Dressed in White (a story)

Whenever she went to a new gathering, she tried to reflect her power and path in even the things she wore to it.
So she wore a white linen caftan with flowers embroidered on the hem. And a thread of gold like a road leading from the hem to the head. With little copses of flowers and trees at points. There was a sun or moon on each point. And stars thru the material in a silver thread.
Small little things that made people have to come close and interact with her to see what the design was. It had nearly blinded her to embroider them all into her dress. But it was done and she was careful about what got on her or near her when she wore it. She made sure that those who were drawn to her were welcomed with a smile of calm and friendliness.
She wore a necklace of small [jade][https://www.thoughtco.com/top-healing-gemstones-1729395] crystals and meditated over them and their meaning before she left.
It didn’t hurt any that the stones made her green eyes pop at all. But they meant more because the necklace had been given to her by a loving friend.
She brushed out her brown hair and applied a spray of lavender essence to collect a calming energy around herself as she went forward.
As she went to her car, she chanted a prayer of love and calm so she had the right attitude for the gathering.
On the way, she stopped off to collect a friend who needed a lift and some support tonight. She was not the only one going to a new gathering for her. They had hoped to feed off each other’s positivity and have more fun there. At least they would have each other while they met new people.
Her friend had worn a multi-coloured joyous skirt with a white blouse. Good, they were both heading in the same direction. They usually did.
Walking up onto the porch, the women said a blessing to the house, the gathering and the host of the evening. Then they rang the doorbell.
The door opened and there stood the hostess. With a huge smile. She complimented the ladies on their outfits, handed them a glass of apple juice and a napkin for the cookies’ table they’d find as they entered the house. There were a lot of no flour, peanut and sugar free versions of sweetness. So they gathered a few and entered the living area where the other women were.
They waited till everyone arrived, then began the chants and rituals they had come to take part in.
And revelled in the energy, the power of the people gathered there. It showed quickly that the night’s work would be a very good thing.

 

## . . . . influences
Western magic influences are mostly: white magic, nature path, transmutation, chaos magic, sex magic, psychological/humanism
most of the base is Judao-Christian.

[western magic][http://www.rendingtheveil.com/study-magic-hermeticism-gnosticism-spinoffs-neoplatonism/]
[Goetia – black and Theurgy – white][https://heterodoxology.com/2010/03/25/goetia-and-theurgy-magic-black-and-white/]

[Thelema][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelema]
[Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermetic_Order_of_the_Golden_Dawn]
[Wicca][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicca]

[Church of Satan][http://www.religioustolerance.org/satanis1.htm]
[Temple of Set][http://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/other-religious-beliefs-and-general-terms/miscellaneous-religion/temple-set]

 

## . . . . Gnostics
[Simon Magus][https://www.britannica.com/biography/Simon-Magus]
[Menander][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menander_(gnostic)]
## . . . . Alchemists
[Mary the Jewess][https://www.thoughtco.com/mary-the-jewess-biography-3530346]
[Cleopatra the Alchemist][http://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/forgotten-cleopatra-searching-cleopatra-alchemist-and-her-golden-secret-007585]
[Carl Jung][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung]
[Sir Isaac Newton][http://discovermagazine.com/2010/jul-aug/05-isaac-newton-worlds-most-famous-alchemist]
## . . . . Socratic and Neo-Platonic Thought
[Socrates][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates]
[Aristotle][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle]
[Plato][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato]
## . . . . Hermetic
[Hermes Trismegistus][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes_Trismegistus]
[Hermetics][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermeticism]
## . . . . Kabbalah
[Jewish Mysticism][http://www.jewfaq.org/kabbalah.htm]

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