Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Book Of Earths

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Book: The Book Of Earths by Edna Kenton

WITHOUT THE ROUSED INTEREST and cordial cooperation of many people this collection of representations of the Earth and its relation to the Universe would have been impossible. For permission to use copyright material I am indebted to D. Appleton and Company, the Clarendon Press, the Cambridge University Press, Cassell & Co., Ltd., Gall and Inglis, the Guiding Star Publishing House, the Kosmon Press, Luzac & Co., Marshall Jones Company, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., Popular Astronomy, Frederick A. Stokes Company, Edward Stanford, Ltd., and the New York World; and also to Col. James Churchward, Dr. E. A. Wallis Budge, Dr. William Fairfield Warren, Mr. Marshall B. Gardner, Miss Mary Elizabeth Litchfield, Mrs.
Richard Folkard, and Mrs. Daniel G. Brinton. For assistance in tracing material I owe thanks to various members of the staffs of the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, the Museum of the Hispanic Society of America, the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the American Geographical Society, the Swedenborg Library of the Church of the New Jerusalem, Brooklyn, the New York Society Library, and the New York Public Library.

In various translations I was aided by Dr. Arthur Livingston of Columbia University, and by an unknown member of the staff of the Biblioteca Nacional de Habana. Mr. Andrew Dasberg gave valuable suggestions in the choice and arrangement of various figures and plates. Special thanks are due Mrs. Mabel Reber without whose researches through numberless volumes this book would have lacked many of the representations it contains. Special thanks are also due many members of the staff of the New York Public Library in which most of these figures of Earth and the Universe were collected.

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Jain Gods

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Jainism believes that universe and all its substances or entities are eternal. It has no beginning or end with respect to time. There is no need of some one to create or manage the affairs of the universe. Universe in run own its own accord by its own cosmic laws. Hence Jainism does not believe in God as a creator, survivor, and destroyer of the universe.

However Jainism does believe in God. When a living being destroys all his karmas, he possesses perfect knowledge, vision, power, and bliss. He becomes omniscient and omnipotent. This living being is a God of Jain religion. Hence Jains do not believe in one God. Gods in Jain religion are innumerable and the number is continuously increasing as more living beings attain liberation. Every living being has a potential to become God of the Jain religion.

While travelling on the path of spiritual progress, a person destroys all eight types of his karmas in the following sequence.

First Mohaniya (delusion), then Jnana-varaniya (knowledge), Darasna-varaniya (vision), and Antaraya (natural qualities) all three together.

Lastly the remaining four namely Nama (body), Ayu (life span), Gotra (social standing), and Vedniya (pleasure and pain of the body). He then attains liberation.

The first four karmas are called Ghati karmas because they obscure the natural qualities of the soul. The last four karmas are known as aghati karmas because they are related to the body of the soul. Once a person destroys all Ghati karmas, automatically he will destroy all his Aghati karmas at the end of his present life. No fall back can occur.

A person who destroys all eight types of karmas is called Siddha. A person who destroys only four ghati karmas is called Arihanta (Tirthankara, Jina etc). Both Arihantas and Siddhas are classified as Gods in Jainism.

Arihanta:
When a person destroys his ghati karmas, he attains keval-jnana. He has regained the original attributes of his soul which are perfect knowledge, vision, power, and bliss. He is omniscient of the past, present and future forms of all entities (living and nonliving beings) of the universe. He is still a human being. He preaches the religion and remains in the state of blissful condition for the rest of his life. He is known as an Arihant.
Arihantas have two categories:

* Tirthankara
* Ordinary-kevali

Tirthankara:
Immediately after attaining keval-jnana, if a person establishes the four-fold religious order of monks, nuns, sravaks (male laypeople), sravikas (female laypeople) is known as Tirthankara.

He preaches the Jain philosophy, religion, ethics, etc. to his followers.

