CAUSTATION


CHAPTER XII CAUSATION "Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law."--The Kybalion. The great Sixth Hermetic Principle--the Principle of Cause and Effect--embodies the truth that Law pervades the … Continue reading CAUSTATION

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The Corn Moon


by Patti Wigington In late August, we celebrate the beginning of the Corn Moon. This moon phase is also known as the Barley Moon and carries on the associations of grain and rebirth that we saw back at Lammastide. August was originally known as Sextilis by the ancient Romans but was later renamed for Augustus … Continue reading The Corn Moon

RHYTHM


CHAPTER XI RHYTHM "Everything flows out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right, is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates"--The Kybalion. The great Fifth Hermetic Principle--the Principle of Rhythm-embodies the truth that in everything … Continue reading RHYTHM

POLARITY


CHAPTER X POLARITY "Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled."--The Kybalion. The great Fourth Hermetic Principle--the Principle of Polarity embodies the truth that … Continue reading POLARITY

Japanese Shamanism


Shinto Introduction Shinto does not have a founder nor does it have sacred scriptures like the sutras or the Bible. Propaganda and preaching are not common either, because Shinto is deeply rooted in the Japanese people and traditions. "Shinto gods" are called kami. They are sacred spirits which take the form of things and concepts important … Continue reading Japanese Shamanism

VIBRATION


CHAPTER IX VIBRATION "Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates."--The Kybalion. The great Third Hermetic Principle--the Principle of Vibration--embodies the truth that Motion is manifest in everything in the Universe--that nothing is at rest--that everything moves, vibrates, and circles. This Hermetic Principle was recognized by some of the early Greek philosophers who embodied it in their … Continue reading VIBRATION

PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE


CHAPTER VIII PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE "As above, so below; as below, so above."--The Kybalion. The great Second Hermetic Principle embodies the truth that there is a harmony, agreement, and correspondence between the several planes of Manifestation, Life and Being. This truth is a truth because all that is included in the Universe emanates from the … Continue reading PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE

Solitary Magic: A Simple Lammas Ritual


BY JEN MCCONNEL Although I love gathering with a local circle to celebrate the turning of the wheel, more and more I find myself returning to my solitary roots. It’s easier to schedule rituals for a party of one, but it’s also harder to cultivate accountability when no one is waiting on you for a ritual. … Continue reading Solitary Magic: A Simple Lammas Ritual

All About Lammas (Lughnasadh)


by Patti Wigington These are the dog days of summer, the gardens are full of goodies, the fields are full of grain, and the harvest is approaching. Take a moment to relax in the heat, and reflect on the upcoming abundance of the fall months. At Lammas, sometimes called Lughnasadh, it's time to begin reaping what … Continue reading All About Lammas (Lughnasadh)

“THE ALL” In All


CHAPTER VII "THE ALL" IN ALL "While All is in THE ALL, it is equally true that THE ALL is in ALL. To him who truly understands this truth hath come great knowledge."--The Kybalion. How often have the majority of people heard repeated the statement that their Deity (called by many names) was "All in … Continue reading “THE ALL” In All