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Aselzion
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posted June 12, 2003 02:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings...

Have any of you knowflakes come upon a little book of instruction in the Hermetic Sciences called The Kybalion by Three Initiates.

It discusses in some detail the Seven Hermetic Principles:

I) The Principle of Mentalism
"The ALL is MIND; the Universe is Mental."

II) The Principle of Correspondence
"As above, so below; as below, so above."

III) The Principle of Vibration
"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates."

IV) The Principle of Polarity
"Everyting is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled."

V) The Principle of Rhythm
"Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates."

VI) The Principle of Cause and Effect
"Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law."

VII) The Principle of Gender
Gender is in everything; everyting has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes."

Simple, yes, but as Linda was so fond of saying, the truth is often hidden in simplicity.

Kybalion... hrmmm... pretty close to Qabalah or Kabala... hmmmm!

Any thoughts?

Bright Blessings in L.V.X. eternal...
A

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morgana
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posted June 12, 2003 06:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for morgana     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi

I didn't read the Kybalion (yes, veeery similar to Kabala), but those are the universal truths found everywhere, even just by observing life. These are the universal laws by which everything operates.

panta rei

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sisterchasingmoon
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posted June 12, 2003 02:14 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks!
Sounds great think I will call the local bookstore and see if they have it

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Melissa

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Annie Kuzma
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posted June 13, 2003 07:14 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have read it, over and over. It's a great
reference book to have on your path.

It simplifies Universal Laws so us Earthlings can understand how the universe is set up.

Sister, you can order it through BOTA.


www.bota.org/cat1.html


PEACE AND LOVE
LVX Annie

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sisterchasingmoon
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posted June 13, 2003 02:30 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Annie~
Thanks for the info ! I found it on half.com (ebay) however it is used. The cost is 8.00 $
I am going to check out your info now. Have a great day

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Love & Light,
Melissa

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Jaqueline
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posted June 13, 2003 11:27 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi dear Aselzion

Jakie
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It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word, you can light up the dark
Try as I may, I can never explain
What I hear when you don't say a thing

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Aselzion
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posted June 14, 2003 03:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings...

Morgana... yes, and when one possesses these keys, then one is able to unlock some of the more difficult and cryptically written books of the ancients, only then can one penetrate their deeper meanings.

Annie... Yes, I'm knee deep in the BOTA studies at present, working my way through Paul Foster Case's True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order, and studying Qabalah with great zeal!

Jakie!!! Glad to see you back! Hope all is well... you have been missed! P.S. I love that song you quoted!

I'm very excited, I just purchased my tickets for my second vacation in Hawaii. I have a good friend that lives there, and I get to stay for free. This years tickets were even less expensive than last October's, by almost $100.00 Such a Deal!!

Thank you, Buddha!

Peace and Light...
Travelin' A


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morgana
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posted June 14, 2003 05:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for morgana     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aselzion, I'm so glad for you! I hope you have a good time!!!

Jakie, where have you been??!!

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Jaqueline
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posted June 15, 2003 07:19 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Aselzion

I'm very glad to know that you're going to take your vacation...and Hawaii !...must be a wonderful place...one day I'll visit it!

Everything it's fine with me...thanks for ask
The thing is that I'm working to much, travelling to much ...and...I met a special person ...you know...I don't have time for anything else
Yet, I'm "here" almost everyday ...and even if I don't participate in the debates, I'm still reading and learning from you and the others wonderful knowflakes and moderators !

I love this song that I quoted too

Dear Morgana, I think I had answer your question...I miss you guys...

Love
Jakie

A wise person is not vain, that's why he shines.
He doesn't need to be noticed, that's why he is .
He doesn't praise himself, that's why he has merit.
And because he is not competing, nobody in the world can compete with him.

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Randall
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posted June 16, 2003 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I miss you, Jakie!

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morgana
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posted June 16, 2003 05:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for morgana     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep me too, I often wondered where you disappeared to. It's nice to know you're still around

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taj
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posted June 17, 2003 04:17 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks for sharing, A.

re: the principle of gender... on a relatively related note.

there's a growing din among a new breed of astrology students and practitioners that the terms 'masculine' and 'feminine' are cultural or period constructs and rather outdated in the light of evolutionary happenstances in the world. they're using words like 'projective' and 'receptive' or pro-active and 'reactive' instead. they're saying that terms like 'masculine' and 'feminine' no longer find a place in this gender-neutral world... that we've moved past the era of using them.

my, would one say that somehow a point in the consciousness of the human race has been reached wherein the bubble of illumination on the Oneness of All has been pierced?

hey jakie,
i like that quote on a 'wise person'


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posted June 17, 2003 10:02 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dear Webmaster ...I miss you too !
Morgana, I'll be out of town for five days, so, next week we'll talk again...it's very nice to "see" you too

Dear Aselzion...I'm sorry to make a mess on your thread...but I wanted to say Hi !

