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[ Ancient Egypt | Mary Magdalene | Reiki | Thelemic Magick | Hermetic Magick | Qabalah | Tarot ]

Ancient Egypt Back to top
Ancient Egypt was called the land of Khem, or Kemet. Egypt lies in northeast Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea. Ancient Egyptian history is generally divided into six main historical eras.
  1. Archaic or Thinite period (3100-2700 BCE)
  2. The Old Kingdom or Pyramid Age (2700-2200 BCE)
  3. 1st Intermediate period (2200-2060 BCE)
  4. The Middle Kingdom (2060-1785 BCE)
  5. 2nd Intermediate period (1785-1575 BCE)
  6. The New Kingdom or Empire (1575-332 BCE)

Documentaries on this subject include (links can be purchased directly from Amazon.com ):

Books on this subject include (links can be purchased directly from Amazon.com):

 
Rediscover Ancient Egypt
"Your site for information about ancient Egypt for ages 8 to 88" from the Tehuti Research Foundation - T.R.F., a non-profit, international, U.S.-based organization established June 21, 1998, and dedicated to the study of ancient Egypt, in a purer form - as close to the original as possible. Includes articles in several languages and some interesting theories.
The House of Netjer
A Kemetic Orthodox temple, dedicated to the restoration of the authentic ancient Egyptian religion, through the study of source texts and Egyptological research.
Modern Egyptian Ritual Magick
"Our understanding of Kemet must come through immersion in the religion of its people. As we learn to read the heiroglyphs painted and carved on the walls, ceilings, and appointments of the tombs and temples, instructions for the dead in their own survival, we come to understand the Neter (gods) and their faithful, how they relied on one another for their existence."


Mary Magdalene Back to top
Contrary to the modern mainstream Christian view of Mary Magdalene as a penitent whore, many early Chrisitians -- who in the intervening 2000 years have had their bodies and texts destroyed as 'heretical' -- believed that she was a disciple, apostle and perhaps even the Bride of Yeshua (known best by the Greek translation of his name, "Jesus").

Many liberal Christians have joined Pagans in rediscovering these different views of Mary Magdalene, especially since translations of and commentaries on documents such as the Gnostic Gospels (The Nag Hammadi Library) have become readily available.

Books on this subject include (links can be purchased directly from Amazon.com):


Mary Magdalene: Author of the Fourth Gospel?
This article goes beyond 'heretical' documents Gnostic Gospels and makes a case for ascribing authorship of the Fourth Gospel (the Gospel of John) in the New Testament to Mary Magdalene.
The Daughters of Mary Magdalene
Founded on the Summer Solstice, 2001, this site is owned by a group of women who honor Mary Magdalene as the "Beloved Disciple" of Jesus.  The term "Beloved Disciple" is used by biblical scholars to denote the "anonymous" author of the Fourth Gospel (The Gospel of John).
The Society of Mary Magdalene
The Society of Mary Magdalene was organized under the patronage of the presiding bishop of The Free Catholic Church as a Nonprofit Religious Corporation in the State of California and is a tax exempt organization under the IRS code. The Society is not affiliated with or under the jurisdiction of any church or religion, as it is open to all with an interest in Mary Magdalene. (For information on The Free Catholic Church, see http://www.freecatholic.org).


Reiki Back to top
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word representing "Universal Life Energy," the energy within and around us all. When activated and applied for the purpose of healing, Reiki accelerates the process of healing by addressing the body, mind and spirit. Reiki is not a religion, but rather a healing energy that is transmitted through the hands of a person who has been more directly linked to the Universal Life Force through an initiation or attunement. Reiki energy comes from the Creator. The person giving the energy is simply a vessel allowing the energy to pass through them to the client.

Books on this and closely related subjects include (links can be purchased directly from Amazon.com):


Soulstar Spiritual Adventures
Information about Reiki, Huna, Drisana, Angels, Crystals, Chakras and other matters related to Healing.
Sekhem Healing
An ancient Egyptian system of healing through the Human Energy Field (Aura). The energy and teachings of Sekhem were believed to have been given to the Egyptian priests and priestesses by the Goddess Sekhmet.
Reiki 4 All
Home of the Reiki Web Ring -- an excellent resource for all kinds of Reiki information.
Healing Across the Internet Presents: Reiki
Discussion on what Reiki is and frequently asked questions. Includes a brief history of the (re)discovery of Reiki.
World Reiki Network
The intent of this web site is to provide a vehicle for networking for Reiki practitioners, Reiki Masters, and those interested in learning more about Reiki.
Reiki Connections at One Degree Beyond
Includes a book store as well as information about Reiki research and events.


