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Tarot Tip: Ten Practical Questions to Ask the Tarot
Date: 2009-09-30   By: Llewellyn
I can't stress enough how one of the most important components of a successful reading is the question and how it's asked. The more targeted a question is, the more likely it is the answer will be useful. I really dislike the term "proactive," but it aptly describes the type of question that will yield the best results. Here are ten examples
Making Your Own Banishing (Some Fast Guidelines)
Date: 2009-10-22   By: Llewellyn
Use what you know, metaphysically as well as in the mundane world. For example, I mentioned the one witch I knew who washed her hands to get rid of “evil” spirits. I like anime, so I use some of those symbols and images, as well as concepts from computer science, physics, movies, fiction, etc. A banishing should ready you to do magic and
Esoteric Qabalistic Pattern for the Court Cards of the Tarot
Date: 2009-10-22   By: Llewellyn
Source SephirahRoot ElementInvisible Path NumberCourt CardBasic ElementKetherAir41Knight of SwordsAirKetherAir42Queen of SwordsAirKetherAir43King of SwordsAirKetherAir44Page of SwordsAirSource SephirahRoot ElementInvisible Path NumberCourt CardBasic ElementChockmahFire33Knight of WandsFireChockmahFire34Queen of WandsFireChockmahFire35King of
Exercise: Finding Your Power Animal
Date: 2009-11-13   By: Llewellyn
Finding, meeting, and getting to know your power animal is one of the most important things you ever do. Your power animal is the source of all of your shamanic power and, from now on, you always will have an animal ally by your side. After I had learnt to journey and found my power animal, one of my first shamanic teachers said to me: “Mike,
Basic Elements of the Shamanic Worldview
Date: 2009-11-13   By: Llewellyn
Aside from the many cultural differences between ancient and modern shamanic communities worldwide, there are a few basic commonalities in terms of the underlying worldview shared by almost all of the people in a shamanic community. These include: An individual is both unique and indistinguishable from his environment. The entire world shares
Close Encounter of the First Kind: Red Rocks, December, 2000
Date: 2009-11-16   By: Llewellyn
From Messages, by Stan Romanek ...[M]y wife Lisa and I met online in the summer of 2000 and soon struck up an Internet friendship, swapping near daily e- mails. Eventually, I wanted to take our friendship to its next step and meet in person, but as she was then living in Nebraska and I was in Colorado, such a get-together appeared most
They Are Among Us
Date: 2009-11-16   By: Llewellyn
I was the lodge master of a German/American Freemason lodge in San Francisco, California. On a cold Monday night in December 1966, I had just closed the weekly meeting, and, as was my habit, I was waiting until the last lodge member had left so I could turn off the lights. One lodge brother was still present, putting on his overcoat and hat. His
The First Grand Lodge
Date: 2009-11-17   By: Llewellyn
In 1717, four lodges located in London came together and created the first Grand Lodge, the oldest Masonic Grand Lodge. It is important to re- member that this is the date given for the formation of the Grand Lodge of England, not the beginning of Freemasonry. For the Grand Lodge to have been created, lodges would have to already have been in
An Angelic Herbal Enchantment for Motivation
Date: 2009-12-16   By: Llewellyn
I designed this spell for myself when I was under the deadline gun to finish this very book. It was early December, and the completed manuscript was due in mid-February. My nerves were shot, as I was constantly interrupted by phone calls, errands, my kids coming home from college, decorating for Yule, and my other family commitments, not to
What is Gnosticism?
Date: 2009-12-31   By: Llewellyn
Gnosticism: (from Greek gnosis,” knowledge”) Any of a set of wildly diverse spiritual traditions that emerged in the ancient world around the beginning of the Common Era. Their exact origins are the subject of violent disputes among modern scholars, but Greek mystical traditions, Zoroastrian dualism from Persia, Jewish teachings, and early

In the Major Arcana of the Tarot, the Fool goes on a journey. This is similar to the Hero's Journey in mythology, and some view the ups and downs of the Major Arcana as the pathway the Fool takes to wisdom. Most people take the "Fool's Journey" several times during their life. If we hold the journey up as a template against our own life, it can... read this article
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The Angels of Your Sun Sign
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