Friday, November 30, 2012

(Video) First Light: An Introduction to Meru Foundation Research by Stan Tenen

The Hebrew Alphabet, Genesis, and Kabbalah: What is The Meru Project? Using the objective tools of science, Stan Tenen has studied the mathematical structure underlying the sequence of letters in the Hebrew text of Genesis. 
His research has shown that the geometric patterns fundamental to modern physics were available to us long before physics per se was considered an independent science. These patterns are intrinsic to the Hebrew letter-text of Genesis, and were known to traditional Kabbalists and sages.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

(Video Clip) The Missing Piece Meets The Big O - Shel Silverstein

A depiction of growth and change revealing wholeness.

(Video Clip) Enochian Vision Magick by Lon Duquette


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

(Quote) Gareth Knight - A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism, Pt 1

"Esoteric psychology teaches that when an entity such as man comes into incarnation the relatively immortal part of himself variously called the Higher Self, Evolutionary Self, the Soul etc. ~ projects a rod or thread-like process into the lower levels which forms the basis of personality, and this develops a life of its own and is kept alive by means of this life thread which has been described a 'silver cord' not only in the Bible but also in recorded experiences of etheric projection, the details of which are available in many books on psychical research. As the personality develops towards maturity the Higher Self begins to take over to a greater or usually lesser extent and this is by means of opening up the thread of consciousness between the two levels of being.
The aim of esoteric training is to make this dual consciousness a single reality. The consciousness of the Lower Self is raised by means of meditation, contemplation, and prayer and the Higher Self is brought down by attention, intention and, in the West, ritual methods."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

(Tools and Toys) Tree of Life - Online Interactive Learning Game

This is a set of online learning tools that I created. It includes hundreds of flashcards! - nearly everything from the tables in 777, and allows you to switch into several different learning and game modes. In the process, you will learn the Tree of Life correspondences, Hebrew alphabet, numeric value of the Hebrew letters and much more.

Here is a brief demo on how Quizlet works (58sec):

(Quote) Aleister Crowley - Magick

"On the higher planes, the diversity of form, due to grossness, tends to disappear. Thus the Astral Vision of "Isis" is utterly unlike that of "Kali". The one is of Motherhood and wisdom, ineffably candid, clear, and loving; the other of Murder and madness, blood-intoxicated, lust-befogged, and cruel. The sole link is the Woman-symbol. But whoso makes Samadhi [...a non-dualistic state of consciousness in which, in deep meditation, the consciousness of the experiencing subject becomes one with the experienced object.] on Kali obtains the self-same Illumination as if it had been Isis; for in both cases he attains identity with the Quintessence of the Woman-Idea, untrammeled by the qualities with which the dwellers by the Nile and the Ganges respectively disguised it.
Thus, in low grades of initiation, dogmatic quarrels are inflamed by astral experience; as when Saint John distinguishes between the Whore BABALON and the Woman clothed with the Sun, between the Lamb that was slain and the Beast 666 whose deadly wound was healed; nor understands that Satan, the Old Serpent, in the Abyss, the Lake of Fire and Sulphur, is the Sun-Father, the vibration of Life, Lord of Infinite Space that flames with His Consuming Energy, and it is also that throned Light whose Spirit is suffused throughout the City of Jewels." - Aleister Crowley, Magick

(Quote) Israel Regardie - The Eye in The Triangle

"His devotion to the Great Work did not modify or eliminate his powerful sexual drives, any more than it changed his gourmet inclinations. If he cared for oysters and chateaubriand before his Samadhi, the same liking persisted afterwards." (Regardie 346)

"In one chapter of his book, Symonds comments - again with the intent to deride - that Crowley appeared to regard all sexual acts - be they hetero-, homo-, or auto-erotic - as religious acts, as magical acts, as equally divine." (Regardie 346)

