Contemplations …

E’en with these words His aspect changed, and straightway, in the twinkling of an eye, all things were opened to me, and I see a Vision limitless, all things turned into Light – sweet, joyous (Light). And I became transported as I gazed.

But in a little while Darkness came settling down on part (of it). awesome and gloomy, coiling in sinuous folds, so that methought it like unto a snake.

And then the Darkness changed into some sort of a Moist Nature, tossed about beyond all power of words, belching out smoke as from a fire, and groaning forth a wailing sound that beggars all description.

[And] after that an outcry inarticulate came forth from it, as though it were a Voice of Fire.

5. (Thereon) out of the Light … a Holy Word (Logos) descended on that Nature. And upwards to the height from the Moist Nature leaped forth pure Fire; light was it, swift and active too.

The Air, too, being light, followed after the Fire; from out of the Earth-and-Water rising up to Fire so that it seemed to hang therefrom.

But Earth-and-Water stayed so mingled with each other, that Earth from Water no one could discern. Yet were they moved to hear by reason of the Spirit-Word (Logos) pervading them.

6. Then saith to me Man-Shepherd: Didst understand this Vision what it means?

Nay; that shall I know, said I.

That Light, He said, am I, thy God, Mind, prior to Moist Nature which appeared from Darkness; the Light-Word (Logos) [that appeared] from Mind is Son of God.

What then? – say I.

Know that what sees in thee and hears is the Lord’s Word (Logos); but Mind is Father-God. Not separate are they the one from other; just in their union [rather] is it Life consists.

Thanks be to Thee, I said.

So, understand the Light (He answered), and make friends with it.

7. And speaking thus He gazed for long into my eyes, so that I trembled at the look of him.

But when He raised His head, I see in Mind the Light, but now in Powers no man could number, and Cosmos grown beyond all bounds, and that the Fire was compassed round about by a most mighty Power, and (now) subdued had come unto a stand.

And when I saw these things I understood by reason of Man-Shepherd’s Word (Logos).

8. But as I was in great astonishment, He saith to me again: Thou didst behold in Mind the Archetypal Form whose being is before beginning without end. Thus spake to me Man-Shepherd.

And I say: Whence then have Nature’s elements their being?

To this He answer gives: From Will of God. (Nature)received the Word (Logos), and gazing upon the Cosmos Beautiful did copy it, making herself into a cosmos, by means of her own elements and by the births of souls.

9. And God-the-Mind, being male and female both, as Light and Life subsisting, brought forth another Mind to give things form, who, God as he was of Fire and Spirit, formed Seven Rulers who enclose the cosmos that the sense perceives. Men call their ruling Fate.

10. Straightway from out the downward elements God’s Reason (Logos) leaped up to Nature’s pure formation, and was at-oned with the Formative Mind; for it was co-essential with it. And Nature’s downward elements were thus left reason-less, so as to be pure matter.

11. Then the Formative Mind (at-oned with Reason), he who surrounds the spheres and spins them with his whorl, set turning his formations, and let them turn from a beginning boundless unto an endless end. For that the circulation of these [spheres] begins where it doth end, as Mind doth will.

And from the downward elements Nature brought forth lives reason-less; for He did not extend the Reason (Logos) to them. The Air brought forth things winged; the Water things that swim, and Earth-and-Water one from another parted, as Mind willed. And from her bosom Earth produced what lives she had, four-footed things and reptiles, beasts wild and tame.

12. But All-Father Mind, being Life and Light, did bring forth Man co-equal to Himself, with whom He fell in love, as being His own child; for he was beautiful beyond compare, the Image of his Sire. In very truth, God fell in love with his own Form; and on him did bestow all of His own formations.

13. And when he gazed upon what the Enformer had created in the Father, [Man] too wished to enform; and so assent was given him by the Father.

Changing his state to the formative sphere, in that he was to have his whole authority, he gazed upon his Brother’s creatures. They fell in love with him, and gave him each a share of his own ordering.

And after that he had well learned their essence and had become a sharer in their nature, he had a mind to break right through the Boundary of their spheres, and to subdue the might of that which pressed upon the Fire.

14. So he who hath the whole authority o’er all the mortals in the cosmos and o’er its lives irrational, bent his face downwards through the Harmony, breaking right through its strength, and showed to downward Nature God’s fair form.

