Sheol

Definition Sheol, Hebrew “Pit,” is a term symbolizing a cavern, womb, or underworld; related to the uterine paradise-garden called Shal-Mariin Tibet and Shalimar in India. Originally Sheol was the Virgin’s … Read more

Orphism

Orphism is the teachings of an ancient Greek philosophical cult which exerted great influence on Greek culture, and later on Western mysticism and occultism. It began in the sixth century BC, and … Read more

Krampus Legend

Who is Krampus? You have probably heard about Santa and his little helpers, but what about his not-so-jolly sidekick, Krampus? This half-goat, half-demon creature appears in folklore in many forms. … Read more

Ka

Ka was the Egyptian conception for one of the seven parts of man, his spiritual double or astral body. The Ka was represented in drawings as a birdlike duplicate of the … Read more

Jinnistan

Jinnistan is an imaginary country, according to popular belief in ancient Persian folklore, which was home to Jinns who served King Solomon. It is also known as Djinnestan and Ginnistam A.G.H. Source: 9.

Jakin and Boas

Jakin and Boas are the names of the two symbolic pillars of Solomon’s Kabbalistic temple, which were believed to explain all mysteries. One pillar was white, while the other one was black, … Read more

Fly

The fly was a predominant soul-symbol within many ancient religions. Many primitives believed that flies possessed souls of deceased persons, and by swallowing a fly the women conceived and bear … Read more

Egregore

Egregore was a collective ritual held among the ancient hunting and agricultural societies. Usually leading the ceremony was a sorcerer or witch doctor. The ritual was to assure a plentitude … Read more

Cacodaemons

  Cacodaemons where ancient deities of inferior rank, which were believed to be attached to men at birth as their constant companion. They were capable of giving impulses and being … Read more

Ankh

Definition Ankh is the Egyptian symbol of life, the universe and immortality is the tau or looped cross called the ankh, which means both “life” and “hand mirror.” It is symbolic of regeneration; as … Read more

Animal Worship

Since the beginning of mankind people have believed in the superhuman qualities of animals. This belief originates in animism. Early people honored animals for having a spiritual life or soul similar … Read more