Presented by Foundation of Sacred Sciences
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Instructor: William Kiesel
The principles and practices of Hermetic ritual magic are addressed in this two-day workshop. The aim is to introduce the theory and practice of magical techniques that will offer the seeker an array of tools to approach the mysteries effectively and harmoniously. In addition to the description of the symbol systems of ritual magic, William will offer practical instruction and demonstration of four specific rites used in the regular repertoire of the Hermetic magician. Segments of each day will be devoted to a question and answer period for more in-depth inquiries.
***Day One - 4 - 6 hours***
ORIENTATION: MAGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS
An introduction to the techniques and tools of magic designed to aid the practitioner in understanding, transmuting and illuminating magical consciousness. A discussion of the correspondences, hieroglyphs and magical grades in the spiritual ascent. Traditional methods of Hermetic practice for daily observance and successful application.
PURSUIT OF THE QUINTESSENCE: THE MAGICAL ELEMENTS
The tools of ritual magic and their correspondence to the senses and the magical elements. The symbolism of the Pentagram and its use in elemental and microcosmic magic.
*PRAXIS: The Pentagram Ritual
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES: THE PLANETARY POWERS
The Seven Wanderers in the firmament provide a complex array of influences from the macrocosm. The Hexagram in ritual magic, Magic Squares and talismanic magic. Angelology in Hermeticism.
*PRAXIS: The Hexagram Ritual
***Day Two - 4 - 6 hours***
LIGHT AND ITS REFLECTIONS: RITES OF SOL AND LUNA
Astral Light in Magical Practice. Will and Imagination activated in consciousness.
CONSCIOUSNESS: SOLAR RADIATIONS, PRANA, BREATH AND VIBRATIONS.
*PRAXIS: The Solar Adorations
UNCONSCIOUSNESS: LUNAR CYCLES AND THE MANSIONS OF THE MOON.
*PRAXIS: Lunar Mansion Rite
WILLIAM J KIESEL
William Kiesel is a Hermetic Qabalist pursuing a career of esoteric practice spanning three decades. His interest in symbol systems and comparative religion have allowed him the opportunity to share experiences with a large community of practitioners in the US and abroad. William is the publisher at Ouroboros Press and the proprietor of Mortlake and Company a metaphysical gallery in his home town of Seattle, Washington.