“He Who Upholds Righteousness and Truth”

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Welcome to the Pacific Northwest and the Sanctuary of Horus Behdety of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn.  Our Order has Temples and Sanctuaries in cities across America and in several countries in the Americas and Europe.  All correspondence members are initiated through the Grand Temple of Isis Mighty Mother.  This sanctuary  provides a permanent location for ritual work and classes, but does not offer initiations.  All live initiations in our area take place at the Grand Temple of Isis Mighty Mother, now located in Portland, Oregon.  All contact with any of our Temples or sister Sanctuaries is forwarded to the requested location through Grand Temple Isis.

 

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Father’s Day spiritual sentimental astrology energy

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

June 16 its Father’s Day. Happy father’s day to all the great dad’s out there who love their children and do so much to support and protect and guide them.

It’s a Big Mercurial day today. The planet Mercury, ruler of communications, merchandise, mischief, magicians and tricksters is active today.

Mercury in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces in the A.M.

bringing love and families together with idealism and a strong faith connection, whatever spiritual beliefs your family has. This is a great day to visualize your greatest dreams and feel that emotional connection with them being fulfilled.  Fly on a magic carpet. A great day to connect with any family members who have passed on. Also, a great day to connect with angels and higher spirits in general.

MERCURY is the #1 Major Arcana in the Tarot The Magician 

Mercury opposes Saturn June 16 and Pluto on the 19th.

This…

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Ecstasysong: A Hymn of Praise

Light in Extension: A Magical Journal

By Frater S.C.F.V.

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Glorious One,

Beloved of All,

Who shines as One in All,

Invisible in the visible,

Sovereign in Silence,

How my heart longs to cry out to You!

Infinite music streams from I Know Not Where,

And fills the world with harmony.

Yours is this ecstasysong,

Yours the Glory, and the Love,

As John the Baptist said,

“I must decrease so He can can increase…”

Let “me” decrease as you increase,

Your Presence vibrating through every level and layer of awareness,

And through the darkened depths of the Unknown,

For you are the Unknown who staggers the mind,

And yet Know All—

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Let “me” dissolve in “You”

Until “me” and “You” are lived not-two!

Oh Lord,

Power that powers all,

Love that loves in all,

Source of all that is,

Prior to being and not-being,

Ineffable Glory!

In all things, my heart bows to You

And knows that…

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Isis, Lady of the Holy Cobra

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This is one of the most popular posts on this blog. I don’t really have an update on this one, except to say that I still don’t have a snake. Though I know people who do, so I can get my snake fix.

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I know, it’s not a cobra…just a very cool snake

We are repelled by them. We are fascinated by them.

Beautiful. Elegantly simple. One long muscle sheathed in glossyscales, some likebrilliantly colored living jewels, some darkly and dangerously camouflaged.

There was a time when I really, really, really wanted a snake. Idid my research. I discovered which kinds were likely to make the best “pets,” if I can even call them that, and how to care for them. Heck, both my Deities have serpentine connections; I should have a snake.

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The holy cobra

But in the end, I didn’t get a snake. We already hada fierce black…

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Planetary Rulership of the Winds

Ananael (The Secrets of Wisdom)

Greetings Solomonic Mages!

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In the Heptameron, we are given directions for the seven Planets, based upon their rulership of the “winds”:

-Saturn: Southwest
-Jupiter: South
-Mars: East
-Sol: North
-Venus: West
-Mercury: Southwest
-Luna: West

Note both West and Southwest are repeated, and the other three cross-quarters are ignored.  Meanwhile, Liber Juratus gives us a slightly different list:

-Saturn: Southwest
-Jupiter: North and East (does not say Northeast)
-Mars: East
-Sun: North
-Venus: East and West
-Mercury: West and Southwest
-Luna: West

It is possible the Heptameron‘s list is a corrupted version of this one from Juratus.  Therefore, let’s explore the Juratis version and see what clues it gives us:

-Note the South is not mentioned here. However, it is interesting that Juratus states Maymon (aka Amaymon) is the King of the Demons ruled by Saturn, and we know that Amaymon is the King of the…

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Geomancy – the Solomonic “Obi”

Ananael (The Secrets of Wisdom)

Greetings Spirit-Workers!

