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Aleph – the silent letter

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Did you know that the original letters of the English ‘Alpha-Bet’ come from the Hebrew letters “Aleph” and “Beth”? Each of the letters are considered sacred and have many meanings and numerical equivalents. This alphabet is the basis for many written languages and great care has been taken to keep the proper brush strokes that create the Hebrew letters exactly over these many centuries!

As more people learned to read and write, the sacred mysteries continued to be passed down orally from Master to Student privately. These students had to have been adult men, over 40, who were married property owners. These requirements maintained that the secrets remained safe and unaltered, by wise elders, in order to help generations understand the codes of creation, the function of society, spirituality, and each persons place in the world.

Think of it! This is a secret code, hidden in plain sight, and used daily without awareness by most people, actually as hidden entendres to those who can understand them! 😉 It is exciting to learn that these secrets can be easily applied to your life~ for more ease, understanding and eventually, to gain the wisdom to be able to create a life of your highest aspirations~

Because NOW the wisdom of the Kabbalah, the Hebrew mystery tradition that originated with the pre-Judiac people long ago, can be shared with everyone! Are you ready to learn more??

~Each of the 22 Hebrew letters have esoteric qualities embedded into them. I will explain some of the basic meanings that I use in my metaphysical work with you over the next few months. I will also share some ideas about how you can become more familiar with the power of these spoken letters. Here we go!~

ALEPH is the first of the Hebrew letters.

Aleph – the first, yet unspoken, Hebrew letter tells a story of the creation through the word.

Aleph, when pronounced slowly, consists of the intake of breath and it’s exhalation, ‘ah’.

The tongue touching the front teeth, becomes the second part of this letter, ‘el’.

And the breath exiting the mouth as the sound ‘f’ is created with the lips against the teeth.

A           L          F

There is no need to add the vocal cords to this word. It symbolizes the exhalation of breath with an unspoken thought. This ‘ideation’ was the first step in the creation process.

The movement of AIR from the lungs to the center of the mouth, the roof of the mouth and the front of the mouth, demonstrates the process of sending an idea from within to the world without. This parallels the maxim, “As above, so below. As within, so without”.

Each time you speak, your Ideas, as sparks of thought, come from within your mind and will. When these thoughts are put into Good Orderly Direction, you are using your innate talent as a co-creator with G-d.

*Choose your thoughts and words carefully, because the vibration of the sound of words uttered, creates a frequency force upon the matrix of the web of life. What you think upon, you create, because as attention goes, so energy flows. Words act like boomerangs, they return to us wether we want them to or not!

*Consider this- What do you spend your time doing throughout the day? Hygiene, is taking care of the temple that is your body. Preparing food is similar maintenance of the vehicle you live in. Cleaning and maintaining your body, your home and your workplace are all basic upkeep that allows your body-mind-spirit SELF to function with greater ease. They are good practices. Being PRESENT in the current moment allows you to accomplish more with less effort.

*Do you walk mindfully throughout the day? As you grow older, it becomes more obvious that you need to pay more attention to your movements in the world. Walking can become a meditation that balances the right and left hemispheres in the brain.

*How do you spend your free time? Things you think about are what you worship. Some people worship football, others worship baking, and yet others their pets, their children, their spouse. The things you focus attention upon, are what you worship. What do you worship?

*Do you select entertainment to increase your wisdom and understanding of the world or to KILL TIME? Most tv shows are based in dictated “popular culture” and are based in violence and drama? Why? Because adrenaline sells.

Whatever you take into your psyche becomes part of your SELF. At my home we live by the maxim that ‘Violence is not entertainment!’. Of course, this limits what we watch and participate in, but it adds a sense of peace and calm as our home is an oasis from the frenetic energy of the outside world. There are lots of great shows on Science & the Arts, Music, Song, Dance and romantic comedies have no violence, you just have to be selective in finding them.

*The letter ALEPH, reminds us to engage in practices that bring joy, amusement and awe. AHHH, the sound of Aleph is a helpful way to remind yourself of what you are grateful for in your life. Gratitude adds a lot to the quality of life, so practice it often. Namaste’ ~K

 

Posted January 16th, 2020.

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Hermoine meets Hermeticism IRL

It’s a Hermitic scholars life!

Hello New Subscribers!

~Just a note to let you know that I’m currently working on the artwork and notebooks that will accompany my “9 KEYS TAROT’. This is more than just another slant on a Tarot deck. It is a teaching deck of tarot cards that employ 9 esoteric systems!

As a Metaphysical student, scholar of 40 years and teacher for over 20 years, I employ all I’ve learned into a condensed presentation, so that you can learn at your own pace, through various learning styles, at home, using my 9 Keys Tarot deck and various PDF workbooks.

The 9 KEYS TAROT is based in the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition, using recognizable features from this primary deck. It includes Kabbalah as taught in the Reform Judaism tradition, including meaning of Hebraic Letters, Spiritual Astrology, Runes, Numerology and Sacred Geometry, Totem Animals, and many hidden meanings in the artwork and color choices.

