The new hermetics

21 st century magick for illumination and power

Jason Augustus Newcomb

Foreword by Lor» Milo DuQuctt r.

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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

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Newcomb, Jason Augustus. The new hermetics : 21st century magick for illumination and power f Jason Augustus Newcomb ; foreword by 1-on Milo DuQuette. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 1-57863-305-2 I. Magic. 2. Hermecism. I.Title. BFI6U.N48 2004 !35\45--dc22

2004005839

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Do what thou wilt shall he the whole of the Law.

Dedicated in service to the Inuerior Order and to the many adepts, ancient and modern, named and unnamed, ho have made this book possible, including, in no particular order: The Master Therion, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Allan Bennett, Helena lovna Blavatsky, Richard Bandler, John Grinder, Starhawk, Shakei wain, Bdwin Steinbrecher, Israel Regardie, Milton Erickson, Julie *ffin, Janet and Stewart Farrar, Raymond Buckland, Deepak Chopra, on Fortune, Robert Wang, Nema, Anthony Robbins, (Charles sfield Jones, Lia Maria "Salciccia. Fran/ Bardon, Babaji,'lony Corinda, bert Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary.John Lilly, Melita Denning and borne Philips, Donald Michael Kraig, James Washerman, Virginia 'r, Hymenacus Beta, Marcelo Motta, Karl Germer, Grady McMurtry, Sn Milo DuQuette, Sabazius, Robert Monroe, Carlos Castaneda, an Shree Rajneesh, Oliver Fox, Jose Silva, Kenneth Grant, Lao Hermes Trismegistos, Scott Lesser, Peter Carroll, Phil Mine, Pan, U Jan Fries, Leila Waddcll, Rose Crowley, L. Ron Hubbard, Plato, in Dee and Edward Kelly, Moses de Leon, Christian Rosenkreutz, ul Foster Case, Patrick King, Karl Von F'ckarthausen, Robert iersley, Rebecca Green, Mary Baker Eddy, George Jackson, Franz jmer, Paracelsus, Carl Gustav Jung, Wilhelm Reich, Leah Hirsig, Beverly Randolph, the Master Luciftias, and all the rest of you Jiving on this plane or any other. Thank you for your wisdom and your jcnce. All that is worthwhile in this book 1 credit to your genius. All the errors and omissions are my own.

Contents

List of Figures x

List of Tables xii

Foreword xiii

Introduction 1

Part I: The New Hermetics Program

Chapter 1: Becoming a New Hermeticist 15

Skepticism 16

Possibility 17

Truth 18

Mystical Stares 19

Equilibrium 22

The Models and Tools of the New Hermetics 23

Chapter 2: Ancient Models for the New Hermetics 27

Scl f-Mas tery " 27

Macrocosm and Microcosm 28

The Four Elements 29

Sacred Numbers and Geometry 32

Alchemy 33

Gnosis 35

Qabala and Tarot 36

The Ten Sephiroth 37

Twenty-two Letters and Paths 45

Tctragrammaton: Four Tarot Suits, Four Worlds,

Four Parts of the Soul 46

Chapter 3: Modern Models for the New Hermetics 51

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NI P) 51

Psychological Metaphors: Jung, Reich, and I eary 58

Magick: Psychology and Spirituality 62

Chapter 4: The New Hermetics Program 69

The New Hermetics Levels of Instruction 70

The Altered State 73

Initiation 75

Part II: Using the New Hermetics

Chapter 5: The Initiate Level 83

The Power of Goals 83

Visualization Power 89

Your Inner Temple 90

Action: The Gateway to Transformation 94

New Hermetics Grounding and Centering 99

The I'our elements 104

Reframing Pain into Pleasure 1 12

Astral Traveling 114

Meeting with your Inner Teacher 115

Chapter 6: The Zealot Level 119

Death and Rebirth 119

Dissolving Negative Emotions 123

Anchoring Positive Emotions 125

Pranayama 135

Manifesting Synchronicity: New \ lermctics Creative Visualization...145

Chapter 7: The Practitioner Level 151

The Power of Goals 151

Exploring Archetypes—Tarot Trumps 152

Accessing Your Magical Memory: Past-Life Regression 156

Beliefs of the New I lermctics Masters 158

Changing Your Beliefs 162

Projection of Energy to Charge Spaces 165

Creating Artificial Elementáis 16$

Expanding Your Consciousness to Fill the Universe 172

Silencing Your Mind 174

Chapter 8: The Philosopher Level 177

Magick, Mysticism, and Magnetism 1

The Shapes of Magick 179

Creating Sigils and Talismans 182

Exploring Archetypes: Invoking the Gods 188

Exploring Intuition and ESP 190

Value Hierarchies 191

Breath Awareness—Mahasatipathana 196

Rising on the Planes 196

Chapter 9: The Adept Level 199

Creating Inner Harmony 199

Conscious Communion with Cosmic Consciousness 200

Conquering Your Demons 202

Radiating Rosicrucian Love 207

Balancing Your Power 209

Chapter 10: Beyond Adepthood 213

Building A Physical Temple 214

Having Trouble? 215

Appendix 1: A Note to the Studious Qabalist on

Errors Found in this Volume 217

Appendix 2: Scientific Illuminism Omissions 219

Appendix 3: Movement and the New Hcrmetics 222

Appendix 4: New Hcrmetics Sex Magick 229

Appendix 5: The Bornless Ritual 232

Bibliography and Suggested Reading List 238

Notes 240

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