Malkuth Meditations

In magical working meditation is one of the most important tools for growth. Through meditation we learn to quiet the mind and tune into the energies we need to work with in magic. When entering into a magical life the subtal changes that need to take place within are often hard to see. The changes take place gradually and often we don't realize they are happening until later. It is important that we write down the results of our meditations if we are to get as much as possible from them....

Astral Temple of

There are five doors, each with the symbols of the different tarot cards their pathways represent. The altar is opal with orange draperies. There is a fragrance of storax in the air. There are shelves of books betwen the doors on every wall. Writings of all sorts can be found here from books and scrolls, to stone tablets some new some from antiquity. In front of the eight sided opal altar is a pedestal on which you may place the images of this sphere. It is from...

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Below you will find another selection of images for journey work meditation which you can conduct from within your astral temple. Consider the walls of your temple transparent and build the images around you without and within the temple. Return with a detailed paper on your meditation. You have one week until the next paper. Each sphere paper will become more demanding and require more work from you. I hope you enjoy this next bit of visualization and meditational journey work. We begin at...

Temperance Art Key Pathway

The fifteenth card given the key of fourteen. What better card to represent the Renaissance Age than that of Crowley's Art Here the faculties of art and science rise to power. Consciousness flourished, reason thrived and civilisation was revived. Poets and artists worked hand in hand with inventors and men of science. Men like Leonardo De Vinci came to grace the halls of fame. The number fourteen is a combination number mixing unity and the quaternary to produce the pentagon. This five sided...

Judgment The Aeon Key Pathway

This is the twenty first card in the deck given the key of twenty. The sixties ushered forth a revolution which influenced that which followed it tremendously. Like a butterfly effect its ripples continued on long after it's time was up. The apocalypse of Vietnam heralded a new world order of enlightenment. Not so the cataclysmic end of days but rather a time of revelation. From here on in man's knowledge doubled and tripled and kept on growing. The first man in space, the first computers as we...

Malkuth

Being a pathway of the middle pillar, balance and harmony flow to the Physical Realm. It is a downward flowing pathway but to rise up the Tree with pathworkings we much go against the flow of the Tree's natural energy. In doing so we meet much greater resistance and as such it is much harder to rise up the Tree in this physical form. It becomes like swimming against the tide.The energies of the three pillars come together in physical manifestation. The Tarot card fixed to this pathway is often...

Pathway Key Strength

Witchcraft Magazine

Situated on the pathway between Chesed and Geburah this card represents hurdles and obstacles. This is the second harmonising of the masculine and feminine pillars. It links the spheres of mercy and might to create a passive power. Strength from within as opposed to the actual manifestation of physical strength. It is a strength of will. It is the card of vulnerability, danger and over stepping the mark. It is similar to that of the Lovers in that is represents tension, opposition and struggle...

Examples of Self Dedication Rituals

ritual.htm initiation dedication ritual.htm gt I'm going to give you a very quick idea of the astral temple in this section and then just give you some pictures to play with. I'm not going to create a journey work for you in this one since I want you to create your own workings here. That is all I'm going to ask of you regarding meditation on this sphere. The assignment for this sphere will be a little different from the past ones. I will only ask you to post the meditation part of this...

Pathway Key The Star

Situated on the pathway between Netzach and Yesod this card represents hope. The linking of the force of victory with the balance of foundations. The vision of hope for the future. This card is the emblem of the spirit, the mystical centre and of the call of destiny. It is a symbol of imagination and a link to the powers of the unconscious. It is symbolic of renewal and rebirth and also baptism. After destruction comes peace of mind, refreshment and the stirrings of new life. It is the energy...

Hod The Eights

Bondage Complete Restriction Movement

After the expansive expression of the sevens it is time to pull back ones horns and reassess the situation. This necessary retreat is valuable to re Eight of Swords - Restriction. Signifies thoughts in bondage. It is time to cast off outworn thought patterns. The thoughts have too much structure and can not go much Eight of Cups - Seeking. Signifies a time of re-evaluation. Time to view emotions from a more universal standing point. After the over expansion of the seven...

Tiphareth The Sixes

Kabbalah Tiphareth

After the modifications of the fives the idea has found it's feet and is a true creation capable of functioning in all respects. A sense of Six of Swords - Travel. Signifies the first movement after a period of dormancy. Once the trials of the first setback has been overcome the intellect can once again move forward. New perspective can be gained and the mental blockages are cleared away the journey of the mind begins once more. Six of Cups - Memories....

