Saturday, November 15, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
|Divine Love the High Priest|
It is at this stage of one's journey that one
is confronted with other's belief systems and maybe
also a reality that does not match your own
understanding of it. This means that you will
have a choice. You can either shut down and
keep with those who agree with you or you
can open up to an adventure beyond
So you can see that this card shows that you
are entering an initiation.
The High Priest is traditionally a religious figure.
for the sacred rose garden within. All sacrifices
made will lead to the Rose. (more about this idea
later in the deck)
We often have to leave something in order to
know and understand whether it is important
to us or not.
the inner sanctum where Love reigns.
Divine Love, or Love, with a capital L, is not the
same as our limited experience and expression
of love. We know love in binding relationships;
we know it in romantic love, filial love and sentiment.
All of these can be wondrous and disastrous
and even at the same time. But these are not
Divine Love. The Love of the Divine, the Love that
God has for Her creations, cannot be described or
limited. Our human mind and nature cannot
fathom such unconditionality.
It is not always easy to see the hand of
Divine Love in one's life as a blessing.
At times the High Priest ushers in great
suffering or many challenges.
Then we are tempted to call these 'curses' or
punishments or the withdrawal of Love.
Wisdom is a skill. It is embodied living
of these philosophical ideas. In the beginning
stages of our journey we have to focus on acquiring
many skills; we have to concentrate on learning
faith and we have to teach the doubting mind
that it can trust the Master or Mistress' Voice
The High Priest of Divine Love is dependent on
the High Priestess, the second card in the
Major Arcana in the Tarot tradition.
She symbolises the One who lives in the
inner sanctum. She is often depicted with the two
pillars from Solomon's Temple, the one black
and the other white : masculine and feminine.
It also displays our mind's perception and
understanding of duality and how we tend to
see things in black and white.
She is our Intuition and her voice whispers
through the actions of Divine Love.
In the beginning we train our minds to
consider and accept that Divine Love is veiled
by our own perceptions and belief systems.
That all actions in our lives, joyful or painful,
are ushered in by the High Priest of Life, Divine Love.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
|I The Magician - Sacred Heart of Jesus|
My yoke is easy and my burden is light -
Matthew xi, 30
The Rose is also the symbol of the flowering gift
which the self receives upon a sacrifice.
Through the cross to the Rose.
The Sacred Heart is the fifth mystical wound of
the Christ. I will explain more on this later in the deck.
important one. If one does not understand nor grasp
this arcanum, you will not know what to do with
the rest that follows.
Here the Magician has the rose, the chalice,
The miniature scapular of the Carmelites adorn
the one side of this altar card. This symbolises
that it is necessary to don the garb of the Magician,
to embody the principles and practises of
The Magician, the magi, in order to become
that which you seek.
A necessity for a Visionary and for real success
in the material and spiritual world, is the ability
to focus and concentrate the mind.
Both St John of the Cross and St Teresa of Avila
emphasises the need for concentration
for spiritual prayer. They state that the
power of concentration comes as a result of
moral purification. The silenced will, the one that
has been brought into alignment with the Higher Will.
can silence the mind's thoughts and desires
in one-pointed concentration.
peace, for enlightenment, whichever it is, it is necessary
to become the Magician as your first step.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
|The Rose Queen|
|XX The Sun|
|King of Roses|
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
The bee has since ancient times been a symbol
of the goddess, the divine feminine, the Great Mother,
a symbol of Wisdom, and even the church.
In ancient times, the bees were regarded as sacred
and they were seen as travellers between the natural
world and the underworld.
Through a process of alchemy, bees
create honey, in ancient times,
regarded as the nectar of the gods.
The term milk and honey were used to describe
abundance and eden-like qualities to our lives.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
St Michael is one of the three angels mentioned
A one of a kind eclectic hand soldered
patina'd and aged for that very vintage
and ancient look
Unique holy medals, charms and symbols
of Archangel Michael
The image of Mary is set in resin in a
sterling silver cup
The small Michael charm is engraved
on the back with the words
The beads include freshwater pearls,
turquoise, bone and aurora borealis
and a piece of a very old mother of
pearl rosary brought back from Lourdes
Thursday, May 29, 2014
|Archangel Michael shrine and altar and blessing seeds made by Hettienne|
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