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.”
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.
Religious symbolism This article is about symbolism in religion. See religious symbols for graphical symbols. See United States Department of Veterans Affairs emblems for headstones and markers for such symbols as used by that organization. Religious symbolism is the use of symbols, including archetypes, acts, artwork, events, or natural phenomena, by a religion. See also References External links United States Veteran's Administration approved religious symbols for graves Emerald Cities Yarsani^ (S`i<a) geography of heavens "The "emerald cities" of Jabarsa and Jabalqa are discussed in the writings of the Iranian mystic Suhrawardi (1153/5-1191) and his followers. More information about them can be found in Henry Corbin's " Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth "." "... symbolically represents the Orient and the Occident by the cities of Jābalqā et Jābarsā respectively, the two emerald cities" An End to Ordinary History : Comments on a Philosophical Novel by Michael Murphy Elizabeth Peña-Velasco " 17. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn'Arabi (trans. by R. One of the few books mentioned by title in the Catalogue of the Inst. of Chaos Studies & Imaginal Yoga (see #9 in this list). "the Persian concept of Hurqalya, with its "mundus archetypus" (alam-al-mithal), a realm of archetypal images and forms.
The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name - Kosu Myth of Horus And Seth (Credit to its owner) Yesterday I promised to make a post featuring Osiris (Lord of the Dead), the first pharaoh on Earth, as well as his hawk-headed son, Horus (God of Sky). So here you go: The Conflict of Osiris and Seth Long story short, Osiris was a good king that introduced Egyptians civilization. His donkey-headed brother, Seth (God of Darkness, Chaos and Desert) was jealous on him so he murdered and dismembered him, even disposed his body parts in different regions of Eygpt. Evetually, his corpse -- excluding his penis which was eaten by fish -- was reassembled by Isis. The Condenting of Horus and Seth Naturally, Seth wanted to kill the heir in order to rule Egypt, and this is the beginning of their contending. The following is one of the versions of the story which dated in c. 2000 B.C., from the 12th Dynasty in the Middle Kingdom: Later, when Seth boasted to the Ennead (the nine gods judging the conflict) that he had sexually taken Horus, the youth denied it. The Happy Ending
The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism Gnosis Archive | Library | Bookstore | Index | Web Lectures | Ecclesia Gnostica | Gnostic Society GNOSTICISM IS THE TEACHING based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. Although Gnosticism thus rests on personal religious experience, it is a mistake to assume all such experience results in Gnostic recognitions. In the following summary, we will attempt to encapsulate in prose what the Gnostic myths express in their distinctively poetic and imaginative language. The Cosmos All religious traditions acknowledge that the world is imperfect. Like Buddhism, Gnosticism begins with the fundamental recognition that earthly life is filled with suffering. Many religions advocate that humans are to be blamed for the imperfections of the world. Ways of evading the recognition of the flawed creation and its flawed creator have been devised over and over, but none of these arguments have impressed Gnostics. Deity The Human Being Salvation Conduct Destiny