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18276066 GRIMM JACOB TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY VOL 1

a thrill through nature; even so the on. has both an yggr standing for osinn, and an yggr for terror. the as. woma is no longer found as woma; in ohg. wuomo and wuomo are alike unknown. thorpe renders the wodan. 145' heofonwoman' above in a local sense by 'heaven's corners' i doubt if correctly; in both the passages coeli fragores are meant. we may liowever imagine onii, woma as an air-god, like the hindu indras, whose rush is heard in the sky at break of day, in the din of battle, and the tramp of the' furious host (see suppl. precisely as the souls of slain warriors arrive at indra's heaven^ the victory-dispensing god of our ancestors takes up the heroes that fall in fight, into his fellowship, into his army, into his heavenly dwelling. probably it has been the belief of all good men, t

pol. kret, euss. krot, i.e, the mole^ i should prefer to put into the other name sitivrat the subordinate meaning of sito-vrat, sieve-turner, so that it would be almost the same as kolo-vrat, wheel-turner, and afford a solution of that wheel in krodo's hand; both wheel (kolo) and sieve (sito) move round, and an ancient spell rested on sieve-turning. slav mythologists have identified sitivrat with the hindu sati/dvrata, who in a great deluge is saved by vishnu in the form of a fish, krodo stands on a fish; and vishnu is represented wearing wreaths of flowers about his neck, and holding a wheel (chakra) in his fourth hand^ all these coincidences are still meagre and insecure; but they suffice to establish the high antiquity of a slavo-teutonic myth, which starts up thus from more than one qu

es the whole world off one of its feet, and with his hammer he strikes three deep valleys in the rocky mountain, sn, 59, 60. again, teutonic mythology agrees with the greek in never imputing to its gods the deformity of many heads, arms or legs; they are only bestowed 21 322 condition of gods. on a few heroes and animals, as some of the greek giants are ekaroyyetpe. such forms are quite common in the hindu and slav systems: vishnu is represented with four arms, brahma with four heads, svantovit the same, while porevit has five heads and rugevit seven faces. yet hecate too is said to have been threeheaded, as the eoman janus was two-faced, and a laceda3monian apollo four-armed^ khuvera, the indian god of wealth, is a hideous figure with three legs and eight teeth. some of the norse gods, on

ion; but they are more drawn to men, whose destinies enlist their liveliest sympathy. it is not true, what mart. cap. says 2, 9: ipsi dicuntur dii, et caelites alias perhibentur. nee admodum eos mortalium curarum vota sollicitant, airaoehciwe perhibentur. not content with making their will known by signs and messengers, they resolve to come down themselves and appear to men. such appearance is in the hindu mythology marked by a special name: avatdra, i.e, descensus under this head come first the solemn car-proecssions of deities heralding peace and fruitfulness or war and mischief, which for the most part recur at stated seasons, and are associated with popular festivals; on the fall of heathenism, only motherly wise-women^ eopp's gloss, sansk. 21. dwellings. incarnation. 337 still go thei


A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK SPELLS

the marketplace, and brings good fortune to all honest traders and those who work with finance. she is very powerful, described as an amazonian warrior and life-giver with dominion over the storms. she can be invoked at times of change and for all matters of employment, commerce good fortune and taking control of one's destiny. a practical guide to witchcraft and magick spells. lakshmi lakshmi is the hindu goddess of wealth, beauty, joy, pleasure and good fortune. at divali, the hindu autumn festival of light, lamps and candles are placed in windows so that lakshmi will look in and endow prosperity upon the family. rangolis, or coloured patterns, are painted on floors and walls to attract her. rituals to invoke her usually involve candles and use gold or jewellery as a focus for her benevo

st intent under the law of threefold return. the exception is bellona, who is a benevolent and effective focus for female power and courage. bellona bellona is the roman goddess of war, the female counterpart of mars whose chariot she drove into battle. she is especially good for women's assertiveness and self-confidence rituals. she carries a sword and wears a helmet. kali kali, the dark side of the hindu mother goddess, came into being when shiva, the husband of the mother goddess shakti, taunted her for her dark skin. in fury she carried out rituals until her skin became golden inside. shakti then shed her black outer skin like a snake and it formed the avenging destroying persona of kali. kali is depicted with her four arms holding weapons and the heads of her victims, her tongue lolli

lion goddess created from the eye of ra. she is sometimes pictured as a woman with a lion's head and so is a good to evoke for courage, righteous anger, protection of the vulnerable, psychic protection and the correction of injustice. as an avenging goddess, she should be used only as a focus for positive rituals, for, like fire, her innate power can blaze out of control. shiva shiva, or siva, is the hindu god of both creation and destruction, good and evil, fertility and abstinence. with vishnu and brahma, he forms the trinity of the modern hindu gods. he is the lord of the dance who, it is said, will one day bring about the destruction of the world. his symbol is the phallus, representing creative power, and many hindus regard his benevolent, creative aspect as predominant. shiva has thr

s the resurrection. like other sacrificed and restored gods, osiris thereby represents the integration of animus and anima and sacred sex magick. he can be used in rituals for the balance of male/female energies or where the female in the high priestess role takes the lead. he is also good for any magick that relies on a cycle of regeneration following a natural ending. deities of fire agni agni, the hindu god of fire, is said to be manifest as the vital spark in mankind, birds, animals, plants and life itself. he appeared in lightning, in celestial sun flares, in the sacred blaze rising from the altar and in household fires. agni was the divine priest and acted as messenger to the gods, interceding with them on behalf of mankind. the priest would chant 'agni, the divine ministrant of the

acred wells and springs. these shrines were dedicated to healing and dreams, and were the principle vehicle for obtaining relief or cure of illness of all kinds. when aesculapius appeared to the dreamers, he would tell them the medicine they should use and any treatment that should be followed. he can be invoked for healing and meaningful dreams, for good health and for divination. ganga ganga is the hindu water goddess who is manifest as the sacred river ganges, daughter of the mountain himalaya. she is a natural focus for healing rituals, as well as for happiness, fertility and prosperity, and for water magick. iduna iduna is the viking goddess of eternal youthfulness, health and long life. as goddess of spring, she possessed a store of golden apples that endowed immortality, fertility a


ALEISTER CROWLEY EIGHT LECTURES ON YOGA

nk of water, you must reject his insidious advances in the most victorian manner. it is such nonsense as this which brings the science of yoga into contempt. but it isn't nonsense if you consider the class of people for whom the injunction was promulgated; for, as we will be shown later, preliminary to the concentration of the mind is the control of the mind, which means the calm of the mind, and the hindu mind is so constituted that if you offer a man the most trifling object, the incident is a landmark in his life. it upsets him completely for years. in the east, an absolutely automatic and thoughtless act of kindness to a native is liable to attach him to you, body and soul, for the rest of his life. in other words, it is going to upset him; and as a budding yogi he has got to refuse it

at of juxtaposing the back of your head and shoulders with the back of the head and shoulders of the other person concerned(*1) the achievement does produce a certain satisfaction. but this, i think, is mostly vanity, and it has nothing whatever to do, as i said before, with what we are trying to talk about. 9. the various postures recommended by the teachers of yoga depend for the most part upon the hindu anatomy for their value, and upon mystic theories concerning the therapeutic and thaumaturgic properties ascribed to various parts of the body. if, for instance, you can conquer the nerve udana, you can wlk on water. but who the devil wants to talk on water? swimming is much better fun (i bar sharks, sting-rays, cuttle-fish, electric eels and picanhas. also trippers, bathing belles and m

for endurance. if you keep in constant practice, you ought to find that about ten minutes in the posture will rest you as much as a good night's sleep. so much for the obstacle of the body considered as static. let us now turn our attention to the conquest of its dynamics. 22. it is always pleasing to turn to a subject like pranayama. pranayama means control of force. it is a generalised term. in the hindu system there are quite a lot of subtle sub-strata of the various energies of the body which have all got names and properties. i do not propose to deal with the bulk of them. there are only two which have much practical importance in life. one of these is not to be communicated to the public in a rotten country like this; the other is the well-known 'control of breath' this simply means

presents the yogi, and water the object of his meditation((you can, if you like, reverse these attributions. it makes no difference except to the metaphysician. and precious little to him) the yod and the he combine, the father and mother unite, to produce a son, vau. this son is the exalted state of mind produced by the union of the subject and the object. this state of mind is called samadhi in the hindu terminology. it has many varieties, of constantly increasing sublimity; but it is the generic term which implies this union which is the subject of yoga. at this point we ought to remember poor little he' final, who represents the ecstasy- shall i say the orgasm- and the absorption thereof: the compensation which cancels it. i find it excessively difficult to express myself. it is one of


ALEISTER CROWLEY BOOK OF LIES

holy hexagram.(15) these six and four are ten, 10, the one manifested that returns into the naught unmanifest. the all-mighty, the all-ruler, the all-knower, the all-father, adored by all men and by me abhorred, be thou accursed, be thou abolished, be thou annihilated, amen! book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 60 [62] commentary( kappa-digamma) the title of the chapter refers to the hindu legend. the first paragraph should be read in connection with our previous remarks upon the number 91. the number of the chapter, 26, is that of tetragrammaton, the manifest creator, jehovah. he is called the second in relation to that which is above the abyss, comprehended under the title of the first. but the vulgarians conceive of nothing beyond the creator, and therefore call him the

r the lingam. the doctrine is that the great work should be accomplished without creating n ew karma, for the letter n, the fish, the vesica, the womb, breeds, whereas the ey e of horus does not; or, if it does so, breeds, according to turkish tradition, a me ssiah. death implies resurrection; the illusion is reborn, as the scythe of death in the tarot has a crosspiece. this is in connection with the hindu doctrine, express ed in their injunction "fry your seeds. act so as to balance your past karma, and create no new, so that, as it were, the books are balanced. while you have either a credit or a debit, you are still in account with the universe (n.b. frater p. wrote this chapter-61-while dining with friends, in about a minute and a half. that is how you must know the qabalah) note (28)


ALEISTER CROWLEY LIBER 777

of the dispute and the beliefs of the disputants. time enough that these definitions and their inter-relation should be crystallised, even at the expense of accepted philosophical accuracy. 2. the principal sources of our tables have been the philosophers and traditional systems referred to above, as also, among many others, pietri di abano,2 lilly, eliphaz levi, sir r. burton, swami vivekananda, the hindu, buddhist, and chinese classics, the q ran and its commentators, the book of the dead, and, in particular, original research. the chinese, hindu, buddhist, moslem and egyptian systems have never before been brought into line with the qabalah; the tarot has never been made public. eliphaz levi knew the true attributions but was forbidden to use them* all this secrecy is very silly. an ind


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

t with the mouth wide open, through the buccal cavity with the lips so shaped as to modify the sound from a to o (or u, to the closed lips, when it becomes m. symbolically, this announces the course of nature as proceeding from free and formless creation through controlled and formed preservation to the silence of destruction. the three sounds are harmonized into one; and thus the word represents the hindu trinity of brahma, vishnu, and shiva; and the operations in the universe of their triune energy. it is thus the formula of a manvantara, or period of manifested existence, which alternates with a pralaya, during which creation is latent. analysed qabalistically, the word is found to possess similar properties. a is the negative, and also the unity which concentrates it into a positive fo

te is closed by his death. we see accordingly how aum is, on either system, the expression of a dogma which implies catastrophe in nature. it is cognate with the formula of the slain god. the "resurrection" and "ascension" are not implied in it. they are later inventions without basis in necessity; they may be described indeed as freudian phantasms conjured up by the fear of facing reality. to 46 the hindu, indeed, they are still less respectable. in his view, existence is essentially objectionable<manifested existence implies imperfection. but they understand why perfection devises this disguise. the theory is developed fully in liber aleph, and in part iv of this book 4. see also cap v paragraph on digamma final of digamma-iota-alpha-omicron-digamma; and his princi

lied a fundamental falsehood. he consequently determined to modify the word in such a manner as to fit it to represent the arcana unveiled by the aeon of which he had attained to be the logos. the essential task was to emphasize the fact that nature is not catastrophic, but proceeds by means of undulations. it might be suggested that manvantara and pralaya are in reality complementary curves; but the hindu doctrine insists strongly on denying continuity to the successive phases. it was nevertheless important to avoid disturbing the trinitarian arrangement of the word, as would be done by the addition of other letters. it was equally desirable to make it clear that the letter m represents an operation which does not actually occur in nature except as the withdrawal of phenomena into the abs

f representations of objective truth, but the image itself is confused by a thousand cross-currents set in motion by the various complexes and inhibitions of his character. if therefore one consults the oracle, one must take sure that one is not consciously or unconsciously bringing pressure to bear upon it. it is just as when an englishman cross-examines a hindu, the ultimate answer will be what the hindu imagines will best please the inquirer. the same difficulty appears in a grosser form when one receives a perfectly true reply, but insists on interpreting it so as to suit one's desires. the vast majority of people who go to "fortunetellers" have nothing else in mind but the wish to obtain supernatural sanction for their follies. apart from occultism altogether, every one knows that whe

he initiated chinese system of magick. the tao teh king (s.b.e. series) gives the initiated chinese system of mysticism. tannhauser, by a. crowley. an allegorical drama concerning the progress of the soul; the tannhauser story slightly remodelled. the upanishads (s.b.e. series) the classical basis of vedantism, the bestknown form of hindu mysticism. the bhagavad-gita. a dialogue in which krishna, the hindu "christ, expounds a system of attainment. the voice of the silence, by h. p. blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by frater o. m. the goetia. the most intelligible of the mediaeval rituals of evocation. contains also the favorite invocation of the master therion. the shiva sanhita. a famous hindu treatise on certain physical practices. the hathayoga pradipika. similar to the shiva san

s unity with that quarter of the universe confers upon him the fullest freedom and privilege appurtenant thereto. let the adept take note of the wording of the charge. the "firmament" is the ruach, the "mental plane; it is the realm of shu, or zeus, where revolves the wheel of the gunas, the three forms<correspond to the sulphur, mercury, and salt of alchemy; to sattvas, rajas, and tamas in the hindu system; and are rather modes of action than actual qualities even when conceived as latent. they are the apparatus of communication between the planes; as such, they are conventions. there is no absolute validity in any means of mental apprehension; but unless we make these spirits of the firmament subject unto us by establishing right relation (within the possible limits) with the unive


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS

to stand entirely aloof from all considerations of twopence halfpenny more or fourpence halfpenny less, that one obtains perfect freedom on this plane of discs. all the serious orders of the world, or nearly all, begin by insisting that the aspirant should take a vow of poverty; a buddhist bhikku, for example, can own only nine objects- his three robes, begging bowl, a fan, toothbrush, and so on. the hindu and mohammedan orders have similar regulations; and so do all the important orders of monkhood in christianity. our own order is the only exception of importance; and the reason for this is that it is much more difficult to retain one's purity if one is living in the world than if one simply cuts oneself off from it. it is far easier magic without tears get any book for free on: www.abik

curably commonplace minds. magic without tears get any book for free on: www.abika.com 68 h. serious philosophy has always begun by discarding all these puerilities. it has of necessity been divided into these schools: the nihilist, the monist, and the dualist. i. the last of these is, on the surface, the most plausible; for almost the first thing that we notice on inspecting the universe is what the hindu schools call "the pairs of opposites" this too, is very convenient, because it lends itself so readily to orthodox theology; so we have ormuzd and ahriman, the devas and the asuras, osiris and set, et cetera and da capo, personifications of "good" and "evil" the foes may be fairly matched; but more often the tale tells of a revolt in heaven. in this case "evil" is temporary; soon, especi

t of this scheme of things is that on seeking to define parabrahm for the purpose of returning to its purity, it is discovered sooner or later, that it possesses no qualities at all! in other words, as the farmer said, on being shown the elephant: there ain't no sich animile. it was gautama buddha who perceived the inutility of dragging in this imaginary pachyderm. since our parabrahm, he said to the hindu philosophers, is actually nothing, why not stick to or original perception that everything is sorrow, and admit that the only way to escape from sorrow is to arrive at nothingness? we may complete the whole tradition of the indian peninsula very simply. to the vedas, the upanishads, and the tripitaka of the buddhists, we have only to add the tantras of what are called the vamacharya scho

ere were some way of subtracting one from one which would leave a higher, superior kind of a nothing, or as if there were some way of blowing out a candle which would leave moses in a much more egyptian darkness than we ever supposed when we were children "this is not science. this is not business. this is american sunmagic without tears get any book for free on: www.abika.com 117 day journalism. the hindu and the american are very much alike in this innocence, this 'naivet' which demands fairy stories with ever bigger giants. they cannot bear the idea of anything being complete and done with. so, they are always talking in superlatives, and are hard put to it when the facts catch up with them, and they have to invent new superlatives. instead of saying that there are bricks of various siz

ick, and 'one' brick, and 'some' brick; and when they have got to the end they chase through the dictionary for some other epithet to brick, which shall excite the sense of wonder at the magnificent progress and super-progress- i present the american public with this word- which is supposed to have been made. probably the whole thing is a bluff without a single fact behind it. almost the whole of the hindu psychology is an example of this kind of journalism. they are not content with the supreme god. the other man wishes to show off by having a supremer god than that, and when a third man comes along and finds them disputing, it is up to him to invent a supremest super-god "it is simply ridiculous to try to add to the definition of nibbana by this invention of parinibbana, and only talkers

o reduce "god" to "a god" or at best "the god. he must be omniscient( symbol of alchemical mercury) omnipotent( al. sulfur) and omnipresent( al. salt; yet to such a being no purpose would be possible; so that all the apologies for the existence of "evil" crash. if there be opposites of any kind, there can be no consistency. he cannot be two; he must be one; 50 yet, as is obvious, he isn't. how do the hindu philosophers try to get out of this quag "evil" is "illusion" has no "real" existence. then what is the point of it? they say "not that, not that" denying to him all attributes; he is "that which is without quantity or quality" they contradict themselves at every turn; seeking to remove limit, they remove definition. their only refuge is in "superconsciousness" splendid! but now "belief"


ALEISTER CROWLEY MEDITATION

shalt drink no intoxicating drink. for the monk many others are added. the commandments of moses are familiar to all; they are rather similar; and so are those given by christ<talmud> in the "sermon on the mount" some of these are only the "virtues" of a slave, invented by his master to keep him in order. the real point of the hindu "yama" is that breaking any of these would tend to excite the mind. subsequent theologians have tried to improve upon the teachings of the masters, have given a sort of mystical importance to these virtues; they have insisted upon them for their own sake, and turned them into puritanism and formalism. thus "non-killing" which originally meant "do not excite yourself by stalking tigers" h

s, and there is constantly a feeling of being "on the brink of something pretty big" one may expect to proceed to the next state- dhyana. 30 chapter vi dhyana this word has two quite distinct and mutually exclusive meanings. the first refers to the result itself. dhyana is the same word as the pali "jhana" the buddha counted eight jhanas, which are evidently different degrees and kinds of trance. the hindu also speaks of dhyana as a lesser form of samadhi. others, however, treat it as if it were merely an intensification of dharana. patanjali says "dhrana is holding the mind on to some particular object. an unbroken flow of knowledge in that subject is dhyana. when that, giving up all forms, reflects only the meaning, it is samadhi" he combines these three into samyama. we shall treat of d

is this. the student has not been trying to excite the mind but to calm it, not to produce any one thought but to exclude all thoughts; for there is no connection between the object of meditation and the dhyana. why must we suppose a breaking down of the whole process, especially as the mind bears no subsequent traces of any interference, such as pain or fatigue? surely this once, if never again, the hindu image expresses the simplest theory! that image is that of a lake into which five glaciers move. these glaciers are the senses. while ice (the impressions) is breaking off constantly into the lake, the waters are troubled. if the glaciers are stopped the surface becomes calm; and then, and only then, can it reflect unbroken the disk of the sum. this sun is the "soul" or "god" we should

on is only perfect when these ideas are contradictory. this is the essence of the hegelian logic. the magick cup, as was shown above, is also the flower. it is the lotus which opens to the sun, and which collects the dew. this lotus is in the hand of isis the great mother. it is a symbol similar to the cup in the hand of our lady babalon. there are also the lotuses in the human body, according to the hindu system of physiology referred to in the chapter on dharana<three channels, sushumna in the middle, ida and pingala on either side("cf" the tree of life. the central channel is compressed at the base by kundalini, the magical power, a sleeping serpent. awake her: she darts up the spine, and the prana flows through t

arch of events is now nothing but inertia. let the magician consider these matters before he takes the sword in his hand. let him understand that the ruach, this loose combination of 6 sephiroth, only bound together by their attachment to the human will in tiphereth, must be rent asunder. the mind must be broken up into a form of insanity before it can be transcended. david said "i hate thoughts" the hindu says "that which can be thought is not true" paul said "the carnal mind is enmity against god" and every one who meditates, even for an hour, will soon discover how this gusty aimless wind makes his flame flicker "the wind bloweth where it listeth" the normal man is less than a straw<ruach also the symbol of the spiri

about to spring; in my coiling there is joy. if i lift up my head, i and my nuit are one; if i droop down mine head and shoot forth venom, there is rapture of the earth, and i and the earth are one" the serpent is also the kundalini serpent, the magical force itself, the manifesting side of the godhead of the magician, whose unmanifested side is peace and silence, of which there is no symbol. in the hindu system the great work is represented by saying that this serpent, which is normally coiled at the base of the spine, rises with her hood over the head of the yogi, there to unite with the lord of all. the serpent is also he who poisons. it is that force which destroys the manifested universe. this is also the emerald snake which encircles the universe. this matter must be studied in libe


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE LAW OF LIBERTY

he chance of union "this is the creation of the world, that the pain of division is as nothing, and the joy of dissolution all" it is shown later how this can be, how death itself is an ecstasy like love, but more intense, the reunion of the soul with its true self. and what are the conditions of this joy, and peace, and glory? is ours the gloomy asceticism of the christian, and the buddhist, and the hindu? are we walking in eternal fear lest some "sin" should cut us off from "grace? by no means "be ye goodly therefore: dress ye all in fine apparel; eat rich foods and drink sweet wines, and wines that foam! also, take your fill and will of love as ye will, when, where, and with whom ye will! but always unto me" this is the only point to bear in mind, that every act must the law of liberty


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE QABALAH

dimensions, and thus it is the object of the magnum opus. the three paths which connect it with the first trinity are the three lost letters or fathers of the hebrew alphabet. in daath is said to be the head of the great serpent nechesh or leviathan, called evil to conceal its holiness (cjn= 358= hycm, the messiah or redeemer, and tywl= 496= twklm, the bride) it is identical with the kundalini of the hindu philosophy, the kwan-se-on of the mongolian peoples, and means the magical force in man, which is the sexual force applied to the brain, heart, and other organs, and redeemeth him. the gradual disclosure of these magical secrets to the poet may be traced in these volumes,32 which it has been my privilege to be asked to explain. it has been impossible to do more than place in the hands of

awh dja, he is one god [la, aleph, an ox, a thousand. the redeeming bull. by shape the swastika, and so the lightning. as the lightning ligheneth out of the east even unto the west, so shall be the coming of the son of man. 45 sa, ruin, destruction, sudden death. scil, of the personality in samadhi. lpa, thick darkness. cf. st. john of the cross, who describes these phenomena in great detail \ua, the hindu aum or om.46 llwhm, mad the destruction of reason by illumination. hlwu, a holocaust. cf. sa. alp, the hidden wonder, a title of kether. 114. umd, a tear. the age of christian rosenkreutz. 43 i.e. the 13 paths above tiphareth. 78 is s (1 12) so to get this number you need to add up the numbers on the tarot trumps of those paths rather than the letters, which will give you 105 t.s. 44 cro

four divine names of the lesser ritual of the pentagram t.s. 63 the title of a high degree in certain masonic rites, immediately proceeding grand inspector general. sometimes called prince of the royal secret t.s. 64 another masonic term, generally denoting the highest degree or ruling council of a particular rite t.s. liber lviii 37 the answer of the adept to the first form of the problem is for the hindu thou art that (see previous chapter, the yogi; for the qabalist malkuth is in kether, and kether is in malkuth, or that which is below is like that which is above or simply yod (the foundation of all letters having the number 10, symbolising malkuth. the answer of the adept to the second form of the problem is for the christian all the familiar teaching of the song of songs and the apoca


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE SWORD OF SONG

he sword of song 32 bard is pleased with himself. poetee manifests a natural irritation. sabb pi dukkham! beyond thought, is there hope? maya again. vision of the such view our normal consciousness tells us. i ll quote now if you list 270 from tennyson. it isn t much (skip this and twill be even less) he say: i am not what i see,38 and other than the things i touch* how lucid is our alfred t! 275 the hindu, an advaitist, crosses off maya from the list; believes in one exactly so, dhyana-consciousness, you know! may it not be that one step further 280 this lotused buddha roaring murther ?39 nibbana is the state above you christians and them hindus lord love you! where nothing is perceived as such. this clever thought doth please me much. 285 but if das essen ist das nichts ha! hegel s windo

bible. but this is really the most sublime affirmation of the qabalist. ain is god for the meaning of ain, and of this idea, see berashith, infra. the fool is he of the tarot, to whom the number 0 is attached, to make the meaning patent to a child. i insult your idol, quoth the good missionary; he is but of dead stone. he does not avenge himself. he does not punish me. i insult your god, replied the hindu; he is invisible. he does not avenge himself, nor punish me. my god will punish you when you die! so, when you die, will my idol punish you! no earnest student of religion or draw poker should fail to commit this anecdote to memory. 767. mr chesterton.80 i must take this opportunity to protest against the charge brought by mr. chesterton against the englishmen who write philosophical ess

gravest possible mistake to sneer at those humble but faithful followers of the great minds of the world. what, then, are the best, easiest, directed methods to attain our result? and how shall we, in mortal language, convey to the minds of others the nature of a result so beyond language, baffling even imagination eagle-pinioned? it may help us if we endeavour to outline the distinction between the hindu and buddhist methods and aims of the great work. the hindu method is really mystical in the truest sense; for, as i have shown, the atman is not infinite and eternal: one day tycarb 80 it must sink down with the other forces. but by creating in thought an infinite impersonal personality, by defining it as such, all religions except the buddhist and, as i believe, the qabalistic, have sou

ly mystical in the truest sense; for, as i have shown, the atman is not infinite and eternal: one day tycarb 80 it must sink down with the other forces. but by creating in thought an infinite impersonal personality, by defining it as such, all religions except the buddhist and, as i believe, the qabalistic, have sought to annihilate their own personality. the buddhist aims directly at extinction; the hindu denies and abolished his own finity by the creation of an absolute. as this cannot be done in reality, the process is illusory; yet it is useful in the early stages as far, at any rate, as the fourth stage of dhyana, where the buddha places it, though the yogis claim to attain to nirvikalpa-samadhi, and that moksha is identical with nirvana; the former claim i see no reason to deny them;

arose. thus the most obvious attribute of the cosmos is its impermenance. it assumes the aspect not so much of a permanent entity as of a changeful process, in which naught endures save the flow of energy and the rational order which pervades it. this is an admirable summary of the buddhist doctrine (b) see above on the first noble truth (c) this is the grand position which buddha carried against the hindu philosophers. in our own country it is the argument of hume, following berkeley to a place where berkeley certainly never meant to go a curious parallel fulfilment of christ s curse against peter (john xxi. the bishop demolishes the idea of a substratum of matter, and science and buddhism 87 hume follows by applying an identical process of reasoning to the phenomena of mind.1 let us cons

indu philosophers. in our own country it is the argument of hume, following berkeley to a place where berkeley certainly never meant to go a curious parallel fulfilment of christ s curse against peter (john xxi. the bishop demolishes the idea of a substratum of matter, and science and buddhism 87 hume follows by applying an identical process of reasoning to the phenomena of mind.1 let us consider the hindu theory. they classify the phenomena (whether well or ill matters nothing, but represent them all as pictured in, but not affecting, a certain changeless, omniscient, blissful existence called atman. holding to theism, the existence of evil forces them to the fichtean position that the ego posits the non-ego, and we learn that nothing really exists after all but brahm. they then distingui

glo-indian medical men, the proof would still be lacking. they might not be the real men. the indian native would take intense delight in bringing round the village idiot to be inspected in the character of a holy man by the doctor sahib. the anglo-indian is a fool; a minimum medical education is in most cases insufficient to abate the symptoms to nil, though perhaps it must always diminish them. the hindu is the sphinx of civilisation; nearly all that has been written on him is worthless; those who know him best know this fact best. a. c. science and buddhism 89 survives death, what does it matter to us? why are we to be so altruistic as to avoid the reincarnation of a being in all points different from ourselves? as the small boy said, what has posterity done for me? but somethin does pe

ual lack of experience in the mind of the reader of the phenomena discussed. i will go so far as to say that perhaps mr. spencer himself is so bitter because he himself has actual experience of transfigured realism as a directly presented phenomenon; for if he supposes that the normal healthy mind can perceive what he perceives, berkeley s arguments must seem to him mere wanton stupidity. i class the hindu philosophy with the idealist; the bhuddistic with that of mr. herbert spencer; the great difference between the two being that the buddhists recognise clearly these (or similar) conclusions as phenomena, mr. spencer, inconsistently enough, only as truths verified by a higher and more correct reasoning than that of his opponents. we recognise, with berkeley, that reason teaches us that th

tfold path, of which i propose to give a short resum. first, however, of the goal. it may be readily syllogised: all existing things are (by nature, inevitably) subject to change. in nirvana is no change\ no existing thing is or can be in nirvana. now here is the great difficulty; for this syllogism is perfectly sound, and yet we speak of attaining nirvana, tasting nirvana &c [we must distinguish the hindu nirvana, which means cessation of existence in certain lokas; never absolute cessation, as 1 or international buddhist society, founded in rangoon in 1903. the buddhist tradition, the etymology, and the logical value alike require for the word as applied to the buddhist goal. see chidders, pali dictionary, sub voce nibbana] the explanation is really as follows: only by this term nirvana

organs to translate them into knowledge as far surpassing ours as ours surpasses that of the wallowing reptiles which once held possession of this planet. a. c. 2 a note showing the necessity and scope of the work in question. science and buddhism 99 the mind is a machine that reasons; here are its results. very good; can it do anything else? this is the question not only of the buddhist; but of the hindu, of the mohammedan, of the mystic. all try their various methods; all attain results of sorts; none have had the genuine training which would have enabled them to record those results in an intelligible, orderly form. others deliberately set their face against such an attempt. i am not of them; humanity has grown up; if the knowledge be dangerous in unexpected ways, what of bacteriology?

die! he cried genially, on beholding the downcast appearance of his fellow-conspirator. this ll break the slate. there is no change in the arupa- brahma-loka! 3 rupe me no rupes! howled the necromancer. get up, fool! roared the god. i have got perdu r abu elected maha brahma. oh lord, have you really? said the wizard, looking a little 1 the world of black magic. 2 heaven. 3 the highest heaven of the hindu. formless place of brahma is its name. less glum. ay! cried ganesha impassively, let on follow on down the vaulted and echoing corridors of eternity: pile mahakalpa upon mahakalpa until an asankhya1 of crores2 have passed away; and maha brahma will still sit lone and meditate upon his lotus throne. good, good! said the magus, though there seems a reminiscence of the bhagavad-gita and the


