Talismans

Domine fiat que per Signum Domine non tradas pro Belli
Talisman of Happiness. This pentacle, depicted on parchment, on the day of spring and the hour of Jupiter (or Venus), the enemies of Mars, is fumigated with olive oil and a spider. He is worn on his right hand and, drawing lots, pronounces the words depicted in his circle: “Domine fiat que per Signum Domine non tradas pro Belli”.

Words are the symbols of ideas, and bear the same correspondence to the physical brain as matter does to spirit, a medium of expression, and are subject to continual change in their application and meaning, in exact proportion to the changing mental and moral condition of the people. As the planet, as well as man, is continually progressing, so must there be a higher and nobler conception of ideas.

Alchemy – Part 1

What a weird yet strangely pleasing name the term Alchemy is. It is simple, yet so infilled and intermixed with the possible verities of exact science and the philosophical speculations on the infinite and the unknown, as to elude our mental grasp, as it were, by its own subtle essence, and defy the keenest analysis of our profoundest generalizers in science. And yet, in spite of this self-evident truth, how fascinating the sound of the word becomes to the mystic student’s ear, and bow pregnant with awful and mysterious possibilities it becomes, to the immortal powers embodied within the complex human organism termed man.

Astro-Mythology

Birth of Akhenaten's offsprings
Birth of Akhenaten’s offsprings

The Astro-Mythological system of the ancients, though forming the last section, so to say, of the mysteries of the Divine Urania, is, perhaps, the most beautiful of its general features, and perfect in the complete fulfillment of the purpose for which it was intended, viz.:— to convey to the human mind a lesson, a moral, a truth in Nature; and last, but not the least, to serve as a basis upon which its inner aspirations and its more external faith might rest in security.