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Salvador Dalí designed a deck of surreal tarot cards in 1984 that was intended to be used as props for the James Bond film, Live and Let Die, but due to contractual agreement issues, the cards were never released. “Combining the occult with his own unmistakable sensibility, Dalí’s tarot is a pastiche of old-world art, surrealism,... / READ MORE /
In the remote corner of the exotic west of Tibet, the pristine Mount Kailash (6714 meters) dominates the entire region’s landscape. The celestial beauty of Mt. Kailash is not only fascinating, but it is also the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon religions from around the world. For all four religions, Mount Kailash is... / READ MORE /
Our intention in the exploration of Amenti Oracle: Feather Heart Deck and Guidebook is to offer an alchemical journey of awareness, with the words in each passage evolving as you continue to evolve through time, the layers of wisdom can be further unlocked through direct experience and study. “Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe... / READ MORE /
The Astro Guide : Astrology by VICE App recently launched, and Annabel Gat is one of the key expert astrologers behind this gorgeous (and user-friendly) new platform. We recently caught up with Annabel to learn more about her work, some astrology basics and what to expect from Astro Guide Annabel Gat is an astrologer certified... / READ MORE /
Ma’at is an ancient Egyptian Neter (“force of nature” / goddess), as well as a living philosophy. She is the personification of truth, balance, harmony, and justice. Wife to Thoth, Ma’at is the symbolic embodiment of a discerning heart, that leads with courage, awareness, and authenticity. As a spiritual symbol, or philosophy, she is the cosmic life-force... / READ MORE /
Temet Nosce // Know Thyself The Matrix (1999), which is our modern day version of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”, has a rather famous scene, where the protagonist, Neo, goes to visit “The Oracle”. While in her apartment, above the kitchen door, the ancient Greek aphorism, Temet Nosce (“Know Thyself”), hangs. The Oracle does not... / READ MORE /
The vast, unknown depths of the human psyche have long yielded more questions than answers in our humble search for self awareness and significance in the grand scheme. The world’s psychologists and cerebral explorers have rappelled into the collective mind, seeking to understand the science of consciousness in a way that can illuminate our identity... / READ MORE /
The early years of medieval Christianity greatly diverged from what we commonly associate with the teachings of Christ in the modern age. During the 11th century, an influential but ephemeral religious group known as the Cathars emerged in the Languedoc region of France. Their dualist, Gnosticism-infused teachings confused and infuriated the Catholic church, who often... / READ MORE /
Cycles of Time and Karma The word kalachakra means cycles of time, and the Kalachakra system presents three such cycles – external, internal and alternative. The external and internal cycles deal with time as we normally know it, while the alternative cycles are practices for gaining liberation from these two. The structures of the external and internal cycles are analogous,... / READ MORE /
The sweltering plateaus of Mali, Northwest Africa, are home to a mysterious lineage infamous for their apparent ancestral connection to advanced extraterrestrial beings. This covert, culturally rich collective is known as the Dogon Tribe. The Dogon people are the closest thing to a real life Wakanda. Their ancient wisdom reveals a deep understanding of advanced... / READ MORE /
On the outskirts of Nag Hammadi, Egypt in December 1945, a farmer was digging for fertilizer around the mountainous caverns of Jabal al-Tārif. After hitting something unusually solid, the farmer unearthed a skeletal mass guarding an assemblage of archaic books inscribed with esoteric writing. What he unknowingly discovered was the last remaining translations of the... / READ MORE /
The Essenes were a reclusive and mysterious Jewish sect that believed in reincarnation, human ascension, and the immortality of the soul. Many Essenes engaged in communal ownership of property, participating in voluntary poverty and asceticism. Their monastic, money-less lifestyle was governed by customs upheld by the Essene priest class, who practiced strict celibacy and vegetarianism... / READ MORE /
The Law of One is a 5 part series of channeled books detailing a vast metaphysical philosophy that has left a lasting impression on the spiritual community. These recorded interviews expand on complex concepts with unwavering integrity, gradually conveying complete and coherent insight on enigmatic topics such as ascension, higher dimensions, extraterrestrials, consciousness, the infinite... / READ MORE /
Channeling divine wisdom from the heart to mind to brush-stroke, Laura Zuspan is able to open portals of light (and spirit) with her uniquely brilliant artwork. An artist, mother, seer, and sage – the magic Zuspan imbues into her creations is a palpable force of source energy expressed and embodied. We recently connected with Zuspan... / READ MORE /
The secret nature of the cosmos has long been accepted as an unreachable enigma to the seekers of every age. The body held a similar miraculous mystery for millennia, until anatomy and astronomy revealed a glimpse of our inner and outer universe. Even with these scientific advancements, innumerable secrets of the celestial and mundane worlds... / READ MORE /
Enclosed within the lush jungles of Cambodia, an otherworldly sanctuary graces the earth with its enigmatic presence. Its sacred ruins carry the story of a fallen kingdom whose forgotten glory can still be heard in the whispers of its crumbling corridors. The illustrious Angkor Wat, translated as “The City of Temples”, has become known as... / READ MORE /
The Buddhist monks of the esoteric Shingon or “True Word” tradition once practiced a mysterious ritual that is said to transmute the consciousness of the ascetic into a living Buddha. This process requires the monk to maintain a strict diet and meditate for many days inside a sealed tomb, ringing a bell every day until... / READ MORE /