In July 2019 I was interviewed on a podcast by a longstanding friend Nic Gregoriades. “A high-level Freemason, occultist and successful entrepreneur, Robin V has some deep insights into the human experience. In this episode he shares with us the practical applications of mental mastery and spirituality including how we can use them to enhance […]
I was introduced to the works of Franz Bardon in 1993 while I house-sat for a leader of a pseudo-hermetic group with claims of European roots. The clarity and firmness of thought radiates through all Bardon’s work is something that I have only seen surpassed in the Corpus Hermetica and Asclepius.
Mathew Blankenburg, Astrid Haszprunarova, Lukas Louzecky and Vladmir Kvasvicka are behind Czech Hermetics and appear to be doing an amazing job. Previously unavailable works are being published and a treasure trove of information, documents and photographs are being made available.
Reading G.R.S. Mead’s Hymns of Hermes ‘Ecstatic Songs of Gnosis’, he asks the question of who is actually capable of singing God’s praises when it requires the whole universe and the countless universes of all that is, to sign the praises of God in any truly adequate manner?
Who, then, what man, has the understanding wherewith to praise God fitly, when through in his separated consciousness he knows not who he is, he yet begins to realise that “who he really is” must inevitably be God and no other?
In what manner can the Divine sing praises of itself as of some other than itself, when ‘I’ and ‘Thou’ must essentially be one, and the utterance of praise as of some other one seems to be a departure from the blessed state of that Divine intuition.
It is self-conscious and from Mind proceeds the Soul of the World.
The One participates in all; souls, separate in space and time, being present to one another in the Soul of the Whole.
The Soul of the World is not in time, but, just as light passes by gradations into darkness, so does the Ineffable pass, without loss, through gradations of being; and, even as privation of light is darkness, so is the privation of God evil; though even in evil there is a rational order which issues in good.
Parts from Wiliam Boulting’s GIORDANO BRUNO ‘His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom’ Volume 1
“We are the heirs and propagators of Paganism …Happy is he who, for the sake of Paganism, bears the burden of persecution with firm hope. Who else have civilised the world, and built cities if not the nobles and kings of Paganism. Who else have set in order the harbours and rivers? Happy is he who, for the sake of Paganism, bears the burden of persecution with firm hope. Who else have civilised the world, and built cities if not the nobles and kings of Paganism. Who else have set in order the harbours and rivers? And who else have taught the hidden wisdom? To whom else has the Deity revealed itself, given oracles, and told about the future, if not to the famous men among the pagans? The pagans have made known all of this. They have discovered the art of healing the soul. They have also made known the art of healing the body. They have filled the earth with settled forms of government, and with wisdom, which is the highest good. Without Paganism the world would be empty and miserable.“
Thabit ibn Qurrah (835-901) _ student of Harran’s university.
“Nothing is free from change, all suffer it.” … “Action and the experience of change are the same thing.” CH12.11
“For the essence of a spiritual power is its activity.”CH 16.13
Let us propose, for now at least, that the intrinsic nature of Intelligence, Consciousness, and Sentience is the practical contact with and observation of events.
Recently a group of researchers have suggested that human consciousness emerges due to increasing entropy, linking human consciousness to the Universe. Statistical mechanics of consciousness
In hermetic thought the cause of change is found in the unmanifest, if we accept this then might we suppose the possibility that the cause of events can have an origin in the observer? If so, does this support the idea that the All is the Cause observing its action?