"I put it to you to decide which is the more noble, and which the more corrupt. The view that sex is a dirty business, pleasurable certainly, but somehow not quite proper or clean; that it is to be indulged in secretly and passionately, but to be hurried through and gotten over quickly. Any reference thereafter to it is either in cold, highly intellectual terms as in a pseudo-scientific study, or pornographically with jokes and snickers. Compare this with the utter simplicity of the attitude that Crowley believed. Sexual ecstasy, thought Crowley, is akin to divine ecstasy. Both are there for us to take as we will.
Crowley accepted the one simple fact that sex - sex in any shape or form, the emergence of instinctual, that is, divine tendencies - is not to be thwarted or warped. So long as no one is hurt or injured, it is a private matter between any two people as to what form or practice of sexuality they wish to indulge in.
His interpretation of sex is then clear. You have the right, the divine right in his opinion, to express sexuality in your own particular way. "Take thy fill of love where, when, and with whom thou wilt - but always in the love of Me! [the divine]" (Regardie 347)

(Quote) Israel Regardia - The Eye in The Triangle

"Crowley once said that if a man wanted to begin the study of Magic because he wished to evoke a demon to kill his enemy, that would be all right too. For the student would soon discover the hierarchical structure of the world of magic. That is to say, the demon in question could not be controlled or ordered until the student had made contact with the entity immediately superior. And this entity would only be beseeched to function in terms of his superior - and so on. Very shortly, then, the student would be constrained to invoke, in a direct line, the God or spiritual force ruling over all such operations. In that case he would have to unite his consciousness with that of the God. By that time, so many transformations in consciousness would have taken place, that the original malefic intent would have disappeared and been replaced by other more worthy and higher aspirations."

(Quote) Aleister Crowley

"...all the symbols are interchangeable for each containeth in itself its own opposite. And this is the great Mystery of the Supernals that are beyond the Abyss. For below the Abyss contradiction is division. But above the Abyss contradiction is Unity. And there could be nothing true except by virtue of the contradiction that is contained in itself..."

(Quote) Gopi Krishna - The Purpose of Yoga

"The vast gulf between the mind of man and that of the higher animals is an open book to everyone. What man has achieved with his exceptional intellectual gifts and the capacity for linguistic expression is nothing short of magic when compared to the highest potential present in animals.It is an enigma to me why the learned should stop dead at the present frontier and stubbornly refuse to believe that the human brain, but a more elaborate form of the animal organ, can take a leap into an even more extended state of consciousness with still more amazing gifts and properties that appear incredible or magical to the normal mind. If this position has been admitted and confirmed in hundreds of authentic documents, coming from the remotest antiquity, is it not time that open-minded seekers after knowledge should refrain from resorting to sensational explanations for the exceptional and the paranormal and turn their attention to a fresh study of the still mysterious human encephalon?"

(Quote) Aleister Crowley

"We become that which obsesseth us, either through extreme Hate or Extreme Love. Knowest thou not how the one is a Symbol of the other? For this Reason, since Love is the Formula of Life, we are under Bond to assimilate (in the End) that which we fear or hate. So then we shall be wise to mould all Things within ourselves in Quietness and Modulation. But above all must we use all to our own End, adapting with Adroitness even our Weakness to the Work. Therefore, watch heedfully the Fault of another, that thou mayst correct it in thyself. For if it were not in thee, thou couldst not perceive it or understand it."

(Quote) Gopi Krishna - What is Cosmic Consciousness

"I am always conscious of a luminous glow, not only in my interior but pervading the whole field of my vision during the hours of my wakefulness. I literally live in a world of light. It is as if a light were burning in my interior, filling me with a luster so beautiful and so ravishing that my attention is again and again drawn towards it. In fact, it is the normal state of my perception now. Light, both within and without, and a distinct music in my ears, are the two prominent features of my transformed being. It is as if, in my interior, I live in a charming, radiant and melodious world."

