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divine company
page by Ian Howie on 14 Aug 17 at 10:33

Whenever you feel alone, realise that you have divine company - that your divine self is always there in the background, and that divine self is constantly connected with all other divine beings. When you go into divine consciousness you become at one with the divine host. Accordingly you have unlimited divine company.

The divine host is always with you, at all times, whether you realise it or not. It is just that you turn your back on divinity, and forget about it. In

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Celtic Cross Spread
page by Ian Howie on 13 Nov 16 at 22:20

based on: https://www.biddytarot.com/how-to-read-the-celtic-cross-tarot- spread/

The cross

The Circle/Cross shows what is going on in the querent’s life at the time of the reading. This section is made up of two crosses – a central one (Cards 1

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the religion of the future
page by Ian Howie on 05 May 16 at 16:21

The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It will have to transcend a personal god, and avoid dogma and theology. Encompassing both the natural and the spiritual, it will have to be based on a sense of intelligence arising from the spirit of all things, natural and spiritual, considered as a meaningful unity.

_Albert Einstein(http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/05/04/spirituality-versus-

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masculine and feminine principles
page by Ian Howie on 29 Apr 16 at 13:21

On the physical plane , the Masculine principle is positive and dominant , and the Feminine principle is negative and receptive. This changes on the emotional plane , where the Feminine is positive and dominant , and the Masculine is negative and passive. On the mental (or intellectual ) plane, the Masculine once again becomes positive and the Feminine once again becomes receptive and negative. This switch occurs once

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Brahma and Maya
page by Ian Howie on 21 Dec 15 at 06:09

Don Migeul Ruiz:

There is an old story from India about the God, Brahma, who was alone. Nothing existed but Brahma, and he was completely bored. Brahma decided to play a game, but there was no one to play the game with. So he created a beautiful goddess, Maya, just for the purpose of having fun. Once Maya existed and Brahma told her the purpose of her existence, she said, “Okay, let’s play

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Alchemy per Evola
page by Ian Howie on 19 Feb 15 at 12:09

Alchemy is generally understood to be a primitive form of chemistry. However, there are deeper perspectives on it, for example that expressed by Italian esotericist Julius Evola (1898-1974) in his book "The Hermetic Tradition". Evola sees the conventional view of alchemy - creating gold out of base metals, the search for the Philosopher's Stone to enable this, and so on - as just a blind to cover the alchemist’s real goal, which is more spiritual in nature.

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The Tree of Life
page by Ian Howie on 11 Jan 15 at 14:25

From the seed of divine being - from divinity itself - grows the Tree of Life. Every incarnation of every soul is a leaf on the Tree of Life. The cycle of the Tree of Life is another metaphor for the Cosmic Cycle.

Originally the Tree is just a Sapling, with only a few leaves. Each of these leaves representing an incarnation of a Golden Spring soul - that is, a soul who takes their first incarnation(s) in the Golden Spring. There is only one branch - the trunk - representing the unity of all souls at that time: in the

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Divine Ruler of the Mundane Self
page by Ian Howie on 27 Dec 14 at 13:37

Are you self sovereign - a divine ruler of your mundane self? Do you embody the unlimited willpower, strength, love, virtue, and understanding, of the divine you? That is, have you become divine in your everyday behaviour?

It is spending time in divine consciousness that makes our everyday behaviour become increasingly divine. In divine consciousness, our innate divine qualities are revealed through our everyday behaviour. Through the divine inspiration of intuition, we respond appropriately and precisely to scenes of

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Self-Sovereign
page by Ian Howie on 21 Dec 14 at 12:29

Those of us who are now working on ourselves - working to rapidly elevate our consciousness - are leading the way for others. As we fill ourselves with love and light, we become beacons shining in the darkness to show others the way forward.

At this time of our ascension, each of us transforms our own consciousness. From being mired in matter, we become divine and free. Through our own effort, discipline, faith, and focused

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Love and Light
page by Ian Howie on 09 Nov 14 at 12:15

Are you sitting in divine consciousness? Are you basking in the light of the divine host?

