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April 28th, 2016|Tao-Buddist, Uncategorized, Videos|

“The man who puts up a sail is using magic. He lets nature do it for him, with the intelligence to use a sail, you see? Now, that is the most highly skillful art of all; that is Taoism in perfection.”

~Alan Watts: What Is Tao?

March 8th, 2016|Gnosis, Illuminism, Magick, Qabbalah, Uncategorized, Videos|

“In this whiteboard short, The Modern Hermeticist’s Dan Attrell briefly outlines eleven affirmations/principles which are central to the philosophy of Thelema as first laid out by the great 20th century occultist Aleister Crowley.

These eleven principles were first simplified and put together in a sort of info-graphic by an anonymous thelemite – it had been floating around the internet for some time, but it has since been converted into video here.”

www.themodernhermeticist.com

March 7th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Uncategorized, Videos|

Spiritual Growth – Hermetic

The Hermetic Academy is a modern online academy. It offers instructions, video-taped lectures, practical tools, antique scripts, a global community and the ideal conditions for study, growth and development.

https://www.hermetik-akademie.org

March 7th, 2016|Hermetic, Uncategorized, Videos|

History of Hermetic Philosophy

Situated within the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam, the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (HHP) is the world’s leading institute for academic research and teaching in the field of Western esotericism. We are currently the only center in the world providing a complete academic study program in the history of esotericism, from the Bachelor to the PhD level. Our international and interdisciplinary research group delivers cutting-edge research on esoteric currents from the Renaissance to contemporary times. Our students are invited to engage with ongoing research through teaching modules and tutorials in the MA program. www.amsterdamhermetica.nl

February 14th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Qabbalah, Uncategorized, Videos|

Manly P. Hall – On Kabbalah (Part 2 of 2)

Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה‎, literally “receiving/tradition”) is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought that originated in Judaism. A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a Mekubbal (Hebrew: מְקוּבָּל‎).

Kabbalah’s definition varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later Christian, and Occultist syncretic adaptations. Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an unchanging, eternal, and mysterious Ein Sof (infinity) and the mortal and finite universe (God’s creation). While it is heavily used by some denominations, it is not a religious denomination in itself. It forms the foundations of mystical religious interpretation. Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other ontological questions. It also presents methods to aid understanding of the concepts and thereby attain spiritual realisation.

Kabbalah originally developed entirely within the realm of Jewish thought, and kabbalists often use classical Jewish sources to explain and demonstrate its esoteric teachings. These teachings are held by followers in Judaism to define the inner meaning of both the Hebrew Bible and traditional Rabbinic literature and their formerly concealed transmitted dimension, as well as to explain the significance of Jewish religious observances.

Traditional practitioners believe its earliest origins pre-date world religions, forming the primordial blueprint for Creation’s philosophies, religions, sciences, arts, and political systems. Historically, Kabbalah emerged, after earlier forms of Jewish mysticism, in 12th- to 13th-century Southern France and Spain, becoming reinterpreted in the Jewish mystical renaissance of 16th-century Ottoman Palestine. It was popularised in the form of Hasidic Judaism from the 18th century onwards. Twentieth-century interest in Kabbalah has inspired cross-denominational Jewish renewal and contributed to wider non-Jewish contemporary spirituality, as well as engaging its flourishing emergence and historical re-emphasis through newly established academic investigation.

February 11th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Qabbalah, Uncategorized, Videos|

Manly P. Hall – On Kabbalah (Part 1 of 2)

Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה‎, literally “receiving/tradition”) is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought that originated in Judaism. A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a Mekubbal (Hebrew: מְקוּבָּל‎).

Kabbalah’s definition varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later Christian, and Occultist syncretic adaptations. Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an unchanging, eternal, and mysterious Ein Sof (infinity) and the mortal and finite universe (God’s creation). While it is heavily used by some denominations, it is not a religious denomination in itself. It forms the foundations of mystical religious interpretation. Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other ontological questions. It also presents methods to aid understanding of the concepts and thereby attain spiritual realisation.

Kabbalah originally developed entirely within the realm of Jewish thought, and kabbalists often use classical Jewish sources to explain and demonstrate its esoteric teachings. These teachings are held by followers in Judaism to define the inner meaning of both the Hebrew Bible and traditional Rabbinic literature and their formerly concealed transmitted dimension, as well as to explain the significance of Jewish religious observances.

Traditional practitioners believe its earliest origins pre-date world religions, forming the primordial blueprint for Creation’s philosophies, religions, sciences, arts, and political systems. Historically, Kabbalah emerged, after earlier forms of Jewish mysticism, in 12th- to 13th-century Southern France and Spain, becoming reinterpreted in the Jewish mystical renaissance of 16th-century Ottoman Palestine. It was popularised in the form of Hasidic Judaism from the 18th century onwards. Twentieth-century interest in Kabbalah has inspired cross-denominational Jewish renewal and contributed to wider non-Jewish contemporary spirituality, as well as engaging its flourishing emergence and historical re-emphasis through newly established academic investigation.

January 28th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Qabbalah, Uncategorized, Videos|

Wisdom of Kabbalah – Daniel Matt: University of Philosophical Research

Website http://www.uprs.edu

This course focuses on the central teachings of Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition that emerged in twelfth-century Provence and profoundly influenced European spirituality. We will explore the themes of Ein Sof (God as “Infinity”), Ayin (the divine “no-thing-ness”), Shekhinah (the feminine “presence” of God), and Raising the Sparks (discovering God in everyday life). Students will study the original teachings of the Kabbalah, translated from Hebrew and Aramaic by the Dr. Matt, in his book, “The Essential Kabbalah.”

Session 1 | The Nature of God
Session 2 | Mystical No-thingness—Ayin
Session 3 | The Ten Sefirot
Session 4 | C reation
Session 5 | Meditation
Session 6 | R evelation & Torah
Session 7 | Finding God in Everyday Life
Session 8 | Sexuality & Heretical Faith
Session 9 | E in Sof & The Sefirot (Review)
Session 10 | God and the Big Bang

 

January 18th, 2016|Gnosis, Hermetic, Illuminism, Qabbalah, Uncategorized, Videos|

Illusions on the Tree of Life – Hermetic Kabbalah

The ‘Illusions’ are a set of relatively modern correspondences which relate to the ten sephiroth of the Tree of Life. They are of particular relevance to anyone doing practical Kabbalistic work.

January 8th, 2016|Illuminism, Tao-Buddist, Uncategorized, Videos|

What Would You Do If Money Didn’t Matter?

Tragedy & Hope Productions presents this visual account set to the late philosopher Alan Watts’s poignant speech on why money shouldn’t matter when pursuing passion. Audio courtesy of alanwatts.org from the seminar “Do You Do It, or Does It Do You?”

December 28th, 2015|Gnosis, Masonic, Uncategorized, Videos|

Manly P Hall – The Love of Truth

“Truth alone can lead man to perfection. And this perfection he has to earn by giving his own life to truth.”

Manly P. Hall: Ten Basic Rules for Better Living