New PDF release: Advanced Magical Arts: Visualisation, Mediation and Ritual

By R. J. Stewart

ISBN-10: 1852300450

ISBN-13: 9781852300456

Complex Magical Arts: Visualization, Meditation and formality within the Western Magical culture. just a iteration in the past a lot of the cloth during this ebook could were considered as 'secret', for personal staff use basically. a lot of it's been constructed by way of small teams of devoted humans over the last decade - a very fruitful interval of development within the magical arts. In "Advanced Magical Arts," the writer attracts upon the coherent, mature and enduring platforms of magic, lengthy preserved in our Western tradition. With attractive illustrations via Miranda grey, he bargains a chain of basic elements of the mystical arts, which he helps with sensible examples of visualizations and rituals. R.J. Stewart is a hugely revered Scottish writer and composer who has labored, researched and written widely on song, folklore and the Western Esoteric culture. he's the founder and organizer of the once a year Merlin convention.

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We need only to imagine a situation in which, say, a Chinese magician begins to incorporate Swedish terminology into his texts, with aspects of Scandinavian culture and religion which he has never experienced, even using obscure Swedish traditions and terms, from inaccurate translations and second or third remove texts, which in their original uncorrupted form are only understood by a tiny minority of Swedes. Of course, in our fanciful Chinese context, these Scandinavian mystical items may seem alluring, romantic, mysterious; but they have very little validity for our magician's spiritual development, culture and true oriental spiritual traditions.

7- 8-9: Passing Within: experiencing the individual psychic-energetic entity. 4 -5- 6: Experiencing the Powers of Giving (Sphere 4) and Taking (5) which merge and transform into the Fruit of Light (6). 2-3-1: Experiencing ·the Universal nature of Consciousness . In meditation this sequence is operated by visual ising a descent through the physical body to an inner centre or source. As suggested by our diagram it is harmonically equivalent to the standard use of the Tree of Life in 'rising through the planes' or ascending from level to level in visualisation.

Furthermore, they are the primal, highly effective Mysteries of Western magical tradition, which pre-date and in many ways supersede the familiar, mainly literary, concepts found in modern magical texts from the nineteenth century onwards. There are many connections in our examples to standard systems of magical training that are well published, but the Mysteries selected for this book (and there are many that could have been chosen) are fundamental structures found in Western tradition. It must be stressed that no matter how much modern support (or antipathy) is given to material such as the Golden Dawn system, or the comprehensive works of Aleister Crowley and other modern occultists, these do not comprise a root tradition; very often they are totally out of contact with Western magical tradition, particularly when they employ Eastern lore out of context and without the writers having had genuine experience of Eastern culture, philosophy or religion.

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