And when she saw that Form of beauty which can never satiate, and him who now possessed within himself each single energy of all seven Rulers as well as God’s own Form, she smiled with love; for ’twas as though she’d seen the image of Man’s fairest form upon her Water, his shadow on her Earth.

He in turn beholding the form like to himself, existing in her, in her Water, loved it and willed to live in it; and with the will came act, and so he vivified the form devoid of reason.

And Nature took the object of her love and wound herself completely around him, and they were intermingled, for they were lovers.

15. And this is why beyond all creatures on the earth man is twofold; mortal because of body, but because of the essential man immortal.

Though deathless and possessed of sway o’er all, yet doth he suffer as a mortal doth, subject to Fate.

Thus though above the Harmony, within the Harmony he hath become a slave. Though male-female, as from a Father male-female, and though he’s sleepless from a sleepless (Sire). yet is he overcome (by sleep).

— Poemandres

Contemplations …

“When the human race learns to read the language of symbolism, a great veil will fall from the eyes of men. They shall then know truth and, more than that, they shall realize that from the beginning truth has been in the world unrecognized, save by a small but gradually increasing number appointed by the Lords of the Dawn as ministers to the needs of human creatures struggling co regain their consciousness of divinity.”

~ Manly P. Hall

Talking Boards: Terrifying Tales of Ouija Boards and Demons, Possession, and Death

Ouija boards, also known as talking boards or spirit boards, are a relatively modern tool/game that strikes fear and wonder in the hearts of many people. Almost everyone has heard stories of someone connecting with malevolent beings or suffering unfortunate events following the use of a Ouija board. But what’s the real story behind these terrifying tales?  […]

Source: Talking Boards: Terrifying Tales of Ouija Boards and Demons, Possession, and Death

Merrylin Cryptid Museum: Proof for the Existence of Mythical Beings or Elaborate Hoaxes?

Numerous mythical creatures have been created Over the course of human history. Most of them were based on misunderstandings of real animals, plants, or even other human populations. Greek Legends of satyrs and dog-faced barbarians, for example, may have been based on distorted traveler’s accounts of apes and monkeys.  […]

Source: Merrylin Cryptid Museum: Proof for the Existence of Mythical Beings or Elaborate Hoaxes?

Contemplations | with Bernhard Guenther

How well do we really know ourselves and who do we think we are? What masks do we use and put up for the sake of social conformity and appearance, attention-seeking and acceptance (especially on social media), ego trips and ambition in the pursuit of desires and wants that are not even our “own” but based on social conditioning, insecurities and wounds? People always say, “just be yourself!” which is most often mistaken for the conditioned ego personality. Do we really know who we truly are to begin with? How honest and sincere are we really with ourselves? Not honest in the sense of having no secrets, but in the sense of truly understanding and seeing oneself as one is, seeing the lies, illusions, assumptions and beliefs we have about the world and ourselves – our (unconscious) conditioning and programming.

Life on planet earth may seem like a prison but essentially it is like a school from a soul evolutionary perspective, a rough one at times, but a school non the less. We all have different lessons to learn and different parts to play. Not one person is alike and what works for one may not work for another. There are people whose soul lessons do not seem to entail waking up in this cycle, but who have a different “inner wiring”, and there are others who are naturally drawn to esoteric self-work and seeking truth who have the “seed”, so to speak. Many are called but few choose to answer the call.

The process of awakening is not a walk in the park. Yet, there seems to be some sort of thread that becomes clearer the more one becomes clearer with oneself, dislodging the conditioning, programming and healing deep rooted wounds and trauma. During the process of conscious inner work there are moments of clarity here and there – of more objective understanding and embodied knowing – of true Love, as suddenly the true self makes its appearance [the “psychic being” according to Sri Aurobindo], but it can easily hide away again at the next “trigger” that activates our mechanical reactive personality, the ego with its self-importance, reactionary behaviors and conditioned habits, or self-calming (addictions), spiritual bypassing and avoidance.

The goal of esoteric self-work is to be in this world but not of it, not to be persuaded by external influences of “official culture”, nor being mislead by false light teachings and spiritual deception, but to build the “inner cage” (esoterically speaking), the kingdom within, that keeps our connection to Knowledge and the Divine always intact as the soul comes to the front and the ego-personality takes its place in the “back”, essentially building the vessel to receive Gnosis, higher knowledge through embodied intuition and inner knowing as a transducer for Divine Will. Then nothing can disturb this inner equilibrium, nor do we keep looking for love, joy, and happiness outside ourselves.

