Your Inner Temple

To use many of the tools of the New I Iermetics, you will need a temple or workroom on the inner planes. It is really just a matter of imagining it into existence. This imaginary temple acts as the connecting place between your conscious mind and the endless expanse of the collective unconscious. Now that you have gained a few skills in visualization, you n crcatc this area. Ii may seem like a silly exercise in imagination for ow, hut it will grow more and more powerful the more you use your...

Becoming a New Hermeticist

N essence, the New Hermetics is a system for getting in touch with cosmic, universal consciousness, and eventually experiencing tran scendental, ecstatic union with this consciousness. By this I mean a personal and transformational link with the source of consciousness, the creative intelligence that forms the universe. Throughout history, this has been called union with God However, the New Hermetics is not based on any particular theory about religion, or the nature of God or the universe....

Truth

Is there even such a thing as objective reality Objective reality is by far the most improbable of all of humankind's abstract ideas. In order for anything to he objectively real, it must be able to be isolated from any context and still be itself. Comparison of any kind would then be impossible, because all methods of doing so would be removed in the process. Once you place anything into a context, ic loses every drop of its objectivity, becoming simply...

Introduction

Now char you have opened this book, I want you to know that you are beginning a wonderful and exciting journey. It is a journey inward to discover your true self and your true power. As you learn more and more about your true self, your entire life will be transformed. T his book is not intended for passive consumption. Ic is a comprehensive instructional tool, a pathway to the evolution of human consciousness. The New Hermetics presents a system for exploring and understanding the magick of...

M n n

* VOl) is the wand of fire, the will ol the magician, n HKH is the cup of water, the feelings of the magician. 1 VAU is the sword of air, the reason of the magician. H 11 HI I is the pentacle of earth, the physical vehicle of the magician. Figure 8. The Tctragrammaton, the elements, and the suits of the tarot. Hch final is the world of Assiah, the physical world of manifestation. Hopefully, this very brief sketch of the Qabala of the New Hermetics has begun to form a picture in your mind of the...

Expanding Your Consciousness to Fill thi Universe

This is a tool thai can be used to begin to comprehend the infinity ol the universe, and that your consciousness is capable of encompassing this infinity. You have already experienced this infinity to a certain extent in your initiation, as well as in your death and rebirth experience. The purpose of this tool is to get you used to the idea of an expanded iden tity so that you will be able to operate with greater and greater power in your life and be prepared for the cosmic consciousness...

Pranayama

Tie of the most effective ways to cleanse and calm your emotional body 1 through the breath. The next few tools offer breathing techniques that are based on Eastern yoga practices. This is one of the only parts of the New Hermctics that specifically uses Eastern technology. The reason for this is that the yogis of India have a very scientific understanding of the emotional body and specific techniques for centering and managing the emotions. We are borrowing these techniques because of their...

The New Hermetics Levels of Instruction

After mastering the core practices of (he New Hermetics, you will move through the levels of instruction toward self-realization. In Part II of the book, you will find detailed practices for the first 5 levels, and a summary of the practices for the levels beyond. Initiate Ixvel 10 Ma Ik nth The First Bio-circuit The focus in this level is your development in life, the actions necessary to develop your inner power, refraining the pain pleasure principle, and the balancing of the four elements...

Macrocosm and Microcosm

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes I'rismcgistos begins with these words Certain, 'tis true and without doubt, that which is above is like that which is below to accomplish the miracle of the one thing. This simple statement tells us explicitly that humans are a reflection of the entire universe. We are a microcosm of the universal macrocosm. Inside us is a complete universe. This is our personal universe, but it is like unto the universe above and outside of ourselves. In the end, there is little...

Silencing Your Mind

This tool is one method, the active method, of silencing thought. It is a martial method, requiring you to be focused and determined. It may take several attempts to master. The purpose of this tool is to teach you how the structure of your thinking process works and to provide you with a tool for making your mind silent. It is only in silence that true cosmic consciousness manifests. 1. Enter the altered state using your meditation anchor (see page 132). 2. Go to your inner temple (see page...

