3 Simple Ways to Spiritually Cleanse Your Home

There are times in our lives when things just feel a bit off. It is perfectly natural and normal to have this happen in life. When we are on a spiritual path sometimes these feelings are intensified dependent upon how sensitive we may be to energies in or outside of ourselves. Most of the time these feelings and energies dissipate on their own pretty quickly and there is no need to do much else other than to keep up with our daily ritual and meditation regime, whatever that may be. Other times those feelings or energies are just stubborn, don’t seem to clear and like to attach themselves to us or our homes. Continue reading 3 Simple Ways to Spiritually Cleanse Your Home

Invisible Assistance

In the Western Mysteries the themes of birth, death and rebirth are seen in various representations. Whether it is the Masonic initiatory myth of Hiram Abiff, the discovery of the tomb of Christian Rosenkreütz or the Dying and Resurrected God of myths the world over, the theme of dying and being reborn is inherent. The direct response of the Initiate to these experiences is something that is better experienced than written about and forms part of the greater mysteries. A practical outcome of understanding the above cycle is to aid those that are being born, those that are suffering and those that have left the physical world to continue their journey. Continue reading Invisible Assistance

Western Chakras: Ascension of the Inner Holy Planets

One of the most popular areas of mystical or esoteric studies is the subject of Chakras. A quick search and you will find a plethora of books, blog posts, websites, etc. all offering slightly different approaches mostly based on “Eastern” points of views. There are “Western” ways of activating the chakras, or energy centers, and this post will cover one way of doing so. Continue reading Western Chakras: Ascension of the Inner Holy Planets

Sound and Color for Healing

“First, That none of them should profess any other thing than to heal the sick, and that gratis”.- Fama Fraternitatis

Healing has always been a part of the Western Mystery Tradition. Most working groups of the tradition today have some method of healing as part of their school’s curriculum. It is part of who we are as a tradition, to give aid to those who suffer dis-ease in service rendered to others. The Therapeutae in ancient Alexandria and the Asclepions of Ancient Greece are great historical examples to study in regards to this mission. We will explore one variation of this healing method in a way that is accessible to all. Continue reading Sound and Color for Healing

The Qabalistic Cross and Balancing Polarities

One of the first rituals taught in the different schools and traditions linked to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is the Qabalistic Cross. It has many uses that have evolved over the past century or so when it was first introduced in ritual form by the founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and has been modified to suit individual schools of thought and practice. This post will explore an alternate way of looking at and using the Qabalistic Cross in individual work, thus serving to further help the reader explore and experiment with this ritual. Continue reading The Qabalistic Cross and Balancing Polarities

Relaxation Using The 12 Bodily Areas

One of the most important precursors to any type of personal spiritual work is that of Relaxation. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience and we have our lives in the physical world and thus the physical body is the vehicle that we interact with in this world. If we are to ascend spiritually, to feel oneness, unity, at peace, it is vitally important that we ensure that our physical body is taken care of, in good working order and is able to work as a proper instrument for the higher spiritual energies we open ourselves up to on our return home.  It will also help you to concentrate and meditate more successfully if your body is in a relaxed state. Continue reading Relaxation Using The 12 Bodily Areas

Body Postures and Alignment

There has been a long standing tradition in the Western Mysteries that we are to treat “the body as a temple”. There is a tremendous amount of information that is historical, religious, mystical and esoteric in nature that has fostered many written works on this subject. In regards to the practical work that one is to undertake at this point in their studies there will only be a few words mentioned as to the reasons why you would adopt these postures, on what is happening when we practice these postures, and the importance of following the directions given. Continue reading Body Postures and Alignment

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