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e attributed: cancer d scorpio h pisces l 52 to the ancients, six planets besides the sun were known. they also assigned certain planetary values to the north and south nodes of the moon. that is the point where the moon's orbit touches that of the ecliptic. these were named: caput draconis head of the dragon p cauda draconis tail of the dragon q since the discovery of two more distant planets, neptune and uranus, these two terms have been partially replaced by them. the effect of caput draconis is like neptune: n the effect of cauda draconis is like uranus: the names of the old planets are: sol a saturn l mars f venus c jupiter k mercury b moon 5 the hebrew alphabet the hebrew alphabet is given on the following page. each letter of this alphabet represents a number and has an additional


18276066 GRIMM JACOB TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY VOL 1

lena s. galli has only the vague words: castra de turegum adnavigant tucconium, decent fidem gentem, jovcm linquunt ardentem. this jupiter on fire, from whom the people apostatized, may very well be donar (thunar, thor, but his statue is not alluded to. according to arx (on pertz 2, 61, eckehardus iv. quotes' jovis et neptuni idola' but i cannot find the passage; conf. p. 122 ermoldus nigellus on neptune. it is plain that the three statues have to do with the idolatry on l. constance, not with that on l. zurich; and if mercury, jupiter and neptune stood there together, the first two at all events may be easily applied to german deities. in ch. vii, i will impart my conjecture about neptune. but i think we may conclude from all this, that our tres imagines have a better claim to a german or

latin, avoids applying the eoman names of gods, he uses othinus or othin, never mercurius instead; yet once, instead of his usual thor (pp. 41, 103, he has jupiter, p. 236, and malleus jovialis; mars on p. 36 seems to stand for othin, not for tyr. who is never alluded to in saxo. ermoldus mgellus, citing the idols of the normanni, says 4, 9 (pertz 2, 501, that for god (the father) they worshipped neptune, and for christ jupiter; i suppose neptune must here mean osin, and jupiter thor; the same names recur 4, 69. 100. 453-5. melis-stoke, as late as the beginning of the 14th century, still remembers that the heathen frisians worshipped mercury (1, 16. 17; i cannot indicate the latin authority from which no doubt he drew this^ if the supposition be allowed, and it seems both a justifiable and

(siem. 87% conf. 10) designates freyr' folcvcddi (al. folcvaldr) gosa. now this folkvaldi means no other than dominator, princeps, i.e. the same as frea, fr6, and seems, like it, to pass into a proper name. on the linking of freyr and niorsr with osinn, there will be more to say in ch. xv (see suppl. if snorri's comparison of niorsr with kronos (saturn) have any justification, evidently poseidon (neptune) the son of kronos would come nearer to our teutonic sea-god; and iloaeiscov might be referred to iroacs (lord, lith. pats, sansk. patis, gotli. faj^s, which means the same as fro. only then both fro and nirdu would again belong to the eldest race of gods> wh. miiller, nibehingensage pp. 136 148, wishes to extend the vanir gods only to the siieves and goths, not to the western germans, and

fonhus (navis, csedm. 79, 34, geofonflod. cod. exon. 193, 21, have also a geofon standing independently in 240 other gods. the nom, cfficlm. 206, 6, and gifen geotende, beow. 3378. an ohg. kepan is nowhere found, even in proper names, though stiihlin 1, 598 gives a gebencsvnlare. i know not whether to take for the root the verb giban to give, in which case gibika (p. 137) and wuotan's relation to neptune (pp. 122, 148) would come in here; or to look away to the greek %iaji^ fem. ij^lfoov, hib-ernus] and the notion of snow and ice giants. and the north itself furnishes some names which are synonymous with oegir. in the fundinn noregr (sn. 369. fornald. sog. 2, 17) we read: forniotr fitti 3 syni, hett einn hler, er vcr kollum ocgi (one hight hler, whom we call oegir, annarr logi, jnidji kari

mere dancing and singing, common as they must have been on all sorts of occasions with the people of that time, could not have so exasperated the clergy. they call the ship' malignorum spirituum simulacrum' and' diaboli ludibrium' take for granted it was knocked together' infausto omine' and' gentilitatis studio' that' maligni spiritus' travel inside it, nay, that it may well be called a shi]3 of neptune or mars, of bacchus or venus; they must burn it, or make away with it somehow^ probably among the common people of that region there still survived some recollections of an ancient heathen worship, which, though checked and circumscribed for centuries, had never yet been entirely uprooted. i consider this ship, travelling about the isis. 2g3 country, welcomed by streaming multitudes, and h

e god, or ratlier of that goddess whom tacitus identifies with isis, and who (like nerthus) brought peace and fertility to mortals. as the car was covered uj, so entrance to the interior of the ship seems to have been denied to men; there need not have been an image of the divinity inside. her name the people had long ago forgotten, it was only the learned monks that still fancied something about neptune or mars, bacchus or venus: but to the externals of the old festivity the l")eople's apjdctite kept returning from time to time. how should that' pauper rusticus' in the wood at inden have lighted on the thought of building a ship, had there not been floating in his mind recollections of former processions, perhaps of some in neighbouring districts? it is worthy of note, that the weavers, a


A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK SPELLS

friendship, creativity and for detachment from emotional blackmail. ruled by saturn in the ancient system, now by uranus. pisces, the fish: 19 february to 20 march. colour: white or mauve. a mutable water sign, for spells to develop spiritual awareness and intuition, and for divination, especially involving water and the fulfilment of hidden dreams. ruled by jupiter in the ancient system, now by neptune. in magick, it tends to be the old rulerships that are used in spells (see planets and angels. colour correspondences colour is of great significance, both in healing and magick, and colour symbolism is used frequently with candles, and also with crystals, flowers, foods and coloured water, as a way of focusing on and activating the different qualities inherent in the colours. white in mag

cts of the planetary hours. the planets have had a special place in both ritual magick and astrology, since the ancient babylonians and chaldeans first observed them wandering across the sky (the word 'planet' derives from the greek planetes, meaning 'wanderer) against the fixed constellations of the zodiac. the ancients knew of only five planets- mercury, venus, mars, jupiter and saturn. uranus, neptune and pluto were discovered only after the invention of the telescope and so have not assumed the importance in magick that they have in astrology. what is more, the first astronomers also counted the sun and the moon as planets and credited them with certain qualities that have become woven into the western astrological and magical traditions. astrologers believe that the positions of the p


ABRAMELIN2

al. i take the meaning to be the following: the arts or methods of magical working are twelve, if we class them under the twelve signs of the zodiac. the second number mentioned above, 5, is perfect because of its analogy with the pentagram that potent symbol of the spirit and the four elements; 6 is the number of the planets (as known to the ancients, without the recently discovered herschel and neptune. as the chaldean oracles of zoroaster say" he made them six, and for the seventh, he cast into the midst thereof the fire of the sun. 2 operates in the stars and planets as representing their good or evil influence in the heavens, in other words their dual nature. 3 consists in the metals because, the ancient alchemists considered their bases to be found in the three principles which they


ALEISTER CROWLEY EIGHT LECTURES ON YOGA

conversation of the holy guardian angel that enables us to overcome, at all times and in all manners, as the need of the moment may be. 16. there are two other planets, not counted as among the sacred seven. i will not say that they were known to the ancients and deliberately concealed, though much in their writing suggests that this may be the case. i refer to the planet herschel, or uranus, and neptune. whatever may have been the knowledge of the ancients, it is at least certain that they left gaps in their system which were exactly filled by these two planets, and the newly discovered pluto. they fill these gaps just as the newly discovered chemical elements discovered in the last fifty years fill the gaps in mendelejeff's table of the periodic law. 17. herschel represents the highest f

which corresponds to this planet is, first and last, the discovery of the true will. this knowledge is secret and most sacred; each of you must incorporate for yourself the incidence and quality of herschel. it is the most important of the tasks of the yogi, because, until he has achieved it, he can have no idea who he is or where he is going. 18. still more remote and tenuous is the influence of neptune. here we have a niyama of infinite delicacy, a spiritual intuition far, far removed from any human quality whatever. here all is fantasy, and in this world are infinite pleasure, infinite perils. the true niyama of neptune is the imaginative faculty, the shadowing forth of the nature of the illimitable light. he has another function. the yogi who understands the influence of neptune, and i

we have a niyama of infinite delicacy, a spiritual intuition far, far removed from any human quality whatever. here all is fantasy, and in this world are infinite pleasure, infinite perils. the true niyama of neptune is the imaginative faculty, the shadowing forth of the nature of the illimitable light. he has another function. the yogi who understands the influence of neptune, and is attuned to neptune, will have a sense of humour, which is the greatest safeguard for the yogi. neptune is, so to speak, in the front line; he has got to adapt himself to difficulties and tribulations; and when the recruit asks 'what made that 'ole' he has got to say, unsmiling 'mice' pluto is the utmost sentinel of all; of him it is not wise to speak. having now given vent to this sybilline, obscure and sini


ALEISTER CROWLEY LIBER 777

is alim chayyim, the living gods. col. xxiii. nothing and neither p nor p) and beaten and scattered corpse each denote two different meditations. col. xxxv. agrippa (de occ. phil. tom ii cap xiv) in his orphic scale of the number twelve refers the twelve principle gods of rome to the zodiac: a pallas (minerva) b venus c phoebus d mercury e jupiter f ceres g vulcan h mars i diana j vesta k juno l neptune. crowley included most of these, omitting only jupiter and phoebus. col. xxxvi. the evangelists follow their traditional attribution to the kerubim. godwin gives the apostles thus (he does not state his source: a matthias b thaddeus c simon d john e peter f andew g bartholemew h phillip i james son of zebedee j thomas k matthew l james son of alpheus. col. xxxviii. line 7: iynx: grk, iugx

nepture) and pluto) and the nodes of the moon were not given in this table in 777, but appeared in these positions in the table the essential dignities of the planets in the book of thoth. in magick crowley added an additional column, the superior planetary governers of the signs; initially this referred the cardinal signs to the primum mobile, the kerubic signs to uranus and the mutable signs to neptune; in the book of thoth the cardinal signs were referred to pluto (discovered in the 1930s. cols. cxlix cli. agrippa (tom. ii cap. xxxvii) gives a somewhat different set of images for the decans, along with the significance of each. it is believed agrippa derived from latin translations of the picatrix, a medieval arabic work on magic. the images given here are close to those printed by rega


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

s :mercury: 13 :artemis, hecate :diana: 14 :aphrodite :venus: 15 :athena :mars, minerva: 16:(here :venus: 17 :castor& pollux, apollo the :casto& pollux (janus: diviner: 18 :apollo the charioteer :mercury: 19 :demeter (borne by lions :venus (repressing the fire of: vulcan: 20:(attis:(attis) ceres, adonis: 21 :zeus :jupiter (pluto: 22 :themis, minos, aeacus, and :vulcan: rhadamanthus :23 :poseidon :neptune: 24 :ares :mars: 25 :apollo, artemis (hunters :diana (as archer: 26 :pan, priapus (erect hermes :pan, vesta, bacchus, priapus: and bacchus: 27 :ares :mars: 28:(athena, ganymede :juno: 29 :poseidon :neptune: 30 :helios, apollo :apollo :31 :hades :vulcan, pluto: 32:(athena :saturn :32 "bis:(demeter :ceres :31 "bis :iacchus:(liber: 312 table i: xxxviii: xxxix :key scale: animals, real and: pl

the cross: 3 :myrrh, civet :the plane, also the diamond: oval, circle and other yoni: symbols: 4 :cedar (iota :the solid figure: 5 :tobacco (phi :the tessaract: 6 :olibanum: omega: sephirotic geomantic fi: 7 :benzoin, rose: epsilon: gures follow the planets: red sandal: caput and cauda draconis: 8 :storax: are the nodes of the moon: 9 :jasmine, jinseng: chi: nearly= herschel and: all odoriferous: neptune respectively: roots: they belong to malkuth: 10 :dittany of crete: sampi :11 :galbanum: alpha :those of airy triplicity: 12 :mastic, white: beta :octagram: sandal, mace: storax, all fu: gitive odours: 13 :menstrual blood: gamma :enneagram: camphor, aloes: all sweet: virginal odours: 14 :sandalwood, myrtle: delta :heptagram: all soft volup: tuous odours: 15 :dragon's blood: epsilon :puer: 1

rcury in virgo: perfected success: ruin: wealth: weh note: two typos have been corrected in column cxxxiv by liber 777: 4, moon in place of sun and 6, sun in place of moon. 321 table v: cxxxvii: cxxxviii: cxxxix :key scale: signs of the: planets ruling in: planets exalted in: zodiac: column ccxxxvii: column cxxxvii: 15: aries: mars: p. m (sun: 16: taurus: venus: uranus (moon: 17: gemini: mercury: neptune: 18: cancer: moon: p. m (jupiter: 19: leo: sun: uranus: 20: virgo: mercury: neptune (mercury: 22: libra: venus: p. m (saturn: 24: scorpio: mars: uranus: 25: sagittarius: jupiter: neptune: 26: capricorn: saturn: p. m (mars: 28: aquarius: saturn: uranus: 29: pisces: jupiter: neptune (venus: weh note: liber 777 gives different entries for column cxxxix, and these have been added in parenthesi

he ceremonies- now, seeing that every man differeth essentially from every other man, albeit in essence he is identical, let also these ceremonies assert their identity by their diversity. for this reason do we leave much herein to the right ingenium of the philosophus. 13 "concerning the life of the devotee- first let his way of life be such as is pleasing to the particular deity. thus to invoke neptune, let him go a-fishing; but if hades, let him not approach the water that is hateful to him. 392 14 "further, concerning the life of the devotee- let him cut away from his life any act, word or thought, that is hateful to the particular deity; as, unchastity in the case of artemis, evasions in the case of ares. besides this, he should avoid all harshness or unkindness of any kind in thought


ALEISTER CROWLEY SEPHER SEPHIROTH

e side or flank; rib (lc the end, appointed time (dan. 12:14; see 305) cq pearl: a title of malkuth nynp 191 face, countenance nypn) cessations, futilities, nothings mysp) a box, chest; a repository hpwq 192 poisonous wind: the gsamun h, or gsimoon h hp(lz ye shall cleave in hwhy (cf. 220) hwhyb myqbdx 194 righteousness, equity, justice; the sphere of jupiter qdc 195 a flock hnqm visitation hdwqp neptune (referred to kether) nw+pn 196 the sea of wisdom (s.d. 1:28, etc) pws my the crown, summit, point; thorn (cf. 140) cwq ages; worlds mymlw( narrowness; oppression qwc 197 most high god nwyl( l) 198 victories myxcn 199 a giving freely; charity hqdc 200 wings mypnk a branch pn( bone; substance, essence; body mc( archetypal nwmdq summer cyq a sling; a casting-net (lq divination; witchcraft msq

kerubim: the angelic choir of yesod (the four creatures; gthe wings of the wind h *mybwrk 839 the ancient among the ancient *nybsd )bs 840 pearl: a title of malkuth *nynp 841 praises, psalms twlht face, countenance *nypn) 842 aralim, mighty ones: the angelic choir of binah *myl)r) spirit of lives *myyx xwr 843 that goes on foot *mylgr 844 intellectual virtues mylk#h twxkh 845 flowing oil (p#h nm# neptune (referred to kether *nw+pn 846 high, lofty *mwrm 847 most high god *nwyl( l) 849 the end of the sabbath (i.e. saturday evening) tb# y)cwm 850 violet (blue/purple; perfection tlkt my perfect one( gnot h read. ct. 5:2. see 857& i.z.q. 713) ytmt archetypal *nwmdq mary, mother of jesus *myrm to rule *k#ym 851 souls (i.r.q. 1052 et seq) nwhtm#n he was angry *pn) torrents of water (lit. gchannel


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE LOST CONTINENT

was the secret lemurian tradition that they themselves represented the survivals of a yet earlier race who lived on ice, and they of yet another who lived in fire, and they again of earlier colonists from mars. the theory, in fine, was that the aim of man is to attain the sun, whence, according to one school of cosmology, he was exiled in the cosmic catastrophe which resulted in the formation of neptune. his task on any given planet was therefore to overturn the laws of nature on that planet, thus mastering it sufficiently to enable him to make the leap to the next planet inward. exactly how and in what sense the leap was made remains obscure, even to the heirs of atlantis* the men of atlas could fly, it is true, and that by a method so simple that men will laugh outright when it is redis

nvoke the beings of that planet, should it be possible for them to travel to us. and that this is impos sible, who can assert? on the theory of the magicians, power increases as the sun is approached, the inhabitants of earth being more highly infused with the magical force of our star than those of mars, and they again more than those of great jupiter, gloomy and disastrous saturn and uranus, or neptune lost in star- dreams. again, the powers of each particular planet may, nay, must be wholly diverse. so fundamental a condition of existence as the value of g being vastly various, must not the inhabitants differ equally in body and in mind? what lives on the minute and airless moon can be no inhabitant of what may hide beneath the flaming envelope of the sun, with its fountains of hydrogen


ALEISTER CROWLEY EQUINOX EQ I 3 2

of mercury: the evocation itself commencing in the magical hour of tafrac, under the dominion of the great angel of mercury hb:lamed hb:aleph hb:peh hb:resh. on wednesday, may 13, 1896, this hour tafrac occurs between 8h. 32' p.m. and 9h. 16, when mercury is in 17 gemini on the cusp of seventh house slightly to south of due west. moon going to mars sic should be with mercury 14 gemini mercury to neptune, mercury 150 saturn.1 "of the form of the circle to be employed" illustration on page 171 described "diagram 59. the circle of art" 1 weh note: this data contains typographic errors from the first edition. this is a duodecagram (twelve sided regular figure. it is oriented with a vertex to top and all diagonal chords are drawn, except those which would cross the exact center of the figure


ALEX SANDERS THE KING OF THE WITCHES

earer. 22 january to 21 february. lucky stones: zircon, gamet, ruby, jet, black onyx. lucky number: two. lucky day: saturday. lucky flowers: snowdrop and foxglove. lucky tree: pine. animal: dog. bird: cuckoo. metal: platinum. colours: electric blue, electric green. pisces the fishes. 22 february to 21 march. lucky stones: sapphire, emerald, amethyst, coral. lucky numbers: pisces, six; jupiter and neptune both three. lucky day: thursday. flower: heliotrope. trees: willow, elm. animals: sheep and ox. birds: swan and stork. metal: tin. colours: purple, mauve, sea-green. 152 arms the ram. 22 march to 21 april. lucky stones: ruby, bloodstone, diamond. lucky numbers: aries, seven; mars, nine. lucky day: tuesday. flowers: gorse, wild rose, thistle. trees: holly, thorn, chestnut. animals: ram, tig


ALICE A BAILEY02 INITIATION HUMAN AND SOLAR

ted on another planetary scheme, and when, in the next round, our earth attains a point in evolution analogous to that of the venusian scheme at the time its influence was felt by us, then we shall aid in the stimulation of still another group of planetary egos; we shall assist in the institution of a similar procedure among the sons of men in another scheme. in the three great planetary schemes, neptune, uranus, and saturn, the method of initiation will not be employed. they will be the recipients of those who are esoterically "saved" from among the other schemes. that is to say that all those who, in any scheme, achieve the needed expansions of consciousness (such as will be achieved by the majority of the human family prior to the middle of the next great cycle, or round, will be consid


