Creation & Souls: Merkhavah Wears New Clothes

Tohu Wa Bohu (תֹהוּ וָבֹהוּ). ‘Without form, and void.’ describes the condition of Earth before God uttered a Word. Tohu is unique to Hebrew and doesn’t really have an English translation so we use words like unformed, chaos, or inconceivable. Tohu is inconceivable because it suggests this totality of a creative dynamism that overwhelms our […]

How Masculine & Feminine Shaped Religion

While hellenization was happening- FUN FACT: all of the collective knowledge we appreciate today comes from a very blended, and multicultural background. Scribes and priests, Holy people and ordinary folks from every culture imaginable have risked life and limb to carry our most sacred knowledge to safety from invasions and fires to the best of […]

A SERVANTS LISTENING HEART

When we reflect on what it means to be born again, or what King David would’ve called being renewed in Spirit, it helps to have a story we can relate to. Luckily, the person who wrote the above verse happens to be one of the most enigmatic characters in the Hebrew Scriptures. That means we […]

“I AM” The Simple Answer

EHYEH ASHER EHYEH Way way way back in the 13th Century BCE we have this fantastic story that emerges from the Babylonian Exile. Moses drops some of the trickiest Hebrew of all time with the simple use of “I Am the I Am.” I mean, this phrase has baffled scholars. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. We’re all […]

MEDITATION AND THE MOON

There’s a fair amount of what some would call Magick to my spiritual path. Seeing life as cyclic in some ways means respecting the cycles of seasons. No one needs a calendar to achieve this sort of practice. All they have to do is look up into the night sky and pay attention to the […]

THE BRIDE & BRIDEGROOM

“A person can receive not even one thing unless it has been given to him from heaven. You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent ahead of Him.’ He who has the bride is the groom; but the friend of the groom, who stands and […]

LETS TALK ALCHEMY 2- THE HOLY TRINITY

In our last chat together on Salt, Sulfur and Mercury we talked about how alchemists viewed our consciousness. We took a look at our triune natures- mind, body and soul- and briefly mentioned how they connect to the Divine. Today, I’d like to elaborate on the alchemical concept of Divine creation. To the left is […]

THE POWER OF IMAGINATION

“The true imagination leads life back to its spiritual reality, & then it takes on the name of meditation.” -Paracelsus For those of you not in the know Paracelsus is alluding to our ability to use our objective faculties to visualize. Visualization meditation is a powerful tool for inner transformation- Think Cloud of Unknowing, Metta […]