I hope to present a series on Hebrew Letters starting soon…so stay tuned! #Happy2020

#2020 Let’s hold space for each other as we walk each other home! #WeCanDoThis

Posted January 7th, 2020.

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YHVH or God’s “Pinball Wizard”

The holy Tetragrammaton consists of the letters YHVH, and means ‘Jehovah’ or the unpronounceable name of God.

The letters themselves have several meanings with subtle differentiations; for example, the letter Y is pronounced Yud or Yod, as there are no specific vowels in Hebrew.

YUD is a spark, a spiritual flame, the indwelling Spirit, the Holy Spirit and YOD, means the finger of God (as an astrological configuration), which also means a direction, your purpose, and your path. (Picture Pentecostal flames of Spirit on the heads of disciples speaking in tongues.)

The letter H, pronounced Heh, in noun form, means ‘window’ and in esoterically, word, thought, and idea. When you put these two meanings together you may grasp the meaning of ‘an idea working like a window of the mind’.

The letter V, pronounced Vav, as a noun, means ‘nail’ and metaphorically means the ‘joiner,’ which functions like the word ‘and,’ that esoterically means ‘that which gives meaning’ so that Understanding can occur.

Taking these three letters’ meanings together, we see that YHVH can mean ‘Inspired Ideas And Inspired Words’. This, in short, is the definition of ‘divine’ and ‘holy’.

An interesting insight of the 9 Keys Tarot is that the #1 card is the Magi, short for Magician. This is an Initiate of hidden knowledge, who creates magic in the world. He takes inspired ideas and transforms them into physical manifestations by way of spoken word and action. Just as we all get ideas and pursue them until our goals are reached.

The suffix of the word Heh, however is feminine, so the word Heh could take on an added meaning of ‘the male female’ idea.

The #2 card is the Muse, who takes initial input she receives from the Magi and translates it for their mutual Understanding. She is the Subconscious, to his Conscious mind. Once this mutual agreement has been reached, they both work with the Source of inspiration to begin to manifest on this Earth plane.

The word ‘Vav’, as a suffix, is male and gives the meaning to the ‘male female’ Understanding. When combined in the supernal, or highest, triangle of the Tree of Life glyph, aka the Godhead, we see that the Yud – insight, combines with the male female idea, and the male female understanding to become a closed circuit of energy that forms a triune Mind of Wisdom and Understanding.

It is by each of us discovering the anima to our animus, and our animus to our anima, that we become whole beings. Only after this merging happens can we heal the split within, allowing us to rise to higher frequencies of our Higher Self, which is egoless, observing and wise. In this state, the Divine within us becomes activated and we become co-creators with God. ~Namaste.

One day I’ll have a POWER POINT to present this cool idea, until then…

*Picture a pin-ball machine where the ball falls from the highest sphere, dropping down to the right. The flipper is activated and the ball is shot over to the left side, at which time the flipper returns the ball to the right where it is projected back to the outlet it came from, but this time there is a barrier that pushes the ball back to the lower left, where it is pushed downward to the center after the supernal triangle is activated – and lights up! Wheee~

Tarot of Transformation by Willow Arlena & Jasmin Lee Cori used by permission

Posted October 7th, 2019.

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Recommended Reading


Some of my favorite books on Metaphysics etc~

METAPHYSICS IN GENERAL

Biology of Belief- Bruce H Lipton

The God Code- Gregg Braden

The Divine Matrix- Gregg Braden

The Fractal Code- Gregg Braden

The Master Key- Charles F Haanel

The Power of I AM- John Maxwell Taylor

Ask & It Is Given- Esther & Jerry Hicks

Be Here Now- Ram Dass

Power of NOW – Eckhart Tolle

In Search of Zarathustra- P Kriwaczek

Gurdjieff- J Shirley

Science of Mind- Ernest Holmes

Wisdom of the Elements- McArthur

 

RUNES

Book of Runes– F. Melville

Omens, Oghams & Oracles- Webster

Nordic Runes- Paul Rhys Mountfort

Rune Lore- Edred Thorsson

Rudiments of Runelore- Stephen Pollington

(Runecasters Handbook- Thorsson- Magick)

Runes for Transformation- Kaedrich Olsen

website; GaldraKraft.com by Kaedrich Olsen

 

KABBALAH

The Essential Kabbalah – Daniel Maat

Kabbalah for Beginners- Rav Michael Laitman PhD

*Sefer Yetzirah – Abraham, Aryeh Kaplan translator

Zohar- Abraham, Yahuda Berg

Power of Kabbalah- Yehuda Berg

The Way- Michael Berg

Kabbalah- Elizabeth Clare Prophet

A New Oracle of Kabbalah- Richard Seidman

Kabbalah for the Modern World- Migene Gonzalez-Wippler

 

