Aura Paper 25 – On the Diseases of the Aura

Magic of the Ordinary is fortunate to have been given permission to release one more Aura Paper, Aura Paper XXV, “On the Diseases of the Aura”.

As with the other Aura Papers, it is easy view this one as outdated and having little to offer, and that would be a mistake. There are very interesting little gems here. What struck me most after re-typing it (why don’t 5.25 Inch floppies last when stored for twenty years in a barn in York?) was the display of compassion to those suffering mental and auric afflictions.  The scanned version is not the best, but there you go 🙂 It’s fairly long so i won’t put the text up here.

Enjoy and hopefully more within the next few weeks.





  1. Aleksandar Jovanovic · July 20, 2008

    I try to download several times files aura-paper xxv and aura7comp,but failed.It say that I cant open because file is demaged.
    Is it posible to recive from you this files,or to download correct ones?

  2. V.H Fr A.C.A.S · July 22, 2008

    Well done Peregrin in releasing these.

    I suspect that Cicero got the Aura papers from T.F who has the entire collection.

    I have been battling the old school on the public release of
    all Golden Dawn materials for years and made some powerful enemies in maintaining this stance.

    Should we restrict Shakespeare or the Holy Bible – No. If it wasn’t for people like us, the Bible would remain locked in the domain of an inner circle of Priests.

    So once again you have may full support and appreciation in your work. Human Knowledge belongs to the world, to be made freely available to all, and not to a few hoarders in
    their isolationist snug of un-scanned private collections.

    I have a collection of some original G.D scanned materials at: /Inner_Order
    Id= gd-library and password = guest

    you are all your readers are welcome to use these materials.


  3. Peregrin · July 23, 2008

    Hi there V.H. Fr A.C.A.S,

    thank you for the comment. Yes i expect it is Tony that is Chic’s source.

    Thank you for the link. It is very useful and much appreciated. I came across some of Frank Salt’s writing while cataloging the Simon Goodman collection at Murdoch Uni. Not sure where HE got them from.

    thank you again and good luck with your work,

    Peregrin 🙂

  4. Dean Wilson · July 23, 2008


    Peregin – as ever, thank you for sharing these. I look forward to more, and hope that you can publish them 🙂

    Ormus – they download and display fine for me. It would be unfair of me to rehost them, as they are not my work, but if you want me to email you a copy, post your email address here. Potentially you need to update your Adobe software, however.

    V.H. Fr. ACAS – thank you for sharing the link and password. I’m tempted by the Ceremonies section, but I understand that this is reserved for Whare Atua members. The other material is very intriguing, however, and I applaud the decision to allow a greater readership to view them.


  5. V.H Fr A.C.A.S · July 23, 2008

    Thank You Dean / Peregin for you supportive comments.

    What private collectors need to release that in our Open Source philosophy that we build upon the work of those before. So in the terms of Cromlech or Frank Salt etc,
    magicians use these (and others) and evolve from there.

    What a F* world we would have, if every engineer had
    to begin with designing the wheel! same for everything.

    Yes ceremonies is reserved for members only .. politics out
    of my control unfortunately 😐

    Question: In terms of ‘Simon Goodman’ do you mean Ian Watts
    a student of Alex Sanders (Witch King of Hastings UK). I.e. the person who took Alexandrian Wicca to Australia? If so
    the ‘Cockroach Papers’ are very interesting…


  6. Peregrin · July 24, 2008

    Hi there Fr ACAS,

    Yes, Ian Watts. Unfortunately I do not have a copy of the Cockroach Papers.

    Simon (as he liked to be called) donated his collection to Murdoch University Library shortly before he died. I was working there at the time. I moved the boxes of books etc into the special collections section on my day off, after they were collected. I noted then the Cockroach Papers when moving the boxes.

    I came back to work a week later and found the Special Collections librarian, being the kind trusting soul he is, had let three Wiccans into the collection before it was cataloged and security tagged. They used false names but he described them well enough for me to be pretty sure who they were. Anyway they left without calling him back to escort them out and after they had visited the Cockroach Papers were nowhere to be found 😦

    Who knows what else they took? In the end though it saved the library a little bit of hassle as we received a threat of legal action for holding the Papers from a Wiccan Priestess whose husband had put his name to the publication. Oh, what strange times the eighties were 🙂

    The collection though was very good and i guess, thinking about it now, i should put up some material here for the Pagans and Wiccans out there. There is also some Guardians material, letters from Michael Freedman and (the New Zealand) Magic Pentacle I am sure you are familiar with 🙂

    Peregrin 🙂

  7. V.H Fr A.C.A.S · July 24, 2008

    I have a copy of the “Cockroach Papers”…

    One of Simon Goodman’s successors to his Order the
    ‘Convanventus Quercus’ was a Stuart B who provided me
    with these for private use. However as he had left Q.C
    he couldn’t give me permissions for a Wiccan Order or
    publication. Stuart B who had left Q.C and was succeeded
    by Paul J.C who is the present Magister of C.Q. Paul J.C
    provided me with permission to use within Ordrine Scatere
    Stellae, but very restricted to inner membership.

    Anyone else claiming legalities over these has no right too.

    Regrettably I can release these at present. However I would
    love for the University to have my copy of these. Perhaps we can work something out.. but will need to get permissions.

    Australia/N.Z has a very rich esoteric culture 🙂


  8. Peregrin · August 4, 2008

    Hello Fr ACAS,

    thank you for the info and the inevitable trip down memory lane 🙂

    The links are very informative too 🙂 Ta.

    If you can find a way to restore the papers to the university, that would be good 🙂 Thanks for thinking about this.

    peregrin 🙂

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  10. V.H Fr A.C.A.S · August 16, 2008

    I would need an official request from the University for a copy of the Cockroach papers.

  11. Cian MacFhiarais · August 24, 2009

    With regards to Lenny/Jean de Cabilis’ comment regarding the “Cockroach Papers”…

    “Paul J.C who is the present Magister of C.Q. Paul J.C
    provided me with permission to use within Ordrine Scatere
    Stellae, but very restricted to inner membership. Anyone else claiming legalities over these has no right too.”

    The Cockroach papers/ biography-history document I would say would be copywrite the authors not Simon or his successors. Use of other C.Q/Simon Goodman documents and material may have been granted to Jean de Cabilis by Paul/James however his above statement is incorrect as this succesor also gave permission for use to other individuals and Wiccan groups over the years (such as myself).

    Cian MacFhiarais

  12. V.H Fr ACAS · August 30, 2009

    Re: Cain’s comment.

    Cian my well be correct. However my understanding was that only the C.Q (Paul) had ownership rights to the Ian Watts material, via successorship – hence my above comment.

    BTW There is an interesting Gregory addition to the Cockroach papers..

  13. VH Fr ACAS · October 16, 2009

    Hi Peregrin

    If you contact me with you postage address I will
    post you with my copy of the ‘Cockroach Papers’
    by Simon Goodman.

    I have no use for it and believe you could make
    better use for it.

    BTW I am do not believe that it was written by Julia on behalf of Simon Goodman. There is good history contained within this document with all relevant persons in Australia at that time. You can come to your own conclusions.


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