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Holy Kabbalah – Ancient Origins and Development in Occult Spirituality & Magic Traditions

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Prior to its incorporation into quasi-magical systems and traditions, the Kabbalah formed the basis of the Hebrew (Semitic) spiritual mysticism that originated in Mesopotamia and from the Anunnaki-based sources…

EnochianMagicfrontcrop [This blog adaptively extracted from Enochian Magic & Kabbalah by Joshua Free. The Liber-K materials are also available in the Mardukite Year-4 anthology, History of the Necronomicon and the mega-anthology NECRONOMICON GNOSIS.]

…It was not until the later Christian-ruling period of the Dark Ages that the Kabbalah became an ‘esoteric’ part of the ‘underground’ traditions of counter-culture magicians and sorcerers.

To the Hebrew (or Jewish) people today, the QBL (Qabala) simply came from “God”, or rather the ‘voice of God’ as the angel Metatron. In the Anunnaki lore predating the same versions from the same locales, we find this ‘force’ to instead be attributed to the scribe of the gods, observed as NABU in the Babylonian (Mardukite) system, or in others as the “Mercurial-Thoth-Hermes” archetypal current.

kabbalahss In essence, the Kabbalah (and its origins) always comes from a godly source and is composed of knowledge of the gods that would otherwise be ‘forbidden’ for humans to be given comprehension of. Even today, if I were to be of a Judeo-Christian purist mind, I would not be even setting such words onto paper or exploring these mysteries for public benefit at all, nor would the subject of God be explored in this sense – which is of course, blasphemy and heretical.

Given the wide range of devotion found not only in the most ancient interpretations of the Anunnaki traditions while still being observed in their prehistoric forms in Babylon and Sumer (and surrounding areas), but also throughout the evolving history of spiritual tradition, it can be incredibly difficult to always plot a one-to-one comparison of the varying worldviews.

HistoryNecronewcrop When examining the plethora of magical books, esoteric grimoires, varying ‘keys’ of Solomon, Abramelin, or whoever else, we find reoccurring signposts that return us to the original Anunnaki systems from which the later Assyrian and Semitic lore was derived.

In fact this early lore of Mesopotamia can be found to be mainly responsible for the ‘source’ of all the later systems that came to develop in varying cultural-regions on the planet. It is the ‘understanding’ and ‘use’ of the developing beliefs surrounding these ideas that seems to keep the knowledge (and its carriers) ‘separated’.

reality138 Quoting from the Anunnaki & The Kabbalah essay/lecture given by Joshua Free in 2008:

Although the concept of ‘Anunnaki Aliens’ became too obscure to behold for the rising civilizations coming afterward to behold – the general theme that became central to all spiritual traditions is: there is an all-powerful Divine Source outside of this time-space that does not necessarily make a visible, beholdable, tangible appearance in this world as we might want to personify, but there are these ‘intermediaries’ or ‘angel’ spirits and demons that seem to reside somewhere between our understanding of existence and this all-encompassing non-fragmented and wholeness realization of the All-as-One.

The Kabbalah as Cosmic Map of Fragmentation of Spiritual Energy and Return to Source

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The mystical state of what has now been classified as ‘entanglement’ could only be defined as a ‘wholeness’, ‘interconnected’ or ‘All-as-One’ aspect of reality. But this was found to be too ‘transparent’ for the minds of contemporary humans and so we find the birth of systems created by the human mind by which these relationships can be better defined.

EnochianMagicfrontcrop [This blog officially excerpted from Enochian Magic & Kabbalah by Joshua Free, also available in the Mardukite Year-4 anthology: History of the Necronomicon]

Before the time of humans there existed a race of intelligent life that was not nearly as fixed to the ‘condensed’ perceptions of physical reality that we might be familiar with. We look toward such beings today, based on our present recollection of history and the accounts made concerning divine encounters with humans, and we call them gods, angels, spirits…

The Kabbalah represents the relationship between the purely spiritual and purely material realms — which are altogether one and the same.

310117_10151924936286988_1291959134_n During this descent to Earth and the transition of ‘light beings’ into ‘conscious lifeforms’ on this plane, a Brotherhood of Light was formed for the specific purpose of guiding this massive move toward ‘direct genetic intervention’ – a means to create suitable bodies in a suitable “physical” environment, meaning the formation of genetic vehicles…bodies.

