Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Tower Tarot Card; Common Meanings and Less Common Ones


All About the Tower Tarot Card


by Amethyst Black

I think most readers understand from whence the symbolic value of the Tower tarot card originated. For those who don’t know, it emerged from the biblical tale of the Tower of Babylon and King Nimrud. Apart from that though, there’s a strong connection between it and a tower of any sort, and given that card reading doesn't align with the Bible in any real sense, it’s worth examining what this card’s connection to other very high towers in general, might be. We will delve further into that matter later on in the article; unfortunately, the Leaning Tower of Pisa will be the one and only "other” tower we have time to consider. 

One of the primary messages of The Tower, is that of the Hebrew letter Peh. Peh tells us the value of knowing when to speak and when not to—it urges us to speak in ways that serve, and to avoid speaking in ways that do injustice. Another message of the letter Peh, is that of number 80 (Peh’s numerical value). 80 is, in this context, the number/person's age denoting wisdom. Hence, this imparts a nuance—that revelations, in the card’s upright sense, may relate directly to wisdom. Don’t overthink it, but it’s there, and is worthy of consideration. 

When pulling The Tower card in a reading, its messages are strong and should not be overly swaddled and kicked under the rug. We need to wring as much juice (intuition) out within each context, as is possible. Now, let’s look at some more common meanings. It, like all cards, is influenced by the cards around it. 


The Tower Card: Commonly Used Meanings

The Tower keywords and meanings upright: tall building, discovery, unexpected/mind-blowing, an epic event, revelation, fire, inferno, tempest, earthquake or other seismic natural event, pinnacle, epiphany, a fall, a fall from grace, electricity, electrically charged, a refrigerator or other appliance, a “passionate liaison.” A caution to keep everything above-board or else risk being discovered. Divine intervention, a blow to the ego.

Someone keeping something under their hat, that at some point will be revealed. A sudden change, a disastrous event or catastrophe, a divorce, a separation, bankruptcy, a painful truth. Also, a violent or unexpected reaction, or a surprise revelation in health. Sometimes The Tower card refers to a communications source, such as a communications tower or a PC tower. It may refer to a powerful verbal intervention on your behalf, or, the same, but from an elder. As a heads up prior to a meeting or event, it may mean that it will shake you up, or even be a life-changer. 

When combined with the Two of Disks, a rapid fast-forwarding to a 180-degree turning point. The Tower, especially when combined with the Hanged Man, may allude to an absolute and unexpected change in perspective. Combined with the Chariot, a tragic vehicular event. With the 8 of Disks, may refer to a sudden loss of employment. 

Reversed card meaning: hidden motives, motives discovered, discovering that a friend (or group) is in fact an enemy; someone revealing that they have a strong, passionate attraction to you. Discovering underhanded and intentional, and at times unintentional but significant, cross-purposes. A suggestion to ask for Divine intervention. Hard-wired to a certain perspective of thought, but due for a change; one way or another that change is coming. A caution to change behavior to avoid separation or divorce. Another caution: make sure you’re ready for the truth if you keep excavating for it. Also, an unintended revelation is made.

Reversed, The Tower can mean “making a tempest in a teapot.” It also suggests to be mindful of the power behind what you say, as in certain contexts, words can decimate. Sometimes this card reversed offers a caution to keep surprise disclosures hidden for the time being. Epic embarrassment or humiliation; additionally, powerful words spoken against you. As a caution against someone, it suggest they will blurt out things that are best hidden, or are callous in what they say, therefore have a tendency to leave a wake of devastation with statements they make. Sometimes, impotence

The Tower rx combined with the Four of Cups, may allude to discovering hidden communications by electronic device. Rx combined with the Seven of Swords or the Ten of Swords, a surprise betrayal may be discovered. This card rx sometimes means that a spiritual revelation may be forthcoming, and when that’s the case it may be beside the Ace of Wands, the High Priestess, or the Hermit—a card that is very spiritual to you. When combined with the Lust or Strength card, this card rx suggests a sudden loss of resources; besides the 8 of Disks, it may mean a sudden loss of unemployment or disability insurance.


Further Insight From This Card: What Would You Order (if you could only order once)?

All meanings, common or otherwise, are valuable to each and every card. Hence, let’s look at an out-of-the-ordinary meaning here. Imagine yourself sitting in a restaurant. You study the menu, and after careful consideration, order the shrimp salad. It seems at that time, to be precisely what you desire—light but satisfying, easy on the calories, fresh and lively, and chock full of life and vitamins. The waiter takes your order, thanks you and leaves. He’s gone minutes, then returns to the dining room. You call him back, and say “on second thoughts, I wish to change my order—it is taking too long. Instead, I’d like the Filet Mignon with Béarnaise, please.” 

The waiter informs you that the chef may have begun preparation on your previous order, and adds that if it’s possible to change it, he will. In a kind way he tells you to be patient, because it takes more than the blink of an eye in time to prepare a salad. Just the same, he takes the replacement order to the chef, who says he’ll do it. This is one potential unfolding of what happens if you change your mind about a restaurant order. It is not pleasant, complicates things, causes further issue beyond itself, and is awkward. Contextually though, it’s silly. It takes as long as it takes for anything. Well, this card tells us “good luck with operating like that.” 

To elaborate, this card tells us in no uncertain terms that it’s easy to feel, from the perspective one’s environment has bred into them, that failure to manifest is guaranteed after a specific amount of time, or that reaching success will take too long. The Tower card furthermore points out that things are not that straightforward, and are not necessarily doomed to failure due to how long they take. As for “too long,” we, rather than considering how long we are prepared to wait, should consider whether we want something or truly do not. 

The universe dictates that when all things are harmonious, our highest blueprint of existence becomes THE most likely outcome of every circumstance. How does this relate to The Tower card? Patience and organization, that’s how. Rather than “reordering,” when we have our spiritual stuff together, we can take it for granted that we’ll manifest that which serves us best. Rather than fight for it, we should let it find its way to us. Ergo, this card tells us that on one level patience is in order, but secondarily suggests that spiritual work may be required. Within the message outlined by the restaurant scenario, lies a subtler message conveyed by this point. 

What kind of spiritual work should be done? Meditate cards would be a suggestion—I’d begin with the Ace of Disks and the High Priestess, to see what the delay is about, and to gain insight on how to deconstruct any blockage in order to reel what you want, in. 


The Tower of Pisa: What Might Be Its Message When Aligned With The Tower Tarot Card? 

The construction of the Tower of Pisa began in the late 1100s. Several years after construction began, it became apparent that the building was faulty. The discovery came during work on the second storey. The problem? The foundation was lain on alluvial soil, which is soft. Building stopped as the fourth floor was in the works, and no further work was done for the next hundred years. Construction was delayed as a by-product of those being times of ongoing territorial disputes and political unrest, in and around Pisa. The inert period allowed the ground to become firmer, which is a significant factor in why the tower is still erect.   

When the building’s construction continued, tweaks in design were brought in, one of which made the center of gravity continuum into a shallow crescent shape. However, in modern times, the building reached an epic slant of 5.5 degrees, and correction had to be employed. The correction should prevent further work from being required for approximately 300 years. It was predicted by experts prior to the adjustments made between 1990-2001, that the building would fall when its slant reached 5.44 degrees, but the tower defied the odds. Refs--Why the Leaning Tower Doesn't Fall, Leaning Tower of Pisa (Britannica.com), Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa Ever Fall? (nationalgeographic.com).

The message the aforementioned brings to The Tower tarot card: We view this card and some of its messages as being intense. Being human and with emotions involved, we may tend to feel that an intense situation requires a powerful reaction. But the story of the Leaning Tower of Pisa suggests taking a gentler approach—not to react, but rather, to respond. When the tower began sinking, the project was waylaid. Maybe emotions ran high; maybe there was disappointment, anger, screaming, fighting, and were firings, and so on. But today none of the minor details as such, are remembered or even important. The important things that were done were emotion-free—the mindful adjusting of the tower’s center of gravity, and in later years, further adjustments to its construction were equally important, as they prevented it from falling altogether.

The message here, then, is when you see this card, to avoid getting blown out of shape by its epic message. Stop, think it out, take a break from proximity or mental proximity to the issue it symbolizes, and thoughtfully decide what needs to be done. While deciding, consider that a selected solution does not need to be permanent, and may be open to further adjustment over time (as the building and maintenance of the Leaning Tower was). Furthermore, an epic message doesn’t necessarily mean the end of anything, and sometimes a bit of careful mindfulness and rectification will do a world of good. 


Examining the Story of the Tower of Babylon and King Nimrud

The Tower of Babylon was decimated, and spoken language was broken up into various languages during this mythological event. What does this tell us? Perhaps in part, it’s a reminder that humans of like-mindedness stick together. When you have a group of similar-minded individuals large enough to create an epic event (epic, contextually to its situation), what you have, in the context of this card, is an epic event that’s bound to happen. Ergo, the suggestion is that the activities of such a group can prove decimating, and to keep an eye on what they’re up to, and deal with them accordingly. Troublesome groups should be dismantled. 

