Vulcan of the Alchemists

According to alchemists, the Vulcan represents the power of fire -that can be used to turn base metals into gold or to purify the soul. For alchemists, the Vulcan is a symbol of the transformative power of fire and its ability to change and purify the world around and within us. In addition to its symbolic significance, the Vulcan of the Alchemists is also associated with practical alchemical techniques. For example, alchemists would use furnaces to generate heat and transform metals, and... Read more

May 14, 2023 at 11:31 PM

The Occult Science of Kabbalah

Kabbalah serves as the foundation for all aspects of human knowledge and creativity, encompassing religion, science, philosophy, and art. Through Gnosis, we gain insight into the intricate structures that govern existence, revealing the complex interplay between matter and energy. Kabbalah provides a comprehensive understanding of the workings of the universe, from the smallest to the largest scales. Despite being classified as a science, philosophy, art, and religion, Kabbalah is... Read more

May 13, 2023 at 5:06 PM

Empedocles Invents the Four Elements

Pythagoras' mystical approach to mathematics had a significant impact, but it did not receive much acceptance among the bustling community of ancient Greek philosophy. During this era, most philosophers believed that there was a single fundamental origin from which everything else in the world stemmed. However, many of them argued that this origin had to be a tangible substance. For example, Thales of Miletus claimed that water was the source, while Heraclitus believed it was fire. Each... Read more

May 8, 2023 at 2:01 PM

The Journey of Pythagoras from Samos to Crotona

During the sixth century BCE, Crotona, a Greek colonial city located in southern Italy, was a flourishing and prosperous city that drew immigrants from various parts of the Greek world. Among them was a man named Pythagoras, who arrived in the city during the latter half of the century and became more famous than any of the other immigrants. Pythagoras' arrival in Crotona marked the beginning of the history of occultism in the western world.     Pythagoras was born in Samos,... Read more

May 5, 2023 at 5:05 PM

Introduction to the History of the Occult

Throughout human history and across various cultures, traditions, and belief systems that are considered "occult" in Western societies (such as amulets, divinations, and spiritism etc), most of their practices have always just been considered a part of normal everyday life. For instance, if one were to visit a Shinto shrine in Japan or a traditional African temple, they would witness rituals and practices that would typically be classified as occultism in the West. These practices are not... Read more

May 2, 2023 at 10:20 AM

Intro to Ancient Magic

As long as there have been humans, there has been magic. Early people believed that as soon as they became conscious of their surroundings, that it was inhabited by Spirits - whose assistance they sought to have influence over, either directly through shamans (who they believed to travel into the spirit world) or through art. It's believed that early people painted and modeled animals on cave walls because they felt doing so would grant them magical control over their environment and world.... Read more

February 17, 2023 at 5:32 AM

The Aether and it's Quintessence to all Energy

“ÆTHER, in esotericism, is the very quintessence of all possible energy, and it is certainly to this universal agent (composed of many agents) that all the manifestations of energy in the material, psychic and spiritual worlds are due.” -Helena Petrovna Blavatsky - The Secret Doctrine Æthereal comes from Latin aether "the upper pure, bright air; sky, firmament," from Greek aither "upper air; bright, purer air; the sky" (opposed to aer "the lower air"), from aithein "to burn,... Read more

October 20, 2022 at 9:45 AM

Geomancy: A Guide to the Ancient Art of Earth Divination

What is geomancy? Geomancy is an ancient art of divination and knowledge of the earth. The word "geomancy" comes from the Greek words geo (earth) and manteia (divination) which means "divination by earth." Geomancy was practiced by people from all social classes. It was one of the most popular forms of divination throughout Africa and Europe, particularly during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. How does geomancy work? One way geomancy works is by drawing a random symbol from a bag... Read more

June 2, 2022 at 9:05 PM

The Seven Natural Laws

The Seven Natural Laws "There are certain natural laws which are the basis of occult wisdom and a thorough understanding of them will give the student a firm foundation upon which to build his superstructure of reason and logic. Man cannot safely think at random but must first of all base his philosophies upon some rock of immortal truth."   These are The Seven Natural Laws By Manly P. Hall an article taken from, “The All-Seeing Eye”, volume 2 No. 1.   And for... Read more

May 26, 2022 at 7:18 AM

Introduction to the Tarot

Tarot Cards are an ancient divination tool that has been used for centuries. They are often used to predict the future or uncover information hidden from view. Tarot cards are one of the most popular tools for personal insight and decision-making. There is a lot of mystery surrounding them, but this article will give you all the basics you need to know about tarot cards including how they work, who uses them, how to read them, and more! What Are Tarot Cards? Tarot cards are a deck of... Read more

May 26, 2022 at 2:48 AM

Philosophy: The Love of Wisdom

Philosophy is a search for wisdom, not a study of knowledge. The word “philosophy” originally meant love of wisdom. It was originally a branch of philosophy which dealt with the ultimate nature of reality and existence. In contemporary use, philosophy has been divided into many subfields, including ontology, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics and logic, etc. Many people would consider themselves philosophers without being academically trained in the field. Philosophy requires us to think... Read more

May 25, 2022 at 6:28 AM

The Esoteric Meaning of the Word Pyramid

“The word pyramid is popularly supposed to be derived from πῦρ, fire, thus signifying that it is the symbolic representation of As above, so below the One Divine Flame, the life of every creature.” – Manly P. Hall   The word pyramid is composed of the three words, Pyr, am (om), and id.   Pyr – The meaning of pyr or pyre is from Latin which is derived from the Greek pura, from pur, ‘fire.’   Am or Om – The word am or om is the sacred syllable used to... Read more

May 6, 2022 at 10:33 PM

The Occult Sciences: A Brief Guide to Understanding Them

"The world is not prepared yet to understand the philosophy of Occult Sciences - let them assure themselves first of all that there are beings in an invisible world, whether 'Spirits' of the dead or Elementals; and that there are hidden powers in man, which are capable of making a God of him on earth." - Helena Petrovna Blavatsky   What are the occult sciences?   The occult sciences are a set of... Read more

May 6, 2022 at 10:47 AM

10 Esoteric Quotes From The Kybalion

The Kybalion is an outline of the ancient hermetic texts and teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. The Kybalion explains esoteric principles that underlie the nature of reality. From the smallest microcosm to the biggest macrocosm, these principles not only exist but also influence our lives on the daily. Here are 10 quotes we loved from this book. 1. THE HERMETIC PHILOSOPHY OF THE MASTERS   "In ancient Egypt dwelt the great Adepts and Masters... Read more

May 5, 2022 at 10:23 PM