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Many years ago – back in the old Yahoo Groups days – we discussed the lack of methods of using divination to speak to spirits in modern systems.  (At least, at the time the post was written.  Much has changed in the years since.)  In non-Western systems, there is usually a method of asking spirits yes/no/maybe questions, utilizing a physical system of divination to get concrete answers.  One such example is the use of Obi divination in the ATRs – which uses coconut shells, tossed on the ground to create a pattern (some being face up, some being face down) that presents a yes/no/maybe answer.  Those of us in the West may be familiar with a similar method in Geomancy using marked sticks or coins.  Though, the more traditional method is to use a small stick to make a random number of holes in dirt.  The name of…

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Isis & the Kore Kosmou, Part 3

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This is the last in the Kore Kosmou series for now. But I’d also like to let you know that I found out some other strange and interesting information on the Isis-Paris post. I’ve updated it in the reddish text here.

We ended last time wondering whether Horus, the son and student of Isis, might be the “Pupil of the Eye of the World” rather than Isis. So let’s have a look at that.

As you already know, theKore Kosmou is one of the Hermetica, spiritual teaching texts meant to illuminate the student. Like a number of other Hermetica, it appears to end with a significant hymn. I say “appears” because our fragmentary text ends justas Isis is about to reveal the hymn toHorus.

“Ay, mother, Horus said. On me as well bestow the knowledge of this hymn, that I may not remain in ignorance.

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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.

Isis & Kore Kosmou, Part 2

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An Italian edition of the Kore Kosmou

For those of you just dropping by, we’re discussing a fragment of an ancient text entitled Kore Kosmou. In it, Isis is the Divine Teacher and She instructs Her “Wondrous Son” Horus in spiritual truths.

So let’s start with the title of the text. Unlike some other ancient texts, it actually does have a title: Kore Kosmou. The simplest translation is Virgin (or Maiden) of the World. “Kore” is “girl, maiden, virgin,” as, for example, Persephone is called Kore—Maiden or Daughter—to Demeter’s Meter—Mother. Kosmou is “of the world, universe.”

Oh, but it ain’t that simple.

As is so often the case when discussing Things Ancient, interpretations vary. In fact, as far as I’ve seen, there has yet to be a single agreed-upon scholarly interpretation of the title, though they all have something to offer us.

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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.

 

Mithraic Axioms: Part I, An Analysis.

Occultosophia.

Mithraic Axiom I: Dei Sol Invictii, Mithras!

Sun is the God, Unconquered

Let us illumine this quote by Julian’s ‘Hymn to King Helios dedicated to Sallust’

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Sun, hence was not only the provider of life, a support which is unquestioned by modern science. It was also the ‘peerless gaze’, the ‘corridor of fire‘ (Chaldean Oracles), ‘the eye of Divinity‘ (Egypt), the ‘cutter of roses and lillies of the Bythos‘ (Chaldean Oracles).

The visible Sun was Helios, the Transcendent (Heavenly) Sun was considered Hyperion (Among the Greeks), Aion was the Beast of God, so were their mortal representatives, the ones ‘born of Solar fire’, participating in its substance by metempsychotic affinity, yet also the Sun in hypostasis as personified in a Deity. It is also a time-circuit inbuilt in greater time-circuits of galaxies and the world at large. 

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Iamblichean Axiomathes: Fragments from Book I of De Mysteriis

Occultosophia.

Excerpts from: Iamblichus, and Emma C. Clarke. 2004. De mysteriis. Leiden: Brill.

1. True knowledge about the gods is one and the same always and everywhere
2. They are taken from many perspectives, and from very various branches of knowledge
3. Each of the problems related to scientific theology, then, appear in complex aspects, and are variously related to one another, and for all these reasons demand a mode of exposition which will organise them suitably.
4. Accessible to processes of logical reasoning we will spare no effort in making a full demonstration.
5. We will provide, in an appropriate manner, explanations proper to each, dealing in a theological mode with theological questions and in theurgical terms with those concerning theurgy, while philosophical issues we will join with you in examining in philosophical terms.
6. Innate knowledge about the gods is coexistent with our nature, and is superior to…

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Goddess asteroid activations today

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

May 28 MOON IS VOID OF COURSE UNTIL Moon enters Aries May 28 @ 11:32 am PDT 2:32 pm EDT/ 6:32 pm GMT

Just chill until the new cycle begins.

The Goddess ASTEROIDS are active today

JUNO the Goddess of Feminine Genius and marriages conjuncts the North Node at 18 degrees CANCER

this is good to help find your way ahead, or plan a wedding date

NEPTUNE trines JUNO in in Cancer

Juno and her peacock, Asteroid Goddess of Female Genius and traditionally of marriage

yes, this is very much a psychic enhancing positive energy to tune into this beautiful Goddess whose symbol is the thousand-eyed beautiful peacock blue peacock. She is the goddess of marriage and committed relationships and the Month of June is named in her honor. 

SUN opposes Dwarf Planet CERES @ 7 Gemini to 7 Sagittarius

Dialogues about the state of our Mother the Earth. Go…

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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