The Art Of Astrology
Scope Lecture Fifteen continues the themes presented in the previous lecture by providing a closer look at the different intellectual traditions competing for the mind of the West in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The lecture looks briefly at astrology, alchemy, and magic. The lecture then turns to hermeticism and explains in detail what the hermetic tradition was, tracing its roots to second-century Gnosticism and astrological lore. The lecture examines in detail the role of Marsilio Ficino in translating the main hermetic texts and in adding his own interpretation of these writings. Tracing the impact of hermeticism on Western thought, we conclude with a brief discussion of the music of the spheres and the impact of ancient thought on Western art.
Book is Sylvia Browne's statement on X astrology. It was written in a humorous vein, yet it is a serious work and is intended to educate the reader. Contained within this book are more than 30 years of joy, tears, laughter, and knowledge as gathered by my wife, Sylvia, during her many thousands of counseling sessions. Sylvia has done extensive research for this book and has used the most reliable data sources available real people. She feels that astrology is a living discipline and must be studied face-to-face with humanity. Only by a close study of individuals, with all their fears, strengths, phobias, loves, and spirituality, will a true picture of astrology emerge. And as a practicing psychic, she is not misled by the facades people wear. If you intend to dig deeper into astrology, you'll want to know that the Ascendant (also called the rising sign, which is the sign rising above the horizon at birth) is the major character backbone, your core essence. The Moon sign (the sign the...
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How do you account for the enduring popularity of astrology in this country By the seventeenth century, astrology in Europe had been relegated to the realm of superstition how is it, then, that such attention is given to these pursuits in our modern and rational culture
Scope In Lecture Fourteen, we move from a discussion of millenarian movements to an investigation of the flip side of the Renaissance. This lecture focuses on Renaissance concerns with deep time, that is, with the recovery of what was thought to be the most ancient forms of knowledge. The lecture presents a nuanced view of Renaissance scholarship and writing, showing the different strains that made for cultural innovation. The lecture also explores the role of mysteries in Renaissance thought and their influence on the art and culture of Renaissance Italy and the rest of Europe. The lecture outlines briefly the different intellectual influences on the development of mysteries hermeticism, astrology, alchemy, and magic.
As I mentioned earlier in the chapter, as well as the months, the phases of the Moon offer scope for different kinds of magick during the individual monthly moon cycles. However, problems in interpretation of these energies can arise because astronomy and astrology are no longer regarded as the same thing. For example, to our ancestors, the astrological Dark of the Moon was the same as the astronomical dark - the first two and a half days of the cycle when the Moon is not visible at any hour of the day or night.
Astrology has foretold the coming of many Saviours. Most Christians aren't aware that before Christ there were many other saviours and each one of them has been recorded in ancient texts. Matthew 2 2 reads We have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him. It does not say a star but his star. In modern terminology this is the same as saying his sign. The book Origin Of Idolatry by Faber (Vol. II, pg. 77) reports that Zoroaster who lived six hundred years before Christ announced to the wise men of his country that a Saviour would be born attended by a star at noonday.
Whether fable or fact, astrology's influence on the origins of most religions, including Christianity, is indisputable. In his Book On The Universe Albert the Great writes The sign of the celestial virgin rises above the horizon, at the moment we find fixed for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. And Dr. Hales in his Chronology says the star of our salvation, the true Apollo, the sun of righteousness (describing Christ.)
At two o'clock one morning I decided to take my two dogs, Boom Boom and Baby, for a walk around the block and see if there were any retrievable discards in the local trash baskets (one of my hobbies is junk picking I could write a book on that ). I found a number of recent magazines in perfect condition and was returning home when a hunch told me to walk to the corner. I had nothing to lose so I did. Just before I reached the corner I noticed a red-edged magazine lying under a trash can. I pulled it out, picked it up and lo and behold it was the March 21, 1969 issue of Time magazine with a full cover story on Astrology And The New Cult Of The Occult mentioned elsewhere in this book. The genesis of the course is quite simple. The Student Union compiled, from responses to a questionnaire, a list of subjects that students would be interested in pursuing in an informal manner. This list was sent to the faculty together with a call on volunteers to teach the various courses. Finally, I...