ALICE A BAILEY04 A TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE

ication of vibration in the human family which resulted in individualisation. we might here enumerate the schemes as a basis for our further work: the seven planets, centres, or schemes: 1. vulcan (the sun, exoterically considered. 2. venus. 3. mars. 4. earth. 5. mercury. 6. jupiter. 7. saturn. the three synthesising planets- 217- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust 1. uranus. 2. neptune. 3. saturn. the one resolver. the sun. i would caution you here against attaching any importance to the sequence followed in numbering these seven schemes, either in connection with their order of development or importance, or their position in relation to the central planet, the sun, or to each other. only two are to be considered numerically accurate at this stage and in this round, i.e

ught about through the positive polarity of the heavenly man of the earth scheme. therefore, enlarging the concept, we can note the fact that our heavenly men are the transmitters, via their seven schemes, to the seven stars of the pleiades. our solar system is negatively polarised as regards the sun sirius, which influences our entire system psychically via the three synthesising schemes uranus, neptune, saturn the latter, saturn, being the focal point for the transmission of cosmic manas to the entire seven schemes- 222- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust 4. manas and the earth chain we have brought our consideration of our first point, the origin of cosmic and systemic manas, down to certain facts concerning our chain, and have (with the utmost brevity) passed in revie

c. a prophecy. we might now, prior to continuing with our subject, name the different chains of the earth scheme. we must bear carefully in mind the fact that these are simply names, affixed to the chains and globes for the sake of clarity. as this subject is more widely studied it will inevitably be found advisable to call the chains by their numbers, and to drop the names as at present used: 1. neptune. 2. venus. 3. saturn. 4. earth. 5. mercury. 6. mars. 7. jupiter. it is necessary here to take the opportunity to sound a note of warning to students in connection with the charts which have been inserted in the treatise. they depict only one cycle in logoic evolution, and cover only the present greater period in the working out of which we are engaged. they might be roughly described as em

avenly men, then the whole system is reaching a very high stage of evolution, and with the two schemes which will be entering into the stage of obscuration, the resolving process will commence. the plan, viewed largely, will be as follows: the four schemes which form the logoic quaternary will merge into their synthesising scheme, that of saturn, while venus and mercury will merge into uranus and neptune. no importance need be attached to the sequence of these names. the dual fact is all that is necessary to grasp. neptune, uranus, and saturn will, therefore, have absorbed the essence of manifestation and (in connection with the solar logos) they correspond to the three permanent atoms in the causal- 237- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust body of a man. we say "correspon

equence of these names. the dual fact is all that is necessary to grasp. neptune, uranus, and saturn will, therefore, have absorbed the essence of manifestation and (in connection with the solar logos) they correspond to the three permanent atoms in the causal- 237- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust body of a man. we say "correspond" for the analogy is not in detail. uranus and neptune are reflections of the logoic astral and mental permanent atoms. saturn is in fact the correspondence to the logoic physical permanent atom. this is an occult mystery and must not be separated from its allied truth in the cosmic scheme. viewing manas as the vibratory activity of all atoms and narrowing our concept down to our own scheme it is interesting to note that some correspondences c

chains and of the schemes as given in the two charts is entirely for the present, and covers a period comparatively recent, carrying forward the history of evolution to the middle of the next round in our chain. had we been given the charts embracing pre-lemurian days, and extending back a distance into the (humanly speaking) unfathomable past, we would have seen the moon chain portrayed with the neptune chain omitted. in the chart as given two chains are apparently lacking, the moon chain and the uranus chain. the reasons are abstruse, but something may be hinted at as follows: the moon chain with the earth chain formed two units, or two polarities, negative and positive. the point of merging was reached, and the earth chain absorbed or synthesised the moon chain in the same sense as cert

absorption of certain chains as they find their polar opposites, and a simultaneous appearance of the more subtle chains or globes as the manasic principle enables man to see them. the moon chain is in process of disappearance, and only a decaying body is left; the life of the second and the first logos has been withdrawn from it, and only the latent life of matter itself remains. simultaneously neptune arose over the horizon, and took its place as one of the seven manifesting chains of the planetary logos. we are- 243- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust here dealing with the neptune chain of the earth scheme. the moon chain has in itself a curious occult history, not yet to be disclosed. this differentiates it from the other chains in the scheme and even from any other

et form a vehicle for the life of a great individual who gives to that hierarchy its distinctive colouring and its unique keynote- 316- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust 3. a number of solar deities who are the radiators of solar magnetism, and the life of form. 4. a peculiar group of beings connected with a certain constellation and the lesser dragon, who have their habitat on neptune and work with the sixth principle in the solar system. they take physical form, animated by purified desire, controlled by mind, and are the dispensers of love-wisdom by means of certain of the "halls of wisdom" on the various planets. the words "halls of wisdom" in their esoteric significance describe a stage of consciousness not a location. v. through five permanent atoms. physical, astr

geometrises and that holds sway over the form side, governing the elemental forces of nature. the physical plane is the most concrete exemplification of the form side; it holds the divine life imprisoned or enmeshed at its densest point, and it works at this time in line with the seventh law. in a mysterious way this law is the reverse side of the first, or the law of vibration. it is vulcan and neptune in opposition, which is as yet an almost incomprehensible thing for us. the densest form of expression on the physical plane is after all but a form of synthesis; just as the rarest form of expression on the highest plane is but unity or synthesis of a finer kind. one is the synthesis of matter, and the other the synthesis of life. this law governs the seventh chain in each scheme; each ch

he nine petals are always the most active. they work in connection with the lower group who are the direct transmitters of energy to the atomic triangle, receiving it from the middle group. more of their work it is not possible to detail, for the work of the agnishvattas is vast and intricate, and differs also in the various schemes in certain particulars. those who are working in the uranus, the neptune, and the saturn scheme work somewhat differently to those functioning in the venus, the vulcan, the mars, the mercury, the jupiter, the- 459- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust earth and the exoteric saturn scheme, and so do the manasadevas of the inner round. we should note here that we again have a triplicity of groups, representing a triplicity of force, and herein lie

y of groups, representing a triplicity of force, and herein lies a hint. in the central list of schemes the middle and lower group of agnishvattas are active. in the others the higher group and middle group hold sway as these planets are the most occult and sacred in manifestation, and are concerned only with egos who are on the path, and who are therefore group-active. in connection with uranus, neptune and saturn, this might be expected as they are the synthesising planetary schemes, and provide conditions suitable only for the very advanced stages. they are the "reaping" planets. much confusion in connection with egos exists in the minds of our students on account of their failure to realise that (as h. p. b. has pointed out)54(223) the secret doctrine is primarily concerned with the pl

are worthy of consideration when upon this subject, and deal with some interesting factors. all the planetary rishis are not equally "long-lived" in the occult sense of the term, and the seven planetary logoi of the seven sacred planets are at different stages of evolution; their vibratory response, therefore, differs, producing varying effects in time. the three major planetary schemes (uranus, neptune, and saturn) have not, as yet, received their fullest stimulation, and will not do so until the "energy of the sacred seven" has been transferred to them. figures, therefore, as regards their duration and persistence are not in order. the figures for the planets concerned with the "inner round" differ as to length of time but not as to space location from those of other planets. the true f

ee the interior caverns of the planet. the microcosmic resemblance to the great life of the planet is seen in the fact that both forms are but outer sheaths or frameworks, sheltering an inner "vault; both forms are hollow, both have their negative and positive extremities, their poles, so to speak, and internally much proceeds affecting the outer evolutions. one of the most occult of the planets, neptune, presides over the "devas of the waters; their presiding deva lord, varuna, the raja of the astral plane, being an emanation from that planet. students will find it of profound interest to study the close interaction therefore between: 1. the sixth plane, the astral plane, and the sixth subplane of the physical plane, the liquid subplane. 2. the sixth subplane of each plane in the solar sy

of physical body, and having an astral body with some sixth subplane matter in it are responsive to higher things and have a spiritual aspiration. the influence emanating from the sixth subplane of the buddhic plane calls out a reciprocal response from the sixth subplane matter in other bodies, and the sixth principle of buddhi under the law of correspondences intensifies that vibration. the name neptune is one under which the planetary logos of one of the major three schemes is known upon our planet. certain of his influences and energies affect paramountly the deva essence of this sixth subplane matter, reaching them via the raja lord varuna. this knowledge is of practical value astrologically, for it will enable men to understand the nature of their own physical bodies, and above all of

practical value astrologically, for it will enable men to understand the nature of their own physical bodies, and above all of their astral bodies. it is an occult fact that the type of astral matter in a man's body decides the quality of the watery substance of his physical body. there is, in occultism, no dissociating the physico-psychic natures, for the latter determines the former. the planet neptune therefore has a profound effect and a close connection under the law of correspondences with the sixth, or astral plane, which is the plane of the liquid portion of the logoic physical body, with the sixth subplane of the physical plane, or with the liquid portion of- 531- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust the human physical body and of the planetary physical body, also

pondences with the sixth, or astral plane, which is the plane of the liquid portion of the logoic physical body, with the sixth subplane of the physical plane, or with the liquid portion of- 531- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust the human physical body and of the planetary physical body, also with the sixth type of energy or force, or the sixth ray. the major scheme over which neptune presides forms a systemic triangle of great interest for esoteric astrologers with the sixth scheme and one other. this is symbolised in the three pronged trident which the god neptune is always portrayed as holding, the prongs being literally the symbolic triangles connected with each other by three lines of force. this planet has also a vital relation to the sixth logoic principle, or bu

an influence likewise which presides over and makes possible the second initiation, wherein the initiate produces results in the astral body, and wherein his astral centres are the object of the hierophant's attention. this particular type of energy flows through three centres: a. that particular head centre which is linked to the heart centre. b. the heart centre. c. the solar plexus. the planet neptune, along with the planetary logos of the sixth ray controls the astral centres in man. this statement involves much esoteric macrocosmic significance. when it is remembered that all centres human and divine are composed of deva essence, the connection between this influence and the devas, and their reflex effect upon man, will immediately become apparent. in the mystery of the sea and the se

nderlying: a. the sex impulse, macrocosmically and microcosmically interpreted. b. the cessation of desire. c. the direction of fire to the throat centre instead of to the generative organs. d. pralaya and obscuration. e. the meaning of the words "there shall be no more sea" found in the christian bible. when meditating upon these thoughts, students will find it well to bear in mind the fact that neptune is one of the major or synthesising planets, that it is an "absorbing" or "abstracting" planet, and that it is connected with the process whereby eventual perfection is demonstrated- 532- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust the son is made perfect, and the cosmic incarnation is brought to a close. there is again a very close esoteric connection between the fact lying behin

to other and greater energy centres. much will be learned along this line when electricity and colored lights are more freely used in experimental stations. sex, in the mineral kingdom, or chemical affinity, is the display in that kingdom of the second type of magnetic force; in the vegetable kingdom the same thing can be studied in the seed life, and in the fertilisation processes of all plants. neptune, the god of the waters, has a curious relationship to our planetary logos, and also to the entity who is the informing life of the second kingdom. the animal kingdom is responsive to a type of energy which is neither fire nor water but is a combination of the two. they are also the first of the kingdoms on the physical plane to be responsive to sound, or to the energy emanating from that w

oup. the elemental group souls find correspondences in the higher first, in the human kingdom in the three main groups of egos, in whom the three types of energy predominate; again in the three main or major planetary groups, and finally in the three aspects. elemental group..animal kingdom..sattvic..solar logos..uranus. father aspect. elemental group..vegetable kingdom..rajasic..planetary logoi..neptune. son aspect elemental group..mineral kingdom..tamasic..plane devas..saturn. mother, brahma aspect. the fourth or human group, unites all three lives. the periodic manifestation of the three elemental groups (through the medium of the three lower kingdoms) is, therefore, governed by factors hidden in the nature of that great vibration which we call tamasic, or heavy rhythm. it is the vibrat

energy which brings to a consummation (and so destroys) the remaining three major schemes. in this we have a correspondence to the burning of the causal body at the fourth initiation through the merging of the three fires. it is only a correspondence, and the details must not be pushed too far. the saturn scheme is esoterically regarded as having absorbed the "frictional fires of systemic space; neptune is looked upon as the repository of the "solar flames" and uranus as the home of "fire electric" when, through extra-systemic activity based upon three causes: 1. logoic alignment, 2. the taking of a logoic initiation, 3. the action of the "one about whom naught may be said" these three schemes are simultaneously stimulated and the fires pass from one to another in a triangular manner, the


ALICE A BAILEY09 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME I ESOTERIC PSYCHOLOGY I

ence to the etheric body with its centres of radiant energy, found underlying or "substanding" the outer physical form. man's etheric body is a corporate part of the planetary etheric body, and constitutes its most refined and most highly developed aspect. as the aeons pass away there is a growing intensity of light radiating forth from our planet. this does not necessarily mean that a dweller on neptune would see our planet glowing with an increasingly brighter light, though this does happen in a few cases in the universe. but it means that, from the standpoint of a clairvoyant vision, the etheric planetary body will grow in vivid radiation and glory as that radiation expresses more and more the true light of the soul. the soul is light essentially, both literally from the vibratory angle

ence" in the same sense as the astrologer uses them, for he is not dealing, either, with the basic planetary rays. it might be stated therefore that the planetary relations in this cycle are as follows: 1. the mineral kingdom. pluto and vulcan. 2. the vegetable kingdom .v enus and jupiter. 3. the animal kingdom. the moon and mars. 4. the human kingdom. mercury and saturn. 5. the kingdom of souls. neptune and uranus. 6. synthesising these five. the sun. there are other planetary influences to be felt, and hidden forces likewise play upon our planetary life, but these are the major influences bringing about the desired results in the kingdoms of nature under the plan. it must be remembered that these are the cyclic influences dominant at this time, and that they change from cycle to cycle. f

logos. too much accuracy and too detailed information is not at this time good for humanity, which is yet too selfish to be entrusted with it. the planets and rays sacred ray non-sacred ray 1. vulcan .1 st ray. 1. mars. 6th ray. 2. mercury .4 th ray. 2. earth. 3rd ray. 3. venus. 5th ray. 3. pluto. 1st ray. 4. jupiter. 2nd ray. 4. the moon. 4th ray. 5. saturn. 3rd ray. veiling a hidden planet. 6. neptune. 6th ray. 5. the sun. 2nd ray. 7. uranus. 7th ray. veiling a hidden planet. i deal here with the major ray cycles and not with the minor cycles. two rays, you will note, are apparently not expressing themselves through the non-sacred planets; the seventh and the fifth. there are only five non-sacred planets. but the reason which makes a planet sacred or not is one of the secrets of a certa

t. human principle. etheric force or prana. divine principle. energy. element. earth "i manifest" instrument of sensation. nose. plane. physical plane, etheric levels. sense. smell. esoterically, this principle of vitality or prana is seated in the centre at the base of the spine. note: esoterically speaking, the planets which are the expression of the three major rays are: ray i. uranus. ray ii. neptune. ray iii. saturn. a study of this will make it apparent why saturn is ever the stabiliser. in this present cycle, the two rays of power and love are directing their energies to vulcan and jupiter, whilst saturn's attention is turned towards our planet, the earth. thus we have the ten rays of perfection, the vehicles of manifestation of what h.p.b. calls "the imperfect gods" the planetary l


ALICE A BAILEY15 THE DESTINY OF THE NATIONS

y speaking, of french people migrate to the states; there is a closer link with italy than with france, and hence the large italian population, for sagittarius rules both italy and washington. the influences are, therefore, as follows: 1. aquarius with its rulers, uranus, jupiter and the moon> nation. 2. gemini with its rulers, mercury, venus and the earth. 3. cancer with its rulers, the moon and neptune> capital- 48- the destiny of the nations copyright 1998 lucis trust 4. sagittarius with its rulers, jupiter, the earth and mars. 5. the soul ray love-wisdom. 2nd. 6. personality ray idealism devotion. 6th. 7. indirect influences via the planetary rulers are many, and the rays conditioning this country are consequently many, owing to the mixture of races found there. of these influences the


ALICE A BAILEY18 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME III ESOTERIC ASTROLOGY

ssed. tabulation v. the unorthodox astrological relationship constellations and planetary rulers in connection with disciples and initiates note: in charts connected with the path, progress is from aries to pisces through taurus, etc. constellation r uler ray related to 1. aries .m ercury .4 th ray .v irgo .s ame ray. 2. taurus. vulcan. 1st ray. pisces" 3. gemini. venus. 5th ray. none. 4. cancer. neptune. 6th ray. scorpio" 5. leo .t he sun. 2nd ray .a quarius" 6. virgo. the moon. 4th ray. aries" 7. libra .u ranus .7 th ray .n one. 8. scorpio. mars. 6th ray. cancer" 9. sagittarius. the earth. 3rd ray .c apricorn" 10. capricorn .s aturn. 3rd ray .s agittarius- 41- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust 11. aquarius. jupiter. 2nd ray .l eo" 12

sagittarius and capricorn, through the earth and saturn, are related to ray 3. the one-pointed disciple becomes the initiate. the initiate 4. aries and virgo, through mercury and the moon, are related to ray 4. harmonising the cosmos and the individual through conflict, producing unity and beauty. the birth pangs of the second birth. the cosmic and individual christ 5. cancer and scorpio, through neptune and mars, are related to ray 6. transformation of the mass consciousness into the inclusive consciousness of the disciple. the triumphant disciple i would call attention to the fact that in tabulation iv, the relationship is between the planets which rule, and in tabulation v the emphasis is laid upon the conditioning ray. tabulation vi. planetary rulers in 3 tabulations constellation o rt

ts which rule, and in tabulation v the emphasis is laid upon the conditioning ray. tabulation vi. planetary rulers in 3 tabulations constellation o rthodox d isciple h ierarchies 1. aries .m ars. mercury .u ranus- 42- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust 2. taurus. venus. vulcan. vulcan. 3. gemini. mercury .v enus. the earth. 4. cancer. the moon. neptune. neptune. 5. leo. the sun. the sun. the sun. 6. virgo. mercury .t he moon. jupiter. 7. libra .v enus. uranus .s aturn. 8. scorpio. mars. mars. mercury. 9. sagittarius. jupiter. the earth. mars. 10. capricorn .s aturn. saturn. venus. 11. aquarius. uranus. jupiter. the moon. 12. pisces. jupiter. pluto. pluto. tabulation vii. unorthodox constellations, rulers and rays in connection with the h

piter. the earth. mars. 10. capricorn .s aturn. saturn. venus. 11. aquarius. uranus. jupiter. the moon. 12. pisces. jupiter. pluto. pluto. tabulation vii. unorthodox constellations, rulers and rays in connection with the hierarchies constellation r uler ray related to 1. aries .u ranus .7 th ray .n one. 2. taurus. vulcan. 1st ray. pisces. same ray. 3. gemini. the earth. 3rd ray. libra" 4. cancer. neptune. 6th ray. sagittarius" 5. leo .t he sun. 2nd ray .v irgo" 6. virgo. jupiter. 2nd ray .l eo" 7. libra .s aturn. 3rd ray .g emini" 8. scorpio .m ercury .4 th ray .a quarius" 9. sagittarius. mars. 6th ray. cancer" 10. capricorn .v enus. 5th ray .n one. 11. aquarius. the moon. 4th ray. scorpio" 12. pisces. pluto. lst ray .t aurus" note: aries and capricorn in conjunction with 7th and 5th ray e

aries and capricorn in conjunction with 7th and 5th ray energy stand alone. the other constellations and rays are related in every case. a. ray 1 taurus and pisces, through vulcan and pluto. b. ray 2 leo and virgo, through the sun and jupiter. c. ray 3 gemini and libra, through the earth and saturn. d. ray 4 scorpio and aquarius, through mercury and moon. e. ray 6 cancer and sagittarius, through neptune and mars- 43- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust in view of all the above, and starting with the basic fact of the great illusion it should be remembered that the accuracy of astrological prediction and interpretation will be based upon three factors: 1. the potency of the thoughtforms which have been built up in connection with the twel

y copyright 1998 lucis trust centres. a. at the first initiation, the disciple has to contend with the crystallising and destroying forces of vulcan and pluto. the influence of vulcan reaches to the very depths of his nature, whilst pluto drags to the surface and destroys all that hinders in these lower regions. b. at the second initiation, the candidate comes under the influence of three planets neptune, venus and jupiter. the three centres solar plexus, heart and throat are actively involved. c. at the third initiation, the moon (veiling a hidden planet) and mars bring about a fearful conflict, but at the end the man is released from personality control. d. at the fourth initiation, mercury and saturn again bring about great changes and unique revelation, but their effect is very differe

