The Key to the Rosarium

Emblem XXVII. He that endeavours to enter into the Philosophers’ Rosarye without a key, is like him who would walk without feet. ~ Michael Maier’s alchemical opus Atalanta Fugiens of 1618 The Rose Garden of Wisdom has an abundance of various flowers, But the gate is always closed with strong bolts; Only one thing of […]

Who is HRU, Part II: an esoteric pop up book

This may be the world’s first esoteric pop up book. I showed Part one, the beginning pages of the book, during the Tabula Mundi Colores Arcus tarot kickstarter. If you missed Part I, here it is again: and at long last here is Part II, the middle of the book:

An infinity of secret zodiacal cards?

I thought I’d both show some progress on the secret zodiacal cards coming with the Babalon edition of Tabula Mundi, but also show something about the creation process, and how actually instead of 12 secret zodiacal cards that are obtained by combining the three minors of each sign, there are actually a much larger number […]

Who is HRU? Part I and other news

Time for a little show and tell, to tell you about, and show you a little, of the inside of the world’s most elaborate deck package called “Who is HRU?” First some information. “Who is HRU?” is a prose poem of 418 words. Some time in February of this year, I made a meaningful connection that […]

The Ten of Disks: Adam Kadmon and the Vault

The last of the decanic minors, the Ten of Disks, was the most recent card finished. This card, as the last decan of Virgo which is ruled by Mercury, combines the energies of the Hermit with the Magus, in the sephira of Malkuth.     The following is from Book M: Liber Mundi, the guidebook […]

Leap Year: A Unicorn sighting

February 29th. Leap Day. Here we go, at midnight, or thereabouts.  This post is as rare as a unicorn. As it should be. Warning: this post is brought to you by Neptune on the day-out-of-time. Yes it is out there, and that is the point. Happy Leap Day! One would think, with the name “Leap Day” […]

from Beauty to Splendor

    October Ode to Pan, Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! Pan! Io Pan!   blue black grapes purpling fragrant, fallen high the devil lived hickory nuts, swollen   white gold crystals as yet unlived potential existence is pure joy honeycomb, torrential  

The Number 4

The number 4 gets little glamour. It’s rep is stability, squareness which isn’t all that exciting on the face of it. But really it is everything there is, come forth from the One. Four is the number of wholeness and completion of a created thing, in that nearly every complete thing can be divided into […]

23 Skidoo

  ΚΕΦΑΛΗ ΚΓ (23) SKIDOO What man is at ease in his Inn? Get out. Wide is the world and cold. Get out. Thou hast become an in-itiate. Get out. But thou canst not get out by the way thou camest in. The Way out is THE WAY. Get out For OUT is Love and […]

New Aces – Ace of Disks

Hé final of the Tetragrammaton; the Earth Ace. To know, to will, to dare…and, to keep silence. from Tao Te Ching 56: Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know. Keep your mouth closed. Guard your senses. Temper your sharpness. Simplify your problems. Mask your brightness. Be at one with the […]