389 – Sword

Physical description:
Ritual sword with red-painted grip and brass crosspiece incorporating 3 discs.
Museum classification:
Ritual Magic
Size:
900 long
Information:

Companion to 1420.
Made by George Alexander. A catalogue and price list of magical artefacts made by him, showing a sword very like this one, is held in the museum archive.

This is a standard Golden Dawn/Ritual Magic design of sword. 

Aleister Crowley wrote in Book 4, Part 2:

“The Magick Sword is the analytical faculty...”

“The guard is composed of the two crescents of the waxing and waning moon…Spheres are places between them, forming an equilateral triangle with the sphere of the pommel.”

“Whosoever take the the sword shall perish by the sword is not a mystical threat but a mystical promise.  It is our own complexity that must be destroyed.”

“The sword or the dagger is attributed to air, all-wandering, all-penetrable, but unstable”

In 2018, this sword featured in the Museum's exhibition "Dew of Heaven: Objects of Ritual Magic."  See photograph below for this object on display in that exhibition.

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Steel, brass, wood
Copyright ownership:
Copyright to The Museum of Witchcraft Ltd.

Companion to 1420.
Made by George Alexander. A catalogue and price list of magical artefacts made by him, showing a sword very like this one, is held in the museum archive.

This is a standard Golden Dawn/Ritual Magic design of sword. 

Aleister Crowley wrote in Book 4, Part 2:

“The Magick Sword is the analytical faculty...”

“The guard is composed of the two crescents of the waxing and waning moon…Spheres are places between them, forming an equilateral triangle with the sphere of the pommel.”

“Whosoever take the the sword shall perish by the sword is not a mystical threat but a mystical promise.  It is our own complexity that must be destroyed.”

“The sword or the dagger is attributed to air, all-wandering, all-penetrable, but unstable”

In 2018, this sword featured in the Museum's exhibition "Dew of Heaven: Objects of Ritual Magic."  See photograph below for this object on display in that exhibition.