and mind of the planetary logos, has dealt only with the second division and that in its lowest aspect. two other points might here be touched upon, and for their understanding you will have to accept my statements as temporary hypotheses at least, for you are in no position to know them as truth for yourselves. exoteric astrology has said and it is widely accepted that vulcan, uranus, pluto and neptune do not govern signs but only have affinity with them. i am touching upon this here because we are going to consider the planet pluto in relation to pisces. this affinity has only stated a partial truth and is only temporarily true from the standpoint of the modern astrologer. their existence has only been inferred or discovered within the last two or three centuries though it has always be

should give place esoterically to regeneration and to creation upon the mental plane instead of only upon the physical plane. this higher creative functioning becomes possible under the influence of aspiration and intuition. this begins to take place when the four esoteric rulers supplement the activity of the two orthodox rulers. it is interesting to note that the astrologer, alan leo, suggests neptune as an alternative to jupiter. he sensed and touched upon a mystery of initiation though he did not realise the magnitude of his discovery. neptune focusses the influence of pisces as it concerns humanity as a whole and not just the individual man, but this only takes place towards the final stages of the path of discipleship. today humanity is moving rapidly towards the position of the wor

ed and touched upon a mystery of initiation though he did not realise the magnitude of his discovery. neptune focusses the influence of pisces as it concerns humanity as a whole and not just the individual man, but this only takes place towards the final stages of the path of discipleship. today humanity is moving rapidly towards the position of the world disciple, and intuiting this, he suggests neptune as an alternative to jupiter- 78- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust esoterically, the reason that venus is exalted in pisces is connected with the relation of pisces to the sign gemini, of which venus is the esoteric ruler, and also in relation to the fact that venus is the earth's alter ego and is closely related to the human kingdom

permitted the physical act to usurp the place of a spiritual attitude, yet the symbolic meaning is eternally true. when the man born in capricorn can kneel in spirit and in truth, he is then ready for the initiatory process upon the mountain top. the symbolism underlying the astrological fact that mars is exalted in capricorn, whilst the power of the moon is lessened in that sign, and jupiter and neptune both fall, is significantly beautiful and instructive. mars is the god of war, the producer of conflicts, and in this earthly sign mars triumphs in the early stages of the evolution of the fourth creative hierarchy and in the life history of the undeveloped and average man. materialism, the fight for the satisfaction of personal ambitions, and the conflict with higher spiritual tendencies

fore, jupiter reaches its lowest point of expression in the densest material aspect, and then as love and selflessness triumph this lowest aspect vanishes and disappears. it is to the "fall" of the highest aspect that the symbolism refers, and then later to the fall or disappearance of all that is base and low. love is fallen and blinded when desire is rampant; desire vanishes when love triumphs. neptune is often spoken of as falling in this sign and for the same reasons. neptune is the god of the waters, and is esoterically related to pisces. it should be noted that both neptune and jupiter are exalted in cancer, the great sign wherein the desire for incarnation finds its fulfilment; the power of both is lessened in virgo, wherein the first signs of the christ consciousness are felt; both

soul? or will it carry the whole matter down on to the physical plane with the inevitable corollary of world disaster, world war and death? such are the problems with which the guiding hierarchy is faced. scorpio is also most interestingly connected with the constellation, cancer, through the influences of the sixth ray, for it should be remembered that that ray is also expressing itself through neptune, but in a spiritual and esoteric manner. neptune governs cancer esoterically. the significance is therefore clear, for cancer is the sign of birth; it is the door into incarnation and the sign of generation. scorpio is the sign of sex and of regeneration, and birth is ever the intended result of the sex relation. father-spirit and mother-matter when brought together produce the son. the te

pirit and mother-matter when brought together produce the son. the tests and difficulties and pains of this era are symptoms or indications of the "entering into manifestation" of the new civilisation and culture. they portend the birth of the new era for which the entire world waits. this will happen if speaking esoterically the sixth ray energy of mars is transmuted into the sixth ray energy of neptune, for the one is "objective and full of blood" and the other is "subjective and full of life" a great mystery is veiled and hidden in the above relationship, for cancer-neptune is expressive of the seventh ray which rules and controls the eighth creative hierarchy. this is one of the five hierarchies whose names are unknown to us and this particular one stands upon the verge of liberation

act to remember for it is in the connection between the sixth- 130- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust and seventh rays that that potent "desire for incarnation" was aroused which resulted in the fall of the angels in primordial times. this sixth ray influence coming from three angles orthodox, esoteric and hierarchical and hence involving both neptune and mars predisposes the race and individual man as well to become one-pointed disciples in sagittarius. this latter constellation is ruled by mars, bringing the man into control or closer touch with the lunar lords, the sixth creative hierarchy. students should study their charts with care, remembering to differentiate between the five hierarchies which are the non-manifesting hierarchies

in this age or cycle and hence the expression in every land today of its best and its worst features, of which the intense devotion to material things and the intense devotion to spiritual values are dramatic instances. scorpio and aquarius are also in a peculiar relation to each other through the planet mercury which governs the human family (being the hierarchical planet in scorpio, and through neptune which rules cancer, thus governing expression upon the physical plane. in this connection the moon is given as the orthodox ruler and the hierarchical rule of aquarius. i would here remind you that the moon is usually regarded as "veiling" or "hiding" some planet and of these there are three which the moon may be veiling. here the intuition of the astrologer and of the esoteric student mus

expression upon the physical plane. in this connection the moon is given as the orthodox ruler and the hierarchical rule of aquarius. i would here remind you that the moon is usually regarded as "veiling" or "hiding" some planet and of these there are three which the moon may be veiling. here the intuition of the astrologer and of the esoteric student must be called out. these planets are vulcan, neptune or uranus. these three create and influence certain aspects of the mother principle, which nourish and feed the life of the inner divine reality until the time comes when the christ child is brought to the birth. they determine or condition the physical, astral and mental natures, thus creating the personality. they form a triangle of immense creative potency, upon which theme i will later

inner divine reality until the time comes when the christ child is brought to the birth. they determine or condition the physical, astral and mental natures, thus creating the personality. they form a triangle of immense creative potency, upon which theme i will later enlarge when dealing with the science of triangles. the point which i am here making is that through the influence of mercury and neptune the group consciousness of the individual is developed, so that through the tests in scorpio and the experience in aquarius the disciple emerges on the physical plane into the position of a world server; all world servers are decentralised workers and are governed by the need and the reactions of the mass or group. that is one of the reasons why, when in training, disciples are absorbed in

are governed by the need and the reactions of the mass or group. that is one of the reasons why, when in training, disciples are absorbed into a master's group which is integrally a collection of individuals who are imbued with the group idea and are learning increasingly to react to it. in this world period and in a peculiar manner, as far as the race (aryan) to which the western world belongs, neptune is known esoterically as the initiator. in certain ancient formulas, the great teacher of the west and the present world initiator, christ, is spoken of as neptune, who rules the ocean, whose trident and astrological symbol signifies the trinity in manifestation and who is the ruler of the piscean age. the formula runs as follows, speaking esoterically. the fish goddesses who have leapt fr

ocean, whose trident and astrological symbol signifies the trinity in manifestation and who is the ruler of the piscean age. the formula runs as follows, speaking esoterically. the fish goddesses who have leapt from earth (virgo) to water (pisces) unitedly give birth to the fish god (christ) who introduces the water of life into the ocean of substance and thus brings light to the world. thus does neptune work" this is, however, a great mystery, revealed only at the time of the second initiation in which the control of the fluidic astral plane is demonstrated- 131- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust cancer, being the door to incarnation, has a close relation to scorpio through neptune and mars, both of whom are expressions of the sixth ra

towards liberation and the desire to tread the path of return becomes so strong that the disciple submits to tests, reverses at tremendous cost and pain his position upon the wheel of life and assumes the attitude of the observer in contradistinction to that of the experiencer. old identifications cease; new trends toward higher, subtler and more spiritual identifications begin to appear and then neptune and mars begin to play their part. a close study of all the above relations will reveal the fact that four signs of the zodiac play a dominant part, therefore, in the life of the man who is working whilst in incarnation with his sun in scorpio or with scorpio rising. these are: 1. aries..cardinal cross..i.nitiating impulse..life. 2. cancer..c. ardinal cross..f.ocussed impulse..incarnation

in an individual and progressive evolutionary sense. the following planets and their rays govern the cardinal cross of which libra is one of the points: 1. mars..6th ray..idealism..d. evotion..struggle. 2. mercury..4. th ray..harmony through conflict. 3. uranus..7. th ray..ceremonial order, law or magic. 4. venus..5th ray..concrete knowledge or science. 5. saturn..3rd ray..active intelligence. 6. neptune..6. th ray..idealism..d. evotion..struggle. here we have six planets and five rays of energy and the expression of the two lines of spiritual energy; love-wisdom in two of the rays and planets, and three of the rays and planets upon the first major stream of energy, will or power. you will note how three of these rays definitely predispose the libran subject to concrete understanding, to i


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acknowledged to be the four major distributing agents of the combined rays of the individual man will the true nature of material phenomena be grasped. it might be added here that: 1. the etheric vehicle from the circulatory angle, is governed by the moon, as it veils vulcan. 2. the nervous system is ruled by venus. 3. the endocrine system is governed by saturn. 4. the blood stream is governed by neptune. these four systems are in reality the manifestation of the four aspects of matter in its lowest or purely physical expression. there are other aspects of expression of the fundamental substance, but these are the four of greatest importance- 87- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iv: esoteric healing copyright 1998 lucis trust each of these is essentially dual, and each duality correspo


ALICE BAILEY THE LABOURS OF HERCULES

erva handed him a robe, woven by herself, a robe that fitted well, of beauty rare and fine. he put it on, with triumph and with pride; exulting in his youth he had to prove himself, a golden breastplate vulcan forged for hercules, to guard his heart, the source of life and strength. this golden gift was girded on, and, shielded thus, the new disciple felt secure. he had yet to prove his strength. neptune arrived with horses twain and handed them, in leash, to hercules. straight from the place of waters came they, of beauty rare and proven strength. and hercules was pleased, for he had yet to prove his power to ride the horses twain. with graceful speech and brilliant wit came mercury, carrying [16] a sword of rare design, which he proffered, in a silver sheath, to hercules. he strapped it

alized by hercules because he had made the at-onement with the soul, impressed upon him a sense of vocation. he was pledged to the spiritual life and nothing could deter him. vulcan gave him a golden breastplate, magnetic and protective, the symbol of energy, emanating from high sources of spiritual power, which will enable the aspirant to undertake the twelve labors and go forward unafraid. from neptune, the god of the waters, he received horses. the symbology underlying this gift is very interesting. horses, as well as neptune, the god of the waters and the deity of the watery, emotional nature, stand for the capacity to be carried away by either a line of thought or an emotional reaction. this emotional, fluidic nature, with its sensitivity and its power to feel, when rightly used and s

horses, as well as neptune, the god of the waters and the deity of the watery, emotional nature, stand for the capacity to be carried away by either a line of thought or an emotional reaction. this emotional, fluidic nature, with its sensitivity and its power to feel, when rightly used and subordinated to godlike purposes, is one of the greatest assets that the disciple possesses. with the aid of neptune and the rapid steeds, hercules could be en rapport with the most distant sphere in which his labors could be cast. through emotional sensitivity and response, we, too, can be en rapport with the world in which our labors are cast. equipped, therefore, with vocation, spiritual energy and sensitivity, the gift of a sword that came from mercury, the messenger of the gods, is of profound signi

material by a.a.b. is used as before, with some necessary condensations and rewriting. the myth the great presiding one, enrobed in radiant calm, said but a single word. the teacher heard the golden command, and summoned hercules, the son of god who was also the son of man "the light now shines on gate the eighth" the teacher said "in ancient argos a drought occurred. amymone besought the aid of neptune. he bade her strike a rock, and when she did, outgushed three crystal streams; but soon a hydra made his dwelling there "beside the river amymone, the festering swamp of lerna stands. within this noisome bog the monstrous hydra lies, a plague upon the countryside. nine heads this creature has, and one of them is immortal. prepare to battle with this loathsome beast. think not that common m

ver wings of the mind remembering also that one definition of love is "the cold, clear light of reason. the third constellation takes yet a further flight, for we have cygnus, the swan, flying in mid-heaven. the swan of eternity, flying in time and space, is the symbol of life itself, the cleansing, purifying "living waters" of aquarius (interpolated) interpretation of the test augeas, the son of neptune, the god of the waters and the sun, kept herds of animals and for thirty years the stables had not been cleared so that the filth had accumulated. hercules was told to do something about it; many people had attempted to clean the stables and failed; it was always beyond them. hercules being an initiate and having much common sense, which real initiates always have, went down from the mount

y other [212] self and in the waning of that self i grow and glow. cancer, the crab element: water sign (as are also scorpio and pisces. quality: mass sensitivity; for the average man, mass identification with form; for the disciple, service for the masses. polar opposite: capricorn. an earth sign (spiritual awareness after struggle; birthplace of the christ. rulers: exoteric, the moon; esoteric, neptune. keywords: from the angle of form "let isolation be the rule, and yet the crowd exists; from the angle of soul "i build a lighted house and therein dwell. leo, the lion element: fire sign (as are also aries and sagittarius. quality: sensitivity leading to individual awareness. emergence out of the herd. self-consciousness. self assertion. polar opposite: aquarius. an air sign (group awaren


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easily be drowned; too little water, on the other hand, soon evaporates in the heat of the sun. if, then, you would attain the longed vfor goal, observe just measure in mixing the liquid substance of the sages, lest that which is too much overpower that which is too little, and the generation be hindered. for too much rain spoils the fruit, and too much drought stunts its growth. therefore, when neptune has prepared his bath, measure out carefully the exact quantity of permanent water needed, and let there be neither too little nor too much. the twofold fiery male must be fed with a snowy swan, and then they must mutually slay each other and restore each other to life; and the air of the imprisoned fiery male will occupy three of the four quarters of the world, and make up three parts of


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s. another key teaches the origin of water, its admixture with fire (liquid fire it calls it* and enters upon an alchemical description of the progeny of the two- solid matter such as minerals and earths. from the "waters of space" the progeny of the male spirit-fire and the female (gaseous) water has become the oceanic expanse on earth. varuna is dragged down from the infinite space, to reign as neptune over the finite seas. as always, the popular fancy is found to be based on a strictly scientific foundation. water is the symbol of the female element everywhere; mater, from which the letter m, is derived pictorially from[[diagram] a water hieroglyph. it is the universal matrix or the "great deep" venus, the great mother-virgin, issues forth from the sea-wave, and cupid or eros is her son

canus deificavit aretiam, et nominavit eam lingua janigena horchiam (ibid. lib. v. fol. 64) scarce an ancient poet of historic or prehistoric days who failed to mention the sinking of the two continents- often called isles- in one form or another. hence the destruction, besides atlantis, of the phlegyae (see pausanias and nonus, who both tell how "from its deep-rooted base the phlegyan isle stern neptune shook, and plunged beneath the waves its impious inhabitants- dionysius lib xviii. p. 319. faber felt convinced that the "insulae phlegyae" were atlantis. but all such allegories are more or less distorted echoes of the hindu tradition about that great cataclysm, which befell the fourth, really human, though gigantic, race, the one which preceded the aryan. yet, as just said, like all othe

re a transcript from the books of hermes, and far anterior to the books of moses, as eliphas levi tells his readers* uranos is a modified varuna "the universal encompasser" the all-embracer, and one of the oldest of the vedic deities- space, the maker of heaven and earth, since both are manifested out of his (or its) seed. it is only later that varuna became the chief of the adityas and a kind of neptune riding on the leviathan- makara, now the most sacred and mysterious of the signs of the zodiac. varuna "without whom no creature can even wink" was degraded like uranos, and, like him, he fell into generation, his functions "the grandest cosmical functions" as muir calls them, having been lowered down from heaven to earth by exoteric anthropomorphism. as the same[[footnote continued on nex

otnote(s* as shown by h. lizeray in the "trinite chretienne devoilee- placed between the immutable father (the pole, a fixed point) and mutable matter, the dragon transmits to the latter the influences received by him from the pole, whence his name- the verbum[[vol. 2, page] 356 the secret doctrine. heaven originate with st. john, and in his revelation? emphatically we answer- no. his "dragon" is neptune, the symbol of atlantean magic. to demonstrate the negation the reader is asked to examine the symbolism of the serpent or the dragon under its several aspects- the sidereal and cosmic glyphs. every astronomer- besides occultists and astrologers- knows that, figuratively, the astral light, the milky way, and also the path of the sun to the tropics of cancer and capricorn, as well as the ci

occultists and astrologers- knows that, figuratively, the astral light, the milky way, and also the path of the sun to the tropics of cancer and capricorn, as well as the circles of the sidereal or tropical year, were always called "serpents" in the allegorical and mystic phraseology of the adepts. this, cosmically, as well as metaphorically. poseidon is a "dragon "chozzar, called by the profane neptune (peratae gnostics; the "good and perfect serpent" the messiah of the naaseni, whose symbol in heaven is draco. but one ought to discriminate between the characters of this symbol. for instance: zoroastrian esotericism is identical with that of the secret doctrine; and when, as an example, we read in the vendidad complaints uttered against the "serpent" whose bites have transformed the beau

lt in it) and described the last surviving island of atlantis- or rather of that remnant of the eastern portion of that continent which had[[footnote(s* says wilford of the division of atlantis and bharata or india, confusing the two accounts and priyavrata with medhatithi "the division was made by priyavrata. he had ten sons, and it was his intention to divide the whole world. in the same manner neptune divided atlantis between his ten sons. one of them had. the extremity of the atlantis- which "is probably the old continent. this atlantis was overwhelmed by a flood. and it seems that by atlantis we should understand the antediluvian earth over which ten princes were born to rule according to the mythology of the west (and of the east, also) but seven only of them sat upon the throne (vol

it did once" says proclus "for marcellus, who wrote a history of ethiopian affairs, says that such, and so great an island once existed, and this is evidenced by those who composed histories relative to the external sea. for they relate that in this time there were seven islands in the atlantic sea sacred to proserpine; and besides these, three of immense magnitude, sacred to pluto. jupiter. and neptune. and, besides this, the inhabitants of the last island (poseidonis) preserved the memory of the prodigious magnitude of the atlantic island as related by their ancestors, and of its governing for many periods all the islands in the atlantic sea. from this isle one may pass to other large[[footnote(s* neither atlantis, nor yet sancha dwipa, was ever called "white island" when tradition says

even when it is compared with the animal depicted on the hindu zodiac. for it has the head and the fore-legs of an antelope and the body and tail of a fish. hence the tenth sign of the zodiac has been taken variously to mean a shark, a dolphin, etc; as it is the vahan of varuna, the ocean god, and is often called, for this reason, jala-rupa or "water-form" the dolphin was the vehicle of poseidon-neptune with the greeks, and one with him, esoterically; and this "dolphin" is the "sea-dragon" as much as the crocodile of the sacred nile is the vehicle of horus, and horus himself "i am the fish and seat of the great horus of kemour" says the mummy-form god with the crocodile's head (ch. lxxxviii, 2 "book of the dead. with the peratae gnostics it is chozzar (neptune, who converts into a sphere