Twenty-four Tirthankaras are born during this descending part of the time cycle (Avasarpini Kaal) of this region (Bharat Kshetra) of the universe. No two Tirthankaras have lived at the same time in this region. Generally a Tirthankara is born when the religion is at its depression state. He revives the same philosophy and religion at that time. Sometimes he gives a different form to the religion depending upon the time, place, and human behavior.

For example, Lord Mahavir preached five great vows, while Lord Parshva preached four great vows. The vow of celibacy was included in the non-possession category during Parshav's time.

Tirthankaras are also known as Jina or Nirgrantha.

Jina means one who has conquered his inner passions like desire and hatred.

Nirgrantha means one who has gotten rid of all attachments

Ordinary-kevali
The only difference between Tirthankara and ordinary-kevali is that the latter does not establish the religious order. He remains in the state of perfect blissful condition for the rest of his life after attaining Keval-jnan.

In the religious scriptures the name Arihantas and Tirthankaras are interchangeably used because ordinary-kevalis do not play a significant role in the religious order.

Siddha
All Tirthankaras and ordinary-kevalis destroy their remaining Aghati karmas, and attain liberation at the end of their present life. Now they are known as Siddhas. They are totally free. They do not possess body. They are free from the birth and death cycle. They do not feel pleasure and pain, or joy and sorrow. They live in an ever lasting blissful condition at the top of Lokakas known as Moksha. All siddhas possess the same quality of soul, and their attributes are same. However, they still maintain their unique identity.

For Example, Lord Mahavir's soul as a siddha has a different form than the soul of Lord Bahubali.

Both Arihants (Tirthankaras and ordinary-kevalis) and Siddhas are considered Gods of Jain religion.

Q. In the Namokar Mantra we pray to the Arihants (Tirthankara) first and then to the Siddhas second. Even though the Siddhas are perfect souls and have destroyed both Ghati and Aghati Karmas, and Arihantas have destroyed only Ghati Karmas.

A. It is because Arihants after attaining keval-jnana (after destroying ghati-karmas), preach the Jain philosophy and religion. They explain the path of liberation and attributes of Siddhas. Without the help of Arihantas we would not have known Siddhas. For this reason we pray Arihantas first and Siddhas second.

The Four-Fold order

* Monks and Nuns: They practice self-control and have given up all desires and earthly possessions become the spiritual practicers and teachers.They follow strictly five maha-vrats.
* Sravaks and Sravikas (Lay followers): They are not required to renounce the world, but are expected to discharge household duties by honest means and live a progressive pure life. They the follow twelve vows of lay people.

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The Templar Orders In Freemasonry

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Book: The Templar Orders In Freemasonry by Arthur Edward Waite

HAVING regard to the fact that Emblematic Freemasonry, as it is known and practised at this day, arose from an Operative Guild and within the bosom of a development from certain London Lodges which prior to the year 1717 had their titles in the past of the Guild and recognised its Old Charges, it would seem outside the reasonable likelihood of things that less than forty years after the foundation of Grand Lodge Knightly Orders should begin to be heard of developing under the aegis of the Craft, their titles in some cases being borrowed from the old institutions of Christian Chivalry. It is this, however, which occurred, and the inventions were so successful that they multiplied on every side, from 1754 to the threshold of the French Revolution, new denominations being devised when the old titles were exhausted. There arose in this manner a great tree of Ritual, and it happens, moreover, that we are in a position to affirm the kind of root from which it sprang.

Twenty years after the date of the London Grand Lodge, and when that of Scotland may not have been twelve months old, the memorable Scottish Freemason, Andrew Michael Ramsay, delivered an historical address in a French Lodge, in the course of which he explained that the Masonic Brotherhood arose in Palestine during the period of the Crusades, under the protection of Christian Knights, with the object of restoring Christian Churches which had been destroyed by Saracens in the Holy Land. For some reason which does not emerge, the foster-mother of Masonry, according to the mind of the hypothesis, was the Chivalry of St. John. Ramsay appears to have left the Masonic arena, and he died in the early part of 1743, but his discourse produced a profound impression on French Freemasonry.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Enochian Temples Invoking The Cacodemons With The Temple

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Book: Enochian Temples Invoking The Cacodemons With The Temple by Benjamin Rowe

The enochian system is primarily angelic in character. There are no entities in the system who actually meet the traditional definitions of elementals or demons. All the elemental forces are invoked and used through the intervention of conscious, intelligent entities who are themselves of a multiplex nature. These entities can provide elementals for the magician, but the elementals can not be directly invoked.

