Princess of Swords Thoth Tarot Card Tutorial – Esoteric Meanings

A detailed written and YouTube presentation of the Princess of Swords of the Thoth Tarot Court Cards as part of a complete series on this deck.  […]

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RITUAL MAGIC | A Simple and Yet Powerful Archangel Invocation

There are many ways to invoke and call forth the presence of the Archangels… One of the most powerful is invoking the Archangels in every direction.

This Archangel Invocation puts you right at the center of a powerful Archangelic energy. You can use this for protection, to raise your vibration… Anchor light where you are… Connect with your highest Divine Self or to simpy tune into the love, support, guidance and incredible angelic energy of the Archangels.

Here’s exactly how to do this.

Archangel Invocation

To begin, focus your awareness within, breathe, relax and begin to visualize golden and white light all around as you now ask to be surrounded with Divine Light love, and with the Archangels in every direction.

Then think clearly and powerfully, or say aloud:

Recite aloud:

Calling in the Archangels from every direction. East, South, West, North,

Above, Below… Within…

“I now call upon Archangel Raphael in the East.”

Raphael is the Archangel of Air, and as you call him forth, feel or see the Emerald Green light and healing presence as Archangel Raphael steps forward.

“I call upon Archangel Michael in the South”

Archangel Michael is the Archangel of Fire. Tune into the electric blue fire and protective energy of Archangel Michael.

“I call upon Archangel Gabriel in the West”

Archangel Gabriel is the Archangel of Water. Tune into the sky-blue diamond light of Gabriel as she steps forward.

“I now call upon Archangel Auriel in the North”

Archangel Auriel is the Archangel of the Earth. Tune into the golden fiery light as Uriel steps forward.

“I now call in Archangel Sandalphon below me…”

Bringing up the crystalline grid and Sophia– Christ Light into your heart center

“I now call upon Archangel Metatron above…”

Lowering down the Solar- Christ Consciousness grid into your heart center.

Now tune into this sacred geometric shape around you…

The pillars of Archangelic energy creaing an octahedron around you.

“Inside this sacred geometric space, I now ask that the vibration be lifted, and filled with the love and light of Divine Presence. And now at the center, through my open heart, I call in and forth the full presence of my highest Divine Self.”

Allow your energy lift, expand, and through your open heart, feel the presence of the Archangels above, below and all around …

And within you, feel the presence of your highest Divine Self. Feel and experience your highest divine light.

From here, allow yourself to simply be present and to bask in the loving, blissful energy. You can ask for specific guidance or healing or you can simply anchor Divine Love, light and presence where you are, through your open heart, into the present moment…

Anchoring Divine Love into the earth and rippling out far beyond you.

And so it is.

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Give this a try and just feel, see, experience and know the presence of the archangelic energy when you connect, invoke and invite it in.

I hope that this is helpful for you.

The Hermetic Philosophy

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“The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding”–The Kybalion.

From old Egypt have come the fundamental esoteric and occult teachings which have so strongly influenced the philosophies of all races, nations and peoples, for several thousand years. Egypt, the home of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, was the birthplace of the Hidden Wisdom and Mystic Teachings. From her Secret Doctrine all nations have borrowed. India, Persia, Chaldea, Medea, China, Japan, Assyria, ancient Greece and Rome, and other ancient countries partook liberally at the feast of knowledge which the Hierophants and Masters of the Land of Isis so freely provided for those who came prepared to partake of the great store of Mystic and Occult Lore which the masterminds of that ancient land had gathered together.

In ancient Egypt dwelt the great Adepts and Masters who have never been surpassed, and who seldom have been equaled, during the centuries that have taken their processional flight since the days of the Great Hermes. In Egypt was located the Great Lodge of Lodges of the Mystics. At the doors of her Temples entered the Neophytes who afterward, as Hierophants, Adepts, and Masters, traveled to the four corners of the earth, carrying with them the precious knowledge which they were ready, anxious, and willing to pass on to those who were ready to receive the same. All students of the Occult recognize the debt that they owe to these venerable Masters of that ancient land.

But among these great Masters of Ancient Egypt there once dwelt one of whom Masters hailed as “The Master of Masters.” This man, if “man” indeed he was, dwelt in Egypt in the earliest days. He was known as Hermes Trismegistus. He was the father of the Occult Wisdom; the founder of Astrology; the discoverer of Alchemy. The details of his life story are lost to history, owing to the lapse of the years, though several of the ancient countries disputed with each other in their claims to the honor of having furnished his birthplace–and this thousands of years ago. The date of his sojourn in Egypt, in that his last incarnation on this planet, is not now known, but it has been fixed at the early days of the oldest dynasties of Egypt–long before the days of Moses. The best authorities regard him as a contemporary of Abraham, and some of the Jewish traditions go so far as to claim that Abraham acquired a portion of his mystic knowledge from Hermes himself.