However, while doing inner work and learning the lessons in our personal lives we also must not forget the bigger picture and what is happening in the world, for seeking “inner” truth goes in hand with seeking “outer” truth, and recognizing and discerning the lies within and without. Simply seeking inner peace and being passive while ignoring the outside world misses the point and that’s also where the danger and deception lies in many “New Age” teachings and distorted eastern spiritual practices these days.

In the end we’re all in this together, we’re all teachers and students alike, but we all have different lessons to learn and integrate. We can all assist each other in this work and do the best we can to move from ‘Service to Self’ to ‘Service to Others’, create community and be around like-minded people. On the path of awakening and sincere self-work people and long-time friends my fall out of one’s life to make room for new ones to enter. That is a normal process. As we change inside, the outer changes as well. It can get lonely at times and confusing, but there are assisting forces all around who guide and support if we can tune into them via our embodied sixth sense cognition outside the mind chatter.

Then there are the occult hostile forces that target anyone who is on the verge of a true awakening, trying to put him/her back to sleep, most often appearing as divine powers to create traps of agreement. As it is written: “Satan most often appears as an angel of Light”. So, discernment is key in the seen and unseen worlds.

Astrology | Super Gemini New Moon + 8 stars

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Gemini New Super Moon @ 22+ degrees is surrounded by a crown of 8 Fixed Stars. Wear that crown and set new intentions for releasing old mental paradigms of separation and detachment to integrate the mind and feelings. 

Gemini dualism art by Napoleon Brousseau Gemini the mirror of the mind. Astrology by Tara Greene

is conjunct to Fixed star Capella. A very fortunate Star. According to Bernadette Brady, the brightest of the 8 stars is Capella a she-goat Amalthea. This star is connected with nurturing and a free-spirited energy associated with Artemis Goddess of the Moon and the hunt. Capella compels us to seek freedom independence and improving our quality of life.

Gemini New Super Moon with 8 fixed stars astrology tara Greene

The Super New Moon surrounds itself with 8 Fixed Stars also considered to be living angelic spiritual presences as this is one of the richest parts of the Heavens. The number 8 itself is auspicious as it anchors the 8 directional influences. Meditate with…

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Hermetic Alchemy | The Seven Hermetic Principles

These are the seven principles taught by Hermes Trismegistus, also known as Hermes, the Greek God of travelers/thieves/commerce and the messenger of the Gods. He was also known as the great priest Thoth to the Egyptians.

“….it is understood that these ideas where passed from Master to Initiate for generations, for the purpose of personal growth and with the intention of achieving a greater and deeper understanding of the self, the world and beyond. For the student of religion, philosophy and science, the Hermetic teachings act as the key to tying all of the different schools of thought into one cohesive body of knowledge.”

The Seven Principles of the Universe:

1. Principle of Mentalism: “All is Mind”

2. Principle of Correspondence: “As is above, so is below. As is below, so is above.”

3. Principle of Vibration: “Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”

4. Principle of Polarity: “Everything is dual; everything has an opposite, and opposites are identical in nature but different in degree.”

5. Principle of Rhythm: “Everything flows, out and in; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left- rhythm compensates.”

6. Principle of Cause and Effect: “Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause.”

7. Principle of Gender: “Everything has its masculine and feminine principles.”

Astrology | New Moon in Gemini, June 13th, 2018 ~ Quantum Shifts in Consciousness

The New Divine Humanity

This Powerful NEW Moon in Gemini is on June 13th, 2018 at 4:43pm ADT.

A New Beginning. An expansion in consciousness. A timeline Shift. What is it ~ that you are ready for?

Within your consciousness lives the FLAME of your Eternal Being. As Living Light you are radiating your frequency in all moments. What is it you are sending out? How much of this are you consciousness of?

This New Moon (as all New Moons) are new Beginnings, that unfold in frequencies till the following New Moon.

When we begin anew; whether that is in each moment, each rising of the Sun, each new season, new year or new Moon, we have the potential to OPEN ourselves, our Hearts to more of the eternal.

