Monday, May 26, 2008

The Magickal Explanation Of Use Psalm

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Book: The Magickal Explanation Of Use Psalm by Anonymous

Besides the use of psalms in invocation/evocation formula for angels, the following magical use of psalms is possible

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Occult Symbols

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LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SYMBOLS OR SYMBOLOGY OF THE OCCULT.. First of all what are OCCULT SYMBOLS, are they just symbols used to create focus for the energy or are they a belief system to protect us from negative energies or are they both? Basically an Occult symbol is a symbol, which holds power or hidden value to it's owner -- hence an OCCULT SYMBOL.. Let's take a look at some of the most powerful Occult symbols used today in order to understand them better, some of these symbols are so common most people do not know that they actually originated from old symbols of power

OCCULT SYMBOLS - THE CROSS


The cross is an old symbol that has had many hidden meanings in the church for a long time. It was said to provide protection as well as symbolise a connection to god.. It is still used by millions today as a recognised symbol of power.

In many prayers (meditations) the cross is sometimes used to hold the energy of meditative or as the church call it prayer healing.. Also the cross has been used in the past to scare away negative forces such as ghosts and demons when used in the right way as an Occult symbol of power

The cross is also a symbol used related to death commonly used at graveyards and to also represent Jesus excepting death on the cross in history

OCCULT SYMBOLS - STAR OF DAVID


Symbol used in Judaism, the Star that David can be seen as a flattened view of a three dimensional symbol, made up of two interlocking triangles. According to Judaic sources, the Star or Shield of David signifies the number seven: that is, the six points plus the center. Its Star of David on Wall in Jewish District, Venice, Italy earliest known communal usage of the Occult Symbol began in the Middle Ages..

In the Kabbalah, the two triangles in the star of David represent the dichotomies inherent in man: good vs. evil, spiritual vs. physical, etc. The two triangles may also represent the reciprocal relationship between the Jewish people and God. The triangle pointing up symbolizes our good deeds, which go up to heaven and activate a flow of goodness back down to the world, symbolized by the triangle pointing down.

Similar symbols of the star of David were used in magick rituals by Solomon his dad, refer to maybe the Star of Davids original Occult meaning.. The star of David is now a recognised symbol of this faith and is used by many for there own personal meanings and connection to god..

OCCULT SYMBOLS - THE SWASTIKA


The swastika is commonly used as a symbol of good luck, welfare, prosperity or victory. One interpretation of the swastika is derived from the ancient mythological symbolism of Shakti dancing upon Shiva. Philosophically this may be understood as the two aspects of Brahma : consciousness and energy interacting to give expression to the universe. The circular movement of this cross may be interpreted as the circular movement of the rising Kundalini.

If seen as a cross, the four lines emanate from the center to the four cardinal directions, and this is commonly associated with the Sun. Other proposed correspondences are to the visible rotation of the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere around the pole star.

The swastika has also been indicated as a symbol of power representing the cycle of the sun moving around the earth. In recent times the symbol has received a lot of negative feedback due to it being used by Nazi's in WW2 as there symbol. Hitler always sought out symbols of power so naturally he chose the swastika to use for battle. Since the war many have related it to an evil symbol yet before it was seen as a symbol of good..

The left facing swastika can be seen in Buddhist temples in china as well as it also predated even further back into ancient Hinduism..In Hinduism, the two symbols represent the two forms of the creator god Brahma: facing right it represents the evolution of the universe, facing left it represents the involution of the universe.

"As you can see the Swastika symbol has been used in many forms as a powerful symbol of power, it is definitely an important OCCULT SYMBOL.."

OCCULT SYMBOLS CONCLUSION..

Overall these three symbols are some of the most recognised symbols today that have in some way strong symbolic linking to Occult value. In further posts i will go into depth further on these symbols as well as include other important Occult symbols such as Rune symbols, pagan symbols such as the five pointed star and many more.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Taoism And Popular Religion

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In relation to the different forms of common religion in China, the stated purpose of Taoism is "transforming" (hua) people, in the sense of educating them to venerate the pure deities that impersonate the Dao, instead of joining other cults--those defined as "vulgar" (su) or "illicit" (yin), which often included sacrifice and involved the assistance of spirit-mediums. Whithin this context, the continuous incorporation of new deities and ritual forms, resulting from the interaction of Taoism with local communities and cults, had the purport of upgrading the deities by admitting them into the "correct" (zheng) hierarchy of gods, and of amending the ritual forms by integrating them into the proper way of communicating with the divine world. As has often been noted, the spirit-medium, and not the Confucian officer or the Buddhist monk, was the first competitor of the Taoist priest within local communities.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Buddha All Is Burning

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The Burning Buddha asks us to contemplate human rights and those who have given their lives to bring abuses to our attention. It symbolizes hope standing as a beacon for the sanctity of life and the value of belief. The intentional-art activist and sculptor Blake (parental guidance advised) has created a bronze figure, the central image in a multimedia installation. The artist aims to raise awareness, dialogue, and a positive response on social issues.

