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.
Welcome back! What a wonderful time of the month to set new intentions and start new! Create new beginnings and make a change! Just a quick post on some candle magic work I did last new moon (April…
Source: New Moon Candle Magic – New Home | The Witch & Walnut
June 22, 2017 (Julian 173) Dark of the Moon Beyond our other commentary, consider this: the Moon is in Gemini (ruled by Mercury) and Mercury is in Cancer (ruled by the Moon). This kind of exchange…
Source: June 22, 2017 (Julian 173) Dark of the Moon – Irregular Oracle
A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
Source: APOD: 2017 June 21 – A Sundial that Shows Solstice
Today, June 21st, 2017 is the summer solstice. It marks the official start of summer and longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. With things heating up here are some warm weather eating…
Source: Solstice food – WEAL FOOD
NEW MOON in CANCER June 23 2017 is a new Moon in Water sign Cancer. Cancers are highly sensitive and are natural empaths. Cancer rules the 4th house of family, home, and roots. So this lunar month …
Source: 2017 Cancer New Moon begins Sheep Month | Susan Levitt
Two fishes, five loaves gained. St. Mark speaks.
“Feed the hosts of wisdom. No more hunger, suffering,
death.” The boat sails. The wind blows.
The waves dance. The fish jump.
Two fishes and five loaves gained. Two fishes rep-
resent Pisces and its opposite sign Virgo. Virgo is but
the reflection of Pisces. The five loaves are the five
pairs of Sun signs. The five pairs are the five couples.
1. Aries, Libra
2. Taurus, Scorpio
3. Gemini, Sagittarius
4. Cancer, Capricorn
5. Leo, Aquarius
All these twelve Sun signs together form the Zo-
diac in which there are six pairs of male-female. The
adept gains the cooperation of the Zodiac, which
is symbolically stated as gaining two fishes and five
The twelve-petalled lotus of Anahata becomes the
abode of the adept. Staying in that lotus of the heart,
the adept keeps teaching and healing, transmits love
and wisdom and recruits the inclined beings into the
path of discipleship, which is called the fishing of the
souls. Thus teaching, healing and fishing the souls be-
come the main activity. The adept overcomes thirst
and hunger, engaging himself in the triple activities
To such one the St. Mark speaks from the core of
the heart lotus, transmitting his energies. He speaks
the key of the Katha. Katha is the sound key of the
twelve syllables engraved on the twelve petals of the
lotus. St. Mark holds this key for this cycle. Mar-
kandeya is the Lord of the Key. The key emphasis-
es upon the death and its secrets. The path of death
transforms into the path of immortality when this key
The adept feeds unlimited wisdom so that there
is no more hunger. He heals so that there is no more
suffering. He gives the key to death so that there is
no fear of death. The adept is helped by St. Mark so
that his life (the boat) continues to sail. The sail be-
comes effortless since the wind turns favourable for
accomplishing the triple activity of teaching, healing
The life currents of the fellow beings around him
dance in joy. The souls with renewed enthusiasm jump
around to be fished in. The souls fish in by their will
and volition. This is the beauty of the fishing of an
adept. He thus catches the fish by the bite and the
hook. Poor are the teachers who hook the fellow be-
ings. A rich teacher (rich in Spirit) makes the presence
available and they fish in themselves. The fisherman
carries the basket of souls (fishes) with love to their
Love is universal, supreme and all-sufficing. This is the realization of selfless love.
Law, not confusion, is the dominating principle in the universe; justice, not injustice is the soul and substance of life; and righteousness, not corruption, is the molding and moving force in the spiritual government of the world. This being so, man has but the right himself to find that the universe is right.
When I am pure, I shall have solved the mystery of life; I shall be sure, when I am free from hatred, lust and strife, I AM in Truth, and Truth abides in me; I shall be safe, and sane, and wholly free, when I AM pure.
“Those who represent an ideal beyond the comprehension of the masses must face the persecution of the unthinking multitude who are without that divine idealism which inspires progress and those rational faculties which unerringly sift truth from falsehood. The lot of the Initiate-Teacher is therefore almost invariably an unhappy one.
Pythagoras, crucified and his university burned; Hypatia, torn from her chariot and rended limb from limb; Jacques de Molay, whose memory survives the consuming flame; Savonarola, burned in the square of Florence; Galileo, forced to recant upon bended knee; Giordano Bruno, burned by the Inquisition; Roger Bacon, compelled to carry on his experiments in the secrecy of his cell and leave his knowledge hidden under cipher; Dante Alighieri, dying in exile from his beloved city; Francis Bacon, patient. under the burden of persecution; Cagliostro, the most vilified man of modern times–all this illustrious line bear unending witness of man’s inhumanity to man. The world has ever been prone to heap plaudits upon its fools and calumny upon its thinkers.
As is so often the case with genius, Pythagoras by his outspokenness incurred both political and personal enmity. Among those who came for initiation was one who, because Pythagoras refused to admit him, determined to destroy both the man and his philosophy. By means of false propaganda, this disgruntled one turned the minds of the common people against the philosopher. Without warning, a band of murderers descended upon the little group of buildings where the great teacher and his disciples dwelt, burned the structures and killed Pythagoras.”
– Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of all Ages
Death, the ancient Egyptians believed, was not the end of our struggles. They believed in an afterlife and that the worthy would go on to paradise, but their dead didn’t simply pass over to the other side. If they wanted eternal life, they would have to fight for it.
Source: Through the Twelve Chambers of Hell: The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt | Ancient Origins
Rumors are swirling about paranormal events surrounding a young Catholic saint in Guadalajara, Mexico. Watch the video and decide for yourself.
Source: 300-Year-Old Child Mummy Appears to Open Her Eyes in Creepy Video Shot in Mexican Cathedral | Ancient Origins