Pisces 29. A book of healing mantras.
“The Golden Word,” a seven volume book of mantras, was compiled by the Alchemist Narshaad Rostan. He included in it not only traditional mantras, but also mantras which he said were given to him by angels and other spirits to include in his work. Detailed information is provided as to the various illnesses and problems that each mantra can heal, as well as the number of times each one is to be said., and other rituals to be performed in their saying.
Narshaad also describes in his book how the spirit of a certain nameless alchemist came to him and explained to him the art of combining mantras, so that often groups of mantras were chanted in specific patterns involving, in some examples, as many as 70 or more mantras at a time. Other mantras were given that were actually in the form of melodies meant to be sung to particular sequences of vowels, and other mantras in which each syllable was to be chanted by a single individual, so that a twenty syllable mantra required twenty people who would stand in a circle and each chant his own syllable in sequence so that the mantra revolved around the circle. Other mantras were to be chanted so slowly that only one word was said a day, the rest of the day requiring the total silence of the chanter until the next day when the next word was said. Other mantras were supposed to be chanted forwards then backwards then forwards again and continuing on in this pattern.
Many of the mantras were said only to work when chanted under particular astrological conditions, and other only when it was snowing, or raining, or on cloudless days.
At the time of his death Serapis had not completed his great text, and the spirit of the nameless alchemist is still seeking someone through whom he can impart the rest of his information.
For those who might be interested there is a mantra in volume 6 on page 792 of “The Golden Word” which will summon him. He waits.