HOW IS THIS ENLIGHTENING?

Wisdom Quarterly (OPINION)

This is not the first time fire has been used to make a statement. Self-immolation shook the world when iconic images circulated showing a Mahayana Buddhist monk (Th'ich Qung Dc) poignantly protesting the treatment of Buddhists in South Vietnam. And annually the Burning Man festival erects and sets aflame a large wooden figure in another example of activism.

But the question comes up, "How could any of this be considered enlightening?" The connection may be to a stirring sermon the Buddha once delivered to ascetics dwelling in the forest tending to and venerating the sacred fire. The Buddha set out to enlighten them by pointing out what was really burning. So successful was he that he repeated what came to be known as the Fire Sermon.

THE FIRE SERMON


~Nanamoli Thera, edited by Wisdom Quarterly ("Adittapariyaya Sutra", SN 35.28)

Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Buddha was living in the Gaya district, at Gayasisa, together with a thousand Buddhist monks ("bhikkhus"). There he addressed them:

"Bhikkhus", ALL is burning! And what is the ALL that is burning?

"The eye is burning, visible forms are burning, eye-consciousness is burning, eye-contact is burning, and whatever is felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant which arises with eye-contact as its indispensable condition, that too is burning!

"Burning with what? Burning with the fire of lust, with the fire of hate, with the fire of delusion. I declare it is burning with birth [origination], aging [decay], and death [cessation], with sorrow, with lamentation, with pain, with grief, with despair.

"The ear is burning, sounds are burning...

"The nose is burning, odors are burning...

"The tongue is burning, flavors are burning...

"The body is burning, tangibles are burning...

"The mind is burning, ideas are burning, mind-consciousness is burning, mind-contact is burning, and whatever is felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant which arises with mind-contact as its indispensable condition, that too is burning!

"Burning with what? Burning with the fire of lust, with the fire of hate, with the fire of delusion. I declare it is burning with birth, aging, and death, with sorrow, with lamentation, with pain, with grief, with despair [or in a single word, with dukkha].

"Bhikkhus", when a noble follower who has heard (the truth) sees thus, that person finds estrangement [disenchantment] in the eye, finds estrangement in visible forms, finds estrangement in eye-consciousness, finds estrangement in eye-contact, and whatever is felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful- nor-pleasant that arises with eye-contact as its indispensable condition, in that too one finds estrangement.

"One finds estrangement in the ear... in sounds...

"One finds estrangement in the nose... in odors...

"One finds estrangement in the tongue... in flavors...

"One finds estrangement in the body... in tangibles...

"One finds estrangement in the mind, finds estrangement in ideas, finds estrangement in mind-consciousness, finds estrangement in mind-contact, and whatever is felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant that arises with mind-contact as its indispensable condition, in that too one finds estrangement.

"When one finds estrangement, passion fades away. With the fading of passion, one is liberated. When liberated, there arises knowledge that one is liberated. One understands: 'Birth is exhausted, the holy life has been lived out, what can be done has been done, of this there is no more beyond.'"

That is what the Blessed One said, and the "bhikkhus" being glad approved of his words.

Now during this utterance, the hearts [synonymous with minds] of those thousand "bhikkhus" were liberated from the taints* through clinging no more, and they became enlightened.

IN DEPTH: LIBERATION FROM "TAINTS"

Buddhist Dictionary and Glossary of Buddhist Terms


Taint ("asava"): something that obstructs progress toward enlightenment. The "Abhidharma" lists four taints: sense desire, craving for eternal existence, (wrong) views, and ignorance.

The discourses usually list only three, omitting explicit mention of the taint of views although it is referred to implicitly (e.g., at "Middle Length Discourses "2).

In the "Khuddakavatthu Vibhanga" both the threefold and fourfold division are mentioned. The fourfold division also occurs under the name of "floods" ("ogha") and "yokes" ("yoga").

The taints fall away through the stages of enlightenment: Through stream-entry, the taint of views is destroyed; through non-returning, the taint of sense-desire; through full enlightenment, the taints of existence and ignorance.

MN 2 shows how to overcome the taints, namely, through insight, sense-control, avoidance, wise use of life's necessities, and so on.

"Khiasava", "one whose taints are destroyed" or "one who is taint-free," is a name for the arhat or fully enlightened person. This state is frequently called "asavakkhaya" ("the destruction of the taints").

Discourses concluding with the attainment of enlightenment by those in the audience often end with the words: "During this utterance, the hearts of the "bhikkhus" were freed from the taints through clinging no more" ("anupadaya asavehi cittani vimuccisuti").

