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The Centre is Everywhere

The [limitless light] has been called a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. – Dion Fortune, The Mystical Qabalah This paradoxical saying by Dion Fortune can be traced back to The Book of the Twenty-Four Philosophers, … Continue reading

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Part 2: Geometrical Models in the Sepher Yetzirah and Bahir

This post follows on from Part 1. Second Model An alternative way of representing the same geometry is to use a model constructed from spheres (eg. table-tennis balls) instead of lines and corners.  To do this we start by making … Continue reading

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Part 1: Geometrical Models in the Sepher Yetzirah and Bahir

In the introduction to their translations of the Sepher Yetzirah and Sepher ha-Bahir[1],  W.G. Davies and G. Zur suggest that the structure of the Sephirot described is consistent with that of a cube containing a double tetrahedron and octahedron. The … Continue reading

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Kabbalah and the Big Bang

In medieval times the Kabbalistic Tree of Life incorporated a model of the physical universe. In this model the earth was at the centre, surrounded by spheres of the known planets: the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and … Continue reading

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The Company of Nine – An ancient template for women’s magic

Guest Post by Cherry Gilchrist We, who come among the dead as far as to the very Goddess, nine girls, maidens, lovely in our dancing, in bright loveliness of folded woven-work, with fine-sawn necklaces of ivory, shine, brilliant to the dead … Continue reading

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Day of the Cailleach

Today is the traditional day of the Cailleach in Scotland, called Là na Caillich. On March 25th, the winter reign of the Cailleach comes to an end. Here’s a little video all about it with some beautiful images. You can read … Continue reading

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The Otherworld in the Celtic tradition

Interesting article by Sharon Blackie about the Otherworld and Shamanism.

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