Tarot

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

“A person who lives moment to moment, who goes on dying to the past, is never attached to anything. Attachment comes from the accumulated past. If you can be unattached to the past every moment, then you are always fresh, young, just born. You pulsate with life and that pulsation gives you immortality. You are immortal, only unaware of the fact.”

~ Osho

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 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|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.

January 15th, 2016|Gnosis, Illuminism, Mystery Schools, Tarot, Uncategorized|

“…he who would fathom the depths of philosophic thought must familiarize himself with the teachings of those initiated priests designated as the first custodians of divine revelation. The Mysteries claimed to be the guardians of a transcendental knowledge so profound as to be incomprehensible save to the most exalted intellect and so potent as to be revealed with safety only to those in whom personal ambition was dead and who had consecrated their lives to the unselfish service of humanity. Both the dignity of these sacred institutions and the validity of their claim to possession of Universal Wisdom are attested by the most illustrious philosophers of antiquity, who were themselves initiated into the profundities of the secret doctrine and who bore witness to its efficacy.”

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

January 10th, 2016|Hermetic, Qabbalah, Tarot|

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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.

December 23rd, 2015|Gnosis, Tarot, Uncategorized|

“The greatest trick is not to make the physical, spiritual. Human beings are already inherently spiritual.

The greatest trick one can do is to bring the spiritual down into the physical.

Love is an energy that resides in the non-physical. But just by smiling at someone, you’ve drawn love down from the spiritual and giving birth to it physically.

That’s real magic … and the world is in desperate need of real magicians.”

– Raz Iyahu

December 18th, 2015|Gnosis, Hermetic, Mystery Schools, Tarot, Uncategorized|

“We work in the spirit of the old Mysteries of Egypt. Which, incidentally, does not conflict with what we also say about working in the spirit of the Rose-Cross, for the Rose-Cross Mysteries stem very largely from pre-Christian Egypt. But Christianity gave them a particular slant; it “baptised them into Christ” as they said in the old days: they were taken up into the very fabric of the new religion. And therefore, they are there in the Mysteries of the Rose-Cross; they are there as the fundamental teachings of both the pagan Mysteries and Christianity.”

– W. E. Butler: Practical Magic and the Western Mystery Tradition

December 18th, 2015|Gnosis, Magic Rituals, Magick, Mystery Schools, Tarot, Uncategorized|

“To LIVE is such a gift.
To THINK is such a talent
To KNOW is such a privilege.”

Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki: The Ritual Magic Workbook: A Practical Course of Self-Initiation

October 28th, 2015|Gnosis, Hermetic, Qabbalah, Tarot, Uncategorized|

“I stand not aloof, unmoved
Watching my handiwork,
As a potter watcheth the clay upon his wheel.
Nay, not so.
For I am the clay,
And the wheel,
And the potter, too.
I am the work, and the worker,
And the means of working.”

– Paul Foster Case: Book of Tokens-Tarot Meditations

October 21st, 2015|Alchemy, Gnosis, Tarot, Uncategorized|

“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge.”

— Eckhart Tolle: The Awakening of Consciousness

September 24th, 2015|Alchemy, Hermetic, Illuminism, Mystery Schools, Qabbalah, Tarot, Uncategorized|

Hierophant:

From Greek (Hierophantes) High Priest, Judge or Interpreter of sacred mysteries or arcane knowledge.

“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.”

– The Emerald Tablet Of Hermes & The Kybalion: Two Classic Bookson Hermetic Philosophy

August 23rd, 2015|Alchemy, Tarot, Uncategorized|

“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.” 

 Carl G. Jung: The Undiscovered Self, Jung on Alchemy

August 6th, 2015|Qabbalah, Tarot, Uncategorized|

“…the Tarot, the most satisfactory of all the systems of divination, rises from and finds its explanation in the Tree and nowhere else…when it is realised that the initiate works the Tarot and the Tree together, and that they dovetail into each other at every imaginable angle, it will be seen that such an array of correspondences could be neither arbitrary nor fortuitous.”

– Dion Fortune: Mystical Qabalah