s was budha, as claimed in days of old. the prachetasas, the worshippers of narayana (who, like poseidon moved or dwelt over not under the waters, plunged into the depths of the ocean for their devotions and remained therein 10,000 years; and the prachetasas are ten exoterically, but five, esoterically "prachetas" is in sanskrit, the name of varuna, the water god, nereus, an aspect of the same as neptune, the prachetasas being thus identical with the "five ministers" of[[chozzar (poseidon) of the peratae gnostics. these are respectively called[[aot, aoai, oto, otob "the fifth, a triple name (making seven) being lost- i.e, kept secret. this much for the "aquatic" symbol; the "fiery" connecting them with the fiery symbol- spiritually. for purposes of identity, let us remember that as the mot

of the peratae gnostics. these are respectively called[[aot, aoai, oto, otob "the fifth, a triple name (making seven) being lost- i.e, kept secret. this much for the "aquatic" symbol; the "fiery" connecting them with the fiery symbol- spiritually. for purposes of identity, let us remember that as the mother of the prachetasas was savarna, the daughter of the ocean, so was amphitrite the mother of neptune's mystic "ministers" now the reader is reminded that these "five ministers" are symbolized both in the dolphin, who had overcome the chaste amphitrite's unwillingness to wed poseidon, and in triton their son. the latter, whose body above the waist is that of a man and below a dolphin, a fish, is, again, most mysteriously connected with oannes, the babylonian dag, and further also with the

llegorical[[vol. 2, page] 765 the god-bearing land. to the philosopher- especially the initiate- hesiod's theogony is as historical as any history can be. plato accepts it as such, and gives out as much of its truths as his pledges permitted him. the fact that the atlantes claimed uranos for their first king, and that plato commences his story of atlantis by the division of the great continent by neptune, the grandson of uranos, shows that there were continents and kings before atlantis. for neptune, to whose lot that continent fell, finds on a small island only one human couple made of clay (i.e, the first physical human man, whose origin began with the last sub-races of the third root-race. it is their daughter clito that the god marries, and it is his eldest son atlas who receives for h

l heroes or men. the knowledge how to discern among these seven forms the one that is meant, belonged at all times to the initiates, whose earliest predecessors had created this symbolical and allegorical system. thus while uranos (or the host representing this celestial group) reigned and ruled over the second race and their (then) continent; kronos or saturn governed the lemurians; and jupiter, neptune* and others fought in the allegory for atlantis, which was the whole earth in the day of the fourth race. poseidonis, or the (last) island of atlantis "the third step of idaspati (or vishnu) in the mystic language of the secret books- lasted till about 12,000 years ago* the atlantes of diodorus were right in claiming that it was their country, the region surrounding mount atlas, where "the

became, for the first time, human kings and rulers. diodorus speaks of uranos as the first king of atlantis, confusing, either consciously or otherwise, the continents; but, as shown, plato indirectly corrects the statement. the first astronomical teacher of men was uranos, because he is one of the seven dhyan chohans of that second period or race. thus also in the second manvantara[[footnote(s* neptune or poseidon is the hindu idaspati, identical with narayana (the mover on the waters) or vishnu, and like this hindu god he is shown crossing the whole horizon in three steps. idaspati means also "the master of the waters* bailly's assertion that the 9,000 years mentioned by the egyptian priests do not represent "solar years" is groundless. bailly knew nothing of geology and its calculation

of the giants, the children of eurymedon, the race which is the father of polyphemus, the titan and one-eyed cyclops. though zeus reigns over the fourth race, it is poseidon who rules, and who is the true key to the triad of the kronid brothers and to our human races. poseidon and nereus are one: the former the ruler or spirit of atlantis before the beginning of its submersion, the latter, after. neptune is the titanic strength of the living race; nereus, its spirit reincarnated in the subsequent fifth or aryan race: and this is what the great greek scholar of england has not yet discovered, or even dimly perceived. and yet he makes many observations upon the "artfulness" of homer, who never names nereus, at whose designation we arrive. only through the patronymic of the nereids! thus the

gon being the north pole, gradually chasing the early lemurians from the lands which became more and more hyperborean and unfit to be inhabited by those who were fast developing into physical men, for they now had to deal with the climatic variations. the dragon will not allow latona "to bring forth (the sun to appear "she is driven from heaven, and finds no place where she can bring forth" until neptune (the ocean, moved with pity, makes immovable the floating isle of delos (the nymph asteria, hitherto hiding from jupiter under the waves of the ocean) on which latona finds refuge and where the bright god[[delios] is born, the god, who no sooner appears than he kills python, the cold and frost of the arctic region, in whose deadly coils all life becomes extinct. in other words, latona-lemu

c the "ever living" and "the concealed; while the mediterranean, atlantic, pacific and other regions disappear and reappear in turn, into and above the great waters. from the first appearance of the great continent of lemuria, the three polar giants had been imprisoned in their circle by kronos. their gaol is surrounded by a wall of bronze, and the exit is through gates fabricated by poseidon (or neptune, hence by the seas, which they cannot cross; and it is in that damp region, where eternal darkness reigns, that the three brothers languish. the iliad (viii, 13) makes of it the tartaros. when the gods and titans rebelled in their turn against zeus- the deity of the fourth race- the father of the gods bethought himself of the imprisoned giants in order to conquer the gods and titans, and t

under the name of francmaconnerie (freemasonry; that his work was only to be the continuation or the renovation of the ancient mysteries, and that he was to become a mason after the manner of apollo or amphion. and do not we know that the ancient initiated poets, when speaking of the foundation[[vol. 2, page] 796 the secret doctrine. of a city, meant thereby the establishment of a doctrine? thus neptune, the god of reasoning, and apollo, the god of the hidden things, presented themselves as masons before laomedon, priam's father, to help him to build the city of troy- that is to say, to establish the trojan religion (maconnerie orthodoxe, p. 44) such veiled sentences with double meaning abound in ancient classical writers. therefore, had an attempt been made to show that, e.g, laomedon wa


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both the fifth and the sixth cosmic principle, the upadhi or basis of the universal soul, just as in man, the microcosm, manas* is the upadhi of buddhi (d) there is a whole poem on the pregenetic battles fought by the growing planets before the final formation of kosmos, thus accounting for the seemingly disturbed position of the systems of several planets, the plane of the satellites of some (of neptune and uranus, for instance, of which the ancients knew nothing, it is said) being tilted over, thus giving them an appearance of retrograde motion. these planets are called the warriors, the architects, and are accepted by the[[footnote(s* this essence of cometary matter, occult science teaches, is totally different from any of the chemical or physical characteristics with which modern scien

o absorb a fresh supply of heat, which he supposes to be in this way taken up by the ether, and again concentrated and redistributed by the suns of the universe* this is about as close an approximation to the occult teachings as science ever imagined; for occultism explains it by "the dead breath" given back by martanda and his feeding on the "sweat and refuse" of "mother space" what could affect neptune* saturn and jupiter[[footnote(s* very similar ideas in mr. w. mattieu williams "the fuel of the sun" in dr. c. william siemens "on the conservation of solar energy (nature, xxv, p. 440-444, march 9, 1882; and also in dr. p. martin duncan's "address of the president of the geological society" london, may, 1877* see "comparative geology" by alexander winchell, ll.d, p. 56* when we speak of n

ar energy (nature, xxv, p. 440-444, march 9, 1882; and also in dr. p. martin duncan's "address of the president of the geological society" london, may, 1877* see "comparative geology" by alexander winchell, ll.d, p. 56* when we speak of neptune it is not as an occultist but as a european. the true eastern occultist will maintain that, whereas there are many yet undiscovered planets in our system, neptune does not belong to it, his apparent connection with our sun and the influence of the latter upon neptune notwithstanding. this connection is mayavic, imaginary, they say[[vol. 1, page] 103 the stellar "sons of light" but little, would have killed such comparatively small "houses" as mercury, venus and mars. as uranus was not known before the end of the eighteenth century, the name of the f

ned from accepting hypotheses on the mere one-sided knowledge of their matter[[footnote(s* the moon is dead only so far as regards her inner "principles- i.e, psychically and spiritually, however absurd the statement may seem. physically, she is only as a semi-paralysed body may be. she is aptly referred to in occultism as the "insane mother" the great sidereal lunatic* the instance of uranus and neptune, whose satellites, four and one respectively, revolved, it was thought, in their orbits from east to west, whereas all the other satellites rotate from west to east, is a very good one, as showing how unreliable are all a priori speculations even when based on the strictest mathematical analysis. the famous hypothesis of the formation of our solar system out of the nebulous rings, put[[foo

t once to carry the idea of geometry, phallicism, and astronomy" and this was finally applied to the "signification of simply human generative organs* hence the whole cycle of events[[footnote(s* bryant is right in saying "druid bardesin says of noah that when he came out of the ark (the birth of a new cycle, after a stay therein of a year and a day, that 364+ 1= 365 days, he was congratulated by neptune upon his birth from the waters of the flood, who wished him a happy new year" the "year" or cycle, esoterically, was the new race of men born from woman after the separation of the sexes, which is the secondary meaning of the allegory: its primary meaning being the beginning of the fourth round, or the new creation* unpubl. mss (but see "source of measures[[vol. 1, page] 445 god is our hig

s or stars. the genius loci- a very late after-thought of the last sub-races of the fifth rootrace, when the primitive and grandiose meaning had become nearly lost- was ever the representative in his accumulated titles of all his colleagues. it was the god of fire, symbolised by thunder, as jove or agni; the god of water, symbolised by the fluvial bull or some sacred river or fountain, as varuna, neptune, etc; the god of air, manifesting in the hurricane and tempest, as vayu and indra; and the god or spirit[[vol. 1, page] 463 the cosmic gods. of the earth, who appeared in earthquakes, like pluto, yama, and so many others. these were the cosmic gods, ever synthesizing all in one, as found in every cosmogony or mythology. thus, the greeks had their dodonean jupiter, who included in himself t

and could distinguish the corporeal from the spiritual elements, in the forces of nature. the four-fold jupiter, as the four-faced brahma- the aerial, the fulgurant, the terrestrial, and the marine god- the lord and master of the four elements, may stand as a representative for the great cosmic gods of every nation. while passing power over the fire to hephaistos-vulcan, over the sea, to poseidon-neptune, and over the earth, to pluto-aidoneus- the aerial jove was all these; for aether, from the first, had pre-eminence over, and was the synthesis of, all the elements. tradition points to a grotto, a vast cave in the deserts of central asia, whereinto light pours through its four seemingly natural apertures or clefts placed crossways at the four cardinal points of the place. from noon till a

in direct astral and psychic communication with the earth, its guides, and watchers- morally and physically; the visible orbs furnishing our humanity with its outward and inward characteristics, and their "regents" or rectors with our monads and spiritual faculties. in order to avoid creating new misconceptions, let it be stated that among the three secret orbs (or star-angels) neither uranus nor neptune entered; not only because they were unknown under these names to the ancient sages, but because they, as all other planets, however many there may be, are the gods and guardians of other septenary chains of globes within our systems. nor do the two last discovered great planets depend entirely on the sun like the rest of the planets. otherwise, how explain the fact that neptune receives 90

ficent audacity of this[[footnote(s "world-life" prof. winchell points to a good many mistakes of laplace in his work; but as a geologist he is not infallible himself in his "astronomical speculations[[vol. 1, page] 593 unanswerable queries. hypothesis" it is impossible not to recognise the insurmountable difficulties with which it is attended. why, for instance, do we find that the satellites of neptune and uranus display a retrograde motion; that, in spite of its closer proximity to the sun, venus is less dense than the earth? similarly, the more distant uranus is more dense than saturn? how is it that so many variations in the inclination of their axes and orbits are present in the supposed progeny of the central orb; that such startling variations in the size of the planets is noticeab

) belong to[[footnote(s "hermes here includes as gods the sensible forces of nature, the elements and the phenomena of the universe" remarks mrs. a. kingsford in a foot-note explaining it very correctly. so does eastern philosophy[[vol. 1, page] 673 the aliases of fohat. a system moving in an elliptical orbit around the sun. the aphelion of this ring is 1,732 millions of miles beyond the orbit of neptune, its plane is inclined to the earth's orbit at an angle of 64[[degrees] 3, and the direction of the meteoric swarm moving round this orbit is contrary to that of the earth's revolution. this fact, recognized only in 1833, shows it to be the modern rediscovery of what was very anciently known. fohat turns with his two hands in contrary directions the "seed" and "the curds" or cosmic matter;


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s remaining in the higher and leaving the lower. in this practice do you continue, bending your will like a great bow to drive the arrow of your consciousness through heavens ever higher and holier. but the continuance in this way is itself of vital value: for it shall be that presently habit herself shall persuade you that the body which is born and dieth within so little a space as one cycle of neptune in the zodiac is no essential of your self, that the life of which you are become partaker, while itself subject ot the law of action and reaction, ebb and flow, systole and diastole, is yet insensible to the afflications of that life which you formerly held to be your sole bond with existence. the equinox 116 and here must you resolve your self to make the mightiest endeavours: for so flo


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of these powers infernal is fear and hence, if the magician is without fear these enemies of the human race can have no power. the archdaemons and qliphoth rely not on the existance of god to incarnate, but the denial of the existence of god- only through willingly renouncing the truth, the living god or right action can these spirits bring a human being to ruin. the qliphoth and their servitors: neptune thamiel (thamal: thadekiel+ abraxsiel+ mahaziel+ azaza l +lufugiel pluto chaigidel (chigdal: chedeziel+ itqueziel+ golebriel+ dubriel+ alhaziel+ lufexiel saturn sateriel (sataral: saturniel+ abnexiel+ tagariel+ asteriel+ reqraziel+ abholziel+ lareziel+ jupiter gamehioth (gamchath: gabedriel+ amdebriel+ malexiel+ chedebriel+ a'othiel+ theriel mars galeb (gleb: gameliel+ lebrexiel+ ebaikiel+


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ose your birth number is 1. then the signing of contracts should be done on dates which also reduce to 1. your planetary sign is the sun, a fire sign. you would therefore be happiest married to someone whose sign is compatible, i.e. another fire sign or an air sign: sun, jupiter, mars, uranus or mercury-numbers 1, 3, 9, 4, 5. the numbers, their planets and signs, are as follows: 6: venus earth 7: neptune water 8: saturn earth 9: mars fire lesson nine: divination 1123 1: sun-fire 2: moon water 3: jupiter fire 4: uranus air 5: mercury air 124/ buckland's complete book of witchcraft name number the single primary number obtained from the numerical values of the letters of your name gives you your name number. you can see, then, that it is very much hit-and-miss as to whether your given name w

languages. would make a very good teacher, writer, secretary. makes friends easily. usually methodical and orderly; adept at simplifying systems. 6: venus letters f, o, x gentle and refined; pleasant and sociable. usually good looking. natural peacemaker; able to soothe ruffled feelings. often experiences difficulties in financial fields. excellent as a host or hostess. friendly and agreeable. 7: neptune letters g, p, y frequently possesses e.s.p. extremely "psychic. introvert. although s/he does not say much, s/he usually knows a great deal. mysterious. often interested in psychology, psychiatry, chemistry and botany. knowledgeable in astrology and all fields of the occult. fond of fishing. inclined to take from the "haves" and give to the "have-nots. 8: saturn letters h, q, z inclined to

o marked on the chart. the chart is now divided into its four quadrants. the next stage in drawing the "map" is the filling-in of the house boundaries. the ascendant is the start of the first house, and from there will be found twelve houses (see figure 9.2. the positions of the sun, moon and the planets are found thus: from the ephemeris find the positions for noon, on the birth date, of saturn, neptune, jupiter, uranus and pluto. these are the slower planets. these positions can be put straight onto the chart. they are shown, as are all planets, on the chart and in the tables, lesson nine: divination/ 127 figure 9.2 128 i auckland's complete book of witchcraft for the faster planets sun/moon, venus and mercury a little more calculation must be done to allow for their movements between no

ed, persevering, cautious; often taciturn, reserved. saturn is associated with the law, mining, printing, dentistry, building and real estate, second-hand books, agriculture and death. uranus is excitable and erratic, a little too forceful and inclined to be sarcastic. it has an affinity with nature, also technical objects. to do with electricians, inventors, astrologers. very much of the occult. neptune is inclined to mysticism, also to individuality. knows but does not say. can be of very doubtful character, capable of murder, rape, etc. sometimes vague; sometimes confused. associated with eating places, bars, prostitution, narcotics, navigation, the ocean, nursing, advertising. pluto is generally associated with children; youth. leaders, wanting things their own way, disliking laws. plu

sed as being "watery" or "fiery, so the sign or signs that it rules are of that type. the sign aries is ruled by the planet mars. taurus is ruled by venus. gemini by mercury; cancer by the moon; leo by the sun; virgo by mercury; libra by venus; scorpio by mars; sagittarius by jupiter; capricorn by saturn; aquarius by saturn (some astrologers prefer uranus) and pisces by jupiter (again some say by neptune. generally it can be said that a fiery sign would not get along well with a water sign, nor would a water sign get along with an air sign. an air sign, however, would do well with a fire sign, and so on. let's now look at the twelve divisions, the spheres of influence, on the chart and see what each is concerned with. they are numbered on the chart. the first one is the sphere influencing


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eativity and for detachment from emotional blackmail. ruled by saturn in the ancient system, now by uranus [symbol- sym12] pisces, the fish: 19 february to 20 march. colour: white or mauve. a mutable water sign, for spells to develop spiritual awareness and intuition, and for divination, especially involving water and the fulfilment of hidden dreams. ruled by jupiter in the ancient system, now by neptune. in magick, it tends to be the old rulerships that are used in spells (see planets and angels. colour correspondences colour is of great significance, both in healing and magick, and colour symbolism is used frequently with candles, and also with crystals, flowers, foods and coloured water, as a way of focusing on and activating the different qualities inherent in the colours. white in mag

cts of the planetary hours. the planets have had a special place in both ritual magick and astrology, since the ancient babylonians and chaldeans first observed them wandering across the sky (the word 'planet' derives from the greek planetes, meaning 'wanderer) against the fixed constellations of the zodiac. the ancients knew of only five planets- mercury, venus, mars, jupiter and saturn. uranus, neptune and pluto were discovered only after the invention of the telescope and so have not assumed the importance in magick that they have in astrology. what is more, the first astronomers also counted the sun and the moon as planets and credited them with certain qualities that have become woven into the western astrological and magical traditions. astrologers believe that the positions of the p


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es of whole oceans, so our bodies are affected by the same spiritual magnetism. our bodies consist overwhelmingly of water because they are like batteries, storing and processing energy. blood is the physical version of our energy meridians and blood is subject to influence by the planets, as is our body in general. some highly significant astrological events have already occurred like the uranus-neptune alignments in 1993 and the effects of pluto in 1995 which are speeding the awakening of those who are ready. the year 2000 coincides with the highest point of the upwards cycle of the orion constellation to which the pyramid builders apparently aligned their geometry, and it was in the 11th millennium bc, within the window period suggested for great geological upheavals on the earth, that

apparently aligned their geometry, and it was in the 11th millennium bc, within the window period suggested for great geological upheavals on the earth, that orion reached the lowest point of its cycle. astrological events affect earthquakes and weather systems because of the vibrational change they create on earth, as does collective human thought. also on may 5th 2000, the sun and the planets, neptune, uranus, venus, mercury, and mars all align with each other. the vibrational effects of this are likely to be fantastic. another important date may well be december 21st 2012, when the calender system left by the mayans in central america more than 1600 years ago, predicted that a great cycle for the earth would end. it appears to me that may 5th 2000 is the moment when the freedom vibrati


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at if you fought with them, they changed shape and the legendary founders of athens, cecrops and his son, were said to be half-human-half-serpent amphibians. the greek god, tython, was another halfman- half-serpent figure with mythological connections to sirius, and both isis and 36 children of the matrix osiris were portayed with fish or serpent tails in some effigies. poseidon of the greeks and neptune of the romans were symbols of the same theme. the anunnaki (annedoti) seem to be very connected to water and their bloodlines use code names to this day that often relate to being "of the water. the major bloodline families appear to locate either in very hot regions, like texas, arizona, nevada, and california, or, more often, in cold damp places where there is lots of water. the netherla