The closest one can come to directly invoking an elemental in this system is in the Invocation of the so-called "cacodemons" (Dee's appellation) or "minimal sapient entities" (my appellation). I use this name for them because they are the least complicated beings in the system that are capable of responding to their environment and maintaining an independent existence. They are composed of two forces of opposite polarity, bound together by one additional letter from the Tablet of Union. Thus they have one force for each of the three necessary aspects, sulphur, salt, and mercury.

The following excerpt provides a Description of the process of invoking these cacodemons in the Temple. It was provided in an astral contact with Atapa, Sephirotic Angel of the Fiery Lesser Angle of the Water Tablet.1

These Instructions should not be interpreted rigidly. There are numerous minor variations, particularly in the method of forming the names. The flexibility of the Enochian system is such that all of them will produce results, varying slightly with the method used.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Compendium Daemonii In Latin

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Book: Compendium Daemonii In Latin by Anonymous

Il file da scaricare in ".PDF" e il maestoso Volume scritto da quelli che una volta gestivano il sito "iltempiodiSatana" adesso misteriosamente offline, e una Grande raccolta dei penieri satanisti (moderni) e su come la Vita andrebbe vissuta, l'unico libro a mia sapere in Italiano scritto da Satanisti per Satanisti. Troppo lungo da rissumere per un totale di 141 pagine ( 3,40 MB Zippato). Cliccate pure sulle immagini per poterle ingrandire, anche se rimarranno ad una risoluzione inferiore all'originale.

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Jainism In India After Lord Mahavira

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This religion flourished in Magadha and elsewhere because of the strong rulers at Pataliputra. At the time of Alexander the Great's invasion on the borders of the Magadha Empire, it was the Jain rulers who were in firm control at Pataliputra. Alexander's forces were tired and did not advance any further to challenge this empire.

Many centuries later, there was a famine in Magadha and it led to mass migration of the population to South India (present day Karnataka) and after some time, another migration took place to Gujarat (Girnar). The first group was called Svetambars because they started wearing white clothes, whereas the other ones (Digambars). These were strict and not willing to change. A third influential group developed after migration from Bihar to near Mathura, which tried to patch up between these two groups for a long time. Udaygiri (Orrisa) was also, one of the important Jain centres. In the olden days, this religion was also practised in Sri Lanka. All of this happened approximately 2000 years back.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Beliefs And Practices Of Vajrayana Buddhism

Beliefs And Practices Of Vajrayana Buddhism Cover Many parts of the Mahayana tradition are also recognized in Vajrayana Buddhism. These include:
- Most of the important Mahayana sutras (Buddhist scriptures that include teachings by the Buddha)
- The Mahayana concept of of bodhisattvas. That is, one's personal goal is not to achieve Nirvana. It is to almost achieve enlightenment, but to make the decision to return to the world in their next reincarnation in order to help others reach enlightenment.
- The concept that Buddhism is to be practiced by both monks and the laity.

A Practitioner "... tries to identify with the enlightened body, speech and mind of a buddha." 2 Unlike Theravada Buddhism in which the practitioner is expected to take many lifetimes before reaching nirvana, Vajrayana and Mahayana Buddhism teach that one can attain full Buddhahood much quicker -- sometimes in a single lifetime.