This is the standard by which we might come to better know the ancient mysteries that are before us, waiting for us to break their code. The Semitic or Hebrew Kabbalah is one of, though not, the oldest ‘map’ by which the human mind can evolve to understand how and why things are the way they are – a means of exploring the basic ‘pattern’ of all existences able to be experienced, since they are all one existence, simply experiencing itself in ‘fragmented’ forms.

reality138 The formation of any Kabbalah that is relevant will usually drawn upon a very familiar archetype, one that promotes an understanding of the cosmos on all levels – the pattern that is manifest in the universe as a macrocosm, but also the fundamental evolution of ‘intelligent design’ that can be found in the microcosm or fundamental ‘level’ of all being – and that is the tree, usually expressed as either the Tree of Life or the “Tree of Knowledge”, but always a tree…

[For additional information on this nature of knowledge, visit the NexGen Systemological Society.]

GNOMONIC EXPANSION found within the pattern of tree-growth is expressive on not only the symbolic but also the literary ‘formation’ of the basic patterns of life, ever reaching outward, expanding from a ‘source’ and sharing a ‘fractal’ relationship with the ‘whole’. Such an understanding of reality has most certainly remained ‘esoteric’ or ‘hidden’ in the folds of what has become an otherwise ‘mundane’ human experience.

EnochianMagicfrontcrop The “tree” as the “key” makes its expected debut appearance among the lore of the Mesopotamians. In the archetypal Babylonian (Mardukite) paradigm, it is representative of all of the things we find in later systems (such as those of the Semitic Hebrew and even the Norse Vikings and Druids).

As a microcosm, the “tree” is representative of the interconnected nature of all life and existence. This is a direct indication that we are all from the same Source and that all life and existence shares this relationship. In essence, all of the ‘true’ spiritual and mystical traditions and systems to later ‘bloom’ also shared this basic tenet as the foundation of their beliefs and practices. The ‘manifestation’ seen eminent in the cosmos and on the planet or in the course of a person’s own ‘spiritual progression’ could all be charted as some ‘branch’ or ‘pathway’ that has or had extended from this All-Source of which everything is entangled into!!!

FREE MODERN MAGICK SCHOOL LESSON, Elemental Magick: Cosmic Universal Powers with Joshua Free

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Apprenticeship: Merlyn’s School of Magick & Wizardry — First appearing in New Babylon Rising” (Issue #4, April 2012) — this ‘apprenticeship lesson’ is part of a progressive curriculum adaptation series drawn from the work of Merlyn Stone and the Arcanum notebooks.

LESSON 5 – ELEMENTAL MAGICK & NATURE POWER

arcanum2012thumb As we perceive them in the fragmented physical world, there appear to be four primary elements (plus a fifth of quintessence).

EARTH provides the sorcerer with structure, substance and foundation. They are the keys to abundance.

AIR offers communication, illumination, focus and clarity; the codes of intellect.

FIRE gives strength, courage, vitality and faith, offering personal and external protection.

WATER brings transformation, healing and purity, the means to inner wisdom.

Sounds pretty good, eh?
So HOW does one go about tapping into this awesome spectrum of elemental powers?

ANSWER: The sorcerer employs Elvish and Druidic practices.

druidcomptinythumb ELEMENTALISM

The basic foundation of all practical Nature/Earth-oriented systems of magick operating under the premise that knowledge of the “composition” of energy enables it to be used and transformed constructively.

Although traditions vary concerning the quantity of elements and the divisions of the attributes, most of the non-chemical paradigms are based on the four basic currents: air, earth, fire and water. These forces, as well as metallic elements interpreted in the form of planetary energy, became the focus of ancient alchemy.

The material elements, earth and air, divide the basic interpretive division into solids and gasses. Water was later discovered to be composed of more elements and fire was rejected from the model as a “process” of combustion, not a standalone element.

QUANTUM METAPHYSICS & ELEMENTALISM

reality177 In the elemental model proposed by Joshua Free in ARCANUM, earth and air correspond to the first two forms of manifestation that modern science becomes familiar with: gravity-G and electromagnetism-EM.

The discovery of the other two sub-atomic nuclear forces completes the fourfold “standard model” of Western Elementalism.

In this model, fire corresponds to the W-weak (nuclear) force responsible for radiation, fusion and heat. The qualities found in the water element correspond to the S-strong (nuclear) force that bonds and unites particles together all across the fabric of space. This model has never before been presented in New Age literature.

wizardryfrontcvr ELEMENTAL MAGICK

Elemental magick is the basis for all practical systems used in the New Age. Every facet of virtually any philosophical, scientific or magickal model can be reduced to an elemental relationship.

