BOYAN MAGA THE FOUNDER OF BOGOMILISM

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Boyan Magesnik is one of the most mysterious figures in Bulgarian

"The most prominent was Boyan Maga. He was the founder, and pop Bogomil was the preacher and disseminator."
~ the Master Peter Deunov (Beinsa Douno)

A tenth-century chronicler writes in detail about the Imperial / Magnaur / Byzantium school, where heirs to the throne were brought up. Since at that time, from the Simeon days, there was a friendship, though not intimacy, between Preslav and Byzantium, and one of the Bulgarian heirs to the throne, Boyan-Veniamin, was sent to study there.

Set in the court of the cunning Romeos, between the subtle entanglements of the ancient mind and the Byzantine dexterity, amidst the monuments of the great art of which Constantine Seventh details in his chronicles, we can imagine the impressions that should have pursued the early searches of extraordinary young man.

Thin miniatures, parchments with twists, knits and headers, mosaics, gold-plated carvings, glass details, books of rigor and penetration, armor, sculptures, vessels, ancient garments, annals of the past, and the outlines of some - it gives ground for the work of the one who had to give the best Bulgarian book, the deepest theory of eternal demands and the most delicate work of human realization.

In this environment of art, form and design, which put him the national whim of a national destiny, Boyan lived for several years.

At this school of Roma heirs, he met two individuals who were to play their part in the coming events and pay tribute to Boyanu - Maria, the granddaughter of Roman Lakatnik, also studied there. One of the main educators of the imperial school tells us that he was Nikolai Mystic - a canonist, writer, and philosopher whose name went down in history. These two faces - Princess Maria and Nicholas Mystic - clearly delineate the backdrop of that strange school, where miraculous events must conceive and give birth between two delineated poles - the subtle deceptive beauty of charm and the deep, fierce wrinkle of thought.

Let's stop and see the impression that a young thinker can make on these two faces, because it is characteristic. Mary loved him as a woman, and Nikolai Mystic was frightened by his thought. A misunderstood relationship weighed on these three, not long gathered there. The proverbial beauty offered the magician his strokes and deceitful charms of a serpent's body, which he coldly repelled, as well as the clever and dry dogmatic falsity offered to him by the patriarch of his scholarship. Boyan was an awakened soul and in the past reincarnation he had tried all these things that these two faces offered him. He was open-eyed to a lofty world where he contemplated much greater beauty and much greater and living wisdom. Therefore, what was offered to him did not hurt him, did not touch him.

Boyan was born to the second wife of King Simeon, who died on May 27, 927. When Peter became king after Simeon's death, he was married to Mary, a Byzantine princess, a classmate of Boyan. They called her Irina, which means peace.

In the winter of 927 Boyan, now 17, returned to Preslav. This was required by management needs.

Two chroniclers who spoke about the order in the then administration mentioned that Ivan and Boyan were decorated with robes. This gives us no clue as to the work entrusted to the two brothers.

But it is known that the mantles wore the closest royal advisers in those days, while the boyars and retinue of the chosen nobles wore only a ring and a sword. The honorable post was given to Boyana for two reasons: he was a royal brother, the main thing, and his energy and slim and sound wisdom spoke of abilities that could not be ignored.

And here begins the life of Boyan in the midst of palace intrigues, gossip, tricks and crude mischief. Byzantium was transferred to Preslav and the cunning queen did not allow any foreign interference and did not want fair rule.

Old love flashed at Maria when Boyan returned to Preslav. She followed Boyana forward and craved his caresses. But cold was Boyan - and what they say about the marble column is not a legend, but a truth. He told Queen Mary: "Go! Don't approach me! Go away! Rather embrace these marbles, they would warm you more because I'm colder than them. "

Loutprand, the Bishop of Cremona, who in his capacity as ambassador to the Emperor Otto II had visited Preslav twice and several times in Byzantium and was very interested in Boyan's personality and deeds, he left us two or three words about him: ". ..And Veniamin-Boyan was strong in magic, magic and secret fascination" - he writes.

And it is known that ten years after those times of first distant reverence, the Bishop of Cremona secretly visited Boyana in Byzantium and received a magic wand and ring from him.

Loutprand, a mature man already, spread the wizard's teachings in his home country and sent students to set up centers and rewrite the first legends of Boyana. The quoted lines of the German lord express rather admiration for Boyana's magical power, but they do not give us any information about his work as a magician.

What is the job of this strange young man who, at the age of 16, possessed the keys to the Great Work? It is known that he who holds the keys to the Great Work is the master of life and death.

He is a great initiate to whom all the secrets of the three worlds are revealed. He was in touch with the great intelligent beings of the Universe and was using their power and support. He knows the hidden forces of Nature and uses them for the weal and good of humans. Therefore, he can cure all diseases and raise the dead. He is the master of form and can become visible and invisible " and can be transported over long distances and can take whatever form he wants.

How did Boyan learn this great art and this great science? - It is not acquired in one life. Boyan wears it from his past. He is a Great Spirit who came to lift the Bulgarian people, and hence the whole of European humanity. Boyan was tasked with awakening the human mind to start thinking and exploring living Nature and Life.