Opening to more of our Divine Ascended ~ Original Light ~ God Selves, we CONSCIOUSLY embrace ~ the truth of our existence, what we ARE…

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MANLY P. HALL ON THE FALSE LIGHT OF NEW AGE SPIRITUALITY, PSEUDO/POP-SPIRITUALITY, SPIRITUAL BYPASSING/MATERIALISM, FALSE TEACHERS/GURUS, GREED, DISHONESTY, BLACK MAGIC RITUALS, THE TRAP OF ALLURING SHORT CUTS, AND THE CORRUPTION/MISUSE OF METAPHYSCIAL/SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS AND TECNHIQUES

Written in 1937. I might add that it has only gotten worse since then (by design) as we see in today’s marketing of New Age/pop-spirituality (incld. self-help gurus in the likes of Tony Robbins and anything related to “The Secret”), distorted esoteric principles/laws and spiritual practices:

“The field of popular metaphysics is now a battlefield of competitive isms. There is no code of fair play among the merchants of pseudo-religion/spirituality. Metaphysical movements fre­quently sacrifice integrity upon the altar of success. It was once observed by a prominent business man that it takes a great deal of advertising to sell an inferior product, and nearly all over-advertised pro­ducts are inferior.

Fakery and elaborate promises always go hand in hand. Fakery generally follows the line of least resistance. Nearly all people want to be beautiful. In this department metaphysics and cosmetics share the spoil. Nearly everyone wants to have a domi­nating, powerful, magnetic personality. Nearly everyone desires to be a citizen of distinction in his own community. The poor desire money, the moderately comfortable desire wealth, and the wealthy desire more wealth. The sick want to be well, the lame, the halt and the blind want to be relieved of their infirmities. These desires taken together are a fertile field for an individual with the exploiting instinct.

People fundamentally honest, in either ma­terial or spiritual matters, are not easily fooled. It is the streak of dishonesty in human nature that makes fraud profitable. People desiring something they have not earned are almost certain to lose in their effort to get it. It is the stupidity and cupidity of millions that sustain corruption in every depart­ment of society, and religion/spirituality cannot remain pure and undefiled while the men who make up the belief are in themselves corrupt.

Many metaphysicians have come to me with their tales of woe, of how they only wanted the Elixir of Life, the Philosopher’s Stone, and the se­cret of eternal wealth; that it had been promised to them in ten easy lessons at the ridiculously low sum of twenty-five dollars, and that they had been viciously cheated by a nasty man who could not de­liver the goods.

Universal law is as im­mutable as the seasons, as inevitable as the course of the stars, and no metaphysical maestro is going to alter these inevitables in ten lessons or in ten million lessons. The law of cause and effect is as in­evitable as day and night, as certain as the tides, and as constant as the ages. This law says that ‘as ye sow, so shall ye reap’. What you earn comes to you, what you have not earned can never be yours, and neither god nor man can alter the complexion of these facts.

There is no teaching more dangerous than that of special dispensation and special privileges. There are no such things in the universe and anyone claim­ing to be able to administer them is either self-delud­ed or fraudulent. If there be one thing constant in the universe it is law. This law is the hope of the wise, the firm rock upon which the informed build their philosophy of life. It is a fatal day for the truth-seeker when he lets some pseudo-mahatma talk him out of the realization of universal integrity.

Now let us see something of the truth of the situation. What are the material results of a life dedicated to a spiritual code of action? Of course we are referring now to a life. This does not mean a few weeks of instruction or ten simple lessons. It means exactly what the words themselves mean- a lifetime, year after year lived honestly and intelligently.

A man is not spiritualized because he reads books, or because he studies with some famous teacher, even if that teacher is bona fide. He is not spiritual because he knows spiritual people, or be­cause he recites a few platitudes morning and even­ing, or because he goes into the silence, or because he prays a formula, or because he chants Sanskrit, or because he pays dues to a metaphysical organiza­tion, or because he has been “initiated” into some mystical cult.

He is only a spiritual person because year after year he lives a spiritualized, philosophical life. There is an old saying common to the clergy, that the parishioners want to go to heaven on the coat-tails of the ministry, and there are a great many people who believe that their spiritual salvation is all worked out because they have joined an organi­zation with advanced views, or because they believe in Reincarnation and Karma, or because they love animals.

Some think they work out their eternal destiny with diet. Others strive to breathe their way into a divine state. Others use packages of ap­propriate herbs gathered by a “mahatma,” on the top of the Himalayas, sold at a dollar a package to the believers.

