Qabbalah

June 21st, 2016|Gnosis, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

“The universe is one being. Everything and everyone is interconnected through an invisible web of stories. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all in a silent conversation. Do no harm. Practice compassion. And do not gossip behind anyone’s back – not even a seemingly innocent remark! The words that come out of our mouths do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space and they will come back to us in due time. One man’s pain will hurt us all. One man’s joy will make everyone smile.“

Shams of Tabriz

June 19th, 2016|Gnosis, Illuminism, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

“We bring light into this world not as a source but as a prism – it comes through us. As electricity requires a conduit, so spirit moves through human beings to touch others in crucial moments.”

Rabbi David Wolpe : Ancient Wisdom For A Modern World

April 29th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Illuminism, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

“Angels are the interface through which a man interacts with the awesome Light of the Creator. However, our senses of perception are, by design, restricted and limited. Consequently, the force called “angel” remains unobservable to the naked eye and illogical to the rational mind. Like the unseen wind, however, it’s influence is very real. Positive actions of sharing, tolerance & compassion ignite positive angels. Selfishness intolerance & hatred rouse negative angels.“

The Zohar: The Book of Splendor

April 28th, 2016|Hermetic, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

“In love is found the secret of divine unity.

It is love that unites the higher and the lower stages of existence,
that raises the lower to the level of the higher, where all become fused into one.”

– Zohar: The Book of Splendor

April 28th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Mystery Schools, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

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“When we speak of the Path we mean much more than a course of study. The Path is a way of life and on it the whole being must co-operate if the heights are to be won.”

– Dion Fortune: Esoteric Orders and Their Work

April 28th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

The Kabbalah Cube of Space:

The 22 hebrew letters can be arranged in a kabbalistic system of space. Every letter describes a particular direction, which direves from the 7 major directions in space: north, south, west, east, above, below and the centre. These 7 main directions are at the same time the 7 double-letters, double for they can be pronounced in two ways.

The 12 sides and 3 middle axes of the Cube of Space, are the connections of the 7 main directions. In the kabbalistic book called the Sefer Yetzirah, the book of creation, all directions are direved from the 32 hidden pathways of wisdom.

Learn more about its kabbalistic properties here.

April 27th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

“The Sephirothic Tree is sometimes depicted as a human body, thus more definitely
establishing the true identity of the first, or Heavenly, Man – Adam Kadmon – the Idea of
the Universe. 

The ten divine globes (Sephiroth) are then considered as analogous to the
ten sacred members and organs of the Protogonos, according to the following arrangement. 

• Kether is the crown of the Prototypic Head and perhaps refers to the pineal gland; 

• Chochmah and Binah are the right and left hemispheres respectively of the Great brain; 

• Chesed and Geburah are the right and left arms respectively, signifying the active creative members of the Grand man; tiphereth is the heart, or, according to some, the
entire viscera; 

• Netsach and Hod are the right and left legs respectively, or the supports of
the world; 

• Yesod is the generative system, or the foundation of form; 

• Malchuth represents the two feet, or the base of being. 

(Occasionally Yesod is considered as the male and
Malchuth as the female generative power.)

The Grand man thus conceived is the gigantic
image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, with head of gold, arms and chest of silver, body of
brass, legs of iron, and feet of clay. 

– Manly P. Hall: The Secret Teachings of All Ages

April 26th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Mystery Schools, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

“Light is an electric fire put by Nature at the service of the will; it lights those who know how to use it, it burns those who abuse it.”

~ Aleister Crowley: The Equinox, Vol. 1, No. 10: The Review of Scientific Illuminism

April 21st, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Illuminism, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

“As the physical universe is the lowest and least permanent part of existence, so the physical body is the lowest and least permanent part of man.”

– Manly P. Hall: Lectures on Ancient Philosophy

April 4th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Qabbalah, Tarot, Uncategorized|

”The Qabalah describes the universe as divided into four separate “Worlds”, each of which is represented by one letter of the Divine Name, or Tetragrammaton (יהוה).

The first is Atziluth, the Archetypal World, the world of Pure Spirit which activates all of the other worlds which evolve from it. Here are attributed the Gods of the Sephiroth, and the letter Yod, Primal Fire.

The second world is Briah, the Creative World, the level of pure intellect, of the Archangels and of Heh, Primal Water.

The third is Yetzirah, called the Formative World because here are found the subtle and fleeting patterns behind matter. It is the realm of angels and of Primal Air, symbolized by the letter Vau.

The final World is Assiah, the active world containing both the physical world of sensation and the unseen energies of matter. It is the realm of the Cherubim, the final Heh of the Divine Name and Primal Earth.”

