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Are you a member of the Wizardry religion?

Discussion in 'Occultism DIR' started by Doodlebug02, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Doodlebug02

    Doodlebug02 Active Member

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    Hey everyone. I used to be part of a rather secret religion/cult known as Wizardry. Was just wondering if anyone else on here is or was a part of it? :confused:
     
  2. BFD_Zayl

    BFD_Zayl Well-Known Member

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    Wizardry is a practice, yes, and generaly consists of male magick users with no religious ties. i looked into it for a bit...like a week, but i settled with necromancy
     
  3. Mike182

    Mike182 Flaming Queer

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    i've not come across any groups that specifically call them selves a wizadry group - but it sounds very male dominated, not really to my taste.
     
  4. MaddLlama

    MaddLlama Obstructor of justice

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    Where did this Wizardry religion come from?
     
  5. Random

    Random Well-Known Member

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    Dungeons & Dragons, maybe? :rolleyes: It can't possibly be legitimately in the Pagan magickal tradition...
     
  6. MaddLlama

    MaddLlama Obstructor of justice

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    Probably not, though I wouldn't be surprised if this had something to do with Oberon Zell Ravenheart. He's a nutball, that one. I wouldn't consider anything that come out of his mouth to be legitimate in Paganism.
     
  7. eudaimonia

    eudaimonia Fellowship of Reason

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    I played Wizardry on my Apple 2+ computer back in the 80s. But something tells me this is not what you mean.


    eudaimonia,

    Mark
     
  8. Azakel

    Azakel Liebe ist für alle da

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    Kind of late jumping in here but, I would have to agree with you on Oberon. When I was still know to all this I bought one of he's books, though interesting in it's own way, I don't don't know, it fun to take some of the ideas and use them for yourself.
     
  9. ZooGirl02

    ZooGirl02 Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone. What are the typical beliefs of those who practice Wizardry?
     
  10. The Wizard

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    If there is a practice that has been used for a long period of time then there is usually some truth to be discovered. There are plenty of rituals in older magic that seem to have a basis in subtle energy flows or chi energy.

    The wizard's staff, for instance, could have been a type of energy flow device or magnetic tool. Shaman's and Indians are still paid high prices to this day for going on someone's land and identifying underground water wells, with nothing but a forked willow stick. The water I drink was in fact found by a "water witch."

    Many cultures, chinese for instance, had masters that always used staffs. Apperantly it has a connection or working with invisable forces. The egyptians used copper and zinc rods to work with the Earth's magnetic forces for divine purposes, etc.

    So, there is alot of stuff still out there, but getting past all of the gurus and salesman pitching there own versions is another story.
     
  11. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Realitarian

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    No but this would be interesting.
     
  12. Jacksnyte

    Jacksnyte Reverend

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    wiz·ard·ry

    noun \ˈwi-zə(r)-drē\
    plural wiz·ard·ries
    Definition of WIZARDRY

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    : the art or practices of a wizard : sorcery

    2
    a : a seemingly magical transforming power or influence <electronic wizardry> b : great skill or cleverness in an activity <showed real wizardry in legal maneuvering>

    }[​IMG] See wizardry defined for English-language learners »

    ..Examples of WIZARDRY

    1. The Lord of the Rings is a story of monsters, heroes, and wizardry.
    2. the wizardry of modern technology
    First Known Use of WIZARDRY

    1583

    Related to WIZARDRY

    Synonyms: bewitchery, bewitchment, conjuring, devilry (or deviltry), diablerie, enchantment, ensorcellment, mojo, necromancy, sorcery, thaumaturgy, voodooism, witchcraft, witchery, magic

    I would say that wizardry is a practice like witchcraft, but that it is not a religion, again, like witchcraft.
     
  13. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Realitarian

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    He possibly meant a religion that practices witchcraft.
     
  14. Parzival

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    In his book, 'Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard', Oberon Zell-Ravenhart gives the following definition of "wizard":

    I don't always agree with Zell, but I'm not sure I'd be willing to call him a 'nutball' either. He had played a large role in the neopagan movement, from putting together the first pagan newsletter 'Green Egg', to writing the aforementioned book, which I have given as gifts to more than one magickally minded kid from a pagan family background.

    That being said, I don't think any of this has anything to do with the so-called 'wizardry religion' the original poster speaks of.
     
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