Secrets of Helios


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The Secrets of Helios

The Consecration of All Things, a spell to Helios located in PGM IV.1596-1715 is an invocation of the sun as eternal lord and ruler of the cosmos and a request for
various blessings to be granted contained in the larger collection known as the Greek Magical Papyri (Papyri Graecae Magicae, or PGM). It was written sometime
during the third or fourth century C.E. in Thebes as part of a larger document known as the Great Magical Papyri of Paris, which is believed to have been a
manual for the professional practitioner of magic. An example of Egyptian heka for personal use, this spell draws on the original and daily vivifying forces of the sun from Egyptian theology, combined with astrological lore surrounding the changing benefits of the sun in the hours, which are found in several other spells of the Greek Magical Papyri. This Guide seeks to help the reader understand the cultural context and nature of the spell, while also providing directions for the modern practitioner to perform this practical and well-tested magic.


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Main Resources

For more assistance with this spell, please check out this Practical Occult resource page:

  • The English Translation of PGM IV. 1596-1715 by Cory C. Childs
  • Original music by Cory C. Childs, including tracks for English and Greek*
  • Barbarous name pronunciation guide
  • Link to a scan of the papyri at Bibliothèque nationale de France

*music in the video is a sample of the instrumental track by Cory C. Childs

Additional Resources

  • Possible translations of the barbarous names

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Alison Chicosky
Author: Alison Chicosky

Alison Chicosky is a scholar and practitioner of a variety of forms of thaumaturgy with a focus on results-based magic. While especially interested in both Solomonic magic and the Graeco-Egyptian magic of the Greek Magical Papyri, she is also well versed in soul-flight and psychic magic of various kinds. The founder and force behind Practical Occult (www.practicaloccult.com), she strives to provide pentacles and other enchanted items drawn from a broad background of rigorously studied ancient arts, leveraging the systems of the past for practical modern use.

The Shining Lyre
The Shining Lyre

The Shining Lyre is an esoteric arts and resources collective owned and operated by Aster Grim and Cory C. Childs.  In addition to providing blogs rich with everything involved with myth and magic, they use the arts of phainomancy (the magic of images) and phonomancy (the magic of sounds) to create custom works that range from celebrations of people to material for aiding in ritual activity.