An English Franciscan philosopher and scholar, Bacon was one of the most important natural scientists of the Middle Ages. In particular, he studied alchemy, astrology, mathematics, and optics. He developed a popular reputation as a sorcerer because of his unconventional scientific experiments and his pursuit of occult learning. There is no evidence, however, that Bacon was ever significantly interested in matters of demonic sorcery (as some medieval scholars were), and he certainly was never associated with witchcraft in any way.
Claims made by the mages in the foregoing part of this work, whenever this was demanded by the case and the theme, and I go on to reveal it again now. The subject is one among few requiring further development, for the very reason that this most fraudulent of crafts has exercised the greatest power all over the world for many centuries. It is no wonder that it has been so influential, since it alone has encompassed three other crafts that exercise the strongest control over the human mind and incorporated them into itself. 2. No one will doubt that it first came to birth in medicine, and that it was gradually introduced in healthful guise as if a higher and more holy form of that craft, and that it added the power of religion, to which even today the human race is quite blind, to promises that were so agreeable and desirable and, in order to acquire this too, mixed in the craft of astrology, since everyone is keen to know his future and believes that it is found most truthfully in the...
The Midpenninsula Free University of California offers the following courses Advanced Astrology, Jungian Astrology, Occult Things and The New Age, Out of the Aquarium and into the Aquaruin, and the Occult and Astrology Workshop. Many anti or non-establishment free universities across the country are offering courses in all phases of mysticism, witchcraft, black magic, astrology and the occult. The course went rather well, I think. We met about six times. For the most part the students came to listen it was difficult getting any discussion at all going, and I lectured for well over half the time. By the way, your books were very useful in this respect. Passing them around for examination did start quite a lively discussion. It developed that most of the students were interested in astrology and that many of them were interested in Tarot, subjects I know nothing about. One of the students mentioned a friend who followed a religion based upon reading Tarot cards. Unfortunately she wasn't...
As stated before, the three most powerful things in the occult are herbs, astrology and jewelry (talismans or amulets). Jewelry is probably the most common of these. (Jewelry must be three-dimensional in order to contain a spell therefore, pictures cannot cause trouble.)
The article delves into the serio-comic aspects of modern young witchcraft, that it is a form of guerrilla theatre, a continuance of the neolithic religion that worshipped the earth goddess before Christianity. It mentions the underground California Druids. The author points out that the I Ching, tarot cards, astrology, Meher Baba, Zen Buddhism, auras, psychism, parapsychology, psychokinesis, are all part of this new resurgence in the neo-sacred culminating in witchcraft and magic. He pointed out that those involved had some of the highest scholastic marks and were intellectual aristocrats. He Newspapers, magazines, syndicates and wire services have featured all kinds of articles about witchcraft and witches the past few years. Many publications have used feature-length, photo-illustrated articles. The March 21 1969 issue of Time Magazine had a front-cover story on Astrology and the New Cult of The Occult.
All of my family were involved in astrology, which has nothing to do with witchcraft. My grandmother was especially creative. She wrote songs, both words and music. and she sculptured and did many other things that might be considered a bit above normal. She was very far out for her generation consequently she was a loner, although she managed to have eight kids. I lived with my grandmother most of my life from the time I was six until I was twenty. She taught me astrology, palmistry and how to read cards and tea leaves. She told me stories about the Pagan gods and the symbolism involved and how to apply it to everyday living. She taught me to be a witch. It was a crazy way to grow up, but it was fun.
Semjaza taught enchantments, and root cuttings, Arma-ros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijel astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds weather lore , Araqiel the signs of the earth husbandry , Shamsiel the signs of the sun, Sariel the course of the moon (*)
In a magazine from Berlin, Bruno Noah textually states the following His excellency, the rector of the University of Haile, Sir Professor Doctor Hahne states in his discourse 2-2-1934 'I have the sufficient courage of publicly declaring myself in favor of Astrology, and that it is time to recognize Astrology as a science. I regret the fact of not having preoccupied myself before with Astrology. It is provable that the honorable body of Doctors from Berlin could evaluate the authorized declaration of Doctor Hahne. Of course, this doctor is not a 'snob' opportunist, neither a Galenist impostor. Astrology is a science which goes back to the time of the first ages of humanity. All of the very ancient schools of medicine drank from this fountain of inexhaustible wisdom. Since this is a fact, and certainly a true fact, the delayed recognition from this German Doctor does not grant any merit to Astrology. However, his recognition is with merit. The Arhuaco Indians from the Sierra Nevada of...