In order to achieve and retain divine consciousness, we should keep examining the extent of our virtue, and in doing this our vices will make themselves apparent. Consider - what are your main virtues at the moment? Have you become the living embodiment of these? And which virtues do you need to work on developing? We should focus on developing whatever virtues we still lack.

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The Third Eye
page by Ian Howie on 02 Nov 14 at 11:34

The aim of divine alchemy is primarily the opening of the heart chakra, so that the heart becomes a divine sun of radiant love. But to achieve this fully, in a balanced way, we must also open the third eye - the brow chakra, located on the lower forehead. This is the seat of divine will, and of intuition - that is , the third eye is the seat of of divine consciousness.

The third eye chakra is the centre for clairvoyance, visions, and

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Chakras
page by Ian Howie on 26 Oct 14 at 10:31

Chakras are very important in divine alchemy, as they are the energy vortexes that connect our physical and subtle bodies with the cosmic rays of various vibrations that sustain and influence us.

There are seven main chakras in the human body, corresponding with the seven main cosmic rays, and these are well known, so I will just review them briefly here.

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Cleanliness
page by Ian Howie on 20 Oct 14 at 07:20

Do you have the consciousness of being light and free - of feeling bodiless, ethereal, detached from the body and its desires? You can have this consciousness whilst remaining in your physical body. The awareness of your body fades into the background, and you feel light, peaceful, comfortable, at ease. This is divine consciousness, where the divine self predominates over the mundane ego-self.

We gain this consciousness through meditation. The meditative state is a

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Surrender
page by Ian Howie on 16 Oct 14 at 04:43

In order to be able to enter divine consciousness at will, and to stay there stable and focused, and to bring that consciousness into our everyday lives, we have to learn to surrender all of our mundane attachments and distractions. Only then can our inner divine light radiate out without restriction.

Have you surrendered? Have you surrendered completely? What is total surrender? It is not a case of surrendering ourselves to others. Rather, we

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Guardians and Guides
page by Ian Howie on 28 Sep 14 at 08:46

Divine alchemy is achieved by invoking our innate divinity. We do this repeatedly and increasingly, until divine consciousness becomes our natural everyday consciousness. But to begin with, most of us require an intermediary to achieve this - a spiritual guide.

Initially our guides may be other people like ourselves, who are engaged in becoming angelic, but who can already forge their own connection - that is they can go into divine consciousness and receive an inflow of divine energy,

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The Divine Fire
page by Ian Howie on 20 Sep 14 at 12:39

Our past thoughts, words, and actions have created a web of conditioning and karmic debts which are now binding and restricting us - stifling our divine selves from expressing our innate love, virtue, strength, and understanding. To become our true selves - to achieve our divine potential - we must free ourselves from these restrictions.

Whilst we all continue to face challenging scenes of drama - designed to reveal our bonds to us, and to give us opportunities to unravel them -

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The Subtle Realms
page by Ian Howie on 14 Sep 14 at 16:38

There are many realms within the Cosmos. There are realms that are more mundane than divine, and realms that are more divine than mundane.

the mundane realms

The most mundane realm is the most obvious - our everyday physical realm - the

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Eternity
page by Ian Howie on 26 Aug 14 at 09:07

To the eternal soul, time is a paradox. It is, and yet it is not. We have experiences "in time", and yet we are immortal - beyond time.

To the soul that has come to think of itself as a body, time means the pain of being trapped, imprisoned by limitations and the desires and perspectives which stem from identifying with the body.

But, from a purely divine perspective, there is no time at all. Instead there

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The Cosmos
page by Ian Howie on 22 Aug 14 at 08:48

The cosmos is the realm of all experience - it contains every other realm, except for that of absolute divinity. The physical realm - our physical universe - and the many realms of dreams and imagination, and even the divine realms, are all cosmic illusions.