As the years rolled by after his passing from this plane of life (tradition recording that he lived three hundred years in the flesh), the Egyptians deified Hermes, and made him one of their gods, under the name of Thoth. Years after, the people of Ancient Greece also made him one of their many gods–calling him “Hermes, the god of Wisdom.” The Egyptians revered his memory for many centuries-yes, tens of centuries– calling him “the Scribe of the Gods,” and bestowing upon him, distinctively, his ancient title, “Trismegistus,” which means “the thrice-great”; “the great-great”; “the greatest-great”; etc. In all the ancient lands, the name of Hermes Trismegistus was revered, the name being synonymous with the “Fount of Wisdom.”

Even to this day, we use the term “hermetic” in the sense of “secret”; “sealed so that nothing can escape”; etc., and this by reason of the fact that the followers of Hermes always observed the principle of secrecy in their teachings. They did not believe in “casting pearls before swine,” but rather held to the teaching “milk for babes”; “meat for strong men,” both of which maxims are familiar to readers of the Christian scriptures, but both of which had been used by the Egyptians for centuries before the Christian era.

And this policy of careful dissemination of the truth has always characterized the Hermetics, even unto the present day. The Hermetic Teachings are to be found in all lands, among all religions, but never identified with any particular country, nor with any particular religious sect. This because of the warning of the ancient teachers against allowing the Secret Doctrine to become crystallized into a creed. The wisdom of this caution is apparent to all students of history. The ancient occultism of India and Persia degenerated, and was largely lost, owing to the fact that the teachers became priests, and so mixed theology with the philosophy, the result being that the occultism of India and Persia has been gradually lost amidst the mass of religious superstition, cults, creeds and “gods.” So it was with Ancient Greece and Rome. So it was with the Hermetic Teachings of the Gnostics and Early Christians, which were lost at the time of Constantine, whose iron hand smothered philosophy with the blanket of theology, losing to the Christian Church that which was its very essence and spirit, and causing it to grope throughout several centuries before it found the way back to its ancient faith, the indications apparent to all careful observers in this Twentieth Century being that the Church is now struggling to get back to its ancient mystic teachings.

But there were always a few faithful souls who kept alive the Flame, tending it carefully, and not allowing its light to become extinguished. And thanks to these staunch hearts, and fearless minds, we have the truth still with us. But it is not found in books, to any great extent. It has been passed along from Master to Student; from Initiate to Hierophant; from lip to ear. When it was written down at all, its meaning was veiled in terms of alchemy and astrology so that only those possessing the key could read it aright. This was made necessary in order to avoid the persecutions of the theologians of the Middle Ages, who fought the Secret Doctrine with fire and sword; stake, gibbet and cross. Even to this day there will be found but few reliable books on the Hermetic Philosophy, although there are countless references to it in many books written on various phases of Occultism. And yet, the Hermetic Philosophy is the only Master Key which will open all the doors of the Occult Teachings!

In the early days, there was a compilation of certain Basic Hermetic Doctrines, passed on from teacher to student, which was known as “THE KYBALION,” the exact significance and meaning of the term having been lost for several centuries. This teaching, however, is known to many to whom it has descended, from mouth to ear, on and on throughout the centuries. Its precepts have never been written down, or printed, so far as we know. It was merely a collection of maxims, axioms, and precepts, which were non-understandable to outsiders, but which were readily understood by students, after the axioms, maxims, and precepts had been explained and exemplified by the Hermetic Initiates to their Neophytes. These teachings really constituted the basic principles of “The Art of Hermetic Alchemy,” which, contrary to the general belief, dealt in the mastery of Mental Forces, rather than Material Elements-the Transmutation of one kind of Mental Vibrations into others, instead of the changing of one kind of metal into another. The legends of the “Philosopher’s Stone” which would turn base metal into Gold, was an allegory relating to Hermetic Philosophy, readily understood by all students of true Hermeticism.

In this little book, of which this is the First Lesson, we invite our students to examine into the Hermetic Teachings, as set forth in THE KYBALION, and as explained by ourselves, humble students of the Teachings, who, while bearing the title of Initiates, are still students at the feet of HERMES, the Master. We herein give you many of the maxims, axioms and precepts of THE KYBALION, accompanied by explanations and illustrations which we deem likely to render the teachings more easily comprehended by the modern student, particularly as the original text is purposely veiled in obscure terms.

The original maxims, axioms, and precepts of THE KYBALION are printed herein, in italics, the proper credit being given. Our own work is printed in the regular way, in the body of the work. We trust that the many students to whom we now offer this little work will derive as much benefit from the study of its pages as have the many who have gone on before, treading the same Path to Mastery throughout the centuries that have passed since the times of HERMES TRISMEGISTUS–the Master of Masters–the Great-Great. In the words of “THE KYBALION”:

“Where fall the footsteps of the Master, the ears of those
ready for his Teaching open wide.”–The Kybalion.

