not focusing on any particular system. Instead, it looks at the underlying practices and benefits common to all lodges. This makes the information appropriate to all systems.

In these pages you will find information on the layout of the lodge, what the different officers of the lodge do, how they move during ritual, and even how to set up your own lodge. Numerous diagrams help make the text clear and easy to follow.

On a spiritual level you will discover how to fill out the symbolism based on the spiritual tradition you want to follow, along with the importance and impact of initiation. Fifteen rituals are included, including ones for purification and invisibility.

Even if you're not part of a lodge system, this book will provide new insights on how magical groups work. Get this book today.

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Table of Contents

Inside a Magical Lodge by John Michael Greer is the first book of its kind ó a comprehensive guide to the design, organization and operation of a magical lodge. It was written by a practicing magician with years of experience in lodge settings. This traditional lodge system offers a set of ritual skills that have been tested and polished through centuries of practice, providing a tool-kit of proven approaches that can be put to work in almost any type of magical group. So if you are part of a lodge, or thinking of starting your own, this book is a must!

Inside a Magical Lodge reveals all the secrets of magical lodges without breaking any vows of secrecy. This is accomplished by not focusing on any particular system. Instead, it looks at the underlying practices and benefits common to all lodges. This makes the information appropriate to all systems.

In these pages you will find information on the layout of the lodge, what the different officers of the lodge do, how they move during ritual, and even how to set up your own lodge. Numerous diagrams help make the text clear and easy to follow.

On a spiritual level you will discover how to fill out the symbolism based on the spiritual tradition you want to follow, along with the importance and impact of initiation. Fifteen rituals are included, including ones for purification and invisibility.

Even if you're not part of a lodge system, this book will provide new insights on how magical groups work. Get this book today.

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