Itsm Ywlha Oerbudnxk

This then is your word of power ' It is a barbarous word, meaningless to the conscious mind, but representative of your desire to your subconscious mind and the collective unconscious. 4. Below this, on the same piece of paper, create the sigil from these letters. Combine the letters into a shape that is pleasing to your eye. You may simplify things by including simple letters such as I or U within the shapes of other letters or representing M and considering W and V to be represented by this...

Visualization Power

IWith this simple tool you will begin to improve your abilities to sense lings on the inner planes. You will practice the art of visualization as ell as learn to smell, taste, hear, and feel in your inner world. You will liscover that the easiest way to visualize anything is to simply tell your-rlf to visualize it, because if you say aloud to yourself in your mind to irm a mental image, your unconscious will automatically respond, msciousness always responds. If you let your unconscious handle...

The Models and Tools of the New Hermetics

Hermeticism has always been a syncretistic and eclectic system of ideas that draws to itself anything and everything that is useful for the creation of greater awareness and power. Ancient Hermeticism was perhaps at its height 11 the days of Alexandria when trading and imperialism drew together many vastly different cultures that shared their secrets and tools for magick and mysticism in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the ancient city. It was here that Hermeticism drew to itself the most...

Tut Shapes of Magick

Geometrical shapes take on a special meaning in the New Hermetics because of their associations with number and form. Below are summaries of the associations of a number of shapes that contribute to the power ol magick. The triangle is the first solid shape. It is the first possible linear shape, and is appropriately associated with the scphirah Binah and the planet Saturn. Medieval sorcerers used triangles to bind spirits, because they believed the limiting force of the triangle would confine...

New Hermetics Breath and Movfmfnt Exercise

Another way that you can use movement beneficially is to combine it with the breath. The Chinese have many excellent techniques that tall under the general heading of chi gong. If the ancient magicians had a similar system, it has been lost to us. Certainly they were aware of the importance of both movement and breath. I have combined the elemental grade signs from che Golden Dawn with some simple chi gong-type movements and created a simple breathing and movement sequence that is in perfect...

Qabaia and Tarot

Many have called the Qabala the yoga of the West. Qabala is the ancient mystical tradition of Israel. Alongside the Jewish tradition there developed an Hermetic Qabala that combined the rich Hermetic symbology with the Hebrew philosophy and the all-important glyph of the Qabala, the Tree of l.ife. Over the past few centuries, tarot cards have become a visible and pictorial portrait of many of the most important I lermetic and Qabalistic concepts.8 It is with the tarot-related aspect of the...

Movement to Change State

When we are feeling miserable, we often seem to get stuck. Even if we know how to get out of the miserable state such as using one of the techniques in the section of this book on emotion sometimes we can't even get ourselves to do that. We sit huddled in our misery. This is usually because we are trying to prevent some acutely bad feeling from coming upon us by holding ourselves motionless in a dull pain. But this is the worst thing we can do because, by freezing up and staying still, we hold...

Dissolving Negative Emotions

Negative emotions lodge themselves in our bodies and make it difficult for us to enjoy life fully. These emotions are actually trying to help us change negative patterns in our lives, but we often repress these messages. The negative emotions then linger in some place of tightness in our bodies. Emotions are meant to move through us, like the ebbs and nows of the sea. When we try to avoid or ignore our difficult emotions, they become stuck and can harm us and block us from our true potential....

Changing Your Beliefs

This tool can be used to rid yourself of a negative belief or to install .1 positive new one, such as those of the New Hermetics Masters (see above), lb use this tool with a negative belief, identify the negative belief, and then think of a positive belief to replace it. In other words, if your belief is currently, I'm stupid, replace it with something like, I am intelligent in many ways, and I'm becoming more and more intelligent every day. Be sure to make your new belief as positive as...

Death and Rebirth

Phe Zealot level begins with an exploration of death and reawakening nto eternal, spiritual life. This is a tool for rebirth into a higher life, an wakening into a higher level of being. Before you can truly experience higher consciousness in a practical way you must overcome the fear of death. This tool helps you overcome this fear and become aware of the eternity in which we all dwell. Go through these steps several times to get full benefit from this tool. It is one of the more complicated...