There is a secondary message here, as well. If the above were to happen today—if there was punitive flooding, there'd be towers popping up all over the place, and it would be considered smart maneuvering, as it would be done in people's best interests to prevent drowning and other tragedy from befalling them. Yet in this archaic story, this same behavior is very wrong. What does The Tower card tell us in conjunction with this point? Be aware of nonsense. When you are faced with epic statements, such as the story of the Tower of Babylon, sometimes they can be staringly wrong, yet even so we can get wrapped up in their gravity and fall into the intent behind their delivery to us. The softer message? some powerful stories are seriously timestamped, and serve only as examples of what was previously regarded as true.  


On Pride and Various Cultures and Languages

As well, at times the Tower of Babylon story is told with an underlying moral, warning against hubris. Well, what does it mean, even? The God that struck, was he not of immense pride? Why does man need to bend to the deities he imagines? Where is the logic in that? How did this become a mainstream concept for so long? Is it not more appreciable for man to be his own God? Is it not of greater value to cultivate the God within? Additionally, which qualities do we want in the deities we regard, and which ones do we not want? 

Is the Tower of Babylon story, in fact, a veiled warning to be careful about which deities we choose to regard? It’s a mythological story, yes, but through analyzing it we can extract all sorts of messages. One more, that I particularly appreciate, is that if that God separated mankind into races defined by the languages they speak, the cultures relative to each would grow to prefer their own deities. Hence, in God having done that, he’d cease to be the head honcho. Ergo, The Tower suggests that one worldwide and organized primary religion is doomed to failure, and furthermore, that once it reaches a critical point, any solution will not ideally serve to restore unity within it. But one reason for that, would be that our wide range of cultures are rather excluded from any one religion. 

Fortunately, as we speak, our world is gravitating away from religion and moving towards faith, and is moving away from exclusiveness, quickly towards inclusiveness. Beautiful!


Reference: Fall of the Leaning Tower—History of Interventions

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Related Reading

The Tower and the Gate of Hell  

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Some Say the Dimensions Are Splitting; But Are They?

 The universe

The universe. Image source: Pixabay, by user 'qimono'


Subtitle: A New Degree of Awareness Opened Up (for Me)

by Amethyst Black

Why was this article written? Because this author has of late, each night been able to see into the astral realm without any workup. In the past, it took significant effort to achieve that. As there was no singular event and no transition that would make logical sense of this new level of dimensional awareness becoming available, my impression is that change is taking place within the physics of our universe, and that said change has altered my dimensional awareness. 

Directly relevant to the aforementioned, the concept has been proposed from time to time within the metaphysical community, that one day the dimensions will split. This, not so much in the LHP community but more the spiritual community at large. “Which dimensions?” you may ask? Read on, and things may become clearer. To address this in passing now though, if that were to happen, it would likely stem from an adjustment occurring in the relativity between time and space. To expound, on our plane they're separated. That’s why we often hear it said that “there is no time anywhere else in this universe but for here on earth.” What would it achieve to have the dimensions split, though? After all, nothing “just happens.” (There will be further detail provided on the relativity between time and timespace, further into the article.)


Qabalistic Reference

Certainly, some people believe that things just happen, but using the Qabalah as a reference (for those already familiar with it, as it cannot be explained briefly enough), universal wisdom is selective in what happens next. If you wish to familiarize yourself with the Qabalah, an excellent tool is #AmazonAD: Thomas Karlsson’s Qabalah, Qliphoth, and Goetic Magic (book).

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Given that in appearance the dimensions are already split, if some people were, in the future, able to access at least one other dimension in daily life, unity between dimensions may need to occur for them rather than separation. 


In the Name of Peace

It is believed by some, that the goal of universal wisdom in having the dimensions split, might be to create world peace. It makes sense. But, how would that work? We shall imagine it in the simplest and most basic way. I, like you, do not know the details of how, but will pose assumptions based upon my knowledge and experience. The world populace could be divided using various criteria. We could, for example, separate the old from the young, first determining which age ranges to separate them into. We could separate males from females, singles from marrieds, or criminals from everyone else. We could divide the rich from the poor, or better yet, “the Elite” from everyone else, carnivores from everyone else, and so on. 

Note though, that in using the simplest model, we are separating people into only two categories. The assumption of two categories is based on 'simplicity for the sake of discussion,' and also aligns with the way that people talk—as if the idea of two primary dimensions is the most popular one. There would be a standard range of spiritual frequency relative to the populace within each sector of division, no matter which criteria were used to create differentiation. 


Criteria for Division

Based on the aforementioned, some methods of division would not be applicable or would not make sense to use. Which criteria then, would best align with dividing the world populace in order to create peace? Traits such as age, beauty, physical build, spiritual beliefs, race, dietary intake, gender predisposition and/or preferences, and many things, would obviously have little or no influence. Who and what, then, are the people and organizations creating unrest and division within our world today? Which division criteria would have them emerge in this sense, if this is how things would work? Surely, I have an opinion, but I am not here to persuade you of anything, but rather to encourage you to think outside of the box that we all of our lives have been pressured to think inside of. 

It is worth our whiles, though, to consider or meditate all points that would potentially apply to each frequency division, lest the dimensions do split. For example, would there be one criteria to determine separation? Two? Or more than that? What kind of behaviour puts people on one side or the other? What would it be like to exist in one location or the other/another? Such considerations assists us in preparing for it, especially in considering which side we want to align with. Also, it is in considering such points that other things wrong with society subsequently illustrate themselves more clearly.

We should consider too, that there may be another purpose than world peace at hand. There is a faction of people who believe that the uproarious goings on around us in our times—including the potentiality of dimensions splitting—are based upon moving us forth to align with Mother Earth’s ascension, and nothing else. That seems ever so strange for me to say, as if that were to happen, would not world peace be the end result? It is perhaps precisely the same thing.


How It Will Happen

Some who have channeled ascended beings and spoken to various entities from other dimensions on this topic, have conveyed that when dimensions split, those of a lower spiritual frequency will become dimensionally separated from those of a higher frequency. I haven't discovered much written on how it is to happen though. I’ll do a channeling on it as opportunity arises. One concept that has been put out, however, is that once it happens the higher vibrational people may bop back and forth between dimensions if they wish. 

The aforementioned is not by decree but is a natural law relative to spiritual ascension. How it works is that one cannot instantaneously jump ahead in their ascension, as an evolutionary process must take place; but in making certain choices they can regress. This reflects in why lower vibrational people cannot traverse in the same way. That’s rather all there is to it. How would it achieve world peace? In making this assessment one must assume that those causing issue in this world would be sequestered to the lower dimension and that the others would live in the ascended dimension—which would surely be the dimension directly relating to Mother Earth’s new and ascending state of existence. 


The Part I Don't Like

What if that’s not how it works? What if there’s another explanation? To be frank, this is a part I’d rather skip. If there’s one thing I can’t stand as a person with psychic ability, it’s to be quoted making predictions based upon sentient feelings. Why? Because, and this has been studied—the most accurate of psychics can be right up to 70% of the time at best. Furthermore, you will never hear me suggest that I am one of the best psychics. 

Psychic


'Psychic'; image source: Pixabay, by user 'darksouls1'

On Spirits and Underground Tunnels


I do not trust sentience implicitly, as it can be mistaken with impressions one gets that are not sentient messages. What I trust to a far higher degree, is when I receive messages from spirits. I have not consulted any, though, on the accuracy of the impression I'm about to divulge. What I'll share, is one potentiality of how dimensions may split. Ever since I became aware of the existence of the many underground tunnels spanning much of North America, I realized that there would have to be a purpose for it all. 

To build those underground systems would cost trillions of taxpayer dollars. Hence, in this time of fast-forwarded spiritual evolution, there would have to be a natural requirement for them or a natural solution forthcoming for them (as they are an exemplary problem). Why are the tunnels so extensive? Is it because the world's who’s-who thought that there’d be some cataclysmic cosmic (or other) event in the future? If so, do they still believe it, or have they since dismissed it as a consideration? Either way, the suggestion becomes that there may be a huge and catastrophic event, or a potentially catastrophic event, that runs “them” into those tunnels. "What then happens?" Well, your guess is as good as mine. This is but one impression of how the dimensions may split. I could be off base, and maybe it’s only a phase of the process. 


Our Dimension Described

There are various ways this can be described, including from a spiritual aspect or a scientific one, and there are multiple perspectives either way. From my perspective, we are now in the third dimension, which directly relates to the fourth. The third relates to space, the fourth relates to time. However, space cannot exist without time and time cannot exist without space, that’s why quantum theory relates information about timespace. Hence, if we ascend, what do we ascend to? We will still be here on earth, but it is already divided within its own dimensions. It has time and it has space, but separately. 


We Have Never Known Time

We seem to understand from a scientific perspective that timespace is one thing. Consider this though. If the third and fourth dimensions exist together in any specific sense, and if we ascend to the fifth dimension, how is it that we skip the fourth when we have never known it? Time seems to have corrupted for us here on earth. There is some phenomenon in the works, that prevents space from entirely relating to time. When we traverse space we can move back and forth with ease. We have never known time then, as we absolutely cannot traverse back and forth in time. 

