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The Art of Dreaming

I love to dream. At least I love to dream good dreams and still suffer too many nightmares. Dreams provide a glimpse into the inner workings of the soul and are very much worthwhile recording. OK, some dreams are just a mish mash of nonsense but some hold deep significance. In my book, Inner Journeys, I talk about a dream that I still have periodically. My house dream. I can’t truly express how I feel about this house, well, sprawling mansion. I adore it with an intensity that defies description. Sometimes, the house seems partly unfinished, partly built and occupied and in other areas, partly ruined and left to the ravages of time. This house contains treasures beyond description and its nooks and crannies contain surprises; sometimes unpleasant surprises. In

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The Shadow and the Occultist’s Trained Mind

One characteristic of occult training is a ‘trained mind’. Dion Fortune talks about that quite a lot in her works and it is certainly true that the work we do rewires the brain and results in a mind that is able to perform visualization and concentration on demand. I read last night with great interest in ‘Moon Magic’ how Dion’s character, La Fay Morgan, talks about building an astral temple using visualization and the trained mind. I can do this too these days and actually very easily when I put my mind and my training to it. But, that Shadow, he robs me of my ability to concentrate, to visualize – he utterly disrupts my ‘trained’ mind. How? It’s almost like the old idea of the devil on one shoulder

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Near Death Experiences

My Father passed away on Tuesday. I am devastated. Despite everything I find myself asking “Where is he?” and wondering deeply. It has shaken my belief system somewhat to be honest. I found myself researching near death experiences and I came across a superb resource that I can recommend for a visit – here. Interesting sections of the site deal with gnosis and the NDE and explore the gnostic gospels in a rather compelling way. Take a look…..

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Funny…

I was just on a remote viewing site. It has over 100,000 members, many of the posts in the blog have over 100 comments – none of them spam – and it made me think how funny. The man who runs it may well be genuine. I actually purchased his course several years ago and found it pretty good but over $150 for ten cassette tapes is a lot of money… I think that if you couch stuff as positive thinking, cosmic ordering, remote viewing you avoid the ‘stigma’ that comes with calling it what it is – Magick. Many times I feel that people who write about say .. positive thinking are teaching magick but with one very large difference…. it is usually done for personal profit. i.e. for

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The Book I Can’t Seem to Finish

I have been working on a book now for several years with Sue Vincent. However, I just cannot seem to get the book finished. Every time I vow to get it completed I seem to get very busy or something else happens. I am beginning to think it will only get finished when those that decide these things decide to let it be complete. The bulk of the book is done but the last chapter or two appears to be stuck…..

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Observing Reality

I have long been fascinated with the concept of reality. I recall years ago reading some AMORC materials that defined reality as distinct from actuality. Actuality is what a thing actually is whereas reality is your perception of a thing. So in fact, reality is YOUR reality and not necessarily that of another person. That’s interesting but it really simply shifts the question to what is actuality then? Quantum physicists now theorize and have demonstrated with experiments that reality is determined by the observer – at least to some degree. Others might say simply that reality doesn’t exist at all until it is observed – much like the question does a falling tree in the middle of a forest make a sound if there is no one there to hear

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St. Germain and Bardon

Anyone who has read Frabato the Magician will be aware of the claim that Franz Bardon was the reincarnation of St. Germain, as well as a lot of other things about Bardon that one’s initial reaction is to discount as the over zealousness of his followers. But, I have been in a vein of thought and meditation for some time now about all of this and I do believe that there is a connection between Bardon and St. Germain. One only has to read Comte de Gabalis (most likely the Comte is St. Germain) and compare with Bardon’s material to start to suspect at least a common point of origin. What is also intriguing is the lack of any real details around either man. Indeed, their lives have a sort

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The Contrast

Just recently I have been reading a couple of books – A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bryan Bryson and The Theory of Everything by Stephen Hawkings. Book books are interesting and well written but it is the absence (even denial) that anything more than complete chance is responsible for Everything that struck me in both books. Hawkings even mocks the idea that one would need anything to explain anything except chance. I was reading both books as I just wanted to get to grips with Quantum Physics for myself to separate out truth from fiction. What I was left with however was a feeling that these two gentlemen ought to read some esoteric literature. They may discover that much of what they prattle on about has been known

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Indian Hermit – 70-years Without Food or Water

The BBC has a short video story on an Indian hermit who is being examined at a hospital because he doesn’t appear to have eaten or drank in 70-years. Instead, he claims he gets his energy from meditation. Worryingly, he is also being examined and watched 24-hours a day by the Indian military who want to find his secret for potential military uses. My thoughts on this are as follows… I have no doubt that living without the need for food and/or water is possible and that forms of meditation can provide the necessary energy. One only has to read the books by Franz Bardon to understand how this can be achieved. My second thought is that the Indian military are wasting their time. These techniques take decades to master…

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Bardon’s Mirrors

Recently, I decided to start working the exercises in Bardon’s Initiation into Hermetics. I am starting at the very beginning in which one of the exercises is to essentially spend a lot of time noting all of your weaknesses and faults. These are then matched to one of the four elements and also to a level of seriousness of fault. One then repeats that for positive qualities and these become Magical Mirrors of the Soul. Let me tell you its an interesting exercise. At first, its problematic to come up with qualities actually either negative or positive but after a while and, through indirect inquiry of others, you start to get pretty good at it and my lists are prolific already (and I am not done yet!). I’m afraid I

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