Jesus … went up onto a high place to pray. As He was praying, the appearance of His face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, there appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him. As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us raise three shelters — one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone, and told no one what they had seen.
Within the orthodoxy of Biblical tradition, seeking counsel from the ‘oboth, or pythons, the “spirits of the dead”, is strictly prohibited. While the devout have sought the help of necromancers in times of great need, Mosaic law is clear. Necromancy itself is forbidden. The Church allows that with special permission from God, the souls of the departed may appear to the living, and even reveal things previously unknown, yet it is not for people to conjure the dead. Strict Church teachings offer that it is actually demons that animate the shades conjured by necromancy, and therefore no answer can be trusted.
Yet within certain heretical streams and folk Catholicism, the view on the Old Testament prohibition against necromancy is made obsolete by the New Testament, specifically in the Transfiguration on the Mount. Here, in 17 Matthew, 9 Mark, and 9 Luke, Jesus receives counsel from the forefathers Moses and Elijah, and God’s voice is heard announcing Jesus as his son. This pivotal point, Peter and the Sons of Thunder are witness to communication between God and Man, between the Living and the Dead, between the temporal and the eternal, with Jesus himself as the bridge.
Mexican folk tradition, standing on the shoulders of Iberian sorceries, holds that the relation of this, the Transfiguration on the Mount, which Saint Thomas Aquinas called ‘the greatest miracle’, empower the curandero and the witch both with the agency to speak to the Dead- and with special precaution, to have them speak and be heard in return.
Through vigil and prayer, sympathy and correspondence, and rooted in old recipes and traditions, the OIL OF THE TRANSFIGURATION ON THE MOUNT grants this agency and blessing. It is the honoring of the Christ as Great Necromancer and Magician. There on that mountain, the human was raised up, and God lowered down:
Why art thou proud, O man? God for thee became low. Thou wouldst perhaps be ashamed to imitate a lowly man ; then at least imitate the lowly God. — St. Augustine, Confessions
In this imitatione Christi we may be granted the same agency: to hear the Dead, be granted true counsel with them, and be transformed by the Ascent up the Mountain.
Made on the Feast of the Transfiguration and attended to for five months with additional prayer and candles offered on the 6th of each month, the oil is comprised, in part, of the following ingredients:
Bay Laurel ✠ Frankincense Tears ✠ Myrrh ✠ Opoponax ✠ Yew ✠ Cypress ✠ Angelica Root ✠ Mandrake Root ✠ American Ginseng Root ✠ Snakeskin ✠ Calendula ✠ Mountain Summit Dirt ✠ Mountain Sagebrush ✠ Onycha ✠ Dirt from the Mount of Olives ✠ Dirt from Mount Tabor ✠ Rosemary Oil ✠ Frankincense Oil ✠ Cinnamon Oil ✠ Rose of Jericho ✠ Red Ochre ✠ River Clay ✠ Base Oil containing twelve new plants and twelve old plants ✠ Appropriate Bible Verses
among several other ingredients…
All vegetal, mineral and animal ingredients are legally obtained. Instructions and information will be provided on a cloth scroll.
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