Saturday, November 28, 2009

Magical Stones Of Quantum Wave-Particle Complementary

י"א בכסלו תש"ע
Shamash 13

Commentary on Vayetzei from Garden of the Dark Moon Jubilee - Magical Stones of Quantum Particle-Wave Complementary.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks

י' בכסלו תש"ע
Shamash 11

I am thankful for -

that I live in a country where there is no war
a family whom I love and who loves me
grandchildren who are happy to hug and kiss me
and that each is uniquely gifted in a special way
that my family lives near me
a warm home
a job I like
with a private office
in an elegant and well-kept facility
only 10 minutes driving distance away in the mornings
working with people I like
who are really ok that I am a witch
and who accomodate my need for privacy and quiet to work well
because I'm worth it
that I have a beautiful black wytchee car with gorgeous leather interior
losing over 30 pounds and getting my waist back
so I feel good and am healthy
health insurance
to be able to pay for my Singular
so that my allergies are under control now
and my blood pressure is down
that I'm nearly 49 and my skin still looks smooth
that I can afford a manicure regularly
that I like my looks basically
that I don't have to stress out about not being able to pay my bills
that I have a laptop to take with me when I travel now
that I have built up an amazing altar in my bedroom
that I have lots of handmade ritual items
that I have a large and exquisite natural crystal ball
and a bodhran drum
that my besom is extraordinary
that I can fall asleep to the sound of windchimes
even in the winter
that I'm intelligent
and artistic

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Othala Force

ו' בכסלו תש"ע
Shamash 7

Tonight's motzei shabbat rune drawing is othala, the O-rune of sacred enclosure, the 18th rune of my personal runerow. Edred Thorsson (Runelore) writes on the othala force:

Othala is the sacred enclosure. In it is embodied the central concept of Midhgardhr and the whole idea of "in-sidedness" and "outsidedness" so prominent in Germanic (and Indo-European) thought. The O-rune describes the ring-wall, the symbol of the enclosed land separated from all that is around it and thereby made sacred (ON ). It is a sign of the site set apart for sacred purposes, the fane or hall. For the most part the othala force acts as a selective barrier. It prevents forces detrimental to the health of the interior from entering, but it actually conducts beneficial energies into its interior.

Amazing! that I should draw this particular rune for the first time in my bedtime ritual immediately following today's "temple"-related entries, namely: Chomah, A Vision of the Temple in the Night, Working Magic, Communion and Living Magically, The Science of Everyday Matters.

Related entries:

Runes 1-3: Transmission of a Sacred Secret
Rune 4: The Wholiness Code
Rune 5: Mysteries of the Staircase
Rune 6: The Ship of Safe Passage
Rune 7: The Ætheling
Rune 8: Communication
Rune 9: The Nature Of My Work
Runes 10-11: Wyrd Shema
Rune 12: The View From My Room
Rune 13: Thurisaz On The Falling Man
Rune 14: Power To Do It
Rune 15: Wyrd Preparation
Rune 16: Mother Of Manifest Blessing
Rune 17: By Force Of Destiny

Living Magically, The Science Of Everyday Matters

ה' בכסלו תש"ע
Shamash 6

In follow-up to all of today's entries (Chomah, A Vision of The Temple in the Night, Working Magic and Communion), and in contemplation of the importance of blogging - about dreams and other everyday matters - I observe that Carl Sagan speaks to us about the science of living magically through an observation on the life of Eratosthenes:

One day while reading a papyrus book in the library, he came upon a curious account. Far to the south, he read, at the frontier outpost of Syene, something notable could be seen on the longest day of the year.

On June twenty-first, the shadows of a temple column or a vertical stick would grow shorter as noon approached. And, as the hours crept towards midday, the sun's rays would slither down the sides of a deep well which on other days would remain in shadow. And then, precisely at noon, columns [and sticks] would cast no shadows and the sun would shine directly down into the water of the well. At that moment, the sun was exactly overhead.

It was an observation that someone else might easily have ignored - on sticks, shadows, reflections in wells, the position of the sun - simple everyday matters - of what possible importance might they be? But Eratosthenes was a scientist, and his contemplation of these homely matters changed the world - in a way, made the world - because Eratosthenes had the presence of mind to experiment, to ask whether, back here near Alexandria, a stick cast a shadow near noon on June the twenty-first. And it turns out, sticks do.

Simple everyday matters - a scientist has the presence of mind to ask, "of what possible importance might they be?"

