Inconsitencies in the Qabalistic Cross

 While looking through the book The Complete Golden Dawn System by Israel Regardie, I noticed several inconsistencies in how the Qabalistic Cross is performed. First and foremost, in one case, "Ateh" is being vibrated, and in the second "Atoh". Also, the order in which you touch the shoulders is different. Now, the question is, which is the correct way. Here are the highlights from the book: Volume Three Highlight (orange) - Page 293 · Location 4617 So in making the Qabalistic Cross on your breast it is correct to touch the Forehead and say Ateh - Thou art; the Heart - Malkuth; Right Shoulder, ve-Geburah; left shoulder ve-Gedulah, and with the fingers clasped on the breast say, Le olahm, amen! Highlight (orange) - Page 409 · Location 6526 Take a steel dagger or knife in the right hand, face East: Touch your forehead and say Atoh (thou art). Highlight (orange) - Page 409 · Location 6527 Touch your chest and say Malkuth (the Kingdom). Touch the right shoulder and say

Trying ChatGPT's knowledge of occultism

 I decided to quiz ChatGPT regarding its occult knowledge and I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised. Q: Define the astral plane The astral plane, also known as the astral realm or astral world, is a concept in many spiritual and philosophical traditions. It is often described as a non-physical plane of existence beyond the physical world, where consciousness can travel and experience things beyond the physical realm. In some beliefs, the astral plane is seen as a place where the soul or spirit can go after death, or where individuals can go during astral projection or out-of-body experiences. It is also sometimes associated with dreams and the unconscious mind. The concept and interpretation of the astral plane can vary greatly across different cultures and belief systems. Q: What is spiritus mundi? Spiritus mundi is a Latin term that translates to "the spirit of the world." The concept has roots in ancient philosophy, particularly in the work of the philosopher Plotinus,

Little rant about proofreading

So, for writing articles like these, I use Grammarly , which is fine, BUT, Grammarly is not really available outside the browser (and outside the English language). Another choice is LanguageToo l, which not only works in the browser but is also available as an add-on to the LibreOffice Writer . Now, when I usually write some serious body of work, I usually write it in Markdown . Writing in Markdown can be done in Visual Studio Code, where an unofficial extension exists that also uses the LanguageTool. From there, I can obviously use something like pandoc and turn my work into a book with pretty nice typesetting by default. However, the settings of the extension are pretty limited. You see, LanguageTool allows you to set and keep a certain tone in your writing, it allows great consistency and can rephrase entire sentences to fit that tone. The extension doesn't allow that. Of course, I could simply write the entire book in LibreOffice again, but there is a catch. While LibreOffice

Stepping out of my comfort zone

 So, after over a decade of avoiding this, I have finally decided to learn the Theban alphabet. I never liked that all the letters look so similar to one another. But look, I did learn the alphabet of the magi, I did learn the Armanen runes, I did learn the Enochian alphabet and I did partially learn Hebrew. So, it took me 3 bloody days, but I am finally there. I must admit, the Theban alphabet does look beautiful. Here is a SATOR square as an example:


 Had an interesting dream last night regarding the number 18, probably thanks to the trataka meditation over the Sigillum Dei. This is what I found out about number 18: The Hebrew word for life (chai) has a numeric value of 18 Shemoneh Esrei is a type of prayer (the name means eighteen) 18 is a heptagonal number. Heptagonal numbers are numbers that are constructed by combining heptagons with ascending sizes. Regarding the heptagonal number, if we take the following formula: if we replace n with the number 3, we will get (5 *3^2 - 3*3)/2 , which is 18. Which means 18 is the third heptagonal number. A bit more interesting when we consider that Sigillum Dei commonly contains 3 heptagons. Anyway, I need to delve deeper into the Shemoneh Esrei, I checked the first part of the prayer so far and it does seem interesting.

Progress with trataka

Yesterday I had my first awaited success with the trataka meditation. I could recall the Antahkarana symbol in the vision, but it didn't have the usual afterimage color this time. Instead, it had the sort of indigo color that is normal for my mind's eye. I also created another printable symbol that can be used for the trataka, the Sigillum Dei, the Seal of God. My variation of the Sigillum Dei is available here:

Reconstruction of the Sol square

I have reached a dead end while trying to reconstruct the Magick square for Sun (Sol). And help would be greatly appreciated. I have reached a place where I know how to construct the traditional square, but I do not know why it was made this way. You can find my notes here: