THE TRIPTYCH GRAIL: AN INTRODUCTION

Anna May Rychter was a bustling realist painter at the turn of the 20th Century. At some point she entered into a domestic partnership with Thaddeus von Rychter and the couple moved to East Jerusalem. It was here she painted several pieces of the Holy Land in watercolor many of which are still up for […]

What Is Sex Transmutation

In celebration of no nut November I’m taking a look at the role chastity plays in spirituality. I cover a wide range of disciplines from Buddhism to Christianity and highlight the sexual alchemy found along the way. Click the link for more.

Solomons Fall From Grace

Most of us are familiar with the rise and fall of the wise King. It’s an old story told in Sunday School classes across the planet. However, not many of us seek the deeper implications behind it. Solomon teaches occultists exactly how a life dedicated to misusing Gods power ends. Click the link for more.

THE DIVINE SPARK

Oh great Omar! What’s the Divine Spark though? According to gnostic traditions the divine spark is simply that portion of God that resides within us all. Okay. But… where did that come from? Well, old Hebrew manuscripts shine light on it of course. “With the beginning of the manifestation of the Creator’s will- that is, […]

SHADOW VS. EGO

Anyone who has studied the psychology of Carl Jung is familiar with the concepts of the shadow and self. Those of us who have embarked on the path of working with our shadows have become painstakingly aware of just how much of our actions are automatically performed without a second thought. Many of us who […]

TRANSMUTATION AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY

There’s an obscure text I’ve been listening to quite a bit lately. Historians aren’t exactly sure on when the text was written- believed to be somewhere around 70 AD- or why. While it is titled The Odes of Solomon it clearly wasn’t written by Solomon nor does it quote any Old Testament scriptures or other […]

THE KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING

Keys of the Kingdom? What? Many of us struggle to understand what this phrase even means. We look for physical keys that unlock actual doors. Christ alludes to why this methodology will never work when He states “through hearing, they may not understand.” Of course there’s a metaphysical aspect to Luke 8:10 but how many […]

SPIRITUS ET ANIMA MUNDI

The Alchemists of Olde constantly spoke of the spirit and soul of the world. Their perception of the four elements was directly tied to how understood said world spirit. They saw each “separate” element as aspects of the same whole. Think of modern physics and how they define adhesion/cohesion, attraction/repulsion in relation to energy. This […]