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mat scenario and itsalleged timescale. but there is much truth in the texts which can be proven, not least intheir knowledge of astronomy. the tablets depict the solar system with the planets intheir correct positions, orbits and relative sizes, and their accuracy has only beenconfirmed in the last 150 years since some of these planets have been found. thetablets describe the nature and colour of neptune and uranus in ways that have onlybeen confirmed in the last few years! whats more, the modern experts did not expectthose planets to look as they did, yet the sumerians knew thousands of years bc whatour advanced science has only just discovered.most stunning about the sumerian tablets is the way they describe the creation ofhomo sapiens. sitchin says the anunnaki came to the earth an esti

is the latitude of 19.5 degrees. this is the latitude on which thepyramids, many ancient temple complexes, and other sacred structures were built.it is also where you will find the volcanoes on hawaii, the schild volcanoes onfigure 9: leonardo da vincis depiction of man according to the sacred geometry known as the golden mean. 66v enus, the massive olympus mons volcano on mars, the dark spot on neptune, the redspot on jupiter and the main area of sunspot activity, north and south, on the sun.33 thisall fits like a glove, because sunspots are emissions of incredibly powerfulelectromagnetic energy from the sun, and volcanoes are obvious emissions of energyfrom the planets. not surprisingly, therefore, 19.5 degrees is the point of energyexchange between rotating spheres and the hierarchy of

accordance with the fascist symbol.another form of symbolism is known as reverse speech or word inversion. a greatdeal more research is being done into this today and it is one of the mysteries held bythe brotherhood since ancient time. under this system, for instance, the car hirecompany, avis, becomes siva, one of the gods in the hindu triad or trinity. the symbolof siva is the penis and, like neptune and satan, siva is usually pictured with atrident.13 avis, which is owned by the brotherhoods international telephone andtelegraph, have formerly registered the words wizard and golden file astrademarks, as in the wizard of avis. sun and sex rite symbolism is constantly usedin advertising by the brotherhood corporations. these words and symbols communicatewith the human subconscious and af


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students in the first or earliest degree are known as neophytes. in the order of the astral star [o.a.s (q.v, a neophyte is numbered the second degree; zero or ought degree= aspirant; first degree= adelphon; second degree= neophyte, correlating to the water of earth in the sephiroth of malkuth. nephesch (nee nephesh: the most superficial layer of the ninth sephirah (q.v) on the tree of life (q.v. neptune: the eighth planet of the terran solar system. in astrology (q.v, the planet named after the greek god who served as the lord of the ocean and seas. attributed as being the ruler of the zodiac (q.v) sign pisces (q.v. on the tree of life (q.v) within the kabbalah (q.v) attributed to the first sephirah (q.v) kether (q.v. keywords include: idealism, illusion, spiritual, drugs, alcohol, confus

, fourth, and seventh sephiroth (q.v, and is said to be masculine in nature. pillar, of severity: the left hand column on the tree of life (q.v. it is composed of the third, fifth and eighth sephiroth (q.v, and is said to be feminine in nature. pisces "the fish" in astrology (q.v, the twelfth sign of the zodiac (q.v) having the qualities of mutable (q.v) and water (q.v) and is ruled by the planet neptune (q.v. on the rainbow wand (q.v) and on the lotus wand aries is represented by the color crimson. keywords include: impressionably, emotionally, vaguely, idealistically, spiritually, with compassion. place of comfort: a special place within a magickal circle for a couple to engage in sex magick (q.v. plane, astral: a non-physical level of existence which is the basis for the physical plane


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k, a lion at her feet, a trident in her hand, a helmet on her head, and the sea in the back ground. analysing this figure as we would a qabalistic symbol, we realise that these individual symbols in the complex glyph have each a significance. the various crosses which make up the union jack refer to the four races united in the united kingdom. the helmet is that of minerva, the trident is that of neptune; the lion would need a chapter to himself to elucidate his symbolism. in fact, an occult glyph is more akin to a coat of arms than anything else, and the person who builds up a glyph goes to work in the same way as a herald designing a coat of arms. for in heraldry every symbol has its exact meaning, and these are combined into the coat of arms that represents the family and affiliations o


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y simple esoteric symbol, such as the symbol for elemental fire, as in "the sign of elemental fire (skull, a token of death, from het geheele leven ons heeren jesu christi, 1648) a token is a sign that represents something else by association. a rose may be used as a token of love, a raven as a token of putrefaction. tokens do not embody the things they represent (astrological glyph of the planet neptune, from the book of signs (1930) by rudolf koch) a glyph, short for hieroglyph, is usually the pictorial representation of a letter. ancient egyptian and modern chinese, for example, use small pictograms in place of letters. in magic the term is sometimes employed specifically to denote the astrological signs of the zodiac and planets (gnostic amulet of chnoubis, one of the decans of cancer


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ctured them abstractly in the horoscope chart. in the horoscope the planets traversed both astrological signs and astrological houses, divisions created as a map of meanings in the heavens. astrologers saw in them the major variables in the astrological chart. the seven traditional planets were the sun, the moon, mercury, venus, mars, jupiter, and saturn. as other planets were discovered (uranus, neptune, and pluto, they were added to considerations of the horoscope. modern astrologers are, of course, fully aware that the sun and moon are not planets, but they generally keep the traditional terminology. the sun is the most important planet in the chart. individuals are primarily designated by the sign in which the sun is located in their birth chart. the moon is second only to the sun in i

ncy, eruption, annihilation, renewal, and regeneration. it is seen as related to subtle underground forces that lie dormant for a time and then suddenly burst forth. the discovery of pluto came at the same time as the rise of nazism, the discussions on splitting the atom, and the rise of mass media. pluto s power is the power of the atom, the power of the masses, and the power of the unconscious. neptune. neptune has come to be associated with those forces that tend to do away with such artificial barriers as time, space, ego, and national borders. it might be seen as the higher, more spiritual, form of venus. its qualities include universality, idealism, compassion, spirituality, formlessness, elusiveness, secrecy, mystery, fantasy, and delusion. all states of consciousness that destroy t

orces that tend to do away with such artificial barriers as time, space, ego, and national borders. it might be seen as the higher, more spiritual, form of venus. its qualities include universality, idealism, compassion, spirituality, formlessness, elusiveness, secrecy, mystery, fantasy, and delusion. all states of consciousness that destroy the limitations of normal waking consciousness indicate neptune s influence. uranus. uranus is by nature extremely cold, dry, and melancholy. natives with a strong uranian influence are of small stature, dark or pale complexion, rather light hair, highly nervous temperament, and sedate aspect but have some striking physical feature, light gray eyes, and a delicate constitution. if the planet is well dignified (i.e, there is a high degree of harmony bet

net has picked up a host of associations through the centuries. each one has also been assigned rulership of different astrological signs with which it has a particular affinity. the rulerships are as follows: mars and aries; venus and taurus; mercury and gemini; moon and cancer; sun and leo; mercury and virgo; pluto and scorpio; jupiter and sagittarius; saturn and capricorn; uranus and aquarius; neptune and pisces. planets project certain qualities as they assume geometric relationships to other planets in the birth chart. the major geometric aspects of the planets are thus distinguished: conjunction. when two planets are in the same degree and minute of a sign, which may be of good or unfortunate import, depending on the nature of the planets and whether their relationship is harmonious

. the native is fair, open, and honest. aquarius rules the legs and ankles and causes all diseases that affect them: lameness, swelling, cramping, and gout. it governs mines and quarries, flying machines, roofs of houses, wells, and conduits. the key phrase for aquarius is i know. pisces, the twelfth sign of the zodiac, is a mutable water sign. it is a negative, feminine sign, ruled by the planet neptune (in traditional astrology it was ruled by jupiter. its symbol is two fish moving in opposite directions, tied together by a rope. its glyph is said to be a stylized representation of this symbol. it takes its name from the plural of the latin word for fish. pisces is associated with the feet. it is a cold, moist, nocturnal, and extremely fruitful sign, second only to cancer. the native is

d the dioscuri, or cabiri, or corybantes, or samothraces. according to sanchoniathon, first built a complete ship and others descended from them who discovered medicine and charms. all this dates prior to babylon and the gods cabiri encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. 234 of paganism, the elder of whom are next introduced in the generations. finally, sanchoniathon settles poseidon (neptune) and the cabiri at berytus, but not till circumcision, the sacrifice of human beings, and the portrayal of the gods had been introduced. he describes the cabiri as husbandmen and fishermen, which leads to the presumption that the people who worshiped those ancient gods were at length called by their name. the method of initiation unto the cult was as follows: the candidate for initiation w

art to accurately reflect the exact minute of the client s birth, thus representing the heavens on the client s birthday. dalton s table of houses, originally published as the spherical basis of astrology (1893, has continued to be reprinted and used throughout the twentieth century under the title dalton s table of houses. dalton also published the first ephemeris of the newly discovered planets neptune and uranus. sources: dalton, j. g. the boston ephemeris. boston: occult publishing, 1898. the sixteen principal stars. boston: occult publishing, 1898. the spherical basis of astrology. boston: arena publishing, 1893. holden, james h, and robert a. hughes. astrological pioneers of america. tempe, az: american federation of astrologers, 1988. dalton, thomas (ca. 1450) the history of this al

d. 380 pathetism (1847. but even frank podmore, a noted skeptic, believed that davis could not have copied these passages and that the explanation lay in an extraordinary memory. the statements concerning astronomy in the divine revelations section of the principles of nature are revealing. in march 1846, when the existence of an eighth planet was yet an astronomical supposition (the discovery of neptune, verifying leverrier s calculations, did not take place until september 1846, the book spoke of nine planets. the density of the eighth planet as given by davis agreed with later findings (the ninth planet, pluto, was discovered in 1933) on the other hand, davis spoke of four planetoids.ceres, pallas, juno, and vesta.whereas there are now believed to be hundreds. he also said that the sola

westcott of the golden dawn wrote several books on the subject, and crowley published a key word guide to numerological meanings of words titled 777. sources: bond, bligh, and thomas simcox lea. gematria: a preliminary investigation of the cabala. london: research into lost knowledge organization, 1977. crowley, aleister. 777. london: walter scott publishing, 1909. revised as 777 revised. london: neptune press, 1952. geller effect encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. 626 ginsburg, christian d. the kabbalah (with the essenes. london: routledge, 1863. reprint, new york: samuel weiser, 1970. kozminsky, isidore. numbers.their meaning and magic. new york: samuel weiser, n.d. westcott, william w. an introduction to the study of the kabalah. new york: allied publications, n.d. numbe


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es, the author claimed to have obtained a martian alphabet, a martian trance control oumaruru, and gave a number of martian revelations based on trance excursions to the red planet. many of the claimed spiritual revelations of life on other planets betray their terrestrial origins by everything being bigger and better than on earth. this is demonstrated in the pamphlet a description of the planet neptune; or, a message from the spirit world by japssa seniel, spiritual, from the planet naculo or neptune (london, ca. 1872, from which the following quotations are typical: we have horses, which we call nemilis, but they stand nearly as high again as yours, and are very far superior to any that i have seen on this globe. we have a great variety of peculiar animals called denfan; they resemble y

es published by viking- penguin. he not only assembled volumes from some of the most important voices in contemporary astrology for the series, but contributed what most consider to be his finest volume, the gods of change. unfortunately, at the height of his career, he passed away in london on may 12, 1992. sources: sasportas, howard. the gods of change: pain, crisis, and the transits of uranus, neptune, and pluto. new york: arkana, 1989. the twelve houses. wellingborough, northamptonshire, uk: aquarian press, 1985. sasportas, howard, and liz greene. the development of personality. vol. 1. seminar in psychology astrology. york beach, maine: samuel weiser, 1987. the dynamic of the unconscious. vol. 2. seminar in psychology astrology. york beach, maine: samuel weiser, 1989. the luminaries:

of jupiter and mars every 3,600 years. the planet is inhabited by a humanoid race called the anunnaki, who created homo sapiens. a war in the heavens, as described in the ancient sumerian chronicles and the bible, sitchin believes, accounts for the ancients knowledge of information that had only become available to modern science in recent centuries, especially the existence of the outer planets, neptune, uranus, and pluto. he believes that the anunnaki first arrived on earth almost half a million years ago, their arrival motivated by the problem of an eroding atmosphere. they established a large gold mining operation in south africa, and gold was shipped to mesopotamia where the space port was set up to transport it to nibiru. the anannaki created humans to work the mines, then later inte

he earth s surface. the next external one is removed from the first by about the same distance. the third is just outside the moon s orbit, or 265,000 miles from the earth. from the third sphere rise the most sublimated exhalations, which mingle with the emanations of the other planets and form a vast zone around the entire solar system, including even the unknown planets beyond the vast orbit of neptune (the spirits had yet to inform him of the existence of pluto. the first zone is nearly 30 miles in thickness, the second 20, the third but two miles. while the earth is slowly diminishing, the spheres are gradually increasing. the surface of the zones is diversified with changing scenery. matter, when it aggregates there, is prone to assume the forms in which it existed below. hence there

he uranian approach. third, the most questionable aspect of the uranian system was the introduction of hypothetical planets to the chart. prior to the advent of space travel and the development of various means of verifying the existence of otherwise unknown planets, the existence of different as yet undiscovered planets was proposed. such speculation was encouraged by the discovery of uranus and neptune and heralded the discovery of pluto (1930) and chiron (1977, a comet originally believed to be a planet. uranian astrology was unique in suggesting the existence of no less than eight hypothetical planets that were given the names cupido, hades, zeus, kronos, apollon, admetos, vulcanos, and poseidon. each of these planets was assigned its particular role in the chart. uranian astrology enj

possesses a person, hence the planets are seen as symbolic of the illusions (maya) of earthly existence that obscure the individual s divine nature. each planet has acquired a set of associations and its particular placement in the chart indicates a variety of strengths and weaknesses. generally, only the ancient visible planets are utilized by vedic astrologers and thus one will not find uranus, neptune, or pluto, not to mention the asteroids encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. vedic astrology 1631 or hypothetical planets that occasionally appear as elements in western horoscopes. besides the signs, planets, and houses that both indian and western astrology share, vedic astrology also includes a unique set of divisions placed on the birth chart, the planetary periods. vedic


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th his experiences, warning that a world war was imminent. from the ruins of the world, a new age of eart h would arise. he also re l a t e d that after six months of unusual psyc h o l o g ical symptoms, as well as vivid dreams of a hauntingly beautiful, half-familiar world, he was transported to a beautiful otherw o r l d. he learned that he had lived there in another life, when he was known as neptune. angelucci wrote two books on his experiences and became a prominent fig u re on the contactee circuit. with the passing of the initial w a ve of enthusiasm about contactees, angelucci became little more than a distant m e m o ry of saucerd o m s heady early days. hi s death in los angeles on july 24, 1993, was little noted. in his time, however, his claims attracted the attention of the c

e in each planet s vibrations before spending a separate lifetime on at least one other planet before making the decision whether to volunteer for postgraduate work on eart h (ko r s h o l m, 200 philip 1995. on the chosen planet, one assumes the physical form of its inhabitants. that means that on venus one becomes a winged humanoid that gives off light and color as it fli e s. merbeings live on neptune, and on ur a n u s one finds hairy primates with the features of both human beings and the great apes. ma r s has two advanced insect races, one of ants, the other of praying mantises. jupiter houses giant, intelligent reptilian forms. each species got its light intelligence from a group of traveling extraterrestrials called the watchers who monitor planets looking for species of exc e pti

croesus (mars) is responsible for the coordination of council activities with the dictates of the ascended masters in the brotherhood of light. athena (the asteroid belt, formerly the planet maldek) defends truth and justice. jove (jupiter) balances magnetic fields. zoroaster (saturn) monitors order, structure, and destiny. quetzalcoatal (uranus) leads religious and philosophical change. merlin (neptune) directs scientific discovery. lao-tzu (pluto) offers objective, detached wisdom, and apollo (phoenix) generates change. all of these individuals figure in earthly mythology and (in the case of lao-tzu, the founder of taoism) history. see also: ascended masters; athena; fairies encountered; sasquatch further reading korsholm, celeste, 1991. lao-tzu, planetary council member from pluto. htt

and then to flying saucers. he had close contacts with the chippewa and the hopi and lived with them in the early 1950s. in 1952, while residing in prescott, arizona, he and his wife, betty, met alfred and betty bailey. the two couples attempted to contact saucers and soon began receiving messages, through automatic writing and the ouija board, from visitors from venus, mars, jupiter, saturn, and neptune. then one message, from zo of neptune, informed them that they would be receiving morse code signals on the radio. they were instructed to approach one of bailey s coworkers, lyman streeter, who was a ham-radio operator. soon streeter, his wife, and the two other couples were hearing from extraterrestrials with colorful names: zo, affa, um, and regga. further communications took place thro


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many a day. and nothing trifling to implore have we: the boy here wisely wants to come to be. nereus don t spoil my rarest mood, i pray! far other things await me here today: my daughters all i ve summoned here to me, the dorides, the graces of the sea. olympus not, nor yet your soil, can bear a form that is so dainty and so fair. from dragons of the sea, all in most winsome motion, they leap on neptune s coursers; in the ocean, their element, so tenderly at home they seem to float upon the very foam. on venus radiant, pearly chariot drawn, comes galatea, lovely as the dawn. since cypris turned from us her face, she reigns in paphos in the goddess place. and so, long since, the gracious one doth own, as heiress, templed town and chariot-throne. away! it spoils a father s hour of pleasure

tritons. what we escort and carry shall make you glad and merry. chelone s shield gigantic, gleams with stern figures antic; they re gods whom we are bringing. high songs must ye be singing. sirens. little in height, potent in might who shipwrecked men deliver, gods old and honoured ever. nereids and tritons. we re bringing the cabiri to the peaceful pageant cheery, for where they rule auspicious neptune will be propitious. sirens. we give way to you: with resistless power ye save the perishing crew in dire shipwreck s hour. nereids and tritons. we have brought three only, the fourth one tarried lonely; he said he must stay yonder since he for all must ponder. sirens. one god the other god can jeer and prod. their good deeds revere ye! all their ill ones fear ye! nereids and tritons. to se

teus dearest of urchins! i believe your story. farther away, it grows more ravishing; the air upon that narrow promontory is more ineffable, more lavishing; there, near enough, the host we ll see now floating hither over the sea. come with me there! thales i ll come along. proceed! homunculus a threefold spirit striding- strange, indeed! telchines of rhodes on hippocampi and sea-dragons, wielding neptune s trident. chorus the trident of neptune we ve forged which assuages the wildest of billows when old ocean rages. when in the dense cloud-banks the thund rer is grumbling, it s neptune opposes the horrible rumbling; however forked lightning may flash and may glow, still wave upon wave dashes up from below, and all that between them in anguish has wallowed, long hurled to and fro, by the de

ve s door stumbled, why yawned the door so much? faust [coming out of the palace, gropes his way by the door-posts. the click of spades- ah, how it heartens me! it is my crowd that toils the while, earth with itself to reconcile, to set fixed limits to the sea and gird it with a rigid zone. mephistopheles [aside] and yet you work for us alone while you for dikes and pens are caring, since now for neptune you re preparingthat devil of the sea- a great repast. in every way you re lost and lorn; to aid us every element is sworn, and ruin is the end at last. faust overseer! mephistopheles here! faust be it done as it may, bring crowd on crowd of workmen here! spur them with rigour and good cheer, entice, coerce, give ample pay! i wish each day fresh news of what s been done, how the groove len


