When Fake is Real

In the modern world or so called”New Age,” occultism and metaphysics are commercialized.  Everything  the  60’s  promoted  as  cutting  edge  is  now  everyday  ordinary.  The  time  of  the Millenials grandparents  and  Gen Z’s  great-grands  has  not  been  relegated  to story or folklore  but  become  items one can purchase  in  a store.

The level of incredulity of the past has been transformed into a mass superficiality. Read a book and next day call yourself an expert. Conjure the dead, spirits, even the Gods from 5 thousand dollar grimoires. Join witch coven social clubs. Initiate into African “secret sects” and Voodoo cults.  Make a Tarot deck and publish it with go-fund me backing.

All of this has made the occult a circus with many “ringmasters” who promote themselves as experts but produce little or no results for their clients.

Spending money has a healing effect in this society. Once purchased occult services are often psychological bandaids or blinders. 21st century metaphysical matters are 99.0% “smoke without any mirror.”  Let both  buyers and sellers beware of the 1.0% which  is 100% supernatural!

Black As Metaphysical Principle

Words are sounded shorthand or written notations. Behind each descriptive noun and adjective is the tree of which it is a leaf.  The Man in Black is a title which represents a metaphysical Principle, an entity who is not human.

This is not the “borrowed” costume of those who dress in black as a uniform, i.e. the priests of various religious orders to link to the energy of the metaphysical principle of unity

The Man in Black

The addition of horns, hooves and tails to the construct of The Man in Black is a means of indicating the principle has fallen from or is below so-called humanity. The fall from favor or from light equates the non-human principle to an animal or sub-human level.

Men in Black is an archetype in the group mind, represented as the “agents” in the Matrix and as alien hunters in the MIB series, though the worded concept of the Men in Black hails back to 1950’s paranormal and UFO research (see Bender, 1953 and Keel/Barker 1960’s)  as well as Malcolm X’s 1965 autobiography.

 

So designated “black” people worldwide are connected to the metaphysical principle of black as well as the archetypal concept as concrete representatives of the same abstract “black” energy by association.

Black used in reference to a humanoid entity is a base code for a presumed preternatural, alien or non- human origin which was formerly represented in both art and magical text as referring to djinn or demons.

 

From the Dark Moon Museum


In occultism there are matters which exclude so called “free will”, where u have to be recognized by your Essence. Some will INSIST: “everyone’s the same”.  Noooo…. not even on a basic biological level can that falsehood hold!!  Arrogant breachers believe they can make pacts, conjure, or contact any Entity and/or simply project their minds into restricted spaces. Again- doesn’t work like that!

First contact ALWAYS comes from the Invisible Dimensions. The failure of their aggressive approach is plain to see when reading intellectual smoke screen grimoires and observing the patchwork of imitative folkloric rites which function as self-made cages for modern “mages”.

Be aware: The Dark Moon is not a Necromancer’s moon, though it once may have benefited grave robbers and over time gained an association with the Dead.

The Dark Moon is an opening, an exit door from the planetary aura and the “group mind.” A reset or code switch can be made. The celestial laws or clockwork which bind flesh and mind to Time are taking a short break.

Law and Order

 

Law & order is found in the Celestial Realm. The positions of sun, moon, earth and the Stars create the angles (angels) which enforce the Word (i.e. the Laws of Physics/ Manifestation) and control the affairs on our plane in this solar system. Law and Order on this scale are shown in symbol and art as the “clockwork” of our Cosmos.

What we see happen in the world are not choices made by its rulers but the effects of  “higher law” causation which is indeed “over our heads.” It is an energy which connects to us via the group mind.

Mankind carries a pattern recognition program aka DNA which pushes them to “re-enact” both ancestral, cultural and planetary Karma. To “ascend” means to transcend both personal Karma and the limitations imposed on our system by the glass ceiling/sealing of Cosmic Law by becoming other than mankind.

The card shown in this post is the Star from the Vieville Marseille Tarot by J.C Flornoy.

 

Tarot as Notarikon

Etymology is the mind’s game. The roots of words are effects not the cause of meaning. Language is symbol based and culturally biased.  Words are tricky, the banana peels man’s intellect tosses away and later slips on, and the academic labyrinth  it fashions only to get trapped in.

Words cannot explain what is found above the mental plane, i.e.  free energy.  The mental plane in modern occult terminology is called causal. This is an error.

It is consciousness not cognitive brain function which is the Sole Cause.  The primordial emanations which predate existence  are vibratory, thus  deep study in Hermetic Arts requires one convert words into numbers or frequencies.