Wizards and magical practitioners who use such models in their interpretation of energy and existence are called “Elementalists.”

Elementalists have already gained a sense of this unifying force in their own models, calling it Akasha, the essence of all things both manifest and invisible. It suggests a new vision for the “aether” as an inter-dimensional shroud or brane by which the elemental forces are able to vibrate their existence. This “fifth element” or spiritual dimension would in fact hold the sum of the other elements in it as well. This is why Akasha has the peculiar attribute of being a fifth “encompassing” element and yet the product of all four at the same time. This type of metaphysics is only discernible by adopting “dimensional theories.”

ELEMENTAL POWER

elemtnaltrian For novices, elementalism can be a quite individual path of exploration. It requires that the student work with and understand the energy of each of the elements. Not only are physical manifestations of the elements employed, astral journeys and visualizations into the elemental realms or “domains” are also observed.

When calling elementals to the ritual nemeton, these beings or conscious personifications of the energetic current, are visualized as coming to the edge of the circle.

The wizard invites their energy into the nemeton via intention. Elemental tablets and candles (of an appropriate color) are set out at each of the four directions, each corresponding to a specific element.

In traditional interpretations they are:
NORTH = earth
EAST = air
SOUTH = fire
WEST = water

Sacred Order of the Crystal Dawn, Magick School established in 1998 with Joshua Free (Merlyn Stone)

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Since the dawn of time, the Earth has been graced with our presence, the true Guardians of the Earth and stewards of the Secrets of the Universe. Sorcerers. Wizards. Mystics. Now is the time for us to emerge and awaken from our hiding places and greet the times, being what they are.

wizardryfrontcvr The Sacred Order of the Crystal Dawn, or rather what it represents, has been dormant for centuries, awaiting a time when the “wizard” might resume a rightful role in society – and it is a time of awakening where many will be bonding together (and coming apart) to once again partake in the secret ceremonies, in accordance with the Great Plan of the Illuminati…

[This blog post has been officially excerpted from the Wizardry anthology, a companion to the Arcanum textbook of Merlyn’s School of Magick & Wizardry.]

arcanum2012thumb CHAPTER DEFINITIONS
The Chapter: defined as a “fellowship” of members. The individual “chapters” must notify their “Grant Chapter” of their region concerning their existence. Only one “Grand Chapter” can operate in a particular state or region as defined by the “Home Office.”

CHAPTER HIERARCHY

NEOPHYTE – The first degree of the Crystal Dawn, represented by the small green (new growth) diamond as found in alchemical texts to represent the novice “puffer” on a red triangle (of the flaming spirit).

reality177 ENTERED APPRENTICE – A second degree initiate who has been allowed to partake in the “Awakening” ceremony after proper study and preparations. The grade is represented by the sign use by alchemists to represent salt (in blue) which looks like a scarab – representing the union and absolution of opposition, within an orange triangle.

ADEPT – A third degree initiate who has proven prowess in the magickal arts including the high ceremonial arts. The grade is represented by the black and white eclipse sign on a checkered triangle.

AWAKENED APPRENTICE – The fourth degree of the Crystal Dawn, also a second degree “sorcerer’s apprentice” is reserved for an initiate in the mystical arts that extend outside the contemporary defined boundaries of “magick” and “wizardry,” possibly including, but not limited to the practical uses of intuition and psionic abilities. The grade is represented by a red androgyne sign (of fusion) on a green triangle (“coming forth”).

picture094 MASTER – A fifth degree initiate who has completed the introductory or ‘educational’ degrees preset by the Crystal Dawn, often taking as much as three years of work and study. The sign used to represent the grade is a purple all-seeing eye within a ‘squared’ blue circle (all of which is in a triangle). This is the sign of the philosopher’s stone.

INITIATION
Entrance (admittance) to each degree is also supplemented by an initiation ceremony that is open to members in good standing who are of an equal degree or above (to that which the initiate is being installed to at that time).

SPONSORSHIP
To be granted membership (initiation) into a chapter, the candidate must be ‘sponsored’ with a ‘referral’ by an existing member in good standing with the Order. The sponsor must be present at the time of the initial installation (initiation) of the Neophyte.