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inity; and knew how through the species which are in the womb of nature, to receive those benefits which they desired from her. for, as she gives fish to the sea and rivers, deserts to wild animals, metals to the mines, fruits to the trees, so they give certain lots, virtues, fortunes and impressions to certain parts of certain animals, beasts, and plants. hence the divinity in the sea was called neptune, in the sun, apollo, in the earth ceres, in the deserts, diana, and diversely in all other species which, like diverse ideas, were diverse divinities in nature, all of 213 giordano bruno in england: the hermetic reform which referred to one deity of deities and fountain of the ideas above nature.1 what is giordano bruno doing here? it is quite simple. he is taking renaissance magic back to

ho attend the reforming council and conduct the reform of the heavens are nowhere listed, but we know who they are from the names of the speakers in the deliberations of the council. summoned by jupiter, the council was attended by apollo, mercury, saturn, mars, venus, diana. these are, of course, the planetary gods, with sol and luna under their olympian names. others present were juno, minerva, neptune, and isis, the latter being a very prominent speaker. in the dedication to sidney, bruno explains that the gods represent "the virtues and powers of the soul",5 and that, since "in every man. there is a world, a universe",6 the reform of the heavens is the reform, or the production, of a personality. jupiter says, in the speech already quoted, that the reform begins in the minds of the god

image is banished from heaven because it recalls jupiter's fault, will go down to earth to do new good works.2 when the constellation cassiopeia comes under review, before the other gods have had time to determine anything about her, mars jumps up and demands furiously that her image shall remain in the sky because her character so much resembles the spanish character (cassiopeia was punished by neptune for boasting of being fairer than the nereids) but her pride, arrogance, and falsehood are made to go down out of heaven, in spite of pro- spanish mars's plea for her, and simplicity ascends in her place.3 it is clear, by implication, that catholic spain represents another kind of pedantry, making for war and social disruption. in contrast, under gemini, cupid, apollo, mercury, saturn, ven

es are interesting because they remind us of the gods in the spaccio della bestia trionfante. the twelve "principles" of the de imaginum compositione, some of which have other principles with them, or in the same "field, are as follows: jupiter, with juno; saturn; mars; mercury; minerva; apollo; aesculapius, with whom are grouped circe, arion, orpheus, sol; luna; venus; cupid; tellus, with ocean, neptune, pluto.1 if these twelve principles are set out in a column, and in a parallel column are listed the gods who are the speakers in the spaccio, the gods who hold the council by which the heaven is reformed, the result is as follows: 1 op. lat, ii (iii, pp. 200-77. 326 giordano bruno: last published work the twelve principles the gods of of g. bruno's de imaginum, signorum g. bruno's spaccio

iii mars (4 images) mars iv mercury (7 images) mercury v minerva (3 images) minerva vi apollo (8 images) apollo vii aesculapius (6 images) with his magicians circe (1 image) circe and medea arion (i image) with his physician orpheus (3 images) aesculapius viii sol (1 image) ix luna (6 images) diana x venus (10 images) venus and cupid xi cupid (2 images) xii tellus (3 images) ceres ocean (1 image) neptune neptune (1 image) thetis pluto (i image) momus isis as can easily be seen by comparing the two lists, there is a marked similarity between the gods of the spaccio and the "principles" of de imaginum compositione. many, indeed most of them, are the same. there is a general similarity, too, in the fact that both lists contain the seven planetary gods and also other non-planetary principles

can mean the earth or nature, we have something corresponding to the isis of the spaccio in the tellus group of the other work. one naturally thinks, in connection with these "principles, of the twelve olympian gods whom manilius associates with the signs of the zodiac, namely minerva, venus, apollo, mercury 327 giordano bruno: last published work jupiter, ceres, vulcan, mars, diana, vesta, juno, neptune. it is possible that bruno has these in mind but is, as usual, adapting and altering a conventional scheme to suit his own purposes. the astrological aspect of bruno's "principles" is certainly strong, for the seven which correspond to the seven planets (jupiter, saturn, mars, mercury, apollo-sol, luna, venus) are actually illustrated by cuts showing the planetary gods riding in their char


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church of that day, and partly because humanity as a whole was not yet ready to accept the truths which were embodied in their philosophy. they also spoke of a fourth element, azoth, a name composed of the first and last letters of our classical languages and intended to convey the same idea as "alpha and omega--that of all-inclusiveness. this referred to what we now know as the spiritual ray of neptune, which is the octave of mercury and which is the sublimated essence of spiritual power. the alchemists knew that the moral and physical nature of man had become gross and coarse on account of the passions inculcated by the lucifer spirits, and that, therefore, a process of distillation and refinement was necessary to eliminate these characteristics and elevate man to the sublime heights wh

to the ideas of anatomists, is not filled with fluid, but with a gas that is like steam in that it may be condensed when exposed to the outside atmosphere, but may also be super- heated by the vibratory activity of the spirit to such an extent that it becomes a brilliant and luminous fire, the fire of purification and regeneration. this is the field of action of the great spiritual hierarchy from neptune and is designated azoth by the alchemists. this spiritual fire is not alike in every man nor is it as luminous in one as in another. the state thereof depends upon the spiritual advancement of the person in question. when the aspirant to the higher life had been instructed in these mysteries of symbolism and the time had come to speak to him plainly, the following teachings were communicat


FULLER J F C SECRET WISDOM OF THE QABALAH

the rewards and the penalties of the mystic way. to attain to the light, the ineffable lvx, is the act of a magus; to expend this power is the act of a magician. if held erect, as held by buddha, so that the uninitiated can see only its reflection, then magic is white. to hold it downwards so that the light burns among them, then magic is black. the first attitude is symbolized by the trident of neptune, the ruler of the unstable waters; the second by the threepronged fork of the medieval devil, by which souls are cast into hell. the united trident and fork are symbolized in the double shin, and also in the hexagram or seal of solomon or of david. like moths the uninitiated circle round these blinding lights and, becoming drunken on their brilliance, are scorched in their fire. as on the


GAMBLE ELIZA BURT THE GOD IDEA OF THE ANCIENTS OR SEX IN RELIGION

the "temptation" or of the ancient tree-and-serpent myth in genesis. this drawing, in which it is observed that the jewish idea of woman as tempter is reversed, was copied from the inner walls of a cave in southern india. the picture is said to be a faithful representation of the version of the story as accepted in the east. of the myrtle, payne knight says that it "was a symbol both of venus and neptune, the male and female personifications of the productive powers of the waters, which appear to have been occasionally employed in the same sense as the fig and fig leaf" the same writer refers to the fact that instead of beads, wreaths of foliage, generally of laurel, olive, myrtle, ivy, or oak, appear upon coins; sometimes encircling the symbolical figures, and sometimes as chaplets on the

three images and three names. the same opinions equally prevailed throughout the nations which lie to the west of hindostan. thus the persians had their ormuzd, mithras, and ahriman: or, as the matter was sometimes represented, their self-triplicating mithras. the syrians had their monimus, aziz, and ares. the egyptians had their emeph, eicton, and phtha. the greeks and romans had their jupiter, neptune, and pluto; three in number, though one in essence, and all springing from cronus, a fourth, yet older god. the canaanites had their baal-spalisha or self-triplicated baal. the goths had their odin, vile, and ve, who are described as the three sons of bura, the offspring of the mysterious cow, and the celts had their three bulls, venerated as the living symbols of the triple hu or menu. to


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ies and pass a whole year of unblemished conduct.itis probable that the theme of the lesser mysteries of eleusis was the story of the goddess demeter, and of her daughter persephone. demeter, whose name is a form of gemeter, or earth mother, was by the romans later called ceres. she was fabled as the daughter of kronos and rhea, having as sisters hestia (vesta) andjuno,and brothers zeus (jupiter, neptune, and pluto. demeter was goddess of earth and agriculture and the bestower of harvests. demeter by jupiter had a daughter persephone (proserpine) who became very notable, was kore, the maiden. she was carried off to hades by pluto and became the queen of the underworld. according to the fable, pluto, whose reign in hades was more undisputed even than that of jupiter on olympus, was in the h


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be taken for it is too easy to reduce the gods to images which fit our preconceptions and by using a gender based polarity we can easily end up with both misogynist and homophobic models. the gnostic handbook page 33 that which is not divine will daughter mother crone three phases of the goddess (sophia: earth, moon and saturn (daughter, mother and crone) two horns of the g r e a t g o d (logos, neptune (chokmah& the sun. the gnostic handbook page 34 this ability to show the origins of the symbols of many systems is a unique characteristic of gnosticism. rather than there being conflicts between pagan and so called christian, theism and non theism and related contradictions, we find that all alternatives are reconciled within an all encompassing system. this is the insight which gnosticis


GOLDEN DAWN RITUALS B

the hexagonal center. these letters should be painted in the white color of on the black background on which the entire pentagram symbol is painted. the top portion of the pentagram is symbolized by the scepter of hermes, the letter c, and the rays which issue forth from the five corner angles of the pentagram. the scepter of zeus, or jupiter, is emblematic of the left side, while the scepter of neptune and poseidon is emblematic of the right side of the pentagram. beyond the bottom two feet of the pentagram are the scepter of pluto, dis, orphaus hades in the o angle, and the scepter of demeter or ceres in the l angle. the letters of the pentagrammaton are drawn in their appropriate colors over the white rays which issue forth from the five corner angles. study the diagram well and let th


GOLDEN DAWN RITUALS U7

ange c gemini d orange d cancer d# amber (orange-yellow) e leo e yellow f virgo f green-yellow g libra f# green h scorpio g blue-green i sagittarius g# blue j capricorn a indigo (blue violet) k aquarius a# violet l pisces b magenta (violet-red) the mother letters (with the new planets) letter planet scale color sounds flash on c shin. pluto c red f# green a aleph uranus e yellow a# violet m mem n neptune g blue d orange fundamental notes of the planets planet scale color planet sounds flash on f mars c red venus f# green a sun d orange moon g# blue b mercury e yellow jupiter a# violet c venus f# green mars c red 12 y moon g# blue sun d orange k jupiter a# violet venus e yellow l saturn a indigo f green-yelatconsecration ceremony for a venus talisman r. r. e t a. c. z e l a t o r a d e p t


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168 model of the solar system. at any rate, if the centre line of the temple of quetzalcoatl were taken as denoting the position of the sun, markers laid out northwards from it along the axis of the street of the dead seemed to indicate the correct orbital distances of the inner planets, the asteroid belt, jupiter, saturn (represented by the so-called sun pyramid, uranus (by the moon pyramid, and neptune and pluto by as yet unexcavated mounds some kilometres farther north.11 if these correlations were more than coincidental, then, at the very least, they indicated the presence at teotihuacan of an advanced observational astronomy, one not surpassed by modern science until a relatively late date. uranus remained unknown to our own astronomers until 1787, neptune until 1846 and pluto until 1

final destruction of the world. he concluded, i berosus, interpreter of bellus, affirm that all the earth inherits will be consigned to flame when the five planets assemble in cancer, so arranged in one row that a straight line may pass through their spheres. 9 a conjunction of five planets that can be expected to have profound gravitational effects will take place on 5 may in the year 2000 when neptune, uranus, venus, mercury and mars will align with earth on the other side of the sun, setting up a sort of cosmic tug-of-war.10 let us also note that modern astrologers who have charted the mayan date for the end of the fifth sun calculate that there will be a most peculiar arrangement of planets at that time, indeed an arrangement so peculiar that it can only occur once in 45,200 years. fr

ess, oxford, 1989, p. 247. 26 pre-hispanic gods of mexico, p. 24. 27 breaking the maya code, p. 275. 28 will the world survive? watch tower bible and tract society, 1992. 29 circulating file, earth changes, extracts from the edgar cayce readings, edgar cayce foundation, virginia beach, 1994, p. 36. graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 478 effects will take place on 5 may in the year 2000, when neptune, uranus, venus, mercury and mars will align with the earth on the other side of the sun, setting up a sort of cosmic tug-of-war. 30 could the recondite influences of gravity, when combined with our planet s precessional wobble, the torsional effects of its axial rotation, and the rapidly growing mass and weight of the antarctic ice-cap, be enough to spark off a full-scale crustal displacem


GRIMM TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY VOL 2 1883 COMPLETE

ee suppl. 2 notice stem. 119a: caftan koma sniofar ok anarir vindar, and the poetic de scriptions of winter in as. writers: andr. 1256-63. beow. 2258. 3 lond 611 skidfu, sn. 66; fold for skialfandi, 148. 4 schlegel s ind. bibl. no. 2. eaethquakes. walahalla. 817 tahitians: god shakes the earth; 1 the lettons: drebkuls beats the earth, and makes her tremble/ just as the greeks call their poseidon (neptune) ewoaiyaios, evvocrisas (see suppl. our forefathers thought of the sky not only as a roof to the earth (p. 698, but as a heavenly kingdom, the dwelling-place of gods and of blessed men whom they had taken up. the bridge of the heavenly bow leads into it (p. 732, so does the milky way (p. 356. we must first suppose all that to have happened which was told in chap. xix about the creation of


HELENA BLAVATSKY NIGHTMARE TALES

f the sun. the king was a suryavansi (a descendant of the solarrace, and he avowed himself a most faithful servant of the god, varuna, the greatest and most powerfuldeity in the rig-veda* but the god had denied male heirs to his worshipper, and this made the king veryunhappy* it is only much later in the orthodox pantheon and the symbolical polytheism of thebrahmans that varuna became poseidon or neptune- which he is now. in the vedas he isthe most ancient of the gods, identical with ouranos of the greek, that is to say apersonification of the celestial space and the infinite gods, the creator and ruler of heaven andearth, the king, the father and the master of the world, of gods and of men. hesiod's uranusand the greek zeus are one. nightmare talesthe blue lotus21 "alas" he wailed, every


HINE PHIL ASPECTS OF EVOCATION

it.s performance. i used it to stimulate new ideas for writing, lecturing and facilitating seminars& workshops. with a colleague, it became a focus for brainstorming- acting as a third mind arising from conversation. each time we made a creative leap, or an idea formed became something workable in practice, the power of the servitor was boosted. in 1993, the activity of eureka was linked with the neptune-uranus conjunction with the result that, on april 22nd, as neptune& uranus began to retrograde, eureka went .offline. the immediate result of this was that i suddenly found it much harder to get into a flow of creative thinking. it seemed that eureka had become such a dominant element in the dynamics of my own creative process that, once it was removed, i found it much harder to get into t


HP LOVECRAFT A DARK LORE

way from those wild, haunted hills. even now, when time has dulled the impression and made me half-question my own experience and horrible doubts, there are things in that letter of akeley's which i would not quote, or even form into words on paper. i am almost glad that the letter and record and photographs are gone now- and i wish, for reasons i shall soon make clear, that the new planet beyond neptune had not been discovered. with the reading of that letter my public debating about the vermont horror permanently ended. arguments from opponents remained unanswered or put off with promises, and eventually the controversy petered out into oblivion. during late may and june i was in constant correspondence with akeley; though once in a while a letter would be lost, so that we would have to

developed. telepathy is their usual means of discourse, though we have rudimentary vocal organs which, after a slight operation (for surgery is an incredibly expert and everyday thing among them, can roughly duplicate the speech of such types of organism as still use speech. their main immediate abode is a still undiscovered and almost lightless planet at the very edge of our solar system- beyond neptune, and the ninth in distance from the sun. it is, as we have inferred, the object mystically hinted at as "yuggoth" in certain ancient and forbidden writings; and it will soon be the scene of a strange focussing of thought upon our world in an effort to facilitate mental rapport. i would not be surprised if astronomers become sufficiently sensitive to these thought-currents to discover yuggo

hem much like the two devices on the shelf behind the cylinders, were huddled together "there are four kinds of instruments here, wilmarth" whispered the voice "four kinds- three faculties each- makes twelve pieces in all. you see there are four different sorts of beings represented in those cylinders up there. three humans, six fungoid beings who can t navigate space corporeally, two beings from neptune (god! if you could see the body this type has on its own planet, and the rest entities from the central caverns of an especially interesting dark star beyond the galaxy. in the principal outpost inside round hill you ll now and then find more cylinders and machines- cylinders of extra-cosmic brains with different senses from any we know- allies and explorers from the uttermost outside- and

glimpsed one of the queer bodies at flood-time in the swollen west river, but his tale was too confused to be really valuable. when i left brattleboro i resolved never to go back to vermont, and i feel quite certain i shall keep my resolution. those wild hills are surely the outpost of a frightful cosmic race- as i doubt all the less since reading that a new ninth planet has been glimpsed beyond neptune, just as those influences had said it would be glimpsed. astronomers, with a hideous appropriateness they little suspect, have named this thing "pluto" i feel, beyond question, that it is nothing less than nighted yuggoth- and i shiver when i try to figure out the real reason why its monstrous denizens wish it to be known in this way at this especial time. i vainly try to assure myself tha


HP LOVECRAFT THROUGH THE GATES OF THE SILVER KEY

lien and horrible wonders of yaddith. there was a hideous gnawing of cold, a cessation of menacing dreams, and a glance through the eye-plates of the envelope. stars, clusters, nebulae, on every hand- and at last their outline bore some kinship to the constellations of earth that he knew "some day his descent into the solar system may be told. he saw kynath and yuggoth on the rim, passed close to neptune and glimpsed the hellish white fungi that spot it, learned an untellable secret from the close glimpsed mists of jupiter, and saw the horror on one of the satellites, and gazed at the cyclopean ruins that sprawl over mars' ruddy disc. when the earth drew near he saw it as a thin crescent which swelled alarmingly in size. he slackened speed, though his sensations of homecoming made him wish


HUEBNER LOUISE WITCHCRAFT FOR ALL WICCA 04

s can be done with every day of your life, and if you know the symbols that relate to the numbers you have a guiding key for every fraction of the future. according to the ancients, number one is symbolized by the sun, number two by the moon, number three by jupiter, number four by saturn, number five by mercury, number six by venus, number seven by uranus, number eight by mars and number nine by neptune. one old interpretation equates pluto to the number zero, but others place a value of twenty-two on pluto, which is an exception to the rule of reductions. if your birthdate adds up to 'twenty-two, this number is not converted to a four as the sum of two and two, because twenty-two has a special meaning from antiquity. what are the characteristics related to the various numbers and planeta

ntuition are also involved with this number. number eight, the mars number, is a primitive number that deals with the physical self. a number eight person is one who inclines towards working more with the body than the mind. it could be a very strong or oversexed woman. interest in sports, combat, anything associated with physical activity are included in the number eight sphere. number nine, the neptune number, is a detective type, someone who digs in deep, sensitive to things below the surface. a number nine person might be psychic, and a number nine day might be romantic, not in the way of a number six day (connected with love) nor in the number eight way of physical love, but rather more in a communion-of-spirits way. number nine days also are those in which you reap the accumulated be


JENNINGS HARGRAVE ROSICRUCIANS RITES MYSTERIES

ne, or magic, or angelic, or sacred stone. this red colour is male it signifies the salvator. the following is the recognitory mark or talisman of the ophidi: f. the scarabaeus, bee, ass, typhon, basilisk, saint-basil, the town of basle (basil, or bale, in switzerland (of this place it may be remarked, that the appropriate cognisance is a basilisk, or a snake, the mythic horse, or hippocampus, of neptune, the lion, winged (or natural, the pegasus, or winged horse, the python, the hydra, the bull (osiris, the cow (or io, are mythological ideas which have each a family connection. all the above signify an identical myth. this we shall presently show conclusively, and connect them all with the worship of fire. our readers have no doubt often wondered to see on the table-monuments in christian

e times when profound mythic meanings were not understood or were neglected. this smoothness of a sailor s face arises from the fact that the sea has always been mythologically feminine, and that sailors and men or followers of the sea are under the protection of the queen of the deep, or the virgin of the sea. hence the figure of britannia, with her sceptre of the sea or trident, and not that of neptune. the virgin mary, the star of the sea, and patroness of sailors, rules and governs the ocean, and her colours are the ultramarine of the deep, and sea-green, when viewed in this phase of her divine character. in all representations, ancient or modern, sailors have beardless faces, unless they belong to the reprobate and barbarian classes, such as pirates and outlaws, and men who have suppo