– The Qabalistic Tarot: A Textbook of Mystical Philosophy

March 25th, 2016|Gnosis, Illuminism, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

“Guard your thoughts very carefully, because thought can literally create a living thing.
The higher a faculty, the further it can reach. You can kick something with your foot, but you can throw it even higher with your hand. With your voice you can reach even further, calling to someone far away. Hearing reaches further still – you can hear sounds like gunfire from a very great distance. Vision reaches even further: you can see things high in the sky.
The higher the faculty, the further it can reach. Highest of all is the mind, which can ascend to the loftiest heights. You must therefore guard your mind and thoughts to the utmost.”

~ The Seven Beggars: & Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

March 16th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

Mysteries of the Kabbalah:  The Wisdom Research of Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller

3 Downloadable lectures:

Introduction to the Kabbalah:
The Gnostic Kabbalah:  A comprehensive introduction to the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah; the tradition identified by the noted scholar of Kabbalah, Gershom Scholem, as “Jewish Gnosticism”.

This set focuses upon the mystical structure of the Etz Hayim, or “Tree of Life”, central to all Kabbalah.

Deeper Into Kabbalah:  
Moving from “Introduction to Kabbalah”, and the mystical structure of the Etz Hayim, or “Tree of Life”, so central to Kabbalah, here Dr. Hoeller examines the broad esoteric vision at the heart of Kabbalistic tradition.

Delve with us into the Feminine mystery of the Shekinah, the mystery of the angels, the dark mystery of the Qliphoth, and the seminal influence of Kabbalah on Western Hermetic traditions.

Kabbalists and Mystics:
The lives and visions of key historical figures in the Kabbalistic tradition, be they called “saints” or “heretics”, are examined in this set of lectures:  Shimeon ben Yochai , Isaac Luria, Shabbatai Zevi, Jacob Frank, Baal Shem Tov.  What is the relationship between Gnosticism and the visionary world of these Kabbalists?

March 16th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Mystery Schools, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

“Each of us is a microcosm of the Temple. Hence, construction of the Temple takes place within our own physical body, creating a place where the Light of the Creator can rest upon us.”

Zohar: The Book of Splendor

March 13th, 2016|Hermetic, Qabbalah, Tarot, Uncategorized|

Doctor Stephan A. Hoeller, gnostic thinker, bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica, and researcher gives a lecture entitled ‘Tarot – A Universal Mandala of Life -The Key to Self.” It is “a comprehensive introduction to the Tarot, its history, symbolism, relationship to Kabbalistic traditions, and its use as a meditational guide.”

http://gnosis.org/welcome.html

March 10th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Illuminism, Mystery Schools, Qabbalah, Sacred Geometry, Uncategorized|

“Man’s threefold lower nature—consisting of his physical organism, his emotional nature, and his mental faculties—reflects the light of his threefold Divinity and bears witness of It in the physical world. Man’s three bodies are symbolized by an upright triangle; his threefold spiritual nature by an inverted triangle. These two triangles, when united in the form of a six-pointed star, were called by the Jews “the Star of David,” “the Signet of Solomon,” and are more commonly known today as “the Star of Zion.” These triangles symbolize the spiritual and material universes linked together in the constitution of the human creature, who partakes of both Nature and Divinity. Man’s animal nature partakes of the earth; his divine nature of the heavens; his human nature of the mediator.” 

– Manly P. Hall: The Secret Teachings of All Ages

March 10th, 2016|Qabbalah, Tarot, Uncategorized|

The Revised New Art Tarot: Mysticism and Qabalah in the Knapp-Hall Tarot, Black and White Edition

Black & White version of the book by Yolanda M. Robinson, Ph.D. offering a comprehensive guide with exercises to accompany the reprint of the Revised New Art Tarot, the iconic Knapp-Hall Tarot originally published in 1929. This historic deck marked a period of significant collaboration between J. Augustus Knapp and Manly P. Hall, including Knapp’s illustrations for Hall’s 1928 encyclopedic masterpiece, The Secret Teachings of all Ages. Relying mostly on Manly P. Hall’s work, the author presents the Knapp-Hall Tarot following the teachings of the main esoteric traditions at the time of the original publication, while emphasizing the deep mystical content of this extraordinary, magical work. This new edition of the Knapp-Hall deck closely follows Knapp’s original color scheme and style. The book offers suggestions for divination and meditation with the cards through the mysterious heraldic symbols added by Manly P. Hall and the dynamics of color, geometric patterns and numbers, while concentrating on the transformative dimensions of the Tree of Life, which serves as our roadmap to penetrate the ancient mysteries. The deck and this book represent a compendium of knowledge that has guided our civilization since the beginning of Time.

March 10th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Qabbalah, Uncategorized|

“All souls must undergo transmigration and the souls of men revolve like a stone which is thrown from a sling, so many turns before the final release…Only those who have not completed their perfection must suffer the wheel of rebirth by being reborn into another human body.”

– The Essential Zohar: The Source of Kabbalistic Wisdom