I will be adding a series of texts commenting on the working zonules of the Horus-Maat Lodge, in them expressing my view and experience.
This entry comments on the study of History.
Introduction The Way of Abrahadabra is a grimoire on initiation and coming to adepthood that progresses from grade to grade. However, in The Grade of the Pentagram, exercises are given that are to be repeated seasonally throughout the life of the magician, as a method of keeping balance and personal development in check. These practices …
Psychology has a close connection to magic, not only practically but in the history of thought.
Pratically, because, while Nema used to say 90% of magick is trash removal, in another context, I’ll say that 90% of magic is what I call “a placebo”. The 90% treats you but does not cure you, yet if you use it well, the remaining 10% will become active in the experience and finish the work of healing.
What I mean is, even if you do evoke a djinn in the flesh, for everyone to see and touch and interact with, it does not work as magic unless it has a psychological component.
For this reason, altough I do not advocate a radical position that magic is only psychological, I do believe without psychology it isn’t magic.
Historically, you might be reminded of Giordano Bruno trying to reach all religions and scholars with his practical philosophy and eventually being rejected by both clerks and doctors. His pratical philosophy was nothing else but magic. Psychology is the version of pratical philosophy that has conquered the world out in the open. Any smart magician will find in it a valuable tool.
Our first publication is presently available.
The Kybalion (Illustrated)
First published in 1908 by the Yogi Publication Society in Chicago, Illinois, the Kybalion was written by the Three Initiates, with the author later revealed as William Walker Atkinson. A longstanding occult classic, the Kybalion is a study of the Hermetic philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece, covering seven Hermetic principles:
The Principle of Mentalism
The Principle of Correspondence
The Principle of Vibration
The Principle of Polarity
The Principle of Rhythm
The Principle of Cause and Effect
The Principle of Gender
“The purpose of this work is not the enunciation of any special philosophy or doctrine, but rather is to give to the students a statement of the Truth that will serve to reconcile the many bits of occult knowledge that they may have acquired, but which are apparently opposed to each other and which often serve to discourage and disgust the beginner in the study. Our intent is not to erect a new Temple of Knowledge, but rather to place in the hands of the student a Master-Key with which he may open the many inner doors in the Temple of Mystery through the main portals he has already entered.” — The Kybalion
With a foreword and illustrations by occultist André Consciência, may this copy of ageless wisdom grant you the key to the inner doors in the Temple of Mystery.
Studies: General Reading List: Mythology Psychology Philosophy History, etc. Familiarization with HML materials. Self examination and questionnaires(Jungian Persona test, for example). Introductions to Yoga. Tasks: Read Liber OZ The Aspirant must meditate. Focusing on introspection. Mastering the ‘Sign of Silence.’ Contemplating the Tarot Trumps: Lamed & Aleph (LA) Starting Yoga. Working with the word AGAPE. …
A book by Magnus Sarmarx compiled and translated by André Consciência. Pre-orders at Sirius Limited Esoterica. While the Adept works through his or her effort through Initiation Into Hermetics (Franz Bardon) forward, this book will teach you a set of self-initiations and synchronizations into different levels of depth that will align you with the necessary powers, beings …