AUGMN is a mantra created by Aleister Crowley that he said was the magical formula of the universe. Crowley believed that the sound vibrations of AUGMN were so powerful that a magician who mastered them would be able to control the forces of the universe.

AUGMN is an expansion of the most sacred Hindu mantra, Om, which is an expression of the Supreme Reality and is the sound from which the universe was created. The Buddhist mantra “Om mani padme hum,” meaning “O, Jewel of the Lotus, Amen,” or “The Supreme Reality (is the) lotus jewel of Oneness,” is an amulet against evil and bad luck, as well as for religious and spiritual purposes.

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy Written byRosemary Ellen Guiley Copyright © 2006 by Visionary Living, Inc.