The planets have had a special place in both ritual magick and astrology, since the Ancient Babylonians and Chaldeans first observed them wandering across the sky (the word 'planet' derives from the Greek planetes, meaning 'wanderer') against the fixed constellations of the zodiac. The ancients knew of only five planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were discovered only after the invention of the telescope and so have not assumed the importance in magick that they have in astrology. What is more, the first astronomers also counted the Sun and the Moon as planets and credited them with certain qualities that have become woven into the Western astrological and magical traditions.
The forms of the occult can include mediums, channelers, clairvoyants, psychics, spiritists, diviners, mystics, gurus, shamans, psychical researchers, Yogis, psychic and holistic healers, astral travel, astrology, mysticism, Ouija boards, Tarot cards, contact with the dead, UFO's, and thousands of other practices which almost defy cataloging. Occultism includes Satanism, astrology, Kabbalah, Gnosticism, theosophy, witchcraft and many forms of serious magic. It includes activities seeking the acquisition of hidden things which are expressly forbidden by God in the Bible. Don't overlook the pulpits It includes views and doctrines that Paul warned Timothy about Doctrines of Demons (1 Tim 4 1).
A common pastime is the use of a Ouija board to attempt to contact ghosts or spirits that are believed to be roaming about. This can lead to serious consequences including demon possession. Invented as a game Oui , French + Ja , German. Curious fact Patents and copyrights are now owned by Parker Bros Inc. Their corporate headquarters Salem, Massachusetts. William Blatty's Exorcist, based, surprisingly, on a real life case study, is a grim example. The trouble all began with a Ouija board. Dungeons and Dragons apparently can lead to similar consequences. These are called entries. Many games and entertainments harbor potential dangers that are far beyond innocent amusements. Astrology is another such example. The Word of God makes it clear that these are to be shunned as dangerous.
This is the twentieth card in the deck given the key of nineteen. What more fitting after the dark time than the bright and welcome light of the sun's rebirth The final light of dawn on humanity shines at last. Here the Hebrew letter Resh applies meaning front of head and symbolises enlightened conscious thought. With World War Two at an end youth, by the century's middle years, outnumbers age and thus seeks new ideals. New spiritualities and religions rise, man is no longer wanting to be controlled by his spirituality but seeks a freedom from binding chains of strict doctrine and religions. By the 1960's the freedom over spilled into civilisation as a whole and Buddhism, Zen, Astrology and the I-Ching mixed randomly with drugs, which aped the shamans trances of years before. This was the Psychedelic Peak, the
Last year I had a little revelation in that I discovered what it was that caused my regular bouts of depression. When I spend too much time in the all giving side I wear thin and cracks begin to show. I try so hard to be something for everyone, to make everyone else happy that I forget that I am also important, that my wants and my needs also have credibility. Slowly I shut down one little switch at a time till I'm numb, I can't feel anything, I can't reflect off anything because I have lost sight of the other me. Last year I suddenly realised that the only way I could stop the depression getting to grips with me again would be to cut out all those responsibilities that demanded I give so much of myself. When one is already maintaining a tight control on ones emotions such as I do then one can only cope with extra external structure for so long before one begins to crack up. To much structure is too much because I have such a high degree of it inside myself already. So I came to the...
