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Term: Pyramid


Pyramid: The origin of the word is debatable, although some have claimed it comes from forms of “pyr,” meaning “fire,” and “mid,” meaning middle, hence “fire in the middle.” A pyramid is the name for any three-dimensional object where the base is a polygon and the sides are triangles which meet at one point above the base. The most common forms have a base with three sides (such as used at the top of the pillars used by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) or four sides. Four-sided pyramids were created in large sizes by the ancients all over the world. The pyramid structures had many purposes ranging from temples to mausoleums. It is believed by some that the angles of the Great Pyramid on the Giza plateau have some sort of power that can be reproduced at any size. Models of that pyramid have been used for such things as improving sleep, intensifying dreams, preventing decay in foods, and even keeping razor blades sharp. Although most archeologists and scholars believe that the Great Pyramid was used as a tomb, questions about the design have led others to claim it was used for initiations into magickal groups or for signaling UFOs.


Crystals and Pyramids
Tiny crystals shaped like pyramids are floating throughout the bloodstream, bearing the DNA code of the individual soul. Throughout the universe, the pyramid is known as the principle geometric form for matter and consciousness. Hydrogen atoms ...
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Quartz Crystals
Why use quartz crystals? What is it about them above all other stones that makes them so special? Quartz crystals have been used since ancient times as powerful healing objects and meditation tools, and to make medicinal elixirs. Wise adepts have ...
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Aura Reading & Interpretation
Introduction. Seeing the Aura is one step, but without the ability to read and Interpret is an “empty” skill. To analyze and interpret observations is a key step to success in nearly any endeavor. Always we start by organizing the ...
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Aura Reading
Clairvoyant "reading" of the aura to determine the health, character and spiritual development of the person (or animal) by the colors seen. The main factors to consider are: The various fields about the body reflecting the etheric, astral, ...
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Astral Projection and Skrying
The astral plane is a level of reality that is higher than the physical world, but lower than the divine or spiritual world. It is a place that is in-between. This realm is the invisible blueprint that lies behind all physical forms. All things ...
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Review of the Egyptian Tarot
Summary: A unique and beautiful simulation of ancient Egyptian art combining traditional Tarot concepts and the mysticism of Egypt as described by Jean Baptiste Pitois ("Paul Christian") in his fantastic and romanticized book, The History and ...
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Review of The Enochian Tarot
Summary: Not a beginners deck, the energy and passion in the art, combined with a unique focus on the Enochian system that only loosely—very loosely—follows standard Tarot protocols, make this deck a powerful addition to any magickian’s toolkit, ...
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The Sensual Wicca TarotReview
Summary: A brilliant attempt to present the Tarot, Wicca, and the Wiccan aspects of sexuality that doesn’t quite succeed due to limitations of format and skill. Still, at times this deck soars above the limitations and is filled with brilliance and ...
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