Live magically, and ask with the wonder of a scientist, of what possible importance might the everyday observations of your life be.


ה' בכסלו תש"ע
Shamash 6

From my previous entry Working Magic, one particular quote from Carl Sagan:

What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

A friend of mine recently brought to my attention the fact that many popular books on witchcraft and magic just rehash the same information (data) and contain nothing new. Yes, as she wrote, this is true - it is indeed sometimes very challenging to find a book containing new data to think about. Even the ancient texts of our ancestors, including the Bible, may rehash old data. For example, the Hebrew name of the book of Deuteronomy, namely Mishneh Torah, pertains to a retelling of the traditional legends.

Importantly, we must remember that books are not only useful for providing data, but also are useful for providing unique contacts with the spirits of the authors through whom even old data may acquire new and profound meaning. The magic isn't just in the data. Magic may be transmitted through the communion of souls.

Equal to the challenge of finding a book containing new data, is the challenge of finding communion and new meaning through old data - be it found in a stone tablet, a papyrus scroll, book, a video or on the internet.

Working Magic

ה' בכסלו תש"ע
Shamash 6

I've been watching the series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage the past few weeks. Gathered together from various internet sources, I really like these Carl Sagan quotes:

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it.

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas … If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you … On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones.

Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge and envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries.

There are many hypotheses in science that are wrong. That's perfectly all right; it's the aperture to finding out what's right. Science is a self-correcting process. To be accepted, new ideas must survive the most rigorous standards of evidence and scrutiny. The worst aspect of the Velikovsky affair is not that many of his ideas were wrong or silly or in gross contradiction to the facts; rather, the worst aspect is that some scientists attempted to suppress Velikovsky's ideas. The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion or in politics, but it is not the path to knowledge and there is no place for it in the endeavor of science. We do not know beforehand where fundamental insights will arise from about our mysterious and lovely solar system, and the history of our study of the solar system shows clearly that accepted and conventional ideas are often wrong and that fundamental insights can arise from the most unexpected sources.

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.

If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.

Every one of us is precious in the cosmic perspective. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.

Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. Initially our loyalties were to ourselves and our immediate family, next, to bands of wandering hunter-gatherers, then to tribes, small settlements, city-states, nations. We have broadened the circle of those we love. We have now organized what are modestly described as super-powers, which include groups of people from divergent ethnic and cultural backgrounds working in some sense together — surely a humanizing and character building experience. If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth.

Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insights and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all of our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species.

What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

Imagine how different our world would be if those discoveries had been explained and used for the benefit of everyone, if the humane perspective of Eratosthenes had been widely adopted and applied. But this was not to be. Alexandria was the greatest city the Western world had ever seen. People from all nations came here to live to trade to learn, on a given day these harbours were thronged with merchants and scholars and tourists, it's probably here that the word Cosmopolitan realised its true meaning of a citizen not just of a nation but of the Cosmos, to be a citizen of the Cosmos.

The vast distances that separate the stars are providential. Beings and worlds are quarantined from one another. The quarantine is lifted only for those with sufficient self-knowledge and judgement to have safely traveled from star to star.

Chomah - A Vision Of The Temple In The Night

ה' בכסלו תש"ע
Shamash 6

Commentary on Toldot from Garden of the Dark Moon Jubilee - Chomah, A Vision Of The Temple In The Night.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Math Magic

א' בכסלו תש"ע
Shamash 3

Very cool!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Birthright Of A Natural Born Maga

כ"ח ברמחשון תש"ע
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In follow-up to my previous entry Eleh HaChukim - The Laws of Memory, in the book Cosmic Memory: Prehistory of Earth and Man, it is written:

