By Israel Regardie
A simple advent to the sensible Qabala as a highway map to the subconscious, and to Man's interrelationship with the Universe -- with specific emphasis on mental integration, magick, and religious progress.
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"This hugely readable publication should be invaluable to each reader drawn to Haitian Vodou, and crucial should you need to make the transition from highbrow wisdom to non-public event of a profound and unfairly missed faith. "
—John Michael Greer, writer of the recent Encyclopedia of the Occult, a global choked with Gods, and The Druidry Handbook
The Haitian Vodou guide explains tips to construct respectful relationships with the lwa, the spirits venerated in Haitian Vodou, and the way to rework the terror that frequently surrounds the Vodou faith. till lately, the Haitian perform of Vodou used to be usually pointed out with satan worship, darkish curses, and superstition. a few observed the saint pictures and the Catholic impacts and wrote Vodou off as a "Christian aberration. " Others have been appalled by means of the animal sacrifices and the truth that the houngans and mambos cost funds for his or her providers. those that sought Vodou simply because they believed it might probably harness "evil" forces have been disillusioned whilst their efforts to realize status, fortune, or unending romance failed and so deserted their "voodoo fetishes. " those that controlled to get the eye of the lwa, frequently bought cosmic retaliation for treating the lwa as assault canine or genies, which basically additional cemented Vodou's stereotype as "dangerous. "
Kenaz Filan, an begin of the Societé l. a. Belle Venus, bargains huge heritage info at the featured lwa, together with their mythology and ancestral lineage, in addition to particular directions on the best way to honor and engage fruitfully with those who make themselves available. this recommendation might be particularly worthwhile for the solitary practitioner who doesn't have the private counsel of a societé on hand. Filan emphasizes the significance of getting a quickened brain which can learn the lwa's wishes intuitively in an effort to steer clear of constructing dogma-based relationships. This operating advisor to winning interplay with the whole Vodou pantheon additionally provides the position of Vodou in Haitian tradition and explores the symbiotic dating Vodou has maintained with Catholicism.
KENAZ FILAN (Houngan Coquille du Mer) used to be initiated into Societé los angeles Belle Venus in manhattan urban in 2003 after ten years of solitary provider to the lwa. Filan's articles on Vodou have seemed in newWitch, PanGaia, and Planet magazines and within the pagan neighborhood newspaper Widdershins.
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The colour attributed to Keser is White, its Tarotic attributions are the four Aces, and it is called in the Sepher Yetsirah "The Admirable or Hidden Intelligence". According to Rabbi Azariel's Commentary on the Ten S ephiros each of the Sephiros has three distinct qualities. First, it has its own Sephirothal function, already described. Its secondary aspect is that it receives from the previous Sephiros, or from above, in the case of Keser; and third, it transmits its own nature, and that received from above, to those Sephiros below.
The new era in the history of the Qabalah created by the appearance of this storehouse of legend, philosophy, and anecdote, has continued right down to the present day• Yet nearly every writer who has since espoused the doctrines of the Qabalah has made the Zohar his principal textbook, and its exponents have applied themselves assiduously to commentaries, epitomes, and translations-missing, however, with only a few exceptions, the real underlying possibilities of the Qabalistic Tree of Life. The Zohar so impressed the celebrated scholastic metaphysician and experimental chemist, Raymond Lully, that it suggested to him the development of the Ars Magna (The Great Work), an idea in the exposition of which he exhibits the loftiest conceptions of the Qabalah, regarding it as a divine science and a genuine revelation of Light to the human soul.
There is in consequence of this observation in the realm of modern Philosophy what is 80 A GARDEN OF POMEGRANATES frankly considered to be an uncompromising deadlock. Qabalists assert that Reason is a weapon inadequate to the Search for Reality since its nature is essentially self-contradictory. Hume and Kant both saw this; but the one became a sceptic in the widest sense of the term, and with the other, the conclusion hid itself behind a verbose transcendentalism. Spencer, too, saw it, but tried to gloss it over and to bury it beneath the ponderousness of his erudition.