Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blocked Out !

Hello and welcome back!
Previously we wrote about the word THE DEVIL , meaning "false god" . This word in principal is the mix of two principles of negation and affirmation and called this picture the  "negation of an affirmation" . By affirming a god is true, this card says that though there is a god, this picture is a false one. Its subtle but its still taking the assertion of a god as the background principle. for instance a negation takes away from a inherent affirmation, therefore by calling this creature a false god it does a remarkable job on psychology in the following way
the mind of alot of western students has been quickened by this process of conceptualization and the projection of this concept into words or speech therefore giving the concept form. This is important because we can give our "devil" form by speaking, thinking and feeling! 
For example , im really angry one day at a person and feel they are a "rude and ignorant person" this puts in astral form a plasticity of form over the person and turns them into a "rude and ignorant person" this obviously would be in the perception of the person that has this feeling. this is what we put on our pedestal, because the cube of matter is the physical expression of this astral "devil" false god.
This astral form then enchains us and makes our consciousness black like the background of this card. out of this astral form then comes the star of matter and our soul is stifled because the higher planes cannot reach us through this blockage. This is what is partially keeping the "gnosis" from helping us to evolve. 
Morality has always sought to answer this question by the two categories of good and evil, however we aren't trying to get good or purify ourselves from evil conceptions. we are trying to seek spiritual progress and therefore mental judgements and evaluations have nothing to do with this activity. The mind by moral evaluation and philosophical conception cannot undo itself. This is where we get a new mind instead of a conceptual - emotional mind, we are granted the Nous. This is the purpose of initiation , however, we cannot be receptive to this mind as long as we are being chained by the astral forms of our individual and collective subconsciousness.
How exactly are we to escape? This is a perfect statement to arrive at when considering this key and the 6 after it making our septenary of personality, next we will try to grasp through the septenary of soul the mediating elements between the above and below.
Fratre Lucis , Cor Meum Lucidum
Timothy W. Reeder-Wright

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I spy , with my eye, something that doesn't exist!



how is it that everything else in the deck of tarot cards , as far as the major arcanum is concerned, looks like fairly NORMAL imagery, but when it comes to this card everything seems off and weird? Its because it is. One of my favorite statements ever said is "if it seems chaotic and strange , it probably is".

Deception, pain , suffering , fear , hate. These vices aren't meant to feel pleasant. On the contrary they "feel" awful in the long run , but unfortunately they aren't in the present. That is to say the shackles shown are not taught, they are not chains of bondage the chains are loose!

We aren't trying to break away from our shackles here , the figures in this picture have accepted them. they are in a hypnotic and therefore limited place. This goes to indicate through our teachers of symbolism that the state of chaos and confusion lead to limitation of being. The creature "The Devil" or as our study of etymology calls it deofol is from the Old English , its not synonymous with the term satan. This term comes from the Latin diabolus, in the more appropriate O.E. term deofol it says a "evil spirit, a devil,false god,diabolical person".

What i particularly want to "point out" is , that this card isn’t about , nor does it have  anything to do with SATAN. This card is more like the planet SATURN, which for our purposes is the "LIMIT" this limit is the restricting to us, and restrictive force that demands worship as a "false god" .we know because the incompatibilities in this scene. who has ever seen a goat, pig, bat, androgyny, with eagle feet? This scene is a firm incompatibility and as a androgyny is the mix between inverted male and female forces, the divine fire is pointed downward and the soul is trapped by the inverted pentagram upon the "third eye".

This word The Devil or deofol of our "false god" means to me, the "negation of an affirmative'. This means: to give thought a form is the reason for speech and words, therefore something spoken is the affirmation of a thought in form, this thought-form is affirmed even if it doesn't exist, like our Tibetan friends's "horned rabbit". you can't see a horned rabbit except in your minds eye or imagination, this is also the construction of our goat,bird,owl,bat,pig figure shown above. However this does exist as a thought form, and as a thought form it has not inherent power, but is sustained by the power of the person who perceives it. as long as we believe this "false god" is real and exists, we make a false god , that is satirized in this picture as a real god or "evil spirit" (pneuma) , and not only do we make it real we give it power over our world (the black cube of matter). We are in fact the ones upon the throne in real life,and this card is fooling us into believing the chains are there. This is why the human beings are confused and look weird, because the male is lost by the breasts of the female, and the female is locked in a gaze like trance, therefore not present .the only being present is the funny beast or animal image that is like a horned rabbit because its not real. This is difficult to grasp so read the last paragraph over... carefully. AGAIN!

Fratre Lucis, Cor Meum Lucidum.
Timothy W. Reeder-Wright.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I can still hear you saying , we'll never break the chains!


Greetings to all sentient beings that have found their way to this blog. As you probably have seen the author is taking a deeper and deeper commitment to this work through the frequency and activity of this and the homepage http://www.gnostictarotcards.com/. The Homepage features the Major Arcana is easy to use has an about us page that is a synopsis of our work and in the future we will introduce , the minor arcana, practical applications, 2nd level tarot interpretation through lessons, and for those who are verified initiates we will disclose 3rd level work.

