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The Book Of THoTH. Introduction Anna Franklin and graphic designer Paul Mason had spent over 15 years designing the Sacred Circle Deck. Franklin is a Priestess in the British Pagan Tradition and her aim was to create a deck based on the Pagan heritage of Britain and Ireland. Paul Mason combined photographs and traditional drawing techniques using computer imaging to produce this amazing deck. This is Paul Mason’s aim: "... produce a tarot that had some of the naturalism of photography, but also... magical realism. " The Sacred Circle Deck does not serve only for divination but it also helps personal growth and spiritual development. Tarot/I Ching/Tao Te Ching. The Qabalah Codex Video (Full version) Hebrew Alphabet. The Hebrew and Yiddish languages use a different alphabet than English.

Hebrew Alphabet

The picture below illustrates the Hebrew alphabet, in Hebrew alphabetical order. Note that Hebrew is written from right to left, rather than left to right as in English, so Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and Tav is the last. The Hebrew alphabet is often called the "alefbet," because of its first two letters. Letters of the Alefbet Table 1: The Hebrew Alphabet If this sounds like Greek to you, you're not far off! Images of alchemical apparatus. Seven. "All men, whether Hellenes or not, count up to ten, and, when they reach it, revert again to unity.


" Aetius, in Cornford's From Religion to Philosophy The fourth way states that there are two fundamental laws: the law of three and the law of seven, in that order. One could hardly pursue the fourth way without investigating this idea. Alchemical texts. Alchemy and Philosopher's Stone. Let the studious Reader have a care of the manifold significations of words, for by deceitful windings, and doubtful, yea contrary speeches (as it should seem), Philosophers wrote their mysteries, with a desire of veiling and hiding, yet not of sophisticating or destroying the truth; and though their writings abound with ambiguous and equivocal words; yet about none do they more contend than in hiding their Golden Branch.

Alchemy and Philosopher's Stone

The Hermetic Arcanum Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. The Bible, Proverbs 3: 13-20 An Ancient Symbol of Unity Dragon pendant gold - Order Here >> The North Texas Skeptic. The Newsletter of The North Texas Skeptics In this month's issue: Part I By Kristine Danowski.

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Unurthed. Three illustrations of Mercurial birds, representing the volatile nature of alchemical work.


Emblem 9 (of 12) from the 1752 Hermaphrodite Child of the Sun and Moon by unknown alchemist L.C.S., reproduced by Adam McLean (p42). Translates Mike Brenner in McLean’s edition: “A soaring eagle with heart aflame, with the Sun and Moon at the threshold of its wings, bears tokens of dominion: the crown of influence, the sceptre of the king, and the globe of the empress. “Its buoyancy in flight and its flaming heart show the ethereal nature of this eagle: wet outside, fire inside. It is our Liquid Mercury. Clavis 1618. God's Chariot: Early Mysticism. Greek zodiac cross image by kachina2012 on Photobucket. Goetia. Aleister Crowley's variant of the circle and triangle, used in the evocation of the seventy-two spirits of the Ars Goetia.


Goetic Theurgy, another practice described in the Lesser Key of Solomon, is similar to the book's description of Goetia, but is used to invoke aerial spirits. Etymology[edit] Γοητεία was a term for witchcraft in Hellenistic magic. Latinized goetia via French goétie was adopted into English as goecie, goety in the 16th century. Renaissance magic[edit] During the Renaissance goeteia (Latinized goetia, French goétie, English goety) was sometimes contrasted with magia as black (evil) vs. white magic, or with theurgy as "low" vs.

The partes of ceremoniall Magicke be Geocie, and Theurgie. Georg Pictorius in 1562 uses goetie synonymously with "ceremonial magic". Goetia1.gif (GIF Image, 1369x984 pixels) Google Image Result for. Wheel of fortune tarot. Heavens Declare Glory-2. The heavens declare the glory of YAHWEH (Psa. 19). In our last issue, we discussed how the observance of the seven day week, culminating with the Sabbath, as well as the observance of the annual holy days declares to us the plan that YAHWEH is working out on this earth. (Left) The Heavens consist of billions of galaxies and stars. But there is another phenomenon that is taking place which is also declaring the glory and plan of YAHWEH . That phenomenon is taking place at such a slow pace that it is actually subtle, and very difficult to discover just what that declaration is. Hierophant. A hierophant is a person who brings religious congregants into the presence of that which is deemed holy.


The word comes from Ancient Greece, where it was constructed from the combination of ta hiera, "the holy," and phainein, "to show. " In Attica it was the title of the chief priest at the Eleusinian Mysteries. A hierophant is an interpreter of sacred mysteries and arcane principles. Rider Waite Tarot[edit] History of Tarot Cards. By Daniel McAdam There are few subjects known to Man about which more misleading or false information has been published than the history of tarot cards.

History of Tarot Cards

Why? Tarot History. History of Tarot. Tarot History - Tarotpedia. From Tarotpedia "Tarot" refers to a family of games played with an augmented deck, (that is, decks with a fifth "suit" serving as permanent trumps), and also to the decks themselves.

Tarot History - Tarotpedia

Most other card games using trumps select one of four regular suits to serve as trumps for a particular hand. Tarot is commonly played in various areas of Europe, and has been played in Italy since the 1440s. Outside Europe, there has been a revival of interest in Tarot card games especially amongst participants in Medieval and Renaissance re-enactments. "Tarot" also refers to similar decks that are used for fortune-telling and other esoteric purposes. [edit] 1400 and before "King of Cups" Mamlûk Playing Card [edit] Before there was Tarot Summary. Tarot. Visconti-Sforza tarot deck.


The Devil card is a 20th-century replacement for the card missing from the original 15th-century deck. François Rabelais gives tarau as the name of one of the games played by Gargantua in his Gargantua and Pantagruel;[2] this is likely the earliest attestation of the French form of the name. [citation needed] Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play card games. Salem Tarot: Tarot History. The Tarot has a fragmented history that intrigues historians, scholars, hobbyists, and spiritualists alike. Drawing on the concrete facts that are available, we will attempt to briefly explain the origins of the Tarot, and trace some of its milestones through the centuries. The designs of the 22 cards in the Major Arcana can be traced back as far as 1440, when the first known deck appeared in Italy. The 3 decks called the "Visconti Trumps" are generally regarded as the "forefathers" of the decks that are widely available today.

It is believed that they were originally created as a game for Nobles. It is not until centuries later that the cards reemerged, this time as a tool of divination. Association for Tarot Studies » Kabbalah. Jean-Michel David Unless living in continental Europe and knowing what to look for and where, it is only since the nineteen-eighties that images from older decks became easily accessible with Kaplan’s first volume of his now four volume (and I hear soon-ish to be five) Encyclopedia of Tarot. Even with the first two volumes […] Jean-Michel David In looking through various decks and reading across a reasonably broad variety of books on tarot, divergent claims are made for trumps and various correlations.