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Rumi (1207-1273) was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Over the past seven centuries, his influence has transcended international borders and ethnic divisions, and his poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Often described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the... / READ MORE /
Binah, is a Hebrew word which means “understanding”, and is the second intellectual sephira on the kabbalistic Tree of Life. It sits on the level below Keter (in the formulations that include that sephirah), across from Chokmah and directly above Gevurah. It is usually given four paths: to Keter, Chockmah, Gevurah, and Tiphereth (some Kabbalists... / READ MORE /
Da’at (or Daas) is a Hebrew word that means Knowledge. In the Kabbalistic Tree of Life Da’at is the location (the mystical state) where all ten sephirot are united as one. According to Wikipedia: In Da’at, all sephirot exist in their perfected state of infinite sharing. The three sephirot of the left column that would receive and... / READ MORE /
Gevurah is the fifth of the ten Sefirot we’ve been exploring over the past few weeks on The Esoteric Encyclopedia series. This sphere corresponds to the second day of creation, and represents the second layer of the emotive attributes in Creation. Gevurah is seen as God’s mode of punishing the wicked, and judging humanity. It is the... / READ MORE /
Chesed is the fourth sephirot on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, and is a Hebrew word commonly translated as “loving-kindness,” “kindness” or “love.” The first three of the ten sephirot, are the attributes of the intellect, while Chesed is the first sephira of the attribute of action. Its position is below Chokhmah, across from Gevurah and above... / READ MORE /
Tiferet, which is defined as “Adornment” or “Beauty”, is the sixth sefira in the kabbalistic Tree of Life, located in the Middle Pillar. It represents the archetype of the number 6, the descent of the Godhead into consciousness, and is also associated with “Spirituality”, “Balance”, “Integration”, “Beauty”, “Miracles”, and “Compassion”. According to Wikipedia: Tiferet is the... / READ MORE /
Popular musicians and composers sometimes plagiarize from one another. Here are just a few examples of what happens when derivative works are mashed up together and interpreted through the musical Kabbalistic framework described in Astromusik and Audiomancy (located here).   Bowser’s theme was derived from Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, which was also featured in Earthworm Jim. They... / READ MORE /
Brooklyn-based photographer, Joey L, has traveled the world searching for mystics, and those who have dedicated their lives to spiritual liberation. His series, Holy Men, features the people he has encountered along his journey, and the photo series below focuses on the sadhus (holy men), who live in Varanasi India. A large portion of the portraits... / READ MORE /
The wisdom of the ages has been hidden in plain sight for time immemorial, disguised in allegory and myth. While religion has mislead millions and millions to believe stories that have been edited, extracted, and designed for a deeper agenda – the truth is available, if we choose to read between the lines, and seek... / READ MORE /
Ariosophy (or Armanism) is the name of an esoteric ideological system pioneered by Guido von List and Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels in Austria, between 1890-1930. The term in itself is relating to wisdom concerning the Aryans. According to Wikipedia: In historic research on the topic, such as Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke’s book The Occult Roots of Nazism,... / READ MORE /
In this episode of Liberation Frequency, Jennifer Sodini interviews acclaimed author Tobias Churton (www.tobiaschurton.com). The two discuss the unknown aspects of the “wickedest man in the world”, Aleister Crowley, and explore initiation, gnosticism, symbolism and other esoteric subject matter. Tobias Churton’s Biography: Tobias Churton first came to public notice with the 1987 Channel 4 production,... / READ MORE /