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Sacred Secrets of Abramelin the Mage, Advanced Magick, Arcanum with Joshua Free

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Since the magical revival of the 1800’s, one tome — one magical grimoire — stands apart from the plethora of material reconstituted by the hands of MacGregor Mathers and other members of esoteric sects like the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn… The Book of Abramelin… The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage…

The mysteries of this sacred magic — this secret magick — are explored at length in Joshua Free’s underground masterpiece self-teaching curriculum: ARCANUM

picture094 ABRAMELIN’S sacred tradition is preserved in the only grimoire of Holy Magick that correlates to the abilities and practices of “biblical mages” and the magick of the Tetragrammaton. It relies on the practitioner’s relationship with Divine Names and success is highly dependent on personal purity and necessity. There are no “bizarre” sigils used or obscure practices required, as the work alludes that such are “evil” anyways. There are no intricate ceremonies or complex castings of nemetons. The elements are not addressed and are actually shunned as “lesser powers” than what if necessary for the work concerned.

THE BOOK OF ABRAMELIN acknowledges the use of planetary and other forms of magickal timing, but says to avoid such “atrocities” since the power of God is always present. This actually simplifies things significantly from an operative-ceremonial perspective, but the 18-month preparatory period remains to be swallowed.

IMG000233 While the magick squares themselves have been frequently exported from the system, the process of self-initiation and apprenticeship to the Higher Self is either not desirable to most practitioners or within their means. Seclusion from all worldly powers is advised in order to attain the highest powers, which explains why the stereotypical wizard lives as a hermit. The book also illustrates that many spiritual masters have gone into the wilderness to gather or compliment their wisdom. Such concepts are not foreign to seekers of Nature-oriented mysticism. If the wizard, called a “mage” in this system, cannot work outdoors at an altar of “unhewn” (uncut) stone, then instructions for the consecration of a proper “prayer-room” are included.

It is preferred if the mage can live a solitary life during the 18-month purification period. Idle talk, arguments, uncleanliness and residual energy from others can interfere with the sanctity of the process.

arcanum2012thumb The axiom that “cleanliness is next to godliness” might have emerged from this priestly work, for it has never been more fitting. The mage is instructed to remain as clean as possible during the purification period, both externally and internally. This includes: bathing, clothing, bedding, the floor, the food eaten and the thoughts dwelt upon.

Following “Old Testament” Hebrew law, the mage is permitted to share a bed with his wife, but she should also keep to a clean regimen, which includes refraining from sharing a bed with the mage or entering the “prayer-room” during menstruation. [The personal observation of the present author is that as opposed to viewing this monthly cycle as “evil” or “sinful” (as is generally insinuated by most interpretations), menstruation is simply an obstruction to the overall goals of cleanliness maintained for both the period of purification as well as the temples of this tradition in general. The goal of the priest-mage is to maintain a controlled environment to the highest reasonable extent.]

Extend your learning even further! Imagine the power of knowledge in your own hands with the discovery of these and many other arcane mysteries at your finger-tips in ARCANUM by Joshua Free, sponsored by Merlyn’s School of Magick & Wizardry, a division of the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press and NexGen Systemological Society.

Secrets of Dragon Magick (lesson) – Essence of Dragon’s Blood in Arcanum with Joshua Free

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Dragons are significant archetypes in ancient mythologies and the magickal world of modern wizards. The earliest creation epics (of Sumerian or Ubaid-Sumerian origin) depict the Earth Planet as the “body” of a great dragon, and the skies as the “head.” The ancient Druids, descended from the primordial line of Dragon Kings by way of the Tuatha d’Anu (Tuatha de Dannan), referred to the Earth as a dragon…

arcanum2012thumb Explore this and hundreds of other facets of new age, metaphysical and occult mysteries in Joshua Free’s underground masterpiece: ARCANUM.

The subject of the lesson in this blog also applies strongly in the curriculum of our magnet school: Merlyn’s School of Druidry & Magick.

Additional specialized information specific to ‘dragons’ may also be found in the 15th anniversary edition of Joshua Free’s DRACONOMICON.