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Religious Tolerance Day

Religious Tolerance Day Cover Yule. Winter solstice. In my Tradition, Yule signals the coming of the light. With the light comes new life, new growth, and new harmony. I only hope it can be so.

I hope the light of Understanding and tolerance will be born this year, stronger and brighter than ever before. On February 8th, Religious Tolerance Day will be celebrated for the first time. It is a worldwide event, and though the number of people who know about the day is small, the celebrants are scattered far and wide over the face of Gaia.

What is Religious Tolerance Day? It is a day to share and to learn about various spiritual paths. It is a day to extend our hand to our neighbors, be they Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or anything else. I hope that, by sharing with each other, we can begin to erase some misconceptions and let the light of truth shine in the dusty corners of ignorance.

At the University of Texas, we're having an open forum of campus religious leaders; each one will be discussing their religion and teaching a song. Some people will be writing letters to their paper. Some people will be posting flyers. Others will be sponsoring workshops, discussions, and demonstrations. The possibilities are endless.

Of course, not everyone has the luxury of being open about their beliefs. Some people will light a candle in the name of religious tolerance, and some will perform spells. Hopefully, a few people will make an effort to learn something about another religion and open their minds. Being forced to stay in the closet about your religious beliefs doesn't mean you are powerless to promote tolerance. Tolerance begins with each of us.

We need people to help. We need people to spread the word. We need people to print flyers. We need people to support those who are willing to stick their necks out and host an activity. We need people to support religious tolerance every day of the year, not just on the first Saturday after Imbolc. If you are interested in learning more about Religious Tolerance Day, please contact Tiger Eye at (512) 625-9724 (digital pager) or at Sandie_Leavell@mail.utexas.edu. Also, feel free to visit the Religious Tolerance Day web page at: http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~leavell/TigerEye/religtol.htm

And this Yule, when you celebrate the rebirth of the light, give a thought to the birth of religious tolerance. Blessed be!

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Steps To Knowledge From 1 To 49

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Book: Steps To Knowledge From 1 To 49 by Anonymous

Steps to Knowledge is the Book of Inner Knowing. Its one-year study plan, which is divided into 365 “steps,” or lessons, is designed to enable students to learn to experience and to apply their Self-Knowledge, or Spiritual Power, in the world. Steps to Knowledge sets out to accomplish this task in a step-by-step manner as students are introduced to the essential ideas and practices which make such an undertaking possible. Practicing every day provides a solid foundation of experience and develops the thinking, perception and self-motivation necessary for both worldly success and spiritual advancement.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Message Of The Sphinx

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Book: The Message Of The Sphinx by Graham Hancock

Is the Sphinx of Prehistoric origin? Why was it built? In this provocative, rigorously argued report, revisionist Egyptologists Hancock (The Fingerprints of the Gods) and Bauval (The Orion Mystery) join forces to answer these questions and more as they examine the Sphinx and its relation to the other monuments of the Giza plateau. Working from the premise that the Giza complex encodes a message, they begin with recently discovered geological evidence indicating that the deep erosion patterns on the flanks of the Sphinx were caused by 1000 years of heavy rain. Such conditions last existed in Egypt at the end of the last ice age, about 10,000-9,000 B.C., meaning that the Sphinx may be more than 12,000 years old (not the generally accepted 4500 years). The authors go on to suggest, using computer simulations of the sky, that the pyramids, representing the three stars of Orion's Belt, along with associated causeways and alignments, constitute a record in stone of the celestial array at the vernal equinox in 10,500 B.C. This moment, they contend, represents Zep Tepi, the "First Time," often referred to in the Hieroglyphic record. They show how the Initiation rituals of the Egyptian pharaohs replicate on Earth the sun's journey through the stars in this remote era, and they suggest that the "Hall of Records" of a lost civilization may be located by treating the Giza Plateau as a template of these same ancient skies. These daring, well-argued theories will raise the hackles of orthodox Egyptologists?but that doesn't mean they're wrong. Illustrations not seen by PW.
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Saturday, May 3, 2008

On Darwin Evolution And The Perfect Man

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Book: On Darwin Evolution And The Perfect Man by Sri Swami Sivananda

SWAMIJI, ACCOMPANIED by Sister Nivedita, Swami Y., and others, had come to visit the Zoological Gardens at Alipur in the afternoon. Rai Rambrahma Sanyal Bahadur, Superintendent of the Gardens, cordially received them and took them round the Gardens. Swamiji, as he went on seeing the Various species of animals, casually referred to the Darwinian Theory of the gradual Evolution of animals. The disciple remembers how, entering the room for snakes, he pointed to a huge python with circular rings on its body, with the remark: "From this, the tortoise has evolved in course of time. That very snake, by remaining stationary at one spot for a long time, has gradually turned hard-backed."

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