How stunted we are when it comes to time, shows in the contrast between how much knowing we have of space compared to time. In space, we have moved to the third dimension. Can you imagine what either of dimensions 1, 2, or 3 is in terms of time, when we can know and traverse it? Right; me either. 

When dimensions split, some say we move to the fifth dimension, others say the fourth. There are those who “just say,” who have not considered what either would consist of. My impression is no more valid than anyone’s, yet I have given it thought. My impression: those who have earnt the freedom to move from one dimension to another, will have ascended from space to timespace. What is timespace? It is, IMHO, what you get when you connect earth with the astral plane. Hence, those who have astral/soul travel experiences, already travel inter-dimensionally. When dimensions split, it simply means, again IMHO, that everyone who is ascended will be able to astral travel at will. Those who do not ascend, if they ever could astral travel, henceforth will likely be blocked. 


Long-Term Change

Vibration effects vibration. Hence, if dimensions split, it seems it would be rather permanent of a change. If the earth was divided into high and low frequency sectors, individuals confined to each would be influenced only by each other. Therefore, it would be difficult for the low frequency individuals to ascend, but it would be rather simple for the higher vibrational beings to remain positive and to traverse their journey of ascension smoothly.

The bottom line here in knowing all this, is that if a person is not growing in awareness, it’s far past the time they should have started getting their right step right in life. However, I feel that it’s critical but not too late to do just that. Though this was not what I intended to write about on this particular day, it is what Spirit urged me to write about. Hence, though this post is based largely on impressions and assumptions, there is a general concept that Spirit wants known, contained within it. 


World Peace; How?

How do these tumultuous times relate to the dimensions splitting and ultimately, world peace? To be indefinitely and potentially permanently relegated to another dimension than our own, there would have to be long-term similar-frequency engagement leading up to it. We live in times where we see one set of people turned against another as they’ve been caught up in playing the game, and the game players themselves disrespecting free will on a large scale (this last point has been conveyed by some ascended beings as being the only true “sin”). This setting gives rise to everyone having plenty of opportunity to make their frequency standing clear. 

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Below are links shared to articles. It is my belief that when we want to know all there is to know about a matter, we have to expand in all directions. For this, I’ve shared links to articles that discuss concepts relating to mathematics, physics, and timespace, that bear either direct or indirect relativity to the concepts presented here. One linked-to article, for example, is about dimension-splitting within scientific data models of advection transportation. However, the Qabalah shows us that all reflects all. I urge you, even if disinterested, to read at least some linked-to articles and see what you get from them. When I get confused by magick, or anything really, I lean towards science—especially science that I don't fully understand. It leads the mind to expansion within a vast array of possibilities; the expansion unaffected by any tethers posed by mundane-world lab science.  


Density vs. Dimension

I realized after I wrote this, that I used the word 'dimension' in places where I could have and perhaps should have used the word 'density.' Hence, I’ll explain here to save myself from going back to edit. Humans, to date, have been prone towards replacing the word density with the word dimension when speaking in similar contexts to this. What this means is that we humans tend to associate timespace location with spiritual frequency. In truth though, density is where a person or populace is within the process of ascension, whereas dimensionality is a location in the universe

I could go back and edit to make this fit more appropriately with the aforementioned concept. However, in reading it over, there is more conveyed in leaving it as it was written. There is a knowing achieved in understanding that for our spiritual lesson, time and space were required to be separated here on earth. As a dimensionality, that obviously aligns with any given density we experience throughout our respective journey, regardless of whether it entirely fits with any other relative concept. I should conclude in stating the obvious—it would not be dimensions separating, but rather, densities. However, at the same time, would not dimensions require separating to meet that end?

One point that occurred to me as the above paragraph was written: Density has been used by some entities to describe location. Why? because for example, a third density planet hosts the beings that rightfully by their spiritual density, belong there. The moral? Let's not sweat the small points as we work towards understanding it all.

That’s a lot of verbiage shared. I hope that it means something to you or draws you to a related consideration. 


Related Reading


Exceptional effort was expended in trying to find the web address of a man I spoke to years ago. I visited his website numerous times when investigating the topic of underground tunnels, in the past, and we spoke a few times by email as well. I don't remember the fellow's name, but he was getting on in years by then. I am not sure, but in trying to recall his name, Ray, or Roy Price, comes to mind. He explained on his site that he was an agent (P.I.), who worked primarily for the US government throughout his career. He at times of course, found things that agencies/officials did not want divulged, and had been the target of attempted murder a time or few; it seemed that later in life, shielding himself from another such event had become his life's theme.  

His website was a treasure trove of amazing photographs of huge, and obviously ultra-expensive underground tunnels and buildings. It cannot be sufficiently encapsulated into words what all is down there. Well, nothing can be found relating to him or his site anymore. I have no idea what happened. Even stranger yet, his emails have gone missing from my archives, yet were not erased by yours truly. I did a thorough keyword search, that successfully pulled up his emails in the past, but alas, no longer does. For this, I cannot supply you with the most superb proof of the tunnels under North America that were spoken about in this article. 

Any links supplied below regarding underground tunnels, are all I could find, and are not exactly what I hoped for (concise, factual, provable statements and photos). For this, they are at the end of the list. At least they'll give you an idea of what people say when they discuss them. It would be remiss not to mention that there are numerous rather benign tunnel systems as well, such mentioned here: The Eerily Extensive, Partially Abandoned Tunnel Network of the U.S. There are also examples where small areas of tunnels that were constructed for government use, are innocently explained away. Though some of it may be true, I want to bring to mind the huge cost of the tunnels, and also any potential misuse of them and/or taxpayer dollars; nothing else; hence, that type of link was not supplied. 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Samael Brought Me Two Deliveries of Not-Good Fortune! Thanks! (For Real)

Samael, personified as the Angel of Death

Image left: Samael, personified as the Angel of Death. Public Domain image via Wikimedia Commons.

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Subtitle: A Note on Achieving Good Fortune

by Amethyst Black

Yesterday, Samael (aka Yaldabaoth, The Grim Reaper, etc.) explained to me one way by which luck can pass from one person or party to another. 

What he conveyed: You have an individual, a couple, a group, or an enterprise; they in this example are successful. For some reason though, they cause harm to another; it can be done through intent or otherwise can be done via negligence, but with no attempt to make things right after discovering the damage done to the other party. You still with me? yes, of course you are, so let's continue...

So, when a party that has been lucky to date craps on someone then walks away, the energy of good fortune they'd previously tapped into, is no longer the primary energy ruling their quantum continuum selection. That good energy, the universe pushes towards the person who was harmed. Moving forth, the lucky-to-date person, gets the crappy energy they pushed towards the harmed individual. Now, of course Samael did not say this in these words; the words are my interpretation of the energy transmission that he conveyed. 

This is interesting, though, because two individuals in a row did this to me, at a time when Samael became a strong presence in my life. It's as if he drew two quite fortunate individuals to me, who were likely to harm me in a way that I'd survive well enough, but in a way that I'd adopt the energy of good fortune that they'd previously been attuned to. I asked him to help me change my life for the better, and seemingly, this was what he did to achieve that end. I can hardly wait to see how it unfolds. One way or another, it's righteous! He says though, that to have it work, one has to remove their focus entirely from the past events that led to said inheritance of great fortune. And, with that said, yours truly will do just that. 

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When someone in your life forks you over, it will serve you to know this: if you are willing to forego reliving every moment of pain and anguish over and over again, the energy is strong at that point to run and achieve and gain... so why not just put yourself out there, and whatever you are hoping for, make a move on it! One thing, by the way, that hasn't been mentioned so far, is that Samael conveyed that when this happens we are more in tune with the spirits we seek assistance from. Hence, while we have all that great energy surrounding us and running through us and everything we do, we are also going to get the biggest bang from our demonolatry magick efforts. This is great to know!

Like it? If so, feel free to leave a comment below. 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Samael Can Fix a Septum Piercing, Apparently

Samael in his Grim Reaper persona, by Gustave Doré

Image at left: Samael in his Grim Reaper persona, by Gustave Doré. Public Domain image via Wikimedia Commons. 

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by Amethyst Black

I pierced my own septum. It's not something I'd recommend for anyone to try, for sure. It was a bit crooked, because one side of the septum piercing pliers had slipped off of my nose when the needle was only half way through. Way to learn--if I had to to it over again I'd get locking pliers. When continuing, I thought the pliers were back on straight; I'd tried my best, but no, evidently they were not. 

So, when the second half of the needle went through it was about a millimeter off. One millimeter doesn't sound like much, does it? However, on a feature as small as a nose, it is. As well, in the case of a septum piercing, it is a small and centralized focal point from which body jewelry radiates out. If you put a ring in, then as it radiates out, that millimeter becomes significantly larger of a discrepancy towards the outer edges. 

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I took the hoop out and re-pierced it, but there was a pull for the needle to follow the original pathway; so it was better, but still a tad off. However, with jewelry in it still looked annoyingly crooked, despite it being less than a millimeter off in actuality. I didn't want to pierce it again, but it appeared necessary. I thought on which approach to take. It seemed that forced migration might be the best approach. If it could be migrated within a couple of days I'd leave it alone. 

