The Seven Alchemical Principles

“The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these, understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose  touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open.”–The Kybalion. The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows:

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Martial Arts 101

In the study of self,martial arts is the foundation of self-defense. Physical,mental and the way or rythem of spirit is trained to give birth to the warrior. One who is unafraid of the world because he has learned to accept the challenges and tests of the world. Failing and succeeding. The martial arts warrior, in time,understands the balance of pain…

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Initation

The Path of Initiation A lot has been written and said about initiation. It is a secret path of experience, people find new rooms, new perspectives become obvious and the deep sense of all existence is revealed. The aim at the end of the path is an inspired consciousness. Initiation is the beginning of a path of experience. On this…

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Taoist Initiation

In Chinese, this is known as the Qiu Dao rite. Qiu (pronounced like chio) means request, and Dao is simply the Pinyin transliteration of Tao. Together, these characters denote a ritual where the seeker requests the Tao, which is then transmitted by the ordained Master of I-Kuan Tao. The ordained Master (Dian Chuan Shi), is someone who has received the…

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Rite of Passage

Rite of passage, “Initiation Rites and Ceremonial events, have existed in all historically known societies, and they mark the passage from one social or religious status to another. This article describes these rites among various societies throughout the world, giving greatest attention to the most common types of rites; explains their purposes from the viewpoints of the people observing the…

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