Sophia: A Gnostic and Psychological Perspective

Sophia is the Greek word which means “wisdom”. Although we often use the word wisdom as an attribute, within the philosophical, religious, Gnostic and occultist circles, Sophia is divinity. Hagia Sophia is one of the most renowned churches in the world, it was built in the 6th century, and was originally Christian but later become…… Continue reading Sophia: A Gnostic and Psychological Perspective

Gnosticism Part II

Gnosticism has caused so much controversy due to the fact dogmatic religions quite adamantly oppose it. Gnosis is a Greek word meaning “Knowledge”; not an ordinary state of knowing, rather an integrative knowledge which requires a particular state of consciousness–this particular type of knowledge aligns mind, body and spirit; you don’t just want to believe…… Continue reading Gnosticism Part II

Letting Go of Masks: Understanding Perceptions

Our perceptions determine how we see the world and our response to events, people, etc. Our perceptions can change over time, depending on our circumstances or our own level of growth; are we healing ourselves or running away from anything that may feel too painful or threatens to shatter our preconceived ideas? Our world is…… Continue reading Letting Go of Masks: Understanding Perceptions

Understanding “Sacred Texts”

Sacred texts, whether Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic or Jewish are books which are revered by many all over the world. As a matter of fact they are best sellers each and every year; however, they are also the most misunderstood ones; as well as having had their context be manipulated over the years for various…… Continue reading Understanding “Sacred Texts”

Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet: Understanding Ancient Knowledge & Symbology

If you were to come into my home, you would encounter various symbols/statues from many different cultures; Celtic, Sumerian, Egyptian, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Native Indian, German etc. Those of you who are familiar with my writings by now know I am a Spiritual/Omnist, “Active Nihilist” or as some have called me a student of Alchemy;…… Continue reading Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet: Understanding Ancient Knowledge & Symbology

Chaos: An Alchemical and Psychoanalytical Perspective

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order Carl Jung Recently I have been diving into a lot of “occult” material, revisiting teachings I grew up with as well as looking to expand my knowledge of Alchemy and its relations to the mind or what modern psychology calls Psychoanalysis.  I…… Continue reading Chaos: An Alchemical and Psychoanalytical Perspective

Alchemy: The 7 Hermetic Principles

What are the 7 Hermetic Principles? They are a set of seven timeless and extremely important laws/functions of the universe; which have been famously outlined in the Kybalion; a famous hermetic text. Let me give you a little background history…. In ancient Egypt there was a God named Tahuti; the god of writing; really the…… Continue reading Alchemy: The 7 Hermetic Principles