For those who do not know what body piercing migration is, it's when a piercing moves from where it was originally placed. It happens when pressure is placed on a piercing. For example, if you have an ear piercing with a piece of jewelry that is large enough to apply significant pressure to your piercing as you sleep on it, the pierced hole will move in the direction of said pressure. 

With the aforesaid in mind, as I lay down to sleep after piercing and thoroughly cleaning my septum, I twisted the clicker hoop in the two directions it needed to migrate towards. After a number of minutes, a dancing show of light appeared. Then a specter emerged from it, and I recognized Samael. He showed as a lion-headed serpent. I said, "timing suggests that you are here to help me with my septum piercing problem. Are you?" He responded affirmatively. My permission was granted for him to fix it. My gratefulness was expressed sincerely as well. 

He said that the placement of the hole was off in two primary directions, one was important to fix, the other less so. The smaller one related to the small amount of lack of symmetry in my nose. Hence, with the one problematic direction fixed, the other would relate better to my face and would no longer be an issue. I asked him to "please make it straight enough for people to perceive it as straight, regardless of whether it is actually 100% straight." "That's all I ask," I said. He was there for a while, and was multi-located. By that I mean, that there were a number of him. I was falling asleep; it was dark, and he was shadowy and dark, but  it seemed that there were five of him (to work on my little nose!).

Once he was done I felt super-good. I don't know why, but it was so. I also felt beautiful, which was strange, as I hadn't looked to see what Samael had done. He could have made it worse, and there I was, feeling all beautiful and everything. Strange, but true. Even though I had confidence he fixed it, I felt compelled to continue to keep pressure on it until I fell asleep. Keep in mind as this story is told, that migration usually happens over an extended period of time. Ergo, that me in my wishful thinking hoped for it to yield successful results within the span of two days, was quite unrealistic. In essence, it was nothing more than me attempting to make use of the couple of days rest time needed between piercings. 

I woke up this morning. As I went to the bathroom to conduct my morning beauty routine, I dallied minutes before daring to look in the mirror. When I did I was startled, as Samael, the head demon in charge according to many, had straightened my piercing, just as he said he would. Think about it--isn't it amazing? Even working consistently throughout time with demons, there are things, such as this, that still blow my mind... blow my mind because I get the pleasure of experiencing them, but others would scoff and reject my recount of any such experience entirely.

There's something I have not told you. There was an offering that need be given; and we'll talk about that some other time :::winks::: ... but then again, maybe we won't!

Note: Some love body piercings, others do not like them. I feel  a pull towards them. Our ancestors' spiritual ties to us, bear relevance on who we are. Some of my ancestors were from India, and nasal piercings of both kinds are big there. I felt a deep desire to have one of each kind--a septum piercing and a regular nose piercing. I am also part gypsy, so the showy, glitzy, and even a tad campy look attributed throughout history to gypsies, is a look I am pulled towards as well. I don't fight these things, as they are simply an accepted part of who I am. What more can I say? :::shrugs:::

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Below is an image of yours truly, but not after the piercing described. It's me with a faux septum piece in. On the day this was written my nose was pink and a tad sore, and I did not want that immortalized in a photo. Whatever though; this works. 

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Monday, August 2, 2021

On the Left Hand Path: Being True to One's Beliefs


Subtitled: Notes on Authenticity


by Amethyst Black

Today's thought: In life, those of the left hand path will most often attempt, at least on some level, to be true to their beliefs. Let's face it--those who do not work to be true in this sense, are posers, are they not? Those of the left hand path, as most of us know, vary quite a bit. Perhaps the largest commonality between the various principles of belief, though, is that we are by birthright free to believe in whatever we want to, especially spiritually speaking. 

Well, the aforementioned is where I am at now within my own life. I have been practicing this for a while. Practicing what, exactly? To not hide that I am LHP. What happens in real life for someone newly practicing openness? For the most part, that which was decrepit finds new life, and that which floundered finds stability and applied purpose. However, not everything is easily righted when one rights how they handle their beliefs within society. Sometimes the cure is worse than that which it is intended to cure (this concept applies in all areas of life, not just within spirituality, does it not?)
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The point? That when one decides to be open in beliefs (or not a hider) right across the board, it is absolutely necessary to be open in beliefs with everyone, within every circumstance. One can certainly try dodging the raindrops, as it were, but that would draw out the agony of attaining harmony. As all channels are opened, one will at times experience the madness that is introduced as others try to adopt the openness that has been introduced to them. It may be distressing but the best solution is to go with openness anyway, if you ask me. However, it's more right to go with, of course, whatever works best for each individual.

Living in society is complex though. One cannot throw caution to the wind in all circumstances. One needs to have some regard for what may happen next.

Why is madness introduced when others try to accept your openness, or maybe alternatively, that they are coming to terms with you being okay with your LHP beliefs? Think of beliefs as traversing a path that is tube or tunnel-like. There must be a free-flow, in order for things to proceed smoothly. When new is introduced the flow is no longer smooth, and issue is likely to arise. Overfilling the tube with pressure, for example, something is going to spew out from it in a volatile way. Not enough movement, airlocks, and blockages may cause problems--such as lack of manifestation or people withholding from us in various ways. There are a variety of concepts we can use as parallels to assess which issues may arise. All that doing so will tell us though, is that each may potentially happen when we take a wrong step; the wrong step is when we are not being true to ourselves, our beliefs, and our chosen path. In using the aforementioned model, it becomes apparent that when facing flack in being true, an airlock may have been set in place from previous times of not operating from a place of authenticity.
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This block of shared thought was not to teach anyone anything, and I doubt that it did or will. It was, rather, published to urge people to think in yet another direction. It's rare that yours truly presents such simple topics as this. The truth is, that lately I've at times dealt with introducing the considerations of others into my own path. I've experienced blowouts and backdrafts. It isn't pretty. Still, the more of such I experience, the more simple it is to understand that to do the work is necessary, to open everything up until there is nothing more to spew forth. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Viné the Demon's Message On the Current Times; by Amethyst Black


Sigil of Viné, Goetic Demon

Sigil of Viné, a public domain image via Wikimedia Commons


Introduction

Today's blog post is different from most. It comes in the form of a sentient message picked up by tarot. However, though a tarot deck was used to pick up Viné's message, at no time were the cards used in a typical way. When used in a specific way, the cards amplify sentient messages for me. With typical tarot methodology, usually one or more cards are turned and the message is intuited. With this method though, each card has a specific and immediately identifiable message. It feels as if the entity is talking directly to me. I asked Viné if channeling him in this way was suitable enough to convey this particular message, and his response was "yes"; he made it clear that it was his intent to be channeled this way. How the situation arose, is that I had asked my spirit pantheon members to offer me a fresh topic for this blog post. 

The first card pulled was the Lovers, I was using the Crowley Thoth deck. I didn't immediately "get" the message. I could have read it as tarot, but this session was not about that, I could tell. Channeled sessions are immediately identifiable. That's partially because they are most, if not all, of the readings initiated after a request made to Spirit that requires a rather immediate response (my request for a blog post topic was rather immediate). I put the Lovers card aside and pulled again. I pulled the Six of Disks. I got a very specific feeling of the reading being relative to current times. I asked Viné if that was a correct impression, he confirmed that it was. 

From here on out, rather than post every card, query, and response, I'll write this post in the most fluid and logical way possible and will avoid delivering unnecessary details.

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Viné Has a Message for Us


by Amethyst Black

In these times, mankind has been reduced to the level of a pawn, in a chess game played on a warped board, no less. Each individual is, as you know, master of his world and universe. However, that innate right has been taken from him. Not by force either. It's sad to say but he's been a rather willing participant. The signs (of precisely what he's facing) have been ever present. However, with the combined nature of the material and energetic structure of man, there is a tendency for his brain to become overwhelmed and to dismiss that which he does not wish to perceive. This has become the norm; this has become the tool by which to manage him. Though this is not news, this is the crux of what is happening today. “Overwhelm him until he succumbs.” When I say “he,” of course sex is not a viable thing. Gender is not real and concrete. As Earth and mankind ascend, they become more like those above them, Qabalistically speaking.  

We (Spirit) collectively saw this come into play, and it has long been the way. However, we were not going to intervene on any level until it became necessary. We are now moving on this. Mankind has proven to be a sheer and utter disappointment, generally speaking. For the most part, he will not stand up for his own rights, his family's rights, or anyone's rights. At the same time, the average one guilty of such, cannot admit that it is the case. He hacks away, consistently focusing his efforts on minutiae, but all the while knowing inside that he is working on symptoms, and is not at all working to address the problem at large. Why? Because he fears, but his mind will not allow him to consciously recognize his disempowerment. So, though free will is of the utmost import to Spirit (Spirit, being all beings of spirit collectively), there naturally comes a time we have to step in and allow the drowning man to catch his breath. However, simply allowing him to catch his breath at this time is not enough. His strength needs restoration as well.

