Tarot – The Emperor


The Emperor: The Authority of the Initiate In the world of Tarot deck publication we are besieged with a potpourri of designer decks from non-initiates with one fetish or another. At best, they popularize the medium and at their worst, they promulgate ignorance. Either way, they are an abomination that confuses the Western Mystery Tradition […]

Tarot – The Empress


Empress: Goddess of Love The path of the Priestess (last issue) carries us over the abyss and crosses the path of the Empress on its way to Kether (actually to Binah as the serious student of Magick will learn). The Empress is then the door leading us into the Supernal Triad. For this, the Hebrew […]

Tarot – The Magus


The Magus The Logos and its Creation Mercury is the bearer of the Wand and is attributed to the Magus. That is, Mercury or the Magus is the director of energy. This energy is the Logos or the Will of God. As it has been written, “In the beginning was the Logos” or the word. […]

Tarot – The Fool


The Fool: Namesake of the Master The Qabalistic attributions for this first card of the Major Arcana are as follows: 1. The Hebrew letter Aleph 2. The number Zero 3. The Alchemical element of Air Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and the first of the three mother letters. It is written […]

The Muse : Sleep Fast Awake


Silver sky before the dawn On the lake floats a white swan Timeless it seems and without motion Blazing starlight soul’s devotion Crossing roads at thoughts turnpike Traveling smoothly through my psyche Clearly I see a million lights While shadows dance in silent nights The eggshell got a severe crack Under this cosmic love attack […]

On Pure Will: Frater Appolonious- Final Draft


      On Pure Will   Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.   AL:I.44 “For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.”   Over and over again, we find Thelemites saying: “it is my will to [do this or that]” and […]

The Muse : Crimson Day (for K.)


The morning on a crimson daythe grass blades-wicked spearsof Mars to slaythe grey ghost world-“reality”-set upon the backdropof a colorful dreamwhile sunlight bleeds through skinlike fountain inkthrough cotton paper.Day light claims the brain, of the crimson day.           The fading swoon of a fairy greenand a sweet cubefor the short rushmore certainthan the eternal […]

The Muse : Diving the Deep


  Oh, my deep song, voice of the stars, Hidden within the dark soul of my heart.   Hallowed the sound, wind and bright wings. The sparrow is choking and singing for me.   Dive the great deep, the horizon swings. Endlessly falling and spinning the sea.   Return from the black, the forge struck anew. Wellspring of […]

New2Gnosis: Depression, by Frater Apollonius


Hi All…another question found in the inbox this morning: I regularly see occultists ask in other groups about depression and grief, would you please address this [sic] from a Gnostic perspective. First, there’s everything healthy and functional about grief; if it’s a temporary state of mind. When we’ve lost someone; either through a break-up of […]

New2Gnosis: The Subject of Lucifer


Hi All…another question came into my mailbox: With so many popularizing Lucifer the morning star, could you [give] this myth’s place in Gnostic practice? There’s a certain difficulty in this. As is said, a lie told often enough, becomes the truth. Lucifer in Christian terminology has become synonymous with Satan. And though Satan is a […]

Baphomet: By Daniel Reed


Baphomet In This is all magical power found To enter the College of the Holy Ghost To lift Thy Sword To rend the Great Veil To slay Thyself In this death We call Life In the spin of this Wheel This equilibrium of the 8 and 3 This becoming of the Triangle This Silver Triangle […]