The Solar Adorations

The following exercises are an adaption from other works in the tradition of the Golden Dawn, such as those suggested by Israel Regardie’s “The One Year Manual”. There have been other variations of these exercises inspired by the teachings Paul Foster Case, that as far as is known, have not been published. The ones below use the correspondences of the four quarters aligned with those from the Sepher Yetzirah concerning the mother letters in relation to the elements of air, fire and water, and the corresponding areas of the physical body. The versions mentioned above all use a prayer of either an Egyptian or Astrological nature. Continue reading The Solar Adorations

Awareness of the Cosmic Being

There are several ways of categorizing the different worlds used in the Western Mystery Tradition. Many of them overlap or complement one another. One of the purposes of using a “Worlds Model” is for the individual to be able to give some type of categorization of what they are experiencing and witnessing when they are performing their esoteric work.  Over millennia esoteric practitioners have used different terms to describe and categorize similar experiences. Several examples of these are the  4 Worlds of the Kabbalists, the 7 Planes and the World Tree. While they come from different traditions and philosophies, the one constant is these worlds are based on experiential knowledge. The Model used here has origins in the teachings of Martinism and the Hermetic Qabalah. Continue reading Awareness of the Cosmic Being

The Pentagram, Active, Passive and Reconciling Energies

Pentagrams are one of the most versatile symbols used in the Western Mystery Tradition. Today they can be seen in the various Pentagram rituals stemming from the original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn including those found in Wicca and Thelema. Elemental, planetary and zodiacal workings may also employ the pentagram or when working with spirits. Their use as amulets of protection can be traced all the way back to Sumeria and Babylon. There are several interpretations of the use and meaning of the pentagram and hopefully the following will add a different perspective. Continue reading The Pentagram, Active, Passive and Reconciling Energies