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2 vols. London: SPCK, 1922–28. Albigerius (ca. ) A Carthaginian soothsayer mentioned by St. Augustine. He would fall into strange ecstasies in which his soul, separated from his body, would travel abroad and find out what was taking place in distant places. He could read people’s thoughts and discover anything he wished to learn. These wonders were ascribed to the agency of the Devil. St. Augustine also speaks of a time when the possessed man was ill of a fever. Though not in a trance, he saw the priest who was coming to visit him while he was yet six leagues away, and Albigerius told the company assembled around him the exact moment when the priest would arrive.

The temple construction has been developed in such a way as to embody what has been learned from the selfic science, and structure that concentrate subtle energies may be found throughout the complex. Sources: Airaudi, Oberto. Tales from Damanhur. Translated by Esperide and Ileana Troni. Canavese, Italy: Damanhur Editrice, 1997. Intrivigne, Massimo. ’’ Communal Studies 16 (1996) 71–84. Merrifield, Jeff. Damanhur: The Real Dream. London: Thorsons, 1998. Akasha (or Soniferous Ether) One of the five elementary principles of nature according to Hindu mysticism.

He received me in his private house in the native quarter, and I was delighted to observe that the appearance of the man was in every way in keeping with my notions of what an alchemist should be. Clad in the flowing robes of a graduate of Al Azhar, his long grey beard giving him a truly venerable aspect, the sage by the eager, far-away expression of his eyes, betrayed the mind of the dreamer, of the man lost to the meaner comforts of the world in his devotion to the secret mysteries of the universe.

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