Both Thoth and Hermes were associated with sacred writings. As scribe of the gods, Thoth was credited with all sacred books. In some Egyptian writings, he was described as twice very great and five times very great. Hermes was credited with the authorship of 20,000 books by Iamblichus (ca. 250-300 B.C.E.), a Neo-platonic Syrian philosopher, and more than 36,000 by Manetho (ca. 300 B.C.E.), an Egyptian priest who wrote the history of Egypt in Greek, perhaps for Ptolemy I. According to myth, both Thoth and Hermes revealed to mankind the healing arts, magic, writing, astrology, sciences and philosophy. Thoth recorded the weighing of souls in the Judgment Hall of Osiris Hermes conducted the souls of the dead to Hades. Hermes, said Francis Barrett in Biographia Antiqua, . . . communicated the sum of the Abyss, and the divine knowledge to all posterity . . .
In addition to Craft basics and history, instruction includes parapsychology physiology astrology geometric structure sociology anthropology meditation aura reading, balancing and healing the use of crystals and the psychic arts. The Cabot Tradition traces the origins of the Craft to the Celts. The tradition teaches past-life regression and Cabot's theory of the Root Races of humankind, which holds that humans come from other planetary systems. According to Cabot, alpha waves store all knowledge of the universe, and a person who enters an alpha trance may pick up on vibrations from the past.
I know that I have lived in the past and will exist again in another form in the future. This is what the Old Religion teaches. It's not something that I simply believe but something that I have always known. Sybil Leek and I both accept reincarnation as well as Astrology. Sybil Leek's grandmother used to bake cookies that had the signs of the zodiac on them.
Although this is not a Wiccan organization, it is considered to be one of the best schools of Western Mystery Tradition. Established in 1922, BOTA focuses on the Tarot, Kabbalah, alchemy, astrology, and other established metaphysical sciences. It offers a very good correspondence course on the Tarot and its mystical and Kabbalistic associations.
Among some of the many chapters in the latter work are The Triangle of Solomon, The Tetragram, The Pentagram, Initiation, The Kabalah, Necromancy, Transmutations, Black Magic Bewitchments, Astrology Charms and Philtres, The Stone of Philosophers Elagabalus, Universal Medicine, Divination, The Sabbath of the Sorceres, Witchcraft and Spells etc. Advanced atomic-age witches use sympathetic magic, dolls, wax images, candles and other implements merely as focal points of concentration including palms, cards, astrology and numerology, but they do not believe that the objects themselves have power but rather act as catalysts for releasing their own. This same principle is found in many religions, psychotherapies, hypnotism and in Positive Thinking. The Power of Thought The Power of the Mind the full understanding and use of Suggestion.
The Church had never taken much notice of sorcery as it was not a rival in the way that witchcraft was, and many Popes and prominent Churchmen were said to practise it. With the Renaissance the spirit of enquiry led to free-thinking, and this in turn led to a revival of mathematical magic, astrology, and the Kabbala, to classical studies and thence to knowledge of the classic gods. The legend of Faust was seized upon and the story circulated that to practise magic one had to sell one's soul to the Devil.
The terms mage, Median, Persian, Babylonian, Chaldaean, and Syrian tend to function almost interchangeably in the following texts. The key to these identifications or associations lies in the Persian empire. The mages (Greek magos Old Persian makus) were the professional wise men of the Persian empire, whose expertise was by no means confined to religious matters. When the Persians first made their impact on the Greeks, they had already subsumed the Medes and had taken Babylon within their empire. The Chaldaeans were a series of tribal groups among the Babylonians. The Greeks came to associate them with astronomy and astrology in particular and with magic in general, but there is no indication that they had any such significance for the Babylonians themselves. Other Eastern peoples were added to the mix at a later stage. Syrians were perhaps added in the Seleucid period. The Seleucid kings took over much of the territory of the former Persian empire but were based in Syria. The A.D....
From Astrology to Astronomy, from Alchemy to Chemistry, from animal magnetism to modern hypnotism, from trance inducing drugs to truth serums, from astral flights to airplanes, all of them had their origin in the ancient beliefs, in Witchcraft, in the Old Religion. And modern hypnotism has played a part in all ancient religious ceremonies, though neither called nor known as such then. The constant beat of the torn torn, the incense, the fires, the monotonous chants, the droned prayers, all of this supercharged suggestion led to trances, visions, possessions, some remarkable bodily feats, including the walking through fire, on burning coals, etc.
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