According to Wikipedia:

"Vajrayana relies partially on various tantric techniques rooted in scriptures known as tantras." A sadhana is the means by which the sadhaka (practitioner) can attain enlightenment. A sadhana may include:"
- Verbal repetition of mantras (special ritual phrases). These help clear the mind and connect the practitioner to the spiritual. The most famous mantra is "Om mani padme hum."
- Mani wheels -- prayer wheels -- contain multiple repetitions of the mantra in printed form. Spinning the wheel releases the mantra to the universe.
- The use of various yoga techniques, including:
- Pranayama -- breath control,
- Yantra -- typically a picture consisting of a series of nested geometrical shapes, and
- Mudras -- a symbolic gesture made with the hand or fingers.
- Visual aids, such as cosmic mandala diagrams that represent the world in pictorial form. They help the practitioner awaken their spiritual potential.
- Symbolic tools and musical instruments the use of Ritual Objects such as the vajra (thunderbolt), ghanta (bell), phurba (ritual dagger), damaru (hand drum), etc.
- Specialized rituals rooted in Vajrayana cosmology and beliefs.
- An esoteric Relationship between the chela (student) with a guru (teacher), who gradually releases hidden or inner knowledge to the initiate.
- Oral teachings given by a tantric master.
- Meditation on the Yidam.

Vajrayanists feel that the best way to achieve the goal of overcoming desire, and to work towards enlightenment, may be to experience desire "... fully and thereby drain it of every mystery." 5 One technique involves Tantric sex. This includes sexual intercourse with the goal of spiritual growth rather than sexual pleasure. More details.

Vajrayana Buddhists celebrate New Years, harvest festivals and anniversaries of five important events in the life of the Buddha.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Modern Satanism Anatomy Of A Radical Subculture

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Book: Modern Satanism Anatomy Of A Radical Subculture by Chris Mathews

The Satanic Outlook has been a great influence in my life.....and yes I probably do have borderline personality disorder and I definitly have ADHD. Chris Mathews book Modern Satanism is a challenge I think all "satanists" should accept. Like an afternoon of online chess in which you lose every game but at the end learn alot about chess. Religion is that game we play as opposed to the work we do called Science. The church is the best friend Satan ever had, as it has kept him in business all these years

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ancient Egyptian Religion

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Dr Al Shahin (Head of the Department of Archaeology in Cairo) said that there is a theory which does not exclude that the technology found in the pyramid at Giza - "not of this world." He said this during an interview with the Polish delegate, Marek Nowak, that there may be some truth to that alien beings helped build the pyramids at Giza. And although he refuses to confirm or clarify the information, news conference where he presented this information, all plunged into shock. Secret files KGB from the '60s, seems to allude to the same conclusion as in the tombs of the pyramid are fixed humanoid body, as well as something similar to them.

There is evidence supporting the possibility that the stranger was a pharaoh. In the writings of ancient Egypt are often contained stories about the opening of the sky and coming down the lights. Lights brought the people who gave the Egyptians technology and taught them wisdom, and created a royal line. There are other stories about these fires, which raised the land of mud and water, and a possible allusion to the formation of pyramids. They named the pyramids rise Zepi Tep (first time). Of course, in his writings, the Egyptians worshiped these beings as gods, forming a polytheistic religion. One part of the written records says that these beings traveled across the sky in a boat, just as the sun god Ra drags across the sky.

The ancient Egyptian religion existed for a long time, until the advent of Christianity. They also believed that their pharaohs were gods on earth. Perhaps their faith was so strong, because they knew it was true. In any case, there is some interesting evidence that, perhaps, the pyramids and the technology that created them, had not an earthly origin or nature. 2011 Abduction Secret KGB files. This video is moderated by Roger Moore discusses the evidence linking the KGB to the study of UFOs since World War II. It also considered a possible alien involvement in building the pyramids?

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Teachings Of An Initiate

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Book: Teachings Of An Initiate by Max Heindel

This volume of the writings of Max Heindel, the Western Mystic, is the concluding number embodying the messages he sent out through monthly lessons to his students. These lessons, reprinted since this great soul was called to a greater work in the higher worlds on January 6th, 1919, may be found in the following books in addition to the present volume: "Freemasonry and Catholicism"; "The Web of Destiny"; "The Mystical Interpretation of Christmas"; "The Mysteries of the Great Operas"; "The Gleanings of a Mystic"; and "Letters to Students." These writings comprise the later investigations of this seer.

