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Old 07-12-2018, 03:07 PM   #1
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Is Bahai Prayer like "a Circle of the Magician"?

Personally I find this eccentric Nordic Shaman's video "Drawing of the Magician" BEAUTIFUL

Drawing the Circle of the Magician


and IT REMINDS ME of a prayer by the Bab where it seems the Bab uses this prayer in a form as Pentacle. Perhaps There seems to be magical Sigils and Talismans in ritual magick in Bahai Writing in a sense?

Immeasurably exalted art Thou, O Lord! Protect us from what lieth in front of us and behind us, above our heads, on our right, on our left, below our feet and every other side to which we are exposed. Verily, Thy protection over all things is unfailing.[1]
[1. The original of this prayer for protection is written in the Báb's own hand, in the form of a pentacle.]

- The Bab

(Compilations, Baha'i Prayers, p. 132)




In the Name of God, the Lord...
In the Name of God, the Lord of overpowering majesty, the All-Compelling.
Hallowed be the Lord in Whose hand is the source of dominion. He createth whatsoever He willeth by His Word of command “Be,” and it is. His hath been the power of authority heretofore, and it shall remain His hereafter. He maketh victorious whomsoever He pleaseth, through the potency of His behest. He is in truth the Powerful, the Almighty. Unto Him pertaineth all glory and majesty in the kingdoms of Revelation and Creation and whatever lieth between them. Verily, He is the Potent, the All-Glorious. From everlasting He hath been the Source of indomitable strength and shall remain so unto everlasting. He is indeed the Lord of might and power. All the kingdoms of heaven and earth and whatever is between them are God's, and His power is supreme over all things. All the treasures of earth and heaven and everything between them are His, and His protection extendeth over all things. He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth and whatever lieth between them, and He truly is a witness over all things. He is the Lord of Reckoning for all that dwell in the heavens and on earth and whatever lieth between them, and truly God is swift to reckon. He setteth the measure assigned to all who are in the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them. Verily, He is the Supreme Protector. He holdeth in His grasp the keys of heaven and earth and of everything between them. At His Own pleasure doth He bestow gifts, through the power of His command. Indeed His grace encompasseth all, and He is the All-Knowing.
Say: God sufficeth unto me; He is the One Who holdeth in His grasp the kingdom of all things. Through the power of His hosts of heaven and earth and whatever lieth between them, He protecteth whomsoever among His servants He willeth. God, in truth, keepeth watch over all things.
Immeasurably exalted art Thou, O Lord! Protect us from what lieth in front of us and behind us, above our heads, on our right, on our left, below our feet and every other side to which we are exposed. Verily, Thy protection over all things is unfailing.¹

The Báb



It also reminds me of this Lakota Prayer of Four Directions or All Directions:

Lakota Prayer


Here is a translation :
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:46 AM   #2
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and IT REMINDS ME of a prayer by the Bab where it seems the Bab uses this prayer in a form as Pentacle. Perhaps There seems to be magical Sigils and Talismans in ritual magick in Bahai Writing in a sense?
Yes, the Bab revealed many talismans and unfortunately there are no English translations yet of these.

It's not even "in a sense", there are protective talismans explicitly defined by the Bab, usually taking the form of a Haykal, or an elongated five-pointed star representing the human body.
 
Old 07-13-2018, 10:38 AM   #3
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Perhaps these are against dark occultists?

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Yes, the Bab revealed many talismans and unfortunately there are no English translations yet of these.

It's not even "in a sense", there are protective talismans explicitly defined by the Bab, usually taking the form of a Haykal, or an elongated five-pointed star representing the human body.
Perhaps these are damn good white Sigil Magick against Dark Occultists?

A lot of which is explained by Mark Passio (a non-Bahai) intense scholar in this matter?
 
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