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The Brotherhood of Light Lessons and the Aquarian Age
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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 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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Sagittarius: The 9th Sign of the Zodiac
November 22 thru December 22
Keyword: I See
True Religion is the Discernment of the Divine Plan and a Conscious Cooperation in its Fulfillment.
Choosing to See Clearly...
“I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.”
This covenant, symbolized by the rainbow, promises a brighter future. For Stellarians, this brighter future is achieved by studying the Book of Nature. The Hermetic Axiom, "As Above, So Below," promises consistency between what is observed in Nature and the Divine Plan. The natural, material world is not to be feared or rejected; it is a mirror and reflection of the inner, formative world to which we often struggle to find connection and personal meaning. It is an ally when viewed with love, objectivity and respect.
Click here for more of this meditation and a companion exercise.
For use at times of poor judgment, over-optimism or personal conceit.
Constructive Religious Urges express as Benevolence, good will, and charity towards opinions of others.
O Thou Eternal Spirit, in Whom I live, move, breathe and have my Being! Bring to me the realization that my intellectual powers are meant for use. Let me appraise life fully and analyze completely, with sound judgment and good sense the experiences the environment brings to me. Inspire me to take pleasure in being an efficient thinking member of the Universal Order.
“The history of human evolution is the history of forming cooperative groups. First [individuals] united in the family. When the family group became stabilized and various families united in a cooperative effort to repel invasion and procure food, another step had been taken toward civilization. Family life resides at the very core of human progress.
“Next, when various tribes composed of united families came together under a common leadership and for a common purpose, there was formed a nation. Then when such a nation had been stabilized over a sufficient period of time savagery vanished and barbarism took its place.
“...Undoubtedly the nation is a link in the chain of upward progress. But so long as each of the various nations of the world strives mightily for its own advantage, with little consideration of the suffering it may bring to other nations who have thus been deprived, there will be periodic conflicts which will threaten the destruction of civilization. There can be no permanent peace in the world until all important nations find the common basis for cooperating, not to gain an unfair advantage for one or a few, but in the effort to produce and distribute in a manner advantageous to all, the material things people need for the most abundant type of life, and the spiritual doctrines which, based on the laws of nature as they actually operate, alone lead to happiness.
“The greatest obstacle to taking this final step in cooperation, which is the only way periodic destruction through vast wars can be avoided, is the failure of each race* and nation to understand the motives and characters and needs of the other races and nations. It is not, I believe, as some think, that people do not desire to agree — for the vast majority are convinced of the futility of periodic wars — but that they do not know how. They are not sufficiently versed in each other’s character, and hence cannot exercise the skill necessary to bring about agreements which otherwise could be made of advantage to all.
“...I am convinced that there is no better index to character, no better method of judging ability, and no system more reliable in determining where success will be greatest for energy expended, than natal astrology...”
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Excerpt from: Course 11, Divination & Character Reading, Chapter 4, click here
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.