The Qabalistic Cross and Balancing Polarities

One of the first rituals taught in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is the Qabalistic Cross. It’s many uses evolved over the past century when it was first introduced. It has been modified to suit individual schools of thought and practice. Continue reading The Qabalistic Cross and Balancing Polarities

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. The Awareness of the Cosmic Being is one of them. Continue reading Awareness of the Cosmic Being

The 4 Lettered Name and the Elements

In the post, the Natural Order of the Elements, it was seen that there are reverberations throughout a magical system by placing the elements in their natural order. It is important that one set of correspondences be consistent throughout a system. One of the first issues is the 4 Lettered Name and the Elements. Continue reading The 4 Lettered Name and the Elements

Elemental Subtle Body Activation

Systems of magical training usually begin with some type of subtle body work. It forms a foundation of magical work and training to prepare one to be an instrument for the Divine. The Elemental Subtle Body Activation is one form. Continue reading Elemental Subtle Body Activation

Harmony, Correspondences, and Natural Order of Elements

Harmony, Correspondences, and the Natural Order of the Elements is one of the mainstays of any magical system. In the West this is one of the first points of magical philosophy to learn. Along with 6 other principles that have been summarized quite well in the Kybalion, a Neo Hermetic text. Continue reading Harmony, Correspondences, and Natural Order of Elements

The Term Western Mystery Tradition

The term Western Mystery Tradition conjures up images of esoteric lodges performing some group ritual. Maybe some initiation or mysterious religious activity in ancient Greece. To others, it be practices handed down from their spiritual or familial ancestors. Perpetuating a tradition spanning hundreds of years. Continue reading The Term Western Mystery Tradition

Welcome to The Hermetic Herald

Welcome to the Hermetic Herald. Over the years working in different lodges in different roles from low to high, there always were questions regarding correspondences. How many times, in the Hermetic Qabalah, they were at odds with another set of correspondences. If you have ever delved into this subject, it is without doubt you’ve had these same questions. Continue reading Welcome to The Hermetic Herald