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rs out that he has always heard so; naturally mccabbage has no difficulty in proving to him by biological methods that he has no soul; and with a sunny smile each passes on his way. 128 but mccabbage is wasted on the philosopher whose belief in a soul rests on introspection; we must have heavier metal; hume will serve our turn, may be. but hume in his turn becomes perfectly futile, pitted against the hindu mystic, who is in constant intense enjoyment of his new-found atman. it takes a buddha-gun to knock "his" castle down. now the ideas of mccabbage are banal and dull; those of hume are live and virile; there is a joy in them greater than the joy of the man in the street. so too the buddha-thought, anatta, is a more splendid conception than the philosopher's dutch-doll-like ego, or the rat


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are the three lost letters or fathers of the hebrew alphabet. in daath is said to be the head of the great serpent nechesh or leviathan, called evil to conceal its holiness (hb:shin hb:chet hb:nun= 358= hb:chet hb:yod hb:shin hb:mem, the messiah or redeemer, and hb:koph-final hb:taw hb:yod hb:vau hb:lamed= 496= hb:taw hb:vau hb:koph hb:lamed hb:mem, the bride) it is identical with he kundalini of the hindu philosophy, the kwan-se-on of the mongolian peoples, and means the magical force in man, which is the sexual force applied to the brain, heart, and other organs, and redeemeth him. the gradual disclosure of these magical secrets to the poet may be traced in these volumes, which it has been my privilege to be asked to explain. it has been impossible to do more than place in the hands of a

eneth out of the east even unto the west, so shall be the coming of the son of man" an allusion to the descent of shiva upon shakti in samahdi. the roman a shows the same through the shape of the pentagram, which it imitates. asn, ruin, destruction, sudden death "scil, of the personality in samadhi. apl, thick darkness "cf" st john of the cross, who describes these phenomena in great detail. amo, the hindu aum or om. mhvll, mad- the destruction of reason by illumination. ovlh, a holocaust "cf" asn. pla, the hidden wonder, a title of kether. 114. dmo, a tear. the age of christian rosencreutz. 120. smk, samech, a prop. also mvsdi, basis, foundation. 120= 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5, and is thus a synthesis of the power of the pentagram [also 1+ 2+ 15= 120] hence its importance in the 5= 6 ritual, q.v

d anhungred and athirst seeks a seat at the table of adepts, and a portion of the bread of spiritual experience, and a draught of the wine of ecstasy. it is then thoroughly understood that the aspirant is seeking to solve the great problem. and he may conceive, as various schools of adepts in the ages have conceived, this problem in three main forms. 1. i am not god. i wish to become god. this is the hindu conception. i am malkuth. i wish to become kether. this is the qabalistic equivalent. 110 2. i am a fallen creature. i wish to be redeemed. this is the christian conception. i am malkuth, the fallen daughter. i wish to be set upon the throne of binah my supernal mother. this is the qabalistic equivalent. 3. i am the finite square; i wish to be one with the infinite circle. this is the un

lkuth, the fallen daughter. i wish to be set upon the throne of binah my supernal mother. this is the qabalistic equivalent. 3. i am the finite square; i wish to be one with the infinite circle. this is the unsectarian conception. i am the cross of extension; i wish to be one with the infinite rose. this is the qabalistic equivalent. the answer of the adept to the first form of the problem is for the hindu "thou art that (see previous chapter "the yogi; for the qabalist "malkuth is in kether, and kether is in malkuth" or "that which is below is like that which is above" or simply "yod (the foundation of all letters having the number 10, symbolising malkuth) the answer of the adept to the second form of the problem is for the christian all the familiar teaching of the song of songs and the


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common phenomenon of wandering thought and this phenomenon which is at the very portal of true and perfect concentration; yet it is most important that the distinction should be seized. the further difficulty will occur i hope! of distinguishing between the vacancy of the idiot, and that destruction of thought which we call shivadarshana, or nirvikalpa-samadhi.[we must again refer the reader to the hindu classics. ed. the only diagnostic i can think of is this; that there is (i can't be sure about it) no rational connection between the thought one left behind one and the new thought. in a simple wandering during the practice of concentration one can very nearly always (especially with a little experience) trace the chain. with neighbourhood-concentration this is not so. perhaps there is

this is very difficult. to concentrate the mind upon a definite thing is hard enough; yet at least there is something to grasp, and some means of checking one's result. but in this case, the moment one's will takes a magical shape and the will simply revels in creating shapes at the moment one knows that one has gone off the track. 72 this is of course (nearly enough) another way of expressing the hindu meditation whose method is to kill all thoughts as they arise in the mind. the difference is that i am aiming at a target, while they are preventing arrows from striking one. in my aspiration to know adonai, i resemble their yogis who concentrate on their "personal lord" but at the same time it must be remembered that i am not going to be content with what would content them. in other wo

ower of elemental darkness, broken once and for ever, so that his sleep is vivid and rational as another man's waking; his waking another man's samadhi; his samadhi to which he ever strives at least this later view is suggested by the rosicrucian formula of reception: may thy mind be open unto the higher! may thy heart be the centre of light! may thy body be the temple of the rosy cross! and by the hindu statement that in the attained yogin 102 the kundalini sleeps in the svadistthana, no more in the muladhara cakkr m. see also the rosicrucian lecture on the microcosmos, where this view is certainly upheld, the qliphoth of an adept being balanced and trained to fill his malkuth, vacated by the purified nephesch which has gone up to live in tiphereth. or so o.m. read it. the other idea of


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o the world's end; and so i find it impossible to open a subject, however small 57 in appearance, without discovering an universe. so, as i set myself to discuss the character of mystic states, it is immediately evident that if i am to render myself at all intelligible to english readers, a totally new system of classification must be thought out. the classical eight jhanas will be useless to us; the hindu system is almost as bad; the qabalistic requires a preliminary knowledge of the tree of life whose explanation would require a volume to itself; but fortunately we have, in the buddhist skandhas and the three characteristics which deny them, a scheme easily assimilable to western psychology. in "science and buddhism" i dealt in some detail with these skandhas; but i will briefly recapitu

as his "gemius> the yogi is gone, just as the 77 hydrogen is gone. it is not that the heart has become vishnu, or that vishnu has filled the heart. the heart is gone, just as the chlorine is gone. there is the tube, and it is full of hcl out of all relation to its elements, through the result of their union (i purposely take the "elementary chemistry" view of the matter) samadhi is therefore with the hindu a result, the result of results indeed. there are higher and lower forms. that called nirvikalpa-samadhi, when the trance results from banishing thought altogether, instead of concentrating on one thought, is the highest kind. but, with the buddhist, samadhi, though the state of mind meant is the same, is not an end, but a means. the holy-man-of-the-east must keep this state of mind unim

usness to attack that dualism. but i must observe that this idea is so tremendous that i almost doubt its possibility, and tremble as to my own understanding of it. samadhi twelve seconds in duration is a phenomenon to shake the soul of a man, to uproot his kamma, to destroy his identity- and bhikku ananda metteyya cheerfully talks of practically perpetual samadhi as the first step to attainment! the hindu, too, asks this question. 78 "i" he says "define phenomena as changeful and atman the noumenon as without change. when challenged, i merely retort by distinguishing between atman and paramatman. you say the same, but for atman you say 'nibbana" the buddhist can only retort, rudely enough: there is no atman; and there is nibbana. the hindu probably mutters something about criticism of nib

n with fair frequency that in the course of any advanced meditation or invocation this particular type of spiritual experience may suddenly arise without apparent cause. anyway, let us hope so! as a matter of practical politics, i think that a judicious mixture of the methods of east and west is likely to give the best results. let the young adept, for example, master thoroughly the groundwork of the hindu system. let him master asana, posture, so that he can sit motionless for hours without any message from his body reaching and so disturbing his brain. let him include in his accomplishments paranayama, control of the breath and of the vital nervous currents which react in sympathy with it. let him then exalt to the utmost his soul by the appropriate ritual of ceremonial magic; and when b

ntirely overpowering the intention of picturing inflicted pain. roderic, who, far from being a good man, was actually a freethinker, thought it a grimly apt symbol of the religion of our day. on his right stood a plaster muse, with a lyre, the effect being decidedly improved by some one who had affixed a comic mask with a grinning mouth and a long pink nose; on his left a stone plaque of lakshmi, the hindu venus, a really very fine piece of work, clean and dignified, in a way the one sanity in the room, except an exquisite pencil sketch of a child, done with all the delicacy and strength of whistler. the rest of the decoration was a delicious mixture of the grotesque and the obscene. sketches, pastels, cuts, cartoons, oils, all the media of art, had been exhausted in a 108 noble attempt to


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ery symbol, but only to the god which every symbol veils. and lake harris is perfectly clear on the point. the "counterpart" is often impersonated, with the deadliest results. but if the aspirant be wise and favoured, he will reject all but the true. and i really fail to see much difference between this doctrine and our own of attaining the knowledge an conversation of the holy guardian angel, or the hindu doctrine of becoming one with god. we may easily agree that lake harris made the error of thinking men pure-minded, and so used language which the gross might misinterpret; but sincere study of this book will make the truth apparent to all decent men. aleister crowley [we print this review without committing ourselves to any opinion as to how these doctrines may be interpreted in practic

in reality brand new" as zunz 335 says. he does not understand it, but he is not alone in this. few understand the qabalah; and therefore few talk sense about the pentateuch. we recommend duff, d. d, to study "a note on genesis" in vol. i, no. 2, the equinox, after which if he still considers it "fancied" we shall be ready to discuss it with him. b. rashith. the sacred sports of siva. printed at the hindu mission press. annas 8. the editor in his preface does not see the objection to gods and especially to siva holding sports, neither do we. but you must play square, even if you are a god; it is not cricket to slay the whole of the opposing eleven each time you are bowled. but perhaps siva had a reputation to keep up; we'll ask kali. vishnu. ritual, faith, and morals. by f. h. perrycoste


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d makes a masterpiece, and yet another, with the self-same instruments and opportunities, turns out a daub or botch,is twenty times more curious than all the musings of the mystics, works of the rosicrucians, or the mechanical contrivances which seem to-day so fine, and which our children will disdain as clumsy (r. b. cumminghame graham in his preface to "the canon. 6 form here is synonymous with the hindu m y, it is also the chief power of the buddhist devil, mara, and even of that mighty devil, choronzon. this form? sense perception. what will destroy this form, and reveal to us that which lies behind it? 49 presumably cessation of sense perception. how can we prove our theory? by cutting away every perception, every thought- form as it is born, until nothing thinkable is left, not even

the mudras, as laid down in the "hatha yoga pradipika" and the "shiva sanhita" so that he may arouse the sleeping kundalini, the great goddess, as she is called, who sleeps coiled up at the mouth of the sushumn. but before we deal with either of these exercises, it will be necessary to explain the mystical constitution of the human organism and the six chakkras which constitute the six stages of the hindu tau of life. the constitution of the human organism firstly, we have the atman, the self or knower, whose being consists in a trinity in unity of, sat, absolute existence; chit, wisdom; ananda, bliss. secondly, the anthak rana or the internal instrument, which has five attributes according to the five elements, thus: spirit. atma. air. manas.76 the mind or thought faculty. 1. spirit. fir

find that nirvana and nibb na are the same216 in 134 fact as in 213 "ibid, iii, 5, 6. 214 "ibid, iii, 4, 4. 215 compare "m nd kya upanishad" 1, 16. in the infinite illusion of the universe the soul sleeps; when it awakes then there wakes in it the eternal, free from time and sleep and dreams. 216 most buddhists will raise a terrific howl when they read this; but, in spite of their statement that the hindu nirvana, the absorption into brahman, corresponds not with their nibb na, but with their fourth ar pa-vimokha, we nevertheless maintain, that in essence nirvana and nibb na are the same, or in detail, if logic is necessary in so illogical an argument, it certainly sided rather with nirvana than nibb na. nibb na is final says the buddhist, when once an individual enters it there is no get

for all things in the universe originated from him. this is as it should be, though we see little difference between proceeding from to proceeding to, when it comes to a matter of first and last causes. the only reason why the buddhist does not fall into the snare, is, not because he has explained away brahman, but because he refuses to discuss him at all. further the buddhist argues that should the hindu even attain by the exaltation of his selfhood to ar pa brahma-loka, though for a period incalculable he would endure there, yet in the end karma would once again exert its sway over him "and he would die as an ar pa brahma- loka, though for a period incalculable he would endure there, yet in the end karma would once again exert its sway over him "and he would die as an ar pabrahmaloka-de

e universe will go to nibb na, and that at one time naught save nibb na will be. then in the end desire dies in it, which was the primal germ of mind. where will that desire go to, if nibb na will be the all, and will be perfect, then what will be the object of this emanation of a sorrow-filled universe' this is all the merest twaddle of a hyde park atheist or christian evidence preacher. granted the hindu brahman is rationally ridiculous, yet nevertheless it is more rational to suppose a continuous chain of sorrowful universes and states of oblivion than an unaccounted-for state of sorrow and an unaccountable finality. it is as rational or irrational to ask where "brahman" came from, as it is to ask where "karma" came from. both are illusions, and as discussion of the same will only creat

seven conditions of arahatship (bogghang; the path, readiness of memory (satipatth na; the four kinds of right exertion (sammappadh na; the four stages of ecstasy (gh na; the eight forms of spiritual emancipation (vimokh; the four modes of self-concentration (sam dhi);225 the eight states of intense contemplation (sam patti. it would be waste of time to compare the above states with the states of the hindu yoga, or enumerate other similarities which exist by the score, but one point we must not overlook, and that is the noble eightfold path, which contains the very essence of gotama's teaching, as he said: there is a middle path, o monks, the two extremes avoiding, by the tath gata attained- a path which makes for insight and gives understanding, which leads to peace of mind, to the higher


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e exception of the "bagh-i-muattar (probsthain& co, 1910, 3 "gs, and therefore difficult of access, is the greatest of persian mystic treatises, though it is rather elementary. but we can recommend no better volume for those who know but a little. dr bricteux has no experience of mysticism, and so makes mistakes. this was to be expected, but i am surprised at the scholar's error of asserting that the hindu system lacks the method of love. as ninety-five hindus practise bhakti-yoga for five that practise any other kind, we advise dr bricteux to be more careful. but this is a small blemish on a very fine essay. abhavananda. rubaiyat d'omar khayyami. mis en rimes fransaises par jules de barthold. bruxelles, 10 rue de la tribune (librairie ch. carrington. 5 "francs" since the "loathsome and ab


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deprecate the use of the word god because of the many quarrels it causes in the world between the different thinkers of the human family. these differences are founded largely upon differences in phraseology, upon the terms used to express fundamental ideas, and upon varying methods of organisation. when the scientist, for instance, speaks of force, or energy, and the christian speaks of god, and the hindu uses terms analogous to the 'i am that i am' or the self, they are all speaking of one and the same great life, but have lost much time in endeavouring to prove each other wrong, and to demonstrate the accuracy of their own interpretation. we next saw that, roughly speaking, atomic evolution could be divided into two parts or stages; one stage we called the atomic stage, and another we c

of the great international plans within the planet. we must bear in mind also, that, though we human beings consider ourselves as the highest and greatest manifestation upon the planet, there may be other evolutions through which the central life may be working, of which we know as yet but little. we must study not only man, but should consider also the angel evolution, or the deva evolution, as the hindu calls it. this opens up for us an immense field of study and speculation. again, within the solar system we shall expect to find analogous stages. we shall find, probably, that the great life animating the entire solar system, the great entity who is using it for the- 53- the consciousness of the atom copyright 1998 lucis trust working out of a definite purpose, energises it by means of


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own in the others as the planetary logos is only concerned in the two final initiations, which are not compulsory as are the earlier five, it serves no purpose to enlarge upon his work. these initiations are taken upon the buddhic and atmic planes, whereas the first five are taken upon the mental. the lord of the world, the one initiator, he who is called in the bible "the ancient of days" and in the hindu scriptures the first kumara, he, sanat kumara it is, who from his throne at shamballa in the gobi desert, presides over the lodge of masters, and holds in his hands the reins of government in all the three departments. called in some scriptures "the great sacrifice" he has chosen to watch over the evolution of men and devas until all have been occultly "saved" he it is who decides upon t

controls all things, the resultant of moral action, or the moral effect of an act committed for the attainment of something which gratifies a personal desire. kumaras. the highest seven self-conscious beings in the solar system. these seven kumaras manifest through the medium of a planetary scheme in the same way as a human being manifests through the medium of a physical body. they are called by the hindu "the mind-born sons of brahma, amongst other names. they are the sumtotal of intelligence and of wisdom. within the planetary scheme the reflection of the systemic order is also seen. at the head of our world evolution stands the first kumara, aided by six other kumaras, three exoteric and three esoteric. who are the focal points for the distribution of the force of the systemic kumaras

is is at the circumference of the manifested solar system, and is the periphery of the influence of the sun, both esoterically and exoterically understood. the limit of the field of activity of the central life force. root race. one of the seven races of man which evolve upon a planet during the great cycle of planetary existence. this cycle is called a world period. the aryan root race, to which the hindu, european, and modern american races belong, is the fifth, the chinese and japanese belonging to the fourth race. sensa, or senzar. the name for the secret sacerdotal language, or the "mystery speech" of the initiated adepts all over the world. it is a universal language, and largely a hieroglyphic cypher. shamballa. the city of the gods, which is in the west to some nations, in the east


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of all these entities may be divided mainly into three groups, though necessarily these groups can be extended into septennates and into an infinity of multiples of seven. in connection with a solar logos the cycles might be called: 1. one hundred years of brahma. 2. a year of brahma. 3. a day of brahma- 175- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust these periods have been computed by the hindu students and are the sumtotal of time as we understand it or the duration of a solar system. in connection with a heavenly man we have the corresponding cycles to those of the logos: 1. the period of a planetary scheme. 2. the period of a planetary chain. 3. the period of a planetary round. within these three divisions, which are the differentiations of the three great cycles of incarnat

various cosmologies of the world, we shall see that the process of creation was carried on by the means of sound or speech or the word. we have it in the christian bible "in the beginning was the word, and the word was god. all things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was made."91(257) thus, according to the christian teaching, the worlds were made by the word of god. in the hindu scriptures we will find that the lord vishnu, who stands for the second person of the trinity, is called "the voice" he is the great singer who has built the worlds and the universe by his song. he is the revealer of the thought of god who has constructed the universe of solar systems. just as the christian speaks about the great word, the word of god, the christ, so the hindu speaks of

tent by a separated consciousness in time and space, and possible all that which is not so being thought of at any period in time and any point in space we call absolute consciousness. it is the all, the eternal, the infinite, the changeless. consciousness, thinking time and space, and of all forms as existing in them in succession and in places, is the universal consciousness, the one, called by the hindu the saguna brahman the eternal with attributes the pratyag-atma the inner self; by the parsi, hormuzd; by the mussulman, allah. consciousness dealing with a definite time, however long or short, with a definite space, however vast or restricted, is individual, that of a concrete being, a lord of many universes, or a- 767- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust universe or o

into a primal three, a subsequent seven vowels and then into seven notes and then into seven combinations of the seven notes on a basic three and then into hymns. all these falling into the material field of the consonants, gradually produced the manifested crystallised forms which are collectively taken as the universe. the world to a thinker is the magic motion produced by the orphean singer or the hindu saraswati "in the vishnu purana, second part, you will see that the power that resides in the sun is represented as the three-sided vedic power, that the power as rik creates, as yajus preserves and as sama destroys. rik is therefore the creative song of the devas in the sun. yajus the song of preservation and sama the song of destruction of the devas in the sun and construction of the d

es; classes and races kingdoms; kingdoms of many grades and varied linkings make up a planet, planets make up a solar system, solar systems a vaster system, and so on, unending; nowhere is found simplicity indivisible; nowhere complexity final. all is relative. from pranava-vada, pp. 334-335. 124 40: it might be of interest to note the correspondences between these six forces and the "shaktis" of the hindu philosophy. the secret doctrine says that: the six are the six forces of nature. what are these six forces? see s. d, i, 312. a. they are types of energy. b. they are the dynamic quality or characteristic of a planetary logos. c. they are the life force of a heavenly man directed in a certain direction. these "shaktis" are as follows: 1. parashakti literally, the supreme force, energy an


ALICE A BAILEY05 THE LIGHT OF THE SOUL

ates when love and activity (the second and third aspects) are brought together, characterise his life on earth, and he can say as did the christ "it is finished" the date of the birth of patanjali is unknown and there is a good deal of controversy upon this matter. most of the occidental authorities ascribe a date between the years 820 b. c. to 300 b. c, though one or two place him after christ. the hindu authorities themselves, however, who may be supposed to know something about the matter, ascribe a very much earlier date, even as far back as 10,000 b. c. patanjali was a compiler of teaching which, up to the time of his advent, had been given orally for many centuries. he was the first to reduce the teaching to writing for the use of students and hence he is regarded as the founder of

g has reference also to the divine son of god, the second aspect monadic, as he manifests through the medium of a human being. this is the microcosmic soul. the following synonyms of the ishvara aspect may be found of value. the macrocosm. ishvara, the second aspect .w hose nature is love. the son of god .t he revealer of the father. the cosmic christ. god in incarnation. vishnu. second person of the hindu trimurti. the soul of all things .a toms and souls are synonymous terms. the all-self. the sum total of all selves. i am that. group consciousness. aum. word of revelation. the word. god in the flesh. the gurudeva. the master of all. the light of the world. shining in darkness. the microcosm. the second aspect. love wisdom. the son of the father. the revealer of the monad. the christ. ch

tanding of this sutra is found in the word detachment. the aspirant (as he makes his sense contacts and through the medium of the five senses comes into touch with the phenomenal world) will gradually assume more and more the position of onlooker. his consciousness therefore shifts slowly out of the realm of the sense vehicles into that of the "dweller in the body" it is interesting to note here, the hindu teaching upon the uses of the tongue and the entire region of the nose and the palate. the orthodox oriental teaching gives the following suggestions: method sense result 1. concentration upon the tip of the nose. smell. perfumes. 2. concentration upon the root of the tongue. hearing .s ounds. 3. concentration upon the tip of the tongue .t aste .f lames. 4. concentration upon the middle

inated in the latent stages by right habits of thought resulting in the setting up of the liberty-producing means. ignorance (avidya) must be supplanted by the true vidya or knowledge, and as is well-known, in this fourth race on this fourth globe and in the fourth round, the four vidyas and the four noble truths and the four basic elements form the sum total of this knowledge. the four vidyas of the hindu philosophy might be enumerated as follows: 1. yajna vidya. the performance of religious rites in order to produce certain results. ceremonial magic. is concerned with sound, therefore with the akasa or the ether of space. the "yajna" is the invisible deity who pervades space. 2. mahavidya. the great magic knowledge. it has degenerated into tantrika worship. deals with the feminine aspect

the light of the soul copyright 1998 lucis trust this sutra is intended to cover the technicalities of the form aspect of manifestation whether referring to the manifestation of a human atom or of a solar deity, and simply indicates the natural triplicity of substance, its septenary nature, and its various mutations. it expresses the nature of that aspect of divine life which is called brahma by the hindu, and the holy spirit by the christian. this is the third aspect of the trimurti or trinity, the aspect of active intelligent matter, out of which the body of vishnu or of the cosmic christ is to be built in order that shiva, the father or the spirit may have a medium of revelation. it might therefore be of use if the nature of the four divisions of the three gunas were indicated, after g

total of the facts demonstrating the reality of a cosmic incarnation "the word is made flesh" both individually and in a cosmic sense. 2. the unspecific division of the gunas. these are six in number and concern that which lies back of the specific; they deal with that which is subjective and intangible, and with the force display which produces the specific forms. technically these are called in the hindu books the tanmatras. they have to do with consciousness more than form and are the "special modifications of buddhi or consciousness (ganganatha jha. they are: i. the element of hearing, or that which produces the ear, the rudiment of hearing, 2. the element of touch or that which produces the mechanism of touch, the skin, etc, the rudiment of touch, 3. the element of sight, or that whic

e real or spiritual man being lured into the great illusion. it is this which forces man for long aeons to identify himself with the things of the senses and it is this too which eventually brings him to the position where he seeks liberation. 3. the indicated. back of the sixteen specialized divisions and back of the six unspecialized, lies that which is the cause of them all, which is called in the hindu books buddhi, or pure reason, the intellect apart- 90- the light of the soul copyright 1998 lucis trust from the lower mind, sometimes called the intuition, whose nature is love-wisdom. this is the christ-life or principle, which in the process of taking incarnation or form, as we know it, manifests forth as the specific and the unspecific. it is as yet for the majority only "indicated"

998 lucis trust unknown realms, so the chela withdraweth himself from all the forms in the three realms of being which have hitherto enticed" the above merits close consideration and can be linked to the thought embodied in the occult phrase "before a man can tread the path, he must become that path himself" 27. the knowledge (or illumination) achieved is sevenfold, and is attained progressively. the hindu teaching holds that the states of mind-consciousness are seven in number. the sixth sense and its use bring about seven modes of thought, or to put it more technically there are seven major modifications of the thinking principle. these are: 1. desire for knowledge. it is this which drives forth the prodigal son, the soul into the three worlds of illusion, or (to carry the metaphor furth

rld. means ii the rules. nijama. right observances. these are likewise five in number and are frequently called the "religious observances" because they relate to the interior life of the disciple and to that- 102- the light of the soul copyright 1998 lucis trust tie, the sutratma or link which relates him to god, or to his father in heaven. these two, the five commandments and the five rules are the hindu correspondence to the ten commandments of the bible and cover the daily life of the aspirant, as it affects those around him, and his own internal reactions. means iii. posture. asana. right poise. correct attitude. position. this third means concerns the physical attitude of the disciple when in meditation, his emotional attitude towards his environment or his group, and his mental atti

e great law of karma, of cause and effect, and even the christ himself may not set the law aside in any case unless there is adequate "weakening" of the cause producing the bondage. 39. by subjugation of the upward life (the udana) there is liberation from water, the thorny path, and mire, and the power of ascension is gained. pervading the whole body is that sum total of nervous force, called by the hindu, prana. it is controlled by the mind via the brain; it is the vitality which brings into activity the sense-organs and produces the outward-going life of the man; its medium of distribution is the nervous system through certain great distributing centres called plexi, or lotuses. the nerve ganglia known to orthodox medicine, are the reflections or shadows of the more vital plexi. the stu


ALICE A BAILEY07 FROM INTELLECT TO INTUITION

on of the intuition, then our educational methods do not tend to its development. he defines it as "the apprehension by the mind of reality directly as it is, and not under the form of a perception or a conception, nor as an idea or object of the reason, all of which by contrast are intellectual apprehension."2(14) we rate the science of the mind or the modifications of the thinking principle (as the hindu calls it) as strictly human, relegating man's instinctual reactions to qualities he shares in common with the animals. may it not be possible that the science of the intuition, the art of clear synthetic vision, may some day stand to the intellect as it, in its turn, stands to the instinctual faculty- 11- from intellect to intuition copyright 1998 lucis trust dr. dibblee of oxford makes

that instinct, intellect and intuition can be used at will by the trained and fully educated man, and the "light of the soul" can be turned upon any problem. thus the omniscience of the soul will be manifested on earth. let me close this chapter with some words written by a hindu mystic and some by a modern christian mystic, typical examples of the two points of view of the mystic and the knower. the hindu says "they are called brahmins only that have an inner light working in them..the human soul is a lamp not covered over with a bushel. the lamp emits not the rays of the flesh but the rays of mental light to illuminate all humanity and is therefore the channel for the world soul. the rays of mental light assist all humanity in its mental growth and expansion, and the lamp is therefore on

omes apparent when we note the wide study of comparative religion, and the interplay between the races. these two factors are steadily breaking down the old barriers, and demonstrating the oneness of the human soul. speaking generally, this way is almost universally divided into three main divisions, which are to be seen, for instance, in the three great religions, the christian, the buddhist and the hindu faiths. in the christian church, we speak of the path of probation, the path of holiness, and the path of illumination. dr. evans-wentz of oxford, in his introduction to tibet's great yogi, milarepa, quotes a hindu teacher in the following terms "the three chief tibetan schools, to my mind, mark three stages on the path of illumination or- 81- from intellect to intuition copyright 1998 l

and truly what progress we are making by our increased efficiency, self-control, stability and helpfulness. we have found it wise to gauge the growth of a student in the meditation work by the extension of his field of service and by the things his friends say of him, rather than by his own reports about himself. our work is to go steadily forward, doing the demanded task "without attachment" as the hindu aspirant calls it. if success is to be achieved, there must be a genuine and persistent desire, a clear picture of the value of the results, a realization that the goal can be achieved and definite knowledge of the technique of the method. this, with the unremitting pressure of the will is all that is needed, and this is possible for every reader of this book. chapter ten the need for ca


ALICE A BAILEY08 A TREATISE ON WHITE MAGIC

are many and increasingly found. the minds of the race are in process of training and many are hovering on the borders of a new knowledge. the intuition which guides all advanced thinkers into the newer fields of learning is but the forerunner of that omniscience which characterises the soul. the truth about all things exists, and we call it omniscience, infallibility, the "correct knowledge" of the hindu philosophy. when man grasps a fragment of it and absorbs it into the racial consciousness we call it the formulation of a law, a discovery of one or other of nature's processes. hitherto this has been a slow and piecemeal undertaking. later, and before so very long, light will pour in, truth will be revealed and the race will enter upon its heritage the heritage of the soul- 11- a treati

raw up, mentally, plans for world endeavour to see themselves as the pivotal point around which that service will move; they frequently make an effort to work out these plans and produce an organisation, for instance on the physical plane, which is potentially valuable but equally potentially useless, even if not dangerous. they fail to realise that the motivating impulse is primarily due to what the hindu teachers call a "sense of i-ness, and that their work is founded on a subjective egoism which must and will be eliminated before true service can be rendered. this tendency to aspiration and to service is right and good and should be seen as forming part of the coming universal consciousness and equipment of the race as a whole. it is steadily coming to the surface owing to the growing s


ALICE A BAILEY10 FROM BETHLEHEM TO CALVARY

souls who are ready, then we shall see the resurrection of the essentials of christianity and the revivifying of the form which is so rapidly crystallising. 2 it is of interest to recall that other teachings besides that of christianity have emphasised these five important crises that occur, if so desired, in the life of those human beings who take their stand upon their essential divinity. both the hindu teaching and the buddhist faith have emphasised them as evolutionary crises which we may not ultimately escape; and a right- 9- from bethlehem to calvary copyright 1998 lucis trust understanding of the interrelation of these great world religions may eventually bring about a truer understanding of all of them. the religion of the buddha, though preceding that of the christ, expresses the

elf through the forces of nature. as time elapsed, this distant god drew a little nearer to his people, taking on a more human colouring until, in the jewish dispensation, we find him much like ourselves, but still the wrathful, ethical ruler, and still obeyed and feared. he approached still nearer as time went on; and before the advent of christianity men recognised him as the beloved krishna of the hindu faith, and as the buddha. then the christ came to the west. god himself was seen incarnate among men. the distant had become the near, and the one who had been worshipped in awe and wonder could now be known and loved. today god is coming closer still, and the new age will not only recognise the truth of the past revelations and testify to their validity and their progressive revelation