Spirit is currently in the process of cleaning matters up, allowing for a new beginning to emerge. Though no one needs such an explanation (because if your eyes were open you'd have already seen it), the crucial matters at the core of the times current to you, are all relative to corruption, greed, and disunity. Said intervention and cleanup is happening now, even beyond the awareness of most. Once we get to the thick of the matter, things will move more expeditiously. 

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Whereas at this point in time it may appear that there is no way out of your collective conundrum, it is already being moved into a past tense. There will be a tomorrow where your hearts will lift again, where you will be proud to live in the status quo at that time. For the now though, what are you to do? Believe. Manifest truth by your beliefs. If you've ever had doubts on this, know that your beliefs are the root to everything. Get that? You created this. How? By believing it could happen? Believing it was happening? Believing that nothing could be done? By believing that the rich, the powerful have all the power that you do not? Mankind has a variety of beliefs amongst them, but these are inclusive within all problematic beliefs. 

Prepare for a new beginning, as it is now nearly upon you. If there is one thing I, Viné, would like to say to you over anything else, it is this—stop disempowering yourselves. Especially now, at a timespace setting where Spirit is standing by, adjusting the field, as it were, to once again become leveled. Pick up your socks, tighten your suspenders. Let your testicles descend once again. 

Know at the same time though, that in not standing up for himself, mankind has not gained favor. For this, there will be lessons made available to him, not all as simple as Pablum to digest. The weakling that offered himself up like a naïve, young suckling pig, is now afraid to be gobbled up. There is some level of poetic justice in this, do you not agree? 

This entire sentiment has little to do with saving mankind, but for the fact that he was introduced into being by Creation, so within creation he belongs.

The aim of Spirit is not to back any particular belief, setting, class, or anything or anyone, but rather, to enable all things that support balance within your world and society, and within the universe at large. Hence, as long as greed for example, in one class creates a deficit of free will within another, greed within a certain class will be addressed. This is not to eradicate greed for being greed, as you can see. This type of justice will be incorporated across the board. There will be some aim to return the world to a status of innocence, where not everything has to be fought for. This though, will not be done against the will of most of anyone, but will be returned in as gentle of a way as is possible. 

The times that most logically would bear the label of "greed and corruption," are coming to an end. Currently there are battles being fought, won, and lost by some, to achieve this. All things move. The wheel constantly turns. That which is not desired of Creation, cannot exist beyond the will of Creation. You may ask yourself who or what is creation, and it is not for me to say. Ineffable is a real and viable thing. So are the mysteries—there are things that are necessary to keep occulted, to allow grand works to take place. 

For those amongst you who remain strong, there are rewards, the first of which you've already accepted—that you never let go of your godhood/goddesshood. Another, will be the splitting of dimensions. The more aligned with pure justice people are, the higher their frequency is. This is nothing to do with beliefs, classes, right or wrong, or anything but the frequency one's beliefs and actions create around them—no one creates it for them, they do it. It is primarily said frequency that determines which dimension people will be assigned/relegated to. The separation will allow one-way travels for some. Those with high enough frequency assigned to the higher frequency earthly dimension, will be free by the nature of their frequency to traverse back and forth between dimensions. All of those in the lower dimension, will not, also purely by the nature of their frequency, be able to traverse back and forth between dimensions. 

Why the splitting of dimensions? It was one way to help create peace in a world where there was such a wide array of beliefs, perceptions, and values that collided. It was a way to introduce peace in a world where none was likely in the near future, without grossly impinging upon the free will of many. If asked, some would not want to be assigned to a certain dimension; yet occasionally, invasions of free will are borne of necessity, to preserve the free will of the many. They will grow accustomed to the change, as everyone will. If nothing else, those relegated to the lower dimension will be with like-minded people. The beauty of it is immense and crisp, is it not?

The higher frequency individuals will see their being assigned to the higher frequency dimension as a reward, and in its way, that's what it is. However, being relegated to the lower frequency dimension is not a punishment, but is rather a lesson. Yet it is to be a long-term lesson, as once one is placed there, they will more than likely be there for all time. Why? Because of the effect of frequency upon frequency. Without being affected by more positive frequencies, there is little chance to ascend in frequency. In a place where Unity is not placed high in value, there is no reaching for it as an ideal. Some do not understand the value of Unity, but it is a Qabalistic ideal and necessity. 

The entire universe was borne of Unity, arises from Unity. But even before there is Unity, there is Oneness. Imagine what's beyond the Negative Veil, and how everything emerges from Chaos, which is Oneness. So, while Unity is a goal, it is the earth-level goal, and beyond it lies Oneness. The potentiality for everything, is what bears everything. Once returning to it, one must return in the same fashion in which they emerged, but in reverse of course. Hence, Unity to Oneness is the ultimate process at the end of human life; there is no questioning this. 

Once the dissenting factions of society are separated, the tendency towards peaceful living and ascension at a time when ascension is demanded (Earth herself is ascending now, and mankind must match her frequency or die), will become the predominant nature of the times. This message was delivered to help empower those who are prepared to work on their own behalf, to those willing to be inspired by the light at the end of the tunnel and also the fact that divine intervention is underway to assist and guide. You are the tomorrow. Do not depend on Spirit—stand up straight. We can only do so much, because free will is at the core. When you see that which works against the greater free will, stand your ground, stand up for that which aligns with liberty. Spirit will support that which aligns with the greater higher will. Though this is nothing at all that anyone has not heard before, now is the time that this message will be shown to be true. 

Rest assured that greater times are imminent. The strong will be Invictus, as will be those who stood still and allowed all things to pass, with their whole-hearted acceptance. 

Your Aleister Crowley named the current times as the Aeon of Horus. At times it appeared that he was right, others, wrong. He was in fact right. Horus's job was immense, and has been ongoing throughout the age. However, like all of Spirit, he had limitations to work within, the greatest and most steadfast being that of allowing for freedom of will. But now we are coming down to the core problematic elements. It is strange to see that it is the cure itself having led to healing, that begat these times. Once all of the concealment is removed from the cancer lying beneath it, the cancer is grotesque when fully visible. Though it is no more dangerous than it ever was, watching it fester and eat away at all in its path is disturbing indeed, and is not for the faint of heart. Those who said that Ma’at is prominent as well in this Aeon, are also correct. Ma’at is the name given to universal justice when viewed as an entity. Therefore, everything is overseen by her—she is central to everything being right by everything else.

Now, jumping back to the opening consideration, what was the message of the Brothers/Lovers tarot card? That Ra Hoor Khu is half of the theme of the Aeon. Those who chose to sit it out were not all doing it in a way that gave away their power. Some of them were literally the backbone of these times, displaying tolerance and acceptance, hence raising the overall frequency of mankind... keeping us from being blown to smithereens at a time when Earth is ascending. You were Hoor paar kraat, Ra Hoor's brother. It was a way to say that we are in or are approaching the final rounds of cleanup, within Horus's age. It's time to reach out and thank him and his brother for a job well done. 

Viné said these words were to be identified as coming from Spirit, delivered by him, and interpreted by me, Amethyst, and as well were ultimately approved as being true to the intent of his overall message. 

Signing off now, 

Viné and Ame 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Hathor, the Egyptian Mother-Goddess

Hathor wearing a menat
Shown is Hathor wearing a menat. A public domain image, courtesy of Rawpixel

by Amethyst Black


A Nurturing Goddess—Hathor

Hathor, also Hathoor or Athor, translates to 'The Estate,' 'The Temple,' or 'The House,' of Horus. There are multiple interpretations of what her name conveys, though. As her husband Horus's name translates to "He Who is Up High." Hathor's name indicates that she is the Sky Goddess and that she was a primary deific figure within the Egyptian ruler's environment. Additionally, her name suggests that Horus's respite in her presence, kept him strong. A less typical interpretation is, that she wasn't named after Horus but shares the meaning of his name. Hence, she'd be "she of a high place," or "she of a heavenly abode." As a Thelemite, this author prefers the Crowley spelling of the name—'Hathoor,' but more will seek information about her with the more common spelling of her name. 


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Attributes

The matters she presides over include love, health, childbirth, dance, festivity, music, and beauty. As a musician, her instrument of choice is the sistrum, which is a rattle of sorts. In early Egypt, sistrum music was used as a prelude to romantic activity; this is a clue to the type of energy this goddess exudes—sultry and somewhat intoxicating. This brings to mind another of her attributes—that she is associated with joyous intoxication. Additionally, as the harp was often played in her honor, its music is associated with her as well. Though she's one of the more feminine-archetypal Egyptian goddesses, her attributes and powers were varied to the point that in her day, she appealed to males and females alike. 


The video above provides an example of what the sistrum sounds like. There are other ways it can sound though, there are many variations on the basic theme. I did not make the video. A big 'Thank you' goes out to the publishers for allowing me to use it educationally. 


Syncretic With Aphrodite

By the ancient Greeks, she was seen as being syncretic with Aphrodite, which of course, syncretizes her with Venus. In previous articles on this site, it's mentioned that Lucifer in female form, is Aphrodite. Ergo, as Hathor is Aphrodite in another way, her essence is included in Lucifer's stream.


