Charged Water, Vowel Sounds, Colors and Affirmations

The information below was received in an email correspondence with a member of Hermes Lodge of A.M.O.R.C. around the early to mid 2000’s. It was emailed to me as something that I may find of use in my personal work. No other details were given. I cannot attest as to whether it’s authorship as listed below is accurate or not. The first section does appear to be in the writing style of Dr. H. Spencer Lewis, especially when compared to the C.R.C. monographs for reference.

The following section by Llewellyn George (the founder of Llewellyn books) is very interesting for a number of reasons. First, is that the “vowel sounds” given are very similar, and identical in some cases, to their uses and correspondences to those of A.M.O.R.C. Second, the charged water correspondences are also very similar and in some cases identical to what is in the section by Dr. H. Spencer Lewis. Continue reading Charged Water, Vowel Sounds, Colors and Affirmations

The Book of Shadows, The Magickal Journal, and The Materia Magicka

 

A Book of Shadows or Personal Grimoire is a place where you can find your magickal journal, personal rituals, materials for magick, spells, images, diagrams, symbols, and divination meanings. It is the place where you record all of your discoveries and creations. It will become a working tool of reference and recording, and will eventually become very personalized. It usually consists of several topics such as a general magickal journal, a dream journal, a materia magicka, spells, and a place for rituals you work with or have created, with the freedom to add or subtract here, what is most appropriate for you and your personal work. The magickal journal and dream journal are many times combined together for convenience, as well as to see the connections found in your dream work, ritual work, and meditations. Continue reading The Book of Shadows, The Magickal Journal, and The Materia Magicka

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

Simplified Way of Drawing a Pentagram in Ritual

The pentagram is a well used symbol in Western Magickal Traditions. There are many different resources online and in books that can be referenced as to the meaning and correspondence between the five points of the pentagram. One of the allures of following the path of magick is the inherent harmony we find that may not have shown itself to us in more mainstream forms of religion and belief. There are as many ways to tap into this harmony in the magickal traditions as there are practitioners. One way is to have all of the symbols, ritual movements and gestures work in conjunction with one another. Drawing the pentagram using the method in this post is one way that has helped me in my own practice to work more harmoniously with the symbols and is shared here for your use and experimentation. It is presented here as one of many ways to draw a pentagram and by no means is this considered to be the only way. Continue reading Simplified Way of Drawing a Pentagram in Ritual

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

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

The 4 Lettered name and the Elements

In the previous post, the Natural Order of the Elements, it was seen that there are reverberations regarding correspondences throughout a magical system of placing the elements in their natural order. It must be stressed that one set of correspondences should be consistent throughout a system. Magical systems throughout time have observed the natural world and what was within the magicians themselves. That being said, one of the first issues that comes to the forefront is the attributions of the 4 lettered name of Omneity, the Tetragrammaton, to the elements. Continue reading The 4 Lettered name and the Elements