The fourth Atlantean root race was preceded by the so-called Lemurian. During its development, events of the very greatest importance occurred with respect to the earth and to men. Here, however, something will first be said of the character of this root race after these these events, and only then will the latter be discussed. By and large, memory was not yet developed among this race. While men could have ideas of things and events, these ideas did not remain in memory ... their ideas had a quite different strength from those of later men. Through this strength they acted upon their environment ... Other men, animals, plants, and even lifeless objects could feel this action and could be influenced by purely ideas. Thus the Lemurian could communicate with his fellow-men without needing a language. This communication consisted in a kind of "thought-reading." The Lemurian derived the strength of his ideas directly from the objects which surrounded him. It flowed to him from the energy of the growth of plants, from the life force of animals. In this manner he understood plants and animals in their inner action and life. He even understood the physical and chemical forces of lifeless objects in the same way. When he built something he did not first have to calculate the load-limit of a tree trunk, the weight of a stone; he could see how much the tree trunk could bear, where the stone in view of its weight would fit, where it would not. Thus the Lemurian built without engineering knowledge on the basis of his faculty of imagination which acted with the sureness of a kind of instinct. Moreover, to great extent, he had power over his own body. When it was necessary, he could increase the strength of his arm by a simple effort of the will. For example, he could lift enormous loads by merely using his will. If later the Atlantean was helped by his control of the life force, the Lemurian was helped by his mastery of the will. He was - the expression should not be misinterpreted - a born magician in all fields of lower human activities.

Importantly, this excerpt describes a kind of consciousness where the ideas which exist in it are not bound in memory, yet nevertheless, act powerfully upon the environment. This kind of consciousness is called Lemurian. The kind of consciousness where ideas are brought into and bound in memory is called Atlantean.

In my writing Truth and Diligence, Candle In The Womb, I describe my experience of the integrative transition from Lemurian into Atlantean consciousness, where I write:

i could remember thinking a doing things, but my senses did retain not perceptions, although a smell would remain within me, marking their actuality. i was unable to fully form and hold onto the ideas that existed in my mind.

Ohhh! to remember the feel of my edges!

Like a hug all around me loosened. In an instant, my eyes could see. i was startled and amazed at the impact of remembering whole perceptions. i felt in existence.

Generating ideas with the strength to influence reality, the mastery of will - all of it is part of my birthright.

Eleh HaChukim - The Laws Of Memory

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אֵלֶּה הַחֻקִּים, אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת-מֹשֶׁה
Bemidbar 30:17

Incredible. Reviewing the chapter From the Akasha Chronicle from the book (Cosmic Memory: Prehistory of Earth and Man) mentioned in the my previous entry (Lemurian Inner Earth Mystery), I find on decendents of the Lemurians, namely the Atlanteans:

In their [the Atlanteans] highly developed memory they possessed something which gave a special character to everything they did ... Memory is closer to the deeper natural basis of man than reason, and in connection with it other powers were developed which were still closer to those of subordinate natural beings than are contemporary human powers. Thus the Atlanteans could control what one calls the life force. As today one extracts the energy of heat from coal and transforms it into motive power for our means of locomotion, the Atlanteans knew how to put the germinal energy of organisms into the service of their technology. One can form an idea of this from the following ... think of a kernel of seed-grain. In this an energy lies dormant. This energy causes the stalk to sprout from the kernel. Nature can awaken this energy that reposes in the seed. Modern man cannot do it at will. He must bury the seed in the ground and leave the awakening to the forces of nature. The Atlantean could do something else. He knew how one could change the energy of a pile of grain into technical power, just as modern man can change the heat energy of a pile of coal into such power. Plants were cultivated in the Atlantean period not merely for use as foodstuffs but also in order to make the energies dormant in them available for commerce and industry. Just as we have mechanisms for transforming the energy dormant in coal into energy of motion for our locomotives, so the Atlanteans had mechanisms in which they - so to speak - burned plant seeds, and which the life force was transformed into technically utilizable power. The vehicles of the Atlanteans, which floated a short distance above the ground, were moved this way.

"The vehicles of the Atlanteans, which floated a short distance above the ground, were moved this way." Incredible. I dreamt of an Atlantean vehicle and I transmitted the mechanism of its maneuvering in Secret of the Peaceful Warrior. Preceding revelation of my Lemurian connection, came a hidden link to this revelation of my Atlantean connection. Both revelations are connected to the meaning and power hidden in the chukim of Torah. The chukim encode the laws of memory and the mechanisms through which the energy of the life force is transformed and utilized.

Related entry, my memory from the Akasha records - A Mystery Of Consciousness

Lemurian Inner Earth Mystery

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In follow-up to my previous entry In The Cauldron Of Inner Tradition, an interesting synchronicity of note - also Wednesday of this week I received my Lemurian seed crystal pendent. On the ancient Lemurian race of occult legend:

It is believed that these Lemurian Seed Crystals were left by the Lemurians, an ancient race that seeded our planet eons ago; who departed from earth when conditions became too inhospitable and life could no longer be sustained. The legend goes that the vast majority of Lemurians left planet earth for other star systems while others elected to remain and continue to dwell in other dimensions of our "inner" earth's system, acting as guardians and protectors for the seed of our human race. It is these "inner" earth dwellers who are thought to be responsible for the discovery of these Lemurian Seed Crystals at this time. It is also thought that the Lemurian dwellers of "inner" earth continue to maintain a clear and conscious telepathic connection with their fellow Lemurians who traveled eons ago to other star systems through the crystals.