Revelation renders mankind  outside of his fleshly form  whether in the  dream body or energy double “dumbstruck.”  Above the mental plane  pictures and image streams are transferred in lieu of words. The words come later and the meaning, if it is to be had at all, must be wrested from  ones life experience.

Tarot as used in Hermeticism focuses on the Major Arcana as notarikon. The  descriptions of states and conditions  on the card’s face is approached as having another interpretation which goes beyond the images shown. Each trump is an Arcana, the holder of a secret or as they say in the  East a “terma” or concealed  treasure.

Let us dig!

*The word “notarikon” is borrowed  Greek language  which was derived from the  Latin word “notarius” meaning “shorthand writer.” Notarikon is one of  three  methods used by Kabbalists, the other two are Gematria and Temurah to rearrange words and sentences. These methods were used in order to derive and to hide the esoteric substratum and deeper spiritual meaning of the words in the sacred texts.  Notarikon was used in  Alchemy.

( *Info sourced from Wikipedia)

In Your Feelings?

A feeling is an “emotional” state. Feelings are energies which literally engulf a person by 1) pulling the auric field close around them like a fence 2) becoming the dominant note or color in the auric field.  This is then 3) accompanied by a change in temperature. The RED flush of anger. The BLUE chill of indifference, distance, etc.

Emotions are aptly named because once in the aura they compel one to make a move. Feelings are also called PSYCHIC PUSHES as they instigate action. Feelings are FAST (recall the Agents in the Matrix movie??)  as they are signal modifications born from the instinctive survival level of the personal subconscious NOT the slower process of mental cognition related to ordinary thought or beta brainwaves. As brainwave frequency “feelings” can be classed with the Lambda brainwave which is actually a  “wave rider”  attaching itself to  slower brain frequencies. One is taken up and “swept away” on emotion’s tides.

Feelings also “pull” or attract circumstances to the auric field  related to or harmonious with their frequencies. However people are not only moved by  their own personal feelings but are subject to feelings emanating from the group  which blow like winds to ripple as waves troubling the stormy seas of humanity. Like attracts like. Anger  attracts  situations to the FEELER just as  fear does.

Be mindful of language as the worded concept  feeling” differs from  sensation  which is based in the 5 TACTILE senses.

The Tarot Arcanum which addresses the push and the pull of the feelings is the Lovers. In the card shown above the color Yellow represents tangible sensory stimulation and sensations.

When Tarot is used in Metaphysics or Alchemy, the Major Trumps are called Arcanum plural or single Arcana which indicates their use in teaching about Laws and Processes of the Human Psyche.

People have the right to reach up or down, to grasp the lightning bolts of heaven or hell. One can decide to allow the fires of passionate Divine Rage to blaze but know they are HOT, HOT, HOT with a heat which feeds upon the “Life Force/Chi ” of mortal men. ” Our god is a consuming fire” refers to the emotions which are connected to the subconscious levels of existence.  This is why various rituals of appeasement or cooling down are found in cultures worldwide.

Divine indifference or apathy is COLD as ice and like cold packs applied to a sprain preserves human cell structure by extending battery life aka life force.  On chill the push buttons or emotional triggers are deactivated. One may act but without a spark of immediacy  started by an emotional wildfire. When one chooses the cold blue flame one gains TIME  to change the outcome, to fine tune a situation. One is not caught up in the tide.

All have free will to choose the red or the blue pill, to decide whether to act on emotions or choose a direction in a situation. Never go to the Cross roads  in the lukewarm afterglow of physical arousal to hangout or stand about. Where  roads cross one must decide.

Alchemate!

Alchemate: Trumps 19 and 20

Statement:  The Work is the demolition of the Wall of Fiction the disciple’s  “Mind-Body” finds Itself trapped in.

When one approaches  Tarot not as a divination device but as the Book of Life’s alchemic notations the Marseille deck’s Major Arcana images reveal the greatest amount of symbolic details towards that purpose.

The Twins in card 19 shown in the walled in garden show the Mind-Body relationship. The child with the tail is of course the physical body which shares much with the animal kingdom.

The Wall around the Twins is the Wall of Fiction or the accepted Reality of Phenomena which has to be demolished.  It is the symbol of  liminal space the time between  ‘what was’ and what comes  ‘next.’ It represents transition, waiting, and limitation. It may seem a defined space is Paradise or  a  Garden of Eden but in fact it is a holding cell for both  mind and body.

The shining  Sun shows the Group Mind as an observer and  energy source. The Sun is not confined inside the Garden but shines over a  greater space than the walled  enclosure.

In order for a student to  become an initiate they must destroy their wall. This is a process of work and understanding of their own mental and psychological fictions. A search for beliefs or the seeds which took root and in a sense created each brick or obstacle which  limits their potential or greater awareness.