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DRAGON’S BLOOD (Daemonorpos draco)
A powerful herbal resin derived from the palm tree. It is burned as incense for protection, love/sexuality and fire-gazing (skrying) as attributed to the fire element and Mars. Resonating sacredness, it is burned for the purification of an area or nemeton. Men put pieces of dragon’s blood under their bed or carry it to regain “sexual virility.” The most common ritual application for the substance is dragon magick or dragon calling, although the use of the incense might in part be a incomprehension of “dragon-blood,” an ancient genetic requirement for magickal practice. The resin still vibrates the “feared” draconic energy that has been literally demonized since its designation, “daemonorops,” literally means “demon shrub.” The sap-like resin is drawn from the unripe fruit of the “Dragon’s Blood Palm Tree,” making it almost impossible for most American herbalists to become self-sufficient in their supply. — authorized excerpt from Arcanum by Joshua Free

arcanum2012thumb Joshua Free‘s “ARCANUM” materials have reached critical public acknowledgment as the new standard for 21st century pursuits into such topics as:

– Ritual & Ceremonial Magick for Invocation & Evocation of Spirits
– The Nature of Spirits, Angels & Gods, Vampyres, Druids, Dragon Kings & Elves
– Use of Spells, Sigils, Seals and Magic Squares for Love, Money & Power
– Energy Work – Auras & Chakras, Quantum, Unified Fields and String Theory
– Prophecy, Visions, Divination & Skrying, Astrophysics, Ancient Aliens & Religious Traditions
…and much much more!

picture094 Even if you only BUY ONE BOOK this year — make it ARCANUM by Joshua Free and you will forever treasure this adventure of a lifetime!

For the first time since its prestigious debut underground release in 2008, the Great Magickal Arcanum materials are available in print as an all-in-one volume, reformatted and revised to include the hundreds of facets of history, theory, practice, examples and diagrams of the original notebooks all candidly described for all ages by Joshua Free.

More details concerning dragon magick, dragon tradition, dragon callings and other related matters of the occult may be found in ARCANUM. Intensive background and history is also explored deeply in the ‘druidry‘ writings of Joshua Free including BOOK OF ELVEN-FAERIE and DRACONOMICON, both of which appear in the amazing anthology THE DRUID COMPLEAT by Joshua Free.

Truth about Christmas Winter Solstice Yule Festival meaning defined with Arcanum by Joshua Free

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“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown…”

Okay, well, Linus and the Peanuts gang got it almost right. Of course, like most of the mainstream contemporary spoon-fed and ignorant human population, they are propagating the fundementalist Christian perspective of Christmas — drawn from a religious system which seldom admits its plethora of borrowings, from the baptism to the covenant of sacraments and holidays, none of which are original or exclusive to the Judeo-Christian tradition.

In Joshua Free’s underground literary masterpiece, ARCANUM, we read:

arcanum2012thumb An ancient festival that observes the astronomical significance of the shortest day of the year on approximately December 21st, and being the darkest day of the dark half of the year, the Moon rules this solstice (whereas the Sun rules the Summer Solstice).

In most contemporary and ancient “pagan” and “aboriginal” traditions, the Winter Solstice is also recognized as the rebirth of the Sun-King or the Star-Child, as the strength of the Sun (and consequently, the length of day) begins to grow from this point of the wheel of the year until the summer solstice. For this reason the Vatican installed their own version of this “birth” as Christmas — a “rebirth” observed annually by billions of people on the planet. In many European-based traditions, the winter solstice is identified as Jul or Yule. The Druids held mistletoe, holly, ivy and other evergreens to be especially sacred during this time of year. These forms of life continue to thrive in spite of winter.

The “Yule log” is an ancient needfire tradition of burning a large log (often received as a gift or from one’s own property). It is burned along with a piece of the previous year’s log, and is allowed to smolder for twelve nights (until “Twelfth Night”). The festival is also called Mean Geimhridh in some Celtic Traditions and Alban Arthuann (“Light of the Bear”) in others (particularly Welsh, Barddas or Pheryllt-based). As an astrological event observed within the zodiac, the winter solstice occurs when the Sun enters Capricorn. — from ARCANUM by Joshua Free

Let us then turn to the words of the Gnostic mentors; here Samael Aun Weor writes:

310117_10151924936286988_1291959134_n “My brothers and sisters: observe the King Star in its elliptical movement. The sun moves from south to north and from north to south. The birth of the Sun Child is celebrated when the Sun advances towards the north. The Sun Child is born the twenty-fourth of December at midnight in order to dawn on the twenty-fifth. If the Sun Christ did not advance towards the north, the entire Earth would become a great mass of ice and all life would perish, therefore from the twenty-fourth of December the Sun God advances toward the north in order to animate, give heat and life to all creatures.”

“The Sun Child is born the twenty-fourth of December at midnight in order to dawn on the twenty-fifth, and is crucified on the spring equinox to give life to everything that exists. The fixed date of its birth and the variable date of its death always have a deep significance within all the religious theologies. The Sun Child is born weak and needy in this humble manger of the world and in one of those very long nights of winter, where the days are very short in the regions of the north.”