"and lo a voice from heaven, saying, this is my beloved son, in whom i am well pleased."8 in these simple words we are told the story of this initiation. the keynote is purification, and it closed a period of preparation, of quiet service and inaugurated a cycle of strenuous activity. the purification of the lower nature is a requirement which the christian church has ever emphasised as has also the hindu faith. christ held this ideal before his disciples and all men when he said "blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see god."9 in an ancient treatise upon meditation, the yoga sutras of patanjali, we find the teacher proclaiming "through purification comes also a quiet spirit. and ability to see the self."10 purification is of many kinds and degrees. there is physical purity and m


ALICE A BAILEY13 PROBLEMS OF HUMANITY

ll and a constant effort to foster right human relations. world unity will be a fact when the children of the world are taught that religious differences are largely a matter of birth; that if a man is born in italy, the probability is that he will be a roman catholic; if he is born a jew, he will follow the jewish teaching; if born in asia, he may be a mohammedan, a buddhist, or belong to one of the hindu sects; if born in other countries, he may be a protestant and so on. he will learn that the religious differences are largely the result of man-made quarrels over human interpretations of truth. thus gradually, our quarrels and differences will be offset and the idea of the one humanity will take their place. much greater care will have to be given in picking and training the teachers of

suffers, but the statements made about the race or nation as a whole are correct, true and verifiable. perhaps the major factor which has made the jew separative and which has cultivated in him the superiority complex which distinguishes him (under an outer inferiority) in his religious faith. this faith is one of the oldest in the world; it is older than buddhism by centuries; older than many of the hindu faiths, and much more ancient than christianity, and there are features in it which have definitely made the jew what he is. it is a religion of taboos, built up carefully to protect the wandering jew as he drifted from one community to another; it is a religion with a distinctly material basis, emphasizing the "land flowing with milk and honey; this was not symbolic in the days of its u

efully determined uniformity will aid men everywhere to strengthen each other's work and enhance powerfully the stream of thought energy which can be directed towards those spiritual lives, working under the christ, who stand expectantly waiting to come to the aid of humanity. at present the christian religion has its great festivals; the buddhist keeps his particular set of spiritual events, and the hindu has still another list of holy days, as has also the mohammedan. is it not possible that in the world of the future, men everywhere and of all faiths will keep the same holy days and unite in honour of the same festivals? this will bring about a pooling of spiritual resources and a united spiritual effort, plus a simultaneous spiritual invocation. the potency of this is surely apparent


ALICE A BAILEY14 THE REAPPEARANCE OF THE CHRIST

aramount place in the consciousness of the christ. when he reappears and when his church, hitherto invisible, appears with him, what can they do to meet this demanding cry and this intensified attitude of spiritual perception with which they will be greeted. they see the picture whole. the cry of the christian for spiritual help, the cry of the buddhist for spiritual enlightenment, and the cry of the hindu for spiritual understanding along with the cries of all- 77- the reappearance of the christ copyright 1998 lucis trust those who have faith or have no faith must be met. the demands of humanity are rising to their ears and the christ and his disciples have no sectarian scruples, of that we may be sure. it is impossible to believe that they are interested in the views of the fundamentalis

ionship to god. inherent in the human consciousness inchoate often and undefined is a sense of divinity "we are all the children of god (gal. iii.26 "one is our father, even god" says the christ and so say all the world teachers and avatars down the ages "as he is, so are we in this world (1 john iv.17) is another biblical statement "closer is he than breathing, nearer than hands and feet" chants the hindu "christ in us, the hope of glory" is the triumphant affirmation of st. paul. 3. the fact of immortality and of eternal persistence. third, is the sense of persistence, of eternal life or of immortality. from this recognition, there seems to be no escape; it is as much a part of humanity's reaction as is the instinct of self-preservation. with that inner conviction, we face death and we k

d the procedure followed in writing the world scriptures. secondly, the establishing of a certain uniformity in the world religious rituals will aid men everywhere to strengthen each other's work and enhance powerfully the thought currents directed to the waiting spiritual lives. at present, the christian religion has its great festivals, the buddhist keeps his different set spiritual events, and the hindu has still another list of holy days. in the future world, when organised, all men of spiritual inclination and intention everywhere will keep the same holy days. this will bring about a pooling of spiritual resources, and a united spiritual effort, plus a simultaneous spiritual invocation. the potency of this will be apparent. let me indicate the possibilities of such spiritual events, a


ALICE A BAILEY16 GLAMOUR A WORLD PROBLEM

the closest collaboration. the idea is contacted, but is wrongly clothed in mental matter and therefore wrongly started on its way to materialisation. it finds itself, for instance, integrated into a group thoughtform of a colouring, keynote and substance which is entirely unsuited to its right expression. this happens far more often than you might think. it concerns the higher interpretations of the hindu aphorism: better one's own dharma than the dharma of another. this is illusion through wrong discrimination where substance is concerned. its cause is lack of esoteric training in creative activity. its cure is the application of fifth ray methods, which are the methods of the mental plane. this form of error seldom applies to the average aspirant and concerns an illusion which is the te


ALICE A BAILEY17 TELEPATHY AND THE ETHERIC VEHICLE

the recipient of the idealistic intuitional impressions; this ajna centre can then "broadcast" that which is received and recognised, using the throat centre as the creative formulator of thought, and the factor which embodies the sensed or intuited idea. it will be apparent to you, therefore, how necessary it is to have a better recognition of the activity of the centres, as they are detailed in the hindu philosophy; and until there is some real understanding of the part the vital body plays as the broadcaster and as the recipient of feelings, thoughts and ideas, there will be little progress made in the right understanding of modes of communication. there is an interesting parallel between the three modes of telepathic work and their three techniques of accomplishment, and the three majo


ALICE A BAILEY19 THE UNFINISHED AUTOBIOGRAPHY

to-suggestion, wishful thinking or an over-vivid imagination. i twice (whilst living and working in great britain) took part in an extraordinary ceremony and it was nearly two decades after my participation that i discovered what it was all about. the ceremony in which i took part, i eventually found out, actually takes place every year at the time of the "full moon of may" it is the full moon of the hindu calendar month of vaisakha (taurus) under its ancient name. this month is of vital importance to all buddhists and the first- 24- the unfinished autobiography copyright 1998 lucis trust day of this month is the national holiday known as the hindu new year's day. this tremendous event takes place each year in the himalayas. it is held in a valley and is not a mythical, subconscious happen

identical with those followed by the seeker in the orient. at a certain point on the path of return to god all ways meet and then the procedure is uniform for all subsequent stages of approach. the steps in meditation are identical. this will be apparent to anyone who studies the works of meister eckhart and the yoga sutras of patanjali. all of the great expansions of consciousness as outlined in the hindu philosophy and the expression of these five great expansions as portrayed in the five great crises in the life of the christ, related in the new testament, are also the same. when man begins consciously to seek out god and consciously to take himself in hand for discipline and endurance, he finds himself at one with seekers in the east and in the west and with those who lived before chri

the higher degrees, the arcane school emphasises the nature of the plan, the new evolutionary cycle into which humanity is at this time entering and the immediacy of the return of the christ as taught in all the world religions. the christian looks forward to the advent of christ, the jew is still expectant of the coming of the messiah, the buddhist is waiting for the coming of the boddhisattva, the hindu for the coming avatar and the mohammedan for the appearance of the imam mahdi. the universality of this teaching, plus the general expectancy is a major argument for the factual nature of the truth involved. the widespread acceptance of any truth down the ages and in every civilisation and culture is indicative of a divinely presented spiritual fact. today, the appeal of these truths mus


ALICE A BAILEY20 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME IV ESOTERIC HEALING

eefold thread. this is the externalisation of the antahkarana, composed of the antahkarana proper, the sutratma or life thread, and the creative thread. this threefold thread within the spinal column is therefore composed of three threads of energy which have channeled for themselves in the substance of the interior of the column a "threefold way of approach and of withdrawal" these are called in the hindu terminology: the ida, the pingala and the sushumna paths, and they together form the path of life for the individual man and are awakened into activity sequentially and according to ray type and the point of evolution. the sushumna path is not used correctly and safely until the antahkarana has been built and the monad and personality are thereby related, even if it is only by the most t

ucing conditioning results upon the dense physical body) are dependent upon the extent of the unfoldment of the particular centre involved and its awakened or unawakened state. 4. the outgoing forces from a centre play upon the etheric counterpart of the entire intricate network of nerves which constitute the nervous system. these counterparts of identical subjective correspondences are called in the hindu philosophy, the "nadis; they constitute an intricate and most extensive network of fluid energies which are an intangible, interior, paralleling system to that of the bodily nerves, which latter system is in fact an externalisation of the inner pattern of energies. there is as yet no word in the. english language or in any european- 118- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iv: esoteric

anent the two head centres that: 1. the ajna centre, or the personality centre, focussed between the eyebrows and conditioning the pituitary body, is related to the entire life of the integrated threefold organism. through this organism the consciousness must perforce express itself, and the physical, emotional and mental vehicles demonstrate its point in evolution. 2. the head centre (called in the hindu philosophy, the thousand-petalled lotus) conditions the pineal gland and is related to the life of the soul and after the third initiation to the life of the monad; it conveys to the centres the energy of the three major types of spiritual being of which the three forces of the personality are the reflections or physical counterparts. later, energy from the spirit aspect, the first or fa

. finally it might be said that the physical apparatus which is the direct result of the inner activity of the centres, network and nadis, is the heart, the endocrine system and the brain. into this- 197- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iv: esoteric healing copyright 1998 lucis trust general plan, very sketchily outlined above, all ancient medicine (particularly the tibetan, the chinese, and the hindu, with our modern western science, fits. the correlation of the western and eastern techniques still remains to be made, and much will be gained thereby. further than this i cannot here enlarge, but the above will suffice to show that the methods which you may discover in your reading (and their name is legion) can all be brought into relation to this general scheme of energy processes in


ALICE A BAILEY21 EDUCATION IN THE NEW AGE

e creative self-development of the individual (b) objective planning; a theory of the good society for human persons to live in. the psychological and social implications of the education for the new age must be stated as explicitly as possible. the next step is to test the validity of the principles in concrete applications. the testing must be done in terms of operational techniques relevant to the hindu psychology, rather than by western positivistic procedures. until this program has been given a fair trial, it is a waste of time to attempt to prejudge the issue. yet it is not necessary to consider the ancient east and the modern west approaches as two mutually exclusive alternatives. in some instances the approaches are merely two "languages" for stating universal truths about human n

ll and a constant effort to foster right human relations. world unity will be a fact when the children of the world are taught that religious differences are largely a matter of birth; that if a man is born in italy, the probability is that he will be a roman catholic; if he is born a jew, he will follow the jewish teaching; if born in asia, he may be a mohammedan, a buddhist, or belong to one of the hindu sects; if born in other countries, he may be a protestant and so on. he will learn that the religious differences are largely the result of man made quarrels over human interpretations of truth. thus gradually, our quarrels and differences will be offset and the idea- 61- education in the new age copyright 1998 lucis trust of the one humanity will take their place. much greater care will


ALICE A BAILEY22 DISCIPLESHIP IN THE NEW AGE VOLUME II

ou to follow and to do so dynamically. by that i mean: become simply a point of concentration when doing it, with all personal problems and conditions temporarily obliterated from your consciousness. to produce this concentration, i will- 447- discipleship in the new age- volume ii copyright 1998 lucis trust give you a breathing exercise with the meditation. 1. relax and turn the eyeballs upward. the hindu system of rolling up the eyeballs does aid in this matter, and the point where the quivering of the eyelids ceases or is forgotten indicates the point of relative physical poise. 2. take seven long breaths, slowly and without strain and as you do so visualise yourself as mounting higher and higher with each breath. to do this the more easily, picture yourself as mounting seven steep step


ALICE A BAILEY23 THE EXTERNALISATION OF THE HIERARCHY

questioning and human need is to be found in the doctrine of avatars, and in the continuity of divine revelations. this is the persistent belief ineradicable and unalterable that (at major moments of world need) god reveals himself through appearances, through a coming one. this doctrine is found in all the basic world religions, in every time and age; it appears in the doctrine of the avatars of the hindu faith, in the teaching of the return of maitreya buddha or the kalki avatar, in the belief in the western world in the return of christ and his advent or second coming, and in the prophesied issuing forth of the divine adventurer of the moslem world. all this is tied up with the undying belief of mankind in the loving heart of god, who ever meets man's need. the witness of history is tha

he procedure followed in writing the world scriptures. secondly, the establishing of a certain uniformity in the world religious rituals will aid men everywhere to strengthen each other's work and enhance powerfully the thought currents directed to the waiting spiritual lives. at present, the christian religion has its great festivals, the buddhist keeps his different set of spiritual events, and the hindu has still another list of holy days. in the future world, when organised, all men of spiritual inclination and intention everywhere will keep the same holy days. this will bring about a pooling of spiritual resources and a united spiritual effort, plus a simultaneous spiritual invocation. the potency of this will be apparent. let me indicate the possibilities of such spiritual events, an


ALICE A BAILEY24 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME V THE RAYS AND THE INITIATIONS

ined people everywhere, with the result of a great broadening of the human aspiration. this work is as yet embryonic, but it should receive increasing attention. eventually it will demonstrate as the main linking unit between the east and the west, particularly if shri krishna is shown to be an earlier incarnation of the lord of love, the christ. thereby three major world religions the christian, the hindu and the buddhist will be intimately related, whilst the mahommedan faith will be found to be linked to the christian faith because it embodies the work of the master jesus as he overshadowed one of his senior disciples, a very advanced initiate, mahomet. a close study of all the above will indicate to you the lines along which i would like to see the work expand in future years. i would


ALICE BAILEY THE LABOURS OF HERCULES

timate success. in its opposite sign, libra, it reaches its consummation of balance and of equilibrium, for the intervening experience and the lessons learned from the intermediate five labors bring about that poise and balanced attitude which we shall note in hercules when he captures the boar, in libra [34] in the brahmanical zodiac, vishnu presides over aries and vishnu is the second person of the hindu trimurti, or the cosmic christ in incarnation, as he initiates the process of form-taking, and ultimately brings about the final episode of resurrection. thus vishnu or christ embodies the two urges, the urge to create and build form and the urge to liberation, or resurrection out of form. it is under this urge to liberation that hercules starts upon his labors. the sign of the mind arie

. in an ancient zodiac in india, dated about 400- 51- the labours of hercules b.c, the sign is represented again by a beetle. the chinese called this sign "the red bird, for red is the symbol of desire, and the bird is the symbol of that flashing forth into incarnation and of appearance in time and space. the bird appears quite frequently in the zodiac and mythological stories, hamsa, the bird of the hindu tradition "the bird out of time and space, stands equally for the manifestation of god and of man. out of the darkness flashes the bird and flies across the horizon in the light of the day, disappearing again into the darkness. our word "goose, comes from the same sanskrit root, through the icelandic, and when we say "what a goose you are, we are really making a most esoteric affirmation


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so diametrically opposed to the dead-letter statements of the bible* as well as to the latest hypotheses of science, that it will evoke passionate denial. the occultists, however, know that the traditions of esoteric philosophy must be the right ones, simply because they are the most logical, and reconcile every difficulty. besides, we have the egyptian "books of thoth" and "book of the dead" and the hindu puranas with the seven manus, as well as the chaldeo-assyrian accounts, whose tiles mention seven primitive men, or adams, the real meaning of which name may be ascertained through the kabala. those who know anything of the samothracian mysteries will also remember that the generic name of the kabiri was the "holy fires" which created on seven localities of the island of electria (or sam

ible sun, or the eighth, and, esoterically, the second logos, the demiurge. the seven (who have now become the "seven eyes of the lord" in the christian religion) were the regents of the seven chief planets; but these were not[[footnote(s* all the words and sentences placed in brackets in the stanzas and commentaries are the writer's. in some places they may be incomplete and even inadequate from the hindu standpoint; but in the meaning attached to them in trans- himalayan esotericism they are correct. in every case the writer takes any blame upon herself. having never claimed personal infallibility, that which is given on her own authority may leave much to be desired, in the very abstruse cases where too deep metaphysics is involved. the teaching is offered as it is understood; and as th

ree to say that mercury and the sun are one. he was the most eloquent and the most wise of all the gods, which is not to be wondered at, since mercury is in such close proximity to the wisdom and the word of god (the sun) that he was confused with both (idolatry, vol. ii, p. 373) vossius utters here a greater occult truth than he suspected. the hermes-sarameyas of the greeks is closely related to the hindu saram and sarameya, the divine watchman "who watches over the golden flock of stars and solar rays" in the clearer words of the commentary "the globe, propelled onward by the spirit of the earth and his six assistants[[footnote(s* copernicus wrote his theories on the "revolution of the heavenly bodies" in the xvith century, and the zohar, even if compiled by moses de leon in the xiiith c

by an ogdoad of "earth-born horses" while the steeds of the chariots of the other planets are different "every sin committed on earth is felt by usanas-sukra. the guru of the daityas is the guardian spirit of the earth and men. every change on sukra is felt on, and reflected by, the earth" sukra, or venus, is thus represented as the preceptor of the daityas, the giants of the fourth race, who, in the hindu allegory, obtained at one time the sovereignty of all the earth, and defeated the minor gods. the titans of the western allegory are as closely connected with venus-lucifer, identified by later christians with satan. therefore, as venus, equally with isis, was represented with cow's horns on her head, the symbol of mystic nature, and one that is convertible with, and significant of, the

the primary one of shedding of blood in conception for the first time" hence jehovah became later a fighting god "lord of hosts" and one who commands war. he is the aggressive zodh- or cain by permutation who slew his (female "brother" whose "blood crieth from the ground" the earth having opened her mouth to receive the blood (genesis iii* apollo karneios is certainly a greek transformation from the hindu krishna karna "karna" means radiant from "carne "a ray" and karneios, which was a title of apollo with the celts as with the greeks, meant "sun born[[vol. 2, page] 45 the first war in heaven. metaphorically immortal through their wisdom. such is the common belief of those who credit every star or planet with being inhabited (and there are men of science- m. flammarion among others- who b

ourse. the ingenuity of this allegory in its manifold meanings is great indeed. thus brihaspati (the planet jupiter) or brahmanaspati is, in the rig veda, a deity who is the symbol and the prototype of the exoteric or ritualistic worship. he is priest sacrificer, suppliant, and the medium through which the prayers of mortals reach the gods. he is the purohita (family priest, or court chaplain) of the hindu olympus and the spiritual guru of the gods. soma is the mystery god and presides over the mystic and occult nature in man and the universe. tara, the priest's wife, who symbolizes the worshipper, prefers esoteric truths to their mere shell, exotericism; hence she is shown as carried off by soma. now soma is the sacred juice of that name, giving mystic visions and trance revelations, the

carried off by soma. now soma is the sacred juice of that name, giving mystic visions and trance revelations, the result of which union is budha (wisdom, mercury, hermes, etc, etc; that science in short which to this day is proclaimed by the brihaspatis of theology as devilish and satanic. what wonder that by expanding the cycle of this allegory we find christian theology espousing the quarrel of the hindu gods, and regarding usanas (lucifer, who helped soma against that ancient personification of ritualistic worship (brahmanaspati, the lord of the brahmans, now become "jupiter-jehovah) as satan, the "enemy of god[[vol. 2, page] 46 the secret doctrine. does not remove the seeming difficulty, in view of modern hypotheses, of the teaching, which shows these progenitors or ancestors creating

d that the hindus believe him to be a great rishi "who is for ever wandering about the earth, giving good counsel" to see in him one of his twelve messiahs. he was, perhaps, not so far off the real track as some imagine. what narada really is, cannot be explained in print; nor would the modern generations of the profane gather much from the information. but it may be remarked, that if there is in the hindu pantheon a deity which resembles jehovah, in, tempting by "suggestion" of thoughts and "hardening" of the hearts of those whom he would make his tools and victims, it is narada. only with the latter it is no desire to obtain a pretext for "plaguing" and thus showing that "i am the lord god[[footnote(s* this is perhaps the reason why, in the bhagavad gita, we are told that brahma had comm

it was somewhere "in the west" anyhow, as no member of the asiatic society, or western orientalist, will ever listen to a brahmanical teaching, it is useless to take the objections of european orientalists into consideration "romakapura" was in "the west" certainly, since it was part and parcel of the last continent of atlantis. and it is equally certain that it is atlantis, which is assigned in the hindu puranas as the birthplace of asuramaya "as great a magician as he was an astrologer and an astronomer" moreover, prof. weber refuses to assign any great antiquity to the indian zodiac, and feels inclined to think that the hindus never knew of a zodiac at all till "they had borrowed one from the greeks* this statement clashes with the most ancient traditions of india, and must therefore b

a sun-god, in the earliest world-cosmogonies. even with the akkads, the great deep (the watery abyss, or space) was the birthplace and abode of ea, wisdom, the incognizable infinite deity. but with the semites and the later chaldeans, the fathomless deep of wisdom becomes gross matter, sinful substance, and ea is changed into tiamat, the dragon slain by merodach, or satan, in the astral waves. in the hindu puranas, brahma, the creator, is seen recommencing de novo several creations after as many failures; and two great creations are mentioned* the padma and the varaha, the present, when the earth was lifted out of the water by brahma, in the shape of a boar, or "varaha avatar" creation is shown as a sport, an amusement (lila) of the creative god. the zohar speaks of primordial worlds, whic

rect interpretation of any old scripture? the answer is, most certainly not. as the mazdean scriptures of the[[footnote(s* the same idea is found in the first four chapters of genesis, with their "lord" and "god" which are the elohim and the androgynous eloha[[vol. 2, page] 61 what the gnostics say. zend-avesta, the vendidad and others correct and expose the later cunning shuffling of the gods in the hindu pantheon, and restore through ahura the asuras to their legitimate place in theogony, so the recent discoveries of the chaldean tablets vindicate the good name of the first divine emanations. this is easily proved. christian angelology is directly and solely derived from that of the pharisees, who brought their tenets from babylonia. the sadducees, the real guardians of the laws of moses

a, the terrible giant, who destroyed daksha's sacrifice. other tribes and people are also represented as born in this way. all these are references to the later second and the earlier third root races. the following figures are from the calendar just referred to; a footnote marks the points of disagreement with the figures of the arya samaj school- i. from the beginning of cosmic evolution* up to the hindu year tarana (or 1887. 1,955,884,687 years. ii. the (astral) mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms up to man, have taken to evolve. 300,000,000 years. iii. time, from the first appearance of "humanity (on planetary chain..1,664,500,987 years[[footnote(s* the esoteric doctrine says that this "cosmic evolution" refers only to our solar system; while exoteric hinduism makes the figures refe


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is not the secret doctrine in its entirety, but a select number of fragments of its fundamental tenets, special attention being paid to some facts which have been seized upon by various writers, and distorted out of all resemblance to the truth. but it is perhaps desirable to state unequivocally that the teachings, however fragmentary and incomplete, contained in these volumes, belong neither to the hindu, the zoroastrian, the chaldean, nor the egyptian religion, neither to buddhism, islam, judaism nor christianity exclusively. the secret doctrine is the essence of all these. sprung from it in their origins, the various religious schemes are now made to merge back into their original element, out of which every mystery and dogma has grown, developed, and become materialised. it is more th

death is life. 413 the fall of the angels. 418 transformation of the legend. 421- xii. the theogony of the creative gods. 424 the point within the circle. 426 the logos or verbum. 429 the factors of creation. 432 identity of the hierarchies in all religions. 438 difference between the aryan and semitic systems. 444[[vol. 1, page] xiv contents. page. xiii. the seven creations. 445 the gnostic and the hindu versions. 449 the seven puranic "creations. 450- xiv. the four elements. 460 the "gods" and the "elements. 463 the language of the elements. 464 pagan and christian worship of the elements. 467- xv. on kwan-shi-yin and kwan-yin. 470 kwan-shi-yin and phallicism. 471 the real meaning. 472- book i- part iii. science and the secret doctrine contrasted. i. reasons for these addenda. 477 occul

the reader embrace the esoteric tenets of the whole world since the beginning of our humanity, and buddhistic occultism occupies therein only its legitimate place, and no more. indeed, the secret portions of the "dan" or jan-na("dhyan) of gautama's metaphysics- grand as they appear to one unacquainted with the tenets of the wisdom religion of antiquity- are but a very small portion of the whole. the hindu reformer limited his public teachings to the purely moral and physiological aspect of the wisdom religion, to ethics and man alone. things "unseen and incorporeal" the mystery of being outside our terrestrial sphere, the great teacher left entirely untouched in his public lectures, reserving the hidden truths for a select circle of his arhats. the latter received their initiation at the

itioned fulness" but both: being, on the plane of absolute abstraction, the ever-incognisable deity, which is void only to finite minds* and on that of mayavic perception, the plenum, the absolute container of all that is, whether manifested or unmanifested: it is, therefore, that absolute all. there is no difference between the christian apostle's "in him we live and move and have our being" and the hindu rishi's "the universe lives in, proceeds from, and will[[footnote(s* the very names of the two chief deities, brahma and vishnu, ought to have long ago suggested their esoteric meanings. for the root of one, brahmam, or brahm, is derived by some from the word brih "to grow" or "to expand (see calcutta review, vol. lxvi, p. 14; and of the other, vishnu, from the root vis "to pervade" to e

be useful to point out. the schools of schelling and fichte have diverged widely from the primitive archaic conception of an absolute principle, and have mirrored only an aspect of the basic idea of the vedanta. even the "absoluter geist" shadowed forth by von hartman in his pessimistic philosophy of the unconscious, while it is, perhaps, the closest approximation made by european speculation to the hindu adwaitee doctrines, similarly falls far short of the reality[[footnote(s[[footnote continued from previous page] a.d. there was another aryasanga, who lived during the first centuries of our era and the hungarian scholar most probably confuses the two "the indiscreet cause which is uniform, and both cause and effect, and which those who are acquainted with first principles call pradhana

first form. it is more difficult, however, to explain it in a few words or even lines, from the standpoint of occult science and symbolism, as it is the most complicated of glyphs. herein are enshrined more than a dozen symbols. to begin with, the whole pantheon of mysterious objects* every one of them having some definite occult meaning, extracted from the allegorical "churning of the ocean" by the hindu gods. besides amrita, the water of life or immortality "surabhi" the "cow of plenty" called "the fountain of milk and curds" was extracted from this "sea of milk" hence the universal adoration of the cow and bull, one the productive, the other the generative power in nature: symbols connected with both the solar and the cosmic deities. the specific properties, for occult purposes, of the

pression of philo judaeus. he is called the "blazing dragon of wisdom[[footnote(s* lanoo is a student, a chela who studies practical esotericism "tri-dasa" or three times ten (30, alludes to the vedic deities, in round numbers, or more accurately 33- a sacred number. they are the 12 adityas, the 8 vasus, the 11 rudras, and 2 aswins- the twin sons of the sun and the sky. this is the root-number of the hindu pantheon, which enumerates 33 crores or over three hundred millions of gods and goddesses[[vol. 1, page] 72 the secret doctrine. because, firstly, he is that which the greek philosophers called the logos, the verbum of the thought divine; and secondly, because in esoteric philosophy this first manifestation, being the synthesis or the aggregate of universal wisdom, oeaohoo "the son of th

ernally, traced both through the course of natural evolution to pure light condensing gradually into form, hence becoming matter or evil. it was left with the early and ignorant christian fathers to degrade the philosophical and highly scientific idea of this emblem (the dragon) into the absurd superstition called the "devil" they took it from the later zoroastrians, who saw devils or the evil in the hindu devas, and the word evil thus became by a double transmutation d'evil in every tongue (diabolos, diable, diavolo, teufel. but the pagans have always shown a philosophical discrimination in their symbols. the primitive symbol of the serpent symbolised divine wisdom and perfection, and had always stood for psychical regeneration and immortality. hence- hermes, calling the serpent the most

t symbolised divine wisdom and perfection, and had always stood for psychical regeneration and immortality. hence- hermes, calling the serpent the most spiritual of all beings; moses, initiated in the wisdom of hermes, following suit in genesis; the gnostic's serpent with the seven vowels over its head, being the emblem of the seven hierarchies of the septenary or planetary creators. hence, also, the hindu serpent sesha or ananta "the infinite" a name of vishnu, whose first vahan or vehicle on the primordial waters is this serpent* yet they all made a difference between the good and the bad serpent (the astral light of[[footnote(s* like the logoi and the hierarchies of powers, however, the "serpents" have to be distinguished one from the other. sesha or ananta "the couch of vishnu" is an a

een anticipated by archaic eastern philosophy. from kant to herbert spencer, it is all a more or less distorted echo of the dwaita, adwaita, and vedantic doctrines generally[[vol. 1, page] 80 the secret doctrine. orientalists, it is quite a mistake. brahma, the neuter, is called by them kala-hansa and brahma, the male, hansa-vahana, because forsooth "his vehicle or vahan is a swan or goose (vide "the hindu classical dictionary) this is a purely exoteric gloss. esoterically and logically, if brahma, the infinite, is all that is described by the orientalists, namely, agreeably with the vedantic texts, an abstract deity in no way characterised by the description of any human attributes, and it is still maintained that he or it is called kala-hansa- then how can it ever become the vahan of bra

and sanat-kumara are the chief vaidhatra (their patronymic name, as they spring from the "four-fold mystery" to make the whole clearer we have to turn for our illustrations to tenets more familiar to some of our readers, namely, the brahminical. according to manu, hiranyagarbha is brahma the first male formed by the undiscernible causeless cause in a "golden egg resplendent as the sun" as states the hindu classical dictionary "hiranyagarbha" means the golden, or rather the "effulgent womb" or egg. the meaning tallies awkwardly with the epithet of "male" surely the esoteric meaning of the sentence is clear enough. in the rig veda it is said "that, the one lord of all beings. the one animating principle of gods and man" arose, in the beginning, in the golden womb, hiranyagarbha- which is th

nd worshipped seven great gods, excluding the sun and earth. which was that "mystery god" they set apart? of course not uranus, discovered only by herschel in 1781. but could it not be known by another name? says the[[footnote continued on next page[[vol. 1, page] 100 the secret doctrine. so to say, the adityas are, in their primitive most ancient meanings, the eight, and the twelve great gods of the hindu pantheon "the seven allow the mortals to see their dwellings, but show themselves only to the arhats" says an old proverb "their dwellings" standing here for planets. the ancient commentary gives an allegory and explains it "eight houses were built by mother. eight houses for her eight divine sons; four large and four small ones. eight brilliant suns, according to their age and merits. b