The helpful messages and the spiritual encouragement that the readers have received from the inspired words in the earlier volumes we know have been far reaching in their effects. We also feel that in years to come enlightened and advanced students and seekers along mystical and occult lines will realize more and more the true value of the works of Max Heindel. His words reach the very depths of the heart of the reader. Many who have read his first work, "The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception," have been thrilled by their contact with it.

Max Heindel, who was the authorized messenger of the true Rosicrucian Brotherhood, lived the teachings which he taught. Only one who has suffered as he suffered during his lifetime is able to touch the heart strings of humanity. Only he who has felt the labor pains of spiritual birth which has admitted him to the realms of the soul can write with the power to thrill his readers. As the result of such a spiritual birth the writings which Max Heindel has bequeathed to humanity will live and bear fruit. May the readers of this book feel the heart throbs of this great lover of humanity, who sacrificed his very physical existence in his desire to impart to man the wonderful truths which he had garnered through his contact with the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order. August Foss Heindel

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vedanta Indian Philosophy

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the most profoundly revered sacred formula: La ilaha illa-Allah (also can be written as La ilaha illallah) in exoteric interpretation means: there is no god but One God.

that is for bringing the whole of humanity into oneness and to remove all differences. differences in the name of God has to be removed, that was the goal of this message in all ages. an expression to say to all of humanity that whatever name and form you are calling God, the Essence is One.

in esoteric meaning, the sacred formula contains the Secret of Secrets. Then it reveals something truly surreal, something which by the very nature of phenomenal world makes it very hard to realize. it's something which endless sages after sages came to realisation; some after spending a whole life time, some after forty years of retreat, some after very diligent spiritual practice and scholarship. yet they all understood this.

and that meaning is profound yet simple:

there is nothing but God

there is no thing but God

there is not-a-thing but God

there is no duality but Supreme Unity

there exists no duality but Oneness

this is the ultimate teaching of all sacred path and faith, including that of great teaching of Advaita (not two or many but One, non-Dual) of Vedanta in Hinduism. you look at the teachings of Buddha, you will find all he was working on the 'nothing' part of it. you look at the christian cross and you will find the cancelling out of the little 'i', the self. that's cancelling out the exact root of duality. only after the supreme realization of this secret Jesus could proclaim, 'i and father are One'.

in Quran even after so much emphasis on Oneness, God calls Himself We, why?!

esotericaly this is because everything is His Essence. This 'everything' and 'We' is His, is nothing but He.

wheversoever you turn you see the Face of God.

the sacred formula holds this Ultimate Secret, that is why Prophet Muhammad said that on one side of the Divine scale if you put this sacred formula and on the other side everything that is in the creation, yet La ilaha illaAllah will weigh more in terms of what it beholds inside of it.

The Path Of Kabbalah

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Book: The Path Of Kabbalah by Rabbi Michael Laitman

“Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness” (Exodus 20:3). This prohibition from the Bible is also the basis of the wisdom of Kabbalah. Kabbalists state that there is no reality at all, but Something called
His Essence, the Upper Force. As uncanny as it sounds, this notion hides in its wings the very prospect of freedom, for every person, for every nation, and for the entire world. The structure and the Perception of reality are the
surface of this book.

But the story of humanity, or more accurately, of the human soul, is the undercurrent that drives the reader forward in this book. It is about you; about me; about all of us. This book is about the way we were, the way we are, the way we will be, and most importantly, it is about the best way to get there.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Native American Witchcraft

Native American Witchcraft Cover Native American Witchcraft was basically allied with the religious beliefs of the natives of the region. In fact religion and witchcraft were alike in many ways. Both the witchcraft and the religious beliefs held the nature sacred. Many of their symbols and ideas came from nature. Old religion was closer to the spirit of the Native American traditions and witchcraft.

Each region of Native America had its unique kind of witchcraft which used different kinds of amulets and charms. They had their own rituals and masks. The practitioners of witchcraft wore costumes specific to the region. They had their own carvings, totem poles and performed ceremonies according to the area where they lived. In spite of all these regional differences they all shared a sense of awareness and oneness with their land, plants and creatures of Native America.