Similar to Isis

In instances, Hathor and Isis were represented nearly identically, to the point that only the names present on depictions could say who is shown. Does that make the two interchangeable? No, as their descriptions are unique in many ways. At a basic level, Isis is lunar and relates most strongly to magick, that which is hidden, and to wisdom. Isis is often depicted as being in mourning, whereas Hathor is not. Isis represents using love as a propellant to move beyond the grief of death. Hathor is a solar goddess and relates to the things that bring fullness to earthly life—love, fertility, nurturing, plentitude, celebration, and passion. There is another difference between the two—Hathor is seen as depicting the qualities of motherhood, whereas Isis is seen as pure and virginal.


The Uraeus

Hathor could become the royal protector, the Uraeus, whereas her Isis alter-ego was directly associated with Wadjet, the main personification of the Uraeus, to the point that she was often depicted in snake form. It could be said that Isis created the Uraeus, through the story of how she obtained Ra's secret name. That Isis aligns with Wadjet, implies that she's a fiercer protector than Hathor. That's misleading though; the story below illustrates that Hathor too, can be fierce: 

"At one point, Hathor went out, at Ra's request, to massacre enemies that were causing him grief. She was sent as Sekhmet. Her rampage was overkill, and trickery had to be employed to calm her down. Beer was made to resemble blood. Sekhmet consumed so much that she had to sleep it off for several days. When she arose she was peaceful, and back to her usual, Hathor self."


There's Power in Trinities

That Hathor relates so strongly to Isis, suggests that they are aspects of a trinity. I say this as Spirit tells me that the greater aspects of Source operate as trinities. Who would logically be third in their trinity? Egyptian mythology is complex—even convoluted at times. Hence, the proper response to this query would be contextual. It appears that any of her siblings could be third, and perhaps others in various contexts.


In Tarot

In tarot, Isis as the High Priestess, is represented by Gimel—the camel who has all it needs to make its way through the desert. Here again, she is symbolic of purity, the moon, and also virginity. Not absolute virginity, but the interest garnered by her mysteries is equivalent to virginality, in this sense. As for Hathor, though no card relates directly to her, she aligns with the Empress. Whereas the High Priestess guards the portal to spirit, the Empress is the personification of the portal... she is Dalet, the doorway. 


She Embodies the Nile

Hathor was seen as being the Milky Way, which was not a random thing. Not only is milk a source of sustenance, but the Milky Way was seen as representing the Nile. The Nile was the backbone of life and trade in Egypt. She was not the only cow goddess; those similar were Neith, Mut, Isis, Bat, and Mehet-Weret. Hathor as a sky goddess was also a celestial goddess. In that role, she aligned with Nuit, and also Sopdet (aka Sothis). Her relativity to Nuit should not slide by unnoticed, as it underscores her primordiality (which her location on the tree of life does not; she is located at Chesed).


Too Many Attributes?

Hathor has been seen as many things. Goddess of the East, of the West, of the Sun, the Moon, and Venus, lie amongst them. The reason for this is that she was widely worshiped; hence, her attributes differed per region. In the East she was Goddess of the East—you know? Maybe it was because she became too complex, that she was eventually overtaken in popularity by Isis. Humans are fickle; we prefer to regard deities that are easily pigeon-holed. With that said, there was likely a greater reason that Isis became more popular—that the Pharaoh of the day determined which deities were most in vogue. One of Isis's primary roles was that of being a protector of the ruler; hence, she would be appreciated for that.     


The Connection Between Hathor and Lord Azazel

Interestingly enough, there is the suggestion of a link between Hathor and Lord Azazel. Again, this should not be a huge surprise, as Lucifer and Azazel bear close relativity. But how does Hathor relate to Azazel? Hathor was the goddess that Isis emerged from, and Isis is the female embodiment of Lord Azazel. I have referred to that before but will say it again—as a matter of fact, I'll just quote myself: "...speaking of Azazel, and this is going off on a wee tangent, but he can be linked to Isis as well. In an Eastern African culture and dialect, Kalenjiin, the name of Isis is Asiis, and is understood to be Aziz/Azazel in another way. Reference: 'Isis and Asiis: Eastern Africa's Kalenjiin People and their Pharaonic Origin Legend: A Comparative Study'; by Kipkoeech Araap Sambu."


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Aligns With Ashtoreth and Other Goddesses

Beyond the aforementioned association, some see Hathor as being syncretic with the Canaanite/Phoenician goddess, 'Astarte.' This is interesting because Astarte, relates to the demon named Ashtoreth (others say Ashtaroth). Ashtoreth is the female form of Azazel. Towards the end of this piece, I'll show you a detail I discovered within the spelling of that name, that relates to this topic.  

Naturally, Hathor additionally aligns with various goddesses from Sumerian and other not-yet-mentioned mythologies. Which ones she's believed to bear correlation to, depends on which of her various depictions she is defined by. She could relate to the most primordial of goddesses if seen as Nuit, for example; so she could relate to the Babylonian deity, Tiamat. As Isis she is still quite primordial, being located within the Supernal triad. With other personas though, she moves away from that location.


Myrrh, a Prime Offering

Myrrh is an offering regarded as ideal for any deity; hence, that it was Hathor's standard offering speaks volumes of Egypt's love for her. Given that Hathor and Isis bear strong correlativity, that myrrh is sacred to both makes sense. Myrrh is a powerful healing agent, which relates to Hathor as a healer. Myrrh also has long been associated with death. One of Isis's roles was to waken the dead in preparation to move on to the Underworld. Myrrh also relates Hathor to Nuit, as anything relative to trees and resins, is considered a prime offering to Nuit.

Speaking of tree parts and essences and such, at times Hathor is represented as a sycamore-fig. The reason for this is that the fig exudes a whitish liquid that resembles milk. Given this, it's likely that all cow goddesses were seen as relating to the sycamore.

the Malqata menat

The Malqata menat; a public domain image, via Wikimedia Commons

What Is a Menat?

Menat is an interesting word; firstly as it was used as a name for Hathor, secondly, as the menat adornment was used as a protective-device and a fertility-charm in her name. The menat typically had many beads that looked like a collar, and had a counterweight in the back. Some also had a charm in the front. (Look to the main image for another example of what one may look like.)

Aside from the aforementioned, it is interesting that as a name, the word sounds like Manat. Manat was an ancient Arabian deity, who is a face of Metatron (there is also a strong suggestion of Paimon present with them). Hathor was consulted via meditation. She showed me that she does relate to Manat/Metatron/Paimon. She also confirmed that she relates to Ashtoreth/Ashtaroth. How she puts it is that all gods and goddesses are ultimately shades of the same and that they adapt to meet the requirements of people and Spirit over time. However, at the same time, she suggested that some spirit streams more closely parallel each other than others.  


Guiding the Dead and Providing Solace to the Grieving

Hathor was also known to provided solace to the mourning. As well, each of her siblings (Sekhmet, Bast, Ma'at, and Mut) as well as Isis, her co-persona, bore duties relating to death. In some depictions Hathor has sidelocks, in others, she has a braided lock of hair. The sidelocks, wprty, are in theory a blind-like face covering. Her shown with them, is a somewhat funereal depiction of her. 

When the wprty were pulled back, her face was exposed. In that context, with her help, the dead found their way to the Underworld. Of course, that tale would pertain to regions and/or contexts where she was regarded as a lunar deity, as her face would be symbolic of the moon. In depictions where Hathor's hair is in a braid (hnskt), the precise reasoning for her wearing one is a mystery.


What Hathor Can Do for Us

Hathor is The Great Mother; she offers that when life has become such a hardship that it's hard to continue on, that she can help. She says that one can imagine how to rebirth themselves, and the way they imagine the process should be, will work when overseen by her. So, call on her to oversee your rebirth. Hathor says it's one of the simpler ways to get out of a true life pickle. 

 

A Remarkable Observation

Hathor says that she aligns with Ashtoreth. The name is properly rendered Ashtoreth but is commonly written as Ashtaroth. Why is it properly Ashtoreth? Because Ashtaroth is the plural form. Yet below we’ll consider both. I took each spelling and removed the letters h, a, t, h, o, and r. Remaining after working with the first spelling, was Ast. Remaining after repeating the process with the second spelling, was Set.

Ashtaroth - Hathor = Ast 

Ashtoreth - Hathor = Set


What does it mean? I sense that it is Spirit telling us that Hathor is very much Ashtoreth. That's it. In the case of the first spelling shown, the word Ast, is another rendering of the name Isis. In the case of the second spelling, not only does it suggest that Hathor shares commonalities with Set (changeling? shapeshifter? that they both are potentially pre-historic?), but also suggests that Set was derived from both her and Isis (Aset).

By the way, not much is known about the meaning behind Set's name. However, it potentially translates to "the one below," which may be assumed to contrast to Horus being seen as "the one above." What if though, the contrast was between him and Hathor, with Hathor being the one above?

