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This book reveals the training techniques of the mystery schools of early civilizations--what is now thought of as magic. Sometimes called the Yoga of the West, these spiritual initiations seek to create full union between the magician and the divine.
Ina Cnsters-van Bergen is the head of the Hermetic Order Temple of Starlight and was initiated by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki. She lives in the Netherlands and gives lectures and workshops throughout Europe.
Table of Contents
|The Western Mystery Tradition||p. 6|
|Spiritual Magic, the Yoga of the West||p. 6|
|What Are Mysteries?||p. 9|
|Back to the Roots||p. 14|
|A Lost Tradition||p. 14|
|The Gateway to the Universe—Pathworking||p. 20|
|The History and Evolution of the Mystery Tradition||p. 25|
|The Great Work of the Mysteries||p. 42|
|Gnothi Seauton—Know Thyself||p. 42|
|The Definition of Magic||p. 50|
|The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus||p. 58|
|The Book of Thoth—Pathworking||p. 69|
|The Temple of the Cosmos||p. 80|
|Practical Applications of the Laws of Thoth||p. 80|
|The Clothing of the Heavenly Man—Pathworking||p. 85|
|The Symbology of the Temple||p. 91|
|The Magical Circle: The Central Mandala of the Western Mysteries||p. 97|
|The East||p. 98|
|The Inner Planes of the East||p. 102|
|The South||p. 106|
|The Inner Planes of the South||p. 108|
|The West||p. 110|
|The Inner Planes of the West||p. 113|
|The North||p. 116|
|The Inner Planes of the North||p. 119|
|The Spiritual Quarter||p. 122|
|The Fifth Element of the Magical Circle||p. 122|
|The Cosmic Temple—Pathworking||p. 132|
|The Basic Exercises||p. 140|
|Individual Work versus Group Work||p. 140|
|The Kabbalistic Cross||p. 147|
|The Middle Pillar Exercise||p. 151|
|The Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram||p. 157|
|The Division of Powers in a Group Ritual||p. 161|
|A Tower Toward the Gods—Pathworking||p. 170|
|The Divine Trinity||p. 180|
|The Kabbalistic Tree of Life||p. 180|
|Adam Kadmon||p. 184|
|Ten Sephiroth Blimah||p. 187|
|Kether, the Crown||p. 193|
|The Blue Lotus—Pathworking||p. 197|
|Chokmah, Wisdom||p. 202|
|The Book of Secrets—Contemplation Exercise||p. 206|
|Binah, Understanding||p. 214|
|The Descent and the Great Flood—Pathworking||p. 218|
|The Ethical Triangle||p. 222|
|Da'ath and the Great Abyss||p. 222|
|The Rainbow Bridge over the Abyss—Ritual||p. 231|
|In the Center of an Ocean of Negative Light||p. 233|
|Chesed, Mercy||p. 238|
|The Interior Castle—Ritual||p. 244|
|The Interior Castle||p. 246|
|Geburah, Severity||p. 252|
|The Hall of Judgment—Ritual||p. 256|
|The Fires of Purification||p. 259|
|Tiphareth, Beauty||p. 263|
|The Cross of the Elements—Ritual||p. 267|
|The Mystery of the Crucifixion||p. 268|
|The Magical Triangle||p. 274|
|Triangles and the Fall into Matter||p. 274|
|Netzach, Victory||p. 280|
|The Face of the Goddess of Love—Ritual||p. 285|
|The Mirror of Hathor||p. 287|
|Hod, Splendor||p. 296|
|The Language of Myths—Meditative Training in Hod||p. 305|
|Learning the Language of Symbols||p. 307|
|Yesod, the Foundation||p. 310|
|The Journey of the Moon God—Ritual||p. 316|
|The Journey of the Moon God||p. 318|
|Malkuth, The Mysteries of the Earth||p. 329|
|Malkuth, the Kingdom||p. 329|
|The Grain Mysteries||p. 334|
|A Sun Ray in a Cave—Ritual||p. 340|
|The Fertilization of the Earth||p. 341|
|The Ritual of the Exaltation of the Sun: The Way Back||p. 348|
|Table of Correspondences||p. 359|
|About the Author||p. 370|
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