The Secrets of Magical Power
A true Magician has certain responsibilities to keep. There are four of them, if he or she wants to maintain their power. Traditions around the world all know what these four responsibilities are – Knowledge, Will, Courage (or Daring) and Silence. The traits of the Magician are encapsulated in the saying, “To Know, To Will, To Dare, and To Keep Silent.” In the following article I discuss The Secrets of Magical Power: Continue Reading
Symbolic Language of Taoist Alchemy
Those who are interested in the Symbolic Language of Taoist Alchemy and its deeper meanings must learn to see beyond the surface. They must look into the words and figure out the hidden meanings behind the cryptic and difficult to fathom symbols and phrases. Hearing ideas like ‘heaven’ and ‘earth’,’fire’ and ‘water’, ‘lead’ and ‘mercury’. Or ‘tiger’ and ‘dragon’, ‘jade furnace’, ‘medicine’, and the ‘mysterious pass’. Or yet again, ‘golden elixir’, the ‘immortal embryo’, and the ‘gate of no gate’. One must not think such words refer to the preparation of chemical potions to ingest, or parts of the body. One must remember that these words and phrases are symbols. They use a language which speaks of one thing in order to allude to another. Continue Reading
Could an Acid Trip Cure OCD?
Could an Acid Trip Cure OCD? Researchers are again using mind-bending drugs as a means of treating mental disorders. Lou Genise, a compact man with a shorn head and Fu Manchu mustache, sat propped up on a mattress in a hospital room tucked away on the fifth floor of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Wearing an eyeshade and listening to music through a headset, he was oblivious to the two psychiatrists sitting nearby, quietly monitoring his every move. Continue Reading
Hero Neo as The Fool
There are 78 tarot cards and each of them has a special, deep meaning that represents certain ways of life. These cards are divided into two groups which are called the Major and the Minor Arcana, the word “Arcana” meaning “secret”. For now, we will focus only on the Major Arcana which consists of 22 cards, but numbered cards are twenty-one and one is unnumbered (it is called “The Fool”). We will analyse each of them, and we will travel this journey together. Continue Reading
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Light and Dark Within
There are many teachings that say that our Ego (which could also be called our Shadow) and our Higher Self (which is our Light) cannot coexist. Light and Dark Within can and do exist beside each other. This is not quite true, as I will go on to explain. Throughout this article, I will use the term Higher Self to denote the Inner Being/Higher Self/Divine Self.
Because we have a living essence, we still have a spark of the Christ consciousness in us, no matter how dark and egoistic we become. Our Higher Self is in us because we still have a connection with the Divinity of the force of the Higher Self. However, this force is only in us to a certain point, a very small percentage relative to the amount of consciousness that we have set free of the ego.
Tarot and The Kabbalah
In the Tarot and The Kabbalah, the term ‘Arcana’ is plural. The singular aspect of this term is ‘Arcanum.’ ‘Arcanum’ refers to a type of knowledge, which is for the initiated, or a kind of knowledge that is mysterious for the average person. It is a science or understanding that one has to be introduced to. When we study the twenty-two Arcana, we are studying twenty-two laws, or twenty-two mysteries, that we have to be initiated into experientially in order to understand them.