“Archangel Grimoire is 14.5 inches tall by 10 inches wide, it consists of 320 pages with hand marbled endpapers, it is full bound in veg-tanned virgin calf and coloured with 2 vegetable dyes. The Grimoire it’self represents the Enochian End of Days or the Seven Angels of the Apocalypse who stand in the presence of the Lord.
The first four Archangels are represented by their Seals on the front cover and are empowered by the Latin verse that accompanies them, they are: Michael, the Archangel of the North, Gabriel, the Archangel of the South, Raphael, the Archangel of the West, and Uriel, the Archangel of the East.
The centrepiece is a highly complex pentacle: The Sigilum Dei Aemeth, concealing or revealing the Greatest Name of God. The 7 capital letters indicating the first letters of certain concealed angelic names. Of these 7 names, every letter containing an Angel of brightness; comprehending the 7 inward powers of God, known to none but himself, and sealed within by the ancient words of invocation that are gilt around its edge.”
Mesmerizing work by master bookbinder Paul Tronson.
Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Gold vein Overprinted over Spanish moiré on Turkish pattern
Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Turkish pattern
“Despite their prior popularity and extensive employment, marbled papers and the marbler’s craft have remained the most obscure, and least investigated and understood, of all aspects of book arts. [..] For about two and a half centuries after its introduction into Europe about the year 1600, marbling was one of the chief means available for producing the colored papers used in bookbinding and other decorative work. It performed a similarly important role in the day-to-day life of the Near East, where the art was brought to perfection even earlier and used in conjunction with Islamic bookbinding, calligraphy, iconography, fine arts, and even administrative uses. In both the East and the West, large numbers and many generations of people spent their working lives in the production of marbled papers needed for these various purposes.”
As one life entered my world, another departed. It has been a difficult week, but one full of unforgettable moments.
Juha Helminen. Invisible Empire: Orias. 2009.
Juha Helminen. Invisible Empire: The Hesitation. 2009.
“The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy is a 1908 book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, published anonymously by a group or person under the pseudonym of “the Three Initiates”.
The Kybalion was first published in 1908 by the Yogi Publication Society and is now in the public domain, and can be found on the internet. The book purports to be based upon ancient Hermeticism, though many of its ideas are relatively modern concepts arising from the New Thought movement. The book itself early in reading makes the claim that it makes its appearance in one’s life when the time is appropriate and includes variations of material found in the book of Proverbs.
Mental Transmutation (also described as Mental Alchemy, the Art of Mental Chemistry, and the Art of Polarization) refers to the art of changing and transforming one’s own mental states and conditions, as well as influencing those of others. It is also called a form of “Mystic Psychology”
The seven Principles
The book devotes a chapter to each of its seven “Principles”, or axioms:
Principle of Mentalism
The Principle of Mentalism embodies the truth that “All is Mind.”
Principle of Correspondence
The Principle of Correspondence embodies the idea that there is always a correspondence between the laws of phenomena of the various “planes” of being and life. As above, so below; as below, so above. This principle states that there is a harmony, agreement and correspondence between these planes, delineated as
- The Great Physical Plane
- The Great Mental Plane
- The Great Spiritual Plane
Principle of Vibration
The Principle of Vibration embodies the idea that motion is manifest in everything in the Universe, that nothing rests, and everything moves, vibrates, and circles. This principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, are the result of only different “vibrations”. The higher a person is on the scale, the higher the rate of vibration will be. Here, The All is purported to be at an infinite level of vibration, almost to the point of being at rest. There are said to be millions upon millions of varying degrees between the highest level, The All, and the objects of the lowest vibration.
Mental Transmutation is described as the practical application of this principle. To change one’s mental state is to change vibration. One may do this by an effort of Will, by means of deliberately “fixing the attention” upon a more desirable state.
Principle of Polarity
The Principle of Polarity embodies the idea that everything is dual, everything has two poles, and everything has its opposite. All manifested things have two sides, two aspects, or two poles. Everything “is” and “isn’t” at the same time, all truths are but half truths and every truth is half false, there are two sides to everything, opposites are identical in nature, yet different in degree, extremes meet, and all paradoxes may be reconciled.
Principle of Rhythm
The Principle of Rhythm embodies the idea that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, a to and fro, a flow and inflow, a swing backward and forward, a pendulum-like movement. This principle explains that there is rhythm between every pair of opposites, or poles, and is closely related to the Principle of Polarity. It can be seen that this Principle enables transition from one pole to the other, and not necessarily poles of extreme opposites.
Principle of Cause and Effect
The Principle of Cause and Effect explains that there is a cause for every effect, and an effect for every cause. It also states that there is no such thing as chance, that chance is merely a term indicating extant causes not recognized or perceived. The Principle is clarified in the chapter Causation.
Principle of Gender
The Principle of Gender embodies the idea that gender is manifested in everything. The authors state that this does not relate explicitly to the commonly understood notion of sex, but rather “… to beget; to procreate, to generate, to create, or to produce…” in general. Gender is manifested as the Masculine and Feminine principles, and manifests itself on all planes.
Mental Gender is described as a Hermetic concept which relates to the masculine and feminine principles. It does not refer to the physical gender of someone, nor does it suggest that someone of a certain physical gender necessarily has the same mental gender. Ideally, one wants to have a balanced mental gender.
The concept put forth in The Kybalion states that gender exists on all planes of existence (Physical, Mental, and Spiritual), and represents different aspects on different planes. It is also stated that everything and everyone contains these two elements or principles.
The Masculine principle is always in the direction of giving out or expressing, and contents itself with the “Will” in its varied phases.
The Feminine principle is always in the direction of receiving impressions, and has a much more varied field of operation than the Masculine. The Feminine conducts the work of generating new thoughts , concepts, and ideas, including the work of the imagination.
It is said that there must be a balance in these two forces. Without the Feminine, the Masculine is apt to act without restraint, order, or reason, resulting in chaos. The Feminine alone, on the other hand, is apt to constantly reflect and fail to actually do anything, resulting in stagnation. With both the Masculine and Feminine working in conjunction, there is thoughtful action that breeds success. which point out that both the Feminine and the Masculine fulfil each other.
” … one of the finest books in the Fay Series… Cambray has written the clearest and most coherent study to date of the subject of synchronicity. This book deserves to be widely read and disseminiated because in the past ”synchronicity” has been enshrouded with confusion and prejudice and the general reader has not been able to find a suitable point of entry into the debate… What is remarkable about this book is that Cambray takes synchronicity out of the confines of Jungian studies and links it to current research taking place in a variety of new and exciting fields in physics and the natural sciences.” — Journal of Analytical Psychology
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Chapter 1 Synchronicity: The History of a Radical Idea 6
Chapter 2 Interconnectedness: Visions and Science of Field Theory 32
Chapter 3 Complexity, Emergence, and Symmetry 45
Chapter 4 Empathy and the Analytic Field 68
Chapter 5 Cultural Synchronicities 88
I have been quite enjoying Wikman’s work as well.
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