Hermeticism and Unity with God

“Another system that should perhaps be fitted into the Gnostic framework is Hermeticism. It is very diverse and it draws its material from many sources within the Western Mystery traditions; it considers that the whole of mankind is on a spiritual journey that is designed to return to a state of unity with the mind…

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Magic of Matter, Mysticism of Spirit, Psychic Between

“The mere transcending of phenomena does not entail the attainment of the Absolute. Magic, even at its best, extends rather than escapes the boundaries of the phenomenal world. It stands, where genuine, for that form of transcendentalism which does abnormal things, but does not lead anywhere. … The true ‘Science of Ultimates’ must be a…

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Everywhere Church of the Spiritual Man

“The holy man hath his church in himself, wherein he hears and teaches. But Babel hath a heap of stones into which she goes with her seeming holiness and real hypocrisy. There she loved to be seen in fine clothes, and making a very devout and godly show. The church of stone s her God,…

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Pythagorean Y and the Road Less Traveled

“The famous Pythagorean Y signified the power of choice and was used in the Mysteries as emblematic of the Forking of the Ways. The central step separated into two parts, one branching to the right and the other to the left. The branch to the right was called Divine Wisdom and the one to the…

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