Tarot Card Meanings | Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog I am delighted to provide this previously unpublished text, which is from a hand-copied manuscript of Sub Spe [John Brodie Innes] I apologize to those who will find many of the references difficult, but the information can help greatly in understanding the Golden Dawn approach to the Minor Arcana and also the Rider-Waite-Smith and Crowley’s Thoth decks. A glossary of Golden Dawn terms is available at The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn website (click on H.O.G.D. Dictionary in the directory). General Scheme: The Breath of God passes down through the Four Worlds of the Qabalah from the purely Spiritual to the absolutely material. In each world there is a Tree of Life and the Breath passes down from Sephira to Sephira from Kether to Malkuth and thence to the Kether of the new lower World. [The results and names of the cards are arrived at by combining the meanings of the numbers, with the meanings of the suits and interpreting by the Kabbalah. Meaning of Numbers: 3. produces the Prince.
Transcendental Meditation technique The Transcendental Meditation technique is a specific form of mantra meditation developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is often referred to as Transcendental Meditation, or simply TM. The meditation practice involves the use of a mantra and is practiced for 15–20 minutes twice per day while sitting with one's eyes closed. It is reported to be one of the most-widely practiced, and among the most widely researched meditation techniques, with over 340 peer-reviewed studies published. Beginning in 1965, the Transcendental Meditation technique has been incorporated into selected schools, universities, corporations, and prison programs in the U.S.A., Latin America, Europe, and India. Practice Mantra Selection The Maharishi is reported to have standardized and "mechanized" the mantra selection process by using a specific set of mantras and making the selection process "foolproof". Professor of psychiatry, Norman E. Course descriptions
Divinatory, esoteric and occult tarot Tarot reading is belief in using cards to gain insight into the past, current and future situations by posing a question to the cards, i.e. cartomancy. Some[who?] believe they are guided by a spiritual force, while others[who?] believe the cards help them tap into a collective unconscious or their own creative, brainstorming subconscious. The divinatory meanings of the cards commonly used today are derived mostly from cartomancer Jean-Baptiste Alliette (also known as Etteilla) and Mlle Marie-Anne Adelaide Lenormand (1776-1843). The belief in the divinatory meaning of the cards is closely associated with a belief in their occult, divine, and mystical properties: a belief constructed in the 18th century by prominent Protestant clerics and freemasons. Major and Minor Arcana Tarot decks can have the entire seventy-eight cards consisting of fourteen cards per suit plus the twenty-two trumps or consist of only the twenty-two trump cards. History Use
Major Arcana Dummett writes that originally the Major Arcana had simple allegorical or exoteric meaning, mostly originating in elite ideology in the Italian courts of the 15th century when it was invented. The occult significance only began to emerge in the 18th century when Antoine Court de Gébelin (a Swiss clergyman and Freemason) published Le Monde Primitif. List of the Major Arcana Each Major Arcanum depicts a scene, mostly featuring a person or several people, with many symbolic elements. In many decks, each has a number (usually in Roman numerals) and a name, though not all decks have both, and some have only a picture. The earliest decks bore unnamed and unnumbered pictures on the Majors (probably because a great many of the people using them at the time were illiterate), and the order of cards was not standardized. Nevertheless, one of the most common sets of names and numbers is as follows: Esotericism Fortune telling Mysticism Criticism
Astrology Charts - Tarot Course Table of Contents Table of Contents Lessons Introduction Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Tarot --- A little history, some philosophy and a rationale. Elements of the Tarot Lesson 2 - The Major Arcana --- Fool's JourneyLesson 3 - The Minor Arcana Lesson 4 - The Spread Doing Readings Principles of Interpretation IntroductionLesson 11 - Interpreting a Single CardLesson 12 - Major and Minor Arcana Cards Lesson 13 - Aces Lesson 14 - Court Cards Lesson 15 - Card Pairs Lesson 16 - Position Pairs in the Celtic Cross Spread Lesson 17 - Reversed Cards Lesson 18 - Creating the Story Closing Lesson 19 - Some Final Thoughts --- A few closing thoughts about the meaning and purpose of tarot work. Exercises Card Information Pages Spread Information Pages Sample Readings Charts Miscellaneous [ Home ] [ Course ] [ Cards ] [ Decks ]
Nadi (yoga) Chakra Kundalini Diagram Nāḍi (tube, pipe") are the channels through which, in traditional Indian medicine and spiritual science, the energies of the subtle body are said to flow. They connect at special points of intensity called chakras. The word "nadi" is pronounced as "naRdi", with R+d loosely pronounced together (the effort is made by the tip of the tongue; it curls up, pointing backwards, then springs forward to lie flat). An early version of the nadi system is mentioned in the Katha Upanishad, which says: "A hundred and one are the arteries of the heart, one of them leads up to the crown of the head. One website states: Nadis are not nerves but rather channels for the flow of consciousness. Nadis are thought to carry a life force energy known as prana in Sanskrit, or qi in Chinese-based systems. The Sat-Cakra-Nirupana, one of the earliest texts on nadis and chakra, explicitly refer to these three main nadis, calling them Sasi, Mihira, and Susumna.
