Most of you who visit our site have previously heard of this amazing ability of some people who voluntarily (or not) get out of their body and wonder in a spirit form. Some others may just heard of the term “astral projection”, making them wonder what it may mean. So you googled it and here we are. Of course there are some who already know about astral projection and you want to know more!
Gnosis is a cosmic teaching that aims to restore in each one of us the ability to live consciously and intelligently. One of the fundamental principles of Gnosis is that all Religions teach the same thing, they teach the Path to return to God (the Authentic Path of Initiation). And this path is present in the Kabalah and in the Tarot plates as well. God, for the Gnostic, is something which exists within, that every human being can connect with and access if they learn the methods to do so.
Something that we need to understand is that Kabalah and Tarot cards are not a game. They are a Symbolic representation of the Cosmic Science (the Science of the Union with God) which allows us to grasp the universe and our place in it. The Cosmic Science teaches us the path which will end all suffering. When we apply this Science to our lives, we can escape the laws of Evolution and become something like a Super-Man or Super-Woman.
But in order to do this, we must be serious about the work that is necessary on the Path to return to God (the Path of Authentic Initiation). This work is synthesized into the 3 Factors or the 3 Keys of the Revolution of the Consciousness: Death, Birth and Sacrifice.
In the ceremony of Reception, the candidate is instructed in the secrets of the Neophyte grade. These are the modes of recognition present in most mundane organizations and societies, as well as to other esoteric orders of this nature. It is common for students of the Order to spend much time studying other features of the basic rudiments of Occult science, and neglect the grip and word as mere `claptrap`not worthy of attention. Any attempt given to understanding the import of these symbols is not a wasted effort by any means, for they are in fact of great importance. Even a small amount of study by the new Neophyte magician will reveal why these are indeed considered to be `the secrets of the grade`.
Dona nobis pacem
Dona eis Requiem
In pacem aeterna pacem, in pacem
Levels in magic are sometimes called levels of consciousness. They are important because they tell you a few key magic concepts.
“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Hermetic Hour presents a lecture on the magick of Franz Bardon, the 20th century European alchemist and magician. Bardon was the author of three books on magick, and one semi-autobiographical novel. His Eastern style methods of training, owing much to raja and tantric yoga, have had a considerable influence on modern Western practice. We will discuss each of his three books in sequence; where his information came from, and what his philosophy was. You will learn about “fluid condensers,” “volts,” “elementals,” magnetic and electric fluids, and magick mirrors. His debt to P. B. Randolph will be mentioned. We will discuss the origins of his myriads of spirits, the way he derived his sigils, his unique concept of Kabbalah. Bardon’s background as a professional hypnotist, alchemist and healer will be compared to his mundane life and problems. The Master was an over-weight chain-smoker who died after eating a bacon sandwich—but he was still “The Master,” and we should appreciate him all the more for the faults that made him human. Tune in find out why Simon, King of the Witches kept saying “Magnetic-Electric,” while having fun with the D.A.’s daughter.
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Qabalah & Tarot: Secrets of the Magician’s Table
This lesson examines the symbols of tarot in regards to the Qabalistic Tree of Life and, in particular, the symbolism of the table in the Magician card. The magus has 4 implements on his table: the wand, cup, sword, and pentacle. These represents four aspects of the magician’s consciousness which are utilized in ritual.
The Spirit of God moved upon the waters, and breathed into the face of man the breath of life. Let Michael be my leader, and Sabtabiel my servant, in light and by light.
Let the Verb be my breath, and I will command the spirits of air thereby, and I will bridle the horses of the Sun with the will of my heart, and the thoughts of my mind and the commandment of my right eye.
I therefore exorcise thee, creature of air by Pentagrammaton and in the name of Tetragrammaton, in which is firm will and true faith. Amen, Selah, Fiat, so mote it be.)
Prayer of the Sylphs:
Spirit of light, spirit of wisdom, whose breath gives and takes away the form of all things; you before whom the life of beings is a shadow which changes and a vapor which passes; you who raise the clouds and who walks on the wings of the winds; you who exhale, and then the space without end is peopled; you who inhale, and then all which comes from you goes back to you.
Movement without end in eternal stability, be eternally blessed. We praise you and we bless you in the ever-changing empire of the created light, of shadows, of reflections, and of images, and we aspire ceaselessly to your immutable and imperishable clarity.
Allow the ray of your intelligence and the warmth of your love to penetrate all the way to us: then that which is mobile shall be fixed, the shadow shall be a body, the spirit of air shall be a soul, the dream will be a reality. And we will never again be carried away by the storm, because we will hold the bridles of the winged horses of dawn and will rule the race of the night winds to fly to your presence.
O Creator, breath of all beings! In the flow and reflow of your Eternal Word, that is the Divine Ocean of Movement, Protect us! Be it so!
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This article produces a simple version of the neo-platonic structure behind the Chaldean Oracles so that they can be understood by modern magicians.