Beyond the cosmos there is only the formless and unchanging realm of divine water. Within the cosmos, at its' centre, is the divine fire of pure consciousness - the divine being. This divinity cannot experience

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Divine Being
page by Ian Howie on 15 Aug 14 at 13:24

The process of ascension begins with the realisation of our true nature. Then we work to establish that awareness in our everyday consciousness.

You are a divine being - a soul. You are not a human body. You are not the voice in your head. You are a divine being, incarnated in your human body for the lifespan of that body only. Your body is just a costume - you can take it off, put it back on, and change it at will. But you, the divine being, are eternal, and you have taken - and will take - many other bodies also.

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join hands
page by Ian Howie on 27 Feb 13 at 09:33

The society we live in is predominantly self-centered. Success is defined as gathering more possessions or plaudits than one's neighbour. Primitive instincts urge us to protect ourselves and our families from a hostile world. We crave our own space. We compete against each other for control of our environment. We seek independence.

But we need each other. Over many centuries, we have created a highly complex civilisation. We have evolved systems of government to organise us and protect

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Court
page by Ian Howie on 18 Feb 11 at 13:16

Court cards represent people - maybe those who will influence your life, or maybe yourself.

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Five of Pentacles
page by Ian Howie on 18 Feb 11 at 12:57

Hardship, destitution, which may be self-perpetuating.

The fives all illustrate conflict or loss of some kind. For Pentacles this means material troubles such as poverty or illness or work problems.

The people, although bent and crippled, and shivering in the winter weather, are surviving their bad situation. Their hardship may be long term. Perhaps it keeps them together. Perhaps they have become attached to their hardship and

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Nine of Pentacles
page by Ian Howie on 18 Feb 11 at 12:55

Abundance appreciated. Prosperity attained justly through self sacrifice.

She has achieved worldly success and satisfaction through moulding her life from the materials and circumstances she has been given. The pentacles growing on the bushes signify a life that is productive and alive. Unlike the figures in the Ten of Pentacles, she is keenly aware of the good things in her life. She knows that she has done well. She has self-awareness and is able to distinguish what matters in life.

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King of Pentacles
page by Ian Howie on 18 Feb 11 at 12:53

The King of Pentacles is successful in material life. The earthly qualities of Pentacles are in harmony with the social responsibilities of being king.

He sits casually on his throne, looking fondly at his pentacle, which represents his capabilities and achievements. He is relaxed and satisfied with his life, enjoying the role of king (unlike the King of Wands and the King of Cups who are frustrated with their responsibilities). He is

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Eight of Swords
page by Ian Howie on 18 Feb 11 at 12:47

Apparent restriction. Ignorance.

She is bound up and imprisoned by a fence of swords. A castle, symbolising authority, stands behind her. She stands in the mud, an image of humiliation and shame.

However, the ropes do not go round her legs, and the fence of swords do not fully enclose her - she can easily escape from her apparent restrictions:

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Six of Cups
page by Ian Howie on 18 Feb 11 at 12:39

Sweet memories - of an actual or idealised past.

We see the past (dwarf) giving a gift of memories to the future (child).

The past may bring a warm feeling of security which helps with current problems. Alternatively the past may be a distraction, like the fantasies of the Seven of Cups, preventing us from dealing with current problems.

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Seven of Cups
page by Ian Howie on 18 Feb 11 at 12:38

He daydreams a mixture of positive and negative fantasies.

The cups contain:

  • face (fame / companionship)
  • radiant ghost (need for illumination)
  • serpent (knowledge / wisdom)
  • castle (stability / power)
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Ace of Wands
page by Ian Howie on 18 Feb 11 at 12:31

The Ace of Wands stands for eagerness and strength. It also cautions us to be humble: the fire optimism and energy that allows us to overwhelm others is a gift from above: symbolised by the hand emerging from a cloud.

