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Confluence of the Three Systems

In this essay we will examine the most esoteric, interior architecture that connects Tarot to the historical stream of Mystery School teachings passed down and grafted together from most ancient times. Read More »


Awaken your inner psychic

The ultra-intuitive New Moon in Pisces is the stuff dreams are made of -- so pay special attention to your dreams this week!  Pisces awakens our intuition, making dreams more vivid and memorable.It's a great time to connect with your inner psychic -- the key is being able to interpret what those mysterious messages mean and how you can apply the lessons to your waking life. What are your dreams trying to tell you? Read More »


Albigensian Crusade

Part IV: Albigensian Crusade and the Inquisition The "problem" of the Cathari was solved by the Albigensian Crusade. Without going into irrelevant details, the Cathari in Provence (called Albigensians after the town of Albi) were preaching the downfall of the Church under the protection of powerful local rulers who were snubbing their noses at the Pope. When they murdered a Papal Legate, the pope went anaerobic and called on the rulers of northern France to intervene. Read More »


Iconology of the Early Tarot References

Anderson, M. D. 1963. Drama and imagery in English medieval churches. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge. Read More »


Origins of Catharism

Part I: Origins of Catharism Were the Cathari direct descendents of the ancient Gnostics? Yes, sorta, kinda. The Medieval Manichee by Runciman (1947, Cambridge University Press) is a dated but classic treatment of the subject. The influence of Runciman's work can be seen in the fact that the book was reprinted in 1955, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1991, and 1996. The book is a real goldmine for the English-speaking reader because it provides a comprehensive synthesis of the earlier French and German scholarly studies. Read More »


You'll finally begin to believe in...

Right now it's the perfect time to get what you want out of life! While loving Venus is in compassionate Pisces, you have the power to take control of self-limiting beliefs and achieve the happiness you deserve.Venus is "exalted" in Pisces, which means this spiritual sign amplifies the love planet's abilities to heal, forgive and nurture unconditional love -- and that includes love for yourself! But first you need to resolve any issues that are buried in your past and holding you back. Take the first step... Read More »


The Sun

The Sun is the most powerful body in Astrology's sky. It influences the way we express ourselves, our overall energies, and our broad personalities. While you have many signs -- every planet in our solar system was in one of the 12 zodiac signs when you were born -- your Sun sign is what's generally referred to as your zodiac sign. Hey, baby, what's your sign? Read More »


The Moon

The Moon In Astrology The Moon is the planet of our inner world: our emotions, reactions and life patterns. Though not classified as a planet in Astronomy, the Moon is one of Astrology's most important planets. From New to Full and back to New again, the Moon goes through eight phases each month, each impacting our overall energy in a different way. Read More »


Pluto

Pluto is the planet of major transformation, representing the cycle of death and rebirth. It is responsible for breaking down the old to make room for the new. Pluto can also represent power and control, and reigns over our relationship to authority figures and leadership. Read More »


Neptune

Neptune is the planet of our subconscious minds, influencing our dreams and fantasies, our imaginations, hopes, beliefs and our connection to spirituality. Yet Neptune can also be deceiving, as there is a tendency to take the fantasies that Neptune delivers as true reality, only to realize later that we've been duped. Confusion can arise when Neptune's in the picture, yet there is also incredible potential for compassion, creation, and connectivity. Read More »


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