“During the time of Christmas, the sign of the Celestial Virgin rises on the horizon, and thus this is how the child is born in order to save the world. During his infancy, the Sun Christ is surrounded by dangers, since by all means its is very clear that during the first days the kingdom of darkness is much longer than light — his kingdom — yet despite all the terrible dangers that threaten him, he survives.”

“Time passes… the days cruelly are extended, and finally the spring equinox — Easter, the Holy Week — arrives, which is the moment in which he has to cross from one end to the other — that is, the moment of the crucifixion of the Lord on this, our world. The Sun Christ crucifies himself on our planet Earth in order to give life to everything that exists. After his death, he resurrects within all creation in order to ripen the grape and every grain. The law of the Logos is sacrifice.”

This cosmic universal dramatic orchestration is also mirrored in the Akiti (Zagmuk) New Year Celebration in ancient Babylon, observed when the Sun enters Aries (or at least did 4,000 years ago) at the Spring Equinox. Sacred space, temples and traditions from all over the globe revisit the symbolism of this very ancient passion play of the birth and death of the sacrificial Sun King — an archetypal observation embedded deep in the psyche of humanity. When the mass conversion to Christianity was taking place, the entire tradition and its customs were rooted in local “pagan” methodologies in order to make the absorption into indigenous cultures more widely accepted…

IF UNCOVERING THE TRUTH BEHIND THESE TYPES OF ANCIENT MYSTERIES ARE OF INTEREST TO YOU, CHECK OUT THE BOOKS BY JOSHUA FREE AVAILABLE FROM THE MARDUKITE TRUTH SEEKER PRESS OR REQUEST THEM WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD!

FREE MAGICK, Lesson Two “Visualization & Ritual” — Merlyn’s School of Magick & Wizardry with Joshua Free

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Apprenticeship: Merlyn’s School of Magick & Wizardry — First appearing in “New Babylon Rising” (Issue #2, February 2012) — this ‘apprenticeship lesson’ is part of a cumulative (progressive) curriculum drawn from the work of ‘Merlyn Stone‘ and the “Arcanum” notebooks.

LESSON 2 – VISUALIZATION

wizardryfrontcvr A key to the process of magick is the “art” of visualization. This is the innate ability to create images and pictures in the mind. Problems on the physical plane are often created (and even resolved) from the process of “visualization” — where we place our ‘focus’ and process energy through. The mastery of visualization is a mental power which enables a magician or wizard to gain a level of control over the physical world — influencing the ‘lower’ by operating via the ‘higher’. Basic visualization-based rituals follows this formula:

: 1. Raising Energy
:: 2. Visualizing the Desired Change
::: 3. Sending Energy to the Cause

arcanum2012thumb Visualization is the primary ability to maintain conscious control over the subconscious mind using innate faculties of “imagery.” These skills allow you to observe changes as if they have already taken place and put attentive energies into these images. All change actually works on this principle: a person sees the desired change in their mind and then acts.

RITUAL MAGICK — Thus is ritual magick, enabling one to allow changes to occur more rapidly then when left alone to themselves. In magickal terms, this is called the “channeling and harvesting of energy to direct it to a desired target to affect a change.”

arcanum2012thumbIn addition to the ability to visualize concrete imagery, the sorcerer must also possess concentration and thought discipline. “Thought magick” requires the mental skills to hold a clear image in the mind for prolong periods of time. This is where most novices will usually require the most personal development to be able to execute effective magick.

VISUALIZATION EXERCISE — Begin by sitting comfortably and allow your thoughts to drift for several minutes. First, go through what you were thinking and cause (or will) it to be replayed as precisely as possible. Next, allow your thoughts to drift and then still your mind, holding one thoughtform in your head for as long as you can. Don’t strain, but focus on a single thought. If your mind begins to wander, gently correct yourself and begin to focus on the thought again. The final step is to keep the mind completely clear of all thoughts for as long as possible. Practice with these basic techniques is essential to gaining the necessary discipline over the mind.

wizardryfrontcvr Relaxation is critical to concentration. This is the ability to gain and keep a relaxed state of inner peace at will. Of course, not all magickal practices require a “sedated” state of mind, but absolute clarity in your focus is essential, including self-control and self-discipline, particularly concerning emotional energies. Such workings where violent imagery will better aid magick, would of course, be nullified by “relaxation” for the entire duration, but without proper focus, the energy in the ritual can become “wild magick.”