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e system of magick. the tao te king (s. b. e. series) gives the initiated chinese system of mysticism. tannh user, by a. crowley. an allegorical drama concerning the progress of the soul; the tannh user story slightly remodelled. the equinox 20 the upanishads (s. b. e. series) the classical basis of vedantism, the best-known form of hindu mysticism. the bhagavad-gita. a dialogue in which krishna, the hindu .christ, expounds a system of attainment. the voice of the silence, by h.p. blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by frater o.m. frater o.m, 7 =48, is the most learned of all the brethren of the order; he has given eighteen years to the study of this masterpiece. raja yoga, by swami vivekananda. an excellent elementary study of hindu mysticism. his .bhakti yoga. is also good. the shiva

he chance of union .this is the creation of the world, that the pain of division is as nothing, and the joy of dissolution all. it is shown later how this can be, how death itself is an ecstasy like love, but more intense, the reunion of the soul with its true self. and what are the conditions of this joy, and peace, and glory? is ours the gloomy asceticism of the christian, and the buddhist, and the hindu? are we walking in eternal fear lest some .sin. should cut us off from .grace. by no means .be goodly therefore: dress ye all in fine apparel; eat rich foods and drink sweet wines and wines that foam! also, take your fill and will of love as ye will, when, where and with whom ye will! but always unto me. this is the only point to bear in mind, that every act must be a ritual, an act of w

. did p. prepare all things by his arcane science and wisdom, choosing only those symbols which were common to all systems, and rigorously rejecting all names and words which might be supposed to imply any religious or metaphysical theory. to do this utterly was found impossible, since all language has a history, and the use (for example) of the word .spirit. implies the scholastic philosophy and the hindu and taoist theories concerning the breath of man. so was it difficult to avoid implication of some undesirable bias by using the words .order .circle .chapter .society .brotherhood. or any other to designate the body of initates. 23. deliberately, therefore, idid he take refuge in vagueness. not to veil the truth to the neophyte, but to warn him against valuing non-essentials. should the

f his having conquered, and uprooted them, and .fried their seeds. in a previous birth) 40. the first is like the nightingale.s sweet voice chanting a song of parting to its mate. the second comes as the sound of a silver cymbal of the dhyanis, awakening the twinkling stars. the next is as the plaint melodious of the ocean-sprite imprisoned in its shell. and this is followed by the chant of vina (the hindu lute. the fifth like sound of bamboo-flute shrills in thine ear. it changes next into a trumpet-blast. the last vibrates like the dull rumbling of a thundercloud. the voice of the silence 21 the seventh swallows all the other sounds. they die, and then are heard no more. the first four are comparatively easy to obtain, and many people can hear them at will. the last three are much rarer

a. they began to talk about parinibbana, super-nibbana, as if there were some way of subtracting one from one which would leave a higher, superior kind of a nothing, or as if there were some way of blowing out a candle which would heave moses in a much more egyptian darkness than we ever supposed when we were children. this is not science. this is not business. this is american sunday journalism. the hindu and the american are very much alike in this innocence, this na vet which demands fairy stories with ever bigger giants. they cannot bear the idea of anything being complete and done with. so, they are always talking in superlatives, and are hard put to it when the facts catch up with them, and they have to invent new superlatives. instead of saying that there are bricks of various sizes

brick, and .some. brick; and when they have got to the end, they chase through the the equinox 52 dictionary for some other epithet to brick, which shall excite the sense of wonder at the magnificent progress and superprogress .i present the american nation with this word. which is supposed to have been made. probably the whole thing is a bluff without a single fact behind it. almost the whole of the hindu psychology is an example of this kind of journalism. they are not content with the supreme god. the other man wishes to show off by having a supreme god than that, and when a third man comes along and finds them disputing, it is up to him to invent a supremest super-god. it is simply ridiculous to try to add to the definition of nibbana by this invention of parinibbana, and only talkers

is trying for cumulative effect, something of this sort is true. one gets a sort of leyden jar effect; but the sentence as it stands is misleading, as she explains further on in verse 70..each failure is success, and each sincere attempt wins its reward in time. 41. for know, that the eternal knows no change. here again we have one subject .the eternal. and one predicate .the knower of no change; the hindu statement identical with the buddhist, and the identity covered by crazy terminology. x= a says the hindu, y= a says the buddhist. x= y is furiously denied by both, although these two equations are our only source of information about either x or y. m etaphysics has always been full of this airy building. we must postulate an unseen behind the seen; and when we have defined the unseen as


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ch. the number 8. meaning: field, or fence. the intelligence of the house of influence. 1 the limitless light is en soph aur, which is to us as darkness because it transcends our earthly vision. it is the divine darkness concerning which so much is said in all mystical literature. it was, for the egyptians, indicated by their declaration "osiris is a black god" it is also the terrible darkness of the hindu goddess, kali. 2 khattawath, ch t a th, a hebrew noun meaning both "sin" and "punishment, corresponds to the letter-name cheth, ch i th, because both add up to 418. the derivation of ch t a th is from a verb meaning" to miss the target [87] meditation on teth* i my secret wisdom is hid in number, and in the sign of the tally is concealed the building of the whole creation. number veileth

process, for every new form is, as it were, sprouted from something pre-existing "the imaginative intelligence is, of course, especially active in the reproductive centers of the body, and hence nun, through its correspondence to scorpio, is attributed to those centers. here be careful to observe that the reproductive organism includes certain ganglia of the sympathetic nervous system. these are the hindu chakras at the base of the spine [134] c o m m e n t on n u n at the navel (or rather just a little below it, and at the solar plexus. it is by imagination that the serpentforce in these centers is raised so that the poisonous scorpion becomes the eagle of aspiration. psychologists know that in primitive minds the chief outlet of imagination is erotic, and this erotic tendency is never e


CASSANDRA EASON A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC

e to all honest traders and those who work with finance. she is very powerful, described as an amazonian warrior and life-giver with dominion over the storms. she can be invoked at times of change and for all matters of employment, commerce good fortune and taking control of one's destiny. a practical guide to witchcraft and magick spells. seite 38 wicca01.txt [insert pic p070- lakshmi lakshmi is the hindu goddess of wealth, beauty, joy, pleasure and good fortune. at divali, the hindu autumn festival of light, lamps and candles are placed in windows so that lakshmi will look in and endow prosperity upon the family. rangolis, or coloured patterns, are painted on floors and walls to attract her. rituals to invoke her usually involve candles and use gold or jewellery as a focus for her benevo

st intent under the law of threefold return. the exception is bellona, who is a benevolent and effective focus for female power and courage. bellona bellona is the roman goddess of war, the female counterpart of mars whose chariot she drove into battle. she is especially good for women's assertiveness and self-confidence rituals. she carries a sword and wears a helmet. kali kali, the dark side of the hindu mother goddess, came into being when shiva, the husband of the mother goddess shakti, taunted her for her dark skin. in fury she carried out rituals until her skin became golden inside. shakti then shed her black outer skin like a snake and it formed the avenging destroying persona of kali. kali is depicted with her four arms holding weapons and the heads of her victims, her tongue lolli

from the eye of ra. she is sometimes pictured as a woman with a lion's head and so is a good to evoke for courage, righteous anger, protection of the vulnerable, psychic protection and the correction of injustice. as an avenging goddess, she should be used only as a focus for positive rituals, for, like fire, her innate power can blaze out of control. shiva seite 39 wicca01.txt shiva, or siva, is the hindu god of both creation and destruction, good and evil, fertility and abstinence. with vishnu and brahma, he forms the trinity of the modern hindu gods. he is the lord of the dance who, it is said, will one day bring about the destruction of the world. his symbol is the phallus, representing creative power, and many hindus regard his benevolent, creative aspect as predominant. shiva has thr

d and restored gods, osiris thereby represents the integration of animus and anima and sacred sex magick. he can be used in rituals for the balance of male/female energies or where the female in the high priestess role takes the lead. he is also good for any magick that relies on a cycle of regeneration following a natural ending. deities of fire- seite 42 wicca01.txt [insert pic p077- agni agni, the hindu god of fire, is said to be manifest as the vital spark in mankind, birds, animals, plants and life itself. he appeared in lightning, in celestial sun flares, in the sacred blaze rising from the altar and in household fires. agni was the divine priest and acted as messenger to the gods, interceding with them on behalf of mankind. the priest would chant 'agni, the divine ministrant of the

prings. these shrines were dedicated to healing and dreams, and were the principle vehicle for obtaining relief or cure of illness of all kinds. when aesculapius appeared to the dreamers, he would tell them the medicine they should use and any treatment that should be followed. he can be invoked for healing and meaningful dreams, for good health and for divination [insert pic p078- ganga ganga is the hindu water goddess who is manifest as the sacred river ganges, daughter of the mountain himalaya. she is a natural focus for healing rituals, as well as for happiness, fertility and prosperity, and for water magick. iduna iduna is the viking goddess of eternal youthfulness, health and long life. as goddess of spring, she possessed a store of golden apples that endowed immortality, seite 43 wi


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is all that is happening during a 'near death experience' or an 'out of body experience' when people leave their physical bodies for a time before returning to tell remarkably similar stories of what happened to them. life is forever- for everyone. our mental, emotional, and spiritual selves are a series of magnetic energy fields interacting with each other via vortices of energy widely known by the hindu and sanskrit word, chakra, which means wheel of light. these vortices are spirals of energy which intersect all levels of our being and pass energies between them. it is through this system that an imbalance on the emotional level, perhaps caused by stress, is passed on to the other levels of our being, including, eventually, the physical body. this is how stress causes illness. what we


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d even to eat. the interbreeding has supposedly led to a wide variety of forms, ranging from completely reptilian to nearlyhuman in appearance. among their many devices are 'death rays' and 'vimana, or flying, disk-shaped aerial craft. these craft are described at length in many ancient vedic texts, including the bhagivad-gita and the ramayana. the naga race is related to another underworld race, the hindu demons, or rakshasas. they also possess, as individuals "magical stones, or a 'third eye' in the middle of their brows, known to many students of eastern mysticism today as a focal point for one of the higher chakras, or energy channel-points, of the human(oid) nervous system- the chakra associated with 'inner visions, intuition, and other esoteric concepts."10 the theme of ruling "royal

o brothers before finding a cover for his father and when noah found out he launched into a rage and put a curse on ham and his son canaan. could the big deal here be that ham saw something about noah's body that indicated he was a child of the gods? it appears that some of the hybrids this far back in history still had clear reptilian features, especially some sort of scaly skin on the chest. in the hindu classic, the mahabharata, a "demi-god" hybrid called kama was born from the union between an earth woman and the sun god, surya. the child is described as being "clad in a coat of armour, like a divine being. by the time of "noah, just before the final atlantis cataclysm, humans were rebelling against the control of the anunnaki-nefilim and those of the hybrid bloodline were seriously un

al. this is what they did, of course, as even conventional history records, but it never tells you the real reason why or who was really behind it. by replacing these native cultures with imposed christianity, judaism, islam, hinduism, and all the rest, they could either crush the true knowledge with rigid dogma, or imprison it in a gruesome hierarchical structure of genetic "superiority, as with the hindu caste system. the unholy alliance 107 columba(us) the interconnections of the illuminati web can be seen in the story of christopher columbus. he sailed to the americas in 1492 knowing basically where he was going because his father-in-law was a sea captain close to prince henry the navigator, the grand master of a secret society called the knights of christ in portugal. the knights of c

ardens" all refer to lemuria-mu, the "motherland. i think he could well be correct. the persians spoke of a region of bliss and delight called heden, which was more beautiful than the entire world. it was the abode of the first men before an evil spirit in the form of a serpent tempted them to take the fruit of a forbidden tree. there is also the banyan tree under which 116 children of the matrix the hindu "jesus, known as krishna, sat upon a coiled serpent and bestowed spiritual knowledge on humanity. the ancient greeks had a tradition of the islands of the blessed and the garden of the hesperides in which grew the golden apples of immortality. the garden was defended by a dragon. in chinese sacred books there is a garden that contained trees bearing the fruit of immortality. it, too, was

f mexico had their version of the eve story that involves a great male serpent, and a hindu legend tells of the sacred mountain of meru, guarded by a dreadful dragon. this was said of so many ancient places. the belief in a serpent or half-reptile, half-human, giving knowledge to humanity is also a universal story. asian serpents the indus valley culture of the sumer empire and the lemurians, and the hindu religion and indian mythology that emerged there, are full of references to the serpent gods and flying dragons who brought knowledge and fought with each other in the sky. they called them the nagas, as we have seen, and they said they could take either reptilian or human form whenever they chose.10 the nagas, who originated in lemuria, seeded the "royal" families, we are told, and inte

e title amaraka is derived from the quechuan-lemurian word amaru, meaning snake or serpent (quechuan, the language of the incas, is derived from runa sima, the primal tongue spoken on lemuria, and ends in the syllable "ka, which denotes both serpent and wisdom. apparently echoing the recollections of the andean elders, h.p. blavatsky maintains in the secret doctrine that america is referred to in the hindu puranas (legends) as potala, the kingdom of the nagas [serpents."36 native americans call america "turtle island" after their reptilian ancestors. the name of the founder of both the inca empires in south america was manco or manko kapac (kapac means serpent wisdom or spiritually wealthy. some of the former lemurian and atlantean peoples who settled in the andes migrated northwards to be

bloodlines; and (c) the fundamental importance of the goddess to the reptilians. l.a. waddell first began the dragon queens 151 to see the connections between apparently unconnected people and events during his early days in india while studying hindu history and mythology. he noticed that eindri, the name used in the edda text for the european and norse "god" called thor, was remarkably close to the hindu god, indra. the indian vedas, which were inspired by the lemurian and sumerian legends and accounts, describe indra as tall, fair, invincible, and armed with a bolt. this is how eindri or thor is described in the edda and waddell concluded from considerable research that the european god, thor, and the hindu god, indra, were the same person, and that this guy was also the first "aryan" k

d, indra, were the same person, and that this guy was also the first "aryan" king of sumer. the vedas connect indra to the greek god zeus, also known as jupiter. some sanskrit scholars regarded indra as the same as jupiter and suggested that he was a heroic human king who had led the early aryans or "nordics" to victory against the "serpent cult. waddell produces a stream of evidence to show that the hindu god, indra, and the european, thor, after whom we get thursday or "thors-day, are the same person or deity. he also says that the legend of thor is the origin of the legends of king arthur. thor is known in the edda as her-thor, which became ar-thur. both her and ar come from the same root meaning..aryan.15 the mist began to clear even further when waddell observed that the name of the f

he grail and jesus, wouldn't he? gardner says that the "dragon" refers to the fact that the kings of this bloodline used to be anointed in egypt by the fat of the sacred crocodile. el and balder were symbolised as crocodiles and the crocodile was known in egypt as the "messeh, from which we get "messiah" and "christ. the term "christ" means the "anointed one- anointed with the fat of a crocodile. the hindu god shiva, the "lord" of the reptilian nagas, was also called the "anointed one, or "christos" to the greeks, when he had his willy bathed in menstrual blood. i hope you're not eating. as barbara walker points out in the woman's encyclopedia of myths and secrets, many traditions of the early gnostic christians identified the serpent with jesus. she says that some christians believed that

or the worship of the goddess. this involved taking female deities like el and depicting them as male. the sun goddess way back in history the sun was portrayed as female.2 in japan, a country with a long history of serpent worship, the ruling clans claimed descent from the sun goddess. japanese tribes in ad238 were ruled by queen himiko, who was called the daughter of the sun. the goddess aditi, the hindu great mother, was depicted as the sun. she was said to be the mother of the adityas, who was symbolic of the 12 signs of the zodiac. the sun was the "garment" of the goddess, who was "clothed with the sun. when christians made mother mary their version of the goddess, they said that mary was a "woman clothed in the sun. tantric buddhism had the goddess as the sun. the ancient arabs worsh

e horizon, at exactly the same time as the sun sets in leo (the kingly sign representing herod. thus the latter beheads john, because john is associated with aquarius, and the horizon cuts off the head of aquarius!"28 the reference to the "man carrying the water pitcher" in luke's gospel is more aquarius symbolism. john the baptist was an almost exact copy of bala-rama, the forerunner of krishna, the hindu son of god. 212 children of the matrix jesus and the 12 disciples is there a universal law that all deities must have 12 disciples or followers? jesus had them, so did horus, buddha, king arthur, mithra, dionysus, and so many other symbols of the sun. we also have the 12 sons of jacob, 12 tribes of israel, the 12 gods of the greeks, egyptians, and persians. this fixation with 12 derives


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y female africans.31 desborough says that mars, then witha climate very much like ours, had a white race before the v enus cataclysm. hisresearch has convinced him that the white martians built the pyramids which have beenrecorded on mars and they went to war with an advanced black race to conquer theearth. these wars, he says, are the wars of the gods described in endless ancient texts,not least the hindu v edas. desborough adds that after the cataclysm, the white martianswho had settled on earth were stranded here without their technology and with theirhome planet devastated. these white martians, he says, became the white peoples of theearth. fascinatingly, some scientists claim that when white people are immersed in16sensory deprivation tanks for long periods, their circadian rhythm ha

rpent in the garden of eden andthe serpent/dragon theme is global. the persians spoke of a region of bliss and delightcalled heden which was more beautiful than all the rest of the world. it was the originalabode of the first men, they said, before they were tempted by the evil spirit, in the formof a serpent, to partake of the fruit of the forbidden tree. there is also the banyon treeunder which the hindu jesus, known as khrishna, sat upon a coiled serpent andbestowed spiritual knowledge on humanity. the ancient greeks had a tradition of theislands of the blessed and the garden of the hesperides in which grew a tree bearingthe golden apples of immortality. this garden was protected by a dragon.4 in thechinese sacred books there is a garden in which grew trees bearing the fruit ofimmortali

gh these apparently differentcultures to show that they came from the same source. some of the stone circles aresometimes called hare-stones which, according to l. a. waddells research, evolvedthrough harri or heria, the title for the ruling goths, and from the hittite title of harri, arrior aryan: hare stones are aryan stones. just as han khrishna means aryan khrishna, veryappropriate given that the hindu religion was the work of the aryans. you also havecastlerigg stone circle near keswick in cumberland. the word rig was a title for gothickings and princes and the gothic came from the aryans. ancient depictions of aryan kingsin cilicia have them wearing the gothic style of dress. the name of keswick itself meansabode of the kes- the cassi or khatti clan of the hittites- and the county of

cross as an emblem of the water gods who they said had brought them theircivilisation. the nagas, by the way, the human-reptile gods of the east, were also said tolive in the water. the concept of a saviour god figure dying for humanity is an ancientone. the religions of india had a tradition of the crucified saviour centuries beforechristianity and it originated from the aryans in the caucasus. the hindu christfigure, khrishna, appears in some portrayals nailed to a cross in classic jesus manner.28quetzalcoatl is said to have come out of the sea carrying a cross and he has beenrepresented as being nailed to a cross. in mystery school symbolism, a cross of gold =illumination; a cross of silver= purification; a cross of base metals= humiliation; and across of wood= aspiration. the latter r

ces of hallucinogenic drugswere found in the grave of a south american indian dating back 4,500 years and,throughout the ancient world, records of drug use can be found. haomoa and soma, thesacred drinks of the zoroastrians and the hindus, could well have been the mind-altering amanita muscari mushroom, some believe.4 the chemicals from this pass intothe urine with hardly any loss of strength and the hindu scriptures refer to a sacredurine drink as a source of enlightenment and insight. certainly gives new meaning tothe phrase taking the piss. the aztecs used the hallucinogenic properties of thepsilocybe mexicana mushroom in their religious rites and they called it gods flesh.5i mentioned earlier the use of mushrooms by the hebrew priests which even inspiredthe design of their headgear. th

sacrifice. look at the jewishform of killing animals to this today. meat is only considered kosher if the animal hasits throat cut and dies by being bled dry. the same with the halal meat of the muslims.through the brotherhood bloodlines the ancient rituals have been strictly maintained andthe ruling elite today are sacrificing children and drinking blood the same as they did inthe ancient world. the hindu faith and the information for its sacred books, the v edas,were taken to the indian subcontinent by the aryans from the caucasus mountains, oneof the centres for extraterrestrials/inner terrestrials and their offspring. it is thereforepredictable that the v edas contain the same instructions for sacrifice to the gods. thev edas, written about 1,400 bc, list the names of the gods and the

ctatorship in brussels. the european union is truly a fasciststate in 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

ay call themselves by different names, but they are notopposites, they are oppo-sames. the confrontation has to happen for them to evolve andlearn that violence solves nothing. never has, never will. when you hear the christianpatriots describe their alternative to the brotherhood agenda they say they want to haveone nation under god. ok, but whos version of god? the christian god? themuslim god? the hindu god? the god as visualised by ethel in new y ork or bill inlos angeles? no, they mean, of course, the christian god, the vision of god that theybelieve in. they dont actually want to replace the brotherhood agenda with freedom,but with their own version of dictatorship. again, because both want to impose their willon others and suppress other lifestyles and beliefs, they are bound to att


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h jews. no race except the jewish race could possibly have served as the stock upon which the new dispensation was to be grafted because no other race was monotheistic. pantheism and polytheism had had their day and a new and more spiritual culture was due. the mystical qabala page 5 christian races owe their religion to the jewish culture as surely as the buddhist races of the east owe theirs to the hindu culture. 4. the mysticism of israel supplies the foundation of modern western occultism. it forms the theoretical basis upon which all ceremonial is developed. its famous glyph, the tree of life, is the best meditation-symbol we possess because it is the most comprehensive. 5. it is not my intention to write a historical study of the sources of the qabalah, but rather to show the uses th

e the queen (malkuth, the tenth sephirah; and this is the concealed idea, or soul, pervading the whole emanation. since it is opened for that which proceedeth from itself; that is, daath is itself the beautiful path, but also the inner, whereto moses referred; and that path lieth hid within the mother, and is the medium of its conjunction" when it is noted that yod is identical with the lingam in the hindu system; and that kether, daath, and the beautiful path, tiphareth, the sixth sephirah, are in a line on the middle pillar of the tree, which equates with the spine in man, the microcosm; and that kundalini is coiled in yesod, also on the middle pillar, we shall see that we have here an important key for those who are equipped to use it. 18. in the greater holy assembly, verse 566 (mather

esent a form of consciousness which is not achieved during incarnation. it is essentially outside the scheme of things so far as the planes of form are concerned. the spiritual experience associated with kether is union with god, and whoso achieves that experience is said to enter into the light and come not forth again. 13. these sephiroth unquestionably have their correlations in the chakras of the hindu system, but the correspondences are given differently by different authorities. as the method of classification is different, the west using a fourfold system and the east a sevenfold system, correlation is not easy to obtain, and in my opinion it is better to look for first principles rather than obtain a tidy pattern of arrangement which does violence to the correspondences. 14. the on

, by universal consent, represents the solar plexus and breast; it therefore seems reasonable to attribute to it the manipura and anahata chakras, as crowley does. fuller attributes these chakras to geburah and chesed, but as these two sephiroth find their equilibrium in tiphareth, this attribution presents no difficulty and causes no discrepancy. 19. in the same way the visuddhu chakra, which in the hindu system correlates with the larynx and is referred to binah by crowley, and the ajna chakra at the root of the nose, which correlates with the pineal gland and is referred to chokmah by the same authority, may be taken as uniting for function in daath, situated at the base of the skull. 20. the sahasrara chakra, the thousand-petalled lotus, situated above the head, is referred by crowley

, however, is called sorrow, and its symbol in the tarot pack is a heart pierced by three swords. out readers will recall the reference to the sword-pierced heart of the virgin mary in catholic symbolism, and mary equates with marab, bitter, the sea. ave, maria, stella maris! 56. swords are, of course, geburah cards, and as such represent the destructive aspect of binah as kali, the wife of siva, the hindu goddess of destruction. 57. pentacles are cards of earth, and as such are congemal to binah, form. the three of pentacles, therefore, is lord of material works, or activity on the plane of form. 58. it will be observed that, just as the planets have their influence reinforced when they are in those signs of the zodiac which are called their own houses, so the tarot cards, when the signif


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. acupuncture therapy alters these energy flows by inserting needles at key points for varying periods of time. anesthesia for surgical operations can also be effected by acupuncture. both ancient chinese and hindu medical systems are related to a philosophical or mystical view of the universe, and the concept of yin and yang and subtle energy flows has much in common with the kundalini energy of the hindu yoga system. in hatha yoga, the system of asanas, or physical positions, affect the vital energies in the body through muscular tension and relaxation. comparison may also be made with the theories of wilhelm reich and his concept of orgone energy. special developments of acupuncture include shiatsu and acupressure, a form of acupuncture without needles, and acupuncture charts locating e

hats, or mahatmas. ordinary people who earnestly desire to work for the betterment of the world may become chelas, or apprentices to adepts, in which case the latter are known as masters, but the apprentice must first have practiced self-denial and self-development in order to become sufficiently worthy. the master imparts teaching and wisdom otherwise unattainable (and thus resembles the guru in the hindu tradition) and helps the apprentice by communion and inspiration. helena petrovna blavatsky alleged that she was the apprentice of such masters and claimed that they dwelled in the tibetan mountains. the term adept was also employed by medieval magicians and alchemists to denote a master of their sciences. adhab-algal the islamic purgatory, where the wicked are tormented by the dark ange

yana is the fourteenth of the stages necessary to acquire the knowledge of the unity of the soul with brahman. it is characterized as the condition of highest joy arising from the belief of the identification of the self (atman) with brahman. sources: mishra, shri ramamurti. self analysis and self knowledge. lakemont, ga: csa press, 1977. atman usually translated soul but better rendered self. in the hindu religion, atman means the union of the collective human soul with god (brahma, eventually merged in the absolute totality of brahman. it is believed that the soul is neither body nor mind, nor even thought, but that these are merely conditions by which the soul is clouded so that it loses its sense of oneness with god. in the upanishads it is said, the self, smaller than small, greater t

he creature and in the beginning there was self. sources: davis, roy eugene. the path of soul liberation. lakemont, ga: csa press, 1975. mishra, shri ramamurti. self analysis and self knowledge. lakemont, ga: csa press, 1977. prabhavananda, swami, with frederick manchester. the spiritual heritage of india. garden city, n.y: doubleday, 1963. atmaniketan ashram founded to propagate the teachings of the hindu sage sri aurobindo (1872.1950) as presented by one of his disciples, atlantis encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. 114 sadhu loncontirth. atmaniketan maintained a residence center for individuals who desired to dedicate their lives to aurobindo teachings and arranged classes and seminars for visitors with special emphasis on spiritual expression through painting, music, and

bles. a-u-m.merging into each other. the sound is used to preface and end the reading of sacred scriptures and prayers and is used in most mantras. aum is also the subject of intricate mystical symbolism as a subject for meditation and is said to contain the origin of the alphabet and all sounds. in this respect it parallels the shemhamforasch of jewish mysticism and the creation of the universe. the hindu scripture mandukya upanishad is devoted entirely to an exposition of the mysticism of aum. sources: prabhavananda, swami, with frederick manchester. the spiritual heritage of india. garden city, n.y: doubleday, 1963. atziluth encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. 116 wood, thomas e. the mandukya upanishad and the agama shastra: an investigation into the meaning of the vedant

ecame a leading authority on hindu tantra and yoga. sources: avalon, arthur. the garland of letters: varnamala; studies in the mantra-shastra. madras, india: ganesh, 1922. the serpent power. madras, india: ganesh, 1924. shakti and shakta. 3d ed. madras, india: ganesh, 1929. avatar a term used in hindu religion to indicate the incarnation of a deity. avatara is a sanskrit word meaning descent, and the hindu gods take on animal or human form in different ages for the welfare of the world. in hindu mythology, the god brahma (originally known as the creator prajapati) became successively incarnated as a boar, a tortoise, and a fish, to assist the development of the world in prehistory. certain hindu scriptures ascribe these incarnations to the god vishnu (the preserver, but since the manifesta

grenoble, where disaster overtook him. in a seance held on february 20, 1910, two small live birds were produced. a local dealer recognized in bailey the man who bought three similar birds from him two days previously. the investigators claimed that he concealed the birds in his intestinal opening as bailey did not allow them to make examination there. matters were made worse by the statement of the hindu control that the birds came directly from india. in 1911, under the auspices of mrs. foster-turner, bailey came to london. in a test seance on july 6 before a committee selected by dr. abraham wallace in which the society for psy- encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. bailey, charles 145 chical research was represented by two well-known members, bailey was undressed, examine

who as a young man in 1969 had visited and been inspired by shambhala books, still a mainstay of the spiritual community in berkeley, california. he had also visited india and read the landmark book be here now (1971) written by ram dass (richard alpert, one of the foundational volumes of what would become known as the new age movement. the name of the store came from the banyan tree under which the hindu deity krishna is said to have spoken the bhagavad gita, and from the banyan ashram that had been established by gary snyder and nanao sakaki as an eco-spiritual community in japan. lymworth chose the alternate spelling of banyen after taking the advice of a numerologist friend. as the new age movement emerged in the 1970s, lymworth became aligned with its vision for the need for a transf

10, 1928, at nemyslovice and studied at high chemical school, college of chemical technology, prague. in 1955 he married eva fickova. bhagavad gita of the large number of holy books revered within hindu culture, the bhagavad gita, a short work originally written in sanskrit, is by far the most popular. an epic poem, it lays out a path of mystical devotion to krishna, one of the primary deities in the hindu pantheon, and describes the hindu perspective on such essential teachings as reincarnation and karma. it was one of the first books translated by western scholars as they began to study eastern teachings in the eighteenth century, and it was widely circulated among dissident religious groups such as the transcendentalists of new england. the gita was written over a period of years betwee

hild, he nevertheless followed his father s wishes by marrying and going into business. he was initiated into the goudiya vaishnava society by vaishnava holy man shi srimad bhaktisiddhanta saraswati goswami, and followed the bhaki( devotional) worship of vishnu s incarnation as krishna, which had been initiated by chaitanya, a bengali saint of the sixteenth century. krishna s life is described in the hindu scriptural texts bhagavad-gita and the srimad-bhagavatam. prabhupada managed a pharmaceutical business in order to support his family, but his guru, who died in 1936, ordered his disciples to preach the chaitanya message in the west. the honorific name bhaktivedanta was bestowed upon prabhupada by the gaudiya vishnava society. during this period he authored his first books, an introducti

osophical works. she encouraged national pride in indian culture, literature, religion, and aspirations for home rule, and she founded an important archive of sanskrit manuscripts at adyar, madras. the theosophical society she co-founded was a forerunner of the famous secret society the hermetic order of the golden dawn and numeorus other occult groups. the irish literary renaissance owes much to the hindu mysticism of william butler yeats and george w. russell, who were both influenced by the teachings of the theosophical society. sources: barker, a. t. collected writings. 14 vols. wheaton, ill: theosophical publishing house, 1950.87. besant, annie. h. p. blavatsky and the masters of wisdom. london, 1907. blavatsky, helena p. from the caves and jungles of hindustan. london: theosophical p

were more reminiscent of the techniques of the western mystic gurdjieff, whose followers often demonstrated remarkable physical control through special breathing. breathing techniques have effects on the human organism and contribute to some yogic feats, and also by the related systems of japanese martial arts, especially kung-fu, where it is claimed that a subtle energy named ch i (analagous to the hindu prana) is accumulated, amplified, and directed by willpower to specific parts of the body, developing astonishing strength and resilience. this process is normally preceded by a sudden exhalation of breath, sometimes accompanied by a shout or yell. the intake of breath that follows appears to result in hyperventilation of the system, generating vitality that can be directed to hands, fee