List of Figures

Thoth or Tahuti, the Egyptian god of magick 4 Figure 2. The four elements combined with Figure 3. Positive and negative characteristics of the humors and their corresponding Figure 4. The alchemical principles as a process of interaction with the Figure 5. The Qabalistic Tree of Figure 6. The process of integration and awakening shown on the Tree of Figure 7. The levels of New Hermetic instruction on the Tree of I.ifc .47 Figure 8. The Tetragrammaton, the elements, and the suits of...

The Altered State

Early all of the tools of the New Hermetics are practiced in an altered tc of consciousness. This is a state of deep relaxation combined with focused concentration. This state has been called the hypnagogic state, editation, self-hypnosis, the magical trance, and many other names. It is a natural state that we all enter into quite regularly when we focus in .1 pleasant manner on anything. We often slip into trance when driving, erasing, reading, or doing any other activity in which we limit our...

Exploring Archetypes Tarot Trumps

This is a general tool that can be adapted to many needs. You can u specific tarot cards that you are interested in exploring, rather than let cing fate choose for you. You can choose to explore the Major Arcan or trumps, in order, from 0-22 or from 22-0. You will need to wo with all of these archetypes eventually, but you may approach it fro whichever direction you prefer initially. The purpose of this tool is to get in touch with che universal arch typai energies depicted in the trumps of the...

Radiating Rosicrucian Love

The purpose of this tool is to experience a positive feeling toward the universe. This will help you immensely, both in your life with others and in your internal life. You may use this tool as often as you like to forgive and co spread love to the whole world. As you perform this cool, you will be participating in the healing of our planet. There is, of course, quite another form of Rosicrucian love chat will be dealt with in Appendix 4. This present tool is of a more universal character and...

Sacred Numbers and Geometry

I will touch only momentarily on this point here, but the idea that numbers and shapes have special, spiritual meanings is very important to the New Hermetics, because it is one of the organizing principles we will use to prepare our minds to create change. Numbers have always been considered sacred, and special numbers are frequently incorporated into the architecture of ancient temples and holy places. Basically, we will concern ourselves primarily with the dec ad, or numbers one through ten....

Beyond Adepthood

You now have a fairly complete sketch of the New Hermetics, and I wish you strength and speed and perseverance on this, life's greatest journey. Once you have completed the New l lcrmetics training up through the Adept level, it is possible to receive further training in the levels of Advanced and Perfect Adept. I hope to publish these tools in the future, but, for now, they are only available privately. I will be happy to share these with anyone who has gone through the New Hermetics program...

Magick Mysticism and Magnetism

Magnetism is the irresistible attraction of one object toward another via an electrical or invisible field. In traditional science, this class of phenomena is usually restricted to material objects. However, this phenomenon is universal when applied to the realm beyond the physical. The human mind is irresistibly attracted to one idea or another, and ideas or spirits may be attracted into the mind of any human if you know the proper method. Take, for instance, the cheap sort of a person. Simply...

Conquering Your Demons

We all have sneaky little fearful demons of the mind that creep up on us and prevent us from taking various actions and experiencing life to the fullest. These demons actually have a positive intention to protect us, save us from pain or rejection, or many other intentions. However, the result of their actions in our unconscious is the inability to take action. You have already seen these demons in action whenever you have checked in with yourself while using one of the New Hermetics tools and...

New Hermetics Sex Magick

Sex magick does not form an official part of the New Hermetics instructions, but it is an important and useful technique for the adept, and I thought I should address it in some way. A lot of wordy drivel has been written on this subject in the last few years. In truth, sex magick is very simple and straightforward and can be entirely explained in just a few sentences. Sex magick has often been thought of as an unsavory and sometimes evil technique, relegated to the left-hand path or black...