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disciples are too indefinite] 16 venus[[hymen. 17 castor and pollux [janus[[hymen. 18 mercury[[lares and penates. 19 venus (repressing the fire of vulcan. 20 [attis, ceres, adonis[[vesta, flora. 21 jupiter [pluto] philadelphia 22 vulcan[[venus, nemesis. 23 neptune[[rhea] john, jesus as hanged man 24 mars[[mors. 25 diana (as archer[[iris. 26 pan, vesta, bacchus. 27 mars pergamos 28 juno[ olus. 29 neptune. 30 apollo[[ops] smyrna 31 vulcan, pluto mark 32 saturn[[terminus, astr a] ephesus 32 bis ceres luke 31 bis [liber[[bacchus] the holy ghost [insufficient information] table i (continued) 11 xxxviii* animals, real and imaginary. xxxix* plants, real and imaginary. 0[[dragon[[lotus, rose] 1 god[[swan, hawk] almond in flower[[banyan] 2 man amaranth[[mistletoe, bo or pipal tree] 3 woman[[bee] c

also the cross 3. the triangle the plane, also the diamond, oval, circle, and other yoni symbols 4 tetrahedron or pyramid, cross the solid figure 5 the rose the tesseract 6 calvary cross, truncated pyramid, cube. 7 a rose (7 x 7, candlestick 8. 9. 1010 altar (double cube, calvary cross sephirothic geomantic figures follow the planets. caput* and cauda draconis* are the nodes of the moon, nearly= neptune and herschel respectively. they belong to malkuth. 11. those of dy triplicity 12 calvary cross octagram 13 greek cross (plane, table of shewbread enneagram 14. heptagram 15. puer* 16. amissio* 17 swastika albus* 18. populus and via* 19. fortuna major and fortuna minor* 20. conjunctio* 21. square and rhombus 22 greek cross solid, the rose (3+ 7+ 12) puella 23. those of cy triplicity 24. rub

ar aspects such as artemis, hekate, etc. similarly helios was a personification of the sun. see betz (ed. the greek magical papyri in translation. col. xxxv. agrippa (de occ. phil. tom ii cap xiv) in his orphic scale of the number twelve refers the twelve principle gods of rome to the zodiac: a pallas (minerva) g vulcan b venus h mars c phoebus i diana d mercury j vesta e jupiter k juno f ceres l neptune. crowley omitted jupiter and phoebus from these for some reason. col. xxxvi. the evangelists follow the traditional attribution to the kerubim. godwin gives the apostles thus (he does not state his source: a matthias b thaddeus c simon d john e peter f andew g bartholemew h phillip i james son of zebedee j thomas k matthew l james son of alpheus. stirling (the canon, p. 102) gives a comple

nepture) and pluto) and the nodes of the moon were not given in this table in 777, but appeared in these positions in the table the essential dignities of the planets in the book of thoth. in magick crowley added an additional column, the superior planetary governers of the signs; initially this referred the cardinal signs to the primum mobile, the kerubic signs to uranus and the mutable signs to neptune; in the book of thoth the cardinal signs were referred to pluto (discovered in the 1930s. while on the subject of the outer planets, there is evidence in the book of thoth that crowley for a time (possibly prior to the discovery of pluto) referred neptune to kether and uranus to chokmah (vide the table the triple trinity of the planets, included in various arrangements in 777 revised) but

red to pluto (discovered in the 1930s. while on the subject of the outer planets, there is evidence in the book of thoth that crowley for a time (possibly prior to the discovery of pluto) referred neptune to kether and uranus to chokmah (vide the table the triple trinity of the planets, included in various arrangements in 777 revised) but later changed this arrangement, referring pluto to kether, neptune to chokmah and uranus to da ath (see the description of atu xxi, ibid p. 119. cols. cxlix cli. agrippa (tom. ii cap. xxxvii) gives a somewhat different set of images for the decans, along with the significance of each. it is believed agrippa derived from latin translations of the picatrix, a medieval arabic work on magic. the images given here are close to those printed by regardie in comp


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ual motion or change, and therefore to dwell in the satisfaction of thy nature is a stagnation, and a violation thereof, making the duality of conflict, which is the falling away to choronzon. v liber aleph vel cxi 164 #h de sua carta c.lorum (of his horoscope) pray thee to mark, o my son, how the grace of nature was benignant at my nativity, to the right balance and formulation of my sphinx. for neptune was in the sign of the bull, giving strength and stability to my spiritual essence. uranus was ascending in the lion, to fortify my magical will with courage, and to turn it to the salvation of man. in the waterman was saturnus, to make mine intelligence sober, profound, and capable of labour. jupiter, with mercury his herald, was in scorpio, harmonizing me and my word according o the esse


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e ceremonies. now, seeing that every man differeth essentially from every other man, albeit in essence he is identical, let also these ceremonies assert their identity by their diversity. for this reason do we leave much herein to the right ingenium of the philosophus. 13. concerning the life of the devotee. first, let his way of life be such as is pleasing to the particular deity. thus to invoke neptune, let him go a-fishing; but if hades, let him not approach the water that is hateful to him. 14. further, concerning the life of the devotee. let him cut away from his life any act, word, or thought, that is hateful to the particular deity; as, unchastity in the case of artemis, evasions in the case of ares. besides this, he should avoid all harshness or unkindness of any kind in thought, w


LIBER BATRACHOPHNEROBOOCOSMOMACHIA

disappearance of the image, and the appearance of the same upon a smaller scale. this trick he must outwit by constancy of endeavour. he will then in add in turn venus, mars, mercury and the sun. it is permissible at this stage to change the point of view to the centre of the sun, and to do so may add stability to the conception. the practicus may then a the asteroids, jupiter, saturn, uranus and neptune. the utmost attention to detail is now necessary, as the picture is highly complex, apart from the difficulty of appreciating relative size and distance. let this picture be practised month after month until it is absolutely perfect. the tendency which may manifest itself to pass into dhyana and samadhi must be resolutely combated with the whole strength of the mind. let the practicus then


LIBER DXXXVI

e image, and the appearance of the same upon a smaller scale. this trick he must outwit by constancy of endeavour. he will then add in turn venus, mars, mercury and the sun. it is permissible at this stage to change the point of view to svb figvra dxxxvi 3 the centre of the sun, and to do so may add stability to the conception. the practicus may then add the asteroids, jupiter, saturn, uranus and neptune.3 the utmost attention to detail is now necessary, as the picture is highly complex, apart from the difficulty of appreciating relative size and distance. let this picture be practised month after month until it is absolutely perfect. the tendency which may manifest itself to pass into dhy.na and s.madhi must be resolutely combated with the whole strength of the mind. let the practicus the


LIBER GRADUUM MONTIS ABIEGNI

on astrology. h crowley and adams fell out in a row over money after the bulk of the work had been written but before it could be published. much of the surviving material was published by adams under her name alone in the 1920s in two volumes, astrology: your place in the sun and astrology: your place among the stars. a smaller part of the work (an introductory chapter and chapters on uranus and neptune) was published in 1972 under crowley fs name as the complete [sic] astrological writings, edited by john symonds and kenneth grant. the entire work, bound up with some shorter writings on astrology by crowley, was printed in 2003 as the general principles of astrology, edited by william breeze. 10 see gliber lxxviii, a description of the cards of the taro h (in equinox i (8) and reprinted


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an oracles attributed to zoroaster, ed. gs.a. h (w. wynn westcott; london: theosophical society, 1895; reprinted edmunds, wisconsin: sure fire press, 1984. the chaldaan oracles, trans /ed. ruth majercik. leiden: e.j. brill, 1989. crowley, aleister: 777. london: walter scott, 1909. included in 777 revised. 777 and other qabalistic writings. see the qabalah of aleister crowley. 777 revised. london: neptune press, 1955. reprinted in the qabalah of aleister crowley. book 4 part i. london: wieland, 1912. book 4 part ii. london: wieland, 1913. book 4 (parts 1 and 2 (intro. f.i. regardie. dallas, texas: sangreal, 1969; reprinted york beach, maine: weiser, 1980, 1992, 1998. the sangreal edition has a number of omissions in part ii; the one major one was restored in the first weiser printing, the r


MANLY P HALL THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES

upiter, and saturn, the latter containing the symbols of the zodiacal constellations. above the arch of the heavens (saturn) is the dwelling place of the different powers controlling the universe. the supreme council of the gods is composed of twelve deities--six male and six female--which correspond to the positive and negative signs of the zodiac. the six gods are jupiter, vulcan, apollo, mars, neptune, and mercury; the six goddesses are juno, ceres, vesta, minerva, venus, and diana. jupiter rides his eagle as the symbol of his sovereignty over the world, and juno is seated upon a peacock, the proper symbol of her haughtiness and glory. p. 34 oath of loyalty upon the sacred inscription. here also the kings donned azure robes and sat in judgment. at daybreak they wrote their sentences upo

ylor quotes from a history of ethiopia written by marcellus, which contains the following reference to atlantis "for they relate that in their time there were seven islands in the atlantic sea, sacred to proserpine; and besides these, three others of an immense magnitude; one of which was sacred to pluto, another to ammon, and another, which is the middle of these, and is of a thousand stadia, to neptune" crantor, commenting upon plato, asserted that the egyptian priests declared the story of atlantis to be written upon pillars which were still preserved circa 300 b.c (see beginnings or glimpses of vanished civilizations) ignatius donnelly, who gave the subject of atlantis profound study, believed that horses were first domesticated by the atlanteans, for which reason they have always been

angels and archangels are human in form, as so often pictured. a human figure would be utterly useless in the ethereal substances through which they manifest. science has long debated the probability of the other planers being inhabited. objections to the idea are based upon the argument that creatures with human organisms could nor possibly exist in the environments of mars, jupiter, uranus, and neptune. this argument fails to take into account nature's universal law of adjustment to environment. the ancients asserted that life originated from the sun, and that everything when bathed in the light of the solar orb was capable of absorbing the solar life elements and later radiating them as flora and fauna. one philosophical click to enlarge surya, the regent of the sun. from moor's hindu p

which pythagoras established between the geometrical solids and the gods was the result of images the great sage had seen in the egyptian temples. albert pike, the great masonic symbolist, admitted that there were many points concerning which he could secure no reliable information. in his symbolism, for the 32 and 33, he wrote "i do not understand why the 7 should be called minerva, or the cube, neptune" further on he added "undoubtedly the names given by the pythagoreans to the different numbers were themselves enigmatical and symbolic-and there is little doubt that in the time of plutarch the meanings these names concealed were lost. pythagoras had succeeded too well in concealing his symbols with a veil that was from the first impenetrable, without his oral explanation" this uncertaint

ight corners, and was the only evenly-even number under 10 (1-2-4-8-4-2-1. thus, the 8 is divided into two 4's, each 4 is divided into two 2's, and each 2 is divided into two 1's, thereby reestablishing the monad. among the keywords of the ogdoad are love, counsel, prudence, law, and convenience. among the divinities partaking of its nature were panarmonia, rhea, cibele, cadm a, dindymene, orcia, neptune, themis, and euterpe (a muse. the ogdoad was a mysterious number associated with the eleusinian mysteries of greece and the cabiri. it was called the little holy number. it derived its form partly from the twisted snakes on the caduceus of hermes and partly from the serpentine motion of the celestial bodies; possibly also from the moon's nodes. the ennead--9--was the first square of an odd

led to victory by the son of the fish whose other names were joshua and jesus (the savior. nun is still the name of a female devotee" of the christian faith. among early christians three fishes were used to symbolize the trinity, and the fish is also one of the eight sacred symbols of the great buddha. it is also significant that the dolphin should be sacred to both apollo (the solar savior) and neptune. it was believed that this fish carried shipwrecked sailors to heaven on its back. the dolphin was accepted by the early christians as an emblem of christ, because the pagans had viewed this beautiful creature as a friend and benefactor of man. the heir to the throne of france, the dauphin, may have secured his title from this ancient pagan symbol of the divine preservative power. the firs

ections, or tenons, corresponding to shoulders were placed, one on either side, to support the wreaths of flowers adorning the columns. offerings, usually of food, were placed near the herm. occasionally these columns were used to uphold roofs and were numbered among the art objects ornamenting the villas of wealthy romans. p. 100 will prove to be the metal of uranus and radium to be the metal of neptune. the four ages of the greek mystics--the golden age, the silver age, the bronze age, and the iron age- are metaphoric expressions referring to the four major periods in the life of all things. in the divisions of the day they signify dawn, midday, sunset, and midnight; in the duration of gods, men, and universes, they denote the periods of birth, growth, maturity, and decay. the greek ages

ntains were of correspondingly lesser proportions. it was believed that these water spirits were occasionally capable of assuming the appearance of normal human beings and actually associating with men and women. there are many legends about these spirits and their adoption by the families of fishermen, but in nearly every case the undines heard the call of the waters and returned to the realm of neptune, the king of the sea. practically nothing is known concerning the male undines. the water spirits did not establish homes in the same way that the gnomes did, but lived in coral caves under the ocean or among the reeds growing on the banks of rivers or the shores of lakes. among the celts there is a legend to the effect that ireland was peopled, before the coming of its present inhabitants

he sun, the moon, the stars, and all the bodies in the ethereal regions. the second horse, signifying the element of air, was juno. it was inferior to the horse of jupiter and described a smaller circle; its color was black but that part exposed to the sun became luminous, thus signifying the diurnal and nocturnal conditions of air. the third horse, symbolizing the element of water, was sacred to neptune. it was of heavy gait and described a very small circle. the fourth horse, signifying the static element of earth, described as immovable and champing its bit, was the steed of vesta. despite their differences in temperature, these four horses lived harmoniously together, which is in accord with the principles of the philosophers, who declared the world to be preserved by the concord and h

as immovable and champing its bit, was the steed of vesta. despite their differences in temperature, these four horses lived harmoniously together, which is in accord with the principles of the philosophers, who declared the world to be preserved by the concord and harmony of its elements. in time, however, the racing horse of jupiter burned the mane of the horse of earth; the thundering steed of neptune also became covered with sweat, which overflowed the immovable horse of vesta and resulted in the deluge of deucalion. at last the fiery horse of jupiter will consume the rest, when the three inferior elements--purified by reabsorption in the fiery ether--will come forth renewed, constituting "a new heaven and a new earth" when the fifth seal was opened st. john beheld those who had died f


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bers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z keep adding the resultant numbers together till they form a single digit, thus: j o h n+ s m i t h 1+ 6+ 8+ 5 1+ 4+ 9+ 2+ 8= 20= 24= 44= 4+ 4= 8 now numerologically speaking the digits have the following traditional planetary attribution: 1. the sun 2. the moon 3. mars 4. mercury 5. jupiter 6. venus 7. saturn 8. uranus 9. neptune in john smith's case, his name planet will be uranus. his next step would be to consult a book of classical myth and legend, on the subject matter surrounding uranus. there will be ample material to select a name from, especially if the book is one of comparative mythology, showing the interrelations of legends among different cultures. should none of these methods yield results or appeal


MICHAEL TSARION ATLANTIS ALIEN VISITATION AND GENETIC MANIPULATION

nety days and nights the heavenly angels were contending in the world with the con-federate demons of the evil spirit and there are the commentaries of more modern sources also, from those illustriousones who have contributed to our present civilization. here are just a few examples.from ovids metamorphosis: giants attacked the very throne of heavenjove struck them down. three times had poseidon (neptune, ventured with stern countenance to thrust his arms outof the water; three times he was unable to endure the scorching heat of the air. from platos timaeus: in one day and one fatal night, there came mighty earthquakes and inundations thatengulfed that warlike peoples. the people, terrified, could hardly breathemouths were drenched in blood, heads wal-lowed in bloodthe face was made pale b

moon was closer to the earth in the past. the earths orbit is very erratic and unstable. the speed of rotation on the axis has changed considerably. the earth has a negative electrical charge. this charge emanates from the core. the suns magnetic field reverses every 11 years. modern astronomy recognizes only nine planets in the solar system, mercury, v enus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, neptune and pluto. mercurys orbit is not circular.v enus orbits very slowly for its size and in opposite direction.mars is also slow and extremely erratic.uranus has a tilted axis.pluto has an eccentric orbit.chiron, exists between saturn and uranus, broke off from the former.roche limitthe roche limit exists around earth as a protective gravitational field. alien bodies and space debriswill norma


MICHAEL W FORD THE VAMPIRE GATE

qlippothic demons is to turn poison into a beneficial medicine of initiation. one must move through the averse sephiroth, the so-called fallen restrictions of the universe, where there sleeps an ancient dragon. seven heads dwell there, yet through the seven the eight arises. this power is essential to the development and empowerment of the vampyre magickian. 53 the qlipphoth and their servitors: neptune kether satan or moloch thamiel (thamal: thadekiel+ abraxsiel+ mahaziel+ azaza l +lufugiel dual giants, bestial atavistic demons with bat wings. this is a form of the adversary. these spirits seek to continually join their bodies with other spirits and forces both sexual vampires, draining energy through the heat and desire built energy and by possession. working as a vampyre in this sphere


MORALS AND DOGMA

gar. no sage, in either country, or in greece or rome, believed the popular creed. to them the gods and the idols of the gods were symbols, and symbols of great and mysterious truths. the vulgar imagined the attention of the gods to be continually centred upon the earth and man. the grecian divinities inhabited olympus, an insignificant mountain of the earth. there was the court of zeus, to which neptune came from the sea, and pluto and persephon from the glooms of tartarus in the unfathomable depths of the earth's bosom. god came down from heaven and on sinai dictated laws for the hebrews to his servant moses. the stars were the guardians of mortals whose fates and fortunes were to be read in their movements, conjunctions, and oppositions. the moon was the bride and sister of the sun, at

rcles. the ram, domicile of mars, chief of the celestial soldiery and of the twelve signs, is the device of _gad, whom jacob characterizes as a warrior, chief of his army. cancer, in which are the stars termed _aselli, or little assess, is the device of the flag of _issachar, whom jacob compares to an ass. capricorn, of old represented with the tail of a fish, and called by astronomers the son of neptune, is the device of _zebulon, of whom jacob says that he dwells on the shore of the sea. sagittarius, chasing the celestial wolf, is the emblem of _benjamin, whom jacob compares to a hunter: and in that constellation the romans placed the domicile of diana the huntress. virgo, the domicile of mercury, is borne on the flag of _naphtali, whose eloquence and agility jacob magnifies, both of whi

h the sun into the bosom of the waters. and these tutelary divinities of mariners, the dioscuri or chief cabiri of samothrace, sailed with jason to possess themselves of the golden-fleeced ram, or aries, whose rising in the morning announced the sun's entry into taurus, when the serpent-bearer jason rose in the evening, and, in aspect with the dioscuri, was deemed their brother. and orion, son of neptune, and most potent controller of the tempest-tortured ocean, announcing sometimes calm and sometimes tempest, rose after taurus, rejoicing in the forehead of the new year. the summer solstice was not less an important point in the sun's march than the vernal equinox, especially to the egyptians, to whom it not only marked the end and term of the increasing length of the days and of the domin