I Ching The I Ching, also known as the Classic of Changes, Book of Changes, Zhouyi and Yijing, is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts. The book contains a divination system comparable to Western geomancy or the West African Ifá system; in Western cultures and modern East Asia, it is still widely used for this purpose. Traditionally, the I Ching and its hexagrams were thought to pre-date recorded history, and based on traditional Chinese accounts, its origins trace back to the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE. Modern scholarship suggests that the earliest layers of the text may date from the end of the 2nd millennium BCE, but place doubts on the mythological aspects in the traditional accounts. Some consider the I Ching the oldest extant book of divination, dating from 1,000 BCE and before. The oldest manuscript that has been found, albeit incomplete, dates back to the Warring States period (475–221 BCE). History Traditional view Modernist view Structure
Science Is Proving Some Memories Are Passed Down From Our Ancestors Do you have a fear of spiders? Maybe snakes? It could be your ancestors trying to tell you something. Recent studies have provided evidence that memories of fear are one of many things our forebearers pass down to us through our DNA. A 2013 study from Emory University found that mice trained to fear a specific odor would pass their emotions on to their offspring and future generations. “Our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations,” Dr. The study went beyond just observing a fear reaction. The experiment worked even when the researchers used artificial insemination in place of allowing the mice to breed naturally. “It is high time public health researchers took human transgenerational responses seriously,” Prof Marcus Pembrey, from University College London said to the BBC. Primordial Fears Rewriting The DNA Beyond The Physical Realm
VanderKam, J. | Old Testament Pseudepigrapha - School of Divinity, University of St Andrews James C. VanderKamUniversity of Notre Dame [James VanderKam is Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame. He has also taught at North Carolina State University. He is an expert on the Enoch literature and the world's formost living authority on the book of Jubilees. His publications include _Textual and Historical Studies in the Book of Jubilees_ (1977), _Enoch and the Growth of an Apocalyptic Tradition_ (1984), and critical editions of the the Ethiopic text of Jubilees (1989) and the Hebrew MSS of Jubilees from Qumran (1995). This paper will treat 1-2 Enoch, with primary emphasis falling on the earlier and more familiar 1 Enoch. I. A. 1 Enoch: 1 Enoch, preserved in a full, 108-chapter form in Ethiopic, consists of five parts and one appended chapter. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Among the many Dead Sea Scrolls is a work called the Book of Giants which is also closely tied to the person of Enoch and is based on the story about the angels who sinned. II. A. 1. 2. 3. B.
John Dee John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was a mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, imperialist and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. In his lifetime Dee amassed one of the largest libraries in England. His high status as a scholar also allowed him to play a role in Elizabethan politics. Biography Early life Rector at Upton-upon-Severn from 1553, Dee was offered a readership in mathematics at Oxford in 1554, which he declined; he was occupied with writing and perhaps hoped for a better position at court. In 1555, Dee became a member of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, as his father had, through the company's system of patrimony. Later life By the early 1580s, Dee was growing dissatisfied with his progress in learning the secrets of nature and with his own lack of influence and recognition. Final years Personal life Achievements Thought