The Four Elements

The Four Elements Combined

The ancient Greek philosophers saw the world in terms of four elements fire, water, air, and earth. These elements were not the literal things themselves, but poetic expressions of the ideal qualities of these things. Nearly everything could be classified by its nature as related to warmness and dryness, and the quality of expansion coldness and wetness, and the quality of contraction or shrinking warmness and moistncss, and the quality of lightness coldness and dryness, and the quality of...

Magick and Other Esoteric Technology

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Reframing Pain into Pifasurf

There are experiences in life that we find painful or difficult to deal with. We may retreat from taking action in various parts of our lives because of these pain signals that we receive. These can be totally crippling. However, you can consciously take control ol your internal pain and pleasure signals with the use of the following tool. Simply choose a situation that you experience in your life that currently seems painful, that you would like to become pleasurable, or at least neutral....

Neurolinguistic Programming NLP

NLP is the study of the underlying structures of subjective experience and a set of tools that can be used to understand and change our experience. It was first created in the 1970s by a general scmanticist named John Grinder and a computer student and informal Gestalt therapist named Richard Bandler. By modeling the communication techniques of several highly skilled psychotherapists, they created a system for under-standingand changing experience that is truly astounding. Representational...

The Power of Goais

He first necessary step to succeeding at anything, whether spiritually or in any other area of your life, is to set goals for what you want to accomplish. If you do not know where you are going, you will never get there, he only way to manifest anything is to know specifically what it is ou'd like to manifest. By understanding what you want, you will be Ore able to take the actions necessary to accomplish your goals, and ou'll be less likely to do things in opposition to your goals. It is for 1...

Tetragrammaton Four Tarot Suits Four Worlds Four Parts of the Soul

Tarot Suits

The formula of Tetragrammaton has many symbolical and practical functions within the science of magick. It plays only a background part in the New I lermetics, but 1 thought I'd give a brief sketch so that you will have as clear an understanding as possible of the Qabalistic backdrop that supports our system. Tetragrammaton sheds some new light on the four elements that we talked about earlier. The letters of the Tetragrammaton are representations of the four elemental weapons or suits of the...

Initiation

Is is a very basic cool for New Hermetics self-initiation. Initiation is usually the passing of spiritual awakening, knowledge, and power from ifeacher directly to student, rather than something that you do on your own. Unfortunately, that is not possible within the context of a book. However, you will be able to get wonderful results from this exercise i you practice it slowly a few times and just let yourself enjoy it. This simple cool is based upon the formula of initiation from all reli-ons...

Manifesting Synchronicity New Hermetics Creative Visualization

Inner Temple

He following is a simple tool for creating any manifestation in your life. 011 can use this tool for anything from improving your self-confidence to attracting new relationships or creating an influx of financial abundance. In order for this tool to work, it requires that you believe it will ork. I recommend that you use this tool for simple, easily manifested ults at first, and then build to larger manifestations as you begin to Iicve in your own lower. If you use this tool without believing...

New Hermetics Grounding and Centering

His tool is based loosely upon the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the entagram of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.The formula is the same, but the sectarian words of power have been replaced with odem archetypal equivalents. It was originally written by one of my latest teachers, but she does not wish to be credited. It has been edited, daptcd, and incorporated as the official grounding and centering prac-cc of the New Hermetics. The ritual has been reduced to a simple set of mental maneuvers...

The Ten Sep hi roth

The ten spheres 11 Figure 5, called sepbiroth in Hebrew, represent divine manations, or levels in the manifestation of creation. These emanations represent the evolution of the universe from the single thought of divine intelligence to the myriad forms of physical reality. This ten-fold volution is a very complete representation of the subtle development of reality. The Tree of Life is merely a model, but it is very complete and prac-ical. It is a paradigm for looking at abstract ideas, and...

The new hermetics

21 st century magick for illumination and power First published in 2004 by Red Wheel Wciscr, LLC York ttcach, ME With offices ai 368 Congress Street Hosion. MA 02210 wu'tu rcdwbcclwetser. com Copyright gt 2004 Jason Augustus Newcomb All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, with out permission in writing from Red...