That is why the Master (Beinsa Douno) tells for Boyana that he is an archangel sent to lift the Bulgarian people. And the archangels are the spirits that lead the nations. Each nation has an archangel who guides it in the path of its development. He is usually invisible, but at an epochal moment in the development of the people he descends and incarnates to give impetus to the development of the souls of the people.

So, in that era, in the face of Boyana, we see the incarnate Spirit-leader of the Bulgarian people, who incarnated among his people to give a new impetus to his spiritual development.

But usually when one embodies the Great Spirit in a physical body, it still needs one external environment, one external impulse, to awaken in the new conditions. And so did Boyan. He was sent to Byzantium to study, and there he met the people who awakened him to his mission.

It is historically known that in those days the Bulgarian markets in Byzantium were wide and rich. Byzantium was then the center of three trade routes: Venice and the West, Preslav and the North, Syria and the East. Long caravans dreamed of spreading the fruits and benefits of three cultures of the era called the Byzantine culture.

The Bulgarian market in Byzantium exchanged the Western cold thought with the beautiful thought of the dreamed East and gave way to the deep Eastern wisdom to fertilize the concrete thought of the West and merge into one complex influence the paths of the two spirits.

So, commercially, what is alien to speculation and spoil is passing. Bulgaria linked the East with the West and exchanged both the fruits of their labor and their spiritual wealth.

In those Bulgarian markets in Byzantium, they saw Boyana often walk and stand for long days in the wide dungeons in a silk warehouse and then leave with two strangers, all covered with blankets. They also searched him in the palace where he lived. At night, they were lost somewhere, and again they were seen in Byzantium always together, always silent and secretly conversational.

This also paid attention to Nikolai Mystic, and he began to worry about his student's intentions and plans. Twice they left Byzantium and went somewhere in the East with gem.

One day after such a trip, Boyan returned alone and a glittering ring of onyx and emerald on his hand, a mark of high dedication and a face - a black veil, a symbol of discretion and keeping a secret. From these two unknown occult Masters from Syria, Boyan received the keys to the Great Work and became ordained. They awaken the archangel in him and prepare him for his mission.

It is known from * occult science, as I have already said that in Syria, in the region of Damascus, there is an occult center in the etheric world. That is why Christ appeared to the Apostle Paul. From there, Boyan receives his dedication. There, later, Christian Rosenkrouts received his dedication.

But Boyan must return to Preslav, because his father, King Simeon, has died, and his brother Peter has been raised to the throne, and he must be his advisor. When Boyan is already in Preslav, strangers come to him several times.

The Master says, “There is a Brotherhood that travels the world and brings culture. Where it is established, culture and civilization flourish. It was in Egypt, India, Persia, Chaldea, Palestine, Greece, Rome, England, Germany, France and is now gradually passing between the Bulgarians and the Slavs. Elsewhere, the Master says, "Each of the three branches of the White Brotherhood is governed by a great initiate." And when an occult center of the physical world is to be created in a place, a Great Initiate is incarnated, and the whole Brotherhood, which the Master speaks of, stands behind him. It is the rear, and he is on the front line. All the initiates who have worked in the past cultural eras gather around him as his rear and help him. The same thing happens with Boyan Maga, He is an envoy of the White Brotherhood to establish an occult center in Bulgaria, as a manifestation of the Third Brotherhood branch, which branches from Egypt, then passes to Persia, Arabia, Asia Minor and then goes to Bulgaria. And Steiner, in his fairy tale Christian Rosencreutz and Buddha, said: "In the tenth century, there was an occult school on the west coast of the Black Sea, where Christian Rosencreutz and Buddha came to preach." This thought confirms the above that when an initiate in the physical world appears, behind him are all the initiates and workers for the Great Work of the past.

So for us Bogomilism is not an accidental phenomenon, the result of any physical causes, but it is the work of the White Brotherhood, which wants to create an occult center through which to give impetus for the spiritual uplift of the Bulgarian people and from there to the whole European world. And the Bogomils, led by Boyana, did a great deal in this regard, but the reaction was strong and tried to destroy the case. But once you sow the seeds, they have borne fruit for the development of culture in Europe and now for the cause of the White Brotherhood in Bulgaria. Because the Master says that the current disciples of the White Brotherhood in Bulgaria are the former Bogomils.

Source: Vlad Pashov (1902-1974) , Bogomilism - Volume 8

Translation from Bulgarian: Dimitar Kirilov

BOYAN THE MAGICIAN (Boyan Magesnik) is one of the most mysterious figures in Bulgarian history and folklore. He was born in Preslav c910, the youngest son of Tsar Simeon the Great.


Bogomil is a Bulgarian given name of Slavic origin. It is composed of the Slavic words 'bog' (god) and 'mil' (dear) and means 'Dear to God'. Its feminine equivalents are Bogomila, Bogumiła, Bohumila. The sound change of 'g' > 'h' occurred in Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech and Slovak.

"The most prominent was Boyan Maga. He was the founder, and pop Bogomil was the preacher and disseminator."

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