 

A Timeline: Hathor, Aphrodite, and Venus

Perhaps you’d be interested to know when the aforementioned three goddesses each emerged in history. The first depiction of a cow-goddesses was in the fourth millennium BCE, but at that time the name Hathor was not used. Actually, it was first found on artifacts from the third millennium BCE. Author Robyn Gillam suggests that Hathor might be a deity type rather than a specific deity ('Priestesses of Hathor: Their Function, Decline and Disappearance').

Aphrodite and Venus emerged historically, in the third century BCE. That's when the Romans Applied Aphrodite's traits to their simile of her—the goddess Venus. Obviously, when they did, she hadn't been around that long. Did Hathor's history influence the mythology of her Greek and Roman counterparts? Likely, yes; even if not, she's still a vital flavoring within the stream of each.


References

Some of this article was written from personal gnosis, and other parts were written via research. Usually a larger percentage is from gnosis as of late, but my health was not all that while writing it. Hopefully, it's enough to sate regular blog visitors.  

Ancient Egypt Online: HathorHenaedology: HathorIsiopolis: Hathor; World History: HathorNew World Encyclopedia: Hathor; Britannica: HathorEncyclopedia.com: Hathor

Ancient Egypt Online: Sopdet

Mythopedia: Isis

Mythopedia: Set

Scientia Press: Sekhmet

Britannica: Goddess Venus

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Properties of Cedar in Magickal Rites and Spells

Cedrus atlantica cultivated as a bonsai
Image source: Samu desde Alpedrete, Flickr Commons. By CC. 2.0 Generic

Herb name: Cedar
Family name: Pinaceae, Cupressaceae, Meliaceae, Surianaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Cephalotaxaceae Myrtaceae, Bignoniaceae, Lycopodiopsida
Scientific name: Cedrus
Etymology: The words cedar and cedrus are believed to have descended from the Greek word 'kédros.' The word may have originally been used to mean 'juniper,' and later on been applied to other families as well. 
Element: Air
Gender: Neuter
Planetary: Jupiter
Zodiacal: Sagittarius
Deities/angels/demons: Jupiter/Zeus, Archangel Zadkiel (aka Sachiel), Hismael, Taranis, Bruhaspathi 


How Can Cedar Assist in Magick?

Cedar posesses a rather enchanting aroma that everyone recognizes. It is effective in space-clearing, especially when combined with white sage. In incense it is useful, again, for space-clearing and also as an offering to deities, demons, angels, etc. You can incorporate it into cones or sticks, or you can instead if you prefer, burn it as loose incense. Cedar tree parts—wood, bark, leaves, oil, etc., like the parts of any tree, represent the tree of life. Its materials represent creation, the meeting of the spirit world and the world we live in, and is also symbolic of making progress during pathworking. For this, it's ideal to use while doing spiritual work and manifestation work. 

You don't have to harvest cedar itself to access its properties; you can instead use cedar essential oil. Speaking of which—in candle magick and to assist in any magick, cedar oil can be used to anoint candles. 

When contacting deities, demons, and angels it is an asset. No matter what type of rite you use it for it draws assistance (if you want it, as they typically don't work against free will). Hence when performing evocations it is an herb of choice. 

As an evergreen species, cedar embodies the spirit of thriving in the face of adversity. It thrives even in conditions that put deciduous trees into seasonal dormancy. Cedarwood, being suitable for protection, is ideal to use in creating charms and talismans. Below you'll find a list of other magickal processes that it can be used for.


Cedar in Magick

  • Use in space clearing.
  • In consecration.
  • Prosperity and abundance magick; and as an offering to deities etc., in same. 
  • To positively influence a situation or event. 
  • Bringing the end of a cycle of hardship to an end and beginning a new and better one. 
  • To escape any difficult or confining situation, relationship, partnership, or predicament. 
  • To counter abuse. Any part of the tree, but especially the seeds.
  • To eliminate difficulty or difficult people from one's vicinity.  
  • Influencing someone to accept their responsibility.
  • Clearing blockages in learning.
  • Drawing love.
  • To bring back lost love.
  • Drawing a connection of any kind.
  • In a situation that seems doomed to failure, in magick targeted at creating vast improvement, use cedar. 
  • For enduring strength and energy in magick. 
  • For justice.
  • Protection magick.
  • Breaking down the protection of a person, place, or thing. 
  • In removing spiritual attachments. 
  • Magick to control people, events. 
  • To enhance magick done with poppet dolls. 
  • Assists magick relative to gender issues.
  • To stand ahead of a crowd.
  • Making one thing appear better/different from another.
  • Though cedar can assist magick to make something seem different, it can also be used to make something blend in, or appear like something else. 
  • In spiritual growth, this no matter what part of your spiritual journey you are on. 
  • It heightens psychic awareness.
  • Gardening magick.
  • Production magick.
  • Healing magick. Especially good for targeting the heart. 
  • Cedar cones are powerful in fertility magick, but especially having both a male and female cone present. 
  • Cedar, especially the cones, can be caused to cause delay. 
  • Cedar burnt frequently will assist in ongoing manifestation magick. However, Spirit says that not easily manifesting is a sign of an issue with beliefs and thoughts, and can also be caused by spiritual attachments as well. No matter what it's caused by though, cedar can help open up a path.

In Conclusion


Spirit made it clear to me that cedar can be used in magick to meet any end. That makes sense, as there is quite a range of diverse traits across the many various types of cedar plants on Earth—their many combined traits would reflect through its powers in magick. Spirit in any form, is easily evoked by magick heightened with cedar. So it makes sense that any spirit moved by such magick would be prone to influence it on our behalf. 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Money Magick, and Thoughts on the Book ‘Think and Grow Rich’

money

by Amethyst Black


Introduction

Today, let's consider the magick it takes to become affluent; not only affluent financially but in other ways as well. There is no certain way to determine how many areas of life there are that one can be affluent in. Certainly, though, health, mental health, emotional well-being, career, finances, and interactive relationship matters are included amongst them. This topic arose for me upon doing some manifestation work a handful of years ago. It led me to discover a book by Napoleon Hill called ‘Think and Grow Rich,’ first published in 1937. It has long been regarded as one of the top books on how to become affluent. 

One thing that came to mind upon considering the topic of the book, was, strangely enough—how many people truly want to be rich? Methinks that here in North America, the average person would tend to believe that everyone everywhere wants to be rich. Yet there are no absolutes.

Of the people who don’t desire great wealth, I wonder how many don’t want it because they simply don’t believe that they can attain it? In the end, wealth comes down to this one main point—whether or not a person believes that they can become wealthy (according to Napoleon Hill). Hill suggests that belief should not necessarily be held for a minute or an hour, not a week or a month, but for as long as it takes to achieve the desired result. Then longer than that as well. 

This article doesn't delve far into matters occult, but rather, presents considerations concerning affluence magick and offers insight into the aforementioned book. It discusses the value of reading the book, explains how following the strategy outlined within the book constitutes magick, queries why more magicians don't do wealth magick/focus upon their own desires, and recounts a certain experience with the demon 'Clownt.' Furthermore, it shares the story of a big-money opportunity brought to me via magick, that I ultimately turned down. 


The Harm in Negative Beliefs

We each know someone who lacks belief in their ability to attain wealth. Such individuals see financial difficulty everywhere. They may have a decent-paying job. Still, they constantly complain about wages not increasing along with the cost of living, the prices of everything, and what other people have that they do not; they may talk negatively about 'rich people,' and so on. It may be explained to them that their beliefs will draw more lack, but they'll refuse to hear it. 

When someone lives in denial of the possibility for their financial success, how it stunts them is ultra-clear to the aware. Such a perspective (the poverty mentality) is recognized in Hill's book as being a huge blockage in achieving wealth. 


I Am God

My perception is different from the type previously described. I am God of my world and universe. No one is above me, I am aligned with Source, which surrounds and empowers me. I am the one to decide what exists in my world. As the holder of such a healthy belief, am I yet wealthy? In fact, I'm just now beginning to work towards that end. So the correct answer is yes, even if only within my own beliefs, I am wealthy. 


Re Occultists Engaging in Money Magick

Occultists oft do spells of money magick. However, such spells are typically for a specific amount of money—enough to address a certain expense or obstacle. How often do we hear of them doing the work to obtain lifetime wealth? How often do we see evidence of truly wealthy magicians? Not often. Does it mean that the work is not being done? Who knows? Surely, some do it. Surely, many do not. It seems odd though because numerous magicians use their arte to make money doing menial magickal works for others. Yet magick ideally should focus upon the self before addressing anyone else. 

Hence if a magician desires wealth, or anything, he or she should have all that they desire to manifest before performing workings for anyone else. This would be ‘the proof of his pudding in the eating of it,’ as it were, as well. Why should they be doing magick for others if they cannot do big things for themselves? Why would they want to put the needs of others before their own, for far less money, if they truly could do the work?

There is great reason for one to focus their magick entirely upon themselves at the outset. How else would one learn to master applying universal mechanisms in manifestation? The magician alone would be responsible for their success or lack of it. Such experience would endow them with an ability to provide excellent magickal services to others later on, should they choose that route... but of course taking into account that clients can block themselves to magick at times. For this but not only this, no magician can be infallible. 


