In this comprehensive essay I am exploring an inside view into the ancient figure of the goês: What does it mean to do spirit-work according to genuine goêteia? Which patterns of practice as well as social positioning do we observe from the time of the Ancient Greek to modern practitioners of this p[…]
Almost from the moment I began to think about my own spirituality, I intuited that I needed the Divine Feminine, the Goddess—a Deity in Whose image I, a woman, could be considered to have been created.
I joyfully credit feminism with offering not only me, but our society as a whole, the freedom to consider that Deity not only could be feminine, but had been for a very long time. Like maybe forever. With this freedom, in time, I found what my soul and spirit needed in Isis.
Indeed, I have always considered Isis’ myth to be a pretty strongly feminist tale, especially for its day. I’vewritten about that here.
King Solomon is famous for his ability to summon and bind demons. Legends abound that he even wielded such demonic power in the construction of the famed Temple in Jerusalem. However, there also exists a minor tradition that Solomon left behind another tool by which to summon Angels – the Almandel. This object is a small, portable altar often made in wax whereby various Zodiacal angels or spirits are summoned and communed with. In this episode I discuss the Almandel, known in a dozen or so medieval manuscripts and ranging in both complexity, construction and use – it would even directly influence the Enochian sessions of John Dee and Edward Kelly!
If you’ve read Ronald Hutton’s masterful Triumph of the Moon, a History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft, you might remember a chapter in which Hutton refers to a novella by D. H. Lawrence in which The Man Who Died survives His crucifixion, meets a devout Priestess of Isis, honors her Goddess, and makes love with her as her Osiris.
D.H. Lawrence, author of Lady Chatterly’s Lover and other well-known erotica, wrote a story about Isis and Her priestess? Turns out, yep. He did. Is it erotic alaLady Chatterly? Turns out, yep, it is. In fact, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “He is risen!”
I am not kidding.
It must have caused more than one vicar’s head to explode when it first came out in 1929, a year before Lawrence’s death. This novella was his last work.
William Lilly’s portrait,now housed in the Ashmolean Museum, shows him standing by a window, holding pen and paper. The sheet of paper has the wordsEtatis 45written on it, indicatingLilly’s age at thetime of the painting. It also contains a blank horary chart with the wordsnon cogunt (they do not compel) written in its centre, which, of course, refers to the stars. The picture was painted in 1646 and later given to Ashmole, probably in 1652.
Shortly after the painting was finished, in 1647, Lilly publishedChristian Astrology. The book’s frontispiece, which is based on Lilly’sportrait, again shows amongst other things a square chart with the wordsnon coguntwritten on it. It therefore has to be seen as themotto for Lilly’s ‘Introduction’, as he fondly called his book, but alsofor his view of judicial astrology itself.
Some of Lilly’s more outspoken but most likely not so well educatedcontemporaries were much in favour of…
The Enochian Language as revealed to Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley is perhaps one of the most enduringly fascinating events in the history of western esotericism. In this episode I explore the origins of the Angelic or Enochian Alphabet along with historical context in which it emerged including a paleographic analysis of the nature and possible origins of the script!
The Enochian, or better, “angelical language” revealed to Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley is among the most famous events in the history of western esotericism. While the angelic calls are more famous, the central text of Enochian magic is actually a series of complex grid-like sequences filled with angelic letters and numbers along with long strings of angelic words known variously but most famously as the Liber Loagaeth or the “Book of the Speech of God.” This episode explore this mysterious volume in depth from it’s reception to what little we know about its contents.
Venus in Aquarius is all about loving and valuing freedom, liberation, independence, higher consciousness,equal rights, non-ego dominating states,rebellion, and detachment. Aquarius’ ancient symbol is the Water Bearer and the waves of waterbut it also symbolizes Higher consciousness or a higher humanitarian idealism traditionally as it is ruled by sobering Saturn traditionally and symbolizes the IDEAL RATIONAL HUMAN.Modern rulership is attributed to URANUS the radical kinky planet that orbits at a 90 degree angle as the first planet to be discovered with technology- a telescope. Aquarius waves are also electric waves,
Venus in Aquarius is about detached, scientific, it rules modern tech the internet, surgeons, engineers, anyone who needs to be detached emotionally.
Bring Me Your Higher LOVE, you know that Song by Stevie Winwoodis a great song for this aspect.
Do not lapse into ignorance even for a moment. My crowns are sparkling and golden and ready for heads That are worthy enough to wear them. It is time to make love to wisdom and open your doors to ecstasy.
The frequency of 528Hz helps to restore and transform our DNA, heal our DNA and increase our life energy level, help us to clear our mind, increase our awareness, create and open us to experience. deeper spiritual experience. When using this frequency with clear intention such as relaxation, meditation, concentration work, study, etc., this frequency can bring about miracles.
Solfeggio 528Hz frequency, also known as love frequency, magic tune, DNA repair frequency, transform frequency is known for its powerful transformative effect on human body as it helps to give back Human DNA is in its original, perfect state, and that is the benefit of an energy boost.
Every year at about this time, I like to remind myself of a little miracle that happens and which relates to Our Lady. I’m posting earlier than my usual Sunday because this little miracle happens tonight at midnight.
As many of you may know, the ancient Egyptian New Year began in summer and marked the beginning of the fertilizing Nile Inundation. When people saw Sirius, the Star of Isis-Sothis, rise in the pre-dawn sky, they knew the Inundation was coming and the New Year had begun.
Now, here in Portland, winter is most certainly part of our own inundating rainy season, but it is hardly in tune with the ancient Egyptian summer New Year. Yet for devotees of Isis, there is a New Year’s treat to be had.
Many blessings of whatever winter holy days you celebrate and Merry Christmas to those who are celebrating today. On this day of gift-giving, I shall be making offering to Isis and Nephthys. It will not be as grand as the offering ritual I imagine below. But it will be what is in my heart.
Birth of Isis. Feast of ‘revealing the face’ of this Goddess with Her Ennead. Performing all the rites of the feast of robing . . . according to the ritual of the place of the First Feast. They make a great oblation of bread, beer, oxen, fowl, wine, milk, pomegranate-wine, [gazelles, oryx, ibexes], cranes, pigeons, fattened ducks, with fresh vegetables and all fruit. It is sweet to serve the Beautiful One with right offerings!
The Denderah Festival Calendar
Each night, while I sleep, the light is withdrawn and a darkened world returns to…
I hope you had a lovely Christmas, or holiday or quiet time as you needed.
This time Of year in the Northern Hemisphere is dark and with 4 planets in Capricorn, hard, cold and realistic. Like there is no escape.
But today a lovely water trine from JUNO, the feminine form of genius, conjunct to dreamy imaginative creative, altruistic Neptune at 22° PISCES trine ATHENA at 22 Cancer, she is the strategic goddess of war defense.
Neptune is the god of smoke and mirrors, deception, evasion and spiritual devotion. This aspect can be used positively to stop yourself wearing those rose colored glasses,, where you allow yourself to be taken advantage of in a romantic or any other type of Pisces or Cancer overdoing it by self sacrificing to help save or enable another.
The 22° Pisces is a sensitized degree because it sextiles the very…