They looked to their land for providing them the raw material for their magic and witchcraft. The material included herbs, stones, feathers and bones besides articles for preparing the medicines, tools and other instruments such as charms, costumes and masks. The witches had deep faith in the power of nature and tried to maintain a sense of unity with its invisible forces.

The witches and medicine men used several methods and tools to diagnose the ailments of the patients such as crystal rocks and using their trembling hands in a state of trance. Some times they chanted some sacred hymns while diagnosing the diseases.

The shamans, usually women, served the community by performing ceremonies to cure several diseases and ward off evil influences over the weather and the harvest. Herbs used to be an important medium of curing the sick persons.

There is also a reference to a sacred pipe which was very important symbol of witchcraft. Sacred pipe symbolized the medicine wheel and all the four directions in the same space. Pinches of tobacco along with some grains were placed in the pipe which was also used for lamenting.
Owl had a very important place in the witch craft of those days. Owl was considered a symbol of bad luck. An owl sent by a witch could not be killed.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Portable Magic Tarot Tarot In The Only Tool You Need

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Book: Portable Magic Tarot Tarot In The Only Tool You Need by Donald Tyson

Portable Magic was written to show how a simple deck of Tarot cards can be used to work all the rituals of Western magic, with no special tools or instrument, no fancy costumes, no sigils or seals or talismans or lamens, no altar, no burning candles, no special rooms, or banners, or pillars. The Tarot really is all that you need - hence the subtitle of the book.

Over the past couple of centuries, since the Tarot began to be used in the Western esoteric tradition in a serious way, it has been employed mostly for divination, and to a lesser extent as a way to categorize groups of symbols. The notion that it can also be used actively for Practical Magic has been floating around since Mathers and the Golden Dawn, where the trumps were employed to represent the twenty-two paths on the Tree of Life, but no one has ever set down a detailed system for doing so.

In several of my earlier books and essays, I've hinted at various ways the Tarot cards may be incorporated into rituals - for example, that the four Aces can serve in place of the elemental instruments on top of the ritual altar, or that a magic circle can be constructed from the twelve trumps that are associated with the signs of the zodiac. In private, I've been telling those who write to me for years that it is perfectly possible to base a complete system of magic on the cards, and only the cards. This book is my way of making good on my claim by furnishing that system.

The system of Tarot magic that is presented in Portable Magic is entirely new, but it is not based on feathers and hot air, but on the tried and proven magical Correspondences of the Golden Dawn, which are the most widely used and recognized standards in magic throughout the world today. In this way Tarot magic is completely compatible with conventional ritual magic worked using the system of the Golden Dawn. The Golden Dawn occult Correspondences for the Tarot trumps are still applied to the trumps in Portable Magic. Anyone accustomed to working in the Golden Dawn tradition, or in one of its numerous offshoots, would recognize immediately what is going on in this system of Tarot magic.

I have presented a series of rituals in the book that are modular. That is to say, the simpler rituals can be combined to produce more complex rituals. Some of the conventions from Tarot divination have been carried over into Tarot magic. The court cards still represent people, but whereas in divination they are interpreted in a passive way, according to how they fall in the spread, in Tarot magic they are actively manipulated to produce desired effects. In Tarot divination the Significator card is a court card that stands for the querent, but in Tarot magic the Significator is a court card that represents the magician in the layout, which is a magic temple in miniature.

Ceremonial magicians know that all true magic is worked on the astral level - that the physical trappings of ritual are no more than place holders for their astral equivalents, which are visualized in the mind. The system of Tarot magic set forth in Portable Magic carries this one step beyond, and creates the ritual circle and all it holds on the astral level with only a set of symbolic tokens, the Tarot cards. Its ease of use and practical advantages will be at once apparent to serous ritualists.