Religion [Spirituality/Esotericism] is not a fancy process of mechanical exercises or affirmations. It is not some­ thing that you-rub on. It is something you live day by day. Religion is the improvement of the self by a constant course of self-discipline, called the philo­sophic life. It is something to be lived, not talked about; something to be practiced, not affirmed. The great metaphysical systems of the past have descended to us in a fragmentary condition due to the centuries of theological blight that nearly de­stroyed classical philosophy. Pythagoras and Plato were metaphysicians, so were Buddha and Confuc­ius, but their metaphysics has little in common with the popular brand.

To study metaphysics in the hope of curing a stomach ache, or of attaining cosmic consciousness, or increasing the income, is to be guilty of sacrilege to say the least, or possibly better, absurdity and effrontery.

The ages have sought for truth. Hun­dreds of millions have lived to achieve it and mil­lions have died for it. Heroes, martyrs, sages, saints and prophets, and demigods of forgotten ages, are the priests of this great house. The gates of this sanctuary are to be approached only with reverence. The ancient road that leads to it is worn smooth with the footsteps of uncounted multi­tudes, and the modern metaphysician of today is so incapable of perceiving even dimly the immensity and sanctity of this science, that he confuses this di­vine program with a business mens’ cooperative luncheon club, or a local clinic.

The Ancient Wisdom offers nothing to a disciple of the Great Work but the opportunity to improve himself by a consistent program of intelligently directed effort. No individ­ual is ready for a religious, spiritual or philosophical life while he has to be induced into the process of being good by promises of material reward. Wise men study philosophy, not so they will remain young forever, but that they may grow old wisely. No man studies the Ancient Wisdom teachings with a view to in­creasing his personal wealth, because philosophy, if anything, will probably separate him from what he now has.

Philosophy makes men rich not in out­ ward possessions but in inward consciousness. Philos­ophy stores up treasures within, where thieves can­ not steal nor time corrupt.

The law and the prophets are misquoted and mis­translated in an effort to make them justify the fool­ish belief that God wants all men to be healthy, happy and rich whether they live well or not. As a matter of fact, the universe has no particular inter­est in man’s happiness, any more than man is moved deeply by the state of comfort or discomfort that may exist in a beehive or ant-hill.

In order to be happy, man must live well. He must be honest to his world, honest to himself, and conscious of the purpose for his own existence. If man keeps the laws of life, lives intelligently and nobly, and uses his mind for the perfection of his inward nature and for the assistance of others, he is entitled to a reasonable amount of happiness. In fact, if he does these things, he is happy and is not spending his time looking around for platitudinous solutions to his imperfections.

The same principle applies to the problem of wealth. Nature has not decreed nor the universe foreordained that man should be wealthy; in fact the whole theory of wealth is of human fabrication, for nature stores up what it needs and man accumulates what he does not need.

Wealth is the heaviest responsibility that an individual has to carry in this world, and right decision concerning its use is one of the heaviest causes of Karma. It is a con­stant temptation and binds the individual to a host of responsibilities and decisions. It takes up a vast amount of time and renders the mind confused and wearied and unfitted for philosophical study.

True metaphysics is concerned with universal facts, with the divine life of man that extends far beyond this mortal sphere. True metaphysics is life under law, man flowing through the universe upon the currents of divine law like a ship moved by the great currents of the ocean. The wise man does not desire to escape from law but rather aspires to perfect harmony with it. Any metaphysical teacher, therefore, who would tempt man’s mind away from the acceptance of those universal principles which sustain the world is guilty of the promulgation of false doctrines. There has never been any of the great Mystery Schools that ever promised power, enlightenment or security until after the in­dividual perfected the virtues within himself.

It must be evident that a group of people gathered from all parts of a community, with no effort made to discriminate between their varying degrees of undevelopment, can never be promised any spiritual advantage by any metaphysical teacher or organiza­tion. Metaphysics is all inward chemistry, philo­sophical chemistry, based on the principle: the bet­ter we are, the more we can know. If we are not anything in ourselves, it is humanly impossible for any being, human or divine, to impress upon us the realization of truths beyond the state of our own development.

There is no exception to this, there is no way of avoiding, evading or escaping this fun­damental metaphysical fact.

