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"...And therefore, it was not for nothing, that Poppae Sabina, Nero's wife, had always five hundred Asses with her. And in a bath she soaked all her body with that Milk..."
Sacrifice and Magick
Book by Proclus
"...Now we will show how to mix and compound many simples together, that the mixture may cause them to be more operative. Proclus, in his book of Sacrifice and Magick, says that the ancient priests were wont to mix many things together, because they saw that diverse simples had some property of a God in them, but none of them by itself sufficient to resemble him..."
Sacrifice and Magick
Plotinus: 3rd Century Egyptian-born Greek philosopher and mystic, considered to be the father of Neoplatonism. An early hologrammatist, he sought the Oneness underlying the Everything and taught that every idea is contained in every other idea and that we are microcosms. Through meditation we can return to the unity.
Plotinus in his book of Sacrifice and Magick, says, "That the Philosophers considering this affinity and bond of Nature, wherewith all natural things are linked each to other, did thence frame these inferiors, and these inferiors in their superiors, earthly things in heavenly things in earthly but yet after an earthly sort."
"...The Platonicks, as Plotinus imitating Mercurim, writes in his book of Sacrifice and Magick, makes it to be a Science whereby inferior things are made subject to superiors, earthly and subdued to heavenly..."
"...We use to hang up Turkeys alive by the bills, at the Saddlebow, when we ride. .."
"...And thus may all parts be kept free from hair. The ancients used these as Saferna, and as Varro reports and teaches in his book of husbandry. .."
Saffron - A bulbous iridaceous plant (Crocus sativus) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of the stile, of the Crocus sativus. Saffron is used in cookery, and in coloring confectionery, liquors, varnishes, etc., and was formerly much used in medicine.
"... Then bruise the roots of Celandine, and of the greater