RELAXATION EXERCISE — Relaxation may be achieved by sitting or laying in a position comfortable and free of having to tense your muscles. When your muscles begin to tense or you get anxious, regulate your breathing and will your muscles to relax. Restlessness is fairly common to those who are not used to such stillness. Becoming proficient in such skills will greatly prepare you for the magickal work ahead.

arcanum2012thumb As a final testament of your ability, try this: relax, clear your mind, then make an intentional recall of a specific recent event – consciously replaying the same stretch of information from memory, capturing as much of the original details as possible. Reproduce the emotional involvement and stimuli: visual, physical sensations, sounds, smells, and so forth.

Great Magickal Arcanum, Merlyn’s School of Magick & Wizardry RE-OPENS!

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GREAT MAGICKAL ARCANUM – THE UNIVERSAL UNIFICATION

ARCANUM by Joshua Free is a unique literary contribution toward the harmonic unification of the knowledge that has received many names through the ages: magickal, occult, pseudo-scientific and now, “quantum.” The rise of technology and the recent “information age” has provided a wellspring of metaphysical lore, but it is not mutually synchronous with other knowledge or even other New Age systems, often due to vocabulary use. “New Agers” separate their sects and factions in the same manner as the scientists and the religious officials, and we (as a society) have not been progressing towards global unity. All of our developments and paradigms of truth continue to grow and prove themselves only when isolated within the system in which they were designed.

arcanum2012thumb This innovative presentation requires that YOU have immediate access to supplemental information on any given facet of related knowledge. This is indicated in the text by the appearance of “links” or bold-faced type that prompts YOU to explore other specific parts of the book for additional clarification. This design allowed the author the ability to cover more topics in a tighter space without having to be unnecessarily repetitive in reprinting the more common aspects. This book is not to be mistaken as simply another “A-to-Z Encyclopedia of Magick” or a superficial discourse concerning “where science and magick meet.” In fact, this text was not written for the true beginner in mind and its scope surpasses practical magick alone.

ARCANUM has no specific starting point, allowing it to be integrated into any personal background or developmental stage. With sufficient time, study and practice, the seeker works through the entire body of knowledge, beginning first with the facets of individual fancy and inclination, and then continuing on with the remainder of the entangled material, which you will find to be coherently interconnected, not simply clumped together to make a massive series. By presenting this primer of a new standard model of the mysteries, any individual, couple or study group can find the ease of using this global” system in spite of prior personal religious, spiritual, philosophical, scientific and academic accomplishments.

IMG000190 Throughout history a uniquely separate class of individual has existed on the edges of known reality, bearing a great magickal secret. Some have come to call these folk “wizards” or “mystics,” the possessors of the “hidden” or “occult” knowledge of life and the universe. They alone bring the obscure and “invisible” properties of existence into the light, albeit rarely upholding contemporary norms. And while there has been an observable increase of interest in such topics progressively in recent past, the walls of the Ancient Mystery School have far from collapsed.

Until now…

At the dawn of a new age, the perceptive seeker discovers a barrier…

The common New Age metaphysicist cannot hope to gain a better understanding of their own consciousness and abilities of thought power until a more complete paradigm is embraced. Consequently, physicists and physical scientists are quickly reaching a glass ceiling in microscopic observation and particle acceleration experiments that exclude all metaphysical facets. In the past, monumental developments have occurred via some form of “unifying framework” (such as the interconnection between the cosmos and the Earth Planet understood in models of elements and forces). It seems self-evident that the only solution to our developmental problems as a society is going to be derived from a unification of knowledge or “bridge in understanding” between all physical and metaphysical paradigms. This is exactly what the wizards and mystics have known for thousands of years; That all physical aspects have metaphysical properties and visa versa.

arcanum2012thumb Hidden within these pages is the true story of the development of civilization, human existence, the traditions and “real magick” adopted by individual hermits, orders and societies at each stage. Unlike many other A-to-Z styled works, ARCANUM is not simply a collection of vocabulary, history and arbitrary biographies, nor is it composed of randomly dispersed pseudo-psychological techniques and spirito-magickal puffery that often runs rampant in the mainstream New Age. Here YOU will follow a practical and experimental journey from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt through the traditions of “magickal” races and bloodlines of the Europeans. YOU will observe the loss of Truth experienced globally during the Dark Ages, which secret societies have so strongly sought to maintain. Finally, YOU will arrive at the forefront of current developments in “quantum theory” and “unifying fields,” new paradigms reviving old philosophies with new terminology, by which the modern “wizard” can better understand the effects of metaphysical “thought magick” on the physical world and the relationship between the resonance of external-environmental energies and the internal self.

