Divine Madness


I addressed mental illness in my previous article (Mental Illness in Magic and the Occult) regarding magic and the occult. It is still seen as a stigma by many practitioners, but there is a positive movement for mental illness in the magical and occult communities. I do feel it is something that needs to be … Continue reading Divine Madness

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Addressing Mental Illness


Sitting here sipping on my favorite Jasmine tea with a touch of honey out of the coolest Batman mug; I started thinking that I should address the ever-growing issue of mental health and the occult. There are a couple of reasons for this; one, I, personally, have my own share of mental disorders that make everyday … Continue reading Addressing Mental Illness

THE MENTAL UNIVERSE


    "The Universe is Mental--held in the Mind of THE     ALL."--The Kybalion. THE ALL is SPIRIT! But what is Spirit? This question cannot be answered, for the reason that its definition is practically that of THE ALL, which cannot be explained or defined. Spirit is simply a name that men give to the highest conception of … Continue reading THE MENTAL UNIVERSE

THE ALL


 "Under, and back of, the Universe of Time, Space and Change,     is ever to be found The Substantial Reality--the Fundamental     Truth."--The Kybalion. "Substance" means: "that which underlies all outward manifestations; the essence; the essential reality; the thing in itself," etc. "Substantial" means: "actually existing; being the essential element; being real," etc. "Reality" means: "the state … Continue reading THE ALL

MENTAL TRANSMUTATION


   "Mind (as well as metals and elements) may be transmuted,     from state to state; degree to degree; condition to condition;     pole to pole; vibration to vibration. True Hermetic Transmutation     is a Mental Art."--The Kybalion. As we have stated, the Hermetists were the original alchemists, astrologers, and psychologists, Hermes having been the founder of these schools … Continue reading MENTAL TRANSMUTATION

THE SEVEN HERMETIC PRINCIPLES


"The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these,     understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose     touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open."--The Kybalion. The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows: 1. The Principle of Mentalism. 2. The Principle of Correspondence. 3. The Principle … Continue reading THE SEVEN HERMETIC PRINCIPLES

THE HERMETIC PHILOSOPHY


    "The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears     of Understanding"--The Kybalion. From old Egypt have come the fundamental esoteric and occult teachings which have so strongly influenced the philosophies of all races, nations, and peoples, for several thousand years. Egypt, the home of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, was the birthplace of the … Continue reading THE HERMETIC PHILOSOPHY