The thrusting wand symbolises an erect phallis. It is bursting with life (leaves sprouting) and vitality (leaves detaching). This energy is the fire of Wands, the kundalini force rising up the spine. This

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Three of Wands
page by Ian Howie on 18 Feb 11 at 12:30

He is accomplished in life, strong and unthreatened.

He sends his boats out to to new horizons but he himself stays behind, awaiting their return. Alternatively, the boats may be returning, bringing the fruits of some exploration or new experience. Either way, the boats represent metaphysical exploration of inner depths, whilst his stance indicates material rootedness: he is in balance.

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King of Wands
page by Ian Howie on 18 Feb 11 at 12:12

The King of Wands is strong-minded and able to dominate others through his strength of will. He believes in his own rightness: he knows the truth, he knows that his method is best, he thinks it is only natural for others to follow him.

With his control, he turns the wands energy to useful projects, and he is a bit uncomfortable in the restrictions his role brings - he leans forward on his throne, as if he would like to get up and seek out new

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Queen of Cups
page by Ian Howie on 17 Feb 11 at 00:00

The Queen of Cups is successful and balanced, with loving intelligence, and foresight. She blends imagination and action, creativity and social usefulness. Through her loving attitude, she finds joy in life.

She is the strongest of the Court of Cups and represents the feminine element of water more completely than does the King of Cups. Her throne, decorated with cherubic mermaids, sits on land, indicating her vital connection to the outer world and to other people. This

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Pentacles
page by Ian Howie on 11 Feb 11 at 17:27

Pentacles symbolise the element of earth.

Pentacles represent magical and spiritual understanding, and being rooted and connected with nature.

On a mundane level, they represent the natural world, stability, money, possessions, work, commerce, and routine activities.

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Swords
page by Ian Howie on 11 Feb 11 at 17:27

Swords symbolise the element of air.

On a spiritual level, Swords represent clarity of intellect, and communication skills.

On a mundane level swords represent mental activity, conflict, anger, and sadness.

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Cups
page by Ian Howie on 11 Feb 11 at 17:27

Cups symbolise the element of water, and thus love, joy, and other feelings, reflection, and quiet experiences. On a more mundane level cups represent emotions, friendship, fantasy, and passivity.

Cups, like Pentacles, while representing yang (dense) elements, indicate yin (passive) situations.

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Wands
page by Ian Howie on 11 Feb 11 at 17:26

Wands symbolise the element of fire, and thus the spiritual essence of life. The Wand cards show how this inner fire manifests in ordinary mundane life, in the form of virility, passion, action, movement, optimism, adventure, and new beginnings.

Wands, like Swords, while representing yin (expansive) elements, indicate yang (active) situations.

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The Sun
page by Ian Howie on 10 Feb 11 at 19:03

19 (reduces to 10 then 1)

The Sun represents everything good under the sun, the source of all life, light, warmth, nourishment. The Sun brings illumination and success to all who accept challenges, and promises further rewards in the future.

The Sun is the bright, active, and energetic counterpart to the dark and passive surrender of The Moon. Under The Sun, everything becomes

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The Moon
page by Ian Howie on 10 Feb 11 at 19:02

18 (reduces to 9)

The Moon is the imagination, giving shape, in visions, myths, and images, to the energy of the unconscious. Unlike The Star or The Sun, which radiate their own light, The Moon's light is a reflection. She is like a mirror - she can allow clear sight or distort our vision.

The Star transformed darkness into light, and provided hope. To use

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The Tower
page by Ian Howie on 10 Feb 11 at 19:01

16 (reduces to 7)

A bolt of lightning from the heavens destroys the tower and sets it on fire, sending the inhabitants tumbling to their end. This symbolises that the burning flame of divine inspiration must be received with humility lest it should destroy.

