'Applied Theurgy' Chapter

Ganesha

The ultimate goal of all theurgic practice is to advance spiritually, to draw closer to the divine, become more God like, and any spiritual gifts are seen as secondary to the pursuit of the exalted state of harmony or even oneness with the God. There is a functional framework to theurgy. Their practice involves a walking in their Gods footsteps. It’s believed that by acting as the God acts and performing the functions the God performs, you advance along the path they set out.

There is a caveat as far as practice goes. You can only embrace the full path of a divinity you can literally imitate, because theurgy parallels imitative magic. You can respect other theurgic practices as a whole, but still have to have one that you yourself could follow.

So theurgy is as broad a study as magic, and if it’s of interest this can become a series where I touch on the theurgy of different deities, even of different divine or spiritual forces.

Open the Chapter on: Asherah | Eros | Asteroth | Shiva | Sutekh | Kali | Ganesha

“When we know what God is, we shall be gods ourselves” George Bernard Shaw (Irish literary Critic, Playwright and Essayist. 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1856-1950)

Cousin of Magic

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Walking In Gods Footsteps

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Original Battle Of The Sexes

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Worship Of Asherah

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Path Of Gods

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Closer to God

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Messenger Between

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Rooted in the Passions

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Play Pretend to Find Reality

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