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premies, as his followers were called, were initiated, and within a few years hundreds of centers were established in the west. through the mid-1970s the rapidly developing movement ran into trouble, beginning with its inability to fill the houston astrodome in a highly publicized event, millennium 73. then in 1974, maharaj married his 24-year-old secretary, whom he described as an incarnation of the hindu goddess durga. the marriage further disrupted his relationship with his mother and older brothers. a lawsuit in india gave control of the indian branch of the divine light mission to maharaj s mother and led to a complete break with her son, who maintained the complete support of the western disciples. in the late 1970s the divine light mission had also become the target of the anticult

du tradition, the material universe is said to be formed from divine vibration, a concept echoed in the judeo-christian concepts of divine utterance preceding creation. and god said, let there be light (gen. 1:3) and in the beginning was the word, and the word was with god, and the word was god (john 1:1. the use of mantras can also be found in buddhist tantrism, known as vairayana. the verses of the hindu sacred scriptures, the vedas (veda means knowledge, are regarded as mantras, because they have been transmitted from a divine source, rather like the christian concept of the bible as having power as the word of god. hindus, however, also believe that words and phrases have special powers as expressions of the hidden forces of nature. the vibrations of molecules which create the particul

reat white brotherhood has been popularized, numerous groups such as the several alice bailey groups, the i am movement, and the church universal and triumphant, now advocate a relationship to the masters. much of western occultism derives from romantic concepts of adepts with magical powers, but in hinduism, mystical awareness of god-realization is considered superior to paranormal feats, and to the hindu pupil, the master is his guru, or spiritual teacher. the term mahatma is used to indicate a special guru or great soul, and maharishi or maharshi denotes a great sage of transcendental wisdom. another sanskrit term paramahansa (literally greatest swan) is given to a very exalted mystic. the primary masters claimed by helena petrovna blavatsky, one of the founders of theosophy, were: koot

ations, and one is now truly whole, a spirit, immortal and unchangeable except for increasing development and evolution. into this causal body is worked all that one has experienced in the physical, astral, and mental bodies, and when one still finds that experience insufficient for one s needs, one descends again into grosser matter in order to learn yet more and more. these concepts derive from the hindu religious classification of three bodies or states of being: gross (or physical, subtle, and causal (known as sthula, sukshma, and karana shariras. the causal body is pictured as surrounded by five sheaths (or koshas: annamayakosha (food or physical sheath; pranamayakosha (subtle energy sheath; manamayakosha (mental sheath; vijnanamayakosha (wisdom sheath; and anandamayakosha (bliss shea

h resembled nervous responses in animal or human life. prof. t. c. n. singh and stells ponniah of annamalai university in india carried out experiments to measure the growth in plants as a result of musical sounds (see plants, psychic aspects of. western scientists have demonstrated that ultrasonic sounds can destroy bacteria, guide ships in the dark, and weld together materials. in recent years, the hindu musician swami nadabrahmananda saraswati has demonstrated an ancient yoga of music, involving the arousal of kundalini energy through the psychic power of musical vibrations. in a western context, psychic effects from music were claimed by the singing teacher alfred wolfsohn. in contrast, some have suggested that the aggressiveness and violence of much of modern popular rock music seems

itiated by gifts of food and drink. several of these demonic figures have almost achieved godhead, so widespread did their particular veneration become, and hmin nat, chiton, and wannein nat may be named as fiends of power, the dread of which spread across extensive districts. the nats were probably of indian origin, and the now thoroughly indigenous creatures may at one time have been members of the hindu pantheon. many spirit families such as the seikkaso, akathaso, and bommaso, who inhabit various parts of the jungle trees, are of indian origin. the fulfillment of every wish depends upon the nats or spirits, who are all-powerful as far as humans are concerned. they are innumerable. any house might have its complement, who swarmed in its several rooms and took up their abode in its heart

uru or spiritual preceptor and follow an ascetic life, discarding all material possessions, egoism, hopes, and fears in the quest for a higher spiritual awareness not subject to birth and death, or change and decay. various pathways of yoga facilitated that quest, involving self-purification, service to others, and refinement of perception based upon physical health and its spiritual counterpart. the hindu emphasis on the duties and responsibilities of a householder taking priority over the quest for mystical enlightenment have something in common with judaism, which does not seek to separate mystical experience from everyday life. judaism is essentially pragmatic in its approach to the spiritual life and requires that mystical experience be interfused with daily life and religious observa

he chapel, and several books have been written about the sightings. like medjugore, in herzegovina, it appears that oliveto citra will remain a site of pilgrimage well into the twenty-first century. sources: faricy, robert, and luciano pecoraio. mary among us: the apparitions at oliveto citra. stubenville, ohio: franciscan university press, 1989. om (or aum) a sanskrit word of special sanctity in the hindu religion, generally interchangable with aum. it is pronounced at the beginning and end of every lesson in the vedas (ancient scriptures) and is also the introductory word of the puranas (religious works embodying legends and mythology. the katha- upanishad states: whoever knows this syllable obtains whatever he wishes. there are various accounts of its origin; one that it is the term of

rder of napunsakas in the west the order of napunsakas in the west (on) was founded in 1996 as a special interest group (sig) associated with the thelemic magical order the servants of the star and the snake (sss. it was inspired by the writings of the late scholar of hinduism, alain danielou (author of such books as the gods of india: hindu polytheism; shiva and dionysus and while the gods play. the hindu word napunsaka designates some 16 categories of non-heterosexual, gender variant types mentioned in the sanskrit dictionary of v. s. apete. members of the order seek to reestablish the natural, divine order found in pre-aryan shaivism, but with an emphasis on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered tantra. the outer order is open to all napunsakas (people who define themselves as other

the outer order is open to all napunsakas (people who define themselves as other than heterosexual; affiliates are considered associate members. an inner order, the cultus skanda-karttikeya (cs-k, is open to gay males only, and only upon formal, in-person diksha, or initiation. the focus of the cs-k is on gay tantra with special emphasis on the sadhana (or worship or more properly, adoration) of the hindu deity skanda as patron of gays, in his many forms (kumara, marugan, etc. the current head of the order of napunsakas in the west and the cultus skanda-karttikeya is known by his religious name, sahajananda skanda-das. the order is headquartered at p.o. box 1219, corpus christi, tx 78403-1219. it publishes a periodical, zibaq. information on the order can be found on the internet through

to link it into a single great movement of preparation for the great one whom the age awaits. the order expanded with the assistance of active branches of the theosophical society. a junior order of the servants of the star was established for members under twenty-one years of age. membership in the theosophical movement peaked in the late 1920s. order under attack attacks by the indian newspaper the hindu, revived the hodgson report scandal of the society for psychical research. the report alleged fraud by helena petrovna blavatsky and sex scandals involving charles w. leadbeater and young boys in 1906. however, in spite of the attacks, the ose survived. in 1911, krishnamurti was claimed to be the chosen vehicle of the lord maitreya-bodhisattva-christ. in october 1912, j. narayniah, the f

and will perceive by a light that far exceeds that of the sun. who, therefore, enters this path by brahma must deny the world and its pleasures; must only cover his nakedness, and staff in hand collect enough, but no more, alms to maintain life. the lesser ones only do this; the greater throw aside pitcher and staff, and do not even read the oupnekhata. this book is possibly a revision of one of the hindu upanishads. oupnekhata is probably from a nineteenth-century german translation titled das oupnekhat; die aus den veden zusammengefasste lebre von dem brahm (dresden, 1882, derived from an earlier latin edition of 1801. there is no single upanishad book of secrets. all the upanishads contain the esoteric wisdom of hindu metaphysics (derived from the vedas) comparable forms of meditation


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of judaism as heretical sects, declaring them to be jews only in the biological sense. in recent decades, an extraordinary number of people born and raised by jewish parents have set out to explore the ideas and practices of other mystical traditions, as if in search of traces of their own. we hear the colloquialisms hindjews and jewdhists, reflecting the many jews who have passionately embraced the hindu and buddhist mystical traditions. some jews, who seriously studied and engaged in the meditation practices of other mystical traditions, have recently come back to judaism only to discover or see in a new light their own mystical qabalah. this has been one of the major factors involved in the jewish renewal movement' 8: h" 2: 2 2:e 8% as a final note, anything that runs counter to an ing

use of mantra and yantra. mantra are sequences of divine names having great intrinsic power to transform consciousness, and yantra are visualizations that correlate directly and specifically to the mantra. anthropomorphic descriptions of the lord hvhy are usually allusions to mysteries and to states and stations of consciousness. such anthropomorphic allusions are likewise profuse in the tantras. the hindu and tibetan buddhist tantric traditions are particularly noted for their explicit sexual allusions to mystical states. similar allusions are found in the idra zuta qadusha (lesser holy assembly) and other qabalistic literature. also, some qabalists engage in potent yogic sexual practices similar to those performed by the virabhava tantrikas and chinese taoist alchemists.41 unfortunately

ional space-time continuum until it reaches a point where it starts to contract and return to its original condition. the expansion of the everlasting arms that connect the six directional sefiroth to one another around the periphery of the double pyramid tree of life delineated in the sefer yetzirah, and the movement of the chayot in the chariot of the book of ezekiel allude to the same idea. in the hindu holy books known as the vedas, we find another analogy to modern cosmology in the comparison of the creator to a spider that weaves a web and then retrieves it back into its body. the mentor in the work of the chariot trust speculated further on the correlation between torah b reshith 1:1-4 and modern scientific cosmology. his exegesis is presented in appendix b. it is based upon a diffe

n allah will resurrect the souls of the faithful in paradise. 2" 2' 8: 2 f# acharit wielding a sword riding a white horse many details found in the torah, peshitta (gospels, and apocrypha regarding the nature, lives, experiences, powers, and teachings of master mosheh and master yeshuvah find parallels in those of messiahs in other traditions. messianic appearances are called avatara in sanskrit. the hindu tradition contains beautiful and profound descriptions of the life dramas and teachings of the ten incarnations of vishnu, including rama, krishna, narasimha (lit. man-lion, and matsya (the fish, who is said to have appeared to noah during the flood. hindus also ascribe messianic stature to chaitanya (sixteenth century ce, ramakrishna (1836- 1886, shirdi sai baba (d.1918) and satya sai b

rincipal mood, or bhava, of vast face yoga is called the shanti bhava (peaceful mood. vast face meditation practices include letting the mind rest in its natural state, following the breath, using specialized vast face mantra and visualizations, and contemplating paradox e.g. zen koans. verbal practices include chanting and contemplating nondual centered scriptural texts such as the upanishads of the hindu rishis, the buddhist prajna paramita, and the qabalistic sifra detzniyutha. the neti, neti( not this, not this) process of discriminating self-inquiry is used to discern the real by negating the unreal. the yogic instructions of sri ramana maharshi, for instance, emphasized a process of inquiry as to the real nature of who am i: who am i? the gross body that is composed of the seven humo

i ohlamim. ah-men. 3' 8: h" 2: 2 2:e 8% finally, there is the practice of looking for messiah in everyone s eyes. this practice requires complete faith that messiah will one day appear for you. such faith is founded on the wisdom that anything is possible for the lord of all, and that since the universe is created moment by moment, messiah can come for any one of us at any time (barukh hashem. in the hindu holy book, the bhagavad gita, there is the verse: fix your mind on me, be devoted to me, adore me and make obeisance to me; thus uniting yourself to me and utterly depending upon me, you shall come to me. 9 0,8< devotional singing and chanting is common to virtually all the world s mystical traditions. hebrew, arabic, and sanskrit holy texts are all traditionally chanted and not simply r

ah kingdom. fall of adam: fall from unitive to dualistic consciousness, the fall of the sefirah knowledge/first into position as the sefirah kingdom" 00 fana il fana (arabic: extinction of extinction: in sufism, a term alluding to the dissolution of individuated consciousness in the ultimate experience of vast face in the negatively-existent roots of the tree. corresponds to nirvakalpa samadhi in the hindu yoga system, and satori in zen. faqir (arabic: mendicant: a term for a sufi reflecting the ideal of spiritual poverty. galgalim (hebrew: wheels: qabalistic term for reincarnation, envisioned as the rotation (or migration) of the geviyah through successive physical bodies (nefesh) in the world of asiyah. gan eden (hebrew: garden of eden: an archetype and an idyllic place in sefirah beauty

one of the three core texts of the sefer hazohar, and a term for the seven upper sefiroth of the tree. inner court: a term for the four sefiroth at the center of the three-dimensional form of the tree of life, two of which move into the side columns on the flat version of the tree. ishvara (sanskrit: a principal name of small face in the vedas. japa (sanskrit: continuous repetition of a mantra in the hindu tradition. corresponds to zakhor in the qabalah and dhikr in sufism. jinn (hebrew: angels of destruction, demons. jivashakti (sanskrit: energy of consciousness manifest in the embodied soul. jnana (sanskrit: knowledge: the path of direct perception of vast face in the hindu system of yoga. kahuna (hawaiian: one who holds the hidden knowledge. kalah (hebrew: bride: a synonym for shekhinah

st, and the waking state in most humans. this sefirah is associated with the shekhinah in exile. manipura chakra (sanskrit: solar plexus center on the chakric tree, portrayed as a lotus with ten petals. corresponds to the sefiroth victory/south and glory/west on the qabalistic tree, and the latifa qalbiya on the sufi tree. maya (sanskrit: illusion: the illusory power of the ayn (called brahman in the hindu system) to appear as a universe of name and form. mayim (hebrew: the element of water corresponding to the mother letter mem. mazal (hebrew: fate: the law of cause and effect, synonymous with karma in hindu system. menorah (hebrew: candle holder used during the eight days of chanukah, symbolizing the tree of life. merkabah (hebrew: chariot: an allusion to the tree of life in general, and

samadhi (sanskrit: ecstatic absorption in godwith- qualities wherein the individuated consciousness is still present. samskaras (sanskrit: impressions: residal impressions of previous lifetimes imprinted on the mirror of the watcher on the threshold, and hard wired in the deep memory of the brain. samyana (sanskrit: one-pointed concentration. sanatana dharma (sanskrit: the spiritual tradition of the hindu vedas. satori (japanese: direct perception of the truth in buddhism; enlightenment. sefer yetzirah (hebrew: book of formation: book on the tree of life and the mystical significance of the hebrew letters written by abraham. sefer hazohar (hebrew: book of splendor: name of a five volume exegesis on the torah. sefirah (hebrew: sphere, pl. sefiroth: one of ten stations on the qabalistic tre

he ajna chakra on the tantric tree, and the latifa khafiya on the sufi tree. vasishtadvaita (sanskrit: qualified non-dualism: one of three world views in vedantic spiritual philosophy in which the divine is innate in all beings. vast face: god without attributes; inactive aspect of the ayn in the mystical qabalah; in hebrew, arikh afim or arikh anafin. vedas (sanskrit: one of the primary texts of the hindu religion. vijnana (sanskrit: intimate knowledge of god: realization of the mysterious unknown both as vast face and small face. virabhava (sanskrit: hero mood: the heroic mode of tantric worship. vishnu (sanskrit: a primary divine name in the puranic tradition of india. within the context of the synthesis of three complete spiritual traditions into one, vishnu is regarded as the aspect o


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arry within. even among the early norsemen, we learn that if anyone wanted to marry within a strange family, he was first obliged to mix blood; it must first be tested to see whether his blood would mix with that of the family into which he desired to marry. and thus haemolysis was known to many in some of its phases at least. if the blood did not mix, it would bring about "confusion of caste" as the hindu says; a straight line of descent must be kept, for otherwise those pictures in the inner vision would become mixed and would be confused. this marrying in the family or tribe was what engendered the selfishness, the clannishness, and the struggle and strife of the world. to break these up, the practice must be discontinued; thus when christ came he advocated the discontinuance of the pra


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entral point 255 typifying the divine creator, from whom radiate all diversity; that diversity being all still himself, teaching us the oneness of things, teaching us the trinity in unity, and teaching us the higher pantheism, and that they are all one- three aspects of the same truth. so in the egyptian zodiac we find the bird-formed deity, symbol of the supreme creator, occupying the centre; in the hindu zodiac we find the man in the attitude of prayer generally, and half-hidden by clouds; but in many of them, and also in the chinese, we find the man, or sometimes the dragon, occupying the centre. in all of these we find the one, the three, and the multiple; and radiating out from that centre we find these various signs, no matter exactly how they are represented. now, what does all that

igns' of it already267- certain signs that the seed may even now' be 225 sown,w-hichis to produce that evil fruit two thousandfive,hundred years or so hence. then lookatprophecy-the prophecies that we have. take the book of revelation, and there we find-the sorceries and witchcraft and evil things, especiallythe evil of material and sensual sorcery, which istocome after the present age. then take the hindu prophecy. we ate near the end of the first period of the kali yug- the blackage-black with horrors and terrors; the first five thousand years black with materiality. and hasnotthat been so? compare out civilisations now with the188 the sorcererand his apprentice civilisationsoffive thousand years ago- about the time when nineveh wasinits glory, and when egypt was rising into its material

candescent earth occupied the position of a sun to a possibly inhabited moon.thatwas probably a fact, as we were told in the course of astronomical lectures last winter. supposing that it were a possible fact that egyptian priests might have drawn a zodiac or hieroglyphic representing such a position of the earth's axis as indicating to them that far distant time- probably, i think,ifwe may go by the hindu calculations, about eight to nine millions of years ago- that is a calculation which one may leave to physical astronomers;but190thesorcerer and his apprenticein the meantime, the zodiacs which we have- the zodiac of dendera among others, and the hindu and burmese zodiacs- present many points yet unsolved. the three virgins-theone holding a child, another nursing a child, and thethirdhol


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ostic handbook page 8 such an extent that only through much critical study can we restore just some of its inner meaning. the institute upholds the original inner teachings of jesus as part of a continuum of wisdom which spans from pagan to so-called christian sources. but it is perhaps desirable to state unequivocally that the teachings here, however, fragmentary and incomplete belong neither to the hindu's, the zoroastrian, the chaldean, nor the egyptian religion, nor to buddhism, islam, judaism or christianity exclusively. the secret doctrine is the essence of all these. the secret doctrine, madame blavaskty. behind the veil of all the hieratic and mystical allegories of ancient doctrines, behind the darkness and strange ordeals of all initiations, under the deal of all sacred writings

reated beings which exist in the pleroma and which fulfill the creative directive expressed by the lord of wisdom. in one gnostic tradition, michael (as a manifestation of the logos ray) and first the gnostic handbook page 26 estate predecessor of jesus, who was the first created immortal. the divine will the divine will is the first principle of action, it is kether in the kabbalah and brahma in the hindu traditions. it is the creative principle, not in the sense of matter but in beginning the emanation process through which the whole great chain of being with its world, dimensions and multitudes of life are manifested. logos and sophia the two principles which are manifested and work in unison with the divine will are the logos and sophia. the logos is the divine mind and the concept cam

e. the byzantine commonwealth, obolensky what are we to make of such speculations. is the world really evil? or worse is the creator of the world evil? the first thing we need to do is to consider how this model arose and then examine the esotericism that exists behind it. the first thing we need to consider is how the different models of the creation of matter developed. some traditions, such as the hindu and greek, tend not to demonise matter. while such schools admit there are degrees of darkness and light and forces which are helpful to man and those who may wish to hinder, none are actually seen as absolutely evil. certainly in the pagan traditions the gods have many aspects and the appearance of totally evil gods seems to have been the result of christian influence. indeed even the p

etween matter and spirit this is more a conflict between mans attachment to matter and spirit, hence the emphasis is moved from cosmology to perception. if we examine the multitude of myths regarding the creation of matter with this in mind we begin to see an answer to our dilemma, these models are talking about different things. some are talking about cosmology, others about personal evil. so in the hindu, greek and other systems the question is more the nature of ignorance and evil from the perception of man, while the gnostic and kabbalistic seem to be discussing how suffering etc arose and tracing this back to a cosmological structure. the gnostic handbook page 44 perceptional dualism this begins to hint that the problem is not with the universe but us, it is our perception of the univ

sses on earth. oppressed by their excessively greedy rulers, people will hide in valleys between mountains, here they will gather honey, vegetables, roots, fruits, birds, flowers and so forth. suffering from cold, wind, heat and rain, they will put on clothes made of tree bark and leaves. and no one will live as long as twenty-three years. thus in the kali age humankind will be utterly destroyed" the hindu purana the four ages correlate remarkably well with the image described in the old testament book of daniel. central to daniel chapter two is the description of an unusual figure, a figure that is used to express a prophetic outline of history. the interesting thing is that inherent with this figure is a pattern and design which is far older than the text of daniel in which it appears. t


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goal is "sin (the word sin literally means "to miss the mark) the promise offered to those who correctly use the base chakra is the ability to "eat from the tree of life. this has many different shades of meaning, ranging from the promise of immortality to the liberation of the self through the activation of the tree of life. the church of smyrna the church of smyrna is the svadhisthana chakra in the hindu system or in our terms the sacral centre. it is known as sweet smelling and is related to the sexual organs. the sweet smell refers to the ojas or psychic force that dwells within the energy that flows through the organism of both the male and female. it also has a specific sexual meaning in terms of tantric practise where it represents the psychic energy found within the sexual secretio


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found in many occult teachings including crowley's liber lxv. it is a form of the snake encircling the world with its tail locked in its mouth. yet another possible way of seeing this wheel is in the form of the wheel of fortune of atu x of the tarot. this path leads down from chesed through the veil of the temple unti l i t connects with netzach. the wheel of fortune is the western equivalent of the hindu wheel of samsara whose spokes are the three gunas or modes of energy: sattvas, rajas and tamas. it is also equivalent to the tibetan wheel of life which divides life into eleven phases of an endless cycle and which is held by the terrible goddess of time, kali. the great turning wheel is our universe. with practice you wi l l be able to see i t in at least two of i ts major aspects (1) i

nd the value of the words gah bal t whi ch me an s" s pi r i t o f jus t i c e" al s o 37x18=666, the number of the beast, the role crowley assumed for him-sel f. an interesting note here is that 37x3=111, 37x6=222, 37x9= 333 and so on; the number 37, in multiples of three, yields equal three-digit numbers and the word zazas is spoken three times in the formula. the word nassatanada (a variant of the hindu sat-cit ananda or being-consciousness-bliss) adds up to 150 and 150x4= 600, the number for khoronzon. also 150 is the number for the word im which means "to apply" in the sense of practical application, and also the word grosb meaning "a bitter sting" furthermore, 150x3=450, the value of the magical word niakod. the entire four-word formula can be added together to yield 261, the number

bodies. hold that idea for as long as you can. 271 the sun-savior cosmologically, then, all the dragons and serpents conquered by their "slayers" are, in their origin, the turbulent confused principles in chaos, brought to order by the sun-gods or 'creative' powers. h.p. blavatsky, the secret doctrine a sun-savior in enochian magick is called an arsoe (ahrah-soheh. the sun-savior is equivalent to the hindu avatar, the buddhist bodhisattva and the hanged man of the tarot. it is a manifestation of solar forces and energies in human form. tradi t ion holds that the sun-savior embodies himself periodically on earth in order to alleviate the sufferings of man and to keep the light of truth burning in men's hearts. the sublime concept of the soe (savior) and especially of the arsoe (sun-savior)


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of life, and unselfish service are the characteristics of an avatar. one who is an avatar has no peculiar manner of dress, speech, or appearance. his comprehension of life and its problems, and his conduct are his only outward signs of attainment. one obviously cannot attain avatarship in one incarnation. it is a process of evolution. the etymology of the word is sanskrit. it is commonly used in the hindu philosophy, but in a manner not wholly compatible with western mysticism's interpretation. b belief.considered from the mystical point of view belief implies lack of knowledge; it is like unto hope without foundation. a mystic should have no beliefs, but should supplant them with knowledge or a frank admission that he does not know.(see knowledge. birth.mystically, birth occurs when the


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ncealed deity. nothing that is finite-whether because it had a beginning, or must have an end-can remain stationary. it must either progress or recede; and a soul which thirsts after a reunion with its spirit, which alone confers upon it immortality, must purify itself through cyclic transmigrations onward toward the only land of bliss and eternal rest, called in the zohar "the palace of love; in the hindu religion "moksha; among the gnostics "the pleroma of eternal light; and by the buddhists "nirvana" and all these states are temporary, not eternal. q. yet there is no reincarnation spoken of in all this. a. a soul which pleads to be allowed to remain where she is, must be preexistent, and not have been created for the occasion. in the zohar, however, there is a still better proof. speaki

s, and rebecomes for a short time the god he was, before, in compliance with karmic law, he first descended into matter and incarnated in the first man of flesh. the "golden thread" sees all its "pearls" and misses not one of them -ooo- what is really meant by annihilation q. i have heard some theosophists speak of a golden thread on which their lives were strung. what do they mean by this? a. in the hindu sacred books it is said that the part of us which undergoes periodical incarnation is the sutratman, which means literally the "thread soul" it is a synonym of the reincarnating ego-manas conjoined with buddhi-which absorbs the manasic recollections of all our preceding lives. it is so called, because, like the pearls on a thread, so is the long series of human lives strung together on t

how is it that the talismans (telesmata) of apollonius have power, for they prevent, as we see, the fury of the waves, and the violence of the winds, and the attacks of wild beasts; and whilst our lord's miracles are preserved by tradition alone, those of apollonius are most numerous, and actually manifested in present facts? but an answer is easily found to this, in the fact that, after crossing the hindu koosh, apollonius had been directed by a king to the abode of the sages, whose abode it may be to this day, and who taught him their unsurpassed knowledge. his dialogues, with the corinthian menippus, give to us truly the esoteric catechism, and disclose (when understood) many an important mystery of nature. apollonius was the friend, correspondent, and guest of kings and queens, and no

an alexandrian writer, and an obscure philosopher. a jew who tried to prove that aristotle explained the esoteric thoughts of moses. aryan (sans) lit "the holy; those who had mastered the aryasatyani and entered the aryamarga path to nirvana or moksha, the great "fourfold" path. they were originally known as ishis. but now the name has become the epithet of a race, and our orientalists, depriving the hindu brahmins of their birthright, have made ryans of all europeans. since, in esotericism, the four paths or stages can only be entered through great spiritual development and "growth in holiness" they are called the aryamarga. the degrees of arhatship, called respectively srotapatti, sakridagamin, anagamin, and arhat, or the four classes of aryas, correspond to the four paths and truths. as


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id, and solomon mythicsl powmages 439 ^mbcjiam of noah's ark 447 "nie patriaichs identical with sodiacal signs 459 ad biue legends bdong to univenal history 4c9 chapter x the devil-myth itw devil officially recognised by the church 477 sktan tbe mainstay of sacmdolalism 480 idmtity of staaa irith the e^tiui typhod 483 ifis relatiini to mn>ent-wotship 489 the book of j^ and the book of the dead w3 the hindu devu a met*phystaj abstraction 501 satan ukd tbe prince of hell in the goipel la ntcodemus 519 digitizecoy google chapter xi- the age of philoaophy moducol no sitbeibts llie legends of tbra skvion christutu doctrine of tb atodement iuogksl caiue of the failure of minioiuria to convert buddluit and brthmkou. neither buddha nco' jeaua left written racordl the gmideat mysteries td tdjgion i

of the master, it is the lliou^t, which ia god the father "the celestial ocean, the aethkb, which flows from east to west, is the breath of the father, the life-giving principle, the holt qhost "for they are not at all separated, and their union is life" ancient as may be the ori^ of hermes, lost in the unknown days of egyptian colonization, there is yet a far older prophecy, directly relating to the hindu kriahna, according to the brfthmanas. it is to say the least atrange that the christians claim to base their religion upon a pro- phecy of the bibu which exists nowhere in that book. in what chapter or verse does jehovah, the' lord god' promise adam and eve to send them a redeemer who will save humanity" i will put enmity between thee and the woman" says the lord god to the serpent "and

or more acutely than did the iliu^onary jesus while his body was being tortured on the cross. in the ideas of the christians, christ b but another name for jesus. the philosophy of the gnostics, the initiates, and hierophants undeatood it otherwise. the word christos, xptor, like all greek words, must be sou^t in its philological origin the sanskrit. in this latter language krit means sacred* and the hindu deity was named kris-na (tbe pitre or the sacred) from that. on the other hand, uie greek carirfot bears several meanings, as anointed (pure oil, ckritm) and others. in all languages, thou^ the ^nonym of the word means pure or sacred essence, it is the first emanation of the invisible godhead, manifesting 356. in hit debate with jacollut upon the ri^t jpdliiig of the hitida ktujidb, mr

earth. we would ask this french scholar, who seems so familiar with every ttoka of the books of manu, and other vedic writers, the meaoiog of thu sentence so well known to him "hants and vegetation reveal a multitude of forms because of their precedent actions; they are surrounded by darkness, but are nevertheless idowed with an interior soul, and feel equally pleasure and pain (manu, i, 48-9. if the hindu philosophy teaches the presence of a degree of soul in the lowest forms of vegetable life, and even in every atom in space, how is it possible that it should deny the same immortal principle to man? and if it once admits the immortal spirit in man, how can it logically deny the existence of the parent source i will not say the first, but the eternal cause? neither rationalists oor sensua


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1: the virgin as strong and self defined. stage 2: the mother as the nurturing source of all nourishment and. stage 3: the crone representing death and transformation. the role of the triple goddess is to remind us of our sacredness regardless of our age for all stages are precious, and also to remind us that there is one multi-faceted goddess, always present, always sacred. then we have some of the hindu goddesses who the hindu s believe are all aspects of the one divine mother goddess. durga. also called devi in india where all goddesses are one as all are different aspects of the divine feminine. devi took the name of her enemy after she slew the evil demon durga in battle while riding on a tiger. lakshmi. goddess of abundance, the shakti force of vishnu. kali. the triple goddess of cr


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umming or droning sound. no; had two equally shaped halves; looked up at from ground it seemed- to be of two parts as hereon. there is another hindu manuscript dated 500 bc, which has been translated as follows: rawan (ravan, king of ceylon, flew over the enemy's army and dropped bombs, causing many casualties. eventually rawan was captured and slain, and his flying machine fell into the hands of the hindu chieftain, ram chandra (rama, who flew it all the way back to his capital in northern india. no, not bombs: rocks or "frozen" air, or 'coat" burnings. both of these manuscripts seem to have been taken from the same temple records at ayhodia and refer to a time at least 20,000 years ago. 1 parenthesis, markouts, and question mark by a 132 during time before "the ice? it is from this mater