The word “alchemate”  is a portmanteau which showed up around 2016 which combines the words “alchemy” to transform and the word “automate” which means to make processes and systems automatic.

An initiate  begins or turns on the process of transformation in the limited consciousness of the DAY cycle using  affirmations, visualizations and/or energy moving  exercises which when faithfully done penetrates to the deeper levels of the subconscious to become automatic in the NIGHT cycle which is show in card 20 or   Judgement.

The combination of cards 19 and 20 shows the work of the Day and Night Cycle or the process of  alchemating!

The Sun as in Card 20 has transformed from the Group Mind of the masses to the Anima Mundi or Soul of the Earth (equilateral cross on yellow flag is an earth symbol) who blows a  trumpet.  One can see vestiges of the Twins in a male and female pair who represent here the conscious and subconscious aspects of human awareness .  A mysterious central grey-blue figure rises up  from a prone position in a coffin or bed,  facing the Anima Sola and the revelation  of a new heaven and Earth with no wall in sight.

 

Alchemate!

Earth Mysteries

An Earthkeeper is one who has formed a  link to the Earth’s sentient energy. Speaking to the Earth in a sacred way allows the Earth to speak through you.  The Earth is ancient. Modern ideas of linear time cannot hold Her stories. Allegiances to the traditions of the current world system have to be widened to contain the Earth Mysteries.

The Earth-plane today is not in the pattern of Old Earth. The First 2 legged Tribe scattered when Stars and Asteroids collided, when Seas seethed and the Land divided. The boundaries named and identities claimed by Ancient Men are dry bones buried under layers of the Collective Unconscious by the shovel of Time.

Original Earth Mysteries have no part in what is recognized or can be “verified” by historians or science. The Earth Mysteries are mythic, fantastic, dark whispers, the stuff of dreams and visions. What is meant by the saying ” modern men live in the mental architecture of their Ancestors,” i.e. the relics & landmarks of a position in space time where & when a specific cultural lineage starts or begins is simply that they live on a historic timeline which is a limited perspective.

Metaphysical Musings

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Spring is here and there are new sprouts poking out through the soil. So too are new ideas and thoughts popping out of meye head,

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have lost their appeal and since writing every morning is my method, I have decided to place some of those musings,  poems and prose here on Nocturnal Nuances sometimes so they may see the light of day outside of my journal .

So be aware  what is shared depends a lot on the weather and meye mood. Tarot will still drop in as she is an old dear friend and there is sure to be   some Kipper talk.

Good Spring!

Tarot, Oracle or Fortune Telling Deck?

In a time where one may casually hear any means of divination referred to as Tarot, which type of deck a full size 78 card  true Tarot or an oracle deck of various sizes from less than 36 to more than 52 cards is the best to select for your client’s reading situation?

Having started out with a full sized Tarot deck of the Marseilles style where the minor arcana or pip cards are numbered this deck is the one which is most familiar to me.

An oracle deck for me is a deck which is visual having pictures and geometric symbols  not numbered or in suits like playing cards. This style of deck works for me to trigger  messages from the shared  subconscious levels between myself and the client.  Most oracle decks were not numbered individually and the number of cards in the deck varied.  A personal favorite was the 1997 Vertical Oracle by Antero Alli using 52 images created by Sylvie Pickering.

 

In the last 10 years learning the European style of fortune telling decks of 36 cards was a major change and challenge. Having started with Lenormand from a French perspective study proved in was indeed a German concept. Moving into the Kipperkarten the benefits of using the 36 cards began to show themselves in ways that Tarot did not.

Tarot I have found reads the internal aspects of the person in their environment  or inside to outside.  Oracle decks read all the energies  in an environment or situation using symbol language.   Fortune telling decks of 36 cards seem to deal with the energies in the outer world and how the  person is handling them or from the outer to the inner.

 

Clients in general want to deal with the latter how to handle the outer environment wanting to know what is coming down the pike. The 36  card decks excel at this. So it would be good when you don’t know the client at all such as an outdoor fair or doing online services.

Initiates and people working in aspects of magick or  the occult want to check their energies and balance so the 78 card Tarot is able to show them an internal blueprint. The Major Arcana dealing with outer phenomena,  the Minor Arcana with the 4 element balance in their own system and the Court Cards with their psychological interface.  One would have to know the client’s interests to select this method.

Artists, creative people and those of a mystical mindset fare well when read with  a symbol-visual dominant oracle. Again this works for people whose interests you know or repeat clients.

Just my take on the various tools. Try them out!