SACH 1Sacred Heart, The: A symbolic devotion to Jesus’ physical heart, representative of not only his love for humanity, but also his sacrifice and intense suffering.

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Saligia: (The Seven Deadly Sins) – pronounced ‘SaLeeJea’– a MediaevilLatin ‘mnemonic’ name, (a memory aid - a made-up word or phrase to remember any difficult sequence), given to the Seven Deadly Sins. Collectively these are: superbia  (pride)

avaritia    (greed)

luxuria     (lust/extravagance)

invidia      (envy)

gula          (gluttony)

ira            (wrath/anger)

acedia      (sloth/apathy/melancholy).

 

The Seven Deadly Sins, also known as the cardinal sins, are the vices that were originally used in The Roman Catholic Church’s Christian teachings, from the early 14th century, to educate and instruct people about (immoral) fallen man's tendency to sin.

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Scarab: A beetle revered in ancient Egypt as sacred, under the name Kephri, and a symbol of self-generation and new life.

SEPH 1Sephiroth: Hebrew for ‘enumerations’. The ten emanations in Kabbalah, believed to be God’s methods of revealing himself and creating the physical realms of consciousness. It is believed that the sephiroth describe the spiritual lives of mortal men, as well as creating a connection between the human soul and the unknown Divine.

Though configurations differ between schools of teaching, the sephiroth is usually divided into three sephirah;Divine Will above all others; conscious Divine Intellect, and secondary-conscious Divine Emotions. Keter (crown), part of the Divine Will, indicates an unconscious mediation between God and the other. Chochmah (wisdom) and Binah (understanding) become part of the conscious Divine Intellect, while Chesed (kindness), Gevurah (severity), Tiferet (beauty), Netzach (victory), Hod (glory), Yesod (foundation), and Malchut (kingship) are believed to be the primary, compassionate attributes of the Divine Emotions. Through the sephiroth, Kabbalists wish to harness their inner motivational force and understand the role they take in service to God.

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Seraphim: Plural form of ‘Seraph’; a celestial being belonging to the highest order in the hierarchy of angels. Caretakers of God’s throne, locked in an eternal song of praise known as the ‘Trisagion’.

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Seven Angels: According to the revered medieval magical work, The Arbatel of Magic, the heavens were divided into provinces that were ruled by seven planetary angels. Each angel possessed a magical seal, which alchemists and magicians used extensively in the making of amulets and spells. The angels each had attributed to them, power over the planet, day of the week and metal, corresponding to their planet.

These are as follows:

Angel's Name Planet Day of the Week Metal
Phul
Moon
Monday
Silver
Phaleg
Mars
Tuesday
Iron
Ophiel
Mercury
Wednesday
Quicksilver
Bethor
Jupiter
Thursday
Tin
Hagith
Venus
Friday
Copper
Aratron
Saturn
Saturday
Lead
Och
Sun
Sunday
Gold

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Single Decade Rosary: A single string of prayer beads. The sequence of The Lord’s Prayer, followed by ten recitals of Hail Mary and one prayer of Glory Be to the Father, is known as a ‘decade’.

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Soligram: from Latin solus (solo), and Greek gramma (that that is written or drawn), as in a solitary magical pentagram.

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