Concerning How the Book is Written

Back to the book though. I began reading it about six years back (just a few pages). It irritated me. It is written in an old way of speaking. It is peppered with many whole words capitalized, and with a fair few sentences in all-caps. Mr. Hill repeats to further underscore ideas. Instead of marking them indelibly in the mind, it’s overdone by far. It’s hard not to skim read to get to the meatier parts. 

It is not for me to bash the book; according to many before me, it’s a required read for anyone wanting to become affluent. However, if you choose to read it you should be prepared for the way it’s written. In my case, six years ago the book was stored away and nearly forgotten about.

Sorry, but you'll have to wait until towards the end of the post for an explanation of what brought me back to reading the book in recent times. 


Hill Learnt From the Elite

Napoleon Hill, in preparation for writing the book, studied commonalities between a significant number of the monied individuals of his day. There were steps they followed towards becoming wealthy that Hill adopted and offers from within his book. As previously suggested, the book addresses achieving affluence in all areas of life.

Hill states within the book that a positive mindset is one of the most valuable tools in obtaining wealth. He says it’s because the universe is made up of every-thing; everything we do want, and also everything we do not want. What is drawn to us though, he explains, is that which our spiritual resonance best aligns with. Hence, according to him, a remarkably positive mindset will attract wealth in all areas, whereas a negative mindset will attract the opposite. To many, this concept is not new, but to some it will be.


Edwin Barnes's Tale

It doesn’t seem like an easy-breezy thing to become rich. Nowhere in the book does it advise you on financial strategy. In the book, it all comes down to your mind and how you handle it. Also, success relates to how you use your will. Hill paraphrased, says that “it is essential to not only have a specific desire and target goal but also to never give up pursuing them, come what may. This, even if no hint of success is visible for some time.” He went on to offer a parallel story—of a man, Edwin C. Barnes, who desired to work with, not for, Thomas Edison. 

Mr. Barnes had not a penny to his name, not even train fare to visit Orange, N.J., where Edison was located. On faith alone, he gathered up all the change he could and traveled by freight. Long story short—Barnes arrived there looking like a tramp and informed Edison that he'd one day be his colleague. Edison, impressed by his gumption, gave him work.

For the next five years, Barnes worked for Edison without a hint of it being possible for him to become a colleague. One day his break came, though. Edison invented the Ediphone dictation machine. No one in his company had any desire to sell it but for Barnes. Hence, Barnes landed an exclusive selling opportunity. He subsequently became an Edison colleague and a millionaire. 


A Man Who Quit Three Feet Short of Riches

Hill shared the story of another fellow, R. U. Darby. He invested all he had in equipment to mine for gold ore. He did well initially; he’d hit a hell of a vein. However, after a short run of mining, the vein ended. Darby continued mining for a short while, but with no success in sight soon gave up. He sold his mining equipment for a song. Without him knowing it, where he stopped digging was a mere three feet from where the gold vein started to yield again. The fellow that bought his equipment became wealthy in his place. The message supplied to Darby, was to never give up, which he drew from to later become a highly successful (and wealthy) insurance salesman. 


No Excuses, Just Believe

Some would say that neither Barne's nor Darby's tale necessarily means that a similar opportunity would avail itself for someone else in a parallel circumstance. However, the person who would think this is not the one who would become rich, at least, not without altering their perspective. Hill would probably say that if one continued mining and the gold did not soon show up, in continuing anyway, somehow the situation would resolve in a way that would bring them to wealth. 

How much would it cost to get there? you may ask. Hill specifically says (paraphrased)—"don’t focus on negative details." Furthermore, he wisely offers that "you should delete the word ‘impossible’ from your dictionary." 


How the Book 'Think and Grow Rich' Relates to Magick

You may also ask—what does this book have to do with magick and occultism, the primary topics of this blog? Plenty, to be honest. Aleister Crowley defined magick as “the arte of causing change that aligns with will.” He did not say that the change was to be caused by metaphysical means, but rather, specified that causing any change aligning with will, is considered magick. Ergo, Mr. Hill’s book is in a very real way, about magick. Anyone sticking with the program would be working towards creating change that aligns with their will. 


The Tale of a Boy With No Ears

I nearly forgot to mention any affluence other than financial, referred to in the book. An interesting story is one about Napoleon Hill’s son, who was born a deaf-mute. The boy had no ears and no hearing mechanisms to operate any ears he may have otherwise had. There was nothing there whatsoever to offer hope of him hearing, at least by any method of that day. However, Hill applied self-deception as a solution. He deceived himself and also his son, to believe beyond any shadow of doubt that the boy would one day hear. Needless to say, the boy ended up gaining the ability to hear.  

Hill’s adoration for his son and his devotion to him living a full-bodied life, are inspirational. This brings me to the next point. Hill claims that love bears strong activation energy for manifestation. I am not going to supply detail on this, because it seems to self-explain in how it worked for Hill and his son. Again concerning love—Hill claims that the bulk of truly affluent individuals studied were in love. He also states that in at least one instance, someone who’d lost great love incidentally discovered their path to wealth. 

There are more relevant points I could extract to make a stronger presentation of the content of ‘Think and Grow Rich.’ However, if more is presented it may seem unnecessary for you to read it. Read in its entirety, as it is a powerful tool in manifestation. Though the book does not address the more common methods that a magician may use to manifest money, it offers solid advice on how manifestation works and what you can do to achieve it. 


I Turned Down a Profitable Deal

Approximately a year and a half ago, a telecom company rep came to my house, asking me if a tower could be erected on my property. They offered a decent amount of money, and I negotiated it to be 40% higher. It would have given my husband and I over $700.00 extra income each month. Alas though, in the end, I had to pass. I did a bit of research and discovered a huge discrepancy...

At the time the deal was being negotiated, that company was rolling out 5G communications technology. However, they were telling me that they were installing a 4G tower. My research revealed that when 4G towers are erected in Canada that if they are converted later on to 5G by antennae, it isn’t legally necessary to inform the public of the intent to convert them. It is a way to fast-forward rolling out 5G technology, it appears. They were told that they could not erect a 5G tower, so they said it was 4G. They were asked to state and sign that it would not be converted to 5G later on. They said "absolutely not," and that "it's written into our company policies that we cannot do that." They were fudging the truth in a big way, and they were instructed to shove the deal you know where. 


Clownt Urged Me to Read the Book

It felt uncomfortable to back out of the deal, because I'd done demonolatry money magick to get it, and it worked fast. It seemed a bit like looking a gift horse in the mouth. Yet on the other hand, of course, the demon called upon would understand why I withdrew. What magick did I do? I'd called on Clauneck, aka Claunt, to draw me Big Money. Within a week that telecom rep contacted me. By the way, when working with me, Clauneck calls himself Clownt. Not Claunt, but very audibly Clownt—like saying clown with a ‘t’ on the end. 

There was a lesson in having a less than perfect financial opportunity arise. It was to inspire growth. How many would be able to turn down 700 smackaroos per month, in the name of doing what’s right for everyone? Some, but who knows? Not everyone. However, a feather in my cap for sure. The right decision was made. Surely there is a reward that will avail in having made such a choice. Some will disagree, and that’s fine.

Clownt urged me to return to reading the book; he showed me that greater things could stem from it—as great as the best of what yours truly could imagine. My reward for having passed on the deal, perhaps.


In Conclusion

In closure, a thought—there was one area in which I differed in beliefs from Napoleon Hill. He seemed at times to imply that right and wrong are set universal principles. If it were so, right and wrong action taken would have a far stronger and less changeable effect on future manifestation. My view is that each individual as God of their respective universe determines what their ‘rights and wrongs’ consist of. People should manage their beliefs on that—keep them solid, and manage discrepancies in light of actions taken (analyze whether their actions align with their beliefs or not; and if not, take steps to resolve issues).

Variables can influence the swing of the pendulum concerning what happens next. A right can be made wrong, and a wrong can be made right. Hence, are there even such things as right and wrong? I do not believe in karma punishing for wrong but rather believe that such is explained by energy frequency alignment. Our actions determine energy frequency, and our operating frequency range draws experiences to us. Karma seems more like a fancy word for attracting punishment for feeling guilt.

There appear to be a number of actions one can take that cannot be made right by belief or offsetting action. This in and of itself is perplexing and appears to stand apart from rationalization. For the record, of examples that come to mind, each interferes with an individual's right to exercise free will. The point is, however, that one needs to understand that right and wrong as defined by society, are but impressions of what they can be.

We were put here to ascend. Lessons must arise for us to transcend them. If everyone had similar moral standards, how would the Hitlers and Husseins of our world open our eyes to see the need for change and growth? We absolutely cannot all have the same rights and wrongs, as stagnation would ensue. You may ask, however, and rightly so, what bearing this last bit of info has on the topic of this post. A lot, actually... you see, what we can manifest is directly relative to our thoughts, feelings and actions. Hence, if one's beliefs are founded upon false societal ideals, their manifestation magick may be prone to failure or they may feel forced into taking a path to achieve their goal, that doesn't align with their values.

I share these ideas to experience doing so. What you and others believe is respected. Thank you for joining me today in my ramble.

The Darkest of Blessings to you

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