Thelemic Magick Back to top
Thelemic Magick is based on the writings of Aleister Crowley, particularly the Book of the Law: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." "Love is the Law, love under will." "Every man and every woman is a star." And, of course, as an online friend put it... "It's fun to be... 93!"

Books on this subject include (links can be purchased directly from Amazon.com):


The House of the Beloved
The Temple of Aquae Sulis, a Thelemic temple with an Arabian motif.
Thelemic Hermetic Alchemical Order of the QBLH
A Thelemic Hermetic Alchemical Magickal Order which uses state of the art VRML Virtual Reality technology to bring information to the Occult and Mystical community.


Hermetic Magick Back to top
The main traditional literary source of Hermetic Wisdom is attributed to a series of writings known as the Corpus Hermeticum, written or collated by unknown authors in Egypt, and are dated from sometime before the ending of the third century CE. The writings are thought to represent a collation of earlier and more substantial literature attributed to the mythic figure of Hermes Trismegistus, a Hellenistic fusion of the Greek and Egyptian culture.

A major modern Hermetical organization is The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which is based on an occult society founded in London in 1888 by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Dr. William Wynn Westcott and Dr W. R. Woodman. These men drew upon their backgrounds in Rosicrucian and Freemason societies to form the rituals of the Golden Dawn. Astrology, Tarot, Kabbalah and the Egyptian mysteries formed the backbone of their teachings.

Books on this subject include (links can be purchased directly from Amazon.com):


Builders of the Adytum
A non-profit religious corporation based on the Mystical-Occult Teachings and Practices of the Holy Qabalah and Sacred Tarot and dedicated to spiritual attunement through enlightened worship in the Tradition of the Western Mysteries.
The Home Page of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
The Golden Dawn system of magic is designed to teach its students both abstract esoteric concepts as well as the more practical applications of ceremonial magic. Egyptian, Judeo- Christian, Greek, Gnostic, Rosicrucian, and Masonic elements can all be found within the teachings of the G:.D:. The curriculum includes the study of Qabalah, astrology, divination, inner alchemy, Egyptian magic, skrying, and Enochian magic. This web page is intended to be a resource for all students and practitioners of the Western Esoteric Tradition.


Qabalah Back to top
Although the study of the Qabalah (Kabbalah, Cabalah, QBL, etc.), started as a school of Hebrew Mysticism, it was adopted by -- and in fact lies at the heart of -- the Western Mystery Tradition (see the Hermetic Magick listing above for more details about this tradition). More recently it has also been adopted by Neo-Pagans of various traditions. Sometimes the word is spelled with a "K" when discussing the Hebrew tradition and with a "Q" for the more modern/Western magickal traditions, but I've also seen it divided up as follows: Kabbalah - the esoteric system of Jewish mysticism and basis for much of the Western Esoteric Tradition; Qabbalah - an esoteric "Christian" variant of Jewish mysticism including elements of Hermeticism.

Books on this subject include (links can be purchased directly from Amazon.com):


The Gateway to Qabalah
Includes a listing of Schools and Places To Learn About QBL on The Internet for both the Hebrew and Western Mystery traditions.
Colin's Hermetic Kabbalah
A very good collection of articles on the Hermetic viewpoint of the QBL. Also -- a LARGE collection of QBL links.
The New Aeon English Qabalah
A controversial, still experimental, system of Qabala based on Crowley's writings. It has encountered remarkable resistance and even occasional hostility in orthodox Thelemic circles, but has enjoyed a gradually and persistently growing circle of enthusiasts worldwide.


Tarot Back to top
The Tarot (usually consisting of 78 cards divided into four Minor Arcana suits plus 22 Major Arcana cards) is used for divination, meditation and general spiritual development by seekers of many traditions.

In many schools of magical thought, the Tarot and the Qabalah are intrinsically linked, so dividing up the references is often difficult. Please check both sections to find a more comprehensive reference.

Books on this subject include (links can be purchased directly from Amazon.com):

Some decks I'd recommend include (links can be purchased directly from Amazon.com):


Facade Free Tarot Readings
Uses a variety of decks and reading patterns. Also includes runes, I Ching, biorhythms, bibliomancy and stichomancy.
Aeclectic Tarot
Welcome to aeclectic tarot, an Internet dedication to the almost never ending diversity and beauty of Tarot artwork. Cards from more than 160 different Tarot, oracle and divination decks are displayed here.

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