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, completely defeated them, sending such as resisted his all-conquering arm down into the lowest depths of tartarus. second dynasty. cronus (saturn. cronus was the god of time in its sense of eternal duration. he married rhea, daughter of uranus and gaa, a very important divinity, to whom a special chapter will be devoted hereafter. their page 13 children were, three sons: aides (pluto, poseidon (neptune, zeus (jupiter, and three daughters: hestia (vesta, demeter (ceres, and hera (juno. cronus, having an uneasy conscience, was afraid that his children might one day rise up against his authority, and thus verify the prediction of his father [15]uranus. in order, therefore, to render the prophecy impossible of fulfilment, cronus swallowed each child as soon as it was born,[3] greatly to the

still, however, retained in rome his [101]greek attributes as god of fire, and unrivalled master of the art of working in metals, and was ranked among the twelve great gods of olympus, whose gilded statues were arranged consecutively along the forum. his roman name, vulcan, would seem to indicate a connection with the first great metal-working artificer of biblical history, tubal-cain. poseidon (neptune. poseidon was the son of kronos and rhea, and the brother of zeus. he was god of the sea, more particularly of the mediterranean, and, like the element over which he presided, was of a variable disposition, now violently agitated, and now calm and placid, for which reason he is sometimes represented by the poets as quiet and composed, and at others as disturbed and angry. page 110 page 111

in the peloponnesus, though universally revered throughout greece and in the south of italy. his sacrifices were generally black and white bulls, also wild boars and rams. his usual attributes are the trident, horse, and dolphin. in some parts of greece this divinity was identified with the sea-god nereus, for which reason the nereides, or daughters of nereus, are represented as accompanying him. neptune. the romans worshipped poseidon under the name of neptune, and invested him with all the attributes which belong to the greek divinity. the roman commanders never undertook any naval expedition without propitiating neptune by a sacrifice. his temple at rome was in the campus martius, and the festivals commemorated in his honour were called neptunalia. sea divinities. oceanus. page 117 ocea


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dendrophori, or wood carvers. in other cases it might choose a deceased emperor or even a foreign deity. we know that the romans often adopted the gods of other peoples. we can surmise what deity the roman tignarii, or carpenters, chose for themselves by looking at a stone discovered in 1725 in chichester, england, that bears the dedication (52 a.d) of a temple to minerva, goddess of wisdom, and neptune, god of the sea. the latter may well have been invoked both for the protection of the tignarii, who frequently had to cross the channel, and for the construction of boats.10 a similar inscription discovered in nice-cimiez shows the lapidarii making a vow to hercules, their tutelary deity* it is also likely that the worship of roman builders had experienced the influence of foreign peoples

time. what is certain and this is something that happened quite quickly is that saint blaise was not the only saint to have their worship. carpenters gladly invoked the patronage of saint nicholas and shared his worship with the watermen or water vendors. according to dulaure, this patronage went far back to the distant past, to a time even before christianity, for saint nicholas simply replaced neptune. this opinion appears well-founded simply recall that the roman builders who settled in great britain placed their collegium under the protection of neptune. saint joseph was also ardently worshiped by the carpenters and seems to have supplanted saint blaise. the litre des confreries indicates that pope alexander vii (1655-1667) granted one brotherhood of saint joseph to the carpenters, th


PHILIP NEIL MYTHS LEGENDS EXPLAINED

elped and hindered mortals according to their whims. presided over by zeus (roman jupiter, ruler of heaven and earth, there were many gods and immortals of whom 12 are usually regarded as the most important: aphrodite (venus, apollo (apollo, ares (mars, artemis (diana, athena (minerva, demeter (ceres, dionysus (bacchus, hephaestus (vulcan, hera (juno, hermes (mercury, hestia (vesta, and poseidon (neptune. hades (pluto, zeus brother, ruled the underworld. these olympian gods succeeded earlier generations of gods. gaia (mother earth) was the first goddess, and bore the race of titans by her son uranus. the titans, led by cronos (saturn, seized power from uranus; and in turn were defeated by their own children, led by cronos son zeus. after the defeat of the titans, zeus and his brothers pose

nd in a fury fashioned a net of metal so fine and light that it was almost invisible, yet so strong that it could not be broken. this he fastened to the bedposts and rafters in the bedroom. when aphrodite and ares next went to bed, the net was released and bound them so tightly that they were unable to escape. hephaestus then invited all the gods to come and laugh at the trapped lovers. poseidon (neptune, hermes (mercury, and helios came. hephaestus demanded that zeus (jupiter) should repay him all the gifts he had made in order to win aphrodite s hand, but in the end settled for a fine to be paid by ares. amid much laughter, poseidon offered to stand surety for the debt, and so the lovers were freed. golden goddess aphrodite is called golden by the poet hesiod. she is also called laughter

, serpent-haired creatures who turned people to stone with a single glance. helped by athena (minerva) and hermes (mercury, perseus managed to cut off medusa s head and put it in a bag. flying home, aided by hermes winged sandals, he came upon andromeda, a beautiful ethiopian princess, chained to a rock and left as a living sacrifice for a sea monster to assuage the anger of the sea god poseidon (neptune. perseus fell in love, killed the monster, and married andromeda. on his return, polydectes, who presumed him dead, laughed scornfully when perseus told him he had brought medusa s head smiling grimly, perseus withdrew it from its bag and immediately polydectes was turned to stone. perseus perseus was one of the great greek heroes and, in his youth, accomplished daring deeds. of royal bloo

g (see p. 60; navigating the clashing rocks, which moved and smashed anything in their way; and resisting the perilous charms of the sirens (see p. 64, when the bard orpheus drowned out their song with the beauty of his own music. theseus the hero 54 theseus the hero theseus was one of greece s most famous heroes. said to have had two fathers, king aegeus of athens and the sea god poseidon (roman neptune, he grew up unaware of who his father was. he showed heroic qualities even as a child when hercules (see pp. 50 51) visited and caused panic among the children by throwing his great lion skin over a stool, the seven-year-old theseus fetched an ax to confront the beast. when he was 16, theseus mother aethra told him that aegeus was his father. she led him to the altar of strong zeus where a

he truth to theseus and phaedra hanged herself in shame. shortly afterward, artemis persuaded asclepius (see p. 39) to bring hippolytus back to life; the romans said that in gratitude he instituted the cult of diana (artemis) at nemi. cercyon the minotaur 56 the minotaur the minotaur was the son of pasipha, the wife of king minos of crete, and a white bull belonging to the sea god poseidon (roman neptune. minos had deeply offended poseidon who, in revenge, caused pasipha to fall in love with the animal. the resulting offspring was the minotaur, a violent creature, halfman and half-bull, who ate human flesh. to hide his shame and protect his people, king minos asked the inventor daedalus to construct a labyrinth from which the monster would never be able to find its way out. every nine year

-grandson brutus gathered and settled with the remains of the trojan race in britain, then inhabited by just a few giants. there he founded the city of new troy later known as london. odysseus returns home 64 odysseus returns home odysseus (roman ulysses, hero and king of ithaca, sacked several cities in thrace before sailing home after the trojan war. owing to the enmity of the sea god poseidon (neptune, his journey took ten years. his adventures included first landing on the island of the lotus eaters, where some of the crew were trapped in a trance, and then on the island of the cyclopes (see box, where several of the crew were devoured. it was odysseus blinding of the cyclops polyphemus poseidon s son that angered the sea god who subsequently blew odysseus off course, wrecked his ships

(nymph) artemis diana hermes mercury m daughter of dryops heracles hercules m hebe perseus m andromeda ares x pan faunus arco asclepius dionysus bacchus aphrodite x anchises helen m menelaus (mortal) x paris clytemnestra m agamemnon castor polydeuces pollux fates athena minerva aeneas eros cupid the nine muses cadmus m harmonia (mortal (goddess) theseus m ariadne m phaedra demeter ceres poseidon neptune x aethra (mortal) hades pluto hestia vesta hera juno m persephone proserpine hebe m heracles hercules ares eileithya mars zeus jupiter aristaeus m autono actaeon gaia x uranus titans giants other sea nymphs cyclopes leto eos helios selene luna epimetheus m pandora mnemosyne coeus x phoebe themis crius thea x hyperion prometheau1 the order of phosphorus introduction booklet 2003 2 the order


REGARDIE ISRAEL THE COMPLETE GOLDEN DAWN

ix planets were known, besides the sun, which they classed with the planets. they also assigned certain planetary values to the north and 50 first knowledge ledure 51 south nodes of the moon- that is, the points where her orbit touches that of the ecliptic. these they named caput draconis a head of the dragon and cauda draconis ep tail of the dragon since the discovery of two more distant planets neptune and uranus or herschel, these two terms have been partially replaced by them. the effect of caput draconis is similar to that of w. the effect of cauda draconis is similar to that of yl the old planets are: saturn 9 sol 0 jupiter 3 venus q mars d mercury g luna d the moon 4. the hebrew alphabet is given on page 103. each letter represents a number and has also a meaning. five letters

> chapter seven remember always that if the figures rubeus or cauda draconis fall in the ascendant, or first house, the figure is not fit for judgment and should be destroyed without consideration. another figure for the question should not be erected before at least two hours have elapsed 'note: these geomantic rules are those of classical astrology. thus, the recently discovered planets uranus, neptune, pluto, chiron, etc. should not be substituted for the classical rulerships. c.l.w. 538 the golden dawn: volume lv book eight your figure being thoroughly arranged as on a map of the heavens, as previously shown, note first to what house the demand belongs. then look for the witnesses and the judge, as to whether the latter is favourable or otherwise, and in what particular way. put this d

e the trammels of desire. here once more, the fiery energy of red bums through the planes. fiery scarlet, glowing crimson, burning red are emphasized by the passive greens. xxi. the universe. observe that this represents not the world but the universe. it should be remembered that to the ancients, saturn represented the confines of the solar system. they had no means of measuring either uranus or neptune. to them, therefore, saturn passing through the spiral path of the zodiac, marked at its cardinal points by the symbols of the kerubim fonning the cross, was a comprehensive glyph of the whole. thus, in this card we find a synthesis of the whole taro or rota. the central figure should be taken as hathor, athor, or ator, rather than isis, thus indicating the hidden anagram which may perhaps

o which andromeda was exposed, part of apparatus sculptoris. part of phoenix, part of fornax. 61. the emperor. rules the whole of aries. stars. legs of aries, part of body of taurus, head and fore-part of cetus, part of fornax and of eridanus. 62. the hierophant. rules the whole of taurus. 600 the golden dawn: volume n book eight <227> stars. head and forepart of taurus the bull. the bull sent by neptune to frighten the horses of sol and those of the hippolytus. the greater part of orion the giant, and hunter. the beginning of the river eridanus into which phaeton was hurled when attempting to drive the horses of the sun, greater part of lepus, the hare. 63. the lovers. rule the whole of gemini. stars. legs of castor and pollux, the gemini, canis minor, a small part of cancer. the whole of


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nd to your bosom. bring forth free travel, enterprising travel, fast and reliable and available travel, through the atmosphere, the atmosphere known as shu, through the corona of this earth, the magnetosphere, the ionosphere, into the bosom of nut, airless space, beauteous space, free space. to the bosom of diana, to walk the moon, to visit mars, red planet. yes, to visit jupiter, and saturn, and neptune, to use the asteroids. to visit venus, and mercury. this is man's destiny. this shall come about. join me, nut, join me diana. mars and mercury, and venus, join me too. help pull mankind out of the depths of despondency, out of the depths of laziness, out of the depths of blindness, into the beauties of nut. this is a quest, this goal of travel, this goal of freedom, this goal of adventure

ht fell on a monday. the new moon fell on april 24, at 10:28 pm cst. this put the moon at the beginning of the 2nd quarter the night of april 30- may 1. the moon moved into leo at this time. leo is considered a barren sign, and is of the element fire. the sun had moved into taurus, which is an earth sign. so the elements of fire and earth were present, astrologically. mercury, saturn, uranus, and neptune were also in earth signs; mercury in taurus, and the rest in capricorn, so there was a preponderance of earth. venus, mars and pluto were in the water signs of pisces for the first two, and scorpio for the latter. what was lacking was the element air, which was found only in the theoretical point called the moon's north node. i therefore decided to use an incense derived from materials ass


SABBATIC KABALA OF THE CROOKED PATH

hm the starry road in this which brings one to think about the sun of amenta and the mystery of the sun at its fullest in the kingdom of the klipphas. and mark that this is different than the sun at night in the carnal world. the letters connected to this cell are cheth, connected to the influence of cancer and therefore the moon in combination with qoph who draws down the piescesian influence of neptune and moon constitutes a cell where the so called hidden mysteries are concealed. these are hidden due to these letters connection to barriers both in the open, as cheth is linked to a fence, a portal or a gate that might be opened and might be closed and the back of the head, an area of the cranium that has been majorly overlooked in the search for adharas, nadis and charkas. this connects


SATANIC RITUALS

with me the call to the eternal serpent who sleeps that we may live. all: ph'nglui mglw'nafh cthulhu r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. principal participant: i'a k'nark cthulhu kyr'w qu'ra cylth drehm'n el-ak. u'gnyal kraayn (hail, great cthulhu, who art known to all races of the deep ones who walk upon and beneath the earth. hear thy honored names) all: kraken- poseiden- sabazios- typhon- dagon- setheh- neptune- leviathan- midgard- cthulhu! ph'nglui mglw'nafh cthulhu r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. i'a cthulhu [the figure of cthulhu appears] celebrant: ph'reng-na y'gth el-aka gryenn'h w'yal'h-ji kyr dy-tral's k'heh. participants: from yuggoth i am come to the world of horrors, here to abide and to rule for all eternity. celebrant: v'kresn vuy-kn grany'h arksh ty'h nzal's naaghs wh'rag-ngla oth'e tryn-ya


SCHLAGER NEIL WORLD RELIGIONS REFERENCE LIBRARY

an that of the other olympians. as a child, the story goes, he was torn apart by wild women and spent three years in the underworld. the worship of dionysius played a significant role in the development of greek drama. the romans adopted this pantheon and gave many of them different names. the roman gods were, in the same order, jupiter, juno, venus, mars, minerva, diana, mercury, apollo, vulcan, neptune, vesta, ceres, pluto, and bacchus (in parts of the roman empire, the emperor was also worshipped as a god) these gods, along with many minor deities who came to earth to do the bidding of the gods, controlled the fate of humankind. zeus also appeared in human form, or even in animal form at times, to father children by mortal women. some of his sons became the heroes of greek legend. 222 w


SPENSER THE CULT OF THE ALL SEEING EYE 1960

bols were the same.50 the two monarchies placed their gods in triads, headed by one god, ra "a sort of fount and origin of deity" san was the second member of the second triad, accompanied by his wife.51 the first triad consisted of ana (pluto, the "lord of darkness or death" belus (jupiter, the son of the egyptian osiris and the god whose temple was the original of the tower of babel;52 and hoa (neptune, strongly connected "with the serpent of scripture and. the tree of life" hoa's wife was the mother of belus.53 the cabalists lifted their entire sephirotic tree of life representing jehovah from the triads of the chaldean-babylonian pantheon (see sephirolh, part 1. the egyptian pantheon was even more ancient, dating from the 27th to the 30th centuries b.c. or even earlier, according to so


TWO ESSAYS ON THE WORSHIP OF PRIAPUS

rve the harmony of the universe than the generating. in most of the monuments of ancient art where the lion is represented, he appears with expressions of rage and violence, and often in the act of killing and devouring some other animal. on an ancient sarcophagus found in sicily he is represented devouring a horse,2 and on the medals of velia in italy, devouring a deer;3 the former, as sacred to neptune, represented the sea; and the latter, as sacred to diana, the produce of the earth; for diana was the fertility of the earth personified, and therefore is said to have received her nymphs or productive ministers from the ocean, the source of fecundity.4 the lion, therefore, in the former instance, appears as a symbol of the sun exhaling the waters; and in the latter, as whithering and putr


TYSON DONALD NEW MILLENNIUM MAGIC

he circle of the sun. this diagram represents all possible permutations of the three simple symbols. no other planets can exist within the framework of astrology apart from those dis- played within the fifteen small triangles that surround the triangle of light. had modern astrologers understood this inescapable fact when they attempted to incor- porate the newly discovered outer planets, uranus, neptune and pluto, into the ele- gant system of ancient astrological symbolism, they would not have made such an embarrassingly awkward job of it. in order to be valid, each of the three new planets must correspond in meaning to one of the five mercury-variants. if it does not cor- respond, it simply will not fit into astrology and cannot be forced to do so. these variants, which really bear no fe

by the nodes of the moon. as is true of the sun and moon which compose them, each node rules only one sign: the relationship between the variants and the three outer planets of modern astrology can be observed from the signs they rule. the variant form that rules capricorn and aquarius is the true occult symbol for uranus. the variant form that rules sagittarius and pisces is the true symbol for neptune. the variant form that rules scorpio and aries is the true symbol of pluto. the remaining two mer- cury-variants must await other planets to be discovered beyond the orbit of pluto. notice that each variant contains in the same order the two simple symbols of the traditional planet with which it shares signs, plus the missing third symbol added at the bottom to act as its base. no new base

eadily as the more esoteric means. magic makes no dis- tinction between the physical and the psychic-these are human distinctions. another function of assuming a god-form is that it better enables the magus to issue commands to the spirits and forces that fall under the rule of that god. in becoming thor, the magus will command the storms; becoming pan, he or she will rule the woodlands; becoming neptune, the sea. it is quite possible to assume a god-form of the opposite sex. every human being has both masculine and feminine qualities, with one or the other in a dom- inant or active position. by assuming the god-form of the opposite sex, the magus may learn a great deal of useful information about the other side of his or her nature, which is probably suppressed during ordinary consciousne


WEOR SAMAEL AUN ESOTERIC COURSE OF KABBLAH

la alkimia china es el fundamento de las aut nticas escuelas de yoga. las logias amarillas, son escuelas de regeneraci n. los infrasexuales odian mortalmente las escuelas de regeneraci n. 79 schools of regeneration to regenerate oneself means to generate oneself anew, in other words, to recreate oneself, to recreate oneself anew. this matter about being born anew is an absolutely sexual problem. neptune governs schools of regeneration; this planet has a cycle of 165 years. such a cycle controls the periods of public and secret activities of these schools. the esotericism of the schools of regeneration is the arcanum a.z.f. the masters of these schools teach their disciples the science that allows them to dissolve their ego. it is necessary that the being (which is not the ego) be born wit

e being (which is not the ego) be born within us. something old must die within the human being and something new must be born within. regeneration signifies the creation of a new cosmos within us. this type of creation is possible only by working with the lion of fire. uranus controls the chakras of the sexual glands, yet the schools of regeneration are neptunian. eminent astrologers affirm that neptune influences the pineal gland; the potency of the pineal gland depends on the sexual potency. great schools of regeneration have existed through the course of history (it is enough for us to remember the rosicrucian alchemical school that became secret in the year 1620. likewise, it comes into our memory the schools of aryavarta ashrama of tibet, as well as the sect of the manicheans of pers


WILLIAM WESCOTT NUMBERS THEIR OCCULT POWER AND MYSTIC VIRTUES

d 1225. of mercury, 8 64, 260 and 2080. of luna, 9, 81, 369 and 3321. each number then becomes a name. take the case of mercury. 64 is alike din and dni, din and doni. 260 is tiriel, tirial and 2080 is taphthartharath, tptrtrt. rawlinson, in his volumes on the ancient monarchies, states that the chaldeans associated mystic numbers with their deities. thus to anu, pluto, 60. bel, jupiter, 50. hoa, neptune, 40. sin, the moon, 30. shamash, the numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott sun, 20. nergal (mars, 12. and beltis or mylittal, 15 and nin is saturn, 10. 31. it will be noticed that the great number of sol is 666, called sorath, surt, the number of the beast, about, which so much folly has been written. one famous square of five times five divisions, amou

s. clotho, lachesis, atropos. three furies: tisiphone, alecto, megaera. three graces: euphrosyne, aglaia, thalia, says hesiod. three judges: of hades: minos, aeacus, rhadamanthus. three horae: hesiod says they were eunomia (order, dike (justice, eirene (peace. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott jupiter s thunder is triformis. hecate is always called triple. neptune s spear is trident and so has siva the trisula. pluto s dog cerberus had 3 heads. there were three founders of the roman empire: romulus, b.c. 753, camillus, b.c 389, expelled the gauls; and caius marius, b.c. 102, who overthrew the hordes of cambrians and teutons. 43. the jewish rabbis say that the sword of death has 3 drops of gall, one drops in the mouth and the man dies, from the secon

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