Its an extreme honor to be able to carry forth this work. The site is a success and we have accomplished this goal with no advertising , no ads, and nothing but intentions toward helpfulness to those who are literally lost within the mires of television ( and we say we don't concern ourselves with images) , money , and emotional reactions to situations that are completely misunderstood and rooted in our animal brain.

We're we to completely grasp with our entire being the seriousness of just one, small judgment that we make upon our fellows, it would be so far reaching and devistating that we would fall to our knees in utter supplication. I am not here to proselytize , what im here to do is bring attention to this image and what ancient wisdom tells us. some of us will get freaked out bad about this card. Just to imagine that we are in chains will bring about a revulsion. If anyone denies this watch the 1980's TV series Roots. When the character Kunta Kinte gets captured look at the anguish and feeling of trapped pain. This is what has happened, however our jailor is more like that of the fairly recent film V for Vendetta ,where we can leave this prison at anytime!

So why all the TV & Movie talk? Simple these "images of menace" are the deep unconscious motivators that keep us in bondage and imprison us. Most of us are like sleeping zombies walking along oblivious to higher reality, instead we are stuck like the "Death Star" in this picture focusing upon the Demiurgically reflective world. The Hebrew letter attributed to this key in the Golden Dawn system is Ayin or "the eye". this is not actually correct in respect to the origin of Hebrew metaphysical letters. The classification of Hebrew letters comes from a document that is contemporary with Gnostic literature about 1 anno domini titled the Sepher Yetzirah. My favorite version is by Aryeh Kaplan and is a great read. Like many other students I too was led astray from the golden dawn representation. Much like myths I believed the system we were following is the Only system. Then more truth was revealed about the tarot, its origins and its purpose. Appropriate to this key "we were once blind but now we see"!

Frater Lucis, Cor Meum Lucidum

Monday, May 14, 2012

How heavy are your bag of bricks?


Welcome back! There has been many developments on the blog. We have gone into the Initiatic current, which has unfortunately delayed the process of our tarot pathwork. We also have developed a brand new website http://www.gnostictarotcards.com/. We have developed the structure for the rest of our posts and entries in the About Us section. We are going to introduce a practical application section to assist in changes of personality by my beloved wife Connie who has practiced tarot and divination for 15 + years! . Future bio will be made available in the About Us section in the Homepage.

There is however a distinction (from initiatic work ) between the wisdom of tarot and the theurgy of tarot. We are now able to walk the entire journey, all the way to the goal , which is of course LIGHT! If you have been initiated we can help with this now, therefore there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd level teachings. Respectively this is Practical, Wisdom and Light!

Now to the temple of illusion which is The Tower. Practically the Tower means to destroy something to reveal its faulty underpinnings. in Wisdom tradition this was the destruction of the thought forms created by the manufacturing mind. Like Blavatsky says, "the mind is the slayer of the real". This is exactly what is happening. Kings and Queens have established structures and conceptual forms of thinking that oppose wisdom, for this once the light is revealed it will eradicate the darkness.

This may happen socially, psychologically, emotionally, mentally etc. Kings and Queens in this respect are the Archons that have been set up to design the world. Archons are powers and may be seen as imprisoners, not evil but by the nature of their office, they created things that are interesting and seductive. Like a tasty apple!

Our way doesn't consist of cutting yourself off from the rest of the planet. On the contrary , the planet needs us. As long as the mind is caught up in cognitive and discursive activity , to that extent will we have the un-real but elusively solid forms of society crumbled down again and again. We are focused upon (at least here in the USA) more and more money, property, gaining a reputation, establishing a feeling of purpose and meaning through transient premises.

For many this step will immediately launch us into a painful process of birth and rebirth through the walk of a different path. The road isn't easy as any true journey. This brings to mind Tibetan Buddhist monks who prostrate all the way to stupas of Shakyamuni Buddha, about 5000 miles! To one that is focused upon the destination this seems ridiculous, but to a monk trained in a Monastery this is exactly the test of endurance needed to shatter the "defilement of attachment". As Yeshua says "its not what is put into us that defiles , but what comes out of us".

If we have taken the step toward this goal of enlightenment , then it will become evident early on in our progress. Fight for your lives but not against the people who persecute you. This means to me that its not the big bad capitalists that will win, they in fact lose if , and this is a big IF , if they do not enlarge their internal state. Therefore keep money, but like Master Aivanhov says "don't keep your money in your head , store it in the bank , safe or pocket " where its supposed to go. Funny stuff but its real amazing teaching. Attachment to money is the root to all yetzer ha-ra or evil inclination, not money itself. This is the exact same thinking line of Buddhists, the attachment to transient things creates suffering and aversion to their loss. In fact this is a tenet in Buddhism. Tenets to a Buddhist , are indisputable, and fundamental lynchpins of the entire system of thinking.

Again the path to enlightenment is not accomplished immediately. Only in Tantra is it possible to become completely and utterly cleansed of the effects of negative actions or if you wish "bricks in the false structures of The Tower”.

In light and love
F.L. Cor Meum Lucidum