Sangaku – Japanese Sacred Temple Mathematics

•March 7, 2014 • 1 Comment

Magick is a great subject to investigate. It leads you to a lot of very interesting topics which demand your attention.

Just before Christmas I was in a discussion in an internet Forum about magick, the occult and other secret things. And I was rambling along the lines that there are fairly little secrets around especially knowledge wise and even less if you really start to investigate things. Fremasonry for example,  you should be able to find every little information that the Brethren have, what you do not find is the experience of a well done Ritual. The other guy just stated quite quickly: “Well Sangaku is” and with this he send me of to an interesting intellectual journey.

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The New Seers and the Struggle for the Abstract

•March 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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The old seers solved a serious problem of the ancient seers building societies that slowly unraveled the mysteries of the universe.  At the same time, they created monolithic agriculture and social structures that began a road to global human dominion and international conflict. Old tribal allegiances slowly evolved into nationalism and ethnic prejudices. Meanwhile specialization split the seers into two generalized groups.  While these two terms can actually be applied to ancient times, reaching back into pre-written history, they clarify the split what occurred during the process of empire building into two broad camps.  These two groups are creators and sustainers.

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Love not War

•March 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Also no additional words needed. I think the last two Videos go well together!
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•March 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Words fail.

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Webpage Found: Rik Garrett

•February 6, 2014 • 2 Comments

Today I received the Fulgur Newsletter. They have a really cool new Book called “Earth Magic

which features a set of Photographs by the Chicago based Photographer Rick Garrett. As usual I take this as an invitation to
search for the Artists Webpage and here it is:

Rik Garrett 

I like his Art and therefore hereby recommend Book and Artist. Especially the Handmade Books are really cool!

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a Bigger play

•October 28, 2013 • 1 Comment

Whispers of Fragrant Breeze

A new challenge everyday
You keep away and delay;
When I act to close the gap
Fate says there is a bigger play. 

Shams al-Din Hafiz

― شمس الدین محمد حافظ /
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez,
(1325 – 1389 )

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Webpage found: Drawerings

•September 20, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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If you want to relax, try some “drawerings” (sic).

The Mandala drawing is a lot of fun and I especially like the “replay” function where you can

watch your Mandala enfold.

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Rübezahl

•August 27, 2013 • 1 Comment

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I like to work with and investigate local Spirits.
Here in Germany we have a nice variety of Spirits which are known to every child, but sadly not to the average grown
magick users. This is quite odd since it is highly likely that you have more connection to some Spirit you know of since you are
5 years old and which is said to reside only a few kilometers from your home than to some greek Hecate or Indian Kali.

Interesting enough, the local Gods, Spirits or Magick seems to be less interesting than any other. A cheaply made native American
Dreamcatcher is hanging from every third rear view mirror, the AUM Symbol  on the bumper screams a happy “I am almost as holy as
the Dalai Lama” at every one and shamanic drumming can be learned to the odor of Nag Champa in your local Ashram
(with sitar music and Yogi Tea in the break).

I really also do like to investigate other traditions, but I still do not really get why on earth nobody seems to work with the local magick.

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 RIESEN (Giants):
Die wilden Männer sind s’ genannt,
Am Harzgebirge wohlbekannt;
Natürlich nackt in aller Kraft,
Sie kommen sämtlich riesenhaft.
Den Fichtenstamm in rechter Hand
Und um den Leib ein wulstig Band,
Den derbsten Schurz von Zweig und Blatt,

Leibwacht, wie der Papst nicht hat.

So lately I investigated Rübezahl, a giant from the nearby “Riesengebirge” (Giant Mountains). I guess every kid in Germany
knows Rübezahl since there are a lot of (children) Storys about him. And this is also where I started, I read all the Storys to my own Kids.
rueb1There is quite a lot to be found in those storys, how do you call him (NOT Rübezahl, even wikipedia knows “Rübezahl is a name of ridicule, the use of which provokes his anger”) , how to talk to him, what does he like, what he really dislikes, his powers, … so there is all you really need to do some magick.

So hereby I dare you to look and find your local spirits, maybe even before you
learn all about the egyptian Seth, Hecate, Kali or some freak Demon from Tibet.
Maybe the local environment, weather and climat does have an effect on magick and
maybe the desert dweller Seth is not so happy to be called upon in Iceland.

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•July 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Correspondences, an international online journal to the academic study of Western esotericism

•July 29, 2013 • Leave a Comment

As someone interested in magick and the occult, I am quite used to the fact that this is a topic which lies outside the mainstream in general. This also means that you do not finde much about your specific topic in terms of magazines, papers or even books in a normal book store. Much less is there anything to ensure the quality of any articles or whatever you do find. Not many Universitys offer the topics around western esotericism and information based on scientific research is hard to get. I grab a book from Oxford University Press every now and then and I find high quality Information in the masonic research Lodge (Quatuor Coronati). It seems that all or most magick Orders or Fraternitys offer magazines or “Flying Rolls”, but these usually follow little or no scientific methods and present mostly a onesided view on the topic.

Due to these circumstances I am quite happy that I found “Correspondences” which is an online magazine with quite promising aims. I personally find Issue 1.1 quite interesting and I hope for more

Correspondences is an international, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the academic study of “Western Esotericism”. The editors acknowledge that the use of this umbrella term for a widely variant field of alternate scientific and religious ideas is problematic. Correspondencestherefore maintains an openness toward varying interpretations of the boundaries of the field of Western Esotericism. For example, articles related to esoteric currents from other global cultural centers may be accepted if a connection to alternative currents in “western culture” is implicitly established. The following list of areas of study is provided for clarification:

Alchemy, Anthroposophy, Astrology, Eco-spirituality, Esotericism in art, literature, and music, Freemasonry, Geomancy, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Illuminism, Initiatory secret societies, Kabbalah, Magic, Mesmerism, Mysticism, Naturphilosophie, Neo-paganism, New Age, Occultism, Occulture, Paracelsianism, Rosicrucianism, Satanism, Spiritualism, Theosophy, Traditionalism, Ufology, Witchcraft.

I hope you enjoy the link.

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