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Friday, 28 June 2013


Theban Alphabet 

The Theban alphabet is used almost exclusively by Wiccans as a substitution cipher to protect magical writings from prying eyes. It originated as a magical alphabet; the exact origin of the text is unknown. The Theban alphabet first appeared in print in Henry Cornelius Agrippa’s Third book of Occult Philosophy in 1531, where it was ascribed to the legendary magus Honorius of Thebes.
This alphabet is occasionally referred to as the “Runes of Honorius,” although Theban is not a runic alphabet. While it resembles some ancient alphabets, it is unknown before Agrippa’s publication. It is little used as a magical alphabet, except as an occasional substitute for Anglo-Saxon runes, or for making charms and amulets. Theban was introduced to Wicca by its founder, Gerald Gardner. To use Theban as a cipher, simply substitute Theban letters for English letters are shown above.
This alphabet, also called Runes of Honorius or Witch's Alphabet , emerged during the
medieval period when Cabbalistic studies were prominate in the practices of European
magicians. It is very powerful, and you can use it on your BOS, carving the letters on
stone or wood as an amulet, or for candle spells. Users of this magickal alphabet often
include a stylized character at the end of a writing. This character is translated as the
Greek Alpha and Omega.
It is believed to have been invented by Honorius of Thebes (an ancient city in Greece),
hence the opt-used designation "The Runes of Honorius," but there is no credible
supporting evidence to this fact.

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