The Magus Magician Key Pathway

The second card in the deck, given the key of one. This card represents the fist masculine energy of force, to become something. The key of one is the first stage of conscious existence, of emerging self-awareness at the beginning of the journey of life. The Magician represents the male force, the creative urge, the first spark from which all things proceed. This is the birth of the cosmos. A totally masculine energy but what would become of such a cosmos Could such a one last No and so there

Geburah The Fives

Five signifies modification and adjustment. After the first trials of the fours we meet with the first problems that need to be solved if work is to continue effectively. This can often appear to bad a time of setbacks, but it is however a necessary adjustment. time to face the obstacles and work through or around them. Five of Swords - Defeat. Signifies the moment when intellect meets with its first obstacle. Things go awry and plans are thwarted. This can often manifest in thoughts of defeat...

The Tower Key Pathway

The seventeenth card given the key of sixteen. The Tower signifies the rise and fall of the industrial age. With materialism replacing spirituality in the level of importance with man the need to grow and progress and develop the new industrial creation is understandable. Man built factories and industries and materialism flowered but the divine will not be suppressed indefinitely and as with the images of this card mans material tower would eventually feel the destruction of lightening from on...

Correspondences

Tarot Correspondences

Magical Image A king, a child, a sacrificed god. Name of Power Yahveh Eloah Va Daath God Goddess made manifest in the Sphere of the Mind Archangel Raphael, Michael. Angels Malachim, the kings. Planetary Attribution The Sun. Virtue Devotion to the Great Work. Vice False pride. Titles The Lesser Countenance. Spiritual Experience Vision of the harmony of things, understanding the mysteries of sacrifice. Deity Colour Clear rose-pink. Archangel Colour Yellow. Angel Colour Rich salmon-pink. Planetary...

The Fool Key Pathway

The first card in the deck, given the key of zero. This card represents the baby of the deck and the dawn of life. When the absence of anything first moves to become something. The Key of Zero is in itself a nothing which is defined a space with a line around it. In the case of the history of progression this is the first moment in timelessness, before life began. The point where something came from the nothing. Imagine if you will the first swirling in space the moment of activity happening....

Pathway Key The Fool

Situated on the pathway between Kether and Chokmah this card represents the beginning of a journey from idea to actuality. The Fool represents the pure innocence of the soul and it's total lack of understanding of the world in which it is manifest. The journey has no solid structure at this stage it is simply the intent to begin. This card represents the chaos before reason. Pure impulse and blind faith in the future. It is like a baby being neither good nor evil, it is simple intent. Behind it...

Pathway Key The Empress

Situated on the pathway between Chokmah and Binah this card represents harmony. It is the first of the pathways that link the opposing pillars together directly to create physical movement towards actuality. Fertility that comes from combining the masculine force and the feminine form. A joining of wisdom and understanding to create knowledge. This card represents synthesis and harmony, the resolving of tension created by duality through the birth of a third unifying principle. It is the...

The Qabalistic Cross

Qabalistic Cross

There are many different ways you can introduce the Tree of Life as a working tool into your spiritual, magical and mundane life. To share them all here with you would be impossible so I'm just going to carry on with the basic works we have done already dealing with what the spheres represent at their core. Tiphareth is a transitional sphere where we pass from one thing to another. Sometimes it is a massive transformation other times it is but a small thing. In the first case it is like a death...

Kether The Aces

The experience of the elemental quality of the Ace on a deeper level. This can manifest in an unformulated way as in the desire to create or bring about an idea in a concrete manner. For example, the desire to paint a picture, write a book or designe a garden. It often gives focus to a reading and can indicate where a creative blockage is occurring. It signifies a deeply desired change. Ace of Swords - Air signifies a drive to mental creation, an idea which...

Strength Lust Key Pathway

The twelfth card in the deck given the key of eleven. This card in Crowley's deck is given the name of Lust and it is with this I shall link this card to the worlds histories. The heights to which all the power houses and empires rose would inadvertently bring about their downfall. Too much expansion leads to over extension and leads to ruin. Did Babylon the whore not ride astride the ravening beast of lust and did the lust not bring about the ultimate end of Babylon the civilisation Consider...

Daath The Mind the Abyss Knowledge Is It A Sphere or A Pathway

Perfumes With Nettle

Having no actual table of correspondence to work with for Daath makes it a challenging issue to address for me. In my studies of late I have gathered a few correspondences for you which I will try to present here. Since very little of easy access is available to us on this it is probably the one area of the Tree we can truly help each other to develop. I will lay out a table of correspondence for you as I have in the other spheres before it and would ask that you all help to fill in the blanks...