Read more about the Lemurian race in Cosmic Memory: Prehistory of Earth and Man

In The Cauldron Of Inner Tradition

כ"ח ברמחשון תש"ע
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In follow-up to my earlier entry Kindred And The Mesorah Of The Ancestors, two streams of consiousness are found inseparably together as one - the Hebrew phrase of introverting (involutionary) consciousness, namely ואל-מקרובימי ('and to my kindred') has gematriot of extroverting (evolutionary) consciousness:

37 + 408 = 445

The digit sum of 445 = 13, where 13 is the gematria of the kabbalistic Echad of Malchut in the Ein Sof.

13 further reduces to a digit sum of 4, where there are 4 letters of the tetragrammaton, the Explicit Divine Name.

Kindred And The Mesorah Of The Ancestors

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Commentary on Chayyei Sarah from Garden of the Dark Moon Jubilee - Kindred And The Mesorah Of The Ancestors.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Bath & Body Works Boycott

כ"א ברמחשון תש"ע
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Every year for the past six years of her eight years of employment with Bath & Body Works, Wiccan Gina Uberti would take her vacation the week of Samhain and head for holiday celebrations in Salem, Massachusetts - a vacation already approved for nearly a year prior to the incident where she was fired for being Wiccan. In 2008, a new manager fired her, allegedly stating that she "will be damned if I have a devil-worshipper on my team."

Read the full article here.

Pagan Priestess

כ"א ברמחשון תש"ע
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In follow-up to Mystery of the White Bull and The Constant of Kinna Ha-Katuv, I note that I faced the tornadic waves of ocean water. The man I also faced opened his eyes while standing in the pouring rain. Interestingly, these two facts of trivia also connect to the mysteries of Lost and to my Torah commentary for last week, The Demon Dance.

The four-toed statue under which Jacob finds protection through time is the Mistress of the Innundation (particularly that at Khenu כנו), the horizon (the future), magic and mystical mountains, Taweret. Guardian of the north, fierce Taweret is an awesome protectress, both in the world and out of it simultaneously. Even standing on one foot.

in velt ouis velt

The Constant Of Kinna Ha-Katuv

כ"א ברמחשון תש"ע
Phasma Priscus 22

In follow-up to The Mystery of Urcanaan and Mystery of the White Bull, some notes to the mysteries of time travel and the masorah:

Last evening watching Lost, I was introduced to The Constant. The constant functions as an anchor for time-travelling consciousness and prevents the progressive physical side effects (leading to death) of time travel.

Interestingly, the episode of The Constant "follows (time-traveller) Desmond's 1996 consciousness in one continuous narrative between the two years." The year 1996 is the year I "returned to Torah."

Also interestingly, in the episode, the time traveller's eyes are examined (just as eyes are relevant in Mystery of the White Bull). The freighter in the episode on which the eyes are examined is named Kahana. Not unimportantly, yesterday I also added to my Twitter a person referencing Meir Kahane and a JIDL twitter site - both had added my Twitter site to their own. "JDL" is known from my past to have alot of "Kahanist" members, at least it used to.

In my entry The Mystery of Urcanaan (סתר ורכנען), I made a scribal change to the Torah text, transforming a curse into a blessing. Such scribal emendations are known, not only as tikkunei sofrim (corrections to the text), they are also known in the halakhic midrashim as kinna ha-katuv (כנה הכתוב), the constant original text.

The words Urcanaan and kinna are derived from a common sha'ar (two-letter gate of nun), that is - the letters kaf (כ, power to actualize potential) and nun (נ, Divine Feminine), where the letter hei (ה, actualization through thought, communication and action) of kinna (כנה) becomes the Hebrew letters ayin (eye, ע) and nun (fish, נ) to make the central word of Urcanaan (ורכנען), namely Canaan (כנען), the ancient pagan people.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Mystery Of The White Bull

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Torah commentary on Vayera from Garden of the Dark Moon Jubilee - Mystery of the White Bull.

Dare to be true to yourself.