The Tower recalls the medieval tumbling of temples and alters, and the

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Death
page by Ian Howie on 10 Feb 11 at 18:58

13 (reduces to 4)

The skeleton of Death rides his white horse over the corpses on the battlefield. The living skeleton implies that eternity triumphs over the transitory. Beyond the land of the dead, across the river, past the twin towers of separation, the sun shines over a distant city - a new era beckons. Through death we feel the radiant power of life.

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The Lovers
page by Ian Howie on 10 Feb 11 at 18:52

6

The Lovers represent choice, relationships, conflicts.

The lovers have undoubtedly chosen one another, but whilst he looks at her (passion, pleasure), she looks to the archangel (conscience, wisdom).

The outcome of the choice is decision, followed by commitment. It demands an

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tarot
page by Ian Howie on 10 Feb 11 at 18:44

The 78 cards of The Tarot, and in particular The Major Arcana, can provide great insight into the human psyche and the quest for enlightenment and spiritual transformation. The Major Arcana can be used on its own for purposes of spiritual development, but the four suits of the Minor Arcana (Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles) can also provide valuable insight, as each suit (like the elements they represent) has higher meanings in addition to the usual mundane interpretations.

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coping with transition
page by Ian Howie on 23 Mar 09 at 14:21

We are now undergoing many transformations, as we transition from the old paradigm to the new.

Our bodies are changing - we may experience aches and pains, especially in the neck, shoulder and back, as the divinity awakens within. We may have feelings of deep inner sadness for no apparent reason, as we release our past from this and other lifetimes. It is a sadness of leaving behind the memories, energy and experiences of the old. We may cry for no apparent reason: it is good and

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the power of love
page by Ian Howie on 21 Mar 09 at 13:51

inspired by http://www.crystallotus.com/2009TransitionTrasformation/102.htm

Love is misunderstood. Love is not an emotion, it is a force, a power. Love cannot be explained, but must be experienced. Our relationships undergo many upheavals because we demand "love" from each other, but true love is undemanding - love is something we give, and it comes from within. When we learn to appreciate and acknowledge our own magnificence, then we love our

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exciting times
page by Ian Howie on 19 Dec 07 at 16:26

We are now witnessing the wane of the old ways: watching the world economy slowly slide into chaos, following the US housing collapse and the monetary crisis that is resulting. The power mongers, who have manipulated our civilization into the ecological and economic crises we now find ourself in, have lost control of the vehicle a while back, without even realizing it. The runaway train is now traveling so fast that they are unable to even change direction, let alone halt the breakaway. By the time they, and the masses, even realize what is happening, it will all be pretty much over.

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enlightened eating
page by Ian Howie on 09 Dec 07 at 12:56

Diet is important in achieving a balance between body and soul. Physically, we are what we eat - a healthy diet produces a healthy body and a healthy mind. Our psyches also are strongly affected by our diet: energies are taken on board through our diet, and the gentle energies of fruit, vegetables, grains, and legumes produce lightness, and aid meditation.

I eat a vegetarian diet - here are my reasons:

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chakra balance
page by Ian Howie on 04 Dec 07 at 10:42

The rational conscious mind is a trap that gets in the way of spirituality - we need to become simple, and just "be". Intuition is the mind of the soul, and we have to remove the emotional (irrational) and intellectual (rational) clutter in our heads that prevents us from hearing our own inner voice of intuition, which is our inner wisdom, the voice of the soul.

Intuition operates through the higher "soul" chakras (heart and upwards). The soul is the embodiment of love. To be intuitive is to be loving and peaceful.

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change your ways
page by Ian Howie on 01 Dec 07 at 16:16

there is power in love
in true love

renounce
seeing defects in others
instead
see your own defects
and transform

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experience love
page by Ian Howie on 26 Nov 07 at 21:02

experience love
and lose yourself
in love

merge with me
your own divinity
and gain power
according to your capacity

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when you are elevated
page by Ian Howie on 21 Nov 07 at 14:22

when you are elevated
beware
be ever-ready at all times
whatever you do
others will copy

you are playing a part
in a drama

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