The Star Key Pathway

The eighteenth card given the key of seventeen. The Star ushers in a new and more learned age of spirituality. Amidst the ruins of mans creations he lie confused and dazed. Man's once proud material god is laid low but the soul is set free from the chains of the material and powers its gentle light upon humanity like the light of hope in this card. In the aftermath of the bloody conflicts of war man seeks once more a sacred path. In a world of bereavement and wrecked lives faith and the occult...

Pathway Key Judgement

Situated on the pathway between Hod and Malkuth this card represents divine judgment. After the glory may we walk in the kingdom. From Hod to Malkuth it is the passage from purity to the kingdom of heaven. To travel in the other direction can lead to zelotsy. It symbolises duality on a higher plane. The soul is ready to transcend it's earthly plain and saw on new wings above. The psyche is released from it's earthly imprisonment and is reborn. The herald calls the people to rise as if growing...

Pathway Key The High Priestess

Situated on the pathway between Kether and Tiphareth this card represents balance. It is the gateway that stands between the pillars of force and form. The joining of the crown with beauty that carries the soul on its journey towards actuality. The harmonising of opposing forces in indicated here. This card symbolises counterpoise, relativity and the dualism of pairs of opposites. It is the interaction between two poles, which are represented by the two pillars. It is man's experience of...

Pathway Key Temperance

Situated on the pathway between Netzach and Hod this card represents fruitfulness. The third harmonizing of the pillars of force and form, linking victory with glory. The careful balance achieved between force and form. It is the card of combination, of unity and the quaternary produces the pentagon or five sided figure illustrating organic growth. It is inspiration and the reconciliation of several parts in a great whole. It is the seed of new life entering a stage of total passivity. It is...

Holy Guardian Angels

Down the ages there have been many different ideas regarding these beings and it can be a confusing mine field to work through. However, most ideas fall into one of two categories when we whittle them down. There are those who believe the Holy Guardian Angel, hence forth known as HGA, to be a totally external being. They believe it is an entity totally separate from the person which chooses to watch over someone's spiritual well being. Also in this category are the HGA's again separate in...

Pathway Key The Wheel of Fortune

Situated on the pathway between Chesed and Netzach this card represents change. The second purely masculine force pathway, it links mercy with victory. The apparent weakness of mercy leads to the strength of victory. This card symbolizes new beginnings and completion of earlier stages. It is traditionally a card of perfection and is represented by a wheel or circle. Here the second half of the quest begins. Having travelled the inner world of dreams and visions as the Hermit the seeker is ready...

The Hanged Man Key Pathway

This is the thirteenth card in the deck given the key of twelve. This card represents the fall of civilisation into the dark ages. Like an anaesthetic for surgery the dark ages were a much needed holding of civilisations breath, a painful period as is maybe, but one which would stand at the darkest point just before the dawn of a wondrous new age. The number twelve signifies the interaction of unity with duality which gives rise to a third dimension. It is a symbol of renewal and salvation.

The Wheel of Fortune Key Pathway

This is the eleventh card in the deck given the key of ten. This card represents the rise of the great cultures of the world of man. Babylon rises to power and grander and falls into the depths of depravity. Egypt thrives till Alexander the Great arrives with his Greeks. Next the Romans come to power and on and on the wheel of time turns. Ten is the number of change, new beginnings. What once was will be replaced with new and better. The number ten is traditionally thought to be a perfect...

Meditation Netzach

Continuing with the work we began in Hod I would now like to ask you all to try and find ways of turning your weaknesses into strengths. Netzach is the sphere of love and acceptance and this demands that having found our weaknesses in Hod we now take responsibility for them. So often it is easy to sit back and tell ourselves that its not our fault we are the way we are. It is easier by far to say I am selfish because I was deprived as a child, or I am controlling because I had my control taken...

Netzach Astral Temple

Cabala Netzach

It is surrounded by growing things, green leaves make up the walls of this temple. There is a seven sided altar in the center of this temple which is a large emerald, clear and green. If you gaze into its depths you will see there either the Magical Image of Netzach or an image of the deity you wish to venerate here. Each of the five doors open onto a tarot card. The atmosphere here is that of a quiet forset glade. Only small scurrying animals and soft gentle...