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CREATURES IN WATER ,AIR AND EARTH (Z)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  4/10/17) CEREMONIAL MAGIC AND SORCERY CEREMONIAL magic is the ancient art of invoking and controlling spirits by a scientific application of certain formulæ. A magician, enveloped in sanctified vestments and carrying a wand inscribed with hieroglyphic figures, … Continue reading

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CREATURES IN WATER ,AIR AND EARTH (CT)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  15/10/16) THE MAGIC OF METALS AND GEMS According to the teachings of the Mysteries, the rays of the celestial bodies, striking the crystallizing influences of the lower world, become the various elements. Partaking of the astral virtues … Continue reading

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CREATURES IN WATER ,AIR AND EARTH (E)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  01/02/16) Stones, Metals and Gems EACH of the four primary elements as taught by the early philosophers has its analoguein the quaternary terrestrial constitution of man. The rocks and earth correspond to thebones and flesh; the water … Continue reading

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CREATURES IN WATER ,AIR AND EARTH (D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  07/03/15) Flowers, Plants, Fruits, and Trees THE yoni and phallus were worshiped by nearly all ancient peoples as appropriate symbols of God’s creative power. The Garden of Eden, the Ark, the Gate of the Temple, the Veil … Continue reading

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CREATURES IN WATER ,AIR AND EARTH (C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  10/06/14) PHŒNIX OR EAGLE, WHICH? On the left is the bird’s head from the first Great Seal of the United States (1782) and on the right the Great Seal of 1902. When the first great Seal was … Continue reading

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CREATURES IN WATER ,AIR AND EARTH (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 20/09/13) REPTILES The serpent was chosen as the head of the reptilian family. Serpent worship in some form has permeated nearly all parts of the  earth. The serpent mounds of the American Indian; the carved-stone snakes of … Continue reading

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CREATURES IN WATER ,AIR AND EARTH (A)

Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles and Birds Part One THE creatures inhabiting the water, air, and earth were held in veneration by all races of antiquity. Realizing that visible bodies are only symbols of invisible forces, the ancients worshiped the Divine … Continue reading

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