“When the ears of the student are ready to hear, then cometh
the lips to fill them with Wisdom.”–The Kybalion.

So that according to the Teachings, the passage of this book to those ready for the instruction will attract the attention of such as are prepared to receive the Teaching. And, likewise, when the pupil is ready to receive the truth, then will this little book come to him, or her. Such is The Law. The Hermetic Principle of Cause and Effect, in its aspect of The Law of Attraction, will bring lips and ear together–pupil and book in company. So mote it be!

Artwork by Miles Toland.

 

The Age of Aether

The physical world crystallized and emerged during the Lemurian age. This was the time when humanity was tempted and fell. The Lemurian age is the garden of Eden, it was that time. Previous to the Lemurian age were the Hyperborean and Polar ages, etc., which is when humanity was not physical. During the Lemurian era, humanity began to emerge into the physical world. In other words, all of creation was descending and crystallizing more and more into matter. During that process, what has to happen, is that the physical body is created and emerges. This is when the Kundabuffer organ was introduced. It was during that moment that the temptation occurred, when the physical body was starting to crystallize, when humanity started to enter the physical world. This is what it means when it says: “Their eyes were opened.” They started to develop physical sight.

This is gradual process of cosmic evolution that occurs in every corner of the universe. Gradually, matter settles from more rarefied forms into more concrete forms. The physical, three-dimensional matter is the end of this process, and from this stage everything returns back upwards. At this time in the development of this planet, we are in a terrestrial (physical) stage, and thus need physical bodies. At other times, we need whatever body corresponds to the current stage of development.

Right now, we need the physical body both in terms of the cosmic evolution and we need it in terms of our personal evolution. So that body only emerges at that stage of the development of any humanity. Previous to that there are other levels of work there happening. And, in the next age, which will be ethereal, we will need ethereal bodies in order to advance spiritually.

When all mankind has found the Light, the play will be finished. Likewise this planet will be finished as an abode for man. It will then be rolled off into its ever expanding orbit while Venus is gradually being rolled into place to become the stage for the next repetition of THE ASCENT OF MAN in this solar system.

We actors of the play must, therefore, be content with the lines of the play revealed to each of us in Light. We must, likewise, be ever joyous at our continuous transformation, as each one of us learns our part, line by line, the better to fulfil! it worthily.

All parts of the play are experiences which become the action of the play. All man’s experiences are part of his unfolding. Each experience is a part of his journey from die dark to the Light. All experiences are steps in that journey to his mountain top of glory. All experiences, therefore, are good experiences.

– Walter Russel

Meditation Moment …

“In Eden two trees fructified; the tree of science and the tree of life; the tree of science is the reason and the tree of life is the love that produces faith. Reason without faith is the death of the heart. Faith without reason is the creative madness of hell, it is the annihilation of the spirit”.

Eliphas Levi

The Book of the Wise

Art by Piotr Dura

Musings …

You are more than you think you are. There are dimensions of your being and a potential for realization and consciousness that are not included in your concept of yourself. Your life is much deeper and broader than you conceive it to be here. What you are living is but a fractional inkling of what is really within you, what gives you life, breathe, and depth.

~Joseph Campbell

The Number 777 and the Path of the Flaming Sword


 In this essay, I will discuss the qabalah of the number 777 from two different approaches. The classical derivation of 777 is to sum the paths that the Lightning Flash of Creation travels along or, in the case of Gimel, crosses on its journey from Kether to Malkuth on the Tree of Life. Another way to derive 777 is to add 359 to 418, as suggested by Aleister Crowley’s comment on chapter 3, verse 74, of the Book of the Law. Both approaches discover an archetype of spirit incarnated in human form. […]

Read article here: http://www.aiwass.com/777.html

Sigils | THE SECRET SEAL OF SOLOMON | Tetragrammaton 

THIS is the Form of Pentagram of Solomon, the figure whereof is to be made in Sol or Luna (Gold or Silver), and worn upon thy breast; having the Seal of the Spirit required upon the other side thereof. It is to preserve thee from danger, and also to command the Spirits by.

Colors

BLACK:  Circle and pentagram outlined in black. Names and Sigils within Pentagram black also.

RED:  “Tetragrammaton” in red letters.

BLUE:  Ground of center of Pentagram, where “Soluzen” is written, green. External angles of Pentagram where “Abdia”, “Ballaton,” “Bellony”, “Hallily” and “Halliza,” are written.

 

Source:  http://www.sacred-texts.com/grim/lks/lks11.htm