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, 7, 8) 464. in ancient egypt there was yet another reason for these preparations, for a weak current of physical electricity was sent through the candidate by means of a rod or sword with which he was touched at certain points. it is not practical here to say more about this part of the ceremony, except that it is concerned with the stimulation of an etheric current in the spine that is known to the hindu occultists under the name of the ida nadi; it will be more fully described in explaining the ceremony of raising. 465. it is partly on the same account that at this first initiation the candidate is deprived of all m c s, since they may very easily interfere with the flow of the currents. very great importance has always been attached to this part of the preparation, and the strictest ad

needed at the moment in the work of helping others. as the mark degree is recognized as having originally been part of the f.c, ex. and perf. bro. wood takes the mark man and the mark master as respectively symbolizing the second and third of the great initiations, thus leading up very satisfactorily to the m.m. degree, which is obviously a foreshadowing of the arhat stage. 751. he also finds in the hindu system an interesting analogy to the teaching of the mark degree. the man who has entered upon the first stage of the path proper is called parivrajaka, the wanderer, and this is taken to signify that the initiate has no real home, no foundation or anchorage in this physical world. as it is expressed in a hymn: gi fm but a stranger here; heaven is my home. h he has realized the first par

ters of self-centredness, doubt and superstition, he is called kutichaka, the hut-builder; he is now no longer a wanderer, unsettled in both worlds, for he has found for himself a definite place and work on the buddhic plane. when this is achieved a mark is given to him, typified in masonic and biblical phraseology as a white stone, upon which a new name is written- the true name of the ego. 752. the hindu term for the man who takes the third great step is hamsa, the swan; and this name is supposed to be founded upon an ancient fable which endowed that bird with the apocryphal faculty of separating milk from water after they had been mixed. he is therefore taken as a symbol of the man whose discrimination is perfect, who can distinguish what is worth doing and do it, and therefore gmarks w

; it typified god as father-mother. on the installed 775. figure 15 776. 777. master fs apron we find three taus in separation; in the holy royal arch we see them conjoined, for here the teaching given is the unity to be found in this entire threefold universe, conveying also the meaning that each person in this trinity has its male and female aspect- precisely the same idea which is expressed in the hindu religion by the statement that each person has his shakti, commonly described as his consort. thus the three-in-one becomes six-in-one, and, with the surrounding circle which indicates the unmanifested totality, we have the mystic seven. 778. the triple tau is also called in royal arch masonry the key. it contains eight right angles, and is used as a measure or mnemonic whereby the plato

world-teacher, the great one who entered into the body of jesus as the christ. with this force coming through it the mantra can be used for many purposes, such as healing, or the removal of fire and other elementals, as well as for general good. 975. i found, however, that there were three stages in the process. with the recital of gklim h, which it is said is called gthe seed of attraction h by the hindu occultists, the attention of the source of the force is attracted and what may be called a kind of downward door or valve is opened; then, throughout the body of the mantra the force pours into the form; and finally, with the sound gswaha h, that force is sent out to do its work. 976. our work in the lodge is of the same nature as that done by means of such ancient mantras. during our me


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liberation. in response, gautama is said to have called the earth as his witness, whose response was so powerful that it frightened away mara and his hordes. that very night, the buddha achieved enlightenment. see also demons; hinduism for further reading: conze, edward. buddhist thought in india. 1962. reprint, ann arbor: university of michigan press, 1967. garg, ganga ram, ed. encyclopaedia of the hindu world. vol. 2. new delhi: concept publishing, 1992. ronner, john. know your angels: the angel almanac with biographies of 100 prominent angels in legend and folklore, and much more. murfreesboro, tn:mamre, 1993. stutley,margaret, and james stutley. harper s dictionary of hinduism: its mythology, folklore, philosophy, literature, and history. new york: harper& row, 1977. aquinas, thomas a

into hell, in south asian mythology the asuras often storm out of the underworld, succeed in taking over heaven, and drive the devas out. the devas then appeal to the high god (usually vishnu, though occasionally shiva or the goddess, who comes to their aid, defeats the asuras, drives them back into the hell worlds, and reestablishes the deva/asura balance of power. one of the factors at work in the hindu religious ecology that distinguishes it from western religions is the assumption of the notion of reincarnation. as this notion was brought to bear on south asian mythology, devas became capable of ignoble actions, which could result in their punishment (their fall) by being reborn as asuras. asuras, on the other hand, unlike western demons, were capable of performing noble actions, whic

on south asian mythology, devas became capable of ignoble actions, which could result in their punishment (their fall) by being reborn as asuras. asuras, on the other hand, unlike western demons, were capable of performing noble actions, which could result in their being rewarded by being reborn as devas. see also hinduism; indo-europeans for further reading: garg, ganga ram, ed. encyclopaedia of the hindu world. vol. 3. new delhi: concept publishing, 1992. stutley,margaret, and james stutley. harper s dictionary of hinduism: its mythology, folklore, philosophy, literature, and history. new york: harper& row, 1977. aurum solis aurum solis was founded in 1897 in england by charles kingold and george stanton. it was originally opened as a school of high cabalistic magic. its philosophies are

of this are the ones damned to hell a place to which one does not actually journey, because hell is located within oneself. evelyn oliver buddhism buddhism is a major world religion that was founded by siddhartha gautama in the indian subcontinent around 600 b.c.e. buddhism is clearly in the same religious family as buddhism s parent religious tradition, hinduism. however, to be considered within the hindu fold, one must nominally acknowledge the authority of the four vedas, hinduism s most ancient religious texts. buddha rejected the authority of the vedas, and hence, despite its close relationship with hinduism, buddhism is technically non-hindu. unlike almost all other religions, buddhism is not focused on deities. gods and goddesses are 34 buddhism acknowledged to exist, but they are n

he snake and the scorpion) or with natural elements. one ambiguous figure, divine and evil (jinn) at the same time, is iblis, who partially resembles the devil of the judeo-christian tradition as a fallen angel. believed to be eternally expelled from the garden of heaven for refusing to bow, upon god s order, in front of adam (i.e, a being made of earth, he gradually also came to be called satan. the hindu tradition is rich with mythic figures of divine, or semidivine, superhuman nature. in its literature demons are hierarchically ranked in various cosmic layers. demons who belong to the lower part of hierarchy are demonic, dark beings, such as the asuras, who are always adversaries to humankind. raksasas are demons who embody various hostile animals (snakes, vultures, etc, are identified

who inflict pain on humans. in mahayana buddhism demons are alternatively good or evil in their efforts to keep their devotees in the faith. a number of female demonic figures have also been developed that explain children s sicknesses or death. in medieval central and eastern europe the lamias, mythic figures of greek and roman origin, were believed to kill all children by drinking their blood; the hindu churalin (who embodies the women who died because of childbirth, and in islam ghul, are female demons who lie in wait and practice cannibalism. in judaism lilith, considered to be the first wife of adam, typically was believed to attack children. most of the traditional cultures of the world visualize the universe as a three-tiered cosmos of heaven, earth, and underworld.heaven is reserv

describe or characterize in a short space. the oldest layers of this tradition go back thousands of years before the christian era. the bhagavad gita (the lord s song, one of the more significant and popular hindu texts, is a short work that western scholars speculate was inserted into the mahabharata, the world s longest epic, sometime a distinctive fresco depicting shiva-gajantaka, the story of the hindu god shiva killing the elephant demon (bridgeman art gallery) hinduism 115 between 200 b.c.e. and 200 c.e. the bhagavad gita contains a number of evocative passages on the subject of the destructive, apocalyptic side of the divine nature. the central narrative of the mahabharata is about a civil war and the events surrounding the culminating battle in an ancient indian kingdom. before the

rovided in the puranas are as vivid as the names of the hell worlds; for example, those haughty people who treat their mothers, fathers and teachers with contempt go to hell where they lie with their faces downward in pus, feces and urine. crows rip out the intestines through the anus of men who urinate in front of cows, brahmins [priests, the sun or fire (dimmitt and van buitenen 1978, 51. yama, the hindu god of death, is in charge of overseeing the enforcement of these activities. reflecting the individual samsaric process, the cosmos itself undergoes periodic dissolutions and recreations. as recorded in the puranas, the principal mythological texts of classical hinduism, these macrocosmic cycles take place across vast expanses of time a spectacle of eternity that seems aimed more at bog

nt of these activities. reflecting the individual samsaric process, the cosmos itself undergoes periodic dissolutions and recreations. as recorded in the puranas, the principal mythological texts of classical hinduism, these macrocosmic cycles take place across vast expanses of time a spectacle of eternity that seems aimed more at boggling the mind than anything else. the basic building blocks of the hindu temporal schema are the four yugas krita, treta, dvapara, and kali which roughly correspond with the four ages of the classical greco-roman world the ages of gold, silver, brass, and iron. like the mediterranean ages, the series of hindu ages reflects a successive degeneration in the moral order. one complete cycle of four yugas, referred to as a mahayuga, is 4,320,000 human years in dur

nishment. the fire, common to all layers, differed in quality, depending on the degree of punishment to be inflicted in each layer. the pain inflicted through fire is worsened by the continuous regeneration of the damned, who thus burn eternally. in general, the worst sin in islam was considered to be an unbeliever in god and his prophet muhammad. other sins were related to moral social rules. in the hindu tradition, one also finds an idea of the underworld. it is sometimes conceived as a dark bottomless chasm from where there is no return: in the deepest part resides the cosmic serpent vrtra, which has remained there since it was slain by indra. it is a realm of silence and death, populated by those who consciously committed evil,mythical characters included. the idea of hell subsequently

h has remained there since it was slain by indra. it is a realm of silence and death, populated by those who consciously committed evil,mythical characters included. the idea of hell subsequently developed as a philosophical concept of total annihilation that contrasts with the limitless sense of being. although a number of mythical stories depict hells as places of suffering and pain, in general the hindu religion places more emphasis on the cycle of reincarnation: thus hell did not develop into a place of eternal damnation for the sinners as it did in the western world. in the contemporary world, the underworld has come to be viewed psychologically rather than literally, as a symbol for the subconscious. particularly among thinkers influenced by jung and by the jungian tradition, various


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. did p. prepare all things by his arcane science and wisdom, choosing only those symbols which were common to all systems, and rigorously rejecting all names and words which might be supposed to imply any religious or metaphysical theory. to do this utterly was found impossible, since all language has a history, and the use (for example) of the word<<spirit> implies the scholastic philosophy and the hindu and taoist theories concerning the breath of man. so was it difficult to avoid implication of some undesirable bias by using the words<<order< circle<society<<brotherhood> or any other to designate the body of initiates. 23. deliberately, therefore, did he take refuge in vagueness. not to veil the truth to the neophyte, but to warn him against valuing non- essentials. should th


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of the dispute and the beliefs of the disputants. time enough that these definitions and their inter-relation should be crystallised, even at the expense of accepted philosophical accuracy. 2. the principal sources of our tables have been the philosophers and traditional systems referred to above, as also, among many others, pietri di abano,2 lilly, eliphaz levi, sir r. burton, swami vivekananda, the hindu, buddhist, and chinese classics, the q ran and its commentators, the book of the dead, and, in particular, original research. the chinese, hindu, buddhist, moslem and egyptian systems have never before been brought into line with the qabalah; the tarot has never been made public. eliphaz levi knew the true attributions but was forbidden to use them* all this secrecy is very silly. an ind

24 kundalini[[yama] skeleton corpse i 25 vishnu (horse-avatar) limited aperture k 26 lingam, yoni putrid corpse i 27[[krishna] blood-red k 28[[the maruts] purple corpse i 29 vishnu (matsya avatar) conduct r 30 agni [tejas, yama [as god of last judgement] light k 31 surya (as) fire k 32 brahma quiescence r 32 bis [prithivi] earth k 31 bis [akasa] breathing r table i (continued) 9 xxiv. certain of the hindu and buddhist results. xxv- xxxii. xxxiii. some scandinavian gods. xxxiv. some greek gods. 0 nerodha-samapatti, nirvikalpa-samadhi, shiva darshana. pan. z1z1 unity with brahma, atma darshana wotan zeus, iacchus 2. odin athena, uranus[[hermes] 3. frigga cybele, demeter, rhea, her[[psych, kronos] 4. wotan poseidon[[zeus] 5. thor ares, hades 6 vishvarupa-darshana. iacchus, apollo, adonis[[di


LIBER CXLVIII SOLDIER AND THE HUNCHBACK

ammers out that he has always heard so; naturally mccabbage has no difficulty in proving to him by biological methods that he has no soul; and with a sunny smile each passes on his way. but mccabbage is wasted on the philosopher whose belief in a soul rests on introspection; we must have heavier metal; hume will serve our turn, may be. but hume in his turn becomes perfectly futile, pitted against the hindu mystic, who is in constant enjoyment of his new-found atman. it takes a buddha-gun to knock his castle down. now the ideas of mccabbage are banal and dull; those of hume are live and virile; there is a joy in them greater than the joy of the man in the street. so too the buddha-thought, anatta, 1 [joseph mccabe, a grationalist h/ atheist writer of the period. t.s] 14 liber cxlviii is a m


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the common phenomenon of wandering thought and this phenomenon which is at the very portal of true and perfect concentration; yet it is most important that the distinction should be seized. the further difficulty will occur.i hope!.of distinguishing between the vacancy of the idiot, and that destruction of thought which we call .ivadar.ana, or nirvikalpa-sam.dhi [we must again refer the reader to the hindu classics .ed] the only diagnostic i can think of is this; that there is (i can ft be sure about it) no rational connection between the thought one left behind one and the new thought. in a simple wandering during the practice of concentration one can very nearly always (especially with a little experience) trace the chain. with neighbourhood-concentration this is not so. perhaps there is

t at least there is something to grasp, and some means of checking one fs 1 [it is a slight variation of the opening of the first .angelic key. t.s] john st. john 61 result. but in this case, the moment one fs will takes a magical shape.and the will simply revels in creating shapes.at the moment one knows that one has gone off the track. this is of course (nearly enough) another way of expressing the hindu meditation whose method is to kill all thoughts as they arise in the mind. the difference is that i am aiming at a target, while they are preventing arrows from striking one. in my aspiration to know adonai, i resemble their yog.s who concentrate on their .personal lord; but at the same time it must be remembered that i am not going to be content with what would content them. in other wo

wer of elemental darkness, broken once and for ever, so that his sleep is vivid and rational as another man fs waking; his waking another man.s s.madhi; his s.madhi.to which he ever strives? at least this later view is suggested by the rosicrucian formula of reception: may thy mind be open unto the higher! may thy heart be the centre of light! may thy body be the temple of the rosy cross!1 and by the hindu statement that in the attained yog. the kundalin. sleeps in the sv.disth.na, no more in the m.l.dh.ra-cakra. see also the rosicrucian lecture on the microcosmos, 1 [from the adeptus minor ritual of the r.r. et a.c] liber dccclx 86 where this view is certainly upheld, the qliphoth of an adept being balanced and trained to fill his malkuth, vacated by the purified nephesch which has gone u


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us it is the object of the magnum opus. the three paths which connect it with the first trinity are the three lost letters or fathers of the hebrew alphabet. in daath is said to be the head of the great serpent nechesh or leviathan, called evil to conceal its holiness (cjn= 358= hycm, the messiah or redeemer, and tywl= 496= twklm, the bride) it is identical with the on the qabalah 23 kundalini of the hindu philosophy* the kwan-se-on of the mongolian peoples, and means the magical force in man, which is the sexual force applied to the brain, heart, and other organs, and redeemeth him. the gradual disclosure of these magical secrets to the poet may be traced in these volumes,32 which it has been my privilege to be asked to explain. it has been impossible to do more than place in the hands of

eth out of the east even unto the west, so shall be the coming of the son of man..46 an allusion to the descent of shiva upon shakti in samadhi. the roman a shows the same through the shape of the pentagram, which it imitates. sa, ruin, destruction, sudden death. scil, of the personality in samadhi. lpa, thick darkness. cf. st. john of the cross, who describes these phenomena in great detail \oa, the hindu aum or om.47 llwhm, mad.the destruction of reason by illumination. hlwo, a holocaust. cf. sa. alp, the hidden wonder, a title of kether. 114. omd, a tear. the age of christian rosenkreutz. 120 ]ms, samech, a prop. also ydswm, basis, foundation. 120= 1 2 3 4 5, and is thus a synthesis of the powers of the pentagram [also 1+ 2+ 15= 120] hence its importance in the 5= 6 ritual, q.v. supra e

alkuth the fallen daughter. i wish to be set upon the throne of binah my supernal mother. this is the qabalistic equivalent. 3. i am the finite square; i wish to be one with the infinite circle. this is the unsectarian conception. i am the cross of extension; i wish to be one with the infinite rose. this is the qabalistic equivalent. the answer of the adept to the first form of the problem is for the hindu .thou art that (see previous chapter .the yogi; for the qabalist .malkuth is in kether, and kether is in malkuth. or .that which is below is like that which is above. or simply .yod (the foundation of all letters having the number 10, symbolising malkuth. the answer of the adept to the second form of the problem is for the christian all the familiar teaching of the song of songs and the


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pare all things by his arcane science and wisdom, choosing only those symbols which were common to all systems, and rigorously rejecting all names and words which might be supposed to imply any religious or metaphysical theory. to do this utterly was found impossible, since all language has a liber lxi 6 history, and the use (for example) of the word .spirit. implies the scholastic philosophy and the hindu and taoist theories concerning the breath of man. so was it difficult to avoid implication of some undesirable bias by using the words .order .circle .chapter .society .brotherhood. or any other to designate the body of initates. 23. deliberately, therefore, idid he take refuge in vagueness. not to veil the truth to the neophyte, but to warn him against valuing non-essentials. should the


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60 265 recapitulation of principal cosmic theories. bard checkmates himself. consciousness and christianity. dhyana and hinduism. sammasamadhi and buddhism. pentecost 29 such view our normal consciousness tells us. i.ll quote now if you list from tennyson. it isn.t much (skip this and .twill be even less) he say .i am not what i see,38 and other than the things i touch* how lucid is our alfred t! the hindu, an advaitist, crosses off maya from the list; believes in one.exactly so, dhyana-consciousness, you know! may it not be that one step further..this lotused buddha roaring murther ?39 nibbana is the state above you christians and them hindus.lord love you. where nothing is perceived as such. this clever thought doth please me much. but if das essen ist das nichts. ha! hegel.s window! anc

le. but this is really the most sublime affirmation of the qabalist .ain is god. for the meaning of ain, and of this idea, see .berashith. infra. the .fool. is he of the tarot, to whom the number 0 is attached, to make the meaning patent to a child .i insult your idol. quoth the good missionary. he is but of dead stone. he does not avenge himself. he does not punish me .i insult your god. replied the hindu .he is invisible. he does not avenge himself, nor punish me .my god will punish you when you die .so, when you die, will my idol punish you. no earnest student of religion or draw poker should fail to commit this anecdote to memory. 767. mr chesterton.80.i must take this opportunity to protest against the charge brought by mr. chesterton against the englishmen .who write philosophical es

ie. he cried genially, on beholding the downcast appearance of his fellow-conspirator .this.ll break the slate. there is no change in the arupa- brahma-loka!.3 .rupe me no rupes. howled the necromancer .get up, fool. roared the god .i have got perdu r. abu elected maha brahma .oh lord, have you really. said the wizard, looking a little 1 the world of black magic. 2 heaven. 3 the highest heaven of the hindu .forml-ess place of brahma. is its name. less glum .ay. cried ganesha impassively .let on follow on down the vaulted and echoing corridors of eternity: pile mahakalpa upon mahakalpa until an asankhya1 of crores2 have passed away; and maha brahma will still sit lone and meditate upon his lotus throne .good, good. said the magus .though there seems a reminiscence of the bhagavad-gita and t

gravest possible mistake to sneer at those humble but faithful followers of the great minds of the world. what, then, are the best, easiest, directed methods to attain our result? and how shall we, in mortal language, convey to the minds of others the nature of a result so beyond language, baffling even imagina-tion eaglepinioned? it may help us if we endeavour to outline the distinction between the hindu and buddhist methods and aims of the great work. the hindu method is really mystical in the truest sense; for, as i have shown, the atman is not infinite and eternal: one day tycarb 98 it must sink down with the other forces. but by creating in thought an infinite impersonal personality, by defining it as such, all religions except the buddhist and, as i believe, the qabalistic, have sou

ly mystical in the truest sense; for, as i have shown, the atman is not infinite and eternal: one day tycarb 98 it must sink down with the other forces. but by creating in thought an infinite impersonal personality, by defining it as such, all religions except the buddhist and, as i believe, the qabalistic, have sought to annihilate their own personality. the buddhist aims directly at extinction; the hindu denies and abolished his own finity by the creation of an absolute. as this cannot be done in reality, the process is illusory; yet it is useful in the early stages.as far, at any rate, as the fourth stage of dhyana, where the buddha places it, though the yogis claim to attain to nirvikalpa-samadhi, and that moksha is identical with nirvana; the former claim i see no reason to deny them;

arose. thus the most obvious attribute of the cosmos is its impermenance. it assumes the aspect not so much of a permanent entity as of a changeful process, in which naught endures save the flow of energy and the rational order which pervades it. this is an admirable summary of the buddhist doctrine (b) see above on the first noble truth (c) this is the grand position which buddha carried against the hindu philosophers. in our own country it is the argument of hume, following berkeley to a place where berkeley certainly never meant to go.a curious parallel fulfilment of christ.s curse against peter (john xxi. the bishop demolishes the idea of a substratum of matter, and science and buddhism 105 hume follows by applying an identical process of reasoning to the phenomena of mind.1 let us con

ndu philosophers. in our own country it is the argument of hume, following berkeley to a place where berkeley certainly never meant to go.a curious parallel fulfilment of christ.s curse against peter (john xxi. the bishop demolishes the idea of a substratum of matter, and science and buddhism 105 hume follows by applying an identical process of reasoning to the phenomena of mind.1 let us consider the hindu theory. they classify the phenomena (whether well or ill matters nothing, but represent them all as pictured in, but not affecting, a certain changeless, omniscient, blissful existence called atman. holding to theism, the existence of evil forces them to the fichtean position that .the ego posits the non-ego. and we learn that nothing really exists after all but brahm. they then distingu

lo-indian medical men, the proof would still be lacking. they might not be the real men. the indian native would take intense delight in bringing round the village idiot to be inspected in the character of a holy man by the .doctor sahib. the anglo-indian is a fool; a minimum medical education is in most cases insufficient to abate the symptoms to nil, though perhaps it must always diminish them. the hindu is the sphinx of civilisation; nearly all that has been written on him is worthless; those who know him best know this fact best..a. c. science and buddhism 107 survives death, what does it matter to us? why are we to be so altruistic as to avoid the reincarnation of a being in all points different from ourselves? as the small boy said .what has posterity done for me. but somethin does p

l lack of experience in the mind of the reader of the phenomena discussed. i will go so far as to say that perhaps mr. spencer himself is so bitter because he himself has actual experience of .transfigured realism. as a directly presented phenomenon; for if he supposes that the normal healthy mind can perceive what he perceives, berkeley.s arguments must seem to him mere wanton stupidity. i class the hindu philosophy with the idealist; the bhuddistic with that of mr. herbert spencer; the great difference between the two being that the buddhists recognise clearly these (or similar) conclusions as phenomena, mr. spencer, inconsistently enough, only as truths verified by a higher and more correct reasoning than that of his opponents. we recognise, with berkeley, that reason teaches us that th

tfold path, of which i propose to give a short resum. first, however, of the goal. it may be readily syllogised: all existing things are (by nature, inevitably) subject to change. in nirvana is no change. no existing thing is or can be in nirvana. now here is the great difficulty; for this syllogism is perfectly sound, and yet we speak of attaining nirvana, tasting nirvana &c [we must distinguish the hindu nirvana, which means cessation of existence in certain lokas; never absolute cessation, as the 1 or international buddhist society, founded in rangoon in 1903. buddhist tradition, the etymology, and the logical value alike require for the word as applied to the buddhist goal. see chidders, pali dictionary, sub voce nibbana] the explanation is really as follows: only by this term nirvana

organs to translate them into knowledge as far surpassing ours as ours surpasses that of the wallowing reptiles which once held possession of this planet..a. c. 2 a note showing the necessity and scope of the work in question. science and buddhism 117 the mind is a machine that reasons; here are its results. very good; can it do anything else? this is the question not only of the buddhist; but of the hindu, of the mohammedan, of the mystic. all try their various methods; all attain results of sorts; none have had the genuine training which would have enabled them to record those results in an intelligible, orderly form. others deliberately set their face against such an attempt. i am not of them; humanity has grown up; if the knowledge be dangerous in unexpected ways, what of bacteriology?


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physics, which is the framework on which all forms are founded; it receives, records and transmits all impulses without itself suffering mutation thereby. the gearth h is the sphere wherein the operation of these gfundamental h and athyric forces appears to perception. gunder the earth h is the world of* they correspond to the sulphur, mercury, and salt of alchemy; to sattvas, rajas, and tamas in the hindu system; and are rather modes of action than actual qualities even when conceived as latent. they are the apparatus of communication between the planes; as such, they are conventions. there is no absolute validity in any means of mental apprehension; but unless we make these spirits of the firmament subject unto us by establishing right relations (within the proper limits) with the univer


LURQUIN STONE EVOLUTION AND RELIGIOUS CREATION MYTHS

c faith is the idea that a muslim submits to allah (god, thus finding spiritual peace. islam emphasizes the oneness and unity of allah, that muhammad was his final prophet (in arabia in the seventh figure 1.2 representatives of some of the major non-christian denominations in the world. clockwise from top left: a jewish woman celebrating hanukkah with a nouveau menorah; nepalese women celebrating the hindu festival of teej; a buddhist monk in thailand; a muslim bridegroom from bangladesh (from linda stone s collection. creationism and intelligent design 21 century c.e, and that the quran is allah s divine word recited by muhammad. the general belief is that the quran is to be fully understood only in the original arabic. lives of muslims are governed by the five pillars of islam (1) the wi

in addition, as a colleague from hindu india pointed out, the idea of humans descending from a long line of animal ancestors would not be a problem in hinduism, where there is such a high value on animal life and some animals (cows, for example) are considered sacred. one great god, hanuman, is a monkey. hindu mythology is also replete with animals taking human forms and vice versa. in addition, the hindu idea of reincarnation includes humans 26 evolution and religious creation myths reincarnating into animals and animals reincarnating as humans in endless cycles. buddhism buddhism is an offshoot of vedism (the precursor of hinduism) that appeared between 600 and 500 b.c.e. it is traditionally associated with nepalese prince sakyamuni gautama siddharta, the historical buddha, who was hims

gautama siddharta, the historical buddha, who was himself preceded by many other buddhas, at least in the major mahayana (the greater vehicle) religious tradition. like hindus, buddhists believe in the concepts of samsara (cyclical rebirth, reincarnation, moksha (spiritual release or salvation, karma (the accumulated effect on the soul of morally important deeds, and the one. however, they reject the hindu pantheon, and buddhism is in fact a religion without a defined deity or deities. as with hinduism, change and transformation of the universe are familiar concepts in buddhism. buddhism is probably best known in the west for advocating an end to human suffering through several cycles of reincarnation and ultimate enlightenment. the teachings of buddhism are collectively known as dharma, w


MACNULTY W KIRK KABBALAH AND FREEMASONRY

. the point is often made that the god of the old testament is a god of vengeance and destruction, while the god of the new testament is a god of love and forgiveness. many of the people who make this point seem to be seeking to advance some ideas of their own about which is better, but i think it would be a mistake to dismiss the god of vengeance. after all, such a deity is found in many places. the hindu deity, for example, has the qualities of the creator, the sustainer, and the destroyer. perhaps the old and new testaments should be read together. if we accept this idea, then we are faced with the question "what does god destroy" from the neo-platonic point of view, the answer is "when one is conscious of the divine presence, that presence (god) destroys everything unlike itself" that


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ll probability, used the god to symbolize the soul of the world (anima mundi. the material body of nature was called apis; the soul which escaped from the body at death but was enmeshed with the form during physical life was designated serapis. c. w. king believes serapis to be a deity of brahmanic extraction, his name being the grecianized form of ser-adah or sri-pa, two titles ascribed to yama, the hindu god of death. this appears reasonable, especially since there is a legend to the effect that serapis, in the form of a bull, was driven by bacchus from india to egypt. the priority of the hindu mysteries would further substantiate such a theory. among other meanings suggested for the word serapis are "the sacred bull "the sun in taurus "the soul of osiris "the sacred serpent" and "the re

an end by the submersion of the atlantis; which finds its imitation in the stories of the babylonian and mosaic flood: the giants and magicians* and all flesh died* and every man' all except xisuthrus and noah, who are substantially identical with the great father of the thlinkithians in the popol vuh, or the sacred book of the guatemaleans, which also tells of his escaping in a large boat, like the hindu noah--vaiswasvata (see isis unveiled) from the atlanteans the world has received not only the heritage of arts and crafts, philosophies and sciences, ethics and religions, but also the heritage of hate, strife, and perversion. the atlanteans instigated the first war; and it has been said that all subsequent wars were fought in a fruitless effort to justify the first one and right the wro

tables are designed to represent man in his different threefold state: the first before his fall, in purity, dominion, and glory: the second after his fall, in pollution and perdition: and the third in his rising from the fall, or on the way of regeneration, in sanctification and tendency to his last perfection" the student of orientalism will immediately recognize in the symbols upon the figures the hindu chakras, or centers of spiritual force, the various motions and aspects of which reveal the condition of the disciple's internal divine nature. p. 76 to the creative word. by the word of god the material universe was fabricated, and the seven creative powers, or vowel sounds--which had been brought into existence by the speaking of the word--became the seven elohim or deities by whose po

y has no light of its own but shines with the reflected glory of the divine life-particles concealed within physical substance. for this reason the moon is accepted as the symbol of man's physical nature. chiram is the mysterious fiery, airy water which must be raised through the three grand centers symbolized by the ladder with three rungs and the sunburst flowers mentioned in the description of the hindu painting. it must also pass upward by means of the ladder of seven rungs-the seven plexuses proximate to the spine. the nine segments of the sacrum and coccyx are pierced by ten foramina, through which pass the roots of the tree of life. nine is the sacred number of man, and in the symbolism of the sacrum and coccyx a great mystery is concealed. that part of the body from the kidneys dow

he is thrown over the side of the ship (is born) into the sea (life. the custom of building ships in the form of fishes or birds, common in ancient times, could give rise to the story, and mayhap jonah was merely picked up by click to enlarge the first incarnation, or matsya avatar, of vishnu. from picart's religious ceremonials. the fish has often been associated with the world saviors. vishnu, the hindu redeemer, who takes upon himself ten forms for the redemption of the universe, was expelled from the mouth of a fish in his first incarnation. isis, while nursing the infant horus, is often shown with a fish on her headdress. oannes, the chaldean savior (borrowed from the brahmins, is depicted with the head and body of a fish, from which his human form protrudes at various points. jesus

oms upon the sacred rod of the mysteries--the spinal column. the rosicrucians used a garland of roses to signify the same spiritual vortices, which are referred to in the bible as the seven lamps of the candlestick and the seven churches of asia. in the 1642 edition of sir francis bacon's history of henry the seventh is a frontispiece showing lord bacon with rosicrucian roses for shoe buckles. in the hindu system of philosophy, each petal of the lotus bears a certain symbol which gives an added clue to the meaning of the flower. the orientals also used the lotus plant to signify the growth of man through the three periods of human consciousness--ignorance, endeavor, and understanding. as the lotus exists in three elements (earth, water, and air) so man lives in three worlds--material, inte

ge (see the celtic druids) it is interesting to note that the green stones forming the inner ring of stonehenge are believed to have been brought from africa. in many cases the monoliths are without carving or inscription, for they undoubtedly antedate both the use of tools and the art of writing. in some instances the stones have been trued into columns or obelisks, as in the runic monuments and the hindu lingams and sakti stones; in other instances they are fashioned into rough likenesses of the human body, as in the easter island statues, or into the elaborately sculptured figures of the central american indians and the khmers of cambodia. the first rough-stone images can hardly be considered as effigies of any particular deity but rather as the crude effort of primitive man to portray

sh scriptures, it should at least strive to do so with some degree of intelligence! in the opening chapter of genesis it is stated that after creating light and separating it from darkness, the seven elohim divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. having thus established the inferior universe in perfect accord with the esoteric teachings of the hindu, egyptian, and greek mysteries, the elohim next turned their attention to the production of flora and fauna and lastly man "and god said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness* so god created man in his own image, in the image of god created he him; male and female created he them. and god blessed them, and god said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth

d remains. but the mortal frame of the redeemer had disappeared--no doubt it had regained the celestial abodes* and the tree to which it had been attached had become suddenly covered with great red flowers and diffused around it the sweetest perfume" other accounts of the death of christna declare that he was tied to a cross-shaped tree before the arrows were aimed at him. the existence in moor's the hindu pantheon of a plate of christna with nail wounds in his hands and feet, and a plate in inman's ancient faiths showing an oriental deity with what might well be a nail hole in one of his feet, should be sufficient motive for further investigation of this subject by those of unbiased minds. concerning the startling discoveries which can be made along these lines, j. p. lundy in his monumen

gion? there is a most extraordinary plate, illustrative of the whole subject, which representation i believe to be anterior to christianity. it is copied from moor's hindu pantheon, not as a curiosity, but as a most singular monument of the crucifixion. i do not venture to give it a name, other than that of a crucifixion in space* can it be the victim-man, or the priest and victim both in one, of the hindu mythology, who offered himself a sacrifice before the worlds were? can it be plato's second god who impressed himself on the universe in the form of the cross? or is it his divine man who would be scourged, tormented, fettered, have his eyes burnt out; and lastly, having suffered all manner of evils, would be crucified? plato learned his theology in egypt and the east, and must have know

like a christian crucifix in many respects, and in some others it does not. the drawing, attitude, and the nail-marks in hands and feet, indicate a christian origin; while the parthian coronet of seven points, the absence of the wood and of the usual inscription, and the rays of glory above seem to point to some christian origin. can it be the victim, man, or the priest and victim both in one, of the hindu mythology, who offered himself a sacrifice before the worlds were" next: the mystery of the apocalypse sacred texts esoteric index previous next p. 185 the mystery of the apocalypse the presence of the temple of diana at ephesus marked that city as sacred to the mystery religion, for the seven wonders of the ancient world were erected to indicate the repositories of recondite knowledge

of the symbols appearing upon the images of their priests and gods. in vol. ii of the anales del museo nacional de m xico is reproduced the head of an image generally considered to represent quetzalcoatl. the sculpturing is distinctly oriental in character and on the crown of the head appear both the thousandpetaled sunburst of spiritual illumination and the serpent of the liberated spinal fire. the hindu chakra is unmistakable and it frequently appears in the religious art of the three americas. one of the carved monoliths of central america is adorned with the heads of two elephants with their drivers. no such animals have existed in the western hemisphere since prehistoric times and it is evident that the carvings are the result of contact with the distant continent of asia. among the