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Vajrayana Buddhism Aka Tantric Or Esoteric Buddhism

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Vajrayana Buddhism is a.k.a. Tantric Buddhism, Tantra, Mantrayana, Tantrayana, Esoteric Buddhism, Diamond Vehicle, Adamantine Vehicle, Completion Vehicle, Thunderbold Vehicle, Indestructable Path, True Words Sect, Short Path, Lamaism, and probably by a number of names that we have missed. Some consider it to be a branch of Mahayana Buddhism with the addition of additional material. Others view it as a third distinct Buddhist yana (vehicle or path), in addition to Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.

Vajrayana Buddhism currently has perhaps 10 million adherents. It has two main sub-schools: bullet Tibetan Buddhism is found in Bhutan, Southwestern China, Mongolia, Nepal, Northern India, Russia, Tibet.
bullet Shingon Buddhism is found in Japan.

Etymology of Tantric Buddhism:


Its most common name, Vajrayana, comes from "vajra" which refers to the thunderbolt of Indra, the Sanskrit name of the god of weather and war. The term "vajra" refers both to the thunderbolt and the indestructible material from which it is made. In the latter sense, it is translated as "adamantine" or "diamond." Thus, Vajrayana is often referred to as the Adamantine, Diamond or Indestructable Vehicle. 2

Tantra means "thread" or "continuity" in Sanskrit. It refers to the "... root scriptures of Vajrayana Buddhism, which are ascribed to the Buddha in various manifestations." 4 Each usually describes the mandala diagram and practice associated with a particular yidam -- one of the deities, each of whom is a manifestation of the Buddha.

Origin of Tantric Buddhism:


Vajrayana "developed out of the Mahayana school of teachings sometime between the third and seventh centuries BCE." 1

Followers believed that their path is the purest form of Buddhism, and that it was actually practiced by Buddha. However, they suggest that he did not teach it to his disciples because he considered it too advanced. The first Vajrayana texts surfaced about the 4th century CE. They were written at the Nalanda University in northern India.

There is no consensus about where this tradition started. Some think that it originated in Bengal in what is now India and Bangladesh; others suggest that it started in Udyana in what is now Pakistan; still others suggest southern India.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Symbolism Of The Tarot

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Book: The Symbolism Of The Tarot by Pyotr Demianovich Ouspenskii

The history of the Tarot is a great puzzle. During the Middle Ages, when it first appeared historically, there existed a tendency to build up synthetic symbolical or logical systems of the same sort as Ars Magna by Raymond Lully. But productions similar to the Tarot exist in India and China, so that we cannot possibly think it one of those systems created during the Middle Ages in Europe; it is also evidently connected with the Ancient Mysteries and the Egyptian Initiations. Although its origin is in oblivion and the aim of its author or authors quite unknown, there is no doubt whatever that it is the most complete code of Hermetic symbolism we possess.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Buddhism For Dummies

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"BUDDHISM FOR DUMMIES? I DON'T THINK SO."

From the outside, Buddhism seems like a bundle of contradictions wrapped inside a paradox. It is a religion without a god, a belief system without rules, and a faith that encourages its adherents to question everything, including it...

(Beliefnet.com) I recently noticed that the "For Dummies" franchise had a book called BUDDHISM FOR DUMMIES. This made me laugh. Buddhism is a philosophy (and, in some areas of the world, a religion) full of deep-sounding expressions, lots of quiet time alone, and complicated teachings that could (and will) take a lifetime (or two) to unravel.

The Buddhist path suggests that you simultaneously be okay with where you are in your life, recognize that there is a more peaceful and compassionate way to live and that there is a well-worn Path to that way, and to recognize that none of this matters because "you" don't exist.

In Buddhism, there's no externalizing responsibility for the good and the bad to fates or gods or god or holy ghosts; karma, once you really start to understand what that means, is as rational as 2+2=4 or the recipe for water.

No judgment here unless you choose to bring your own, but it's a fact that as you travel the world you'll meet some really smart people, regular smart people, people of average intelligence, and dumb people. I've noticed that everyone I meet who is practicing Buddhism is regular smart, or really smart, and I'm wondering what's up with that.

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