Hermetic Qabalah Teachings Conception of Divinity A primary concern of Hermetic Qabalah is the nature of divinity, its conception of which is quite markedly different from that presented in monotheistic religions; in particular there is not the strict separation between divinity and humankind which is seen in monotheisms. Hermetic Qabalah holds to the neoplatonic conception that the manifest universe, of which material creation is a part, arose as a series of emanations from the godhead. The Sephiroth in Hermetic Qabalah From Ain Suph Aur crystallises Kether, the first sephirah of the Hermetic Qabalistic tree of life. Each sephirah is considered to be an emanation of the divine energy (often described as 'the divine light') which ever flows from the unmanifest, through Kether into manifestation. This flow of light is indicated by the lightning flash shown on diagrams of the sephirotic tree which passes through each sephirah in turn according to their enumerations. History
Homosexuality in Ancient Egypt by Bruce Gerig Homosexuality in Ancient Egypt HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE BIBLE, Supplement By Bruce L. Gerig Could a homoerotic romance have occurred in ancient Israel between Jonathan and David, have been known openly, and further have been recorded in that nation’s historical records? To try to answer this question, we now turn to see how homosexuality was more widely perceived in the ancient Near East, including Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia (modern Turkey), and the Aegean. Also, we shall look at what the general social climate was during Israel’s early period, in the books of Judges and 1 Samuel. Yet, studying homosexuality in ancient Egypt is a difficult task. Conflict of Horus and Seth – One famous story in ancient Egypt describes an extended conflict between the god Osiris and Seth, his rival brother, who murders Osiris and then seeks to remove Horus, Osiris’ son and heir, with his claim to be king of the gods. (A20) “I have not had sexual relations with a boy.” (A21) I have not defiled myself.”
Hermetica Scope The term particularly applies to the Corpus Hermeticum, Marsilio Ficino's Latin translation in fourteen tracts, of which eight early printed editions appeared before 1500 and a further twenty-two by 1641. This collection, which includes the Pœmandres and some addresses of Hermes to disciples Tat, Ammon and Asclepius, was said to have originated in the school of Ammonius Saccas and to have passed through the keeping of Michael Psellus: it is preserved in fourteenth century manuscripts. The last three tracts in modern editions were translated independently from another manuscript by Ficino's contemporary Lodovico Lazzarelli (1447–1500) and first printed in 1507. Extensive quotes of similar material are found in classical authors such as Joannes Stobaeus. Parts of the Hermetica appeared in the 4th-century Gnostic library found in Nag Hammadi. Character and antiquity Later history Standard editions Contents of Corpus Hermeticum I. (II.) II. III. IV. V.
The Divine Pymander: Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa Life Agrippa was born in Cologne on 15 September 1486. In 1512, he taught at the University of Dole in the Free County of Burgundy, lecturing on Johann Reuchlin's De verbo mirifico; as a result, Agrippa was denounced, behind his back, as a "Judaizing heretic". Agrippa's vitriolic response many months later did not endear him to the University. In 1510, Agrippa studied briefly with Johannes Trithemius, and Agrippa sent him an early draft of his masterpiece, De occulta philosophia libri tres, a kind of summa of early modern occult thought. Trithemius was guardedly approving, but suggested that Agrippa keep the work more or less secret; Agrippa chose not to publish, perhaps for this reason, but continued to revise and rethink the book for twenty years. During his wandering life in Germany, France, and Italy, Agrippa worked as a theologian, physician, legal expert, and soldier. In the Third Book of Occult Philosophy, Agrippa concludes with: Works Woodcut print portrait of Agrippa
A Manual of Khshnoom: Supplement No. 11 - Wisdom Library [Page 208] Geush Tashan and Geush Urva Geush Tashan (Ysn. 29,2) and his co-worker Geush Urva (ibid. 1) are the two beneficent sub-angelic potentialities. They represent two divisions of one and the same exalted soul of the Naba-nazdishta class, who rank next to Yazad, angel. They function over the entire expanses between Geti, the earthy globe and the regions beyond, up to the lowest end of Adairi Dakhyu, that is, regions including the earthy globe (with its infernal regions), the transitional region (Zamrir) just above it, then Pairi Dakhyu still above and the transitional region above Pairi Dakhyu. Geush Urva is Blissfuul Potentiality not 'soul of the Ox' The technical significance of Geush Urva (Ysn. 29,1) is not correctly understood in philolagy. "With the soul of the ox and its plaint to the wise Lord we are already familiar ............The ox has a soul which cries aloud to God for justice." Geush Urva does not signify "soul of the ox".
The Egyptian God of Homosexuality - Claiming Our Gay Mythology reposted from gayegypt.com: www.gayegypt.com/aneggaygod.html During the pharoanic period Set was god of male homosexuality as well as of individuality. He was depitcted in different forms - sometimes as a gender-variant male and sometimes as a red or white-skinned man with the head of a dog, the body of a greyhound and a long forked tail. His birthday was celebrated on 16 July. Originally he was, according to legend, given Upper Egypt to rule while his handsome brother [ or sometimes it's said his nephew ] Horus ruled over Lower Egypt. According to one myth Set attempts to disgrace Horus by being the active partner in sex with him but on his mother's advice Horus catches Set's semen in his hand and takes it to his mother who puts it on Set's favourite food - lettuce which Set then unknowlingly eats. Another legend has it that Set tried to rape Horus, and that for several days that two battled, transformed into hippopotami in the Nile.
Aqua regia Freshly prepared aqua regia to remove metal salt deposits. Freshly prepared aqua regia is colorless, but it turns orange within seconds. Here, fresh aqua regia has been added to these NMR tubes to remove all traces of organic material. Aqua regia (Latin and Ancient Italian, lit. Applications Aqua regia is primarily used to produce chloroauric acid, the electrolyte in the Wohlwill process. Aqua regia is also used in etching and in specific analytic procedures. Due to the reaction between its components resulting in its decomposition, aqua regia quickly loses its effectiveness (yet remains a strong acid), so its components are usually only mixed immediately before use. While local regulations may vary, aqua regia may be disposed of by careful neutralization, before being poured down the sink. Chemistry Dissolving gold Pure gold precipitate produced by the aqua regia chemical refining process Au (s) + 3 NO− 3(aq) + 6 H+ (aq) → Au3+ (aq) + 3 NO 2 (g) + 3 H 2O (l) and 
Mystic Order of Noble Knowledge - Thoth Hermes Trismegistus One of the greatest tragedies to befall the philosophical world was the destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria. Of the thousands of scrolls of ancient knowledge that were burned, forty books were said to be written by the greatest philosopher, teacher, and ancient monk of all time, those writings of Thoth Hermes Trismegistus. Thoth was the first great Egyptian philosopher and the creator of the Ancient Mystery Schools. It was said that Hermes obtained his wisdom from God while in deep meditative states. His knowledge was so vast, the Egyptians began to worship him as the communicator with the gods, and eventually he became a god of the Egyptian pantheon. The Greeks abducted him into their mythology and here he became Hermes Trismegistus. Ancient Egyptian paintings portray Thoth as the moon god with the body of a man and the head of the ibis, with a crescent moon over his head. The Book of Thoth was kept in a golden box in the inner sanctuary of the temple.