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Since 1932, The Church of Light has steadfastly pursued its mission of teaching, practicing, and disseminating The Religion of the Stars through The Twenty-One Brotherhood of Light Lessons. These invaluable lessons encapsulate the profound wisdom inherited from the ancient Hermetic mystery school traditions, while also incorporating contemporary knowledge. In the era of the altruistic Aquarian Age, characterized by the rapid progress of science and technology, it is of utmost importance that a religion founded on comprehension and the harmonious alignment with the Laws of Nature is accessible to all.
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Libra: The 7th Sign of the Zodiac
September 23 thru October 23
Choosing the Seeds We Plant...
“If a Person Sows Discordant Thoughts They Will Reap Painful Experiences, But if they Sow Thoughts of Harmony They Will Garner Success and Happiness.”
At all times, we are sowing the seeds of our own consciousness. We are building thoughts into ourselves of various kinds. These thought cells, in turn, when sufficient energy has been supplied them, attract events of a similar quality into the life.
Virgo, the harvest sign, reveals how and why the trials and tribulations of earthly experience offer the opportunity to gain wisdom. The lowly seed planted in the spring promises a bounty of unrealized possibility. It is up to the balancing qualities of the astrological sign Libra to pronounce judgement on the effectiveness of the choices made in the spring planting.
Libra represents the wisdom and judgement necessary to elevate beyond experience into a state of understanding. Zain reminds us, “One of the most important qualities of the human mind is the ability to weigh evidence and from a comparison of diverse factors to pass sound judgment. Every day of our lives we are called upon to make minor decisions, if of no greater importance than the amount and kind of food to be eaten, and on rare occasions to pass judgment which affects the fate of human lives.”
In sync with the ancient astrological calendar, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are examples of religious traditions setting aside time to consider, evaluate and atone for the seeds sown in the previous year. It is a time of remembering that each of life's experiences is a necessary part of preparing us for the transformation that will occur when we pass from the physical, to be born into a new and better life on a higher plane—as we sow, so shall we reap. As we learn from our experience by rendering judgement and balance, do we grow in happiness and usefulness of purpose.
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The 1st Decanate of Libra — Serpens, Wisdom and the Serpent Fire
In Matters of Philosophy and in Matters of Action the True Course Usually Lies Somewhere Between Advocated Extremes.
Keyword: POLICY. Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines Policy as action based upon prudence, practical wisdom, or expediency.
This decanate corresponds to the time of year representing the marriage of two opposites - the light half of the year to the dark half. In most parts of the world, there is slightly more daylight than dark. It is a marriage of unequal forces. As a result of this slight difference, activity or forward progress moves unevenly as it circles through the sky, snaking along in a spiral. Hence, the image of Serpens the Serpent. The ancients selected Serpens to represent this section of the sky because of the serpent’s association with creativity and cunning.
Bruce Springsteen’s Sun — his Urge for Significance or Individuality — is positioned in the first ten degrees of Libra, the Policy decanate. Throughout his musical career, he has managed to focus on events through Libra eyes of balance and fairness. Either intentionally or naturally, he seems to have formulated a policy of finding salient portions of the middle path, where each side of an issue can find a piece of relatability. People on the left can find liberal themes in his music and people on the right can hear conservative themes. Walking the fine line between chauvinistic patriotism and loving critic of his country’s weaknesses, he does not appear a political person himself. Rather, he seems more issue oriented.
Springsteen’s prolific songwriting and socially observant lyrics reflect his roots in working-class America and the “common man.” Growing up poor in a dysfunctional family, his insights into humanity were shaped by recognizing and resisting the inherent unfairness he observed and felt in the social order of his time and environment. As a young person on the outside looking in, he rebelled, but Libra’s basic nature is to see both sides of an issue.
Springsteen’s nickname “The Boss” was given to him by his bandmates, who entrusted him with the responsibility of collecting their income from club owners and distributing it among the band members. They knew that he would do the right and fair thing, which is a testament to his quality of fairness and ability to formulate a balanced policy. It is interesting to note that Springsteen himself dislikes the nickname, as he does not want to be perceived as a boss or an employer. However, his reputation for being a fair and just leader has made the nickname stick.
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Prayer for Harmonizing Venus and Neptune Energy
For use at times when the Will is weak and healthy boundaries have been lost because of too much pliancy; during emotional and affectional crises; and/or, there is a tendency to be vague, negatively imaginative, and/or unduly sensitive.
Constructive Social Urges express as Affection asserted through strength of character, in companionship and social contacts, and in appreciation for the beautiful in life.
Constructive Utopian Urges express as Idealism and through the practical application and expression of the plans and schemes the imagination pictures.
O Thou Eternal Spirit, in Whom I live, move, breathe and have my Being! Aid me to attain calmness when emotion would threaten my poise. Aid me to be reasonable when I would feel hurt and unreasonable. Aid me to know that others will give love to me only as I radiate love to them. Inspire me to face reality courageously, confidently and calmly.
“...Applying our magical quaternary formula, Jod-He-Vau-He, the fiery triplicity represents the positive, masculine Jod, even as the heat rays of the sun fall upon the world. The watery triplicity is the negative, feminine first He, such as the moisture that quenches the thirst of the parched desert. The earthy triplicity is the point of union of masculine and feminine forces, the Vau, as water and heat meet in the earth to germinate whatever seeds lie in the ground. The airy triplicity is the product springing from the union, the final He, the harvest brought forth in due season...
...The Airy Triplicity embraces the signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. People born under this triplicity tend to the nervous temperament. They are mentally alert, volatile, changeable, and socially inclined, desiring to live largely upon the mental plane. They are interested in education, literature, and art, are fond of conversation, and find pleasure in the exchange of ideas. In the sense of desiring refinement and intellectual culture, their characteristic quality is ASPIRATION...”
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Excerpt from: Course 2, Astrological Signatures, Chapter 2, click here to purchase this course book.
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The Brotherhood of Light Lessons and the Aquarian Age
A new spiritual dispensation is at hand, where the love and compassion of the Piscean Age are enhanced by the wisdom that comes from a deeper understanding of the Nature of Reality brought by the new Aquarian Age and thus Religion is wed to Science. Our Brotherhood of Light lessons are the bridge that caries us into this New Age by combining the best of the Ancient Teachings with the wonders of our new discoveries. Nothing stays the same we must all adapt to the flood of new information.
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 interpretationÃ³astrology and the tarotÃ³have 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 astrological energies and their pictured tarot exemplification.
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Astrology of World Affairs by Hermetician Dennis Sutton
ancient wisdom — modern science
Sharing knowledge of Hermetic astrology, the birth chart, astrodynes and global astrology
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The Brotherhood of Light lessons encourage us to study the Book of Nature...
Nature manifests through Diversity.
Diversity is the key to survival..mastering its many facets is the means by which we thrive.
Fear of the unknown and that which is different from self manifests throughout nature.
Through Cooperation we express the Will of Deity,
gain the freedom that results from transformation,
and achieve a sense of personal fulfillment, harmony, balance ... spirituality.