(Quote) Gopi Krishna - Kundalini Catechism

"I would not be believed if I were to narrate all the experiences I have undergone and [I] am therefore reserved on the subject. Future investigators will add to the facts I am stating. From the very beginning, the whole head is filled with a lustrous glow and a stream of energy pours into it through the spinal canal. Every part of the brain is flooded with an indescribable light, fantastic visions and super-sensible experiences become a common feature of the heightened consciousness. The individual becomes aware of the immortal and indescribable nature of his own consciousness which, to use a simile, from the faint glimmer of a glow-worm is transformed into the glorious radiance of the sun."

(Quote) Shankara

"On the vast canvas of the Self the picture of the manifold worlds is painted by the Self itself. And that Supreme Self seeing but itself enjoys great delight."

(Quote) Intro: Itzhak Bentov - A Brief Tour of Higher Consciousness

Itzhak Bentav, or "Ben", as his friends like to call him, "...had a tremendous curiosity about Creation and an unusual fearlessness for exploring it. And through it all, he kept a sense of balance. In meditation, he would explore the farthest reaches of the cosmos, then return to work on a lathe or design an instrument in his lab, keeping a sound and balanced perspective on the two realities."

(Quote) Itzhak Bentov - Stalking the Wild Pendulum

"...all matter in the universe, starting from the atom, is moving up in levels of consciousness under the forces of evolution until it finally reaches the absolute. It also means that matter is combining and becoming more and more complex, forming more intricate nervous systems as time goes by, and these nervous systems are capable of interacting with nature in more complex patterns. In other words, the quality of their consciousness is increasing."

(Quote) Jagadguru Shankaracharya Bharati Krishna Tirtha

"If at any time we feel that there is a conflict [between religion and science], we may well be sure that either we have misread our scriptures or misunderstood the Nature around us or blundered in both. We cannot possibly have understood both aright and yet found irreconcilable antagonism between the two."

(Quote) Itzhak Bentov - A Cosmic Book

"You assumed that once you reached the Absolute, the thinking processes would stop automatically. But here you go, romping around in the Void and apparently thinking. This present thinking process is not the kind of linear, deductive thinking that people normally do, but rather an intuitive knowing, where very complex ideas are imprinted on the mind instantaneously."

(Quote) Gopi Krishna - The Evolutionary Energy in Man

"Considering the colossal nature of the physical and mental metamorphosis that has to be effected as a prelude to spiritual un-foldment, I do not wonder at the accompanying trials and tribulations, since the mystic state represents the last and most arduous lap of the journey which began with man's ascent from dust; it terminates with his tasting, after suffering and travail, the incomparable bliss of unembodied existence, not after death, but within his span of life on earth. The path in front of him now is so difficult and of such bewildering alignment that it will need all his will-power and all the resources of his intellect to negotiate it safely step by step until the goal comes clearly in sight."

(Quote) Eliphas Levi

"All our Religion is true, and I would even dare to say that every Religion is true, apart from omissions, transpositions, wrong meanings, rash conjectures, additions, imaginings and misunderstandings."

(online book) A Brief Tour of Higher Consciousness - Itzach Bentov

 "All aboard for the excursion of a lifetime as Itzhak Bentov, the celebrated engineer, inventor, and mystic, takes you on a tour of the universe, pure consciousness, and all that lies beyond. Using comical sketches, simple metaphors, and his famous wit and humor, Bentov explains the nature of reality, points out the sights in Nirvana and the Void, and eventually takes you to a meeting with your higher self. Along the way, Bentov illuminates the Kabbalistic principles of number and sound, the meaning of cosmic shapes and symbols, the consciousness of devas, and the nature of the absolute. Ultimately, he shows that the universe and thought are inseparable, and that the thoughts of all human beings affect each other and in turn the whole universe--an idea with obvious and far-reaching implications. Anyone interested in the inner reaches of the mind, the greater structure of the cosmos, and the spiritual evolution of humanity will find A Brief Tour of Higher Consciousness an informed and delightful traveling companion."