MICHAEL TSARION ATLANTIS ALIEN VISITATION AND GENETIC MANIPULATION

took full advantage of the relativecredulity of their hosts. having no love for the people of earth, they almost immedi-ately sought to enslave them. it is our opinion that they were successful and that noone can have a real grasp of the history and progress of humankind without taking intoconsideration the idea of alien colonization. many ancient legends speak of this visita-tion. for instance, the hindu scripture, srimad bhagavatam, relates the coming of ademon race which invaded the three planetary systems. one of the epithets given to the visitors was the ant people from the fact that theyhad the habit of mining and burrowing underground and living there in complex colonies. this was a practice that availed perfect concealment as these renegades knewthat it was absolutely imperative t

appalachia, relocating to theisland of oceania, later known as lemuria, where todays pacific ocean is. here theyestablish a thriving civilization where they also practiced the high sciences. the sub-lime cultural inventions and philosophies that enrich humankind then and now origi-nate from them. lemuria comes from mu or mu-devi which means the land ancestral or land of the ancestors. mu-devi was the hindu mother goddess. shiva was her counterpart and is the great father of mankind. an indian tamil text, silappadikaran, describes a lost continent in the pacific and indian ocean that it calls kumai nadu or kumari kandam, which means the dragon land of the immortal serpents.their rebellion and departure affronted their creators who, from that time onward,would consider their first born avowe

spoke some form of advanced cyber-netics (see celtic myth and legend by charles squire.)the greeks and teutons, as so many others, also have records of hybrid beings thathad the countenance of either great beauty or ugliness (see clash of the titans, jasonand the argonauts, the odyssey, and the amazing v oyages of sinbad) atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation43 the world falls dead the hindu srimad bhagavatam tells of a demon race which invaded the three plane-tary systems. opposing the demons was the god shiva, who, it is recorded, possessed apowerful weapon that he fired at the enemy airships from his own. in the ancientramayana, there is mention of an iron thunderbolt capable of killing hundreds of thou-sands of humans. it was also said to be so powerful that it could hav

e the only ones who can seek liberation) unseen forces are believed to be as numerous as those we can see: in every pond, forest, tree, house,dwell creatures big and small, important and humble which occasionally appear to humans in variousforms, as well as in visions and in dreams.all these creatures are believed to be ruled by the protectors of the ten directions. these deities includegods from the hindu pantheon such as brahma and indra. they are gods, and though they areimmensely powerful and believed to control all the forces of the universe they are not beyond the wheelof cyclic existence and thus cannot be an object of refuge for humans aspiring for liberation. they mayor may not be sympathetic to the buddhist doctrine, but their help and cooperation can be cultivated andis consider


MICHAEL WYNN THE SOUL TRAVELERS

uman form aboard an ark. the ark, which landed on mount kouroula, was of coarse loaded with a small group of humans and 2 of every animal. the incas of peru tell the story of a creator god named virococha, who created the world that was populated by giants he carved from stone. these giants were terribly disobedient and disorderly, and viracocha destroyed this race of giants with a massive flood. the hindu tradition of india, like countless others, often describes gods as taking human form and incarnating on earth. the many incarnations of vishnu upon the earth are certainly modeled after, and considered to be, a savior figure. the first incarnation of the benevolent god vishnu arrived to earth in the form of a fish, and warned a man named manu of a coming flood. the fish informed manu to

me entity; in other cases, the title hathor is associated with bast, who is known to not be isis. also, in egyptian mythology, ra is the sun god, but then again so is osiris and osiris son, horus; all three are known as sun gods, and all three are confirmed as different beings--michael wynn's "the soul travelers" 12 i suspect that the hindus has the best grasp on what is actually taking place. in the hindu religion gods come upon man in the form of avatars. vishnu, for instance, has come upon man 9 times already, meaning there are 10 gods who are all associated with the single god vishnu. this model could amount to a rather confusing situation if the hindus weren t aware of the multiplicity of their gods. so, not only will one find correspondences between gods in separate mythologies, but


MORALS AND DOGMA

urs of rome or greece had not the right to require cicero or socrates to believe in the absurd mythology of the vulgar. all the imaums of mohammedanism have not the right to require a pagan to believe that gabriel dictated the koran to the prophet. all the brahmins that ever lived, if assembled in one conclave like the cardinals, could not gain a right to compel a single human being to believe in the hindu cosmogony. no man or body of men _can_ be infallible, and authorized to decide what other men shall believe, as to any tenet of faith. except to those who first receive it, every religion and the truth of all inspired writings depend on _human_ testimony and internal evidences, to be judged of by reason and the wise analogies of faith. each man must necessarily have the right to judge of

with sulphurous acid may into melted metal, and be not even warmed by the immersion* the word _khairum_ or _khurum_ is a compound one. gesenius renders _khurum_ by the word _noble_ or _free-born: khur_ meaning _white, noble. it also means the opening of a window, the socket of the eye _khri_ also means _white, or an _opening; and _khris, the orb of the sun, in _job_ viii. 13 and x. 7 _krishna_ is the hindu sun-god _khur, the parsi word, is the literal name of the sun. from _kur_ or _khur, the sun, comes khora, a name of lower egypt. the sun, bryant says in his mythology, was called _kur; and plutarch says that the persians called the sun _kuros. kurios, lord, in greek, like _adona, lord, in ph nician and hebrew, was applied to the sun. many places were sacred to the sun, and called _kura

a window, a cave, or the eye. also it means white. in syriac [symbols [hebrew] also means an opening, and noble, free-born, high-born [hebrew, khurm means consecrated, devoted; in thiopic [symbols] it is the name of a city[_josh. xix. 38; and of a man[_ezr. ii. 32, x. 31 _neh. iii. 11 [hebrew _khirah, means nobility, a noble race. buddha is declared to comprehend in his own person the essence of the hindu trimurti; and hence the tri-literal monosyllable _om_ or _aum_ is applied to him as being essentially the same as brahma-vishnu-siva. he is the same as hermes, thoth, taut, and teutates. one of his names is heri-maya or her-maya, which are evidently the same name as hermes and khirm or khurm. heri, in sanscrit, means _lord. a learned brother places over the two symbolic pillars, from rig

the queen of the shades, the uniform countenance; who dispose with my rod the numerous lights of heaven, the salubrious breezes of the sea, and the mournful silence of the dead; whose single divinity the whole world venerates in many forms, with various rites and by many names. the egyptians, skilled in ancient lore, worship me with proper ceremonies, and call me by my true name, isis the queen" the hindu vedas thus define the deity "he who surpasses speech, and through whose power speech is expressed, know thou that he is brahma; and not these perishable things that man adores "he whom intelligence cannot comprehend, and he alone, say the sages, through whose power the nature of intelligence can be understood, know thou that he is brahma; and not these perishable things that man adores "

consisted in the belief in one god, a pure spirit, indivisible, omniscient and all-powerful; that god, having given to all things their appointed order and course of action, and to man a sufficient portion of reason, or understanding, to guide him in his conduct, leaves him to the operation of free will, without the entire exercise of which he could not be held answerable for his conduct. menou, the hindu lawgiver, adored, not the visible, material sun, but "that divine and incomparably greater light" to use the words of the most venerable text in the indian scripture "which illumines all, delights all, from which all proceed, to which all must return, and which alone can irradiate our intellects" he thus commences his institutes "be it heard "this universe existed only in the first divin

d among the egyptians, the magi in persia, the brahmins in india. what is called magic is not a vain and chimerical act, as the stoics and epicureans pretend. the names sabaoth and adonai were not made for created beings; but they belong to a mysterious theology, which goes back to the creator. from him comes the virtue of these names, when they are arranged and pronounced according to the rules" the hindu word aum represented the three powers combined in their deity: brahma, vishnu, and siva; or the creating, preserving, and destroying powers: a, the first; u or o-o, the second; and m, the third. this word could not be pronounced, except by the letters: for its pronunciation as one word was said to make earth tremble, and even the angels of heaven to quake for fear. the word aum, says the

cended on earth to raise all human beings up to the perfect state. he will ultimately succeed, and all, himself included, be merged in unity. vishnu is to judge the world at the last day. it is to be consumed by fire: the sun and moon are to lose their light; the stars to fall; and a new heaven and earth to be created. the legend of the fall of the spirits, obscured and distorted, is preserved in the hindu mythology. and their traditions acknowledged, and they revered, the succession of the first ancestors of mankind, or the holy patriarchs of the primitive world, under the name of the seven great rishis, or sages of hoary antiquity; though they invested their history with a cloud of fictions. the egyptians held that the soul was immortal; and that osiris was to judge the world. and thus r

direct outward result is anticipated, the attainment of some desired object, of health or wealth, of supernatural gifts for body or soul, of exemption from danger, or vengeance upon enemies. prayer was able to change the purposes of heaven, and to make the devs tremble under the abyss. it exercised a compulsory influence over the gods. it promoted the magnetic sympathy of spirit with spirit; and the hindu and persian liturgies, addressed not only to the deity himself, but to his diversified manifestations, were considered wholesome and necessary iterations of the living or creative word which at first effectuated the divine will, and which from instant to instant supports the universal frame by its eternal repetition. in the narrative of the fall, we have the hebrew mode of explaining the

ed in matter" they said "the soul is in a state of imprisonment, and is under the influence of evil passions; but having, by intense study, arrived at the knowledge of the elements and principles of nature, it attains unto the place of the eternal; in which state of happiness, its individuality does not cease" the vitality which animates the mortal frame, the breath of life of the hebrew genesis, the hindu philosophers in general held, perishes with it; but the soul is divine, an emanation of the spirit of god, but not a _portion_ of that spirit. for they compared it to the heat and light sent forth from the sun, or to a _ray_ of that light, which neither lessens nor divides its own essence. however created, or invested with separate existence, the soul, which is but the creature of the de


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d and by design transmitted throughout fifteen centuries, it may well become the book. the bible is one of the most brutish, most cruel, most fanatic cultural records extant. its religious fables are either naive or fatuous. it has neither the loftiness of the pyramid texts nor the human compassion of the sumerian. ft has neither the subtlety of the chinese classics nor the psychological depth of the hindu. but it was the only book the west knew for centuries and look at the record of the west during those centuries! indeed "unite by thine art so that all disappear. unite not destroy. unite together under the banner of an enlightened humanity, free of all the ignorant idiocy of national, cultural or religious prejudice; free to experience the grandeur of our true identity as radiant stars

been worshipped in india for ten thousand years. but the greatly daring reader may perhaps be willing to admit as a working hypothesis that, after ten thousand years, brutish mankind may have gone a little further in its study of the universe in which we live! at least some tantrists of high initiation and a few of the siva& kali worshippers perceive why the spiritual name of aleister crowley in the hindu initiatic tradition is majiatma guru sri paramahansa shjvaji 'little--30 +10+9+9+30+ 5= 93. hoor-paar-kraat is the fool, and aiwass his minister. this throws light on the function of this ipsissimus. he is the hierophant of the magi, just as 666, his pupil, is, at present, the hierophant of the masters of the temple. 57. invoke me under my stars! love is the law, love under will. nor let


PHILIP NEIL MYTHS LEGENDS EXPLAINED

d justify the world, and define our role within creation. once a civilization has become established, the myths that formed it may dwindle into superstition or entertainment, but even so, they never lose their intrinsic power, for the world s mythologies enshrine all the poetry and passion of which the human mind is capable. from ancient egypt to greece and rome, from west africa to siberia, from the hindu concept of brahman and the endless cycle of creation to the eternal dreaming of the australian aboriginals, the same themes recur, as humankind engages with the great mysteries of life and death. the best definition of myth is maya deren s in her book on the voodoo gods: myth, she writes, is the facts of the mind made manifest in the fiction of matter. the first people this west african

humankind, and attempted to destroy them with a flood. the biblical story of the deluge is one of many such accounts, and owes much to the sumerian/babylonian account in the epic of gilgamesh, in which the noah figure is named utnapishtim (see p. 19. the ancient greeks told how zeus tried to destroy mankind with a flood, but prometheus (see p. 24) warned deucalion and pyrrha. manu was saved from the hindu deluge vishnu in the form his fish avatar, matsya (see p. 110. flood myths can be found in peru and in china, among the australian aboriginals and in many native american cultures, including the mandan myth of lone man (see p. 94. even in the 19th century, folklorists could still collect in serbia a cycle of slavonic myths about the great flood from which the sole survivor kranyatz was p

ky like a swarm of bees. the mandans believe that first creator actually turned into the trickster god coyote. such tricksters, whose mischief may lead them into wickedness, are found throughout mythology, from the greek dionysus to the norse loki to the japanese susano (see pp. 58, 69, and 123. but another theme is the creator s care for the beings he has made. it is this care that leads vishnu, the hindu preserver of the world, to take on his many avatar forms in order to help humanity in times of crisis. his final avatar, kalkin, the white horse, will appear at the end of this era, to usher in a new age. the great mother creator gods tend to be male, but much of the work of creation may be delegated to a goddess. for example, among the keres of the american southwest, utsiti, the creato

as male. symbols of life and stability this figure is ha, the god of the western desert, who protected egypt from enemies in the west, especially the libyans. raising his arms in blessing, he carries the ankh, symbol of the life-giving elements of air and water, from which hangs a sacred djed pillar, signifying stability. ankh djed pillar the egyptian gods a ll the gods of ancient egypt are, like the hindu gods, aspects of the great divine essence, named in one account of the creation as nebertcher, lord to the uttermost limit. re, the sun god, represents the creative consciousness of this all-powerful god, and the rest of the gods, brought into being by re, represent other aspects. egyptian gods were also interrelated or merged: amun, the hidden, the chief god worshipped at karnak, was a

ly vulnerable spot. shiva and his family 112 shiva and his family the god shiva lived on mount kailasa with his wife, the gentle goddess parvati, and his two sons skanda (or kartikeya) and ganesh. skanda, his oldest son, was originally six children created by shiva alone, but one day, parvati cuddled the children together too much and they merged into a single body with six heads. skanda, who was the hindu god of war, grew into a handsome young man, quite the opposite of his fat little brother, the elephant-headed ganesh. as soon as he was old enough, he killed the demon taraka who had been oppressing the gods. ganesh, on the other hand, was born from the dirt parvati had washed off in her bath. stories vary as to how he acquired his elephant head: in one parvati tells him to stop anyone f


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ent of fire, and so far as concerns the classification of man's principles, it represents his emotional life. its opposite pole on the tree of life, is hod, which means splendour, which receives the attribution of the planet mercury. its element is water, and its action represents fluidic mind, the thinking, logical capacity in man, as well as what may be called his magical or nervous force- what the hindu systems denominate as prana. the third of that triad is yesod, the foundation, the ninth sephirah, the operation of the sphere of the moon. this is the airy sphere of the fourth dimension, termed in occultism the astral plane. here we find the subtle electro-magnetic substance into which all the higher forces are focussed, the ether, and it constitutes the basis or final model upon which

names, significances, symbols and colours are: 456 clairvoyance 457 akasa-ether or spirit. symbol: black or indigo egg. vayu- air. symbol: a sky-blue disc or circle. tejas-fire. symbol: red equilateral triangle. apas-water. symbol: a silver crescent. prithivi-earth. symbol: a yellow square or cube. in brief, the traditional occult concept of the tattwa is that of a vital current of ether or force-the hindu pranas-which issues in a steady stream from the sun. that stream is five-fold, and flows around our earth, vitalising its astral substance or its sphere of sensation. in short, they are the currents of sub-planes of the astral light. the theory has it that the element of akasa is strongest at dawn, when the sun rises, and its power continues for the space of two hours, when its force sub

xtile aspect, good in nature and operation. the enneagram figure g the enneagram the enneagram kether chokmah figure h the dekagon figure i figure j the dekagram e' the dekagram n figure k the endekagram figure l the endekagon 32 811 1 figure m figure n the dodekagon the dodekagram <95> the grade of philosophus additional lecture on the tattwas of the eastern school (note: this paper dealing with the hindu tattwa system was withdrawn from circulation in that branch of the order of which i happened to be a member. the copy from which i have reproduced the following was properly labelled and dated august, 1894, and is therefore as clearly authoritative as any of the order papers could be, indicating that it was formally and officially issued to all members of the grade of philosophus. it has


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. ye shall see them at rule, at victorious armies, at all the joy; and there shall be in them a joy a million times greater than this. beware lest any force another, king against king! love one another with burning hearts; on the low men trample in the fierce lust of your pride, in the day of your wrath. strengthening of self-awareness is not to be achieved through isolation and meditation, as in the hindu and buddhist systems, but through exposure and expression of the self. those with the most highly-developed sense of self-awareness are also those who are seen to attain success in their endeavors; it is a sign that they have correctly identified and actualized their true will. such a person will continue to achieve success, unless he should clash with another whose true will is equally

"beginning in 'mist, centering in 'i, and ending in 'schism" symbolism, like mysticism, is a powerful tool when used with a clear head and both feet firmly on the ground. endeavour in your initiatory process to utilize them is in just such ways. ipsissimus crowley notes in that vein that the three figures are qualities and as such require careful interpretation. he continues with a discussion of the hindu system of categorizing and describing these qualities in a way which shows his creative brilliance. the basic point of his clarification is that there is an upward path available if one so chooses. the old temple of set stele also incorporates this same message and it is as valid in xii aes as it was in i aeh. in connection with this upward movement of the being and the push which gives


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's "so i don't have much hope" he twisted, disconsolately, the waxy points of his moustache. his new girlfriend, a tall, thin bengali woman with cropped hair that reminded salahuddin a little of mishal sufyan, chose this moment to attack bhupen gandhi for having published a volume of poems about his visit to the "little temple town" of gagari in the western ghats. the poems had been criticized by the hindu right; one eminent south indian professor had announced that bhupen had "forfeited his right to be called an indian poet, but in the opinion of the young woman, swatilekha, bhupen had been seduced by religion into a dangerous ambiguity. grey hair flopping earnestly, moon-face shining, bhupen defended himself "i have said that the only crop of gagari is the stone gods being quarried from


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al grimoire of antiquity follow similar essential formulae, being that which is held in common amongst spiritist witchcraft generally. details in common include the casting of the circle, both as protection for the summoner and also as a kind of preparation for consciousness shifting. there are the usual sacrifices and supplications, as were performed by the magicians and witches of pagan europe, the hindu tantrics, or even the voodoun practitioner of modern new orleans. here follow a selection of well used tried and tested ritual formulae, drawn on the most part of those grimoire spoken of in the introduction, and supplimented by more modern works illustrating the evolution of what might be termed a goetic tradition of black magick. the lesser rite of the pentagram in the ceremonial magic


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of fifty men and women who have played a critical role in the world s religions throughout history. among those profiled are abraham, whose influence is seen in three of the modern world s most influential religions: judaism, christianity, and islam; muhammad, considered the final and most important prophet by muslims; and siddhartha gautama, who became known as the buddha. modern figures include the hindu teacher swami vivekananda and baha u lla h, the founder of the baha faith. women who made significant impacts on religion are also featured, including mother maria skobtsova, an orthodox christian nun who worked to save many during the holocaust. world religions: primary sources (one volume) offers eighteen excerpted writings, speeches, and sacred texts from across the religious spectrum

ut of islam and came to call baha (glory or splendor) its god. zoroastrianism calls upon ahura mazda( lord wisdom) as its god. hinduism recognizes one supreme being, brahma, but brahma can manifest, or take form, in many different shapes. this includes taking shape as other gods or goddesses. hinduism is not, however, considered a polytheistic religion( believing in more than one god) because all the hindu deities are seen as forms of brahma. sikhism, which was founded in the same region as hinduism, also has many different names for god. the main sikh name for god is sat nam, or true name. in contrast, jainism does not worship one god. jains believe that those who are truly faithful can become individual gods when they end the cycle of death and rebirth by reaching perfection. other relig

ark and norway, has between 40 and 80 percent of its population in the nonbeliever category. in the united states, where 13 percent represent themselves as nonreligious, only about 0.5 percent label themselves agnostic. even fewer call themselves atheists. history and development atheism and agnosticism are beliefs that are found around the world. atheism may have had its historical beginnings in the hindu religion of india. as early as 900 bce the sacred texts known as the vedas described a number of different gods who actually compete for supremacy (greatest power or authority, each having a different power and function. george alfred james, writing in the encyclopedia of religion, describes a concept called religious atheism, which is a rejection of the belief in a single supreme god, b

nt gods who actually compete for supremacy (greatest power or authority, each having a different power and function. george alfred james, writing in the encyclopedia of religion, describes a concept called religious atheism, which is a rejection of the belief in a single supreme god, but not of the belief in religion. religious atheists believe in an impersonal source that orders the universe. in the hindu tradition this impersonal cosmic reality or oneness is called brahman. world religions: almanac 21 agnosticism and atheism texts dated to the seventh century bce describe brahman in ways that make it clear that brahman is not a god. instead, it is a characteristic of the universe, like gravity, or the force in the star wars movies. religious atheism this same trend can be seen in china

tness. in rural areas, many hindus worship a village god or goddess who influences such matters as fertility and disease. scholars generally recognize four major periods in the history of hinduism: the vedic period, the epic and classical period, the medieval period, and the modern period. the first was the vedic period, extending roughly from 2000 bce to about 400 bce. during this period most of the hindu holy texts, including the vedas, were written down, and most of world religions: almanac 241 hinduism the basic beliefs of hinduism were formed. the second is called the epic and classical period, extending roughly from 400 bce to about 600 ce. this was the period when hinduism s two great epic poems, the mahabharata (which contains the rig veda) and the ramayana, were composed. it was a

ing the vedas, were written down, and most of world religions: almanac 241 hinduism the basic beliefs of hinduism were formed. the second is called the epic and classical period, extending roughly from 400 bce to about 600 ce. this was the period when hinduism s two great epic poems, the mahabharata (which contains the rig veda) and the ramayana, were composed. it was also during this period that the hindu caste system was created (the caste system was and still is a hereditary social class system that identifies the duties and obligations, but also restricts the occupations, of hindus) the third major period was the medieval period, roughly from 600 to 1800. during this period hinduism experienced a great deal of debate and developed numerous schools of thought. during the modern period

his do hindus worship cows? the short answer to this question is no. cows are considered sacred, or holy, in hinduism, but they are not worshipped. the cow can be seen as similar to the lamb in christianity, which is associated with jesus christ. the longer answer to the question reflects the depth and complexity of hindu thought. when krishna appeared in human form, it was as a cowherder. one of the hindu scriptures states, i offer repeated obeisances [respect, submission] unto lord krishna, who is the protector and well-wisher of the cows and the brahmanas [bulls. he is also the protector of the entire society. unto that lord, who is always satisfying the senses of the cows, i offer my obeisances again and again. hindus believe that all creatures, not just cows, are sacred and should be

s the color of fire, which symbolizes the supreme being. one of the most well-known hymns in the rig veda glorifies fire, and in ancient times, when sages moved from one ashram to another in the forest, they carried fire with them. this carrying of fire came to be symbolized by long, forked, saffron-colored flags, which in modern times may be seen flying outside the swastika is a sacred symbol in the hindu religion. its four branches, pointing in the four directions, represent the eternal nature of brahma in all things. ajay verma/reuters/corbis. world religions: almanac 255 hinduism hindu temples. hindu monks wear saffron-colored robes, which symbolize their abandonment of material life. ganga, the sacred river the ganga (in english, ganges) river is considered sacred to all hindus. the r

are performed in the home, and focus on family gods and goddesses. naimittika rituals take place only at certain times of the year, such as festivals. finally, kamya rituals are regarded as optional but desirable. making a pilgrimage is a good example of a kamya ritual. observations and pilgrimages some observers describe hinduism as a religion of feasts, fasts, and festivals. indeed, a glance at the hindu religious calendar reveals a large number of festivals and other religious observances. the dates for these events typically differ from year to year because their dates are based on astronomical events such as the new moon. two of the most important hindu holidays are diwali, the festival of lights, and navratri, the festival of nine nights. in which aspects of the divine goddess are wo

he woman belongs. male hindu scholars also sometimes wear the tilaka. world religions: almanac 261 hinduism hindu deities there are a large number of deities, or gods and goddesses, that hindus can choose to devote themselves to when they worship and ask for blessings from brahma, the creator of all things. these deities, in turn, can take several forms, or manifestations. the central deities are the hindu trinity (brahma, vishnu, and shiva) but there are many more gods and goddesses that also represent important aspects of hindu beliefs. brahma: part of the hindu trinity. brahma is the god of creation. he created earth and the universe. brahma is usually represented with four heads and four arms. he is often depicted sitting on a lotus. devi: the divine mother. devi is the mother of life

arvati is worshipped for having a happy family life. rama: considered to be the ideal man, rama is the hero of the epic story the ramayana. he is shown with a bow and arrow or with his wife and brother. sarasvati: the goddess of knowledge. sarasvati is brahma s wife and holds the powers of speech, learning, and wisdom. she is shown with four hands and dressed in white. shiva: the destroyer god of the hindu trinity. shiva has the power to both create and destroy life. he has long hair, through which the waters of the ganges river flow, and a serpent is coiled around his neck. vishnu: the preserver god of the hindu trinity. vishnu preserves the universe and existence. he is shown with four hands and dark blue skin. 262 world religions: almanac hinduism because hinduism is as much a way of li

es, temples, and paintings. namaste namaste is used to greet friends and to pay respect to elders, holy people, and temple deities. while saying namaste, one places the two palms of the hand together and bows to the one being greeted. this greeting shows respect and welcome and means, the god in me greets the god in you; the spirit in me meets the same spirit in you. this is an acknowledgement of the hindu belief of the presence of god in everything. the position of the joined hands during namaste is called the anjali mudra, or reverence gesture. a mudra is a positioning of the hands intended to express certain energies or thoughts. the alignment of the fingers of each hand represents a symbolic union between karma and knowledge and reminds one to think and act properly. when greeting some


