the 21st century should be no more mysterious than the Internet. Just like the Internet makes any
piece of information in the world available from any connection,
spiritual technologies such as healing, clairvoyance or magic
are based on the fact that cosmic and divine energy is present
and available anywhere
at any moment.
The marked difference between spiritual and other types of technology is that the magician is an organic
part of it. The spiritual technologist will never control the
technology in any traditional way.*
On the contrary,
the amount of energy that is released through spiritual technologies
with the extent that the magicians' personality has been sacrificed
for higher purposes.
"The art of the magician lies therefore in aligning himself with cosmic
force in order that the operation he desires to perform may come
about as a part of the working of cosmic activities. If he be
truly purified and dedicated, this will be the case with all
his desires; and if he be not truly purified and dedicated he
is no adept, and his word is not a word of power" (Dion
whose purposes are aligned with the Will of God have unlimited
possibilities as they are no longer on their own. Egoists doing
black magic won't get very far. Working with this kind of technology
is obviously "a spiritual suicide mission for the personality"
(Wang ;35). Mystecism
and Magic are two sides of the same coin, the Mystic seeking
universal transcendence and the Magician expressing his individuality
in this world in conformity with the will of God, drawing energy
from the potential into the actual. Both are to pay the same
if have not yet built a strong personality to throw away. *
of healing magic can
never be forecasted:
Even though any ritual is carrried out with the intention of
a desired result, the only certain effect is the clearing of
channels between spirit, soul, personality and body. What the
ego-personality desires - or even the soul - may be different
from the will of spirit. Earthly suffering may sustain if it
is the condition is a conscious choice of the soul or of spirit,
even though, of course, the ego disagrees. Healing can lead to
good health, more money and betteer sex, but not neccesarily
never know what energy will do when it has its way. The term 'spiritual technology' is meant to signify
of spiritual technology is the symbol. Dion Fortune has this brief and concise explanation:
"Each symbol upon the Tree represents a cosmic force or
factor. When the mind concentrates upon it, it comes into touch
with that force; in other words, a surface channel, a channel in consciousness, has been made between
the conscious mind of the individual and a particular factor
in the world-soul. This results in a tremendous access of energy
to the individual soul; it is this which endows it with magical
powers." (Fortune;18). However, our
symbolic capacity is limited if our relations with the particular
symbol is influenced by egoist-personality emotions and thoughts
- "whether a symbol reveals or conceals depends not on the
symbol itself but on our
attitude towards it"
of the higher forms of existence is obtained by a process other
that thought; and this process only commences when thought is
left behind" (Fortune;29). To practice spiritual technology
you need to clean up your personality and enter a state
in order to leave it behind. The energy outpouring through a
particular symbol is not only affected by our own attitudes,
but also by previous
work that has been done with it: "It is well known to mystics that if
a man meditates upon a symbol around which certains ideas have
been associated by past meditation, he will obtain access to
those ideas" (Fortune;5). Always choose symbols with a long and
trustworthy history. *
of our chosen spiritual system will not provide us with true
mental descriptions of the spiritual phenomena but serve as links to remote energy
resources - just as the icons appearing on the user interface
of your computer is not a "true" representation of
that which takes place through the circuits and the network.
Robert Wang says: "The universal energies are actually formless,
yet we perceive them in the guise of our chosen system (...)
When the question is asked 'Does the system work', it means:
'Is the symbolic structure of the system representative of universal
truths sufficient to carry one beyond the system itself"
symbol is charged with the force it is intended to represent". (Wang ;4). Several spiritual
systems, including the qabalah, will provide you with access
to the same energies through very different sets of symbols.
also goes for immaterial beings that appear and communicate with
us in consciousness during astral visualisations, rituals or
meditation. They seem to have an energetic existence of their
own, but their
forms are constructed symbolically by the human mind while being perceived.
Will Parfitt provides a general definition of immaterial beings:
"Any being or entity outside of yourself and/or part of
yourself that you may choose (consciously or unconsciously) to
view as being 'outside' of you" (...) "the validity
of the experience is never in doubt. It is only in interpretation
that the psychologist, magician and mystic will differ"
(...) "what does matter is that in practical terms they appear to
and contact can be made with them" (...) "this seems
to be nearest to the truth" (Parfitt;191). Compare this with Dion Fortune's definition
of angels: "An angelic force may be defined as a cosmic
force whose apparent vehicle of manifestation to psychic consciousness
is a form built
human imagination" (Fortune;68). *
of hermetic qabalah
ritual in the table below is a general formula of healing magic in seven
that is recommended for any type of religious / magic / healing
process. The other rituals are examples of the seven-formula
being applied in practice, using the symbolic language of the
hermetic qabalah. The rituals concerning the Qabalistic Cross,
the Middle Pillar, Pentagrams and Hexagrams have been formulated
or developed by the Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn that made
a vast contribution to hermetic qabalah during the late
19th and early 20th century.
||The universal formula of magic, healing,
prayer, ritual, spiritual invocation.
|The State of Meditation
||A warmup exercise to magic, leave behind your
body, emotions and mind.
|The Qabalistic Cross
||The basic exercise that any qabalist
should do, before and after rituals.
|The Middle Pillar Exercise
||Connect with the backbone of the
tree, circulate your life-energy.
|The Lightning Flash
||A creative connection with all ten
sephiroth, may be the strongest exercise.
|The Lesser Banishing Ritual
of the Pentagram
||Cleans up and seals your magical
lab and you.
|The Supreme Invoking
Ritual of the Pentagram
||Activates the four elements balanced
|The Ritual of the Hexagram
||Meet the planets, sephiroth and zodiacal
Signs, the Microprosopos.
|A Pathworking Ritual
||climb the tree exploring the sephiroth,
paths and corresponding beings.
||desire, sex and relationships as
the urge towards healing re-integration (explicit!)
||put a stop to astral attacks, etheric
projections and artificial beings.
to * copenhagen qabalah