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Words of WisdomYou gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. —Eleanor Roosevelt
The International Monetary Fund is out with its latest outlook on global growth. It’s not exactly upbeat
Ancient aliens? Not all of it… Our ancient ancestors had a slightly different consciousness which enabled them to see through the veil: observing and interacting with the entities that exist in the other worlds. Most of (but not all, to be fair) of what we see in these ancient cave/rock paintings are records of shamanic interaction with those other worlds or, levels of consciousness.
No doubt that you have seen those Illuminati Facebook ads. Fake. I emailed them for their hermetic affiliations. All I got was silence. I’m not buying their silly little trinkets.
However, the AMORC 10th degree initiation…
“It was said by the ancients that the Gods above were eternally battling with the dragons of darkness below. This great war is the Armageddon of Christian theology, the last great war that is said to end the eternal conflict of human emotions.
The true student of occult philosophy knows that this battle must take place within himself when at last, with the sword of the spirit, he masters the dragon of passions, death, and degeneracy.
Man has within himself all the principles he worships as gods outside his own being… When we are able to realize this we will have solved the mystery of the Great War, the war that every individual must fight out for himself, with the higher nature to guide him and aid in his choice.”
~ Manly P Hall
Statue of King Henry IV in Paris. It was approximately on this spot in 1314, that Jacques de Molay, Templar Grand Master, was burned at the stake by order of the Pope. de Molay had foreseen and stated that the Pope would die within forty days; and the French king within a year. The prophecy had come true – the Pope within a month and the King within the same year, of a hunting accident.
This opened my eyes a little. It could be controversial for those of us who dabble in the magic. Hall says that much of it is derived from the dark magic that put Atlantis under, and I am very much into the prosperity psychology…
Manly P Hall: excerpts on ceremonial magic. From The Secret Teachings of All Ages.
…Among the Qabbalists of the Middle Ages were a great number of black magicians who strayed from the noble concepts of the Sepher Yetzirah and became enmeshed in demonism and witchcraft. They sought to substitute magic mirrors, consecrated daggers, and circles spread around posts of coffin nails, for the living of that virtuous life which, without the assistance of complicated rituals or submundane creatures, unfailingly brings man to the state of true individual completion. Those who sought to control elemental spirits through ceremonial magic did so largely with the hope of securing from the invisible worlds either rare knowledge or supernatural power. The little red demon of Napoleon Bonaparte and the infamous oracular heads of de Medici are examples of the disastrous results of permitting elemental beings to dictate the course of human procedure. While the learned and godlike dæmon of Socrates seems to have been an exception, this really proves that the intellectual and moral status of the magician has much to do with the type of elemental he is capable of invoking. But even the dæmon of Socrates deserted the philosopher when the sentence of death was passed. Transcendentalism and all forms of phenomenalistic magic are but blind alleys–outgrowths of Atlantean sorcery; and those who forsake the straight path of philosophy to wander therein almost invariably fall victims to their imprudence. Man, incapable of controlling his own appetites, is not equal to the task of governing the fiery and tempestuous elemental spirits. Many a magician has lost his life as the result of opening a way whereby submundane creatures could become active participants in his affairs. When Eliphas Levi invoked the spirit of Apollonius of Tyana, what did he hope to accomplish? Is the gratification of curiosity a motive sufficient to warrant the devotion of an entire lifetime to a dangerous and unprofitable pursuit? If the living Apollonius refused to divulge his secrets to the profane, is there any probability that after death he would disclose them to the curious-minded? Levi himself did not dare to assert that the specter which appeared to him was actually the great philosopher, for Levi realized only too well the proclivity of elementals to impersonate those who have passed on. The majority of modern mediumistic apparitions are but elemental creatures masquerading through bodies composed of thought substance supplied by the very persons desiring to behold these wraiths of decarnate beings…
…The visible universe has an invisible counterpart, the higher planes of which are peopled by good and beautiful spirits; the lower planes, dark and foreboding, are the habitation of evil spirits and demons under the leadership of the Fallen Angel and his ten Princes…
…The most dangerous form of black magic is the scientific perversion of occult power for the gratification of personal desire. Its less complex and more universal form is human selfishness, for selfishness is the fundamental cause of all worldly evil. A man will barter his eternal soul for temporal power, and down through the ages a mysterious process has been evolved which actually enables him to make this exchange. In its various branches the black art includes nearly all forms of ceremonial magic, necromancy, witchcraft, sorcery, and vampirism. Under the same general heading are also included mesmerism and hypnotism, except when used solely for medical purposes, and even then there is an element of risk for all concerned. Though the demonism of the Middle Ages seems to have disappeared, there is abundant evidence that in many forms of modern thought–especially the so-called “prosperity” psychology, “willpower-building” metaphysics, and systems of “high-pressure” salesmanship–black magic has merely passed through a metamorphosis, and although its name be changed its nature remains the same.
At the rising of the outer sun, the things of the visible world become gradually visible to us; likewise, at the rising of the inner Sun, the intellectual things of the spiritual world come to our understanding.
As the outer light lights the way of our wandering, so too the inner Light lights the way to salvation.
But, just as the outer eye of a person is exposed to different dangers, so it is the same for the inner eye.
This inner eye must be kept healthy, pure, and unaltered; then it can rise toward heaven just as the outer eye does. And just as the outer eye can regard the firmament, stars, and sun, so too the inner eye can see all of the heavens, angels, and even the Divine . . .
Withdraw your soul, your inner eye, from all things that are not of the Divine. Close it to the night of errors and prejudices, and open it only to the Sun of the spiritual world…
—KARL von ECKHARTSHAUSEN (1752–1803)