Greetings and Happy New Year to all my brothers and sisters in the work of humanity.
This post will be sort of a explanatory post. Previously on this blog, we used Tarot Card symbolism to get to the root ideas being presented through each image. We took a journey through several Arcanum. We also started initiatic work on the “path of return” or ‘Upward Path’ as it is called in the Western Mystery Tradition. I am pleased to say that we have made contact with a highly illumined group that makes descent from the 2nd Century Gnostic Doctors, and European Initiatic Orders, including : Martinist , Elus Cohen, Melchizidek , Gnostic, and teachings of the San Greal.
As many of you know this site follows a contemplative method that is attributed to the Kabbalistic Meditations of Stephan A. Hoeller, a Gnostic Priest and Director of the Ecclesia Gnostica. In Dr. Hoeller’s work titled “The Fools Pilgrimage” which is the text that this site is based upon, he discusses many attributes from the imagery of the Tarot. This system was advocated and applauded by Dr. Israel Regardie, a prominent Adept of the early 1900’s Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Through this book Regardie said that Dr. Hoeller’s work was useful in many ways but “Primarily in development of the ‘magical intuition’..”. This is exactly what our site attempts to do, which is to study the different methods of Tarot interpretation and use that ‘light’ to connect our intuition or ‘feelings’ to the high ideals that are in ‘seed’ form in the imagery of the tarot.
We have recently taken a brief look into the Tarot trump titled The Star, but there has been a delay. This is because of what Duc De Palatine calls “..following the Star of your own illumination”. In following the Star of your own Illumination , your free from rigid doctoral constraints. There is a release from pleasing a member of the Church congregation, primarily because your salvation isn’t dependent upon any other persons approval. The Great Work is an effort made by the worker and each must follow their own way. Hence when it is said to “follow your own Star”, this is what is meant.
Inside us all there is a star, a bright essence, that is one with the entire cosmic Macrocosm. This Star is the center of our being, the “star of the show”. It, not a separate ruling entity but a co-worker , with the Great Star or primal cause that is expressed in the Gnostic texts as the “Unknown Principle” . This Star is the Son, the word or the helpful essence of all creation if you like you may call it Christos, but not a person like the so-called historical Jesus. This Christos is the indwelling Christ or Anointed One. To Anoint means to Chrism.
Watch carefully as the Water is poured from the Feminine. While the Divine Feminine acts upon the earth, the Fiery Stars are shining bright above. This means to me that Love acts upon the most dense form of matter while being Illuminated . The love exists as a gift to be shared with humanity, to be poured over the earth, not to be consumed by simple and unyielding sensate experience , but to ever be guided toward the earth, in a ever rippling effect upon humanity.
Frater Lucis , Cor Meum Lucidum