Zoroastrianism

The Zoroastrian cosmogony shown in Plates IXa and IXb is one of the most complete, and should be studied in comparison both with the general example given in Plate III and with the Brahminic system (Plates IVa, IVb, and V.). (9) Cf. Les Origines de la Genese et l'Enseignement des Temples de l'Ancienne Egypte by Enel (Cairo, Imprimerie de l'Institut Francais d'Archeologie Orientale, 1936). The first realm, Garonemana, Heaven, represents 0. Ahu, Existence. The word Ahu is etymologically connected...

Buddhism

From Brahminism in the sixth century B.C. sprang Buddhism. Prince Gautama, of the little kingdom of Kapila-vastu in Northern India, inspired by the purest motives, (4) Edward Sellon, Annotations on the Sacred Writings of the Hindus p. 8. (5) Ibid. p. 40. Cf. Occult Theocrasy by Lady Queenborough, chapter on Brahminism (pp. 44 ff.) for fuller account. (6) Louis Jacolliot, Occult Science in India, pp. 73 ff. sought to free the people from fear, suffering, and superstition. To this end, he forsook...

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Symbolical Deific Forms The Four Worlds Macroprosopus, Vast Countenance Lucifuge H, Supernal He The Mother Supernal Belphegor V, Vau Microprosopus, Lesser Yetzirah Formative The Bride of Microprosopus Asiah Material Circle a. Chiah, the Archetype Form, from Atziloth, the Archetypal World. The indefinable idea in the soul of the Great Absolute. Therefore analogous to Macroprosopus, the letter I. Circle b. Neschamah, or Pure Spirit, from Briah, the World of Creation. The creative idea in the...

The Psychology Of Occultism

Although psychology is of very recent origin and has not earned the title of science, it nevertheless casts much light on the real nature of occultism. In the Freudian system, 'Love (i.e., sexual attraction) makes the world go round.' We all (according to this view) have sex problems from the age of three onwards. Of course we have not always recognized our problems in the past as definitely sex problems that has been our failing no wonder we were unable to solve them The minor problems which...

Examples Op Kabbalistic Necromancy

The system taught in the Kabbalah is the basis for the various kinds of magic mentioned in chapter II among these is necromancy or the evocation of spirits. This is an advanced method and, needless to say, it cannot be practised with success until the evocator has thoroughly mastered the whole theory with its sexual interpretation (of which we have only hinted) and has also undergone a long preliminary training. A few quotations from a book of instructions on necromancy are here given by way of...

Appendix To Chapter Iv

Medical students will find a more explicit interpretation of the diagrams considered in the earlier part of the chapter, especially Plates XI, XVI, XVII, XVIII, in medical works which describe the sexual act. The publications of the Jew, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, founder of the notorious sexual institute in Berlin and later in Paris and London, give a full description. By way of indication, we quote below from one of these, a pamphlet entitled La Vie Nouvelle (Laboratories Du-praz, 6, rue des...

The Practice Of Occultism

A few words on the general practice of magic or occultism (9) may explain some of the more involved points in the theory. The preparatory training includes, besides a theoretical knowledge, certain breathing exercises and a strict dietary observance. The purpose of the former is to control by will the whole organism in all its planes. Only after this preliminary training (we are told), does the occultist become aware of the latent forces in nature and in man, and of the real meaning behind the...

To Influence A King Or Ruler

To overpower a king or ruler, or whomsoever thou desirest, to do thy will. Before all things wash thy face, hands, and feet read the Shema (i.e. Deut. vi. 4) then stand on thy left foot and repeat three times this conjuration ' I call upon you, ye demons, who are appointed to coerce humankind, whose names are SHANSHIMON, etc., and I further call upon you, 0 BEELZEBUB, ZRON, etc., and all your set appointed for this purpose. I call upon you and adjure you, I decree and ordain upon you by these...

Kabbalah Rose Croix

IN Judaism, as in the other pagan faiths, the esoteric doctrine was the closely-guarded secret of the priests and prophets. The authors of the Old Testament were careful to leave significant passages in the narrative in such a way that only adepts would divine their real meaning. To the rest of the congregation, these passages read aloud in the temple conveyed nothing more than the plain meaning of the words. Not infrequently, too, the temple reader was taught to pronounce another word when he...

Egyptian Theogony

From the dawn of history, Egypt has always been the great land of esoteric religion, as the pyramids and other monuments testify. Much of the esoteric knowledge of the Hebrews was undoubtedly acquired from the Egyptian priest hood. The close parallels between the esoteric system of the Egyptians and that of the Kabbalah and the Old Testament are a study in itself. 9 We shall content ourselves with giving a very early Egyptian theogony birth of the gods . It is the simple hendekaglyph shown in...

The Character Of Magic

RELIGION in its primitive stage is almost inseparable from magic. In parts of Africa and Asia where primitive cults still survive, the priest is a magician. It is only at a much later stage that the two functions are seen to be incompatible. For religion, casting off superstition, adheres to reason, recognizes and supports the moral order of the universe. Magic, on the other hand, rejecting the stern, moral order, with its slow reward of unremitting toil, teaches the emancipation of the...

Esoteric Arithmetic

Of all the inventions, the theory of number has proved one of the most far reaching and the foundation of the exact sciences. With its two and two are four, it is the essence of reason throughout thus it constitutes a direct challenge to the doctrine of non-reason. To defend itself, magic has had somehow to enlist number on its side, by assuring to number a pivotal post in its dogma. Of course this could only be done by means of some ingenious fallacy, to be concealed at all costs. From the...

Esoteric Theology

As we have seen, the fundamental doctrine of magic is phallism. New life is created by the act of generation the argument runs therefore the life-force is generated by the sexual forces, the union of male and female elements. The phallic god is hermaphrodite or bi-sexual. The sexual organs are considered sacred, while the rites and ritual are designed to liberate the passions and the natural instincts from the control of the reason. As reason is an obstacle to this creed, so also is the moral...

The World Fellowship Of Faiths

IN July 1936, there was held in London the second congress of a body known as the World Fellowship of Faiths. 1 A thousand delegates, purporting to represent not only all Christian denominations but also all the ancient religions of the East together with all the modern sects of the West, met at University College and at Queen's Hall, under the international presidency of the Maharajah Gaekwar of Baroda. The Chairman of the Executive Committee was Sir Francis Edward Younghusband. The congress...