Any effort to force conditions which are not mer­ited comes under the heading of Black Magic or sorcery. A sorcerer is simply a person who uses the mechanical processes of the will in an effort to force out of nature things or conditions not merited under the law of Karma. By hypnosis, by the exercise of will power, by formulas, it is sometimes possible to temporarily here in the physical world force the semblance of unjustified conditions.

A man can steal by metaphysical means just the same as he might rob a bank or forge a name, or in some other harmful way come into possession of that which is not his own, but the mere fact that it can be ac­complished in such a manner does not justify the process nor make right the wrong principle which is involved.

By the malicious use of will power and animal magnetism the law of cause and effect can apparently be nullified for a short time. But again the mere fact that it can be accomplished does not establish the integrity of such a process. The only way in which any individual can honestly possess what he desires is to earn or deserve that thing.
Again there are no exceptions.

When some meta­physician stands up and tells you that he has a pri­vate way with the universe by which he can justify the misuse of power, only very foolish people will pay any attention to him. Black magic is not philos­ophy any more than bank robbery is ethics. If the whole problem is lifted to a metaphysical level, un­trained minds are very apt to lose sight of values and proportions.

Metaphysical black magic has flourished for many thousands of years, for there always has been and will probably continue to be for an indefinite period of time a class of people who desire to possess without the labor of acquiring by legitimate means. No one can be morally dishonest and at the same time pretend to be spiritual or philosophical. On the other hand it would be wrong to say that man’s spiritual efforts, when wisely and honestly directed, are not rewarded in a wholly adequate way.

Wis­dom bestows a security far beyond that of wealth, gives inward peace and outward patience. It clears the mind of innumerable false values that clutter up the reasoning of the majority, it frees thought to contemplate the real. Philosophy rewards men with a coinage of its own, it gives them that which they have earned and which the world cannot take from them.

Wisdom is its own reward and those who possess it can never be humiliated, impoverished or degraded. Wisdom is not of this world but of the secret world that lies behind. The rewards of wisdom are not of this world but also of that secret place which is the abode of wisdom.

Wise men re­tire from worldliness to dwell in the presence of truth and in this achieve the rational end for which the human fabric was devised. Hence we cannot say that the quest for truth is all struggle and no result, for with each small gain we make within ourselves there is an appropriate extension of consciousness and enlightenment in our natures. The only thing is that we must learn not to think of philosophy in terms of dollars and cents, of real estate and of mortgages. Philosophy does not pay us in dollars because they are not of the world of philosophy.

Man has an erroneous idea that by unfolding consciousness he can become one of the princes of the earth, possessing all material things and an object of universal admiration.

Religion/Spirituality is not super-salesmanship, nor is it a substitute for the doc­tor, the dentist and the grocer. The work of religion is to give man inner character, not outer opulence. It often follows that man’s material conditions are improved by his religion, but it also frequently fol­lows that materially he remains an insignificant figure. It is a terrible mistake to use spiritual means in an effort to accomplish material ends. It is a dis­tinct prostitution of that which is too fine and too noble to be so perverted and contaminated.

The honest-minded metaphysician should avoid, as he would the plague, teachers and teachings which promise him freedom from the physical responsibili­ties of life and the famous “peace, power and plenty” psychology of the inflated 20’s.

These problems affect the beginner who must seek for truth through one of those jarring sects that make up the metaphysical-religious field of today. It may be a disappointment to some to realize that religion as aphorism or platitude is not a substitute for living, working and thinking, but this discovery must finally be made, once made, becomes the guiding star in the quest for real and permanent values.

Gone are the noble mas­ters of that elder day. Only their shadows have de­scended to us, a few fragments of their words, a story, a fable. These alone bind us to the great philosophical institutions of the past. We live in a material generation and our minds have become used to the idea of interpreting everything on a cash basis. The abstract wealth of beauty, of dream, of vision, of hope and aspiration, of ethics and logic­ all this is beyond the appreciation of the average man of today.

The underlying materialistic psychology of the age contributes much to religious fraud. We at­tempt to establish our theologies on the profit sys­tem. The whole world today is envisioning a period to come when money will not be the sovereign factor in our thoughts and lives. We are beginning to realize the limitations of wealth and that money is only useful to the degree that it can contribute to our opportun­ity to improve our inward selves. Today money can secure leisure but cannot guarantee the intelligent use of leisure. It can purchase education but education is bankrupt as far as ethical and aesthetic values are concerned.

