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Saturday, November 4, 2017

"Grandmother Ayahuasca"

Conflicting Realities with Rachel Harris...excerpted from a longer conversation with Rachel Harris and Jeffrey Mishlove titled "Grandmother Ayahuasca".


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Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety


"Grandmother Ayahuasca"
#PTSD #addiction #anxiety #depression #Ayahuasca





Saturday, October 28, 2017

Foundations of the Esoteric Tradition:: Tarot of the Holy Light, Volume Two (Volume 2)

Foundations of the Esoteric Tradition:: Tarot of the Holy Light, Volume Two (Volume 2) 


Foundations of the Esoteric Tradition is Volume Two of a pair of texts produced to support Tarot of the Holy Light Tarot. Volume One is entitled Tarot of the Holy Light; A Continental Esoteric Tarot. This volume traces the historical framing that supports all the operative arts of Western Esotericism. The charisma imparted by these intellectual currents, dating from antiquity to the Enlightenment, has powered Tarot’s popularity within both esoteric and secular circles. Chapter 1 addresses the essential quality that underpins all the esoteric traditions. This is called clairvoyance, referring to the unique magical imagination with which historical magi of every age are endowed. Chapter 2 demonstrates the mathematical matrix of ancient Astrology, which comprises the root source for all of the operative vocabulary employed in the Western Mysteries. Chapter 3 recounts how the modern alphabet was invented by ancient astronomers to carry numeric and astrological data within the individual letters. This provides the philosophical foundation of both the Hermetic philosophy and the Kabbalah, twin monuments of the decimal mysticism studied by the Greeks and Hebrews. Chapter 4 traces the growth of Kabbalistic thought among the magical Christians of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Chapter 5 demonstrates the Tarot cards as a visual catalogue of interlocking traditions. Alchemical implications of the Doctrine of Essential Dignities are developed on the Pips. Chapter 6 focuses on Jacob Boehme’s masterful insight into the Planetary Properties, revealing their esoteric and theological fundamentals. Astrology’s alchemical interrelations are projected upon the Kabbalah Tree to explicate the astral body of the practitioner. Chapter 7 examines the alchemical worldview, lifestyle, and self-cultivation approach associated with Boehme’s “Yoga of the Restitution”, with illustrations created by Boehme’s students. Chapter 8 summarizes the magnificent synthesis that Boehme revealed, which was gratefully taken up by the Rosicrucian and Masonic movements that followed, though experts are still struggling to fully comprehend its significance to this day. This volume will be of interest to people from multiple backgrounds since it touches on the common threads that interweave to form our Western magical tradition. True to its name, Foundations of the Esoteric Tradition illuminates the insider vocabulary and technical praxis that have puzzled, frustrated, and yet intrigued so many for so long. Historians of Western esoteric currents will find answers to many long-standing questions in these pages, written by a lifetime practitioner of the astro-alpha-numeric synthesis.


Cognitive Dissonance...What is IT?


Jordan Sather has put together a video discussing how we can identity Cognitive Dissonance  in ourselves and others.  There’s hope for those who can only see their own truth...I think he did a great job explaining the importance of becoming aware of this.

For more articles and videos please visit Attune Magazine

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wisdom from the Star Card

Wisdom from the Star Card


This post first appeared on Attune Magazine
Our world is in turmoil at this time so let’s ask The Star Tarot to give us some guidance and wisdom.
The Star Tarot: Your Path to Self-Discovery through Cosmic Symbolism Paperback
by Cathy McClelland
Card 17 The Star
The Guiding Light/Universal Guidance
From the Guidebook
With the aftermath of ‘The Tower’ one will feel a little torn apart. The Star is the calm after the storm. It offers peace and rest. One’s life is cycling all the time. Your mind, body and emotions are always fluctuating and stretching, taking you to dark corners and then to the doorway of light. The Star Key is the “Guiding Light” that one seeks out at these times. You are now looking for a deeper meaning in life. You are searching for ‘your’ truth. You are looking for peace of mind.
The stars are ancient. They glow with universal wisdom, lessons, and answers. When you let the light fill your being, it shines out blessings and healing to you and the world around you.  You become a reflection of hope and inspiration.  Thus, so within, so without.
Meditate and quiet yourself.  Listen to what your heart speaks true and not what has been taught.  When you do this universal intelligence and Divine light flow through your heart and spirit.  Understanding and awareness will direct you to a peaceful relationship with yourself and everyone and everything around you.  You start feeling the magic sparkles of the stars inside you.  Healing begins. Remembrance of the star wisdom shines within.
The Star shines with focus, sparkles with imagination, glistens with understanding and penetrates the heart, mind and spirit with love and light. The Star heals us so that we can shine its light of inspiration, hope and confidence onto our world. It allows us to be stars in how we think, feel, love and understand ourselves. Wish upon a star. Let your destiny unfold and let the magic begin. We are all stars.

Symbolism in The Star Image

The Star Goddess steps into the sacred spring of truth and healing. The spring will cleanse her of any fears that hold her back from her true self. She is nude – she has nothing to hide. She is a sacred vessel with the light of the divine shining within and without. She meditates on the spiral in the sacred spring and all the possibilities (represented by the stars in the spring) that are before her. As her foot descends into the water, her left hand rests on a rock ledge, representing her understanding of her material world. Her right hand feels the waters of life and spirit, expressing her understanding of the precious balance between the two that makes life a magical experience.
The silver waterfall on her left represents the unconscious/intuitive. It separates into five streams (our five human senses) that flow into the spring. The golden waterfall on her right represents the conscious (one’s choice to expand the self). Both waterfalls flow from the heavens into the sacred spring of collective consciousness, blending the two into a perfect balance and the development of the sixth sense, one’s intuitiveness. The spirals in the spring represent the ever-flowing cycles in one’s life. The spring is also the pool of honest self -reflection, a spring of contemplation and meditation.
The ascending butterflies represent the chakras, transforming and opening up to the divine light of God/Creator.
The seven stars circling around the star goddess’ head create a halo, also representing the seven chakras, but now fully developed and open to receive the light of the divine star above.
The large star mandala is the star of truth. One truth. The star has eight points representing as ‘above so below’. It represents the guiding light, The Star of Bethlehem and The Star of David. It is the divine light that inspires one to do great things.
The astrological aspect of this image is Aquarius – the water bearer, the visionary. The Hebrew letter associated with The Star is Tasaddi (fishhook) – natural Intelligence, dweller between two worlds.

*To see images of this deck without the borders please see Cathy McClelland's website:
Review of The Star Tarot: Attune Magazine Star Tarot Review 


Friday, April 28, 2017

The Illuminati Tarot: Keys of Secret Societies

The Illuminati Tarot: Keys of Secret Societies

By Casey DuHamel (Author), Bob Greyvenstein (Illustrator)
Schiffer






The Illuminati reflects several organizations commonly known as secret societies. Explore via this lavishly illustrated 78-card Tarot deck and unique, comprehensive guidebook the complex tapestry of five historically significant secret societies and the universal thread that weaves itself through all of them: the Tarot. The Priory of Sion (Majors), the Rosicrucians (Cups), the Freemasons (Swords), the Martinists (Coins), and the Golden Dawn (Wands) are all clandestine fraternities that have not only wielded direct influence on Western mysticism but have also exerted global influence, both politically and socially. In this comparative study of fellowships and Tarot, examine the history and imagery relating to each card, in-depth card meanings, and specific keywords that will assist you along your own mysterious path. How will your life connect with the mystifying―at times cloak-and-dagger―world of secret societies?