Llewellyn’s Complete Book of the Rider Waite Smith Tarot by Sasha Graham
You can hear or read something many times and not "get it." Until that one time when you do. Maybe it was the way it was said. Maybe your brain was poised to receive. Whatever the case, Graham, in her incredible book on the Rider Waite Smith Tarot, helped me understand the importance of Freemasonry's influence on tarot. I hope you enjoy this excerpt as much as I did.
The Golden Dawn’s structural forefather is Freemasonry. Freemasonry and tarot’s common denominator is a perfectly designed structure. Freemasonry’s elegant organization was a core reason the Golden Dawn existed with
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jean-Louis de Biasi, author of Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons, The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis, and the forthcoming Rediscover the Magick of the Gods and Goddesses. Jean-Louis is also Lifetime Grand Master of the Ordo Aurum Solis and Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Cross.
Every child in the United States, as well as every new US citizen, knows “The Pledge of Allegiance,” written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy: “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
In 1942, the United States Congress officially recognized the following
There has been a debate on the internet concerning the future of magick. I saw a discussion about it on Aaron Leitch's Blog. There, Aaron discusses comments by Jake Stratton-Kent concerning the future of magick.
One of the problems in this discussion is the use of jargon. Aaron reveals, "Jake is a goetic magician, but that doesn’t mean what you probably think it does. When Jake uses the term “goetia” he’s not talking about the Renaissance grimoire of that name (which we will refer to as the Goetia of Solomon) – nor about something so simplistic as “working with demons”. Instead he is referring to one of the most primordial foundations of Western occultism: the ancient
I am very honored to present the following guest post by Jean-Louis de Biasi. In a recent post I described a meeting with him and our sharing of ideas. One of his goals is to take the practices and ideas of Freemasonry and make them available and usable by anyone. He wrote to me sharing his motivation for this article: "I am always amazed when I listen [to] people in Freemasonry and elsewhere saying that a text is symbolic…even when such texts are violent and dangerous." I hope you enjoy this…
IN THE NAME OF SYMBOLISM!
By Jean-Louis de Biasi
It is commonly understood that symbols are a necessary part of the spiritual path. In ancient and modern texts, you can find many