What all men are really seeking is some form of inner contentment or tranquillity that can give them courage over outer circumstances. Philos­ophy bestows the strength of right decision, it gives resistance to temptation, and leveling all extremes of action, reduces wealth and poverty to a common state, elevating only truth to a position of first importance.

We all desire to be better than we are. There are millions of people in this country who want to understand the principles of the mystic life. In their hearts these people are willing but their viewpoints are distorted by false teachings and in­ adequate understanding. To these people must come the realization that honesty is the beginning of wis­dom and that without honesty no great spirituality can be accomplished.

Honesty should have its be­ginning in the realization that we have no right to anything we have not earned. What we have we must use wisely, what we have not we must earn. All the theological pray­ers of the ages put together have not the constructive power of one nobly executed action or one profound­ly realized truth. To pray for things we have not earned is dishonest; to pray to be relieved of evils we have not mastered is dishonest; to desire anything that is not merited is unphilosophical.

The competition of creeds may leave us upon the horns of a dilemma, but of one thing we can be sure, regardless of our creeds or our beliefs-the spiritual life begins with right action. Honesty is the first step towards truth. Self-control, inward tranquillity, detachment from possession, bal­ance of emotion-all these virtues are absolutely necessary to the understanding of any religious, spiritual or philosophical system.”

~ Manly P. Hall

The Bells and Trumpets of Solomon: Resounding Instruments of the Solomonic Grimoires

Light in Extension: A Magical Journal

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By Adam J. Pearson

Introduction: Ancient Origins of Horns, Trumpets, and Bells

The roots of ceremonial bells, horns, and trumpets stretch far into the distant reaches of prehistory.  According to Hyunjong (2009, p.27), the world’s oldest known musical instrument is a bone flute that was found at a Neanderthal habitation site in Slovenia.  This early flute was fashioned between 82,000 and 43,000 years ago from the bone of a cave bear (Hyunjong, 2009).  Like the bone flute, the first blowing horns and ‘trumpets’ were also crafted from parts of hunted animals, such as animal  horns (Warner et al., 2013).  Paralleling the horn and trumpet traditions, the earliest archaeological evidence of bells uncovered thus far dates to the 3rd millennium B.C.E. in the Yangshao culture of Neolithic China; these most ancient of all human bells were fashioned from clay pottery before bronze bells emerged with the advances of the Bronze Age…

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Magdalena Tarot Forecast 6/4/18 – 6/10/18 Drop Your Weapons

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It’s the 23rd week of the year and the card of the week is the 7 of Swords reversed.  It’s time to stop running from the past.  Stop fearing success. Stop fearing love. Stop fearing everything that you’ve ever wanted because you cannot outrun what is meant for you.  The number of the week is 5, a number of overcoming  challenges.
Mantra:  Whatever will be willed of me.

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Monday 06/04/18 The Hanged Man
Numerology: 6
Moon Void of Course in Aquarius
Card Artist: Pierre Carles
When the Hanged Man appears, hang on for a little bit longer. It’s not over yet. This is a time to surrender to the unknown. Who…

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June Astrology planet guide

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

June 2018

Where that Moon? All times in E.D.T. and element

June1 Moon in CAPRICORN- Earth

June 2 @ 6:06 pm EDT Moon enters AQUARIUS-Air

June 5 @ 6:53 am EDT Moon enters PISCES -Water

June 7 @ 5:26 on Moon enters ARIES-Fire

June 10 @ 12:04 am Moon enters TAURUS -Earth 

June 12 @ 2:53 am Moon enters GEMINI- Air 

June 14 @ 3:20 am Moon enters CANCER- Water- its home

June 16 @ 3:21 am Moon enters LEO- Fire

June 18 @ 4:41 am Moon enters VIRGO- Earth

June 20 @ 8:29 am Moon enters LIBRA- Air

June 22 @ 3:11 pm Moon enters SCORPIO- Water

June 25 @ 12:29 am. Moon enters SAGITTARIUS -Fire

June 27 @ 11:52 am Moon enters CAPRICORN -Earth

June 30 @ 12:37 am Moon enters AQUARIUS- Air

Explanation of Aspects

Conjunctions- planets are aligned together strong aspect.

