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In 1453, Constantinople fell to the Turks, ending the Byzantine empire. This date also marks the beginning of the Renaissance, since the waves of Greek refugees spread knowledge of Greek throughout Europe. Included with the newly available Greek manuscripts were the Corpus Hermetica, Plotinus, and the works of the Neoplatonists. Shortly thereafter in 1492, Isabella and Ferdinand expelled the Jews from Spain. This sent waves of Jewish refugees throughout Europe, spreading knowledge of Hebrew and of the Kabbalah. Renaissance philosophers sought to integrate these traditions with the view of unifying the rapidly disintegrating religious factions and also ending the constant political strife.

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Grimoires Ancient Grimoires Grimoires are Ancient text manuscripts used in High Magick and the Black Arts to conjure Demonic, Celestial, Olympic and Angelic beings. They provide the Magician with the sigils or seals of each Diety and a description of how they will appear in form and what tasks they can do for your bidding. Some of these are purely systems of Magick. Some of these books can be easily found on Ebay or Amazon. Outstanding Article on The Healing of Crystals!!! HJ: The minerals that makeup crystals are literally stardust transformed over timescales unimaginable to the human mind. As such, they have some pretty remarkable healing properties. There are literally thousands of different varieties, each with their own effects and unique makeup. Judy Hall is one of the world’s foremost experts on crystals and presents a wonderfully detailed and complete guide below how to use them for healing your mind, body and spirit.

Cover Your Plexus Cover Your Plexus John Coulthart at feuilleton turned me on to the late 60s–early 70s French magazine Plexus, a sexy offshoot of Planète. (John found it through DRTENGE.) It's an intriguing mix of surreal-fantastic-psychedelic art, interviews with writers (Jacques Sternberg was the literary editor), Playboy-style comics and the occasional Popeye comic, science fiction stories, Gilles de Rais profiles, philosophy, and—though there are few traditional photo spreads—lots and lots of boobs. Each early issue features a full-color "pin up": an erotic work by an artist like Leonor Fini. I recently scored 25 cigarette-flavored issues and plan to share some scans in the coming months.

Enochian Magick Reference Document Back Home Table of Contents Note: Due to their large size, the illustrations for this document are on separate linked pages. Thanks to Scott M. for the scans he provided. Thanks to Clay Holden and the John Dee Publication Project for cleaned-up scans from Dee's diaries. Hearth and Home Witchery Imbolg Crafts and Activities for Children There are so many activities to do with your young ones at Oimelc, many of which can also be done at the Spring Equinox. Older children can help make candles (there are lots of kits out there to make it easier) and candle holders. Younger children can make "candles" from toilet paper rolls and construction paper.

Planète (review) From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia Planète (Planet) was a French fantastic realism magazine created by Jacques Bergier and Louis Pauwels. It ran from 1961 to 1972. They were the authors of the cult hit The Morning of the Magicians (Le Matin des magiciens), subtitled "Introduction to Fantastic Realism." The rapid, unexpected success of this book encouraged its authors to create a review entirely devoted to the same topic: The Planet (Planète), with the slogan "Nothing that's strange is foreign to us!" The Golden Dawn FAQ Version 6.0, December 1999 Created and Maintained by Steven R. Cranmer (scranmer@cfa.harvard.edu) from 1993 through early 1999. Now maintained and updated by Al Billings (memoria@memoria.com). Copyright Steven R.

Getting Through the Dark Night of the Soul Last updated on April 26, 2011 at 12:00 am EDT by in5d Alternative News * Visit in5D Connection where you can find your soul mate or join one of our amazing groups. EVERYONE is welcome! The dark night of the soul is a process many spiritual seekers go through at some point in their lives, I being one of them. What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit “[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the vantage point of a higher dimension,” Leonard Shlain wrote in his stimulating inquiry into the source of Leonardo’s genius. But what is “higher consciousness,” really, and can it be unmoored from the baggage of spiritualism and superstition to enrich our secular understanding of what it means to be human? Few contemporary thinkers have done more to reinstate philosophy as a guiding light for public life and a practical tool for personal growth than philosopher and School of Life founder Alain de Botton, who has written beautifully about such enduring ideas as the role of art in human happiness and what Nietzsche teaches us about the character-building role of difficulty. De Botton’s fantastic recent conversation with Tim Ferriss pointed me to this equally fantastic video essay examining the question of higher consciousness.

White Dragon Society March222014 Putin runs the EU and owns Germany It is interesting that Europe lets a county that less than 60 years ago murdered 10 Million of its own people and 30 million other Europeans and Americans. The gutless EU follows Germany hoping for scraps from their dinner table.

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