Love you guys

Jakie
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For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation." -Anais Nin

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posted June 17, 2003 10:07 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Taj...I love that quote too, yet, this is only one part of a poem...I'll translate the rest and post here

Love
Jakie

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Aselzion
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posted June 18, 2003 04:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Jackie...

You can mess up my forum any time!

I'm glad to see you whenever or wherever you choose to post!

Light and Love...

A

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posted June 18, 2003 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Taj...

Well, Masculine/Feminine, Active/Passive... a rose by any other name...

The Law is the Law... however we choose to neutralize the gender!

Peace and Light...
A


P.S. Did I mention that I'm not all that impressed with the modern breed of astrologers? They seem to want to PSYCHOLOGIZE a science that is so much bigger and deeper than psychology alone to validate themselves in more "scientific" circles. If we need their validation, then I guess we aren't that sure about what we think we know, eh?
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Annie Kuzma
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posted June 18, 2003 08:52 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are just opposites of the same thing.

It is really very simple, and if you would approach it as such, you would spend a lot less time clarifying .

PEACE AND LOVE
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posted June 18, 2003 10:34 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

well, these things...you don't refute... you just tend to smile at.

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Aselzion
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posted June 18, 2003 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Annie...

I'm not exactly sure what you mean.

I feel kind of like I backed into that comment somehow.

Unless you mean that Gender and Polarity are similar in their meaning?!? :)

In L.V.X.,
Frater A

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Annie Kuzma
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posted June 20, 2003 07:55 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just talking about how everything has to be "New and Improved",when you are just talking about the same ol stuff...ex. masculine and feminine


I think it's esoterizm 101.

Your mind thinks in masculine and feminine

Its an approach that is easily comprehended by all.

I think before we evolve to neutralizing gender, we better understand masculine and feminine first.

Look at the tarot, it is nothing but masculine and feminine.

We are hear to help everyone evolve, and if you start changing things so that it is harder for people to get esoterizm 101,then it is kinda being "hidden" again.


I was agreeing with you A on the whole neutralization thing.


As you know it is confusing enough when you head on your path with out someone changing the rules on ya.

Kinda like "new math" was ......


I was kinda brief and didn't explain myself too well. I was just trying to keep it simple.


Sorry taj, didn't mean any harm!!

PEACE AND LOVE
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posted June 20, 2003 09:46 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"As you know it is confusing enough when you head on your path with out someone changing the rules on ya.

Kinda like "new math" was ......"

but aren't we in the age of aquarius or something? what's the age all about anyway?

what's it like to be free of preconceptions, i wonder?

there is always a card like 'the tower'.

or death.

um, my mind's curious about possibilities...

annie,
i know you didn't.

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posted June 22, 2003 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Annie...

Gotcha! Things have been pretty hectic at work the past few nights... it's been very intense, and not generally in a good way, so I'm sorry I've kinda disappeared a bit lately!

Taj...

I'm not really sure about the Age of Aquarius, feels more like the death throes of the Age of Pisces, what with all the bad press about the Catholic Church.

I think that we are not quite yet into Aquarius, because I see very few samples of what appears to be the Brotherhood of Man; a look at the daily news will shock that idea right out of your head!

The Tower talks about the Truth setting us free from false notions built on faulty (pardon the pun) ground.

Death I think is more than a symbol of cyclic death and rebirth or transformation... I think Death holds a key to the mysteries of Physical Immortality and Spiritual Alchemy for those with "eyes to see" and "ears to hear".

Free of preconceptions? I'm not sure if that is possible in this Physical Reality. In some ways our "pre-conceptions" are good things, that used rightly hold the key to: Image/Ordain/Manifest. I mean, first we have to see an image with our Mind's Eye, a pre-conception, if you will. Then we must hone our image and speak the Word, which sends the energy out into the "universe" so that our desire can be abracadabra'd into a physical manifestation. Make any sense?

It may not, I'm sleepy, just got off work again.. will be back for more later.

Peace and Light...
A

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posted June 25, 2003 05:28 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to say Hello !

Love
Jakie

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You can give them your love, but no your thoughts. Because they have their own ones.
You can shelter their bodies, but not their souls. Because these, lives in the home of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, nor in dreams.
You can struggle to became like them, but don't try to transform them in what you are.
Because life doesn't walk back nor it is arrested in the past."

Kahlil Gibran

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posted June 26, 2003 09:59 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"..feels more like the death throes of the Age of Pisces, what with all the bad press about the Catholic Church."

welll...pluto is in sagittarius: a 'shattering' of things 'built on faulty ground'?

sagittarius rules religion and the churches, higher spiritual ideas and ideals. so this is all to be expected. pluto is the transformer, 'the tower' or is it 'death' that always, inevitably happens.

"Free of preconceptions? I'm not sure if that is possible in this Physical Reality."

i'm not sure as well.
just one of my philosophical musings ...

"In some ways our "pre-conceptions" are good things,..."

they are.
in an oblique way, tis actually what the reference to 'the tower' was all about...

jackie,
how about that poem?

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