Squares- tension 90 degrees aspects

Oppositions- tense 

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June Astrology and Tarot Forecast

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Here’s your June Astrology and Tarot Vlog 

Astrology preview of major aspects throughout the month

Tarot Cards for each sign timestamp:

ARIES 11:09 

Taurus 12:17 

GEMINI 14:01

CANCER 15:21

Leo 17:40

VIRGO 18:53

LIBRA 21:03

SCORPIO 22:34 

SAGITTARIUS 24:25 

CAPRICORN 26:21

AQUARIUS 28:14

PISCES 30:10 

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The Socialist Roots and Utopian Dreams of Eliphas Lévi – The Thinker’s Garden

The legendary Eliphas Lévi was originally a socialist radical. We spoke to Dr Julian Strube to learn more about the political origins of the man Helena Blavatsky once described as “the most learned Kabbalist and Occultist of our Age”.   […]

Source: The Socialist Roots and Utopian Dreams of Eliphas Lévi – The Thinker’s Garden

Magdalena Tarot Forecast 5/28/18 – 6/4/18 Reinvent and Rejuvinate

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It’s the 22nd week of the year and the card of the week is the Hirophant Reversed. The tried and true method is not working and it’s time to approach things from a different angle. There are quite a few inspiring transits this week so use these transits as a way to help you think outside of the box.  The number of the week is 4, a number that gives us a firm foundation to build on.
Mantra: Innovate your imagination.
Card Artist:  Chris Malidore

All times in the Forecast are set to Pacific Standard Time.  For time conversions, go here.

Monday 05/28/18 6 of Cups
Numerology: 8
Moon Void of Course 10:25 A.M. PST
Moon Enters Sagittarius 3:29 P.M. PST
Card Artist: Chelle Destefano
The 6…

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Brainstorms and Lilith pain body speaks astrology

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

the big hits  just keep in coming.

An air and earth trine

Mars in Aquarius trine Gemini sun   bright ideas and sparkling conversations

this is the time for radical think tanks,  putting your heads together and brainstorm away. In tune conversations with your tribe about astroligy-ruled by Aquarius. I’m at s huge Astrology conference in Chicago with thousands of participants. It’s amazing in the Windy City soeaking of air signs.

Mercury in Taurus @ 22+ degrees trines Lilith and Pluto

her pain body is telling the truth of the thousands of years of tape abuse sexual and emotional abuse. Harvey Weinstrin being charged is the obvious manifestation  of this energy

Speak out of your own pain body. The body never lies. There are real pragmatism resources to work with.  Speak up against all abuses against the feminine it is rampant everywhere.

Lilith is also squaring Eris in Aries

there going…

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The Magic of Geomancy

Frater S- Musings on Magic and Mysticism

After having recently decided to take up learning Geomancy as a new tool of divination, I have set Tarot aside for now and dove headfirst into the art. I started with the material of John Michael Greer, who always has excellent books for newcomers in my opinion, and it got me prepared for the basics so that I could start immediately. However, after researching some other sources and speaking to some friends who are well versed in this practice, I ran into a bit of frustration concerning the attributes. Turns out that there were inconsistencies in almost every set of correspondences I checked out.

Usually I am in favor of simply picking the system that personally makes the most sense and sticking to it. Thankfully, I have some rather in depth comparisons to check out in the material offered over at The Digital Ambler to help, so I’ve chosen…

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Elemental Cycles and Scrying Experiments

Frater S- Musings on Magic and Mysticism

Recently I have decided to undertake a series of cyclic operations that will immerse myself within each of the 4 Elements through invocation of their respective Hierarchies, which I will briefly outline here, for anyone not familiar. These are based on the traditional Golden Dawn attributions.

Earth-
Divine Name- Adonai
Archangel- Auriel
Angel- Phorlak
Ruler- Kerub

Water-
Divine Name- El
Archangel- Gabriel
Angel- Taliahad
Ruler- Tarshish

Air-
Divine Name- YHVH
Archangel- Raphael
Angel- Chassan
Ruler- Ariel

Fire-
Divine Name- Elohim
Archangel- Michael
Angel- Aral
Ruler- Saraph

This is also the order in which I’ve chosen to work with each Element, starting with Earth. Moderate fasting, abstinence, and spiritual mindfulness will be observed throughout each period.  Each cycle lasts about a month, with simple devotional invocations performed every day, culminating in an attempt to scry the Ruler of each in the last week of each period. I have created my own…

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