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What is the single most important Occult Book or media you own?

SkullTraill

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If for some reason, the internet stopped working, and you had to relocate, and you could bring only one book with you, what would you bring?

Alternatively, let's say your memory was being erased, and your posessions taken away by aliens, but they are allowing you to keep one book! :ROFLMAO:

What would it be?
 

Mart

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members of your community
LOL are you implying I'm a wiccan? Couldn't give less of a fuck about Gerald Gardner.
Simply saying "I have this and that" doesn't make it so, that's not how terms work, even if they are "modern".
All I'm doing here is making an observation.
You should've made a seperate thread already.. this one is getting derailed big time.
 

SkullTraill

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Well... obviously... it's not what I call it. The most you can maybe say is that it is what the members of your community would call it if my grimoire were theirs, and that's fine. I simply don't subscribe to that community's "official lexicon." "Book of Shadows" is something Gerald Gardner made up. I don't recognize his authority, no matter how many later non-Wiccans may have adopted his term. I have a grimoire and several journals.

What I have that is more akin to what you might call a "book of shadows" would be my journal where I keep observations, readings, things that need to be tweaked, things I am working on and such. My grimoire is only the more refined materials - things I will need to refer to later or that hold great significance to me. It is indexed and cross-referenced - a working manual and a consecrated tool.

Maybe I will start a General discussion. In doing a quick search, it seems to be something that has come up a lot. It's a matter I gave considerable thought to a long time ago, and pretty much forgot about over the years. "Grimoire" may sound a bit presumptuous, I admit, but it is not inaccurate.

By the way, with all the controversial views I hold, I would never have imagined this one would be the first to spark a debate here!

LOL are you implying I'm a wiccan? Couldn't give less of a fuck about Gerald Gardner.
Simply saying "I have this and that" doesn't make it so, that's not how terms work, even if they are "modern".
All I'm doing here is making an observation.
You should've made a seperate thread already.. this one is getting derailed big time.

Normally I wouldn't mind a convo going a bit off topic as it's natural in a discussion. However, this is a Q&A thread so let's stick to answers to the OP only guys.

Feel free to continue in another thread or in PMs
 

Caduceus

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While I have various physical tomes, I am going to go and say: MY SMARTPHONE.

it can access files and connect with others pretty easily.

If I were to say one that started it all: The bible and maybe to a lesser extent a tome on greek mythology.
 

Lemongrass00

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While I have various physical tomes, I am going to go and say: MY SMARTPHONE.

it can access files and connect with others pretty easily.

If I were to say one that started it all: The bible and maybe to a lesser extent a tome on greek mythology.
The point of the thread was for you not to say your smartphone
 

The God-King

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Lol what kind of question is this! :ROFLMAO: I literally cannot answer this. I'll put down one book but then get mad because I can't bring it's companion book or even a commentary! Ok, so erase that one and then put down this one. NOPE! Now I'm mad again because I remembered this book is referenced by like 12 other books and I'll probably want to read all of them! Can I just bring my phone? Lol.
 
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