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Elements of the Cosmos:
Numbers and Letters as Archetypes
Numbers and letters are at the heart of the education of every student of Esoteric Studies.
In Elements of the Cosmos: Numbers and Letters as Archetypes, Scenza synthesizes the fields of Sacred Geometry and Kabbalah to reveal the hidden, esoteric meanings of the numbers and letters we use every day.
Are you interested in the Golden Mean and the Music of the Spheres? These topics and many more are explored in this fresh, exciting examination of the field.
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Capricorn: The 10th Sign of the Zodiac
December 22 thru January 20
Keyword: I Use
Every Environment Offers Opportunities for Spiritual Advancement, and Those who Make Good Use of Their Present Circumstances for Spiritual Ends Will Attract New Opportunities.
A New Day is Born...
When the Sun enters at the winter solstice, it is in Capricorn, an earthy sign; and, as the Sun is then lowest in declination, this position often is referred to symbolically as a tomb or cave. Thus it is that Mithra, the Persian god of light, is held to have been born in a cave; and Jesus remained three days in the tomb before the stone was rolled away and he emerged.
When the Sun has remained three days at its lowest declination, it then starts climbing, and continues to climb during the next six months until it reaches the pinnacle. This persistent tendency to climb, the ambition to mount higher and higher, is one of the chief characteristics of people born while the Sun is in Capricorn, from December 22 to January 20; therefore, the ancients who traced the starry figures in the firmament, to portray this attribute of both Sun and people born in the sign, employed the picture of a Goat, an animal which customarily moves to the mountain tops.
In addition to vaunting ambition, however, the natives of Capricorn also possess a flair for diplomacy. They are able to employ whatever is at hand to the best advantage, which gives to the sign its Key phrase, I Use. And they are equally at home, and can adapt themselves to, any environment. Therefore, the ancient constellation represents not a common Goat, such as travels merely on the land; but one with the tail of a fish, which enables it, when occasion requires, also to live in the water.
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Finding Tranquility: Soothing the Disquieting Spirits
“In Bible times, Saul was accustomed to be troubled by obsessions. Morbid thoughts would occupy his mind, and these would so tune him in on the discordant side of Pluto that astral entities would take possession. I Samuel, 16, relates:
“But the spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him. And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our Lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well"
“Thus was the Crown, as represented by the King, and as indicating a decanate of the sign ruling those in Pluto’s realm, brought into association with the Devotion decanate of Sagittarius, where the Sun each year may be found from November 22 to December 2, pictured by the Harp.
“And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took a harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.”
“David, among the constellations, is pictured with his harp as one of the Twins, which rule the hands; but the Harp itself, as a separate constellation, quite appropriately depicts the most religious decanate of the whole zodiac. Of this harp a master wrote:
“Harp divine, whose strings the angels tune and set in motion sweet waves of music that vibrate round the spheres, and bring to man the tidings of his once celestial state, that says in tones of heavenly sweetness to faint and struggling souls; Look up and onward, thy spirit calls thee home. God Jehovah is, and thou must be.”
“But in the case of Saul his thoughts were so morose and savage that the inspiration, or vibratory level of intelligence, he often tuned in on was discordant. Instead of tuning in with prayer and devotion he tuned in with anger and revenge. And following the law which governs contacting the invisible realm, he thus came into rapport with entities of the same general vibratory level as his thoughts, and of the same desires. They were malignant, and finding the avenue thus open to them, they took possession of the king
“The one way to cure a condition of this kind is to stimulate thoughts of an entirely different character. When the dominant thoughts are harmonies this immediately cuts off all approach of unseen entities whose essential nature is discord. When the thoughts are elevated, as sweet music has an influence to raise them, to noble aspiration, it tunes the consciousness in on a corresponding invisible plane, and automatically cuts off any association with evil spirits.
“When thus understood, the method which was applied by David to soothe the troubled spirit of Saul, and thus cure his obsession, is the most approved and successful method that can be applied to such cases today.
“It also explains much of the value to be derived from devotional exercises and prayer. Devotional exercises accompanied by appropriate music are a great help to tune the feelings and emotions in on the plane of intelligence corresponding to such high emotional states. If they perform their office properly, this raises the consciousness to a much higher plane than is its customary vibratory rate. It brings the consciousness into touch with invisible entities on the inner plane who are higher in spirituality and in wisdom than the devotee, and enlists their help.
“Discouragement and feelings of self disapproval keep the mind tuned in on the lower states of Pluto’s realm. But faith and devotion tend to enable the individual to rise above all such sordid and discordant feelings, so that they, for the time being are no longer troublesome, no longer attract discordant intelligences from the invisible. Like the music of David’s Harp, faith and devotion soothe and lift the thoughts. For as the text states: On Every Plane Harmony is Life and Discord is Death.”
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Why Astrology and the Tarot are so important to understanding Traditional Knowledge
“The word Kabala signifies traditional knowledge. It thus refers to the Oral Law, as handed down from antiquity; and embraces the occult traditions of all lands and all peoples. Often it is used merely as referring to the esoteric doctrines of the Jews; but in its broader sense it includes also the secret doctrine of other races. This secret doctrine, common to many lands, was jealously guarded from the profane, and was never permitted to pass into writing except in such ambiguous terms as to baffle the uninitiated as to its true purport. “In this sense the sacred books of the world, including the Avesta, the Vedas and the Bible are largely kabalistical; for they set forth traditions that are capable of an inner, or esoteric, interpretation. In fact, there are usually several interpretations possible, each more inner version revealing a deeper truth to those who have advanced along the path far enough to comprehend it.”
“And this seems the proper place to point out that the unwritten kabala, like the written kabala, is set forth in symbolical language, with purposeful blinds and subterfuges to confuse the uninitiated; so that of the few who undoubtedly exist at the present day who have received it, most remain in as much ignorance of its true interpretation as the majority of students do after studying the more accessible written kabala. “This unwritten kabala has been transmitted only through certain secret schools. Those receiving it well merit what is given to them. They are left to their own devices in the matter of interpretation. And because the real keys to its interpretation—astrology and the tarot—have been largely ignored, or distorted, they have floundered sadly in arriving at its meaning. Whether written or unwritten, the kabala is a philosophy correlated to esoteric astrology as exemplified by the tarot; and it can only be comprehended fully by those who perceive the true relation between
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