TAROT

The Mythic Tarot Workbook-JS Burke

78 Degrees of Wisdom – Rachel Pollack

Tarot for YOU – Mary K. Greer

Tarot Companion- Smith, Rider-Waite

Medicine Woman Card Guide Book- Carol Bridges, UU Indiana

 

NUMEROLOGY & DESIGN

Numerology- S Ducie

Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe- MS Schneider

Sacred Ground to Sacred Space- Kryder

Easy to Use Feng Shui- Lillian Too

 

PERSONALITY

Human Design- Chetan Parkyn

Understanding Human Design- Curry

Enneagram- Don Riso Hudson & Rick HUDSON

Enneagram

MyersBriggs Personality system-

 

CRYSTAL VIBRATIONS

Love is In The Earth- Melody, Magical properties of Stones

Laying on of Stones- Melody, Healing with Stones

Crystal Healing- D Walker, Healing with Stones

Crystal Energy- M Lambert, Magical properties of Stones

Gemstones- Schumann, Magical properties of Stones

The Crystal Bible- Hall, Magical properties of Stones

 

SOUL HEALING & ARCHETYPES

Life’s Companion- Christine Baldwin, Journaling

The Artist’s Way- Cameron, Journaling & Creativity

Women Who Run With the Wolves- CP Estes (Story Wisdom)

12 Wild Swans-Starhawk (Archetypal Fairy Tale Wisdom)

Emotional Alchemy- Tara Bennett-Goleman

Emotional Intelligence- Daniel Goleman

EcoLiterate- Daniel Goleman

The Art of Emotional Healing- Capacchione

Quantum Healing- Deepak Chopra

The Four Agreements- don Miguel Ruiz

The Fifth Agreement- don Miguel Ruiz

 

SELF EMPOWERMENT

A Pace of Grace- Linda Kavelin-Popov

Take Time for Your Life- Cheryl Richardson

Simple Abundance- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Excavating Your Authentic Self- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Hero with a Thousand Faces- Joseph Campbell

A Hero’s Journey- C Vogler

The Heroine’s Journey- Maureen Murdock

A Woman’s Worth- Marianne Williamson

Dreaming the Dark- Starhawk (feminism)

Goddess Book of Days- Stein

Goddess Meditations- Ardinger

The Goddess Path- Monagham

The Goddess Within- JB Woolger et al

Living Buddha, Living Christ- Thich Nhat Hanh

Jesus & the Lost Goddess- T Freke & P Gandy

Jesus Mysteries- T Freke & P Gandy

Laughing Jesus- T Freke & P Gandy

Holy Blood, Holy Grail- M Baigent et al

Book of Secrets- Deepak Chopra

7 Spiritual Laws of Success- Deepak Chopra

Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire- Deepak Chopra

Honoring the Self- Nathaniel Branden

 

ASTROLOGY

Astrology, Karma & Transformation- Arroyo

Astrology, Psychology & the 4 Elements- Arroyo

Chart Interpretation Handbook – Arroyo

The Changing Sky – Steven Forrest

Yesterday’s Sky – Steven Forrest

*How to Read your Astrology Chart- S Cunningham (begin here)

Making the Gods Work for You – C Casey (Planetary descriptions)

Astrology for Yourself- Douglas Bloch & Demetra George

The Astrology of Fate- Liz Green (Mythology stories)

36 Faces- Austin Coppock (Decans)

Hellenistic Astrology- Chris Brennan

Handbook for the Humanist Astrologer- Meyer

Planets in Transit- M Hand

Psychology, Astrology & Western Magic- Luis Alvarado

*Astrology Looks at History- Noel Tyl

Cosmos & Psyche – Richard Tarnas

 

TREES

Trees- Smithsonian

The Enchanted Garden- O’Rush

The Medicinal Garden-

Language of Flowers- Greenaway

Bud, Blossom & Leaf- Morrison

 

HERBS

Healing Wise- Suzan Weed

The Medicine Wheel Garden- Kavasch

Ency of Magickal Herbs- Cunningham

A Druid’s Herbal – Hopman

The Herb Book- John Lust

 

PHYSICAL HEALING

You Can Heal Your Life – Louise L Hay [Hay House Publisher]

The Tapping Solution- Nick Ortner (EFT)

EMDR –

Essential Reiki- Stein

Hands on Healing – Angelo

Sacred Sounds- Ted Andrews

The Way of Song- S Carol

Cellular Healing Diet Handbook- Daniel Pompa

From Fatigued to Fantastic- Jacob Teitlebaum MD

Rolfing- Ida P Rolf PhD.

EdgarCayce.org – The Sleeping Prophet

 

GREAT BOOKS

Bible – Christianity, Prophets, Jesu

Torah – Judaism, Prophets, Rabbis

Qu’ran – Islam, Muhammad

Tao – Japan, Lao Tsu

Confucius sayings – China

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Egyptian Book of the Dead/Living

Bhagavad-Gita – India

*Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramhansa Yogananda

…and many MANY others!

 

 

Posted January 22nd, 2019.

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