ARCANUM seeks to challenge seekers from any path (whether religious, mystical or scientific) to “shed their skin” for a moment, to release the Ego and their layers of belief and sensory experience in order to discover the antinomian Truth that exists outside the boundaries of all defined systems or paradigms. Rather than take the approach that all systems are “just wrong,” Joshua Free explains that it is simply our “beliefs” concerning each facet or level of reality that are in need of revision. Drawing from diverse sources and traditions, the coherent highlights are presented that can unite the knowledge of varying systems. It validates their comprehensive efforts rather than minimizes them.

IMG000233 ARCANUM prompts all people to embrace their intuition in the light of Truth. For example, during the last century, anthropologists revealed startling confirmations concerning the ancient Mesopotamians and their influence on human genetics and civilization. Sumerian, Babylonian and Akkadian tablets (unavailable to seekers a century ago) now reveal a more ancient source to the Genesis of mankind that was presented to the Hebrew by Moses. The Anunnaki-Nephilim lore of the same geographic region provides the source of angelic mysticism, obscure races of elemental beings and the European faerie folk. The lore preserved by diverse traditions and secret societies show evidence for the belief in specific dynasties and bloodlines of “real” wizards and elves, a folk that have since passed into realms of fantasy and imagination. And these are just a few of the 1,000 facets of knowledge explored within these pages.

ARCANUM is written in simple terms, but it is actually a superior tome of information that surpasses the efforts of other recent “A-to-Z Encyclopedias” or fluffy beginner-oriented texts. It draws from many diverse avenues of knowledge that allows anyone interested in metaphysics to explore it on their own terms, beginning first with the tenets that they are drawn to by personal inclination and then eventually discovering all of the interconnected lore by way of bold-faced links.

wizardryfrontcvr The book provides a complete structure and standard by which future developments in this field will have to be rethought to include the metaphysical, psychological, quantum and spiritual significance of meditation, visualization, ritual magick, ceremonial tools, natural magick (herb & trees), “spellcraft,” energy work, auras, chakras, resonant energy in environments, sacred sexuality, the philosophy of knowledge and morals, philosophical and laboratory metaphysics, the contributions of secret societies and magickal organizations, divination, prophecy, skrying, astral work, astrophysics, the interpretations of astrological symbolism, the influence of planets, the symbolism of celestial mythology (Sky Gods), the historical background to Christianity, the effects of the Church through the Dark Ages, the heredity of Dragon Kings, incarnated elemental beings, quantum physics, unified fields, superstrings (string theory) and other waves and particles of energy. Provided within are all the tools YOU, the seeker, require to discover the ARCANUM of life for YOURSELF.

*Vocabulary influences perceptions…
*Elohim is a Hebrew plural, yet it is translated as “God” (singular) in English Bibles…
*Mathematics describes higher dimensions…
*Sumerians had knowledge of all of the planets we know, plus an additional one…
*The original Christians were Gnostics…
*Origins of global mythology in Mesopotamia…
*Global loss of Truth during the Dark Ages…
*String Theory suggests that the structure of physical reality involves interdimensional energy vibrations…
*Vibrational energy of effective Prayer…
*Freemasons, Cathars & Templars…
*How King Solomon commanded angels in Jerusalem…
*How the Druids were able to talk to trees…
*Quantum Physics confirms: Everything is connected together…
*Attracting money, love and success…
*The Life & Prophecies of the 5th Century Merlyn…
*The study & use of esoteric texts and grimoires…
*European Elven & Faerie races descend from ancient dynasties and genetic bloodlines…
*The use of wizardry, sacred space & the power of intentions…
*Using 4,000 year old lore of effective herbal birth control lore…
*Using artifacts, relics, amulets and talismans…

arcanum2012thumb This self-contained, self-guiding controversially enlightening anthology provides a harmonic balance between philosophy and science, physics and metaphysics and the theoretical and the practical, including main tenets, key points and relevant experiments, exercises, rites and rituals. Thousands of man-hours have been spent over the course of thirteen years to make these materials available and practical for a time and in a form when they might be best received. Every generation has bought into a “spiritual pipedream” in some form or another while simultaneously there exists a select few who are using a higher realization for real fulfillment, both in physical success and spiritual advancement…

This can be YOU!