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"A Song"

Alchemy and Fear

"A Song" 1892
Donation to Smithsonian Design Museum by Cooper Hewitt

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The Sign Aries

Aries: The 1st Sign of the Zodiac
March 21st thru April 21st


Only in spring occurs that significant astronomical phenomenon which anciently was celebrated as the feast of the Passover. This festival, although called by different names in other lands, was not unique to the Jewish people.

"At its heart, it is the story of passing over to the summer half of the year, from the dreary months of winter darkness and oppression. When we think of the privation endured by primitive people as their stored supplies became exhausted at the end of the season of snow and cold, we can have no surprise that they universally celebrated the passing of the Sun over the celestial equator from south to north, heralding the commencement of the growing period with its new supply of food and its relief from the icy blasts that make demands for special clothes and shelter.

The Vernal Equinox, or 0 degrees Aries, was selected by ancient astronomers to mark this transition. Not only the timing represents the spirit of this season, but the constellated stories they told in the sky mark it as well. When the Sun has circled the zodiac and passed over the Vernal Equinox into Aries, a new year or Cycle of Life begins. To many ancient people this symbolized the transition from the physical world to the spiritual plane of life. If one has ever watched an old ram lead his flock, the use of the Ram to head the procession of constellations will call for no further explanation. Aries was given the Key phrase, I Am. Those born under this influence, more than other people, tend to view things from the standpoint of Individual survival and expression. They are pioneers who venture into new lands.

The spiritual text is:

“There is no death! What seems so is transition:
This life of moral breath
Is but a suburb of the life Elysian
Whose portal we call death .

Excerpt from Course 7, Spiritual Astrology by C. C. Zain

Mental Alchemy

From the Lessons...

The Thought Cause of Any Condition

If we are ever to have a different type of fortune in any department of life — health, finances, affection, honor, etc. — the compound of thought elements within the stellar cells affecting that department of life must be changed. And if we are to proceed intelligently toward making such changes in the psychoplasm and stellar structures of our astral bodies as will restore health or attain some particular type of fortune, we must first have detailed knowledge of the thought cause of the condition to be remedied or augmented. ​

​The planets by their house positions in a birth chart map the family of thought elements that have been built into the astral body in association with each of the twelve distinct departments of life. They thus show what thought elements up to the moment of birth have been built into the stellar cells of the astral body in such a manner as to determine the kind of events and conditions that will be attracted into the life in each domain of its activities.

Each of the ten planets in the birth chart maps the chief structure in the astral body of one family of thought elements. The aspects between the planets reveal which thought elements have entered into combination, one with the other, in the formation of compounds, and how these compounds have been formed.​

The planets are not responsible for the events and conditions attracted. It is easier for a child to be born when the streams of astral energy from the planets are such, as indicated by their positions in the sky, that they flow through—rather than crosswise of—the stellar cells and stellar structures of the child’s astral body. The child is born when the astral currents of his environment, as shown by the birth chart, correspond as closely as practicable, to the thought compounds and thought structures of his astral body.

C.C. Zain, Mental Alchemy, Chapter 2

Horoscope 2020

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The Materialist

Astro-Tarot Series:
Arcanum 22: The Materialist

In part 23 of 23 of this classic series Elbert Benjamine explains the astrological significance of Pluto and its relationship to Arcanum XXII, The Materialist tarot card...

November 22, 2019 | Pluto and the Materialist

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As above, so below

Modern Physics Validates Brotherhood of Light Hermetic Teachings

What does the Holographic Theory of the Universe and Quantum Theory have to do with our Hermetic teachings?

In this article we will attempt to present aspects that pertain to the Hermetic Teachings of the Church of Light. We also encourage you to investigate these theories for yourself ...

Modern Physics Validates Hermetic Teachings

Astrology for Aquarius

Astrology of World Affairs

For an intriguing Hermetic Astrology analysis of up-to-date Mundane or Global affairs
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Passing all 21 courses leads to a Hermetician certificate and even more opportunities to learn and explore. In addition,if you're seeking professional status, being a Church of Light Hermetician is widely recognized and respected in the new age and astrological community. See our Membership page for more information.

The Brotherhood of Light lessons encourage us to study the Book of Nature...

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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.

Roots of Prayer

Mental Alchemy...
Prayer of Purpose for Mars

For use at times when strife, haste and waste of energy, harshness, temper or violence enter our life.

Constructive Aggressive Urges express as Initiative in the use of energies for constructive work and action, building up instead of tearing down.

O Thou Eternal Spirit, in Whom I live, move, breathe and have my Being! Temper my aggressive activity with gentleness in all that I do and say. Direct my love into channels of care and protection for others. Let the chief interest of my life be constructive service to the weak and helpless.

So Shall It Be!....

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The Brotherhood of Light Lessons and the Aquarian Age

Why Astrology and the Tarot are so important to understanding Traditional Knowledge

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 K. Paul JohnsonHistory Of The Adepts

An interesting history of The Brotherhood of Light and related sister organizations by K. Paul Johnson.

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