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Secret Fire: The Relationship Between Kundalini, Kabbalah, and Alchemy @stavish:essays
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e symbolism used, as well as the need to develop skills in concentration, visualization, and meditation effect primarily the mental outlook of the practitioner for a long period... s in both anthropomorphic deities and abstract geometric forms. The Rituals of the Pentagram and Hexagram fulfill this function when performing the Middle Pillar. ... beliefs and cultures, reflect the physical environment of their earliest origin. In tropical and sub-tropical zones the concern with time is less important that in the Northern hemisphere
Additional Notes on The Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram @stavish:rituals
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ory banishing, or cleansing ritual, done prior to meditation or other ritual work, for the increase in... e for an increased awareness of the individual Elemental energies present. While the banishing mode o... months on a regular basis (anywhere from three times a week to three times a day), after this period of probation and learning the mechanics as well as s
Kabbalah and the Hermetic Tradition @stavish:essays
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k Stavish, M.A. ===== The history of Kabbalah is filled with many personalities and events that have shaped not only the development of Kabbalah over the centuries, but Hermeticism... studies that might otherwise get one arrested or killed. With the development of these increasingly Christ-centric theosophical speculations, less and less time was spent with original Hebrew sources or their L... for his studies. With the writings of Jacob Boehme and Knorr von Rosenroth in 17th century Germany,
Commentary on Zodiacal Magic @stavish:rituals
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====== Commentary on Zodiacal Magic ====== ===== By Mark Stavish, M.A., FRC, SI ===== ==== for:  The... al that an aspiring magician can undertake.  The skills needed to perform the rituals smoothly and consciously, aware of the inner as well as outer meanings of the symbols used, represents almost half... cade or more of study in many instances.  While some may pursue the application of magic at a more rap
The Body of Light in the Western Esoteric Tradition @stavish:essays
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ve noticeable success. In addition, the required skills of concentration, visualization, and creating a strong working environment for psychic activity will have become second nature. In relation to what has been said previously, ... tic magician will hopefully have worked through some of their more obvious psychological issues, as se... experience with planetary invocations will make some of the following instructions easier. Within the
A Kabbalistic Guide to Lucid Dreaming and Astral Projection @stavish:essays
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ntegral part of kabbalistic teachings, from the //Merkavah// (Chariot) Riders and their journeys to th... Spirit Visions with the early adepts of //The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn// in the 19<sup>th</s... owledge of traditional 10-12<sup>th</sup> century Merkavah doctrines, or no interest in learning the n... e techniques and their ‘spin offs’, yet want a Hermetic approach to their inner world, there is a solu