Tony Mierzwicki

Tony Mierzwicki holds three degrees from the University of Sydney: Master of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science. He has been running regular workshops and rituals recreating ancient magickal practices in the United States and on the east coast of Australia for the past 7 years. He has been practicing ceremonial magick since 1990. Tony is the author of Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment and has contributed to various anthologies and magazines. He lives in Sydney, Australia as well as Huntington Beach, California.


Presented with Jo-Ann Byers-Mierzwicki.

Hermeticism originates from a body of philosophical and religious writings popularly attributed to Hermes Trismegistus (or Thrice Great Hermes), a deity resulting from the fusion of the Greek Hermes and the Egyptian Thoth. Hermeticism, which emerged at the same time as early Christianity, profoundly influenced Greek thought. When it was rediscovered in fifteenth century, it was a driving force behind the Renaissance, inspiring many of the greatest minds in the West. Hermeticism is the basis of medieval European magick and alchemy, and much modern ceremonial magick.

Introduction to Graeco-Egyptian Magick

Presented with Jo-Ann Byers-Mierzwicki.

Egypt during the Graeco-Roman period was a melting pot of numerous spiritual and philosophical movements drawn from the length and breadth of the Hellenic Empire. Graeco-Egyptian Magick was the last flowering of pagan magick in Egypt and consisted of a blending of a number of ancient magickal streams. This lecture will provide a brief overview of this system of magick. If time and circumstances permit, a short angelic invocation will be included, so as to provide a practical illustration of the basic principles of this system of magick.

Necromancy in the Ancient World

Presented with Jo-Ann Byers-Mierzwicki.

Necromancy involves dissolving the barriers between the living and the spirits of the dead, so that the spirits, no longer fettered by physical bodies, can divulge information not normally available to the living. If time and circumstances permit, a short invocation to the Daimôn of the Dead, will be included so as to illustrate a technique used for working with the spirits of the dead. [Please note that “daimôn” means “spirit.”]


Presented with Jo-Ann Byers-Mierzwicki.

Selene, the Moon Goddess Apart from the Sun, no other celestial object has as obvious an effect as the Moon. The lunar cycles are linked with the tides and menstruation, and have been traditionally used by farmers to optimize times for planting and reaping. The full moon has been linked with behavioural changes in humans and animals. A particularly effective way of experiencing lunar energies is through the moon goddess, Selênê. Selênê’s golden crown was said to illuminate the night sky. Every night, Selênê journeyed across the heavens, clad in splendid robes, riding in a chariot drawn by two white horses, mules or cows. Sometimes she was portrayed as mounted on a horse, a mule or a bull. The horns of the bull and cows symbolised the crescent moon. If time and circumstances permit, an invocation of Selênê will be included.

Set: Evil or Misunderstood?

Presented with Jo-Ann Byers-Mierzwicki.

Set was the supreme deity of neolithic tribesmen in predynastic Egypt. In the Pyramid texts, Set was portrayed as a friend and helper of the dead. In the Book of Coming Forth by Day, Set was shown defending the Solar Barque on its journey through the underworld. As time went on, Set became the personification of evil, as clearly seen in the Osiris myths. When the Greeks invaded Egypt in Classical times, Set became identified with Typhon, a monster with a hundred dragons' heads. In later times, Set became one of the prototypes for the Christian Satan. This lecture will outline how this transformation took place, and will give an insight into the real nature of Set.

















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