Cosmic ‘web’ seen for first time http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25809967
To me this is science seeing the capillaries of Yggdrasil. Some may view it as the Web of Wyrd, but that thought has been seeded (unknowingly) by the headline.
As Yggdrasil holds and links the nine world’s, so science is seeing the capillaries that transfer energy between the world’s.
Isn’t it great when science starts seeing what our ancestors knew? Science is truly beginning to grow into its role amongst the world’s religions.
In my restless quest for knowledge…
I am currently working my way through Crowley’s Book 4, Levi’s Transcendental Magic and Nietzsche’s Will to Power.
I’ve also taken the step to purchase a tarot deck. After my first experience with tarot in the Autumn of 2013, I have finally decided to learn the mysteries of tarot- we must ever seek out new mysteries. Choosing a deck was fun and I couldn’t find anything that resonated until my wife mentioned she tried to find something for me this Yule- a Norse Tarot deck. Stop- don’t all scream at once about the tarot having nothing to do with Asatru! It doesn’t, but I am no closed book. Pick up a tarot deck- any one will do. Anyone with a sound knowledge of the runic mysteries will instinctively know and understand the cards. There is an underlying current behind both mysteries that are now used for divination. If you can read the runes, you will read the tarot.
I found the deck that my wife was unable to purchase- the artist is still making them, but the publisher is no longer selling them and so you have to purchase direct from The Green Man and the Gatekeeper in the Forest of Dean. Beautiful art and instinctively natural associations between the Norse mythology and the tarot. A great set and I am already pleased with the ‘gut’ readings that I have done.
Check out the artist: at www.greenmangatekeeper.com
From Hemetic magi, through Abramelin, Crowley and into the present- the Great Work has been the focus of those seeking the truth. Some seek a connection with their daimon, some seek immortality and of course some seek power. Either way the work is the same.
Meditation is the dominant methodology of the work, but I also find the shamanic like trance work of Seidr to also be extremely usefu in this field. Where meditation allows the focus of the mind/self upon a goal and has potential for revelation- Seidr combines this with an element of the benefits to be gained through the workings of Hermetic ceremony. I have a realm through which I can not only access Yggdrasil and seek beings/wights to assist me in my work, but also I am able to visualise far greater ceremonial work here than is practical in the confinements of the physical plane of Midgard.
I’m sure that many will frown upon this, but it is my way. I do not expect it to work for anyone else- if it doe so, then good.
I’m quite an antisocial person. As a matter of fact- Nietzsche really encapsulated my mind a 100 years before I was born.
I am at ease when in my own company. There are not many I will tolerate in my presence- even in terms of family. I do not need pub-moots, I do not need philoso-magical orders. I do not need social networking. I do not need friends.
It has taken until now for me to realise that this psychology and philosophy also applies to my religious and magical practices. I will not find any group where I feel at home for either of these purposes. It may be arrogance, it is definitely my superiority complex, but it is also partly the Zarathustran realisation that I know better. 5 years of practice and I know more than people who are running some groups.
In a truly Nietzschean term- they have their way, I have mine- the right way does not exist. All I can say is that I have more trust in myself being right than I do others. The path of the hermit it is for me. If I succeed or fail- it will be by my own remit. I will not spend 5 years demonstrating my knowledge and passing stages of initiation that require me to pretend I know nothing and mock a process of development. It is always of value to retread past workings- but to halt progress whilst demonstrating the process of development and becoming I have undertaken already is not the goal. This process is the restraints of a specialist herd, but a herd mentality all the same. Know me and you will know my mind and development. Assume I am like others and I will assume you seek to define me and I am gone. I am not what you think. I am what I think. I am what I will. My path is meant for me. I am responsible only for myself.
I will integrate techniques and philosophies as they resonate true with myself and merge them with my own techniques, theories and life philosophy.