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bove must become what is below states the illuminist law of alchemical transmutations. j. robert oppenheimer, the soviet spy who oversaw the manhattan project, the building of the first atomic bomb, and was present when the humongous mushroom cloud rose with its imploding plumes of fire, is said to have exclaimed "i am became the destroyer of worlds" few realized that this is a quote right out of the hindu scriptures, the "bhagavad gita, and it was supposedly from the hindu sun god, krishna. oppenheimer, a jew, appointed to his august scientific position by 33rd degree mason, president franklin d. roosevelt, was deep into the occult and was a cabalist magician. as michael hoffman ii and a few other keen-minded observers have pointed out, the a-bomb project, the transmutation of matter into

na. oppenheimer, a jew, appointed to his august scientific position by 33rd degree mason, president franklin d. roosevelt, was deep into the occult and was a cabalist magician. as michael hoffman ii and a few other keen-minded observers have pointed out, the a-bomb project, the transmutation of matter into intense forms of energy, was long an alchemical objective of the illuminati magicians. like the hindu god who represents them, it is the fondest desire of these wicked, nihilistic men that they become the destroyer of worlds.4 and then, from the burned out carcass, like the phoenix rising from the ashes, is to come the new city of glory, the kingdom of the illuminati, ruled by their godman king and his master, satan. this is the ultimate, all-consuming, repugnant goal of the builders, to

aft. f. aster barnwell, in his sinister book, the meaning of christ for our age, equates superior human will with god-consciousness. through development and exercise of will, or magic, says barnwell, a man may live forever as a god. illumined by occult knowledge, the person is able to utilize pent-up psychic energy forces to effect material reality. barnwell refers to this psychic energy force by the hindu term "kundalini" or "serpent power."6 a man possessing serpent power is said to operate in a spiritual realm. as such, he is immune to and beyond any human spectrum of morality. whatever he wills is good, based solely on the results and not on any relative moral scale. in essence, the ends justify the means. in such a relativistic theology, black magic is no lesser in moral standing than

tionally satanic, we cannot dismiss the evidence that many, if not most, who employ the sign are, in fact, thereby honoring satan, the rebellious dark angel. the case here, later in this chapter, of the vampire satanists who stabbed a victim 66 times and drank his blood undeniably stamps the el diablo hand sign given by the murderers as intensely satanic in nature. neither can the picture here of the hindu sect member, the witch, and of anton lavey, high priest of satan, giving the sign also be disputed or explained away. as for the photos of the top-ranked christian evangelists shown in the pages that follow, what do you have to say, dear reader? are these men servants of the one, true god as revealed in the holy bible, or do they cryptically serve his adversary, lucifer? judging from the

y religion, in which she explained her occult religious views and her enthusiasm for the teachings of mystic emmanuel swedenborg. was the architecture of the deaf signs based on keller's aberrant religious views? these u.s. postal stamps depicting the deaf's "i love you" sign are shocking, to say the least. the inventor of the deaf signing system was herself an occultist and devotee of theosophy, the hindu/occult group founded by russian mystic helena blavatsky, author of the secret doctrine "el diablo" shows his horns-the devil rides out 135 academy award-winning actor kevin spacey, who is acknowledged as a homosexual. the mysterious painting on the wall directly behind spacey is of lucifer, with horns, amidst the flames of hell. the revealing but quite subtle message below reads "you've

ey are in a number of satanic cults in existence today. back to egypt freemasonry today freely admits its connection to the religion and rituals of ancient egypt and proudly displays egyptian idols (the sphinx, etc) in and around its lodge facilities and at its international headquarters, the house of the temple in washington, d.c. moreover, in the ritual ceremonies of the higher masonic degrees, the hindu pantheon of deities is honored as the true "holy trinity."1 in the hindu religion, the whole universe is said to be centered in the heart. the yogi, in meditation, is claimed to be listening to the heartbeat of the universe, which is the great god shiva's beating 308 codex magica heart. this expresses the basic oriental idea that divinity lies in the heart of every person, but needs to b

asonry is a christian religion and may be misled into thinking that the prominent use of the triangle in its rituals and its display of icons has a christian purpose. but in his book, a bridge to light, an official scottish rite publication of the supreme mother council, 33, rex hutchins, 33 explains that the triangle of the masonic lodge represents pagan religions as well and he especially cites the hindu trinity of gods, brahma, vishnu, and shiva.3 i have mentioned elsewhere that a triangle symbol containing a letter "y" inside which divides it internally into three triangles is called the eye of the dragon, or dragon's eye. since freemasonry has its all-seeing eye which represents satan, the dragon, again we have a connection. the triangle and astrology in astrology we find the concept

gn cufflinks and the "diamond" designs of necktie. 450 codex magica magical signs of the jewish cabala 451 cabalists and members of many secret societies use "sacred geometry" to create designs and symbols of magical and occultic power. this is the cover of one book on this subject. hundreds of books and texts on sacred geometry have been published over the centuries, from the days of pythagoras. the hindu religion also is big on sacred geometry and cabalistic oriented measurements and architecture. this is a "plan" for a hindu temple based on the diagram of the perusha, or "cosmic man."the ancient hindu architectural sutra (rule) proclaims that "the whole universe is present in the temple in the form of geometric proportion" in the hindu practice of yoga, the participant bends and twists

increasing number of media forums, from time and newsweek to daily papers) 466 codex magica upon his death, time magazine published this telling photo of beatle superstar george harrison (1943-2001) on the cover of its december 10, 2001 issue. harrison, wearing black, in a black and white photo, holds a sunflower, symbol of the illuminati sun god. the solar deity is also prominently worshipped in the hindu religion, and the beatles were devoted followers of the maharishi mahesh yogi and other indian hindu gurus. time's feature story, in fact, reports that george harrison never gave up on his gurus, to his dying breath. all the beatles were drenched in illegal drugs, such as cocaine, hashish, and heroin. their album, sergeant pepper's lonely hearts club band, even had a cameo photo of briti

hristian messages to arouse turmoil and psychological trauma in society. one of the beatles most memorable albums was tided, magical mystery tour. beatle john lennon was murdered by a man many believe to have been a cia trained "manchurian candidate" and george harrison was once assaulted and stabbed by a would-be assassin. scorched by the sun 467 hindu guru maharishi mahesh yogi and the beatles. the hindu religion, thoroughly wicked and satanic, is closely related to the illuminati's religious doctrines "the new age is dawning. a sun shines within every person" that's the philosophy of the "taiyo no kai (following the sun association, founded by japan's kaoru nakamaru. 468 codex magica falun gong is a religious movement in china. with some 100 million adherents worldwide, falun gong is a

carved on ancient temples in japan and india, and on native american indian pottery and artifacts. it seems that the forces who gave us this sign, the swastika, continue to attempt to reintroduce it to the masses. bbc news on-line recently reported that hindus want to reclaim the swastika, which their gurus claim has been a hindu good luck sign for centuries "it's the second most sacred symbol in the hindu tradition" said hindu forum spokesman, ramesh kallidai (bbc news/uk, january 19, 2005) scorched by the sun 469 in 2003, when the coca-cola company in hong kong ran an ad promotion featuring a robot adorned with swastikas, jewish spokesmen balked. a jewish rabbi, however, admitted "the nazi swastika can easily be confused with buddhist swastikas that are common in asia (ananova.com news

spiral off and there you have it the well-known symbol for ok. universally, this sign means alright, acceptable, good, right-on, you bet, a-ok, satisfactory. but to occultists, the ok sign takes on darker significance. first, we have the circle, indicating the sun deity and the mason's never-ending quest for more light. to freemasonry, the circle also represents the female genitalia, or yoni. in the hindu religion, the ok sign is a revered mudra (sacred gesture) meaning "infinity" or perfection. it is associated with the female genitalia thumb and forefinger pressed together at the tips with the other three fingers extended. in the practice of tantric yoga (sex rituals, the ok sign is a token of ecstasy, spiritual and physical. in ancient sumeria and persia, charms and amulets have been d


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ife on earth, whether or not one chooses to walk a path of good or evil, determines how that soul will be treated after death. all the seeds that one has sown throughout his or her lifetime, good or bad, will be harvested in the afterlife. when an individual dies, according to many world religions, the soul is judged or evaluated, then sent to what is perceived as an eternal place heaven or hell. the hindu or buddhist expects to encounter yama, the god of the dead. in the hindu scriptures, yama holds dominion over the bright realms and can be influenced in determining a soul s admission by offerings made for the benefit of the deceased by relatives and friends. in the buddhist tradition, yama is the lord of hell who administers punishment according to each individual s karma, the cause and

u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d afterlife mysteries 5 earliest members of the homo sapiens species (c. 30,000 b.c.e) conducted burial rituals of a quality that would qualify them as religious. impossible to suggest that an individual could retain the same soul-self for eternity. rather than atman, buddhist doctrine teaches anatman/ or, no-self. although the buddha (c. 567 487 b.c.e) denied the hindu concept of an immortal self that passes through a series of incarnations, he did accept the doctrines of karma( actions, the cause-and-effect laws of material existence) and samsara (rebirth. if the buddha recognized rebirth into another lifetime but did not believe in an essential self or soul, then what would be reborn? the buddhist answer is difficult to comprehend; the various compon

und the grave in a circle from six to 20 feet in diameter, a ritual that they believed prevented the evil spirits from approaching the departed s final earthly resting place. the cosmology of certain eastern native american tribes placed two powerful manitous, representatives of the great spirit, on duty in the land of the departed. one of the manitous, chibiabos, like the egyptian god osiris and the hindu judge of the dead, yama, was master over the realm of the dead and escorted the newly arriving souls into their new environment. sometimes there was a process of judgment involved, in which the worthy souls would be allowed to dwell in the land of the departed and the unworthy would be set adrift in space. the other manitou, pauguk, protected the realm of the dead from unwelcome intruder

es into new bodies, there to undergo new trials. reincarnation is not an approved doctrine in any of the orthodox christian, islamic, or judaic religions, which all hold fast to the belief that there is but one lifetime, one day of judgment, and a heavenly resurrection of the body for the righteous. reincarnation, the great wheel of return set in motion by one s karma, is accepted as a reality in the hindu and buddhist religions, as well as certain mystical sects in judaism and islam. in the early days of christianity, however, even the church s greatest leaders, such as st. clement of alexandria (150 215 c.e) in his exhortations to the pagans, stated their beliefs in the soul s preexistence: we were in being long before the foundation of the world. we existed in the eye of god, for it is

e in a perpetual process of change but always held by the laws of karma, which determine the nature of a person s rebirth. there are many schools of buddhism, and certain scholars point out that the so-called northern buddhism of tibet, china, and japan, emphasizes the doctrine of a permanent identity which serves to unite all the incarnations of a single individual. such an emphasis is closer to the hindu interpretation of a continuity of a soul linked to its karma than the strict buddhist teaching that only psychic residues remain of an individual s traits of personality and character. as might be expected, northern buddhism claims to have preserved the true teaching given by the buddha to his initiated disciples. since karma is one of the key teachings of the buddha, they insist that th

godly light, the inner heaven, the key of all the treasures of the mind, the focal point of thought and consciousness, the source of power and might, the seat of goodness, of justice, of sympathy, of the measure of all things, suzuki states. when this inmost knowledge is fully awakened, we are able to understand that each of us is identical in spirit, in being, and in nature with universal life. the hindu scripture bhagavad gita s instruction on how best to practice yoga ends with the promise that when the mind of the yogi is in harmony and finds rest in the spirit within, all restless desires gone, then he is a yukta, one in god. then his soul is a lamp whose light is steady, for it burns in a shelter where no winds come. in the chapter on basic mystical experience in his watcher on the

nd hebrew, har megiddo, megiddon, which is the mountain region of megiddo. megiddo is the site where the great final battle between good and evil will be fought as prophesied and will be a decisive catastrophic event that many believe will be the end of the world. bhagavad gita from sanskrit bhagavadgi ta, meaning song of the blessed one. a hindu religious text, consisting of 700 verses, in which the hindu god, krishna, teaches the importance of unattachment from personal aims to the fulfillment of religious duties and devotion to god. cosmic consciousness the sense or special insight of one s personal or collective awareness in relation to the universe or a universal scheme. cosmic sense the awareness of one s identity and actions in relationship to the universe or universal scheme of thi

other goods or services. bedouin a nomadic arabic person from the desert areas of north africa and arabia. via old french beduin, ultimately from arabic badw, or desert, nomadic desert people. betrothal the act of becoming or being engaged to marry another person. bhagavad gita from sanskrit bhagavadgi ta, meaning song of the blessed one. a hindu religious text, consisting of 700 verses, in which the hindu god, krishna, teaches the importance of unattachment from personal aims to the fulfillment of religious duties and devotion to god. bipedal any animal that has two legs or feet. from the latin stem biped, meaning twofooted. birthstone each month of the year has a particular precious gemstone or a semiprecious stone associated with it. it is believed that if a person wears the stone assig


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atriarchs who had numerous wives. the great solomon, the prototype for the wise ruler and credited with writing some of the world s greatest love poetry, is said to have had 700 wives and 300 concubines. adultery, an act of infidelity on the part of a married individual, is one of the most universal of the taboos. the code of moses condemned both parties involved in the act to be stoned to death. the hindu religious doctrines order both man and woman, humiliated, mutilated or killed, depending upon their caste. in ancient egypt, the male offender was castrated, and the woman s nose was cut off. in ancient greece, the guilty pair might be killed by being dragged behind horses or starved. as the greek civilization matured, adulterers were seldom killed, but they were deprived of all public p

which the dead were buried. the first actual coffins, as they are known today, probably originated in ancient egypt where the people believed that the body of the deceased must be kept safe until a future time of resurrection. the egyptian word for coffin is from kas, which means to bury. another form of the word became kast, indicating the receptacle into which the body is placed, the coffin. in the hindu faith, the deceased are given a ceremonial washing; then the body is wrapped in a burial cloth and placed in a coffin. if at all possible, within one day of death, the coffin is to be carried to a place of cremation by six male relatives. the coffin is placed on a stack of wood and covered with flowers. melted butter is poured over the coffin to help it to burn, and the eldest son or nea

stack of wood and covered with flowers. melted butter is poured over the coffin to help it to burn, and the eldest son or nearest male relative of the deceased lights the funeral pyre. traditionally, the cremation takes place outdoors and the ashes are collected and scattered in the waters of a holy river, such as the ganges. in other countries, hindu dead are taken to a crematorium. followers of the hindu religion believe that the soul, the atman of each individual, is reborn many times in a cycle of spiritual evolution before it can become one with god. those who follow the path of judaism bury their dead in a plain coffin after the body has been washed and dressed. if possible, the funeral takes place on the day after the death has occurred. the coffin containing the deceased is taken f

ng that one of their loved ones has been taken by death. the people of the andaman islands, in the eastern part of the bay of bengal, disinter the body after it has been buried long enough to decompose, then wear the bones of the dead to indicate mourning. while they wear these bones, it is considered taboo to approach them and to interfere with their grief. in earlier times, it was customary for the hindu widow to throw herself upon her deceased husband s funeral pyre. today, she may shave her head, give away her valuable possessions, retire from social life, and spend the rest of her life performing menial duties for the family of her late husband. among some native american tribes of north america it was customary to cut the hair of widows and forbid them to remarry until the hair had g

und the world observed the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for their dead until they felt the soul had become accustomed to its new spiritual environment, there are a number of religions and cultures today that continue to remember their dead by conducting certain rituals that extend far beyond a few weeks of bringing food and drink to the grave. on the day after a follower of the hindu faith has been cremated, friends bring various gifts to his or her relatives. on the 11th or 12th day after the cremation, all those who attended the funeral service gather once again to offer a meal of rice balls and milk to the spirit of the deceased. this custom is a form of reciprocity to the departed for all the acts of kindness that he or she performed during life. t h e g a l e e

0. many ancient cultures have legends of amphibians or serpent people who, like oannes, the half-human, half-fish, instructed the early inhabitants of mesopotamia in the arts of civilization. there was quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent of the aztecs, who descended from heaven in a silver egg, and there are the nagas, the handsome, semidivine serpent people with supernatural powers who figure in the hindu and buddhist traditions. throughout the dim corridors of history, there are frequent mentions of legendary sky people, who were considered to have been emissaries of the flying serpent. the snakeworshiping aztecs and mayans are not far removed from the chinese, who worshiped a celestial dragon. both cultures may have been contacted by emissaries from another world, a highly advanced extr

prompted the destruction of sodom and gomorrah, suggesting that the two cities were devastated by an ancient nuclear blast. they also mention other ancient texts that describe flying machines, advanced technology, and awesome weapons wielded by the gods. the sacred hindu hymns, the rig-veda, constitute some of the oldest known religious documents. the splendid poetry tells of the achievements of the hindu pantheon of gods, and one passage tells of indra, a god-being, who was honored when his name was turned into india. indra, who became known as the fort destroyer because of his exploits in war, was said to travel through the skies in a flying machine, the vimana. this craft was equipped with awesome weapons capable of destroying a city. the effect of these weapons seems to have been like

other goods or services. bedouin a nomadic arabic person from the desert areas of north africa and arabia. via old french beduin, ultimately from arabic badw, or desert, nomadic desert people. betrothal the act of becoming or being engaged to marry another person. bhagavad gita from sanskrit bhagavadgi ta, meaning song of the blessed one. a hindu religious text, consisting of 700 verses, in which the hindu god, krishna, teaches the importance of unattachment from personal aims to the fulfillment of religious duties and devotion to god. bipedal any animal that has two legs or feet. from the latin stem biped, meaning twofooted. birthstone each month of the year has a particular precious gemstone or a semiprecious stone associated with it. it is believed that if a person wears the stone assig


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. an encyclopedia of occultism. new hyde park, n.y: university books, 1960. yates, frances a. the rosicrucian enlightenment. boulder, colo: shambhala, 1978. the thuggee no organized cult of killers has ever murdered as many people as the thuggee. in the 1830s this indian secret society strangled upward of 30,000 native people and travelers as a sacrifice to their goddess kali, the gdark mother, h the hindu triple goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction. the name thuggee comes from the sanskrit sthaga, gdeceiver. h although the thuggee probably originated sometime in the sixteenth century, they were not uncovered by british authorities until about 1812. great britain was beginning to expand its territories in india, and the british administrators were becoming increasingly alarme

e holy cities, for it is located where three sacred rivers meet.the ganges, the yamuna, and the mythical sarasvati, known as sangam (the sarasvati, according to tradition, flowed from the himalayas before it transferred its magical powers to the ganges and disappeared into the north indian desert) the very act of bathing at the confluence (the triveni) is believed to bestow a triple blessing upon the hindu pilgrim. sources: gallahabad. h india food and fun [online] http//www.indiafoodandfun.com/travel/allahabad.htm. crim, keith, ed. the perennial dictionary of world religions. san francisco: harpersanfrancisco, 1989. the sacred city of allahabad according to the bible (genesis, 6.10, god had become angered at the wickedness of humans and was determined gto end all flesh. h he called on noa

er goods or services. bedouin a nomadic arabic person from the desert areas of north africa and arabia. via old french beduin, ultimately from arabic badw, or desert, nomadic desert people. betrothal the act of becoming or being engaged to marry another person. bhagavad gita from sanskrit bhagavadgi ta, meaning gsong of the blessed one. h a hindu religious text, consisting of 700 verses, in which the hindu god, krishna, teaches the importance of unattachment from personal aims to the fulfillment of religious duties and devotion to god. bipedal any animal that has two legs or feet. from the latin stem biped, meaning twofooted. birthstone each month of the year has a particular precious gemstone or a semiprecious stone associated with it. it is believed that if a person wears the stone assig


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6000 years, and are associated with the 7 sephiroth below the abyss, thus making 42,000 years (or 49,000 years if the cycle is 7000 years, leaving the last 8000 or 1000 years to complete the "great jubilee (the jubilee is a period of 50 years. it is said that we are currently in the shemittah of judgement, presided over by geburah, which matches the thelemic "aeon of horus" and the "kali yuga" of the hindu system. if this system is applied to the big bang cosmological model, then it is immediately apparent that we had exactly 50 cycles to reach the epoch of recombination, the first cosmic jubilee, and that cycle would have been that of malkuth, or manifestation! the process of gematria may be applied in a number of ways to this sephiroth, as follows: geburah is spelt gbvrh, numerating to 2


THE MIDDLE PILLAR

irah alone, we have what technically is known as the archetypal world. it is that underlying essence of the unconscious which is the most primordial of all, its functions reaching back into the immeasurable past. it is a stratum whose characteristic is those symbols and archetypes which were first assimilated to the simple homogeneous structure, if it may be called, of the evolving consciousness. the hindu system calls this condition or state tu yal9 or ecstasy, absolute consciousness, and its experience in consciousness is of that rapturous type which the mystics of all ages have testified to as union with god. in this divine world, we contact those subtle images which the ancients called the gods. or rather the ordinary every-day sphere of consciousness becomes invaded by a volitional up

that communicates with the brain about the current condition of the human body. 18. the study of the shape and protuberances of the s k d in the belief that they reveal character and mental capacity. 19. regardie freely interchanges eastern and western terms here. it is important that the reader not confuse the terminology between the two traditions. the four worlds' of consciousness according to the hindu tradition (from highest to lowest) are turya, sushupti, swapna, and ]agrata. the last three of these worlds relate to three planes of existence (causal, astral, and physical) and are said to be the source of the mantra aum "a" refers to jagrata" u refers to swapna, and" m relates to sushupti. the silence that succeeds each intonation of aum refers to turya, the highest state of conscious

ure. they are the basic modes of existence and action, and the building blocks of everythg in the universe. a fifth element, spirit, is said to bind together and govern the lesser four. chapter eight yoga, chakras, and the wisdom of the east a s regardie stressed in chapter four, the qabalistic sephiroth, particularly those of the middle pillar, bear some resemblance to the chakra system of yoga, the hindu mystical tradition. many people, including authors, make the common mistake of calling tiphareth "the heart chakra" or referring to yesod as "the moon chakra" in fact the cover of llewellyn's second edition of regardie's the middle pillar (see figure 1, p. xi) shows the chakras superimposed over the qabalistic tree of life with the twin serpents of the caduceus of hermes. as easy as it i


THE STAR IN THE WEST BY CAPTAIN FULLER A CRITICAL ESSAY ON THE WORKS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY

of their own entrails; the reproach is perhaps unjust, but out of the web of these spiders, crowley has himself twisted a subtle cord, on which he has suspended the universe, and swinging it round has sent the whole fickle world conception of these excogitating spiders into those realms which lie behind time and beyond space. he stands on the virgin rock of pyrrhonic- zoroastrianism, which unlike the hindu world-conception, stands on neither elephant nor tortoise, but on the absolute zero of the metaphysical qabalists *vide haeckel, glast words on evolution, h p. 120. the question now is, what is crowleyanity or pyrrhonic-zoroastrianism? and the answer is as follows: ghosanna to the son of david! blessed is he that cometh in the name of the lord. hosanna in the highest! h for this day*1. t

na. h *time, vol. ii, p. 280. in the beginning (sic) there is the ledger (inertia= 0; in the middle there is the ledger open, action balanced by re-action (inertia= 0; and in the end there is again (inertia) the ledger closed= 0. this idealism, if i may so call it, is very similar to the conditioned and unconditioned of hegel, to the metaphysical unity underlying the athanasian creed, and also to the hindu philosophy which crowley so thoroughly grasped, when seeing the slough into which spencerian agnosticism was bound to lead, he broke away from buddha and the buddhistic doctrines of scientific doubt: so lifts the agony of the world from this mine head, that bowed awhile before the terror suddenly shown. the nameless fear for self, far hurled by death to dissolution vile, fades as the roy

ll in heaven. i am as great as god, and he as small as i; he cannot me surpass, or i beneath him lie. self is surpassed by self-annihilation; the nearer nothing, so much more divine. who is as though he were not. ne fer had been. that man, oh joy! is made god absolute. buddhism as regards the beginning of all things the buddhist is discreetly silent, he (as crowley says) neither prevaricates like the hindu, nor openly lies like the christian. in the is fa upanishad we read: into dense darkness he enters who has conceived becoming to be naught, into yet denser he who has conceived becoming to be aught. in the second discourse of the bhagavad-g.t. we also read: uncleavable he, incombustible he, and indeed neither to be wetted nor dried away; perpetual, all-pervasive, stable, immovable, ancie

h is not to be found in the phenomenal world. thus your natural reason does not possess its true essence, but only the appearance of truth and light: and the more the essence of light inwardly fades, and the man confuses himself with this appearance, and gropes vainly after the dazzling phantasmal images he conjures *the cloud upon the sanctuary, p. 3. this appearance of truth is practically what the hindu would call hmaya, h in which all created beings live. there is a way which leads beyond it, and any man can discover it, if he be fit and willing, and this way leads to god. the absolute truth lying in the centre of mystery is like the sun, it blinds ordinary sight, and man sees only the shadow. the eagle alone can gaze at the dazzling light, likewise only the prepared soul can bear its


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ight at the center of the true self of the fakir first granted them permis- sion. the spirits delude the fakir into thinking he is dependent on them. in fact, the truth is just the opposite: spirits are wholly dependent on the unconscious power of human beings when they wish to exercise their purposes in the human world. the buddhists of tibet have a somewhat clearer understanding of spirits than the hindu fakirs of india. they admit the existence of such things as angels and demons, but maintain that they are illusions composed by the human mind, even as humans are a dream in the mind of god. they do not dismiss spirits as unreal, for they understand full well that mental realities are no less potent than physical realities. both are founded ultimately in god. the western hermetic view is


TYSON DONALD THE POWER OF THE WORD

they were utterly ignorant of the true pronunciation of the name. appendix b: commentaries on tetragrammaton hence, they gave it the sound of adonai, and made it read jaho- vah. thus the latter is simply a fancy, a perversion of the holy name. and how could they know it? alone, out of all their nation, the high priests had it in their possession and respectively passed it to their successors, as the hindu brahmaiitma does before his death. once a year only, on the day of atonement, the high priest was allowed to pronounce it in a whisper. passing behind the veil into the inner chamber of the sanctuary, the holy of holies, with trembling lips and downcast eyes he called upon the dreaded namet. he bitter persecution of the kabalists, who received the precious syllables after deserving the f


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tified sex as the most powerful force in life and the supreme source of magical power. taking an apparent delight in outraging the british society of his time, crowley made explicit use of the most "deviant" sexual acts- such as masturbation and homosexuality- as central components in his magical practice. at the same time, crowley was also one of the first western authors to taken an interest in the hindu and buddhist traditions of tantra- a highly esoteric body of teachings and that center, in part, around the use of sexual energy as a source of spiritual power- which had long been criticized by european orientalist scholars and christian missionaries as the very worst and most perverse confusion of sexuality and religion.v in fact, for most american readers today, tantra is typically as

that most westerners readers now think of when they hear the word tantra. as we will see, however, this association of crowley and tantra may turn out to be a good deal more spurious and unfounded than most authors have generally assumed. as it is used by most historians of religions today, tantra refers to a vast and extremely diverse body of texts, practices and traditions hat spread throughout the hindu, buddhist and even jain communities since at list the 3rd or 4th century ce. there is in fact intense disagreement, not only as to how it is best defined, but even as to whether tantra really "exists" at all. is it really an indigenous asian category, or is it instead- like the generic category of "hinduism" itself- the product of western orientalist scholars imposing their own fantasies

organs. however, perhaps the greatest difference between the crowleyian and hindu tantric systems is the role of sexual intercourse in ritual practice. but here again there is some confusion. some authors have suggested that the primary difference lies in the way in which the sexual acts are carried out and the manner in which sexual union occurs. thus sutin argues that the key difference is that the hindu and buddhist tantrics call for a retention and sublimation of the male semen during union, while crowley calls for the ejaculation and consumption of the sexual fluids (in fact, crowley himself pointed this out in de arte magicka, chapters xiv and xvi: hindu and buddhist tantrism .call for retention of semen by the male, even in the heights of mystical sexual union. crowley followed that

so urban "the extreme orient" 123-46. lxix sellon, the new epicurean or the delights of sex facetiously and philosophically considered in graphic letters addressed to young ladies of quality (london: j.c. houten, 1870 -183- lxxisee burton, trans. kama sutra of vatsyayana (london: kama shastra society, 1883; f.f. arbuthnot and richard francis burton, trans. ananga ranga: stage of the bodiless one; the hindu art of love, by kalayana malla (new york: medical press of new york, 1964. lxxii grant, the magical revival, 126. lxxiiicrowley, eight lectures on yoga (new falcon publications, 1992. he claimed to have achieved the highest yogic state of samadhi while meditating in ceylon in 1901. see his writings of truth, republished in "the temple of solomon the king" equinox i, 4 (london, 1910: 166


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-humanoid "aliens" which had very evident tail-like appendages "click, the correlation counters started going off in my head! either someone somewhere had developed their own "jurassic park" humanoids, or these creatures never really became extinct, but just went in the most literal sense "underground. i recall something i read in "venomous reptiles" by sherman a. minton jr [in which he describes the hindu legends of the reptilian-humanoid cavern dwelling "nagas] who stated that most reptiles with well developed limbs live underground. who are the draconians file//d /my documents/avidya/reptilian agenda/who are the draconians.htm (2 of 68 [8/25/2000 17:19:57] let us just for a moment take the edenic drama at face value: the leaders of the three sentient creations. angelic [lucifer, human [

bol is a spiral representing a coiled snake; it has been discovered as petroglyphs and other pictorial representations in britain, greece, malta, and egypt, as pottery designs in new mexico; as ground drawings on the nazca plateau, peru, and throughout the pacific islands..aborigine legends. indicate that the serpent beings were not above waging war, and an identical parallel is also mentioned in the hindu legends of the nagas, serpent beings who came from one of seven worlds. aborigine legends (state that) the serpent beings waged many wars around ayers rock, and the who are the draconians file//d /my documents/avidya/reptilian agenda/who are the draconians.htm (20 of 68 [8/25/2000 17:19:58] vertical gutters in ayers rock testify to these wars" case file #10 from "venomous reptiles" by sh

ground! the book "venomous reptiles" also states the following..cobras (according to legends) are descended from the nagas, serpent gods of bharat, or ancient india. their worship has been traced to prehistoric dravidian times before the aryan invasion of the subcontinent in almost 1600 b.c. the naga's power to inflict disproportionate physical damage or almost instantaneous death is explained in the hindu vedas as paralleling the energy of creation or fire" the book goes on to state that: a) the naga's are said to have appeared at the birth of guatama siddharta, who later became "buddha. b) the ancient "well" of sheshna in benares, india, is traditionally where the yoga aphorisms of patanjali, a classical guide to students of yoga, was written" this "well" is said to be an entrance to one


WILLIAM WESCOTT NUMBERS THEIR OCCULT POWER AND MYSTIC VIRTUES

this was on the occasion of the covenant made by jehovah with abram and the institution of circumcision of males in token thereof. now here we have the addition of an h or 5, the essentially female letter, to the name of abraham, and a conversion of a yod into he, y into h, in the case of sarah; and then their sterility is destroyed. some learned men consider abraham to be a conversion of brahma, the hindu deity. the name splits up curiously. ab is father, br is son, am is like om or aum, a deific name of power. rm meant, he is lifted up. blavatsky remarks that abraham and saturn were identical in astro-symbology. the father of the pharisees was jehovah, and they were of the seed of abraham. the number of abrm is 1, 2, 200, 40 or 243, the number of the man figure, seir anpin, representing

phi. with regard to music, 3 is said to be mistress, because harmony contains 3 symphonies, the diapason, the diapente, and the diatessaron. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott ezekiel xiv. v. 14 mentions 3 men who saw a creation, destruction and a restoration; noah of the whole world, daniel of the jewish world jerusalem, and job of his personal world. note the hindu trinity of brahma, who consists of brahma, vishnu, and siva; creator, preserver, and changer. in india, each has still a special sect of worshippers, who mark themselves with particular emblems; the vaishnavas are much the most numerous. the living were of old called the 3 times blessed (the dead 4 times blessed. there were three cities of refuge on the east side of the jordan. bezer, ra

h eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott in the alchymico-kabalistic tract called aesch metzareph referred to by eliphas levi and collected from the zohar of knorr von rosenroth and translated into english, and forming volume iv of my collectanea hermetica, will be found 10 names for gold all extracted from the old testament; they are there related to the sephirah geburah. the hindu puranas tell us of the 10 avatars of the god vishnu, the preserver of the brahmanic religion; they are periodical incarnations of the god and are as follows. 1. first as the fish, matsya; 2. kurma, the tortoise. 3. varaha, the boar. 4. narasingha, the man-lion. 5. vamana, the dwarf. 6. parasu-rama. 7. rama chandra. 8. krishna. 9. buddha. 10. kalki, the horse, is yet to come. these avatar

d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott period between noah and david as could reduce human life by eleven-twelfths. 122. 974. there were this number of generations from the writing of the law by the holy one before he created man in the world. 999. at the judgment, although there be 999 who condemn a man, he shall be saved if one plead for him. 1000. the 1000-headed serpent is sesha of ananta, the hindu emblem of eternity. 1000. the daughter of pharaoh, whom solomon married, told him of 1000 forms of musical instruments and taught him the chants for all the idols. 1000 is the cube of ten, a symbol of perfection--potiphar s wife tempted joseph with 1000 talents of silver, when her personal charms failed to move him. the thickness of the earth s crust is 1000 ells, below this is an abyss

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