Backward Face: A term that I use for true evil; it can never be completely destroyed, but it can always be defeated somehow. See The Backward Face.
Execration: The use of magic to ward off evil and misfortune.
Friday the 13th: A date that we celebrate as a holiday in my family; a celebration of Seth’s part in making the resurrection of Osiris possible.
Horned Pentacle: A five-pointed star in a circle that’s drawn with two of its points facing upward.
Ishtar: Goddess of love, both as a positive and a negative force; Queen of Heaven and the Mother Goddess of my family’s pantheon. See Ishtar (Part 1).
LV-426 Tradition: My unique Pagan and Typhonian tradition, which is also practiced by three other people in my family.
Ma’at: Truth, order, balance and justice all together; the principles that make life as good as it can be, and for as many beings as possible.
Magic: Using ritual drama to create desired changes in objective reality, one or more subjective realities, or both.
Osiris: God of resurrection, identified with vegetation and agriculture; established Ma’at in the afterlife.
Paganism: A variety of Western spiritualities that hold nature to be sacred somehow, and that usually involve magic based on mythology and/or folklore.
Qliphoth: Negative spiritual forces that harm the living.
Ra: Creator God, the stardust of which all life is made; identified with gender-neutral pronouns (e.g., “Ze,” “Hir”) on this website.
Sabbath: A weekly night of prayer and worship that is usually observed in my tradition on Friday nights.
Samhain (“SOW-wynn”): A Celtic festival of the dead that later became Halloween; the most important religious festival in my family, celebrated from October 31 to November 2. See Samhain.
Set / Seth-Typhon / Sutekh: Storm God, creator of change and slayer of monsters; my Eternal Source and the God who is most sacred to me. See The Great God Seth.
Setheus: The spiritual domain of Seth, situated “behind the Big Dipper.”
Sha: An unidentified creature with rectangular ears, a curved snout, and a long forked tail; the most holy animal and symbol of Seth. See Seth’s Sacred Critters.
Typhonianism: A catch-all term for any spirituality in which Seth-Typhon plays a central role; my tradition is just one example. See Typhonianism.
Walpurgisnacht: April 30, the “Halloween” of springtime; a time for execrating demons and celebrating the fertility of the earth. See Walpurgisnacht.
Wep Ronpet: “Opening of the Year”; the Egyptian New Year Festival, which I celebrate on August 15. See Wep Ronpet.