Re: Secret/Magic Names
By: SunYote / Novice Nov 07, 2014
Post # 3
This is another one of those things that varies by tradition.
In some traditions you choose names very infrequently, or sometimes just once, so the goal is typically to choose a name that captures the deepest essence of who you are and/or the ultimate goal of your magical life.
In other traditions, most notably the Hermetic & Thelemic initiatory traditions, you can choose a brand new name with every degree you take (of which there are 10 or more, depending on which group you join). Here the names are often a little more short-term in scope and are meant to capture who you are or what you are trying to attain at that particular degree / stage of your life.